(2020) Madison Pettis, Lizze Broadway, Piper Curda, Natasha Behnam, Darren Barnet. It’s senior year at East Great Falls and four teens -- Annie, Kayla, Michelle and Stephanie -- decide to finally harness their girl power and band together to get what they want from their last year of high school. The boys won’t know what hit them when these sassy sweethearts begin calling the shots with wild parties, sexy adventures and a Stifler. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Universal).
B: The Beginning - Season One
(2018) All 12 episodes of this gripping, character-driven crime procedural uniquely blends the visual marvel of anime, dystopian sci-fi supernatural fantasy, and gritty mystery narrative in equal measures. The tiny city-state of Cremona has been shocked by a string of gruesome murders. As only vicious killers are being targeted, and from an enigmatic mark left at each crime scene, people call this mysterious executioner, "Killer B." When former detective Keith Kazama Flick is called back on duty after an eight-year-long hiatus, a new team assembles at the Royal Investigation Service with the purpose of putting an end to the bloodshed. But Keith appears burdened by too many ghosts from his past. And as much greater and ominous scheme starts emerging, he will need to come to terms with them all. Series presentation in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub.
Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Pilot film that inspired the Netflix series, "Clean Opening - Clean Ending," interview with creator Kazuto Nakazawa, mini-poster, two art cards. A limited-edition ultimate collection adds a 160-page hardback book (a comprehensive series bible, packed with information about every element of B: The Beginning's world and story, taking fans behind the scenes of its production with staff interviews, character designs, background artwork, location information and more, original soundtrack on CD (featuring 21 tracks, including the previously unreleased "Farewell to the Black-winged King"), an extra art card, all housed in a visually striking slipcase. (Shout! Factory).
The Blue Eyes
(2012 -- Mexico) Zachary Booth, Allison Case, Ofelia Medina.While vacationing in Chiapas, an American couple finds their lives turned upside down after an encounter with a mysterious Mayan shape-shifter. Karen Fisher (Case) and Paul Henderson (Booth), a young American couple, travels to Chiapas, Mexico for vacation. While there, they have a run-in with Yaxte (Medina), a mysterious shape-shifting witch. Soon, the couple is beset by stray dogs, hallucinations, fevers, nightmares and earthly temptations, and a wedge is driven deep between them. Can the couple escape their strange encounters with the supernatural? Are the sins of their forbears to blame for a terrifying Mayan curse? Formats: DVD, Digital. (IndiePix Films).
Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!
(2020) Voices of Melissa Rauch, Max Greenfield and George Lopez. It's been 10 years since the creation of the Great Truce, an elaborate joint-species surveillance system designed and monitored by cats and dogs to keep the peace when conflicts arise. But when a tech-savvy parrot villain hacks into wireless networks to use frequencies only heard by cats and dogs, he manipulates them into conflict, and the worldwide battle between cats and dogs is back on. Now, a team of inexperienced and untested agents will have to use their old-school animal instincts to restore order and peace between cats and dogs everywhere.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Animal Charades: Making Cats & Dogs 3," "Cast Reveals All: Deep Animal Thoughts," gag reel. (Warner).
Cut Throat City
(2019) Shameik Moore, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, Eiza Gonzalez, Ethan Hawke. The story of four boyhood friends from New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to decimated homes, no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around -- by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.
Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
The Devil to Pay
(2019) Danielle Deadwyler, Catherine Dyer, Jayson Warner Smith, Brad Carter, Luce Rains. After the disappearance of her husband, Lemon, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community, must repay her husband’s debt to the oldest family on the mountain and their murderous biscuit-making matriarch in order to save her young son’s life. Armed with only her wits and tenacity, Lemon must unravel the mysteries her husband left behind or lose everything she’s ever loved. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Uncork'd Entertainment).
Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna
(2020 -- Japan) Animated adventure takes place five years after the events of “Digimon Adventure tri,” the six-part film series released in 2015. Now on the cusp of adulthood, Tai and his DigiDestined friends discover that with age their bonds with each of their Digimon will ultimately break. How does it end for Tai, Agumon and the others? Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Final Evolution: Remembering 20 Years of Digimon Adventure." (Toei Animation and Shout! Factory).
