by Good & Associates
Guide to DVDs
Links to DVD news, information and sales sites.
Catalogs of DVDs
released 1999 -- 2006
- July 5
(2022) Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes, Lindsay Duncan. Widowed mother Holly (Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (RLJE Films).
Downton Abbey: A New Era
(2022) The much-anticipated cinematic return of Downton Abbey follows the Crawleys and their staff as they welcome a movie crew and their glamorous stars to Downton for the filming of a new silent movie, while other members of the family go on a grand adventure to a villa in the south of France to uncover a mystery about the Dowager Countess and her past.
Vitals: Director: Simon Curtis. Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Michael Fox, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nichol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton.
2021, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 124 min., Drama, North American box office gross: $40.388 million, worldwide $85.552 million, Universal.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital.
Extras: "Good to Be Back" featurette; "Return to Downton Abbey: The Making-of a New Era"; "A Legendary Character": the Dowager Countess of Grantham/Maggie Smith; "Creating the Film Within the Film"; "Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia"; "Spill the Tea (Time)" behind-the-scenes on the set; feature commentary with director Simon Curtis.
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Everything Everywhere All at Once
(2022) Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother, is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family, and herself in this big-hearted and irreverent adventure. Vitals: Director: Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan. Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tallie Medel, Jenny Slate.
2021, CC, MPAA rating: R, 139 min., Action Comedy, US box office gross: $57.514 million, worldwide $67.006 million, A24 Films/Lionsgate.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K UHD + Digital Code, VOD, Digital.
Extras: Audio commentary with writers-directors Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert; “Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Everything Everywhere All At Once” featurette; “Putting Everything on a Bagel: Cooking up the Multiverse” featurette; deleted scenes; outtakes; music visual; theatrical trailer.
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(2020) Douglas Epps, Rachel Lagen, Alexander Brotherton, Jack McCord. Roland Bennett, an obnoxious late-night radio personality specializing in the supernatural, is not having a good night. A visit from his soon-to-be ex-wife brings divorce papers to the station, a boss is listening-in due to complaints, and a call from self proclaimed serial killer "The Outsider” threatens to kill a woman live on the air.Formats: DVD, Digital. (Wild Eye Releasing). Read more here
(1997 -- China) From director and writer Corey Yuen ("The Transporter") comes this high-octane tale of criminal gangs, betrayal and greed. When brothers Ma Wing-jing (Taksehi Kaneshiro) and Ma Tai-cheung (Yuen Wah) flee their impoverished homeland to seek their fortune in Shanghai, they at first find more grinding penury when they are forced to work as lowly coolies, however Wing-jing soon becomes embroiled in the seedy world of big city triads and his once insignificant life becomes an arrogant lust for power. This fabulous remake of Cheh Chang's classic "The Boxer From Shantung" (1972) from the legendary Shaw Brothers studios is given a 90s makeover chock full with stunts, fights and awe-inspiring action sequences. A must for collectors of martial arts cinema.
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema, Hong Kong trailer, English trailer. (88 Films).
(2021) Thriller follows Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson), an expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision. Caught in a moral quagmire, Alex refuses to complete a job that violates his code and must quickly hunt down and kill the people who hired him before they and FBI agent Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce) find him first. Alex is built for revenge but, with a memory that is beginning to falter, he is forced to question his every action, blurring the line between right and wrong. Weak remake of the 2003 Belgian film "The Memory of a Killer."
Vitals: Director: Martin Campbell. Stars: Liam Neeson, Monica Bellucci, Guy Pearce, Ray Stevenson, Taj Atwal, Stella Stocker, Louis Mandylor, Ray Fearon, Antonio Jaramillo, Lee Boardman, Natalie Anderson, Rebecca Calder, Harold Torres.
2022, CC, MPAA rating: R, 114 min., Action Thriller, North American box office gross: $7.329 million, worldwide $11.978 million, Universal.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital.
