Jodie Foster Film ‘The Mauritanian’ to Debut on PVOD March 2

STX Films’ The Mauritanian will debut on premium VOD March 2 at $19.99 for a 48-hour rental period.

The film earned Golden Globe nominations for leads Tahar Rahim and Jodie Foster.

Directed by Kevin Macdonald, The Mauritanian is based on the book Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. It’s the true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi (Rahim) finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley) who battle the U.S. Government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), uncovers shocking truths.

The film also stars Zachary Levi and Saamer Usmani.

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‘Big Little Lies’ Second Season on Disc Jan. 7

The second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies” will be released on DVD Jan. 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. A Blu-ray version will be released by Warner Archive.

The returning cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoё Kravitz. In season two, the “Monterey Five” bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after the events of season one, while Perry’s grieving mother (Meryl Streep) comes to town in search of answers about her son’s death.

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The home video release will include all seven episodes, plus the featurette “The Lies Revealed: A Conversation With the Cast.”

Warner is also releasing a DVD two-pack containing both seasons of the series. The show is also available to own through digital retailers.

 

Universal Releasing ‘Adrift’ Digitally Aug. 21, on Disc Sept. 4

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release Adrift through digital retailers Aug. 21, followed by Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 4.

Based on a true story, the film stars Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games”) as two free spirits struggling to survive in the middle of the ocean after their boat is badly damaged by a hurricane. Adrift earned $31 million at the domestic box office.

Extras include deleted scenes, a commentary with Woodley and director Baltasar Kormákur, theatrical trailers, and three featurettes: “Survival at Sea,” an interview with the cast and filmmakers; “Braving the Elements,” a behind-the-scenes look at filming in the open waters; and “Journey,” a guided tour of the film with Woodley.