‘Peter Pan’ 65th Anniversary Blu-ray Release Date Announcement

Peter Pan is one of the most recognizable Disney classics ever. It’s been 65 years since the release! In celebration of it, the Walt Disney Signature Collection will be released the film on Blu-ray on June 5, 2018. You can catch it earlier on Digital and Movies Anywhere on May 29. Check out these loaded bonus features that will be included:

Bonus Features:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL:
New Signature Collection Bonus

  • Stories from Walt’s Office: Walt & Flight – “Think of the happiest things, it’s the same as having wings”. One thing you’ll notice inside Walt Disney’s office are all of the models and pictures of airplanes. Walt loved planes and was an aficionado of flying. As a continuation of the “Stories from Walt’s Office” series, we’ll soar into the world of one of Walt’s favorite pastimes and look at the history behind the company airplane he used to scout Central Florida looking for the perfect place to build his second theme park.
  • A “Darling” Conversation with Wendy & John: Kathryn Beaumont and Paul Collins  Join Disney Legend Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Wendy) and Paul Collins (the voice of John) as they reunite for the first time in many years to reminisce and discuss their experiences working on Peter Pan, meeting Walt Disney and learning to fly … literally.
  • You Can Fly” – A new “Oke” rendition and graphic look of the classic Disney song, “You Can Fly,” with fun lyrics on screen and lots of your favorite “Peter Pan” characters.
  • “Never Smile at a Crocodile” – A new “Oke” rendition and graphic look of the deleted song, “Never Smile at a Crocodile”, with fun lyrics on screen and highlighting the relationship between Captain Hook and Tick- Tock the Crocodile.

Legacy/Classic Bonus

  • DisneyView
  • Sing-along Version of the film: Sing along with your favorite songs from the movie.
  • Growing Up with Nine Old Men – “Peter Pan is both a story of living with a child’s sense of openness to the world and an acknowledgement that the path to adulthood most often leads away from those qualities. A parallel of sorts to that duality can be found in Walt Disney and his core group of animators, the Nine Old Men, in their lives and in their work. Our short film will look at who they were and the parts they played in one of the most remarkable team of artists that ever worked together.
  • Deleted Song: “The Pirate’s Song” – Original demo recording of the song played over concept art.
  • Deleted Song: “Never Smile at a Crocodile” – With music played over static concept art of the crocodile from Pater Pan.
  • Deleted Song: “The Boatswain Song” – With music played over static concept art of Captain Hook and his crew.
  • Deleted Scene: “The Journey Home” – A proposed alternate ending where Peter asks the Lost Boys to return home with Wendy and the other children.
  • Deleted Scene: “Alternate Arrival” – A deleted scene where Wendy and the children are initially attacked by the Lost Boys because Tinker Bell tells them that Wendy is holding Peter captive. We also see in this version of the story that Nana the dog travels to Never Land with Wendy and the children.
  • Disney Song Select – Simply play the clip from the movie with subtitles underneath it.
    • “The Second Star to the Right
    • “You Can Fly”
    • “A Pirate’s Life”
    • “Following the Leader”
    • “Your Mother and Mine”
  • Audio Commentary Hosted by Roy Disney – Audio commentary hosted by Roy Disney, but carried on by several other people.
  • Music and More
    • ”Never Land”: The Lost Song – A bonus piece that sets up the backstory of where this lost song was found and how Richard Sherman recomposed it.
    • Music Video: “Never Land” – Music Performed by Paige O’Hara – A music video of the song “Never Land”
    • Music Video: “The Second Star to the Right” – Music Performed by T-Squad – A music video of the song “The Second Star to the Right” performed by T-Squad.
  • Backstage Disney
    • You Can Fly: The Making of ‘Peter Pan’ – A making-of video of the 1953 Disney classic, “Peter Pan.”
    • In Walt’s Words: “Why I Made ‘Peter Pan’” – Based upon an article written by Walt Disney retold as a dramatic recreation.
    • Tinker Bell: A Fairy’s Tale – An introspective video on the creation, history and personality of the one and only “Tink.”
    • The Peter Pan That Almost Was – Hosted by Ron Clements and John Musker, we take a look at the storyboards and early concepts of a version of the “Peter Pan” film that never saw the light of day.
    • The “Peter Pan” Story – An original featurette for the film created in 1952.
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‘The 15:17 To Paris’ Blu-ray & DVD Release Date Annoucement

