January 24, 2024

THE POOP SCOOP: Wish, Wonka, Woo and Nic Cage Weirdness

SILENT NIGHT available January 30 on 4K UHD Steelbook and Blu-ray from Lionsgate.
From legendary director John Woo (The Killer, Face/Off) and the producer of John Wick comes this gritty revenge tale of a tormented father who witnesses his young son die when caught in a gang’s crossfire on Christmas Eve. While recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, he makes vengeance his life’s mission and embarks on a punishing training regimen in order to avenge his son’s death. Full of Woo’s signature style, Silent Night redefines the action genre with visceral, thrill-a-minute storytelling. Bonus features include a making-of featurette and original theatrical trailer.

DREAM SCENARIO available February 27 on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital from Lionsgate.
Hapless family man Paul Matthews finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. But when his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Pail is forced to navigate his newfound stardom, in this wickedly entertaining comedy. Starring Nicolas Cage, written and directed by Kristoffer Borgli and produced by Ari Aster (Midsommar, Hereditary, Beau is Afraid), Dream Scenario will be available on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 27 from A24 and Lionsgate. With great reception from its premiere at TIFF, Collider describes Dream Scenario as “A laugh-out-loud comedy about fame and overnight celebrity”

WONKA on 4K, Blu-ray & DVD February 27 (on Digital 1/30) from Warner Bros.
Experience the magical origin of the world’s most famous chocolatier when “Wonka” debuts for purchase and rental Digitally at home on January 30. Based on the extraordinary, iconic character at the center of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how a young chocolate-maker, armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time. The film will also be available to purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 27. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker. From Paul King, writer/director of the “Paddington” films, David Heyman, producer of “Harry Potter,” “Gravity,” “Barbie” and “Paddington,” and producers Alexandra Derbyshire (the “Paddington” films, “Jurassic World: Dominion”) and Luke Kelly (“Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical”), comes an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. 

WISH on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD March 12 (on Digital now) from Disney.
In this animated musical-comedy, Asha, a sharp-witted idealist in the kingdom of Rosas, makes a powerful wish that’s answered by Star, a ball of boundless energy. Soon, Asha and Star must face a formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas—to save her community and prove that when one brave human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things happen. A heartfelt celebration of the magic of Disney, and a joyful new entry to the studio’s animated film legacy, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wish will soon be available for families to enjoy at home. Fans can enjoy a sing-along movie version, never-before-seen bonus features and deleted scenes when the film becomes available from all major digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu on January 23 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 12.

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