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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, December 22 -- Monday, December 28

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  • War Room

    photo for War Room Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all -- great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan's world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a "war room" and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony's hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara's wisdom that victories don't come by accident. Vitals: Director: Alex Kendrick. Stars: Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Beth Moore, Alex Kendrick, Michael Jr. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 120 min., Drama, Box office gross: $63.570 million, Sony. Extras: Deleted scenes; commentary with director Alex Kendrick and producer Stephen Kendrick; eight featurettes: "Making of War Room,” "War Room in 60 Seconds,” "The Heart of War Room,” "From Auditioning to Acting: A Look at What It Takes to Cast a Movie," "Molly Bruno - Modern Day Miss Clara," "Investing in the Next Generation," "The Church on Its Knees," "A Pastor's Call to Prayer." Blu-ray adds bloopers & outtakes; two additional featurettes: "The Art of Jumping Rope" and "Behind the Scenes: Color Grading"; "Warrior" music video by Steven Curtis Chapman. 3 stars


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  • Pan

    photo for Pan Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities don't exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny -- to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan. Vitals: Director: Joe Wright. Stars: Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller, Amanda Seyfried. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 111 min., Family Adventure, Box office gross: $34.727 million, Warner. Extras: "The Boy Who Would Be Pan" featurette. Blu-ray adds director’s commentary, "Never Grow Up: The Legend of Pan," "The Scoundrels of Neverland," "Wondrous Realms." 2 stars



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  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

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The Brain That Wouldn't Die Special Blu-ray Edition (1962) Herb Evers, Virginia Leith, Leslie Daniel. New high definition (1080p) transfer from the negative, restored to its uncut version (1.66:1). When Dr. Bill Cortner loses his sweetheart, Jan, in a car accident, he refuses to give up hope for her life. Scooping up her decapitated head, he brings it back to the lab for resuscitation. But keeping her head alive is one thing -- finding her a new body is quite another. So while the mad doctor is out looking for spare parts, she's stuck at home going out of her mind -- literally. And nothing will stop her from getting revenge on the man who is keeping her as a trophy girlfriend. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" (in standard definition); new audio commentary with film historian and author Steve Haberman and writer Tony Sasso; alternate scene from the international cut; theatrical trailer; still gallery. (Scream Factory).

Dragon Blade (2015) Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody. When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road in China, Huo An (Chan) and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers, led by General Lucius (Cusack), to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible, epic battle. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Behind the Scenes of Dragon Blade" featurette, extended interviews with cast and crew, music videos featuring Jackie Chan.(Lionsgate).

The Giant King (2012) Voices of Bella Thorne, Meg "May Baby" DeAngelis, Russell Peters. One thousand years after an epic robot battle, sworn enemies Zork and Pinky wake up with no memory of who they are or how they wound up chained together. In search of answers, they begin wandering the barren wasteland, looking for RAM, the creator of all robots -- and making new friends, as well as a few enemies, along the way. But when they remember their past, will their newfound friendship prove to be stronger than an unbreakable chain? Animated adventure approved by the Dove Foundation. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Bringing the Characters to Life: At the Recording Studio" featurette. (Lionsgate).



Nasty Baby (2015 -- Canada) Sebastian Silva, Kristen Wiig, Tunde Adebimpe, Alia Shawkat. A Brooklyn-based artist (Silva), his boyfriend Mo (Tunde Adebimpe) and their best friend Polly (Wiig), are trying to have a baby. As the trio deals with the complications of conception and creating the "new normal" family, their bliss is clouded by a series of confrontations with an annoying neighbor who just might be a madman. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary with director-star Sebastian Silva, Kristen Wiig and Tunde Adebimpe; "Nasty Baby: Behind the Scenes"; photo gallery. (Sony).

Nightmares BLU-RAY DEBUT (1983) Cristina Raines, Emilio Estevez, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright. A pack of cigarettes, a video game, a pick-up truck and a stately colonial home all become key elements in four tales of terror in the anthology film directed by Joseph Sargent. Extras: Audio commentary with executive producer Andrew Mirisch and actress Cristina Raines, theatrical trailer, radio spots. (Scream Factory).

Queen of Earth (2015) Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit. Two women who grew up together discover they have drifted apart when they retreat to a lake house together. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).


Pan (2015) Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller, Amanda Seyfried. 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "The Boy Who Would Be Pan" featurette. Blu-ray adds director’s commentary, "Never Grow Up: The Legend of Pan," "The Scoundrels of Neverland," "Wondrous Realms." (Warner).

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (2015) WWE star Dean Ambrose, Roger Cross, Daniel Cudmore, Lochlyn Munro, Ty Olsson. The third film in the "12 Rounds" series finds one good cop working to expose a team of corrupt cops in a fight for his honor and his life. When he uncovers evidence linking his fellow officers to a murder, they frame him for a homicide he didn't commit. Trapped in his own precinct with 12 rounds in the clip and one shot at redemption, nothing will stand in his way. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Resourceful Adversary" featurette, "Filming a Firefight" featurette. (WWE Studios/Lionsgate).

War Room (2015) Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Beth Moore, Alex Kendrick, Michael Jr. The faith and family drama focuses on the transformative power of prayer, centering on a seemingly perfect family who find desperately needed help for their hidden problems from a wise, elderly widow named Miss Clara. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes; commentary with director Alex Kendrick and producer Stephen Kendrick; eight featurettes: "Making of War Room,” "War Room in 60 Seconds,” "The Heart of War Room,” "From Auditioning to Acting: A Look at What It Takes to Cast a Movie," "Molly Bruno - Modern Day Miss Clara," "Investing in the Next Generation," "The Church on Its Knees," "A Pastor's Call to Prayer." Blu-ray adds bloopers & outtakes; two additional featurettes: "The Art of Jumping Rope" and "Behind the Scenes: Color Grading"; "Warrior" music video by Steven Curtis Chapman. (Sony).


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