Category: Press Releases

Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier gets Commemorative Edition in Oct.

BURBANK, CA, (August 11, 2017) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment returns to the roots of DC’s greatest Super Heroes – and their unifying moment – with the celebratory release of Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Steelbook, and DVD on October 3, 2017.

For the new Commemorative Edition of the popular 2008 PG-13 animated film, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has produced an all-new featurette spotlighting the late Darwyn Cooke. The comic book author and artist’s seminal work, DC: The New Frontier, received an Eisner, Harvey and Shuster Award, and that six-issue comic book limited series served as the key source material from which the film was adapted. Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition also features box art from Cooke’s canon of dazzling New Frontier imagery.

Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition is the epic tale of the founding of the Justice League. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the animated film is directed by David Bullock from a script by Stan Berkowitz. Sander Schwartz and Bruce Timm are Executive Producers.  Michael Goguen is Supervising Producer

The action-packed adventure features iconic DC Super Heroes Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman alongside Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash as they band together to form the legendary team. Strangers at first, these very different heroes must overcome fear and suspicion to forge an alliance against a monster so formidable, even the mighty Superman cannot stop it alone. If they fail, the entire planet will be “cleansed” of humanity.

Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition features an impressive roll call of celebrity voice performances, including Golden Globe Award winner Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) as Superman, Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) as Batman, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Wonder Woman, Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) as Barry Allen/The Flash, David Boreanaz (Bones) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) as Carol Ferris, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) as Lois Lane, Phil Morris (Seinfeld) as King Faraday, and the late Miguel Ferrer (NCIS: Los Angeles) as Martian Manhunter. The cast also boasts the voices of Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Keith David (Platoon), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio) and the late John Heard (Big).

Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition includes incredible bonus features on both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the DVD:

  • Featurette – “Retro Action Cool: The Story of Darwyn Cooke” – A revealing look into the life and times of one of comics’ most brilliant figures, the late Darwyn Cooke.
  • Featurette – “Super Heroes United! The Complete Justice League History” – A comprehensive look at nearly a half-century of Justice League chronology from the inception in the comics to vivid animated renditions in the late 2000s. The story is told with a myriad of interviews tracing the early days of DC Super Hero team ups during the Golden Age to the Silver Age rendition where the established heroes emerged and beyond. Interviews include such notables as Dan DiDio, Michael Uslan, Paul Levitz, Mark Waid, Denny O’Neil, Stan Lee and Marv Wolfman.
  • Featurette – “The Legion of Doom: The Pathology of the DC Super Villain” – This 10-minute piece examines the early mythological archetypes of nemesis characters from a historical perspective and reveals how the tenants of this rich history were adapted and woven into the Justice League stories.
  • Featurette – “Comic Book Commentary: Homage to the New Frontier” – This mini-documentary is a nod to the fans of the New Frontier comics, further expanding the themes contained in the source material and how these elements were truncated or evolved for inclusion in the film. It features vivid imagery culled from the pages of DC: The New Frontier, mixed with the commentary of Darwyn Cooke. This featurette is a treat for both fans and scholars of the medium.
  • Sneak Peak: Gotham by Gaslight – A behind-the-scenes look at the next DC Universe Original Movie, inspired by the 1989 Elseworlds tale of Batman – at the turn of the 20th century – as first created as a graphic novel by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell.
  • Audio Commentary I/The Filmmakers – Featuring Justice League: The New Frontier filmmakers Bruce Timm, Michael Goguen, David Bullock, Stan Berkowitz, Andrea Romano and Gregory Noveck.
  • Audio Commentary II/Darwyn Cooke – Featuring award-winning writer/artist Darwyn Cooke

Justice League: The New Frontier – Commemorative Edition gives fans the opportunity to savor the unique genius of such a legendary comic talent as Darwyn Cooke in a thrilling, animated adaptation of a modern classic,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “The addition of an all-new Darwyn Cooke mini-documentary adds to the special celebration of his work. And his story serves as a keen reminder of the history of these cherished DC Super Heroes, in perfect timing with the theatrical release of the Justice League film.”

