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Jan 132020
 

From the Big Screen:

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and “Gemini Man.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week’s Best Bets:

Exiled to Republic Pictures, director Fritz Lang created the shocking and mordant low-budget thriller, “House by the River (Special Edition)” (1950). Like fellow cinema giants Orson Welles and John Ford, Lang enjoyed a freedom at Republic that allowed him to make a truly unique and personal film. Cahiers du Cinéma declared, “Lang’s main erotic obsession is displayed more clearly than in any of his other films.” Victorian ne’er-do-well Stephen Byrne (Louis Hayward) assaults and accidentally murders his wife’s virginal housekeeper. With the reluctant assistance of loyal brother John Lee (Bowman), Stephen remorselessly consigns the girl’s corpse to the river. But as John’s affection for Stephen’s wife Marjorie (Jane Wyatt), police suspicion about the girl’s disappearance, and the depths of Stephen’s depravity all escalate, the river itself provokes a horrifying reunion between victim and murderer. Boasting an ingenious script by “The Spiral Staircase” scribe Mel Dinelli and evocative photography by seven-time Oscar nominee Edward Cronjager, “House by the River” is a criminally underrated American film, both a work of art and a moral nightmare. In a new 2K restoration from Kino Lorber Studio Classics … photo for The Fugitive Kind Four Oscar-winning actors — Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, and Maureen Stapleton — shine in the enthralling “The Fugitive Kind” (1960), which also brings together the legendary talents of director Sidney Lumet and writer Tennessee Williams. A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Brando is Val Xavier, a drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a small-town southern variety store run by the married, sexually frustrated Lady Torrance (Magnani), who proves as much a temptation for Val as does local wild child Carol Cutrere (Woodward). Lumet captures the intense, fearless performances and Williams’s hot-blooded story­telling and social critique with his customary restraint, resulting in a drama of uncommon sophistication and craft. On DVD, and Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital restoration, approved by director Sidney Lumet, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. From The Criterion Collection.

From TV to Disc:

“Krypton: The Complete Second & Final Season” (2019) is a two-disc set with all 10 episodes of the series that tells an entirely new story in the mythology of DC’s iconic Superman universe. Season Two brings us back to a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future. With Zod now in control, he’s on a ruthless mission to rebuild Krypton according to his ideals and to secure its future by conquering the universe. Faced with a bleak outlook, Superman’s ancestor, Seg-El, attempts to unite a dispersed group of resisters in an effort to defeat Zod and restore hope to their beloved planet. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Warner … “Veep: The Final Season” (2019) is a two-disc set with all seven episodes. Former vice president and onetime president Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is back in the campaign trail in the seventh and final season of the acclaimed HBO comedy series. As Selina woos uber-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned Congressman Jonah Ryan (Timothy C. Simons), her band of misfits is also back. Meanwhile, Amy (Anna Chlumsky) is figuring out how she feels about her pregnancy vis-a-vis Dan (Reid Scott), who seems unwillingly to give up his playboy ways for fatherhood. And rounding out the team are ever-faithful bagman Gary (Tony Hale), cantankerous Ben (Kevin Dunn), numbers-obsessed Kent (Gary Cole) and new staffer Richard (Sam Richardson). On DVD, Blu-ray, from Warner.

Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:

