‘King of Staten Island’ Available to Own Digitally Aug. 11, on Disc Aug. 25

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release The King of Staten Island through digital retailers Aug. 11, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 25.

Directed by Judd Apatow, the film is inspired by the life of comedian Pete Davidson, who also stars.

Scott (Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister (Maude Apatow) heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother (Marisa Tomei) and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with his buddies and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey (Bel Powley). When his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter (Bill Burr), it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

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Originally slated for theatrical release, the film was instead released through video on demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The disc and digital sellthrough versions include more than two hours of bonus materials, including alternate endings, deleted scenes, a gag reel, a “Line-o-Rama” compilation, the film’s trailer, “Video Calls,” feature commentary with Apatow and Davidson, and several featurettes:

  • “The Kid From Staten Island” —Davidson and Apatow sit down for a discussion about the movie, their experiences working together, and what it meant to film a movie inspired by Davidson’s life.
  • “Judd Apatow’s Production Diaries” — Apatow speaks to camera, giving the daily “scoop” on set and discussing the scenes at hand.
  • “You’re Not My Dad: Working With Bill Burr” — Apatow discusses how Burr was perfect for the role of Ray Bishop, while Burr discusses his favorite moments acting alongside Davidson and the meaningful relationship that their characters form.
  • “Margie Knows Best: Working With Marisa Tomei” — Apatow describes the honor he had of working with Tomei, who plays Davidson’s fictional mom. Davidson, his real mother, and other cast and crew also describe their reactions to Tomei.
  • “Friends With Benefits: Working With Bel Powley” — Powley describes her friendship with Davidson, getting the role of Kelsey in the film, and what it was like navigating her character’s push and pull relationship with Scott.
  • “Sibling Rivalry: Working With Maude Apatow” — Maude Apatow discusses what it was like playing Claire, a character based on Davidson’s real sister. Also, Pete and Judd discuss the real elements of the brother/sister relationship that are reflected in the movie.
  • “Best Friends: Working With Ricky, Moises, & Lou” — Ricky Velez, Moises Arias and Lou Wilson discuss their characters, the chemistry of Scott’s best friend group, and what it was like working with each other on set.
  • “Papa: Working With Steve Buscemi” — Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, and filmmakers reveal why Steve Buscemi was the perfect man for the part of Papa, and discuss the integral role his character plays in the film.
  • “Friends of Firefighters Stand-Up Benefit” — Watch the benefit comedy show, featuring Bill Burr, Ricky Velez and Lynne Koplitz, that Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson hosted while making the movie. All proceeds went to the Friends of Firefighters organization.
  • “Scott Davidson Tribute” — Pete’s father, Scott, was a member of the FDNY and was tragically lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson and his family, plus former friends and co-workers of Scott, share stories in honor of the man they knew.
  • “Who Is Pete Davidson?” — Pete Davidson’s family, friends, and the filmmakers discuss their hopes of what will come from the release of The King of Staten Island, while Pete and Judd share why it was so important to Pete to make this film.
  • “The Firehouse” — Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson discuss what it was like shooting scenes in a real firehouse and the responsibility they felt to capture the environment authentically.
  • “Pete’s Casting Recs” — Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson discuss how Pete’s decision to cast a large group of his friends was beneficial to achieving the goal of the movie. Plus, Pete’s friends discuss their relationships with Pete and their experiences working on the film.
  • “Pete’s ‘Poppy’ (Grandpa)” — Judd Apatow shares his experiences directing Pete Davidson’s grandfather in his acting debut.

 

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‘Scoob!’ Tops Redbox Disc Rentals for Second Week

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! remained in the top spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Aug. 2. The animated film was released on disc July 21 after a premium VOD run.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s You Should Have Left was the No. 2 disc rental and debuted at No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions.

Warner’s direct-to-video Deep Blue Sea 3 was the No. 3 title on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. Redbox offers early availability of the disc, which will be widely released Aug. 25.

Lionsgate’s Survive the Night was the No. 4 title on the disc rental chart and No. 10 on the digital chart.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour, the top On Demand title the previous three weeks, slipped to No. 2 on that chart. It was No. 5 on the disc chart.

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Rounding out the top five on the On Demand chart were Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot at No. 3, Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man at No. 4 and Lionsgate’s The Outpost at No. 5.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Aug. 2:

  1. Scoob! — Warner
  2. You Should Have Left — Universal
  3. Deep Blue Sea 3 — Warner
  4. Survive the Night — Lionsgate
  5. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  6. Grand Isle — Screen Media
  7. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  8. Force of Nature — Lionsgate
  9. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  10. Becky — Redbox

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Aug. 2:

  1. You Should Have Left — Universal
  2. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  3. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures
  4. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  5. The Outpost — Screen Media
  6. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  7. Force of Nature — Lionsgate
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  9. The Secret: Dare to Dream — Lionsgate
  10. Survive the Night — Lionsgate

 

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‘Scoob!’ Scampers to Top of Redbox Rental Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Scoob! took over the top spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended July 26. The animated film was released on disc July 21 after a premium VOD run.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour stayed at No. 1 for a third consecutive week on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions. It was No. 3 on the disc chart.

