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Aug 202018
 

From the Big Screen:

"Deadpool 2" and "First Reformed." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week's Best Bet:

There's a trio of old and new classics due this week:

In "Heaven Can Wait" (1943), deceased turn-of-the-century playboy Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) presents himself to the outer offices of Hades, where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter through the gates of hell. Though the devil doubts that Henry's sins qualify him for eternal damnation, Henry proceeds to photo for Heaven Can Waitrecount a lifetime of wooing and pursuing women, his long, happy marriage to Martha (Gene Tierney) notwithstanding. Ernst Lubitsch's "Heaven Can Wait," nominated for Academy Awards for best picture and director, is an enduring classic that showcases his trademark blend of wit, urbanity, and grace. On DVD and Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection … Susan Seidelman established her distinctive vision of 1980s New York with her debut feature "Smithereens" (2012), the lo-fi original for her vibrant portraits of women reinventing themselves. After escaping New Jersey, the quintessentially punk Wren (Susan Berman) — a sparkplug in fishnets who lives dangerously downtown — moves to the city with the mission of becoming famous. When not pasting up flyers for herself or hanging at the Peppermint Lounge, she's getting involved with Paul (Brad Rijn), the nicest guy to ever live in a van next to the highway, and Eric (Richard Hell), an aloof rocker. Shot on 16 mm film that captures the grit and glam of the setting, with an alternately moody and frenetic soundtrack by the Feelies and others, "Smithereens" — the first independent American film to compete for the Palme d'Or — is an unfaded snapshot of a bygone era. On DVD and Blu-ray Disc from The Criterion Collection … photo for Tideland In his 10th feature, "Tideland" (2005), Terry Gilliam adapted Mitch Cullin's celebrated cult novel "Tideland", a work he once described as "Alice in Wonderland meets Psycho through the eyes of Amélie." To escape her unhappy life in a remote part of Texas, 9-year-old Jeliza-Rose dreams up an elaborate fantasy world. But the reality of having junkie parents — played by Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilly — and the influence of her eccentric neighbors begins to encroach, turning her daydreams ever darker. A rich slice of Southern Gothic blurring whimsical fantasy with unsettling reality, "Tideland" is among Gilliam's most personal works — indeed, with its shifts between the amusing and the macabre, expressive camerawork and striking special effects, the film could be the very definition of Gilliamesque. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video.

Scream Factory has two great William Castle exploitation films on Blu-ray this week: In "The Tingler" (1959), Vincent Price stars as an obsessed doctor who discovers a parasitic creature that grows on the spinal cords of terrified people. If they scream, the Tingler can be destroyed. If they don't, it will sever the spinal column and kill them. He successfully isolates and removes the Tingler from a deaf mute (Judith Evelyn) who has been scared to death by her devious husband. Once captured, the Tingler escapes and runs amok in a crowded movie theater. Terror is loose, but can it be stopped? "The Tingler" is legendary horror photo for The Tingler director-producer William Castle's magnum opus. After the success of "House on Haunted Hill," Castle devised a new gimmick called "Percepto." Participating theaters would wire seats so that random moviegoers would get a tangible electric shock during climactic moments in the film. Another novelty used to maximum effect is the short color sequence depicting blood pouring from a faucet and filling a bathtub. Castle went on to direct more cult classics like "Homicidal" and "13 Ghosts" and later produced the mainstream hit "Rosemary's Baby." Film legend Joan Crawford gives a terrific performance in the William Castle chiller "Strait-Jacket" (1964). Crawford plays Lucy Harbin, a woman who goes berserk when she finds her husband in bed with another woman. With her 3-year-old daughter accidentally witnessing the grisly act, Lucy axes the couple to death. She spends 20 years in a mental institution for the double murder. After she's released, she moves in with her brother, Bill (Leif Erickson), his wife, Emily (Rochelle Hudson) and Carol (Diane Baker), her own daughter who is now 23. Her nightmare is over … or is it? When a spate of ax murders start occurring suddenly in the neighborhood, police think Lucy has reverted to her old ways.

