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April 7

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Army of Shadows

(1969 -- France) The most personal film by the underworld poet Jean-Pierre Melville, who had participated in the French Resistance himself, this tragic masterpiece, based on a novel by Joseph Kessel, recounts the struggles and sacrifices of those who fought in the Resistance. Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and the incomparable Simone Signoret star as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their conception of honor in their battle against Hitler’s regime. Long underappreciated in France and unseen in the United States, the atmospheric and gripping thriller Army of Shadows is now widely recognized as the summit of Melville’s career, channeling the exquisite minimalism of his gangster films to create an unsparing tale of defiance in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, with high-definition digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Pierre Lhomme, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Alternate 2.0 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary from 2006 featuring film scholar Ginette Vincendeau; interviews from 2007 with Lhomme and editor Françoise Bonnot; on-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville, cast members, author Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters; "Jean-Pierre Melville et L’armée des ombres” (2005), a short program on the director and his film; "Le journal de la Résistance" (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines during the final days of the German occupation of France; restoration demonstration by Lhomme; trailers; an essay by critic Amy Taubin, along with (for the Blu-ray) a piece by historian Robert O. Paxton and excerpts from Rui Nogueira’s "Melville on Melville." (The Criterion Collection).


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(2019) Dir.: Tom Hooper; James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward. A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Read more about "Cats" in the April Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Making Music." "Singing Live," "Cat School," "Making Macavity,""9 Lives: The Cast of Cats," "The Dancers," "The Art of Dance," "Scaling Up," "A Director’s Journey," "A Little Magic." (Universal).

Citizen K

(2019) Oscar-winning writer-director Alex Gibney's revelatory documentary is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets were seized and following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin's two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky's story as a way to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy, in Russia and beyond. Formats: DVD. (Kino Lorber).

Dead By Dawn

(2020) Jamie Bernadette, Drew Lindsey Mitchell, Kelcey Watson, Bo Burroughs, Timothy Muskatell. A suicidal man in a remote cabin is suddenly faced with protecting a kidnapped woman from three killers and their sadistic games. Unable to contact the outside world and with night falling, he falls backs on creating traps to prevent the criminals from gaining entry. It's a fight to photo for Dolittlethe death where only the strongest will survive until dawn. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Uncork'd Entertainment).


(2020) Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard. A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets. Read more about "Dolittle" in the Aptil Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Talk to the Animals," "Robert Downey Jr. & Harry: Mentor And Mentee," "Becoming The Good Doctor," "Antonio Banderas: Pirate King," "The Wicked Dr. Müdfly," "A Most Unusual House." (Universal).

Little Women

(2019) Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, photo for Little Women /></a>Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep. Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters -- four young women each determined to live life on their own terms -- in director Greta Gerwig's modern adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott  novel. <A HREF=Read more about "Little Women" in the April Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "A New Generation of Little Women" featurette; "Making a Modern Classic" featurette; "Greta Gerwig: Women Making Art" featurette; "Hair & Make-Up Test Sequence"; "Little Women Behind the Scenes"; "Orchard House, Home of Louisa May Alcott" featurette about Louisa May Alcott's real-life Orchard House in Concord, Mass. (Sony).
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(2019) Voices of Kate Winslet, Willem Dafoe, Josh Keaton. Manou is a sweet bird who grows up believing he is a seagull like his parents. He strives to swim, fish and fly like them … but feels that he is not very gifted. To his great shock, Manou discovers that he was adopted, and is actually the offspring of the much-hated swifts! After a tragedy, Manou has to navigate the differences between swifts and seagulls, and ultimately try to find his own identity - and save his friends and family along the way. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "A Look at the Making of Swift," interview Willem Dafoe, theatrical trailer. (Shout! Kids).

April 10

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

(2019) Tells the story of the legendary trumpeter, bandleader, innovator and trend-setter who crossed musical genres and whose life was notable on and off stage. Directed by award-winning documentarian Stanley Nelson, the film features Miles’ music from live performances, studio recordings and outtakes, as well as interviews with those who knew Miles best (Quincy Jones, Santana, Wayne Shorter, etc). Pulls back the curtain of the man behind the music. The film takes an intimate look at what drove his intense, methodical approach and ravenous hunger to study all genres of music, from Baroque to classical Indian, as well as his demons, and how those elements fueled his genius and unique self-expression. Includes bonus DVD disc of live footage from the Montreux Jazz Festival. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Eagle Rock Entertainment/Universal).

