(2020) Liam Hemsworth, Clark Duke, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Eden Brolin, Chandler Duke, John Malkovich, Vince Vaughn. Kyle (Hemsworth) and Swin (Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (Malkovich and Fox). Swin then settles into his day job by taking up a relationship with Johnna (Brolin) against orders to blend in while Kyle continues to question his night job by trying to figure out who Frog really is. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin, and Johnna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with writer-director Clark Duke, “Making Arkansas” featurette, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” performed by The Flaming Lips, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
(2019 --China) Zhou Dongyu, (C-pop superstar) Jackson Yee. Nian finds her life at a standstill when facing relentless bullying from her peers as she prepares for her college entrance exam. Fate brings her together with small-time criminal Bei, but before they can retreat into a world of their own, both are dragged into the middle of a murder investigation that will change their lives forever. Director Derek Kwok-Cheung Tsang ("Soulmate") paints a bleak picture of an oppressive society, in the guise of a gripping fairy-tale love story, exposing the dark world of bullying and societal pressures of achievement facing today’s youth. Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "Making-of” featurette. (Well Go USA).
(2020) Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce. Ray Garrison (Diesel), an elite soldier who was killed in battle, is brought back to life by an advanced technology that gives him the ability of super human strength and fast healing. With his new abilities, he goes after the man who killed his wife, or at least, who he believes killed his wife. He soon comes to learn that not everything he learns can be trusted. The true question is: Can he even trust himself?
Read more about "Bloodshot" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. (Sony).
Cry for the Bad Man
(2019) Camille Keaton, Karen Konzen, Scott Peeler. While a small-town widow grieves in isolation, she receives a deadly ultimatum from the privileged sons of a local land developer to sell her beloved property. With 24 hours to decide and her pleas to the town's corrupt sheriff falling on deaf ears, she realizes she must take matters into her own hands. Her quest for justice turns into an all-out battle and grisly confrontation. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
A Dog’s Courage (aka The Underdog
(2018 -- South Korea) Jacob, a feisty, playful dog abandoned by his owners joins a pack of strays and comes to terms with his unwanted and abrupt freedom. With his new friends in tow, Ralph heads north and finds the perfect place of safety and peace -- the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Animated family adventure, in Korean and with an all-new English dub. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Well Go USA).
(2019) Dir.: Michael Winterbottom; Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Asa Butterfield, Dinita Gohil, Sophie Cookson, Jonny Sweet, Asim Chaudhry, Shirley Henderson, Isla Fisher. The story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Coogan), whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion, but after a damaging public government investigation, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicized and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. A satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scene. (Sony).
Gretel & Hansel
(2020) Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw, Charles Babalola, Ian Kenny, Samuel Leakey, Abdul Alshareef, Manuel Pombo, Beatrix Perkins. A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search for food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. Read more about "Gretel & Hansel" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Storybook." (Warner).
Gunsmoke: Complete Series
(1955-1975) At long last, "Gunsmoke: The Complete Series," celebrating one of the most enduring and acclaimed television programs of all time! All 625 episodes from all 20 seasons of this legendary, multiple award-winning Western are available together for the first time, remastered and restored, along with great bonus features like episodic previews, original cast sponsor spots, audio commentaries, featurettes and more. Relive the timeless tales and exciting adventures of Dodge City's leading residents: Chester (Dennis Weaver), Doc (Milburn Stone), Kitty (Amanda Blake), Quint (Burt Reynolds), Festus (Ken Curtis), Sam (Glenn Strange) and the first citizen of Dodge himself, U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness). This is the definitive complete collection that no "Gunsmoke" enthusiast can do without. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
Gunsmoke: The Final Season
(1974-75) Six-disc set with all 24 episodes. A classic concludes, remastered and restored, from 35mm film elements. Even on the wide expanse of the frontier, all things must end. Savor these gems and more from "Gunsmoke's" 20th season. With location filming at Old Tucson, Matt (James Arness), Festus (Ken Curtis) and Newly (Buck Taylor) pose as outlaws to outwit bandits who've captured Doc (Milburn Stone). Matt enlists an ex-lawman, now an alcoholic, to help clean up a lawless town. Someone is killing men in Dodge; Matt and Newly realize all were involved in a trial years earlier, and Doc is the next victim. And in a multiple award-winning*, poignant episode, "Thirty a Month and Found," three itinerant cattle drovers take desperate measures when they sense their cowboy way of life is vanishing. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
Humans: Complete Collection
(2015-18) Six-disc set with all 24 episodes. Uncut UK edition Blu-ray collection debut of the AMC sci-fi series that explores the intersection of man and machine with emotional depth and pulse-pounding tension. In Series 1, when Joe Hawkins buys synth Anita, he hopes it will relieve the pressure on his lawyer wife, Laura. Although Anita is a hit with Joe’s young children, Laura feels uneasy about sharing her home with a synth. Meanwhile, retired synth engineer George refuses to dispose of his beloved but malfunctioning synth, Odi. And mysterious Leo hides secrets that could transform the future of synth technology. Then in Series 2, synths become an inextricable part of society, obediently serving and protecting the human population. But what happens when these Synths are given the right to consciousness and their own free will? Series 3 is one year after the dawn of consciousness. A decimated and oppressed Synth population fights to survive in a world that hates and fears them. Based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama "Real Humans." Formats: Blu-ray. (Acorn Media).
(2020) Robert Carradine, Trista Robinso, Rachel Amanda Bryant, Jose Rosete, Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff. The internet watches live, as reality-show contestants struggle against time to see who will stay in solitary confinement the longest and take home the one million dollar prize. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Wild Eye Releasing).
I Still Believe
(2020) Britt Robertson, Melissa Roxburgh, Nathan Dean, Shania Twain, Gary Sinise. The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss Read more about "I Still Believe" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with director Andy Erwin & writer-director Jon Erwin, “Origin” featurette, “Casting” featurette, “Music” featurette, “Bart & Jeremy” featurette, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
The Jesus Rolls
(2019) John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Jon Hamm, Audrey Tautou, Christopher Walken, Gloria Reuben, Sonia Braga, JB Smoove. Hours after being released from prison for good behavior, Jesus Quintana (Turturro) reunites with his best friend and fellow underachiever Petey (Cannavale). In the first in a series of rapidly escalating bad decisions, they steal a vintage car parked in front of an upscale salon and hit the road for a no-holds-barred joyride — until the car's gun-toting owner (Hamm) catches up with them, wounding Petey. Fleeing the scene with fiercely free-spirited shampooist Marie (Tautou), Jesus and Petey continue their adventure in a series of stolen cars, cementing their partnership with an epic petty-crime spree and a three-way romance. A darkly funny, irreverent and freewheeling road movie was written and directed by Turturro and pays tribute to the classic French farce "Les Valseuses." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Screen Media Films).
