Season Two of ‘The Great’ Available on DVD April 26

Season two of the comedic series “The Great” arrives on DVD April 26 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Season two of the series, streaming on Hulu in the United States, is available now for purchase on digital platforms.

Created and executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Tony McNamara (The Favourite​), the satirical comedy is loosely based on the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. With Fanning and Nicholas Hoult reprising their Golden Globe-nominated roles, season two finds Catherine finally taking the Russian throne for her own. But if she thought coup-ing her husband was difficult, it’s nothing compared to the realities of liberating a country that doesn’t want to be.  She must battle her court, her team, even her own mother (played by two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Gillian Anderson) in a bid to bring the Enlightenment to Russia.

The four-disc DVD set features all 10 episodes from season two, plus deleted scenes and a blooper reel.

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The series, which has been renewed for a third season, has garnered multiple Emmy, SAG Award, Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globe nominations. It has also been nominated for four Writers Guild Awards, with Tony McNamara winning for Episodic Comedy in 2021.

Woody Allen’s ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ Due on Digital and Disc Nov. 10

Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York will come out on VOD, digital, DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 10 from MPI Media Group and Signature Entertainment.

The film stars Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna and Liev Schreiber.

The film tells the story of college sweethearts, Gatsby (Chalamet) and Ashleigh (Fanning), whose plans for a romantic weekend together in New York City are dashed as quickly as the sunlight turns into showers. The two are soon parted, and each has a series of chance meetings and comical adventures while on their own. Over the course of a day in New York, Ashleigh discovers she might not be who she thought she was and Gatsby learns that while you only live once, once is enough if you find the right person.

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Season One of ‘The Great’ Due on DVD Oct. 20 From Paramount

Season One of “The Great” arrives on DVD Oct. 20 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

It is now available for purchase on digital platforms.

Created and executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Tony McNamara (The Favourite​), “The Great” is a satirical, comedic drama — and occasionally true story — about the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. An idealistic romantic young girl, she arrives from Prussia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult) hoping for love and finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court on her side.

“The Great” debuted on Hulu in the U.S. in May and has been renewed for a second season.

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The four-DVD set features all 10 episodes, plus exclusive bonus content including interviews with the cast and creator Tony McNamara about the provocative and irreverent depiction of Catherine’s extraordinary story; behind-the-scenes tours of the sets with members of the cast; a look at the makeup, hair and costume designs; and a gag reel.

Disney Releasing ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Digitally Dec. 31, on Disc Jan. 14

Disney will release the fantasy sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil through digital retailers Dec. 31, and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Jan. 14.

The sequel to 2014’s Maleficent, a live-action reimagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty, stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent and Elle Fanning as her goddaughter, Princess Aurora.

Directed by Joachim Rønning, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil finds the relationship between Maleficent and Aurora challenged by a new alliance forged on the eve of the Aurora’s wedding to Prince Philip.

The cast also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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The film earned $111.6 million at the domestic box office and $480.6 million worldwide.

Blu-ray and digital bonus materials include two extended scenes; outtakes; the Bebe Rexha music video of “You Can’t Stop the Girl”; a Maleficent: Mistress of Evil VFX reel; and the featurettes “Origins of the Fey,” in which Jolie discusses Maleficent’s lore, her newly discovered origins and the diversity of the cast who portray the Fey; “Aurora’s Wedding,” in which Fanning gushes over Aurora’s fairytale wedding, and special guests give their best to the bride and groom; “If You Had Wings,” a glimpse of the elaborate visual effects that allow the Fey to take to the skies.

The digital version at select retailers will include an exclusive “Lickspittle” featurette, in which fantasy-film veteran Warwick Davis considers how every aspect of the film’s design inspired his tragic character.

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‘Galveston’ on Disc Dec. 11

RLJE films will release the thriller Galveston on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Dec. 11.

Based on the novel by Nic Pizzolatto, creator of HBO’s “True Detective,” Galveston tells the story of a heavy-drinking mob enforcer (Ben Foster) trying to protect a young woman (Elle Fanning) from the criminals who double-crossed him. Beau Bridges, Lili Reinhart and Robert Aramayo also star in the film, which was directed by Mélanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds.

The disc includes a making-of featurette.

‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ Coming to Disc Aug. 14 From Lionsgate

How to Talk to Girls at Parties, starring Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp and Nicole Kidman, arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD Aug. 14 from Lionsgate.

Neil Gaiman’s 2006 short story adapted by screenwriters Philippa Goslett and John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) follows Enn (Sharp), a shy suburban teenager who sneaks out to after-hours punk parties in 1977 London. One night, Enn and his friends meet some teens who seem like they’re from another planet; in fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a rite of passage. Enn falls for alien Zan (Fanning).

The Blu-ray ($21.99) and DVD ($19.98) include deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and audio commentary with director Mitchell, Fanning, and Sharp.