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May 7

Amityville Bigfoot

(2024) Eric Roberts, Tuesday Knight, Lorelei Linklater, Shawn C. Phillips, Lauren Francesca. Birdwatchers, activists, scientists, and a film crew unknowingly converge in Bigfoot's neck of the woods in Amityville, where something even more sinister lurks. Formats: DVD. (SRS Cinema).

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Dr Jekyll and the Werewolf

(1972 -- Spain) Paul Naschy, Jack Taylor, Mirta Miller, Shirley Corrigan. This is the fifth film to feature Spanish actor Paul Naschy as Waldemar the Wolfman. The previous episode – "Fury of The Wolfman" – had not been well received. Naschy was determined to get the series back on track and with his next appearance as the Wolfman he pulled out all the stops. Here, he comes to swinging seventies London, seeking a cure to his malady. Unfortunately he meets Dr Jekyll, who injects him with a serum that turns him into the lascivious killer, Mr Hyde. In his top hat and black cloak, Hyde haunts the fleshpots of Soho, while two gorgeous women fight for possession of his wolfman soul. Top grade Euro-horror and definitely the craziest werewolf film ever. Disc includes both the Spanish cut and the rarely seen export version of the film. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Paul Naschy on Dr Jekyl; Jack Taylor, "testigo del fantástico," directed by Diego López-Fernández; Jack Taylor on Fantaterror; film maker Victor Matellano on the career of director Leon Klimovsky; audio commentary from the Naschy cast. (Mondo Macabro).


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Night Falls on Manhattan [Limited Edition]

(1996) In a career that includes Oscar-nominated masterpieces such as "Serpico", "Prince of the City" and "The Verdict," director Sidney Lumet has cross-examined the fine line between those who enforce the law and those who exploit it, both in the courtroom and on the streets. Adapting a novel by former NYPD officer Robert Daley ("Year of the Dragon"), Lumet once again exposes the corrupt underbelly of the city that never sleeps. Sean Casey (Andy Garcia) is an assistant district attorney and a rising star in the New York City legal system. He is forced into a tough position when his ambitious boss, seeking re-election, asks Sean to prosecute a drug dealer caught by two NYPD detectives under controversial circumstances - one of whom happens to be Sean's father (Ian Holm). As Sean gets closer to the truth in the case, what he uncovers may break his faith in the legal system, threaten his promising career and tear his family apart. Boasting a powerhouse supporting cast including Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss and James Gandolfini, this underrated entry in Lumet's canon of crime classics can be freshly reappraised with a new restoration and illuminating bonus features. Brand new 2K remaster from the original negative by Arrow Films. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment)

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One from the Heart: Reprise

(1982/2024) Director: Francis Ford Coppola; stars Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Nastassja Kinski, Raul Julia. Six minutes of footage have been added to replace the original negative, previously thought to be destroyed, resulting in a brand-new Reprise version, approved by Coppola himself. Six brand-new special features (available on the 4K restoration) plus the 1982 cut on Blu-ray, filled with classic 1982 bonus content. Tells the story of a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the Fourth of July leads them both to a night on the Strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice? Featuring breathtaking design, show-stopping set pieces, the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro ("Apocalypse Now," "The Last Emperor") and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar-nominated music of the one and only Tom Waits, this neon explosion of color, sound, and innovation is a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers. Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: 4K disc – "One From the Heart: Reprise": Francis Ford Coppola feature commentary; new "The Look of One From the Heart"; new "The Cast of One From the Heart"; new "The Choreography of One From the Heart"; new "Reinventing the Musical: Baz Luhrmann One From the Heart"; new "One from the Heart: Reprise" restoration comparison; 2024 trailer. Blu-ray disc – "One From the Heart: 1982 cut: "The Making of One From the Heart"; "The Dream Studio"; "The Electronic Cinema;" "Tom Waits and the Music from One From the Heart"; deleted scenes; videotaped rehearsals; Francis Ford Coppola speaks to the exhibitors; press conference at the studio; "This One’s From the Heart" music video; stop-motion demo; the Tom Waits score: alternate tracks; 2003 theatrical trailer; 1982 theatrical trailer. (Lionsgate). Read more here.


A Story of Floating Weeds / Floating Weeds: Two Films By Yasujiro Ozu

(1934/1959) In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic "A Story of Floating Weeds" in color with celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa. Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and their son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. Together, the films offer a unique glimpse into the evolution of one of cinema's greatest directors. "A Story of Floating Weeds" finds Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; "Floating Weeds" reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness of everyday life. 4K digital master of "Floating Weeds," with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

The Taste of Things

(2023 -- France) Juliette Binoche, Benoit Magime, Emmanuel Salinger. Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie. They share a long history of gastronomy and love, but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Interview with Juliette Binoche; interview with Benoît Magimel; interview with director Tran Anh Hung. (IFC Films).

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May 14

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The American Society of Magical Negroes

(2024) A young man gets recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to making white people's lives easier. Although initially enamored with his new powers, he begins to question the value of using supernatural means to do the very thing he's felt obligated to do his whole life. Vitals: Director: Kobi Libii. Stars: Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Drew Tarver, Michaela Watkins, Aisha Hinds, Tim Baltz, Rupert Friend, Nicole Byer. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 104 min., Comedy, North American box office gross: 2.480 million, worldwide $2.480 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Secret Society Members"; "Crafting a Magical Society"; "Speaking Your Truth"; feature commentary with director/writer/producer Kobi Libii. 2 stars Read more here.

The Coffee Table

(2022 -- Spain) David Pareja, Estefanía de los Santos, Josep Riera, Claudia Riera, Eduardo Antuña. Horror comedy follows Jesus and Maria, a couple going through a difficult time in their relationship. Nevertheless, they have just become parents. To shape their new life, they decide to buy a new coffee table. A decision that will change their existence. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Cinephobia Releasing). Read more here

Destroy All Neighbors

(2024) Jonah Ray Rodrigues, Alex Winter, Kiran Deol. William Brown (Rodrigues), a neurotic, self-absorbed musician determined to finish his prog-rock magnum opus, faces a creative roadblock in the form of a noisy and grotesque neighbor named Vlad (Winter). Finally working up the nerve to demand that Vlad keep it down, William inadvertently decapitates him. But, while attempting to cover up one murder, William’s accidental reign of terror causes victims to pile up and become undead corpses who torment and create more bloody detours on his road to prog-rock Valhalla. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette; interviews with Alex Winter and Jonah Ray; cast commentary. (RLJ/Image Entertainment).

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Dune: Part Two

(2024) The next chapter of Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel “Dune.” Explores the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. Vitals: Director: Denis Villeneuve. Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 166 min., Sci Fi Action Adventure, North American box office gross: $265.0 million, worldwide $665.4 million, Warner. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Chakobsa Training," "Creating the Fremen World," "Finding the Worlds of Dune," "Buzz Around the New Thopter," "Worm-Riding," "Becoming Feyd," "A New Set of Threads," "Deeper into the Desert: The Sounds of the Dune." 3 stars Read more here.

The Gate

(1996) Stephen Dorff, Louis Tripp, Christa Denton. When best friends Glen and Terry stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen's backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth The Gate — an underground chamber of terrifying demonic evil. The teenagers soon understand what evil they've released as they are overcome with an assortment of horrific experiences. With fiendish followers invading suburbia, it's now up to the kids to discover the secret that can lock The Gate forever. Formats: Blu-ray Steelbook. Extras: Audio commentaries; isolated score selections and audio interview; eight featurettes; teaser trailer; theatrical trailer; TV spot; storyboard gallery; behind-the-scenes still gallery. (Lionsgate).

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(2023) When Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter, Alice, finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey. As Alice's behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be. Vitals: Director: Jeff Wadlow. Stars: DeWanda Wise, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Pyper Braun, Betty Buckley, Matthew Sato, Veronica Falcón. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 104 min., Horror, North American box office gross: $27.444 million, worldwide $38.002 million, Lionsgate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary by producer-cowriter-director Jeff Wadlow and executive producer-actress DeWanda Wise; "Meet Your New Imaginary Friends"; "Frills and Thrills" costume design; "Crafting the Beasts of Imaginary" effects; "Bringing Nightmares to Life" featurette. 2 stars Read more here.

