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American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules

(2020) Madison Pettis, Lizze Broadway, Piper Curda, Natasha Behnam, Darren Barnet. It’s senior year at East Great Falls and four teens -- Annie, Kayla, Michelle and Stephanie -- decide to finally harness their girl power and band together to get what they want from their last year of high school. The boys won’t know what hit them when these sassy sweethearts begin calling the shots with wild parties, sexy adventures and a Stifler. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Universal).

B: The Beginning - Season One

(2018) All 12 episodes of this gripping, character-driven crime procedural uniquely blends the visual marvel of anime, dystopian sci-fi supernatural fantasy, and gritty mystery narrative in equal measures. The tiny city-state of Cremona has been shocked by a string of gruesome murders. As only vicious killers are being targeted, and from an enigmatic mark left at each crime scene, people call this mysterious executioner, "Killer B." When former detective Keith Kazama Flick is called back on duty after an eight-year-long hiatus, a new team assembles at the Royal Investigation Service with the purpose of putting an end to the bloodshed. But Keith appears burdened by too many ghosts from his past. And as much greater and ominous scheme starts emerging, he will need to come to terms with them all. Series presentation in the original Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Pilot film that inspired the Netflix series, "Clean Opening - Clean Ending," interview with creator Kazuto Nakazawa, mini-poster, two art cards. A limited-edition ultimate collection adds a 160-page hardback book (a comprehensive series bible, packed with information about every element of B: The Beginning's world and story, taking fans behind the scenes of its production with staff interviews, character designs, background artwork, location information and more, original soundtrack on CD (featuring 21 tracks, including the previously unreleased "Farewell to the Black-winged King"), an extra art card, all housed in a visually striking slipcase. (Shout! Factory).


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Balthazar, Series 2

(2019 -- France) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes of the darkly charming French forensic procedural. Tomer Sisley plays the eccentric but endearing forensic pathologist Raphaël Balthazar, who uses unconventional methods with a shrewd sense of humor and has a knack for uncovering the secrets of the dead. But there's one case that continues to haunt him -- the murder of his wife over a decade ago. One of the 10 highest-rated dramas in France, this season Balthazar and Chief Inspector Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles) face a week-old body found among corpses from the Middle Ages, a man who died from a new strain of the bubonic plague, a triple homicide during a camping trip, and more. The relationship between Balthazar and Bach is also starting to evolve. Between a new romance for him, marital problems for her, as well as intimacy and tensions, the duo is tested more than ever before as the investigation into the death of Lise, Balthazar’s wife who was murdered over 12 years ago, takes a turn. They embark on a hunt for the culprit to prevent him from gaining new victims. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

Before the Fire

(2020) Jenna Lyng Adams, Jackson Davis, Ryan Vigilant, Charles Hubbell. As a global pandemic engulfs Los Angeles, rising TV star Ava Boone (Jenna Lyng Adams) is forced to flee the mounting chaos and return to her rural hometown. As she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her homecoming attracts a dangerous figure from her past -- threatening both her and the family that serves as her only sanctuary. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Dark Sky Films).
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The Blue Eyes

(2012 -- Mexico) Zachary Booth, Allison Case, Ofelia Medina.While vacationing in Chiapas, an American couple finds their lives turned upside down after an encounter with a mysterious Mayan shape-shifter. Karen Fisher (Case) and Paul Henderson (Booth), a young American couple, travels to Chiapas, Mexico for vacation. While there, they have a run-in with Yaxte (Medina), a mysterious shape-shifting witch. Soon, the couple is beset by stray dogs, hallucinations, fevers, nightmares and earthly temptations, and a wedge is driven deep between them. Can the couple escape their strange encounters with the supernatural? Are the sins of their forbears to blame for a terrifying Mayan curse? Formats: DVD, Digital. (IndiePix Films).

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!

(2020) Voices of Melissa Rauch, Max Greenfield and George Lopez. It's been 10 years since the creation of the Great Truce, an elaborate joint-species surveillance system designed and monitored by cats and dogs to keep the peace when conflicts arise. But when a tech-savvy parrot villain hacks into wireless networks to use frequencies only heard by cats and dogs, he manipulates them into conflict, and the worldwide battle between cats and dogs is back on. Now, a team of inexperienced and untested agents will have to use their old-school animal instincts to restore order and peace between cats and dogs everywhere. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Animal Charades: Making Cats & Dogs 3," "Cast Reveals All: Deep Animal Thoughts," gag reel. (Warner).

The Deeper You Dig

(2019) Themes of family, loss and survival intersect on the thin line that separates the living from the dead in the latest feature written, directed by and starring filmmaking family the Adams Family (Knuckle Jack, Rumblestrips). Bogus tarot card reader Ivy (Toby Poser) and her teenage daughter Echo (Zelda Adams) are an unconventional but loving mother/daughter team. But when reclusive Kurt (John Adams) moves in down the road, a tragic accident results in Echo's murder, causing three lives to collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt believes he can hide his secret beneath the earth - but Echo, refusing to accept death, burrows into his head until he can feel her in his bones. As she haunts his every move, trying photo for The Deeper You Digto reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won't stay buried. A dark, unsettling meditation on grief, survival and the brittle barrier that separates the living from the dead, this limited double-disc edition pairs "The Deeper You Dig" with John Adams' earlier feature "The Hatred," making for a compelling double bill of original, independent horror. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Reversible sleeve featuring two exclusive choices of artwork; double-sided fold-out poster; limited edition illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Neil Mitchell; DISC ONE – THE DEEPER YOU DIG: Audio commentary by writers-directors-stars Toby Poser and John Adams; "At Home with the Adams Family," an exclusive, in-depth interview with the trio of filmmakers; "It’s in the Blood: The Family in the Horror Genre," an exclusive visual essay by critic Anton Bitel exploring the theme of family in "The Deeper You Dig" and the Adams Family’s broader filmography; special effects breakdown with commentary by Trey Lindsay; FrightFest TV interview with the Adams Family; Hellbender music videos; theatrical trailer; image gallery. DISC TWO – THE HATRED: Kid Kalifornia music videos. (Arrow Video).

The Devil to Pay

(2019) Danielle Deadwyler, Catherine Dyer, Jayson Warner Smith, Brad Carter, Luce Rains. After the disappearance of her husband, Lemon, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community, must repay her husband’s debt to the oldest family on the mountain and their murderous biscuit-making matriarch in order to save her young son’s life. Armed with only her wits and tenacity, Lemon must unravel the mysteries her husband left behind or lose everything she’s ever loved. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Uncork'd Entertainment).
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Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

(2020 -- Japan) Animated adventure takes place five years after the events of “Digimon Adventure tri,” the six-part film series released in 2015. Now on the cusp of adulthood, Tai and his DigiDestined friends discover that with age their bonds with each of their Digimon will ultimately break. How does it end for Tai, Agumon and the others? Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Final Evolution: Remembering 20 Years of Digimon Adventure." (Toei Animation and Shout! Factory).

Double Cross

(2020) Two-disc set with six episodes. They are brother and sister — twins that share an unbreakable bond and are deadly to anyone who crosses their path. When a sex trafficking ring that’s taken over Dr. Erica’s hospital emergency room starts kidnapping little girls, Eric and Erica can’t just sit back and allow that injustice in their neighborhood. Haunted by their past, the twins set down a path of their unique brand of vigilante justice. But the police already have eyes on the siblings and are just one step away from taking them down. Don’t call them criminals. Don’t call them heroes. And don’t get on their bad side. Formats: DVD. (UMC).

Drop Dead Gorgeous BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1999) The Sarah Rose American Teen Princess Pageant is a beauty contest to die for. And that’s exactly what the contestants in Mount Rose, Minnesota, are doing. Ever since the vivacious-but-vicious former beauty queen Gladys Leeman (Kirstie Alley) started pushing her charm-challenged daughter, Rebecca (Denise Richards), to win at all costs, the competition has been dropping like flies. Between exploding tractors and deadly hunting accidents, it’s a wonder the top challenger, poor Amber (Kirsten Dunst), has the courage to keep her tap shoes on. But after Amber’s mother (Ellen Barkin) is injured in a suspicious trailer-park-beauty-shop bombing, Amber is determined to fight to the finish – and the battle between the good and the bad is about to get ugly. (Warner Archive).

Eli Roth's History of Horror Season 1

(2018) Seven episode documentary series directed and hosted by Award-winning horror film director Eli Roth ("Cabin Fever") features interviews with a who’s who of horror movies and television, including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie, Linda Blair, Slash, Robert Englund, Tippi Hedren, Haley Joel Osment, Elijah Wood and David Arquette. Roth brings together the masters of horror -- the storytellers and stars who define the genre -- to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode takes viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the years and examines the genre's impact on society as well as delving into how horror maintains its fan base and why audiences are addicted to fear. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Five featurettes and extended interviews with King, Edgar Wright, Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Roger Corman, John Landis and Joe Dante. (RLJE Films).

Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!