Clint Eastwood’s compelling film The 15:17 to Paris is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on May 22, 2018. The film tells the incredible true story of three American men who risked their lives to save others during a train terrorist attack. It’s a heck of a story. For those that want to get an early jump start at seeing the film can check it out on 4K Digital on May 1, 2018.

BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES:

The 15:17 to Paris Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

  • Making Every Second Count

o   Join Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler – the three Americans who stopped the attack – as they take us moment-by-moment through the real-life drama, just as they lived it.

  • Portrait of Courage

o   Join Oscar® winner Eastwood and his creative team as they reveal the aspects of the story that moved them and why they took the bold step of casting the three Americans to play themselves in the film.

The 15:17 to Paris Standard Definition DVD contains the following special feature:

  • Portrait of Courage

‘THE 15:17 TO PARIS’ releases on Blu-ray and DVD on May 22 and on 4K Digital on May 1, 2018

Must See Under-The-Radar Movie Releases (March 23)

This new version of must see movies now will include a Friday that focuses on limited theatrical and VOD releases. Here are the picks for the week of March 23:

WELCOME THE STRANGER:

This is not a movie that will appeal to everyone. It’s a bizarre sexually charged movie that’s methodically paced. There is a strong incest driven theme that tends to be uncomfortable to watch. It’s a slow paced, confusing film with a brother and sister with a ton of sexual tension between them, so why would this be a recommendation? All these oddities make it actually a compelling movie. I constantly wondered where it’s headed next. What’s the turning point? What will be the payoff? Half the time I was unsure what was going on, but there I was watching it and trying to figure it all out.

Welcome The Stranger has a mix of elements that ultimately make it a compelling watch. It’s very mysterious, disturbing, fantastical and unbalanced to the point that it’s thrilling. Abbey Lee and Caleb Landry Jones have subtly deliver fantastic performances. As I said at the start, this is not a movie that will appeal to everyone. If you can handle the wild mixture of elements and lots of tomato cutting (you’ll see what I mean), you should give this film a look.

WELCOME THE STRANGER is out now on Digital

’12 Strong’ Blu-ray Release Date Announcement

The phenomenal war drama about a group of elite Special Forces on a mission to fight the enemy days after the 9/11 attacks. Based on the incredible true events of these brave soldiers and starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Peña. Witness this unbelievable story when 12 Strong releases on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on May 1, 2018. You can also see it three weeks earlier on Digital on April 10, 2018.

BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES:

12 Strong Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

·         12 Strong: The Making of an Impossible Mission

·         Monumental Effort: Building America’s Response Monument

’12 STRONG’ releases on Blu-ray and DVD on May 1, 2018

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Blu-ray Release Date Announcement

The final movie of the Fifty Shades trilogy took over theaters over Valentine’s Day, but soon you’ll be able to see it from the comfort of your home. Fifty Shades Freed is coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 8, 2018. If you can’t wait till May to see it, you can catch it two weeks earlier on Digital and Movies Anywhere on April 24, 2018.

