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Alice, Sweet Alice

(1976) Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard. A young Brooke Shields meets an untimely end in this religious-themed proto slasher par excellence from director Alfred Sole. On the day of her first communion, young Karen (Shields) is savagely murdered by an unknown assailant in a yellow rain mac and creepy translucent mask. But the nightmare is far from over -- as the knife-wielding maniac strikes again and again, Karen's bereaved parents are forced to confront the possibility that Karen's wayward sister Alice might be the one behind the mask. Bearing influences from the likes of Hitchcock, the then-booming Italian giallo film and more specifically, Nicolas Roeg's "Don't Look Now," "Alice, Sweet Alice" is an absolutely essential -- if often overlooked -- entry in the canon of 1970s American horror. Brand new 2K restoration of the theatrical version from the original camera negative. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with Richard Harland Smith; archival audio commentary with co-writer/director Alfred Sole and editor Edward Salier; "First Communion: Alfred Sole Remembers Alice, Sweet Alice"; "In the Name of the Father" new interview with actor Niles McMaster; "Sweet Memories": filmmaker Dante Tomaselli, cousin of Alfred Sole, discusses his longtime connection to the film; "Lost Childhood: The Locations of Alice, Sweet Alice"; alternate "Holy Terror" television cut; deleted scene; alternate opening titles; trailer and TV spot; original screenplay; image gallery. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).


Amazing Grace

(2018) A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album "Amazing Grace" at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. Formats: DVD. (Universal).

American Killing

(2019) Trevor Peterson, Persia White, Caitlin Gerard. A writers retreat for a failing TV cartoon show takes a very dark turn when its obsessive showrunner manipulates his team into playing along in his disturbed, hidden-camera “masterpiece” that involves him murdering his writers one-by-one, on camera. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: (High Octane Pictures).
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An Angel at My Table

(1990) "With An Angel at My Table," Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion brought to the screen the harrowing autobiography of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. Three actors in turn take on the lead role (including Kerry Fox in a marvelous performance as the adult Frame), as the film describes a journey from an impoverished childhood marked by tragedy to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia resulting in electroshock therapy and a narrowly escaped lobotomy to, finally, international literary fame. Unobtrusively capturing the beauty and power of the New Zealand landscape while maintaining the film's focus on the figure at its center, Campion broke new ground for female filmmakers everywhere and earned a sweep of her country's film awards, along with the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Formats: Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Stuart Dryburgh and approved by director Jane Campion, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Extras: Audio commentary featuring Campion, Dryburgh, and actor Kerry Fox; short documentary from 2002 about the making of the film; six deleted scenes; audio interview with author Janet Frame from 1983; trailer; stills gallery; an essay by film critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from Frame's autobiography, on which Campion based her film. (The Criterion Collection).

Batman: Hush

(2019) The latest animated feature from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life -- which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock" (animated short); "Batman: Love in Time of War" featurette; "From the DC Vault –The Batman/Superman Hour: “The Underworld Underground Caper”; "From the DC Vault – The Batman/Superman Hour: “Partners in Peril”; commentary. (Warner).

Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community

(1984) In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's LGBT community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun. "Before Stonewall" pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of survival, love, persecution and resistance experienced by LGBT Americans since the early 1900's. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the fight for acceptance. Newly restored. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (First Run Features).
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The Best of The Carol Burnett Show: 50th Anniversary Edition

(1967-78) Twenty-one disc set with 60 hand-picked episodes covering every one of the 11 seasons. Includes "The Best of The Carol Burnett Show" (10 discs), "11 Years, Together Again" (10 discs) and "The Final Show" (March 29, 1978) (1 disc). Guest stars include Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis Jr., Phyllis Diller, Ella Fitzgerald, Rita Hayworth, Rock Hudson, Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Bernadette Peters, Carl Reiner, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles, Neil Sedaka, Lily Tomlin, Mel Tormé, Flip Wilson, Jim Nabors, Soupy Sales, Cass Elliot, Ben Vereen, Ray Charles, Andy Griffith, Chita Rivera and more. Formats: DVD. Extras: Exclusive interviews with Carol, Vicki Lawrence, Tim, Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Steve Lawrence, Don Rickles, and more; a cast reunion and backstage tour of Studio 33; never-before-seen outtakes including Harvey Korman as Mother Marcus; newly produced featurettes including "11 Years of Laughter," "11 Years of Style" and "The End of 11 Years: Saying So Long." (Time Life).

The Buskers And Lou

(2014) Marshall Walker Lee, Megan Carver, Tyler Andre. Determined to build a new life for himself, a young man returns home from prison to find work and a place to live and struggles to not fall back in with his old crowd. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Random Media).

The Command

(2019 -- Belgium) Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Colin Firth. The unforgettable true story of the K-141 Kursk, a Russian flagship nuclear powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000. As 23 sailors fought for survival aboard the disabled sub, their families desperately battled bureaucratic obstacles and impossible odds to find answers and save them. Based on Robert Moore’s book, "A Time to Die." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Human Costs: Making The Command” featurette. (Lionsgate).
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The Curse of La Llorona

(2019) Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Raymond Cruz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Marisol Ramirez, Madeleine McGraw. The timeless Hispanic legend comes to terrifying life. She is The Weeping Woman and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. She creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night -- and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Read more about "The Curse of La Llorona" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Myth of La Llorona," "Behind the Curse," "The Making of a Movie Monster," deleted scenes, storyboards. (Warner).


(2019) Sci-fi superstar Lance Henriksen, Shae Smolik, Frank Lammers, Carter Scott, Everette Wallin, Tonya Kay. A woman boards a train that derails into a lake in the middle of the night. She, along with other surviving passengers, find themselves trapped within the sinking wreckage ... but what they discover beneath the surface is far more terrifying as they fight to stay alive against a deadly predator determined to kill them all. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).

A Foreign Affair

(1948) From Billy Wilder, the legendary director of Five Graves to "Cairo," "Double Indemnity," "Some Like It Hot," "Irma La Douce" and "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," comes this classic comedy that mixes romance with hard-boiled wit in a story about stiff-necked Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur) mired in jaded postwar Berlin. As she investigates the morale of American troops, she is cynically wooed by fellow Iowan Captain John Pringle (John Lund), who is trying to cover up his affair with Nazi-tainted chanteuse Erika von Schlütow (Marlene Dietrich). In this often amusing and forever endearing film, Wilder peppers the love story with tart dialogue and satiric jabs at Midwestern naïveté. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Joseph McBride, theatrical trailer. (Kino Lober Studio Classics).

The Girl in the Fog

(2017 -- Italy) Toni Servillo, Jean Reno, Galatea Ranzi. Based on the internationally acclaimed novel of the same name, the film follows the sudden disappearance of Anna Lou, a 16-year-old girl from a small mountain village in the Italian Alps. Called to investigate the mystery is the enigmatic Detective Vogel (Servillo), who soon realizes that this case is far from simple. Working against the clock and amidst an unprecedented media frenzy, Vogel must make use of his unconventional methods to uncover the truth, in a town where motives are obscure, facts are distorted – and everyone could be a suspect. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Icarus Films).

