Must See Movies Of The Week (Oct 3)

October has arrived and a new batch of movies are releasing for home entertainment. This week offers some good VOD choices and limited theatrical ones you must see. Here are the most see movies for the week of October 3 on Blu-ray/DVD, VOD and limited theatrically.

A GHOST STORY:

Oscar winner Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in this haunting tale (no pun intended) about love, life, loss and the meaning of existence. The film follows a white-sheeted ghost (for real) that follows his wife along her life journey after his passing (Affleck’s character). This is an obscure and eccentric film that is meant to drive conversation and push debate. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is interesting. It’s not the spookiest of flicks, but it is fairly suspenseful and mysterious. If you give this film a chance (you should should) there is a lot to be derived from the story. This film is best digested by watching and brining your personal interpretation to it.

BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director David Lowery, Cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo, Production Designer Jade Healy, and Composer Daniel Hart
  • A Ghost Story and the Inevitable Passing of Time” Featurette
  • “A Composer’s Story” Featurette
  • Deleted Scene

A Ghost Story is available now on Blu-ray and DVD 

Interview: ‘The Crucifixion’ Director Xavier Gens

Lionsgate’s The Crucifixion is out today in select Theaters and On Demand. Earlier this week I had a chance to speak to the director of the film Xavier Gens. We discussed the real life inspiration for the movie, the filming of it and much more. Check below for the full audio of the interview with Xavier.

MY TAKE: 

I enjoyed speaking to Xavier. Yes, the French accent was cool, but the knowledge that he shared about the making of the film was great. His unique perspective really comes through. It was interesting to hear about how he wanted to keep it authentic and respect the real people this story was based on and leaning on them to bring the reality into the film.

It was interesting to hear him speak about brining an American touch, but from a French and European perspective. This really holds true and is evident in the movie with the look and presentation, it’s notable.

The Crucifixion is a terrific and unique take on the exorcism genre. There is a slew of exorcism themed films out there, but this has a whole lot more to offer. As chilling and scary as it is, it is more of a mystery you need to follow and piece together. It’s has a real journalistic flare. You get to navigate alongside the main actor Sophie Cookson and experience all the reveals together. This is an under-the-radar movie that can’t be overlooked.

The Crucifixion is out now in select Theaters and On Demand