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July 2

Housekeeping for Beginners

(2023 -- Macedonia) Anamaria Marinca, Alina Serban, Samson Selim, Vladimir Tintor, Mia Mustafa, Dzada Selim, Sara Klimoska. From acclaimed filmmaker Goran Stolevski comes a story exploring the universal truths of family, both the ones we’re born into and the ones we find for ourselves. Dita never wanted to be a mother, but circumstances force her to raise her girlfriend’s two daughters, tiny troublemaker Mia and rebellious teen Vanesa. A battle of wills ensues as the three continue to butt heads and become an unlikely family that must fight to stay together. (Universal).

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Minnesota Mean

(2023) Documentary takes viewers into the thrilling world of roller derby, following the lives of six badass women as they chase after the ultimate prize, the Hydra. When the team’s top player gets sidelined with an injury, the question looms large: can they still clinch the victory? This isn’t a typical sports tale -- it’s a raw and real look at the tough, independent women at the core of roller derby. A triumphant tale of grit and determination that shows how fierce women navigate a sport that demands teamwork as they juggle the demands of roller derby without giving up on their personal dreams. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Freestyle Digital Media). Read more here.

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

(1973) Sam Peckinpah’s cycle of genre-redefining westerns came to a close with this blood- and dust-caked elegy for the American West, which marries his renegade style with a fatalistic sense of finality. As newly minted lawman Pat Garrett (James Coburn) stalks the outlaw Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) across the plains, their old friendship is twisted into rivalry, and mythic ideals of freedom come up against an emerging ruling-class order -- all to the strains of a haunting soundtrack by Bob Dylan (who also appears as the mercurial Alias). "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" -- presented here for the first time in three separate versions -- stands as perhaps the maverick auteur’s richest, most mature work, a world-weary ballad that bears the solemn weight of history passing into legend. New 4K digital restoration of the 50th Anniversary Release, supervised by editors Paul Seydor and Roger Spottiswoode, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. New 4K digital restoration of the Original Theatrical Release, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Two 4K UHD discs of the films presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the films and special features; new 2K digital master of director Sam Peckinpah's Final Preview Cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Formats: 4K + Blu-ray, Blu-ray. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

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Who’s That Girl BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1987) Madonna, Griffin Dunne. Loudon Trott (Dunne) is a straight-laced lawyer assigned by his boss and prospective father-in-law to pick up free-spirited parolee Nikki Finn (Madonna) from jail and make sure she gets on the first bus out of town. However, Nikki forces Loudon to take a detour so she can find evidence that will clear her name. As he accompanies Nikki on her quest, joined by a South American panther he has picked up for another client, Loudon finds himself falling in love with the kind-hearted Nikki. 2K Scan of the 35mm Interpositive. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Russell Dyball; theatrical trailer. (Shout! Studios).



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July 9

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Abigail

(2024) A heist team is hired by a mysterious fixer to kidnap the daughter of a powerful underworld figure. They must guard the 12-year-old ballerina for one night to net a $50 million ransom. As the captors start to dwindle one by one, they discover to their mounting terror that they're locked inside an isolated mansion with no ordinary little girl. Vitals: Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Stars: Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, Will Catlett, Kevin Durand, Angus Cloud, Alisha Weir, Giancarlo Esposito. CC, MPAA rating: R, 110 min., Horror, North American box office gross: $25.867 million, worldwide $42.016 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted & Extended Scenes; Gag Reel; "Blood Bath"; "Hunters to Hunted"; "Becoming a Ballerina Vampire"; "Directing Duo Matt & Tyler"; feature commentary with directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett and editor Michael P. Shawyer. 2 stars Read more here.

The Blues Society

(2024) Feature-length documentary that reevaluates the life of the Memphis Country Blues Festival (1966-1970) through the lens of race, the counterculture of the 1960s, and the genre of Memphis blues. The film tells the story of blues masters Furry Lewis, Nathan Beauregard and Reverend Robert Wilkins. It’s also the story of a group of white artists from the North and the South who created a celebration of African American music in a highly segregated city. Reaching into the present, the film ends in a 2017 concert where John Wilkins returns to the stage that he last shared with his father, Reverend Robert Wilkins, 48 years earlier. Narrated by actor Eric Roberts. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Freestyle Digital Media).

