The romance After We Collided topped the Vudu chart and the Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged led the FandangoNow chart the week ended Oct. 25.
Both are transactional video-on-demand services owned by Fandango.
Based on the 2014 novel, After We Collided follows the romance of two young lovers. The title came in at No. 2 on the chart at FandangoNow, where consumers can rent or buy a two-movie collection of the previous film After and After We Collided at a discount.
In Unhinged, Crowe plays a mentally unstable man who pursues a female driver in an extreme case of road rage. That title landed at No. 2 on the Vudu chart.
The Russell Crow thriller Unhinged arrives on Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD, digital and on demand Nov. 17 from Lionsgate.
Oscar-winner Crowe (2000, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Gladiator) stars alongside Caren Pistorius (Slow West, Mortal Engines, Gloria Bell), Primetime Emmy nominee Jimmi Simpson (2018, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, “Westworld”), and Gabriel Bateman (Playmobil: The Movie, Child’s Play, TV’s “The Dangerous Book for Boys”).
The psychological thriller explores road rage. Rachel (Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel finds herself, and everyone she loves, the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons.
Bonus features include audio commentary with director Derrick Borte, cinematographer Brendan Galvin, production designer Fredrick Waff and costume designer Denise Wingate and the “This Side of Rage” featurette.
Shout! Factory in conjunction with IFC films has announced the Sept. 8 release of True History of the Kelly Gang, an Australian Western that follows the story of legendary outlaw Ned Kelly.
The film will be making its Blu-ray debut, and is available for preorder now from ShoutFactory.com.
An adaption of the 2000 novel of the same name by Peter Carey, True History of the Kelly Gang is a highly fictionalized account of the life of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly (George McKay, 1917, Ophelia) and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s. It is ostensibly written by Kelly to his fictional daughter.
It all begins when Ned Kelly’s mother (Essie Davis, The Babadook, Game of Thrones) sells him off into the hands of the notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe, Gladiator, L.A. Confidential), where the young bandit discovers he comes from a line of warriors called the Sons of Sieve. Fueled by his roots and an appetite for revenge, Ned Kelly leads an anarchist army to wreak havoc on their oppressors.
Paramount Home Entertainment will re-release Best Picture Oscar winners Braveheart and Gladiator as Steelbook 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo packs June 16.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, 1995’s Braveheart stars Mel Gibson, who also directed, as William Wallace, who rallies Scotland to fight for liberation from English rule. The 4K Steelbook includes access to a digital copy of the film and previously released commentary by Mel Gibson on both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray presentations, along with more than two hours of previously released bonus content, including interactive timelines, a making-of documentary, multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.
Director Ridley Scott’s 2000 film Gladiator celebrates its 20th anniversary. It stars Russell Crowe as a Roman general who is betrayed by a corrupt prince (Joaquin Phoenix) and comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. The 4K Steelbook includes access to a digital copy of the film and both theatrical and extended versions of the feature on 4K Ultra HD, along with two separate commentaries. The two Blu-ray Discs included in the set boast over four hours of previously released bonus content, including commentaries on both versions of the film, a comprehensive documentary about the making of the movie, featurettes, deleted scenes, and more.
Indie home entertainment distributor Shout! Factory has set a Dec. 3 release date for Caspar Mazzotti and Paul Phelan’s film Turtle Odyssey: Bunji’s Big Adventure. The 2018 documentary will be available as a 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack with regular Blu-ray, and on DVD.
The Australian film, which is narrated by Russell Crowe, features the unique lifecycle of a sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean. The film follows Bunji from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meeting various different creatures and having some wild encounters. She eventually migrates back to the beach she was born to lay her eggs that are the foundation for the next generation.
Turtle Odyssey, which grossed over $135,000 in the Australian box office, utilizes the new Imax Enhanced technology, which offers an expanded aspect ratio and immersive sound for an enhanced viewing experience.