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Turn back the clock with Indiana Jones


Another outing with everyone’s favorite adventure archaeologist tops the DVD releases for the week of Dec. 5.

“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”: Indiana Jones, now at retirement age in the late 1960s, heads out for another globe-trotting gallivant to find a powerful dial made by the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes. Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge star.

“It’s no surprise that in a filmmaking landscape where legacy sequels, or ‘legasequels,’ roam the box office, the powers that be would take ol’ Indy out for another spin,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “Ford had returned to both ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Blade Runner’ to positive notices, so it made sense to get the band back together for one more gig, to see if there’s any juice left to squeeze. Enter ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,’ in which James Mangold takes the reins from Spielberg. Mangold is a slick filmmaker, and in ‘Dial of Destiny,’ he alternates the nostalgia bumps and surprise cameos with extremely fast set pieces.”

Also new on DVD

“The Kill Room”: An assassin becomes an overnight sensation in the art world as the unforeseen consequence of a money laundering scheme in this comedy thriller.

“Creepshow: Season 4”: Shudder’s horror anthology series turns the page on a fourth season of thrills and chills.

“Daddy Daughter Trip”: Directed by Rob Schneider, who stars with his daughter Miranda Scarlett Schneider, this comedy finds a family experiencing misadventures on a spring break road trip.

“Elevator Game”: Supernatural horror flick in which a teen attempts to use an elevator to transport to an alternate dimension.

“Little Bird”: This Canadian drama, which premiered on PBS, looks at the “Sixties Scoop,” a period when welfare agencies were empowered to remove Indigenous children from parents they deemed unfit and put them in foster care, potentially to be adopted.

“Monsters of California”: Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 makes his directorial debut with this sci-fi adventure flick about a group of SoCal teens investigating supernatural activity.

“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Season Two”: Paramount+ launches a second season of the sci-fi franchise’s latest iteration. Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn star.

“The Bell Keeper”: Action horror flick about friends who make a frightening discovery when they head to an unfrequented campground to film a documentary.

“The Winchesters: The Complete First Season”: “Supernatural’s” Jensen Ackles narrates CW’s 1970s-set prequel to the 2005-20 drama.

“Titanic”: A quarter century after its release, revisit James Cameron’s epic masterpiece starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet as it arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time. Includes new bonus content, including interviews with Cameron, Winslet and producer Jon Landau.

“Days of Heaven”: Available on 4K UHD and Blu-ray, filmmaker Terrence Malick’s 1978 classic starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard gets the Criterion Collection treatment.