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Take Home DESCENDANTS 2

The villain kids are back and the stakes are even higher in this highly anticipated sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants! Descendants 2 is already available since August 15 and it’s overflowing with action, a lot of catchy music, unforgettable choreographies and new villains.

The film stars Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, and Mitchell Hope reprising the roles of Mal, Carlos, Evie, Jay and King Ben, respectively. And the new villains are played by China Anne McClain, Thomas Doherty, Dylan Playfair, Anna Cathcart, and more.

The movie is directed by Kenny Ortega who also is one of the executive producers alongside with Wendy Japhet, Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott. Sara and Josann wrote the scritp as well.

The Descendants 2 is featuring Never-Before-Seen bonus material including Cast Secrets, Bloopers, a Deleted Song and a Free Necklace with Five Interchangeable Icons!

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The story deepens in the music-driven sequel to the global smash hit Descendants, as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains — Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as Villain Kids or VKs) — try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town.  Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.

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Vadhir Derbez on How to Be A Latin Lover DVD release

The Mexican actor Vadhir Derbez who plays young Maximo in the comedy How to Be a Latin Lover talked to us about speedos, the DVD release, Latinas, and much more. Check out the interview here:

 

Eugenio Derbez and Academy Award® nominee Salma Hayek lead an all-star cast in How to Be a Latin Lover, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand August 15 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by Pantelion, How to Be a Latin Lover is a laugh-out-loud comedy about an aging “ladies’ man” who is thrust back into real life after years of being pampered, and onto the doorstep of his estranged sister and nephew. Directed by comedy veteran Ken Marino and written by Jon Zack & Chris Spain, the film features a standout ensemble cast, including Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, Rob Corddry and Raphael Alejandro.

When aging Latin lover Maximo is suddenly dumped by the older woman he married for money, he moves in with his estranged sister Sara and her 10-year-old son, Hugo. Determined to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses Hugo to meet a rich widow—and learns that love and trust must be earned.

The home entertainment release of How to Be a Latin Lover features exclusive bonus content, including over 30 minutes of deleted and extended scenes, two behind-the-scenes featurettes and audio commentary with director Ken Marino, producer Ben Odell and editor John Daigle. The Digital HD was available since August 1.

BLU-RAY / DVD /DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • “Show Me Your Sexy! Learning How to Be a Latin Lover” Featurette
  • “A Little Help from My Friends” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ken Marino, Producer Ben Odell and Editor John Daigle

 

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Mickey and The Roadster Racers: Start Your Engines on DVD now

MRR Start Your Engines Box ArtMICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS: START YOUR ENGINES is on the way to Disney DVD this August 15th! Mickey and the Roadster Racers are back with more fast-paced adventures on wheels!

My son Ryan & I made a little video about this new DVD. Check it out!

Join your favorite characters – Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy – and their high-speed transforming Roadsters as they compete in thrilling races stretching from Hot Dog Hills to Hawaii…and all the way to London, England! You’ll meet the world’s greatest spy, zoom through the skies in a revved up hot-air balloon race, and even return the Queen’s stolen Royal Ruby! It’s all about great friendship, teamwork, a little competition and humorous high-spirited adventures! The voice cast are Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse; Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Bill Farmer as Goofy/Pluto; Daniel Ross as Donald Duck; and Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck.

The episodes are ‘Agent Double-O-Goof’, ‘It’s Wiki Wiki Time’, ‘Ye Olde Royal Heist’, ‘Abra-ka-Goof!’, ‘Guru Goofy’, ‘Going Upppppppppp!’ Bonus Episodes: ‘Goof Luck Charm’ and ‘The Haunted Hot Rod’.


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Pray For Rain – Interview with Nicholas Gonzalez

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Nicholas Gonzalez as Sheriff Nico on “Pray For Rain” (Photo by WSOR FILM GROUP)

Take home today, July 18, the drama Pray for Rain. The film follows a young New York journalist, played by Annabelle Stephenson, who returns to the idyllic Central California farming community where she was raised only to find it has been ravaged by drought and has become a place ruled by gangs, violent threats and greed. She is forced to investigate the suspicious circumstances of her father’s death even though it puts her in great danger. Her mother is played by talented actress Jane Seymour. Directed by Alex Ranavirelo. Written by Christina Moore and Gloria Musca.

Pray For Rain also stars Nicholas Gonzalez, James Morrison, Ali Afshar, Paul Rodriguez, and others. I had the pleasure to speak over the phone with Nicholas Gonzalez who plays Sheriff Nico. Let’s check it out the interview:

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What was it about this project and your character Nico that got your attention to do it?

