(2017) James Martinez, Trevor Stovall, Farah White, Michael Chieffo. Single father Aaron fights to save his 12-year-old hemophiliac son after becoming infected with vampire blood. He enlists the help of a local vampire hunter and embarks on a frantic search to find the source of the infection to stop the transformation before it’s too late. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Introduction to Aaron’s Blood," "Making Of," "Behind the Scenes," deleted scenes. (Gravitas Ventures).
(2017) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace, Kevin Zegers, Martin Donovan. Schwarzenegger stars as a husband fearlessly seeking revenge on the air traffic controller responsible for his family’s death in a plane crash. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Audio commentary with director Elliott Lester and producer Eric Watson, interviews with director Elliott Lester and director of photography Pieter Vermeer. (Lionsgate).
(2017) J.K. Simmons, Analeigh Tipton, Shannon Woodward, Emile Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Hunter Parrish. When a globetrotting, workaholic father trying to visit his daughter on a last-minute layover in Los Angeles discovers that she’s disappeared, he forces her awkward, nervous ex-boyfriend to help him find her over the course of one increasingly crazy night. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox).
(2016) Dir.: Walter Hill; Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Sigourney Weaver. Revenge thriller. Hit-man Frank Kitchen (Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he’s not the man he thought he was -- he’s been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person who transformed him, Dr. Rachel Kay (Weaver), a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Filmmaking Portraits" photo montage. (Lionsgate).
Bambi Signature Collection
“Bambi,” which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, was released in 1942 during World War II and took over five years to make due to its exquisite hand-drawn artwork and attention to detail. Beloved by generations, “Bambi” holds the No. 3 spot on the American Film Institute’s “10 Top 10,” honoring the 10 greatest animated films of all time. The timeless tale features an adorable young deer named Bambi who explores the wonders and challenges of the woods with his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl -- and ultimately fulfills his destiny as prince of the forest.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). New extras: "The Bambi Effect:: “Bambi” was full of innovations for its time, and this featurette takes a look at how those past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today; "Studio Stories: “Bambi”: Recordings of Walt Disney. Listen in on intimate moments where he discusses the challenges, pitfalls and triumphs during the production of “Bambi”; deleted scene: "Bambi’s Ice and Snow"; deleted scene: "The Grasshopper"; Bambi Fawn Facts; "Oswald The Lucky Rabbit: “Africa Before Dark” Oswald Short; "Celebrating Tyrus Wong" (Digital Exclusive): A heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of “Bambi.” Much like Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, Tyrus Wong had a unique signature style all to his own. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in “Bambi” were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings. Vintage extras: Four deleted scenes; five-part "The Making of Bambi: A Prince Is Born"; "Trick of the Trade" (excerpt); "Inside the Disney Archives"; "The Old Mill" animated short; original theatrical trailer; "The Golden Age." (Disney).
Beauty and the Beast
(2017) Dir.: Bill Condon; Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald.
Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted. Includes the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version.
Read more about "Beauty and the Beast" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: “Beauty and the Beast” music video with Ariana Grande and John Legend. Blu-ray adds: Enchanted Table Read: Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more. A Beauty of a Tale: Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic. The Women Behind “Beauty and the Beast”: Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life. Making a Moment with Celine Dion: Celine Dion shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever” – and be a part of the legacy of “Beauty and the Beast.” From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences" See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast”:
“Belle” -- Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene.
“Be Our Guest” -- Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
“Gaston” -- Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number.
“Beauty and the Beast” -- You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.
Introduction by Director Bill Condon -- Director Bill Condon presents a collection of scenes that, for one reason or another, ended up on the cutting-room floor.
Gaston Courts Belle -- Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
Bread and Jam for Agathe -- On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
Storming the Ice Gates -- The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s defenses.
Lumière Torches LeFou -- As the fight rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette … until he experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
Monsieur Toilette -- LeFou escapes from the brawl into a small room, where he's startled by a castle resident.
Cogsworth Rescues Lumière -- When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens Lumière, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
Treacle the Lasses -- Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou – Madame Garderobe’s dog-turned-footstool – into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite -- After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again. Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” – Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon. “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video: Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song. Making the Music Video: Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video. Disney Song Selection: Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie. (Disney).
Becker: The Complete Series
(1998-2004) Seventeen-disc set with all 129 episodes of the fan-favorite series, now available in a newly packaged complete series collection. The comedy follows Dr. John Becker (Ted Danson), a dedicated and talented physician who's extremely devoted to his Bronx medical practice. However, because Dr. Becker looks at the world around him and sees a society gone mad, he has no qualms about saying anything that comes to mind -- anything. Becker often unleashes his views on his friends: Jake (Alex Desert), the blind proprietor of the local newsstand; Bob (Saverio Guerra), the annoying but somehow likable super of Becker's apartment building; Margaret (Hattie Winston), his head nurse; and Linda (Shawnee Smith), his slightly ditzy nurse's aide. He also has to deal with his neighbor -- and on-again, off-again love interest -- Chris (Nancy Travis). Even though he seems to be insulting them at every turn, the people in his life persist in trying to connect with him to find the nice guy they know is in there somewhere. Formats: DVD. Extras: Cast interviews, gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).
A Cure for Wellness
(2017 -- Germany/USA) Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi, Adrian Schiller. An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem. Read more about "A Cure for Wellness" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted sequence: “It’s Wonderful Here”; Meditations (Water is the Cure, Air is the Cure, Earth is the Cure); "The Score"; theatrical trailer; red band trailer; international trailer. (Fox).
(2016) All 10 episodes of the series follow-up to the classic horror film "The Omen" that follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny -- that he is the Antichrist. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Fox).
Enter the Warriors Gate
(2015) Uriah Shelton, Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory, Mark Chao, Ni Ni. After a mysterious chest opens a gateway through time, teen gamer Jack (Shelton) is transported to an ancient empire terrorized by a cruel barbarian king (former WWE Superstar Bautista), where he'll need all of his gaming skills as he battles to defeat the barbarian, protect a beautiful princess, and somehow find his way back home. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scene, “Beyond the Gate: Making Enter the Warriors Gate” featurette, “The Journey East: Bridging the Cultural Divide” featurette, audio Commentary with director Matthias Hoene. (Lionsgate).
(2016) Andrew Scott, Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Moe Dunford,
Michael McElhatton. Irish coming of-age comedy/drama follows Ned, the
bullied outsider, and Conor, the new boy and star athlete, who are
forced to room together at their rugby-mad boarding school. The boys
take an instant dislike to each other, and seem destined to remain
enemies until an English teacher, Mr. Sherry, begins to drill into
them the value of finding one's own voice. This lesson, however, isn't
appreciated by everyone, particularly rugby coach Pascal, who has his
own agenda and harbors some deep suspicions about the boys' teacher.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
(2015 -- Germany) Anuk Steffen, Bruno Ganz, Peter Lohmeyer, Isabelle Ottmann. The classic take retold -- based on one of the bestselling books (written by Johanna Spyri) of all time. Dove Foundation approved. Orphan girl Heidi spends the happiest days of her childhood together with her eccentric grandfather, cut off from the outside world in a simple cabin in the Swiss mountains. Together with her friend Peter, she tends to her grandfather's goats and enjoys freedom in the mountains to the fullest. But those carefree times come to an abrupt end when Heidi is taken to Frankfurt by her Aunt Dete to stay with the family of the wealthy Mr. Sesemann and be a playmate for his wheelchair-bound daughter Klara. Although the two girls soon become friends and Klara's grandmother awakens a passion for books in Heidi, Heidi's longing for her beloved mountains and her grandfather grows ever stronger. Formats: DVD. (Omnibus Entertainment).
