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Apr 162018
 

 

ALEX & ME

 

Starring U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Superstar, Alex Morgan

 

Available on Digital June 12,

On Blu-ray™ and DVD June 19

 

Soccer superstar Alex Morgan scores her movie debut with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the full-length feature film Alex & Me on Digital starting June 12, 2018 and Blu-ray™ & DVD on June 19, 2018. Also featuring Nickelodeon star Siena Agudong (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and the upcoming Star Falls), the film follows the uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination and self-worth to make all your dreams come true.

Alex & Me will be available on Blu-ray (SRP $24.98), DVD (SRP $19.98) and Digital (SRP $14.99).

Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes!

An Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion with a penchant for goal scoring, Alex Morgan is one of the top soccer players on the planet, currently playing forward for the United States Women's National Team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League. Away from the field, Morgan is also an accomplished author of “The Kicks” series, a collection of chapter books filled with wonderful messages of empowerment for young girls. The first The Kicks book, “Saving the Team,” debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Eric Champnella (Thunderstruck, Mr. 3000, Eddie) wrote the Alex & Me screenplay and is also making his full-length feature debut as the film’s director. Alex Morgan serves as co-producer. Producers are Mike Karz (Blended) and William Bindley (Mother’s Day). Todd Williams (The Illusionist) is the executive producer.

Jerry Trainor (iCarly) also stars as Nigel, a less-than-reliable youth soccer coach, alongside Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Reagan’s brother, Logan; Colin Critchley (Legends of the Hidden Temple) as Reagan’s soccer-playing pal, Ben; Chuiti Tiu (Nashville) as Reagan’s mother, Ann Wills; and Jim Klock (True Detective, Scream Queens) as Reagan’s father (and biggest fan), Joe Wills. Jessica Treska (HBO’s upcoming Sharp Objects) plays Reagan’s arch-rival, Claire.

Alex & Me is a heartwarming film that will inspire young children to follow their dreams,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “We think Alex Morgan fans, soccer enthusiasts, and young girls alike will fall in love with this story about hard work friendship and family.”

 

BONUS FEATURES

  • Getting to Know Alex
  • Aspire to Inspire: Success in Hard Work
  • Soccer, Script to Set: A Playbook on Alex & Me
  • Outtake

 

BASICS

Street Date: June 19, 2018

Order Due Date: May 15, 2018

Total Runtime: Approx. 80 minutes

SD: $19.98 SRP

BD:  $24.98 SRP

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Apr 162018
 

FILMRISE CELEBRATES EARTH DAY

BY RELEASING STUNNING NATURE DOCUMENTARY  

“LEARNING TO SEE: THE WORLD OF INSECTS”

ON

April 17, 2018

Available on Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu

 

Click Here To View the Trailer

“The images in the film are spectacular. Robert is soft-spoken but the world he captures is vibrant and eye-exploding. LEARNING TO SEE gives a full portrait of this artist who gave up everything and rediscovered himself, really on his own.”

                                                                                                — AMFM MAGAZINE

This April, FilmRise will release LEARNING TO SEE: THE WORLD OF INSECTS, a vibrant journey of discovery for both father and son as Jacob (director of the film) documents the exquisite photographic work of his father, Robert Oelman. Struggling with a mid-life crisis, Robert made the decision to leave his successful career as a psychotherapist and moved to South America where he began pursuing a career in nature photography. The film chronicles Robert’s life in the rainforests of Colombia by documenting his relationships to insects by capturing vibrant and fascinating photographs of them.  We see and hear Oelman’s photography assistant Christian as well as key scientists and wildlife conservationists as we’re exposed to his brilliant and mysterious images that show how special and fragile our world is. Robert has helped scientists identify over a dozen new insect species and has been the first to photograph hundreds more.

LEARNING TO SEE: THE WORLD OF INSECTS will be available for sale and rental on Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu April 17, 2018, timed for release in time for  Earth Day celebrations.

Through Roberts words and through his photographic process we learn that we are all connected, even to the tiniest of life forms which we often overlook, but mustn’t if we’re to continue to survive. We learn that even life forms which are at the bottom on the mammalian food chain are critical to all animal species, including mankind. After more than twenty years of traveling, searching and photographing these tiny insects, his quest culminiates with a New York City gallery show of his photographs.

Co-produced by Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Jerry Aronson (Chasing Ice, The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg, The Divided Trail) and Robert's son Jake Oelman (Dear Sidewalk, The Electric Daisy Carnival Experience), LEARNING TO SEE: THE WORLD OF INSECTS was an Official Selection at 2016's SXSW and 2016 DC Environmental Film Festival. The film was a Grand Jury Nominee at the Nashville Film Festival and a Social Impact Award Nominee at the 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival. The film also won several awards including the Audience Award -Documentary Feature at the 2016 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival and the Cause Cinema Spotlight Award at the 2016 South Bay Film & Music Festival.

The lurking message is of the fragility of a big, beautiful planet that has still not been fully explored.” – The Austin Chronicle

 

ABOUT FILMRISE 

FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company and streaming channel network founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 15,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company’s releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney; two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo”; and the Sundance hit “White Girl”. Television titles include such classics as “Roseanne” and “3rd Rock from the Sun”, as well as the iconic Robert Stack hosted series “Unsolved Mysteries”.

FilmRise’s recent releases include “Manifesto” starring two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett; sci-fi drama “Marjorie Prime” starring Jon Hamm and Lois Smith; and the box-office hit “My Friend Dahmer” starring Ross Lynch and Anne Heche. For more information, please visit www.FilmRise.com.