The Mocumentary “Mister America” (2019), starring Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington and Terri Parks, has a freshman filmmaker following comedian Tim Heidecker’s attempt to enter the world of politics. After beating a murder charge for selling faulty e-cigarettes at an EDM festival, Heidecker seeks revenge by running a campaign to unseat the San Bernardino District Attorney. Fueled by ego and ignorance, he tries to surmount a lack of experience, funds and photo for Mister America likability by personally connecting with unsuspecting constituents. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. From Magnolia Home Entertainment … After the tragic loss of his wife battling the forces of darkness, Gabriel is persuaded to rejoin his former team of demon hunters traveling from relatively obscurity in America to the deep unknown regions of Europe in “Angels Fallen” (2020), starring Houston Rhines, Michael Teh, Nicola Posener and Michael Madsen. He’s joined by his estranged best friend Michael who harbors a dark secret, the mystical Hannah, whose visions predict the future, and a motley crew of demon slayers. After losing part of his team Gabriel must confront his tragic past and decide who really is friend or foe. From Uncork’d Entertainment … “Mob Town” (2019), starring David Arquette, Jennifer Esposito, Robert Davi, Danny A. Abeckaser, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and PJ Byrne, is a true crime thriller inspired by the notorious mob summit of 1957, when over 50 mafia leaders across America converged on a small town in upstate New York to honor the “capo dei capi.” Stumbling upon their illegal operations, Sgt. Ed Croswell (Arquette) risks his life to stand up for justice, shedding light on the massive web of corruption to change the face of law enforcement forever. From Paramount … photo for Brewster’s Millions [Collector’s Edition] In “Brewster’s Millions [Collector’s Edition]” (1985), starring Richard Pryor, John Candy and Lonette McKee, minor league baseball pitcher Montgomery Brewster (Pryor) gets the surprise of his life when he learns a rich, distant relative has died and left him his entire fortune. But there’s a catch: he must spend $30 million in 30 days as a condition of receiving his real inheritance of $300 million. And to complicate matters, he can’t tell anyone why he’s “throwing away” all that cash … or he will forfeit everything. On Blu-ray from Shout! Select … In “Nothing Man” (2017), starring Daniel Hall, Jennifer Jordan, Ric Vince and Tony Goodall, a frightened amnesiac, Noam, has taken himself away from society, living life as a homeless man. When his only friend is murdered in cold blood, Noam sets out in search of justice and truth, but at the cost of unlocking his own checkered past. From High Octane Pictures … In “The Turkey Bowl”
(2019), starring Ryan Hansen, Matt Jones, Kristen Hager, Brett Cullen and Barry Switzer, a former small-town high school quarterback and now a high-powered Chicago businessman, is lured back to his tiny Midwestern town at Thanksgiving by his old friends to finish the legendary Turkey Bowl — a football game that was snowed out 15 years ago. Patrick must risk his future to lead his ragtag team against their bitter crosstown rivals, ultimately realizing how much he misses the simpler life and the girl that got away. From Lionsgate … In photo for Line of Duty “Line of Duty” (2019), starring Aaron Eckhart, Courtney Eaton, Jessica Lu, Dina Meyer, Ben McKenzie and Giancarlo Esposito, Eckhart stars as Frank Penny, a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief’s 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks (Eaton), whose live-streaming news channel is broadcasting Frank’s every move. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, from Lionsgate … In “Jexi” (2019), starring Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Michael Peña and Rose Byrne, Phil has a major dependency issue — he’s addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture “Top 10” lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature … Jexi – an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi’s artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself, even if it means ruining his chances of finding success. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … “2050” (2019), starring Dean Cain, David Vaughn, Irina Abraham and Devin Fuller, is a satiric comic sci-fi fantasy that tells the story of a married video game developer who is introduced to a warehouse that customizes androids for human companionship. From Uncork’d Entertainment.

Foreign:

In “Britt-Marie Was Here” (2019 — Sweden), starring Pernilla August, Vera Vitali, Peter Haber and Olle Sarri, housewife Britt-Marie’e 40-year-old marriage has just ended because she learned her husband was unfaithful. Now, at 63 years old, she is faced with making a new start in life in the small Swedish town of Borg. Told she is nothing but a nagging, passive-aggressive aunt, the only job Britt-Marie can find is a true challenge for which she has had zero training: to coach the town’s youth soccer team. She knows nothing about soccer or coaching, and the team is the town’s pride and joy, but she takes the job anyway, beginning a journey filled with struggles and challenges but also humor, warmth and love. The comedy is based on the best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman, author of “A Man Called Ove.” On DVD, Blu-ray, from Cohen Media Group … photo for The Golden Glove “The Golden Glove” (2019 — Germany), starring Jonas Dassler and Margarete Tiesel, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name, acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin delivers a gruesome tale of notorious German serial killer Fritz Honka as he haunts Hamburg’s red light district in the 1970s, frequenting his favorite bar of boozy castaways, the “Golden Glove,” and chasing after any lonely woman he might just be able to lure into his attic. From Strand Releasing … The fantasy film “A Rough Draft” (2018 — Russia), starring Nikita Volkov, Severija Janusauskaite and Vilen Babichev, is written by Sergei Lukianenko, author of the Russian blockbuster “Night Watch,” and is set in and around the concept of open world video gaming, following a man without an identity nor memories who plays middle-man to corresponding worlds. Kirill’s identity has been eliminated, erased from the memories of everyone around him, and he’s forced to serve as the gatekeeper of a portal that connects parallel worlds. From High Octane Pictures.

