HBO Max Romantic Comedy ‘Moonshot’ Headed to DVD and Digital May 24

The sci-fi romantic comedy Moonshot will be released on DVD and digital sellthrough May 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The HBO Max original film — set in a future where Mars is terraformed and colonized by the best humanity has to offer — follows Walt and Sophie, two very different college students who sneak onboard a space shuttle to the red planet in order to be united with their significant others.

The film stars Cole Sprouse (“Riverdale,” Five Feet Apart), Lana Condor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy, Alita: Battle Angel), Mason Gooding (Scream, “Love, Victor”), Emily Rudd (“Fear Street” trilogy, “Hunters”) and Zach Braff (Cheaper by the Dozen, Garden State).

Special features include a making-of featurette.

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Vudu Mounts Sale on More Than 100 Focus Features Films

As Focus Features’ The Northman arrives on Vudu May 12 and Downton Abbey: A New Era arrives in theaters May 20, Fandango’s transactional VOD service Vudu is hosting a sale on more than 100 other titles from the Focus Features library, celebrating 20 years of indie filmmaking.

The sale ends May 23.

This year’s Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, is available for sale at $12.99, while features such as Downton Abbey, The Card Counter, The Sparks Brothers, Wolf, Blue Bayou, Stillwater and Last Night in Soho are available at $9.99 each. Other titles, such as Promising Young Woman, Let Him Go, Harriet, On the Basis of Sex, Emma, Kajillionaire, Never Rarely Sometimes Always and The High Note, are on sale at $6.99 each.

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Vudu is also hosting a “Mix & Match” bundle sale, where customers can choose two qualifying Focus Features titles for the total price of $9.99. Qualifying titles include:

  • Atomic Blonde
  • Atonement
  • BlackKKlansman
  • Boy Erased
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Burn After Reading
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • The Danish Girl
  • Darkest Hour
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Harriet
  • In Bruges
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Milk
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Phantom Thread
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Tully
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Doc ‘Banksy Most Wanted’ Due on Transactional Digital May 13 From Level 33

The French documentary feature film Banksy Most Wanted will be released for digital purchase and VOD May 13 from Level 33 Entertainment.

Directed by Aurelia Rouvier and Seamus Haley and featuring Robin Barton (The Man Who Stole Banksy, The Banksy Job), the film sets out to provide an in-depth look into one of the art world’s biggest unanswered mysteries — who is Banksy? Banksy is a household name, but behind this name hides a multitude of stories, artworks, stunts, political statements and identities. The documentary draws an in-depth portrait of the masked Robin Hood of the art world. Each investigation reveals a facet of the artist, his political views, his commitment to environmental causes and political refugees, his links with the music scene, and his entrepreneurial side.

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The film was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and a nominee in the Golden Star Feature Documentary Competition at the El Gouna Film Festival.

 

Doc ‘Have You Heard About Greg?’ Headed to Transactional Digital June 21 From Virgil

The documentary Have You Heard About Greg? will be released for digital purchase and on VOD June 21 from Virgil Films.

Have You Heard About Greg? puts a human face on the disease of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The film features experts committed to the fight against Alzheimer’s who share their experience and wisdom about how to deal with an invisible enemy that is quietly killing millions of people each year around the world and will affect millions more in years to come.

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Drama ‘Firebird’ Arriving for Digital Purchase and VOD June 3 From Lionsgate

The drama Firebird arrives for digital purchase and on VOD in the United States and Canada June 3 from Lionsgate.

Directed and cowritten by Peeter Rebane (Tashi Delek, Robbie Williams: Fans Journey to Tallinn) and cowritten by actor Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Theory of Everything), Firebird is based on true events during the Cold War at the height of 1970s Communist rule. The story follows a handsome young soldier who embarks on a clandestine love affair with a charismatic fighter pilot newly stationed at his Air Force base. Set in a time when men in uniform caught having a sexual affair were dealt a severe punishment, this is a story of two men who risked their freedom — and their lives — as their loyalties were torn between love and service to their country. 

Special features include a making-of documentary.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Tops Vudu Chart for Fifth Week

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home for the fifth consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended April 17.

The Marvel Studios film is available for digital purchase and rental. As the film begins, Spider-Man’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about at risk, including M.J. (Zendaya). When he enlists Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in the world, releasing Spider-Man villains from other universes.

Remaining at No. 2 was Lionsgate’s Roland Emmerich disaster film Moonfall, starring Halle Berry. Available for digital purchase beginning April 1, the film follows a space crew attempting to save the Earth when a mysterious force knocks the moon out of its orbit.

Debuting on the chart at No. 3 was the Mark Wahlberg film Infinite. The sci-fi actioner, available for digital rental and purchase April 12 from Paramount Pictures, is based on the book The Reincarnationist Papers and follows characters who must use memories and skills from past lives to protect the future of humanity.

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Illumination’s Sing 2 rose a spot to No. 4 on the chart. The animated sequel, distributed by Universal Pictures, is available for digital purchase and rental. It follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them.

