"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini


Nov 122018

Experience Frank Capra’s Beloved Masterpiece Like Never Before,
Fully Restored from the Original Negative in 4K Ultra HD




On Digital 4K with High Dynamic Range November 20, 2018


Paramount Pictures proudly presents a brand new 4K digital restoration of one of the most beloved films of all time: It’s A Wonderful Life.  Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers, director Frank Capra’s heartwarming classic has made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to be a cherished part of many families’ holiday traditions.


It’s A Wonderful Life in 4K with High Dynamic Range delivers amazing clarity with sharper and brighter images for a sensational home viewing experience.


The studio spent over a year painstakingly restoring this treasured film, using the original nitrate negative along with two fine grain masters made in the 1940s.  Each element was carefully scanned using the very latest technology to both preserve the delicate negative and create the best possible digital image.  Fortunately, 13 of the 14 reels of the original negative survived, but portions had begun to deteriorate so the best image was selected from one of the three original sources on a shot-by-shot basis.  The result is a more vibrant and detail-rich picture than has ever been available before.


It’s A Wonderful Life will arrive on Digital 4K Ultra High Definition November 20, 2018.  The perfect film to enjoy over the holidays, the release will also include new interviews with contemporary filmmakers and restoration experts about the movie’s extraordinary sound, music, cinematography and visual effects, as well as the meticulous process of preserving and revitalizing this iconic masterpiece.

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Nov 122018




An Admiring Documentary Portrait of Punk Rock Icon Joan Jett,

Arriving on DVD and Digital HD on January 1 from Magnolia Home Entertainment


“Secures Jett’s reputation as a rock n’ roll badass.”

–       Rolling Stone

“…‘Bad Reputation’ is a case study in how a musician stays relevant.”

–       The New York Times


It’s true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit “I Love Rock n Roll,” but that’s only part of the story. That fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV, world tours and many hits to follow, like “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” but that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame by ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, starting her record label out of the trunk of a car after being rejected by 23 labels, and influencing many musicians – both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands – with her no-bullshit style. Bad Reputation is a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell fans how it really was in the burgeoning ‘70s punk scene and the rocky road that led to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage and the theme is clear: Even though people tried to define Jett, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.


DVD & Digital HD

Street Date:  January 1, 2019          

Run Time:     93 minutes

Rating:           R

Price:              $26.98 (DVD)

Catalog:         11637 (DVD)


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Film Site: https://www.badreputationfilm.com/

Social Pages: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Hashtag: #BadReputation

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Nov 122018

Ocular Migraine Invites You to a Blood-Splattered UGLY SWEATER PARTY on November 23rd

Aaron Mento’s Ugly Sweater Party Premieres on VOD
Felissa Rose Returns to Camp for Holiday Horror Comedy
Available Exclusively on Amazon Instant Video November 23rd
Ocular Migraine Productions has announced an early stocking stuffer with the Digital HD debut of writer/director Aaron Mento’s Ugly Sweater Party.  The Christmas massacre comedy will be available exclusively on Amazon Instant Video starting November 23rd, just in time for the snow to cover up the bodies.

Ugly Sweater Party features a cast of veteran horror ghouls, including Charles Chudabala (Death House), Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Brad Potts (Puppet Master X, Zombies vs. Strippers), Lara Jean Mummert (Anomaly) and Tiffani Fest (Circus of the Dead).  The body count is rounded out by an ensemble including Marv Blauvelt, Emily Dahm, Berna Roberts, Matt Holbrook, Jody Barton and Kevin Caliber as unsuspecting misfit campers.  The film was produced by Mento (Standards of Living, Crypt TV’s “Choose Their Kill”), Chudabala, and Hunter Johnson (2 Jennifer).

On Christmas Eve at a campsite deep in the woods, an ugly sweater party is in full swing. Best friends Cliff and Jody arrive expecting some mistletoe action from the sexy twins who invited them, but soon realize that they are at a Bible camp. To make matters worse, Cliff is wearing a sweater possessed by the ghost of notorious serial killer Declan Rains.

