(2017) Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh,
Lauren Cohan, Keith Robinson, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana. Tells
the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist
Tupac Shakur. Read more about "All Eyez
on Me" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Legends Never Die: The Making of All Eyes on Me" featurette, "Becoming Tupac" featurette. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes, "All Eyez on Me Conversations" featurette, Demetrius Shipp
Jr. audition. (Lionsgate).
(2017) Zoe Lister-Jones, Adam Pally, Fred Armisen. The refreshingly raw, real, and hilarious feature debut from Zoe Lister-Jones ("Lola Versus," "New Girl"). The story of a couple, Anna and Ben, who can't stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grievances unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave, they start a band. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Music video, deleted scenes, outtakes. (Shout! Factory).
The Big Knife
(1955) Mere months after delivering one of the definitive examples of film noir with "Kiss Me Deadly," Robert Aldrich brought a noir flavor to Hollywood with his classic adaptation of Clifford Odets' stage play, "The Big Knife." Charles Castle, one of Hollywood's biggest stars, looks like he has it all. But his marriage is falling apart and his wife is threatening to leave him if he renews his contract. Studio boss Stanley Shriner Hoff isn't taking the news too well, and he'll do anything he can to get his man to sign on the dotted line -- even if means exposing dark secrets. Winner of the Silver Lion at the 1955 Venice Film Festival, "The Big Knife" boasts a remarkable cast list including Jack Palance as Castle and Rod Steiger as Hoff, plus Shelley Winters, Ida Lupino, Jean Hagen and Everett Sloane. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo with new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release, original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM on the Blu-ray). Extras: Commentary by film critics Glenn Kenny and Nick Pinkerton, recorded exclusively for this release; "Bass on Titles": Saul Bass, responsible for "The Big Knife's" credit sequence, discusses some of his classic work in this self-directed documentary from 1972; theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips. First pressing only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nathalie Morris. (Arrow Academy/MVD Entertainment).
Criminal Minds: Season 12
(2016-17) The series revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most—experienced agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. Other members include Special Agent Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), the daughter of high-powered diplomats who returns to the team after being the head profiler at Interpol; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer "JJ" Jareau (A.J. Cook), the team's former unit liaison-turned-profiler who juggles motherhood and marriage with the same skill as solving cases; Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), the team's indispensable computer wizard who helps research the cases with her unique charm; and Dr. Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler), a forensic psychologist whose expertise is studying and interviewing serial killers after they're captured to determine if they are able to stand trial. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Family Unit" behind-the-scenes special feature looks at how each member of the BAU unit deals with the highs and lows of their career; "Directors' Chair" includes interviews with episode directors McKiernan, Teng, Bailey, Mantegna and Gubler; "Victimology" featurette with the production team as they discuss how they come up with the unique death scenes of the show, which includes being entombed in concrete, strapped to a Rube-Goldberg mechanical death chair, or buried alive in an industrial silo; "The Prisoner" featurette with Matthew Gray Gubler as his character takes on killers, injury, addiction and loss; "4th Life" behind the scenes with Gia Mantegna and her return to the series; commentaries on select episodes; deleted and extended scenes; gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).
Don't Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!
(2017 -- Brazil) Eduardo Macedo, Adeli Gonzales, Cauã Reymond, A tale about love and war as a young Brazilian boy and an indigenous Paraguayan girl confront the region's violent past and their families' secrets. In this war-torn region, Joca (Macedo) is a 13 year-old boy on the Brazilian side of the river. Basano (Gonzales), an indigenous Paraguayan girl, lives on the other side. The two regions are in constant conflict, between the big Brazilian farmers and groups of native indigenous who are still there resisting a silent genocide of their culture and memories. Joca's brother Fernando (Reymond) is a member of a gang of Brazilian bikers, and Basano's family are Paraguayan bikers. Amongst all the bloodshed and violence, a romantic Joca falls deeply for Basano, creating great internal and external conflict for both. They are forced to choose between their family loyalties and their innocent, pure love. A South American "Romeo & Juliet." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. (FilmRise).
(2016) Hayden Christensen, Bruce Willis, Gethin Anthony, Ty Shelton. In an attempt to reconnect with his son Danny (Shelton), successful Wall Street broker Will (Christensen) takes his family on a vacation to the cabin where Will grew up. While Will and Danny are hunting, their trip takes a deadly turn when they witness the murder of a crooked police officer as a bank robbery goes awry. When Danny is taken hostage by the criminals, Will is forced to help them evade the police chief (Willis) investigating the murder and recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Director's commentary, deleted scenes, "Behind the Scenes of First Kill" featurette, extended cast/crew interviews. (Lionsgate).
The Flash: The Complete Third Season
(2016-17) Six-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray with all 23 episodes. Struck
by the supercharged fallout of a particle accelerator explosion,
forensic scientist Barry Allen becomes the fastest man alive: The
Flash. With his newfound time-warping speed and help from the
S.T.A.R. Labs team - Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Harrison Wells -
and his adoptive family, Detective Joe West and Joe's daughter Iris,
the Scarlet Speedster runs circles around other metahumans set on
wreaking havoc in Central City, while traveling between alternate
universes and protecting our world from otherworldly threats. In
Season Three, Barry faces the unknown -- as he irrevocably alters the
timeline by saving his mother from the clutches of the Reverse-Flash.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud).
Extras: The Flash: 2016
Comic-Con Panel, "A Flash in Time: Time Travel in the Flash Universe,"
"Villain School: The Flash Rogues," "Allied: The Invasion Complex (The
Flash)," "Rise of Gorilla City," "The Flash: I'm Your Super Friend,"
"The Flash: Hitting the Fast Note," "Harmony in a Flash,"
"Synchronicity in a Flash," "A Conversation with Andrew Kreisberg and
Kevin Smith," deleted scenes, gag reel.
Hawaii Five-O: The Seventh Season
(2016-17) Six-disc set with all 22 episodes. A contemporary take on the classic series about an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands' sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve MeGattetr (Alex O'Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returned to Oahu to investigate his father's murder and stayed after Hawaii's former governor persuaded him to head up the new team: his rules, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest "game" in town. Joining McGarrett are Detective Danny "Danno" Williams (Scott Caan), a relocated ex-New Jersey cop -- a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline but who's committed to keeping the islands safe for his young daughter; Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim), an ex-Honolulu police detective and former protëgë of McGarrett's father, who was wrongly accused of corruption. Includes a special appearance from original "Hawaii Five-0 "cast member Jack Lord and other guest stars including Claire Forlani, Darius Rucker, Julie Benz, Jimmy Buffett and Christine Lahti. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Shorelines: Season 7" look at the biggest action sequences and highlights from the seventh season with the cast, producers and crew; "The Chun Family Legacy": Dennis Chun discusses his role and experience with the show as a child when his father, Kam Fong Chun, played Detective Chin Ho Kelly in the original series; "Teilor Grubbs Video Diary" glimpse at the life of the youngest cast member, Teilor Grubbs as Grace Williams, in an exclusive journal shot from her point of view; "Watch! Magazine" photo shoot with Alex O'Loughlin; deleted and extended scenes; gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
(2017) Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Reg E. Cathey, Courtney B. Vance, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Leslie Uggams, Reed Birney, Rocky Carroll, John Douglas Thompson. An African-American woman becomes the unwitting pioneer for multiple medical developments, such as the Polio vaccine, when her cells are harvested to create the first immortal human cell line in this story of medical arrogance and triumph, race, poverty, and deep friendship between the unlikeliest of people. In this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is told through the eyes of Henrietta Lacks' daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey). The film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (HBO).
(2016 -- China) Song Yue, Yannang Shi, Yufei Li, Zhaolong Zou. After the death of his clan master, Wu-Lin -- not just a regular man, but the successor of an ancient, once powerful Chinese clan, the "Iron Feet" -- leaves the village for the City of Stone-cold to protect the daughter of the richest family in the city, Fei-Fei. When the city's most dangerous gang attempts to kidnap Fei-Fei, Wu-Lin is forced to fight them alone and discovers an even more sinister power is taking over the city. A mixture of action-packed Kung Fu film and super heroes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Three featurettes: "The Chase," "The Final Battle" and "Training, Stunts and Fighting Highlights." (Well Go USA).
Just Shoot Me!: The Complete Series
(1997-2003) Nineteen-disc set with all 148 episodes. Laura San Giacomo, David Spade, Wendie Malick, Enrico Colantoni and George Segal star as sharp-tongued co-workers in the fast-paced world of high-fashion publishing, from catwalk to casting couch. Set in the bustling editorial offices of fashion magazine Blush, "Just Shoot Me!" chronicles the daily grind of the magazine's quirky staff, serving up all the laughter that's fit to print. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Always In Fashion": A Conversation with (creator) Steven Levitan and the cast; the Blush covers gallery; select episode commentaries. (Shout! Factory).
