What’s New on Digital, DVD/Blu-ray, TV, & Netflix This Week: July 22-28
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
'Hellboy' (July 23)
Neil Marshall's new take on the beloved comics character stars David Harbour of "Stranger Things" as the rough-around-the-edges half-demon. Chock-full of violence, gore, and F-bombs, the movie traces Hellboy's origin story and touches on his training by adoptive father Trevor Bruttenholm (Ian McShane). Now all grown up (and with a mouth to prove it) Hellboy and his giant, smashing arm join the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense to defeat the medieval sorceress Nimue the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich).
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 23 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus content includes deleted scenes and a three-part making-of documentary. Watch an exclusive clip from the Blu-ray below:
'Missing Link' (July 23)
The newest offering from LAIKA (the animation studio behind "Coraline" and "The Boxtrolls") is back with this animated delight, which follows a Bigfoot-type creature named Mr. Link (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) who recruits a fearless explorer (Hugh Jackman) to help him find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), they encounter their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 23 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus content includes making-of featurettes. Watch an exclusive clip from the Blu-ray below:
'Alita: Battle Angel' (July 23)
Based on the Japanese manga series, this cyberpunk adventure centers on an amnesiac cyborg girl wakens in a new body with no memory of who she is. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, the compassionate doctor Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
The movie arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 23 (and is already available on Digital HD). Bonus content includes making-of featurettes.
'1984' (July 23): The film adaptation of George Orwell's classic story of totalitarian oppression gets a new 4K restoration from Criterion, overseen by cinematographer Roger Deakins, whose desaturated style of shooting matched the grim production design. Michael Radford's take on "1984" presents a chilling dystopian society that is still recognizable today.
'Do the Right Thing' (July 23): Spike Lee's seminal 1989 masterpiece chronicles the racial tensions boiling within a Brooklyn neighborhood on a single day. Long considered one of the most important films in American cinema, it gets a new 4K restoration from Criterion.
NEW VIDEO ON DIGITAL, DEMAND, AND STREAMING
'Tolkien' (July 23)
The iconic author of "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" is the subject of this biopic, which mixes adventure, magic, love, courage, and fellowship. Nicholas Hoult stars as the young writer in his formative years who finds friendship and artistic inspiration in a close-knit group of friends at college. But their "fellowship" is torn apart when they're all sent to fight in World War I. Available on Digital HD July 23.
'The Boys' (July 26)
Amazon's new subversive superhero series is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes — who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods — abuse their powers rather than use them for good. A group of vigilantes known as The Boys work to take down the corrupt heroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
'Veronica Mars' (July 26)
Hulu revives the beloved series for a fourth season, which brings back Kristen Bell as the snarky, clever titular private investigator. In the eight-episode season, a series of bombs are set off in Neptune during spring break and Veronica is hired by the family of one of the victims. The crime-solving, taser-wielding sleuth is pulled into a mystery that pits the enclave's wealthy elites against the working class.
NEW ON NETFLIX
'Another Life' (July 25)
"Battlestar Galactica" alum Katee Sackoff returns to space in this sci-fi series. She plays Niko Breckenridge, who embarks on an interstellar mission to find the origin of a massive alien artifact after it lands on Earth. Meanwhile, her husband ("Shameless" alum Justin Chatwin) stays home to investigate it.
'Orange Is the New Black' (July 26)
The seventh and final season of the dramedy sees many changes coming to the lives of the inmates of the former Litchfield prison. The newly free Piper is navigating the outside world, while her newlywed wife Alex (Laura Prepon) still has four years left on her sentence. Meanwhile, Taystee (Danielle Brooks) returns to Max to face life in prison for a murder she didn't commit.
For more, see what else is new on Netflix in July 2019.
TV WORTH WATCHING
'Pennyworth' Series Premiere, Epix (July 28, 9 p.m.)
The Batman-adjacent series centers on a younger version of Alfred Pennyworth, who later becomes butler to Bruce Wayne. In 1960s London, Alfred (Jack Bannon) is a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge).