American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs
(2018) This new documentary traces the history of American populism by exploring the life and times of Eugene Victor Debs, the man whose progressive ideas fueled generations to come – from FDR's New Deal to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Here is an objective but passionate history of the movement as founded and championed by Debs, a movement that continues to have an impact on our lives today. Formats: DVD, VOD. (First Run Features).
(2018) Leo Fafard, Yannick Bisson, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Serena Miller, Kevin Smith. A year has passed since the dark eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou (Fafard) into the infamous lycanthrope crime-fighter. Although the evil that controlled Woodhaven was defeated, the community is far from returning to normal. A villainous entrepreneur (Bisson) is looking to open a new brewery and revive the local hockey team, but it’s clear he has ulterior motives. With a new mayor (Smith) and the new chief of police (Matysio), WolfCop has his work cut out for him when he has to save the town all over again. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: “The Making of Another WolfCop,” “Friends & Foes: Meet the Cast,” “The Monster Shop: Special FX,” “Shoot or Die! Surviving On Set,” “Barn Burner” music video by Shooting Guns. (RLJE Films).
(2018) Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham. Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former American diplomat on a mission to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. Read more about "title" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Story Behind Beirut" making-of featurette; "Sandy Crowder" fetaurette, in which Rosamund Pike discusses her role as CIA Agent Sandy Crowder. (Universal).
(2018) John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gideon Adlon, Graham Phillips, Miles Robbins, Jimmy Bellinger, Gary Cole, Gina Gershon. When three parents (Cena, Mann and Barinholtz) stumble upon heir daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Read more about "Blockers" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: Deleted scenes; gag treel; Line-O-Rama; "Rescue Mission" discussion with Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena and director Kay Cannon discuss parental mistakes and lessons learned; "Prom Night" in which the filmmakers and cast discuss how they achieved the perfect prom look and also share some of their own personal prom stories; "The History of Sex with Ike Barinholtz"; "John Cena’s Prom Survival Kit for Parents"; "Chug! Chug! Chug! "butt chugging" featurette; "Puke-a-Palooza" projectile vomit behind-the-scenes. (Universal).
The Complete Sartana [Limited Edition)
(1968) Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name spawned imitations, variations and shameless rip-offs keen to emulate his success at the box office. Within months of "A Fistful of Dollars" release, Giuliano Gemma was playing Ringo, who was then followed by Franco Nero's Django, Tony Anthony's The Stranger and Gianni Garko's Sartana -- each providing their own twist on the Eastwood antihero, and each of them then subject to their own spate of unofficial sequels, spoofs and cash-ins. Sartana tapped into more than just his Spaghetti Western predecessors -- a mysterious figure, he has a spectral quality, aided by his Count Dracula-like cloak that also nods towards comic strip figure Mandrake the Magician, with whom he shares a penchant for card tricks. He takes pride in his appearance unlike Eastwood's dusty wanderer or Nero's mud-caked drifter. And there's a dose of James Bond too in his fondness for gadgetry and the droll sense of humor. Unsurprisingly, this unique figure in the genre was treated to four official follow-ups. "The Complete Sartana" collects all five films, presented here in brand-new restorations: "If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death," "I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death," "Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay," "Light the Fuse... Sartana Is Coming," and "Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin," in which George Hilton replaced Garko in the lead role. Formats: Six-disc Blu-ray set. Extras: Commentaries; interviews; galleries; Brand-new video essay on the major actors and supporting players in the official Sartana films; limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin; illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Roberto Curti and an extensive Spaghetti Western timeline by Howard Hughes. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(2018) Sam Keeley, Ellen Page. In this apocalyptic thriller, the world has been ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, until a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan, a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law, Senan attempts to restart his life -- but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, theatrical trailer. (IFC Midnight/Scream Factory).
Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
Tasked by studio executives with finding the next great screen siren, visionary Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg joined forces with rising German actor Marlene Dietrich, kicking off what would become one of the most legendary partnerships in cinema history. Over the course of six films produced by Paramount in the 1930s, the pair refined their shared fantasy of pleasure, beauty, and excess. Dietrich’s coolly transgressive mystique was a perfect match for the provocative roles von Sternberg cast her in — including a sultry chanteuse, a cunning spy, and the hedonistic Catherine the Great — and the filmmaker captured her allure with chiaroscuro lighting and opulent design, conjuring fever-dream visions of exotic settings from Morocco to Shanghai. Suffused with frank sexuality and worldly irony, these six deliriously entertaining masterpieces are landmarks of cinematic artifice. "Morocco" (1930), "Dishonored" (1931), "Shanghai Express" (1932), "Blonde Venus" (1932), "The Scarlett Empress" (1934), "The Devil Is a Woman (1935). On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 2K or 4K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays.
Extras: New interviews with film scholars Janet Bergstrom and Homay King, director Josef von Sternberg’s son, Nicholas, Deutsche Kinemathek curator Silke Ronneburg and costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis; new documentary about Dietrich’s German origins, featuring film scholars Gerd Gemünden and Noah Isenberg; new documentary on Dietrich’s status as a feminist icon, featuring film scholars Mary Desjardins, Amy Lawrence, and Patricia White; "The Legionnaire and the Lady," a 1936 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of "Morocco," featuring Dietrich and actor Clark Gable; new video essay by critics Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin; "The Fashion Side of Hollywood," a 1935 publicity short featuring Dietrich and costume designer Travis Banton; television interview with Dietrich from 1971; a book featuring essays by critics Imogen Sara Smith, Gary Giddins, and Farran Smith Nehme.
(The Criterion Collection).
Don’t Grow Up
(2018) McKell David, Natifa Mai. In the outskirts of London, six teens find themselves without supervision and immediately take to making the most of their new liberty. No longer limited to the space of their detention center, they explore the inner city with Liam as their self-appointed leader. After Liam’s girlfriend walks off after an argument, she has an aggressive confrontation with the group’s supervisor that leaves her wounded. Discovering that the attack is not isolated and is the result of a widespread epidemic that affects adults -- making them blood-thirsty and deranged -- but that leaves children and adolescents unaffected, the group must defend themselves against manic adults, paranoid children and, ultimately, growing up in this post-apocalyptic world.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Making of Don't Grow Up," "On the Set: Languages and the Director," "Inside the Group: Cast and Characters." (Shudder!).
Finding Your Feet
(2017) Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, Joanna Lumley, John Sessions, Josie Lawrence. A newly single middle-aged woman gets a new lease on life -- and love -- when she signs up for a community dance class. When "Lady" Sandra Abbott (Staunton) discovers that her husband of 40 years (Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Lawrence), she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Imrie). The two could not be more different -- Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital.
Frontline: Trump’s Takeover
(2018) President Donald Trump’s first year in office has been marked by ongoing turmoil -- including in his own Republican party, where presidential tweetstorms, inflammatory rhetoric and high-profile dissent have fueled open conflict. The program tells the story of Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party — from the perspective of Republican lawmakers and insiders themselves. The documentary examines the president’s unorthodox governing style, showing how after taking office, he displayed a lack of interest in the ins and outs of legislation and policy, and instead took to Twitter, attacking opponents. The film goes behind closed doors in the negotiations to repeal and replace Obamacare -- Trump’s first major legislative test -- revealing through accounts of people who were there how little Trump seemed to understand or care about the details of the bill. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).
(2017 -- France) Marion Cotillard, Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel. Twenty-one years ago, she ran away. And 21 years later, Carlotta (Cotillard) is back from the void. But Ismael (Amalric) has been busy rebuilding a life for himself with Sylvia (Gainsbourg) and working on his next feature film. As Ismael's trials and tribulations unfurl, so too do those of his film's protagonist: the idle, funny and reckless diplomat Ivan Dédalus (Garrel). The character is a nod to the ghost of another of director Desplechin's creations, the brother of Paul Dédalus, three-time hero of "My Sex Life ... or How I Got Into an Argument," "A Christmas Tale" and "My Golden Days." A film within a film -- and then some, director Arnaud Desplechin layers narrative upon narrative. Formats: DVD, Digital.
