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Dec 122018
 

Santa Claus (“Le  Père  Noël”) is a touching comedy perfect for this Holiday Season.

One night, a burglar in a Santa Claus costume is surprised by Victor, a young boy who believes he is the real Santa Claus. Victor then follows him, and they embark on an unexpected adventure that will change their lives.

It’s the night before Christmas and six-year-old Antoine wishes more than anything to go on a trip to the sky with Santa Claus and his sleigh… When Santa Claus lands as if by magic on the kid’s balcony, Antoine is far too amazed to see a burglar set on making the most of this very special night. As each are out to seek his own dream, Santa Claus and his new apprentice join forces for a night, scrambling over the rooftops of a sparkling holiday-lit Paris to break into the wealthy, deserted apartments in search of gold.

 
Directed by: Alexandre Coffre
Running Time: 80 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Not rated
Language: French / with English subtitles

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Dec 122018
 

A Star Is Born

ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK,

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DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Nominated for Five Golden Globe Awards including

Best Motion Picture – Drama

All versions include musical performances by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga not seen in theaters

Own it Early on Digital on January 15

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD debut on February 19

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today the early 2019 release dates of the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, the Blu-ray Combo Pack, the DVD Special Edition and Digital versions of the critically acclaimed box office hit “A Star Is Born.” The 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD editions will be available to consumers on February 19, or fans can own it early on Digital on January 15. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, the Blu-ray Combo Pack, the DVD Special Edition and Digital versions of “A Star Is Born” feature almost 10 minutes of never-before-seen musical performances by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, including “Baby What You Want Me To Do,” “Midnight Special” and “Is That Alright.”

In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.

In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

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4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 19

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Dec 112018
 

From the Big Screen:

“The Equalizer 2,” “Peppermint,” “Smallfoot” and “Colette.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week’s Highlights:

There’s a bevy of classic films due out this week, starting out with the fabulous collection, “De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films (Limited Edition).”
In 1963, Robert De Niro stepped in front of a movie camera for the first time. The resulting film, a low-budget black and white comedy called “The Wedding Party,” would take three years to complete, and another three years to be released, but it would also establish a hugely important working relationship for the aspiring actor. One of the filmmakers, long before he became synonymous with suspense photo for De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films (Limited Edition)thanks to “Carrie”, “Dressed to Kill” and other classics, was Brian De Palma. He and De Niro would team up again in the next few years for two more comedies, both with a countercultural bent. “Greetings”, the first to receive an X certificate in the United States, is a freewheeling satire focusing on a trio of twentysomething friends — a conspiracy theorist, a filmmaker, and a voyeur played by De Niro — as they try to avoid the Vietnam War draft. “Hi, Mom!”, originally named “Son of Greetings,” returns to De Niro’s voyeur, now an aspiring maker of adult films, for another humorous glimpse at late-sixties society, this time turning its attentions to experimental theater, cinéma vérité, the African American experience, and the white middle classes. Brought together for the first time — and each newly restored by Arrow Films especially for this release — these three films offer a fascinating insight into the early careers of two of American cinema’s major talents. New restoration from a 2K scan of “The Wedding Party” from the original film negative; new restoration from a 2K scan of “Greetings” and “Hi, Mom!” from original film materials. Original uncompressed mono soundtracks. On Blu-ray, from Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment … From Arrow Video’s US sister label, Arrow Academy, comes photo for The Apartment “The Apartment.” In 1960, following the success of their collaboration on “Some Like it Hot,” director Billy Wilder reteamed with actor Jack Lemmon for what many consider the pinnacle of their respective careers: “The Apartment.” C.C. Bud Baxter (Lemmon) is a lowly Manhattan office drone with a lucrative sideline in renting out his apartment to adulterous company bosses and their mistresses. When Bud enters into a similar arrangement with the firm s personnel director, J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray), his career prospects begin to look up … and up. But when he discovers that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the girl of his dreams, he finds himself forced to choose between his career and the woman he loves … . Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, “The Apartment” features a wealth of Hollywood’s finest talent on both sides of the camera at the top of their game. By turns cynical, heart-warming and hilarious, Wilder’s masterpiece now shines like never before in this all-new, 4K-restored edition from the original camera negative, with original uncompressed PCM mono audio. On Blu-ray … MVD Entertainment has on hand a new pressing of photo for Maniac “Maniac” (1980), in a three-disc limited edition (two Blu-rays, soundtrack CD) 4K restoration from the original camera negative, packaged with a 3D lenticular slipcover — only 10,000 available. Frank Zito (a career performance by writer-executive producer Joe Spinell of “Rocky” and “The Godfather” fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of “The Spy Who Loved Me”), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a Maniac. Directed by William Lustig and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini, this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally banned or censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival extras.