From TV to Disc:

"Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 3" (2018) is a single disc with 10 episodes. Legendary horror icon Bruce Campbell stars in the truly insane, awe-inspiring, and gruesome final season of the hilarious, critically acclaimed, Starz series that follows-up the classic horror film "The Evil Dead." Also stars Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and newcomer Arielle Carver-O’Neill. Ash, who — having gone from urban legend to hometown hero — discovers that he has a daughter. photo for Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 3 And, when Kelly witnesses a massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns to warn Ash and Pablo. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … "Blindspot: The Complete Third Season" (2017-18) is a four-disc set with 22 episodes. "Blindspot" tells the story of a mysterious woman (Jaimie Alexander) who is found in Times Square with her body completely covered in intricate, coded tattoos. With no memories of her past, she is clueless about her own identity. Dubbed Jane Doe, she is investigated by the FBI when they learn one of her mysterious tattoos bears the name of agent Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton). As the FBI investigates the complex treasure map of her body, an ever-widening web of conspiracy and corruption is revealed. Following the shocking second season finale, which revealed a new set of bioluminescent tattoos that mysteriously appeared on Jane Doe’s body, season three jumps forward two years as FBI Agent Kurt Weller finally tracks down Jane, who has been on the run. After the two discover her new hidden tattoos, Jane is forced to return to the FBI, where Weller, Jane and the rest of the team set out to solve these new puzzles and stop the dangerous conspiracies they reveal. The tattoos however, reveal the team’s darkest secrets. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Warner … photo for Blue Bloods: The Eighth Season "Blue Bloods: The Eighth Season" (2017) is a six-disc set with all 22 episodes. With an all-star cast including Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes, the Reagan family drama — about a multigenerational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement — continues. This season follows the Reagan family as they continue to follow every lead and work to overcome personal challenges within and outside of the work force. New York Police Commissioner Frank Reagan clashes with the new interim mayor and must defend the NYPD from a series of public scandals, while eldest son and seasoned detective Danny deals with the aftermath of a tragic accident and New York Assistant D.A. Erin Reagan reopens old cases and faces off with her ex-husband. The latest season includes guest appearances by Whoopi Goldberg, Ernie Hudson, Mimi Rogers and Lorraine Bracco. From CBS/Paramount … "Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season" (2017-18) includes all 22 episodes. Horror fills photo for NCIS: The Fifteenth Season the streets as season four of Gotham witnesses the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known while Bruce Wayne begins the path to vigilantism, showing signs of the caped crusader to come. Gotham City Police Department Captain Jim Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock remain at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains from Penguin to The Riddler and numerous others in between. In a five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray, from Warner … "Hostages Season 2" (2016) is a three-disc set with all 12 episodes. In Season Two of the Israeli thriller, a SWAT officer has abducted the Prime Minister in order to save his wife's life. Now he is under siege by the police force, including some of his best friends. He's stuck with the Prime Minister in an abandoned Yeshiva building on the outskirts of Jerusalem. His wife's medical condition is deteriorating, and he has to get out of there to save her life, but he has no plan of action, and every passing moment sinks him deeper into quicksand. Even if he manages to extricate them from the trouble they're in, the real troubles await him outside. From Kino Lorber … "NCIS: The Fifteenth Season" (2017-18) is a six-disc set with all 24 episode. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Gibbs (Mark Harmon), a former Marine gunnery sergeant whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, leads the NCIS troupe. In this season, they continue to search the jungles of Paraguay for NCIS Special Agents Gibbs and McGee, while photo for The Walking Dead: The Complete Eighth Seasonconfronting cold cases, running secretive stings and chasing down kidnappers. From CBS/Paramount … "The Terror: The Complete First Season" (2018) is a three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Inspired by the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the late 1800s as he ventured into uncharted territory in an attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. A desperate game of survival begins when the Royal Naval expedition faces starvation, mutiny, cannibalism, and a monstrous predator, a cunning and vicious Gothic horror that stalks the ships in a desperate game of survival, the consequences of which could endanger the region and its native people forever. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … "The Walking Dead: The Complete Eighth Season" (2017-18) is a five-disc set with all 16 episodes. Together with the Hilltop and the Kingdom, Rick and the Alexandrians bring “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better equipped, and ruthless, but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive. The eighth season bridges the stories between “The Walking Dead” and its spinoff, “Fear the Walking Dead.” On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate.

