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“Cell” Starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson Arrives On DVD and Blu-ray on September 27

July 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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Street Date: 9/27/16
DVD SRP: $19.98
Blu-ray™ SRP: $24.99

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Experience action-packed terror as two men race against the clock to stop a horde of rabid killers as their city descends into apocalyptic madness in the pulse-pounding thriller, Cell, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on September 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Based on Stephen King’s chilling book, the film stars John Cusack (Love & Mercy) alongside Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy). Cell was directed by Tod Williams from a screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca. The home entertainment release of Cell contains audio commentary with the director and a look behind the scenes of the film in the “To Cell and Back” featurette. The Cell Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Stephen King’s best-selling novel is brought to terrifying life in this mind-blowing thriller starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. At the Boston airport, Clay (Cusack) witnesses a scene of chaotic mayhem when an electronic signal turns hundreds of cell phone users into rabid killers. Desperate to find his estranged wife and son, Clay teams with a train driver (Jackson) to battle the horde of murderous “phoners” as the city descends into apocalyptic madness.

CAST:
John Cusack Love & Mercy, Being John Malkovich, Chi-Raq
Samuel L. Jackson Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, The Avengers
Isabelle Fuhrman The Hunger Games, Orphan
Owen Teague Wild in Blue, Echoes of War, TV’s “Bloodline”
Clark Sarullo Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Anthony Reynolds The Hunger Games, Iron Man 3
Erin Elizabeth Burns TV’s “Stan Against Evil”
and Stacy Keach TV’s “Prison Break,” The Bourne Legacy

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES*
· Audio Commentary with Director Tod Williams
· “To Cell and Back” Featurette
*Subject to Change

 

MAGGIE’S PLAN Debuting on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital August 23

July 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A serious screwball comedy” ~ Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Hilarious and Heartfelt” ~ Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

All-Star Cast Includes Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader,
Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel & Julianne Moore

MAGGIE’S PLAN

Debuting on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital August 23

Bonus Materials Include Outtakes, a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
and a Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 11, 2016) – A sweet, sophisticated, and funny exploration of modern romance, MAGGIE’S PLAN debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on August 23 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached), Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor: Training Day, 2001; Boyhood, 2014), Bill Hader (Trainwreck), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”) and Academy Award winner Julianne Moore (Best Actress, Still Alice, 2014) star in Writer/Director Rebecca Miller’s (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee) film from Sony Pictures Classics. Gerwig plays Maggie, whose plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with a married man (Hawke), destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette (Moore). MAGGIE’S PLAN was a selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

Bonus materials on the Blu-ray, DVD and digital of MAGGIE’S PLAN include outtakes, commentary, the behind-the-scenes featurette “Controlling Fate: The Making of Maggie’s Plan,” and a Q & A at The Sundance Film Festival where Greta Gerwig introduces Writer/Director Miller, Producer Damon Cassis and Travis Fimmel for a lively discussion of the film.

Synopsis:
In Rebecca Miller’s witty romantic comedy, Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is a vibrant New Yorker who, without success in finding love, decides to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, she falls in love for the first time. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie’s eccentric best friends, married couple Tony (Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways.

Written and Directed by Rebecca Miller from a story by Karen Rinaldi, MAGGIE’S PLAN was produced by Rachael Horovitz, Damon Cardasis and Rebecca Miller, with Philip Stephenson, Temple Williams, Lucy Barzun Donnelly, Alexandra Kerry, Michael J. Malis and Susan Wrubel serving as executive producers.

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Special Features Include:
§ “Controlling Fate: The Making of Maggie’s Plan” Featurette
§ Hilarious Outtakes
§ Q & A at The Sundance Film Festival
§ Commentary with Writer/Director Rebecca Miller

MAGGIE’S PLAN has a runtime of 98 minutes & is rated R for language and brief sexuality.

 

The Divergent Series: Allegiant on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & Ultra HD Combo Pack Tomorrow!

July 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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In this third exciting film in The Divergent Series, Tris and Four lead a team of rebels in a daring escape over the city wall into a strange new world where they face a threat more dangerous than they ever imagined. Together, Tris and Four wage a furious battle for survival, fighting not only for their factions and loved ones, but for the future of an entire city in this dynamic, action-packed adventure.

