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May 7


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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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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.

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Postal

(2007) Director: Uwe Boll; Stars Zack Ward, David Foley, Verne Troyer, Jackie Tohn, Chris Coppola. Dive into the chaotic world of Postal Dude, a man down on his luck, thrust into an outlandish scheme by his cult-leading uncle. Their audacious heist at a local amusement park, targeting a coveted trove of trendy toys, spirals into madness with the sudden intervention of terrorists with a sinister plot. Massacre Video brings Uwe Boll's daring and controversial adaptation of the popular video game to stunning 4K UHD. This darkly comedic masterpiece has been meticulously scanned from the original negatives for a state-of-the-art 4K presentation. Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo. Extras: Director audio commentary; "Running With Scissors" audio commentary: behind the scenes; deleted scenes; making of features; gag reel. (Massacre Video).

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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).


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May 14

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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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Imaginary

(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).
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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

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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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

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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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Girlfight

(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).

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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.

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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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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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