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The Boy and the Heron

(2023 -- Japan) Studio Ghibli animated feature from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki follows young Mahito, who, after losing his mother during the war in a hospital fire, moves to his family’s estate in the countryside. There, a series of mysterious events lead him to a secluded and ancient tower, home to a mischievous gray heron. When Mahito’s new stepmother disappears, he follows the gray heron into the tower, and enters a fantastical world shared by the living and the dead. As he embarks on an epic journey with the heron as his guide, Mahito must uncover the secrets of this world and the truth about himself. Academy Award-winner for Best Animated Feature at 2024 Oscars. The hand-drawn, animated feature – director Miyazaki’s first feature film in 10 years – is an original story written and directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, produced by co-founder Toshio Suzuki, and featuring a musical score from Miyazaki’s long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. Its theme song, “Spinning Globe,” was written and performed by global J-pop superstar Kenshi Yonezu. All versions will contain the film in its original Japanese language with English subtitles, as well as in the new English-language version. Vitals: Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Stars: Voices of Soma Santoki, Masaki Suda, Kô Shibasaki, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura, Takuya Kimura.. English-language voices: Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 124 min., Animated Adventure, North American box office gross: $46.798 million, worldwide $173.294 million, GKIDS/Shout! Studios. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Steelbook, VOD, Digital. Extras: Feature-length storyboards; interview with composer Joe Hisaishi; interview with producer Toshio Suzuki; interview with supervising animator Takeshi Honda; drawing with Takeshi Honda; “spinning Globe” music video; teasers & trailers. 3 stars Read more here.

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Boy Kills World

(2023) A fever dream action film that follows Boy, a a deaf mayhem machine with a hilarious inner voice who has been trained from childhood by his mentor, a mysterious shaman, to assassinate the bloodthirsty Hilda Van Der Koy and avenge his family's murder. Guided by his little sister's mischievous spirit, Boy uncovers one stunning revelation after another as he barrels toward Hilda, leading to a shocking, carnage-crazed finale Vitals: Director: Moritz Mohr. Stars: Bill Skarsgard, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman, Isaiah Mustafa, Famke Janssen, Sharlto Copley. CC, MPAA rating: R, 111 min., Action, North American box office gross: $2.626 million, worldwide $3.139 million, Lionsgate. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. 2 stars

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Challengers

(2024) Tashi Duncan is a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak , Tashi's strategy for her husband's redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick - his former best friend and Tashi's former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win. Vitals: Director: Luca Guadagnino. Stars: Zendaya, Josh O'Connor, Mike Faist, Jake Jensen, A.J. Lister, Connor Murray. CC, MPAA rating: R, 131 min., Sports Drama, North American box office gross: $48.934 million, worldwide $90.734 million, MGM. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. 2 stars Read more here

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Civil War

(2024) Dystopian thriller film written and directed by Alex Garland (director of "Ex Machina" and "Annihilation" and writer of "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine"). It follows a team of journalists traveling from New York City to Washington, D.C. during a civil war fought across the United States between an authoritarian federal government and several regional factions. Vitals: Director: Alex Garland. Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Nick Offerman. CC, MPAA rating: R, 109 min., Action Thriller, North American box office gross: $67.275 million, worldwide $112.029 million, A24/Lionsgate. Formats: DVD + Digital Code, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Torn Asunder: Waging Alex Garland’s Civil War" six-part documentary; theatrical trailer; Amazon Blu-Ray Exclusive: Director and Cast Q&A. 3 stars Read more here.

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Crocodile

(1979 -- Thailand) The global debut of Crocodile on Blu-ray, from a new restoration of the original English 35mm camera negative. A gigantic atomic mutant crocodile is on the loose, terrorizing everyone in its wake! When doctors Tony Akom (Nat Puvani) and John Stromm (Min Oo) take their wives on a quiet beach vacation, it quickly turns into a nightmare. The nightmare? Their wives are attacked and killed by a giant crocodile that has mutated from nearby nuclear testing. Out for vengeance, they enlist the help of Tanaka (Manop Asavatep), a local fisherman, and Peter (Robert Chan), a photographer. Will they be able to stop the rampaging village-stomping beast before others are devoured? Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary with the late film historian Lee Gambin; video interview with original director Won-se Lee; original theatrical trailer; deleted and alternate scenes. (Synapse Films).

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Fata Morgana

(1966 -- Spain) Teresa Gimpera, Marianne Benet, Marcos Martí, Antonio Ferrandis. A man rehearses a lecture he is planning to give, analysing serial killers. He claims that a woman is soon to be murdered in the city. It is inevitable, he explains, as some people are born victims while others are born to kill. He plans to identify the future victim through a series of photographs of violent acts. Fashion model Gim, played by iconic Spanish actress Teresa Gimpera, finds herself alone in a Barcelona that seems almost deserted. She seeks out her lover, Alvaro, for help. On her way to meet him she is harassed by a series of men and followed by a huge and menacing silver truck with blacked out windows. Through a loud-speaker on the truck a mechanical voice orders all persons to leave the city immediately. Gim finds that Alvaro’s former girlfriend, Miriam, is staying in his house having just returned from London where a terrible but unexplained event occurred. In Alvaro’s “art chamber”, an obviously disturbed Miriam finds a large knife disguised as a metallic silver fish. Meanwhile, a group of teenage boys cut out a picture of Gim from a huge advertising billboard. They carry it through the empty city streets in a silent procession. First U.S. Blu-ray release for this 1960’s psychedelic Euro-thriller. New 2k scan from original negative, fully restored and uncut. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Interview with actress Teresa Gimpera; interview with Angel Sala, director of the Sitges Film Festival; audio commentary from critic Rachael Nisbet; alternate opening sequence. (Mondo Macabro).

