‘Black Widow,’ ‘Boss Baby 2,’ ‘Forever Purge’ Top List of Sept. 14 Disc and Digital Releases

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business lead the slate of new Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases Sept. 14, while Universal’s The Forever Purge becomes available for digital purchase.

Black Widow, distributed by Disney, arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The spy thriller stars Scarlett Johansson as her “Avengers” character Natasha Romanoff, whose reunion with former colleagues forces her to confront a past she thought she left behind. The cast also includes Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz. It is the top earner at the domestic box office so far in 2021 with $183.1 million and has $372 million globally, It was also available concurrently as a $29.99 Premier Access add-on to the Disney+ streaming service, a fact that led Johansson to sue the studio on the theory that the online release undercut the film’s box office, causing her to miss out on millions of dollars of potential bonus earnings based on the box office.

The Boss Baby: Family Business is available on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sept. 14 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The sequel welcomes back the Templeton brothers — Tim (voice of James Marsden) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin) — who have become adults and drifted away from each other. Enter new boss baby Tina (Amy Sedaris) determined to bring them together again and inspire a new family business. The voice cast also includes James Marsden, Ariana Greenblatt, Jeff Goldblum, Eva Longoria, James McGrath, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow. The film earned $57 millon at the domestic box office.

Two of animation’s top canine characters team up in Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog, a new, full-length animated family film now available on digital and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog finds the teen sleuths in the town of Nowhere, Kan., where they meet Courage the Cowardly Dog. There they investigate what makes the backwoods hometown of Courage and his owners Eustace and Muriel Bagge one of the weirdest places on Earth. The canine colleagues sniff out a strange object, putting the team on the trail of a giant cicada monster and her winged warriors.

The documentary The Human Factor Sept. 14 becomes available for digital purchase, and on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. With unprecedented access to the foremost American negotiators, The Human Factor offers a behind-the-scenes story of how in the past 25 years the United States came within reach of securing peace between Israel and its neighbors. The documentary, an official selection at the Telluride Film Festival, features Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk, Gamal Helal, Aaron David Miller, Daniel Kurtzer and Robert Malley.

The Chinese boxing-meets-mixed martial arts drama Crazy Fist arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and for digital purchase Sept. 14 from Well Go USA Entertainment. First time feature film director Guo Qing (who also appears in the film) directs Dragon Blade-alums Steve Yoo and Wang Wei, plus Collin Chou (Matrix II, III), Xiaoming Huang (Ip Man 2), Wei Zhao (Mulan: Rise of a Warrior) and retired professional bodybuilder Kai Greene (“Stranger Things”). In the film, after an opponent dies mid-match, a prominent MMA champion swore never to fight again, instead retiring to run his family’s international business. However, when his best friend dies under suspicious circumstances during another tournament, he has no choice but to step back in the ring to help uncover the truth.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the HBO limited series Mare of Easttown on DVD Sept. 14. A Blu-ray Disc edition is available from Warner Archive Collection. The seven-part drama stars Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan, a respected small-town Pennsylvania detective investigating a local murder while also balancing her own personal life, which is rapidly falling apart around her. The cast also includes Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, David Denman, Joe Tippett, Cailee Spaeny, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Neal Huff, Kate Arrington, Ruby Cruz, Eisa Davis, Enid Graham, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley, Izzy King, Mackenzie Lansing, Cameron Mann, Kiah McKirnan, Jack Mulhern, Anthony Norman, Drew Scheid and Madeleine Weinstein.

The Shawshank Redemption debuts on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack and digital Sept. 14 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The 1994 film received seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Morgan Freeman), Best Original Score and Best Screenplay, and marked the feature directorial debut of its screenwriter Frank Darabont, nominated for his adapted screenplay. Based on Stephen King’s novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, the drama tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a prominent banker unjustly convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment at Maine’s Shawshank Prison. He is befriended by longtime convict Red (Freeman) who’s been in long enough to know the ropes and helps him cope with the frightening realities of prison life.  As the two men grow closer, so does the sense of hope that can truly set them free.

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CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment release Magnum P.I. — Season Three on DVD Sept. 14. A remake of the 1980s series, “Magnum P.I.” stars Jay Hernandez as Tom Magnum, an American hero and Navy SEAL returning from war who uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Oahu, Hawaii. Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business.

Mill Creek Entertainment releases “The Ultraman” and “Ultraman 80”  in their North American DVD debut Sept. 14. Mill Creek Entertainment has licensed the available “Ultraman” back-catalog via international distribution company Indigo Entertainment from Tsuburaya Productions. “The Ultraman” is the eighth original entry in the “Ultraman” series. This DVD collection includes all 50 episodes. In the animated series, across the planet Earth, strange glowing objects in the form of an unknown language appear in the skies. In order to investigate these strange phenomena, the Earth Defense Forces form the Science Guard Agency. The ninth original series is “Ultraman 80.” This 50-episode series follows Takeshi Yamato, a 22-year-old young man who lives a double life. During the daytime, he is a rookie but popular science teacher at a junior high school in Tokyo. But after school and on Sundays he works as a member of the elite UGM (Utility Government Members), an Earth defense organization that tackles difficult situations such as alien invasion and attacks from monsters.

The documentary Fish & Men comes out on DVD, VOD and digital sellthrough Sept. 14 from Virgil Films. Fish & Men explores the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy, and the forces threatening local fishing communities as well as the public health.

The horror film Companion will come out on on demand Sept. 14 from Level 33 Entertainment. In the film’s plot, in 2030, society fell as malicious entities appeared around the world. The survivors fight each other and the dead. In this landscape, Ella Grace’s burden of guilt is exposed. The past, and the horrors of what she will become, force Ella to kill what she loves in order to discover the terrifying meaning of the ghosts that feed on her fear.

Breaking Glass Pictures Sept. 14 releases The Influencer, a comedy thriller starring real-life social influencer and comedian Kasia Szarek (A24’s Pleasure) and Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera (Girls Like Magic, Dating in Place), on DVD and for digital purchase. From first-time director Meghan Weinstein, The Influencer is a tale that examines the life of a vain social media influencer named Abbie, who is known for her fashion, lifestyle, and makeup videos. She signs a coveted contract with Nutrocon, a cosmetic company known to pollute, test on animals, and treat female workers unfairly, and almost immediately she is accosted and tied up by a group of activists in her home. They force her to film a video advertising a mysterious new makeup kit, and as their plan unfolds, we learn the real reason for their visit and Abbie’s façade begins to fade.

Also this week, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Sept. 17 will make director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad available for premium digital ownership. Written and directed by Gunn, the film is based on the DC Comics series about imprisoned supervillains who are recruited by the U.S. government for covert operations, and have a bomb implanted in their heads that will explode if they don’t comply. A sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad and the 10th film in the DC Extended Universe franchise, the film finds government agent Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) sending the team to infiltrate the island nation of Corto Maltese to eliminate a potentially dangerous weapon. Among the recruits this time around are Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the sharpshooter Bloodsport (Idris Elba), the jingoistic Peacemaker (John Cena), team leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Polka-Dot Man (David Dastmalchian), Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), and King Shark (voiced by Sylvester Stallone). The film will be released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Oct. 26.

