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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Aug 312017
 
WARNER ARCHIVE - WHAT'S NEW ON DVD AND BLU-RAY
WITH STEVE MARTIN, CARL REINER, PHOEBE TONKIN, ANNA FARIS, ALLISON JANNEY, JANE WYMAN, CHARLTON HESTON, ROSEY GRIER & SIDNEY POITIER
THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983) New to Blu-ray with a 2017 1080p HD Remaster
The mad men behind The Jerk and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid , actor Steve Martin and director Carl Reiner, cook up a manic genre mash of Film Noir, Romance, Science Fiction and Horror. Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Martin), inventor of the "cranial screw-top" method of brain surgery falls for black widow Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) after he runs her over. Finding himself trapped in an unconsummated nightmare marriage with Dolores, at a medical conference in Vienna, Michael meets Dr. Alfred Necessiter (David Warner) who is happily preserving the brains of the victims of the "elevator killer." After meeting the brain of his dreams (voiced by Sissy Spacek), the doc just needs to get it into Dolores' head. Packed to the rafters with one-liners both high and low, The Man With Two Brains is rightly celebrated as one of Martin's best absurd performances. The mile-a-minute sight and sound gags are now served up as never before in this scintillating and sinful 1080p HD presentation on brainy Blu-ray. 16×9 Widescreen
Today's TV on Blu-ray and DVD
THE ORIGINALS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (2017) New to Blu-ray
The first family of bloodsuckers, The Mikaelson Clan, faced its greatest defeat at the end of its third season, abandoning their fiefdom of New Orleans, and their leader, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), to the tender turncoat mercies of Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). The other siblings succumbed to a near-death state, only the lycanthrope Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is left, to raise the hybrid Hope (Summer Fontana) and keep the faith. Five years later, Hayley is ready to bring them back, and together, rescue Klaus. The Mikaelson's triumph turns tragic, as their return coincides with the resurrection of an ancient evil – an evil that targets their most vulnerable member. The Originals ' atmosphere and art direction shines on this Blu-ray presentation in all it gothic glory. Special Features: 2016 Comic Con Panel; Come Visit Georgia PSAs; Unaired Scenes; Gag Reel. 16×9 Widescreen
MOM: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (2016-17) New to DVD
Christy (Anna Faris) is a single mom who, after years of questionable choices, is now sober and trying to get her life on track. She's tested daily by her newly sober mother, Bonnie (Allison Janney), who Christy still considers the root of her troubles but they're working to overcome their past mistakes and build a better future. Mom 's fourth season increases the chaos as Christy pursues a law degree while Bonnie pursues a committed relationship with Adam (William Fichtner). Things get heated when Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal) gets busted with booze and drugs and the blame game threatens to divide the extended dysfunctional family. Gal pal Jill (Jaime Pressly) makes a surprising decision after running into her ex, and a mix-up imperils the women's sobriety. Finally, Christy must confront a long-buried trauma while at an AA meeting. Notable guests include Chris Pratt, Rosie O'Donnell, Bradley Whitford and Missi Pyle. 16×9 Widescreen
Back In Print DVDs
MIRACLE IN THE RAIN (1956) Back in Print on DVD
Jane Wyman and Van Johnson star in this classic love story, an O. Henry-style romantic melodrama about of two lonesome people – a shy woman and a dashing soldier from Tennessee. After they meet on a rainy afternoon in New York City during World War II, they start to build a love that might last forever. But fate threatens to come between them. Ben Hecht (The Front Page) wrote the screenplay based on his story.
SKYJACKED (1972) Back in Print on DVD
An airliner full of people, a bomb hidden somewhere on board, a hijacker suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress and a country poised to shoot the aircraft down! This blockbuster high air disaster flick helped lay down the template of 40,000 feet terror for years to come. The all-star cast includes Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux, James Brolin, Claude Akins, Jeanne Crain, Susan Dey, Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Uggams and ROSEY GRIER. 16×9 Letterbox
A WARM DECEMBER (1973) Back in Print on DVD
Sidney Poitier stars and directs in this stylish drama that starts as a semi-suspenser and resolves into a heartfelt tear-jerker. Widowed doctor Matt Younger is vacationing in England, racing motorcycles and entertaining his young daughter (Yvette Curtis). Matt's eye is caught by the vivacious and mysterious Catherine Oswandu (Esther Anderson), who appears to be pursued by even more-mysterious men. Her secret will sear Matt's heart and change his fate. 16×9 Widescreen
MGM: WHEN THE LION ROARS (1992) Back in Print on DVD
Ted Turner commissioned this epic length celebration of the tiffany studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer tracing the meteoric rise, decades long reign, and sudden demise of the dream factory across 366 minutes. Hosted by Patrick Stewart on a series of stylish sets populated with scores of extras, this documentary is as lavish as it is educational. 2-Disc set.

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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