(Magnolia Home Entertainment).
(2016 -- UK) Sofia Boutella, Robert Sheehan, Jasper Paakkonen, Craig Parkinson. Lee and Sol are hiding out on a beach in Southern India living a slacker life of sex, drugs and parties. Trouble comes to paradise when Vix, a beautiful girl from Lee's past, turns up. Things get worse when Lee accidentally kills a holy cow and the gang find themselves up against crooked cops, local hoodlums, gangsters ... and mysticism. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Indican Pictures).
The Last House on the Left (Limited Edition)
(1972) Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess. The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favorites as "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Scream," this justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release. On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder. Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, "The Last House on the Left" shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalize on its success. It is Wes Craven's original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history. Three cuts of the film, newly restored in 2K from original film elements, with original uncompressed Mono Audio. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New and archival audio commentaries; interviews; "Celluloid Crime of the Century"archival documentary; "Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left" archival interview with Wes Craven; "Scoring Last House on the Left" archival interview with actor/composer David Hess; "It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left" archival documentary' "Forbidden Footage" with the cast and crew on the film’s most controversial sequences; deleted scene; outtakes and dailies; trailers, TV Spot & radio spots; image gallery; double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork; six lobby card reproductions; limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(2017) Bill Gunn -- actor, playwright, novelist, and director of the art-horror classic "Ganja and Hess" (1973) -- teamed with novelist/essayist Ishmael Reed and poet/publisher Steve Cannon to produce what Reed has called a "meta-soap opera." This extraordinary, rough-edged ensemble piece explores black working-class lives with candor and emotional intensity and features a who's who of important artists including Walter Cotton, Vertamae Grosvenor, Jim Wright, and Sam Waymon, with music by Carman Moore, and cinematography by Robert Polidori. Rarely shown and, when screened, seen in a mutilated cut hampered by the poor quality of available materials, it appears for the first time in a full-length, two-part version restored from the original camera tapes. Seen in its proper form, "Personal Problems" is nothing short of a revelation. New HD restoration, reconstructed from the original 3/4" U-matic camera tapes, with remastered audio.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Previously unseen preliminary version, directed by Bill Gunn in 1979 (39 Min.); deleted and extended scenes; original six-part radio drama (1977); interviews with creators Ishmael Reed, Steve Cannon, and actor Sam Waymon; "Improvisation Jamming," an essay by Nicholas Forster on the production and release of the film; Q&A footage from the restoration premiere (2018); theatrical trailer.
7 Days in Entebbe
(2018) Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Marsan, Lior Ashkenazi. Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Read more about "7 Days in Entebbe" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Entebbe Team," "Inside the Raid," additional dance sequences. (Universal).
Shark Week: Sharktacular Adventures
(2017) Three-disc set with 18 episodes. Celebrate America’s summertime tradition: "Shark Week" is back, making a huge splash with all-new, compelling and jaw-dropping shark stories and shark technology. Working with the most respected marine biologists and science institutions, the 2017 season highlights some of the most recent breakthroughs and developments that have led to remarkable new insights into these magnificent creatures. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
(2018) Austin Pendleton, Suzette Gunn, Juri Henley-Cohn, Liam Mitchell, David Johnson, Barbara Bleier. A group of friends and lovers are confronted with the very real probability of a nuclear attack on the US east Coast -- and each must choose to prepare ... or not. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Random Media).
(2017 -- Italy) Italy's entry for the 2018 Academy Awards. Fourteen-year-old Pio (Pio Amato) wants nothing more than the respect of his older brother, whom he emulates in every way -- including his career as a petty criminal. When both his father and brother are arrested, Pio is determined to prove he can step up and be the head of his sprawling Romani family. But a fateful night and a wrenching decision soon test just how ready he is. Steeped in the complex social fabric of Southern Italy, where Italians, Romani and African migrants coexist in uneasy tension. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "A Ciambra: The Other Side of the Story," deleted scenes. (IFC Entertainment).
A Bill of Divorcement
(1932) Dir.: George Cukor; John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke, David Manners, Henry Stephenson, Paul Cavanag. David O. Selznick produced this witty romantic comedy starring screen legends John Barrymore and Katharine Hepburn in her screen debut. After 15 years in a mental asylum, Hilary Fairfield (Barrymore) has suddenly regained his sanity, escaped from the institution and come home. But a few things have changed in his absence. For one, his strong-willed daughter Sydney (Hepburn) has grown up and is planning to marry. For another, his wife (Billie Burke) has divorced him and is planning to re-marry. It's enough to drive a man crazy -- or a woman, for that matter. Especially when Sydney learns it wasn't "shell shock" that sent her father to the asylum, as she'd been told, but family madness -- and now she's sure she's inherited it. A mixture of comedy, pathos and farce is handled brilliantly by master director George Cukor. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(2013 -- Brazil) Odilon Esteves, Maria Luísa Mendonca, Chico Díaz. In an age devoid of memory, truth, religion and sports, a young man named Ele, guided by intuitions and dreams, goes off in search of the meaning of life and existence. Revelations and mysterious symbols arise on his path through which he comes to encounter his soulmate in this sci-fi tale from Brazil. With plot points based on Yoko Ono's first art book, "Grapefruit" (which inspired John Lennon to pen "Imagine"), this visually stunning film, set in the distant future against the bold architecture of futurist Oscar Niemeyer's Brasilia, offers a dreamy take on new age spirituality and the physical realm. Formats: DVD. (IndiPix Films).
(1988) Former minor leaguer Ron Shelton hit a grand slam with his directorial debut, one of the most revered sports movies of all time. Durham Bulls devotee Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) — who every year takes a new player under her wing (and into her bed) — has singled out the loose-cannon pitching prospect Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a big-league talent with a rock-bottom maturity level. But she’s unable to shake Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), the veteran catcher brought in to give Nuke some on-the-field seasoning. A breakthrough film for all three of its stars and an Oscar nominee for Shelton’s highly quotable screenplay, "Bull Durham" is a freewheeling hymn to wisdom, experience, and America’s pastime, tipping its cap to all those who grind it out for love of the game.
On DVD and Blu-ray, with new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ron Shelton, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray; Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray.
Extras: Two audio commentaries featuring Shelton and actors Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins; new conversation between Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow; "Between the Lines: The Making of Bull Durham,” a 2002 program featuring interviews with cast and crew, including Shelton, Costner, Robbins, and actor Susan Sarandon; "The Greatest Show on Dirt," a 2008 appreciation of the film featuring former players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados; NBC Nightly News piece from 1993 on the final season of baseball at Durham Athletic Park, where Bull Durham takes place and was shot; interview with Max Patkin, known as the Clown Prince of Baseball, from a 1991 episode of NBC’s "Today"; trailer; excerpts from a 1989 piece by longtime New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell, with new comments from the author.
(The Criterion Collection).
(2017) Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern. This suspenseful historical thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “A Reckoning: Revisiting Chappaquiddick” featurette, “Bridge to the Past: Editing the Film” featurette. (Lionsgate).
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards!
(1963 -- Japan) Starring original Diamond Guy, Jo Shishido, Seijun Suzuki's "Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!" is a hard hitting, rapid-fire yakuza film that redefined the Japanese crime drama. Detective Tajima (Shishido) is tasked with tracking down a consignment of stolen firearms, and as the investigation progresses things take an anarchic, blood-drenched grudge match. Rapidly paced, darkly funny, and extremely stylish, "Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!" is unlike anything seen before and rightly deserves its cult status. Suzuki's send-up of post-war greed would go on to cement his domestic and international status as one of the leading directors to come out of Japan. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Interview with historian and Japanese cinema expert Tony Rayns; gallery of original production stills; theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin. (Arrow Video/MVD).
