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Nov 202017
 

Happy Thanksgiving

From the Big Screen:

"The Hitman's Bodyguard," "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" and "Leap!" For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week's Best Bets:

Three cult classic plus Bob Hope arrive this week — what more could one want for a happy Thanksgiving?:

Arturo Ripstein's landmark Mexican Western "Time to Die" (1966 — Mexico) comes to home video for the very first time in a pristine 2K restoration. Fresh from serving 18 years in jail for shooting a man in self-defense, Juan Sayago comes back to his hometown to start life anew and reunite with old flame Mariana. However, the two sons of the man he killed, consumed by an overwhelming thirst for revenge, have been anxiously awaiting his return … they have other plans for him. From an original story by Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez ("One Hundred Years of Solitude"), and featuring photo for The Violent Yearsdialogue by iconic Mexican novelist/essayist Carlos Fuentes ("The Death of Artemio Cruz," "The Old Gringo"). On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Film Movement … Written by legendary Hollywood outsider Edward D. Wood, Jr. ("Plan 9 From Outer Space," "Glen or Glenda") and helmed by B-film director William Morgan, the gang-girl saga "The Violent Years" (1956) is the story of Paula Parkins (Jean Moorehead), a good-girl-gone-bad who leads her degenerate teenage hellcats down a path of gas station hijackings, pajama party orgies, and cold-blooded murder. From Wood's patently deranged dialogue to the scene where the gang performs a "man attack," "The Violent Years" is an essential exposé on crime, gender politics, and sweater-stealing. Remember, "This is a story of violence!" New 4K scan from the original camera negative. On Blu-ray Disc from American Genre Film Archive/Something Weird … "The Man From Earth" (2007), the provocative final screenplay by renowned science fiction author and screenwriter Jerome Bixby ("Star Trek", "The Twilight Zone", "Fantastic Voyage," "It! The Terror From Beyond Space") tells the story of a mysterious professor named John Oldman (David Lee Smith). During a cold night in a remote cabin, an uneventful, impromptu goodbye party for Oldman becomes something extraordinary when he makes a prodigious announcement: He is an immortal who has migrated through 140 photo for The Man From Earth centuries of evolution and now must move on. Is Oldman truly Cro-Magnon or simply insane? Now one man will force five scholars to confront their own notions of history, religion, science and humanity, all reading to a final revelation that may shatter their world forever. Bixby's script explores themes first presented in the classic season three "Star Trek" episode "Requiem For Methuselah". He began work on the script in the early 1960s and completed it on his death bed in 1998. A decade after its initial release "The Man From Earth" has become a world-wide cult classic and has become a favorite film among fans of the genre. The film currently ranks among the top 50 science fiction films of all time on the IMDb, was selected by AOL's "Sci-Fi Squad"as one of the Top 10 "Best Science Fiction Films of the Decade" (2000 – 2009) and was nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in 2008. The movie's success has spawned a sequel, "The Man From Earth: Holocene," which is scheduled for release in theaters Fall 2017. On Blu-ray/DVD Combo with original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. From MVD Entertainment.

And then there's Bob: "Bob Hope: The Ultimate Movie Collection" features 21 of the funniest movies from the legendary comedian. As a recognized genius of American comedy, Bob Hope has no equal. From his early days in vaudeville to his years as a top Hollywood boxoffice draw photo for Bob Hope: The Ultimate Movie Collectionand star of radio, TV and live performances, Bob Hope’s innocent charm and lightning-quick wit have delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Co-starring some of Hollywood’s greatest stars including Lucille Ball, W.C. Fields, Dorothy Lamour, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Paulette Goddard, Jane Russell and, of course, Bing Crosby, this collection will entertain longtime fans and introduce a whole new generation to the unforgettable style of one of the most famous comedians of all time. Check out the complete list of titles here. Extras include a new documentary, "American Masters: This Is Bob Hope"; "Bob Hope and the Road to Success"; "Entertaining the Troops"; "Command Performance 1944"; "Command Performance 1945"; "Hollywood Victory Caravan." From Universal.

From TV to DVD:

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Series"
(2000-15) is a 93-disc set that includes 19 hours of special features, all 15 seasons and all 337 episodes, plus the two-hour finale, of the drama that changed the television photo for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Series landscape. CSI was the second most-watched show on television by 2002, taking the top position for Season 3, and was named the most-watched show in the world six times, more than any other show (2016 Monte-Carlo TV Festival). All-star cast: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Laurence Fishburne, Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue. During its 15-year run, "CSI" became a global phenomenon producing three spin-off series: "CSI: Miami," "CSI: NY," and "CSI: Cyber"; a book series; several video games; and an exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Extras include "Procedures of Handling Evidence," "The Autopsy Theater Tour," "The Gun Lab Tour," "The Trace Lab Tour," "The A/V Lab Tour," commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reels, behind-the scenes featurettes, more. From CBS/Paramount … "CSI: Miami: The Complete Series" (2002-12): Horatio Caine (David Caruso), a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy, tropical photo for CSI: Miami: The Complete Series surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. His team includes Calleigh Dusquene, a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics; Tim Speedle, a cocky yet disarming investigator who is well connected on the street, and Eric Delko, an underwater recovery expert who knows all the twists and turns of the Florida waterways. Rounding out the team is Alexx Woods, the no-nonsense, know-it-all coroner. And, after Speedle is killed in Action, Former Patrolman Ryan Wolfe joins the team. Together, these investigators collect and analyze the evidence to solve the crimes and to vindicate those who often cannot speak for themselves. Extras include "CSI: Miami Uncovered," "Creating CSI: Miami," "The CSI Tour: Polie Station," "The CSI Shot: Making It Real," "The Writers' Room," "CSI Moves Into Season Three," "Crime Scene Field Kit," "The Evolution of an Episode From Concept to Completion," "Pre-Production," "Production," "Post-Production," commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, character profiles. A 65-disc box set from CBS/Paramount.

Buzzin' the 'B's:

In "The Villainess" (2017 — South Korea), starring Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun and Bang Sung-jun, assassin Sook-hee, honed from childhood into a merciless killing machine by a criminal organization, is recruited as a sleeper agent with the promise of freedom after 10 years of service — and she jumps at the chance for a normal life. But soon photo for The Villainessenough, secrets from her past destroy everything she’s worked for, and now nobody can stand in her way as she embarks on a roaring rampage of revenge. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, from Well Go USA … In "Good Time" (2017), staring Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taliah Webster and Buddy Duress, Connie Nikas (Pattinson), racing against the clock to get his brother out of jail, finds himself trying to make some quick hustles while evading arrest on the colorful streets of New York. An official selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival that received a six-minute standing ovation. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Lionsgate … When 17-year-old Kelly photo for High School Lover (Paulina Singer) sneaks out to the city one night with her friends in "High School Lover" (2017), she isn’t expecting to meet Hollywood’s hottest actor, Christian Booth (François Arnaud). To Kelly’s surprise, Christian contacts her and they begin spending time together. When her father (James Franco) finds out about the relationship — and the wide age gap — he demands that Kelly stop seeing Christian. As Christian’s adoration turns into obsession, Kelly realizes that she’s put her family in danger. From Lionsgate … In "Saving Christmas" (2017), starring Ed Asner, Patrick Muldoon, Brooke Langton and Jack Brunault, Danny and his brainy buddies launch an “X-Files”-style investigation to discover the truth about Santa. But they have no clue that St. Nick (Asner) is real — and he’s making toys right in their hometown. As Danny’s flirty mom (Langton) gets wrapped up with Santa’s social-media director (Muldoon), Danny and his gang of secret sleuths unravel the funny, festive truth that’s out there. From Lionsgate.

On the Indie Front:

"Lemon" (2017): a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac Lachmann (Brett Gelman) is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of 10 years is leaving him. And his photo for Crown Heights overbearing family doesn't help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels. Stars Bret Gelman, Michael Cera, Judy Greer, Gillian Jacobs and Jeff Garlin. From Magnolia Home Entertainment … "Crown Heights" (2017), starring Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Amari Cheatom and Marsha Stephanie Blake, is based on an incredible true story. In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. Adapted from the acclaimed "This American Life" piece. From Broad Green Pictures.

