(1988) In early 20-century Pennsylvania Dutch Country, young Billy Kelly (Chad Lowe) falls in with a charismatic "powwower" or folk magic healer, Dr. John Reese (Donald Sutherland), shunned by the rest of the community for his non-conformist beliefs. Together, they investigate the mysterious sickness that is blighting the area, which Reese believes to be the work of a sinister local hermit. But as the plague spreads and the wide-eyed Billy falls ever deeper under Reese's spell, are they doing God's work or the Devil's bidding? A chilling and unforgettable tale of the macabre that blurs the lines between conventional notions of "good" and "evil." Also stars Mia Sara. Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original 35mm interpositive. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by author and critic Bryan Reesman; new video interview on religious horror cinema with Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine; new video interview with cinematographer Kelvin Pike; new video interview with makeup supervisor Robin Grantham; theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
The Art of Racing in the Rain
(2019) Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. Read more about "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary by director Simon Curtis, five featurettes. (Fox).
Bare Knuckle Brawler
(2019) Peter Passaro, Martin Kove, Deborah Twiss, Danny Trejo, Martin Kove. While investigating the mysterious deaths of two fighters, undercover police officer Joey Calderon is murdered. His loose cannon brother Steve returns home, desperate for answers and hungry for revenge. As he makes his way through the underground world of no-holds-barred bare-knuckle fighting run by the Mereta crime family, Steve learns there is only one rule to find his brother’s killer and stay alive: there are no rules. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
Byleth: The Demon of Incest
(1972 - Italy) In one of the most bizarre EuroSleaze sickies of the ‘70s, Mark Damon ("House of Usher," "Crypt of the Living Dead") delivers an atypically unhinged performance as a duke consumed by unnatural lust for his beautiful sister (Claudia Gravy). Toss in depraved dollops of sex, voyeurism, demonic possession and giallo-style violence, and you get the insane rarity The Wild Eye calls “Intriguingly different and endearingly odd for Italian Horror aficionados.” Aldo Bufi Landi and Fernando Cerulli co-star in this long-lost filth-fest, directed by Spaghetti Western veteran Leopoldo Savona and now scanned in 2k from negative elements recently discovered in a Madrid lab vault. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Severin Films).
Cinderella and the Secret Prince
(2018) With the help of good fairy Crystal, Cinderella and her three mouse friends are able to escape the attic they live in and make it to the Royal Ball at the palace … but they soon discover a terrible secret. The real Prince has been turned into a mouse by an evil witch … and the “Prince” standing in front of everyone at the Ball is an impostor! Cinderella and her faithful furry friends must embark on an all-new adventure to restore the real Prince to his true form and help him defeat the forces of darkness. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Kids).
(2019) Drew Rin Varick, Ashley Dulaney, Jessica Lynn Parsons, Betty Jeune, Nina Leon, Eric Gibson. Brothers Johnny and Luke hold this years "haunted hot girl challenge" in an abandoned prison facility deep in the forest on acid. It's a good trip until the devil shows up.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (High Octance Pictures).
(2019) Lance Henriksen, Barry Corbin, Dominique Swain. A notorious outlaw and his gang come upon a small homestead, killing both husband and wife and kidnapping their teenage daughter. With the law closing in on them, and after losing their way, the bandits find themselves in the town of Eminence Hill, a community run by a group of deeply pious and fanatical homesteaders. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).
(2016) An inside look at the Park Slope Food Coop, one of America’s most successful cooperative food supermarkets. In Brooklyn, NY, in the shadow of Wall Street, an institution that represents a less well-known American tradition is booming. The Park Slope Food Coop, a cooperative supermarket where all 16,000 members work 2.75 hours per month to earn the right the buy the best food in New York at incredibly low prices. The documentary looks at how the Park Slope Food Coop works, the rules that make it function, the diversity and eccentricity of its members, and how the coop demonstrates a potential for change and how its mode of participation viscerally teaches democracy to those who take part. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, additional interviews. (Icarus Films).
(2019) Based on the acclaimed novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, "Good Omens" is a new TV adaptation that follows Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) as they join forces in an attempt to intercept the antichrist and avert the apocalypse. In addition to big-budget effects and classic British wit, this is a dramatic world of angels and demons where anything can happen – from miracles and prophecies to the most unlikely of friendships. Armageddon is coming. Still, it’s not the end of the world.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Page to Screen," "Aziraphale's World," "Bookshop Tour," "Crowley's World," deleted scenes, storyboard gallery, concept art gallery, costume design gallery, "Queen compilation," "Good Omens VFX reel," audio commentaries for all six episodes, trailer, "Characters of Good Omens," "The World of Good Omens." (BBC Studios).
Hobbs & Shaw
(2019) Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Cliff Curtis, Helen Mirren. For years, hulking lawman Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and lawless outcast Deckard Shaw (Statham) have traded smack talk and body blows. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton Lorr (Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, Hobbs and Shaw must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Read more about "Hobbs & Shaw" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted/extended/alternate scenes; "Johnson & Statham: Hobbs & Shaw" featurette; "Progress of a Fight Scene With Director David Leitch"; "Practical Action" fight scenes featurette; "New Friends" featurette; feature commentary with director David Leitch. Blu-ray adds Alternate opening; "The Bad Guy" (Idris Elba) featurette; "The Sister" featurette on Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw, Deckard Shaw’s little sister; "Hobbs’ Family Tree" character piece; "The Matriarch" with Helen Mirren as mother Shaw; "Elevator Action" featurette; "Stnt Show and Tell"; "Keeping It in the Family: A Conversation With Roman and Dwayne"; "Blind Fury grandfather featurette"; "Dwayne and Hobbs: Love at First Bite* about man's best friend: French Bulldog Hobbs. (Universal).
(2019) Jeffrey Combs, Joel Murray, Jeff Bryan Davis, Lisa Coronad, Meagan Karimi-Naser. Horror anthology set on Christmas Eve. A woman enters a curiosity shop looking for a last-minute gift. There, she meets a mysterious shopkeeper who tells her the horrific stories behind four objects in the shop. As he weaves tales of killer dolls, witches and psycho Santas, the woman senses she might be in danger. She has until midnight to choose her gift, but will she choose wisely?
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment.).
(2019) Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, Tiffany Haddish, Jeremy Bobb, James Badge Dale, Margo Martindale, Common, Alicia Coppola, Bill Camp, Brian d'Arcy James. The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison. Read more about "The Kitchen" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Running Hells Kitchen," "Taking Over the Neighborhood," deleted scenes. (Warner).
(2018) Lisa van Dam-Bates, Travis Johnny Ware, Jason Stange, Katie Hemming. Explores the terrifying account of a girl who goes to get an IUD implanted by a family friend turned doctor who then commits a deranged act. The event has deadly implications for those close to her.
Formats: DVD, Digital. (High Octane Pictures).
Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries
(2019) Four feature-length episodes. In this mod spin-off to the wildly popular Australian mystery series, Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill) inherits her aunt Phryne’s estate after she goes missing on a case. As the plucky Peregrine steps into her aunt’s fabulous lifestyle in 1960s Melbourne, she decides to follow in Phryne’s footsteps as a lady detective for a groovy new era. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Acorn Media).
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
(2019) Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Dean Norris, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn. On Halloween 1968, reclusive Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories. Adaptation of the iconic book series brings the thrills and chills of some of Alvin Schwartz’s scariest stories to life. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, with screen story by Guillermo Del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan.
Read more about "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Dark Tales” featurette, “Retro Horror” featurette. Blu-ray adds “The Bellows Construct” featurette, “Creature from the Shadows” featurette, “Mood Reels” featurette, “Behind-the-Scenes Trailers: Set Visits” featurette. (Lionsgate).
The Simple Heist, Series 2
(2019) Two-disc set with six episodes. Popular Swedish dramedy about best friends in their 60s who turn from bank robbing to art theft. Gastroenterologist Cecilia (Sissela Kyle) and teacher Jenny (Lotta Tejle) are living comfortably having pulled off their bank robbery. But when Jenny’s daughter is passed up for a scholarship and Cecilia’s frustrations with her job reaches a boiling point, the two friends decide it’s time for another heist. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).
