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Sep 182017


Season 7 of the Epic Series
Available on Blu-ray and DVD December 12, 2017
& for Digital Download September 25th

Blu-ray  and DVD Include Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms & Audio Commentaries for Every Episode!

Preview Of Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms

The record-breaking phenomenon is back with a season that proved to be well worth the wait! Action-packed from start to finish with the series’ most epic battles yet, the HBO® drama series Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season will be available for Digital Download September 25th and on Blu-Ray™ and DVD December 12th. The latest season of Game of Thrones featured the most-watched premiere and finale episodes in HBO history, and the series remains the most-awarded drama series in Emmy® history, with 109 nominations to date and winning the 2015 and 2016 trophy for Best Drama Series.

Available December 12th, The Blu-ray™ and DVD sets are packed with exclusive new bonus content including audio commentaries on every episode, two new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and, for a limited time only, a bonus disc containing Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms, a 45-minute, never-before-seen extension of the Clio Award-winning History & Lore features included on previous individual Blu-ray™ season releases. Narrated by some of the series’ biggest stars including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), the companion piece to season 7 reveals the fascinating story of how the world of Westeros as we know it came to be– including what happened the last time a Targaryen invaded the realm!
Available September 25th, the Digital Download release for Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season includes an exclusive new “Creating the North and Beyond” featurette that takes fans behind the scenes of Jon Snow’s epic trek north of The Wall and his latest battle with the Night King’s army.
Blu-ray™ & DVD Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

  • Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms- From the Game of Thrones realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous events that shaped the world of Westeros for thousands of years before the series start. Cast members Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) team up to narrate  the animated telling of Aegon Targaryen’s attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill.
  • From Imagination to Reality: Inside the Art Department- Extensive two-part featurette detailing the astonishing work of Production Designer Deborah Riley and her Art Department, dissecting the process behind the creation of this season’s incredible new sets, including Dragonstone, Casterly Rock, Highgarden, the Dragonpit, and more.
  • Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros- Revisit this season’s most pivotal moments with this behind-the-scenes featurette, including interviews with key cast and crew breaking down how fans’ favorite moments were created.
  • Audio Commentaries- Commentaries on every episode with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Jacob Anderson, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, and more.

Blu-ray™ Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

  • Histories and Lore- 7 new animated pieces that give the history and background of notable season 7 locations and storylines including The Dragonpit, Highgarden, Prophecies of the Known World, the Rains of Castamere and more all narrated by cast members including  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen and more.
  • In-Episode Guides– In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters and locations.

Digital Download Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

  • Creating the North and Beyond– Behind-the-scenes featurette delving into the massive undertaking of creating and filming the battle in Episode 6 of Season 7.

In Season 7, Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies, dragons and new Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister. Jon Snow has been named King in the North after defeating Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and returning Winterfell to House Stark. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne by incinerating the High Sparrow, his followers and her rivals in the Sept of Baelor. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge, an army of dead men marches on the Wall, threatening to end the game of thrones forever.

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the seventh season of this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy features returning series regulars Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark).
Additional returning series regulars this season include: Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion),  Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Hannah Murray (Gilly), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), and Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand).
New cast members for the seventh season include: Jim Broadbent, Tom Hopper, and Megan Parkinson. Ed Sheeran guest stars in one episode.


                                   Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season

Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital Download

Digital Download:     September 25, 2017
Blu-ray™ & DVD:      December 12, 2017
Rating:                         TV-MA
Runtime:                     Approx. 437 minutes (not including extra features

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Sep 152017

Current Hits & Upcoming Releases on FandangoNOW:


Rank Last Week This Week's Top Movies on FNOW
1 1 Wonder Woman (2017)
2 3 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3 10 Rough Night
4 4 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
5 5 The Mummy (2017)
6 23 Megan Leavey
7 2 Baywatch
8 New The Big Sick
9 6 Alien: Covenant
10 7 All Eyez on Me


Rank Last Week This Week's Top TV Shows on FNOW
1 8 American Horror Story
2 1 Game of Thrones
3 9 Outlander
4 2 The Sinner
5 6 Will & Grace
6 3 The Big Bang Theory
7 5 Queen of the South
8 4 The Strain
9 7 The Walking Dead
10 12 Suits


Upcoming Movies on FNOW Theatrical Box Office EST Start Date
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $172,451,737 9/19/2017
The Book of Henry $4,288,104 9/19/2017
3 Idiots $1,249,233 9/26/2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming $327,702,794 9/26/2017
The Beguiled $10,576,669 9/26/2017
The House $25,584,504 9/26/2017
13 Minutes $151,801 10/3/2017
Girls Trip $113,360,470 10/3/2017
Lady Macbeth $1,083,522 10/3/2017
War for the Planet of the Apes $145,338,705 10/10/2017
Kidnap $30,191,115 10/17/2017
Atomic Blonde $51,066,270 10/24/2017
Cars 3 $152,063,509 10/24/2017
Champion $175,232 10/24/2017
Ingrid Goes West $2,751,823 10/24/2017
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature $27,437,912 10/31/2017


Date Title Release Type Licensor
09/08/17 Revelator New Release Lantern Lane
09/08/17 Born Killers New to FandangoNOW Lionsgate
09/08/17 Trollhunter New to FandangoNOW Magnolia
09/08/17 The Host New to FandangoNOW Magnolia
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09/08/17 What Just Happened New to FandangoNOW Magnolia
09/08/17 The Warlords New to FandangoNOW Magnolia
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09/12/17 Baby Driver New Release Sony Pictures Entertainment
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09/12/17 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million New Release Cinedigm
09/12/17 The Hero New Release Orchard
09/12/17 The Networker New Release Orchard
09/12/17 Motivation 3: The Next Generation New Release Orchard
09/12/17 Dead Again in Tombstone New Release NBCU
09/12/17 47 Meters Down New Release Lionsgate
09/12/17 KM31-2 New Release Lionsgate
09/12/17 Drone Wars New Release Lionsgate
09/12/17 The Fuzz New to FandangoNOW Lionsgate
09/12/17 Smartass New Release Gravitas
09/12/17 The Hatred New Release Lionsgate
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09/12/17 The Week New to FandangoNOW Lantern Lane
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Sep 152017








