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Aug 102020
 

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The Criterion Collection is celebrating the boundless creative vision of Agnès Varda with a comprehensive collection of her genre-blurring, culture-shaping films. Bringing together all 39 of her features, shorts, and documentaries for the first time, the 15-Blu-ray box set “The photo for The Complete Films of Agnès Varda Complete Films of Agnès Varda” also contains extensive special features – many created by Varda herself – including introductions to the films, interviews with and tributes from family and friends, once-banned and unfinished works, behind-the-scenes footage, archival programs, and more. The edition is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated 200-page book, with notes on the films and essays on Varda’s life and work, as well as a selection of her photography and images of her installation art. A founder of the French New Wave who became an international art-house icon, Varda was a fiercely independent, restlessly curious visionary whose work was at once personal and passionately committed to the world around her. In an abundant career in which she never stopped expanding the notion of what a movie can be, Varda forged a unique cinematic vocabulary that frequently blurs the boundaries between narrative and documentary, and entwines loving portraits of her friends, her family, and her own inner world with a social consciousness that was closely attuned to the 1960s counterculture, the women’s liberation movement, the plight of the poor and socially marginalized, and the ecology of our planet. This comprehensive collection places Varda’s filmography in the context of her parallel work as a photographer and multimedia artist – all of it a testament to the radical vision, boundless imagination, and radiant spirit of a photo for Diva (Special Edition) true original for whom every act of creation was a vital expression of her very being … With “Diva” (1981 — France), director Jean-Jacques Beineix (“Betty Blue”) launched the Cinéma du look movement and this stylish cult thriller remains as innovative today as when it premiered in 1981. Jules (Frédéric Andréi), a young postal carrier, illegally tapes a concert of a reclusive opera singer (American soprano Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez). Jules’ attempts to woo the diva are interrupted when Taiwanese bootleggers come after the recording. His problems worsen when a prostitute slips another tape, one that incriminates a police chief, into his bag. Now, Jules must escape the police chief, the cop’s henchmen and the bootleggers to keep both precious tapes safe — and to stay alive. Featuring a celebrated chase through the Paris Metro and an early appearance by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“Amélie”) favorite Dominique Pinon, Diva earned César Awards for Beineix, Vladimir Cosma’s (“Le Bal”) sumptuous music and Philippe Rousselot’s (“Henry & June”) eye-popping cinematography. In a Blu-ray Special Edition from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

From TV to Disc:

“The Blacklist Season 7” (2019-20) id s five-disc set with all 19 episodes. After being abducted by Katarina Rostova, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) finds himself alone in hostile territory, unsure of who, if anyone, he can trust. Surrounded by old enemies and new allies, Red must stay one step ahead of the Blacklist’s most dangerous criminal, who will stop at nothing to unearth the very truth Red photo for The Blacklist Season 7wants no one to know about. To find it, Katarina will insinuate herself into the life of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), who has finally reunited with her daughter Agnes. Katarina’s presence will bring danger to Liz’s doorstep and forever alter her relationship with Red. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Sony … “Gold Digger” (2019) is a two-disc set with all 10 episodes of the BBC One’s romantic drama starring Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes about a woman who meets a much younger man on her 60th birthday. As the pair’s relationship grows, her three adult children and ex-husband wonder if their mother’s new boyfriend is in it for love or for money. A dark family secret has also been buried for several decades -— a trauma that has impacted their personalities and decisions in the present. From Acorn Media …
“Playing for Keeps” (2020) is a two-disc set with all eight episodes of the Aussie murder mystery dramedy set on the sidelines of professional football, told from the unique perspective of the real power players: the wives. The real action is away from the grandstands and locker rooms; it’s on the red carpets, in the beauty salons and in the designer bedrooms. It’s love, power, and status all the way – until the death of a team member adds investigation into the mix. From Acorn Media.

Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:

