Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 12, and its digital release is set for April 14. Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf), the feature made $48 million worldwide (it had an estimated $7 million budget).
The feature centers on Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña), a man who can supposedly make everyone’s dreams come true. Ricardo Montalban played Mr. Roarke in the TV series, and while that show had a more positive spin in realizing one’s fantasies, this movie takes a darker turn. As the guests discover, their granted wishes can turn into tragic regrets, and they must solve the island’s mystery if they want to survive the experience.
Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, and Ryan Hansen are among the ensemble in this different take on the iconic program. Special features include deleted scenes and an unrated director and cast commentary with Jeff Wadlow and the Cast (unrated version only).
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Bad Boys For Life, headlined by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence hits Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD April 21 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The feature, which made over $425 million worldwide, comes out on Digital March 31.
This time out Mike Lowry (Smith) convinces his longtime partner Marcus (Lawrence) to hold off retirement one more time to take down the leader of the ruthless Aretas Cartel. The ensemble includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Kate del Castillo, and Bad Boys vet Joe Pantoliano.
The release comes with over 50 minutes of special features which include: extended scenes and an alternate ending, outtakes and bloopers, easter eggs, and the featurettes “Ride or Die: Making Bad Boyd For Life,” “Partners in Crime,” and “It’s About Time.” DVD owners will get the extended and aleternate scenes and the outtakes and bloopers extras.
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Queen & Slim centers on a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, making her feature film debut), who are coming home from an uneventful first date. After they are pulled over by a police officer, Slim (Kaluuya) kills the cop in self-defense, leading the pair to go on the run.
Making the film was a gratifying and “incredible” experience for Turner-Smith.”What that entailed was something I had never encountered before,” said Turner-Smith. “Not only that, but it’s not really something where it’s more of like an ensemble cast, it’s more really about Queen and Slim. It’s basically two of us on almost every single page which is pretty intense workwise.”
Click on the media bar to hear Jodie Turner-Smith talk about how “black resilience” is an important element of the feature:
Special features on the release include feature commentary with director/producer Melina Matsoukas and writer/producer Lena Waithe and several featurettes (“A Deeper Meaning,” “Melina & Lena,” “Off The Script,” and “On The Run with Queen & Slim”).
Queen & Slim hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 3.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD on March 31. The feature arrives on Digital on March 17.The feature, directed by J.J. Abrams, took in over $1 billion worldwide during its theatrical run..
Over two hours of extras are featured in the release. The plethora of features include:
The Skywalker Legacy – A feature-length documentary on the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – A look into the fil’s landspeeder chase and how the filmmakers captured it on screen.
Aliens in the Desert – Featurette focuses on the creation of the Pasaana desert scenes.
D-O: Key to the Past – Spotlights the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her parents and a look at the latest droid to grace the Star Wars universe.
Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, puts on the Ewok costume once again and this time he is joined by his son Harrison!
Cast of Creatures – A look at the movie’s memorable creatures as they are brought to life by puppetry, makeup, and digital magic.
The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams talks about his work on the Star Wars films and shares thoughts on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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Spies In Disguise, an animated feature toplined by Will Smith and Tom Holland, hits Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, and DVD on March 10.
The story centers on Lance Sterling (Smith), a super spy who is inadvertently turned into a pigeon by scientist Walter Beckett (Holland). This mishap may end up helping Lance, as he’s been framed as a bad guy by a dangerous terrorist (Ben Mendelsohn) who’s armed with weaponized drones. Along with the help of Walter and other pigeons, Lance aims to take down the bad guy and save the world in the process! The picture made over $166 million worldwide.
Special features on the Blu-ray include:
Super Secret Spy Mode
Infiltrating Blue Sky Studios
The Top Secret Guide to Gadgets
“Then There Were Two” Music Video
“Freak of Nature” Music Video
Making the Soundtrack “Then There Were Two”
Making the Soundtrack “Freak of Nature”
Gallery (Color Keys and Moment Paintings, Character Designs, Locations, Props and Gadgets Concept Art)
***The digital version comes with an segment titled “Lunch Break.”