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Happy Death Day 2U Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on May 14th

"Death made a killer comeback" in theaters earlier this year with the theatrical release of Happy Death Day 2U, and soon Tree's lethal time loop will make its way to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital as well.

Blu-ray.com reports that Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release Happy Death Day 2U on a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack beginning May 14th.

You can view the cover art and full list of special features below, and in case you missed it, listen to Heather Wixson talk with director Christopher Landon and star Jessica Rothe on a special Happy Death Day 2U episode of Corpse Club!

Written and directed by Christopher Landon, Happy Death Day 2U stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Rachel Matthews, and Ruby Modine.

Synopsis and Special Features (via Blu-ray.com): "It's déjà vu all over again for Tree Gelbman, the snarky sorority sister who solved her own
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The New Killer, the Big Secret, and Every Other Big Twist in Happy Death Day 2U Explained

  • Popsugar
Warning: Massive spoilers for all of Happy Death Day 2U lay below!

Now that Happy Death Day 2U has finally arrived, we have full license to tell you everything you're dying to know about the movie. And, well, there's a lot to go over! Even after the first film dazzled audiences, it left one big mystery hanging over our heads: why does Tree get stuck living the same day over and over again? Director Chris Landon promised there was a logical answer for all the insanity, which eventually went on to become the premise for the sequel.

Months passed, and then we finally got the trailer for HDD2U, wherein we learned that there isn't just one mystery but many. Tree is stuck in the same cycle again? There's a different killer?! What the hell is going on?

Luckily for you, I've seen the movie and I know at least
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Does ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

  • The Wrap
Does ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
Happy Death Day” has officially turned its slasher movie crossed with “Groundhog Day” premise into a franchise with “Happy Death Day 2U,” a sequel that revives the original film’s premise with a new science fiction twist.

Lead actress Jessica Rothe returns along with pretty much all of the original cast. Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews and Charles Aitken are all back, along with writer/director Christopher Landon. “Happy Death Day” is now officially a horror franchise.

The question is, then, does “Happy Death Day 2U” follow in the footsteps of so many franchise films, including some horror flicks, in including a bonus scene after or during the credits? Does “Happy Death Day 2U” get into the post-credits scene game to tease a future movie in the series?

Also Read: 'Happy Death Day 2U' Film Review: Frightfully Clever Slasher Sequel is 2 Cool 2 B Forgotten

To answer your question directly: Yes,
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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Review – Second Opinion

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta | Written and Directed by Christopher Landon

Director Christopher Landon, along with stars Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard as Tree Gelbman and Carter Davis, respectively return to the Blumhouse produced sequel of 2017′s surprise underground horror hit Happy Death Day with Happy Death Day 2U. An absurdly extravagant and absurdly evolved sequel and a film that manages to dial up an already bizarre concept to eleven and still manages to reap the benefits of a fun, entertaining venture that manages to hold its head above an overly convoluted sea of insanity and narrative confusion but only just.

Leading lady Jessica Rothe has undoubtedly cemented herself as an action horror heroine. Rothe has such splendid emotional range and depth. Crafting significant layers to a character tormented in burning agony by both past and
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Movie Review – Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

Happy Death Day 2U, 2019.

Directed by Christopher Landon.

Starring Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, Rachel Matthews, Ruby Modine, Steve Zissis and Charles Aitken.

Synopsis:

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

The first instalment of Happy Death Day was a mash-up of Groundhog Day and slasher horror and it was awesome. Its sequel goes further with the genre bending and includes a sci-fi twist and a lot more comedy. This time around Tree (Rothe) winds up stuck on Monday 18th again but this time in an alternate dimension. If it sounds a bit convoluted and confusing then that’s because it is, and yet despite the myriad of plot holes and problems the sci-fi element creates, Happy Death Day 2 U is so much fun to watch.