Juice BLU-RAY DEBUT and 25th Anniversary DVD
(1992) Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Vincent Laresca, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah, Cindy Herron. A powerful morality tale steeped in 90s urban culture, "Juice" marked the feature directorial debut of Spike Lee’s acclaimed cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson and the first starring roles for Omar Epps and an electrifying Tupac Shakur. Twenty-five years later, the gritty and influential film continues to be celebrated for its realistic portrayal of Harlem life, the early New York hip-hop scene, and the fate of four friends in pursuit of the power and respect they call the Juice. Extras: Commentary by director Ernest R. Dickerson; "You’ve Got the Juice Now," a look back at the making of the film featuring new interviews with Dickerson, producer David Heyman and actors Epps, Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins. The piece details Dickerson’s struggle to remain true to his original vision, his desire to cast fresh new talent, the challenges of shooting on location in Harlem, and the reasons why the film’s ending was changed; "The Wrecking Crew" behind-the-scenes interview featurette with the film’s surviving lead actors; "Sip the Juice: The Music" featurette explores the essential role that music plays in the film, featuring vintage interviews with the Shocklee brothers about their score, as well as Erik B, EPMD, and members of Cypress Hill; "Stay in the Scene: The Interview" vintage interview with the four lead cast members on set; set photo gallery. (Paramount).
(2017) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Daniel Bernhardt, María Conchita Alonso, Peter Stormare, Autumn Reeser, Kris Van Damme. After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Soon after, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down and his nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (Sony).
Land of Mine
(2015 -- Denmark) Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Explores the relationship between a hardened Danish sergeant and the young German prisoners of war who are conscripted to defuse thousands of land mines from the Danish coast. As World War II comes to an end, a group of young German POWs are captured by the Danish army and forced to defuse and clear 2 million land mines from the Danish coast. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over. Inspired by true events, the film exposes the untold story about the young men who faced overwhelming odds in a post-war world. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "In Conversation With Director Martin Zandvliet." (Sony).
The Last Word
(2017) Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Adina Porter, Shirley MacLaine, Alanna Ubach, Tom Everett Scott, Thomas Sadoski. When Harriet Lauler (MacLaine), a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life, reflects upon her accomplishment, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Seyfried), to pen her life's story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet's
high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne’s future. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).
(2016) Luke Grimes, Sarah Roemer. A vampire seeks out an artist to paint her a portrait so that she can see her image for the first time, and hires a hyper-realist artist who has squandered his life with drugs and excess until he learns that he has only weeks to live with advanced lung cancer. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Momentum Pictures).
Numb3rs: The Complete Series
(2005-10) Thirty-one disc set with all six seasons. When cases defy ordinary solutions, dedicated FBI agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) turns to his younger sibling, Professor Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz), a mathematical prodigy. As a seasoned investigator, Don deals in hard facts and evidence whereas Charlie, a math professor at a California university, functions in a world of mathematical probability and equations. Their father, Alan (Judd Hirsch), is happy to see his sons working together even though he doesn't understand what Charlie does for a living. When Charlie has doubts about the collaboration, he turns to his physicist friend, Dr. Larry Fleinhardt (Peter MacNicol), as he understands that math is the language of human nature and can be used to solve some of life's biggest mysteries. Inspired by actual cases, the series depicts how the-confluence of police work and mathematics provides unexpected revelations and answers to the most perplexing criminal questions. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Do the Math: The Caltech Analysis," behind-the-scenes featurettes, interviews with the series stars and creators, bloopers, audio commentaries. (Paramount).
(2016 -- Hong Kong) Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Chen Baoguo, Sun Chun, Feng Wenjuan, Wu Xudong, Carl Ng. Inspired by a true story, acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Dante Lam ("Stool Pigeon," "Unbeatable") brings his “shoot first, ask questions later” cinematic approach to this violent crime thriller. A band of elite narcotics officers are sent by the Chinese government to uncover the truth behind the ambush of two Chinese commercial vessels traveling down the Mekong River. When it’s discovered the drugs seized from the ships had been planted by a notorious drug cartel, a multi-country joint task force is assembled to stop the criminals. The road to justice is, however, paved with dangerous and deadly obstacles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Six-part "making-of" featurette. (Well Go USA).
(2017) Celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state politicians -- all women -- who took the fight for equality from the streets and into the halls of government to create social justice and equality. Fierce and determined, these women had the courage to create lasting social change. An inspiring portrait of four defiant politicians -- Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe -- who refused to let hatred and homophobia stop them from making history and achieving legal recognition for LGBT people throughout California and the United States. The film documents the tough struggles they endured together, and celebrates their pioneering success in the fight for Equality and the sweet victories the women created to pave the way for lasting and significant social change. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Gravitas Ventures).
(2016) Michelle Nolden, Romano Orzari, Damon Runyan, Julian Richings. As the world rages in war and civil strife, CIA agent Carmen Reese (Nolden) arrives at a secret underground prison to interrogate a captured terrorist with links to recent attacks on American soil. But the prisoner (Orzari) is more than he appears -- he has arrived from the future with 98 other time travelers who are still at large and wreaking havoc across the globe. Now it’s a race against the clock as Carmen and the prisoner engage in a battle of wills to see whose version of the future will triumph. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Behind the Scenes of Prisoner X.” (RLJ Entertainment).
Queen of the South
(2016) Thirteen episodes of the dramatic adaptation of Arturo Pérez-Reverte's bestselling novel "La Reina Del Sur" (aka “Queen of the South”), the story of Teresa Mendoza, who after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America. There, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the same drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the cartel. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Fox).
The Sense of an Ending
(2017) Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, Charlotte Rampling. Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long-buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Rampling), and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Based on the acclaimed novel by Julian Barnes. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “Doing Right by a Great Book” featurette, “Power of Memory: Making The Sense of an Ending” featurette. (Lionsgate).
Sesame Street: Elmo Loves Animals
(2017) Welcome to the safari of learning as everyone’s favorite furry monster and the rest of the gang set off on an adventure to discover all the different types of animals. In the latest DVD from the preschool powerhouse, Elmo is back to continue his quest to learn more about the animal kingdom. With a little help from Elmo and Grover, preschoolers everywhere can learn about what it is like to live in the wild and get to meet the creatures and beasts on a safari. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Sky on Fire
(2016 -- Hong Kong) Daniel Wu, Zhang Ruoyun, Zhang Jingchu, Chang Hsiao Chuan, Amber Kuo. Legendary filmmaker Ringo Lam (City on Fire, Full Alert) returns to his Hong Kong roots with this explosive crime drama packed with high-speed car chases, dramatic plot twists and fiery gunfights. The chief security officer at a top-secret medical facility (Wu) finds himself caught in an explosive battle when a young thief and his accomplices steal a groundbreaking curative medicine derived from stem cell research, which can potentially cure cancer. After discovering the true origins of the medicine, the officer must decide whom he can trust to protect the cure from falling into the wrong hands and prevent an all-out war from bringing the city to its knees. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
(1953) Having refined his craft in the silent era, Kenji Mizoguchi was
an elder statesman of Japanese cinema -- fiercely revered by Akira
Kurosawa and other younger directors -- by the time he made "Ugetsu."
And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy
derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created
a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding
the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose
pursuit of fame and fortune leads them far astray from their loyal
wives. Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, "Ugetsu"
reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of
women, and the pride of men. New 4K digital restoration undertaken by
The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary by filmmaker,
critic, and festival programmer Tony Rayns;
"Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director" (1975), a 150-minute
documentary by Kaneto Shindo; "Two Worlds Intertwined," a 2005
appreciation of Ugetsu by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda; "Process and
Production," a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant
director on "Ugetsu"; interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo
Miyagawa; trailers; an essay by film critic Phillip Lopate (Blu-ray
and DVD) and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making
the film (Blu-ray only).
