New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
When you're not busy Force FaceTiming with your hot frienemesis, check out "The Last Jedi" on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, and On Demand this Tuesday, March 27. Episode VIII is the first "Star Wars" movie to be released on 4K Ultra HD, but it won't be the last. Bonus features include 14 deleted scenes, commentary, and more. Here's the full list of extras:
• The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it's like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
• Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
• Scene Breakdowns
Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie's malevolent master villain.
Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie's final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
• Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis' riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
• Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
• Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
"Last Men in Aleppo"
This Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature will be released on DVD March 27:
"The year is 2015. Syria's brutal civil war has been ravaging the country since the government responded with force to civil protests during the Arab Spring in 2011. Regime, Kurdish, ISIS and REBEL forces all occupy various parts of the city of Aleppo in northwestern Syria. A volunteer group called the White Helmets provides emergency services to traumatized residents in the rebel-occupied areas of the city. A crucial part of their efforts is rescuing survivors: After air attacks reduce buildings to rubble, the men of the White Helmets dig through the debris and pull survivors to safety. They are nothing short of heroes."
"The Americans" Season 5
One of the best TV series of all time -- don't argue -- comes to an end with Season 6, starting March 28 on FX. The day before the final season starts, the penultimate season will arrive on DVD. The four-disc DVD set for Season 5 is available March 27. Extras include deleted scenes and a gag reel.
"Love, Lies & Records" (Acorn TV)
This heartwarming Acorn TV drama set in a British register office makes its DVD debut on March 27. Ashley Jensen ("Catastrophe," "Ugly Betty," "Extras") stars as Senior Registrar Kate Dickenson, who juggles a hectic personal life with grumpy teenagers and longtime partner Rob (Adrian Bower), while dealing with the emotional toll the job has on her. "After a big promotion, jealous colleague Judy (Rebecca Front) threatens to reveal an indiscretion Kate had with her handsome coworker Rick (Kenny Doughty) that could throw Kate's job and family life into jeopardy."
This week marks the start of a new month, and you know what that means: A ton of new titles are coming to Netflix as of April 1, and a bunch of others will be leaving. April starts this coming Sunday -- aka April Fool's Day, aka Easter -- but you don't have to wait until then to stream some great options.
"A Series of Unfortunate Events" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Look awaaaaay ... at least until Friday, when Season 2 hits Netflix. Then look very closely because this series is worth it. The 10-episode second season premieres March 30. New faces this year include Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch, Roger Bart, and Allison Williams."The Titan" (Netflix Original)
Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson and Nathalie Emmanuel star in this ambitious Netflix original sci-fi thriller streaming this Friday, March 30:
"Happy Anniversary" (Netflix Original)
"In the near future, a military family uproot their lives so they can participate in a ground-breaking experiment to accelerate man's genetic evolution. The goal? To relocate humanity to another planet and avoid extinction."
"Love is the best, until it's not." Noël Wells and Ben Schwartz star as a couple at a crossroads on their three-year anniversary. The comedy starts streaming March 30."Rapture" Season 1 (Netflix Original)
"From Nas to Rapsody, Logic to TI. Hip hop has a story to tell. Now is the time." Netflix excels at documentaries, so check out this eight-part docu-series starting March 30.And, just for kicks, here are the titles Netflix is adding on April 1 alone:
- "A Sort of Family" (2017)
- "Along Came Polly" (2004)
- "Bad Boys" (1995)
- "Battlefield Earth" (2000)
- "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure" (2011)
- "Big Time" (2017)
- "Body of Lies" (2008)
- "Cabin Fever" (2002)
- "Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever" (2009)
- "Cats & Dogs" (2001)
- "Cold Mountain" (2003)
- "Dare to Be Wild" (2015)
- "Deep Blue Sea" (1999)
- "Fish People" (2001)
- "Friday Night Lights" (2004)
- "Jackass 2.5" (2007)
- "Life Is Beautiful" (1997)
- "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" (2003)
- "Mortal Kombat" (1995)
- "Nancy Drew" (2007)
- "Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" (2006)
- "Scarface" (1983
- "Seven" (1995)
- "Sin City" (2005)
- "Speed Racer" (2008)
- "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003)
- "The Duchess" (2008)
- "The Family Man" (2000)
- "The Flintstones" (1994)
- "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" (2000)
- "The Iron Giant" (1999)
- "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale" (Netflix Original)
- "The Lost Boys" (1987)
- "Queen of the Damned" (2002)
- "The Spy Next Door" (2010)
- "Wakfu: Season 3 (Netflix Original)
TV Worth Watching
"Roseanne" Season 10 (Tuesday on ABC at 8 p.m.)She's baaaaaack! Roseanne, un-dead Dan, and the rest of the Conners -- including both Beckys -- return for the two-hour premiere of Season 10. Here's what's coming in episodes "Twenty Years to Life" and "Dress to Impress":
"Roseanne and Dan adjust to living under the same roof with Darlene and her two children; Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make extra money; Darlene's son is bullied at school; Becky invites Andrea over to meet the family."
