‘Smallfoot’ With Channing Tatum Lands On Blu-Ray And DVD In December

Smallfoot, an animated feature that made over $204 million in worldwide box office, hits Blu-ray and DVD December 11 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The digital release is set for December 4.

The storyline centers on a young Yeti named Migo (Channing Tatum) who discovers a human being (which the fellow Yetis call the “smallfoot”) named Percy (James Corden). Along with Migo and Percy’s friendship comes the realization that there is a whole wide worlds outside the snowy village of the Yetis! Zendaya, Common, and LeBron James are among the featured voice actors in the flick.

Special features on Smallfoot’s Blu-ray version include featurettes (“Migo in the Secret of the Yeti Stones,” “Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot”), music videos (“Finally Free,” “Moment of Truth,” “Wonderful Life: In 28 Languages, Sung Around The World”), a sing-along segment, and theatrical promos. The DVD version contains the “Yeti or Not” featurette.

 

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‘The Predator’ Targets Blu-Ray And DVD Release In December

The Predator, starring Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) and Boyd Holbrook (Logan) , hits Blu-ray and DVD December 18. Movie buffs who can’t get enough of the franchise can also purchase the Predator 4-Movie Collection, which features Predator, Predator 2, Predators, and The Predator. The flick’s digital release is set for November 27. 

The Predator centers on a group of ex-soldiers (led by Holbrook) and an evolutionary biology professor (Olivia Munn) who are attempting (probably in vain) to stop the universe’s most lethal hunters from ravaging the human race. Shane Black, whose credits include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, directs the flick.

Special features include deleted scenes, a gallery, and several featurettes (“A Touch of Black,” “Predator Evolution,” “The Takedown Team,” and “Predator Catch-Up.”

Are you a fan of the Predator franchise? What’s your favorite installment? Feel free to comment below.

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Kore-eda Thriller ‘The Third Murder’ Lands Blu-Ray Release In November

The Third Murder, the latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Kore-eda (Our Little Sister, After The Storm), hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 13. The thriller centers on Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama), a high powered attorney who is defending a murder-robbery suspect named MIsumi (Kōji Yakusho). Initially hesitant at taking the job since Misumi has given a full confession and is a former convict, Shigemori eventually believes his client may be innocent after all. Kore-eda’s latest film Shoplifters (The Third Murder came out in 2017) won the coveted Palme d’Or and is Japan’s official submission for Oscar consideration (Best Foreign Language Film).

Special features on the disc include the short film (and “Best Short Film” winner at Cannes in 2017) A Gentle Night, a making-of-featurette, and a message from the cast.

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‘The Nun’ Conjures Up Blu-Ray and DVD Release In November

The Nun, one of this year’s biggest hits with a worldwide box office take of $361 million, hits Blu-ray and DVD December 4 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (the digital release is set for November 20).

The project, which is the fifth film to spotlight The Conjuring universe, centers on a priest (Demian Bichir) and novitiate (Taissa Farmiga, sister of The Conjuring actress Vera Farmiga) are sent to Romania to investigate an abbey where a young nun committed suicide. The narrative also provides a deeper look into Valak, the demonic nun featured in The Conjuring 2. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is the film’s director, with Gary Dauberman (he also penned Annabelle) serving as the screenwriter.

Special features include 10 minutes of deleted scenes and the featurettes “A New Horror Icon,” “Gruesome Planet, and “The Conjuring Chronology.”

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Animated Tale ‘Maquia: When The Flower Blooms’ Hits Blu-Ray And DVD In February

The critically acclaimed film Maquia: When The Flower Blooms hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on February 5 via Eleven Arts Anime Studio and Shout! Factory. Marking the directorial debut of screenwriter Mari Okada (The Anthem of the Heart), the feature is also composed by Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Ip Man 3).

The storyline centers on Maquia, a member of an ageless clan named the lorph. Understandably advised not to fall in love with anyone outside of their group, Maquia discovers an orphaned baby named Arial during a trip into the mortal realm one evening. Maquia: When The Flower Blooms was awarded Best Animated Film at the Shanghai International Film Festival and Best Film for Fantastic Discovery at Spain’s Sitges Film Festival.

Special features included trailer promo videos, TV commercials, and a 25-minute feature titled “Making of Maquia.” Check out the trailer below, and if you don’t feel like shedding a tear, then you’re probably made of steel!!

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Disney Tale ‘Christopher Robin’ With Ewan McGregor Hits Blu-ray In November

Disney’s Christopher Robin, a feature which has the titular character (Ewan McGregor) meeting his youthful friends (Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on November 6. The picture, directed by Finding Neverland filmmaker Marc Forster, also stars Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter). The picture was a hit for Disney, as the family film made over $186 million worldwide.

Extras on the Blu-ray and Digital HD releases include the featurettes “In Which . . . A Movie Is Made for Pooh,” “In Which . . . Pooh Finds His Voice,” “In Which . . . Pooh and Walt Become Friends,” and “In Which . . . Pooh and Friends Come to Life.” The Digital release also comes with the bonus featurette “In Which . . . We Were Very Young.”

Have you seen Christopher Robin or are you excited to check out another story centering around the Winnie the Pooh universe? Feel free to comment below!

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