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(2022) Christina Ricci, Colleen Camp, Santino Barnard, Don Baldaramos. A terrifying new horror awaits Laura (Ricci) and her seven-year-old son Cody when they flee her abusive ex-husband and try to settle into a new life in an idyllic and remote lakeside farmhouse. Still traumatized, their physical and mental well-being are pushed to the limit as their fragile existence is threatened. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Screen Media Films).
(2017 - US/South Korea) Master genre exploder Bong Joon Ho swirls pathos, dark satire, action, and horror into an exhilarating twenty-first-century fairy tale. An all-star cast including Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, and Jake Gyllenhaal is led by An Seo Hyun as Mija, a South Korean girl growing up on an Edenic mountainside with her grandfather and best friend: Okja, a giant, empathetic "superpig" created as part of a secret GMO experiment. When Okja is abruptly torn away from her, Mija embarks on a perilous rescue mission that places her at the center of a sinister corporate conspiracy. While Bong's trademark virtuosic set pieces dazzle, Okja's beating heart is the connection between a girl and her superpig, made all the more poignant by the brilliant special effects that bring its animal star to unforgettable life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, with new 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho, with Dolby Atmos sound on the Blu-ray and 4K UHD editions. In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).
The Virgin Suicides BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1999) With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. An adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides's highly acclaimed first novel, "The Virgin Suicides" conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui in its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents -- as told through the collective memory of a group of men who were boys at the time and still yearn to understand what happened. Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, and featuring a magnetic performance by Kirsten Dunst, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, with new 4K digital restoration, approved by director Sofia Coppola and supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the 4K UHD and Blu-ray. In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).
(2022) Chris Brochu, Aleks Paunovic, Veronica Ferres, Anthony Hopkins. This high-tech thriller chillingly reimagines our isolated, virtual world. Hopkins plays Finley Hart, the eccentric genius behind a global data-mining program. Upon his death, five remote agents — including Finley's son — are contacted by a mysterious A.I. entity to reactivate the initiative, which may enable time travel. As sinister events occur at each of the agents' homes, they must decide whether entering their passwords will save the world ... or destroy it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
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- July 12
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Baffler Meal Complete Collection,
(2000-15) A complete collection -- 20 discs -- including all 140 episodes from the hit series' 11 season run, as well as the first theatrical film titled "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters," plus hours of bonus content. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).
Batwoman: The Third and Final Season
(2021-22) Three-disc set with all 13 episodes. Season two was transformational for the Bat Team and the entire city of Gotham City with the arrival of Ryan Wilder as Batwoman. In season three, Ryan must now lead the Bat Team in stopping the next wave of villains created by the weapons lost in the Gotham River during the suspenseful season two finale. On top of everything, Ryan will have to battle these villains with Alice by her side! As a new generation of Rogues torments Gotham, Batwoman and Alice must work together to stop them, which is a predicament that threatens to upend the team’s existing dynamics for good.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Batwing: A Hero’s Journey." (Warner).
The Beatles: Get Back
(2021) Directed by Peter Jackson, "The Beatles: Get Back" is a three-part documentary series that takes audiences back in time to the band's intimate recording sessions. The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, and is compiled from 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 (under the supervision of Michael Lindsay-Hogg and his director of photography Tony Richmond), and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored. Also featured — for the first time in its entirety — is The Beatles' last live performance as a group — the unforgettable rooftop concert on London's Savile Row — as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band's final two albums, "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be."
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Disney). Read more here
I'm Charlie Walker
(2022) Mike Colter, Dylan Baker, Safiya Fredericks, Mark Leslie Ford, Steven Wiig, Carl Lumbly. Based on a true story. Colter stars as trucking and construction entrepreneur Charlie Walker. In 1971, two oil tankers violently collided off the San Francisco Coast spilling millions of gallons of crude oil creating an environmental disaster. Against all odds, Charlie was able to secure one of the most lucrative contracts to clean the coastline that threatened much of the San Francisco Bay. With only three trucks, an incredible work ethic and a whole lot of heart, the film recounts the racial discrimination Walker endured as he tries to save the coastline all while fighting institutional racism from the very company that hired him in the first place. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Shout! Studios).