(2020) All-new original animated film. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us. With fake monsters and candy galore, Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanterns, and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).
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Invincible Dragon

(2019 -- Hong Kong) When a brilliant but trigger-happy detective (played by martial arts powerhouse Max Zhang) is outsmarted by a serial killer, he pays a high price for his momentary lapse in judgment. Robbed of both his fiancée and his job, he soon spirals out of control and goes back to what he knows best: fighting. Unbeknownst to him, a serendipitous reunion with an old rival (Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva) may be the key to unlocking the truth about his fiancée’s disappearance — and to apprehending the killer. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Well Go USA).

The Pale Door

(2020) Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Noah Segan, Stan Shaw, Bill Sage. The Dalton gang finds shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south. Seeking help for their wounded leader, they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town’s square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "The Making of The Pale Door," filmmaker commentary, "editing The Pale Door." (RLJE Films).

Pierrot le fou

(1965 -- France) Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeois world behind. Yet this is no normal road trip: the 10th feature in six years by genius auteur Jean-Luc Godard is a stylish mash-up of anticonsumerist satire, au courant politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, “the last romantic couple.” With blissful color imagery by cinematographer Raoul Coutard photo for Pierrot le fouand Belmondo and Karina at their most animated, "Pierrot le fou" is one of the high points of the French New Wave, and was Godard’s last frolic before he moved ever further into radical cinema. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Interview with actor Anna Karina from 2007; a “Pierrot Primer," a video essay from 2007 written and narrated by filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin; "Godard, l’amour, la poésie," a 50-minute French documentary from 2007, directed by Luc Lagier, about director Jean-Luc Godard and his work and marriage with Karina; excerpts of interviews from 1965 with Godard, Karina, and actor Jean-Paul Belmondo; trailer; an essay by critic Richard Brody, along with (Blu-ray only) a 1969 review by Andrew Sarris and a 1965 interview with Godard. (The Criterion Collection).

Save Yourselves

(2020) Sunita Mani, John Reynolds. A young Brooklyn couple (Mani and Reynolds) heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes; blooper reel; feature commentary with director-writer Alex Huston Fischer and director-writer Eleanor Wilson. (Universal).
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The 2nd

(2020) Ryan Phillippe, Jack Griffo, Samaire Armstrong, Casper Van Dien, William Katt, Richard Burgi, William McNamara, Jennifer Wenger. Secret-service agent Vic Davis (Phillippe) is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Shawn (Griffo), from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. The daughter of a Supreme Court Justice is the target and this armed faction will stop at nothing to kidnap her. Vic quickly realizes that there’s no one coming to rescue them and must now use his entire set of skills to save her and his son from an incredibly dangerous and lethal situation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Universal).

The Secret Garden

(2020) Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson, Isis Davis, Maeve Dermody. Set in a new time period in 1947 England, on the eve of Partition in India, and in the aftermath of WWII in Britain, the film follows Mary Lennox (Egerickx), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven photo for The Secret Garden(Firth) on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst), who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor: A magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever. Based on the famous children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Characters" featurette; "Concept to Reality" featurette; "Page to Screen"; trailer. (Universal).

The Shade Shepherd

(2019) Randy Spence, Jordon Hodges, Caroline Newton, Brett Baker. Set in Indiana in 1987, Pike Ables (Spence) is charged with a murder he can’t remember in the midst of heroin withdrawal. Now, he must make a decision: go to jail or head for the Canadian border to start a new life. His only hope is his younger brother, Jack (Hodges), a frustrated psychiatrist and soon-to-be father who is ready to leave everything behind -- including his pregnant wife -- to try and save him. But things aren’t as they seem when the brothers try to navigate out of the darkness and into the light. With no food or drugs, and only a few wet cigarettes, the two embark on a journey that tests the meaning of love, family, forgiveness, life and death. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Indiecan Pictures).
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The Soul of the Midnight Special

In the period between American Bandstand and MTV, there were several shows that tried to bring new music to television, but it wasn't until "The Midnight Special" premiered on August 19, 1972, that live music found a home on the air. Burt Sugarman, producer of Grammy Awards telecasts, was frustrated by television's lack of programming after "The Tonight Show" ended -- the screen reverting to test patterns at 1:00 a.m.. Recognizing this valuable airtime could cater to a brand-new audience that craved its latest musical heroes, he created "The Midnight Special," which ran every Friday night on NBC from 1972 to 1981. The 70s was a special time for soul music and "The Midnight Special" truly had an affinity for the genre. Week after week, home audiences would have virtual front row seats for performances by the greatest soul performers of the time including Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire, Patti LaBelle, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Spinners, The O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, The Stylistics, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight and The Pips, James Brown, Barry White, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & the Family Stone and so many more. The Midnight Special was the only show where you could see real live performances week after week. This five-DVD set features more than 70 historic live performances, many of which have never been available before. Formats: DVD. Read more here (Time Life).

Spindrift’s Haunted West

(2020) A whiskey-soaked psychedelic spaghetti western visual tour-de-force that brings viewers photo for Spindrift’s Haunted West a unique, peyote inspired look into the cult band – Spindrift. Known for their love of westerns, drugs and alternative lifestyles, this full length musical takes you behind the curtain of madness and into the Haunted West of yore. Spindrift is an American psychedelic rock band heavily influenced by The Doors, Hawkwind, Bruce Haack, and Chrome. Spindrift's early influences shifted when they started touring for Ghost of the West with songs that consisted of variations of early golden era singing cowboy tunes and originals. After meeting up with filmmaker Burke Roberts, new styles and instrumentation were brought in and the exploration of Western themed alternative music was born. This documentary follows the band as they perform songs and tour the world’s most famous Ghost towns including many of the destinations that were thought unreachable and roads and conditions that were downright hazardous. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Indican Picture).

Star Trek: Picard - Season One

(2020) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Patrick Stewart reprises his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past. The new series follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (CBS/Paramount).

Still Here

(2020) Johnny Whitworth, Maurice McRae, Zazie Beetz, Afton Williamson, Larry Pine. A New York journalist who gets assigned the story of a missing African-American young girl risks his career and takes the matter into his own hands trying to find her. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Breaking Glass Pictures).

Tales From the Hood 3

(2020) Tony Todd, Lynn Whitfield, Cooper Huckabee, Jaime M. Callica, London Brown, Stephanie Sy, John B. Lowe, Natasha Burnett. The next installment of the ground-breaking "Tales from the Hood" franchise. This all-new anthology contains four terrifying tales that will scare and thrill with horrifying twists and social commentary. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Universal).
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The Tax Collector

(2020) Bobby Soto, Cinthya Carmona, Shia LaBeouf. A crime thriller set on the streets of Los Angeles. Family man David (Soto) and his longtime partner, Creeper (LaBeouf), are "tax collectors" for the crime lord Wizard, meaning they collect his cut from the profits of local gangs' illicit dealings. But when Wizard's old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (RLJ Entertainment).

To Your Last Death

(2020) A blood-splattered, timewarped animated family drama. After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her father to punish his children, Miriam receives an offer from a supernatural entity to go back in time and try again. Now, Miriam must survive both her father's blood lust and the Gamemaster's ever-changing rules to save her siblings as photo for To Your Last Deathshe relives the worst night of her life. Formats: Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Each Blu-ray purchase will come with a redemption code to over four hours of digital extras, including: an audio commentary with director Jason Axinn; a Zoom panel with Axinn, star Dani Lennon and others; an interview with star William Shatner; interviews and behind-the-scenes with stars Morena Baccarin, Ray Wise, Bill Moseley, Dani Lennon and Florence Hartigan; a behind-the-scenes reel; comic con panels; an animation demo with lead animator Mohammad Ali Sharifpour; unused artwork and animation; crowdfunding highlights; featurettes on the development of the film. (Quiver Distribution).

The Wonderland

(2019 -- Japan) On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. Though things seem peaceful on the surface, he reveals this world is in danger and as the destined Goddess of the Green Wind, it is Akane’s responsibility to bring back the rain and save this world from the terror know as Zan-Gu. Joining Akane on her journey is Pipo, an alchemist in training, and her adventurous Aunt Chii. "The Wonderland" is based on Sachiko Kashiwaba’s celebrated children’s book Chikashitru Kara no Fushigi na Tabi ("Strange Journey from the Basement"). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: “Our Wonderland” cast interview; “Mayu Matsuoka’s Amazing Adventure”' audio commentary with character designer & concept artist Ilya Kuvshinov and Eleven Arts’ Chris Platt and Amelie Khuat. (Eleven Arts/Shout! Factory).

World War 4

(2019 -- New Zealand, US) Graham Vincent, Morgan Bradley, Frederick Dodson, Derek Good, Timothy Itayi. A series of escalating incidents in Korea and the Middle East lead to greater and greater conflict, placing the superpowers at one another's throats. Armies march, bombs rain down, soldiers storm the beaches. One family is caught up in the ever-growing conflict. Can they survive? Formats: DVD, VOD. (Midnight Releasing).

Yummy

(2019 -- Belgium) Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon, Clara Cleymans. While waiting for his girlfriend to come out of surgery, Michael stumbles upon a terrified young woman, gagged and strapped to an operating table; she is the result of an experimental rejuvenation treatment. Offering to help her escape, he removes her restraints but soon realizes he’s just unleashed a virus that will turn the entire hospital into a zone of bloodthirsty zombies. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of Yummy." (RLJE Films).



