‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ More on Home Entertainment … Plus a Giveaway!!!

INCREDIBLES 2. ©Disne / Pixar


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Incredibles 2

Disney Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” the sequel to 2004’s beloved Oscar-winning “The Incredibles,” arrives on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand Tuesday Nov. 6. The action-packed animated sequel also is available now on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and on Movies Anywhere.

The set includes never-before-seen “Incredibles 2” bonus material highlighting the beloved characters in the film and the filmmakers who bring them to life. Buyers of the Digital version will receive additional exclusive featurettes, including two SuperScene Breakdowns and actor Samuel L. Jackson discussing his character Frozone a.k.a. “The Coolest Guy in Show Business.”

Oscar winner Holly Hunter (“The Piano”) and Craig T. Nelson (“Coach,” “The District”) return as the voices of Helen and Bob Parr, who are still struggling to juggle their duties as parents and Supers. Sarah Vowell once again provides the voice of the teen-queen of sarcasm Violet, while Huck Milner joins the cast as the voice of 10-year-old Dash, and Jackson reprises his role as the voice of Lucius Best (a.k.a. Frozone).

“Incredibles 2” also features the voices of Brad Bird as fashion visionary Edna “E” Mode, Bob Odenkirk as savvy businessman and Super fan Winston Deavor, Catherine Keener as tech pro Evelyn Deavor, Jonathan Banks as Rick Dicker, Sophia Bush as up-and-coming hero Voyd, and Isabella Rossellini as an influential ambassador and advocate for Supers.

Written and directed by Brad Bird (“The Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Paradis Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), “Incredibles 2” is executive produced by John Lasseter. “The Incredibles” was the film that introduced Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up,” “Tomorrowland”) to moviegoers, and he returns to the Incredibles universe to create the score for “Incredibles 2.”

Overall bonus includes an all-new mini-movie “Auntie Edna,” which gives a glimpse of fashion visionary Edna Mode’s all-night endeavor to design a suit to best harness baby Jack-Jack’s expanding super powers. Also included are an inside look at the impressive production team at Pixar Animation Studios; documentaries highlighting the film’s relatable characters and stand-out scenes; 10 never-before-revealed scenes; filmmaker commentary; the touching theatrical short “Bao” and a corresponding featurette about how the dumplings sprung to life; and more.

“Incredibles 2” is packaged and released in several different ways, offering viewers the flexibility to watch the movie instantly and on a variety of devices of their choosing, including Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and physically as a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Copy), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy) and a single DVD.  Additionally, the Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film have been modified in an effort to accommodate photosensitive viewers, however individual sensitivities may vary.


Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” inspired by the true story of Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand Tuesday Nov. 6, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. It also is available now on digital and the all-new digital move app Movies Anywhere.

From acclaimed producers of the hit drama “Get Out” Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Shaun Redick, along with Lee, “BlacKkKlansman” is filled with memorable performances from an all-star cast led by John David Washington (“Ballers,” “Malcolm X”), Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Logan Lucky”), Topher Grace (“Interstellar,” “That 70’s Show”) and Laura Harrier (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “The Last Five Years”). The supporting talent includes Alec Baldwin (“Glengarry Glen Ross,” “30 Rock”), Corey Hawkins (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist,” “Sons of Liberty”) and Paul Walter Hauser (“I, Tonya,” “Super Troopers 2”). The drama is loosely based on Stallworth’s autobiographical book, “Black Klansman.”

In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Driver), into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal.

“BlacKkKlansman” on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital comes with exclusive bonus content that will take viewers deeper into this remarkable historic event.

Breaking Brooklyn

A heartwarming story for the whole family about love and determination, “Breaking Brooklyn” arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand Tuesday Nov. 6 from Lionsgate.

Filled with energetic song and dance numbers, Breaking Brooklyn is the story of a homeless young dancer and his brother who are taken in by an old Broadway showman when their father is arrested. When one of the young men learns that their new guardian could lose his theater, they enter a dance contest to save it. The film stars Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (“An Officer and a Gentleman”) and newcomer Colin Critchley, Nathan Kress, Madeleine Mantock, and Primetime Emmy nominee Vondie Curtis-Hall (“ER”), with a directorial debut by Paul Becker.

“Breaking Brooklyn” will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $19.98. The DVD includes the trailer and a photo gallery.

Blood, Sweat and Terrors

RLJE Films will release “Blood, Seat and Terrors” on VOD, Digital and DVD on Tuesday Nov. 6.

There’s no running from this fight. A lethal dose of gangsters, hit men, crooked cops and guerilla fighters are headed for the ultimate showdown packed with non-stop, bare-fisted action. The hardcore double crosses, desperate missions and cold-blooded revenge are loaded into every minute and won’t end until the last bullet is fired. It will take more than courage to survive, and even the best will fall.

The action thriller stars John Hannah (“The Mummy” franchise), Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”) and Neil Maskell (“Humans”). The DVD is available for an SRP of $27.97.

