‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ Tops Redbox Disc and Digital Charts

Universal Pictures’ Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken was No. 1 on both the Redbox disc rental chart and the Redbox On Demand chart the week ended Oct. 1.

The DreamWorks Animation film follows a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed. The film earned $15.8 million at the domestic box office.

Remaining No. 2 on the disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at Redbox’s thousands of red kiosks, was Universal’s Fast X. The “Fast & Furious” sequel was also No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital VOD and sellthrough transactions.

Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 remained the No. 3 disc rental.

The previous week’s top disc rental, Universal’s Sick, fell to No. 4. The pandemic-set slasher film was also No. 10 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

Universal’s Kandahar, a war drama starring Gerard Butler, slid to No. 5 on the disc rental chart.

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Warner’s Barbie fell to No. 3 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

The No. 4 digital title was Warner’s Meg 2: The Trench, the sequel to the action thriller about Jason Statham taking on a giant shark.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Oct. 1:

  1. Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Fast X — Universal
  3. John Wick: Chapter 4 — Lionsgate
  4. Sick — Universal
  5. Kandahar — Universal
  6. The Super Mario Bros. Movie — Universal
  7. The Little Things — Warner
  8. The Ritual Killer — Screen Media
  9. Plane — Lionsgate
  10. Renfield — Universal

 

Top Digital (VOD + Sellthrough), Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Oct. 1:

  1. Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken — Universal/DreamWorks
  2. Fast X — Universal
  3. Barbie — Warner
  4. Meg 2: The Trench — Warner
  5. Jules — Decal
  6. The Exorcists — Asylum
  7. Strays — Universal
  8. The Super Mario Bros. Movie — Universal
  9. The Flash — Warner
  10. Sick — Universal

 

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Sept. 26 Home Entertainment Lineup Includes ‘Elemental,’ ‘Insidious: The Red Door,’ ‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ on Disc, ‘Blue Beetle’ Digitally

Among the new home entertainment releases the week of Sept. 26, Elemental, Insidious: The Red Door and Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, while Blue Beetle becomes available from digital retailers.

Pixar Animation Studios’ Elemental will debut on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 26 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the film will be available as an exclusive from several retailers — a Best Buy Steelbook, a Walmart edition with lenticular box art, and a Disney Movie Club exclusive of the “standard” 4K Blu-ray combo pack. Elemental is set in Element City, where residents of Fire, Water, Earth and Air live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. Directed by Peter Sohn (The Good Dinosaur, “Partly Cloudy” short), and produced by Denise Ream (The Good Dinosaur, Cars 2), Elemental features the voices of Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie as Ember and Wade. The film earned $154.4 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the horror sequel Insidious: The Red Door on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Sept. 26. The film is available now for digital purchase. The fifth installment of the “Insidious” franchise and a direct sequel to 2013’s Insidious: Chapter 2, the film finds the Lambert family seeking to put their demons to rest once and for all. The film stars Patrick Wilson, who also makes his directorial debut, alongside Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne and Andrew Astor. It made $82 million at the domestic box office.

DreamWorks Animation’s action comedy Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken will be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Sept. 26 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film has earned $15.8 million at the domestic box office. Directed by Kirk DeMicco (The Croods), the film’s voice actors include Lana Candor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise), Jane Fonda (Book Club: The Next Chapter80 For Brady), Toni Collette (Knives Out) and Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”). The animated comedy follows a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed. Learning to be an all-powerful sea creature while hiding among humans is hard enough for Ruby, but to make matters worse, her super popular new bestie Chelsea is secretly a mermaid. Mermaids have been battling the krakens for eons to rule the ocean, but Chelsea has come to land to finally put an end to that conflict. However, when Chelsea double-crosses her, Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and “go big” to protect those she loves most.

Paramount Home Entertainment will release Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Season Three on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Sept. 26. A 4K Ultra HD edition of the season will be available manufactured on demand. The series stars John Krasinski as Jack Ryan, the CIA analyst from Tom Clancy’s novel series. In the eight episodes of season three, Jack must race against time across Europe to stop a rogue faction within the Russian government from restoring the Soviet Empire and starting World War III. The Amazon Prime Video original series also stars Wendall Price, Nina Hoss, Betty Gabriel and Michael Kelly.

