DVD & Blu-rays Released February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21

Hacksaw Ridge

The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing a gun. Believing that the War was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded near enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. He was the first conscientious objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Tyler Thompson, Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Christopher Woodrow
Drama Action War Thriller

Bad Santa 2

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid' - chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity.

Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Kathy Bates, as Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Christina Hendricks, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.
Kathy Bates, Andrew Gunn, Steve Pink, Billy Bob Thornton, Mark Waters, Ryan Hansen, David Thwaites, Geyer Kosinski
Comedy Sequel Holiday
116 mins

Sophie and the Rising Sun

Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, the film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe a wounded Asian stranger, Mr. Ohta, appears in the town under mysterious circumstances. Sophie, a native of Salty Creek, quickly becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of art blossoms into a delicate and forbidden courtship. As their secret relationship evolves the war escalates tragically. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism, bigotry and violence sweeps through the town, threatening Mr. Ohta’s life. A trio of women, each with her own secrets - Sophie, along with the town matriarch and her housekeeper - rejects law and propriety, risking their lives with their actions.
Margo Martindale, Lorraine Toussaint, Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi, Maggie Greenwald, Diane Ladd
Drama Adaptation

Nocturnal Animals

The plot is described as a "story inside a story," with the first part following a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second part of the story follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, George Clooney, Amy Adams, Laura Linney, Grant Heslov, Ellie Bamber, Michael Shannon
Thriller Adaptation Noir
112 mins

Beauty and the Beast

1810. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant (André Dussollier) exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace. One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), who sentences him to death for stealing a rose. Feeling responsible for the terrible fate which has befallen her family, Belle decides to sacrifice herself and take her father's place. At the Beast's castle, it is not death that awaits Belle, but a strange life in which fantastical moments mingle with gaiety and melancholy. Every night, at dinner, Belle and the Beast sit down together. They learn about each other, taming one another like two strangers who are total opposites. When she has to repulse his amorous advances, Belle tries to pierce the mysteries of the Beast and his domain. And when night falls, the Beast's past is revealed to her bit by bit in her dreams. It is a tragic story, which tells her that this solitary and fearsome being was once a majestic prince. Armed with her courage, ignoring every danger, and opening her heart, Belle manages to release the Beast from his curse. And in doing so, she discovers true love.
Vincent Cassel, Léa Seydoux, Eduardo Noriega, Audrey Lamy, Louka Meliava, André Dussollier, Myriam Charleins, Sara Giraudeau
Adventure Fantasy
135 mins

Manchester by the Sea

A Boston-living ne’er-do-well plumber is forced to return home to the titular town after he learns his brother passed away. There, he finds himself thrust into the care of the man's 16-year old son but finds himself crumbling due to a secret tragedy in his past.
Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck, Kenneth Lonergan, Gigi Pritzker, Gretchen Mol, Kara Hayward, Tate Donovan
Drama
95 mins

Seasons

After traveling the world alongside migrating birds and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground, the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age. Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when, in a relatively short period of time the ice retreated, the landscape metamorphosed, the cycle of seasons was established and the beasts occupied their new kingdom. It was only later than man arrived to share this habitat, first tentatively as migratory hunter/gatherers, then making inroads in the forest as settled agriculturalists, and later more dramatically via industry and warfare.
Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Stephane Durand
Documentary

Tuesday, February 21