INSIDE PRESS RELEASE | SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Another week, another round-up of releases! This week’s releases include a little bit of everything too: drama, comedy, horror, and a fun, family movie. Who doesn’t love Scrat? I know I’ll be picking up my own copy of Swiss Army Man. Are you looking forward to any of these releases? Check them out below to see what’s included.

Into the Forest

intotheforest_bd_3dskew_rgbAcademy Award® nominee Ellen Page (Best Actress, Juno, 2007) and Golden Globe® nominee Evan Rachel Wood star as sisters fighting for survival in Into the Forest, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on October 4 from Lionsgate. The heartfelt adaptation of Jean Hegland’s best-selling novel had its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and was theatrically released by A24. Also starring Max Minghella and Callum Keith Rennie, Into the Forest will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters whose peaceful lives are disrupted one day by a world-wide power outage. The sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world, fighting intruders, disease, loneliness, and starvation.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
• “The Making of Into the Forest” Featurette
• Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Patricia Rozema

Swiss Army Man

swissarmyman_bd_3dskew_rgbGolden Globe® Nominee Paul Dano (Love & Mercy) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise) star in the “bold and original” (Chicago Sun-Times) Swiss Army Man, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital), October 4 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS) in their feature film debut, the “wild and inventive” (The Huffington Post) story finds a hopeless man stranded in the wilderness who befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s directing award and a New York Times Critics’ Pick, Swiss Army Man also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) and features music by Manchester Orchestra members Andy Hull and Robert McDowell.

Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up onshore. The two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

The Swiss Army Man home entertainment release includes a music-less audio track along with Q&A with the filmmakers, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, audio commentary with DANIELS and crew and deleted scenes. The Blu-ray Disc of Swiss Army Man will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Swiss Army Man will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) for $24.99 and DVD (plus Digital) for $19.98.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
• Q&A with Filmmakers
• “Swiss Army Man: Behind the Scenes” Featurette
• “Making of Manny” Featurette
• Deleted Scenes
• Audio Commentary

The Purge: Election Year

dombd_purge3_ocard_3d_rgbDirector and writer James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13, The Negotiator) delivers the best and most action-packed Purge yet when The Purge: Election Year, the third chapter in the thrilling franchise, arrives on Digital HD on September 20, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on October 4, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. As the government prepares for its annual Purge, the one night a year when all crime is legal, America’s New Founding Fathers are faced with strong opposition from a presidential hopeful and her supporters who wish to abolish the country’s violent tradition. With deleted scenes, a character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, The Purge: Election Year offers viewers a closer look at the disturbing, thought-provoking and timely thriller.

It has been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night – the 12 hours of lawlessness. This year, the annual ritual comes at the eve of a heated presidential election with the nation deeply divided between those who are pro- and anti-Purge. As head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), Leo’s mission is to protect her during her controversial and contested run for president. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of Washington, D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

Collaborating with franchise creator James DeMonaco on The Purge: Election Year are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious and Ouija series and The Visit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Ouija), and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers). Starring Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Zero Dark Thirty), Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” “Once Upon a Time”) and Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump, “Justified”), critics hail The Purge: Election Year is “The best yet. A huge home run!”-Ben Lester, The Stashed.

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM AND DVD
• Deleted Scenes
• Inside The Purge: Discover how Director James DeMonaco found the humanity in this gruesome tale, and hear cast and crew discuss the film’s relevance to today’s culture. Featuring interviews with Director James DeMonaco, Producer Jason Blum, and Cast Members Frank Grillo, Mykelti Williamson, and Edwin Hodge
• Character Spotlight- Leo: Go on set with Frank Grillo as he rehearses stunts, reviews choreography, and examines the weapons used by his character.

 

Ice Age: Collision Course

iacc_bd_ocard_rgbYour favorite Ice Age heroes are back and cooler than ever in this all-new adventure! Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn accidently triggers cosmic events that threaten the ICE AGE world. Now Buck, Manny, Ellie, Sid, Diego and the rest of the herd must work together on a hilarious journey filled with nonstop action and colorful new characters in order to survive the global Scrat-tastrophe!

 

 

Blu-ray™ & DVD Special Features Include:

• Featurettes
o “Scrat: Spaced Out Mini-Movie”
o “Ice Age: The Story So Far”
o “Scratasia: Scrat’s Solo Adventures”
o “Mysteries of the Scratazons”
o “Star Signs of the Animal Kingdom”
o “The Science of It All: deGrasse Tyson deBunks”
o “Figaro Sing-along”
• Gallery (12 images)

4K Ultra HD Disc Special Feature Includes:
• Featurette
o “Scrat: Spaced Out Mini-Movie”

Amy Casaletto
She’s a Jill-of-all-trades, Potterhead, Whovian & baker extraordinaire. Mother of fur babies, obsessed with pumpkin spice & a total candy addict.
Amy Casaletto

Amy Casaletto

She’s a Jill-of-all-trades, Potterhead, Whovian & baker extraordinaire. Mother of fur babies, obsessed with pumpkin spice & a total candy addict.

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