Hidden World

Binge & Buy: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Comes to a Close

Welcome to Mandatory and ComingSoon’s weekly Binge & Buy, a digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD column for the week of May 21! Here, you’ll find detailed write-ups of different titles released this week, including a number of new releases like How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, reissues, combo packs, and TV seasons, none of which you can live without in 2019. Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!

Fire-breathers: The Best Movie Dragons

Photo: Universal Pictures

New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 

When the appearance of a Light Fury dragon coincides with the darkest threat they have faced, Hiccup and Toothless must journey to a hidden world and discover their destinies.

The Upside 

Director Neil Burger’s heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston).

Never Look Away

When Kurt and Ellie fall in love neither knows that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime committed years ago.

Saint Bernard

Writer/producer/director Gabe Bartalos brings his years-in-the-making vision to the screen, as an unhinged orchestra conductor named Bernard graphically descends into a surreal odyssey of chaos and psychosis. Warwick Davis and notorious Andy Kaufman cohort Bob Zmuda co-star, with a performance by punk legends The Damned.

Big Brother

Martial arts legend Donnie Yen stars as a former soldier recruited for his toughest mission yet: teaching a class of teen delinquents. As he kicks his way into their school and home lives, it becomes clear that his unconventional teaching style might be just what they need.

A Dark Place

When a local young boy is found dead in the woods near sleepy backwoods town, a sanitation truck driver, Donald (Andrew Scott), plays detective, embarking on a dangerous and obsessive investigation to find the killer.

Iceman (DVD)

In the Ötztal Alps, more than 5,300 years ago, Kelab protects his small clan and their holy shrine, Tineka. While Kelab is away hunting, the settlement is savagely attacked by a band of raiders.

Photo: Shout! Factory


The Seduction

L.A. anchorwoman Jamie Douglas (the stunning Morgan Fairchild in her big screen debut) has it all: a glamorous career on a top-rated news show, a luxurious house in the hills, and a devoted young admirer named Derek (Andrew Stevens). But when Jamie rebuffs his romantic advances, Derek becomes an obsessed stalker who plays out an increasingly psychotic courtship with the frightened newswoman.


Charlton Heston leads an all-star cast in an epic film about ordinary citizens who must come together in the face of an unstoppable natural disaster. When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shockwaves through the lives of all who live there.

Von Richthofen and Brown

The story of Manfred von Richthofen, the German air ace during World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.

RKO Classic Adventures

The Painted Desert is a pistol-packing Western about feuding families starring Bill Boyd and Helen Twelvetrees (and featuring Clark Gable in his talkie film debut). The Pay-Off is a cool-minded gangster movie directed by (and starring!) Lowell Sherman as an honorable mobster in a dishonorable racket. The Silver Horde drops Joel McCrea into the midst of a dreaded rivalry between two fishing groups led by Evelyn Brent on one side and Gavin Gordon on the other.

New on Digital HD

Avengement (in theaters and Digital HD on May 24)

While released on furlough from prison, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer. It’s an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.

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