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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, September 20 -- Monday, September 26

All DVD Releases

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    photo for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are back to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones. After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater threat with similar intentions: the notorious Krang. Vitals: Director: Dave Green. Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly, Gary Anthony Williams. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 112 min., Action Adventure, Box office gross: $81.860 million, Universal. Blu-ray extras: "We Are Family," "Whoa! Expanding the Turtleverse," "House Party," "It’s Tricky: Inside the Van," "ILM: The Effects Beneath the Shell," "Did You Catch That?" Turtle Eggs!, deleted scenes. 2 stars


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  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

    photo for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Now that Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they're ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a hard–partying, out-of-control sorority, led by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz). Mac and Kelly are forced to team up with their charismatic ex-neighbor and now secret weapon, Teddy (Zac Efron), since the ladies of Kappa Nu aren't going down without a fight. It’s parenthood vs. sisterhood when the new neighbors assert their right to party just as hard as the boys. Vitals: Director: Nicholas Stoller. Stars: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 93 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $55.291 million, Universal. Extras: Deleted scenes; gag reel; Line-O-Rama; "Nu Neighbors" behind-the-scenes featurette; "The Prodigal Bros Return": The not so beloved brothers of Delta Psi return ... for a day, with Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jerrod Carmichael and Zac Efron; "Girls Rule" featurette; "The Ultimate Tailgate" sequence; commentary with co-writer/director Nicholas Stoller and producer James Weaver. 2 stars

  • Free State of Jones

    photo for Free State of Jones Set during the Civil War, the film tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Vitals: Director: Gary Ross. Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Jessica Collins. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: R, 139 min., Drama, Box office gross: $20.389 million, Universal. Extras: "The History of Jones County" featurette. 2 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    September 20:
    The Purge: Election Year (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 4)
    The Legend of Tarzan (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 11)

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    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Blood Simple (Criterion)
  • Cat People (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

Beauty and the Beast (1991) Voices of Robby Benson, Angela Lansbury, Paige O'Hara, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Richard White, Jo Anne Worley, Jesse Corti, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart. 25th Anniversary Signature Collection Edition with four versions of the film: The Blu-ray release will include the original theatrical film; an extended version with the photo for >Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Signature Collection Edition "Human Again" song sequence and a never-before-released on home entertainment sing-along version. The original work-in-progress version will be available digitally and on Disney Movies Anywhere. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: "Menken & Friends: 25 Years of Musical Inspiration"; "#1074: Walt, Fairy Tales & Beauty and the Beast": Long before "Beauty and the Beast" became an instant classic, Walt Disney made two attempts -- between the 1930s and 1950s -- to adapt the famous fairy tale into an animated film. Discover what Disney and his team was dreaming up through Disney's actual voice recordings, archived artwork, story notes -- and learn why the project was sidelined for decades; "Always Belle" featurette with the original voice of Belle, Paige O'Hara; "The Recording Sessions"; "25 Fun Facts About Beauty and the Beast"; ""Beauty and The Beast" sneak peek at the 2017 Disney live-action remake. (Disney).

Blood Simple (1984) Joel and Ethan Coen’s career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neo-noir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner sets off a torrent of violence with one murderous thought. Actor M. Emmet Walsh looms over photo for Blood Simplethe proceedings as a slippery private eye with a yellow suit, a cowboy hat, and no moral compass, and Frances McDormand’s cunning debut performance set her on the road to stardom. The tight scripting and inventive style that have marked the Coens’ work for decades are all here in their first film, in which cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld abandons the black-and-white chiaroscuro of classic noir for neon signs and jukebox colors that combine with Carter Burwell’s haunting score to lurid and thrilling effect. Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, "Blood Simple" reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene. New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New conversation between Sonnenfeld and the Coens about the film’s look, featuring Telestrator video illustrations; new conversation between author Dave Eggers and the Coens about the film’s production, from inception to release; new interviews with composer Carter Burwell, sound mixer Skip Lievsay, and actors Frances McDormand and M. Emmet Walsh; trailers; an essay by novelist and critic Nathaniel Rich. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for Blue Bloods: The Sixth Season Blue Bloods: The Sixth Season (2015-16) Six-disc set with all 22 episodes. The sixth season of Blue Bloods starts off with Frank (Tom Selleck) being concerned that a threat to New York City may be imminent following a terrorist attack in the Middle East. Meanwhile, his son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) must track down dangerous targets of his own -- serial murderers, cop killers, prison escapees. Later in the season, the Reagan family and the NYPD clash with corrupt officials and investigate a mob boss's ties with a former cop. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Story of the Reagans: Season 6" featurette, "Behind the Scenes With Blue Bloods," commentary on select episodes, deleted scenes, gag reel, "The Wilder Trilogy: Danny Reagan's Fight for Justice," "Working With Donnie Wahlberg." (CBS/Paramount).