For the Family:

“The Big Trip” (2020), with the voices of Drake Bell and Pauley Shore, is an animated family film about a gang of misfit animals on an exciting quest to return a panda cub to its family when a stork accidentally delivers it to the wrong place. Received the Dove Seal of Approval for all ages. From Lionsgate.

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.

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Jan 132020
 

DANIEL KALUUYA AND JODIE TURNER-SMITH STAR IN THE HIT FILM EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE TALKING ABOUT

QUEEN & SLIM

INCLUDES SPECIAL COMMENTARY WITH LENA WAITHE AND MELINA MATSOUKAS, A SPECIAL SCRIPT READING AND MUCH MORE

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 18, 2020
ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD MARCH 3, 2020
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“AN EXTRAORDINARY BLACK ODYSSEY” – ROBERT DANIELS, THE PLAYLIST

CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES®

From Emmy Award®-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s “Master of None”) and Grammy Award®-winning director Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s “Formation” and Nike’s “Equality”), comes the unflinching new drama, QUEEN & SLIM, arriving on Digital February 18, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand March 3, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “urgent and beautiful” (Mark Kennedy, Associated Press) and “simply gorgeous” (Cate Young, Jezebel), QUEEN & SLIM is a timely and powerful love story that confronts the staggering toll of racism where it meets the shattering price of violence.

Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther) and Jodie Turner-Smith (“The Last Ship, “Nightflyers”) bring QUEEN & SLIM to life as the titular characters. Kaluuya and Turner-Smith are accompanied by outstanding supporting performances from Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo,” Spider-Man: Homecoming), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry, “Big Love”), legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea (Baby Driver, Boy Erased), American country singer, Sturgill Simpson (The Dead Don’t Die, “One Dollar”) and Indya Moore (“Pose,” Saturday Church). QUEEN & SLIM comes from production company Makeready.

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Kaluuya) and a black woman (Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, and the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, forging a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.

Packed with thrilling and provocative moments from beginning to end, QUEEN & SLIM delivers exclusive bonus content that will take viewers deeper into the meaning and the message behind this gripping story that takes “a powerful look at places and issues not often explored in movies” (Mark Kennedy, Associated Press).

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

  • Feature Commentary with Director/Producer Melina Matsoukas and Writer/Producer Lena Waithe
  • A Deeper Meaning – Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith and filmmakers discuss the complicated journeys of Queen & Slim and explore the deeper meanings of how far these characters have come from where they began.
  • Melina & Lena – A behind-the-scenes look at the creative partnership between director/producer
    Melina Matsoukas and screenwriter/producer Lena Waithe.
  • Off The Script – Screenwriter Lena Waithe reads from her original screenplay for Queen & Slim.
  • On The Run With Queen & Slim – Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Queen & Slim as they film in Cleveland and New Orleans.

QUEEN & SLIM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/queen-slim
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueenAndSlim/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/queenandslim
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/queenandslim/
#QueenAndSlim

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Sturgill Simpson and Indya Moore
Casting By: Carmen Cuba
Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman
Score By: Devonté Hynes
Costume Designer: Shona L. Turini
Editor: Pete Beaudreau
Production Designer: Karen Murphy
Director of Photography: Tat Radcliffe, BSC
Executive Producers: Pamela Hirsch, Daniel Kaluuya, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth
Produced By: James Frey, Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, Michelle Knudsen, Andrew C. Coles, Brad Weston and Pamela Abdy
Story By: James Frey and Lena Waithe
Screenplay By: Lena Waithe
Directed By: Melina MatsoukasTECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: February 25, 2020
Selection Number: 61210919
Layers: BD-66
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use
Video: 2160p UHD Dolby Vision/HDR 10
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hour 12 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
Street Date: February 25, 2020
Selection Number: 61210465
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 25, 2020
Selection Number: 61210463
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hour 12 minutes

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Jan 132020
 

 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Arrives on Digital February 4 and on DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, and 4K Ultra HD February 18

 

CAST

Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Cooper, Wendy Makkena, Tammy Blanchard.

DIRECTOR

Marielle Heller

WRITER

Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster

 

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Jan 132020
 

 

Certified “FRESH” on Rotten Tomatoes

“…its wily mix of colorful elements – romance, organized crime, slapstick and ultra-violence – makes for a bracingly weird cinematic experience.” ~ Barbara VanDenburgh, ARIZONA REPUBLIC

“Miike delivers 108 minutes of entertainment mayhem.” ~ Katie Smith-Wong, FLICK FEST

“‘First Love’, is the [Takashi Miike] at his most pulpy, entertaining and, well, funny.”