(1967 -- Taiwan) The art of martial-arts filmmaking took a leap into bold new territory with this action-packed tale of Ming-dynasty intrigue. After having the emperor’s minister of defense executed, a power-grabbing eunuch sends assassins to trail the victim’s children to a remote point on the northern Chinese border. But that bloodthirsty mission is confounded by a mysterious group of fighters who arrive on the scene, intent on delivering justice and defending the innocent. The first film King Hu made after moving to Taiwan from Hong Kong in search of more creative freedom, "Dragon Inn" combines rhythmic editing, meticulous choreography, and gorgeous widescreen compositions with a refinement that was new to the wuxia genre. Its blockbuster success breathed new life into a classic formula and established Hu as one of Chinese cinema’s most audacious innovators.
On DVD and Blu-ray, with a new 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Hua Hui-ying, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: New interview with actor Shangkuan Ling-fung; interview from 2016 with actor Shih Chun; scene analysis by author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix; newsreel footage of the film’s 1967 premiere in Taipei, Taiwan; trailer; an essay by critic Andrew Chan. (The Criterion Collection).
The French Way
(1945) The incomparable Josephine Baker dances and sings her way through a thought-lost French classic. Born into poverty, Josephine Baker rose from a childhood living in a St. Louis slum to become the toast of France -- captivating audiences through the stage, recordings and motion pictures. "The French Way" is a farcical romantic-comedy set in contemporary WWII France, about young lovers forbidden to marry by their respective families. Baker, as "Zazu," the owner of a nightclub, inherits a job restoring harmony between the two families and allowing the young lovers to "se marier." A mélange of French character actors add to the fun, but when Josephine's on the screen she is as Ernest Hemingway once said, "the most sensational woman anyone ever saw." "The French Way," filmed in 1940 -- literally amidst bombing raids -- was released in France in 1945, and briefly shown in the USA in 1952, where the order of some scenes was changed and about 2-3 minutes of "dramatic" footage was cut. In all other respects, it is virtually complete as originally released. Note: In real life Josephine Baker aided the French Resistance and was awarded, among other honors, the Croix de Guerre by the French military. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (MVD Visual).
(2018) Suki Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Snoop Dogg, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Lucy Liu, Milla Jovovich, James Franco. In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried-up, a prince from the oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) must venture out to find medicine for the ailing queen (Liu), but along the way he gets mixed up with the warlord (Franco) and his robot Ash (Waterhouse), which leads to a daring journey through the desolate wastelands. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette with co-director James Franco. (Lionsgate).
Godmonster of Indian Flats BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1973) Christopher Brooks, Stuart Lancaster, E. Kerrigan Prescott. The story of an eight-foot-tall toxic sheep monster that blows up gas stations, smashes crooked politicians, and terrorizes stoners! From the surreal "wild west" locations to the outrageous monster effects, this film from the Something Weird collection is easily the most berserk, out-of-control, and inexplicably deranged creature feature in the history of forever. This includes the scene where the Godmonster crashes a children's picnic. New 4K preservation from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print. Extras: Rampaging monster trailers from the AGFA vaults; Berserker shorts from the Something Weird vaults; bonus movie: "Legend Of Bigfoot" (1975), a new 2K preservation from an original 35mm theatrical print; reversible cover art with illustration by Shana Cleveland. (American Genre Film Archive [AGFA]).
(2017 -- Germany) Hitler's Hollywood, narrated by Udo Kier, asks what the Nazi cinema of the Third Reich reveals about its period and its people. About 1000 feature films were made in Germany in the years between 1933-1945: musicals, melodramas, romances, costume dramas and war films. Only a few were overtly Nazi propaganda films. But by the same token, even fewer of them can be considered harmless entertainment. How did the open lies and hidden truths in these films affect the future of German cinema? Director Rudiger Suchsland presents these films and the people behind them. It explains how propaganda works: how stereotypes of the "enemy" and values of love and hate managed to be planted into viewers' heads through the screen. Formats: DVD. (Kino Lorber).
(2016 -- India) Adil Hussain stars as Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. While Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, Rajiv finds himself burdened by the many obligations he left behind. Eventually though, both father and son learn to appreciate each other and the world around them with newfound meaning. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Making-of Hotel Salvation" featurette; bonus short film: "Que La Nuit Soit Douce (May the Night be Sweet)," directed by Frédéric Recrosio: Eight-year-old Alice and her younger brother Lucas set out on a secret mission to help their hospitalized grandfather. (Film Movement).
I Am Elizabeth Smart
(2017) Alana Boden, Skeet Ulrich, Deirdre Lovejoy. This Lifetime film chronicles the true story of the June 2002 abduction of 14-year-old Elizabeth Ann Smart (Boden) from her home in Salt Lake City by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell (Ulrich). Over the course of her nine-month captivity, Elizabeth was starved, drugged, raped, and subjected to bizarre religious rituals by Mitchell and his twisted accomplice, Wanda Barzee (Lovejoy), until she enabled her own rescue. Elizabeth serves as a producer and on-screen narrator. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
(2018) Rosario Dawson, Nick Robinson, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, William Fichtner, Kathy Bates. Comedic drama about Taylor (Robinson), a young, sheltered man with a strange heart condition. When Taylor meets his dream woman, Krystal (Dawson) -- a beguiling ex-addict with a sixteen-year-old son -- Taylor pretends to be in AA to try and woo her. Past transgressions collide with young love, causing complications for Taylor, his family, and Krystal, as Taylor learns what it means to live without fear and finally become a man. Directed by William H. Macy. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: (Lionsgate).
Lean on Pete
(2017) Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny. A slice-of-life story about a teenage boy who sets out on an adventure to find a place called home. Fifteen-year-old Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean on Pete. The horse’s gruff owner, Del Montgomery, and his seasoned jockey, Bonnie, help Charley fill the void of his absent father. But when Charley discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, he takes extreme measures to save him, as Charley and Pete embark on an unforgettable odyssey to find a place they can call home. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: “Searching for Home: Making Lean on Pete” featurette. (Lionsgate).
The Leisure Seeker
(2017) Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Michael Zadoorian, Italian director Paolo Virzì’s first English language film tells the story of John (Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Mirren) as they embark on one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys in their trusty recreational vehicle. Back when they were young, the ’75 Winnebago Indian they christened “The Leisure Seeker” was a beloved family getaway. Now, the Leisure Seeker has become their actual getaway vehicle, an escape from their well-intentioned but overbearing middle-aged children. Faced with more caregiving than they care to accept, John and Ella resolve to enjoy the freedom of one last RV road trip on their own. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: “In Conversation with Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland,” “The Making of The Leisure Seeker.” (Sony).
Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour Season 5
(2018) Three-disc set with all six episodes. As 1968 dawns, a year of change promises to disrupt the private and professional lives of Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) and his colleagues. Endeavour’s recent promotion leads him to reluctantly mentor new recruit Fancy (Lewis Peek), while Thursday (Roger Allam) is beginning to think about life after the police. But in Oxford, crime never sleeps, and the team continues to be challenged by mysterious and intriguing cases of murder, greed, and deception. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (PBS Distribution).
Modern Life Is Rubbish
(2017 -- UK) Freya Mavor, Josh Whitehouse, Will Merrick, Matt Milne. Brought together by their shared love of music, 10 years on Liam and Natalie are at breaking point. In their case opposites attract but don't necessarily work long-term. Making the difficult decision to separate, they must split their prized music library. But the sound track that defined their relationship keeps pulling them back together. Features selected music from The Smiths, Oasis, Radiohead and other '80s and '90s bands. Formats: DVD. (Cleopatra Entertainment/MVD Visual).
