(2013) After a plane crash, Saï, a capuchin monkey born and raised in captivity, finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Amazon jungle. He learns to forage for food and to avoid predators while rediscovering his natural instincts to survive. One fateful day, he learns he's not the only capuchin in the Amazon. Live-action adventure narrated by Martin Sheen. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Making of Amazonia" featurette. (Lionsgate).
The Andy Griffith Show: Christmas Special
Unedited versions of two Christmas episodes, both colorized and in black and white. "The Christmas Story" (Original air date: 12/19/60): Local "Scrooge" Ben Weaver manages to have harmless bootlegger Sam Muggins thrown into jail on Christmas, but the good folk of Mayberry have a unique plan of their own. "The Pickle Story" (Original air date: 12/18/61): Aunt Bee decides to enter her homemade pickles in the annual county fair contest -- only they taste like "kerosene cucumbers"! Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
Banshee: The Complete Fourth Season
(2016) Three-disc set with all eight episodes of the last season. The CINEMAX action drama charts the final twists and turns that follow Lucas Hood, an ex-convict who assumed the identity of sheriff in the Amish-area town Banshee, where his former lover and partner-in-crime was living under her own alias, Carrie Hopewell. The final season takes place two years after Lucas gave up his badge after a bloody, multimillion-dollar heist at the Camp Genoa Marine Base that proved costly. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentaries; deleted scenes; episode recaps; "Banshee Origins" (which tells the story behind the story with eight prequel videos "Zoomed In Eps 1 – 8" on-set feature highlighting how key, adrenaline-filled scenes were created; specially-created cast retrospectives on "Best Fight Scenes" and "Job's Best Outfits." (HBO).
(2016) Dir.: Rob Reiner; Nick Robinson, Cary Elwes, Morgan Saylor, Common, Devon Bostick. Centers on the eponymous 18-year-old (Robinson) as he drifts in and out of rehab clinics for drug addiction, while his actor-turned-politician father (Elwes) runs for governor of California. Charlie begins a relationship with fellow rehab patient Eva (Saylor) and the two attempt to get clean, but they find maintaining sobriety is a constant fight ... with the odds against them. Based on personal experiences and their own family's battles, the film is co-written by Reiner's son, Nick Reiner, along with fellow recovering addict Matt Elisofon. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Anchor Bay).
(2016) Brian Nagel, Lauren Elise, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene, Jeff Denton. A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly abandoned town and find themselves stalked by a gang of violent psychopaths dressed as clowns. Formats: DVD, VOD. (ITN Distribution).
(2016) Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, Danny Glover, Chris Lowell, Condola Rashad, Erin Darke. First English-language film from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston ("Maria Full of Grace," "The Forgiveness of Blood"). This shape-shifting tale of the perils and pleasures of self-reinvention begins at a dinner party, when Tom's (Michael Shannon) co-worker arrives with an intriguing date named Alice (Rachel Weisz). Tom is convinced he knows her, but she refuses to acknowledge their history. And when Alice makes a hasty exit, Tom sets off after her. What follows is an all-night odyssey shared by two people, one needing to change his life, the other questioning how to stop changing.Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Joshua Marston. (Sony).
(2016) Makenzie Vega, Dre Davis, Cassidy Freeman, Bill Sage. Seventeen-year-old Hilary has just received her driver's license ... only to have her first accident shortly thereafter. Innocently exchanging her personal information with the remorseful stranger behind the wheel, Hilary returns home for a quiet evening with friends. But when the man she so readily handed all of her information to reveals himself to be something much darker and sinister than she could imagine, Hilary finds herself in a head-on collision with terror. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "Retro VHS" Version of the film in a re-created mode that takes you back to the 1980's and the heyday of VCRs; "Slashback" trailer reel collection of vintage Scream Factory-branded slasher previews; director's commentary; producer's commentary; behind-the-scenes featurette; original trailer and TV spot. (Scream Factory).
(2016) Documentary follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these resilient, inspiring teenagers -- Roque, Kasey and Anthony -- will surprise and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, the teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger issues of poverty, race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights. Nationally broadcast on PBS "Independent Lens" and an Official Selection of AFI DOCS, Hot Docs, and Human Rights Watch film festivals. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).
Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation
(2015) A vivid, inside look at America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine. Shot over three years in intimate, cinema verite style by famed documentarian Barbara Kopple, the film -- which begins by recounting The Nation's development from its 1865 founding by Republican abolitionists to its veer towards its liberal bent during the heyday of Roosevelt's New Deal -- captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing the progressive magazine as it follows reporters out into the field, the editors who shape their work, and the editor-in chief who tries to keep all of the plates
spinning. Writers are the heart and soul of the magazine, and the film follows them extensively. Sasha Abramsky travels to West Texas to report on the years-long drought that has gripped the region and the devastating economic impact on farmers and residents. John Nichols unpacks what's going on behind the effort to recall Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Amy Wilentz visits the "temporary" tent camps of Haiti, three years after the earthquake, to shed light on the dire conditions and lackluster international response. And Dani McClain reports on the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina, and its dynamic leader Rev. William Barber, as they push back against an extreme right-wing takeover of the state legislature. Featuring Rev. William Barber II, Bill Moyers, Rachel Maddow, Victor Navasky, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Ben Jealous, Amy Wilentz, Eric Alterman, Rick Perlstein, Betsy Reed and more. Formats: DVD. (First Run
The Hunting of the President Redux
(2014/2016) As the U.S. approaches its most consequential presidential election in generations, a powerful, newly updated film reveals just what is at stake for the country and the world. There can be no doubt that we live in one of the most tumultuous political climates in the nation's history, a climate where politicians can be toppled on a whim, election results disputed in the country's highest courts, and governors unceremoniously recalled. It's enough to leave even the most cynical voter asking, how did this happen? Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry's incendiary documentary, based on the best-selling book "The Hunting of the President" by journalists Gene Lyons and Joe Conason, offers a glimpse at the genesis of these partisan vendettas and explores the myths and truths behind the more than 25-year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The film was originally released in 2004, but anti-Clinton forces managed to get it largely suppressed. But now it is back -- with more eye-opening revelations -- and available for more people to see than was previously possible. The film, now including new interviews and insights, explains clearly and convincingly how and why right-wing zealots have tried to destroy the Clintons -- initially during Bill Clinton's presidential campaign and his two terms in office, and now as Hillary Clinton aims to make history by becoming America's first female president. Formats: DVD. (Virgil Films).
Into the Forest
(2016) Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella. Set in the near future, this apocalyptic drama follows two sisters whose peaceful lives are disrupted one day by a worldwide power outage. The sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world, fighting intruders, disease, loneliness, and starvation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of Into the Forest" featurette, audio commentary with writer-director Patricia Rozema. (Lionsgate).
(2016) Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate. After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few of his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to be his bachelor party in Ojai, California. In their attempt to help Joshy deal with the recent turn of events, the guys turn the getaway info a raucous weekend filled with drugs, booze debauchery, and hot tubs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Audio commentary with director-writer Jeff Baena, producer-actor Adam Pally and actor Thomas Middleditch. (Lionsgate).
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
(2016) Voice talent of Aaron Paul, Lena Headey and Sean Bean. The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing empire of Niflheim is determined to steal it. King Regis of Lucis (Sean Bean) commands an elite force of soldiers called the Kingsglaive. Wielding their king's magic, Nyx (Aaron Paul) and his fellow soldiers fight to protect Lucis. As the overwhelming military might of the empire bears down, King Regis is faced with an impossible ultimatum -- to marry his son, Prince Noctis, to Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae (Lena Headey), captive of Niflheim, and surrender his lands to the empire's rule. Although the king concedes, it becomes clear that the empire will stop at nothing to achieve their devious goals, with only the Kingsglaive standing between them and world domination. Based on the Final Fantasy video games. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "A Way with Words: Epic and Intimate Vocals," "Fit for The Kingsglaive: Building the World," "To Capture The Kingsglaive: The Process," "Emotive Music: Scoring The Kingsglaive." (Sony).
The Last King
(2016 - Norway) Jakob Oftebro, Kristofer Hivju. Based on true events. A battle for the throne between the Norwegian King Håkon and the Church's Bishopmen has left the country in the middle of a decades long civil war. Following an assassination attempt by those closest to him, the King reveals on his deathbed that he has a newborn son born in secret. To shield their newborn King from those looking to end the family bloodline, two Birch Leg fighters, Torstein and Skjervald , make the arduous journey across the snow-covered terrain to return him safely to the kingdom. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Interview with actor Kristofer Hivju, "The Last King" music video: "Bifröst," theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Label).
