Hello TNM readers and welcome to the TNM Home Media News Recap for 04/30/18. We are going to be trying a new format so you, our reader, will be informed of what is going on in the world of Blu-ray and Home Media News. We’ll also at times include some indie gaming items that we love and the big guys might miss. This will also be a way to support our partners and let you stay abreast of what they have coming out. Just click on the links and it will scroll to the news you want to see.
TNM Home Media News Recap for 04/30/18
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Acrimony (2018) – Taraji P. Henson absolutely slays in Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, arriving on Digital June 12 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 26 from Lionsgate. Written, directed, and produced by the multi-talented Tyler Perry (Boo! A Madea Halloween, I Can Do Bad All by Myself), Acrimony reunites Perry and Henson for the first time in nine years in this suspenseful thriller about a woman who takes revenge on her unfaithful husband. Starring in the film are Oscar® nominee Taraji P. Henson (Best Supporting Actress, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008), Lyriq Bent (TV’s “The Book of Negroes,” Saw IV), and Crystle Stewart (TV’s “For Better or Worse” and “Too Close to Home”), along with newcomers Ajiona Alexus and Antonio Madison.
In Tyler Perry’s sexy and electrifying thriller, a faithful wife (Henson) is driven over the edge when it becomes clear she has been betrayed by her devious husband.
The Tyler Perry’s Acrimony home entertainment release includes the never-before-seen “Unleashing Acrimony” featurette, which includes an exclusive interview with Tyler himself on what inspired him to write the film, a personal favorite of his to date. The Tyler Perry’s Acrimony Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
- “Unleashing Acrimony” Featurette
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
- English Descriptive Audio
- English SDH
I Can Only Imagine (2018) – Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when I Can Only Imagine arrives on Digital June 5 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 12 from Lionsgate. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe’s iconic, history-making song “I Can Only Imagine.” Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (West End Production’s The Book of Mormon) and Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (2011, Best Actor – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show, Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped).
Dennis Quaid and Trace Adkins star in this inspiring true story behind MercyMe’s beloved hit song. Running from a troubled home life and a broken relationship, Bart Millard (Finley) found escape in music. Hitting the road in a decrepit tour bus, Bart and his band MercyMe set out on an amazing journey none of them could have ever imagined, in this uplifting, music-filled movie that beautifully illustrates the power of forgiveness and God’s love.
The home entertainment release of I Can Only Imagine features over 3 hours of extras including 7 deleted scenes, 7 in-depth featurettes, an audio commentary, and more! Perfect for the entire family, the I Can Only Imagine Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
BLU-RAY / DVD /DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
- Seven Deleted Scenes
- “MercyMe: The Early Days” Featurette
- “Imagine Forgiveness with Bart Millard” Featurette
- “Casting I Can Only Imagine” Featurette
- “The Power of the Song” Featurette
- “Creating Imagine” Featurette
- “The Music of Imagine” Featurette
- Dennis Quaid: “On My Way to Heaven” Featurette
- Audio Commentary
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- English SDH
The Unborn (1991) – We’re giving “birth” to another retro horror cult classic this Summer as 1991’s THE UNBORN will be making its Blu-ray format debut on August 14th!
A young wife (Brooke Adams, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers) suspects that a mysterious doctor (James Karen, The Return Of The Living Dead, Poltergeist) has inseminated her with mutated sperm in an attempt to create a super-human fetus. Unfortunately, there are extreme side-effects. In the vein of It’s Alive and Rosemary’s Baby, this terrifying chiller also features early film roles in the careers of Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Griffin. From Director Rodman Flender (Idle Hands).
Extras are in progress and will be announced at a later date.
The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection – Vol. 2 – In this collection of twenty animated theatrical shorts, the Pink Panther firmly hits his stride, the character’s persona first established and refined in his previous twenty films. The Pink Panther of 1966-1968 is just reaching his prime, one blithe cat maintaining his cool in the face of an uptight society, often personified by the stress-wracked “Little Man.” Here, as always, are pop-culture parodies (the still-timely superhero spoof Super Pink), satires of ’60s counterculture (Psychedelic Pink), and flirtations with outright surrealism (The Hand Is Pinker Than the Eye, Pink Outs). With production supervised by animation legend Friz Freleng, and direction largely handled by the Panther’s original graphic designer Hawley Pratt, these shorts blend classic cartoon slapstick with a more modern sensibility that make them favorites with audiences of all ages.
- 20 shorts in chronological order (21-40) – All with original audio (no laugh tracks)
- Audio commentaries for selected films by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, cartoon writer William Hohauser, and veteran DePatie-Freleng storymen Tony Benedict and Art Leonardi
- Pink Outs (TV Version)
- From Page to Screen – In the Pink (5:26)
- From Page to Screen – The Pink Blueprint (6:22)
- Reversible Blu-ray art
Tomb Raider (2018) – Roar Uthaug’s action film Tomb Raider (2018), starring : Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Dominic West, and Hannah John-Kamen. The three releases will be available for purchase on June 12.
The 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack features an 4K Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the theatrical version and a Digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.
The 4K Blu-ray disc of “Tomb Raider” will feature Dolby Vision HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.
Also, the 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D discs of “Tomb Raider” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
- Tomb Raider: Uncovered – The cast and crew reveal the challenges – and the fun – of bringing Lara Croft’s thrilling adventures of life for a new generation.
- Croft Training – Enter the gym with Award winning actress Alicia Vikander as she prepares for the most physically demanding role of her career and transforms into the iconic action hero Lara Croft.
- Breaking Down the Rapids – Join Director Roar Uthaug as he and other members of the cast and crew break down the film’s most exciting action set piece.
- Lara Croft: Evolution of an Icon – Explore the revolutionary TOMB RAIDER saga from video games to movies, and discover how Lara Croft became one of the most popular and successful female characters of all time.