Eli Roth's History of Horror Season 1
(2018) Seven episode documentary series directed and hosted by Award-winning horror film director Eli Roth ("Cabin Fever") features interviews with a who’s who of horror movies and television, including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie, Linda Blair, Slash, Robert Englund , Tippi Hedren, Haley Joel Osment, Elijah Wood and David Arquette. Roth brings together the masters of horror -- the storytellers and stars who define the genre -- to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode takes viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examines the genre's impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Five featurettes and extended interviews with King, Edgar Wright, Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Roger Corman, John Landis and Joe Dante. (RLJE Films).
Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!
(2020) All-new original animated film. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us. With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanterns, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).
(2019 -- Hong Kong) When a brilliant but trigger-happy detective (played by martial arts powerhouse Max Zhang) is outsmarted by a serial killer, he pays a high price for his momentary lapse in judgment. Robbed of both his fiancée and his job, he soon spirals out of control and goes back to what he knows best: fighting. Unbeknownst to him, a serendipitous reunion with an old rival (Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva) may be the key to unlocking the truth about his fiancée’s disappearance — and to apprehending the killer. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
The Pale Door
(2020) Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Noah Segan, Stan Shaw, Bill Sage. The Dalton gang finds shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south. Seeking help for their wounded leader, they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town’s square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "The Making of The Pale Door," filmmaker commentary, "editing The Pale Door." (RLJE Films).
Pierrot le fou
(1965 -- France) Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeois world behind. Yet this is no normal road trip: the 10th feature in six years by genius auteur Jean-Luc Godard is a stylish mash-up of anticonsumerist satire, au courant politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, “the last romantic couple.” With blissful color imagery by cinematographer Raoul Coutard and Belmondo and Karina at their most animated, "Pierrot le fou" is one of the high points of the French New Wave, and was Godard’s last frolic before he moved ever further into radical cinema.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Interview with actor Anna Karina from 2007; a “Pierrot Primer," a video essay from 2007 written and narrated by filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin; "Godard, l’amour, la poésie," a 50-minute French documentary from 2007, directed by Luc Lagier, about director Jean-Luc Godard and his work and marriage with Karina; excerpts of interviews from 1965 with Godard, Karina, and actor Jean-Paul Belmondo; trailer; an essay by critic Richard Brody, along with (Blu-ray only) a 1969 review by Andrew Sarris and a 1965 interview with Godard. (The Criterion Collection).
(2020) Ryan Phillippe, Jack Griffo, Samaire Armstrong, Casper Van Dien, William Katt, Richard Burgi, William McNamara, Jennifer Wenger. Secret-service agent Vic Davis (Phillippe) is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Shawn (Griffo), from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. The daughter of a Supreme Court Justice is the target and this armed faction will stop at nothing to kidnap her. Vic quickly realizes that there’s no one coming to rescue them and must now use his entire set of skills to save her and his son from an incredibly dangerous and lethal situation
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Universal).
The Secret Garden
(2019) Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson, Isis Davis, Maeve Dermody. Set in a new time period in 1947 England, on the eve of Partition in India, and in the aftermath of WWII in Britain, the film follows Mary Lennox (Egerickx), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Firth) on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst), who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor: A magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever. Based on the famous children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Universal).
Star Trek: Picard - Season One
(2020) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Patrick Stewart reprises his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past. The new series follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (CBS/Paramount).
(2020) Johnny Whitworth, Maurice McRae, Zazie Beetz, Afton Williamson, Larry Pine. A New York journalist who gets assigned the story of a missing African-American young girl risks his career and takes the matter into his own hands trying to find her. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
Tales From the Hood 3
(2020) Tony Todd, Lynn Whitfield, Cooper Huckabee, Jaime M. Callica, London Brown, Stephanie Sy, John B. Lowe, Natasha Burnett. The next installment of the ground-breaking "Tales from the Hood" franchise. This all-new anthology contains four terrifying tales that will scare and thrill with horrifying twists and social commentary.
Formats: DVD, VOD. (Universal).
The Tax Collector
(2020) Bobby Soto, Cinthya Carmona, Shia LaBeouf. A crime thriller set on the streets of Los Angeles. Family man David (Soto) and his longtime partner, Creeper (LaBeouf), are "tax collectors" for the crime lord Wizard, meaning they collect his cut from the profits of local gangs' illicit dealings. But when Wizard's old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (RLJ Entertainment).
