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New on DVD: ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ continues saga of retribution

By Tribune News Service
Published: June 9, 2023, 6:10am

The latest entry in a stylish action franchise tops the DVD releases for the week of June 13.

“John Wick: Chapter 4”: Keanu Reeves returns as the taciturn assassin, who finds himself fighting for his freedom through Osaka, Berlin and Paris in this fourth installment.

“John Wick is a man of few words, but a lot of action, and when all is said and done, it’s simply a treat to watch him move about these space, from the galleries of Japanese art, to a pounding Berlin club, to the traffic circle at the Arc de Triomphe, and even more spectacularly, the 222 steps to Sacre-Coeur,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in a review. “We like to watch him work — a skill he employs almost regretfully — and ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is a stunningly beautiful, if a bit narratively sludgy, climax for America’s favorite assassin.”

Also new on DVD

“The Pope’s Exorcist”: Horror thriller featuring Russell Crowe as the Vatican priest entrusted with caring out exorcisms when a case of demonic possession arises.

“Polite Society”: Martial-arts action comedy about a British Pakistani teen who wants nothing more than to be a stuntwoman and one day apprentice with her Marvel hero.

“Sweetwater”: Historical sports drama chronicling the achievement of basketball great Nat Clifton, who was among the first Black players to join the NBA in 1950.

“Mood”: BBC America limited series that follows an aspiring rap artist as she navigates life, including social media pitfalls and personal independence.

“One Ranger”: Thomas Jane and John Malkovich star in this action thriller about a Texas lawman working with MI6 to stop a terrorist attack in London.

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“Perfect Addiction”: Hormones rage in and out of the ring in this drama in which a female trainer realizes her boyfriend, a champion boxer, is cheating on her and decides to coach his biggest rival instead.

“Quantum Leap: Season One”: It’s a blast from the past as the time-traveling 1989-93 sci-fi drama gets a reboot from NBC, with Raymond Lee playing the successor to Scott Bakula’s Dr. Sam Beckett. Ernie Hudson also stars.

“Sakra”: Chinese action film about a skilled martial artist who investigates his mysterious origins to help learn why he was framed for murder.

“The Man From Toronto”: Woody Harrelson and Kevin Hart star in this Netflix action comedy about an assassin and a screw-up who are mistaken for each other.

“Jurassic Shark 3: Seavenge”: The hunt is on to stop the prehistoric megalodon as it terrorizes a small fishing town.

Disney 100 releases: Disney’s centennial celebration continues with special anniversary editions of Pixar favorites “Finding Nemo,” “Coco,” “Brave,” “Cars,” “Up,” “The Incredibles” and “Monsters, Inc.”

“Time Bandits”: 4K Ultra HD release from the Criterion Collection featuring a new restoration of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 classic about a young boy whisked away on a fantastical adventure.

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“Beau Is Afraid”: Writer-director Ari Aster’s latest movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as a middle-aged man whose attempt to return home to visit his mother becomes an odyssey of anxiety, guilt and shame.