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.
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.
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.
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.
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.