New Blu-ray Releases: ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’, ‘Overlord’, ‘At Eternity’s Gate’, ‘Valentine’, ‘Cobra’

/Film | 2/5/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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This week’s Blu-ray round-up features a reboot of a remake, a rumored Cloverfield sequel that became something else, a tragic drama about a painter, a slasher movie set around Valentine’s Day, and Sylvester Stallone cutting up pizza with a pair of scissors. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake is severely underrated. It’s a nasty, brutal, oddly beautiful movie that I still can’t believe a major studio financed. And while it was a hit, it wasn’t the blockbuster Sony was hoping for. Fincher and star Rooney Mara both expressed interest in returning for more films, but time ticked on, and the sequels remained unmade. Cut to 2018: Fincher, Mara and Daniel Craig are gone. Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez is at the helm, and Claire Foy has stepped into the role of Lisbeth Salander. This could have worked, but alas, it doesn’t. To be clear: Foy’s work here is good, and she’s doing the best she can with a tame script. The problem is – this is such a safe movie. It has none of the edge, and none of the bite, of the Fincher film. It doesn’t even feel connected to what Fincher was doing. Instead, this comes across as a Bourne movie. In The Girl in the Spider’s Web, hacker/****-kicker Lizabeth Salander gets mixed up in a plot involving nuclear weapons (!), and her long lost sister (Sylvia Hoeks). There are a few kinky elements here – like the vac bed that was featured in all the trailers, and plays heavily into the climax of the movie – but Spider’s Web is so listless when compared to Dragon Tattoo that you can’t help but feel cheated.

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