(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 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).
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.
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 coworkers 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).
(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).
(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 Disc, 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. After drug lord Pablo 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).
(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).
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).
Beatriz at Dinner
(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).
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).
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).
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 riva. 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).
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 be 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 starting 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. (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) 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).
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 sestras 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).
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).
This Is Us: The Complete First Season
(2016-17) Five-disc set with all 18 episodes. Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia star in this provocative new series from the Centered around characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson (Ventimigilia and Moore). As the plot unfolds, it traverses numerous timelines, and intertwines the stories of people whose lives connect in unexpected ways. Formats: DVD. Extras: "The Aftershow" (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
(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. 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
(The Criterion Collection).
(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,
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).
One Last Heist
(2017) Matthew Goode, Phil Daniels, Joely Richardson, Stephen Moyer. Based on the thrilling true story of the largest burglary in British history, which took place over the 2015 Easter weekend. After being approached by a seductive Hungarian countess, an ex-con partners with four aging thieves to rob the vaults beneath London’s diamond district. Available at Walmart only.
Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
Phantasm: 5 Movie DVD Collection
All five films in Don Coscarelli’s iconic horror franchise to DVD for the first time in one box set: "Phantasm: Remastered" (1979), "Phantasm II" (1988), "Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead" (1994), "Phantasm IV: Oblivion" (1998) and the most recent installment "Phantasm: Ravager" (2016). Each film finds Mike (Michael Baldwin) facing off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) and his lethal arsenal of terrible weapons. Read more here.Formats: DVD. (Well Go USA).
Sex in the Comix
(2012) Hosted by erotic comic creator, burlesque performer and Vice contributing editor Molly Crabapple, "Sex in the Comix" navigates the history of the art form, from special editions by masters of the genre to provocative new works from a younger generation of artists. The documentary features legendary comic creators R. Crumb, Milo Manara, and Ralf König, as well as work from new wave and mainstream artists, including the impact of Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home," the game-changing graphic memoir which was adapted into the Tony-winning Broadway musical. As the erotic comic is poised to make a big-time come back, it serves as an expression of society's most intimate trials and exposes our collective, if taboo, fantasies (all via speech bubbles). Formats: DVD. (Doppelgänger Releasing).
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 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).
(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).
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).
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).
Madre de Dios!! Doppelgänger Releasing unleashes the wildly popular Spanish action-comedy series Torrente including a quartet of films by writer-director-star Santiago Segura. Concerning the misadventures of José Luis Torrente—a lazy, vulgar, gross and corrupt former police officer in Madrid—the film series is the most successful movie franchise in Spanish film history. The four individual films arriving on seperate DVDs include "Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law" (1998), "Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella" (2001), "Torrente 3: The Protector" (2005) and "Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis" (2011)— each written and directed by Segura, who also stars as the repulsive, sleazy and frequently drunk “Torrente.” An ex-cop who refuses to accept his expulsion from the police corps, allowing him to still "patrol" each night in his beat-up car in order to "fight" whom he considers to be the “bad guys,” Torrente usually refuses to confront real criminals due to his own cowardice. Formats: DVD. (Doppelgänger Releasing).
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. 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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