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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, April 11 -- Monday, April 17

All DVD Releases

  • Lion

    photo for Lion The film, based on a true story, follows five-year-old Indian boy Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who gets lost on a Calcutta train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham), and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. As an adult, not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel) suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. Armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Vitals: Director: Garth Davis. Stars: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Sunny Pawar. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 119 min., Drama, Box office gross: $25.852 million, The Weinstein Co./Anchor Bay. Extras: Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes gallery, “Never Give Up” official lyric video performed by Sia. 3 stars


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  • Hidden Figures

    photo for Hidden Figures In the early 1960s, as the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers," the film follows them as they quickly rise up the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating Glenn's trip into space, and guaranteeing his safe return. The visionary trio, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), had to fight rampnat sexism and racism and to cross all gender, race, and professional lines to succeed. Their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. Vitals: Director: Theodore Melfi. Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 127 min., Drama, Box office gross: $153.291 million, Fox. Extras: "It All Adds Up – The Making of Hidden Figures" five-part featurette: "No Limits – The Life of Katherine Johnson," "The Right People for the Job," "Recreating an Era – The Look of Hidden Figures," "A Spiritual Journey – The Music of Hidden Figures" and "Moving the Decimal – Honoring Katherine Johnson": deleted scenes; "Hidden Figures: Filming in Georgia": audio commentary by Theodore Melfi and Taraji P. Henson; gallery. 3 stars

  • The Bye Bye Man

    photo for The Bye-Bye Man People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we’re asking are wrong? What if the source of all evil is not a matter of what … but who? When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control: it's a psychological force of evil who grows in power every time you think of his name or say it out loud. Unrated version. Vitals: Director: Stacy Title. Stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Douglas Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 96 min., Horror Thriller, Box office gross: $22.377 million, Universal. 2 stars


  • Toni Erdmann

    photo for Toni Erdmann Winfried rarely sees his daughter Ines since she left for a high-powered corporate job. So when he drops by to visit, the two quickly find themselves at odds as his quirky antics clash with her slick lifestyle. Determined to be part of her world, Winfried reappears as alter ego “Toni Erdmann,” an outrageous life coach who turns his daughter’s career plans upside-down. In the course of all the madness, the two discover that maybe they have more in common than they imagined. Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film; Independent Spirit Award Winner, Best International Film and winner of five European Film Awards, including Best Picture. Vitals: Director: Maren Ade. Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek. 2016 -- Germany, CC, MPAA rating: R, 162 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $1.165 million, Sony. Extras: AFI Fest Q&A with actors Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller and Ingrid Bisu and producer Janine Jackowski; commentary with Simonischek, Hüller and Jackowski. 3 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    April 11:

    La La Land: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. (DVD, Blu-ray release: April 25)
    Toni Erdmann: A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

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    All DVD Releases

    All of Me (2014) A documentary that tells the stories of the women who live in La Patrona, a Mexican village that is situated by the tracks of a train from Central America that brings many migrants North to the U.S. Mexico and the United States share the greatest border between the first and third world. Thousands of migrants expose themselves to every danger as they travel north on a train called The Beast. That’s where they meet the Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by. In the midst of a country at war in a world where all hope seems lost, the Patronas breathe life into a human value that seems fading with each day: love for one another. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

    photo for Arctic Adventure: On Frozen Pond Arctic Adventure: On Frozen Pond (2016) For centuries, the Crystal Frog has protected the Frog Kingdom with its magic. When One-Eye plots to steal the artifact and rule the land, the Frog King asks Freddy and the Frog Princess to undertake a bold journey through forest, desert, river rapids, and icy caverns. But as the protectors arrive, it becomes clear that One-Eye may have led them into a trap. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Giving the Characters a Voice: At the Recording Studio With Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox (the Creators of SMOSH), Ambyr Childers, and Jon Lovitz." (Lionsgate).

    The Bye Bye Man Unrated (2017) Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Douglas Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway. Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts. It's a psychological force of evil who grows in power every time you think of his name or say it out loud. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Universal).

    Chupacabra Territory (2016) Sarah Nicklin, Michael Reed, Megan Hensley, Julianne Tura, Pierre Kennel. Found footage film. Four friends hike into the Pinewood Forest to find evidence of the Chupacabra, an ancient creature believed to be responsible for the disappearance of four experienced hikers a year earlier. As they journey deeper into the forest, their innocent search uncovers more than they had ever hoped for, and with it a darkness that threatens to consume their very existence. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. (Maltauro Entertainment).

