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May 2

Baby Ruby

(2022) Noémie Merlant, Kit Harrington, Meredith Hagner, Reed Birney, Jayne Atkinson. The story of Jo, a successful lifestyle entrepreneur who is happily pregnant, awaiting the arrival of her first child. But soon after Jo welcomes her baby Ruby home, something starts to feel off -- even though she's assured it's all perfectly normal. Is something wrong with her? Is something wrong with Ruby? And why are the seemingly perfect neighborhood moms so desperate to befriend her? As Jo fights to protect herself and her baby, she is plunged into a waking fever dream where everyone is a threat and nothing is what it seems. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Label). Read more here



photo for Champions (2023) A former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined. Vitals: Director: Bobby Farrelly. Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kaitlin Olson, Ernie Hudson, Cheech Marin. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 124 min., Drama Comedy, North American box office gross: $16.209 million, worldwide $18.423 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes; "Keeping it Friendly" behind-the-scenes featurette; "Woody and the Team" featurette; "Casting the Friends"; feature commentary with director Bobby Farrelly. Read more here 2 stars

80 For Brady

(2023) Heartfelt comedy inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to Super Bowl LI (2017) to see their hero Tom Brady play, photo for 80 For Bradyand the chaos that ensues as they navigate the wilds of the biggest sporting event in the country. Vitals: Director: Kyle Marvin. Stars: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Tom Brady, Guy Fieri, Rob Gronkowski. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 102 min., Comedy, North American box office gross: $39.330 million, worldwide $39.594 million, Paramount. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. 2 stars Read more here

The Ritual Killer

(2023) Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, Vernon Davis. A detective (Hauser) hunts an international murderer committing ritualistic killings in a small Mississippi town. He seeks help from an anthropology professor (Freeman), who is an expert on the ancient rituals being performed. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Screen Media Films).

Wings Of Desire

(1987 -- Germany) "Wings of Desire" is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts -— fears, hopes, dreams -— of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, forever made the name of director Wim Wenders synonymous with film art. Formats: 4K UHD + Blu-ray, with 4K restoration, supervised and approved by director Wim Wenders, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

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May 9

All Quiet on the Western Front

photo for All Quiet on the Western Front (2022 -- Germany) The poignant story of a young German soldier on the Western Front during World War I. Spring 1917. 17-year-old Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) and his friends are extremely eager to go to war, to beat the French soundly and march to Paris victorious. This is how the boys imagine it. This is the war they are promised by their principal in a rousing speech. With jubilation, fanfare and song, the “youth of iron” marches off – for Emperor, God and Fatherland. The enthusiasm, however, does not last long. When they arrive at the Western Front after days of marching it’s pouring rain. The trenches are filling up and fast becoming a swamp. But the French do not wait to attack. Flares rise up, brightening no-man's land with a surreal beauty. Until all hell breaks loose again and the French bombard the trenches. What follows portrays Paul and his comrades’ first-hand experience of how the initial euphoria of war turns into horror, suffering and fear as they desperately fight for their lives in the trenches. Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Won four Oscars for International Feature, Production Design, Original Score and Cinematography. Vitals: Director: Edward Berger. Stars: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Edin Hasanovic, Adrian Grünewald, Thibault De Montalembert, Devid Striesow, Daniel Brühl. CC, MPAA rating: R, 148 min., War Drama, Netflix/Capelight Pictures. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary from director Edward Berger; making-of trailer, teaser. Read more here 3 stars

Branded to Kill

(1967 -- Japan) When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. "Branded to Kill" tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steamed rice (the chipmunk-cheeked superstar Joe Shishido) who botches a job and ends up a target himself. This is Suzuki at his most extreme — the flabbergasting pinnacle of his sixties pop-art aesthetic. Formats: 4K UHD + Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Children of the Corn

(2020) Elena Kampouris, Kate Moyer, Callan Mulvey, Bruce Spence. Twelve-year-old Eden, possessed by a spirit in a dying cornfield, recruits the other children in her small town to rise up and take control. Tired of having to pay the price for their parents’ mistakes, Eden leads the kids on a bloody rampage, killing the adults and anyone who opposes her. With all the adults jailed or dead, it comes down to one high schooler who won't go along with the plan and becomes the town's only hope of survival. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (RLJE Films).