From The Criterion Collection there’s photo for A Dry White Season “A Dry White Season” (1989). With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indictment of South Africa’s racist government — and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio film. White schoolteacher Ben Du Toit (Donald Sutherland) lives in Johannesburg and remains blissfully incurious about the lives of his black countrymen until a wave of brutal repression comes crashing down on his gardener (Winston Ntshona), bringing Du Toit face-to-face with harsh political realities. Based on a celebrated novel by André Brink and rooted in the first-hand research the Martinican Palcy did in South Africa into the way black people lived under apartheid, “A Dry White Season” is unflinching in its depiction of violence and its chronicling of injustice, making for a galvanizing tribute to those willing to sacrifice everything to fight oppression. On DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray … and photo for Forty Guns “Forty Guns” (1957). Hollywood legend Barbara Stanwyck saddled up with writer-director Samuel Fuller for the pulp maestro’s most audacious Western, a boldly feminist spin on the genre that pivots effortlessly between ribald humor, visceral action, and disarming tenderness. High-riding rancher Jessica Drummond (Stanwyck) commands a 40-strong posse of cowboys, ruling Cochise County, Arizona, without challenge. When U.S. marshal Griff Bonnell (Barry Sullivan) and his brothers arrive in town with a warrant for one of her hired guns, Jessica begins to fall for the lawman even as he chips away at her authority. With astonishing black-and-white CinemaScope photography, hard-boiled dialogue laced with double entendres, and a fiery performance by Stanwyck at her most imperious, “Forty Guns” is a virtuoso display of Fuller’s sharpshooting talents. On DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. .

From TV to Disc:

“Instinct: Season One” (2018) is a four-disc set with all 13 episodes. Alan Cumming stars as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. He is a gifted author and university professor living a quiet life teaching psychopathic behavior to packed classes of adoring students. But when tenacious top NYPD detective photo for Lizzie Needham appeals to him to help her catch a serial murderer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial, Dylan is compelled by the case and comes out of retirement. Though Dylan and Lizzie initially clash, when it comes to catching killers, they realize they will make an ideal team if they both trust their instincts. On DVD from CBS/Paramount … “Nathan For You” (2013-17) is a nine-disc set with all 30 episodes of Comedy Central’s series. Comedian Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan’s genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for. On DVD from Paramount … photo for Our Cartoon President: Season One with World Class Amenities “Our Cartoon President: Season One with World Class Amenities” (2018) is a three-disc set with 18 episodes. From executive producer Stephen Colbert comes a caricature of a president without character in an animated series that goes straight for the heartless. Go inside the revolving door that is Trump’s inner circle for an unfiltered free-for-all even Canadian healthcare would be proud of. From the president’s attempt to “win” the State of the Union to the army of Trump impersonators employed to comfort disaster victims, it’s the kind of rampant absurdity that can only be matched by the day-to-day reality of Trump’s America. On DVD from CBS/Paramount.

Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:

In “Christmas Blood” (2017 — Norway), starring Stig Henrik Hoff, Sondre Krogtoft Larsen, Truls Svendsen and Marte Sæteren, a psychopath dressed in a Santa Claus suit has been terrorizing Norway for the past 13 years. For as soon as the caroling starts, this demented Kris Kringle dispenses bloody ax blows regardless of whether you’ve been bad or good. As the holiday approaches on one snow-covered town filled with revelers, a pair of detectives work against time to find and photo for Christmas Blood arrest the bearded serial killer. Will they manage to stop this demented St. Nick before he kills again? From Artsploitation Films … “Lizzie” (2018), starring Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw and Kim Dickens, is a chilling reimagining of the Lizzie Borden murder case that reveals the many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden, who stood accused of the infamous 1892 axe murder of her family in Fall River, Massachusetts. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) lives a claustrophobic life under her father’s cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit — and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … In “Deadman Standing” (2018), starring Luke Arnold, C. Thomas Howell, Richard Riehle and M.C. Gainey, a sheriff, a madam, and a dying boy risk their lives to save a troubled town in a bloodcurdling true tale of the Wild West. On DVD from Lionsgate … In “Death House” (2018), starribng a coterie of horror photo for Death Houseveterans, including Cody Longo, Cortney Palm, Adrienne Barbeau, Michael Berryman, Barbara Crampton, Sid Haig, Kane Hodder, Lloyd Kaufman, Bill Moseley, Tony Todd and Dee Wallace. a power breakdown during an exclusive tour inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings is their only chance for survival. On DVD from Cleopatra Entertainment … Bella Thorne stars in the spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller “I Still See You” (2018). Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni (Thorne) receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with Kirk, a mysterious classmate, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead — and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer. Co-stars Richard Harmon and Dermot Mulroney. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … The fantasy epic that smashed box office records in Korea reaches its thrilling climax with “Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds” (2017 — South Korea), starring Ha Jung-woo, Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Hyang-gi and Lee Jung-jae. As the deceased soul Su-hong and his three afterlife guardians face the remaining trials to obtain their reincarnation, the guardians come face to face with the buried truth of their tragic time on earth a photo for River Runs Red thousand years ago, culminating in a final battle with a rogue god. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, from Well Go USA … In “River Runs Red” (2018), starring Taye Diggs, George Lopez, John Cusack, Luke Hemsworth and Gianni Capaldi, respected Judge Charles Coleman (Diggs) and his wife have devoted their lives to law enforcement. The two are thrilled when their son is accepted into the police academy, but everything changes when he is shot by two corrupt cops and the official investigation finds no wrongdoing. After his trusted friend detective Horace (Cusack) finds evidence to the contrary, Charles joins forces with an anguished mechanic (Lopez) whose son was killed by the same cops and together they take the law into their own hands.On DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, from Cinedigm … In “Await Further Instructions” (2018 — UK), starring Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Abigail Cruttenden and David Bradley, it’s Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly — an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen a message glows ominously: “Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions.” As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage. On DVD, Blu-ray from Dark Sky Films … In “Galveston” (2018), starrinbg Ben Foster, Elle Fanning, Beau Bridges, Lili Reinhart and Robert Aramayo, Roy (Foster) is a heavy-drinking criminal enforcer and mob hit man whose boss set him up in a double-cross scheme. After photo for Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 Collector’s Edition BLU-RAY DEBUTkilling his would-be assassins before they could kill him, Roy discovers Rocky (Fanning), a young woman being held captive, and reluctantly takes her with him on his escape. Determined to find safety and sanctuary in Galveston, Roy must find a way to stop his boss from pursuing them while trying to outrun the demons from his and Rocky’s pasts. On DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, from RLJE Films … And now, three horror films released on Blu-ray for the first time, from Scream Factory: “Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 Collector’s Edition” (1984): Ricky is being released from a mental hospital, and he takes with him the terrifying memory of his brother Billy’s death and the memory of the Mother Superior who brought about his brother’s demise. For Ricky, starting a new life means avenging his brother’s death, which sets him on a blind journey of relentless photo for Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation BLU-RAY DEBUT revenge, leading ultimately to Mother Superior. And when he gets to her, not even her faith will be enough to stop Ricky as he follows in the family tradition of Christmas carnage. New 2K Scan of an archival theatrical print … “The Mangler” (1995): Directed by Tobe Hooper and starring Ted Levine and Robert Englund. New 4K print of the original camera negative from the uncut version. Based on Stephen King’s short story, this white-knuckle chiller follows a cop (Levine) as he investigates a series of grisly accidents — and uncovers a deadly town secret that has been hidden for years — a terrifying entity that threatens to destroy everything in its path — a laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon. With time running out and a young girl’s life in the balance, he races to destroy the beast before it’s too late … “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” (1994), starring Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey and Robert Jacks. This collector’s edition features both the theatrical and director’s cuts of the fourth installment of the terrifying franchise. When a helpful family invites two lost couples in for a good ol’ down-home massacre, the prom night teens find themselves all dressed up … with no place to escape. To their dismay, the old farmhouse is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

