June 14, 2022
New releases on Blu-ray and DVD June 14 include Morbius, Ambulance and Father Stu.
The Marvel Comics-based action film Morbius will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film, Oscar winner Jared Leto plays the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius, who is dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder. Determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Extras on digital, 4K and Blu-ray include outtakes and bloopers, five featurettes, and nocturnal Easter Eggs. Extras on DVD include two featurettes. Read a review here.
The action thriller Ambulance will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 14 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon), the film follows veteran Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Candyman), desperate for money, who turns to his adoptive brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal, End of Watch) for help. A career criminal, Danny instead offers him a huge score. When their heist goes awry, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop and paramedic (Eiza González, Fast and Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw) onboard. Will and Danny must evade a city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing an escape.
The Mark Wahlberg drama Father Stu will be released on Blu-ray and DVD June 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film based on a true story, after surviving a terrible motorcycle accident, Stuart Long (Wahlberg) wonders if he can use his second chance to help others find their way — and leads this former amateur boxer to the surprising realization that he is meant to be a priest. Despite a devasting health crisis and the skepticism of church officials and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver), Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion.
CBS, Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment release Billions: Season Six on DVD June 14. The four-disc collection includes all 12 episodes from the 2022 season, which features Michael Prince (Corey Stoll) taking over Axe Capital, causing Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) to develop a new strategy that is keener and more sophisticated than before in order to take Axe down. The cast also includes David Costabile, Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, Condola Rashad, Jeffrey DeMunn, Kelly AuCoin and Daniel Breaker. Extras include two bonus clips and an exclusive featurette.
The Kevin Hart comedy Fatherhood will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital June 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film, Hart stars in a heartwarming true story about a widowed dad who copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Directed by Paul Weitz, the film also stars Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan and Paul Reiser.
The thriller Infinite Storm, starring Naomi Watts, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc June 14 from Decal, Bleecker and Distribution Solutions. In the film, when a climber (Watts) gets caught in a blizzard, she encounters a stranded stranger and must get them both down the mountain before nightfall. The film also stars Billy Howle, Denis O’Hare, Parker Sawyers, Eliot Sumner and Joshua Rollins.
The animated family feature King Tweety releases on digital and DVD June 14 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, King Tweety finds Tweety, Sylvester and Granny jet-setting to the Canary Islands where Tweety learns he’s a royal descendant and the next in line to the throne. When the queen of the island paradise disappears, Tweety unexpectedly becomes next in line for the crown. His entourage includes motorbike daredevil Granny and sly Sylvester, whose allegiance is tested when he uncovers a sinister plot to eliminate Tweety for good. The release includes three bonus classic “Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries” cartoons: “Something Fishy Around Here,” “The Maltese Canary” and “The Cat Who Knew Too Much.” King Tweety features the voice talents of Eric Bauza as Sylvester/Tweety/Larry Bird/the Handsome Stewart; Flula Borg as Harold/Singing Fish/Enthusiastic Crowdgoer; Carlease Burke as Queen Honk/Candice the Crane; Jon Daly as Diego; Regi Davis as Rodrigo the Dog/Charlie Bird Parker/an Owl; Dana DeLorenzo as Izza; Riki Lindhome as Beep Beep; Candi Milo as Granny/Green Bean/Lady Bird Johnson; Maya Lynne Robinson as Officer Gnutz/Dancer; Niccole Thurman as Aoogah/Melaney Blank and Mark Whitten as Officer Siedes/John Foray.
The Western adventure Hostile Territory heads to digital, Blu-ray and DVD June 14 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Written by, directed by and starring Brian Presley (The Great Alaskan Race), the action- adventure follows former P.O.W. Jack Calgrove (Presley) who, upon returning home after the Civil War, finds out his wife has died and his children — now presumed orphans — were loaded on a train bound for hostile territory deep in the American West. With the help of a fellow Union soldier, a troop of elite Native American sharpshooters and a former slave searching desperately for her own daughter, Calgrove races to intercept the orphan train before all hope is lost. The film also stars Craig Tate (12 Years a Slave), Natalie Whittle (“Orbital Redux”), Matt McCoy (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), Lew Temple (Waitress) and Brad Leland (“Friday Night Lights”).
