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photo for Amsterdam (2022) In the 1930s, three friends witness a murder, are framed for it, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history. Vitals: Director: David O. Russel. Stars: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Rami Malek, Robert De Niro, Zoë Saldaña, Anya Taylor-Joy, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Alessandro Nivola, Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts. 2022, CC, MPAA rating: R, 134 min., Comedy Mystery, North American box office gross: $14.802 million, worldwide $27.702 million, Fox. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Welcome To Amsterdam" featurette. Read more here 2 stars


Better Call Saul

(2022) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes. The final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill, into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul and Gene as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim, who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike, Gus, Nacho and Lalo are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Sony).

Blonde: The Marilyn Stories

Three-disc set explores the life of Marilyn Monroe and helps to answer some of the many questions that continue to linger about the extraordinary life of one of the world’s most-famed sex symbols, depicting various aspects of her complicated character and career during a life cut tragically short. Included are two docudrama films featuring outstanding portrayals of Marilyn, "Blonde" (2001) a two-part, fictionalized biopic, and "Marilyn and Me" (1991), a dramatic feature; and "Goodbye Norma Jean" (1976), the first-ever exploitative biopic, originally deemed a questionable release due to its salacious nature. Formats: DVD. Extras: Two documentaries, "Marilyn" (1986), a documentary short with Mike Wallace, and "The Legend of Marilyn Monroe" (1967), narrated by John Huston and featuring Lauren Bacall; footage of Marilyn’s first-ever television appearance; a photo gallery; trivia. (Film Chest Media Group).

Clerks III

(2022) Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman, Austin Zajur, Jason Mewes, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Smith. Following a massive heart attack, Randal enlists his friends and fellow clerks Dante, Elias, Jay, and Silent Bob to make a movie immortalizing his life at the convenience store that started it all. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with writer-director Kevin Smith, actors Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman and Austin Zajur; deleted and alternate scenes; theatrical trailer. Blu-ray adds "The Clerks III" documentary; "We're Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: 3 Decades of Clerks" documentary. (Lionsgate). Read more here

Guns of Eden

(2022) Alexandra Faye Sadeghian, Lynn Lowry. Megan, her partner Jeremy, and his friends Blake and Gabriella go camping for the weekend. In the woods, Megan and Jeremy witness the execution of a drug trafficker by the local sheriff and his deputies. The campers attempt to flee, but the deputies seal off the mountain, and the sheriff gets an armed militia to photo for MEDIEVALhunt the strangers. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).


(2022) Action-packed historical epic inspired by the true story of daring fifteenth century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire. After the death of its emperor, the Holy Roman Empire plummets into chaos while corrupt kings battle for control of the empty throne. To battle the tyranny and greed of those clawing for power, Jan must lead a rebel army in this sweeping saga of war and betrayal. Vitals: Director: Petr Jákl. Stars: Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Til Schweiger, Matthew Goode, Michael Caine. 2021, CC, MPAA rating: R, 126 min., Action Drama, North American box office gross: $1.374 million, worldwide $4.115 million, Paramount. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Read more here 2 stars

Michael Haneke: Trilogy

One of contemporary cinema’s most original, provocative, and uncompromising filmmakers, Austrian auteur Michael Haneke dares viewers to stare into the void of modern existence. With his first three theatrical features, "The Seventh Continent" (1989), "Benny’s Video" (1992), and "71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance" (1994) — a trilogy depicting a coldly bureaucratic society in which genuine human relationships have been supplanted by a deep-photo for Michael Haneke: Trilogyseated collective malaise - Haneke established the rigorous visual style and unsettling themes that would recur throughout his work. Exploring the relationships among consumerism, violence, mass media, and contemporary alienation, these brilliant, relentlessly probing films open up profound questions about the world in which we live while refusing the false comfort of easy answers. Formats: Three Blu-ray set, with high-definition digital masters, supervised by director Michael Haneke, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks . Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).