Hand of Death

(1976 -- Hong Kong) When Golden Harvest first released "Hand of Death" in 1976, no-one paid much attention to the names of writer-director Wu Yu-sheng, third-billed actor Chen Yuen-lung or fight choreographer Hung Chin-pao in the opening credits. Within a decade, however, each of those men had changed the course of Hong Kong action filmmaking forever, under the names they are best known under to this day: John Woo, Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. After a traitor of the photo for Hand of DeathShaolin temple, Shih Shao-Feng (James Tien), has eliminated thousands of his former colleagues in exchange for power from the Manchus under the Qing dynasty, a surviving master of Shaolin, Yun Fei (Tan Tao-Liang), is tasked with the mission of bringing Shih to justice. In order to defeat Shih's overwhelmingly large army -- led by the ruthless Tu Qing (Sammo Hung) -- Yun Fei will need to team up with a skilled blacksmith (Jackie Chan) and a reluctant swordsman to beat the odds and avenge his fallen brothers. With early signs of John Woo's affinity for brotherly bonding amidst heroic bloodshed, and featuring one of Jackie Chan's earliest speaking roles after proving his mettle as a stuntman, "Hand of Death" is an old school hard-hitting kung fu gem (with a dash of wuxia) that any fan of classic Hong Kong cinema needs in their collection. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New feature commentary by martial arts cinema experts Frank Djeng & Michael Worth; "From Hong Kong to Hollywood," an archive featurette on John Woo’s early career, including interviews with Woo, Chow Yun-fat and Peter Lau; never-before-seen archive interview with star Tan Tao-Liang, filmed by his former student Michael Worth; archive interview with co-star Sammo Hung; alternate credits sequence, as "Countdown to Kung Fu"; trailer gallery; image gallery; double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch; illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by film programmer William Blaik. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.

Knock at the Cabin

photo for Knock at the Cabin (2023) While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost. Vitals: Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Stars: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn, Rupert Grint. CC, MPAA rating: R, 100 min., Horror, North American box office gross: $35.397 million, worldwide $54.736 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Read more here 2 stars


(1993 -- India) Karan Shah, Johny Lever, Archana Puran Singh, Kulbhushan Kharbanda. After the brutal murder of her kid sister, Anita begins to have horrible nightmares where a ghastly monster with an iron glove torments her. Once awake, she finds that the injuries suffered in her dreams have manifested into the physical world. Although her family and friends dismiss her warnings, it’s not long before people around her are picked off one by one by this hideously disfigured being. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Bollywood Crypt" interview with Deepak Ramsay; extensive stills gallery. (Massacre Video).

Space Wars: Quest for the Deepstar

(2023) Michael Paré, Olivier Gruner, Sarah French. Life is an adventure for space scavengers Kip Corman and his daughter Taylor as they navigate their ship through a universe filled with monsters, aliens, and robots in order to reach the mythical Deepstar and collect the riches within. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment). Read more here

Toxic Zombies

(1980) John Amplas, Judith Brown, Claude Scales. A dangerous drug war devolves into chaos when a clash between federal agents and back woods, pot-farming hippies leads to deaths on both sides. Hoping to end things quickly, the Feds decide to spray the farm with an untested herbicide, turning everyone it touches into murderous, mutant cannibals. Now the survivors of their gore-strewn rampage must band together to try and make it out alive. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Bloodshooters" interview with cinematographer David Sperling; "Farming the Forest" interview with actor Claude Scales; alternate "Toxic Zombie" title card; extensive image gallery. (Massacre Video).

Unicorn Wars

(2022 -- Spain) A provocative and darkly beautiful animated horror comedy described as Bambi meets Apocalypse Now. For ages, teddy bears have been locked in an ancestral war against their sworn enemy, the unicorns, with the promise that victory will complete the prophecy and usher in a new era. Aggressive, confident teddy bear Bluet and his sensitive, withdrawn brother Tubby could not be more different. As the rigors and humiliation of teddy bear bootcamp turn to the psychedelic horrors of a combat tour in the Magic Forest, their complicated history and increasingly strained relationship will come to determine the fate of the entire war. Formats: Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Interview with director Alberto Vásquez; “Working in Blender” featurette; feature-length animatic; trailer. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory). Read more here


(2022) Hannah John-Kamen, Douglas Booth, Colm Meaney, Kristian Nairn. A couple escapes their urban nightmare to the tranquility of rural Ireland only to hear stories of mysterious beings who live in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden. As warned by their new neighbors, in Irish lore the Redcaps will come when called to help souls in dire need of rescue, but it’s crucial to remember that there is always a dear price to pay for their aid. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Well Go USA).

Yellowstone: Season 5, Part 1

(2022) Four-disc set with eight episodes. Determined to protect his land and legacy at any cost, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) takes his fight to the halls of government in the most explosive season yet. But with greater power comes further scrutiny ... of his family, his land, and the morally questionable measures he’s taken to protect them both. As new threats emerge and old enemies return, John, Beth, Kayce, Rip, and Jamie learn that power has a price. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Undeniable Passion: Beth & Rip/Monica & Kayce" interviews; "Musical Crosscurrents" with composers Brian Tyler & Breton Vivian; "Giving Everything to This Land: Yellowstone Returns"; "Inside Yellowstone: Season 5"; "Inside the Real Yellowstone Ranch"; "Yellowstone: Inside the Phenomenon"; "Behind the Story" for every episode; "Stories from the Bunkhouse" for every episode. (Paramount).

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May 16

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

photo for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) Super Heroes Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible. Vitals: Director: Peyton Reed. Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, Katy O’Brian, William Jackson Harper, Bill Murray. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 125 min., Action Comedy, North American box office gross: $212.557 million, worldwide $473.453 million, Marvel Studios/Disney. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Gag reel; audio commentary by director Peyton Reed and writer Jeff Loveness; "All in the Family" featurette; "Formidable Foes" featurette; deleted scenes. Read more here 3 stars
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Convoy Busters

(1978 -- Italy) After brandishing his gun and badge too many times in front of powerful people, Maurizio Merli is busted down from Homicide to Emergency Squad. Despite his demotion, he is not content with letting Rome's criminal element run rampant and his violent nature soon finds him the target of both the press and the local mob. After a bloody attempt on his life, he is transferred to a quiet coastal town to run a local department but, never one to leave things alone, he quickly finds a dangerous smuggling ring is using the cover of the sea and darkness to run their operations in his sleepy district. With it's daring stunt work, violent shoot-outs, and split storyline, "Convoy Busters" ranks highly among the 70s Italian Crime Genre. Italian audio w/ English subtitles and English dubbed. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Maurizio Merli: A Lethal Hunter of Subtle Variation" with tough-guy film expert Mike Malloy; "My Father, the Cop" interview with Maurizio Matteo Merli; "The Massi Touch" interview with Danilo Massi about director Stelvio Massi; Stelvio Massi video tribute by Danilo Massi; Stelvio Massi image gallery; commentary by Mike Malloy & Mike Martinez. (Cauldron Films).

Everything Went Fine

(2023 -- France) Director: François Ozon. Stars André Dussollier, Sophie Marceau, Charlotte Rampling. When André (Dussollier) suffers a debilitating stroke and calls on his daughter Emmanuèle (Marceau) to help him die with dignity, she finds herself faced with a painful decision. Based on Emmanuèle Bernheim’s memoir and an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Everything Went Fine’s matter-of-factness elicits moments of humor that renders an otherwise weighty topic accessible. Steering clear of the moral arguments such issues often raise, the film instead focuses on the reckoning Emmanuéle has with her stubborn and unrelenting father and how to help him, with Ozon tackling a difficult subject with exceptional intelligence and sensitivity. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Cohen Media Group).
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In the Line of Duty I – IV

Four-disc set of the legendary series starring Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock and Donnie Yen. These four classic police stories from the Golden Age of Hong Kong action broke new ground showing women kicking butt as hard as any man. Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock and Cynthia Kahn star as the toughest cops on the streets, using fists, feet and guns to take down triads, thieves and international criminals. Easily the equal of any American action movies from the same era, the "In the Line of Duty" series are enduring proof of the genius (and recklessness) of Hong Kong filmmakers. 2K restorations of all four films: "Royal Warriors" (1986), "Yes, Madam!" (1985), "In the Line of Duty III" (1988) and "In the Line of Duty IV" (1989). Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New artwork by Sean Longmore; reversible sleeves featuring original artwork; a double-sided foldout poster; 100-page book by Matthew Edwards featuring interviews with Shan Tam, Michael Parker, Stephan Berwick & Michael Woods; archive stills; production imagery; posters; more. (88 Films). Read more here.
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L.A. Wars [Collector's Edition]

