‘Wayne’s World’ Due on Blu-ray Steelbook Feb. 1

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the 1992 comedy Wayne’s World in a limited-edition Blu-ray Steelbook on Feb. 1 for the film’s 30th anniversary. 

Originally released on Feb. 14, 1992, the film marked the feature debut of Wayne and Garth, characters originated by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey on “Saturday Night Live.” A send-up of pop culture, the film also features Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Alice Cooper. 

Directed by Penelope Spheeris and written by Myers and Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, Wayne’s World follows Wayne and Garth as they try to promote their public-access cable show.

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The film ultimately earned more than $183 million at the worldwide box office and spawned the sequel Wayne’s World 2. A double feature of the two films will also be available on Blu-ray with access to digital copies on Feb. 1.

The Wayne’s World Blu-ray Steelbook includes access to a digital copy of the film.

Horror Releases ‘Last of the Grads,’ ‘The Zombie Collection’ and Comedy ‘The Contrast’ Hitting Home Jan. 18 From Mill Creek

The horror releases Last of the Grads and “The Zombie Collection” as well as the comedy The Contrast are being released into the home entertainment market by Mill Creek Entertainment Jan. 18. 

In Last of the Grads, available on DVD, the nation is captivated by a series of letters to the media claiming responsibility for dozens of unsolved murders spanning across the United States over the last 25 years. Meanwhile, in the quiet town of Shelby, Fla., school’s out, but softhearted high school senior Emma Bradley (Jessica Lang) isn’t quite ready to move on. Her childhood bestie Donna McCormick (Sara Eklund) persuades her to go to the annual senior bash for one last hurrah before their lives change forever.

Due on digital is the comedy The Contrast. In the film, on the day before her wedding to a self-absorbed hipster, a young woman meets an Army Colonel and struggles to decide between duty and love.

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“The Zombie Collection,” a collection of four films, is due on DVD. In Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies, a group of young snowboarders are stuck in a remote mountain ski resort, where an all-night après-ski party turns into a hellish nightmare of zombie mayhem. In Granny of the Dead, regular guy Ed (Marcus Carroll) awakes one morning to find his grandmother has become one of the living dead. In Attack of the Killer Donuts, a chemical accident turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty killers. And in Harold’s Going Stiff, Harold is suffering from a frightening new disease that is turning him into a zombie. After an experimental new treatment fails, Harold’s condition deteriorates, and he ends up on the run from a group of violent vigilantes who are out for blood.

Lockdown Comedy ‘Together’ Due on DVD Jan. 4 From Distribution Solutions

The lockdown comic drama Together will be released on DVD Jan. 4 from Distribution Solutions and Bleecker Street’s Decal.

The film, starring James McAvoy, Sharon Horgan and Samuel Logan, follows a husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of the COVID-19 lockdown. She is a coordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. He is a self-employed, self-made man who runs a boutique computing consultancy. 

Together is directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin.

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Sky Comedy ‘Bloods’ Heading to Hulu Dec. 9

The first season of the Sky comedy “Bloods” will start streaming on Hulu Dec. 9 as part of a multi-series deal.

The British series follows tough-acting loner Maleek (BAFTA nominated Samson Kayo) and over-friendly divorcee Wendy (Golden Globe nominated Jane Horrocks) as a pair of mismatched paramedics and their fellow ambulance station colleagues through the life-saving world of a south London emergency service.

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The show’s cast also includes Lucy Punch (“Motherland”) as boisterous station boss Jo and Julian Barratt (“Mighty Boosh”) as grieving widower Lawrence. Adrian Scarborough (“Gavin and Stacey”) and Aasiya Shah (“Raised By Wolves”) are Gary and Kareshma, paramedics with diametrically apposing career outlooks, and Kevin Garry (“Ted Lasso”) and Sam Campbell (Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award winner) as the glued-to-the-hip duo of paramedics Darrell and Darryl.

