‘Cocaine Bear’ Available for Regular Digital Purchase April 14, on Disc April 18

The horror comedy Cocaine Bear will travel to regular digital purchase (after a premium digital rental and purchase run) April 14, and to DVD and Blu-ray Disc April 18 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film, directed and produced by Elizabeth Banks, is based on the true story of drug smuggler Andrew Thornton II, who on Sept. 11, 1985, jumped from an auto-piloted Cessna after dropping packages of cocaine in the forest near Blairsville, Ga. Thornton died when his parachute failed to open, while much of the coke was believed to have been ingested by a bear, who promptly died. In the movie version, the bear does not die; instead, he becomes addicted to the white powder and embarks on a killing spree while chasing after more.

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Special features on disc and digital include an alternate ending; deleted and extended scenes; a gag reel; “All Roads Lead to Cokey: The Making of Cocaine Bear“; “UnBEARable Bloodbath: Dissecting the Kills,” exploring scenes from rigging to special effects makeup, to some of the actors doing their own stunts; “Doing Lines,” in which the cast and filmmakers read lines from the script to Cocaine Bear, which was a work of art unto itself; and feature commentary with Banks and producer Max Handelman.

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Available for Digital Purchase Sept. 20, on Disc Oct. 25

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release filmmaker Jordan Peele’s latest thriller, Nope, for digital purchase starting Sept. 20, followed by a Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release Oct. 25.

The film has been available for premium VOD rental since late August.

Written by, produced by and directed by Peele, Nope stars Daniel Kaluuya as a Hollywood animal wrangler, who along with his sister (Keke Palmer) start observing unexplained phenomena on their vast Southern California ranch. With the help of a neighbor and former child star turned family theme park ringmaster (Steven Yeun), they attempt to capture the mystery on camera, but chasing the spectacle could bring terrifying consequences. The result is a complex social thriller that unpacks the seeds of violence, risk and opportunism that are inseparable from the romanticized history of the American West and show business.

The cast also includes Michael Wincott and Brandon Perea.

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The film earned $122.2 million at the domestic box office.

Disc extras include deleted scenes, a gag reel, and the featurettes “Call Him Jean Jacket,” about a mysterious entity in the film, and “Mystery Man of Muybridge,” a deep dive into “Eadweard Muybridge’s “The Horse in Motion” and how it relates to the story of Nope.

The Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray editions will also include the 56-minute behind-the-scenes documentary “Shadows: The Making of Nope.”