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Aug 152017
 

From the Big Screen:

"Alien: Covenant," "Everything, Everything," "How to Be a Latin Lover" and "The Wall." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week's Highlights:

There's two worthy films from the 1980s due this week from The Criterion Collection:

The inimitable comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson star in "Hopscotch" (1980), a nimble tale of international intrigue from master British filmmaker Ronald Neame. Based on Brian Garfield’s best-selling novel, the blithe thriller centers on Miles photo for HopscotchKendig (Matthau), a disillusioned retired CIA agent who, with the help of a chic and savvy Viennese widow (Jackson), threatens to publish his memoirs and expose the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. Despite being in major hot water with his former colleagues, Kendig refuses to get in line — he’s having too much fun. Set to the sounds of Mozart, this lighthearted sendup of the paranoid dramas of its era is an expertly crafted, singular take on the spy movie. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray … A slow-burning depiction of economic degradation in Thatcher’s England, Mike Leigh’s "Meantime" (1984) was the culmination of the writer-director’s pioneering work in television and became his breakthrough theatrical release. photo for MeantimeUnemployment is rampant in London’s working-class East End, where a middle-aged couple and their two sons languish in a claustrophobic public housing flat. As the brothers (Phil Daniels and Tim Roth) grow increasingly disaffected, Leigh punctuates the grinding boredom of their daily existence with tense encounters, including with a priggish aunt (Marion Bailey) who has managed to become middle-class and a blithering skinhead on the verge of psychosis (a scene-stealing Gary Oldman, in his first major role). Informed by Leigh’s now trademark improvisational process and propelled by the lurching rhythms of its Beckett-like dialogue, " Meantime" is an unrelenting, often blisteringly funny look at life on the dole. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Roger Pratt and director Mike Leigh, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.

From TV to DVD:

"Billions: Season Two" (2017)is a four-disc set with all 12 episodes of the Showtime Original Series that chronicles a power struggle between a rich hedge fund manager (Damian Lewis) and a hard-charging U.S. Attorney (Paul Giamatti) who probes the billionaire's fiances. After being deftly outplayed, brilliant hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod is upping his game and using his considerable resources to exact revenge on photo for Billionsruthless U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades. Axe's aggressive move sends Chuck reeling as he finds himself under investigation, forced to scramble to hang on to his Office and his family. But the embattled prosecutor still has some tricks up his sleeve and it's not long before Axe learns that money can't buy everything … or everyone. The series also stars Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman. From Showtime/Paramount … "The Blacklist: Season Four" (2016-17) includes all 22 episodes. A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington (James Spader), who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her. In this season, Liz works to resolve the mystery of her lost childhood, but every day without the truth holds more danger for her and her family. Meanwhile, the Task Force reels from Liz’s resurrection and friendships are fractured. Betrayed by those closest to him, Reddington’s specific moral code demands justice, all the while battling an army of new and unexpected blacklisters. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Sony … photo for Britney Ever After "Britney Ever After" (2016), starring Natasha Bassett, Nicole Othat follows the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears: from humble beginnings on the Mickey Mouse Club, to her rise to fame, her fall from grace, and eventual triumphant resurrection via sold-out performances in Las Vegas. On DVD from Lionsgate … "Dominion Creek, Series 2" (2017) is a two-disc set with four episodes. Known as "An Klondike" in Ireland and winner of four Irish Film and TV Awards for Series 1, including Best Drama, Lead Actor and Script, the four-part Series 2 stars Owen McDonnell, Seán T.Ó Meallaigh, and Dara Devaney as the Connolly brothers; three Irish emigrants seeking riches in the American Gold Rush. In this season, as the Connolly Brothers continue to grow their influence in Dominion Creek, two new arrivals into town are set to change everything. The storylines and characters draw from historical accounts and are inspired by real life tales of people who experienced the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s.From Acorn Media … "800 Words, Season 2, Part 2" (2017) of the heartwarming Aussie-Kiwi dramedy continues the saga of George Turner (Erik Thomson), a recently widowed father who quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top photo for selling Sydney newspaper, who looks to make a new home for himself and his family in a strangely beautiful and quirky New Zealand coastal town. Two-disc DVD with all eight episodes. From Acorn Media … In "Murdoch Mysteries: Season 10" (2016-17), Yannick Bisson stars as Detective William Murdoch, a methodical and dashing detective who solves crimes in the early 1900s in Toronto, using radical new forensic techniques like fingerprinting, ultraviolet light, and trace evidence to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. In Season 10, with all 18 episodes, Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) deals with post-traumatic stress from her near-death experience; Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris) faces relationship problems; Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) gets caught up with a passion for soccer; and morgue attendant Rebecca James (Mouna Traoré) determinedly pursues her medical education. As Murdoch and his team face murdered debutantes and cutthroat athletes amid historical events like the Great Toronto Fire of 1904, old enemies come back to haunt them. Along the way, they encounter some of the greatest minds of the time, including horror author H.P. Lovecraft and inventor Reginald Fessenden. Five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray from Acorn Media … photo for NCIS: New Orleans - The Third Season In "NCIS: New Orleans – The Third Season" (2016), a spin-off of NCIS (2003) set in the Crescent City, Special Agent Dwayne Pride, aka "King" (Scott Bakula) leads the team as they investigate criminal cases that affect military personnel. Working alongside Pride is Special Agent Christopher Lasalle (Lucas Black). Series regulars Bakula, Black, CCH Pounder, Shalita Grant, Rob Kerkovich and Daryl Mitchell are joined by series newcomer Vanessa Ferlito. The third season also features a special NCIS crossover episode with appearances by cast members Mark Harmon, Sean Murray and Wilmer Valderrama. From CBS/Paramount … "Riverdale: The Complete First Season" (2017) is a three-disc set with all 13 episodes. Based on the characters from Archie Comics, "Riverdale" gives a subversive take on small-town life. photo for Riverdale: The Complete First Season Things aren’t always what you expect in Riverdale. As a new school year begins, the town is reeling from the tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom. The summer’s events made all-American teen Archie Andrews realize that he wants to pursue a career in music, but his fractured friendship with Jughead Jones, and Josie McCoy’s focus on her own band leaves Archie without a mentor. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is not ready to reveal her true feelings for Archie, and new student, Veronica Lodge, has an undeniable spark with Betty’s crush. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale’s queen bee, who stirs up trouble amongst Archie, Betty and Veronica. But is Cheryl hiding something about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there’s so much more to the story. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc, from Warner.

Buzzin' the 'B's:

In "Once Upon a Time in Venice" (2016), starring Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen and Thomas Middleditch, Willis plays Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford, a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, photo for Once Upon A Time In VeniceBuddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader, Spyder (Jason Momoa). Teaming up with his best friend (John Goodman), Steve pulls out the big guns in search of Spyder’s stolen cocaine and cash in order to set things straight and get Buddy back where he belongs. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo from RLJ Entertainment … "Hickok" (2017), starring Luke Hemsworth, Trace Adkins, Kris Kristofferson and Bruce Dern, is the story of the West's most notorious gunslinger and his road to redemption. This Western finds the infamous, hard-drinking outlaw (Hemsworth) in 1870's Abilene, Kansas, seeking to start a new life. Captivated by Wild Bill's unparalleled gun skills, the mayor, George Knox (Kristofferson), quickly ropes him in as the town marshal. Recognizing the need to clamp down on the wildest cow-town in the west, Hickok soon finds himself at the center of a controversial ordinance while dispensing his own brand of photo for Hickokfrontier justice. His attempts to protect Abilene, however, are quickly challenged by a band of outlaws led by powerful saloon owner, Phil Poe (Adkins). And when Poe places a bounty on Wild Bill's head, the marshal, with the help of outlaw-turned-lawman John Wesley Hardin, makes a stand for Abilene and his new life, while putting his reputation as the fastest draw in the west on the line. On DVD, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, from Cinedigm … "Chuck" (2017), starring Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan and Elisabeth Moss, is the story of the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey, a man who went 15 rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. But before all that, Chuck Wepner (Schreiber) was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life changed overnight when, in 1975, he was chosen to take on The Greatest in a highly publicized title match. It’s the beginning of a wild ride through the exhilarating highs and humbling lows of sudden fame—but what happens when photo for Bluebeardyour 15 minutes in the spotlight are up? On DVD, Blu-ray Disc, from Paramount … In "Bluebeard" (2017 — South Korea), starring Cho Jin-woong, Kim Dae-myung and Shin Gu, a doctor learns a murderous secret from a sedated patient and finds himself in the middle of an unsolved serial murder case. As dismembered bodies start showing up close to home, the doctor realizes he must solve the riddle before the killer realizes what he may know. On Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Well Go USA … in "Union Furnace" (2015), starring Mike Dwyer, Keith David, Katie Keene and Seth Hammond, a petty car thief in a small Southern Ohio town gets involved in an underground game of life and death. Small-town crook Cody (Dwyer) was at the end of his rope when a mysterious stranger offered him the chance of his life. There was just one catch — in this game he would have to wager everything, including his life. Cody finds himself trapped amongst a band of outsiders and misfits — all fighting for their lives and a slice of the American dream. Fueled by a horde of masked sadists, Cody and the others will win a fortune or die a brutal death. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc, from Metropol Pictures.

On the Indie Front:

The Taiwanese-U.S. dramedy "Baby Steps" (2017), starring Grace Guei, Michael Adam Hamilton and Barney Cheng, is an homage to Ang Lee's cross-cultural classic "The Wedding Banquet," including an Asian-Caucasian gay couple, the meddlesome mother and the never-ending quest for a grandchild. But this time around, director Barney Cheng (who also co-photo for Baby Stepsstars and writes) tells the story largely from the perspective of the mother (Guei) and adds a modern spin: surrogacy. Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, and his partner Tate, long to have a baby, but the complex world of international surrogacy is further complicated by Danny's well-meaning but extremely meddlesome Ma who wants to control every aspect of the process all the way from Taipei. It's an adventure that takes mother and son all over the world, including Taipei, Bangkok, Mumbai and Los Angeles. It's a coming-out story – not only of a gay man, but also a mother struggling to be part of her son's life. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Gravitas Ventures … "The Lonely Italian" (2016), starring Domenico Nesci and Mark Chuakay, is a hybrid documentary/narrative comedy about one man’s quest to find love. It's the real-life journey of a young Italian man, Italian radio and TV star Domenico Nesci, who joins photo for Face 2 Face virtually every online dating site in America (no matter how ridiculous, from mainstream to fringe, including “Farmer’s Only,” “JDate,” “Black Singles,” and “Date Me Date My Pet”) trying to find love in the modern age. All he had was an accent, an iPhone, and a dream … From Lumiere Lab/Random Media … In "Face 2 Face" (2016), starring Daniela Bobadilla, Daniel Amerma and Kevin McCorkle, a teenage outcast reaches out to his childhood friend via a series of video chats, but finds that behind the veneer of popularity and a seemingly perfect life, she hides a disturbing secret. A coming-of-age dramedy told through the brutally honest lens of a video chat. Written by brothers Matt & Aaron Toronto, and directed by Matt, this compelling, often lighthearted, drama — winner of The Brian Hendricks Award for Innovation at the Edmonton Int'l Film Festival — is ultimately about true friendship and compassion in the face of life's many wrinkles. From Candy Factory Films.

Foreign Films:

Drawing deeper than ever on his personal memories and experiences, award-winning filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda ("Our Little Sister", "Still Walking," "Nobody Knows") returns with "After the Storm" (2016 — Japan), a powerful story of family ties and expectations. When a typhoon strikes, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), a failed writer and third-photo for rate detective, unexpectedly spends the night together with his son, ex-wife (Yoko Maki) and aging mother (legendary actress Kirin Kiki), allowing the estranged family the opportunity to believe in each other once again. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Film Movement … "Free and Easy" (2017 — Chinas), starring Xu Gang and Zhiyong Zhang, is acclaimed Chinese director Geng Jun’s portrayal of an absurd story set in a fictitious town. A crook visits a gloomy, snowbound village in northeast China bringing “magic” soap used to incapacitate his victims so that, while unconscious, he can rob them. He encounters a religious Christian man who is intent on re-uniting with his missing mother, a fake monk who uses his disguise to con people into donating to his “temple,” a forest ranger pursuing the thief who is stealing his trees, and the two police officers who are trying to catch the corrupt “soap salesman” who have — literally — no clue. In the midst of all of this, a murder takes place. This group of grifters suspects and scams each other while hugging, caring and chilling. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from FilmRise.