It's a big week for ABC, which is also debuting the new series "Splitting Up Together" and "Alex, Inc."
"The Terror" (Monday on AMC at 9 p.m.)
AMC's new historical suspense drama series is based on the true story of the British Royal Navy's perilous attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. The fantastic cast includes Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, and Ciarán Hinds. Here's the scoop on Monday's two-hour premiere episodes, "Go for Broke," and "Gore":
"An accident at sea cripples a Royal Navy expedition 200 miles from finding the Northwest Passage, forcing its captains to make a dire choice."
"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" (Sunday on NBC at 8 p.m.)
It's Easter week! So gather your family on Easter Sunday for this three-hour live concert event, starring John Legend, Alice Cooper and Sara Bareilles. The story is set during the final week of Jesus' life, as told from the perspective of infamous betrayer Judas Iscariot. At the very least, follow along on Twitter, because the commentary will be half the fun.
"Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina" (Sunday on USA at 6 p.m.)
Before watching the "Jesus Christ Superstar" concert, consider checking out this dog show co-hosted by David Frei and actor John O'Hurley. If you miss it, USA will air an encore on Monday, April 2 at 9 a.m., and NBC will air an encore on Sunday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
"Siren" Season 1 (Thursday on Freeform at 8 p.m.)
Mermaid legends come to life in Freeform's new thriller series, which premieres with a two-hour special on March 29. Here's the synopsis for the pilot episode:
"The coastal town of Bristol Cove, once known for being home to mermaids, is turned upside down with the arrival of a mysterious girl."
Episode 2, "The Lure," will follow it:
"Ben (Alex Roe) and crew of The North Star uncover a device emitting a strange sound; Ryn (Eline Powell) finds shelter in the home of the local folklore expert."
New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital
"All I Wish"
Sharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen, Ellen Burstyn, Gilles Marini star in this romantic comedy arriving in theaters, On Demand, and on digital this Friday, March 30.
"An aspiring fashion designer struggles to find success and love until unexpectedly meeting her match on her birthday."
Paul Thomas Anderson directed Daniel Day-Lewis in (reportedly) his final role in "Phantom Thread," which was nominated for six Academy Awards. The drama will be available on digital Tuesday, March 27, and then on Blu-ray/DVD on April 10. Extras include camera tests with commentary by PTA; deleted scenes; the House of Woodcock Fashion Show, and behind-the-scenes photographs from the film by Michael Bauman with demo versions of Jonny Greenwood's score.
"All the Money in the World"
Director Ridley Scott's unexpectedly controversial movie about the 1973 Getty kidnapping will be available on Digital March 27, then Blu-ray/DVD on April 10. The Oscar-nominated thriller comes with eight deleted scenes; plus three featurettes on the real-life events and an inside look at the production, including the "unprecedented recasting of the character J. Paul Getty a little over a month before the film's theatrical release." Christopher Plummer went on to earn an Oscar nomination for that recast role.
"The Dangerous Book for Boys" (Prime Original)
Inspired by the best-selling book, this Amazon original series shares the heartwarming story of a family overcoming loss with the help of a book filled with life lessons that was handed down from a father to his three boys. The series will be available on Prime starting Friday, March 30.
Toni Collette and Matthew Goode star in this comedy about the power of nurture of nature, opening in theaters and On Demand March 30.
"Two respected scientists quit their jobs at a prestigious university and tackle their biggest experiment to date -- parenthood! Raising three children against their genetic predispositions, they seek to prove that everyone has the same potential to become anything they choose. The big question being, are we born as we are, or can we blame our parents for who we become?"
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