Pompo the Cinephile
(2021) Animated story based on the popular manga series by Shogo Sugitani. Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about an aging and tormented creative genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director? Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary by the director and crew; feature-length storyboards; character design gallery; trailers and spots. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory).
Raging Bull 4K UHD
(1980) With this stunningly visceral portrait of self-destructive machismo, Martin Scorsese created one of the truly great and visionary works of modern cinema. Robert De Niro pours his blood, sweat, and brute physicality into the Oscar-winning role of Jake La Motta, the rising middleweight boxer from the Bronx whose furious ambition propels him to success within the ring but whose unbridled paranoia and jealousy tatter his relationships with everyone in his orbit, including his brother and manager (Joe Pesci) and gorgeous, streetwise wife (Cathy Moriarty). Thelma Schoonmaker's Oscar-winning editing, Michael Chapman's extraordinarily tactile black-and-white cinematography, and Frank Warner's ingenious sound design combine to make Raging Bull a uniquely powerful exploration of violence on multiple levels-physical, emotional, psychic, and spiritual. Formats: Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD with new 4K digital master, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).
The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series
(1974-78) Thirty-three disc collector's edition with all 99 episodes, the three pilot films, new audio commentary with author Herbie J. Pilato and much more. When an aircraft crash leaves him barely alive, Colonel Steve Austin (Lee Majors) is rebuilt with cutting-edge bionic technology. Now, atomic-powered limbs propel him at speeds of 60 mph, giving him the ability to overturn massive objects and take on the world’s most nefarious villains and their evil plans. Join one of TV Guide’s “24 Greatest Action Heroes” as he tackles top-secret missions that left millions of fans breathless for five thrilling seasons and more.
Formats: Blu-ray. (Shout! Factory). Read more here
Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season Two
(2021) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes of the animated series that focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Featurettes, commentaries. more. (Paramount).
Summertime BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1955) With this sublimely bittersweet tale of romantic longing, director David Lean left behind the British soundstage to capture in radiant Technicolor the sun-splashed glory of Venice at the height of summer. In a tour de force of fearless vulnerability, Katharine Hepburn portrays the conflicting emotions that stir the heart of a lonely, middle-aged American tourist who is forced to confront her insecurities when she is drawn into a seemingly impossible affair with a charming Italian shopkeeper (Rossano Brazzi) amid the ancient city's canals and piazzas. Lean's personal favorite among his own films, "Summertime" is an exquisitely tender evocation of the magic and melancholy of a fleeting, not-quite-fairy-tale romance. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).
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- July 19
Ancient Aliens: Season 15
(2020) Two-disc set with all 12 episodes. From prehistoric stone monoliths and sacred temples to dragon gods and time travelers, this season of HISTORY Channel’s "Ancient Aliens" explores ancient technology and timeless relics that span the globe and the galaxy. As the government shifts from denial of the existence of extraterrestrials’ presence on Earth to releasing their extensive — formerly secret — reports on unexplained phenomena, there is growing belief that aliens may not be visitors from other planets, but perhaps creatures from our own future. Do these findings reveal alien origins, or the origins of humanity? Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
The Bob's Burgers Movie
(2021) An animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob's Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers' plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.
Vitals: Director: Loren Bouchard and Bernard Derriman. Stars: Voices of H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, David Wai, Zach Galifianakis, Kevin Kline, Larry Murphy.
2022, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 102 min., Animated Comedy, North American box office gross: $31.540 million, worldwide $33.755 million, Fox.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital.
Extras: "Making of the Movie" featurette; audio commentary; theatrical short (seen only in limited theaters): "My Butt Has a Fever – Theatrical Version": The Belcher children perform in the school talent show in order to share their very important and powerful message; deleted scenes; "Animation Extras – Animatics"; "Animation Extras – Animating the Scene."
