The home entertainment new releases for the week of Aug. 29 include The Flash and No Hard Feelings on disc, while digital offerings include Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and 2The Boogeyman.
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment releases The Flash on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 29. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti with Ezra Miller returning as The Flash/Barry Allen in the DC superhero’s first-ever standalone feature film. The film also stars Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verduì, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue and Michael Keaton. In the film, worlds collide when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no superheroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian — albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. The Flash has earned $108.1 million at the domestic box office. Read a review here. Among the bonus materials is the six-part original scripted podcast “The Flash: Escape the Midnight Circus.” An original, standalone audio series, the podcast features Max Greenfield (TV’s “New Girl”) as the voice of The Flash/Barry Allen.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the comedy No Hard Feelings on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 29. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Maddie, who thinks she’s found the answer to her financial troubles when she discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to “date” their introverted 19-year-old son Percy and bring him out of his shell before he leaves for college. But awkward Percy proves to be a real challenge, and time is running out. She has one summer to make him a man or lose it all. The film earned more than $50 million at the domestic box office.
Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny becomes available through digital retailers starting Aug. 29. The fifth film in the “Indiana Jones” franchise finds Harrison Ford reprising his role as the iconic archaeologist in a globe-trotting adventure in 1969 to recover an ancient artifact called the Archimedes Dial before a former Nazi scientist can use it to change history. The cast includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Olivier Richters, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen. The film was directed by James Mangold, and written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. John Williams once again returns to provide the film’s musical score. The film has earned over $174 million at the domestic box office. Bonus features with the digital release include a five-part making-of documentary. A physical media release has not yet been announced.
The horror thriller The Boogeyman becomes available for digital purchase Aug. 29 from Disney-owned 20th Century studios. Based on the story by Stephen King, the film follows two sisters — along with their therapist father — who are reeling from their mother’s death. When a desperate patient comes to their home, he leaves behind a terrifying entity that feeds on its victims’ suffering. The film earned $43 million at the domestic box office.
DreamWorks Animation’s action comedy Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken becomes available for digital purchase at regular pricing Aug. 29 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The animated comedy follows a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed. Learning to be an all-powerful sea creature while hiding among humans is hard enough for Ruby, but to make matters worse, her super popular new bestie Chelsea is secretly a mermaid. Mermaids have been battling the krakens for eons to rule the ocean, but Chelsea has come to land to finally put an end to that conflict. However, when Chelsea double-crosses her, Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and “go big” to protect those she loves most. Directed by Kirk DeMicco (The Croods), the film’s voice actors include Lana Candor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise), Jane Fonda (Book Club: The Next Chapter, 80 For Brady), Toni Collette (Knives Out) and Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”). It arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Sept. 26.
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BayView Entertainment will release the action drama You Should Have Killed Me on Blu-ray Disc Aug. 29. The film is about a man whose life revolves around the underground crime world. He has a reputation for violence, and is respected on the streets, but one event flips his world upside down. It’s a story of revenge, sacrifice, and ultimately justice. It was an official selection and winner at the International Film & Script Festival Lotus 2023; an official selection and winner at the Cannes Indies Cinema Awards 2023; an official nominee for the Excellence Award and Achievement Award at the 32nd Annual Iowa Motion picture Awards 2023; and an official selection at the 2023 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival.
History’s Greatest of All Time With Peyton Manning arrives on DVD Aug. 29 from Lionsgate. Hosted by two-time Super Bowl champion and Hall of Fame quarterback Manning, the eight-episode series asks more than 100 experts from a range of fields of study: What defines the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.)? The series explores G.O.A.T.’s in a wide range of disciplines, from toys, inventions, and sports cars to daredevils and titans of industry. Each episode counts down the 10 most iconic people, places, or things through vigorous debate from experts and analysts (including Bob Costas, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rob Parker, Nicole Lyons, Rutledge Wood and many more). They weigh in on the skills and historic impact of the list, ultimately deciding who or what deserves the title of G.O.A.T. by the end of each episode.
The spring break drama Deltopia will be released on demand and for digital purchase Aug. 29 from Lionsgate. Inspired by true events, Deltopia follows a group of recent high school grads who join tens of thousands of college kids who descend upon Isla Vista, Calif., for the spring break celebration Deltopia. But nothing can prepare these friends for Deltopia’s volatile mix of sex, drugs and rebellion, as they unite for a life-changing adventure that brings exhilaration, heartbreak, and — ultimately — hope. The film stars Luna Blaise (“Manifest,” “Fresh Off the Boat”), Madison Pettis (He’s All That, The Game Plan, “Cory in the House”) and Charlie Gillespie (“Julie and the Phantoms,” “Charmed,” “Degrassi: Next Class”).
