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Lionsgate announces a cage full of great new DVDs

Poor Robin. Angry maybe?
Poor Robin. Angry maybe?
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Hear that roar?
It's Lions,at the gate.
Lionsgate has a slew of great new DVDs.
We tease you . . .
The gripping biopic about the most important Hispanic activist in American history, Cesar Chavez, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD Ultraviolet), DVD (plus Digital Ultraviolet), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on July 22. The film will be available two weeks earlier on Digital HD on July 8. An all-star cast led by Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and Academy Award nominee John Malkovich bring to life the inspirational story of the man who moved millions to join the fight for social justice. A “making of” documentary will be available exclusively on the Blu-ray release.
From Pantelion Films, the studio behind the blockbuster crossover hit Instructions Not Included, and directed by Diego Luna from a screenplay by Keir Pearson and Timothy J. Sexton and story by Keir Pearson, Cesar Chavez tells the story of a man who inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey began in Delano, California, and led him across the United States and to Europe where he tirelessly fought for reform. Cesar Chavez chronicles this incredible story and is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world.

Scarlett Johansson stars as an alien seductress in the thriller Under the Skin, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD July 15. The film, which was released theatrically by A24, comes from visionary director Jonathan Glazer. It is a story of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial, or maybe something in between. Filled with Mica Levi's mesmerizing score and stunning visual sequences, the film was nominated for the Golden Lion award at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and four awards at the 2013 British Independent Film Awards, including Best Actress (Johansson) and Best Director (Jonathan Glazer). A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Based on the novel by Michel Faber, Under the Skin examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results. DVD and Blu-ray include a "making of" featurette.

Iconic comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams stars in the heartfelt comedy The Angriest Man In Brooklyn coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD July 22. Also starring Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis, Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage and Oscar winner Melissa Leo.
Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life.
Including a behind-the-scenes featurette and a hilarious gag reel, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

Prepare for an epic battle between man and beast when action stars Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren collide in Legendary, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View July 29. Directed by Eric Styles, the action-thriller follows the battle between two rivals who capture a mythical creature that shouldn’t exist. The Legendary DVD includes a “making of” featurette.
Travis Preston assembles his team for an expedition to a remote region in China’s hinterland, where a wild animal that the locals believe to be a primeval monster they call the “Shocate” is said to roam free. Travis’ nemesis, Jim Harker, a merciless trophy hunter, has already set up camp. A race against time ensues and Travis and his team have to pool all their resources if they want to capture this legendary creature alive…

Break out the pizza and relive America’s favorite turtle-action when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Classics comes out of its shell and onto DVD July 29. Fun for the whole family, the collection includes the “Top 10” rated episodes by fans as found on TV.com. Perfectly timed to the new theatrical release ofTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the 30th anniversary of the entire TMNT saga, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Classics DVD is complete with bodacious bonus features. Also, back by popular demand is the exclusive collectible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection Party Van featuring all 10 classic seasons on 23 DVDs available.
Multiple dimensions, and formidable foes–the shell-busting “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” were always ready with their green-machine justice! Relive 10 classic fan-favorite episodes featuring Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo as they battle archenemies from this dimension and beyond in their continuing mission to keep the world safe. Grab a slice of “Cowabunga” and travel back to the sewers of this mutant-packed series!