(2018) This six-part limited series is a twisting tale of passion, intrigue and deception, set against the backdrop of a mountain resort town, that follows popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone), whose literary success makes her a local celebrity in the tight-knit community. When Olivia disappears on New Year’s Eve, leaving behind a blood-soaked studio, the town’s suspicions turn to the two new men in her life: handsome, young aspiring graphic artist Joel Hurley (Garrett Hedlund) and charming stranger Eric Neill (Frederick Weller). The four-year investigation that follows leaves local law enforcement lead by detective Nate Henry (Devin Ratray) and Eric’s sister Petra (Jennifer Ferrin), to unravel the mystery in this captivating series that explores the psychological underpinnings of love and murder in a small town. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (HBO).
(2017) Mitchell Slaggert, Christine Marzano, Dorian Cobb, Billy Ray Suggs. In this Southern Gothic coming-of-age tale, an isolated and troubled young man, Moss, meets a mysterious and beautiful hiker on the banks of the river near his home on his 18th birthday. She guides him on a journey of self-discovery and helps him overcome the tragic death of his mother and the shadow it has cast on his relationship with his detached father. A sensitive portrait of rural North Carolina, MOSS reveals the struggles and beauty of lives deeply connected to nature.
Formats: DVD, VOD.
(Breaking Glass Pictures).
(2014 -- Mexico) Juan Manuel Bernal, Sebastian Aguirre, Juan Ignacio Aranda, Alejandro de Hoyos, Luis Ernesto Franco. Tackles the dark topic of Catholic priests and their decades-long sexual abuse of boys. Based on true events, the film is set in 1960s Mexico and follows the impressionable 13-year-old Julian as he enters a seminary. A seminary whose code of conduct is the complete unquestioning obedience to authority. The boy soon becomes the target of desire for the seminary's charismatic head who takes the boy under his wings. But instead of religious training, Julian soon realizes he must obey the older priest's every command.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Artsploitation Films).
A Quiet Place
(2017) Dir.: John Krasinski; John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward. In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Read more about "A Quiet Place" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Creating the Quiet" behind the scenes featurette, "The Sound of Darkness," "A Reason for Silence" visual effects. (Paramount).
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Fifth Season
(1971-72) Six-disc set with 24 complete, remastered episodes. Political correctness met its match with "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," NBC-TV's groundbreaking variety series that became a cultural touchstone and part of the fabric of '60s-'70s era America. Every Monday night at 8pm from 1968-1973, straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a supremely talented comic ensemble through a gut-busting assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. In "The Complete Fifth Season," after years of shameless name dropping, Dick finally gets his wish when bombshell Raquel Welch kicks off the new season with her first and only appearance on the show. Former "Hogan's Heroes" POWs Richard Dawson and Larry Hovis escaped CBS to join the cast. And, along with alumni Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley and Teresa Graves, they help to celebrate Laugh-In's landmark 100th episode (September 1, 1971). "The Complete Fifth Season" also trots out many of the 20th century's greatest talents, including Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Johnny Cash, Carol Channing, Charo, Petula Clark, Bing Crosby, Tony Curtis, Henry Gibson, Gene Hackman, Rita Hayworth, Hugh Hefner, Bob Hope, Arte Johnson, Paul Lynde, Liza Minnelli, Agnes Moorehead, Joe Namath, Carroll O'Connor, Vincent Price, Carl Reiner, Debbie Reynolds, Sugar Ray Robinson, Bill Russell, Vin Scully, Doc Severinsen, Jacqueline Susann, Tiny Tim, John Wayne, Raquel Welch, Henny Youngman, and more. Formats: DVD. (Time Life).
(2018 -- UK) Elizabeth Healey, Keir harles, Liz Richardson. A "slice of life" story about one couple's second-chance at goodbye. It's the emotionally resonant tale of first lovers reunited by accident as both, thwarted by the challenges of a public transportation strike, seek to get home on a busy London afternoon -- but to opposite sides of the river. As they reminisce, laugh and cry, the reality of their current lives pulls them apart, but the memory of what they had -- and could have had -- tempts them. Formats: DVD VOD, Digital. (Random Media).
(1996) Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Bebe Neuwirth, Tim Daly, Austin Pendleton, Lainie Kazan. Goldberg plays a fast-track executive who starts her own company after a backstabbing co-worker nabs her promotion. But when she's locked out of the stuffy corporate world, she invents a dazzling male business partner to sell her ideas. Her wacky plan soon spins wildly out of control, however, and when her bogus "associate" becomes Wall Street's hottest financial whiz, she must now impersonate him.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray.
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
(2018) Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Taylor Ali. A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare. Read more about "Blumhouse's Truth or Dare" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras:
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail
(1971) One of the major consequences of Western Europe's post-war Economic Miracle was the proliferation of international travel. Eager to tap into audiences' desire to experience the glamor of the jet set lifestyle, the popular filmmakers of the day rushed to make the most of the exotic locales at their disposal. Arguably no other giallo captured this trend as vividly as "The Case of the Scorpion's Tail." The film begins in London, where Lisa Baumer (Evelyn Stewart) learns that her husband has died in a freak plane accident. Summoned to Athens to collect his generous life insurance policy, she soon discovers that others besides herself are keen to get their hands on the money -- and are willing to kill for it. Meanwhile, private detective Peter Lynch (George Hilton) arrives to investigate irregularities in the insurance claim. Teaming up with a beautiful reporter, Cléo Dupont (Anita Strindberg), Lynch resolves to unearth the truth ... before he too ends up on the wrong end of the murderer's straight razor. The second giallo by genre master Sergio Martino, "The Case of the Scorpion's Tail" combines stunning views of Athens and the Greek coastline with brutal bursts of violence, a typically tangled script by Ernesto Gastaldi ("Death Walks on High Heels"), and a cast overflowing with Euro cult talent. Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary with writer Ernesto Gastaldi, moderated by filmmaker Federico Caddeo (in Italian with English subtitles); interview with star George Hilton; new interview with director Sergio Martino; new analysis of Sergio Martino’s films by Mikel J. Koven, author of "La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film"; new video essay by Troy Howarth, author of "So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films"; theatrical trailer' reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Rachael Nisbet and Howard Hughes, and a biography of star Anita Strindberg by Peter Jilmstad. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(1987) If you thought "Sex and the City 2" was a stomach-churner, you ain't seen nothing yet. Long before playing one of Carrie Bradshaw's best gal pals, actress Kristen Davis found herself up against an altogether different kind of horror in 1987's" Doom Asylum": a riotous mix of gore, gags and goth girl groups galore. When a group of horny teens wind up on the grounds of a creepy abandoned asylum, they think they've found the perfect place to party. Little do they know that inside the building's crumbling walls lurks a freakishly deformed maniac, driven to madness by the tragic loss of his fiancée in a car accident. With an array of grisly surgical tools at his disposal, it's only a matter of time before the youngsters begin meeting various splattery ends at the hands of the ghoulish Coroner. Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with screenwriter Rick Marx; new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues; "Tina's Terror" new interview with actress Ruth Collins; "Movie Madhouse" new interview with director of photography Larry Revene; "Morgues & Mayhem" new interview with special make-up effects creator Vincent J. Guastini; archival interviews with producer Alexander W. Kogan, Jr., director Richard Friedman and production manager Bill Tasgal; still gallery; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourne; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reye. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
Frank McKlusky, C.I.