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Falling from No. 3 from No. 5 on the chart was Paramount’s The Contractor, which debuted for premium rental and sale April 1. The film stars Chris Pine as a former elite Special Forces Sergeant who contracts with a private military force and uncovers a conspiracy.

Also new to the chart for the week was A24’s indie horror flick X, landing at No. 7. Available for premium digital rental, the film follows a group of actors who set out to make an adult film in rural Texas and run afoul of their elderly hosts.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 17, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  2. Moonfall
  3. Infinite
  4. Sing 2
  5. The Contractor
  6. Dog
  7. X
  8. The Outfit
  9. Jackass Forever
  10. Marry Me

Doc ‘Alien Abduction: Answers’ Headed to Digital May 3, DVD June 21 From Virgil

The documentary Alien Abduction: Answers will be released for VOD and digital purchase May 3, and on DVD June 21 from Virgil Films.

The documentary follows John Yost, who had a frightening experience one summer as a young child, something so awful that his parents could hardly make out his terrifying account of what happened. A series of doctor’s visits and medical examinations could not conclude exactly what had occurred, but the memories would never leave him. Yost had a Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind. Despite this, he later married, raised children and lived a happy life except for his obsessive preoccupation with home security, paralyzing fear of open skies or deep water, and his abiding sense that he was being watched. 

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Alien Abduction: Answers follows Yost as he discovers that there are literally hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life all over the globe who have experienced something similar. Viewers witness a dramatization of his encounter as a boy, and through a technique called Quantum Hypnotherapy, they “sit-in” while a highly skilled therapist with more than 40 years of experience guides him back to that summer evening where we finally discover what really happened, where he went, and what he learned.

 

Doc ‘Brothers in Football’ Available via Transactional Digital April 19 From Virgil

The documentary Brothers in Football will be released on VOD and digital sellthrough April 19 from Virgil Films.

The film follows a team of amateur footballers who attempt to fulfill a mission never completed on the eve of the first world war. Their ensuing adventure sees them travel around the world to face the FIFA World Champions in front of millions — to honor and commemorate their forefathers who fell in record numbers on the battlefields of France.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Again Tops Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home for the fourth consecutive week led the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended April 10.

The Marvel Studios film became available for digital purchase March 15. As the film begins, Spider-Man’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about at risk, including M.J. (Zendaya). When he enlists Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in the world, releasing Spider-Man villains from other universes.

Remaining at No. 2 was Lionsgate’s Roland Emmerich disaster film Moonfall, starring Halle Berry. Available for digital purchase beginning April 1, the film follows a space crew who attempt to save the Earth when a mysterious force knocks the moon out of its orbit.

Rising to No. 3 from No. 4 was Paramount Pictures’ The Contractor, which debuted for premium rental and sale April 1. The film stars Chris Pine as a former elite Special Forces Sergeant who contracts with a private military force and uncovers a conspiracy.

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Rising to No. 4 from No. 7 on the chart was MGM’s Dog, available for premium digital rental. The film, starring and co-directed by Channing Tatum, follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on a road trip. Army Ranger Briggs (Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time.

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Illumination’s Sing 2 remained at No. 5 on the chart. The animated sequel, distributed by Universal Pictures, is available for digital purchase and rental. It follows the animal singers as they plan a new show and try to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star, Clay Callaway (voice of Bono), to join them.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended April 10, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  2. Moonfall
  3. The Contractor
  4. Dog
  5. Sing 2
  6. The Outfit
  7. Jackass Forever
  8. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  9. Scream (2022)
  10. Death on the Nile

HBO Max Titles ‘The Fallout’ and ‘Kimi’ Available on Digital and DVD in April

The HBO Max Originals The Fallout and Kimi are available on DVD and for digital sellthrough in April from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. 

Available now is The Fallout. In the film, bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while re-evaluating her relationships with her family, friends and her view of the world. Moving away from her comfortable family routine, she starts taking chances with a series of quicksilver decisions that test her own boundaries and push her in new directions. As she spends more time with Mia (Maddie Ziegler), they grow closer, and Vada slowly redefines herself through their shared experiences, leading her further away from that day and closer to living her life in the now. Special features on DVD include a making-of featurette.

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Due April 12 is Kimi. It follows Angela Childs (Zoë Kravitz), who reviews data streams for the voice-activated companion server KIMI. Amid a pandemic, though restrictions have eased, she suffers from agoraphobia and follows a strict routine, flirting — among other things — with her neighbor, and communicating with her mother, dentist and therapist via video chat, within the safety of her apartment in Seattle. But that changes when she hears something horrific in one of the streams and reporting a serious crime over email is deemed too risky. Angela hasn’t ventured outside since before the pandemic, so just getting to the office is a huge challenge. Determined to do the right thing, Angela has no idea what will actually happen when — and if — she’s able to step out of her comfort zone. Special features on DVD include “KIMI … Who’s Listening!!?,” which delves into the thriller nature of the film.