Girls of the Sun

(2018 -- France) Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut. The visceral and compelling film is based on a true story that reveals the strange and unexpected turns modern warfare can take. Somewhere in Iraqi Kurdistan, Bahar, commander of the all-female "Girls of the Sun" battalion, is preparing to liberate her hometown from the hands of ISIS extremists, hoping to find her son who is being held hostage. A French journalist, Mathilde, comes to cover the attack and bear witness to the story of these exceptional warriors. As their lives are turned upside down, the Girls of the Sun find themselves fighting for women, life and liberty. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Q&A with director Eva Husson. (Cohen Media Group).
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How Long Will I Love U

(2018 -- China) Jia Ying Lei, Li Ya Tong. Romantic comedy about a man and a woman living in the same apartment nearly 20 years apart who wake one day to find their timelines have merged. Now they’re stuck with one another, unless they can work together long enough to find a way back to their normal lives ... if destiny will allow it. Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. (Well Go USA).

The Iron Orchard

(2018) Lane Garrison, Ali Cobrin, Austin Nichols, Lew Temple. The story of Jim McNeely (Garrison), a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939. In a state gushing with oil and filled with ambition, McNeely settles into a small-town community that is slowly overcoming the trauma of the Great Depression. The formidable path before him is riddled with obstacles -- overbearing bosses who try to keep him down, powerful oilmen who are reluctant to invest in a fresh face, and women who see salvation in his charms -- but he finds a glimmer of hope with his first loves: new wife Lee Montgomery (Cobrin) and drilling for oil. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Director/actor commentary. (Santa Rita Film Co).
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The Jungle Bunch

(2017 -- France) Animated family feature. Maurice may look like a penguin -- but he's a real tiger inside. Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him. But when Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all with the help of his army of silly baboons, Maurice faces his biggest challenge yet. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Shout! Kids).

The Night Sitter

(2018) Elyse DuFour, Jack Champion, Jermaine Rivers. A scheming con artist poses as an innocent babysitter to steal from a wealthy occult enthusiast. Just as the thief arrives to clean out the house, the home owner’s reclusive son stumbles upon one of his father’s artifacts and unwittingly summons a trio of witches known as The Three Mothers. As the playful, sadistic witches start picking people off, the humans form an unlikely bond and try to survive the night together. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Uncork’d Entertainment.).

Off Season

(2019) Jessica Cadden Osborne, Chance Kelly, Amanda Good Hennessey, Braedyn Clark, Sosie Bacon. A young woman takes work on a Martha's Vineyard farm and befriends the 10-year-old farmer's daughter only to discover present day horrors that stem from a dark past. Formats: DVD. (Indican Pictures).

The Outsider

(2019) Trace Adkins, John Foo, Sean Patrick Flanery, Danny Trejo. A gritty tale of revenge in a small Western boomtown. In search of the American dream, a railroad worker (Foo) finds himself on the wrong side of a lawless frontier. As the Marshall (Adkins) attempts to control his corrupt town, tragedy strikes sending the railroad worker on a path of retaliation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "A Look Inside The Outsider," "Outside the Law: Making The Outsider." (Cinedigm).
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Penguin Highway

(2018 -- Japan) Winner of a 42nd Japan Academy Award for Excellent Animation of the Year. Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb, hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he discovers that the arrival of the penguins is somehow related to a mysterious young woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure. Based on the best-selling Japanese science fiction novel written by Tomihiko Morimi ("The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl"), "Penguin Highway" has also had its novel released in the US this year. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Director Hiroyasu Ishida interview, author Tomihiko Morimi interview, director Ishida past works promo video, "Good Night" promo video. (Eleven Arts/Shout! Factory).
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Pokemon Detective Pikachu

(2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy, Rita Ora, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe. Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Based on the 2016 video game. Read more about "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Detective Mode," deleted scenes, "My Pokemon Adventure," "Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome to Ryme City," "Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Uncovering the Magic," "Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Action," "Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Colorful Characters," "Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Bringing Pokemon to Life," "Mr. Mime's Audio Commentary," "Ryan Reynolds- Outside the Actor’s Studio," "Carry On" by Rita Ora & Kygo. (Warner).

Plus One

(2019) Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Ed Begley, Jr., Beck Bennett, Rosalind Chao, Brianne Howey. Long-time friends Alice and Ben find themselves in that inevitable year that all late twentysomethings experience -- in which seemingly every person they know gets married —- and agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of insufferable weddings. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Deleted scenes, extended scenes. (RLJE Films).
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(2019) Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill, Rhea Perlman Uplifting comedy about a woman who forms a cheerleading squad at a retirement community. Read more about "Poms" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Universal).

Project Ithaca

(2018) James Gallanders, Deragh Campbell, Daniel Fathers. A malevolent alien species has been abducting humans for decades ... possibly centuries. Their endgame: to harvest enough human emotional energy to open a wormhole through which their spacecrafts can pass and conquer our world. To end this threat, the U.S. military initiates Project Ithaca, a top-secret plan to teleport a human-alien hybrid, SERA, aboard the “mother ship” to destroy it. SERA awakes inside the alien craft along with five others. Divided, they will die; only together, can they defeat the aliens and find a way home. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Sesame Street: Dance Party

(2018) Celebrities like Amy Ryan, Liev Schreiber, Maria Menounos, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Sutton Foster, Ne-Yo, Janelle Monae, and Wendy Williams join the Sesame Street gang to sing and dance. This special collection includes over two hours of content that will make your child want to move and groove. Little ones will love to see real kids dancing flamenco, doing an Irish stepdance, clapping out West African beats, and cha-cha-ing all over the place. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sesame Workshop/Shout Kids).

Sex Trafficking In America

(2019) Frontline documentary tells the stories of young women coerced into prostitution -- and follows one police unit that’s committed to rooting it out. In the film, award-winning director Jezza Neumann and producer Lauren Mucciolo immerse themselves with the Phoenix police unit that’s tackling child sexual exploitation, offering an inside look at the lucrative industry through unique access to a series of undercover, high-stakes police operations. They also film with young women who have escaped the trade. What’s revealed is a crime that’s both hidden in plain sight and growing - due in part to social media, where traffickers often start to groom and recruit young women and girls. With extensive and intimate access to local law enforcement, prosecutors, service providers and the women themselves, the film shines a light on the hidden reality of sex trafficking in America. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
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The Souvenir

(2019) Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton. A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man. Read more about "The Souvenir" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Joanna Hogg, “Making of The Souvenir” featurette. (Lionsgate).

The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music

(2019) Latest adventure in the animated "Swan Princess" franchise. Princess Odette is hosting a music competition to celebrate Princess Alise’s birthday - the winner will sing at her grand birthday ball. Prince Li of Cathay has entered, but his sister Princess Mei Li has stowed away on his ship to seek help from Odette and Derek for Chen, who has been cursed to live as a dragon. Lucas and Alise are reunited but Prince Li’s arrival makes Alise doubt her feelings. While Li and Lucas fight for Alise’s heart, Derek and Odette try to help Mei Li and Chen break the curse. Who will win the music festival and will Chen ever be free from his curse? Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Two new toe-tapping tunes from the film, behind-the-scenes featurette that explores how the world and characters of the film were brought to life. (Sony).

3 Lives

(2019 -- Germany) Mhairi Calvey, Anatole Taubman, Victor Alfieri. A woman on the run in the wilderness from ruthless kidnappers -- three ex-soldiers -- discovers her rescuer is the man jailed for attacking her 15 years earlier. Formats: DVD, Digital. (High Octane Pictures).

