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DVD: “Rich Hill,” “Muppets Most Wanted,” “The Railway Man,” “BoysTown,” & More!

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It’s an eclectic week in home entertainment, from zany Muppet capers to A-List thespian-driven dramas to queer TV series to Sundance indies! Let’s take a look, yes?

 

Muppets Most Wanted

($39.99 Blu-ray; Disney)

In this sequel to the successful franchise reboot, our favorite Muppets get entangled in a criminal caper while on a world tour. Look out for cameos by the likes of Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Tina Fey, Tom Hiddleston, Miranda Richardson, James McAvoy and oodles more. Extras with the Blu-ray’s 12-minute “Unnecessarily Extended Cut” include bloopers, a music video, and more.

 

The Railway Man

($34.99 Blu-ray, $29.98 DVD; Anchor Bay)

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman head up this drama based on the true-life story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who, years after being traumatized as a Japanese prisoner of war during WWII, pursued revenge against a sadistic captor. Extras include a commentary and making-of featurette.

 

Rich Hill

(VOD; The Orchard)

Over the course of a year, directors Andrew Droz Palermo and Tracy Droz Tragos follow a trio of adolescents in the tiny, impoverished town of Rich Hill, MO. Gorgeously made, affecting, poetic, this is also deeply depressing, rough stuff, exposing the “real America” Palin kept yammering about — these kids are stuck in a bad place indeed, and it’s important that you join them there for a little while at least.

 

BoysTown: The Complete First Season

($24.99 DVD; Reidling Entertainment)

Based in L.A., Ricky Reidling’s gay half-hour TV series — not to be confused with Austin Wong’s more recent webseries Boystown with Degrassi stars Adamo Ruggiero and Ben Lewis — aired on Canada’s OutTV. Here you can catch the whole shebang as Reidling continues to work on season two.

ALSO OUT:

 

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Locke

Filth

Frankie & Alice

Bears

 

 

By:           Lawrence Ferber
On:           Aug 12, 2014
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