(2002) Dave Sheridan, Dolly Parton, Randy Quaid, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Pollak, Cameron Richardson, Andy Richter, Kevin Farley, George Lopez, Adam Carolla, Molly Sims, Lou Ferrigno, R. Lee Ermey, Chad Everett, Scott Baio, Gary Coleman, Emmanuel Lewis. In the tradition of the Inspector Clouseau films – comedian Dave Sheridan stars as a clumsy insurance claims investigator who goes undercover to expose a conspiracy. Frank McKlusky (Sheridan) is a risk-avoiding adult who lives with his parents and always wears protective gear. After an insurance fraud wipes out the family finances and he suspiciously loses his partner on the job, Frank becomes a master of disguise and takes on a sexy new partner to bust up the biggest insurance scam going.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras:
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
The Good Place: The Complete Second Season
(2017-18) Two-disc set with all 13 episodes. When Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) finds herself in the afterlife, she's both relieved and surprised that she's made it into the Good Place. But it doesn't take long for Eleanor to realize she's there by mistake. Co-stars Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden. Formats: DVD. Extras: Extended episodes; audio commentaries with creator Michael Schur, executive producer Drew Goddard, producer Megan Amram and actor Ted Danson; gag reel; visual effects reel. (Shout! Factory).
I Feel Pretty
(2018) Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Lauren Hutton, Aidy Bryant, Naomi Campbell. A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?Read more about "I Feel Pretty" in the July Calendar.>Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Being Pretty."
Irma La Douce
(1963) Dir.: Billy Wilder; Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Lou Jacobi, Herschel Bernardi, Hope Holiday, Tura Satana, Bill Bixby. The stars and director of "The Apartment" reunite in the bawdy, charming and romantic farce about a French policeman (Lemmon) who falls in love with a prostitute. To keep his beloved, the proud and profitable lady of the streets Irma la Douce (MacLaine), off the streets, he disguises himself as Lord X, who immediately becomes Irma's sole client and means of support. But what's a jealous boyfriend to do when the illustrious Irma claims that the man she's really in love with is not the smitten Nestor, but the dotty old Lord himself? The wonderful character actors Lou Jacobi and Herschel Bernardi co-star in this classic comedy co-written and directed by the great Billy Wilder. André Previn won an Oscar for his rousing score. The film also received Oscar nominations for Best Actress in a leading role (MacLaine) and Best Cinematography, Color (Joseph LaShelle). Brand new HD master from a 4K scan of the original camera negative.
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary by film historian Joseph McBride, commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger, original theatrical trailer.
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
Isle of Dogs
(2018) Dir.: Wes Anderson; voices of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand. An outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy journeys there to rescue his dog Spots, and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. Read more about "Isle of Dogs" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Blu-ray extras: Six featurettes: "Animators," "Isle of Dogs Cast Interviews," "Puppets," "An Ode to Dogs," "Magasaki City and Trash Island," "Weather and Elements"; image gallery; theatrical trailer. (Fox).
Modus Season 1
(2015) Single-disc set with all eight episodes. A smart and brooding Swedish detective series that follows psychologist and ex-FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman) as she finds herself and her autistic daughter drawn into an investigation of a series of disturbing and brutal deaths in Stockholm. The case leads her to team up with local detective Ingvar Nymann (Henrik Norle´n) and together they set about uncovering the clues to these shocking crimes. As the number of mysterious murders starts to increase, Inger Johanne is driven by her need to protect her daughter and starts noticing a pattern. But her discovery of the killer's weakness and the connection to a ruthless international network unintentionally turns the entire threat towards herself and her family.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray.
(2018) Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy. When three different gigantic animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. Read more about "Rampage" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Not Just a Game Anymore," "Rampage: Actors in Action," "Trio of Destruction," "Attack on Chicago," "Bringing George to Life," gag reel, deleted scenes. (Warner).
sex, lies, and videotape
(1989) With his provocative feature debut, 26-year-old Steven Soderbergh trained his focus on the complexities of human intimacy and deception in the modern age. Housewife Ann (Andie MacDowell) feels distant from her lawyer husband, John (Peter Gallagher), who is sleeping with her sister (Laura San Giacomo). When John’s old friend Graham (a magnetic, Cannes-award-winning James Spader) comes to town, Ann is drawn to the soft-spoken outsider, eventually uncovering his startling private obsession: videotaping women as they confess their deepest desires. A piercingly intelligent and flawlessly performed chamber piece, in which the video camera becomes a charged metaphor for the characters’ isolation, the Palme d’Or–winning "sex, lies, and videotape" changed the landscape of American film, helping pave the way for the thriving independent scene of the 1990s.
On DVD and Blu-ray, with new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Steven Soderbergh, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: Audio commentary from 1998 featuring Soderbergh in conversation with filmmaker Neil LaBute; new program by Soderbergh, featuring responses to questions sent in by fans; interviews with Soderbergh from 1990 and 1992; new documentary about the making of the film featuring actors Gallagher, MacDowell, and San Giacomo; new conversation with composer Cliff Martinez and supervising sound editor Larry Blake; deleted scene with commentary by Soderbergh; trailers; an essay by critic Amy Taubin and, in the Blu-ray release, excerpts from Soderbergh’s diaries written at the time of the film’s production.
(The Criterion Collection).
Sneaky Pete: Season 1
(2017) Single disc with 10 episodes. A con man (Giovanni Ribisi) on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete. “Reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group, threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape -- and, just maybe, give him a taste of the loving family he’s never had. Formats: DVD. (Sony).
Super Troopers 2
(2018) Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Erik Solhanske, Paul Soter, Brian Cox, Rob Lowe, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lynda Carter. When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the fun-loving Vermont Highway Patrolmen -- Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva -- are called in to resolve the situation. Read more about "Super Troopers 2" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "(making) Super Troopers 2," extended & deleted scenes, "Kevin Heffernan: Method Actor," theatrical trailers. (Fox).
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Limited Collector’s Edition
(1991) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick. Director James Cameron’s iconic sci-fi action classic returns when "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" arrives in a Limited Collector’s Edition EndoArm box set including a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD). Still lauded by critics today as one of the greatest action films of all time, only 6,000 of the Limited Collector’s Edition EndoArm box sets will be released in the U.S., allowing fans to own a life-sized replica of the T-800 EndoArm mounted on a uniquely numbered stand with James Cameron’s signature. Say “hasta la vista, baby” to SD and relive each quintessential moment in four times the resolution with Full HD and High Dynamic Range on the film’s first-ever 4K scan. "The Terminator 2: Judgment Day" EndoArm Limited Collector’s Edition 4K Combo Pack box set is loaded with bonus content, including an all-new, never-before-seen documentary featuring commentary from the cast and crew (including James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Edward Furlong), and will be available for the suggested retail price of $174.99. The groundbreaking masterpiece will also be available as a standalone 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD for the suggested retail price of $22.99. Extras: new “T2: Reprogramming the Terminator” 55 Minute Documentary including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and more; two feature commentaries including 23 members of the cast and crew, including Cameron and co-author William Wisher; “The Making of T2” 30 minute featurette; seamless branching to view three different versions of the movie; two deleted scenes with audio commentary; trailers. (Lionsgate).
