(2017) Alanna Masterson, George Byrne. A couple on a weekend getaway to a cabin in the woods starts out as a romantic weekend but turns into a nightmare when they discover they are being watched by the cabin’s voyeuristic owner. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
The Beverly Hillbillies: The Official Fifth Season
(1966-67 ) Four-disc set with all 30 episodes, digitally remastered. Starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr., Raymond Bailey and Nancy Kulp ("The Love Boat"). The Clampett family, the Beverly Hillbillies, are the ultimate fish-out-of-water. After unexpectedly striking rich in oil, the newfound millionaires move from their backwoods mountain cabin to the upscale neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Despite their culture shock, the hilarious Clampett family tries their best to fit in among their affluent neighbors by living a lavish lifestyle while still retaining their mountain-grown values and essential decency. Two of the season's best plotlines are characteristically manifested in story arcs, spread out over several successive episodes. In the first, Jed is targeted for blackmail by a pair of slick con artists, played by Leon Ames and Gayle Hunnicutt. This is followed by a farcical escapade in which Granny forces a trained gorilla (actually a costumed stunt man) to take over the chores at the Clampett estate. The fifth season includes special appearances from John Wayne, Gloria Swanson, Robert Strauss and Ted Cassidy. Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).
The Catcher Was a Spy
(2018) Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti. The incredible true story of how a professional baseball player became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Moe Berg was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the U.S. government's wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi's chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher's mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. costar in this remarkable slice of forgotten history. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Paramount).
Confessions of a Young American Housewife / Sin in the Suburbs / Warm Nights Hot Pleasures
A pioneer of sexploitation cinema, American film director and screenwriter Joseph W. Sarno's (1921-2010) prolific career spans the evolution of the genre. "One of the true pioneers of celluloid erotica," he was also dubbed the "Chekov of soft-core" by The Village Voice. Film Movement Classics has partnered with Film Media and Something Weird to debut three new Sarno classics, remastered in HD and on Blu-ray for the very first time with the third installment in the Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect Series. Sarno first explored the dark side of the American dream in his 1964 drama "Sin in the Suburbs"; 10 years later, his return to this theme resulted in one of the most critically and commercially successful films of his career, "Confessions of a Young American Housewife" (1974). Presented with these two major works is Sarno's immediate follow-up to "Sin in the Suburbs", "Warm Nights Hot Pleasures" (1964). Read more here.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: On "Sin in the Suburbs": Commentary by Tim Lucas, commentary by Joe and Peggy Sarno, Michael Vraney and Frank Henenlotter; on "Confessions of a Young American Housewife": Commentary by Tim Lucas, mini-commentary by Joe Sarno; deleted scene.s (Film Movement).
DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis
(2018) The newest feature in the popular, groundbreaking universe celebrating young girls. It seems like an uneventful day at school until the powerful Book of Legends is suddenly stolen from Super Hero High. In order to uncover the mystery, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Bumblebee and the rest of the Super Crew must journey through the depths of the ocean to Atlantis. There, the girls encounter Mera and Siren, the ocean-dwelling thieves, who prove to be a formidable match. In order to recover the stolen tome and return it to its rightful place, DC Super Hero Girls must band together and use their collective powers to successfully get back to land…and back to class. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: “Super Hero High” TV special. (Warner).
Death Race: Beyond Anarchy -- Unrated and Unhinged
(2018) Zach McGowan, Danny Glover, Fred Koehler, Christine Marzano, Danny Trejo. The wildest, bloodiest, Death Race ever, the deadliest fururistic competition on wheels, where brutal fights and explosive car races abound. After a failed attack on inmate and legendary driver, Frankenstein, Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson (Zach McGowan) infiltrates a super-maximum federal prison with one goal -- enter the immoral and illegal Death Race and take Frankenstein down. Connor enlists the help of Baltimore Bob (Danny Glover) and Lists (Fred Koehler), and unexpectedly falls in love with bartending beauty, Jane (Christine Marzano). Connor will have to fight for more than his life in this brutal world of no guards, no rules, no track, and no fear.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Inside the Anarchy" featurette, "Time Served: Lists & Goldberg" with franchise veterans Fred Koehler and Danny Trejo, "On the Streets of Death Race: Beyond Anarchy" stunts featurette, commentary with director/co-writer Don Michael Paul and star Zach McGowan.
Death Race: 4-Movie Collection
Death Race is the brutal futuristic racing sport, where hardened criminals and smoking-hot navigators drive to survive or die trying. Packed with incredible stunts and brutal fight scenes. he collection includes "Death Race," "Death Race 2," "Death 3: Inferno" and "Death Race: Beyond Anarchy." Cast includes Jason Statham, Danny Glover, Tyrese Gibson, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames and Zach McGowan.
Formats: DVD. (Universal).
(2017) Scout Taylor-Compton, Olivia Luccardi, Lew Temple, Renee Olstead, Brock Kelly, Landry Allbrigh, George Finn. A wild animal attacks six medical students on a weekend hike in the woods. One by one, they become infected with a "feral disease", turning them into rabid, bloodthirsty creatures, and the vacation becomes a nightmare as they fight to survive each other. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (IFC Midnight/Scream Factory).
The First Purge
(2018) Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Mo McRae, Melonie Diaz, Chyna Layne, Patch Darragh, Marisa Tomei, Aaron V. Williamson. America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: any crime (including murder) can be committed for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given anyone who does. Thus The First Purge is created. Read more about "The First Purge" in the October Calendar.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scene; "A Radical Experiment" in which cast and filmmakers discuss how "The First Purge" expands on the themes of the franchise; "Bringing the Chaos" violence featurette; "The Masks of the First Purge." (Universal).
(2017) Clementine Poidatz, David Sakurai, Alicia Kapudag, Ali Aksoz, Defne Halman. Holly (Poidatz) has been haunted by a horrific childhood trauma for 20 years and struggles with vivid, disturbing nightmares that leave her detached and unable to live a normal life. When an old friend recommends Holly meet with charismatic cult leader Bruce O’Hara (Sakurai), she is led on a twisted journey of waking dreams that will begin to unravel the fabric of reality and reveal the truth about Holly’s family ... a terrifying destiny. (Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (RLJE Films).
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
(2017 -- France) Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Aline Charles, Elise Charles, Nicolas Leclaire. A weird, wild musical. France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc. Features a musical score by renowned death metal artist Igorrr (Gautier Serre) and dance sequences staged by world acclaimed choreographer Philippe Découflé (Lyon Opera Ballet, the Cirque du Soleil). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Film critic Olivier Père interviews filmmaker Bruno Dumont, deleted scenes, theatrical trailer. (Icarus Films).
(2017-- Venezuela) The Acclaimed debut from director Gustavo Rondón Córdova, the
first Venezuelan film to ever compete at Cannes Critic' Week, and Venezuela's official submission for Best Foreign-Language Film. Twelve-year-old Pedro roams the concrete jungle of Caracas with his friends, learning how to live by the law of the streets. His single father, Andrés, struggles to provide for his son, working multiple odd jobs in order to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. But when Pedro fatally injures another boy during an altercation, Andrés realizes they face imminent danger. Fearing retribution, the two flee the city and go into hiding, setting into motion a series of events that will bring father and son closer to each other than they have ever been before. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Bonus short film - "Les Misérables" (Directed by Ladj Ly, in French with English Subtitles): A trio of cops acting badly on their neighborhood patrol suddenly realize they are being watched. (Film Movement).
