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A remake-heavy week, with 4Ks of the 2010s Carrie and Child’s Play, the American Rings (but the original Japanese Dark Water), and Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate. I’ve previously expressed my preference of this Manchurian to Frankenheimer’s with a fervency that I suspect wasn’t giving the original its fair shake; Demme knew he couldn’t conjure anything as freaky as the garden party or Janet Leigh’s flirting and didn’t try. But he trades up from Sinatra doing perfectly fine to Denzel close to his very best, and he does an even better job than in Silence of the Lambs of turning every single one of his trademarks from warm and inviting to terrifying. Not even music can save us from the ongoing political and corporate nightmare that America may never wake up from: Robyn Hitchcock is the face of neverending war and torture in the Middle East, and Fountains of Wayne soundtracks the debilitating belief (or realization) that things will not be getting any better.

The Act: The Complete Limited Series (Universal)
Carrie 4K (Shout Factory)
Changing Lanes 4K (Kino)
Child’s Play 4K (Shout Factory)
Dark Water 4K (Arrow)
K-19: The Widowmaker 4K (Shout Factory)
Lynch/Oz (Criterion)
The Manchurian Candidate 4K (Kino)
Rent-a-Cop (Kino)
The Ring Collection 4K (Shout Factory)
The Runner (Criterion)
Shadow Magic (Sony)
Suits: The Complete Series (Universal)
Target (Kino)