This week on home video, we’ve got a pair of summer sequels, a civil war rebellion led by Matthew McConaughey, a couple of notable anniversary reissues and more. Read on for the full list.
Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Zac Efron star in this comedy sequel about a pair of young parents who square off against a rowdy sorority that moves in next door. Special features include a gag reel, deleted scenes, cast and crew interviews, and a look at the tailgate sequence.
The Ninja Turtles are back in this sequel, which co-stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and Stephen Amell and finds the heroes in a half shell battling nemesis Shredder again, after he breaks out of prison and teams up with a mad scientist. Available in standard format, 3D, 4k, and a few retailer-specific special packages, standard bonus features include profiles of the actors who play the turtles, a making-of doc, featurettes on the turtles’ lair and vehicle, and more.
For the film’s 25th anniversary, Disney is re-releasing one of its beloved animated classics on Blu-ray… again. This time, however, there are actually some brand new extras, including interviews with a number of Disney songwriters who talk about how the film’s music inspired them, recording booth footage with the voice cast, a look at Walt Disney’s efforts to adapt the fairy tale, and more.
Celebrating an anniversary of its own (30 years, in this case), this beloved Jim Henson film starring a young Jennifer Connelly and the late, great David Bowie follows a girl who embarks on a fantastical adventure to save her baby brother from a Goblin King. With a brand new 4K restoration, the Blu-ray comes with all new special features, including interviews with Connelly and the Henson family about his legacy, a Q&A session hosted by Adam Savage, and a multi-piece tribute to David Bowie.
As usual, we end with two choices from the Criterion Collection, beginning with the Coen brothers’ (and Frances McDormand’s) feature debut, a contemporary film noir about a private eye hired to kill a cheating wife, only to complicate the matter by double-crossing his employer. The new release comes with a new conversation between the Coens and cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld about the look of the film, new interviews with composer Carter Burwell, McDormand, and star M. Emmet Walsh, and more.
Lastly, we have Jacques Tourneur’s classic horror film about a Serbian immigrant living in New York who believes she’s descended from an ancient race of people who turn into feline predators when they become sexually aroused. The new Blu-ray comes with a feature-length documentary on producer Val Lewton, a 1979 interview with Tourneur, a new interview with cinematographer John Bailey about the look of the film, and more.