(1994) When power crazed drug lord Raul Guzman (Rodrigo Obregón) moves in on the mafia L.A. cocaine trade and steals the mob boss Carlo Giovani's (A.J. Stephans) money and drugs, the streets explode in violence. Featuring Vince Murdoco as undercover cop, Jake Quinn, he infiltrates the mafia as the bodyguard for Giovani's beautiful daughter, Carla (Mary E. Zilba). Jake must use his martial arts and all the weaponry he can carry to defend Carla from Guzman's hit men. Giovani's ruthless right hand man Vinny (Johnny Venokur) betrays him and tries to assault Carla but is stopped by Quinn. Vinny is humiliated and booted from the family. He then teams up with Guzman to seek revenge on Giovani. In a final showdown, Quinn must stop Vinny in his rampage for revenge and power. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with producer, co-writer and co-director Tony Kandah moderated by "Cereal at Midnight" host Heath Holland; new video commentary with producer, co-writer and co-director Tony Kandah & Heath Holland; "Starting a War conversation with "L.A. Wars" producer, co-writer and co-director Tony Kandah; "Shoot First" interview with "L.A. Wars" cinematographer Mark Morris; photo gallery; original theatrical trailer; collectible mini poster; reversible artwork; limited run slipcover (first pressing only). (MVD Rewind Collection).

The Magic Flute

(2022 -- Germany) Jack Wolfe, F. Murray Abraham, Iwan Rheon. Follows 17-year-old Tim Walker as he travels from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the legendary Mozart boarding school. There, he discovers a centuries-old forgotten passageway into the fantastic world of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Shout! Factory).

Moving On

photo for Moving On (2023) In this revenge comedy, Claire (Jane Fonda) and Evelyn (Lily Tomlin) are estranged friends who reunite to get even with Howard (Malcolm McDowell), the petulant widower of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reunites with Ralph (Richard Roundtree), her great love from her younger years, as each woman must make peace with her past and learn to treasure the value of a good friend. Vitals: Director: Paul Weitz. Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Malcolm McDowell, Sarah Burns, Richard Roundtree. CC, MPAA rating: R, 85 min., Comedy, North American box office gross: $2.097 million, worldwide $2.097 million, Lionsgate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Photo gallery. Read more here 2 stars

One Day as a Lion

(2023) Scott Caan, Frank Grillo, Marianne Rendón, Taryn Manning, George Carroll, Virginia Madsen, J.K. Simmons. Jackie Powers (Caan) is a nice guy but a lousy hit man, and when he’s sent to take out a crafty debtor (Simmons), Jackie only pisses him off. Fleeing the scene, Jackie takes bored waitress Lola as a hostage. When Jackie reveals he needs money to get his son out of jail, Lola cooks up a scheme for them to get cash from her dying mother (Madsen). Meanwhile, a thug sent to kill him is sleeping with Jackie’s ex. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

One Ranger

(2022) Thomas Jane, Dean Jagger, Dominique Tipper, Jess Liaudin, Rachel Wilde, Nick Moran, John Malkovich. British intelligence meets Texas justice in this action-thriller. A gunslinging Texas Ranger (Jane) tracks a bank robber (Jagger) across the desert -- only to discover he’s an international terrorist set on detonating a bomb in the heart of London. When the lawman’s partner is killed, he is drawn into a partnership with a British intelligence agent (Tipper) and her boss (Malkovich) to bring the outlaw to justice -- dead or alive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Jesse V. Johnson; “On the Hunt: Tracking One Ranger”; deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
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Samurai Wolf 1 & Samurai Wolf 2: Hell Cut

Legendary genre auteur Hideo Gosha's gleefully anarchic, spaghetti western-informed samurai adventures are finally available to North American audiences in one complete set. "Samurai Wolf" (1966 -- Japan): Isao Natsuyagi stars as Kiba, a charismatic ronin who wanders into a small town and ends up ensnared in a local conflict that's more than meets the eye. After dispatching a pair of highway criminals seen robbing a courier wagon, Kiba agrees to assist a beautiful blind woman who runs the local shipping company. Double- and triple-crosses ensue, illustrated with savage but economical violence courtesy of famed director Hideo Gosha's striking black and white filmmaking. The result is a lean and mean triumph of samurai cinema, cementing Gosha's status as a master of the genre. "Samurai Wolf 2: Hell Cut" (1967 -- Japan): Charismatic ronin Kiba (Isao Natsuyagi) returns, once again entangled in a complex web of intrigue, involving a crooked goldmine owner, a cynical swordsman, and an arrogant dojo master. Master filmmaker Hideo Gosha brings his trademark tight pacing and stylish action to this brisk photo for Shabu morality play, inevitably punctuated by the explosions of violent swordplay beloved by fans of the genre. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Outlaw Director" featurette; audio commentary by Chris Poggiali, co-author of "These Fists Break Bricks"; 20-page booklet with a new essay by Robin Gatto, author of "Hideo Gosha, cineaste sans maitre." (Film Movement Classics).


