“The Fault in Our Stars”: Due Sept. 16
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. Based upon the No. 1 bestselling novel by John Green. The Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray offers an extended version of Augustus and Hazel’s Story and includes an exclusive, limited-time-only Infinity Bracelet. Extras: Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green; promotional featurettes: “The Cast,” “The Making of The Fault in Our Stars,” “The Transformation,” “Literature to Life,” “Our Little Infinity,” “The Music Behind Our Stars”; gallery. Blu-ray adds six deleted scenes, “The Stars Align: Book to Screen.” Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray adds the extended version and an extended cut audio commentary by Josh Boone and John Green. Vitals: Director: Josh Boone. Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Nat Wolff, Lotte Verbeek, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 126 min., Romantic Drama, Box office gross: $121.599 million, Fox.
“Maleficent”: Due Nov. 4
The untold story of the iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal — an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Extras: TBA. Vitals: Director: Robert Stromberg. Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley, Peter Capaldi, Brenton Thwaites, Ella Purnell, Imelda Staunton, Sam Riley. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 97 min., Fantasy Adventure, Box office gross: $230.339 million, Disney.