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Seventh and Final Season
(2021) Three-disc set with all 13 episodes. After saving the planet from an alien invasion last season, the Legends deserve a break. Too bad their time travel ship, the Waverider, gets blown up by a second Waverider…meaning the Legends are now trapped in 1925 Odessa, Texas! The only way to get home, and get payback on their mysterious new enemy, is to journey across the country to an early pioneer of time travel, who might just be their only hope of returning home. But with no Waverider, no way of knowing how they’re impacting the timeline, and a time-traveling foe hunting them, this will be the toughest mission yet for the Legends. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Gag reel, deleted scenes, "Captain at the Helm: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 100th Episode." (Warner).
(1990) From Academy Award-winning director Michael Cimino comes this taut psychological thriller about a family held hostage in their own home. Starring Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers and Kelly Lynch, this nail-biting action film leaves you gasping in terror. In dire need of a hideout, escaped convict Michael Bosworth (Rourke) uses his charming smile to gain entry into the posh home of Nora and Tim Cornell (Rogers and Hopkins) and their two children. While waiting for his beautiful lawyer-turned-accomplice (Lynch) to arrive, Bosworth's smile soon explodes into homicidal rage when the Cornells desperately try to fight back. Holding the family at gunpoint and ruthlessly pitting husband against wife, Bosworth's fury escalates into a shocking night of terror and cold-blooded murder. Finally, the family is forced to take a stand that will either destroy them ... or unite them as never before. Remake of the 1955 William Wyler classic crime drama of the same name. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette; original theatrical trailer; photo gallery; collectible mini-poster; reversible artwork; limited edition slipcover (first pressing only). (MVD Rewind Collection).
Devil in a Blue Dress
(1995) The bone-deep disillusionment of postwar film noir becomes a powerful vehicle to explore America's racial injustices in Carl Franklin's richly atmospheric "Devil in a Blue Dress," an adaptation of the hard-boiled novel by Walter Mosley. Denzel Washington has charisma to burn as the jobless ex-GI Easy Rawlins, who sees a chance to make some quick cash when he's recruited to find the missing lover (Jennifer Beals) of a wealthy mayoral candidate in late-1940s Los Angeles-only to find himself embroiled in murder, political intrigue, and a scandal that crosses the treacherous color lines of a segregated society. Featuring breakout work by Don Cheadle as Rawlins's cheerfully trigger-happy sidekick, this stylish mystery both channels and subverts classic noir tropes as it exposes the bitter racial realities underlying the American dream. Formats: Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD with new 4K digital restoration, approved by director Carl Franklin, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).
Drive My Car
(2021 -- Japan) Only Ryusuke Hamaguchi, with his extraordinary sensitivity to the mysterious resonances of human interactions, could sweep up international awards (including the Oscar for Best International Feature) and galvanize audiences everywhere with a pensive three-hour movie -- presented in nine languages and adapted from Haruki Murakami stories -- about an experimental staging of an Anton Chekhov play. With "Drive My Car," the Japanese director has confirmed his place among contemporary cinema's most vital voices. Two years after his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) arrives in Hiroshima to direct a production of "Uncle Vanya" for a theater festival and, through relationships with an actor (Masaki Okada) with whom he shares a tangled history and a chauffeur (Toko Miura) with whom he develops a surprising rapport, finds himself facing up to his emotional scars. This quietly mesmerizing tale of love, art, grief, and healing is ultimately a cathartic exploration of what it means to go on living when there seems to be no road ahead. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 2K digital master, approved by director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).
(2021) Karen Gillan, Beulah Koalem Theo James, Aaron Paul. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah (Gillan) opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. Now she has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: “The Making of Dual,” director commentary. (RLJE Films).
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
(2021 -- Japan) Heartwarming and moving animated comedy-drama with touches of magical realism about an unconventional family and the bonds that they share in their sleepy seaside town. Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette, film completion press conference, official premiere event, trailers. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory).
God Told Me To
(1976) A rooftop sniper guns down 14 pedestrians on the streets of New York City. A mild-mannered dad takes a shotgun and blows away his wife and children. A cop goes on a sudden shooting spree at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. And each of these unlikely killers makes the same dying confession: “God told me to.” Now a repressed Catholic NYPD detective (Tony Lo Bianco) must uncover a netherworld of deranged faith, alien insemination and his own unholy connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind.
Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo. (Blue Underground). Read more here
(1989) Teenage kicks take a decidedly dark turn in director Douglas Grossman's "Hell High" -- a twisted tale of delinquency pushed to its horrifying extreme, where "Class of 1984" meets "I Spit on Your Grave!" When high school football hero Jon-Jon ("Breaking Bad's" Christopher Cousins) quits the team, he winds up falling in with a group of outcasts led by the sadistic Dickens (played to unhinged perfection by the late Christopher Stryker). With a willing new recruit in tow, the gang's youthful hijinks soon spiral into a night of abject horror when they decide to play a cruel prank on the home of their teacher Miss Storm - who, unbeknownst to the youngsters, harbors a dark and tormented past. "Hell High" -- which was released in some international territories as "Raging Fury" -- is a singular entry in the late '80s horror canon, melding elements of the revenge movie with the trappings of the slasher genre to delirious effect. School's out ... forever! Formats: Blu-ray with brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative approved by cinematographer Steven Fierberg. Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Ralf Krause. FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring liner notes by Michael Gingold, including an exclusive interview with stunt coordinator/actor Webster Whinery. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.
JFK Revisited: The Complete Collection
Four-disc set includes the film "JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass" and the four-part mini-series "JFK: Destiny Betrayed." both by Oliver Stone. Thirty years after his renowned film "JFK," Stone takes viewers on a thought-provoking and eye-opening journey through recently declassified evidence in the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass: An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, this feature-length film presents a fresh look at the vast archive of material that has recently been placed into public record. Stone reassesses the horrific event that shaped a generation. Using newly declassified and reexamined footage, Stone presents a compelling, thought-provoking documentary narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Sutherland. JFK: Destiny Betrayed: Subjects covered in this mini-series include the early formation of President Kennedy's foreign policy worldview, his travels to Vietnam as a senator, his support of fledgling democracies in Africa, and his anti-colonial convictions which put him in opposition to the Eisenhower administration, the CIA, and the Pentagon. Viewers are also given a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the post-assassination actions and initial suspicions of Kennedy's brother, Robert, as well as his views on the official Warren Commission investigation. The assassination forensic and ballistic evidence not covered in "JFK Revisited" are explored here in greater detail. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: New audio commentary by director Oliver Stone and writer James DiEugenio on "JFK Revisited." (Shout! Factory).
(1981 -- Hong Kong) A gloriously typical entry from Shaw Brothers, "Martial Club," starring Kara Wei and Gordon Liu and directed by Lau Kar-Leung, affords a fast-paced, cleverly choreographed piece of martial arts fun combining many elements that lovers of this kind of cinema will be more than appreciative of. Rival fight schools, an old master and beautifully designed set pieces tumble together in a colorfully kinaesthetic unceasing parade of flying fists and action set pieces. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary with Asian cinema expert Frank Djeng; "Instructors of Death" grindhouse presentation; "Kung Fu and Dancing" interview with Robert Mak; "Instructors of Death" trailer; interview with Johnny Wang; interviews with Hung San Nam and Tony Tam; reversible artwork; limited edition slipcase with new artwork by Kung Fu Bob O'Brien; limited edition collectors booklet with behind the scene photos and writing by critic and author Barry Forshaw. (88 Films/MVD Entertainment).
Miami Blues (Special Edition)
(1990) Junior Frenger (Alec Baldwin) is trouble and Sgt. Hoke Moseley (Fred Ward) knows it. Junior, a smooth-talking, good-looking ex-con, tiptoes on the borderline of psychotic behavior in this thriller-with-a-comic-edge. Moseley is the detective hot on his trail after Junior kills a Hare Krishna, robs a pickpocket, then steals Moseley's badge, his gun ... and even his false teeth. Junior's running around the streets of Miami posing as a cop, assaulting people and making arrests. And even though he promises his live-in lover (an ex-prostitute played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) that he'll stay out of crime, he continues playing cops and robbers on both sides of the law. Quirky and unpredictable, Miami Blues has been hailed by critics and the public alike as a dark, comic cops-and-robbers thriller unlike any other. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Interviews with Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh; original theatrical trailer; three TV spots; original Orion Home Video trailer; photo gallery; collectible mini-poster; reversible artwork; limited edition slipcover(first pressing only). (MVD Rewind Collection).