To Your Last Death
(2020) A blood-splattered, timewarped animated family drama. After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her father to punish his children, Miriam receives an offer from a supernatural entity to go back in time and try again. Now, Miriam must survive both her father's blood lust and the Gamemaster's ever-changing rules to save her siblings as she relives the worst night of her life. Formats: Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Each Blu-ray purchase will come with a redemption code to over four hours of digital extras, including: an audio commentary with director Jason Axinn; a Zoom panel with Axinn, star Dani Lennon and others; an interview with star William Shatner; interviews and behind-the-scenes with stars Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Bill Moseley, Dani Lennon and Florence Hartigan; a behind-the-scenes reel; comic con panels; an animation demo with lead animator Mohammad Ali Sharifpour; unused artwork and animation; crowdfunding highlights; featurettes on the development of the film. (Quiver Distribution).
(2019 -- Japan) On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. Though things seem peaceful on the surface, he reveals this world is in danger and as the destined Goddess of the Green Wind, it is Akane’s responsibility to bring back the rain and save this world from the terror know as Zan-Gu. Joining Akane on her journey is Pipo, an alchemist in training, and her adventurous Aunt Chii. "The Wonderland" is based on Sachiko Kashiwaba’s celebrated children’s book Chikashitru Kara no Fushigi na Tabi ("Strange Journey from the Basement"). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: “Our Wonderland” cast interview; “Mayu Matsuoka’s Amazing Adventure”' audio commentary with character designer & concept artist Ilya Kuvshinov and Eleven Arts’ Chris Platt and Amelie Khuat. (Eleven Arts/Shout! Factory).
(2019 -- Belgium) Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon, Clara Cleymans. While waiting for his girlfriend to come out of surgery, Michael stumbles upon a terrified young woman, gagged and strapped to an operating table; she is the result of an experimental rejuvenation treatment. Offering to help her escape, he removes her restraints but soon realizes he’s just unleashed a virus that will turn the entire hospital into a zone of bloodthirsty zombies. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of Yummy." (RLJE Films).
(2020) Jonathan Lipnicki, Avery Konrad, Lochlyn Munro & Timothy V. Murphy. After a violent incident with a school nemesis, 17-year-old Chance Sinclair (Konrad) is sent to live with her draconian grandfather (Timothy V. Murphy) at his lavish estate, where she soon uncovers a dangerous ancient family secret. Suddenly caught between warring factions of the family, her only hope for survival may well come from a killer-for-hire (Lipnicki) with a fortuitous stroke of culinary genius. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Well Go USA).
(1974) Diahann Carroll is radiant in an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance as Claudine, a strong-willed single mother, raising six kids in Harlem, whose budding relationship with a gregarious garbage collector (an equally fantastic James Earl Jones) is stressed by the difficulty of getting by in an oppressive system. As directed by the formerly blacklisted leftist filmmaker John Berry, this romantic comedy with a social conscience deftly balances warm humor with a serious look at the myriad issues -- from cycles of poverty to the indignities of the welfare system -- that shape its characters’ realities. The result is an empathetic chronicle of both black working-class struggle and black joy, a bittersweet, bighearted celebration of family and community set to a sunny soul soundtrack composed by Curtis Mayfield and performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary from 2003 featuring actors Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, filmmaker George Tillman Jr. and Dan Pine, son of screenwriters Lester Pine and Tina Pine; new conversation on the film between filmmaker Robert Townsend and programmer Ashley Clark; illustrated audio excerpts from a 1974 AFI Harold Lloyd Master Seminar featuring Carroll; an essay by critic Danielle A. Jackson. (The Criterion Collection).
DC Showcase -- Batman: Death in the Family
(2020) Five fascinating tales from the iconic DC canon, anchored by an extended version of 1988's "Batman: Death in the Family." This version is Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control -- offering many different ways for viewers to tell the story, with numerous twists and turns in the middle, and several possible endings. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s portfolio, the 2019-2020 series of shorts – which have been individually included on DC Universe Movies releases since Summer 2019 – include: "Sgt. Rock," "Adam Strange," "Death" and "The Phantom Stranger." Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Commentaries. (Warner). Read more here.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
(2019) A sequel and epilogue to the television series "Breaking Bad," which followed chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) partnering with a former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) to become kingpins in the production of crystal meth in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This thriller was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of "Breaking Bad." Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo Steelbook. Extras: "Super Commentary": An ensemble audio commentary featuring 46 members of the cast and crew; "Making El Camino" behind-the-scenes documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew; "Snow Globe: A Breaking Bad Short"; "Skinny Pete in the Box" teaser; "On the Radio" teaser; "Rocker Salvage" commercial; "Vamonos Pest" commercial; “Enchanted” by Chloe x Halle; visual effects design galleries. Blu-ray adds audio Commentary with Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul; deleted and extended scenes; gag reel; scene studies with Vince Gilligan. (Sony).
(2020) Ruby Rose, Jean Reno, Rupert Evans. In this punishing action-thriller, a former Marine turned doorman (Rose) at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader (Reno) — while struggling to protect her sister’s family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman calls upon her deadly fighting skills to end the showdown. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “In Service of Others: Reflections of the Cast” featurette. (Lionsgate).
The Flintstones: The Complete Series
(1960-66) Ten-disc set with all 166 episodes. "The Flintstones" first premiered on ABC in 1960 and became a hit. It was the first animated series to air in primetime on US television and was the first adult-targeted cartoon on TV. At one point, "The Flintstones" was the longest-running series of its genre and was the first animated series to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras:Two bonus movies: "The Man Called Flintstone" and "The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown!" (Warner).
Friday the 13th Collection (Deluxe Edition) Blu-ray
The definitive Blu-ray collection released in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original and groundbreaking 1980 film "Friday the 13th." The 16-disc set includes all 12 original films from Paramount Pictures and New Line Cinema. It also includes new extras, a new collectible rigid slipcover with newly-commissioned art, a new 40-page collectible essay booklet with archival still photography, and new 4K film transfers for Parts 1-4, with Part 3 in its original 3D presentation. Additionally, each film comes with a dedicated Blu-ray case featuring original theatrical artwork. The 12 films included: "Friday the 13th" (1980) (theatrical and uncut versions on two discs), "Friday the 13th Part 2" (1981), "Friday the 13th Part 3" (1982), "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (1984), "Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning" (1985), "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" (1986), "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood" (1988), "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan" (1989), "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday" (theatrical and unrated versions on two discs)(1993), "Jason X" (2001), "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003) and "Friday the 13th" (Remake) (2009). Plus two discs of new and vintage bonus features. (Scream Factory).
House of Cardin
(2019) Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. This documentary is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of legendary French designer Pierre Cardin. Originally renowned in the 50s and 60s for pioneering outrageously trendy ready-to-wear fashions, this documentary traces his origins as an apprentice all the way through to his current position atop a fashion empire. Features interviews with Cardin and with associates, models, and customers including Sharon Stone, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alice Cooper, Naomi Campbell, Phillipe Starck and Dionne Warwick. This Collector’s Edition features nearly two hours of bonus material including rarities from Cardin’s archives and extra interview footage along with a CD of the soundtrack and 16-page booklet. Formats: DCVD, Digital. Extras: "Pierre Cardin: Le Futur"; "Pierre Cardin Goes to the Venice Film Festival"; "Rufskin at the Palais Bulles"; "Exploring Pierre Cardin's Birthplace"; historical montage; Cardin exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum; Cardin Exhibit at SCAD; 1969 Dutch Fashion Reel; "Sculptures Utilitaires"; ovation at the Lido in Venice; interview outtakes: Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick, Jean Michel Garre, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, U.S. and Japan Trailers; reversible artwork. (Altered Innocence).
The Last Exorcist
(2020) Terri Ivens, Danny Trejo, Rachele Brooke Smith, Cate Jones. After every priest trained in exorcisms die in a terrorist attack, Joan Campbell (Brooke Smith) must battle a demon from her past that, this time, possesses her sister. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
(1989) Guy Ecker, Monique Swanson, Jeff Keel. An anthology of bad dreams, making its debut on DVD for the first time worldwide. Newly transferred from its original video master. A confused and frightened young man struggles to discern dream from reality as he stumbles between the confines of a mental institution and a trilogy of menacing visions. A Lothario’s luck runs out when he catfishes a co-worker’s date. A greedy investor reaps the whirlwind when he attempts to turn a beloved amusement park into a shopping mall. A trio of delinquent drug dealers enrages the unlikely guardians of a mom and pop toy shop. Formats: DVD. Extras: Retro VHS inspired VHS reversible cover. (Massacre Video).
