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GREMLINS 4K Blu-ray Release Date

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1984’s Gremlins will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1. Directed by Joe Dante (Innerspace, The ‘Burbs)) and written by Chris Columbus (The Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes), the film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo.

Gremlins Blu-ray

Gremlins Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features:

· Filmmakers’ Commentary with Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Special Effects Artist Chris Walas

· Cast Commentary with Director Joe Dante, Zack Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller, and Howie Mandel

· Gremlins: Behind the Scenes Featurette

· Additional Scenes with Commentary

· Photo Gallery

· Theatrical Trailers

· Additional Scenes

· Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent: Making Gremlins

· Gremlins: The Gift of the Mogwai (motion comic)

· The Last Gremlin (motion comic)

· From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures

· Hangin’ with Hoyt on the set of Gremlins

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SHAZAM! – 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Release Date

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Watch all of the powers and none of the practice when “Shazam!” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation,” “Lights Out”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck,” “Tangled”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies, “The Imitation Game”) in the role of DC Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack,” “Driven to Dance”) as Billy Batson.

Own it Early on Digital on July 2

4K, Blu-ray and DVD debut on July 16

Shazam Blu-ray

“Shazam!” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

· Shazam Exclusive Motion Comic

· The Magical World of Shazam

· Super Fun Zac

· Carnival Scene Study, Shazamily Values

· Shazamily Values

· Who is Shazam?

· Deleted Scenes

· Gag Reel

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PET SEMATARY – 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Video-On-Demand Release Date

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Called “the stuff of nightmares” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) and “flat out terrifying” (Erik Davis, Fandango), the chilling new adaptation PET SEMATARY comes home on Digital June 25, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Video-On-Demand July 9 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

PET SEMATARY Blu-ray

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL*

· Alternate Ending

· Deleted and Extended Scenes

· Night Terrors – Family Haunting Visions

o Louis

o Rachel

o Ellie

· The Tale of Timmy Baterman

· Beyond the Deadfall

o Chapter One: Resurrection – Directors, screenwriters and cast discuss bringing this classic back to life

o Chapter Two: The Final Resting Place—A deeper look into finding the right location for the terror to unfold

o Chapter Three: The Road to Sorrow— Inside the film’s tragic themes and creating the iconic cat “Church”

o Chapter Four: Death Comes home—Unearth the creepy elements behind the climax and final scenes of the film

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ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL – 4K ULTRA HD + BLU-RAY™ 3D, BLU-RAY™ & DVD Release Date

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

From Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau, and visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this discarded cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. When deadly and corrupt forces come after Alita, she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

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Alita: Battle Angel Blu-ray™ Special Features

• Alita’s World – get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
o The Fall – a look back at the terrible war that almost destroyed two planets and set the stage for the cyborg warrior Alita’s return 300 years later.
o Iron City – Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
o What it Means to be a Cyborg – hunter-warrior Zapan tracks his mark across Iron City while musing about what it means to be a cyborg.
o Rules of the Game – A high-octane “crash course” in Motorball, introducing the rules, game-play, and the top-ranked players and their arsenal of weapons.

• From Manga to Screen – a behind-the-scenes look into the origins of Yukito Kishiro’s beloved manga, “Gunnm,” and the long road to bring it to life on the big screen.

• Evolution of Alita – how Alita was brought to life, from the casting of Rosa Salazar, to performance capture, and final VFX by WETA Digital.

• Motorball – go inside Iron City’s favorite pastime, from the origins and evolution of the sport, to rules on how the game is played.

• James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and cast Q&A moderated by Jon Landau.

• Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Cooking School: Chocolate – a cooking lesson on how to make delicious chocolate like that seen in the movie.

• 2005 Art Compilation (2019) – James Cameron’s original compilation of concept art for the then-titled “Battle Angel: Alita,” presented with new voiceover and music.

• Scene Deconstruction – view three different stages of the production – the original live action performance capture, the animation stage, and the final Weta VFX from four different scenes
o I Don’t Even Know My Own Name
o Just an Insignificant Girl
o I’m a Warrior Aren’t I?
o Kansas Bar

Alita: Battle Angel DVD Special Features

• Alita’s World – get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
o The Fall – a look back at the terrible war that almost destroyed two planets and set the stage for the cyborg warrior Alita’s return 300 years later.
o Iron City – Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
o What it Means to be a Cyborg – hunter-warrior Zapan tracks his mark across Iron City while musing about what it means to be a cyborg.
o Rules of the Game – A high-octane “crash course” in Motorball, introducing the rules, game-play, and the top-ranked players and their arsenal of weapons.

• From Manga to Screen – a behind-the-scenes look into the origins of Yukito Kishiro’s beloved manga, “Gunnm,” and the long road to bring it to life on the big screen.

