February 19, 2019

THE POOP SCOOP (2/21): Oscars Edition

MARY POPPINS RETURNS On Digital 4K Ultra HD 3/12 and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray 3/19
Bonus material explores the making of “Mary Poppins Returns,” going behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and crew who collaborated to make even the impossible possible. Extensive extras include a trip down Cherry Tree Lane with original cast member Dick Van Dyke, a sing-along version including the heartfelt Academy Award-nominated “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” bloopers, deleted scenes, a deleted song and filmmaker commentary. Features also reveal the magic and moxie that went into creating large-scale musical production numbers, such as “Trip a Little Light Fantastic,” a rousing song-and-dance number led by Jack and his fellow lamplighters; “The Royal Doulton Music Hall” and “A Cover Is Not the Book,” showcasing the tremendous talents of  Blunt and Miranda; “Turning Turtle,” an upside-down sequence featuring Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric Cousin Topsy; and “Can You Imagine That?” an underwater adventure with Mary Poppins and the Banks children.
CAPERNAUM on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital 3/26
In addition to earning an Academy Award nomination, CAPERNAUM was nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and won 3 awards at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, including the Jury Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. The film was also an Official Selection at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  Special features available on the home entertainment release will include an insightful commentary track with director/writer Nadine Labaki and composer/producer Khaled Mouzanar, a Q & A with Labaki, Mouzanar and actor Zain Al Rafeea and a featurette detailing the process of bringing this heart-wrenching story to life.

VICE Arrives on Digital 3/12 and on Blu-ray & DVD 4/2
Nominated for 8 ACADEMY AWARDS, including Best Picture, VICE stars Christian Bale in his Oscar-nominated role as Dick Cheney in this epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world. Co-starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell, VICE is a darkly comic look behind the scenes of American politics. Includes deleted scenes, featurettes and an image gallery.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Arrives on Digital 2/26 and 4K, Blu-ray & DVD 3/19
The Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE has grossed over $350 million in theaters worldwide to date, introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the iconic mask. This Blu-ray is filled with engaging bonus materials that are fun for the whole family and give fans even more of the unique comic book style action that they loved in theaters with over 90 minutes of bonus content. 
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Arrives on Digital 3/12 and on Blu-ray & DVD 3/26
From Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins, adapted from James Baldwin’s acclaimed novel, comes this timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem. Newly engaged 19-year-old Tish (KiKi Layne) and her fiancé Fonny (Stephan James) have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream in this lush, moving, dramatic film, also starring Academy Award Nominee Regina King.
THE FAVOURITE Arrives on Digital 2/12 & Blu-ray 3/5
The Favourite has been one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year. It has received numerous awards including The Venice Film Festivals’ Grand Special Jury Prize for Director Yorgos Lanthimos, 10 wins at the British Independent Film Awards, selected as AFI’s 2018 Movie of the Year and a Golden Globe for Olivia Colman’s performance as Queen Anne. The film has also nabbed 10 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

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