The Tunnel: Vengeance Season 3
(2018) The final season of the critically acclaimed bilingual crime thriller reunites Stephen Dillane in his International Emmy Award-winning role as Karl Roebuck with Clémence Poésy as Elise Wassermann for their last outing as the unlikely Anglo-French police duo. This season, the investigative pair takes on a toxic and terrifying folie à deux whose mutual defining quality is an existential death wish. When the question posed by the couple -- what is a life worth? -- is directed straight back at Karl, he is forced to confront an utterly impossible choice that will haunt the audience long after the closing credits. Set amidst mid-Brexit hysteria, “The Tunnel: Vengeance” tackles an escalating refugee crisis and examines the increasing threat of terror occasioned by disenfranchised, exiled souls on whom society has turned its back. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
Woman Is the Future of Man/Tale of Cinema: Two Films By Hong Sangsoo
(2004/2005)This collection brings together "Woman is the Future of Man" and "Tale of Cinema," the fifth and sixth films by Hong Sangsoo, the masterful South Korean filmmaker who has been favorably compared to that great French observer of human foibles, Eric Rohmer. "Woman is the Future of Man" tells of two long-time friends, a filmmaker (Kim Taewoo) and a teacher (Yoo Jitae), who have had an affair with the same woman (Sung Hyunah). The friends decide to meet the girl one more time and see what happens. "Tale of Cinema" uses the trope of a film within a film to tell two stories, that of a depressive young man (Lee Kiwoo) who forms a suicide pact with a friend (Uhm Jiwon); and the tale of a filmmaker (Kim Sangkyung) who sees a film that he believes was based on his life, and who meets the actress from the film with a view to turning their onscreen relationship into reality. With these critically acclaimed films, presented here in high definition for the first time with a wealth of extras, Hong Sangsoo employs his idiosyncratic, measured style to create two compelling and truthful tapestries of human emotion and behavior. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Newly filmed introductions to both films by Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns; interviews with Kim Sangkyung, Lee Kiwoo and Uhm Jiwon, the stars of "Tale of Cinema"; introduction to" Woman is the Future of Man" by director Martin Scorsese; "The Making of Woman is the Future of Man," a featurette on the film’s production; interviews with the actors of "Woman is the Future of Man"; stills gallery; original trailers; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films by Michael Sicinski. (Arrow Academy/MVD Entertainment).
You Were Never Really Here
(2018) Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Judith Roberts. A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
American Masters -- Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
(2018) During his remarkable career with the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams earned many nicknames -- The Kid, The Splendid Splinter and Teddy Ballgame, but the only nickname that he wanted was “the greatest hitter who ever lived.” In that pursuit, he combined his preternatural gifts with a fierce work ethic to become widely regarded as one of the greatest ever to play the game of baseball and in the process elevated the science of hitting in ways still emulated today. Through never-before-seen archival footage and in-depth interviews with those who knew and studied Williams, including his daughter Claudia Williams, author/journalist Ben Bradlee, Jr., veteran baseball writer Roger Angela, and award-winning broadcasters Bob Costas and the late Dick Enberg, the program demonstrates the power of the heroic myth-making culture in which Williams flourished. Lesser-known topics explored include Williams’ Mexican-American background, his experiences serving during World War II and the Korean War, and his deep rage over his mother’s virtual abandonment of him and his younger brother. Narrated by Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Jon Hamm, the documentary also looks at the legendary player’s impact on the game of baseball and his relevance in the almost 60 years since his retirement, highlighted by Williams’ iconic achievement -- he is the last player to hit over .400, finishing the 1941 season batting .406. Former players -- including Baseball Hall of Famers Willie McCovey and Wade Boggs, three-time All-Star Jim Kaat, and current Cincinnati Reds first baseman and former National League MVP Joey Votto -- share how Williams’ philosophy, commitment to greatness and approach to hitting influenced them in the film. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
(2003) Jeffrey Combs, Jason Barry, Elsa Pataky, Javier Sandoval. Everyone’s favorite mad scientist continues his re-animation research, turning the penitentiary he’s been incarcerated in for the past 14 years into a new branch of hell. After causing the Miskatonic University Massacre, Dr. Herbert West has been serving a prison sentence for the past 14 years. When Howard, a new young doctor, comes to work as the prison MD and requests Dr. West’s assistance, Dr. West discovers that Howard has something he left behind 14 years ago. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary with director Brian Yuzna; new isolated score selections & audio interview with composer Xavier Capellas; new “Beyond & Back” interview with Yuzna; new “Death Row Sideshow” interview with Combs; new “Six Shots By Midnight” interview with S. T. Joshi, author of " Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft"; new production art gallery by illustrator Richard Raaphorst; still gallery; vintage EPK featurette; “Dr. Reanimator – Move Your Dead Bones” music video; theatrical trailer. (Vestron Video Collector’s Series/Lionsgate).
Dagon BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2001) H.P. Lovecraft’s iconic tale comes to life when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series releases the modern retelling of the horror classic "Dagon" on limited edition Blu-ray. Directed by horror mastermind Stuart Gordon and starring Ezra Godden, evil rises and a legend unleashes the rage of Hell after a yacht crashes on the Spanish coast and the survivors are forced to face their nightmares. Restored and remastered. Extras: Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and screenwriter Denis Paoli; audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and star Ezra Godden; New “Gods & Monsters” discussion with Gordon, interviewed by filmmaker Mick Garris; New “Shadows over Imboca” interview with producer Brian Yuzna; New “Fish Stories” interview with S.T. Joshi, author of "I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft"; vintage EPK; archival interviews with Gordon, Godden, and other cast and crew; theatrical trailer; new conceptual art gallery from artist Richard Raaphorst; storyboard gallery; still gallery. (Lionsgate).
The Great Game
(2015 -- France) Melvil Poupaud, André Dussollier, Clémence Poésy. Pierre (Poupaud), a onetime daring novelist disgusted with the publishing world, lets a duplicitous government insider (Dussollier) tempt him into ghostwriting a manifesto designed to transform French public opinion. This act has risky consequences for the activist (Poésy) with whom he soon becomes involved. Nicholas Pariser’s debut feature is an elegant political thriller that makes much use of its stellar cast, particularly in the performance of André Dussollier, who commits to his character’s malevolence with relish. Formats: DVD. (Distrib Films/Icarus Films).
(2016 -- Italy) An award-winning Italian drama about the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. Dasy and Viola (Angela and Marianna Fontana) are conjoined twin sisters living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and, thanks to their performances at local weddings, communions and baptisms, have become the breadwinners for their entire family. Kept isolated from the world by their exploiting father, their lives are turned upside down when one of them falls in love for the first time … and they discover that it is possible for them to be separated.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Behind-the-scenes footage, trailer.
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
In the Mouth of Madness [Collector’s Edition] BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1994) Dir.: John Carpenter; Jürgen Prochnow, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill. Sutter Cane (Prochnow) is the best-selling author whose newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When he inexplicably vanishes, his publisher (Heston) sends special investigator John Trent (Neill) to track him down. Drawn to a town that exists only in Cane's books, Trent crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape. 4K scan of the original film elements. Extras: New audio commentary with director John Carpenter and producer Sandy King Carpenter; new "Horror’s Hallowed Grounds" look at the film’s locations today; new "The Whisperer of the Dark" interview with actress Julie Carman; new "Greg Nicotero’s Things in the Basement" interview with special effects artist Greg Nicotero including behind-the-scenes footage; new "Home Movies from Hobb’s End" behind-the-scenes footage from Greg Nicotero; audio commentary with director John Carpenter and cinematographer Gary B. Kibbe; vintage featurette: "The Making of In the Mouth of Madness"; theatrical trailer; TV spots. (Scream Factory).
I Walk Alone
(1947) Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, Mike Mazurki, Marc Lawrence. Partners Frankie (Lancaster) and Noll (Douglas) split up to evade capture by the police. Frankie is caught and jailed, but Noll manages to escape and open a posh New York City nightclub. Years later Frankie is released from the clink and visits Noll with the intention of collecting his half of the nightclub's profits. But Noll, who has no intention of being so equitable, uses his ex-girlfriend Kay (Scott) to divert Frankie from his intended goal. Co-starring Wendell Corey and legendary noir baddies Marc Lawrence and Mike Mazurki. Brand new HD master from a 4K scan of the 35mm safety dupe negative by Paramount Pictures Archive.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth.
