‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Due on Premium Digital May 30, Disc June 28

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore will arrive for premium digital ownership and rental on May 30, the same day it is available to stream on HBO Max, and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 28.

In the film, professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.

The film is directed by David Yates from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, based upon a screenplay by Rowling. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Fiona Glascott, Katherine Waterston, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Richard Coyle, Oliver Masucci, Valerie Pachner, Aleksandr Kuznetsov and Mads Mikkelsen.

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Additionally, the documentary “Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History,” produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and Warner Bros., will be available on EST May 30 at $9.99. The collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London sees Stephen Fry embark on a global journey to discover the stories behind some of the world’s most fantastic beasts. Traveling from Utah, to Florida and to Loch Ness, Fry examines the connections between the extraordinary animals of planet Earth and the fantastic beasts of mythology and the Wizarding World. The documentary features an exclusive interview with J. K. Rowling.

Extras on premium digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray include “The Dumbledore Family Tree,” ” Dumbledore Through the Ages,” “Magical or Muggle,” “The Magic of Hogwarts,” “Even More Fantastic Beasts,” “Newt in the Wild,” “The German Ministry of Magic,” “A Dumbledore Duel,” “The Candidates’ Dinner,” “Erkstag Jailbreak,” “Battle in Bhutan,” “The Secrets of Cursed Child” and deleted scenes.

The DVD includes “The Magic of Hogwarts.”

‘Sonic 2’ Headed to Digital and Paramount+ May 24, Disc Aug. 9

Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be available on Paramount+ and digital May 24, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 9 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

In addition, Sonic 2 and the original Sonic the Hedgehog will be available in a two-movie collection on digital or Blu-ray.

In the sequel, after settling in Green Hills, Sonic (voice of Ben Schwartz) is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles (Idris Elba), in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey), and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

The film also stars James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Shemar Moore and Lee Majdoub.

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Bonus content includes the exclusive animated short “Sonic Drone Home,” featuring Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. 

“Sonic Origins,” a new multi-game collection, will be released on June 23 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch family of systems and PC. 

Tom Cruise Action Thriller ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Headed to 4K July 5

The 2014 Tom Cruise action thriller Edge of Tomorrow will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack and digital July 5 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Co-starring Emily Blunt and directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), the film takes place as an alien race, undefeatable by any existing military unit, has launched a relentless attack on Earth, and Major William Cage (Cruise) finds himself dropped into a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage is thrown into a time loop, forced to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. Training alongside Rita Vrataski (Blunt), his skills slowly evolve, and each battle moves them a step closer to defeating the enemy.  ​

The film also stars Bill Paxton (Aliens, HBO’s “Big Love”), Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Noah Taylor (Lawless), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s “Tangle”), Dragomir Mrsic (Snabba Cash II), Charlotte Riley (World Without End), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s “Robin Hood”), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block), Masayoshi Haneda (Emperor) and Tony Way (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

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Special features include “Operation Downfall — Adrenaline Cut,” “Storming the Beach,” “Weapons of the Future,” “Creatures Not of This World,” “On the Edge With Doug Liman” and deleted scenes.

Comedy ‘Aliens, Clowns & Geeks’ Headed to Blu-ray and DVD June 7 From MVD

The zany comedy Aliens, Clowns & Geeks, from actor-director and creative multi-hyphenate Richard Elfman, is headed to Blu-ray and DVD June 7 from MVD Entertainment Group.

The out-of-this-world adventure finds out-of-work actor Eddy Pine (Bodhi Elfman) stumbling upon the key to the universe and getting twisted up in an intergalatic war between killer clowns and sneaky aliens.
 
Stars include the late Verne Troyer in his final film role, comedian Steve Agee, French Stewart and George Wendt. Additional cast includes Anastasia Elfman, Malcolm Foster Smith, Rebecca Forsythe, Angeline-Rose Troy, Nic Novicki and Martin Klebba.

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The soundtrack consists of all new original music from Oscar-nominated composer and Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman and Ego Plum. 

Special features include behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew, a new interview with Richard Elfman, and a music video from Mambo Diabolico, the surrealist musical collaboration between Elfman and Ego Plum.

WWII Film ‘Wolf Hound’ Due on Digital June 3, Disc July 17

The World War II film Wolf Hound is being released in select theaters, on demand and for digital purchase June 3, and on Blu-ray and DVD July 17 from Lionsgate.

Featuring action sequences using vintage aircraft, the film stars James Maslow (“Big Time Rush”) and Trevor Donovan (“90210”).

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In Wolf Hound, on a recon mission over Nazi-occupied France, pilot David Holden (Maslow) is shot down along with a B-17 bomber. He lands near an airfield, where he learns the Germans are loading the U.S.-marked aircraft with a city-destroying superbomb that could help the Axis win the war. Holden must evade search patrols and a vengeful Nazi soldier to rescue the captured crew and stop the doomsday plot.

