20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment brought smiles to many a fan this week with the news that director John Madden’s The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the follow-up to his 2011 comedy hit, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, will be released as Blu-ray and DVD product offerings on July 14.
The ARR is 130 days and domestic theatrical ticket sales were $32.3 million.
Dev Patel (also starring in Well Go USA’s July 7th DVD and Blu-ray debut of The Road Within, plus such films as Slumdog Millionaire, Chappie, etc.) and his “guests” return (Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle and Celia Imrie) for another round of complicated mix-ups … they are joined by newcomers Richard Gere and David Strathairn.
Bonus nuggets include a half-dozen production featurettes and photo gallery.
In other release news from 20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment this past week, director Christopher Menaul’s three-hour television event movie, Killing Jesus, will be available as both DVD and Blu-ray product offerings on June 2.
Bonus features include nine video sessions with various cast members —including Kelsey Grammer as King Herod, Stephanie Leonidas as Salome and Stephen Moyer as Pontius Pilate — and eight production featurettes.