Food, Inc. 2

(2023) In "Food, Inc. 2," the sequel to the acclaimed documentary" Food Inc.," filmmakers Robert Kenner and Melissa Robledo reunite with investigative authors Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, as they delve deeper into the efficient yet vulnerable food industry, uncovering truths about food production through compelling interviews, and surprising revelations. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital.(Magnolia Home Entertainment). Read more here

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Kindred

(2023 -- Australia) Adrian Russell Wills, a Wonnarua man, and Gillian Moody, a Wodi Wodi woman, have been best friends for more than two decades. When they first met while making a short film together, these kindred spirits felt an undeniable connection. Both were Aboriginal children adopted by white families in Sydney's northern suburbs - and, later in life, they each shared similar desires to reconnect with their bloodlines. In this moving documentary, Wills and Moody recount their emotional searches for love and belonging, providing an intimate journey into isolation and identity for two individuals who continue to navigate the complexities of living in two different worlds. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Indiepix).

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Le samouraï

(1967 -- France) In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville, "Le samouraï" is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture -- with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology. Formats: 4K UHD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray, with New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack, One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Ostermontag

(1991 -- Germany) Nicole Dietrich, Stephan Fippe, Heiko Fipper. A twisted tale of obsession and mistaken identity unravels with shocking consequences. Heiko, consumed by his unreciprocated love for one of his stepsisters, is unknowingly entangled with her twin, Nicole, in a deadly game of deception. His growing confusion and frustration lead to a catastrophic error: the accidental murder of the wrong sister. Years later, Heiko, haunted by his past, lures who he believes to be Nicole under false pretenses, igniting a chain of violent and grotesque events of staggering proportions. This landmark release of the cult German splatter film features brand new HD masters sourced from the original tapes. This world-first edition is not only presented completely uncut and uncensored, but also includes all three cuts of the film: the Director´s "Brain Damage" (2016), and the highly sought-after original versions, "Ostermontag" (1991) and "Ostermontag 2" (1993), each with newly created English subtitles. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Ostermontag 2" alternative opening; outtakes and behind the scenes; "Making of the Fabiene Video": special effects test; original trailer; rare behind the scenes stills. (Massacre Video).

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Sex Apocalypse

(1982 -- Spain) Ajita Wilson, Lina Romay, Ricardo Diaz, Kati Ballari. A kinky gang of free-loving criminals, three women and two men, come into possession of the keys to a large and luxurious villa belonging to a man travelling abroad for an extended period of time. Taking advantage of the extra space and security of their new home, they decide to try a shot at the big-time and kidnap a rich man’s daughter, intending to hold her for a million-dollar ransom. Discovering that the girl has enjoyed a privileged and sheltered upbringing and is also a virgin, two of the female members of the gang decide to induct the hostage into their own sexually liberated ways. But they find out that she may be a lot wiser than they thought. And soon a dangerous power struggle is set in motion, a struggle that ends in a deadly and shocking “apocalypse” of sex and violence. New 2k scan from original negative, fully restored. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Interview with director Carlos Aured biographer Miguel Angel Plana; interview with writer and film maker Richard Reguant; audio commentary from Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson. (Mondo Macabro).

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Tarot

(2024) When a group of friends recklessly violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings - never use someone else's deck - they unknowingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. One by one, they come face to face with fate and end up in a race against death to escape the future foretold in their readings. Vitals: Director: Spenser Cohen & Anna Halberg. Stars: Harriet Slater, Adain Bradley, Avantika Vandanapu, Jacob Batalon, Humberly Gonzalez. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 92 min., Horror, North American box office gross: $18.063 million, worldwide $42.292 million, Sony. Formats: DVD + Digital Code, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "A Twist of Fate: Making the Film": "Circle of Friends"; "Killer Outtakes." 2 stars Read more here.