In “Monstrous” (2020), starring Anna Shields, Rachel Finniger and Grant Schumacher, Sylvia, a lonely 20-something, goes searching for answers after her friend mysteriously vanishes in Whitehall, NY, an Adirondack town known for its Bigfoot sightings. She sets off with a mysterious, charming young woman, Alex, hellbent on getting to Whitehall for different reasons. Sylvia soon learns that hiding in the woods is an evil more sinister than she could ever imagine. From Uncork’d Entertainment … “The High Note” (2020), starring Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Bill Pullman, Zoë Chao, Eddie Izzard and Ice Cube, is set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene and tells the story of Grace Davis (Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still photo for aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Grace must choose between playing it safe or listening to her heart in a decision that could change her life forever. On DVD, Blu-ray,from Universal … In “The Wretched” (2019), starring John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Azie Tesfai, Zarah Mahler, Kevin Bigley and Jamison Jones, following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father’s new girlfriend. Ben’s problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery: a thousand year-old witch is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door. On DVD, Blu-ray, from IFC Midnight … “Valley of the Gods” (2019), starring Josh Hartnett, Bérénice Marlohe and John Malkovich, is a fantasy thriller that contrasts abundance and poverty through three separate storylines, featuring a middle-class writer, an eccentric photo for Valley of the Godstrillionaire and a struggling Navajo community. Post-divorce, copywriter John Ecas undertakes the biography of the richest man on earth, who is dead-set on mining sacred lands for uranium. When modernity runs afoul of long-dormant guardians from ancient legend, even the most unimaginable wealth may soon meet its match. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Well Go USA … In “G-LOC” (2019), starring Stephen Moyer, Tala Gouveia, Shayne Ward, Casper Van Dien and John Rhys-Davies, the Earth is virtually destroyed and Bran Marshall flees to the Rhea, a planet hostile to Earthlings. Escaping onto a Rhean supply ship, he finds the crew slaughtered, with the only survivor a female warrior named Ohsha. As the two try to kill one another, the ship is damaged by meteorites. Bran and Ohsha must join forces to salvage the craft before it impacts the planet below — and the humans that live there. From Lionsgate … In “The Phantom of the Opera” (1962), Herbert Lom stars as The Phantom in Hammer Films’ celebrated production of Gaston Leroux’s horror classic. Mysterious mishaps bedevil a London opera house, but when tragedy strikes during an photo for I Am Vengeance: Retaliation opening night performance, it’s clear that these “accidents” are the deliberate work of a deranged madman – The Phantom. When Christine, the young star of a new musical is contacted by the shadowy specter, her producer investigates, tracking the ghostly Phantom to his secret underground lair. A new 2K scan from the interpositive, with both 1.85:1 and 1.66:1 aspect ratio options available. On Blu-ray from Scream Factory … In “I Am Vengeance: Retaliation” (2020), starring Stu Bennett and Vinnie Jones, former professional wrestler Bennett stars as ex-special forces soldier John Gold in this sequel to “I Am Vengeance” (2018). When he’s given the chance to retrieve Sean Teague —- the man who betrayed Gold’s team on their final mission in Eastern Europe —- and transport him to a military prison, Gold, who’d rather kill Teague, is reluctant. But when a government operative promises to expunge the crimes that’ve forced Gold into a life on the run, Gold agrees —- and prepares for the fight of his life against Teague’s band of mercenaries and a mysterious sniper.On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate.

On the Indie Front:

In “How to Build a Girl” (2019), starring Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Paddy Consindine, Chris DOd and Emma Thompson, Johanna Morgan is a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton, England, and live out her creative fantasies. Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine. Despite being brushed off initially, Johanna clamors to the top of the 90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde, a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men. On DVD, Blu-ray, from IFC Films.

Foreign:

In “A White, White Day” (2019 — Iceland), starring Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason and Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, an off-duty police chief (a chilling Ingvar Sigurdsson, who received Cannes Critics’ Week award for Best Actor for his photo for Night Out performance) in a remote Icelandic town begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth takes over his life and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. From Film Movement … In “Night Out” (2018 — Germany) , starring Mara Scherzinger, Katerina Clark and Thomas Kellner, it’s Saturday night in Berlin and a bunch of friends go out to have fun. Others are also out exploring the city and their relationships. A colorful mix of singles, couples, heteros, gays, poly-amorous. Different personalities, for different reasons, give a spectrum of contemporary approaches to nightlife. They go all the way, exceeding their limits. An erotic dramedy written and directed by Stratos Tzitzis and winner of the “Achtung Berlin! – New Berlin Film Award” at the Berlin Film Festival. From Corinth Films.

For the Family:

“Arthur: The Ultimate Friendship Collection”” (2020) is a three-disc set with 48 episodes — more than 10 hours — of friendship-themed Arthur adventures. Arthur learns how to work with teams, look out for friends and family, and navigate the everyday situations that he and his friends find themselves in. Arthur plays on a baseball team, Muffy temporarily stays with her friend, Francine, where she has to share a room (and even eat leftovers), Buster returns home after a long exotic vacation, and Arthur gets nervous their friendship won’t be the same, among many other classic episodes. From PBS Kids.

