One of my favorite movies of this year The Only Living Boy in New York is coming to Digital HD for its home release. At this time there are no news if there will be a Blu-ray & DVD release date to follow. Lionsgate will release the film on Digital HD on October 20. Here are the special features included:
The home entertainment release of The Only Living Boy in New York includes three featurettes looking at the making of the film, the eco-friendly measures that the production used, and how the character of New York City contributed to the story.
DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
- ”The Making of The Only Living Boy in New York” Featurette
- “The Only Living Boy in New York: A Green Initiative Production” Featurette
- “New York City as a Character” Featurette
The recent list of movie releases has a lot of options for everyone. September has offered a variety of movies, from must see under-the-radar releases to higher profile summer movies that are arriving for home entertainment viewing. Here are the September Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and limited theatrical releases to see:
Arguably the best movie of the summer. Wonder Woman amazed audiences and critics with the inspirational portrayal of a superhero that everyone can embrace. Gal Gadot marvels as Wonder Woman. She’s heroic, tough, kind and empowering. Her chemistry with Chris Pine who plays her love interest Steve Trevor is outstanding, they are equally playful as they are connected. The film has a very smart and entertaining plot with a variety of interesting and likable characters. On the surface it may seem like just another superhero movie, but Wonder Woman is a lot more than that. It’s a story of a woman maturing by coming into her own and finding her place in the world. To me this film could also have been mentioned alongside any war movie. The war setting is a major point of the film’s story. Wonder Woman succeeds on a variety of levels, acting, directing (Patty Jenkins), cinematography, story-telling and entertainment. It’s a definite must-see and must own movie.
Blu-ray Bonus Content (including a bonus scene not seen in theaters):
- Epilogue: Etta’s Mission
- Crafting the Wonder
- A Director’s Vision: Themyscira: The Hidden Island
- A Director’s Vision: Beach Battle
- A Director’s Vision: A Photograph Through Time
- A Director’s Vision: Diana in the Modern World
- A Director’s Vision: Wonder Woman at War
- Warriors of Wonder Woman
- The Trinity
- The Wonder Behind the Camera
- Finding the Wonder Woman
- Extended Scenes
- Blooper Reel
‘Wonder Woman’ is available on Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray , Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD and VOD
The week of August 22 surprisingly offers a small slate of movie releases. This week features some big TV show releases, with season seven on The Walking Dead and season two of Supergirl being released. That being said, there are two major home releases this week that you can’t pass up.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2:
One of the summer’s best films is finally out on Blu-ray & DVD. Guardians Vol. 2 brings back the awesome band of misfits back, with the likes of Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and little Groot. This time around they are attempting the discover the mystery behind Quill’s father. The film offers the same sort of humor, entertainment and fun that the first Guardians did, but with an added punch. I really enjoyed the plot and visuals, but also the fact that Yondu plays a prominent role and his story is explored further than before. It’s good to see the already successful Guardians franchise getting better and Vol. 2 is the proof. The Blu-ray special content is another reason to pick up a copy of the film.
- “Guardians Inferno” Music Video
- Hilarious Deleted Scenes
- Outrageous Gag Reel
- Bonus Round: The Making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Audio Commentary by Director James Gunn
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is available now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere
Tuesday, August 22 marks the highly anticipated release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Blu-ray & DVD. The Blu-ray has a ton of special features to check out. Here is a sample, courtesy of Disney Movies Anywhere, of some of the cool features you can expect when you pick up a copy.
ROCKET & GROOT:
This feature highlights the voice actors (Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper) and their work, as they bring Groot and Rocket to life.
FILMING WITH BABY GROOT:
Director James Gunn talks about what makes Baby Groot special and show you how they used a Baby Groot figure on set, to film the scenes.
DESIGNING BABY GROOT:
Hear the creators discuss the creation of Baby Groot and all the steps that lead to this process.
ROCKET IN THE TREES:
The production team talks about filming and creating the scene of Rocket in the trees.
Check out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere
The Steve Martin and John Candy comedy classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles is coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for its 30th Anniversary release on October 10. This is a true classic and a personal Thanksgiving Holiday classic. I’m excited for the special features.
Blu-ray Special Features:
- Retrospective on John Hughes’ career that includes interviews with those who worked with him and explores his indelible impact as a writer and filmmaker
- “Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains And Automobiles”
- “John Hughes For Adults”
- A tribute to John Candy
- Deleted scene
Planes, Trains and Automobiles 30th Anniversary releases on October 10 on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD
The week of August 15 offers some nice choices. As usual this weeks choices include under-the-radar Blu-ray/DVD releases, select theatrical and VOD. Check these films out and you’ll be happy you did:
There has been a nice run of boxing movies in the past year. The story of Roberto Duran in Hands of Stone, then there was the remarkable story of of Vinny Pazienza in Bleed For This, now comes another true life story of boxer Chuck Wepner in this film. Liev Schreiber stars as Wepner, a liquor salesman turned prizefighter who is famously known for going fifteen rounds with Muhammad Ali and being the real-life inspiration for Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa. I know I haven’t heard of Wepner till I saw this film. Schreiber is terrific in this role. They way Schreiber portrays the man as he goes through highs and lows and dealing with short-term fame duo to the popularity of Balboa. This is the real Rocky, and he’s not what you expect him to be. Very well written, presented and acted. This is a must see film not only for boxing lovers. Before you run out to see McGregor vs Mayweather on August 26, check this film out.
Blu-ray Special Features:
Chuck is out now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
So the one big movie of the summer I missed seeing is Transformers: The Last Knight. I won’t have to wait much longer as it was just announced that the film will be coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on September 26. If you want to catch it earlier, you can see it on Digital HD on September 12.
I’m looking forward to seeing those special features on the Blu-ray:
- Merging Mythologies – Explore the secret TRANSFORMERS history
- Climbing the Ranks – Military training
- The Royal Treatment: Transformers in the UK
- Motors and Magic
- Alien Landscape: Cybertron
- One More Giant Effin’ Movie