Action Thriller ‘Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant’ Due on Blu-ray and DVD June 20

The action thriller Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will be released on Blu-ray and DVD June 20 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

Directed by Guy Ritchie (Wrath of Man, Aladdin) from a screenplay by Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, the film is produced by Guy Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, John Friedberg and Josh Berger.

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Ambulance, Spider-Man: Far from Home), Dar Salim (“Game of Thrones”), Antony Starr (“The Boys”), Alexander Ludwig (Bad Boys for Life, “Vikings”), Bobby Schofield (Cherry), Emily Beecham (Cruella) and Jonny Lee Miller (T2 Trainspotting).

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The film follows U.S. Army Sergeant John Kinley (Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Salim). After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down. 

Zack Braff-Directed Drama ‘A Good Person’ Headed to Blu-ray May 30

The drama A Good Person will be available on Blu-ray May 30 from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

Written and directed by Zach Braff (TV’s “Scrubs,” Garden State), the film sees Braff once again return to the director’s chair nearly 20 years after his Sundance directorial debut Garden State

A Good Person stars Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh (Don’t Worry Darling, Little Women), Molly Shannon (TV’s “The White Lotus”, “Saturday Night Live”), Chinaza Uche (TV’s “Wool”), Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife) and Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, The Shawshank Redemption).

In the film, Daniel (Freeman) is brought together with Allison (Pugh), the once thriving young woman with a bright future who was involved in an unimaginable tragedy that took his daughter’s life. As grief-stricken Daniel navigates raising his teenage granddaughter and Allison seeks redemption, they discover that friendship, forgiveness, and hope can flourish in unlikely places.

The film is produced by Zach Braff, Pamela Koffler, Florence Pugh, Christine Vachon, Christina Piovesan and Noah Segal. 

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‘Creed III’ Headed to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 23

Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut Creed III, from Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, will be released on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD May 23 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

Directed by Jordan, from a screenplay by Keegan Coogler and Zach Baylin, the film recently set a franchise record and scored the biggest domestic box office opening for a sports film in history, according to the studio. 

The film has earned nearly $250 million at the global box office.

Creed III stars Michael B. Jordan (Just Mercy, Black Panther), Tessa Thompson (Thor: Love and Thunder, TV’s “Westworld”), Jonathan Majors (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Devotion), Wood Harris (TV’s “Winning Time”), Mila Davis-Kent, Florian Munteanu and Phylicia Rashad.

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In the third installment in the franchise, after dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian — a fighter who has nothing to lose.

A three-film collection featuring Creed, Creed II and Creed III will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD May 23.

Fantasy ‘Three-Thousand Years of Longing’ Headed to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 15

The fantasy romantic drama Three-Thousand Years of Longing, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and United Artists Releasing, will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 15 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

From Academy Award winning director George Miller (Happy Feet, the “Mad Max” franchise, The Witches of Eastwick) from a screenplay by Miller and Augusta Gore, the film is based on the short story The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt. 

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In the film, Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic — a creature of reason. While in Istanbul, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. At first, she doubts that he is real, and she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. But the Djinn pleads his case, and eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.

Epix Bows $5.99 Streaming Service Featuring Original Content, 4K Movies

Multiplatform video distributor Epix Feb. 11 announced the launch of Epix Now, a new service offering original content and catalog movies — many in 4K — for $5.99 monthly fee.

Epix, which is owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), said the branded app is available for download in the App store for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV and in Google Play for Android phones and tablets. It will also soon be available for Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV. The service will continue rolling out across additional devices over the course of the year.

The service gives subs access to the network’s slate of new original series, including “Pennyworth,” which tells the origin story of Batman’s butler, Alfred; “Godfather of Harlem,” starring Forest Whitaker; Perpetual Grace, LTD from MGM featuring Ben Kingsley; and documentary series “Punk” from Iggy Pop and “Elvis Goes There”with Elvis Mitchell.

Subs will also be able to watch returning seasons of original series “Get Shorty,” “Berlin Station” and “Deep State,” as well as thousands of Hollywood movies and classic film franchises.

The launch of the streaming service is the network’s latest expansion in distribution. Users will have the ability to stream content from the app to any connected TV screen, download movies and episodes for offline viewing and have access to continually updated curated collections, trailers and more as well as 4K Ultra HD streaming on supported devices.

“Launching Epix Now and providing consumers nationwide with access to our premium original programming and blockbuster movies is an exciting moment for our company and solidifies our commitment to bring high-level storytelling to as many people as possible,” Michael Wright, president of Epix, said in a statement.

All four Epix linear live channels are also available today through Epix Now on select connected TV devices, including Apple TV.