‘Justice League: Warworld,’ ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ and More on Home Entertainment — Plus, a Giveaway!



Justice League: Warworld (Animation, Action, Adventure)

DC’s Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman find themselves in mysterious lands and precarious circumstances with no memory of how they arrived there and only vague recollections of their true selves in “Justice League: Warworld,” available for purchase on Digital, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Tuesday, July 25, from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The all-new, feature-length film brings together DC’s “Trinity” for the first time during the Butch Lukic-helmed DC Universe Movies arc.

Until now, DC’s Justice League has been a loose association of super-powered individuals. But when they are swept away to Warworld, a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the others must somehow unite to form an unbeatable resistance able to lead an entire planet to freedom.

Reprising their roles as DC’s key trio of Super Heroes are Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural”) as Batman and Officer Wayne, Darren Criss (“Glee”) as Superman and Agent Kent, and Stana Katic (“Castle”) as Wonder Woman and Diana Prince. Also featured in the voice cast are Ike Amadi (“Mortal Kombat: Onslaught”) as Martian Manhunter/J’onn J’onzz, Troy Baker (“The Last of Us”) as Jonah Hex, Matt Bomer (“American Horror Story”) as Old Man, Roger R. Cross (“24”) as Machiste, Brett Dalton (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Bat Lash, John DiMaggio (“Futurama”) as Lobo, Robin Atkin Downes (“Batman: The Long Halloween”) as Mongul, Frank Grillo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) as Agent Faraday, Rachel Kimsey (“The Young and the Restless”) as Mariah Romanova, Damian O’Hare (“Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2”) as Deimos and Teddy Sears (“The Flash”) as Warlord.

The R-rated animated film includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Viewers can learn about the process of designing and creating three distinct genres for the Justice League to inhabit on Warworld while watching “Illusions on Warworld,” and dive deep into the origins and histories of the key players on Warworld and see how the filmmakers brought them to life in “The Heroic, the Horrible and the Hideous.”

Kandahar (Action, Thriller)

Global action hero and producer Gerard Butler (“Plane”) stars in Open Road’s explosive action thriller “Kandahar,” now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Tom Harris (Butler), an undercover CIA operative, is stuck deep in hostile territory in Afghanistan. After his mission is exposed, he must fight his way out to an extraction point in Kandahar, all while protecting his Afghan translator, avoiding elite enemy forces and relentless foreign spies tasked with hunting them down.

Reuniting with renowned action director Ric Roman Waugh (“Angel Has Fallen,” “Greenland”), Butler stars alongside an incredible cast, including Navid Negahban (“Aladdin,” “Homeland”), Ali Fazal (“Mirzapur”), Tom Rhys Harries (“White Lines”, “The Gentlemen”), Rebecca Calder (“Love Me Do”) and Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”). Filled with exhilarating explosions, high-speed chases and intense combat sequences amidst deadly surroundings set in the Middle East, “Kandahar” delivers nonstop action that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.

So I Married an Axe Murderer (Comedy, Romance)

The comic thriller “So I Married an Axe Murderer” celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-new 4K Ultra UD release, available from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Tuesday, July 25.

When it comes to love, poet Charlie MacKenzie (Mike Myers, “Wayne’s World”) has had his share of bad luck. But when he meets Harriet (Nancy Travis, “Three Men and a Little Lady”), he thinks he’s found “the one” — until a series of coincidences lead him to believe that Harriet might be the serial honeymoon killer “Mrs. X.” Charlie and his cop best friend (Anthony LaPaglia, “Empire Records”) must find out the truth before it’s too late in this madcap comic thriller.

The 30th Anniversary Edition of “So I Married an Axe Murderer” features Dolby Atmos audio + 5.1 + 2-Channel Surround plus the feature scanned from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision. Additionally, fans can enjoy more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen deleted scenes and the film’s theatrical trailers.

TV Shows

The Last of Us: The Complete First Season (Action, Adventure, Drama)

Based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation platforms, the first season of HBO’s original drama series “The Last of Us” is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.

In 2003, a parasitic fungus ravages the planet, turning humans into violent predators known as Infected. Twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed, hardened survivor Joel (Pedro Pascal, “The Mandalorian”) is hired by a group of rebellious freedom fighters to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey, “Game of Thrones”) out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey across a postapocalyptic United States, where no one can protect Joel and Ellie but each other.

“The Last of Us: The Complete First Season” features all nine episodes from the critically acclaimed first season along with more than 2 hours of special features, including three all-new featurettes. Viewers can follow the journey of “The Last of Us” from console to screen as the show’s cast and filmmakers take fans inside the process of expanding the world and breathing new life into the game’s beloved characters in “Controllers Down: Adapting The Last of Us;” discover how the show incorporated and expanded fan-favorite game moments in “From Levels to Live Action;” listen to a chilling discussion on the realities of the invasive fungus and subsequent apocalypse in “The Last of Us” with experts in survival, microbiology and parasitology as well as the series’ cast and filmmakers in “The Last of Us: Stranger Than Fiction;” go behind the scenes of each episode with nine “Inside the Episode” featurettes; and more.

Calling all Gerard Butler fans! Front Row Features is giving away a Digital copy of the high-octane action thriller “Kandahar” to two lucky readers. To enter the contest, simply email socalmovieeditor@aol.com by July 31 for your chance to win. Good luck!