First of all, it was at the wine country, one of our locations, it was before I’ve even read and it was shot in Central Valley. Honestly, it was the subject matter. I thought that Sheriff Nico was a very upstanding that have a voice too to predict deaths among the farmers in the Central Valley during the droughts. So, for me, it was very important to tell this story.

Do you have any similarity with Nico?

I think we share some particular traces. He is a guy who believes in justice, he is the person who cares about to

 

those around him, especially in his community and his family. So, I found a lot of places that I can agree with him. Someone who has to step up and take the initiative share where no one else is willing to. He is a farmer, someone who has to step up in a situation like that… someone like me.

How was it working with Annabelle?

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Annabelle Stephenson (Photo by WSOR FILM GROUP)

Annabelle is great! She is loving to work with and we hit it off immediately. And humor was kind of our way of making through those long shoot days. But we both wanted to be there and we were so excited to shoot together. We had great time and she is constantly professional and I’d worked with her in second again.

Any challenges during filming?

The challenges were weak the cow meadow, the flies… some of the ranches sets, the flies were just so crazy. And we had really hot days sometimes and super cold nights and days sometimes too. The weather was all over the place. But whenever you are doing a film like this, you are moving so fast and that’s the biggest challenge.

How was it working with director Alex Ranarivelo?

Alex is great! I told him after we are done working, it was like “man, if you have anything else you wanna do, just let me know.” He is enjoyed to work. He knows what he needs, he knows what it’s going to cut together, he just had an eye for things and he is really smart. He did a lot of editing on the spot, re-writing; he is on the ball. I really enjoyed working with him.

What steps do you think people can take to support our current climate issues?

I think there is always the little things that anyone can do, just like you see in hotels ‘try not do unnecessary washing of the towels, the sheets’, this kind of stuff. “Turn it off the water when you are brushing your teeth” or “take shorter showers”; people are a little prevalence with water to realize how much the precious resource is.

What do you think viewers will take from this important story about drought?

I think people will realize just how important it really was and how we are not ever clear of that possibility again, you know, just to feel everything now, people fell like we got a drain, we are back, we are not on drought again… but there are still areas on the Southern and Central Valley that the water won’t be replaced for decades to come.

Before we finish, I need to ask about The Good Doctor. How is the story about and talk a little bit about Dr. Neil, your character and your relationship with Dr. Shaun, Freddie Highmore’s character?

I played Dr. Neil Melendez and he is a brilliant head surgeon at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital where Shawn Murphy is one of my new surgical residents alongside with Antonia Thomas’ character. My relationship with Freddie’s character is that I don’t want him to be there and I don’t think he should be there.

 

 


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The Fate of the Furious is on Blu-ray & DVD

BD_F8_OCard_3D_stickerThe #1 action film in the world, The Fate of the Furious, goes full-throttle on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand today, July 11, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest exhilarating installment of the nitro-fueled blockbuster action franchise features a gripping new storyline, the most outrageous collection of vehicles yet, and an all-star cast of fan favorites and series newcomers. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the close-knit crew criss-crosses the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing world chaos — and to bring home the man who made them a family. With more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus features and an Extended Director’s Cut, The Fate of the Furious will be the crowning glory of every fan’s collection. The Digital HD is available since June 27.

Now that Dom and Letty are married, Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team seems to have found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman, played by Oscar® winner Charlize Theron, lures Dom back into the world of crime and convinces him to betray those closest to him, the crew faces new trials that will test them as never before.

The Fate of the Furious reunites Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges in a heart-stopping new adventure that also features Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell and Scott Eastwood.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:

  • The Cuban Spirit – As the first major studio motion picture to shoot in Cuba in decades, the country’s effusive spirit permeates the making of the film.
  • In the Family – In The Fate of the Furious, family ties are put to the ultimate test. Get an inside look at the family divide.
  • Car Culture – It’s time to put yourself in the driver’s seat of the supercharged vehicles showcased in The Fate of the Furious.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY and DVD:

  • All About the Stunts – Go behind the scenes to witness how The Fate of the Furious accomplished the most epic stunts in franchise history.
  • Extended Fight Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Director F. Gary Gray

 The Fate of the Furious Extended Director’s Cut

Director F. Gary Gray’s never-before-seen extended cut and the Theatrical release are available on all physical products (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD) that will include digital codes for both versions.  Also available on digital platforms.

