January 26th Blu-ray, digital and DVD releases
Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD Column on January 26th! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed descriptions of various titles below! Click any highlighted title to buy from Amazon!
New movies on Blu-ray / DVD
Batman: Soul of the Dragon
Faced with a deadly threat from his past, Bruce Wayne must enlist the help of three former classmates as he tackles the otherworldly challenges ahead.
When a mysterious creature uses a boy’s devices to invade our world, his parents must fight to save him from the monster beyond the screens.
Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson), also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the military to save his declining business. Meanwhile, a precocious 12-year-old hires a killer to kill Santa Claus after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking.
Stories of the uncanny
When Covid-19 hit, Severin Films boss David Gregory and the author of House Of Psychotic Women, Kier-La Janisse, decided to ask their industry friends which top 5 films and segments would make up the ultimate horror anthology. The result was an international zoomable documentary with Eli Roth, Joe Dante, Greg Nicotero, Mark Hartley, Mick Garris, Ernest Dickerson, Joko Anwar, Ramsey Campbell, David DeCoteau, Kim Newman, Jovanka Vuckovic, Luigi Cozzi, Tom Savini and Jenn Wexler, Larry Fessenden, Richard Stanley, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Brian Yuzna, Gary Sherman, Rebekah McKendry and Roger Corman openly discuss the best Portmanteaus in film / television history.
Mean Man: The Story of Chris Holmes
From legendary rock star to construction worker, Chris Holmes has led a life full of ups and downs. After the ex-WASP guitarist lost the publishing rights to his own songs and dealt with addiction problems, he first had to live in his mother-in-law’s basement in France. His rise, fall and rebirth are told through archive and concert recordings as well as through interviews with former and current band members.
Los Angeles, 2008. As the city stands on the verge of social, economic, and environmental chaos, the fate of an eclectic group of characters, including an amnesiac action star (Dwayne Johnson), a grown-up movie star who owns her own reality TV Project developed (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and a police officer whose identity has split in two (Seann William Scott) intertwine with each other and with all of humanity.
JSA – Common Security Area
Gunfire breaks out in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, killing two North Korean soldiers while a wounded South Korean soldier (Lee Byung-hun) escapes to safety. In the face of the weak peace between the two warring nations, a neutral team of investigators, led by Sophie Jean (Lee Young-ae, Lady Vengeance), has been dispatched by the Swiss Army to question both sides to determine what really happened to cover Darkness out in no man’s land.
Roland Emmerich wrote the ultimate action-adventure film; an exhilarating human survival ride that explodes with groundbreaking special effects. Cast includes John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson and Danny Glover.
Giant from the unknown
A huge, degenerate Spanish conqueror from the 16th century named Vargas is freed from floating animations by lightning in 1958. Then he goes on a rampage in a mountain town. A rebellion!
Danny Kaye plays the kind-hearted entertainer Hawkins, who dresses up as the legendary jokers king, Giacomo. Hawkins infiltrates the court of the evil villain Basil Rathbone, but royal chaos ensues when a sorceress hypnotizes him.
After the thin man
Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder linked to Nora’s family.
Room for one more
A couple with three children who decide that three is definitely not enough. The comical complications of adopting a few new family members add to this fun family movie.
The pajama game
Work and management at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory haven’t been sleeping much lately: a proposed 7 1⁄2 cents hourly increase is the reason for this – and a strike could ensue.
The theater bizarre
On a shabby street, a young woman is obsessed with a long-abandoned theater. One night she sneaks in. There in the huge auditorium, a show like no other unfolds before your eyes. His host is a strange puppet-like man who will introduce her to six stories about what is really bizarre. As the stories unfold, something strange happens to the woman, something irreversible and terrible.
Douglas Buck’s family portraits reveal the fear, the fetishes and the festering behind the mild facade of the suburb USA. In immaculate middle-class households, oppressed husbands and fathers dominate their loved ones like prison guards, neglected women and mothers in order to feel alive, and vulnerable children must inherit the legacy of abuse.
New to Digital HD
Born a champion
Dennis Quaid and Sean Patrick Flanery make headlines on this powerful underdog story about a beaten jujitsu fighter who gets a second shot at stardom when a rematch with his enemy is declared.
After receiving life-changing news for Nicole and Matthew, the couple find unexpected support from their best friend, who is putting his own life on hold to move to his family home.
A wealthy African-American psychiatrist is sent to federal prison after convicted of the murder of his wife. As a victim of systemic racism, he ends up in solitary confinement, slowly drifting into madness and being brought to a break.
TV on Blu-ray and DVD
Border Town Season 1
In the first season of the Finnish crime thriller Bordertown, investigator Kari Sorjonen and his family move to a small town for a more peaceful life. But it seems that the idyllic existence they were hoping for is far from the reality of this border town between Finland and Russia.
You: The Complete Second Season (DVD)
Bookstore salesman Joe (Penn Badgley) transfers his cheeky attitude towards modern dating, social media and obsessive love from New York to Los Angeles in the second season of the surprise series.