"Buzzin' the 'B's:"

In "Action Point" (2018), starring Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius and Eleanor Worthington-Cox, D.C. (Knoxville) is the proud proprietor of Action Point, an out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum safety for maximum fun. When a slimy developer schemes to shut down the park, D.C. and his loony crew of misfits must risk everything and pull out all the stops to save Action Point. Packed with jaw-dropping gags and bone-crushing stunts. In a Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Paramount … In "Bleeding Steel" (2017 — China), photo for Bleeding Steel starring Jackie Chan, Show Lo, Nana Ou-Yang, Callan Mulvey and Tess Haubrich, Chan stars as Lin, a police inspector in modern Hong Kong. While tracking down a deranged, mech-enhanced villain, Lin discovers that a geneticist’s lost biochemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With the help of a young hacker, Lin connects the dots between the device that haunts his daughter, his enemy’s sinister army, and a strange cultural phenomenon called “Bleeding Steel.” On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … Action-movie icons Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren deliver a double shot of adrenaline-fueled excitement in the undersea thriller "Black Water" (2018). After a failed mission, deep-cover operative Wheeler (Van Damme) is imprisoned in a CIA black site on a submarine. The CIA agents will to go to any photo for Show Dogs lengths to get information from Wheeler — but nothing can prepare them for the storm of violence that erupts when he joins forces with a fellow prisoner (Lundgren) as deadly as he is mysterious. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … In "The Ninth Passenger" (2018), starring Alexia Fast, Jesse Metcalfe, Veronica Dunne and Tom Maden, a gang of lusty, partying college kids hijacks a billionaire’s yacht for a midnight cruise. Onboard, sensible Jess meets hunky Brady, a corporate spy posing as a mechanic. Near a mysterious island, an evil “ninth passenger” slips aboard and starts slaughtering the party crowd. From Lionsgate … "Show Dogs" (2018), starring Will Arnett, Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne, Alan Cumming, Gabriel Iglesias, Ludacris and Shaquille O'Neal, is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Will Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world's most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, from Universal.

On the Indie Front:

"Watch the Sky" (2018) is a family sci-fi adventure based on the graphic novel "Watch the Skies." In an effort to capture amateur video of outer space, two young brothers unexpectedly find themselves in harm's way, when an innocent science experiment becomes a day filled with unearthly events threatening their sleepy coastal town — when they find themselves in the middle of an alien sighting. Stars J. Nicole Brooks, Luke Albright, Christopher Corbin, Amie Farrell, Miracle Laurie and Carol Mansell. From Breaking Glass Pictures … In "How to Get Rid of a Body and Still Be Friends" (2018), starring Kristin Dattilo, Nicole Burch and Robert Gossett, Maddie Harmon is running for office and it’s the weekend before the vote. She invites her two best friends over for a simple weekend getaway to help her relax. Instead, when an incompetent hitman shows up, they accidentally kill him, and now they have to figure out how to get rid of a body. From Indican Pictures.

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 202018
 

“An Irresistible Family Power Struggle, Told Through Soap and Satire.”  -The New Yorker

“There’s so much more to the series than its prestige packaging and cringe humor” – Vox

Succession

Coming to Blu-ray™ and DVD November 6, 2018
Now Available for Digital Download

Go behind the scenes of the the first season of HBO's dark, family drama "Succession" and learn more about what it's like for cast and crew to work with the compelling story-telling team of Adam McKay and Jesse Armstrong.

Follow the saga of a fictional, American media family whose wealth and power are matched only by their dysfunctional dynamic in HBO’s newest provocative and bitingly funny drama, Succession: The Complete First Season, available now via Digital Download and coming to Blu-ray™ and DVD on November 6.

Set in New York City, this “witty drama” (Indiewire) follows the Roy family – headed by the aging patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox; “Medici: Masters of Florence,”) and his four children – who together control one of the biggest media communications and entertainment conglomerates in the world.  The Roy’s story is compelling and often comedic, as they out-maneuver each other through cut-throat family and business dynamics, while contemplating what’s in store once their father passes.

In addition to Brian Cox, the “expertly played” (Los Angeles Times) ensemble cast includes Jeremy Strong (“Masters of Sex,” The Big Short) as Kendall Roy, the second-eldest son who has his eye on his father’s position in the company, Logan’s formidable third wife, Marcia Roy played by Hiam Abbass (“The State,” Blade Runner 2049), Nicholas Braun (How To Be Single, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) as Logan’s great nephew and potential power usurper, Greg Hirsch, Logan’s only daughter and natural leader Siobhan "Shiv" Roy played by Sarah Snook (“The Beautiful Lie,” Winchester), Kieran Culkin (“Fargo,” Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) as Logan’s cocky, but immature son Roman Roy, and Alan Ruck (“The Exorcist,” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as Logan’s eldest son Connor and the only Roy not competing to take over the family business.