 The Fate of the Furious is available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital HD. The 4K Ultra HD combo pack will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DIGITAL HD lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.


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Take POWER RANGERS home today

PowerRangers_DVD_3DO-CARDIt’s Morphin Time! The action-packed, coming of age feature film Saban’s Power Rangers morphs on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand today, June 27 from Lionsgate. Directed by Dean Israelite, as part of the 24-year-old global phenomenon and based on the five Rangers from the original TV series, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,”, the reimagined movie features a modern generation of Rangers including Dacre Montgomery as Jason the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler as Billy the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin as Zack the Black Ranger, and Becky G. as Trini the Yellow Ranger, as they attempt to stop the evil and unpredictable Rita Repulsa, played by Elizabeth Banks, from destroying their city…and ultimately the world. Bryan Cranston as Zordon, and Bill Hader as Alpha 5 train the Rangers to morph and master their powers as a united team. The Digital HD is available since June 13.

The epic adventure, Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, the unlikely group of teenage heroes are the only ones who can save the planet but first, they have to band together in order to harness their super powers and become Power Rangers.

The Saban’s Power Rangers 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD releases feature never-before-heard audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins, as well as a nine-part documentary featuring commentary from the actors and filmmakers including Power Rangers Creator, Haim Saban which looks behind the scenes of the film at the casting, training, special effects, and creation of Saban’s Power Rangers, with deleted/alternate/extended scenes and outtakes. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (HDR), making it the first title from Lionsgate to feature both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos®. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Together with the captivating sound of Dolby Atmos, consumers will experience both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound technology for a fully immersive entertainment experience.

The Saban’s Power Rangers DVD will include exclusive audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins, and deleted/alternate/extended scenes and outtakes.

Story by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney. Screenplay by John Gatins.

4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Dean Israelite and Writer John Gatins
  • “The Power of the Present” Documentary
    • “Rangers Then to Now”
    • “Building the Team”
    • “Beyond the Rangers”
    • “Suiting Up”
    • “Rangers, Welcome to Training”
    • “Rangers in the Wild”
    • “It’s Morphin Time”
    • “Power Ballad: Music and Sound”
    • “This is Your Destiny”
  • Deleted/Alternate/Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer with Audio Commentary by Director Dean Israelite

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Dean Israelite and Writer John Gatins
  • Deleted/Alternate/Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes

 


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Take home John Wick: Chapter 2

JW2_3D_RGB_4KUltraOCrd_Skew_NEWYou can’t take Keanu Reeves home today, but you can take John Wick: Chapter 2!!! The highly anticipated, hard-hitting second installment in the thrilling John Wick saga, shoots its way and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand on June 13 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company. Keanu Reeves returns with director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad in this globe-trotting, action-packed thriller. Reeves stars alongside an all-star cast including Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Common, Peter Stormare, and, reuniting with Reeves for the first time since The Matrix films, Laurence Fishburne. The Digital HD is available since May 23.

Legendary hit man John Wick is forced out of retirement again by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD releases feature over three hours of extensive bonus material including feature-length audio commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski, three deleted scenes, nine featurettes, the official John Wick “Kill Count” video, and the Dog Wick short. Featurettes include “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick,” featuring the cast discussing the success of the first film; “Training John Wick,” showing Keanu Reeves and Common training with guns, cars, and hand-to-hand combat; “Wick-vizzed,” which looks at the blueprint “pre-viz” of John Wick’s action beats; “As Above, so Below: The Underworld of John Wick,” exploring the assassin’s underworld in the movie; “Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership,” delving into the long-standing relationship between Keanu Reeves and one-time stunt coordinator – and now director – Chad Stahelski; “Car Fu Ridealong,” where fans can experience a true ride-along with Keanu Reeves and the stunt driver; “Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene,” breaking down one of the fight sequences from concept to screen; and “Wick’s Toolbox,” looking into John Wick’s bag of tricks. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions will also feature Dolby Atmos audio remixed specifically for the home-theater environment, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” Featurette
  • ‘Training John Wick” Featurette
  • “WICK-vizzed” Featurette
  • “Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership” Featurette
  • “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick” Featurette
  • “Car Fu Ridealong” Featurette
  • “Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene” Featurette
  • “Wick’s Toolbox” Featurette
  • “Kill Count” Featurette
  • Dog Wick Short
  • Audio Commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” Featurette
  • “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick” Featurette