Foreign Films:

Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, "Birth of the Dragon" (2016 — China), starring Philip Ng, Yu Xia and Billy Magnussen, is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man — a battle that gave birth to a legend. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Universal … "After Love" (2016 –France), starring Cédric Kahn and Bérénice Bejo, tells the stark story of Boris (Kahn) and Marie (Bejo), a couple who have decided to separate after 15 years together. They have two girls that they adore. However, cash-strapped Boris is still living in the family home. When all is said and done, neither of the two photo for Birth of the Dragon is willing to give up. Now this apartment is a war zone and their situation a nightmare. The film is a painfully intimate, harrowingly and fascinating drama about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the end of a long love story. From Icarus Films/Distrib Films US … In "The Film Critic" (2013 — Argentina), Víctor Tellez, a prestigious film critic who has lost faith in the art form, sparks with a young woman whose tastes run opposite of his. The crotchety Buenos Aires film critic — whose "capacity for gusto" has been sucked out of him — learns that all those sappy, feel-good romantic comedies that he’s come to disdain in Hollywood cinema can be more than simply a movie genre — much more. Tellez is a man who has spent the last 20 years sitting, and must now take action. The excuse is this girl in the movie, but she could very well be the product of his imagination, something created by his unconscious that drives him out of that very rigid structure that traps him. Stars Rafael Spregelburd, Dolores Fonzi and Blanca Lewin. From Music Box Films … In "From the Land of the Moon" (2016 — France), starring Marion Cotillard, Àlex Brendemühl and Louis Garrel, a passionate, free-spirited woman in a loveless marriage falls for another man when she's sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones In 1950s France. From IFC Films.

Special Interest:

"Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Brought Down The Wall" (2017), which was broadcast on PBS stations and worldwide, is a multi-award winning documentary directed by four-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. It captures the dramatic — and at times even humorous — story of how rock 'n' roll tore a hole in the Iron Curtain and spread like a virus across the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe despite photo for Free To Rock: How Rock & Roll Brought Down The Wall Communist attempts to outlaw it. Thousands of underground bands — including the Flowers, Kino and the Plastic People of the Universe — and millions of young fans who yearned for Western freedoms helped fuel the nonviolent implosion of the Soviet regime. Free To Rock features presidents, diplomats, spies and rock stars from the West and the Soviet Union who reveal how rock music helped bring down The Wall. This 10-year production features interviews and performances including: Presidents Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev and Latvian President Vike-Freiberga, former KGB General Oleg Kalugin, former NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Elton John, Billy Joel, Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper ("The Wall – Live in Berlin"), Metallica, Stas Namin, Pits "Pete" Anderson, Boris Grebenshikov, Andrey Makarevich, Valery Saifudinov, Yuri Schevchuk and more. From Pop Twist/MVD Visual … Bertrand Tavernier, one of modern cinema's most revered directors, gives a personal guided tour of his country's film history in "My Journey Through French Cinema"
(2016). Tavernier became an internationally acclaimed director with his first feature, 1974's "The Clockmaker," and in the more than four decades since, he has created such classically rigorous masterpieces as "The Judge and the Assassin," "Coup de Torchon," "A Sunday in the Country," "Life and Nothing But" and "It All Starts Today." Here he looks back over his nation's rich, complicated legacy in a deeply rewarding and highly photo for Atheist Americapersonal documentary that is both educational and revelatory. He discusses — and shows copious clips from — films he enjoyed as a boy to those of his contemporaries and his own early career. The three-hour-plus film is told through portraits of key creative figures, including such towering directors as Jean Renoir, Marcel Carné, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Pierre Melville, as well as Jean Gabin (regarded by many as the "French Spencer Tracy") and the composers who've added so much to the films. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc, from Cohen Media Group … Every Sunday afternoon two atheists in Austin debate callers for one hour on the only atheist television show in America. Over the span of 20 years, The Atheist Experience has grown from local oddity to nationwide internet phenomenon. Along the way it has provided concentrated and entertaining insight into the culture wars that divide the nation today. The documentary "Atheist America" (2017) portrays the show, its protagonists, and the funny, touching and often shocking discussions that arise between the hosts and their audience. The film also reveals how religion has permeated public life in Texas — from prayers before rodeos, NASCAR races and Republican party rallies to Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church and David Barton's "WallBuilders" radio show. From Film Movement … "Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe" (2016 — Germany) tells the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual he struggled to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany. Driven to emigrate to South America at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig fell into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall. From First Run Features … The new documentary "The Pulitzer at photo for The Pulitzer at 100100" (2017), by Academy Award-winning director Kirk Simon, celebrates the centenary of the Pulitzers – the revered national award for excellence in journalism and the arts. The Pulitzers have had an immeasurable impact on American sensibility and beyond over the past 100 years. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected and how the award has the power to change lives and communities. The diverse stories explored in the film relate to immigration, race, gender, and above all freedom of speech – all issues that are ever more relevant in America today. Featuring interviews with notable prize recipients including authors, journalists, playwrights and musicians such as Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Junot Díaz, Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Carl Bernstein, Robert Caro, Nicholas Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Remnick and Wynton Marsalis, the film also brings Pulitzer-winning works to life through readings by John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber, Martin Scorsese, and Yara Shahidi. Interwoven with the stories and readings is the history of the man who created it. Joseph Pulitzer came to America to fight as a mercenary in the Civil War, made a fortune in publishing, and, upon his death in 1911, left money to Columbia University, a portion of which was used to establish the Pulitzer Prizes. First awarded in 1917, the iconic prizes represent the highest standards of integrity and excellence in the arts. From First Run Features.

