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Mar 292017
 

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AL PACINO & ROBERT DE NIRO STAR IN
MICHAEL MANN’S MASTERPIECE HEAT
ARRIVING ON DIGITAL HD, BLU-RAY & DVD MAY 9

Director’s Definitive Edition Includes
New Restoration Overseen by Michael Mann

Featuring 2016 Academy Panel Reuniting Mann, Pacino, De Niro and all major cast
Moderated by Christopher Nolan Along With
Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Mann

HEAT: DIRECTOR’S DEFINITIVE EDITION
Oscar® winners Al Pacino* and Robert De Niro** both drive one of the most powerful and complex crime dramas of all time – four-time Oscar nominee Michael Mann’s*** 1995 classic HEAT, arriving in an all-new Director’s Definitive Edition May 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

In the wake of a precision heist of an armored van, the crew of a fierce, professional thief (De Niro) and an obsessively driven LAPD detective (Pacino) are locked in deadly opposition as they vector towards each other in Mann’s dazzling, twilight vision of Los Angeles. As the stakes escalate and their lives begin to unravel, the crew initiates its most dangerous and complex heist.

Taking inspiration from the late Chicago police detective Charlie Adamson – who killed the actual Neil McCauley in a shootout in 1963 – HEAT was the culmination of years of research by Mann resulting in its depth and range of characters and choreography of action. With its epic scale and stunning performances from Pacino, De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman and Jon Voight, HEAT is as incendiary as it was 20 years ago.

*Actor, Scent of a Woman, 1992
**Actor, Raging Bull, 1980; Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II, 1974
***The Aviator, 2004, Best Picture (Michael Mann and Graham King, Producers)
The Insider: Directing, Best Picture (Michael Mann and Pieter Jan Brugge, Producers), Adapted Screenplay (Eric Roth, Michael Mann)

Blu-ray Special Features Include

  • NEW Academy Panel reuniting Mann, Pacino and De Niro and moderated by Christopher Nolan
  • NEW Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Mann
  • Commentary by Michael Mann
  • The Making of Heat
    • True Crime
    • Crime Stories
    • Into the Fire
  • Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation
  • Return to the Scene of the Crime
  • Additional Footage – Deleted Scenes
    • Scene 5 – Season's starting early
    • Scene 42 – Nicest guy on the block
    • Scene 55 – Albert and Hanna (Alternate Take)
    • Scene 62 – Shakedown
    • Scene 76 – Murder in C-Block
    • Scene 96A – Let's Dance
    • Scene 125 – Late arrival
    • Scene 148/147 – Where's Anna?
    • Scene 177B – Double the worst trouble
    • Scene 191 – Nate delivers
    • Scene 204A – No response
  • Theatrical Trailers
    • Surprise of a Lifetime
    • Two Actors Collide
    • Closing In

HEAT: DIRECTOR’S DEFINITIVE EDITION Disc Specifications
Street Date:               May 9, 2017
Prebook Date:         April 5, 2017
Screen Format:       Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio:                          English DTS-HD-MA 5.1 / Spanish DTS 5.1 / French DTS                                                                                          5.1 (Blu-ray)
English DD 5.1 / Spanish DD 2.0 Surround / French DD 2.0 Surround (DVD)
Subtitles:                   English / Spanish / French (Blu-ray & DVD)
Total Run Time:      Approximately 170 minutes
Rating:                         R
Closed Captioned:   Yes

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Mar 282017
 

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WORLD WITHOUT END (1956) New to Blu-ray with a 2017 1080p HD Remaster  
"CinemaScope's first Science-Fiction thriller" sees four intrepid astronauts (Hugh Marlowe, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor and Christopher Dark) successfully complete mankind’s first Mars mission only to run afoul of a warp in space. Tossed centuries into the future, they discover an Earth devastated by nuclear war. A world where mutant beastmen rule the surface, while the underground is a populated by a society of listless males and lustful ladies sporting styles designed by Vargas! Trapped in a tomorrow they never made, the four astronauts take on the monsters above while fighting to bring humanity back to the surface. This Allied Artists' A-level B-picture has never gleamed as brightly in this surprising stunning 1080p HD presentation.

The Women of RKO – New to DVD!

