July 30, 2019: This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD
New releases this week kick off with Domino, a new thriller from legendary director Brian De Palma that stars Nikolaj Coster Waldau as a Danish police officer caught up in a deadly conspiracy.
There are also some thrills to be had with The Intruder. Michael Ealy and Meagan Good headline as a couple who move to a house in the country, only to discover that the residence’s previous owner (Dennis Quaid) refuses to let the property go.
Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron headline Long Shot, a romantic comedy that sets the stars as an unlikely couple. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies), Long Shot comes to blu-ray with quite a few bonus features, including a 30 minute behind the scenes featurette that looks into the making of the well received comedy.
Rounding out the recent big screen releases is Ugly Dolls, an animated adventure that celebrates imperfection. The film hits Blu-ray with a Sing-Along Edition that lets fans follow along with the lyrics karaoke style.
In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, director Edward Zwick’s Civil War epic Glory makes its debut in 4K Ultra HD. The winner of three Academy Awards (Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actor for Denzel Washington), Glory has never looked or sounded better. Not only does the new set include all previously released supplements, it also offers a brand new Picture in Picture video commentary track with Zwick and stars Matthew Broderick and Morgan Freeman.
One of the most iconic crime solving duos of all time William Powell and Myrna Loy’s Nick and Nora Charles make their HD debut as 1934’s The Thin Man finally arrives on Blu-ray from Warner Archive. Restored from a 4K scan, the new disc also includes some exciting bonus features, including a 1936 radio broadcast with Powell and Loy and a full episode of the Thin Man tv series from 1957. Hopefully the other theatrical sequels are not far behind!
Also arriving in a fully restored blu-ray edition is Samuel Fuller’s 1962 Merrill’s Mauraders, the true story of an American unit tasked with fighting the Japanese forces in the jungles of Burma during World War II. If that’s not enough alliteration for you, look no further than WA’s two DVD only releases hitting this week: Daredevil Drivers and Double Danger. Both released in 1938, Daredevil Drivers follows a down on his luck racecar driver who gets caught up in a battle between rival bus companies. Double Danger, meanwhile, follows a pair of jewel thieves whose relaxing vacation in the countryside turns out to actually be a carefully constructed trap.
One of Scream Factory’s very first releases, Humanoids From the Deep returns with a stylish new Steelbook design and a brand new 4K scan of the uncut international version. Produced by Roger Corman, the 1980 cult classic finds a small California fishing village under attack from monstrous fish creatures that want nothing more than to use the local women to carry their young.
Of course, Humanoids From the Deep aren’t the only monsters coming to Blu-ray this week. Classic horror fans have good reason to celebrate as Scream Factory is also delivering five other classic monster movies!
From Cat People director Jacques Tourneur comes another feline centric tale of terror with 1943’s The Leopard Man. Produced by the legendary Val Lewton, the film has received a new 4K scan from the original nitrate and is paired with an audio commentary track by The Exorcist director William Friedkin.
1953’s The Quatermass Experiment continues as Scream Factory brings to Blu-ray both of the Hammer Horror franchise’s sequels. 1957’s Quatermass II and 1967’s Quatermass and the Pit both get the full special edition treatment with restored versions of both films and hours of newly created bonus content.
Offered in two aspect rations (1.66:1 and 1.85:1), 1966’s The Reptile tells the story of a woman (Jacqueline Pearce) who is transformed into a half human half snake monster. Among the releases’s special features is a new audio commentary and an interview with the film’s first assistant director.
Also available in both 1.66:1 and 1.85:1, 1971’s Lust for a Vampire follows a beautiful vampire (Yutte Stensgaard) who wreaks havoc at an all girl’s school. The new release boasts a 4K film restoration and a number of bonus features, including two different commentary tracks.
Saban followed 1995’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie with Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. Once again, the Earth is under attack and it’s up to the Power Rangers to save the day from an evil space alien, Divatox, and his plot to unleash a volcanic beast called Maligore. Released in 1997, the film introduced a new Blue Ranger and paved the way for a new Power Rangers television series, Power Rangers Turbo.
Back in the nineties, he was in a very famous TV show and now, thanks to the good people at Shout! Factory, Bojack Horseman has broken free from his Netflix streaming reins and has arrived on Blu-ray. The first two seasons of the acclaimed animated series are brought together for a collector’s edition set that offers commentary tracks on all 25 episodes along with lots of additional bonus material.
Produced by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, the first season of Deadly Class arrives on Blu-ray this week. Based on the comic book series by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig, the show explores an elite school for would be assassins. Unfortunately, Syfy did not renew Deadly Class, so the new blu-ray set includes the complete ten episode series.
Consistently one of the most imaginative shows on television, NBC’s The Good Place gets a DVD only release as fans prepare for the upcoming final season, set to premiere September 26. In addition to all ten episodes from the show’s penultimate season, the two-disc DVD set offers audio commentary tracks, extended episodes, a gag reel and more.
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