Snow Falling on Cedars Collector’s Edition
(1999) Ethan Hawke, James Cromwell, Richard Jenkins, Youki Kudoh, James Rebhorn, Sam Shepard, Rick Yune , Max von Sydow. A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy. For Ishmael Chambers, a local reporter, the trial strikes a deep emotional chord when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case. As he investigates the killing, he uncovers some startling clues that lead him to a shocking discovery. New 4K transfer and restoration supervised by cinematographer Robert Richardson. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New “Accident Rules” look back at the film including brand-new interviews with director/co-writer Scott Hicks, novelist David Guterson, director of photography Robert Richardson, and composer James Newton Howard; new “A Fresh Snow” look at the restoration of the film with Robert Richardson; audio commentary with Scott Hicks; "Spotlight On Location"; deleted scenes;
theatrical trailer. (Shout! Select).
(1992) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O’Ross. Soldiers Luc Deveraux (Van Damme) and Sgt. Andrew Scott (Lundgren) killed each other in Vietnam. But their demise proves to be just the beginning for the U.S. government, which brings both men back to life decades later for a secret anti-terrorism program. Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary by Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Dolph Lundgren; audio commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin; “A Tale of Two Titans” featurette; “Guns, Genes, and Fighting Machines” featurette; alternate ending; “Behind the Scenes” featurette; trailer. (Lionsgate).
Yellowstone: Season 2
(2019) Four-disc DVD and three-disc Blu-ray with all 10 episodes. Engrossing family drama that follows the epic story of a multi-generational family that controls the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. In Season 2, John (Kevin Costner), Kayce (Luke Grimes) and the rest of the clan battle constant encroachment from ruthless enemies on all sides. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Behind the Story" for each episode, "Inside Yellowstone: Season 2," "Costner on Yellowstone: Season 2," "Working the Yellowstone: Fight Choreography," "Only Devils Left - Making Yellowstone: Season 2," "Yellowstone Tintype Photography Behind the Scenes," "Stories from the Bunkhouse" for each episode, deleted scenes. (Paramount).
(2019) Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup, Abby Quinn. As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel (Michelle Williams) has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor, who requires she travel from India to New York, to deliver a presentation in-person, contacts Isabel. At first balking at the demand of an uncommitted philanthropist, she relents, and travels to a city she deliberately hasn't returned to in over two decades. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Sony).
The Angry Birds Movie 2
(2019) Jason Sudeiki, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown. When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant, Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig, Garry (Sterling K. Brown), to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely super team to save their homes. Read more about "The Angry Birds Movie 2" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: All new mini movie “Live Stream"; DIY family fun: “Hangry Birds: Popcorn Balls,” “Smarty Birds: Crafty Volcano” and “Crafty Birds: Pig Snot”; “Bird Watching” at the L.A. Zoo; “Meet The New Birds & Pigs”; “Hatching the Hatchlings”; “Flocking Together: Making The Angry Birds Movie 2”; “Happy Thanks-pigging”; “Jingle Birds: A Holiday Song From The Cast of Angry Birds 2.” (Sony).
The Big Bang Theory: The Twelfth and Final Season
(2018-19) Three-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray with all 24 episodes. For years, fans have been delighted watching their favorite physicists Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) navigate the universe and everyday life along with Penny (Kaley Cuoco), and fellow scientists Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), as well as other beloved characters. Now that Sheldon has married neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, he’ll have to make some serious adjustments to their “Relationship Agreement” in Season 12. Will their equation for marital bliss alter the chemistry between these two beautiful minds? Perhaps Leonard and Penny will provide the data as they experiment with variable in their own marriage. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette explore the principles of parenthood, and Raj considers a traditional arranged marriage. Quantum comedy converges in the 12th dimension for the final season.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Unraveling the Mystery: A Big Bang Farewell Special," "The Last Days of The Big Bang Theory," "The Big Bang Theory’s Impact," "The Sweet Spot," "The Big Bang Theory Cast Visits Ellen," "The Big Bang Theory: 2018 Comic-Con Panel," gag reel. (Warner).
(2019) Aldis Hodge, Sherri Shepherd, Greg Kinnear. The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Story Behind Brian Banks" featurette.(Universal).
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
(2018 -- Spain) A deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of a legendary artist hunting for his purpose. Filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous premiere of his film "L’Age d’Or." However, his good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that if he wins, he will pay for Buñuel’s next film. Incredibly, luck is on their side, so they set out to make the movie, an unconventional documentary about the desperately poor Las Hurdes region in Spain. Buñuel’s initially callous approach to the extreme poverty and situations he encounters (or creates) gradually leads to a filmmaking experience that will transform him forever.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory).
(1963) Dir.: Don Siegel; Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andy Robinson, John Vernon, Sheree North, Norman Fell, Benson Fong, Woodrow Parfrey, William Schallert, Marjorie Bennett. Tough-as-nails action classic about a small-time crook who outfoxes the mob and the law. Screen great Walter Matthau stars as the titular career criminal, with the powerful Joe Don Baker as the tough Mafia hitman on his tail. Charley robs small banks with small payrolls. That keeps him out of trouble until he stumbles onto the mob's secret stash. The chase is on as the Big Boys go after the "Last of the Independents." It's a heart-pounding ride that builds to a fiery airborne climax as Charley makes his last desperate run for the Mexican border and safety. Two of the film's best features are the terrific photography by Michael C. Butler and original music score by Lalo Schifrin. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: "Refracted Personae": An examination of Don Siegel's signature directorial style and key thematic elements by Film Historian Howard S. Berger; "Last of the Independents: The Making of Charley Varrick" 72-minute doc featuring interviews with Kristoffer Tabori (Siegel's son), actors Andy Robinson and Jacqueline Scott, stunt driver and actor Craig R. Baxley, composer Lalo Schifrin, and Howard A. Rodman (son of screenwriter, Howard Rodman); audio commentary by film historian Toby Roan; "Trailers From Hell" with Josh Olson and Howard Rodman; theatrical trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
A Christmas Carol
(1951) Alastair Sim's tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, has almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens' story into one of the best-loved Christmas films of all time. Some of Britain's best filmmakers united behind Sim, who was joined by a delightful cast of accomplished and acclaimed English actors; creating what many today believe to be the best and most faithful production of Dickens' immortal tale. Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. This Blu-ray edition has been digitally restored from a new 1080p, 24fps high definition transfer master produced from the 35mm negative and fine grain. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Audio Commentary by George Cole (who plays young Scrooge in the film, pop-up trivia, American theatrical trailer, British theatrical trailer, includes the standard DVD with both 4x3 and 16x9 versions. (Kit Parker Films).
Cobra Kai Seasons 1 & 2 Limited Collector’s Edition
(2018-19) Four-disc set with all 20 episodes. The return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary "The Karate Kid" film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), has taken a rocky turn, but seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids.” Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Bonus scenes saved from the cutting room floor; gag reels; "Fists & Fury: Fight Choreography"; "Into the Dojo"; cast chemistry reads; more. Includes a double-sided headband. (Sony).
Cross: Rise of the Villains
(2018) Brian Austin Green, Lori Heuring, Patrick Durham, Juhahn Jones, Vinnie Jones, Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo. Armed with an explosive powerful ancient cross amulet, Callan (Brian Austin Green) is back with his extraordinary team of weapons experts to defend Los Angeles from its biggest threat yet -- super villains Muerte (Danny Trejo) and Drago (Manu Intiraymi). Callan will have to join forces with his once mortal enemy, Gunnar (Vinnie Jones), to try to save the city. Tom Sizemore returns as Detective Nitti and Lou Ferrigno, DB Sweeney, Jeremy London and Eric Roberts return as The Contractors in this third installment in the franchise. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sony).
(1996) With its droll humor and bittersweet emotional heft, the feature debut of writer-director Greg Mottola announced the arrival of an unassumingly sharp-witted new talent on the 1990s indie scene. When she discovers a love letter written to her husband (Stanley Tucci) by an unknown paramour, the distraught Eliza (Hope Davis) turns to her tight-knit Long Island family for advice. Soon the entire clan -- strong-willed mom (Anne Meara), taciturn dad (Pat McNamara), and jaded sister (Parker Posey) with pretentious boyfriend (Liev Schreiber) in tow -- has squeezed into a station wagon and headed into Manhattan to find out the truth, kicking off a one-crazy-day odyssey full of unexpected detours and life-changing revelations. Performed with deadpan virtuosity by a top-flight ensemble cast, "The Daytrippers" is a wry and piercing look at family bonds stretched to the breaking point.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Greg Mottola, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary featuring Mottola, editor Anne McCabe, and producer Steven Soderbergh; new interviews with Mottola and cast members Hope Davis, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber, and Campbell Scott; "The Hatbox," a 1985 short film by Mottola, with audio commentary by the director; an essay by critic Emily Nussbaum. (The Criterion Collection).
D-Day: Battle of Omaha Beach
(2019) Weston Cage Coppola, Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture. When an elite group of American soldiers are ordered to take out a series of German machine gun nests, they find themselves blindly venturing into hostile territory. Outnumbered and outgunned they must risk life and limb as they cross treacherous terrain, never knowing where the enemy might be hiding. Based on the incredible true story of heroes Lieutenant Colonel James Rudder, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley and Major Cleveland Lytle and a day that was destined to change history. Formats: DVD. (Cinedigm).
The Far Country
(1954) An archetypal example of its genre, "The Far Country" is one of five superb Westerns the screen legend James Stewart made with acclaimed Hollywood auteur Anthony Mann (the others being "Winchester '73" , "Bend of the River" , "The Naked Spur"  and "The Man from Laramie" . Mann's film tells of Jeff Webster (Stewart) and his sidekick Ben Tatum (Walter Brennen), two stoic adventurers driving cattle to market from Wyoming to Canada who come to logger heads with a corrupt judge (John McIntire) and his henchmen. Ruth Romai plays a sultry saloon keeper who falls for Stewart, teaming up with him to take on the errant lawman. An epic saga set during the heady times of the Klondike Gold Rush, "The Far Country" captures the scenic grandeur of northern Canada's icy glaciers and snow-swept mountains in vivid Technicolor. Mann's direction expertly steers the film to an unorthodox, yet thrilling 'all guns-blazing' finale. Two-disc limited edition with two presentations in both original aspect ratios of 1.85:1 and 2.00:1. Brand new 4K restoration from the original film elements by Arrow Films. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Limited edition booklet with new writing on the film by Philip Kemp and original review; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys; new audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin; "American Frontiers: Anthony Mann at Universal," an all-new, feature-length documentary with Mann biographer Alan K. Rode, western author C. Courtney Joyner, script supervisor Michael Preece, and critics Michael Schlesinger and Rob Word; "Mann of the West," a newly filmed appraisal of the Westerns of Anthony Mann by the critic Kim Newman; image gallery, original trailer. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(2019) Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin. A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. Based on an actual lie. Read more about "The Farewell" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio Commentary with writer-director Lulu Wang and cinematographer Anna Franquesa-Solano, “Nothing but the Truth: Confessions of a Writer-Director” featurette, “Going Home: A Conversation with Awkwafina” featurette, deleted scenes. (Lionsgate).
Flowers in the Attic
(1987) When her husband dies in a tragic accident, widow Corrine Dollanganger (Victoria Tennant) takes her four children to the ancestral family home she fled before they were born. Locked away in the attic by their tyrannical grandmother (Louise Fletcher), it falls to older brother and sister Chris (Jeb Stuart Adams) and Cathy (Kristy Swanson) to care for their younger siblings. But with their mother growing increasingly distant and erratic and a mysterious sickness taking hold, will any of the Dollanganger children survive to escape the clutches of the house's cruel matriarch? Originally published in 1979, VC Andrews' novel "Flowers in the Attic" was a smash hit, spawning four sequels and going on to sell over 40 million copies worldwide. With undercurrents of incest and child abuse and a haunting score by Christopher Young ("Hellraiser"), "Flowers in the Attic" is a dark and chilling Gothic suspense thriller in the classic tradition. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of "Diabolique Magazine"; "Home Sweet Home: Filming Flowers in the Attic," a new interview with cinematographer Frank Byers; "Fear & Wonder: Designing Flowers in the Attic," a new interview with production designer John Muto; "The Devil’s Spawn: Playing Flowers in the Attic,:" a new interview with actor Jeb Stuart Adams; "Shattered Innocence: Composing Flowers in the Attic," a new interview with composer Christopher Young; production gallery of behind-the-scenes images, illustrations and storyboards; the original, studio-vetoed ending; the revised ending with commentary by replacement director Tony Kayden; original theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
47 Meters Down: Uncaged
(2019) Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone , Khylin Rhambo, Nia Long, Brec Bassinger, John Corbett. Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves. Read more about "47 Meters Down: Uncaged " in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary with writer-director Johannes Roberts, producer James Harris, and writer Ernest Riera; "Diving Deeper: Uncaging 47 Meters Down." (Lionsgate).
(2019) Jacob Tremblay, Keith L Williams, Brady Noon, Will Forte, Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery, Midori Francis. Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. Read more about "Good Boys" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Unrated alternate ending; 10 unrated deleted and extended scenes; gag reel; "Boys For Real" casting featurette; "Welcome to Vancouver"; "A Fine Line" featurette on how the film's stars delivered such colorful dialogue without necessarily knowing what the words meant; "Ask Your Parents" featurette; "Bad Girls" featurette; "Guest Stars" featurette; commentary with director & co-writer Gene Stupnitsky and producer & co-writer Lee Eisenberg. (Universal).
The Gun Runners
(1958) Dir.: Don Siegel; Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patricia Owens, Everett Sloane, Jack Elam, Richard Jaeckel, Paul Birch, Gita Hall, John Qualen. Action-packed adventure-yarn about Florida gun-smuggling during the Cuban Revolution. In order to pay off debts, cabin-cruiser skipper Sam Martin (Murphy) rents his boat to a ruthless gun merchant who sells his illegal arms to a revolutionary group in Cuba. Soon Sam finds himself in deep water as director Siegel ratchets up the tension in this sea-faring thriller based on the classic Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have and Have Not." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(1988) Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk. Beautiful, popular and ruthless, the Heathers are the picture-perfect queens of the social scene at Westerburg High that everyone wants to be. And that includes Veronica (Ryder) – or so she thought – until she meets JD (Slater). He’s the new bad boy in class with some extreme ideas about how to get even with the school bullies and mean girls. But is he prom date material or a dangerous psychopath? The classic, wickedly dark comedy still rules as the greatest high school movie that isn’t afraid of a little mayhem. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New "The Legacy of Heathers" interview with director Michael Lehmann, writer Daniel Waters; new "The Nice Heather" interview with actress Lisanne Falk; new audio interview with composer David Newman, director Michael Lehmann, and writer Daniel Waters with isolated score selections; "Return to Westerburg High" featurette; "Swatch Dogs & The Diet Coke Heads" featurette; audio commentary with director Michael Lehmann, producer Denise Di Novi and writer Daniel Waters; trailer; more. (RLJE Films).
(1968) Dir.: Don Siegel; Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino, James Whitmore, Susan Clark, Don Stroud, Sheree North, Warren Stevens, Raymond St. Jacques. Hardboiled crime-drama takes a hard-hitting look at the lives and loves of New York City's top cops. Directed in gripping documentary style by Siegel, Widmark portrays the veteran Big Apple detective who is given only a few hours to track down a vicious killer. Fonda is the humane yet relentlessly forceful police commissioner who orders Widmark into the streets to solve the case, even though it might be his last assignment. Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky and Howard Rodman with stunning CinemaScope cinematography by acclaimed DP Russell Metty ("Touch of Evil"). Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson, trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
The Peanut Butter Falcon
(2019) Zack Gottsagen, Thomas Haden Church, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson. Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Church). On the road, Zak meets Tyler (LaBeouf), a small-time outlaw who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together, they set out on a wild, life-changing journey and try to convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing-home employee charged with bringing Zak back, to join them. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Photo gallery, "Zack’s Story: The Making of Peanut Butter Falcon” featurette. (Lionsgate).
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
(2016) Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Joan Cusack, Imogen Poots. Rock mockumentary. After a two-year, sold-out, worldwide tour, Conner4Real (Samberg) is the biggest name in music. Go behind the scenes as Conner faces a crisis of popularity after this sophomore album flops, leaving fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when Conner4Real is no longer the dopest star of all. The hilarious comedy from blockbuster producer Judd Apatow is loaded with cameos from the biggest names in comedy and music, including Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ringo Starr, Simon Cowell, Mariah Carey and more.
Formats: Blu-ray Steelbook. Extras: Audio commentary with Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, deleted scenes, music videos,
gag reel, interview outtakes, bonus footage. (Shout! Factory).
(2018) James Franco, Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Shameik Moore, Juno Temple, Jack Kilmer, Jane Levy. In director James Franco's drama, life imitates deadly art as a French New Wave-obsessed film student finds his muse in a mysterious actress that both he and his best friend fall in love with. After years of sex, betrayal, and collateral damage, the three end up in a dangerous situation that leaves one of them fighting for his life.
Formats: DVD. (Cleopatra Entertainment).
