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February 7


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

photo for (2022) Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M'Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect the kingdom of Wakanda from intervening world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for their nation. Vitals: Director: Ryan Coogler. Stars: Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman. 2021, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 161 min., Action Adventure, North American box office gross: $446.912 million, worldwide $832.574 million, Marvel/Disney. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes; gag reel; commentary; "Envisioning Two Worlds" featurette; "Passing the Mantle" featurette. Read more here 3 stars


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Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts – Volume 1

This new collection gathers together 10 classic animated shorts for the first time, including the iconic “Steamboat Willie” (in which the character of Mickey Mouse was first introduced as a deckhand on a riverboat commanded by the tyrannical Captain Pete) and features all-new introductions from Mickey and Minnie for each short. Also included are "Brave Little Tailor," featuring Mickey as a medieval tailor given a daunting task. In "Mickey’s Delayed Date," the tardy mouse relies on his faithful pup Pluto to get him to a dance with Minnie. "Hawaiian Holiday" finds Mickey and his pals vacationing on a beautiful island. Then along with friends, Mickey and Minnie glide through a romantic date on a frozen river in "On Ice." And catch five more delightful stories in this legacy collection. This release is part of the planned releases coming in 2023 to celebrate Disney's 100th anniversary. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Disney).
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Three Colors 4K UHD

This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss, from Krzysztof Kieslowski, was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 1990s. The films are named for the colors of the French flag and stand for the tenets of the French Revolution -- liberty, equality, and fraternity -- but that hardly begins to explain their enigmatic beauty and rich humanity. Set in Paris, Warsaw, and Geneva, and ranging from tragedy to comedy, "Blue" (1993) "White" (1994) and "Red" (1994, Kieslowski’s final film) examine with artistic clarity a group of ambiguously interconnected people experiencing profound personal disruptions. Marked by intoxicating cinematography and stirring performances by Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Irène Jacob, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, Kieslowski’s "Three Colors" is a benchmark of contemporary cinema. Formats: 4K UHD + Blu-ray. 4K UHD and Blu-ray: New 4K digital restorations, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks; Blu-ray-only edition: High-definition digital restorations, with 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks; DVD: High-definition digital restorations. In the 4K UHD edition: One 4K UHD disc of each film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray of each film with special features. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

A Woman Kills

(1968 -- France) A series of prostitute murders disturbs the public with the thought of a serial killer on the loose. Hélène Picard, a prostitute, is sentenced and executed for the murders, but shortly thereafter similar crimes continue. Executioner Louis Guilbeau meanwhile develops a photo for A Woman Killsrelationship with the investigating officer, Solange, who soon learns Louis may not be who he says he is. Filmed in the tumultuous events of May 1968, Jean-Denis Bonan's "A Woman Kills" never found distribution due to controversy around the director's first film and producer Anatole Dauman ("The Beast," "Hiroshima mon amour") was unable to find distribution for the film for 45 years until Luna Park Films brought it back to life in a new restoration. Now released on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere, audiences outside of France can finally experience this utterly singular film, a new wave-influenced serial killer film that presents its narrative in an almost true crime approach yet focuses more on the psychological aspect with echoes of German Expressionism and Franju, set to a discordant, jazzy score. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Virginie Sélavy; introduction by Virginie Sélavy; "On the Margin: The Cursed Films of Jean-Denis Bonan," a newly updated documentary program featuring director Jean-Denis Bonan, cinematographer Gérard de Battista, editor Mireille Abramovici, musician Daniel Laloux, and actress Jackie Rynal; short films by Jean-Denis Bonan; trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm; limited edition booklet. (Radiance Films). Read more here



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February 14

The Fabelmans

photo for The Fabelmans (2022) Loosely based on Spielberg's childhood growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, from age seven to eighteen, a young man named Sammy Fabelman discovers a shattering family secret, and explores how the power of movies help us see the truth about each other and ourselves. Vitals: Director: Steven Spielberg. Stars: Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle, Judd Hirsch. 2021, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 150 min., Drama, North American box office gross: $13.605 million, worldwide $17.103 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Fabelmans: A Personal Journey." Blu-ray adds "Family Dynamics": "Crafting the World of The Fabelmans." Read more here 3 stars

