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Sep 222018
 

JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON, ADAM DRIVER, TOPHER GRACE AND LAURA HARRIER BRING STELLAR PERFORMANCES
IN THE LATEST SPIKE LEE JOINT

BLACKkKLANSMAN

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL OCTOBER 23, 2018
AND ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DVD NOVEMBER 6, 2018
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“SPIKE LEE’S GREATEST FILM IN YEARS”
– PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE

CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES

Follow the incredible true story of Ron Stallwortth, an African-American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in the unbelievably bold, BlacKkKlansman, arriving on Digital and the all-new digital move app MOVIES ANYWHERE on October 23, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on November 6, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “hugely entertaining” (Stephanie Zacharek, Time) and “electric” (Eric Cohn, Indiewire), BlacKkKlansman comes from acclaimed director Spike Lee and Academy Award-winning producers Jason Blum (Get Out, Whiplash) and Jordan Peele (Get Out, “The Last O.G.”).

Based on the book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth, BlacKkKlansman is filled with outstanding performances from an all-star cast led by John David Washington (“Ballers,” Malcolm X), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Logan Lucky), Topher Grace (Interstellar, “That 70’s Show”) and Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Last Five Years) alongside an incredible roster of supporting talent including Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live,” Mission Impossible – Fallout), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, Kong: Skull Island), Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist,” “Sons of Liberty”) and Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya, Super Troopers 2).

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s Ron Stallworth (Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Driver), into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal. BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant in today’s tumultuous world.

Packed with bold and provocative moments from beginning to end, BlacKkKlansman on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital comes with exclusive bonus content that will take viewers deeper into this timely and moving true story.

BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

  • A Spike Lee Joint – Producer Jordan Peele, cast and film subject Ron Stallworth discuss the unique experience of working with iconic director Spike Lee.
  • BlacKkKlansman Extended Trailer Featuring Prince’s “Mary Don’t You Weep”

BlacKkKlansman will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-rayTM version, all in stunning 4K resolution.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

Website: http://uni.pictures/Blackkklansman
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/BlackkklansmanTrailer
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#BlacKkKlansman

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Corey Hawkins
Original Score: Terence Blanchard
Costume Design: Marci Rodgers
Editor: Barry Alexander Brown
Production Design: Curt Beech
Director of Photography: Chayse Irvin, CSC
Executive Producers: Edward H. Hamm Jr., Jeanette Volturno, Win Rosenfeld, Matthrew A. Cherry, Marcei Brown
Produced By: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Shaun Redick, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee
Based on the Book By: Ron Stallworth
Written By: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
Directed By: Spike Lee

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: November 6, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62200089/62200094 (CDN)
Layers: BD-100
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.40:1
Rating: R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references
Video: 2160p UHD Dolby Vision/HDR 10
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hour 14 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
Street Date: November 6, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62200089/62198763 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.40:1
Rating: R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hour 14 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: November 6, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62198630/62198633 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hour 14 minutes

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Sep 182018
 
 

 
ON SEPTEMBER 25, JOIN AN ACCLAIMED KIWI DOG WHISPERER AND HIS 40 HAIRY COLLEAGUES IN AN ENGAGING 
DOCUMENTARY FROM DOWN UNDER
 
OLD DOG
 
PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON iTUNES FOR 
DOG LOVERS EVERYWHERE
 
OLD DOG Official U.S. Trailer
OLD DOG Official U.S. Trailer
 
SYNOPSIS
 
New Zealand farmer Paul Sorenson has a unique connection with his colleagues – a team of sheep dogs. For 40 years, he’s worked to develop smarter and more intuitive training methods for fellow farmers, while grappling with memories of a difficult childhood. Reaching retirement, the veteran dog whisperer passes his knowledge to the next generation of shepherds, and reflects on the sacrifices he’s made to pursue his intense passion for dogs.
OLD DOG (2017)
Directed by: Sally Rowe
Produced by: Sally Rowe, Regina Sobel, Alan Oxman, Roland Rojas
Associate Producers: Hanna Beaton, Isabel Ponte
Editor: Regina Sobel
RT: 79 minutes
Genre: Documentary

 

 Posted by on September 18, 2018 No Responses »
Sep 172018
 

From the Big Screen:

