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May 202019
 

 

Street Date: 7/5/19

EST MSRP: HD & SD $9.99

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

An unlikely love story comes home when My Days of Mercy arrives on Digital and On Demand July 5 from Lionsgate. The film will also be in select theaters from Freestyle on July 5. Oscar® nominee Ellen Page (2007, Best Actress, Juno) and Emmy® nominee Kate Mara (2013, Best Guest Actress, TV’s “House of Cards”), who are friends in real life and producers on the film, sought out a project to act together in and found that My Days of Mercy was an unexpected and fresh story inspired by a single paragraph in John Grishman’s “An Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town,” which is about an exonerated death row inmate. Starring alongside Page and Mara are Amy Seimetz, Brian Geraghty, and Elias Koteas. The film received rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as at many LGBTQ festivals throughout the community. My Days of Mercy will be available on Digital in both HD and SD for the suggested retail price of $9.99.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

After a female activist protesting the death penalty befriends a woman with opposing views, they begin a passionate relationship that tests their beliefs and their values.

 

CAST

Ellen Page                              Juno, Inception, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Kate Mara                               TV’s “House of Cards,” Chappaquiddick, Fantastic Four

Amy Seimetz                           Upstream Color, Sun Don’t Shine, Tiny Furniture

Brian Geraghty                        The Hurt Locker, Flight, Bobby

and Elias Koteas                     The Thin Red Line, The Prophecy, Gattaca

 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/d_1mALQSLf0

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright:  My Days of Mercy © 2017 Lexis Media Limited. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for strong sexuality/nudity, and for language.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 103 Minutes

Format: 16×9 2.40:1 Presentation

Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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May 202019
 

BUCKLE UP FOR AN EPIC ADVENTURE WHERE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

WONDER PARK

Bring It Home on Digital June 4, 2019

Blu-ray Combo Pack Debuts June 18 with Bonus Content Offering Tons of Fun,
Including a Sing-Along, Drawing Tutorials, and More!

  

Called “a celebration of imagination” (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio) the delightful animated adventure WONDER PARK takes off on Digital June 4, 2019 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD June 18 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

With school out for the summer, WONDER PARK on Digital* and Blu-ray Combo Pack offers a wealth of entertainment and activities to get kids’ imaginations soaring with singing, drawing, and more!   The fun-filled bonus content gives viewers the chance to sing along with June and her friends, learn how to draw Boomer and the Wonder Chimps, watch Gus the Beaver yodel his heart out, make crazy noises like voiceover artists, and take a tour of Wonderland.

WONDER PARK is the story of a young girl named June with a big imagination who makes an incredible discovery—the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world’s wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park. Action-packed and brimming with laughs, WONDER PARK is a ride the whole family will love.

 

The WONDER PARK Blu-ray Combo pack includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Bonus Content:
    • Gus Yodeling – Deleted Scene
    • The Wonder Chimp Channel
    • The Pi Song Sing-Along
    • Making Noises (It’s Actually a Job?!!)
    • June’s Guide to Wonderland
    • June’s Welcoming Crew
    • Boardwalk Caricatures:
      • Drawing Boomer
      • Drawing the Wonder Chimp Pirate
      • Drawing the Wonder Chimp Princess

DVD

  • Feature film in standard definition

 

 The WONDER PARK single-disc DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

Website: http://WonderParkMovie.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WonderParkMovie

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

Amazon: http://paramnt.us/WonderParkBlu-ray

iTunes: http://paramnt.us/GetWonderParkNow

 

PARAMOUNT ANIMATION and NICKELODEON MOVIES Present

“WONDER PARK” Music Composed by STEVEN PRICE

Edited by EDIE ICHIOKA, ACE Executive Producers KAREN ROSENFELT DON HAHN

Produced by JOSH APPELBAUM ANDRÉ NEMEC KENDRA HAALAND

Story by ROBERT GORDON and JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC

Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC

Soundtrack Album on Sony Classical

 

WONDER PARK

Street Date:                June 4, 2019 (Digital)

June 18, 2019 (Blu-ray, DVD)

U.S. Rating:                 PG, some mild thematic elements and action

Canadian Rating:       G, general

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May 202019
 

JUVENILES

EST/VOD: 5/21

GENRE: Drama

SYNOPSIS: Lucas Bates is a college-bound senior in a small town most people never leave, but after learning more about the circumstances surrounding his father’s death he runs the risk of repeating history.

DIRECTOR: Nico Sabenorio

CAST: Beau Knapp, Stephen Moyer, Jessica Rothe, Trevor Jackson, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Martin Henderson

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May 202019
 

Street Date: 7/2/19

Blu-ray™ SRP: $21.99

DVD SRP: $19.98

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Dolph Lundgren leads an epic battle against a horde of bloodthirsty zombies in Dead Trigger, on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital July 2 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Based on the popular first-person shooter game of the same name, and from a producer of Machete Kills, the film also stars Autumn Resser, Romeo Miller, and Isaiah Washington. The Dead Trigger Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

After a mysterious virus kills billions and creates scores of zombies, the government develops a video game – Dead Trigger – that simulates the outbreak, then recruits the game’s best zombie killers to combat the real-life horde. Led by Captain Kyle Walker (Dolph Lundgren) to Terminal City, the virus’s point of origin, the players’ mission is simple: find the team of scientists working on a cure. But wiping out the city’s undead legions will test every Dead Trigger skill they possess.

 

CAST

Dolph Lundgren                      Rocky IV, Johnny Mnemonic, The Expendables franchise

Autumn Reeser                       Sully, TV’s “The O.C.” and “Entourage”

Romeo Miller                           Honey, TV’s “Famous In Love” and “Romeo!”

Isaiah Washington                  TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Exit Wounds, Hollywood Homicide

 

 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/rg9DwON01pU

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2018

Title Copyright: Dead Trigger: Unkilled © 2017 Dead Trigger Movie, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Saban Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for bloody violence throughout.

Genre: Action

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 92 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (2.40:1) Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 (2.40:1) Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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May 202019
 

 WHIMISCAL SPANISH COMEDY THE BASTARDS’ FIG TREE; THEATRICAL AND ON DEMAND RELEASE SET FOR MAY/JUNE

Dark Star Pictures will premiere the Spanish Civil War whimsical comedy The Bastards Fig Tree in theaters this May.

