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Oct 172018
 
JENNIFER GARNER KICKS INTO HIGH GEAR IN THE
ADRENALINE-PACKED, HEART-RACING ACTION FILM
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF TAKEN

PEPPERMINT

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 20, 2018
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD DECEMBER 11, 2018

Revenge has no limits for Riley North in the action-packed thriller, Peppermint, arriving on Digital on November 20, 2018 and on Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 11, 2018 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A powerful story about an underdog hero fighting for justice, the high-octane film is directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, The Gunman) and stars a stellar cast including Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Garner (“Alias,” Juno), John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook, American Gangster), John Gallagher, Jr. (10 Cloverfield Lane, Hush), Juana Pablo Raba (The 33, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and Annie Ilonzeh (“Person of Interest,” “Arrow”).Young mother Riley North (Garner) awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI – as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice. From the director of Taken, this film is being hailed by critics as “a total adrenaline rush from start to finish!” (Dave Morales, Fox TV Houston).

Charged with non-stop action and kick-ass fight scenes, Peppermint on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital showcases exhilarating bonus content including a special featurette and film commentary with director Pierre Morel.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL

  • Justice: A behind-the-scenes featurette with Jennifer Garner & Director Pierre Morel
  • Feature Commentary by director Pierre Morel

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

  • 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: http://stxfilms.com/peppermint
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/PeppermintTrailer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peppermintmovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/peppermintmovie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peppermintmovie
#Peppermint

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher, Jr., Juan Pablo Raba, Annie Ilonzeh
Casting By: Deanna Brigidi, CSA
Music By: Simon Franglen
Costume Designer: Lindsay Ann McKay
Edited By: Frédéric Thoraval
Production Designer: Ramsey Avery
Director of Photography: David Lanzenberg
Executive Producers: David Kern, James McQuaide, Donald Tang, Renée Tab, Christopher Tuffin, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, Felice Bee, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson
Produced By: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, Eric Reid
Written By: Chad St. John
Directed By: Pierre Morel

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: December 11, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 64193804
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour and 41 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: December 11, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 64193778
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour and 41 minutes

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Oct 172018
 

“Crazy Rich Asians glimmers and sparkles, gives us characters to root for, and is pure escapist fantasy fun.” — Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

FALL IN LOVE AND MEET THE FAMILY WHEN

Crazy Rich Asians

ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD AND DIGITAL

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

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Own it Early on Digital on November 6

Blu-ray and DVD debut on November 20

The only thing crazier than love is family when “Crazy Rich Asians” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital.

Crazy Rich Asians” features an international cast of stars, led by Constance Wu (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”), Gemma Chan (TV’s “Humans”), Lisa Lu (“2012”), Awkwafina (“Ocean’s 8,” “Neighbors 2”), Ken Jeong (the “Hangover” films”) and Michelle Yeoh (TV’s “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”).

The “Crazy Rich Asians” ensemble also includes Henry Golding, making his feature film debut, Sonoya Mizuno (“La La Land”), Chris Pang (TV’s “Marco Polo”), Jimmy O. Yang (TV’s “Silicon Valley”), comedian Ronny Chieng (TV’s “The Daily Show”), Remy Hii (TV’s “Marco Polo”), Nico Santos (TV’s “Superstore”) and Jing Lusi (TV’s “Stan Lee’s Lucky Man”).

Jon M. Chu (“Now You See Me 2”) directed “Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan. Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, and Ivanhoe Pictures’ John Penotti, produced the film, with executive producers Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland and Sidney Kimmel. The screenplay is by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.

The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Vanja Černjul (TV’s “Marco Polo”), production designer Nelson Coates (“Fifty Shades Darker”), costume designer Mary Vogt (“Kong: Skull Island”) and editor Myron Kerstein (“Going in Style”). The music was composed by Brian Tyler (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with SK Global and Starlight Culture, a Color Force/Ivanhoe Pictures/Electric Somewhere Production, a Jon M. Chu Film, “Crazy Rich Asians.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Crazy Rich Asians” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in high definition and the special features in high definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a Digital version of the movie.

Crazy Rich Asians” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Fans can also own “Crazy Rich Asians” via purchase from digital retailers beginning November 6.

SYNOPSIS

The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“Crazy Rich Asians” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
· Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu and Novelist Kevin Kwan

BASICS

PRODUCT SRP

Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99

DVD Amaray $28.98

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: November 20

EST Street Date: November 6

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French

BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French

Running Time: 120 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language

DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]

Blu-ray: DTS HD-MA

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Oct 172018
 

Kino Lorber Announces its November 2018 Home Video Releases

 

Truman Capote’s The Glass House
(1972 TV Movie) (Scorpion Releasing)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: November 6, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 91 min / NR / Color

Director: Tom Gries
Starring: Alan Alda, Vic Morrow, Clu Gulager, Dean Jagger, Billy Dee Williams