Firenado

(2022) Sian Altman, Nicola Wright, Stephen Staley, Toby Wynn-Davies, Gordon Joseph Millar. Four scientists uncover a ground-breaking technology capable of controlling weather. On the first use of the device, it malfunctions and creates a Fire Tornado. As the Firenado leaves a wake of destruction, the group assist in evacuating nearby residents but stumble into an organized crime home invasion. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, the group struggle to survive the two threats. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment). Read more here

Love on the Ground

(1983) Director: Jacques Rivette. Jane Birkin, Geraldine Chaplin, André Dussollier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon. Birkin and Chaplin star as theatre troupe members who are invited by a mysterious playwright/director to perform in a strange mansion. As the rehearsal progresses, secrets are revealed and the line between fiction and reality blurs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary track by Director Emeritus, New York Film Festival & Professor of Film and Media Studies, Columbia University Richard Peña; re-release trailer. (Cohen Film Collection).

Project Wolf Hunting

(2022 -- South Korea) Seo In-Guk, Dong-Yoon, JangDong-il Sung. While under heavily armed guard, the dangerous convicts aboard a cargo ship unite in a coordinated escape attempt that soon escalates into a bloody, all-out riot. But as the fugitives continue their brutal campaign of terror, they soon discover that not even the most vicious among them is safe from the horror they unknowingly unleashed from the darkness below deck. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
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Romeo and Juliet

(1968) One of the great Shakespeare adaptations, this sublime take on the Bard’s immortal romantic tragedy by Franco Zeffirelli breathed new life into the oft-told tale by casting actual teenagers in the title roles. As the young lovers whose affair threatens to inflame the tensions between their feuding families in Renaissance Verona, Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting vividly capture the mix of adolescent ardor and turmoil that fuels their destiny-driven liaison. A sensory banquet thanks to Nino Rota’s delicate score and the exquisite, Oscar-winning costumes and cinematography, "Romeo and Juliet" is Shakespeare at its most deeply felt and passionately alive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Shepherd: The Story of a Hero Dog i

(2019) August Maturo, Ayelet Zurer, Ken Duken. The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in 1930s Germany. When the Nuremberg Laws are passed forbidding Jews to own pets, Kaleb, a German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family and his beloved 10-year-old master, Joshua. Kaleb is alone and on the streets – until he is captured and eventually adopted by an SS dog trainer at a Nazi work camp where the dog has now been trained to help round up and terrorize Jewish prisoners. Inspired by real events and adapted from the best-selling, critically-acclaimed novel “The Jewish Dog” by Asher Kravitz. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Read more here (Shout! Studios).

Strange World

(2022) Animated family film introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob called Splat; Legend, the family dog; and a slew of ravenous creatures. Vitals: Director: Don Hall. Stars: Voices of Jake photo for Strange WorldGyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu. 2022, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 95 min., Animated Family, North American box office gross: $33.778 million, worldwide $56.994 million, Disney. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Anatomy of a Scene: Creating a Strange World"; "Strange Science" featurette; "Creature Feature"; "The Hidden Secrets of Strange World"; outtakes; deleted scenes. Read more here 2 stars

There There

(2022) Jason Schwartzman, Lennie James, Lili Taylor, Molly Gordon, Avi Nash. A round robin of emotional two-character vignettes in which seven people reach out and bond momentarily, setting the scene for the next encounter. A pair of new lovers, an alcoholic and her AA sponsor, a teacher and a parent, a lawyer and his client, and more move from scene to scene, revealing intimate details as they forge connections. Via a groundbreaking shooting process, director Andrew Bujalski plays with ideas of isolation and perception by filming each actor individually in separate locations, only joining them to their partner’s performance in the edit. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Magnolia Home Entertainment). Read more here



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February 21

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Dazed and Confused 4K UHD

(1993) America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Among the best teen films ever made, "Dazed and Confused" eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen. A launching pad for a number of future stars, the first studio effort by Richard Linklater also features endlessly quotable dialogue and a blasting, stadium-ready soundtrack. Sidestepping nostalgia, "Dazed and Confused" is less about “the best years of our lives” than the boredom, angst, and excitement of teenagers waiting ... for something to happen. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, director-approved 4K UHD + Blu-ray special edition features new 4K digital restoration of the director’s cut, supervised and approved by director Richard Linklater and cinematographer Lee Daniel, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray of the film with special features. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

The Inspection

(2022) Jeremy Pope, Raúl Castillo, Bokeem Woodbine, Gabrielle Union. Elegance Bratton’s deeply moving film inspired by his own story. A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio Commentary with writer-director Elegance Bratton; "Protect and Serve: Making The Inspection"; deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).