(The Criterion Collection).
A United Kingdom
(2016) David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport, Laura Carmichael. David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in this inspiring true story of the forbidden love between the king of Botswana and a white English woman in the 1940s. When they decided to marry just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. But their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Making-of featurette, "Filming in Botswana," "The Legacy of Seretse and Ruth," London Film Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere. (Fox).
Van Helsing: Season One
(2016) All 13 episodes of the series set in the near future where vampires have risen and taken control. Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton) is humanity's last hope for survival, as her unique blood composition gives her the ability to turn vampires human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires. Formats: Four-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray. (Universal).
The Young Pope
(2017) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes of the limited series that delves into the life of a newly elected pope (Jude Law) -- the youngest in history and first-ever American -- whose audacity, independence and arch-conservatism wreaks havoc within the Vatican. Co-stars Diane Keaton, Scott Shepherd, James Cromwell, Ludivine Sagnier, Silvio Orlando, Cécile De France. Directed and edited by Paolo Sorrentino, co-writer and director of "The Great Beauty" and winner of an Academy Award for the Best Foreign-Language Film in 2014. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Three featurettes: "The Making of The Young Pope," "An Invitation to the Set," "Inside the Episodes." (HBO).
Where The Buffalo Roam BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1980) Comedy legend Bill Murray is at his wildest as America's leading "Gonzo" journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the legendary underground reporter whose passion for writing was second only to his love of weird chemicals, alcohol, violence and insanity. Along with his best friend Carl Lazlo, Esq. (Peter Boyle), Thompson takes us on a manic look back at the Sixties and Seventies as an eyewitness to everything from a free-for-all San Francisco drug trial to a one-on-one bathroom interview with then Presidential candidate Richard Nixon. This off-the-wall comedy also boasts a musical score by rock superstar Neil Young. Extras: New "Inventing the Buffalo: An Interview with Screenwriter John Kaye," original theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory Shout Select).
(2016 -- UK) Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl. Thriller set against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working-class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. Everything changes, however, when their son is killed fighting on the front lines. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector who will not rest until the culprits have been caught. Based on the bestselling novel" Every Man Dies Alone" by Hans Fallada.
Formats: DVD. (IFC).
(2016 -- Mexico) Voices of Rico Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Lisa Kudrow, Edward James Olmos. Cuco is a Mexican boy parrot that would rather imitate the crazy stunts of his TV parrot superhero, El Americano, than help with his chores at the family bird circus. Yet when a gang of bully birds threatens his ringmaster father and takes over the circus, Cuco sets off on a hilarious and perilous journey to Hollywood to enlist his hero in his fight, only to discover the true hero within himself. In Spanish and English. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
Art and Heart: The World of Isaiah Sheffer
(2016) One of New York’s great Renaissance men, Isaiah Sheffer left an
indelible mark on music, theater, television, and culture across three
decades in the Big Apple. He was the founder and artistic director of
Symphony Space, the originator of Bloomsday on Broadway, and the comic
genius behind the Thalia Follies. He hosted the popular WNYC program
Selected Shorts and earned an Emmy nomination for his Road to the
White House series on NBC. A celebration of his life and work, this
warmly affectionate documentary includes archival material, stage
performances, and interviews with friends and colleagues.
Formats: DVD, Digital. (First Run Features).
As Good As You
(2017) Bryan Dechart, Raoul Bhaneja, Karis Campbell. In the midst
of mourning the untimely death of her wife, Jo resolves to move
forward with their plan to have a baby, and asks her brother-in-law to
be her sperm donor. But unexpected dalliances with her two best
friends change the equation.
Formats: DVD, Digital. (First Run Features).
(2017) Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Barry Pepper, Terence Stamp. Set during one of the most overlooked and tragic periods of the 20th century, the film is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion and survival as seen through the eyes of two young lovers caught in the ravages of Joseph Stalin's policies of intolerance against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances the ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union, a young artist named Yuri (Irons) overcomes famine, imprisonment, and torture to save his childhood love, Natalka (Barks), from the "Holodomor," the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians. Against this explosive backdrop, Yuri escapes from a Soviet prison and joins the anti-Bolshevik resistance movement as he battles to reunite with Natalka and continue the fight for a free Ukraine. Filmed on location in Ukraine, and based on true historical events. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "A Look At Bitter Harvest" photo gallery. (Lionsgate).
Bones Season 12: The Final Chapter
(2017) All 12 episodes. One of television’s most popular crime series draws to a close with even more suspense, fun and sexiness than ever. Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) uncanny forensic skills help resolve even grislier cases, including a retirement home murder, a possible death by robot, and the slaying of a close friend. Along the way, family tragedy strikes and Booth (David Boreanaz) lands in the crosshairs of a serial killer. And a former Jeffersonian accused of murder kidnaps Brennan, prompting a shocking move by Booth. Formats: DVD. Extras: Gag reel, "Back to the Lab: A Bones Retrospective" featurette. (Fox).
Bones: The Flesh & Bones Collection Seasons 1-12
(2005-17) Formats: DVD. (Fox).
The Borgias: The Complete Series
(2011-13) Nine-disc set with all 29 episodes from the series three seasons. The Borgias is the epic saga of one of the most powerful crime families in history. Led by Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons, the critically acclaimed series follows family patriarch Rodrigo Borgia (Irons) as he ascends to the papal throne and rules 15th century Italy with a heavy hand, seizing enormous control, wealth, and influence for his clan while also gaining a formidable list of enemies that conspire to overthrow his growing empire. To defend the family name, son Cesare (Francois Arnaud) commands armies across Renaissance Europe, daughter Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) seduces political friends and foes alike, and both hold desires that threaten to bring down the dynasty from within. Formats: DVD. Extras: "World of Borgias" featurette, SHO Original: Interviews and behind the scenes, Borgias Bloopers, biographies. (Showtime/Paramount).
Chapter & Verse: A Harlam Story
(2015) Daniel Beaty, Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, Selenis Leyva, Justin Martin. After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram (Beaty) reenters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Living under the tough supervision of a parole officer in a halfway house, and unable to find a job that will let him use the technological skills he gained in prison, Lance is forced to take a job delivering for a food pantry. He befriends Ms. Maddy (Devine), a strong and spirited grandmother, and assumes responsibility for her 15-year-old grandson, Ty, a promising student who is pulled into a dangerous street gang. When gang members decide to punish Ty for disobeying the "law of the streets," Lance risks sacrificing his "second chance" at freedom so that Ty can have a "first chance" at a better life.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Anchor Bay).
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1980) In his follow-up to 1978's "Up in Smoke," the zany pair is back for some smoke-enhanced misadventures. Cheech must deal with an angry neighbor and losing his job, all while trying to score with a sexy young lady. Meanwhile, Chong meets Cheech's cousin, Red (Cheech Mann in a dual role), and the two buds have a wild time buzzing around Hollyweird in a bad Ferrari. Along the way, the dynamic duo find time for some mishaps at a movie set, the welfare office, a hotel, a brothel, a music store, a rich girl's house, a comedy club, the ultimate weed field and on a UFO! Features early film appearances by Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens, Edie McClurg, Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson, John "Jambi" Paragon and Phil Hartman. Extras: New interview with Cheech Martin, trailer, radio spots. (Shout! Factory Shout Select).