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 192017
 

This February, George Romero's revolutionary horror classic "Night of the Living Dead" comes lurching from the grave, in a major new edition featuring an astonishing new 4K restoration of the film, never-before-seen footage from the production, and hordes of interviews and programs exploring the incredible story of the making of this trailblazing independent film. No less chilling is Jonathan Demme's eerily intimate "The Silence of the Lambs," starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in a serial-killer scenario like no other. This celebrated thriller will return to the Criterion Collection in a stunning new 4K restoration along with extensive supplements, including our long-out-of-print commentary featuring Demme, Hopkins, and Foster. There's also Satyajit Ray's richly observed character study "The Hero," starring Bengali screen icon Uttam Kumar as a matinee idol reckoning with the pitfalls of fame, in a new 2K transfer. Another thespian takes the stage in "An Actor's Revenge," Kon Ichikawa's kabuki-inspired spectacle about a female impersonator's quest for vengeance, appearing in a new 4K restoration. And there's more: Tony Richardson's uproarious multi-Oscar-winning literary adaptation "Tom Jones," starring Albert Finney, will make its Blu-ray debut in an edition featuring new 4K restorations of both the original theatrical version of the film and Richardson's 1989 director's cut, as well as extensive interviews on the film's production and influence. And Louis Malle's mesmerizing debut "Elevator to the Gallows," a clockwork thriller with a legendary Miles Davis score, will arrive on Blu-ray in a new 2K restoration.

February 6: Elevator to the Gallows
February 13: Night of the Living Dead
February 13: The Silence of the Lambs
February 20: An Actor's Revenge
February 20: The Hero
February 27: Tom Jones

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Nov 192017
 

“TRUMPING DEMOCRACY”

How Robert Mercer hijacked the election for Trump using Facebook ‘Dark Posts’

COMING TO STREAMING NOVEMBER 21 

& DVD on DECEMBER 5

“Fascinating Inquiry” – L’Express

“Lies, dissimulation, manipulation… A shock documentary!” – Telerama

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TRUMPING DEMOCRACY, the explosive new documentary directed by Thomas Huchon from Europe’s popular SPICEE news network (a French investigative media outlet), follows the money behind the ultra-conservative faction that quietly engineered itself to power, via the campaign of Donald J. Trump. Cinema Libre Studio has acquired the rights to the film in the U.S. and English-speaking Canada, and is fast tracking a streaming release on November 21, followed by DVD on December 5.

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77,000 votes in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan won Trump the Electoral College vote, despite his 2.8 million popular vote loss. TRUMPING DEMOCRACY proves this was not chance, luck, or a free and open democratic victory.

This was a hijacking of the Electoral College, by a puppet master named Robert Mercer who manipulated the 2016 election by influencing voters using their personal data, fears, and vulnerabilities, while targeting them right down to the zip code level.

TRUMPING DEMOCRACY is the first documentary to make the connection between Mercer (the reclusive ultra conservative mega donor) with Breitbart News, data firm Cambridge Analytica, questionable campaign financing, and Facebook dark posts. A connection that paved the way for the strategic takeover of the Trump campaign — and ultimately, the White House — by Mercer and his puppets-in-chief, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and David Bossie.

