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Disneys Jungle Book reboot is on Blu-ray and DVD this week
Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke star in "Me Before You," now on Blu-ray and DVD. - photo by Chris Hicks
The new Disney reboot of The Jungle Book is the years third-biggest box-office hit so far, and now its on Blu-ray and DVD. It headlines this week's list of new movies on DVD and Blu-ray.

The Jungle Book (Disney, 2016, PG, audio commentary, featurettes). Disneys reinterpretation of the oft-filmed Rudyard Kipling Jungle Book stories is a delightful family film that, surprisingly, retains some of the songs and sensibilities of the 1967 animated version.

The familiar story has young Mowgli (Neel Sethi) being rescued by black panther Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and raised by wolves in the jungles of India, later to be confronted by hypnotic python Kaa (Scarlett Johansson) and befriended by sloth bear Baloo (Bill Murray) before he is attacked by Bengal tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba).

Ive asked the question before: When does excessive CGI make a live-action movie more of an animated feature? Heres a perfect example. It all looks pretty real but, except for young Mowgli, almost everything here is computer animation. And its really quite astonishing.

Genius (Summit, 2016, PG-13, featurettes). Does the title refer to tortured writer Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law) or his book editor, Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth), who, at the expense of his own family, worked tirelessly to make Wolfes work better (as well as the scribblings of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald)? It's an interesting character study that is worth a look, although it never quite catches fire. Laura Linney, Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Dominic West co-star.

Me Before You (Warner, 2016, PG-13, deleted scenes, featurette, bloopers). Emilia Clarke shines in a star-making turn as the ditsy and lovable caregiver for the cynical victim (Sam Claflin) of a motorcycle accident, who is confined to a wheelchair. But this comedy-drama is an uneven effort, saddled with a Million Dollar Baby ending. With Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle and Joanna Lumley.

Fishes n Loaves: Heaven Sent (Lionsgate, 2016, PG). The pastor (Patrick Muldoon) of a failing Los Angeles church is sent to interview potential ministers for a rural Arizona congregation, which doesnt sit will with his city-bred wife (Dina Meyer) and kids. But they soon fit in, and guess who the new reverend winds up being? This is a cute faith-film comedy that should please its target audience. Bruce Davison, Dominique Swain and William McNamara co-star.

Equals (Lionsgate, 2016, PG-13, audio commentary, featurettes). The latest variation on George Orwells seminal futuristic novel 1984 has Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart living in a sterile society where emotions have been outlawed. Then a disease infects Hoult and Stewart and they find themselves drawn to each other. The visuals here owe something to THX 1138 and Gattaca, among others. Co-stars include Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver.
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