Dinosaurs Take Flight
(2016) Eight episodes of the five-time Emmy-nominated PBS kids series set in a whimsically realistic, prehistoric world of jungles, swamps, active volcanoes and oceans. Each day, the show helps kids ages 3 to 6 apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species, compare and contrast dinosaurs to today’s creatures and embrace the living sciences of paleontology and natural science. In four of the eight episodes on this DVD, viewers take to the sky with Buddy and his family as they ride in one of Dinosaur Train Industry’s newest creations -- the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin. As they soar above the clouds, the Pteranodon family visits a waterfall, explores a crater made by an asteroid, and more. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).
Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire
(2017) Patrick Stewart, Tom Rhys Harries, Jessamine-Bliss Bell, André Eriksen, Richard Cordery, Marlin Hutson. Stewart voices Drago, the magnificent dragon who became bonded with King Gareth. When the king dies, his potential heirs, twin grandchildren who possess the dragon's unique strengths, use their inherited powers against each other to vie for the throne. When Drago's source of power -- known as the Heartflre -- is stolen, more than the throne is at stake; the siblings must end their rivalry with swords and sorcery or the kingdom may fall. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet. Extras: The Making of Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire," "The Magic Behind Drago," "Inside the Castle." (Universal).
(2016 -- France) Dir.: Francois Ozon; Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst
Stötzner, Marie Gruber. Set in Germany and France in the aftermath of
the First World War, the film recalls the mourning period that follows
great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost
generation.” They are Anna (21 year-old Paula Beer in a breakthrough
performance), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was
killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney), a French war
veteran who shows up mysteriously in Anna’s town, placing flowers on
Frantz’s grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small
community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets
closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his
deep friendship with Frantz. What follows is an exploration of how
Anna and Adrien wrestle with their conflicting feelings -- survivor’s
guilt, anger at one’s losses, the overriding desire for renewed
happiness, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial
attachments. Director Ozon drew his inspiration from a post-WWI play
by Maurice Rostand that inspired the 1932 film adaptation by Ernst
Lubitsch under the title "Broken Lullaby."
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. Extras: Director Q&A, Venice film
premiere, deleted scenes, featurettes on costumes and lighting,
collector’s booklet. (Music Box Films).
Grimm: Season Six
(2017) All 13 episodes of the final season of the series about a homicide detective who discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Directing Grimm: Behind the Scenes With David Giuntoli," Gag Reel, "A Grimm Farewell,"
"Wu's Views," "A Grimm Journey," "Grimm Guide." (Universal).
Grimm: The Complete Collection
(2011-2017) The classic Grimms' fairytales come to life with all six seasons in "Grimm: The Complete Collection." Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) discovers he's descended from a long line of Grimms, who are charged with keeping balance between humanity and the creatures of myth. With newly awoken abilities to detect the evil lurking among us, Nick tackles gruesome and bizarre crimes linked to creatures of lore.
Formats: 29-disc DVD, 28-disc Blu-ray. (Universal).
Hee Haw: Pfft! You Was Gone!
Two-disc collection showcases four classic episodes (1969-1973) featuring favorite Kornfield Kounty Sketches such as "Pfft! You Was Gone," "Pickin' and Grinnin," "Hey Grandpa, What's for Supper?" and "Archie's Barbershop," along with live performances from country music legends including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Dolly Parton,
Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette and more! Formats: DVD. (Time Life).
The Iron Ivan
(2014 -- Russia) Mikhail Porechenkov, Katerina Shpitsa, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Denis Lavant. Ivan Poddubny was a rare champion, having a professional career for over 40 years. This richly rendered biopic follows the incredible journey of an early 20th century world celebrity, from his modest roots in rural Russia, to the world stage in Paris and 1920s America. Formats: DVD. (Synergetic Distribution/MVD Entertainment).
John Wick: Chapter Two
(2017) Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Claudia Gerini, Lance Reddick, Riccardo Scamarcio, Tobias Segal. After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life. Sequel to the 2014 surprise hit. Read more about "John Wick: Chapter Two" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud).
Extras: "RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick" featurette, "As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick" featurette, audio commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski. Blu-ray adds Deleted Scenes, "Training John Wick" featurette, "WICK-vizzed" featurette, "Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership" featurette, "Car Fu Ride-Along" featurette, "Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene" featurette, "Wick’s Toolbox" featurette, "Kill Count" featurette, "Dog Wick" short. (Lionsgate).
Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!
(2017) Fourteen episodes from Season One of Gwen Stefani's Nick animated series, created for girls to encourage and celebrate creative self-expression, imagination and individuality. The show's setting is inspired by the exuberant street fashion and creative youth culture of the Harajuku district but takes place in a magical fantasy world. HJ5 is a super cool band made up of five super cool girls: Love, Angel, Music, Baby and their inspirational leader G. With help from their lovably incompetent manager Rudie, HJ5 travels all over to put on shows for their fans, but every time they start a gig, something wild and crazy happens: they're attacked by space aliens, adorable (and ravenous) monster pets or hunger (you don’t want to mess with Baby when she’s hungry). No matter what challenges (or creatures) come their way, they always work together to save the day. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Bringing the Band to Life!" (Shout! Factory Kids).
The LEGO Batman Movie
(2017) Voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Jenny Slate, Héctor Elizondo, Mariah Carey, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Billy Dee Williams, Conan O'Brien, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill. LEGO Batman stars in his own big-screen adventure where he has to drop the lone vigilante thing to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover. Read more about "The LEGO Batman Movie" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Original animation shorts: "Dark Hoser, "Batman Is Just Not That Into You," "Cooking With Alfred" and "Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?"; "The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short"; deleted scenes; six featurettes: "One Brick at a Time: Making the LEGO Batman Movie," "Inside Wayne Manor," "Brick by Brick: Making of the LEGO Batman," "Behind the Brick," "Me and My Mini Fig" and "Comic Con Panel"; Rebrick Contest Winners; trailers; "Lego Life" trailer; five social promos; director and cast commentary.
(1981) Helmed by legendary producer-director Ovidio Assonitis, the man behind such cult favorites as "The Visitor" and "Piranha II: The Spawning," "Madhouse" is a crimson-soaked tale of sibling rivalry taken to a terrifying and bloody extreme. Julia has spent her entire adult life trying to forget the torment she suffered at the hands of her twisted twin Mary ... but Mary hasn't forgotten. Escaping hospital, where she's recently been admitted with a horrific, disfiguring illness, Julia's sadistic sister vows to exact a particularly cruel revenge on her sibling this year -- promising a birthday surprise that she'll never forget. An Italian production shot entirely in Savannah, Georgia, "Madhouse" (aka "And When She Was Bad" and "There Was a Little Girl") fuses slasher elements with the over-the-top excess of '80s Italian terror -- resulting in a cinematic bloodbath so gut-wrenching that the British authorities saw fit to outlaw it as a "video nasty." Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo with new 2K restoration from the original camera negative and original stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray). Extras: New audio commentary with "The Hysteria Continues," new interviews with cast and crew, alternate opening titles, theatrical trailer, reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Schoenbach. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(2016) Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen, Clint Dyer, Geoff Bell, Juliet Aubrey. A U.S. soldier who, in the desert for 52 hours after a mission falls apart, trapped with one foot resting on a landmine, unable to move if he wants to stay alive, must fight for survival against his enemies, the hostile environment and the creeping psychological toll of his situation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, “making-of” featurette with storyboards, an exploration of the VFX and an interview with Armie Hammer. (Well Go USA).
Power: The Complete Third Season
(2016) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes of the Starz series about James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering for the city's elite and dreaming big, who lives a double life as a drug kingpin. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: “Power” Season 2" recap, "Inside the world of Power” featurette. (Lionsgate).
