New on DVD and Blu-Ray

This week sees the release of perhaps last year’s most divisive film, Babylon, which I would describe as the Under the Silver Lake of Singin’ in the Rains. I won’t begrudge anyone who wanted no part of this experience (especially if they already aren’t a fan of Damien Chazelle’s theatre-kid excitability), but I thought it was incredible, first just as a hilarious, rollicking Boogie Nights-a-like and then as a very convincing case for cinema to just die already. The latter part could also describe David Lynch’s Inland Empire, his DV nightmare/Laura Dern showcase presented by Criterion in as high quality as its deliberately crummy visuals will allow. But if you’re not in the mood for a bludgeoning three-hour odyssey, there’s also a 4K of Red Eye (available for the first time outside of DVD), where all Wes Craven needs is 80 minutes and Cillian Murphy’s scary, sexy eyes to deliver a top-notch (if imperfect) potboiler. The makers of M3GAN needed 20 more minutes to make something not as good, though they have the advantage over Craven of directing in a post-Girls world and having Allison Williams at their disposal.

Babylon 4K (Paramount)
Crazy People (Shout Factory)
Critical Condition (Shout Factory)
Dragonslayer 4K (Paramount)
Inland Empire (Criterion)
M3GAN (Universal)
Red Eye 4K (Paramount)
Sorry, Wrong Number (Shout Factory)