 

Little House On The Prairie is Back – Arriving On DVD & Digital HD 9/13

July 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Celebrate the series that stole America’s heart when Little House on the Prairie: Legacy Movie Collection arrives on DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 13 from Lionsgate. Say farewell to this legendary western drama with three movie adventures: Look Back to Yesterday, Bless All the Dear Children, and The Last Farewell. These restored and remastered movies will be available individually on Digital HD and the Little House on the Prairie: Legacy Movie Collection DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

The story of the Ingalls family concludes with these three heartwarming movies—newly restored and remastered for optimal sound and picture quality. Rediscover the timeless adventure of “Little House on the Prairie” as Albert displays courage in the face of a serious illness; Laura and Almanzo race to find their missing baby daughter; and the community of Walnut Grove unites to defend its town in these inspiring and exciting moments that fans will treasure.

CAST:
Melissa Gilbert TV’s “Zoya,” TV’s “Family of Strangers,” TV’s “Sweet Justice”
Michael Landon TV’s “Bonanza,” TV’s “Highway to Heaven”
Karen Grassle Wyatt Earp, TV’s “Murder, She Wrote”
Dean Butler TV’s “The New Gidget,” TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Victor French TV’s “Highway to Heaven,” TV’s “Carter Country”
Richard Bull The Thomas Crown Affair, Normal

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1983, 1984
Title Copyright: Little House on the Prairie, Cover Art and Design © 2016 NBC Studios, Inc. NBC and the Peacock design are Registered Trademarks of the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE® and associated character names and trademarks are owned and licensed by Friendly Family Productions, LLC. All rights reserved. The copyright proprietor has licensed the Series contained on these DVDs for private non-commercial use only, and prohibits any other use, copying or reproduction in whole or in part.

Type: TV Movie
Rating: NR
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama, Television, TV Series
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French
Run Time: 5 Hours
DVD Format: 4×3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
DVD Audio Status: English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio

 

Get Your Game On with Cartoon Network’s All-New Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD Available July 12th

July 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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Adventure Time’s fan-favorite episode, Card Wars, now has its own expansion! Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD showcases the original “Card Wars,” episode, from 2012, Cartoon Network’s brand-new “Daddy-Daughter Card Wars,” plus 14 additional Adventure Time episodes specifically curated for this release. And to top it off the DVD will include an exclusive “Card Wars” playing card, compatible with the Card Wars Doubles Tournament tabletop game coming in August. Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD is available July 12 for a suggested retail price of $18.94.

Finn and Jake play an epic card game, but when Jake becomes overly competitive and insists on playing for a “cool guy cup” and the “dweeb cup” hilarity ensues. The Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD releases with 16 episodes and is a must have for fans and collectors alike.

Adventure Time premiered on the Cartoon Network in 2010 and has won a Peabody Award for Children’s Programming; won four Emmy Awards with nine nominations; and received numerous other accolades including British Academy Children’s Award for International and Annie Award for Best Animated TV Production for Children’s Audience. Now in its seventh season, Adventure Time has continued to be a fan-favorite series with an average of more than two million viewers per episode through its first six complete seasons.

Adventure Time: Card Wars DVD BASICS:
SRP: $18.94
Street Date: July 12, 2016
Run Time: 176 minutes
UPC: 883929541997
Languages: English

Episodes Included:

1. Card Wars
2. Daddy-Daughter Card Wars
3. What was Missing
4. Up a Tree
5. A Glitch is a Glitch
6. Nemisis
7. Evergreen
8. Everything’s Jake
9. The Diary
10. Dentist
11. Varmints
12. Football
13. Crossover
14. (The) Hall of Egress
15. Flute Spell
16. The Thin Yellow line

About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is Turner’s ad-supported cable network seen in 192 countries and over 370 million homes, it is an industry leader known for putting its fans at the center of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms with a global offering of the best in award-winning animated entertainment for kids and families. Home to the original hit series Adventure Time, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball, Cartoon Network also takes its responsibilities to its audience seriously by addressing those issues affecting families with the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign and by promoting education and creative development through their commitment to STEM enterprises and an integral involvement in Computer Science for All, the White House initiative empowering young people to generate skills to thrive in our digital world.