Synopsis: Filmed entirely on location at Utah State Prison, this is one of the most brutal prison stories ever filmed. A taut, tense trip down nightmare alley and as devastating an experience as one could stomach, making this film one of the most shocking of its genre. In grim and often graphic detail, the film follows the introduction into the system of a new prison guard (Clu Gulager, The Killers. Hunter’s Blood), a man full of high ideals and moral intentions, but totally ill-equipped and unable to contain the corruption and degradation he encounters within. When two new inmates, a college professor (Alan Alda, M*A*S*H, The Four Seasons) and a young teenager become the target for the brutal and sadistic gang leader (Vic Morrow, Combat, Twilight Zone: The Movie), they find nowhere to run and no one to run to. Even the aging Warden (Dean Jagger, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Game of Death) is bought and paid for by the gang leaders. Their fate is inevitable and terror reigns supreme, it is the law of the jungle, the law of gang rapes, scalding and vicious knifings. Legendary Truman Capote’s (In Cold Blood) The Glass House is a relentless, devastating and above all, a damning portrayal of life and death as it exists in one of America’s toughest prisons. Directed by Hollywood veteran Tom Gries (100 Rifles, Lady Ice, Breakout) and co-starring Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back, Hit!), Scott Hylands (Fools, Death Hunt) and Luke Askew (Dune Warriors). Now see this groundbreaking TV movie for the first time in HD!

Special Features: On-camera interview with star Clu Gulager

Revenge of the Dead (1983) (Code Red)

Blu-ray Street Date: November 6, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95

Horror / 89 min / R / Color

Director: Pupi Avati
Starring: Gabriele Lavia, Anne Canovas, Paola Tanziani, Cesare Barbetti, Bob Tonelli

Synopsis: A Code Red Release! Mystery, science fiction and horror fuel this pulse-pounding supernatural thriller from Italian director Pupi Avati (House of the Laughing Windows). Not your usual zombie flick, but a thought-provoking puzzler steeped in ancient mysteries, Revenge of the Dead will make you believe the dead can walk again. Stefano, a budding novelist, (Gabrielle Lavia, Beyond The Door, Deep Red) receives the innocent gift of a used typewriter from his wife on their wedding anniversary. While changing the ribbon, he discovers the typed imprint of writing left by the previous owner. Fascinated by this startling essay, Stefano uncovers the experiments of scientist Paolo Zeder whose claims of places where death ceases to exist intrigue the young writer. Obsessed with finding the truth about Zeder’s theories, Stefano is led on a terrifying journey where he is confronted with an occult conspiracy to reanimate the dead! Now see this terrifying tale in HD!

Special Features: Interview with director Pupi Avati | Interview with Star Gabriella Lavia

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Greenwich)
DVD Street Date: November 6, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Documentary / 97 min / NR / Color

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Starring: Scotty Bowers, Peter Bart, Stephen Fry

Synopsis: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood 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 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.

Itzhak (Greenwich)

DVD Street Date: November 6, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Documentary / 82 min / NR / Color

Director: Alison Chernick
Starring: Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda

Synopsis: From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary Itzhak looks beyond the sublime musician, to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

What Will People Say (Kino Lorber)

DVD Street Date: November 6, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Drama / 106 min / NR / Color

Director: Iram Haq
Starring: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a regular Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father (Adil Hussain) catches her alone with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, Nisha’s parents send her to live with extended family in a small town in Pakistan. There, in an unfamiliar country surrounded by people she barely knows, Nisha must adapt to a rigid culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed. Winner of Audience Awards at AFI Fest and the Les Arcs European Film Festival, What Will People Say is a tense and moving drama about women’s rights, immigrant identity, and familial duties. It features an astounding debut by 18-year-old Mozhdah and a nuanced performance by veteran actor Hussain (Life of Pi).

The Fifth Floor (1978) (Code Red)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 13, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller / 90 min / R / Color

Director: Howard Avedis
Starring: Robert Englund, Bo Hopkins, Anthony James, Mel Ferrer, Patti D’Arbanville, Dianne Hull, Sharon Farrell, Julie Adams, John David Carson

Synopsis: A young woman (Dianne Hull, Aloha Bobby and Rose) collapses on the disco dance floor from what’s revealed to be strychnine poisoning. Assuming a suicide attempt, her boyfriend (John David Carson, Pretty Maids All in a Row) and her doctor have her committed to The Fifth Floor, an asylum with obviously crazy inmates, including Benny (Robert England, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Great Smokey Roadblock) and a predatory orderly Carl (Bo Hopkins, Killer Elite, Mutant). The problem is, she’s still sane – and her ordeal is just beginning. Also starring Anthony James (Texas Detour), Mel Ferrer (The Great Alligator), Julie Adams (Creature from the Black Lagoon), Sharon Farrell (Sweet Sixteen) and Patti D’Arbanville (Modern Problems).

Special Features: Interview with star Bo Hopkins

The Last Seduction (1994) (Scorpion Releasing)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 20, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller / 110 min / R / Color

Director: John Dahl

Starring: Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg, J.T. Walsh, Bill Nunn, Dean Norris

Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmaker John Dahl, the director of Kill Me Again, Red Rock West, Rounders, Unforgettable and Joy Ride – Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino, Men in Black, Jade) seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and a marriage to Clay, a wealthy physician (Bill Pullman, Lake Placid, Independence Day). But everything isn’t enough for Bridget, who persuades her husband to make dirty deals on prescription drugs and then runs with the profit. Now incognito in a mid-American small town. Bridget draws a naive local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg, A Midnight Clear, Late for Dinner) into a smoldering affair. Passion, greed and revenge forge a desperate triangle between the three as Bridget draws her unknowing victims deeper into her deadly web of deceit. The stellar cast also includes J.T. Walsh (Breakdown), Dean Norris (TV’s Breaking Bad) and Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing).