The Mind's Eye
(2015) Grahm Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John Speredakos. A throwback to the early films of Brian De Palma and David Cronenberg. A young couple, born with incredible psychokinetic capabilities are tracked down by a deranged doctor intent on harvesting their powers. But even after escaping his sinister institution, the corrupt doctor stops at nothing to track them down so that he may continue to siphon their gifts for his own use. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (RLJ Entertainment ).
Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas
(2015) Set in Toronto at the dawn of the 20th century, "Murdoch Mysteries" explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders. In this feature-length Christmas special, Murdoch and the team investigate when the host of a Christmas charity gala for sick children is killed, and all the presents he was going to give away are stolen. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Making Murdoch: A Merry Murdoch Christmas." (Acorn Media).
My Many Sons
(2015) Judge Reinhold, Michael Papajohn, Pfeifer Brown, Alex MacNicoll. Follows the inspirational true story of legendary basketball coach Don Meyer (Judge Reinhold), who, despite becoming wheelchair-bound after a nearly fatal car wreck, passed Bobby Knight to become the most winning basketball coach in NCAA history. The Dove-approved film depicts how he took the time to build character in his players and the impact he had on generations of young people. He led his teams into the playoffs 19 times and compiled a 923-324 record during his 38-year career. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
The Passion Live
(2016) Tyler Perry, Seal, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Daughtry, Seal, Jencarlos Canela. Originally airing live on Fox in spring 2016, the musical tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on Earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of popular music, sung by the cast and arranged specifically for the event by executive producer and hit music producer Adam Anders ("Glee," "Rock of Ages"). Set in the present, the event follows the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth as he presides over the Last Supper, and is then betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. This epic event was broadcast live from some of New Orleans' most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenberg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River. For this release, all live musical performances have been presented unabridged. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
The Presidents Collection
(2016) An unprecedented eight-part HISTORY chronicle of the personal lives and legacies of the remarkable men who have presided over the Oval Office, from George Washington to Barack Obama -- just in time for the upcoming election. Originally narrated by the Emmy-nominated Edward Herrmann, this updated collection will feature a revised version of the final episode focusing on President Barack Obama. With rare photographs and footage, as well as insights from esteemed journalists, scholars, and politicians from Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley to former President Jimmy Carter. Formats: Two-disc DVD: $14.98. (Lionsgate).
The Purge: Election Year
(2016) Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson. Third chapter in the franchise. As the government prepares for its annual Purge, the one night a year when all crime is legal, America's New Founding Fathers are faced with strong opposition from a presidential hopeful and her supporters who wish to abolish the country's violent tradition. Read more about "The Purge: Election Year" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, "Inside the Purge" featurette, "Character Spotlight: Leo." (Universal).
(2012) Alice Darling, Ryan Corr, Penelope Mitchell, Joey Coley-Sowry. After passing out at a party, Brie wakes up to a strange phone message: A lunatic has abducted six friends and buried them in boxes around the city. Each box has its own deadly terror -- water, gasoline, insects -- waiting to kill its occupant. To add to the sadistic thrills, the killer is streaming footage of the trapped kids on the Internet --and to each other. Forbidden to call parents or police, Brie must use her wits to locate her friends' six death traps before their time runs out. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of 6 Plots" featurette. (Lionsgate).
(2016) Sarah Hyland, Steven Krueger, Justin Chon, Clara Mamet. The horror film follows a van full of young, college-aged coeds who are visiting old Satanic Panic-era sites in Los Angeles. They end up following the creepy owner of an occult store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this "victim" turns out to be much more dangerous than the cult from which she escaped. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: ehind-the-scenes featurette, interviews with the cast, special effects. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Sesame Street: Monster Magic
(2016) Elmo and his friends discover the magic of numbers in their newest educational adventure. Sometimes magic doesn't turn out like you think it will, but through fun mishaps, it can help kids learn about critical thinking, problem solving and task persistence. Abby, Rosita, and Zoe celebrate the amazing number 7 by conjuring up “The
Dance of the 7 Chickens,” some spell-binding tricks, and even 7 Elmos. Then, Abby poofs Leela into the perfect party outfit with a magical game of dress-up. Along with their Sesame friends, kids can also learn about numbers, counting, emotions, friendship and using your imagination. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures: Magicians," a printable "Elmo’s Magic Mix-up" storybook, "Amazing Mumford Rabbit Trick" clip, Grammy-Award nominated singer songwriter Sara Bareilles’ rendition of “Just Like Magic.” (Warner).
Swiss Army Man
(2016) Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe. A hopeless man stranded in the wilderness befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. Read more about "Swiss Army Man" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Q&A with the filmmakers, 'Swiss Army Man: Behind the Scenes" featurette, 'Making of Manny" featurette, deleted scenes, commentary. (Lionsgate).
(2016 -- USA/Romania) Brigid Brannagh, Carrie Genzel, Kris Lemche, David Alpay, Dimitri Diatchenko. When the popular TV reality show 'Home Hunters Global" shoots an episode in a remote Eastern European town, the crew discovers that 'a house with old world charm" means 'a total wreck," that superstitious villagers can make for a very uncomfortable production, and that the local legend about a monstrous witch may hit closer to home than they realize. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Anchor Bay).
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series
Not seen since their original broadcast -- and new to retail -- the Vault Series features some of the most requested shows of all time and offers the best of Johnny, Ed and Doc, with guests like Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Richard Pryor, Paul McCartney, Muhammad Ali and Bing Crosby, unforgettable animal acts, magicians and more. The Vault Series retail DVD configurations includes a single disc release (2 shows; $14.95), a three-disc collector's set (six shows + nearly an hour of bonus features; $39.95), a six-disc collector's set (12 shows + two hours of exclusive extras; $59.95) and a 12-disc deluxe edition collector's set (24 shows + over 4 hours of exclusive extras; $99.95). Read more here. (Time Life).
The Venture Bros. Season Six
(2016) Eight episodes of Adult Swim's top-rated animated series. "The Venture Bros." follows the adventures of the Venture family, an eclectic clan comprised of the world-renowned Dr. Venture, a pill-popping, failed super scientist and father of the fraternal, not-so-bright twin brothers Hank and Dean. Joining them is their tough-as-nails bodyguard Brock (Patrick Warburton) who was appointed by the government to protect the family from any threat or violence. Together, they embark on a series of odd misadventures that take them around the globe as they fight off villains, most notably The Monarch, the family's arch villain. In this season, Dr. Venture inherits a fortune and moves his family into a spectacular new home in the Big Apple.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Creator commentaries for every episode, deleted scenes, "All This and Gargantua-2" 45-minute bonus special. (Warner).
Vikings: Season 4 Volume 1
(2016) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Transformation of Rollo," "The Viking Seafaring Prowess." Blu-ray adds "The Sons of Ragnar" interactive piece, extended episodes. (Fox).
(2016 -- South Korea) Kwak Do Won, Hwang Jung Min, Kunimura Jun, Chun Woo hee. In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner's mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals -- suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers -- unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).
We Bare Bears: Viral Video
(2015-16) Twelve episodes from the Cartoon Network animated comedy series with funny storylines, clever pop culture references and adorable characters. "We Bare Bears" follows three bear siblings: Grizzly (Eric Edelstein), Panda (Bobby Moynihan) and Ice Bear (Demetri Martin), who try to fit in to society and make friends. The bear trio open up their own food truck, try to become Internet stars by making a viral video and try to save their home when it's threatened by a construction project. Panda develops a big crush on a woman who saves his life after he suffers a peanut allergy attack. Grizz becomes obsessed with a bear-sized burrito and takes it with him everywhere he goes. The bear brothers meet Chloe, a very smart girl who observes them for her college presentation and they also get to know Charlie, a Bigfoot who spends a weekend in their home. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Cartoon Network/Warner).
(2015) Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Billy Connelly, Demi Moore, Howard Hesseman, Judd Hirsch. Eva (MacLaine), a widow and retired history teacher, enjoys a quiet life -- until everything changes when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50,000. At the not-so-gentle urging her best friend Maddie (Lange), Eva deposits the money and the two friends head to the Canary Islands with every intention of living it up. But their fantasy is short-lived when they discover that they have become media sensations overnight. Fugitives from justice, the two are forced to outwit a trio of conmen, outmaneuver a dogged life insurance agent Vespucci who has teamed up with Eva's daughter, Crystal (Moore), and outrun the law. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Anchor Bay).
Winter: The Complete Series
(2015 -- Australia) Two-disc set includes the feature-length pilot "The Killing Field" and six episodes of the follow-up series, "Winter." After years of solving serious crimes, Detective Sergeant Eve Winter (Rebecca Gibney) has grown weary of the brutality and resigned herself to a quieter life. But when the search for a missing girl in a small Australian town uncovers five dead bodies in a field, Eve is convinced by her old partner and ex-flame, Lachlan McKenzie (Peter O'Brien) to join the case. In the subsequent series, now drawn back into detective work, Winter next leads a task force to investigate the murder of a 23-year-old mother. The case grows more complex when a federal agent shows up with information linking the crime to the attempted murder of another young woman.
Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).
(2016) Dir.: Bryan Singer. Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp. After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan. Read more about "X-Men: Apocalypse" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D/Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, gag reel, a wrap party video, commentary by Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg, a behind-the-scenes documentary, photo gallery. (Fox).
(2014-15) All 43 episodes from the popular, award-winning series. Escape to the fantastic Land of Ooo, with Jake the Dog and Finn the Human on the sixth season of Cartoon Network's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated series. A boy named Finn and his adoptive brother Jake, a wise, shapeshifting dog, are best friends who set out on a series of wondrous adventures in the post-apocalyptic land of Ooo. The Land of Ooo, which is a mystical place filled with mountains, forests, winding rivers and cities, is home to several strange and unique characters. Throughout their captivating adventures, Finn and Jake encounter several of Ooo's most extraordinary inhabitants, including Princess Bubblegum, The Ice King, Flame Princess, Lumpy Space Princess and Marceline the Vampire Queen.
Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray, packaged in a collectible one-of-a-kind die-cut Lumpy Space Princess-themed slipcase. Extras: "Food Chain" featurette, song demos, animatics, galleries. (Cartoon Network/Warner).
Angels & Demons
(2009) Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Thure Lindhardt, David Pasquesi. Re-released in time for the October 28 theatrical release of the third installment in the franchise, "Inferno." In director Ron Howard's follow-up to "The Da Vinci Code," expert symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks) pursues ancient clues on a heart-racing hunt through Rome to find the four Cardinals kidnapped by a deadly secret society, the Illuminati. With the Cardinals' lives on the line, and the Camerlengo (McGregor) desperate for help, Langdon embarks on a nonstop, action-packed race through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, and the most secret vault on Earth. Formats: Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: New featurette, "Launching a Legacy," interviews with Hanks, Howard, Brown and producer Brian Grazer; first look at "Inferno"; deleted, extended and alternate scenes; seven vintage featurettes; trailers. (Sony).
Approaching the Unknown
(2016) Mark Strong, Luke Wilson, Sanaa Lathan. Sci-fi drama follows Captain William D. Stanaforth (Strong) as he embarks on a one-way solo mission, taking humanity's first steps toward colonizing Mars. Although the entire world is watching him, he is completely alone in a dark and distant sea of stars. Stanaforth rockets bravely through space facing insurmountable odds, but as the journey takes a toll on his life-sustaining systems, he is forced to make impossible choices that threaten his sanity, mission and very existence
Formats: DVD. (Paramount).
(2016) Mel Gibson. Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, William H. Macy. When his estranged teenaged daughter (Erin Moriarty) is targeted by a drug cartel, ex-convict John Link (Mel Gibson) must call upon connections from his criminal past and his own lethal skills to save his daughter's future. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: ":Lost Souls: On the Road with Blood Father" featurette. (Lionsgate).
(2014) There has never been another movie like Boyhood, from director Richard Linklater. An event film of the utmost modesty, it was shot over the course of 12 years in the director's native Texas and charts the physical and emotional changes experienced by a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his divorced parents (Patricia Arquette, who won an Oscar for her performance, and Ethan Hawke), and his older sister (Lorelei Linklater). Alighting not on milestones but on the small, in-between moments that make up our lives, Linklater fashions a flawlessly acted, often funny portrait that flows effortlessly from one year to the next. Allowing us to watch people age on film with documentary realism while gripping us in a fictional narrative of exquisite everydayness, "Boyhood" has a power that only the art of cinema could harness. New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Richard Linklater, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New audio commentary featuring Linklater and nine members of the cast and crew;
new documentary chronicling the film's production, featuring footage shot over the course of its 12 years; new discussion featuring Linklater and actors Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, moderated by producer John Pierson; new conversation between Coltrane and actor Ethan Hawke; new video essay by critic Michael Koresky about time in Linklater's films, narrated by Coltrane; collection of portraits of cast and crew by photographer Matt Lankes, narrated with personal thoughts from Linklater, Arquette, Hawke, Coltrane and producer Cathleen Sutherland; an essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem. (The Criterion Collection).
(2016) Jaimie Alexander, Wes Bentley, Cam Gigandet, Alexandra Breckenridge. In this thriller, Tara (Jaimie Alexander) finds her life unraveling after hooking up with bartender Patrick (Wes Bentley) during her bachelorette party in New Orleans. Patrick becomes obsessed with Tara, not knowing she's about to marry Michael (Cam Gigande), and tracks her down to her quiet California home, where his obsession turns violent. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes -- Classic Carol
Original, uncut broadcast episodes from Seasons 1-5 (1967-1972), unseen by the public in more than 40 years, first unveiled by Time Life in 2015 and now available in three new-to-retail configurations: a six-disc collection ($59.95) featuring 14 original broadcast episodes and hours of exclusive bonus features; a three-disc collection with seven episodes ($29.95) and bonus features, and a single disc ($12.95) with three episodes and bonuses. Read more here.Formats: DVD. (Time Life).
Carrie [40th Anniversary Collector's Edition]
(1976) Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, this spellbinding horror movie has become a pervasive, pop-culture touchstone for anyone who's ever wanted to get even. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie deliver Oscar-nominated performances and John Travolta and Amy Irving are terrific in this ultimate revenge fantasy that has become one of the all-time great horror classics, and is now, finally, offered as a definitive, two-disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray. At the center of the terror is Carrie (Spacek), a high school loner with no confidence, no friends ... and no idea about the extent of her secret powers of telekinesis. But when her psychotic mother and sadistic classmates finally go too far, the once-shy teen becomes an unrestrained, vengeance-seeking powerhouse who, with the help of her "special gift " causes all hell to break loose in a famed cinematic frenzy of blood, fire and brimstone. New 4K scan of the original negative. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Original theatrical trailer; "Carrie" franchise trailer gallery; new "More Acting Carrie" featuring interviews with Nancy Allen, Betty Buckley, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Edie McClurg and P.J. Soles; new "Writing Carrie" interview with screenwriter Lawrence Cohen; new "Cutting Carrie" interview with editor Paul Hirsch; new "Shooting Carrie" interview with director of photography Mario Tosi; new "Casting Carrie" interview with casting director Harriet B. Helberg; new "Bucket of Blood" interview with composer Pino Donaggio: new "Horror's Hallowed Grounds" revisiting the film's original locations; "Acting Carrie" interviews with actors Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, Nancy Allen, William Katt, Piper Laurie, Priscilla Point; "Visualizing Carrie" interviews with De Palma, Fisk, Cohen, Hirsch; "A Look at Carrie: The Musical"; radio spots; still gallery -- rare behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards; "Stephen King and the Evolution of Carrie" text gallery. (Scream Factory).
The Da Vinci Code 10th Anniversary
(2006) Dir.: Ron Howard; Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Jean Reno. A new 4K and Blu-ray edition in advance of the October 28 release of the third installment in the franchise, "Inferno." Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive as symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Tautou) attempt to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England -- and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ. Formats: Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: New featurette, "Launching a Legacy," interviews with Hanks, Howard, Brown and producer Brian Grazer; first look at "Inferno"; deleted, extended and alternate scenes; commentary; 17 vintage featurettes; trailers. (Sony).
The Devil's Forest
(2015) Maria Simona Arsu, Patrick Sebastian Negrean, Marius Dan Munteanu. Based on true events. Rachel Kusza and her team of filmmakers travel to Transylvania to document the Hoia Baciu forest. A forest with a dark history of strange occurrences, ghost sightings and countless cases of missing people. After entering the forest, the film crew were never heard from again. After searching for the film crew for two years, Howard Redman (Rachel's teacher) found the crews camera buried in the snow. Before taking his own life, Redman uploaded the footage to the internet. Formats: DVD. (ITN Distribution/MVD).
Feed the Beast: Season 1
(2016) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess star as two friends who risk it all when they open a restaurant in the Bronx, and find they have to navigate in a world of petty criminals, corrupt officials, and violent gangsters. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: "Fate, Friendship and Food: Crafting Season 1" featurette, "The Food Behind The Fancy" featurette, "Building the Beast" featurette, audio commentary with cast and crew on select episodes. (Lionsgate).
(2016) Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Charles Dance, Ed Begley Jr.
The Ghostbusters team up to save Manhattan from a sudden invasion of spirits, spooks and slime that engulfs the city. Re-imagining of the 1984 Ivan Reitman film. Theatrical version and extended edition (Blu-ray and digital) features more than 15 minutes of never-before-seen film footage. Read more about "Ghostbusters" in the October Calendar.Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Disc, DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Three making-of featurettes: ""Meet the Team," "Visual Effects: 30 Years Later," "Slime Time"; filmmaker commentaries; "Jokes a Plenty: Free for All"; photo gallery. Blu-ray adds four deleted scenes; two gag reels; five "Jokes a Plenty" alterate takes reel; two additional featurettes: "Chris Hemsworth is 'Kevin'" and "The Ghosts of Ghostbusters"; 11 additional deleted, extended and alternate scenes available with Ultraviolet download. (Sony).