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(2017 -- UK) Three-disc set with all eight episodes about Faith Howells, a fun-loving lawyer with a happy marriage and three children, enjoying an extended maternity leave from the law firm she founded with her husband, Evan. One day, however, Evan leaves for work but never arrives. Faith scrambles to handle the clients Evan left behind, all while trying to find out what happened to her husband. As the days go by with no sign of him, Faith becomes the police’s prime suspect, and her search for the truth leads her to the criminal underbelly of her quiet Welsh town. When long-buried family secrets come to light, Faith wonders if she ever really knew her husband at all.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Acorn Media).
Love After Love
(2018) Andie MacDowell, Chris O'Dowd, Francesca Faridany, James Adomian. In the wake of a husband and father's death, the family members he leaves behind find themselves adrift - and in danger of drifting apart - as they each try to find meaning in a world without the man who held them together. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).
Love Me Deadly
(1972) Mary Charlotte Wilcox, Lyle Waggoner, Christopher Stone, Timothy Scott, H.B. Halicki. Lindsay (Wilcox) has an unusual fascination with the dead, she often finds herself at funerals for people she doesn't even know. Once the mourners have cleared out, she's drawn to the corpse by an unspeakable sexual curiosity. It appears that this obsession with the recently deceased has been brewing within Lindsay for quite some time and might have been something to do with her late father. She makes an attempt at a normal relationship with Lyle Waggoner, but is also lured into a corpse-loving cult by a creepy undertaker. Equal parts sick soap opera and exploitation, "Love Me Deadly" still has the power to disturb and disgust 46 years later after its original release. Brand new 2K scan of the original camera negative.
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Brand new 2K scan of the original camera negative of the uncut version, commentary with producer Buck Edwards, watch the film in "Maria's B Movie Mayhem Mode," original theatrical trailer, reversible art.
(Code Red/Kino Lorber).
A Matter of Life and Death
(1946) After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) encounters the American radio operator (Kim Hunter) to whom he’s just delivered his dying wishes and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the afterlife arrives to correct the clerical error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth — painted by production designer Alfred Junge and cinematographer Jack Cardiff as a rich Technicolor Eden — climbing a wide staircase to stand trial in a starkly beautiful, black-and-white modernist heaven. Peppered by humorous jabs intended to smooth tensions between the wartime allies Britain and America, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s richly humanistic "A Matter of Life and Death"traverses time and space to make a case for the transcendent value of love.
On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
Extras: Introduction from 2009 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese; audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie; new interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell’s widow; new interview with film historian Craig Barron on the film’s visual effects and production design; "The Colour Merchant, "a 1998 short film by Craig McCall featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff; an essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek.
(The Criterion Collection).
Memoirs of an Invisible Man BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1992) Dir.: John Carpenter; Chevy Chase, Sam Neill, Daryl Hannah. Thanks to a nuclear accident, Nick Halloway (Chase) has become invisible. Invisibility makes it easier to spy on agents (particularly chief adversary Neill) who've put him in his predicament. And he can romance a lovely documentary producer (Hannah) in a way she's never "seen" before. New 2K scan of the original film elements. Extras: "How to Become Invisible: The Dawn of Digital F/X," vintage interviews with Carpenter, Chase and Hannah; behind-the-scenes footage; outtakes;
theatrical trailer; TV spots. (Scream Factory)
The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
(1988) Following the release of his 1984 debut feature "Vigil," Vincent Ward returned four years later with "The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey," a film that would cement his position as one of the most exciting filmmaking talents to emerge during the eighties. Cumbria, 1348 -- the year of the Black Death. Griffin, a young boy, is plagued by apocalyptic visions that he believes could save his village. Encouraging a small band of men to tunnel into the earth, they surface in 1980s New Zealand and a future beyond their comprehension -- but they must complete their quest. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, "The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey" is a bold and often startling fusion of medieval fantasy and time travel science fiction, quite unlike anything you've seen. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New appreciation by film critic Nick Roddick, recorded exclusively for this release; "Kaleidoscope: Vincent Ward – Film Maker," a 1989 documentary profile of the director made for New Zealand television; theatrical trailer; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kim Newman and an introduction by Vincent Ward. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
The Night of the Virgin
(2016 -- Spain) Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martín, Víctor Amilibia. In this horror-comedy, Nico, a naive 20-year-old, sets out to lose his virginity -- at all costs -- at a New Year's Eve party. In the middle of the party, his gaze crosses Medea, a cunning and attractive mature woman. Formats: DVD. (Cleopatra Entertainment).
(2000 -- Portugal) Ricardo Meneses, Beatriz Torcato, Andre Barbosa. An erotic cautionary tale about a marginalized young man (Meneses), a trash collector living and working in the seedy north of Lisbon, exploring his sexuality. The film charts the young man's odyssey, with its potential for self-discovery as well as self-obliteration, with psychological insight and visual power. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
Operation Red Sea
(2018 -- China) Zhang Yi, Huang Jingyu, Hai Qing, Du Jiang, Jiang Luxia, Yin Fang, Wang Yutian, Simon Yam. Famed action director Dante Lam returns with this explosive follow-up to his 2016 "Operation Mekong." When a terrorist plot to obtain nuclear materials is hidden under the cover of a violent coup, only the Chinese Navy's elite Jiaolong (Sea Dragon) Assault Team have the deadly skill and precision needed to take on the situation and rescue Chinese citizens and foreign refugees. Set amid militant unrest in a fictional Middle Eastern country. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
(2017 -- Morocco) Maryam Touzani, Arieh Worthalter, Amine Ennaji, Abdelilah Rachid, Dounia Binebine. In this searing and mesmerizing drama, five Moroccans from different social and religious strata are pushed to the fringe by their extremist government. Spanning three decades and several storylines, director Nabil Ayouch weaves an intricate tale of lost loves, forbidden desires, and
fragile dreams in modern day Morocco. The Moroccan Entry for the 2018 Academy Awards. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).
Ready Player One
(2018) Dir.: Steven Spielberg; Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki, Hannah John-Kame, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance. In 2045, when the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Read more about "Ready Player One" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D/Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: "The '80’s: You’re The Inspiration." Blu-ray adds "Game Changer: Cracking the Code," "Effects for a Brave New World," "Level Up: Sound for the Future," "High Score: Endgame," "Ernie & Tye's Excellent Adventure." (Warner).
Someone’s Watching Me BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1978 -- TV) Dir.: John Carpenter; Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbea. Los Angeles newcomer Leigh Michaels (Hutton) moves into a chic high-rise apartment building. She loves the view. So does the Peeping Tom who lives somewhere in the adjacent tower. Leigh fights back, matching her tormentor's obsession with her own relentless drive to uncover his identity. The prey is now predator -- and that escalates the stalker's game to a deadly new level. New 2K scan from the original film elements -- in both 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 aspect ratios. Extras: New audio commentary with author Amanda Reyes ("Are You in the House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999"); new "Adrienne Barbeau: Looking Back at Someone’s Watching Me"; new "Carpenter’s Enforcer" interview with Charles Cyphers on his career in John Carpenter’s films; new "Horror’s Hallowed Grounds" look at the film’s locations today; "John Carpenter: Director Rising"; TV promo; still gallery. (Scream Factory).
Spiral Season Six
(2017) Three-disc set with all 12 episodes. Originally released in France as "Engrenages," the hard-hitting Parisian cop thriller "Spiral" became a critically acclaimed blockbuster success across Europe and Australia and won the International Emmy Award for Best Drama. BAFTA nominee Caroline Proust returns as Captain Laure Berthaud, as she and her team begin a complex new investigation after a human torso is discovered in the 20th arrondissement in Paris. Backed up by her team of detectives including Thierry Godard as Lt. Gilou and Fred Bianconi as Tintin, the investigation is overseen by Judge Roban, played by veteran French actor Philippe Duclos. Audrey Fleurot also returns as lawyer Joséphine Karlsson, who continues to juggle her professional ambitions with her personal demons. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (MHz Network).
