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Indulge your appetite for fright with ‘Thanksgiving’

Tribune News Service (TNS)

A horror feast from filmmaker Eli Roth tops the DVD releases for the week of Jan. 30.

“Thanksgiving”: A joke trailer from 2007’s “Grindhouse” becomes a whole movie in this seasonal slasher set on Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

“When horror fans first got their eyes on the ‘Thanksgiving’ trailer, it sparked a fervent appetite for the whole meal, but with the full film finally hitting theaters, after 16 years of discussion and development, it proves the adage — also true for Thanksgiving meals — that there can be too much of a good thing,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “Roth, a horror fan and dedicated student of the genre, can stage and shoot an innovative suspense sequence. The violence is sadistic and gory; the setups are inventive and engaging. But he rushes through them, and doesn’t let anything breathe.”

ALSO NEW ON DVD JAN. 30

“Silent Night”: A father (Joel Kinnaman) gets revenge on the gang who accidentally killed his son in this dialogue-free action movie from director John Woo.

“Eileen”: An aimless young woman working at a juvenile detention facility in 1960s New England becomes obsessed with a glamorous new co-worker in this psychological thriller starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway.

“My Sailor, My Love”: Drama in which a retired sea captain (James Cosmo) becomes romantically involved with his housekeeper, further complicating relations with his daughter.

“Dreaming Whilst Black – Season 1”: An aspiring filmmaker struggles to break free of his recruiter job in this British comedy.

“Magnum P.I.: The Final Season”: This reboot of the Tom Selleck drama made the leap to NBC for its concluding fifth season. Jay Hernandez stars.

“The Puppetman”: The daughter of a convicted killer realizes he may have actually been telling the truth about being innocent when grisly murders start to occur in this horror flick.

“Mudbound”: Criterion Collection release of Dee Rees’ 2017 Netflix film about two men, one Black and one white, who return home to Mississippi following World War II.

“Trainspotting”: Also joining the Criterion Collection is Danny Boyle’s 1996 classic starring Ewan McGregor as a Scottish heroin addict.

OUT ON DIGITAL HD JAN. 30

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”: This prequel to the popular series follows the young adulthood of Coriolanus Snow and his rise to power.

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