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

‘F9,’ Snyder Cut of ‘Justice League’ Lead New Digital and Disc Releases Sept. 7

Sept. 7 sees Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga become available for digital purchase, while Warner Bros. puts Zack Snyder’s Justice League on disc.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment makes F9: The Fast Saga available for early digital ownership Sept. 7. It’s the 10th film in the “Fast & Furious” franchise and the ninth entry in the main series of films. In it, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) leads his crew against his long-lost brother (John Cena) to stop a world-shattering plot. The film, which has generated more than $710 million worldwide, arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sept. 21.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Zack Snyder’s Justice League on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sept. 7. The film represents director Zack Snyder’s original vision for 2017’s Justice League. He famously left the production due to a family tragedy, and the studio brought in Joss Whedon to finish the film with reshoots and a theater-friendly two-hour cut. It ended up making $657.9 million, falling short of expectations, which led to a fan movement to petition the studio to release Snyder’s version. Those pleas remained confined to the realm of online debates until the advent of the HBO Max streaming service, which commissioned Snyder to finish his version. The “Snyder Cut” ended up being four hours long and was released on HBO Max in March. (Read a review here.) A sequel to 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the film finds Batman (Bruce Wayne) recruiting a team of superheroes, including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to protect Earth from Steppenwolf, the harbinger of an invasion by the evil Darkseid, who seeks three ancient objects of immense power that may be the key to resurrecting Superman (Henry Cavill). The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Zack Snyder’s Justice League features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment. However, the disc versions do not include a digital copy of the film, which remains exclusive to HBO Max.

Lionsgate releases the crime-thriller The Gateway on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Sept. 7 following its digital release Sept. 3. The cast includes Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Taryn Manning, Mark Boone Junior, Taegen Burns, Frank Grillo and Bruce Dern. Whigham plays Parker, a down-on-his-luck social worker who finds himself in over his head when he tries to protect his client from her recently paroled husband.

AMC Networks’ RLJE Films releases the horror film Slaxx on DVD, VOD and for digital purchase Sept. 7. Originally released through AMC’s horror streaming service, Shudder, Slaxx tells the story of a possessed pair of blue jeans brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company’s flagship store, the killer jeans proceed to wreak carnage on staff who are locked in overnight to set up the new collection.

Arriving Sept. 7 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Kino Lorber is Apocalypse ’45, a documentary the Military Times called an “unsanitized, unvarnished experience of the harrowing final year of the war in the Pacific.” Iinitially released last summer, the film features never-before-seen restored footage and the voices of 24 men who lived through these events. Bonus features include “Ford At Pearl,” a new featurette containing color footage directed by John Ford at Pearl Harbor in 1942, and the Oscar-nominated documentary “To The Shores of Iwo Jima,” from 1945.

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CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment release SEAL Team: Season Four on DVD Sept. 7. “SEAL Team” is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions the United States can ask of them. David Boreanaz stars as Jason Hayes, the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence.

Season four of “Frankie Drake Mysteries” comes out in a three-DVD set Sept. 7 from PBS Distribution. The season opens with our intrepid detectives Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley) alongside their best gal pals, Mary Shaw (Rebecca Liddiard) and Flo Chakowitz (Sharron Matthews), traipsing through the woods on a scavenger hunt that quickly turns deadly. From the wilderness to the world of high society, from an underground cabaret to a candy factory, Frankie and Trudy investigate murders, kidnappings, heists and poisonings. Using her position as a morality officer, Mary is able to snoop through police files and be privy to non-civilian discussions, while Flo lends a hand with autopsy reports, science experiments and her newly acquired medical skills. As always, amid high-stakes danger, excitement, intrigue and friendship, the women find their balance in their lives outside of work. Frankie has a European race car-driving beau; Trudy’s dreams of home-sweet-home are closer than ever; Mary falls for the wrong fellow; and Flo starts a family.

Paramount Sept. 7 releases Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection boxed set containing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray versions of 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1984’s Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and 1986’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Newly remastered from original elements, each film is presented with Dolby Vision and HDR 10. The set also comes with a digital copy of each film, and a regular Blu-ray copy of each film with hours of previously released bonus content. Each of the original four “Star Trek” films will also be available individually on Blu-ray.

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

‘Conjuring 3,’ ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Lead New Releases on Disc Aug. 24

The marquee titles arriving at retail Aug. 24 include Warner’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2.

The horror film The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The eighth film in the “Conjuring” shared universe and third in the main “Conjuring” series was directed by Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) and stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. It was produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the “Conjuring” universe films. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is based on a case of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. It starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense. It earned $65.6 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Aug. 24 releases Peter Rabbit 2 on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 24. In the sequel to 2018’s Peter Rabbit, Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. The cast includes Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and David Oyelowo, and the voices of Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie and James Corden. The film earned $40.2 million at the domestic box office after being delayed more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hong Kong martial arts actioner The Fatal Raid arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and for digital purchase Aug. 24 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Action icon Jade Leung (Black Cat, Enemy Shadow) stars alongside Patrick Tam (All’s Well End’s Well, Ip Man 3, Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy), Min-Chen Lin (Vampire Cleanup Department), Jeana Ho (iGirl), Michael Tong (Man of Tai Chi, God of War) and Kristy Yeung (Good Bye, My Princess, Detective Dee’s Hell Road). In the film, two elite police teams head up a secret operation following a dangerous smuggling ring across the Macau border, but when their presence is discovered, the mission ends in a deadly firefight. Then 20 years later, an escort mission brings the survivors back to the scene of the tragedy — and fosters an unwelcome reunion.

Shout! Factory Aug. 24 releases a Blu-ray Disc collection of all three “Oh, God!” films starring comedian George Burns, who plays God in the trilogy. In 1977’s Oh, God!, he comes to Earth to spread the Good Word, but has a hard time convincing his chosen messenger, mild-mannered Jerry Landers (John Denver), who He really is. Jerry must in turn prove it to his disbelieving family as well as the rest of the world. God returns to Earth in 1980’s Oh, God! Book II, this time spreading His Word through an enchanting little girl named Tracy Richards (Louanne Sirota), who comes up with a slogan to assure all that He still cares. In 1984’s Oh, God! You Devil, Burns also plays the Devil himself. Struggling musician Billy Shelton (Ted Wass) unknowingly sells his soul for a life-changing transformation into a superstar rock idol. But when Billy prays for his old life back, the fight for his soul will be settled in a high-stakes showdown between the Almighty Father and the Prince of Darkness.

Due Aug. 24 is S.W.A.T. — Season 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the season, set against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the S.W.A.T. team faces challenges like they’ve never experienced before, both personally and professionally. From securing a safe memorial service for a beloved pop star, to saving Guatemalan activists from a hitman, to exposing a white nationalist sympathizer within their own ranks, the team must work against the clock to keep Los Angeles safe. Meanwhile, Hondo’s loyalty is torn between the Black community and his brothers in blue, as he reckons with racial tension in L.A. both past and present. Street explores his boundaries with his mother and his love life, while Chris grieves an unexpected loss and Luca aids the team from afar. Deacon struggles with the public’s changing attitudes toward police officers, Tan celebrates his love for Bonnie and team friction builds when a chance to work abroad gets competitive. Whether busting an elusive sex trafficking ring or helping hostages escape from a seized courthouse, at the end of the day, the team must not only come together but also consider who they are and what they stand for individually. Special features include bloopers and “Special Tactics: Tanker Takedown.”