Double-crossed while sent to collect stolen intelligence in East Germany, elusive secret agent Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fate of the Furious) unleashes a deadly arsenal of skills in ATOMIC BLONDE, the adrenaline pumping, stylish spy-thriller, coming to Digital on October 24, 2017 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 14, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Adapted from Antony Johnson’s graphic novel, The Coldest City, the explosive film set in the late eighties takes viewers on a high-stakes chase as Theron attempts to escape Berlin. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions include commentary from the cast, filmmakers, stunt performers and fight coordinators, plus behind-the-scenes features that take viewers inside the making of the film’s intense stunt choreography.

Oscar®-winner Charlize Theron stars as elite MI6’s most lethal assassin and the crown jewel of her Majesty’s secret intelligence service, Lorraine Broughton, in ATOMIC BLONDE. When she’s sent on a covert mission into Cold War Berlin, she must use all of the spycraft, sensuality and savagery she has to stay alive in the ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. Broughton must navigate her way through a deadly game of spies to recover a priceless dossier while fighting ferocious killers along the way in this breakneck action-thriller from director David Leitch (Deadpool 2, John Wick).  Theron is joined by James McAvoy (Split, X-Men: First Class), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Star Trek Beyond) and John Goodman (Transformers: The Last Knight, Patriots Day) in what critics are calling “the best spy movie in years,” Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV.



  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Welcome to Berlin – The ultimate setting for a Cold War spy thriller, Berlin becomes a character of its own. Go behind the wall for this making-off.
  • Blondes Have More Gun – Lorraine Broughton has one impressive set of skills. See what it took for Charlize Theron to fully transform herself into this tenacious character.
  • Spymaster – David Leitch spins the spy genre on its head through exemplary action sequences and complex characters. Hear from cast and crew what it was like to work with this cutting edge director.
  • Anatomy of a Fight Scene – Director David Leitch breaks down the incredibly detailed long-take stairwell shot in this anatomy of a fight scene.
  • Story in Motion: Agent Broughton – See Agent Broughton as you never have before in these motion storyboards.
  • Story in Motion: The Chase – Gascoigne is on the run. Find out who's after him in this motion storyboard.
  • Feature Commentary with Director David Leitch and Editor Elisabet Ronaldsdottir

Atomic Blonde will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HDTM features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DIGITAL lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/atomic-blonde
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/AtomicBlondeTrailer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtomicBlondeMovie/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/atomic_blonde
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atomicblondemovie/
Hashtag: #AtomicBlonde

Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones
Casting By: Mary Vernu CSA, Marisol Roncali
Music Supervisor: John Houlhan
Original Score By: Tyler Bates
Costume Designer: Cindy Evans
Edited By: Elisabet Ronaldsdottir
Production Designer: David Scheunemann
Director of Photography: Jonathan Sela
Executive Producers: Nick Meyer, Marc Schaberg, Joe Noezmack, Steven V. Scavelli, Ethan Smith, David Guillod, Kurt Johnstad
Produced By: Eric Gitter, Peter Schwerin, Kelly McCormick, Charliz Theron, A.J Dix, Beth Kono
Based on the Oni Press Graphic Novel Series: “The Coldest City”
Written By: Antony Johnston
Illustration By: Sam Hart
Screenplay By: Kurt Johnstad
Directed By: David Leitch

Street Date: November 14, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62191888 (US)/ 62192922 (CDN)
Layers: BD-66
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity
Video: 2160p UHD Dolby Vision/HDR 10
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Brazilian Portuguese, French Canadian, French European and Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English DTS: X Master Audio, Brazilian Portuguese, French Canadian, French European and Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour, 54 Minutes

Atomic Blonde 4K Ultra HD is available in Dolby Vision. Leveraging the HDR innovation that powers Dolby’s most advanced cinemas around the world, Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.


Street Date: November 14, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62184526 (US)/ 62187239 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity
Video: BD: 1080p High-Definition
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Subtitles
Sound: English DTS: X Master Audio/Dolby Digital 2.0, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour, 54 Minutes

Street Date: November 14, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62184532 (US)/ 62187241 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16.9 2.40: 1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 2.0, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Run Time: 1 Hour, 54 Minutes

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Sep 142017
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:

Baby Driver: After being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby (Ansel Elgort), a young getaway driver, who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game, finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 10)

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)

September 26:

The House: A middle-aged married couple must figure out a way to earn some money after their daughter's scholarship falls through and, when all else fails, the desperate couple join forces with their neighbor to start an underground casino in his home. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 10)

Spider-Man: Homecoming: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in this third incarntion of the comic-book character. (DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and 3D release: October 17)

More Streaming News

October 3:

Girls Trip: Four best friends go on an adventure of a lifetime as they reunite for a weekend of fun, festivities and outrageous adventures only to learn they are not as strong apart as they are together. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 17)

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

October 10:

Batman vs. Two-Face: Batman and Robin are back in classic 1960s animated action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. (DVD, Blu-ray release: October 17)

One Percent More Humid: A pair of childhood friends (Juno Temple and Julia Garner) reunite during their summer break from college and deal with a traumatizing experience from their past (Digital only)

October 24:

Cars 3: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 7)

Atomic Blond: An undercover MI6 agent (Charlize Theron) is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 14)