Allied Vaughn and Warner Bros. will release Pennyworth: The Third and Final Season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Sept. 26. Based on DC’s Batman comics, “Pennyworth” follows the adventures of Alfred Pennyworth decades before becoming Bruce Wayne’s butler. Jack Bannon stars as Alfred, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who has not yet fathered Bruce. In the third season, which was given the subtitle “The Origin of Batman’s Butler,” the action picks up after a five-year time jump. A cultural revolution has changed the world for better or worse — ushering in a new age of superheroes and supervillains.

Also arriving Sept. 26 on DVD and Blu-ray will be Pennyworth: The Complete Series. The show’s cast also includes Emma Paetz, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Dorothy Atkinson, Paloma Faith and Jason Flemyng. The show was presented by Epix for its first two seasons before moving to HBO Max for its third.

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will release the animated movie Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! for purchase through digital retailers in the United States Sept. 26. A DVD of the film will be available that day exclusively from Walmart. In the crossover between the worlds of Scooby-Doo and DC comics, the Justice League have mysteriously vanished and a terrifying phantom has taken up residence in The Hall of Justice. It’s up to Scooby and the Mystery Inc. gang to save the day, with a little help from their new pal Krypto the Superdog. Returning as the voices of the Scooby gang are Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo and Fred Jones, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy Rogers, Kate Micucci as Velma Dinkley, and Grey Delisle as Daphne Blake as well as Wonder Woman. Also featured in the voice cast are P.J. Byrne as J.B., Victoria Grace as Mercy, Charles Halford as Lex Luthor, Nolan North as the Joker and Superman, Tara Strong as Helen, Lois Lane and Harley Quinn, Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy and Perry White, James Arnold Taylor as Jimmy Olsen and Rex Ruthor, and Niccole Thurman as Mayor Fleming. The home release also includes three bonus “Scooby-Doo” episodes: “The Scooby of a Thousand Faces!” with Wonder Woman; “What a Night, for a Dark Knight!” with Batman; and “One Minute Mysteries!” guest starring The Flash. In Canada Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! will be available to purchase digitally Sept. 26 and on DVD Oct. 24 at retailers everywhere.

Nickelodeon, CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment will release Star Trek: Prodigy — Season 1 Episodes 11-20 on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 26. The set includes the 10 episodes from the second half of the first season of the animated series. “Star Trek: Prodigy” follows a group of young aliens who discover the experimental U.S.S. Protostar and fly the starship into space in search of new adventures, aided by a holographic version of Capt. Janeway (Kate Mulgrew). The release includes four collectible art cards and 45 minutes of bonus materials. The episodes are also now available for digital purchase through online retailers. “Prodigy” was recently removed from the Paramount+ streaming service not long after its first season concluded, with the intent to make the episodes available through alternate means.

Disney is releasing Marvel’s Loki: The Complete First Season Sept. 26 in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and regular Blu-ray Steelbooks.

The DC Comics-based feature Blue Beetle will debut for premium digital rental (PVOD, $19.99) and sale (PEST, $24.99) on Sept. 26. The film has earned $69.8 million at the domestic box office. In the DC superhero’s first-ever standalone feature film, recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Blue Beetle. The film will be released on DVD, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc, as well as regular digital, on Oct. 31.

Universal Pictures is releasing My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 through digital retailers starting Sept. 26. In the third “Greek Wedding” film from creator and star Nia Vardalos, the Portokalos family visits Greece for a family reunion. Released in theaters Sept. 8, the film earned $23.8 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the actioner Sniper G.R.I.T. through digital retailers Sept. 26. In the film, when an international terrorist cult threatens global political stability and kidnaps a fellow agent, Ace Sniper Brandon Beckett (Chad Michael Collins) and the newly-formed Global Response & Intelligence Team — or G.R.I.T. — led by Colonel Stone (Dennis Haysbert) must travel across the world to Malta, infiltrate the cult, and take out its leader to free Lady Death (Luna Fujimoto) and stop the global threat. Ryan Robbins and Josh Brener also star in this globetrotting entry to the “Sniper” franchise. It arrives on DVD Oct. 10.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the drama Mending the Line through digital retailers Sept. 26. In the film, John Colter, a wounded veteran, returns to the States still carrying the demons of war, hauntingly disturbed by the everyday expectations of friendships and love interests. In Livingston, Mont., he meets Ike, a surly, headstrong fly-fisherman more than twice his age, and Lucy, a talented photographer turned librarian who reads aloud to veterans, both struggling in their own way. While getting treatment for his wounds, both physical and psychological, Colter wants only to re-enlist, to have something to die for. But the real challenge is finding something to live for. The film stars Brian Cox, Sinqua Walls, Perry Matffeld, Chris Galust, with Patricia Heaton and Wes Studi.

Lionsgate will release the musical biography Dreamin’ Wild on digital and on demand on Sept. 26. The movie features Academy Award recipient Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Noah Jupe (Honey Boy), and Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl,” 500 Days of Summer). Oscar and Primetime Emmy-nominated writer-director Bill Pohlad once again delves into the challenges faced by a musical group in his latest screenplay. In the film based on a true story, Dreamin´ Wild is an album that the brothers Donnie (Casey Affleck) and Joe (Walton Goggins) Emerson recorded as teenagers in 1979 without much commercial success. Almost 30 years later, the brothers are surprised to learn from music executive Matt Sullivan (Chris Messina) that the album has been embraced by a new generation of fans, and that critics are calling it a masterpiece of teenage artistic expression. But Matt’s passion for the brothers’ music crashes into the ghosts of musical prodigy Donnie’s past and the complexities of his present life as a father and struggling business owner with his wife, Nancy (Deschanel). Music, love, family, guilt, and the unforeseen burden of resurfaced dreams intertwine in this captivating true story.  

Well Go USA Entertainment will release the Korean horror film Gangnam Zombie on digital, Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 26. In the wealthy Gangnam district in the heart of Seoul, mass chaos ensues when previously normal people suddenly begin viciously attacking other citizens. The zombie population grows exponentially and spreads throughout the region. Long after injuries forced him to quit the national taekwondo team, an elite former athlete is given one more opportunity to use his talent on behalf of his country as he takes on one final match — this time, against terrifying hordes of the undead. Directed by Lee Su-seong (Memories, House with a Good View), the film stars Ji Il-ju (Blades of Blood), Park Ji-yeon (Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp) from the chart-topping girl group T-Ara, and CHO Kyung-hoon (North Korean Guys). 

BayView Entertainment will release the crime thriller Liar’s Poker on Blu-ray Disc Sept. 26. In the film, Jack (Richard Tyson), a manipulative power player, and his business associates share a volatile relationship. Club owner Vic (Jimmy Blondell), playboy Niko (Paul Sloane) and stooge Freddy (Flea) are all indebted to Jack in one way or another — and he won’t let them forget it. He has connections that could end a career, a relationship — or a life. So, when his wife turns up dead and his accountant turns up missing, Jack’s associates know he’s out for blood. Liar’s Poker won six awards at the Chicago Film Fest, including Best Feature, Best Director and Best Cinematography.

BayView Entertainment will release the drama Thin Skin on Blu-ray Disc Sept. 26. Thin Skin is Ahamefule Oluo’s true-life, music-infused story about keeping it together when you’re falling apart. It follows Aham, a divorced father of two who longs for a career as a musician but must pay the bills with his soul-sucking desk job. His father, a stranger from Nigeria, steps in with opinions on the matter which sends Aham into a tailspin. Directed by Charles Mudede, the film — which had a 2023 theatrical release and won Best Director at the Harlem International Film Festival — stars Ahamefule Oluo, Ijeoma Oluo and Hari K. Kondabolu.

The documentary Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story will be available on DVD Sept. 26 from BayView Entertainment. The film is a behind the scenes look at World Champion and two-time Olympian Randy Gardner. His on-ice life with his pairs skating partner, World Champion and Two Time Olympian Tai Babilonia, is meshed with his very private and very personal off-ice pursuit of his true identity. The film is a story filled with family secrets, closeted sexuality and the price paid to keep it quiet.

Virgil Films will release the documentary Speed Is Expensive: Philip Vincent and the Million Dollar Motorcycle for digital purchase and VOD Sept. 26. When a Vincent sold at auction for $1.2 million in 2018 it became the most expensive motorcycle in the world. Today, riders such as Jay Leno, Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds collect these beautiful machines. Yet its creator, Philip Vincent, died penniless and living in public housing. The Ewan McGregor-narrated Speed Is Expensive is the story of how one man’s obsession with speed cost him everything. It arrives on DVD Oct. 10.

