Russell Crowe Starrer ‘Sleeping Dogs’ Available for Digital Purchase on April 9

Paramount Home Entertainment has set an April 9 home release date for Sleeping Dogs, the latest film starring Russell Crowe. The film will be available for digital purchase from Fandango at Home and other digital retailers.

Sleeping Dogs is a crime mystery thriller about an ex-homicide detective (Crowe) with memory loss who is forced to solve a brutal murder he can’t recall. The film was directed by Adam Cooper, in his feature-length directorial debut, from a screenplay adapted by Cooper and Bill Collage from the 2017 novel The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici.

The film was released by The Avenue in the United States on March 22 and earned less than $100,000 during a limited domestic run. 

‘Chinatown’ Due on Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD June 18 for 50th Anniversary

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the 1974 noir classic Chinatown on limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc on June 18 for its 50th anniversary.

In the film, Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband’s extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night. The film inspired by real events also stars John Huston.

Robert Towne’s Academy Award-winning screenplay weaves a tragic and shocking tale of corruption, greed, and the human propensity for evil.  

Produced by the legendary Robert Evans, Chinatown was originally released on June 26, 1974, and received 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.  In 1991, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

The limited-edition “Paramount Presents” release includes the restored film on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for the first time ever.  The restoration was completed using the original camera negative, which was repaired using the latest technology in areas that had been previously damaged, according to Paramount. 

“The result is a sparkling 4K Ultra HD presentation that uses more of the best possible source than previous masters and faithfully captures the film’s distinctively dreamy and simultaneously realistic look,” according to the Paramount release.

The release includes new and legacy bonus content, access to a digital copy of the film, and a bonus Blu-ray with the 1990 sequel The Two Jakes, directed by and starring Jack Nicholson and written by Robert Towne.

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New bonus content includes:

  • “A State of Mind: Author Sam Wasson on Chinatown,” in which Sam Wasson, film historian and bestselling author of The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood, discusses the importance of the film and its legacy;
  • “Chinatown Memories,” in which producer Hawk Koch shares stories from his time as assistant director on the film; and
  • “The Trilogy That Never Was,” in which Sam Wasson discusses the planned third installment of what would have been a trio of movies featuring the character Jake Gittes. 
     

Additional legacy bonus content includes:

  • commentary by screenwriter Robert Towne with David Fincher;
    “Water and Power”;
  • “Chinatown: An Appreciation”;
  • “Chinatown: The Beginning and the End”;
  • “Chinatown: Filming”;
  • “Chinatown: Legacy”; and
  • the theatrical trailer.

 

Paramount Bowing ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Digitally March 19, on Disc May 28

Paramount Home Entertainment is set to release the biopic Bob Marley: One Love on digital platforms for rental and purchase beginning March 19. The film will debut on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 28.

The theatrical release, starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as Marley, generated $169.1 million at the global box office, and $93 million across North American screens.

The film follows Bob Marley’s story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.

The digital and packaged-media releases feature more than 50 minutes of behind-the-scenes interviews and footage detailing the making of the film. Ziggy Marley and other Marley family members discuss the process of telling Bob Marley’s story. Other extras include a featurette on how actor Kingsley Ben-Adir prepared to become the iconic reggae musician; cast and crew interviews about filming in the locations where Marley lived in Jamaica and England, as well as eight extended and deleted scenes not shown in theaters.

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Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe Actioner ‘Land of Bad’ Available Digitally March 19, on DVD May 14

Paramount Home Entertainment Feb. 27 announced that the actioner Land of Bad, starring Liam Hemsworth and Russell Crowe, will be available for digital purchase on March 19 and on DVD May 14.

In the film, a covert Special Forces operation in the South Philippines quickly spirals into a 48-hour battle for survival. When an elite extraction team is ambushed deep in enemy territory, rookie officer Kinney (Hemsworth) is left outnumbered but determined to leave no man behind. With an air strike closing in, Kinney’s only hope hinges on the guidance of Air Force drone pilot Reaper (Crowe).

The film also stars Luke Hemsworth, Ricky Whittle and Milo Ventimiglia.

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‘Good Burger 2’ Available Digitally Feb. 27, Due on DVD and Blu-ray March 26

Good Burger 2 — the original movie sequel to the iconic ’90s feature film based on the sketch from the Nickelodeon comedy series “All That” — will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc March 26 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment. It is available now for digital purchase.

The movie premiered on Paramount+ on Nov. 22, 2023.

The sequel follows Dexter Reed (Kenan Thompson) and original cashier Ed (Kel Mitchell) as they reunite in the present day at fast-food restaurant Good Burger with a new group of employees. 

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Special features on disc include:

  • “Home of the Good Bloopers” (Extended Version)
  • “The Comfort Food Classic”
  • “Behind the Scenes with Kenan and Kel”
  • “MEAT the Employees”
  • Q&A with the new crew
  • “Employee Training Video”
  • Good Burger movie recap

Paramount Releasing ‘The Crow’ on 4K Disc for 30th Anniversary

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the supernatural actioner The  Crow on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 7 to mark the film’s 30th anniversary.

Originally released in U.S. theaters on May 13, 1994, the film stars Brandon Lee as musician Eric Draven, who is brutally murdered alongside his fiancée by members of a violent gang.  On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and becomes the supernatural avenger the Crow, setting out on a mission to hunt down everyone responsible.

