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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, August 8 -- Monday, August 14

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  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    photo for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy -- whether he likes it or not. Vitals: Director: Guy Ritchie. Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 126 min., Action Adventure, Box office gross: $38.534 million, Warner. Extras: Arthur with Swagger - Charlie Hunnam is a gentleman, a hunk and a badass, setting new standards as king and new rules with the ladies. 2 stars


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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul

    photo for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. The family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget. Based on the record-breaking book series. Vitals: Director: David Bowers. Stars: Jason Ian Drucker,Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott, Alicia Silverstone. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 91 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $20.324 million, Fox. Extras: "Making a Scene," "Greg Heffley’s 10 Rules for the Perfect Road Trip," "Road Games," "Learn to Draw," "A Decade of Wimpy Fun," bloopers and deleted scenes, deleted animation, "Haulin’ Through Georgia.". 2 stars

  • Snatched

    photo for Snatched After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn), to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter -- in unpredictable, hilarious fashion -- is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into. Vitals: Director: Jonathan Levine. Stars: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 90 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $45.403 million, Fox. Extras: Deleted scenes, extended and alternate scenes, gag reel, commentary by director Jonathan Levine. 2 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    August 8:

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul: A family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course -- thanks to Greg’s newest scheme. (Day & Date)
    Female Fight Squad: A former fighter who returns to the secret world of illegal combat in order to save her sister and confront the club’s deranged leader. (Day & Date)
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage (DVD, Blu-ray release: August 22)
    Two films about artists: "Cezanne et moi" and "Burden": (Day & Date)

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    Blu-ray Debuts

  • The Breaking Point (1950) (Criterion)
  • Teen Wolf (Collector’s Edition) (1985) (Shout! Factory)
  • Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition) (1987) (Shout! Factory)

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Blindspot: The Complete Second Season (2016-17) Five-disc set with all 22 episodes. Originally premiering on NBC in September 2015, Blindspot tells the story of a beautiful and mysterious woman who is found naked in Times Square with her body completely covered in intricate, coded tattoos. She has no memories of her past and she is clueless about her own identity. She is dubbed Jane Doe and is investigated by the FBI when they learn one of her mysterious tattoos, bears the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller. As the FBI investigates and solves the complex treasure map of her body, an ever-widening web of conspiracy and corruption is revealed. Season two continues to unravel the conspiracy behind her missing identity and her former life with the shadowy organization known as Sandstorm – before joining Weller and the FBI. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc.. Extras: "The Writer’s Conspiracy" featurettes: "Breaking Season 2" and "Premiere Revelations"; "Conspiracies and Cover-Ups" featurettes: "Zero Division" and "Sandstorm"; deleted scenes; "My Crazy Comic-Con Experience with Ashley Johnson (Agent Patterson)"; 2016 Comic-Con Panel; "Bound and Gag Reel." (Warner).

The Breaking Point photo for The Breaking Point (1950) Michael Curtiz brings a master skipper’s hand to the helm of this thriller, Hollywood’s second crack at Ernest Hemingway’s "To Have and Have Not." John Garfield stars as Harry Morgan, an honest charter-boat captain who, facing hard times, takes on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family, and preserve his dignity. Left in the lurch by a freeloading passenger, Harry starts to entertain the criminal propositions of a sleazy lawyer (Wallace Ford), as well as the playful come-ons of a cheeky blonde (Patricia Neal), making a series of compromises that stretch his morality -- and his marriage -- farther than he’ll admit. Hewing closer to Hemingway’s novel than Howard Hawks’s Bogart-Bacall vehicle, "The Breaking Point" charts a course through daylight noir and working-class tragedy, guided by Curtiz’s effortless visual fluency and a stoic, career-capping performance from Garfield. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with biographer and film historian Alan K. Rode ("Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film"); new piece featuring actor and acting instructor Julie Garfield speaking about her father, actor John Garfield; new video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos, analyzing Curtiz’s directorial techniques; excerpts from a 1962 episode of the "Today" show showing contents of the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, Florida, including items related to "To Have and Have Not," the novel on which "The Breaking Point" is based; trailer; an essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek. (The Criterion Collection).

