‘Dune: Part Two,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ and More Debut on Home Entertainment

AMERICAN SNIPER. (DVD Artwork). ©Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.


American Sniper (Action, Biography, Drama)

The 2014 biographical war drama “American Sniper” debuts on 4K Ultra HD Tuesday, May 14, from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film will also be available to purchase on Digital as well as on 4K Ultra HD with collectible SteelBook packaging.

“American Sniper” stars Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook”) as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller, “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “American Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall (“Gran Turismo”), based on the book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at No. 1. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor and won the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Sound Editing.

Special features on the 4K Ultra HD releases include the following previously released content: “One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of ‘American Sniper,’” “Chris Kyle: The Man Behind the Legend​,” “Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy — The Heart of a Hero,” “Navy SEALs: In War and Peace,” “Bringing the War Home: The Cost of Heroism​,” “The Making of ‘American Sniper​’” and “Guardian.”

Dune: Part Two (Action, Adventure, Drama)

The blockbuster cinematic event “Dune: Part Two” arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, May 14, from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film is also now available to own on Digital.

Directed Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Dune”) from a screenplay that he and Jon Spaihts (“Doctor Strange”) wrote, based on the seminal bestselling novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert, “Dune: Part Two” explores the mythic journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”) as he unites with Chani (Zendaya, “Euphoria”) and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

The 4K, Blu-ray and Digital releases of “Dune: Part Two” boast more than an hour of special features, including “Chakobsa Training,” “Creating the Fremen World,” “Finding the Worlds of ‘Dune,’” “Buzz Around the New ‘Thopter,’” “Worm-riding,” “Becoming Feyd,” “A New Set of Threads” and “Deeper into the Desert: The Sounds of ‘Dune.’” The Digital release adds to the extras “Filmbooks: House Corrino,” “Filmbooks: The Reverand Mother,” “Filmbooks: Water,” “Filmbooks: Lisan-al-Gaib,” “An Ensemble for the Ages,” “Inside ‘Dune’: The Spice Harvester Attack,” “Inside ‘Dune’: Gurney Hallaeck’s Revenge” and “Inside ‘Dune’: The Fight for the Imperial Throne.”

Once Upon a Time in the West (Drama, Western)

In celebration of its 55th anniversary this year, director Sergio Leone’s (“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”) monumental Western classic “Once Upon a Time in the West” debuts on 4K Ultra HD Tuesday, May 14, from Paramount Home Entertainment as the latest addition to its Paramount Presents line.

Widely considered to be one of the greatest Westerns — and one of the greatest films — ever made, “Once Upon a Time in the West” was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in the U.S. National Film Registry in 2009. Set in the dying days of the Old West, a struggle to control water in a dusty desert town embroils three hard-bitten gunmen in an epic clash of greed, honor and revenge.

Starring Claudia Cardinale (“The Pink Panther”), Henry Fonda (“On Golden Pond”), Jason Robards (“All the President’s Men”) and Charles Bronson (“The Magnificent Seven”), “Once Upon a Time in the West” has been restored from the original 35mm Techniscope camera negative by Paramount’s archive team, L’Immagine Ritrovata and The Film Foundation. The restoration honors the 2007 Film Foundation photochemical restoration overseen by legendary director Martin Scorsese by matching its build and color palette. The result is the definitive home release of the film, which features the 165-minute extended cut restored to its glory.

A must-own for every cinephile’s collection, “Once Upon a Time in the West” will be presented as a limited-edition two-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray set that includes both new and legacy bonus content, as well as access to a digital copy of the film. The movie is presented in Dolby Vision and HDR-10, along with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English Restored Mono Dolby Digital, for an exceptional home viewing experience. Bonus features include an all-new commentary by the hosts of “The Spaghetti Western Podcast” and a new look back at the film with Leonard Maltin. Other previously released extras include a commentary with contributions from directors John Carpenter, John Milius and Alex Cox, film historians Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr. Sheldon Hall, and cast and crew; a “Locations Then & Now” gallery; a production gallery; the film’s theatrical trailer; and the featurettes “An Opera of Violence,” “The Wages of Sin,” “Something to Do with Death” and “Railroad: Revolutionizing the West.”

One from the Heart (Drama, Musical, Romance)

A spectacular 4K restoration and reimagining of the 1982 cult classic from Academy Award winner Francis Ford Coppola (“The Godfather”), “One from the Heart: Reprise” is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD and Digital from Lionsgate.

“One from the Heart: Reprise” tells the story of a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, “Tootsie,” and Frederic Forrest, “Apocalypse Now”) whose breakup on the Fourth of July leads them both to a night on the Strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, “The Addams Family,” and Nastassja Kinski, “Tess”). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice?

Featuring breathtaking design, show-stopping set pieces, the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro (“Apocalypse Now”) and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar-nominated music of Tom Waits, “One from the Heart” is an explosion of color, sound and innovation that’s a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers. Six minutes of footage have been added to replace the original negative, previously thought to be destroyed, resulting in a brand-new “Reprise” version, approved by Coppola himself.

The 4K disc included with the 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/Digital release boasts several new special features along with the “Reprise” version of the film, including the featurettes “The Look of ‘One from the Heart,’” “The Cast of ‘One from the Heart,’” “The Choreography of ‘One from the Heart,’” “Reinventing the Musical: Baz Luhrmann on ‘One from the Heart,’” “‘One from the Heart: Reprise,’ Restoration Comparison” and a 2024 trailer. A feature commentary with Francis Ford Coppola is also included on the disc. The Blu-ray disc included with the release contains the 1982 cut of the movie plus the following previously released extras: “The Making of ‘One from the Heart,’” “The Dream Studio,” “The Electronic Cinema,” “Tom Waits and the Music from ‘One from the Heart,’” deleted scenes, videotaped rehearsals, “Francis Ford Coppola Speaks to the Exhibitors,” “Press Conference at the Studio,” the music video for “This One’s from the Heart,” a stop-motion demo, “The Tom Waits Score: Alternate Tracks,” the film’s 2003 theatrical trailer and its 1982 theatrical trailer.