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DVD: “Pride,” “The Good Lie,” “Doctor Who,” & More!

 

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What do we want? Home entertainment! When do we want it? Now!

Let’s jump right in to the offerings — like Pride, above — so we can get to the holiday fun!

 

Pride

($34.99 Blu-ray, $30.99 DVD; Sony)

Based on an inspiring, true queer story set in the UK – a la Kinky Boots – this award-winning dramedy charts how LGBT activists came to the aid of British miners during the 1980s strike. Culture clash gives way to understanding in one of the year’s best LGBT titles (which, also a la Kinky Boots, is being developed into a stage musical). Extras include deleted scenes and a featurette on the true story that inspired the film.

 

Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series

($89.98 Blu-ray, $79.98 DVD; BBC)

Peter Capaldi’s first season as the iconic UK sci-fi character, and he’s off to a great start by the way, comes in a features-packed holiday gift-worthy set! Includes all 12 episodes and a bevy of extras: behind-the-scenes featurettes for each episode (140 minutes total!), and a whopping six documentaries and TV specials ranging in subject from the doctors’ companions to “The Ultimate Time Lord,” featuring oodles of past Doctors and creative teams. Ho-Ho-Who!!

 

The Good Lie

($35.99 Blu-ray; Warner Bros)

Reese Witherspoon’s getting a whole lot of acclaim this year for her turns in Inherent Vice, Wild (there’s Oscar talk about that one), and this moving and critically acclaimed tale of Sudanese refugees — war orphans called “Lost Boys” and played by the real deal — making their way to new lives in the USA. Extras include deleted scenes and a featurette.

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