By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
Worlds will collide when “Smallfoot” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. The animated comedy adventure stars Channing Tatum (“21 Jump Street,” “Magic Mike”) as the yeti, Migo, and James Corden (“Trolls,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden”) as the smallfoot, Percy.
“Smallfoot” was directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Annie Award-winning director of “Over the Hedge” and Annie nominee for the “Chicken Run.” Zendaya (“The Greatest Showman,” “K.C. Undercover”), Oscar winner Common (“Wanted,” “Selma”), LeBron James (“Trainwreck,” “The LeBrons”), Danny DeVito (“Matilda,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Gina Rodriguez (“Deepwater Horizon,” “Jane the Virgin”), Yara Shahidi (“Black-ish,” “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia”), Ely Henry (“Some Freaks”) and Jimmy Tatro (“22 Jump Street”) also lend their voices to the all-star cast.
The screenplay for “Smallfoot” was written by Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera, and the screen story was written by John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Kirkpatrick, based on the book “Yeti Tracks” by Sergio Pablos. The animation was by Sony Pictures Imageworks.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, a Zaftig Films production, “Smallfoot” was distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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.
A world full of action and adventure comes home when Viking Destiny is now available on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, On Demand and Digital from Lionsgate.
Starring Ian Beattie, Will Mellor, with Terence Stamp, and introducing Anna Demetriou, the historic epic follows a young Viking princess’s quest to regain her throne. Guided by the god Odin (Stamp), Princess Helle is on the pursuit to obtain what is rightfully hers.
Extras include three featurettes: “One True Heir: A Warrior’s Destiny,” “Of Gods, Women & Men: The Cast” and “Strength from Within: Staging the Battles.”
The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively
Luke Arnold (“Black Sails,” “Half Magic”) stars in the explosive Western “Deadman Standing,” available on DVD, Digital and On Demand Tuesday Dec. 11 from Lionsgate.
A sheriff, a madam and a dying boy risk their lives to save a troubled town in the Old West. “The film also stars C. Thomas Howell (“The Amazing Spider-man”), Richard Riehle (“The Man from Earth,” “Casino”) and M.C. Gainey (“Breakdown,” “Con Air”).
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Based on an incredible true story, the heartwarming, family-friendly “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” deploys on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand Tuesday Dec. 11, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Featuring an all-star voice cast, the animated adventure has been lauded by critics and received the Dove Foundation’s “All Ages” Seal of Approval and Parents’ Choice Gold Award, making it a suitable holiday gift that the whole family can enjoy.
“Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” depicts the little-known true story of the unbreakable bond between a young soldier and a stray dog on the brink of America’s entry into World War I. For his valorous feats, Stubby is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army and the most decorated dog in American history. He is also widely considered the forerunner to the U.S. Army’s working dog program. The delightful animated film shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest places.
The feature was directed by award-winning documentarian Richard Lanni and features the voices of Logan Lerman (“Percy Jackson & The Olympians”) and Helena Bonham Carter (“Harry Potter” films).
The Blu-ray and DVD both include a digital copy along with a behind-the-scenes featurette with cast interviews, a documentary short about the real Sgt. Stubby, never-before-seen production art and a historic photo gallery of the early 20th century world as depicted in the film.
With an original score by Patrick Doyle (Pixar’s “Brave”) and animation services by Technicolor that combine CGI and vintage inspired 2D sequences, “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” was produced and distributed by Fun Academy Motion Pictures.
Screenwriters are Richard Lanni and Mike Stokey II (“Band of Brothers”), with editing by Mark Solomon (“Chicken Run”).
Revenge has no limits for Riley North in the action-packed thriller, Peppermint, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand Tuesday Dec. 11, from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. It also is available now on Digital.