The theatrical season kicks off with a Los Angeles run on May 10, with the title to expand to other markets in the weeks following.

Holding its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest this fall, Ana Murugarren’s genre-meshing masterpiece provides a fresh, magical exploration of the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, showing both the brutality of war and its ability to inspire hope and change in a broken society. Karra Elejalde stars.

Near the end of the Spanish War, a “trigger happy” fascist soldier turns into a hermit and gets caught up in the care of a fig tree after the look in a 10-year-old child’s eyes, son of one of his victims, awakes in him the certainty that the kid will kill him as soon as he reaches sixteen years of age.

Following the theatrical in May, The Bastards Fig Tree will receive a digital release June 4.

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May 192019
 
May 3:

Cold Pursuit: Liam Neeson stars as Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver whose quiet family life is upended after his son’s murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking’s associates one by one. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film, “Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance).” (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 14)

I’ll Take Your Dead: William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. But he faces a difficult decision when one of the “corpses” dropped off by local gangsters turns out to still be alive in this genre-bending thriller. (VOD only)

May 6:

Native Son: Tells the story of Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders), a young African-American living in Chicago who is hired as a chauffeur for affluent businessman Will Dalton (Bill Camp). As Thomas enters this seductive new world of money and power — including a precarious relationship with Dalton’s daughter, Mary (Margaret Qualley) — he faces unforeseen choices and perilous circumstances that will alter the course of his life forever. Based on the novel by Richrd Wright. (HBO Download)

May 7:

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus: Nearly a hundred years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born in Germany. Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, Bauhaus was supposed to unite sculpture, painting, design and architecture into a single combined constructive discipline. Bauhaus constituted one of the most significant contributions to everyday 20th-century culture. (DVD release: Day & date)

Climax: Hypnotic and provocative horror film centers on a troupe of younger dancers who, while rehearsing in an empty school building, learn their sangria is laced with LSD and descend into a passionate and violent delirium. (VOD: May 14, DVD, Blu-ray release: May 28)

Impossible Mission: Rosa, a master assassin with a knack for poisons, sets out on a search and destroy mission against a spiritual leader, but conflicts within her own organization spell disaster for her long before she ever closes in on her target. (DVD release: Day & date)

Peel: Emile Hirsch stars in this quirky, coming-of-age story about a 30-year-old man who leaves his childhood home on a journey to find and rebuild his broken family — and the eclectic collection of misfits he meets along the way. (Digital)

Room for Rent: Veteran actress Lin Shaye stars as a lonely widow who rents out a room to a mysterious drifter to make easy money, only to become obsessed with her much younger guest, making him the object of her deepest romantic fantasies. (Digital only)

Shoah: Four Sisters: Completed shortly before Claude Lanzmann’s death at 92 in July 2018, this is the long-awaited follow-up to his monumental “Shoah”, which shook the world upon its release in 1985 as a profound cinematic memorial to the Holocaust. Four Jewish women, survivors of unimaginable Nazi horrors during the Holocaust, tell their individual stories. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Tough Guy: Chronicles the life and death of professional Canadian hockey player Bob Probert, who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks during his career in the late 80s — early 2000s and was best known as an enforcer. (VOD, Digital only)

May 10:

Just Say Goodbye: After enduring years of abuse from his alcoholic father and the school bully Chase, Jesse Peterson tells his best friend Sarah that he plans on committing suicide. After promising to tell no one, Sarah takes it upon herself to try to stop him, taking any means necessary. (DVD release: Day & date)

May 13:

Veep Season 7: The new season finds Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) trying to gain traction in early primary states, wooing uber-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned-congressman Jonah Ryan. Selina’s band of misfits is also back, except for Mike, who’s been banished from her orbit and is now covering the presidential campaign, having been replaced by his ongoing nemesis in the press, reporter Leon West. (HBO Download)

Arthur Miller: Writer: One of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, Arthur Miller created such celebrated works as “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible,” which continue to move audiences around the world today. He also made headlines for being targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee at the height of the McCarthy Era and entering into a tumultuous marriage with Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. Told from the unique perspective of his daughter, filmmaker Rebecca Miller. (HBO Download)

May 14:

Apollo 11: A cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, “Apollo 11” takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission — the one that first put men on the moon. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: All-new, feature-length animated thriller finds Gotham City reaching new levels of danger when Shredder joins forces with Ra’s al Ghul to enact a nefarious plan — leading to the team-up of the Dark Knight and the Turtles to combat the combined might of the Foot Clan and League of Assassins. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 4)

The Buster Keaton Collection: The General and Steamboat Willie, Jr.: Both films — high points not only of Buster Keaton’s incomparable career but of all silent cinema, and both included on the National Film Registry — are presented in new 4K restorations and feature orchestral scores by Carl Davis (“Pride and Prejudice,” “The World at War”). (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Greta: A young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) befriends a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert) who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her. (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 28)

High Moon: A mash-up of action and horror, motorcycles and so much blood. Colt (Chad Michael Collins) — a gunslinging werewolf slayer from the old west — mysteriously rises from the grave, only to find that the band of werewolves that brutally murdered his wife are still running rampant generations later. (Digital, VOD only)

Never Grow Old: Western about a vicious outlaw who takes over a peaceful frontier town, leaving debauchery, greed, and murder in his wake. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Never Look Away: A romantic historical drama inspired by real events and the life of legendary artist Gerhard Richter follows two German students who fall in love and soon realize the girl’s father has a devastating secret and vows to end their relationship. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Silencio: Sci-fi time displacement drama in which a woman must find a powerful stone — originally discovered in the Zone of Silence, the Bermuda Triangle of Mexico, by her grandfather — in order to save her son’s life. (DVD release: Day & date)

The Upside: A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him. Remake of the French film “The Intouchables” (2011). (DVD, Blu-ray release: May 21)

May 17:

Slaughterhouse Rulez: Welcome to Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness…until their well-organized world is thrown into a bloody mess when pupils and teachers become embroiled in a battle with a hoard of subterranean monsters, unleashed from a gaping frack site sinkhole. (DVD release: June 18)

May 21:

A Dark Place: A small-town sanitation truck driver (Andrew Scott) whose friendship with a young boy on his route leads to an obsession over uncovering the truth about the boy’s sudden disappearance. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Gloria Bell: A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 4)

Juveniles: A college-bound teenager from the sticks fights to survive a cycle of violence passed from generation to generation. (Digital only)

Ladies in Black: Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, “Ladies in Black” is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney. (Digital only)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral: A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 4)

May 24:

Five Feet Apart: A pair of teenagers with cystic fibrosis meet in a hospital and fall in love, though their disease means they must avoid close physical contact. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 11)

The Poison Rose: On-screen together for the first time ever, John Travolta and Morgan Freeman star in a mystery-thriller about a hard-drinking L.A. private eye who takes a case in his old hometown of Galveston, Texas, where he finds murder and corruption. (VOD only)

May 27:

Truth About Killer Robots: When a robot kills a human, who takes the blame? An eerie, eye-opening work of science nonfiction, this film considers several automation cases, from a factory in Germany to a bomb-carrying police droid in Dallas, raising questions of accountability and morality. Exploring the provocative viewpoints of engineers, journalists and philosophers, the film goes beyond sensational deaths to examine more subtle but pervasive ways that robots affect humanity. (HBO Download)

May 28:

Captain Marvel: Set in the 1990s, the film revolves around Carol Danvers, a crack air force pilot. Though trials and tribulations she becomes one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins an elite outer space military team known as Starforce. Her membership in the Kree military team puts her in danger when Earth becomes hopelessly stuck in battle between two other alien worlds, forcing Danvers to take on the role of Captain Marvel and use her new powers for the greater good. (DVD, Blu-ray release:June 11)

General Commander: GRS operative Jake Alexander (Steven Seagal) and his team of young recruits go after the most dangerous and notorious criminals with the help of a Hong Kong billionaire. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Skin: Based on an incredible true story. Sandra Laing (Sophie Okonedo) is a distinctly mixed-race South African woman born to white parents (Sam Neill and Alice Krige) during the apartheid era. Despite her upbringing as a white girl, Sandra is eventually classified as “colored” by the government and stripped of the rights with which the rest of her family is privileged. (Digital only)

June 4:

The Bastards Fig Tree: A “trigger happy” fascist soldier during the Spanish Civil War turns into a hermit and gets caught up in the care of a fig tree after the look in a 10-year-old child’s eyes, son of one of his victims, awakes in him the certainty that the kid will kill him as soon as he reaches sixteen years of age. (Digital only)

Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin: The four original Batman films arrive on Ultra HD Blu-Ray Combo Pack and digital for the first time (Four-film collection set release: September 17)

The Haunting of Sharon Tate: Based on one of Hollywood’s most chilling murder cases, this thriller follows the murder of pregnant 26-year-old actress Sharon Tate (Hilary Duff), a rising star about to have her first baby with her husband, director Roman Polanski. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

I Am Durán: Roberto Durán is a boxing behemoth, a titanic figure with a career straddling five epic decades who is regarded as one of the most entertaining and skilled fighters of all time. This doc tells his story, inextricably interwoven with the story of the nation of Panama. (Digital only)

The Kid: the The Western follows a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid’s historic encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Us: A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them in the latest horror outing by director Jordan Peele. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 18)

Wonder Park: Animated adventure about an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 18)

June 7:

Abduction: Sci-fi action thriller pits two strangers against a nefarious alien force, with the future of mankind hanging in the balance. (VOD, Digital)

June 11:

The Aftermath: Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city, but when they share a grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 25)

Captive State: In the aftermath of a global alien invasion, one young man must choose whether to rebel against The Legislature and ignite a war to save humanity. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

High Life: Visionary director Claire Denis brings this eerie sci-fi film to life with stars Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. Monte (Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. The crew — death-row inmates led by a doctor (Binoche) with sinister motives — has vanished. As the mystery of what happened unravels, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive. (VOD: June 25; DVD, Blu-ray release: July 9)

Threshold: Blaming herself for her son’s accidental death, young wife Cynthia risks redemption at the hands of an otherworldly intruder who appears in the couple’s home during a night of apocalyptic world events. (VOD, Digital only)

June 14:

The Outsider: Country music’s Trace Adkins stars in this gritty tale of revenge in a small Western boomtown. In search of the American dream, a railroad worker (Jon Foo) finds himself on the wrong side of a lawless frontier. As the Marshall (Adkins) attempts to control his corrupt town, tragedy strikes sending the railroad worker on a path of retaliation. (Digital, VOD only)

Vault: A hard-hitting thriller set in the 1970s and based on true events, where two small-time crooks cook up an ill-fated scheme to rip off a nearby vault for $30 million — money that belongs to the local Mafia. Stars Theo Rossi, William Forsyth, Don Johnson, Vincent Pastore, Chazz Palminteri. (VOD only)

June 18:

Cinderella: “Cinderella” comes out of the Disney vault in a 70th Anniversary Walt Disney Signature Edition. (DVD, Blu-ray release: June 25)

Crypto : Timely cyber-thriller about a Wall Street banker sent to a bank branch in upstate New York, where he uncovers suspicious cash flow through a local gallery selling million-dollar paintings. As he traces links to a violent global mob, he realizes he’s put his nearby family in grave danger. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

June 25:

Pet Sematary: After the Creed family relocates from Boston to rural Maine, they soon discover an ancient burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, the grief-stricken father is driven by the cemetery’s sinister power, setting off a perilous chain of events that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 9)

Sunset: Young Írisz Leiter, in 1913, arrives in Budapest looking for work as a milliner at Leiter, the legendary hat store once owned by her late parents who died in a fire. When a man comes to her looking for the murderer Kálmán Leiter, who he says is her brother, Írisz tries to track him down. Her quest to find the only link to her past takes her through the dark streets of Budapest. (VOD, Digital only)

Transit: Fleeing from German-occupied Paris to the port city of Marseille and assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer, a refugee meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband — the man whose identity he has stolen in the haunting thriller-drama from acclaimed filmmaker Christian Petzold. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

June 28:

Euphoria: Ines (Alicia Vikander) and Emilie (Eva Green) are two estranged sisters traveling through Europe toward a mysterious destination. Gradually, it becomes clear to Ines why she has been asked to accompany her sister. Horrified at first, Ines fights to understand Emilie’s intentions as the two women confront their unsettled past — and, more importantly, their future. (VOD, Digital only)