The adventure drama “MacGyver: The Complete Series — Seasons 1-5” arrives on DVD June 14 from Lionsgate. The series features Lucas Till (“X-Men” franchise), who plays young Angus “Mac” MacGyver. The series follows the adventures of 20-something “Mac” MacGyver in a reimagining of the classic TV series. As the daring leader of a clandestine organization within the U.S. government, MacGyver — armed only with his trusty pocketknife and an unending supply of resourcefulness — crisscrosses the globe to keep the world safe from harm in this action-packed collection that features all five seasons of the show.
The war film Iron Cross: The Road to Normandy will be released on digital and DVD June 14 from 123 GO Films and Distribution Solutions. In the film, Captain Klaus Muller struggles to survive during World War II on the Eastern front fighting back-to-back with his brother and friends. As D-day unfolds, more than one score is settled, and a running battle now puts American soldiers and our German Captain on the same path. The epic action-drama is directed by and stars Tino Struckman (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Colony”) and Oliver Gruner (“The Circuit 2020,” “Code Name: Eternity”).
The horror-thriller Mid-Century is being released in select theaters, on demand and for digital purchase June 17 from Lionsgate. Mid-Century follows a husband and wife on a weekend in a mid-century modern vacation rental that turns deadly when the husband discovers the owner is a psychopath with a backyard of buried secrets and designs on his wife. Directed by Sonja O’Hara (Best Director winner for Mid-Century at this year’s L.A. Film Festival), the film stars Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Stephen Lang (“Avatar” franchise) and Shane West (“Gotham”). It arrives on Blu-ray and DVD July 26.
Mutiny Pictures’ Terror Trips will be released on digital and DVD June 14 from Mill Creek Entertainment. In the horror flick, six friends test out a killer idea for a business that puts a new twist on morbid tourism. The concept is simple — provide guided tours to slasher film fans at the shooting locations of the world’s most famous horror movies. Tourists spend the night watching the horror film on site for maximum chills, but as the night unfolds, the thrills take a deadly turn where the horror becomes real. The Nightmares Film Festival 2021 Winner stars Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, American Hell, The Unwanted), Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey at Night, Wrong Turn), Chaney Morrow (Wrong Turn, Haunt, Dark Waters), Abigail Esmena (Don’t Tell a Soul, They/Them/Us, She-Hulk) and is written and directed by Jeff Seemann.
The feature documentary End of the Line will be released on digital and cable on demand June 14 from Gravitas Ventures. The film, from award-winning filmmaker Emmett Adler, is about the New York City subway crisis and a long overdue reckoning on infrastructure. Establishing the vital economic importance and grandeur of New York City’s historic subway system, the film dives into its dire modern-day troubles picking up in the late 2010s when flooding, overcrowding, power failures and derailments have become commonplace. After a particularly bad spate of disasters in the summer of 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaims a state of emergency and hires a new international wunderkind executive named Andy Byford to save the subways. Byford, an earnest Briton with an impressive resume, enters as a charismatic would-be hero. As the political turmoil behind the subway’s decline comes into sharp focus, scenes in barbershops, bodegas and bakeries show the frustration and devastation among business owners and residents who are caught in the middle. Ultimately, the COVID-19 pandemic makes things worse and brings to light America’s need to shore up its infrastructure in cities across the country and the inequality struggles that are central to this debate. The film is dedicated to the heroic New York City transit workers who lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seasons one and two of “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch,” about an infamous hotspot of UFO sightings and other wide-ranging paranormal events, arrive June 14 on DVD from Lionsgate. The series features aerospace engineer and best-selling author Dr. Travis Taylor (TV’s “The UnXplained,” TV’s “Ancient Aliens”) and real estate mogul and current owner of Skinwalker Ranch Brandon Fugal as they and a team of expert investigators explore the grounds, lead targeted scientific experiments, and examine their findings. For more than 200 years, Utah’s Skinwalker Ranch has been the site of hundreds of unexplained paranormal and UFO-related activities, from strange animal deaths to possible gateways to other dimensions to UFO and poltergeist sightings. Using cutting-edge technology to document and investigate the 512-acre property, the nonfiction series provides an unprecedented look inside the mysterious locale.
