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The return of Marvel’s interstellar super-crew tops the DVD releases for the week of Aug. 1.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”: The final installment of director James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy focuses on the origin story of Rocket Raccoon, and his past as an experimental lab animal.
“With a new comic book movie gig at another studio, Gunn is a filmmaker with nothing to lose in the MCU, and for the end of his trilogy, his Marvel swan song, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ he throws it all at the wall with a satisfying splat,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “It’s to Marvel and Disney’s credit that they let Gunn deliver such an incredibly weird, gleefully goopy genre picture.”
ALSO NEW ON DVD AUG. 1
“About My Father”: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco wrote and stars in this comedy which finds Robert De Niro playing his father, an Italian immigrant who crashes a weekend get-together with his girlfriend and her parents.
“Maggie Moore”: John Slattery directs this crime comedy starring Jon Hamm as a small-town police chief trying to solve the murder of two women with the same name. Also starring Tina Fey and Nick Mohammed.
“River Wild”: The white-water rapids aren’t the only source of danger in this thriller about a rafting trip where one of the party is harboring a dark secret.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”: John Hughes’ seminal 1986 comedy starring Matthew Broderick as a high school student who ditches class for a day of adventure in Chicago is available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time.
Disney 100: Animated classics “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Frozen” receive special anniversary SteelBook releases as part of Disney’s ongoing centennial celebration.
OUT ON DIGITAL HD AUG. 1
“The Blackening”: In this horror comedy, a group of friends gather for a college reunion weekend and test the trope — if all the characters in the horror movie are Black, who dies first?
“I Am Rage”: A sinister cult abducts a women who turns out to have a particular set of skills in this action film.
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