Killers Anonymous: Tensions mount at Killers Anonymous, a support group for killers, as the members of the group try to unravel the mystery behind which one of them is responsible for the assassination attempt on a U.S. senator that has the police authorities in the city on high alert. Stars Gary Oldman and Jessica Alba. (Digital only)

July 2:

Dead Trigger: Dolph Lundgren leads a battle against a horde of bloodthirsty zombies in this film based on the popular first-person shooter game of the same name. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

Escape Plan: The Extractors: Sylvester Stallone returns to the screen as Ray Breslin, heading up a hard-hitting team that has to break into an impenetrable Latvian prison in order to rescue Breslin’s girlfriend (Jaime King) and a tech mogul’s daughter. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

July 5:

My Days of Mercy: After a female activist protesting the death penalty befriends a woman with opposing views, they begin a passionate relationship that tests their beliefs and their values. Ellen Page and Kate Mara, who are friends in real life and producers on the film, sought out this project to act together in. (Digital only) Moved from April 5

July 9:

Alita: Battle Angel: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned cyborg Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes her to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 23)

Past Digital Releases: 2019

Past Digital Releases January-December 2018

Past Digital Releases June-December 2017

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May 142019
 

PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE (1975) New 2019 1080p HD Master 

In this adaptation of his stage play, Neil Simon captures America’s infamous mid-Seventies malaise among the upper middle-class microcosm of Midtown Manhattan. Ann Bancroft and Jack Lemon star as Edna and Mel Edison, whose existence is upended when Mel loses his job. As the city descends into bankruptcy and chaos around them, Mel bravely fights for his innate right to kvetch as he flirts with having nervous breakdown. Director Melvin Frank (Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream House) lends his gift for family farce while cinematographer Philip Lathrop (Portnoy’s Complaint) captures the Big Apple as it slides from glamour to gritty in a brand-new crystal-clear high definition transfer on Blu-ray. Special Features: Dinah! Segment Featuring Anne Bancroft and a Gag Reel; Vintage Featurette “The Making of the Prisoner of Second Avenue”; Theatrical Trailer (HD). Also available on DVD! 16×9 Letterbox

Rare and Hard-to-Find Debuts on DVD

SOUTH OF SUEZ (1940) Now on DVD

Eli Snedeker (George Tobias) runs his diamond mine with an iron first and the engineering skills of John Gamble (George Brent). Tiring of Snedeker’s sadistic treatment and the attempted seductions of Snedeker’s wife Delia (Lee Patrick), Gamble quashes Snedeker’s attempt to buy out Roger Smythe’s (Miles Mander) neighboring claim and persuades Smythe to take him on as a partner. Smythe’s fortunes turnaround thanks to Gamble’s efforts, and the pair discover the fabulous Star of Africa – a diamond of astonishing size and beauty. Gamble and Smythe make plans to sell their diamonds and rendezvous in Alexandria when Snedeker strikes, leaving Gamble framed for murder. Reinventing himself as wealthy financier John Bradley, Gamble tracks down Smythe’s daughter Katherine (Brenda Marshall) to give her the Star of Africa – but the diamond is Exhibit A in the murder case against John Gamble!

LADY SCARFACE (1941) Now on DVD

Stage Titan Dame Judith Anderson took the title role in this zippy thriller between her twin Broadway triumphs as two of drama’s most illustrious villainess, Lady MacBeth and Medea. The hunt is on for Chicago criminal mastermind Slade (Anderson), the sinister genius behind a series of daring and deadly robberies. Doggedly pursued by police Lieutenant Bill Mason (Dennis O’Keefe), Slade is aided in her evasions by Mason’s assumption that Slade is a man. Luckily for the lieutenant, he has lady reporter Ann Rogers (Frances Neal) by his side and she obtains a quest-changing clue for Mason – an envelope stuffed with Slade’s stolen loot addressed to a “Mary Jordan c/o the Leonard Sheldon Hotel.” Bill and Ann head for New York to set a trap, only for a second Mary Jordan to claim the envelope. Is this Mary, a newlywed, an innocent bystander or another feint by the evil Slade?

GANGWAY FOR TOMORROW (1943) Now on DVD

During the war, five strangers enjoy a silent carpool ride to their aircraft plant when the driver (Charles Arnt) surprises them with an invitation to Sunday supper, which triggers a wave of reflective vignettes among the riders about what they were doing before the war. Margo stars as French nightclub singer Lisette in a Casablanca-style thriller. Robert Ryan is the underdog race-car driver Joe Dunham in a rousing sports story. James Bell is a prison warden in a film noir tale of crime and punishment. Amelita Ward stars as Miss America in a showbiz drama of lessons learned and love lost. And finally, acting great John Carradine steals the show in a Capra-esque tale of an educated hobo who rediscovers his conscience in a small town America. Radio drama king Arch Oboler crafts the screenplay of this most unique anthology picture.

 THE GORILLA MAN (1943) Now on DVD

Gravely wounded following a daring night time commando raid, Captain Craig Killian (John Loder) barely makes it back to to the closest English hospital, which happens to be a private sanitarium. Little does anyone suspect that Killian has been intercepted by Nazi spies who secretly run the place – and it’s the very same nest Killian uncovered on his mission. Dubbed “The Gorilla Man” for his uncanny climbing ability, the Captain demands to be released in order to deliver the intelligence to command but the dastardly Nazi doctors hatch a desperate scheme to discredit Killian, claiming that he is delusional from a brain injury. When Killian escapes the hospital, the Nazis take their evil plan a step further, framing him for a brutal, psychotic murder. Now a fugitive in his own land, Killian will risk it all to complete his mission.