Kevin Can Wait: Season One
(2016-17) Three-disc set with 24 episodes. Kevin Gable (Kevin James) is a Long Island cop who retires at 45, looking forward to day-drinking with his buddies, going to Mets games, and finally having some "me-time." He quickly learns, however, that his family's needs don't leave a lot of "me-time" after all. His 14-year old daughter Sara (Mary-Charles Jones) and 10-year old son Jack (James DiGiacomo) are having issues at school and 20-year old Kendra (Taylor Spreitler) is expected home soon on a visit from college -- with a few surprises of her own. To supplement his pension, Kevin's wife Donna (Erinn Hayes), a school nurse, wants to rent out their converted garage apartment which turns into quite a complicated competition for occupancy. Whether it's at Kevin's retirement party or just making plans with his fellow retiree buddies, Kevin realizes that life at home will not be as carefree as he had hoped.Formats: DVD. Extras: Gag reel, outtakes. (Sony).
The Last Face
(2016) Dir.: Sean Penn; Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem. A director of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief-aid doctor in the middle of a political/social revolution, and together they face tough choices surrounding humanitarianism and life during civil unrest.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Picturing The Last Face" featurette. (Lionsgate).
LEGO NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 7
(2017) Single disc with all 10 episodes as the Ninja encounter new
enemies, Krux and Acronix. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
(2016 -- Italy) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valentina Carnelutti. Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she's on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Paolo Virzì's new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse -- the world of sane people. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
(2017) Melissa Benoist, Eva Longoria, Theo Rossi, Demian Bichir. A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression. Read more about "Lowriders" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Lowriders: Art, Love, and Family,"
"Ghost's Arrival," "The Culture of Lowriders," "Ghost's Arrival."
Masterpiece Mystery:! Endeavour Season 4
(2017) Two-disc set with all four feature-length episodes. Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford. It's the summer of 1967, and the effects of the Cold War and sixties counterculture are being felt in Oxford. It has barely been two weeks since the events depicted in the season three finale, and Oxford's finest are picking up the pieces of their personal and professional lives. Endeavour waits to hear the result of his Sergeant's Exam, and self-medicates to numb his heartache over Joan, but whisky and Tännhauser will only get a man so far. Meanwhile, Thursday and Win deal with their own sense of grief. Their home is empty, Sam gone to the Army and Joan ... who knows where?
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (PBS Distribution).
(1987) Dir.: James Ivory; Hugh Grant, James Wilby, Rupert Graves. 30th Anniversary Edition. New 4K restoration from the original negative, overseen and approved by director James Ivory and cinematographer Pierre Lhomme. Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, the film is a moving story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding. It is based on E.M. Forster's novel, which was written at the height of his career but which he withheld from publication until after his death due to its controversial nature. The story centers on students Maurice Hall (Wilby) and Clive Durham (Grant), who find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret. After a friend is arrested and disgraced for "the unspeakable vice of the Greeks," Clive abandons his forbidden love and marries a young woman. Maurice, however, struggles with his identity and self-confidence, seeking the help of a hypnotist to rid himself of his undeniable urges. But while staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice is seduced by the affectionate and yearning servant Alec Scudder (Graves), an event that brings about profound changes in Maurice's life and outlook. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: New on-stage Q&A with Ivory and Lhomme, "The Story of Maurice," original theatrical trailer, 2017 rerelease trailer. Blu-ray adds James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme on the making of the film, a new conversation between Ivory and director Tom McCarthy, conversation with the filmmakers, deleted scenes and alternate takes with audio commentary by Ivory. (Cohen Film Collection).
(2017) Kate Mara, Common, Tom Felton, Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez,
Will Patton, Sam Keeley, Bradley Whitford. Read more about "Megan Leavey" in the
September Calendar. Based on the true life story of a young
Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military
combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud).
Extras: "Never Give Up":
An inside look at how Megan Leavey learned to trust Rex. (Universal).
Monsieur Le President
(2014) Filmed over three years in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, Mr President follows the ascension and confusing downfall of Gaston Jean Edy. Volunteering in Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake, Victoria Campbell encounters Gaston, a charming voodoo priest who shows leadership during the emergency, and later manages to open a small, much-needed medical clinic with the support of a foreign funder. He becomes a local hero, a symbol of ingenuity in defiance of the failure of conventional relief efforts. Over three years, he also becomes the filmmaker's close friend-until an unexpected development causes Victoria to re-examine her entire experience in Haiti. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Virgil Films).
Narcos: Season 2
(2016) Ten episodes. The manhunt for one of the most infamous criminals in history still rages on. Unforseen alliances form between Columbian authorities, rival cartels, and DEA agents to put an end to Pablo Escobar's ruthless activities. After drug lord Escobar escapes from prison, the Colombian police, rival cartels, and DEA agents try to take him down in the second season of the hit series. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with Director Andrés Baiz, producer Eric Newman, and actor Wagner Moura; "Unredacted: Declassifying Narcos: Season Two" featurette; deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
(2017) In this six-episode, swash-buckling adventure, the PAW Patrol take to the high seas for some epic rescues. Kids can join Ryder, Chase and the rest of the gang as they discover a secret pirate cave, embark on a treasure hunt, rescue whales and more. Formats: DVD. (Fox).
(1940) Romance becomes psychodrama in Alfred Hitchcock's elegantly crafted "Rebecca," his first foray into Hollywood filmmaking. A dreamlike adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel, the film stars the enchanting Joan Fontaine as a young woman who believes she has found her heart's desire when she marries the dashing aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter (played with cunning vulnerability by Laurence Olivier). But upon moving to Manderley -- her groom's baroque ancestral mansion -- she soon learns that his deceased wife haunts not only the home but the temperamental, brooding Maxim as well. The start of Hitchcock's legendary collaboration with producer David O. Selznick, this elegiac gothic vision, captured in stunning black and white by George Barnes, took home the Academy Awards for best picture and best cinematography. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary from 1990 featuring film scholar Leonard J. Leff; isolated music and effects track; new conversation between film critic and author Molly Haskell and scholar Patricia White; new interview with special effects historian Craig Barron on the visual effects in Rebecca; documentary from 2007 on the making of Rebecca; screen, hair, makeup, and costume tests including actors Joan Fontaine, Anne Baxter, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Sullavan, and Loretta Young; casting gallery annotated by director Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick; television interviews with Hitchcock and Fontaine from 1973 and 1980; audio interviews from 1986 with actor Judith Anderson and Fontaine; three radio adaptations of "Rebecca," from 1938, 1941, and 1950, including Orson Welles's version for the Mercury Theatre; theatrical rerelease trailer; an essay by critic and Selznick biographer David Thomson and selected production correspondence, including letters between Hitchcock and Selznick. (The Criterion Collection).
(2017) J. Van Auken, Nicholas Thurkettle, Mindy Rae, Alex Klein. Horror film centers around John Dunning, a disgraced psychic detective who is thrust into the midst of the mysterious Bellvue family empire -- whose future fortunes rely on a vast secret island cache of water -- and must investigate the suspicious death of the troubled Jacob, the last heir to the family fortune, while being dogged by a suspicious journalist and a feckless, ruthless young family member Elias. When John is accused of the murder that he himself is investigating, he must venture into the depths of madness to uncover the truth about the family and their power, before he loses his mind, his life ... or worse.
Formats: DVD. Extras: Director and star J. Van Auken audio commentary track, trailers, outtakes, behind-the-scenes stills gallery. (Maxim Media Marketing).
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete First Season
(1968) The four-disc set features 14 remastered episodes from the landmark Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series. The '60s gave us "in-crowds," "be-ins" and "love-ins," and starting in 1968, the happening place for free-form comedy was "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," broadcast from "beautiful downtown Burbank." Straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a gaggle of goofballs through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. Anything and anyone in the public eye was a target. Political correctness? Forget it! The off-the-wall groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning show would go on to anchor the Monday 8 p.m. time slot on NBC until March 12, 1973, transforming both pop culture and the medium of television. Tim Conway and Cher as John Smith and Pocahontas; a silent salute to presidential candidate George Wallace; a Mod, Mod World look at the Olympics -- are just a few of the zaniest things crammed into Season 1. Also making their appearances for the first time: Goldie Hawn's giggly blonde, Judy Carne's "Sock-It-to-Me" girl, Jo Anne Worley's anti-chicken-joke militant, Ruth Buzzi's perpetually-frustrated spinster and Arte Johnson's "verrry interesting" German soldier. The show's first season was also highlighted by long-running fan favorite features including "Sock It to Me," "Cocktail Party," the "Joke Wall," and Sammy Davis Jr. introducing the all-time classic sketch "Here Comes the Judge". Formats: DVD. Extras: Rare "Laugh-In" pilot, new interview with creator and executive producer George Schlatter, 25th anniversary cast reunion highlights, "Laugh-In Bloopers." (Time Life).
Supernatural: The Complete Twelfth Season
(2016-17) Six-DVD, four Blu-ray set with all 23 episodes. In the
show's 12th season, Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki & Jensen
Ackles) are reunited with their mother, Mary Winchester (Samantha
Smith), newly resurrected by the apocalyptic force known as the
Darkness. But Mary Winchester is not the only family appearing this
season. In addition to Lucifer being sprung from Hell, he's also
expecting a son. Now, the Winchesters -- with Castiel's help -- must
not only contend with Crowley, Lucifer and his spawn, and the arrival
of the conniving British Men of Letters (who've come to "complicate"
their hunting days), but they'll also have to relearn what it is to be
a family again after all these years.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud).