Gregory Peck Centennial Collection
Gregory Peck was much more than one of the most accomplished actors of all time. He lived his life with integrity as a father, husband, humanitarian and role model for generations of fans both old and new. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth, this special collection features two of his most iconic roles: "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Cape Fear." Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray, UltraViolet (Cloud). Extras:To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): Academy Award Best Actor acceptance speech, American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, excerpt from Tribute to Gregory Peck, "Scout Remembers," feature commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula, "100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics," trailer, "A Conversation With Gregory Peck," "Fearful Symmetry: The Making of to Kill a Mockingbird." Cape Fear (1962): "The Making of Cape Fear," production photographs, trailer. (Universal).
(2016) Bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza reveals the allegedly sordid truth about Hillary Clinton and the secret history of the Democratic Party, and what a country lead by the Democrats would look like. This controversial film has been released at a critical time leading up to the 2016 presidential campaign and challenges the state of American politics. Based on D'Souza's book. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Extended scenes, deleted scenes, extended interviews. (Lionsgate).
The Hills Have Eyes
(1977) Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with the likes of "Scream" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" -- but for many genre fans, the director's seminal 1977 effort remains his masterpiece. Taking a detour whilst on route to Los Angeles, the Carter family run into trouble when their camper van breaks down in the middle of the desert. Stranded, the family find themselves at the mercy of a group of monstrous cannibals lurking in the surrounding hills. With their lives under threat, the Carters are forced to fight back by any means necessary. As grueling a viewing experience today as it was upon initial release, "The Hills Have Eyes" stands alongside the likes of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" and "Night of the Living Dead" as one of the defining moments in American horror cinema. Brand new 4K restoration of the film, supervised by producer Peter Locke and viewable with both original and alternate endings. Original uncompressed PCM mono audio. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Six postcards; reversible fold-out poster; limited edition 40-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Brad Stevens and a consideration of the "Hills" franchise by disc producer Ewan Cant, illustrated with original archive stills and posters; brand new audio commentary with actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Susan Lanier and Martin Speer; brand new audio commentary by academic Mikel J. Koven; audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke; "Looking Back on The Hills Have Eyes" making-of documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Peter Locke, actors Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe, Robert Houston, Susan Lanier, Dee Wallace and director of photography Eric Saarinen; brand new interview with actor Martin Speer; "The Desert Sessions" new interview with composer Don Peake; never-before-seen outtakes; alternate ending, in HD for the first time; trailers and TV spots; image gallery; original screenplay (BD-ROM content); reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
Ice Age: Collision Course
(2016) Voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Lopez. Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world. Read more about "Ice Age: Collision Course" in the October Calendar.Formats: 4K Ultra HD DVD, 3D Blu-ray Disc/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Seven featurettes, image gallery. (Fox).
Impractical Jokers: The Complete Fourth Season
(2015) Three-disc set with all 26 episodes, including the "Impractical Jokers 100th Episode Live Punishment Special," which saw the stars test their balance and fear of heights with a high-wire walk from New York City's South Street Seaport, resulting in 3.7 million viewers and 150 million social media impressions. "Impractical Jokers is the
longest-running series on truTV with season four becoming a top-five cable program among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34 in its time period." Formats: DVD. Extras: "Jokers 100th Episode" promos, deleted scenes, bloopers. (Turner).
(2016) Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Olympia Dukakis, Elena Anaya, Jason Isaacs, Amy Ryan. A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Read more about "The Infiltrator" in the October
Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with director Brad Furman and Bryan Cranston, deleted scenes, two featurettes: "The Three Bobs" and the three-part "How to Infiltrate." (Broad Green Pictures).
(2015) Elise Couture, Michael Reed, India Pearl, Vasilios Asimakos. In this haunting ghost story, a young couple gets more than they bargained for when they renovate a neglected bed and breakfast in New England. After a series of disturbing events, the husband begins to suspect that something evil is lurking within the walls of this old house, and whatever it is has set its sights on his wife. Formats: DVD. (Filmrise/MVD).
The Invoking 3: Poltergeist Dimensions
(2016) Pavel Soucoupe, Lee Mathews, Patrick Rea, Ruben Rodriguez, Anthony Fanneli. Third chapter/sequel in the "Invoking" horror series. Hundreds of disturbing paranormal events occur every year; most of these terrifying encounters go unreported -- until now. In this disturbing world the undead come to wreak havoc upon the living wity grim reapers, evil poltergeists, satanic forces and conjured spirits. Formats: DVD. (Ruthless/MVD).
The Legend of Tarzan
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadben, Christoph Waltz. Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. Read more about "The Legend of Tarzan" in the October Calendar.Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, #D Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Tarzan Reborn," "Battles and Bare Knuckled Brawls," "Tarzan and Jane's Unfailing Love," "Creating the Virtual Jungle," "Gabon to the Big Screen," "Stop Ivory" PSA. (Warner).
Len & Company
(2015 -- Canada) Rhys Ifans, Jack Kilmer, Juno Temple, Kathryn Hahn. Len (Ifans), a punk rocker-turned-in-demand pop producer retreats to his country home for some time away from the pressures of the business following a very public meltdown. His solitude is interrupted, however, when he receives a visit from some surprise guests: his estranged son (Kilmer) and pop star protégé (Temple) who arrive with complications of their own and who shake the prickly Len out of his stupor. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
(1971) This unorthodox dream western by Robert Altman may be the most radically beautiful film to come out of the New American Cinema that transformed Hollywood in the early 1970s. It stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as an enterprising gambler and a bordello madam, both newcomers to the raw Pacific Northwest mining town of Presbyterian Church, who join forces to provide the miners with a superior kind of whorehouse experience. The appearance of representatives of a powerful mining company with interests of its own, however, threatens to be the undoing of their plans. With its fascinating flawed characters, evocative cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, and a soundtrack that innovatively interweaves overlapping dialogue and haunting Leonard Cohen songs, McCabe & Mrs. Miller brilliantly deglamorized and revitalized the most American of genres. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray.
Extras: Audio commentary from 2002 featuring director Robert Altman and producer David Foster; new documentary on the making of the film, featuring actors René Auberjonois, Keith Carradine, and Michael Murphy; casting director Graeme Clifford; and script supervisor Joan Tewkesbury; new conversation about the film and Altman's career between film historians Cari Beauchamp and Rick Jewell; featurette from the film's production, shot on location in 1970; Q&A from 1999 with production designer Leon Ericksen, hosted by the Art Directors Guild Film Society; archival footage from interviews with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, in which he discusses his work on the film; gallery of stills from the set by photographer Steve Schapiro; excerpts from two 1971 episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" featuring Altman and film critic Pauline Kael; trailer; an essay by film critic Nathaniel Rich. (The Criterion Collection)
Mike & Molly: The Complete Sixth and Final Season
(2016) All 13 of the series' final episodes about the warm-hearted working-class Chicago couple who always find a way to make true love work, starring Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).
Nickelodeon Favorites: A Very Nick Jr. Christmas
(2016) Anthology of six Nickelodeon preschool favorite holiday-themed episodes: "Blaze and the Monster Machines - Monster Machine Christmas," "Shimmer and Shine - Santa's Little Genies," "Dora and Friends: Into the City! - Shivers the Snowman," "Bubble Guppies - A Very Guppy Christmas!," "Wallykazam! - Wally Saves the Trollidays" and "Wallykazam! - Snow Place Like Home." Formats: DVD: $14.99. (Paramount).
Phantom of the Theatre
(2016 -- China) Ruby Lin, Yo Yang, Simon Yam, Huang Huan, Jing Gang Shan, Zhang Zi Feng. Set in circa-1930 Shanghai, vengeful spirits of a performance troupe killed in a fire 13 years earlier, seek new victims as the playhouse reopens. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
She Who Must Burn
(2015) Sarah Smyth, Missy Cross, Andrew Dunbar, Jewel Staite. Canadian cinema provocateur Larry Kent and co-writer Shane Twerdun have crafted a thought-provoking and violent horror story centered around the all-too-real battle between personal choice, state-sanctioned law and religious dogma. Sarah Smyth ("Cedar Cove," "Supernatural") headlines as a healthcare provider at odds with the evangelical family in her small town. When she refuses to stop seeing women in need and even helps a desperate member of their own family, they decide she is to blame for the mysterious deaths in the community and must pay. A deadly storm heads towards a small mining village as the local preacher feeds the dark resentments seething in the souls of its citizens. Angela is the only medical resource for women in this unfortunate town where stillbirths and cancer have become disturbingly common. The local preacher and his followers blame Angela for the miscarriages and deaths, and even her Deputy Sheriff boyfriend can't protect her from their wrath. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Midnight Releasing).
