DVD: “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” “Esteros,” “One Kiss,” “Don’t Breathe,” & More!
Need some distraction? Well, home entertainment delivers bigly this week!
The AbFab gals are back for one last crazy hurrah in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, while a home invasion goes bloodily awry in twisted horror-thriller Don’t Breathe.
We also have a queer teenage love triangle in Italian drama One Kiss, while a pair of childhood friends with benefits reconnect as adults in Esteros (above).
Let’s get to those trailers, details and your comments!
($39.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; 20th Century Fox)
Patsy and Edina are back in their first – and, according to star Jennifer Saunders, their last – motion picture. As shallow and debauched as ever, this time Edina scrambles for a new PR gig and, in an attempt to land Kate Moss, accidentally pushes her into the Thames and a watery death. Cue (more) zany antics! All the hallmarks from the series are back – botox! smoking! obsession over aging! – while it’s a treat to see characters like Bubbles again in full-tilt bonkers mode, plus celeb cameos to boot. The wealth of extras include deleted scenes, outtakes, featurettes, and a set visit with Dame Edna.
($21.99 DVD; Breaking Glass Pictures)
In this Argentinean import, a pair of adolescent boys, Matais and Jeronimo, share their summers together and eventually a sexual coming-of-age. However, just as things start to get serious, Matais is forced to move away with his family. Cut to a decade later, and Matais returns with a girlfriend in tow and reunited with Jeronimo, now openly gay. What will happen now? A lyrical and beautifully shot rom-dram indeed, and of course you’re in for some handsome Argentinean eye candy to boot. Extras include interviews.
($24.99 DVD; TLA)
The writer of gorgeous Tilda Swinton film I Am Love, Ivan Controneo is director of this artful drama centered on a trio of Northern Italy teenage outsiders – openly gay Lorenzo, bullied aspiring athlete Antonio, and Blu, a girl regarded as town slut. Drawn together, these friends do suffer their own challenge when Antonio starts feeling something new for Lorenzo… With its complex characters and tonal shifts, this makes for a nice coming-of-age double feature with Perks Of Being A Wallflower!
($34.99 Blu-ray, $30.99 DVD; Sony)
The home invasion flick gets a nasty, gory twist in this tale of three ill-advised, young thieves who target a blind man’s home for robbery. Once inside, they discover the guy has, shall we say, special skills, and the hunters become the hunted – money aside, will they even escape with their lives? Directed by the Evil Dead remake’s Fede Alvarez, there’s a juicy little twist, pulse-pounding tension, and truly cringe-inducing horrors within this one! Extras include deleted scenes, commentary, and five featurettes.
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