This week, here is what is hitting store shelves or your favorite digital retailer, tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25th!
Ghost In The Shell (Paramount Home Entertainment), Gifted (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment), The Boss Baby (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment), Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) and Emerald City Season One (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment).
Next week: The Circle (Lionsgate Home Entertainment), Colossal (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment), Sleight (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment), The Ottoman Lieutenant (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment), Cop And A Half: New Recruit (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment), Boyka: Undisputed 4 (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
Releasing on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD this week:
Ghost In The Shell (Paramount Home Entertainment):
Ghost In The Shell stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt
Ghost In The Shell synopsis:
“In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.””
4K Ultra HD:
Gifted (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment):
Gifted stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man dedicated to raising his spirited young niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace), a child prodigy. But Frank and Mary’s happy life together is threatened when Mary’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of her overbearing grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) – who has other plans for the girl. You’ll love every moment of this “deeply satisfying” (Edward Douglas, Film Journal International) film, also starring Jenny Slate and OSCAR® Winner Octavia Spencer
The Boss Baby (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment):
The Boss Baby stars: Tom McGrath, Alex Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, Miles Bakshi, James McGrath, Conrad Vernon, ViviAnn yee, Eric Bell Jr., David Soren, Edie Mirman, James Ryan, Walt Dohrn, Jules Winter
The Boss Baby synopsis:
A new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator — a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.
Batman: Mask of The Phantasm:
Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm features the voice talents of: Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach, Abe Vigoda, Dick Miller, John P. Ryan, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Robert Hastings, Robert Costanzo, Mark Hamill
Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm synopsis:
In this animated feature set in the 1940s, the troubled yet heroic Batman (Kevin Conroy) is pitted against a mysterious figure who is rubbing out Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, and who many believe is the caped crusader himself. Batman’s alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is about to get married to the lovely Andrea Beaumont (Dana Delany), who helps him recover from his need to avenge his parents’ murder — meaning that his crime-fighting days may be numbered.
Emerald City Season One (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment):
Emerald City Season One stars: Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Gerran Howell, Jordan Loughran, Vinent D’Onofrio, Mido Hamada, Isabel Lucas, Joely Richardson, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Roxy Sternberg, Vahid Gold,
Emerald City Season One synopsis:
Swept up into the eye of a tornado, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Adria Arjona) is transported to another world – a mystical land where an all-powerful ruler (Vincent D’Onofrio) governs over one kingdom, has outlawed magic, and faces not only the wrath of a growing cauldron of witches but a looming disaster brought on by a mythical force. As Dorothy navigates this dangerous world and uncovers her true destiny, we’ll see that there’s no place like… Oz.
Releasing Next Week (August 1st):
The Circle (STX Films/STX Entertainment):
The Circle stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly and Golden Globe Nominee Bill Paxton (R.I.P.)
The Circle synopsis:
“When Mae (Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics, and ultimately, her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family, and all of humanity.”
The Circle Blu-Ray/DVD Special Features:
- “No More Secrets: Completing The Circle — A Four-Part Series” Featurette
- “The Future Won’t Wait: Design and Technology” Featurette
- “A True Original: Remembering Bill Paxton” Featurette
Going In Style (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment):
Going In Style stars: Michael Caine, Richie Moriarty, Josh Pais, John Ortiz, Jorge Chapa, Matt Dillon, Joey King, Maria Dizzia, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd
Going In Style synopsis:
Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Sleight stars: Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Dule Hill, Storm Reid, Sasheer Zamata, Michael Villar, Brandon Johnson, Cameron Esposito, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Jay Walker, Frank Clem, Mane Andrew
From the producer of Get Out comes a superhero story like you’ve never seen before. Bo (Jacob Latimore, Collateral Beauty) is a young street magician who is left to raise his little sister after his parents pass away. To keep a roof over their heads, he takes on a job selling drugs for psychopathic drug dealer Angelo (Dulé Hill, TV’s Psych). When he realizes he’s in too deep and that he and his sister are at risk, Bo uses his magic to find a way out in this inventive and original film.
The Ottoman Lieutenant stars: Michael Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Haluk Bilginer, Affif Ben Badra, Paul Barrett, Jessica Turner, Peter Hosking
The Ottoman Lieutenant synopsis:
On the brink of the First World War, The Ottoman Lieutenant tells the story of a strong-willed American woman (Hera Hilmar, Anna Karenina) who, frustrated by ongoing injustices at home, follows an American doctor (Josh Hartnett, Black Hawk Down) to a medical mission in the exotic Ottoman Empire. However, her loyalty to both the doctor and the mission’s founder (Ben Kingsley, Schindler’s List) is soon tested when she falls in love withIsmail (Michiel Huisman, Game of Thrones), a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army. With the invading army forces at their doorstep and the world about to plunge into war, she soon realizes that the most dangerous place to be during war, is in love.
Boyka: Undisputed 4 stars: scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov, Brahim Achabbakhe, Paul Chahidi, Petio Petkov, Valentin Ganev, Vlado Mihailov, Martyn Ford, Vladimir Koley
Boyka: Undisputed 4 synopsis:
Scott Adkins returns as Yuri Boyka, the most complete fighter in the world, a man looking for his shot to fight for the ultimate championship belt. After he accidentally kills an opponent in the ring, Boyka reaches out to the fallen opponent’s wife. But when the wife gets kidnapped by a crime kingpin, Boyka must take on a series of lethal opponents in the ring to keep her from a life of servitude.
Blu-Ray/Digital HD combo:
Colossal stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Hannah Cheramy, Nathan Ellison, Sarah Surh
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend (Dan Stevens), is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown where she’s reunited with her childhood friend (Jason Sudeikis). When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. Experience the wildly original film critics are calling, “a great deal of fun” (New York Times).
Cop And A Half: New Recruit stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Wallace Shawn, Lulu Wilson, Gina Holden, Giles Panton, janet Kidder, Jordyn Ashley Olson, Vinent Tong, Reese Alexander, Michael Coleman, Amitai Marmorstein, Elizabeth Bowe, Milo Shandel
Cop And A Half: New Recruit synopsis:
Grizzled veteran detective Mark Simmons (Lou Diamond Phillips) can’t seem to catch the “Badge Bandit” – the city’s serial prankster who’s causing mischief and embarrassing the police. Karina Murphy (Lulu Wilson) is a spunky 12-year-old who dreams of being a cop. She stumbles on Simmons’ stakeout where she proves she’s got serious detective skills and tech-savvy smarts. While Simmons wants to ignore Karina, the police captain does the unthinkable and teams them up. While on their mission to stop the “Badge Bandit,” the unlikely duo goes on a hilarious, action-filled adventure!