‘Lisa Frankenstein,’ ‘The Iron Claw’ and More Debut on Home Entertainment — Plus, Giveaways!

AMÉLIE. (DVD Artwork). ©Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


Amélie (Comedy, Romance)

The modern romantic favorite “Amélie” is now available on DVD and as a limited-edition Blu-ray SteelBook from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Bursting with imagination and having seen her share of tragedy and fantasy, Amélie (Audrey Tautou, “The Da Vinci Code”) is not like the other girls. When she grows up, she becomes a waitress in a Montmartre bar run by a former dancer. Amélie enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. To that end, she invents all sorts of tricks that allow her to intervene incognito into other people’s lives, including an imbibing concierge and her hypochondriac neighbor. But Amélie’s most difficult case turns out to be Nino Quicampoix (Mathieu Kassovitz, “The Fifth Element”), a lonely sex shop employee who collects photos abandoned at coin-operated photobooths.

Bonus features on the release include the following legacy content — a commentary with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“A Very Long Engagement”), “The Look of ‘Amélie,’” a Q&A with the director, a Q&A with the director and the cast, “An Intimate Chat with Jean-Pierre Jeunet,” “Fantasies of Audrey Tautou,” cast auditions, “Home Movie: Inside the Making of ‘Amélie,’” storyboard comparisons, “The ‘Amélie’ Scrapbook” and the film’s trailer — plus the all-new Blu-ray exclusive, “Jean-Pierre Jeunet Looks Back.” The movie is featured in high definition on Blu-ray with French DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound and optional English subtitles. On DVD it is featured in standard definition with French Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.

Baby Assassins 2 (Action, Comedy, Crime)

The hilarious sequel “Baby Assassins 2” debuts on Blu-ray and Digital Tuesday, April 2, from Well Go USA Entertainment.

After being suspended from their agency due to a rules violation, two highly skilled teenage assassins are forced to get “real” jobs to make ends meet. But while the elite duo is forbidden from executing targets or enemies under any circumstances, two aspiring rival hitmen decide to eliminate the competition while they’re vulnerable — leading to a lightning-fast showdown between trained killers.

Hugo Sakamoto returns to the director’s chair for the action-packed sequel and brings back Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa from the first “Baby Assassins.” “Baby Assassins 2” also stars Atomu Mizuishi (“Baby Assassins”), Tomo Nakai (“Sayonara Girls”), Tsubasa Tobinaga (“Baby Assassins”), Tetsu Watanabe (“A Janitor”), Joey Tee (“Samurai Marathon”) and Tatsuomi Hamada (“The Memory Eraser”). The film is presented in Japanese with optional English subtitles.

The Iron Claw (Biography, Drama, Sport)

Bringing the true story of the Von Erich brothers to the world, “The Iron Claw” is now available on Blu-ray from A24 and Lionsgate.

Starring Zac Efron (“Neighbors”) and Jeremy Allen White (“The Bear”), “The Iron Claw” tells the story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.

Special features on the release include “Brotherhood is Forever: Making ‘The Iron Claw,’” a cast and crew Q&A and the film’s theatrical trailer.

Lisa Frankenstein (Comedy, Horror, Romance)

Focus Features’ 1980s-inspired dark comedy “Lisa Frankenstein” is now available to own on Digital from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film also debuts on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, April 9, and is currently streaming on Peacock.

Directed by Zelda Williams in her feature-length directorial debut and written by Academy Award-winning scribe Diablo Cody (“Jennifer’s Body,” “Juno”), “Lisa Frankenstein” is a coming-of-rage love story about a misunderstood teenager (Kathryn Newton, “Blockers”) and her high school crush (Cole Sprouse, “Riverdale”), who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness — and a few missing body parts along the way.

Bonus features on the release include five deleted scenes (“Knock Knock,” “Music Lovers,” “Incredible Friend,” “Breaking News” and “Get Me Out of Hell!”), a gag reel, a feature commentary with director Zelda Williams and three featurettes: “Resurrecting the 1980s,” “An Electric Connection” and “A Dark Comedy Duo.”

Front Row Features has a giveaway for almost everyone to enjoy this week. Not only are we giving away a copy of “Baby Assassins 2” on Blu-ray to three lucky readers, but we are also giving away a Digital copy code for “Lisa Frankenstein” to two additional readers. To enter the contests, simply email socalmovieeditor@aol.com by April 8 with the title of which film you want to win in the subject line. Only one entry per movie, please. Good luck!