December 22 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases
Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s December 22 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!
NOTE: There will be no column next week, so we have included a few of the major titles for December 25 and December 29 as well.
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New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
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 Craft: Legacy
In Blumhouse’s continuation of the cult hit The Craft, an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.
Honest Thief (Dec. 29)
Wanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber (Liam Neeson) turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents.
The Last Shift (Dec. 29)
Stanley (Richard Jenkins), an aging fast-food worker, plans to call it quits after 38 years on the graveyard shift at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish. His last weekend takes a turn while training his young replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie).
Jiu Jitsu (DVD)
Nicolas Cage, martial arts stars Tony Jaa and Alain Moussi team up in this action-packed explosive thriller. An ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters face their ultimate match in a deadly battle for Earth.
Blade: The Iron Cross
The darkest PUPPET MASTER film yet: BLADE: THE IRON CROSS! Dr. Hauser, the Third Reich’s maddest scientist, rises again with murder and mayhem on his mind. As the deranged Nazi doctor’s perverse plot is revealed, psychic journalist Elisa Ivanov (Fox) awakens her own angel of death in BLADE and together, maiden and marionette get set to hammer the evil Hauser back into hell where he belongs.
Chuck Berry – The Original King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll
‘Chuck Berry’ tells the story of the Granddaddy of Rock & Roll. In this highly- anticipated official and Fully-Authorized feature documentary, the absolute instigator of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry is truly revealed with exclusive access to his family, friends, famous fans and music icons he inspired.
New York City factory worker Eddie Marino is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the thugs free, Eddie goes berserk and vows revenge. Now there’s a new breed of marauder loose on the city streets, enforcing his own kind of law. His justice is swift and his methods are violent.
Cinema Paradiso (4K)
A filmmaker recalls his close bond with a small-town projectionist who fostered his enduring love of the movies in this Oscar-winner.
In this hilarious monster-movie / action / comedy, the eccentric residents of tiny Perfection, Nevada must deal with gigantic, deadly worms with an appetite for destruction! With Reba McEntire, Michael Gross.
Survivor Ballads: Three Films by Shohei Imamura
Throughout the 1980s, Shohei Imamura (The Pornographers, Profound Desires of the Gods), a leading figure of the Japanese New Wave era of the 1960s, cemented his international reputation as one of the most important directors of his generation with a series of films that all competed at Cannes to great critical acclaim. This exclusive box set from Arrow Academy presents restored versions of three late career classics from the legendary filmmaker.
He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection
Bringing together seven of William Wild Bill Grefé s most outlandish features, all new to Blu-ray, He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection packs in a macabre menagerie of demented jellyfish men (Sting of Death), zombified witch doctors (Death Curse of Tartu), homicidal hippies (The Hooked Generation) and seductive matrons (The Naked Zoo) not to mention the ubiquitous go-go dancing college kids to create one of the most wildly entertaining box-sets of all time!
Versus + Ultimate Versus
A relentless one-of-a-kind sensory assault chock full of hyper-kinetic fight scenes, gangster shootouts, sword-slashing violence and gory zombie horror, Versus was a key title amongst the barrage of innovative horror and action movies that appeared as if from nowhere from Japan at the turn of the millennium, leading to a new wave of appreciation for Asian extreme cinema.
Since Anita Minteer (Drew Barrymore, 50 First Dates) was nine, every man she ever met has wanted only one thing. But when she becomes pen-pals with imprisoned convict Howard Hickock (James LeGros, Drugstore Cowboy), she gains self-confidence and sees a possible escape from the torment of her everyday life.
It Happened on 5th Avenue
A hobo and friends take up residence in a mansion whilst the family is away on Christmas holiday.
The Shop Around the Corner
James Stewart is a Budapest store clerk who finds himself feuding with his co-worker, Margaret Sullavan, only to unknowingly fall in love with her.
New On Digital HD
Antarctica (exclusive clip)
Life-long friends Kat & Janet see everything flipped upside down as they hit senior year. Shy Kat is now popular, hooking up at parties, while misfit Janet is put on strange medication for her “bad behavior.” Things get even odder when Janet meets a cute boy who might be a time traveler, & Kat’s panicked parents send her off to sex rehab. Can anything make life in the suburbs normal again?
The Emoji Story (exclusive clip)
This doc explores the complex, conflict-prone, and often hilarious world of the creators, lovers, and arbiters of emoji, our world’s newest pictorial language. How do you create a global language on the fly? This film charts the evolution of emoji and investigates what they may reveal about our increasingly technological world.
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity, his estranged wife Allison, and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.
Bruce Willis stars in the action-packed, Sci-fi thriller. Fleeing a devastating plague on Earth, an interstellar ark comes under attack from new threat; a shape-shifting alien force intent on slaughtering what is left of humanity.
When a virus threatens to turn the now earth-dwelling friendly alien hybrids against humans, Captain Rose Corley must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what’s left of humanity.
The Croods: A New Age
The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.
When teen gamer Sarah finds an “easter egg” and accidentally opens a portal into her favorite side-scroller, she becomes trapped in a notorious intergalactic prison, home to the galaxy’s most dangerous villains. To escape, she must finish the game with a little help from her not-so-savvy friend on the outside…or remain a 16-bit character forever.
Miranda July’s moving comedy turns a daughter’s world upside down when her criminal parents invite a charming stranger to join their next major heist.
Monster Hunter (December 25)
When an unexpected sandstorm transports soldiers to a new world, they discover an unknown habitat with monsters immune to their firepower.