While the evil sweater slowly possesses Cliff, Jody also realizes that the party guests aren’t as innocent as they first seem. In fact, every camper holds a dark secret that infuses the party with dangerous sexual tension. Just when the pressure between campers reaches a fever pitch, Cliff falls victim to the bloodthirsty rage of the diabolical sweater and a new nightmare begins.

Ugly Sweater Party (Official Trailer)
Ugly Sweater Party (Official Trailer)
Ugly Sweater Party: USA / 81 min  / English
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Nov 122018

Music Box Films Home Entertainment Presents:

Memoir of War




“Riveting! Melanie Thierry leaps toward the front echelons of current French actresses with her riveting turn as Marguerite Duras. Thierry is utterly compelling from first to last.” - Neil Young, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Spellbinding! Thierry is a brilliant Marguerite Duras.” — David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE

“Poetic, ambitious and graceful.”  — Guy Lodge, VARIETY

Based on Marguerite Duras’s semi-autobiographical novel The War: A Memoir, MEMOIR OF WAR follows the famed author as she navigates her way through Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Emmanuel Finkiel (Voyages), MEMOIR OF WAR stars the three-time César Award-nominated actress Mélanie Thierry (A Perfect Day, The Zero Theorem) as Duras, the great novelist, screenwriter, and filmmaker who is widely considered one of the leaders of the “Nouveau Roman” literary movement. Her script for Alain Resnais’s 1959 masterpiece HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR earned her a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the 1961 Academy Awards.

MEMOIR OF WAR will be released on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, and YouTube) for the first time on December 18, 2018 (prebook October 23, 2018). The DVD, which includes interviews with director Emmanuel Finkiel and behind-the-scenes featurettes among its bonuses, carries a suggested retail price of $29.95.

In the film, it’s 1944 and Marguerite Duras is an active Resistance member along with her husband Robert Antelme (Emmanuel Bourdieu) and a band of fellow subversives. When Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, Marguerite becomes friendly with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to obtain information of her husband’s whereabouts. But as the months wear on with no news of Robert, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable.

Using subtly expressionistic imagery (in collaboration with cinematographer Alexis Kavyrchine) and voiceover passages of Duras’s writing, filmmaker Finkiel evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers while also tackling a subject that is as highly personal as it is emotional.

 “It resonated with my own personal history. A woman who is waiting for her husband to return from the concentration camps, and then when everyone returns, he does not…,” says MEMOIR OF WAR’s writer-director Finkiel of his connection to Duras’s memoir. “This character is reminiscent of my own father, who I believe was someone always waiting, even after he knew for certain that the lives of his parents and his brother had come to an end in Auschwitz. For those who had no physical remains, absence was always present. And this wasn’t just an intellectual concept, it was something very concrete. The presence of absence…in my opinion, that is what The War is all about: being confronted with this presence. Withdrawing into oneself, an interior voyage.”

MEMOIR OF WAR was selected as France’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The critically acclaimed film was also nominated for Best Film at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and earlier this year received a U.S. theatrical release in the country’s top markets by the leading independent film distributor Music Box Films.

More information on MEMOIR OF WAR may be found on the MUSIC BOX FILMS website at http://musicboxfilms.com/films/memoir-of-war.


Memoir of War  

Music Box Films Home Entertainment

DVD and VOD RELEASE DATE: December 18, 2018

DVD PREBOOK DATE: November 13, 2018

Price: DVD $29.95

Director/screenwriter: Emmanuel Finkiel

Cast: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Emmanuel Bourdieu

Running Time: 127 min.

Format: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital 5.1

Rating: NR

Country: France

Language: French with English subtitles

Bonus Features* 

  • Q&A with director/screenwriter Emmanuel Finkiel from Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Featurette: From Melanie to Marguerite
  • A Conversation with the Film’s Technicians
  • Costume and Make-up Screen Tests
  • Deleted Scenes

*subject to changes

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Nov 122018





Love, Gilda


An Intimate Look at the Life and Career of Beloved Comedienne Gilda Radner,

the Unforgettable Documentary Arrives on DVD and Digital HD

on January 1 From Magnolia Home Entertainment


“A stirring valentine of a documentary.”