    Claire in Motion (2016) Betsy Brandt, Anna Margaret Hollyman, Chris Beetem, Sakina Jaffrey. Three weeks after Claire’s husband has mysteriously disappeared, the police have ended their investigation and her son is beginning to grieve. The only person who hasn’t given up is Claire. Soon she discovers his troubling secrets, including an alluring yet manipulative graduate student with whom he had formed a close bond. As she digs deeper, Claire begins to lose her grip on how well she truly knew her husband and questions her own identity in the process. Formats: DVD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).

    photo for Daughters of the Dust Daughters of the Dust (1991) Return of Julie Dash's landmark drama about the lives and traditions of the Gullah women of The Sea Islands. The film, marking its 25th anniversary, is the first-ever wide theatrical release by a African-American female filmmaker, and returns with a new 2K restoration. Set at the dawn of the 20th century, the film focuses on the members of the multigenerational Peazant family in the Sea Islands' Gullah community -- former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions -- as they struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while planning to migrate to the mainland. On the eve of their departure, an extended family picnic and ritual farewell departure is arranged, even as a clan elder works to keep the family together and pass on the knowledge of their ancestors as they move ever further from their roots. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary with director Dash and Michelle Materre, an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School. (Cohen Film Collection).

    Hidden Figures (2016) Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell. The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program -- and their efforts to overcome racism and sexism. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo,VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "It All Adds Up – The Making of Hidden Figures" five-part featurette: "No Limits – The Life of Katherine Johnson," "The Right People for the Job," "Recreating an Era – The Look of Hidden Figures," "A Spiritual Journey – The Music of Hidden Figures" and "Moving the Decimal – Honoring Katherine Johnson": deleted scenes; "Hidden Figures: Filming in Georgia": audio commentary by Theodore Melfi and Taraji P. Henson; gallery. (Fox).

    photo for House: Two Stories Limited Edition [House 1 & 2] House: Two Stories Limited Edition [House 1 & 2] (1985, 1987) At long-last, Arrow Video is proud to present the first two instalments of hit horror franchise "House" on Blu-ray for the first time. In the original "House," William Katt stars as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his aunt's creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he's found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house's monstrous supernatural residents have other ideas. "House II: The Second Story" sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse's mummified great-great-grandfather, his mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who'll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it. Limited to 5000 units. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary, "Ding Dong, You're Dead! The Making of House," "It's Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story," stills gallery, trailer. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

    photo for Lake Eerie Lake Eerie (2016) Lance Henriksen, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Betsy Baker, Meredith Majors, Ben Furney. Kate, a young widow who is heavily medicated, moves into an old house on Lake Erie to recover from her husband's sudden and traumatic death. The lake house has not been lived in for over 40 years and it is exactly how it was left in 1969. From the moment Kate moves into the house, she is soon haunted by a dark presence. Is any of this real or are her medications making her hallucinate? Formats: DVD. (FilmRise/MVD Entertainment).

    Lion (2016) Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Abhishek Bharate, Sunny Pawar. A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes gallery, “Never Give Up” official lyric video performed by Sia. (Anchor Bay).



    Lonely Boys (2016) Dan Simon, Gregory Lay, Richard Masur, Mark Borkowski. Following a recent break-up, struggling writer Jules crashes with his recently separated best friend, Saul at his apartment in Brooklyn. While Saul wants to drink heavily and lament over his impending divorce, Jules just wants to escape into his latest script. After Saul is fired from his job as restaurant manager and Jules loses an off-Broadway production of his play, the two embark on a weekend bender through New York City and Connecticut in search of solace -- and sometimes more pain. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Candy Factory Films).

    photo for Ludwig Ludwig (1973) Ludwig. He loved women. He loved men. He lived as controversially as he ruled. But he did not care what the world thought. He was the world. A string of masterpieces behind him -- including "Ossessione," "Senso," "The Leopard" and "Death in Venice" -- the great Italian director Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1972, resulting in an epic of 19th century decadence. Dominated by Helmut Berger in the title role, "Ludwig" nevertheless manages to find room for an impressive cast list: Romy Schneider (reprising her Elisabeth of Austria characterization from the "Sissi" trilogy), Silvana Mangano, Gert Fröbe, John Moulder-Brown and Trevor Howard as Richard Wagner. As opulent as any of Visconti's epics -- Piero Tosi's costume design was nominated for an Academy Award -- "Ludwig" is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director's wishes and features the English-language soundtrack for the first ever on home video. Four-disc set, 4K restoration from the original film negative. Two viewing options: the full-length theatrical cut or as five individual parts. Optional original English soundtrack available on home video for the first time ever with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: New interview with actor Helmut Berger; "Luchino Visconti," an hour-long documentary portrait of the director by Carlo Lizzani containing interviews with Burt Lancaster, Vittorio Gassman, Francesco Rosi, Claudia Cardinale and others; "Speaking With Suso Cecchi d'Amico," an interview with the screenwriter; "Silvana Mangano: The Scent of a Primrose," a half-hour portrait of the actress; theatrical trailer. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

