(2018) Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Grace Palmer. A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Read more about "Adrift" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes; "Survival at Sea" interview with the cast and filmmakers; "Braving the Elements" behind-the-scenes look at filming in the open waters; "Journey" in which Shailene Woodley takes viewers on a journey into "Adrift"; theatrical trailers; commentary with director Baltasar Kormákur and Woodley. (Universal).
(2017) Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Trystan Gravelle, Geraldine James. A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “The Making of Beast” featurette, “A Look at Beast” photo gallery. (Lionsgate).
The Big Take
(2018) Robert Forster, James McCaffrey, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Zoë Bell, Bill Sage, Dan Hedaya. Comedic, suspenseful caper about a blackmailed movie star and an aspiring screenwriter looking for his big break whose lives become intertwined following a deadly case of mistaken identity. The reclusive movie star hires a private detective after he’s blackmailed, but things turn violent when the screenwriter is fingered for the crime in a dangerous case of mistaken identity.Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Sony).
Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji
(1955 -- Japan) Chiezô Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chizuru Kitagawa. Praised by Japanese film critics and much admired by his contemporaries Akira Kurosawa and Yasujirô Ozu, Tomu Uchida nonetheless remains little-known in the west. His 1955 masterpiece "Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji" is an excellent entry point for the newcomer. Set during the Edo period, the film is a tragicomic road movie of sorts, following a samurai, his two servants -- including spear-carrier Genpachi -- and the various people they meet on their journey, including a policeman in pursuit of a thief, a young child and a woman who is to be sold into prostitution. Winner of a prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for supporting actor -- and Kurosawa regular --Daisuke Katô, "Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji" is a film deserving of much wider international recognition. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, recorded exclusively for this release; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and filmmaker James Oliver. (Arrow Academy/MVD Entertainment).
(2016 -- China) Ethan Li, Peter Ho, Xia Zitong. Once a poor vagrant, Chen Tiejin has risen through the ranks of the Red Army and is now a brave and experienced company commander. During a dangerous rescue mission, Commander Tiejin and his Red Army troop are locked in heated battle with the Kuomintang soldiers. Raising his weapon to deliver the final blow, he stops dead – the solder is none other than his brother he lost five years before, now working alongside the enemy. In a time of hardship and war, can brotherly love bridge the divide to find peace? Formats: DVD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
Bull: Season Two
(2017-18) Six-disc set with all 22 episodes of the courtroom drama inspired by the early career of talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw. The series follows the brilliant, brash and charming Dr. Bull, the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis LV Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. In high-stakes trials, Bull's combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.'s and a topnotch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients' favor. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Bull Pen" in which cast and producers discuss the major story arcs of the latest season; "20 Questions With Michael Weatherly"; "Bull by the Horns" featurette; deleted scenes; gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).
(1975 -- Italy) David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia. From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some of the greatest excursions in Italian horror ("Suspiria," "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage"), comes the ultimate giallo movie. One night, musician Marcus Daly (Hemmings), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator ... or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems. Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento-collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders) is a hallucinatory fever dream of a giallo punctuated by some of the most astonishing set-pieces the sub-genre has to offer. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary by filmmaker and Argento expert Thomas Rostock; introduction to the film by Claudio Simonetti of Goblin; "Profondo Giallo," a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie featuring an in-depth appreciation of "Deep Red," its themes and its legacy; "Rosso Recollections: Dario Argento’s Deep Genius" on the creation of a giallo masterpiece; "The Lady in Red": "Daria Nicolodi Remembers Profondo Rosso
Music to Murder For! Claudio Simonetti on Deep Red"; "Profondo Rosso: From Celluloid to Shop" tour of the Profondo Rosso shop in Rome with long time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi; Italian theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranck. (The English audio track has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost. As such, these sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.) (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
Found Footage 3D
(2016) Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O'Brien. When he's hired to document the behind-the-scenes action of the ultra-low-budget horror movie Spectre of Death ("the first 3D found-footage horror film"), an aspiring filmmaker packs up his camera and travels with the film's crew to a creepy cabin in the woods. But, when the fictional evil presence from their film begins appearing in his behind-the-scenes footage, he has to figure out how to stop it before it finds its way into the real world.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Outtakes, deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds Commentary with director Steven DeGennaro; commentary with producers Scott Weinberg, Randi Ludwig & Charles Mulford; extended scenes; "Found Footage 3D Trailer." (Shudder).
(2017) Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Martin Freeman. A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Goodman has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His skepticism is tested, however, when he receives a case file on three chilling and inexplicable incidents: a night watchman haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker visited by the spirit of his unborn child. Even more disturbing is that each of these macabre stories seems to have a sinister connection to Professor Goodman’s own life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (IFC Midnight/Scream Factory).
Godard Mon Amour
(2017 -- French) Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Micha Lescot, Grégory Gadebois, Romain Goupil. Paris, 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the maker of "A bout de souffle", "Le Mépris" and "Pierrot le fou", idolized by critics and intellectuals, is shifting from revolutionizing cinema to becoming a revolutionary tout court. Isn't he shooting "La Chinoise", more a political tract in favor of Maoism than an actual movie? His female star is Anne Wiazemsky, writer François Mauriac's granddaughter, sixteen years his junior. Anne and Jean-Luc have been dating since 1966 and they marry this very year. She admires Jean-Luc's originality, intelligence, wit and boldness while he loves Anne's freshness and - admiration of him. But May 1968 puts their marriage to the test. Godard, who is more and more involved in the revolution, indeed becomes less and less available to his young wife, which does not prevent him from acting jealous. It also looks as if the genius is losing his sense of humor. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray.