(2015 -- Australia) Told through the eyes of those who survived the harrowing Mount Everest avalanche on April 18, 2014, this film touchingly demonstrates how vital and integral Sherpas are to Everest's history and continued legacy. Every year, Western mountain climbers make news ascending Mount Everest. But the compelling stories of the Sherpas, the Nepalese guides who risk their lives to provide for their families, have gone untold -- until now. The film chronicles the fateful 2014 expedition and the tragic avalanche that spurred the Sherpas to make a stand for human rights and respect. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of Sherpa" featurette, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
Supermansion: Season 1
(2015) From the delightfully twisted minds behind TV's "Robot Chicken” comes the uncensored edition of Crackle's edgy stop-motion animated comedy-adventure. Two-disc set with all 13 uncensored episodes of the series that follows the League of Freedom, a group of hapless superheroes who are fighting to stay relevant in a changing world. Led by their aging leader Titanium Rex, voiced by Bryan Cranston, the League of Freedom live together in a mansion and work together battling evildoers, government funding restrictions, modern technology and their own personal demons. Titanium Rex is an aging superhero who has long been the head of the League of Freedom, a once-proud assembly of superheroes that isn't what it used to be. The irritable Titanium Rex finds himself playing mentor to a new crop of Millennial-aged heroes who have little interest in their noble profession. Much to his dismay, they're all thrown together to live in the SuperMansion, where the young heroes learn how to harness their superpowers and fight for justice, liberty -- and the need to stay relevant to society. Also starring Zeb Wells and Keegan-Michael Key, with guest stars Seth Green, Chris Pine, Nick Kroll, Ron Perlman, Matthew Senreich and more. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sony).
Tales of Poe
(2016) Anthology of three Poe stories ("The Tell Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "Dreams") combines the classic horror prose with the star power of legendary scream queens Adrienne King ("Friday the 13th," "Friday the 13th Part 2"), Caroline Williams ("Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2," "Halloween 2"), Amy Steel ("Friday the 13th Part 2," "April Fool's Day") Debbie Rochon ("Model Hunger," "Hell Town") and Lesleh Donaldson ("Happy Birthday to Me," "Funeral Home"). Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Behind the scenes featurette, deleted scenes, interview with co-director Bart Mastronardi, trailers, more. (Wild Eye Releasing).
(1986) Chris Makepeace, Robert Rusler, Grace Jones, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe. Two fraternity pledges head to a seedy part of town to find some entertainment for their college friends but are faced with bloodthirsty vampires. Keith and AJ want to make the right impression at college and so they devise a plan to get them into the best frathouse on campus. They head to the After Dark Club where they want to find a stripper for a party their friends won't forget; instead they find themselves among vampires led by Kinky Katrina. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "One of those Nights: The Making of Vamp" new documentary featuring interviews with director Richard Wenk, stars Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe; behind-the-scenes rehearsals; blooper reel; image gallery; "Dracula Bites the Big Apple" (1979), director Richard Wenk's celebrated short film; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil; first pressing only: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Cullen Gallagher. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(2016) Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Lindsay Duncan, Leo Bill, Geraldine James, Andrew Scott, Richard Armitage, Ed Speleers, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall. Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter. Read more about "Alice Through the Looking Glass" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: "A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland." Blu-ray adds Music video: "Just Like Fire" by P!nk; "Behind the Music Video"; "Behind The Looking Glass" featurette; "Time On ..." discussion with the unpredictable and witty Sacha Baron Cohen; "Alice Goes Through the Looking Glass: A Scene Peeler" side-by-side comparison of raw production footage and final scenes,; "Alice Goes Through Time's Castle: A Scene Peeler"; "Characters of Underland" featurette; commentary with director James Bobin; deleted scenes. (Disney).
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits
(2016) When Donald Trump says, "This election is rigged" -- he should know. His buddies are rigging it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, designed to steal a million votes by November. Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election -- a felony crime. The catch? The list is bogus. Most of these “suspects” are minorities -- in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential.” Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny do what it takes to get their hands on the data, analyze it and go find some of these 7.2 million Americans tagged “suspects” and “potential duplicate voters” whose votes are threatened this November. They hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his "lynching by laptop." Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam. Features Ice-T, Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson, Ed Asner. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Cinema Libre Studio).
(2016) Director: Woody Allen. Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Jeannie Berlin, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott. In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood, where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he's swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Read more about "Café Society" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "On the Red Carpet" for the film's premiere, photo gallery. (Lionsgate).
Child's Play [Collector's Edition]
(1988) Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon. Chucky is back! "Child’s Play" hit theatres in 1988, and forever changed the way the world saw dolls. This release celebrates the landmark film and the iconic character with a two-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set that includes a brand new 2K scan of the film and hours of bonus material. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras:
New audio commentary with director Tom Holland; commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and “Chucky” designer Kevin Yagher; Commentary with producer David Kirschner and screenwriter Don Mancini; select scene Chucky commentaries; "Evil Comes in Small Packages" featuring interviews with Don Mancini, David Kirschner, John Lafia, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent, and Kevin Yagher; new "Life Behind the Mask: Being Chucky" interview with actor Ed Gale; "Chucky: Building a Nightmare" featuring Kevin Yagher; "A Monster Convention" featuring Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent and Chris Sarandon; "Introducing Chucky: The Making of Child’s Play" vintage featurette; "The Decade of Darkness" featurette on 80s horror films; original theatrical trailer; still photo gallery; more. (Scream Factory).
Downton Abbey: Complete Ltd Ed Collector's Set
Twenty-two disc set with all 52 episodes -- and five hours of brand new bonus video. Housed in a keepsake box that includes a working Downton Abbey pull bell, six coasters, "The Costumes of Downton Abbey" booklet and a 22-disc hardcover book.Formats: DVD, $199.99. Extras: "The Story of Downton Abbey," seven character documentaries, "The Creators Favorite Scenes," nine supercuts, "Great Houses With Julian Fellowes," "The Manners of Downton Abbey" and "More Manners of Downton Abbey." (PBS Distribution).
Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection
Twenty-one disc set with all 52 episodes. Spanning the idyllic pre-war era through the storms of The Great War and beyond to the roaring 1920s, Downton Abbey tells the story of the aristocratic Crawley family and the servants who work for them. As the world around them undergoes extraordinary change, life in the sumptuous country house continues to be marked by romance, ambition, passion and heartbreak. As challenges are faced upstairs and down, inhabitants of the great house share in each other's joys and hardship; their lives are inseparably interlinked. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "The Story of Downton Abbey," seven character documentaries, "The Creators Favorite Scenes," nine supercuts, "Great Houses With Julian Fellowes," "The Manners of Downton Abbey" and "More Manners of Downton Abbey." (PBS Distribution).
Guilt: Season 1
(2016) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. This delicious whodunit follows the chaos that unfolds when American exchange student Grace Atwood's roommate is shockingly murdered in their London apartment. The search for her killer leads to scandal and intrigue stretching all the way from underground sex clubs to the highest levels of the Royal family. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Guilt: Sex, Sin & Scandal" featurette, bloopers, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
Independence Day: Resurgence
(2016) Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward. Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough? Read more about "Independence Day: Resurgence" in the October Calendar.Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Eight deleted scenes with audio commentary by Roland Emmerich, "The War of 1996," "It's Early, ABQ!," "Another Day: The Making of Independence Day: Resurgence," gag reel, commentary by Emmerich, concept art, theatrical trailers and TV spot. (Fox).
Masterpiece: Mr. Selfridge The Complete Series
(2013-16) Twelve-disc set of the PBS series that brings to life the story of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge (played by Jeremy Piven), the colorful and visionary founder of Selfridges, London’s lavish department store. Pioneering, reckless, and with an abundance of charm, Harry Selfridge created a theater of retail for early 1900s Londoners, where the latest topics or trends were showcased and traditions were challenged. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).
Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection
The first five Marx Brothers' films (Paramount-produced, from 1929 to 1933) have been restored on Blu-ray for the first time ever: "Duck Soup," "Horse Feathers," "Monkey Business," "Animal Crackers" and "The Cocoanuts" -- the only five movies ever made with all four brothers together: Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo.The three-disc collectible set includes "The Marx Brothers: Hollywood's Kings of Chaos," a feature-length documentary on the rise of the Marx Brothers; audio commentaries for all five films; "Inside the NBC Vault - The Today Show Interview with Harpo Marx" (1961); "Inside the NBC Vault - The Today Show Interview with Groucho Marx" (1963); "Inside the NBC Vault - The Today Show Interview with Bill Marx" (1985). Formats: Blu-ray Disc. (Universal).
