This Week in Home Video

This Week in Home Video (Tuesday October 17th)

If you are unsure about this week’s DVD, Blu-Ray, or digital releases, maybe my site’s reviews can help.

DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital, and VOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Features

  • The Spidey Study Guide: A pop-up trivia track that offers “insight on the movie’s relationship with the comics, and to reveal hidden references that even a seasoned Spidey-fan may have missed!”
  • Gag Reel (1080p, 2:17).
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes (1080p, 16:17 total runtime): A Film By Peter Parker (Director’s Cut)CafeteriaReturn from ATMTriskelion CleanupAnxious TomomesAaron Still StuckGo It AloneHappy Calls His MomMidtown Final Segment, and Mr. Harrington Lessons in Love.
  • A Tangled Web (1080p, 6:11): A look at bringing Spider-Man into the MCU, Peter Parker’s place amongst the characters, the greater depth he provides in the universe, multi-studio collaboration, and more.
  • Searching for Spider-Man (1080p, 8:04): How Peter Parker’s age and place in life differentiate him from other heroes. It also looks at casting Tom Holland in the lead role and the qualities he brings to the character and the MCU.
  • Spidey Stunts (1080p, 5:48): Holland’s background in dance and gymnastics aid him in shaping the character and working through stunt work while making several of the film’s key action scenes.
  • Aftermath (1080p, 4:47): Another look at the greater MCU and this film’s connections to it.
  • The Vulture Takes Flight (1080p, 6:01): A closer look at the film’s villain, including roots in the comics, updating him for the film, Michael Keaton’s performance, and more.
  • Jon Watts: Head of the Class (1080p, 5:29): This piece focuses on the film’s director and his contributions to the picture beyond crude directorial work.
  • Pros and Cons of Spider-Man (1080p, 3:28): Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon discuss the good and bad of being Spider-Man.
  • Rappin’ with Cap (1080p, 2:26 total runtime): Several Captain America PSAs. Included are Safety FirstFood For ThoughtBrain Power, and Your Changing Body.
  • Photo Gallery (1080p).
  • Trailers (1080p): ‘Spider-Man Homecoming VR’ Trailer (1:38) and An Inside Look at Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ | PS4 (2:45).
  • Previews (1080p): Additional Sony titles.

DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital, and VOD

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes (1080p, 10:12): Baby AppSasha Gets Lewd PropositionPTARyan’s Words Come BackRyan and Stewart AgainSasha Keeps it Real, and Flossy Posse in Turmoil. With optional Director Malcolm D. Lee commentary.
  • Outtakes (1080p, 25:17).
  • Planning the Trip (1080p, 10:12): Making a vacation comedy with women in the lead roles, the ensemble cast, performances, Malcolm D. Lee’s direction, crafting various scenes, shooting in New Orleans, and more.
  • Outrageous Moments (1080p, 5:35): A closer look at a few of the film’s key scenes.
  • The Essence of NOLA (1080p, 5:45): Another round of discussions about shooting in New Orleans.
  • Music Video/Movie Music Scene (1080p, 2:58): Extended Performance of “Because of You” by Ne-Yo.
  • Audio Commentary: Director Malcolm D. Lee offers a substantial and informative commentary track that covers project specifics, story details, cast and characters, shooting locations, and plenty more.

DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital, and VOD

Digital

 

I haven’t reviewed these films yet but I will soon and they are also releasing today:

*special features new to North America are in bold*

Synopsis: Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress, Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.

Special Features

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • NTV Special (on DVD)
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Behind the Microphone
  • 12-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Synopsis:When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children.  Totoro and his friends   introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki which features the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, in one of their earliest roles.

Special Features

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Textless Opening and End Credits
  • Creating My Neighbor Totoro
  • Creating the Characters
  • The Totoro Experience
  • The Locations of My Neighbor Totoro
  • Producer’s Perspective: Creating Ghibli
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Synopsis: Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Featuring the voices of Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, Josh Hutcherson and Billy Crystal.

Special Features

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Interview with Diana Wynne Jones
  • Miyazaki’s Visit to Pixar
  • Explanation of CG
  • The Birth Story of the Film Soundtrack
  • Behind the Microphone
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s Statement and more

Synopsis: When Sosuke, a young boy who lives on a clifftop overlooking the sea, rescues a stranded goldfish named Ponyo, he discovers more than he bargained for. Ponyo is a curious, energetic young creature who yearns to be human, but even as she causes chaos around the house, her father, a powerful sorcerer, schemes to return Ponyo to the sea. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid, Miyazaki’s breathtaking, imaginative world is brought to life with an all-star cast, featuring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Noah Cyrus, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas, Cloris Leachman, Liam Neeson, Lily Tomlin, and Betty White.

Special Features

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • The Five Geniuses Who Created Ponyo
  • Press Conference: Theme Song Announcement
  • Behind the Microphone
  • Opening Event at Hibiya Scala-Za Theatre
  • Interview with Hayao Miyazaki
  • Interview with Toshio Suzuki
  • Theme Song Music Video
  • Hayao Miyazaki Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
  • Creating Ponyo
  • Ponyo & Fujimoto
  • The Nursery
  • Scoring Miyazaki
  • Producer’s Perspective: Telling the Story
  • The Locations of Ponyo
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements and Lyrics  

Synopsis: Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service is a coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. Don’t miss this delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world, featuring the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo, Phil Hartman, and Debbie Reynolds.

Special Features

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Ursula’s Painting
  • Creating Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Producer’s Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki
  • Behind the Microphone
  • The Locations of Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Kiki & Jiji
  • Flying with Kiki & Beyond
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Synopsis: Princess Mononoke is Miyazaki’s epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity. Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi and the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home, and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton.  

Special Features

  • Feature-Length Storyboards
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Princess Mononoke in USA
  • Behind the Microphone
  • 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements
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