Three major films got home box-office release dates this week, and will be available on Blu-ray and Digital HD this winter. Universal has set winter release dates for “The Girl on the Train,” and the horror-sequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” and Lionsgate will release “Deepwater Horizon”.
“The Girl on the Train,” the adaptation of the bestseller by Paula Hawkins, will release on Digital HD starting on January 3, 2017 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 17, 2017. At the time this article was written, you can pre-order the film on sites like Amazon.com and save over 30% off the Blu-Ray version.
In the film Emily Blunt (Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow) stars as Rachel, a woman devastated by divorce, who spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. The mystery unfolds as she becomes increasingly un-hinged and serves as the unreliable sole witness to a tragic disappearance. The Girl on the Train Blu-ray and DVD includes never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes and exclusive bonus features allowing audiences to go behind the scenes with the cast for the ultimate in-home movie experience. The film also stars Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), Haley Bennett (The Magnificent Seven), Justin Theroux (“The Leftovers”), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), Edgar Ramirez (Joy), Allison Janney (The Help, Spy), Laura Prepon (“Orange is the New Black”) and Lisa Kudrow (“The Comeback”).
Universal will also be releasing the prequel to the horror hit “Oujia,” the popular follow-up “Ouija: Origin of Evil” will arrive on Digital HD January 10, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 17, 2017. The film is also available for pre-order through authorized retailers like Amazon.com.
Set 50 years prior to the events that took place in Ouija, director and writer Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Before I Wake) tells a terrifying new tale as a grieving spiritualist mother and her young daughters discover the buried dangers of an ancient game. The home box-office versions include exclusive bonus content like deleted scenes, a character spotlight, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, and more.
In 1967 Los Angeles, Alice (Elizabeth Reaser, The Twilight Series, Young Adult), a widowed mother and her daughters Paulina (Annalise Basso, Captain Fantastic) and Doris (Lulu Wilson, “The Millers”), add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business when Alice brings home a sinister Ouija board. Breaking a cardinal rule of the game while desiring to communicate with their deceased father, the family inadvertently conjures a malevolent force, unleashing a terror to be reckoned with. As the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears with the help of a priest (Henry Thomas, E.T The Extraterrestrial) to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.
Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg partnered with director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) again to create the action-drama “Deepwater Horizon,” which will be arriving on Digital HD December 20, 2016. The film will be available on 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On-Demand starting on January 10, 2017.
“Deepwater Horizon” honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change all of their lives forever. This epic story of survival also stars Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Academy Award nominee John Malkovich (Best Supporting Actor, In the Line of Fire, 1993), Gina Rodriguez (TV’s “Jane the Virgin”), Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner franchise), and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, Almost Famous, 2000).