Latest ‘Shaft’ Movie Coming Home in September

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the 2019 edition of Shaft digitally Sept. 10, and on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 24.

In the fifth film in the “Shaft” franchise, cyber-security expert John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher) investigates his best friend’s death and gets a lesson in street smarts from his legendary father, John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson).

The cast also includes Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.

Directed by Tim Story, the film earned $21.4 million at the domestic box office.

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The film is a sequel to the franchise’s 2000 installment, also called Shaft, which itself was a remake/sequel to the 1970s “Shaft” films starring Roundtree: 1971’s Shaft, 1972’s Shaft’s Big Score! and 1973’s Shaft in Africa.

The DVD and Blu-ray will include a “Can Ya Dig It? The Making of Shaft” featurette.

The Blu-ray will also include deleted scenes, a gag reel and the three-part documentary A Complicated Man: The Shaft Legacy, comprised of “Part One: A Bad Mother Born,” “Part Two: No Questions Asked” and “Part Three: A Legend of His Time.”

‘What Men Want’ Due on Digital April 23, Disc May 7 From Paramount

The comedy What Men Want, starring Taraji P. Henson, will come out on digital April 23 and Blu-ray combo pack and DVD May 7 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The film earned $50.1 million in theaters.

Ali Davis (Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. After a wild night out with the girls, she mysteriously gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and new love interest to the test. The film also stars Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Erykah Badu, Max Greenfield and Tracy Morgan.

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The digital and Blu-ray combo pack (with a digital copy) releases include more than an hour of bonus features, including a gag reel, deleted and extended scenes, a spoof infomercial featuring Badu, and interviews with the cast. The Blu-ray also features a commentary with director Adam Shankman.