latest shocker from horror duo Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the “Twisted
Twins,” “American Mary” follows medical student Mary Mason, who is
facing financial stress and boredom from her studies. This leads her
into the world of underground surgery and extreme body modification,
taking on a demented and increasingly demanding set of customers.
“Marketa Lazarova” (Criterion)
Sundance Channel’s first wholly owned original scripted series comes to DVD/Blu-ray today after wrapping up its first season earlier this year. The show follows the first
week of freedom for Daniel Holden (Aden Young) when he’s released from
prison when DNA evidence exonerates him after almost two decades behind
bars. The deliberate, intimate series, created by Ray McKinnon, has
attracted serious critical praise for its content and performances, as
well as enough attention that Sundance Channel has renewed it for a
second and longer 10-episode season.
Extras: An on-set featurette; a behind-the-scenes short doc; “Inside the Episode With Ray McKinoon”; and the featurette “Behind the Screen.”