Binge & Buy: ‘Glass’ Breaks All the Superhero Movie Rules
Welcome to Mandatory and ComingSoon’s weekly Binge & Buy, a digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD column for the week of April 16! Here, you’ll find detailed write-ups of different titles released this week, including a number of new movies like Glass, 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
M. Night Shyamalan continues Unbreakable and Split in this explosive comic book thriller starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.
Justice League vs The Fatal Five
From animation legend Bruce Timm comes an all-new DC Universe movie. The fate of the earth hangs in the balance when the Justice League face a powerful new threat – the Fatal Five! Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern Jessica Cruz.
The Kid Who Would Be King
In this epic adventure, when a bullied kid discovers Excalibur, the legendary “sword in the stone,” he and his friends (and enemies) join the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to fight evil!
Keanu Reeves leads this suspenseful sci-fi thriller about a neuroscientist who secretly tries to clone and create replicas of his family after a tragic car crash.
On the Basis of Sex
Felicity Jones stars as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who brings a groundbreaking case to the U.S. Court of Appeals that overturns a century of gender discrimination.
Master of Dark Shadows
This feature-length documentary reveals the fascinating, far-reaching impact and appeal of Dark Shadows with a compelling blend of rare footage, historical images, and behind-the-scenes stories while also exploring the dramatic talents of creator-producer-director Dan Curtis.
Photo: Kino Lorber
Bend of the River
Man-with-a-past James Stewart guides a band of pioneers from Missouri over the Oregon Trail to a new life in the Columbia River Basin in this western adventure directed by the great Anthony Mann.
The legendary Franco Nero stars in the titular role as a half-breed gunfighter who returns from the killing fields of the civil war to find his hometown riddled with the plague, its inhabitants terrorized (with the help of Keoma’s own estranged half-brothers) by tyrannical gang leader Caldwell.
Twenty-seven years after scaring the daylights out of everyone as the lumbering monster in Frankenstein, Boris Karloff is at the other end of the laboratory’s switches and gizmos. He’s Dr. Victor Frankenstein, an aging, hulking shambles of dignity and menace who agrees to let a TV crew shoot a horror flick at the family castle. The crew members don t know it yet, but they’re just what the doctor ordered: fresh body parts, ready for harvesting!
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New on Digital HD
Breaking Habits (in theaters and VOD April 19)
Determined to make a living for her family, Christine Meeusen discovered the lucrative business of cannabis farming and met her calling as the founder of medicinal marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Shedding her former life, Christine became Sister Kate, on a mission to provide her products to those in need. Fighting off the county sheriff, and protecting her crop from deadly black market thieves, this is a true story of rebellion, hope, and revival.
I’ll Take Your Dead (in theaters and VOD May 3)
William makes dead bodies disappear. This isn’t something he likes or even wants to do, but through circumstances out of his control, his little farmhouse in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang-related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough-looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of these corpses are haunting their house.
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TV on Blu-ray and DVD
Steven Universe: Season 2 Gift Set (DVD)
Steven Universe proved he could help bring the ocean back, so what magical mission is next? Space travel? Forming a new secret team? Discovering more amazing Gem powers? How about all of those things, and then some?!
Escape at Dannemora (DVD)
Two escaped convicts spawn a statewide manhunt in New York. Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, and Paul Dano star.