(Cohen Media Group).
The Goldbergs: Season 5
(2017-18) Three-disc set with all 22 episodes. Season 5 continues to focus on the Goldberg family dynamic while also drawing on popular pop culture from the iconic decade. With camera in hand, young Adam continues to capture all of the craziness with hilarious homages to ‘80s favorites like "Flashdance," "Weird Science," “The Golden Girls” and QVC. Formats: DVD. Extras: gag reel, deleted scenes. (Sony).
Hawaii Five-0: The Eighth Season
(2017-18) Six-disc set with all 25 episodes. A contemporary take on the classic series about an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands' sun-drenched beaches. Returning to Hawaii to head up the new team after some persuasion -- from Hawaii's former governor is Detective Steve McGarrett (Alex -O'Loughlin), a decorated Naval officer turned cop. His rules: no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest "game" in town. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Shoreline: Season 8" look back at the highlights with the cast, writers, producers and crew; "Directing With Alex O'Loughlin"; "Meet the Rookies"; "Animated Cargument" unused animated sequence created for the series premeire; deleted and extended scenes; gag reel. (CBS/Paramount).
(2018) Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd. After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets. Read more about "Hereditary" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, “Cursed: The True Nature of Hereditary” featurette, “Evil in Miniature” photo gallery. (Lionsgate).
Lake Placid: Legacy
(2018) Katherine Barrell, Tim Rozon, Joe Pantoliano, Sai Bennett. Sixth installment of the popular franchise. When a group of young explorers venture to a mysterious lake, they discover an island harboring an abandoned lab facility with a horrific legacy: the island is home to a deadly predator. Before they can turn back, the crew gets dragged into a battle for their lives -- former enemies will quickly need to put their egos aside and work together if there is any hope for survival. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sony).
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Sixth Season
(1972-73) Six-disc set with 24 episodes of the final season. By the time "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" signed off the air on March 12, 1973 with 140 trailblazing episodes across six seasons, the show had become a cultural touchstone without peer. Broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank, "Laugh-In" was hosted by straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin, who led a gaggle of goofballs through a rapid-fire assault of one-liners, skits, bits and non sequiturs that left viewers in hysterics and disbelief. Anything and anyone in the public eye was a target. Political correctness? Forget it! The series received a makeover in its final season with new cast members including comedian Patti Deutsch, folksy singer-comedian Jud Strunk, ventriloquist act Willie Tyler & Lester and giddy Goldie Hawn look-alike Sarah Kennedy, a new set, a bevy of new Downtown Beauties, and the show's musical director Ian Bernard and His Band playing live during some of the party scenes. Guests included Steve Allen, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, James Caan, Johnny Carson, William Conrad, Howard Cosell, Sammy Davis Jr., Dom DeLuise, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Sandy Duncan, Nanette Fabray, James Farentino, Robert Goulet, Jack Klugman, Michael Landon, Steve Lawrence, Rich Little, Don Rickles, Vin Scully, Mark Spitz, Sally Struthers, John Wayne and Henny Youngman.
Formats: DVD. (Time Life).
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).
Sid Caesar: The Works
Without Sid Caesar, comedy would have been a lot less funny. In 1949, television was an infant technology. No one knew how long or whether it was going to last at all. A 27-year-old Broadway star, along with a team of writers and performers who would become legendary, including Imogene Coca, Nanette Fabray, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon, and Woody Allen, revolutionized sketch comedy by telling stories rooted in the human condition. They redefined television sketch comedy, and paved the way for generations to follow; Caesar's influence reverberating throughout "Saturday Night Live" (he hosted the show in 1983 and was named an honorary cast member), Reiner’s inspiration for "The Dick Van Dyke Show," Brooksfilms’ "My Favorite Year" and Neal Simon’s Broadway hit "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," to name a few examples. The five-DVD set, spanning 1950 to 2014, contains over 11 hours of fan favorites and previously unreleased material, as well as a 20-page book of history, rare photos, and notes, and many interviews and extras, including the 2014 Paley Center for Media Tribute Program with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Billy Crystal. The set begins with "The Admiral Broadway Review," through "Your Shows of Shows" and "Caesar’s Hour." It contains the first-time DVD release of the feature film "Ten From Your Show of Shows," the Emmy-winning 1967 "CBS Reunion Special," the "Chevy Show" and a rare 1983 episode of "A&E’s Nightcap," featuring Studs Terkel and Calvin Trillin in conversation with Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
Silicon Valley: The Complete Fifth Season
(2018) Single-disc set with all eight episodes. Finally on the brink of success, Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) and the Pied Piper team return from the fourth season’s chaos. But with more money, inevitably, comes more problems. While Richard struggles to be a leader and play with the big dogs, the rest of the team adjusts to new faces, new digs and new anxieties. Always looming is Hooli rival Gavin Belson, who has returned to power but finds the threat of Pied Piper, and its boldness, hard to shake. Continuing to mine the over-the-top world of Silicon Valley for humor and poignancy, this season sees Pied Piper facing higher stakes, greater competition and even more opportunities to screw it all up. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Season Four recap. (HBO).
Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season
(2017-18) Four-disc set with all 23 episodes. Last season, the Winchesters were reunited with their resurrected mother, Mary, who joined forces with the British Men of Letters. But things turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil was expecting a child with a human mother. In Season Thirteen, Sam and Dean find themselves facing Lucifer’s offspring, a creature of almost unimaginable power - one that could save the world... or destroy it. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Mystery Mash-Up: The Making of Scoobynatural," "Into The Apocalypse: A World Without the Winchesters," "The Winchester Mythology: Rise of the Nephilim," "Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son" performance at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, Supernatural: 2017 Comic-Con Panel, audio commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reel.
This Is Our Land
(2017 -- France) Émilie Dequenne, André Dussollier, Guillaume Gouix, Catherine Jacob. Marine Le Pen was defeated in the French election that brought Emmanuel Macron to power, but her far right-wing party, with its nationalist, anti-immigrant platform, lives on to feed the fear and resentment that begot Donald Trump’s election. This is a fictionalized story of an attractive working-class single mother in the North of France who naively agrees to run for mayor, representing the Patriotic Bloc. With the help of the charming town’s esteemed physician and the blonde-bobbed leader who never met an angry crowd she couldn’t make angrier, the Populists’ rhetoric seizes control of the minds of the electorate. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).
(2017) Rossif Sutherland, Robert Stadlober, Charlie Carrick. A highly contagious biological weapon, created by German forces in WWI, is discovered by Allied troops as they explore an abandoned underground bunker. Realizing they need to contain and destroy the threat, their mission becomes a fight for survival when one of their own is infected by the deadly parasite and begins to violently attack them. The soldiers now need to not only save themselves, but must stop the outbreak before it spreads to the rest of the world. Formats: DVD, Digital. (RLJE Films).
Truth or Dare
(2017) Cassie Scerbo, Brytni Sarpy, Mason Dye, Harvey Guillen, Luke Baines, Ricardo Hoyos, Heather Langenkamp. Eight college friends head to a "Haunted Rental" in a remote town for Halloween weekend where they play the game rumored to have caused the deaths of seven teenagers decades earlier -- Truth or Dare. And what starts out as vodka-induced fun quickly turns serious when the dares become sickeningly dangerous and the truths threaten to tear the group apart. When players attempt to refuse the increasingly challenging tasks, they're met with deadly consequences. Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).
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).
(2016 -- Ireland) Experience a year in the life of a surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. Set against the backdrop of Ireland's stunning west coast, this documentary -- at times intimate, at times epic -- embeds itself within Irish surf town Lahinch's passionate surfing community. Following this dedicated group of diehards who want their local waves to be known around the world, this observational documentary combines exhilarating footage with insightful, moving and often humorous portraits of the ocean-going natives of County Clare. Features some of the best surfers on the Emerald Isle, with a cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian. Formats: DVD. (Film Movement).
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).
(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).
(2017) Leon Vitali was a rising British television actor when Stanley Kubrick picked him for the role of Lord Bullingdon in "Barry Lyndon." That first encounter with the famed auteur proved decisive -- he swiftly resolved to devote the rest of his life working for the director, this time behind the scenes, and took on just about every job available: casting director, acting coach, location scout, sound engineer, color corrector, A.D., promoter, and eventually restorer of Kubrick's films. Tony Zierra's affecting documentary enthusiastically recounts Vitali's days with the notoriously meticulous, volatile and obsessive director. The experiences brought both tremendous sacrifice and glowing pride. "Filmworker" celebrates the invisible hands that shape masterpieces, reminding us that behind every great director, there is a Leon Vitali. Formats: DVD. Extras: Q&A with Leon Vitali and director Tony Zierra, trailer. (Kino Lorber).
(2016 -- Australia) Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, David Gulpilil, Cheng Pei-Pei. A noir thriller set in the Outback. Indigenous Detective Jay Swan (Pedersen) arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple investigation opens a web of crime, corruption, trampling of indigenous people's land rights, and human trafficking. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh (Russell), so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray.
(2017 -- France) Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Iris Bry, Cyril Descours, Gilbert Bonneau, Olivier Rabourdin, Nicolas Giraud. The story of the Paridier family and their farm in the French countryside, where life revolves around everyday chores that service the farm's seasonal cycle of planting and harvesting. With the breakout of World War I in 1915, the women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of family matriarch Hortense (Nathalie Baye), must grapple with the workload while the men, including Hortense's two sons, are at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan Francine (Iris Bry), to help her daughter, Solange (Laura Smet, Baye's real-life daughter). New tools and technology allow the women to triumph over the land and newfound independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred, especially when the men return on short leaves. Regardless, it is the Paridier women who are the "guardians" of their land and its traditions. Adapted from Ernest Pérochon’s 1924 novel.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD. Extras: Q&As with director Xavier Beauvois, cinematographer Caroline Champetier, and actor Nicolas Giraud; interview with Champetier; music and casting featurettes; alternate ending; collector’s booklet featuring an interview with Beauvois and a critical essay.
(Music Box Films).