WHAT A BLONDE (1945) Now on DVD

Wealthy lingerie manufacturer F. Farrington Fowler (Leon Errol) has a problem: he’s run out of gas coupons due to wartime rationing. With the aid his rascally butler, Pomeroy (Richard Lane), the two men hatch a scheme to keep his limo running while Mrs. Fowler (Lydia Bilbrook) is out of town. Since carpooling qualifies for extra coupons, the plan is to hire and board people to ride with Fowler into New York City every morning. One of whom is a synthetic silk inventor (Michael St. Angel) who has been trying to see him for weeks. The other is Pat Campbell (Veda Ann Borg) a showgirl friend of Pomeroy, who brings an entire troupe of dancing girls to room with her. Complications ensue when Charles DaFoe (Clarence Kolb), a sanctimonious textile manufacturer whose business Fowler desperately needs, drops in for dinner and mistakes Pat for Mrs. Fowler. While Pomeroy and Fowler persuade Pat to play along, the real Mrs. Fowler returns from her trip early. How will Fowler iron out this predicament?

 

NOTE: These DVDs are Manufactured on Demand (MOD); to order, fans must visit The Warner Archive Collection, WB Shop.com, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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May 142019
 

From the Big Screen:

“Cold Pursuit,” “Never Look Away,” “Fighting With My Family” and “Happy Death Day 2U.” For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week’s Best Bets

“The Landlord” (1970)” Legendary filmmaker Hal Ashby made his directing debut with this acclaimed social satire starring Beau Bridges as a wealthy young man who leaves his family’s estate in Long Island to pursue love and happiness in a Brooklyn ghetto. When Elgar Enders (Bridges) buys a Park Slope tenement, he fully intends to evict the occupants and transform the building into photo for The Landlorda chic bachelor pad. But after meeting the tenants, Elgar adopts a “love thy neighbor” policy instead: first he falls head-over-heels for a sexy young go-go dancer … then he begins an affair with the sultry, married “Miss Sepia 1957.” Featuring brilliant performances by Lee Grant in an Oscar-nominated role, Pearl Bailey, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Klein, Trish Van Devere, Hector Elizondo, Gloria Hendry and Susan Anspach, and with a potent script by Bill Gunn based on the novel by Kristin Hunter, “The Landlord” is one of the most original and provocative screen comedies to deal with race relations in urban America. Produced by Norman Jewison and shot by Gordon Willis. On Blu-ray from Kino Lorber … “The Buster Keaton Collection: The General and Steamboat Willie, Jr.”: “The General” (1926) and “Steamboat Willie, Jr.” (1928), high points not only of Buster Keaton’s incomparable career but of all silent cinema, and both included on the National Film Registry — are presented in new 4K restorations and feature orchestral scores by Carl Davis (“Pride and Prejudice,” “The World at War”). Many critics and historians consider “The General” to be the last great comedy of the silent era, and it consistently ranks as one of the finest films of all time on international critics’ polls. It is No. 18 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Greatest American Films, and is No. 34 on the latest Sight & Sound critics poll of the Greatest Films of All Time. “Steamboat Willie, Jr.” contains what many consider Keaton’s most memorable — and potentially deadly — film stunt: One side of a house falls on him while he stands in the perfect spot to pass through a window frame unharmed. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Cohen Film Collection … photo for The Big Clock Adapted by acclaimed screenwriter Jonathan Latimer from a novel by the equally renowned crime author Kenneth Fearing, “The Big Clock” (1948) is a superior suspense film that classily combines screwball comedy with heady thrills. Overworked true crime magazine editor George Stroud (Ray Milland) has been planning a vacation for months. However, when his boss, the tyrannical media tycoon Earl Janoth (Charles Laughton), insists he skips his holiday, Stroud resigns in disgust before embarking on an impromptu drunken night out with his boss’s mistress, Pauline York (Rita Johnson). When Janoth kills Pauline in a fit of rage, Stroud finds himself to have been the wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time: his staff have been tasked with finding a suspect with an all too familiar description … Stroud’s very own. Directed with panache by John Farrow, who stylishly renders the film’s towering central set, the Janoth Building, “The Big Clock” benefits from exuberant performances by Milland and Laughton, who make hay with the script’s snappy dialogue. A huge success on its release, it is no wonder this fast-moving noir was remade years later as the Kevin Costner vehicle “No Way Out.” In a high definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements with uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack.On Blu-ray from Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment … photo for Funny Games Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, “Funny Games” (1997) spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. In a series of escalating “games,” the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the genre’s threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing queasy attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for atrocity. With this controversial treatise on violence and entertainment, Haneke issued a summation of his cinematic philosophy, implicating his audience in a spectacle of unbearable cruelty. New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. From The Criterion Collection … “Princess Mononoke Collector’s Edition Set” (1997 – Japan): This limited-edition set comes housed in an elegant hard slipcase and includes a new 40-page book with stunning art and essays. Featured in a deluxe disc portfolio is a Blu-ray of the film paired with hours of special features, and the film’s soundtrack made available on CD for the first time in North America. From the legendary Studio Ghibli, this epic fantasy film is one of the best-photo for selling and internationally renowned films of all time. The set’s 40-page book features new essays by film critic Glenn Kenny (The New York Times, RogerEbert.com) alongside amazing imagery and statements from director Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki, and Miyazaki’s poems about the characters.
The first animated film to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, “Princess Mononoke” is Miyazaki’s epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity. Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi and the proud people of Iron Town, and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves, who will stop at nothing to prevent the humans from destroying her home, and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton. On Blu-ray from Studio Ghibli, GKIDS, and Shout! Factory) … photo for House of Games “House of Games” (1987): The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director’s chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author and therapist who wants to help a client by making restitution for the money he owes to a gambler. After she meets the attractive cardsharp (Joe Mantegna), her own compulsions take hold as he lures her into his world of high-stakes deception. Packed with razor-sharp dialogue delivered with even-keeled precision by a cast of Mamet regulars, “House of Games” is as psychologically acute as it is full of twists and turns, a rich character study told with the cold calculation of a career con artist targeting his next mark. High-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Juan Ruiz Anchía, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Director-approved special edition. From The Criterion Collection.

From TV to Disc:

“The Donna Reed Show: Seasons 1 – 5” (1958-66): Originally airing on ABC-TV, “The Donna Reed Show” is one of the most popular and enduring family sitcoms in television history. Starring Academy Award winner Donna Reed as homemaker Donna Stone, Carl Betz as her pediatrician husband Alex, Shelley Fabares as daughter Mary, Paul Petersen as son Jeff and, later, Patty Petersen as adoptee Trisha, the series is a humorous and heartwarming slice of Americana that has earned a legion of new fans through showings on Nick at Nite, TV Land and MeTV. This special collection presents all 186 episodes from Seasons 1 through 5 in complete versions and digitally remastered. From MPI Media Group.

Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:

“Yakuza Law” (1969 — Japan): Director Teruo Ishii, the Godfather of J-sploitation, presents this gruelling anthology of torture, spawning three district periods of Japanese history and bringing to the screen some of the most brutal methods of torment ever devised. In this deep dive into the world of the Yakuza, meet the violent men who rule the Japanese underworld and the cruel punishments inflicted on those who photo for Yakuza Law transgress them. The carnage begins in the Edo Period with a violent tale of samurai vengeance starring Bunta Sugawara (“Battles Without Honor and Humanity”), before shifting to the Meiji Period as the exiled Ogata (Minoru Oki, “Shogun Assassin”) returns to face punishment for his past transgressions … and, ultimately, to take his revenge. Finally, the action is brought right up to date with a tale of gang warfare set in then-present-day 60s Japan and headlined by Teruo Yoshida (Ishii’s “Orgies of Edo”), as a powerful crime syndicate seeks bloody vengeance for the theft of one hundred thousand yen. Brutal, bewildering and definitely not for the faint-hearted, “Yakuza Law” represents Japanese popular cinema at its most extreme … and most thrilling. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment … In “Impossible Mission (aka The Vibe)” (2018), starring Jimena Gala, Ben Vinnicombe and James Giblin, Rosa, a master assassin with a knack for poisons, sets out on a search and destroy mission against a spiritual leader, but conflicts within her own organization spell disaster for her long before she ever closes in on her target. From High Octane Pictures … “Silencio”
(2018 — Mexico), starring John Noble, Rupert Graves and Melina Matthews, is a sci-fi time displacement drama in which a woman must find a powerful stone — originally discovered in the Zone of Silence, the Bermuda Triangle of Mexico, by her grandfather — in order to save her son’s life. Along the way, she stumbles upon family secrets and enemies who believe the stone’s power is worth killing for. From Uncork’d Entertainment … photo for Backdraft 2 “Backdraft 2” (2019), starring Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Joe Anderson and Alisha Bailey, is the sequel to the 1991 hit and follows an investigator with the Chicago F.D. who has to track down an arms dealers who use deadly fires as a distraction. Sean McCaffrey (Anderson), son of late Steven “Bull” McCaffrey, now works at the same firehouse with his uncle Brian (Baldwin). When investigating a fire, Sean and partner Maggie realize they are dealing with something bigger. With the help of arsonist Ronald Bartel (Sutherland), Sean must stop who is behind the fire and their devious plans. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Universal … “American Exit”
(2019), starring Dane Cook, Udo Kier and Levi Miller, is based on an incredible true story. The crime-thriller stars Cook as Charlie, a desperate father who steals a million-dollar painting from Anton, a shady art dealer. With time running out, he flees to the California desert with his rebellious teen son, Leo. But when Anton and his henchman come seeking revenge, the situation explodes into violence. From Lionsgate … In the futuristic thriller “Life Like” (2019), starring Drew Van Acker, Addison Timlin, James D’Arcy and Steven Strait, Sophie and James purchase a lifelike robot to cook and clean at their sprawling new home. At first, android Henry is quiet and hard-working. But as his artificial-intelligence programming kicks in, Henry starts to anticipate the couple’s needs and desires, ones they themselves cannot fully understand. Will Henry’s terrifying behavior destroy Sophie and Julian’s relationship—and their lives? From Lionsgate … photo for Never Grow Old In “Never Grow Old” (2019), starring Emile Hirsch, John Cusack and Déborah François, a once-peaceful frontier town is now a den of vice after vicious outlaw Dutch Albert (Cusack) and his gang arrived — and began gunning down their opposition. Undertaker Patrick Tate (Hirsch) must choose between the blood money he makes burying the murderers’ victims and the threats he and his family face in this intense action-drama. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … In “Valentine: The Dark Avenger” (2019 – Indonesia), starring Estelle Linden, Matthew Settle, Arie Dagienkz, the City of Batavia has been infested with robbery and violence. Srimaya, a waitress at a café, dreams of a glamorous life as an actress, but a chance meeting with a film director and his assistant leads to a life-changing series of events for her, as they take her on a thrilling adventure that finds the waitress-turned-actress transforming into the person Batavia City needs and deserves most: the consummate kick-ass superhero. Taking to the streets as “Valentine,” she becomes a role model to the people of Batavia, and a foil to the city’s lowlifes and ne’er-do-wells. But when a sinister masked villain emerges from the shadows of the night, Srimaya realizes that all of her vigilante exploits were a mere dress rehearsal for the ultimate showdown. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Shout! Factory/Scream Factory … In “Triple Threat” (2018 — Thailand/China), starring Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Chen, Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping, Celina Jade and Jeeja Yanin, wen a hit contract is taken out on a billionaire’s daughter (Jade) intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate, a team of wanted mercenaries (Jaa,Chen) must take on a group of professional assassins (Adkins, White, Bisping) to stop them from hitting their target. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Well Go USA … photo for Saint Bernard “Saint Bernard” (2013), starring Jason Dugre, Katy Sullivan and Peter Iasillo Jr., is a hallucinatory epic that follows an unhinged orchestra conductor named Bernard (Dugre) as he graphically descends into a surreal odyssey of chaos and psychosis. Features a performance by punk legends The Damned. Transferred from the original negative and unleashed beyond the underground festival circuit for the first time ever. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. From Severin Films … “Don’t Look” (2018), starring Luciana Faulhaber, Jeff Berg, Jarrod Robbins, Curtis K. Case and Lindsay Eshelman, is a female-directed twist on horror films that centers on five New York City Millennials who escape the big city for a rustic Thanksgiving weekend in the country. But as will happen in horror, something threatens to shatter their peaceful getaway and they are targeted for murder. From Wild Eye Releasing … “Masked Multilator” (2019): In 1994, a production team in Eastern Pennsylvania brought together a group of local pro wrestlers and young actors to make a horror-action film. A quarter of a century later, the movie was finally finished: After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, a professional wrestler takes a job at a group home for youth offenders. But when a psychopath wearing a wrestling mask begins butchering the teenage residents, their rehabilitation will become a no-holds-barred battle for survival. Stars James DeBello, Glenn Hetrick and Brick Bronsky. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Intervision Picture Corp. … In “Beer League” (2006), starring Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio and Anthony DeSando, an unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won’t get kicked out of the local league. From Filmrise … photo for The Big White After finding a frozen corpse in a dumpster, on-the-verge-of-being-bankrupt Alaskan travel agent Paul (Robin Williams) decides to use it to claim his long-lost brother’s life insurance policy in “The Big White” (2005). However, the body is also sought by two dangerous hitmen. Co-stars Holly Hunter, Giovanni Ribisi, Tim Blake Nelson, W. Earl Brown and Woody Harrelson. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Filmrise … In “Mortuary” (2005), starring Dan Byrd, Denise Crosby and Stephanie Patton, a family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Filmrise … In Virgina Minnesota” (2019), starring Aurora Perrineau, Rachel Hendrix, Susan Walters, Jessica Miesel, Harold Perrineau, Julia Keefe, Eyas Younis and Aaron Hill, two young women embark on an illuminating 24-hour journey, unlocking memories of their childhood, exploring a world of fantastical creatures and buried memories with comical and touching results. From Indican Pictures.