Alita: Battle Angel Digital Special Features

• Alita’s World – get a deeper look into the world of Alita: Battle Angel with these dynamic motion comics.
o The Fall – a look back at the terrible war that almost destroyed two planets and set the stage for the cyborg warrior Alita’s return 300 years later.
o Iron City – Hugo gives a guided tour of the Iron City he knows, showing off its dark corners and broken-down neighborhoods.
o What it Means to be a Cyborg – hunter-warrior Zapan tracks his mark across Iron City while musing about what it means to be a cyborg.
o Rules of the Game – A high-octane “crash course” in Motorball, introducing the rules, game-play, and the top-ranked players and their arsenal of weapons.

• From Manga to Screen – a behind-the-scenes look into the origins of Yukito Kishiro’s beloved manga, “Gunnm,” and the long road to bring it to life on the big screen.

• Evolution of Alita – how Alita was brought to life, from the casting of Rosa Salazar, to performance capture, and final VFX by WETA Digital.

• Motorball – go inside Iron City’s favorite pastime, from the origins and evolution of the sport, to rules on how the game is played.

• Musical Themes – Composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) offers an in-depth examination of the key musical themes of his Alita: Battle Angel score.

• Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Cooking School: Chocolate – a cooking lesson on how to make delicious chocolate like that seen in the movie.

• Streets of Iron City – Director Robert Rodriguez gives a set tour of Iron City, with cast and crew insights, and a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s creation.
o Iron City
o Scrapyard
o Ido’s Clinic
o Cathedral
o Ambush Alley
o Vector’s Office and the Factory
o Kansas Bar

• Allies and Adversaries – meet the allies and adversaries that Alita encounters in Iron City.
o Zapan
o Dr. Dyson Ido
o Grewishka
o Nyssiana
o Romo
o McTeague
o Vector
o Chiren
o Hugo

• James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and cast Q&A, moderated by producer Jon Landau.

• Production Materials – explore the initial vision for the movie with art reels from 2005 and 2016.
o 2005 Art Compilation (2019) – James Cameron’s original compilation of concept art for the then-titled “Battle Angel: Alita,” presented with new voiceover and music.
o 2016 Art Reel – Lightstorm Entertainment and Robert Rodriguez’s 2016 compilation of concept art reflecting the design of the final film.

• Scene Deconstruction – view three different stages of the production – the original live action performance capture, the animation stage, and the final Weta VFX cut from four different scenes
o I Don’t Even Know My Own Name
o Just an Insignificant Girl
o I’m a Warrior Aren’t I?
o Kansas Bar
• Theatrical Trailers
o Alita – Official Trailer
o Alita – Battle Ready Trailer

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WONDER PARK – Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Release Date

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Called “a celebration of imagination” (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio) the delightful animated adventure WONDER PARK takes off on Digital June 4, 2019 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD June 18 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Wonder Park Blu-ray

The WONDER PARK Blu-ray Combo pack includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray

· Feature film in high definition

· Bonus Content:

o Gus Yodeling – Deleted Scene

o The Wonder Chimp Channel

o The Pi Song Sing-Along

o Making Noises (It’s Actually a Job?!!)

o June’s Guide to Wonderland

o June’s Welcoming Crew

o Boardwalk Caricatures:

§ Drawing Boomer

§ Drawing the Wonder Chimp Pirate

§ Drawing the Wonder Chimp Princess

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· Feature film in standard definition

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CAPTAIN MARVEL – Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere Release Date

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

At yesterday’s espnW Summit NYC, Marvel Studios hosted a “Captain Marvel” panel and revealed an all-new trailer and in-home release dates for its first female-led franchise film, centered on Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel. The spectacular, 1990s-era Super Hero adventure, which electrified and inspired audiences worldwide and surpassed $1 billion in ticket sales, is available on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere May 28, and lands on Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ June 11.

Captain Marvel Blu-ray

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):

Blu-ray & Digital:

· Alternate Movie Versions

Movie with Intro – An introduction by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
Movie with Commentary – Commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

· Featurettes:

  • Becoming a Super Hero – Follow Brie Larson’s journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
  • Big Hero Moment – Explore how impactful Captain Marvel’s entrance into the MCU is, and how she inspires audiences around the world.
  • The Origin of Nick Fury – Witness some of the MCU’s most significant events through Nick Fury’s eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.
  • The Dream Team – Discover why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct Marvel Studios’ most powerful hero.
  • The Skrulls and the Kree – Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting perspectives in the film.
  • Hiss-sterical Cat-titude – The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw talent it takes to portray such a complex character on-screen.
  • · Deleted Scenes

  • “Who Do You Admire Above All Others?” – Kree Commander Yon-Rogg must answer to the Supreme Intelligence, who questions his leadership ability.
  • Starforce Recruits – Yon-Rogg lectures a roomful of students on the Kree’s mission to defend all nations from the scourge of the Skrulls.
  • Heading to Torfa – Vers (Danvers) and her fellow Starforce members banter as they prepare for their rescue mission to Torfa.
  • “What, No Smile?” – In this alternate version of a scene from the movie, Vers is consulting a map when she receives a dubious offer of assistance.
  • Black Box – Keller attempts to track Vers and Fury after their escape in a quadjet from the Joint USAFA Facility.
  • Rookie Mistake – Novice S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson helps Director Keller out of an embarrassing situation.
  • · Gag Reel – The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from the set.

