(2017) Naomi Watts, Lee Pace, Jacob Tremblay, Maddie Ziegler, Sarah
Silverman, Dean Norris, Tonya Pinkins, Jaeden Lieberher, Bobby
Moynihan. With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted
notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the
hands of her abusive stepfather. Read more
about "The Book of Henry" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet
(cloud). Extras: TBA.
A Ghost Story
(2017) Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Brea Grant, Will Oldham. In this
singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of
existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his
suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife. Read more about "A Ghost Story" in the
October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet
(cloud). Extras: Audio
commentary with director David Lowery, cinematographer Andrew Droz
Palermo, production designer Jade Healy, and composer Daniel Hart; “A
Ghost Story and the Inevitable Passing of Time” featurette; “A
Composer’s Story” featurette; deleted scene.
iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season
(2017) Three-disc set with all 13 episodes. Will Seattle become the capital of a zombie homeland? In Season Three, Liv has discovered there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed, including a private military contractor employing a zombie army that is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence. Major finds acceptance in this army, and Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a zombie family that may set off an all-out zombie-human war. The season follows Liv as she takes on the traits of people whose brains she eats: a dominatrix, a JACKASS-style stunt man, an office gossip, a pre-school teacher, a conspiracy theorist, a dungeon master, and more. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc (online sales only), VOD, Digital. Extras: iZombie: 2016 Comic-Con Panel, deleted scenes. (Warner).
Lost Horizon BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1937) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment continues its Frank Capra Collection series with one of the acclaimed filmmaker’s masterworks: "Lost Horizon", celebrating its 80th anniversary by debuting on Blu-ray. Fully restored in 4K and presented in high definition, the Blu-ray is housed within a lavish, limited edition 24-page Digibook, complete with an all-new essay from film historian Jeremy Arnold and rare archival photos from the film. In addition, as part of the restoration, more than a minute of rarely-seen original footage from the film was found and included, making this the most complete cut of the film in existence. The film -- nominated for seven Oscars and winning two -- follows a disparate group of people who are rescued after a plane crash, and find shelter in the secluded land of Shangri-La -- but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be? In 2016, the film was selected for inclusion in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Extras: Restoration audio commentary, alternate ending, photo documentary, restoration: before and after comparison, theatrical trailer. (Sony).
976-EVIL BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1988) Stephen Geoffreys, Jim Metzler, Pat O'Bryan, Sandy Dennis. 976-EVIL is the number to dial to receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. Hoax (Geoffreys) uses the powers the number gives him to exact revenge against everyone who has wronged him, inadvertently allowing his soul to be slowly taken over by Satan. Extras: New commentary with director Robert Englund and set decorator Nancy Booth Englund, alternate home video version of the film with 12 extra minutes of footage. (Sony).
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
(2017) Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham. Down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow is feeling the winds of ill fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea -- notably Jack. Read more about "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (Disney Movies Anywhere). Extras: Seven part "Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure" featurette: "A Return to the Sea," "Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya," the young actors behind Henry and Carina, "The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary" in which Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms, "First Mate Confidential," "Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks," "Wings Over the Caribbean" in which Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney, and "An Enduring Legacy"; Bloopers of the Caribbean; producer Jerry Bruckheimer photo diary; deleted scenes. (Disney).
2 Broke Girls: The Sixth and Final Season
(2016-17) Two-disc set with all 22 episodes. In the sixth and final season, Max and Caroline realize their dream of turning their cupcake window into a dessert bar -- emphasis on bar. But in order to keep their bar up and running they still have to work around the clock at the diner, even though it's far from their first priority -- which frustrates Han and amuses Earl. But busy as they are, Max and Caroline still make time to revisit old loves and welcome new ones. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).
2 Broke Girls: The Complete Series
(2011-17) Seventeen-disc set with all six seasons.
Formats: DVD. (Warner).
Vampyr BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1932 -- Germany) With "Vampyr," Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer
channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere,
unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result -- a chilling
film about a student of the occult who encounters supernatural haunts
and local evildoers in a village outside Paris -- is nearly
unclassifiable. A host of stunning camera and editing tricks and
densely layered sounds creates a mood of dreamlike terror. With its
roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, "Vampyr" is one
of cinema's greatest nightmares.