(2020) Richard Armitage, Riley Keough, Alicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh. A soon-to-be-stepmom is snowed in with her fiance's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from her strict religious childhood. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Universal).
Ray Donovan: Season Seven
(2019-20) Four-disc set with all 10 episodes. Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber), a clever man with questionable skills, is a South Boston thug turned Hollywood fixer. His duties include absolving athletes, celebrities, and tycoons of their problems. Donovan's father, Mickey, is also a man with a dubious past, spending much of his life behind bars. Once released from prison, Mickey attempts to make amends and repair his shattered family, but Donovan is wary of his father's motives and goes to great lengths to protect himself and his family. Season seven finds Ray working to be the man his family needs him to be. While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot (Alan Alda), there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between NYC mayor Ed Feratti (Zach Grenier), an unrelenting NYPD officer hunting for the truth and clients old and new, Ray struggles to find the balance between fixing for clients and fixing himself. Co-stars Jon Voight and Eddie Marsan. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Dash Directs," "Deconstructing Ray." (Showtime/Paramount).
Red vs. Blue: Singularity
(2019) In 2003, the first episode of a little web series called "Red vs. Blue" began streaming on Rooster Teeth and took the internet by storm. Based on the popular Halo video game franchise, this sci-fi comedy was unlike anything people had ever seen before…and still is. Now, all 12 episodes of Season 17 will be released stitched together as a single movie. The flow of time is in disarray now that Chrovos has been freed from their old prison, and the Reds and Blues are unwittingly trapped, and forced to relive their past memories. Fortunately, there is still one person in the universe who can do something about it: Donut. Thanks to his quick thinking, Donut manages to trap Chrovos in a temporary cell ... but it won’t hold for long. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Red vs. Blue: Singularity: Behind the Scenes," "Delete the Blues," "Red vs. Blue: Singularity Blooper Reel," trailers. (Warner).
Six Moral Tales Blu-ray Debut
The multifaceted, deeply personal work of Eric Rohmer has had an effect on cinema unlike any other. One of the founding critics of the history-making Cahiers du cinéma, Rohmer began translating his written manifestos to film in the 1960s, standing apart from his New Wave contemporaries with his patented brand of gently existential, hyperarticulate character studies set against vivid seasonal landscapes. This near genre unto itself was established with the audacious and wildly influential series "Six Moral Tales." A succession of encounters between fragile men and the women who tempt them, "Six Moral Tales "unleashed on the film world a new voice, one that was at once sexy, philosophical, modern, daring, nonjudgmental, and liberating. Three-disc special edition with new 2K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks. The films: "The Bakery Girl Of Monceau" (1963), "Suzanne's Career" (1963), "My Night at Maud's" (1969), "La Collectionneuse" (1967), "Claire's Knee" (1970) and "Love In The Afternoon" (1972). Extras: Conversation between director Eric Rohmer and filmmaker Barbet Schroeder from 2006; four short films by Rohmer: "Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak" (shot in 1951 and completed in 1961), "Véronique and Her Dunce" (1958), "Nadja in Paris"(1964) and "A Modern Coed" (1966) -- and one on which he advised, "The Curve" (1999); "On Pascal," a 1965 episode of the educational TV series En profil dans le texte directed by Rohmer, on the French philosopher Blaise Pascal, the subject of debate in "My Night at Maud's"; archival interviews with Rohmer, actors Jean-Claude Brialy, Béatrice Romand, Laurence de Monaghan, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, film critic Jean Douchet and producer Pierre Cottrell; video afterword from 2006 by filmmaker and writer Neil LaBute; trailers; a booklet featuring essays by critics Geoff Andrew, Ginette Vincendeau, Phillip Lopate, Kent Jones, Molly Haskell, and Armond White; excerpts from cinematographer Nestor Almendros's 1980 autobiography; and Rohmer's landmark 1948 essay "For a Talking Cinema"; along with an English translation of Six Moral Tales, the book of stories by Rohmer on which the films are based. (The Criterion Collection).
Tea With the Dames BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2018) What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who here invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. (IFC Films).
A Thousand Clowns
(1965) The great Jason Robards recreates his Broadway role as the iconoclastic Murray Burns in this big-screen adaptation of "A Thousand Clowns." Murray is funny, feisty, compassionate and very determined to have nothing to do with the lemming-like rush-hour world. But his resolve is tested when social workers Sandra (Barbara Harris) and Albert (William Daniels) tell him that he must shape up ... or his 12-year-old nephew Nick (Barry Gordon) will be shipped out to a foster home. Released when workday lifestyles went largely unchallenged, this inventive comedy-drama gleefully speaks to the nonconformist in us all. Martin Balsam, Gene Saks and John McMartin co-star in this classic film directed by Fred Coe with a screenplay by Herb Gardner based on his own play. "A Thousand Clowns" won the 1966 Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role (Balsam) and was nominated for three more Oscars: Picture (Coe), Adapted Screenplay (Gardner) and Score (Don Walker). In a new 2K master. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Diary of a Middle-Aged Kid" new interview with co-star Barry Gordon, theatrical trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(1971 -- Italy) Ornella Muti, Ray Lovelock, Irene Papas, Michel Dardinet. Two free-spirited teenagers, Dick and Ingrid (Lovelock and Muti), set out to spend the summer together in Italy. To pay their way they sell Scandinavian porn mags and pictures of Ingrid posing nude. But then they get busted by the cops and are given 24 hours to get out of the country. Instead of leaving they take to the road, where they come up against a thieving biker gang and they're mistaken for a pair of bank robbers. Heading south in a hurry, they run out of gas in the middle of nowhere and take refuge in the house of Barbara Slater (Papas), a seemingly bored, middle-aged housewife who appears to be up for some sexual shenanigans. The naive pair party with Barbara but soon discover she's hiding a terrible and deadly secret. Available for the first time ever on Blu-ray, restored from the original negative, complete and uncut.
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Exclusive interview with director Umberto Lenzi, audio commentary by Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson, deleted scenes, original trailer. (Mondo Macabro).
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
(2020) Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Derek Wilson, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Willig, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina, Rosie Perez. After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. Read more about "Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" in the May calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Birds Eye View Mode," "Birds Of Prey: Birds of a Feather," "Romanesque," "Love, Skate Relationship," "Grime and Crime," "Sanity Is Sooo Last Season," "Wild Nerds," gag reel. (Warner).
The Call of the Wild
(2020) Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus. Adapted from the novel by Jack London, this live-action/animation hybrid vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Read more about "The Call of the Wild" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Origins," "The On-Set Experience," "State of the Art," "The World of the Wild." (Fox).
