The action fantasy Dragon Soldiers will arrive on DVD, digital and on demand Dec. 15 from Lionsgate.
In the film, when locals start vanishing from a small Colorado town, the mayor hires a squad of elite mercenaries to fight off the menace — whoever or whatever it may be. Leader Cameron (Ruben Pla, Insidious, Contracted, Dead Air) and his team suspect a ruthless gang of mercenary survivalists until they come face to face with a massive, airborne, fire-breathing reptile. Stopping the creature and surviving the attacks will take weapons, explosives and gunfire.
The film also stars Antuone Torbert (Soul Hunters, “Blader”) and Heath C. Heine (Jurassic Thunder, Return of the Ghostbusters, Ink).
The fantasy adventure Iron Mask will come out on digital and on demand Nov. 20 and on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 24 from Lionsgate.
For the first time ever, screen legends Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan face off against each other in battle. In the film, in order to save his homeland from certain doom, a kung fu master (Chan) must escape from the maniacal James Hook (Schwarzenegger) in order to send his daughter a secret talisman that will allow her to control a massive and mythical dragon. The globe-trotting tale — ranging from the impenetrable Tower of London to the fabled Silk Road and China’s Great Wall — also stars Rutger Hauer in one of the screen icon’s final performances.
The Russell Crow thriller Unhinged arrives on Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD, digital and on demand Nov. 17 from Lionsgate.
Oscar-winner Crowe (2000, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Gladiator) stars alongside Caren Pistorius (Slow West, Mortal Engines, Gloria Bell), Primetime Emmy nominee Jimmi Simpson (2018, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, “Westworld”), and Gabriel Bateman (Playmobil: The Movie, Child’s Play, TV’s “The Dangerous Book for Boys”).
The psychological thriller explores road rage. Rachel (Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel finds herself, and everyone she loves, the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons.
Bonus features include audio commentary with director Derrick Borte, cinematographer Brendan Galvin, production designer Fredrick Waff and costume designer Denise Wingate and the “This Side of Rage” featurette.
Picturehouse’s historical drama Fatima will come out on digital Oct. 13 and DVD Oct. 27 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The film is based on the story of one of the Catholic Church’s most fabled places of pilgrimage. In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. Word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. The film stars Goran Višnjić (Beginners), Joaquim de Almeida (“Queen of the South”), Stephanie Gil (Terminator: Dark Fate), Lúcia Moniz (Love, Actually), with Golden Globe nominee Sônia Braga (Aquarius) and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel (The Piano).
Fatimaalso features two songs from the world-renowned Italian operatic tenor and Grammy Award-nominee Andrea Bocelli. The songs, “Gloria” and lead single “Gratia Plena,” a new original song composed for the movie by Paolo Buonvino, are also featured on the film’s soundtrack album, which debuted at retailers nationwide on Aug. 28.
Epic Pictures’ horror film The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw will come out on VOD and digital Oct. 6.
In the film, a devout community suffering from a plague is torn apart by a beautiful young woman and the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession. Against the autumnal palette of harvest season in 1973, The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw explores the disturbed bond between Audrey, an enigmatic young woman, and Agatha, her domineering ‘mother,’ who live secretly as occultists on the outskirts of a remote Protestant village. As the community is besieged by a pestilence of unknown origin, children, fields and livestock begin to die — yet the Earnshaw farm remains strangely unaffected. As mass hysteria sets in the village, the townsfolk commence accusations against Audrey and Agatha of witchcraft.
The thriller Mortal arrives on digital and on demand Nov. 6, and on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD Nov. 10 from Lionsgate.
From director André Øvredal (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Trollhunter), executive produced by Academy Award nominee Fred Berger (2016, Best Picture, La La Land), the film stars Nat Wolff, Priyanka Bose and Iben Akerlie.
In the thriller, a sleepy Norwegian town erupts after an American backpacker is arrested. Witnesses claim a teen died after touching the stranger, and that he inexplicably started a fire that engulfed a farm. He warns a psychologist, Christine, that he has supernatural powers, and that anyone who gets too close to him dies. Is he a liar, a freak of nature, an angry god? Determined to find the truth, Christine draws nearer, and what she finds is beyond her wildest imaginings.
Disc extras include “Dark Hero: The Making of Mortal.”
Save Yourselves! will come out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital Oct. 6 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
In the film, a young Brooklyn couple (Sunita Mani, “Glow,” and John Reynolds, “Stranger Things”) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.
Bonus features on Blu-ray, DVD and digital include “Pouffe! The Visual Effects Magic of Save Yourselves!,” in which the filmmakers and crew discuss some of the inventive practical effects they used to bring the film’s alien cast members to life (available on digital only); deleted and extended scenes; a blooper reel; and feature commentary with director-writer Alex Huston Fischer and director-writer Eleanor Wilson.
The premium VOD release Antebellum led both the Vudu and FandangoNow charts for the week ended Sept. 20.
Both are transactional video-on-demand services owned by Fandango.
From Lionsgate and QC Entertainment — the producer of Get Out and Us — Antebellum stars Janelle Monáe in a thriller about a successful author who finds herself trapped on a 19th century slave plantation.
Another Lionsgate title, The Secret: Dare to Dream, which became available for digital sale Sept. 15 after a PVOD run, took the No. 2 spot on the Vudu chart and landed at No. 3 on the FandangoNow chart. The dramatic romance stars Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas and is based on the best-selling book The Secret.
Meanwhile, Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third installment in the iconic comedy series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, took the bronze on the Vudu chart and the silver on the FandangoNow chart after remaining at No. 1 on both for three consecutive weeks.
Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Sept. 20, in terms of revenue, were:
Two Boston Guys, featuring a pair of Boston comics, will come out on Digital HD Oct. 6 from Virgil Films.
Jimmy Dunn and Tony V., the two comics, met more than 30 years ago while working their way up through the New England comedy circuit. Both are Massachusetts natives, Tony from Charlestown and Jimmy from Beverly. In their very first joint special, they paint a portrait of married life in the suburbs of Boston and crack wise about their wives, their neighbors, and the people they really wish they could punch in the throat. With their combined comedic talents, they represent the very best of what Boston has to offer.
The documentary Rewind and the drama Driveways are coming to Blu-ray, DVD and digital Sept. 15 from FilmRise and MVD Entertainment Group.
Driveways: Special Edition (2019), starring the late Brian Dennehy (Tommy Boy), follows a lonesome boy who accompanies his mother on a trip to clean out his late aunt’s house, where he ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree who lives next door. From director Andrew Ahn (Spa Night), Driveways also stars Hong Chau (Downsizing), Lucas Jaye (“Fuller House”), Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Jerry Adler (Find Me Guilty). The film was an Official Selection at festivals worldwide, including the Tribeca Film Festival, the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival and the Berlin International Fest. Extras include a photo gallery and theatrical trailer.
In the documentary Rewind (2019), digging through the vast collection of his father’s home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations. The film was an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Heartland International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Extras include a filmmaker interview with Sasha Joseph Neulinger, a photo gallery and the theatrical trailer.