    Digital Exclusives:

    o Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso – Experience how filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life on-screen through the skill of the Visual Effects team.

    · What Makes a Memory: Inside the “Mind Frack” – What does it take to craft an action-packed sequence for a Marvel Studios film? Nothing short of an epic team effort!

    · Concept Art – Explore artwork from “Captain Marvel” and trace the visual development of characters.

    · On-Set Images – Uncover a trove of behind-the-scenes and production photography.

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    On DVD and Blu-ray May 7, 2019

    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

    THE LEGO MOVIE 2


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    It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a galaxy filled with fantastic planets, strange characters and catchy new songs. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

    Release Date: May 7, 2019

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    WHAT MEN WANT


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    Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. After a wild night out with her girls, she mysteriously gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and new love interest to the test. The film also stars Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Erykah Badu, Max Greenfield, and Tracy Morgan

    Release Date: May 7, 2019

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    US – 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand Release Date

    Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

    Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele follows the success of his blockbuster hit, GET OUT, with the masterfully executed and viscerally terrifying US. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 94%, the film is being hailed as “a colossal cinematic achievement” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker) and is “meant to be watched over and over” (Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine/Vulture). Fans around the world can now untether the truth with more than 50 minutes of bonus features delving deep into the mind of Jordan Peele, his filmmaking process and the symbolism behind US. The global sensation arrives on Digital on June 4, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 18, 2019.

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    EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURE ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM & DIGITAL:

  • Scene Explorations – The making of three iconic scenes from the film including the Tyler house massacre, Jason’s abduction and Adelaide’s underground flashback.
    1. Seven Second Massacre
      It’s a Trap
      I Just Want My Little Girl Back
  • BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:
  • The Duality of US – Jordan Peele goes in-depth on some of the key themes and imagery in US – including Doppelgängers, Hands Across America, The Nutcracker dance scene, rabbits and the infamous 11:11 coincidence.
  • The Monsters Within US – Examine how the great cast were able to find their characters, whether they were playing one of the Wilsons or their sinister doppelgängers.
  • Tethered Together: Making US Twice – Making of a movie is hard. Making a movie where all the main cast play dual roles can be downright mind-bending. In this piece, filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss some of the technical challenges to making the film, as well as some of the design choices for the characters.
  • Redefining a Genre: Jordan Peele’s Brand of Horror – In the space of two films, Jordan Peele has set himself apart as an invaluable artistic voice. Hear cast and filmmakers highlight what makes him so unique, as well as Jordan’s own thoughts on his inspirations and the relationship between horror and comedy.
  • Becoming Red – Using behind-the-scenes footage from between takes, we take a closer look at Lupita Nyong’o’s intense and mesmerizing performance as “Red.”
  • Deleted Scenes
    1. I Am Not Even Near You
      Rabbit Season
      That’s Badass
      Driftwood
      The P is Silent
      I Wanna Go Home
  • We’re All Dying – Hilarious outtakes from the conversation between Winston Duke and Tim Heidecker on the beach.
  • As Above, So Below: Grand Pas de Deux – An extended version of the dance sequence from the film, cutting between adolescent Adelaide at her recital to Red in the Underpass.
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    On DVD and Blu-ray April 16, 2019

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

    GLASS


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    GLASS features “Shyamalan’s eccentric, intimately scaled superhero universe” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times), while offering a closer look at the world of the Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass (Jackson), David Dunn (Willis), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy) as they experience a series of escalating encounters as they escape from an asylum and embark on a thrilling battle of good versus evil. Producers M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum (Get Out, Halloween), Marc Bienstock (Before I Fall), Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit) and executive producer Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity series) reunite with GLASS for “one of the most original comic book movies in recent years” (Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment)

    Release Date: April 16, 2019

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    THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING


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    Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic family-friendly adventure, The Kid Who Would Be King. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, getting bullied at school and told what to do by his teachers, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, with the help of the legendary wizard Merlin, he must unite his friends and school yard enemies into an allied band of knights to defeat the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be and save the world.

    Release Date: April 16, 2019

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    On DVD and Blu-ray April 9, 2019

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

    ON THE BASIS OF SEX


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    Inspired by the incredible true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones), Participant Media’s On the Basis of Sex, distributed by Focus Features, depicts a then-struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a ground-breaking case, she knows the outcome could alter the courts’ view of gender discrimination. Stronger together, Ruth teams up with her husband, Martin Ginsburg (Hammer), to fight for the case that catapults her to become one of the most important public figures of our time

    Release Date: April 9, 2019

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    WELCOME TO MARWEN


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    In this miraculous true story from Academy Award ® winner Robert Zemeckis, a devastating attack leaves Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) shattered. To cope and recover, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous fantasy world, where he draws strength to triumph in the real one. His amazing art becomes a testament to the powerful women who support him.

    Release Date: April 9, 2019

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