(2019) Two-disc set with all seven episodes. Meryl Streep joins the all-star cast in Season Two, along with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz. In Season Two, on the surface, everything seems the same in the seaside town of Monterey, CA: mothers continue to dote, husbands support, children are adorable, houses are beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling as the "Monterey Five" bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Meanwhile, Perry's grieving mother Mary Louise Wright (Streep) comes to town in search of answers after son's death. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Lies Revealed: A Conversation With the Cast" about Season Two. (Warner).
(2019) Ed Ackerman, David Foy Miles Dougal, Jess Allen, Silvia Moore. Private investigator Abel Walker, along with his cameraman, Jim, are on the hunt for a missing woman. As they unravel the mystery of her disappearance, they become caught in a sick and violent game that will end in murder. Formats: DVD, Digital. (High Octane Pictures).
(1944) Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Lon Chaney Jr., Mary Nash Lois Collier. From Robert Siodmak, the legendary director of "Phantom Lady," "The Spiral Staircase," "The Killers," and "The Crimson Pirate" comes this romantic action-adventure starring Maria Montez and Jon Hall, the stars of "Arabian Nights," "White Savage," and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." After Ramu (Hall) discovers that his fiancée Tollea (Montez) has been kidnapped by a lost tribe and taken to a Pacific isle, he and his friend Kado (Sabu) set out across the seas to find her. They soon discover that the island paradise is ruled by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who commands all strangers to be killed on arrival. Not only does Naja have designs on her new prisoner Ramu, but she also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister.
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: new audio commentary by film historian Phillipa Berry. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(2019) Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne, Peter Facinelli. A young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. With only three days left to live and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Universal).
(2018) Two-disc set with four episodes. British psychological thriller and Sundance Now Original Series chronicles the collapse of a marriage in the aftermath of a tragedy and explore the myths and truths of motherhood. The abduction of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young woman as she and her husband deal with an unthinkable tragedy, under both the white light of public scrutiny and in their private lives. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).
(1940) Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan, Charles Halton, Paul Fix, Victor Killan. From Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, the legendary team behind "King Kong," "The Most Dangerous Game" and "Mighty Joe Young," comes this early Technicolor science-fiction classic about a brilliant but deranged physicist who learns how to shrink his enemies to one-fifth their normal size. Four explorers are summoned to the remote jungle laboratory of the legendary scientist Dr. Thorkel (Dekker). When they arrive, they discover that his brilliant mind has been warped by radiation and decide to return him to civilization for help. But the half-blind, half-mad Dr. Cyclops will have none of that and uses his experimental body-shrinking device to stop them. Now, harmless items and small creatures suddenly become giant-sized instruments of death. The impressive use of landmark special effects, which garnered an Oscar nomination (Best Effects, Special Effects), helped make this sci-fi yarn one of the most imaginative and memorable horror-fantasy films of all time. New 4K master. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: new audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith, "Trailers From Hell with Jesús Treviño." (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
Girl on the Third Floor
<2019) Phil "C.M. Punk" Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks, Elissa Dowling, Travis Delgado. Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch (WWE legend Brooks) expected when he convinced his wife, Liz (Dunn), that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won't be so easy to renovate after all. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Dark Sky Films).
(1938) Two years before stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and director George Cukor would collaborate on "The Philadelphia Story," they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s romantic-comedy perfection, the second film adaptation of a hit 1928 play by Philip Barry. Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family — setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister (Hepburn). With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, Holiday is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: "Holiday" (1930), a previous adaptation of Philip Barry’s play, directed by Edward H. Griffith; conversation between filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger and film critic Michael Sragow; excerpts from an American Film Institute oral history with director George Cukor, recorded in 1970 and 71; costume gallery; an essay by critic Dana Stevens. (The Criterion Collection).
(2019) Juan Pablo Raba), Juana Acosta, Laurence Fishburne, Edward James Olmos, John Heard. Dylan Burke attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal with his true love, Maria. He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him, when he learns the new local prison warden, Daniel Calvin, has not forgiven him for an old crime. Calvin does everything in his power to make sure that Burke pays for his past mistakes, even going as far as to frame him for a murder he didn't commit, landing him back in jail. When the prison erupts into a riot, Burke and Calvin are each forced to make a choice between righteousness and revenge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, interview with Olmos, "Filmmaking With Equitas Entertainment Partners," trailers. (Cinema Libre Studio).
(2019) Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen. Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) longs for any light to shine on him. Trying his hand as a stand-up comic, he finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events. Read more about "Joker" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Joker: Vision & Fury," "Becoming Joker," "Please Welcome… Joker!," "Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos." (Warner).
