Binge & Buy: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Takes the Stage
Welcome to Mandatory and ComingSoon’s weekly Binge & Buy, a digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD column for the week of Feb. 12! Here, you’ll find detailed write-ups of different titles released this week, including a number of new movies, reissues, combo packs, and TV seasons, none of which you can live without in 2019. Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!
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New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
An enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Following Queen’s meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Mercury’s solo career, the film also chronicles the band’s reunion and one of the greatest performances in rock history.
The Front Runner
Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart in this thrilling drama following the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. But his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice.
At Eternity’s Gate
A journey inside the world and mind of a person (Vincent van Gogh) who, despite skepticism, ridicule, and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.
Tiffany Haddish is hysterical in Tyler Perry’s most outrageous comedy yet. Trying to get back on her feet, wild child Tanya (Haddish) looks to her buttoned-up sister Danica (Tika Sumpter) to get her life together.
The Sisters Brothers
Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star as sibling assassins Charlie and Eli Sisters, who are hired to kill a gold prospector accused of stealing from their boss in the Old West.
A dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that test their radical belief that it is love, not blood, that defines a family.
In a remote and gloomy sanctuary near Berlin, a group of YouTubers illegally access the ominous surgery block for a 24-hour challenge they hope will go viral.
Lu Over the Wall
From the visionary mind of Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyous twist on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame.
Mermaid: Lake of the Dead
For years, she has lurked in the depths, waiting. Once a young woman sent to a tragic and watery grave, she has since become something unholy. Cursed to swim the waters in which she met her untimely death, the mermaid has risen once again.
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Horror royalty and Hammer alumni Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a train bound for Moscow all aboard the Horror Express!
The Poison Ivy Collection
All four Poison Ivy films in one collection and in high definition from Scream Factory, including the original starring Drew Barrymore!
The Giant Behemoth
London Bridge is falling down when a prehistoric monster revived by an atomic explosion takes on the royal city.
Heart of the North
Cowboy star Dick Foran trades in spurs for snowshoes in this rare, early Technicolor Warner Bros. “North” Western from the golden age of motion pictures.
Tarzan Goes to India
Jock Mahoney, who two years earlier portrayed Tarzan’s foe in Tarzan the Magnificent, makes his splashy debut as Tarzan in this tale about the Ape-Man’s rescue of elephants.
Four friends start to receive morbid Valentine’s Day cards. Someone out there is stalking them, someone they all spurned when they were younger.
This engaging film focuses on the changing roles and relationships of eight Vassar graduates during the years before WWII and stars Candice Bergen and Joan Hackett.
The Haunted Castle/Finances of the Grand Duke
These two films by F.W. Murnau, a cinematic master of the German Expressionist style, demonstrate both his skill with the somber, atmospheric drama for which he would become well-known.
After five years in prison, an ex-con returns to a society where total sexual freedom is now the norm. Michael yearns for sex and becomes fascinated by the amorous life of an attractive woman next door, eventually organizing a series of sordid orgies with her and the neighbors.
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New on Digital HD
In early 18th-century England, the relationship between Queen Anne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, is threatened by a new servant who schemes to return to her aristocratic roots.
The Little Mermaid
Ariel, the fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father’s order to stay away from the world above the sea, she strikes a bargain with a devious sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for legs. But can she also win a prince’s heart?
Mega Time Squad
A small-town crim finds an ancient Chinese time-travel device that can help him pull off a heist and start a new life-but he may not survive the consequences of tampering with time.
Under the Eiffel Tower (in theaters and on digital HD)
A sudden job loss sets a life crisis in motion for a middle-aged bourbon salesman (Matt Walsh). On his journey across the French countryside, a possible new romance blooms with a charming vineyard owner (Judith Godrèche).
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TV on Blu-ray and DVD
Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-3
Rick and Morty is a show about a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
Ben 10: Out to Launch (DVD)
While on a seemingly endless summer vacation with his Grandpa Max and Cousin Gwen, Ben Tennyson discovers an alien watch, the Omnitrix.
American Vandal: Season One (DVD)
The first season of the Netflix original series that parodies serious True Crime documentaries.
Sesame Street: Celebrate Family (DVD)
Celebrate your family with this fun-fest of five family stories from Sesame Street! First, Abby’s family has dinner at Elmo’s house, where Abby learns that different families can have fun working together to make a meal.