Return to ... Return to Nuke 'Em High Aka Volume 2
(2018) Asta Paredes, Catherina Corcoran, Lloyd Kaufman, Zac Amico.
Welcome back to Tromaville High School! The once tone-deaf Glee Club has now turned into a vicious gang of Cretins, wreaking havoc upon Tromaville and two innocent lesbian lovers, Crissy and Lauren. As Lauren suffers the side-effects of a Cretin forced duck rape, Chrissy follows a trail of tainted toxic taco crumbs, leading her to the crux of all Tromaville High School’s mutating mires, the evil Tromorganic Foodstuffs Conglomerate and its salacious CEO, Lee Harvey Herzkauf. Formats: Blu-ray. (Troma Entertainment).
(1981) Stacy Keach is Pat Quid, a lone trucker who plays games to keep his sanity on long hauls through the desolate Australian Outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is a free-spirited hitchhiker looking for excitement with a game of her own. And somewhere up ahead is a maniac in a van whose game may be butchering young women along the highway. But when the killer decides to raise the stakes, Quid's game becomes personal ... and the rules of this road are about to take some very deadly turns. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New "Australian Long Haul" interview with actor Stacy Keach; new audio commentary with cinematographer Vincent Monton, production coordinator Helen Watts and costume designer Aphrodite Kondos, moderated by filmmaker Mark Hartley; new 1980 script read with producer/director Richard Franklin and actors Stacy Keach and Marion Edwards; new composer Brian May music demos accompanied by stills and poster gallery; audio Commentary with producer/director Richard Franklin; more. (Scream Factory).
Royals & Romance 3-Film Collection
Based on the romances between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Prince William and Kate Middleton, the collection features three Lifetime movies: "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal" (2019)," Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance" (2018), and "William & Kate" (2011). Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).
Scared of Revolution
(2018) The untold story of the godfather of rap. Umar Bin Hassan hasn't even hit 70 yet, but he walks with difficulty and there's sadness and fatigue in his eyes. As a member of The Last Poets, a group of performance poets who expressed the progressive spirit of the times starting in the late 1960s, he was a major influence on later hip-hop artists. In one of his best-known pieces, "Ni****s Are Scared of Revolution", he criticizes his black brothers' destructive, macho behavior. The documentary, based on Christine Otten's book, "The Last Poets," concentrates on Hassan's personal life, in which he still fights his demons. He grew up poor with a violent, unpredictable father, which in turn left him with an inferiority complex. In the course of his adult life, he has had a string of bad relationships and left children without a father figure. In his darkest hour, he also battled a crack addiction. Today, Hassan takes control of his life again, breaks the destructive cycle and does his best to be the devoted father and grandfather that he was never fortunate enough to have. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Film Movement).
A Snow White Christmas
(2018) Michelle Randolph, Carolyn Hennesy, Liam McNeill, Rich Barnes. When Blanca Snow is faced with spending Christmas with her dastardly stepmother, Victoria, she attempts to fulfill her late father's wishes and create new memories as a family. However, Victoria plots to edge Blanca out of her father's inheritance and keep the money and his mansion, for herself.
Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).
Spirited Away Collector’s Edition Set
(2001 -- Japan) The limited-edition set comes housed in an elegant hard slipcase, with a new 40-page book with stunning art and essays. Featured in a deluxe disc portfolio will be a Blu-ray of the film paired with hours of special features and the film’s soundtrack on CD, now available exclusively on disc in North America. From the legendary Studio Ghibli, this wondrous fantasy film is one of the best-selling and internationally renowned films of all time, becoming the highest-grossing film in Japanese history in 2001. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki’s epic adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most iconic filmmakers in the history of animation. Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress, Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: The 40-page book includes essays by film critic Kenneth Turan (The Los Angeles Times) and famed critic and film historian Leonard Maltin, and statements by Toshio Suzuki and Hayao Miyazaki; the disc includes feature-length storyboards, original theatrical trailers, TV spots, "Behind the Microphone" featurette. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory).
Steven Universe: The Movie
(2019) Voices of Zach Callison, Estelle, Michaela Dietz, Deedee Magno, Tom Scharpling, Grace Rolek. Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but when a new threat comes to Beach City, Steven faces his biggest challenge yet. Two years have passed since Steven Universe resolved the ongoing conflict between Earth and the Diamonds and brought peace to the galaxy, seemingly allowing Steven and the Crystal Gems to live happily ever after. However, Steven's past comes back to haunt him in the shape of a mysterious Gem hellbent on destroying him and everything he holds dear, including the Earth itself.
Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Steven Universe the Movie: Behind the Curtain." animatics for select songs, "Rebecca Pitches Act 3" behind-the-scenes featurette. (Cartoon Network).
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
(1974) Dir.: Michael Cimino; Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Gary Busey, Catherine Bach, Vic Tayback, Dub Taylor. Bold, witty and tough crime-thriller starring screen icons Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges as a pair of modern-day outlaws. Thunderbolt (Eastwood) is a former thief whose razor-sharp wits and steely nerves made him a master of his profession, but he's about to re-enter the criminal world with a new partner: Lightfoot (Bridges), a brash young drifter whose energy and exuberance give the veteran a new outlook on life. Their target: the seemingly impenetrable Montana Armored Depository. After forming an uneasy alliance with Thunderbolt's former partners in crime, Red Leary (Kennedy) and Eddie Goody (Lewis), they launch an amazing scheme that will test the limits of their endurance, and the power of their friendship. Fueled by explosive action, fascinating characters and a powerfully moving climax, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is an adventure of the highest caliber and the directorial debut for Cimino, who also wrote the original screenplay. Wonderfully shot in Scope by Frank Stanley ("The Eiger Sanction"). Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton; "For the Love of Characters" featurette with Michael Cimino; radio spot; TV spots; theatrical trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(2019) Eric Paul Erickson, Rachel Alig. After a long and bloody revolution, captured army officer Xavier Faraday is offered amnesty if he will detail his time at a notorious internment camp. When Xavier reluctantly agrees, his interrogator peels away the layers of his life, only to reveal he’s not the only one hiding something. The film unfolds with only two actors in a single location, in real time. As the story progresses, nothing is what it seems and both characters will sacrifice everything in order to achieve their goals and uncover the truth. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Random Media).
(2019) Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell, DeWanda Wise, Kym Whitley, Y’lan Noel. In this romantic comedy, Zadie (Zamata) goes on an insane weekend getaway with her ex, Bradford (Bell) and his new girlfriend (Wise). At the B&B run by her nosy mom (Whitley), Zadie feels like a third wheel until handsome Aubrey (Noel) shows up. While crushing on Aubrey, Zadie gets a little drunk and makes a lot of trouble for everyone — including herself. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Commentary. (Lionsgate).
Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory
(1961 -- Italy) Twisted Italian horror meets lurid German krimi in the 1961 EuroShocker. When an all-girl reform school is rocked by a series of grisly murders, it unleashes a nightmare of sexual corruption and lupine depravity. Carl Schell, Barbara Lass (aka Roman Polanski’s first wife Barbara Kwiatkowska) and Luciano Pigozzi star in this infamous Italian/Austrian co-production – originally titled "Lycanthropus," directed by Paolo Heusch from a screenplay by giallo maestro Ernesto Gastaldi with a classic score by Armando Trovajoli , newly scanned in 2k from archival elements recently discovered in a Rome lab vault. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray + CD. Extras: "Bad Moon Rising interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi, Italian trailer, US trailer, alternate opening. (Severin Films).
