August 15, 2019
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the 2019 edition of Shaft digitally Sept. 10, and on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 24.
In the fifth film in the “Shaft” franchise, cyber-security expert John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher) investigates his best friend’s death and gets a lesson in street smarts from his legendary father, John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson).
The cast also includes Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.
Directed by Tim Story, the film earned $21.4 million at the domestic box office.
The film is a sequel to the franchise’s 2000 installment, also called Shaft, which itself was a remake/sequel to the 1970s “Shaft” films starring Roundtree: 1971’s Shaft, 1972’s Shaft’s Big Score! and 1973’s Shaft in Africa.
The DVD and Blu-ray will include a “Can Ya Dig It? The Making of Shaft” featurette.
The Blu-ray will also include deleted scenes, a gag reel and the three-part documentary A Complicated Man: The Shaft Legacy, comprised of “Part One: A Bad Mother Born,” “Part Two: No Questions Asked” and “Part Three: A Legend of His Time.”