The reboot of a horror series known for its gory character is topping this week’s DVD releases.
“Spiral”: This latest entry in the “Saw” franchise features Chris Rock as a police detective investigating a series of gruesome murders by a Jigsaw impersonator killer. Also with Samuel L. Jackson and Max Minghella.
“The original trend of pornographic torture was a product of the political climate of the time, as the” war on terror “manifested” improved interrogation techniques, “Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, CIA torture reports “, writes Tribune News Service reviewer Katie Walsh in her review.
However, she noted: “‘Spiral’ exists in a very different cultural moment, and the filmmakers are trying to talk about it, with a killer using torture as a means to bring bloody justice to corrupt cops. But they are doing too much. of effort to avoid stepping on too many toes, resulting in a confusing and messy movie on many levels. “
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“Dream Horse”: Based on a remarkable true story, Tony Collette stars as a Welsh village bartender who convinces his friends and neighbors to pool their money and buy a foal, thus entering the dizzying world of high stakes horse racing.
“Jakob’s Wife”: After a chance encounter with “The Master”, a woman dissatisfied with her marriage to a small town minister discovers a new sense of power and daring. As she does, however, the death toll rises in this horror film.
“Die In A Gunfight”: A modern update to “Romeo and Juliet” with a touch of “Succession” mixed in, this film features Diego Boneta and Alexandra Daddario as the doomed lovers of mighty rival families in New Town. York today. .
“Wild State”: A con artist uses his charisma to attract a gang of followers made up of runaway children and orphans, and soon they wreak havoc in the swamps and trailer parks of Florida.
“Gangs of London: Season 1”: The murder of London’s most powerful crime boss ignites a fierce power struggle to fill the underworld void in this British TV drama.
‘Initiation’: University’s Promise Week takes a sinister turn when a star athlete is assassinated, sparking a spate of social media murders that spur a group of students to uncover the school’s dark secrets.
“Shameless: The Eleventh and Final Season”: The Showtime favorite, located in the south side of Chicago, stops him after a decade, but not before one last ride with William H. Macy and the Gallagher team.
“Star Trek Discovery: Season Three”: After going through a wormhole in the season two finale, the crew must navigate an unknown future far from the home they once knew.
“The Spanish Princess”: This historical drama series by Starz follows the royal intrigues of Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII of England.
“The Walking Dead: Season 10”: AMC’s hit show returns, with Season 10 marking the final zombie fight for Danai Gurira’s Michonne character.
“32, rue Malasana”: a Spanish family leaves their village and buys an old apartment in Madrid, but the purchase of their dreams quickly turns into a nightmare when they discover that they are not alone in the unit.
“Rock Paper Scissors”: Two friends step into the world of underground rock, paper, scissors competitions in this coming-of-age comedy.
“Gully”: The explosive and timely tale of three childhood friends who survive an education in Los Angeles’ toughest neighborhoods.
“Bordertown: Season 3 (Blu-ray)”: Nordic black that takes full advantage of Finland’s austere beauty returns for its third season.
“GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “GI Joe: Retaliation” (Blu-ray): Before the new movie “Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins” comes the release of these previous films on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time.
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“Fire”: Firefighters try to save a village from a forest fire in this Russian action film.
“House of Quarantine”: Nine people are locked together as they try to shoot a movie, but unbeknownst to them, one of them is infected with COVID-19.
“Hydra”: A retired assassin living a quiet life is recruited for a final job he can’t refuse in this Japanese film.
“Room 9”: Forty years after a horrific double murder in a small town inn, the city is once again terrorized by a series of murders.
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