There will be a ton of bonus content added.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL:

  • An Intimate Conversation with EL James and Eric Johnson – A casual conversation between EL and Eric discussing the film, favorite moments, themes, etc.
  • Music Videos
    • “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” – Liam Payne & Rita Ora
    • “Capital Letters” – Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop®
    • “Heaven” – Julia Michaels

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • Deleted Scene
  • The Final Climax – Fans can follow not only Ana and Christian, but also both new and familiar characters behind-the-scenes throughout their journey of Fifty Shades Freed
    • The Wedding: Take a closer look at the beautiful wedding scene with the production and costume designers – from the breathtaking venue, gorgeous gown and the custom-designed floral arrangements
    • Honeymoon: Travel along with the newlyweds and soak up the sun in the gorgeous French Riviera. Discover the challenge production faced with accessing locations, and the search for the perfect honeymoon yacht
    • Mr. & Mrs. Grey: After the wedding and the honeymoon, what is it really like to be married? Find out how life in the penthouse changes once Ana moves in
    • Ana Takes Charge: Director James Foley and Costume Designer Shay Cunliffe explore Ana’s transformation and growth into a powerful businesswoman
    • Ana & Mr. Hyde: Go behind the scenes and find out the secrets about what makes Jake Hyde tick
    • Aspen in Whistler: Take a look at how the filmmakers and set decorator used Whistler, Vancouver as a stand-in for snowy Aspen, and discover the famous musician whose home was transformed into Christian’s mansion
    • Ana’s Revelation: Ana and Christian face their biggest challenge yet. Author EL James takes us through the choice that Ana must make and how the couple’s power dynamic shifts
    • Resolution: The final showdown between Ana and Jack brings the two face-to-face and Ana will do whatever it takes to protect Christian, his family, and her future
    • The Meaning of Freed: The cast and filmmakers share what being FREED really means for both Ana and Christian
  • Christian & Ana By Jamie & Dakota – Revisit the previous films and learn how both Ana and Christian have changed…  and how both actors have lived through the experience

 

‘FIFTY SHADES FREED’ releases on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 8, 2018

‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ Series Out Now on Blu-ray and 4K UHD

Alicia Vikander is about to grace the big screen in the revival of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider origins movie, but before Vikander, it was Angelina Jolie who took on the role of Croft. In time to coincide with the release of the new movie, comes the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs with the Digital Copy (all available now). This is definitely a great bundle release, as it offers a variation of special features.

LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER

2-DISC 4K UHD/BLU-RAY COMBO PACK W/DIGITAL COPY

Special Features:

4K UHD

Commentary with Director Simon West
Blu-ray

Commentary with Director Simon West
Digging Into Tomb Raider
Crafting Lara Croft
The Visual Effects of Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider Stunts
Are You Game?
Deleted Scenes
U2 Music Video: “Elevation” (Tomb Raider Mix)
Alternate Main Title
Teaser Trailer
Trailer

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE

2-DISC 4K UHD/BLU-RAY COMBO PACK W/DIGITAL COPY

Special Features:

4K UHD

Commentary by Director Jan de Bont
Blu-ray

Commentary by Director Jan de Bont
Deleted/Alternate Scenes (with Optional Commentary by Jan de Bont)
Training
Vehicles and Weapons
Stunts
Visual Effects
Scoring
Gerard Butler’s Screen Test
Korn “Did My Time” Music Video
The Davey Brothers “Heart Go Faster” Music Video

LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER & LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE are out now on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

‘Paddington 2’ Blu-ray Release Date Announcement

The critically beloved Paddington 2 is coming to Blu-ray and DVD. The family friendly film about the lovable bear who brings joy to others is back for this sequel. Be sure to check it out when Paddington 2 comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 24. You can catch it a month earlier on Digital on March 27, 2018.

Paddington 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features:

·         Paddington: The Bear Truth

·         How to Make A Marmalade Sandwich

·         Music Video with Phoenix Buchanan

·         The Magical Mystery of Paddington’s Pop-Up Book

·         The Browns and Paddington: The Special Bond

·         Knuckles: A Fistful of Marmalade

·         The (Once) Famous Faces of Phoenix Buchanan

·         Audio Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Paul King

PADDINGTON 2 releases on Blu-ray and DVD on April 24, 2018 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment