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New on DVD: Norse god returns in ‘Thor’


The fourth Thor film starring Chris Hemsworth tops the DVD releases for the week of Sept. 27.

“Thor: Love and Thunder”: The God of Thunder reunites with an old flame as Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster returns, and saves the kids of New Asgard from a terrifying “god butcher” played by a villainous Christian Bale, with “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi again helming the action.

“It’s a superhero movie that would rather be a rom-com, but the two genres don’t play nice here,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “The best thing to say about this movie is that it does have its heart in the right place. But Waititi’s brand of humor has worn out its welcome here. Thor may return, but it’s time for a change.”

Also new on DVD

“Bullet Proof”: Action filming starring Vinnie Jones as a thief who steals from a mob boss, always a dangerous proposition.

“Kung Fu: The Complete Second Season”: The CW reboot of the ‘70s series returns, picking up six months after the end of the first season as a young Chinese American woman uses her martial arts training to protect her San Francisco neighborhood.

“Mayor of Kingstown: Season One”: Paramount+ drama from “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan about a powerful family in a fictional Michigan town where the only industry comes from having several federal prisons nearby. Starring Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest and Hugh Dillon.

“Sound of Metal”: Riz Ahmed was nominated for the Academy Award for best actor for his portrayal of a rock drummer who is losing his hearing in this 2020 Prime Video release.

“Superman & Lois: The Complete Second Season”: Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch reprise their roles as a superhero and Daily Planet journalist trying to raise a family in the modern world (and occasionally save the world) in this CW drama.

“The Munsters”: The ‘60s sitcom family returns, reimagined by writer/director Rob Zombie, in this family-friendly outing starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Cassandra Peterson and Richard Brake.

“The War of the World” and “When Worlds Collide”: Get the popcorn ready as the 1953 version of H.G. Wells’ classic makes its 4K Ultra HD debut, accompanied by 1951’s “When Worlds Collide, available on Blu-ray for the first time, in this sci-fi double feature.

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