Formats: Blu-ray Disc, with high-definition digital transfer of
the original German version of the film, from the 1998 restoration by
Martin Koerber and the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural
Extras: Alternate version
with English text; audio commentary featuring film scholar Tony Rayns;
"Carl Th. Dreyer," a 1966 documentary by Jørgen Roos chronicling
Dreyer's career; video essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg on Dreyer's
influences in creating "Vampyr"; radio broadcast from 1958 of Dreyer
reading an essay about filmmaking; a booklet featuring essays by
critics Mark Le Fanu and Kim Newman, a piece by Koerber on the
restoration, and a 1964 interview with producer and actor Nicolas de
Gunzburg; and a book featuring Dreyer and Christen Jul's original
screenplay and Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 story "Carmilla," a source for
(The Criterion Collection)
Vikings Season 4 Volume Two
(2016-17) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. Battles, treachery and power grabs rage on in Vikings Season 4, Volume 2. Ragnar’s return to Kattegat following his shameful defeat in Paris escalates tension among his sons. Determined to save what remains of his legacy, Ragnar recruits Ivar for a perilous voyage to England, where he plans to attack the Saxons. Meanwhile, a prophecy that a woman will one day rule Kattegat deepens Aslaug and Lagertha’s feud Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Extended/director’s/unrated episodes, deleted scenes, "Behind the Scenes: The Queen & the Shieldmaiden," "Behind the Scenes – King, Valhalla and the Legacy of Ragnar Lothbrok." Blu-ray adds: extended international versions of every episode. (MGM/Fox).
The Wizard of Lies
(2017) Dir.: Barry Levinson; Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer,
Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe, Hank
Azaria. In 2008, stockbroker, investment adviser and financier Bernie
Madoff made headlines around the world when he was arrested for
perpetrating the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history. The HBO Film
drama dissects the events that led to the Wall Street financier's
stunning downfall in December 2008 for defrauding investors of over
$65 billion -- and recounts Madoff's audacious deceptions that
culminated in his vilification while catapulting his wife and two sons
into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight, with tragic consequences.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital.
(2017 Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Seth Rollins. A team of highly trained operatives find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down. The crew begins to experience strange and horrific phenomena as they attempt to uncover the unidentifiable threat that killed the previous team.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “Inside the Minds of Armed Response” featurette.
(2015) Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan. The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis (Grillo) and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Bello) question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).
Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas 40th Anniversary
(1977) Based on the treasured book by Russell and Lillian Hoban, the film is the touching story of a down-on-its-luck otter family that risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize at a Christmas talent contest. In 1977, the television special featured a special appearance by the Kermit the Frog as the narrator. In subsequent airings, Kermit’s narration was edited out, but this fully remastered version includes the restored scenes with Jim Henson’s iconic character. Formats: DVD. Extras: “Behind the Scenes in Frogtown Hollow” featurette, deleted/alternate scenes, outtakes, lost song: “Born in a Trunk.” (Sony).
(2017) Addison Timlin, Jeremy Irvine, Harrison Gilbertson, Lola Kirke, Daisy Head, Hermione Corfield, Malachi Kirby. Joely Richardson A supernaural love story that transcends the boundaries of heaven and earth. Luce (Timlin) is just an ordinary teen girl until a shocking accident sends her to a mysterious reform school for misfit and eclectic teenagers. There, she meets two students, Daniel (Irvine) and Cam (Gilbertson). Torn between the instant electrifying connection she feels with Daniel and the attracting force of Cam, Luce is quickly pulled into a passionate love triangle. As she tries to piece together deeply fragmented memories, she is left with a feeling of undeniable longing for her one true love and the revelation of a love story that has been going on for centuries. Based on Lauren Kate’s worldwide best-selling young adult book of the same name,
Formats: DVD,, VOD, Digital. Extras: “The Making of Fallen,” featuring interviews with “Fallen” best-selling author Lauren Kate, director Scott Hicks and stars Addison Timlin and Jeremy Irvine; “Missing Footage From Fallen:” deleted and alternate scenes; “Lauren Kate: The Author's Blessing”; “Meet the Fallen” cast behind-the-scenes featurette.
