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Hot DVD Titles for Gift Giving This Holiday Season



Here are some hot titles for gift giving this holiday season from major motion picture companies, including 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Cinedigm.


SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT



Overcomer (Blu-ray) / Kendrick Brothers 6-Movie Box Set (DVD)
Release Date: December 17

High school basketball coach John Harrison and his team face an uncertain future when their town's largest manufacturing plant shuts down unexpectedly. As hundreds of people move away, John reluctantly agrees to coach cross-country, a sport he doesn't even like. His outlook soon changes when he meets Hannah Scott, an unlikely runner who pushes herself to the limit. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new friend, John starts to train Hannah for the biggest race of her young life.

Available on Amazon



CINEDIGM


ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE DVD
Release Date: October 1
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven -at Christmas -forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other. 

Available on Amazon


20th CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT


The Daniel Craig Collection 4K UHD
Release Date: October 22


From his introduction in Casino Royale through to his most recent mission in Spectre, Daniel Craig as Bond has experienced explosive action and adventures while his character crisscrossed the globe in a non-stop quest for justice. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs of THE DANIEL CRAIG COLLECTION will feature Dolby Vision® ultra-vivid imaging. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision® can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. With Dolby Vision®, you will feel as if you are inside the action alongside 007 as the picture comes to life.

Available on Amazon



Alien 40th Anniversary 4K UHD
Release Date: April 23


In the film that birthed the wildly successful ALIEN franchise, the crew of the deep space tug Nostromo awaken from stasis during a voyage home to Earth when their ship’s computer detects what is believed to be an alien distress signal coming from the desolate nearby moon, LV-426. While investigating, one of the crew, Kane (John Hurt), is attacked by an alien creature that latches to his face and he is rushed back to the Nostromo to receive medical treatment. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), the ship’s warrant officer, advises against Kane’s return due to quarantine regulations - but her orders are ignored by Ash (Ian Holm), bringing the Nostromo under threat from a mysterious, extraterrestrial apex predator with violent and lethal survival instincts.

Available on Amazon



Office Space 20th Anniversary Blu-ray
Release Date: N/A


Corporate drone Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) hates his soul-killing job at software company Initech. While undergoing hypnotherapy, Peter is left in a blissful state when his therapist dies in the middle of their session. He refuses to work overtime, plays games at his desk and unintentionally charms two consultants into putting him on the management fast-track. When Peter's friends learn they're about to be downsized, they hatch a revenge plot against the company inspired by "Superman III."

Available on Amazon


Booksmart
Release Date: September 3


In this fresh, unfiltered modern comedy, best friends and academic overachievers Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) realize they’ve missed out on pretty much all fun during high school. So, on the eve of graduation, they decide to make up for lost time with one wild adventure in this hilarious coming-of-age story about the meaningful bonds we create, also starring Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis.

Available on Amazon



Alita: Battle Angel

Release Date: July 23


From Academy Award winners James Cameron & Jon Landau, and visionary filmmaker Robert Rodriguez comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this discarded cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. When deadly and corrupt forces come after Alita, she discovers a clue to her past - she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she's grown to love.

Available on Amazon


Missing Link

Release Date: July 23


Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis lead an all-star voice cast in this globetrotting adventure from LAIKA, the makers of Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings. Hugh Jackman is Sir Lionel Frost, a brave and dashing adventurer who considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. The trouble is that no one else seems to agree. Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link. As species go, he’s as endangered as they get; he’s possibly the last of his kind, he’s lonely, and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him. Along with the independent and resourceful Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana), who possesses the only known map to the group’s secret destination, the unlikely trio embarks on a riotous rollercoaster ride of a journey to seek out Link’s distant relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La.

Available on Amazon



Breakthrough
Release Date: July 16


When Joyce Smith’s (Chrissy Metz) adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientiļ¬c prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

Available on Amazon



The Art of Racing in the Rain
Release Date: November 5


Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartwarming tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his unique insight into the human condition, Enzo helps his owners — race car driver Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), his wife Eve (Amanda Seyfried) and daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) — navigate life with a refreshing perspective on friendship, family and unconditional love.

Available on Amazon



The Americans Complete Box Series
Release Date: February 5, 2019


The Americans is an American period spy thriller television series created by Joe Weisberg for the FX television network. Set in the 1980s during the Cold War, it is the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple living in Falls Church, a Virginian suburb of Washington, D.C., with their children, Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati). Their neighbor Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) is an FBI agent working in counterintelligence.[1][2] Season 1 begins shortly after the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan in January 1981. Season 6 ends in December 1987, shortly before the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Available on Amazon



Family Guy 20 Greatest Hits
(DVD)
Release Date: January 8


HOLY SHIPOOPI! – Are you tired of loving Family Guy just for the hilarious jokes, sidesplitting sight gags and outrageously absurd cutaways? We’ve got you covered! Celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary with this marvelously musical collection of 20 song-and-dance-filled episodes, along with a symphony of extras created exclusively for this release. So grab “A Bag o’ Weed,” roast a “Candy Quahog Marshmallow!” and enjoy “The FCC Song” with your favorite “Shipoopi,” because “You’ve Got a Lot to See” (and hear) when you watch Family Guy’s 20 Greatest Hits!

Available on Amazon


The Simpsons Season 1-20 Box Set (DVD)
Release Date: December 3


Journey to Springfield to witness the adventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie from their humble and heartwarming beginnings in “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” and through all of the wild adventures of their first twenty seasons, featuring iconic episodes such as “Marge vs. The Monorail,” “Bart the General,” “You Only Move Twice” and the legendary two-parter, “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” The beloved series won 34 Emmys® and introduced the world to several celebrated guest appearances by fan favorites including Kelsey Grammer as the criminal mastermind, Sideshow Bob, Glenn Close who brilliantly played Homer’s loving and sweet mother, Mona Simpson and Albert Brooks as the evil genius, Hank Scorpio. In total, 1,000 copies of THE SIMPSONS: THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1-20 LIMITED EDITION will be created, with 500 available at Best Buy, and another 500 available at Amazon.com.


Available at Best Buy

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