Burden (2016) A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who took creative expression to the limits and risked his life in the name of art. Explores his life and work, featuring exclusive interviews with the late artist and various members of the art world. illuminates his unconventional life and radical transition from dangerous performance art such as 5-Day Locker, Shoot and Trans-Fixed, to intricately engineered installations including Metropolis II and the iconic exterior Urban Light installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Formats: DVD. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman (1997) Cinematic visionary Chantal Akerman (1950–2015) gave new meaning to the term "independent film" with her radical and original works, earning her high praise amongst cinephiles around the world. Her films have become integral to feminist film theory and broke boundaries between realist and avant-garde genres. "Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman" offers a candid, intimate glimpse of Akerman, the woman. Part One opens with Akerman in her apartment, describing the problems she encountered making this film directly to the camera. What emerges from this mise-en-scène is a funny, often personal, and always thoughtful confession from this extremely perceptive filmmaker. Part Two lets Akerman's films speak for her, taking clips from her extensive filmography and linking them anonymously until they form a new film. There are scenes from "Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles," her best-known work, interspersed with glimpses of several other works including experimental film, comedic shorts, musicals, narrative features, and an early short that stars a very young Chantal. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Icarus Films).

Charlotte (2017) James Andrew Lee, Jack Schaefer, Dan Dowding. A teenage girl is babysitting at a new house, when she's accosted by a vicious doll. In bondage, she's forced to watch terrifying stories on the television, magically controlled by the unfriendly toy ... and each story gets graver than the previous one. Formats: DVD. (Synergetic Distribution).

photo for Diamond Cartel Diamond Cartel (2017) Armand Assante, Karlygash Mukhamedzhanova, Olivier Gruner, Peter O'Toole, Michael Madsen, Bolo Yeung. The charismatic and ruthless Mussa makes a deal to purchase the Star of East Diamond from the Hong-Kong triad crime boss Mr. Lo -- but not before being robbed via an inside job by his own people, former lover Aliya and her new man. Aliya's former love interest and Mussa henchman gets involved, and when Mussa's men track them down, the couple have to fight for their lives. Formats: DVD. (Cleopatra Entertainment).

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: The Long Haul (2017) Jason Ian Drucker,Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott, Alicia Silverstone. A family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course -- thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous. photo for The Dinner Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Making a Scene," "Greg Heffley’s 10 Rules for the Perfect Road Trip," "Road Games," "Learn to Draw," "A Decade of Wimpy Fun," bloopers and deleted scenes, deleted animation, "Haulin’ Through Georgia.". (Fox).

The Dinner (2017) Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Chloë Sevigny, Rebecca Hall. Dark psychological thriller about how far parents will go to protect their children. Two estranged brothers and their wives meet at a restaurant to discuss a dark crime committed by their sons. With their involvement still a secret, they must decide how far they’ll go to protect the ones they love. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Photo gallery, audio commentary with writer-director Oren Moverman and actress Laura Linney. (Lionsgate).

photo for The Exception The Exception (2016) Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer, Lily James, Janet McTeer. Set during WWII, thriller follows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Courtney) as he goes on a mission to investigate exiled German monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer). The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in the Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke (James), one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Lionsgate).

photo for Fargo (20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) Fargo (20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) (1996) In this seven-time Oscar-nominated film, things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) takes the case. Is she up for this challenge? You betcha. Limited to 10,000 copies. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Audio commentary with director of photography Roger A. Deakins, the “Minnesota Nice” featurette, an interview with the Coen Brothers and Frances McDormand, an American Cinematography article, an original advertising gallery, and a still photo gallery. (Shout! Factory/Shout Select).