(2013 -- Columbia) What do you get when you cross a dispossessed drug dealer, his derelict companions, a "warrior" who talks to spirits, a virgin prostitute and the gritty underbelly of Medellín? You get "Mambo Cool," the debut feature documentary from anthropologist-cum-filmmaker Chris Gude. Confronting displacement, sickness, and cultural decay in the back alleys of a claustrophobic city -- Medellin -- filled with hustle and bustle, these down-and-out denizens struggle to survive on their own terms in this experimental documentary blending fine-art cinematography by Jose Ignacio Pardo and Felipe Loaiza with melancholic street music by David Oquendo. With hypnotically naturalistic performances, meandering storylines infused with impromptu salsa music and addictive cinematography, Gude -- who fixed his gaze on the indigents in Medellín where he lived and worked for several years -- illuminates this gritty world by matchlight.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (IndiePix).
(2018) Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, James Corden. Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect all-female crew. Read more about "Ocean's 8" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "A Heist in Heels," "Ocean’s Team 3.0," "Reimagining the Met Gala," deleted scenes. (Warner).
Revolution: New Art for a New World
(2016 -- UK/Russia) A feature-length documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde movement. Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators and performers, as well as personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, this compelling documentary tells the stories of iconic artists such as Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich -- pioneers who flourished in response to the Utopian challenge of building a "New Art for a New World," only to be broken after 15 short years by Stalin's rise to power. Yet their inventive paintings, sculptures and posters miraculously survived and continue to exert a lasting influence to this day. Features paintings previously banned and unseen for decades.
Formats: DVD. Extras: Additional footage.
Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge
(2016) Directed by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney and Emmy-winner Blair Foster and narrated by Jeff Daniels, "Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge" chronicles the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture. This six-part HBO Documentary special offers the unique perspective of a celebrated magazine that always understood that rock ‘n’ roll was more than just music -- it was a cultural force that helped shape America and defined generations. An exhilarating visual and musical experience of the magazine’s history, the series features performances by a dazzling array of artists, including The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, The Sex Pistols, The Clash and Ice-T, and music from some of the cultural icons it heralded, including Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Fleetwood Mac and Chance the Rapper. In the process, it also showcases the superb, groundbreaking work of its writers, spotlighting Rolling Stone’s impact on society and providing an engrossing inside look at how the magazine helped shape the zeitgeist and has endured for a half-century.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Deleted scenes featuring extended interviews with Cameron Crowe, Ice-T, Gus Wenner, Jane Wenner, Janet Reitman, Matt Taibbi, and Victor Juhasz.
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).
(2018) Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott, Jennifer Morrison. Remix of the iconic film that defined a genre through its characters, look, sound and feel. Told through the artistic lens of visionary, Director X, this newest take is an action-packed film that follows Youngblood Priest [Trevor Jackson] as he attempts to achieve his “American Dream” all while redefining The Hustle. Read more about "Superfly" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Three featurettes: "Trap Talk: The Music," "Director X Scene Breakdown," "Superfly: The Remix"; Future’s “No Shame” music video featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR; "Making of No Shame music video." (Sony).
(2017) Welcome to Grey Gardens ... as you've never seen it before. Three years before Albert and David Maysles' landmark documentary introduced the world to Edith and Edie Beale -- the unforgettable mother and daughter (and Jackie O. relatives) living in a decaying dream world on Long Island -- renowned photographer Peter Beard chronicled life at their crumbling estate during the summer of 1972. For the first time, director Göran Olsson assembles this long-lost footage -- featuring glimpses of luminaries like Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger and Truman Capote -- into a one-of-a-kind family portrait bursting with the loving squabbles, quotable bon mots and impromptu musical numbers that would make Big and Little Edie beloved cultural icons.
The Tree of Life
(2011) Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer limits of time and space. Reaching back to the dawn of creation, Malick sets a story of boyhood memories on a universal scale, charting the coming of age of an awestruck child (newcomer Hunter McCracken) in Texas in the 1950s, as he learns to navigate the extremes of nature and grace represented by his bitter, often tyrannical father (Brad Pitt) and his ethereal, nurturing mother (Jessica Chastain, in her breakout role). Shot with nimble attention to life's most fleeting moments by Emmanuel Lubezki, the Palme d'Or-winning "The Tree of Life" marks the intimately personal, cosmically ambitious culmination of Malick's singular approach to filmmaking. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. New extended version of the film featuring an additional 50 minutes of footage. Extras: "Exploring The Tree of Life," a 2011 documentary featuring collaborators and admirers of Malick's, including filmmakers David Fincher and Christopher Nolan; new interviews with actor Jessica Chastain and visual-effects supervisor Dan Glass; interview from 2011 with composer Alexandre Desplat about the film, and a new interview with music critic Alex Ross about Malick's approach to music; video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz; trailer; an essay by critic Kent Jones and a 2011 piece on the film by critic Roger Ebert; conversation from 2011 between Lubezki and American Society of Cinematographers president Stephen Lighthill. (The Criterion Collection).
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. (Lionsgate).
(2016-17) Three-disc set. Through riveting interviews and real-life footage, this collection reopens the files of seven sensational cases that captivated the nation. Explore the mysteries of Casey Anthony, Scott Peterson, JonBenét Ramsey, Jodi Arias, Chandra Levy, and Natalie Wood in this compelling set that delivers stunning revelations from beginning to end. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
(2017) Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Forster. Samuel Alabaster (Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Wasikowska). As his group traverses the West, not everything goes quite as planned, and the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain, and damsel. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
(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).
