Welcome to the first edition of Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD. While we help provide you with a list of releases every Tuesday that are Now Available to Own, Coming Soon will give you more forward notice about what’s soon to be out in the next few months. For the week of November 22, 2014, Lucy, Annabelle, Frank, and more have been recently announced for release. Find out their release dates and what special features they will be packing after the break.
Synopsis: In Lucy, a woman altered by a dangerous drug that allows her to use 100% of her brain, transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Lucy debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, including Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and On Demand on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Lucy will also be available on Digital HD two weeks earlier on January 6, 2015.
- The Evolution of Lucy (Blu-ray Only)
- Cerebral Capacity: The True Science of Lucy
Directed by Luc Besson, Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, and Amr Waked. This film hits Digital HD on January 6, 2015 and Blu-ray and DVD on January 20, 2015.
Synopsis: An offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Gyllenhaal).
- AXS TV: A Look at Frank
- Theatrical Trailer
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Frank stars Domhall Gleeson, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, François Civil, Carla Azar, and Michael Fassbender. This film hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 9, 2014.
Synopsis: In this feline sensation’s first movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, lonely Grumpy Cat lives in a mall pet shop where she never gets chosen by customers. Because she always gets passed over, this kitty develops a very sour outlook on life until…one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chrystal enters the pet store and falls in love with Grumpy. The two form a special friendship when Chrystal discovers she is the only person who can hear this feline talk. Will Grumpy Cat finally learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will it be, in Grumpy’s words, the “Worst. Christmas. Ever.”?
- Bonus Features TBD
Directed by Tim Hill and Jeff Morris, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever Stars Aubrey Plaza, Daniel Roebuck, Megan Charpentier, and Tardar Sauce. This film hits DVD on December 16, 2014.
Synopsis: Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!
- Feature Commentary with Directors Graham Annable And Anthony Stacchi
- Preliminary Animatic Sequences with Optional Commentary by Annable and Stacchi
- Voicing The Boxtrolls
- Inside the Box
- The Big Cheese: Allergy Snatcher
- Deconstructing the Dance
- Think Big: The Mecha Drill
- The Nature of Creation
- Trolls Right Off the Tongue
- Allergic to Easy
- Let’s Dance
- On the Shoulders of Giants
Directed by Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, The Boxtrolls stars Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Dee Bradley Baker, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Elle Fanning. This film hits Digital HD on December 23, 2014 and Blu-ray and DVD on January 20, 2015.
Synopsis: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.
- The Curse of Annabelle
- Bloody Tears of Possession (Blu-ray Only)
- Dolls of the Demon (Blu-ray Only)
- A Demonic Process (Blu-ray Only)
- Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray Only)
Directed by John R. Leonetti, Annabelle stars Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, and Alfre Woodard. This film releases on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on January 20, 2015.
Synopsis: They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, which began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Thirteen years later, Mamere and his siblings, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America. Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis (Witherspoon), an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs.
- The Good Lie Journey
- Deleted Scenes
Directed by Philippe Falardeau, The Good Lie stars Reese Witherspoon, Anrold Oceng, Gery Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, and Kuoth Wiel. The film releases on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on December 23, 2014.
And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to owning?
Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.
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