Justice League Action: Season 1 Part 1
(2016-17) Two-disc set with 26 episodes. The first DVD collection of the hit Cartoon Network animated series. The “Trinity” of DC’s Justice League -- Superman (voiced by Jason J. Lewis), Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Wonder Woman (Rachel Kimsey) -- are joined by a galaxy of rotating allies and enemies like John Constantine, Zatanna, Booster Gold, Plastic Man, Lobo, Mr. Freeze, Black Adam and Swamp Thing. The Super Heroes must battle enemies that include space invaders and bizarre forces of magic as they try to defend Earth from Super-Villains intent on destroying the planet. The star-studded voice roster includes Mark Hamill (The Joker, Swamp Thing), Carl Reiner (The Wizard), James Woods (Lex Luthor), Jon Cryer (Felix Faust), Christian Slater (Deadshot), Sean Astin (Shazam), Ken Jeong (Toyman), Diedrich Bader (Booster Gold), Andy Richter (Chronos), Jake T. Austin (Blue Beetle), Mena Suvari (Killer Frost), Lacey Chabert (Zatanna), Jerry O’Connell (The Atom), and Patton Oswalt (Space Cabbie). Formats: DVD. (Warner).
(2015 -- Poland) This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up -- the bold
debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska -- follows a pair of
carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an
alternate 1980s Poland. Their tantalizing siren songs and otherworldly
auras make them overnight sensations as nightclub singers in the
half-glam, half-decrepit world of Smoczynska's imagining. The director
gives fierce teeth to her viscerally sensual, darkly feminist twist on
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," in which the girls'
bond is tested and their survival threatened after one sister falls
for a human. A coming-of-age fairy tale with a catchy synth-fueled
soundtrack, outrageous song-and-dance numbers, and lavishly grimy
sets, The Lure explores its themes of emerging female sexuality,
exploitation, and the compromises of adulthood with savage energy and
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with high-definition digital
master, supervised by director of photography Kuba Kijowski, with 5.1
surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: New program about
the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Agnieszka
Smoczynska, actors Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olszanska, screenwriter
Robert Bolesto, Kijowski, composers Barbara and Zuzanna Wronski, sound
designer Marcin Lenarczyk, and choreographer Kaya Kolodziejczyk;
deleted scenes; "Aria Diva" (2007) and "Viva Maria!" (2010), two short
films directed by Smoczynska; an essay by writer Angela Lovell.
(The Criterion Collection)
Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland
(2017) Based on the best-selling book written by the late Michael Jackson’s most trusted bodyguards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard with Tanner Colby, the scripted Lifetime Original Movie -- featuring the acting debut of Navi, a Michael Jackson tribute artist who worked closely with the pop legend as his body double for many years -- gives an intimate view of The King of Pop both as a caring father and as a man enduring untold hardships during the last years of his life. A behind-the-scenes perspective from those closest to the music icon. Co-stars Chad L. Coleman, Sam Adegoke. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
(1952/1955) Gloriously cinematic despite being made on a tiny budget, Orson Welles's "Othello" is a testament to the filmmaker's stubborn willingness to pursue his vision to the ends of the earth. Unmatched in his passionate identification with Shakespeare's imagination, Welles brings his inventive visual approach to this enduring tragedy of jealousy, bigotry, and rage, and also gives a towering performance as the Moor of Venice, alongside Suzanne Cloutier as his innocent wife, Desdemona, and Micheál MacLiammóir as the scheming Iago. Shot over the course of three years in Morocco, Venice, Tuscany, and Rome and plagued by many logistical problems, this fiercely independent film joins "Macbeth" and "Chimes at Midnight" in making the case for Welles as the cinema's most audacious interpreter of the Bard. New, restored 4K digital transfers of two versions of the film, the 1952 European version and the 1955 U.S. version, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel; "Return to Glennascaul," a 1953 short film made by MacLiammóir and actor Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting "Othello"; new interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow; new interview with Welles scholar François Thomas on the differences between the two versions; new interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of "Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America"; interview from 2014 with Welles scholar Joseph McBride;
an essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien. (The Criterion Collection).