(1975) Jeff Bridges, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, John Huston, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Tomas Milian, Belinda Bauer, Ralph Meeker, Toshirô Mifune, Richard Boone, Brad Dexter, Joe Spinell, Tisa Farrow, Camilla Sparv, Erin Gray. Bridges stars as Nick Kegan, the son of world-famous tycoon Pa Kegan (Huston) and half-brother of the late US President Timothy Kegan, who was slain by a lone assassin 19 years earlier. But when a long-rumored "second gunman" makes a secret deathbed confession, Nick begins to unravel a trail of suspects that includes a billionaire war-freak (Hayden), a murderous mob boss (Meeker), a shady nightclub owner (Eli Wallach), a Cuban kingpin (Tomas Milian), an eccentric computer expert (Perkins) and a mysterious Washington madam (Taylor). One-of-a-kind black comedy-thriller from acclaimed writer-director William Richert and based on the best-selling novel by Richard Condon ("Prizzi's Honor," "The Manchurian Candidate"). New 4K master.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with writer-director William Richert moderated by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson; 2003 audio commentary with Richert; "Who Killed Winter Kills?" interviews with Richert, Bridges and Belinda Bauer, cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and production designer Robert Boyle; "Reunion": William Reichert and Jeff Bridges reminisce about making "Winter Kills"; "Star Stories": William Reichert remembers his "Winter Kills" cast; radio spot; theatrical trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
Yesterday Was a Lie
(2009) Kipleigh Brown, Chase Masterson, John Newton, Peter Mayhew, Mik Scriba. Digitally remastered shot-by-shot for this 10th anniversary edition of the jazzy neo-noir that explores mind-twisting sci-fi themes including the nature of time, reality and human consciousness. Brown stars as Hoyle, a girl with a sharp mind and a weakness for bourbon who finds herself on the trail of a reclusive genius (Newton). But her work takes a series of unforeseen twists as events around her grow increasingly fragmented, disconnected and surreal. With a sexy lounge singer (Masterson) and a loyal partner (Scriba) as her only allies, Hoyle is plunged into a dark world of intrigue and earth-shattering cosmological secrets. Haunted by an ever-present shadow (Mayhew) whom she is destined to face, Hoyle discovers that the most powerful force in the universe -- the power to bend reality, the power to know the truth -- lies within the depths of the human heart. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentary by James Kerwin, Kipleigh Brown and Chase Masterson; multiple making-of featurettes; interviews with the cast and crew; WonderCon Panel; outtakes and camera tests. (IndiePix Films).
Abbott and Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection BLU-RAY DEBUT
All 28 of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello’s iconic films from the height of their popularity at Universal Pictures, spanning 1940-1965: "Abbott and Costello Go to Mars," "Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion," "Abbott and Costello Lost in Alaska," "Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," "Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops," "Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff," "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy," "Buck Privates," "Buck Privates Come Home," "Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man," "Comin’ Round the Mountain," "Here Come the Co-Eds," "Hit the Ice," "Hold that Ghost," "In Society," "In the Navy," "It Ain’t Hay," "Keep ‘Em Flying," "Little Giant," "Mexican Hayride," "One Night in the Tropics," "Pardon My Sarong," "Ride ‘Em Cowboy," "The Naughty Nineties," "The Time of Their Lives," "The Wistful Widow," "Who Done It?" Extras: Ten new audio commentaries, a collectible book, a bonus disc with more than eight hours of content. Read more here. (Shout! Factory).
(2018) Jim Gaffigan, Robbie Jones. A down-on-his-luck ride-share driver, who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low-level drug dealer around town, finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer's child. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “No Free Rides: Making American Dreamer” featurette. (Lionsgate).
Animal Among Us
(2019) Christian Oliver, Larisa Oleynik, Don Frye, Christine Donlon, Jonathan Murphy. Fifteen years ago, two teenage girls were murdered at Merrymaker Campgrounds. The case was filed as an animal attack, the camp was condemned, and the killer never found. But something horrific still waits in those woods, ready to kill again. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
(1986) When the easygoing would-be novelist Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) meets the tempestuous Betty (Béatrice Dalle in a magnetic breakout performance) in a sunbaked French beach town, it's the beginning of a whirlwind love affair that sees the pair turn their backs on conventional society in favor of the hedonistic pursuit of freedom, adventure, and carnal pleasure. But as the increasingly erratic Betty's grip on reality begins to falter, Zorg finds himself willing to do things he never expected to protect both her fragile sanity and their tenuous existence. Adapted from the hit novel "37°2 le matin" by Philippe Djian, Jean-Jacques Beineix's art-house smash -- presented here in its extended director's cut -- is a sexy, crazy, careening joyride of a romance that burns with the passion and beyond-all-reason fervor of all-consuming love.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital restoration, approved by director Jean-Jacques Beineix, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: "Blue Notes and Bungalows," a 60-minute documentary from 2013 featuring Beineix, actors Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle, associate producer Claudie Ossard, cinematographer Jean-François Robin, and composer Gabriel Yared; "Making of Betty Blue," a short video featuring Beineix and author Philippe Djian; "Le chien de Monsieur Michel," a short film by Beineix from 1977; French television interview from 1986 with Beineix and Dalle; Dalle screen test; trailers; an essay by critic Chelsea Phillips-Carr. (The Criterion Collection).
Blinded by the Light
(2019) Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nikita Mehta, Nell Williams, Tara Divina, Rob Brydon, Frankie Fox. In England in 1987, a teenager from a Pakistani family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. Read more about "Blinded by the Light" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Memoir to Movie," "The Most Crazy Thing,"
deleted and extended scenes. (Warner).
The Boys Next Door
(1984) This is the moment 80s teen movies turned harrowing, frightening and all too real. Maxwell Caulfield and Charlie Sheen star as high-school outcasts who head to Los Angeles for a spree of petty crime, senseless violence, and savage murder. Patti D’Arbanville and Christopher McDonald co-star in this descent into hell featuring music by Iggy Pop, Tex & The Horseheads and The Cramps, scanned in 4K from the original negative. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary with director Penelope Spheeris and Maxwell Caulfield; "Blind Rage" interview with Stephen Thrower, author of "Nightmare USA"; "Both Side of the Law" interview with Caulfield and Christopher McDonald; "Give Us Your Money" interviews with Street Band Performers Texacala Jones and Tequila Mockingbird; "Caveman Day" Cinemaniacs interview with Spheeris and Caulfield; "Tales from the End Zone" interview with actor Kenneth Cortland; "The Psychotronic Tourist - The Boys Next Door"; alternate opening title sequence & extended scenes; trailer. (Severin Films).
(2018) George Clooney, Christopher Abbott, Grant Heslov, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie, Giancarlo Giannini. Two-disc set with all six episodes of the limited series based on the celebrated Joseph Heller novel. "Catch-22" follows the adventures and misadventures of a U.S. air squadron in Italy during World War II. Yossarian is a bombardier whose frantic obsession every time he goes up on a mission is “to come down alive.” The real enemy for Yossarian and his rag-tag bunch of friends is the bureaucracy of the military, inverting logic at every turn. The pinnacle of this is Catch-22, a military by-law which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy, and don’t have to fly them; all you have to do is ask. But if you ask not to, then you’re sane, and so you have to fly them. Formats: DVD. Extras: Three-part, behind-the-scenes featurette “The Cogs of War,” 13 deleted scenes; outtakes from every episode. (Paramount).
Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll (Collector’s Edition)
(1987) The life and music of legendary rock pioneer Chuck Berry are celebrated in this landmark feature film, capturing a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of rock ‘n’ roll’s finest. In 1986, Keith Richards invited a roster of brilliant musicians to honor Chuck Berry for an evening of music to commemorate Berry’s 60th birthday, including performances by Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, and Julian Lennon, along with archival footage of an unforgettable duet by Chuck and John Lennon. This dynamite crowd pleaser is from director Taylor Hackford and Stephanie Bennett, producer of "Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll" and author of the new book "Johnny B. Bad: Chuck Berry and the Making of Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Introduction by director Taylor Hackford, 54 minutes of rehearsal footage, "The Reluctant Movie Star" making-of documentary, Trailer, "Witnesses to History documentary Parts 1 & 2," "Chuckisms" collection of classic Chuck Berry remarks, "The Burnt Scrapbook," in which Chuck Berry reminisces over his musical memories with The Band’s Robbie Robertson. (Shout! Factory).<
Cold Case Hammarskjöld
(2019 -- Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Belgium) Documentary investigation into the fatal and mysterious plane crash of U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld. In 1961, United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed, killing Hammarskjöld and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker and provocateur Mads Brügger leads viewers down an investigative rabbit hole to unearth the truth. Scores of false starts, dead ends and elusive interviews later, Brügger and his sidekick, Swedish Göran Björkdahl, begin to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).
(2018) This sweeping, delirious romance begins in the Polish countryside, where Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), a musician on a state-sponsored mission to collect folk songs, discovers a captivating young singer named Zula (Joanna Kulig). Over the next 15 years, their turbulent relationship will play out in stolen moments between two worlds: the jazz clubs of decadent bohemian Paris, to which he defects, and the corrupt, repressive Communist Bloc, where she remains -- universes bridged by their passion for music and for each other. Photographed in luscious monochrome and suffused with the melancholy of the simple folk song that provides a motif for the couple's fateful affair, Pawel Pawlikowski's timeless story -- inspired by that of his own parents -- is a heart-stoppingly grand vision of star-crossed love caught up in the tide of history.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital master, supervised and approved by director Pawel Pawlikowski and director of photography Lukasz Zal, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio Soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New conversation between Pawlikowski and filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñàrritu; press conference featuring Pawlikowski and Zal, actors Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, and Borys Szyc, and producer Ewa Puszczynska; documentaries from 2018 on the making of the film; trailer; an essay by film critic Stephanie Zacharek. (The Criterion Collection).
