October 9, 2018: Here's what's hitting DVD, Blu-ray and 4K
Three summer releases come to Blu-ray, DVD and 4K to kick off the week, and two of them start with “Hotel”. From Sony Pictures Animation, Hotel Transylvania 3 continues the beloved franchise starring Adam Sandler as Dracula. This time around, Drac and his monster friends and family are off on a vacation.
Hotel Artemis hails from writer and director Drew Pearce, who crafts a near future dystopia wherein an all star cast (including Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Dave Bautista and more) play characters with ties to a secret all night emergency room for criminals.
From Universal Pictures and Legendary, Skyscraper reteams Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with “Central Intelligence” helmer Rawson Marshall Thurber for a “Die Hard”-esque action thriller set in the world’s tallest skyscraper.
A pair of recent indie releases are also coming home to DVD and Blu-ray this week. Academy Award winner Gus Van Sant directs Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, based on the memoirs of disabled cartoonist John Callahan. Joaquin Phoenix headlines with a supporting cast that includes Jack Black, Rooney Mara and Jonah Hill.
The critically acclaimed Eighth Grade, meanwhile, marks the directorial debut of Bo Burnham. Elsie Fisher headlines the powerful story of life at age 13.
Debuting directly to home entertainment comes the DC Comics adaptation Constantine: City of Demons. The feature length animated adventure has live action “Constantine” star Matt Ryan reprising his title role.
A pair of catalogue titles get the 4K treatment this week, beginning with Sam Raimi’s ultimate experience in grueling terror, The Evil Dead. Then, Universal Pictures invites audiences to return to Neverland with a new Ultra HD transfer of Steve Spielberg’s 1991 family adventure Hook.
The Criterion Collection this week celebrates the small screen work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder with the 1972-1973 TV miniseries Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day. Rarely seen in decades, all five episodes are collected together in full HD.
Shout! Factory’s Scream Factory label has a double helping of Halloween fun arriving this week. First up, there’s the 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill, starring Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs and Ali Larter. Then, Mike Dougherty’s horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat gets the full fledged special edition it deserves with a brand new 2K transfer and hours of bonus content.
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