DVD previews: 'The Intern,' 'Straight Outta Compton'

 
Washington Post
Posted1/16/2016 7:23 AM
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  • Ben (Robert De Niro) chats it up with his boss Jules (Anne Hathaway) in Nancy Meyers' corporate comedy "The Intern."

    Ben (Robert De Niro) chats it up with his boss Jules (Anne Hathaway) in Nancy Meyers' corporate comedy "The Intern."

Here's a look at DVDs coming out Tuesday, Jan. 19:

"The Intern" (PG-13, 121 minutes, Warner): Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway star in this comedy about a 70-year-old retiree who goes back into the workforce as an intern at an online fashion site. Contains some suggestive content and brief, strong profanity. 121 minutes. Extras include "Learning From Experience" featurette. Blu-ray adds "Designs on Life" and "The Three Interns" featurettes.

"Straight Outta Compton: Unrated Director's Cut" (R, 147 minutes, Universal): Drama about the origins of the West Coast gangsta rap group N.W.A. was well-received by both critics and audiences. Contains obscenity throughout, strong sexuality, nudity, violence and drug use. Extras include "N.W.A. The Origins," in which Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and many others talk about N.W.A.'s start in the '80s and how it all began; "Impact," an exploration of the impact of N.W.A. and their breakout album; "Director's Journey" featurette; "The Streets: Filming in Compton" featurette; "N.W.A Performs in Detroit"; commentary with director-producer F. Gary Gray. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes; "Becoming N.W.A." casting featurette; and a never-before-seen performance.

"Everest" (PG-13, 122 minutes, Universal): Dramatization of disastrous 1996 attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. "Filmed in Imax 3-D, the movie is an orgy of suffering, a powerfully affecting experience that you feel with your gut more than with your emotions," wrote Washington Post critic Michael O'Sullivan. Contains scenes of intense peril and disturbing images. Extras include "Race to the Summit: The Making of Everest" featurette, "Aspiring to Authenticity: The Real Story" featurette, commentary with director Baltasar Kormakur. Blu-ray adds "Learning to Climb: The Actor's Journey" featurette and " A Mountain of Work: Recreating Everest" featurette.

"The Diary of a Teenage Girl" (R, 103 minutes, Sony): 15-year-old Minnie, living in San Francisco in the 1970s, has an affair with her mother's boyfriend. Bel Powley makes her debut as Minnie; Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard also star. Contains strong sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, drug use, language and drinking -- all involving teens. Extras include "Marielle's Journey: Bringing The Diary to Life" making-of featurette; LA Film Festival Q&A with Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard and Marielle Heller; commentary with the cast and director; and deleted scenes.

Also: "The Condemned 2" (bounty hunter becomes the hunted), "Gilda" (restoration of 1946 Rita Hayworth classic), "A Girl Like Her" (high school student is bullied by former friends), "I Believe in Unicorns" (troubled teen romance), "Stonewall" (drama set against the 1969 gay-rights riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York).

Television series: "The Saint: Seasons 3 &4" (nine-disc set with all 32 episodes), "Sisters: Season Three" (six-disc set with all 24 episodes), "Swamp People Season 6" (four-disc set with 19 episodes).

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