The Night Of
(2016) John Turturro, Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Peyman Moaadi, Jeannie Berlin, Poorna Jagannathan, Amara Karan, Syam M. Lafi, David Chen, Michael Kenneth Williams, Glenne Headly. Acclaimed, smash hit HBO limited series that delves into the intricacies of a complex New York City murder case with cultural and political overtones. Pakistani-American college student Nasir “Naz” Khan, who lives with his parents in Queens, NY, takes his father’s taxi to go to a party in Manhattan. But what starts as a perfect night for Naz becomes a nightmare when he’s arrested for murder. The series examines the police investigation, the legal proceedings, the criminal justice system and Rikers Island, where the accused await trial. An exquisite, richly detailed, heart-wrenching and thrilling drama.Based on the BBC series "Criminal Justice." Three-disc set with all eight episodes.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (HBO).
Our Kind of Traitor
(2016) Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis. While on vacation, a married couple unwittingly befriends a flamboyant and charismatic Russian named Dima, who -- unbeknownst to them -- is a kingpin money launderer for the mafia. When Dima confides to his new friends that he plans to escape from the mob, they're quickly swept into the dangerous world of international espionage. The unlikely companions must undertake a perilous journey through Paris, Bern, and London and form an unsettling alliance with a ruthless British MI6 agent in order to save Dima and his family. From master spy novelist John le Carré. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, three featurettes: "The Making of Our Kind of Traitor," "The Cast" and "The Story." (Lionsgate).
(2006) An Academy Award-winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, "Pan's Labyrinth" encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. Eleven-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero, in a mature and tender performance) comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather (Sergi López), a sadistic captain in General Franco's army, hunts down Republican guerrillas who refuse to give up the fight. The violent reality in which she lives merges seamlessly with a fantastical interior world when Ofelia meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth and is set on a strange, mythic journey that is at once terrifying and beautiful. In his revisiting of this bloody period in Spanish history, del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child's imagination and threatening the innocence of youth. Newly graded 2K digital master, supervised by director Guillermo del Toro, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Alternate DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary by del Toro from 2007; new interview with del Toro by novelist Cornelia Funke about fairy tales, fantasy, and "Pan's Labyrinth"; new interview with actor Doug Jones; four 2007 making-of documentaries, examining the characters, production, special effects, themes, and music of the film; interactive director's notebook; footage of actor Ivana Baquero's audition for the film; animated comics featuring prequel stories for the film's menagerie of creatures; programs comparing selected production storyboards and del Toro's thumbnail sketches with the final film, visual effects work for the Green Fairy, and elements of the film's score; trailers and TV spots; an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson. (The Criterion Collection).
75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
(2016) Two-disc HISTORY set provides an in-depth look at December 7, 1941 — the date that will live in infamy. A definitive chronicle of the attack on Pearl Harbor. With archival combat footage, gripping personal accounts, and detailed historical analysis, six documentaries explore one of history’s most devastating events -- as seen through the eyes of the Japanese attackers and the U.S. forces on the ground. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
(1993) The work of two great American artists merges in "Short Cuts," a kaleidoscopic adaptation of the stories of renowned author Raymond Carver by maverick director Robert Altman. Epic in scale yet meticulously observed, the film interweaves the stories of 22 characters as they struggle to find solace and meaning in contemporary Los Angeles. The extraordinary ensemble cast includes Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Lemmon and Jennifer Jason Leigh -- all giving fearless performances in what is one of Altman's most compassionate creations. New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by cinematographer Walt Lloyd, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Alternate 5.1 soundtrack mix, plus isolated music track. Extras: Conversation between Altman and actor Tim Robbins from 2004; "Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country," a 1993 feature-length documentary on the making of "Short Cuts"; "To Write and Keep Kind," a 1992 PBS documentary on the life of Carver; one-hour 1983 audio interview with Carver, conducted for the American Audio Prose Library; original demo recordings of the film's Doc Pomus-Mac Rebennack songs, performed by Dr. John; deleted scenes; a look inside the marketing of "Short Cuts"; an essay by film critic Michael Wilmington. (The Criterion Collection).
Teen Wolf" Season 5 Part 2
(2016) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Ultimate Dread - The Creatures of S5." (MGM/Fox).
Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro
Throughout a career that encompasses both visually arresting art-house hits and big-budget Hollywood spectacles, director Guillermo del Toro has continually redefined and elevated the horror genre with his deeply personal explorations of myths and monsters. These three Spanish-language films, each a tale of childhood in troubled times, showcase his singular fusion of the fantastic and the real. Drawing inspiration from a rich variety of sources, from Alfred Hitchcock to Francisco de Goya, the gothic-infused stories collected here -- populated by vampires, ghosts, and a fairy-tale princess -- make evident why del Toro is considered the master cinematic fabulist of our time. High-definition digital restoration of "Cronos," 2K digital restoration of "The Devil's Backbone," newly graded 2K digital master of "Pan's Labyrinth," all supervised and approved by director Guillermo del Toro, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack for Cronos and 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentaries, documentaries, featurettes, and much, much more for each film; a 100-page hardcover book featuring an introduction by author Neil Gaiman and essays by critics Michael Atkinson, Mark Kermode, and Maitland McDonagh, along with production notes and sketches by del Toro and illustrators Carlos Giménez and Raúl Monge; essays by Atkinson, Kermode, and McDonagh, and production notes for "Cronos" by del Toro. (The Criterion Collection).
(2015) Caroline Munro, Christian Stamm, Veronica Bacorn, Marta Flich, Almudena León. Faithful remake of the sexy, twisted 1974 cult classic by Joseph Larraz, set in a stately English manor inhabited by two older lesbian vampires, with their only cohabitant being a man imprisoned in the basement. Their lives and lifestyle are upended when a trio of campers come upon their lair and seek to uncover their dark secrets, a decision that has sexual and blood-curdling consequences. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Read more here. (Artsploitation Films).
What We Become
(2015 -- Denmark) Mille Dinesen, Troels Lyby, Mikael Birkkjær, Marie Hammer Boda, Therese Damsgaard, Ole Dupont. The Johansson family -- mom, dad, their rebellious teenage son, and young daughter -- are looking forward to a quiet summer in their idyllic suburban town. But in the blink of an eye, things go from blissful to berserk when a horrifying plague tears through the community. After a string of grisly deaths, the government puts the neighborhood on lockdown. But one thing soon becomes terrifyingly clear: you can’t quarantine the apocalypse. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (IFC Midnight/Scream Factory).
(2016) Based on MC Beaton's best-selling mystery novels, Acorn TV Original Series "Agatha Raisin" makes its DVD debut. In this funny and intriguing new mystery series, a London PR whizz, Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen), turns amateur sleuth as she becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem, and murder when she opts for early retirement in a small village in the Cotswolds. Agatha finds her hopes of a quiet life are dashed when more murders start occurring in her village. Drawn into their mysteries, Agatha attempts to solve the crimes ... often in rather unorthodox ways. Three-disc set with eight episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Acorn Media).
American Masters: Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
(2016) The first documentary about the 94-year-old television writer/producer legend who was largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s. With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, the film combines stories from his turbulent childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success ("All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Maude") and social activism. The documentary also features colorful stories from Lear’s family, friends and collaborators, including John Amos, George Clooney, Alan Horn, Bill Moyers, Rob Reiner, Phil Rosenthal and Russell Simmons, as well as cinéma vérité moments with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Jon Stewart, Amy Poehler and Lena Dunham. Release timed to coincide with national broadcast premiering on PBS October 25 after a July-August theatrical release. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "What do a 92 year old Jew and the world of hip hop have in #Common?," "Mary Hartman Breakdown," "Hartman Casting," "Not Dead Yet," "Bill Moyers on Norman Lear," "The Shrink and Syndication." (PBS Distribution).
