Godzilla: King of the Monsters comes out via DVD special edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 4K UHD Combo Pack on August 27. The feature also arrives on Digital August 6.
Starring Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, and Thomas Middleditch, Godzilla: King of the Monsters features the titular creature facjng off against Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah. The feature, directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) made over $384 million worldwide.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters‘ special features include commentary by director Michael Dougherty, deleted scenes, and a plethora of special features (including “Godzilla: Nature’s Fearsome Guardian,” “Mothra: Queen of the Monsters,” and “King Ghidorah: The Living Extinction Machine”).
Where does Godzilla: King of the Monsters stack up amidst your favorite Godzilla films? Feel free to comment below!
Watching guitar god Carlos Santana perform live is a seminal experience, and Shout! Factory will release Santana Live At US Festival on Blu-ray and DVD come September 6.
Santana hit the stage back in 1982 on Labor Day Weekend and performed such signature hits as “Black Magic Woman,” “Gypsy Queen,” and “Oye Como Va.” Herbie Hancock also made an appearance at the concert to perform on “Incident at Neshabur.”
The festival was conceived by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and music legend Bill Graham. The disc also comes with a performance of “Searchin” (one of my favorite Santana tunes) with Alex Ligertwood serving as the lead vocalist.
Special features include three featurettes (“Santana Reflects On His Career,” “Explaining His Signature Sound,” “The Theory of Santana’s Music”) and an interview outtake with Carlos Santana.
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.”
Set in 1946, The Aftermathcenters 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 Youthfilmmaker 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:
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!
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!