What’s New on Digital, DVD/Blu-ray, TV, & Netflix This Week: February 25-March 3
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
NEW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY
'Ralph Breaks the Internet' (February 26)
The sequel to 2012's "Wreck-It Ralph" takes the lovable arcade character (voiced by John C. Reilly) and BFF Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) into the wide world of the web when they attempt to fix the Sugar Rush game. Along the way, they meet a host of other characters, from Disney Princesses to Buzz Lightyear to Sonic the Hedgehog.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 26 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include behind-the-scenes featurettes, Easter Eggs, and five deleted scenes.
'Mary Queen of Scots' (February 26)
Saoirse Ronan stars as the titular Scottish queen, with Margot Robbie as her cousin/rival/frenemy Queen Elizabeth I of England. As female rulers living in a male-dominated world, they must play the game of marriage while asserting their independence — all while dealing with conspiracies and betrayals in their own courts.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 26(and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus features include making-of featurettes and audio commentary.
'The Little Mermaid' (February 26): Disney's animated classic hits 4K Blu-ray for the first time in honor of its 30th anniversary. Bonus features include a singalong mode and a retrospective featuring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney's most recognizable leading ladies.
'Stand-In' (February 26): Watch Humphrey Bogart flex his comedy chops opposite Leslie Howard and Joan Blondell in this brand-new restoration of Tay Garnett's 1937 film.
‘Border’ (February 26): This charming and offbeat Oscar nominee is even more enchanting if you know nothing about it. But considering the source material is based on a short story by the author of “Let the Right One In,” you can better believe that it has some otherworldly weirdness and equally powerful heartache. No special features are included but it does come with a digital copy, so that’s something!
‘Legally Blonde Collection’ (February 26): Considering talk of a third “Legally Blonde” movie with Reese Witherspoon has recently flared up again (does it ever really go away), it might be a good time to revisit the first two films, which feel both charming and quietly revolutionary (especially now). This new package by the fine folks at Shout Factory include brand new 4K transfers of both films and new special features.
‘To Sleep with Anger’ (February 26): Criterion rescues Charles Burnett’s beloved drama finally arrives on Blu-ray thanks to Criterion, who have loaded this disc with typical flair. Along with a brand new 4k restoration, there’s new interviews with Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis, and an hour-long conversation with Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend. Time to revisit or watch for the first time this undiscovered gem of American independent cinema.
‘Used Cars’ (February 26): A few years ago Twilight Time released a version of Robert Zemeckis’ brilliant and insanely funny early feature “Used Cars.” It promptly sold out but fear not! Shout Factory has resurrected it for a brand new, features-laden edition (aren’t they the best?) This new version features a brand new interview with co-writer Bob Gale and all the other existing special features (including an audio commentary track, outtakes, trailers and TV spots. What a movie.
‘Willard’ (February 26): For some reason “Willard,” the brilliant and sorely underrated remake of the rat movie classic, has never been released on Blu-ray. But thanks to Shout Factory, that’s no longer a problem. In addition to all the previously released special features, this new edition includes a new 2K transfer, plus two new commentary tracks (including one with the animal trainers!), new interviews and vintage, never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage of the animal trainers.
NEW VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' (February 26)
The acclaimed animated hit takes Spider-Man to new creative heights. It introduces teen Miles Morales, who gets bit by a radioactive spider. But he's not the only Spider-Man in existence, as he learns when the dastardly Wilson Fisk uses a particle accelerator that rips open portals into other universes. The inventive, gorgeous animation and fresh take on the characters has not only made the film a crowd-pleaser, but an Oscar winner. Now available on Digital HD.
'Between Worlds' (February 26)
Nicolas Cage stars in this supernatural thriller about Joe, a man who is haunted by the memory of his dead wife and daughter. He meets a woman (Franka Potente) who enlists his help in finding the lost soul of her comatose daughter — only to bring back the spirit of Joe's wife. Now available on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray.
'The Widow' (March 1)
In this Amazon Prime drama, a woman's (Kate Beckinsale) search to uncover the mystery of the disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo — and some troubling secrets.
NEW ON NETFLIX
'Losers' (March 1)
This documentary series examines the psychology of failure. In each of the eight episodes, an athlete suffers a stinging defeat but also takes something positive away from the experience.
'Northern Rescue' Season 1 (March 1)
This heartwarming Canadian drama centers on John West (William Baldwin) and his three children, who move from their hectic urban life to his small northern hometown after the death of John's wife.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in March 2019.
TV WORTH WATCHING
'Whiskey Cavalier' Series Premiere, ABC (February 27, 10 p.m.)
The action dramedy starring Lauren Cohan and Scott Foley got a sneak preview after the Oscars, but if you couldn't stay up that late, you can catch it in its usual timeslot.
'Better Things' Season 3 Premiere, FX (February 28, 10 p.m.)
Pamela Adlon's acclaimed comedy returns, with Sam continuing to try to parent her three daughters to the best of her ability.
'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 7 Premiere, VH1 (February 28, 10:30 p.m.)
A new cast of contestants compete to stay — or be asked to sashay away by host RuPaul. Guest judges this season include Miley Cyrus, Lena Waithe, and Elvira.
'Leaving Neverland - Part 1,' HBO (March 3, 8 p.m.)
The first part of the explosive documentary about Michael Jackson explores the gut-wrenching experiences of two young boys who were befriended by the late pop star.