Ukrainian War Movie ‘Sniper: The White Raven’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 13 From Well Go

The Ukrainian war movie Sniper: The White Raven debuts on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

It is available now on digital.

In the film based on a true story, after suffering a senseless tragedy at the hand of invading soldiers in the Donbas region in 2014, a former Ukrainian physics teacher renounces his peaceful way of life and seeks revenge. Upon joining the military and earning a coveted spot as a sniper, he sets his sights on an elite Russian sniper whose elimination could change the tide of the conflict.

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The action drama from first-time feature film director Marian Bushan stars Pavlo Aldoshyn, Maryna Koshkina, Andriy Mostrenko, Roman Semysal, Oleg Drach, Roman Yasinovskyi and Oleg Shulga.

 

Animated ‘We Baby Bears: The Magical Box’ Arriving on DVD Oct. 25

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will bring We Baby Bears: The Magical Box to DVD Oct. 25.

The release includes 20 episodes from the first season.

The original Cartoon Network animated series “We Baby Bears” follows siblings Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear on whimsical adventures in their magical box in search of a place they can call home. Along the way, they meet new friends, learn a few lessons and discover that “home” can mean wherever they are, as long as they’re together.  The series stars Connor Andrade (“Amphibia,” “Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Grizz, Amari McCoy (“Puppy Dog Pals,” “T.O.T.S.”) as Panda, and Max Mitchell (“Lego City Adventures,” “T.O.T.S.”) as Ice Bear.

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A spinoff of the Cartoon Network series “We Bare Bears,” “We Baby Bears” launched earlier this year across 114 markets in 37 languages and is a top performing series across Cartoon Network and HBO Max, generating 122 million global views on YouTube, according to Warner. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, “We Baby Bears” is executive produced by Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez and Calvin Wong.

We Baby Bears: The Magical Box is also available to own on digital and is streaming on HBO Max.

Paramount’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Flying to Digital Retail Channels Aug. 23, Disc on Nov. 1

Top Gun: Maverick, the world’s No. 1 box office movie in 2022, is headed to retail channels, beginning with digital on Aug. 23 and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray on Nov. 1 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Top Gun sequel, again starring Tom Cruise, has generated more than $1.3 billion in global box office receipts in 12 weeks of release and is the highest grossing film of the producer/actor’s acclaimed career. The movie was No. 2 at the North American weekend box office through Aug. 14.

In the 30 years since the 1986 original, Top Gun: Maverick finds Cruise’s character Pete “Maverick” Mitchell where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot. Yet, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past when he returns to Top Gun to train a group of elite graduates and comes face-to-face with Lt. Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his former wingman, “Goose”. Bitter rivalries ignite as the pilots prepare for a specialized mission, which will require the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

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The digital release takes viewers deep inside the making of the actioner with more than 110 minutes of bonus content. Features include the cast’s intense flight training program, behind-the-scenes videos of aerial sequences, and insights into the experimental aircraft specially designed for the movie.  Cruise shares his passion for aviation as he pilots his own aircraft, discusses his career at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, and takes TV host/comedian James Corden on the flight of his life in an extended video. Finally, the release includes two music videos from Lady Gaga and OneRepublic.

Specific digital release bonus material includes:

“Cleared For Take Off”—Witness the most intense film training program as the cast prepare themselves for filming while pulling multiple G’s in a fighter plane.

“Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick”—Prepare to take flight as you go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew of Top Gun: Maverick on a journey to capture the most spectacular aerial sequences ever!

“A Love Letter to Aviation” — Tom Cruise shares his passion for aviation as he pilots his own aircraft, a vintage World War II P-51 Mustang, which would have been the Top Gun aircraft of its day.

“Forging The Darkstar” — Pushing the limits beyond Mach-10, the future of aviation is unveiled through an impressive experimental aircraft specially designed for the movie.

“Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival” — Tom Cruise discusses his incredible career at the flagship event of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

“James Corden’s Top Gun Training with Tom Cruise” – Extended Version —When Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Cruise calls you up to hang out for the day, you say yes. And for James Corden, that meant having Tom pilot you in two different fighter planes, pushing the limits of gravity and James’s stomach. Check out this hilarious extended version!

 “Hold My Hand” – Lady Gaga Music Video” — Lady Gaga’s music video for her standout lead single hit on the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack.