For the Family:

"Revolting Rhymes" (2017) takes classic fairy tales and mixes them together with a
mischievous twist. Produced by award-wining company Magic Light Pictures the animations
are based on the extraordinary book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. Part One – Snow White, Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs: Snow White and Red Riding Hood become lifelong friends as Snow White takes on the might of the wicked Queen, whilst Red is called home to deal with a pair of hungry wolves — one photo for Revolting Rhymes who’s eaten her grandma and then dressed in her clothes, while the other can’t help himself from eating some unsuspecting pigs. Part Two – Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk: Jack grows up with his heart set on next-door neighbor Cindy. She has her eye turned by the eligible Prince at the ball, and Jack gets distracted by a giant beanstalk at the bottom of his garden. Will they find true love? From Public Media Distribution … In "The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn" (2016), join pint-sized superhero sisters Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup in 12 episodes from the Emmy-nominated Cartoon Network hit series’ first and second season. Once again, the day is saved by the cutest, evil-busting crime fighters, the Powerpuff Girls! Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup take on all types of troublemakers, from ferocious fortune-tellers to yucky yetis and of course mixed-up monkeys named Mojo Jojo. Luckily for the city of Townsville, the three sisters always manage to tap into the power of photo for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Seasonteamwork to topple evildoers. From Warner … In "Treasure Hounds" (2017), starring Norm MacDonald, Jessie Fraser and Valin Shinyei, young Jack, moving into his late grandfather’s house,inherits the old man’s dog, Skipper (MacDonald)– who can talk. With the sassy pooch’s help, Jack learns that Grandpa left a priceless Spanish treasure hidden somewhere in the town. Jack joins forces with a trio of clever neighbor kids — a goth girl, a socialite, and a jokester—to find the valuable booty, with Skipper leading the way. But can they outrun the brazen, bumbling thieves that will stop at nothing to seize the prize for themselves? Awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval. From Lionsgate … "DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season" (2017) is a three-disc set with all 17 episodes of The CW series. Season Two of the Super Hero team-up series enlists both a league and a legion of new characters to join the legendary crew of the Waverider. Charged with protecting the timeline from temporal aberrations — changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences – the Legends reassemble with the addition of historian Nate Heywood (aka Citizen Steel) and Justice Society of America member Amaya Jiwe (aka Vixen). And yet, for every force of good, there is an opposing force of darkness. In Season Two, the Legends of Tomorrow face off against the first ever team of DC Super-Villains: the Legion of Doom, including Malcolm Merlyn, Damien Darhk, Captain Cold and the Reverse Flash. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc, from Warner.

Special Interest:

"First Daughter and the Black Snake" (2017): Winona LaDuke believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth's destruction. When proposed new oil pipelines threaten sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of organizing a spiritual ride, guiding her horse against the current of oil "because a horse can kill a snake." The "Prophecy of the 7th Fire" says a "black snake" will bring destruction to the earth. We will have a choice of two paths. One is scorched and one is green. For Winona (Ojibwe for "first daughter"), the "black snake" is oil trains and pipelines. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through land granted to her tribe in an 1855 Treaty, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional way of life. From Virgil Films … "Roaring Abyss" (2017 — Ethiopia): In a country brimming with diversity — 80 different languages and cultures and an estimated 100 million people calling Ethiopia home, this documentary looks to the universal language of music to bring to light the distinctive sounds of a country in the throes of change. Known for its distinctive genre of Ethio-Jazz, a blend of western musical sounds, Armenian introduced brass instruments, and Ethiopia's traditional folk and religious music, Ethiopia's music scene is incredibly diverse. Yet, this musical diversity, which has evolved over generations, is increasingly being pushed aside by electronics and popular culture. To best capture the inimitable sounds of traditional Ethiopian music, for two years, director Quino Piñero and his team of audio ethnographers traveled across the mountains, deserts and forests to find and record the last interpreters of this unique musical culture and their stories. And the result is an incredible voyage of discovery that is both deeply moving and spiritual. Full of field recordings of all forms of traditional music — from wind orchestras from the time of Emperor Haile Selassie to the Azmari, the Ethiopian equivalent of European bands — the music's ancient past reverberates and bounces off the traditional instruments played, such as the Krar (a five or six stringed lyre), Washint (type of flute), Masenqo (single stringed bowed lute) and Kebero (double headed drum with animal skin stretched over making it a membranophone). From IndiePix 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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Aug 142017
 

“The best Transformers yet” -The Telegraph

Visually amazing non-stop action–Chris Falin, FOX-TV

 

FROM DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STEVEN SPIELBERG COMES THE BIGGEST, MOST EXCITING TRANSFORMERS MOVIE YET

 

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

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Eye-Popping Spectacle Debuts September 26, 2017 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and
Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs

5-Movie Blu-ray Collection Will Also be Available September 26

 The Action Rolls Out Two Weeks Early on Digital HD September 12

 

Called “incredibly entertaining” (Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International) and filled with “non-stop action from start to finish” (Emily Engberg, ABC-TV, KSTP), director Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT explodes on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs September 26, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The groundbreaking adventure will also be available as part of the TRANSFORMERS’ 5-MOVIE BLU-RAY COLLECTION arriving September 26.  The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD September 12.

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT shatters the core myths of the TRANSFORMERS franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero.  Humans and TRANSFORMERS are at war, OPTIMUS PRIME is gone.  The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of TRANSFORMERS on Earth.  Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); BUMBLEBEE; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).  There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference.  In TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, the hunted will become heroes.  Heroes will become villains.  Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

The latest installment in the global TRANSFORMERS franchise stars Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) and features a sensational supporting cast including Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”), Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High School”), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Santiago Caberera (“Salvation”), and Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show”).

The TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs include a bonus disc with over 80 minutes of behind-the-scenes content and interviews.  Travel to Cybertron to explore the TRANSFORMERS home world, then visit the UK to delve into the locations used to bring the epic adventure to life.  In addition, go inside the secret mythology of the legendary robots in disguise, check out the incredible vehicles used in the film and much, much more.

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT is Paramount Home Media’s first 4K Ultra HD release in Dolby Vision, which enhances the home viewing experience by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.  The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

 

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Blu-ray Combo Pack

The TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray Disc 1

  • Feature film in high definition

Blu-ray Disc 2

  • Special Features:
    • Merging Mythologies – Explore the secret TRANSFORMERS history
    • Climbing the Ranks – Military training
    • The Royal Treatment: Transformers in the UK
    • Motors and Magic
    • Alien Landscape: Cybertron
    • One More Giant Effin’ Movie

DVD

  • Feature film in standard definition

 

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack

Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the two Blu-ray Discs detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.

