‘The American Society of Magical Negroes’ and ‘Imaginary’ Debut on Home Entertainment

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES. (DVD Artwork). ©Focus Features/Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


The American Society of Magical Negroes (Comedy, Fantasy)

Step into a world of hilarious satire and magical antics with “The American Society of Magical Negroes,” now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is also currently streaming on Peacock.

Focus Features’ “The American Society of Magical Negroes” is a fresh satirical comedy directed, written and produced by Kobi Libii (“Madam Secretary”). It follows a young man, Aren (Justice Smith, “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu”), who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier.

Bonus materials on the release include a feature commentary with Kobi Libii and three behind-the-scenes featurettes (“Secret Society Members,” “Crafting a Magical Society” and “Speaking Your Truth”) that tackle everything from the movie’s production design, wardrobe and cinematography to the importance of the film’s narrative and the impact telling the story had on the filmmakers and cast.

Imaginary (Horror, Mystery, Thriller)

Keep your new best friend forever, as “Imaginary” is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Lionsgate.

From Blumhouse (“The Purge” franchise) comes a chilling tale of childhood and repressed memories of the past. When Jessica (DeWanda Wise, “Jurassic World Dominion”) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter, Alice (Pyper Braun, “Desperation Road’), finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey. As Alice’s behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

Special features on the release include an audio commentary by producer-cowriter-director Jeff Wadlow (“Kick-Ass 2”) and executive producer-actress DeWanda Wise and four behind-the-scenes featurettes (“Meet Your New Imaginary Friends,” “Frills and Thrills,” “Crafting the Beasts of ‘Imaginary’” and “Bringing Nightmares to Life”) that detail everything from the film’s costumes to the puppeteers and Spectral Motion team behind Chauncey the Bear and Bear Beast.