Extras: "The Winchester
Mythology: Mary Winchester." "The Winchester Mythology: Clash of the
British Men of Letters," "The Winchester Mythology: The Hunters Life,"
Supernatural 2016 Comic-Con Panel, commentaries, deleted scenes, gag
The Wedding Plan
(2017 -- Israel) Noa Koler, Oz Zehavi, Irit Sheleg, Ronny Merhavi. Poignant and funny romantic comedy about love, marriage, and faith in life's infinite possibilities. Michal, blindsided by her fiancé's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Photo gallery. (Lionsgate).
(2017) Salma Hayek, Chloe Sevigny, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass. Beatriz (Salmas Hayek), an immigrant from a poor Mexican town, draws upon her innate kindness as a spiritual health practitioner in L.A. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a rich and ruthless real-estate developer. When fate brings them together at a dinner party, it leads to a culture clash of wildly comic proportions -- and a night that will change both their worlds forever. Read more about "Beatriz at Dinner" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Photo gallery. (Lionsgate).
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season
(2016-17) Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray sets with all 24 episodes of the saga of Leonard and Sheldon, two genius roommates who are brilliant in the lab, but socially challenged outside of it. Last season, Leonard and Penny went from next-door neighbors to next-door newlyweds with a nuptial excursion to Vegas. This season, they find themselves in a repeating paradigm as they re-create their wedding -- this time with family including Penny's mother (Katey Sagal) and brother (Jack McBrayer) and Leonard's parents (Christine Baranski & Judd Hirsch). Meanwhile, Sheldon and Amy move in together as part of an ongoing "cohabitation experiment." Also, gravitating in their universe, Howard and Bernadette prepare for the arrival of a little Wolowitz, while Raj finds himself juggling not one, but two girlfriends. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Just Ask BBT 2.0," "The Ever-Expanding Universe of The Big Bang Theory," "Mad Props," "Who's the Baby Now," 2016 Comic Con Panel, gag reel. (Warner).
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
(2017) Sixteen years after Buena Vista Social Club sparked a global wave of appreciation for Cuban jazz, captivating audiences and receiving an Academy Award nomination (Best Documentary, Features, 1999), this documentary revisits the remaining original members of the Grammy-nominated group as they embark on one last farewell tour. The film follows five of the original band members from the first film, as the legendary musicians recall their ups and downs over the years, including award-winning performances and losing many of their fellow band members. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "On the Record with the Band" featurette. (BroadGreen Pictures).
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
(2017) Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal, DeeDee Rescher, Brian Posehn, David Soren. Read more about "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). "Hero Edition" Bluray extras: Featurettes: "The Really Cool Adventures of Captain Underpants Motion Comic," "The Captain Underpants Guide to Being a Hero," "The Professor Poopypants (Totally Original and Supercool) Guide to Being a Villain," "Kevin Hart and Ed Helms Surprise Fans," "Lunch Lady PSA with Kristen Schaal," "Sock Puppets Real Stars"; deleted scenes; lyric videos: "Captain Underpants" theme by Weird Al" Yankovic and "A Friend Like You" by Andy Grammer; "Tighty-Whitey Q&A with the Stars - Part 1 and Part 2"; gallery: "Comic Book Covers," "The Art of DreamWorks Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." (DreamWorks Animation/Fox).
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
(2016) New Yorkers and others who love the city hold its beautiful and historic Greenwich Village close to their hearts -- but this iconic neighborhood was nearly destroyed by one all-powerful public official in the 1960s. The David-and-Goliath story of the woman who stood in his way and fought to save the heart of Lower Manhattan is told in the acclaimed new documentary, a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who argued that urban communities need to be protected from destructive development projects. Her 1961 book, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," became a clarion call for the preservation of livable metropolises. Director Matt Tyrnauer ("Valentino: The Last Emperor") vividly brings to life Jacobs' 1960s dramatic showdown with the ruthless, egomaniacal construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze a wide swath of Lower Manhattan to make way for a highway that in theory would rush commuters out of the city to their homes in the outer boroughs and suburbs. For decades, power broker and construction czar Moses had succeeded in transforming the New York City metropolitan area with bridges and tunnels. He also uprooted residents of poorer sections to make way for dehumanizing housing projects and multi-lane highways. But this seemingly all-powerful figure came up against a formidable opponent in Jacobs, who fought Moses' monstrous plans to destroy Washington Square Park and the historic brownstones of Greenwich Village in order to lay his expressway. The film powerfully and movingly shows how Jacobs bravely and nearly singlehandedly took on the establishment and won, not only preserving a precious part of New York, but signaling the triumph of a new, more thoughtful approach to urban renewal nationwide. Marisa Tomei reads the words of Jane Jacobs while Vincent D'Onofrio provides the voice of Robert Moses. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
Dead Again in Tombstone
(2016) Danny Trejo, Jake Busey, Elysia Rotaru, Dean McDermott, Elizabeth Lavender, Peter Skagen, Michelle Rios, Joe-Norman Shaw. Danny Trejo is back as the infamous gang leader Guerrero de la Cruz. The devil's outlaw and reluctant servant, Guerrero, returns from the dead again and is forced to protect a stolen relic from getting into the hands of Jackson Boomer (Jake Busey and his gang of soldiers, but Jackson will stop at nothing to raise his comrades from the dead and bring the wrath of hell upon earth. Guerrero must use all his dark powers in order to defeat Jackson and find redemption ... or die again trying.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Resurrecting the Western: The Making of Dead Again in Tombstone," "Home in Tombstone: Danny Trejo as Guerrero," deleted scenes montage, commentary with director Roel Reiné, editor Radu Ion, director of photography Rolf Dekens, co-writer Ethan Wiley and Grid VFX CEO Jan Goossen. (Universal).
(2016) Corin Nemec, Whitney Moore, Nathin Butler, Sean Gunnell. A small team of scientists hiding in Los Angeles are tasked with the impossible mission of stopping an invasion of drones from slaughtering all of humanity and stripping the Earth of its resources. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
Empire Season 3
(2016-17) Five-disc set with all 18 episodes of the series set in the hip-hop music world. While Lucious (Terrence Howard) launches Empire's music streaming division, his half-brother Tariq launches a murder investigation of Lucious. And as Cookie's (Taraji P. Henson) romance with Angelo Dubois heats up, so does Angelo's campaign for mayor. The Lyon brothers face troubles from the past: Andre still sees Rhonda's ghost, Jamal wrestles with a pill addiction, and Hakeem's attempts to find love are interrupted by a surprising family rival. Formats: DVD. Extras: Three uncut music performances, four studio sessions. (Fox).
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary
(1982) To celebrate the 35th anniversary of this modern classic, Universal is re-releasing the film on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. The highlight is a 35th Anniversary Limited Edition, on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital. This special gift set features premium packaging, includes a re-mastered CD soundtrack of the original Grammy Award-winning album, is packed with over three hours of bonus features and includes a collector's booklet with behind-the-scenes stories and rare images from the archives. The film will aslo be available as a DVD, in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo, in a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray and DVD Extras: "The E.T. Journals" retraces the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer John Toll; "Steven Spielberg & E.T." interview with Steven Spielberg as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on "E.T."; "The Music of E.T." discussion with John Williams, and interviews and footage focused on the long-standing relationship between Williams and Spielberg; "Designs, photographs and marketing of E.T."; "E.T." designs by production illustrator Ed Verreaux; "E.T." designs by Carlo Rambaldi; spaceship designs by Ralph McQuarrie; designs by production illustrator Ed Verreaux; production photographs; "Marketing E.T. A Look Back" special insider's look into the making of "E.T." featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film; "The E.T. Reunion" in which the cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film; "The 20th Anniversary Premiere" ijn which composer Williams played the score of "E.T." live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer. (Universal).
(1967) Before "Woodstock" and "Monterey Pop," there was "Festival."
From 1963 to 1966, Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk
Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it
reached its peak as a popular phenomenon. Joan Baez, Bob Dylan,
Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, the Staples Singers, Pete Seeger, Son
House, and Peter, Paul and Mary were just a few of the legends who
shared the stage at Newport, treating audiences to a range of folk
music that encompassed the genre's roots in blues, country, and gospel
as well as its newer flirtations with rock 'n' roll. Shooting in
gorgeous black and white, Lerner juxtaposes performances with snapshot
interviews with artists and their fans, weaving footage from four
years of the festival into an intimate record of a pivotal time in
music -- and in American culture at large.
On DVD and Blu-ray, with a new, restored 2K digital transfer, approved
by director Murray Lerner, and a new reconstruction and remastering of
the monaural soundtrack using the original concert and field
recordings, approved by Lerner and presented uncompressed on the
Extras: "When We Played
Newport," a new program featuring archival interviews with Lerner,
music festival producer George Wein, and musicians Joan Baez, Judy
Collins, Buffy Saint-Marie, Pete Seeger, and Peter Yarrow; "Editing
Festival," a new program featuring Lerner, associate editor Alan Heim,
and assistant editor Gordon Quinn; selection of complete outtake
performances, including Clarence Ashley, Horton Barker, Johnny Cash,
John Lee Hooker, and Odetta; a booklet featuring an essay by critic
Amanda Petrusich and artist bios by folk music expert Mary Katherine
Aldin. (The Criterion Collection).