~ Brad Keefe, COLUMBUS ALIVE

“Miike’s direction is visceral, finding the filmmaker not only completely invested in this narrative but also willing to break from his formula at the drop of a hat.” ~ Joshua Brunsting, THE CRITERIONCAST

 

FIRST LOVE

 

Iconic Filmmaker Takashi Miike’s Explosive, Noir-Tinged Film

Debuts on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD February 11

  

Prolific auteur Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Blade of the Immortal, 13 Assassins) is at his most fun and anarchic with the noir-tinged violent yakuza film FIRST LOVE, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 11 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The wild, genre-blending story follows a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.  FIRST LOVE stars Masataka Kubota (13 Assassins), Sakurako Konishi (Fancy) and Shota Sometaniin (Legend of the Demon Cat).

 

Synopsis:

When a duplicitous scheme by the low-level yakuza, Kase (Shota Sometani) goes hilariously wrong, a terminally ill boxer, Leo (Masataka Kubota), and a disturbed drug addicted call girl, Monica (Sakurako Konishi), find themselves innocently caught in the crosshairs of two warring gangs. Over the course of the increasingly ludicrous night, the two fall passionately in love, while the hail of bullets and blood fall quietly in the background. From prolific auteur Takashi Miike, this noir-tinged, violent yakuza film, is Miike at his most fun and anarchic.

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan

 

FIRST LOVE has a runtime of approximately 109 minutes and is not rated.

 

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Blu-ray Combo Pack DVD
Catalog #: WGU03152B Catalog #: WGU03150D
UPC Code: 810348031525 UPC Code: 810348031501
Pre-Order Date: 1/7/20 Pre-Order Date: 1/7/20
SLP: $29.98 SLP: $24.98
Language:

1. Japanese

2. English (dubbed)

Subtitles:  English

Language:

1. Japanese

2. English (dubbed)

Subtitles:  English

Audio: DTS HDMA 5.1 / Stereo Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital / Stereo
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Jan 132020
 

True Heroes Fly in to Homes on Digital on February 4 and on
4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, & DVD on February 18 from Lionsgate®

4K Ultra HD to Include Dolby VisionTM and Dolby Atmos®

Epic blockbuster filmmaker Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) directs an all-star ensemble cast when Midway arrives on Digital February 4 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand February 18 from Lionsgate. An intimate portrayal of historic actual events written by Wes Tooke, Midway stars Ed Skrein (Deadpool, Alita: Battle Angel, If Beale Street Could Talk), Golden Globe® nominee Patrick Wilson (2016, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, TV’s “Fargo”), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, Beauty and the Beast, Fast & Furious 6, Anna), Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart (2007, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture –Musical or Comedy, Thank You for Smoking), Golden Globe® nominee Nick Jonas (2018, Best Original Song – Motion Picture, Ferdinand), Golden Globe® winner Darren Criss (2019, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, TV’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”), with Golden Globe® nominee Mandy Moore (2017, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, TV’s “This Is Us”), with Golden Globe® nominee Dennis Quaid (2011, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, TV’s “The Special Relationship”), and Oscar® nominee Woody Harrelson (2017, Actor in a Supporting Role, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri). A story about heroes you need to know, Midway features fully realized characters, incredible special effects, and gorgeous cinematography.

Midway centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude, and bravery to overcome the odds. Directed by Roland Emmerich.

Take home Midway and immerse yourself in history with multiple featurettes, including “We Met at Midway: Two Survivors Remember” and “Joe Rochefort: Breaking the Japanese Code,” which focus on real-life Midway decorated flyers sharing their story of survival and the enigmatic genius Joseph Rochefort, whose team broke the Japanese naval code essential to winning the battle. Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features Dolby Atmos, which will transport viewers from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience with moving audio that flows all around them. Fans will feel like they’re inside the action as the sounds of people, places, things, and music come alive with breathtaking realism and move throughout the space.

The Midway 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich
  • “Getting It Right: The Making of Midway” Featurette
  • “The Men of Midway” Featurette
  • “Roland Emmerich: Man on a Mission” Featurette
  • “Turning Point: The Legacy of Midway” Featurette
  • “Joe Rochefort: Breaking the Japanese Code” Featurette
  • “We Met at Midway: Two Survivors Remember” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich
  • “Getting It Right: The Making of Midway” Featurette
  • “The Men of Midway” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

Trailer: https://youtu.be/qrCw01FK9FI
Website:  https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/Midway
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MidwayMovie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midwaymovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidwayMovie
#MidwayMovie

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2019
Title Copyright: Midway © 2019 Midway Island Productions, LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2020 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking.
Genre: Action
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 138 Minutes
4K Ultra HD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation with Dolby Vision
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
4K Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio,
BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio,
DVD Audio: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio

 

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Jan 132020
 

DARK WATERS

Arrives on DVD, Disc and Digital March 3

From Universal/Focus Features

On VOD December 31

Synopsis: Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Mark Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth. Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins and Bill Pullman also star in this gripping thriller.