Blu-ray Special Features:
NEW Audio Commentary with Director John Dahl, moderated by Nathaniel Thompson | The Art of Seduction Featurette with Dahl, Star Bill Pullman and Writer Steve Barancik | Behind-the-Scenes Footage | Deleted Scenes with optional Commentary | Alternate Ending with optional Commentary | Stills Gallery | Trailer

DVD Special Features::
NEW Audio Commentary with Director John Dahl, moderated by Nathaniel Thompson | The Art of Seduction Featurette with Dahl, Star Bill Pullman and Writer Steve Barancik | Behind-the-Scenes Footage | Deleted Scenes | Alternate Ending | Stills Gallery | Trailer

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers (Kino Classics)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 20, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $99.95
DVD SRP: $79.95

Documentary / 1710 min / NR / B&W

Synopsis: In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores.

Special Features: 80-page booklet with essays and photos | Interviews with historians and archivists | Audio commentaries for select films

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (1988) (Kino Lorber)
DVD Street Date: November 20, 2018
DVD SRP: $59.95

Documentary / 343 min / NR / Color

Featuring: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

Synopsis: In The Power of Myth, the beloved 1988 PBS series, mythologist and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers to explore what enduring myths can tell us about our lives. In each of six episodes – “The Hero’s Adventure,” “The Message of the Myth,” “The First Storytellers,” “Sacrifice and Bliss,” “Love and the Goddess,” and “Masks of Eternity” – Moyers and Campbell focus on a character or theme found in cultural and religious mythologies. Campbell argues that these timeless archetypes continue to have a powerful influence on the choices we make and the ways we live.
Released shortly after Campbell’s death on October 30, 1987, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences.

Special Features: Finding Joe, a 2011 documentary about Joseph Campbell’s lasting influence (80 minutes) Extended conversations with Joseph Campbell from Bill Moyers Journal Selections from Bill Moyers’ interview with George Lucas | Trailers

Clouzot: The  Early Works — 2-Disc Set (Kino Classics)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 20, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Documentary / 511 min / NR / B&W

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Synopsis: Before directing his first feature, Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear, Diabolique) spent ten years learning the ropes. During this prolific period as a screenwriter he learned cinematic grammar and began to forge his style. To better know and understand Henri-Georges Clouzot, you have to discover these rare films, of which he was one of the principal architects. Kino Classics is proud to present CLOUZOT: THE EARLY WORKS, which collects six varied features he worked on from 1931-1933: frothy comedies, boxing dramas, musicals and melodramas. The set includes his directorial debut – the short film The Terror of Batignolles (1931), which anticipates his canonical thrillers to come.

Special Features: Booklet Essay by Film Critic Peter Tonguette

Almost Human (1974) (Code Red)
Blu-ray Street Date: November 27, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Action / 90 min / R / Color

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Starring: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole, Mario Piave

Synopsis: Giulio Sacchi (Tomas Milian, Tepepa, Sonny and Jed, Sex with a Smile) is a psychotic small-time thief with a chip on his shoulder who’s leaving a slew of dead bodies all over Milan. Now he’s got a plan to make a quick and easy jackpot: kidnap the daughter of a local billionaire and hold her for ransom. And nothing is going to stop Giulio from getting his money — not even Inspector Walter Grandi (Henry Silva, Cry of A Prostitute, Trapped, Foxbat, Shoot, Day of The Assassin), Milan’s toughest cop who’s hot on Sacchi’s trail. Now the police are racing to find the kidnapped girl and stop the ticking human time bomb before he explodes and leaves more death and carnage in his wake. Gritty and exciting, Almost Human is a top-notch Italian crime classic from director Umberto Lenzi (Seven Blood Stained Orchids, Ironmaster) and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (My Name Is Nobody, Case of The Scorpion’s Tail). Filled with tough, brutal and bloody action sequences, it contains a powerful, memorable score from legendary composer Ennio Morricone (The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in The West) and a supporting cast including Ray Lovelock (Autopsy, The Cassandra Crossing, Murder Rock) and Anita Strindberg (Who Saw Her Die). Tough-as-nails entertainment, Almost Human is always thrilling and now more explosive than ever in a brand-new HD master!

Special Features: Interview with director Umberto Lenzi | Trailer

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Oct 162018
 

Dash to Get Your Copy of the Most Anticipated Sequel of All Time!

Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2”

Arrives Digitally Oct. 23 and Bursts Onto Blu-ray Nov. 6

Featuring an all-new mini-movie starring Edna Mode, alternate scenes, never-before-revealed details about the making of the film, featurettes highlighting Pixar’s genius artists, and much, much more

It’s not a stretch to say audiences have missed their favorite family of Supers over the past 14 years. Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” the sequel to 2004’s beloved Oscar®-winning “The Incredibles,” received a mega-strong reaction from critics and audiences — earning a 93 percent critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, rocketing atop the list of highest-grossing animated films, and surpassing $1 billion at the global box office. Fans can reunite with this incredible family of Supers instantly on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Oct. 23, and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Nov. 6.