Lionsgate’s Survive the Night was the No. 2 title on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. It was No. 4 on the digital chart.

Redbox’s own Becky slipped to No. 4 on the disc rental chart.

Lionsgate’s Force of Nature was No. 5 on both the disc and digital charts.

Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man was No. 3 on the digital chart and No. 6 on the disc chart.

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The No. 2 On Demand title was Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, which was No. 8 on the disc chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended July 26:

  1. Scoob! — Warner
  2. Survive the Night — Lionsgate
  3. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  4. Becky — Redbox
  5. Force of Nature — Lionsgate
  6. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  7. The Hunt — Universal
  8. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level — Sony Pictures
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended July 26:

  1. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  2. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  3. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  4. Survive the Night — Lionsgate
  5. Force of Nature — Lionsgate
  6. The High Note — Universal
  7. The Outpost — Screen Media
  8. The Hunt — Universal
  9. 3 Days to Kill — Relativity
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount

 

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‘Back to the Future’ Trilogy Travels to 4K Ultra HD Oct. 20 for 35th Anniversary

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy, containing all three movies in the series, Oct. 20 on 4K Ultra HD to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of the first film.

All three “Back to the Future” films will also be available on 4K Ultra HD digitally for the first time ever. The trilogy will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD.

The release comes in time for “Back to the Future Day” Oct. 21.

In 1985, Director Robert Zemeckis, executive Producer Steven Spielberg and producer/screenwriter Bob Gale began the three-part journey with Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and a time traveling DeLorean to the past, present and future, setting off a time-shattering chain reaction that disrupts the space-time continuum.

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The collection, featuring discbook packing, comes with a bonus disc with more than an hour of new content, such as rare audition footage from actors Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. Thomas Howell; a tour of the film’s props and memorabilia hosted by Gale; a sneak peek at the new musical show; and a special episode of the YouTube series “Could You Survive The Movies?”

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Exclusives include the 4K trilogy with levitating hoverboard replica at Amazon, the Blu-ray trilogy with levitating hoverboard replica at Target, and steelbook editions at Best Buy.

 

‘Trolls World Tour’ Leads Disc Sales for Second Week

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour led the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended July 18. It was the second consecutive week in the top spot for the DreamWorks Animation sequel.

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which has hovered near the top of the charts since its May 19 disc release due to a dearth of major new releases in the pipeline, climbed back to No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart and maintained the No. 3 spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 2 Blu-ray Disc seller was the Criterion Collection’s new Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits boxed set, a compilation of five of the martial arts superstar’s most notable movies: The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon and Game of Death. The set, which was released only on Blu-ray, ranked No. 13 overall.

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Rounding out the top five on the overall chart were a number of older titles: Warner’s 2018 Clint Eastwood crime drama The Mule at No. 3, Paramount’s Top Gun at No. 4, and Universal’s Jaws at No. 5.

The Blu-ray disc chart had Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot at No. 4 (No. 15 overall) and Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at No. 5 (No. 22 overall).

The semi-annual Barnes & Noble Criterion sale helped push many of the boutique distributor’s Blu-rays into the Top 25 Blu-ray Disc rankings. In addition to the Bruce Lee set, Criterion’s Blu-ray of the 1985 Russian war drama Come and See landed at No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart, followed at No. 12 by Criterion’s new Blu-ray of the 1953 sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds. The recent Criterion version of 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel hit No. 22, while last year’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire was No. 24, and the recent special edition of 1963’s The Great Escape was No. 25.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 19 also saw Trolls World Tour in the top spot for a second week. Redbox’s Becky moved up a spot to No. 2.

Rounding out the top five rentals were Universal’s The Invisible Man remake at No. 3, Lionsgate’s Force of Nature at No. 4, and Paramount’s Body Cam, new to disc, debuting at No. 5.

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‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops ‘Watched at Home’ Chart for Third Week

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour, distributed by Universal Pictures, topped the weekly “Watched at Home” chart the week ended July 18.

It’s the animated sequel’s third week atop the chart that  tracks transactional video activity compiled from studio and retailer data through DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. The film was released for digital sellthrough June 23, and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD disc July 7.

Screen Media’s VOD war film The Outpost remained at No. 2. Based on the 2012 book by Jake Tapper about the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan, the film stars Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood.

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Homebound consumers continued to be enthralled with the TV series “Yellowstone,” the three seasons of which rounded out the top five: season one at No. 3, season three at No. 4, and season two at No. 5.

In fact, the top five were the same as last week, though seasons one and three of “Yellowstone” swapped places.

The top newcomers for the week include Criterion Collection’s Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits Blu-ray boxed set, at No. 9, and the VOD horror movie Relic, from IFC Midnight, at No. 11.