BD Combo Pack Widescreen / Widescreen (62209776) : Disc 1 (Side A): Dark Waters
Format: BD Combo Pack UPC: 1-9132-91253-7-3
Unit Type: Standard Number of Media: 2
Street Date: 3/3/2020 11:47:00 AM PreOrder Date:
Run Time (HH:MM): 2 Hours 7 Minutes
Language: English Disc Type: BD-50 (Single Sided)
Packaging: Snap Case Layers: Single
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French Canadian DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Latin Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH
French Canadian
Latin Spanish

Edition: – Picture: Widescreen / Anamorphic Widescreen
Version: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Color/B&W COLOR
Rating: PG-13 CARA Rating: –
Bonus Features: • Includes Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of Dark Waters (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
• Uncovering Dark Waters
• The Cost of Being a Hero
• The Real People

BD Combo Pack Widescreen / Widescreen (62209776) : Disc 2 (Side A): Dark Waters
Format: BD Combo Pack UPC: 1-9132-91253-7-3
Unit Type: Standard Number of Media: 2
Street Date: 3/3/2020 11:47:00 AM PreOrder Date:
Run Time (HH:MM): 2 Hours 7 Minutes
Language: English Disc Type: DVD-9 (Single Sided)
Packaging: Snap Case Layers: Single
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Latin Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH
French Canadian
Latin Spanish

Edition: – Picture: Widescreen / Anamorphic Widescreen
Version: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Color/B&W COLOR
Rating: PG-13 CARA Rating: –
Bonus Features: • Uncovering Dark Waters
• The Cost of Being a Hero
• The Real People

DVD Widescreen (62209775) : Disc 1 (Side A): Dark Waters
Format: DVD UPC: 1-9132-91253-6-6
Unit Type: Standard Number of Media: 1
Street Date: 3/3/2020 11:47:00 AM PreOrder Date:
Run Time (HH:MM): 2 Hours 7 Minutes
Language: English Disc Type: DVD-9 (Single Sided)
Packaging: Snap Case Layers: Single
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Latin Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH
French Canadian
Latin Spanish

Edition: – Picture: Anamorphic Widescreen
Version: – Color/B&W COLOR
Rating: PG-13 CARA Rating: –
Bonus Features: • Uncovering Dark Waters
• The Cost of Being a Hero
• The Real People

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Jan 082020
 

“BALE AND DAMON SOAR IN
ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST FILMS” –

Collider, Adam Chitwood

FORD V FERRARI Arrives on Digital January 28
and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 11
FORD V FERRARI
Matt Damon and Golden Globe® Nominee Christian Bale star in this “thunderously exciting” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) film based on the remarkable true story about Ford Motor Company’s attempt to create the world’s fastest car. American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), together battled corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™, critics and fans alike have raved about this epic underdog tale that will keep your heart pounding from start to finish. Add FORD V FERRARI to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere January 28 and buy it on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 11 to add a piece of history to your film collection.FORD V FERRARI Digital Bonus Features:

  • “The 24 Hour Le Mans: Recreating the Course” Featurette – Discover how the climactic race of the film was achieved, from recreating the track to capturing and editing all the action.
  • Pre-Vis: Daytona & Le Mans Races – These animated pre-visualization sequences worked as a roadmap for filmmakers throughout production.
  • “Bringing The Rivalry to Life” * – Go behind the scenes of the film with this 8-part, 60-minute documentary.
  • Matt and Christian: The Conversation (iTunes Extras exclusive) – Sit down with Christian Bale and Matt Damon for an intimate reflection on the making of the film.