(2016) A mind-bending British psychological thriller. Chris is a homicide detective called to London to investigate a strange double murder. Both victims appear to have continued moving towards their assailant despite multiple gunshots to the face and chest. On a hunch, and with the help of an old colleague -- and former girlfriend -- Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate the suspect's psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland, who has a taste for the occult. The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe and Dan Renton Skinner, "The Ghoul" is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Gareth Tunley, actor-producer Tom Meeten and producer Jack Healy Guttmann; "In the Loop," a new documentary on the conception and making of "The Ghoul" produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release, featuring interviews with Tunley, Meeten, Guttmann, actors Alice Lowe, Geoff McGivern, Niamh Cusack Rufus Jones and Dan Skinner, composer Waen Shepherd, and executive producers Dhiraj Mahey and Ben Wheatley; "The Baron," a 2013 short film with optional commentary by writer-director Tunley and writer-actor Meeten; theatrical trailer; First pressing only: booklet featuring writing on the film by Adam Scovell, author of "Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange." (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
The Goldbergs: Season 3
(2015-16) Three-disc set with all 25 episodes. The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back. For geeky and movie-obsessed youngest child Adam, his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Each season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies and they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg. Formats: DVD. Extras: Gag reel, episode commentary on "The Dirty Dancing Dance." (Sony).
The Goldbergs: Season 4
(2016-17) Three-disc set with all 24 episodes. The VCR-loving, mixtape-making, spandex-wearing Goldbergs are back. For geeky and movie-obsessed youngest child Adam, his wonder years were spent documenting the hilarious and awkward antics of his colorful family. Each season finds the siblings fighting off huggies, snuggies and nubbies and they navigate what it means to grow up as a Goldberg. Formats: DVD. Extras: Gag reel, deleted scenes, episode commentary on "The Kara-te Kid." (Sony).
(2016) Sarah Davenport, Andrew Divoff, David Naughton, When recent
college grad Regan goes to a family's house to babysit their daughter
for the weekend, she invites her three best gal pals along. What
starts as a girls' getaway becomes a journey into hell, as the young
women discover the house is haunted by a dark and violent history
involving a Nazi, his daughter, and an ancient artifact that feeds on
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud).
I Love You Both
(2016) Doug Archibald, Kristin Archibald, Lucas Neff, Artemis Pebdani, Charlene Archibald. Twins, Krystal and Donny, played by real life siblings Doug and Kristin Archibald, have been co-dependent for 28 years, still living together in a converted one-bedroom house. As Krystal struggles to get over her ex-boyfriend and Donny struggles to come to grips with the fact that his new music manager might not be all that he claims, they both meet and start falling for the same guy, Andy. Fearing the idea of having to go their separate ways, they remain in denial about the fact that they're both dating him, until he eventually picks only one of them. His decision forces them to
confront the fact that they can no longer live the same life. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scene; interviews with writer-director Doug Archibald, writer Kristin Archibald, and producer Ryan Finnerty; behind-the-scenes photo gallery; trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
It Comes at Night
(2016) Joel Edgerton, Chris Abbot, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough, Kelvin Harrison Jr. Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. Read more about "It Comes at Night" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Human Nature: Creating It Comes at Night" featurette. (Lionsgate).
LEGO Nexo KNIGHTS -- Season 3
(2017) Single disc with all 10 episodes. With the evil Book of
Monsters destroyed and Jestro, the dark court jester, on an apology
tour throughout the Kingdom, the NEXO KNIGHTS have returned home. Due
to the Knights' valiant efforts peace has come again to Knighton. But
all is not what it seems. Evil forces are lurking in the shadows,
waiting for the right moment to attack the unassuming kingdom.
Lifetime Scary Movie Set
Four Lifetime frightful films in one set: A woman left for dead by a serial killer seeks revenge. A real-life Manson girl reveals how her communal sisterhood moved from free love to mass murder. A mother's newborn baby is possessed by a vengeful spirit. Two high school girls unearth a centuries-old diary and unleash havoc and destruction. "Stephen King's Big Driver" (2014, with Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett), "Manson's Lost Girls" (2015, with Jeff Ward, Mackenzie Mauzy and Eden Brolin), "Hush Little Bay" (2007, with Victoria Pratt and Johanna Black, and "Devil's Diary" (2007, with Alexz Johnson, Miriam McDonald and Magda Apanowicz). Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
(2017) Sean O'Donnell, Alexandria DeBerry, Gary Busey, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dylan Riley Snyder, Michael Eric Reid. When Kelly Hankins, the heartthrob of Butterhill High, discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant, he turns to his eccentric scientist uncle, whose latest experiment is Adam, a male monkey who has received an embryo transfer and is carrying a baby. Kelly decides to become the first human experiment, but high school life becomes increasingly tough as he has to hide his pregnancy from his family, friends and faculty. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Hollywood Red Carpet (Behind the Scenes)," teaser trailer. (MVD Visual).
(2017) Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance. Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened by tomb raider Nick Morton (Tom Cruise). Her malevolence has grown over millennia and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension, from the sands of the Middle East through modern-day London. Read more about "The Mummy" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; "Cruise & Kurtzman: A Conversation Rooted in Reality" about the making of "The Mummy": "Rooted in Reality" filmmakers and cast discussion on how they broke away from old tropes and traditions to create a dynamic and realistic 21st century monster movie; "Life in Zero-G: Creating the Plane Crash"; "Meet Ahmanet" in which Sofia Boutella shares the excitement of reinventing a monster icon; "Cruise in Action" stunt featurette; "Becoming Jekyll and Hyde": "Choreographed Chaos" featurette on how the filmmakers created an outdoors clash between ancient and modern worlds; "Nick Morton: In Search of a Soul" featurette; "Ahmanet Reborn Animated Graphic Novel"; feature commentary with director and producer Alex Kurtzman, and cast members Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson. (Universal).
(2015) In 1979, at the age of 43, American asocial self-educated inventor Joseph Newman, living in the backwoods of Mississippi, claimed to develop a motor that defied the laws of physics. Mainstream news stations, and even an appearance on "The Tonight Show", spread the revolutionary potential of his magnetic perpetual motion machine, potentially ending the world's need for oil, gas and nuclear dependency. Instead, as detailed in Jon Fox’s stranger-than-fiction documentary debut, the maverick faced a decades long, and increasingly paranoid, battle against the U.S. Patent Office and the scientific establishment. This film documents a creator’s infinite passion to have his unique invention realized, tragically resulting in his self-destruction. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (FilmRise).
Orphan Black: Season Five
(2017) In the final season (10 episodes) of this critically acclaimed drama starring Emmy-award winning actress Tatiana Maslany, fans follow the last showdown between Sarah (Maslany) and Rachel (Maslany) -- the clone who's sought to destroy her and her sisters from day one. Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray. Extras: Five featurettes. (BBC Home Entertainment).
The Resurrected BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1991) John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Laurie Briscoe, Robert Romanus. Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Sarandon), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the time his wife Claire (Sibbett) hires private investigator John March (Terry) to halt the horrible experiments, it's too late ... the dead have been resurrected. Based on "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" by H.P. Lovecraft. In a new 2K transfer from the film's vaulted interpositive film element. Extras: New "Claire's Conundrum"c interview with actress Jane Sibbett; new "The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward" interview with S.T. Joshi, author of "I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft"; audio commentary with producers Mark Borde and Kenneth Raich, screenwriter Brent V. Friedman, actor Richard Romanus and make-up effects artist Todd Masters; "The Resurrected Man" interview with Chris Sarandon; "Abominations & Adaptations" interview with screenwriter Brent Friedman; "Grotesque Melodies" interview with composer Richard Band; "Lovecraftian Landscapes" interview with production designer Brent Thomas; "Human Experiments" interview with special effects artist Todd Masters; deleted and extended scenes from the workprint; home video trailer & Japanese trailer; photo gallery. (Scream Factory).
Scorpion Season Three
(2016-17) Six-disc set with all 25 episodes. Inspired by a true story, the series is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O'Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security's new think tank, O'Brien's "Scorpion" team includes Toby Curtis an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo, who shares a harrowing history with O'Brien. However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each other's humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they rely on Paige Dineen, who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world for them. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation's crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Unlikely Heroes: Scorpion Season 3" featurette, "You're Invited" featurette on the courtship and eventual nuptials between two members of the team; "Scorp Beats' featurette on the series' music; "Mock Me Up" featurette on the series' graphic design; gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).