(2019 -- Lithuania) In the 1990s, every boy around the world -- even amidst cultural embargoes -- was glued to VHS karate action films and dreamt of being a super hero. On March 11, 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union, Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to declare itself independent. Reacting to Soviet aggression, the newly re-established Lithuanian Army Command decided to create the first-ever national crack commando unit and gave a selective group of young men the chance to be the "Mambos" of their country as members of a top-secret Special Forces Unit aimed at countering Soviet aggression. Most members were given an animal nickname -- Spider, Horse, Whale, Crab -- hence the unit was known as the Zoo. And from parachute jumps and hand-to-hand combat training to securing the GB building in Vilnius, at the beginning of the end of the USSR, this playful documentary from filmmaker Andrius Lekavicius uses first-person interviews, cleverly stylized animation, archival footage and original music to tell the hidden story of the first-ever Lithuanian Special Forces: a courageous, impassioned, and youthful endeavor against the powers that once were. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (IndiePix Films).
(2017 -- Italy) LGBTQ comedy-drama follows Mrs. Fairytale, a perfect housewife in 1950s America who becomes aware of her own unhappiness and embarks on a process of personal liberation. Amongst stuffed poodles, whiskey-infused teas, sinful mambo lessons, and threats of alien invasion, Mr(s). Fairytale begins to explore a world where anyone can finally be who they want to be, but behind which hides another upsetting reality. Based on the stage play by Italian actor Filippo TImi, who also stars. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
(2020) Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker. Includes unrated and theatrical versions of the movie. A horror adaptation of the popular '70s TV show about a magical island resort. Read more about "title" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, unrated director and cast commentary. (Sony).
Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema II
This collection feature three classic noir films from the 1950s. "Thunder on the Hill" (1951) -From Douglas Sirk, the renowned director of "All I Desire," "Magnificent Obsession," "There's Always Tomorrow," "Written on the Wind," comes this classic film noir starring screen legend Claudette Colbert. A nun (Colbert) races against time to prove the innocence of a convicted murderess (Ann Blyth) who is being escorted to prison for a date with the gallows. Thunder on the Hill is a moody mystery that serves up many twists and features an intriguing tour-de-force performance by Colbert and fast-paced direction by Sirk. "The Price Of Fear" (1956) - Elegant, exotic beauty Merle Oberon plays against type in this unpredictable film noir. A woman guilty of a hit-and-run accident frames another person for the crime, but soon is implicated in a far worse situation with a gangster who uses blackmail to lure her into a murder plot. "The Female Animal" (1958) - Hollywood star Vanessa Windsor (Hedy Lamarr) is saved from a terrible on-set accident by handsome studio extra Chris Farley (George Nader). In appreciation of his skills and good looks, she sets him up as the "caretaker" of her beach house. When Vanessa's sultry daughter (Jane Powell) meets Chris, the claws come out as both ladies try to stake out his affections in this campy and lusty battle for love. Formats: Blu-ray. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
The Great Escape
(1963) One of the most exciting adventure tales ever told, this action epic recounts the planning, execution, and aftermath of a daring true-life escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, in which 250 men attempted to tunnel their way to freedom. In the role that cemented his superstar status, Steve McQueen plays the motorcycle-racing daredevil who sets out to foil the Nazis, alongside an all-star cast that also includes Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence. The expert direction of John Sturges, eminently hummable Elmer Bernstein score, and rip-roaring stunts come together in what may just be the most spectacularly entertaining prison-break movie of all time, a rousing ode to the determination, camaraderie, and courage of everyday heroes.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray.
Extras: Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring director John Sturges and composer Elmer Bernstein, the other, from 2004, featuring actors James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence; new interview with critic Michael Sragow; "The Great Escape: Heroes Underground," a four-part 2001 documentary about the real-life escape from the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, including interviews with POWs held there; "The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones," a 2001 program on the United States Army Air Forces pilot David Jones, the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in the film; "Return to The Great Escape," a 1993 program featuring interviews with Coburn, Garner, actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor, stuntman Bud Ekins, and McQueen's son, Chad McQueen; trailer; an essay by critic Sheila O'Malley. (The Criterion Collection).
Idle Hands Collector’s Edition
(1999) Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Vivica A. Fox, Jessica Alba. The Devil will find work for idle hands to do ... so what happens when he chooses the laziest teen slacker in the world to do his dirty work? Anton Tobias (Sawa) is a channel-surfing, junk-food munching, couch potato burn-out who can’t control the murderous impulses of his recently possessed hand. With the help of his zombified buddies (Green) and Pnub (Henson), Anton’s got to stop the rampaging devil appendage before it takes total control of his life and ruins any chance he has with class hottie Molly (Alba).
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with actors Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, and Vivica A. Fox; new "Bloody Punk Fun" an interview with director Rodman Flender; new "Stoner Headspace" interview with actor Elden Henson; new "This Face, These Hands" interview with actor Sean Whalen; new "Sleight of Hand" interview with actor Christopher Hart; new "Written in Blood" interview with writer Terri Hughes Burton; audio commentary by director Rodman Flender and actors Seth Green and Elden Henson; deleted scenes; vintage making-of featurette; storyboard comparisons; theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory).
Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season
(2019) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes. Season Four sizzles with fiendishly clever comebacks. The charismatic, handsome Lucifer Morningstar returns resurrected after Season Three's wicked cliffhanger. His unofficial partner in crime-solving and affairs of the heart, LAPD detective Chloe Decker, returns from an extended vacation - after she saw Lucifer's devil face for the first time and realized he was, in fact, exactly the man he always claimed to be. And, finally, new to the series but not to the Lord of Hell, comes old flame and original sinner, Eve, whose charms are as tempting to Lucifer now as the serpent's big, red apple was to her back in the day. Does she want revenge for her expulsion from Eden all those years ago? Or something else entirely? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Warner).
A Nun's Curse
(2020) Felissa Rose, Damian Maffei, Gunner Willis. On a weekend trip, a group of friends are forced to seek shelter inside an abandoned prison where a nun named Sister Monday had once been assigned. During her time at the prison, Sister Monday was suspected of killing prisoners who were serving out their sentences but, before she could be questioned, she disappeared. Or did she? Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
(2019) Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery, Rob Morgan, Coutney B Vance. A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present. Read more about "The Photograph" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Shooting The Photograph" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Culture in Film" in which the filmmakers and cast discuss the importance of representation in the industry, the significance of being both in front of and behind the camera, and why this story matters; "The Film Through Photographs." (Universal).