*Available on both Digital and Blu-ray™

FORD V FERRARI 4K Ultra HD™ Specifications
Street Date:                 February 11, 2020
Screen Format:           Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio:                         English Dolby Atmos, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English
Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:                     English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish and French
Movie Run Time:       Approximately 152 Minutes
Rating:                        PG-13 for some language and peril

FORD V FERRARI Blu-ray™ Specifications
Street Date:                 February 11, 2020
Screen Format:           Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio:                         English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0,
English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:                     English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish and French
Movie Run Time:       Approximately 152 Minutes
Rating:                        PG-13 for some language and peril

FORD V FERRARI DVD Specifications
Street Date:                 February 11, 2020
Screen Format:           Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio:                         English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Descriptive Audio 5.1,
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 and French Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:                     English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Spanish and French
Movie Run Time:       Approximately 152 Minutes
Rating:                        PG-13 for some language and peril

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January 7

  • Joker

    photo for Joker Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story that explores the psyche of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study. Vitals: Director: Todd Phillips. Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 122 min., Drama, Box office gross: $133.035 million, Warner. Extras: “Joker: Vision & Fury,” “Becoming Joker,” “Please Welcome… Joker!,” “Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos.” 4 stars

  • The Lighthouse

    photo for The Lighthouse Hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. As an approaching storm threatens to sweep them from the rock and strange apparitions emerge from the fog, each man begins to suspect that the other has become dangerously unmoored. Vitals: Director: Robert Eggers. Stars: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 109 min., Drama, Box office gross: $10.392 million, Lionsgate. Extras: “The Lighthouse: A Dark & Stormy Tale” featurette, audio Commentary with co-writer & director Robert Eggers, deleted scenes. 2 stars

 

January 14

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    photo for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Sequel to 2014’s “Maleficent” carries on the story of Disney’s most iconic villain. The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Philip is cause for celebration as the wedding serves to unite the Kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors. But, when an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be a family. Vitals: Director: Joachim Rønning. Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickinson, Sam Riley, Chiwetel Ejiofor. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 118 min., Fantasy Adventure, Box office gross: $111.615 million, Disney. Extras: Extended scenes, “Origins of the Fey” featurette, “Aurora’s Wedding ” featurette, “If You Had Wings” visual effects featurette, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” VFX reel, outtakes,” “You Can’t Stop The Girl” music video performed by Bebe Rexha. 3 stars

  • Gemini Man

    photo for >Gemini Man Will Smith stars as retired hitman Henry Brogan, forced on the run by a young, highly skilled operative — a clone of his younger self — who will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Now on a race around the globe, Henry must outsmart the mysterious assassin at every step. Vitals: Director: Ang Lee. Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 117 min., Action Thriller, Box office gross: $48.546 million, Paramount. Extras: Alternate opening, deleted scenes, “The Genesis of Gemini Man,” “Facing Your Younger Self,” The Future Is Now,” “Setting the Action,” “Next Level Detail,” “The Vision of Ang Lee.” 2 stars

 

January 21

  • Pain and Glory

    photo for Pain and Glory Drawing on his own life, director Pedro Almodóvar tells a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. Vitals: Director: Pedro Almodóvar. Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, Penélope Cruz. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 113 min., Drama, Box office gross: $3.606 million, Sony. Extras: Q&A with Almodóvar and Banderas, “Pedro Almodóvar: In His Own Words” featurette. 3 stars

  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    photo for Zombieland: Double Tap Set one decade after the events of the first film, this sequel finds Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), and Wichita (Emma Stone) working together as a well-oiled, zombie-killing machine with a new home in the now-vacant White House. These four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family. Vitals: Director: Ruben Fleischer. Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Avan Jogia, Thomas Middleditch. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 99 min., Horror Comedy, Box office gross: $72.224 million, Sony. Extras: Extended bloopers & outtakes; alternate & extended scenes; “The Doppelgangers”: In-depth piece breaks down doppelgangers Flagstaff and Albuquerque and comes complete with interviews, demonstrations, and multiple cameras to snag all the action in their wild scenes; “The Rides of Zombieland” featurette; “Rules of Making a Zombie Film”; “Making Babylon”; “New Blood”; “Single Take Doppelganger Fight”; commentary with director Ruben Fleischer; “Zombieland Ad Council.” 3 stars

  • The Addams Family

    photo for The Addams Family Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family — Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma — are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams’ eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood. The very first full-length animated film about the eccentric and unconventional family, based on the beloved characters created by Charles Addams. Vitals: Director: Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. Stars: Voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler And Allison Janney. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 86 min., Animated Comedy, Box office gross: $96.416 million, Universal. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, “Welcome to the Family” making of/character profiles, “Life of a Scene” storyboards, “Charades with Thing,” “Addams Family Throwback,” “Haunted Heart” lyric video performed by Christina Aguilera, “My Family” lyric video performed by Migos, Karol G, Rock Mafia & Snoop Dogg. 3 stars

