By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
“Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday May 12, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) reprises her role as the endearingly daring ne’er-do-well Harley Quinn in the action-packed film directed by Cathy Yan (“Dead Pigs”) from a script by Christina Hodson (“Bumblebee”). The film is based on characters from the world of DC comics.
When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor), and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz (Chris Messina), put a target on a young girl named Cass (Ella Jay Basco), the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley (Robbie), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez)’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” will feature Dolby Vision HDR. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc and the Blu-ray disc will also feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room.
The 4K UHD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $44.95; the Blu-ray Combo Pack will be available for $35.99 (SRP) and the DVD Special Edition will be available for $28.98 (SRP). “Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” is currently available for purchase from digital retailers and will be available on Movies Anywhere.
Blood and Money
“Blood and Money” will be available Friday May 15 on VOD and in theaters, from Screen Media.
In it, a retired Marine (Tom Berenger) hunting in Northern Maine discovers a dead woman and a large sum of money. The story spirals out of control when he encounters a group of criminals in search of the money. The stark and frigid winter landscape frames what turns into a test of will and survival. The crime thriller is directed by John Barr from a screenplay he wrote with Mike McGrale and Alan Petherick.
The Call of the Wild
“The Call of the Wild” arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday May 12.
Adapted from the novel by Jack London, it brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team— (SPOILER ALERT) and later its leader—Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master.
As a live-action/animation hybrid, “The Call of the Wild” employs visual effects and animation technology in order to bring the animals in the film to life. Directed by Chris Sanders from a screenplay by Michael Green, the drama stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus and Abraham Benrubi.
The home entertainment editions include several bonus features including an on-set experience and a feature titled “A Man and His Dog.” The film also is available now on Movies Anywhere.
With theaters closed, Vertical Entertainment and Redbox Entertainment have teamed up to release the drama “Capone,” starring Tom Hardy as the infamous Chicago gangster, as a home premiere on VOD release Tuesday May 12, with an on-demand 48-hour rental.
In support of the theatrical community the film also will be available via Virtual Cinema, with a portion of the proceeds going back to participating theaters. The distributor is still hoping for a theatrical release sometime this summer as theaters begin to reopen to the public.
Once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Alfonse Capone was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Alfonse’s mind and his past becomes present. Harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life. As he spends his final year surrounded by family with the FBI lying in wait, this ailing patriarch struggles to place the memory of the location of millions of dollars he hid away.
Issa Rae (“Insecure,” “Little”) and Lakeith Stanfield (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Atlanta”) star in this beautiful love story about how quickly lives can change forever when “The Photograph” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday May 12, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The love story also is available now on Digital.
A touching story that can be experienced again and again, “The Photograph” includes bonus features that allow viewers to become even more connected to the film through filmmaker and cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
The drama follows the story of a young woman Mae (Rae), whose mother was a famous photographer. Her mom’s death leads the young woman with many unanswered questions. In her journey to finding out more about her own origins, Mae stumbles upon not only a letter and photos her mother left behind, but also an unexpected and powerful romance with an up-and-coming journalist (Stanfield). Full of passion and emotion, “The Photograph” connects love stories across decades and reminds us of the importance of familial love.
Written, produced and directed by Stella Meghie, “The Photograph” features a supporting cast including Chanté Adams (“Roxanne Roxanne”), Y’lan Noel (“Insecure”), with Lil Rey Howery (“Get Out,” “Good Boys”) and Courtney B. Vance (“The Mummy”).
An adrenaline-filled action-thriller about the illegal underworld of exotic car thieves, “REV” arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand Tuesday May 12, from Lionsgate.
When Mikey’s not racing cars, he’s stealing them all over the city. But after he gets caught boosting a rare ride from a cop’s house, the police force him to go undercover or go to jail. Mikey agrees to join a grand theft ring led by violent, impulsive Charlie, who’d beat Mikey to death if he knew he was an informant. Even worse, Mikey finds himself attracted to Charlie’s girlfriend, Ava, and their passionate encounter sets up a bloody, powerful collision between rage and desperation.
Starring Francisco Filice, Vivica A. Fox, Sean Rey, and Hannah Gordon—and from the director of TV’s “Petrol”—the “REV” DVD will be available for $19.98 (SRP).
From legendary Italian director Marco Bellocchio, comes “The Traitor,” available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Tuesday May 12, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
In the early 1980’s, an all-out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a “made” man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra, and talk.