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The Eloy de la Iglesia horror films The Cannibal Man and No One Heard the Scream, as well as the 1987 classic Goldie Hawn comedy Overboard, arrive on disc Aug. 24 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Overboard will be available on DVD and Blu-ray. The romantic comedy stars Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in a riches-to-rags love story about a snobby yacht-owning socialite (Hawn) whose accidental amnesia presents the perfect opportunity for a widowed local carpenter (Russell) to convince her she’s his wife and mother to his four out-of-control kids. Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond and Roddy McDowall co-star in the classic from director Garry Marshall (A League of Their Own, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries) and screenwriter Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire), now scanned in 2K for the first time. Extras include an interview with Dixon and the original theatrical trailer.

From subversive Spanish writer/director Eloy de la Iglesia comes the notorious shocker of the ’70s The Cannibal Man on DVD and Blu-ray. In the film, when a slaughterhouse worker accidentally kills a man during a fight, it triggers a desperate descent into madness and mass murder. Also known as The Apartment on the 13th Floor and Week of the Killer, the film is presented in both the International and extended Spanish version newly scanned from the original negatives for the first time. Extras include “Cinema at the Margins,” with Stephen Thrower and Dr. Shelagh Rowan-Legg on Eloy de la Iglesia; “The Sleazy and the Strange,” an interview with Carlos Aguilar; deleted scenes; and the original theatrical trailer.

One year after his international breakthrough with The Cannibal Man, Basque filmmaker de la Iglesia co-wrote and directed the twisted thriller No One Heard the Scream, due on DVD and Blu-ray, his last under Spain’s repressive Franco regime. In the film, when a woman spies her neighbor disposing of his wife’s corpse, she crosses the line from witness to accomplice to something far more depraved. The release features an HD scan from the original negative.

Horror masters George Romero and Dario Argento direct a pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe in the two-disc set Two Evil Eyes, available on 4K Ultra HD Aug. 24 from Blue Underground and MVD Entertainment Group. In Romero’s The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau, The Fog) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. In Argento’s The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel, From Dusk Till Dawn) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend’s new pet. Martin Balsam (Psycho), E.G. Marshall (Creepshow), John Amos (The Beastmaster) and Tom Atkins (Night of the Creeps) co-star in this horror duo that also features makeup effects by Tom Savini (Maniac). Blue Underground scanned Two Evil Eyes in 4K 16-bit from the original camera negative. The release features Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix.

The 1988 Japanese horror flick Evil Dead Trap comes out on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 24 from MVD Entertainment Group and Unearthed Films. In the slasher, a TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life. Nami, who hosts a late night home video program, receives a tape which appears to be a real snuff film. She and her crew investigate the location where she meets a man looking for his brother who warns her to stay away.

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

‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,’ ‘Snake Eyes’ Top Disc and Digital Releases Aug. 17

Aug. 17 sees Lionsgate release Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K disc, while Paramount releases Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins for premium digital purchase and PVOD.

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, arrives on 4K Ultra HD combo pack (plus Blu-ray and digital), Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD and on demand Aug. 17 from Lionsgate. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman. The world’s most lethal odd couple — bodyguard Michael Bryce (Reynolds) and hit man Darius Kincaid (Jackson) — are back. Still unlicensed, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by the volatile spouses, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Banderas). It earned $38 million at the domestic box office. Read a review here.

Magnolia Home Entertainment’s Magnet Label Aug. 17 releases the Danish thriller Riders of Justice on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and digitally. Riders of Justice follows recently-deployed soldier Markus (Mads Mikkelsen), who is forced to return home to care for his teenage daughter after his wife is killed in a tragic train accident. But, when a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces claiming foul play, Markus begins to suspect his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission to find those responsible.

RLJE Films, a division of AMC Networks, releases The Water Man on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 17. The film stars Lonnie Chavis as Gunenr, who sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Amiah Miller), they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest — but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them. The cast also includes Alfred Molina and Maria Bello. The film marks the directorial debut of Oyelowo and is based on a script by first-time screenwriter Emma Needell.

Sony Pictures Aug. 17 releases Blu-ray, DVD and digital editions of The Truffle Hunters. Directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, The Truffle Hunters is a documentary about a group of aging men, in their 70s and 80s, hunting in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle,  which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They’re guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their expertly trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They’re untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community.

Shout! Studios Aug. 17 releases Fast Vengeance, an action thriller written and directed by Pearry Reginald Teo (The Assent, Ghosthunters), on major digital platforms, Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Fast Vengeance follows the story of Shen, who upon hearing of his brother’s death returns to his stomping grounds to find the men responsible and take justice into his own hands. He learns that a biker named Cobra and his gang, The Midnight Squad, were the ones responsible, but to get anywhere close to them, he must enter the dark, turbulent realm of underground motorcycle racing. Enlisting the aid of a drag racing champion-turned-mechanic, Shen must compete in the high-stakes races where he will have only one chance to confront Cobra. The film stars hip-hop legend DMX (Belly, Romeo Must Die), alongside D.Y. Sao, Natalie Burn, Bai Ling, and Jeff Fahey.

The underdog mixed martial arts story Notorious Nick becomes available Aug. 17 on DVD and for digital purchase from Lionsgate. Cody Christian (TV’s “All American” and “Teen Wolf”) stars in the underdog tale based on a true story. In the film, even though he was born with a partial left arm, Nick Newell (Christian) dreams of being a fighter. After wrestling in high school, Nick becomes a fierce competitor when his best friend Abi introduces him to mixed martial arts. Suddenly, a tragedy provides Nick with an unexpected opportunity.

The Jim Henson fantasy Labyrinth debuts on 4K Ultra HD Aug. 17 for its 35th anniversary from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The 1986 film follows a 16-year-old girl (Jennifer Connelly) who is given 13 hours to solve a dangerous and wonderful labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King (the late David Bowie). The release will feature Dolby Vision and an hour of new and archival special features. The limited-edition collectible set also includes a 28-page Digibook — featuring artwork, photography and early script pages — styled to resemble Sarah’s book of The Labyrinth from the film.

Warner Aug. 17 is re-releasing the 2001 fantasy film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally in a new 20th anniversary edition with with “Magical Movie Mode,” a new way to experience the film that lets fans discover filmmaking secrets, spell incantations, creatures, magical artifacts, trivia, and more while watching the movie. “Magical Movie Mode” includes commentary from director Chris Columbus offering candid insight and amusing anecdotes from the production of the first film, deleted scenes, quizzes testing knowledge of a vast array of topics from the film, graphics, and audio during select scenes in the film.

Lionsgate releases the 1989 horror-comedy Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat on Blu-ray Disc through its Vestron Video collector’s series Aug. 17. Seeking atonement for centuries of human carnage, Count Mardulak (David Carradine) has instructed Purgatory’s vampire residents to slather on SPF 100 sunblock, pursue daytime activities and drink only synthetic blood. But some vampires don’t agree with Mardulak — they want real blood, even if it means a vampire civil war. The cast also includes Bruce Campbell, Maxwell Caulfield, Morgan Brittany, Jim Metzler, John Ireland, Deborah Foreman and M. Emmet Walsh.

Two Chinese films, the family friendly Little Q and the comic drama Midnight Diner, arrive on Blu-ray Aug. 17 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Based on a true story, the human-canine friendship film Little Q stars Simon Yam (Ip Man) as a recently blinded chef who forms a bond with his seeing eye dog. Midnight Diner, based on the manga series “Shin’ya Shokudo” by Yaro Abe and previously adapted into  TV series in Japan, Korea and China, is set in a little restaurant in Shanghai, and stars Tony Leung Ka-Fai, who makes his directorial debut and plays the leading role of a man who makes a set of special food for each guest who visits the restaurant and listens everyone’s story.

