December 15 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

December 15 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

Welcome to’s December 15 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!

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New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD


Fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Also available on Digital HD!

The Wolf of Snow Hollow

A small-town cop and his lackluster team of officers must solve a series of brutal murders that are occurring on the full moon. As he’s consumed by the hunt for the killer, he struggles to remind himself that there’s no such thing as werewolves…

Alone (exclusive clip)

A grief-stricken young widow flees the city to cope with the loss of her husband. When she’s kidnapped by a mysterious man and locked in a cabin in the Pacific Northwest, she escapes into the wilderness and is pursued by her captor.

Dragon Soldiers (exclusive clip)

In this intense thriller starring Ruben Pla (INSIDIOUS), a squad of mercenaries is hired to fight off a massive, fire-breathing dragon that has been terrorizing a small town.

The Dark and The Wicked

Louise and Michael return home to say goodbye to their dying father but soon begin to suffer from a darkness marked by waking nightmares.

The Beach House

Escaping to his family’s beach house to reconnect, Emily and Randall find their off-season trip interrupted by Mitch and Jane Turner. As the couples start to bond, a strange environmental phenomena begins and as the effects of an infection become evident, Emily struggles to make sense of the contagion before it’s too late.

The Opening Act

Aspiring stand-up comedian Will is forced to face the realities of relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs.

Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (DVD)

Happy Happy Joy Joy chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most influential animated series. It’s the story of a group of talented artists whose incredible work created two of the most beloved characters of all time – Ren and Stimpy

Echo Boomers (DVD)

Michael Shannon stars in this gripping crime-thriller. When Lance Zutterland leaves school in mounting debt, he is pulled into a criminal operation made up of rebellious college graduates who steal from the rich and give back to themselves.

Louis Van Beethoven (DVD)

Bonn, 1779. Eight-year-old Louis van Beethoven (Colin Pütz) grows up in provincial Bonn and is considered a musical prodigy. Attempts by his father Jean to teach the boy fail. The singer and actor Tobias Pfeiffer and the Bonn court organist Christian Gottlob Neefe take on the young genius and shape him in very different ways. Ludwig learns to go his own way, but offends society.


The Professional (4K steelbook)

Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman and Danny Aiello star in THE PROFESSIONAL, a go-for-broke thriller about a professional assassin whose work becomes dangerously personal. OR if you need a shorter version go with: A go-for-broke thriller about a professional assassin whose work becomes dangerously personal.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (4K steelbook)

A legendary warrior’s stolen magic sword becomes the centerpiece of epic, intertwining love stories, set against the breathtaking landscapes of ancient China.


Produced from a new restoration re-mastered from the original 35mm negatives in 4K, in gorgeous Technicolor! During the War of 1812, the United States, in need of gold, arranges with a French group to lend the government $10 million in bullion.

The Curse of Frankenstein

The Frankenstein epic finds Baron Victor Frankenstein in jail, attempting to convince his jailers that a monster he created was responsible for the crimes for which he is accused.

The Harvey Girls

Judy Garland stars with Angela Lansbury, Ray Bolger and Cyd Charisse inthis classic musical as one of a band of special young women who workedto tame the Wild West–The Harvey Girls.

Trompie (DVD)

Trompie and three of his mischief-making friends make up a neighborhood gang of which he’s the captain. They’re typical 12 year-olds, full of brilliant ideas and escapades. Whenever Trompie finds himself in a pickle, he talks his way out of trouble, repentant or not! Based on the books by Topsy Smith. Set in 1970’s Apartheid South Africa.

Upondo And Nkinsela (DVD)

Pondo and Nkinsela are two haphazard, dysfunctional friends who end up going on a series of crazy adventures. From ruining a bride’s wedding day to destroying a client’s hairdo in a beauty salon, to escaping a ghost, the two friends always seem to come out on top despite the havoc they cause everywhere they go. A madcap Apartheid-era South African caper.

New On Digital HD

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee

Playing himself in this raucous comedy, Paul Hogan is a retired actor and overshadowed by his Crocodile Dundee character. Due to be knighted by the Queen of England, he gets caught up in a series of hilarious scandals.


In the terrifying thriller SONGBIRD, the COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown.


Max Fist claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to Earth, where he has no powers but still fights crime.

The Stand-In

When ordered to serve a year in rehab, actress Candy (Drew Barrymore) hires her on set stand-in to take her place. The unassuming woman flips the script and steals her identity, career and boyfriend in this hilarious comedy about trading places.


When an American journalist is kidnapped in Iran, his wife takes matters into her own hands to find him and bring him home. Inspired by true events.

Lupin III: The First

The iconic ‘gentleman thief’ Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich.

The War With Grandpa

When grandfather Ed (Robert DeNiro) moves in, Peter is forced to give up his bedroom. Unwilling to tolerate this injustice, Peter devises a series of pranks to drive him out.

The Mark of the Bell Witch

The Mark of the Bell Witch tells the terrifying, true story of the Bell family of Adams, Tennessee. A family who, for nearly five years, was haunted by an apparition bent on destroying their lives, and murdering the patriarch of the family, John Bell. Now, for the first time, learn the truth behind what actually took place during one of the most famous hauntings in American history.

TV on Blu-ray and DVD

Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 2

The third ring offers a whimsical glimpse into the future or at least a future from the POV of the mid-20th century with a plethora of zany postwar inventions. While none of the cartoons of tomorrow foresaw smartphones or DVD players, these far-fetched contraptions, gadgets, houses and farms, televisions, and various modes of transportation could only come from the madcap mind of Avery and his M-G-M crew. Uncut, restored and remastered in High Definition for the first time, Tex Avery Screwball Classics Collection Volume 2 is another must-own collection from the master of hand-drawn mayhem. JERRY BECK, Animation Historian

Marseille: The Complete Series

The longtime mayor of Marseille is preparing to hand over the reins to his protégé when a sudden and ruthless battle erupts for control of the city. Robert Taro (Gerard Depardieu), charismatic mayor of the city for 25 years, has decided to retire in order to dedicate time to his family. But the coming elections will have him face the man he chose as his heir, Lucas Barres (Benoit Magimel), an ambitious youngster aiming high. Both candidates will fight mercilessly. This four-disc set includes the complete series – Seasons 1 and 2.

Avenue 5: The Complete First Season

All aboard for a hilarious journey across the universe in this HBO® comedy series from Armando Iannucci (HBO’s Veep). Set 40 years in the future, when traveling the solar system is a booming business, Season 1 follows life on board Avenue 5, a mash-up of a cruise ship and an interplanetary rocket ship that’s packed with luxury amenities. Among the 5,000 passengers and crew are the ship’s suave captain, Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie); billionaire Herman Judd (Josh Gad), the mercurial face and name behind Avenue 5; his right-hand woman, Iris Kimura (Suzy Nakamura); and the head of passenger services, Matt Spencer (Zach Woods). When the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to find a way to deal with unexpected events – though they may or may not be equipped for the task.