(2020) Scott Adkins, Mario Van Peebles, Steven Elder. Hiding out with his son Taylor on the Mexican coast, Nero (Adkins) hopes to put his violent Special Forces career behind him. But after Nero’s home is attacked and Taylor is abducted, the mysterious Mzamo (Van Peebles) orders Nero to slaughter the members of three rival crime syndicates. If he fails, Taylor will die. With bullets flying and bodies dropping, Nero must now complete his mission -- and find Mzamo's hideout, to exact his revenge. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Vikings: Season 6 Vol. 1
(2019-20) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Season six returns following the battle between brothers, which has left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father's shoes as king, while facing several dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals. Meanwhile, Ivar, searching for a new path to separate him from his past, is seen traveling along The Silk Road, eventually leading him to Russia. He meets his match in Prince Oleg , a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Legacy of Lagertha" featurette, "The Creator's Audio Commentary - The Best Laid Plans," deleted scenes. (Warner).
(2020) Tyler Posey, Summer Spiro, Robert Ri’chard, John Posey, Donald Sutherland. One morning, lonely surfer Aidan (Posey) awakens to find that a global pandemic has turned most of humanity into bloodthirsty zombies. Just as he’s ready to give up hope, Aidan spots his attractive neighbor Eva (Spiro) across his apartment complex’s courtyard, and soon the two become “socially distant” friends. Trying to find a way to rescue her, Aidan confronts an eccentric neighbor (Sutherland) who could be their salvation — or downfall.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
The Amityville Harvest
(2020) Sadie Katz, Kyle Lowder, Paul Logan, Julie Anne Prescott. In this intense horror tale, a visit to a crumbling mansion becomes a journey into sheer terror. While staying at an aging manor to research its liquor-smuggling history, Christina and her documentary video team interview their spooky host Vincent — but no one can capture his image or voice on video! After shocking dreams and bloody encounters, the crew members fall under Victor’s hypnotic spell. Can Christina and her sister stave off Victor’s dark magic and survive Amityville’s deadly harvest? Formats: DVD,VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
The Captains Collection
(2019) Four-disc set with four acclaimed "Star Trek" documentaries directed by William Shatner that take an in-depth look at the creation, evolution and legacy of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: "The Captains" (2011), "William Shatner’s Get a Life!" (2012), "The Captains Close Up" five-episode miniseries (2013) and "Chaos on the Bridge: The Untold Story Behind Trek’s Next Generation" (2014).
Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: “The Making of The Captains,” additional stories, “Ponder The Mystery” music video, trailers.
A Special Edition adds a fifth disc with the feature-length documentary "William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet" (2009); "The Captains" extended interviews featuring Walter Koenig (Chekov), Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Rand), Gary Lockwood (Gary Mitchell, “Where No Man Has Gone Before”), Sally Kellerman (Elizabeth Dehner, “Where No Man Has Gone Before”); "Chaos on the Bridge extended interviews featuring Maurice Hurley (Showrunner, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" 1987-89), Ira Steven Behr (writer/producer, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" 1988-89), Jeffrey Katzenberg (Paramount executive, "Star Trek—The Motion Picture"), Les Moonves (president, CBS 1995-2018); "Still Kicking: A Conversation Between William Shatner and Christopher Plummer." A Special Edition The Captains Collection + Has Been (Splatter Vinyl) Bundle includes the five-disc Special Edition Captains Collection Blu-ray alongside William Shatner's "Has Been" vinyl variant, featuring a green, yellow, and black splatter design and limited to 1,000 units. (Shout! Factory).
The Great: Season One
(2020) Four-disc set with all 10 episodes. A satirical, comedic drama -- and occasionally true story -- about the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. An idealistic romantic young girl, she arrives from Prussia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult) hoping for love and sunshine, and finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court on her side. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Bold and Brash: Inside The Great,” "Palatial Panache: The Style of The Great,” gag reel. (Paramount).
(1950) A key forerunner of the new breed of dark, brooding westerns that would cast a shadow over America’s frontier folklore, this subversive psychological saga sounds a death knell for the myth of the outlaw hero. In one of his most morally complex roles, Gregory Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, an infamous gunslinger looking to hang up his holsters and start a new life, but whose reputation draws him inexorably into a cycle of violence and revenge from which he cannot escape. Directed with taut efficiency by the versatile studio-era craftsman Henry King, and shot in striking deep-focus style by master cinematographer Arthur C. Miller, "The Gunfighter" forgoes rough-and-tumble action in favor of an elegiac exploration of guilt and regret that speaks to the anxious soul of postwar America.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview about director Henry King and the film with filmmaker, writer, and archivist Gina Telaroli; new video essay on editor Barbara McLean by film historian and author J. E. Smyth; audio excerpts of interviews with King and McLean from 1970 and ’71; an essay by film critic K. Austin Collins. (The Criterion Collection).