    photo for Mad Families Mad Families (2017) Charlie Sheen, Leah Remini, Naya Rivera, Charlotte McKinney, Efren Ramirez, Tiffany Haddish. Centers on three families as they compete in a series of outlandish competitions for the same campsite during Fourth of July weekend. On that weekend, Saltstone Park brims with families eager to relax. At campsite 16, however, the Jones, Jones and Jonas families find that their campsite has been overbooked. What starts as a simple clerical error quickly spirals into a family feud fueled by the rivalry of three equally stubborn leaders: Jose, an affable but slovenly slacker; Franklin, a rising politician with a disdain for the outdoors; and Charlie, a goofy, alcoholic hairdresser. By way of porta-potty races and sexually-charged forest encounters, these determined families wage a ferocious war for the right to holiday fun. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Sony).

    Mars (2016) Three-disc set with 20 episodes of the National Geographic series that follows a crew of courageous international astronauts on its exhilarating maiden voyage to Mars and their quest to colonize the fourth planet from the sun. In a unique blend of scripted drama intermixed with documentary sequences and feature-film-caliber visual effects, the series presents what the greatest minds in space exploration are doing to make traveling to Mars a reality, featuring Big Thinkers like Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Petranek. From executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Seven featurettes: "Making Mars," "Before Mars – A Prequel," "Before Mars Behind The Scenes," "Getting to Mars," "Living on Mars," "More Mars," "Behind-the-scenes"; cast and crew interviews. (Fox

    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It's Ladybug (2017) Six episodes of the animated series. When Paris is threatened by supervillains, photo for Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It's Ladybugtwo amazing heroes are the only hope: Ladybug and Cat Noir. With the help of their magical pets, this incredible duo team up to outwit the forces of evil ... but their biggest challenge might be getting through junior high school. In their normal lives, Marinette and Adrien are just a pair of young students, but in reality, this terrific twosome must juggle schoolwork, friends, family and growing up in a world where every day is a high-flying adventure. Formats: DVD. (Shout! Kids).

    The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013 -- Italy) Pif, Cristiana Capotondi, Alex Bisconti, Ginevra Antona. Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. It's focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora. Formats: DVD. (Icarus Films).

    Monster Trucks (2017) Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Danny Glove, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe. Tripp is a high school senior with a knack for building trucks who makes an incredible discovery -- a gas-guzzling creature named Creech. To protect his mischievous new friend, Tripp hides Creech under the hood of his latest creation, turning it into a real-life super-powered Monster Truck. Together, this unlikely duo with a shared taste for speed team up on a wild and unforgettable journey to reunite Creech with his family. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Who’s Driving the Monster Trucks?", "The Monster in the Truck," "Creating the Monster Truck," gag reel, deleted scenes, production diaries. (Paramount).

    Naciye (2015 -- Turkey) Derya Alabora, Esin Harvey, Gorkem Mertsoz. A pregnant couple travels for the weekend to check on the house they rented on a whim for the remainder of the pregnancy. On their first night at the secluded home they encounter a dangerous woman who claims to be the house's rightful owner, and the idyllic scene turns bloody and horrific as the body count quickly grows. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Shami Media Group).

    100 Girls By Bunny Yeager BLU-RAY DEBUT (2005) An homage to '50s Pin up photography. Bunny Yeager, "the worlds prettiest photographer," started out as a beauty contest winner and professional photographer's model in the '50s. She established herself as one of America's top 10 glamour photographers throughout the '50s and '60s for Playboy and other magazines. This pictorial shows 100 of her most glamorous models, featuring her most famous one, Bettie Page, and includes photographs and original footage of Bunny with the girls behind the scenes. Narrated by Yeager, who passed away in 2014. New 2K HD Transfer (from original 16mm film). Extras: Two new featurettes of Yeager's never-before-seen photos of Bettie Page; more than 200 pin up photos; clips from Bunny Yeager's "Nude Camera" and "Nude Las Vegas" as well as unseen footage; "Bettie Page Uncovered: The Unknown Photographs of Bunny Yeager" (2016); Bunny Yeager/Bettie Page HD virtual photo exhibit. (Cult Epics/CAV Distributing).