(1959-61) Three-disc set with 39 episodes. Lost and forgotten in a garage in New Jersey for over 50 years, the "Deadline" TV series, which dramatized stories drawn from actual newspaper headlines of the 1950’s, has been rediscovered to remind us of a time when newspaper reporters were revered as heroes and the guardians of truth and justice. Reporters are the first line of defense of the principles rooted in our Constitution and protected under the First Amendment. They uphold everything that our civil society stands for. At a time when print news media is rapidly disappearing and news reporters are being vilified as “enemies of the people,” "Deadline" has emerged from hibernation and is making its home video debut. Hosted and narrated by Paul Stewart and starring Peter Falk, Diane Ladd, George Maharis, Robert Lansing, and many more, this anthology series is available for the first time since it aired on primetime TV nearly 60 years ago. Formats: DVD. Extras: Episode synopses, photo gallery, trailer, trivia, extended synopsis: "Journalism Past and Present Overview," interview with Broadcast Journalism professor Joe Alicastro. (Film Chest).
(2015 - Canada) While Montreal is in the throes of a string of kidnappings targeting young boys, 10-year-old Felix (Edouard Tremblay-Grenier) is finishing his school year in the seemingly quiet suburb where he lives. A sensitive boy with a vivid imagination, Felix is afraid of everything. Little by little, his imaginary demons begin to mirror those of the truly disturbing world around him. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Film Movement).
(1967 -- France) Alain Delon, Senta Berger, Peter Mosbacher, Sergio Fantoni, Claude Piéplu, Albert Augier. Screen legend Alain Delon stars in this provocative French thriller as a wealthy man at the center of an extraordinary plot after a car crash leaves him unable to remember who he is. With his wife (Senta Berger) convinced he is faking his amnesia, he sets out to discover who and why someone wants him to believe he is going crazy and should end his life. Wonderfully directed by Julien Duvivier ("Panique") and beautifully shot by Henri Decaë ("Le Samouraï").
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson, theatrical trailer. (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
The Divine Fury
(2019 -- South Korea) Park Seo-joon, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan. After losing his father at a young age in a terrible accident, Yong-hu (Park) abandons his Christian faith and chooses to only believe in himself. Now as an adult, Yong-hu is a champion fighter and has everything he has ever wanted, that is until a mysterious wound appears in the palm of his hand. And he himself in the middle of a dangerous fight against otherworldly evil forces seeking to wreak havoc on the human world. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
(2019) Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Adriana Barraza, Temuera Morrison, Jeff Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Danny Trejo. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her biggest challenge yet – high school. When her parents mysteriously disappear while searching for the Lost City of Gold, Dora must swing into action and lead a group of ill-equipped high schoolers on a wild quest to save them. Read more about "Dora and the Lost City of Gold" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Blu-ray extras: Bloopers; Deleted and Extended Scenes; "All About Dora" featurette; "Can You Say Pelicula?" featurette unlocks the mystery of underwater stunts and surviving quicksand with Eugenio Derbez; "Dora In Flower Vision" explore the movie's playful animated sequence, a treasure trove of nods to Dora's cartoon origins; "Dora’s Jungle Hous" behind-the-scenes tour of Dora's jungle house, part museum, part laboratory, and always a place for family. (Paramount).
Eva Perón: The True Story
(1996 -- Argentina) Esther Goris, Víctor Laplace, Cristina Banegas. At the time of the film’s release, the darling of Argentina had been immortalized not only in the collective consciousness of her country, but also in literature, theater, and film. "Eva Perón: The True Story," however, presents not the public image of Evita, but the personal life, with all of its struggles and successes, of a woman who rose from rural anonymity to become the most beloved figure in the country. The film zooms in on the years before Eva Perón’s death, with flashbacks highlighting key moments of her story, from childhood to her relationship with Juan Perón. Though these moments from her past illuminate the legend Evita has become, the film does not attempt to present a complete biography. Rather, it is an intimate portrait of a woman in the last years of her life who wants to achieve so much more than the time left to her will allow. Formats: DVD. (Facets).
The Fan BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1981) Lauren Bacall, Michael Biehn, James Garner, Maureen Stapleton, Hector Elizondo. Sally Ross (Bacall) is a renowned Broadway star, glamorous celebrity, and the object of adoration for countless admirers. But among all the loving little people lurks a young man (Biehn) whose devotion teeters on the edge of madness. His impassioned letters to her are initially a source of pleasure, but as he attempts to realize his ultimate fantasy -- and is met with rejection -- the stakes are raised to terrifying heights ... which might bring on the final curtain for Sally. Extras: New "Number One Fan" interview with actor Michael Biehn; new "Fan Service" interview with director Edward Bianchi; new "Fanning the Flames" interview with editor Alan Heim; new audio commentary with cult film director David DeCoteau and film historian David Del Valle, moderated by Scream Factory marketing director Jeff Nelson; theatrical trailer; TV spots; still gallery. (Scream factory).
(2019) Gino Anthony Pesi, Brinna Kelly. When a charming woman named Penny climbs into his taxi, Harris finds himself entranced. That is, right up until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. As he desperately tries to make sense of what happened, he resets his meter and is instantly brought back to the moment she first climbed into his cab. He and Penny find themselves trapped in an endlessly looping ride that changes their lives forever. Formats: Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director D.C. Hamilton; commentary with star/writer Brinna Kelly; alternate, deleted and extended scenes; gag reel; two making-of featurettes: "Secrets of The Fare" and "The Look of The Fare." (Epic Pictures).
(2018 -- Canada) Three teenagers encounter the turmoils of love and youth. While the charismatic Guillaume (Théodore Pellerin) wrestles with his sexual identity at boarding school, his older half sister Charlotte (Noée Abita) navigates an adult world filled with casual cruelty. Separately, Félix (Édouard Tremblay-Grenier) meets his first girlfriend while away at summer camp. At a time when others are conforming, these three individuals stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Commentary by director Philippe Lesage. (Film Movement).
(2017) Jon Jacobs, Bryna Weiss, Cloris Leachman, Richard Portnow, Edward Asner, Ron Jeremy. Two elderly people are being forced out of their home and decide to rob a bank. Unfortunately, they eat psychedelic mushrooms instead of their pills, and it puts the robbery in a whole new perspective. Formats: DVD.(Indican Picture).
Hitchhike to Hell
(1977) All roads lead to terror in this delightfully sleazy cautionary tale from cult director Irvin Berwick ("Malibu High," "The Monster of Piedras Blancas"). Howard is a mild-mannered momma's boy whose job running deliveries for a cleaning agency affords him a lot of time out on the road. It's not until he picks up young women who've run away from home that he transforms into a twitching, homicidal maniac, hellbent on meting out punishment for their "transgressions." Can the cops put a stop to Howard's demented spree before he claims yet another victim? Influenced by the depraved crimes of the likes of "Co-ed Killer" Edmund Kemper, "Hitch Hike to Hell" is a bona fide American nightmare from the vaults of legendary exploitation producer Harry Novak ("The Child," "Toys Are Not for Children"). New 2K restoration from original film elements with 1.33 and 1.78 versions of the feature. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Newly-filmed appreciation by "Nightmare USA" author Stephen Thrower; "Road to Nowhere: Hitchhiking Culture Goes to Hell" new video essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas exploring the dark side of hitch-hiking in the real world and on the screen; original theatrical trailer; original press book (BD-ROM content);
reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil;
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Heather Drain.(Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
Jawbreaker 20th Anniversary
(1999) Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer, Chad Christ, Ethan Erickson, Carol Kane, Pam Grier. In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie, Marcie, and Courtney, pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl accidentally swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. The cool and calculating Courtney tries to cover the crime but is found out by school geek Fern Mayo. In return for her silence, Courtney transforms the gawky Fern into the stylishly beautiful Vylette, leaving the conscience-stricken Julie out in the cold, threatening to set her up for the girl's murder if she breaks her silence. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: 20th Anniversary retrospective commentary with director Darren Stein, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz and Judy Greer; original commentary with Stein; theatrical trailer. (Sony).