The Lair of the White Worm

(1988) Director Ken Russel; stars Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, Catherine Oxenberg. James D’Ampton (Grant) returns to his country castle in England. Legend has it that James’s distant ancestor once slayed the local dragon — a monstrous white worm with a fondness for the sweet flesh of virgins. The young lord dismisses the legend as folklore, until archaeology student Angus Flint explores James’s property and unearths a massive reptilian skull and a pagan snake god’s ancient site of worship. When James’s virtuous girlfriend, Eve Trent (Oxenberg), suddenly disappears, James and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm’s lair, where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil. Formats: Blu-ray + Digital Code Steelbook. Extras: Audio commentaries; “Worm Food: The Effects of The Lair of the White Worm”; interviews; trailers and gallery. (Lionsgate).

Noryang: Deadly Sea

(2023 -- South Korea) Kim Yun-seok, Baek Yoon-sik, Jung Jae-young, Huh Joon-ho. In the third and final chapter of director Kim Han-Min's epic nautical trilogy, legendary Korean admiral Yi Sun-Sin (Kim Yun-seok) faces his final fight in the high-stakes naval battle that changed the very course of human history: the last major battle of the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Character histories. (Well Go USA).

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One Life

(2024) The true story of Sir Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realized it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed? Fifty years later, it's 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn't able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It's not until a live BBC television show, "That's Life," surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children - now adults - that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades. Vitals: Director: James Hawes. Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Lena Olin, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn, Romola Garai, Jonathan Pryce. CC, MPAA rating: PG , 109 min., Bio Drama, North American box office gross: $1.713 million, worldwide $49.259 million, Decal Bleecker. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. 3 stars

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Peeping Tom

(1960) Having brought British cinema into exalted realms of fantasy and imagination, Michael Powell took a dark detour into obsession, voyeurism, and violence with this groundbreaking metacinematic investigation into the mechanics of fear. Armed with his killer camera, photographer and filmmaker Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) unleashes the traumas of his childhood by murdering women and recording their deaths -- until he falls for his downstairs neighbor, and finds himself struggling against his dark compulsions. Received with revulsion upon its release only to be reclaimed as a masterpiece, the endlessly analyzed, still-shocking "Peeping Tom" dares viewers to confront their own relationship to the violence on-screen. Formats: 4K UHD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural 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).

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May 21

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Coup de Chance

(2023 -- France) Fanny (Lou de Laâge) and Jean (Melvil Poupaud) look like the ideal married couple – they’re both professionally accomplished, they live in a gorgeous apartment in an exclusive neighborhood of Paris, and they seem to be in love just as much as they were when they first met. But when Fanny accidentally bumps into Alain (Niels Schneider), a former high school classmate, she’s swept off her feet. They soon see each other again and get closer and closer ... and their new bond leads to marital infidelity and ultimately crime. Vitals: Director: Woody Allen. Stars: Lou De Laâge, Valérie Lemercier, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Schneider. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 93 min., Romantic Thriller, MPI Media Group. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. 3 stars Read more here.

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Crimson Peak [Limited Edition]

(2015) From the imagination of Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth," "The Shape of Water") comes "Crimson Peak," a lavish, stunningly realized journey into the dark heart of Gothic romance. Beginning in Buffalo, New York, during the 1880s, "Crimson Peak" stars Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing, an aspiring writer who is haunted by the death of her mother. Edith falls in love with seductive stranger Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), who whisks her off to Allerdale Hall, his baronial, yet dilapidated English mansion built upon a mountain of blood-red clay. Here Edith meets Lucille (Jessica Chastain), Thomas's sister who at times seems hostile and jealous. As Edith struggles to feel at home in the imposing residence, she gradually uncovers a horrendous family secret and encounters supernatural forces that will help he discover the terrible truth behind Crimson Peak. Boasting incredibly intricate and ornate production design and a rich visual style, del Toro's film is a grandiose, boldly baroque triumph of Gothic decadence, which expertly combines and contrasts the sublimely beautiful with the shockingly grotesque. "Crimson Peak" is presented here in sumptuous special packaging, with a wealth of extra features, affording unprecedented insight into the making of this modern Gothic classic. 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible), approved by director Guillermo del Toro. Original DTS:X Master Audio sound. Formats: 4K UHD. Extras: Read more here. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

