By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
The romantic comedy “The Perfect Match” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand Tuesday July 19 from Lionsgate. From director Bille Woodruff (“Addicted”) comes a film that may have audiences seeing their relationships in a whole new light. The delightfully entertaining film stars Terrence J (BET’s “106 & Park”), Cassie Ventura (“Step Up 2: The Streets”), Donald Faison (ABC’s “Scrubs”), Dascha Polanco (Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black”), Robert Christopher Riley (TV’s “Hit the Floor”), Lauren London (BET’s “The Game”), with Joe Pantoliano (“The Fugitive”) and Paula Patton (“About Last Night”).
Charlie (Terrence J) is a bachelor who’s convinced that relationships are dead despite attempts by his therapist sister (Patton) and his friends to tell him otherwise. On a bet, he decides to stay with one woman for one month to prove that he is immune to love. Soon, he meets the beautiful and mysterious Eva (Ventura) and coaxes her into a casual affair. But as Charlie spends more time with Eva, he begins to question whether he may actually want more than just a one-night-stand.
Based on a story by Dana Verde, the screenplay by Brando Broussard and Gary Hardwick is directed by Bille Woodruff.
“The Perfect Match” home entertainment release contains several special features, including audio commentary with the cast and crew, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a compilation of footage too fun to leave out. Both the Blu-ray and DVD editions include Digital HD and retail for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Featuring an all-star cast of voice talent headlined by Grammy-nominated pop superstar Ariana Grande and Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Morrison (Fox’s “Glee”), the inspiring family-friendly comedy, “Underdogs,” arrives Tuesday July 19 on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. It also is available on Digital HD and On Demand from Starz Digital.
Directed by Argentinean Academy Award winner Juan José Campanella (“The Secret In Their Eyes”), the heartfelt story about what it truly means to be a hero also features Nicholas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Eugenio Derbez (“Miracles from Heaven”), Taran Killam (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”), Bobby Moynihan (SNL’s “Saturday Night Live”), Bella Thorne (“The Duff”), John Leguizamo (“Ice Age” franchise) and Mel Brooks (“Hotel Transylvania 2”).
“Underdogs” follows Jake (Morrison), a shy, but talented, foosball player, whose passion for the game is rivaled only by his love for free-spirited Laura (Grande). With her encouragement, he beats the town bully, Ace (Hoult), in a foosball game. But everything changes when Ace becomes the world’s best soccer player and returns years later to turn their village into a new sports stadium. He starts to destroy everything and kidnaps Laura in the process. Just when it looks like all hope is lost, the toy figures from Jake’s foosball table come to life! He and the players embark on a wild adventure to save Laura and reclaim their village. With the help of his team, his town, and a little bit of magic, Jake will try to save the day.
Including eight bonus “In the Recording Booth” featurettes with the stars, “Underdogs” will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
“Adventure Time’s” fan favorite episode, “Card Wars,” now has its own expansion. “Adventure Time: Card Wars” is available Tuesday July 19 on DVD. It showcases the original “Card Wars” from 2012, Cartoon Network’s brand new “Daddy-Daughter Card Wars,” plus 14 additional “Adventure Time” episodes specifically curated for this release.
In “Card Wars,” Finn and Jake play an epic card game, but when Jake becomes overly competitive and insists on playing for a “cool guy cup” and the “dweeb cup,” hilarious antics ensue.
To top it off, the DVD includes an exclusive “Card Wars” playing card, compatible with the “Card Wars Doubles Tournament tabletop game, slated for release in August. “Adventure Time: Card Wars” is available for a suggested retail price of $18.94.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is set to release “Person of Interest: The Complete Fifth and Final Season” on Blu-ray and DVD. Available Tuesday July 19, the final season will include all 13 season five episodes plus the “Finale for the Fans” featurette, the show’s 2015 Comic-Con Panel and more bonus content. Season five finds the team of covert crime fighters faced with the potential demise of The Machine as its rival, Samaritan, begins to take control. The release will retail for $39.99 for the standard DVD edition and $44.98 for the Blu-ray edition. “Person of Interest: The Complete Series is also available on Blu-ray and DVD on July 19 for $169.99 and $129.99, respectively.
For years, the Person of Interest team, consisting of tech genius Harold Finch (Michael Emerson, ABC’s “Lost”), ex-agent John Reese (Jim Caviezel, “The Thin Red Line”), NYPD Detective Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman, “Mystic River”), cyber-hacker Root (Amy Acker, CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) and missing-in-action operative Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi, NBC’s “Chicago Fire), have been protected by The Machine. As worlds collided, however, and a rival AI known as Samaritan finally cornered The Machine inside the nation’s power grid, it was the POI team’s turn to protect Finch’s creation.
In season five, the cold war is over. The world might appear to look the same, but something has drastically changed. Samaritan’s lethal “correction” has initiated its control. Finch’s Machine is essentially dead. Shaw is still missing. And the team is once again hiding in plain sight. But with Samaritan’s invisible grip tightening everywhere, it’s incumbent on Finch to rebuild and resurrect The Machine to its former capability.
“Person of Interest” was created by Jonathan Nolan (“The Dark Knight” trilogy) and executive-produced by J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Nolan, Greg Plageman (CBS’ “Cold Case”), Bryan Burk (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Denise Thé (Fox’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”). The series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
“The Magicians Season One” is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on Tuesday July 19.
In the hit Syfy series, viewers meet Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph, NBC’s “Aquarius”), a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. Based on Lev Grossman’s New York Times best-selling fantasy trilogy and produced by Universal Cable Productions, the series follows Quentin and his fellow grad student friends who soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real—and poses grave danger to humanity. Fans everywhere can now experience the drama along with its impressive special effects by owning all thirteen episodes of the captivating thriller.
Unlike the televised first season, the Blu-ray and DVD versions are uncensored and include a behind-the-scenes look into the world of the magicians with commentary from the actors and producers and a limited time only lenticular package that brings the magical realm to life.
Front Row Features is giving away a copy of the inspiring animated comedy “Underdogs” on DVD to three lucky families. To enter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 26 for your chance to win. Good luck!