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September 4

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Scenes from a Marriage BLU-RAY

(1973, 1974) "Scenes from a Marriage" chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne and Johan (Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson), tracking their relationship through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partnerships. Originally conceived by director Ingmar Bergman as a five-hour, six-part television miniseries, the film is also presented in its three-hour theatrical cut. Shot largely in intense, intimate close-ups by cinematographer Sven Nykvist and featuring flawless performances by Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson, Bergman's emotional X-ray reveals the deep joys and pains of a complex bond. High-definition digital transfers of both the television version and the U.S. theatrical version of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks. Extras: Interview with director Ingmar Bergman from 1986; interviews from 2003 with actors Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson; interview from 2003 with Bergman scholar Peter Cowie comparing the two versions of "Scenes from a Marriage"; an essay by author Phillip Lopate. (The Criterion Collection).


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Young Sheldon: The Complete First Season

(2017-18) Two-disc set with all 22 episodes of the "Big Bang Theory" prequel. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Young Sheldon: An Origin Story," "Sibling Revelry." (Warner).



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September 11

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season

(2017-18 Two-disc set with all 24 episodes. Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists – geniuses in the laboratory but socially challenged everywhere else. Insert beautiful, street-smart neighbor Penny, who endeavors to teach them a thing or two about the “real” world. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship history, Leonard and Penny have tied the knot. Even Sheldon has entered into a “Relationship Agreement” with neurobiologist Amy, and he recently took their relationship to the next level by proposing marriage. Will the possibility of domestic bliss alter the chemistry between these two extreme achievers? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray,. Extras: "The Maturation Imperative" featurette, "The Big Bang Theory: The Blueprint of Comedy" featurette, " A BBT History of Time" featurette, gag reel, "The Big Bang Theory": 2017 Comic-Con panel (exclusive to Blu-ray). (Warner).
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Cold Water

(1994) Long unavailable, Olivier Assayas's deeply felt coming-of-age drama "Cold Water" has until now been a missing link in one of contemporary cinema's richest bodies of work. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, telling the story of teenage lovers Gilles (Cyprien Fouquet) and Christine (Virginie Ledoyen), whose rebellions against family and society threaten to tear them apart. The visceral realism of the movie's narrative and the near experimentalism of its camera work come together effortlessly thanks to a rock soundtrack that vividly evokes the period. With one of the most memorable party sequences ever committed to film as a centerpiece, "Cold Water" is a heartbreaking immersion in the emotional tumult of being young. Formats: On DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Olivier Assayas, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with Assayas; new interview with cinematographer Denis Lenoir; excerpt from a 1994 French television program on the film featuring Assayas and actors Virginie Ledoyen and Cyprien Fouquet; an essay by critic Girish Shambu. (The Criterion Collection).

Scooby-Doo! And the Gourmet Ghost

(2018) All-new original animated film featuring celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurnetiis and Marcus Samuelsson. Scooby-Doo and the gang of teen sleuths go on an adventure to New England, where they investigate the haunting of a historic colonial inn that’s been turned into a state-of-the-art, culinary resort. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Bonus episodes: "What's New, Scooby-Doo? Recipe for Disaster," "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Wanted: Cheddar Alive" and "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Devouring. (Warner).

The Watcher in the Woods

(2017) Anjelica Huston, Tallulah Evans, Nicholas Galitzine, Dixie Egerickx, Rufus Wright. Lifetime’s reimagining of the ’80s cult classic film. When Jan Carstairs and her family rent a manor in the idyllic British countryside, the owner, Mrs. Aylwood, notices that Jan bears a striking resemblance to her daughter, Karen, who disappeared over 20 years ago. Mrs. Aylwood warns Jan to stay out of the surrounding woods, and when strange occurrences unnerve the family, Jan suspects they are linked to what happened to Karen. As Jan begins to unravel the truth, she and her little sister, Ellie, may not be able to escape The Watcher in the Woods. Formats: DVD. (Liosngate).



