‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Major Crimes’ Finale, More on Home Entertainment … Plus a Giveaway!!!

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. 4K Ultra HD. (DVD Artwork). ©LucasFilm.


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The next chapter of the “Star Wars” saga—“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”—arrives on HD and 4K Ultra HD and via Movies Anywhere Tuesday March 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and Blu-ray March 27.

“The Last Jedi,” welcomes the return of original characters including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO as well as offers an in-depth looks of the saga’s newest members: Rey, Finn, Poe and Kylo Ren. This release includes a feature-length documentary from director Rian Johnson that takes fans on a journey into the creation of Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The release also includes two exclusive scenes featuring Andy Serkis as Snoke prior to his digital makeover, scene breakdowns, deleted scenes, audio commentary and more. This marks Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and DC Entertainment’s action adventure “Justice League” arrives Tuesday March 13 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and digital. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars the famed lineup of DC Super Heroes: Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

“Justice League” will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D high definition and high definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in high definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include a digital version of the movie.  “Justice League” also is available now from digital retailers.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Justice League” will feature Dolby Vision HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range, and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. Also, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D discs of “Justice League” will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Additionally, all the special features, including interviews with filmmakers and featurettes, can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices.

“Justice League” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing), “I, Tonya” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand Tuesday March 13, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

A darkly funny and entertaining examination of Tonya Harding, the most controversial figure in the history of figure skating, and the headline-grabbing scandal that mesmerized a nation. “I, Tonya” on home entertainment formats is packed with more than 40 minutes of exclusive bonus content. The Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD showcase deleted scenes and in-depth featurettes taking viewers behind-the-scenes of the film and its captivating story. The biopic also is available now on digital platforms and the all-new digital movie app Movies Anywhere.

Spanning Harding’s earliest days at the ice rink to the notorious vicious assault on frontrunner Nancy Kerrigan, to the competitor’s unprecedented re-do at the Olympic Games. Presenting multiple, and at times contradictory, perspectives of the events, the film explores the ways public opinion can be permanently shaped by news agendas and tabloid culture. But beyond the headlines, “I, Tonya” tells a complex story of resilience and perseverance, as a rebellious working-class girl pursues her dream competing in a “ladylike” sport, only to be caught up in controversy and criminal circumstances created by her involvement with those closest to her.

Featuring Oscar-nominated performances by actress/producer Margot Robbie (“Suicide Squad”) as Harding, and Allison Janney (“Girl on a Train”) as her acid-tongued mother, “I, Tonya” also stars Sebastian Stan (“Captain America” franchise) as Tonya’s impetuous ex-husband, Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Julianna Nicholson (“August: Osage County”), “I, Tonya” is directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl”) from an original screenplay by Steven Rogers (“P.S. I Love You”).

The family adventure comedy “Monsters at Large” arrives on DVD, Digital and On Demand Tuesday March 13. Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Brooklynn Prince (“The Florida Project”) and Austin St. John (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) star in this adventure, which is in the vein of “The Goonies,” “Super 8,” and “Stranger Things.” Alex decides to end his kid brother’s nightmares by forming a task force to take care of imaginary monsters. When their business becomes a hit, nothing can go wrong…until one of the monsters turns out to be real, and really big! Stephen Tobolowsky (“The Goldbergs”) also stars in this spooky, silly, supernatural saga. Approved by the Dove Foundation for all ages, the “Monsters at Large” DVD includes a “Monsters at Large: A Behind-the-Scenes Look” featurette, and will be available for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $14.98.

The final season of TNT’s gripping crime drama “Major Crimes” is set for release Tuesday March 13 on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). Just two months after the series finale, “Major Crimes: The Sixth and Final Season” will feature all 13 episodes from the fan favorite police drama’s sixth season, plus a hilarious gag reel and never-before-seen deleted scenes. The show that began as a sequel to the award-winning police procedural “The Closer” and quickly became a hit series in its own right, is now drawing to an end after a successful, six-year run. Fans won’t want to miss learning the fate of their favorite squad of detectives as they continue to investigate L.A.’s most complex crimes in the show’s final season.

“Major Crimes: The Sixth and Final Season” is comprised of a three-disc DVD set and will retail for $24.98 SRP. The sixth and final season of of the series is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers. In season six, “Major Crimes” takes a serialized turn as the squad struggles to solve mysteries and murder surrounded by complex political conflicts, attempting to sidestep controversial issues as they track down three lethal murderers. The elite team of investigators are hard at work, as they continue to solve the division’s highest profile cases. The division is led by Cmdr. Sharon Raydor (Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell, “Dances with Wolves”). The unit is comprised of Lieutenant Provenza (G.W. Bailey, “The Closer”), Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Tony Denison, “The Closer”), Lieutenant Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan, “The Closer”), Detective Julio Sanchez (Raymond Cruz, “The Closer”), tech expert and reserve police officer Buzz Watson (Phillip P. Keene, “The Closer”) Detective Amy Sykes (Kearran Giovanni, “One Life to Live”), medical examiner Dr. Morales (Jonathan Del Arco, “The Closer”), Assistant Chief Leo Mason (Leonard Roberts, “American Sniper”), Detective Camila Paige (Jessica Meraz, “Chasing Life”) and Det. Wes Nolan (Daniel Di Tomasso, “Witches of East End”). Rusty Beck (Graham Patrick Martin, “Two and a Half Men”) is Sharon Raydor’s adopted son. In addition, Jon Tenney returns as Fritz Howard, Kathe Mazur appears as Deputy District Attorney Andrea Hobbs, Ransford Doherty continues in the role of C.I. Kendall, Rene Rosado plays Gustavo Wallace and Billy Burke returns in four episodes as serial killer, Phillip Stroh.

Also on March 13, fans can now own all six seasons of “Major Crimes” in one complete set. “Major Crimes: The Complete Series” on DVD. The box set will retail for $112.99 SRP. This set represents a substantial savings over purchasing all six seasons individually.

Whether you want to relive one of the most sensational scandals in sports history or watch Allison Janney’s Academy Award-winning performance over and over again, Front Row Features has three copies of “I, Tonya” to give away this week on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. To enter the contest, simply email socalmovieeditor@aol.com by Tuesday March 20 for your chance to win with your honest answer to the question, “Who did you like more: Tonya Harding or Nancy Kerrigan?” Good luck!