 “I Ain’t Worried” – OneRepublic Music Video” — Music video to the original new song from OneRepublic.

“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Teaser Trailer” – Watch the official teaser trailer for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One starring Tom Cruise. Coming to theatres in 2023.

TOP GUN: MAVERICK 4K Ultra HD

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc boasts a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, and Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR), which delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.  The film will also be available in a 4K Ultra HD SteelBook. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as “Cleared for Take Off,” “Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick,” “A Love Letter to Aviation,” “Forging the Darkstar,” “Masterclass with Tom Cruise – Cannes Film Festival,” and the two music videos.

 TOP GUN: MAVERICK Blu-ray

The TOP GUN: MAVERICK Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with Dolby Atmos. The Blu-ray includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as “Cleared for Take Off,” “Breaking New Ground – Filming Top Gun: Maverick,” “A Love Letter to Aviation,” “Forging the Darkstar,” and the two music videos.

TOP GUN: MAVERICK DVD

The DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’ Due on Digital Aug. 16, Disc Oct. 18

The animated family film Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank will be available for digital purchase or rent Aug. 16, and on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 18 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon.  

In the film, hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (voice of Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s (voice of Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, the underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. Other voice talent includes Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou and Michelle Yeoh.

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Special features on digital and Blu-ray includes an introduction to the cast of characters, a character drawing tutorial with director Rob Minkoff, and a peek behind-the-scenes with voice cast members Cera, Jackson, Gervais, Brooks and more.

The DVD includes the feature film in standard-definition and the “In the Drawing Room With Director Rob Minkoff” featurette.

‘Get Mean,’ ‘Love Camp 7’ Headed to Disc Aug. 23 From MVD and Blue Underground

The Western Get Mean and the erotic film Love Camp 7 are being released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Aug. 23 from MVD Entertainment Group and Blue Underground.

In Get Mean (1975), when an American cowboy stumbles upon a gypsy family in a wind-swept ghost town, they offer him a fortune to escort a princess back to her home in Spain. But this silent stranger finds himself in over his head (and strung up by his feet) when he gets caught in the middle of an epic battle involving Vikings, the Moors, brutal barbarians, evil spirits, a raging bull, and a diabolical Shakespeare-quoting hunchback. Tired of their never-ending attempts to kill him, the cowboy arms himself to the teeth with guns, dynamite and a special surprise. Special features include audio commentary with producer/star Tony Anthony, co-writer/star Lloyd Battista, and executive producer Ronald J. Schneider; “The Story of the Stranger,” an interview with Anthony; “Looking for Richard,” an interview with Battista; “Beating a Dead Horse,” an interview with Schneider; “Tony & I,” an interview with director Ferdinando Baldi; deleted scenes; the theatrical trailer; the French trailer; radio spots; and a poster and still gallery.

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In Love Camp 7 (1969), during the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a depraved Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Once inside, they are subjected to unspeakable indignities and horrifying humiliations at the hands of their sadistic captors. Launching the notorious “Nazisploitation” craze of the 1970s, the film comes from writer/producer/star Bob Cresse (The Scavengers), producer Dave Friedman (Blood Feast), and director/cinematographer Lee Frost (The Black Gestapo). One of the 72 U.K. video nasties — banned in Britain to this day — the film is presented in the original uncensored version in a 4K restoration from its recently discovered camera negative. Special features include “Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction”; the theatrical trailer; and a poster and still gallery.

‘The Phantom of the Open’ Due on Digital Aug. 16, Disc Aug. 30

The dramatic comedy The Phantom of the Open will be released on digital Aug. 16, and on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film tells the true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist. The humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness managed to gain entry to the British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976, despite never playing a round of golf before. He shot the worst round in Open history and drew the ire of the golfing elite, but became a folk hero in the process and, more importantly, showed his family the importance of pursuing your dreams.

Special features include the “Finding Flitcroft” featurette.

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Family Adventure ‘Guardians of Time’ Headed to On Demand, Digital and DVD Oct. 11

The family adventure Guardians of Time will be released via on demand, digital and DVD Oct. 11 from Lionsgate.

In the film, when Sybil, her kid sister Alex, and two cousins discover a magical book in the family manor, it opens a hidden door into the forest of Keoherus. As the powerful Warriors Four, the girls must now locate secret temples and solve intricate puzzles to gather crystals that will allow them to control time. When Alex is captured by an evil force, they must rescue her and find a way home — or stay trapped in Keoherus forever.

