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Judd Apatow’s THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND Hits Mainland 8/25

Pete Davidson is THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND in the moving, comedic event of the year inspired by his own true-life story, available to own for the first time on Digital August 11, 2020, and Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 25, 2020, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Renowned director Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) directs Davidson in “an emotional and comic knockout” (Rolling Stone) about love, loss, and laughter on Staten Island. THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND comes home with over two hours of never-before-seen bonus content.

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‘Blood Quantum’ on Blu-ray & DVD September 1, 2020!

Blood Quantum Blu-ray ShudderRLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to BLOOD QUANTUM from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. BLOOD QUANTUM will be released on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on September 1, 2020. BLOOD QUANTUM is directed and written by Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls). The horror film stars Michael Greyeyes (“Fear the Walking Dead” , True Detective ), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), Kiowa Gordon (Twilight franchise),  and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open). RLJE Films will release BLOOD QUANTUM on DVD for $27.97 and on Blu-ray for $28.97. Continue reading ‘‘Blood Quantum’ on Blu-ray & DVD September 1, 2020!’

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‘976-Evil’ on Blu-ray October 19, 2020!

976-Evil Blu-ray Director Robert Englund (the iconic Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series) dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL. High school underdog Hoax (Stephen Geoffreys – Fright Night) fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing mother (Sandy Dennis) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie (Lezlie Deane), But his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin introduces him to an unusual new hobby – phoning in for his “horrorscope”. Hoax is hooked up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life and now there’s more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone who ever dared cross “the neighborhood nerd”. Continue reading ‘‘976-Evil’ on Blu-ray October 19, 2020!’

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BATMAN: DEATH IN THE FAMILY Comes As Part Of DC Showcase Blu-ray Release October 13th!

Five fascinating tales from the iconic DC canon, including the first interactive film presentation in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) history, come to animated life in DC Showcase – Batman: Death in the Family. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the anthology of 2019-2020 animated shorts arrives from WBHE on Blu-ray and Digital starting October 13, 2020. Anchoring the compilation of shorts is Batman: Death in the Family, WBHE’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control. Central to the extended-length short is an adaptation of “Batman: A Death in the Family,” the 1988 landmark DC event where fans voted by telephone to determine the story’s ending.

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ on 4K UHD Blu-ray September 8, 2020!

4K UHD Blu-ray Ghost Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed anime films of all time when Ghost in the Shell arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital 4K Ultra HD) and Digital 4K Ultra HD on September 8th from Lionsgate. Based on the beloved manga from Japanese writer and illustrator Shirow Masamune, the film’s voice cast includes Atsuko Tanaka (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, TV’s “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, “Ghost in the Shell 2.0”), Akio Ôtsuka (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Paprika, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots), and Kôichi Yamadera (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Ninja Scroll). Remastered in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and featuring fan-favorite commemorative artwork from pop illustrator Martin Ansin – along with brand new bonus material – this will be the most definitive Ghost in the Shell package to date. Continue reading ‘‘Ghost in the Shell’ on 4K UHD Blu-ray September 8, 2020!’

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‘Terrified’ on Blu-ray September 1, 2020!

Terrified Blu-rayRLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to Terrified from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. Terrified will be released on September 1, 2020 on DVD and Blu-ray. The horror film from writer/director Demián Rugna (Cursed Bastards) and produced by Fernando Diaz stars Maxi Ghione (“Montecristo”), Norberto Gonzalo (“El Asesor”), Elvira Onetto (Russian Roulette), and Demián Salomón. RLJE Films will release Terrified on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.97.
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‘Z’ on Blu-ray & DVD September 15, 2020!

Z Blu-ray RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to Z from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. will be released on September 1, 2020 on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray. Directed by Brandon Christensen (Still/Born) who co-wrote the movie with Colin Minihan (What Keeps You AliveGrave Encounters), the horror film stars Keegan Connor Tracy (Final Destination 2), Jett Klyne (The Boy), Sean Rogerson (Grave Encounters), Sara Canning (War for the Planet of the Apes), Stephen McHattie (Watchmen), and Chandra West (White Noise). RLJE Films will release on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.97.
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Spike Jonze’s ADAPTATION Arrives on Shout! Select Blu-ray October 20!

Spike Jonze’s critically acclaimed film Adaptation, starring Nicolas Cage (Face/Off, Valley Girl), Meryl Streep (Little Women, Sophie’s Choice), and Chris Cooper (Little Women, August: Osage County), will be released on Blu-ray™ on October 20 by Shout Select. Special features include the original featurette, a trailer, and a still gallery.

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BUGS BUNNY 80TH ANNIVERSARY Available On Blu-ray November 3rd From Warner Bros!

Eh, what’s up Doc? It’s Bugs Bunny’s 80th anniversary! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invites you to celebrate that wascally wabbit’s milestone anniversary with the release of Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection, a gorgeous collector’s set featuring 60 theatrical shorts on Blu-ray, plus a full-size Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure.  Available in stores on November 3, 2020, Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection will also include a Digital Copy of the 60 original theatrical shorts, a new documentary, 10 episodes of the Looney Tunes Cartoons – the new HBO Max series produced by Warner Bros. Animation – and an introductory letter from animation historian Jerry Beck. Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection is priced to own on Blu-ray.  Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection will be available to own on Digital for $39.99 SRP in the US and $49.99 SRP in Canada on November 3, 2020.