Past Digital Releases

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Sep 132017
THE LAW AND JAKE WADE (1958) New to Blu-ray with a 2017 1080p HD Remaster
A pair of acting titans team up with director John Sturges for this lean and mean duel in the sun Western. A good sheriff with a bad secret (Robert Taylor) squares off against his nemesis, a bad man that shares that same secret (Richard Widmark). Although far from revisionist, the efficiency with which the film hits its marks, thanks to Sturges ruthless efficiency and cinematographer Robert Surtees ability to place the personal within the sweeping sagebrush scope, places it high in the Western pantheon. Taylor is all tight lipped and laconic, while Widmark returns to his superb sneering villain stylings and the pair are supported by a great ensemble that includes Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton, Henry Silva and DeForest Kelley all in service to a great story that combines jailbreaks, epic journey, night time sieges and ghost town duels without wasting a frame. And now, thanks to this sparkling new transfer, all the colors and grit have never looked better. 16×9 Letterbox
Situational Sci-Fi
From Emmy® winners Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels (The Office) along with creator David Jenkins comes People of Earth, a comedy series about a support group for alien abductees. The show centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about the member's supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, to his own alien abduction. The show's ensemble cast includes Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live), Oscar Nuñez (The Office), Michael Cassidy (Argo), Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley), Luka Jones (Her ), Brian Huskey (Mr. Neighbor's House), Nancy Lenehan (Catch Me if You Can), Tracee Chimo (Orange is the New Black), Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Selfie), Björn Gustafsson (Spy) and Ken Hall (Straight Man). 16×9 Widescreen
First National Pre-Code Style
Loretta Young and Joan Blondell co-star in this Pre-Code romantic comedy about a small-town little lady learning the ins and outs of Big Apple big business. Pretty young co-ed Claire (Loretta Young) is in love with university bandleader Johnny Saunders (Frank Albertson) but graduation sees Johnny bound for Paris and Claire to an ad agency in Manhattan. Claire is quickly promoted out of the secretarial pool and into a corner copywriter office by her boss, cynical and seductive RJ Clayton (Ricardo Cortez). In time, Claire comes to be tempted by RJ's offers of extra lessons outside the office, just in time for Johnny to surprise her with a sudden return from Paris. Johnny calls it quits with Claire, and his band rockets to fame, thanks to some secret help from Claire. Seizing his chance to seal the deal with Claire, RJ steers Johnny towards Pearl (Joan Blondell), a professional home wrecker. But this home wrecker may have a heart of gold… Directed by William A. Seiter.
The "Broadway Musketeers" – a trio of chorus girls – are all for one and one for all in this musical drama about their quest for the golden groom. At the wild end of the Roaring '20s, when Prohibition still forces alcohol into underground speakeasies and rumrunners control organized crime, dancers Delight (Alice White), Navarre (Sally Eilers) and Florine (Marion Byron) set their sights on husbands who can afford to keep them in style. But Delight falls for Billy (Charles Delaney) even though he falls short of the monetary minimum she has set for a beau. Then during an argument with Billy, Delight agrees to see Perc Gessant (Fred Kohler) before she realizes he's a gangster. Now, Delight may not be able to leave Gessant without someone being killed in this musical drama. Based on the story "Broadway Musketeers" by Jay Gelzer. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
Working class stenographer Sheba Miller (Alice White) thinks she's heading for a dull, luxury-less married life with her Regular Joe beau, Jack (William Bakewell), a soda jerk that works for Sheba's father, cigar store owner Pa Miller (Richard Carlyle). Trying to show Sheba a good time on his meager earnings, Jack takes her to an exclusive underworld nightclub, The Pirate's Den. Realizing he does not have the dough-re-mi, Jack tries to leave when Sheba defiantly enters a "knees contest" judged by gentlemanly gangster Nicky Solomon (Chester Morris). Nicky selects Sheba for the silver cup by slipping a garter on her thigh, and the rest is sparks and swoons. Sheba promptly defies Pa, leaves Jack in the cold and hitches her star to Nicky. But the smooth-talker has a secret… he has less jack than Jack, and is desperate to do anything to change that – including robbing Pa's cigar store! Directed by Mervyn LeRoy.
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Sep 132017

Digital Releases for Major Titles:
June-July-August 2017


June 2:

Life: A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 20)

June 6:

Beauty and the Beast: Disney's reworking of the classic animated "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) into a live action film.

Land of Mine: Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Explores the relationship between a hardened Danish sergeant and the young German prisoners of war who are conscripted to defuse thousands of land mines from the Danish coast.

June 13:

CHIPS: A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 27)

Power Rangers: A group of high-school students, infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 27)

3 Generations: An inspirational and witty film about one teen’s courageous journey through gender reassignment, starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan.

June 20:

Kong: Skull Island: A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 18)

The Zookeeper’s Wife: The true story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 3)

June 27:

Correspondence: A story of forbidden love that finds an aging astrophysics professor in a six-year affair with Amy, a beautiful PhD student. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore ("Cinema Paradiso"). (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

The Fate of the Furious: When a mysterious woman named the Cipher seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before. Includes director's extended cut (on Digital versions only). (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 11)

Ukraine on Fire: For centuries Ukraine has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. This documentary provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region that lead to the violent overthrow of a democratically elected president. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 18)

First Run Features: a documentary on jazz giant Vince Giordano and a documentary on "The Penguins Counters" (DVD: July 11)

Song to Song: Love, obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas. The latest from Terrence Malick. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 3)

June 30:

Their Finest: A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 11)

July 4:

The Boss Baby: A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 25)

July 7:

Ghost in the Shell: In the near future, Major Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind:
A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 25)

July 11:

Going in Style: Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 1)

Love at First Child: A single mother turns to the father of her pregnant daughter's boyfriend for help in this French comedy.