Ancient Aliens: Season 9
(2014) Four-disc set with 12 episodes. Pyramids ... hidden beneath the ice of Antarctica. Egyptian hieroglyphs of flying ships ... carved on sandstone walls in Australia. As technology advances, scientists and archaeologists are making new, groundbreaking discoveries at an unprecedented rate. According to Ancient Astronaut theorists, these discoveries may reveal not only that extraterrestrials visited Earth in the distant past, but that they may still be among us today. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
(2015 -- Spain/France/Uruguay) Alvaro Ogalla, Marta Larralde, Barbara Lennie, Vicky Pena, Kaiet Rodriguez, Juan Calot, Andres Gertrudix, Jaime Chavarri, Mercedes Hoyos. Uruguayan film programmer-turned-director Federico Veiroj's critically acclaimed film channels the likeness of Luis Buñuel and Éric Rohmer in the existentialist tale of unlikely hero Gonzalo Tamayo's (Álvaro Ogalla) quixotic quest to abandon the Catholic Church. In love with his cousin, engaged in dubious errands for his crooked father, and struggling to complete one final credit for his university degree in philosophy, a seemingly lost Tamayo must establish who he truly is. In a quest to change the person he has been forced to become, Tamayo's opposition manifests itself in the increasingly quixotic mission of formally having his name struck from the Catholic church's baptismal record. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
A Better Place
(2016) Stephen Todt, Perry Thomas, Mary Ann Raemisch, Garret Wareing. Jeremy Rollins is a young man with a very strange affliction. He was born with the uncanny and uncontrollable ability to deflect any physical attack and its associated pain and injury to the attacker's closest relationship. Fearing that if he were ever discovered, he would be subject to unspeakable experiments, Jeremy's mother had the foresight to home school him and limit his contact to the outside world. But upon the unexpected passing of his mother, Jeremy is forced to confront a corrupt town and face the realities of a harsh society and the cruelties of its people. Winner of the Best Film award at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Monarch Home Entertainment).
Bruce Lee: Tracking the Dragon
(2014) Bruce Lee expert John Little ("A Warrior's Journey") tracks down the actual locations of some of Bruce Lee's most iconic action scenes. Many of these sites remain largely unchanged nearly half a century later. At monasteries, ice factories, and on urban streets, Little explores the real life settings of Lee's legendary career. The film builds on Little's earlier short, "Pursuit of the Dragon," to present a comprehensive view of Lee's work that will change the way you see the films. In such pivotal films as "The Big Boss," "Fist of Fury," "The Way of the Dragon" and "Enter the Dragon", Lee staged the elaborately choreographed action sequences that revolutionized the martial arts field. They took on a mythic status and it is highly informative to see how he expertly built traditional locations into his story lines to give them added dimension. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).
(2015) Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father, Ben (Viggo Mortensen), dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they're forced to leave their self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world, leading to a confrontation with his father-in-law (Frank Langella), who wants his grandchildren to have a normal life -- challenging Ben's idea of what it means to be a parent and bringing into question everything he's taught them. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, Ultraviolet (Cloud). Extras: "Insane or Insanely Great?" behind-the-scenes featurette. (Universal).
(2002 -- Japan) After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic "Ringu" and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for "Dark Water," another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural. (An American version starring Jennifer Connelly was released in 2005.) Based upon on a short story by "Ringu" author Koji Suzuki, "Dark Water" follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko. When they move into a new home within a dilapidated and long-forgotten apartment complex, Yoshimi begins to experience startling visions and unexplainable sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of Ikuko, but perhaps their lives as well. Beautifully shot by the same cinematographer as "Ringu" and "Pulse" (Junichiro Hayashi)and featuring an especially unnerving sound design, "Dark Water" successfully merges spine-tingling tension with a family's heart-wrenching emotional struggle, creating one of the very finest and most unsettling contemporary Japanese horror films. High Definition digital transfer with original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD on the Blu-ray). Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: New interview with director Hideo Nakata; new interview with novelist Koji Suzuki; new interview with cinematographer Junichiro Hayashi; archive interview with actress Asami Mizukawa; original "Making-of" documentary; trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain; first pressing only: illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing by David Kalat, author of "J-Horror: The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond," and an examination of the American remake by writer and editor Michael Gingold. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(1963) This masterpiece of black humor, beloved in Spain but too little seen elsewhere, threads a scathing critique of Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner's daughter and reluctantly takes over her father's job so the family can keep their government-allotted apartment. As caustic today as it was in 1963, this early collaboration between Luis García Berlangan and his longtime screenwriter Rafael Azcona is an unerring depiction of what Berlanga called "the invisible traps that society sets up for us." A furiously funny personal attack on capital punishment, "The Executioner" escaped the state censors who sought to suppress it, and today is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time. New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New interview with filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar; new program on director Luis García Berlanga, featuring interviews with his son José Luis Berlanga, film critic Carlos F. Heredero, writers Fernando R. Lafuente and Bernardo Sánchez Salas, and director of the Berlanga Film Museum Rafael Maluenda; Spanish television program from 2012 on "The Executioner," featuring archival interviews with Berlanga; trailer; an essay by film critic David Cairns. (The Criterion Collection).
The Exorcist III [Collector's Edition]
(1990) George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller, Nicol Williamson, Scott Wilson. Two-disc set with "The Exorcist III" (Theatrical Cut) and "Legion" (Original Director's Cut). The first ever home entertainment release of the director's cut, a brand-new, alternate version of "The Exorcist III," reflecting William Peter Blatty's original vision of his novel "Legion." Features a new 2K transfer from the inter-positive, and over 4 hours of special features. Highlights from the special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director William Peter Blatty, and new interviews with producer Carter DeHaven, actors Clifford David, Tracy Thorne, and Brad Dourif, production assistant Kara Reidy, production designer Leslie Dilley, assistant designer Daren Dochterman, illustrator Simon Murton, and composer Barry DeVorzon, as well as a featurette titled "All This Bleeding," which is a look at the re-shoot and makeup effects with production manager Ronald Colby, editor Todd Ramsay, effects artists William Forsche, Mike Smithson, Brian Wade and actor/body double Charles Powell. Formats: Blu-ray. (Scream Factory).
(2016) Chelsea Durkalec, Susie Celek, former UFC Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey defeater Holly Holm, and UFC newbie Cris "Cyborg." In this action packed thriller a young woman is found dead after getting involved with an underground fighting ring in Fight Valley. Her sister begins training under a respected ex-fighter as she searches for the killer. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: (Breaking Glass Pictures).
Girl in Woods
(2016) Charisma Carpenter, Juliet Reeves, Jeremy London, Lee Perkins. When the death of her fiancé leaves Grace abandoned in a harsh mountain wilderness, the struggle against the elements and starvation causes the fragile shell of her sanity to crack. Her situation worsens when she notices a dark, inhuman figure stalking her every step. Through memories of her mother and father, Grace finds a long-forgotten horrible truth about herself -- a secret, long hidden away, that will either lead her to safety or down a path of horror beyond anything she could comprehend. Formats: DVD. (Candy Factory Films).
The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast
In 1963, director Herschell Gordon Lewis pulled a cow's tongue out of an actress' mouth on camera, and in doing so, changed the landscape of horror cinema forever. That sequence was just one of numerous gruesome gags featured in "Blood Feast," the film credited as being the world's first gore movie. It's no exaggeration to say that the modern gross-out movies of today owe their very existence to the pioneering efforts of H.G. Lewis. But whilst Lewis is most widely celebrated for his blood-and-guts epics ("Two Thousand Maniacs!", "The Wizard of Gore," etc.), there's more to the prolific director than splatter. From tales of sordid photographers ("Scum of the Earth") to sex robots ("How to Make a Doll"), from biker girl-gangs ("She-Devils on Wheels") to youths-run-amok ("Just for the Hell of It"), and from psychic witches ("Something Weird") to hard liquor-loving hillbillies ("Moonshine Mountain"), the filmography of H.G. Lewis reads like a veritable wish-list of exploitation movie madness. Now, for the first time ever, Arrow Video presents 14 of the Godfather of Gore's most essential films on seven Blu-ray Discs and seven DVDs (including nine Blu-ray world debuts), packed full of eye-popping bonus content. So put your feet up, pour yourself a glass of good ol' moonshine, and prepare yourself for a feast -- H.G. Lewis style!. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo: $229.95. Read more here. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(2015) Amanda Wyss, Patrick Peduto, Jamye Méri Grant, Malcolm Matthews Brent Witt. Starring genre fave Amanda Wyss as a lonely woman trapped in the abusive prison of her childhood home with her tyrannical father. A chance at real happiness sends her on a direct path with the confrontation she's avoided all her life, setting off a nightmarish world of nerve-shredding suspense and claustrophobic terror. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Needs, Wants & Desires: Behind the Scenes of The Id," commentary with director-producer Thommy Hutson and actress Amanda Wyss, deleted and alternate scenes, behind the scenes footage, audition footage, trailers, photo gallery. (Hutson Ranch Media/Panic Ventures).
Janet King, Series 2: The Invisible Wound
(20156) Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp returns in Acorn TV's enthralling Australian legal drama. In Series 2, still reeling from her own personal tragedy, Janet and her team leave the courtroom to lead a Royal Commission into gun crimes. In Series 2, Janet remains devastated by the unsolved murder of her partner, Ash, two years earlier. Her professional life is no less challenging, as the attorney general tasks Janet with heading a royal commission into serious firearm crime. Recruiting some of her old team from the Department of Public Prosecutions, Janet begins piecing together how illegal guns enter the country. When the commission discovers evidence related to Ash's murder, Janet comes closer to finding the killer who tore her family apart. But uncovering the truth makes Janet and the high-profile commission a target for criminals and politicians alike. Three-disc set with eight episodes. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, photo gallery. (Acorn Media).