(2021) Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jun Kunimura, Minami, Ryo Kase, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Bill Nighy. Depp plays celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith in a real-life David vs Goliath story, pitting Smith against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan in 1971. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse. Between an impassioned Japanese translator called Aileen (Minami) urging him to go and a much needed commission from "Life" Magazine editor Ralph Graves (Nighy), Smith is finally convinced to journey back to Japan to expose the devastating annihilation of a coastal community, victims of corporate greed and complicit local police and government. Armed with only his trusted Nikon camera, Smith must find the images that will bring this story to the World. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Samuel Goldwyn Films).
(2003 -- France) Fanny Ardant, Gerard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Beart. The story of an unusual love triangle. When Catherine’s husband is unfaithful, she doesn’t want revenge - she’s curious. She wants to share the experience, but in secret, so she hires an elite prostitute to seduce her husband and report back to Catherine. Her desire to remain in control of the situation is soon tested by other desires. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Cohen Film Collection).
The Necro Files [Visual Vengeance Collector's Edition]
(1997) Steve Sheppard, Gary Browning, Christian Curmudgeon, Jason McGee. An often referenced and notorious underground classic for the last 25 years, this "American Video Nasty" is finally available to a mass audience and for the first time ever in Blu-ray format. A serial killer rises from the grave as a flesh-eating zombie maniac! Two Seattle cops, a satanic cult and a flying demon baby try to stop the lust-crazed ghoul before he can kill again. "The Necro Files" is stacked with intense scenes of gore and sadism, and boasts some of the most WTF moments in the history of shot-on-video cinema. Original archival 1997 SD version from tape masters. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with producer-director Matt Jaissle; audio commentary with Matt Desiderio of Horror Boobs and Billy Burgess of the Druid Underground Film Festival; "Dong of the Dead: The Making of The Necro Files" documentary; collectible mini poster;
2-sided insert; more. (Visual Vengeance).
(2021) A brooding occult horror with echoes of Bergman and Pasolini, "The Righteous" insinuates its way beneath the skin by way of an intelligent script, taut direction, and strong performances. Writer and actor Mark O'Brien ("Ready or Not") pulls no punches as he confronts grief, guilt, faith and atonement in his remarkable directorial debut. A former priest, Frederic Mason (Henry Czerny), anguished by the tragic death of his young daughter, finds himself wrestling with his religious convictions when a mysterious young man (Mark O'Brien) appears wounded on his doorstop in need of assistance. After he and his wife Ethel (Mimi Kuzyk) welcome him across the threshold and into their household, Frederic sees an opportunity for redemption in this mysterious and troubled lost soul, who might just be an emissary from God, or maybe the Devil ... Set amongst the bleak and forbidding landscapes of Newfoundland, crisply captured in tenebrous monochrome by cinematographer Scott McClellan, and featuring robust performances from all its cast members, "The Righteous" is a sombre supernatural chiller that builds to a memorable crescendo, and signals the emergence of a major new filmmaking talent. Formats: Blu-ray, with reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Grant Boland and Oink Creative. FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Sean Hogan. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.