Apple TV+ Sets Jan. 28 Premiere of Murder-Mystery Comedy Series ‘The Afterparty’

The Apple TV+ murder-mystery comedy series “The Afterparty” will debut on the SVOD service Jan. 28.

From Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street), the eight-episode first season of the series will launch with three episodes, followed by one new episode weekly each Friday.

“The Afterparty” stars Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Like a Boss), Sam Richardson (The Tomorrow War, “Veep”), Zoë Chao (“Love Life,” Downhill), Ben Schwartz (“Space Force,” “House of Lies”), Ike Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project,” Neighbors), Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”), Jamie Demetriou (“Fleabag,” “Stath Lets Flats”) and Dave Franco (The Rental, The Disaster Artist).

Created and directed by Miller, the series is centered on a murder mystery at a high school reunion. Each episode explores a different character’s account of the fateful evening in question, all through the lens of popular film genres and unique visuals to match the storyteller’s perspective.

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In addition to directing, Miller serves as showrunner and is executive producing alongside Lord through the pair’s production banner, Lord Miller. Tony and Emmy-nominated writer, producer and performer Anthony King (“Search Party,” “Dead to Me”) will also executive produce the series. Lord Miller’s VP of Television Aubrey Lee is a producer on the series, which was produced for Apple by TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television as part of Lord and Miller’s five-year overall television deal.

 

Satire ‘The Pizzagate Massacre’ to Bow Digitally Nov. 19 From Distribution Solutions

The Archstone satire The Pizzagate Massacre will be released digitally Nov. 19 from Distribution Solutions.

The dark social satire is inspired by the real-life conspiracy theory known as Pizzagate. It follows an amateur journalist and a far-right militiaman who team up to expose the ugly truth behind rumors involving sex cults, a pizza place and lizard people.

Directed by John Valley, he film stars Lee Eddy, Gary Teague and Reynolds Washam.

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‘Sex and the City’ Relaunch ‘And Just Like That …’ to Debut Dec. 9 on HBO Max

The 10-episode Max original series “And Just Like That …” will debut with two episodes Dec. 9 on HBO Max.

The following eight episodes will premiere weekly on subsequent Thursdays.

The new chapter of the HBO series “Sex and the City,” from executive producer Michael Patrick King, follows Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. 

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The series also includes previously announced cast members Sara Ramírez, Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Willie Garson and Evan Handler.
 
The HBO series “Sex and the City” was created by Darren Star and based on the book “Sex and the City” by Candace Bushnell.

 

‘The Dogs of War’ and ‘The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood’ Headed to Blu-ray Nov. 23 From Ronin Flix and MVD

Two 1980 titles, The Dogs of War and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood, are being released on Blu-ray Nov. 23 from Ronin Flix and MVD Entertainment Group.

In the action adventure The Dogs of War, Christopher Walken (Pennies From Heaven, Heaven’s Gate, The Deer Hunter) is brutal mercenary Jamie Shannon (Walken), a cynical warrior-for-hire who feels truly alive only in the heat of battle. He takes the most challenging assignment of his career: to invade a corrupt African dictatorship and shift control to the “puppet” of a powerful British corporation. To prepare, Shannon trains and equips a squad of deadly mercenaries with the latest and most destructive tactics and military hardware. But as their explosive assault begins, Shannon finds himself embroiled in an internal conflict of his own: Will this be his greatest triumph, or has he sold his soul along with his battle expertise? Tom Berenger (Platoon, Last Rites, Major League), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Sender, The Final Option), Hugh Millais (Images, The Wicked Lady), JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Teachers, American Dreamers) and Colin Blakely (Equus, Nijinsky, The Big Sleep) co-star in the film directed by John Irvin (Hamburger Hill, Next of Kin, Raw Deal) and filmed by D.P. Jack Cardiff (The African Queen, Dark of the Sun, The Awakening). The special edition includes both the U.S. theatrical (104 minutes, rated ‘R’) and international (118 Minutes, not rated) cuts, plus a limited-edition slipover (while supplies last). Bonus features include interviews with co-stars Paul Freeman and Maggie Scott, co-writer George Malko, first assistant director Anthony Waye, production designer Peter Mullins, and costume designer Emma Porteous.