Created by comedy television veteran and Oscar®-nominee Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop, UK show creator of “Peep Show,” “The Thick of It”), Succession is also executive produced by Oscar®-winner Adam McKay (The Big Short, “LA to Vegas,” “Drunk History”), Will Ferrell (“Drunk History,” “Saturday Night Live”), Frank Rich (“VEEP®”), Kevin Messick (Daddy’s Home), and Ilene S. Landress (“Girls®,” “Mildred Pierce”).

All home entertainment releases include the exclusive bonus feature, “Anatomy of a Scene,” which takes audiences behind the scenes of the series’ heart-stopping season finale, covering the wedding in Wales, along with intimate interviews and insights from the cast and crew.  Digital download copies will also include character features introducing the many players in the Roy family, including Logan, Kendall, Siobhan, Connor and Roman.

Succession: The Complete First Season
Digital Download, Blu-rayTM and DVD

Digital Download Date:       August 6, 2018
Street Date:                            November 6, 2018
Order Date:                            October 2, 2018
Rating:                                    TV-MA
Runtime:                                Approx. 600 minutes (not including extra features)

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Aug 192018
 
DOWN A DARK HALL
In Theaters, On Demand, and On iTunes August 17
Kit (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the school's only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.
Based on the classic gothic YA novel of the same name by Lois Duncan – author of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" – and produced by Stephenie Meyer (author of TwilightThe Host), DOWN A DARK HALL is a supernatural thriller directed by Rodrigo Cortés (Buried), from a screenplay by Mike Goldbach and Chris Sparling, and stars AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer, The Carrie Diaries), Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Victoria Moroles (Teen Wolf), Noah Silver (The Tribes of Palos Verdes), Taylor Russell (TV's Falling Skies), Rosie Day (Outlander), and features a truly memorable turn by the iconic Uma Thurman (Pulp FictionKill Bill: Vols. I & II).
Summit Entertainment presents, a Temple Hill / Fickle Fish / Nostromo Pictures production.
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, Rosie Day, and Uma Thurman
Directed by: Rodrigo Cortés
Produced by: Stephenie Meyer, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Meghan Hibbett, Adrián Guerra
Written by: Mike Goldbach and Chris Sparling
Genre: Horror
Distributor: Summit Entertainment

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Aug 192018
 

In Theaters & On Demand September 28th

Written and Directed by Robert Siegel

Starring Spencer Boldman, Emily Ratajkowski, Sebastian Maniscalco, Lucas Salvagno, Kathrine Narducci, Noah Robbins, and Gino Cafarelli

It’s the Summer of ’87, and Gio (Spencer Boldman), an Italian kid from Queens, has little on his mind but cars and girls. Gio thinks he’s got it all figured out until he meets Jessica (Emily Ratajkowski), a nice Jewish girl from Long Island who likes to go undercover for illicit thrills on the wrong side of the tracks. An affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era, CRUISE celebrates the joys of muscle cars, Motorola pagers and endless summer nights.

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Aug 192018
 

 

 

Street Date: 9/18/18

Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $21.99

DVD SRP: $19.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Keanu Reeves stars in the gripping thriller Siberia, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and Digital September 18 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. The film tells the tale of a U.S. diamond merchant who begins an intense love affair with a local woman and finds himself falling deeper into the treacherous world of the diamond trade. The Siberia Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Keanu Reeves delivers the action in this thriller packed with pulse-pounding suspense. In Russia to sell rare jewels to a businessman with underworld connections, U.S. diamond merchant Lucas Hill (Reeves) falls into a torrid affair with Katya (Ana Ularu), a local café owner. When the deal suddenly goes south, Lucas and Katya are caught in a deadly crossfire between the buyer and Russian agents, as Lucas takes up arms in a furious fight to save Katya and himself.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Passion and Intrigue: Bringing Siberia to Life” Featurette

 