Silicon Valley: The Complete Fourth Season
(2017) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes. Season Four continues to lambaste the self-important world of tech. The Pied Piper guys pursue their video-chat app, PiperChat, but Richard (Thomas Middleditch) has a hard time letting go of his dream to put his algorithm to better use. As Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) flirts with notoriety while Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) looks on in amusement, Erlich (T.J. Miller) searches for his next big break, Jared (Zach Woods) attempts to pivot with the company, and Big Head (Josh Brener) enters the world of academia. Over at Hooli, Gavin (Matt Ross) finds himself threatened by Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky), while Monica (Amanda Crew) struggles to bounce back at Raviga after her fallout with Laurie (Suzanne Cryer). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deletes scenes. (HBO).
Soul on a String
(2016 -- China) A young Tibetan wanderer confronts a series of mystical events and earthly adversity in director Zhang Yang's acclaimed film. After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a slain deer, Taibei, a young Tibetan wanderer, embarks on a mission of redemption in order to bring the divine artifact back to its rightful home, the holy mountain of Buddha. Danger and treachery await at every step, as black market traders and two brothers in search of vengeance stand in his path. Along the way, however, Taibei encounters a motley band of followers that help him on his strange and mystical journey. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Bonus Short Film: "The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf, and the Boy" (directed by Oualid Mouaness, Arabic with English subtitles) -- When two brothers use a household rifle without their father's consent, they get more than they bargained for. (Film Movement).
This Is Us: The Complete First Season
(2016-17) Five-disc set with all 18 episodes of the series that chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s and 1990s to their now adult kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love, fulfillment and healing in the present day. This dramedy reveals how the events in our lives -- both big and small -- impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. Formats: DVD. Extras: “The Aftershow" featurette that explores the emotional dramatic performances with the cast and creators; free 8x8 Shutterfly Photo Book ($29.99 Value) offer. (Fox).
VEEP: The Complete Sixth Season
(2017) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes. In the sixth season, President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is now out of office for the first time in years after her loss in a Senate vote to resolve an Electoral College tie last season. Forging ahead to secure her legacy and find her place in the world, while much of her staff pursues endeavors of their own, Selina and her band of fellow misfits hilariously attempt to make their mark while navigating the political landscape in Washington and beyond. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentaries featuring cast (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sam Richardson, Sarah Sutherland, and Clea DuVall), executive producer and showrunner David Mandel, and additional writers, directors, and producers. (HBO).
(2016-17) Five-disc DVD, four-disc Blu-ray set with all 23 episodes.
In Season Five, newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself
challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City.
With his right hand, John Diggle, back in the military and his sister
Thea adamant about hanging up her vigilante hood as Speedy, Team Green
Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity -- but they're no longer the
only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow's public defeat of Damien Darhk
at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to
step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes
them obstacles rather than allies in the field.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital,
UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Arrow: 2016 Comic-Con Panel,
"The New Team Arrow," "Allied: The Invasion Complex (Arrow),"
"Returning to the Roots of Arrow: Prometheus," deleted scenes, gag
The Big Sick
(2017) Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar. Rom-com tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Read more about "The Big Sick" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "A Personal Journey: The Making of The Big Sick" featurette; "The Real Story" featurette; 2017 SXSW Film Festival panel;
cast & filmmaker commentary with actor-writer Kumail Nanjiani, writer Emily V. Gordon, producer Barry Mendel and director Michael Showalter; "The Big Sick: The Other Stuff," deleted scenes, "The Bigger Sick: Stick Around for More Laughs." (Lionsgate).
Body of Deceit
(2015 - Italy) Kristanna Loken, Antonio Cupo, Saria Givaty, Guilio Berruti. With the inviting, seductive Mediterranean Sea as its backdrop, this psychological thriller begins as Alice (Loken) -- a ghostwriter for a famous novelist -- tries to put the pieces of her life back together after being in a coma for two weeks after a fatal car accident. She now suffers from amnesia and must complete the novel she began for her best-selling author client prior to her accident. However, with her depression and recurrent, cryptic nightmares, she can’t focus and is having difficulty completing the novel. Her husband and agent, Max, takes her from their home in Los Angeles to their private villa in Malta to finish the book. But Malta is where Alice’s car accident took place, and Max hopes this will unblock her mind so she can start working again to meet the publisher’s deadline. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (FilmRise).
By the Time it Gets Dark
(2016 -- Thailand) Winner of Thailand National Film Association (Thai Oscars)'s Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Editing, the delicately poetic second feature by Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong weaves together multiple stories and characters to create a portrait of a beautiful country haunted by the lingering trauma of the 1976 government-sanctioned massacre of student demonstrators in Bangkok. A shape-shifting narrative, the film delves into the intersection of memory, politics, and cinema. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).
(2017) Steven Seagal, Luke Goss, Georges St-Pierre. A team of DEA agents get a special assignment -- shadow a drug kingpin-turned informant to keep him safe from harm -- but the tables are turned when the drug lord's former gang decides to try to take him out. When crime boss Salazar turns informant, U.S. Marshal Jensen (Goss) and his team must guard their luxury-hotel safehouse. But as cartel underboss Sinclaire (St-Pierre) and his hit squads descend to murder Salazar, the situation explodes. Enraged, agent Harrison (Seagal) will stop at nothing to root out the mole that compromised the operation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
(2016) The expanses of the American West take center stage in this
intimately observed triptych from Kelly Reichardt. Adapted from three
short stories by Maile Meloy and unfolding in self-contained but
interlocking episodes, "Certain Women" navigates the subtle shifts in
personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed
lives of its characters: a lawyer (Laura Dern) forced to subdue a
troubled client; a woman (Michelle Williams) whose plans to construct
her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school
teacher (Kristen Stewart) who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch
hand (Lily Gladstone), whose unguardedness and deep attachment to the
land deliver an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy. With
unassuming craft, Reichardt captures the rhythms of daily life in
small-town Montana through these fine-grained portraits of women
trapped within the landscape's wide-open spaces.
On DVD and Blu-ray, with a new 2K digital transfer, supervised by
director Kelly Reichardt and cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt,
with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: New interviews
with the film's cast and crew, including Reichardt and executive
producer Todd Haynes; new interview with Maile Meloy, author of the
stories on which the film is based; trailer; an essay by critic Ella
Taylor. (The Criterion Collection).
(2016 -- Brazil) Winner of the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival's Best Documentary, "Cinema Novo" is a film essay that poetically investigates the eponymous Brazilian film movement, the most prominent in Latin America in the past century, through the analysis of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira do Santos, Glauber Rocha, Leon Hirszman, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Ruy Guerra, Cacá Diegue, Walter Lima Jr, Paulo César Saraceni, among others. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary Edition
(1977) New 4K restoration available on three-disc 4K Ultra HD, a Limited Edition three-disc 4K Ultra HD “Light and Sound” Gift Set, and in high-def on two-disc remastered Blu-ray. The highly collectible Limited Edition Gift Set features illuminated packaging that plays the iconic 5-tone motif. Also included is an expanded booklet with rare archival photos. Both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD releases include all three restored versions of the film, including the 1977 theatrical version, the 1980 Special Edition and the 1997 Director’s Cut. In addition to the legacy bonus materials, the "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Blu-ray comes with new bonus content, including rare, never-before-seen home movies and gags from the set, and the all-new featurette “Three Kinds of Close Encounters.” This featurette includes a new interview with director Steven Spielberg on the legacy of the film, as well as new interviews with directors J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve on the impact of Close Encounters. (Sony).
Code Black: Season Two
(2016-17) Four-disc set with all 16 episodes of the series that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all -- creating a condition called "Code Black." At the heart of the ER is Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), a residency director whose job is to save lives in an often impossible environment, and who is known to the group of residents as "Daddy." Formats: DVD. Extras: "Code Black: The Second Year," "Operation Submarine: A Look Inside Episode 207," "A Day in the Life of a Showrunner" featurette alongside Michael Seitzman during a busy day on set as a showrunner, deleted and extended scenes, gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).
(2016 -- Bulgaria) Frank Capra by way of Bulgaria, "Glory," the third collaboration between directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov ("Jump," "The Lesson") starts with a simple premise, but deepens into a portrait of a bureaucracy riven with cynicism, and a government happy to swallow its most idealistic citizens whole. When Tsanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov), a stuttering, scraggle-bearded railroad linesman discovers millions of dollars on some rural train tracks, he decides to turn the entire amount over to the police. The authorities, ever grateful, reward him with a televised ceremony and a new wristwatch. But when the glitzy new watch stops working, Julia Staikova (Margita Gosheva), the workaholic PR head of the corrupt Ministry of Transport, can't seem to find Petrov's old watch, a family heirloom. And, as Tsanko's humble reality collides with a bureaucracy determined to use his "heroism" to distract the public from an emerging scandal, he desperately struggles to recover both his old watch and his dignity. Funny and sad at the same time, bursting with life, with superb direction and acting. A must see. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus Short Film: Academy Award-Winner Best Live Action Short "Helium" (directed by Anders Walter, Danish with English subtitles), in which hospital janitor Enzo weaves stories of a magical universe that bring solace and joy to a young, terminally ill patient. (Film Movement).
(1997 -- Japan) Directed and written by and starring Takeshi Kitano. Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop's widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness. The yakuza, however, are not so easily bought off, sending Nishi down a road paved with nihilism and violence. Considered Kitano's first true cinematic masterpiece. Restored in HD. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary by Rolling Stone film critic David Fear, "making-of" featurette, collector's booklet featuring a new essay by film writer Jasper Sharp. (Film Movement Classics).