Lamya's Poem

(2022 -- Syria) Animated feature tells the story of a 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl named Lamya who tumbles into a dream world where she meets a poet and must help him write the poem that will save her life. When Lamya flees the violence of her country, she is given a book of poetry by the famous 13th-century poet, Rumi. As the perils of Lamya’s journey mount, the book becomes a magical gateway where she meets Rumi when he was a boy and also a refugee fleeing the violence of his time. In a shared dreamworld, they battle the monsters that follow them from their real-world situations, and Lamya must help young Rumi find his calling and write the poem that 800 years later will save her life. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Freestyle Digital Media). Read more here

The Long Dark Trail

(2022) Carter O'Donnell, Brady O'Donnell, Mick Thyer, Paul "Doc" Ignatius, Trina Campbell. A tale about two brothers who fight and escape an abusive father. Hoping to find and reunite with their estranged mother, they embark on a dangerous trek deep into the unforgiving forest of the Pennsylvania Northwest. Both are unaware that their mother may be as dangerous as the abusive parent they left, as she has become a disciple of a deeply sadistic cult that resides deep in the nightmarish forest. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Image gallery, trailer. (Cleopatra Entertainment).



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February 28

The Adventures Of Jurassic Pet 2: The Lost Secret

(2023) In this sequel to 2019's "The Adventures of Jurassic Pet," there's a new baby T. Rex in town-and his name is Junior. When Junior escapes into our world from the Land of the Dinosaurs, teenager Wendy and her friend Curtis must return him safely before anyone finds him. While chasing him in their flying car, they uncover a sinister plot that threatens the whole city. Can Wendy and Curtis stop the evil scheme and protect the townsfolk while keeping their dino-pal a secret? Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Hunt

(2022 -- South Korea) After a high-ranking North Korean official requests asylum, KCIA Foreign Unit Chief Park Pyong-ho (Lee Jung-jae) and Domestic Unit Chief Kim Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung) are tasked with uncovering a North Korean spy, known as Donglim, who is deeply embedded within their agency. When the spy begins leaking top secret intel that could jeopardize national security, the two units are each assigned to investigate each other. In this tense situation where, if they cannot find the mole, they may be accused themselves, Pyong-ho and Jung-do slowly start to uncover the truth. In the end, they must deal with an unthinkable plot to assassinate the South Korean president.Formats: DVD, VOD. (Magnolia Pictures /Magnet Label).

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin: The Complete First Season

(2022) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago ... as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age horror-tinged drama, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Swagger, Romance and Fear: The Boys of Original Sin"; "A New Generation of Terror: The Villains of Original Sin." (HBO Max/Warner).
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Two Films by Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras had already established herself as one of the major figures of postwar French literature when she launched an equally fascinating and unclassifiable career in cinema, translating her elliptical, experimental style to the screen through an unprecedented fusion of hypnotic, highly stylized imagery and radically disjunctive sound. Boldly reimagining the possibilities of dialogue, music, silence, and architectural space, the tantalizing, sphinxlike evocations of soul-deep female malaise "India Song" (1975) and "Baxter, Vera Baxter" (1977) embody Duras’s singular multisensory approach, with each opening up new spaces for the expression of women’s interior worlds. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 2K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).
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Hollywood Shuffle BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1987) This debut feature by Robert Townsend is an ingenious guerrilla satire that takes riotous aim at the typecasting of Black actors in 1980s Hollywood. The writer-director-star’s megawatt charisma propels "Hollywood Shuffle," the hilarious tale of a struggling actor attempting to break into an industry where the only roles available to Black performers seem to be hustlers, butlers, slaves, and “Eddie Murphy types” -- forcing him to choose between selling out and maintaining his self-respect. Lampooning everything from film noir to zombie flicks to Siskel and Ebert, Townsend and co-writer Keenen Ivory Wayans cannily turn the frustrations of the Black artist into a subversively funny pop-culture critique. New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by writer-director-actor Robert Townsend, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).


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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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