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
(2018 -- South Korea) Wi Ha-Jun, Park Sung-Hun, Lee Seung-Wook, Oh Ah-Yeon, Park Ji-Hyun, Yoo Je-Yoon. Based on the local legends and stories of people who’ve visited the real-life abandoned hospital, this horror thriller follows the crew of a horror web show who plan to stream live from inside the asylum. To attract more viewers, the show’s host arranges some scares for the team, but as they move further into the nightmarish old building, they begin to encounter much more than expected. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (Well Go USA).
The Hired Hand
(1971) Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Verna Bloom. Having been at the forefront of America's here-and-now with "Easy Rider" and the counterculture movies of Roger Corman, Peter Fonda retreated to the past and the American West for his directorial debut. Fonda plays Harry, a man who deserted his wife and child to explore the wide-open plains with his best friend Archie (Oates). "Tired of the life" he decides to finally return home in order to rekindle his marriage and reacquaint himself with his daughter. Scripted by Alan Sharp, shot by Vilmos Zsigmond and with a standout score by folk musician Bruce Langhorne, "The Hired Hand" is a beautiful, elegiac picture that ranks alongside "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" as one of the finest Westerns the seventies had to offer. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by actor-director Peter Fonda; "The Return of The Hired Hand," a 2003 documentary containing interviews with Fonda, cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, composer Bruce Langhorne, actor Verna Bloom and others; deleted scenes; interview with Martin Scorsese; "Warren Oates and Peter Fonda at the National Film Theatre," an audio recording of the actors’ appearance at the NFT in 1971; stills gallery; trailers;
TV spots; radio spots; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips. (Arrow Academy).
Horrors of Malformed Men
(1968 -- Japan) Cult director Teruo Ishii presents a nightmarish, hallucinogenic tale drawn from the feverish pen of Japan's celebrated pioneer ofero-guro ("erotic grotesque") literature, Edogawa Rampo. Medical student Hirosuke Hitomi slips out of the asylum in which he has been wrongfully confined and stealthily assumes the identity of a recently deceased nobleman with whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. Hirosuke eases his way into the nobleman's household and his dead double's marital bed. But as long-repressed memories begin to bubble to the surface, he soon finds himself drawn to a remote isle where he is confronted by a mad scientist and his malformed men, and discovers the key that will unlock some long-suppressed mysteries of his own. A dark labyrinth of the monstrous and perverse that fuses mystery and horror while incorporating motifs from a myriad of Rampo's tales, "Horrors of Malformed Men" boasts astonishing carnivalesque art design and haunting performances. Withdrawn from cinemas by its own studio after its original scandalous release nearly 50 years ago, the film is among the very best screen interpretations of the author's macabre brand of horror-fantasy fiction, and a unique oddity of Japanese cult cinema. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Two audio commentaries by Japanese cinema experts Tom Mes and Mark Schilling; "Malformed Movies," a new video interview with Toei exploitation movie screenwriter Masahiro Kakefuda; "Malformed Memories": filmmakers Shinya Tsukamoto and Minoru Kawasaki on the career of director Teruo Ishii; "Ishii in Italia": Ishii and Mark Schilling visit the Far East Film Festival; poster gallery; theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Dan Mumford; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp, Tom Mes and Grady Hendrix. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
(2018) It's been three years since theme park and luxury resort, Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Read more about "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo. VOD, Digital. Extras: "On Set with Chris & Bryce"; "Birth of the Indoraptor"; "Death by Dino"; "Monster in a Mansion"; "Rooftop Showdown"; "Malcolm’s Return" behind the scenes with Jeff Goldblum; "VFX Evolved"; "Fallen Kingdom: The Conversation"; "A Song for the Kingdom": Justice Smith sings for the cast and crew; Chris Pratt’s Jurassic Journals; "Jurassic Then and Now": Key moments from the Jurassic saga that tie into "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." Blu-ray adds "The Kingdom Evolves" in which the filmmakers discuss how the second chapter in the "Jurassic World" trilogy pushes the franchise in a new direction; "Return to Hawaii"; "Island Action": "Aboard the Arcadia"; "Start the Bidding!" behind-the-scenes look at the auction scene.
The Looming Tower
(2018) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes of the Hulu series that chronicles the events that led to the deadliest terrorist attacks ever to take place on American soil. The series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how at the time, the FBI and the CIA may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New
York and Alec Station in Washington D.C., the counter terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information. Adapted from the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Lawrence Wright. Stars Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Tahar Rahim, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bill Camp, Wrenn Schmidt.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Across Three Continents: Creating The Looming Tower" featurette; "Ali Soufan: In His Own Words" featurette; "The Looming Tower: Divided We Fail" featurette;
"The Complexities of Character" featurette; audio commentaries on the pilot and finale episodes.
(2018) Leven Rambin, Jim Parrack, Taylor John-Smith, Landon Edwards. Army veteran Fern suffering from PTSD returns home to the Ozarks to look for her estranged brother, only to discover an abandoned boy lurking in the woods behind her childhood home. After taking in the boy, she searches for clues to his identity, and discovers the local folklore about a malevolent, life-draining spirit that comes in the form of a child; the Tatterdemalion. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
Madam Secretary: Season Four
(2017-18) Six-disc set with 22 episodes. It's never politics as usual for Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni). In Season 4, McCord faces everything from international issues to personal upheavals. Whether she's being accused of murdering a foreign diplomat, trying to contain a smallpox outbreak, or sending her daughter off to college, there's no crisis she can t handle. Her husband, CIA Agent Henry (Tim Daly), stirs controversy by recruiting a former member of the Russian military to work for the Agency. She continues to advise President Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine), even as she goes toe-to-toe with the White House Chief of Staff Russell Jackson (Zeljko Ivanek). Navigating the complicated twists and turns of the D.C. machine gets even more challenging when loyal State Department insider Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth) decides to retire. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes. (CBS/Paramount).