Cartoon Network is part of Turner, a Time Warner company that creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

 

Disney’s The Jungle Book on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray August 30

July 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Legend Comes to Life
Disney’s Groundbreaking, Live-Action Adventure
arrives on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray™ August 30

And venture deep into the jungle with in-depth bonus features

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BURBANK, Calif., July 7 2016 — Audiences were mesmerized by Disney’s live-action epic adventure “The Jungle Book,” which has earned more than $911 million at the global box office to date. Critically acclaimed, Jon Favreau’s stunning live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s animated classic, will be available early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on August 30.

Venture behind the scenes with in-depth bonus features that reveal the innovative filmmaking technology used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters; Follow the journey of the film’s only on-screen actor, charismatic newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli); Delve into a candid and humorous scene-by-scene audio commentary with director Jon Favreau and meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.

The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”) as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley (“Learning to Drive,” “The Walk”) as Bagheera and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) as the voice of mother wolf Raksha. Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) gives life to Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) provides the voice of alpha-male wolf Akela, Idris Elba (“Beast of No Nation”) roars as the voice of Shere Khan, and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) lends his iconic voice to King Louie.

Bonus features include*:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
“The Jungle Book” Reimagined – Favreau sits down with producer Brigham Taylor and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato to discuss “The Jungle Book” and reflect on the years they devoted to the reimagining of this timeless tale. Discover how Rudyard Kipling’s original stories and the classic animated film influenced their unique approach, witness the technical wizardry that enabled the team to create a believable and thrilling movie-going experience, and learn how they borrowed a page from Walt Disney’s innovation playbook to make it all happen. Lastly, meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.
I Am Mowgli – Follow the extraordinary journey of 12-year-old Neel Sethi, who was selected from thousands of hopefuls worldwide to play Mowgli “alongside” some of today’s biggest movie stars. Get a glimpse of Neel’s life before Hollywood came calling, check out his audition that sealed the deal, and see how a close-working relationship with Favreau brought out his best. Plus, Neel shares how filming “The Jungle Book” was one wild ride, from working alongside imaginary animals to performing some super-fun stunts.
King Louie’s Temple: Layer by Layer – So, exactly how do you create a musical number featuring one man-cub, a massive, legendary ape and an army of wild and wily monkeys in the Seeonee jungle? Viewers are granted rare and unique access to the development of the “I Wan’na Be Like You” sequence in which King Louie attempts to coerce Mowgli into giving up Man’s deadly “red flower” (fire). A fast-moving musical progression reel showcases storyboards, animatics, Christopher Walken’s recording session and visual effects layers, which ultimately merge to form one of the film’s most memorable scenes.
Audio Commentary – Favreau delivers his scene-by-scene perspective on the live-action adventure “The Jungle Book” with all the candor and humor you’d expect from this multi-talented actor-writer-director-producer.

DVD
King Louie’s Temple: Layer by Layer – So, exactly how do you create a musical number featuring one man-cub, a massive, legendary ape and an army of wild and wily monkeys in the Seeonee jungle? Viewers are granted rare and unique access to the development of the “I Wan’na Be Like You” sequence in which King Louie attempts to coerce Mowgli into giving up Man’s deadly “red flower” (fire). A fast-moving musical progression reel showcases storyboards, animatics, Christopher Walken’s recording session and visual effects layers, which ultimately merge to form one of the film’s most memorable scenes.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

Note: The 3D version of The Jungle Book will be available later this year.

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.

The film’s musical score, composed by Emmy® winner and Oscar-, BAFTA- and Annie Award-nominee John Debney (“Elf,” “Iron Man 2”), features a classic orchestral sound accented by ethnic instruments and pays homage to the original film by highlighting snippets of the classic songs we all know and love.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:
Product SKUs: Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 106 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S. and Canada
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1
DVD Feature Film = 1.85:1
Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA & 2.0 Descriptive Audio,
Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks,
English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish/English SDH, French & Spanish

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: Facebook.com/DisneyJungleBook
Website: Movies.Disney.com/ the-jungle-book-2016
Twitter: Twitter.com/TheJungleBook
Instagram: Instagram.com/disneythejunglebook

About Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere. With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices. You can add the free DMA app to a multitude of devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android mobile phones and tablets, Android TV, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Xbox 360. Then, connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, and Microsoft Movies & TV and your eligible movies will be shared across all your connected platforms. In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

 

MARAUDERS arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD September 13

July 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A Quest for Revenge Keeps a City On Edge

Christopher Meloni and Bruce Willis
Headline the Action-Packed Heist Thriller,
On Blu-ray™, DVD, & Digital HD September 13 from Lionsgate

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SANTA MONICA, CA (July 7, 2016) – Christopher Meloni (TV’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) and Bruce Willis (Die Hard franchise) star in the action-thriller Marauders, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD September 13 from Lionsgate. Currently available On Demand, Marauders begins with a string of bank robberies leading one man to uncover a conspiracy that could bring an entire city to its knees. The action-packed thrill-ride also stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) alongside Adrian Grenier (HBO’s “Entourage”), Johnathan Schaech (Vice), Lydia Hull (Escape Plan), Tyler Jon Olson (Precious Cargo), and Texas Battle (Final Destination 3).

When an untraceable group of elite bank robbers executes the perfect heist, making off with millions in cash and leaving a dead bank manager in their wake, the FBI agents investigating the robbery/homicide (Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista, and Adrian Grenier) begin to uncover signs of corruption involving the bank’s owner (Bruce Willis) and his high-power clients. As they dig deeper into the case, the Feds realize that things are not what they seem, and in order to untangle a complicated web of deception and corruption they must push themselves to the brink – where the lines between right and wrong are often blurred.

The Marauders home entertainment release special features include audio commentary with the director and cinematographer, deleted/extended scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and interviews with the cast and crew. Marauders will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· Audio Commentary with Director Steven C. Miller and Cinematographer Brandon Cox
· Deleted/Extended Scenes
· “The Making of Marauders” Featurette
· Cast/Crew Interviews
*Subject to change

For Artwork: http://www.lionsgatepublicity.com/theatrical/marauders/
Trailer: https://youtu.be/GxFHT6lrPSQ
Website: www.maraudersmovie.com

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: Marauders © 2016 Georgia Film Fund 44, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Strong Violence, Language,Brief Drug Use and Nudity
Genre: Action
Blu-ray Closed-Captioned: NA
DVD Closed-Captioned: English
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
DVD Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 107 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

ABOUT LIONSGATE
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the beloved drama series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me, Divergent and John Wick series, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films’ Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

 

The Angry Birds Movie on Digital July 29 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack & DVD Aug. 16

July 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The perfect family movie.”
~ Chris Parente, FOX & CW DENVER

“An eye-popping animated joy ride.”
~ Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage
Star in the $335MM Global Box Office Sensation

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE

Hatching Early on Digital July 29
On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack & DVD
Aug. 16

Loaded with Bonus Materials, Including Deleted Scenes, Piggy Dance-Along and the All-New Short “The Early Hatchling Gets the Worm”

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 6, 2016) – Bring the party home when the hit animated comedy, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, debuts onto digital July 29 and Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray 3D combo pack and DVD Aug. 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the most downloaded app of all time (nearly 3.5 billion downloads), the film that catapulted to #1 at the box office in the U.S. and more than 50 others countries takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, hot-headed Red, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up in order to save their home. Boasting an “A” CinemaScore (viewers under age 25) and featuring even more of the breakout, fan-favorite Hatchlings, don’t miss the film that quickly became one of the highest-grossing video game based films of all time.

The all-star voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) as Red, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Chuck, Danny McBride (This is the End) as Bomb, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) as Matilda, Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters) as Stella, Sean Penn (Milk) as Terence, Tony Hale (“Veep”) as Ross, Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”) as Judge Peckinpah, with Bill Hader (Inside Out) as Leonard and Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) as Mighty Eagle. Rounding out the flock are Hannibal Buress (Daddy’s Home), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street”), Danielle Brooks (“Orange is the New Black”), YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla) and Latin music sensation Romeo Santos.

