‘Starship Troopers’ Gets 4K Blu-ray Disc Steelbook for 25th Anniversary

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the sci-fi classic Starship Troopers with a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc Steelbook and all-cast reunion on Nov. 1.

Director Paul Verhoeven’s epic is based on Robert A. Heinlein’s classic sci-fi adventure of the same name. Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Muldoon and Michael Ironside star as the courageous soldiers who travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species.

For the 4K Ultra HD release, the film is presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1. The package includes a new 25th anniversary reunion featurette with screenwriter Ed Neumeier and actors Van Dien, Richards, Meyer, Clancy Brown, Ironside, Busey, Muldoon and Seth Gilliam.

For the Blu-ray Disc, the film is presented in HD with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio. Special features include director and cast commentaries, a FedNet Mode picture-in-picture, deleted scenes, screen tests, a making-of featurette, scene deconstructions, and several other documentaries.

‘Cheer! Rally! Kill! 5-Film Collection’ Leaps to DVD March 2 From Lionsgate

Five stories about the trials and tribulations of cheerleaders are leaping to DVD March 2 in the Cheer! Rally! Kill! 5-Film Collection from Lionsgate.

The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders follows Ava (Savannah May), an incoming transfer student who reluctantly tries out for the cheerleading team at the insistence of her overly ambitious mother, Candice (Denise Richards). As she transitions into her new life, Ava discovers becoming part of the squad comes at a price.

Identity Theft of a Cheerleader is the story of 31-year-old high school drop-out, Vicky (Maiara Walsh), who decides to steal the identity of a cheerleader in order to redo her senior year of high school.

The Wrong Cheerleader follows Becky (Cristine Prosperi), a sociable high school cheerleader who flies under the radar when it comes to receiving attention from boys until she catches the eye of the charming and handsome new student Rob (David Meza). Rob seems like the ideal boy, until his affection turns into obsession, and he stops at nothing to keep Becky all to himself.

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The Cheerleader Escort is about college freshman Cassie (Alexandra Beaton), who is overjoyed about the new friendships, status and access to social events that come along with earning a spot on the cheer squad. When she meets Terry (Damon Runyan), the charismatic president of the alumni association, at an event, Cassie finds herself falling for this older man despite their age difference.

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Undercover Cheerleader follows Autumn (Kayla Wallace), a beautiful transfer student who goes undercover as a cheerleader to do an exposé on the cruel culture of the squad for her school newspaper. But when someone begins viciously attacking cheerleaders, she starts to fear for her own life.

Animal Friendship Story ‘Adventures of Dally & Spanky’ Riding to DVD and Digital Sept. 10 From Sony

Adventures of Dally & Spanky, about a real-life dog and pony friendship popularized on the Web, will be released on DVD and digital Sept. 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Inspired by the true animal friendship of a Jack Russell Terrier and a rescued miniature horse, the film stars Brenna D’Amico (TV’s “Descendants”), whose father is played by country music star Trace Adkins, and Reylynn Caster (TV’s “American Housewife”) as half-sisters whose animal companions form an unlikely bond.

Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap) and Denise Richards (Starship Troopers) also star.

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The story follows Addy and Ella, teenaged half-sisters with little in common. When 17-year-old Addy loses her father, she retreats from her family and struggles to deal with his loss. Ella, with her dog Dally, reaches out to create a bond with Addy and Spanky, the miniature horse she’s just inherited from her father. The animals quickly become a dynamic duo thanks to Addy and Ella’s training, and their act quickly goes viral and wins their high school talent show, bringing the girls closer. When the family realizes that the cost to keep Spanky is too high and they’ll have to send him away, Addy submits their routine to a popular TV talent show.