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).
(2016) The story of an Auschwitz survivor who spent her life fighting intolerance. Born in Poland, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant survived Ravensbruck, Malchow and Auschwitz, where she was the forced translator for the "Angel of Death," Josef Mengele. Maryla dedicated her life after the war to publicly speaking about her survival to younger generations. Directed by her 25-year-old granddaughter, "Nana" documents Serena's journey with her mother Alice as they retrace her grandmother's story. They explore how Maryla's outspoken activism continues today, in a world where survivors are disappearing, and intolerance, racism and antisemitism are on the rise. Formats: DVD, Digital. (First Run Features).
Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1994) A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm. The Tall Man is back with a vengeance. Fifteen years after the original horror classic, writer-director Don Coscarelli reunites brothers Mike and Jody to help their friend Reggie destroy The Tall Man (Scrimm) once and for all. Is the ultimate of evil any match for a bald, former ice cream vendor with a 70 Hemicuda and a four-barrel shotgun? An insane sequel packed with violence and gore galore that takes the Phantasm series to a whole new dimension. Extras: Commentary with A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm, featurette: “Phantasm III: Behind-the-Scenes,” deleted scene, trailer. (Well Go USA).
Phantasm IV: Oblivion BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1996) Mike (A. Michael Baldwin) has once again escaped from the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) who had begun to transform him. Leaving Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and his spherical brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), he travels through various dimensions and time in order to discover more about his nemesis and find out what really happened the night his brother died. Extras: Commentary with director Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm, featurette: “Phantasm IV: Behind-The-Scenes,” trailer. (Well Go USA).
The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volume 3 (1968-69)
This collection includes 22 Pink Panther cartoon from 1968 to 1969. By the end of the 1960s, The Pink Panther had achieved the status of iconic cartoon character, and the cosmopolitan cat left his big-city habitat and began crossing into more universal comedy settings: a military base ("G.I. Pink"), caveman times ("Prehistoric Pink" and "Extinct Pink") and Olde England ("Pink Valiant" and "Pinkcome Tax"). But the panther never completely changed his stripes. In color-splashed urban landscapes (a hallmark of the DePatie-Freleng studios), the sublime feline continued to engage in duels of wits-with the establishment "Little Man" as well as the occasional inanimate object (a cuckoo clock in "In The Pink of the Night"). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, cartoon writer William Hohauser and animator Mike Kazaleh; "Behind the Feline: The Cartoon Phenomenon." (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
The Pyjama Girl Case
(1977) Ray Milland, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michele Placido, Howard Ross. Throughout the late 1960s and into the 70s, the Italian giallo movement transported viewers to the far corners of the globe, from swinging San Francisco to Soviet-occupied Prague. Only one, however, brought the genre's unique brand of bloody mayhem as far as Australia: director Flavio Mogherini's tragic and poetic "The Pyjama Girl Case." The body of a young woman is found on the beach, shot in the head, burned to hide her identity and dressed in distinctive yellow pyjamas. With the Sydney police stumped, former Inspector Timpson (Milland) comes out of retirement to crack the case. Treading where the "real" detectives can't, Timpson doggedly pieces together the sad story of Dutch immigrant Glenda Blythe (Di Lazzaro) and the unhappy chain of events that led to her grisly demise. Inspired by the real-life case which baffled the Australian police and continues to spark controversy and unanswered questions to this day, "The Pyjama Girl Case" is a uniquely haunting latter-day giallo from the tail end of the genre's boom period. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of "So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films"; new video interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie on the internationalism of the giallo; new video interview with actor Howard Ross; new video interview with editor Alberto Tagliavia; archival interview with composer Riz Ortolani; image gallery; Italian theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concert: Encore
(2018) Available for the first time at retail on any format, the Four Hall of Fame Ceremonies featured (2010-2013) include 44 iconic performances from inductees such as Genesis, The Stooges, The Hollies, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Leon Russell, Darlene Love, Freddie King, Donovan, Small Faces/Faces, Heart, rare artist collaborations and more. Each year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music's pioneering figures during a prestigious black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it's these singular induction ceremonies-featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the 60s, 70s and 80s-that have become nearly as epic as the artists they celebrate. Highlights include Alice Cooper ripping into ferocious versions of "Eighteen" and "Under My Wheels" before closing the set with Rob Zombie on "School's Out," "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" Donovan is joined onstage by John Mellencamp for a chilling performance of "Season of the Witch," complete HOF induction speeches including Don Henley inducting Randy Newman, Neil Young inducting Tom Waits and many more. Formats: Four-disc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray Due Sept. 21 (Time Life).
(2018) Donny Richmond, Jenn Gotzon, Jim Chandler, Henry Cho, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Victoria Jackson. In this gospel-driven drama, poor Faith is ready to give up hope. Her struggling small-town theater is about to get foreclosed by the bank -- when her charming Uncle Donny convinces his famous friends to play live and save the business. But when a local developer decides to sabotage the concert, it’ll take a miracle to make the show go on.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Making Saving Faith” featurette, “Not Alone” music video by Jimmy DeTalente and The Electric Revival, outtakes. (Lionsgate).