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Paramount Home Entertainment releases the action movie Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins for premium digital purchase and on premium video-on-demand Aug. 17. Based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy line, Snake Eyes delves into the backstory of the mysterious title character, a ninja warrior who conducts covert operations for the counter-terrorist military unit known as G.I. Joe. Welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan after saving the life of their heir-apparent, Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) joins the battle against the terrorist group Cobra. The cast also includes Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as Baroness, and Samara Weaving as Scarlett. Snake Eyes, which earned $27.5 million at the domestic box office, will be released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Oct. 19

The DreamWorks Animation family film Spirit Untamed becomes available for digital purchase Aug. 17 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Spirit Untamed follows free-spirited Lucky Prescott, who moves to Miradero to join her estranged father. She is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy town until she discovers a unique tie to her late mother who was a fearless horse-riding stunt performer. She quickly forms a bond with a wild mustang named Spirit and makes two new pals who love horses as much as she does. When a heartless wrangler plans to capture Spirit and his herd, Lucky and her friends set off on an epic journey to rescue the horse who has given her an unbreakable connection to her mother’s legacy. The film features the voices of Isabela Merced, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins, Andre Braugher, Eiza González, Julianne Moore and Jake Gyllenhaal. It earned $17.6 million at the domestic box office and arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 31.

The comedy Big House arrives on digital and on demand Aug. 17 from Gravitas Ventures. The film follows Claire and Ali, for whom monogamy doesn’t run strong in paternal bloodline. They find healthy ways of dealing with the desire for more than one partner. Ali and her boyfriend Art invite Jas, a woman they met on an open relationships app, to join them for a threesome. But they also find not-so-healthy ways. Claire is cheating on her fiancé Zach with her coworker. When all six of these people find themselves stuck in the same house for what was supposed to be a beach weekend, the result is a dramatic farce.

The documentary Far Out West: Inside California’s Kerista Commune is now available via VOD and digital sellthrough from Virgil Films. In the early 1970s, 25 free spirits found each other in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and formed the Kerista Commune. For two decades, they lived as one family, loving freely, raising children together, and making millions selling Apple computers. But if the alternative society they built was fantastically alluring, it was also fragile, and a quarter century after they voted to dissolve their commune, the former members are still debating what their experiment can teach us about human nature, and whether their utopia was actually a cult in disguise.

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

‘Black Widow,’ ‘Batman: The Long Halloween — Part II,’ ‘The Misfits’ Lead List of Aug. 10 Digital and Disc Releases

Aug. 10 sees Marvel’s Black Widow become available for digital purchase, while new disc releases include the second half of Batman: The Long Halloween from Warner, and heist movie The Misfits, from Paramount.

Black Widow, from Disney-owned Marvel Studios, arrives early on all major digital platforms Aug. 10 following a concurrent run in theaters and as a Disney+ Premier Access PVOD add-on. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, in this action-packed spy thriller in which she confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Along with Johansson, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz is Melina. Black Widow, the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige. The film is the top-grossing U.S. earner with $174 million and counting, and has earned $360 million worldwide. But it has also courted legal controversy, as Johansson is suing Disney over the film’s profits, claiming the box office take was diminished by the simultaneous PVOD strategy, thus lowering her potential earnings from the movie.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Batman: The Long Halloween — Part Two on Blu-ray Disc Aug. 10. It is already available as a digital download. The film continues the storyline from Part One, released June 22. It is based on the 1996-97 comic book miniseries that takes place early in Batman’s vigilante career, as the young crimefighter forms a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen, police Capt. James Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, to take down organized crime in Gotham City, only to be tested by a serial killer who murders his victims on holidays throughout the year. The voice cast includes Jensen Ackles as Batman, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, Billy Burke as Jim Gordon, Katee Sackhoff as Poison Ivy, Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone, David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man, Troy Baker as Joker, Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson as Gilda Dent, Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy, Jim Pirri as Sal Maroni, Alastair Duncan as Alfred, and the late Naya Rivera as Catwoman in one of her final performances, recorded before her death in 2020. A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation of Batman: The Long Halloween will arrive in 2022 with both parts combined into a longer film.

The action film The Misfits comes out on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 10 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Directed by Renny Harlin, The Misfits stars Pierce Brosnan, Rami Jaber, Hermione Corfield, Jamie Chung, Mike Angelo, Tim Roth and Nick Cannon. The story follows a band of modern-day Robin Hoods known as “The Misfits,” who recruit renowned thief Richard Pace (Brosnan) to help them pull off the heist of the century to steal millions in gold bars stashed underneath one of the world’s most secure prisons.

The thriller Profile arrives on and Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 10 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by true events, Profile follows an undercover British journalist on her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself. The unconventional thriller directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) plays out entirely on a computer screen in the screen life format.

Liosngate releases the Australian sci-fi actioner Occupation: Rainfall on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 10. A sequel to the 2018 film Occupation, written and directed by Luke Sparke, the film chronicles humanity’s fight to survive two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth. While casualties of the desperate ground war mount by the day, the resistance — along with some unexpected allies — uncovers a plot that could bring the war to a decisive end. The cast includes Daniel Gillies, Dan Ewing, Mark Coles Smith, Temuera Morrison and Ken Jeong.

The thriller Till Death, starring Megan Fox, will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 10. It is already available for digital purchase from Screen Media. Fox plays a woman stuck in a stale marriage who is surprised when her whisks her away to their secluded lake house for a romantic evening on their 10th anniversary. But everything changes when she wakes up to discover herself handcuffed to his dead body. Trapped and isolated in the dead of winter, she must fight off hired killers to escape a twisted that gets more sinister at every turn. The cast also includes Callan Mulvey, Eoin Macken, Aml Ameen and Jack Roth.

Lionsgate releases the coming-of-age romantic drama Finding You on DVD and as a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack Aug. 10. Based on the young-adult novel There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones, the film stars Rose Reid as aspiring violinist Finley Sinclair, who signs up for a semester abroad program in Ireland after her audition for an elite New York conservatory goes awry. Staying in a quaint Irish coastal village, she encounters charming heartthrob movie star Beckett Rush (Jedidiah Goodacre of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”), who is there to film the next installment of his medieval fantasy-action franchise. As Beckett’s free-spiritedness helps Finley find the heart and passion that was missing from her music, Finley’s honesty inspires Beckett to pursue his true passion, and they discover that a change of scenery may be all they need to find themselves — and true love. The cast also includes Katherine McNamara, Vanessa Redgrave, Tom Everett Scott and Saoirse-Monica Jackson.

MPI Media Group Aug. 10 releases Scenes from an Empty Church on DVD. In a locked-down New York City, two priests open their church doors to those seeking salvation during the pandemic. From the commonplace to the truly metaphysical, their visitors reflect the full spectrum of personal crises of spirituality. Throughout their encounters with the city’s sweetest, wildest and weirdest, the two priests learn the importance of connection, empathy and open-mindedness.

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Two horror films, Lust and Through the Shadow, and the science-fiction fantasy I Am Toxic come out on DVD Aug. 10 from Jinga Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

In the Spanish-language Lust, a famous crime writer becomes a victim after a crazed fan brutally attacks her. Isolated in her apartment she tries to recover but continues to feel threatened after experiencing strange events. Her psychiatrist believes that it’s all in her mind, a result of post-traumatic stress, but she is convinced that her attacker is stalking her and resorts to extreme violence to protect herself. Extras include behind-the-scenes featurettes, stills and a trailer.