–      Los Angeles Times

“…the sorely-missed Radner feels alive again. A wonderfully intimate,

 rich and layered portrait.”

–      Entertainment Weekly

“A heartfelt love letter. A very affectionate reminder of her brief and brilliant career.”

–      The New York Times



In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes and rare home movies, LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of the beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story. The unforgettable documentary also includes interviews with original “Saturday Night Live” cast and crew, such as Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and longtime friend, Martin Short, and diaries read by modern-day comedians who were inspired by Gilda, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong.

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of “Saturday Night Live,” where she created and portrayed now-classic comic characters such as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared ‘one of America’s sweethearts.’

LOVE, GILDA, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Working with the Radner Estate, D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her life with Gene Wilder and ultimately, her struggle with cancer. The never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story through laughter and sometimes tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times and her spirit lives on in comedy, as she’s still considered an inspiring female trailblazer.

The inspiring documentary also includes interviews with “Saturday Night Live” creator and producer Lorne Michaels and writer Alan Zweibel, Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz and Second City CEO Andrew Alexander.

DVD & Digital HD Release
Street Date: January 1, 2019
Run Time: 86 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP: $26.98 (DVD)
Catalog: 11635

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Film Site: https://www.lovegilda.com/

Trailer: https://www.lovegilda.com/videos/

Social Pages: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Official Hashtag: #LoveGilda

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Nov 122018



  • Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly


Can You Keep a Secret?



Unravel the Mystery on Digital December 11 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on December 18 from Lionsgate


4K Ultra HD™ to Include Dolby Vision™

Experience a stylish thriller that’s “wildly entertaining” (Indiewire) when A Simple Favor arrives on Digital December 11 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand December 18 from Lionsgate. Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Trolls) and Blake Lively (The Shallows, The Age of Adaline, TV’s “Gossip Girl”) star in this “delicious adult thriller” (Forbes) from the darker side of director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, TV’s “Freaks and Geek,” TV’s “The Office”), based on the novel by Darcey Bell and written for the screen by Jessica Sharzer. From the producers of The Heat, Spy, and Snatched, Feig and Jessie Henderson, A Simple Favor is full of twists, betrayals, secrets, murder, and revenge. The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film also stars Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Andrew Rannells (TV’s “Girls,” TV’s “The Knick”), Linda Cardellini (TV’s “Freaks and Geeks,” Hunter Killer), and Rupert Friend (TV’s “Homeland”).

A Simple Favor centers around Stephanie (Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, and murder and revenge.

Take home A Simple Favor and dive headfirst into the twists and turns of this thrilling dark comedy with 3 audio commentaries with the cast and crew, 8 making-of featurettes, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and an alternate ending.  Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K which is joined by Dolby Vision HDR, bringing the stunning cinematography of this stylist thriller to life. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The A Simple Favor 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.



  • 3 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
  • 8 Featurettes
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Flash Mob



  • 3 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
  • 6 Featurettes
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Flash Mob


Trailer: https://youtu.be/OnlwE_f32T8

Website: http://lionsgateathome.com/a-simple-favor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASimpleFavorMovie/

Instagram: @asimplefavor

Twitter: @ASimpleFavor




Year of Production:  2018

Title Copyright: A Simple Favor, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence.

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 117 Minutes

4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16×9 2.00:1 Presentation with Dolby Vision

BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 2.00:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 2.00:1 Presentation

4K Audio: English 7.1 Dolby Audio™ with Dolby TrueHD, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

BD Audio: English 7.1 Dolby Audio with Dolby TrueHD, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio English Descriptive Audio

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio


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Nov 122018


Old habits die hard as The Archer Gang returns in We Still Steal the Old Way arriving on Digital November 13 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Julian Glover, Patrick Bergin, Tanya Franks, and Billy Murray join the all-star cast, while Lysette Anthony and Ian Ogilvy return in this crackling crime drama that only ups the ante from its predecessor.

Street Date: 11/13/18


The Archer Gang are back and doing a daring heist in London. Remanded in prison, they will try to break out their old friend Briggs.