CAST

Keanu Reeves                        The Matrix franchise, SpeedPoint Break

Ana Ularu                                OutboundInfernoA Very Unsettled Summer

Pasha D. Lychnikoff               TV’s “Deadwood,” “Shameless,” “The Big Bang Theory”

Dmitry Chepovetsky               Mission: Impossible — Ghost ProtocolMan of the Year

James Gracie                         Eye in the SkyThe Journey is the Destination

Eugene Lipinski                      The RecruitSuperman IIShock Treatment

Rafael Petardi                         TV’s “2 Broke Girls,” “Taken,” “NCIS: Los Angeles”

with Veronica Ferres              Salt and FireHector and the Search for Happiness

and Molly Ringwald                The Breakfast ClubPretty in PinkTempest

 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/OMfINcbqbK0

 

Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright: Siberia © 2018 Mars Town Film Limited. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Saban Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Premiere

Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use.

Genre: Thriller, Action

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 105 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.39:1 Presentation

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

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

 

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Aug 192018
 

GENERATING $1 BILLION AT THE WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE,
DINOSAURS RULE THE WORLD AGAIN WITH CHRIS PRATT
AND BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD IN

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN
KINGDOM

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Celebrate the newest installment of the action-packed Jurassic franchise when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on September 4, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 18, 2018, featuring more than an hour of bonus
content – including Chris Pratt’s behind-the-scenes “Jurassic Journals” captured on-set. The global blockbuster from Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures held the No. 1 spot for four straight weeks at the international box office, and topped the North American box office for two weeks is a worldwide hit, earning over $1 billion in global ticket sales. With the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , the Jurassic franchise is now one of the top grossing franchises of all-time grossing over $4.7 billion at the box office. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues to deliver adventure and thrills with the homecoming of beloved characters along with the introduction of new creatures that are more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.

Building on the wonder and adventure that has mesmerized audiences worldwide, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continues one of the most thrilling series in movie history with an adventure 65 million years in the making, captivating audiences of all ages with a stunning new chapter filled and more dinosaurs than any other Jurassic film. Stars Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, Pete’s Dragon) return as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing with original cast members Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok) and BD Wong (Jurassic World, “Law and Order: SVU”) reprising their iconic roles. Bring home the non-stop adventure, learn the incredible twist, and find out what happens when the park is gone.

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) and executive-produced by Jurassic titans Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow, Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) return to Isla Nublar three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park to rescue any remaining dinosaurs on the island from a catastrophic volcano that threatens to leave dinosaurs extinct once again. Owen is driven to save his lead raptor, Blue, while Claire makes it her mission to preserve the creatures that she has grown to deeply respect. When the lava begins to rain down, they soon discover terrifying new breeds of ferocious dinosaurs along with a conspiracy that could threaten the entire world. Joined by co-stars James Cromwell (Babe, The Green Mile) as wealthy entrepreneur Benjamin Lockwood, Dr. John Hammond’s partner in creating Jurassic Park, as well as Justice Smith (The Get Down) and Daniella Pineda (The Detour) as Franklin Webb and Zia Rodriguez, members of Claire’s Dinosaur
Protection Group; this brilliant cast brings an extraordinary story to life as chaos erupts when Owen, Claire, and their team discover a most deadly endgame that could bring the planet back to prehistoric times.

Complete your Jurassic library when the all-new five-Movie Collection is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray  and DVD on September 18, 2018. Now fans can experience the glory of all five movies in one complete must-own set including, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World and the all-new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM & DIGITAL:

• The KINGDOM Evolves – Filmmakers discuss how the second chapter in the Jurassic
World trilogy pushes the franchise in a new direction.
• Return to Hawaii – Cast and crew discuss shooting the film in Hawaii.
• Island Action – A behind-the-scenes look at the bunker scene and runaway gyrosphere
sequence.
• Aboard the Arcadia – Cast and crew discuss working with the animatronic dinosaurs.
• Start the Bidding! – A behind-the-scenes look at the auction scene.

