‘Madame Web’ Due on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD April 30

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the Marvel Comics-based Madame Web on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD April 30.

The film, which earned $99.8 million at the global box office, tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures — if they can all survive a deadly present.

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Extras on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and digital include a gag reel; Easter eggs; “Oracle of the Page”; “Fight Like a Spider”; “Future Vision”; “Casting the Web”; and a deleted scene. Extras on the DVD include “Future Vision” and “Casting the Web.”

Sony to Bow Dramedy ‘Downtown Owl’ Digitally April 23

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the dramedy Downtown Owl for digital purchase April 23.

In the film, searching for a break from her cosmopolitan life in Milwaukee, Julia Rabia (Lily Rabe) arrives in the closeknit Reagan-era town of Owl, North Dakota, for a one-semester high school teaching job. But when the small town turns out to be a wonderland of second-string poets, smoldering Marlboro Men, and a social hierarchy that echoes high school, Julia doesn’t know if she’s come to town to get away from home or to find it.

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Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, Henry Golding and Finn Wittrock also star in this Great Plains dark dramedy directed by Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater and based on the novel by Chuck Klosterman.

 

Comedy ‘Book of Clarence’ Due on Blu-ray Disc and DVD March 26

The comedy The Book of Clarence will be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD March 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the film, streetwise but struggling, Clarence (LaKeith Stanfield) is trying to find a better life for himself and his family, make himself worthy to the woman he loves, and prove that he’s not a nobody. Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah and his apostles, he risks everything to carve his own path to a divine life, a journey through which he finds redemption and faith, power and knowledge.

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Special features include:

  • commentary with Jeymes Samuel and LaKeith Stanfield
  • “Band of Brothers: Meet the Cast”
  • “Song of Songs: An Epic Collaboration”
  • “The Gospel of Jeymes: On the Set with Jeymes Samuel”
  • “Book 4: Making the Film”
  • deleted scenes (on Blu-ray and digital only)

 

The film has been available through digital retailers since Feb. 6.

Sony’s ‘Madame Web’ Available for Premium Digital Rental and Sale

The Marvel Comics-based actioner Madame Web is available for premium digital rental and sale — a month after its Feb. 14 theatrical debut — from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film earned $43 million at the domestic and $96.9 million at the global box office.

Part of Sony’s franchise of “Spider-Man” characters, the film tells the standalone origin story of a Marvel heroine and stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures — if they can all survive a deadly present.

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Digital extras include a gag reel, Easter eggs, “Oracle of the Page,” “Fight Like a Spider,” “Future Vision,” “Casting the Web,” and a deleted scene. 

 

Sony to Release Rom-Com ‘Anyone But You’ on Disc March 12

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the romantic comedy Anyone But You on Blu-ray Disc and DVD March 12. 

The film, which has earned $207.6 million at the global box office, has been available for digital purchase since Feb. 20.

In the rom-com, Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell) look like the perfect couple, but after an amazing first date something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold — until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.

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Special features include “He Said She Said”; “Everyone Down Under”; outtakes and bloopers; deleted scenes; “ASMR Pickup Lines”; and “Aussie Snacks.”

‘American Hustle’ Headed to 4K Ultra HD Steelbook May 21

The 2013 Oscar-lauded feature American Hustle will be released in a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook combo pack on May 21 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in time for its 10th anniversary.

The combo pack includes the film on 4K Ultra Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc and digital.

The crime drama earned a global gross of $251 million on a budget of $40 million and picked up 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

In the film from director David O. Russell, scam artists and lovers Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) are entrapped by ambitious FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) and coerced into participating in a major sting operation that hinges on snaring crooked politician Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) and his associates. Complicating matters is Irving’s wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), who could bring the whole operation crashing down around them all. 

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The film is presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision, featuring English Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio, with HDR and Atmos approved by director David O. Russell. Special features on the 4K disc include 15 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes and the theatrical trailer. Special features on the included Blu-ray Disc are 11 deleted and extended scenes and “The Making of American Hustle.”

Civil War Epic ‘Glory’ Available as 4K Ultra HD Steelbook June 4 for 35th Anniversary

The 1989 Civil War epic Glory will be released as a 4K Ultra HD Steelbook June 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for its 35th anniversary.

The story of the first Black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, Glory stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Academy Award-winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.

The film also picked up Oscars for Best Sound and Best Cinematography.

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The 4K disc includes the film restored from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision and English Dolby Atmos + 5.1 + 2-channel surround, as well as the theatrical trailer and a visual feature-length commentary. Extras on the Blu-ray Disc include a director’s commentary; deleted scenes with commentary; a virtual Civil War battlefield interactive map; the documentary “The True Story Continues”; “The Voices of Glory” featurette; and “The Making of Glory” featurette.

‘Steel Magnolias’ Debuting on 4K Ultra HD Disc April 23 for 35th Anniversary

The comedic drama Steel Magnolias is debuting on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc April 23 for its 35th anniversary from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts star as friends and family in the story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton (Roberts), newly married and joyfully pregnant, despite the fact that her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified and angry at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M’Lynn Eatenton (Field) looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death in order to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.

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The release is newly remastered in 4K resolution from the original camera negative with Dolby Vision and new Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + 2-channel surround. Special features include the “Steel Magnolias” 1990 TV Pilot; a director’s commentary; “In Full Bloom: Remembering Steel Magnolias”;
10 deleted scenes; and the theatrical trailer.

Drama ‘Freud’s Last Session’ Available for Premium Digital Rental and Sale

The drama Freud’s Last Session, starring Anthony Hopkins, is available for premium digital rental and sale from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the film set in London on Sept. 3, 1939, as the world is on the brink of war, in his final days Sigmund Freud (Hopkins), a recent escapee with his daughter from the Nazi regime, receives a visit from the formidable Oxford Don, author C.S. Lewis (Matthew Goode).

On this day, two of the greatest minds of the 20th century engage in a monumental session over the belief in the future of mankind and the existence of God.

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Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Strange Way of Life’ Available on Digital and DVD Feb. 13

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Strange Way of Life, a short film by director Pedro Almodóvar, on DVD and for digital purchase on Feb. 13.

In the film, after 25 years, Silva (Pedro Pascal) rides a horse across the desert to visit his friend Sheriff Jake (Ethan Hawke). A lifetime after their shared stint as hired gunmen, they celebrate their reunion. However, the next morning, it is revealed the trip is not to revel in the memory of their friendship.

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The film earned a more than $1 million at the box office.