Cat People (1942) The first of the horror films producer Val Lewton made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience’s imagination. Simone Simon stars as a Serbian émigré in Manhattan who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any photo for Cat Peoplephysical intimacy with the man she loves (Kent Smith) will turn her into a feline predator. Lewton, a consummate producer-auteur who oversaw every aspect of his projects, found an ideal director in Jacques Tourneur, a chiaroscuro stylist adept at keeping viewers off-kilter with startling compositions and psychological innuendo. Together, they eschewed the canned effects of earlier monster movies in favor of shocking with subtle shadows and creative audio cues. One of the studio’s most successful movies of the 1940s, Cat People raised the creature feature to new heights of sophistication and mystery. New, restored 2K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film historian Gregory Mank, with excerpts from an audio interview with actor Simone Simon; "Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows," a 2008 feature-length documentary that explores the life and career of the legendary Hollywood producer; iterview with director Jacques Tourneur from 1977; new interview with cinematographer John Bailey about the look of the film; trailer; an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for >Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - The First Season Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - The First Season (2015-16) Four-disc set with all 13 episode. Gary Sinise headlines this spin-off from "Criminal Minds." Over 68 million Americans leave the safety of our borders every year. If danger strikes, the FBI's International Response Team is called into action. Experienced unit chief Jack Garrett (Sinise) knows he can depend on the unique skills of multilingual master Clara Seger (Alana de la Garza), ex-special ops agent Matt Simmons (Daniel Henney), technical whiz Russ "Monty" Montgomery (Tyler James Williams) and medical examiner Mae Jarvis (Annie Funke). From a ritualistic human-hunter in the wilds of Thailand, to a serial slayer in the streets of Paris, to an organ harvester in the slums of Mumbai, no perpetrator can escape the combined brilliance of this elite force. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Beyond Borders: Departures" featurette, "Beyond Borders: Destinations" featurette, "Beyond Borders: The IRT," deleted scenes, gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).

photo for Dead-End Drive-In Dead-End Drive-In (1986) Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde. One of Quentin Tarantino's favorite directors, Brian Trenchard-Smith was a key figure in the Ozploitation movement. Set in a near-future where the economy has crumbled and violent gangs play havoc in the streets, the powers-that-be have decided to lure the delinquent youth into drive-in cinemas and keep them there. No longer just a place to watch trashy movies and make out, these outdoor picture shows have become concentration camps for the unruly and unwanted. With its day-glo color scheme, new wave soundtrack and extraordinary stunt work, "Dead-End Drive-In" is in the tradition of Ozploitation milestones "Mad Max" and "The Cars That Ate Paris," only very, very eighties. Brand new 2K restoration from original film materials. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary by director Brian Trenchard-Smith; "The Stuntmen," Trenchard Smith's classic television documentary on Grant Page ("Mad Max," "Road Games") and other Australian stunt performers; "Hospitals Don't Burn Down," Trenchard-Smith's 1978 public information film told in pure Ozploitation fashion; behind-the-scenes gallery by graffitti artist Vladimir Cherepanoff; theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment Group).



photo for Elephant Kingdom Elephant Kingdom (2016) Animated. When brave elephant Rock (Cary Elwes) sees his wife, Melody (Alexa PenaVega), kidnapped by the powerful human king (Patrick Warburton), the mighty warrior gets some jumbo-sized help from his friends in order to rescue her. Coming to his aid is a quirky, courageous troop of young elephants, including Rally (Carlos PenaVega), and Pugsley (Mikey Bolts), plus the ever-trusty and wacky Wingman (Garrett Clayton) and the kindhearted human queen (Ambyr Childers). Formats: DVD. Extras: "Giving the Characters a Voice: At the Recording Studio." (Lionsgate).