Ego Talks, A Chat with Kurt Russell

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 sees the return of the universe’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits. Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the movie’s thrilling storyline follows the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians – Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket – must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

To celebrate the in-home release of the blockbuster sequel digitally on HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Disney Movies Anywhere this weel, and physically on 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 22, we catch up with Kurt Russell – who plays Ego – to find out more on the making of the action-packed Marvel movie…

How did you become involved with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?

I was doing publicity for The Hateful Eight and suddenly people were asking me, “Are you going to do Guardians of the Galaxy 2?” At the same time, my phone was going off the hook about it. I knew of Guardians of the Galaxy but I hadn’t seen it and I hadn’t been approached about the sequel officially. What was different was this was the first time I was being told by everyone how great it would be. “It’s going to be fantastic,” they would say. “The role is Peter Quill’s father and Chris Pratt is the guy who plays Peter Quill. You’re perfect for it.”

But you hadn’t been approached to appear in the movie at that point?

No. I remember thinking, “Oh, this sounds really good and interesting.” But at that point, I needed to see the first movie. As soon as I saw Chris [Pratt] kicking those Orloni—those space rats at the start of the first movie—I started to really like him and I started to quickly understand the tone of the movie and what Chris was bringing to the role. And it somehow connected to movies I had done in the past—in particular, Jack Burton in “Big Trouble in Little China.”

 

Were there other motivations behind your attraction to the role of Ego?

As soon as I read the screenplay, I understood why they were coming to me. But I was concerned that it would ultimately be disappointing to the fans since Peter’s father turns out to be the bad guy. It was fun, and it was right—people loved the first movie and they were excited about me playing Peter Quill’s father—but they didn’t know that I was going to play a character so horrible that Peter has to kill me. I thought, “That’s kind of great, but I just hope that does not wreck the whole experience of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’”

Did you voice your concerns to the director?

That’s exactly what I did. I talked to [director] James Gunn for a very short period of time. It was a quick, succinct and not very in-depth conversation—but I took a leap of faith. I said to him, “I want to do this. I want to play all the different aspects of this character, but we have to get the audience to a place where they want Peter to kill his father. That is the challenge.” It’s such a good twist. I think it’s great. It’s like a Greek tragedy.

How have audiences reacted to the twist?

The reaction was fantastic. You could literally hear the air collectively coming out of the audience when my character blithely talks about Peter’s mother and when he says the line, “It broke my heart to put that tumor in her head.” I’ve listened to a number of audiences now, and it’s incredible to hear their response. I remember rehearsing with Chris and James, and I literally turned around in character and said, “Now I know that sounds bad …,” and James, Chris and I cracked up and James said, “We have to do that!” And I thought to myself, these guys are bold and confident. It was a great feeling.

Is it a bittersweet feeling to be killed off in your first Marvel movie?

Here’s the thing … years ago, I avoided doing sequels. I won’t go into which movies they were, but they were some pretty big ones. I would be asked to sign three picture deals and I would always say, “No, I’m not going to do that because that’s not what I want to do. I don’t want to be locked in.” My agents were frustrated with me a few times because they were big movies—but I said, “I’m sorry, guys. I just don’t want to do that.” That created the opportunity for me to do many different characters in many different genres across the board, and I am satisfied I did it that way. But I looked at this movie, at this time, and I thought, “This character is awesome! Imagine what you could do with this guy?” Besides, the landscape is a lot different now than it was then.

When you look back at the making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, what is the one moment on set that stands out the most for you?

I had a really great time working with James Gunn. I really did. He is terrific. And I had a great time working with everybody. But my times with Chris Pratt were especially fun because he’s not afraid to try anything at all. And neither am I. We had a ball together.

Which scenes did you enjoy working on the most?

