Binge & Buy: ‘Godzilla’ Stomps Onto Home Video

Welcome to Mandatory and ComingSoon’s weekly Binge & Buy, a digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD column for the week of Aug. 27! Here, you’ll find detailed write-ups of different titles released this week, including a number of new releases like Godzilla: King of the Monsters, reissues, combo packs, and TV seasons, none of which you can live without in 2019. Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters: Crowning Achievement Or Monstrous Misfire?

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

When ancient god-sized monsters rise again, the crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah as they all vie for supremacy.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 

This sequel explores the bonds between pets and the families that love them, and answers the question: What are your pets doing when you’re not at home?


This one-of-a-kind musical biopic embarks on the spectacular journey of Elton John in his rise to fame. With incredible performances of Elton’s most beloved songs, discover how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the home built by his grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey to find a place to call home.

LEGO Batman: Family Matters

Ominous notes sent to the Bat-family have the heroes racing against time to stop Red Hood, who’s gathering Gotham City’s rogues’ gallery to enact revenge on the Dark Knight!

Killers Anonymous

When a U.S. senator is assassinated, tensions mount at Killers Anonymous, a support group for killers, where one of the members is likely responsible for the crime that has police authorities on high alert in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Ladyworld (DVD)

Eight teenage girls become trapped in an endless birthday party after a massive (imaginary?) earthquake. The girls’ sanity and psyches dissolve as they run out of food and water.

Pixelia (DVD)

Kumar, a 30-year-old bachelor, leaves his corporate job in Kochi to pursue his dreams as an artist. He embarks on a new life as an Uber driver while working on an original graphic novel, Pixelia. One day a transgender woman gets into his cab and changes Kumar’s life forever.

Miss Arizona (DVD)

Former pageant queen Rose Raynes (Johanna Braddy) makes a getaway with four unlikely friends when trouble shows up at their women’s shelter. They embark on a wild all-night adventure through L.A.’s darkest streets and wildest drag club.

Photo: Columbia Pictures


Stand By Me (4K)

Four 12-year-olds searching for a missing teenager’s body find more than they bargained for.

Day of the Outlaw

Tough-as-nails Blaise Starrett (Robert Ryan) is about to face a showdown with a fellow rancher—whose wife is the object of Starrett’s love. But this small-town conflict is nothing compared to what’s on the horizon when outlaw Jack Bruhn (Burl Ives) and his vicious gang ride into town.

Man Without a Star

Kirk Douglas stars as a ranch foreman who helps a lady landowner fight a neighboring rancher in a barbed-wire war.


Bette Davis stars in an Academy Award-winning role as the beautiful, charming, ruthless Southern belle who scandalizes New Orleans society, destroying the men who love her.

The Vanishing Shadow

A 12-episode Universal serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade: ray guns, robots, and a “vanishing belt.”

Photo: Lionsgate

New on Digital HD

Hot Air 

A popular right-wing radio host finds his perfect world turned upside down when his 16-year-old niece shows up. What follows is a relationship that will change both their lives.

Photo: CBS

TV on Blu-ray and DVD

NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 10 (DVD)

Callen, Sam, Kensi, and Deeks, gravely injured in Mexico and searching for a way home after the cartel has placed a price on their heads. After completing the off-the-books case in Mexico, the four will endure a long physical and emotional recovery while the fate of their team, especially Hetty and Mosley, remains unclear.

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