Norman: Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life and, three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better … and worse. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day and Date)

Not My Day: German comedy about a mild-mannered bank teller — kidnapped by a robber — who throws all caution to the wind and dives into adventure with the bandit.

LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Blowout Beach Bash!: Scooby and the gang are back to solve a brand new supernatural crime mystery as the Ghost Pirates invade Blowout Beach. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 25)

July 18:

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. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 1)

Phoenix Forgotten: Sci-Fi thriller brings the mysterious Phoenix Lights phenomenon to life. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 1)

Unforgettable: A woman (Katherine Heigl) sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife (Rosario Dawson) (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 25)

July 25:

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy – whether he likes it or not. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 8)

Snatched: When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results. (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 8)

August 1:

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

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From the Big Screen:

"The Mummy," "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie," "It Comes at Night," and "Beatriz at Dinner." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week's Highlights:

Before "Woodstock" and "Monterey Pop," there was "Festival" (1967). From 1963 to 1966, Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it reached its peak as a popular phenomenon. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Cash, the Staples Singers, Pete Seeger, Son House, and Peter, Paul and Mary were just a few of the legends who shared the stage at Newport, treating audiences to a range of folk music that encompassed the genre’s roots in blues, photo for country, and gospel as well as its newer flirtations with rock ’n’ roll. Shooting in gorgeous black and white, Lerner juxtaposes performances with snapshot interviews with artists and their fans, weaving footage from four years of the festival into an intimate record of a pivotal time in music — and in American culture at large. On DVD and Blu-ray, with a new, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Murray Lerner, and a new reconstruction and remastering of the monaural soundtrack using the original concert and field recordings, approved by Lerner and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray. From The Criterion Collection … "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary" (1982): To celebrate the 35th anniversary of this modern classic, Universal is re-releasing the film on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. The highlight is a 35th Anniversary Limited Edition, on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital. This special gift set features photo for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary premium packaging, includes a re-mastered CD soundtrack of the original Grammy Award-winning album, is packed with over three hours of bonus features and includes a collector’s booklet with behind-the-scenes stories and rare images from the archives. The film will also be available as a DVD, in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo, in a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray and DVD Extras: "The E.T. Journals" retraces the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer John Toll; "Steven Spielberg & E.T." interview with Steven Spielberg as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on "E.T."; "The Music of E.T." discussion with John Williams, and interviews and footage focused on the long-standing relationship between Williams and Spielberg; "Designs, photographs and marketing of E.T."; "E.T." designs by production illustrator Ed Verreaux; "E.T." designs by Carlo Rambaldi; spaceship designs by Ralph McQuarrie; designs by production illustrator Ed Verreaux; production photographs; "Marketing E.T. A Look Back" special insider’s look into the making of "E.T." featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film; "The E.T. Reunion" in which the cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film; "The 20th Anniversary Premiere" in which composer Williams played the score of "E.T." live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer.

From TV to DVD:

"The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season" (2016-17) is a three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray sets with all 24 episodes of the saga of Leonard and Sheldon, two genius roommates who are brilliant in the lab, but socially challenged outside of it. Last season, Leonard and Penny went from next-door neighbors to next-door newlyweds with a nuptial excursion to Vegas. This season, they find themselves in a repeating paradigm as they re-create their wedding — this time with family including Penny’s mother (Katey photo for Sagal) and brother (Jack McBrayer) and Leonard’s parents (Christine Baranski & Judd Hirsch). Meanwhile, Sheldon and Amy move in together as part of an ongoing “cohabitation experiment.” Also, gravitating in their universe, Howard and Bernadette prepare for the arrival of a little Wolowitz, while Raj finds himself juggling not one, but two girlfriends. From Warner … "Empire Season 3" (2016-17) is a five-disc set with all 18 episodes of the series set in the hip-hop music world. While Lucious (Terrence Howard) launches Empire’s music streaming division, his half-brother Tariq launches a murder investigation of Lucious. And as Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) romance with Angelo Dubois heats up, so does Angelo’s campaign for mayor. The Lyon brothers face troubles from the past: Andre still sees Rhonda’s ghost, Jamal wrestles with a pill addiction, and Hakeem’s attempts to find love are interrupted by a surprising family rival. From Fox … "The Goldbergs: Season 3" (2015-16) is a three-disc set with all 25 episodes and "The Goldbergs: Season 4" (2016-17) is a three-disc set with all 24 episodes of the series about the VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldberg family. For geeky and movie-obsessed photo forThe Goldbergs: Season 4 youngest child Adam, his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Each season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies and they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg. From Sony … "Lifetime Scary Movie Set" features four Lifetime frightful films in one set: A woman left for dead by a serial killer seeks revenge. A real-life Manson girl reveals how her communal sisterhood moved from free love to mass murder. A mother's newborn baby is possessed by a vengeful spirit. Two high school girls unearth a centuries-old diary and unleash havoc and destruction. "Stephen King’s Big Driver" (2014, with Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett), "Manson's Lost Girls" (2015, with Jeff Ward, Mackenzie Mauzy and Eden Brolin), "Hush Little Bay" (2007, with Victoria Pratt and Johanna Black, and "Devil's Diary" (2007, with Alexz Johnson, Miriam McDonald and Magda Apanowicz). From Lionsgate … In the final season (10 episodes) of the critically acclaimed drama "Orphan Black: Season Five" (2017), starring Emmy-award winning actress Tatiana Maslany, fans follow the last showdown between Sarah (Maslany) and Rachel (Maslany) — the clone who’s sought to destroy her and her sisters from day one. Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray from BBC Home Entertainment … photo for Scorpion Season Three "Scorpion Season Three" (2016-17) is a six-disc set with all 25 episodes. Inspired by a true story, the series is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O'Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security's new think tank, O'Brien's "Scorpion" team includes Toby Curtis an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo, who shares a harrowing history with O'Brien. However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each other's humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they rely on Paige Dineen, who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world for them. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation's crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in. From CBS/Paramount … photo for Silicon Valley: The Complete Fourth Season "Silicon Valley: The Complete Fourth Season" (2017) is a two-disc set with all 10 episodes. Season Four continues to lambaste the self-important world of tech. The Pied Piper guys pursue their video-chat app, PiperChat, but Richard (Thomas Middleditch) has a hard time letting go of his dream to put his algorithm to better use. As Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) flirts with notoriety while Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) looks on in amusement, Erlich (T.J. Miller) searches for his next big break, Jared (Zach Woods) attempts to pivot with the company, and Big Head (Josh Brener) enters the world of academia. Over at Hooli, Gavin (Matt Ross) finds himself threatened by Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky), while Monica (Amanda Crew) struggles to bounce back at Raviga after her fallout with Laurie (Suzanne Cryer). On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from HBO … "This Is Us: The Complete First Season" (2016-17) is a five-disc set with all 18 episodes of the series that chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s and 1990s to their now adult kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love, fulfillment and healing in the present day. This dramedy reveals how the events in our lives — both big and small — impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. From Fox … photo for VEEP: The Complete Sixth Season "VEEP: The Complete Sixth Season" (2017) is a two-disc set with all 10 episodes. In the sixth season, President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is now out of office for the first time in years after her loss in a Senate vote to resolve an Electoral College tie last season. Forging ahead to secure her legacy and find her place in the world, while much of her staff pursues endeavors of their own, Selina and her band of fellow misfits hilariously attempt to make their mark while navigating the political landscape in Washington and beyond. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from HBO.

