Monday, December 7, 2015

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Says 2016 For DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Editions Of The Intern (Jan. 19) And Black Mass (Feb. 16)

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
One of the most satisfying comedies of 2015 — on at least two levels — is writer/director Nancy Meyers’ The Intern, teaming Oscar-winner Robert De Niro (Godfather: Part II and Raging Bull) with Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables).

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced this past week that The Intern will be making its way to the home entertainment market place on Jan. 19 and both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions.

The ARR is an industry average 116 days and box office receipts totaled $74.6 million.

Bonus goodies include the featurette “Learning From Experience,” which is common to both the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack SKUs, and two additional featurettes — “Designs on Life” and “The Three Interns” — which are exclusive to the Blu-ray edition.

Also announced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment this week is the career-saving film from director Scott Cooper, Black Mass.   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The career saved: Johnny Depp, who could get an Oscar nomination for his performance as career criminal James “Whitey” Bulger.   After Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, Into the Woods and Mortdecai it look as though the only films that Depp could appear in — that were commercially successfully — would have to do with pirates (hint: another one is on the way in 2017).   Black Mass breaks that streak … he is brilliant here!

Warner Bros. has selected Feb. 16 as the release date for DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions, which yields a leisurely 151 days for the ARR.  Box office receipts were a respectable $62.6 million.

Common to both release versions is the featurette titled, “Johnny Depp: Becoming Whitey Bulger.”  Exclusive to the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack are two additional featurettes — “The Manhunt for Whitey Bulger” and “Black Mass: Deepest Cover, Darkest Crime.”

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