The Sacred Spirit [Limited Edition]
(2021 -- Spain) Beware of false gods ... The uncanny, the unsettling, and the unexpected combine to devastating effect in this extraordinary debut feature from Spanish writer-director Chema Garcia Ibarra. A missing girl. A community in shock. Jose Manuel lives a quiet life. He works in his modest tapas bar, takes care of his elderly mother and attends weekly meetings of the Ovni-Levante, a group of devoted UFO enthusiasts who gather after hours at the office of a local estate agent to exchange information about extraterrestrial messages and alien abductions. When their leader dies unexpectedly, only Jose is left to know the cosmic secret that could alter the future of humanity. And only Jose knows what he must do. As if Ken Loach and Aki Kaurismaki remade the "The X-Files," "The Sacred Spirit" is a provocative, humane, and unsparing vision that marks the arrival of a unique new voice in genre cinema. Formats: Blu-ray with exclusive second disc containing a selection of award-winning short films by director Chema Garcia Ibarra. Includes fully illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Shelagh Rowan-Legg, author of "The Spanish Fantastic: Contemporary Filmmaking in Horror, Fantasy, and Sci-fi", fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Oink Creative, reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Oink Creative. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.
Yellowjackets: Season One
(2021) Four-disc set with all 10 episodes of the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer team who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they've attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later. Formats: DVD. Extras: Two featurettes. (Showtime/Paramount).
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Bloody Muscle Body Builder In Hell
(1995 -- Japan) Alternately known as "The Japanese Evil Dead," this legendary, sought after independent Japanese cult film will enjoy its first ever North American release in any format and features new bonus content. Trapped inside a haunted house, a body builder must survive a blood soaked night of insanity to save himself and his friends from a demonic ghost that is hell-bent on revenge. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New Interview with director Shinichi Fukazawa; commentary track featuring directors Adam Green ("Hatchet," "Frozen") and Joe Lynch ("Shudder’s Creepshow," "Mayhem"); commentary track with Japanese film historian James Harper; limited edition slipcase -- FIRST PRESSING ONLY; special effects video; original archival trailers from Japanese release; behind-the-scenes image gallery; archival image gallery; outtakes; folded mini-poster; four page liner notes by Matt Desiderio of Horror Boobs; "Stick your own" video store sticker sheet; vintage style laminated video store rental card; Visual Vengeance trailers; reversible sleeve featuring original Japanese home video art. (Visual Vengeance/MVD Entertainment).
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
(2022) Doctor Strange teams up with a mysterious teenage girl from his dreams who can travel across multiverses, to battle multiple threats, including other-universe versions of himself, which threaten to wipe out millions across the multiverse. They seek help from Wanda the Scarlet Witch, Wong and others.
Vitals: Director: Sam Raimi. Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Rachel McAdams.
2022, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 126 min., Action Fantasy, North American box office gross: $411.206 million, worldwide $954.319, million, Marvel/Disney.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital.
Extras: "Method to the Madness" featurette, "Introducing America Chavez," "Constructing the Multiverse," gag reel, deleted scenes, audio commentary by Sam Raimi.
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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
(1976 -- Brazil) Sonia Braga, Jose Wilker, Mauro Mendonça. Based on the novel by Jorge Amado, this Brazilian comedy follows the strange events that befall Doña Flor (Braga) after she is left a widow by the death of her wild, irresponsible husband. (He died after another wanton night of carousing). Attempting to marry more wisely the second time around, Doña Flor weds a stable, but boring, pharmacist who has no interest in sex. When she discovers that her new sex life is less than satisfying, Doña Flor is visited by the sexy ghost of her late husband. When initially released, "Dona Flor" became the most successful film in Brazilian history. Newly restored in 4K. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: New Commentary by director Bruno Barreto; behind-the-scenes featurette; 16-page booklet with new essay by film producer and costume designer Mary Jane Marcasiano. (Film Movement).
(2020) Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Jack Bandeira, Aimée Kelly, Charlotte Spencer. Set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton (Broadbent), a 60-year-old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge — a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and, in so doing, saved his son (Whitehead) and his marriage to Dorothy Bunton (Mirren).
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Making The Duke" featurette. (Sony). Read more here
The Lost City
(2022) Loretta Sage's (Sandra Bullock) novels are filled with ancient tombs and daring adventures, but that doesn't mean she's prepared for them in real life. When she is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) to locate a legendary lost city, Loretta's handsome cover model, Alan (Channing Tatum), sets off on a heroic but hapless rescue mission. Thrust into an epic thrill-ride through the jungle, the unlikely pair must work together to survive the elements, and survive each other, to find the city's fabled treasure before it's lost forever. Vitals: Director: Adam Nee and Aaron Nee. Stars: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da'vine Joy Randolph, Brad Pitt.