Special Interest:

“American Masters: Mae West: Dirty Blonde” (2020): Mae West achieved great acclaim in every entertainment medium that existed during her lifetime, spanning eight decades of the 20th century. A full-time actress at seven, a vaudevillian at 14, a dancing sensation at 25, a Broadway playwright at 33, a silver screen ingénue at 40, a Vegas nightclub act at 62, a recording artist at 73, a camp icon at 85 – West left no format unconquered. She possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s and still rare photo for American Masters: Mae West: Dirty Blonde today. Though she was a comedian, West grappled with some of the more complex social issues of the 20th century, including race and class tensions, and imbued even her most salacious plotlines with commentary about gender conformity, societal restrictions and what she perceived as moral hypocrisy. Mae West: Dirty Blonde is the first major documentary film to explore West’s life and career, as she “climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong” to become a writer, performer and subversive agitator for social change. From PBS Distribution … “Asian Americans” (2020): This program delivers a bold, new perspective on the Asian American experience that will surprise, move, and inspire audiences. The five-part documentary traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations, and cultural innovation. It is a timely, clear-eyed look at the vital role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation. Through the lens of the country’s fastest growing population, “Asian Americans” illuminates the way one group of Americans, who were long excluded and considered outsiders, have pursued their visions of the American dream. Their stories are a celebration of the grit and resilience of a people that reflect the experience of many Americans. From PBS Distribution.

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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Aug 092020
 

Told by the people who made it happen, ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES reveals the story behind the global phenomenon of Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers showing their social, cultural, and racial significance and how ground-breaking marketing strategies created a multi-billion-dollar business. It also delves into the darker side of success, a parable of America’s dark love affair with consumer capitalism and celebrity culture. Using a mix of archival footage and graphic animation, the feature documentary returns viewers to an era that feels distant, even nostalgic, yet was only a few decades ago.

ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES features interviews with Michael Jordan’s close friends and associates including David Falk (former agent), David J Stern (NBA commissioner 1984-2014), Sonny Vaccaro (the man who scouted him), Peter Moore (original designer), his biographer Roland Lazenby as well as legendary sports journalist Jamele Hill and sports writer, Scoop Jackson.

The feature documentary was produced by Will Thorne of Break Em Films, directed by Yemi Bamiro, edited by Michael Marden with graphics and animation by Will Newell. Executive produced by Christopher Hird, James Ramkoleea and Caroline Stern.

Shout! Studios | 83 minutes

ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES Debuts on Digital
for Watch-At-Home on August 25, 2020
AppleTV, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay, FandangoNOW, and Hoopla

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Aug 092020
 

Written, directed and produced by Rob Margolies, and featuring a star-studded cast headlined by Tony Todd (Candyman), Dylan Baker (“Hunters”), Robin Bartlett (Shutter Island), Samm Levine (Inglourious Basterds), Vanessa Lengies (Waiting…), and Agnes Bruckner (The Woods), Immortal is available On Demand this September.

A chilling horror/thriller anthology film told in four chapters,  Immortal  boasts career-best performances from a cast that also includes award-winning actor Mario Van Peebles (“Posse”, “New Jack City”), Lindsay Mushett (“Blue Bloods”), and Jason Stuart (The Infiltrators).

Thrown into the face of death only to emerge unharmed, the characters of Immortal are left staring at eternity in the face with uncertainty and fear like they’ve never imagined. The film follows Chelsea, a high school track star who comes clean about sexual misconduct with her coach only to find out her confession might be too late; Gary and Vanessa, a young, expecting married couple who scheme a morbid solution to their financial issues; Ted, a man filled with sorrow who agrees to euthanize his cancer-ridden wife Mary; and Warren, a young man with little direction in life who is forced to discover his new gifts after a tragic accident.

Immortal is available on demand September 8 from Stonecutter/DifferentDuckFilms.

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Aug 092020
 

A documentary film by Eric Merola

Available on Amazon Prime – September 4, 2020

 

Merola Productions is proud to present the VOD release of THE ANDORRA HUSTLE, a documentary film written and directed by the award-winning filmmaker Eric Merola. The film will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime on September 4, 2020.

Andorra, a tiny, independent country situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains with a total population of 80,000 found itself at the center of one of the most convoluted and outrageous bank robberies in modern history: On March 10, 2015, Banca Privada d’Andorra (BPA), a private bank in Andorra, was shut down by Spanish, American, and Andorran governments in Spain’s efforts to destroy the Catalonian Independence Movement, thus leaving dozens of innocent civilians facing prison for money laundering crimes that never existed, and scores of innocent families have had their entire life savings stolen from them.

