‘Super-Pets,’ ‘Thor’ and More on Home Entertainment — Plus, a Giveaway!

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS. (DVD Artwork). ©Warner Bros. Entertainment.


DC League of Super-Pets (Animation, Action, Adventure)

Experience a funny and fun-filled, action-packed adventure featuring the DC canon’s unsung heroes, Krypto and Ace, when “DC League of Super-Pets” arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, October 4, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film is also now available for Premium Digital Ownership.

In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (voiced by John Krasinski) are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack — Ace the hound (voiced by Kevin Hart), PB the potbellied pig (voiced by Vanessa Bayer), Merton the turtle (voiced by Natasha Lyonne) and Chip the squirrel (voiced by Diego Luna) — to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

Directed by Jared Stern from a screenplay by Stern and John Whittington, based on characters from DC and Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, “DC League of Super-Pets” also stars the voices of Kate McKinnon, Marc Maron, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz and Keanu Reeves. The film was produced by Patricia Hicks, Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Stern, with John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Nicholas Stoller, Allison Abbate, Chris Leahy, Sharon Taylor and Courtenay Valenti executive producing. The Digital, 4K UHD and Blu-ray releases come packed with bonus features, including deleted scenes, “How to Draw Krypto,” “Behind the Super Voices,” “Super-Pets Animation 101,” “The World of Super-Pets” and “Find the Easter Eggs,” while the DVD release contains just one special feature, “Behind the Super Voices.”

Scream 2 (Horror, Mystery)

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, “Scream 2” arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time on Tuesday, October 4, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Away at college, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) thought she’d finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her — until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel. Now, as history eerily repeats itself, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and other “Scream” survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe or beyond suspicion.

Originally released on December 12, 1997, in the United States, “Scream 2” has been newly remastered in 4K and will be released both on Digital and in a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray set that includes legacy bonus content as well as access to a digital copy of the film. Bonus features include an audio commentary by director Wes Craven, producer Marianne Maddalena and editor Patrick Lussier; deleted scenes with optional commentary by Craven, Maddalena and Lussier; outtakes; a featurette; two music videos (Master P’s “Scream” and Kottonmouth Kings’ “Suburban Life”); TV spots and the film’s theatrical trailer.

They Crawl Beneath (Horror, Sci-Fi)

Reminiscent of the fun horror films of the 1950s, the practical effects-driven sci-fi creature feature “They Crawl Beneath” emerges on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, October 4, from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Young police officer Danny (Joseph Almani) is working on an antique car at his uncle’s remote ranch when a major earthquake hits, pinning him under the vehicle and leaving him bloodied, alone and with no way to call for help. Just when he thinks the claustrophobic nightmare can’t get any worse, something truly horrifying emerges from the fissures in the ground, forcing Danny to engage in a brutal fight for his life — and his sanity.

“They Crawl Beneath” had its world premiere at the Texas Frightmare Festival. The terrifying thriller is directed by Dale Fabrigar (“D-Railed,” “Lonely Boy”) and has a runtime of approximately 88 minutes.

Thor: Love and Thunder (Action, Adventure, Comedy)

Marvel Studios’ beloved hero returns for a classic Thor adventure in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” now available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. The film is also currently streaming on Disney+.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — one of self-discovery. But his efforts are interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who — to Thor’s surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

Directed by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Jojo Rabbit”) from a screenplay by Waititi and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, “Thor: Love and Thunder” is produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum. Fans can add the film to their Marvel Studios’ movie collection and access exclusive bonus content on the Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray releases, including four deleted scenes (“Looking for Zeus,” “Wasting Time,” “A Safe Vacation” and “Fighting for You”), a gag reel featuring the cast and crew on set and an audio commentary track by director/writer Waititi. Three featurettes are also available detailing Hemsworth and Portman’s journeys to becoming Thor and the Mighty Thor, respectively (“Hammer-worthy: Thor and The Mighty Thor”); Waititi’s journey taking over the Thor franchise and reinventing the God of Thunder (“Another Classic Taika Adventure”); and “Thor: Love and Thunder’s” primary antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher (“Shaping a Villain”).

