Binge & Buy: The ‘Joker’ Is on You
Welcome to Mandatory and ComingSoon’s weekly Binge & Buy, a digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD column for the week of January 7! Here, you’ll find detailed write-ups of different titles released this week, including a number of new releases like Joker, reissues, combo packs, and TV seasons, none of which you can live without in 2019.
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This film is an original, standalone story. Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Photo: Warner Bros.
Two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) fight each other for survival and sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. This movie comes from Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind horror masterpiece The Witch.
When Stan discovers a murderous vampire living in his shed, he knows he must destroy it. But his best friend Dommer has a much more sinister plan.
Photo: Sideshow Pictures
Steñio can talk to the dead. If he isn't careful, his gift will be a curse.
Photo: Canal Brasil
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Photo: Bergman Lustig Productions
'Wrinkles the Clown' (DVD)
It started with an online video that went viral. Wrinkles the clown had been hired by parents to scare their misbehaving child. Follow this eerie real-life character.
Photo: Crush Pictures
After Ramu discovers that his fiancée Tollea has been kidnapped by a lost tribe and taken to a Pacific isle, he and his friend Kado set out across the seas to find her.
Photo: Universal Pictures
Screen legend Joseph Cotten stars as the fanatical patriarch of a family of ex-Confederate killers who massacre an army convoy to finance an invasion of the North. But before they can reignite the Civil War, they'll have to smuggle a coffin crammed with stolen cash across a frontier enflamed by lust, violence and extreme vengeance.
Photo: Tecisa Film
'Kill Them All and Come Back Alone'
In 1864, mercenary Clyde MacKay (Chuck Connors) leads a squad of hard-case cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command: infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal a million dollars in gold from the Union Army.
Photo: Fida Cinematografica
Set in the Peruvian jungle, this 1940 landmark science-fiction adventure, directed by pioneering filmmaker Ernest Schoedsack, follows four explorers as they search for legendary physicist Dr. Cyclops.
Photo: Paramount Pictures