(2020) Francisco Filice, Vivica A. Fox, Sean Rey, Hannah Gordon. When Mikey’s not racing cars, he’s stealing them all over the city. But after he gets caught boosting a rare ride from a cop’s house, the police force him to go undercover or go to jail. Mikey agrees to join a grand theft ring led by violent, impulsive Charlie, who’d beat Mikey to death if he knew he was an informant. Even worse, Mikey finds himself attracted to Charlie’s girlfriend, Ava, and their passionate encounter sets up a bloody, powerful collision between rage and desperation.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Shameless: The Complete Tenth Season
(2019-20) Three-disc set with all 12 episodes. The Gallaghers return for another scandalous Showtime season. In Season 10, Frank's exploits lead him to an old friend, Debbie rules over the Gallagher household with an iron fist, Lip navigates his relationship (and parenthood) with Tami, Carl faces life after military school, Liam is tutored by V about black history and culture, and Kev has an identity crisis. Plus, “Gallavich” returns as Ian and Mickey rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Warner).
Time Zone Inn
(2018 -- Italy) Lucrezia Guidone, Marco Cassini. Because they are considering decamping to different European cities, Mina (Guidone) and Enzo (Cassini) book rooms at an experimental B&B where each room represents a different city and time zone. As a preparatory course for long distance relationships, couples who visit are asked to adhere to its strict rules: no entering your partner's room, no cell phones, and no contact with your significant other -- except for two hours a day in the common room. Unfortunately, Mina and Enzo aren't on the same page about what they hope to learn from the Time Zone Inn in this highly-original romantic drama, the feature film debut from director Andrea Di Iorio. Formats: DVD, Digital. (IndiePix Films).
(2019 -- Italy) Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Candido, Fabrizio Ferracane, Fausto Russo Alesi, Luigi Lo Cascio. In the early 1980’s, an all-out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra, and talk. From legendary Italian director Marco Bellocchio.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Sony).
(2019) Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Jonathan Aris. Tom and Gemma (Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots) are looking for the perfect home. When a strange real-estate agent takes them to Yonder, a mysterious suburban neighborhood of identical houses, Tom and Gemma can’t wait to leave. But when they try to exit the labyrinth-like housing development, each road takes them back to where they started. Soon, they realize their search for a dream home has plunged them into a terrifying nightmare. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with director Lorcan Finnegan and executive producer Brunella Cocchiglia; “Creating the Suburban Nightmare of Vivarium” featurette. (Lionsgate).
What the Waters Left Behind
(2017 -- Argentina) Agustin Pardella, Damian Dreizik, Victoria Maurette, Gustavo Garzon, Evan Leed. The town of Epecuen was flooded on November 10th 1985 and was deep underwater for over 30 years. When the waters receded, the town was still intact and stayed deserted, at least so they thought. A group of young people takes a trip to the ruins in order to film a documentary about Epecuen. Ignoring warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realize that they are really not alone. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Making-of featurette. (Unearthed Films).
(2019) Join Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Sister and Brother for 28 fun-filled adventures. When Sister must write about a bear she admires the most for a school project in “The Giddy Grandma,” she quickly learns just how many awards and trophies Grizzly Gran won in her younger years. Then, in “Car Trip,” the cubs are excited about going on a family trip - until they find out the destination isn’t Grizzlyland, but instead a tour of Bear Country’s national parks. Finally, the cubs are sad when they hear that their friends down the street are moving away in “Moving Day.” Brother and Sister learn about the positive side of moving - new adventures and new friends. Formats: DVD. (PBS Kids).
Brahms: The Boy II
(2020) Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson. Follow up to 2016's "The Boy." After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms. Read more about "Brahms: The Boy II" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Alternate ending, deleted and alternate scenes. (Universal).
The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 6
(2019) Four episodes. This New Zealand detective drama features quirky, complex characters, piquant wit, as well as mystifying crimes and compelling whodunnit investigations. After transferring from a big city to the little town of Brokenwood, DSS Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) investigate the macabre. In Series 6, the detectives investigate a death at a steampunk event, a novelist’s killing modeled on a murder in his new book, the shooting of an animal rights activist, and a suspicious suicide at a women’s prison. Formats: Four-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Acorn Media).
(2020) Zoey Deutch, Judy Greer, Jai Courtney, Jermaine Fowler. Peg Dahl (Deuth) is obsessed with making enough money to get out of her blue-collar existence. She’s betting on her sharp mind to get her into an Ivy League university, but quickly realizes the impossibility of paying tuition. One scalping scheme, a stint in prison and chance phone conversation with a debt collector changes everything. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "Getting Buffaloed," "Welcome Home," "Friends & Relations." (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Dance, Girl, Dance
(1940) Dorothy Arzner, the sole woman to work as a director in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and early 40s, brings a subversive feminist sensibility to this juicily entertaining backstage melodrama. A behind-the-footlights look at friendship, jealousy, and ambition in the ruthless world of show business, "Dance, Girl, Dance" follows the intertwining fates of two chorus girls: a starry-eyed dancer (Maureen O'Hara) who dreams of making it as a ballerina and the brassy gold digger (a scene-stealing Lucille Ball) who becomes her rival both on the stage and in love. The rare Hollywood film of the era to deal seriously with issues of female artistic struggle and self-actualization, Arzner's film is a rich, fascinating statement from an auteur decades ahead of her time.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with new, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: New introduction by critic B. Ruby Rich; new selected-scene commentary featuring film historian Cari Beauchamp; an essay by critic Sheila O'Malley. (The Criterion Collection).
(2020) Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Zach Woods, Zoe Chao, Giulio Berruti, Kristofer Hivju, Miranda Otto. Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Read more about "Downhill" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Outtakes: Dinner with Charlotte," "Origins of the Film," "Locations." (Fox).
(2020) Anya Taylor-Joy, Tanya Reynolds, Josh O'Connor, Johnny Flynn, Gemma Whelan, Mia Goth, Bill Nighy, Callum Turner, Miranda Hart, Rupert Graves. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Reimagining of Jane Austen's novel. Read more about "Emma" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes; gag reel; "A Playful Tease
The Autumn Gaze"; "Crafting a Colorful World"; commentary with director Autumn de Wilde, screenwriter Eleanor Catton, and director of photography Christopher Blauvelt. (Universal).
The Evil of Frankenstein (Collector's Edition)
(1964) Horror great Peter Cushing stars in this fantastic tale as the monster's creator, Baron von Frankenstein, determined to bring the creature back to life. Long thought destroyed, Dr. Frankenstein's creation is discovered frozen alive and is resurrected in his laboratory. Unfortunately, the creature's mind is dormant and, much to the Baron's horror, he finds that only a hypnotist can order the creature to do his unfathomable bidding now. New 4K scan of the interpositive. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr; new "The Men Who Made Hammer: Freddie Francis"; new interview with assistant director William P. Cartlidge; new interview with actress Katy Wild; TV version of "The Evil of Frankenstein" (from the best available 16mm print); "The Making of The Evil of Frankenstein" narrated by Edward de Souza and featuring interviews with Wayne Kinsey, Caron Gardner, Hugh Harlow, Pauline Harlow, Peter Cushing and Don Mingay; "Tales of Frankenstein" TV Pilot; theatrical trailer; still gallery. (Scream Factory).
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 5
(2019) Four-disc set with all 16 episodes. Heading into Season 5 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community, and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary on select episodes. (Lionsgate).
The Good Place: The Complete Series (Collector’s Edition)
(2016-20) Nine-disc set with all 53 episodes. What happens when we die? It’s a question everyone has asked, since the beginning of time. But when Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) dies tragically, she finds out that the afterlife is amazing: full of frozen yogurt, soulmates, and wonderful people who have done incredible things with their lives. It is absolutely perfect. The only problem is Eleanor herself. She isn’t supposed to be in The Good Place. In fact, her life decisions wouldn’t have gotten her even close. But due to a clerical error, she’s been given someone else’s reward and now has to struggle with being good in order to make sure her secret isn’t discovered. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Extended episodes; audio commentary on select episodes; finale special hosted By Seth Meyers; 2019 San Diego Comic-Con panel; gag reels; visual effects reels; table read for the Season One episode "Mindy St. Claire" (Shout! Factory).
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
(2020) Culminating a six-year animated journey that began with the release of "Justice League War" in 2014, the feature-length "Justice League Dark: Apokolips War" finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good - the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others - must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "DC Showcase: Adam Strange" (animated short); "Darkseid: New God/Evil Classic " featurette; "Look Back: Justice League Dark" featurette; "Look Back: Batman and Harley Quinn" featurette; "From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, Zombie King"; "From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, Abate and Switch"; "From the DC Comics Vault: Teen Titans, Nevermore"; sneak peek at the next DC Universe Movie, "Superman: Man of Tomorrow." (Warner).
Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History
(2020) This four-hour documentary from executive producer Ken Burns and senior producer Barak Goodman is adapted from the bestselling book of the same name by award-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, about how genes impact heredity, disease, and behavior. It offers the hope that new science that can alter DNA with pinpoint precision could revolutionize the treatment of some of the world’s most complex diseases. The science of genetics holds at once the promise of eradicating disease but also the threat of altering the very essence of what it means to be human.Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
Last Moment of Clarity
(2020) Samara Weaving, Carly Chaikin, Zach Avery, Brian Cox. After his girlfriend Georgia (Weaving) is murdered by European mobsters, Sam (Avery) flees to Paris to hide out. Years later, he sees a woman in a Hollywood film who he’s certain is Georgia. In LA to investigate, he encounters enigmatic Kat (Chaikin), who impulsively decides to help him on his quest. But when Sam meets the mystery actress face-to-face, his life spins out of control. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Lonely Are the Brave
(1962) A contemporary Western based on a novel by Edward Abbey ("Fire on the Mountain") and adapted for the screen by the great Dalton Trumbo. Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas ignites the screen in his personal favorite role as a cowboy on a collision course with the modern world. After landing himself in jail trying to break out his friend, Jack Burns (Douglas) finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson (Walter Matthau), who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive. Co-starring Gena Rowlands, George Kennedy and Carroll O'Connor and featuring top-notch cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop ("Experiment in Terror") with a rousing score by Jerry Goldsmith, "Lonely Are the Brave" is an unforgettable portrait of a man defying life in an orderly world. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell; "A Tribute": Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Steven Spielberg and Michael Douglas discuss the film's legacy; "The Music of Lonely Are the Brave"; trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
NOVA: Mysteries of Sleep
(2020) Like virtually every other animal, humans need sleep to survive, but what do we gain from spending nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? What’s at stake if we sleep poorly? The exact benefits of sleeping have long been something of a mystery, but now scientists are looking deep into the brain to see exactly what happens when we catch z’s. One study has revealed that well-timed bursts of pink noise can nudge a person’s brain waves to extend periods of slow-wave, aka deep, sleep. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
(2019) Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll. Set against the splendor of the Winter Olympic Games, an intimate and unexpected love story develops between two lonely hearts, each at their own crossroads in life. Penelope is a first time Olympian and introverted cross-country skier, who, after finishing her event early on in the games, finds herself spending time in Athletes Village with the gregarious and outgoing volunteer dentist, Ezra. While both are eager to form connections at the Olympic Games, they're held back by the very thing that has propelled them to this point; what do you do once your lifelong dream has come true, and you're faced with taking the next step? Filmed on location in the actual Olympic Village at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
(2020) Voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong, Grey Griffin, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, George Psarras, John Ratzenberger. Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. Read more about "Onward" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. (Pixar/Disney).
(2020) Derek Phillips, Josh Crotty, Lauren Elaine, Sarah Butler, Steven Swadling. Suspenseful film focuses on stockbroker Peter Allen (Phillips), whose world is turned upside down when his troubled younger brother Alex (Crotty) returns from military duty in Afghanistan while Peter is under house arrest, forcing the elder brother to dig into a dark and secret past that he’d sooner remain hidden. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Bayview Films).
The Postcard Killings
(2020) Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, Cush Jumbo, Joachim Król, Steven Mackintos, Denis O’Hare. Based on the James Patterson and Liza Marklund #1 New York Times bestselling novel. NY Detective Jacob Kanon’s (Morgan) world is destroyed when his daughter and son-in-law are brutally murdered in London. Unable to sit idly by and do nothing, Jacob travels to London to get the answers he needs. As he learns of similar heinous murders happening across Europe -- each preceded by a postcard sent to a local journalist -- Jacob is in a race against time to stop the killings and find justice for his little girl. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of The Postcard Killings." (RLJE Films).
(2019 -- Japan) Thirty years has passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish, begins. The top-grossing original anime feature of 2019.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Interview with director Hiroyuki Imaishi, Studio TRIGGER round table, "Side: Galo and Side: Lio" short films with English dub, trailers. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory).
Sonic the Hedgehog
(2020) James Marsden Ben Schwartz Tika Sumpte, Jim Carrey. Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, "Sonic the Hedgehog" tells the story of the world's speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. Read more about "Sonic the Hedgehog" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Blu-ray extras: Commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz; "Around the World in 80 Seconds: Sonic’s next adventure!"; deleted scene; bloopers—; "“Speed Me Up” Music Video"; "For the Love of Sonic" with Jim Carrey and the cast; "Building Robotnik with Jim Carrey"; "The Blue Blur: Origins of Soni"; "Sonic On Set." For a limited time, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo packs will include a printed, Limited Edition comic book featuring an adventure with Sonic and The Donut Lord. (Paramount).