Tiger Milk

(2017 - Germany) Flora Thiemann, Emily Kusche, David Ali Rashed, Narges Rashidi, Emil Belton, August Carter. Best friends Nini and Jameelah are 14 years old. Summer has begun and Berlin is their playground. Sticky lipped and heavy-eyed from drinking tiger milk; a mix of passion fruit, milk, and brandy, they flirt and use their innocent charm for fun. This summer, it’s going to happen -- sex and true love with Nico and Lukas. But when Jameelah's family is threatened with deportation back to Iraq, the two girls realize that their friendship is more important than ever. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Altered Innocence).
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(2019) Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney. The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. Read more about "Tolkien" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, "First Look," gallery, audio commentary by director Dome Karukoski. (Fox).

Tom Lehrer: Live in Copenhagen

(1967) Tom Lehrer spent his brief, yet remarkable music career writing and performing brilliant satirical songs that entertained and enlightened millions. Biting, intelligent, and socially conscious, his songs were accessible and intimate commentaries on society and politics in the 1950s and 60s. “Tom Lehrer: Live in Copenhagen,” originally filmed for Danish television in September 1967, captures a rare concert recording and features many of his best-known songs, including: “I Wanna Go Back To Dixie,” “MLF Lullaby,” “We Will All Go Together When We Go,” “When You Are Old And Gray,” “I Hold Your Hand In Mine,” “Send The Marines,” “The Irish Ballad,” “The Elements,” “Smut,” “The Hunting Song,” “My Home Town,” “Who's Next,” “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park,” “National Brotherhood Week,” “Wernher Von Braun,” and “The Vatican Rag.”Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

(2019) American Experience documentary from award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman that revisits the 1969 Woodstock concert for its 50th Anniversary. In August 1969, half a million young people from all walks of life journeyed from every corner of the country to a dairy farm in upstate New York for a concert unprecedented in scope and influence. The film examines the tumultuous decade that led to those three historic days — years that saw the nation deeply divided by Vietnam and racial, generational and sexual politics — through the voices of those who were present for the event that would become the defining moment of the counterculture revolution. Focusing on individuals that were at the concert including concert goers, security guards, performers, and local residents, “Woodstock” expands our understanding of the event as not only an unparalleled musical milestone, but a once-in-a-century cultural phenomena that served as a coda to the sixties and a harbinger of the decades to come. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).

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Wicked Witches

(2019) Duncan Casey, Justin Marosa, Samantha Schnitzler. After being thrown out of his home by his wife for being promiscuous, Mark finds himself back at Dumpling Farm, a place of youthful memories and parties, but things aren't quite right. His old buddy Ian, who has never left the place, is possessed by a group of demonic, flesh eating Witches. Using Ian and his farm, these beautiful Witches trap Mark and his friends to consume their souls. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Midnight Releasing).

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All Is True

(2019) Dir.: Kenneth Branagh; Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst. The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns home to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Q&A with Kenneth Branagh, eight behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Sony.
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Avengers: Endgame

(2019) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana, Evangeline Lilly, Tessa Thompson, Rene Russo, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Dave Bautista, Tilda Swinton, Jon Favreau, Hayley Atwell, Natalie Portman, Marisa Tomei, Angela Bassett, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, William Hurt, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Vin Diese, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Redford, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson. The climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year (and 22 film) cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos. Read more about "Avengers: Endgame" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Remembering Stan Lee"in which filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos; "Setting the Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr."; "A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America"; "Black Widow: Whatever It Takes"; "The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame"; "The Women of the MCU"; "Bro Thor"; six deleted scenes; gag reel; "Visionary Intro" by directors Joe and Anthony Russo; audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. (Disney).

Damned Summer

(2018 -- Portugal) Idling afternoons and psychedelic moods immersed in music provide an adrenaline rush for drifting youth in Lisbon in this docu-fiction hybrid from first-time Portuguese director Pedro Cabeleira. Chico's summer starts at home, with his grandparents, under the cover of the lemon trees; an outlet, the place of his childhood memories. But now, he belongs to Lisbon, where he just finished college and hopes to find a career. Part of a new generation, Chico has few prospects or expectations, and reaching adulthood seems to be perpetually delayed. Intoxicated nights of affections and heartbreak propel him into psychedelic hedonism, where burning anguish and aimlessness fuel his euphoria in this homage to the mysteries of youth. Formats: DVD, VOD. (IndiePix Films).

Django the Bastard

(1969 -- Italy) Anthony Steffen, Rada Rassimov, Paolo Gozlino, Luciano Rossi. An intriguing spaghetti western with gothic horror genre elements. The mysterious stranger named Django -- a ghost-like figure -- walks into a dusty western town with vengeance on his mind. As he finds the men he’s looking for, he places a cross with the person's name and death date in the middle of the street before enacting violent revenge. Is Django truly an unstoppable human army-of-one, or an avenging immortal angel of death? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary with film historian and author Troy Howarth. (Synapse Films).
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The Inland Sea

(1991) In 1971, author and film scholar Donald Richie published a poetic travelogue about his explorations of the islands of Japan's Inland Sea, recording his search for traces of a traditional way of life as well as his own journey of self-discovery. Twenty years later, filmmaker Lucille Carra undertook a parallel trip inspired by Richie's by-then-classic book, capturing images of hushed beauty and meeting people who still carried on the fading customs that Richie had observed. Interspersed with surprising detours -- a visit to a Frank Sinatra-loving monk, a leper colony, an ersatz temple of plywood and plaster -- and woven together by Richie's narration as well as a score by celebrated composer Toru Takemitsu, "The Inland Sea" is an eye-opening voyage and a profound meditation on what it means to be a foreigner. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Hiro Narita, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with director Lucille Carra; new conversation between filmmaker Paul Schrader and cultural critic Ian Buruma on author Donald Richie; interview with Richie from 1991; an essay by scholar Arturo Silva (The Criterion Collection).

Is That You? (¿Eres tú, Papá?)

(2019 -- Cuba) Gabriela Ramos, Eslinda Nuñez, Lynn Cruz, Osvaldo Doimeadiós. Living in a modest shack in the Cuban countryside, 13-year-old Lili and her mother appear trapped in a meagre, suffocating existence by her domineering father, Eduardo. His sudden absence should represent a new freedom for the girl and her mother, but Lili is distraught. In desperation, Lili carries out a ritual taught to her by a spiritualist to help bring him back, leading Lili to uncover a disturbing truth about her father’s disappearance. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).

The Mummy Rebirth

(2019) Carter, David E. Cazares, Brittany Goodwin, Deanna Grace Congo. Two treasure hunters uncover a sealed tomb and awaken a mummy that has waited years to come back and wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. It’s a race against time as they try to stop the Mummy from wreaking havoc on the modern world. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).

The Other Side of Everything

(2018 -- Serbia) A locked door inside a Belgrade home has kept one family separated from their past for generations. An intimate conversation between the director (Mila Turajlic) and her mother, the dynamic activist and scholar Srbijanka Turajlic, reveals a house and a country haunted by history. What begins as the chronicle of a childhood home grows into an elegant portrait of a charismatic and brilliant woman in times of great political turmoil. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Icarus Films).