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Deathdream (aka Dead of Night)

(1974) In honor of its 50th anniversary, director Bob Clark’s film makes its world-wide debut on 4K UHD and Remastered Blu-ray from a brand new 4K restoration. Charles and Christine (Academy Award nominees John Marley and Lynn Carlin) receive the tragic news that their son Andy (Richard Backus) has died in Vietnam. As Charles and their daughter (Anya Ormsby) begin to process their grief, Christine refuses to believe her son has been killed. Indeed, when Andy shows up at the front door soon thereafter, the family joyfully welcomes him home and chalks the whole thing up to a clerical error. As the days go by, Andy’s behavior becomes stranger and more erratic and when his true violent nature is revealed, sides are drawn in the family – setting up an unforgettable ending. Formats: Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo. Extras: Audio commentaries with co producer/director Bob Clark, writer/make-up artist Alan Ormsby, and others; cast and crew retrospective interviews; restored theatrical trailer; extensive still galleries; more. (Blue Underground).

Fraser: Season 1

(2023) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes of the second "Frasier" series. Follow Frasier Crane in the next chapter of his life as he returns to Boston, Mass., with new challenges to face, new relationships to forge, and an old dream or two to finally fulfill. Frasier has re-entered the building. Formats: DVD. (Allied Vaughn).

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Narc [Limited Edition]

(2002) A natural successor to the violent thrillers of the 70s, director Joe Carnahan's breakthrough "Narc" brings the genre screaming into a new era, setting the standard for the modern cop drama with its gritty, unrelenting tone and style. In wintry Detroit, narcotics cop Nick Tellis (Jason Patric) is recovering from an undercover operation gone wrong. In the hopes of being assigned a quiet desk job, he agrees to return to active duty and partner up with Detective Henry Oak (Ray Liotta) to investigate the apparent murder of Oak's former partner. As both men become lost in the depths of the case, boundaries become blurred, and their relationship begins to vacillate between intensely personal and unsettlingly suspicious. One of the best crime films of the 21st century, "Narc" is back in an intense new filmmaker-approved 4K remaster, with brutally immersive Atmos audio, and featuring hours of previously unreleased on-set interviews and brand-new bonus features. Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh. Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh. Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Michelle Kisner, a new interview with producer Diane Nabatoff and archival interviews and articles. Formats: 4K UHD, Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).


Three Revolutionary Films By Ousmane Sembène

Having blazed a trail for African filmmakers to tell their own stories on-screen, Senegalese auteur Ousmane Sembène took his career-long project -- to unlock cinema’s potential as a vehicle for social change -- in increasingly urgent and provocative directions in the 1970s. Searing critiques of colonialism, political corruption, patriarchal arrogance, and religious indoctrination, his three features from this decade -- the radical call to resistance "Emitaï" (1971), the wickedly subversive satire "Xala" (1975), and the controversial historical epic "Ceddo" (1977) -- confirmed his standing as a fearless truth-teller for whom the camera was the ultimate weapon in the fight against oppression in all its forms. New 4K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

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May 28

Amelia's Children

(2024 -- Portugal) Brigette Lundy-Paine, Carloto Cotta. When Edward’s search for his biological family leads him and his girlfriend Ryley to a magnificent villa high in the mountains of Northern Portugal, he is full of excitement at meeting his long-lost mother and twin brother. Finally, he will discover who he is and where he comes from. But nothing is as it seems, and Edward will soon learn that he is linked to them by a monstrous secret. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Label). Read more here

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Anatomy of a Fall

(2023 -- France) The closer we look, the less we know in Justine Triet’s masterful Palme d’Or–winning film, an eerily riveting courtroom thriller that examines the line where truth becomes fiction and fiction becomes truth. When Sandra Voyter (a transfixing Sandra Hüller), a writer who turns the material of her life into autofiction, is put on trial for the suspicious death by defenestration -- or was it suicide? -- of her husband, it opens up an inquiry that will turn a troubled home inside out. Tapping into the minimalist intensity of a chamber drama -- and using intricate, elliptical editing -- Triet constructs a mystery that is ultimately less about a death than about the hidden lives we lead. Vitals: Director: Justine Triet. Stars: Sandra Hüller, Milo Machado Graner, Antoine Reinartz. CC, MPAA rating: R, 151 min., Drama Mystery, North American box office gross: $4.624 million, worldwide $28.375 million, The Criterion Collection. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: New interview with director Justine Triet; deleted and alternate scenes; audition footage of actors Milo Machado Graner and Antoine Reinartz and rehearsal footage of Machado Graner and actor Sandra Hüller; trailer; an essay by critic Alexandra Schwartz. 3 stars Read more here.

