Top Ten DVD List for March 29, 2016: Kam Williams

This Week’s DVD Releases

This week sees an interesting mix of DVDs. The top watch is Concussion, with Will Smith, who plays a doctor. Next up is The Hateful Eight, the story of a bounty hunter and his prisoner sharing awintry cabin with a bunch of wild characters, brought to us by Quentin Tarantino. Third is the British uncut version of series one of Humans.


Concussion is a different football movie, with Will Smith. Rated PG-13, we also see Alec Baldwin, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It was co-written and directed by Peter Landesman.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, an accomplished pathologist, discovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. The movie was written by Landesman and Jeanne Marie Laskas, who wrote the article “Game Brain” in GQ magazine.

The Hateful Eight

In the middle of a freezing Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner share a cabin with a strange collection of nefarious characters. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. We also see Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Humans: Series One [Uncut UK Edition]

As humans evolve and technology advances, we may be heading towards an interesting future with must-have gadgets that look exactly like us – only better. In Humans, a desirable addition to the list of gadgets is a highly-developed robotic servant, known as a ‘Synth.’ The Synth is so close to a real human that it transforms the way we live.

The Red House

The Red House was a 1947 movie starring Edward G. Robinson, in which an old man and his sister conceal a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter – an abandoned farmhouse, hidden deep in the woods near their house. Brought to us by The Film Detective studio.

Edward G. Robinson is Pete Morgan. His spinster sister Ellen, played by Judith Anderson, has raised their adopted teen daughter Meg, played by Allene Roberts, on a secluded farm. As a teenager, Meg and her friend Nath, played by Lon McCallister, are doing chores on the farm. The pair decide to explore the forest, despite Pete’s warning about an abandoned red house in the woods.Meg and Nath discover troubling secrets.

CPO Sharkey: The Best of Season Two

Created by Aaron Ruben and starring Don Rickles, Harrison Page, and Peter Isacksen, CPO Sharkey was a 1970’s sitcom.

CPO Sharkey was the perfect opportunity for comic Don Rickles and his acid-tongue. Rickles plays Chief Petty Officer Sharkey, in a California naval recruitment center. Although he is very fond of his men, they are all from different racial and cultural backgrounds, including black, Polish, Hispanic, so he has plenty of insults and putdowns to share around.

The Making of Trump

A HISTORY special, lasting 2 hours, that digs into the past of Donald Trump. The filmmakers dig up the truth so we can see his rise, his fall and his comeback.

Cartel Land

Cartels run rampant in Mexico. A physician in the town of Michoacán has had enough and

A doctor in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that wreaked havoc on the region for years. The doctor has an ally across the border to his north, a U.S. military veteran, who leads a paramilitary group that wants to prevent Mexico’s drug wars entering U.S. territory.


Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland, together with Demi Moore, in a brooding western in which an embittered gunslinger tries to make amends with his estranged father. At the same time, their community is being taken over by ruthless land-grabbers.

Written by Brad Mirman and Directed by Jon Cassar.

Point Break

An amazing team of extreme sports athletes mastermind and carry out multiple sophisticated corporate heists. A young FBI agent is sent to infiltrate the group, to bring them to justice.

This film has an interesting history. The 1991 original story by Rick King and W. Peter Iliff was updated by King, Iliff and Kurt Wimmer and the new screenplay is by Wimmer.

The Winter

A young Greek writer is struggling financially in high-cost London. He goes to the rural mountain village where his father died under mysterious circumstances. Once in that mountain area, he is not trusted by the people of the village, and he is haunted by the past. He needs to choose between having a normal life or an escape to a world of fantasy and madness.

Kam Williams
Kam Williams is a popular and top NewsBlaze reviewer, our chief critic. Kam gives his unvarnished opinion on movies, DVDs and books, plus many in-depth and revealing celebrity interviews.Sadly, Lloyd Kam Williams passed away in 2019, leaving behind a huge body of work focused on America's black entertainment community. We were as sad to hear of his passing as we were overjoyed to have him as part of our team.