 

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes the two Blu-ray Discs detailed above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.

 

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The disc includes the film in standard definition and access to a Digital HD copy of the film.

 

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT will also be available in a 5-movie Blu-ray Collection that includes TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, as well as the bonus Blu-ray Disc detailed above and access to Digital HD copies of all five movies.

 

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Aug 142017
 
August 1:

Alien: Covenant: Sequel to "Prometheus," prequel to the "Alien" franchise. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 15)

Everything, Everything: A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home due to an illness falls for the boy next door. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 15)

How to Be a Latin Lover: Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 15)

1944: Estonia's 2016 official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film: A little known chapter in World War II history pitted brother against brother in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war. (DVD: Walmart only)

WTF!: The survivor of a mass murder goes on a relaxing trip with six close friends, when her nightmare threatens to begin again. (VOD, Digital only)

August 8:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul: A family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course — thanks to Greg’s newest scheme. (Day & Date)

Fallen: Based on Lauren Kate’s worldwide best-selling young adult book in which an ordinary young girl is sent to a mysterious reform school for misfit teenagers, where she finds herself caught up in a love triangle that transcends the boundaries of heaven and earth. (DVD release: October 10)

Female Fight Squad: A former fighter who returns to the secret world of illegal combat in order to save her sister and confront the club’s deranged leader. (Day & Date)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 22)

Two films about artists: "Cezanne et moi" and "Burden": (Day & Date)

August 15:

Baywatch: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron), as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 29)

Baby Steps: Danny, a Taiwanese-American man, longs to have a baby with his American boyfriend Tate, but their attempts at international surrogacy are complicated by Danny's meddling mom. (Day & Date)

Batman and Harley Quinn: New animated DC Universe Original Movie (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 29)

Chuck: Bio of the fighter who went 15 rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali, and was the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Fate: A brilliant quantum physicist is on the verge of discovering the secret of the space time continuum when the government shuts him down. (VOD only)

The Lion King: Out of the Disney Vault at last (Blu-ray release: August 29)

The Passion of Augustine: A Roman Catholic nun who teaches music in a convent school in rural Quebec in the 1960s fights to preserve her school against the backdrop of social change. (VOD only)

The Switch:
The world's first transgender half-hour sitcom, featuring a predominantly transgender cast (with all trans roles played by trans actors) as they try to solve whatever crises they encounter – or create. (VOD only)

August 22:

All Eyez on Me: Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 5)

The Commune: Drama examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune.

Lowriders: A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 5)

Megan Leavey: Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 5)

The Mummy: Reboot of the Universal franchise. Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened bny tomb raider Nick Morton (Tom Cruise). (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 12)

Never Let Go: A single mother on vacation takes the law into her own hands to take back her abducted child. (DVD: Day & Date)

The Wedding Plan: Romantic comedy about an Israeli woman looking for love after her fiancé calls off the wedding with only a month’s notice. (DVD release: September 5)

August 25:

Deep: When a playful octopus named Deep gets his undersea fish colony in trouble, the tribe’s stern leader Kraken orders Deep to go find help. (Day & Date)

August 29:

Beatriz at Dinner: Provocative and sharply hilarious film about characters from vastly different sociopolitical backgrounds colliding over dinner. (DVD: September 12)

Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack: The "Bring it On" franchise goes global, featuring 19 squads from around the globe, including teams from Australia, U.K., Germany and France, in addition to the Northern Elite Gymnastics and Cheer team from the United States. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie: (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 12)

My Cousin Rachel: Believing his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel murdered the man who raised him, Philip, a young Englishman, plots revenge against her. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

Wonder Woman: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 19)

More Streaming News

September 1:

Jackals: A fractured family that will do anything to get their estranged son back from a murderous cult find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin. (VOD only)

September 5:

The Big Sick: Rom-com tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 19)

Revelator: John Dunning, a disgraced psychic detective, is thrust into the midst of the mysterious Bellvue family empire — whose future fortunes rely on a vast secret island cache of water — and must investigate the suspicious death of the troubled last heir to the family fortune. (DVD Day & Date)

September 8:

Man in Red Bandana: Documentary narrated by Gwynneth Paltrow about Welles Crowther, a 9/11 hero who figured out how to get people past the blast zone in the South Tower to safety before its collapsed. He died in the lobby, and his story wasn’t known until survivors pieced their story together and discovered the same “man in red bandana” led them all to safety. (Day & Date)

September 12:

Transformers: The Last Knight: Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 26)

September 19:

Footnotes: Inspired by the films of Jacques Demy and Stanley Donen, this musical comedy follows a young woman who must dance between a budding romance, a scheming boss, and co-workers on strike at her new job in a luxury shoe factory. (VOD only)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparoow is feeling the winds of ill fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea — notably Jack. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 3)

October 3:

A Ghost Story: A young couple who — after being separated by loss — discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite. (Day & Date)

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Aug 132017
 
presents

100 YEARS OF

OLYMPIC FILMS

Deluxe Blu-ray and DVD collector's sets include 53 films
and a 216-page illustrated book, to be released December 5, 2017.

Features landmark work by Kon Ichikawa, Bud Greenspan, Milos Forman,
Leni Reifenstahl, Claude Lelouch, Masahiro Shinoda and many more!

 
We are pleased to announce Criterion's upcoming release of 100 YEARS OF OLYMPIC FILMS. Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games, this one-of-a-kind collection assembles, for the first time, a century's worth of Olympic films – the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee.

These documentaries cast a cinematic eye on some of the most iconic moments in the history of modern sports, spotlighting athletes who embody the Olympic motto of "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Jesse Owens shattering sprinting world records on the track in 1936 Berlin, Jean Claude-Killy dominating the slopes of Grenoble in 1968, Joan Benoit breaking away to win the first-ever women's marathon on the streets of Los Angeles in 1984.

In addition to the work of Bud Greenspan, the man behind an impressive ten Olympic features, this stirring collective chronicle of triumph and defeat includes such landmarks of the documentary form as Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia and Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad, along with lesser- known but captivating contributions by major directors like Claude Lelouch, Carlos Saura, and Milos Forman. It also serves as a fascinating window onto the formal development of cinema itself, as well as the technological progress that has enabled the viewer, over the years, to get ever closer to the action. Traversing continents and decades, and reflecting as well the social, cultural, and political changes that have shaped our recent history, this remarkable marathon of films offers nothing less than a panorama of a hundred years of human endeavor.

BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR'S SETS FEATURE
* 53 newly restored films from 41 editions of the Olympic Games, presented together for the first time
* Landmark 4K restorations of Olympia, Tokyo Olympiad, and Visions of Eight, among other titles
* New scores for the silent films, composed by Maud Nelissen, Donald Sosin, and Frido ter Beek
* A lavishly illustrated, 216-page, hardcover book, featuring notes on the films by cinema historian Peter Cowie; a foreword by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee; a short history of the restoration project by restoration producer Adrian Wood; and hundreds of photographs from a century of Olympic Games

HIGHLIGHTS FROM A CENTURY OF OLYMPIC FILMS

Stockholm 1912
The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912 (dir. Adrian Wood)

Berlin 1936
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
White Vertigo (dir. Giorgio Ferroni)

Tokyo 1964
Tokyo Olympiad (dir. Kon Ichikawa)

Grenoble 1968
13 Days in France (dirs. Claude Lelouch, François Reichenbach)

Sapporo 1972
Sapporo Winter Olympics (dir. Masahiro Shinoda)

Munich 1972
Visions of Eight (dirs. Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Yuri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling)

Barcelona 1992
Marathon (dir. Carlos Saura)

32-BLU-RAY EDITION
SRP $399.95 PREBOOK 11/7/17 STREET 12/5/17
CAT. NO. CC2811BD ISBN 978-1-68143-361-5 UPC 7-15515-20451-4

43-DVD EDITION
SRP $399.95
PREBOOK 11/7/17 STREET 12/5/17
CAT. NO. CC2812DDVD ISBN 978-1-68143-362-2 UPC 7-15515-20461-3
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Aug 132017
 

J. VAN AUKEN’S REVELATOR GETS AUGUST LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL RELEASE

DVD/TVOD Follows September 5th From Maxim Media Marketing

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John Dunning sees the dead. Now they see him.”

Revelator Films and Maxim Media Marketing today announced a theatrical and TVOD/DVD release for J. Van Auken’s high-concept, lo-fi ghost story Revelator. The film will premiere at on August 25 at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, while the film’s digital and DVD launch comes courtesy of Maxim Media Marketing on September 5th with Blu-Ray to follow.

Starring J. Van Auken, Mindy Rae, Alex Klein, Greg Lucey, Josh Robert Thompson, Nicholas Thurkettle and Phil Miler, Revelator is a visually stylized take on the ghost story genre. Described as a mixture of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Sixth Sense, Revelator is a twisted look into the arcane world just beneath the surface of our own, blending elements of horror, mystery and thriller genres in a new, exciting way.

This film has been a long time coming for me and is truly a labor of love for myself and the cast,” said Van Auken. “I’m looking forward to our theatrical and VOD release and sharing it with audiences.”

The film centers around John Dunning (Van Auken), a disgraced psychic detective who is thrust into the midst of the mysterious Bellvue family empire—whose future fortunes rely on a vast secret island cache of water—and must investigate the suspicious death of the troubled Jacob (Nicholas Thurkettle), the last heir to the family fortune, while being dogged by a suspicious journalist (Mindy Rae) and a feckless, ruthless young family member Elias (Alex Klein). When John is accused of the murder that he himself is investigating, he must venture into the depths of madness to uncover the truth about the family and their power, before he loses his mind, his life – or worse.

A cinematographer and colorist, Van Auken has worked on dozens of films in both capacities. The film’s visual style is stylized, graphic, gritty and as it takes in both industrial, seaward headlands and desert locations. REVELATOR takes its name from the traditional blues/gospel song "John the Revelator" based on the apocalyptic last book of the New Testament, the Book of Revelation. The song has been widely recorded over nearly a hundred years, from Blind Willie Johnson’s 1930 recording to contemporary versions from Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule) and the Forest Rangers, whose rendition graced the soundtrack for the hit TV series "Sons of Anarchy." The film closes with a performance of the song, which samples an original recording by Son House, and is performed by J. Van Auken.

Bonus features on the DVD include:

  • Full feature film of REVELATOR (available in both 4K and 1080p HD)
  • Director Audio Commentary Track
  • Official Trailers
  • Outtakes Compilations
  • Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery

Revelator

Cast: J. Van Auken, Mindy Rae, Alex Klein, Greg Lucey, Josh Robert Thompson

Nicholas Thurkettle and Phil Miler

Director: J. Van Auken

Written by: J. Van Auken

Producer: J. Van Auken

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Running Time: 109 mins

Rating: Unrated

Language: English

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1

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Aug 132017
 

From Producer Chad A Verdi (SILENCE and BLEED FOR THIS):

MAN IN RED BANDANA

GETS SEPTEMBER THEATRICAL & DIGITAL RELEASE

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He Went Up, So Others Could Come Down.”

Verdi Productions and Magna Entertainment today announced a multi-platform release of director/writer/producer Matthew Weiss’ landmark 9/11 documentary narrated by Gwynneth Paltrow, entitled MAN IN RED BANDANA. The film traces the extraordinary 9/11 heroics of Welles Crowther, aka “the man in the red bandana.” Following a world premiere screening event near Welle hometown at the historic Lafayette Theater in Sufferen, NY, on September 6th, the film release theatrically release on September 8 in New York City and the greater metropolitan area,; Los Angeles; Chicago; Providence; Minneapolis; Ft. Lauderdale; Hollywood, Fl; Jacksonville; and other locations TBD. There’s a simultaneous digital release across most digital platforms,.

Verdi Productions, based in East Greenwich and Rhode Island, has released a number of high profile independents, including SILENCE, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfiled and Adam Driver; TEN THOUSAND SAINTS with Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch and Emily Mortimer; and BLEED FOR THIS with Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart. They just started pre-prodution on VAULT, a thriller about the largest vault heist in US history. Chad Verdi whose latest film SILENCE was nominated for an Oscar®, stated. “I fell in love with Welles’ story after being introduced to Matt. It quickly became a passion project for me and a story that needed to be told. We have now made that a reality.”

The film has truly a labor of love to honor the memory and heroism of Welles Crowther and has one of the most incredible endings of any documentary” says Weiss. “Six years in the making, we’re super excited to share it with a national audience.”