The “Brandy” scene certainly stands out for me. The scene where I’m talking in time to the music, telling Peter how we are the sailors in the song and how that’s the greatest song ever written on the planet earth. It walks that perfect line of, “Are you serious? Are you kidding me? That’s so ridiculously fabulous.” And yet there will be those who will agree with that sentiment. “Yes! Finally, somebody has said ‘Brandy’ is the greatest song ever written.” In fact, I’ve already run into some of those people. It completely walks that line, and I just love that. I loved that day. We had a great time.

Do any other scenes stand out for you?

I also had a great time shooting the fight scene between Chris and myself. I’m very comfortable with that stuff and I’ve done a lot of it in my life—and it was fun to show him a trick or two. He’s such a sweetheart. Shooting those two scenes stand out in my mind—but I think the “Brandy” scene will always stay with me.

David Hasselhoff was a fun addition to the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. What do you think of his cameo in the movie?

That was actually my suggestion to James Gunn. I said, “I think Ego should turn into David Hasselhoff when Peter shoots me and I get very angry … and when I say, ‘Who in the hell do you think you are? I tried to be everything you wanted me to be.’” I said, “At that point, I should turn into David Hasselhoff as that is the father that Peter Quill created in his mind and at that point—angry as I am—I am still kind of trying to win him over. You need to get David Hasselhoff here.” I’m glad it worked out and that David did it. It’s perfect.

Shout! Releases Guardians in September

Defenders of the world, unite! Brace yourselves for non-stop action and edge-of-your-seat thrills with a massive werebear, a man who can move mountains, a martial artist and a blademaster.  Alone, they are freaks. Together, they’re the Guardians. An ultra-stylish, high-octane superhero actioner by Sarik Andreasyan (American Heist), GUARDIANS makes its DVD debut as a Walmart exclusive on September 5, 2017 from Shout! Factory.  The Blu-ray (with digital download) will be available everywhere December 5, 2017.  Delivering a visceral thrill-ride that movie fans will highly enjoy, GUARDIANS DVD and Blu-ray™ boast English and Russian audio tracks, insightful bonus content and more!

Movie synopsis

During the Cold War, the secret organization “Patriot” created an elite squad of superheroes to defend the Soviet republic from threats far beyond the capabilities of mortal men. For years, these heroes hid in the shadows… but now, four must emerge to defend their homeland from a menace unlike any other they have faced before: the diabolical, power-hungry scientist Kuratov.

Wonder Woman Lassos a September DVD Date

Burbank, CA, August 10, 2017 – Celebrate the wonder when Wonder Woman arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Super Hero in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (Monster, The Killing).

The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include an all-new bonus scene never before seen in theaters.

Wonder Woman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition and hi-definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include a digital version of the movie with UltraViolet.  Fans can also own Wonder Woman via purchase from digital retailers beginning August 29.

Additionally, all of the special features, including an all-new bonus scene, interviews with filmmakers, featurettes, and extended scenes, can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices. When purchased digitally and redeemed on UltraViolet, the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App allows users to watch the movie and simultaneously experience synchronized content related to any scene, simply by rotating their device. Synchronized content is presented on the same screen while the movie is playing, thus enabling users to quickly learn more about any scene, such as actor biographies, scene locations, fun trivia, or image galleries. Also, users can share movie clips with friends on social media and experience other immersive content. The Movies All Access app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

The Blu-ray discs of Wonder Woman will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

SYNOPSIS

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.  Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine (the Star Trek films), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, House of Cards), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (the Harry Potter films, The Theory of Everything), Connie Nielsen (The Following, Gladiator), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead, Better Things), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming Ashes in the Snow), Eugene Brave Rock (Hell on Wheels) and Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle).