LEARNING TO SEE: THE WORLD OF INSECTS

Availability Date: April 17, 2018

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 70 Minutes

Rating: Not Rated

Formats: TVOD/EST

Language: English

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Apr 162018
 

 

Breaking Glass Pictures is releasing the new action thriller LAST SEEN IN IDAHO starring Casper van Dien (Starship Troopers), Shawn Christian ('Days of our Lives'), and Wes Ramsey ('General Hospital’).

The film follows a young woman who, after witnessing a violent crime and almost dying herself, wakes up in a hospital with visions of the future.

Title: Last Seen in Idaho

Cast: Casper van Dien (Starship TroopersSleepy Hollow), Wes Ramsey ('General Hospital'), Shawn Christian ('Days of our Lives'), Hallie Shepherd

Synopsis: A young woman named Summer witnesses a crime and flees the scene, wrecking her car as she tries to escape. Days later at the hospital, Summer awakens from a coma but has no recollection of the events that put her there.  However, she is having some very strange aftereffects…. when the doctors brought her back from the brink of death, she brought back a little something extra: she’s having visions of her future kidnapping and murder! It’s a race against the clock as Summer tries to figure out who she can trust and who is trying to kill her. The most important question of all is: Can she solve her own murder before it happens and save herself?

 

Trailerhttps://youtu.be/-K1c_-SmjvI 

Release Date: April 24, 2018 – DVD/VOD

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Apr 162018
 

Icarus Films

Mark Karl Marx's 200th Birthday!


Icarus Films presents

Marx Reloaded

A film by Jason Barker

Street Date: 05/01/18

"Lively!"
Time Out

"A roll call of some of the heavyweights in Marxist philosophy."
Socialist Review

Marking Marx's bicentennial on May 5th and complementing our Capitalism box set release announced yesterday (see press release), Icarus Films is excited to also bring Marx Reloaded to home video DVD, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes on 05/01/18.

Can Karl Marx's ideals still help us understand capitalism, inequality and the global economic and financial crisis of recent years? Today, a new generation of philosophers, artists and political activists are returning to Marx's ideas in order to consider: Is a world without or beyond capitalism possible?

Marx Reloaded explores these questions with leading thinkers on Marxism, including those at the forefront of its popular revival. The film also includes interviews with leading skeptics, as well as light-hearted animated sequences which follow Marx’s adventures through the matrix of his own ideas.

Amongst the experts: Slavoj Zizek, Antonio Negri, Jacques Ranciere, Norbert Bolz, Micha Brumlik, John Gray, Michael Hardt, Nina Power, Peter Sloterdijk and Alberto Toscano.

Bonus feature: Also included in the DVD only is the short film Marx for Beginners. Based on the book by the Mexican cartoonist, Rius, Marx for Beginners is a humorous animated film that highlights Marx's most influential ideas and places them in context with western civilization by introducing Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, da Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo and Descartes. And all in 6-minutes!

 

"Can't recommend this film highly enough!"
Counterpunch

"A great introduction to Marx for a new generation. Highly recommended."
—Simon Critchley (professor of philosophy at The New School,
moderator of The Stone, author of "Faith of the Faithless")

"Entertaining and thought-provoking."
Bturn

"Compelling."
Little White Lies

 

Watch the trailer for Marx Reloaded

 

MARX RELOADED
A film by Jason Barker
Street Date: 05/01/18
2011 • 52 min • Color • Not Rated • Closed Captioned • 1.78:1
SRP: $24.98 • UPC: 8-54565-00234-0

MARX FOR BEGINNERS
A film by Bob Godfrey
1978 • 6 min • Color • 1.78:1
Produced by Cucumber Studios