(2017) Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross, Nick Offerman, Katharine Ross. A former Western icon re-evaluates his life, his image and more importantly his heart after a surprise diagnosis. Read more about "The Hero" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Audio commentary with writer-director Brett Haley and Sam Elliott, photo gallery.
(2016 -- Spain) Nicolás Durán, Alejandro Goic, Sebastián Ayala, Gastón Salgado. Based on true events, the drama follows 18-year-old Jesús, trapped in a dead-end cycle of drugs, sex, apathy, and an obsession with violence. Living in a small flat with his widower father, Hector, where the TV covers up their inability to communicate, is not helping matters. After his band loses a competition, Jesús and his friends get drunk and head out, looking for a thrill. They finally find it in a cemetery: a young defenseless boy crosses their path, and violence ensues. Soon, the attack is national news, and the police are searching for those responsible. Desperate to avoid the authorities as well as his friends, Jesús has no choice but to turn to his father for help. But, when the flesh of your flesh is rotten, will you go to any extent to protect it, or will you cut it loose? Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season
(2016-17) Four-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray set with all 18 episodes.
Based on the hit movie franchise, Lethal Weapon, tells the story of a
slightly unbalanced former Navy SEAL joining forces with a veteran
detective as partners on the Los Angeles police force.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud).
Extras: "Reloading Lethal
Weapon" featurette, uncensored extended pilot episode, deleted scenes,
Madam Secretary: Season Three
(2016-17) Six-disc set with all 23 episodes of the series that stars Tea Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and former CIA analyst, Elizabeth returned to public life at the request of President Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine), who values McCord's apolitical leanings, deep knowledge of the Middle East, flair for languages and ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord's team includes chief of staff Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth); policy advisor Jay Whitman (Sebastian Arcelus); speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend); press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller); and charming assistant, Blake Moran (Erich Bergen). McCord's debates on third world problems at work and her battles with the president's combative chief of staff, Russell Jackson (Zeljko Ivanek), are just a warm-up for when she goes to where "politics" and "compromise" take on new meaning, home to her husband, theology professor turned intelligence operative Henry (Tim Daly), and their three children. Formats: DVD. Extras: "A Day In The Life: An Inside Look at Madam Secretary: Season Three," extended and deleted scenes. (CBS/Paramount).
The Moderns [Collector's Edition]
(1988) Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Linda Fiorentino, John Lone, Geneviève Bujold, Wallace Shawn. Paris, 1926. A time when anything could happen -- and usually did. At the center of this world is Nick Hart (Carradine), a struggling painter who makes a meager living drawing caricatures at his favorite café. Nick longs for success and even agrees to forge masterpieces for a wealthy divorcée (Chaplin). But what he truly desires is Rachel (Fiorentino), the alluring wife of an obsessively jealous and lethally dangerous businessman (John Lone). A stylish and witty exploration of the manners and mores within a lost generation. New 2K scan from the interpositive. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New interviews with director Alan Rudolph, producer Carolyn Pfeiffer, and actor Keith Carradine. (Shout! Factory).
Odd Squad Villains: Best of the Worst
(2017) Three stories from the multiple Emmy-winning live-action PBS KIDS show. Join the agents of Odd Squad as they use their math and problem-solving skills to defeat evil villains and set things right. From trying to stop Odd Todd from turning townspeople and the agents invisible, to preventing Fladam from destroying the city's cubes, to recovering Ms. O's very important briefcase from the Shape Shifter, Odd Squad is always there to save the day. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).
(2017 -- South Korea) Kim Rae-won, Han Suk-kyu. A troubled former police inspector is sentenced to prison for a hit-and-run accident, placing him with other inmates that he had put behind bars. While inside, he discovers the entire penitentiary is controlled by an inmate who is running a crime syndicate with the help of the warden and guards, which provides them the perfect alibi. Looking for revenge against the system that placed him inside, he joins the syndicate. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).
Road Less Traveled
(2017) Lauren Alaina, Charlene Tilton, Jason Burkey, Donny Boaz. Alaina is fresh off a Country hit with her single "Road Less Traveled," from her hit album of the same name in early 2017. Here she plays country music artist Charlotte, who comes back home to Tennessee a week before she's set to get married, hoping to borrow her late mother's wedding dress from her grandmother. But when she runs into her high school sweetheart, Ray, sparks begin to fly. As emotions with Ray get complicated and her record label pressures her to write a new hit song, Charlotte questions if she ever should have left Tennessee in the first place and if she's even marrying the right man. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
Timeless: Season One
(2016-17) Four-disc set with all 16 episodes. A history professor
(Abigail Spencer), a soldier (Matt Lanter) and a scientist (Malcolm
Barrett), chase a dangerous fugitive (Goran Višnjic) with plans to
re-write American history after he steals a secret experimental time
machine. Running with the likes of Bonnie and Clyde, Ian Fleming and
Al Capone, the team -- using the machine's prototype -- must make
every effort not to affect the past themselves as they jump through
time in this unique historical fiction/sci-fi series.
Formats: DVD. Extras: Deletes scenes, gag reel.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends: The Complete Collection
Ten-disc set with 27+ hours of the best episodes from the '70s, '80s and '90s -- including original commercials -- bringing together Carson's greatest guests:
Robin Williams, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Burt Reynolds, Rodney Dangerfield, Bob Hope, Don Rickles, Dolly Parton, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Tony Bennett and many, many more. Carefully selected from the vaults by Carson archivists. The set is comprised of three distinct collections: "Johnny and Friends" (six discs; some previously available at retail); "The Ultimate Carson Collection" (three discs -- never before available at retail) with "The Best of the '60s & '70s," "The Best of the '70s & '80s" and "The Best of the '80s & '90s"; "Three Decades of Christmas on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (single disc -- never before available at retail). Also included is a specially-produced 28-page memory book filled with rare archival photos and nearly two hours of bonus features. Formats: DVD: $99.99. (Time Life).
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series, Volumes 1-6
Six disc-set of comedy and unforgettable moments from 12 complete, unedited shows (with commercials). Includes some of the most requested shows ever: Carson's 10th and 11th anniversary shows, Johnny's birthday episodes, and others, with an incredible collection of guests, including Dean Martin, Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles, Bob Hope, Dom DeLuise, John Denver, Peter Fonda, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston, Michael Landon, Billy Crystal, Paul McCartney, Orson Welles, Muhammad Ali and many, many more.
Formats: DVD: $59.95. Extras: Interview with Peaches Jones and stunt demonstration (1972), interviews with David Letterman and Joe Piscopo (1987), interview with Lucille Ball (1975), show opening, monologue and desk with Johnny and Ed (1976), a visit from Joan Embery and Rodney Dangerfield (1976), sketch and James Brown performance and interview (1973). (Time Life).
(2015 - Romania) A hunt for buried treasure sends two men on a surprising comic caper in this Cannes prize-winning charmer from acclaimed director Corneliu Porumboiu ("Police, Adjective," "12:08 East of Bucharest"). Costi (Cuzin Toma) is a workaday family man whose cash-strapped next-door neighbor (Adrian Purcarescu) makes him an intriguing proposition: help him find the fortune reportedly buried somewhere on the grounds of his family's country home and split the profits. But as the two men dig, they unearth more than they bargained for, excavating not only dirt, but traces of Romania's often tumultuous history. Part modern-day fable, part profound social commentary.
Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
The Vietnam War
(2017) Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the lavish documentary is an immersive narrative that tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. "The Vietnam War" features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Ten years in the making, the series brings the war and the chaotic epoch it encompassed viscerally to life. Written by Geoffrey C. Ward, produced by Sarah Botstein, Novick and Burns, it includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and revelatory audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. Features new, original music written and recorded by Academy Award-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The film also features new music arranged and performed by Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble. The series also features more than 120 popular songs that define the era, including tracks from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Ben E. King, Phil Ochs, Donovan, Johnny Cash, Barry McGuire, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Otis Redding, Santana, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, The Temptations, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Pete Seeger and more. 10-disc set comprising nine hours. The series airs on PBS September 17--September 21 & September 24--September 28.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: (PBS Distribution).
(2017) Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Eugene Brave Rock, Saïd Taghmaoui. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Read more about "Wonder Woman" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D/Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Crafting the Wonder" behind-the-scenes production featurette; "A Director's Vision: Themyscira: The Hidden Island"; "A Director's Vision: Beach Battle"; "A Director's Vision: A Photograph Through Time"; "A Director's Vision: Diana in the Modern World"; "A Director's Vision: Wonder Woman at War"; "Warriors of Wonder Woman" featurette on the creation of the Amazon army as the women of "Wonder Woman" transform emotionally and physically into the world's most powerful and heroic warriors; "The Trinity" in which filmmakers and comic book creators explore the legend of Wonder Woman and how she stands shoulder to shoulder with Superman and Batman to create the pillars of the DC Universe; "The Wonder Behind the Camera": the women behind the wonder; "Finding the Wonder Woman Within": award-winning poets and inspiring public figures reveal the impact and importance of DC's heroine; extended scenes; blooper reel. Blu-ray adds "Epilogue: Etta's Mission," in which Etta Candy gets the boys back together for a secret mission that could impact humanity's future. (Warner).