On the Indie Front:

“The Sound and the Fury” (2014), starring James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze Scott Haze, Loretta Devine and Ahna O’Reilly, is a filmic look at the trials and tribulations, decline and fall, of the Comptons, a once proud, aristocratic family living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th photo for The Sound and the Fury century, revealing the secrets and betrayals that tarnished the family name and continues to haunt the Compton children. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner — considered among the 20th century’s greatest works — “The Sound and the Fury” encapsulates the universal themes of social injustice, forbidden love and the death of honor. On DVD from Monarch Home Entertainment … “In Searching” (2018) Jake Borelli, Evan Hall, Aley Underwood, Jacob Grodnik. Jon returns home on his first trip from college to visit his friends Michelle and Cole, but when he’s challenged to a dangerous bike race by his nemesis, Erik, Jon discovers a magical locket during a horrific crash. He then embarks on an auspicious journey, finding much more than love and friendship as he becomes a man.

Foreign Films:

“The Captain” (2017 — Germany), starring Max Hubacher, is based on the arresting true story of the Executioner of Emsland. The film is a World War II tale like no other — a searing historical drama with undertones of absurd black comedy that presents the evils of Nazism and fascism as a devastating kind of game to be played by those most gullible and unscrupulous. It follows a young German army deserter, Pvt. Willi Herold (Hubacher), after he finds an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority the uniform grants him, he amasses a band of stragglers who cede to his command despite the suspicions of some. Citing direct orders from the Fuhrer himself, he soon takes command of a camp holding German soldiers accused of desertion and embarks on a brutal mission of torture and slaughter, all in the name of “justice.” Increasingly intoxicated by the unquestioned authority, the enigmatic imposter soon discovers that many people will blindly follow the leader … whomever that may be. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Music Box Films … photo for Un Traductor In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Malin (Rodrigo Santoro), a Russian literature professor at the University of Havana, is sent to translate for the Soviet children who have been brought to Cuba for medical treatment in “Un Traductor” (2018 — Cuba). While adapting to this emotionally demanding job, the Berlin Wall falls and a deep economic crisis hits the island. But Malin is so entrenched in the lives of the Chernobyl Children that he fails to notice his own family suffering. On DVD, from Film Movement … Set in 18th century Vienna, “Mademoiselle Paradis” (2017 — Germany/France) is the true story of Maria Paradis, a gifted piano player and friend of Mozart, who lost her eyesight as a child. Desperate to cure their talented daughter, her parents entrust Maria to the famous Dr. Franz Mesmer, whose theory about animal magnetism had attracted a wide following. Using the doctor’s controversial technique, Maria recovers her sight. But this miracle comes at a price as Maria progressively starts to lose her gift for music. She will have to choose: an ordinary life in the light or an extraordinary life in darkness, as a virtuoso. On DVD from First Run Features.

For the Family:

In “SK8 Dawg” (2018), starring Joey Lawrence, Sara Fletcher and David Arquette (as the voice of Buddy), everyone in Tommy’s life — his sister, his dad, his neighbor, even his dog — is an awesome skateboarder. Everyone except Tommy himself! Sick of getting teased for being a klutz, Tommy accepts a skate-off photo for Sgt. Stubby: An American Herochallenge from the local bully, Frankie. Can his friend Alice and his pooch, Buddy, teach Tommy to flip, ollie, grab, and slide in time for the big showdown? Recipient of the Dove Seal of Approval for all ages. On DVD from Lionsgate … “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” (2018) is based on an incredible true story and features an all-star voice cast including Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter and Gerard Depardieu. This computer-animated feature shares the unbreakable bond between a young soldier and a stray dog who, for his valorous feats in World War I, is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, the most decorated dog in American history and is widely considered the forerunner to the U.S. Army’s working dog program. Returning home to a hero’s welcome, Stubby and Conroy toured the country leading victory parades and met three sitting U.S. presidents, among other honors. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Paramount.

