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'Adrift' washes ashore on home video

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Sep 04, 2018

Here are this week's hottest home video releases:


Based on a true story, this tale of high seas survival stars Shailene Woodley as the determined and resourceful Tami Oldham, who was caught in a category four hurricane while sailing from Tahiti to San Diego in 1983. Sam Claflin plays her fiance, who introduces her to the ill-fated voyage. Tense scenes of harrowing setbacks and powerful storm sequences pace the movie, along with Woodley's intense performance, which often amounts to a one-woman show. Extras include deleted scenes, filmmaker commentary and making-of featurettes.

Hocus Pocus: 25th Anniversary Edition

The beloved Disney classic comedy follows a trio of 17th century witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy), who are brought back to life in this 1993 family film. A trio of kids (Omri Katz, Thora Birch and Vinessa Shaw) try to stop the bumbling witches from attaining immortality. Silly laughs, creative practical effects and a lively score have helped the film's spell remain potent. Extras include deleted scenes, filmmaker commentary, storyboards and a vintage featurette.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary Edition

The haunting and vibrant stop-motion animation classic gets yet another home video release, this time bringing a subtitled sing-along mode in tow. Burton's captivating artistic touch and macabre story -- blending Halloween and Christmas themes -- paces the tale of Santa Claus kidnapped by monsters. Loads of making-of featurettes fill out the disc, and deleted storyboards also appear.

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