Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Whiplash, The Babadook, and More

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We’ve got another full week of home video release announcements to share with you Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD. While we provide you with a list of releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon looks at all of the pre-order announcements. For the week of January 31, 2015, Whiplash, The Babadook, and more have been given release dates. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features they’ll have after the break.

Whiplash 2014 Movie Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Synopsis: Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. (Watch the trailer)

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons
  • An Evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle
  • Timekeepers – Famous drummers discuss their craft and passion for drumming (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Whiplash Original Short Film with Optional Commentary (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Deleted Scene with Optional Commentary (Blu-ray exclusive)

Directed by Damien Chazelle, Whiplash stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Nate Lang, and Austin Stowell. This release will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on February 24, 2015. (Read my review)

The Babadook Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Synopsis: Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel, a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about.

Special features:

  • Director-Approved Limited Run “Pop-up Book” slipcover packaging (Note:The wrap itself inside will be the art reflected on the standard Blu-ray edition) (Special Edition Blu-ray Only)
  • Director Jennifer Kent’s short film MONSTER (Special Edition Blu-ray Only)
  • Deleted Scenes (Special Edition Blu-ray Only)
  • Cast and Crew interviews and a look behind-the-scenes of the making of the film:
    • Creating The Book with illustrator Alex Juhasz
    • A Tour of the House Set
    • The Stunts: Jumping the stairs
    • Special Effects: The Stabbing
  • Theatrical Trailers

Directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook stars Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, and Daniel Henshall. This release will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 14, 2015.

Exodus Gods and Kings Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Synopsis: The story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state-of-the-art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Watch the trailer)

Special features:

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott and Co-Screenwriter Jeffrey Caine
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings in High Definition (Blu-ray Only)
  • The Exodus Historical Guide, a Feature length Trivia Track (Blu-ray Only)
  • Keepers of the Covenant Documentary including 14 Enhancement Pods (Blu-ray Only)
  • The Lawgiver’s Legacy: Moses Throughout History (Blu-ray Only)
  • The Gods and Kings Archive (Blu-ray Only)
  • Promotional Featurettes including the HBO First Look (Blu-ray Only)
  • 11 Galleries (Blu-ray Only)

Directed by Ridley Scott, Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Valverde, Indira Varma, Golshifteh Farahani, and Hiam Abbass. This release will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 17, 2015.

Foxcatcher Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Synopsis: Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave, a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.

Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • All-New Featurette: “The Story of Foxcatcher”

Directed by Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher stars Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo. This release will be available to purchase on Blu-ray and DVD on March 3, 2015.

 

Longmire Blu-Ray Box Cover Art

Synopsis: Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is back in the saddle for a third thrilling season. After winning his heated re-election as Absaroka County sheriff vs. his ambitious deputy Branch Connally, Walt now faces a stampede of problems both personal and professional. Last season, Walt and his deputies each braved a storm and did it nobly. But for every storm, there is an aftermath.

Special Features:

  • “The Ghost in the Storm” featurette – the documentary will focus upon the density of material that is viewed through the simplest of human emotions regarding obsession. Once the ghosts are vanquished, where do the characters go from here? Have they truly survived trauma and picked up their proverbial “pieces”? Is the end of obsession, the end of purpose over their lives, or is Season Three the re-birth?

Created by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin, Longmire stars Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, and Bailey Chase. This three-disc set will be available on March 3, 2015.

Teen Titans Go DVD Box Cover Art

Synopsis: In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It’s a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.

Special features have not been listed but you can expect over four hours of bonus content.

Created by Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath, Teen Titans Go! stars the voices of Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, and Greg Cipes. This two-disc set will be available to own on DVD on April 15, 2015.

Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces  DVD Box Cover Art

Synopsis: From the brilliant minds of maestro Carl Stalling and animation legends including Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones, comes 18 musical treasures. Join the likes of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Porky Pig in classics including Corny Concerto, What’s Opera, Doc? and Rabbit of Seville. Dive deeper into the vaults with gems like Three Little Bops, I Love to Singa and Rhapsody in Rivets. Let’s go to the symphony with this must-own collection of Musical Masterpieces!

 

Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces will be available on DVD on May 26, 2016.

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. Click the button below to see what else will be available soon:

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