The Portuguese-language Through the Shadow follows prim and assuming Laura who moves to the countryside of 20th century Rio de Janeiro and is unprepared for life on an isolated plantation. Hired as a nanny for two young orphans who live on their uncle’s coffee farm, she soon notices that things are not all as they seem. Confronted with continual apparitions, and noting the children’s increasingly ambiguous behavior, Laura becomes convinced in the presence of hostile spirits whom she believes are intent on taking possession of her young charges. With growing concerns for their safety, she strives to unravel the mysteries of her new home without realizing that it may be herself who is in mortal danger. Based on Henry James classic novel The Turn Of The Screw.

In the Spanish-language I Am Toxic, a man wakes in a world ravaged by biological warfare with no memory of his previous life. Taken prisoner by scavengers he meets a young woman who helps him escape. As the scavengers pursue them through barren wastelands he discovers that he must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.

Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? — Curse of the Shadows, a follow-up to 2019’s reimagined limited series horror anthology, comes out on DVD Aug. 10 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment. Based on the ‘90s kids’ cult classic and featuring a  new story, the second season includes six hour-long episodes that follow an all-new group of kids as they tell the tale of a curse that has been cast over their small seaside town, haunted by a villain named the Shadowman. After their leader goes missing, it’s up to the remaining members of the Midnight Society to break the curse and free the Shadowman’s victims, before they too disappear into the shadows.

The Friday the 13th 8-Movie Collection arrives on Blu-ray Aug. 10 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Set for release before the only Friday the 13th of the year on Aug. 13, the horror series following psychotic killer Jason Voorhees includes newly remastered versions of the first four films and hours of previously released special features including deleted scenes, making of featurettes and commentaries. The set also includes access to digital copies of all eight movies, including the “uncut” edition of the original Friday the 13th.

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

‘Those Who Wish Me Dead,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘Here Today’ Lead List of Home Releases Aug. 3

Warner’s Those Who Wish Me Dead, Disney’s Luca and Sony Pictures’ Here Today top the list of titles new to DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 3.

The Angelina Jolie thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 3 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film is directed by Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan and stars Oscar winner Angelina Jolie and Nicholas Hoult. Jolie stars as Hannah, a smoke jumper reeling from the loss of three young lives she failed to save from a fire. When she comes across a bloodied and traumatized 12-year-old boy, the two set out together to cross miles of thick forest. Braving deadly lightning storms that challenge even Hannah’s well-honed survival skills, they’re unaware of the true dangers they face as they’re hunted by two killers while a massive fiery blaze heads straight for them. It earned $7.3 million at the domestic box office.

The Pixar animated film Luca comes on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, 4K Ultra HD and for digital purchase Aug. 3 from Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. It was originally released on the Disney+ streaming service in lieu of a domestic theatrical run, but earned $21 million internationally. Set in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Luca is a coming-of-age story about a young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer. Luca shares his adventures with his friend Alberto, but their fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: They’re sea monsters from a world below the water’s surface.

The comedic drama Here Today, starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish,  heads to DVD and Blu-ray Disc Aug. 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film, when veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Crystal) meets New York singer Emma Payge (Haddish), they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Inspired by the short story “The Prize” by Alan Zweibel, Here Today is directed by Crystal and also stars Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith and Nyambi Nyambi. It earned $2.8 million at the domestic box office.

Paramount Home Entertainment releases the drama Under the Stadium Lights on DVD Aug. 3. Milo Gibson and Laurence Fishburne star in the movie, which is based on the true story of a small-town high school football team who beat all the odds to win their state championship. After a crushing defeat ended their prior season, everyone counted the Abilene Eagles out of title contention. Facing doubts and personal challenges both on and off the field, it will take the guidance of their team chaplain (Gibson) and a surrogate father figure (Fishburne) for them to realize what they can achieve when they stand united as a team.

RLJE Films, an independent distributor owned by AMC Networks,Aug. 3 releases the horror film Lucky on DVD and digitally. It was originally produced for Shudder, AMC’s premium streaming service for horror and thriller films. Lucky tells the story of May (Grant), a popular self-help book author, who finds herself the target of a mysterious man with murderous intentions. Every night without fail, he comes after her, and every day the people around her barely seem to notice. With no one to turn to, May is pushed to her limits and must take matters into her own hands to survive and to regain control of her life. The cast also includes Dhruv Uday Singh (Good Trouble), Kausar Mohammed (What Men Want), Hunter C. Smith (Alien Expedition), and Kristina Klebe (Hellboy).

RLJE Films Aug. 3 also releases Shudder horror film Seance on Blu-ray and DVD. Starring Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation, The Divergent Series: Insurgent), Madisen Beaty (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Ella-Rae Smith (“Into the Badlands,” Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Seance follows the story of a new student at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls named Camille Meadows. Soon after her arrival, she is invited by six other girls to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts the school halls. When morning comes around, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they might have awakened.

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Aug. 3 sees the release of The Daimajin Trilogy from Arrow Video. This limited edition Blu-ray Disc set includes all three films in the “Daiei” series — Daimajin, Return of Daimajin, and Wrath Of Daimajin. The series takes the Golem legend and places it in 16th century Japan. The films have frequently been overlooked, but fans of the films have frequently placed them among the best the kaiju genre has to offer, praising the outstanding special effects. The set includes a 100-page book featuring essays by Jonathan Clements, Keith Aiken, Ed Godziszewski, Raffael Coronelli, Erik Homenick, Robin Gatto, and Kevin Derendorf.

Small Town Monsters — On the Trail of UFOs: Dark Sky becomes available on a number of digital platforms Aug. 3 from 1091 Pictures. Cryptid documentarian Seth Breedlove and paranormal researcher Shannon LeGro continue their search for the truth behind the enigma of unidentified flying objects in the latest “Small Town Monsters” release. Dark Sky explores the UFO topic from the point of view of LeGro, a podcast host and author, and focuses more heavily on eyewitness accounts than typical alien fare. “This project excited us because we were able to look into reports from real people in real places that still connect what they’re seeing to what is being talked about in the mainstream media today,” Breedlove said in a statement. “Particularly, this idea of why these objects or lights in the sky might actually be here on earth and how they might be closer connected to us than we think.”

 The Swedish disaster-thriller The Unthinkable becomes available on DVD and VOD from Magnolia Pictures under the Magnet Label. The debut feature from director Victor Danell, the film films Sweden in a state of emergency following the bombing of a major bridge in Stockholm. Before anyone realizes what’s behind the collapse, a series of unexplained attacks take place around the country.

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

‘A Quiet Place Part II,’ ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Among Top Titles New to Disc and Digital July 27

Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II and a slew of titles from Lionsgate top the list of titles new to DVD and Blu-ray July 27, while Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2 and a new animated Batman movie become available through digital retailers.

The horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II debuts on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment. The second installment, written and directed by John Krasinski, picks up where the first left off, as the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. It earned $157.5 million at the domestic box office.

Lionsgate July 27 releases the thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass on Blu-ray and DVD. Bruce Willis and Megan Fox star as FBI agents who cross paths with a state cop (Emile Hirsch) during the investigation of a string of murders.