The film was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Tencent Pictures and Wanda Pictures, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, Wonder Woman. The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

Wonder Woman Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

  • Epilogue: Etta’s Mission – Etta Candy gets the boys back together for a secret mission that could impact humanity’s future.
  • Crafting the Wonder – Wonder Woman finally comes to life in her first, breathtaking solo film. Explore the journey to create an adventure worthy of DC’s greatest warrior.
  • A Director’s Vision: Themyscira: The Hidden Island
  • A Director’s Vision: Beach Battle
  • A Director’s Vision: A Photograph Through Time
  • A Director’s Vision: Diana in the Modern World
  • A Director’s Vision: Wonder Woman at War
    • Join director Patty Jenkins as she takes you on an exclusive journey through “Wonder Woman’s” most pivotal and exciting moments
  • Warriors of Wonder Woman – Witness the creation of the Amazon army as the women of “Wonder Woman” transform emotionally and physically into the world’s most powerful and heroic warriors.
  • The Trinity – Filmmakers and comic book creators explore the legend of Wonder Woman and how she stands shoulder to shoulder with Superman and Batman to create the pillars of the DC Universe.
  • The Wonder Behind the Camera – Meet the women behind the wonder as they welcome a group of aspiring filmmakers on set for an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Finding the Wonder Woman Within – Feel the power of Wonder Woman as award-winning poets and inspiring public figures reveal the impact and importance of DC’s greatest heroine.
  • Extended Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

Wonder Woman Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

  • Crafting the Wonder
  • A Director’s Vision: Themyscira: The Hidden Island
  • A Director’s Vision: Beach Battle
  • A Director’s Vision: A Photograph Through Time
  • A Director’s Vision: Diana in the Modern World
  • A Director’s Vision: Wonder Woman at War
  • Warriors of Wonder Woman –
  • The Trinity
  • The Wonder Behind the Camera
  • Finding the Wonder Woman Within
  • Extended Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On August 29, Wonder Woman will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers. On September 19, Wonder Woman will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL

*With digital, fans can watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. The digital movie is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Consumers can instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster Video, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a  digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

BASICS

PRODUCT                           SRP

Ultra HD Blu-ray              $44.95
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack  $44.95
Blu-ray                                $35.99
DVD Amaray (WS)            $28.98
Standard Street Date: September 19, 2017
EST Street Date: August 29, 2017
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 141 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.
DOLBY ATMOS   DLBY/DGTL   [CC]

Chris Pratt talks Making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 sees the return of the universe’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits. Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the movie’s thrilling storyline follows the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians – Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket – must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

To celebrate the in-home release of the blockbuster sequel digitally on HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Disney Movies Anywhere this week, and physically on 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 22, we catch up with Chris Pratt – who plays Peter Quill/Star-Lord – to find out more on the making of the action-packed Marvel movie…

The in-home release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is packed with exclusive bonus material, including four deleted scenes. What do you think of the deleted action?

Whenever I watch deleted scenes, I think they are really interesting – but it’s always abundantly clear why the scene is not in the movie. Very rarely have I seen a deleted scene where I’ve thought, ‘You know what? If this scene was in the movie, the movie would be better.’ It’s always fun to see them, though. As a collaborator – as one of the guys who worked on this movie – you certainly feel these phantom limb pains for scenes that you expected to see that have been cut. You think, ‘Oh, man… I really would have liked to have seen that scene.’

Which of the deleted scenes from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 stands out the most for you?

There’s a scene with a statue that was cut from the movie, and I know exactly why the scene doesn’t work in the movie. Originally, Quill was going to be really excited to go and see Ego. That was in the script – but it wasn’t until we did additional photography that we determined Quill would be a little cynical about it and that Gamora would have to change his mind. We adjusted a few things to deepen the story in additional photography, and the scene with the statue didn’t work.

What can you tease about the deleted scene with the statue?

What can I tease? Well, Ego built the statue for us. It was essentially of Peter Quill as Star-Lord; he is larger than life and all the other Guardians are really, really small. Quill looks at it and says, “It’s perfect!” It’s a fun, funny scene – but then we developed the story and it didn’t work. It’s exciting to know that audiences will finally be able to see it now.