Buzzin' the 'B's:

"The Ghoul" (2016) is a mind-bending British psychological thriller. Chris is a homicide detective called to London to investigate a strange double murder. Both victims appear to have continued moving towards their assailant despite multiple gunshots to the face and chest. On a hunch, and with the help of an old colleague — and former girlfriend — Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate the suspect's photo for The Ghoul psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland, who has a taste for the occult. The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe and Dan Renton Skinner, "The Ghoul" is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema. From Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment … "The Resurrected" (1991), making its Blu-ray debut this week, stars John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Laurie Briscoe and Robert Romanus. Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Sarandon), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the time his wife Claire (Sibbett) hires private investigator John March (Terry) to halt the horrible experiments, it's too late … the dead have been resurrected. Based on "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" by H.P. Lovecraft. In a new 2K transfer from the film’s vaulted interpositive film element. From Scream Factory … In "Drone Wars" (2016), starring Corin Nemec, Whitney Moore, Nathin Butler and Sean Gunnell, a small team of scientists hiding in Los Angeles are tasked with the impossible mission of stopping an invasion of drones from slaughtering all of humanity and stripping the Earth of its resources. From Lionsgate … photo for Dead Again in Tombstone In "Dead Again in Tombstone" (2016), Danny Trejo is back as the infamous gang leader Guerrero de la Cruz. The devil's outlaw and reluctant servant, Guerrero, returns from the dead again and is forced to protect a stolen relic from getting into the hands of Jackson Boomer (Jake Busey and his gang of soldiers, but Jackson will stop at nothing to raise his comrades from the dead and bring the wrath of hell upon earth. Guerrero must use all his dark powers in order to defeat Jackson and find redemption … or die again trying. Co-stars Jake Busey, Elysia Rotaru, Dean McDermott, Elizabeth Lavender, Peter Skagen, Michelle Rios and Joe-Norman Shaw. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Universal … In "The Hatred" (2016), starring Sarah Davenport, Andrew Divoff and David Naughton, when recent college grad Regan goes to a family’s photo for Mamaboy house to babysit their daughter for the weekend, she invites her three best gal pals along. What starts as a girls’ getaway becomes a journey into hell, as the young women discover the house is haunted by a dark and violent history involving a Nazi, his daughter, and an ancient artifact that feeds on fear. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Anchor Bay/Lionsgate … In "Mamaboy" (2017), starring Sean O'Donnell, Alexandria DeBerry, Gary Busey, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dylan Riley Snyder and Michael Eric Reid, when Kelly Hankins, the heartthrob of Butterhill High, discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant, he turns to his eccentric scientist uncle, whose latest experiment is Adam, a male monkey who has received an embryo transfer and is carrying a baby. Kelly decides to become the first human experiment, but high school life becomes increasingly tough as he has to hide his pregnancy from his family, friends and faculty. From MVD Visual.

On the Indie Front:

In "I Love You Both" (2016), starring Doug Archibald, Kristin Archibald, Lucas Neff, Artemis Pebdani and Charlene Archibald, twins, Krystal and Donny, played by real life siblings Doug and Kristin Archibald, have been co-dependent for 28 years, still living together in a converted one-bedroom house. As Krystal struggles to get over her ex- boyfriend and Donny struggles to come to grips with the fact that his new music manager might not be all that he claims, they both meet and starting falling for the same guy, Andy. Fearing the idea of having to go their separate ways, they remain in denial about the fact that they’re both dating him, until he eventually picks only one of them. His decision forces them to confront the fact that they can no longer live the same life. From Magnolia Home Entertainment.

Foreign Films:

In director Zhang Yang's acclaimed film "Soul on a String" (2016 — China), a young Tibetan wanderer confronts a series of mystical events and earthly adversity. After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a slain deer, Taibei, a young Tibetan wanderer, embarks on a mission of redemption in order to bring the divine artifact back to its rightful home, the holy mountain of Buddha. Danger and treachery await at every step, as black market traders and two brothers in search of vengeance stand in his path. Along the way, however, Taibei encounters a motley band of followers that help him on his strange and mystical journey. From Film Movement.

