What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services starting Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.
Top streams for the week
David Attenborough hosts “Planet Earth II” (2016), the acclaimed six-part documentary that looks at how animals navigate their unique ecosystems. Produced for BBC with state-of-the-art nature photography, the 6-episode series is now on Netflix.
Anne Shirley turns 13 in “Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars” (2016, G), the TV movie with Martin Sheen and based on the beloved L.M. Montgomery novels. Now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Also on Amazon Prime: Robert Pattinson is a Manhattan billionaire watching his empire crumble in “Cosmopolis” (2012, R), David Cronenberg’s fascinating adaptation of Don DeLillo’s satirical novel.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are strangers who must work together to survive a plane crash in “The Mountain Between Us” (2017, PG-13). Also on DVD and Blu-ray.
Also new are three horror films: remake “Flatliners” (2017, PG-13) with Ellen Page and Diego Luna, unconventional “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (2017, R) with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, and more conventional horror sequel “Jeepers Creepers 3” (2017, not rated).
Foreign TV: from France comes the thriller “La Mante: Season 1” with Carole Bouquet as a serial killer who helps her police detective son find a copycat killer. Also new: “Cable Girls: Season 2” from Spain (both with subtitles).
The non-fiction series “Myths & Monsters: Season 1” delves into the history and legacy of the most enduring legends of Europe (6 episodes).
Foreign affairs: the mountaineering adventure “The Climb” (France, 2017, not rated, with subtitles) stars French comedian Ahmed Sylla as a young suburban man who scales Everest for love.
True stories: Michael Chiklis narrates “Fallen” (2017, not rated), a tribute to police officers killed in the line of duty.
Stand-up: “Todd Barry: Spicy Honey.”
Amazon Prime Video
Foreign affairs: “Once in a Lifetime” (France, 2014, not rated, with subtitles) is based on the true story of a Paris schoolteacher who encourages her students to engage with the Holocaust from a different perspective.
Streaming TV: “Teen Wolf: Season 6, Part 2” brings the young adult supernatural melodrama to a memorable conclusion and the family friendly comedy “Eerie, Indiana: Complete Series” (1991-1992) offers grade school investigators in the suburban capital of weird.
Amazon Prime and Hulu
Streaming TV: road trip sitcom “The Detour: Season 2” with Jason Jones and Natalie Zea, CNN non-fiction series “United Shades of America: Season 2” hosted by W. Kamau Bell, and Cartoon Network series “Clarence: Complete Season 3.”
Jessica Chastain is “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (2017, PG-13) in the World War II drama based on a true story.
Arriving Saturday night is “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2017, PG-13) with Charlie Hunnam.
FilmStruck / Criterion Channel
FilmStruck’s director of the week is Jane Campion and the collection spans from her award-winning short film “A Girl’s Own Story” (1984) to her Oscar-winning “The Piano” (1993, R) to “Holy Smoke” (1999, R) with Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel.
Also debuting on FilmStruck are four comedies starring Fernandel, including “Fric-Frac” (France, 1939, with subtitles) with Arletty and Michel Simon and Julien Duvivier’s black comedy “The Man in the Raincoat” (France, 1957, with subtitles), plus Masaki Kobayashi’s three-film epic “The Human Condition” (Japan, 1959-61).
New on Criterion Channel is “Cherie” (2009, R) with Michelle Pfeiffer.
New on disc this week:
“Flatliners,” “The Mountain Between Us,” “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” “Jeepers Creepers 3,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,”
Now available at Redbox:
“Dunkirk,” “The LEGO Ninjago Movie,” “Flatliners,” “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” “Jungle”
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at http://streamondemandathome.com.