Port of Shadows (aka Le Quai Des Brumes)

(1938) Director: Marcel Carné; Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur, Robert Le Vigan, Édouard Delmont, Raymond Aimos, Roger Legris. "Port of Shadows" is director Marcel Carné's ("Children of Paradise") controversial adaptation of the Pierre Mac Orlan novel of the same name. Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean (Jean Gabin), an army deserter looking for another chance at life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, when acts of both revenge and kindness turn him into front-page news. "Port of Shadows" starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies, a quintessential example of poetic realism, one of the classics of the golden age of French cinema. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Introduction by professor/film critic Ginette Vincendeau; "On the Port of the Shadows" documentary; trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).


(2018 -- Kenya) Samantha Mugatsia. Sheila Munyiva. Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi's vibrant youth culture, "Rafiki" is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that "good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives" -- but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety. Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, the film won a landmark Supreme Court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Film Movement).

Razzia Sur La Chnouf

(1955) Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura, Albert Rémy, Marcel Dalio, Lila Kedrova, Roland Armontel. Based on a novel by the legendary writer Auguste Le Breton ("Rififi," "Bob Le Flambeur") with direction by Henri Decoin. After a spell in the U.S.A., master criminal Henri Ferré dit 'Le Nantais' (Jean Gabin) returns to Paris and is recruited by Paul Liski (Marcel Dalio), head of a major narcotics ring, to oversee and improve the efficiency of their distribution. Merchandise has been disappearing and unreliable dealers must be eliminated. For the latter, Henri is assigned two hitmen, Roger le Catalan (Lino Ventura) and Bibi (Albert Rémy). Released as "Razzia" in the U.S., the film thrillingly explores the criminal underworld of 1950s Paris. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton, trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).

The Reflecting Skin

(1990) A darkly humorous, nightmarish vision of the American dream. As mysterious deaths plague a small prairie town in 1950s Idaho, 8-year-old Seth (Jeremy Cooper) comes to believe that Dolphin Blue (Lindsay Duncan), the reclusive English widow living next door, is a vampire, stealing the souls of his neighborhood friends one by one. Seth's worst nightmares come true when his older brother Cameron (Viggo Mortensen in one of his first starring roles) returns home from military service and falls in love with the widow. Could he be her next victim? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Angels & Atom Bombs: The Making of The Reflecting Skin," commentary with writer-director Philip Ridley, booklet with introduction by Philip Ridley and new essay by Travis Crawford and Heather Hyche. (Film Movement Classics).


(2018 -- China) Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow,” a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. Director Zhang Yimou ("Hero," "House of Flying Daggers") once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage, making-of featurette. (Well Go USA).

Touchez Pas Au Grisbi

(1954) Dir.: Jacques Becker; Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura, Jeanne Moreau, René Dary, Paul Frankeur, Daniel Cauchy, Dora Doll, Vittorio Sanipoli, Marilyn Buferd, Delia Scala. "Touchez Pas Au Grisbi" occupies a significant part in French cinema history; it exerted a huge influence on subsequent directors such as Jean-Pierre Melville ("Le Doulos"), Henri Verneuil ("The Sicilian Clan") and Claude Sautet ("Classe Tous Risques"). Max (Jean Gabin) is an aging gangster who manages to pull off his final heist, a spectacular gold bullion robbery at Orly airport. All is well until Max's former girlfriend Josy (Jeanne Moreau) tips off a rival gangster, Angelo (Lino Ventura). Angelo kidnaps Max's partner and best friend and threatens to kill him unless Max hands over the loot from his robbery. "Touchez Pas Au Grisbi" was the birth the French policier, a European transposition of the fantastic American gangster films and film noirs of the 1940s. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton, interview with filmmaker Jean Becker, interview with actress Jeanne Moreau, interview with professor/film critic Ginette Vincendeau, trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).

Trial by Fire

(2019) Jack O’Connell, Laura Dern, Emily Meade, Jeff Perry. In 1992, Cameron Todd Willingham (O’Connell), a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak, was convicted of arson-related triple homicide and put on death row. This is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond that formed between Willingham and Elizabeth Gilbert (Dern), a Houston mother of two, who battled against the state for 12 years to try and save Willingham by exposing suppressed evidence and illogical conclusions. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Photo gallery. (Lionsgate).
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(2019) Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott. All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she believed in a woman's right to choose. Until the day she saw something that changed everything. Read more about "Unplanned" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Pure Flix Entertainment).


(2019) Theo Rossi, Clive Standen, Samira Wiley, William Forsythe, Don Johnson, Vincent Pastore, Chazz Palminteri. Stylish thriller reveals the true story of one of the largest robberies in U.S. history. While doing time for a botched heist, two small-time crooks cook up an ill-fated scheme to rip off a nearby vault for $30 million — money that belongs to the local mafia. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

The Velocipastor

(2018) Alyssa Kempinski, Greg Cohan, Claire Hsu. After a devastating family tragedy, a priest travels to China to find deeper spirituality, but instead is endowed with an ancient ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first, he is horrified by his newfound superpower, but a local prostitute convinces him to use his newfound gift to fight evil – and ninjas. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Wild Eye Releasing).

Vice Squad Collector’s Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1982) Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser. Princess (Hubley) is a single mom by day, a Hollywood prostitute by night. A volatile cop, Tom Walsh uses her to trap a sadistic pimp named Ramrod, who murdered one of her friends. But when Ramrod escapes police custody, Princess is in grave danger. No matter which way she turns, Ramrod is coming for her. New 4K scan of the negative. Extras: New Audio Commentary with director Gary Sherman and producer Brian Frankish; new "Tracking the Beast" interview with actor Gary Swanson; new "Of Poltergeist and Neon Lights" interview with director Gary Sherman; new "Hollywood Magic" interview with producer Brian Frankish; new "The Roots of Reality" interview with actress Beverly Todd; new "Catching a Killer" interview with actor Pepe Serna; new "Princess Driver" interview with actor Michael Ensign; new "Hollywood Streetwalking" look at the locations; audio commentary with director Gary Sherman; theatrical trailer; radio spots; TV spots; still galleries: poster and lobby cards, publicity stills, press kit. (Shout! Factory).

The Whirlpool

(2012 -- France) Agathe Feoux, Pierre Perrier. Two twentysomething strangers, Agathe and Victor, meet on holiday at Niagara Falls. Both lost souls -- Agathe, adopted and bogged down in a complex relationship with her therapist, Victor coping with a family drama -- impulsively decide to share a motel room, romance evolves into a road trip across New York State to the airport in Boston. Uninhibited sexual chemistry, organic moments of humor, and improvised, unrehearsed acting converge in this vibrant, non-linear narrative throwback to vibrantly experimental period of late sixties cinema. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of interviews with Agathe Feoux and Pierre Perrier. (IndiePix Films).

Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures

(2018) Halloween is right around the corner and the Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, decide that the best thing to do on Halloween is to discover new “creepy cool” creatures. While they search for these new creatures, they find out that Zach and the other villains have a plan to ruin Halloween. Will the Kratt Brothers save Halloween? Also includes the adventure "Masked Bandits," where the Wild Kratts notice strange things happening in the Tortuga HQ. Jimmy is convinced it’s a ghost. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).