For the Family:

"LEGO Nexo KNIGHTS — Season 3" (2017) is a single disc with all 10 episodes. With the evil Book of Monsters destroyed and Jestro, the dark court jester, on an apology tour throughout the Kingdom, the NEXO KNIGHTS have returned home. Due to the Knights’ valiant efforts peace has come again to Knighton. But all is not what it seems. Evil forces are lurking in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to attack the unassuming kingdom. From Warner.

Special Interest:

Sixteen years after Buena Vista Social Club sparked a global wave of appreciation for Cuban jazz, captivating audiences and receiving an Academy Award nomination (Best Documentary, Features, 1999), "Buena Vista Social Club: Adios" (2017) revisits the remaining original members of the Grammy-nominated group as they embark on one last farewell tour. The film follows five of the original band members from the first film, as the legendary musicians recall their ups and downs over the years, including award-winning performances and losing many of their fellow band members. From Green Pictures … "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City" (2016):New Yorkers and others who love the city hold its beautiful and historic Greenwich Village close to their hearts — but this iconic neighborhood was nearly destroyed by one all-powerful public official in the 1960s. The David-and-Goliath story of the woman who stood in his way and fought to save the heart of Lower Manhattan is told in the acclaimed new documentary, a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power photo for Citizen Jane: Battle for the City for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who argued that urban communities need to be protected from destructive development projects. Her 1961 book, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," became a clarion call for the preservation of livable metropolises. Director Matt Tyrnauer ("Valentino: The Last Emperor") vividly brings to life Jacobs' 1960s dramatic showdown with the ruthless, egomaniacal construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze a wide swath of Lower Manhattan to make way for a highway that in theory would rush commuters out of the city to their homes in the outer boroughs and suburbs. For decades, power broker and construction czar Moses had succeeded in transforming the New York City metropolitan area with bridges and tunnels. He also uprooted residents of poorer sections to make way for dehumanizing housing projects and multi-lane highways. But this seemingly all-powerful figure came up against a formidable opponent in Jacobs, who fought Moses' monstrous plans to destroy Washington Square Park and the historic brownstones of Greenwich Village in order to lay his expressway. The film powerfully and movingly shows how Jacobs bravely and nearly singlehandedly took on the establishment and won, not only preserving a precious part of New York, but signaling the triumph of a new, more thoughtful approach to urban renewal nationwide. Marisa Tomei reads the words of Jane Jacobs while Vincent D'Onofrio provides the voice of Robert Moses. From IFC Films … "Newman" (2015): In 1979, at the age of 43, American asocial self-educated inventor Joseph Newman, living in the backwoods of Mississippi, claimed to develop a motor that defied the laws of physics. Mainstream news stations, and even an appearance on "The Tonight Show", spread the revolutionary potential of his magnetic perpetual motion machine, potentially ending the world's need for oil, gas and nuclear dependency. Instead, as detailed in Jon Fox’s stranger-than-fiction documentary debut, the maverick faced a decades long, and increasingly paranoid, battle against the U.S. Patent Office and the scientific establishment. This film documents a creator’s infinite passion to have his unique invention realized, tragically resulting in his self-destruction. From FilmRise.

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A sweeping historical epic featuring the stars of Borgen, directed by Danish New Wave Ole Bornedal.
Denmark war with Prussia is the bloodiest battle in Danish history, and the backdrop of a story that travels between eras to tell of a love and loss in the time of war.

MHz Networks Announces the U.S. Premiere of Epic Danish Drama

Directed by Ole Bordnedal

On Tuesday September 12, 2017, MHz Networks premieres 1864 on its streaming service MHz Choice. This Danish drama of love in the time of war, reaches across eras to connect individual lives, confront a nation's trauma, and examine the events of an epic war that formed the self-image of Denmark. Internationally renowned "Danish New Wave" director Ole Bornedal, read the letters of the soldiers to create a factual fairy tale.

Shot as a feature film and available as eight episodes, this sweeping drama reflects Borndal's renowned mix of stylistic experimentation with engrossing stories, as seen in his thriller Nattevagten (1994), which screened at the Cannes, Toronto and Sundance film festivals; the American remake of Nightwatch, (starring Ewan McGregor, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte and Patricia Arquette); I am Dina, winner at the Montreal Film Festival; Just Another Love Story; The Substitute and Deliver Us From Evil, all winners of international prizes and acclaim. Bornedal also directed the top American horror film of 2012, The Possession, and co-produced Guillermo del Toro's Mimic.

Bornedal has gathered the top acting talent of the current golden era of Denmark's film and television, such as Sidse Babett Knudson, seen in the hit television series Borgen and Westworld, who delivers an unforgettable performance alongside her Borgen costar Pilou Asbæk, also known for Game of Thrones and The Borgias.


Following victories over the Prussian Empire in the war of 1848-51, Denmark is emboldened and begins scheming to annex Schleswig into the Danish Kingdom. Armed with nationalist furor, the leader of the Parliament dismisses the country's European treaties and throws Denmark into war with Prussia. Amid escalating conflict, two peasant brothers grow up and fall in love, both with the same well-read and beautiful woman. When the war erupts, these two young men volunteer for service, setting the stage for a sweeping drama.

Meanwhile, in 2014, a young girl suffers the loss of her brother to the war in Afghanistan. Depressed and despairing, she takes a position as aide to an aging Baron, who happens to reside in the same countryside inhabited by the brothers in 1864. Here, she discovers a diary and encounters the extraordinary love triangle. She becomes an eyewitness to history, powerfully connected to the brothers—and thousands of Danish soldiers—who fought one of the nation's bloodiest battles, a slaughterhouse that changed Denmark forever.