An Icarus Films Release

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Apr 142018
 
WITH BARBARA STANWYCK, MR. GEORGE ARLISS, GERALDINE FITZGERALD, JOHN GIELGUD, ROB PAULSEN BETTE DAVIS, JOAN CRAWFORD, JAMES CAGNEY AND DROOPY
THE MASK: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (1995) New to DVD
When he dons an ancient Nordic mask, Stanley Ipkiss moves at warp speed, knows your every desire, satisfies your every whim and dances like a dapper demon. Based on the 1994 live action film, this animated series tells the story of sweet, socially inept bank teller Stanley Ipkiss, who discovers the magical mask of Loki that transforms him into a superhero… but one whom you may not want to call for help. This intriguing mix of edgy super-satire and Tex Avery-style reality smashing slapstick boldly goes further than the film and finds Stanley – and The Mask – falling into ever-more improbable perils. Madcap menaces like Baby Mask, or the man-hungry Lady Mask, Pretorious' Sister Mask that exists to turn The Mask into a living puppet, the youth stealing Skillit and the most terrifying challenge of all – Stanley's dog Milo as a canine Mask! Rob Paulsen and Tim Curry lend their voices to the antics.
GREAT PERFORMANCES
ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1931) New to DVD
More than a decade after wowing them on the Great White Way with his rendition of the nation's original Treasury Secretary in the eponymous play he co-authored with Mary Hamlin, Mr. George Arliss reprised the role for his home studio of Warner Bros. Much like it's much lauded later-day namesake, Hamlin and Arliss' Hamilton does not skimp on the sophistication and concerns itself with the complexities of monetary theory and the process of policy. Adding spark and spice to the proceedings is a generous dollop of seduction and scandal as Hamilton's fierce desire to put the nation on sound financial footing places him in the crosshairs of a conspiracy that threatens his marriage – and his honor. Arliss artfully keeps heart and soul at the center despite his added years, while Doris Kenyon and June Collyer square the triangle as Hamilton's beloved Betsy and the tempting Mrs. Reynolds.
A LOST LADY (1934) New to DVD
When tragedy shockingly strikes on the eve of her wedding, socialite Marian Ormsby (Barbara Stanwyck) falls deep into despair and bitterness. Sent north by her family to free her from her malevolent malaise, Marian suffers a bad fall on the slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Rescued by successful lawyer Dan Forrester (Frank Morgan), Marian is gently coaxed out of her shell by the smitten Dan, many years her senior. Dan eventually surprises her with a unique proposal – a marriage without love! The pair become the toast of the town and Dan builds Marian her dream mansion, while she gently dissuades Dan's law partner Neil (Lyle Talbot) of his amorous hopes. Marian's peaceful idyll without love comes crashing down when dashing transport magnate Frank Ellinger makes an emergency landing on her estate. Rebuffing his liberties, Marian discovers her desire has merely been dormant, not dead. But what about Dan?
SHINING VICTORY (1941) New to DVD
Dr. Paul Venner (James Stephenson) has dedicated his life to one radical notion – that certain forms of dementia precox may be treated biochemically. Employed at Professor Hermann von Reiter's prestigious institute in Budapest, Venner's work is stolen by von Reiter and he is banished from the country. The embittered Venner accepts a position at a private sanitarium in Scotland, thanks to Dr. Drewett (Donald Crisp), where he promptly alienates all in his single-minded, almost ruthless pursuit of science. When Mary (Geraldine Fitzgerald), a young medical missionary in training, is appointed as his research assistant, Venner vehemently objects. Mary is given a month to prove her worth to Venner, but in the end she proves his salvation through shocking tragedy. Irving Rapper's directorial debut is sharply crafted and lifted by superb performances from its talented cast, creating a film that transcends both cinematically and spiritually.
THE PRIME MINISTER (1941) New to DVD
Bitterly opposed by the other side of the aisle, the British Prime Minister finds scant support from within his own party as he strives to protect his nation from dark forces growing in Europe. The parallels between Disraeli and Churchill were not lost on the creative executives at Warner Bros.' UK unit and The Prime Minister joined a long line of WB films that served double duty as fine entertainments as well as war support. Legendary thespian John Gielgud plays equally legendary Benjamin Disraeli in this sweeping life drama that follows Disraeli from foppish novelist to revered statesman. It all starts with a "meet cute" as the overly outfitted Disraeli crashes his bicycle contraption into the coach of the widowed Lady Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis (Diana Wynyard) who soon captures "Dizzy's" mind and heart, steering him from satire to savior of his nation.
THE CLASSICS BACK IN PRINT
JEZEBEL (1938) Back on DVD
Bette Davis personifies a woman scorned in William Wyler's portrait of a Southern belle whose charms are only equaled by her viciousness. Henry Fonda plays the man that defies and drives her.
TORRID ZONE (1940) Back on DVD
James Cagney stars as the manager of a Caribbean banana plantation who would do anything to get away from the tropics and his underhanded boss–until he meets a woman hot enough to keep him put.
THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D. (1941) Back on DVD
Screwball farce headlined by the James Cagney and Bette Davis, and scripted by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein (Casablanca, Arsenic and Old Lace) about a pilot and a runaway heiress.
THE DAMNED DON'T CRY (1950) Back on DVD
Joan Crawford stars as a strong-willed woman who leaves the drab existence of her family life to take up with a gangster but soon learns the error of her ways.
TEX AVERY'S DROOPY (1943-58) Back on DVD
All 24 of the theatrical Droopy cartoons – with The Wolf and bulldog Spike joining the fun – are showcased in this 2-disc Collector's Set. Special Features include the documentary "Droopy and Friends: A Laugh Back" as well as the Gag Reel, "Doggone Gags".

 

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Apr 142018
 
New from Arrow Video US and Arrow Academy US

Sleeping Dogs [Blu-ray] (4-17)

The Hitcher [Book]  (4-6)

Ennio Morricone – Autopsy: Original Soundtrack [Vinyl]  (4-21 – Record Store Day)
via MVD Entertainment Group
Go All-Around the World with Arrow this April!
 
Break out your passport because Arrow Films is ready to take you on a journey across the globe for a taste of cinema from all corners. First up, the Arrow express takes us to Japan with the release of Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol. 2 – Border Crossings: The Crime and Action Movies. This set brings to home video for the first time outside of Japan, 5 films from the first 5 years of Suzuki's career (1957-1961). Released under Nikkatsu's Borderless Action line, these thrillers of mob warfare and exuberant action helped set the stage of Japanese action to come.
 
Moving from the islands of Japan to the island of New Zealand with the release of Roger Donaldson's Sleeping Dogs. Based on the novel Smith's DreamSleeping Dogs helped launched the New Zealand New Wave movement, introducing a system of government tax breaks and creating a boom of film production in the country. The film is also significant for starring a young Sam Neill who would go on to be sort of a big deal.
 
The next stop on this April adventure takes us to Europe with a pair of spaghetti westerns with A Pistol for Ringo & The Return of Ringo: Two Films by Duccio Tessari. While Tessari doesn't have the quite the name recognition as Leone, he was a major player in the spaghetti western world having co-written A Fistful of Dollars a year before making his back-to-back Ringo films. The films were a rousing success and helped kick-start the career of actor Giuliano Gemma.
 