(2018) A riveting faux documentary that questions history in today's world of "fake news." "The Landing's" fascinating story ostensibly revisits Apollo 18 more than 25 years after the mission's controversial catastrophe that left two American astronauts dead and which marked the end of U.S. moon missions. A unique blend of perceived fact and fiction that demonstrates just how easy it is to be fooled, "The Landing" follows the feasible disaster and subsequent 20+ years of legal wrangling, as investigators take a disorienting look into what could be real ... Or is it? An extraordinary work of filmmaking that, in today's "fake news" environment, demonstrates how easy it is to fool the world. The story: In 1973, the United States manned space program experienced an extraordinary tragedy, an event that, despite its place as one of the most disturbing episodes of the "Space Race," was nevertheless all but ignored during the emerging Watergate scandal that ultimately claimed the presidency of President Richard M. Nixon. Returning from a successful lunar landing mission, NASA's Apollo 18 suffered a computer error that forced command module pilot Bo Cunningham to take the controls and fly the spacecraft to an emergency landing in the remote Taklamakan Desert of western China, far from the intended splashdown target in the Pacific Ocean. Thirty-six hours would pass before NASA located the spacecraft, by then the site of a national tragedy. What happened during the astronauts' time in the desert, the inquiry that followed and the mystery surrounding the event is the subject of "The Landing." (In reality, there were only 17 Apollo missions. Apollo 18 -- scheduled for February 1972 -- was scrubbed due to budget cuts.) Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Random Media).
Leave No Trace
(2018) Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. Takes audiences into the lives of war veteran Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) who have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray VOD, Digital. (Universal).
The Love Boat: Season Four - Volumes One and Two
(1980-81) Two four-disc sets with all 28 episodes. The anthology series follows crew members aboard the Pacific Princess Cruise Ship, including Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), Doc (Bernie Kopell), Gopher (Fred Grandy), Isaac the Bartender (Ted Lange) and Cruise Director Julie McCoy (Lauren Tewes).
Guest stars from the fourth season include Debbie Reynolds, Tom Hanks, David Cassidy, Ted Knight, Rue McClanahan, Connie Stevens, Zsa Zsa Gabor and many more.
Formats: DVD. Extras: Episode promos. (CBS/Paramount).
(2017 -- Germany) Susanne Sachse, Viva Ruiz, Kembra Pfahler. When an injured male leftist on the run discovers the remote stronghold of the Female Liberation Army -- a radical feminist terrorist group whose mission is to usher in a female world order -- one of the members takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. However, the man in the basement is just one of many secrets threatening to disrupt the FLA’s mission from within. Balancing sharp social commentary and salacious popcorn entertainment, iconic filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has created an experience that’s a blast to watch and just as much fun to dissect afterwards. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like
(2018) A celebrity-filled special that celebrates "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," the pioneering PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children’s television and beyond. Cast members from the groundbreaking series share their personal perspectives and insights in this new program, which pays tribute to television’s longest-running children’s series, still broadcast on many PBS stations today. The program also features interviews with numerous celebrities who have been influenced and inspired by Fred Rogers, a modest man who always said, “I am not a teacher, I simply help children learn.” Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
(2017 -- Germany) Julia Batelaan, Emma de Paauw, Joost Bolt, Annelies Appelhof. In a barren landscape ravished by war, a super-powered young woman, Molly, roams the violent post-apocalyptic landscape, armed only with a bow and arrow, to confront the dangers around her. When a sadistic ringmaster who runs an underground fight club hears of her supernatural abilities, he sends his sociopathic marauders to capture her and make her a star attraction in his cage fights. Meanwhile, Molly has discovered a young child living alone in the wasteland, waiting for the return of her parents, who are probably dead. Molly has to protect the child and fight off the marauders at the same time. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with co-directors Colinda Bongers and Thijs Meuwese, making-of featurette. (Artsploitation).
The Naked Prey
(1965) Glamorous leading man turned idiosyncratic auteur Cornel Wilde created in the 1960s and '70s a handful of gritty, violent explorations of the nature of man, none more memorable than "The Naked Prey." In the early 19th century, after an ivory-hunting safari offends a group of South African hunters, the colonialists are captured and hideously tortured. A lone marksman (Wilde) is released, without clothes or weapons, to be hunted for sport, and he begins a harrowing journey through savanna and jungle back to a primitive state. Distinguished by vivid widescreen camera work and unflinchingly ferocious action sequences, "The Naked Prey" is both a propulsive, stripped-to-the-bone narrative and a meditation on the concept of civilization.
Formats: Blu-ray Disc, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Audio commentary from 2007 by film scholar Stephen Prince; "John Colter's Escape," a 1913 written record of the trapper's flight from Blackfoot Indians -- which was the inspiration for "The Naked Prey" -- read by actor Paul Giamatti; original soundtrack cues created by director Cornel Wilde and ethnomusicologist Andrew Tracey, along with a written statement by Tracey on the score; trailer; an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson and a 1970 interview with Wilde. (The Criterion Collection).
The Night Stalker (Special Edition)
(1972) Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker, Claude Akins, Charles McGraw, Kent Smith, Elisha Cook Jr., Stanley Adams, Barry Atwater, Larry Linville. An investigative journalist takes a stab at the supernatural. This unforgettable first entry in the "Night Stalker" series introduced the world to the quirky reporter with a penchant for the paranormal and became one of the top-rated TV movies of all time. Investigating a series of Las Vegas murders, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) discovers that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of blood. Though Kolchak's outlandish theory about the murders gets him nowhere with the police, his initiative to apprehend the killer himself gets him into hot water ... with a modern-day vampire. New 4K restoration. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas, new interview with director John Llewellyn Moxey, new interview with composer Bob Cobert, "The Night Stalker: Dan Curtis Interview" featurette, limited edition booklet essay by film critic and author Simon Abrams, newly commissioned art by Sean Phillips. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
The Night Strangler (Special Edition)
(1973) Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Scott Brady, Jo Ann Pflug, John Carradine, Margaret Hamilton, Wally Cox, Al Lewis. Supernatural phenomena, baffling murders and offbeat humor mark this second "Night Stalker" offering with a great cast and suspense so palpable, it'll feel like a presence right there in the room with you. Surfacing in Seattle, Kolchak (McGavin) uncovers another maddening mystery: Every 21 years -- for the past century -- a serial killer commits a spree of murders, drains his victims' blood and then quietly disappears. But Kolchak is onto this monster and is about to discover a shocking underground lair ... an army of rotting corpses ... and the ageless madman behind it all. New 4K restoration. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas, new interview with composer Bob Cobert, "Directing The Night Strangler featurette, limited edition booklet essay by film critic and author Simon Abrams, newly commissioned art by Sean Phillips. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
No Postage Necessary
(2017) George Blagden, Charleene Closshey, Robbie Kay, Michael Beach, Raymond J. Barry. Wrong decisions seem apparent for Sam (Blagden), a convicted computer hacker, who is single, jaded and barred from using the Internet. Forced to crash on his brother's couch, he makes ends meet by working at the local Twistee Treat and stealing mail while disguised as a postal worker. Then, a single pink envelope changes everything. Handwritten by a heartsick Josie (Closshey) to her late husband and fallen Marine, the tender missive awakens something in Sam. Desperate to be worthy of such love, he conspires to meet the beautiful, young war widow, longing to become a better man. As the two grow closer, she warms to the idea of a new chance at love, but not before Sam's past comes knocking in the form of an FBI agent looking for missing bitcoins.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: “Talk About Love” music video featuring Charleene Closshey.Blu-ray adds a behind-the-scenes feaurette. (Two Roads Picture Co.).
