'Rogue One' rockets onto Blu-ray

Posted at 9:56 AM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 11:32:58-04

Here are this week's hottest home video releases.

Harry Potter 4-7 4K

The second half of the epic eight-film series gets a spectacular Ultra HD treatment, making "The Order of the Phoenix," "The Half-Blood Prince" and the two "Deathly Hallows" movies look the best they ever have on home video. The new transfers take advantage of HDR color distribution to provide a shimmering look at Hogwarts. The slate of extras is exhaustive, just as it was with the Blu-ray releases, including 4K digital copies as well as cast interviews, featurettes on the effects and character profiles.

Office Party Unrated

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon and Olivia Munn team up for an uproarious, delightfully inappropriate comedy that keeps the laugh rolling from beginning to end. What little plot there is centers around a desperate attempt to save a failing business by impressing a client with a wild blowout. Clever scripting and selfless performances help maintain the momentum. Extras in the Blu-ray/digital combo include the extended unrated version of the movie, deleted and extended scenes and commentary by directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck. 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

In this stunning prequel, set in the days before "A New Hope," Felicity Jones and Diego Luna play part of a secret initiative sent out to retrieve Darth Vader's Death Star plans in order to discover a weakness that could derail the Empire's plans. For my full review of the film -- my favorite in the entire series -- click here. Extras in the Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo include featurettes on the characters and settings, an interview with John Knoll about how he came out with the concept, a look at the movie's references and footage of the premiere.

Swan Princess: Royally Undercover 

Princess Alise, Lucas and their friends head off on a secret adventure to discover the lowdown on some new visitors to the kingdom. The animated family adventure -- the seventh in the beloved series -- continues to capture the imaginations of the young and young at heart. The lone notable extra highlights the recording of the film's theme song, performed by Mary Kate.

Studios provided review screeners.