The film stars Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fausto Russo Alesi and Luigi Lo Cascio.
“Vivarium” arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD Tuesday May 12, from Lionsgate. It is currently available on Digital and On Demand.
Tom and Gemma are looking for the perfect home. When a strange real-estate agent takes them to Yonder, a mysterious suburban neighborhood of identical houses, the couple can’t wait to leave. But when they try to exit the labyrinth-like housing development, each road takes them back to where they started. Soon, they realize their search for a dream home has plunged them into a terrifying nightmare, in this taut thriller filled with white-knuckle suspense.
Directed by Lorcan Finnegan (“Foxes,” “Without Name”), “Vivarium” stars Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) and Imogen Poots (“Black Christmas”). Extras include an audio commentary with the director as well as executive producer Brunella Cocchiglia and a featurette on creating “The Suburban Nightmare of Vivarium.”
The “Vivarium” Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you” Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season” on DVD Tuesday May 12. It will also be available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. Fans of the series also can view it now on Digital.
The Blu-ray and the DVD contain all 10 episodes of the fourth season plus deleted scenes in the bonus features.
“Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season” will be available at all major retailers and is priced to own at $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada). It will also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers on May 11.
Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are found at wb.com/warnerarchive and on various online retailer sites.
Season Four sizzles with fiendishly clever comebacks. The charismatic, handsome Lucifer Morningstar returns resurrected after Season Three’s wicked cliffhanger. His unofficial partner in crime-solving and affairs of the heart, LAPD detective Chloe Decker, returns from an extended vacation – after she saw Lucifer’s devil face for the first time and realized he was, in fact, exactly the man he always claimed to be. And, finally, new to the series but not to the Lord of Hell, comes old flame and original sinner, Eve, whose charms are as tempting to Lucifer now as the serpent’s big, red apple was to her back in the day. Does she want revenge for her expulsion from Eden all those years ago? Or something else entirely? Personal demons get conquered and crimes get solved. But will things ever get right with Deckerstar? Only time will tell.
The series stars Tom Ellis (“Rush,” “EastEnders”), Lauren German (“Chicago Fire”), Kevin Alejandro (“Southland,” “True Blood”), DB Woodside (“Suits,” “24”), Lesley-Ann Brandt (“The Librarians”), Aimee Garcia (“Dexter,” “Rush Hour”), and Scarlett Estevez (“Daddy’s Home”), with Inbar Lavi and Rachael Harris. Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC, “Lucifer” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Transport yourself to 1980s Mexico and the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel when “Narcos: Mexico” Season 1 arrives on DVD Tuesday May 12, from Lionsgate.
“Narcos: Mexico” is the follow-up to the acclaimed “Narcos” series, with new characters and a new storyline that shifts the action from 1970s Colombia to 1980s Mexico. Explore the origin of the modern war on drugs and the violent reality of marijuana in Mexico.
“Narcos: Mexico” Season 1 stars Michael Peña, Diego Luna, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Alyssa Diaz, Matt Letscher, Joaquín Cosío, and Alejandro Edda. The DVD will be available for $14.98 (SRP).
Shameless: The Complete Tenth Season
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is set to release “Shameless: The Complete Tenth Season,” on DVD May 12. Join one of television’s most irreverent families, the Gallaghers, as they return for another scandalous season, featuring 12 highly-entertaining episodes. From Emmy-winning executive producer John Wells (“ER,” “The West Wing”) and Warner Bros. Television, “Shameless” stars Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy (“Fargo,” “Magnolia”) as Frank Gallagher, the outspoken, alcoholic, single father of six clever, resourceful and independent siblings, who live on Chicago’s South Side. “Shameless: The Complete Tenth Season” will retail on DVD for $24.98 (SRP).
The tenth season of the popular series is now available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers. Consumers can enjoy all 12 episodes in high definition and standard definition for $29.99 (SRP) and $22.99 (SRP).
In this latest season, Frank’s exploits lead him to an old friend, Debbie rules over the Gallagher household with an iron fist, Lip navigates his relationship (and parenthood) with Tami, Carl faces life after military school, Liam is tutored by V about black history and culture, and Kev has an identity crisis. Plus, “Gallavich” returns as Ian and Mickey rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers.
Based on the longrunning, award-winning British series created by Paul Abbott (“State of Play”), “Shameless” was developed for American television by John Wells and made its U.S. debut on Showtime in 2011. The tenth season of “Shameless” reached more than 1.8 million viewers on average each episode.