(2019) Scott Friend, Emma Duncan, Alex Breaux, Elisabeth Noone. Thriller follows Will Shipe, the scion of a powerful family living near the Mason Dixon line, as he moves back home after years in the city. His old friend Nick, who still lives in town, is feverishly digging in the land because of a vision he can’t escape. What's buried in this small town and the events around it has repercussions that affect the past and future of Shipe's legacy. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
The Venerable W.
(2017 -- Switzerland/France) Evil comes in many forms. In Myanmar, it manifests in the casual racism and Islamophobia of influential, charismatic Burmese Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu. Through interviews with international journalists and community leaders who protest against Wirathu’s views, shocking amateur footage of the persecution of the Rohingya, and through powerful storytelling, acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder ("Reversal of Fortune," "Koko: A Talking Gorilla," and "Barfly") slowly, but inexorably, builds his case. Perhaps most damning of all are the interviews with the man himself; couching his nationalist fervor in life-affirming rhetoric. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi
(2019 -- UK) Devika Bhise, Rupert Everett, Nathaniel Parker, Ben Lamb, Jodhi Ma, Derek Jacobi. The epic true story of the legendary Rani (translation: Queen) of Jhansi, the fearless freedom fighter who became a feminist icon in India. In 1857 India, this 24-year-old general led her people into furious battle against the British Empire, shifting the balance of power in the region -- and setting in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: “The Making of The Warrior Queen of Jhansi” featurette, photo gallery, theatrical trailer. (Lionsgate).
(2020) James Le Gros, Mira Sorvino, Stacey Oristano, Dominic Monaghan, Christopher Backus, Steven Swadling. A famous novelist known for his “airport” best-sellers who seeks to pen a more serious novel inspired by the ancient remains of the only human ever found in the La Brea Tar Pits, finds himself tumbling down a spiral of obsession that may leave his most important relationship in shambles: his marriage. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Bayview Films).
The Way Back
(2020) Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, Michaela Watkins, Da'Vinchi, Hayes MacArthur, Rachael Carpani, Glynn Turman. Jack Cunningham (Affleck) was a high school basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption. Read more about "The Way Back" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Way Back: This Sporting Life," "Every Loss Is Another Fight: The Road to Redemption." (Warner).
(2019 -- France) Mackenson Bijou, Louise Labèque, Wislanda Louimat. Injects history and politics into an unconventional cross-genre film. Opening in 1962 Haiti, the horror-fantasy follows the real-life story of Clairvius Narcisse (Bijou), who falls dead on the street but is soon turned into a "zombi" when he is dug up from his grave and forced to work on a sugar-cane plantation. Shifting to present-day Paris at the Légion d'honneur boarding school, a rebellious teen named Fanny (Labèque) befriends Melissa (Louimat), who moved to France when her parents died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. After recruiting her into a secret literary sorority, Fanny learns of Melissa's connection to Clairvius, and becomes obsessed with her new friend's past and culture, soon doing the unthinkable: seeking out her voodoo mambo aunt to solve her recent heartbreak. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary by director Bertrand Bonello; bonus short film "Child of the Sky" (directed by Phillip Montgomery, UK): A young woman wakes up in the desert, lost and cold; she's summoned by a powerful force to a strange woman who takes her in -- but there is a price. (Film Movement).
(2019) Three-disc set with four episodes. Emmy and SAG-nominated actress Ashley Jensen is back in the P.I business as she resumes the comic antics, crafty know-how, and chic fashions of the charismatic sleuth in the quintessentially British village mystery based on the bestselling novels by M.C. Beaton. In Series 3, Agatha is now an official private investigator and operates her first detective agency, where pressures are high to keep new business flowing. When Agatha’s new agency fails to attract clients, her firm investigates the haunting of Ivy Hall, a mystery that has baffled locals, historians and ambitious treasure hunters for centuries, as the perfect opportunity to drum up business; Agatha investigates a young woman about to get married and a would-be-assassin found dead; Agatha takes a relaxing trip to a traditional winter festival with her team to temporarily relieve her troubles behind, but her plans are quickly derailed when a gruesome discovery leaves all of Carsely fearing for their safety. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus disc with Q&A, cast games, locations tour, behind-the-scenes featurette. (Acorn Media).
Albert Einstein: Still a Revolutionary
(2020) Albert Einstein, the most famous scientist of all time, was a world renowned celebrity, greeted like a rock star when he appeared in public. An anti-war firebrand, Einstein also spoke out on issues ranging from women's rights and racism to immigration and nuclear arms control. But today, his image has been neutered into that of a charmingly absent-minded genius. He was, in fact, a powerful force for social change and a model for political activism. Using a wealth of rarely-seen archival footage, correspondence, and new and illuminating interviews, Julia Newman's documentary makes the case that Einstein's example of social and political activism is as important today as are his brilliant, ground-breaking theories.
Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).
All Night Long
(1981) Screen legends Gene Hackman and Barbra Streisand star as the oddest couple to beat the odds in this offbeat comedy that proves a man can lose everything and still live happily ever after. After successful executive George Dupler (Hackman) is demoted to managing a seedy all-night drugstore, he decides to totally change his life. Leaving his wife, he takes up with Cheryl (Streisand), a sexy but ditzy neighbor -- who's already had an affair with his son (Dennis Quaid)! Now his hands are full with his new wild woman by day and his weird and crazy customers by night in this screwball romantic comedy. The top-notch cast includes Diane Ladd, Kevin Dobson, William Daniels and Ann Doran. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with screenwriter W.D. Richter, two radio spots, trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(1982 -- UK/Greece) Terror strikes in paradise as Academy Award-winning actors James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova star in this thrilling tale of sea monsters and sacrificial virgins, from the people that brought you the notoriously gruesome "Island of Death." When treasure hunter Frye (Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil's missing sister, Madeline. Written and produced by Nico Mastorakis, this is a suspense-filled creature feature surging with blood, nudity and beachside aerobics. New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with director/co-writer Richard Jefferies; newly-filmed interview with producer/co-writer Nico Mastorakis; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Gingold. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
The Deuce: The Complete Third Season
(2019) All eight episodes brings us into the world of 1985, just as VHS overtakes film as the primary medium for porn production and distribution. The lure of the California sunshine, the city's aggressive takeover of commercial sex properties in Times Square and the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic mark the end of an era. With the party of the 1970s winding down, 42nd Street has deteriorated into a hive of uncontrolled violent crime and seedy video stores, making urban renewal seem more unlikely than ever before. Following the interconnected lives of Times Square's barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police, mobsters, porn actors and producers, the third season brings the series' arc to a dramatic conclusion. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Stage Setting Piece," eight "Inside the Episode" featurettes. (Warner).