Shout! Studios Sept. 26 releases the GKIDS anime adventure fantasy Lonely Castle in the Mirror on Blu-ray Disc and digital. Directed by Keiichi Hara (Miss Hokusai, ColorfulThe Wonderland) and based on the bestselling novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, Lonely Castle in the Mirror is a drama about the pains of growing up and the unlikely bonds that can bring people together. Shy outcast Kokoro has been avoiding school for weeks when she discovers a portal in her bedroom mirror. She reaches through and finds herself transported to an enchanted castle where she is joined by six other students. When a girl in a wolf mask explains that they have been invited to play a game, the teens must work together to uncover the mysterious connection that unites them. However, anyone who breaks the rules will be eaten by a wolf. Lonely Castle in the Mirror was the first Japanese animated feature to be selected for the Rotterdam International Film Festival, where it had its international premiere, and was nominated for Animation of the Year at the 2023 Japan Academy Film Prize.

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The 1974 crime comedy-drama Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges, arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Sept. 26 from Kino Lorber under its “Studio Classics” line. Directed by Michael Cimino and distributed theatrically by United Artists, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot costars George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach, and Gary Busey. Eastwood and Bridges star as a pair of modern-day outlaws. Thunderbolt (Eastwood) is a former thief whose razor-sharp wits and steely nerves made him a master of his profession, but he’s about to re-enter the criminal world with a new partner: Lightfoot (Bridges), a brash young drifter whose energy and exuberance give the veteran a new outlook on life. Their target: the seemingly impenetrable Montana Armored Depository. After forming an uneasy alliance with Thunderbolt’s former partners in crime, Red Leary (Kennedy) and Eddie Goody (Lewis), they launch an amazing scheme that will test the limits of their endurance, and the power of their friendship. Kino Lorber is packaging the film in a two-disc set. The first disc features the film in 4K Ultra HD, from a new HDR/Dolby Vision master created from a 4K scan of the 35mm original camera negative. The disc comes with an audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton. The second disc has the film on standard Blu-ray Disc, also from a new HD master, and also includes an audio commentary by Pinkerton, as well as a featurette on the film’s characters with director Cimino, radio and TV spots, and the original theatrical trailer.

Kino Lorber on Sept. 26 releases the final two movies in Charles Bronson’s original vigilante “Death Wish” series on Blu-ray Disc.

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown, released theatrically in 1987, finds Charles Bronson reprising his role as architect Paul Kersey, who hit the revenge trail a decade and a half earlier after a group of thugs broke into his house and killed his wife and raped his daughter. He tries to put his past behind him, until a dose of toxic “crack” kills the young daughter of his new girlfriend (Kay Lenz). Vowing to wipe out the entire cocaine network in Los Angeles, he skillfully lures two vicious, competing drug empires into a bloody turf war. But there’s a sinister force behind the scenes (John P. Ryan) with his own diabolical plans for Kersey. The film costars Perry Lopez, Soon-Tek Oh, and Danny Trejo. 

In Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994), Bronson moves back to New York. But when his beautiful fiancée Olivia (Lesley-Anne Down) is killed and her daughter is kidnapped by a kingpin of the underworld, Kersey finds himself back in the vigilante business. His plan to live anonymously is shattered when he learns his fiancée was the victim of a protection racket run by her ex-husband, the psychotic Tommy O’Shea (Michael Parks). One by one Kersey hunts down the criminals. 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the 1998 horror sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer on 4K Ultra HD Sept. 26 for its 25th anniversary. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy, and Mekhi Phifer star in the sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer. In the sequel, Ben Willis, the fisherman who killed the boy who was driving the car when it went off the road in the fatal accident that killed his daughter Sara, is back. He’s in a slicker with a hook in his hand ready to exact bloody justice.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the franchise, Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later will be released in a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook on Sept. 26 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Jamie Lee Curtis returned as Laurie Strode in 1998 for a terrifying reunion with Michael Myers, 20 years after the original Halloween. Now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, Laurie must face the horrifying events of her past as the life of her own son hangs in the balance. Directed by Steve Miner and written by Debra Hill, John Carpenter and Robert Zappia, Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later also stars Josh Hartnett (in his feature film debut), Michelle Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adam Arkin, LL Cool J and horror icon (and mother of Jamie Lee Curtis) Janet Leigh.  Leigh was of course famous for her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later makes multiple allusions to the classic thriller. The release features the remastered film in 4K Ultra HD and access to a digital copy of the film and is presented with original artwork.