Special Interest:

“The Advocates” (2018): Over half a million people are homeless in the United States — 25 percent of whom are in California. Amid public outcry over the ballooning homeless population in Los Angeles — nearly 54,000 people on any given night — three advocates with three different organizations show what the lost ideal of care in photo for The Advocatesthe community looks like amid a changing policy landscape. Intensely human and humanizing, this documentary provides a sweeping look at the historic and current causes of LA’s unprecedented crisis, largely due to defunded affordable housing. It goes behind the headlines with pragmatic stories of the transformative work that is possible when the right resources, funding, and compassion are applied. On DVD from Cinema Libre … “Perry Como’s Olde English Christmas”: The best friend a Christmas song ever had, the legendary and beloved Perry Como celebrated the yuletide season on television, radio and records for 50 years, delighting millions worldwide. In 1977, Mr. C traveled to England for his annual holiday TV special with much of the music and merriment taking place in an historic, festively decorated castle. British singing star Petula Clark joins Como along with recording artist Leo Sayer, Olympic figure skater John Curry and Irish actress Gemma Craven for a jolly song-filled excursion featuring traditional favorites such as “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World”, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Ave Maria,” and more. On DVD from MPI Media.

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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Dec 112018
 

 

North America’s largest streaming service for British and international television

is now available in India, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, and more South American countries;

Launch series feature Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Iain Glen, Martin Clunes, Toby Jones, Julie Graham, and much more

“Acorn TV has the most robust, reliable selection of European, British, Canadian and Australian shows”

The New York Times

“An essential must-have…(with) well-written, beautifully acted and surprisingly compelling scripted television.”

The Hollywood Reporter

 

Acorn TV, North America’s most popular streaming service for British and international television, is now available in thirty new countries, including Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, ten European countries, more South American countries, as well as ten Caribbean countries. Consumers can now visit acorn.tv to subscribe and watch Acorn TV, or easily access Acorn TV via apps on Apple TV, Android, iPhone, iPads, and Roku streaming players. The programs will be in English-language with English and Spanish subtitles available. The Acorn TV streaming service is available for $4.99 USD per month.

 

Launched in the U.S. and Canada in 2011 and quickly becoming the leader in North America for premium entertainment from British and international television, Acorn TV expanded internationally in June 2018 to twelve Latin American countries and continues to rapidly expand worldwide.

 

Matthew Graham, SVP and GM for RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV, said, “Acorn TV is doing phenomenally well in North America, so we’re thrilled to continue to take the Acorn TV experience globally with 30 new countries. We are excited for global fans of British and international drama and mystery to discover the wonders of Acorn TV with addictive series featuring stellar acting, beautiful settings, and gripping storylines.”

 

New Countries:

  • Europe: Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
  • India
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • South America: Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, and Guyana
  • Caribbean: Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda as well as nearby Belize

 

Acorn TV’s international offering will add new programs each week and currently features a wide assortment of first-rate British and international television, including:

  • The first seven seasons of smash hit British dramedy Doc Martin with season eight being added on Dec. 17
  • Irish detective drama Jack Taylor starring Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in the British drama The Last Enemy
  • Daniel Craig in wartime drama Sword of Honour
  • The complete series of the original Poldark
  • Aussie cop drama East West 101
  • British period drama The Bletchley Circle
  • Lynda La Plante’s The Commander and Above Suspicion
  • Gripping miniseries The Secret Agent
  • International Emmy-winning drama Traffik
  • Documentaries like Britain’s Bloodiest Crown and Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty
  • Among many other series

 