The Deuce: The Complete Series
(2017-10) Eight-disc DVD boxed set includes all episodes from Seasons 1 through 3, including previously released special features. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Duet For Cannibals
(1969) Essayist, novelist, critic, cinephile, and all-around intellectual dynamo Susan Sontag made her directorial debut with this definition-defying, dryly funny psychological serio-comedy, the result of a Swedish studio's invitation to her to make a film in Stockholm. The result, revolving around the quadrangular relationship between an arrogant ex-revolutionist German intellectual exile, his elegant wife, their Swedish student secretary, and the earnest secretary's bride-to-be, is a roundelay of partner-swapping that gradually drifts towards uncharted territory, gamesmanship that broaches the surreal and violent. Defying literal-minded interpretation, "Duet for Cannibals" is both an illustrative companion to Sontag's criticism and the introduction of a startlingly original filmmaker. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by artist and writer Wayne Koestenbaum; booklet essay by film critic Adam Nayman, interview with Agnès Varda and Susan Sontag (1969), trailers. (Metrograph Pictures/Kino Lorber).
Escape From L.A. Collector’s Edition
(1996) Kurt Russell rejoins filmmakers John Carpenter and Debra Hill to do to Los Angeles what they did to the Big Apple in "Escape From New York." Snake Plissken (Russell) takes on Los Angeles after a 9.6 earthquake decimates the city. His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device. Snake surfs Wilshire Blvd., shoots hoops at the Coliseum, dive bombs the Happy Kingdom theme park, and mixes it up with a wild assortment of friends and foes including Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Bruce Campbell, Peter Fonda, George Corraface, Cliff Robertson and Pam Grier. New 4K film scan from the original negative. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: New "A Little Bit Off Beat" interview with actor Stacy Keach; new "Beverly Hills Workshed" audio interview with Bruce Campbell; new "Part of the Family" interview with Peter Jason; new "Miss A Shot, Get A Shot" interview with George Corraface; new "One Eye is Better Than None" interview with special effects artist Jim Mc Pherson; new "The Renderman" interview with visual effects artist David Jones; theatrical trailer; TV spots; still gallery. (Scream Factory).
Girls Just Wanna Have Blood
(2019) Bettina Skye, David M. Sitbon, Gigi Gustin. When social outcast Jessica is accepted into a trio of teenage vampires, she finds herself thrust into a nocturnal world of murder, drugs and all-night parties as they stalk the patrons of local bars and clubs. Meanwhile, a mysterious, foreign vampire hunter searches the underworld in hopes of putting a stake right through their plan to party forever. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Wild Eye Releasing).
Horrors of Spider Island
(1960 -- Germany) Harald Maresch, Helga Franck, Alexander D'Arcy. Produced in 1960 as "Body in the Web," it became a notorious Adults Only feature throughout Europe (though banned in the UK). Three years later and sheared of its nudity, it was repackaged for American audiences as a brain-melting monster movie filled with stripper-cat-fights, skimpy lingerie, and radioactive arachnids. The completely uncensored version, scanned from the Düsseldorf dupe negative, as well as the alternate U.S. release, scanned from a pristine low con print, are now together for the first time. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "The History of Spider-Island" with Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger, audio interview with actor Alexander D'Arcy by horror historian David Del Valle, alternate clothed scenes, trailer. (Severin Films). Due to logistical delays caused by the current shelter-in-place-orders, this release has been moved to June 16.
(1970) The trailblazing independent auteur John Cassavetes pushes his raw, uncompromising emotional realism to its limit in this unflinching portrait of masculinity in crisis. Cassavetes joins Ben Gazzara and Peter Falk -- both of whom would become key collaborators of the director's -- playing a trio of middle-aged Long Island family men who, following the sudden death of their best friend, channel their grief into an epic, multiday bender that takes them from Manhattan to London in a desperate, debauched quest to feel alive. By turns painfully funny and woundingly perceptive, this self-described "comedy about life, death, and freedom" stands as perhaps the most fearless, harrowingly honest deconstruction of American manhood ever committed to film.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: Audio commentary from 2009 featuring critic Marshall Fine; new interviews with producer Al Ruban and actor Jenny Runacre; new video essay featuring audio recordings of John Cassavetes in his own words exploring the actor-director's spirited approach to acting; "The Story of Husbands -- A Tribute to John Cassavetes" (2009), a half-hour program featuring Ruban, actor Ben Gazzara, and cinematographer Victor J. Kemper; episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1970 featuring Cassavetes, Gazzara, and actor Peter Falk; trailer; an essay by filmmaker Andrew Bujalski. (The Criterion Collection).
The Invisible Man
(2020) Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen. When Cecilia's (Moss) abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. Read more about "The Invisible Man" in the May Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes; "Moss Manifested" in which Elisabeth Moss describes the physical and emotional challenges she faced while portraying Cecilia, a woman whose truth is constantly questioned by those around her; "Director’s Journey With Leigh Whannell" in which Leigh Whannell acts as tour guide through principal photography, from day 1 to day 40; "The Players" behind-the-scenes; "Timeless Terror" behind the scenes look at how writer/director Leigh Whannell re-imagined this iconic character through the lens of modern technology and socially relatable themes. (Paramount).
The Man Standing Next
(2020 -- South Korea) Lee Sung-min, Kwak Do-won, Lee Byung-hun. In the 1970's, Korea is under the absolute control of President Park Chung-hee, who controls the KCIA, the country's spy and intelligence service. In the midst of Park's reign of fear, a former KCIA director, Park Yong-gak, exiles to the U.S where an investigation of "Koreagate" is underway. As the tension escalates, the stifling political maneuvering leads up to Park's assassination in 1979. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (MPI Media Group).
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
(2019) Inspired by Robbie Robertson’s 2017 bestselling memoir “Testimony,” this documentary deeply dissects The Band’s magic and dysfunction, presenting a backstage view of the group's inner workings and offering audiences an unseen look at their impact on the music industry. The documentary chronicles Robertson’s introduction to music and the group’s revolutionary collaboration with Bob Dylan, to their final tour as one of the most influential groups of their era. Brings together never-before-seen archival footage and audio, while offering a refreshing backstage look at the band through interviews with Robertson, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, Ronnie Hawkins and more. (Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
(2019) Zora Howard, Joshua Boone. On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet Ayanna meets Isaiah, a charming music producer who has just moved to the city. It's not long before these two artistic souls are drawn together in a passionate summer romance. But as the highs of young love give way to jealousy, suspicion, and all-too-real consequences, Ayanna must confront the complexities of the adult world whether she is ready or not. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
(1982 -- Indonesia) Ruth Pelupessi, W.D. Mochtar, Fachrul Rozy. Indonesian exploitation studio Rapi Films and writer/director Sisworo Gautama Putra unleashed this chiller that rocked the Muslim nation, transformed the country’s genre film industry, and remains one of the most influential shockers in Asian horror history. While mourning the death of his mother, a troubled teen discovers a nightmare world of restless spirits, supernatural vengeance and occult terror. Scanned from the original negative. A 2017 remake became an international festival favorite and one of Indonesia’s biggest hits ever. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Satan's Box Office" interview with producer Gope T. Samtani; "Indonesian Atmosphere" interview with screenwriter Imam Tantowi; "Satan's Slave Obsession" audio interview with remake director Joko Anwar. (Severin Films). Due to logistical delays caused by the current shelter-in-place-orders, this release has been moved to June 2.
