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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Will Smith, right, with Demi Singleton, left, and Saniyya Sidney in a scene from "King Richard." (Chiabella James/ Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
Posted at 7:02 AM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-08 14:59:16-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Here are this week's hottest home video releases. Find them on disc, or streaming services such as iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and Google Play.

Elizabeth Gillies and Stephanie Beatriz lend their voices to Catwoman and Batwoman in this animated DC film, who clash as Catwoman attempts to pull off a jewel heist. With intense action scenes and am intense, twist-filled script, the film marks the rare occasion that Catwoman gets her due as a complex, introspective lead. Villains Barbara Minerva, Tobias Whale, Black Mask, Nosferata and Cheshire also appear.

Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace and Finn Woldfhard join OG "Ghostbusters" Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson in this emotional, fan-service-filled continuation of the original series. Wisely ignoring the ill-conceived 2016 reboot, the film joins a new generation of Ghostbusters with the originals to confront a threat from beyond. Excellent effects include Harold Ramis, who died in 2014, in the cast. Extras include a deleted scene and a slew of making-of featurettes.

The long-running game-adaptation series gets a reboot, which backtracks in the zombie outbreak franchise's convoluted timeline. There isn't much to the script, but occasional top-flight action scenes help the film live up to the meager standards of the series. Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen and Robbie Amell star. a trio of making-of features headlines the extras.

Will Smith takes on the complex role of Richard Williams, who went to incredible lengths to form daughters Venus and Serena into tennis stars. A rags-to-riches triumph, the film is powered by Smith's nuanced performance. Extras include deleted scenes, a look at Smith's creative process and a making-of featurette.

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