New on DVD and Blu-ray
The Princess Bride
Criterion’s Blu-ray edition of Rob Reiner’s “magical, life-affirming” 1987 fantasy classic should be on the wish list of anyone who grew up watching the movie, said FilmPulse.net. With a 4K restoration and a remastered soundtrack, “it looks gorgeous and sounds spectacular.”
Among Pixar sequels, “this follow-up surpasses most everything without Toy Story in the title,” said USA Today. Elastigirl steps into the lead role this time, while her husband, Mr. Incredible, stays home to take care of a new baby who can shoot lasers out of his eyes.
Spike Lee’s best scripted movie in years is “an alarm clock ringing in the midst of a historical nightmare,” said The New York Times. Based on a true story about a black cop who infiltrated the 1970s Ku Klux Klan, it’s both funny and furious—a vivid reminder that racism isn’t easily extinguished.