—Director Ole Bornedal, 1864

Pilou Asbæk (Borgen, Game of Thrones) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen, Westworld) star in 1864
Featuring An All-Star Danish Cast 
Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen, Westworld)
Pilou Asbæk (Borgen, Game of Thrones, The Borgias)
Jakob Oftebro (Kon-tiki, Max Manus)
Søren Malling (Government, A Royal Affair)Directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch, The Substitute, The Possession)ABOUT MHz Networks 
MHz Networks offers U.S viewers access to a library of the best international television mysteries, dramas, comedies and documentaries subtitled in English on DVD and its digital platform, MHz Choice. MHz Networks' unique international programming is also available on its national channel MHz WorldviewMHz Worldview is available nationwide on DirecTV ch. 2183 and on 25+ select public television affiliates. http://www.mhzchoice.com


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One of the Best-Reviewed Movies of the Year
Certified “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes and an “A” Cinemascore!

“The best ‘Spider-Man’ ever! This is an absolute must-see for audiences of all ages!” ~ Bill Zwecker, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

$720+ Million Worldwide Box Office Hit Swings onto Digital September 26
 On 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray & DVD October 17


Directed by Jon Watts and Starring Tom Holland as Everyone’s Favorite Webslinger, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau & Zendaya, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr.

Loaded with Over 60-Minutes of Bonus Material, Including Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, a Pop-up Factoid Track & Seven Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes!

One of the most beloved and iconic super heroes of all time is back with a fresh, new take on the character for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, debuting on digital September 26 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War) stars as Peter Parker, who, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark (two-time Academy Award® nominee Robert Downey, Jr., Best Actor, Chaplin, 1992; Best Supporting Actor, Tropic Thunder, 2008), tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man.

Directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING also stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Keaton (Best Actor, Birdman, 2014) as Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. Vulture, Jon Favreau (Iron Man franchise) as Happy Hogan, Zendaya (“K.C. Undercover”) as Michelle and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei
(Best Supporting Actress, My Cousin Vinny, 1992) as Aunt May.

The SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Blu-ray comes loaded with over 60 minutes of bonus material, including deleted scenes, a gag reel and The Spidey Study Guide, an entertaining pop-up factoid track with facts on the movie in relation to the comics that Spidey fans will love.  Also included are four unseen alternate Captain America PSAs featuring Chris Evans, seven behind-the-scenes featurettes and a photo gallery.  In the featurette “A Tangled Web,” Kevin Feige details how Homecoming came to be and its integration in the constantly evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe.  “Searching for Spider-Man” explores the casting process and what makes Tom the perfect Peter Parker as witnessed from his audition tape.  Meet Homecoming’s adrenaline-craving stunt specialists in “Spidey Stunts,” as they crawl, swing and leap from great heights, and discover why Tom Holland rarely needed a stunt double. “Aftermath” features Kevin Feige and the producers filling in the blanks between the Battle of New York and where Homecoming begins. Explore Michael Keaton’s villainous turn in “The Vulture Takes Flight” and learn why he demands Peter Parker’s fear and respect. In “Jon Watts: Head of the Class,” fans catch up with the visionary director on the set, while he manages colossal set pieces, a massive crew and the daunting task of reintroducing one of Marvel’s most beloved characters.  Tom Holland and Jacob Batalon (Ned) discuss the humorous realities of life with superpowers in “Pros and Cons of Spider-Man.”

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine–distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man–but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is directed by Jon Watts from a screen story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal and executive produced by Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, Stan Lee, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

Digital & Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:

  • The Spidey Study Guide
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Seven Featurettes
    • “A Tangled Web”
    • “Searching For Spider-Man”
    • “Spidey Stunts”
    • “Aftermath”
    • “The Vulture Takes Flight”
    • “Jon Watts: Head of the Class”
    • “Pros And Cons of Spider-Man”
  • Rappin’ with Cap: Captain America PSAs
  • Photo Gallery

4K Ultra HD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Feature film presented with Dolby Vision high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • The Spidey Study Guide
  • Photo Gallery

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING has a run time of approximately 133 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.

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Sep 052017

“Cars 3 is a lovely, clever and entertaining generational tale with tons of heart,”

– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times


Lightning Strikes Again When Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” Cruises Home

Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Oct. 24

and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7


The high-octane hit revs into homes with extras for the whole family, including an all new mini-movie starring the demolition derby legend Miss Fritter, inside access to the cast, filmmakers and more!

In honor of world-champion racer #95 on his date-sake 9/5, Disney•Pixar is proud to announce the in-home arrival of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3”! “Cars 3” surged to the front of the pack opening weekend with audiences racing to see the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) team up to beat the new generation of blazing-fast racers. Now, this summer’s high-octane hit cruises home—loaded with bonus features like the all new mini-movie starring the demolition derby legend Miss Fritter— Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Oct. 24, and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7.

Race fans of all ages are invited to ride along with the “Cars 3” crew for hilarious and heartfelt extras, including an exclusive new mini-movie, “Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool,” taught by the queen of the Crazy 8; a feature detailing how real-world race training influenced filmmakers; the journey taken by voice actor Cristela Alonzo and team while shaping tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez; behind-the-scenes access to the story team who crafted Lightning McQueen’s third chapter; deleted scenes; and much more.

“Cars 3” is Disney•Pixar’s first in-home title released in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, the next-generation viewing format with four times the resolution of HD and exceptional high dynamic range (HDR), resulting in brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays than ever before. With 4K Ultra HD, viewers will feel like they’re at the center of the action—holding their breath during the dramatic crash that launches Lightning’s journey, feeling the pulse-pounding action at the Florida International Super Speedway, and getting down and dirty at the Crazy 8 demolition derby.