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April 14

Agent Toby Barks

(2020) Voices Jon Lovitz, Dean Cain, Charlotte Ciano, Jonah Coppolelli. Is America’s greatest super-spy living in your backyard? Bret and Kate don’t think so until they learn that their beloved pet dog Toby is a secret agent working for the U.S. government. The two teen kids must join forces with their talking, fighting, computer-hacking pooch to rescue their beloved Auntie B—who’s also a spy—from a mad villain who wants to use B’s crazy inventions to rule the world. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
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Destry Rides Again

(1939) Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart ride high in this superb comedic western, both a boisterous spoof and a shining example of its genre. As the brawling, rough-and-tumble saloon singer Frenchy, Dietrich shed her exotic love-goddess image and launched a triumphant career comeback, while Stewart cemented his amiable everyman persona, in his first of many Westerns, with a charming turn as a gun-abhorring deputy sheriff who uses his wits to bring law and order to the frontier town of Bottleneck. A sparkling script, a supporting cast of virtuoso character actors, and rollicking musical numbers — delivered with unmatched bravado by the magnetic Dietrich — come together to create an irresistible, oft-imitated marvel of studio-era craftsmanship. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith; new interview with Donald Dewey, author of "James Stewart: A Biography"; illustrated audio excerpts from a 1973 oral-history interview with director George Marshall conducted by the American Film Institute; "Lux Radio Theatre" adaptation of the film from 1945, featuring actors James Stewart and Joan Blondell; an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme. (The Criterion Collection).

The Golem

(1920) Widely recognized as the source of the Frankenstein myth, the ancient Hebrew legend of the Golem provided actor-director Paul Wegener with the substance for one of the most adventurous films of the German silent cinema. Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th-century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi (Albert Steinruck) creates a giant warrior (Paul Wegener) to protect the safety of his people. When the rabbi's assistant (Ernst Deutsch) takes control of the Golem and attempts to use him for selfish gain, the lumbering monster runs rampant, abducting the rabbi's daughter (Lyda Salmonova) and setting fire to the ghetto. With its remarkable creation sequence (a dazzling blend of religion, sorcery and special effects) and the grand-scale destruction of its climax, "The Golem" was one of the greatest achievements of the legendary UFA Studios, and remains an undeniable landmark in the evolution of the horror film. 4K restoration of German release version; music by Stephen Horne; music by Admir Shkurtai; music by Lukasz "Wudec" Poleszak. U.S. release version, with music by Cordula Heth. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas, comparison of German and U.S. release versions. (Kino Classics).
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Just Mercy

(2019) Brie Larson, Rafe Spall, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Tim Blake Nelson. World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner. Read more about "Just Mercy" in the April Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: TBA. (Warner).


(2018) Cayt Feinics, Joel D. Wynkoop, Briana Wyman. A group of friends break into an abandoned house for a weekend of partying only to discover a mad scientist in hiding ... who just happens to need subjects to try out his new monster-making formula. When some of that serum turns one of the group into a hungry, murderous were-beast, all hell breaks loose and everyone is on the menu. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Behind-the-scenes featurette, making-of Featurette, short film: "Fleshflower." (Wild Eye Releasing/Music Video Distributors).

Raiga: God of the Monsters

(2009 -- Japan) Yukijiro Hotaru, Ryan Davies, Manami Enosawa. Global warming leads to excessive melting of the southern polar ice cap, disrupting Earth's ecosystem. The receding ice brings long dormant ancient sea creatures back to life, monsters that set their sights on Japan. Among the kaiju is an enormous sea beast the locals refer to as the legendary Raiga. The monster attacks the city of Asakusa, bringing death and destruction as he tramples building and lays waste to the military. Can Raiga be stopped, or will all of Japan be destroyed by his fury? Formats: DVD. Extras: Trailers, TV commercial, "making-of" featurette (in Japanese). (SRS Cinema/Music Video Distributors).