Paramount Home Entertainment will release the comedy classic School of Rock in a limited-edition Blu-ray Steelbook Sept. 26 for its 20th anniversary. Starring Jack Black, directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused), and written by Mike White (“The White Lotus”), the film debuted in U.S. theaters on Oct. 3, 2003, and was the No. 1 film in the country its first two weeks, ultimately earning $81.26 million domestically.  In the film, Black stars as Dewey Finn, a guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, Dewey impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. The film’s ensemble cast includes Joan Cusack, Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, Mike White, and a host of young actors, including Miranda Cosgrove, in her feature film debut. The release includes access to a digital copy of the film and nearly an hour of legacy bonus content, including commentary with Linklater and Black, commentary with the kids, a music video and more.

The cult film The Girl From Rio will be released on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray) combo pack Sept. 26 from Blue Underground and MVD Entertainment Group. In the tradition of Barbarella and Danger: Diabolik comes this swinging ’60s action orgy as bisexual super-villain Sumuru (Shirley Eaton, Goldfinger) launches a diabolical plan to enslave the male species with her army of lusty warrior women. But when Sumuru kidnaps a fugitive American playboy, she crosses a sadistic crime boss (Academy Award winner George Sanders, All About Eve, Village of the Damned) and ignites a battle of the sexes. Richard Wyler (The Bounty Killer) and Maria Rohm (Eugenie) co-star in this kinky cult favorite from producer Harry Alan Towers (The Blood of Fu Manchu) and director Jess Franco (Venus in Furs). Also known as Rio 70, Future Women and The Seven Secrets of Sumuru, The Girl From Rio is presented in a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, uncut and uncensored in Dolby Vision HDR.

Lionsgate will release Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave classic Le Mépris (Contempt) as a limited-edition 4K UHD (plus Blu-ray) disc on Sept. 26 for its 60th anniversary. The release features a special introduction by Colin MacCabe, an academic, film producer, and author of Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy. The romantic drama features performances by Brigitte Bardot (…And God Created Woman), Jack Palance (City Slickers) and Fritz Lang (M). Weaving provocative storylines with a stunning visual style, Le Mépris is a movie within a movie. On the surface, the film is about a director (Michel Piccoli) whose wife Camille (Bardot) falls out of love with him while he rewrites an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey for an American producer (Palance). But underneath this tale of a doomed romance lies Godard’s true subject: the commercial film industry, which he skewers in an unforgettable tour de force that is subversive, darkly comic, and completely original.

Film Masters Sept. 26 releases a two-disc collection featuring the schlock, cult favorite The Giant Gila Monster with bonus film The Killer Shrews, which were released as a double-feature bill in 1959.

The Christopher Lee comedy Dracula and Son, the cult film Franky and his Pals, the horror film Footprints and the mystery thriller minseries Private Crimes are due on disc from Severin Films and MVD Entertainment Group Sept. 26.

Dracula and Son is available in a two-disc Blu-ray collection featuring the original director’s cut and the U.S. theatrical version. For his 10th and final screen appearance as Dracula, Christopher Lee starred — speaking fluent French — in this slyly ingenious 1976 horror comedy based on a novel by Claude Klotz (The Hairdresser’s Husband) and directed by Academy Award nominee Édouard Molinaro (La Cage Aux Folles). When the U.S. distributor re-cut and dubbed the film into a broad parody, it was deservedly met with universal disdain. Molinaro’s director’s cut can now be experienced for the first time ever in America, restored in 4K from the original negative with both French and English audio tracks. Bernard Menez (Day for Night), Marie-Hélène Breillat (Last Tango in Paris) and future writer/director Catherine Breillat (Anatomy of Hell) co-star in this satire featuring a score by Vladimir Cosma (Diva) and loaded with vintage and new special features. Special features include audio commentary with Christopher Lee biographer Jonathan Rigby and Hammer historian Kevin Lyons; audio commentary with Kat Ellinger, author of Daughters of Darkness; “Let the Son Shine in,” an interview with actor Bernard Menez; an archival French TV interview with Christopher Lee; “The Molinaro Tapes,” an archival audio interview with director Édouard Molinaro; “Who Was Claude Klotz?,” featuring filmmaker Patrice Leconte on his three-time co-writer and author of the novel Paris Vampire; an archival interview with Claude Klotz at a 1976 presentation of Dracula and Son in Marseille; a trailer; and a TV Spot.

