August 14, 2018: Here's what's hitting DVD, Blu-ray and 4K
After breaking box office records around the globe, Marvel Studios‘ Avengers: Infinity War comes home this week on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K. There are a couple different versions, including several store exclusives. The Target version includes a 40-page book while Best Buy is offering an exclusive Steelbook package. What’s more, Best Buy has 4K Steelbook rereleases for both previous entries in the franchise, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Another recent big screen release, the Neil Gaiman adaptation How to Talk to Girls at Parties, starring Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp and Nicole Kidman, arrives on Blu-ray today. There’s also the recent coming of age drama, The House of Tomorrow, starring Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman. Based on the novel by Peter Bognanni, The House of Tomorrow is written and directed by Peter Livolsi, marking his feature film debut.
Following the company’s lavish special edition of the 1985 original, Shout! Factory‘s Scream Factory label delivers an equally impressive special edition of 1988’s Return of the Living Dead Part II. Then there’s more scares awaiting with 1991’s prenatal horror entry The Unborn.
Scream Factory also has a trio of re-releases this week, upgrading to Steelbook packaging Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness, Joe Dante’s The Howling and Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce. Although the other discs are identical to the previously released versions, Lifeforce boasts a new transfer.
Warner Archive this week turns back the clock to 1960 with the release of director Vincente Minnelli’s 1960 Cinemascope drama Home from the Hill. Robert Mitchum headlines as the patriarch of a wealthy Texas family with Eleanor Parker starring as his wife.
Having recently released the director’s 1977 Alambrista!, the Criterion Collection turns their attention to Robert M. Young’s 1982 drama The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, based on the book by Américo Paredes. Edward James Olmos stars in the title role as Mexican-American farmer on the run after being accused of murder.
The very last Terry Gilliam not yet released on Blu-ray, Tideland receives an HD special edition this week, courtesy of Arrow Films. This marks the first time that the 2005 release has been available to purchase in its proper aspect ratio. Also from Arrow this week is director Massimo Dallamano’s 1974 giallo What Have They Done to Your Daughters?.
Small screen releases hitting blu-ray this week include both season three and season four of Syfy’s acclaimed time travel tale, 12 Monkeys. There’s also The CW’s Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season and the first two seasons of IFC’s popular mockumentary series Documentary Now!. Rounding out the week is DVD only releases for the first season of NBC’s A.P. Bio and the fifth season of the network’s The Blacklist.
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