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Animated ‘Rumble’ Headed to Digital Aug. 30, Disc Oct. 18

The animated family comedy Rumble arrives for purchase on digital Aug. 30, and on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 18 from Paramount Home Entertainment. 

Based on the popular graphic novel Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell, the film is set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and superstar athletes are larger than life. Teenage Winnie (voice of Geraldine Viswanathan) teams up with a loveable underdog monster (voice of Will Arnett) in hopes of training him to be a champion. The duo learns the value paving your own unique path to success.

Rumble also features the voice talents of Terry Crews, NBA All-Star Charles Barkley, and WWE professional wrestlers Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoai and Becky Lynch. 

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Special features on digital and Blu-ray include “The Super-Secret Playbook,” in which Winnie (Viswanathan) narrates an exploration of her dad’s championship-winning plays for Rayburn, Sr., with pages that turn and reveal moves with fully animated wrestlers that leap off the pages; “The Mon-Stars of Wrestling,” featuring the hulking behemoths inside the six-sided Monster Wrestling ring; “Salsa with Rayburn, Jr.,” a tutorial in which Rayburn invites viewers to learn some of his signature moves step-by-step; “Massive Monsters, Wrestling Moves, and Dazzling Dances,” in which director Hamish Grieve offers a behind-the-scenes look at creating the monsters, their textures and their signature arsenal of moves; “Four Rounds in the Animation Ring”; and deleted scenes.

2014’s ‘Amira & Sam,’ ‘The Connection’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray From MVD and Drafthouse Aug. 9

The 2014 romantic drama Amira & Sam and the 2014 French crime thriller The Connection will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 9 from MVD Entertainment Group and Drafthouse Films.

In Amira & Sam (2014), to help adjust to coming home from war, former Green Beret Sam Seneca takes a stab at a life-long dream: stand-up comedy. Meanwhile, Amira, who fled Iraq after her brother was killed by U.S. soldiers, has a run-in with the police, so Sam takes her under his wing. The more time they spend together, the harder it is for them to combat their feelings for one another. The film stars Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley,” Spider-Man: No Way Home), Dina Shihabi (Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan,” Netflix/Marvel’s “Daredevil”), Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”), David Rasche (Men in Black 3) and Ross Marquand (“The Walking Dead'”). Amira & Sam won awards at the 2014 Port Townsend Film Festival, 2014 Savannah Film Festival, 2014 Napa Valley Film Festival, 2014 St. Louis International Film Festival, 2015 Irvine International Film Festival and 2015 Prescott Film Festival.

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The Connection (2014), set in Marseilles in 1975, is inspired by true events. It tells the story of real-life magistrate Pierre Michel (Academy Award Winner Jean Dujardin, The Artist, The Wolf of Wall Street) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: The French Connection. The film also stars Céline Sallette (Marie Antoinette) and Benoît Magimel (The Piano Teacher). The Rotten Tomatoes “Certified Fresh” film from producer Alain Goldman (Babylon A.D., La Vie en Rose) was a 2015 César Awards nominee for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

First Season of ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Headed to DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 27

Season one of the dramatic series “Mayor of Kingstown” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 27 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Starring Jeremy Renner and hailing from “Yellowstone” co-creator and Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon, the series follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.

The original drama series produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios first launched in November 2021 with “Yellowstone” serving as a launchpad airing a special simulcast event for the series’ premiere on Paramount Network. The premiere of  “Mayor of Kingstown” was the No. 1 original scripted drama on Paramount+ since the rebrand and cable’s biggest new scripted premiere since “Yellowstone” in June 2018 with 2.6 million total viewers, according to Paramount.

The disc release includes all 10 uncensored episodes from the inaugural season, along with more than two hours of special features, including “Behind the Story” segments for each episode; “Perdition: Making ‘Mayor of Kingstown'”; “Zero Sum Game: The Finale”; “Inside ‘Mayor of Kingstown'”; character spots; and the cast’s favorite scenes.

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In addition to Renner, the first season stars Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest, Emmy Award winner Kyle Chandler, Hugh Dillon, Taylor Handley, Emma Laird, Tobi Bamtefa, Derek Webster, Hamish Allan-Headley, Pha’rez Lass and Aidan Gillen.