Bonus Features*

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool (Exclusive new mini-movie) – Enjoy blindsided testimonials from the Crazy 8’s, touting the transformative impact Miss Fritter’s Racing School has had in reshaping the direction of their lives
  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” – When a toy-stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.
  • Let’s. Get. Crazy. – Get schooled in the world of demolition derby, the “rules” of figure 8 racing, and how Pixar puts the crazy in the Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 race. This piece is hosted by Lea DeLaria.
  • Legendary – a close, historical look at the racing legends Wendell Scott and Louise Smith, whose tenacity and perseverance got them into the race even when they weren’t invited.
  • Ready for the Race – Disney Channel’s Olivia Rodrigo and NASCAR Racer William Byron check out the Hendrick Motorsports campus to showcase how real-world race training influenced the filmmakers.
  • World’s Fastest Billboard – Blink and you will miss all of the graphics and “car-ified” advertisements created by Pixar’s Art team to make the ”Cars 3” world as believable as possible.
  • Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car That Could – Join Cristela Alonzo and the filmmakers on their journey to create a race-car trainer turned champion racer.
  • Generations: The Story of “Cars 3” – For the story team, creating Lightning McQueen’s next chapter didn’t involve just a tune-up, but a complete overhaul.
  • My First Car – A collection of illustrated first-car stories as narrated by members of the “Cars 3” cast and crew. “A Green Car on the Red Carpet with Kerry Washington,” “Old Blue,” and “Still in the Family.”
  • 5 Deleted Scenes – Each deleted scene is set up with an introduction as to why it was removed from the film. Deleted scenes include “The Boogie Woogie,” “The Jars of Dirt,” “Lugnut,” “The Bolt,” and “More Than New Paint.”
  • Cars To Die(cast) For – Take a look at the phenomenon of die-cast toy collecting and the more than 1,000 unique designs that exist in the Cars universe.
  • Commentary – Brian Fee (Director), Kevin Reher (Producer), Andrea Warren (Co-Producer) and Jay Ward (Creative Director)
  • And more…


  • Theatrical Short: “Lou” & “Commentary”


#95 by the #s in “Cars 3”

  • 5 – As “Cars 3” gets underway, world-champion racer Lightning McQueen is riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood.
  • 11 – Lightning McQueen raced into moviegoers’ hearts 11 years ago—making his rookie debut in “Cars” in March 2006—and remains an iconic character today.
  • 24 – The dramatic, slow-motion crash scene in which Lightning McQueen hits a wall and rolls several times takes 24 seconds.
  • 95 – Lightning McQueen still sports the dynamic #95 with his signature lightning-bolt graphics. He displays five distinct looks in “Cars 3,” including one that pays homage to his original paint, a primer look he gets following the devastating crash, a custom wrap ordered by Sterling, and more.
  • 198 – Lightning McQueen tops out at a speed of 198 miles per hour on his last lap with Cruz Ramirez on Fireball Beach. But Lightning’s nemesis—next-gen racer Jackson Storm—races at speeds pushing 207 mph.

“Cars 3” Pit Cast and Crew

“Cars 3” features Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums,” upcoming “Wonder”) as the voice of Lightning McQueen. Cristela Alonzo (“The Angry Birds Movie”) voices tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez, who tries to help #95 return to greatness, and Armie Hammer (“The Birth of a Nation”) lends his voice to next-gen racer Jackson Storm, whose high-tech speed leaves Lightning McQueen behind. Kerry Washington (ABC’s “Scandal,” HBO’s “Confirmation”) was called on to voice statistical analyst Natalie Certain, Nathan Fillion (ABC’s “Castle,” ABC’s “Modern Family”) provides the voice of brilliant businesscar Sterling, Lea DeLaria (Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”) lends her voice to formidable school bus Miss Fritter, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton helps bring voice command assistant Hamilton to life.

The third chapter of Lightning’s story pays homage to NASCAR with four characters based on real-life stock car racing legends. Chris Cooper (“Adaptation,” “American Beauty”) voices Doc Hudson’s crew chief Smokey; team owner and NASCAR racing legend Junior Johnson lends his voice to Junior “Midnight” Moon; three-time Emmy® winner Margo Martindale (FX’s “The Americans,” FX’s “Justified,” Amazon’s “Sneaky Pete”) provides the voice of Louise “Barnstormer” Nash; and Isiah Whitlock Jr. (HBO’s “The Wire,” “Cedar Rapids,” HBO’s “Veep”) is the voice of River Scott. The film also features NASCAR drivers and the voices behind the sport, as well as a host of returning characters from Radiator Springs and the “Cars” racing world.

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short), “Cars 3” is executive produced by John Lasseter, who directed the first two films in the franchise. With a story by Fee, Ben Queen (TV’s “Powerless”), Eyal Podell (actor “Code Black”) & Jonathon E. Stewart (“Doing Time” short), the screenplay was penned by Kiel Murray (“Cars”), Bob Peterson (“Up,” “Finding Nemo”) and Mike Rich (“Secretariat,” “The Rookie”). The film features a score by Oscar®-winning composer Randy Newman (“Toy Story 3,” “Cars”), instrumental cues composed by Brad Paisley, and original songs by ZZ Ward and Grammy® winner Dan Auerbach.

Disc Specifications

Product SKUs:   Digital = 4K UHD with HDR (HDR-10 or Dolby Vision), HD, SD; Physical = 4K UHD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital HD/SD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD/SD) and DVD

Feature Run Time:  Approximately 103 minutes

Rating: G in U.S., G in CE, and G in CF

Aspect Ratio:  2.39:1

Resolution: 4K UHD = 3840 x 2160, HD = 1920 x 1080, SD = 720 x 480

Audio:   4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English, Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 5.1, English 2.0

Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 5.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

Subtitles: Physical = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Closed Captions: Digital = English; DVD = English


Social Media

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Website:                                                         Cars.disney.com

Twitter:                                                           Twitter.com/pixarcars

Instagram:                                          Instagram.com/pixarcars

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