MAN IN RED BANDANA is a story of sacrifice, selflessness and how the actions of one man touched and inspired countless others. Welles Crowther was killed in the lobby of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when it collapsed. His heroism remarkably became known eight months later, due to an ordinary object: a red bandana.

Instead of escaping after the planes hit, Welles stayed to help others, ultimately losing his life when the tower collapsed. The film re-traces the unique manner in which his heroics became known, as well as his last inspirational hour (his finest) saving others from the upper reaches of the South Tower. The film then depicts Welles’ folklore stature throughout the United States including songs, artwork and babies that have been named in his honor. This legacy section leads to the revelation of a remarkable secret about Welles providing the film’s incredible, inspirational ending.

In Theaters September 8, 2017

Written and Directed by:

Matthew Weiss

Narrated by:

Gwyneth Paltrow

TRT: 80 minutes

Website: https://maninredbandana.com

Socials: FB: Maninredbandana

Twitter: @maninredbandana

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Aug 122017
 

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“It’s Never Over!”

Five Frightening Films Together on DVD for the First Time
in One Scary Box Set

PHANTASM:
5 MOVIE DVD COLLECTION

All Five Films in Don Coscarelli’s Iconic Horror Franchise,
Debut September 19 in a Five-Disc DVD Box Set

 

Well Go USA Entertainment brings all five films in Don Coscarelli’s iconic horror franchise to DVD for the first time in one box set when PHANTASM: 5 MOVIE DVD COLLECTION debuts on September 19.  The collection includes PHANTASM: REMASTERED (1979), PHANTASM II (1988), PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD (1994), PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION (1998) and the most recent installment PHANTASM: RAVAGER (2016). Each film finds Mike (Michael Baldwin) facing off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) and his lethal arsenal of terrible weapons.

PHANTASM: 5 MOVIE DVD COLLECTION includes:
Disc 1: PHANTASM: REMASTERED
Bonus Materials Include:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Don Coscarelli and Stars Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm and Bill Thornbury
  • Graveyard Carz
  • Interviews with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

PHANTASM: REMASTERED Synopsis:
At a funeral, Mike (Michael Baldwin), watches as a tall mortician clad in black (Angus Scrimm) tosses the unburied coffin into a waiting hearse as if it were nothing. Seeking the truth behind this unusual sight, Mike breaks into the mortuary, where he comes face-to-face with the sinister Tall Man. After barely managing to escape with his life, Mike enlists the help of his brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and their friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Together they set out to uncover the secrets of the Tall Man and those who dwell in his hellish world. PHANTASM: REMASTERED has a runtime of approximately 98 minutes and is rated R for nudity, violence and intense scenes.

Disc 2: PHANTASM II
Bonus Materials Include:

  • Audio Commentary with Don Coscarelli, actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Banister
  • The Ball is Back – documentary on the making of Phantasm II
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Workprint Scenes
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailers

PHANTASM II Synopsis:
Released after seven years in a mental hospital, Mike convinces his old pal Reggie to join forces with him to hunt down and destroy the Tall Man once and for all. Mike’s visions lead the two to a quiet little town where a horde of flying killer balls aim to slice and dice their gruesome way through everyone. Exploding with special effects, unparalleled thrills, horror and suspense, PHANTASM II climaxes with a blood-curdling conclusion that you have to see to believe. PHANTASM II has a runtime of approximately 97 minutes and is rated R.

Disc 3: PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD

  • Audio Commentary with Stars A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
  • Balls of Steel: Bob Ivy’s Stunt for the Ages
  • Trailer

PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD Synopsis:
The mutant dwarf creatures are attacking, the silver spheres are flying, and the Tall Man is back with a vengeance! Fifteen years after the original horror classic, writer/producer/director Don Coscarelli reunites brothers Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) and Jody (Bill Thornbury) to help their friend Reggie (Reggie Bannister) destroy the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) once and for all.  PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD has a runtime of approximately 91 minutes and is rated R for violence and gore, and for language and sexuality.

Disc 4: PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION
Bonus Materials Include:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and Actors Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm
  • Phantasm IV: Behind-The-Scenes
  • Trailer

PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION Synopsis:
13 years after the original nightmare began, Mike must cross dark dimensions of time and space to discover his origins and those of his nemesis, the evil Tall Man. With only his loyal friend Reggie at his side, and the spirit of his dead brother to guide him, Mike must finally confront this malevolent embodiment of death. Prepare to be scared witless as the fine line between the living and the dead snaps with a vengeance! PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes and is rated R for horror violence/gore and some strong language.

Disc 5: PHANTASM V: RAVAGER
Bonus Materials Include:

  • Audio Commentary with co-writer/director David Hartman and co-writer/producer Don Coscarelli
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Phuntasm: Bloopers and Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer

PHANTASM: RAVAGER Synopsis:
After battling with the Tall Man in Phantasm: Oblivion, a battered Reggie wanders through the desert in search of his missing friend, Mike. After recovering his 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda, Reggie is targeted by two of the Tall Man’s Sentinel Spheres and destroys them. He awakens suddenly to find himself sitting in a wheelchair pushed by none other than the elusive Mike! Although overjoyed by their reunion, Reggie is in this alternate dimension an aged and weary old patient in a psychiatric ward. And only he remembers their battled and bloodied past with the Tall Man. Reggie must travel between dimensions and discern what is reality in order to confront the mysteries at the heart of a decades-long struggle against evil. He is met with new and familiar faces along the way, and an epic showdown on the Tall Man’s home world awaits! PHANTASM V: RAVAGER has a runtime of approximately 86 minutes and is not rated.

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Aug 122017
 

From Oscar-Nominated Director Scott Hicks (Shine) Comes the Thrilling Supernatural Romance Based on the Worldwide Best-Selling Book

 FALLEN

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 Touching Down in Theaters September 8

On Digital August 8 and DVD October 10

 ~Includes Exclusive Behind the Scenes Clips and Deleted Scenes~

Love never dies in the thrilling supernatural romance FALLEN, landing in theaters on September 8, early digital on August 8, and on DVD October 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on Lauren Kate’s worldwide best-selling young adult book of the same name, FALLEN stars Addison Timlin (Like Me, That Awkward Moment) as an ordinary young girl sent to a mysterious reform school for misfit teenagers, where she finds herself caught up in a love triangle that transcends the boundaries of heaven and earth. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Scott Hicks (Best Director, Shine, 1996) and with a hot young cast that includes Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Professor and the Madman), Harrison Gilbertson (Need for Speed), Lola Kirke (TV’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” Gemini), Daisy Head (Underworld: Blood Wars), Hermione Corfield (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), and Malachi Kirby (TV’s “Black Mirror”) along with two-time Golden Globe® nominee Joely Richardson (Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama, “Nip/Tuck,” 2004 & 2005), FALLEN is the year’s must-own movie for fans of otherworldly adventure and timeless romance.