The Hit BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1984) Terence Stamp is Willie, a gangster’s henchman turned “supergrass” (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a remote Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men -- played by a soulless John Hurt and a youthful, loose-cannon Tim Roth -- come calling to bring Willie back for execution. This stylish early gem from Stephen Frears boasts terrific hard-boiled performances from a roster of England’s best actors, music by Eric Clapton and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, and ravishing photography of its desolate Spanish locations -- a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.
Formats: Blu-ray, with high-definition digital restoration, approved by director of photography Mike Molloy, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Audio commentary from 2009 featuring director Stephen Frears, actors John Hurt and Tim Roth, screenwriter Peter Prince, and editor Mick Audsley; interview from 1988 with actor Terence Stamp from the television show "Parkinson One-to-One"; trailer; an essay by film critic Graham Fuller. (The Criterion Collection).
(1999) Director Jan de Bont's reimagining of Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House," which was made into 1963's "The Haunting," directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn. This version stars Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, Owen Wilson and Bruce Dern. For over a century, the foreboding Hill House mansion has sat abandoned…or so it seemed. Intrigued by its past, Dr. Marrow lures three subjects to the site for an experiment. But, from the moment of their arrival, as night descends, the study goes horrifyingly awry, and Hill House unleashes its supernatural wrath on the unsuspecting subjects. The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc is presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster, and an interior spread with key movie moments. Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer supervised by Jan de Bont.
Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: New "Filmmaker Focus: Director Jan de Bont on The Haunting," vintage behind-the-scenes featurette, theatrical teaser, theatrical trailer. (Paramount Presents).
Monster Force Zero
(2020) Garrett Wang, Aeon Cruz, Shale Le Page. After their comic book dreams are crushed, a group of sci-fi cosplayers are granted superpowers and are transported into the multiverse to do real battle with evil alien forces bent on earth's destruction. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Wild Eye Releasing).
Redwood Massacre: Annihilation
(2020) Damien Puckler, Gary Kasper, Jon Campling. Sequel to 2014's "The Redwood Massacre." A stranger obsessed with the unsolved Redwood murders convinces a group of bereaved family members to venture into the wilderness in hope of proving the existence of the infamous killer. Their quest for truth sees a sinister turn of events, as the hunters become the hunted. A blood-soaked fight for survival ensues when they find that the tales told of the axe-wielding manic is very real. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
The Secrets We Keep
(2020) Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Chris Messina, Amy Seimetz. In post-WWII America, a woman (Rapace), rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband (Messina), kidnaps her neighbor (Kinnaman) and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Universal).
Tremors: Shrieker Island
(2020) Michael Gross, Jon Heder, Caroline Langrishe, Cassie Clare, Matthew Douglas, Sahajak Boonthanakit. When a group of wealthy trophy hunters genetically modify Graboid eggs to create the ultimate hunting experience, it isn’t long before their prey escapes the confines of their small island and begin terrorizing the inhabitants of a nearby island research facility. The head of the research facility and her second-in-command Jimmy (Heder) locate the one man who is an expert in killing Graboids: the one and only, and now reluctant, Burt Gummer (Gross). Once on board, Burt leads the group in an all-out war against the larger, faster, and terrifyingly intelligent Graboids and the swiftly multiplying Shriekers. Celebrates the 30th anniversary of the original "Tremors." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Monsters of Tremors," narrated by Burt Gummer himself, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s most fearsome monsters: Graboids, Shriekers, and Ass Blasters; "Tremors Top 30 Moments"; "The Legend of Burt Gummer." (Universal).
Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine
(2020) Featuring rock music icons Alice Cooper, Kirk Hammett, Wayne Kramer, Gene Simmons, Michael Stipe, Chad Smith, Paul Stanley, Joan Jett, and influential rock critic Lester Bangs, "Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" was an Official Selection at the 2019 SXSW film festival. Capturing the messy upheaval of the 70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the documentary explores the publication’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture. Exclusive early DVD release as part of Record Store Day's third RSD Drops date, October 24. Formats: DVD. Extras: Additional interviews, trailers. (Greenwich Entertainment).