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Arthur the King

(2024) An unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light (Mark Wahlberg) and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur over the course of a grueling 10-day, 435-mile racecourse. Based on true events, "Arthur the King" follows Light, desperate for one last chance to win, as he convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. Pushing the team to the outer limits of endurance and sacrifice, Arthur redefines what victory, loyalty, and friendship truly mean. Vitals: Director: Simon Cellan Jones. Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Simu Liu, Juliet Rylance, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ali Suliman, Paul Guilfoyle. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 107 min., Adventure, North American box office gross: $24.453 million, worldwide $30.206 million, Lionsgate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Adventure Racing: On Set” featurette. Blu-ray adds Audio commentary with director Simon Cellan Jones and Author Mikael Lindnord; commentary with producers Tucker Tooley and Tessa Tooley; commentary with producer Mark Canton and executive producer Dorothy Canton; “Finding Arthur” featurette; “A Love Letter to Arthur” featurette; “A Dog’s Journey: Making Arthur the King” featurette; Mark Wahlberg and Best Friends Animal Society; theatrical trailer. 2 stars Read more here.

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Bob Marley: One Love

(2024) Bio-drama celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love, peace, and unity. The film highlights Bob Marley's powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music that changed the world. Vitals: Director: . Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Micheal Ward, James Norton, Lashana Lynch, Michael Gandolfini, Anthony Welsh. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 107 min., Bio-Drama, North American box office gross: $96.893 million, worldwide $177.193 million, Paramount. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Becoming Bob Marley"; "The Story: Bringing Bob Marley's Story to Life"; "The Cas"; "On Location: Jamaica And England"; "The Band"; extended and deleted scenes. 3 stars

The Bricklayer

(2024) Director: Renny Harlin; stars Aaron Eckhart, Nina Dobrev, Clifton Collins Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Ilfenesh Hadera, Oliver Trevena. When a rogue insurgent blackmails the CIA by assassinating foreign journalists and framing the government, the agency must lure their most brilliant yet rebellious operative out of retirement to unravel the international conspiracy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Vertical Entertainment).

Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms

(2023 -- China) Kris Phillips, Li Xuejian, Huang Bo, Yu Shi, Chen Muchi. After conspiring with a conniving fox demon to kill the emperor and seize power, King Zhou reigns as a tyrant so brutal that he incurs the wrath of Heaven. In a final attempt to save the mortal world from desperate peril, the gods decide to intervene and invest in an unlikely champion brave enough to challenge the evil king—even if it may cost him everything. Lavish, fantasy action epic. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Well Go USA).

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(2000) Bullied by her father at home and feeling adrift at school, Diana Guzman (Michelle Rodriguez) finds refuge in an unexpected pocket of her native Brooklyn -- a timeworn boxing gym, where she learns to channel her strength, discovers a sense of community, and falls for a rival fighter. In Karyn Kusama’s raw, understated feature debut, Rodriguez commands the screen with both tightly coiled intensity and deep wells of vulnerability as a young woman hitting back at society’s expectations and her own personal demons. Capturing the full emotional weight of Diana’s journey and the kinetic thrill of bodies in motion, Kusama crafts a singularly uncompromising story of self-realization. Formats: Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Karyn Kusama and director of photography Patrick Cady, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Into the Blue

(2005) Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Scott Caan, Ashley Scott. While diving off the coast of the Bahamas, four friends Jared (Walker), Sam (Alba), Amanda (Scott), and Bryce (Caan) discover the wreckage of a legendary sunken ship. Nearby lies a crashed transport plane, with a different kind of cargo on board, landing each of the friends in hot water as greed turns their idyllic setting into a living nightmare. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Capelight Pictures).

