Ansel Elgort Drama ‘The Goldfinch’ Hits Blu-Ray And DVD In December

The Goldfinch, the latest film from BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (Brooklyn, Closed Circuit), hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 3. The feature comes out on Digital November 19.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Donna Tartt, the narrative centers on a young man named Theo (Ansel Elgort) who clings to a single work of art after a terrorist bomb claimed his mother’s life years ago. Theo’s tragedy has its share of repercussions, and the art piece he is holding (“The Goldfinch”) proves to be priceless. The ensemble cast includes Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley (as the younger Theo), Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, and Jeffrey Wright.

Special features on the Blu-ray include two featurettes (“The Goldfinch Unbound” and “The Real Goldfinch”) and 16 minutes of deleted scenes with commentary from Crowley. The DVD version comes with “The Real Goldfinch” featurette.

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Box Office Hit ‘It Chapter Two’ Makes Blu-ray Debut In December

It Chapter Two, the hit sequel which grossed over $700 million worldwide, hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on December 10 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The feature comes out on Digital on November 19.

James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader are among the actors who star in the feature, with Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Martell, and Wyatt Oleff reprising their roles from the original film. Bill Skarsgard returns as Pennywise. Special features on the Blu-ray Combo Pack include commentary with director Andy Muschietti and several featurettes (“Pennywise Lives Again!,” “This Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun,” “Finding the Deadlights,” “The Summers of It Chapter One, You’ll Float Too,” and {“The Summers of It Chapter Two, It Ends). The DVD version does not come with Muschietti’s commentary.

Were you a fan of both It films and are you excited for the Blu-ray release? Feel free to comment below!

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Coming Of Age Tale ‘Blinded By The Light’ Hits Blu-ray In November

Blinded By The Light, a coming of age feature which is set to the music of Bruce Springsteen’s music, hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 19. The feature also hits Digital on October 22.

Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race Religion and Rock N’ Roll, the feature centers on Javed (Viveik Kalra), a youth who is determined to follow his dreams. Pressures from his traditional dad (Kulvinder Ghir) as well as the racial and economic tensions of 1987 England has placed a burden on Javed’s shoulders, but ultimately he finds his share of grace and inspiration from newfound friends and the music of Springsteen. Bend It Like Beckham filmmaker Gurindher Chadha directed the feature which co-stars Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, and Hayley Atwell.

Special features on the Blu-ray included two featurettes (“Memoir to Movie” and “The Most Crazy Thing”) and deleted scenes. The DVD version comes with the “Memoir to Movie” featurette.

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Melissa McCarthy Mob Drama ‘The Kitchen’ Hits Blu-ray In November

The Kitchen, a mob drama starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss, hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 5 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC. Movie fans can also purchase the digital version of The Kitchen starting October 22.

Based on the DC Vertigo comic book series penned by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, The Kitchen centers on mob wives Kathy (McCarthy), Ruby (Haddish) and Claire (Moss) who take action over their own lives after their husbands are sent to prison. The feature, which made $12 million domestically, marked the directing debut of screenwriter Andrea Berloff (Blood Father, Sleepless).

Special features on the Blu-ray include a deleted scene and two featurettes (“Running Hell’s Kitchen’ and “Taking Over the Neighborhood”). The DVD version comes with the “Running Hell’s Kitchen” featurette.

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Bruce Willis Crime Thriller ’10 Minutes Gone’ Hits Blu-ray On October 29

10 Minutes Gone, an action thriller headlined by Bruce Willis (Death Wish) and Michael Chiklis (The Shield), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on October 29 via Lionsgate. The feature is also available On Demand.

Though Willis and Chiklis are known for playing cops, this time out they are on the other side of the law. The narrative centers on a crime boss named Rex (Willis) who hires Frank (Chiklis) for a jewel heist. The operation goes sideways as Frank suffers a blow to his head and awakens to find the jewels gone.

Frank must figure out who in his crew is the traitor before Rex decides to have him killed. Brian A. Miller, who helmed last year’s Sylvester Stallone feature Backtrace, directs.

Special features on 10 Minutes Gone include cast and crew interviews along with a featurette. Is the star power enough for you to check out 10 Minutes Gone? Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think!

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Will Smith Praises Unique ‘Aladdin’ Experience: “Disney Magic Is Real”

Disney’s Aladdin hits Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD on September 10, and the hit live action film boasted Mena Massoud as the titular character, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith as the iconic Genie.

For Smith, entering the Aladdin universe was a unique experience. “Disney magic is real,” said Smith. “This is my first Disney movie and there is something that Walt Disney did in the design of these stories that at the core of these stories is something that shocks the inner child within you and forces it to come alive and smile and appreciate the moment.”

Click on the media bar to hear Will Smith elaborate on Aladdin being the most “joyful experience” of his career:

Special features on the Blu-ray and Digital release include six deleted scenes, bloopers, the deleted song “Desert Moon,” several featurettes (“Guy Ritchie: A Cinematic Genie,” “A Friend Like Genie”), a video journal captured by Mena Massoud, and three music videos.

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