(2016-17) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes. Ryan Phillippe stars as Bob Lee Swagger, a highly-decorated veteran coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. When Swagger's former commanding officer, Isaac Johnson (Omar Epps), solicits Swagger's expertise for the clandestine operation, Swagger discovers that he has been framed and must do everything in his power to protect his family and clear his name.
Formats: DVD. Extras: " The Making of Shooter" featurette. (Universal).
South Park: The Complete Twentieth Season
(2016) Two-disc set with 10 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series about four boys living in a screwed-up Colorado town. Between tragedies global and local, as well as parental and celebrity interference, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny manage to have themselves a time. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "South Park: By the Numbers," "South Park: The Fractured But Whole" -- E3 2016 game trailer, "South Park: We've Been There," Comic Con 2016 - Extended Panel with Matt & Trey, deleted scenes, season commentary. (Paramount).
(2017) Anna Kendrick, Amanda Crew, Wyatt Russell, Lisa Kudrow, Maria Thayer, Stephen Merchant. Having been relieved of maid-of-honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, a young woman (Kendrick) decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19. Read more about "Table 19" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes; three featurettes: "Table of Rejects," "Head of the Table" and "Table for Six”; gallery.
They Live By Night
(1948) Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this
lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films
overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs. When
the wide-eyed fugitive Bowie (Farley Granger), having broken out of
prison with some bank robbers, meets the innocent Keechie (Cathy
O’Donnell), each recognizes something in the other that no one else
ever has. The young lovers envision a new, decent life together, but
as they flee the cops and contend with Bowie’s fellow outlaws, who
aren’t about to let him go straight, they realize there’s nowhere left
to run. Ray brought an outsider’s sensibility honed in the theater to
this debut, using revolutionary camera techniques and naturalistic
performances to craft a profoundly romantic crime drama that paved the
way for decades of lovers-on-the-run thrillers to come. New 2K digital
restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary featuring film
historian Eddie Muller and actor Farley Granger; new video interview
with film critic Imogen Sara Smith; short piece from 2007 with film
critic Molly Haskell, filmmakers Christopher Coppola and Oliver Stone,
and film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; illustrated
audio interview excerpts from 1956 with producer John Houseman; a new
essay by film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz.
(The Criterion Collection).
(2017) Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan. An inspirational and witty film about one teen’s courageous journey through gender reassignment. Ray (Fanning) is a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother, Maggie (Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes. (Lionsgate).
(2012 -- France/Hong Kong) Documentary follows the lives of 10-year-old YingYing, 6-year-old Zhenzhen and 4-year-old Fenfen, who live alone in Xiyangtang -- a tiny rural village located in the high mountains of China's Yunnan province. Their father is away working in the city; their mother left the family long ago. The eldest, Yingying, is the primary caretaker and shoulders responsibilities far beyond her years. The girls spend their days at grueling tasks: herding sheep, goats and pigs, searching for firewood and collecting dung. When they're not working, the siblings do homework or play, which consists of standing in a field looking at herds and picking lice off of each other. Composed entirely of hand-held footage, Wang Bing's observational style film beautifully captures the region's dramatic landscapes as well as the everyday lives of the three young sisters. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: 12-page booklet with an essay on director Wang Bing's career by Nick Pinkerton. (Icarus Films).
(2016 -- Germany) Philipp Hochmair, Lukas Turtur. Andreas and Stefan
lead a happy and passionate life: together with their beloved tomcat
Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna’s vineyards. They
work as a musician and as a scheduler in the same orchestra and they
love their large circle of friends. An unexpected and inexplicable
outburst of violence suddenly shakes up the relationship and calls
everything into question -- the blind spot that resides in all of us.
Formats: DVD, Digital. (First Run Features).
Un Padre No Tan Padre (From Dad to Worse)
(2016 -- Mexico) Hector Bonilla, Benny Ibarra de Llano, Jacqueline Bracamontes, Sergio Mayer Mori. When 85-year old Don Servando Villegas (Bonilla), an old-fashioned Mexican patriarch, gets kicked out of his retirement home for bad behavior, his estranged son, Francisco (de Llano), is forced to take him into the house full of hippies he shares with his girlfriend and young son. "New age" collides with old age as Don Servando and his son experience a series of conflicts and situations that put their home's stability in jeopardy. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
The Vampire Diaries: The Eighth and Final Season
(2016-17) All 16 episodes. In season eight, we find Damon (Ian
Somerhalder) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) continuing on their killing
spree, both following the commands of a sinister and unnatural force.
While Bonnie (Kat Graham), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice
King) are grieving their loss, they team up to investigate who or what
may be the cause of their disappearance at the end of season seven. Alaric (Matt Davis) joins the
search and continues to look for clues on how they escaped the Armory
vault, and Matt’s (Zach Roerig) family history will reveal a deeper
connection to Mystic Falls and how he may be able to save the town
Formats: Four-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray, Digital.
Extras: "Last Days as a
Vampire" featurette,"The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours"
(Retrospective Special), "The Vampire Diaries": 2016 Comic-Con Panel,
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Series
(2009-17) All 171 episodes from all eight seasons.
Formats: DVD, $189.99; Blu-ray Disc, $234.99. (Warner).
The Wedding Party
(2016) Debia Adkeniz, Michael Adler, Molly Burnett, Meg Cionni, Blake Lee. When chaos ensues at Paul and Margene's wedding, Jim, a recently heartbroken groomsman, is tasked with managing the reception. In part with his former high school sweetheart, Alex, he's forced to wrangle his unruly friends to maintain order, all while learning to love again. Stakes rise and cakes fall throughout an unforgettable evening of chaos. One of the very few feature-length films in cinematic history to be captured in one single, continuous 119 minute take. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Candy Factory Films).
(2016) Denise Richards, Greer Grammer, Chuck Liddell, Dolph Lundgren. A headstrong FBI agent (Richards) is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane. When she finds out that his ex-partners (Grammer, Liddell, Lundgren) are leading the deadly operation, she must choose sides and do whatever it takes to keep the plane from going down. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
The Bird With the Crystal Plumage Limited Edition
(1970 -- Italy) In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage," a film that redefined the "giallo" genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom. Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall). A staggeringly assured debut, "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" establishes the key traits that would define Argento's filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone, this landmark film has never looked or sounded better. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo with new 4K restoration of the film from the camera negative in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, produced by Arrow Video exclusively for this release; with original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc). Extras: New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of "So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films"; "The Power of Perception," a new visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of "Devil's Advocates: Suspiria and Rape-Revenge Films: A Critical Study"; new analysis of the film by critic Kat Ellinge; new interview with writer-director Dario Argento; new interview with actor Gildo Di Marco (Garullo the pimp); reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp; double-sided fold-out poster; six lobby card reproductions; limited edition 60-page booklet illustrated by Matthew Griffin, featuring an appreciation of the film by Michael Mackenzie, and new writing by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
Car Wash BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1976) It's just a typical day in the lives of the employees, customers and passersby of a Los Angeles car wash. There's a would-be robbery ... an assembly line of the weirdest, baddest, shadiest characters you've ever met ... and lots of '70s music to pass the hours till quitting time. Featuring outrageous performances by George Carlin, Professor Irwin Corey, the Pointer Sisters, and Richard Pryor as Daddy Rich -- a flamboyant reverend who preaches the goodness of the dollar -- "Car Wash" is a cult classic celebrating an era devoted to living life in the fast lane. Extras: New "Workin' at the Car Wash with Otis Day" featurette, New "Car Wash From Start to Finish with Gary Stromberg' featurette, commentary with director Michael Schultz, radio spots, trailer. (Shout! Factory Shout Select).