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Bad Mothers

(2019) Two-disc set with all eight episodes of the alluring Aussie murder mystery that explores the underbelly of modern motherhood through the prism of four very different women as they juggle life’s big issues: love, family, careers, infidelity … and murder. Sarah’s seemingly perfect life as a local GP, loving wife and doting mother comes crashing down the moment she discovers her husband Anton is having an affair with her best friend Charlotte. Suddenly, Charlotte turns up dead, and Anton is arrested for her murder. As Sarah’s life spirals out of control, she finds unlikely support from a ragtag group of mums called “The Bad Mothers Club.” Sarah finds herself drawn into the chaotic worlds of her new friends: Danielle, the outgoing mum who needs more in her life; Bindy, the wild child party mum; and Maddie, the fierce mum battling with a difficult child and an acrimonious custody battle. There’s just one thing stopping Sarah from leaving the mess of her old life behind her: Anton swears he’s innocent. Now Sarah will have to add "detective" to her already lengthy list of jobs if she is to clear her husband’s name. Formats: DVD. (Sundance Now).

Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World

(2018) Documentary follows the rise of the collective known as Bellingcat, a group of online researchers – all private citizens – dedicated to exposing the truth behind controversial news stories from around the world. From the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine to the poisoning of a Russian spy in England, the Bellingcat team’s quest for truth brings clarity and accountability to our era of fake news and alternative facts. Bellingcat uses cutting-edge digital techniques and crowdsourcing to create a faster, more innovative approach than traditional journalism. For the first time, the group gave exclusive access to filmmakers – allowing us to see the inner workings as they demonstrate the power of open source investigation and put networks, newspapers and governments to the test. Formats: DVD. (First Run Features).
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Broil

(2020) Jonathan Lipnicki, Avery Konrad, Lochlyn Munro & Timothy V. Murphy. After a violent incident with a school nemesis, 17-year-old Chance Sinclair (Konrad) is sent to live with her draconian grandfather (Timothy V. Murphy) at his lavish estate, where she soon uncovers a dangerous ancient family secret. Suddenly caught between warring factions of the family, her only hope for survival may well come from a killer-for-hire (Lipnicki) with a fortuitous stroke of culinary genius. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Well Go USA).

Carmilla

(2019 -- UK) Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires. This atmospheric, eerie coming-of-age tale is inspired by the 1872 Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, who crafted the story of "Carmilla" 25 years before Bram Stoker put the supernatural story of Count Dracula on the page. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette; Bonus Short Film -- "Three Towers," directed by Jonathan Bentovim and Emily Harris, Italian with English subtitles: A couple's daily routine on their farm is shattered after a chance meeting with a Scottish tourist who tells them about two buildings that have just collapsed in New York. (Film Movement).
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Claudine

(1974) Diahann Carroll is radiant in an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance as Claudine, a strong-willed single mother, raising six kids in Harlem, whose budding relationship with a gregarious garbage collector (an equally fantastic James Earl Jones) is stressed by the difficulty of getting by in an oppressive system. As directed by the formerly blacklisted leftist filmmaker John Berry, this romantic comedy with a social conscience deftly balances warm humor with a serious look at the myriad issues -- from cycles of poverty to the indignities of the welfare system -- that shape its characters’ realities. The result is an empathetic chronicle of both black working-class struggle and black joy, a bittersweet, bighearted celebration of family and community set to a sunny soul soundtrack composed by Curtis Mayfield and performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary from 2003 featuring actors Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, filmmaker George Tillman Jr. and Dan Pine, son of screenwriters Lester Pine and Tina Pine; new conversation on the film between filmmaker Robert Townsend and programmer Ashley Clark; illustrated audio excerpts from a 1974 AFI Harold Lloyd Master Seminar featuring Carroll; an essay by critic Danielle A. Jackson. (The Criterion Collection).

DC Showcase -- Batman: Death in the Family

(2020) Five fascinating tales from the iconic DC canon, anchored by an extended version of 1988's "Batman: Death in the Family." This version is Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s first-ever venture into interactive storytelling that allows fans to choose where the story goes through an innovative navigation guided by the viewer’s remote control -- offering many different ways for viewers to tell the story, with numerous twists and turns in the middle, and several possible endings. In the new animated presentation, the infamous murder of Batman protégé Jason Todd will be undone, and the destinies of Batman, Robin and The Joker will play out in shocking new ways as viewers make multiple choices to control the story. Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s portfolio, the 2019-2020 series of shorts – which have been individually included on DC Universe Movies releases since Summer 2019 – include: "Sgt. Rock," "Adam Strange," "Death" and "The Phantom Stranger." Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: Commentaries. (Warner). Read more here.

Death Laid an Egg – Special Edition

(1968 -- Italy) Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin, Gina Lollobrigida. A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill as jealousy becomes more prevalent on the farm. Trintignant stars as a married man and suspected serial killer,Lollobrigida as is his delectable yet overly domineering careerist wife, and Swedish blonde bombshell Ewa Aulin is his murderous double-crossing mistress in this mystery thriller. This Special Edition includes the Director’s Cut, alongside the alternate International giallo “Plucked” version, both in fully restored 2K HD transfers. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Director’s Cut audio commentary by Troy Howarth (author of "So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films Vol. 1, 2, 3") and Nathaniel Thompson (author of "DVD Delirium" and founder of Mondo Digital); review by Italian critic Antonio Bruschini; "Giulio Questi: The Outsider" the last interview with the director; "Doctor Schizo and Mister Phrenic" (2002) short film by Giulio Questi; English and Italian language trailers; reversible sleeve with original Italian poster; slipcase limited to the first 2000 copies printed with fluorescent inks. (Cult Epics).
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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

(2019) A sequel and epilogue to the television series "Breaking Bad," which followed chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) partnering with a former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) to become kingpins in the production of crystal meth in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This thriller was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of "Breaking Bad." Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo Steelbook. Extras: "Super Commentary": An ensemble audio commentary featuring 46 members of the cast and crew; "Making El Camino" behind-the-scenes documentary featuring never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew; "Snow Globe: A Breaking Bad Short"; "Skinny Pete in the Box" teaser; "On the Radio" teaser; "Rocker Salvage" commercial; "Vamonos Pest" commercial; “Enchanted” by Chloe x Halle; visual effects design galleries. Blu-ray adds audio Commentary with Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul; deleted and extended scenes; gag reel; scene studies with Vince Gilligan. (Sony).

The Doorman

(2020) Ruby Rose, Jean Reno, Rupert Evans. In this punishing action-thriller, a former Marine turned doorman (Rose) at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader (Reno) — while struggling to protect her sister’s family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman calls upon her deadly fighting skills to end the showdown. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “In Service of Others: Reflections of the Cast” featurette. (Lionsgate).
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Friday the 13th Collection (Deluxe Edition) Blu-ray

The definitive Blu-ray collection released in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original and groundbreaking 1980 film "Friday the 13th." The 16-disc set includes all 12 original films from Paramount Pictures and New Line Cinema. It also includes new extras, a new collectible rigid slipcover with newly-commissioned art, a new 40-page collectible essay booklet with archival still photography, and new 4K film transfers for Parts 1-4, with Part 3 in its original 3D presentation. Additionally, each film comes with a dedicated Blu-ray case featuring original theatrical artwork. The 12 films included: "Friday the 13th" (1980) (theatrical and uncut versions on two discs), "Friday the 13th Part 2" (1981), "Friday the 13th Part 3" (1982), "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (1984), "Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning" (1985), "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" (1986), "Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood" (1988), "Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan" (1989), "Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday" (theatrical and unrated versions on two discs)(1993), "Jason X" (2001), "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003) and "Friday the 13th" (Remake) (2009). Plus two discs of new and vintage bonus features. (Scream Factory).
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House of Cardin

(2019) Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. This documentary is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of legendary French designer Pierre Cardin. Originally renowned in the 50s and 60s for pioneering outrageously trendy ready-to-wear fashions, this documentary traces his origins as an apprentice all the way through to his current position atop a fashion empire. Features interviews with Cardin and with associates, models, and customers including Sharon Stone, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alice Cooper, Naomi Campbell, Phillipe Starck and Dionne Warwick. This Collector’s Edition features nearly two hours of bonus material including rarities from Cardin’s archives and extra interview footage along with a CD of the soundtrack and 16-page booklet. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Pierre Cardin: Le Futur"; "Pierre Cardin Goes to the Venice Film Festival"; "Rufskin at the Palais Bulles"; "Exploring Pierre Cardin's Birthplace"; historical montage; Cardin exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum; Cardin Exhibit at SCAD; 1969 Dutch Fashion Reel; "Sculptures Utilitaires"; ovation at the Lido in Venice; interview outtakes: Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick, Jean Michel Garre, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, U.S. and Japan Trailers; reversible artwork. (Altered Innocence).

