October 25, 2023

THE POOP SCOOP: Modern Masters Edition

😺The Great William Friedkin’s Last Film, THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL, Arrives On Digital November 24th
from Paramount.
Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, and Jake Lacy star in this gripping WWII drama, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and stage play by Oscar®-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist). Amidst a violent storm aboard the USS Caine, Commander Queeg's (Sutherland) erratic behavior sparks revolt. Now, those who challenged him face a high-stakes court-martial where the line between valor and duty blurs, and the fate of their careers and reputations hang in the balance.

😺THE EXPENDABLES FRANCHISE Exclusive SteelBook Collection Available Nov. 21 from Lionsgate.
The mercenaries return looking better than ever in a Walmart exclusive SteelBook collection in 4K Ultra HD (+ Blu-ray + Digital) when The Expendables, The Expendables 2, The Expendables 3 and Expend4ables arrive November 21 from Lionsgate. The Expendables films star Sylvester Stallone (who also directed the first entry in the series) along with the greatest action heroes of all time, contained within one franchise. The Expendables series follows a group of combat vets turned mercenaries delivering justice the only way they know how. THE EXPENDABLES: Sylvester Stallone stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight-knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. In THE EXPENDABLES 2, the team signs on a mission that looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But things quickly go wrong. In THE EXPENDABLES 3, Barney (Stallone) faces off with an old enemy and must fight old blood with new blood, bringing in a new era of Expendables who are younger and faster. Finally, in EXPEND4BLES, a new generation of stars is added to the adrenaline-fueled adventure of The Expendables as action legends Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, and Andy Garcia.

😺Christopher Nolan's OPPENHEIMER Available On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Digital Nov. 21 from Universal.
As it continues its dominant global box-office run, OPPENHEIMER will be available to own just in time for the holidays on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayT, & Digital on November 21, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Delve deeper into the unparalleled filmmaking behind OPPENHEIMER with an extensive collection of special features, including the global debut of “The Story of Our Time: The Making of Oppenheimer.” This 70+ minute immersive piece showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and extensive interviews with Nolan and his creative collaborators, offering unrestricted access inside the process, performances, effects, music and artistry responsible for this extraordinary film. Additional features include the NBC News companion documentary, “To End All War: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb,” as well as a “Trinity Anniversary Panel Discussion” featuring a panel moderated by Emmy-winning journalist Chuck Todd, with Christopher Nolan, Nobel Prize winner Dr. Kip Throne; world-renowned physicist Dr. Carlo Rovelli; Dr. Thom Mason, director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, on which the film is based. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray discs are uniquely designed to include mixed 2.20 and 1.78 aspect ratios that enables viewers to experience the shift in aspect ratio as viewed in select theatrical locations, for the ultimate in-home viewing. 

😺Steven Spielberg's THE COLOR PURPLE Arrives on 4K Ultra HD December 5 from Warner Bros.
As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the epic coming-of-age period drama The Color Purple from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time this December. On December 5th The Color Purple will be available to purchase on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. The film was directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Menno Meyjes and is based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The Color Purple stars Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Whoopi Goldberg in her breakthrough role, and Oprah Winfrey in her film debut. The film was produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Spielberg, and Quincy Jones. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Whoopi Goldberg), Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey), Best Screenplay – Based on Material from Another Medium, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.

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