Check out a behind the scenes clip from The Zookeeper’s Wife, on DVD and Blu-ray July 4
With the July 4 holiday, it’s a quieter week than most when it comes to home entertainment releases. Nevertheless, we’re pleased to kick off this week’s column with a special look behind the scenes at one of today’s recent big screen releases, The Zookeeper’s Wife. From director Niki Caro, the film stars two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain as Antonina Zabinski, a woman who, alongside her husband, looked after the Warsaw Zoo and managed to save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. In the player below, you can explore Chastain’s on-set relationship with her animal co-stars.
Michael Caine headlines A Shock to the System, the 1990 comedy that this week joins Shout! Factory‘s Shout! Select line. Meanwhile, the 1980 thriller Windows gets the Blu-ray treatment as part of the company’s Scream Factory label.
A series of Bob Hope catalogue titles debuts this week. Be on the lookout for the comedies My Favorite Brunette (1947), Road to Rio (1947), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951) and Road to Bali (1952). Meanwhile, two animated catalogue titles find a home on Blu-ray with An American Tale: Fievel Goes West and Balto.
Titles hitting Digital HD July 4 include the Armenian genocide drama The Promise, the animated family comedy The Boss Baby, and Ben Wheatley’s star-studded shoot em up, Free Fire. The manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell, meanwhile, debuts digitally this Friday, July 7, as does Marc Webb’s inspirational drama, Gifted, starring Chris Evans.
You can check out cover art for all the July 4, 2017 releases in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable).