‘Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts Vol. 1’ Headed to Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 7

Walt Disney Animation Studios will release Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts Vol. 1 in a Blu-ray Disc combo pack (which includes a digital copy and a DVD) and standalone DVD Feb. 7.

The release is part of the planned releases coming in 2023 to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary.

The new collection gathers together 10 classic animated shorts for the first time, including the iconic “Steamboat Willie,” and features new introductions from Mickey and Minnie for each short.

“Steamboat Willie” is the first cartoon with synchronized sound, in which the character of Mickey Mouse was first introduced as a deckhand on a riverboat commanded by the tyrannical Captain Pete.

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Also included are “Brave Little Tailor,” featuring Mickey as a medieval tailor given a daunting task; “Mickey’s Delayed Date,” in which the tardy mouse relies on his faithful pup Pluto to get him to a dance with Minnie; “Hawaiian Holiday,” which finds Mickey and his pals vacationing on a beautiful island; and “On Ice,” in which, along with friends, Mickey and Minnie glide through a romantic date on a frozen river.

Mel Gibson Spy Thriller ‘Agent Game’ Headed to Blu-ray Combo Pack May 24

The Mel Gibson spy thriller Agent Game arrives May 24 on Blu-ray plus DVD plus digital from Lionsgate.

Directed by Grant S. Johnson (Nighthawks), the movie also stars Dermot Mulroney (TV’s “Hanna,” Hard Luck Love Song, TV’s “The Purge”), Annie Ilonzeh (TV’s “Chicago Fire,” TV’s “Person of Interest,” TV’s “Charlie’s Angels”), Jason Isaacs (TV’s “The OA,” “Harry Potter” franchise, Black Hawk Down), Katie Cassidy (TV’s “Arrow,” TV’s “Gossip Girl,” TV’s “Melrose Place”), Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi (2013, Actor in a Supporting Role, Captain Phillips), Adan Canto (TV’s “Designated Survivor,” TV’s “Blood & Oil,” TV’s “Mixology”) and Rhys Coiro (TV’s “Entourage,” TV’s “The Walking Dead,” TV’s “A Million Little Things”).

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In the spy thriller, Harris (Mulroney), a CIA interrogator at an Agency black site, finds himself the target of a rendition operation after being scapegoated for an interrogation gone horribly wrong. As the team tasked to bring Harris in begins to question their orders — and each other — Olsen (Gibson), a senior intelligence officer, and his subordinate, Visser (Ilonzeh), raise the stakes. Now, it’s up to Harris and some newfound allies to uncover the truth and turn the tables.

Special features include audio commentary with Johnson and “Subterfuge: Playing the Agent Game.” 

 

30th Anniversary ‘Hunt for Red October’ Steelbook Set for February Release

Paramount Home Entertainment has set a Feb. 25 home release date for The Hunt For Red October: 30th Anniversary Limited Collectors Edition.

The 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc combo comes packaged in a limited-edition Steelbook. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film, as well as commentary by director John McTiernan. Also included is a behind-the-scenes featurette, “Beneath the Surface.”

The 1990 techno-thriller, an adaption of Tom Clancy’s 1984 debut novel, stars Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. The Hunt for Red October earned more than $122 million at the domestic box office to become the year’s No. 6 movie — behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at No. 5 and Pretty Woman at No. 4. Home Alone was the year’s No. 1 earner.

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The film follows a Soviet submarine captain, Marko Ramius (Connery), who goes rogue with his country’s cutting-edge ballistic missile submarine known as Red October. The Soviets tell Americans he is planning to launch missiles on the United States, but CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Baldwin) thinks otherwise and tries to prove to the U.S. forces that the Red October isn’t a threat.

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The Hunt for Red October received mostly positive reviews from critics. At the 63rd Academy Awards, the film was honored with an Oscar for Best Sound Editing, along with nominations for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.

 

Vietnamese Action Thriller ‘Furie’ Coming to Disc June 25 From Well Go

The Vietnamese action thriller Furie, about a mother’s revenge, is headed to DVD and Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD) June 25 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In the film, a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, but the kidnappers soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her daughter home.

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Directed by Le Van Kiet, the film stars Veronica Ngo, Phan Than Nhien and Mai Cat Vi.