Number One Fan
(2014 -- France) Sandrine Kiberlain, Laurent Lafitte. Muriel (Kiberlain), a beautician who for the past two decades has been French crooner Vincent Lacroix’s (Lafitte) number one fan, spends most of her free time keeping up with his new songs and going to his performances. She also is a big talker who lies compulsively. One night, Muriel opens her door to find Vincent -- her idol --standing on her doorstep. His arrival turns Muriel’s life upside down as she embarks on a journey that even she could have never invented. A comedy that turns into a Hitchcockian thriller. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).
The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season
(2018) Three-disc set with all 13 episodes. The final season of The Originals begins seven years after the core members of the Mikaelson family – Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol – each absorb a quarter of the Hollow’s dark energy and flee New Orleans to keep their beloved city and young Hope safe. In the interim, Vincent and Josh preside over the Big Easy almost devoid of conflict, while Hayley and Freya watch Hope grow into a teenager, eventually opting to send her to the Salvatore School so that Caroline can keep an eye on her. With Marcel following Rebekah out of town and Elijah stripped of his memory, the danger seems to be contained. ... Until a sudden tragedy forces the siblings to return home.
Formats: DVD, Digital.. Extras: "The Originals": 2017 Comic Con panel, deleted scenes, gag reel.
(1989-1993) Sixteen-disc set. Set in the fictional town of Palisades, California and in the hallways of Bayside High, the breezy adventures of Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and his friends -- Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), Jessie Myrtle Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies), and Samuel "Screech" Powers (Dustin Diamond) -- were a cultural touchstone for a generation of teens, changing teen programming forever and launching the careers of its break-out stars. Now, home audiences can relive the laughter, lessons, and love all over again with this loaded set containing more than 46 incr Logan Marshall-Green (Actor), Betty Gabriel (Actor), Leigh Whannell edible hours of Bayside bliss, including every episode from 1988's "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" which became "Saved By the Bell: The Junior High Years" and the fan-favorite "Saved by the Bell" to "Saved By the Bell: The College Years" and the two feature-length TV movies that followed. Formats: DVD. Extras: New documentary features: "Past Times at Bayside High: Making Saved by the Bell" and "Bayside's Greatest Hits: The Music Of Saved By the Bell"; featurette: "Saturday Morning: From Toons to Teens"; featurette: "It's Alright: Back to the Bell"; featurette: "The First of Its Class: From Sit-Com to Icon"; ls (Shout! Factory).
Sesame Street – Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores!
(2018) Two-hour collection of Elmo’s World episodes, appearing for the first time on DVD. Using the power of his imagination, Sesame Street’s little red monster explores kid-friendly topics such as painting, cooking, and habitats from a child’s point of view. Joined by the hilarious Mr. Noodle, Smartie the Smartphone, and his pet goldfish Dorothy, Elmo asks questions that lead to fun discoveries. An age-appropriate launch pad for imagination and learning," Elmo’s World: Elmo Explores!" indulges children’s natural sense of curiosity about the world around them. Each engaging installment of this newly-reimagined Sesame Street segment presents young viewers with lessons to help them grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Formats: DVD. Extras: Two episodes of the "Sesame Street" spin-off "The Furchester Hotel" and three classic segments of the original "Elmo’s World." (Shout! Factory).
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
(2018) Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener, Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Matthew Modine, Christopher Heyerdahl, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver (Brolin) re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro (Del Toro).Read more about "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “From Film to Franchise: Continuing the Story,” “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast & Characters.”
Sleep No More
(2018) Keli Price, Lukas Gage, Yasmine Aker, Brea Grant, Stephen Ellis, Christine Dwyer. Five graduate students are conducting a study to prove the theory that once you’ve passed 200 hours without sleep, you will never need sleep again. As the hours tick by and their struggle to stay awake intensifies, they each start to have strange and unsettling experiences. Visions from the past, violent impulses and terrifying waking nightmares begin to take hold and turn the experiment into a desperate fight for survival. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (RLJE Films).
(2017) Orlando Bloom, Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Hannah Quinlivan, Lei Wu. A washed-up private security agent has to escort a valuable Chinese antique out of Shanghai but is ambushed en route. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Universal).
The Spiral Staircase
(1945) Dir.: Robert Siodmak; Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Rhonda Fleming, Elsa Lanchester, Kent Smith, Sara Allgood, Rhys Williams, James Bell. One of the all-time great Hollywood chillers. A murderer is targeting disabled young women in a New England town, and Helen (McGuire), a mute servant in a Gothic mansion, is terrified she's next. Mrs. Warren (Barrymore), the invalid, bullying mistress of the house, warns Helen to leave at once, rather than rely on her weak son and stepson for protection. But even as Helen is packing her things, she suspects she may be too late and the murderer is closer than she ever imagined. Newly remastered in 4K. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Imogen Sara Smith, 1945 Screen Director's Playhouse radio broadcast of "The Spiral Staircase" with Dorothy McGuire and Robert Siodmak, original theatrical trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
Strangers on the Earth
(2017) Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers
of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who walks the Camino with his instrument on
his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. Formats: DVD, Digital. (First Run Features).
Tales From the Hood 2
(2017) Keith David. Horror is back in the hood. The sequel to the original film "Tales from the Hood" reunites executive producer and Honorary Academy Award winner Spike Lee and writers-directors-producers Rusty Cundieff (“Chappelle’s
Show,” “The Wanda Sykes Show”) and Darin Scott ("Menace II Society," "Caught Up") for an all-new gripping, horrifying and oftentimes devilishly comical anthology. Keith David stars as Mr. Simms to tell bloodcurdling stories about lust, greed, pride and politics through tales with demonic dolls, possessed psychics, vengeful vixens and historical ghosts. Mr. Simms’s haunting stories will make you laugh ... while you scream.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Universal).
Three Identical Strangers
(2018) Documentary tells the astonishing true story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents. The trio's joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame. Read more about "Three Identical Strangers" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Tim Wardle and editor Michael Harte, photo gallery, trailer. (Universal).
Vikings Season 5 Part 1
(2017-18) Three-disc set with 10 episodes. Season Five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death. Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki, who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. This season is full of startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Deleted scenes, "I am Boneless" featurette, "Bringing the Invisible People to Life: The Sami" featurette. (Fox).
The Wiggles: Nursery Rhymes
(2018) Collection of nursery rhymes that Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony have selected, arranged and performed. Families all around the world have sung nursery rhymes to each other for many generations, and nearly everybody has a favorite nursery rhyme from when they were children. Simon tells us his favorite was, and still is, "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe", Emma can't go past "Three Little Kittens", Lachy loves "Wheels on the Bus", while Anthony's favorite is "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Children learn best through play and "The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes" will encourage children to sing, dance, play and tell stories inspired by these great renditions. Formats: DVD. Extras: Photo gallery, "Cinder Emma!" 26-minute live performance. (Kino Lorber).