Everybody Loves Somebody
(2017 -- Mexico) Karla Souza, Ben O’Toole, José María Yazpi. Clara, a young single doctor who has everything she wants — except love -- is invited to a family wedding in Mexico. She convinces a charming co-worker to pose as her current boyfriend -- only to run into her old flame at the festivities. Now, with a little help from her colorful family, Clara must choose between two men -- and two futures -- in this romantic comedy. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
Incorporated: Season One
(2016-17) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. As the year 2100 approaches, the world is in chaos. As governments fell, corporations took control. The haves and the have-nots find themselves living in the Green and Red Zones. One man -- Ben Larson -- escapes the Red Zone, infiltrating the Green Zone and the all-controlling corporate world to save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system -- with deadly consequences. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary, "Crisis Defines Characters" featurette with the lead actors, "Good & Bad Future" use of technology, "Have vs Have Nots" featurette on the differences between the red and green zones, "Secrets & Lies" hidden agendas featurette, gag reel, extended scene. (CBS/Paramount).
(2015) Dominic Purcell, Luke Mably, Marie Avgeropoulos, Tricia Helfer, Stephen Lang.
Inspired by the true events of a couple vacationing on a remote island in the Bahamas who are hunted by a group of modern-day pirates who want their identities and their lives. Hoping to restore their flagging marriage, Lydia (Helfer) and Creighton (Mably) journey to a remote island in the sun-drenched Bahamas. One drunken night, they return to their cabin to find it ransacked. Turning to a nearby couple, Max (Purcell) and Nina (Avgeropoulos), for help, they quickly realize that things are not what they seem and that the couple's ulterior motives may prove to be more harmful than helpful. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
(2017) Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds. A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Read more about "Life" in
the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital,
UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes; three featurettes: “Claustrophobic Terror: Creating a Thriller in Space,” “Life: In Zero G” and “Creating Life: The Art and Reality of Calvin”; “Astronaut Diaries.”
The Marseille Trilogy
In the 1930s, Marcel Pagnol, a leading light of the Paris theater, set
out for new horizons as a filmmaker in his native Provence. His early
masterpieces "Marius" (1931), "Fanny" (1932) and "César" (1936) mix
theatrical stagecraft with realistic location photography to create an
epic love story from the fabric of everyday life. Gruff, sentimental
César (music-hall star Raimu) owns a waterfront bar in the old port of
Marseille, where his son, Marius (Pierre Fresnay), wipes down tables
and dreams of a life at sea. The prosperous, middle-aged sailmaker
Panisse (Fernand Charpin), wanting to wed Marius’s sweetheart, Fanny
(Orane Demazis), sets up a generation-spanning romantic triangle, the
story of which unfolds in a series of fateful twists in the films of
"The Marseille Trilogy," which first earned Pagnol his place in cinema
history. “If Pagnol is not the greatest auteur of the sound film,”
critic André Bazin wrote, “he is in any case something akin to its
genius.” New 4K digital restorations of all three films, with
uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New introduction by filmmaker
Bertrand Tavernier; new interview with Nicolas Pagnol, writer-director
Marcel Pagnol’s grandson; segments of "Marcel Pagnol: Morceaux de
choisis," a 1973 documentary series on Pagnol’s life and work; short
documentary on the Marseille harbor by Pagnol; archival interviews
with actors Orane Demazis, Pierre Fresnay, and Robert Vattier;
"Pagnol’s Poetic Realism," a new video essay by scholar Brett Bowles;
French television clip about the restoration of the trilogy;
theatrical rerelease trailer; an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson
and excerpts from Pagnol’s memoirs.
(The Criterion Collection).
(2016 -- China) Jackie Chan, Huang Zitao, Jaycee Chan, Wang Kai, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Alan Ng. Action-comedy caper harkening back to Jackie Chan’s classic Hong Kong films. A railroad worker (Chan) and his ragtag group of freedom fighters in 1941 China find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks when they decide to ambush a heavily armed Japanese military train filled with desperately needed provisions. Unarmed and outnumbered, they must fight back against an entire army using only their wits, in a series of dazzling set pieces. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Five featurettes: “Director’s Featurette,” “The Dangers of Shooting,” “The Making of” “VFX Featurette” and “The Characters”; trailers. (Well Go USA).
Under the Turban
(2017) In 2012, 9-year-old Zara asked her parents the question, "What does it mean to be Sikh?" This propels her modern family of six on an epic adventure to understand their ancient religion, the fifth largest following Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. With camera crew in tow, the family traveled to seven countries over five years -- Italy, Argentina, Canada, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States -- to understand the rising tide of hostility against Sikhs (because they are mistaken as Muslims) and to ask other Sikhs about their faith and customs. The documentary features interviews with a family of Parmesan cheese makers in Italy, religious leaders, military personnel, a London tribe of turbaned fashionistas, as well as members of the Sikh Motorcycle Club in Vancouver B.C. who share their deeply held beliefs: devotion to God, truthful living, and service to humanity. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Cinema Libre Studio).
(2016) Trevor Peterson, Caitlin Gerard, Persia White. When Jeb (Peterson) leads a writing retreat to Aspen with a team of young writers intending to save his failing kids' TV show, it becomes a new opportunity for his hidden cameras -- and hidden rage. The psychological thriller explores the pain of a modern mass killer on a frighteningly familiar level. As the voyeuristic director struggles to find dignity in a cruel world that has alienated him to the point of no return, this taut, provocative play on the horror genre leads to a disturbing, emotional climax. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Candy Factory Films).
(2017) Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Isabella Amara. Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope reunites with his estranged wife when he learns he has a teenage daughter he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her. Based on Daniel Clowes' graphic novel of the same name.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: 15 deleted scenes, three promotional featurettes, gallery, trailers. (Fox).
Workaholics: The Final Season
(2017) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes. Adam, Blake and Ders get weird for a final season of booze, weed and serious lapses in judgment. (And, if they can squeeze it in, work.) Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, outtakes, “The Last Shot,” “Wrap Reel.” (Paramount)).
Workaholics: The Complete Series
(2011-17) Fifteen-disc set with all seven seasons. Formats: DVD. Extras: Interviews, deleted scenes, alternate takes, commentaries, music videos, bloopers, behind-the-scenes. (Paramount).
(2015) Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, voice of Robin Williams (his last role). Sci-fi comedy has an ordinary schoolteacher granted extraordinary powers by a group of mischievous space aliens (voiced by the legendary Monty Python team) as a test of mankind’s worthiness. Little does he know that the fate of our planet hangs in the balance as he struggles to control the chaos he creates with every wave of his hand. His loyal canine companion is voiced by Williams. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox).
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
(2017) Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton.
It’s just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son
(Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual
corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a
brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe—eerily well preserved and
with no visible signs of trauma—is shrouded in mystery. As they work
into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men
begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of
terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (IFC Films).
Bunnicula: Season 1 Part 1
(2016) Two-disc set with 20 episodes of the series that brings to life the vampire rabbit from the best-selling children’s book series. The series follows the paranormal comedy adventures of Bunnicula, the vampire rabbit. Bunnicula has an insatiable appetite for fresh vegetable juice, which boosts his paranormal powers. Upon moving to the mysterious Orlock Apartment building in New Orleans, 13-year-old Mina discovers Bunnicula locked away in a chamber way down in the basement. Mina falls instantly in love with Bunnicula, and adopts him as a pet, not knowing he has supernatural abilities.
Formats: DVD, Digital.
