‘Big George Foreman,’ ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ and ‘The Tank’ Hit Home Entertainment — Plus, a Giveaway!

BIG GEORGE FOREMAN. (DVD Artwork). ©Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


Big George Foreman (Biography, Drama, Sport)

The miraculous story of the once and future heavyweight champion of the world, “Big George Foreman” comes to Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, June 27, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is also now available on Digital.

Fueled by an impoverished childhood, George Foreman (Khris Davis, “Atlanta”) channels his anger into becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, followed by a near-death experience that takes him from the ring to the pulpit. But when he sees his community struggle, he reclaims his title, becoming the oldest and most improbable heavyweight champion ever.

Bonus materials on the release include deleted scenes and two featurettes: “Toe to Toe: Foreman & Ali” and “‘Big George Foreman’: A Look at the Making of the Film.”

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Animation, Adventure, Comedy)

Generating over a billion dollars around the world, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is now available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” tells the story of two Brooklyn plumbers who are brothers and best friends: Mario, the brave one with the “let’s-a go” attitude, and the perpetually anxious Luigi, who would prefer to go nowhere. The movie begins with the Super Mario Brothers reckoning with their struggling plumbing business, and winds up taking viewers on a whirlwind adventure through Mushroom Kingdom. Through the brothers’ journey, audiences meet a cast of familiar, lovable characters, ultimately uniting to defeat the power-hungry villain, Bowser.

Showcasing an all-star lineup to voice the iconic pop culture characters, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” stars Chris Pratt (the “Jurassic World” franchise) as Mario, Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”) as Princess Peach, Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”) as Toad, Seth Rogen (“Neighbors”) as Donkey Kong, Jack Black (the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise) as Bowser and Fred Armisen (“Portlandia”) as Cranky Kong. The Nintendo and Illumination-produced release boasts more than 30-minutes of bonus content on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD that’s sure to delight fans, including a “Peaches” lyric video. Other extras include “Getting to Know the Cast,” “Leveling Up: Making ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie,’” “‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Field Guide” and “Leadership Lessons from Anya Taylor-Joy.”

The Tank (Horror, Thriller)

The terrifying creature feature “The Tank” unleashes on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, June 27, from Well Go USA. The film is also now available on Digital.

After unexpectedly inheriting a mysteriously abandoned coastal property, Ben (Matt Whelan, “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story”) packs up his family and travels to explore the place, bewildered about why his mother had never mentioned its existence. However, her reason for secrecy soon becomes clear when the family accidentally frees the ancient, long-dormant creature that had terrorized the entire region for generations — including Ben’s own parents.

Directed by Scott Walker (“The Frozen Ground”), “The Tank” also stars Luciane Buchanan (“The Night Agent”), Zara Nausbaum (“The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith”) and newcomer Regina Hegemann as the creature. Bonus content on the release includes the behind-the-scenes featurettes “A Look into ‘The Tank’” and “Making the Creature” as well as the movie’s trailer.

Do you like scary movies? If so, Front Row Features is giving away a copy of “The Tank” on Blu-ray to three brave readers. To enter the contest, simply email socalmovieeditor@aol.com by July 3 for your chance to win. Good luck!