Bonus content on THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats includes a bonus scene; the Blake Shelton Music Video “Friends;” Symphony Mode, which allows viewers to play the movie without all the squawking, just the music; a Character Sketch Gallery, where fans can see drawings and renderings of the birds, pigs and environments from the film; and Music Vignettes with Composer Heitor Pereira. Blu-ray and digital exclusive content includes the all-new short “The Early Hatchling Gets the Worm”, deleted scenes and a series of fun mini-movies featuring the Hatchlings. There are also five additional featurettes including “Dance Along Birds and Pigs,” where fans learn the line dance from the movie; “Crafty Birds,” where viewers learn how to build their own piggy tower; and three featurettes where fans can “Meet the Birds,” “Meet The Pigs” and “Meet the Hatchlings.”

Additionally, fans can unlock more content by syncing the Angry Birds Action! app with the audio on the Blu-ray or Digital version of the movie. The Angry Birds Action! app movie integration will also extend to retail where fans can unlock an augmented reality Hatchlings selfie feature by scanning “bird codes” on in-store signage.

National promotional partners, including top retail and grocery brands, are teaming up with SPHE to offer consumers high-flying deals through a variety of brand integrations. Those partners include: Sonic Drive-Ins, Furniture of America, Mrs. Thinster’s Cookie Thins and Post Malt-O-Meal Cereals.

Angry Birds Toons: Season 3 Volume 1 will also be available on digital July 29 and on DVD Aug. 16. The set features 13 mini episodes of avian adventures that the whole family can enjoy. Bonus materials include three behind-the-scenes videos and character reels featuring Chuck, King Pig and Matilda.

4K Ultra HD features four times the resolution of high definition, high dynamic range (HDR)–which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays–and Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Synopsis:
In the animated comedy-adventure, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

The Columbia Pictures/Rovio Animation film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis from a screenplay by Jon Vitti. Produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE was executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Extras Include:
§ Bonus Scene: “Chuck’s Rescue”
§ Symphony Mode
§ Making Music! With Composer Heitor Pereira
§ Blake Shelton Music Video “Friends”
§ Photo Gallery

Blu-ray & Digital Exclusive Extras Include:
§ All-New Short “The Early Hatchling Gets the Worm”
§ 3 More Hatchlings Shorts
§ Deleted Scenes
§ Crafty Birds – How to Build Your Own Piggy Tower
§ Dance Along Birds and Pigs
§ Creating the Real World of Angry Birds
§ Meet The Birds
§ Meet The Pigs
§ Meet The Hatchlings

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE has a run time of approximately 97 minutes and is rated PG for rude humor and action.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

ABOUT ROVIO ANIMATION
Rovio Animation creates and distributes family-friendly animation properties for audiences worldwide. Rovio Animation distributes content through ToonsTV, the multi-channel video entertainment app available on iOS, Android and Apple TV. In addition, Rovio Animation manages the licensed consumer products business based on the globally known Angry Birds franchise, as well as the licensing and publishing of other properties. The Angry Birds Movie, Rovio Animation’s first full-length feature film, was released in May 2016. www.rovio.com

 

MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR On Digital HD on Sept. 2 and Blu-ray™ on Sept. 13

June 30, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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And don’t miss the 60+ minutes of in-depth bonus features that take viewers
behind the battle lines with their favorite Super Heroes!

BURBANK, Calif., July 1, 2016 — Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has conquered both audiences and critics, debuting to $179.1 million—the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time—and earning a 90% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Captain America: Civil War” is the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically, internationally and globally, earning more than $1.14 billion at the worldwide box office. It also continues Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 13th consecutive film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

When Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” arrives early on Digital HD, Digital 3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on Sept. 2 and on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Sept. 13, viewers can join the nonstop action and pick their side—Team Cap, commanded by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), or Team Iron Man, led by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

Rogers and Stark are joined by a star-studded lineup of beloved Marvel Super Heroes, including Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie) Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), along with new recruit Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and joined by two new additions to the MCU: T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

More than 60-minutes of thrilling, exclusive bonus material includes: an inside look at the evolution of lead characters Steve Rogers and Tony Stark, a behind-the-scenes exclusive on the making of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” never-before-seen deleted scenes and hilarious outtakes. Plus, home audiences can learn more about the latest additions to the MCU and get an exclusive, first look at Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, coming to theaters Nov. 4, 2016.