Scream for Help BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1984) Rachael Kelly, Marie Masters, David Allen Brooks. Terror invades an upper-class New York community as 17-year old Christie Cromwell cleverly uncovers her stepfather’s horrifying plot to murder her wealthy mother. She’s on to him, yet no one will believe her because she’s just a kid: smart, imaginative, maybe she’s just taken a crazy idea to the limit. Suspense builds when a series of shocking events confirms her worst fears. Alone, afraid and helpless, terrified Christie and her mother are held prisoner in their own home at the mercy of ruthless killers. New 2K scan from the original film elements. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by the Hysteria Lives, new "Cruel Intentions" interview with writer Tom Holland, new "Stepfather of the Year" interview with actor David Allen Brooks, theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory).
(2018) Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Dmitry Chepovetsky, James Gracie, Eugene Lipinski. In Russia to sell rare jewels to a businessman with underworld connections, U.S. diamond merchant Lucas Hill (Reeves) falls into a torrid affair with Katya (Ana Ularu), a local café owner. When the deal suddenly goes south, Lucas and Katya are caught in a deadly crossfire between the buyer and Russian agents, as Lucas takes up arms in a furious fight to save Katya and himself. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Passion and Intrigue: Bringing Siberia to Life” featurette. (Lionsgate).
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation
(1999) When Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs met at Columbia University in the 1940s, they spawned a movement, then called the Beats, that set precedents for the political, hippie and spiritual movements of the 1960s and 70s. This comprehensive portrait of the Beat Generation includes interviews with virtually every surviving figure from this period. Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper and John Turturro perform dramatized readings of works by Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg. The Source is the definitive film portrait of the Beat Generation and the countercultural movements that followed, directed with flair by Academy Award- winner Chuck Workman.
Formats: DVD. (Kino Lorber).
Supergirl: The Complete Third Season
(2017-18) All 23 episodes. In Season Three, Kara Danvers grapples with the sacrifices she’s made personally while saving National City as Supergirl. She even considers covering up her human identity altogether. As Kara struggles with her path forward, she continues to work with Hank Henshaw and her sister, Alex, at the Department of Extranormal Operations to battle all threats to National City, including new villains Morgan Edge, and the “Worldkiller,” known as Reign.
Formats: Five-disc DVD, four=-disc Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2017; "Inside the Crossover: Crisis on Earth-X"; "She Will Reign!" featurette; gag reel; deleted scenes.
(2018) Denise Richards, Mischa Barton, Jeff Denton, Brian Nagel. Jennifer (Richards) and her family go on a summer road trip in a used RV with her husband's estranged father and brother. Along the way, they find Samantha (Barton) and her brother, broken down on the side of the highway. After driving into the middle of nowhere, the RV takes on a mind of its own, crashing and stranding them in the scorching and isolated desert. Little by little, the unsuspecting group of travelers is blindsided by the terrible secrets within the walls of the RV and find themselves fighting to survive. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital.
(Skyline Entertainment/Uncork'd Entertainment).
The X-Files Season 11
(2018) The next chapter of "The –X-Files" is a three-disc, 10-episode installment of the classic, mind-bending series. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, investigating unsolved cases rife with government conspiracies, unexplainable mysteries, and alien cover-ups. Mulder and Scully’s pursuit of the truth continues with a search for their long-lost son, William. But they aren’t the only ones looking for him; dark forces gather, and the very fate of the world could be at stake. One thing is certain: secrets will be revealed… and the truth may finally be within reach. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Gag reel, "Conversation on the Fox Lot," "The Scully Effect," "Green Production," commentary on “Kitten,” commentary on “My Struggle IV." Blu-ray adds "Solve for X: Constructing Season 11," "Implanted Memories: 25 Years of The X-Files." (Fox).
(2018) Du-Shaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall, Keon Motakhaveri, Tetona Jackson, Erica Klein, Heather Morris. Teen dance drama about a young hip hop artist who's rejected by his old dance crew for heading off to college before a major competition. As result, he assembles his own ragtag crew -- a break-dancer, a performance artist, a Bhangra dancer, an animator, a ballerina, and a ballroom dance mom -- to face off against his former friends. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes EPK interviews with cast and crew, dance rehearsal montage, trailer. (Shout! Factory).
(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).
Best F(r)iends: Volume One
(2018) Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero, the stars of the cult classic phenomenon "The Room" -- the inspiration behind the Academy Award-nominated "The Disaster Artist" -- return to the screen after 15 years in this black comedy/ When an unlikely business partnership forms between a drifter (Sestero) and a quirky mortician (Wiseau), paranoia soon develops and both men are forced to come to terms with the fragility of friendship and loyalty. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: (Lionsgate).
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."
(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.
Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1983-97) Twelve-disc set with all 96 episodes, remastered in HD with lossless audio. Described by its legendary creator Jim Henson as “a high-energy, raucous musical romp,” "Fraggle Rock" stars a cast of puppet creatures called Fraggles, quirky cave-dwellers who live in an underground world alongside their industrious green neighbors, the Doozers, and a family of enormous Gorgs. The series follows the fun adventures of the furry subterranean creatures and features a unique mix of music from all genres including folk, blues, gospel, country and rock, all while embracing themes of friendship, tolerance, diversity and caring for the planet. Extras: New "Fraggle Music Celebration" with sing-alongs for every episode; new "Life on Set: Moments with Jim Henson"; new 1993 “The Today Show” Segment featuring Uncle Travelling Matt; "Down at Fraggle Rock: Behind the Scenes"; Fraggle Songs & Doozer music; interviews with Fraggle Rock creators and puppeteers; Seasons 2, 3 and 4 overviews; "Docs and Sprockets"; “All Around the World” music video; 20 "Travelling Matt" segments; special tribute to Jerry Juhl; "Scared Silly: Art Imitating Life"; production design featurette; "Electro-Mechanical Puppetry"; "Doozer Design"; "How the Trash Heap Came to Be"; "Gorg Design"; interviews with Michael Frith, Kathy Mullen and Gerry Parkes; HBO promos; "You Cannot Leave the Magic": Excerpts from the last day of shooting; "Dance Your Cares Away: The Evolution of the Theme Song"; "The Inner Gorg": An Interview with the performers inside the costumes; "Designing the Puppets" interview with the puppet makers; all 13 Episodes of "Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series"; much much more. (Sony).
Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series
(1986) "Fraggle Rock" gets animated. The fun-loving Fraggles -- Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and all their friends -- explore new horizons, frolicking about in the wondrous maze of colorful caverns that make up the fantastic, fairy-tale landscape that the Fraggles call home. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, character galleries, opening scene storyboards. (Sony).
(2018) John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Chris Mulkey, Spencer Lofranco. Biographical crime-thriller follows infamous crime boss John Gotti's (Travolta) rise to become the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Spanning three decades, and recounted by his son John Jr. (Lofranco), Gotti examines Gotti's tumultuous life as he and his wife (Preston) attempt to hold the family together amid tragedy and multiple prison sentences. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital.
Hot Summer Nights
(2018) Timothée Chalamet, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Maia Mitchell, William Fichtner, Thomas Jane . A likable but socially awkward high school graduate finds confidence -- and trouble -- when he spends the summer dealing marijuana with the local bad boy and beginning a secret romance with his new partner’s younger sister.
Formats: DVD. Extras: “Don't Be Boring: Making Hot Summer Nights” featurette, commentary with writer-director Elijah Bynum and actor Emory Cohen.
Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town
(2018) Mackenzie Davis, Alia Shawkat, Haley Joel Osment, Carrie Coon, Alex Russell. A charmingly profane indie dramedy and a delightfully chaotic look at Los Angeles. Riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess Izzy wakes up hungover AF to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend tonight at a bougie party across town. Enraged and desperate, Izzy embarks on a frenetic quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny ... before it’s too late. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with writer-director Christian Papierniak and director of photography Alexandre Naufel, behind-the-scenes featurette “A Look at the Making of Izzy” featuring interviews with the cast and crew, deleted scenes, theatrical trailer. (Shout! Studios).
(2018) Buckle up for the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen ("Black Caesar," "It’s Alive," "Q: The Winged Serpent," "The Stuff"). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide. Formats: Blu-ray, VOD. (Dark Star Pictures).
(2018) Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen. When a fleet of spaceships cover the sky in darkness and invade Earth, a small group of civilians band together to fight off their attackers to save their lives along with all of humanity. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
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).
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).
(2018) Lala Kent, Shea Buckner, Dylan Sprayberry, Natali Yura, Mia Frampton, Jennifer Titus, Colin Egglesfield, Randy Couture. The anxiety of rush week turns into sheer terror when sisters of a sorority are slain -- and turned into dolls -- by a serial killer. New pledge Riley (Kent) and her best friend, Becks (Frampton), must endure late-night hazing rituals as the murderer watches and waits. Can Riley uncover the terrible secret shared by her cop father (Couture) and deceased mother, a former Phi Lambda sister, before becoming a victim herself?
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Making The Row” featurette, director’s Commentary, trailer gallery. (Lionsgate).
(2018) Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy. Based on the play by renowned Russian author Anton Chekhov. One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.
Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Tribeca cast & crew red carpet and post-screening Q & A with director Michael Mayer, Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy and screenwriter Stephen Karam; City Cinemas Q&A with Michael Mayer and Annette Bening. (Sony).
Solo: A Star Wars Story
(2018) Dir.: Ron Howard; Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo. Backstory for Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) explores his first encounters with future friend and copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), as well as his adventure-filled past alongside fellow street thief Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and career criminal Beckett (Woody Harrelson). Read more about "Solo: A Star Wars Story" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: "Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable"; "Team Chewie"; "Kasdan on Kasdan": Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan in conversation; "Remaking the Millennium Falcon"; "Escape from Corellia"; "The Train Heist"; "Becoming a Droid: L3-37"; "Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso"; "Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run." (Disney).
(2018) Kyrie Irving, Nick Kroll, Shaquille O'Neal, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Erica Ash, Maiya Boyd, Ashton Tyler, Crystal Lee Brown, Elijah Everett, Terence Rosemore, Jamel Chambers, Lisa Leslie, Melinda Russell, Reggie Miller, Josh Henry. A young team owner and Uncle Drew (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) round up Drew's old basketball squad to prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. Read more about "Uncle Drew" in the September Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Youngbloods of Comedy” featurette, “Bucket Seats & Boom Boom Rooms: Uncle Drew’s Van” featurette. Blu-ray adds "DEAR DREW" animated short, seven deleted scenes, “Who is Uncle Drew? The Making of a Basketball Icon” featurette, enhanced audio commentary with director Charles Stone III. (Lionsgate).
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