(2021 -- Netherlands) Meet Shabu, a 14-year-old Dutch-Surinamese aspiring rapper from The Paperclip, an innercity apartment complex in one of Rotterdam's most notorious neighborhoods. Shabu has big dreams but even bigger problems. He's just totaled his grandmother's car and desperately needs to raise some cash before the end of the summer in order to pay her back. Utilizing his musical talent and street smarts, Shabu concocts a plan to both make the money and make his family proud in this crowd-pleasing documentary that culminates in a rousingly raucous finale. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Indiepix Films).

Shanghai Joe

photo for Shanghai Joe(1973 -- Italy) Chin Hao (Chen Lee/Myoshin Hayakawa), arrives in America looking for a better life, only to be faced with locals that don't take kindly to outsiders. Much to their surprise, Chin is not your average drifter as he rips his way through racist bad guys with his >unstoppable fighting techniques. After word of his skills spreads, he gets a job at a ranch only to find that the owner, Stanley Spencer, is a cattle smuggling slave trader who brutalizes Mexican farmers and anyone else who dares get in his way. Chin ramps up the violence as he stops at nothing to free the slaves and enact revenge on the sadistic Spencer. Features a rogues' gallery of genre legends such as Klaus Kinski, Gordon Mitchell, Robert Hundar, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Carla Romanelli, Piero Lulli, and Katsutoshi Mikuriya. Italian audio w/ English subtitles and English-dubbed. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Samurai Spirit" interview with Master Katsutoshi Mikuriya; commentary with film historian Mike Hauss; trailer; "East Meets West: Italian Style visual essay by film historian Eric Zaldivar. (Cauldron Films).


(2021 -- UK) Nell Barlow, Jo Hartley, Ella-Rae Smith, Sophia Di Martino. photo for SweetheartSocially awkward lesbian teenager AJ begrudgingly joins her family on a seaside vacation. She finds herself constantly at odds with her painfully "normal" mother and older sister, neither of whom can understand why she doesn't smile more or "dress like a girl." Her anticipated "week of hell" takes an unexpected turn when Isla, a free-spirited and sun-loving lifeguard, catches her eye. Full to the brim with teen angst and romantic fumbling, the film wryly captures the bittersweet pangs of adolescent yearning, self-realization and personal connections, all against the hilarious ups and downs of the quintessential British family holiday. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Cast and crew interviews. (Film Movement).


(1968) Old Hollywood collides with New Hollywood, and screen horror with real-life horror, in the startling debut feature from Peter Bogdanovich. Produced by Roger Corman, this chillingly prescient vision of American-made carnage casts Boris Karloff as a version of himself: an aging horror-movie icon whose fate intersects with that of a seemingly ordinary young man (Tim O’Kelly) on a psychotic shooting spree around Los Angeles. Charged with provocative ideas about the relationship between mass media and mass violence, "Targets" is a model of maximally effective filmmaking on a minimal budget and a potent first statement from one of the defining voices of the American New Wave. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Peter Bogdanovich, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).
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Yakuza Graveyard (Limited Edition)

(1978 -- Japan) When he falls for the beautiful wife of the jailed boss of the Nishida gang, things start to spiral out of control for detective Kuroiwa (Tetsuya Watari). In a world where the line between police and organized crime is vague, he finds himself on the wrong side of a yakuza war when his superiors favor Nishida's rivals, the Yamashiro gang. Co-starring the iconic Meiko Kaji and featuring Nagisa Oshima as chief of police, "Yakuza Graveyard" sees director Kinji Fukasaku ("Battles without Honour and Humanity") at the peak of his powers. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Appreciation by filmmaker Kazuya Shiraishi (2022); "The Rage and the Passion" visual essay by critic Tom Mes on Meiko Kaji and Kinji Fukasaku's collaborations (2022); gallery of promotional imagery; Easter Egg; trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow; limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mika Ko on the representations of Koreans in the yakuza film, and newly translated re-prints of a contemporary review and writing by screenwriter Kazuo Kasahara; limited edition of 3000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings. (Radiance).
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Young Ip Man

(2020 -- China) Zhao Wenhao, Mou Fengbin, Li Haoxuan, Shao Xia, Shi Yuqing, Tong Xiaohu, Xi Erzhati. After an escaped convict infiltrates his school and holds all the students for ransom, a young Ip Man confronts the kidnappers head on. However, he soon finds himself in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy involving local authorities as well as some of the last people he would ever have expected to be part of the heinous plot. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).