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Peter, Paul and Mary At Newport 1963-65

Eighteen previously unreleased performances by the legendary folk trio of Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers. This collection of remarkable archival performances at the iconic folk festival at Newport, Rhode Island, from 1963 to 1965 reveals the electrifying and optimistic spirit of an era, at the peak of America’s Folk Revival. Some of these timeless songs have never been seen on television, and some, like “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “If I Had A Hammer,” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” became part of the “soundtrack” of an era of extraordinary social and political transformation. These historic recordings epitomize Peter, Paul and Mary’s music in the ’60s era of optimism, turmoil and vast change in America. Formats: DVD, CD, Digital. Extras: Extra tracks “Tell It on the Mountain” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”; interview with Peter Yarrow at Newport (1963). (Shout! Factory).

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August 20

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Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Trilogy

(1970 -- Japan) Akio Jissôji created a rich and diverse body of work during his five decades in Japan's film and television industries. For some, he is best-known for his science-fiction: the 1960s TV series "Ultraman" and 1988's box-office success "Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis." For others, it is his 1990s adaptations of horror and mystery novelist Edogawa Rampo. And then there are his New Wave films for the Art Theatre Guild, three of which - "This Transient Life," "Mandara" and "Poem," forming The Buddhist Trilogy - are collected here. Winner of the Golden Leopard award at the 1970 Locarno Film Festival, "This Transient Life" is among the Art Theatre Guild's most successful - and most controversial - productions. The film concerns a brother and sister from a rich family who defy the expectations placed on them: he has little interest in further education or his father's business, instead obsessing over Buddhist statues; she continually refuses a string of suitors and the prospect of marriage. Their closeness, and isolation, gives way to an incestuous relationship which, in turn, breeds disaster. "Mandara," Jissôji's first color feature, maintained the controversial subject matter, focusing on a cult who recruit through rape and hope to achieve true ecstasy through sexual release. Shot, as with all of Jissôji's Art Theatre Guild works, in a radically stylized manner, the film sits somewhere between the pinku genre and the fiercely experimental approach of his Japanese New Wave contemporaries. The final entry in the trilogy, "Poem", returns to black and white and is centred on the austere existence of a young houseboy who becomes helplessly embroiled in the schemes of two brothers in this exploration of faith in a post-industrial world. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Introductions to all three films by David Desser, author of" Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave"; scene-select commentaries on all three films in the Trilogy by Desser; theatrical trailers; limited edition packaging, fully illustrated by maarko phntm; illustrated 60-page perfect-bound collector's book featuring new writings on the films by Anton Bitel and Tom Mes. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season

(2018-19) All 22 episodes. Following Oliver Queen’s shocking decision to turn himself over to the FBI and reveal his identity as the Green Arrow to the public, he has spent the past five months in prison while his team was left behind to protect Star City. In the wake of Ricardo Diaz’s escape, Oliver has yet again turned into someone else inside Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Determined to keep a low profile to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, Oliver’s limits will be tested when he and Team Arrow are pitted against the most ruthless villains they have yet to face. Formats: Five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018," "Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds," "Villains: Modes of Persuasion," gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).

The Assault

(2017) Tom Sizemore, Kevin Nash, Jordan Ladd. Tired of her husband Seth’s abuse, Lindsay’s out for revenge. She and her exotic-dancer friend Nikki are stealing Seth’s riches in a series of brazen armed robberies. But things get complicated when Nikki seduces Broza (Sizemore), the detective on the case. When their final heist goes horribly wrong, the two women must flee for their lives — with an unsuspecting Broza in hot pursuit. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
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The Beatles: Made on Merseyside

(2018) The Beatles defined music and popular culture like no other band -- but how exactly did they make the journey from Merseyside teenagers to international pop stars in the 60s? Featuring unique and revealing interviews from those involved in the early years of The Beatles, this documentary follows the Fab Four's ascent from Liverpool and Hamburg to the pinnacle of rock success. Recounting how American rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues dragged post-war Liverpool into one of the most vibrant music cities ever with the Mersey Sound, this acclaimed doc delves into the young history of the Fab Four, their early band iterations and why it took so long for them to break through the noise. From school bands, to colleges, Hamburg to The Cavern Club, The Beatles moved from skiffle to rock 'n' roll before creating their own unique sound that took the world by storm. With newly filmed contributions from the "fifth Beatle" Pete Best, Quarrymen Colin Hanton and Len Garry, Brian Epstein's business associate Joe Flannery, The Beatles first ever secretary Freda Kelly, original Mersey Beat magazine owner Bill Harry, and flatmates of John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe, the film charts the original music and the energy and excitement that led to the explosion of Beatlemania and one of the most influential and beloved bands in history. (Omnibus Entertainment/Film Movement).
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Blue Bloods: The Ninth Season

(2018-19) Six-disc set with all 22 episodes as the Reagan family (a multigenerational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement) drama continues with an all-star cast including Tom Selleck, Donnie Wablberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes and Len Cariou. Frank Reagan (Selleck) is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son, Danny (Wahlberg), a seasoned detective, family man and Iraq War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases with his partner, Detective Maria Baez. The Reagan women in the family include Erin (Moynahan), a New York Assistant D.A. who also serves as the legal compass for her siblings and father. Jamie is the youngest Reagan, a Harvard Law graduate and the family's "golden boy." Unable to deny the family tradition, Jamie decided to give up a lucrative future in law and follow in the family footsteps as a cop. He's found a friend and ally in Eddie Janko, his female partner who keeps him on his toes, but has very different reasons than the Reagans for joining the police force. After several years of working together, Janie (Estes) and Eddie finally succumbed to their strong feelings for one another and are engaged to be married. Following Jamie and Eddie's engagement during season eight's finale, the ninth season finds the family questioning the future of their partnership. Meanwhile, Erin is on tap for a promotion after her boss's untimely death and Danny prepares to send his eldest son, Jack, to college. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Story of the Reagans: Season 9"; "Abigail's Diary": Abigail Hawk (Det. Abigail Baker) takes fans on an exclusive, candid look at her life on set with the Blue Bloods cast and crew; "By the Book" behind-the-scenes technical feturette; "CBS Watch! Magazine Special with Sami Gayle" behind-the-scenes look at the CBS Watch! Magazine photoshoot featuring Sami Gayle; "CBS Watch! Magazine Special with Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan, Vanessa Ray and Donnie Wahlberg" behind-the-scenes look at the CBS Watch! Magazine photoshoot featuring additional cast; deleted scenes; gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).
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(2019) Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner. What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? Read more about "Brightburn" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Three “Quick Burns” vignettes hosted by Elizabeth Banks, Producer James Gunn and director David Yarovesky; “Hero-Horror!” featurette; “Nature vs. Nurture” featurette about the creative process involved in flipping the script of the traditional “Superhero” and diving into what motivates and moves our new Anti-hero, Brandon Breyer; commentary with Yarovesky, DP Michael Dallatorre, and costume designer Autumn Steed. (Sony).
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The Brink

(2017 -- China) Max Jin Zhang, Shawn Yue, Yue Wu, Janice Man. A renegade cop is on a mission to bring a shady smuggler to justice by any means necessary. When his investigation leads to a Triad mob boss and global smuggling ring, his manhunt quickly turns from local misconduct into a violent international incident. There's a relentless barrage of high flying action and explosive fight sequences, and once the fists start flying, they never stop - not even underwater. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: "Making-of” featurette. (Well Go USA).


