‘Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ Traveling to Digital March 26, Disc April 6 From Lionsgate

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, from co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids), will come out on digital March 26 and on Blu-ray combo pack and DVD April 6 from Lionsgate.

The film debuted on PVOD Feb. 12.

The comedy follows lifelong friends Barb and Star, who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever. The trip includes romance, friendship and a villain’s evil plot. The film also stars Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr., Fortune Feimster, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rose Abdoo, Vanessa Bayer, Phyllis Smith and Kwame Patterson.

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Special features include audio commentary with director Josh Greenbaum, Mumolo and Wiig; the “Barb & Star: Making Life a Little Brighter” featurette; the “Barb & Star: Casting in Paradise” featurette; bloopers; deleted scenes; and the “Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar Fashion Show” piece.

Emily Blunt Romance ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ Available on DVD and Digital Feb. 2

The Emily Blunt romance Wild Mountain Thyme will come out on DVD and digital Feb. 2 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

From John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck), the film follows headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Blunt), who has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer.

Stung by his father Tony Reilly’s (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic romantic tale.

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Sci-fi Thriller ‘Synchronic’ Coming to Digital Jan. 12, Disc Jan. 26 From Well Go

The sci-fi thriller Synchronic will debut on digital Jan. 12 and on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

From directing duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (The Endless), the film stars Anthony Mackie (“Altered Carbon,” Falcon in the “Avengers” franchise), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy), Katie Aselton (Bombshell) and Ally Ioannides (“Into the Badlands”) in the story of two paramedics whose lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve (Mackie) and Dennis (Dornan) are called to a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to the mysterious new party drug found at the scene. But after Dennis’s oldest daughter suddenly disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality — and the flow of time itself.

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Bonus features include commentary with directors and product, a making-of featurette, previsualization, a VFX breakdown, a deleted scene and an alternate ending.

Lionsgate Bringing ‘Robin Hood’ Remake With Taron Egerton Home in February

Lionsgate will release the Robin Hood remake starring Taron Egerton as the title hero digitally Feb. 5, and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Feb. 19.

The cast also includes Jamie Foxx as Little John,  Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Eve Hewson as Maid Marian and Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlet.

Bonus material includes the seven-part documentary “Outlaws and Auteurs: Reshaping Robin Hood,” plus outtakes and deleted scenes.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack will include Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio.

‘My Dinner With Hervé’ Available on Digital From HBO

My Dinner With Hervé is available now on digital from HBO Home Entertainment.

The film explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), the world’s most famous French dwarf actor.

The story unfolds over one wild night in Los Angeles — an encounter that has life-changing consequences for both men.

My Dinner with Hervé also stars Golden Globe nominee Mireille Enos (The Killing), David Strathairn (Lincoln), Andy García (Ocean’s Eleven), Harriet Walter (Succession) and Oona Chaplin (“Game of Thrones”).

Universal Pictures Q2 Home Entertainment Revenue Falls

Box office and retail success of movies is often difficult to replicate year-over-year.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment July 26 reported second-quarter (ended June 30) revenue of $225 million, down more than 38% from revenue of $334 million during the previous-year period.

Through the first-half of the fiscal year, home entertainment revenue reached $473 million, down less than 24% from $620 million last year.

The studio attributed the decline to the success of several releases in the prior-year period, including Fifty Shades Darker, Sing, Split and Get Out, partially offset by Fifty Shades Freed in this year’s quarter

Indeed, Freed, the third installment in the Fifty Shades franchise co-starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, has generated $15 million in sales of more than 784,000 combined DVD/Blu-ray Disc units – 11thbest-selling title thus far in 2018, according to The-Numbers.com.

By comparison, however, sequel Darker, Sing, Split and Get Out combined for more than $111.3 million in disc revenue in 2017.

Theatrical revenue decreased 35.5%, also primarily due to the strength of releases in last year’s second quarter, including Fate of the Furious, and timing of this quarter’s releases, including Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom– released just eight days before the end of Q2.

Total studio revenue decreased 20% to $1.7 billion from $2.1 billion, reflecting lower theatrical, home entertainment and content licensing revenue. Pre-tax earnings decreased 52% to $138 million, reflecting lower revenue, partially offset by lower programming and production costs.

Through the first six months of the year, studio revenue is down more than 18% to $3.3 billion from $4.1 billion last year. Pre-tax earnings are down more than 48% to $341 million from $658 million last year.

 

Unrated ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Coming to Digital April 24, Disc May 8

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release Fifty Shades Freed through digital retailers April 24, and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 8.

The conclusion to the “Fifty Shades” trilogy stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as newlyweds Christian and Ana exploring new levels of their relationship after their sexually charged past. The film earned nearly $100 million at the domestic box office.

The home video version includes both the ‘R’-rated theatrical version and an unrated version.

Extras include a deleted scenes, “The Final Climax” behind-the-scenes featurettes, and the featurette “Christian & Ana By Jamie & Dakota,” in which the actors look back at their characters.

Digital and Blu-ray-exclusive bonus materials include music videos and a conversation between actor Eric Johnson and “Fifty Shades” novelist EL James.