The Kominsky Method: The Complete First Season
(2019) Two-disc set with all eight episodes of the Netflix series that centers on the life of acting coach Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) and his long-time agent and best friend Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin), as they deal with the ups and downs of growing older while living in youth-obsessed Los Angeles. Sandy Kominsky's (Douglas) life didn't turn out the way he'd planned. His dream of having a successful acting career was slowly and inexorably replaced with the reality of being a mere acting coach. Clinging to his best friend and long-time agent Norman Newlander (Arkin), the two men are forced to confront loneliness, health issues, the loss of loved ones, financial calamity, grown-up children with grown-up problems, and estrangement from a world that is undergoing constant and rapid change. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Warner).
Once Upon a Time in Deadwood
(2019) Robert Bronzi, Michael Pare, Karin Brauns, Lauren Compton, Chris Matteis. A notorious gunslinger is slipped a slow-acting poison by an heiress and told he has three days to track down and rescue her sister, who has been kidnapped by a gang of hoodlums and holds the antidote. Formats: DVD. (Uncork'd Entertainment).
Queen of Hearts
(2019 -- Denmark/Sweden) Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Kreppe. Anne, a brilliant and dedicated lawyer specializing in children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne’s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events that threatens to destroy her world. The film celebrated its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it won The Audience Award for World Cinema Dramatic. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
Rock ‘N’ Roll High School (40th Anniversary Edition Steelbook)
(1979) Gabba hey! Hard to believe, but it’s been 40 years since we first saw Riff Randall and the Ramones take the halls of Rock ’N’ Roll High School. Executive produced by Roger Corman and directed by Allan Arkush, "Rock ’N’ Roll High School" boasts performances by the Ramones and stars P.J. Soles ("Halloween") in the lead role of Riff Randell, Vince Van Patten ("Hell Night"), Clint Howard ("Grand Theft Auto"), Dey Young ("Spaceballs"), Mary Woronov ("Death Race 2000"), Dick Miller ("Piranha") and Paul Bartel ("Hollywood Boulevard"). Based on Arkush’s own high school fantasy, the film takes place at Vince Lombardi High School -- the wildest, most rockin’ high school around. That is, until a thug of a principal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of the Ramones, the students of Vince Lombardi battle Miss Togar's iron-fisted rule and take their battle to a truly rockin’ conclusion. "Rock ’N’ Roll High School" quickly developed a devoted following after its release in and became a mainstay of the midnight movie cult circuit. As with films like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," audience members began to dress up like the cast and the Ramones for screenings. New 4K scan from the original camera negative. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New “Class Of ’79: 40 Years Of Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” featuring interviews with director/story writer Allan Arkush, co-director/story writer Joe Dante, actress P.J. Soles, screenwriter Richard Whitley, screenwriter Russ Dvonch, cinematographer Dean Cundey, editor Larry Bock, and more; audio commentary with Arkush, Mike Finnell and Richard Whitley; audio commentary with Arkush and actors Soles and Howard; audio commentary with Whitley and Dvonch; audio commentary with executive producer Corman and actress Dey Young; “Back To School: A Retrospective” with interviews from Arkush, Corman, and more; “Staying After Class” interview with Soles, Van Patten and Young; interview with Corman conducted by Leonard Maltin; interview with Arkush including a look at rare, behind-the-scenes stills; audio outtakes from The Roxy; original radio ads and TV spot; theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory).
(2018) Two-disc set with all six episodes. In Dublin, a young Nigerian girl, Esme Lukasa, is found dead at a bus stop opening an investigation into her violent death. This leads Inspector Jen Rooney and her team of detectives to a Direct Provision Centre for asylum-seekers. It is soon discovered that another girl from the center has disappeared. The police enter a murky underworld of slumlords and traffickers to find out who killed Esme and rescue the missing girl before she suffers a horrific fate. Formats: DVD. Extras: Cast and crew interviews. (Acorn Media).
(1972 -- France) Dir.: Jean-Pierre Melville; Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Michael Conrad, Riccardo Cucciolla, Jean Desailly. From Jean-Pierre Melville, the legendary director of "Bob Le Flambeur," "Le Doulos," "Le Deuxième Souffle" and "Le Cercle Rouge" comes this action-packed neo-noir. A Paris police chief (Alain Delo) discovers that his nightclub owner friend (Richard Crenna) also leads a group of bank robbers. When he's tipped off that the same robbers are planning a drug heist, the police chief races to defeat his two-faced friend. Meanwhile, the police chief has engaged in some double-crossing himself-by sharing the same woman (Catherine Deneuve) with the man he calls his friend. Melville's last film plays beautifully with all his trademark silences, grim faces and gloomy colors, featuring stunning photography by the great Walter Wottitz ("Army of Shadows," "The Train"). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by film historian Samm Deighan, interviews with Jean-Francois-Delon (Alain's brother) and Florence Gabin (Jean's daughter), "In the Mood for Melville," theatrical trailer.
(Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
(1950) In Joseph L. Mankiewicz's devastatingly witty Hollywood classic, backstage is where the real drama plays out. One night, Margo Channing (Bette Davis) entertains a surprise dressing-room visitor: her most adoring fan, the shy, wide-eyed Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). But as Eve becomes a fixture in Margo's life, the Broadway legend soon realizes that her supposed admirer intends to use her and everyone in her circle, including George Sanders's acid-tongued critic, as stepping-stones to stardom. Featuring stiletto-sharp dialogue and direction by Mankiewicz, and an unforgettable Davis in the role that revived her career and came to define it, the multiple-Oscar-winning "All About Eve" is the most deliciously entertaining film ever made about the ruthlessness of show business. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Two audio commentaries from 2010, one featuring actor Celeste Holm, director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's son Christopher Mankiewicz, and author Kenneth L. Geist; the other featuring author Sam Staggs; "All About Mankiewicz," a feature-length documentary from 1983 about the director; episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" from 1969 and 1980 featuring actors Bette Davis and Gary Merrill; new interview with costume historian Larry McQueen; "Hollywood Backstories: All About Eve," a 2001 documentary featuring interviews with Davis and others about the making of the film; documentaries from 2010 about Mankiewicz's life and career, the short story on which the film is based and its real-world inspiration, and a real-life "Sarah Siddons Society" based on the film's fictional society; radio adaptation of the film from 1951; trailer; an essay by critic Terrence Rafferty and the 1946 short story on which the film is based. (The Criterion Collection).
Angel Has Fallen
(2019) Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Danny Huston. After the events in the previous film, Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself framed for an assassination attempt on the President. Pursued by his own agency and the FBI, Banning races to clear his name and uncover the real terrorist threat which has set its sights on Air Force One. Read more about "Angel Has Fallen" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Even Angels Fall: The Story” featurette, “Someone to Watch Over Me: New Blood” featurette, “Calling All Angels: Casting” featurette, "True Faith: Authenticity” featurette, “Fight for You: Stunts and Action” featurette, “Earth Angel: Recreating DC” featurette, “Angel Declassified” three-part audio commentary with director Ric Roman Waugh. (Lionsgate).
Don't Let Go
(2019) Mykelti Williamson, David Oyelowo, Byron Mann, Shinelle Azoroh, Omar Leyva, Storm Reid. After Detective Jack Radcliff's (Oyelowo) brother's family appears to be victim of a mysterious murder, he receives a startling phone call from his niece (Reid), seemingly from the past, before the murder, and he now must unravel the mystery to change the future. Read more about "Don't Let Go" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Universal).
(1979) Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan. Throughout history, Dracula has filled the hearts of men with fear and the hearts of women with desire. In this stylish production of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror tale, Frank Langella reprises his electrifying, award-winning stage performance as the bloodthirsty Count Dracula as he goes in search of his ultimate bride. Meanwhile, the renowned and relentless vampire hunter, Professor Van Helsing (Laurence Olivier), seeks to end the dark prince’s reign of terror over the citizens of Transylvania. Featuring an all-star cast, fine direction and a superbly atmospheric score by the great John Williams, "Dracula" is an unforgettable adaptation of one of the most enduring horror legends of all time. New 4K scan of the original best available film elements.Formats: Blu-ray. Extras:Disc 1 – Desaturated color timing: New introduction by director John Badham, new "King of My Kind" interview with John Badham, new "What Sad Music" interview with writer W.D. Richter, new "Dracula’s Guest" interview with camera assistant Jim Alloway, new interview with editor John Bloom, new interview with make-up artist Peter Robb-King, new interview with hair stylist Colin Jamison, new interview with assistant director Anthony Waye, new interview with production manager Hugh Harlow, audio commentary with director John Badham, "The Revamping of Dracula" featurette. Disc 2 – Original Theatrical Color timing: New 4K scan of the original film elements, new introduction by director John Badham, new audio commentary by film historian/filmmaker Constantine Nasr, theatrical trailer, radio spots, still gallery. (Scream Factory).