Also arriving on DVD July 27 from Lionsgate is the family comedy Joey & Ella. When a baby kangaroo gets accidentally swept up in a jewelry heist, she becomes separated from her mother for the first time in her young life. The story begins when two bumbling jewel thieves lose a mysterious diamond when it is pocketed by a baby circus kangaroo that escapes to a nearby barn and is found by Ella (Jennifer Michele), a lonely teen who names the critter Joey. But the magical gem causes Joey to grow quickly and gain the power of speech.

American Gods: Season Three hits Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 27 from Lionsgate. Based on the popular novel by Neil Gaiman, the Starz fantasy series stars Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning as Laura Moon, and Crispin Glover as Mr. World. In the 10 episodes of the third season, dangerous secrets intensify the inevitable war building between the Old Gods of mythology and the New Gods of technology. When Shadow Moon discovers that his boss, Mr. Wednesday, is not only one of the Old Gods but is also his father, Shadow attempts to break away and find his own path. Guided on this spiritual journey by the gods of his black ancestors, the Orishas, Shadow puts down roots in the idyllic, snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin — but this small town holds dark and bloody secrets that force him to accept his destiny. Rather than facing a choice between divinity or humanity, Shadow must now decide just what kind of god he wants to be.

Lionsgate also releases a DVD of V.C. Andrews’ Landry Family 4-Movie Series. Based on the best-selling novels from V.C. Andrews, the collection includes the Lifetime movies Ruby, Pearl in the Mist, All That Glitters and Hidden Jewel. The series follows the story of Ruby Landry (Raechelle Banno) as she digs deeper into the roots of her mysterious family tree. Raised by her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, Ruby gets caught up in a web of dark secrets and betrayal. All four movies aired in March 2021 on Lifetime.

Screen Media releases the crime drama The Birthday Cake on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 27. In the film, Gio (Shiloh Fernandez) continues a family tradition by bringing a cake to a memorial celebration of the 10th anniversary of his father’s mysterious death, hosted by his uncle (Val Kilmer), a Brooklyn mafia boss. Gio’s life begins to change as he pieces together what really happened to his father. The cast also includes David Mazouz, Ewan McGregor, Lorraine Bracco, Ashley Benson, Aldis Hodge, Penn Badgley, Emory Cohen, Vincent Pastore and Jeremy Allen White.

The 2001 cult favorite horror fantasy Brotherhood of the Wolf makes its Blu-ray Disc debut July 27 from Scream Factory, the horror imprint of indie distributor Shout! Factory. In a rural province of France, a mysterious creature is laying waste to the countryside, savagely killing scores of women and children. Unseen, possessed of enormous strength and a human intelligence, the beast has eluded capture for years. King Louis sends in a renowned scientist and his Iroquois blood brother, an unconventional team whose combined methods and capabilities may bring the beast down. But the true nature of the beast is not what anyone could have anticipated.

Scream Factory also releases a new collector’s edition of the 1983 Stephen King Adaptation The Dead Zone, starring Christopher Walken and directed by David Cronenberg. The Blu-ray features a new 4K scan of the film and a slew of new bonus materials, including four audio commentaries.

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On the digital side of things, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases Peter Rabbit 2 through digital retailers. In the sequel to 2018’s Peter Rabbit, Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be. The cast includes Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and David Oyelowo, and the voices of Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie and James Corden. The film earned $39.6 million at the domestic box office after being delayed more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will arrive on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 24.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 27 releases Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two for digital purchase. The film continues the storyline from Part One, due June 22, which is based on the 1996-97 comic book storyline that takes place early in Batman’s vigilante career, as the young crimefighter forms a pact with the city’s only two uncorrupt lawmen, police Capt. James Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, to take down organized crime in Gotham City, only to be tested by a serial killer who murders his victims on holidays throughout the year. The voice cast includes Jensen Ackles as Batman, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, Billy Burke as Jim Gordon, Katee Sackhoff as Poison Ivy, Titus Welliver as Carmine Falcone, David Dastmalchian as Calendar Man, Troy Baker as Joker, Amy Landecker as Barbara Gordon, Julie Nathanson as Gilda Dent, Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy, Jim Pirri as Sal Maroni, Alastair Duncan as Alfred, and the late Naya Rivera as Catwoman in one of her final performances, recorded before her death in 2020. A Blu-ray of Part Two arrives Aug. 10, while a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of both parts edited into a single film will arrive in 2022.

The thriller Profile comes out on digital July 27 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by true events, Profile follows an undercover British journalist on her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself. The unconventional thriller directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) plays out entirely on a computer screen in the screen life format. It arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 10.

Later this week, on Friday, July 30, the musical In the Heights will be available for  premium digital sale from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 31.

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

‘Spiral,’ ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Top July 20 Disc Releases

July 20 sees the DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of Lionsgate’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw and The Walking Dead: Season 10, in addition to Paramount’s Star Trek: Discovery — Season Three.

The latest “Saw” franchise entrant, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, arrives on 4K Ultra HD combo pack (plus Blu-ray and digital), Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD and on demand July 20 from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. It was released digitally a week earlier. In the latest installment of the horror franchise, a criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

Lionsgate releases The Walking Dead: The Complete Tenth Season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 20. The collection includes all 22 episodes from the extended 10th season, in which the collected communities prepare for war against the brutal Whisperers. Additional episodes include the flashback episode “Here’s Negan,” which presents the origin story of the fan-favorite character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The season also sees the departure of Michonne, played by Danai Gurira, and the return of Maggie, played by Lauren Cohan.

CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment release Star Trek Discovery: Season Three on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 20. A limited-edition Blu-ray in Steelbook packaging also will be available. The four-disc set includes all 13 episodes of the latest season of the Paramount+ series, in which the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery travels 900 years into the future and learns that by the 32nd century the Federation has been shattered by a mysterious cataclysm that disrupted warp travel in the galaxy.

The action comedy Die in a Gunfight comes out on DVD and Blu-ray July 20 from Lionsgate. In Die in a Gunfight, Mary (Alexandra Daddario) and Ben (Diego Boneta) are the star-crossed black sheep of two powerful families engaged in a centuries-long feud — and they’re about to reignite an affair after many years apart. Their forbidden love will trigger the dominoes that will draw in Mukul (Wade Allain-Marcus), Ben’s best friend, who owes him a life debt; Terrence (Justin Chatwin), Mary’s would-be protector-turned-stalker; Wayne (Travis Fimmel), an Aussie hitman with an open mind and a code of ethics; and his free-spirited girlfriend, Barbie (Emmanuelle Chriqui). As fists and bullets fly, it becomes clear that violent delights will have violent ends.

Lionsgate releases The Spanish Princess Part 2 on DVD July 20. The collection includes the final eight episodes of the Starz series, which tells the epic story of Queen Catherine of Aragon and King Henry VIII. Based on the best-selling novels The King’s Curse and The Constant Princess written by Philippa Gregory, the miniseries stars Charlotte Hope (“Game of Thrones”) as Catherine and Ruairi O’Connor (“Delicious”) as Henry VIII.

AMC Networks-owned RLJE Films and horror streaming service Shudder release Jakob’s Wife on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 20. The film stars Barbara Crampton as Anne, the wife of a small-town minister (Larry Fessenden). She feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years, but after a chance encounter with “The Master” (Bonnie Aarons), she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. As Anne is increasingly torn between her enticing new existence and her life before, the body count grows and Jakob realizes he will have to fight for the wife he took for granted.

