What's New on Digital, DVD/Blu-ray, TV, & Netflix This Week: September 24-30
New Video on Demand, Streaming, and Digital
"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"
Yes, The Drac Pack is back! The third movie in the animated family franchise was a hit, and it'll cruise your way on digital platforms September 25. The Blu-ray/DVD discs will be available October 9. The release comes with more than an hour of extras, including two mini movies; three "All-New Scary-Oke Sing Alongs"; a monster dance party dance along to "I See Love" by Joe Jonas featuring Jonas Blue; and a lot more.
Check out this exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Jim Gaffigan talking about his role as Van Helsing:
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest action movie arrives on Digital/Movies Anywhere September 25, then on Blu-ray/DVD/On Demand October 9. Extras include deleted and extended scenes; commentary by director Rawson Marshall Thurber; and several behind-the-scenes featurettes with the cast.
"King Lear" (Amazon Prime Original Series)
This Prime Original series -- available September 28th -- sets the classic Shakespeare tragedy in a fictional present time, following King Lear’s gradual descent into madness. The A+-list talent is led by Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Emily Watson, Florence Pugh, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Eccleston, and Tobias Menzies.
TV Worth WatchingABC/Eric McCandless
Like pumpkin lattes -- and jokes about pumpkin latte jokes -- Fall TV season has officially arrived! Here's a breakdown of what to expect, in terms of new and returning shows starting fresh seasons this week:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"The Good Doctor"
"NCIS: New Orleans"
"This Is Us"
"The Good Place"
"How To Get Away With Murder"
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
"The Cool Kids"
"Last Man Standing"
"Saturday Night Live"
"God Friended Me"
"NCIS: Los Angeles"
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Solo: A Star Wars Story"Lucasfilm
Never tell him the odds! Han Solo's "Solo" Star Wars story arrives on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand this Tuesday, September 25. Extras include several deleted scenes; a cast roundtable with director Ron Howard; a featurettes on Chewie; two featurettes on The Millenium Falcon; plus featurettes on The Kessel Run, L3-37, and more.
John Travolta, stars in this biopic on the life of crime boss John Gotti. Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Chris Mulkey, and Kelly Preston, co-star in the film, which was directed by Kevin Connolly. "Gotti" arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital September 25.
"Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich"
This latest horror film in the "Puppet Master" franchise arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo on Sept. 25. Recently divorced Edgar (Thomas Lennon) returns to his childhood home where he finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room. He decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose from there.
"Skylanders Academy" Season 3 (Netflix Original)
Are you (or your kids) ready to return to Skylander Academy? Season 3 of the popular animated series starts streaming on Netflix this Friday, September 28. Here's the scoop on Season 3:
"All is not right at Skylanders Academy. After being turned evil at the hands of uber-villain STRYKORE, Spyro returns as an undercover agent, set on finding an ancient artifact hidden at the Academy that will help his new dark master take over the Skylands! With Kaos out on his own quest to spread evil as a dastardly pirate captain, it will take all of the Skylanders uniting together -- along with some new characters and alliances -- to help Spyro remember the true hero he really is if they have any hope of stopping Strykore and restoring peace to the realm."
Check out this exclusive clip from the new season, as Hugo arrives just in time to rescue the Skylanders from fire vipers:
"Hold the Dark" (Netflix Film)
This looks pretty intense. Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale, Riley Keough, Julian Black Antelope, James Bloor, Jonathan Whitesell, and Macon Blair star in this "gripping psychological thriller" premiering September 28 on Netflix. The story "unfolds in the treacherous Alaskan wilderness when a retired wolf expert is summoned to investigate a child’s disappearance." Here's the trailer.
"Norsemen" Season 2 (Netflix Original)
This Norwegian comedy TV series following a group of Vikings in the year 790 premieres its second season on September 26. Give it a shot! Or a viking funeral!
"Disney's A Wrinkle in Time"
"Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"
Get this double-dose of Disney films starting September 25. Don't forget: Disney is going to stop sending branded content (Disney, Pixar, Avengers movies, Star Wars movies, etc.) to Netflix starting next year to make way for its own streaming service.
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