Family members of all ages will be hypnotized by hours of delightful entertainment, with never-before-seen “Incredibles 2” bonus material highlighting the beloved characters in the film and the filmmakers who bring them to life. When audiences instantly bring home the film two weeks early on Digital, they will receive additional exclusive featurettes, including two SuperScene Breakdowns and Samuel L. Jackson discussing his character Frozone a.k.a. “The Coolest Guy in Show Business.” Overall bonus includes an all-new mini-movie “Auntie Edna,” which gives a glimpse of fashion visionary Edna Mode’s all-night endeavor to design a suit to best harness baby Jack-Jack’s expanding super powers. Also included are an inside look at the impressive production team at Pixar Animation Studios; documentaries highlighting the film’s relatable characters and stand-out scenes; 10 never-before-revealed scenes; filmmaker commentary; the touching theatrical short “Bao” and a corresponding featurette about how the dumplings sprung to life; and much, much more.

“Incredibles 2” is packaged and released in several different ways, offering families the flexibility to watch the movie instantly and on a variety of devices of their choosing, including Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and physically as a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Copy), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy) and a single DVD. Additionally, the Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film have been modified in an effort to accommodate photosensitive viewers, however individual sensitivities may vary.

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

BONUS FEATURES (may vary by retailer)

Digital Exclusives:

  • The Coolest Guy in Show Business – In this partially illustrated documentary, Samuel L. Jackson reflects how his childhood and love of comics shaped his passion for film and imaginative storytelling.

  • 2 SuperScene Breakdowns – Casual commentary-style pieces looking at specific scenes in the film (The Racoon Fight and Mrs. Incredible) through a particular creative focus like action choreography, set design or story.

Blu-ray & Digital:

  • All-New “Auntie Edna” Mini-Movie When Bob Parr visits super-suit designer Edna Mode looking for help with his high-energy toddler Jack-Jack, Edna pulls an all-nighter designing a suit to harness the baby’s seemingly limitless powers.

  • 10 Deleted Scenes With Introductions – Suburban Escape, Kari Revisited, Return of the Supers, Chewed Out, Late Audition, Slow Day, Frozone and Honey, Restaurant Robbery, Fashion Show and Security Breakdown.

  • Super Stuff – From buildings and vehicles to costumes and props, every action movie requires a lot of really cool stuff. Meet the makers and learn what it takes to design and build such a uniquely incredible world.

  • Heroes & Villains – A collection of mini-docs about the backstory and major design ideas behind the “Incredibles 2” characters — featuring voice actors, director Brad Bird, and Pixar artists talking about the many elements that make these characters feel real.

  • Ralph Eggleston: Production Designer – This short piece explores the many ways a single production designer has influenced the look, feel and character of the Pixar universe, culminating in “Incredibles 2.”

  • Strong Coffee: A Lesson in Animation with Brad Bird – Brad Bird’s passion for animation dates back to his childhood and mentorship under Disney’s Milt Kahl, and that enthusiasm and powerful insight emanates from every film he’s made. Take a deep dive into Brad’s early years at Disney Animation Studios and his time at Pixar.

  • Paths to Pixar: Everyday Heroes – At its heart, “Incredibles 2” is about family dynamics and the challenges of being a working parent. Meet the parents of Pixar as they discuss their personal connections to the film and their experience with stretching to balance work and family.

  • SuperBaby – A documentary/hip hop music video hybrid hosted by Frankie and Paige from Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark. This piece explores how Jack-Jack came to life onscreen — from design to special effects to animation — all set to a hot beat.

  • Commentary – Get inside commentary from animators Alan Barillaro (supervising animator), Tony Fucile (supervising animator, story artist and character designer), Dave Mullins (supervising animator) and Bret Parker (animation second unit and crowds supervisor).

  • Theatrical Short: “Bao” – An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.

  • Making “Bao” – Director Domee Shi shares her secret recipe for making an animated short — discussing how her rich cultural heritage, unique relationship with her mom, and her love of food all informed the making of the food-fantasy “Bao.”

  • Outtakes & Stories – Raccoon Fight Story, Evelyn Animation Outtakes, Puppet Animator Interview, Outtakes Goofy Arms Story and SuperBaby Music Video.

  • Character Theme Songs, Vintage Toy Commercial TV Spots , Toolkit Montage and Global “Incredibles 2” Trailers

DVD:

  • Theatrical Short: “Bao” & Commentary

Incredibles 2” Cast and Crew

Holly Hunter and Craig T. Nelson return as the voices of Helen and Bob Parr, who still struggle to juggle their duties as parents and Supers. Sarah Vowell once again provides the voice of the teen-queen of sarcasm Violet, while Huck Milner joins the cast as the voice of 10-year-old Dash, and Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as the voice of Lucius Best – aka Frozone. “Incredibles 2” also features the voices of Brad Bird as fashion visionary Edna “E” Mode, Bob Odenkirk as savvy businessman and Super fan Winston Deavor, Catherine Keener as tech pro Evelyn Deavor, Jonathan Banks as Rick Dicker, Sophia Bush as up-and-coming hero Voyd, and Isabella Rossellini as an influential ambassador and advocate for Supers.

Written and directed by Brad Bird (“The Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Paradis Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), “Incredibles 2” is executive produced by John Lasseter. “The Incredibles” was the film that introduced Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up,” “Tomorrowland”) to moviegoers, and he returns to the Incredibles universe to create the score for “Incredibles 2.”