Arrow's journey through the world of film comes to a close in the United States with the 80's cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer SpaceSince the beginning of time, clowns have always been scary rather than funny, but it was the release of the Chiodo Brothers horror-comedy that forever cemented clowns as space creatures with a thirst for human blood. If this circus comes to your town, move.
 
April releases from Arrow will also include two more books – All the Colours of Sergio Martino and The Hitcher. The former takes a look at the 40 year career of the Italian maestro Sergio Martino, while the latter exams the complex beast that is Robert Harmon's 1986 film The Hitcher
 
Finally, the month will see the Arrow Records release of Autopsy: Original Soundtrack from Ennio Morricone on marbled orange vinyl. Previously unreleased on vinyl, this soundtrack is one of the most experimental scores from the Oscar winner's legendary career.

 

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Apr 112018
 

 

“One of the best superhero movies of the century”

— Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

 

“An Exhilarating Triumph On Every Level”

–Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

THE MUST-OWN CULTURAL PHENOMENON

MARVEL STUDIOS’ “BLACK PANTHER”

ARRIVES TO HOMES DIGITALLY ON MAY 8 AND BLU-RAY ON MAY 15

 Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe. Now, fans can bring home the phenomenon, packed with light-hearted fun, pulse-pounding action and a powerful message, and watch it over and over again, Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on May 15.  With both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, 4K Ultra HD offers consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Through the 4K Cinematic Universe Edition of “Black Panther,” fans will experience the exhilarating adventure in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Never-before-seen extras feature commentary from director Ryan Coogler; deleted scenes; outtakes; and several making-of featurettes, which detail the Black Panther’s evolution, the remarkable women of Wakanda, the history of T’Challa’s proud nation, and the cosmic origin and technological applications of vibranium. Also included are a roundtable discussion with “Black Panther” filmmakers and writers; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and an exclusive sneak peek at “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

The global cultural phenomenon of “Black Panther” has dominated the box office charts emerging as the third biggest movie of all time domestically with over $665 million – the first film in eight years to spend five weeks at No. 1 – and rising to the global top 10 of all time with over $1.3 billion. In the acclaimed film, T’Challa returns home to the hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

The film features a fierce group of Wakandan women, including Nakia (Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o), a War Dog and Wakandan spy; Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s little sister and tech wizard; and the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces led by Okoye (Danai Gurira). They team up with reluctant ally CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) to help T’Challa defend Wakanda against the forces threatening to destroy it. The extraordinary ensemble cast of “Black Panther” also includes veteran actors such as Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett as Ramonda, T’Challa and Shuri’s mother; Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker as Zuri, the spiritual leader of Wakanda; and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, an illegal arms dealer; and standout performances by Academy Award® nominee Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Royal Counsel to T’Challa; Winston Duke as M’Baku, the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe; and Emmy® Award-winner Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, a Wakandan War Dog.

The action in “Black Panther” is intensified through a musical score by GRAMMY®-nominated composer Ludwig Göransson and soundtrack curated and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. “Black Panther: The Album” topped the Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks and the end-credit track, “All The Stars,” featuring Lamar and SZA, spent nine weeks in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

 

BLACK PANTHER TRAILER

 

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):

Blu-ray:

  • Director’s Intro
  • From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion – Delve into the film’s making
  • Crowning of a New King – Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
  • The Warriors Within – Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
  • The Hidden Kingdom Revealed – Wakanda’s diverse people
  • Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
  • Deleted Scenes
    • U.N. Meet and Greet
    • Okoye And W’Kabi Discuss the Future of Wakanda
    • T’Challa Remembers His Father
    • Voices from the Past
  • Gag Reel
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
  • Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
  • Director’s Commentary

Digital Exclusives:

  • In World Wakanda Tourism Ads
      • Come to Wakanda “Before”
      • Come to Wakanda “After”

 

Black Panther is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, and a Digital Copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition, including 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy (where available). Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Dolby Atmos places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Together on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, viewers will fully experience the sights and sounds of Wakanda.

 

DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):

Product SKUs:                           4K Cinematic Universe Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+Digital), Digital UHD, HD, SD, HD Bundle (“Black Panther”+”Captain America: Civil War”), DVD and On-Demand

Feature Run Time:                  Approximately 134 minutes

Rating:                                          PG-13

Aspect Ratio:                             2.39

Audio:                                        UHD BD: English Dolby Atmos, English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, Latin Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital

Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD: English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital

UHD Digital: English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital

HD Digital:  English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus (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

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

Languages/Subtitles:             English SDH, French & Spanish

Captions:                                     English

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: Facebook.com/BlackPantherMovie

Website: Marvel.com

Twitter: Twitter.com/TheBlackPanther

Instagram: Instagram.com/BlackPanther

 

 

“BLACK PANTHER” CAST & CREW:

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,”  “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Sicario”), Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with  Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”) and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).

Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) directs from a screenplay he wrote with Joe Robert Cole (“The People v. O.J. Simpson:  American Crime Story”). Kevin Feige is producer with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

The “Black Panther” creative brain trust includes frequent Coogler collaborators: Oscar®-nominated director of photography Rachel Morrison, ASC (“Dope,” “Fruitvale Station”), production designer Hannah Beachler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), editor Michael P. Shawver (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) and composer Ludwig Göransson (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”); along with editor Debbie Berman (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Timeless”), costume designer Ruth E. Carter (“Selma,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), Academy Award®–winning makeup designer Joel Harlow (“Star Trek Beyond,” “Black Mass”), visual effects supervisor Geoffrey Baumann (“Doctor Strange,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and eight-time Academy Award® nominee/special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”).

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Apr 102018
 

From the Big Screen:

"The Greatest Showman," "Phantom Thread," "Molly's Game," "All the Money in the World" and "Proud Mary." For more information on other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.

This Week's Best Bet:

Ingrid Bergman appeared in 10 films in her native Sweden before the age of 25, and while that work tends to be overshadowed by her time in Hollywood, it showcases the photo for Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years actor summoning an impressive depth of emotion to deliver astute, passionate performances. Under the guidance of filmmakers including the prolific studio director Gustaf Molander, Bergman embraced a range of roles and worked with some of the most celebrated actors in the Swedish film industry, including Gösta Ekman, Karin Swanström, Victor Sjöström, and Lars Hanson. Comedies, romances, and thrillers, the six fascinating films collected in "Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years" — including "Intermezzo," the movie that brought Bergman to America — exhibit the precociously assured talent of a young artist with an illustrious international career ahead of her. The films included here: "The Count of the Old Town" (1935), "Walpurgis Night" (1935), "Intermezzo" (1936), "Dollar" (1938), "A Woman's Face" (1938) and "June Night" (1940). On DVD from The Criterion Collection.

From TV to Disc:

"Outlander: Season Three" (2017) is a five-disc set with all 13 episodes. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie’s epic time-traveling love story continues. Based upon "Voyager," the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling "Outlander" series about a British WWII nurse who is mysteriously swept back in time to Scotland in 1743. The third season picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, photo for Outlander: Season Threeshe struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make lives apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them, and the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago? on DVD, Blu-ray, and with a Limited Edition that features special packaging, including 28 pages of behind-the-scenes photographs. From Sony … "Vice Principals: The Complete Series" (2016-17) is a three-disc set of the comedy series that tells the story of a southern suburban high school and the two people who conspire to run it, the vice principals. Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star as Neal Gamby and Lee Russell, a pair of ambitious administrators wagged in an epic power struggle to become school principal. After the long-time principal steps down to tend to his ailing wife, these bitter antagonists are forced to put their mutual disdain aside to form an unholy alliance in order to sabotage the new appointed principal, Dr. Belinda Brown. From HBO.

Buzzin' the 'B's:

"Gone Are the Days" (2018), starring Tom Berenger, Lance Henriksen, Meg Steedle and Danny Trejo, is a Western saga about a fading gunman’s quest for justice. Seeing his days are growing short, Taylon (Henriksen) rises from his deathbed, puts on his spurs, and hits the trail in search of redemption. He crosses the desert to a gold-rush town, where he finds his estranged daughter working in a brothel. But to earn her freedom, he must confront the town’s vengeful sheriff (Berenger) — who has an old score to settle with Taylon. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, from Lionsgate … photo for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay "Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay" (2018) is a feature-length animated film that finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” — Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead — on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize … and, to stay alive, second place isn’t an option. On DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, from Warner … In "Braven" (2018), starring Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt and Stephen Lang, Joe (Momoa) and his father (Lang) arrive at their remote hunting cabin, hoping for a quiet weekend. What they find is a stash of heroin, hidden in the cabin by drug traffickers. When the criminals suddenly descend upon the cabin, Joe and his father must make a kill-or-be-killed stand for survival. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Lionsgate … The restored version of the giallo film "Enigma Rosso (Red Rings of Fear)" (1978 — Italy), starring Fabio Testi, Christine Kaufmann, Ivan Desny, Jack Taylor and Helga Liné, begins when the brutally violated body of a young woman is dragged from the river. The investigating law officer, Inspector Gianni Di Salvo photo for Enigma Rosso (Red Rings of Fear)(Testi), is drawn to dark deeds at an exclusive girls’ school where the beautiful members of a group known as “The Inseparables” are being targeted with sinister letters and murder attempts. Following a clue in the dead girl’s diary, Di Salvo meets an unlikely ally in the form of the victim’s young sister, and as the pair begins to put the pieces together, he realizes that the school’s web of sex and homicide is more tangled then he ever could have imagined. A prime slice of sordid shocks from the golden age of the Italian giallo, "Enigma Rosso" is the final film in a trilogy of schoolgirl thrillers following Massimo Dallamano’s "What Have You Done to Solange?" (1972) and "What Have They Done to Your Daughters?" (1974). And, like all giallo entries, it comes complete with the genre’s requisite plot twists, psychological terror, startling violence and stylized eroticism. From Doppelgänger Releasing/Scorpion Releasing.

