From the folks who gave us “Despicable Me” comes “Sing,” which comes out Tuesday (Universal, $30-$35). Matthew McConaughey leads the voice cast as Buster Moon, a failing impresario who hatches the idea of a singing contest to get back on track. It’s all he can do to scrape together a $1,000 prize, so things quickly go wonky when a misprint pitches the winnings as $100,000.
“Sing” is a safe bet as light, frothy entertainment for viewers of all ages. Kids will like the slapstick antics of the humanized animals who populate the movie, and adults will smirk at the musical send-ups.
Among the extras on disc are three cute mini-movies featuring side characters from the film.
A new 'Shell'
Before the live-action "Ghost in the Shell," starring Scarlett Johansson, hits theaters March 31, check out the mid-'90s anime classic that inspired the new movie. Out now is a new release of the original movie — about a female cybernetic agent's quest to hunt down an evil entity called the Puppet Master — in a limited-edition steelbook case with artwork by Mondo (Anchor Bay, $35). The fancy shell is the only thing fresh about this edition. The Blu-ray is otherwise the same: high-def video with audio in two-channel Japanese or much more immersive 5.1-channel English, and no extras.
A 'Leap' forward
Golden Valley-based Mill Creek Entertainment strikes again with “Quantum Leap: The Complete Series” on Blu-ray. The cult favorite TV series, which ran from 1989 to 1993, stars Scott Bakula as a time traveler who jumps into the bodies of other people to right historic wrongs. The 18-disc set has decent-quality video (presented in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio) and OK audio, with no extras. But at about $55 from some online retailers, this one’s a no-brainer bargain for fans.
Also out Tuesday
• “Assassin’s Creed”
• “In Dubious Battle”
• “A Kind of Murder”
• “Live by Night”
• “Miss Sloane”