Called “Netflix for the Anglophile” by NPR and featuring “the most robust, reliable selection of European, British, Canadian and Australian showsby The New York Times, Acorn TV has quickly become one of the top streaming services and is commercial free. Acorn TV curates the very best in international television and exclusively premieres several new international series and/or seasons every month from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and other European countries.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Experience Luca Gudagnino’s outrageously twisted re-imagining of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror cult classic that has been called agrim and glorious work of madness” (IndieWire, David Ehrlich) when Suspiria arrives on Digital January 15 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) January 29 from Lionsgate. Starring Dakota Johnson, Oscar® winner and Golden Globe® nominee* Tilda Swinton (2007, Michael Clayton, *Best Supporting Actress; 2012, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama), Mia Goth, and Chloë Grace Moretz and featuring a mesmerizing haunting score by Thom Yorke, Guadagnino’s directorial follow-up to the Oscar®-winning Call Me by Your Name (Best Adapted Screenplay, 2017), written for the screen by David Kajganich, has received incredible critical praise with Variety’s Owen Gleiberman calling it a “lavishly cerebral high-end horror film” and a “divinely demonic spectacle of womanly power.” The Suspiria Blu-ray (plus digital) will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company, stunning the troupe’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc, with her raw talent. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of being witches. As rehearsals intensify for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the company goes beyond merely dancing. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist trying to uncover the company’s dark secrets enlists the help of another dancer, who probes the depths of the studio’s hidden underground chambers, where horrific discoveries await.

 

BLU-RAY/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “The Making of Suspiria” Featurette
  • “The Secret Language of Dance” Featurette
  • “The Transformations of Suspiria” Featurette

 

CAST

Dakota Johnson                      Fifty Shades of Grey, The Social Network

Tilda Swinton                          Michael Clayton, We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Deep End

Mia Goth                                 A Cure for Wellness, Everest, The Survivalist

and Chloë Grace Moretz        The Equalizer, Carrie, Let Me In

 

For Artwork: www.lionsgatepublicity.com/home-entertainment/suspiria/

Trailer: https://youtu.be/edpP45ECWTY

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2018

Title Copyright: Suspiria © 2018 Amazon Content Services LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for disturbing content involving ritualistic violence, bloody images and graphic nudity, and for some language including sexual references.

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Mystery

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 152 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos™

 

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Dec 102018
 

RELEASING CHRISTMAS DAY

THE HARROWING

RELEASE DATE
12/25 (VOD)

The Harrowing, from director Jon Keeyes (American Nightmare) and starring genre icons Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Starship Troopers) and Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, G.I Joe : The Rise of Cobra), premieres on VOD Christmas day from Film Mode Entertainment.

Haunted by the  ritualistic  killing  of  his  best  friend,  a  vice  detective (Matthew Tompkins, Sicario)  determined  to discover  the  truth  goes  undercover  into  a  forensic  hospital  and  is  plunged  into  his  own personal  hell  where  demons  might  be  real.

Jon Keeyes, writer and director of the film, says “We’ve carefully crafted an intelligent, suspenseful, tense thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats while driving them down a road of psychological twists and turns. Right out of the gate, we pull them in with an explosive opening sequence, and then keep them guessing as the mystery unfolds until we blow their minds in the final moments. Being able to construct such an intricate puzzle like this – that is both entertaining and thought provoking – has been a joy.”

Matthew Tompkins, Producer: “The Harrowing is carefully constructed to be a powerful synergy of elements that make it one of those rare ‘elevated’ genre films with true crossover appeal to a wide variety of hardcore fans…The film is a potent mix of horror and supernatural elements that underpin a very smart, disturbing, and complicated psychological thriller…the idea of being able to drive the narrative utilizing all of these things, to truly pull that off, from both a commercial and artistic perspective, was a fantastic opportunity for us as Filmmakers.”

In addition to Ironside, Vosloo and Tompkins, the dynamic ensemble cast also includes ‘’The Haunting of Hill House’’’s Arianne Martin and Damon Carney (Hellraiser : Judgement).

Available on VOD and on Demand December 25, 2018 from Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment.

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LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.
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THE HATE U GIVE

ARRIVES ON DIGITAL ON JANUARY 8 AND
4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ON JANUARY 22​

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.

Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes®, THE HATE U GIVE arrives on Movies Anywhere™ January 8 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-rayTM and DVD on January 22.