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The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood is the third and final film in the “Happy Hooker” sex comedy trilogy, a series loosely based on the memoirs of Xaviera Hollander, a prostitute from the Netherlands. It stars two time bond girl Martine Beswick (From Russia with Love, Thunderball), Adam West (TV’s “Batman”), Phil Silvers, Chris Lemmon and Richard Deacon (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”) with special guest appearances by Edie Adams and Army Archerd. In the film, when Xaviera (Beswick), now a best-selling author, has Tinseltown calling with a less-than-savory offer for her book, she flexes her independent spirit, deciding to film the movie herself. Bonus features include new on-camera interviews with stars Martine Beswick and Chris Lemmon.

Final Season of ‘Search Party’ Hits HBO Max Jan. 7

The Max Original comedy series “Search Party” returns to HBO Max for its fifth and final season Jan. 7, with all 10 episodes available to binge.

In the new season, Dory (Alia Shawkat) enters a very public business partnership with charismatic tech billionaire Tunnel Quinn (Jeff Goldblum) on the other side of her near-death experience. Dory folds her old friends Portia (Meredith Hagner), Elliott (John Early) and Drew (John Reynolds) into the venture as they embark on an altruistic but terrifying journey.

Joining the cast are recurring guest stars Kathy Griffin, John Waters, Aparna Nancherla, Angela Trimbur, Grace Kuhlenschmidt, Greta Titelman, Joe Castle Baker, Larry Owens and Michelle Badillo. Returning recurring guest stars include Jeffery Self and Clare McNulty.

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Bigfoot Comedy, ‘Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre’ Among Titles Due on DVD in November From Gravitas Ventures

The comedy Bigfoot Famous and The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre are among the titles coming to DVD in November from Gravitas Ventures.

Bigfoot Famous is available now. In the film, when a viral video of Bigfoot emerges, a once popular influencer goes on a mission to film a vlog with Bigfoot and regain her fame. The comedy stars Stephanie Barkley, Chris Kleckner, Sam Milman, Lauren Howard Hayes, Anthony Ma, Kelsey Gunn, Marlon Webb and Chris Guerra.

The action horror comedy The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie is due Nov. 9. In the zombiefest, Wrestling’s most hated tag team, The Manson Brothers, now in the twilight of their careers and relegated to doing smaller wrestling promotions, take a midnight cage match on Halloween night, only to find themselves trapped in the arena with wrestlers and fans infected with a mutated rabies zombie virus. Armed only with their wrestling skills, and enchanted lucha libre masks, they must fight for their lives and ensure the virus is contained to prevent an all-out massacre and pandemic. It stars Max Martini, Adrian Pasdar, Randy Couture, Bas Rutten and D.B. Sweeney.

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The drama The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain comes out Nov. 16. The film is based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him. It stars Frankie Faison, Steve O’Connell and Enrico Natale.

The sci-fi film Repeat will be released Nov. 19. A zealous cognitive psychologist stumbles across an unbelievable discovery-a way of communicating with the other side. His joy is short-lived, however, as his daughter is put into potentially grave danger. It stars Charlotte Ritchie, Nina Wadia, Ellila-Jean Wood and Tom England.

The documentary Lady Bugs is due Nov. 26. From a Latinx LGBTQ activist to a Black Catholic school principal, six small businesswomen hit California’s newly legal cannabis trade. But as aggressive regulations bogart the market, can they each keep their green American dream alight?

The actioner Hustle Down will be release Nov. 30. A two-bit hustler finds himself relying on bounty hunter, to evade the grasps of a merciless assassin, and vicious thugs led by a rival gang leader, after he steals a money car stuffed with cash meant for his boss. It stars Tom Sizemore, Bai Ling, Kevin Gage, Paul Sidhu, Noel Gugliemi, Vanessa Angel and Raymond J. Barry.