Paramount, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
Available on VOD Tuesday.
The Other Woman
20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99
It's easy to want to like this because it's the rare Hollywood adult comedy that's written by a woman and led by a female cast — with
Finding Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier worked as a nanny in the Chicago area for years and left behind hundreds of thousands of artful photographs of ordinary people when she died. The photos were found by chance and have been auctioned off to people like John Maloof, who along with filmmaker Charlie Siskel made this fascinating documentary, which looks into the mystery of who Maier was. Her story is remarkable: She's a woman who knew a lot of people but didn't really let anyone get to know her. Art historians have used her pictures to help piece her life together and as a record of life on the streets of Chicago in the mid-20th century. Each intact roll of Maier's film is like a miniature portrait of how one feisty, independent woman spent her days.
Herzog: The Collection
Shout! Factory Blu-ray, $159.99
One of the most impressive Blu-ray sets of the year, Shout! Factory's limited-edition set contains 16 of German New Wave stalwart Werner Herzog's best films, including classics like "Aguirre, the Wrath Of God," "The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser" and "Fitzcarraldo," joined by commentary tracks, interviews and documentaries. It's a deep dive into the life's work of a filmmaker drawn to larger-than-life characters — explorers, industrialists, outsiders — who then re-creates the circumstances of their stories so realistically that his feature films have the quality of documentaries, while his documentaries often feel like fantasy. The films here are among the best and most significant of the 1970s and 1980s.
The Big Chill
Criterion Blu-ray, $39.95
Koch/E1, $24.98; Blu-ray, $29.98
Synapse, $19.95; Blu-ray, $24.95
On My Way
Cohen, $24.98; Blu-ray, $34.98
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
Paramount Blu-ray, $129.99