August 25, 2020
Topping the slate of new disc releases available Aug. 25 is Universal Pictures’ The King of Staten Island, the new Judd Apatow comedy based on the life of and starring Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live.” The film bypassed theaters as a result of the coronavirus pandemic in lieu of a VOD release June 12. It has been available for digital sellthrough since Aug. 11, and is now available at retail on Blu-ray and DVD as well.
Another newcomer is Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Deep Blue Sea 3, the latest direct-to-video sequel to the shark attack franchise. The third installment finds the genetically engineered sharks from the second movie attacking an abandoned island fishing village that serves as the base for a team of oceanographers. The film is now available widely on Blu-ray and DVD, after being released through digital retailers July 28, when it also became available early on disc through Redbox and Walmart.
Warner also releases the DVD and Blu-ray edition of The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season, the latest disc collection from the “Arrowverse” family of CW superhero shows. The season contains the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.
Sony Pictures releases The Burnt Orange Heresy on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally. The neo-noir thriller focuses on a disgraced art critic tasked with stealing a painting.
Arriving for digital sale is Virgil Films’ The Blech Effect: The Rise and Fall of the King of Biotech, a documentary about a pioneer investor whose inner demons cost him his fortune.
Among catalog titles, Blue Underground is releasing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray editions of The New York Ripper and The House by the Cemetery.