New on DVD: Cool off this summer with 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire'

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The second entry in a ghostly franchise reboot tops the DVD releases for the week of June 25.

"Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire": The sequel to the lega-sequel to the 1980s action comedy finds the new and old generation of Ghostbusters back in the Big Apple battling the evil Elsa of ghosts.

"Picking up where 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' left off three years ago, 'Frozen Empire' is also like 'Afterlife' in that it has way too much going on as it attempts to juggle two movies' worth of actors," writes Star Tribune critic Chris Hewitt in his review. "There's the return of (most of) the original Ghostbusters, in the game form of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson — and, surprisingly, Murray makes the least impact of the trio, with Aykroyd and Hudson generating tender feelings in a scene that has nothing to do with ghosts."


"The Boys in the Boat": George Clooney directs this adaptation of Daniel James Brown’s bestselling book about the University of Washington crew team who competed at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. With Callum Turner and Joel Edgerton.

"Monkey Man": Dev Patel directs and stars in this action thriller as a lowly fighter who works his way toward the top of a powerful leadership organization in order to enact his childhood revenge.

"The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare": From director Guy Ritchie, this WWII film is based on a true story of an early British special ops team which undertakes a mission to prevent German U-boats from cutting off England. Starring Henry Cavill and Alan Ritchson.

"The First Slam Dunk": Japanese animated sports film about a teen trying to follow in his deceased brother's footsteps on the basketball court.

"Ancient Aliens: Season 19": Dig even deeper into the possible role of extraterrestrials in mankind's past with the History Channel's long-running series.

"Lights Out": Frank Grillo, Mekhi Phifer and Jaime King star in this action thriller set in the world of underground fighting.


"Uproar": A teen boy finds inner strength in this New Zealand coming-of-age drama.

"South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut": The first theatrical outing for the South Park gang arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary.

"Team America: World Police": Marking 20 years since its release, Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s 2004 puppetry comedy also makes debut on 4K Ultra HD.

"The Underground Railroad": Barry Jenkins' adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s award-winning novel, a 10-part limed series that premiered on Prime Video, joins the Criterion Collection with this four-disc set.

"Blue Velvet": David Lynch's highly regarded 1986 movie about a disquieting small town enjoys a 4K upgrade from Criterion.

"Orlando, My Political Biography": This 2023 French documentary inspired by Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel joins Criterion's Janus Contemporaries lineup.


"The Boy and the Heron": This Oscar winning animated feature from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli follows a young boy as he travels into a mysterious underworld to save his mother.


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