‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Makes Its Blu-ray And DVD Debut In August

Pokémon Detective Pikachu will hit Blu-ray, 4K UHD Combo Pack, and DVD on August 6, with a digital release set for July 23. For a limited time only each version will include a special Pokémon Trading Card Game card.

The feature, which centers on the adventures Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), also stars Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird), and Suki Waterhouse (Love, Rosie). The feature was a hit for Warner Bros. as it made over $425 million worldwide.

Special features include “Detective Mode” (a Blu-ray exclusive), alternate opening, “My Pokémon Adventure,” the multi-segment featurette “Creating the World of Detective Pikachu,” Mr. Mime’s Audio Commentary, “Ryan Reynolds – Outside the Actor’s Studio,” and the Rita Ora and Kygo music video “Carry On.”

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Keira Knightley Gets Connected With A Different Era In ‘The Aftermath’

Set in 1946, The Aftermath centers on Rachel Morgan (Keira Knightley), a British woman who, along with her colonel husband (Jason Clarke) are living in Hamburg.

This post WWII environment is a tense one, as they live in a house owned by a German widower (Alexander Skarsgard) and his daughter. Based on the novel by Rhidian Brook, the feature was directed by Testament of Youth filmmaker James Kent.

Special features include deleted scenes with optional commentary by Kent, a fist look featurette, and VFX Progressions with optional commentary by Kent.

Click on the media bar to hear Knightley elaborate on why she was interested in exploring the post-WWII era of The Aftermath:

The Aftermath hits Blu-ray and DVD on June 25.

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Epic Romantic Drama ‘Ash Is Purest White’ Lands Blu-Ray And DVD Release In July

Ash Is Purest White, the acclaimed romantic crime drama from Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital July 16 via Cohen Film Collection.

The tale centers on Qiao (Zhao Tao) who is in love with a local mobster named Bin (Liao Fan). During a fight, Qiao fires a gun to protect Bin and ends up in prison for five years. Upon her release, she attempts to find Bin and resume their relationship. The feature, set in the city of Datong and spanning over 17 years, receive critical acclaim during its 2018 premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD versions include a “Directors Dialogue” with Zhangke that was recorded at the 2018 New York Film Festival.

It’s easy to see Zhangke’s attention to shot composition and visual mastery in the images featured in the trailer, and Tao won several awards for her performance (one of the honors came from the Chicago Film Festival). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Box Office Hit ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Lands On Blu-Ray And DVD In August

The Curse of La Llorona hits Blu-ray and DVD on August 6, and the feature’s digital release is scheduled for July 16.

Set in 1973 Los Angeles, the tale centers on a mother (Linda Cardellini) who attempts to save her children from a spirit who is trying to take them away. The ensemble includes Marisol Ramirez (NCIS: Los Angeles), Sean Patrick Thomas (Save The Last Dance), and Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (Selfless).

Directed by newcomer Michael Chaves, the film was budgeted at $9 million made over $121 million worldwide.

Special features include deleted scenes, storyboards, and three featurettes (“The Myth of La Llorona,” “Behind the Curse,” and “The Making of a Movie Monster”).

Were you a fan of this film and are you excited for the feature’s home video release? Feel free to comment below!

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Buster Keaton Classics ‘Sherlock Jr.’ And ‘The Navigator’ Land July Release On Blu-Ray

Buster Keaton’s landmark career gets further exploration from Cohen Film Collection with the July 9 release of Sherlock Jr. and The Navigator on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital.

The two films, featured in The Buster Keaton Collection Volume 2, underwent a 4K restoration and contain modern orchestra scores by Timothy Brock and Robert Israel. Cohen Film Collection’s Volume 1 release, which featured The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr., came out in May.

Both Sherlock Jr. and The Navigator were selected for preservation in the National Film Registry due to their cultural, historical, and “aesthetically significant” contributions to cinema.

The Blu-ray and DVD versions of the disc include the featurettes “Buster Keaton: The Great Stone Face,” “Buster Keaton: The Comedian,” and trailers for both movies.

 

 

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Gremlins Lands 4K Ultra HD Treatment With October Blu-Ray Release

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Gremlins will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1 via Warner Bros. Entertainment. This will be the first time Gremlins will be released in 4K resolution with high dynamic range (HDR).

Helmed by Innerspace filmmaker Joe Dante and penned by Home Alone’s Chris Columbus, the tale centers on a youth named Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) whose new pet Gizmo (voiced by Howie Mandel) multiplies into more mischievous iterations after Billy makes some fateful mistakes. The ensemble includes Phoebe Cates and Hoyt Axton

Special features on the Blu-ray (these extras were available on a previous Gremlins release) include two commentaries, a behind the scenes along with several more featurettes, photo gallery, theatrical trailers, additional scenes, 

Are you excited about the Gremlins 35th anniversary release? Feel free to comment below!

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