Indican Pictures July 20 releases the comedy Rock Paper Scissors on DVD and Digital HD. Rock Paper Scissors follows best friends Kelvin and Cheddar, as they try to go from losers to cool kids by engaging in the International Tournament of Rock Paper Scissors.

Paramount Home Entertainment releases Romulus Entertainment’s Gully on DVD July 20. The film is currently available via digital sellthrough and VOD. The feature film debut of director Nabil Elderkin, Gully is the explosive and timely story of three boyhood friends — Calvin, Nicky and Jesse — surviving an upbringing in L.A.’s roughest neighborhoods. Steeped in violence but united by friendship, together they find their escape in one out-of-control night of partying. But when the rampage stops, retribution begins.

The horror thriller Initiation arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD July 20 from Lionsgate. Social media turns sinister when Lindsay Lavanchy (“Scream: The TV Series”), Jon Huertas (TV’s “This Is Us”), Lochlyn Munro (The Predator), Isabella Gomez (TV’s “One Day at a Time”), Froy Gutierrez (TV’s “Teen Wolf”), Bart Johnson (“High School Musical” franchise), Yancy Butler (“Kick-Ass” franchise) and Gattlin Griffith (Changeling) try to survive pledge week in this slasher film. The carefree partying turns deadly serious when a star athlete is found impaled in his dorm. The murder ignites a spree of sinister social-media messages, sweeping the students and police into a race against time to uncover the truth behind the school’s dark secrets and the horrifying meaning of a recurring symbol: a single exclamation mark.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Shameless: The Eleventh and Final Season on DVD July 20. The three-DVD set will include all 12 episodes from the final season of the comedic Showtime series, which follows the irreverent lower-class Gallagher family as they scheme and struggle to get by on Chicago’s South Side. The show stars William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, the outspoken, alcoholic patriarch of the clan whose independent-minded children do their best to be rid of him. The final season finds Frank’s health failing as he deals with dementia, while the rest of the clan considers going their separate ways after selling the family house.

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The Japanese actioner Hydra hits digital, Blu-ray and DVD July 20 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

The sci-fi classic Flight to Mars (1951) is coming out on special-edition Blu-ray and DVD July 20 from Cinedigm and the Film Detective for its 70th anniversary. Filmed in Cinecolor with special effects ahead of its time, Flight to Mars blasted into theaters at the dawn of the 1950s science-fiction boom from legendary producer Walter Mirisch (Some Like It HotThe Magnificent SevenWest Side StoryThe Great EscapeThe Pink Panther).

MPI Media Group July 20 releases a DVD of Code 3: L.A. Sheriff’s Case Files, a vintage 1957 TV show that, like “Dragnet,” was based on actual police case files. The collection will contain all 39 episodes from the police procedural series, from Hal Roach Studios and producer Ben Fox.

RLJE Films, a division of AMC Networks, releases Gangs of London: Season One on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 20.

The 1986 film The Wraith arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital) July 20 from Lionsgate as part of the Vestron Video Collector’s Series.

The horror titles Siege, Born for Hell and Skinned Deep are coming to to Blu-ray Disc July 20 from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, based on Hasbro’s action figures, make their U.S. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debuts on July 20 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The releases, coming in anticipation of the theatrical premiere of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, include Dolby Vision and HDR-10.

On the digital front, the comedic drama Here Today, starring Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish, becomes available for digital purchase July 20, ahead of its DVD and Blu-ray Disc release Aug. 3, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film, when veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Crystal) meets New York singer Emma Payge (Haddish), they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. Inspired by the short story “The Prize” by Alan Zweibel, Here Today is directed by Crystal and also stars Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith and Nyambi Nyambi.

Also this week, action comedy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard becomes available for digital purchase Friday, July 23, before its DVD and Blu-ray debut Aug. 17.

The horror film The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will arrive for premium digital ownership July 23, before it arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Aug. 24.

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

‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Wrath of Man,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Quiet Place’ Lead New Disc and Digital Releases July 13

July 13 sees the DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Mortal Kombat and Wrath of Man, in addition to Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, while Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II becomes available for digital purchase.

The action film Mortal Kombat arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The latest adaptation of the classic video game earned $42.2 million at the domestic box office and was available for streaming concurrently on HBO Max.

The revenge heist film Wrath of Man comes to DVD and Blu-ray July 13. Director Guy Ritchie teams up with Jason Statham for the fourth time in this story about a mysterious security guard for an armored truck company who is out to settle a score with a band of thieves. It earned $27.4 million at the domestic box office.

The animated The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run arrives on Blu-ray and DVD July 13  In the CGI-animated adventure with live-action elements, SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary goes missing in a plot hatched by Plankton to get the Krabby Patty recipe, and he and his friend Patrick head to the Lost City of Atlantic City to retrieve him. The film features appearances by Keanu Reeves and Snoop Dogg, among others. The film was originally released as a premium VOD rental March 4 and also to Paramount+ streaming subscribers. It earned $4.8 million in a limited U.S. theatrical run.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 13 releases A Cinderella Story: Starstruck on DVD. It was released two weeks earlier via digital channels. The new musical film is set in Dreary, Idaho, where small-town farmgirl Finley (Bailee Madison) longs to spread her wings and soar as an aspiring performer. When a Hollywood film crew arrives in her sleepy town, she is determined to land a role in the production and capture the attention of handsome lead actor Jackson Stone (Evans Behling). Unfortunately, a botched audition forces her to change course. Now, disguised as cowboy “Huck,” Finley finally gets her big break, but has to keep the charade a secret from her evil stepmother (April Telek) and devious step-siblings (Lillian Doucet-Roche and Richard Harmon). This is the sixth installment in the “A Cinderella Story“ franchise, a series of standalone films that put a twist on the classic “Cinderella” formula.

Shout! Factory has a number of big new releases July 13, including IFC Films’ The Night and No Man’s Land. With the psychological thriller The Night, director Kourosh Ahari made history for being the first U.S.-produced film to receive a license for theatrical release in Iran since the revolution. The Night is the story of how, after a night out with friends, an exhausted married couple, Babak (Shahab Hosseini) and Neda (Niousha Noor), and their baby take shelter in the grand but eerie Hotel Normandie. Throughout a seemingly endless night, mysterious disturbances ruin their rest as Babak and Neda soon realize they’re locked in with a malevolent force that hungers for the dark secrets they’ve kept from one another.

In the Western No Man’s Land, two families collide on a Texas ranch that shares a border with Mexico. While out on a border patrol, a rancher’s son named Jackson Greer (Jake Allyn) accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. When his father tries taking the blame, Jackson flees south on horseback, becoming a gringo “illegal alien” in Mexico. Pursued by both Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, he journeys across Mexico to seek forgiveness from the dead boy’s father … only to fall in love with the land he was taught to hate. The cast includes Frank Grillo, Andie McDowell and George Lopez.

Meanwhile, Shout! Factory’s horror imprint, Scream Factory, releases its collector’s edition Blu-ray Disc of 2005’s House of Wax. A loose remake of the 1953 Vincent Price film of the same name, House of Wax stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams and Robert Ri’chard. When their car breaks down on a road trip, six college friends are sidetracked into an eerie backwoods town. Curiosity gets the better of them when they are intrigued by its macabre House of Wax. They soon find out that the town is not what it seems, and that they must find their way out before they fall victim to its ghoulishly inventive killers.