Foreign Films:

“Nina” (2018 — Poland): Struggling in her marriage and yearning for change, Nina longs to have a child but is unable to conceive. Multiple failed attempts have left her disillusioned and at a breaking point, but an accidental encounter with Magda renews her hope. Young and independent, Magda may be a possible solution to their pregnancy problem. But while her husband fails in his attempts to engage Magda as a surrogate, Nina also photo for Nina becomes ensnared by thoughts of Magda. And as her thoughts shift from surrogacy to a more intimate curiosity, Magda awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing her life to suddenly and unexpectedly spiral out of control. The feature film debut of Polish director Olga Chajdas. Stars Julia Kijowska, Eliza Rycembel and Andrzej Konopka. From Film Movement … “The Return of the Hero” (2018 — France): France, 1809: The charming Captain Neuville (Dujardin) is set to marry the naïve Pauline (Merlant) when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After not hearing from the captain for months, Pauline grows sick with worry, and her sister Elizabeth (Laurent) decides to write letters on Neuville’s behalf to cheer her up. Neuville returns home in glory and is welcomed as a hero, but unbeknownst to everyone, he is a coward and a war deserter. A suspicious Elizabeth is determined to expose the real Neuville, and the two imposters find themselves in a ruthless fight. Stars Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent and Noémie Merlant. From Icarus Films.

Special Interest:

“Apollo 11” (2019) is a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission — the one that first put men on the moon, and forever photo for Apollo 11made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Universal … “The Shape of Now” (2018): According to estimates, approximately 200,000 people lost their lives in the 50-year Colombian civil war. Another 25,000 were kidnapped, and many are still considered missing. When the peace deal between the government and the FARC rebels was made in photo for The Shape of Now November 2016, guns were banned from the conflict. But since then, Colombians have faced the nearly impossible task of having to agree on a common past. The film follows scientists, academics and activists who are attempting to normalize war-torn Colombia after the disarmament of the country’s oldest guerrilla organization. At the same time, a group of elderly mothers searches for a direct way to approach the possible killers of their missing children, forging a necessary and genuine encounter in an attempt to find clues about their whereabouts — or get closure. Director Manuel Correa attempts to shed light on the difficult process of reconciliation and healing with this powerful documentary about memory and shared experiences during wartime. From IndiPix Films … “Surviving Birkenau: The Dr. Susan Spatz Story” (2019): A compelling and powerful Holocaust documentary follows one photo for Surviving Birkenau: The Dr. Susan Spatz Story woman’s courageous struggles and ultimate escape from the Nazis Final Solution. The documentary — vividly and emotionally narrated by Dr. Susan Spatz at the age of 96 — recounts her astonishing life, from an idyllic childhood in Austria to the unimaginable horrors she and her family suffered at the hands of the Third Reich. Born in Vienna in 1922, Spatz was an only child who lived a life of privilege until the Nazis invaded, and she and her mother found themselves “in the trap,” experiencing many of the terrors of her fellow European Jews: early Nazi oppression in Berlin; post-“Anschluss” Vienna and Nazi-occupied Prague. But, after being deported to Theresienstadt, the true nightmares awaited in Birkenau, the notorious woman’s death camp in Auschwitz. After three years of brutal internment and a transfer to Ravensbrück, a death march led not to the grave, but to freedom. With the assistance of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, filmmaker Ron Small brings Susan’s story to rich life for future generations in this second film to be released from the newly launched Holocaust Education Film Foundation (HEFF). From Dreamscape Media.

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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May 142019
 

Ethan Hawke and Dane DeHaan Star in the Action-Packed Western Arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital on June 4 from Lionsgate®

A fresh take on the infamous American Old West story of Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett rides into your home when The Kid arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand June 4 from Lionsgate. Featuring an all-star cast including Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Boyhood, The Magnificent Seven), Dane DeHaan (Lincoln, The Place Beyond the Pines, Lawless), introducing Jake Schur, Leila George, and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, The Avengers franchise, Jurassic World, The Magnificent Seven), the film follows a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid’s historic encounter with Sherriff Pat Garrett. Directed by Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Daredevil”, The Magnificent Seven, Jurassic World) and produced by Jordan Schur (Warrior, Stone), The Kid reunites D’Onofrio and Ethan Hawke for the first time since their performance in The Magnificent Seven.

In this thrilling Western, a young boy, Rio (Jake Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Chris Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat-and-mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out. Ultimately he is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, and will use this self-realization in a final act to save his family.

Bring home The Kid and get an in-depth look at what it took to make this action-packed western with a never-before-seen making-of featurette. The Kid Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Making of The Kid” Featurette

 

Website: https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/the-kid

Trailer: https://youtu.be/01B6Q_jTFl0

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#TheKidMovie

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2019

Title Copyright: The Kid © 2018 The Kid, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for violence and language.