Bride of Re-animator [Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray]
(1989) The success of Stuart Gordon's hit horror-comedy "Re-Animator" meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, "Bride of Re-Animator" -- this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna ("Society," "Return of the Living Dead III") -- would prove that there was a good deal more life (and death) left in the story of Dr Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits. It has been eight months since the bloody massacre at Miskatonic Medical School. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life -- starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan's dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong? With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous "shunting" sequence of Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations, "Bride of Re-Animator" is a more than worthy successor to Stuart Gordon's original cult classic. 2K restoration of the Unrated version, approved by director Brian Yuzna. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary with Yuzna; audio commentary with Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, special effects co-ordinator Tom Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George; audio commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott; "Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-Animator" featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first "Re-Animator" sequel; "Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-Animator" FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler; "Getting Ahead in Horror" archive making-of featurette; deleted scenes; 24-page illustrated collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by programmer Michael Blyth. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
Channel Zero: Candle Cove
(2016) The first season of the Syfy nostalgic anthology thriller -- six episodes -- is a spine-tingling mystery centered on the chilling events related to a children's television show. Based off the wildly popular creepypasta (an internet horror story) "Candle Cove," the inaugural season has built a passionate fan base among viewers and critics alike. Returning to his childhood home, Mike Painter's (Paul Schneider) obsessive recollections of a mysterious children's television program from the 1980's come to a nightmarish head in "Channel Zero: Candle Cove." Frightening events surround the return of the children's broadcast program, that no one seems to remember, leading Mike to become increasingly suspicious of the role it may have played in a series of terrifying events from his childhood. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Universal).
David Lynch: The Art of Life
(2016) A rare glimpse into the mind of one of cinema's most enigmatic
visionaries, "David Lynch: The Art Life" offers an absorbing portrait
of the artist, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself.
From the privacy of his home and painting studio in the Hollywood
Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from
his boyhood in Idaho and Virginia to his experiences at art school in
Boston and Philadelphia to the beginnings of his filmmaking career in
Los Angeles -- in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies.
This remarkable documentary by directors Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and
Olivia Neergaard-Holm reveals the story behind Lynch's early years as
a painter and director drawn to the phantasmagoric, while also
illuminating his enduring commitment to what he calls "the art
life": "You drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and
On DVD and Blu-ray, in a high-definition digital transfer, with 5.1
surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: New interview with
co-director Jon Nguyen; a new essay by critic Dennis Lim.
(The Criterion Collection).
The Dead Next Door
(1990) Two and a half decades before "The Walking Dead" made zombies mainstream on cable television, 19-year-old writer-director J.R. Bookwalter ("Ozone," "Witchouse 2: Blood Coven") embarked on "The Dead Next Door," an ambitious horror feature pitting an elite team of Zombie Squad soldiers against hoards of the undead and the secretive religious cult hell-bent on protecting them. The film would ultimately take four years to complete with the help of a now-famous Hollywood director and more than 1,500 Northeast Ohio residents, who portrayed the multitudes of bloodthirsty ghouls. For this two-disc Collector's Edition release, brand-new 4:3 and 16:9 1080p HD masters have been painstakingly created from a 2K restoration using the original Super-8mm film elements for the Blu-ray. Also included is a 5.1 surround mix which restores the voices of the original cast members for the first time ever, vintage and newly-prepared bonus materials, and much more. This is the same Blu-ray from the company's limited (and now out of print) three-disc Ultimate Edition. The DVD includes a 4:3 standard-definition presentation of the restored feature plus a candid audio commentary by the director recorded in 2001, which was previously only available on long out-of-print international releases. Includes a collectible slipcover and new bonus features.
Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras:Disc 1 (Blu-ray): 2015 audio commentary with producers J.R. Bookwalter, Jolie Jackunas and Scott P. Plummer; "Restoration of the Dead" featurette; Capitol Theatre screening Q&A; The Nightlight screening Q&A; behind the scenes footage; deleted scenes & outtakes; storyboard gallery; around the world gallery; behind the scenes gallery; production stills gallery. Disc 2 (DVD): New 2001 foreign DVD audio commentary with writer-director J.R. Bookwalter and makeup FX artist David Lange; new "Richards Returns": An Interview with actor Scott Spiegel; new Akron location tour with James L. Edwards; new 2015 audio commentary with producers J.R. Bookwalter, Jolie Jackunas and Scott P. Plummer; 2005 audio commentary with writer-director J.R. Bookwalter, actor Michael Todd and cinematographer Michael Tolochko Jr.; "20 Years in 15 Minutes"; video storyboards; video pre-shoots; auditions; 2000 "Frightvision Reunion." (Tempe Digital/MVD).
The Dragon Pearl
(2011) Sam Neill, Louis Corbett, Li Linjin, Jordan Chan, Robert Mammone. Josh (Louis Corbett) and Ling (Li Lin Jin) thought they were in for a boring vacation with each of their parents (Sam Neill and Wang Ji) at an archaeological dig in China. It turns into an adventure of a lifetime when they discover a mournful dragon trapped deep inside a mystical temple. According to ancient legend, the dragon is missing its life force, a sacred pearl that is hidden away in a secret chamber. Josh and Ling must battle evil forces (and some very skeptical parents) in their journey to return the magical pearl to its rightful owner. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Fries Home Video).
47 Meters Down
(2017) Mandy Moore, Matthew Modine, Claire Holt, Yani Gellman,
Santiago Segura. Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a
shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of
oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to
survive. Read more about "47 Meters
Down" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital,
UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: TBA.
Girl in the Box
(2016) Addison Timlin, Zane Holtz, Zelda Williams. Dark psychological drama based on a true story. In May 1977, 20-year-old Colleen Stan was kidnapped by a young married couple, Cameron and Janice Hooker. For the next seven years they kept her locked in a coffin-sized box hidden beneath their bed for up to 23 hours a day. When not imprisoned, Colleen became part of a strange new life as a live-in slave, family child-minder, and victim of Cameron's bizarre and extreme S&M fantasies. Formats: DVD at Walmart only. (Lionsgate).
(2017) DeRay Davis, Lil' Duval, Malcolm McDowell. Pat and Darius figure they can help the medical marijuana movement -- but mainly help themselves -- by trying to grow their own cannabis and selling their crop to the dispensaries. There's only one problem -- knowing how to smoke marijuana doesn't mean you know how to grow it. After taking a trip to Dr. Doobie to become legally certified growers, they gain access to a Bel-Air mansion to use as a "grow house." Although they convince Snoop Dogg (played as himself) to fund their operation, the pair soon discover what can grow wrong, will go wrong in this comedy of errors. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Fox).
It Stains the Sand Red
(2016) Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir, Kristopher Higgins. In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Molly, a troubled woman from Las Vegas, finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous zombie on her trail. At first, she's easily able to outpace her undead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare when she realizes the zombie doesn't need to ever stop and rest. Running low on supplies and beat down by the harsh environment, Molly will have to summon the strength she never knew she had to ultimately face both the zombie and the demons that have chased her all her life. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Dark Sky Films).
Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Super Kawaii
(2017) Tweleve episodes from Season One of the animated Nick Jr. kids series that follows the fun-filled adventures of the band HJ5 -- Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G -- through their super cute world of music, fashion and style. The inspiration for the series
came from Grammy Award-winning musician Gwen Stefani who wanted to create an
animated series for girls that encourages and celebrates creative self-expression, imagination and individuality. The show's setting is inspired by the exuberant street fashion and creative youth culture of the Harajuku district but it takes place in a magical fantasy world. Formats: DVD. Extras: Interviews with the voice cast. (Shout Kids).
Longmire: The Complete Fifth Season
(2016) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Walt Longmire is the
dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed
only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind
his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit. The fifth season finds
the stubborn Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) where the fourth
left off -- with an unknown threat at Walt's front door. Unsure who
the intruder is, we find Walt shot and bleeding on the floor of his
Wyoming cabin; his daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman) weeping over his
body and praying for his life. Although Walt recovers quickly from the
casualty, he is left with questions surrounding the night of the
shooting and sets out to discover who it is that was looking to take
his life. With his best friend, Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond
Phillips), and Cady now working for his archrival Jacob Nighthorse
(recurring guest star A. Martinez), Longmire stands alone in his
mission to clean the streets of Absaroka County.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc (online orders only), VOD, Digital,
UltraViolet (cloud). (Warner).