  1. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. The Outpost (Screen Media)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 1 (Paramount)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  5. Yellowstone: Season 2 (Paramount)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  7. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
  8. Bad Boys for Life (Sony)
  9. Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits (Criterion)
  10. The Invisible Man (Universal)
  11. Relic (IFC)
  12. Bloodshot (Sony)
  13. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  14. Birds of Prey (Warner)
  15. 1917 (Universal)
  16. Force of Nature (Lionsgate)
  17. The Gentlemen (Universal/STX)
  18. The Call of the Wild (Disney)
  19. Jungle Beat: The Movie (Sandcastle)
  20. Fantasy Island (Sony Pictures)

 

Source: DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group
Includes U.S. digital sales, digital rentals, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD sales for the week ended July 18

‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops Redbox Charts for Second Week

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls World Tour stayed at No. 1 for a second consecutive week on both Redbox’s disc and digital charts the week ended July 19.

Redbox’s own Becky rose a spot to No. 2 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

Lionsgate’s Force of Nature stayed at No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital rental transactions. It was No. 4 on the disc chart.

Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man was No. 3 on both charts.

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The No. 4 On Demand title was Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, which was No. 9 on the disc chart.

Paramount’s Body Cam was No. 5 on the disc chart, while Screen Media’s The Outpost was No. 5 on the digital chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended July 19:

  1. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  2. Becky — Redbox
  3. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  4. Force of Nature — Lionsgate
  5. Body Cam — Paramount
  6. The Hunt — Universal
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  8. Legacy — ITN
  9. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  10. Bloodshot — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended July 19:

  1. Trolls World Tour — Universal
  2. Force of Nature — Lionsgate
  3. The Invisible Man (2020) — Universal
  4. Bad Boys for Life — Sony Pictures
  5. The Outpost — Screen Media
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog — Paramount
  7. Dolittle — Universal
  8. The Hunt — Universal
  9. 3 Days to Kill — Relativity
  10. The Swing of Things — Lionsgate

 

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Universal’s ‘Trolls World Tour’ Debuts Atop U.K. Official Film Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s animated Trolls World Tour is the gift that keeps giving during the coronavirus pandemic. The $100 million PVOD hit in the United States, entered the United Kingdom retail market at No. 1, outselling the other top-five titles combined on digital downloads.

The sequel to Trolls (2016) stars the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Rachel Bloom alongside a list of music and television stars, including Ozzy Osbourne, James Corden, Mary J. Blige and Kelly Clarkson. In this follow-up to the hugely popular musical film, Queen Barb of the Hard Rock Trolls (Bloom) tries to take over the six Troll Kingdoms — Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock — and it’s up to Queen Poppy (Kendrick) and her friends to unify all Trolls and save their kingdoms.

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Disney’s Frozen II climbed to the second spot, followed by Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sonic the Hedgehog in third. The previous week’s chart topper, Military Wives (Lionsgate U.K.) fell to fourth, while Warner’s Birds of Prey and Joker follow in fifth and sixth. Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle (Universal) dropped to seventh, and eOne’s 1917 finished in eighth.

Disney/Marvel’s record-breaking Avengers: Endgame moved back into the top 10 in the ninth spot following the release of a collector’s edition Steelbook packaged-media release. Finally, Le Mans ’66 (Disney/Fox) climbed to 10th.

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Thriller ‘You Should Have Left’ Arrives on Digital and DVD July 28 From Universal

The psychological thriller You Should Have Left will be available to own on digital and DVD July 28 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

From Blumhouse Productions and writer-director David Koepp (Stir of Echoes), the film stars Kevin Bacon (Patriots DayHollow Man) and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainLes Misérables) as a couple seeking a restful vacation in a remote home in the Welsh countryside. What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a terrifying nightmare when reality begins to unravel, dark episodes from the past resurface, and a sinister force in the house refuses to let them leave.

The film is based on the novel from German author Daniel Kehlmann and is produced by Jason Blum (The Invisible Man, Halloween, Split, Us).

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‘Trolls World Tour’ Dominates Weekly Disc Sales

After weeks without a major new DVD or Blu-ray release, the conditions were ripe for Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour to dominate the national home video sales charts.

Indeed, the DreamWorks Animation sequel easily debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended July 11.

In addition, a combo pack of both “Trolls” movies was No. 2 on both charts.

In fact, with the 2016 Trolls movie on the charts at No. 35, “Trolls” discs accounted for 71% of unit sales among the entire top 50.

No. 3 on both charts was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which has spent six of the past seven weeks as the top-selling disc.

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Paramount’s Top Gun was No. 4 on the overall disc chart, and No. 19 on the Blu-ray chart. The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s The Mule.

The previous week’s top overall seller, Lionsgate’s Force of Nature, slipped to No. 6 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which was No. 23 on the overall chart.

The only other new release of note to crack the charts was a catalog title: the Criterion Collection’s new Blu-ray edition of the 1953 sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds debuted at No. 15 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 61% of Trolls World Tour unit sales, with the 4K Ultra HD version comprising 6% of the total.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 12 also had Trolls World Tour in the top spot, pushing Force of Nature to No. 2.

Rounding out the top five rentals were Redbox’s Becky dropping a pot to No. 3, Universal’s The Invisible Man holding at No. 4, and Universal’s The Hunt down two spots to No. 5.

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