‘Creed II’ Stepping Into Retail Ring Digitally Feb. 12, on Disc March 5

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release MGM’s Creed II through digital retailers Feb. 12, and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray March 5.

The sequel to 2015’s Creed and the eighth film in the “Rocky” franchise stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, the icons of boxing who confront their shared legacy when Adonis takes on the son of Ivan Drago, one of Rocky’s greatest adversaries and the man who killed Creed’s father in the ring.

Directed by Steven Caple Jr., Creed II also stars Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, Florian Munteanu, Russell Hornsby and Dolph Lundgren, who returns to the franchise after playing Drago in 1985’s Rocky IV.

The Blu-ray and DVD editions will include the featurette “The Rocky Legacy.”

The Blu-ray version will also include deleted scenes and the featurettes “From Father to Son, Blood Runs Hot,” “Finding the Authentic” and “The Women of Creed II.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack will offer Dolby Vision HDR.

Lionsgate Releasing ‘Backtrace’ on Home Video Feb. 19

Lionsgate will release the action-thriller Backtrace on Blu-ray, DVD and digital Feb. 19. The film is currently available on demand.

The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Modine, Ryan Guzman and Christopher McDonald in the story of the lone surviving thief of a violent armored-car robbery who is sprung from a high-security facility and administered an experimental drug.

The Backtrace Blu-ray and DVD will include the featurette “Making Backtrace” and interviews with the cast and filmmakers.

 

Scream Factory Releasing New Blu-ray of Stallone’s ‘Cobra’

Shout! Factory’s horror imprint, Scream Factory, Jan. 22 releases a new collector’s edition Blu-ray of Sylvester Stallone’s 1986 cult-classic actioner Cobra.

Stallone stars as Lt. Marion Cobretti, aka Cobra, a street-tough, big-city detective who does jobs nobody else wants or dares to do. Directed by George P. Cosmatos, the cast also includes Brigitte Nielsen and Reni Santoni.

The new Blu-ray offers a new 2K scan of the film and several new extras, including “Stalking and Slashing,” an interview with actor Brian Thompson; “Meet the Disease,” an interview with actor Marco Rodriguez; “Feel the Heat,” an interview with actor Andrew Robinson; “Double Crossed,” an interview with actress Lee Garlington; and “A Work of Art,” an interview with actor Art LaFleur.

Additional extras include an audio commentary with Cosmatos, a vintage featurette, photo galleries and the film’s trailers.