Due on DVD is the cult film Franky and His Pals (1991). In the film, Franky, Drak, Wolfy, Mummy and Humper — the horny hunchback — descend on the small mining town of French Gulch in search of lost gold, but it’s Halloween night, and the monsters soon find themselves caught in the debaucherous festivities of the local townsfolk. Directed by veteran grindhouse and adult film producer Gerald Cormier (Terror Circus aka Barn of the Naked Dead, 101 Acts of Love) and seldom seen beyond the shelves of small-town video shops, this bizarro monster-comedy has finally been resurrected. Special features include “I’m Big Franky,” an interview with actor Eric Weathersbee; “It Wasn’t Me,” an interview with actor/FX artist Keith Lack; “Have You Seen My Wolfie?,” an interview with actor Shawn West; “The Band With No Name,” an interview with members of the Franky and His Pals party band; and the “Radio Beach” music video, featuring members of the Franky and His Pals party band.

The 1975 horror film Footprints is being released on Blu-ray in a two-disc set that includes the American and Italian versions. In this underseen giallo of the ’70s, Florinda Bolkan (A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin, Flavia the Heretic) stars as a freelance translator who wakes one morning missing all memory of her past three days. Will a trail of odd clues lead her to a place where perception and identity are never what they seem? Nicoletta Elmi (Deep Red), Evelyn Stewart (The Sweet Body of Deborah), Lila Kedrova (The Tenant) and Klaus Kinski co-star in this film also known as Footprints on the Moon and directed by Luigi Bazzoni (The Fifth Cord) with cinematography by three-time Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage), now scanned in 4K from the original camera negative. Special features include an introduction by Kier-La Janisse, author of House of Psychotic Women; “To the Moon,” an interview with Actress Ida Galli; “Nicoletta Elmi: Italian Cinema’s Imp Ascendent,” a video essay by film scholars Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Craig Martin; audio commentary for the Italian cut with film historian Kat Ellinger; “Light of the Moon,” an interview with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro; and the trailer.

Finally, due on Blu-ray is the North American premiere of the Italian mystery thriller miniseries Private Crimes. Nearly 25 years after their gialli collaborations Your Vice Is a Locked Room and All the Colors of the Dark, star Edwige Fenech and director Sergio Martino reunited for this four-part,six-hour TV miniseries co-produced by Fenech through her company Immagine E Cinema. In the series, when a prominent businessman is found murdered, an ambitious newspaper reporter (Fenech) and a local police inspector (Ray Lovelock of Almost Human) uncover a bizarre web of small-town corruption, violence and dark secrets, with suspects that include Paolo Malco (The New York Ripper), Annie Girardot (Shock Treatment), Gabriele Ferzetti (The Psychic), Jacques Perrin (Z) and Alida Valli (Suspiria). The miniseries has been scanned in 2K from the original RAI-TV 16mm elements with special features created exclusively for this presentation. Special features include audio commentary for part one with Kat Ellinger, author of All the Colours of Sergio Martino; “Edwige, Queen of Giallo,” an interview with actor/producer Edwidge Fenech; and “Giallo in Lucca,” an interview with director Sergio Martino.

Shout! Studios Sept. 26 releases Natural Born Killers on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray as part of its Shout Select line. The release marks the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut of the 1994 thriller, a controversial film by Oliver Stone about a couple on a murder spree across the country. The three-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc combo pack includes new transfers of both the director’s cut and theatrical cut. Special features include several new interviews, as well as 4K director-approved transfers from the original negative. As fugitive serial killers Mickey and Mallory, Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis play a young couple who share traumatic childhoods. They embark on a cross-country murder spree, all the while glorified by the mass media. The supporting cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Sizemore and Rodney Dangerfield. Best Buy will have an exclusive Steelbook edition of the Natural Born Killers 4K.

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