On the Indie Front:

"Jasper Jones" (2017 — Australia), starring Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving, is the story of Charlie Bucktin (Miller), a bookish 14-year-old boy living in a small Australian town. One night during the scorching summer of 1969, he's startled by Jasper Jones (McGrath), the town's mixed race outcast, who appears outside his window desperate for help. Entrusted with a photo for Jasper Jonesdangerous and terrifying secret, Charlie's life is forever changed as he embarks on a journey to solve a chilling mystery, all while defeating the local racists, dealing with the breakup of his parents and falling head over heels in love. From Film Movement … After one of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze, a young Mohawk warrior finds herself pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge in "Mohawk" (2017), starring Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington, Eamon Farren, Justin Rai, Ian Colletti, Noah Segan, Jonathan Huber, Robert Longstreet and Sheri Foster. Fleeing deep into the woods they call home, Oak and Calvin, along with their British companion Joshua, must now fight back against the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers — using every photo for The Tribes of Palos Verdes resource both real and supernatural that the winding forest can offer.Unfolds over the course of one bloody day during The War of 1812. On DVD, Blu-ray, from Dark Sky Films … In "The Tribes of Palos Verdes" (2017), starring Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe, Cody Fern, Justin Kirk and Alicia Silverstone, teenage Medina (Monroe) and her family moves to the picture-perfect paradise of Palos Verdes, California, seemingly headed for a happy new chapter in their lives. But old troubles soon catch up to them, as her parents’ marriage disintegrates, her mother (Garner) spirals into an emotional freefall, and her twin brother (Fern) turns to drugs. Caught in the middle of it all, Medina must rely on her inner strength to become the stabilizing force in her family, while finding refuge in a new passion: surfing. On DVD, Blu-ray, from IFC Films/Shout! Factory.

For the Family:

"Caillou: Caillou Goes Camping" (2018) features 12 adventure-packed episodes from the PBS KIDS series about the lovable four-year-old who has a boundless imagination. From PBS Distribution … "Condorito: The Movie" (2017 — Peru) is a feature-length movie adventure for the whole family. Condorito, a fun-loving, feather-brained condor, is finally ready to propose to his girlfriend, Yayita. But before Condorito pops the question, Yayita’s mother, Tremebunda, is abducted by evil aliens. Now, Condorito and his nephew, Chicky, must rocket into space on a quest to rescue Tremebunda and save planet Earth. From Lionsgate … "Wild Kratts: Madagascar Madness" (2018) includes four episodes from the series that transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning “Kratts’ Creatures” and Emmy-winning “Zoboomafoo,” into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each episode presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt Brothers — and young viewers — meet. From PBS Distribution … "Wordworld: Let’s Eat!" (2018) features eight episodes with the WordFriends as they have fun with food and photo for Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midaslearn how to follow directions, make words plural, and work together. “WordWorld” was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Ready To Learn initiative. Incorporating the latest research into the most effective ways for kids to build reading skills, “WordWorld” produces delightful educational experiences for preschool children, on screen, in print, and online. From PBS Distribution … "Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas" (2017) is an all-new animated adventure follow-up to 2013's "Tad, The Lost Explorer." Tad dreams of becoming an archeologist traveling the world, uncovering hidden secrets and lost treasure, but his job working construction keeps him daydreaming instead of exploring. The chance of a lifetime comes when he is invited to attend archaeologist Sara Lavrof’s presentation of her latest discovery–the papyrus that proves the existence of the Necklace of Midas, the legendary King who turned everything he touched into solid gold. When an evil billionaire forces Sara to help him find the enchanted talisman, Tad must rescue the girl of his dreams on a trip around the world. From Paramount.

Special Interest:

There are more than 57,000 homeless people in Los Angeles. "Mighty Ground" (2018) is the story of one of them. In the documentary, Ronald Troy Collins makes his way through the days by singing to people on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. As with most of the homeless, Collins is nearly invisible to the majority of passers-by, with all but a few refusing to even acknowledge his presence. But those who stop to listen find themselves captivated by the depth of his prophetic photo for Mighty Ground voice, and by the mystical songs he composes on the spot and directs at the listener’s soul. Enchanted, these listeners find themselves making a deep and unfathomable connection with Ronald that crosses racial and economic lines. Recognizing that they need to hear his song as much as he needs to sing it to them, they stay. This is exactly what happened to producer Aimee Schoof and music supervisor William Dane in January of 2016. What began as a random encounter on a downtown LA street quickly turned into a tale of vitality, heartbreak and ultimately, redemption for all involved. Picking up where the homeless as mere statistics drop off, "Mighty Ground" captures those auspicious moments when the people Collins has sung into his life collectively support and pray for his transformation, but the weight of his addiction threatens to derail his chances for redemption and recovery. From Random 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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Kino Lorber Announces its May 2018 Home Video Releases
 

Legend of the Mountain (Kino Classics, Blu-ray & DVD)
Newly restored in 4K!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 1, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: King Hu
Starring: Chun Shih, Feng Hsu, Sylvia Chang

1979 / Fantasy/Horror/Mystery / In Mandarin with English subtitles / 191 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: In King Hu's masterpiece Legend of the Mountain, a traveling scholar is tasked with translating a Buddhist sutra said to have immense power over the spirits of the afterlife. During his research he loses his way in the mountains, encountering ghostly presences amid a haunting fantasia of color, light and landscape. King Hu rose to prominence in the 1960s and '70s as a superb director of wuxia films (A Touch of Zen), a popular Chinese action genre of swords, sorcery and chivalrous heroes. Legend of the Mountain comes from the director's late period, when his visual artistry was at the height of its powers. The film's astonishing nature scenes, shot on location in the Korean countryside, are reminiscent of Terrence Malick, while the reflective blend of myth and history is all Hu's own.

