Kevin Hart And Tiffany Haddish Comedy ‘Night School’ Hits Blu-Ray In January

Night School, the Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish comedy which made over $76 million at the box office, hits Blu-ray and DVD January 1 via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The project centers on Teddy Walker (Hart), a salesman who is trying to get his GED and find a new job. Teddy’s keeping his night school activities secret from his rich fiancée (Megalyn Echikunwoke), but that isn’t the least of his problems. With a no-nonsense teacher named Carrie (Haddish) giving him the business and Teddy’s old rival Stewart (Taran Killam) serving as the school principal, Teddy’s education journey is headed for disaster.

Special features on the Blu-ray include an extended cut of the film, an alternate opening, deleted scenes, featurettes and a gag reel (the DVD also has the extended cut, alternate opening and deleted scenes).

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‘Smallfoot’ With Channing Tatum Lands On Blu-Ray And DVD In December

Smallfoot, an animated feature that made over $204 million in worldwide box office, hits Blu-ray and DVD December 11 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The digital release is set for December 4.

The storyline centers on a young Yeti named Migo (Channing Tatum) who discovers a human being (which the fellow Yetis call the “smallfoot”) named Percy (James Corden). Along with Migo and Percy’s friendship comes the realization that there is a whole wide worlds outside the snowy village of the Yetis! Zendaya, Common, and LeBron James are among the featured voice actors in the flick.

Special features on Smallfoot’s Blu-ray version include featurettes (“Migo in the Secret of the Yeti Stones,” “Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot”), music videos (“Finally Free,” “Moment of Truth,” “Wonderful Life: In 28 Languages, Sung Around The World”), a sing-along segment, and theatrical promos. The DVD version contains the “Yeti or Not” featurette.

 

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Comedy Classic ‘The Jerk’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary With December Blu-Ray Release

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, The Jerk will be released on Blu-ray via Shout Select on December 18. The feature, which marked Steve Martin’s feature film debut, centers on Navin Johnson, the adopted son of a black sharecropping family in Mississippi. Gradually realizing the world is a big place, Navin ventures out to find his “special purpose. The feature, which co-stars Bernadette Peters, was directed and co-written by Carl Reiner (Martin received a story credit). T

This version was remastered from a brand new 2K scan and contains new bonus features. Extras include a conversation with Steve Martin and Carl Reiner, a conversation with writers Michael Elias and Carl Gottlieb, learn how to play “Tonight You Belong To Me,” and The Lost Film Strips of Father Carols Las Vegas De Cordova.

Is The Jerk one of your favorite Steve Martin films? Feel free to comment below!

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‘The Predator’ Targets Blu-Ray And DVD Release In December

The Predator, starring Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) and Boyd Holbrook (Logan) , hits Blu-ray and DVD December 18. Movie buffs who can’t get enough of the franchise can also purchase the Predator 4-Movie Collection, which features Predator, Predator 2, Predators, and The Predator. The flick’s digital release is set for November 27. 

The Predator centers on a group of ex-soldiers (led by Holbrook) and an evolutionary biology professor (Olivia Munn) who are attempting (probably in vain) to stop the universe’s most lethal hunters from ravaging the human race. Shane Black, whose credits include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, directs the flick.

Special features include deleted scenes, a gallery, and several featurettes (“A Touch of Black,” “Predator Evolution,” “The Takedown Team,” and “Predator Catch-Up.”

Are you a fan of the Predator franchise? What’s your favorite installment? Feel free to comment below.

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Kore-eda Thriller ‘The Third Murder’ Lands Blu-Ray Release In November

The Third Murder, the latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Kore-eda (Our Little Sister, After The Storm), hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 13. The thriller centers on Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama), a high powered attorney who is defending a murder-robbery suspect named MIsumi (Kōji Yakusho). Initially hesitant at taking the job since Misumi has given a full confession and is a former convict, Shigemori eventually believes his client may be innocent after all. Kore-eda’s latest film Shoplifters (The Third Murder came out in 2017) won the coveted Palme d’Or and is Japan’s official submission for Oscar consideration (Best Foreign Language Film).

Special features on the disc include the short film (and “Best Short Film” winner at Cannes in 2017) A Gentle Night, a making-of-featurette, and a message from the cast.

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‘The Nun’ Conjures Up Blu-Ray and DVD Release In November

The Nun, one of this year’s biggest hits with a worldwide box office take of $361 million, hits Blu-ray and DVD December 4 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (the digital release is set for November 20).

The project, which is the fifth film to spotlight The Conjuring universe, centers on a priest (Demian Bichir) and novitiate (Taissa Farmiga, sister of The Conjuring actress Vera Farmiga) are sent to Romania to investigate an abbey where a young nun committed suicide. The narrative also provides a deeper look into Valak, the demonic nun featured in The Conjuring 2. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is the film’s director, with Gary Dauberman (he also penned Annabelle) serving as the screenwriter.

Special features include 10 minutes of deleted scenes and the featurettes “A New Horror Icon,” “Gruesome Planet, and “The Conjuring Chronology.”

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