Happy Holidays to all our OnVideo friends
From the Big Screen:
“The Trip to Italy” and “Pride.” For more information on these and other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.
From TV to DVD:
“Intruders” (2014), starring John Simm, Mira Sorvino, Tory Kittles, James Frain and Millie Brown, is a two-disc set with the eight-part paranormal thriller series about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of the living. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story-lines — a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes,, a child on the run — begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature. Jack Whelan (Simm), a former LAPD cop with a troubled and violent history, finds the quiet idyllic life he has created with his wife, Amy (Sorvino), shattered when she vanishes. Jack is drawn deeper into the mystery when his high school friend, Gary Fischer (Tory Kittles), shows u asking for help with a murder case. Initially dismissive of Gary’s claims, the more Jack investigates the more complex and surreal his discoveries become. What Jack uncovers leads him down the dark path of his own past and closer to the terrifying revelations about a secret society known as Qui Reverti. DVD: $29.98, Blu-ray Disc: $34.98. From BBC Home Entertainment.
Buzzin’ the ‘B’s:
In “The Good Lie” (2014). starring Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll and the Lost Boys (a group of real-life Sudanese refugees), young Sudanese refugees — orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, which began in 1983 — are given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives. On Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Warner … When a kingdom’s gold goes missing in ancient China, a group of elite royal guards are tasked with recovering the riches — but they quickly realize that the missing gold is part of a larger rebel defiance, made up of a group of assassins who have banded together to rid the government of corruption in “7 Assassins” (2013 — China), starring Eric Tsang, Gigi Leung, Felix Wong, Ray Lui and Michael Wong. From Lionsgate … Fifty-six years after a patient at the Hillcrest Sanatorium went on a bloody, child-killing rampage before killing himself, a team of ghost hunters – from the popular TV series “Ghost Trackers” – prepares to spend the night at the sanatorium in the hopes of capturing paranormal activity. Instead, they unleash a horrifying force of evil … hell-bent on their destruction in “Sanatorium” (2013), starring Kate Wood Riley, Ben Rodgers, Don Fanelli, Justin Purnell and Megan Neuringer. From After Dark/Lionsgate … The crime thriller “Traffickers” (2012 — South Korea) takes place over six hours on a passenger boat with an ongoing black-market organ-trafficking operation, and a desperate husband out to find his missing wife. Young-Gyu was the best. He was an organ dealer, smuggling body parts for sale to the highest bidder. His crew was the best an organized team of professionals with top skills and no conscience. But when one of them dies on the job, the crew scatters. Now he fronts stolen goods, and has fallen in love with Yoo-Ri, a ticket agent at the port terminal. Her father is dying, and when she turns to a ruthless loan shark for help, Young-Gyu goes on a search to find his old partners for one last job. Stars Im Chang-jung, Daniel Choi, Oh Dal-soo, Cho Youn-hee, Cho Dal-hwan and Jeong Ji-yoon. On DVD, Blu-ray from Well Go USA.