The Righteous Gemstones: The Complete First Season

(2019) Two-disc set with all nine episodes of the series that centers on the Gemstones, a celebrity televangelist family behind a popular megachurch that is also a major money-making enterprise. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone children, who sees himself as a maverick in the ministry game but, as the series begins, receives a blackmail video that could put his reputation at risk. Getting caught up in the hunt for the blackmail culprits are Jesse’s sister Judy (Edi Patterson), who is secretly “living in sin” with her fiancé and dreams of escaping the Gemstone compound, and Jesse’s youngest sibling Kelvin (Adam Devine), a pseudo-hipster who always finds a way to get under his brother’s skin. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Invitation to the Set" featurette. (Warner).
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(2020) Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Gunner Wright. Thriller follows a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear. Read more about "Underwater" in the April Calendar.Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Blu-ray extras: Alternate ending; deleted scene; six extended scenes; two featurettes: "Real Bunny Montage" and "Making Underwater"; commentary. (Fox).

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April 21

Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection Box Set

For the first time ever, experience the complete legacy of writer-producer-director Al Adamson, with 31 remastered films on 14 Blu-ray discs, plus the award-winning documentary "Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson." Adamson’s oeuvre spans a wild beyond-belief world of bloody brains, vicious cowboys, naughty nurses, decrepit actors, sexy stewardesses, mad scientists, brutal bikers, Blaxploitation mayhem, kung fu killers and “scenes so SICK the Movies could never show them before!” The life and career of B-movie maverick Adamson – known for such low budget classics as "Satan's Sadists," "Dracula vs. Frankenstein" and The Naughty Stewardesses (as well as his own grisly 1995 murder) – reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history. Films Included:"Angels’ Wild Women," "Black Heat," "Black Samurai," "Blazing Stewardesses," "Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death Of Al Adamson," "Blood Of Dracula’s Castle," "Blood Of Ghastly Horror," "Brain Of Blood," "Carnival Magic," "Cinderella 2000," "Death Dimension," "Dracula Vs. Frankenstein," "Dracula’s Castle," "Five Bloody Graves," "Girls For Rent," "Half Way To Hell," "Hell’s Bloody Devils," "Horror Of The Blood Monsters," "Jessi’s Girls," "Lost," "Mean Mother," "Nurse Sherri," "Nurses For Sale," "Psycho A-Go-Go," "Satan’s Sadists," "Sunset Cove," "The Dynamite Brothers," "The Fakers," "The Female Bunch," "The Fiend With The Electric Brain," "The Naughty Stewardesses," "Uncle Tom’s Cabin." In a limited, numbered edition release of only 2000 units. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Dozens of trailers, featurettes, commentaries, outtakes and more. A 126-page booklet containing an in-depth analysis of all the films, illustrated throughout with rare stills. (Severin Films).
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Blood & Flesh: The Real Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson

(2010) "Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor," screamed the 1995 headlines read around the world. But the truth behind the wild life of Al Adamson -- including the production of such low budget classics as "Satan's Sadists," "Dracula vs. Frankenstein" and "The Naughty Stewardesses" -- and his grisly death reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history. Told through over 40 first-person recollections from friends, family, colleagues and historians -- plus rare clips and archival interviews with Adamson himself -- this documentary is the award-winning chronicle of bikers, go-go dancers, porn stars, aging actors, freak-out girls, Charles Manson, Colonel Sanders, alien conspiracies and homicidal contractors. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Beyond This Earth" promo reel, trailer, bonus film "The Female Bunch," "The Bunch Speaks Out" featurette, "The Female Bunch" trailers. (Severin Films).

Carnival Magic

(1981) Al Adamson’s (see above) first children’s movie, a delightful tale of alcoholism, domestic violence, a talking chimp with a brassiere fetish, vivisection, suicide, "The Freak-Out Girl" Regina Carrol – in her final performance – flaunting an array of skintight/low-cut outfits, and not a single role for children. Don Stewart and Joe Cirillo co-star in the infamous ‘80s oddity that has been hailed as “Possibly the worst kiddie movie ever made.” Scanned from the only surviving pre-print 35mm elements. Includes his last complete feature, the Sandra Dee starrer "Lost" that reveals Aldamson's bizarre kiddie matinee legacy. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "A Boom to Science" critical appreciation by Zack Carlson and Lars Nilsen; audio commentary with producer Elvin Feltner; outtakes; TV Spot; trailer; "The Happy Hobo" rushes for a promo from unproduced Adamson kids film; "Lost" trailer. (Severin Films).
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The Cremator