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May 23

Creed III

photo for Creed III (2022) After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian – a fighter who has nothing to lose. Vitals: Director: Michael B. Jordan. Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, Phylicia Rashad. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 116 min., Drama, North American box office gross: $156.204 million, worldwide $273.804 million, MGM. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. 2 stars

Fist of the Condor

(2023 -- Chile) Marko Zaror, Eyal Meyer, Gina Aguad, Fernanda Urrejola, Man Soo Yoon. Upon the Incan empire’s fall to invading conquistadors, 16th-century Incan martial arts masters quickly hid a sacred manual containing the secrets behind their deadly fighting technique. But after centuries of careful safeguarding, the manual is again at risk of falling into the wrong hands, leaving its rightful guardian to battle the world’s greatest assassins to protect the ancient secrets within. A love letter to some of the most beloved martial arts films of the twentieth century, with a poignant story built on familiar thematic hallmarks of the genre, including duty, honor and sacrifice. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes. (Well Go USA).
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Petite Maman

(2021) Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" transcends time and space to weave a delicately emotional fable about grief, family, and connection across generations. In the wake of her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) accompanies her distraught mother (Nina Meurisse) to her childhood home. There, Nelly’s encounter with another young girl (Gabrielle Sanz) brings mother and daughter together in a way neither could have ever imagined. Evoking childhood’s perpetual state of wonder through luminous, richly textured images, "Petite maman" takes viewers on a journey inward for a quietly miraculous tale of emotional time travel. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with 4K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

photo for Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023) The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word "SHAZAM!" is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam. Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult Super Hero alter-egos. But when the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy -- aka Shazam -- and his family are thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of their world. Vitals: Director:. Stars: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Ross Butler, D.J. Cotrona, Grace Caroline Currey, Meagan Good, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, Helen Mirren.. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 130 min., Action Fantasy, North American box office gross: $57.638 million, worldwide $133.438 million, Warner. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. 3 stars

Swan Princess: A Fairytale Is Born

(2023) Voices of Nina Herzog, Yuri Lowenthal. Travel back to the beginning of a 20-year Swan Princess journey to see how it all began! Before becoming queen, Uberta lived a humble life with her husband Maximillian when she is suddenly thrust into royalty. Through triumph and tragedy, she learns the lessons needed to become a beloved Queen, all while raising the next generation of rulers. When it’s time for Uberta to pass the royal scepter to Odette and Derek, rival Queen Wixom has plans of her own to ruin the kingdom’s greatest coronation. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Sony).

A Thousand and One

(2023) Teyana Taylor, Aaron Kingsley Adetola, Aven Courtney. After unapologetic and fiercely loyal Inez kidnaps her six-year-old son Terry from the foster care system, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Universal).


(2022) Steven Ogg, Ally Ioannides, Keanush Tafreshi, Emily Sweet, Archelaus Crisanto. A thirsty teenager's home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Flying Lotus, Tyler MacIntyre and Joseph & Vanessa Winter, "V/H/S/99" harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary; exclusive panel from Reedpop's New York Comic Con; deleted scenes; bloopers; more. (RLJE Films).
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Violent Streets

(1974 -- Japan) After making his name in the samurai genre, master filmmaker Hideo Gosha turned his camera to the world of the yakuza, and the violent streets they control. Legendary gangster-turned-actor Noboru Ando plays Egawa, a retired yakuza underboss, now nightclub owner, who gets pulled back into the life when his old comrades demand control of his club. Meanwhile, a gang war quietly roiling behind the scenes erupts into open violence in response to a high-profile kidnapping, lending unimaginably high stakes to Egawa's reemergence onto the yakuza scene. The result is a kinetic and stylish explosion of deception, mayhem, and death that leaves no one safe -- and a masterpiece of 1970's yakuza cinema. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "Tattooed Director: Hideo Gosha" featurette; "A Street That Can't Be Beat" video essay; 16-page booklet. (Film Movement Classics).