Julian Glover                           Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, TV’s “Game of Thrones”

Lysette Anthony                      Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Krull, TV’s “Dark Shadows”

Patrick Bergin                         Sleeping with the Enemy, Patriot Games, Robin Hood (1991)

Ian Ogilvy                                Death Becomes Her, TV’s “Marple”, TV’s “Diagnosis Murder”

Tanya Franks                         TV’s “Broadchurch”, TV’s “EastEnders”, TV’s “Pulling”

and Billy Murray                      TV’s “EastEnders”, TV’s “Ransom’s Law”



Type: Theatrical Release

Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy

Feature Run Time: 90 Minutes




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Nov 062018

From the Big Screen:

“Incredibles 2,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Christopher Robin.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week’s Highlight:

One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the early 1950s, “A Story From photo for A Story from ChikamatsuChikamatsu” (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) (1954) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of 18th-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker’s wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this subtly sensuous indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a “great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi.” On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. From The Criterion Collection.

From TV to Disc:

“The Good Fight: Season Two” (2018) is a four-disc set with all 13 episodes. Season Two of the spin-off from “The Good Wife” follows Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) as she continues to fight her way to the top. With the world going insane and the Chicago murder rate on the rise, Diane, Lucca (Cush Jumbo), Maia (Rose Leslie) and the rest of the law firm find themselves under psychological assault when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging. After a copycat murder, the firm begins to look at its own clients suspiciously, while Diane battles with a new partner at the firm. Meanwhile, Maia becomes harder and tougher after her parents’ scandal puts her on trial and Lucca is brought back into Cohn’s (Justin Bartha) orbit. From CBS/Paramount … photo for The Good Fight: Season Two“Poldark Season 4” (2018) is a three-disc set with eight episodes. The PBS Masterpiece series returns for a fourth season of action-packed episodes, starring Aidan Turner as the roguish Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as his fiery partner, Demelza. In Season 4, it’s 1796, and to defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation’s capital and into new perils. On DVD, Blu-ray, from PBS Distribution … “Succession: The Complete First Season” (2018) includes all 10 episodes. The saga of a fictional, American media family whose wealth and power are matched only by their dysfunctional dynamic. Set in New York City, the series follows the Roy family – headed by the aging patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox;) and his four children – who together control one of the biggest media communications and entertainment conglomerates in the world. The Roy’s story is compelling and often comedic, as they out-maneuver each other through cut-throat family and business dynamics, while contemplating what’s in store once their father passes. On DVD, Blu-ray, from HBO.

Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:

“Papillon” (2018), starring Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Yorick van Wageningen, Roland Moller and Tommy Flanagan, is based on the international best-selling autobiographical books “Papillon” and “Banco,” that follow the epic life of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal photo for Papilloncolony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape. A powerful portrait of the resilience of the human spirit, even in the face of utter inhumanity. Remake of the 1973 “Papillon” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Universal … “Breaking Brooklyn” (2018), starring Colin Critchley, Nathan Kress, Madeleine Mantock, Louis Gossett Jr. and Vondie Curtis-Hall, filled with energetic song and dance numbers, tells the story of a homeless young dancer and his brother who are taken in by an old Broadway showman when their father is arrested. When one of the young men learns that their new guardian could lose his theater, they enter a dance contest to save it. From Lionsgate … photo for Girls vs Gangsters In “Girls vs Gangsters” (2018 — China), starring Fiona Sit, Ivy Yi-Han Chen, Janine Chun-Ning Chang and Mike Tyson, a wild bachelorette weekend in a foreign city spins hilariously out of control in this over-the-top sequel to the box office smash Girls. After a drinking contest with some questionable local spirits, three friends wake up naked on a beach to discover two are handcuffed to a locked suitcase, one has a strange new tattoo, and none of them have any clue what happened the night before. When they soon find themselves pursued by local gangsters, their only shot at making it home — and to the altar — is to piece together the previous night’s events while on the run. From Well Go USA … Based on famous folklore, “Mara’s” (2018) storyline tells the tale of criminal psychologist Kate Fuller, who starts to experience the same terrifying symptoms as the victims of an ancient demon who kills people in their sleep. Stars Olga Kurylenko, Craig Conway, Javier Botet and Rosie Fellner. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … In “Loving Pablo” (2017), Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz star in the true story of drug lord Pablo Escobar and his passionate love affair with journalist Virginia Vallejo that led to his downfall.On DVD, Blu-ray, from Universal … photo for Destination Wedding In “Destination Wedding” (2018), Keanu Reeves and Ryder star as the socially awkward Frank and Lindsay. When they meet on the way to a destination wedding, they soon discover they have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves, and most especially each other. As the weekend’s events continually force them together — and their cheerlessness immediately isolates them from the other guests – Frank and Lindsay find that if you verbally spar with someone long enough, anything can happen. When debate gives way to desire, they must decide which is stronger: their hearts or their common sense. From Universal … In “Beyond the Sky” (2018), starring Ryan Carnes, Jordan Hinson, Martin Sensmeier, Don Stark, Peter Stormare and Dee Wallace, Chris Norton (Carnes) has been hearing about alien abductions his entire life but, in his gut, he knows they are not real. Setting out to disprove the alien abduction phenomenon once and for all, he attends a UFO convention to meet alleged abductees and reveal the truth behind their experiences. It is only when he meets Emily, who claims to have been abducted every seven years on her birthday, that Chris realizes there may be more to these claims than meets the eye. With Emily’s 28th birthday only days away, Chris helps her to uncover the truth as they come face to face with the reality that we are not alone. On DVD, Blu-ray, from RLJE Films … photo for An Interview with God In “An Interview with God” (2018), starring David Strathairn and Brenton Thwaites, after covering the war in Afghanistan, journalist Paul Asher returns home to find his life falling apart. With his marriage near collapse, he’s in the grips of a personal crisis he’s struggling to understand. But the young reporter’s life takes a strange turn when he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime — an interview with a mysterious man claiming to be God. From Universal … “Sleepwalkers” (1992), starring Brian Krause, Alice Krige and Mädchen Amick, is a terrifying tale of modern-day vampires who move from small town to small town to prey on virtuous young women. Imperceptibly inhuman to everyone except for felines, these vicious shape-shifters have their eyes on a new victim: Tanya, the sexually curious virgin who falls for Charles, the new boy in school. Mutating at will from golden boy to savage monster, Charles stalks Tanya to feed his seductive mother. As the tension mounts (and the casualties pile up), the town’s tabbies gather for a final, chilling showdown with the monsters in their midst. Features cameo appearances by Stephen King and horror legend Clive Barker. In a special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray from Scream Factory.

Foreign Films:

“Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts” (2017 — Indonesia): In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina (Marsha Timothy), a young widow, is attacked and robbed of all her livestock by a gang of seven bandits. She then defends herself, setting out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, retribution and redemption. But the road is long, especially when she begins to be haunted by the ghost of her victim. A stunning Scope western set to a Morricone-inspired score, this unique tale of female cinematic revenge takes no prisoners. From Icarus Films.

For the Family:

“The Little Witch” (2018 — Germany), starring Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl, Luis Vorbach, Momo Beier and Suzanne von Borsody, has a big problem: she’s only 127 years old, which is much too young to dance on the Brocken Mountain on Walpurgis Night. When she unsuccessfully tries to sneak into this most important of all witches’ dances, her punishment is she must learn all 7,892 spells in the great book of magic within one year. Hard work and ambition are not exactly the Little Witch’s strengths, and the evil witch Rumpumpel is trying everything she can to prevent the Little Witch from learning all the spells. With her talking raven Abrazas, the Little Witch sets out to discover what makes a good witch, and puts the entire witches’ world to the test while she is at it. 12+ Dove Foundation Approved adventure. From Breaking Glass Pictures … “Pat Boone and Family: Christmas & Thanksgiving Specials” includes two holiday entertainment programs on DVD for the first time. Pat Boone is joined by his four singing daughters — Debby, Cherry, Lindy and Laurie — and his wife Shirley in these music and comedy specials that first aired on ABC in 1978 and 1979. The Christmas show includes classic holiday songs and comedic moments with the hyper-charged Hudson Brothers plus stars from ABC’s “Three’s Company,” “Happy Days” and “The Love Boat,” as well as appearances by songbirds Dinah Shore and Rosemary Clooney. The Thanksgiving special features Bob Hope and the Hudson Brothers. From MPI Media.