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week’s Best Bets:

“My Man Godfrey” (1936): Carole Lombard and William Powell dazzle in this definitive screwball comedy, directed by Gregory La Cava — a potent cocktail of romantic repartee and Depression-era social critique. Irene (Lombard), an photo for My Man Godfreyeccentric Manhattan socialite, wins a society-ball scavenger hunt after finding one of the “items” on the list, a “lost man” (Powell), at a dump. She gives the man she believes to be a down-and-out drifter work as the family butler, and soon falls head over heels in love. Her attempts to both woo Godfrey and indoctrinate him in the dysfunctional ways of the household make for an unbeatable series of madcap hijinks. La Cava’s deft film was the first to garner Oscar nominations in all four acting categories, and it is one of Hollywood’s greatest commentaries on class and the social unrest of its time. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. From The Criterion Collection … “The Hired Hand” (1971): Having been at the forefront of America’s here-and-now with “Easy Rider” and the counterculture movies of Roger Corman, Peter Fonda retreated to the past and the American West for his directorial debut. Fonda photo for The Hired Handplays Harry, a man who deserted his wife and child to explore the wide-open plains with his best friend Archie (Warren Oates). “Tired of the life,” he decides to finally return home in order to rekindle his marriage and reacquaint himself with his daughter. Scripted by Alan Sharp, shot by Vilmos Zsigmond and with a standout score by folk musician Bruce Langhorne, “The Hired Hand” is a beautiful, elegiac picture that ranks alongside “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” as one of the finest Westerns the seventies had to offer. Co-stars Verna Bloom. On Blu-ray from Arrow Academy … “Horrors of Malformed Men” (1968 — Japan): Cult director Teruo Ishii presents a nightmarish, hallucinogenic tale drawn from the feverish pen of Japan’s celebrated pioneer ofero-guro (“erotic grotesque”) literature, Edogawa Rampo. Medical student Hirosuke Hitomi slips out of the asylum in which he has been wrongfully confined and stealthily assumes the identity of a recently deceased nobleman with whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. Hirosuke eases his way into photo for Horrors of Malformed Men the nobleman’s household and his dead double’s marital bed. But as long-repressed memories begin to bubble to the surface, he soon finds himself drawn to a remote isle where he is confronted by a mad scientist and his malformed men, and discovers the key that will unlock some long-suppressed mysteries of his own. A dark labyrinth of the monstrous and perverse that fuses mystery and horror while incorporating motifs from a myriad of Rampo’s tales, “Horrors of Malformed Men” boasts astonishing carnivalesque art design and haunting performances. Withdrawn from cinemas by its own studio after its original scandalous release nearly 50 years ago, the film is among the very best screen interpretations of the author’s macabre brand of horror-fantasy fiction, and a unique oddity of Japanese cult cinema. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video … “The Pyjama Girl Case” (1977): Throughout the late 1960s and into the 70s, the Italian giallo movement transported viewers to the far corners of the globe, from swinging San Francisco to Soviet-occupied Prague. Only one, however, brought the genre’s unique brand of bloody mayhem as far as Australia: director Flavio Mogherini’s tragic and poetic “The Pyjama Girl Case.” The body of a young woman is found on the beach, shot in the head, burned to hide her identity and dressed in distinctive yellow pyjamas. With the Sydney police stumped, former Inspector Timpson (Ray Milland) comes out of retirement to crack the case. Treading where the “real” detectives can’t, Timpson doggedly pieces together the photo for The Pyjama Girl Case sad story of Dutch immigrant Glenda Blythe (Dalila Di Lazzaro) and the unhappy chain of events that led to her grisly demise. Inspired by the real-life case which baffled the Australian police and continues to spark controversy and unanswered questions to this day, “The Pyjama Girl Case” is a uniquely haunting latter-day giallo from the tail end of the genre’s boom period. Co-stars Michele Placido, Howard Ross. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video … “The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volume 3 (1968-69)” includes 22 Pink Panther cartoon from 1968 to 1969. By the end of the 1960s, The Pink Panther had achieved the status of iconic cartoon character, and the cosmopolitan cat left his big-city habitat and began crossing into more universal comedy settings: a military base (“G.I. Pink”), caveman times (“Prehistoric Pink” and “Extinct Pink”) and Olde England (“Pink Valiant” and “Pinkcome Tax”). But the panther never completely changed his stripes. In color-splashed urban landscapes (a hallmark of the DePatie-Freleng studios), the sublime feline continued to engage in duels of wits-with the establishment “Little Man” as well as the occasional inanimate object (a cuckoo clock in “In The Pink of the Night”). On DVD, Blu-ray, from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