BONUS FEATURES ON DVD, 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM & DIGITAL:

• On Set with Chris & Bryce – Go behind the scenes with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas
Howard.
• Birth of the Indoraptor – An inside look at the genetically designed monstrosity
known as the Indoraptor.
• Death by Dino – Go behind the scenes as the Indoraptor faces off with a key character.
• Monster in a Mansion – Director J.A. Bayona discusses how Jurassic Park and Dracula
(1979) influenced his approach to directing the monster in a mansion scene.
• Rooftop Showdown – A look at the terrifying showdown on the rooftop of the
Lockwood Mansion.
• Malcolm's Return – Behind the scenes with the one & only Jeff Goldblum.
• VFX Evolved – The team at ILM discuss their cutting-edge approach to creating
dinosaurs.
• FALLEN KINGDOM: The Conversation – Filmmakers and cast sit down for a candid
and casual conversation about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
• A Song for the KINGDOM – Justice Smith sings for the cast and crew of Jurassic
World: Fallen Kingdom.
• Chris Pratt's Jurassic Journals
o Vivian Baker, Makeup Artist
o Mary Mastro, Hair Stylist
o Chris Murphy, 1st Assistant Sound
o Dean Bailey, Stunt Edge Car Driver
o Peter Harcourt, Diver
o Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith, Actors
o Jody Wiltshire, Set PA
o Kelly Krieg, Assistant Script Supervisor
o J.A. Bayona, Director
o James Cox, Stunt Performer
o Rachelle Beinart, Stunt Double
o Bryce Dallas Howard interviews Chris Pratt, Actor
• JURASSIC Then and Now – Presented by Barbasol® – Key moments from the
Jurassic saga that tie into Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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

Website: http://uni.pictures/JWFK
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/JWFKTrailer
Announce Clip: http://uni.pictures/JWFKBonus
YouTube: http://youtube.com/JurassicWorld/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JurassicWorld/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JurassicWorld
Instagram: https://instagram.com/JurassicWorld/
Snapchat: JurassicSnaps
#FallenKingdom

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum
Directed By: J.A. Bayona
Written By: Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow
Based on Characters Created By: Michael Crichton
Produced By: Frank Marshall p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow
Director of Photography: Oscar Faura
Production Designer: Andy Nicholson
Editor: Bernat Vilaplana
Costume Designer: Sammy Sheldon Differ
Jurassic Park Theme By: John Williams
Music By: Michael Giacchino

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: September 18, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61193831 (US) / 61193832 (CDN)
Layers: BD-100
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril
Video: 2160p UHD Dolby Vision/HDR 10
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English DTS:X Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS-HD High
Resolution Audio 7.1
Run Time: 2 hour 9 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION 3D BLU-RAY:
Street Date: September 18, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61199195 (US) / 61199203 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English DTS:X Master Audio, Spanish and French DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1
Run Time: 2 hour 9 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: September 18, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61185763 (US) / 61185788 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English DTS:X Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS-HD High
Resolution Audio 7.1
Run Time: 2 hour 9 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: September 18, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61185761 (US) / 61185787 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hour 9 minutes

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NEVER SO FEW (1959) New 2018 1080p HD Master  

John Sturges directs a soul-patch sporting Frank Sinatra in this war drama that bridges the gap between patriotic paeans of the past and the anguished ambiguities of the coming conflict in Vietnam. Focusing on the still seldom told tale of the valiant native Kachin struggles against the Japanese in the remote jungles of Burma during World War II. Sinatra plays OSS liaison Capt. Tom Reynolds, who attempts to aid the Kachin along with fellow OSS operatives Captain Grey Travis (Peter Lawford) and Corporal Bill Ringa (a show-stealing Steve McQueen) despite the indifference of Army command. Fielding an all-star ensemble that includes Gina Lollobrigida, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy and Charles Bronson, this CinemaScope Metrocolor action epic sparkles as if brand-new on this spectacular Blu-ray Disc. 16×9 Letterbox

 

HOME FROM THE HILL (1960) New 2018 1080p HD Master 

Robert Mitchum demonstrates his true screen acting genius in this heart-searing melodrama from movie maestro Vincente Minnelli. Mitchum plays little Texas town big man Wade Hunnicutt whose appetites for lust, destruction and contradiction threaten to subsume all who live in his wake. It's a testament to Mitchum's sublime skill that so loathsome a man can so thoroughly command our attention, while Eleanor Parker's bonafides shine throughout. George Peppard and George Hamilton, both cinema newcomers, rise to the occasion as Minnelli aptly frames the family saga as a modern Greek tragedy playing Wade's scions, one bereft of legacy while the other is cursed by it. Minnelli's trademark use of hue and composition is revealed in a whole new light thanks to this startling high definition presentation. 16×9 Letterbox