 FALLEN makes its eagerly-awaited in-home debut with extensive bonus materials, including “The Making of Fallen,” featuring interviews with “Fallen” best-selling author Lauren Kate, director Scott Hicks and stars Addison Timlin and Jeremy Irvine; “Missing Footage from Fallen,” which includes deleted and alternate scenes; “Lauren Kate: The Author's Blessing,” in which the creator of “Fallen” shares her personal experience of seeing her novel come to life on screen; and, finally, “Meet The Fallen,” featuring the film’s cast on set as we learn about their on-screen chemistry and what it took to bring their characters to life.

Synopsis: Luce (Timlin) is just an ordinary teen girl until a shocking accident sends her to a mysterious reform school for misfit and eclectic teenagers. There, she meets two students, Daniel (Irvine) and Cam (Gilbertson). Torn between the instant electrifying connection she feels with Daniel and the attracting force of Cam, Luce is quickly pulled into a passionate love triangle. As she tries to piece together deeply fragmented memories, she is left with a feeling of undeniable longing for her one true love and the revelation of a love story that has been going on for centuries, that will shatter the boundaries between heaven and earth.

FALLEN was written by Michael Arlen Ross (Turistas), Kathryn Price (The Game Plan) and Nichole Millard (The Game Plan), based on the novel by Lauren Kate. It was produced by Mark Ciardi (Invincible, Miracle), Gordon Gray (Invincible, Miracle), Bill Johnson (Hachi: A Dog's Tale, The Grey), Claudia Bluemhuber (Under the Skin, The Host) and Jim Seibel (Hachi: A Dog's Tale, The Grey). Executive producers are Campbell McInnes, Kevan Van Thompson, Florian Dargel, Gerd Schepers, Lauren Kate, Michael Stearns and Ted Malawer.

 

DVD Bonus Materials Include:

  • “The Making of Fallen
  • “Missing Footage From Fallen
  • “Lauren Kate: The Author's Blessing”
  • “Meet the Fallen
FALLEN has a run time of approximately 91 minutes and is rated PG-13 for thematic material, violent images, some sensuality, language and teen partying.
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Aug 102017
 

“Wonder Woman is a triumph.” Rafer Guzman, Newsday

 

BRING THE DC SUPER HERO HOME WHEN

WONDER WOMAN

ARRIVES ONTO ULTRA HD BLU-RAY, BLU-RAY 3D COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

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Includes BONUS SCENE not seen in theaters!

 Summer Blockbuster has earned more than $400 million at the U.S. box office

 Own it early on Digital on August 29

Blu-ray debuts on September 19

 

Celebrate the wonder when “Wonder Woman” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Super Hero in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”).

The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include an all-new bonus scene never before seen in theaters.

Wonder Woman” will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition and hi-definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include a digital version of the movie with UltraViolet.  Fans can also own “Wonder Woman” via purchase from digital retailers beginning August 29.

Additionally, all of the special features, including an all-new bonus scene, interviews with filmmakers, featurettes, and extended scenes, can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices. When purchased digitally and redeemed on UltraViolet, the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App allows users to watch the movie and simultaneously experience synchronized content related to any scene, simply by rotating their device. Synchronized content is presented on the same screen while the movie is playing, thus enabling users to quickly learn more about any scene, such as actor biographies, scene locations, fun trivia, or image galleries. Also, users can share movie clips with friends on social media and experience other immersive content. The Movies All Access app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

The Blu-ray discs of “Wonder Woman” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

 

SYNOPSIS

 Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.  Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Connie Nielsen (Fox’s “The Following,” “Gladiator”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead,” FX’s “Better Things”), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming “Ashes in the Snow”), Eugene Brave Rock (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”) and Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”).

The film was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Tencent Pictures and Wanda Pictures, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.”  The film is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.


BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

 “Wonder Woman” Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

  • Epilogue: Etta’s Mission – Etta Candy gets the boys back together for a secret mission that could impact humanity’s future.
  • Crafting the Wonder – Wonder Woman finally comes to life in her first, breathtaking solo film. Explore the journey to create an adventure worthy of DC’s greatest warrior.
  • A Director’s Vision: Themyscira: The Hidden Island
  • A Director’s Vision: Beach Battle
  • A Director’s Vision: A Photograph Through Time
  • A Director’s Vision: Diana in the Modern World
  • A Director’s Vision: Wonder Woman at War
    • Join director Patty Jenkins as she takes you on an exclusive journey through “Wonder Woman’s” most pivotal and exciting moments
  • Warriors of Wonder Woman – Witness the creation of the Amazon army as the women of “Wonder Woman” transform emotionally and physically into the world’s most powerful and heroic warriors.
  • The Trinity – Filmmakers and comic book creators explore the legend of Wonder Woman and how she stands shoulder to shoulder with Superman and Batman to create the pillars of the DC Universe.
  • The Wonder Behind the Camera – Meet the women behind the wonder as they welcome a group of aspiring filmmakers on set for an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Finding the Wonder Woman Within – Feel the power of Wonder Woman as award-winning poets and inspiring public figures reveal the impact and importance of DC’s greatest heroine.
  • Extended Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

 

Wonder WomanStandard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

  • Crafting the Wonder
  • A Director’s Vision: Themyscira: The Hidden Island
  • A Director’s Vision: Beach Battle
  • A Director’s Vision: A Photograph Through Time
  • A Director’s Vision: Diana in the Modern World
  • A Director’s Vision: Wonder Woman at War
  • Warriors of Wonder Woman –
  • The Trinity
  • The Wonder Behind the Camera
  • Finding the Wonder Woman Within
  • Extended Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

 On August 29, “Wonder Woman” will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers. On September 19, “Wonder Woman” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

 

ABOUT DIGITAL

 *With digital, fans can watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. The digital movie is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Consumers can instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster Video, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a  digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

 

BASICS

 

PRODUCT                                                                            SRP

Ultra HD Blu-ray                                                                    $44.95

3D Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                        $44.95

Blu-ray                                                                                    $35.99

DVD Amaray (WS)                                                                $28.98

 

Standard Street Date: September 19, 2017

EST Street Date: August 29, 2017

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French

BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

Running Time: 141 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.