Disc Specifications

Product SKUs: Digital = 4K UHD, HD, SD

Physical = 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray Feature+Blu-ray Bonus+Digital Copy), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray Feature+Blu-ray Bonus+DVD+Digital Copy) and DVD

Feature Run Time: Approximately 118 minutes

Rating: PG in U.S., PG 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. Some flashing-lights scenes in 4K UHD (physical and digital) versions may effect photosensitive viewers.

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 7.1 (platform dependent), English, Spansih & French 5.1, English, Spanish & French 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

HD Digital = English 7.1 (platform dependent), English, Spansih & French 5.1, English, Spanish & French 2.0

Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles

Closed Captions: Digital = English; DVD = English

Social Media

Website: disney.com/incredibles2

Facebook: Facebook.com/PixarTheIncredibles

Twitter: Twitter.com/TheIncredibles

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YouTube: Youtube.com/DisneyPixar

 

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Oct 162018
 

 

Remember Black Panther? Yes, of course you do, that’s the film that was the talk of the town when it was released earlier this year. Fast forward a few months and very few people are still angling to watch the movie. While this is sad, it’s actually the reality of the movie industry. After viewers watch a movie, they move on to the next; there’s just no time to keep repeating the same movie unless it’s a classic blockbuster. Realizing that there is always an unquenchable thirst for new creations, movie directors and producers are always working 24/7 to give viewers new content; in the coming few months, there are plenty new productions lined up. Remember you have to fork out some money to watch these upcoming movies, so if you are a bit short on funds, you can always play profitable games at netbet.co.uk to earn the extra cash.

Halloween

Halloween is an American slasher film that’s coming your way towards the end of October. The movie was directed by Gordon Green and is the 11th installment in the Halloween movie series. This is a direct sequel to the original Halloween released in 1978. Forty years after Michael Myers terrorized residents when he went on a killing spree, he comes face to face with the original’s Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis),  who is determined to seek revenge following the loss of her loved ones. The showdown between Myers and Strode has many twists and turns that you’ll get to witness when it hits the screen on October 19.

Widows

Widows is a Steve McQueen production set to arrive in the middle of November. This is an action thriller that follows the lives of four widows. In an attempt to feed their families and also get some extra cash to start solo business adventures, a group of four male friends plan a heist. They devise a seemingly great plan but during the execution, they run into problems and are all killed by law enforcement agents. However, the wives they leave behind take it upon themselves to finish the job. With a refined plan and their lives on the wire, the four widows execute the greatest heist in history. Some of the stars include Colin Farrell, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo and Viola Davies. Due November 16.

Destroyer

Destroyer is a crime thriller that centers on a young female police officer whose life was almost destroyed during a mission. After infiltrating a gang in the desert outside LA, she witnesses some horrific things and is eventually discovered as an undercover agent. The gang members brutally punish her — without the knowledge of their leader — and, years later, when the leader returns, the officer is ready to get her revenge. Destroyer features Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford, Tatiana Maslany and Toby Kebbell. Its scheduled for December 25.

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Oct 162018
 

From the Big Screen:

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Unfriended: Dark Web.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week’s Best Bets:

Let’s flash back to the past with a host of collectibles from the 70s and 80s (and one from the 50s:

“Shampoo” (1975) gives us a day in the life of George, a Beverly Hills hairdresser and Lothario who runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to make heads or tails of his financial and romantic entanglements. His attempts to scrape together the money to open his own salon are continually sidetracked by the distractions presented by his lovers — played photo for Shampoobrilliantly by Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, and Lee Grant (in an Oscar-winning performance). Star Warren Beatty dreamed up the project, co-wrote the script with Robert Towne, and enlisted Hal Ashby as director, and the resulting carousel of doomed relationships is an essential seventies farce, a sharp look back at the sexual politics and self-absorption of the preceding decade. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc with 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray and alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. From The Criterion Collection … In “Trilogy of Terror” (1975), legendary producer-director Dan Curtis (“The Night Stalker”) teamed with renowned sci-fi/horror writers Richard Matheson (“I Am Legend”) and William F. Nolan (“Logan’s Run”) to present three tales of horrific suspense in this highly rated and critically acclaimed made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black, who plays four distinct roles. In “Julie,” an aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor; in “Millicent and Therese,” two polar-opposite sisters become increasingly hell-bent on the undoing of one another; and in “Amelia,” a woman falls prey to a murderous Zuni fetish doll.On DVD, Blu-ray, in a brand New 4K restoration. From Kino Lorber Studio Classics … From writer-director John Landis, the mind behind “The Blues Brothers” and “An American Werewolf in London,” comes is a love story that transcends the boundaries of nature and good taste — the one and only “Schlock” (1973). Carnage! Terror! Banana skins! The mighty prehistoric ape Schlocktropus has emerged from hiding to embark on a full-scale rampage across a quiet Southern Californian suburb. The police are baffled. The army is powerless. The body count is rising. But when Schlocktropus encounters a kindly blind woman (Eliza Garrett) who sees beyond his grotesque visage, the homicidal simian is presented with a chance at redemption. Shot over 12 days on a micro-budget, “Schlock” launched the careers of both Landis and legendary effects makeup artist Rick Baker (“Videodrome”). An uproarious pastiche of monster movies, packed to the gills with irreverent humor and biting photo for Schlocksatire, “Schlock” serves as the outrageous missing link between the creature features of yesteryear and its creators’ subsequent varied and celebrated careers. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment … Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman star in the totally awesome comedy “Valley Girl” (1983), making its Blu-ray debut this week. When Julie dumps her preppy boyfriend, the last thing she expects is to find love with the rockin’ Randy (Cage). The future’s open wide for Julie … but when her disapproving friends (E.G. Daily, Heidi Holicker, Michelle Meyrink) find Randy to be grody to the max, she is caught up in a culture clash between her Valley lifestyle and her Hollywood punk. Featuring a so-bitchin’ soundtrack packed with New Wave hits, “Valley Girl” is a sweetly romantic slice of 80s nostalgia from director Martha Coolidge. Are you going to love it? We’re, like, so sure! In a new HD film transfer. From Shout! Factory … And, lastly, “A Woman Without Love” (1951 — Mexico), a little-known satire of bourgeois life by the great director Luis Bunuel, produced during his Mexican exile period. A married woman has an affair and returns to her husband. Twenty years later, the man dies and leaves his fortune to her younger son, leading to questions of his parentage. Based on Guy de Maupassant’s story “Pierre et Jean.” From Facets.