(2022-- Japan) Aoi Ito, Jiro Sato, Hiroya Shimizu. Depressed and in debt following the death of his wife, Santoshi (Sato) tells his young daughter he has found a way out. Pointing to a reward note, he vows to find the infamous serial killer “No Name” (Shimizu) and cash in, claiming to have seen the man in the flesh a few days earlier. Kaeda (Ito) cannot take her aloof father serious. But when he goes missing without a trace, she starts to fear the worst -— and must begin looking for him. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Dark Star Pictures). Read more here

The Rise of the Beast

(2022) Arthur Boan, Sarah T. Cohen, Sian Altman, George Nettleton, Heather Jackson, Rob Kirtley. A group of activists break into a corporate facility they know that animal testing has been taking place. They discover unimaginable horrors, but don’t realize until they’re captured the true extent of what it is they’ve been experimenting with. In a race against time to survive, they must escape friend, foe, and beast if they mean to get out alive and expose this to the world. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).

Star Trek: Discovery: Season Four

(2021-22) Four-disc set with 13 episodes. Season Four finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Cast and crew interviews, gag reel, deleted scenes, episode commentary. (CBS/Paramount).

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December 13

The Ambush

(2021 -- Arabic) Marwan Abdulla Saleh, Khalifa Al Jassem, Mohammed Ahmed, Abdulla Saeed Bin Haider. On the final patrol of their deployment, three UAE soldiers are ambushed by heavily armed militants, leaving them wounded, isolated, and nearly out of ammunition. Upon receiving word of the attack, their commanding officer undertakes a daring, midnight-hour operation to free his men. With an all-new English dub. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Well Go USA).

American Murderer

(2022) Tom Pelphrey, Ryan Phillippe, Idina Menzel, Paul Schneider, Shantel Vansanten, Kevin Corrigan, Jacki Weaver. Based on the true story of Jason Derek Brown - a charismatic con man turned party king who bankrolls his luxurious lifestyle through a series of scams. When his funds run low and his past catches up with him, he plots his most elaborate scheme yet and, in the process, becomes the FBI's most unlikely - and elusive - top ten fugitive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: (Lionsgate). Read more here

And Just Like That ... The Complete First Season

(2022) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. The highly-anticipated return of Carrie Bradshaw and her stylish, best girlfriends in the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series "Sex and the City." The new series finds Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) navigating the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).

Call Jane

(2022) Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Kate Mara, Wunmi Mosaku. Chicago, 1968. As a city and the nation are on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Banks) and her husband and daughter are living the all-American dream. But Joy’s tranquil world is shattered when her life-threatening pregnancy forces her to navigate a medical establishment unwilling to help. This impossible situation leads Joy to the “Janes,” an underground network providing the only available alternative, helmed by fierce advocates Virginia (Weaver) and Gwen (Mosaku) — not only saving Joy’s life, but changing it forever. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, “You Are Not Alone: The Making of Call Jane” featurette, audio commentary with director Phyllis Nagy and producer Robbie Brenner. (Lionsgate). Read more here
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Cooley High Blu-ray Debut

(1975) Chicago, 1964: it’s the last weeks of high school for aspiring poet Preach (Glynn Turman) and his best friend, Cochise (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), and they have a full slate of extracurricular activities: swinging dance parties, late-night joyrides, and the stumbling pursuit of romance. Of course, when you’re a young Black man in America, your coming-of-age story is far from complication-free. With Cooley High, director Michael Schultz and screenwriter Eric Monte—who drew on his own experiences growing up in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project—arrived at something truly unique in 1970s cinema: an endearingly funny, tender, and authentic portrait of Black teens striving toward a brighter tomorrow, brought to life by a dynamic ensemble cast and set to a heavenly hit parade of Motown classics. Formats: Blu-ray, with new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Michael Schultz, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack, Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