(1980) Academy Award-winner William Friedkin ("The Exorcist," "The French Connection") directs Al Pacino as an undercover cop pitched into New York's seedy underbelly in Cruising - available for the first time on Blu-ray in a brand new director-approved transfer. New York is caught in the grip of a sadistic serial killer who is preying on the patrons of the city's underground photo for Cruising bars. Captain Edelson (Paul Sorvino) tasks young rookie Steve Burns (Pacino) with infiltrating the S&M subculture to try and lure the killer out of the shadows -- but as he immerses himself deeper and deeper into the underworld, Steve risks losing his own identity in the process. Taking the premise and title from reporter Gerald Walker's novel, "Cruising" was the subject of great controversy at the time of its release and remains a challenging and remarkable movie to this day, with Pacino's haunted lead performance as its magnetic centerpiece. Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, supervised and approved by writer-director William Friedkin; newly remastered 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio supervised by Friedkin. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Archival audio commentary by William Friedkin; "The History of Cruising" archival featurette looking at the film’s origins and production; "Exorcizing Cruising" archival featurette looking at the controversy surrounding the film and its enduring legacy. Original Theatrical Trailer (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
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A Dog’s Journey

(2018) Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad. Picking up where "A Dog’s Purpose" left off, "A Dog’s Journey" continues the tale of lovable farm dog Bailey, as he finds a new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond, and learns that some friendships transcend lifetimes. Read more about "A Dog’s Journey" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, gag reel, "A Dog'S Sequel" featurette, "Everyone's Best Friend" featurette, "Working With Dogs" featurette, "A Healing Journey" featurette, "Scoring the Journey" featurette, feature commentary with director Gail Mancuso. (Universal).

The Harder They Come [Collector’s Edition] BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1972) Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin in 1972’s "The Harder They Come," the first feature film to come out of Jamaica. An aspiring singer who leaves his rural village for the big city of Kingston, Ivan is hoping to make a name for himself. Robbed of his money and possessions on his first day in town, he finds work with a self-righteous preacher and an unscrupulous music mogul photo for The Harder They Come [Collector’s Edition] BLU-RAY DEBUT who exploits young hopefuls. In desperation, the simple country boy turns outlaw, at war with both the police and his rivals in the ganja trade. Ivan’s dream of stardom soon becomes a reality as he rises to the top of both the pop charts -- and the most-wanted lists. Directed and produced by Jamaican Perry Henzell, and written by Henzell and Trevor D. Rhone, the film also stars Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw, and Toots and The Maytals. Features a new transfer from the original 16mm negative. Extras: The first-ever home entertainment release of Perry Henzell’s long lost follow up feature, "No Place Like Home," which had gone unfinished and was thought to have been lost; "Perry Henzell: A Filmmaker’s Odyssey," a new documentary about "The Harder They Come's" genesis and restoration; a full slate of new bonus features, shot in Jamaica, to be announced at a later date. (Shout! Factory).
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The Hustle

(2019) Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Dean Norris. A pair of female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, team up to take down the men who have wronged them. A female-centered remake of the 1988 film "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine), which was a remake of the 1964 film "Bedtime Story" (starring Marlon Brando and David Niven). Read more about "The Hustle" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Hitting the Mark" behind-the- scenes featurette; "Comedy Class" featurette; "Con Artists" costume design and production design featurette; commentary director Chris Addison. (Universal).
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Magnificent Obsession

(1954) Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson, in his breakthrough role) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town's only resuscitator -- at the very moment that a beloved local doctor has a heart attack and dies waiting for the lifesaving device. Thus begins one of Douglas Sirk's most flamboyant master classes in melodrama, a delirious Technicolor mix of the sudsy and the spiritual in which Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations. Formats: Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Extras: Audio commentary from 2008 featuring film scholar Thomas Doherty; "Magnificent Obsession," John M. Stahl's 1935 adaptation of the same novel, newly restored; "From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk Remembers" (1991), a documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart Schmidt; interviews from 2008 with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, in which they pay tribute to Sirk; theatrical trailer; an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien. (The Criterion Collection).
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NCIS: New Orleans: The Fifth Season

(2018-19) Six-disc set with all 24 episodes. The hit series starring Scott Bakula follows the local field office that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. returns immediately after the assassination attempt on Agent Dwayne Pride (Bakula) as he fights for his life in the ICU, while the team searches the city for the hit woman who tried to kill him. In the fifth season, Pride will explore new opportunities in the agency while Special Agent Hannah Khoury (newcomer Necar Zadegan) is called in to lead the New Orleans office in his absence. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Cast and Creole: A Look at Season 5"; "Who Dat? Hannah Khoury" interview with new cast member Necar Zadegan; "King Cake: The 100' Episode" celebration; "Off Subject" in which the cast talks about a wide variety of topics from their favorite behind-the-scenes moment and the worst job they ever held to their ideal meal and why they became an actor, among other amusing subjects. (CBS/Paramount).

Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter

(2017 -- Japan) Four-disc set with all 26 episodes of the first television series produced by the renowned Studio Ghibli. One stormy night, a girl is born inside a mountain fort, surrounded by her parents and a loving band of robbers. Now 10 years old, Ronja has grown into a strong and active girl, who discovers the forest as both a beautiful and frightening place inhabited by unique creatures. She befriends the son of her father’s rival, which begins the drama of her friendship and family loyalties. As she struggles to balance this friendship with her family relationship, she comes to understand that differences can be overcome with the help of love and understanding. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Making of Ronja" featurette, interview with director Goro Miyazaki. (GKIDS and Shout! Factory).

The Sun is Also a Star

(2019) Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Cathy Shim, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Faith Logan. College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family's deportation as fiercely as she's fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Love is a Universe” featurette. (MGM/Warner).
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The Walking Dead” Season 9

(2018-19) Five-disc set with all 16 episodes. Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him, and he spared Negan to uphold the values his late son, Carl, championed -- values that created conflict within his group. Now, with the survivors rebuilding civilization under Rick’s leadership a year and a half after the end of the war, it’s a time of relative peace among the communities. However, the world they knew is rapidly changing, nature is literally taking over, and, as time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles and danger. But nothing can prepare them for the formidable force they’re about to encounter, threatening the very idea of civilization our survivors have worked so hard to build. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, “Seasons Change” featurette, “In Memoriam” featurette, “The Whisperers: Behind the Mask” featurette, “Rick Farewell” featurette, “Time Jump” featurette, bonus scene: Episode 908, “Inside Episode ...” featurettes per episode, “Making of ...” featurettes per episode. (Lionsgate).

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The Banana Splits Movie

(2019) One banana, two banana, three banana, GORE! The cult-favorite animal rock-band from Hanna-Barbera’s 1968 "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour" variety program is back with a blood-spattered vengeance when it offers a new take on the classic characters. The film follows a boy named Harley and his family as they go to a taping of "The Banana Splits" TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn -- and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape? Stars Dani Kind as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong as Harley, Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund as Mitch, and Sara Canning as Rebecca. The beloved Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky and Drooper are voiced by Eric Bauza. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Banana Splits: Behind the Horror." Blu-ray adds "Terror on Set," "Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre." (Warner).
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Child's Play

(1954) Christopher Beeny, Ernest Scott, Patrick Wells, Mona Washbourne, Peter Martyn, Dorothy Alison. What happens when a bunch of precocious kids get their hands on an atomic chemistry set? They manage to split the atom and thereby create a new form of popcorn, of course. Mischief soon follows when their little enterprise goes global, despite the interference of a suspicious local detective in this family-friendly adventure from the U.K. Formats: DVD. (Juno Selects).

