Let’s Get Physical: The best DVD and Blu-ray releases of December 6, 2016

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We here at Substream love to give you our fresh takes on the best new theatrical and VOD releases, but what if you love something enough to want to own a physical copy? This is our rundown of this week’s best new releases on DVD and Blu-ray, so that you know what films to add to your home video library.

Don’t Think Twice

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group—all best friends—start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.

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Trash Fire

When Owen (Adrian Grenier) is forced to confront the past he’s been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel (Angela Trimbur), become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit, and murder.

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Jason Bourne

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

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For The Love Of Spock

For The Love Of Spock tells the life story of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly 50 years. The film’s focus began as a celebration of the 50-year anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, but after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy, was ready to tell another story: His personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock. Adam not only shares details on the creation, evolution, and universal impact of Mr. Spock, but also about the ups and downs of being the son of a TV icon. For The Love Of Spock is laden with never-before-seen footage and interviews of friends, family, and colleagues that include William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast, Zachary Quinto and the new crew of the Starship Enterprise, The Big Bang Theory cast, filmmaker J.J. Abrams, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Kicks

15-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy; assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone—even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by local hood, Flaco. Seemingly the embodiment of menace, Flaco harbors complexities of his own that will be revealed when Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers with his two best friends in tow.

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Heart Of A Dog

NEW TO THE CRITERION COLLECTION: Heart Of A Dog marks the first feature film in 30 years by multimedia artist Laurie Anderson. A cinematic tone poem that flows from a sustained meditation on death and other forms of absence, the film seamlessly weaves together thoughts on Tibetan Buddhism, reincarnation, the modern surveillance state, and the artistic lives of dogs, with an elegy for the filmmaker’s beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle, at its heart. Narrated by Anderson with her characteristic wry wit, and featuring a plaintive, free-form score by the filmmaker, the tender and provocative Heart Of A Dog continues Anderson’s four-and-a-half-decade career of imbuing the everyday with a sense of dreamlike wonder.

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The Exterminating Angel

NEW TO THE CRITERION COLLECTION: A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and find themselves inexplicably unable to leave, in Luis Buñuel’s daring masterpiece The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador). Made just one year after the director’s inter­na­tional sensation Viridiana, this film, full of eerie comic absurdity, continues Buñuel’s wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes.

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