Peter Quill is an iconic Marvel superhero. What makes a good hero?

A good hero is unselfish. A good hero has a willingness to sacrifice one’s own self, own health and own happiness for the benefit of others. A good hero is somebody who, without complaint, puts on a uniform and goes to work to protect a country, to protect a street, to coach kids.

Directing Chris Pratt

Who is your biggest hero?

Man, I’ve got a lot of heroes. My biggest hero is probably my brother, Cully. He’s a law enforcement officer and he was a big part of raising me in my household. He always protected me and nurtured me. He always made me feel really confident in myself. I credit so much of my life to his nurturing as a brother.

That’s amazing…

It’s true. I got really lucky. I have a great family. I have a great sister, a great mom and a great dad – but specifically my brother. He’s a big hero to me.

What other heroes are in your life?

I also love the men and women in the armed services. I have a couple of friends who are spec operators [in the special operations forces] who have been through hell and back – but they would never brag about it. They are quiet professionals who have made countless sacrifices for a cause they believe in.

As a child, Peter Quill’s hero was David Hasselhoff. Who was your biggest hero when you were growing up?

Sylvester Stallone was my idol back then. I loved Rambo. I had a Rambo knife. I had his survival kit. I loved Rambo, man. I loved First Blood. I told him that behind the stage of the theater at the premiere in Los Angeles. I got that fan moment out of the way.

Didn’t you get to work with Sylvester Stallone on the set of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2?

Personally, I didn’t have any scenes with Sly – but it’s been a real pleasure to meet him. I had a really surreal moment backstage at the premiere, which is where I met him for the very first time. I did that thing that everyone inevitably does, which is you have a fan moment with somebody. You swear you’re never going to do that – but I think the only way to be really authentic is to address the fact that you’re a fan. Immediately afterwards, you try to quickly move beyond that. You try to swiftly move into a working relationship of two peers, two collaborators, two artists or two actors; two people who can look at each other as equals. Not that I look at myself as Sly’s equal.

How difficult is it to work with your idols?

When you have an interaction with somebody as a fan, you put them into a category – but I don’t want to be considered somebody’s fan when I’m working with them. I can be a fan of their work – but it’s important to me to get that out of the way as quickly as possible in order to try and build an authentic relationship based on mutual respect. That’s how I deal with it.

Another icon in the movie is David Hasselhoff. What was it like to have ‘The Hoff’ on the set of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2?

Man, it was awesome. It was really cool! To be honest, it was pretty surreal to have him on set – but he was really gracious and nice. He was happy to be there, but we were all just as thrilled that it all worked out. It was great.

How does David Hasselhoff compare to Ego as a father?

It turns out that Ego is not Quill’s Hasselhoff – but in the grand scheme of things, I don’t think anyone can ever really be the Hasselhoff. It’s really hard for anyone to live up to the expectations we build around people when we long for them. Whether it’s a girlfriend, an absent father or an idol, we often build up these people in our heads and it becomes impossible for anyone to live up to them – let alone an egocentric planet hell-bent on the destruction of the universe.

Music is integral to the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies. What does music mean to you?

You’re right… Music is a huge part of this movie. It’s funny because I feel like music and light are two things that have a profound effect on me – but I often fail to manipulate either to make a situation better. My wife will come home and she will adjust the lighting – and I’ll look around and say, “This room is so much better. Why didn’t I think to do that?” For me, it’s the same with music. I sometimes forget to play music. Someone will play a song and I’ll go, “I love this song. Why wasn’t I playing anything?”

What music do you rate?

My go-to is country music – and I like it, but I’m not a great DJ or anything like that. I’m a fan of music and I love music, but I’m not somebody who has an intimate connection with music in that way.

If you could add any song to the Awesome Mixtape #2, what would it be?

I really like the idea of adding [Kenny Loggins’] Highway To The Danger Zone to the Mixtape. I feel like Peter Quill would’ve been a fan of Top Gun. And as a pilot, I feel like he’d pump himself up to that song. I’ve pictured the scene a couple times – but I think it’s perhaps too ‘movie iconic’. Maybe it will make it into the third movie? I think that could be cool.