From TV to Disc:

“Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection” (2015-18) is a six-disc set with all 30 episodes. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), the chainsaw-wielding, wisecracking antihero of the legendary “The Evil Dead” films, is back for more gore-filled adventure in this complete 30-episode collection of the “Ash vs Evil Dead” TV series. Follow Ash’s journey as he returns home to Elk Grove, Michigan, meets his long-lost daughter, and unites with former enemy Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and fellow demon fighters Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) for a final blood-splattering stand to save the world. On DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, from Lionsgate … “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” (2017) is the royal love story that captured the world’s attention. Prince Harry, consistently seen in the tabloids, is infamous for his bad-boy persona. Television star Meghan — photo for When Calls the Heart: Year Five (The Television Movie Collection) ambitious, outspoken, and divorced, along with having a tumultuous relationship with her sister — doesn’t appear to be “princess material.” After their blind date, Harry and Meghan quickly realize they are kindred spirits. A whirlwind romance ensues and, despite a few missteps, they soon win the hearts of each other and the hearts of the public. Lifetime movie. From Lionsgate … “When Calls the Heart: Year Five (The Television Movie Collection)” (2017-18) is a six-disc set that collects all of the romance and drama from Year Five of the series. Return once again to the town of Hope Valley as schoolteacher Elizabeth (Erin Krakow), Mountie Jack (Daniel Lissing), Café owner-turned-Mayor Abigail (Lori Loughlin), and all of your favorite characters bravely face the challenges of frontier life … and those of the heart. Released to Walmart on Oct. 2 with a devotional book by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox entitled “When God Calls the Heart.” From Shout! Factory.

Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:

In “Arizona” (2008), starring Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies, Kaitlin Olson and David Alan Grier, Cassie (DeWitt) is a real estate agent and single mom struggling to keep it all together during the housing crisis of 2009. Her problems go from bad to worse when disgruntled client Sonny (McBride) violently confronts Cassie’s boss and then kidnaps Cassie — making one outrageously bad, and bloody, decision after another. Things completely spiral out of control in this action comedy. On DVD, Blu-ray, from RLJE Films … In photo for Arizona“Reprisal” (2018), starring Frank Grillo, Bruce Willis, Johnathon Schaech and Olivia Culpo, Jacob (Grillo), a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James (Willis), to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel (Schaech), the highly trained criminal, is one step ahead. When Gabriel kidnaps Jacob’s wife and daughter, Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack, bringing all three men to the breaking point. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … In “Boundaries” (2018), starring Vera Farmiga, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer, Kristen Schaal, Christopher Lloyd and Peter Fonda, Laura (Farmiga) is a single mother who has a constant need to put rescue animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him to live with her sister. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son Henry, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family. From Sony… In “Down a Dark Hall” (2018), starring AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah photo for Boundaries Silver, Taylor Russell, Rosie Day and Uma Thurman, Kit Gordy (Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Thurman) and meets the schools’ only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis) is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody photo for Buybust grip on Manila in “Buybust” (2018 — Philippines). But when her new mission in the city’s most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence. Co-stars Brandon Vera, Victor Neri. From Well Go USA … And, last but not least, we have “City Slickers: Collector’s Edition” (1991), a comedy about cowboys, careers and midlife crises that stars Billy Crystal as 39-year-old New Yorker Mitch Robbins, who’s tired of his job and bored with his life. So he and his two best friends (Bruno Kirby and Daniel Stern) trade their briefcases for saddlebags and set out to find freedom and adventure herding cattle under the wide New Mexico sky. But what they discover instead is scorching sun, sore backsides … and more about themselves and each other than they ever thought possible. Also stars the inimitable Jack Palance, who captured the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as leathery trail boss, Curly. In a new 4K scan on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory Select.

Foreign Films:

In “Longing” (2017 — Israel), starring Shai Aviv, Assi Levy, Neta Riskin, Yoram Toledano and Shimon Mimran, Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him two very surprising things. First, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will make Ariel explore the hidden aspects of parenthood and change his life forever. On DVD, Blu-ray, from (Breaking Glass Pictures.