This compilation of five early short films by Martin Scorsese offers a fascinating window onto his artistic development. Spanning the years from Scorsese's time at NYU in the mid-1960s to the late 70s, when he was emerging as one of the era's most electrifying talents, "Scorsese Shorts" centers on the intimate home movie "Italianamerican" (1974) -- a loving snapshot of the director's parents -- and "American Boy" (1978), a freewheeling portrait of a larger-than-life raconteur. Also included are "The Big Shave" (1967), a daringly visceral response to America's involvement in Vietnam, and the bracing student films "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?" (1963) and "It's Not Just You, Murray!" (1964). Touching on many of Scorsese's key themes-Italian American identity, family, his beloved New York City-these are hilarious, candid, and illuminating works from the preeminent American filmmaker of our time.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with new, director-approved 4K digital restorations of all five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray.
Extras: New conversation between director Martin Scorsese and film critic Farran Smith Nehme; new discussion among filmmakers Ari Aster and Josh and Benny Safdie; more; an essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and various materials from Scorsese's archive. (The Criterion Collection).
Silicon Valley: The Complete Sixth Season
(2019) All seven episodes. In the sixth and final season of the hit series, Pied Piper is finally seeing the fruits of their labor – they have a huge new office and employees to fill it. But they soon find that being a bigger company means dealing with bigger problems. Can they achieve their vision without sacrificing their morals? Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Silicon Valley: The Complete Series
(2014-19) Nine-disc DVD boxed set includes all the episodes from Seasons 1 through 6. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto
(1987-2018) One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there's no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto's diverse filmography, including his most recent offering -- his samurai drama "Killing," making its home video premiere. Includes: "Tetsuo: The Iron Man," "Tetsuo II: Body Hammer," "Tokyo Fist," "Bullet Ballet," "A Snake of June," "Vital," "Kotoko," "The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo" (short), "Haze" (short). Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Commentaries, featurettes, collectible booklet, more. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh
(1971 --Italy) George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi, Ivan Rassimov, Alberto de Mendoza. In English and Italian with English subtitles. Fenech stars as an unfaithful diplomat’s wife who finds herself hunted by a razor-wielding sex maniac while simultaneously haunted by her own depraved desires. Also known as "Blade of the Ripper" and "Next!" Newly scanned in 4k from the inter-negative.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Of Vice and Virtue" interview with director Sergio Martino; "Cold As Ice" interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi; "Vienna Vice" interview with actor George Hilton and Italian genre historian Antonio Bruschini; archive interview with actress Edwige Fenech; introduction by George Hilton;
audio commentary with Kat Ellinger, author Of "All The Colors Of Sergio Martino"; trailer. (Severn Films). Due to logistical delays caused by the current shelter-in-place-orders, this release has been moved to June 2.
(1985 -- France) Robert Ginty and Belinda Mayne play Bo and Inga, brother and sister jewel thieves who target the legendary "White Fire" diamond -- a priceless rock so hot it actually burns those who try to lay their hands on it. When tragedy strikes, Bo undertakes an outrageous plan involving plastic surgery and explosives to infiltrate the mine where the diamond awaits. Bo's plan hits an unexpected snag with the arrival of smooth-talking badass Noah Barclay, played by Fred Williamson. Noah's hunting for a missing prostitute -- and he thinks Bo and Inga hold the key to her disappearance. Erotic filmmaker Jean-Marie Pallardy ("Erotic Diary of a Lumberjack") brings his kinky touch to high octane action in this infamous exploitation epic, complete with chainsaw mayhem, awkward brotherly love, and a very 80s theme song by the band Limelight. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger; "Surviving the Fire" new interview with writer-director Jean-Marie Pallardy; "Enter the Hammer" new interview with actor Fred Williamson; "Diamond Cutter" new interview with editor Bruno Zincone. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(2018) The directorial debut of actor Paul Dano reveals a filmmaking talent of remarkable intelligence and restraint. Adapted by Dano and Zoe Kazan from the novel by Richard Ford, this meticulously crafted portrait of the American nuclear family in crisis charts the rift that forms within a 1960s Montana household when the father and breadwinner (Jake Gyllenhaal) abruptly departs to fight the forest fires raging nearby, leaving his restless wife (Carey Mulligan, in a performance of fearless emotional honesty) and teenage son (Ed Oxenbould) to pick up the pieces. A deeply human look at a woman's wayward journey toward self-fulfillment in the pre-women's-liberation era and a sensitively observed, child's-eye coming-of-age tale, Wildlife poignantly illuminates the complex ways in which families function, fall apart, and find their way. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with, new director-approved 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interviews with director Paul Dano, screenwriter Zoe Kazan, actors Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, cinematographer Diego García, production designer Akin McKenzie, and costume designer Amanda Ford; new conversation on the film's post-production with Dano, editor Matthew Hannam, and composer David Lang; Film at Lincoln Center conversation from 2018 between Dano and novelist Richard Ford about the film's source material; an essay by critic Mark Harris. (The Criterion Collection).
(2011) Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a "Master of Horror" in the making thanks to his directorial debut, "May," he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: "The Woman," an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere. The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers) stumbles upon her while hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and "civilize" her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned ... In a definitive new edition with a 4K remaster. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New commentaries; "Dad on the Wall" new 75-minute fly-on-the-wall behind-the-scenes documentary filmed by the director's father Mike McKee; "Being Peggy Cleek," a newly filmed interview with star Lauren Ashley Carter; "Malam Domesticam" archive making-of featurette; "Meet the Makers" short featurette on the making of the film; Deleted Scenes "Mi Burro," a short film by editor Zach Passero; “Distracted” music video by Sean Spillane; Frightfest Total Film Panel Discussion, a 2011 onstage chat about the future of American indie horror at the popular horror film festival, featuring Lucky McKee, Andrew van den Houten, Larry Fessenden, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and Ti West; theatrical trailers; image galleries; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michael Blyth, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Kevin Kovelant. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
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