By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
The girl-powered action adventure “Ocean’s 8” arrives Tuesday Sept. 11 on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital.
Sandra Bullock (“Gravity,” “The Blind Side”), Cate Blanchett (“Carol,” “The Aviator”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables,” “Interstellar”), Mindy Kaling (“A Wrinkle in Time,” T “The Mindy Project”), Sarah Paulson (“12 Years a Slave,” “Mud”) Awkwafina (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” “Crazy Rich Asians”), Rihanna (“Battleship”) and Helena Bonham Carter (“Les Miserables,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) star in this heist-comedy ensemble.
It’s been five years, eight months, 12 days and counting. During that time, Debbie Ocean (Bullock)—just released from prison—has been concocting the greatest heist of her storied career. She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her former partner-in-crime Lou (Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling), street con Constance (Awkwafina), expert fence Tammy (Paulson), hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna) and fashion designer Rose Weil (Bonham Carter). The target is $150 million in diamonds that will adorn the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be center stage at the event of the year, the Met Gala. Their plan appears rock solid, but it will need to be flawless if the team is to get in and get away, all in plain sight.
Gary Ross (“Seabiscuit,” “The Hunger Games”) directed “Ocean’s 8” from an original story he conceived and then co-wrote for the screen with Olivia Milch.
“Ocean’s 8” will be available on 4K UHD Combo Pack for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for SRP $35.99 and DVD Special Edition for SRP $28.98. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc of the film and special features and a Digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc of the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie. The DVD Special Edition features a DVD with the film in standard definition and a second DVD with special features in standard definition.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Ocean’s 8” features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
“Ocean’s 8” also will 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. Fans also can own “Ocean’s 8” via purchase from digital retailers.
Scooby-Doo! And the Gourmet Ghost
Everyone’s favorite Great Dane is back for an all-new, action-packed, culinary mystery adventure with the release of “Scooby-Doo! And the Gourmet Ghost,” available in stores Tuesday Sept. 11, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The voice talents of internationally acclaimed celebrity chefs, Bobby Flay (“Beat Bobby Flay”), Giada De Laurentiis (“Giada in Italy”) and Marcus Samuelsson (“Chopped”) are featured in the animated horror-comedy.
The Mystery Inc., gang visits Rocky Harbor Culinary Resort, a new cooking retreat located in New Port Cove, Rhode Island. It’s a food lover’s destination, where visitors can learn to prepare meals like master chefs. As Scooby-Doo and his pals arrive to the resort, they are met by Fred’s uncle, the world-famous chef and restauranteur Bobby Flay.
Rocky Harbor Culinary Resort, which was originally known as Rocky Harbor Inn, has stood empty for more than two centuries—ever since its original owner mysteriously disappeared from its premises. The property, which is now owned by Bobby, is rumored to be haunted by the infamous Red Ghost. The chef, however, thinks the legend of the Red Ghost is just an old myth that’s part of the local lore. He hesitates bringing up the subject for fear it might scare off potential visitors to this new resort, which he dreams will become a world-famous gourmet cooking destination. To promote the grand opening of the resort, Bobby organizes a live, national telecast to broadcast from the retreat’s high-tech kitchen. It’s a star-studded evening with some of TV’s most famous celebrity chefs.
The telecast kicks off with a bang. Bobby’s kitchen buzzes with celebrity chefs whipping up their most scrumptious dishes. That’s until the lights mysteriously flicker off and out of the shadows, Red Ghost appears frightening all the guests, who run out in a panic. The teenage sleuths and Scooby-Doo must uncover whether the legend of Red Ghost is real, and if so will that mean the end of Rocky Harbor Culinary Resort.
Join five highly competitive friends as they hit the ground running in the most epic game of the summer now that “Tag” is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. From Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Broken Road production, this true will now be yours to take home.
“Tag” is directed by Jeff Tomsic (“Broad City”), with a starring ensemble cast led by Ed Helms (the “Hangover” movies, “We’re the Millers”), Jake Johnson (“New Girl”), Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”), Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors”), Isla Fisher (“Now You See Me,” “Wedding Crashers”), Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation”), Leslie Bibb (“Iron Man 2”), Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” “Mad Men”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker,” “The Avengers” films).
The “Tag” screenplay was written by Rob McKittrick (“Waiting”) and Mark Steilen (“Mozart in the Jungle”). The screen story is by Mark Steilen, which is based on The Wall Street Journal article entitled “It Takes Planning, Caution to Avoid Being It,” by Russell Adams.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.
“Tag” 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.
Fans can also own “Tag” via purchase from digital retailers.
This is Us
“This is Us, Season 2” arrives on DVD Tuesday Sept. 11, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The acclaimed series chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids Kevin (Justin Hartley, Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. Special features include an “after show” on every episode.