Among the DVD releases next week is a film from Raleigh’s own Peyton Reed and a 1970s TV sitcom that starred comedian Don Rickles.
(PG-13, 115 minutes, Disney): Ant-Man, an obscure Marvel character first introduced in 1962, has the ability to shrink to the size of an ant without altering his normal human strength. It’s the fifth full-length feature film directed by Raleigh native Peyton Reed. Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, a man who inherits the mantle of Ant-Man from the costumed crusader’s originator, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). A Chicago Tribune reviewer described it as “part ‘Land of the Giants,’ part heist film,” and praised it for its light and comic tone as a break from “Avengers/Captain America” destruction.
The cast also includes Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Michael Pena and Anthony Mackie. Contains sci-fi action violence and some rude language. Extras include deleted scene. Blu-ray adds “Making of an Ant-Sized Heist: A How-To Guide”; “Let’s Go to the Macroverse” featurette; “WHIH NewsFront” collection of content, including a glimpse at the future of Pym Technologies with Darren Cross, anchor Christine Everhart’s interview with soon-to-be-released prisoner Scott Lang on his notorious VistaCorp heist, and more; deleted and extended scenes; gag reel; commentary by Reed and Paul Rudd.
(PG, 91 minutes, Universal): The popular small yellow characters from the “Despicable Me” movies get their own full-length feature. And to the adage “A little bit goes a long way” could be added, “More is not always better.” Contains slapstick violence and mild rude humor. Extras include deleted scene, “Jingle Bells Minion Style.” Blu-ray adds three new original mini-movies: “Cro Minion,” “Competition,” “Binky Nelson Unpacified”; “Around The World Interactive Map” explores the world of the Minions with and features a collection of games, trivia, featurettes, storyboards, and more all themed to movie locations; “Behind the Goggles – The Illumination Story of the Minions” with eight “behind the googles” look at the history and evolution of the yellow henchmen; “Illumination Macguff Animation” seven-part exploration of the challenges and excitement behind the Minion characters and bringing them alive through animation in the movie.
Also out Dec. 8
- “Emptying Skies”
- Jellyfish Eyes”
- “Knock Knock”
- “One & Two”
- “One Eyed Girl”
- The Transporter Refueled”
- “The Unauthorized Full House Story”
- “Xmas Without China”
- “CPO Sharkey: The Best of Season One” (six episodes of 1970s comedy starring Don Rickles)
- “Family Guy Season” (three-disc set, 18 episodes)
- “Hannibal: Season Three: (four-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray, 13 episodes)