From TV to Disc:

“An American Murder Mystery Collection” (2016-17) is a three-disc set collection of murder mystery documentaries. Through riveting interviews and real-life footage, this collection reopens the files of seven sensational cases that captivated the nation. Explore the mysteries of Casey Anthony, Scott Peterson, JonBenét Ramsey, Jodi Arias, Chandra Levy, and Natalie Wood in this compelling set that delivers stunning revelations from beginning to end. From Lionsgate … “Fahrenheit 451” (2018) stars Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in a TV remake of the famous 1966 François Truffaut classic (and Ray Bradbury novel). photo for Fahrenheit 451 Imagine a society where books are outlawed and “firemen” have been tasked to burn and destroy any remaining literature, erasing history right before our eyes. Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel of the same name, the thought-provoking parable depicts a frighteningly plausible future where media is an opiate, history is purged and dissent is outlawed. The dystopian thriller centers on Montag (Jordan), a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty (Shannon). On DVD, Blu-ray, from HBO … “The Looming Tower” (2018) is a two-disc set with all 10 episodes of the Hulu series that chronicles the events that led to the deadliest terrorist attacks ever to take place on American soil. The series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how at the time, the FBI and the CIA may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington D.C., the counter terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information. Adapted from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Lawrence Wright. Stars Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Tahar Rahim, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Camp, Wrenn Schmidt. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Warner … “Madam Secretary: Season Four” (2017-18) is a six-disc set with 22 episodes. It’s never politics as usual for Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni). In Season 4, McCord faces everything from international issues to personal upheavals. Whether she’s being accused of murdering a foreign diplomat, trying to contain a smallpox outbreak, or sending her daughter off to college, there s no crisis she can’t handle. Her husband, CIA Agent Henry (Tim Daly), stirs controversy by recruiting a former member of the Russian military to work for the Agency. She continues to advise President Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine), even as she goes toe-to-toe with the White House Chief of Staff Russell Jackson (Zeljko Ivanek). photo for Madam Secretary: Season Four Navigating the complicated twists and turns of the D.C. machine gets even more challenging when loyal State Department insider Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth) decides to retire. From CBS/Paramount … “Supergirl: The Complete Third Season” (2017-18) includes all 23 episodes. In Season Three, Kara Danvers grapples with the sacrifices she’s made personally while saving National City as Supergirl. She even considers covering up her human identity altogether. As Kara struggles with her path forward, she continues to work with Hank Henshaw and her sister, Alex, at the Department of Extranormal Operations to battle all threats to National City, including new villains Morgan Edge, and the “Worldkiller,” known as Reign. In five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray sets, from Warner … “The X-Files Season 11” (2018): The next chapter of “The –X-Files” is a three-disc, 10-episode installment of the classic, mind-bending series. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, investigating unsolved cases rife with government conspiracies, unexplainable mysteries, and alien cover-ups. Mulder and Scully’s pursuit of the truth continues with a search for their long-lost son, William. But they aren’t the only ones looking for him; dark forces gather, and the very fate of the world could be at stake. One thing is certain: secrets will be revealed… and the truth may finally be within reach. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Fox.

Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:

In “Damsel” (2017), starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Forster, Samuel Alabaster (Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Wasikowska). As his group traverses the West, not everything goes quite as planned, and the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain, and photo for Siberia damsel. From Lionsgate … In “Siberia” (2018), starring Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Dmitry Chepovetsky, James Gracie and Eugene Lipinski, U.S. diamond merchant Lucas Hill (Reeves), in Russia to sell rare jewels to a businessman with underworld connections, falls into a torrid affair with Katya (Ularu), a local café owner. When the deal suddenly goes south, Lucas and Katya are caught in a deadly crossfire between the buyer and Russian agents, as Lucas takes up arms in a furious fight to save Katya and himself. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … In the gospel-driven drama “Saving Faith” (2018), starring Donny Richmond, Jenn Gotzon, Jim Chandler, Henry Cho, Amy Grant, Vince Gill and Victoria Jackson, poor Faith is ready to give up hope. Her struggling small-town theater is about to get foreclosed by the bank — when her charming Uncle Donny convinces his famous friends to play live and save the business. But when a local developer decides to sabotage the concert, it’ll take a miracle to make the show go on. From Lionsgate … In “The ToyBox” (2018), starring Denise Richards, Mischa Barton, Jeff Denton and Brian Nagel, Jennifer (Richards) and her family go on a summer road trip in a used RV with her husband’s estranged father and brother. Along the way, they find Samantha (Barton) and her brother, broken down on the side of the highway. After driving into the middle of nowhere, the RV takes on a mind of its own, crashing and stranding them in the scorching and isolated desert. Little by little, the unsuspecting group of travelers is blindsided by the terrible secrets within the walls of the RV and find themselves fighting to survive. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Skyline Entertainment/Uncork’d Entertainment … photo for Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum Based on the local legends and stories of people who’ve visited the real-life abandoned hospital, the horror thriller “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” (2018 — South Korea) follows the crew of a horror web show who plan to stream live from inside the asylum. To attract more viewers, the show’s host arranges some scares for the team, but as they move further into the nightmarish old building, they begin to encounter much more than expected. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, from Well Go USA … In “Lost Child” (2018), starring Leven Rambin, Jim Parrack, Taylor John-Smith and Landon Edwards, Army veteran Fern, suffering from PTSD, returns home to the Ozarks to look for her estranged brother, only to discover an abandoned boy lurking in the woods behind her childhood home. After taking in the boy, she searches for clues to his identity, and discovers the local folklore about a malevolent, life-draining spirit that comes in the form of a child; the Tatterdemalion. From Breaking Glass Pictures … There’s three horror film Blu-ray debuts this week: In “Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead” (1994), starring A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm, The Tall Man is back with a vengeance. Fifteen years after the original horror classic, writer-director Don Coscarelli reunites brothers Mike and Jody to help their friend Reggie destroy The Tall Man (Scrimm) once and for all. Is the photo for Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead BLU-RAY DEBUT ultimate of evil any match for a bald, former ice cream vendor with a 70 Hemicuda and a four-barrel shotgun? An insane sequel packed with violence and gore galore that takes the Phantasm series to a whole new dimension. From Well Go USA … In “Phantasm IV: Oblivion” (1996), Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) has once again escaped from the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) who had begun to transform him. Leaving Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and his spherical brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), he travels through various dimensions and time in order to discover more about his nemesis and find out what really happened the night his brother died. Also from Well Go USA … Terror invades an upper-class New York community as 17-year old Christie Cromwell cleverly uncovers her stepfather’s horrifying plot to murder her wealthy mother in “Scream for Help” (1984), starring Rachael Kelly, Marie Masters and David Allen Brooks. She’s on to him, yet no one will believe her because she’s just a kid: smart, imaginative, maybe she’s just taken a crazy idea to the limit. Suspense builds when a series of shocking events confirms her worst fears. Alone, afraid and helpless, terrified Christie and her mother are held prisoner in their own home at the mercy of ruthless killers. New 2K scan from the original film elements, from Scream Factory.

Special Interest:

“Nana” (2016) is the story of an Auschwitz survivor who spent her life fighting intolerance. Born in Poland, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant survived Ravensbruck, Malchow and Auschwitz, where she was the forced translator for the “Angel of Death,” Josef Mengele. Maryla dedicated her life after the war to publicly speaking about her survival to younger generations. Directed by her 25-year-old granddaughter, “Nana” documents Serena’s journey with her mother Alice as they retrace her grandmother’s story. They explore how Maryla’s outspoken activism continues today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, and intolerance, racism and antisemitism are on the rise. From First Run Features … Available for the first time at retail on any format, the Four Hall of Fame Ceremonies featured (2010-2013) in “Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Concert: Encore” (2018), include 44 iconic performances from inductees such as Genesis, The Stooges, The Hollies, Tom photo for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame In Concert: Encore Waits, Dr. John, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Freddie King, Donovan, Small Faces/Faces, Heart, rare artist collaborations and more. Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music’s pioneering figures during a prestigious black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it’s these singular induction ceremonies-featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s-that have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. Highlights include Alice Cooper ripping into ferocious versions of “Eighteen” and “Under My Wheels” before closing the set with Rob Zombie on “School’s Out,” “The Hurdy Gurdy Man” Donovan is joined onstage by John Mellencamp for a chilling performance of “Season of the Witch,” complete HOF induction speeches including Don Henley inducting Randy Newman, Neil Young inducting Tom Waits and many more. Four-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray, Due Sept. 21, from Time Life … When Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs met at Columbia University in the 1940s, they spawned a movement, then called the Beats, that set precedents for the political, hippie and spiritual movements of the 1960s and 70s. “The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation” (1999), a comprehensive portrait of the Beat Generation, includes interviews with virtually every surviving figure from this period. Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper and John Turturro perform dramatized readings of works by Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg. The Source is the definitive film portrait of the Beat Generation and the countercultural movements that followed, directed with flair by Academy Award- winner Chuck Workman. From Kino Lorber.

All DVDs and Blu-rays are screened on a reference system consisting of an Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player w/SACD & DVD-Audio, a Rotel RSX-972 Surround Sound Receiver, and Phase Technology 1.1 (front), 33.1 (center), and 50 (rear) speakers, and Power 10 subwoofer.

 Posted by on September 17, 2018 No Responses »
Sep 172018
 

ORLANDO BLOOM STARS IN THE ACTION THRILLER

 S.M.A.R.T. CHASE

Get In. Get Out. Get Even.

 

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AND DIGITAL

Available on DVD and Blu-ray October 2, 2018

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group brings you S.M.A.R.T. CHASE.  Written by Kevin Bernhardt (Elephant White) and directed by Charles Martin (“Skins”), the action, thriller stars Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Lord of the Rings trilogy), Simon Yam (Laura Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, PTU), Lynn Hung (IP Man trilogy), Hannah Quinlivan (Skyscraper), and Lei Wu (“Far Away Love”). S.M.A.R.T. CHASE will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States and Canada for a SRP of $22.98 USD for Blu-ray and $19.98 USD for DVD and $26.99 CAD for Blu-ray and $22.99 CAD for DVD respectively on October 2, 2018.

A washed-up private security agent has to escort a valuable Chinese antique out of Shanghai but is ambushed en route.

 Posted by on September 17, 2018 No Responses »
Sep 172018
 

The Hilarious Sequel to the Hit Comedy Girls

GIRLS VS. GANGSTERS

On Digital October 2
On DVD November 6

After a drinking contest with some questionable local spirits at an out-of-control bachelorette party, five friends wake up naked on a beach to discover one of them is handcuffed to a locked suitcase, one has a strange new tattoo, and none of them have any clue what happened the night before in GIRLS VS. GANGSTERS, the fun-filled sequel to the over-the-top 2014 romp Girls. They soon become the target of local gangsters as they try to retrace their drunken steps and make it back home and to the alter on time. Directed by Barbara Wong (Break Up Club, Girls), the film stars Fiona Sit (The Midnight After), Yihan Chen (Spider Lilies) and Ning Chang (Black & White: The Dawn of Justice), with a special appearance from Mike Tyson (Ip Man 3, Kickboxer: Retaliation). GIRLS VS. GANGSTERS brings the party home on digital October 2 and on DVD November 6 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Synopsis:
A wild bachelorette weekend in a foreign city spins hilariously out of control in this over-the-top sequel to the box office smash Girls. After a drinking contest with some questionable local spirits, three friends wake up naked on a beach to discover two are handcuffed to a locked suitcase, one has a strange new tattoo, and none of them have any clue what happened the night before. When they soon find themselves pursued by local gangsters, their only shot at making it home – and to the altar – is to piece together the previous night’s events while on the run.

Country of Origin: China

GIRLS VS. GANGSTERS has a runtime of approximately 138 minutes and is not rated.