Another big July 13 catalog release is Sony Pictures’ Snatch on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The comedy from director Guy Ritchie delivers a story about a diamond heist gone wrong, a colorful Irish gypsy-turned-prizefighter — and a very temperamental dog. In the heart of gangland, two novice unlicensed boxing promoters, Turkish (Jason Statham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham), get roped into a rigged bare-knuckle fight with local kingpin/villain and fellow boxing promoter Brick Top (Alan Ford). But all goes wrong when wild-card Irish gypsy boxer One Punch Mickey O’Neil (Brad Pitt) starts playing by his own rules, and the duo find themselves heading for a whole lot of trouble. Meanwhile, Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) and his stolen 86-carat diamond have gone missing in London. Head honcho Avi (Dennis Farina) hires local legend Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find them, launching everyone into a spiral of double-crossing vendettas and events, most of them illegal. The 4K release includes a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

The Paramount Presents line July 13 releases a new Blu-ray edition of director Cameron Crowe’s 2000 coming-of-age film Almost Famous. It also arrives for the first time on 4K Ultra HD in a limited-edition Steelbook. Almost Famous is the semi-autobiographical odyssey of 15-year-old William Miller (Patrick Fugit), whose writing talent and earnest passion for rock music earns him an assignment for Rolling Stone, interviewing and touring with Stillwater (Billy Crudup, Jason Lee). Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) is the young groupie who guides him through the wild world of rock heroes, all-night parties, and the most dangerous experience of all — love.  The film won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical and the AFI Award for Movie of the Year and received dozens of additional nominations and awards.

Music Box Films specialty label Doppelganger Releasing July 13 presents The Monster Collection, a three-disc Blu-ray set containing the feature-length documentaries Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters and The Frankenstein Complex, plus 12 hours of bonus materials. Both films are directed by Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso.

Released in 2019, Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters examines the life and career of Phil Tippett, the Oscar and Emmy Award-winning visual effects genius whose work in creature design, stop-motion and computerized character animation has been seen in such classics as the original “Star Wars” trilogy, the “Jurassic Park” and “Twilight” franchises, and the effects powerhouses RoboCop, Dragonheart and Starship Troopers.

The Frankenstein Complex, from 2015, offers an appreciation of the greatest movie monsters in film history and the talented effects artists who have been bringing them to life for the past century. The film goes behind the scenes of such classics as King Kong, Avatar, The Lord of the Rings, An American Werewolf in London, Alien and more to talk to the filmmakers responsible, including Rick Baker, Greg Nicotero, Chris Wallas, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Verhoeven, Joe Dante, John Landis, Kevin Smith and others.

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On the digital front, the thriller sequel A Quiet Place Part II becomes available for electronic sellthrough July 13 in advance of its July 27 release on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Paramount. In the sequel, written and directed by John Krasinski, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. The film earned $150.8 million at the domestic box office.

The latest “Saw” franchise entrant, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, arrives on digital July 13 from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. In the latest installment of the horror franchise, a criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game. It arrives on 4K Ultra HD combo pack (plus Blu-ray and digital), Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD and on demand July 20.

Independent film distributor Indican Pictures is bringing the Japanese horror-comedy Ghost Master home via on demand platforms. A DVD release will follow on an as-yet-undermined date.

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July 6 Blu-ray and DVD Slate Includes ’48 Hrs.,’ ‘Threshold,’ ‘Defending Jacob’

Catalog releases continue to dominate the slate of new DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases July 6, among them new Blu-ray Discs of both “48 Hrs.” movies, Arrow Video’s Threshold and Paramount’s disc release of the Apple+ limited series Defending Jacob.

The 1982 action classic 48 Hrs. and its 1990 sequel, Another 48 Hrs., both starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte, arrive on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line. Both films have been newly remastered from 4K film transfers and are presented with new bonus content featuring insight from director Walter Hill along with vintage behind-the-scenes footage. The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Discs come in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of each film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. The discs also include access to a digital copy of the film along with the theatrical trailer.

Arrow Video’s Threshold is available on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The film, produced last year, tells the story of a girl who believes she is cursed and convinces her brother to head out on a cross-country road trip to break the curse. The psychological thriller was co-directed by Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young and stars Joey Millin, Nadine Sondej-Robinson, Daniel Abraham Stevens, John Terrell and Madison West.

The Ice-T film Equal Standard arrives on DVD and Blu-ray July 6 from Mill Creek Entertainment and Mutiny Pictures. Taheim Bryan’s writing and acting debut inspired by his life experience, the film tells the timely and politically charged story of police in New York City struggling with race, rank, betrayal and loss. Directed by Brendan Kyle Cochrane, the story is an billed as an unflinching — and unbiased — lens on the lives of police and the community they’re called upon to protect, and what happens when that covenant goes sideways, offering a perspective from both sides of the law.

The limited series Defending Jacob arrives on DVD July 6 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The series premiered on the streaming service Apple TV+. A gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 best-selling novel of the same name, “Defending Jacob” unfolds around a shocking crime that rocks a small Massachusetts town and one family in particular, forcing an assistant district attorney (Chris Evans) to choose between his sworn duty to uphold justice and his unconditional love for his son. The series also stars Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”), Jaeden Martell (ItKnives Out), J.K. Simmons (“Oz,” Whiplash), and Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).

The Saban Films action thriller Locked in, starring Mena Suvari and Jeff Fahey, debuts on DVD July 6 from Paramount Home Entertainment. It is available now via digital purchase and VOD. In the film, after a diamond heist takes a fatal turn, a pair of thieves must entrust their fortune with an accomplice at a high-tech storage facility while they lay low. Hiding the goods within the labyrinth of storage units, the thieves’ inside man pays the ultimate price when he turns against them. Hellbent on recovering the missing stones, they seize the facility and kidnap surviving employee Maggie (Suvari, American Beauty), threatening her family unless she helps them. Locked in with nowhere to run, Maggie’s only chance to escape alive is to fight back and stay one step ahead of her captors. The film also stars Manny Perez, Costas Mandylor, Bruno Bichir and Jasper Polish.

The Malaysian martial arts epicSilat Warriors: Deed of Death hits digital, Blu-ray and DVD July 6 from Well Go USA Entertainment. When a reckless young gambler’s wild lifestyle of illegal betting, drag racing, and brutal street fights pits him against a ruthless criminal enterprise, his luck finally runs out. The gang shows up at his father’s home to collect on the debt, forcing his family to fight in order to save their land — and his life.

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July 6 also sees the release of the spine-chilling supernatural horror thriller Dark Spell on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD and digital purchase from Shout! Factory’s horror imprint, Scream Factory. The Russian film deals with a heartbroken young wife tampering with sinister magic after her husband leaves her.

The fantasy-horror film Miranda Veil arrives on DVD on July 6 from Indican Pictures. When aspiring serial killer Soren (Zach Steffey, Mindhunter) abducts his first victim, Miranda (Annabel Barrett, Like Dogs), both of them are shocked to discover that she is unable to die. What follows is an unlikely journey of self-discovery for both to unravel the truth about the Veil family, even if it kills them.

In the digital arena, the sweeping 1985 samurai epic Ran from Akira Kurosawa becomes available July 6 with a new 4K transfer. The film blends King Lear, 16th-century feudal Japan, and Kurosawa’s own notions of loyalty and honor to tell the story of aging Lord Hidetora, whose decision to bequeath his kingdom to his three sons sparks a power struggle that leads to chaos and madness.

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