Monday, June 27, 2016

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Tabs Aug. 2 For The Release Of DVD And Blu-ray Editions Of Key and Peele's Keanu

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Keanu, Ralph Tribbey
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment let it be known this past week that director Peter Atencio’s comedy starring Key and Peele, Keanu, will be making its way to the home entertainment market place on Aug. 2 as both DVD and Blu-ray product offerings.

The ARR comes in at 95 days and ticket sales from its pre-Memorial Day theatrical run totaled $20.5 million.

When Keanu is taken hostage, no not THAT Keanu, but Keanu the cat, Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) and Rell (Jordan Peele) spring into action and assume the personas of street thugs to convince the “catnappers” that crime doesn’t pay.   Of course things for the boys go south from there as they are mistaken for the ruthless killers know as the “Allentown Boys” (who do a bit of their handy work during the film’s opening sequence).

A deal is worked out, help provide the muscle on a dangerous drug deal and Keanu will be returned.   

If you are a fan of Key and Peele, then all the plot you are going to need is a missing cat and some alternate identities — which the comic duo deliver in spades — to make for 99 minutes of pure fun.   They even got that other Keanu to do the voice of his namesake in a comedy sketch that can easily stand on its own.   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Keanu, Ralph Tribbey
Bonus nuggets include a gag reel, deleted scenes and the featurette titled “Keanu: My First Movie.”

In other release news this week from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Aug. 16 marks the DVD debut of the fourth installment in the studio’s “Cinderella” film series.   

Titled A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits, it follows A Cinderella Story (2004, with Hilary Duff), Another Cinderella Story (2008, with Selena Gomez) and Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011, with Lucy Hale), with Sofia Carson taking over the updated Cinderella persona.

Bonus goodies for this direct-to-video release include deleted scenes, a gag reel, a trio of featurettes — “Style#n Cinderella,” “Get Your Glam On” and “How to Get Loose” — plus two music videos, “Do You” and “The Cinderella Mash.”

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