(2018 -- China) Vicky Chen, Meijun Zhou, Ke Shi, Le Geng. A film by Vivian Qu, the first ever female director to be awarded the "Oscars of Asia," the Golden Horse Award. In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Wen, one of the victims, finds that her troubles have only just begun. Trapped in a world that offers them no safety, Mia and Wen will have to find their own way out. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).
Constantine: City of Demons
(2018) DC Entertainment animated film. A decade after a tragic mistake, family man Chas and occult detective John Constantine set out to cure Chas’s daughter Trish from a mysterious supernatural coma. With the help of the mysterious Nightmare Nurse, the influential Queen of Angels, and brutal Aztec God Mictlantecuhtli, the pair just might have a chance at outsmarting the demon Beroul to save Trish’s soul. In a world of shadows and dark magic, not everything is what it seems, and there’s always a price to pay. The path to redemption is never easy, and if Constantine is to succeed, he must navigate through the dark urban underbelly of Los Angeles, outwit the most cunning spawns of hell, and come face to face with arch-nemesis Nergal – all while battling his own inner demons. Based on the acclaimed DC animated series from CW Seed.
Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Sorcerer’s Occultist - Understanding John Constantine" featurette, "Constantine: City of Demons" WonderCon Panel – 2018, "The Sorcerer’s Occultist" featurette.
Eight Hours Don't Make a Day
(1972-73) Commissioned to make a working-class family drama for public television, up-and-coming director Rainer Werner Fassbinder took the assignment and ran, dodging expectations by depicting social realities in West Germany from a critical -- yet far from cynical -- perspective. Over the course of several hours, the sprawling story tracks the everyday triumphs and travails of the young toolmaker Jochen (Gottfried John) and many of the people populating his world, including the woman he loves (Hanna Schygulla), his eccentric nuclear family, and his fellow workers, with whom he bands together to improve conditions on the factory floor. Rarely screened since its popular but controversial initial broadcast, "Eight Hours Don't Make a Day" rates as a true discovery, one of Fassbinder's earliest and most tender experiments with the possibilities of melodrama.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 2K digital restoration by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: "Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: A Series Becomes a Family Reunion," a 2017 documentary directed by Juliane Maria Lorenz, featuring interviews with actors Hanna Schygulla, Irm Hermann, Wolfgang Schenck, and Hans Hirschmüller; new interview with film scholar Jane Shattuc; an essay by scholar Moira Weigel. (The Criterion Collection).
(2018) Josh Hamilton, Elsie Fisher, Emily Robinson, Missy Yager, Greg Crowe, Deborah Unger, Daniel Zolghadri. Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school -- the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year -- before she begins high school. Read more about "Eighth Grade" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary with director Bo Burnham and actress Elsie Fisher, “You’re Not Alone: Life in Eighth Grade” featurette, music video. (Lionsgate).
Her Stolen Past
(2018) Shanice Banton, Barbara Eve Harris. Lifetime Movie Network movie. Based on the novel of the same name by best-selling author Lynette Eason, this thriller follows a young woman trying to uncover the connection between her mother’s murder and a kidnapped baby’s birth certificate hidden in her mother’s house, but it soon becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to prevent her from discovering the truth. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
Hotel Transylvania 3
(2018) Voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn. Drac and his family embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so he can take a summer vacation. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s until Mavis realizes the mysterious captain of the ship hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind. Read more about "Hotel Transylvania 3" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Three all new Scary-Oke sing alongs, "Plan Your Own Spook-tacular Sleepover" featrurette, "Vampire Make Over: Mavis and Drac Tutorial," "Behind the Screams – The Voices of Hotel Transylvania 3," "Johnny’s Home Movies (Franchise Recap)," "“I See Love Monster Dance Party" dance along, "Drac’s Zing-tastic" read along, two mini movies: "Puppy" and "Goodnight Mr. Foot."
House on Haunted Hill Collector’s Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1999) Geoffrey Rush and Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Ali Larter, Bridgette Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan. Forty years after William Castle’s 1959 cult classic, Warner Bros. did this remake. Rush plays twisted theme park bigshot Stephen Price, who's hosting a birthday bash for his wife (Janssen) at a house that was once an institute for the criminally insane. Five strangers are each offered a chance to earn one million dollars if they can survive a night in the house. But what starts out as a harmless birthday prank soon turns into a night of horrific terror. New 2K scan of the film. With collectible slipcover featuring newly rendered artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original key art. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with director William Malone; new interview with composer Don Davis; new interview with visual effects supervisor Robert Skotak; never-before-seen storyboards, concept art and behind-the-scenes photos courtesy of visual effects producer Paul Taglianetti; audio commentary with director William Malone; "A Tale of Two Houses" vintage featurette; "Behind the Visual FX" vintage featurette; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; TV spots; movie stills and poster gallery. (Scream Factory).
I Married Joan: Classic TV Collection Vol 4
(1952-55) The show centers on Joan (Joan Davis), a scatterbrained housewife, and her husband, Bradley Stevens (Jim Backus), who was a staid and settled domestic court judge. Beverly Wills, Joan Davis' real-life daughter, also co-starred on the show playing the part of her sister. The show was cut from the same mold as the "I Love Lucy" series, with Davis' comedy antics derived from the physical school of humor. This hilarious series ran for three seasons on the NBC Network from 1952 to 1955. This Collection contains 10 episodes from all three seasons. Formats: DVD. (VCI Entertainment).
Making a Killing
(2018) Mike Starr, Jude Moran, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Jai White, Gillian White, Aida Turturro. Arthur Herring is the mayor, priest and mortician in a quaint small town nestled in the mountains of New Mexico. He and his brother, Vincent, are well-respected pillars of the community. Arthur and Vincent once agreed to safeguard fellow mortician Lloyd's (Lloyd) rare coin collection worth a small fortune while he served time in prison, but when Lloyd is released and requests that his coins be returned, the brothers hatch an elaborate scheme to keep his treasure for themselves. Formats: DVD. (Cleopatra Entertainment).
The Man in the Iron Mask 20th Anniversary Edition
(1998) Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud, Judith Godrèche. New 4K scan of the film. Louis XIII, King of France, had a son, Louis, who succeeded his father to the throne. But, known to very few, the heir had a twin brother, Philippe, hidden away after birth and forced to languish in prison, his identity unknown behind an iron mask. His brother, now grown and King Louis XIV, proved to be both corrupt and a tyrant. Louis sends Athos’ (one of the Musketeers) son, Raoul off to certain death in war, so that he could have his woman for himself. Athos, together with two of the other Musketeers, Porthos and Aramis, swear revenge. Only D’Artagnan remains loyal to the crown, but will he join his former compatriots to free Philippe from prison, kill the king, and put Philippe on the throne in his place? Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with producer Paul Hitchcock; new interview with production designer Anthony Pratt; audio commentary by writer-director Randall Wallace; “Myth and The Musketeers” featurette; “Director’s Take” featurette; original behind-the-scenes featurette; alternate mask prototypes; theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory Select).