Headlines are swirling around Russia and Wikileaks and their potential connection to Cambridge Analytica, as well as the complicit behavior exhibited by social media giants like Facebook and Twitter while in pursuit of political advertising profits. It is imperative that the public is made aware of the depth of deceit, the connections within the global uprising of nationalist agendas, and that it comprehends the risk that our own data now poses to the democratic process.

“In such a highly developed country as the USA, I find it unimaginable that an election could be manipulated. I could never have imagined this to be true. We know that for democracy to flourish, the citizenry must be well informed, and as TRUMPING DEMOCRACY highlights, the democratic process was hijacked, and nobody saw it.”  – Thomas Huchon, Director

Synopsis: Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States by winning three key states, a victory engineered by an ultra-conservative faction that quietly mapped its way to power using fake news, lies and psychometrics. This explosive documentary follows the money to the reclusive multi-billionaire Robert Mercer, who bought Breitbart News and funded the effort while inserting Steve Bannon into the presidential campaign as its manager. Using the data of millions of Americans acquired from Facebook, Google, banks, credit companies, social security and more, Cambridge Analytica, another Mercer-owned company, used tactics honed during the UK’s Brexit campaign to identify voters deemed “most neurotic or worried,” whom they believed could swing for Trump.

In the darkness of the web, democracy was trumped by data.

Experts include: Psychometric scientist Dr. Michael Kosinski, PhD Psychology (University of Cambridge); David Carroll, associate professor of media design at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design; Rosie Gray, Whitehouse Correspondent, The Atlantic; and Brendan Fischer, Director, Federal & FEC Reform at the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington, D.C.-based non-partisan nonprofit, the tracks campaign finance, government ethics and political transparency.

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TRUMPING DEMOCRACY will be released by Cinema Libre Studio on VOD streaming platforms (including Amazon & Vimeo) November 21, 2017, and on DVD December 5, 2017.

TRAILER & CLIPS

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Nov 182017
 
November 3:

On Wings of Eagles: Based on a true story, the biodrama chronicles the war-stricken final years of China’s first gold medalist and one of Scotland’s greatest athletes, Eric Liddell. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 5)

November 7:

Daguerrotype: When an assistant to a daguerreotypy photographer falls in love with the latter's daughter, the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine. From acclaimed Japanese master Kiyoshi Kurosawa ("Creepy," "Pulse"). (Digital only)

The Hitman's Bodyguard: When an elite bodyguard and a renowned hit man, are forced to work together, they don’t just have to avoid getting killed … they also have to avoid killing each other. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 21)

Leap!: An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and becomes a pupil at the Grand Opera house. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 21)

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe: the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual he struggled to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany. (DVD release: November 21)

A Taxi Driver: True story set in 1980. A down-on-his-luck taxi driver from Seoul is hired by a foreign journalist who wants to go to the town of Gwangju for the day; they arrive to find a city under siege by the military government, with the citizens, led by a determined group of college students, rising up to demand freedom. South Korea’s Foreign Language Oscar submission (Digital only)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 21)

The Villainess: A ruthless female assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks blood-spattered revenge. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 21)

November 14:

Logan Lucky: West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother Clyde and sister Mellie to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 28)

November 21:

Crooked House: Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, starring Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, with Gillian Anderson & Christina Hendricks. (Day & Date with theatrical)

The Defiant Ones: Documentary about the unlikely but unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 28)

Despicable Me 3: Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 5)

Trumping Democracy: Donald Trump became the 45th president by winning three key states, a victory engineered by an ultra-conservative faction that quietly mapped its way to power using fake news, lies and psychometrics. (DVD: December 5)

November 28:

Detroit: Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 12)

December 4:

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards: An in-depth chronicle of celebrated fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his remarkable dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker, an icon revered by celebrities, stylists, industry luminaries, and fashion lovers everywhere. (DVD: December 12)

December 5:

mother!: An allegorical couple — a young woman living with her husband at their country home — has their life disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious man and woman. A series of disturbing events follow, turning their idyllic home into a hellish nightmare. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 19)

Victoria & Abdul: Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 19)

December 12:

Cops and Robbers: A police hostage negotiator returns to the force following a leave of absence and is immediately thrown into a volatile hostage situation. (DVD release: Day & Date)

Dunkirk: The story of the evacuation of 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk in May 1940. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 19)

Flatliners: Contemporary take on the 90’s fan favorite supernatural thriller that follows five medical students obsessed with what lies beyond the confines of life. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 26)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle: When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US, and the two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a common enemy. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

The LEGO Ninjago Movie: Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 19)

December 19:

It: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 9)

My Little Pony: The Movie: When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 9)

December 26:

The Foreigner: A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities. (DVD, Blu-ray release: January 9)

January 16:

Human Flow: The piercing global migrant crisis documentary from world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei (Digital only)

Past Digital Releases

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Nov 172017
 

JACKIE CHAN AND PIERCE BROSNAN

FACE OFF IN THE PROVOCATIVE REVENGE THRILLER

 

THE FOREIGNER

 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DECEMBER 26, 2017

AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD JANUARY 9, 2018

 

“PREPARE TO BE WOWED. JACKIE CHAN IS THE MAN NOW AND FOREVER.”

– PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE

 

Global superstar Jackie Chan (Rush Hour trilogy) returns to the big screen like you’ve never seen him before in the action-packed film, The Foreigner, arriving on Digital on December 26, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 9, 2018 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), the film also stars Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies), Katie Leung (Harry Potter franchise), Orla Brady (Wuthering Heights), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), and Michael McElhatton (“Game of Thrones”). With impressive action sequences and edge-of-your-seat twists and turns, The Foreigner, from STXfilms (Bad Moms franchise), tells a compelling and emotional story of justice, redemption, and retribution. Filled with gripping and explosive scenes, the film also comes with special bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film and interviews with the cast.

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in The Foreigner, a timely action thriller from the director of Casino Royale and Goldeneye. Chan stars as humble London businessman Quan, whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

  • The Making of The Foreigner
  • Interviews
  • Trailer #1
  • Trailer #2

 

The Foreigner will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

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Cast: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan

Music By: Cliff Martinez

Costume Designer: Alexandra Bovaird

Edited By: Angela M. Catanzaro, ACE

Production Designer: Alexander Cameron

Director of Photography: David Tattersall, BSC

Executive Producers: Zhao Lei, Jiang Defu, Joe Tam, Cary Cheng, Karl Li, Liu Xinxuan, Sunny Sun, David Marconi, Philip Button, Penny Jiang, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, Donald Tang, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson, Oren Aviv

Produced By: Jackie Chan, Wayne Marc Godfrey, p.g.a, Arthur Sarkissian, Qi Jian Hong, Claire Kupchak, John Zeng, Scott Lumpkin, p.g.a, Jamie Marhsall, p.g.a., Cathy Schulman

Based on the novel: “The Chinaman” by Stephen Leather

Screenplay By: David Marconi

Directed By: Martin Campbell

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: January 9, 2018

Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 64181414

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 16.9 2.40:1 Widescreen

Rating: Rated R for violence, language and some sexual material

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Mandarin

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1

Run Time: 1 hour, 53 minutes

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: January 9, 2018

Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Selection Number: 64181406

Layers: DVD 9

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: Rated R for violence, language and some sexual material

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Mandarin

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Run Time: 1 hour, 53 minutes

 

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“The unquestioned eye-candy feast of 2017.”
~ David Noh, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

“… lushly shot and designed visuals, eye-popping effects, lively action and often lovely score.”
~ Gary Goldstein, LOS ANGELES TIMES

ONCE UPON A TIME

The Epic Fantasy Debuts on Digital November 21

An immortal woman reconnects with a love from her past life in the epic romantic fantasy ONCE UPON A TIME, debuting on digital November 21 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Based on the best-selling fantasy novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, ONCE UPON A TIME is a story of epic battles, deep passion, and the powerful forces that drive mortals and gods alike toward revenge, loyalty, and eternal love. Co-directed by first-time feature film directors Zhao Xiaoding and Anthony LaMolin, ONCE UPON A TIME stars Liu Yifei (Ip Man 3) and Yang (I Belonged to You).

Synopsis:
Bai Qian, a goddess and monarch from the Heavenly Realms, is sent to the mortal world to undergo a trial to become a High Goddess. There, she meets Ye Hua, with whom she falls in love and marries.  When an old enemy reappears in her life, everything she holds dear is threatened.

