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'Toy Story 4' makes a play on home video

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 11:52:47-04

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


Stiff competition for Chucky in the realm of terrifying dolls, Annabelle creepily pops up in her third film, an offshoot of "The Conjuring" saga. Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga make up the ensemble cast. Writer/director Gary Dauberman spins a creepy tale of children who ill-advisedly break Annabelle -- a conduit to the demonic world -- out of safekeeping, jeopardizing everyone's lives in the process. Extras include deleted scenes and a trio of making-of featurettes.


One of the better-reviewed horror films of the year, clocking in with an 83 percent positive Rotten Tomatoes rating, the dark, offbeat tale from director Ari Aster ("Hereditary") is set at a Swedish summer festival. Florence Pugh plays a traveler who begins to notice sinister things going on at the event. Aster's knack for soaking his films with a sense of dread and suspense shines through once again. Extras include a making-of featurette and the infamous "Bear in a Cage" promo.


Pixar continues its most storied franchise with yet another tear-jerking entry. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen lead the voice cast, which memorably adds Tony Hale as Forky, a bizarre, existentially troubled spork and pipe cleaner concoction made by a girl who is struggling to adjust to life at school. Exquisite animation blends with powerful storytelling and ample humor for yet another brilliant addition to the "Toy Story" saga. For my full review, click here. Extras include a toybox full of special features, including featurettes, interviews and scene breakdowns.

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