 

January 28

  • Parasite

    photo for Parasite Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game. Vitals: Director: Bong Joon-ho. Stars: Kang Ho Song, Sun Kyun Lee, Yeo Jeong Cho, Woo Shik Choi, So Dam Park Directors: Joon Ho Bong. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 132 min., Drama, Box office gross: $20.350 million, Universal. Extras: TBA. 4 stars

  • Terminator: Dark Fate

    photo for Terminator: Dark Fate Decades after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) prevented Judgment Day (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”), a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance. In a fight to save mankind, battle-hardened Sarah teams up with an unexpected ally (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and an enhanced super soldier to stop the deadliest Terminator yet while humanity’s fate hangs in the balance. Vitals: Director: Tim Miler. Stars: Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 128 min., Sci Fi Action, Box office gross: $62.093 million, Paramount. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, “A Legend Reforged,” “World Builders,” “Dam Busters: The Final Showdown,” “VFX Breakdown: The Dragonfly.” 3 stars

  • Harriet

    photo for Harriet Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter. Tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet (Cynthia Erivo) ventures back into dangerous territory on a mission to lead others to freedom. With allies like abolitionist William Still (Leslie Odom Jr.) and the entrepreneurial Marie Buchanon (Janelle Monáe), Harriet risks capture and death to guide hundreds to safety as one of the most prominent conductors of the Underground Railroad. Witness the story of a woman who defied impossible odds to change the course of her life and the fate of the nation. Vitals: Director: Kasi Lemmons. Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 124 min., Drama, Box office gross: $42.778 million, Universal. Extras: Deleted scenes, “Her Story” behind-the-scenes featurette, “Becoming Harriet” featurette, commentary with Co-writer and Director Kasi Lemmons. 3 stars

  • Motherless Brooklyn

    photo for Motherless Brooklyn Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, “Motherless Brooklyn” follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the powerful engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely-guarded secrets that hold the fate of the whole city in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York’s power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation. Vitals: Director: Edward Norton. Stars: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Mann, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Ethan Suplee, Alec Baldwin, Dallas Roberts, Michael Kenneth Williams, Fisher Stevens, Cherry Jones. 2019, CC, MPAA rating: R, 144 min., Crime Drama, Box office gross: $9.277 million, Warner. 2 stars

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Jan 072020
 

From the Big Screen:

“Joker” and “The Lighthouse.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week’s Best Bets:

From Robert Siodmak, the legendary director of “Phantom Lady,” “The Spiral Staircase,” “The Killers,” and “The Crimson Pirate,” comes the romantic action-adventure “Cobra Woman” (1944), starring Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Lon Chaney Jr., Mary Nash Lois Collier. After Ramu (Hall) discovers that his fiancée Tollea (Montez) has been kidnapped by a lost tribe and taken to a Pacific isle, he and his friend Kado (Sabu) set out across the seas to find her. They soon discover that the island paradise is ruled by Tollea’s evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who commands all strangers to be killed on arrival. Not only does Naja have designs on her new prisoner Ramu, but she also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister. On Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics … photo for Holiday Two years before stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and director George Cukor would collaborate on “The Philadelphia Story,” they brought their timeless talents to the delectable slice of 1930s romantic-comedy perfection, “Holiday” (1938), the second film adaptation of a hit 1928 play by Philip Barry. Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family — setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister (Hepburn). With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, Holiday is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. From The Criterion Collection … From Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, the legendary team behind “King Kong,” “The Most Dangerous Game” and “Mighty Joe Young,” comes this early Technicolor science-fiction classic “Dr. Cyclops” (1940), about a brilliant but deranged physicist who learns how to shrink his enemies to one-fifth their normal size. Four explorers are summoned to the remote jungle laboratory of the legendary scientist Dr. Thorkel (Albert Dekker). When they arrive, they discover that his brilliant mind has been warped by radiation and decide to return him to civilization for help. But the half-blind, half-mad Dr. Cyclops will have none of that and uses his experimental body-shrinking device to stop them. Now, harmless items and small creatures suddenly become giant-sized instruments of death. The impressive use of landmark special effects, which garnered an Oscar nomination (Best Effects, Special Effects), helped make this sci-fi yarn one of the most imaginative and memorable horror-fantasy films of all time. New 4K master. Co-stars Thomas Coley, Janice Logan, Charles Halton, Paul Fix, Victor Killan. On Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

From TV to Disc:

