Binge & Buy: ‘Batman: Hush’ Brings a Classic Comic Storyline to Life

Welcome to Mandatory and ComingSoon’s weekly Binge & Buy, a digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD column for the week of Aug. 6! Here, you’ll find detailed write-ups of different titles released this week, including a number of new releases like Batman: Hush, 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

Batman: Hush

When threads from Batman’s past begin to unravel, the race is on for him to crack Hush’s deadly game.

Detective Pikachu

When an ace detective goes missing, his son teams up with a hilariously wise-cracking Pokémon — Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) — to help solve the mystery of what happened.

The Curse of La Llorona

Ignoring the warning of a troubled mother, a social worker and her small kids are soon terrorized by La Llorona. Their only hope to survive may be a former priest’s mystic practices.


Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

The Souvenir (DVD)

In this exquisite story of first love, a young woman falls into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man.

Plus One

Long-time friends Alice and Ben agree to be one another’s plus-ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings.

Penguin Highway

Budding genius Aoyama is only in the fourth grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb, hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery.

How Long Will I Love U

In this rollicking romantic comedy, a man and a woman living in the same apartment nearly 20 years apart wake one day to find their timelines have merged.

Project Ithaca

A group of strangers awakens aboard an alien spacecraft. Divided they will die. Together, they can find a way home.

Charlie Says

The Manson Family women recount the crimes and murders they committed in service of their cult leader in Mary Harron’s provocative take on one of the most infamous crimes in the 20th century.

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

This documentary takes a detailed look at this historic series, including brand-new interviews with members of the cast and crew, and considers the reasons Deep Space Nine went from a family outcast to a Star Trek mainstay.

The Jungle Bunch (DVD)

The exciting tale of a penguin who thinks he’s a tiger and a misfit team of friends who embark on a fun adventure to save the day!

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A Foreign Affair

From Billy Wilder comes this classic comedy that mixes romance with hard-boiled wit in a story about stiff-necked Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur) mired in jaded postwar Berlin.

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New on Digital HD

Every Time I Die 

When Sam is murdered in a remote lake, his consciousness begins to travel through the bodies of his friends in an effort to protect them from his killer. This dark passage leads him on a greater journey — discovering his own identity.


Slacker Schoolboy Tim is an expert in wasting time. So what happens when he discovers he has two hours left to live?


Howard North, a down on his luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers, a family of badass demon hunters, and Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) — an evil demon who absorbs people’s souls to increase her power.


When Daniel, a successful real estate developer, must evict Nina, a mysterious small-time psychic struggling to provide for her young son, the last thing he expects in return is a free reading. But when Nina senses the spirit of Daniel’s dead wife, a once-promising artist, his desire to reconnect with her quickly becomes an obsession.

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TV on Blu-ray and DVD

Sesame Street: Dance Party! (DVD)

Get ready to move your feet with Sesame Street! Elmo, Abby, and the rest of the Sesame Street team are getting together for a party and you’re invited! And it’s not any old party, it’s a dance party! Join in the fun as Zoe choreographs a ballet, Nina teaches dances from all around the world, Elmo records a music video, and more! Guest appearances by Jason Derulo, Janelle Monae, and Ne-Yo.

Knightfall: Season Two (DVD)

This series goes deep into the secret world of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics. From their battles in the Holy Land to their complex relationship with the King of France, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told…until now.

The Best of The Carol Burnett Show (DVD)

The Carol Burnett Show ran for an incredible 11 seasons and featured some of the most talented entertainers in the history of show business. Now to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show, this collection includes the best of the best, from all 11 seasons, together for the very first time. Hilarious episodes that haven’t been seen since they originally aired, plus some of the most beloved classics. The Best of The Carol Burnett Show features 33 episodes on 11 DVDs including exclusive new bonus features.

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