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TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE – COLLECTOR’S EDITION Comes To Blu-ray August 25th!

Four ghoulish fables in one modern nightmare. On August 25, 2020, Scream Factory proudly presents the anthology Tales from the Darkside: The Movie. (Collector’s Edition) in its ultimate Blu-ray debut. The horror fan-favorite comes home in a release packed with bonus features, including a new audio commentary with co-producer David R. Kappes and a new six-chapter feature-length documentary featuring a bevy of cast and crew. Fans who order from shoutfactory.com will also receive an exclusive poster, while supplies last. From the clever and creepy minds of Stephen King (Pet Sematary), Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice), George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead) and Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes), comes an all-star anthology of horror.
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2020’s Best Cow, ‘First Cow,’ Arrives in the New World and on Blu-ray on September 8

With a 96% score on Rotten Tomatoes, First Cow arrives on Blu-ray (plus DVD & Digital) September 8 from Lionsgate. From critically renowned director Kelly Reichardt, the film world premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in August 2019 and screened to great acclaim at the New York Film Festival in September 2019 and the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2020. The story – two travelers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich — but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a wealthy businessman’s prized dairy cow. Learn more about the upcoming release below.

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ROMAN HOLIDAY Debuts On Paramount Presents Blu-ray September 15th!

The treasured and enduring classic ROMAN HOLIDAY debuts on Blu-ray for the first time ever as part of the Paramount Presents line on September 15, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The exquisite Audrey Hepburn lights up the screen in her first starring role opposite the charismatic Gregory Peck in this funny, beautiful, and intoxicating romantic comedy.  Ranked as the #4 greatest love story of all time by the American Film Institute, ROMAN HOLIDAY earned 10 Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, and won Best Actress for Hepburn, Best Costume Design for legendary designer Edith Head, and Best Writing for Dalton Trumbo.

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Twice The HOLMES Coming Home on 4K Blu-ray, 9/1/20!

Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will be available on September 1 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 (expected retail price) each, and feature an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features in HD, and a Digital HD* version of the feature film. Fans can also own the 2 films in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers. Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will contain the same special features that were included on each of the film’s previous Blu-ray releases.

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Parasite, Claudine, The Gunfighter & More Coming to The Criterion Collection October 2020

This October, Bong Joon Ho’s international sensation Parasite, winner of the Palme d’Or and four Academy Awards, will join the Criterion Collection in a director-approved edition packed with special features. Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones star in Claudine, a big-hearted romantic comedy that empathetically explores Black working-class life, with a chart-topping soundtrack composed by Curtis Mayfield and performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips. Henry King’s morally complex western The Gunfighter, starring Gregory Peck in an elegiac twist on the genre, will appear in a new 4K restoration. And that’s not all: Jean-Luc Godard’s era-defining road trip Pierrot le fou returns to the Collection in a new restoration; and Stephen Frears’s taut, stylish thriller The Hit makes its Blu-ray debut.

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‘The Barge People’ on Blu-ray & DVD August 18!

Barge People Blu-ray RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release the horror film THE BARGE PEOPLE on August 18, 2020 on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray. Written by Christopher Lombard (The Writerand directed by Charlie Steeds (Deadman Apocalypse), the film stars Kate Davies-Speak (Off Grid), Mark McKirdy (Electric Man), Makenna Guyler (King of Crime), and newcomer Matt Swales. RLJE Films will release THE BARGE PEOPLE on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $15.95. A group of friends sets off for a relaxing weekend away on the canals of the glorious British countryside, unaware of the flesh-eating mutants lurking in the water…ready and waiting to feed. THE BARGE PEOPLE is “a highly entertaining and satisfyingly gory horror film” (Starburst Magazine).  Continue reading ‘‘The Barge People’ on Blu-ray & DVD August 18!’

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Nice F**kin’ Disc! Beetlejuice Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray September 1st!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice (1988) will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 1, 2020. Beetlejuice will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and feature an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features in HD, and a Digital HD* version of the feature film. Fans can also own the 4 films in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers. 4K Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, and more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required. But, you Why So Blu faithful readers knew that already, right? Continue reading ‘Nice F**kin’ Disc! Beetlejuice Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray September 1st!’

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‘Cursed Films’ on Blu-ray & DVD August 18, 2020!

Cursed Films Blu-ray Shudder Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances? Continue reading ‘‘Cursed Films’ on Blu-ray & DVD August 18, 2020!’

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Disney Announces ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Series

Earlier this year the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuted on Disney+ to a great degree of fanfare and excitement. It was an appropriate closure to the show with some new characters introduced along the way. While the story of sisters Rafa and Trace seemed to just kind of evaporate, there were others that sparked curiosity as viewers approached the arrival of Order 66, most especially the quartet known as the Bad Batch. Now there’s news that Disney+ plans to release a full on spin-off series revolving around this ragtag group of specialized clones.

 

 

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