(2019) Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Read more about "The Lighthouse" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Lighthouse: A Dark & Stormy Tale" featurette, audio Commentary with co-writer & director Robert Eggers, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
(2019) Dominiquie Vandenberg, Louis Mandylor, Carmen Argenziano. Maxx (Vandenberg) is a legionnaire turned mercenary. When a mission in South America goes wrong, Maxx is left for dead, but is nursed back to health and reborn with a new outlook on life. He tries to live tranquilly within the confines of his new beliefs surrounded by his new friends at a church. But his peaceful days are short-lived when mercenaries he used to work with cross his path again and he is forced to revisit and face his own demons. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
(2018 -- Brazil) Daniel de Oliveira, Fabiula Nascimento, Bianca Comparato, Marco Ricca. Stênio (Oliveira) works the graveyard shift in the morgue of a vast, violent city. Each night he prepares the lifeless corpses for examination, but he's never alone. For Stênio can talk to the dead…and they talk back. But when the whispers of the dead reveal secrets of his own life, Stênio unleashes a curse that brings forth unimaginable danger and darkness. Formats: DVD. (RLJE Films).
(2019) Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Frank Whaley, Siobhan Fallon Hoga, Timothy Bottoms. Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (RLJE Films).
(2020) Houston Rhines, Michael Teh, Nicola Posener, Michael Madsen. After the tragic loss of his wife battling the forces of darkness, Gabriel is persuaded to rejoin his former team of demon hunters traveling from relatively obscurity in America to the deep unknown regions of Europe. He is joined by his estranged best friend Michael who harbors a dark secret, the mystical Hannah, whose visions predict the future, and a motley crew of demon slayers. After losing part of his team Gabriel must confront his tragic past and decide who really is friend or foe.
Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
The Big Trip
(2020) Voices of Drake Bell, Pauley Shore. Adventure about a gang of misfit animals on an exciting quest to return a panda cub to its family when a stork accidentally delivers it to the wrong place. Received the Dove Seal of Approval for all ages. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Giving the Characters a Voice: At the Recording Studio with Drake Bell and Pauly Shore” featurette. (Lionsgate).
Brewster’s Millions [Collector’s Edition]
(1985) Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee. Minor league baseball pitcher Montgomery Brewster (Pryor) gets the surprise of his life when he learns a rich, distant relative has died and left him his entire fortune. But there's a catch: he must spend $30 million in 30 days as a condition of receiving his real inheritance of $300 million. And to complicate matters, he can't tell anyone why he's "throwing away" all that cash ... or he will forfeit everything. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold, hosts of the podcast Critically Acclaimed; new interview with screenwriter Herschel Weingrod; "Brewster's Millions" 1945 adaptation starring Dennis O'Keefe and Helen Walker; theatrical trailer; still gallery. (Shout! Select).
Britt-Marie Was Here
(2019 -- Sweden) Pernilla August, Vera Vitali, Peter Haber, Olle Sarri. Housewife Britt-Marie'e 40-year-old marriage has just ended because she learned her husband was unfaithful. Now, at 63 years old, she is faced with making a new start in life in the small Swedish town of Borg. Told she is nothing but a nagging, passive-aggressive aunt, the only job Britt-Marie can find is a true challenge for which she has had zero training: to coach the town's youth soccer team. She knows nothing about soccer or coaching, and the team is the town's pride and joy, but she takes the job anyway, beginning a journey filled with struggles and challenges but also humor, warmth and love. The comedy is based on the best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman, author of "A Man Called Ove." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Cohen Media Group).
The Fugitive Kind
(1960) Four Oscar-winning actors — Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, and Maureen Stapleton — shine in this enthralling film, which also brings together the legendary talents of director Sidney Lumet and writer Tennessee Williams. A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Brando is Val Xavier, a drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a small-town southern variety store run by the married, sexually frustrated Lady Torrance (Magnani), who proves as much a temptation for Val as does local wild child Carol Cutrere (Woodward). Lumet captures the intense, fearless performances and Williams’s hot-blooded storytelling and social critique with his customary restraint, resulting in a drama of uncommon sophistication and craft.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital restoration, approved by director Sidney Lumet, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: "Three Plays by Tennessee Williams," an hour-long 1958 television presentation of one-act plays, directed by Lumet and starring Ben Gazzara and Lee Grant, among others; program from 2010 discussing Williams’s work in Hollywood and "The Fugitive Kind"; an essay by film critic David Thomson. (The Criterion Collection).
(2019) Will Smith stars as retired hitman Henry Brogan, forced on the run by a young, highly skilled operative -- a clone of his younger self -- who will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Read more about ">Gemini Man" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Alternate opening, deleted scenes, "The Genesis of Gemini Man," "Facing Your Younger Self," The Future Is Now," "Setting the Action," "Next Level Detail," "The Vision of Ang Lee." (Paramount).
