‘Antebellum’ Arrives on Disc; Complete ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Now Out on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Lionsgate’s  Antebellum, Paramount’s SpongeBob SquarePants: The SpongeBob Musical — Live on Stage! and the third season of “The Crown,” the Netflix historical series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, top the slate of new releases available for home viewers beginning Nov. 3.

Also newly available for purchase are 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray editions of V for Vendetta and the complete HBO series “Game of Thrones,” both from Warner Bros., and Lionsgate’s Kick-Ass.

The time-shifting horror drama Antebellum is now available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. It was initially released by Lionsgate on premium VOD at $20 on Sept. 18. The film stars Janelle Monáe as a successful modern-day writer trapped during America’s slavery era.

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The SpongeBob Musical — Live on Stage!, from Nickelodeon, is making its DVD debut on Nov. 3 at $9.99. The disc edition includes an exclusive, extended sing-along version.

The Crown: The Complete Third Season is now out as a four-disc Blu-ray and DVD set from Sony Pictures.  The series is produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. Season 3 takes place between 1964 and 1977 and introduces Camilla Parker Bowles, who would later marry Prince Charles, heir to the British throne.

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V for Vendetta and Kick-Ass are the latest high-profile films to be released on the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format, which is getting a renewed push by the big Hollywood movie studios as they continue to grapple with a lack of fresh theatrical product.

Also newly available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on Nov. 3 is Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection. The set, listed at $254.99, includes all 73 episodes, plus more than 15 hours of bonus content, and a digital copy of the episodes.

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Extras include material previously released in the “Game of Thrones” complete season sets and the 2019 complete series on standard Blu-ray, including a two-part reunion special hosted by Conan O’Brien; the documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch chronicling the making of the final season; Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of Seven Kingdoms; and audio commentaries, deleted and extended scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.

A 4K “Game of Thrones” complete-series set also is available in an exclusive limited-edition version at Best Buy at $285.43, with all eight seasons featured in individual Steelbooks and housed in individually numbered metal cases.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.

Lionsgate Releasing ‘Rambo,’ ‘Kick-Ass’ 4K Steelbooks

Lionsgate will be releasing special 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook editions of all five “Rambo” films as well as the superhero comedy Kick-Ass.

Rambo: The Complete Steelbook Collection arrives Oct. 27 and features all the films in individual Steelbook cases housed in a larger metal display box. The franchise stars Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a Vietnam War veteran haunted by his experiences and fighting for justice. The set includes 1982’s First Blood, 1985’s Rambo: First Blood Part II, 1988’s Rambo III, 2008’s Rambo and 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood. The combo packs include regular Blu-ray and digital copies of the films as well.

Each film includes bonus freatures ranging from deleted scenes, trailers, exclusive featurettes and commentaries.

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The 4K Ultra HD Steelbook for 2010’s Kick-Ass arrives on Nov. 3, featuring 4K, Blu-ray and digital copies of the film, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage.

Extras include an audio commentary by director Matthew Vaughn, a marketing archive and two featurettes. The standard Blu-ray also includes an art gallery.

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Ex-Lionsgate Digital Marketing EVP Danielle DePalma Joins Apple TV+

Danielle DePalma has reportedly joined Apple TV+ to spearhead the pending over-the-top video platform’s marketing team in Culver City, Calif.

Danielle DePalma

DePalma, who left Lionsgate in January, had been EVP, worldwide digital marketing & research at the Santa Monica-based studio for about 10 years.

At Lionsgate, DePalma spearheaded digital marketing efforts for the studio’s successful The Hunger Games franchise and Kick-Ass movies.

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DePalma reports to Chris Van Amburg, head of video marketing at Apple.