Io Capitano

(2024 -- Italy) Seydou Sarr, Moustapha Fall. Nominated for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards, and from the acclaimed director of "Gomorrah and Dogman," "Io Capitano" narrates the epic journey of a teenage boy and his cousin as they decide to leave Senegal for the promise of Europe. Throughout this compelling odyssey, the young man confronts a myriad of challenges, from the harsh realities of the desert to the harrowing experiences in Libyan detention centers and the risks of the open sea. Filmed over a span of 13 weeks in Senegal, Italy, and Morocco, with a cast of non-professional actors, this uplifting film ventures into the intricacies and contradictions of the human experience. In Wolof and French with English subtitles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Cohen Media Group).

Knox Goes Away

(2024) Michael Keaton, James Marsden, Al Pacino, Marcia Gay Harden, Ray McKinnon. Keaton directs and stars in this unpredictable thriller as John Knox, a hit man attempting to make amends before his recently discovered dementia takes over. Aided by a trusted friend (Pacino) with his own shady past, Knox races against the police — and his own rapidly deteriorating mind — to save his estranged son (Marsden) from a vengeance-fueled mistake and "cash out" before it's too late. Formats: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio Commentary with director Michael Keaton and producers Trevor Matthews and Nick Gordon; "Building the Performances of Knox Goes Away." (Lionsgate). Read more here

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Kung Fu Panda 4

(2024) After learning he must find a new hero to take over as Dragon Warrior so that he may fulfill his destiny as the next spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, Po decides to take one last adventurous mission. He teams up with a quick-witted thief named Zhen, a corsac fox, to discover the truth about recent sightings of villains he’s defeated in the past. In a journey that puts both to the test, it will take a wicked, powerful sorceress, The Chameleon, to bring them together and remind Po that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places. Vitals: Director: Mike Mitchell. Stars: Voices of Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, James Hong, Ian McShane, Ke Huy Quan. CC, MPAA rating: PG, 93 min., Animated Family Adventure, North American box office gross: $192.6 million, worldwide $533.5 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Dueling Dumplings"; "Mastering the Dumpling"; "Bad Bunny Review"; deleted scenes; "Kung Fu Talking"; "Meet the Cast"; "Kung Fu Panda 4 All!!"; "How to Draw: Po, Zhen, The Chameleon, The Bad Bunnies"; "Shadow Puppet Theater"; feature commentary with director Mike Mitchell, co-director Stephanie Ma Stine, production designer Paul Duncan, head of story Calvin Tsang, and head of character animation Sean Sexton. 3 stars Read more here.

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Pandemonium [Limited Edition]

(2023) Director Quarxx ("All the Gods in the Sky") explores the peculiar, welcoming all those hungry for wonder, in this unique cinematic blend of fantasy, drama, genre, and humor. Nathan (Hugo Dillon) and Daniel (Arben Bajraktaraj) are caught in a road accident that kills them both. As they come to grips with their deaths, Nathan confronts his past and the consequences of his actions. Now trapped in the hellish void of Pandemonium, he encounters tortured souls like Jeanne (Manon Maindivide), a disturbed child; Julia (Ophélia Kolb), a grief-stricken mother; and Norghul (Jean Rousseau), the guide of the great void. Will he find a way to escape the torment that awaits him for eternity? "Pandemonium" takes the viewer on a chilling journey as three interconnected stories unravel in this macabre exploration of tales depicting fallen souls. From the intricacies of everyday drama to the realms of supernatural intrigue, each narrative weaves a haunting tapestry that blurs the lines between the mortal and the supernatural. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

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Prison Walls: Abashiri Prison I-III

(1965 -- Japan) The first three entries in the landmark series, directed by Teruo Ishii and starring Ken Takakura. Presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray from brand new restorations. Available as part of The Masters of Cinema Series, the first print run of 2000 copies in each territory will feature an O-card slipcase. Constructed in the late 19th century to house political prisoners, Japan’s infamous Abashiri Prison served as the inspiration for a popular and prolific run of yakuza movies released between 1965 and 1972. This release presents the first three entries in the landmark series, directed by the “King of Cult” Teruo Ishii and starring a titan of Japanese genre cinema, Ken Takakura: "Abashiri Prison," "Another Abashiri Prison Story" and "Abashiri Prison: Saga of Homesickness." Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary tracks by Tom Mes, Chris Poggiali and Mike Leeder & Arne Venema; "Tony Rayns on Abashiri Prison" new interview with critic and Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns; new video appreciation by Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling; trailers; collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Mark Schilling (First Pressing Only). (Eureka/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.