As with the first film, Jessica Rothe is fantastic
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Review: Happy Death Day 2U (Monte’s Take)

Take a moment and think of every great movie sequel you have ever seen. Now that you are done listing all the subpar sequels, how many are left on the list that are excellent? The craft of constructing a sequel is a difficult undertaking, especially if the first film is something special.

Happy Death Day was a surprise upon its release in 2017; a film that took the concept of the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day and turned it into a clever and unique horror film that delivered some really fun surprises. The turnaround for the sequel happened rather quickly, which is always a little concerning, but Happy Death Day 2U takes a route less traveled for movie sequels by twisting the narrative, including the genre, into something completely different.

Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) lived the same day over and over, dying at the hands of a masked killer every day until she
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Box Office: ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Lego Movie 2’ to Lead President’s Day Weekend

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Lego Movie 2’ to Lead President’s Day Weekend
Alita: Battle Angel” is holding a slim lead ahead of “Lego Movie 2’s” second frame with an estimated four-day take of $29.1 million from 3,790 North American locations.

“Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” meanwhile, is heading for about $25 million for a domestic tally of around $66 million. The two films lead the pack for a relatively sluggish President’s Day weekend, with the top 12 films totaling significantly below last year’s revenues, which were given a massive boost from the $242 million (four-day) premiere of “Black Panther.”

Robert Rodriguez’s cyberpunk action film starring Christoph Waltz and Rosa Salazar scored $7.53 million on Friday. James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis adapted the script from Yukito Kishiro’s manga series “Gunnm,” and the Fox sci-fier holds a 59% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Alita” marks a risk for the studio, with a costly $170 million production budget.

Warner Bros.’ “Lego Movie 2,” starring Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks, has taken
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The New Killer, the Big Secret, and Every Other Big Twist in Happy Death Day 2U Explained

Warning: Massive spoilers for all of Happy Death Day 2U lay below!

Now that Happy Death Day 2U has finally arrived, we have full license to tell you everything you're dying to know about the movie. And, well, there's a lot to go over! Even after the first film dazzled audiences, it left one big mystery hanging over our heads: why does Tree get stuck living the same day over and over again? Director Chris Landon promised there was a logical answer for all the insanity, which eventually went on to become the premise for the sequel.

Months passed, and then we finally got the trailer for HDD2U, wherein we learned that there isn't just one mystery but many. Tree is stuck in the same cycle again? There's a different killer?! What the hell is going on?

Luckily for you, I've seen the movie and I know at least
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Here’s Why the Plot of ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Makes No Sense

  • The Wrap
Here’s Why the Plot of ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Makes No Sense
(Major spoilers ahead for all of “Happy Death Day 2U”)

“Happy Death Day 2U” is a fascinating sequel, and surprisingly ambitious for a horror follow-up. Not content simply to do another death-based time loop, it wants to try new things and delve into science fiction for real. But it’s also frustrating because it doesn’t really commit to this new direction.

When it comes to putting things like quantum mechanics and time travel in your movie, all that really matters is that they be internally coherent. Like, it doesn’t matter how I think time travel or dimension hopping works, because those things are not actually real. What matters is that the movie sets some rules and then lives by them. Otherwise your story just won’t work.

Take “Back to the Future,” for example. That series has rules that are sorta silly (specifically the idea that you can
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Film Review: Sequel Surprisingly Surpasses the First Film in ‘Happy Death Day 2U’

Chicago – At some point, we’ve all experienced deja vu. Sure, it could just be because we lead a monotonous, predictable life, but I’d personally welcome the idea of something supernatural at play over the more practical explanation. That’s exactly what “Happy Death Day” introduced, and it was a hilarious slasher take on “Groundhog Day”, and luckily the sequel, “Happy Death Day 2U”, adds to the experience.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The first “Happy Death Day” is a hard film to forget, especially since it the main character is stuck in a repeating loop of waking up, getting murdered, and starting the day over again. This sort of time loop scenario isn’t new to us, especially with iconic films like “Groundhogs Day” and “Live. Die. Repeat.” (formerly known as “Edge of Tomorrow”). There is an inherent comedy to this scenario that is impossible to deny, which is something the film embraces fully and unabashedly.
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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Review

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta | Written and Directed by Christopher Landon

Happy Death Day‘s inspired slasher-version-of-Groundhog-Day premise proved a surprise hit for Blumhouse Productions back in October 2017, so it’s no surprise that a sequel has followed less than two years later. With the entire cast and director Christopher Landon back on board, the sequel finds increasingly clever ways to build on the first film without just resorting to more of the same (even if “more of the same” is the entire point of a time loop movie).