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

photo for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Vitals: Director: Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. Stars: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Hugh Grant. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 134 min., Action, North American box office gross: $88.231 million, worldwide $194.231 million, Paramount. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "From Dice to Dragons: Honoring the Lore" behind-the-scenes with Chris Pine, Michelle"; "The Bestiary"; "Forging the Forgotten Realms"; "Broadswords, Battle-axes & Badass Brawls"; gag reel; deleted and extended scenes. Read more here 2 stars

The Last Starfighter 4K UHD

(1984) Newly restored from a 4K scan of the original negative and featuring a 4.1 mix originally created for the film's 70mm release -- never included on previous home video formats. Alex Rogan (Lance Guess) dreams of something bigger than his current existence. He photo for The Last Starfightergets more than he bargained for when he breaks the record on "The Last Starfighter" video game and is recruited by the Star League to defend the universe against Xur and the Kordan Armada. Alex and pilot Grig (Dan O'Herlihy), armed with the “last” Starfighter, are all that stand between the villainous Xur and domination. Also stars Robert Preston and Catherine Mary Stewart. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary with star Lance Guest and his son Jackson Guest; audio commentary with Mike White of The Projection Booth podcast; archival audio commentary with director Nick Castle and production designer Ron Cobb; "Maggie’s Memories: Revisiting The Last Starfighter" interview with actor Catherine Mary Stewart; "Into the Starscape: Composing The Last Starfighter" interview with composer Craig Safan; "Incredible Odds: Writing The Last Starfighter" interview with screenwriter Jonathan Betuel; "Interstellar Hit-Beast: Creating the Special Effects" interview with special effects supervisor Kevin Pike; "Excalibur Test: Inside Digital Productions" interview with sci-fi author Greg Bear on Digital Productions, the company responsible for the CGI; "Greetings Starfighter! Inside the Arcade Game" interview with arcade game collector Estil Vance on reconstructing the Starfighter game; "Heroes of the Screen" archival featurette; "Crossing the Frontier: The Making of The Last Starfighter" archival four-part documentary; image galleries; theatrical and teaser trailers; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ferguson; collector's booklet featuring writing by Amanda Reyes and sci-fi author Greg Bear's Omni magazine article on Digital Productions. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.

Mojave Diamonds

(2023) UFC superstars Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Chael Sonnen, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson star in this action-thriller. Cerrone plays Roy, a fighter who runs afoul of the Vegas mob and must run a $50 million shipment of diamonds to Mexico. He brings his G.l. brother Danny, but the shipment is stolen by a rival gang, and brother Joe’s family is abducted as punishment. Now the three siblings must join forces to penetrate the mob compound and rescue their loved ones — no matter how many lives it costs. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate). Read more here
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Noon Wine

(1966) Directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Jason Robards, Olivia de Havilland and Theodore Bikel, and based on Ktherine Anne Porter's short novel, this TV drama aired as part of the anthology series ABC Stage 67, and has not been seen since its original air date. The show was recorded live, on kinescope and the original masters were thought to be lost. The story: Royal Earle Thompson owns a dairy farm in southern Texas during the late 1890s. His farm is fairly unproductive, due in part to Thompson's laziness and distaste for most of the required labor on a farm. Thompson lives with his wife, Ellie, and two small sons, and while Ellie is continually ill, she does her best to perform her domestic duties around the farm. One day, Olaf Helton presents himself at the farm and the taciturn Swede asks Farmer Thompson for a job and is hired on the spot. Helton proves to be an invaluable asset and after nine years pass, the dairy farm is thriving, thanks to Helton's incomparable work ethic. One day, an offensive and irritating stranger named Homer T. Hatch shows up at the farm, saying he is there to "locate" Helton. Thompson takes an immediate dislike to Helton due to his grating banter and subtle insults. Hatch eventually reveals he is a bounty hunter, and Helton is an escaped mental patient. Thompson has a vision of Hatch driving a knife blade into Helton's stomach and rushes to Helton's defense, striking Hatch with an axe blade and killing him. Nenwhile, Helton flees. After a perfunctory trial, Thompson is acquitted on the ground of self-defense/defense of another but Thompson continues to relive the killing, endlessly reviewing possible options, other paths he could have taken. Worse, though he is legally "not guilty," the community regards him as not innocent, and fears that he has become an outcast. In a climactic scene at home, Thompson realizes that even his wife is afraid of him and that their now nearly grown sons no longer trust him. Dressed in his best, Thompson writes a note of explanation, how he never meant to kill Hatch. Poignantly, Thompson puts no blame on Helton, observing that had Hatch come hunting him instead of Helton, his friend would have done the same for him. Formats: DVD. (Liberation Hall).
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Rain Man (Anniversary Edition)