The Minute You Wake Up Dead

(2022) Cole Hauser, Jaimie Alexander, Morgan Freeman. This sexy, riveting noir thriller will keep you guessing. After a shady small-town stock broker begins dating a shy waitress, a shocking murder takes place — and one of them may be responsible. As word spreads that there’s money behind the killing, every criminal in town wants their share of the cash. One shocking plot twist follows another, and a bloody showdown leads to a mind-blowing finale. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate). Read more here

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

photo for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022) When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle's existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps, the Primms must band together with Lyle's charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti, to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there's nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.Vitals: Director: Josh Gordon, Will Speck. Stars: Shawn Mendes, Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Brett Gelman, Winslow Fegley, Sal Viscuso. 2021, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 105 min., Family, North American box office gross: $40.840 million, worldwide $72.640 million, Sony. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Croc and Roll – Lyle On Set"; "Take a Look at Us Now – The Cast"; two music videos. Blu-ray adds Sing-Along Songs: Karaoke versions of the original songs “Top of The World,” “Rip Up the Recipe,” “Take a Look at Us Now,” and “Carried Away” from Pasek & Paul; "Storytime with Shawn Mendes & Javier Bardem"; bloopers. deleted scene; Read more here 2 stars


photo for Smile (2022) After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.Vitals: Director: Parker Finn. Stars: Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert, Caitlin Stasey, Kal Penn. 2022, CC, MPAA rating: R, 115 min., Horror, North American box office gross: $102.961 million, worldwide $210.161 million, Paramount. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary by director Parker Finn; "Laura Hasn’t Slept," the original short film that inspired SMILE with introduction by director Parker Finn; "Something’s Wrong with Rose: Making SMILE"; "Flies on the Wall: Inside the Score"; Deleted Scenes—With optional commentary by director Parker Finn. Read more here 3 stars
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Three Films By Mai Zetterling

A fearlessly transgressive, long-overlooked pioneer of feminist cinema, Swedish actor turned director Mai Zetterling ruffled the feathers of the patriarchal establishment with a string of bracingly modern, sexually frank, and politically incendiary films focused on female agency and the turbulent state of 20th-century Europe. Her peerless ability to render subjective psychological states with startling immediacy is on display in" Loving Couples" (1964), "Night Games" (1966), and "The Girls" (1968) — three provocative, taboo-shattering works from the 1960s featuring some of Swedish cinema’s most iconic stars. With their audacious narrative structures that fuse reality and fantasy, their elaborate use of metaphor and symbolism, and their willingness to delve into the most fraught realms of human experience, these movies are models of adventurous, passionately engaged filmmaking. Formats: Three Blu-ray set, with new 2K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

The Woman King

photo for The Woman King (2022) Inspired by true events, this is the remarkable, action-packed story about the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries with skills and a fierceness, unlike anything the world has ever seen. The film follows the intense journey of General Nanisca (Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. Vitals: Director:. Stars: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, John Boyega. 2022, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 135 min., Action, North American box office gross: $66.526 million, worldwide $91.626 million,Sony. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Representation Matters" featurette; "Storytellers" featurette; Thuso Mbedu auditions; filmmakers' commentary. Blu-ray adds "A Caterpillar’s Destruction: Viola Davis On Set"; "Woman/Warrior" featurette. Read more here 3 stars

The Velvet Underground

(2021) Emerging from the primordial soup of glamour, gutter sleaze, and feverish creativity that was New York’s 1960s underground culture, the Velvet Underground redefined music with its at once raw and exalted blend of experimentation and art-damaged rock and roll. In his kaleidoscopic documentary "The Velvet Underground," Todd Haynes vividly evokes the band’s incandescent world: the creative origins of the twin visionaries Lou Reed and John Cale, Andy Warhol’s fabled Factory, and the explosive tension between pop and the avant-garde that propelled the group and ultimately consumed it. Never-before-seen performances, interviews, rare recordings, and mind-blowing transmissions from the era’s avant-garde cinema scene come together in an ecstatic swirl of sound and image that is to the traditional music documentary what the Velvets were to rock: utterly revolutionary. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital master, approved by director Todd Haynes and cinematographer Ed Lachman, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Riotsville, U.S.A.