“Big Little Lies: The Complete Second Season” (2019) is a two-disc set with all seven episodes. Meryl Streep joins the all-star cast in Season Two, along with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz. In Season Two, on the surface, everything seems the same in the seaside town of Monterey, CA: mothers continue to dote, husbands support, children are adorable, houses are beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling as the “Monterey Five” bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Meanwhile, Perry’s grieving mother Mary Louise Wright (Streep) comes to town in search of answers after son’s death.On DVD, Blu-ray, from Warner … “The Cry” (2018) is a two-disc set with four episodes. British psychological thriller and Sundance Now Original Series chronicles the collapse of a marriage in the aftermath of a tragedy and explore the myths and truths of motherhood. The abduction of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young woman as she and her husband deal with an unthinkable tragedy, under both the white light of public scrutiny and in their private lives. From Acorn Media.

Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:

In “Blood Hound” (2019), starring Ed Ackerman, David Foy Miles Dougal, Jess Allen and Silvia Moore, private investigator Abel Walker, along with his cameraman, Jim, are on the hunt for a missing woman. As they unravel the mystery of her disappearance, they become caught in a sick and violent game that will end in murder. From High Octane Pictures … In “The Mercenary” (2019), starring Dominiquie Vandenberg, Louis Mandylor and Carmen Argenziano, Maxx (Vandenberg) is a legionnaire turned mercenary. When a mission in South America goes wrong, Maxx is left for dead, but is nursed back to health and reborn with a new outlook on life. He tries to live tranquilly within the confines of his new beliefs surrounded by his new friends at a church. But his peaceful days are short-lived when mercenaries he used to work with cross his path again and he is forced to revisit and face his own demons. From Uncork’d Entertainment … In “The Shed” (2019), starring Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Frank Whaley, Siobhan Fallon Hoga and Timothy Bottoms, Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind. On DVD, Blu-ray, from RLJE Films … photo for Imprisoned In “Imprisoned” (2019), starring Juan Pablo Raba), Juana Acosta, Laurence Fishburne, Edward James Olmos and John Heard, Dylan Burke attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal with his true love, Maria. He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him, when he learns the new local prison warden, Daniel Calvin, has not forgiven him for an old crime. Calvin does everything in his power to make sure that Burke pays for his past mistakes, even going as far as to frame him for a murder he didn’t commit, landing him back in jail. When the prison erupts into a riot, Burke and Calvin are each forced to make a choice between righteousness and revenge. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Cinema Libre Studio … In “Countdown” (2019), starring Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne and Peter Facinelli, a young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. With only three days left to live and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, from Universal … In “Girl on the Third Floor” (2019), starring Phil “C.M. Punk” Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks, Elissa Dowling and Travis Delgado, bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch (WWE legend Brooks) expected when he convinced his wife, Liz (Dunn), that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won’t be so easy to renovate after all. On DVD, Blu-ray from Dark Sky Films.

Foreign:

In “The Nightshifter” (2018 — Brazil), starring Daniel de Oliveira, Fabiula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato and Marco Ricca, Stênio (Oliveira) works the graveyard shift in the morgue of a vast, violent city. Each night he prepares the lifeless corpses for examination, but he’s never alone. For Stênio can talk to the dead…and they talk back. But when the whispers of the dead reveal secrets of his own life, Stênio unleashes a curse that brings forth unimaginable danger and darkness. From RLJE Films.

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.

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Jan 062020
 
THE CORRUPTED

IN THEATERS: 
January 10, 2020

ON VOD AND ON DIGITAL: 
January 10, 2020

WRITER: 
Nick Moorcroft
 
DIRECTOR: Ron Scalpello

CAST: 
Sam Claflin, Hugh Bonneville, Timothy Spall, and Charlie Murphy
 
SYNOPSIS: Beneath the blinding lights and towering sights of the newly-built East London skyline, lies a dark, dangerous web of corruption. Stratford was home to the Olympic Games; decorated in the notion of legacy. But there’s little hope to be found for the recently released Liam McDonagh (Sam Claflin); a talented boxer put away for armed robbery, who wants nothing more than a peaceful life, and to reconnect with his young son Archie. But his brother Sean (Joe Claflin) is in deep, caught up in property developer Clifford Cullen’s (Timothy Spall) violent, unforgiving circle, with no route out. Liam knows he must risk everything to save his brother before it’s too late, but first, he needs to know who he can trust – which is a harder proposition than it sounds.

GENRE: 
Action

RATING: 
R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, and brief drug us

DISTRIBUTOR: 
Saban Films
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