THE HATE U GIVE 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray & DVD Special Features:

  • Extended scenes:
    • Maverick and Seven Protecting Their Home
    • Uprising
    • Seven’s Graduation
  • Featurettes:
    • Starting a Conversation
    • The Talk
    • Code Switching
    • The Heart of Georgia
    • Thank U Georgia
    • Starr: Shine Your Light (4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ only)
  • Audio Commentary by George Tillman, Jr., Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Angie Thomas and Craig Hayes

THE HATE U GIVE 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray Technical Specifications:
Street Date: January 22, 2019
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English AD 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1
Dolby Digital, Canadian French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Total Run Time: 132 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13

THE HATE U GIVE DVD Technical Specifications:
Street Date: January 22, 2019
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English AD 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Stereo
Dolby Digital, Canadian French 2.0 Stereo Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Total Run Time: 132 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13

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Dec 102018
 
“PURE, IRRESISTIBLE PLEASURE.”
-PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE
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ROBERT REDFORD STARS IN THE (MOSTLY) TRUE STORY

THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
ARRIVING ON DIGITAL JANUARY 1
AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD JANUARY 15​

Academy Award® Winners Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek will steal your heart in this Charming comedy about the mostly true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford) – from his daring prison escape at age 70 to an unprecedented string of bank heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who is captivated by Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and Jewel (Spacek), the woman loves him despite his criminal ways.

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN arrives on Digital and Movies Anywhere January 1st and Blu-ray and DVD January 15th.

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN DVD Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:

  • Everything Else We Shot
  • Prison Cats
  • On Filmmaking
  • 31 Wake-Ups
  • Joining The Hunt
  • Audio Commentary By Writer/Director David Lowery
  • Gallery

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN DVD Specifications:
Street Date: January 15, 2019
Prebook Date: December 12, 2018
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio: DVD: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish
Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0
Total Run Time: 93 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
Closed Captioned: Yes

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN Blu-ray Specifications:
Street Date: January 15, 2019
Prebook Date: December 12, 2018
Screen Format: Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio: BD: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA, English Descriptive Audio 5.1,
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Total Run Time: 93 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
Closed Captioned: Yes

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Dec 102018
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New from Arrow Video US and Arrow Academy US
THE SERPENT’S EGG [BLU-RAY] (12/4)
DE PALMA & DE NIRO: THE EARLY FILMS [LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY] (12/11)
BLOODY BIRTHDAY [BLU-RAY] (12/18)
THE APARTMENT [BLU-RAY] (12/11)
via MVD Entertainment Group
Winter is Coming and so is Arrow!
 
With winter right around the corner, you’re going to want to stay inside to beat the cold, unpleasant weather. Thanks to Arrow, staying in is better than ever and this December they’re going to give you six more reasons to do so!
On December 4th, Arrow Video is pleased to release The Serpent’s Egg from legendary director
Ingmar Bergman. In this spellbinding mystery, David Carradine stars as an out-of-work circus performer that gets caught up in a tangled web when he begins to ask questions about his brother’s bizarre death. For this film Bergman teamed with powerhouse Italian director Dino De Laurentiis.
Things get really busy on December 11th starting with the release of De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films. This boxset showcases Robert De Niro on the big screen for the first time and highlights the beginnings of his wonderful relationship with the legendary Brian De Palma. The set includes three films from the iconic duo – The Wedding PartyGreetings and Hi, Mom! – all of which have been newly restored specifically for this release. Featuring brand-new interviews, commentaries and writings, this is one boxset not to be missed.
If you like westerns you’re in luck, because rounding out the December 1th slate will be Sergio Corbucci’s landmark spaghetti western, DjangoFranco Nero stars as a mysterious loner that arrives on the US-Mexico border and gets caught up in a war between a racist gang and Mexican revolutionaries. This release features a brand new 4K restoration and includes Texas Adios, the follow up in which Nero returns as Django. Django will also be available as a limited edition steelbook.
Twisted ’80s slasher Bloody Birthday comes home on December 18th with a brand new 2K restoration. A trio born on the same solar eclipse develop a habit for murdering adults in the Ed Hunt directed classic. This new release is loaded with special features, including two new commentaries, an interview with lead actress Lori Lethin and a video appreciation from renowned genre journalist Chris Alexander.
Joining the Arrow Video December releases will be The Apartment, coming to Blu-ray on December 11th from Arrow Academy. Hollywood icons Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon re-team for perhaps their greatest achievement in this hilarious masterpiece that took home five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Arrow Academy is proud to present The Apartment with a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative and produced exclusively for this release.