The Official Story
(1985 -- Argentina) 2K restoration of director Luis Puenzo's universally hailed debut feature, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film of 1985. A stirring character drama and a haunting rumination on the sins of the past. Set in Buenos Aires during the final years of the Argentinean military dictatorship's "Dirty War" against its own people, it tells the story of Alicia (Oscar nominee Norma Aleandro), the wife of a wealthy businessman, who discovers that their adopted child may be the progeny of a desaparecido, a victim of the forced disappearances that occurred during the dictatorship's reign of terror. This revelation forces her to reveal the truth about her country's legacy of corruption and murder. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: New four-part interview with director, producer and co-screenwriter Luis Puenzo on the making of the film; new featurette on its restoration; 2018 re-release trailer. (Cohen Film Collection).
A Prayer Before Dawn
(2018) Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Nicolas Shake. The remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most violent prisons. When the prison authorities allow Billy to participate in Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he goes from one savage fight to the next in a relentless, action-packed journey to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in an actual Thai prison with a cast comprised of real inmates. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Locked Inside the Walls: Making A Prayer Before Dawn” featurette, “Billy Moore: In His Own Words” featurette. (Lionsgate).
(2018) Dwayne Johnson, Pablo Schreiber, Neve Campbell, Kevin Rankin, Roland Moller, Adrian Holmes, Chin Han. Dwayne Johnson stars as a former FBI Hostage Team leader who, working in Hong Kong as an assessor for security in skyscrapers, is framed for a fire engulfing the tallest and safest building in the world. Read more about "Skyscraper" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 3D/Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes with commentary by director Rawson Marshall Thurber; extended scenes with commentary by director Rawson Marshall Thurber; "Dwayne Johnson: Embodying a Hero"; "Inspiration"; "Opposing Forces"; "Friends No More"; "Kids in Action"; "Pineapple Pitch"; commentary by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Television's Lost Classics Volume 2: Rare Pilots
Contains four rare Pilot episodes. Pilot 1 - "Case of the Sure Thing" with Reed Hadley, Louise Currie and Milburn Stone. This introduced the series "Racket Squad", which lasted for three seasons and was nominated for two Primetime Emmys. Broadcast on CBS, Thursday, June 7, 1951. Pilot 2 - "Cool and Lam" with Billy Pearson, Benay Venuta, Alison Hayes, Sheila Bromley. A light-hearted, detective yarn featuring characters first created by Erle Stanley Gardner. Bertha Cool runs a detective agency and Donald Lam is her junior partner, hence "Cool and Lam." Pilot 3 - "The Life of Riley" with Lon Chaney, Jr., Rosemary DeCamp, John Brown. A heretofore lost pilot which starred Lon Chaney, Jr. as Chester Riley. This stand-alone episode was produced in 1948 but by the time the first season went into full production in 1949, Chaney had been replaced by no less than Jackie Gleason. Pilot 4 - "Nero Wolfe" with Kurt Kasznar, William Shatner, Alexander Scourby. Based on characters created by Rex Stout, this is another one-off production. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Bonus CBS Blooper Reel hosted by James Arness. (VCI Entertainment).
Trick 'r Treat Collector’s Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT
(2007) Four interwoven tales set on Halloween night. A high school principal (Dylan Baker) moonlights as a vicious serial killer; the quest of a young virgin (Anna Paquin) for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man (Brian Cox) battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon. Extras: 2K Scan of the original film elements supervised and approved by director Michael Dougherty; new "Tales of Folklore & Fright: Creating Trick ‘r Treat" featurette; new "Tales of Mischief & Mayhem: Filming Trick ‘r Treat" featurette; new "Sounds of Shock & Superstition: Scoring Trick ‘r Treat" interviews with Michael Dougherty and composer Douglas Pipes; new "Tales of Dread and Despair: Releasing Trick ‘r Treat" featurette; "Season’s Greetings" new 2K scan of the original 16mm elements short film by Michael Dougherty with optional commentary by Dougherty; new "Storyboard and Conceptual Artwork Gallery"; new behind-the-scenes still gallery; new "Monster Mash" story from the "Trick ‘r Treat" graphic novel; new FEARnet.com shorts; audio commentary with director Dougherty; "Trick ‘R Treat: The Lore and Legends of Halloween" featurette; deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Dougherty; school bus FX comparison; theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory).
(2018) Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas. As Scott Lang (Rudd) balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past. Read more about "Ant-Man and the Wasp" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed; making-of featurettes: "Back in the Ant Suit: Scott Lang," "A Suit of Her Own: The Wasp," "Subatomic Super Heroes: Hank & Janet," "Quantum Perspective: The VFX and Production Design of Ant-Man and The Wasp”; gag reel and outtakes; deleted scenes. Digital exclusives: "10 Years of Marvel Studios: The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe," "Online Close-Up Magic University" commercial. (Disney).
(2018) Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies, Kaitlin Olson, David Alan Grier. Cassie (DeWitt) is a real estate agent and single mom struggling to keep it all together during the housing crisis of 2009. Her problems go from bad to worse when disgruntled client Sonny (McBride) violently confronts Cassie’s boss and then kidnaps Cassie -- making one outrageously bad, and bloody, decision after another. Things completely spiral out of control in this action comedy.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Ultra HD 4K/Blu-ray Combo. Extras: “The Making of Arizona,” photo gallery/
Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection
(2015-18) Six-disc set with all 30 episodes. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), the chainsaw-wielding, wisecracking antihero of the legendary "The Evil Dead" films, is back for more gore-filled adventure in this complete 30-episode collection of the “Ash vs Evil Dead” TV series. Follow Ash’s journey as he returns home to Elk Grove, Michigan, meets his long-lost daughter, and unites with former enemy Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and fellow demon fighters Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) for a final blood-splattering stand to save the world. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Fifteen featurettes, audio commentaries. (Lionsgate).
(2018) Vera Farmiga, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer, Kristen Schaal, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Fonda. Laura (Farmiga) is a single mother who has a constant need to put rescue animals before her. When her estranged, criminally-minded father Jack (Plummer) is kicked out of his retirement home, Laura agrees to drive him to live with her sister. Along for the ride is her bright but troubled son Henry, and an assortment of animal charity cases. Jack convinces Henry to help him sell off his copious supply of marijuana at every stop of their journey, resulting in unexpected reunions with old friends and family.
Formats: DVD, Digital.
(2018 -- Philippines) Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera, Victor Neri. After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Curtis) is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south, the angry civilians turn on her squad. Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette, 2018 Comic Con panel.(Well Go USA).
City Slickers: Collector's Edition
(1991) Comedy about cowboys, careers and midlife crises stars Billy Crystal as 39-year-old New Yorker Mitch Robbins, who's tired of his job and bored with his life. So he and his two best friends (Bruno Kirby and Daniel Stern) trade their briefcases for saddlebags and set out to find freedom and adventure herding cattle under the wide New Mexico sky. But what they discover instead is scorching sun, sore backsides ... and more about themselves and each other than they ever thought possible. Also stars the inimitable Jack Palance, who captured the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as leathery trail boss, Curly. New 4K scan. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by director Ron Underwood and stars Crystal and Stern; featurettes: "Back in the Saddle: City Slickers Revisited," "Bringing in the Script: Writing City Slickers," "A Star Is Born: An Ode to Norman," "The Real City Slickers"; deleted scenes. (Shout! Factory Select).