The Golden Glove
(2019 -- Germany) Jonas Dassler, Margarete Tiesel. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin delivers a gruesome tale of notorious German serial killer Fritz Honka as he haunts Hamburg’s red light district in the 1970s, frequenting his favorite bar of boozy castaways, the “Golden Glove,” and chasing after any lonely woman he might just be able to lure into his attic.Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
House by the River (Special Edition)
(1950) Dir.: Fritz Lang; Louis Hayward, Jane Wyatt, Lee Bowman, Dorothy Patrick, Ann Shoemaker, Jody Gilbert. Exiled to Republic Pictures,Fritz Lang created this shocking and mordant low-budget thriller. Like fellow cinema giants Orson Welles and John Ford, Lang enjoyed a freedom at Republic that allowed him to make a truly unique and personal film. Cahiers du Cinéma declared, "Lang's main erotic obsession is displayed more clearly than in any of his other films." Victorian ne'er-do-well Stephen Byrne (Hayward) assaults and accidentally murders his wife's virginal housekeeper. With the reluctant assistance of loyal brother John (Bowman), Stephen remorselessly consigns the girl's corpse to the river. But as John's affection for Stephen's wife Marjorie (Wyatt), police suspicion about the girl's disappearance, and the depths of Stephen's depravity all escalate, the river itself provokes a horrifying reunion between victim and murderer. Boasting an ingenious script by "The Spiral Staircase" scribe Mel Dinelli and evocative photography by seven-time Oscar nominee Edward Cronjager, "House by the River" is a criminally underrated American film, both a work of art and a moral nightmare. New 2K restoration.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(2019) Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Michael Peña, Rose Byrne. Phil has a major dependency issue -- he's addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture "Top 10" lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature ... Jexi - an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi's artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself, even if it means ruining his chances of finding success. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras:
"Jexi: Making Life Better" featurette, "Unboxing Jexi" featurette, "Filming in Fog City" featurette, "Tech Bros" featurette, "Phone Fixation" featurette. (Lionsgate).
Krypton: The Complete Second & Final Season
(2019) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes of the series that tells an entirely new story in the mythology of DC’s iconic Superman universe. Season Two brings us back to a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future. With Zod now in control, he’s on a ruthless mission to rebuild Krypton according to his ideals and to secure its future by conquering the universe. Faced with a bleak outlook, Superman’s ancestor, Seg-El, attempts to unite a dispersed group of resisters in an effort to defeat Zod and restore hope to their beloved planet. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Fate of Superman," "Villains: Modes of Persuasion." (Warner).
Krypton: The Complete Series
(2018-19) Four-disc set with all 20 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Warner).
Line of Duty
(2019) Aaron Eckhart, Courtney Eaton, Jessica Lu, Dina Meyer, Ben McKenzie, Giancarlo Esposito. Eckhart stars as Frank Penny, a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief’s 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks (Eaton), whose live-streaming news channel is broadcasting Frank’s every move. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with director Steven C. Miller, “Meaningful Action: Making Line of Duty” featurette. (Lionsgate).
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
(2019) Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Harris Dickinson, Sam Riley,
Chiwetel Ejiofor. Sequel to 2014's "Maleficent," in which Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play. Read more about "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Extended scenes, "Origins of the Fey" featurette, "Aurora's Wedding " featurette, "If You Had Wings" visual effects featurette, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" VFX reel, outtakes," "You Can't Stop The Girl" music video performed by Bebe Rexha. (Disney).
(2019) Tim Heidecker, Gregg Turkington, Terri Parks. Mocumentary has a freshman filmmaker following comedian Tim Heidecker's attempt to enter the world of politics. After beating a murder charge for selling faulty e-cigarettes at an EDM festival, Heidecker seeks revenge by running a campaign to unseat the San Bernardino District Attorney. Fueled by ego and ignorance, he tries to surmount a lack of experience, funds and likability by personally connecting with unsuspecting constituents. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with the filmmakers, campaign ads, "On Cinema at the Cinema" special edition, theatrical trailer, deleted scene. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
(2019) David Arquette, Jennifer Esposito, Robert Davi, Danny A. Abeckaser, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, PJ Byrne. True crime thriller, inspired by the notorious mob summit of 1957, when over 50 mafia leaders across America converged on a small town in upstate New York to honor the “capo dei capi.” Stumbling upon their illegal operations, Sgt. Ed Croswell (Arquette) risks his life to stand up for justice, shedding light on the massive web of corruption to change the face of law enforcement forever. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Paramount).
(2017) Daniel Hall, Jennifer Jordan, Ric Vince, Tony Goodall. Noam, a frightened amnesiac, has taken himself away from society, living life as a homeless man. When his only friend is murdered in cold blood, Noam sets out in search of justice and truth, but at the cost of unlocking his own checkered past. Formats: DVD, Digital. (High Octane Pictures).
A Rough Draft
(2018 -- Russia) Nikita Volkov, Severija Janusauskaite, Vilen Babichev. Written by Sergei Lukianenko, author of the Russian blockbuster "Night Watch," the fantasy film is set in and around the concept of open world video gaming, following a man without an identity nor memories who plays middle-man to corresponding worlds. Kirill’s identity has been eliminated, erased from the memories of everyone around him, and he's forced to serve as the gatekeeper of a portal that connects parallel worlds. Formats: DVD, Digital. (High Octane Pictures).