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September 18

Fahrenheit 451

(2018) Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon Imagine a society where books are outlawed and “firemen” have been tasked to burn and destroy any remaining literature, erasing history right before our eyes. Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel of the same name, the thought-provoking parable depicts a frighteningly plausible future where media is an opiate, history is purged and dissent is outlawed. The dystopian thriller centers on Montag (Jordan), a young fireman who forsakes his world and struggles to regain his humanity as he battles his mentor, fire captain Beatty (Shannon). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Behind the Fire" featurette. (HBO).
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My Man Godfrey

(1936) Carole Lombard and William Powell dazzle in this definitive screwball comedy, directed by Gregory La Cava -- a potent cocktail of romantic repartee and Depression-era social critique. Irene (Lombard), an eccentric Manhattan socialite, wins a society-ball scavenger hunt after finding one of the "items" on the list, a "lost man" (Powell), at a dump. She gives the man she believes to be a down-and-out drifter work as the family butler, and soon falls head over heels in love. Her attempts to both woo Godfrey and indoctrinate him in the dysfunctional ways of the household make for an unbeatable series of madcap hijinks. La Cava's deft film was the first to garner Oscar nominations in all four acting categories, and it is one of Hollywood's greatest commentaries on class and the social unrest of its time. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New piece about the film with jazz and film critic Gary Giddins; new discussion about director Gregory La Cava with critic Nick Pinkerton; outtakes; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1938, starring actors William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, and Mischa Auer; newsreels from the thirties documenting the class divide during the Great Depression; trailer; an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme. (The Criterion Collection).



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September 25

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Andrei Rublev

(1966)Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes -- snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell -- gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity. Appearing here in the director's preferred 185-minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork "Andrei Rublev" is one of Tarkovsky's most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 2K digital restoration of the director's preferred 185-minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; and new 2K digital transfer of the original 205-minute version of the film, "The Passion According to Andrei." Extras: "Steamroller and Violin," Tarkovsky's 1961 student thesis film; "The Three Andreis," a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film's script; "On the Set of Andrei Rublev," a 1966 documentary about the making of the film; new interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne; new interview with film scholar Robert Bird; selected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petric; new video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim; an essay by critic J. Hoberman. (The Criterion Collection).

C.B. Strike: The Series

(2017) Cinemax compelling detective drama adapted from popular crime novel trilogy by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling. Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke), a war veteran turned private detective, operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. He is wounded both physically and psychologically but his unique insight and his background as an SIB investigator prove crucial in solving complex cases, which the police seem unable to solve. Robin Ellacott (Holliday Grainger) is Strike’s new office temp who is in charge of managing his chaotic life. She soon becomes involved with his caseload and begins to see her true potential. Together they crack some of London’s most intriguing cases. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Three behind-the-scenes featurettes: "The Cuckoo’s Calling," "The Silkworm" and "Career of Evil." (Warner).

Epidemic

(2018) Andrew Hunsicker, Amanda K. Morales, Gina Destra, Mike Sutton. Epidemic is a psychological horror film, examining how human beings are beset by addiction and sickness that arises when our desire to feel good gets out of control and turns into a disease. A deadly pathogen is unleashed and unknowingly carried to Dana’s 30th birthday party, where her estranged father, Rufus, is coming to make amends. What begins as a family drama soon escalates to a horrific turning point as the epidemic spreads and Rufus fights to save his daughter’s life. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital.

Power Rangers: Chojin Sentai Jetman: The Complete Series

A fan-favorite installment of the original Japanese series that inspired the iconic Power Rangers franchise. Available for the first time on DVD. The hugely popular season "Chojin Sentai Jetman" is the last Sentai season released that was not adapted for Power Rangers. Sky Force, a defense organization tasked with guarding peace on Earth, has developed a new technology that gives the subjects superhuman powers. These people, now known as Jetmen, must band together to protect the planet after an attack by Vyram, an evil outer-dimensional organization bent on inter-dimensional domination. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
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A Raisin in the Sun

(1961) Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" was the first play by a black woman to be on Broadway and is now an immortal part of the theatrical canon. Two years after its premiere, the production came to the screen, directed by Daniel Petrie. The original stars -- including Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee -- reprise their roles as members of an African-American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how best to use the money. Vividly rendering Hansberry's intimate observations on generational conflict and housing discrimination, Petrie's film captures the high stakes, shifting currents, and varieties of experience within black life in midcentury America. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Interview from 1961 with playwright and screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry; new interview with Imani Perry, author of "Looking for Lorraine," on the real-life events on which the play is based; episode of Theater Talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis; excerpt from "The Black Theatre Movement: From 'A Raisin in the Sun' to the Present," a 1978 documentary, with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr.; new interview with film scholar Mia Mask, editor of "Poitier Revisited"; trailer; an essay by scholar Sarita Cannon. (The Criterion Collection).


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All listings are based on information from the home video studios. Some release dates may change and titles may come out after a specified date (with no announcement from the studio). Additionally, some titles may be released with little or no advance announcement. And since all DVDs are priced at sell-through and are available for substantial discounts at both online and brick-and-mortar stores, we only list suggested retail prices for some special editions, box sets and collections.



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