Gag Reel

At the end of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, there is a fun scene with Teen Groot. Take us behind the scenes and explain what that was like to shoot?

I thought that scene was really cool. It was very different and original. I love the idea of adolescent Groot being a little jerk. I don’t remember if it was written into the script as a post-credits scene or if it was something we improvised together, but it was interesting to work on. There was an actor on set playing out Groot’s movements; I believe it was Sean Gunn, but I’m not sure. That scene felt like a glimpse into the future. Possibly.

The Walking Dead Complete Seventh Season Shuffles Home Aug. 22

SANTA MONICA, CA (July 28, 2017) – The dead aren’t the only things to fear when The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 22 from Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment. Rick Grimes and his hardened band of survivors face their greatest challenge yet in Negan, the volatile leader of an opposing group. The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints franchise), Lauren Cohan (The Boy), Danai Gurira (All Eyez On Me), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Magic City).

Picking up immediately after the thrilling cliff-hanger, Negan forces Rick and the group to fall under his will, brutally convincing them to live by his rules. To prevent further bloodshed, Rick genuinely believes they can make life under Negan, however terrible, work. But he soon learns that Negan can’t be reasoned with, and they must prepare to go to war now. Victory will require more than Alexandria, and Rick will need to convince their new allies from the Kingdom and Hilltop to band together with the common goal of taking down Negan and his army.

The five-disc home entertainment release of “The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season features hours of never-before-seen bonus features including audio commentaries, deleted and alternate scenes, and nine featurettes looking behind the scenes of the show, delving deeper into the characters and checking in with The Walking Dead writers. The Walking Dead The Complete Seventh Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $80.99 and $70.98, respectively. Season eight of The Walking Dead premieres Sunday October 22 on AMC.

BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • “Inside The Walking Dead” Featurette
  • “The Making of The Walking Dead” Featurette
  • “In Memorium” Featurette
  • “A Larger World” Featurette
  • “Breaking & Rebuilding” Featurette
  • “A New Chapter of Fear” Featurette
  • “Top Walkers” Featurette
  • “Warrior Women” Featurette
  • “The Writers of The Walking Dead” Featurette

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: The Walking Dead ©2016 AMC Film Holdings LLC. Artwork and Supplementary Materials are TM, ® and © 2016, 2017 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: TV-MA
Genre: TV, Drama, Horror
Closed-Captioned: Spanish, English SDH
Subtitles: Spanish
Feature Run Time: 797 Mins.
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation
BD Audio:  English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 2.0 Dolby Surround
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Dolby Surround

It Comes at Night to your Home in September

SANTA MONICA, CA (July 26, 2017) – Fear knows no limits when the suspenseful horror-thriller It Comes at Night creeps its way onto Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 12 from Lionsgate. From acclaimed writer/director Trey Edward Shults (Krisha), It Comes at Night tells the story of a man who will do anything to protect his family, no matter who or what the threat might be. Theatrically released by A24 and starring Joel Edgerton (Loving), Chris Abbot (A Most Violent Year), Carmen Ejogo (Alien: Covenant), and Riley Keough (American Honey), the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh It Comes at Night is an “all-consuming and deeply disturbing chiller” (Collider) that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Heart-pounding suspense and razor-sharp tension highlight this highly-acclaimed thriller. 17-year-old Travis, secure within a desolate home with his protective and heavily armed parents (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo), watches his world abruptly change with the arrival of a desperate couple (Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough) and their young child. Panic and mistrust grow as the dangers of the outside world creep ever closer… but they may be nothing compared to the dangers within.