Production of the film was famously marked by tragedy when Lee was fatally wounded by a prop gun. However, the film was finished in the wake of his death and went on to become a cult classic, spawning three sequels and a TV show.

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‘The Crow’ 4K Steelbook

The film has been remastered and will be available on a 4K Ultra HD disc with new and legacy bonus materials and access to a digital copy of the film. The film will be available in both standard packaging and as a limited-edition Steelbook with a slipcover featuring a cutout of a crow that lifts to reveal a portrait of Brandon Lee with his guitar.

The 4K edition includes a new three-part documentary created for the 30th anniversary called “Shadows & Pain: Designing The Crow,” which features production designer Alex McDowell discussing all aspects of designing film. The chapters are “Angels All Fire: Birth of the Legend,” “On Hallowed Ground: The Outer Realm” and “Twisted Wreckage: The Inside Spaces.”

Also new is a conversation with the late Edward R. Pressman, who discussed his prolific career on the occasion of Sideshow Collectibles’ release of a collectible action figure.

Legacy extras include an audio Commentary with director Alex Proyas, a second commentary by producer Jeff Most and screenwriter John Shirley, a behind the scenes featurette, a profile on James O’Barr, the film’s trailer, deleted footage montage, and three extended scenes — “The Arcade Bombing,” “The Funboy Fight” and “The Shootout at Top Dollar’s.”

Paramount Launching ‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves’ on Blu-ray and DVD April 30

Paramount Home Entertainment will release Lawmen: Bass Reeves on DVD and Blu-ray Disc April 30.

Executive produced by lead star, Oscar-nominated David Oyelowo (Selma, The After), series creator Chad Feehan (“Ray Donovan”) and Taylor Sheridan (“Yellowstone”), the series was the most-watched original content at launch on Paramount+ in 2023, according to the service.

The three-disc Blu-ray and DVD boxed set features all eight episodes and more than two hours of bonus content, including new special features, a behind-the-scenes look at every episode and an exclusive interview with production designer Wynn Thomas (Malcolm X, Hidden Figures, A Beautiful Mind).

The cast also includes Lauren E. Banks (“City on a Hill,” “Gaslit”), Demi Singleton (King Richard, The Deliverance), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant, Cherry), Emmy Award winner Barry Pepper (“The Kennedys,” “61”), Grantham Coleman (“Rustin,” “Bardo”), Shea Whigham (“Gaslit,” “Perry Mason”), Oscar winner Donald Sutherland (Pride & Prejudice, Ad Astra) and Emmy Award nominee Dennis Quaid (Goliath, The Special Relationship)

The story arc follows the journey of lawman Bass Reeves (Oyelowo) and his rise from enslavement to law enforcement as one of the first Black U.S. Marshals west of the Mississippi. Despite arresting more than 3,000 outlaws during the course of his career, the weight of the badge was heavy, and he wrestled with its moral and spiritual cost to his beloved family.

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Paramount Bowing Animated ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 4 on Digital Feb. 5, Blu-ray and DVD April 16

Paramount Home Entertainment Feb. 5 announced digital retail access to adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks — Season 4, with the series available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD April 16.

Currently sitting at a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes social media platform, the series, which debuted in 2020, is about the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the USS Cerritos, in the year 2380. The release includes all 10 episodes from the latest season, in addition to a featurette, and exclusive audio commentaries from cast and crew.

In season four, an unknown force is destroying starships and threatening galactic peace. Luckily, the crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos isn’t worried. Instead, Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, Rutherford and Provisional Ensign T’Lyn are keeping up with their Starfleet duties, avoiding malevolent computers and getting stuck in a couple caves — all while encountering new and classic aliens along the way.

This two-disc collection includes all 10 episodes and features guest stars Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), Andy Richter (“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”), and Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), among others.

Season four will also be available on DVD manufactured on demand.

Extras include five episode commentaries, and the featurettes “Lower Decktionary: Setting Up Season 4” and “Old Friends.”

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Final Season and Complete Series of ‘Jack Ryan’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray April 16

The final season and complete series of “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” which debuted originally on the Prime Video streaming service, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc April 16 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Both will also be available on 4K UHD via manufacture on demand.

In the final season of the series based on the Tom Clancy books, Jack (John Krasinski) is promoted to the new CIA Acting Deputy Director and finds himself on his most dangerous mission yet. He is appointed the daunting task of unearthing internal corruption. As he investigates, Jack discovers the convergence of a drug cartel with a terrorist organization, ultimately revealing a conspiracy much closer to home and testing our hero’s belief in the system he has always fought to protect.

The series also stars Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”), Emmy Award Nominee Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Betty Gabriel (Get Out) and Michael Peña (Cesar Chavez).

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The three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray final season collection includes every episode along with exclusive deleted scenes.

The complete series set features all 30 episodes and exclusive deleted scenes from every season.

Drama ‘The End We Start From’ Available on Digital Feb. 6

The  survival drama The End We Start From will be available to buy or rent on digital on Feb. 6 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Jodie Comer, Joel Fry, Katherine Waterston, Mark Strong and Benedict Cumberbatch star in the portrayal of family survival. When London is submerged by catastrophic floods, a new mother (Comer) is separated from her partner and embarks on a dangerous, remarkable journey across the country in search of safety, all while protecting her baby from the surrounding chaos.

The film is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Megan Hunter.

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