Down a Dark Hall
(2018) AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, Victoria Moroles, Noah Silver, Taylor Russell, Rosie Day, Uma Thurman. Kit Gordy (Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Thurman) and meets the schools’ only other
students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Welcome to Blackwood: Venturing Down a Dark Hall” featurette, deleted scene. (Lionsgate).
Dust 2 Glory
(2018) From acclaimed director Dana Brown ("Step Into Liquid," "Highwater"). This much-anticipated follow-up to "Dust to Glory" tracks the world’s toughest point-to-point desert race, the SCORE Baja 1000. Chronicles the brutal beauty of the race and high-octane action sequences as these ground-pounding, 900-horsepower Trophy Trucks, Motorcycles, ATVs and everything in between roar through the Baja Peninsula.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Bruce Brown’s last interview, Dana Brown Interview.
(Magnolia Home Entertainment/Magnet Label).
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
(2018) An inside look at a rarely seen side of Elvis -- that of a music artist on a life-long search for self-expression. From the archives of Graceland and executive producer Priscilla Presley, this is a three-hour documentary film presentation that focuses on Elvis the artist and musician, taking viewers on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. Containing never-before-seen footage and music recordings, the film features commentary and interviews from some of the biggest names in music including Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, music producer Jon Landau and Elvis’ guitarist, Scotty Moore, among others. A Limited Collector’s Edition will also feature commemorative packaging and a 20-page digibook featuring rare photos from the Graceland archives.
Formats: DVD. Extras: "In Conversation with Priscilla Presley, Thom Zimny, Jerry Schilling and Scott Goldman." (Sony).
(2018) This documentary is an extraordinary visual history of our growing obsession with wealth. Weaving two and a half decades of work into an epic narrative, Lauren Greenfield ("The Queen of Versailles") has created a revelatory cultural documentation of wealth for viewers to explore through a retrospective film, book and exhibition. Through riveting first-person interviews, Greenfield’s journey starts in Los Angeles and spreads across America and beyond, as she documents how we export the values of materialism, celebrity culture, and social status to every corner of the globe. We embark on this journey with Greenfield as she travels the world – from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China – bearing witness to the global boom-and–bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. We hear the stories of students, single parents, and families overwhelmed by crushing debt, yet determined to purchase luxury houses, cars, and clothing. We visit the homes and observe the rituals of the international elite—from Bel-Air to Monaco, Russia to China. We gain intimate access into the lives of those that rose to extraordinary wealth and then lost “big” during the global economic crash of 2008. And we encounter the A-list celebrities we follow on reality TV and social media, the same influencers who shape our consumer desires and sense of self. Provoking serious reflection, “Generation Wealth” is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Photos By Lauren Greenfield. (Lionsgate).
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
(2017) The royal love story that captured the world’s attention. Prince Harry, consistently seen in the tabloids, is infamous for his bad-boy persona. Television star Meghan -- ambitious, outspoken, and divorced, along with having a tumultuous relationship with her sister -- doesn’t appear to be “princess material.” After their blind date, Harry and Meghan quickly realize they are kindred spirits. A whirlwind romance ensues and, despite a few missteps, they soon win the hearts of each other and the hearts of the public. Lifetime movie. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
(2017 -- Israel) Shai Aviv, Assi Levy, Neta Riskin, Yoram Toledano, Shimon Mimran. Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him two very surprising things. First, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will make Ariel explore the hidden aspects of parenthood and change his life forever.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
My Little Pony: 35th Anniversary Edition Collection BLU-RAY DEBUT
Includes the original 1986 movie and the 2017 remake in a four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo. Featuring the guest voices of comedy legends Danny DeVito, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, and Tony Randall, the 1986 movie delivers ’80s nostalgia with high-definition sparkle. The new 2017 movie features the voice talents of the My Little Pony Mane 6 alongside a star-studded cast, including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, Zoe Saldana, and Sia. 2017 Extras: Deleted scene, Equestria Girls short, “Baking with Pinkie Pie” featurette, “Making Magic With the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” featurette, “The Journey Beyond Equestria” featurette, "I’m the Friend You Need” music video (sung by Taye Diggs), “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” featurette (Rated G). (Lionsgate).
(2018) Frank Grillo, Bruce Willis, Johnathon Schaech, Olivia Culpo, Jacob (Grillo), a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James (Willis), to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel (Schaech), the highly trained criminal, is one step ahead. When Gabriel kidnaps Jacob’s wife and daughter, Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack, bringing all three men to the breaking point. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Making Reprisal” featurette, cast and crew interviews, trailer gallery. (Lionsgate).
(1973) From writer-director John Landis, the mind behind "The Blues Brothers" and "An American Werewolf in London," comes a love story that transcends the boundaries of nature and good taste - the one and only "Schlock." Carnage! Terror! Banana skins! The mighty prehistoric ape Schlocktropus has emerged from hiding to embark on a full-scale rampage across a quiet Southern Californian suburb. The police are baffled. The army is powerless. The body count is rising. But when Schlocktropus encounters a kindly blind woman (Eliza Garrett) who sees beyond his grotesque visage, the homicidal simian is presented with a chance at redemption. Shot over 12 days on a micro-budget, "Schlock" launched the careers of both Landis and legendary effects makeup artist Rick Baker ("Videodrome"). An uproarious pastiche of monster movies, packed to the gills with irreverent humor and biting satire, "Schlock" serves as the outrageous missing link between the creature features of yesteryear and its creators' subsequent varied and celebrated careers. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by writer-director John Landis and makeup artist Rick Baker; new video interview with author and critic Kim Newman; "Birth of a Schlock," a 2017 video interview with Landis; archival video interview with cinematographer Bob Collins;
1972, 1979 and 1982 US theatrical trailers; US radio spots. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(1975) "Shampoo" gives us a day in the life of George, a Beverly Hills hairdresser and Lothario who runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to make heads or tails of his financial and romantic entanglements. His attempts to scrape together the money to open his own salon are continually sidetracked by the distractions presented by his lovers -- played brilliantly by Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, and Lee Grant (in an Oscar-winning performance). Star Warren Beatty dreamed up the project, co-wrote the script with Robert Towne, and enlisted Hal Ashby as director, and the resulting carousel of doomed relationships is an essential seventies farce, a sharp look back at the sexual politics and self-absorption of the preceding decade.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray and alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. Extras: New conversation between critics Mark Harris and Frank Rich; excerpt from a 1998 appearance by producer, co-writer, and actor Warren Beatty on "The South Bank Show"; trailer; an essay by Rich. (The Criterion Collection).
Trilogy of Terror
(1975) Legendary producer/director Dan Curtis ("The Night Stalker") teams up with renowned sci-fi/horror writers Richard Matheson ("I Am Legend") and William F. Nolan ("Logan's Run") to present three tales of horrific suspense in this highly rated and critically acclaimed made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black, who plays four distinct roles. In "Julie," an aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor; in "Millicent and Therese," two polar-opposite sisters become increasingly hell-bent on the undoing of one another; and in "Amelia," a woman falls prey to a murderous Zuni fetish doll. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Brand New 4K Restoration. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith, new interview with composer Bob Cobert, audio commentary with Karen Black and writer William F. Nolan, "Richard Matheson: Terror Scribe" featurette, "Three Colors Black" featurette, limited edition booklet essay by film critic and author Simon Abrams, newly commissioned art by Jacob Phillips. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
Unfriended: Dark Web
(2018) Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Colin Woodell, Andrew Lees, Chelsea Alden. A teen comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is not only watching him, but will also do anything to get it back. Read more about "Unfriended: Dark Web" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Three alternate endings.