(1969 -- Czechoslovakia) Czechoslovak New Wave iconoclast Juraj Herz’s terrifying, darkly comic vision of the horrors of totalitarian ideologies stars a supremely chilling Rudolf Hrušínský as the pathologically morbid Karel Kopfrkingl, a crematorium manager in 1930s Prague who believes fervently that death offers the only true relief from human suffering. When he is recruited by the Nazis, Kopfrkingl’s increasingly deranged worldview drives him to formulate his own shocking final solution. Blending the blackest of gallows humor with disorienting expressionistic flourishes — queasy point-of-view shots, distorting lenses, jarring quick cuts—the controversial, long-banned masterpiece ."The Cremator" is one of cinema’s most trenchant and disturbing portraits of the banality of evil. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: High-definition digital transfer of "The Junk Shop," director Juraj Herz’s 1965 debut short film; short documentary from 2011 featuring Herz visiting filming locations and recalling the production of T"he Cremator"; new interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova about the style of the film; documentary from 2017 about composer Zdenek Liška featuring Herz, filmmakers Jan Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers, and others; interview with actor Rudolf Hrušínský from 1993; trailer; an essay by film scholar Jonathan Owen. (The Criterion Collection).

The Curse of the Werewolf Collector's Edition Blu-ray

(1961) Directed by legendary horror filmmaker Terence Fisher ("Horror of Dracula," "The Curse Of Frankenstein"), this Hammer horror classic stars Clifford Evans ("The Kiss of the Vampire"), Oliver Reed ("Gladiator"), Yvonne Romain ("The Last of Sheila"), and Catherine Feller ("The Little World of Don Camillo"). The atmospheric tale of terror stars Reed as the orphan of a maniacal beggar and a mute girl. From his birth to young manhood, he discovers a horrible secret. Try as he may, the cursed man is unable to deny the dark force within him. When the moon is full, he becomes an uncontrollable, seemingly unstoppable killer incapable of distinguishing between friend and foe. Spectacular makeup effects and beautifully photographed 19th-century European locales heighten the suspense of this classic tale of horror. In a new 4K scan of the original film elements. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary with actress Yvonne Romain, special makeup effects artist Mike Hill and composer Leslie Bricusse; new audio commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr; new "The Men Who Made Hammer – Roy Ashton"; new "Serial Killer – Benjamin Frankel, Serialism and The Curse of the Werewolf"; "The Making of The Curse of the Werewolf," including interviews with actors Catherine Feller and Yvonne Romain, Mike Hill, art director Don Mingaye, art department member Margaret Robinson and filmmaker Jimmy Sangster; "Lycanthropy: The Beast in All of Us"; "Censoring the Werewolf"; theatrical trailer; "Trailers From Hell" with commentary by filmmaker John Landis; radio spot; still gallery. (Scream Factory).
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The Gentlemen

(2019) Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong. An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Read more about "The Gentlemen" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Best Gentlemanly Quips," "Glossary of Cannabis," "Behind the Scenes of The Gentlemen," photo gallery. (Universal).

Infinity Train: Book One

(2019) Single disc with all 10 of the episodes of Cartoon Network’s mysterious and critically acclaimed series. Join Tulip on a mind-bending journey aboard the mysterious Infinity Train, alongside her companions Atticus, the canine king of Corginia, and One-One, a robot with dueling personalities. With puzzles and perils awaiting them in every car, and the relentless Steward on their trail, will Tulip ever find a way off the train and return home? Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Animatics, Infinity Train gallery, commentary, the mix of the final episode, "The Train 4" documentaries. (Warner).
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Ip Man 4: The Finale

(2019 -- China) Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Kwok-Kwan Chan, Vanness Wu. The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the local martial arts community by opening a Wing Chun school. Read more about "Ip Man 4: The Finale" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of" featurette. (Well Go USA).