SMART WOMAN (1931) New to DVD Gregory La Cava directs Mary Astor in this wise and witty drawing room war of the sexes where manners never falter while scandal simmers at the surface. Mrs. Nancy Gibson (Astor), on a return cruise to the states after a long absence, makes the acquaintance of Sir Guy Harrington (John Halliday), Europe’s richest and most wanted bachelor. The smooth Sir Guy is besotted with her, but Nancy has only thoughts for the husband waiting for her return. Unfortunately, husband Donald (Robert Ames) has "gone off the deep end" for his new mistress Peggy Preston (Noel Francis), as she is quickly informed by Donald’s partner and brother-in-law, Billy (Edward Everett Horton). Back at her country estate, Donald finds his divorce demands easily accepted, with one proviso – he agree to have Peggy and her mother (Gladys Gale) join them for the weekend, along with Nancy’s (faux) new lover – Sir Guy Harrington!

LADIES OF THE JURY (1932) New to DVD The inimitable Edna May Oliver takes over both trial and deliberations in this effervescent legal comedy-drama. When society dame Yvette Gordon (Jill Esmond) stands accused of shooting her sugar daddy husband, it appears that the French chorus girl gold-digger is getting the comeuppance her class-hopping self richly deserves. Save for one member of the juror – the utterly outspoken society matron Mrs. Livingston Baldwin Crane (Oliver), who senses that Yvette is innocent. It’s intuition and judge of character versus chauvinism and assumption as Mrs. Crane – the sole “not guilty” vote, sets about swaying her fellow jurors opinions and solving a murder mystery. Replete with double (and triple) entendre, one line zingers, comical accent confusion and a barrel of well-timed suggestive eye rolls, this courtroom cut-up is a prescient satire on societal sexism – and high society!

THE RICHEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (1934) New to DVD Miriam Hopkins stars as Dorothy Hunter, orphaned by the Titanic and is now the wealthiest debutante in the world. So wealthy, in fact, that her whereabouts and appearance are such a closely guarded secret, she uses her secretary Sylvia (Fay Wray) as a stand-in. After yet another abortive romance caused by the sheer magnitude of her wealth ("If only you were the second richest girl, that would have been different…" her ex explains), Dorothy aims to see if she can snag true-love sans wealth and takes on Sylvia’s identity full-time. Encountering seemingly regular Joe, Tony (Joel McCrea), Dorothy may have found her man but putting Tony to the test places Dorothy in a love triangle – with herself. Meanwhile the married Sylvia’s husband, Philip (Reginald Denny) is losing patience with her playing single, rich and fancy-free. Hopkins and Wray are a tag-team delight in this fractured fairy-tale romance.

FIGHT FOR YOUR LADY (1937) New to DVD Wrestling manager ‘Honest’ Ham Hamilton (Jack Oakie) is in hock up to his neck – and his continental creditors are calling due. So Ham is counting on his star wrestler Mike Scanlon (Gordon Jones) to take a dive, allowing Ham to settle his tab. Nightclub crooner Robert Densmore (John Boles) has a dilettante debutante fiancé, Marcia (Margot Grahame), who has bet big on Mike, however, and is sitting ringside. Catching Mike’s eye, Marcia brings enough heat to bear to inspire Mike to win the match. Ham and Robert cross paths thanks to Ham’s inventive retreat from the ring and Ham takes on managing Robert while Marcia, in turn, takes on Mike. Fleeing to Budapest, Ham is stuck with a despondent Densmore. Attempting to perform one quirky feat of reverse psychology, Ham points Densmore towards the vivacious ventriloquist Marietta (Ida Lupino), but Marietta’s beau (Erik Rhodes) is the deadliest swordsman in Europe!

A GIRL IN EVERY PORT (1952) New to DVD Groucho Marx’s last leading role sees him deploying all his patented patter and double- talk as a Navy lifer out to save a pal from his “inherited” racehorse. Navy seaman Benny Linn (Groucho) is flabbergasted when his pal, Navy seaman Tim Dunnovan (William Bendix) squanders his inheritance on Little Erin, a horse he’s never seen. Talking their put-upon superior into granting them five days leave in order to un-swindle Dunnovan, Benny sets to shore with purpose and chicanery in mind. Tracking down the horse’s trainer (Gene Lockhart), the salts discover their seemingly lame horse has a secret twin – Little Shamrock – owned by lovely car-hop Jane Sweet (Marie Wilson). In short order we have fake Southern Gentleman, switched and double-switched equines, angry gangsters, stumbling saboteurs, and one hen-pecked businessman (Don DeFore), who may just be Jane’s true love. In order to save the day, it's time for Groucho to ride!