    Ovum (2016) Sonja O’Hara, Hassan Johnson, Katie Morrison, Jaspal Binning, Rutanya Alda. A provocative dark comedy about a quirky actress who tries method acting to approach a role and is drawn into the shady world of egg donation clinics and the characters who populate them: from unscrupulous doctors with mind bending fertility drugs to the model donors and a notorious faded movie star who wants her ovum at any cost. But things are not as they first appear in a world where wealthy couples seek to buy the perfect designer egg. Is more at stake than just a role? What is the true worth of a human egg? During the film's production, writer-star O’Hara became an egg donor herself while portraying the lead character, further blurring the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Ultimately the film was in part financed this way, as she ended up donating multiple times to fund the film. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Bohème Film/Random Media).

    photo for The Phantasm Collection The Phantasm Collection Six-disc Blu-ray box set with "Phantasm: Remastered" (1979), "Phantasm II" (1988), "Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead" (1994), "Phantasm IV: Oblivion" (1998) and the most recent installment "Phantasm: Ravager" (2016). Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: In addition to hours of archival material, "Phantasm" creator Don Coscarelli has produced hours of never-before-seen material, featuring new interviews with cast and filmmakers, as well as rare archival materials. Also included with the collection is "Phantasm Compendium," a 120-page book featuring exclusive interviews and rare, behind-the-scenes photos chronicling the history and impact of the franchise, plus a 21” x 27” reversible poster featuring the iconic original theatrical artwork. (Well Go USA).


    Robot Wars (2016) Ben Naasz, Teddy Cañez, Jennifer Sydney, Faye Kingslee. In a dystopian near future, a corporate heist goes wrong and the team members struggle to survive a desperate escape through the apocalyptic sprawl with their stolen prize, a weapon of unspeakable power. As they navigate the the urban wasteland, they must contend with barbaric gangs, corporate death squads and the terrifying truth about the weapon they have stolen. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).

    photo for Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season (2016) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes. From Mike Judge and Alec Berg comes a new season of the Emmy-nominated comedy that takes viewers inside Silicon Valley's high-tech gold rush: a land of big ideas and bigger egos. After last season's shocking ending, which found Pied Piper celebrating legal victory just as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) was ousted as CEO, Season 3 picks up with Richard offered the diminished role of CTO and the rest of his team -- Erlich (T.J. Miller), Jared (Zach Woods), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) -- facing the question of just how far their loyalty extends. With a new no-nonsense CEO hell-bent on transforming everything from Pied Piper's offices to its business agenda, the guys must find a way to triumph in the war of Art vs. Commerce, maneuvering the many competing interests along the way. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (HBO).

    photo for Sword Master Sword Master (2016 -- Hong Kong) Kenny Lin, Peter Ho, Yiyan Jiang, Mengjie Jiangin. A powerful swordsman is haunted by the destructive impact his deadly talents have on others and, weary of the bloodshed and violence from the martial arts world, he banishes himself to the humble life of a vagrant, wandering the fringes of society. But his violent past refuses to let him go quietly and he must regain the ability to wield his sword and fight those disrupting the peace he so desperately craves. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: “Mastering the Sword” featurette. (Well Go USA).

    Takashi Miike's Dead or Alive Trilogy Beginning with an explosive, six-minute montage of sex, drugs and violence, and ending with a phallus-headed battle robot taking flight, Takashi Miike's unforgettable "Dead or Alive Trilogy" features many of the director's most outrageous moments set alongside some of his most dramatically moving scenes. Made between 1999 and 2002, the "Dead or photo for dead-alive-trilogyAlive films" cemented Miike's reputation overseas as one of the most provocative enfants terrible of Japanese cinema, yet also one of its most talented and innovative filmmakers. In "Dead or Alive," tough gangster Ryuichi (Riki Takeuchi) and his ethnically Chinese gang make a play to take over the drug trade in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by massacring the competition. But he meets his match in detective Jojima (Show Aikawa), who will do everything to stop them. "Dead or Alive 2: Birds" casts Aikawa and Takeuchi together again, but as new characters, a pair of rival yakuza assassins who turn out to be childhood friends; after a botched hit, they flee together to the island where they grew up, and decide to devote their deadly skills to a more humanitarian cause. And in "Dead or Alive: Final," Takeuchi and Aikawa are catapulted into a future Yokohama ruled by multilingual gangs and cyborg soldiers, where they once again butt heads in the action-packed and cyberpunk-tinged finale to the trilogy. Formats: Blu-ray, DVD. Extras: New interview with actor Riki Takeuchi, new interview with actor Sho Aikawa, new interview with producer and screenwriter Toshiki Kimura, new audio commentary for "Dead or Alive" by Miike biographer Tom Mes, archive interviews with cast and crew, archive making-of featurettes for "DOA2: Birds" and "DOA: Final," original theatrical trailers for all three films, reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Orlando Arocena. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