Special Interest:

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” (2018) is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante, aide-de-camp and lover to many of photo for Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Hollywood’s greatest male — and female — stars. In the 1940s and ’50s, Scotty ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he would connect his friends with actors and actresses who had to hide their true sexual identities for fear of police raids at gay bars, societal shunning and career suicide. An unsung Hollywood legend, Bowers would cater to the sexual appetites of celebrities — straight and gay — for decades. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as wholesome and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling the true desires of many of them. This cinéma-vérité documentary by director Matt Tyrnauer (“Valentino: The Last Emperor”) tells his story, as well as presents eyeopening takes on icons from the Hollywood Golden Age including Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner and many more. From Kino Lorber.

All DVDs and Blu-rays are screened on a reference system consisting of an Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player w/SACD & DVD-Audio, a Rotel RSX-972 Surround Sound Receiver, and Phase Technology 1.1 (front), 33.1 (center), and 50 (rear) speakers, and Power 10 subwoofer.

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Nov 052018




the house with a clock in its walls







Enjoy the delightfully thrilling tale of a mysterious house where things, including the inhabitants, are not what they seem to be. The House With a Clock in its Walls arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on November 27, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on December 18, 2018. Based on the classic children’s book and praised as “creaky, freaky haunted-mansion fun” (LA Times), The House With a Clock in its Walls features over 60 minutes of bonus content including an alternate beginning and ending, stunning featurettes, deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, and feature commentary. Enchanting from start to finish, it’s the perfect adventure for families during the holidays.

Full of wonder and adventure, The House With a Clock in its Walls mesmerizes audiences of all ages and keeps the magic alive when stars Jack Black (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Kung Fu Panda), Cate Blanchett (Ocean’s 8, Thor: Ragnarok) and Owen Vaccaro (Daddy’s Home, Mother’s Day) arrive as Uncle Jonathan, Mrs. Zimmerman and Lewis Barnavelt. In the most unexpected places, fantastical events, miraculous twists and suspense filled moments ensue in this “zany kids adventure” (The Hollywood Reporter) that soon captivates adults as well. In the tradition of Amblin classics, master frightener and director Eli Roth’s The House With a Clock in its Walls is a family-friendly fantasy film that “stands alongside the ‘just for kids’ classics of the 1980’s and 1990’s” (Forbes).

In The House With a Clock in its Walls directed by Eli Roth (The Green Inferno, Cabin Fever), Lewis Barnavelt (Vaccaro) goes to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Black) in a creaky and creepy mansion with an eerie tick-tocking heart. But when Lewis soon finds out he’s in the presence of magic practiced by his uncle and neighbor Mrs. Zimmerman (Blanchett), his new town’s dreary aura boosts to life in an exciting and dangerous way. Based on the beloved children’s classic book written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House With a Clock in its Walls is written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s “Supernatural”) and co-stars Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks,” Inside Out), Colleen Camp (Clue), Renée Elise Goldsberry (“One Life to Live”), and Sunny Suljic (Mid90s, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). It is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), as well as Kripke.