Valley Girl BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1983) Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman star in this totally awesome comedy. When Julie dumps her preppy boyfriend, the last thing she expects is to find love with the rockin’ Randy (Cage). The future’s open wide for Julie ... but when her disapproving friends (E.G. Daily, Heidi Holicker, Michelle Meyrink) find Randy to be grody to the max, she is caught up in a culture clash between her Valley lifestyle and her Hollywood punk. Featuring a so-bitchin’ soundtrack packed with New Wave hits, "Valley Girl" is a sweetly romantic slice of 80s nostalgia from director Martha Coolidge. Are you going to love it? We’re, like, so sure! New HD film transfer. Extras: New “In Conversation -- Director Martha Coolidge with E.G. Daily and Heidi Holicker”;“Greetings from the San Fernando Valley”: A short history of the iconic San Fernando Valley, hosted by Tommy Gelinas of The Valley Relics Museum; new extended interviews from 2003 with Cage, Cameron Dye, Frederic Forrest, E.G. Daily, Colleen Camp, Lee Purcell, producers Andrew Lane and Wayne Crawford, Peter Case of The Plimsouls, Josie Cotton, DJ Richard Blade, and more; storyboard to film comparisons; photo gallery; feature length audio commentary with director Martha Coolidge; “Valley Girl: 20 Totally Tubular Years Later”; “In Conversation: Nicolas Cage and Martha Coolidge”; “The Music of Valley Girl.” (Shout! Factory).
When Calls the Heart: Year Five (The Television Movie Collection)
(2017-18) Six-disc set collects all of the romance and drama from Year Five of the series. Return once again to the town of Hope Valley as schoolteacher Elizabeth (Erin Krakow), Mountie Jack (Daniel Lissing), Café owner-turned-Mayor Abigail (Lori Loughlin), and all of your favorite characters bravely face the challenges of frontier life ... and those of the heart. Released to Walmart on Oct. 2 with a devotional book by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox entitled "When God Calls the Heart." Formats: DVD. (Shout! Factory).
(2018) Whitney Houston was a music sensation who starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals, and death at age 48. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, interviews, and audio archives, this fascinating film from Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald reveals the truth behind the superstar’s meteoric rise and tragic fall. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray,Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with producer Simon Chinn and director Kevin Macdonald, motion photo gallery featuring images courtesy of the estate of Whitney E. Houston. (Lionsgate).
A Woman Without Love
(1951 -- Mexico) One of great-director Luis Bunuel's satires of bourgeois life, produced during his Mexican exile period. A married woman has an affair and returns to her husband. Twenty years later, the man dies and leaves his fortune to her younger son, leading to questions of his parentage. Based on Guy de Maupassant's story "Pierre et Jean." Formats: DVD. (Facets).
(2018) In his latest documentary, James D. Stern chronicles the cultural divide of the 2016 presidential election as he travels through America’s red states to interview and spend time with Donald Trump supporters from different backgrounds in an attempt to find answers and insights to explain the appeal of the billionaire candidate. In the six months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, director James D. Stern (Every Little Step) traveled to America’s red states asking about then-candidate Donald Trump’s appeal, and why potential voters were untroubled by things he had said and done. What he learned was a lesson in the central differences that continue to alienate Americans from one another. The film chronicles Stern’s journey, bringing audiences directly into the heart of the cultural divide that is tearing apart our democracy today.
Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: “American Chaos: Further Pandemonium” deleted and extended scenes. commentary with Stern and cinematographer Kevin Ford. (Sony).
An Elephant’s Journey
(2018) Elizabeth Hurley, Sam Ashe Arnold, Tertius Meintjes. After losing his parents, Phoenix (Arnold) moves to Africa to live with his Aunt Sarah (Hurley). While on safari with his uncle one day, Phoenix wanders off and becomes lost in the African bush. After rescuing a huge elephant from a trap, Phoenix befriends the great creature, which he names Indlovu (“The Unstoppable”). Riding through the wilderness, the bold duo finds evidence of a local gang of poachers, and together they plot to stop the hunters’ cruel plans.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Richard Boddington, interview with Elizabeth Hurley, interview with elephant expert Dr. Richard Leakey, “Beyond the Journey: An In-Depth Look at Elephants” featurette.
A Happening of Monumental Proportions
(2017) Common, Bradley Whitford, Anders Holm, Allison Janney. An LA public school becomes a hotbed of sex, lies, and hilarity in this star-powered comedy directed by Judy Greer. It’s Career Day, and two school administrators have just made a shocking discovery: the dead body of the groundskeeper. They decide to hide the body, sparking a series of wildly comic misadventures for teachers and students on a Career Day that no one will ever forget -- no matter how hard they try.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: “A Sneak Peek at A Happening of Monumental Proportions” featurette
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: The Ultimate Edition
Includes three animated Dr. Seuss specials: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, "The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat" and "Halloween is Grinch Night.:
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital.
I Am Vengeance
(2018) Stu Bennett, Anna Shaffer, Mark Griffin, Bryan Larkin, Kevin Leslie. Professional wrestler and former champion bare-knuckle boxer Stu Bennett stars as John Gold, an ex-soldier turned mercenary who learns of the murder of his best friend, Dan -- and Dan’s parents -- and heads to their hometown, seeking justice. Gold soon discovers Dan and his father were murdered while investigating a Special Forces unit led by an enigmatic, highly decorated soldier named Hatcher who went rogue in Afghanistan. Gold’s vengeance is unleashed, as he sets out to take down the killers. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Lionsgate).
I Think We're Alone Now
(2018) Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Paul Giamatti. The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse -- until a second survivor arrives with the threat of companionship. After a mysterious event wipes out most of humanity, a small-town librarian (Dinklage) finds that he prefers his newfound solitude. But his tranquility is suddenly disturbed when a fellow survivor (Fanning) arrives in town and inserts herself into his life.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
(2018) Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Cher, Meryl Streep. Five years after the events of "Mamma Mia!," Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. Read more about "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted songs and scenes with commentary by director-screenplay writer Ol Parker; enhanced sing-alongs; "The Story" featurette; "MAMMA MIA! Reunited"; "Playing Donna"; "Meeting Cher"; "Costumes and The Dynamos"; "Curtain Call"; NBC’s" TODAY Show" interview with Cher & Judy Craymer; Feature Commentary with director-screenplay writer Ol Parker; feature commentary with producer Judy Craymer. Blu-ray adds "Cast Meets Cast: Tanya Meets Tanya and Rosie Meets Rosie"; cast chats; "High Jinks"; "Sophie's Story"; "Choreographing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"; "Dancing Queen: Anatomy of a Scene"; "Performing for Legends"; "Class of '79." (Universal).
Maximum Overdrive BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1986) Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, Holter Graham. For three horrifying days, the Earth passes through the tail of a mysterious comet. The skies glow an eerie green as humanity waits to see what the fallout will be. But what they imagine is nothing like the nightmare the find -- the comet's magnetic fields cause all the machines on Earth to suddenly come to life and terrorize their human creators in a horrific killing spree. Now, it's up to a small group of people trapped in a desolate truck stop to defeat the killer machines. From the mind of Steven King.
Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New commentary with writer Tony Magistrale, author of "Hollywood's Steven King"; new commentary by actor and comedian Jonah Ray and Blumhouse Film executive Ryan Turek; new "Truck Stop Tales" featurette interview with producer Martha De Laurentiis; new "Rage Against the Machines" featurette interview with actress Laura Harrington; new "Honeymoon Horrors" featurette interviews with actors John Short and Yeardley Smith; new "Maximum Carnage" featurette interview with make-up effects creator Dean Gates; new "The Wilmington Factor" featurette look back at the filming of "Maximum Overdrive" with members of the production crew in North Carolina; new "Who Made Who?" featurette interview with Murray Engleheart, co-author of "AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll"; new "Goblin Resurrectus" featurette – the restoration of the Happy Toyz Golbin; "A Kid in King's Court"featurette interview with actor Holter Graham; behind-the-scenes footage; still gallery; theatrical trailer; TV spots. (Lionsgate).
(2018) Tim Roth, Luis Guzmán, Nick Nolte, Valeria Henriquez. Hell-bent on justice, retired U.S. Judge Randall Nemes (Nolte) and his hired gun, Gaspar (Guzmán), track down a small-time con man (Roth) posing as a priest in a small Colombian town only to be thrown off-course by a scrappy 16-year-old local girl intent on reuniting with her little sister in the U.S. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Sony).
(2018) Matt Smith, Stanley Tucci, Natalie Dormer. In this pandemic thriller, humanity is battling intelligent, adrenaline-fueled creatures born from a viral super-strain. After being bitten, human survivor Morgan (Matt Smith) realizes he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Sony).
(1973) Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters' insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, Brian De Palma's first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, approved by director Brian De Palma, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with actor Jennifer Salt; interviews from 2004 with De Palma, actors William Finley and Charles Durning, and producer Edward R. Pressman; audio from a 1973 discussion with De Palma at the AFI; appearance from 1970 by actor Margot Kidder on "The Dick Cavett Show"; an essay by critic Carrie Rickey, excerpts from a 1973 interview with De Palma on the making of the film, and a 1973 article by De Palma on working with composer Bernard Hermann. (The Criterion Collection).
Snake Outta Compton
(2018) Ricky Flowers Jr., Motown Maurice, Joston Theney. Cam and his hip-hop crew are all set to sign a record deal that could change their lives, but their jealous friend Vurkel wrecks their plans when he creates a giant, mutant snake that quickly lays waste to the city of Compton, eating everyone in its path. Aided by two corrupt cops, a crazed gangster, and a mad scientist, the band has one thing to do before getting the record deal they need -- get that mother--in’ Snake Outta Compton by blowing it away it by pumping up the jams.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Hank Braxtan and actors Ricky Flowers, Motown Maurice, and Joston Theney.
Sorry to Bother You
(2018) Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews. Expect the unexpected in hip-hop artist Boots Riley’s directorial and screenwriting debut, a surreal look at capitalism, corporate greed, and fractured workplace dynamics. In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, struggling telemarketer Cassius Green (Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras:
"Beautiful Clutter With Director Boots Riley," commentary with Riley, gallery, "The Cast of Sorry to Bother You," "The Art of the White Voice." (Fox).
(2017 -- Chile) Catalina Martin, Daniel Antivilo, Macarena Carrere, Ximena del Solar. A shocking, brutal tale that blends the dark history of Chile’s recent past (the violent, repressive military dictatorship of Pinochet) with the seemingly modern and progressive Chile of today. The two worlds clash when a group of women venture to the idyllic countryside for a weekend of fun. But their outing soon turns nightmarish a man, himself a victim of torture in the hands of the government, unleashes his pent-up rage on them. The women must fight for their very lives in this film of shocking violence and sexual assault.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Artsploitation Films).
(1988) Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Blane Wheatley. College students from Miskatonic University who retreat to an early 18th-century mansion for a weekend of lust are stalked by a fatalistic female in this horror film taken from a story by H.P. Lovecraft. The demon delights in tearing the limbs off her human victims to carry out a centuries-old family curse. Bloody graphic violence and nudity is combined with some campy comedy. Restored as a beautiful 4k scan and color corrected from the original negative
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Video interview with actors Charles Klausmeyer and Mark Kinsey Stephenson; video interview with actor Eben Ham; video interview with actor Laura Albert; video interview with actor Mark Parra; video interviews with R. Christopher Biggs, special makeup effects artist and makeup artist, Camille Calvet; audio commentary with Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Stephenson, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Camille Calvet and R. Christopher Biggs. (Unearthed Films).
Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition
(1992-95) Ten-disc set with all 109 episodes, plus two bonus disks containing the recently-remastered, fan favorite animated films "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" and "Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero." Includes an exclusive ensemble of collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn) and seven beautifully-designed lenticular art cards. The entire box set is housed in a stunning layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase. This ultimate collectors Blu-ray box set will be individually numbered for a Limited Edition release of 30,000. More than 2,000 copies were pre-ordered within the first 24 hours of availability on Amazon. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: 25 featurettes -- led by an all-new, 60+ minute definitive "Batman: The Animated Series" making-of documentary “The Heart of Batman”; introductions to five episodes by producer Bruce Timm; commentary on 11 episodes.
The Princess Bride
(1987) A high-spirited adventure that pits true love against inconceivable odds, "The Princess Bride" has charmed legions of fans with its irreverent gags, eccentric ensemble, and dazzling swordplay. A kid (Fred Savage), home sick from school, grudgingly allows his grandfather (Peter Falk) to read him a dusty storybook -- which is how we meet the innocent Buttercup (Robin Wright, in her breakout role), about to marry the nefarious Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) though her heart belongs to Westley (Cary Elwes). The wedding plans are interrupted, however, by a mysterious pirate, a vengeful Spaniard, and a good-natured giant, in a tale full of swashbuckling, romance, and outrageously hilarious spoofery. Directed by Rob Reiner from an endlessly quotable script by Oscar winner William Goldman, "The Princess Bride" reigns as a fairy-tale classic.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary from 1996 featuring director Rob Reiner, screenwriter William Goldman, producer Andrew Scheinman, and actors Billy Crystal and Peter Falk; edited 1987 audiobook reading of Goldman's novel "The Princess Bride" by Reiner; new program about Goldman's screenplay; new program about Goldman's tapestry based on the film; archival interviews with Reiner, Goldman, and actors Crystal, Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, and Robin Wright; new interview with art director Richard Holland; programs about makeup, fencing, and fairy tales; on-set video diary filmed and narrated by Elwes; five behind-the-scenes videos with commentaries from 1996 by Reiner, Scheinman, and Crystal; trailer; an essay by author Sloane Crosley and, for the Blu-ray edition, Goldman's introduction to his Princess Bride script from the 1995 collection "Four Screenplays," in a lavishly illustrated, clothbound book. (The Criterion Collection).
The Spy Who Dumped Me
(2018) Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Sam Heughan, Hasan Minhaj. Read more about "The Spy Who Dumped Me" in the October Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Covert Operations: The Making of The Spy Who Dumped Me” featurette, “Gary Powell: The King of Action” featurette, “Makin’ Friends with Hasan Minhaj” featurette, Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, “Off Script” featurette. (Lionsgate).
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