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New on DVD: ‘Unabomber,’ ‘Terminator’ are blast on DVD

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger is shown in this undated file photo from a scene in the movie "Terminator 2." (ZADE ROSENTHAL / Associated Press)
Arnold Schwarzenegger is shown in this undated file photo from a scene in the movie "Terminator 2." (ZADE ROSENTHAL / Associated Press)
By Rick Bentley Tribune News Service

A limited number of new DVD releases will be available the day after Christmas. The small number of new titles is no problem when there are a few very good selections you can pick up when you return your presents.

“Manhunt: Unabomber”: Two of the most dominating images at the end of the 20th century were a police artist’s sketch of a hooded man wearing sunglasses who would be tagged the Unabomber by the FBI, and the actual photo of the scruffy man captured for sending bombs to universities and airlines, Ted Kaczynski. They represented the focus of the massively expensive manhunt waged to find the man who mailed and planted bombs across the country from 1978 to 1995. The story serves as the basis for the new release that originally aired as a Discovery Channel miniseries starring Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany. Through eight episodes, the tale is told of how a new FBI profiler with a knack for linguistics finally helped bring the man who terrorized the nation for 17 years to justice.

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”: After a production delay, the re-release of the 1991 feature from James Cameron is now scheduled to hit stores. The film is best remembered for how Cameron teamed with Industrial Light & Magic to produce the liquid metal special effect that allowed the murderous robot from the future, T-1000 (Robert Patrick), to morph into multiple shapes. It was one of the most aggressive uses of CGI to that point in movie history.

Also new Tuesday

“The Mountain Between Us”: Two strangers must rely on each other to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star.

“Acceptable Risk”: The thriller follows a woman (Elaine Cassidy) as she begins to realize how little she knew about her husband before he was murdered.

“Jeepers Creepers 3”: The creeper returns to start a new killing spree.

“Flatliners”: Five medical students are obsessed with what lies beyond the confines of life. Ellen Page stars.

“Killing Gunther”: Group of young assassins hires a documentary crew to have undeniable proof that they’re the ones who will kill the most infamous hit man of all time, Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

“Mayhem”: Virus turns white collar workers into killers. Steven Yeun stars.

“Revolt”: Soldier joins the fight against aliens who have arrived on Earth. Lee Pace stars.

“The Recall”: Five friends must fight off an alien invasion. Wesley Snipes stars.

“Brawl in Cell Block 99”: Boxer turned drug runner must kill someone in prison to protect his family. Vince Vaughn stars.

Tribune News Service

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