The Last Exorcist

(2020) Terri Ivens, Danny Trejo, Rachele Brooke Smith, Cate Jones. After every priest trained in exorcisms die in a terrorist attack, Joan Campbell (Brooke Smith) must battle a demon from her past that, this time, possesses her sister. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Uncork’d Entertainment).
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Mallrats

(1995) Following the smash success of his first feature, Clerks, Kevin Smith returned with "Mallrats." Spawning a raft of characters and in-jokes that Smith would carry throughout his career, the film continued the one-of-a-kind comedic world known as the View Askewniverse. Simultaneously dumped by their girlfriends, comic book obsessive Brodie (Jason Lee) and best friend TS (Jeremy London) plan to ease the pain of their losses by taking a trip to the local mall. Amongst shoppers, they discover the mall is being used as the venue for a dating show, in which TS's girlfriend Brandi is the star. Hatching a plan to win back their significant others, Brodie and TS enlist the help of professional delinquents Jay and Silent Bob to hijack the gameshow in a bid to win back Brandi. Meanwhile, Brodie carries out his own mission to make good his relationship with Rene (Shannen Doherty), who has attracted the attentions of his nemesis Shannon. Featuring a cast including Joey Lauren Adams and Ben Affleck, who would go on to be recurring collaborators in Smith's movies, Mallrats celebrates its 25th Anniversary in this limited edition set boasting a brand new restoration and hours of bonus content. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Brand new restoration by Arrow Films of both the Theatrical and Extended cuts of the film, approved by director Kevin Smith and cinematographer David Klein; newly assembled TV cut of the film featuring hilarious overdubbing to cover up profanity; collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Philip Kemp; fold out poster featuring replica blueprints for "Operation Drive-by" and "Operation Dark Knight." DISC ONE - THEATRICAL AND EXTENDED CUTS: Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio; audio commentary with director Kevin Smith, producer Scott Mosier, archivist Vincent Pereira, and actors Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Jason Mewes; brand new introduction to the film by Kevin Smith; "My Mallrat Memories" and all-new interview with Kevin Smith; a newly filmed tribute to producer Jim Jacks by Kevin Smith; brand new interview with actor Jason Mewes; brand new interview with cinematographer David Klein; "Hollywood of the North" newly produced animated making-of documentary featuring Minnesota crew members who worked on the film; deleted scenes; outtakes and behind the scenes footage; cast interviews from the original set; "Erection of an Epic: The making of Mallrats" archival retrospective with cat and crew looking at the making and release of the film; Q&A with Kevin Smith: archival Q&A filmed for the 10th anniversary; "Build Me Up Buttercup" music video; stills galleries; theatrical trailer. DISC TWO - TV CUT: Brand new introduction to the TV cut by director Kevin Smith; stills gallery of the comic books featured in the film’s opening sequence; Easter eggs. (Arrow Video).

MASTERPIECE Mystery!: Van der Valk

(2020) Two-disc set with three episodes. Piet Van der Valk is an engaging, unapologetic, and street-smart detective who he leads a dynamic team in solving a raft of mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. Brilliant, but cynical Van der Valk solves these baffling crimes in and around 21st-century Amsterdam, which is more prosperous, cosmopolitan, and crime-prone than ever. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Van der Valk and his team tackle high profile cases in the worlds of art, politics, addiction, mysticism, and fashion. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).

Night Terror

(1989) Guy Ecker, Monique Swanson, Jeff Keel. An anthology of bad dreams, making its debut on DVD for the first time worldwide. Newly transferred from its original video master. A confused and frightened young man struggles to discern dream from reality as he stumbles between the confines of a mental institution and a trilogy of menacing visions. A Lothario’s luck runs out when he catfishes a co-worker’s date. A greedy investor reaps the whirlwind when he attempts to turn a beloved amusement park into a shopping mall. A trio of delinquent drug dealers enrages the unlikely guardians of a mom and pop toy shop. Formats: DVD. Extras: Retro VHS inspired VHS reversible cover. (Massacre Video).

Reversal Of Fortune BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1990) Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow (Jeremy Irons) try to murder his wife, Sunny (Glenn Close), at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? Tabloids of the day had their opinions. “You have one thing in your favor,” defense attorney Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver) told von Bulow. “Everybody hates you.” Directed by Barbet Schroeder ("Single White Female") and based on Dershowitz’s book, "Reversal of Fortune" is the acclaimed filmization of events that had all of America talking. Extras: Feature commentary by director Barbet Schroeder and screenwriter Nicholas Kazan, trailer. (Warner Archive).

Seized

(2020) Scott Adkins, Mario Van Peebles, Steven Elder. Hiding out with his son Taylor on the Mexican coast, Nero (Adkins) hopes to put his violent Special Forces career behind him. But after Nero’s home is attacked and Taylor is abducted, the mysterious Mzamo (Van Peebles) orders Nero to slaughter the members of three rival crime syndicates. If he fails, Taylor will die. With bullets flying and bodies dropping, Nero must now complete his mission -- and find Mzamo's hideout, to exact his revenge. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Sergeant York BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1941) Torn between religious pacifism and patriotism, Alvin York of Tennessee went on to become World War I's most acclaimed hero. As the simple backwoods farm boy who captured 132 German soldiers during the Battle of Argonne, Gary Cooper (handpicked by York) also won acclaim and his first Best Actor Academy Award. Released in 1941 when the United States was on the brink of another war, this stirring adventure inspired thousands of enlisting men. Nominated for a total of 11 Oscars including Best Picture, a winner for Best Film Editing and movingly directed by Howard Hawks, it tells of a religious man's moral crisis, heroics and subsequent return to the rural life he loved while refusing to capitalize on the adulation heaped upon him. 1080p master from 4K scan of best surviving nitrate elements. Extras: Commentary by film historian Jeanine Basinger; making-of featurette "Sergeant York: Of God and Country"; classic cartoon "Porky's Preview"; vintage short "Lions for Sale"; theatrical re-issue trailer. (Warner Archive).

Space Ghost & Dino Boy: The Complete Series

(1966-67) Two-disc set showcasing the episodes in the three-segment form as they originally aired. First, intergalactic policeman Space Ghost navigates the cosmos in his tricked-out spaceship The Phantom Cruiser, battling villains like Brak and Zorak with his legendary suit and powerful wristbands. Then, Dino Boy teams with caveman Ugh and dinosaur Bronty to go primeval on the ancient menaces of their primitive home. And finally, Space Ghost flies again with more extraterrestrial adventures and thrilling takedowns. This dynamite compilation also features the dynamic six-part Space Ghost episode The Council of Doom. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Documentary "Alex Toth: The Artist's Artist: The Journey of a Master Cartoonist." (Warner).

Vikings: Season 6 Vol. 1

(2019-20) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Season six returns following the battle between brothers, which has left Bjorn victorious and a hero to the people who have been under the tyrannical rule of Ivar for so long. As the new leader of Kattegat, Bjorn struggles to fill his late father's shoes as king, while facing several dilemmas and wrestling with the idea that power overshadows morals. Meanwhile, Ivar, searching for a new path to separate him from his past, is seen traveling along The Silk Road, eventually leading him to Russia. He meets his match in Prince Oleg , a ruthless and unpredictable Russian ruler, who shocks even Ivar with his merciless actions. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "The Legacy of Lagertha" featurette, "The Creator's Audio Commentary - The Best Laid Plans," deleted scenes. (Warner).
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Warning From Space

(1956) The first Japanese science fiction film to be made in color, Koji Shima's "Warning From Space" features eye-popping special effects from the same team at Daiei Studios that would bring Gamera to life a decade later. As Japan is rocked by mysterious sightings of UFOs over Tokyo and large one-eyed aliens attempting contact, scientists collaborate to investigate the unexpected rise in extraterrestrial activity. Unbeknownst to them, one of the aliens has already assumed human form and is about to deliver a very important message ... that could be humanity's last hope for survival. With a witty script by Hideo Oguni (screenwriter of several Akira Kurosawa classics including "Seven Samurai") and iconic starfish-like aliens designed by avant-garde artist Taro Okamoto, the original Japanese version of "Warning From Space" finally makes its official English-language video debut. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Brand new commentary by Stuart Galbraith IV, author of "Monsters Are Attacking Tokyo!", first-ever HD transfer of the American release version of the film, including a newly restored English dub track; theatrical trailers; image galleries; reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring an essay on artist Taro Okamoto by Japanese art historian Nick West, and an essay on the production of the American edit of the film by David Cairns. (Arrow Video).



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October 20

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Adaptation.

(2002) Director Spike Jonze delivers a stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche (Chris Cooper), journalist and author Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage), and his twin brother Donald (also Cage). As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean's best-selling book "The Orchid Thief," he writes himself into his own movie. The various stories crash into one another, exploding into a wildly imaginative film. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Original featurette, still gallery, theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory Select).

Alone

(2020) Tyler Posey, Summer Spiro, Robert Ri’chard, John Posey, Donald Sutherland. One morning, lonely surfer Aidan (Posey) awakens to find that a global pandemic has turned most of humanity into bloodthirsty zombies. Just as he’s ready to give up hope, Aidan spots his attractive neighbor Eva (Spiro) across his apartment complex’s courtyard, and soon the two become “socially distant” friends. Trying to find a way to rescue her, Aidan confronts an eccentric neighbor (Sutherland) who could be their salvation — or downfall. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
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The Amityville Harvest

(2020) Sadie Katz, Kyle Lowder, Paul Logan, Julie Anne Prescott. In this intense horror tale, a visit to a crumbling mansion becomes a journey into sheer terror. While staying at an aging manor to research its liquor-smuggling history, Christina and her documentary video team interview their spooky host Vincent — but no one can capture his image or voice on video! After shocking dreams and bloody encounters, the crew members fall under Victor’s hypnotic spell. Can Christina and her sister stave off Victor’s dark magic and survive Amityville’s deadly harvest? Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Amulet

(2020) Imelda Staunton, Alec Secareanu, Carla Juri. Tomaz (Secareanu), a former soldier turned refugee, struggles to find shelter, until he meets Sister Claire (Staunton), a nun who offers him asylum in the decaying home of a lonely young woman named Magda (Juri). As Tomaz begins to grow closer to Magda, he soon notices that the home and its occupants are full of sinister secrets. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Magnet Label).

The Audition

(2019 -- Germany/France) Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music-focused high school. Despite the opposition of all other teachers, Anna drives through the admission of a student, Alexander, in whom she detects a remarkable talent. Committed, she prepares him for the intermediate exam and neglects her family – her son Jonas, whom she brings into competition with her new student, and her husband Philippe. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, persuades her to join a quintet, but when she fails during their joint concert, the pressure mounts and she focuses all her attention on Alexander. Come the day of the exam, events take a tragic turn. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
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The Captains Collection

(2019) Four-disc set with four acclaimed "Star Trek" documentaries directed by William Shatner that take an in-depth look at the creation, evolution and legacy of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: "The Captains" (2011), "William Shatner’s Get a Life!" (2012), "The Captains Close Up" five-episode miniseries (2013) and "Chaos on the Bridge: The Untold Story Behind Trek’s Next Generation" (2014). Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: “The Making of The Captains,” additional stories, “Ponder The Mystery” music video, trailers. A Special Edition adds a fifth disc with the feature-length documentary "William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet" (2009); "The Captains" extended interviews featuring Walter Koenig (Chekov), Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Rand), Gary Lockwood (Gary Mitchell, “Where No Man Has Gone Before”), Sally Kellerman (Elizabeth Dehner, “Where No Man Has Gone Before”); "Chaos on the Bridge extended interviews featuring Maurice Hurley (Showrunner, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" 1987-89), Ira Steven Behr (writer/producer, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" 1988-89), Jeffrey Katzenberg (Paramount executive, "Star Trek—The Motion Picture"), Les Moonves (president, CBS 1995-2018); "Still Kicking: A Conversation Between William Shatner and Christopher Plummer." A Special Edition The Captains Collection + Has Been (Splatter Vinyl) Bundle includes the five-disc Special Edition Captains Collection Blu-ray alongside William Shatner's "Has Been" vinyl variant, featuring a green, yellow, and black splatter design and limited to 1,000 units. (Shout! Factory).

COBRA: Season One

(2020) Two-disc set with six episodes. Clever and action-packed political drama that follows the British Prime Minister and his emergency committee as they navigate a major crisis and its political and personal fallout. On the brink of a geomagnetic solar storm, a team comprised of Britain’s leading contingency planners and senior politicians assemble under the name COBRA (taken from its meeting place in Whitehall’s Cabinet Office Briefing Room A to guide the country through turbulent times. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
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Cut Throat City

(2019) Shameik Moore, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, Eiza Gonzalez, Ethan Hawke. The story of four boyhood friends from New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to decimated homes, no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around -- by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. (Well Go USA).

Expulsion

(2020) Colton Tapp, Lar Park Lincoln, Michael Harrelson. Scott and Vincent are top recruits at the prestigious Cicero Market Technologies Corporation where they are tasked with the development and implementation of cutting edge technologies. The pair begin to sneak their work home with them and they push the boundaries of particle collision science to undiscovered levels, stumbling upon a parallel universe complete with an alternate version of Scott. As their days and nights unfold they begin to discover that others seek their tech to advance their own agendas. Agendas that they intend to fulfill at any cost. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Colossal Content).

The Great: Season One

(2020) Four-disc set with all 10 episodes. A satirical, comedic drama -- and occasionally true story -- about the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. An idealistic romantic young girl, she arrives from Prussia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult) hoping for love and sunshine, and finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court on her side. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Bold and Brash: Inside The Great,” "Palatial Panache: The Style of The Great,” gag reel. (Paramount).
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The Gunfighter

(1950) A key forerunner of the new breed of dark, brooding westerns that would cast a shadow over America’s frontier folklore, this subversive psychological saga sounds a death knell for the myth of the outlaw hero. In one of his most morally complex roles, Gregory Peck stars as Jimmy Ringo, an infamous gunslinger looking to hang up his holsters and start a new life, but whose reputation draws him inexorably into a cycle of violence and revenge from which he cannot escape. Directed with taut efficiency by the versatile studio-era craftsman Henry King, and shot in striking deep-focus style by master cinematographer Arthur C. Miller, "The Gunfighter" forgoes rough-and-tumble action in favor of an elegiac exploration of guilt and regret that speaks to the anxious soul of postwar America. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview about director Henry King and the film with filmmaker, writer, and archivist Gina Telaroli; new video essay on editor Barbara McLean by film historian and author J. E. Smyth; audio excerpts of interviews with King and McLean from 1970 and ’71; an essay by film critic K. Austin Collins. (The Criterion Collection).
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The Hit BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1984) Terence Stamp is Willie, a gangster’s henchman turned “supergrass” (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a remote Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men -- played by a soulless John Hurt and a youthful, loose-cannon Tim Roth -- come calling to bring Willie back for execution. This stylish early gem from Stephen Frears boasts terrific hard-boiled performances from a roster of England’s best actors, music by Eric Clapton and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, and ravishing photography of its desolate Spanish locations -- a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story. Formats: Blu-ray, with high-definition digital restoration, approved by director of photography Mike Molloy, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack. Extras: Audio commentary from 2009 featuring director Stephen Frears, actors John Hurt and Tim Roth, screenwriter Peter Prince, and editor Mick Audsley; interview from 1988 with actor Terence Stamp from the television show "Parkinson One-to-One"; trailer; an essay by film critic Graham Fuller. (The Criterion Collection).
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The Haunting

(1999) Director Jan de Bont's reimagining of Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House," which was made into 1963's "The Haunting," directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn. This version stars Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, Owen Wilson and Bruce Dern. For over a century, the foreboding Hill House mansion has sat abandoned…or so it seemed. Intrigued by its past, Dr. Marrow lures three subjects to the site for an experiment. But, from the moment of their arrival, as night descends, the study goes horrifyingly awry, and Hill House unleashes its supernatural wrath on the unsuspecting subjects. The limited-edition Paramount Presents Blu-ray Disc is presented in collectible packaging that includes a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster, and an interior spread with key movie moments. Newly remastered from a 4K film transfer supervised by Jan de Bont. Formats: Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: New "Filmmaker Focus: Director Jan de Bont on The Haunting," vintage behind-the-scenes featurette, theatrical teaser, theatrical trailer. (Paramount Presents).

MASTERPIECE: Flesh and Blood

(2020) Two-disc set with four episodes. The lives of three siblings are disrupted when their recently widowed mother declares she's in love with a new man. A tangled web of secrets, lies, rivalries and betrayals eventually leads to a murder. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).

Monster Force Zero

(2020) Garrett Wang, Aeon Cruz, Shale Le Page. After their comic book dreams are crushed, a group of sci-fi cosplayers are granted superpowers and are transported into the multiverse to do real battle with evil alien forces bent on earth's destruction. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Wild Eye Releasing).
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NOS4A2 Season 2

(2020) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Based on the highly acclaimed best-selling novel by Joe Hill, the horror thriller television series premiered the first season on AMC on June 6, 2019 as the second-best cable debut of the year. The second season returned to AMC on June 1, 2020 and was also simulcast on BBC America. A young Victoria "Vic" McQueen discovers she has the power to unlock portals that help her find lost objects. As she delves further into this hidden universe, she encounters many other "inscape travelers" - some benevolent, and some who have been corrupted by their power. When Vic encounters Charlie Manx, an immortal who stays that way by feeding off of the souls of children, she makes a sworn enemy of Manx. Season 2 picks up eight years after the events of Season 1. Vic remains more determined than ever to destroy Manx who, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son. Wayne. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "A Look at Season 2," "Catching Up with the Characters," "The Origin of Charlie Manx," Comic-Con@Home Panel. (RLJE Films).

The Owners

(2020 -- UK, Canada) Maisie Williams, Sylvester McCoy, Jake Curran, Ian Kenny, Andrew Ellis, Rita Tushingham. A group of friends think they found the perfect easy score -- an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there comes home early, the tables are suddenly turned. As a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, the would-be thieves are left to fight to save themselves from a nightmare they could never have imagined. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "The Making of The Owners." (RLJE Films).