The Turkey Bowl
(2019) Ryan Hansen, Matt Jones, Kristen Hager, Brett Cullen, Barry Switzer, Alan Ritchson. Patrick Hodges, a former small-town high school quarterback and now a high-powered Chicago businessman, is lured back to his tiny Midwestern town at Thanksgiving by his old friends to finish the legendary Turkey Bowl -- a football game that was snowed out 15 years ago. Patrick must risk his future to lead his ragtag team against their bitter crosstown rivals, ultimately realizing how much he misses the simpler life and the girl that got away. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with director Greg Coolidge and co-writer Kirk Ward, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
(2019) Dean Cain, David Vaughn, Irina Abraham, Devin Fuller, Stefanie Bloom, Stormi Maya, Jace Nicole, Shannone Holt, Hope Blackstock. Satiric comic sci-fi fantasy tells the story of a married video game developer who is introduced to a warehouse that customizes androids for human companionship. Formats:DVD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).
Veep: The Final Season
(2019) Two-disc set with all seven episodes. Former vice president and onetime president Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is back in the campaign trail in the seventh and final season of the acclaimed HBO comedy series. As Selina woos uber-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned Congressman Jonah Ryan (Timothy C. Simons), her band of misfits is also back. Meanwhile, Amy (Anna Chlumsky) is figuring out how she feels about her pregnancy vis-a-vis Dan (Reid Scott), who seems unwillingly to give up his playboy ways for fatherhood. And rounding out the team are ever-faithful bagman Gary (Tony Hale), cantankerous Ben (Kevin Dunn), numbers-obsessed Kent (Gary Cole) and new staffer Richard (Sam Richardson). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Character retrospectives, "Invitation to Set," audio commentaries. (Warner).
Veep: The Complete Series
(2012-19) Thirteen-disc set. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Character retrospectives, "Invitation to Set," audio commentaries, deleted scenes. (Warner).
(2019) Voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler And Allison Janney. The eccentrically macabre family moves to a bland suburb where Wednesday Addams' friendship with the daughter of a hostile and conformist local reality show host exacerbates conflict between the families. Read more about "The Addams Family" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "Welcome to the Family" making of/character profiles, "Life of a Scene" storyboards, "Charades with Thing," "Addams Family Throwback," "Haunted Heart" lyric video performed by Christina Aguilera, "My Family" lyric video performed by Migos, Karol G, Rock Mafia & Snoop Dogg. (Universal).
The Berenstain Bears: Tree House Tales Volume Two
(2019) Contains 26 fun-filled tales straight from the family tree house PBS Kids series. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
Black and Blue
(2019) Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp. Action-thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Line of Fire" behind-the-scenes with director Deon Taylor; "Be the Change in the Big Easy" with Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson. (Sony).
Church & State
(2018) A surprise federal court ruling in 2013 legalized gay marriage for Utah - triggering a fierce battle in a state where Mormon church values control the Legislature and every aspect of public life. This documentary chronicles the improbable story of a brash, inexperienced gay activist and a tiny Salt Lake City law firm that joined forces to topple Utah's gay marriage ban. It is a story of trump, setback, and a little-known lawsuit that should have failed, but instead paved the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same sex unions nationwide. Formats: DVD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
Ever After (aka Endzeit)
(2019 -- Germany) Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Maja Lehrer, Trine Dyrholm. In post-apocalypse Europe, two years after zombies have overrun Earth, only two citadels of civilization remain: in the East German towns of Weimar and Jena. In Weimar, newly infected zombies are shot on site without mercy. The Jena authorities take a more humane approach by trying to find a cure for the plague victims. Vivi and Eva, in search of a more humane world, are stranded in the no-man's land of the Black Forest where they have to rely on each other and nature in order to survive. But their survival has also unleashed demons from their past that they must confront. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD. (Juno Films).
The House by the Cemetery
(1981 -- Italy) Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Carlo De Mejo, Dagmar Lassander. A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone - or something - is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth. An outrageous Italian shocker from "The Godfather of Gore," Lucio Fulci ("ZOMBIE"). New 4K restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative, fully loaded with exclusive new and archival extras. Formats: Three-disc Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with Troy Howarth, author of "Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films"; deleted scene; theatrical trailers; TV spot;
poster & still galleries; "Meet the Boyles" interviews with Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco; "Children of the Night" interviews with Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina; "Tales of Laura Gittleson" interview with Dagmar Lassander; "My Time With Terror" interview with Carlo De Mejo; "A Haunted House Story" interviews with co-writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti; "To Build a Better Death Trap" interviews with cinematographer Sergio Salvati, special make-up effects artist Maurizio Trani, special effects artist Gino De Rossi, and actor Giovanni De Nava; new "House Quake" interview with co-writer Giorgio Mariuzzo; new Catriona MacColl Q&A'
new "Calling Dr. Freudstein" interview with Stephen Thrower, author of "Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci"; "House by the Cemetery" original motion picture soundtrack CD by Walter Rizzati; collectable booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold. (Blue Underground).
(2018 -- Brazil) Pedro García Ríos, Mimi Lazo. James returns to his native Latin America after 30 years, with just one thing in mind -- taking an organ from a human victim and smuggling it back to the United States. On this trip, he relives memories of his own violent past, which makes him think twice about redeeming his future.
Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
I See You
(2019) Helen Hunt, Jon Tenney, Judah Lewis, Owen Teague, Libe Barer, Greg Alan Williams, Erika Alexander, Allison King. When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper (Tenney) struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie (Hunt). Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at Jackie's grip on reality. But after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son, Connor (Lewis), in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Paramount).
The Knight of Shadows
(2019 -- China) Jackie Chan, Lin Peng, Ethan Juan, Elane Zhong. In this martial arts fantasy action-comedy, Pu Songling (Chan), a legendary demon hunter, is asked to investigate the mysterious disappearances of young girls from a small village. When he discovers evil forces are kidnapping the girls to feast on their souls, he sets out to save humanity from the inhuman invasion by journeying through hidden worlds and colorful dimensions with a lawman protégé and a motley group of friendly monsters. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
Le petit soldat
(1963 -- France) Before his convention-shattering debut, "Breathless," had even premiered, Jean-Luc Godard leapt into the making of his second feature, a thriller that would tackle the most controversial subject in France: the use of torture in the Algerian War. Despite his lack of political convictions, photojournalist Bruno Forestier (Michel Subor) is roped into a paramilitary group waging a shadow war in Geneva against the Algerian independence movement. Anna Karina (in her first collaboration with Godard, whose camera is visibly besotted with her) is beguiling as the mysterious woman with whom Forestier becomes infatuated. Banned for two and a half years by French censors for its depiction of brutal tactics on the part of the French government and the Algerian fighters alike, "Le petit soldat" finds the young Godard already retooling cinema as a vehicle for existential inquiry, political argument, and ephemeral portraiture -- in other words, as a medium for delivering “truth twenty-four times per second.”
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Raoul Coutard, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Interview with Godard from 1965, interview with actor Michel Subor from 1963, audio interview with Godard from 1961, an essay by critic Nicholas Elliott. (The Criterion Collection).
Mommy & Mommy 2: 25th Anniversary Special Edition Double Feature
Two home video nasties from the 90s. Meet "Mommy" (1995)! She's pretty, she's perfect, she's June Cleaver with a cleaver, and you don't want to deny her - or her precious daughter - anything. She's Patty McCormack (Academy Award-nominated for her classic portrayal of "The Bad Seed") in this thriller from the best-selling novel. Mommy is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter Jessica Ann -- so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't get the "Student of the Year" award again, she solves the problem by murdering the teacher who didn't recommend her for it. Co-stars Rachel Lemieux, Jason Miller, Brinke Stevens. In "Mommy 2: Mommy's Day" (1997), the public is outraged, the media frenzied, but Mommy only wants to regain the love of her precious daughter. And heaven help those who stand in her way. Stars McCormack, Paul Petersen, Gary Sandy, Rachel Lemieux, Brinke Stevens. Both are Written and directed by acclaimed mystery writer Max Allan Collins ("Air Force One"). Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Leonard Martin on "Mommy," original trailer, bloopers, "Mommy" PBS documentary, "Mommy's Day: Patty McCormack Interviewed" by Max Allan Collins, "The Making of Mommy" documentary by J. Rigler. (VCI Entertainment).
Pain and Glory
(2019 -- Spain) Dir.: Pedro Almodóvar; Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, Penélope Cruz. A film director (Antonio Banderas) reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him in Pedro Almodóvar's semi-autobiographical film. Read more about "Pain and Glory" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Q&A with Almodóvar and Banderas, "Pedro Almodóvar: In His Own Words" featurette. (Sony).
Sliding Doors [Collector’s Edition]
(1998) Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner. Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, effortlessly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or doesn’t catch a morning train back to her apartment. The two stories shift back and forth, overlap, then surprisingly converge.
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with writer-director Peter Howitt; new “The Sliding Doors Moments” documentary that looks back at the making of the film with exclusive home movie footage and brand-new interviews with Howitt, Paltrow, Hannah, and more; new "A Stroll Through Sliding Doors London With Peter Howitt"; trailers. (Shout! Select).
Summer Days with Coo
(2007 -- Japan) A stunning fantasy film based on Japanese mythology. One day, Koichi Uehara, a fourth-grader living in the suburbs of Tokyo, picks up a fossil that looks like a large stone while on his way home from school. To his surprise, he has picked up a baby Kappa (a Japanese mythical water creature), who has been asleep underground for the past 300 years. Koichi names this baby creature “Coo” and brings him to live with his family, and soon the two are inseparable friends. However, trouble abounds as Coo struggles to adjust to modern life, and begins to miss his family, leading Koichi and Coo to embark on a summer road trip adventure in search of other Kappa. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory).