Country of Origin: China

ONCE UPON A TIME has a runtime of approximately 108 minutes and is not rated.

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The outrageous animated family adventure HEDGEHOGS, featuring the voice cast of web superstars @jennxpenn (Jen McAllister) and the Smosh duo (Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox) joined by comedy legends Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Chevy Chase (Caddyshack), is coming to select theaters and on demand December 15 from Lionsgate.

The laughter begins as a mischievous hedgehog named Bobby leaves his wilderness home and joins Hubert, a featherbrained pigeon, on a wild, unpredictable journey. They make their way to the big city, where stressed-out humans are losing their minds. Bobby and Hubert must calm the nervous citizens by being their cute, cuddly selves.

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UNDER THE MILKY WAY PRESENTS

DALIDA

Directed by: Lisa Azuelos (LOL, QUANTUM LOVE)
Starring: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle.

Opening on VOD Nationwide on Tuesday, December 5 on all major platforms including: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft, Vudu, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Vimeo, and various other cable operators.

Director Lisa Azuelos’ much-anticipated Dalida biopic goes backstage with the enchanting Egyptian-born Italian singer who became France’s reigning pop star from the 1950s-1980s. Recording in more than five languages, Dalida sold a record-breaking 170 million albums during her lifetime, with chart-topping hits spanning Edith Piaf-esque classics to emotional disco numbers. Following Dalida’s extraordinary rise from beauty pageant contestant to cabaret artist to international superstar, this visually stunning new film tells a captivating story of professional success and personal tragedy in exquisite period detail. Italian-model-turned actress Sveva Alviti paints a nuanced portrait of the star in her breakthrough role.

Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeCerN2uLlk&feature=youtu.be

 

124 min/ Color/ Drama/ In French with English Subtitles.

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F the Prom

Starring Danielle Campbell, Joel Courtney, Madelaine Petsch, Ian Ziering and Cheri Oteri

Arrives on EST and VOD December 5

Fine Brothers Entertainment’s (FBE) — the award winning media company (the team behind popular “React” series) — first feature length comedy, F the Prom, starring Danielle Campbell (“The Originals,” Disney Channel’s “StarStruck”), Joel Courtney (Super 8), Madelaine Petsch (“Riverdale”), Ian Ziering (Sharknado) and Cheri Oteri (“Saturday Night Live”), arrives December 5th from The Orchard. The cast also includes Meg DeLacy (“Side Effects”), Cameron Palatas (“Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous”), and Luke Bilyk (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”). The film was directed by Benny Fine and Co-written with his brother Rafi and Molly Prather.

Former best friends Maddy and Cole exist on opposite ends of the high school social spectrum. When Maddy’s reign as most popular girl abruptly ends, the duo reconnects as they conspire to ruin the ultimate popularity contest: senior prom. F the Prom, has a run time of 92 minutes.

Link to trailer: https://youtu.be/6j-s9E3dRQ0

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FAST CONVOY

Director:Frédéric Schoendoerffer

Casting: Benoît Magimel,Reem Kherici,Tewfik Jallab

Opening on VOD in US & CANADA Nationwide on Tuesday, December 5 on all major platforms including iTunes, Sony, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft, Vudu, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Vimeo, and various other cable operators.

 

NEW TRAILER:

https://youtu.be/wJP5u5YHMv4

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4y46gubuyixdkje/AAAU222myKhPbWLYwQijkw5ga?dl=0

 

From director Frédéric Schoendoerffer, master of the French thriller genre movies (Secret Agents, Crime Insiders) and starring Benoît Magimel (The Piano Teacher, La Haine).

Seven men, four cars and 1,300 kilos of cannabis leave Malaga, southern Spain, headed for Creil on the outskirts of Paris. But for Alex, Yacine and Majid, what should be a regular run turns into a fatal convoy. When Nadia, a young tourist traveling home from Morocco joins them, she’s dragged into their high adrenaline adventure. For one night, she and the audience are immersed in the violent reality of drug trafficking.

"A film that kicks off at 100 mph and manages to maintain that pace" — THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Action/Thriller- France | 112 mins | Color | In French with English subtitles

 

 

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