2021, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 112 min., Action Comedy, US box office gross: $94.389 million, worldwide $162.789 million, Paramount.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD + Digital Code, VOD, Digital.
Extras: Deleted scenes; bloopers; "Dynamic Duo": Behind-the-scenes fun with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum; "Location Profile"; "Jungle Rescue" action and stunts featurette; "The Jumpsuit" featurette about Loretta's eye-catching purple sequin jumpsuit; "Charcuterie" breakdown of Loretta's big kidnapping scene and what it's like to come under attack from a giant charcuterie board; "The Villains of The Lost City"; "Building The Lost City" featurette.
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(2022) Shane West, Sara Hay, Stephen Lang, Bruce Dern. Looking for a change one weekend, ER doctor Alice and her husband, Tom, rent a glamorous mid-century modern home designed by architect Frederick Banner. As they investigate the home, they learn that Banner and his two wives died mysteriously -— yet their spirits are very much alive. As they meet Banner’s deranged son, they realize they must escape the home or succumb to its madness.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate). Read more here
(2021) Danny Aiello, Adria Tennor, Frankie Ingrassia, Natalie Seus, Sal Rendino, Sioux Madden. A humorous, heart-warming story of middle-age siblings struggling to manage their lives and careers while also caring for their recently widowed aging father, Joe (Aiello). Joe, demanding and difficult, stubbornly believes he is still capable of running his own life which leads to sad, but sometimes hilarious situations. Although at odds on how to best care for Joe in his final years, the family is united in wanting to ensure his well-being and help him find peace of mind -- without them losing their own. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Indiecan Pictures). Read more here
Tenebrae (4K Ultra HD)
(1982) Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner. Italian horror master Dario Argento elevates the giallo genre to new heights with this darkly humorous and notoriously grisly murder-mystery that many consider to be one of his finest works. American mystery author Peter Neal (Franciosa) comes to Rome to promote his newest novel, "Tenebrae." A razor-wielding psychopath is on the loose, taunting Neal and murdering those around him in gruesome fashion just like the character in his novel. As the mystery surrounding the killings spirals out of control, Neal investigates the crimes on his own, leading to a mind-bending, genre-twisting conclusion that will leave you breathless. Limited, three-disc (2 UHD/1 BD) 6000-piece Limited Edition boxed set. One pressing only. Includes "Unsane," the re-edited 90-minute US version, specially recreated for this release from the new 4K restoration of the full-length 101-minute version, exclusive to UHD.
Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo. Extras: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by filmmaker Peter Strickland and Argento biographer Alan Jones, an interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and a new, in-depth analysis of the film by critic Ashley Lane; fold-out double-sided poster featuring original Italian and Japanese poster art; six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards; audio commentaries; "Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo," a feature-length documentary charting the genre from its beginnings to its influence on the modern slasher film; interviews; trailers; image galleries; more. (Synapse Films/MVD Entertainment Group).
That Dirty Black Bag
(2022) Two-disc set with all eight episodes. In a town full of bounty hunters, bandits and bloody vendettas, Arthur McCoy is the incorruptible sheriff who’s trying to overcome his troubled past to bring law and order to this new frontier. On the other side of things is Red Bill, an infamous solitary bounty hunter known for decapitating his victims and stuffing their heads into a dirty black bag. When the paths of these two men collide, they both learn that in the wild west, there are no heroes, nobody is invincible, and the predators may become the prey. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (AMC).
They Live in the Grey
(2022) Michelle Krusiec, Ken Kirby, Madelyn Grace. While investigating a child abuse case, a clairvoyant social worker discovers that the family is being tormented by a supernatural entity. In order to save the parents from losing the custody of their child, she must confront her own fears and use her ability to stop the malevolent force. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes photo gallery. (RLJE Films).
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