"Book Club," "Sharknado," "Avengers: Infinity War," "Disenchantment"

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At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Avengers: Infinity War"
Assemble all hype for the release of "Avengers 3" on Blu-ray, with more than two hours of behind-the-scenes bonus features. The Multi-Screen Edition includes a Blu-ray and a Digital copy of the film. The swanky 4K Cinematic Universe Edition includes a 4K Ultra HD disc, a Blu-ray, and a Digital copy. Marvel is also releasing "The Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on 4K Ultra HD disc August 14.

Here are all of the Blu-ray bonus features:
Strange Alchemy (5:08)– Share the thrill of characters from across the MCU meeting for the first time—and discover why some were teamed up together.
The Mad Titan (6:34) – Explore the MCU’s biggest, baddest villain, his trail of influence through the stories, and the existential threat he represents.
Beyond the Battle: Titan (9:36) – Dive into the climactic struggle on Thanos’ ruined world, including the epic stunts and VFX, to uncover the source of its power.
Beyond the Battle: Wakanda (10:58) – Go behind the scenes to find out how the filmmakers pulled off the most massive and challenging battle Marvel had ever attempted.

Deleted and Extended Scenes (10:07)
Happy Knows Best (1:23) – Tony and Pepper spar over the details of their upcoming wedding—until a hassled Happy Hogan pulls up with an urgent request.
Hunt for the Mind Stone (1:24) – On a darkened street, Wanda Maximoff and the wounded Vision attempt to hide from Thanos’ brutal allies.
The Guardians Get Their Groove Back (3:20) – As Peter Quill and Drax quarrel over their failed mission to Knowhere, Mantis interrupts with news.
A Father’s Choice (4:00) – Thanos confronts Gamora with a vision from her past—and with lying to him about the Soul Stone.
Gag Reel (2:05)– Watch your favorite Super Heroes make super gaffes in this lighthearted collection of on-set antics.
Audio Commentary (approx. 149 min.) by Anthony and Joe Russo, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

"Bad Samaritan"
A burglar stumbles upon a woman being held captive by a serial killer in this thriller starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD August 14. Carlito OliveroKerry Condon, and Jacqueline Byers co-star in the film, which was directed by Dean Devlin, and comes with three deleted scenes.

Check out this exclusive deleted scene (warning, f-bombs ahead):



"Affairs of State"
This political thriller is already out On Demand, but it arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital August 14. In his quest for power, D.C. aide Michael Lawson (David Corenswet) will do anything to take part in Senator Baines’s (David James Elliott) White House campaign, including blackmailing Baines’s shady advisor (Adrian Grenier) and sleeping with the candidate’s wife (Mimi Rogers). But when he gets involved with the senator’s daughter, Lawson (Grace Victoria Cox,) learns his dangerous game could have a deadly payoff. Thora Birch also stars in the film, which comes with director’s commentary by Eric Bross, plus deleted scenes, and a trailer gallery.

Check out this exclusive clip from the movie:



New Video on Demand, Streaming, and Digital

"Book Club"ParamountBook Club

Diane KeatonJane FondaCandice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen star as four lifelong friends whose lives are turned upside-down when their book club tackles "Fifty Shades of Grey." The comedy -- co-starring Craig T. NelsonRichard DreyfussAlicia Silverstone, and Katie Aselton -- arrives on Digital August 14, and Blu-ray/DVD August 28. The Blu-ray comes with deleted and extended scenes, interviews with filmmakers and the cast, and behind-the-scenes footage from set.

"Five Days: The Train" (Acorn TV)
Suranne Jones and David Morrissey star in this five-part BBC thriller, which will be available for Acorn TV streaming on Monday, August 13. The series follows several intersecting lives on five non-consecutive days after a baby is found abandoned in a hospital toilet and a young Muslim commits suicide by jumping in front of a train.