The Big Lebowski: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

The cult classic comedy “The Big Lebowski” is rolling down the lane in an all-new 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack 20th Anniversary Limited Edition from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

For the uninitiated, 1998’s “The Big Lebowski,” directed by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (a.k.a. the Coen Brothers), is a comedy caper about bowling, a severed toe, White Russians and a guy named Jeff Lebowski, better known as “The Dude.”  Lebowski (played by an incomparable Jeff Bridges) doesn’t want drama in his life, let alone a job. But, he must embark on a quest with his bowling buddies after his rug is destroyed in a twisted case of mistaken identity.

The Combo Pack includes the Blu-ray and digital versions via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere. Fans can re-live the hilarious freewheeling plot of one of the most beloved films of all time with this twisted crime comedy starring Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” True Grit”), John Goodman (“10 Cloverfield Lane, “Roseanne”), Julianne Moore (“The Hours,” “Still Alice”), Steve Buscemi (“Fargo,” “Ghost World”), Philip Seymour Hoffman (“The Master,” “Capote”) and John Turturro (“Barton Fink,” “Fading Gigolo”).

With the holidays coming up, this Combo Park makes a perfect gift for fans of the beloved film, offering a collectible bowling bag, bowling ball pencil holder, polishing cloth and sweater packaging, along with the Blu-ray and digital copy.

The Combo Pack includes hours of bonus features including retrospective documentaries, an interactive map an in-depth look at the phenomenon known as the Lebowski Fest that takes audiences deeper into the upside-down world of “The Dude.”

Beyond the Sky

RLJE Films will release “Beyond the Sky” on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday Nov. 6.  Based on a story by Fulvio Sestito, Rebecca Berrih and Warren Thomas (“Tell Me How I Die”), the sci-fi film was written by Thomas and Marc Porterfield (“Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462”).

Chris Norton (Carnes) has been hearing about alien abductions his entire life but, in his gut, he knows they are not real. Setting out to disprove the alien abduction phenomenon once and for all, he attends a UFO convention to meet alleged abductees and reveal the truth behind their experiences. It is only when he meets Emily, who claims to have been abducted every seven years on her birthday, that Chris realizes there may be more to these claims than meets the eye. With Emily’s 28th birthday only days away, Chris helps her to uncover the truth as they come face to face with the reality that we are not alone.

Sestito has worked with Guillermo Del Toro’s Mirada and Tim Miller’s Blur Studios, makes his directorial debut with the sci-fi thriller, which stars Ryan Carnes (“Valentina’s Wedding”), Jordan Hinson (“Eureka”), Martin Sensmeier (“The Magnificent Seven”), Don Stark (“That 70’s Show”), Peter Stormare (“Fargo”) and Dee Wallace (“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”). RLJE Films will release “Beyond the Sky” on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97

TV Shows

Single-Handed: The Complete Collection

Celebrated by critics and fans alike, the Irish lone cop drama “Single-Handed: The Complete Collection” is available as a collection for the first time from Acorn Tuesday Nov. 6. Irish Film & TV Award Best Actor nominee Owen McConnell (“Killing Eve,” “Dominion Creek”) stars as Jack Driscoll, a cop recently transferred from Dublin to Ireland’s remote west coast in this gritty crime drama. Complex characters rife with moral ambiguity and internal conflict populate this series against a landscape of epic beauty and isolation. The series ran for four series on Ireland’s RTE One from 2007-2010.

The six-disc DVD set features six regular episodes, plus three feature-length episodes and bonus interviews and production notes ($64.99, Amazon.com). “Single-Handed” is also available on Acorn TV, North America’s most popular streaming service focused on British and international television from RLJ Entertainment.

Set against a landscape of epic beauty and isolation, this Irish police drama delves into a world rife with conflicted characters and moral ambiguity. Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll (McDonnell) returns home to the windswept west coast of Ireland to patrol the insular community of his youth. But small-town life presents challenges Jack never faced in Dublin—chief among them, winning the villagers’ respect and escaping the shadow of his father (Ian McElhinney, “Game of Thrones”), a retired policeman. Fighting corruption and those who would take the law into their own hands, Jack investigates heinous crimes, including a child’s abduction, murder dressed up as arson, and a local schoolgirl’s involvement with a Dublin pimp.

The series also stars David Herlihy (“The Clinic”), Ruth McCabe (“Philomena”), Matthew McNulty (“The Terror,” “Versailles”), Simone Lahbib (“Loch Ness,” “Wire in the Blood”), Sean McGinley(“Shetland”), Stephen Rea (“The Honorable Woman,” “The Crying Game”) and Caroline Catz (“Doc Martin”).

This week, Front Row Features is giving away a copy of one of the year’s most powerful films, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” on Blu-ray to one lucky reader. To enter the contest, simply email socalmovieeditor@aol.com by Nov. 12 for your chance to win. Good luck!