A powerful story about an underdog hero fighting for justice, the high-octane film is directed by Pierre Morel (“Taken,” “The Gunman”) and stars a stellar cast including Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner (“Alias,” “Juno”), John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Gangster”), John Gallagher, Jr. (“10 Cloverfield Lane,” “Hush”), Juana Pablo Raba (“The 33,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and Annie Ilonzeh (“Person of Interest,” “Arrow”).
Young mother Riley North (Garner) awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI—as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.
Charged with non-stop action and kick-ass fight scenes, “Peppermint” on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital showcases exciting bonus content including a special featurette and film commentary with the director.
RLJE Films will release “Galveston” on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo Tuesday Dec. 11. Based on the novel by the creator of “True Detective,” the crime drama features an all-star cast including Ben Foster (“Hell or High Water”), Elle Fanning (“The Beguiled”), Beau Bridges (“The Mountain Between Us”), Lili Reinhart (“Riverdale”) and Robert Aramayo (“Nocturnal Animals”). The drama/thriller made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year and was directed by Melanie Laurent (“Inglourious Basterds”) from a script by Jim Hammett. The DVD will be available for $29.96 (SRP); on Blu-ray for $29.97 (SRP); and on 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo for $35.97 (SRP).
Roy (Foster) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After killing his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Fanning), a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to outrun the demons from his and Rocky’s pasts.
The DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo includes a making of featurette.
“Lizzie” arrives on Digital December 4 and on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand Tuesday Dec. 11 from Lionsgate. Starring Academy Award nominee Chloe Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and Kristen Stewart, the film is based on the true events of the infamous, shocking, and bloody Borden family murders in 1892.
The home entertainment editions include a never-before-seen making-of featurette. The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for $21.99 (SRP) and $19.98 (SRP), respectively.
Evil Dead 2
Ash returns in one of horror’s greatest sequels when “Evil Dead 2” arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) Tuesday Dec. 11 from Lionsgate.
Written and directed by Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man,” “Army of Darkness”), and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that cemented his place in horror history, Ash must, once again, battle the deranged dead after returning to the same cabin from “The Evil Dead” and unleashing Hell on Earth.
Viewers can experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision HDR, bringing the cinematography of this supernatural horror film to life. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, the “Evil Dead 2” 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will include a brand new, never-before-seen 52-minute featurette, “Bloody and Groovy, Baby! —A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II” featurette and will be available for $22.99 (SRP).
I Still See You
Enter an entire world that’s haunted when “I Still See You” arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital Tuesday Dec. 11 from Lionsgate. This film currently is available On Demand. Bella Thorne stars in this supernatural thriller from writer Jason Fuchs (“Wonder Woman,” “Ice Age: Continental Drift”) and director Scott Speer (“Step Up Revolution,” “Midnight Sun”). Based on the novel “Break My Heart 1,000 Times” by Daniel Waters, “I Still See You” also stars Richard Harmon and Dermot Mulroney. Including an audio commentary with director Scott Speer and actress Bella Thorne, two never-before-seen featurettes, and deleted scenes, the Blu-ray and DVD will be available for $21.99 (SRP) and $19.98 (SRP), respectively.
Nathan for You
Comedy Central’s comedy series “Nathan For You” arrives in a complete series set Tuesday Dec. 11. Comedian Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan’s genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.
Enjoy all four seasons and more than 30 episodes in the nine-disc DVD set, which also includes audio commentary on select episodes and loads of uproarious extras such as the full “Dumb Starbucks” press conference, deleted scenes from “Finding Frances,” and much more.
Front Row Features wants you to relive every hilarious moment from one Comedy Central’s funniest TV shows. That’s why we’re giving away a copy of “Nathan For You: The Complete Series” on DVD to two lucky readers, guaranteeing there will be no shortage of laughter in their homes in the new year.
Front Row Features is also giving away a copy of Jennifer Garner’s new action-packed thriller, “Peppermint,” on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack to three lucky readers. To enter the contests, simply email email@example.com by Dec. 17 with the title of which release you want to win in the subject line. Good luck!