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A Queen's Ransom

(1976 -- Hong Kong) Perhaps even God can’t save the Queen in this Martial Arts classic. As Queen Elizabeth II arrives in Hong Kong for a state visit, a band of skilled mercenaries plan her assassination. Contracted by an Irish Republican (George Lazenby), the international group of hired killers includes a Japanese explosives expert (Chang Pei-shan), a Thai boxer (Bolo Yeung), a Filipino sniper (Peter Chan Lung), and a veteran of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (Wang Yu). As the conspirators move to carry out their plot, two police officials (Ko Chun-Hsiung and Charles Heung) work with a young socialite (Tanny Tien Ni) in a race against time to save the Monarch’s head – while also trying to manage a crisis that has brought a huge number of refugees to Hong Kong, including a young Cambodian princess (Mao). Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary on the Hong Kong theatrical version by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival); new audio commentary on the export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema; new documentary featurette by martial artist and actor Michael Worth; treversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork; trailers; limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver [First print run of 2000 copies only]. (Eureka/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.

Red Right Hand

(2024) Orlando Bloom, Andie MacDowell, Chapel Oaks, Garret Dillahunt. Cash (Bloom) is trying to live an honest and quiet life taking care of his recently orphaned niece Savannah (Oaks) in the Appalachian town of Odim County. When the sadistic kingpin Big Cat (MacDowell) who runs the town forces him back into her services, Cash learns he’s capable of anything -- even killing -- to protect the town and the only family he has left. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Magnolia Home Entertainment). Read more here

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Shinobi [Limited Edition]

(1962 -- Japan) It's the 16th century and Japan is in chaos. Samurai clans engage each other in battle over who gets to rule the nation, while warlords call upon the ninja to spy on and assassinate their rivals. Goemon, an ambitious young member of a ninja family, is thrown into the turmoil of Japanese history when his village is wiped out by the forces of leading warlord Oda Nobunaga, who has sworn to eradicate the ninja in his quest for absolute power. Fueled by vengeance, Goemon uses every weapon in his arsenal to bring down Oda and to prove that a ninja is an army of one. Starring "the Japanese James Dean" Raizo Ichikawa alongside Tomisaburo Wakayama and Ayako Wakao, the Shinobi series was an epoch-making success and became a social phenomenon that left deep marks on Japan of the 1960s, from children's playgrounds to the leftist counter-culture. Packed with spectacular and oft-copied action scenes, it also established the ground rules for all ninja movies that followed, introducing such classic tropes as the shuriken throwing star and the iconic black mask and suit. Two-disc set with all three Shinobi films: "Band of Assassins," "Revenge" and "Resurrection." Limited Edition of 3000 copies, presented in a rigid box with full-height Scanavo cases and removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (Radiance/MVD Entertainment).

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The Valiant Ones

(1975 -- Hong Kong) During the reign of the Jiajing Emperor (Chao Lei), China’s coastal regions have come under attack by wokou – Japanese pirates under the leadership of the infamous Hakatatsu (Sammo Hung). To combat this threat, the Emperor tasks a trusted general, Zhu Wan (Tu Kuang-chi), with assembling a group of skilled warriors to find and eliminate the pirates. Under the command of General Yu Dayou (Roy Chiao), the band of soldiers – including husband-and-wife sword-fighters Wu Ji-yuan (Wing Bai) and Wu Ruo-shi (Feng Hsu) – set out to draw Hakatatsu, his ally Xu Dong (Han Ying-chieh) and their pirate clan into a series of spectacular showdowns. Formats: Blu-ray, 4K UHD. Extras: Read more here. (Eureka/MVD Entertainment).

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