Zombieland: Double Tap
(2019) Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson, Avan Jogia, Thomas Middleditch. Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family 10 years after the apocalypse. Read more about "Zombieland: Double Tap" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Extended bloopers & outtakes; alternate & extended scenes; "The Doppelgangers": In-depth piece breaks down doppelgangers Flagstaff and Albuquerque and comes complete with interviews, demonstrations, and multiple cameras to snag all the action in their wild scenes; "The Rides of Zombieland" featurette; "Rules of Making a Zombie Film"; "Making Babylon"; "New Blood"; "Single Take Doppelganger Fight"; commentary with director Ruben Fleischer; "Zombieland Ad Council." (Sony).
(1999) This Oscar-winning melodrama, one of Pedro Almodóvar’s most beloved films, provides a dizzying, moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. In an instant, nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) loses the teenage son she raised on her own. Grief-stricken, she sets out to search for the boy’s long-lost father in Barcelona, where she reawakens into a new maternal role, at the head of a surrogate family that includes a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz); an illustrious star of the stage (Marisa Paredes); and a transgender sex worker (Antonia San Juan). Beautifully performed and bursting with cinematic references, "All About My Mother" is a vibrant tribute to female fortitude, a one-of-a-kind family portrait, and a work of boundless compassion.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 2K digital restoration, supervised by executive producer Agustín Almodóvar and approved by director Pedro Almodóvar, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Documentary from 2012 on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, actors Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, and Antonia San Juan, production manager Esther García; and author Didier Eribon; television program from 1999 featuring Almodóvar and his mother, Francisca Caballero, along with Cruz, San Juan, Paredes, and Roth; 48-minute post-screening Q&A in Madrid from 2019, featuring Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Paredes; an essay by film scholar Emma Wilson, along with (Blu-ray only) an interview with Pedro Almodóvar and a tribute he wrote to his mother, both from 1999. (The Criterion Collection).
Ballers: The Complete Fifth Season
(2019) Two-disc set with all eight episodes. Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) is settling into retirement and reflecting on his past when an offer that's too good to refuse comes his way and sends him back into the lion's den, this time as a team owner. In the wake of his split with Spencer, an ambitious Joe (Rob Corddry) gambles aggressively to make Sports X greater than ever with the help of his new partner, Lance (Russell Brand). Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).
(2019 -- South Korea) Kim Myung-min, Choi Min-ho, Megan Fox. The film is a depiction of the Battle of Incheon during the Korean War in 1950, focusing on the engrossing true story of a group of 772 student soldiers who staged a small diversionary operation at Jangsari beach to draw away North Korean attention from Incheon.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. (Well Go USA).
(2018) Twelve-year-old Nina loses her parents in a car accident and is forced to live with her unstable Aunt Erma. Except her aunt dabbles with drugs, partying and every other thing an aunt shouldn’t do. When Nina meets a stranger in the woods, instead of running, she brings him home. Not realizing that the man she has brought home is an escaped mental patient with a penchant for murder. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Indican Pictures).
(1946) Elegantly directed by Hollywood veteran Roy William Neill (best known for his 11 Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone), "Black Angel" is an underappreciated film noir treasure, adapted from a novel by the acclaimed crime writer Cornell Woolrich ("Phantom Lady"). When the beautiful singer Mavis Marlowe (Constance Dowling) is slain in her chic apartment, the men in her life become suspects. There is Martin Blair (Dan Duryea), her alcoholic musician ex-husband, nursing a broken heart; there is the shady nightclub owner Marko (Peter Lorre) who has been sneaking around her place, and there is Kirk Bennett (John Phillips), the adulterer who found his mistress's dead body and fled the scene. When Bennett is convicted and sentenced to death, his long-suffering wife Catherine (June Vincent) joins forces with the heartbroken pianist Martin Blair to uncover the truth. "Black Angel" is a consummate 1940s crime thriller which boats a suspenseful narrative, strong performances and atmospheric, meticulously lit cinematography. Brand new restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by writer and film scholar Alan K. Rode; "A Fitting End," a new video appreciation by the film historian Neil Sinyard; original trailer; gallery of original stills and promotional materials; reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Philip Kemp. (Arrow Academy/MVD Entertainment).
(1991) Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Duncan, Kim Delaney. A tale of a medical experiment gone very wrong. Bill Chrushank is a criminal psychologist who loses his arm and nearly his life in a grisly car accident. A daring medical operation follows, in which a donor's arm is successfully grafted onto Bill's body. But after the operation, the arm starts to take on a violent life of its own, striking out against Bill's wife and children. Consumed by fears about his dangerous behavior, Bill is driven to learn the donor's identity – and makes a horrifying discovery that delivers him into a world of unimaginable terror. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with director Eric Red, new "I Dare You to Read the Script" interview with director Eric Red, new "Something Unstoppable" interview with actor Paul Ben-Victor, new "Molded for Cinema" interview with actor Peter Murnik, new :That One Hurt" interview with editor Anthony Redman, deleted gore footage, theatrical trailer, TV spots, still gallery. (Scream Factory).
(2019) Milena Gorum, Alice Tantayanon, Michael New. In this post-apocalyptic action thriller, two young women cling to life in an abandoned resort. They must survive in silence, in mortal fear of attracting the hordes of undead that roam the Earth. When their compound runs out of fuel, they are forced into the countryside to find gas, resulting in a nightmarish encounter with survivors. But that is nothing compared to the horrors that await them back at home, leading to a deadly confrontation with the evil that surrounds them. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Edge of the Axe
(1988) From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz ("Vampyres," "Symptoms") comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time. The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, while computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero. Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of "Pieces," "Edge of the Axe" is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror. New 2K restoration from the original camera negative. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks; audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues; newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks; "The Pain in Spain" newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur; image gallery; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn;
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(1964) This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military’s chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Working from a contemporary best seller, screenwriter Walter Bernstein and director Sidney Lumet wrench harrowing suspense from the doomsday fears of the Cold War era, making the most of a modest budget and limited sets to create an atmosphere of clammy claustrophobia and astronomically high stakes. Starring Henry Fonda as a coolheaded U.S. president and Walter Matthau as a trigger-happy political theorist, "Fail Safe" is a long-underappreciated alarm bell of a film, sounding an urgent warning about the deadly logic of mutually assured destruction. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary from 2000 featuring Lumet, new interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War films, “Fail Safe Revisited," a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O’Herlihy; an essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri. (The Criterion Collection).
Give Me Liberty
(2019) Chris Galust, Lauren "Lolo" Spencer, Max Stoianov, Steve Wolski, Michelle Caspar, Darya Ekamasova, Ben Derfel. Medical transport driver Vic (Galust) is late, but it's not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather, émigré friends, and a burly Russian boxer to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy, a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: (Q&A with filmmakers and cast from the NY Film Premiere at BAMcinemaFest; scenes from the Milwaukee Film Premiere; "Sitting Pretty with Lolo Spencer: Why Representation matters" featurette; 16mm performances by Theater Freylekhs Russian Choir; poster gallery; on set photo gallery; illustrated tree gallery; social media teasers; teaser & theatrical trailers. (Music Box Films).
The Great Alaskan Race
(2019) Brian Presley, Brad Leland, Treat Williams, Henry Thomas, Brea Bree Bruce Davison. In 1925's historic great race of mercy, a brave musher and his champion mushing dogs, Togo and Balto, travel 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly diphtheria outbreak by delivering the disease's antitoxin. Formats: DVD, Digital. (P12 Films).
Gregory's Girl BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1980) John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Allison Forster, Jake D'Arcy. Quirky comedy and sleeper hit from "Local Hero" director Bill Forsyth. Following an eight-game losing streak, a desperate (and sexist) Glasgow school soccer team coach reluctantly accepts hotshot female player Dorothy (Hepburn). Although demoted to goalie, teenage knucklehead Gregory (Sinclair), falls hard for his new teammate. Prodded by the advice of his smart-mouthed 10-year-old sister, Madeline, (Forster), he does make his move, but there are behind-the-scenes feminine conspiracies en route. Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with director Bill Forsyth and film critic Mark Kermode, "Bill Forsyth on Gregory's Girl" interview, "Bill Forsyth: The Early Years" interview, "Gregory's Girl Memories With Clare Grogan" interview, new essay by film scholar Jonathan Murray, alternative U.S. and French dub versions. (Film Movement Classics).
(2019) Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe. The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Read more about "Harriet" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, "Her Story" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Becoming Harriet" featurette, commentary with Co-writer and Director Kasi Lemmons. (Universal).
Let’s Scare Jessica to Death
(1971) Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor. Jessica (Lampert) has been released from an institution after suffering a nervous breakdown and seeks the tranquility of a secluded home in Connecticut to help make her recovery complete. But instead of a restful recuperation with her husband and close friend in the New England countryside, Jessica soon finds herself falling into a swirling vortex of madness and the supernatural. Even more unsettling is that the entire region seems to be under the influence of a mysterious woman who has been living in the supposedly empty house. Jessica's fear and dread only intensify when she discovers that the "undead" girl, Emily, tragically drowned long ago, on her wedding day. Is she back to take vengeance? Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with director John Hancock and producer Bill Badalato, new "Art Saved My Life" composer Orville Stoeber, new "Scare Tactics: Reflections on a Seventies Horror Classic" with author/film historian Kim Newman, new "She Walks These Hills": the film’s locations then and now, theatrical trailer, TV spot, radio spot, still gallery. (Scream Factory).
(2019 -- Australia) Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, Raffety Grierson, John Howard, Angus McLaren. Bodgy Creek is a struggling town. The drought won't let up, jobs are scarce after the mill was shut down, and the footy team looks like it will have to merge with another club or fold. Living a hermit-like existence on the town's fringe, former football star turned 'Town Killer' Troy Carrington (Callinan), is coaxed into rescuing the team after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil (Grierson) who is struggling with the recent loss of his father. Teaming up with Neil's mother, Angie (Mulvany) who runs a nearby refugee support center, they unite to recruit the new arrivals to save the team and take the community on a journey of change. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (IndiePix Films).
