Courtesy of New Line Cinema

Experience the most badass private detective ever to walk the streets when SHAFT arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. New Line Cinema’s action comedy SHAFT was directed by Tim Story (the Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises).

The film stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Glass, Captain Marvel), Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence, Almost Christmas), Regina Hall (Girls Trip, Little), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse, Love, Simon), Matt Lauria (TV’s “Kingdom,” Friday Night Lights), Titus Welliver (Argo, TV’s “Bosch”), Cliff “Method Man” Smith (Peppermint, Trainwreck) and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft.

The film was produced by John Davis under his Davis Entertainment banner. Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, TV’s “Black-ish”) and Alex Barnow (TV’s “The Goldbergs”) wrote the screenplay based on the character John Shaft from the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Richard Brener, Josh Mack, Story, Ira Napoliello, Barris and Marc S. Fischer served as executive producers.

Story’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Larry Blanford (Ride Along, Tag), production designer Wynn Thomas (Hidden Figures), editor Peter S. Elliot (Ride Along 2) and costume designer Olivia Miles (Ride Along 2). The music is by Christopher Lennertz (Nobody’s Fool, Pitch Perfect 3). Dave Jordan and Trygge Toven served as music supervisors.

The film will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.

The film will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Fans can also own the film via purchase from digital retailers beginning September 10th.

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.


SHAFT Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

  • Can Ya Dig It? The Making of Shaft
  • A Complicated Man: The Shaft Legacy – Part One: A Bad Mother Born
  • A Complicated Man: The Shaft Legacy – Part Two: No Questions Asked
  • A Complicated Man: The Shaft Legacy – Part Three: A Legend of His Time
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

SHAFT DVD contains the following special feature:

  • Can Ya Dig It? The Making of Shaft

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