True Detective

(2024) Two-disc set with all six episodes of the HBO Max series. When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, detectives Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Meet the True Detectives – Cast Q&A"; "New Chapter": Issa López (showrunner/writer/director) and cast discuss "Night Country’s" unique role in the series; "Exploring Indigenous Themes"; "Max Inkblots" cast show-themed inkblot interpretations; "Setting Featurette: Alaska"; "Atmospheric Teases." (HBO). Read more here

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Unsung Hero

(2024) When David Smallbone's successful music company collapses, he moves his family from Down Under to the States, searching for a brighter future. With nothing more than their six children, their suitcases, and their love of music, David (For King & Country's Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives. Based on a remarkable true story, Helen's faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs. With their own dreams on hold, David and Helen begin to realize the musical abilities in their children, who would go on to become two of the most successful acts in Inspirational Music history: five-time Grammy Award-winning artists For King & Country and Rebecca St. James. Vitals: Director: Richard L. Ramsey & Joel Smallbone. Stars: Daisy Betts, Joel Smallbone, Kirrilee Berger, Jonathan Jackson, Lucas Black, Paul Luke Bonenfant. CC, MPAA rating: PG, 113 min., Drama, North American box office gross: $20.245 million, worldwide $20.484 million, Lionsgate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with producers Joshua Walsh and Luke Smallbone, and co-directors and co-writers Joel Smallbone and Richard L. Ramsey; "Miracles Are Everywhere: The Making of Unsung Hero"; deleted scenes; "Compassion"; "Faith in the Journey"; "The Bridge Is Out"; trailer. 2 stars



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July 12

Hyperlink

(2022 -- South Africa) An anthology of four shorts that examine the risks, perils, and the illusory reality of the internet and surveillance culture. Four young South African filmmakers reflect on the seductive, and at times treacherous, illusory reality of the internet. In one short, a Christian convert is preparing for his rebirth as a man of God – unaware that his teenage daughter, who hasn’t heard from him in three months, has declared him dead on social media. In the next short, a schoolgirl sees her private life made public when she invites a classmate, who is an online influencer, to her home. In the third short, a divorced man with financial troubles so much wants to show his young daughter he can be a good father, that he fails to see the precarious position into which he is maneuvering himself. And in the fourth short, a poet and commentator risks losing herself and those she loves in her desire to use her fame to achieve social change. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Freestyle Digital Media). Read more here


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July 16

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Black God, White Devil

(1964 -- Brazil) Myth, mysticism, and revolution collide in a blistering existential western from Glauber Rocha, a pioneer of Brazil’s socially committed Cinema Novo movement. After killing his swindling boss, ranch hand Manoel (Geraldo Del Rey) goes on the run with his wife, Rosa (Yona´ Magalha~es). In the stark hinterlands, they join forces with armed bandits and pledge allegiance to a self-styled holy man who preaches revolt against rich landowners while perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence against the innocent. Suffused with antiauthoritarian fervor and the intensity of life in the desert, this landmark work of radical cinema is a scorched-earth allegory about mindless fanaticism and the allure of dead-end ideologies. Formats: Blu-ray, DVD with New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

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The Last Stop In Yuma County

(2023) Jim Cummings, Jocelin Donahue, Sierra McCormick, Nicholas Logan, Michael Abbott Jr., Connor Paol. While awaiting the next fuel truck at a middle-of-nowhere Arizona rest stop, a traveling young knife salesman is thrust into a high-stakes hostage situation by the arrival of two similarly stranded bank robbers with no qualms about using cruelty -- or cold, hard steel -- to protect their bloodstained, ill-begotten fortune. Formats: Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette; three commentary tracks. Read more here (Well Go USA).

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Perfect Days

(2023 -- Germany) A perfect song that hits at just the right moment, the play of sunlight through leaves, a fleeting moment of human connection in a vast metropolis: the wonders of everyday life come into breathtaking focus in this profoundly moving film by Wim Wenders. In a radiant, Cannes-award-winning performance of few words but extraordinary expressiveness, Koji Yakusho plays a public-toilet cleaner in Tokyo whose rich inner world is gradually revealed through his small exchanges with those around him and with the city itself. Channeling his idol Yasujiro Ozu, Wenders crafts a serenely minimalist ode to the miracle that is the here and now. Formats: 4K UHD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD with 4K digital master, approved by director Wim Wenders, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Valleyheart

(2024) Kathryne Isabelle Easton, Anthony Goes, Jeremy S. Walker, Jack Herholdt, Mary O’Neil, Maiya Reaves, Rib Hillis, Robert Ramirez. In the middle of a blazing hot San Fernando Valley summer, Jane Francis must decide how far she is willing to go to help her small-time criminal brother Tommy out of a jam with the Russian mob. Jane calls on her ex-cop and former husband to get them both out of California alive or die in a brutal fashion when the mob catches up to them. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Indican Pictures). Read more here


July 19

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Have You Got It Yet?