  • Warlocks and Witches – Go behind the scenes with the enchanting cast of The House with a Clock in Its Walls
    • Finding Lewis – A look at the casting of Owen Vaccaro
    • Jack’s Magical Journey – A look at the unique dynamism and magic that Jack Black brings to the character of Jonathan Barnavelt
    • The Great Cate – The cast discuss Cate Blanchett’s wonderful performance as Florence Zimmerman
    • The Terrifying Isaac Izard – Watch Kyle MacLachlan’s creepy evolution from living icon to undead-warlock
  • Movie Magic
    • The Ultimate Haunted House – Join filmmakers for a guided tour through the incredible house at the center of the film
    • Automatons Attack – A behind-the-scenes look at the mechanical horrors involved in this chilling sequence
    • Pumpkin Puke – Behind the scenes with the cast and an army of spooky, snarling, vomiting pumpkins
    • Moving Pieces – Filmmakers and cast discuss the amazing clock room set
    • Baby Jack – A behind-the-scenes look at the creepy Baby Jack sequence
  • Tick Tock: Bringing the Book to Life – Filmmakers discuss how they adapted the book for the big screen
  • Eli Roth: Director’s Journals – Director Eli Roth takes viewers behind the scenes
    • Candler Mansion
    • Newnan, GA
    • The Chair
    • Comrade Ivan
    • New Zebedee Elementary
    • Wrap Day
  • Owen Goes Behind the Scenes – Armed with his own camera, Owen guides viewers on his own journey behind-the-scenes of the movie
    • Around the Set
    • Behind the Camera
    • The Big Interview
    • Downtime on Set
  • Theme Song Challenge – Eli Roth and the cast are challenged to come up with a theme song for the film
  • Do You Know Jack Black? – The cast compete with each other to see who knows Jack Black the best
  • Abracadabra! – Eli Roth performs a magic trick for Owen Vaccaro
  • Jack Black’s Greatest Fear – Eli Roth and Owen Vaccaro play a prank on Jack Black
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer – Composer Nathan Barr discusses how he created the film’s unique and distinct score



  • Alternate Opening and Ending with Commentary by Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black available
    • Alternate Opening
    • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black available
    • More Books, Please
    • A Horrible Practical Joke
    • Tarby Ditches Lewis
    • Eat Up
    • Play for Him
    • Get Out of the Way
    • Time Is of the Essence
    • The Clock That Never Breaks
    • 12 Minutes to Go
  • Gag Reel
  • Feature Commentary with Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black

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

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Website: http://uni.pictures/HouseWithAClock

Trailer: http://uni.pictures/HouseWithAClockTrailer

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Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, Kyle MacLachlan

Visual Effects Supervisor: Louis Morin

Music By: Nathan Barr

Costume Designer: Marlene Stewart

Edited By: Fred Raskin ACE

Production Designer: Jon Hutman

Director of Photography: Roger Stoffers ASC, NSC

Executive Producers: William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg, Laeta Kalogridis, Mark McNair

Produced By: Bradley J. Fischer p.g.a., James Vanderbilt p.g.a., Eric Kripke p.g.a.

Based on the Novel By: John Bellairs

Screenplay By: Eric Kripke

Directed By: Eli Roth



Street Date: December 18, 2018

Selection Number: 61201229 (US) / 61201252 (CDN)

Layers: BD-66

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1

Rating: PG for thematic elements including sorcery, some action, scary images, rude humor and language.

Video: 2160p UHD / HDR 10

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Languages/Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1

Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes



Street Date: December 18, 2018

Selection Number: 61198236 (US) / 61199978 (CDN)

Layers:  BD-50

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1

Rating: PG for thematic elements including sorcery, some action, scary images, rude humor and language.

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles 

Languages/Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1

Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes



Street Date: December 18, 2018

Selection Number: 61198234 (US) / 61199979 (CDN)

Layers: DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1

Rating: PG for thematic elements including sorcery, some action, scary images, rude humor and language.

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles 

Languages/Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1

Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

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Nov 042018




Available on November 6th 

Directed by
Barry Avrich

Melissa Sagemiller, Lauren Sivan, Dylan Farrow

Written by
Barry Avrich, Melissa Hood, Michele Hozer

Produced by
Barry Avrich, Melissa Hood

Powerful, personal and uncensored, Barry Avrich’s The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret explores the most explosive scandal in pop culture’s history: sexual misconduct in Hollywood. The film is raw and a culture-change agent.

The film begins with an insider’s account of the once-feared and loathsome Harvey Weinstein, and the launch of an emotional movement that led to the evisceration of some of the biggest players in show business. It features devastating accounts from a diverse cast and points a spotlight on the irrefutable facts that propelled these seemingly-invincible players to be protected and their secrets hidden at all costs.

78 minutes


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