Genre: Action, Western

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 100 Minutes

BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 2.39:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 2.39:1 Presentation

BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

 

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May 132019
 

“an electrifying new hero” Angie Han, Mashable

“a genuine game changer” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

THE BARRIER-BLASTING, INTERGALACTIC ORIGIN STORY THAT GOES

HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER

MARVEL STUDIOS’

CAPTAIN MARVEL

LAUNCHES ON DIGITAL MAY 28 AND LANDS ON DVD and BLU-RAY JUNE 11

Extensive extras explore the universe’s most powerful hero and future Avenger, Nick Fury’s influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fan-favorite Goose the Cat, deleted scenes, gag reel, commentary and much more!

Marvel Studios has announced the release dates for its first female-led franchise film, centered on Carol Danvers a.k.a. Captain Marvel. The spectacular, 1990s-era Super Hero adventure, which electrified and inspired audiences worldwide and surpassed $1 billion in ticket sales, is available on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™  and Movies Anywhere May 28, and lands on DVD, DVD/Blu-ray Combo,  and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ June 11.

Arriving home with extensive line-up of extras detailing the development of this highly anticipated addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Captain Marvel” includes Featurettes that highlight the transformative journey of Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and her character’s impact on audiences around the globe; the influence of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on significant events within the MCU; the perfect pairing of directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck; the ongoing conflict between the Skrulls and the Kree; and the raw talent behind the fetching feline named Goose. Viewers also gain access to six deleted scenes, director commentary, a gag reel loaded with funnies, flubs and Flerkens, and never-before-seen concept art and production photography.

BONUS MATERIAL

Blu-ray & Digital:

·  Introduction and commentary by directors/screenwriters Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck​

· Featurettes:

  • Becoming a Super Hero – Follow Brie Larson’s journey as she joins the MCU, and see what it takes to be a Marvel Super Hero in every sense of the word.
  • Big Hero Moment – Explore how impactful Captain Marvel’s entrance into the MCU is, and how she inspires audiences around the world.
  • The Origin of Nick Fury – Witness some of the MCU’s most significant events through Nick Fury’s eyes, and see how his influence helped shape the MCU.
  • The Dream Team – Discover why Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck are the perfect pair to direct Marvel Studios’ most powerful hero.
  • The Skrulls and the Kree – Take a deeper look into the Skrulls and the Kree, their ongoing conflict, and the importance of shifting perspectives in the film.
  • Hiss-sterical Cat-titude – The cast and crew dish on working with Goose and the raw talent it takes to portray such a complex character on-screen.

​· Deleted Scenes

  • “Who Do You Admire Above All Others?” – Kree Commander Yon-Rogg must answer to the Supreme Intelligence, who questions his leadership ability.
  • Starforce Recruits – Yon-Rogg lectures a roomful of students on the Kree’s mission to defend all nations from the scourge of the Skrulls.
  • Heading to Torfa – Vers (Danvers) and her fellow Starforce members banter as they prepare for their rescue mission to Torfa.
  • “What, No Smile?” – In this alternate version of a scene from the movie, Vers is consulting a map when she receives a dubious offer of assistance.
  • Black Box – Keller attempts to track Vers and Fury after their escape in a quadjet from the Joint USAFA Facility.
  • Rookie Mistake – Novice S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson helps Director Keller out of an embarrassing situation.

· Gag Reel – The fate of the universe hangs in the balance as the cast battles props, flubs and Flerkens in these outtakes from the set.

Digital Exclusives:

o Journey into Visual Effects with Victoria Alonso – Experience how filmmakers’ visions of the MCU come to life on-screen through the skill of the Visual Effects team.

· What Makes a Memory: Inside the “Mind Frack” – What does it take to craft an action-packed sequence for a Marvel Studios film? Nothing short of an epic team effort!

· Concept Art – Explore artwork from “Captain Marvel” and trace the visual development of characters.

· On-Set Images – Uncover a trove of behind-the-scenes and production photography.

Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCU’s first stand-alone, female-franchise title character—Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. When we first meet Danvers, she already possesses her superhero powers, having left her earthly life behind and become a member of an intergalactic elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by their enigmatic commander, Yon-Rogg. But after Danvers has trained and worked with the Starforce team, and become a valued member, she finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past. While on Earth she quickly lands on the radar of Nick Fury, and they must work together against a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls—the notorious Marvel bad guys made even more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities—and their leader, Talos, who is spearheading a Skrull invasion of Earth.

Based on the beloved Marvel comic-book series, first published in 1967, “Captain Marvel” stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson (“Room,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Hateful Eight”) as Nick Fury, Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Mississippi Grind”) as Talos, with Annette Bening (“American Beauty,” “20th Century Women”) as Supreme Intelligence, with Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) as Agent Coulson and Jude Law (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”) as Yon-Rogg.

The film also includes a talented supporting cast that features Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Korath, Lee Pace (“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Ronan, Lashana Lynch (“Bulletproof,” “Brotherhood”) as Maria Rambeau, Gemma Chan (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Humans”) as Minn-Erva, Rune Temte (“Eddie the Eagle,” “The Last Kingdom”) as Bron-Char, Algenis Perez Soto (“Sugar,” “Isolated Victim”) as Att-Lass, Mckenna Grace (“Gifted,” “I, Tonya”) as Young Carol Danvers and Akira Akbar (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Monica Rambeau.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (“Half Nelson,” “Sugar,” “Mississippi Grind”). Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman & Meg LeFauve and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck & Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

Directors Boden and Fleck’s creative team also includes director of photography Ben Davis (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange”), production designer Andy Nicholson (“Gravity,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), costume designer Sanja Hays (“The Fate of the Furious,” “Star Trek Beyond”), editors Elliot Graham (“Steve Jobs,” “Molly’s Game”) and Debbie Berman (Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming”), visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”), special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther”) and composer Pinar Toprak (“The Angel,” “The Challenger”).

DISC SPECIFICATIONS

Feature Run Time: Approximately 123 minutes

Rating: PG-13

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Audio: Ultra HD Blu-ray: English Dolby Atmos; Latin Spanish, French Parisian, Japan, German & Italian 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus; French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital; Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA; Brazilian Portuguese, French Canadian and Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital; DVD: English, French Canadian and Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital; Ultra HD Digital: English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms); HD Digital: English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms); SD Digital: English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

Subtitles: Ultra HD: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Norwegian, French Parisian;Blu-ray: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese; DVD: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish; Digital: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish

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