"All or Nothing: Manchester City" (Amazon Prime Original Series)
All right, football/soccer fans, this one is for you. This Prime Original series follows Manchester City’s record-breaking 2017/18 season, from the world-leading training facilities, to interviews with manager Pep Guardiola and executive meetings. The eight-part series premieres worldwide Friday, August 17. Watch the trailer.

"King Cohen"
The true story of writer, producer, director, creator, and all-around maverick Larry Cohen arrives via VOD August 14. Winner of the 2017 Fantasia Fest Best Documentary Feature Audience Award, "King Cohen" currently has a 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is really, really, ridiculously good. The doc features interviews with everyone from Martin Scorsese, J.J Abrams, and John Landis to Cohen himself.

"Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich"
This horror film will be available on VOD and Digital HD this Friday, August 17. "When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet, he decides to sell the doll at a convention. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time." Honestly this movie is totally outrageous and not for the faint of heart. You've been warned. Michael ParéUdo KierBarbara CramptonThomas LennonJenny PellicerNelson FranklinCharlyne Yi, and Matthias Hues star.

New on Netflix

"To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before" (Netflix Film)To All the Boys I've Loved BeforeNetflix

This teen romantic comedy, based on the novel, by Jenny Han arrives August 17. "When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Laura Jean (Lana Condor) finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down." Total nightmare! Watch the trailer.

"Disenchantment" (Netflix Original)
Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama," launches his new animated series this Friday, Aug. 17. "'Disenchantment' takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young Princess Bean (voiced by Abbi Jacobson), her feisty elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Eric Andre). Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools." Check out the trailer.

"Magic for Humans" (Netflix Original)
"From baffling people on the street to orchestrating elaborate tricks, Justin Willman blends good-natured magic with grown-up laughs." Check out the reality series starting August 17.

"Pinky Malinky" (Netflix Original)
This new kids show -- aimed for ages 5-7 -- arrives August 17. "Pinky Malinky sees the bright side of everything, including being born a hot dog. With his BFFs in tow, this little wiener takes a bite out of life."

"Spirit Riding Free" Season 6 (Netflix Original)
Lucky and Spirit return for more adventures as DreamWorks' kids show returns August 17.

"Stay Here" (Netflix Original)
Another binge-worthy home makeover reality show is coming August 17: "Designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer show property owners how to turn their short-term rentals into moneymaking showstoppers."

"The Investigator: A British Crime Story" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
This crime documentary series -- sometimes called "Britain's answer to Making a Murderer" -- returns with Season 2 on August 19. Yes, Sunday, not the usual Friday drop. In Season 2, the series "sheds new light on the decades-old case of Carole Packman, whose husband was convicted of her murder, even though her body was never found."

TV Worth Watching

"Sharknado 6" (Sunday on Syfy at 8 p.m.)Sharknado 6Syfy

The so-bad-it's-good franchise is coming to a sharktastic end this week. "Sharknado 6" -- aka "The Last Sharknado: It's About Time" -- airs August 19, starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Vivica A. Fox, and Judah Friedlander. In the final installment of the series, "Fin will travel back in time in a Sharknado-turned-time-machine to resurrect his family by stopping the first sharknado that started it all. In his quest, Fin will fight dinosaurs, knights, cowboys, and, of course, sharks. This time, it's not a question of how to stop the sharknados - it's when!" Tweet along with your fellow viewers for maximum enjoyment.

"Frontline: Our Man in Tehran" (Monday and Tuesday on PBS at 9 p.m.)
This two-night documentary special -- airing Monday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 14 -- offers a surprising glimpse inside life in Iran. With humor and curiosity, New York Times correspondent Thomas Erdbrin shares a rare journey into a private Iran often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders.

"Shades of Blue" (Sunday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
This is it. Jennifer Lopez's crime drama "Shades of Blue" airs its series finale August 19. Season 3, Episode 10 is called "By Virtue Fall": "Harlee (Jennifer Lopez) faces a police commission as Wozniak (Ray Liotta) and the crew scramble to help her from the outside."

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