(2023) A compelling dive into the life and genius of Syd Barrett, of Pink Floyd fame. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roddy Bogawa and the late, acclaimed album cover designer Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, and Black Sabbath), the feature length documentary has garnered praise for its candid glimpse into the prismatic character and artistry of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett. Visionaries behind prog rock and British psychedelic music, Pink Floyd chartered a monolithic legacy in both music and cultural history. Syd, who gave the group their moniker by combining the names of two obscure blues players – Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, played a crucial role in igniting that history, then left the group before they met stardom. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Mercury Studios). Read more here



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July 23

Anselm

(2023 -- Germany) Director Wim Wenders has created a hypnotic portrait of Anselm Kiefer, one of the most innovative and important painters and sculptors of our time. Shot in 6K resolution, and presented theatrically and on Blu-ray in 3D, the film presents an immersive cinematic experience of the German artist’s work, which explores the overawing beauty of human existence, landscape, and myth while confronting the horrors of his country’s history and seeking to undo the postwar silence in which both artist and director came of age. Through archival footage, biographical scenes, and direct access to his subject at work, Wenders traces the arc of Kiefer’s career, provoking an engagement with creativity through the senses, the intellect, and the spirit. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Janus Contemporaries).

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Arcadian

(2024) Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Sadie Soverall, Samantha Coughlan. In a near future, normal life on Earth has been decimated. Paul and his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, have been living a half-life – tranquility by day and torment by night. Every night, after the sun sets, they face the unrelenting attacks of a mysterious and violent evil. One day, when Thomas doesn't return home before sundown, Paul must leave the safety of their fortified farm to find him. A nightmarish battle ensues that forces the family to execute a desperate plan to survive. When Paul is nearly killed, the boys come up with a plan for survival, using everything their father taught them to keep him alive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Visual effects behind the scenes, interviews with cast and crew. (RLJ). Read more here

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Back to Black

(2024) The extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse’s (Marisa Abela) early rise to fame from her early days in Camden through the making of her groundbreaking album, "Back To Black", that catapulted Winehouse to global fame. Told through Amy’s eyes and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film explores and embraces the many layers of the iconic artist and the tumultuous love story at the center of one of the most legendary albums of all time. A celebration of the most iconic - and much missed - homegrown star of the 21st century. Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame, the film honors Amy's artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons. An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent. Vitals: Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson. Stars: Marisa Abela, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, Lesley Manville. CC, MPAA rating: R, 122 min., BioDrama, North American box office gross: $6.157 million, worldwide $50.496 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Transforming Into an Icon"; "Music as the Heartbeat"; feature commentary with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. 2 stars Read more here.

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The Crippled Masters

(1979 -- Hong Kong) An unusual Kung Fu film from the grindhouse era, it was originally released internationally in Mandarin in 1979 as "Tian cán dì que," later released in the U.S. in 1982. Known for its inventive fight scenes, the film led to two sequels. Directed by Chi Lo aka Joe Law, the film tells the story of two martial arts artists, one who has lost both arms and the other who has lost both legs, as they seek revenge against the villainous master who disabled them. Portrayed by Sung-Chuan Shen aka Jackie Conn and Chao-Ming Kang aka Frankie Shum -- who in real-life are martial arts artists with disabilities -- they endure rigorous training, forming a deep bond as they rely on resourcefulness and determination to master their unique fighting styles ... and to avoid challenges from other martial artists and the master’s henchman. Also starring Li Chung Keng, Chen Mu Chuan and Ho Chiu. Newly restored from original 35mm archival elements. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: New documentary, from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures: "Kings of Kung Fu: Releasing the Legends," narrated by author/researcher Chris Poggiali; original raw scan of the film; before/after examples of restoration; liner notes provided by disability advocate Lawrence Carter-Long; commentary by Will Sloan and Justin Decloux of The Important Cinema Club; a compilation of Kung Fu trailersfrom Something Weird Video; a recut of the original theatrical trailer from restored elements; an original raw theatrical trailer; and a Mandarin-language track. (Film Masters).

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The Double Crossers

(1976 -- Hong Kong) Following his late father’s murder, police officer Detective Lung (Shin Il-ryong) discovers that both of his parents were involved in a smuggling ring – and that his father was killed by its leader, a violent criminal now living in Hong Kong under the name Wang (Chao Hsiung). Determined to avenge his father’s death, Lung resigns from the police force to take matters into his own hands. Teaming up with a smuggler who was once a close friend and partner-in-crime to his parents, Chang (Chen Sing), Lung heads for Hong Kong and sets about drawing Wang into a trap. Also features the legendary Sammo Hung. On Blu-ray in its worldwide debut from a brand new 2K restoration, with an initial print run of 2000 copies. Includes the original Hong Kong theatrical cut and the international export cut. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Brand new audio commentary on the Hong Kong theatrical version by East Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival); brand new audio commentary on the export version by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema; reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork; trailer; limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by James Oliver. (Eureka Entertainment/MVD Entertainment).

