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Headsup: Manifest, Money, and Maude

Disclaimer: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment requests that we note it provided a free copy of Manifest: The Complete Third Season for review purposes. The opinions we share are our own.

Over a year has passed since the miraculous homecoming of Flight 828 and the discovery of others who have mysteriously returned. While the Stone family endeavors to keep their friends safe and make their enemies believe the unbelievable, new challenges will test their trust of the callings and each other. But sticking together is more important than ever, because no matter what happens, it’s all connected. — from Warner Brothers

Netflix seems to be the place shows either appear and disappear after one season or the place shows to get a second chance and enter TV Valhalla on their own terms. That’s the case with Manifest which was cancelled at NBC after the third season only to make the switch to Netflix for one final hurrah (read: season). All thirteen episodes are here for the fans who helped the save the show to stick on their shelf if they wish. No bonus bits, but it’s here. And that’s definitely something. You can find it on Amazon.

In this essential cult-classic, Harold (Bud Cort) is a death-obsessed teen who falls for Maude (Oscar® winner Ruth Gordon), a happy-go-lucky, eccentric 79-year-old. To a lilting Yusuf/Cat Stevens soundtrack, Maude teaches Harold a valuable lesson about making the most of his time on earth. Originally released on December 20, 1971, HAROLD AND MAUDE celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and has been beautifully restored and remastered for this Limited-Edition release. — from Paramount

So yes, it’s the 50th Anniversary, and who knows how limited this limited edition is–but there’s good news. A lot of times on years divisible by five, a studio release a new edition of a film with the same features that it’s had many times previous. Not so here…which is good, because the bit from Paramount is accurate: this is an essential film.

Major bonus is a new audio commentary track from Larry Karaszewski (co-scribe on Ed Wood) and Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous). Director Hal Ashby, star Ruth Gordon, scribe Colin Higgins…we’ve sadly lost them all. Bud Cort (aka Harold) is still with us but to my knowledge he’s never recorded a commentary. There’s also a look back at the film featuring Yusuf/Cat Stevens–who I’m betting you’ve heard his songs from this even if you didn’t know what film they were coming from.

Add to that a restoration/cleanup of the film, not to mention a sprucing up of the soundtrack, and any fan of the film will want to snag it. Grab that from Amazon here.

Wolf of Wall Street

Sex. Money. Power. Drugs. Brace yourself for an outrageous true story from legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills, where corruption was king and more was never enough. His rise to power earned him the title The Wolf of Wall Street. Together, Scorsese and DiCaprio deliver a story of American excess. — from Paramount

So the five-time-Oscar-nominated Wolf of Wall Street hits 4K Ultra HD. Bonus features consist of three featurettes–“The Wolf Pack,” “Running Wild,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street Round Table”–which have all been made available before. From what I can tell, though, it appears two of them may have been limited to a Best Buy Exclusive Blu-Ray release previously. Details are hazy because I don’t have a previous release here to compare it to. While not the mondo edition that fans might want, it’s still the best looking one out there. Snag it from Amazon here.