 Posted by on September 17, 2018 No Responses »
Sep 172018
 

DETECTIVE K:
SECRET OF THE LIVING DEAD

On Digital September 25

DETECTIVE K: SECRET OF THE LIVING DEAD, the third film in the popular action-mystery franchise, debuts on digital September 25 from Well Go USA Entertainment. KIM Myung-min and OH dal-su reprise their roles as bumbling sleuths investigating a string of strange murders that suggest the work of vampires. This hilarious outing follows the hugely popular Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2011) and Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015) and also stars Kim Ji-won (Horror Stories), Lee Min-ki (Tidal Wave) and Kim Bum (Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon).

Synopsis:
When a series of unusual murders occurs, Detective K (KIM Myung-min) and his partner
(OH Dal-soo) are once again called upon to solve the case. Along the way, he teams up with a beautiful woman (KIM Ji-won) with amnesia and together they discover Vampire bite marks on all of the bodies. As they investigate further, they begin to realize that the woman is somehow closely connected to the deaths.

Country of Origin: South Korea

DETECTIVE K: SECRET OF THE LIVING DEAD has a runtime of approximately 119 minutes and is not rated.

 Posted by on September 17, 2018 No Responses »
Sep 172018
 

Written, Directed by and Starring Mario Van Peebles

ARMED

Also Starring Ryan Guzman, Columbus Short,
Jemma Dallender, Laz Alonso and William Fichtner

In Theaters and on Digital & VOD September 14

Digital Bonus Content Includes Two Featurettes,
Alternate End Credits and the Music Video of “Uh-Huh” by Kaykos

 

Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City) stars as Chief, a former U.S. Marshal fallen on hard times and suffering extreme anxiety attacks, in the timely and topical action thriller ARMED, hitting select theaters and digital & VOD on September 14 from GVN Releasing via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When he meets a former colleague who explains that all of the survivors of his unit are suffering the same symptoms, Chief realizes there may be a larger conspiracy at hand. ARMED also stars Ryan Guzman (Step Up Revolution), Columbus Short (Stomp the Yard), Jemma Dallender (I Spit on Your Grave 2), Brad Cater (Black Mass), Shakira Barrera (“GLOW”), Laz Alonso (Fast & Furious, Avatar), Lane Garrison (“Prison Break”), singer Dionne Warwick, Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song), Roland Martin, Rocsi Diaz (Soul Ties) and Van Jones with Paul Rodriguez (Blood Work) and William Fichtner (Armageddon).

The digital release of ARMED is loaded with bonus content, including Alternate End Credits featuring true facts that influenced the subject matter of the film; the music video for “Uh-Huh” by Kaykos and two featurettes.  Fans can join the cast and crew as they talk about the significance of film and their experience filming the movie in “Making of Armed” and watch Mario Van Peebles as he scours the crowd at a gun march keeping himself on high alert in “Gun March.”

Synopsis:
Chief is a former U.S. Marshal who has fallen on hard times after he led his team of undercover agents on a raid that went horribly wrong. As Chief struggles to get his life back on track, a former colleague reappears in his life and explains that all of the survivors from his unit are suffering the same symptoms he is and that there may be a larger conspiracy at hand.

Written and Directed by Mario Van Peebles, ARMED was produced by Maya Van Peebles,
Mario Van Peebles and Justin Nesbitt, and executive produced by Matt Luber, Mandela Van Peebles, Richard Rionda Del Castro and Patricia Eberle.

Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Two Featurettes:
    • “Making of Armed
    •  “Gun March”
  • “Uh Huh” Music Video by Kaykos
  • Alternate End Credits

ARMED has a run time of approximately 118 minutes and is rated R for violence, language throughout including some sexual references, and for graphic nudity.

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Sep 172018
 

This December, Euzhan Palcy will join the Criterion Collection with A Dry White Season, a courageous chronicle of injustice and resistance in apartheid South Africa that made history as the first Hollywood studio film directed by a black woman. Barbara Stanwyck leads the charge in Samuel Fuller’s unconventional western Forty Guns, a thrilling exemplar of the director’s no-holds-barred approach to genre filmmaking, appearing on Blu-ray for the first time. Julien Duvivier’s long-unavailable Panique, an atmospheric thriller shot through with postwar paranoia, will appear in a new 2K restoration. And there’s more: Ingmar Bergman’s piercing psychological drama Sawdust and Tinsel, an early breakthrough for the legendary Swedish filmmaker, will appear in a stand-alone Blu-ray edition.