The Blu-ray and DVD releases feature an all-new featurette called “Human Nature: Creating It Comes at Night.” The It Comes at Night Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Human Nature: Creating It Comes at Night” Featurette

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: It Comes At Night © 2017 A24 Distribution, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, and language.
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Closed Captions: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 91 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

American Horror Story: Roanoke Haunts Homes in October

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE
Life imitates grisly reality TV in one of television’s edgiest and most acclaimed shows ever! Told in gripping true-crime documentary style, “My Roanoke Nightmare” — this season’s show within the show — chronicles shocking paranormal events. Hoping to begin a peaceful new life in a rustic North Carolina farmhouse, Shelby and Matt Miller (Emmy® winner Sarah Paulson and OSCAR® Winner Cuba Gooding Jr) flee Los Angeles, only to find murder, mayhem and madness! From a girl ghost to a swine monster to murderous nurse sisters to a sadistic cult leader known as “The Butcher” (OSCAR® Winner Kathy Bates), the couple’s home is filled with nonstop terrors.

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • The Paley Center for Media: Q&A with Cast and Creative Team from PaleyFest 2017
  • Collection of American Horror Story: Roanoke Promos 

Blu-ray Specifications:
Street Date:                          October 3, 2017
Screen Format:                    16:9 (1.78:1)
Audio:                                   English DTS-HD-MA 5.1, French DD 5.1, German DTS 5.1
Subtitles:                              English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish, French, German
Total Run Time:                   398 minutes
U.S. Rating:                         TV-MA
Closed Captioned:               No

DVD Specificiations:
Street Date:                           October 3, 2017
Screen Format:                     16:9 (1.78:1)
Audio:                                    English DD 5.1, Spanish DD 2.0 Surround, French DD 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:                               English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Total Run Time:                    398 miutes
U.S. Rating:                          TV-MA
Closed Captioned:                Yes

Zombe Romance Warm Bodies hits $K Ultra HD Home Video in October

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The unique romantic comedy with a paranormal twist, Warm Bodies, arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) for the first time ever on October 3 from Lionsgate. In this story about the power of human connection, Nicholas Hoult stars as an unusual zombie who forms a special relationship with a human girl as they struggle to survive during a zombie epidemic. Rounding out the all-star cast is Teresa Palmer, Emmy® winner Rob Corddry (Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama, “Childrens Hospital,” 2008) and two-time Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (Best Supporting Actor, 1993, In the Line of Fire, and 1984, Places in the Heart). 4K Ultra HD provides over four times the resolution of Full HD and includes Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (HDR) to deliver the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. Written for the screen and directed by Jonathan Levine (The Night Before, 50/50) and based on the best-selling novel by Isaac Marion, the Warm Bodies 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

A funny new twist on a classic love story, Warm Bodies is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featurettes

o   “Boy Meets, Er, Doesn’t Eat Girl”
o   “R&J”
o   “A Little Less Dead”
o   “Extreme Zombie Makeover!”
o   “A Wreck in Progress”
o   “Bustin’ Caps”
o   “Beware the Boneys”
o   “Whimsical Sweetness: Teresa Palmer’s Warm Bodies Home Movies”
o   “Zombie Acting Tips with Rob Corddry”

  • Audio Commentary with Screenwriter/Director Jonathan Levine and Actors Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director Jonathan Levine
  • “Shrug & Groan” Gag Reel
  • Theatrical Trailer

CAST

Nicholas Hoult Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise, About a Boy
Teresa Palmer Hacksaw Ridge, Lights Out, I Am Number Four
Rob Corddry Hot Tub Time Machine, “Ballers,” “Childrens Hospital”
John Malkovich Dangerous Liaisons, Being John Malkovich, Burn After Reading

Daredevil Season 2, Jessica Jones Season 1 Come to Disc in Aug

Raw, riveting and relentlessly compelling, Marvel’s Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season ignites a firestorm of suspense cloaked in the haze of a noir-inspired slow burn. Haunted by a tragedy that broke her world apart, Jessica Jones settles in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, and opens her own detective agency, called Alias Investigations, with the hope of rebuilding her life and keeping the lights on in her apartment. She discovers that the source of her trauma, a mind-controlling sociopath named Kilgrave, has resurfaced, forcing her to use her gifts as a private eye to track him down before he causes more damage to her life or to anyone else.

