Robert Altman's 'Nashville' is out on Blu-ray today.(Photo: Criterion)
Need something to watch while you do a little online shopping? Maybe one of these will do the trick:
Release o' the week: Nashville.
I'm thrilled that one of my all-time favorite films is now available on
Blu-ray via Criterion. This special edition includes commentary by the
late Robert Altman, a new documentary about the making of the
film and more enticing extras. I don't purchase a lot of DVDs anymore,
but I'm getting my hands on this one.
- Drinking Buddies. Joe Swanberg's most commercial film to date is also one of his most enjoyable. Olivia Wilde stars with a standout performance by New Girl's Jake Johnson.
- Good Ol' Freda. I enjoyed this documentary about the Beatles' shy and charming secretary, interviewed for the first time here.
- The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman sharpens the claws once again.
- Let's Get Lost and the Bruce Weber Film Collection. Enjoy the films from the celebrated photographer; Lost, released in 1988, offers a particularly engaging profile of musician Chet Baker.
- Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: The Complete Series. Norman Lear's strange '70s soap finally gets a definitive release.
- The Rutles Anthology. Fans of Eric Idle's Beatles parodies will be thrilled to own this collection.
- Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams. The doc follows Stevie as she makes an album with Dave Stewart.
- Made of Stone. British band the Stone Roses gets the documentary treatment.
Also out: The Hangover Trilogy, Winnie Mandela, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Hot in Cleveland: Season Four, The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season, The Smurfs 2, Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 9-11, Hawaii Five-O: The Complete Original Series, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Mind of a Chef: Season 2
Blu-ray highlight: A special edition of Anchorman and an extended edition of Argo are out in the format, along with Serpico.
Now on demand: Look for the doc Smash & Grab: The Story of Pink Panthers (Dec. 3), Crave with Ron Perlman (Dec. 6), the doc The Penguin King (Dec. 6) and Twice Born with Penelope Cruz (Dec. 6) via on-demand services.
Related news: The first season of FX's The Americans lands on DVD/Blu-ray Feb. 11.