 

CLASSICS NEW TO DVD

CAPTAIN APPLEJACK (1931) New to DVD

‘Twas a dark and stormy night when mousey Ambrose Applejohn’s (John Holliday) Aunt Agatha (Louise Closser Hale) discovers he’s put the estate up for sale in a local magazine. Much to the dismay of his doting ward Poppy Faire (Mary Brian), Ambrose is determined to go globetrotting to seek high adventure and thwart low villainy. A series of sudden knocks at the door prove Ambrose’s travel plans premature when heroic, pulpy thrills rush inside including the alluring Russian noblewoman Anna Valeska (Kay Strozzi), villainous spy Ivan Borolsky (Arthur Edmund Carew), circus psychic Horace Pengard (Otto Hoffman), his wife Kate (Julia Swayne Gordon), Ambrose’s attorney John Jason (Claude Allister), and the police! It appears the Applejohn estate harbors a deep secret –  the hidden treasure of Ambrose’s ancestor, the pirate Captain Applejack!

 

WAY BACK HOME (1931) New to DVD

Native New Englander Phillips Lord (Gang Busters) was a true Golden Age of Radio renaissance man – writer, producer, actor and all-around creative force. Lord first came to national acclaim with his creation the backwoods Maine senior citizen sage of Sunday Evening at Seth Parker’s, a revue combining songs, sketches and slices of small town life. A natural fit for RKO’s Radio Pictures, Seth Parker and friends made the leap to the big screen alongside a pair of up-and-comers, Frank Albertson and, more significantly, a recent transplant from the east named Bette Davis. The pair play star-crossed lovers David Clark, bastard son of shunned fallen woman Rose (Dorothy Peterson), and Mary Lucy Duffy, daughter of local landed bully Wobbling (Oscar Apfel) who seek shelter and aid from Seth. But Seth has problems of his own, as his son Robbie (Frankie Darro) has been snatched by his birth father, the dangerous Rufe (Stanley Fields).

 

AS THE EARTH TURNS (1934) New to DVD

Three families of a hardscrabble farming community in Maine see their lives intertwine over the course of a year in this heartfelt drama adapted from Gladys Hasty Carroll's best-selling debut novel. Newcomers of the Janowski clan arrive in early spring to a reception both suspicious and welcoming from the families of thrifty, industrious Mark Shaw and his shiftless, lazy brother George. Farming is the dream of eldest Janowski son Stan (Donald Woods), a talented violinist, who has persuaded his tailor father to sell his shop and leave the comforts of Boston for the unforgiving terrain and temperatures of Maine. Stan and Mark’s daughter Jen (Jean Muir) discover their souls share a bond, but sensible Jen knows that real love takes time to set down roots and Stan’s initial ardor is gently rebuffed. This initial setback is followed quickly by two more – a lightning strike and a flirtatious stepsister, putting Stan’s character to the test.

 

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“A darkly thrilling film with excellent performances.” ~ IGN

“Shocking, bold, timely, unforgettable.” ~ Richard Roeper, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin Reteam in Stefano Sollima’s
Pulse-Pounding Action Thriller

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO 

On Digital September 18
On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD October 2

Bonus Features Include Three Behind-the-Scene Featurettes

Experience the high octane action of one of the year’s most engrossing thrillers, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, as it debuts on digital and redeemable via the Movies Anywhere App, on   September 18, and comes to 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD October 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Delving into the ruthless underworld of the war on drugs, Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2001) and Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2009) give explosive performances as they reprise their characters from Sicario to battle cartels across the border. Directed by Stefano Sollima (“Gomorrah”) and written by Academy Award® nominee Taylor Sheridan (Best Original Screenplay, Hell or High Water, 2016; Sicario), this dark and intense chapter also stars Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), Jeffrey Donovan (TV’s “Fargo”), Elijah Rodriguez (Book of Life) and Academy Award® nominee Catherine Keener (Best Supporting Actress, Capote, 2006; Best Supporting Actress, Being John Malkovich, 2000).

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital bonus features included three behind-the-scenes featurettes. Fans of the original Sicario can learn more about why this heart-pounding new chapter needed to be told in “From Film to Franchise: Continuing The Story” and can also take a deeper look into Sollima’s vision for the film, the intense action and real world connections in “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast and Characters” has Del Toro and Brolin leading the conversation about how their characters Matt and Alejandro have evolved in this film, and takes a look at the strong supporting cast.