 

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Mar 272017
 

From the Big Screen:

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "Patriots Day," "Silence," "20th Century Women," "A Monster Calls" and "Why Him." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week's Highlights:

Two Italian classics come to the fore this week: one an homage to the images that flicker across the big screen, the other an homage to the images that flicker in our mind; one is classical, the other post-modern. Both are must-haves.

"Cinema Paradiso," Giuseppe Tornatore's loving homage to the cinema, tells the story of Salvatore, a successful film director, returning home for the funeral of Alfredo, his old friend who was the projectionist at the local cinema throughout his photo for childhood. Soon memories of his first love affair with the beautiful Elena and all the highs and lows that shaped his life come flooding back, as Salvatore reconnects with the community he left 30 years earlier. It's a celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies. A winner of awards around the world, including the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film, five BAFTA Awards including Best Actor, Original Screenplay and Score, the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival and many more. Presented in both the original award-winning cut and the expanded Director's Cut incorporating more of Salvatore's backstory, newly restored from original negative materials. On Blu-ray, DVD. Uncompressed original stereo 2.0 Audio and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio options. From Arrow Academy/MVD Entertainment.

In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni transplanted his existentialist ennui to the streets of swinging London for this international sensation, the Italian filmmaker's English-language debut. A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of photo for Blow-Up image making, "Blow-Up" –adapted from Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar's short story — takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park. Antonioni's meticulous aesthetic control and intoxicating color palette breathe life into every frame, and the jazzy sounds of Herbie Hancock, a beautifully evasive performance by Vanessa Redgrave, and a cameo by the Yardbirds make the film a transporting time capsule from a bygone era. "Blow-Up" is a seductive immersion into creative passion, and a brilliant film by one of cinema's greatest artists. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc with a new, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. From The Criterion Collection.

Buzzin' the 'B's:

Inspired by the paranoid nail-biters of the '70s and set against the foggy skies and twisty streets of San Francisco, "Americana" (2016), starring David Call, Jack Davenport, Kelli Garner, Peter Coyote and Frank Mosley, is a tense thriller about an photo for Americanaalcoholic film editor who puts together the pieces of his movie star sister's murder. Two years after alcoholism and depression drove Avery Wells (Call) from his home and career, the San Francisco film editor finds himself back in the city, sobered up and coerced into finishing a cut of a new film – "Americana." Avery relents and takes the job due to his connection to the film's star — his sister Kate (Garner). Like Avery, the cut is a mess, but the talented editor can salvage it, all while staying clean and reconnecting with his family. Soon, though, he starts receiving menacing calls from a stranger threatening to reveal his darkest secrets — threats impossible to ignore when his sister is murdered. Was her death related to the new film? Or was she killed because of mistakes Avery made in the past? From Candy Factory Films … In the Wishmaster series, an evil djinn grants three wishes to the person who releases him, fulfilling a prophecy that will unleash his fellow djinn upon the earth. "The Wishmaster Collection" makes its Blu-ray debut in a three-disc limited-edition set includes all four films, restored and remastered: "Wishmaster," 1997; "Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies," 1999; "Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell" (2001); "Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled," 2002. From Vestron Video Collector's Series/Lionsgate … When little Lucas goes missing from his bedroom in the middle of the night in "Child Eater" (2016), starring Colin Critchley, Cait Bliss and Jason Martin, his babysitter Helen ventures out into the deep, dark woods armed only with a photo for Child Eaterflashlight. But these are no ordinary woods. They were once the home of Robert Bowery, a serial killer who years ago came for children's eyes in order to keep himself from going blind. But Robert Bowery was stopped and killed … From MVD Entertainment … Family loyalty is tested in "Arsenal" (2016), a thriller about a successful businessman (Adrian Grenier) willing to do anything for his deadbeat brother (Johnathon Schaech) — including tracking down the vicious mobster (Nicolas Cage) holding him hostage. Co-stars Lydia Hull and John Cusack. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Lionsgate … Natalie Portman directs and stars in "A Tale of Love and Darkness" (2016), the story of Fania, a young wife and mother in war-torn Jerusalem, during the early years of the State of Israel. Stifled in her relationship and weary from the tedium of her new life, Fania creates fantastical stories for Amos, her 10-year-old son, amazing him with tales of adventure and beauty — stories that would influence the boy to become a writer himself. Based on the international best-selling memoir by Amos Oz, "A Tale of Love and Darkness." From Universal.