The incentive for the Spanish government to destroy BPA was part of Spain’s ongoing “Operation Catalonia”—a covert state-sponsored war-like operation to undermine the progress of Catalonia’s efforts to separate from Spain due to generations of humanitarian and economic repression Madrid has inflicted upon Catalonia. America’s incentive was to protect Spain’s interests, as an ally of the United States. Andorra’s incentive appears to be purely economical on behalf of its leadership.

BPA was targeted due to the assumption that members of the top Catalonian leadership (President Jordi Pujol, President Artur Mas, and Vice President Oriol Junqueras) had their money stored at BPA. Spanish Police were of the opinion that destroying the bank accounts of the Catalonian leadership would help win their war against Catalonia.

A little known fact presented in THE ANDORRA HUSTLE: America’s FinCEN (US Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) has the power to shut down any bank in the world with a single press release called a “Section 311” – part of the USA Patriot Act—without requiring any evidence of wrongdoing, under the guise of “protecting the world’s financial system”. Spanish Police presented fake evidence of money laundering to America’s FinCEN, resulting in America issuing a “Section 311” against BPA. In the weeks following, the American private equity firm J.C. Flowers purchased the newly destroyed BPA at an 86% discount—precisely verbatim as Spain warned would happen to BPA.

Most mainstream news reporting on the closing of BPA have reported that BPA was shut down due to money laundering activity concerning the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, the Venezuelan government, and Russian and Chinese mafias. This documentary examines these money laundering charges in a forensic fashion, proving that BPA was categorically innocent of these crimes. THE ANDORRA HUSTLE gives the audience a well-researched narrative that contradicts all mainstream news coverage of these events. 

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Aug 092020
 

FOLLOWED comes to VOD (video on demand) on September 1, 2020 from Global View Entertainment.

 

Synopsis: When aspiring social media influencer “DropTheMike” is offered a lucrative sponsorship to grow his channel, he’s joined by his video crew on a visit to one of the most haunted hotels in America, where he’ll give his audience a horrific night of thrill-seeking the likes of which they have never seen before. What begins as a fun investigative challenge including the infamous Elevator Ritual quickly descends into a personal hell of true evil, begging the timely question: how far would you go to pursue internet fame?

Directed by: Antoine Le
Written by: Todd Klick
Produced by: Matthew Ryan Brewbaker, Antoine Le, and Todd Klick
Executive producers: J. Todd Harris, Thomas Pettinelli, Greg Berlant and Gregory Adkins, as well as Grant Cramer, Richard Barner, Chad Doher, Wendy Moore, Len Gibson and Wayne Overstreet of Global View Entertainment.
Starring: Matthew Solomon, John Savage, Sam Valentine, Tim Drier,
Caitlin Grace, Kelsey Griswold and Christopher Ross Martin
Run time: 96 Minutes

 

Official website – followedhorrormovie.com
Facebook – facebook.com/FollowedHorrorMovie
Twitter – twitter.com/FollowedHorror
Instagram – instagram.com/followedhorrormovie

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Aug 092020
 

In Theaters and On Demand September 11th

 

Synopsis:

In 1966, single-mother Helen Reddy  (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) leaves her old life in Australia for New York and stardom, only to find that the industry’s male gatekeepers don’t take her seriously.  Helen finds an encouraging friend in legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald), who becomes her closest confidant.  When ambitious aspiring talent manager Jeff Wald (Evan Peters) sweeps Helen off her feet, everything changes as he becomes both her husband and manager and relocates the family to California.  With a strong push from Helen, Jeff secures her a recording contract and subsequent string of hit singles, including the iconic megahit “I Am Woman.”  Increased fame leads to added pressures on themselves and their relationship, forcing Helen to find the strength to take control of her own destiny.

 

I Am Woman is the inspiring story of singer Helen Reddy, who wrote and sang the song “I Am Woman” that became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s.  The film is a story of fearless ambition and passion, of a woman who smashed through the patriarchal norms of her time to become an international singing superstar.

 

 

Starring | Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald and Evan Peters

Directed by | Unjoo Moon

Written by | Emma Jensen

Produced by | Rosemary Blight and Unjoo Moon

 

Runtime | 116 minutes

Distribution | Quiver Distribution

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Aug 072020
 

Chronicling the lives of some of the world’s most extraordinary athletes, UNRAVELING ATHENA: THE CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN’S TENNIS explores the interweaving lives and narrative of female tennis royalty. Featuring extensive interviews with Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong, Pam Shriver, Martina Hingis, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Monica Seles, Kim Clijsters, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Sania Mirza, Dinara Safina, and Tracy Austin, this is an inspirational story of perseverance, trials and tribulations, and remarkable achievements, told in their own words to create a single, unified narrative of the female heroine of today. The movie provides an extraordinary insight into the mind of the professional athlete and the ultimate exploration of what it takes to make a champion.