(2019) Dir.: Edward Norton; Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Mann, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Ethan Suplee, Alec Baldwin, Dallas Roberts, Michael Kenneth Williams, Fisher Stevens, Cherry Jones. In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.
Read more about "Motherless Brooklyn" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: TBA. (Warner).
My Life Is Murder
(2019) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Compelling new contemporary Australian detective mystery series starring award-winning actress Lucy Lawless as Alexa Crowe, a fearless private investigator and ex-homicide detective who can't help fighting the good fight --whether it's solving murders or combating the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa's unique skills -- and insights into the darker quirks of human nature allow her to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling crimes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast and crew interviews, animated shorts, more. (Acorn Media).
My Name Is Myeisha
(2009) Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant, Dee Dee Stephens, Dominique Toney, Alexander Brown-Hinds, Kate O'Toole. Chronicles the life of a young black woman in California's Inland Empire. Set in 1998, Myeisha Jackson (screen newcomer Rhaechyl Walker) vividly recounts the events of her life leading to a fateful encounter with local police. Based on the internationally acclaimed, NAACP-award-winning stageplay "Dreamscape" by Rickerby Hinds.
Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Shout! Studios).
(2019) Kang Ho Song, Sun Kyun Lee, Yeo Jeong Cho, Woo Shik Choi, So Dam Park
Directors: Joon Ho Bong Kim Ki-taek and his family don't put a lot of effort into steady jobs and hard work. They live in a dirty apartment in a basement and make a small amount of money, enough to survive, by completing low-paying side jobs and gigs. One day, Ki-taek's son, Ki-woo, receives an offer that could help improve the family's situation: Ki-woo's friend, Min-hyuk, plans to study abroad and suggests that Ki-woo take over his English tutoring job with a wealthy family. Ki-woo is hired immediately, but uses his position, manipulation and lies to get the rest of the staff fired and replaced with the members of his family, setting up a winner-take-all class war. Read more about "Parasite" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Q&A with director Bong Joon Ho. (Universal).
Roswell, New Mexico: The Complete First Season
(2019) Three-disc set with all 13 episodes. After a decade away from home, Liz Ortecho returns to her native Roswell to care for her ailing father. When she arrives, she reconnects with her high school crush Max Evans who is now a police officer. Their chemistry is electric, but Liz soon learns something shocking: Max and his sister, Isobel, and friend Michael are aliens who have kept their abilities secret their entire lives. As she and Max grow closer, Liz struggles to keep the truth from her best friend, Maria, and her high school ex, Dr. Kyle Valenti. But concealing the visitors' true identities is more important than ever, as a long-standing government conspiracy and the politics of fear and hatred threaten their lives. Based on the Roswell High book series. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
(2019 -- Brazil/US) Sam Lilja, Tim Blake Nelson, Gretchen Mol, Marcelo Olinto, Kamodjara Xipaia. Environmental thriller in which American investors try to build an illegal dam in the Amazon. Thomas (Nelson) must travel to Brazil to help persuade an indigenous agency bureaucrat overseeing the project. But when a young indigenous girl is kidnapped and forced into prostitution, Thomas is entangled in a tug-of-war with the indigenous people the dam would displace. Formats: DVD. Extras: Original theatrical trailer, deleted scenes, alternate ending. (Strand Releasing).
(2019) Evan Dumouchel, MacLeod Andrews, Margaret Ying Drake. An enthralling, seductive and creepy supernatural tale about cursed star-crossed lovers. Tom (Dumouchel) is a mute man from a sheltered, religious background who is haunted by the childhood accident that cost him his voice. While on a retreat at a lake house, he meets Al (Andrews), whose husband drowned in the lake -- one of many mysterious deaths. The area is marked by a local legend of a lovelorn spirit who haunts the surrounding woods and drowns anyone she encounters. The legend proves all too real when Tom encounters the beautiful creature, the seemingly human Nina (Drake), who must battle to repress her demonic instincts when she feels the same toward him. Meanwhile, Al, possessed by vengeance, circles the pair, getting ever closer to tracking down the monster that destroyed his happy marriage. Formats: DVD. (Dark Sky Films).
Terminator: Dark Fate
(2019) Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta. In this sequel to "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," an augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator, from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the survival of the human race. Read more about "Terminator: Dark Fate" in the January Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, "A Legend Reforged," "World Builders," "Dam Busters: The Final Showdown," "VFX Breakdown: The Dragonfly." (Paramount).
Very Bad Things
(1998) Jon Favreau, Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, Jeanne Tripplehorn. Kyle Fisher (Favreau) has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura (Diaz), so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But their swanky, drug-and-alcohol-fueled bachelor party goes bust when their "stripper" cashes in her chips during a deranged sexual escapade. And hers is just the first of the bodies to pile up. The five friends decide to bury the evidence ... but fate has a way of not letting the truth stay buried for long. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with film critics Witney Seibold and William Bibbiani, hosts of the podcast Critically Acclaimed; new interview with actor Jeremy Piven; new interview with actor Daniel Stern; theatrical trailer; still gallery. (Shout! Select).
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