For the Family:

"Monster High: Electrified" (2017) is the latest animated adventure of the Monster High ghouls. When Clawdeen dreams of opening a salon made for monsters and normies, Frankie has the perfect place — an abandoned power station outside town. But photo for Monster High: Electrified the idea sparks negative voltage when Moanica plots to ruin the whole thing and replace the celebration with something a little more … shocking. Luckily the ghouls have a secret weapon on their side, Twyla, the daughter of the Boogey Man, and the perfect ghoul to unearth any mystery. Along with her ghoulfriends, they must thwart Moanica's plan, charge up their outfits, save the normie town from darkness … and open the most voltageous salon ever. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Universal … "The Swan Princess: Royally Undercover" (2017), the newest feature-length film in the animated Swan Princess franchise, follows young Princess Alise and her friends as they embark on a new adventure where they solve a royal mystery using their detective skills and spy gadgets. From Sony.

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Mar 272017
 

      
APRIL PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK!
Includes special features, Adventures in Moviegoing with Michael Cera, The Trip to Italy, Tatsuya Nakadai on his films, and Split Screen!

Monday, April 3
The Chaos of Cool: A Tribute to Seijun Suzuki

In February, cinema lost an icon of excess, Seijun Suzuki, the Japanese master who took the art of the B movie to sublime new heights with his deliriously inventive approach to narrative and visual style. This series showcases seven of the New Wave renegade's works from his career breakthrough in the sixties: Take Aim at the Police Van (1960), an off-kilter whodunit; Youth of the Beast (1963), an explosive yakuza thriller; Gate of Flesh (1964), a pulpy social critique; Story of a Prostitute (1965), a tragic romance; Tokyo Drifter (1966), a trippy gangster drama; Fighting Elegy (1966), a takedown of violent machismo; and Branded to Kill (1967), a masterpiece that pushes Suzuki's pop-art aesthetic to eye-popping extremes.

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Mar 242017
 

photo for The Great Wall European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures. The first English-language production for Chang Yimou ("Hero," "House of Flying Daggers") is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. Vitals: Director: Chang Yimou. Stars: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 103 min., Action Adventure, Box office gross: $43.836 million, Universal. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "Matt Damon in China," "Working With Director Chang Yimou," "The Great Wall Visual Effects," "Man vs. Monster," "Weapons of War," "Designing a Spectacular World."

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Mar 232017
 
The Control Group Begins Its Fiendish Experiments on VOD
Wild Eye Brings Thriller to Cable and Digital HD
DVD Release Planned for May
New York, NY – Wild Eye Releasing has announced the North American Cable and Digital HD release of Peter Hurd's The Control Group.  Starring Brad Dourif (The Child's Play series, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Lord of the Rings) as a mad scientist, The Control Group follows kidnapped coeds as they attempt to escape from his grasp.  Writer-director Peter Hurd's debut feature is now available on cable and digital platforms, including iTunes, Dish Network, Vudu, Xbox, Google Play, and YouTube.  A DVD release is planned for May.
Five college students wake up in an abandoned, locked-down insane asylum – with no idea how they got there and no means of escape. They discover that they are the subjects of secret experiments, but these tests have awakened something that cannot be explained by science. The group must now fight to escape both the human and supernatural threats if they are to survive and break out of their prison.
The Control Group (Official Trailer)
The Control Group (Official Trailer)
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Mar 232017
 

THE POWER IS YOURS!

