Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Tabs Jan. 24 For Director Tommy Wirkola's Violent Night • Feb. 14 For Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment was busy this past week dealing out street dates for recent theatrical releases making the transition to the home entertainment packaged media marketplace. 

First up, arriving on Jan. 24, is director Tommy Wirkola’s Christmas-season themed action/comedy, Violent Night, starring David Harbour (as Santa), John Leguizamo and Beverly D’Angelo.

The ARR is a lightning-quick 53 days, with box office receipts currently standing at $49.4 million.

Planned for release are a stand-alone DVD edition, as well as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack SKU.

Bonus goodies include commentary with director Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), producer Guy Danella, and scriptwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller, extended and deleted scenes and a trio of featurettes — “Quarrelin’ Kringle,” “Santa’s Helpers: The Making of Violent Night” and “Deck the Halls with Brawls.”

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

In other release news from Universal this past week, writer/director Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans will be making its way home on Feb. 14 as a full-spread selection of home entertainment package media product offerings.

The ARR works out to 95 days and box office receipts — especially for a Spielberg film — are running a little light at $13.4 million (against a reported $40 million production budget).

Planned for distribution are Combo Pack editions for the 4K Ultra HD (with Blu-ray) and Blu-ray (with DVD) formats, plus a stand-alone DVD purchasing option.

Bonus features exclusive to the Combo Pack editions are two featurettes — “Family Dynamics” and “Crafting the World of the Fabelmans” — with the additional featurette titled “The Fabelmans: A Personal Journey” common to all SKUs.



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