‘Princess Mononoke’ Collector’s Edition Set Hits Blu-Ray In May

The animated classic Princess Mononoke, directed buy Hayao Miyazaki, will have a collector’s edition release on Blu-ray on May 19 via Shout! Factory. The limited edition set includes a 40-page book with art, essays, and hours of special features, including the film’s soundtrack CD (this will be the CD’s debut in North America).

The book contains new essays from movie critic Glenn Kenny along with Miyazaki quotes and poems about the characters in his epic fantasy film. Special features on the disc include feature length storyboards, the original theatrical trailers, TV spots, and several featurettes “Princess Mononoke in USA, Behind the Microphone). The set is available for pre-order on ghiblicollection.com.

Is Princess Mononoke your favorite film from Hayao Miyazaki, or do you prefer Spirited Away or maybe even Ponyo? Feel free to comment below!

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Clint Eastwood Drama ‘The Mule’ Hits Blu-Ray And 4K In April

Clint Eastwood’s latest film The Mule hits Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD on April 2 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Viewers who prefer checking out their films via Digital will be able to check out the film on March 19. 

The project, penned by Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Nick Schenk, is inspired by the New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-year-old Drug Mule.” Eastwood stars in the film as Earl Stone, an elderly horticulturalist who is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine for a drug cartel. Bradley Cooper, who worked with Eastwood on American Sniper, co-stars.

Special features on the Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD editions include the featurette “Nobody Runs Forever: The Making of The Mule” and the Toby Keith music video “Don’t Let the Old Man In.” The DVD extras include the featurette but not the music video.

    

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Billion Dollar Smash ‘Aquaman’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In March

Aquaman, which stars Jason Momoa (Justice League, Frontier) in the titular role, hits Blu-ray, 4K UHD, and DVD on March 26 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Fans can also own the digital version starting March 5. Directed by James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring), Aquaman has made over $1.1 billion worldwide, and though a sequel announcement has yet to be officially made, it’s safe to assume another installment will be a reality. In the meantime, Warner Bros. recently announced an Aquaman spinoff titled The Trench is in development. Rounding out the Aquaman cast are Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Dolph Lundgren.

The extras, which are contained in all versions, include a plethora of featurettes. They are “Going Deep Into The World of Aquaman,”  “Becoming Aquaman,” “James Wan: World Builder,” “Aqua Tech,” “Atlantis Warfare,” “The Dark Depths of Black Manta,” “Heroines of Atlantis,” “Villaneous Training,” “Kingdoms of the Seven Seas,” “Creating Undersea Creatures,” “A Match Made in Atlantis,” and “Scene Study Breakdowns.” An exclusive sneak peak of Shazam! is also included in the special features.

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‘The Legally Blonde Collection’ Gets 4K Treatment With Blu-Ray Release

The Legally Blonde Collection, which features Legally Blonde and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, hits Blu-ray February 26 via Shout! Factory’s Shout Select Line.

Reese Witherspoon garnered critical acclaim for Election and starred in the box office hit Cruel Intentions, it was 2001’s Legally Blonde which vaulted her into A-list status. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde came out two years later, and Witherspoon is now on board for Legally Blonde 3 (coming out in 2020).

Special features on the disc include

Special features include a 4K scan of the original Legally Blonde negative, a new interview with actress Jessica Caulfiel (she starred in both films and will be featured in the third flick), audio commentaries, deleted scenes, featurettes, gag reel, theatrical trailers and music videos.

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Michelle Monaghan Fights For Justice And Immigration Law In ‘Saint Judy’ Trailer

Saint Judy is the true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood’s (Michelle Monaghan) inspiring fight to change American asylum law. A religious woman, Wood ventured into immigration law after she had a vision of helping others who were in need of her help. While balancing her life as a single mom, Wood represented a woman who was forced to leave her home after being persecuted by the Taliban after opening a school for girls. The case would eventually end up before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, eventually allowing women to be a protected class.

The ensemble includes Common (The Hate U Give), Peter Krause (The Catch), Alfred Molina (The Front Runner), and Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage).

Monaghan, seen last year in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, also toplined the series The Path with Aaron Paul and received a Golden Globe nod for True Detective. Saint Judy, directed by Return to Zero filmmaker Sean Hanish, hits select cities on March 1 with a wider release the following week. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Diane Kurys’ Directing Debut ‘Peppermint Soda’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In February

Peppermint Soda, the directorial debut of award winning filmmaker Diane Kurys (Entre Nous), hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 12 via Cohen Film Collection. The feature received a 2K restoration last year in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its release.

The narrative centers on Anne (Eléonore Klarwein) and Frederique (Odile Michel), teenage sisters whose lives are affected by their divorced parents and the strictures of their school life. Set in 1963 France, the picture was shot by acclaimed cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, whose recent credits include Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Special features include interviews with Diane Kurys and actress Eléonore Klarwein, a film scrapbook, the featurette “A Meeting with Yves Simon,” the French restoration trailer, and the 2018 re-release trailer.

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