Killbillies (Idyll, Idila)
(2015 -- Slovenia) Nina Ivanišin, Lotos Vincenc Šparovec, Jurij Drevenšek. Slovenia's first ever horror movie. A group of fashionistas from the city, including models Zina and Mia, make-up artist Dragica and photographer Blitcz, begin to shoot on an idyllic countryside hilltop. But soon, two physically deformed psychopathic countrymen approach them and quickly attack. After the terrified group finds themselves chained in a basement and awaiting their gruesome fate, they decide they must fight no matter what the odds. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Artsploitation Films).
(2016) Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Batema, Billy Burke, Alexander DiPersia, Maria Bello.
When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother. Read more about "Lights Out" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes. (Warner).
Men & Chicken
(2015 -- Denmark) Mads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling, Nicolas Bro. A darkly hilarious slapstick comedy starring Mikkelsen follows a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers -- each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies -- living in a dilapidated mansion overrun by barn animals. Initially unwelcome by their newfound kin, the two visitors stubbornly wear them down until they're reluctantly invited to stay. As the misfit bunch get to know each other, they unwittingly uncover a deep family secret that ultimately binds them together. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Booklet featuring behind-the-scenes photos and concept art from the film's production as well as a brief essay from director Anders Thomas Jensen. (Drafthouse Films/MVD Entertainment).
The Midnight Swim
(2014) Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, Aleksa Palladino, Beth Grant, Ross Partridge. Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom, though many have tried. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deep-water dive, her three daughters travel home to settle her affairs. They find themselves, however, unable to let go of their mother and become drawn into the mysteries of the lake. With the aid of an old friend, they invoke the spirit of the Seven Sisters from Greek mythology, opening a world of unexplainable chills. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 AFI Fest, Best American Indie Feature Film at the Denver Int'l Film Festival, and winner of the One in a Million Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Formats: DVD. (Candy Factory Films).
(2016) Dir.: Bruce Beresford; Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Xavier Samuel, Lucy Fry. The story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook -- Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Britt Robertson interview, "Eddie Murphy: Doing a Drama" featurette, "Food on Film" featurette, "Based on a True Friendship" featurette. (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate).
(2015) Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heize, Kimiko Glenn. Industrious high school senior Vee (Emma Roberts) is tired of living life on the sidelines. Pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee teams up with a sly and charming competitor (Dave Franco) for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as Vee is caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game takes a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading Vee into a high-stakes finale that will determine her entire future. The Nerve Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD give viewers the unique opportunity to experience being a WATCHER or a PLAYER. Upon launching the special features, viewers will choose either WATCHER or PLAYER mode. In WATCHER mode, they can go behind the scenes with 15 “Creating Nerve” pods exploring the making of the film. PLAYER mode includes an “Are You a Watcher or a Player” interactive quiz, the “Do You Have the Nerve?” Game, and Player Profiles of the top six Nerve players. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Creating Nerve – 15 Character Pods, “The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish” outtakes, “The Governor’s Ball Takeover – Social Media Stars in a Game of Dare." (Lionsgate).
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
(2015) A feature-length chronicle about the life of Peggy Guggenheim, the collector, gallerist and Guggenheim family heiress who became a leading figure in the modern art movement as she assembled one of the world's great troves of modern art. The second feature directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland ("Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel"), This documentary reveals Guggenheim to be a remarkably vibrant character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colorful personal history included trysts, affairs and marriages with such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp as well as many others. While also fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, which is today enshrined in her famous Venetian palazzo. Based in part on Guggenheim's sole authorized biography, Jacqueline Weld's 1986 "Peggy: The Wayward Guggenheim," the documentary recounts the New York-born collector's life through never-before-heard interview tapes; conversations with relatives, artists, dealers and industry experts; and hundreds of astounding and beautiful images spanning decades of artists, galleries, parties, travels and other colorful scenes. Interviewees include noted art dealers Larry Gagosian and Arne Glimcher; noted curators Hans Ulrich Obrist, Karole Vail and Diego Cortez; and artist Marina Abramovic. Formats: DVD. Extras: Interviews with Jacqueline Bograd Weld, Author, "Peggy: The Wayward Guggenheim"; artist Marina Abramovic; Dore Ashton, art historian and author, "The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning"; Larry Gagosian, gallery owner' John Richardson, art historian and Picasso's biographer ; Q&A following UK premiere at Curzon; theatrical trailer. (Music Box Films).
(1960) 4k digital restoration of director Leslie Stevens' long-missing 1960 thriller starring iconic American character actor Warren Oates in his first significant screen role. A major rediscovery for noir and crime fans," Private Property" had essentially vanished following a very brief release in the early 1960s. Two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy, Peeping Tom perfection by Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of an unhappy housewife (Leslie Stevens' real-life spouse, Kate Manx). Shimmering with sexual tension and lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord ("The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," "East of Eden"), "Private Property" is both an eerie, neo-Hitchcockian thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream. Oates delivers his first great screen performance here as one of the murderous vagabonds, years before he emerged as one of the finest character actors of his generation; his bizarre, voyeuristic Lennie-and-George relationship with the underrated Allen (James Dean's hot rod rival in "Rebel Without a Cause") is fueled by a barely-suppressed homoeroticism. Shot almost entirely in the Beverly Hills home where director Stevens and lead actress Manx lived at the time, the film is a simmering thriller tinged with deeply unnerving elements of autobiography -- and all the voyeurism anyone could ask for. New 4K restoration from previously lost film elements rediscovered and preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New video interview with still photographer and technical consultant Alexander Singer, U.S. theatrical trailer, new essay by Don Malcolm. (Cinelicious Pics).
Razors: The Return of Jack the Ripper
(2016) Kelby Keenan, Josh Myers, Kan Bonfils. While attending an intensive writing workshop held in a crumbling Victorian building, a young writer believes she has discovered the holy grail of terror, the knives used by Jack the Ripper for his notorious murders. As the ghost of a young Victorian girl haunts Ruth and her fellow screenwriters, the Ripper of legend rises to renew his murderous spree. As bodies begin to pile up, it appears that everyone trapped in the building has a connection to the original mystery. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
(2015) Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan, Eric Tsang. For years, by-the-book Hong Kong detective Benny Chan (Jackie Chan) has tried to avenge his partner’s murder at the hands of a drug lord. When Benny learns that freewheeling American gambler Connor Watts (Johnny Knoxville) has the evidence he needs, he teams with Connor to get justice. Now all Benny and Connor have to do is survive the fight of their lives -- and each other in this action-comedy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “When Jackie Met Johnny”featurette, commentary with director Renny Harlin. (Lionsgate).
Steve McQueen - The Man & Le Mans
(2015) By 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. He was the "King of Cool" and the world's most notorious ladies' man. Hot off the back of classics like "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "Bullitt," the racing fanatic began production of his passion project, "Le Mans," centered on the 24-hour car race in France. But the infamously troubled production was plagued with financial troubles, on-set rivalries and the star's own personal issues. This documentary film interweaves stunning, newly-discovered footage and McQueen's private recordings with original interviews to reveal the true story of how this cinema legend would risk everything in pursuit of his dream. Official Selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Formats: DVD. (Filmrise/MVD).
(2016) Bug Hall, Nicholas Turturro, William Katt. Locked in a dark cell as a child, "The Captive" was raised in complete isolation, never seeing the light of day or even another human being. But when he approaches the age of 30 -- without warning -- he's released into society with nothing but the clothes on his back. Determined to find out who he is, "The Captive" discovers that he's the centerpiece of a dangerous orchestrated sociological experiment and sets off to find the truth about his shadowed existence, ultimately leading to a confrontation with his maker. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Making-of" featurette, theatrical trailer, deleted scenes, more. (Birdman/MVD Visual).
Suddenly BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1954) Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney. Sinatra is unforgettable as a psychotic war veteran hell bent on assassinating the president in this classic thriller. Restored in HD from the original 35mm film. (The Film Detective).
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 10th Anniversary
(2006) Ultimate two-disc fan edition. The comedy stars Will Ferrell as #1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby, who stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly). But when a French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen) makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Includes the theatrical version of the film fully remastered in 4K, plus over 90 minutes of new special features including 13 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, interviews with Ricky & Jean, "Raw Takes," director Adam McKay's video diaries, auditions and more. The set also includes the unrated version of the film, along with all archival bonus material: "25 Years Later" commentary, commentary with director Adam McKay, deleted and extended scenes, gag reel, "Line-O-Rama," interviews, "Will Ferrell Returns to Talladega" featurette, bonus race footage, "Walker & Texas Ranger" featurette, Ricky and Cal's commercials and public service announcements, more. (Sony).
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