Day of the Outlaw

(1959) Dir.: Andre De Toth; Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Nehemiah Persoff, Elisha Cook Jr., Venetia Stevenson, David Nelson, Jack Lambert, Frank DeKova, Lance Fuller, Dabbs Greer. Screen legend Robert Ryan stars alongside Burl Ives and Tina Louise in this bleak and wintry western from cult director André De Toth. Tough-as-nails Blaise Starrett (Ryan) is about to face a showdown with a fellow rancher -- whose wife is the object of Starrett's love. But this small-town conflict is nothing compared to what's on the horizon when outlaw Jack Bruhn (Ives) and his vicious gang ride into town. On the lam after a brutal robbery, the outlaws terrorize the townspeople and hold them captive, even as Bruhn lies dying from a bullet wound to his chest. When Starrett eventually leads the homesteaders on a trail out of harm's way, the tension explodes to an unforgettable climax. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Jeremy Arnold, theatrical trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).

Ecstasy (aka A Thought of Ecstasy)

(2019 -- Germany) Rolf Peter Kahl, Ava Verne, Lena Morris, Deborah Kara Unger. A kiss begins the hottest day on record in the US - and Frank embarks on a journey into the desert in search of a lost love after a recently published book triggers memories from 20 years past. Wandering a land paralyzed by heat and lost in suspicion and paranoia, like a mirage, illusion and truth blur together. Just as desire can create new realities, delusion can change truth in this sultry road trip into seduction. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season

(2018-19) All 22 episodes. Shortly after defeating The Thinker, Barry Allen/The Flash and his wife, Iris, were stunned by the arrival of their already grown, speedster daughter from the future, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy). However, acclimating to their lives as parents won’t be the only challenge they face, as Season Five pits Team Flash against Central City’s latest scourge – the DC Super-Villain Cicada (Chris Klein). Formats: Five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018," "The Evolution of Killer Frost," "Inside the Crossover: Elseworlds," "Villains: Modes of Persuasion," gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).
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The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

(1952 -- Japan) One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, "The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice" is a subtly piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife's city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband's small-town simplicity, and a generational sea change -- in the form of their headstrong, modern niece -- sweeps over their household. The director's abiding concern with family dynamics receives one of its most spirited treatments, with a wry, tender humor and buoyant expansiveness that moves the action from the home into the baseball stadiums, pachinko parlors, and ramen shops of postwar Tokyo. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: "What Did the Lady Forget?", a 1937 feature by director Yasujiro Ozu; new interview with film scholar David Bordwell; "Ozu & Noda: Tateshina Diaries," a new documentary by Daniel Raim on Ozu's relationship with longtime screenwriter Kogo Noda; new English subtitle translation; an essay by scholar Junji Yoshida. (The Criterion Collection).
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

(2019) Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance. The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. Read more about "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary by Michel Dougherty, Zach Shields and O'Shea Jackson Jr.; "Welcome to the Monsterverse"; "Monsters 101" featurettes; "Evolution of the Titans" featurettes; " Monarch in Action" featurettes; "Millie Bobby Brown: Force of Nature"; "Monster Tech: Monarch Joins the Fight"; "Monsters Are Real"; deleted scenes; trailers. (Warner).

Killers Anonymous

(2019) Gary Oldman, Jessica Alba, Tommy Flanagan, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Suki Waterhouse. Tensions mount at Killers Anonymous, a support group for killers, as the members of the group try to unravel a mystery: Which one of them is responsible for the assassination attempt on a U.S. senator that has the police in the city on high alert? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Director’s commentary, deleted scenes, alternate ending. (Lionsgate).
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The Koker Trilogy

Abbas Kiarostami first came to international attention for this wondrous, slyly self-referential series of films set in the rural northern-Iranian town of Koker. Poised delicately between fiction and documentary, comedy and tragedy, the lyrical fables in The Koker Trilogy exemplify both the gentle humanism and playful sleight of hand that define the director's sensibility. With each successive film, Kiarostami takes us deeper into the behind-the-scenes "reality" of the film that preceded it, heightening our understanding of the complex network of human relationships that sustain both a movie set and a village. The result is a gradual outward zoom that reveals the cosmic majesty and mystery of ordinary life. "Where Is the Friend's House?" (1987): The first film in Abbas Kiarostami's sublime, interlacing Koker Trilogy takes a simple premise -- a boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken-and transforms it into a miraculous, child's-eye adventure of the everyday. As our young hero zigzags determinedly across two towns, aided (and sometimes misdirected) by those he encounters, his quest becomes both a revealing portrait of rural Iranian society in all its richness and complexity and a touching parable about the meaning of personal responsibility. Sensitive and profound, Where Is the Friend's House? is shot through with all the beauty, tension, and wonder a single day can contain. "And Life Goes On" (1992): In the aftermath of a 1990 earthquake that left at least thirty thousand dead, Abbas Kiarostami returned to Koker, where his camera surveys not only devastation but also the teeming life in its wake. Blending fiction and reality into a playful, poignant road movie, "And Life Goes On" follows a film director who, along with his son, makes the trek to the region in hopes of finding out if the young star of "Where Is the Friend's House?" is among the survivors, and discovers a resilient community pressing on in the face of tragedy. Finding beauty in the bleakest of circumstances, Kiarostami crafts a quietly majestic ode to the best of the human spirit. "Through the Olive Trees" (1994): Abbas Kiarostami takes meta-narrative gamesmanship to masterful new heights in the final installment of The Koker Trilogy. Unfolding "behind the scenes" of "And Life Goes On," this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors -- a young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife, even though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him -- creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. An ineffably lovely, gentle human comedy steeped in the folkways of Iranian village life, "Through the Olive Trees" peels away layer after layer of artifice as it investigates the elusive, alchemical relationship between cinema and reality. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 2K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays. Extras: New audio commentary on "And Life Goes On" featuring Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, co-authors of Abbas Kiarostami; "Abbas Kiarostami: Truths and Dreams," a 1994 documentary; new interview with Abbas Kiarostami's son Ahmad Kiarostami; new conversation between Iranian-film scholar Jamsheed Akrami and film critic Godfrey Cheshire; conversation from 2015 between Kiarostami and film-festival programmer Peter Scarlet; an essay by critic Godfrey Cheshire. (The Criterion Collection).
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(2018) Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso, Ryan Simpkins, Odessa Adlon, Maya Hawke, Tatsumi Romano, Zoe Casbere, Atheena Frizzel. Eight teenage girls become trapped in an endless birthday party after a massive (imaginary?) earthquake. The girls' sanity and psyches dissolve as they run out of food and water. Eventually, they regress to their baser instincts, exploiting each other's fears and insecurities. Formats: DVD. Extras: Slide show/image gallery, trailers. (Cleopatra Entertainment).

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

(2018) Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps. After Jimmie enlists his best friend Mont to help reclaim the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco, they begin a search for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with writer-director Joe Talbot, “Ode to the City: Finding The Last Black Man in San Francisco” featurette. (Lionsgate).