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The Fall Guy Extended Cut

(2024) Inspired by the hit 1980s TV series. He's a stuntman, and like everyone in the stunt community, he gets blown up, shot, crashed, thrown through windows and dropped from the highest of heights, all for our entertainment. And now, fresh off an almost career-ending accident, this working-class hero has to track down a missing movie star, solve a conspiracy and try to win back the love of his life while still doing his day job. What could possibly go right?Vitals: Director: David Leitch. Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham, Teresa Palmer, Stephanie Hsu, Winston Duke. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 126 min., Action Thriller, North American box office gross: $90.9 million, worldwide $172.5 million, Universal. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: Theatrical cut and Extended cut of the film with 20 minutes of additional footage featuring more action, more laughs and more stunts; gag reel; alternate takes; "Stunts on Stunts: Breaking Down the Action": five breathtaking breakdowns; "Making a Meta Masterpiece" behind the scenes in Australia; "How to Break a World Record"; "Nightclub Mayhem"; "The Art of Doubling"; "Making Metalstorm": 'The Fall Guy's' film within the film; "Falling for The Fall Guy With Bob Reese"; feature commentary with director/producer David Leitch and producer Kelly McCormick. 3 stars Read more here.

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Farewell My Concubine

(1993 -- China) A breathtakingly intimate romance unfolds against a sweeping backdrop of social upheaval in renowned director Chen Kaige’s sumptuous saga of passion, fate, and the transcendent possibilities of art. Spanning 50 years of 20-century Chinese history, "Farewell My Concubine" follows aspiring actors Dieyi (a heartbreaking Leslie Cheung) and Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) as they emerge from a childhood of brutal training to become Beijing-opera stars, with life mirroring art as Dieyi’s unrequited love for Xiaolou and the country’s changing political tides engulf them in their own personal tragedies of jealousy and betrayal. The first Chinese film to win the Palme d’Or is epic filmmaking of the highest order -- visually and emotionally ravishing from frame to exquisite frame. Formats: 4K UHD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray, with New 4K digital restoration of the original director’s cut, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. Extras: Read more here. (The Criterion Collection).

Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part Three

(2024) Based on DC’s iconic comic book limited series "Crisis on Infinite Earths" by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, the DC Super Heroes from across the multiverse join in the action-packed conclusion of the three-part DC animated film "Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths." The film brings to a close the thrilling trilogy that marks the end to the Tomorrowverse story arc. Now fully revealed as the ultimate threat to existence, the ANTI-MONITOR wages an unrelenting attack on the surviving Earths that struggle for survival in a pocket universe. One-by-one, these worlds and all their inhabitants are vaporized. On the planets that remain, even time itself is shattered and heroes from the past join the Justice League and their rag-tag allies against the epitome of evil. But as they make their last stand, will the sacrifice of the superheroes be enough to save us all? Formats: Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Steelbook, VOD, Digital. Extras: "A Multiverse of Inspiration"; "Jon and John: Stewart and Constantine." (Warner).

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The Linguini Incident

(1992) David Bowie, Rosanna Arquette, Marlee Matlin, Buck Henry, Eszter Balint, Andre Gregory, Viveca Lindfors, James Avery, Maura Tierney. A romantic caper about a perennially underpaid waitress named Lucy (Arquette) and Monte (Bowie), a mysterious, charming (and very in debt) bartender. Lucy is seriously in need of cash and Monte needs to marry someone, anyone, by the end of the week ... or else. Together they join forces — along with Lucy’s lingerie designing best friend, Viv (Balint) — to rob their terminally hip New York City restaurant and solve their financial woes. However these three are far from master criminals and they soon learn that in robberies, as in love, things never go as planned. High Definition (1080p) presentation of the director’s cut in 1.78:1 (struck from a brand new 4K transfer from film interpositive). Original theatrical version (SD, 98:00). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Introduction by director Richard Shepard; commentary with Shepard, actors Rosanna Arquette and Eszter Balint, co-producer Sarah Jackson and co-screenwriter Tamar Brott, moderated by “Cereal at Midnight’s” Heath Holland; commentary by Shepard; “The Making of The Linguini Incident” full length documentary; photo gallery with commentary by Shepard; 2024 theatrical trailer; original theatrical trailer; reversible artwork; booklet with essays from film historian Graham Rinaldi and director Richard Shepard. (First Pressing Only); limited edition slipcover (First Pressing Only). (MVD Marquee Collection).

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Risky Business

(1983) A sly piece of pop subversion, this irresistible satire of Reagan-era materialism features Tom Cruise in his star-is-born breakthrough as a Chicago suburban prepster whose college-bound life spirals out of control when his parents go out of town for the week and an enterprising call girl (Rebecca De Mornay) invites him to walk on the wild side. While Cruise boogying in his briefs yielded one of the most iconic pop-cultural moments of the 1980s, it is the film’s unexpected mix of tender romance (enhanced by a moody synth score by Tangerine Dream) and sharp-witted capitalist critique that remains fresh and daring. Formats: 4K UHD + Blu-ray, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restorations of the director’s cut and the original theatrical release, supervised and approved by director Paul Brickman and producer Jon Avnet, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks. 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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The Strangers - Chapter 1

(2024) After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple (Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez) are forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive. Vitals: Director: Renny Harlin. Stars: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez. CC, MPAA rating: R, 91 min., Action Thriller, Theatrical release date: May 17, 2024, North American box office gross: $35.202 million, worldwide $42.932 million, Lionsgate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Code, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. 2 stars Read more here.