Caïn: Season 1 and Cain Season Season 2
In this darkly comic French crime series, wheelchair-bound police captain Fred Caïn is quicker and more mobile than most able-bodied people. In his investigations, he spins circles around suspects and digs deep inside the darkest hidden corners of the human mind. A motorcycle accident caused by speeding and his own use of narcotics has left him unable to walk, but clear-eyed about criminality and motive. He’s left the drugs behind but a dark sense of humor remains, and his disdain for "bipeds" can make him difficult to work with. He uses his disability to his advantage by breaking with convention and the law without an ounce of shame or trepidation. Only army veteran Lucie Delambre can handle him as a partner, and his friend and boss Jacques Moretti runs interference for him with the higher-ups. Set in Marseille, Caïn is a crime drama with a twist, a police procedural that focuses on psychology and the human being behind the criminal. Each three-disc set -- "Caïn: Season 1" (2012) and "Cain: Season 2" (2014) contain eight episodes. Formats: DVD. (MHz on DVD).
(2017) Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody, Kristen
Bell, Vincent D’Onofrio. A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened
pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns
his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may
involved some crooked cops. Read more
about "CHIPS" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet
(cloud). Extras: "This Is Not Your Dad’s CHIPS" featurette. Blu-ray adds "Practical Pursuit" featurette, "Ducati: The Perfect Bike" featurette, director’s commentary, deleted scenes. (Warner).
(2016) Jeremy Irons, Olga Kurylenko. A story of forbidden love that finds an aging astrophysics professor in a six-year affair with Amy, a beautiful PhD student. But after the professor abruptly ends their romantic trysts, Amy continues to receive his intimate gifts and messages, which leads her to question his disappearance ... and come to terms with her own past. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore ("Cinema Paradiso"). Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox).
Detective Montalbano: Episodes 28 & 29
(2017) The latest installments in the long-running Italian TV series, "Detective Montalbano": A Nest of Vipers" and "According to Protocal." Based on the blockbuster crime novels by Andrea Camilleri, the episodes depict life in the fictional Sicilian town of Vigata -- where the pace of life is slower, there’s few cars and home cooking abounds. Detective Montalbano (Luca Zingaretti) heads the police department, solving crimes with his always loyal and sometimes effective police squad who find themselves crossing paths with housewives and fisherman, priests and liars, saints and Mafia dons. Formats: DVD. (MHz on DVD).
(2016) Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger, Katey Sagal. A reimagining of the beloved 1987 hit film and global pop-culture phenomenon. This three-hour ABC original movie event features the story from the original film told from a fresh perspective. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle, and nothing is ever the same for anyone in the Houseman family. Modernized, updated versions of memorable, favorite songs including “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Love Man,” “Do You Love Me,” “Hungry Eyes,” and “She’s Like the Wind” are teamed with well-known songs new to the world of Dirty Dancing (such as “Fever” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”), woven into the story. Discover what happens to Baby and Johnny after that summer, and learn more about the supporting characters from the original film.
Formats: DVD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Dirty Dancing: The Legacy Lives On" featurette, "Dirty Dancing: Don’t Step on the 1, Start on the 2" featurette. (Lionsgate).
(2016) Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Adrian Lester, Carolyn Stotesbery, Chris Meyer, Rebecca Gayheart, Amy Madigan. Following a clue given to him by his murdered partner and lover, detective James Doyle must travel to Nantucket to track down a serial killer before he becomes the next victim. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Anchor Bay Entertainment/Lionsgate).
Life of Significant Soil
(2016) A couple is forced to relive the same day in their relationship in an intriguing sci-fi love story. Named after the last line in T.S. Eliot's poem "The Dry Salvages," the film is a cross between "The Lobster" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." An intimate look at the anatomy of a relationship, "Life of Significant Soil" follows Conor (Alexis Mouyiari) and Addison (Charlotte Bydwell), as they trudge through their failing union. Upon realizing they're inexorably trapped, they begin working together in an attempt to escape what seems like their last, animosity-filled day together. What they soon come to realize is that they've gone through the exact same process again and again: from animosity to delusion, delusion to love and back again. And as they exist in this painful microcosm, reliving the entire arc of their relationship in a smaller cycle, they can't help but feel like the monotony is permanent. But, something has to give. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Candy Factory Films).
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
(1927) With his third feature film, "The Lodger: A Story of the London
Fog," Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made
what he would come to consider his true directorial debut. This
haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man
(matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London
boardinghouse, just as a killer who preys on blonde women, known as
the Avenger, descends upon the city. The film is animated by the
palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing
the director’s formal and thematic obsessions. In this edition, "The
Lodger" is accompanied by "Downhill," another 1927 silent exploration
of Hitchcock’s “wrong man” trope, also headlined by Novello -- making
for a double feature that reveals the great master of the macabre as
he was just coming into his own. 2K digital restoration, with a new
score by composer Neil Brand, performed by the Orchestra of Saint
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Downhill, director Alfred
Hitchcock’s 1927 feature film starring Ivor Novello, in a 2K digital
restoration with a new piano score by Brand; new interview with film
scholar William Rothman on Hitchcock’s visual signatures; new video
essay by art historian Steven Jacobs about Hitchcock’s use of
architecture; excerpts from audio interviews with Hitchcock by
filmmakers François Truffaut (1962) and Peter Bogdanovich (1963);
radio adaptation of "The Lodger" from 1940, directed by Hitchcock; new
interview with Brand on composing for silent film; essays on "The
Lodger"and "Downhill" by critic Philip Kemp.
(The Criterion Collection).
Midsomer Murders, Series 19, Part 1
(2017) Two-disc set with four episodes in which the capable Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) investigates the cozy villages of Midsomer’s most sinister secrets:
"The Village That Rose from the Dead," "Crime and Punishment," "Last Man Out" and "Red in Tooth & Claw." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Acorn Media).
(2016) Jamie Bamber, Kellan Lutz, Jesse Williams, Jess Weixler, Lucía Guerrero. Two pharmaceutical executives are about to get away with stealing $5 million after selling trade secrets to the highest bidder. But a charismatic con artist shows up to derail their plans and holds them hostage at gunpoint during an all-night standoff where loyalties are tested and true motives revealed. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Money: Behind the Scenes." (Fox).
The Pink Panther Film Collection Blu-ray Set
New, long-awaited complete collection of the classic movie comedies, many of which have been out of print for years. The legendary Peter Sellers stars as the irrepressible and incompetent Inspector Jacques Clouseau in this six-film collection, which consists of "The Pink Panther" (1964), "A Shot in the Dark" (1964), "The Return of the Pink Panther" (1975), "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" (1976), "Revenge of the Pink Panther" (1978), and "Trail of the Pink Panther" (1982), each directed by Academy Award-winner Blake Edwards ("Victor/Victoria," "Breakfast at Tiffany’s"). For the first time in any home entertainment issue, all six Clouseau comedies are available together in a single collection, with four making their debuts on Blu-ray, including "A Shot in the Dark" and "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," both presented in new 4K scans of the interpositives. Includes a 24-page book with an essay by animation historian and film critic Jerry Beck. Formats: Blu-ray Disc.