A Strange Adventure
(1956) Ben Cooper, Joan Evans, Marla English, Nick Adams, Jan Merlin. Legendary serial and western director William Witney directed this film noir about a trio of armored-car robbers who make their getaway by forcing a young hot-rodder (Cooper) to be their driver. The vicious criminals take over a mountain cabin for a hideout after overpowering its occupants. Beautifully shot in black-and-white by Bud Thackery. Brand new HD master from a 4K scan of the 35mm original negative by Paramount Pictures Archive.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary by film historian Toby Roan and Jay Dee Whitney.
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(2017 -- Italy) Vinicio Marchioni, Anna Foglietta, Giulia Bevilacqua. Set in a working-class apartment building in Rome, the lives of a bisexual former body builder, his wife, his male lover, and a pair of ambitious criminals intersect against a backdrop of crime, confused sexual feelings, and tainted relationships. Soon these lost souls will come to find that the hunger for power is an unstoppable disease from which there is no cure. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
The Three-Way Wedding
(2010 -- France) Pascal Greggory, Julie Depardieu, Louis Garrel, Agathe Bonitzer. Renowned playwright Auguste (Greggory) is struggling to complete his latest play. Looking for inspiration, he invites the cast to join him at his country estate. Harriet (Depardieu), his leading lady, is also his ex-wife, and her leading man, Théo (Garrel), is her new lover. Sensing their attraction, Auguste decides to seduce Fanny (Bonitzer), his beautiful young assistant. But as sparks fly and resentments flare, Auguste wonders whether he could have a three-way marriage with both women.Formats: DVD. (Film Movement).
Tiger by the Tail
(1970) Christopher George, Tippi Hedren, Dean Jagger, Charo, R.G. Armstrong, Lloyd Bochner, Skip Homeier, John Dehner, Alan Hale Jr, Dennis Patrick. A Vietnam War veteran (George) returns home to restore his relationship with his estranged brother (Patrick), a principal shareholder of a California racetrack. Upon arrival, he discovers that his brother has been murdered during a robbery. After being framed for his brother's murder, he looks up his old flame (Hedren) to assist him in solving the robbery and murder. The ex-lovers are now caught in the callous greed of corrupt and vicious shareholders responsible for the cover-up and his brother's murder. Brand new HD master from a 4K scan of the 35mm original negative and interpostive by Paramount Pictures Archive.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson.
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
You Will Be Mine
(2009 --France) Judith Davis, Isild Le Besco. Marie Dandin (Davis), a promising young concert pianist, leaves home to study at the prestigious Lyons National Conservatory. Shy and innocent, she moves in with her childhood friend Emma (Le Besco) who has lived alone since the death of her father years earlier. The intimate bond that the two women share eventually develops into an intense sexual relationship. But as Emma grows more possessive and controlling, Marie struggles to reconcile her feelings of desire with the need to escape Emma's suffocating passion. Formats: DVD. (Film Movement).
(2017) Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas, Charlotte Gainsbourg. When police officer Tadek (Carrey) finds similarities between an unsolved murder and a crime outlined in a book by famed writer Krystof Kozlov, Tadek begins to track Kozlov and his girlfriend, a mysterious sex-club worker (Gainsbourg). As his obsession with Kozlov grows, Tadek descends into a deadly underworld of sex, lies, and corruption to find the shocking, deadly truth. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “The Making of Dark Crimes” featurette. (Lionsgate).
(2017) Dir.: Stanley Tucci; Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub. In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord, is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees. So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. Adapted from Lord’s memoir "A Giacometti Portrait." Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras:Interview clips from the cast and filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage from the set. (Sony).
(2017) Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson, Kaalan “KR” Walker, Rachel Hilson. In South Central LA in 1992, Millie (Berry) is the foster mother of a dozen children. Jesse, her eldest, is fighting with newcomer William over a beautiful runaway they meet at school. On television, the Rodney King trial is in full swing and has captured the attention of the nation. Desperate to keep her family safe as riots erupt around the city, Millie seeks help from her eccentric neighbor (Daniel Craig). Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis
(2018) Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day in his latest animated adventure. The King of Atlantis must make some difficult decisions to ensure the future of his ocean realm. Under attack from Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns, Aquaman realizes he must relinquish his sovereignty and go on a journey to regain his confidence before returning to his rightful throne. Along the way, Aquaman reunites with the Justice League -- including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and newest member Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern – to conquer Atlantis’ latest enemy and reemerge as the ruler of the Seven Seas.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywheree.
UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Exclusive LEGO mini-figurine of Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern (while supplies last).
Lou Andreas-Salome, The Audacity to be Free
(2018) Katharina Lorenz, Liv Lisa Fries, Alexander Scheer, Harold Schrott. The award-winning film is based on the life of Lou Andreas-Salome, the world’s first female psychoanalyst, author, and contemporary of Freud, Nietzsche, Rilke and Reé. While the greatest minds of the 18th and 19th centuries treated her as an equal, society and history did not. Andreas-Salomé enraptured 19th century Europe’s greatest minds. In her youth, she scandalized society by pursuing an education and living a life free from convention. She befriended philosophers Paul Rée and Friedrich Nietzsche, denying them both an intimate relationship so as to remain their equal. As a published author and lecturer, she met the poet Rainer Maria Rilke who became one of her lovers, while she maintained a platonic marriage with another man. In her maturity, she gained another admirer in Sigmund Freud and, with him, helped to develop psychoanalysis becoming its first female practitioner. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Cinema Libre Studio).
The Miracle Season
(2018) Helen Hunt, Tiera Skovbye, Erin Moriarty, Danika Yarosh, Nesta Cooper, William Hurt. After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.
Read more about "The Miracle Season" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Star Player" featurette, gallery.
Murdoch Mysteries, Season 11
(2017-18) Eighteen episodes of the Canadian period mystery. Detective William Murdoch and his friends face new challenges in Edwardian Toronto. With Murdoch languishing in jail for murder, Constable Crabtree, Inspector Brackenreid and Detective Watts race to prove his innocence, while Dr. Julia Ogden remains in hiding from the corrupt forces that have taken over Station House No. 4. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Making Murdoch" featurette. (Acorn Media).
(2018) Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, John Hannah, Emily Maddison, Swoosie Kurtz. A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. Remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell vehicle. Read more about "Overboard" in the July Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Chemistry Is Comedy” featurette, “Culture Clash” featurette, “Captains of the Ship: Bob & Rob” featurette, audio commentary with writer-director Rob Greenberg, writer-producer Bob Fisher, and producer Benjamin Odell. (Lionsgate).
Piranha II: The Spawning BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1981) Tricia O’Neil, Lance Henriksen, Steve Marachuk, Ricky Paull Goldin. While investigating the mysterious death of a diver, scuba instructor Anne Kimbrough makes a horrific discovery: Piranha-like fish, with wings that enable them to fly, are responsible for the death. As the body count rises, Anne desperately tries to convince the manager of the Club Elysium resort to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, but he’s determined to give his guests the ultimate feeding frenzy. Sequel to Joe Dante’s original "Piranha." James Cameron’s directorial debut in a brand new 2K scan of the original camera negative. Extras: New interview with actor Ricky Paull Goldin, new interview with special effects artist Brian Wade, theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory).
(2018) Dir.: Jason Reitman; Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Emily Haine, Elaine Tan, Kitty Crystal. Marlo (Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Davis). Read more about "Tully" in the July
Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Relationships of Tully."
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