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CAPTAIN PLANET AND THE PLANETEERS

THE GROUNDBREAKING ANIMATED ‘90s SUPER HERO SERIES

IS AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME

VIA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

APRIL 10, 2017

 

Cartoon Network Releases All Six Seasons Via Online Retailers

Including iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play

 

Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart! The five famous Planeteers Kwame, Wheeler, Linka, Gi and Ma-Ti will join forces with superhero Captain Planet on April 10, 2017, when Cartoon Network releases all seasons of Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The New Adventures of Captain Planet and The All New Adventures of Captain Planet via digital download.

For the first time ever, consumers will have the opportunity to digitally own all six seasons of the trailblazing series, which was one of the first television programs to inspire environmental consciousness. Just in time for Earth Day, individual seasons of Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The New Adventures of Captain Planet and The All New Adventures of Captain Planet will be available for $9.99 and $14.99 each. Individual episodes will retail for $1.99 each. Consumers can purchase full seasons and individual episodes through such digital retailers as iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, Playstation Store, and Xbox Store.

 Captain Planet and the Planeteers centers on a team of five teens from across the globe, including Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from Eastern Europe, Gi from Asia and Ma-Ti from South America, who are chosen to help defend planet Earth from environmental disasters. Gaia, the spirit of the planet, gives each of the teens a magical ring charged with the power to control an element of nature, including earth, fire, wind, water and the heart. The group of teens become known as the Planeteers and are sent by Gaia to right the wrongs of the Eco-villains who are responsible for causing various environmental damage to the planet. Whenever they encounter a situation they cannot resolve on their own, they combine all their powers to summon Captain Planet, a superhero who has the power to bring catastrophic environmental disasters to an end.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers premiered on TBS in 1990. The series name was later changed to The New Adventures of Captain Planet and The All New Adventures of Captain Planet. Altogether, the series aired for a total of six successful seasons and can now be seen on Boomerang.  A total of 113 episodes were produced, which are now available for download. Aside from educating viewers about important environmental concerns such as pollution, deforestation, poaching and overconsumption, the series was also known for tackling serious subject matter such as drug addiction and AIDS/HIV.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers featured a star-studded cast, including the voices talents of Whoopi Goldberg as Gaia, LeVar Burton as Kwame, Louis Gossett Jr. as Commander Clash and

Edward Asner as Hoggish Greedly. Other talent who regularly lent their voices to the series included Jeff Goldblum, Meg Ryan, Martin Sheen, Sting, Malcolm McDowell and many more.

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Mar 232017
 

A STERLING CAST BRIGHTENS A FUNNY AND POIGNANT STORY ABOUT A GROUP OF SENIORS FIGHTING TO RETAIN THEIR DIGNITY

SILVER SKIES

George Hamilton Heads the Lovable Lineup in Director Rosemary Rodriguez's Irresistible Film, Coming to Digital EST, VOD and From Virgil Films On April 4th

A group of eccentric seniors band together to save their homes in the heartfelt – and hilarious – new film SILVER SKIES. The award-winning comedy-drama starring a wonderful cast of beloved stars arrives on HD digital platforms and DVD from Virgil Films on April 4th, following a multi-city theatrical run this past fall.

SILVER SKIES chronicles a group of working-class residents whose lives are turned upside down when their apartment complex threatens to be sold out from under them. Unless the residents can each come up with half a million dollars to buy into the new condo scheme, they'll be evicted. Rosemary Rodriguez, the award-winning director behind such TV hits as The Good Wife, Jessica Jones, Empire, Rescue Me and Hell on Wheels, has assembled a high-profile cast of seasoned stars to deliver this tender and beautiful story. George Hamilton (Where the Boys Are, Love at First Bite) is joined by Valerie Perrine (Superman, Slaughterhouse-Five), Alex Rocco (The Godfather), Mariette Hartley (Marnie), Barbara Bain (Mission: Impossible), Howard Hesseman (WKRP in Cincinnati) and Jack McGee (Rescue Me).

With humor and compassion, Rodriguez brings these characters to a place of fear that still has room for a little romance and a lot caring for each other's well-being. As they try to simply enjoy their twilight years while facing the unknown, these underdogs will have you rooting for them all the way.

SILVER SKIES also stars Jack Betts (Sam Raimi's Spider-Man), Heather McComb (Ray Donovan) and Micah Hauptman (Homeland). It won the Best Feature award at the Manhattan Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival.