 

‘Angel Heart’ 4K Steelbook Due July 12 Exclusively at Best Buy

Writer-director Alan Parker’s 1987 psychological horror-thriller Angel Heart will arrive July 12 for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD plus Blu-ray plus digital SteelBook from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy.
 
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Parker (Mississippi Burning), Angel Heart stars two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull), Primetime Emmy nominee Lisa Bonet (TV’s “The Cosby Show,” High Fidelity, Enemy of the State), Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Sin City, The Expendables), and Oscar and Primetime Emmy nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Swimming Pool, Melancholia). 

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In the film, Rourke is Harry Angel, a down-and-out Brooklyn detective who is hired by the mysterious Louis Cyphre (De Niro) to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite on an odyssey that will take Angel through the desperate streets of Harlem, the smoke-filled jazz clubs of New Orleans, and the swamps of Louisiana and its seedy underworld of voodoo in this cult thriller that is at once eerily thrilling, darkly sensual, and completely unforgettable.

Special features include:

  • introduction to Angel Heart by Parker
  • audio commentary with Parker
  • Parker interview excerpt from Cineastes Des Annees
  • news features
  • personality profiles
  • additional interviews
  • behind-the-scenes footage
  • teaser trailer
  • a background in voodoo
  • behind-the-scenes gallery

Cage Film ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ Due on Digital June 7, Disc June 21

The comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent arrives on digital June 7 and on 4K Ultra HD combo pack (plus Blu-ray and digital), Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD and on demand June 21 from Lionsgate.

Starring as himself is Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995; “National Treasure” franchise, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock). Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero.

Also starring are Sharon Horgan, Ike Barinholtz, Alessandra Mastronardi, Jacob Scipio and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Bonus features on 4K, Blu-ray and digital include deleted scenes (with optional audio commentary by writer-director Tom Gormican and writer-executive producer Kevin Etten); several featurettes; a SXSW Film Festival Q&A; and audio commentary by Gormican and Etten.

Special features on DVD include the deleted scenes; the SXSW Film Festival Q&A; and the audio commentary.

Michael Bay Actioner ‘Ambulance’ Available on Digital May 23, Disc June 14

The action thriller Ambulance will be released on digital May 23 and 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.

Bonus content includes six behind-the-scenes featurettes.

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Cult Classic ‘All About Evil’ Headed to Blu-ray June 10

The cult classic All About Evil will be released June 10 in a special-edition Blu-ray from Severin Films, with a North American streaming release on Shudder June 13.

Following a world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival and a limited theatrical run in 2010, Peaches Christ’s All About Evil disappeared underground for years. Now, the blood-splattered classic is back. To celebrate, Peaches Christ herself will present the film at “Peaches Christ 4-D Screenings” along the West Coast, including the Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles on June 9 and the Victoria Theater in San Francisco on June 11 where the film was shot. Fans in Los Angeles can also attend a Blu-ray signing event at Dark Delicacies on June 12 with Peaches Christ and members of the cast.

All About Evil stars Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll,” “Orange Is the New Black”) as the mad projectionist, Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” Kaboom), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Rob Zombie’s The Munsters), John Waters muse Mink Stole (Serial Mom, Hairspray) and Noah Segan (Knives Out, Looper). 

In the film, a mousy librarian inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer — and a legion of rabid gore fans — when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don’t realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real.

The Blu-ray will feature a new HD restoration of the feature, along with newly-produced and archival bonus features.

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“For years, the movie has been unavailable and fans have been clamoring for it. As the creator, it’s been frustrating to say the least,” Peaches Christ said in a statement. “I feel like I’ve been given a great gift from both Severin and Shudder and am thrilled so many new people will discover my Evil little baby. The Blu-ray and features are truly stunning. I’m really proud of the film and am hoping the re-release helps get another feature film going.”

In the years since the birth of All About Evil, Peaches Christ has toured the globe. For the past two years, Peaches has hosted Midnight Mass with Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, “Dragula”), a podcast based on Peaches’ long-running cult movie series in San Francisco. Every week, the pair go deep into discussions on the nature and fanbase of cult cinema, discussing everything from the works of Dario Argento to Rock N’ Roll High School to Matilda.

 

Romantic Drama ‘Mothering Sunday’ Bowing on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD June 28

The romantic drama Mothering Sunday will be released on digital, Blu-ray and DVD June 28 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the film, on a warm spring day in 1924, housemaid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day. Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend quality time with her secret lover. Paul (Josh O’Connor) is the boy from the manor house nearby, Jane’s long-term love despite the fact that he’s engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents’ friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane’s life forever.

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The film was an official selection at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, the 2021 Toronto Film Festival and the 2021 London Film Festival.