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Aug 092017
 

Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien franchise; this edition is another prequel to the original "Alien," situated between photo for Alien: Covenant"Prometheus" and the original. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an unchartered paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a terrifying threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
Vitals: Director: Ridley Scott. Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 122 min., Science Fiction, Box office gross: $73.757 million, Fox.
Extras: Commentary by director Ridley Scott; 12 deleted and extended scenes; "Master Class: Ridley Scott" documentary on the making of "Alien: Covenant"; crew fear tests; an inside look at “David’s Lab”; "USCSS Covenant": "Meet Walter," "Phobos," "The Last Supper"; "Sector 87 – Planet 4": "The Crossing," "Advent." There are three exclusive editions at Walmart, Target and Best Buy: Walmart: Alien Day fan art designed T-shirt (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray formats), Target: 36-page book packaging featuring an inside look at David’s Lab and the creatures of "Alien: Covenant," plus behind-the-scenes photography and concept sketches (Blu-ray format), Best Buy: Alien baby Xenomorph steelbook (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray formats).
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Available: 08/15.
 

Baywatch

Big screen redo of the 1980s TV series. Matt Brody (Zac Efron) is a former Olympic swimmer who wants to join an elite team of lifeguards led by the hulking Lt. Mitch Buchannon photo for Baywatch(Dwayne Johnson). Brody thinks he's a shoo-in, but his casual attitude starts to instantly rub Mitch the wrong way. When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, Buchannon leads his elite squad of badass lifeguards on a mission to prove you don’t have to wear a badge to save the bay. Joined by a trio of hot-shot recruits, they’ll ditch the surf and go deep undercover to take down a ruthless businesswoman, whose devious plans threaten the future of the bay.
Vitals: Director: Seth Gordon. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron, Pamela Anderson, Angelique Kenney, Charlotte McKinney.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 116 min., Action, Box office gross: $58.047
million, Paramount.

Blu-ray extras: Extended and theatrical versions of the film, "Meet the Lifeguards: Continuing the Legacy," stunts & training, deleted & extended scenes.
2 stars
Available: 08/29.
 

 


 

The Circle

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity. When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to photo for The Circlework for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics, and ultimately, her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family, and all of humanity.
Vitals: Director: James Ponsoldt. Stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Glenne Headly, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Ellen Wong.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 110 min., Thriller, Box office gross: $20.476 million, Lionsgate.
Extras: "No More Secrets: Completing the Circle" four-part featurette, "The Future Won't Wait: Design and Technology," "A True Original: Remembering Bill Paxton."
2 stars
Available: 08/01.
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. The family photo for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haulcross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget. Based on the record-breaking book series.
Vitals: Director: David Bowers. Stars: Jason Ian Drucker,Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott, Alicia Silverstone.
2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 91 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $20.324 million, Fox.
Extras: "Making a Scene," "Greg Heffley’s 10 Rules for the Perfect Road Trip," "Road Games," "Learn to Draw," "A Decade of Wimpy Fun," bloopers and deleted scenes, deleted animation, "Haulin’ Through Georgia.".
2 stars
Available: 08/08.
 

Everything, Everything

The unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who, due to an illness, cannot leave the protection of the photo for Everything, Everythinghermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them. Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together … even if it means losing everything.
Vitals: Director: Stella Meghie. Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Ana de la Reguera, Anika Noni Rose.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 96 min., Drama, Box office gross: $33.580 million, MGM/Warner.
Extras: Deleted scenes.
Blu-ray adds "Trapped in Love: The Story of Everything, Everything" featurette.
2 stars
Available: 08/15.
 

 


 

Going in Style

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time photo for Going in Stylein their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg.
Vitals: Director: Zach Braff. Stars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin Ann-Margret, Joey King, John Ortiz, Peter Serafinowicz, Matt Dillon, Christopher Lloyd.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 96 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $43.996 million, Warner.
Extras: Director’s commentary by Zach Braff.
Blu-ray adds deleted scenes.
2 stars
Available: 08/01.
 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the film’s storyline continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians (Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin photo for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the comics will come to the heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Vitals: Director: James Gunn. Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff , Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 136 min., Sci-Fi, Box office gross: $386.062 million, Company.
Extras: "The Making of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" four-part, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, done in the style of classic-rock album liner notes; "Visionary Intro": Director James Gunn provides context on how he continues and expands the storylines; "Guardians Inferno Music Video" with David Hasselhoff and special guests in a galactic retro dance party; gag reel; deleted scenes; audio commentary with Gunn.
3 stars
Available: 08/22.
 

How to Be a Latin Lover

When aging Latin lover Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) is suddenly dumped by the older woman he married for money, he moves in with his estranged sister Sara (Salma Hayek) and her 10-photo for How to Be a latin Loveryear-old son, Hugo (Raphae Alejandro). Determined to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses Hugo to meet a rich widow — and learns that love and trust must be earned.
Vitals: Director: Ken Marino. Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raphael Alejandro, Michael Cera, Rob Corddry.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 115 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $32.088 million, Lionsgate.
Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "Show Me Your Sexy! Learning How to Be a Latin Lover" featurette, "A Little Help from My Friends" featurette, commentary with director Ken Marino, producer Ben Odell, and editor John Daigle.
2 stars
Available: 08/15.
 

 


 

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

photo for King Arthur: Legend of the SwordWhen the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy — whether he likes it or not.
Vitals: Director: Guy Ritchie. Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 126 min., Action Adventure, Box office gross: $38.534 million, Warner.
Extras: "Arthur with Swagger" featurette: Charlie Hunnam is a gentleman, a hunk and a badass, setting new standards as king and new rules with the ladies. 2 stars
Available: 08/08.
 

Snatched

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn), to photo for Snatchedtravel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter — in unpredictable, hilarious fashion — is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.
Vitals: Director: Jonathan Levine. Stars: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni.
2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 90 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $45.403 million, Fox.
Extras: Deleted scenes, extended and alternate scenes, gag reel, commentary by director Jonathan Levine.
2 stars
Available: 08/08.
 

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