Peppa Pig: Princess Peppa,
(2017) Twelve magical “peppasodes” from the top-rated "Peppa Pig" TV series seen daily on Nick Jr. In the new DVD, preschoolers join Peppa and her little brother George as their bedtime story turns them into “Princess Peppa” and “Sir George the Brave.” Together, they meet a wizard, encounter a scary dragon and celebrate a huge party. The fun continues with a visit from the tooth fairy, a trip to a castle and a special drive to find a rainbow’s end. Each DVD also comes with an “oinktastic” surprise -- a limited edition princess Peppa plush. Formats: DVD. (Fox).
Reign: The Fourth and Final Season
(2017) Three-disc set with all 16 episodes. The story of young Mary Queen of Scots comes to an end. Season four finds Mary rising to the challenge, taking back her country and establishing her rule in Scotland, the land of her birth but a wild nation foreign to her, and now, once again, her home. It's a season of impossibly high stakes, unexpected betrayals, sexual exploits, a royal wedding, a royal birth and a rising body count as three queens in three nations fight for their people, their loves, and their lives.
Formats: DVD. (Warner).
(2017) Sherilyn Fenn, Joey King, Shannon Purser, Ryan Phillippe, Elisabeth Rohm. A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers -- and a deadly price for using them. Read more about "Wish Upon" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital,
UltraViolet (cloud). Extras:
(Broad Green Pictures).
(2015) Two-disc set with all eight episodes. Join renowned ancient astronaut theorists as they explore the new evidence regarding the existence of extraterrestrials and extraterrestrial intelligence using newly declassified documents from all over the world. Uncover more astonishing new evidence of extraterrestrial intervention on Earth than ever before, including an aluminum object that resembles the foot of a lunar lander ... but inexplicably dates to over 40,000 years ago. In India, a thousand-year-old mask is discovered that looks identical to the face of a grey alien. Newly uncovered records from Russia indicate that in 1948, an ancient rocket was discovered in Kiev. Is it possible that we are on the brink of a reconnection with our alien ancestors?
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital,
UltraViolet (cloud). Extras:
America: Promised Land
(2017) Showcases the building of America as a nation through the telling of historical events, Everyone knows America is the land of immigrants, but how much do we really know about what drove those migrations in the first place? "America: Promised Land" uncovers the great forces in history that helped shape the country we live in today. Told primarily through enhanced graphics, this HISTORY documentary special follows the migratory journeys of real people in history, revealing surprising and mind-blowing facts along the way (including the creation of the postage stamp by the Irish, the aid Germans provided to the Union Army in the Civil War, the Great Migration of African-Americans to the North and West, and much more). Each chronological hour focuses on a specific theme -- Land, War, Opportunity, and Disaster -- to tell the story of how the experiences of our ancestors determined how we ended up where we are From the producers of "America: The Story of Us."
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital.
(1975) Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to
his own will in this dazzling vision of brutal aristocracy, adapted
from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail,
"Barry Lyndon" chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster
(Ryan O'Neal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the
battlefields of the Seven Years' War and the parlors of high society.
For the most sumptuously crafted film of his career, Kubrick recreated
the decadent surfaces and intricate social codes of the period,
evoking the light and texture of 18-century painting with the help of
pioneering cinematographic techniques and lavish costume and
production design, all of which earned Academy Awards. The result is a
masterpiece -- a sardonic, devastating portrait of a vanishing world
whose opulence conceals the moral vacancy at its heart.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with new 4K digital restoration,
with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; alternate 5.1
surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray.
Extras: New documentary
featuring cast and crew interviews as well as excerpts from a 1976
audio interview with Kubrick;
new program about the film's groundbreaking visuals, featuring focus
puller Douglas Milsome and gaffer Lou Bogue, as well as excerpts from
a 1980 interview with cinematographer John Alcott; new program about
Academy Award-winning production designer Ken Adam with historian
Christopher Frayling; new interview with editor Anthony Lawson; French
television interview from 1976 with Oscar-winning costume designer
Ulla-Britt Söderlund; new interview with critic Michel Ciment; new
interview with actor Leon Vitali about the 5.1 surround soundtrack,
which he co-supervised; new piece analyzing the fine-art-inspired
aesthetics of the film with art curator Adam Eaker; an essay by critic
Geoffrey O'Brien and two pieces about the film from the March 1976
issue of "American Cinematographer."