 

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AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JANUARY 8, 2019
AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD ON JANUARY 22, 2019
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

The beloved Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent in the third installment of the hilarious, action-packed spy mission, Johnny English Strikes Again arriving on Digital January 8, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 22, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Johnny English and his sidekick Bough are back in this hysterical comedy filled with even more action and more laughs for the whole family to enjoy. From one of Britain’s leading comedy directors David Kerr (Inside Number 9), the film boasts an all-star cast including Ben Miller (Paddington 2), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Jake Lacy (Carol), and Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks).

When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope is called out of retirement. English’s new mission is his most critical to date: Dive head first into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analog methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology—or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last.

Loaded with over 30 minutes of exclusive bonus features, Johnny English Strikes Again on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital include an up-close look at the carefully selected film locations and detailed sets as well as Johnny’s notable collection of gadgets and cars, along with a breakdown of the extraordinary cast, diving deeper into the legacy of  everyone’s favorite hapless spy!

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • The Comedy Genius Of Rowan Atkinson – A look at Rowan’s comedic talents – the meticulous attention to detail that is the hallmark of his work. Johnny English combines the best of Rowan – a skillful use of dialogue and slapstick.
  • The Johnny English Legacy – What has changed in the series this time around… for Johnny… and for the world? In this piece, we learn from the cast and film-makers how the character has evolved and what’s changed without changing the core of the incompetent agent we have come to know and love.
  • Virtual Reality Johnny English Style – Virtual reality might be everywhere, but no one does it quite like our intrepid agent English.
  • The Gadgets – Rowan leads us through his notable collection of gadgets as the team provides insights into their creation.
  • The Cars – Rowan is a well-known auto enthusiast, and had a big say in the choice of cars used in the film. Olga Kurylenko joins in on the fun and discusses her driving scenes including the differences between shooting for Johnny English 3 and Quantum of Solace.
  • Locations and Design – The movie may be all about the laughs, but the set designs and the locations are the real deal. From Johnny’s bedroom, to the MI7 and Prime Minister Offices, and Volta’s suite in the castle, every detail is carefully crafted.  And nothing beats shooting on location – from the south of France to the streets of London, Agent English is well-traveled.
  • A Cast Of Characters – With a lead like Rowan Atkinson, the supporting cast has to be just a strong. We shine the spotlight on this veritable cast of characters:
    • Ben Miller as Bough
    • Olga Kurylenko as Ophelia
    • Emma Thompson as the Prime Minister
    • Michael Gambon as Agent 5
    • Charles Dance as Agent 7
    • Edward Fox as Agent 9
  • Feature Commentary with Director David Kerr

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Jake Lacy and Emma Thompson
Music By: Howard Goodall
Hair and Makeup Designer: Graham Johnston
Costume Designer: Annie Hardinge
Editor: Mark Everson
Production Designer: Simon Bowles
Director of Photography: Florian Hoffmeister, BSC
Co-Producer: Andrew Warren
Executive Producers: Liza Chasin, Willian Davies
Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Chris Clark
Screenplay By: William Davies
Directed By: David Kerr

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAYTM
Street Date: January 22, 2019
Selection Number: 62195767 / 62195773 (CDN)
Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG, for some action, violence, rude humor, language and brief nudity
Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD
Street Date: January 22, 2019
Selection Number: 62195766 / 62195772 (CDN)
Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG, for some action, violence, rude humor, language and brief nudity
Sound: English, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles

Website: http://uni.pictures/JohnnyEnglishStrikesAgain
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/JohnnyEngSATrailer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnnyenglishmovie
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/johnnyenglish
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnyenglish  
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