The Plot Against America

(2020) HBO series, created by "The Wire’s" David Simon and Ed Burns and based on Philip Roth’s acclaimed novel, brilliantly imagines an alternate American history during World War II. Told through the eyes of the Levins, a working-class Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, the six-part limited series charts the political rise of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, a xenophobic populist who captures the presidency in 1940 and turns the nation toward fascism. Caught in the upheaval, the Levins learn that the violence threatening the lives of ordinary Americans is never more than a moment’s political provocation away. Winona Ryder, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Michael Kostroff, David Krumholtz, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis, Jacob Laval and John Turturro star in this powerful tale of intolerance and totalitarianism. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

Redwood Massacre: Annihilation

(2020) Damien Puckler, Gary Kasper, Jon Campling. Sequel to 2014's "The Redwood Massacre." A stranger obsessed with the unsolved Redwood murders convinces a group of bereaved family members to venture into the wilderness in hope of proving the existence of the infamous killer. Their quest for truth sees a sinister turn of events, as the hunters become the hunted. A blood-soaked fight for survival ensues when they find that the tales told of the axe-wielding manic is very real. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Uncork’d Entertainment).

The Secrets We Keep

(2020) Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Chris Messina, Amy Seimetz. In post-WWII America, a woman (Rapace), rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband (Messina), kidnaps her neighbor (Kinnaman) and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Universal).

Spree

(2020) Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, David Arquette, Kyle Mooney, Mischa Barton, Frankie Grande, John DeLuca. Kurt (Keery), a 23-year-old rideshare driver for Spree, is so desperate for social media attention that he'll stop at nothing to go viral. He comes up with an evil plan to livestream a rampage as a shortcut to infamy. Coining his evil scheme "#thelesson," he installs a set of cameras in his car and begins streaming his deadly rides. Wildly miscalculating the popularity that would come from his lethal scheme, Kurt’s desperation grows as he tries to find a way to overcome the plan's flaws. In the middle of all this madness, a stand-up comedian (Zamata) with her own viral agenda crosses Kurt's path and becomes the only hope to put a stop to his misguided carnage. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Director commentary, KurtsWorld96 social videos. (RLJE Films).

Sunrise At Campobello BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1960) He led America’s battles against the Depression and the Axis powers – and won. But first Franklin Delano Roosevelt fought a personal battle against polio that would either destroy him – or arm him for greatness. This powerful film of Dore Schary’s long-running play is an intimate, admiring profile in courage. Ralph Bellamy reprises his dynamic Tony-winning stage portrayal of the future president, and Greer Garson is his devoted, warbly-voiced wife, Eleanor. Both were uncannily true in their roles, and acclaim followed: Garson earned Golden Globe and National Board of Review Best Actress awards, as well as one of the movie’s four Oscar nominations. (Warner Archive).
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Sword of God (aka The Mute)

(2018 -- Poland) Krzysztof Pieczynski, Karol Bernacki, Wiktoria Gorodecka. In the early Middle Ages, a contingent of knights embarks on a dangerous journey to spread Christianity and baptize the pagan inhabitants of an isolated village hidden deep in the mountains of a faraway island. After being shipwrecked, two survivors set out to complete their mission, but as they attempt to convert the tribe, their diverging beliefs put them at odds with each other. Soon, love is confronted with hate, peace with violence, sanity with madness, and redemption with damnation. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Film Movement).

Tremors: Shrieker Island

(2020) Michael Gross, Jon Heder, Caroline Langrishe, Cassie Clare, Matthew Douglas, Sahajak Boonthanakit. When a group of wealthy trophy hunters genetically modify Graboid eggs to create the ultimate hunting experience, it isn’t long before their prey escapes the confines of their small island and begin terrorizing the inhabitants of a nearby island research facility. The head of the research facility and her second-in-command Jimmy (Heder) locate the one man who is an expert in killing Graboids: the one and only, and now reluctant, Burt Gummer (Gross). Once on board, Burt leads the group in an all-out war against the larger, faster, and terrifyingly intelligent Graboids and the swiftly multiplying Shriekers. Celebrates the 30th anniversary of the original "Tremors." Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Monsters of Tremors," narrated by Burt Gummer himself, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s most fearsome monsters: Graboids, Shriekers, and Ass Blasters; "Tremors Top 30 Moments"; "The Legend of Burt Gummer." (Universal).



October 22

Haunt BLU-RAY DEBUT

(2019) On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an "extreme" haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are very real. Also available as a two-disc Collector’s Edition with the original CD soundtrack by tomandandy, four 16” x 20” movie poster reproductions, a 16” x 20” reproduction of the haunt map, six enamel pins featuring the eerie costume masks worn by the villains in the film, four 2” x 3 ½” replica VHS box-style magnets. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New "To Escape the Haunt: The Making of Haunt" featurette including interviews with writers-directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, actors Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Andrew Lewis Caldwell, Lauryn Alisa McClain, Schuyler Helford, Justin Marxen, Chaney Morrow, special makeup effects artist Chris Bridges and co-composer Andy Milburn (tomandandy); new audio commentary with actors Justin Marxen, Chaney Morrow and Damian Maffei; audio commentary with writers-directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods; "Behind the Haunt"; "The Sound of Haunt"; deleted scenes; "Popcorn Frights" Q & A with Scott, Bryan and some of the cast; Egyptian Theatre Premiere Q & A with Scott and Bryan, moderated by Eli Roth; short film: "The Sleepover" (Scott and Bryan’s first film); "Director’s Diary"; theatrical trailer. (Ronin Flix).



October 24

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Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine

(2020) Featuring rock music icons Alice Cooper, Kirk Hammett, Wayne Kramer, Gene Simmons, Michael Stipe, Chad Smith, Paul Stanley, Joan Jett, and influential rock critic Lester Bangs, "Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" was an Official Selection at the 2019 SXSW film festival. Capturing the messy upheaval of the 70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the documentary explores the publication’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture. Exclusive early DVD release as part of Record Store Day's third RSD Drops date, October 24. Formats: DVD. Extras: Additional interviews, trailers. (Greenwich Entertainment).




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October 27

Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie

(2020) Ben Tennyson is back on the alien-fighting scene, and expanding to take on the universe. The action-packed animated movie, which will air globally first on Cartoon Network, focuses around a blast from Ben’s past returning to do double the damage on Team Tennyson and planet Earth itself, forcing Ben to go interstellar to save the day. Meanwhile, Gwen and Grandpa Max team up to help protect the world in Ben’s absence. But when Ben is confused for the villain in space, he must figure out a way to get back to Earth to help save it. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Animatics. (Warner).

The Black Cat

(1989 -- Italy) From Luigi Cozzi, the writer/director of "Starcrash," "Contamination" and "Paganini Horror," comes the over-the-top meta-shocker about a production company filming a new sequel to one of the ‘70s Italian horror’s best-known classics and the resurrected supernatural demon that may destroy them all. Caroline Munro, Brett Halsey, Florence Guérin, and Urbano Barberini star in this long-unseen fan favorite, originally released in Italy as "Demons 6." Transferred in 2k from pristine vault elements for the first time ever. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: "Cat on the Brain" interview with director/co-writer Luigi Cozzi and actress Caroline Munro. (Severin Films).

Black Lightning: The Complete Second Season Blu-Ray Debut

(2018-19) Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man of many faces. A former Olympic athlete, respected educator and father of two, he’s also Black Lightning, superpowered protector of Freeland. But Jefferson is not alone. His oldest daughter, Anissa (Nafessa Williams), is a med student, part-time teacher and social activist. She is also the Super Hero known as Thunder, possessing invulnerability and super strength for as long as she can hold her breath. Jefferson’s youngest daughter, Jennifer (China Anne McClain), is a fiery teen who inherited her father’s athletic gifts but not his desire to be an athlete. Jennifer also inherited his powers. Her body generates pure electrical energy, and she possesses the potential to be more powerful than Anissa or Jefferson. Lynn (Christine Adams), Jefferson’s ex-wife, is fast becoming an expert in metahuman medicine. Together, the Pierce family fights the gang known as the One Hundred for the soul of Freeland. Formats: Blu-ray. (Warner).

Black Lightning: The Complete Third Season

(2019-20) In this season, Freeland has been plagued by government-sponsored experiments and drug trafficking, creating metahumans and addicts while making Freeland the target of a dangerous foreign power, Markovia. Fortunately, the family still has allies in their fight: former covert superspy Peter Gambi (James Remar) and Jefferson’s neighbor, the scrupulously honest deputy police chief Bill Henderson (Damon Gupton). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Warner).

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

(2020) Genre-bending docudrama focuses on a Las Vegas dive bar named "The Roaring 20s" as it prepares to close its doors forever. Its longtime bartenders and patrons come together for one last night of alcohol-charged camaraderie, commemoration and consolation as they contemplate their place in a fracturing and downcast late-2016 America. It's a mosaic of disparate lives, teetering between dignity and debauchery, reckoning with the past as they face an uncertain future, and singing as their ship goes down. Formats: Blu-ray, VOD. Extras: "After Hours" bonus featurette with cast, crew, and David Byrne; two brand new, never before seen bonus scenes. (Giant Pictures).
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Bonanza: The Official Eleventh Season, Volumes One and Two

(1965-66) Digitally remastered and restored from the original 35mm elements. One of the longest running and most popular classic Western series, "Bonanza" follows wise patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) and his three sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts), Hoss (Dan Blocker) and Little Joe (Michael Landon). Cartwright's sons all come from different marriages, and they seek life counsel from their father throughout their lives. The Cartwright family runs and defends the Ponderosa, their thousand-square mile ranch above the shores of Lake Tahoe, during and after the Civil War, while helping the surrounding community. Volume 1: Four-disc set with 16 episodes. Volume 2: Three-disc set with 12 episodes.Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, original trailers, sponsor spots, photo galleries (rare, behind-the-scenes, on-location). (CBS/Paramount).