BayView Entertainment will release the Brazilian comedy drama Pacarrete on Blu-ray Disc Aug. 29. Pacarrete is an elderly ballet dancer from Brazil who after her retirement as a dance and ballet instructor goes back to hometown. She decides to give a dance performance as a “gift to the people” on the eve of the city’s bicentennial celebration. But it seems nobody cares about Pacarrete. The comedic drama stars Marcelia Cartaxo (The Hour of the Star). The film won 44 festival awards, including Best Film, Best Actress – Marcelia Cartaxo, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography at the SESC Film Festival, Brazil; Best Actress – Marcelia Cartaxo, Best Supporting Actor – João Miguel, Best Screenplay – Original, Best Art Direction, Best Music, Best Comedy and Best Film at the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize; and Best Actress – Marcelia Cartaxo, Best Supporting Actress – Zezita Matos, Best Supporting Actor – João Miguel, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Costume Design and Best Screenplay – Original at Prêmio Guarani.
BayView Entertainment will release the documentary Two Straight Girls at a Queer Fest on Blu-ray Disc on Aug. 29. In the film, Em and Jay, respectively a woman film director and her lead actress, both with ailing careers, embark on a journey between Montreal, Canada, and Durham, N.C., where a short film of theirs is being presented at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. They drive a Jeep and pull a pop-up tent and decide to shoot a film along the way. Nothing much happens except that they develop a beautiful friendship and debunk quite a few taboos. The film was an official selection at the Out South Queer Film Festival and and won “Best LGBTQ+ Project” at the Social Impact Film and Art SIFA Festival.
Milestone Films & Video will release the silent film The Spanish Dancer (1923), restored by Eye Filmmuseum and archivist Rob Byrne using material from archives around the world, on Blu-ray Disc Aug. 29. It will also be available digitally on Kino Now. The romance features Pola Negri (The Wildcat), already an international star, and Antonio Moreno (The Searchers). Director Herbert Brenon (Beau Geste) was assisted by legendary cinematographer James Wong Howe (Hud). In addition to Wallace Beery and Adoph Menjou, the film features a cast of thousands. Negri, a trained dancer from her days at Warsaw’s Imperial Ballet was matched with famed choreographer Ernest Belcher (father of Marge Champion and mentor to Gwen Verdon, Cyd Charisse and Maria Tallchief) to create the dance pieces. The composer of the new orchestral score is Bill Ware, a founding member of the Jazz Passengers and Groove Collective. During his career, he has collaborated with Steely Dan, John Zorn, JD Parran, Marc Ribot, Bobby Sanabria, Deborah Harry, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Chico Mendoza, Bobby Previte, Joe Henderson, Jerome Harris, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Minnesota Symphony, Elvis Costello, Arturo O’Farrill, Andy Summers, Marshall Crenshaw, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmore and many more.
Gravitas Ventures releases the crime thriller Welcome to Redville via VOD on Aug. 29. Directed by Isaac H Eaton, the film stars Jake Manley, Highdee Kuan, Chris Elliott, Sabrina Haskett, Mitch Field, Chase Dean Baker, Warren Sweeney, Phil Hendrie, Robert Craighead, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Matt Cannon, Ashley Doris Wilson, Dusty Sorg, Katelyn Eaton, Michael Lanahan, Joe Palubinsky, Steven M. Porter, Phire Whitaker, Dominic Hernandez and Joeal Nicassio. It is written by Eaton and Danny DeVoto. Welcome to Redville follows Leo and Toni, a young couple who flee from the police after a botched robbery and lie low in the secluded desert town of Redville. Soon, they have a run-in with the local sheriff, whose daughter entices Leo to steal her uncle’s million-dollar diamond. After they have strange encounters with Redville’s townsfolk, Leo convinces a reluctant Toni to help him steal the diamond. When the sheriff catches them fleeing with the diamond, Leo shoots him dead. As they flee, they keep running again and aging into the ghostly “Welcome To Redville” sign. Driving in endless circles they end up back in Redville where they are confronted by the townsfolk and the sheriff who is very much alive.
The comedy Millie Lies Low will be released digitally Aug. 29 from Film Movement. The film, nominated for Generation 14plus Best Film Crystal Bear at the 2022 Berlin International Film Festival, follows Millie, an architecture student from Wellington, New Zealand, who has landed a competitive internship with a prestigious firm in New York. After telling everyone she knows about the opportunity, she suddenly suffers a panic attack as her plane is about to take off, and misses her flight. In a desperate pivot, Millie decides to save face by hiding in plain sight around Wellington, suitcase in tow, using Instagram and the power of denial to depict a trip to New York City that never happened. Trapped in a spiral of hilariously uncomfortable self-inflected scenarios, Millie has to dig deep to restore her mental health and her dignity. It arrives on DVD Oct. 17.
A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.