We’ve got another full week of home video release announcements to share with you 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 looks at all of the pre-order announcements soon. For the week of December 13, 2014, The Book of Life, Life Itself, John Wick, Veep (Season 4), and more will soon be in your reach. Find out their release dates and special features after the break.
Synopsis: The epic romantic series following Bella, Edward and Jacob now returns with formerly deleted scenes added back in. Relive the moment when Bella and Edward first met and watch Jacob’s transformation from a lovelorn teenager into a fearsome shapeshifting wolf in these brand new extended versions.
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, and David Slade, The Twilight Saga stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Latuner, Anna Kendrick, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, and Kellan Lutz. This three film combo pack comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on January 13.
Synopsis: Gary Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets. He further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.
- Feature Commentary with Director Michael Cuesta
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Cuesta
- Kill the Messenger: The All-Star Cast
- Crack in America
- Filming in Georgia
Directed by Michael Cuesta, Kill the Messenger stars Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Barry Pepper and Robert Patrick. The film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on February 10, 2015.
Synopsis: Silicon Valley is set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The series charts the rising fortunes of Richard, an introverted computer programmer who lives in a “Hacker Hostel” start-up incubator along with his friends Big Head, Gilfoyle, and Dinesh.
- Making Silicon Valley: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Silicon Valley
- Tech Crunch: Disrupt!: Find out how Silicon Valley created their own Tech Crunch: Disrupt! conference
- The Hacker Hostel: Take a tour through the Pied Piper headquarters
- 8 Audio Commentaries with Mike Judge, Alec Berg, T.J. Miller and many more
- Episode Previews
Created by Alec Berg and Mike Judge, Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Matt Ross and Christopher Evan Welch. This series releases on Blu-ray and DVD on March 31, 2015.
Synopsis: Veep follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Selina Meyer as she puts out political fires in her public and private life while launching her campaign for president after learning that the commander-in-chief will not seek reelection. The release features all 10 episodes from the third season of the hit HBO series, along with hilarious, never-before-seen deleted scenes, among other to-be-announced extras.
- Audio Commentaries with the Entire Cast
- Deleted Scenes
Created by Armando Iannucci, Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons and Sufe Bradshaw. This series releases on Blu-ray on March 31, 2015.
Synopsis: In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
- The Spirit Board: An Evolution
- Adapting the Fear
- Icon of the Unknown
Directed by Stiles White, Ouija stars Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos, Douglas Smith, and Shelley Hennig. This film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on February 3, 2015.
Synopsis: After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, long forgotten and buried underneath the marshes of Cape Cod, a group of friends emerge from the thick, marshy darkness, tattered and bloody, lucky to be alive. They have already lost two of their friends in the marsh, presumably dead. They stumble upon an empty Cape Cod vacation house alongside the foggy marsh and break in to take shelter.
- Special features have yet to be announced.
Directed by Steve Wolsh, Muck stars Kane Hodder, Lachlan Buchanan, Puja Mohindra, Bryce Draper, and Lauren Francesca. The film will have a limited theatrical release on March 13, 2015 and then on Blu-ray on March 17, 2015.
Synopsis: Knightley and Moretz shine in this feel-good comedy about two unlikely friends: Megan, a 28-year-old who’s not ready for adulthood, and Annika, a 16-year-old who wonders if there’s life after high school. Panicked after her boyfriend proposes, Megan hides out in the house Annika shares with her single dad.
- Audio Commentary with the Director
- “Lagging On with Lynn Shelton” featurette
- “Shooting Seattle: The Look of Laggies” featurette
- Deleted Scenes
Directed by Lynn Shelton, Laggies stars Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell. The film releases Blu-ray and DVD on February 10, 2015.
Synopsis: Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today.
- Audio Commentary by Michael Hoffman
- “Tears of Joy” Alternate Cut/Ending
- “Along for the Ride”
- Music Video: “I Did” by Lady Antebellum
- Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Michelle (Monaghan) and James (Marsden) (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Liana (Liberato) and Luke (Bracey) (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray exclusive)
Directed by Michael Hoffman, The Best of Me stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, and Gerald McRaney. The release will be available for purchase on February 3, 2015.
Synopsis: To save the world, Avatar Korra endured her most intense battle yet. Now broken and bruised, Korra begins a journey of self-discovery and survival as the strong prey upon the weak. When an aggressive military force rises up led by the power hungry Kuvira, the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance and only the Avatar can set things right.
- Audio Commentaries (Standard and BD Exclusive Tracks)
- The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part Il” (Blu-ray Exclusive Animated Short)
- Legend of Korra New York Comic-Con Panel (Blu-ray Exclusive)
Created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, The Legend of Korra stars Janet Varne, Jeff Bennett, Dee Bradley Baker, and P.J. Byrne. The final 13-episode season of the critically acclaimed releases on March 10, 2015.
Synopsis: The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
- The Adventures of Chuy
- Closer Look At The Book of Life
- The Music of Life
- Digital Carpenters: The Art Direction of The Book of Life
- Music Machine
- “No Matter Where You Are” Music Video by Us The Duo
- Audio Commentary by Jorge R. Gutierrez
Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, The Book of Life stars the voices of Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo, Diego Luna, Ice Cube, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin, and Hector Elizondo. This film will be available for purchase on January 27, 2015.
Synopsis: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
- “Don’t F*#% With John Wick” featurette
- “Calling in the Cavalry” featurette
- “Destiny of a Collective” featurette
- “Assassin’s Code” featurette
- “Red Circle” featurette
- “NYC Noir” featurette
- Audio Commentary with Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch (Blu-ray Exclusive
Directed by Chad Stahelski, John Wick stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, and Alfie Allen. The release will be available on Digital HD January 13, and on Blu-ray and DVD February 3, 2015.
Synopsis: Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return and clearly has no intention of letting her escape.
- Audio Commentary with Director Kevin Greutert, Writer Robert Ben Garant and Executive Producer Jerry P. Jacobs
- “Jessabelle: Deep in the Bayou” featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- Extended Ending
Directed by Kevin Greutert (Saw VI, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), Jessabelle stars Sarah Snook, Mark Webber and Joelle Carter, will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on January 13, 2015.
Synopsis: Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata – over the course of a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.
- The Kingdom According to Ushiko
- More from GKIDS
Directed by Mami Sunada, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness stars Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, and Isao Takahta. This film arrives on DVD and VOD January 27 and will also be available now for digital download.
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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