Shout! Studios | 103 minutes

UNRAVELING ATHENA: THE CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN’S TENNIS
Debuts on Digital for Watch-At-Home on August 11, 2020
AppleTV, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay, hoopla, Fandango Now,
Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, and Charter.

Zatopeka Films presents Francis Amat / Paloma Gongora Production
UNRAVELING ATHENA
Directed by Francis Amat
Produced by Francis Amat, Paloma Góngora
Edited by Pepe Plaza
Music by Francis Amat
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Aug 072020
 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Megan Fox stars in the epic action-thriller Rogue, arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD September 1st from Lionsgate (and On Digital and On Demand August 28th). Directed by filmmaker M.J. Basset, and set in the wildlands of South Africa, Rogue features edge-of-your-seat action in an all-out fight for survival against both man and beast. Also starring Jessica Sutton, and Philip Winchester, Rogue will be available to purchase for the suggested retail price of $19.98 (DVD) and $21.99 (Blu-Ray + Digital).

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Megan Fox (Transformers franchise) tackles a thrilling new role as a battle-hardened mercenary in this explosive action saga. As team leader O’Hara, she leads a lively squad of soldiers on a daring mission: rescue hostages from their captors in remote Africa. But as the mission goes awry and the team is stranded, O’Hara’s squad must face a bloody, brutal encounter with a gang of rebels—and the horde of ravenous, enraged lions they encounter.

Blu-Ray /DVD/ Digital Special Features

  • Commentary with Cowriter-Director-Producer MJ Bassett, Cowriter-Actor Isabel Bassett, and Actor Philip Winchester
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Cast Interviews

CAST

  • Megan Fox (The Transformer franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, Jennifer’s Body)
  • Jessica Sutton (The Kissing Booth, A Biddy’s Life, Escape Room, TV’s “Saints & Strangers”)
  • Phillip Winchester (Flyboys, Thunderbirds, Alice, Solomon Kane) 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2020

Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 2020 Mannequin Phoenix (Pty) Ltd. and Phoenix Wallace Limited. All Rights Reserved. Package Design and Summary © 2020 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Digital Spotlight

Rating: R for strong violence, bloody images and language throughout.

Genre: Action, Thriller, War

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Subtitles, Brazilian Portuguese Subtitles

Feature Run Time: 106 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (2.35:1) Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM

DVD Format: 16×9 (2.35:1) Presentation

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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Aug 072020
 

A classic fairy tale gets a modern twist in the action-packed animated adventure Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, premiering on Digital and On Demand September 18 and available to own onBlu-ray™and DVD September 22 from Lionsgate. Chloë Grace Moretz (Bolt, Inside Out), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games series), Gina Gershon (TV’s “Riverdale”), Patrick Warburton (TV’s “Family Guy,” The Emperor’s New Groove), and Jim Rash (TV’s “Community”) lend their vocal talents to this humorous and heart warming retelling of the Snow White fable, only this time it’s the princess who must save the prince(s)–all seven of them! This family-friendly film has “a strong body-positive theme that emphasizes the beauty of characters of all shapes and sizes” (Common Sense Media), and received the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages.

This outrageous fairy tale spoof starts as Snow White steals a pair of red shoes that transform her into a princess. Meanwhile, a witch’s curse turns seven brave princes into dwarfs, forcing them to seek out the princess, hoping for a kiss to break their spell. Together, they must face Snow White’s wicked stepmother – who will stop at nothing to get her precious shoes back – and, along the way, learn that true beauty lies within!

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs was directed by Sung-ho Hong, and features character design and animation direction from Jin Kim, who worked on Disney’s animated classics Fantasia 2000, FrozenII, and Tangled. Music is by Primetime Emmy award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli (2006, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, “Into the West”; Emmy nomination: 2010, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, “The Pacific”), whose theatrical work includes Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Voice direction is from Tony Bancroft, the director of Disney’s Mulan. It was produced by Locus Animation Studio.

Go behind the scenes of this must-own animated adventure with enchanting Blu-ray and DVD bonus features, including two “making-of” featurettes and two music videos featuring the all-new original songs! The Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

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