The War of the Worlds/When Worlds Collide (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

Enjoy two of the most iconic science-fiction epics in one limited-edition package, as “The War of the Worlds” and “When Worlds Collide” are now available as a double feature in the collectible Paramount Presents line from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The 1953 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ acclaimed novel, “The War of the Worlds” was nominated for three Academy Awards and won for Best Special Effects. Viewers can now experience the genre-defining Technicolor classic fully remastered in eye-popping 4K Ultra HD for the first time.  The disc also includes access to a digital copy of the film; the infamous 1938 radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” narrated by Orson Welles; commentary by actors Ann Robinson and Gene Barry; commentary by film director Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns and Bill Warren, author of “Keep Watching The Skies!;” “The Sky Is Falling: Making The War of the Worlds;” “H.G. Wells: The Father of Science Fiction;” and the film’s original theatrical trailer.

1951’s “When Worlds Collide” was nominated for two Academy Awards and won for Best Special Effects. Both it and “The War of the Worlds” were produced by George Pal, a Hungarian-American animator, director and producer who was a leading figure in sci-fi filmmaking. Views can experience the thrilling classic remastered from the original film elements and on Blu-ray for the first time ever.  The disc includes access to a digital copy of the film, as well as the theatrical trailer.

TV Shows

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Seasons 3 through 6 (Comedy, Drama, Family)

Seasons 3 through 6 of “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” are now available to own for the first time on Digital platforms and as multi-DVD sets from MPI.

For a record-breaking 14 seasons and 435 episodes, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” aired on ABC-TV from 1952 through 1966, becoming one of the most cherished cultural touchstones of the 20th century. The gentle humor of the prolific and popular sitcom was brought to the screen by the real-life Nelson family: Ozzie and wife Harriet with their sons, David and Rick, all portraying themselves in a trend-setting blend of fact-meets-fiction comedy decades before “Seinfeld” and other semi-reality-based shows.​

“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” humorously chronicled the daily lives of the Nelson family as David and Ricky grew up before millions of weekly viewers. For the very first time, in association with the Nelson family, the entire series has been digitally restored with complete episodes from the original film negatives and audio reels for superior picture and sound quality. ​Each season features rare adventures not seen on television in decades and retails for $29.98 each.

​“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Complete Season Three” contains 28 full, fun-filled episodes on three discs. Don DeFore appears as Ozzie’s neighbor pal Thorny along with classic television and film guest stars Frank Cady, Janet Waldo, Parley Baer, Diane Jergens, Joseph Kearns, Lloyd Corrigan, Grady Sutton and other familiar faces.

“The Complete Season Four” contains 26 episodes on three discs. Don DeFore once again appears as Ozzie’s neighbor pal Thorny along with classic television and film guest stars Frank Cady, Joi Lansing, Lyle Talbot, Mary Jane Croft, Hal Smith, Jesse White, Elvia Alman, Parley Baer, Diane Jergens, King Donovan, Marvin Miller and other familiar faces.

“The Complete Season Five” contains 39 episodes on four discs. Don DeFore appears as Ozzie’s neighbor pal Thorny along with classic television and film guest stars Frank Cady, Nancy Kulp, Edgar Buchanan, Mary Jane Croft, Dwayne Hickman, Joi Lansing, James Stacy, Parley Baer and other familiar faces.

Finally, “The Complete Season Six” contains 35 episodes on four discs. Lyle Talbot and Mary Jane Croft appear as Ozzie and Harriet’s best friends Joe and Clara Randolph along with classic television and film guest stars Frank Cady, Stanley Livingston, James Stacy, Edgar Buchanan, Madge Blake, Hal Smith, Joi Lansing, Parley Baer, Yvonne Lime and other familiar faces.


Front Row Features is giving away a copy of the nail-biting thriller “They Crawl Beneath” on Blu-ray to three lucky readers just in time to enjoy this Halloween season. To enter the contest, simply email socalmovieeditor@aol.com by Oct. 10 for your chance to win. Good luck!