Kino Lorber on June 14 releases a “Fu Manchu” double feature on Blu-ray Disc, consisting of the first two American movies centered on the Chinese supervillain. Both The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929) and The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930) are early “talkies” and pre-code adventure classics. Released under the company’s Studio Classics banner, both films star Warner Oland as Fu Manchu. Oland would later be known for his portrayal of Charlie Chan. In The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu, the diabolical doctor makes his talkie debut in a film based on the first book in Sax Rohmer’s classic series. During the Boxer Rebellion, Fu Manchu saves the life of little Lia Eltham, but soon after, his own wife and child are killed by the allied troops. He takes revenge by hypnotizing the now grown Lia, played by screen great Jean Arthur, to do his evil bidding. The film costars Neil Hamilton as Dr. Jack Petrie and O.P. Heggie as Inspector Nayland Smith. In The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu, the evil medic is back with a vengeance as he continues his campaign of cruelty on the foggy moors of the English estate where Lia Eltham and Dr. Jack Petrie are set to marry. Both films have been prepared from new 2K masters, and the Blu-ray Disc collection features new audio commentaries by Tim Lucas as well as the original trailers.
Kino Lorber June 14 releases Love Slaves of the Amazons on Blu-ray Disc. The 1957 adventure film, about an archaeologist (Don Taylor) and his partner (Eduardo Ciannelli) encountering a society of women warriors who want to enslave men, was produced and directed by Curt Siodmak, whose other credits include The Wolf Man, The Ape, The Magnetic Monster, I Walk With a Zombie and Donovan’s Brain. For the Blu-ray Disc, the film was prepared from a new 2K master. Bonus features include a new audio commentary by entertainment journalists and authors Bryan Reesman and Max Evry as well as various trailers.
Kino Lorber June 14 releases The Horse Soldiers, one of the lesser-known John Ford-directed John Wayne pairings. The film, from 1959, also stars William Holden, Constance Towers, Strother Martin and Denver Pyle. The Horse Soldiers is a Civil War adventure that has been hailed as a faithful representation of one of the most daring cavalry exploits in history. The film tells the story of a troop of Union soldiers who force their way deep into Southern territory to destroy a rebel stronghold at Newton Station. In command is hard-bitten Colonel Marlowe (Wayne), a man who is strikingly contrasted by the company’s gentle surgeon (Holden) and the beautiful but crafty Southern belle (Towers) who’s forced to accompany the Union raiders on perhaps the most harrowing mission in the war. The Horse Soldiers is presented from a brand-new 4K master and includes a new audio commentary by film historian Joseph McBride, author of Searching for John Ford.
Double Tap Entertainment’s zombie horror comedy What Doesn’t Kill Us is being released on digital June 14 from Mill Creek Entertainment. In the film, years after the zombie apocalypse fails to wipe out humanity, rehabilitated zombies — or “necrosapians” — try to fit back into everyday society. Working a desk job, running for political office, and professional sports are seen through the eyes of the undead in this slice of life mockumentary. The mockumentary stars Peyton Paulette (The Fast One, Sugar Tree, The History of Time Travel), and is directed by Zach Schlapkol, Jacob Kiesling and Ethan Cartwright.
The action classic Raiders of the Lost Ark arrives June 14 in a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook from Lucasfilm and Paramount Home Entertainment. Director Steven Spielberg’s cinematic classic starring Harrison Ford as legendary hero Indiana Jones also stars Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott and Alfred Molina. In the film, Indy (Ford) and his feisty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood (Allen) dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare down snakes in their incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant. Available individually on 4K Ultra HD for the first time, the Raiders of the Lost Ark Steelbook is the first of four planned limited-edition releases of each “Indiana Jones” movie. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom will debut on July 12, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on Aug. 16, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Sept. 20.