Initially, Happy Death Day 2U begins by focusing on a different character, namely science student Ryan (Phi Vu) – the roommate of heroine Tree’s (Jessica Rothe) now-boyfriend Carter (Israel Broussard) – who only had variations on a one-line cameo last time round. Here it’s Ryan who finds
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Happy Death Day 2U and the Difficult Nature of the Sequel

Don Kaye Feb 13, 2019

The cast and filmmakers of Happy Death Day 2U get us all caught up on the franchise and its future(s).

The original Happy Death Day in 2017 was a fresh twist on the slasher movie, a kind of cross between Happy Birthday to Me and Groundhog Day in which a troubled college student named Tree (Jessica Rothe) finds herself reliving her birthday over and over again, each time ending with her death at the hands of a masked killer. It’s only through her own realizations about her behavior and the way she evolves into a better person that Tree can solve the mystery and (literally) get her life back on track.

The comedic horror thriller was such a surprise success that Blumhouse Productions, the company behind this and many other genre hits, immediately fast-tracked a sequel called Happy Death Day 2U. Directed again by Christopher Landon
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Second Opinion – Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

Happy Death Day 2U, 2019.

Directed by Christopher Landon

Starring Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, Israel Broussard, Rachel Matthews, Suraj Sharma, Charles Aitken, Phi Vu, and Dean Bronson.

Synopsis:

Having survived repeatedly dying while being pursued by a masked killer, Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) discovers that this time around, she’s not the only one stuck in a murderous timeloop.

The timeloop narrative has been on repeat ever since Christopher Lloyd stuck Einstein in a Dolorean, but Hollywood has continually found ways to keep it fresh; comedy has given us Groundhog Day, the sci-fi angle was tackled by Edge of Tomorrow, and in 2017 Blumhouse Productions opened their Pandora’s box of horror to bring us hi-concept slasher Happy Death Day.

It turned out to be one of the most pleasantly surprising genre efforts of the year, largely thanks to a star-making performance from the eminently watchable Jessica Rothe, as the sorority house Phil Connors.
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Happy Death Day 2U – Review

(from left) Jessica Rothe as Tree Gelbman, Israel Broussard as Carter and Phi Vu as Ryan in “Happy Death Day 2U,” written and directed by Christopher Landon. Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures. © 2019 Universal Studios

In time for Valentine’s Day comes Happy Death Day 2U, a sequel to the 2017 horror/comedy Happy Death Day. College student Tree (Jessica Rothe) is back for another day of repeated deaths, but this time it is someone else stuck in the loop of a repeated day. Nonetheless, it is still fierce sorority girl Tree, who went through this before, who must solve the mystery and stop the murderous loop.

Audiences don’t really have to have seen the original to follow the story in the sequel, as Happy Death Day 2U provides a quick little recap of the first film, as Tree explains the situation to the new guy caught in the death day time loop.
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Happy Death Day 2U Movie Review

  • ShockYa
Happy Death Day 2U Movie Review
Title: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Director: Christopher Landon (‘Happy Death Day,’ ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,‘ ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, Ruby Modine and Rachel Matthews Dying over and over can sometimes be surprisingly easier to contend with than the dangers that lie […]

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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Film Review: Frightfully Clever Slasher Sequel is 2 Cool 2 B Forgotten

  • The Wrap
‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Film Review: Frightfully Clever Slasher Sequel is 2 Cool 2 B Forgotten
How do you make a sequel out of a film which, by design, was already repetitive? “Happy Death Day” was the best original slasher film in recent memory, and following up its “Groundhog Day meets Graduation Day” premise with another simple time loop would have been easy, and probably even fun. But returning director Christopher Landon has more ambitious ideas in “Happy Death Day 2U,” transforming the original high-concept slasher into a ambitious and witty sci-fi treatise on alternate realities and the cinematic significance of personal growth in sequels, which frequently forces protagonists to unlearn valuable lessons of the past, just so they can take the same cinematic journey over and over again.