(The Criterion Collection)
Ernie Kovacs: Take a Good Look
1059-61) Seven-disc set with all 49 episodes of this truly offbeat game show hosted by Ernie Kovacs. Kovacs was a consummate comedian, influencing TV funnymen such as Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Jim Henson, Pee-wee Herman, Billy Crystal, as well as Monty Python and "Saturday Night Live." "Take a Good Look" is Kovacs’s aphoristic “if a tree falls in the woods” answer to the panel quiz show. Kovacs turns the secret guest show formula on its ear and almost inverts it. "In Take a Good Look," it's the host who gives the panel hints about the secret guest’s identity and in the form of surreal sight gags, blackouts and sketches. The clues only really make sense if you know who the guest is, to begin with. Throughout the series’ run, different approaches were taken to address this. Early on in Season One, Kovacs himself has trouble explaining the show’s formula to the home audience. Throughout the show’s two seasons, panelists periodically complain to Ernie that the clues don’t make sense; there’s one show where Hans Conried protests, “Please, Ernie … tell them it’s rigged!” All in all, it is Kovacs who seems to be enjoying the game the most, making these crazy blackouts as well as the commercials for Dutch Masters cigars. You watch the episodes of this game show and wonder “Did this really air on network television?” Airing October 22, 1959 to July 21, 1960, and October 27, 1960 to March 16, 1961 on ABC, Take A Good Look hosted an eclectic mix of guest stars, such as his then wife, Edie Adams, Carl Reiner, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mort Sahl, Our Gang’s Jean Darling, chess world champion Bobby Fischer, Major League Baseball’s Rogers Hornsby, White House Butler Alonzo Fields, Los Angeles Dodgers Chuck Essegian and Don Drysdale, Hawaiian Congressman Daniel Inouye, Miss America 1959 Mary Ann Mobley, several Olympic athletes, and many more. The Library of Congress, who acquired the entire collection of the Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams in 2015, has digitized, restored and preserved the material contained within this DVD set. In all, that is more than 20 hours of additional rare Kovacs material. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
(2017) Evan Williams, Annabelle Stephenson, Billy Flynn. For Tyler’s 30th birthday, his girlfriend Christen gets him an unusual gift: admission to a mysterious escape room event. As they enter with four friends, they find themselves trapped in bizarre rooms where they must solve tricky puzzles in order to advance. But Christen has disappeared, and Tyler is shocked to see her on a video monitor, naked and trapped in a cage while the seconds count down. When the cruel game begins to turn deadly, he realizes they may not all escape with their lives. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Director’s commentary, deleted scenes bloopers. (Lionsgate).
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1992) In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets -- but
especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his
groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the
teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show,
following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the
enigmas that surround her murder. Homecoming queen by day and
drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that
pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the
identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years.
Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable
forces, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" is nevertheless one of Lynch's
most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine --
a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with restored 4K digital transfer,
supervised by director David Lynch; 7.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio
soundtrack on the Blu-ray, supervised by Lynch; alternate original 2.0
surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray.
Extras: "The Missing
Pieces," 90 minutes of deleted and alternate takes from the film,
assembled by Lynch; new interview with actor Sheryl Lee; interviews
from 2014 by Lynch with actors Lee, Ray Wise, and Grace Zabriskie; an
interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer
Chris Rodley's book "Lynch on Lynch."
(The Criterion Collection)
(2017 -- France) With this intimate supernatural drama, the celebrated
French filmmaker Olivier Assayas conjures a melancholy ghost story set
in the world of haute couture. Starring Kristen Stewart, whose
performance in Assayas's "Clouds of Sils Maria" made her the first
American actor to win a César Award, this evocative character study
tells the story of a young American fashion assistant and spiritual
medium who is living in Paris and searching for signs of an afterlife
following the sudden death of her twin brother. A stirring depiction
of grief in the form of a psychological thriller, "Personal Shopper"
-- which won Assayas the best director award at Cannes -- is a
chilling meditation on modern modes of communication and the way we
mourn those we love.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with 2K digital master, supervised
by director of photography Yorick Le Saux and approved by director
Olivier Assayas, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on
Extras: New interview with Assayas;
2016 festival press conference featuring members of the film's cast
and crew, including actor Kristen Stewart; an essay by critic Glenn
(The Criterion Collection)
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