Samara Weaving Explores “Terrifying And Hilarious” Nature Of ‘Ready or Not’

The critically acclaimed thriller Ready or Not centers on Grace (Samara Weaving), a young bride whose wedding night turns out to be a nightmare. Her new family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) place her smack center in a deadly game of “Hide and Seek,” and she must use her wits and resourcefulness to survive the evening. Directed by Radio Silence (aka Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett), the unpredictable nature of the feature was an immediate draw for Weaving.

“It’s terrifying and hilarious,” said Weaving, whose previous credits include The Babysitter and Mayhem. “It doesn’t stick to one genre. It plays them really well together.”

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include the featurette “Let the Games Begin: The Making of Ready or Not,” audio commentary by Radio Silence and Samara Weaving, and a Gag Reel.

Click on the media bar to hear Weaving talk about the seventeen wedding dresses she wore for Ready or Not:

Ready or Not hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 3.

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4K Restoration Of ‘Joan The Maid’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In December

Joan The Maid, a two-part epic that centers on the life of Joan of Arc (Sandrine Bonnaire), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms on December 3 via the Cohen Film Collection.

Directed by Jacques Rivette (La Belle Noiseuse, Celine and Julie Go Boating), the feature is being released with a new 4K restoration of the 1994 feature. Joan The Maid: The Battles, centers on Joan’s experiences on in war as the French battle against the English. The second installment (Joan The Maid: The Prisons) centers on Joan’s final two years of life. Bonnaire received a César Award nomination for her work in the second installment.

Though its 336 minute run time is intimidating, the film is lensed by  William Lubtchansky, a cinematographer who, along with his Rivette collaborations, has also worked with directors Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and Agnés Varda.

Bonus features on the set include the original and re-release trailers.

 

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Cate Blanchett On The “Tumultuous” Journey Behind ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’

Based on Maria Semple’s bestselling novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette centers on Bernadette Fox (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a former architect who decides to reconnect with her artistic ambitious after years mainly focusing on her family. Directed by Richard Linklater, the feature co-stars Billy Crudup as her husband and Emma Nelson as her teen daughter.

For Blanchett, the themes behind Where’d You Go, Bernadette are relatable. “She’s experienced profound, deep, public, artistic failure,” said Blanchett. “And I think that’s (something) that everyone can relate (to). Doesn’t have to be an artistic failure. We sort of expect as adults that we will accept our failures and move forward and she has not been able to move forward.”

Click on the media bar to hear the changing family dynamics of Where’d You Go, Bernadette:

Special features on the disc include a photo gallery and two featurettes (“Who is Bernadette” and “Bringing Bernadette to Life”). Co-starring Kristen Wiig as Bernadette’s neighbor, Where’d You Go Bernadette hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 26.

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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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