December 11: A Dry White Season
December 11:  Forty Guns
December 18:  Panique
December 18:  Sawdust and Tinsel

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Sep 172018
 

RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS

With James Best, John Schneider and Bruce Davison!

A whole lot of goofy and insane fun to watch…” – AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

In the tradition of Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, What We Do in the Shadows, James Gunn’s Slither, and Sy Fy’s Sharknado franchise, the demented creature feature RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS splatters its way onto VOD platforms this Halloween season!

Fans of pop culture and gonzo gorefests will eat up this tasty treat, as it hearkens back to the grindhouse drive-in era with sexy babes, carnivorous creatures and bloody mayhem, and does it with a smile.

A comedic bloodbath full of campy goodness.” – HORRORSOCIETY.COM

In 1959, the original KILLER SHREWS exploded onto drive-in screens, as a charter boat Captain and a bevy of hapless scientists were besieged by a horde of mutant beasts on a remote, storm-swept island. This classic mad doctor-meets-monster movie mashup featured edgy character actor James Best (Dukes of Hazzard, Rolling Thunder) as Captain Thorne Sherman and famously low-fi special effects, giving birth to one of the most revered genre entries of its era.

Dukes actor reprises cult-horror role 50 years later… may be one for the record books!” – USA TODAY

Now, more than five decades later, the snarling, blood hungry monsters are back in RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS.  Captain Thorne Sherman returns to Shrew Island with a boatload of cargo for a TV crew filming a reality television show.  As the cameras roll, cast and crewmembers start falling prey to strange bloodthirsty creatures, and Thorne Sherman comes face to face with the toothy terrors that have haunted his dreams for so many years. What, or who, could be behind the bloody rampage of the insatiable giant killer shrews?

John Schneider is hilarious.  You’ll find a lot to love in this old fashioned creature feature.” – LET’S GET OUT OF HERE

The writers were able to successfully revisit the spirit of the original film while updating it.  The cast is a wonderful mix of seasoned talent and new faces.” -INTHEAUDIENCE.NET

Best, making history in his repeat performance as Sherman, is joined by fellow Hazzard alumni John Schneider (Super Shark, Smallville, Glee, It’s Hot In Cleveland) and Rick Hurst (The Guardian, Venomous). Also aboard for the doomed voyage are Bruce Davison (Blindspot, Insidious: The Last Key, X-Men), Jennifer Lyons (Hitting the Breaks, The Amazing Spider-Man), Christopher Goodman (Jane the Virgin), Holly Weber (Valley Peaks, Fast & Furious), Patrick Moran (Jack-O), Jason Shane Scott (The Bay, Grey’s Anatomy, Sniper: Special Ops), Katherine Randolph (Jarhead), Jeneta St. Clair (After Midnight) and Sean Flynn (Devious Maids, Last of Robin Hood, Zoey 101).

For lovers of the cheesy, fun and inappropriate… a parody piece which celebrates everything cheesy about 50s low budget horror… James Best takes to his role with relish and nails it like the old pro he is.  Bruce Davison puts in a gloriously hammy performance.  For those who like their horror on the cheap and cheerful side.” – DIABOLIQUE

RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS comes barking onto VOD for the first time with a hearty dose of chills and laughs. It’s a retro homage to the low budget drive-in films of yore, a shock ‘til you drop monster movie extravaganza that’ll make your blood vessels burst with suspense and laughter, RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS is just what the mad doctor ordered!

iTunes Exclusive Launch (Digital Premier) – 10/26

Amazon and Google Launch – 11/9

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Sep 172018
 

“LOVING PABLO”
WILL OPEN IN THEATERS &
ON-DEMAND/DIGITAL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

 

SYNOPSIS: Loving Pablo chronicles the rise and fall of the world’s most feared drug lord, Pablo Escobar (Javier Bardem), and his volatile love affair with Colombia’s most famous journalist, Virginia Vallejo (Penélope Cruz), throughout his reign of terror that tore a country apart.
DIRECTED BY: Fernando Leon de Aranoa
WRITTEN BY: Fernando Leon de Aranoa based on the events described in the book,
“Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar” by Virginia Vallejo
STARRING: Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard
RATED: R
TRT: 125 minutes
RELEASE DATE:  October 5, 2018 In theaters & On-Demand/Digital

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