(1988) Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay (Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow), Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman) and Best Director (Barry Levinson), makes its 4K Ultra HD format debut (for its 35th Anniversary) with a new restoration (a just completed 4K high definition 16-Bit Scan of the original camera negative) approved by Levinson and presented in its original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio in Dolby Vision / HDR. "Rain Man" stars Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise as estranged brothers on a road trip unlike any other across America. Charlie Babbitt (Cruise) has been given the news that his recently deceased father has left his entire fortune to his autistic brother Raymond (Hoffman), who he did not know existed. In a crass bid to grab some, if not all of the inheritance, Charlie abducts Raymond and what begins as a money-making scheme for Charlie turns into a journey of discovery between brothers who are worlds apart. Formats: Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo. Extras: Three audio commentaries (one with director Barry Levinson, one with co-writer Barry Morrow and a third with co-writer Ronald Bass; several making of/behind the scenes featurettes including: "The Journey of Rain Man" featurette, "Lifting the Fog: A Look at the Mysteries of Autism" featurette; a deleted scene; original theatrical trailer; more. (MVD Marquee Collection).
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Redline (Special Edition)

(2007) On the streets of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, daredevil drivers race the world's most exotic cars for million dollar bets. But as the stakes rise, so does the danger -- from deadly crashes to kidnapping and murder -- and only the fast and furious survive. With adrenaline-pumping action and some of the rarest, most expensive high performance vehicles ever raced and obliterated on film, "Redline" roars into high gear and doesn't let off the gas until the final explosive rush. Directed by legendary stuntman and fight choreographer Andy Cheng ("End Game") and featuring Nadia Bjorlin, Nathan Phillips, Angus Macfadyen, Tim Matheson, Jesse Johnson, Eddie Griffin and Ernie Reyes Jr., with enough gorgeous cinematography from Academy Award® nominee Bill Butler ("Jaws," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"), whose "camera's intimacy with vehicles at rocket velocity is striking," and "breathless" editing to keep you on the edge of your seat from the start to the finish line. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Under the Hood: The Making of Redline"; "Redline at the LA Auto Show"; original theatrical trailer. (MVD Marquee Collection).
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The Siege

(2023 -- UK) Daniel Stisen, Lauren Okadigbo, Yennis Cheung, Byron Gibson, Steven Blades. After being compromised during a mission gone wrong, an international assassin is sent to a reassignment center to receive a new identity and erase any trace of his past handiwork. However, when a ruthless team of operatives storms the secure compound, he reluctantly teams up with an elite hitwoman and her mysterious charge in order to make it out alive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).


(2023) After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth … 65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive. Vitals: Director: Scott Beck & Bryan Woods. Stars: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 93 min., Sci-Fi, North American box office gross: $31.982 million, worldwide $56.182 million, Sony. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; "Creating the World of 65"; "Primordial Planet"; "Final Showdown: Concepts to Screen"; more. Read more here 2 stars

Spinning Gold

(2023) Jeremy Jordan, Michelle Monaghan, Jay Pharoah, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jason Isaacs, Lyndsy Fonseca, Dan Fogler, Peyton List. A biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records. The musical journey of Neil Bogart and how his Casablanca Records created the greatest soundtrack of our lives. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital, VOD, Digital. (Universal).
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Thelma & Louise

(1991) Two women, a turquoise Thunderbird, the ride of a lifetime. With this pop-culture landmark, screenwriter Callie Khouri and action auteur Ridley Scott rewrote the rules of the road movie, telling the story of two best friends who find themselves transformed into accidental fugitives during a weekend getaway gone wrong — leading them on a high-speed Southwest odyssey as they elude police and discover freedom on their own terms. Propelled by irresistible performances from Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis (plus Brad Pitt in a sexy, star-making turn) — and nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one for Khouri — the exhilaratingly cathartic "Thelma & Louise" stands as cinema’s ultimate ode to ride-or-die female friendship. Formats: 4K UHD + Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Ridley Scott, 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 two Blu-rays with the film and special features. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Two Sinners and a Mule

(2023) Chantelle Albers, Hannah James, Cam Gigandet, Cord Newman, David Midthunder, Buck Taylor, Luce Rains. Kicked out of a small Western town for sinful behavior, free-spirited Alice (Albers) and Nora (James) set out for Virginia City to pursue their dream of opening a restaurant. Out on the prairie, they come across an injured bounty hunter named Elden (Gigandet). Hoping to share in the reward, they nurse Elden back to health and help him stalk his prey, Grimes (Newman). But as Nora and Alice both develop feelings for Elden, no one notices that Grimes is now on their tail, and the hunters become the hunted. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate). Read more here

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