 

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Mar 232017
 

March 3:
Sing: In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.(DVD, Blu-ray release: March 21)

March 6:
Westworld: The Complete First Season

March 7:
Capture Kill Release: Romantic bloodbath that blends the true horrors of the Barbie and Ken Killers with the tropes of found footage, to stomach-curling effect.
Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word: When a young man is executed for committing murder, he leaves behind a curse letter, promising vengeance for all those connected to his unfair trial.
Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens: Documentary explores a Midwestern city (Columbus, Ohio) with an extraordinary and unexpected drag scene, and the larger theme of exactly what gender is and means.
Live By Night: A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during
the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku
Klux Klan. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 21)
Moana: An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people, teaming up with the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson).
Passengers: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers, and two passengers (Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence) are awakened 90 years early. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 14)
Sword Master: Wuxia martial arts epic about an elite swordsman who is haunted by his skill, and a challenger who aims to take his place at all costs. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 11)
Three: Showdown between cops, criminals and everyone else caught in the crossfire when a gangster is wounded and taken to a hospital, where all hell breaks out. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 4)

March 14:
Elle: A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
Fallen Stars: Indie drama that chronicles the unexpected friendship that develops between two lost souls, set largely in Los Angeles’ vibrant and off beat neighborhood of Koreatown.
Harry Benson: Shoot First: Fascinating documentary follows the decades-long career of famed photographer Harry Benson, the man behind some of history's most iconic photos, including images of The Beatles, Winston Churchill, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and more.
Patriots Day: The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 28)
Silence: In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 28)
Why Him?: A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when an over-protective father realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 28)

March 21:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. (DVD, Blu-ray release: March 28)
Julieta: Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte share the title role as older and younger versions of the same character in Pedro Almodovar's story of a brokenhearted woman who faces the painful mystery of her long alienation from her daughter during flashbacks on her life and the most important events concerning her estranged daughter.
Office Christmas Party: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 4)

March 24:
All Nighter: A workaholic father (J.K. Simmons) who attempts to visit his daughter during a layover in L.A. discovers that she's disappeared and he's forced to team up with her awkward ex-boyfriend (Emile Hirsch) to find her over the course of one transformative night.
Star Wars: Rogue One: The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 4)

March 28:
Actor Martinez: Full-time computer repairman Arthur Martinez hires two indie filmmakers to make a feature film with him as the lead. (DVD release: April 4)
The Bye Bye Man: Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 11)
Indiscretion: A New Orleans psychiatrist and a politician's wife (Mira Sorvino), whose brief affair with a troubled young artist comes back to haunt her when he begins to infiltrate every part of her life.
Lion: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 11)
The Marine 5: Battleground: The fifth installment of the Marine franchise. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 25)
20th Century Women: During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist the help of her three young tenants.

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April 4:
The Founder: The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 18)
Paterson: The film chronicles the quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life via Paterson (Adam Driver), a hardworking bus driver in Paterson, N.J., who follows the same routine every day, observing the city, listening to fragments of conversations, and writing heartfelt poems.
Silver Skies: A group of eccentric seniors band together to save their homes.
Sleepless: An undercover homicide detective (Jaimie Foxx) seeks revenge on his son’s kidnappers during one sleepless night. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 18)
Split: A man with 23 personalties kidnaps three girls, who must try to escape before the last and most sinister 24th personality begins emerges to take control.(DVD, Blu-ray release: April 18)

April 7:
The Ticket: When a blind man inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself, but leaves little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life.

April 10:
Captain Planet and the Planeteers: All six seasons

April 11:
La La Land: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 25)
Toni Erdmann: A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

April 25:
Fifty Shades Darker Unrated: Sequel to "Fifty Shades of Grey." While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 9)

May 2:
I Am Not Your Negro: Documentary explores race in America through writer James
Baldwin's unfinished novel, "Remember This House." Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: Alice returns to where the nightmare began, The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 16)
xXx: Return of Xander Cage: When a group of lethal mercenaries steal a hi-tech weapon that poses a global threat, superspy Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is recruited back into action. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 16)

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photo for Rings A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: There's a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before … Vitals: Director: F. Javier Gutierrez Stars: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Vincent D’Onofrio. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 102 min., Horror-Thriller, Box office gross: $27.766 million, Paramount. Extras: TBA.

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