    Toni Erdmann (2016 -- Germany) Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek. A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: AFI Fest Q&A with actors Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller and Ingrid Bisu and producer Janine Jackowski; commentary with Simonischek, Hüller and Jackowski. (Sony).

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg photo for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964 -- France) An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched into stardom by this glorious musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through the lilting songs of the great composer Michel Legrand, "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time. Formats: DVD and Blu-ray. 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: "Once Upon a Time . . . The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary; interview from 2014 with film scholar Rodney Hill; French television interview from 1964 featuring Demy and Legrand discussing the film; audio recordings of interviews with Deneuve (1983) and Legrand (1991) at the National Film Theatre in London; restoration demonstration; trailer; an essay by critic Jim Ridley. (The Criterion Collection)

    photo for VEEP: The Complete Fifth Season VEEP: The Complete Fifth Season (2016) Two-disc set with all 10 episodes. Season 5 of the acclaimed comedy series finds Selina Meyer in the midst of a virtually unprecedented Electoral College tie -- with her future as President coming down to only a few hundred votes. Selina finds herself spinning her wheels in D.C. as her staff continues their mission to make her seem presidential (even though she is the President) while fending off the ambitions of her charismatic Vice Presidential running mate who, through an obscure constitutional procedure, could end up being President. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes; audio commentaries from cast and crew including Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, David Mandel and more. (HBO).

    Walking With the Enemy (2013) Jonas Armstrong, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Tointon. During the final months of World War II in Hungary, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by using a stolen Nazi Uniform to pose as an officer. On a journey filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to save his family and thousands of lives from the Nazi. Based on a true story. Formats: DVD. (Fox).

    War on Everyone (2016) Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Caleb Landry Jones, Theo James. Terry and Bob are two crooked cops who frame and blackmail criminals all over town. Looking for the ultimate pay-off, they try to extort a strip-club manager and his eccentric, junkie boss, but get more than they bargained for when their hair-brained scheme uncovers a bigger, darker secret. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “Everyone Sounds Off: The Quirky Cast of War on Everyone” featurette. (Lionsgate).

    photo for Worlds Apart Worlds Apart (2017 -- Greece) J. K. Simmons, Christopher Papakaliatis (as Christoforos Papakaliatis), Maria Kavoyianni, Minas Chatzisavvas, Andrea Osvárt. Greek box office hit weaves together three separate tales of romance that blossom during a time of socio-economic crisis in Europe. When college student Daphne is rescued by Farris, a refugee from Syria, the two fall blissfully in love. Corporate manager Giorgos, whose marriage and job are both facing collapse, has a one-night stand with Swedish businesswoman Elise that turns into far more than just a lustful affair. And Maria, a dispirited housewife struggling under economic strain, is renewed by a romantic spark between herself and Sebastian, a German expat who has come to Greece to spend the autumn of his life. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Behinds-the-scenes featurette, interview with writer-director-star Christopher Papakaliatis, trailers. (Cinema Libre Studio).

    The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967 -- France) Jacques Demy followed up "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" with another musical about missed connections and second chances, this one a more effervescent confection. Twins Delphine and Solange, a dance instructor and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), dream of big-city life; when photo for The Young Girls of Rocheforta fair comes through their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape. With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast (George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, and Gene Kelly), "The Young Girls of Rochefort" is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer. Formats: DVD and Blu-ray. 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: French television interview from 1966 featuring Demy and Legrand discussing the music for the film; conversation from 2014 between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau; episode from "Behind the Screen," a 1966 series about the making of the film; Agnès Varda’s 1993 documentary "The Young Girls Turn 25"; trailer; an essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum. (The Criterion Collection)


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