For the Family:

“My Little Pony: 35th Anniversary Edition Collection” gets its Blu-ray debut from Lionsgate. The release includes the original 1986 movie and the 2017 remake in a four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo. Featuring the guest voices of comedy legends Danny DeVito, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, and Tony Randall, the 1986 movie delivers ’80s nostalgia with high-definition sparkle. The new 2017 movie features the voice talents of the My Little Pony Mane 6 alongside a star-studded cast, including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, Zoe Saldana, and Sia.

Special Interest:

The documentary “Generation Wealth” (2018) is an extraordinary visual history of our growing obsession with wealth. Weaving two and a half decades of work into an epic narrative, Lauren Greenfield (“The Queen of Versailles”) has created a revelatory cultural documentation of wealth for viewers to explore through a retrospective film, book and exhibition. Through riveting first-person photo for Generation Wealth interviews, Greenfield’s journey starts in Los Angeles and spreads across America and beyond, as she documents how we export the values of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status to every corner of the globe. We embark on this journey with Greenfield as she travels the world – from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China – bearing witness to the global boom-and–bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. We hear the stories of students, single parents, and families overwhelmed by crushing debt, yet determined to purchase luxury houses, cars, and clothing. We visit the homes and observe the rituals of the international elite—from Bel-Air to Monaco, Russia to China. We gain intimate access into the lives of those that rose to extraordinary wealth and then lost “big” during the global economic crash of 2008. And we encounter the A-list celebrities we follow on reality TV and social media, the same influencers who shape our consumer desires and sense of self. Provoking serious reflection, “Generation Wealth” is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost. From Lionsgate … Whitney Houston was a music sensation who starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals, and death at age 48. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, interviews, and audio archives, “Whitney” (2018), from Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald, reveals the truth behind the superstar’s meteoric rise and tragic fall. On DVD, Blu-ray from Lionsgate … “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” (2018) is an inside look at a rarely seen side of Elvis — that of a music artist on a life-long search for self-expression. From the archives of Graceland and executive producer Priscilla Presley, this is a three-hour documentary film presentation that focuses on Elvis the artist and musician, taking viewers on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood photo for Elvis Presley: The Searcher through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. Containing never-before-seen footage and music recordings, the film features commentary and interviews from some of the biggest names in music including Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, music producer Jon Landau and Elvis’ guitarist, Scotty Moore, among others. A Limited Collector’s Edition will also feature commemorative packaging and a 20-page digibook featuring rare photos from the Graceland archives. From Sony … “Dust 2 Glory” (2018), the much-anticipated follow-up to “Dust to Glory,” from acclaimed director Dana Brown (“Step Into Liquid,” “Highwater”), tracks the world’s toughest point-to-point desert race, the SCORE Baja 1000. Chronicles the brutal beauty of the race and high-octane action sequences as these ground-pounding, 900-horsepower Trophy Trucks, Motorcycles, ATVs and everything in between roar through the Baja Peninsula. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Label.

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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Oct 152018
 

Sophie Turner, Asa Butterfield and Skyler Gisondo star in the romantic comedy

TIME FREAK

arriving in select theaters and On Demand on Friday, November 9 from Lionsgate.

SYNOPSIS

If you could turn back time…could you win back the love of your life? That’s the problem puzzling Stillman (Asa Butterfield, Ender’s Game), a physics genius recently dumped by his stunning girlfriend Debbie (Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones”). So, after creating a timeline of their romance and a machine to rewind the past, he grabs his wingman, Evan (Skyler Gisondo), and sets off to right every wrong he made with Debbie. But as this insane comedy proves, there are some mistakes too perfect for science to fix.

 

 

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Oct 152018
 

“The Equalizer is back…and this time packs an even bigger punch!” ~ Dave Morales, FOX TV

“Denzel Washington delivers a brilliant performance.” ~ Richard Roeper, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Director Antoine Fuqua & Two-Time Academy Award® Winner Denzel Washington

Reunite for the Action-Packed Sequel to The Equalizer


THE EQUALIZER 2

Debuting on Digital November 13 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD December 11
Includes “Retribution Mode,” 11 Deleted & Extended Scenes,
Five Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, Plus a Pop Up Trivia Track

Two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington (Best Supporting Actor, Glory, 1989; Best Actor, Training Day, 2001) returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career when the gritty, pulse-pounding thriller THE EQUALIZER 2 hits digital November 13 and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 11 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Reunited with Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Washington is Robert McCall, who serves unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will his no-holds-barred vengeance go when the victim is someone he loves? THE EQUALIZER 2 also stars Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) with Bill Pullman (Independence Day) and Oscar® winner Melissa Leo (Best Supporting Actress, The Fighter, 2010).

The digital & Blu-ray releases of THE EQUALIZER 2 are loaded with over an hour of action-packed bonus features, including “Retribution Mode,” deleted and extended scenes, The Equalizer 2 pop up trivia track and a behind-the-scenes featurette. “Retribution Mode,” the follow-up to The Equalizer’s “Vengeance Mode,” allows fans to watch the film with Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua as they take fans through the making of their favorite adrenaline-filled action scenes with exclusive in-depth and personal conversations.  In the featurette “Denzel as McCall: Round Two,” Denzel Washington describes his return as Robert McCall and why this continued story was so important for him to tell.