Extras: Disc 1: The Pink Panther
New "An Italian Indian: The Pink Panther Princess" interview with actress Claudia Cardinale
audio commentary by writer-director Blake Edwards
2003 Featurette "The Pink Panther Story"
2003 Featurette "Behind the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon"
2008 Featurette "A Conversation with Robert Wagner: Coolest Cat in Cortina"
2008 Featurette "Diamonds: Beyond the Sparkle"
2008 Featurette "The Tip-Toe Life of a Cat Burglar: A Conversation with Former Jewel Thief Bill Mason"
Photo galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards) Disc 2: A Shot In The Dark
New featurette "Back to the Start: The Origin of the Pink Panther" interview with production company chief Walter Mirisch
New audio commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society
Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews on "The Dick Cavett Show"
"The Pink Panther/A Shot in the Dark" 1966 reissue Theatrical Trailer
Photo galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards) Disc 3: The Return Of The Pink Panther
New featurette "A Bit of Passion and Lots of Laughs" interview with actress Catherine Schell
New interview with production designer Peter Mullins
New audio commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society
1975 featurette: "The Return of Laughter (The Making of The Return of the Pink Panther)"
Photo galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards) Disc 4: The Pink Panther Strikes Again
New featurette "Panther Musings" interview with actress Lesley-Anne Down
New featurette "A Cut Above: Editing the Pink Panther Films" interview with editor Alan Jones
New audio commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society
1976 featurette "Clouseau: The Greatest Fumbler in the World (The Making of The Pink Panther Strikes Again)"
Rare teaser trailers
Photographer Colin Cadle’s on-set gallery
Photo galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards) Disc 5: Revenge Of The Pink Panther
New audio commentary by author and film historian William Patrick Maynard
Rare teaser trailer
Photo galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards) Disc 6: Trail Of The Pink Panther
New audio commentary by author and film historian William Patrick Maynard
rare teaser trailer
Photo galleries (studio stills, production candids, theatrical release posters, and vintage lobby cards)
(Shout! Factory’s Shout Select Line).
(2017) Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Sarah Grey, Naomi Scott, David
Denman, Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G. A group of
high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness
their abilities in order to save the world. Read more about "Power Rangers" in
the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo,
VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: udio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins, deleted/alternate/extended scenes, outtakes. Blu-ray adds nine-part "The Power of the Present" documentary (“Rangers Then to Now,” “Building the Team,” “Beyond the Rangers,” “Suiting Up,” “Rangers, Welcome to Training,” “Rangers in the Wild,” “It’s Morphin Time,” “Power Ballad: Music and Sound” and “This is Your Destiny”), theatrical trailer.
Running on Empty BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1988) River Phoenix rose to stardom (and a nomination) in this poignant drama from director Sidney Lumet. Ex-radicals Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti have raised their family in hiding, constantly moving and changing aliases to flee facing charges from an inadvertent crime they committed as war protestors 15 years earlier. As their eldest son (Phoenix) comes of age, he is torn between running with his beloved fugitive parents, or developing his musical talents and pursuing his own life, which includes a new girlfriend (Martha Plimpton). The chemistry on display between the two young stars still burns the screen decades later. (Warner).
The Strain: The Complete Third Season
(2016) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. The war between the bloodthirsty strigoi and the remaining human survivors of New York intensifies. Although Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s bioweapon initially helped stave off the vampiric creatures, they have evolved into a bigger threat to humanity than ever. Now, distraught over his kidnapped son, Eph teams with Dutch to search for signs of weakness in the strigoi. Meanwhile, Abraham Setrakian’s discovery of a mysterious shipment from Egypt brings a shocking realization. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Under Siege Companion Series Intro with Carlton Cuse," "The Strain: Under Siege -- Companion Series," "Vamp Boom music video, deleted scenes, gag reel. (Fox).
(1971) In this thriller, arguably Sam Peckinpah’s most controversial
film, David (Dustin Hoffman), a young American mathematician, moves
with his English wife, Amy (Susan George), to the village where she
grew up. Their sense of safety unravels as the local men David has
hired to repair their house prove more interested in leering at Amy
and intimidating David, beginning an agonizing initiation into the
iron laws of violent masculinity that govern Peckinpah’s world.
Working outside the U.S. for the first time, the filmmaker airlifts
the ruthlessness of the Western frontier into Cornwall in "Straw
Dogs," pushing his characters to their breaking points as the men
brutalize Amy and David discovers how far he’ll go to protect his home
-- culminating in a harrowing climax that lays out this cinematic
mastermind’s eloquent and bloody vision of humanity. New, restored 4K
digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary from 2003 by
Stephen Prince, author of "Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise
of Ultraviolent Movies"; "Mantrap: 'Straw Dogs' --The Final Cut," a
2003 documentary about the making of the film, featuring cast and
crew; "Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron," a 1993 documentary about the
director featuring actors Kris Kristofferson, Jason Robards, Ali
MacGraw, and many others; new conversation between film critic Michael
Sragow and filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode, who worked as one of the
editors on the film; new interview with film scholar Linda Williams
about the controversies surrounding the film; archival interviews with
actor Susan George, producer Daniel Melnick, and Peckinpah biographer
Garner Simmons; behind-the-scenes footage; TV spots and trailers; an
essay by scholar and critic Joshua Clover.
(The Criterion Collection).
(2017) Two-disc set with four episodes. When Dublin-based solicitor Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman) discovers that her fiancé and fellow solicitor, Eric (Rory Keenan), has been cheating on her with a colleague, she breaks up with him, quits her job at the prestigious law firm where they worked together, and begins accepting clients out of a makeshift office in the back of a café. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interviews with the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes photo gallery. (Acorn Media).
(2017) Dir.: Danny Boyle; Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee
Miller, Kelly Macdonald, Shirley Henderson, Ewen Bremner.After 20
years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his
old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Read
more about "T2: Trainspotting" in the June Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital,
UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, “20 Years in the Making: A Conversation With Danny Boyle and the Cast” featurette, commentary with Boyle and screenwriter John Hodge. (Sony).
Trespass BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1992) Bill Paxton, William Sadler, Ice-T, Ice Cube. In the rubble of a four-alarm blaze, two Arkansas firemen (Paxton and Sadler) discover a map leading to a fortune in stolen gold hidden in an abandoned East St. Louis tenement. What they don't know is the building is headquarters to a vicious mob, led by the notorious King James (Ice-T) and Savon (Ice Cube). When the firefighters accidentally witness the mob executing some of
their enemies, they become the gang's next targets. Extras: New "Fool's Gold" interview with actor William Sadler, new "Born Losers" interview with co-writer Bob Gale, new "Wrongful Entry" interview with producer Neil Canton, new "Gang Violation" stunts featurette, new "Trigger Happy" weapons featurette, vintage featurette: "Behind the Scenes of Trespass," music video, deleted scenes, theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory Shout Select).
(1988) Ben Cross, Ned Beatty, William Russ, Jill Carroll, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard. In New Orleans, a city with a dark underside of black magic and satanic worship, two priests have been brutally murdered at St Agnes Church. The diocese calls in Father Michael (Cross) to fight the powerful demon -- disguised as a stunningly beautiful woman -- who seduces men and kills them in the act of sinning. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary with director Camilo Vila; isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Roger Bellon; audio interview with production designer & co-writer Fernando Fonseca, featuring isolated selections from his unused score; original ending featuring optional audio commentary with producer Mathew Hayden; featurettes: “Sins of the Father with Ben Cross,” “Demons In The Flesh: The Monsters of The Unholy” and “Prayer Offerings with production designer & co-writer Fernando Fonseca”; theatrical trailer; TV Spots; radio spots; original storyboard gallery; still gallery. (Lionsgate/Vestron Video Collector’s Series).
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions
(2017) The film celebrates the 20th anniversary of the global phenomenon, which remains one of the top trading-card games in the world. In this installment, Yugi Muto and his friends reunite to battle their enemies in a fight that transcends time and space. Features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator, Kazuki Takahashi. Includes an exclusive collectible trading card. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: “Show Us Your Cards” featurette, “Dan Interview” featurette, “Eric Interview” featurette, “Cast’s Favorite Moments” featurette. (Lionsgate).
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