Cold Light of Day [Limited Edition]

(1989) February, 1983. Detectives are called to a residential address in the London suburbs following reports that the drains have been clogged by human remains. One of the property's residents, Dennis Nilsen - a mild-mannered and unassuming civil servant - is brought in for questioning, leading to the discovery of one of the most shocking and disturbing cases of photo for Cold Light Of Day [Limited Edition]serial murder ever to rock Britain. Offering a grim and gritty retelling of the story of "Des" Nilsen, often dubbed the "British Jeffery Dahmer," 1989's "Cold Light of Day" stars Bob Flag (the face of Big Brother in Michael Radford's "1984") as Nilsen-cipher Jorden March, delivering one of the most chilling and credible portrayals of a serial killer ever committed to screen. From writer-director Fhiona-Louise, the film - which picked up the UCCA Venticittà Award at the 1990 Venice International Film Festival - is a hugely underseen and underrated British effort that can stand proudly alongside the likes of "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" as one of the most unflinching true-crime films of all time. Brand new 2K restoration from the original 16mm camera negative approved by director Fhiona-Louise. Limited Edition of 2000 units. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Fhiona-Louise; brand new audio commentary with film historians/writers Dean Brandum and Andrew Nette; newly-filmed interview with actor Martin Byrne-Quinn; newly-filmed interview with actor Steve Munroe; original "Cold Light of Day" promo film made to raise financing for the feature; re-release trailer; two short films starring Cold Light of Day director Fhiona-Louise and photographed by "Star Wars" DP David Tattershall, newly restored in HD: "Metropolis Apocalypse" (1988, 11 mins) and "Sleepwalker" (1993, 2 mins); reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx; limited edition die-cut O-card; limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jo Botting and a look at how the press reported Dennis Nilsen’s real-life crimes by Jeff Billington. (Arrow Video).

The Comey Rule

(2020) Jeff Daniels, Brendan Gleeson, Holly Hunter, Michael Kelly, Jennifer Ehle, Jonathan Banks, Oona Chaplin. Following FBI director James Comey (Daniels) and his relationship with President Donald Trump (Gleeson), this two-part limited series is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation. The intense drama is not a biopic of one man, but is instead the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course. Based on former FBI director James Comey’s #1 New York Times bestselling book “A Higher Loyalty.” Formats: DVD. Available on Amazon only. (Showtime/Paramount).

Daughters of Darkness

(1971) 50th Anniversary 4K restoration on 3-Disc Limited Edition 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, soundtrack CD, collectable booklet, reversible sleeve, and 3D photo for Daughters of Darkness lenticular slipcover (first pressing). International screen icon Delphine Seyrig stars as Elizabeth Bathory, an ageless Countess with a beautiful young "companion" (Goth goddess Andrea Rau) and a legendary legacy of perversion. But when the two women seduce a troubled newlywed couple (Danielle Ouimet and John Karlen), they unleash a frenzy of sudden violence and depraved desire that shocked both art house audiences and grindhouse crowds worldwide. Co-written and directed by Harry Kümel, "Daughters of Darkness" remains one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. This is the uncensored Director's Cut of this classic psychosexual shocker in a gorgeous restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from its long-lost original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix. Formats: DVD, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo. Extras: Audio commentary with co-writer/director Harry Kümel; audio commentary with star John Karlen and journalist David Del Valle; audio commentary with Kat Ellinger, author of "Devil's Advocates: Daughters of Darkness"; "Locations of Darkness" interviews with co-writer/director Harry Kümel and co-writer/co-producer Pierre Drouot; "Playing the Victim" interview with star Danielle Ouimet; "Daughter of Darkness" interview with star Andrea Rau; theatrical trailers; radio spots; alternate U.S. main titles; poster and still gallery. (Blue Underground).

Fatima

(2020) Joaquim de Almeida, Goran Višnjic, Stephanie Gil, Alejandra Howard, Jorge Lamelas, Lúcia Moniz, Marco D’Almeida, Joana Ribeiro, Sônia Braga, Harvey Keitel. Historical drama based on the captivating story of one of the Catholic Church’s most fabled places of pilgrimage. In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to WWI. Word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "Andrea Bocelli: The Making of Gratia Plena”: the recording of an original song from the film, “Gratia Plena,” performed by legendary operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli; "The Vision of Director Marco Pontecorvo"; "Meet the Seers of Fatima"; "Meet the Cast of Fatima"; "The Making of a Miracle"; "Behind the Lens of Fatima"; "Set Design and the Art of Cristina Onori"; "Costume Design and the Art of Daniela Ciancio." (Universal).

The Flintstones: The Complete Series

(1960-66) Ten-disc set with all 166 episodes. "The Flintstones" first premiered on ABC in 1960 and became a hit. It was the first animated series to air in primetime on US television and was the first adult-targeted cartoon on TV. At one point, "The Flintstones" was the longest-running series of its genre and was the first animated series to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras:Two bonus movies: "The Man Called Flintstone" and "The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown!" (Warner).

Friendsgiving

(2020) Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, Aisha Tyler, Chelsea Peretti, Wanda Sykes, Christine Taylor, Jane Seymou, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster. Abby (Dennings) is looking forward to a laid-back Thanksgiving with her best friend, Molly (Akerman). But the friends’ plans for a quiet turkey dinner go up in smoke when they’re joined by Molly’s new boyfriend and her flamboyant mother (Seymour). Throw in some party crashers including Molly’s old flame, a wannabe shaman, and a trio of Fairy Gay Mothers (Sykes, Cho, Feimster), and it’s a recipe for a chaotic holiday no one will ever forget. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Audio Commentary with writer-director Nicol Paone and producer-actor Malin Akerman, "Making Friendsgiving: Serving Up Insanity," gag reel. (Lionsgate).

Garfield: Garfield & Friends, Season 3

(1990) Two-disc set with all 18 episodes of the animated series based on the beloved newspaper cartoon created by Jim Davis. These episodes all center around the world's most lovable (and grumpy) feline Garfield, his owner Jon Arbuckle, and his canine pal Odie ss they get into trouble and learn valuable lessons. Garfield becomes a stowaway after Jon goes on a cruise in “Ship Shape,” Garfield hosts a televised debate on “why cats are better than dogs” in “The Great Debate,” and much more. The set also includes the episode shorts from U.S. Acres, based on another comic strip from Jim Davis, which stars a group of barnyard animals. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).

Head of the Class: The Complete Second Season

(1987-88) Three-disc set with all 22 episodes. Howard Hesseman ("WKRP in Cincinnati") returns as good-natured substitute teacher Charlie Moore for the sophomore season of this sitcom. Charlie is assigned to the Individualized Honors Program, a very different kind of class. The IHP students are so gifted that their teachers are expected to be glorified babysitters, but the unconventional Charlie upsets the applecart by deciding to actually teach! He guides his charges -- classic nerd Arvid, overachiever Maria, debate dynamo Darlene, Indian immigrant Jawaharlal, child prodigy Janice, too-cool-for-school Eric, chemistry whiz Dennis, academic Renaissance woman Sarah, ultraserious Alan and ethereal bibliophile Simone – through academic challenges and real-life problems alike. Formats: DVD. (Warner).
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The Last Starfighter

(1984) Greetings Starfighter! You have been recruited by Arrow Video to experience the 1984 sci-fi classic as you've never experienced it before! Directed by Nick Castle, the man behind the Michael Myers mask in the original "Halloween," "The Last Starfighter" tells the story Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), an arcade game whizz-kid whose wildest dreams comes true when he finds himself enlisted to fight in an interstellar war. Sadly, this featured the last big-screen appearance by the great Robert Preston. Now newly restored from a 4K scan of the original negative and featuring a 4.1 mix originally created for the film's 70mm release - never included on previous home video formats - "The Last Starfighter" arrives loaded with brand new and archival bonus features. Strap yourself in: the Blu-ray adventure of a lifetime is about to begin! Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Brand new audio commentary with Mike White of "The Last Projection Booth" podcast; archival audio commentary with director Nick Castle and production designer Ron Cobb; "Heroes of the Screen" archival featurette; "Crossing the Frontier: The Making of The Last Starfighter" archival four-part documentary; image galleries; theatrical and teaser trailers; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Ferguson; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Limited edition O-Card, limited edition reversible poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork; collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes and sci-fi author Greg Bear’s never-before-published Omni magazine article on Digital Productions, the company responsible for the CGI in "The Last Starfighter." (Arrow Video).
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Mr. Topaze (aka I Like Money)

(1961) Peter Sellers, Nadia Gray, Herbert Lom, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw, Michael Gough. Peter Sellers' long lost 1961 directorial debut, newly-restored in 2k from the lone surviving 35mm print, available for the first time ever in North America. Albert Topaze (Sellers), a poor but proud French schoolmaster, loses his job after he refuses to alter the failing grades of one of his students. Seizing the opportunity to exploit his honesty, actress Suzy Courtois (Gray) convinces her lover, the corrupt city council member Castel Benac (Lom), to hire Topaze as a managing director for one of his shady businesses. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "Let's Go Crazy" (1951), a madcap short film starring Sellers and his Goon Show co-star Spike Milligan; "The Poetry of Realism" (2019), Kat Ellinger video essay on auteur Marcel Pagnol, the playwright of Topaze; Abigail McKern interview (2019), in which Leo McKern's daughter discusses her father's life and career; 24-page booklet with notes on the film's rediscovery by BFI curator Vic Pratt and a new essay by Roger Lewis, author of "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers." (Film Movement).