Bonus features include*:
DIGITAL HD/3D & BLU-RAY:

· United We Stand, Divided We Fall – The Making of Captain America: Civil War Part 1 & Part 2 – As the tension mounts, sides are chosen and lines drawn. Learn more about the characters on each side—from Captain America and Iron Man to the latest recruits. In this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga, we’ll examine their stories through exclusive footage and interviews and discover just what went into selecting the Super Hero teams, filming the epic action sequences and introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man to the MCU.

· Captain America: The Road to Civil War – Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority.

· Iron Man: The Road to Civil War – From Gulmira to Sokovia, delve into the development and evolution of one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

· Gag Reel – Break the tension of this high-stakes conflict with some hilarious outtakes featuring the lighter side of your favorite Super Heroes.

· Deleted & Extended Scenes – Check out never-before-seen footage that didn’t make the final cut of “Captain America: Civil War.”

· Audio Commentary – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely deliver scene-by-scene insight and explain the storytelling challenges they faced creating the third installment of the Captain America franchise.

· Open Your Mind: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Exclusive Sneak Peek – Go behind and beyond the scenes as Doctor Strange makes his journey to the big screen.

*Bonus features may vary by retailer. The DVD does not include any bonus materials.

The most explosive clash to ever rock the Marvel Cinematic Universe ignites a firestorm of conflict in the game-changing epic, Captain America: Civil War. In the wake of collateral damage, government pressure to rein in the Avengers drives a deep wedge between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), causing a catastrophic rift that escalates into an all-out feud. Against a backdrop of divided loyalties, their fellow Avengers must deal with the fallout. Pick a side in this spectacular adventure, packed with mind-blowing action, suspense and exclusive bonus content!

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Emmy® Award-winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Kevin Feige, p.g.a. is the producer of the film, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

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DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):
Product SKUs: Disney Movies Anywhere, Digital HD/3D/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+Digital HD), Blu-ray, DVD (no bonus) and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 147 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray & Blu-ray 3D = 1080p High Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)
DVD = 2.39:1
Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: Facebook.com/CaptainAmerica
Website: Marvel.com/CaptainAmerica
Twitter: Twitter.com/CaptainAmerica
Instagram: Instagram.com/Marvel

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©MARVEL

ABOUT DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA):
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere. With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices. You can add the free DMA app to a multitude of devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android mobile phones and tablets, Android TV, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Xbox 360. Then, connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, and Microsoft Movies & TV and your eligible movies will be shared across all your connected platforms. In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

 

MEET THE BLACKS arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand August 2

June 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Mike Epps Stars in the Hilarious Parody Coming to Blu-rayTM, DVD, and Digital HD August 2 from Lionsgate

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SANTA MONICA, CA (June 14, 2016) – Beverly Hills isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be in Meet the Blacks, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and On Demand August 2 from Lionsgate and Codeblack Films. When Carl Black comes into some unexpected money, he decides to give up his hustling lifestyle, take his family and leave Chicago behind, but…they realize they picked the worst time to move. The laugh-out-loud cast includes Mike Epps (The Hangover), Gary Owen (Ride Along), Zulay Henao (The Single Moms Club), Bresha Webb (Ride Along 2), Lil Duval (“BET’s “ComicView”), Andrew Bachelor (Fifty Shades of Black,), DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street), with George Lopez (TV’s “George Lopez”) and Mike Tyson (The Hangover).

In a send-up of the hit franchise The Purge, Carl Black moves his family to Beverly Hills in hope of a better life, but their arrival coincides with the city’s annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.

The home entertainment release of Meet the Blacks includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes, the “Hit the Gas” music video, “Don’t Hate Wiring” parody commercial, and outtakes. Meet the Blacks will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· “The Making of Meet the Blacks” Featurette
· “Hit the Gas” Music Video
· Behind the Scenes of “Hit the Gas”
· “Don’t Hate Wiring!” Parody Commercial
· Outtakes
*Subject to change

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: © 2016 Meet The Blacks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Pervasive Language, Some Sexual Material, Violence and Drug Use
Genre: Comedy, Spoof
Closed-Captioned: No
Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 94 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

ABOUT LIONGSATE
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me, Divergent and John Wick series, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films’ Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

 

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