(2022) Welcome to Riotsville, U.S.A. – a point in American history when the nation’s rulers – politicians, bureaucrats, police – were faced with the mounting militancy of the late-1960s, and did everything possible to win the war in the streets. Using training footage of Army-built model towns called “Riotsvilles” where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder, in addition to nationally broadcast news media, director Sierra Pettengill connects the stagecraft of “law and order” to the real violence of state practice. Recovering an obscured history whose effects have shaped the present in ways both insidious and explosive, the film is a poetic and furious reflection on the rebellions of the 1960s – and the machine that worked to destroy them. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Magnolia Home Entertainment). Read more here

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December 20

Paradise City

(2022) John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Blake Jenner, Praya Lundberg, Stephen Dorff. Movie icons and "Pulp Fiction" co-stars Bruce Willis and John Travolta face off in this thriller. When bounty hunter Ian Swan (Willis) is shot and presumed dead after disappearing in Maui waters, Swan’s son, Ryan (Blake Jenner), his ex-partner (Stephen Dorff), and a local detective (Praya Lundberg) set out to find his killers. After being threatened by a ruthless power broker (Travolta), it appears Ryan and his team are out of options — until an excursion to the closely guarded island community of Paradise City unites them with an unforeseen ally. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with director-co-writer Chuck Russell and actor Blake Jenner; "The Road to Paradise City: A Conversation with Praya Lundberg and Chuck Russell"; "My Time in Paradise: Chuck Russell's Adventures in Hollywood." (Lionsgate). Read more here

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December 27

Ancient Aliens: Season 16

(2020-21) Two-disc set. In this season, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and other ancient astronaut theorists revisit vast locations across the globe where investigators have found the most compelling and promising evidence of extraterrestrial presence on Earth. From deep underground to the infinite skies — including sites and structures rich with otherworldly artifacts and evidence of UFO sightings and unexplained encounters — experts the world over offer definitive proof that we are, in fact, not alone in the universe. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

Halloween Ends

photo for HALLOWEEN ENDS (2022) The most acclaimed and revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying finale as Laurie Strode ( Jamie Lee Curtis) faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney). Michael hasn’t been seen for four years after the events of Halloween Kills. Laurie lives with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and has chosen to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. When a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, a cascade of violence and terror is ignited with a final confrontation between Laurie and Michael unlike any ever captured on screen. Only one of them will survive. Vitals: Director: David Gordon Green . Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton, Kyle Richards, James Jude Courtney. 2022, CC, MPAA rating: R, 151 min., Horror, North American box office gross: $64.049 million, worldwide $104.156 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; "Ending HALLOWEEN" featurette; "Final Girl"; "No Place Like Haddonfield"; gag reel; "A Different Threat"; "The Visions of Terror"; "Twisted Deaths"; feature commentary with co-writer/director David Gordon Green, actors Andi Matichak and Rohan Campbell, co-producer/first assistant director Atilla Salih Yücer, and production assistant Hugo Garza. Read more here 2 stars

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All listings are based on information from the home video studios. Some release dates may change and titles may come out after a specified date (with no announcement from the studio). Additionally, some titles may be released with little or no advance announcement. And since all DVDs are priced at sell-through and are available for substantial discounts at both online and brick-and-mortar stores, we only list suggested retail prices for some special editions, box sets and collections.

All DVDs are screened on a reference system consisting of a Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player w/SACD & DVD-Audio, a Rotel RSX-972 Surround Sound Receiver, and Phase Technology 1.1 (front), 33.1 (center), and 50 (rear) speakers and Power 10 subwoofer.

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