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

(2020) The number one hero anime is back for a battle beyond anything fans have ever seen. Class 1-A visits Nabu Island where they finally get to do some real hero work. The place is so peaceful that it’s more like a vacation … until they’re attacked by a villain with an unfathomable Quirk. His power is eerily familiar, and it looks like Shigaraki had a hand in the plan. But with All Might retired and citizens’ lives on the line, there’s no time for questions. Deku and his friends are the next generation of heroes, and they’re the island’s only hope. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Funimation).

The Opposite Sex BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1956) “I’ve waited a whole year to grow claws like these. Jungle Red!” One of film’s greatest lines belongs to a wronged wife who wins back her man with the aid of an aggressive shade of nail polish. First a hit play, then an all-star 1939 (and later, 2008) movie, "The Women" resurfaces here as a musical, complete with an all-star cast, lines dipped in acid wit, big production numbers and fabulous ‘50s couture in scintillating CinemaScope. June Allyson portrays the betrayed woman. Joan Collins is the siren who steals her husband. And Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller, Agnes Moorehead, Charlotte Greenwood and Joan Blondell are assorted gal pals (true-blue and envy-green) who convince their demure friend to paint her claws – then use them. (Warner Archive).
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Parasite

(2019 -- South Korea) A zeitgeist-defining sensation that distilled a global reckoning over class inequality into a tour de force of pop-cinema subversion, Bong Joon Ho’s genre-scrambling black-comic thriller confirms his status as one of the world’s foremost filmmakers. Two families in Seoul -- one barely scraping by in a dank semibasement in a low-lying neighborhood, the other living in luxury in a modern architectural marvel overlooking the city -- find themselves on a collision course that will lay bare the dark contradictions of capitalism with shocking ferocity. A bravura showcase for its director’s meticulously constructed set pieces, bolstered by a brilliant ensemble cast and stunning production design, "Parasite" cemented the New Korean Cinema as a full-fledged international force when it swept almost every major prize from Cannes to the Academy Awards, where it made history as the first non-English-language film to win the Oscar for best picture Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 4K digital master, approved by director Bong Joon Ho and director of photography Hong Kyung Pyo, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary featuring Bong and critic Tony Rayns; black-and-white version of the film with a new introduction by Bong, and Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray; new conversation between Bong and critic Darcy Paquet; new interviews with Hong, production designer Lee Ha Jun, and editor Yang Jinmo; new program about the New Korean Cinema movement featuring Bong and filmmaker Park Chan Wook ("Oldboy"); Cannes Film Festival press conference from 2019 featuring Bong and members of the cast; Master Class featuring Bong from the 2019 Lumière Festival in Lyon, France; storyboard comparison; trailers; an essay by critic Inkoo Kang. (The Criterion Collection).

Patrick Still Lives

(1980 -- Italy) Sacha Pitoëff, Gianni Dei, Mariangela Giordano. Shortly after the Ozploitation shocker "Patrick" (1978) became a worldwide hit, director Mario Landi ("Giallo in Venice") went way beyond ‘unofficial sequel’ or ‘unauthorized remake’ to instead create this “mind-boggling example of Italian exploitation that has to be seen to be believed.” When a young man becomes comatose after a freak accident, his father invites six strangers to a secluded villa for a weekend packed with relentless nudity, outrageous violence, and perhaps the most depraved sex/gore death in all of Italian horror. Scanned uncut from the original negative for the very first time in 40 years. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Reversible Blu-ray cover, "C'est la Vie" interview with actor Gianni Dei, trailer. (Severin Films).
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The President

(2013 -- Georgia) Following a coup d'etat, a dictator is forced into hiding in director Mohsen Makhmalbaf's modern fable about power, reconciliation and the never-ending hope for freedom and democracy. A dictator of an imaginary country in the Caucasus is forced to escape following a coup d'état, and begins a journey to discover his country in the company of his five-year-old grandson. The two travel across the lands that the president once governed. Now, disguised as a street musician to avoid being recognized, the former dictator comes into contact with his people, which he comes to know from a different point of view. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted Scenes, behind-the-scenes featurette, "Making of The President." (Corinth Films).

Rapture In Blue

(2020) Bryce Lederer, Sarah Greenfield, Tanner Garmon, Ariana Kelly. Like a David Lynch thriller through a queer lens, Ryder Houston's "Rapture In Blue" follows a young man's quest through flickering neon and hazy noir shadows to find his true self. After Jason tries to use his childhood home for a steamy rendezvous with his girlfriend Valerie, they discover it's newly occupied by the smoldering Sebastian who eagerly warms up to anxious Jason. Wracked with desires he's long tried to ignore while also being pressured by his girlfriend's sensual advances, a growing sense of unease and dread permeates his life. After receiving an "impossible" photo of him embracing Sebastian, Jason realizes he needs to confront the madness consuming him from all sides. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Director's commentary, making-of featurette, Outtake Reel, Music Video, Trailer, Reversible Art. (Altered Innocence).

Shock Treatment

(1972 -- France) Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Robert Hirsch. French film legends Alain Delon and Annie Girardot star in this thriller from writer-director Alain Jessua that became a cause célèbre of international cinema. When a career woman (Girardot) checks into the exclusive seaside clinic of a doctor (Delon), famed for his unorthodox rejuvenation treatments, she discovers a nightmare of bourgeois depravities, medical atrocities, and the eye-popping full-frontal nudity that sparked worldwide headlines. Released in the UK as"Doctor in the Nude" and now scanned uncut in 2k from the original interpositive for its US debut. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Limited Edition. Extras: "Alain Jessua - The Lone Deranger" interview with Bernard Payen, curator at The Cinémathèque Française; "Koering's Scoring" interview with soundtrack composer René Koering; "Director's Disorder" interview with Jessua; "Drumrunning" René Koering commentary on three sequences; trailer. Blu-ray Limited Edison adds a slipcase and reversible cover art and a bonus CD soundtrack. (Severin Films).
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Three Comrades

(2020 -- Russia) Set in the fake news era of present-day St. Petersburg, the film is a politically incorrect drama about three mid-level sales managers, 20-somethings, socializing after hours. Friday night bar-hopping gives way to a range of contemporary topics, from the inhumanity of capitalism to sexism. Only one comrade will survive -- the romantic, the cynic, or the indifferent? What was supposed to be an uneventful night out soon enough turns into an unexpected and, sometimes, violent adventure. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Indiepix Films).

Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale Special Edition

(2007) The story of Jerry Mouse, a devoted fan of “The Nutcracker,” who is magically transported into his own version of the classical ballet one Christmas Eve. The animated film is inspired by classic Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts that were originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It is a new take on the world-famous holiday ballet about a little girl who goes to the Land of Sweets on Christmas Eve with her favorite gift, a toy nutcracker, which ultimately transforms into a handsome prince. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras: "Tom and Jerry The Night Before Christmas," "Tom and Jerry: Santa’s Little Helpers." (Warner).

Waterloo Bridge BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1940) Myra and Roy meet and fall in love on Waterloo Bridge during an air raid. Their love will be one of the war’s unspoken casualties. Heartbroken after Roy is reportedly killed in action, Myra turns to prostitution to make her way. The report, however, is false. Roy later returns from a POW camp, eager to begin life anew with his beloved. But Myra’s shattered spirit may no longer hold any room for happiness. Vivien Leigh plays Myra, at once winning and breaking viewers’ hearts in this exquisite melodrama. In a compassionate performance that was his all-time favorite, Robert Taylor is gallant Roy. Under Mervyn LeRoy’s astute direction, they make "Waterloo Bridge" a meeting place for lovers. 1080p master from 4K scan of best surviving nitrate elements. Extras: Screen Director’s Playhouse radio program with Norma Shearer and Mervyn LeRoy (audio only), trailer, (Warner Archive).
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Welcome to the Circle

(2020) Matthew MacCaull, Taylor Dianne Robinson, Ben Cotton. A camping misadventure forces a young girl and her father into the realm of a madman worshiping cult known as The Circle. As the pair become trapped in The Circle’s increasingly frightening sphere of indoctrination, a case-hardened professional cult deprogrammer and his two clients attempt to kidnap/reclaim one of group’s members. Grizzly rituals are soon revealed to be part of a terrifying, surreal, alternate reality that has been constructed by the cult’s mysterious, isolated leader. (Artsploitation Films).


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