(2020) Ben Tennyson is back on the alien-fighting scene, and expanding to take on the universe. The action-packed animated movie, which will air globally first on Cartoon Network, focuses around a blast from Ben’s past returning to do double the damage on Team Tennyson and planet Earth itself, forcing Ben to go interstellar to save the day. Meanwhile, Gwen and Grandpa Max team up to help protect the world in Ben’s absence. But when Ben is confused for the villain in space, he must figure out a way to get back to Earth to help save it. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Animatics. (Warner).
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
(2020) Genre-bending docudrama focuses on a Las Vegas dive bar named "The Roaring 20s" as it prepares to close its doors forever. Its longtime bartenders and patrons come together for one last night of alcohol-charged camaraderie, commemoration and consolation as they contemplate their place in a fracturing and downcast late-2016 America. It's a mosaic of disparate lives, teetering between dignity and debauchery, reckoning with the past as they face an uncertain future, and singing as their ship goes down.
Formats: Blu-ray, VOD. Extras: "After Hours" bonus featurette with cast, crew, and David Byrne; two brand new, never before seen bonus scenes. (Giant Pictures).
Bonanza: The Official Eleventh Season, Volumes One and Two
(1965-66) Seven-disc set with all 33 episodes. One of the longest running and most popular classic Western series, "Bonanza" follows wise patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) and his three sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts), Hoss (Dan Blocker) and Little Joe (Michael Landon). The Cartwright family runs and defends the Ponderosa, their thousand-square mile ranch above the shores of Lake Tahoe, while helping the surrounding community. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
(2019 -- South Korea) A zeitgeist-defining sensation that distilled a global reckoning over class inequality into a tour de force of pop-cinema subversion, Bong Joon Ho’s genre-scrambling black-comic thriller confirms his status as one of the world’s foremost filmmakers. Two families in Seoul -- one barely scraping by in a dank semibasement in a low-lying neighborhood, the other living in luxury in a modern architectural marvel overlooking the city -- find themselves on a collision course that will lay bare the dark contradictions of capitalism with shocking ferocity. A bravura showcase for its director’s meticulously constructed set pieces, bolstered by a brilliant ensemble cast and stunning production design, "Parasite" cemented the New Korean Cinema as a full-fledged international force when it swept almost every major prize from Cannes to the Academy Awards, where it made history as the first non-English-language film to win the Oscar for best picture
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho and director of photography Hong Kyung Pyo, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary featuring Bong and critic Tony Rayns; black-and-white version of the film with a new introduction by Bong, and Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray; new conversation between Bong and critic Darcy Paquet; new interviews with Hong, production designer Lee Ha Jun, and editor Yang Jinmo; new program about the New Korean Cinema movement featuring Bong and filmmaker Park Chan Wook ("Oldboy"); Cannes Film Festival press conference from 2019 featuring Bong and members of the cast; Master Class featuring Bong from the 2019 Lumière Festival in Lyon, France; storyboard comparison; trailers; an essay by critic Inkoo Kang. (The Criterion Collection).
Rapture In Blue
(2020) Bryce Lederer, Sarah Greenfield, Tanner Garmon, Ariana Kelly. Like a David Lynch thriller through a queer lens, Ryder Houston's "Rapture In Blue" follows a young man's quest through flickering neon and hazy noir shadows to find his true self. After Jason tries to use his childhood home for a steamy rendezvous with his girlfriend Valerie, they discover it's newly occupied by the smoldering Sebastian who eagerly warms up to anxious Jason. Wracked with desires he's long tried to ignore while also being pressured by his girlfriend's sensual advances, a growing sense of unease and dread permeates his life. After receiving an "impossible" photo of him embracing Sebastian, Jason realizes he needs to confront the madness consuming him from all sides. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Director's commentary, making-of featurette, Outtake Reel, Music Video, Trailer, Reversible Art. (Altered Innocence).
Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale Special Edition
(2007) The story of Jerry Mouse, a devoted fan of “The Nutcracker,” who is magically transported into his own version of the classical ballet one Christmas Eve. The animated film is inspired by classic Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts that were originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It is a new take on the world-famous holiday ballet about a little girl who goes to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve with her favorite gift, a toy nutcracker, which ultimately transforms into a handsome prince. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "Tom and Jerry The Night Before Christmas," "Tom and Jerry: Santa’s Little Helpers." (Warner).
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