The Love of Jeanne Ney

(1927) Edith Jehanne, Fritz Rasp, Brigitte Helm, Uno Henning. An epic of the Weimar cinema, "The Love of Jeanne Ney" follows a young French woman's struggle for happiness amid the political turbulence and corruption of post-World War I Europe. A tour-de-force for director G.W. Pabst ("Diary of a Lost Girl," "Pandora's Box"), the silent film blends a variety of cinematic approaches as it weaves its complex narrative of moral chaos and political upheaval: the American Style, evocative of the Hollywood studio blockbuster; the avant-garde techniques of Soviet montage; as well as the eerie moving camerawork and shadowy perspectives typical of German Expressionism. The result is a stunning cinematic experiment that never fails to surprise the viewer as it races towards its exhilarating conclusion. Restored German release version with music adapted and orchestrated by Bernd Thewes; U.S. release version with music by Andrew Earle Simpson. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Eddy von Mueller. (Kino Classics).
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The Turning

(2020) Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, Mark Huberman, Karen Egan. A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents' deaths. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw." Read more about "The Turning" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Alternate ending, deleted scenes, "Behind The Turning." (Universal).

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April 28

Arrow: The Eighth and Final Season

(2019-20) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Following the arrival of The Monitor, Oliver Queen left his home, his family, and his team behind to take on his most challenging battle yet, knowing the cost may be his life. But this time it’s not just his city he’s seeking to protect – it’s the entire multiverse! Oliver’s quest will send him on a journey where he is forced to confront the ultimate question: what is the true cost of being a hero? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Best of DC TV's Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019." "Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye" broadcast special, deleted scenes. A limited edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Events: "Crisis on Infinite Earthsepisodes," will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. (Warner).

Arrow: The Complete Series

(2012-2019) Thirty-eight disc DVD set for $169.99; 31-disc Blu-ray set for $189.99. (Warner).

The Grand Budapest Hotel

(2014) Wes Anderson brings his dry wit and visual inventiveness to this exquisite caper set amid the old-world splendor of Europe between the World Wars. At the opulent Grand Budapest Hotel, the concierge M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) and his young protégé Zero (Tony Revolori) forge a steadfast bond as they are swept up in a scheme involving the theft of a priceless photo for 
The Grand Budapest HotelRenaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — while around them, political upheaval consumes the continent. Meticulously designed, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a breathless picaresque and a poignant paean to friendship and the grandeur of a vanished world, performed with panache by an all-star ensemble that includes F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary featuring Anderson, filmmaker Roman Coppola, and actor Jeff Goldblum; selected-scene storyboard animatics; The Making of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a new documentary about the film; new interviews with the cast and crew; video essays from 2015 and 2020 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz and film scholar David Bordwell; behind-the-scenes, special-effects, and test footage; trailer; two pieces by critic Richard Brody and (with the Blu-ray) a double-sided poster and other ephemera. (The Criterion Collection)
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Me and You and Everyone We Know

(2005) With this compassionate, startling comedy that could have come from no other artistic sensibility, the brilliant Miranda July reveals a world both familiar and strange — an original vision of creativity, sexuality, childhood, and loneliness through a series of braided vignettes around a pair of potential lovers: Richard, a newly single shoe salesman and father of two (John Hawkes), and Christine, a lonely video artist and “Eldercab” driver (July). While they take hesitant steps toward romance, Richard’s sons follow their own curiosity toward their first sexual experiences, online and in real life, venturing into uncharted territories in their attempts to connect with others. Playful and profoundly transgressive, "Me and You and Everyone We Know" is a poetic look at the tortuous routes we take to intimacy in an isolating world, and the moments of magic and redemption that unite us. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with high-definition digital master, approved by director Miranda July, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New documentary about July’s artistic beginnings and the development of her debut feature; "Open to the World," a new documentary by July about the 2017 interfaith charity shop and participatory artwork she created in collaboration with Artangel; "July Interviews July: Deauville, 2005," a discovery from July’s archives, newly edited; six scenes from the 2003 Sundance Directors Lab, where July workshopped the film, with commentary by July; "The Amateurist "(1998) and "Nest of Tens" (2000), short films by July; several films from July’s "Joanie 4 Jackie" project, and a documentary about the program; trailer; essays by artist Sara Magenheimer and novelist Lauren Groff. (The Criterion Collection).

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

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