Special Features: Booklet essay by novelist Grady Hendrix | Interview with film critic Tony Rayns | Video essay by film critic Travis Crawford | Photo Gallery | Trailer

The Half-Breed/The Good Bad Man (Kino Classics, Blu-ray & DVD)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 1, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Allan Dwan
Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Alma Rubens, Sam De Grasse

1916 / Western / 72 min / NR / B&W

Synopsis: In an attempt to brand himself as a serious actor, the smiling swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks starred in THE HALF-BREED (1916), a Western melodrama written by Anita Loos and directed with flair by Allan Dwan. Fairbanks stars as Lo Dorman, who has been ostracized from society because of his mixed ethnicity – his Native American mother was abandoned by his white father. When Lo catches the eye of the rich white debutante Nellie (Jewel Carmen), he becomes a target for the racist Sheriff Dunn (Sam De Grasse), who wants to break them up and take Nellie for his own. This love triangle becomes a quadrangle with the arrival of Teresa (Alma Rubens), who is on the run from the law. Through fire and fury Lo must decide who and what he truly loves.

Special Features: THE GOOD BAD MAN (1916), starring Douglas Fairbanks and directed by Allan Dwan (50 minutes) | Amazing Tales from the Archives: Restoring The Half-Breed (1916) | Audio commentaries for THE HALF-BREED and THE GOOD BAD MAN by Tracey Goessel and Robert Byrne | Music for THE HALF-BREED and THE GOOD BAD MAN composed and performed by Donald Sosin | Photo Gallery

 

The Violent Professionals (1973) aka Milano trema: la polizia vuole giustizia (Code Red, Blu-ray)
Blu-ray Street Date: May 1, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Director: Sergio Martino
Starring: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli, Carlo Alighiero, Martine Brochard, Luciano Bartoli

1973 / Action/Thriller / 85 min / R / Color

Synopsis: A Code Red Release – Tough cop Giorgio (Luc Merenda, Kidnap Syndicate, Torso) doesn't like to play by the rules, going as far as gunning down a ruthless criminal in broad daylight. After he's suspended from the force and his boss is murdered, he goes on a brutal undercover dive into the criminal underworld to expose a criminal organization with no respect for authority. Starring Richard Conte (The Godfather, Cry of the City) with a powerhouse score by the great composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (Street Law, The Big Racket), this blistering Italian crime classic blazes onto Blu-ray with every car chase and gunshot more mind-blowing than ever. Directed by cult filmmaker Sergio Martino (Hands of Steel, The Great Alligator, Screamers).

Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer

 

Human Experiments (1979) (Scorpion Releasing, DVD)

DVD Street Date: May 8, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Gregory Goodell
Starring: Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis, Aldo Ray, Jackie Coogan, Ellen Travolta, Laurene Tuttle

1979 / Crime/Thriller / 85 min / R / Color

Synopsis: A Scorpion Release – The terrifying cult classic finally hits you in the face with a stunning new HD restoration! Rachel Foster (Linda Haynes, Rolling Thunder, The Drowning Pool) is a country singer traveling alone through the United States. She resists the advances of lecherous bar owner Mat Tibbs (Aldo Ray, Haunted, The Lucifer Complex), and in her hurry to leave town, she accidentally wrecks her car. Looking for assistance, she finds what appears to be an abandoned house, but after stumbling inside, she discovers that in fact it's the scene of a grisly multiple homicide. Simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time, she's railroaded into a women's correctional facility and finds herself at the mercy of prison psychiatrist Doctor Kline (Geoffrey Lewis, High Plains Drifter, 10 to Midnight) who has insidious intentions up his sleeve. Evidently, it doesn't take Rachel long to realize that something is greatly amiss, as female inmates inexplicably go missing without a trace. Jackie Coogan (Chaplin's The Kid) co-stars.

Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Gregory Goodell | Watch This in Katarinas Nightmare Theater Mode | Original Theatrical Trailer

 

The Sacrifice – 4K Restoration – 2-Disc Special Edition (Kino Classics, Blu-ray/DVD)
Street Date: May 15, 2018
SRP: $39.95

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall

1986 / Drama / 146 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, The Sacrifice (1986) is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation. As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson, Cries and Whispers), news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island – and the happy mood turns to horror. The family descends into a state of psychological devastation, brilliantly evoked by Tarkovsky's arresting palette of luminous grays washing over the bleak landscape around their home. The film's masterful cinematography is by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's longtime collaborator. Made as he was dying of cancer, The Sacrifice is Tarkovsky's closing artistic testament, a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and heart-wrenching emotion.

Special Features: Disc 1 (Blu-ray)
*Audio commentary by Layla Alexander-Garrett, Tarkovsky's translator on the set of THE SACRIFICE
*Interview with Michal Leszczylowski, editor of THE SACRIFICE and director of DIRECTED BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY

Disc 2 (DVD)
*Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, a documentary on the making of THE SACRIFICE (102 minutes)
*Trailers

Beuys (Kino Lorber, DVD)

DVD Street Date: May 15, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Andres Veiel
Featuring: Joseph Beuys, Caroline Tisdall, Rhea Thönges-Stringaris

Documentary / 111 min / NR / Color

Synopsis:
Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media – from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art – Beuys' expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capitalism. Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andres Veiel has created a one-of-a- kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.

