‘The Miracle Season’ Due on Disc and Digital July 31 From Fox

The sports film The Miracle Season, starring Helen Hunt, will come out on DVD and digital July 31 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and LD Entertainment.

Based on the true story, the film follows the Iowa City West High School girls’ volleyball team as they struggle to compete after the tragic death of their star player, Caroline “Line” Found. They are assisted by a tough-love coach (Hunt) and Caroline’s iron-willed father (William Hurt).

Special features include the featurette “Star Player,” promotional trailers and a photo gallery.

‘Red Sparrow’ Coming Out on Disc May 22

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has set a May 22 release date for Red Sparrow, a suspense-driven spy drama starring Jennifer Lawrence.

The film will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Disc, and DVD.

As of April 15, Red Sparrow has earned $46.5 million in U.S. theaters.

Lawrence portrays Dominika, a former ballerina forced to enter Sparrow School, a secret government program that thrusts her into a treacherous espionage game between Russia and the CIA. She emerges trained as a lethal agent, but is trapped in a world she desperately wants to escape.

The film was directed by Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and features a supporting cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mary-Louise Parker, Charlotte Rampling and Joely Richardson. Bonus material takes viewers inside the making of the film, exploring source material with the author, cast and director commentary, deleted scenes and more.

All three disc releases comes with director commentary and deleted scenes (with optional commentary by director Lawrence). The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc also include the following:

  • “A New Cold War: Origination and Adaptation”
  • “Agents Provocateurs: The Ensemble Cast”
  • “Tradecraft: Visual Authenticity”
  • “Heart of the Tempest: On Location”
  • “Welcome to Sparrow School: Ballet and Stunts”
  • “A Puzzle of Need: Post-Production”
  • Movies Anywhere Digital Code

    

Final ‘Maze Runner’ Installment Due on Digital April 10, Disc April 24

Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the final installment in the series based on the books, will be released on digital and Movies Anywhere April 10 and 4K Ultra HD Disc, Blu-ray Disc and DVD April 24 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The film earned $57.4 million at the box office.

Fans who purchase Maze Runner: The Death Cure on disc will get an exclusive 24-page prequel origins comic book written by screenwriter T.S. Nowlin. The trilogy boxed set, also due April 24 on Blu-ray and DVD, includes the three films in the series and the exclusive comic book. The Blu-ray trilogy will include an exclusive bandana chosen by fans.

In the conclusion to the “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final mission. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all.

Release special features include:

  • Four featurettes, “The Final Run,” “Dystopia,” “Allies Reunited,” “A Look Back” and “Going Out on Top” (Blu-ray and digital only);
  • Deleted and extended scenes with optional audio commentary by Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin and Joe Hartwick Jr. (Blu-ray and digital only);
  • A gag reel (Blu-ray and digital only);
  • Visual effects with optional commentary (Blu-ray and digital only);
  • Audio commentary by Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin and Joe Hartwick Jr. (on DVD, Blu-ray, UHD, and digital, but not boxed set); and
  • Picture gallery of more than 300 images (Blu-ray and digital).

Einstein Biopic Series ‘Genius’ Due on DVD April 17

National Geographic’s first-ever scripted series, “Genius,” about the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein, will hit DVD April 17 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Geoffrey Rush stars as Einstein in the series from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

Special features include:

  • “Meet the Characters,”
  • “Einstein’s Love Life,”
  • “Einstein’s Escape From Hitler,”
  • “The Making of Genius,”
  • “Behind the Scenes with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
  • “Behind the Scenes with the Cast,”
  • “Costumes and Makeup,”
  • “What Does ‘Genius’ Mean?,”
  • “Two Einsteins.”

‘Archer,’ ‘The Americans’ Season Sets Headed to DVD

Twentieth Century Fox in March will release two season sets of acclaimed FX TV series on DVD only.

Season 8 of “Archer” will be issued on disc on March 20, followed a week later, on March 27, by season five of “The Americans.”’

The eighth season of “Archer,” known as Archer: Dreamland, consists of eight episodes, with a total run time of 173 minutes. The animated series revolves around secret agent Archer, who in season eight — the first to air on FX sister channel FXX — is cast as a sleuth in 1940s Los Angeles searching for his partner’s killer. The DVD set includes audio commentary on the episodes “No Good Deed,” “Ladyfingers” and “Auflosung” by Amber Nash, Lucky Yates and Casey Willis.

“The Americans” DVD set consists of  13 episodes that aired on FX from March 7 to May 30, 2017 — a total of 585 minutes of programming. The series, set in Cold War America during the early 1980s, stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple living in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., with their two children. The DVD set includes deleted scenes, a gag reel and previews.

Video and Audio Center Flagship Store Opening, Jan. 25, 2018

Video and Audio Center held a gala opening party Jan. 25 for its new flagship showcase store in the Westfield Century City mall. Video and Audio Center has been introducing new technologies for more than 34 years, and its new store is a new retail concept focused on the customer experience, with towering wall displays and interactive product exhibits.

For more, click here: Video and Audio Center Opens New Flagship Store

Fox Sets Digital and Disc Release Dates for ‘Ferdinand’

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has set release dates for Ferdinand, the 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure movie from the creators of Ice Age and Rio.

The film, based on Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson’s children’s book The Story of Ferdinand, will be available digitally on Feb. 27 through Movies Anywhere and is set for release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc on March 13.

Ferdinand, which grossed just under $80 million in U.S. theaters, was released theatrically in mid-December 2017.  It was produced by Blue Sky Studios, Davis Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Animation.

The film is centered around the title character, a giant bull who is torn from his home after being mistaken for a dangerous beast. He bands together with a team of misfit friends in his quest to return home.