L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties
(2016 -- China) Fan Bingbing, Kris Wu, Cheney Chen . Supernatural warriors clash with dark forces of evil in this computer-animated, motion-capture, fantasy action-adventure. In a distant time, seven lords who wield powers beyond imagination share dominion over a world. But when one lord falls from grace, the others summon all their magic to stop an epic war that is ravaging the land -- and threatening the order of the universe. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
(2017) Dania Ramirez, Gail O'Grady, Vanessa Angel, Kalia Prescot, Rebekah Graf, Craig Tate. When six college kids in a sleepy Southern town are assigned a group project to rediscover a moment in history, one of them sets in motion a horrific fate when he proposes they head into the Georgia backwoods to tackle the legend of Emily Burt, a hundred year old true fable of "the Talbot County werewolf". Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interviews with cast including Dania Ramirez, Rebekah Graf and Vanessa Angel; interview with director Bev Land; interviews with Michael Mordler (co-writer), Crystal Hunt (executive producer) and Steven C. Pitts (2nd unit director); panel discussion with "Lycan" producers and writers; original theatrical trailer. (MVD Visual).
Ned and Stacey: The Complete Series
(1995-96) Six-disc set with all 46 episodes, plus 11 unaired episodes from Season 2. Thomas Haden Church and Debra Messing are the most unlikely of marrieds. Self-absorbed Ned Dorsey (Church) is an ad exec who needs a wife to climb the corporate ladder. Stacey Colbert (Messing) is a neurotic freelance writer in need of an apartment. They have only one thing in common: they irritate each other. So naturally, they enter into a marriage of convenience. Formats: DVD. Extras: A 20-Minute retrospective Including interviews with Debra Messing and Thomas Haden Church, audio commentary for the pilot episode with the show's creator Michael J. Weithorn. (Shout! Factory).
The Piano Teacher
(2001) Academy Award-winning Austrian director Michael Haneke shifted
his focus from the social to the psychological for this riveting study
of female sexuality and the dynamics of control, an adaptation of a
controversial 1983 novel by Elfriede Jelinek. Haneke finds his match
in Isabelle Huppert, who delivers an icy but quietly seething
performance as Erika, a middle-aged piano professor at a Viennese
conservatory who lives with her mother, in a claustrophobically
co-dependent relationship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her
masochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter (Benoît
Magimel), a young student whose desire for Erika leads to a
destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her
life. A critical breakthrough for Haneke, "The Piano Teacher" -- which
won the Grand Prix as well as dual acting awards for its stars at
Cannes -- is a formalist masterwork that remains a shocking sensation.
On DVD and Blu-ray, with a new, restored 2K digital transfer,
supervised by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master
Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: New interview with Haneke;
new interview with actor Isabelle Huppert; selected-scene commentary
from 2002 featuring Huppert; behind-the-scenes footage of a post-sync
session for the film featuring Haneke and Huppert; trailer; an essay
by scholar Moira Weigel.
(The Criterion Collection).
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1978) A musical spectacular featuring reinterpretations of over 20 classic Beatles songs. The one and only Billy Shears (multi-platinum recording artist Peter Frampton) and his best friends the Hendersons (Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Bee Gees) are four young men from the quaint little town of Heartland. With superstardom calling, this fabulous foursome leaves Heartland -- and Billy's beloved Strawberry Fields (Sandy Farina) -- vulnerable to mean Mr. Mustard, who steals Sgt. Pepper's magical instruments for a fiendish plan that would, "poison young minds, pollute the environment, and subvert the democratic process." It's up to the four lads to save everything they hold dear with the power of music, kindness, and heart. Featuring performances by Aerosmith, George Burns, Steve Martin, Earth, Wind & Fire, and more, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is a magical, musical tour through some of the greatest songs ever written, and an astounding time capsule of the late 70s. Extras: Audio commentary with pop culture historian Russell Dyball, original theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory).
Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season
(2016) Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray sets with all 12 episodes of Showtime's top-rated comedy series that stars William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, the outspoken, alcoholic, single father of six clever and resourceful siblings, who are trying to scrape by on Chicago's South Side. As the seventh season kicks off, Frank wakes from a month-long coma after having been tossed into the Chicago River, only to realize that no one came looking for him at the hospital. Fiona (Emmy Rossum), who still works at Patsy's Pies as the manager, is faced with making major executive decisions in order to keep the business afloat. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) is out of rehab but struggles with his sobriety. Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Caleb (Jeff Pierre) hit a major snag in their relationship after Caleb is caught cheating. Debbie (Emma Kenney), now a single teen mom, begins stealing high-end strollers in order to pay a nanny to care for her baby. Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) chooses to get circumcised. Kevin, Veronica and Svetlana consider opening a topless maid service.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Shameless Politics of
Frank" featurette, "Growing up Shameless" featurette, deleted scenes. (Warner).
Sleepy Hollow" Season 4
(2017) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes. Following a 250-year slumber, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) devotes his life and knowledge of the supernatural to defeating the demonic forces that plague present-day Sleepy Hollow. But, after the climactic events of Season Three -- and the death of his partner and fellow Witness, Abbie Mills -- Crane's world is turned upside down. He is then led out of town by a mysterious group promising to put him in charge of an evil-fighting organization created hundreds of years ago by none other than George Washington. Crane now finds himself in an all-new city working with all-new allies as he embarks on his most important mission yet to save Washington, D.C. from otherworldly threats that promise harm. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Fox).
Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Seasons 1-4
(2013-17) Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes: "The Corbin Files," gag reel, audio commentaries, "Welcome to Sleepy Hollow," "Mysteries and Mythology: The Secrets of Sleepy Hollow," "Welcome to the 21st Century, Mr. Crane." (Fox).
Taken: Season One
(2017) All 10 episodes of the TV series prequel to the blockbuster film trilogy. Clive Standen stars as Bryan Mills, a younger, hungrier version of the iconic character played by Liam Neeson in the "Taken" films. A former Green Beret, Mills becomes swept up in a quest for vengeance after he fails to protect one of those closest to him. Recruited to join a group of CIA operatives, Mills begins to hone his deadly skillset as he dives headfirst into dangerous missions that test his courage, and push him to the edge. Formats: Three-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "Taken: On Set" featurette. (Lionsgate).
(2017 -- Mexico) Martha Higareda, Vadhir Derbez, Christian Vázquez, Sebastián Zurita. When three nerds named Felipe, Beto, and Pancho met at college, they instantly became best buddies-and earned a reputation for creating chaos wherever they went. Pancho had everything -- smarts, a promising future, and a loving girlfriend, Mariana -- and then he disappeared on graduation day. Now, years later, Felipe and Beto set out on a comedic quest to find their long-lost pal and reunite him with Mariana. Based on the Bollywood hit movie "3 Idiots" (2009). Formats: DVD,, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
Transformers: The Last Knight
(2017) Dir.: Michael Bay; Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Santiago Cabrera, Isabela Moner, Jerrod Carmichael, Stanley Tucci. Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Read more about "Transformers: The Last Knight" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D/Blu-ray Combo,4K Uktra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital (9/12), UltraViolet (cloud). Blu-ray extras: "Merging Mythologies" of the secret Transformers history; "Climbing the Ranks" military training featurette; "The Royal Treatment: Transformers in the UK"; "Motors and Magic"; "Alien Landscape: Cybertron"; "One More Giant Effin' Movie." (Paramount).
Transformers' 5-Movie Blu-Ray Collection
"Transformers", "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Transformers: The Last Knight," as well as a bonus Blu-ray Disc of extras and access to Digital HD copies of all five movies. (Paramount).
(2017) Michiel Husiman, Teresa Palmer, Sam Reid. New York City air traffic controller Dylan Branson (Huisman) is the embodiment of a guy at the top of his game, until one day at 2:22 p.m., a blinding flash of light paralyzes him for a few crucial seconds as two passenger planes barely avoid a midair collision. Suspended from his job, Dylan begins to notice the increasingly ominous repetition of sounds and events in his life that happen at exactly the same time every day. An underlying pattern builds, mysteriously drawing him into Grand Central Station every day at 2:22 p.m. As he's drawn into a complex relationship with a beautiful woman who works in an art gallery, Sarah (Palmer), disturbingly complicated by her ex-boyfriend Jonas (Reid), Dylan must break the power of the past and take control of time itself. Extras:Behind-the-scenes with cast and crew; featurette on the recreation of New York and Grand Central Terminal for the film's set, trailer. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
Hype! [Collector's Edition] BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1996) It's been just over 20 years since Doug Pray's excellent documentary was released, capturing the story behind the organic rise of the influential movement that would come to be known as grunge. Fast forward to 2017, where the film is as relevant as ever, and will finally get its first Blu-ray release, as well as an updated DVD release. Drop into the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s and watch a vibrant underground music scene explode into a global "grunge" media frenzy. "Hype!" follows the music from local bands playing for their friends, to Sub Pop Record's brilliant exploitation of "the Seattle Sound," to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hitting #1 on the charts. Questions of money, authenticity, and fame arise as "grunge fashion" hits the runways and a mass migration of wanna-be Seattle bands saturates the city. The Northwest experience is one of humor, loss, and epic irony. "Hype!" showcases rare performance footage of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana (their first live performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is here), Mudhoney, Supersuckers, The Young Fresh Fellows, Fastbacks, Seaweed, 7 Year Bitch, The Posies, The Gits, Flop, Gas Huffer, Love Battery, The MonoMen, Melvins, Blood Circus, Coffin Break, Dead Moon, Hammerbox, Some Velvet Sidewalk, Zipgun and Crackerbash. (Shout! Factory/Shout Select).
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