Special Features: Excerpt from JOSEPH BEUYS: TRANSFORMER, a documentary by John Halpern | Interview with director Andres Veiel by John Halpern | John Halpern Introduction | Ronald Feldman Introduction | Trailer

Forbidden Films (Zeitgeist Films, DVD)
DVD Street Date: May 15, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Felix Moeller
Featuring: Hans Albers, Götz Aly, Elise Aulinger

Documentary / 94 min / NR / B&W/Color

Synopsis:
1,200 feature films were made in Germany's Third Reich. According to experts, some 100 of these were blatant Nazi propaganda. Nearly seventy years after the end of the Nazi regime, more than 40 of these films remain under lock and key. Director Felix Moeller (Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss) interviews German film historians, archivists and filmgoers in an investigation of the power, and potential danger, of cinema when used for ideological purposes. Utilizing clips from the films and recorded discussions from public screenings (permitted in Germany in educational contexts) in Munich, Berlin, Paris and Jerusalem, Moeller shows how contentious these 70-year-old films remain, and how propaganda can retain its punch when presented to audiences susceptible to manipulation. – Telluride Film Festival

 

Hostages: Season 1 (Kino Lorber, DVD)

DVD Street Date: May 22, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir
Starring: Jonah Lotan, Tomer Kapon, Nevo Kimchi

Drama/Thriller / 385 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: When four masked men violently break into the Danon family home, taking them hostages, the family of four will be shaken to the core and their lives will change forever. Hostages is a pulse-pounding television series that became a sensation in Israel (and which was remade in the United States). In season one, the kidnappers demand that Yael, the matriarch of the family and a brilliant surgeon, kill the Israeli Prime Minister during a routine surgery. If the Prime Minister does not die, Yael's family soon will. Desperate to save her family but keep her patient alive, Yael uses her wits to delay the decision until the last possible moment. During this terrifying time in which the kidnappers and hostages are bound together, a tangled web of secrets and lies are revealed.

 

The Misadventures of Biffle & Shooster (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: May 22, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Michael Schlesinger
Starring: Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Kevin Quinn

Comedy/Musical / 131 min / NR / Color & B&W

Synopsis: Remember when the Golden Age of Hollywood was full of great comedy duos like Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Olsen & Johnson and Biffle & Shooster? Wait, what? WHO? Okay, so they weren't really from the 1930s, but these astoundingly authentic and hilarious shorts have actually made audiences believe that those Merry Madcaps of Mayhem worked their screwball magic back then. Award-winning filmmaker Michael Schlesinger and his enormously talented cast and crew throw themselves into the zaniness with gleeful abandon, stars Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria are as versatile as they are uproarious, and you'll spot
some familiar faces popping up here and there. Packed with extras, The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster brilliantly recreates the era when comedy was actually funny. So relax, everyone: Biffle & Shooster will Make America Laugh Again!

Special Features: Hilarious Commentary On All Five Shorts By Filmmaker Michael Schlesinger And Stars Nick Santa Maria And Will Ryan | 1928 Vitaphone Short FIRST THINGS LAST | Spanish Outtake From IMITATION OF WIFE * MAD MAD WORLD outtake | 1962 Interview With The Team | Will Rogers PSA | "Turn Off Your Phone" And Other Bumpers | Deleted Scenes | Alternate Takes and Extended Musical Numbers | Behind the Scenes Footage | Trailers | Plus Nearly One Full Hour of Bloopers and Outtakes!

West of the Jordan River (Kino Lorber, DVD)

DVD Street Date: May 29, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Amos Gitai
Featuring: Bill Clinton, Amos Gitai, Gideon Levy

Documentary / 84 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: Amos Gitai returns to the West Bank to better understand the efforts of the citizens, both Israelis and Palestinians, to try to overcome the consequences of the 50-year occupation. Interspersing footage of his interviews with Yitzhak Rabin from the 1990s with the contemporary interviews of

 

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“Charming” ~ Glenn Kenny, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Irresistibly entertaining” ~ Tom Russo, BOSTON GLOBE

 

The $100+ Million Family Box Office Hit

Starring Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden

PETER RABBIT

On Digital April 20
On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & DVD May 1

Bonus Features Include an Original Mini Movie Featuring Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail!

James Corden (Into The Woods, Trolls) stars as the beloved rebellious rabbit in the contemporary feature film adaptation PETER RABBIT , debuting on digital April 20 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  In addition, the physical skus will also include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App.  Experience all the mischief in McGregor’s garden with Corden voicing Peter Rabbit, Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, Suicide Squad) as Flopsy, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2) as Mopsy, and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Cotton-tail. Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, Spy) and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ex Machina) also star as Bea and Mr. McGregor.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray and Digital releases of PETER RABBIT is “Flopsy Turvy” – an all-new original mini movie featuring Peter’s precocious sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail, narrated by Margot Robbie as Flopsy.  When Flospy sets out to prove that anything her sisters can do, she can do better, she soon learns that when times get tough, sisters come together. With the Digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases, fans can watch “Mischief in the Making” – a special peek behind-the-scenes with the cast, director and animators as they discuss bringing these beloved and modern characters to life. The entire family can also dance along to the film’s theme song “I Promise You” sung by James Corden, in the featurette “Shake Your Cotton-tail.”

Synopsis:
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own cute, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne).  James Corden, with playful spirit and wild charm, voices the character of Peter, alongside Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley voicing the roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail.

Blu-ray and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • “Flopsy Turvy” Mini Movie
  • Shake Your Cotton-Tail Dance Along
  • Mischief In The Making

DVD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Shake Your Cotton-Tail Dance Along
  • Mischief In The Making

4K Ultra HD Includes:

  • Feature film presented with high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

PETER RABBIT has a run time of approximately 95 minutes and is rated PG for some rude humor and action. PETER RABBIT and all associated characters  & © Frederick Warne & Co Limited.

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