Man Without a Star

(1955) Dir.: King Vidor; Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, Richard Boone, William Campbell, Jay C. Flippen, Mara Corday, Eddy Waller, Sheb Wooley, George Wallace. Screen legend Kirk Douglas stars in this exciting King Vidor ("Duel in the Sun") western about a rugged loner who becomes caught up in a bloody range war when he falls in love with two beautiful women. Dempsey Rae (Douglas) is a wandering cowboy who doesn't like the fact that his open spaces are being fenced in by greedy ranchers and decides to help a town fight back against ranch owner Reed Bowman (Crain) after he meets the town's sexy madam (Trevor). Loved by western buffs for its offbeat humor and Douglas's witty performance. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Toby Roan, theatrcial trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
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Miss Arizona

(2018) Johanna Braddy, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Steve Guttenberg, Missi Pyle. Rose Raynes (Braddy) was crowned Miss Arizona -- 15 years ago. Now a bored housewife trapped in a less-than-ideal marriage, she accepts an invitation to teach a life skills class at a women's shelter. Digging out the relics of her pageant queen past, Rose attempts to share her platform speech with a room of four disinterested women dodging abusive exes. But when trouble shows up at the shelter, what the women really need is for Rose's shiny SUV to keep them out of harm's way, so they embark on a wild, all-night adventure through the streets of LA. All-woman soundtrack features hits by P!nk, Lorde, Shania Twain, Donna Summer, MILCK and Kacey Musgraves. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Cinedigm).

NCIS: Los Angeles: The Tenth Season

(2018) Six-disc set with all 24 episodes of one of the most-watched television series, photo for NCIS: Los Angeles: The Tenth Seasonaveraging over 9 million viewers per week, about a team of special agents apprehending criminals that threaten the nation's security. Leading the team are Special Agents "G" Callen (Chris O'Donnell), a chameleon-who -transforms-himself--into whomever -he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld, and his partner Sam Hanna (LL COOL), a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Armed with the latest in high-tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, their tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests. Formats: DVD. Extras: "From This Day Forward" featurette, "Hang Ten: A Look at Season 10 of NCIS: Los Angeles" featurette, "The Revolving Door" featurette, "Admiring Our Heroes" featurette, deleted scenes, exclusive extended scenes. (CBS/Paramount).


(2018 -- India) After Kumar (Sanal Aman), a 30-year-old bachelor, leaves his corporate job in photo for PixeliaKochi to pursue his dreams as an artist, he embarks on a new life as an Uber driver while working on an original graphic novel titled "Pixelia". One day, Mandakini (Gowri Savithri), a transgender woman, gets into his cab and changes Kumar's life forever; they spend the whole day together, opening each other's minds: Mandakini shares her desire to adopt a child, while Kumar narrates the story of his graphic novel. After a special bond quickly forms, Kumar realizes his own queer identity, and the couple start to make their way in a culture that is not always friendly to alternative ways of life. With a stylized blend of documentary and magical realism, and deriving inspirations from comic books and pop culture, the film speaks to the fragmentation of daily life. Formats: DVD, Digital. (IndiPix Films).
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(2019) Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard. A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years. Read more about "Rocketman" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Blu-ray and 4K extras: Extended musical numbers; deleted scenes; "It’s Going to Be a Wild Ride: Creative Vision" featurette; "Becoming Elton John: Taron’s Transformation"; "Larger Than Life: Production Design & Costuming"; "Full Tilt: Staging the Musical Numbers"; "Music Reimagined: The Studio Sessions" behind the scenes in the recording studio with Taron & Elton"; "Rocketman Lyric Companion": sing-along with select songs; "Rocketman Jukebox": Jump straight to the music. The Blu-ray and 4K combo packs also include a collectible booklet with a message from Elton John for fans of "Rocketman." (Paramount).
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The Secret Life of Pets 2

(2019) Voices of Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddis, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Harrison Ford. The continuing story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day. Max faces some major changes after his owner Katie gets married and now has a child. Meanwhile, Gidget tries to rescue Max's favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment, and Snowball sets on a mission to free a white tiger named Hu from a circus. Read more about "The Secret Life of Pets 2" in the August Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Mini Movies: "Minion Scouts" and "Super Gidget"; "The Making of the Mini Movies"; four deleted scenes; "A Tapestry of a Tail: The Making Of" featurette; "How to Draw" step-by-step tutorial to learn to draw Max, Snowball and Chloe; "Frame by Frame: How to Make a Flip Book"; 10 Character Pods; "A Party Fit for a Pet" how-to featurette; "Pops’ Puppy Training School"; "Pets Yule Log" animated ‘Yule Log'; Lyric Videos: "Panda" and "It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day (The Secret Life of Pets 2)." Blu-ray adds "The Further Adventures of Captain Snowball" interactive featurette; "My Buddy and Me" Illumination cast and crew interview; "Pets with Jobs: A Documentary"; "Relax the Cat: The Secret Life of Pets Massage"; "Production Pets." (Universal).
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(1978) Allen Garfield, Kathleen Lloyd, Gordon Jump, Leif Garrett, Craig Chaquico. A sleazy Hollywood agent (Garfield) with gambling debts has to come up with cash fast. He organizes a team of exceptionally talented skateboarders to enter them in a major skateboarding competition, in spite of opposition from a dangerous gangster. If they win, they get $20,000 and the bookie leaves him alone. Making up the team are a collection of skilled skateboarders including teen star Leif Garrett, who did all his own stunts on this, plus a number of boarders from the famous Z-Boys skate crew, including Tony Alva. The footage includes highlights cutting edge tricks, ramps and barrel jumping, all supplying the inspiration to the young folks of the day for what they would have liked to fill up their time doing as the skateboard craze really took hold. Formats: DVD. Extras: Audio commentary with director George Gage and skateboard legend Tony Alva, on camera interview with Gage, on camera interview with Tony Alva, original theatrical trailer, photo gallery of lobby cards. (Liberation Hall).

Straight Forward

(2019) Two-disc set with eight episodes of the Danish/New Zealand crime drama. When her father is murdered in cold blood, Danish con-woman Sylvia Petersen (Cecilie Stenspil) has her life turned upside down. Reeling from his death, she plots revenge on crime kingpin Ravn (Mark Mitchinson). But when the job goes haywire, Sylvia is forced to flee, leaving her mother and daughter behind. A master of disguise and deception, Sylvia holes up in picturesque New Zealand, where she befriends a local café owner and his handsome son (Matthew Walker). But with Ravn and his henchmen targeting her loved ones back in Copenhagen, Sylvia’s hideout is as much a prison as a refuge. Can she save her family from the other side of the world? Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).


(2019 -- New Zealand) The awe-inspiring "Vai" is a film about female empowerment, telling the story of one woman's life in eight separate moments from the perspective of eight different Pacific Island cultures. Beautifully shot, celebratory and epic, at times heartbreaking and uplifting, the film is a seamless portmanteau film directed by eight female Pacific directors, and starring eight actresses each playing the title role. The film was shot in such breathtaking locales as Fiji, Tonga, the Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (the Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand). Formats: DVD, Digital. (MPI Media Group).
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The Vanishing Shadow

(1934) A classic cliffhanger from Universal Pictures that has never had an official video release on any format, now available for the first time on Blu-ray and produced from the original studio film elements. A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade ... ray guns, robots and a "vanishing belt." Note: The serial features what is believed to be the first appearance of a hand held ray gun in film. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Original theatrical trailer, poster and photo gallery, liner notes by Ralph Tribbey. (VCI Entertainment).

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