(2018) Mark Dacascos, Julie Condra, Noelani Dacascos. After a plague of the undead decimates human life on earth, a former hit man (Dacascos), his wife (Condra), and daughter, Bree (Noelani Dacascos), live quietly in a survivalist compound. But when their base is attacked, a massive explosion summons a swarm of the undead. They escape and must seek out the Haven – a rumored sanctuary up north – while the father teaches his daughter to shoot, drive, and survive before time runs out. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
(2019) Alysa King, Gwenlyn Cumyn. Four people find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed's secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
Line of Duty, Series 5
(2019) Two-disc set with all six episodes of the highest-rated UK program of 2019 with more than 11 million viewers. The cop drama follows anti-corruption unit 12 (AC-12) as they investigate fellow police officers accused of corruption. Each season features a new guest lead(s). In Series 5, Stephen Graham stars as John Corbett, the ruthless leader of an organized crime group who hijacks a seized drug transport. AC-12 investigators suspect corrupt police officers of leaking information. As the body count rises, AC-12 realize they’re facing their most vicious adversary yet. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).
Line of Duty, Series 1-5 Collection
(2012-19) Eleven-disc set with all 29 episodes.
Formats: DVD. Extras: Interviews with the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted and extended scenes , behind-the-scenes featurette. (Acorn Media).
London Kills, Series 2
(2019) Two-disc set with all five episodes. The series follows a different murder each episode and an ongoing story involving the lead detective’s missing wife. The elite murder squad returns. As the detectives solve each case – skeletal remains dug up in the garden, the brutal murder of a pub landlord, a teenage au pair found dead, the double-shooting of a father and son – there’s one mystery Detective Inspector David Bradford can’t unravel. Where is his wife Sarah? As the other detectives investigate why David is lying to them about the night Sarah disappeared, they begin to think the unthinkable – did the Detective Inspector murder his wife?
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette. (Acorn Media).
(2019) Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Stefanie Scott, Chloe Perrin, Douglas Urbanski, Jennifer Esposito. David (Oldman) is a struggling blue-collar captain looking to make a better life for his family. Strangely drawn to an abandoned ship that is up for auction, David impulsively buys the boat, believing it will be his family’s ticket to happiness and prosperity. But soon after they embark on their maiden journey, strange and frightening events begin to terrorize David and his family, causing them to turn on one another and doubt their own sanity. With tensions high, the ship drifts off course, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that they are being lured to an even greater evil out at sea. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "The Making of Mary," A Family at Sea: The Cast of Mary." (RLJE Films).
(1942) Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother (Gladys Cooper), and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist (Claude Rains) gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise. Onboard, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man (Paul Henreid). Their thwarted love affair may help Charlotte break free of her mother's grip -- but will she find fulfillment as well as independence? Made at the height of Davis's reign as the queen of the women's picture and bolstered by an Oscar-winning Max Steiner score, "Now, Voyager" is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self-discovery.
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Episode of "The Dick Cavett Show" from 1971 with actor Bette Davis; interview with Paul Henreid from 1980; selected-scene commentary on the film's score by professor Jeff Smith; new interview with film critic Farran Smith Nehme on the making of the film; new interview with costume historian Larry McQueen; two radio adaptations from 1943 and 1946; an essay by scholar Patricia White and a 1937 reflection on acting by Davis. (The Criterion Collection).
(2019) Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode Rhys Ifans, Adam Bakri, Ralph Fiennes. The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Read more about "Official Secrets" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Digital. (Paramount).
(1951 -- France) A remarkable work by one of France’s first groundbreaking female filmmakers, "Olivia" easily merits rediscovery today after being neglected for nearly 70 years. Plunging the viewer – and the main character – into a true lion’s den, Jacqueline Audry (1908-1977) depicts a 19th century boarding school for young girls, one divided into two camps where all the shots, even the most underhanded, are allowed. That’s because the two mistresses of the house, Miss Julie (Edwige Feuillère) and Miss Cara (Simone Simon) are engaged in a turf war as well as a war of the heart. Competing for the affections of their students, they route passion, hatred and unexpected reversals of loyalties. "Olivia" is a truly unique film that depicts a world almost without men. For 1950s France, when homosexuality was still largely considered deviant, Audry has made a fundamentally feminist film. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Rare interview with director Jacqueline Audry, trailers. (Icarus Films).
The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volume 6
(1978-80) Directors: Friz Freleng, David H. DePatie, Art Leonardi. In the sixth and final volume of Pink Panther shorts, produced primarily for "The All New Pink Panther Show," the animators at DePatie-Freleng revisited some of the character's most hilarious and endearing situations, haunting the nightmares of his long-time "Little Man" nemesis ("Pinkologist"), performing a Chaplinesque battle of cat vs. appliance ("Pink Breakfast"), and delving into the surreal with the space opera "Star Pink" and the high-concept "String Along in Pink." The collection ends with the final short in the series, "Supermarket Pink," a clever satire of consumer culture. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford and cartoon writer William Hohauser; "Pink Links": New Featurette by Greg Ford; "Remembering Friz." (Kino Lorber Studio Classics).
Prophecy BLU-RAY DEBUT
(1979) 40th anniversary edition. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Robert Foxworth and Talia Shire star as a doctor and his wife who travel to Maine to research the impact of the lumber industry on the local environment. They begin to investigate a succession of mysterious and terrifying events: ecological freaks of nature and a series of bizarre and grisly human deaths. Something unimaginably horrible waits in the woods ... something unwittingly created by man, that will become an uncontrollable, merciless machine of destruction. Extras: New "All of Our Sins" interview with Talia Shire; new "Bearing Up" interview with actor Robert Foxworth; new "Bear and Grin It" interview with writer David Seltzer; new "Hard to Bear" interview with special make-up effects designer Tom Burman; new "Prophecy Prodigy" interview with special make-up effects artist Allan Apone; new "Beneath the Bear" interview with mime artist Tom McLoughlin; theatrical trailer; radio spots; still gallery. (Scream Factory).
Robocop (Limited Edition) and (Steelbook)
(1987) "RoboCop," from Orion Pictures, marked director Paul Verhoeven's Hollywood debut and instantly became an enduring sci-fi/action classic when it landed in theaters in the summer of 1987. Verhoeven's peerlessly exciting and kinetic visuals were matched by a sharp script, iconic cast and exceptional special effects by Rob Bottin ("The Thing") and Phil Tippett ("The Empire Strikes Back"). The film takes place in Detroit in the not-too-distant future. Heroic cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is gunned down in the line of duty, only to be resurrected as RoboCop -- a cybernetic mix of spare human parts and Motor City steel, and the latest defense against crime designed by the all-powerful OCP Corporation. As RoboCop's memories of his former life as Murphy resurface, only his ex-partner (Nancy Allen) stands beside him to fight against the vicious thugs responsible for his death, as well as a nefarious top-level OCP executive orchestrating the chaos from above. Unsurpassably thrilling, unexpectedly moving and unforgettably hilarious in equal measure, the future of law enforcement is back in a definitive Blu-ray presentation packed with hours of brand new bonus features and exclusive collectable packaging. 4K restoration from the original camera negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven. Includes director’s cut and theatrical cut of the film on two Blu-ray discs, with original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound option on both cuts. Formats: Blu-ray. Read about the bonus features here.(Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
(2018) Virginia Newcomb, Cece Kelly, Blaine Burdette. A civil war love story that is epic, moving, crazy and loaded with facts that are staggering, the film is based on Lizzie Compton, a real-life woman who fought as a man in some of the worst battles of all time. Not only did she fight – she was wounded multiple times. Compton saw considerable action during the war, serving in seven different regiments, holding the record for the most amount of reenlistments. She transferred many times, either due to her sex being revealed or her fear of being detected. She fought at the Battle of Antietam and the Battle of Gettysburg among many others. She was last shot in the shoulder outside of Green River, Kentucky, at the Battle of Tebbs Bend. While she was being treated by the surgeon, her sex was discovered. Undeterred, she returned to Green River after her recovery to join a regiment that was encamped there. Her last known whereabouts were in the mountains of Tennessee where she made her home living as man until her death. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Indican Pictures).
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
(2019) Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Laurence Fishburne, Troian Bellisario, Billy Crudup, Megan Mullally. A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. Read more about "Where’d You Go, Bernadette" in the November Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: (Fox).
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