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Eighteen Years In Prison

(1967 -- Japan) Trying to survive in the ruins of post-war Japan, Kawada (Noboru Ando) and Tsukada (Asao Koike) run afoul of the military police after stealing valuable copper wire. Kawada is arrested and sent to prison, but Tsukada uses their gains to start a yakuza gang. Facing violent inmates and a cruel warden (Tomisaburo Wakayama), Kawada vows to escape and stop his former partner. Tai Kato directs this epic prison story with characteristic visual flair, while gangster-turned-actor Ando delivers a stunning performance charged with real-life gravitas. As an examination of the deep scars of wartime, this genre classic is also a clear precursor to Kinji Fukasaku's epoch-making "Battles Without Honour and Humanity" series. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Appreciation by critic and programmer Tony Rayns; visual essay on Japanese prison films by author Tom Mes; original trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow; limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Ivo Smits and an archival interview with Noboru Ando by Mark Schilling. (Radiance/MVD Entertainment).

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The First Omen

(2024) In this psychological horror prequel to the classic Omen films, a young American woman in 1971 is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church. Soon, she encounters a darkness that causes her to question her faith, and that reveals a terrifying conspiracy to bring about the birth of evil incarnate and the horrific events leading up to Damien’s inception. Vitals: Director: Arkasha Stevenson. Stars: Nell Tiger Free, Ralph Ineson, Sonia Braga, Tawfeek Barhom, Maria Caballero, Charles Dance, Bill Nighy. CC, MPAA rating: R, 119 min., Horror, North American box office gross: $19.905 million, worldwide $52.656 million, Disney/Fox. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + Digital Code, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Mystery of Margaret" featurette; "The Director’s Vision"; "Signs of The First Omen." 2 stars Read more here.

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I Saw the TV Glow

(2024) Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack. Vitals: Director: Jane Schoenbrun. Stars: Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman, and Helena Howard, Fred Durst, Danielle Deadwyler. CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, Horror Thriller, North American box office gross: $$4.020 million, worldwide $$4.020 million, A24. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. 2 stars Read more here.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. [Limited Edition]

(2015) With "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch," director Guy Ritchie established himself as a master of bravura set pieces and buddy movie banter, before proving he could successfully meld the irreverent spirit with classic properties in his Sherlock Holmes adaptations. Now, Ritchie brings his signature touch to his big-screen translation of the beloved 1960s television spy show," The Man from U.N.C.L.E." 1963: In the thick of the Cold War, roguish CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) forms an uneasy alliance with brooding KGB officer Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) to thwart a criminal organization with apocalyptic intentions. The rebellious daughter of a missing nuclear scientist (Alicia Vikander) is their only ticket inside the sinister ring - but to whom is she truly loyal? A desperate race against time will determine whether the scientist's atomic research will shatter the delicate balance of power in the world. A thrilling spy romp with rich period detail and an infectious soundtrack of cool pop classics, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." puts a colorful, contemporary twist on 1960s espionage and delivers pure entertainment with swaggering ease. Formats: Blu-ray, 4K UHD. Extras: Read more here. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

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The Nico Mastorakis Collection [Limited Edition]