The smart, funny “Happy Death Day” starred Jessica Rothe (“La La Land”) as a stuck-up college student who relived the same day over and over again, because at the end of it she always got killed by
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Review: Happy Death Day 2U Isn’t the Sequel I Was Expecting – And That’s Why It’s Awesome

  • DailyDead
As a lifelong devotee of the slasher subgenre, Christopher Landon’s Happy Death Day was one of my favorite horror films of 2017, as its infectious charms and clever approach to mixing up the formula we’ve come to expect engrained itself deeply into my genre-loving soul. When a sequel was announced, I was thrilled and excited—naturally—but part of me wondered if the follow-up would succumb to sequelitis and give us fans just more of the same, especially considering how much this concept of looping time was a part of Happy Death Day’s story. But leave it to writer/director Christopher Landon to come up with a brilliant approach to figuring out how you give fans more of what they loved about the original, but still drastically change things up with Happy Death Day 2U, making it one of the most innovative and surprising sequels to come out in years.
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Film Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’
Two years ago, “Happy Death Day” was built around a stunt so gimmicky but surefire — a masked-killer horror scenario that repeats over and over again, with variations, like a slasher-film version of “Groundhog Day” — that it seemed almost remarkable no one had ever tried it before. The feisty sorority-girl heroine, named Tree, woke up in a stranger’s dorm room on the morning of her birthday and then proceeded to hurtle through a series of random encounters that led, inevitably, to her death at the hands of a psycho in a baby mask. In the movie, she was killed 11 times. Each time, though, she woke up again in that same room, ready to relive the day once more and maybe, this time, make it right.

All of which raises the question: What does a thriller that is rooted in the very structure of repetition do for an encore? More of the same?
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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Review: Jessica Rothe Still Kicks Butt in a Messy, Genre-Mashing Sequel

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Review: Jessica Rothe Still Kicks Butt in a Messy, Genre-Mashing Sequel
Everyone knows that Christopher Landon’s 2017 surprise hit “Happy Death Day” — a funny, fresh “Groundhog Day” for the horror set — chronicled the fallout of a screwy timeline loop that impacted just one person, but what “Happy Death Day 2U” presupposes is, what if that’s not true? At least, that’s how Landon’s sequel starts, approaching the repeating-day trope that drove the first film, imagining that another student of Bayfield University is stuck in a loop that restarts only after they befall a gruesome death. It’s a fine enough idea, but from the start, Landon’s own script is at odds with its aims, understanding too late that it detracts from what’s always been the best part of the newly minted franchise: star Jessica Rothe.

While the film’s opening scenes make it appear as if this iteration will focus on Carter’s (Israel Broussard) spacey roommate
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Happy Death Day 2U Review

  • HeyUGuys
Back in 2017, Blumhouse and Christopher Landon’s Groudhog Day style comedy horror Happy Death Day came just at the right time to fill a void left by late 90s to early 2000s teenage slashers in the Scream and Final Destiny series vein. The film went on to delight horror fans with its inspired premise and cleverly executed plot.

In Happy Death Day 2U, Landon is back in the directing seat with a sequel which sadly leaves a lot to be desired in the originality stakes. Playing around with the same ideas as its predecessor, this new instalment remains hugely watchable even if it brings nothing new to the slasher comedy genre.

After a blissful couple of weeks spent getting to know her new boyfriend Carter (Israel Broussard), Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) unexpectedly re-enters the time loop which turned her last birthday into a living hell. This time, Tree learns that
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