Four additional featurettes are also available on the digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases of THE EQUALIZER 2, including the two NBA promo shoots.  This sequel packs more punches, explosions and bullets than the original, and in “Seconds Till Death: Action Breakdown,” the cast and crew dissect some of this film’s most intense and action-packed moments from rehearsals to production. It takes a certain kind of actor to play alongside Denzel Washington and in “Through Antoine’s Lens: The Cast,” Antoine and Denzel discuss why the returning cast are such an important part of this sequel’s success, as well as what it was like working with new cast and characters.

Synopsis:
Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and Written by Richard Wenk, THE EQUALIZER 2 is based on a television series by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. The film is produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua, Alex Siskin, Steve Tisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge and Michael Sloan, with Molly Allen and David Bloomfield serving as executive producers.

Digital & Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:

  • “Retribution Mode” with Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua
  • 11 Deleted & Extended Scenes
  •  “Denzel as McCall: Round Two” Featurette
  • The Equalizer 2 Pop Up Trivia Track

Digital, Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Four Featurettes:
    • “Seconds Till Death: Action Breakdown”
    • “Through Antoine’s Lens: The Cast”
    • Two NBA Promos

THE EQUALIZER 2 has a run time of approximately 129 minutes and is rated R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content

Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Oct 152018
 

… goes down smooth but doesn’t shy away from the real… hits those marks this season with even more assuredness.” – Vulture

INSECURE: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

Available on Digital Download October 29


“Glow up” with the latest season of HBO’s Emmy®– and Golden Globe®-nominated comedy series Insecure, available to own on Digital Download October 29th.  Insecure: The Complete Third Season follows creator, writer and star Issa Rae as Issa, and her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji), who are on their quest to “have it all.” From work woes, to relationship escapades and awkward moments, Insecure: The Complete Third Season “juggles these complications marvelously, blending swoony-sexy swagger with laugh-out-loud comedy” (Entertainment Weekly).

In the third season, Issa attempts to navigate complicated relationships and on the work front, she begins to question her role at the nonprofit “We Got Y’all.” Meanwhile, Molly (Yvonne Orji) sets boundaries in order to concentrate on her dream job at a black-owned law firm, which she risks sabotaging with her insecurities and hang-ups. Jay Ellis (Lawrence), Y’lan Noel (Daniel), Natasha Rothwell (Kelli), Amanda Seales (Tiffany) and Lisa Joyce (Frieda)  also return.

Insecure: The Complete Third Season was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore. The series is executive produced by Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Jim Kleverweis and Danya Lynne North.

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Oct 152018
 

GOLDEN GLOBE® WINNER OSCAR ISAAC AND ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER BEN KINGSLEY STAR IN THE RIVETING REAL-LIFE SPY THRILLER

 

OPERATION FINALE

 

 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 20, 2018

AND ON BLU-RAY AND DVD DECEMBER 4, 2018

 

 “OSCAR ISAAC AND BEN KINGSLEY SOAR”

– CHRIS NASHAWATY, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

 

Follow the astonishing true story of an Israeli intelligence agent who brought Hitler’s deadliest lieutenant to justice in the intense and gripping film, Operation Finale, arriving on Digital on November 20, 2018 and on Blu-rayTM combo pack, DVD and On Demand on December 4, 2018 from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Brimming with incredible performances from Golden Globe® winner Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina) and Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List), Operation Finale is also backed by an amazing supporting cast including Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Bastards), Lior Roz (Fauda), Nick Kroll (Loving), Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of Seventeen), Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Pepe Rapazote (Narcos) and Greta Scacchi (Brideshead Revisited) .

Operation Finale is directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy) from a screenplay by Matthew Orton. The film follows the gripping true story of the 1960 covert mission of legendary Israeli intelligence agent Peter Malkin (Isaac) as his secret mission leads him to infiltrate Argentina and capture Adolf Eichmann (Kingsley), the Nazi officer who masterminded the plans that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps during World War II, and bring him to justice. Oscar Isaac is also a producer, alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger under their Automatik company and Jason Spire’s Inspire Entertainment.

Filled with suspense and unforgettable moments from start to finish, Operation Finale on Blu-ray™ and DVD also come with a special bonus featurette that takes viewers deep into the remarkable covert operation that rewrote history.

 

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM AND DVD

  • Inside the Operation – Cast, filmmakers, and crew discuss working together, filming in Buenos Aires, and their collective approach to telling such a historically significant story.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Chris Weitz

  

Website: http://uni.pictures/OperationFinale

Trailer: http://uni.pictures/OperationFinaleTrailer

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/operationfinale

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/operationfinale/

#OperationFinale

  

FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Nick Kroll, Haley Lu Richardson

Costume Designer: Connie Balduzzi

Music By: Alexandre Desplat

Editor: Pamela Martin, ACE

Production Designer: David Brisbin

Director of Photography: Javier Aguirresarobe, ASC

Executive Producers: Matt Charman, Ron Schmidt

Produced By: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, p.g.a., Fred Berger, p.g.a., Oscar Isaac, p.g.a., Jason Spire, p.g.a.

Written By: Matthew Orton

Directed By: Chris Weitz

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