Welcome to Mandatory and ComingSoon’s weekly Binge & Buy, a digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD column for the week of May 28! Here, you’ll find detailed write-ups of different titles released this week, including a number of new releases like Isn’t It Romantic, reissues, combo packs, and TV seasons, none of which you can live without in 2019. Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!
Get cozy: The Best Modern Romantic Comedies
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures
New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
Isn’t It Romantic
Natalie (Rebel Wilson), a lifelong love cynic, encounters a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has become her worst nightmare – a romantic comedy.
Lured to an empty school and drugged, dancers try to survive a dark and explosive nightmare.
Lord of Chaos
A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
Based on the true story of famed The Heartbreakers & New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders’ mysterious and tragically premature death in New Orleans.
Ruben Brandt, Collector (DVD)
A psychotherapist becomes a wanted criminal when he, with his patients, starts stealing the world’s most renowned art.
Photo: The Criterion Collection
A sensual mystery thriller about strange happenings in a small North Carolina town. A college student stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more, perhaps too much more. The strange world he’s found lurking beneath his hometown’s picture-postcard veneer is about to become much stranger. It is also an unforgettably fascinating and foreboding world.
Photo: Insight Editions
Game of Thrones: The Storyboards
In this exceptional art collection, storyboard artist William Simpson shares the brilliant work that is an integral part of assembling each episode of the award-winning series. This gorgeous book features a unique behind-the-scenes look into pivotal moments and early conceptual art. Curated from Simpson’s extensive archive, this revealing collection represents the exemplary artistic development involved in one of the most visually dynamic shows on television.
Star Wars: Tie Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual
A thorough history of Sienar Fleet Systems’ twin ion engine space superiority fighter, from early concepts and prototypes to the mass-produced starfighters that fought countless battles against insurgent groups. The history of TIE fighters—including bombers, boarding craft, and shuttles—is fully illustrated with numerous photographs, schematics, exploded diagrams, and computer-generated artwork.
Photo: Universal Pictures
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo star as three “girls” who just wanna have fun in a hilarious comedy about repairing broken hearts, broken dreams and broken nails.
Identical twins are separated at six months and raised on different continents. They reunite 25 years later to avenge the murder of their parents and reclaim their stolen family fortune.
An exciting and spectacular Arabian adventure story featuring occultism, a magic mirror, a wicked sorcerer, a handsome prince, a beautiful princess, flying carpets and devilish spells.
Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Samantha Eggar, Susan Penhaligon, John Vernon and Alexandra Stewart star in this grisly portmanteau about a paranoid writer (Cushing) who must convince his publisher (Milland) that all cats are unholy fiends based on three tales of kitty carnage.
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft are a married couple who must face the trivial and relentless vexations of New York life when the husband loses not just his job, but also his confidence.
Lieutenant Bill Mason pursues a Chicago gang to New York unaware that its scar-cheeked leader Slade is a woman.
The Gorilla Man
Commando Captain Craig Killian, carrying important military information, is wounded and taken to a hospital on the South Coast of England, operated by Doctor Joseph Wolf. The hospital is really a blind used by Nazi spies working on wrecking the Home Defense of England.
When a Stranger Calls Back
A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. Unfortunately, the phone’s dead.
Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman’s needs.
Justine and Eugenie
Based on Marquis de Sade’s 1791 novel Justine: The Misfortunes of Virtue, Chris Boger’s visually sumptuous film is a dark tale of sexual depravity and Sadean excess. Marie Liljedahl is Eugenie, an innocent young woman taken to an island paradise where she is initiated into a world of pleasure and pain controlled by the sinister Dolmance (Christopher Lee). But when she surrenders to her own forbidden fantasies, Eugenie becomes trapped in a frenzy of drugs, sadomasochism, and murder.
Penny Points to Paradise
Peter Sellers debut film. Madcap comedy about a pools winner on holiday at the seaside. Sellers plays 2 parts. The pools winner – Harry Secombe – and his friend – Spike Milligan – are beset by gold digging girls and con men trying to part him from his money.
The Nun (La Religieuse)
Adapted from Denis Diderot’s novel, it follows a rebellious nun (played by an incandescent Anna Karina) who is forced into taking her vows. Initially shunted into a restrictive, torturous convent, she eventually moves on to a more liberated one, where she becomes an object of Mother Superior’s (Liselotte Pulver) obsession.
Photo: Marvel Studios
New on Digital HD
Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. When a galactic war reaches Earth, she meets young agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) at the center of a maelstrom, leading to her ultimate destiny as an Avenger!
TV on Blu-ray and DVD
Outlander: Season Four (DVD)
Season Four continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.
South Park: The Complete Twenty-Second Season
The twenty-second season of the Emmy Award-winning animated series about four boys living in a screwed-up Colorado town.
Blood: Series 1
BAFTA nominee Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty) stars as a doctor in a small Irish town. When his wife dies, everyone believes it was an accident-except his daughter (Carolina Main, Unforgotten), who mistrusts her father because of childhood trauma.
Trial and Retribution: The Complete Collection
From acclaimed thriller writer Lynda La Plante, featuring a powerhouse cast, this is the complete 22 gut-wrenching investigative thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat from their compelling opening to their shocking conclusion.