Father of the Bride (Comedy, Drama, Romance)
Based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Edward Streeter, “Father of the Bride” is now available on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The movie is also currently streaming on HBO Max.
Billy (Andy Garcia) and Ingrid (Gloria Estefan) are surprised when their eldest daughter Sofia (Adria Arjona) announces a new fiancé, Adan (Diego Boneta), and plans for a quick wedding. The news keeps Billy and Ingrid from announcing that they’re planning to divorce.
Billy’s initial opposition to the wedding cools, so long as his opinions carry the most weight. Soon, Adan’s headstrong father (Pedro Damián) arrives with his own traditions and family pride in tow. With the fathers vying to control the festivities, it becomes a game of one-upmanship — cultures clash, generations take sides and competing traditions collide. All relationships are tested as the roller coaster ride of wedding planning races toward the altar.
The Gang of Four (Drama, Mystery)
Intimations of conspiracy hover over a group of actors in the underrated but decidedly major work from New Wave master and former Cahiers du Cinema editor-in-chief Jacques Rivette, “The Gang of Four,” releasing on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, Jan. 10, from Cohen Film Collection.
Four young women share a house on the outskirts of Paris and study acting under a demanding teacher (Bulle Ogier). Outside class, each is questioned by a mysterious investigator on the trail of a former roommate who may be involved in a criminal enterprise.
Rivette’s characteristic preoccupation with the intersections between daily life and performativity creep into every corner of this wholly engrossing mystery, which eventually expands beyond the confines of the film itself. Shot by DP Caroline Champetier (“Holy Motors”) in a glorious late-‘80s palette of deep reds, golden yellows and dark teals, this playful revisiting of Rivette’s feature film directorial debut, “Paris Belongs to Us,” launched the second phase of his career. Bonus features on the release include an audio commentary track by Richard Peña, director emeritus of the New York Film Festival and professor of film and media studies at Columbia University, and the film’s re-release trailer.
Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted (Documentary)
“Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted,” an emotionally charged and deeply personal documentary about Gerry Anderson, arrives on DVD Tuesday, Jan. 10, from MPI Media Group.
Creator of some of the world’s most beloved children’s television series, including “Thunderbirds,” “Stingray,” “Captain Scarlet,” “Space: 1999,” “Terrahawks” and “Space Precinct,” Gerry Anderson’s successful career spanned 60 years. Released a decade after his death, “Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted” draws on exclusive access to more than 30 hours of previously unpublished interviews in order to share the untold stories that defined his life and body of work.
In a fitting tribute to a television and film pioneer, and with permission from the Gerry Anderson estate, “Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted” uses a wealth of intimate audio archive combined with deep fake technology to allow Anderson to tell his story on screen for the first time. With additional new interviews and commentary from friends, family and colleagues, the film provides a unique examination of Anderson’s life and his perspective on his tumultuous personal and business relationships.
From a poverty-stricken childhood raised by a Jewish father and an anti-Semitic mother, through a lifetime of personal struggles, “Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted” maps Anderson’s previously uncharted journey to puppetry pioneer, science fiction master and legendary creator.
Star Trek: Prodigy — Season 1, Episodes 1-10 (Animation, Action, Adventure)
Get ready to travel among the stars for some galactic adventures with an all-new crew, as “Star Trek: Prodigy — Season 1, Episodes 1-10” is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment.
“Star Trek: Prodigy” follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered — a first in the history of the “Star Trek” franchise — but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.
Join the cool kids as they come together as a team to navigate a cosmic collision, explore new planets and find themselves along the way in 10 adventurous episodes: “Lost & Found, Part I,” “Lost & Found, Part II,” “Starstruck,” “Dream Catcher,” “Terror Firma,” “Kobayashi,” “First Con-tact,” “Time Amok,” “A Moral Star, Part 1” and “A Moral Star, Part 2.” Viewers can also go beyond each episode with more than 75 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content featuring producers, writers, designers and actors introducing the “Star Trek” canon to a new generation of fans, including “Gadgets & Gear,” “The Protostar,” “The Protostar Pack,” “Trek Tradition,” “The Prime Directive” and “The Kobayashi Maru,” and exclusive character cards featuring key art from the series.