What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
The mercenary characters of Quentin Tarantino’s post-Civil War western “The Hateful Eight” are violent, racist and cruel, but they sure have a way with words. Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh have a lot fun with their performances. Rated R for violence, language, and nudity. Also on DVD and Blu-ray.
“Concussion” stars Will Smith as the real-life forensic pathologist who fought the NFL over his findings involving brain damage caused by repeated head trauma. PG-13. Also on DVD and Blu-ray.
Available same day as select theaters nationwide is “Born to Be Blue,” starring Ethan Hawke as jazz legend Chet Baker. R.
Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson are estranged brothers who reunite to run the family ranch with their father (Sam Elliott) in the new Netflix original comedy series “The Ranch.” 10 episodes.
New movies this month include Oscar winners “Mystic River” (2003), from director Clint Eastwood (R); “Erin Brockovich” (2000), with Julia Roberts (R); and “The Right Stuff” (1983), with Sam Shepard and Ed Harris (PG); family-friendly storybook fantasy “The Princess Bride” (1987) (PG); “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994), with Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman (R); and the Hollywood-noir classic “Sunset Boulevard” (1950), with William Holden and Gloria Swanson.
Amazon Prime Video
The colorful and clever 21st century revival of the British time-travel adventure “Doctor Who” is streaming once again. Amazon has the first eight seasons featuring Christopher Eccleson, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. The spinoff “Torchwood” is also available.
Newly added films: the Coen Bros.’s one-of-a-kind stoner-Zen comedy “The Big Lebowski” (1998), with Jeff Bridges and John Goodman (R); Tim Burton’s big-screen comic book “Batman” (1989), with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson (PG-13); and the classic 1980s comedies “Risky Business” (1983) and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), with Ferris being Matthew Broderick.
The new Hulu original series “The Path” stars Idaho’s own Aaron Paul (”Breaking Bad”) as a man disillusioned with the cult-like religion that has dominated his life. The first two episodes are available now, and new episodes arrive each Wednesday.