The complete first season of the Netflix original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones is available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Aug. 22 with 13 exciting episodes for fans to add to their libraries.

CAST: Krysten Ritter (Big Eyes) as Jessica Jones; David Tennant (Broadchurch) as Kilgrave; Rachael Taylor (Transformers) as Trish Walker; Mike Colter (Million Dollar Baby) as Luke Cage; Wil Traval (Once Upon a Time) as Will Simpson; Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic) as Hope Shlottman; Eka Darville (Empire) as Malcolm Ducasse; and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as Jeri Hogarth

CREATOR: Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter)
EXEC. PRODUCERS:  Melissa Rosenberg and Liz Friedman (Elementary), along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans).
PRODUCER:   Tim Iacofano (24)
RELEASE DATE:  Aug. 22, 2017
PACKAGING: Blu-ray & DVD (13 episodes)

EPISODES:

  • 1. AKA Ladies Night                              8. AKA WWJD?
  • AKA Crush Syndrome                     9. AKA Sin Bin
  • AKA It’s Called Whiskey                 10. AKA 1,000 Cuts
  • AKA 99 Friends                                  11. AKA I’ve Got the Blues
  • AKA The Sandwich Saved Me     12. AKA Take a Bloody Number
  • AKA You’re a Winner!                     13. AKA Smile
  • AKA Top Shelf Perverts

RATING:                                  TV-MA
ASPECT RATIO:                   1.78:1
AUDIO:                                     Blu-ray:  English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, DVD: English 5.1 Dolby
SUBTITLES:                           Blu-ray:  English SDH, DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
CLOSED CAPTIONS:              English

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The razor-thin line between redemption and retribution explodes with a vengeance in Marvel’s Daredevil: The Complete Second Season.

With Wilson Fisk behind bars, Matt thinks his efforts to bring order to Hell’s Kitchen are succeeding—until chaos reignites with two new arrivals: Frank Castle (a.k.a. The Punisher), an anguished ex-soldier determined to visit bloody, irrevocable “justice” upon his adversaries, and Matt’s volatile old flame Elektra Natchios. Meanwhile, a lethal, relentless source of ancient evil continues to amass power. Now, as both the stakes and the body count rise, Matt faces a life-altering choice that forces him to confront what it truly means to be a hero.

The complete second season of the Netflix original series Marvel’s Daredevil is available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD on Aug. 22 with 13 exciting episodes for fans to add to their libraries.

CAST:     Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as Matt Murdock/Daredevil; Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) as Karen Page; Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2) as Foggy Nelson; Vincent D’Onofrio (The Magnificent Seven) as Wilson Fisk; Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Luke Cage) as Claire Temple; Stephen Rider (Shameless) as Blake Tower; Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle/Punisher; and Elodie Yung (The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo) as Elektra Natchios.

EXEC. PRODUCERS: Marvel’s Daredevil is executive produced by series co-showrunners Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Fear the Walking Dead) and Douglas Petrie (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story), along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans), and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans).

RELEASE DATE:                 Aug. 22, 2017
PACKAGING:       Blu-ray & DVD (13 episodes)

EPISODES:
1. Bang                                                                          8. Guilty as Sin

  • Dogs to a Gunfight                                              9. Seven Minutes in Heaven
  • New York’s Finest                                               10. The Man in the Box
  • Penny and Dime                                                 11. .380
  • Kinbaku                                                                   12. The Dark at the End of the Tunnel
  • Regrets Only                                                          13. A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen
  • Semper Fidelis

 

RATING:                                  TV-MA
ASPECT RATIO:                   1.78:1
AUDIO:                                     Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, DVD: English 5.1 Dolby
SUBTITLES:                           Blu-ray:  English SDH, DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
CLOSED CAPTIONS:               English