Based on characters created by Sheridan, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO was executive produced by Ellen H. Schwartz, Richard Middleton and Erica Lee. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill.

Synopsis:
In SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO, the series begins a new chapter.  In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • “From Film to Franchise: Continuing the Story”
  • “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast & Characters”

4K Ultra HD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Feature film presented with Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO has a run time of approximately 123 minutes and is rated R for strong violence, bloody images, and language.

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Bonded by Blood.  Divided by War.

BROTHERS

On Digital & DVD September 4

The close relationship between two brothers is ripped apart during the 1936 Chinese civil war when they end up on opposite sides of the conflict in the action drama BROTHERS, debuting on digital and DVD September 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Directed by Kiefer Liu (Don Quixote), the film features a striking visual look with black and white images interspersed with random flashes of color and pared-down CGI backgrounds. BROTHERS stars Ethan Li (The Blue Cornflower), Peter Ho (The Monkey King) and Xia Zitong (The Monkey King).

Synopsis:
Once a poor vagrant, Chen Tiejin has risen through the ranks of the Red Army and is now a brave and experienced company commander. During a dangerous rescue mission, Commander Tiejin and his Red Army troop are locked in heated battle with the Kuomintang soldiers. Raising his weapon to deliver the final blow, he stops dead – the solider is none other than his brother he lost five years before, now working alongside the enemy. In a time of hardship and war, can brotherly love bridge the divide to find peace?

Country of Origin: China

BROTHERS has a runtime of approximately 94 minutes and is not rated.

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DVD
Catalog #: WGU01994D
UPC Code: 812491019948
Pre-Order Date: 7/31/2018
SLP: $24.98
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“One of the best films of the year.”  David Edelstein, New York Magazine

“Perfectly cast, impeccably acted.  Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan deliver masterful performances.”           Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

 

THE SEAGULL

Starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss,

Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen,

Billy Howle and Brian Dennehy

Debuting on DVD & Digital September 25 

Bonus Features Include Tribeca Film Festival Cast & Crew Red Carpet and

Post-Screening Q & A and Director Michael Mayer and Annette Bening City Cinemas Q & A

 

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is pleased to announce the DVD and Digital release of THE SEAGULL on September 25.  Based on the play by renowned Russian author Anton Chekhov, THE SEAGULL is brought to the screen by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (2007 Best Direction of a Musical, “Spring Awakening”) and Tony Award-winning screenwriter Stephen Karam (2016 Best Play, “The Humans”). The film features a star-studded cast led by four-time Academy Award® nominee and two-time Golden Globe® winner Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, 20th Century Women).  The distinguished supporting cast includes three-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn), Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll (TV’s “House of Cards), Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (TV’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”), Academy Award nominee Mare Winningham (Georgia), Jon Tenney (TV’s “Scandal”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Barry”), Michael Zegen (TV’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Billy Howle (Dunkirk) and Golden Globe winner Brian Dennehy (TV’s “Death of a Salesman”). In addition to the extraordinary performances by this terrific ensemble, THE SEAGULL is also a feast for the eyes, thanks to the stunning period costumes by legendary Oscar-winning designer Ann Roth (The English Patient) and exquisite production design by Jane Musky (When Harry Met Sally).

Special features on THE SEAGULL include cast and crew red carpet interviews and a post-screening Q & A from the Tribeca Film Festival with director Michael Mayer, Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy and screenwriter Stephen Karam and a City Cinemas Q & A with Mayer and Bening.

Synopsis

One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside.  While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.

Adapted by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam (“The Humans”) from Anton Chekhov’s classic play and directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”), THE SEAGULL explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.

THE SEAGULL is directed by Michael Mayer and written by Stephen Karam, based on the play by Anton Chekhov.  Produced by Tom Hulce, Leslie Urdang, Robert Salerno, Jay Franke and David Herro.  The film stars Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle and Brian Dennehy.

Special Features:

  • Tribeca Cast & Crew Red Carpet and Post-screening Q & A with director Michael Mayer, Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy and screenwriter Stephen Karam
  • City Cinemas Q&A with Michael Mayer and Annette Bening

 

THE SEAGULL has a running time of 99 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements, a scene of violence, drug use and partial nudity.

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