"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jul 182017
BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (1993) New to Blu-ray with a 2017 1080p HD Remaster
Between the big screen incarnations of the Dark Knight via Burton and Nolan came one of Batman's most lauded and loved depictions on the small screen, Batman: The Animated Series . Developed by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski, the series harkened both to the darkly gothic Batman of the 1989 Tim Burton feature and to the lush deco offerings of Max Fleischer's classic Superman cartoons, creating a whole new animated universe that spawned successor series whose reach extend into the present as well as cementing the vocal stylings of Kevin Conroy as THE Batman along with Mark Hamill's Joker. After the success of the first season, an original movie was conceived and quickly got bumped to theatrical release status. Now seen as never before – in both Widescreen – as seen in theaters – and Open Matte – as seen in homes – Batman: The Mask of The Phantasm swoops into sight in stunning HD. While a mysterious vigilante deals out deadly justice, Bruce Wayne reconnects with Andrea Beaumont (voiced by Dana Delany), the girl that got away. As sparks fly between the two, Batman must revisit his beginnings while trying to solve the mystery of The Phantasm. And The Joker is waiting in the wings… Directed by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski. 16×9 Widescreen and 4×3 Open Matte
THE SEA CHASE (1955) New to Blu-ray with a 2017 1080p HD Remaster
John Wayne and Lana Turner star as a Nazi-hating German merchant ship captain and the SS spy who hitches a ride on his ship as he attempts to return to Germany at the onset of World War II. Hating Hitler, but loving his homeland, Captain Karl Erlich (Wayne) is faced with a stark choice, internment or a daring escape to sea. Complicating matters is the sorry state of his aging freighter, the Ergenstrasse. It will take all Erlich's wiles to outrun the much newer Allied sea craft in pursuit. Particularly the British ship Rockhampton, whose Commander Jeff Napier (David Farrar) knows Erlich inside and out – and is engaged to Elsa Keller (Turner), the SS secret agent Erlich is spiriting away. Now every rivet and sea-salt encrusted plank comes vividly to life as this harrowing nautical adventure is presented in a new 1080p presentation. Co-starring James Arness, Tab Hunter and Alan Hale, Jr. Directed by John Farrow. 16×9 Letterbox
BLOOD ALLEY (1955) New to Blu-ray with a 2017 1080p HD Remaster
John Wayne and Lauren Bacall star as a tough-as-nails merchant ship captain and the woman who melts his heart. The ocean straits separating mainland China from Hong Kong, known as Blood Alley, are an insurmountable barrier for refugees from Communist China. But Cathy Grainger (Bacall), the daughter of a missionary murdered by the Red Army, wears down Captain Tom Wilder's (Wayne) instinct for personal survival. Now, Wilder will have to use all his skill and wiliness to run the gauntlet of gun ships and warplanes patrolling the passage to Hong Kong in an aging steamship. This true-blue cold war adventure comes to rugged life in this two-fisted, sharp as crystal 1080p HD Blu-ray presentation. Based on the novel by Albert Sidney Fleischman. 16×9 Letterbox
WHERE THE BOYS ARE (1960) New to Blu-ray with a 2017 1080p HD Remaster
The film that defined an era – and defined Ft. Lauderdale as the collegiate vacation destination of choice for years to come. A quartet of curious co-eds (Connie Francis, Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, and Paula Prentiss) heads south, eager to test their limits when it comes to the ultimate coming of age question of all, sex. George Hamilton, Jim Hutton and Frank Gorshin provide the masculine temptation. Under Henry Levin's direction, Where The Boys Are is an ahead-of-its-time surprise for the uninitiated, deftly mixing comedy and drama for a concoction that's far darker and real than the sun-splashed froth found in subsequent beach comedies, having more in common with Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers than Frankie and Annette. And it has never looked as sparkling than on this scintillating new master in 1080p HD! Special Features: Theatrical Trailer (HD); Commentary by Paula Prentiss; Connie Francis and Paula Prentiss in Where the Boys Are: A Retrospective; Premiere Newsreel. 16×9 Letterbox
THE 100: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (2017) New to Blu-ray
After the world, comes the stars. After Alie revealed her deadly secret in Season 3's stunning climax, Clarke (Eliza Taylor), Bellamy (Bob Morley), and the other surviving original 100 must race the clock to try to save what remains of humanity while not losing theirs. With six months to go before Praimfaya consumes Grounder and Skaikru alike in nuclear fire, The 100 must confront the choices and decisions that were visited on them by the adults of The Ark in season one. Now they must play God as they select a new 100 to return to the stars and save humanity. But first they need a working dropship while Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) embraces a new destiny as the warrior fighting for all the clans, in the time they have left. Once again changing the game, The 100's fourth season is fast and furious and the pulse pounding pace is best experienced as it was meant to be seen – in Sci-Fi stunning 1080p HD! Special Features: All-New Featurettes: "From Outcasts to Leaders, Creating a Post-Apocalyptic World", "The 100: Joseph's Journey", "Battle Tested: The 100 Season 4 Stunts", "The 100:2016 Comic-Con Panel", Gag Reel, Unaired Scenes. 16×9 Widescreen
LASSIE COME HOME (1943) Back in Print on DVD
Roddy McDowall and the astounding canine performer Pal star in this Boy and His Dog classic. Yorkshire lad Joe Carraclough and his spirited Collie, Lassie, are threatened when Joe's father is forced to sell the dog to a rich Duke (Nigel Bruce). But Lassie will stop at nothing to return to Joe, even if it means crossing the whole of Scotland. Also co-stars a young Elizabeth Taylor.
THE STORY OF SEABISCUIT (1949) Back in Print on DVD
Shirley Temple stars in this biopic that freely mixes fact and fiction as it tells the story of the only Depression-era star whose fame rivaled Ms. Temple's, the underdog racehorse Seabiscuit. Shirley plays Irish lass Margaret O'Hara whose horse trainer uncle Shawn (Barry Fitzgerald) sees something special in workhorse Seabiscuit. Features actual Black and White footage of Seabiscuit's races mixed into the Technicolor drama.
ALL MINE TO GIVE (1957) Back in Print on DVD
Following the deaths of their parents (Cameron Mitchell and Glynis Johns), the eldest of six pioneer children must find homes for his brothers and sisters on Christmas Day. Based on the story "The Day They Gave the Babies Away" by Katherine Eunson. 16×9 Widescreen

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

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