One of the most infamous B-movie maestros to have ever sat in a director's chair, Nico Mastorakis returns to Arrow Video with a collection of sci-fi shenanigans and screwball comedies. First up, Nico shows a more thoughtful side in "The Time Traveller" (aka "The Next One," 1984) where the widow (Adrienne Barbeau) of an astronaut and her young son come across a mysterious man (Keir Dullea) with uncanny powers on a beach in Greece. The wacky "Sky High" (1985) sees three American jocks on holiday in Greece being handed a tape by a mysterious figure, who begs them to not let it fall into the wrong hands before being shot by an unseen assassin. Featuring an early score from the great Hans Zimmer, "Terminal Exposure" (1987) focuses on two carefree beach photographers, who accidentally photograph a murder and immediately set after the assassin: a tall, gorgeous blonde with a rose tattoo on her behind. "Glitch!" (1988) sees two bumbling burglars whose attempt to throw the house party of the century in the luxury home of a Hollywood producer is foiled by a group of mobsters determined to collect what the producer owes them - no matter what. Take a martial arts school, throw in a snotty rich kid, a clumsy geek, a paranoid survivalist, two beach joggers, a cool secret agent and a mime, and you get "Ninja Academy" (1989), a madcap karate comedy like no other starring Gerald Okamura. Finally, in "The Naked Truth" (1992), Mastorakis pays homage to a certain Billy Wilder film when two friends decide to pass as women and pose as makeup artists for a local beauty pageant to elude a vicious mafia boss. It seems like the perfect cover, until the mafioso gets the hots for one of them. Zany, shocking and unhinged, Nico Mastorakis offers a satirical and sardonic skewering of American cinema with a chutzpah that must be seen to be believed. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Nico’s Self Interviews:" Six brand new interviews with writer, director and producer Nico Mastorakis where he looks back on how the films in this collection came to be, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and cast and crew interviews; "Dan Hirsch: A Revealing Self-Interview" brand new interview with the star of "Sky High" Dan Hirsch looking back on his role in the film; "Gerald Okamura, Ninja Academy’s Chiba Remembers," a brand new interview with Gerald Okamura, looking back on his role as Chiba in Ninja Academy, and his career as an actor and martial artist; original trailers for each film; illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the career Nico Mastorakis by critic Barry Forshaw; limited edition deluxe packaging with reversible sleeves featuring newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.

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Red LIne 7000

(1965) Hollywood legend Howard Hawks floors the accelerator in "Red Line 7000," a late career treat that gave James Caan his first starring role and would later be an influence on Quentin Tarantino. Overnight fame, overnight fortune, and any-night girls, the men of Banjo Baker's racing team press 'em all to the limit in this story of three ambitious young drivers trying to make their names in the thrilling world of stock-car racing. It's a dangerous life for the drivers and the women who love them. In the red zone beyond 7000 RPM the engine might blow, but it's the only way to win. Shot by Milton R. Krasner ("All About Eve") with a screenplay by George Kirgo ("Spinout") and a supporting cast that includes Charlene Holt, Marianna Hill and a pre-Star Trek George Takei, "Red Line 7000" features pulse-pounding scenes of real life racing and crashes that will take your breath away. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman; "Bruce Kessler: Man in Motion" new interview with assistant director Bruce Kessler; "Gas, Gears, Girls, Guys & Death" new visual essay on the film by filmmaker and critic Howard S. Berger; "A Modern Type of Woman" new visual essay on the “Hawksian Woman” in "Red Line 7000" by film scholar Kat Ellinger; image gallery of posters, lobby cards, and stills; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Hadley; double-sided foldout poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Hadley; illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing by film critic Martyn Conterio. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment). Read more here.

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Sting

(2024 -- Australia) A mysterious object crashes into a rundown apartment building, and a little spider emerges from within. When young Charlotte finds the strange creature, she names her new friend STING. After raising the unnervingly talented spider in secret, 12-year-old Charlotte must face the facts about her pet -- and fight for her family's survival -- when the once-charming creature rapidly transforms into a giant, flesh-eating monster. Vitals: Director: Kiah Roache-Turner. Stars: Alyla Browne, Penelope Mitchell, Ryan Corr,Jermaine Fowler. CC, MPAA rating: R, 91 min., Horror SciFi Thriller, North American box office gross: $1.124 million, worldwide $1.311 million, Well GO USA. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Three behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Creating the Monster,” “The Director” and “The Cast.” 3 stars Read more here.

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Tchao Pantin

(1983 -- France) Bensoussan (Richard Anconina) is a small-time drug pusher in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris. Being trailed by suspicious patrol cops he takes refuge in a petrol station and strikes up a conversation with night manager Lambert (Coluche). As Bensoussan continues to drop in on Lambert they develop a friendship. But it isn't long before problems arise for Bensoussan and Lambert feels a responsibility to the young tearaway. Slick and stunningly shot by Bruno Nyutten ("Possession"), this rain-soaked neo-noir was a multiple winner at the French César Academy Awards taking home acting prizes for both leads, the film anchored by their tender performances. A tale of friendship and revenge set within the fatalistic noir framework. Claude Berri's "Tchao Pantin" was a boxoffice smash in France. Presented on Blu-ray for the first time outside of France from a glorious 4K restoration supervised by cinematographer Bruno Nyutten. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Once Upon a Time ... Tchao Pantin" documentary on the film featuring interviews with writer-director Claude Berri, novelist Alain Page, stars Richard Anconina, Mahmoud Zemmouri, Agnés Soral, cinematographer Bruno Nyutten and others; trailer, reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Filippo Di Battista; limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Manuela Lazic; more. (Radiance/MVD Entertainment).

Ted Lasso: The Complete Series

(2020-23) Seven-disc set with 34 episodes from Seasons 1-3 in one special boxset that will include a limited edition, double-sided BELIEVE poster, available while supplies last. Stars Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team — despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination…and biscuits. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Warner).

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