Free State of Jones (2016) Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Jessica Collins. A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The History of Jones County" featurette. (Universal).

photo for gunsmoke-12 Gunsmoke - The Twelfth Season - Volume 1 (1966) Four-disc set with 15 episodes, for the first time in full-color. James Arness stars as the incomparable Marshal Matt Dillon, sworn to protect and serve the good people of Dodge City. Faithfully by his side are reliable medic Doc Adams (Milburn Stone), strong-willed saloon keeper Miss Kitty (Amanda Blake) and trustworthy Deputy Festus Haggen (Ken Curtis). Together, they take on the likes of gold-digging bandits, bloodthirsty gunslingers and an underhanded boxing champ. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Gunsmoke - The Twelfth Season - Volume 2 (1967) Four-disc set with 14 episodes, for the first time in full-color. James Arness stars as the incomparable Marshal Matt Dillon, sworn to protect and serve the good people of Dodge City. Faithfully by his side are reliable medic Doc Adams (Milburn Stone), strong-willed saloon keeper Miss Kitty (Amanda Blake) and trustworthy Deputy Festus Haggen (Ken Curtis). Wrapping up the season, the legendary lawman tangles with a new slate of outlaws, including troublemaking drovers, a vigilante rancher and bomb-making bank robbers. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz. Follow-up to "Neighbors" features even more raunchy banter and outrageous antics, but this time the ladies have taken charge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes; gag reel; Line-O-Rama; "Nu Neighbors" behind-the-scenes featurette; "The Prodigal Bros Return": The not so beloved brothers of Delta Psi return ... for a day, with Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jerrod Carmichael and Zac Efron; "Girls Rule" featurette; "The Ultimate Tailgate" sequence; commentary with co-writer/director Nicholas Stoller and producer James Weaver. (Universal).


The Originals: The Complete Third Season (2015-16) Five-disc set with all 22 episodes of the series about a family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires looking to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc,, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: The Originals: 2015 Comic-Con Panel, "Charles Michael Davis in the Big Easy" featurette, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

photo for Rodeo & Juliet Rodeo & Juliet (2015) Nadine Crocker, Krista Allen, Tim Abell. A big-city girl and her mother are forced to relocate to the family's struggling ranch where the young woman meets a special horse and a young cowboy she's forbidden to see because of a family feud, while her mother reconnects with a local rancher she was in love with 20 years earlier. Dove "Family-Approved" romance. Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Stephen Farrelly, Gary Anthony Williams. After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang. Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). The DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with two double-sided Turtle Masks in all four colors, for a limited time while supplies last. Blu-ray extras: "We Are Family," "Whoa! Expanding the Turtleverse," "House Party," "It’s Tricky: Inside the Van," "ILM: The Effects Beneath the Shell," "Did You Catch That?" Turtle Eggs!, deleted scenes. (Universal).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collectible Lunchbox Set Includes the Blu-ray/DVD combo of the rebooted "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" with two double-sided Turtle Masks in all four colors, packed in a collectible Metal Turtle Truck Lunchbox, $29.96. (Universal).

2 Broke Girls: The Complete Fifth Season (2015-16) All 22 half-hour episodes from the fifth season. In season five, Max and Caroline continue to wait tables at the diner while trying to build their new business — a dessert bar! Caroline goes to Hollywood to meet with studio executives to discuss the idea of making her riches-to-rags life story into a movie. Max tags along and meets Randy (guest star Ed Quinn) — who becomes her new beau — but will it last outside Hollywood? Formats: DVD. Extras: Gag reel, unaired scenes. (Warner).

Under the Sun (2015 - Czech Republic/Russia/Germany/Latvia/North Korea) After years of negotiation, Russian director Vial Mansky was invited by the North Korean government to make a film about one girl and her family in the year she prepares to join the Children’s Union, on the "Day of the Shining Star" (Kim Jong-Il’s birthday). "My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country ..." says 8-year-old Zin-mi. And so it may seem as Mansky films her in joyous, patriotic school pageants and in dance class, or with her parents, eating delicious food in their picturesque apartment. But the government handlers supervising the production did not realize that Mansky kept filming after they had shouted "Cut!" "Under the Sun" is the jaw-dropping result. In Korean with English Subtitles. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).

Wedding Doll (2015 -- Israel) Moran Rosenblatt, Roy Assaf, Assi Levy. This bittersweet melodrama follows a young headstrong woman, Hagit, who dreams of love, marriage and freedom from the strict guidance of her mother, an over protective divorcee. Hagit strikes up a relationship with her boss' son at the local factory where she works. While hiding the blossoming romance from her mother, news arrives of the factory shutting down, and it forces Hagit's romantic fantasy and reality to collide. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).


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