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 20, 2014, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, White Bird in a Blizzard, Dumb and Dumber To, and more will soon be in your reach. Find out their release dates and special features after the break.
Synopsis: Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
- Announcement of the Completion of the Film
- Isao Takahata and His Tale of The Princess Kaguya
- Japanese Trailers and TV Spots
- US Trailers
Directed by Isao Takahata, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya stars the voices of James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Chloë Grace Moretz. This film arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 17, 2015.
Synopsis: Kat Connors’ perfect homemaker mother, Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears – just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss.
- Audio Commentary with Director Gregg Araki and Actress Shailene Woodley
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Interview with Director Gregg Araki
- Interview with Actress Shailene Woodley
- AXS TV: A Look at White Bird In A Blizzard
- Theatrical Trailer
Directed by Gregg Araki, White Bird in a Blizzard stars Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, and Thomas Jane. The release will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 20, 2015.
Synopsis: Peter and Bobby Farrelly take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.
- Alternate Opening (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Deleted and Extended Scenes (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Gag Reel (Blu-ray exclusive)
- What’s so Smart about Dumb and Dumber To? (Blu-ray exclusive)
- That’s Awesome! – The Story Of Dumb And Dumber To
Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, Dumb and Dumber To stars Jim Carrey, Angela Kerecz, Kathleen Turner, Jeff Daniels, Paul Blackthorne, and Laurie Holden. The release will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on February 17, 2015.
Synopsis: Set in 1854 on the harsh Nebraska frontier, low-life drifter George Briggs is rescued by a pious, independent-minded woman named Mary Bee Cuddy. To pay back his debt, George reluctantly agrees to help Mary transport three women driven mad by the harsh frontier life across the treacherous land – where a kindly minister’s wife has offered them hospice.
- “Story to Script” featurette
- “Shooting the Film” featurette
- “19th Century Life” featurette
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman stars Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, James Spader, John Lithgow, and Meryl Streep. The release will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on February 17, 2015.
Synopsis: Based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” Rosewater tells the true story of Tehran-born Bahari (Bernal), a 42-year-old broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship living in London. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Moussavi’s supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration hours before the polls closed on election day, Bahari endured great personal risk by submitting camera footage of the unfolding street riots to the BBC. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, led by a man identifying himself only as “Rosewater,” who proceeded to torture and interrogate the journalist over the next 118 days.
- Iran’s Controversial Election
- The Story of Maziar Bahari
- Real Spies Have TV Shows
- What Happens in New Jersey…
- A Director’s Perspective
Directed by Jon Stewart, Rosewater stars Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dimitri Leonidas, Jason Jones, and Haluk Bilginer. The film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on February 10, 2015.
And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to owning?
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