Frontline: Bannon’s War (2017) The inside story of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon. Drawing on nearly 30 in-depth interviews with political insiders, Bannon’s former associates at Breitbart News, authors and journalists, the film tells the inside story of Bannon’s fight to deliver on Trump’s promises. Investigates who Bannon is, what shaped his worldview, his influence and footing within the Trump administration, and his personal crusade to dramatically transform America. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).



Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children (2016) The 20th century was a dangerous time to be young: a multitude of diseases too often kept children from reaching even their teenage years. Millions suffered and died. From that environment one man would emerge to lead a revolution in vaccine innovation that would save many millions of young lives every year; the greatest scientist of the 20th century, and no one knows his name. Maurice Hilleman had a singular, unwavering focus: to eliminate the diseases of children. From his poverty-stricken youth on the plains of Montana, Hilleman came to prevent pandemic flu, invent the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and develop the first-ever vaccine against human cancer. Responsible for more than half of the vaccines children receive today, he is credited with saving more than eight million lives every year. Now through exclusive interviews with Dr. Hilleman and his peers, rare archival footage, and 3-D animation, this new documentary puts a human face to vaccine science, revealing the character that drove this bold, complex, and heroic man. When parents began choosing not to vaccinate their children in the 1990s, a cruel irony became clear; Hilleman's unprecedented successes has allowed us to forget just how devastating childhood diseases can be. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: Nine animated short films, including "How Viruses Attack Cells," "How Antibodies Work," and "Using Genetic Information to Make Vaccines." (First Run Features).

Hunter's Prayer (2017) Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech, Amy Landecker, Veronica Echegui. Lucas (Worthington) is a solitary assassin hired to kill a young woman, Ella (Rush). When he can't bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. Now both are marked for death and forced to form an uneasy alliance. Relentlessly pursued across Europe, their only hope for survival is to expose those responsible for brutally murdering Ella's family and bring them to justice. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “The Cost of Killing: Making The Hunter’s Prayer” featurette, “The World of the Hunter” featurette, “Creating the Driving Force” featurette. (Lionsgate).

photo for I Am the Blues I Am the Blues (2015) A vibrant, reverential, and nostalgic musical tour of the juke joints, back roads, and church halls of the Mississippi Delta. Diving deep into America's last generation of blues devils, the film takes viewers on an enthralling journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, and moonshine-soaked BBQs in North Mississippi Hill Country to visit with many unsung living legends of blues, including 83-year old Bobby Rush, whose latest recording, "Porcupine Meat," won him his first Grammy Award for Traditional Blues Album in February. Crisscrossing unseen byways and back roads, the documentary highlights a generation of veteran blues musicians rooted from the genre's heyday, many of whom are now in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin' Circuit, including Barbara Lynn, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer and Lil' Buck Sinegal. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, including interviews and performance footage. (Film Movement).

In the Shadow of Women (2015 -- France) Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau, Lena Paugam. Pierre and Manon are a married couple working in fragile harmony on Pierre’s documentary film projects. When Pierre takes a lover and Manon finds out, how do each react to the situation and towards each other? The result is an in-depth exploration of intimacies and emotional ecologies. A black and white throwback to '60s-era French romantic dramas. Formats: DVD. (Distrib Films US/Icarus Films).

photo for John Wayne Double Feature: Rio Lobo & Big Jake John Wayne Double Feature: Rio Lobo & Big Jake The two-disc collection features "Rio Lobo" (1970) and "Big Jake" (1971), two of the iconic star's most beloved films. Directed by Howard Hawks, the Civil War adventure "Rio Lobo" stars Wayne as Cord McNally, a Union leader on the hunt for the Confederate men who betrayed his unit while they were protecting a gold shipment. After learning the raiders had help from the inside, McNally vows to uncover the two traitors within his troop. Jorge Rivero, Jack Elam and Victor French also star. In "Big Jake," Wayne teams up with his real-life son, Patrick Wayne, and the incomparable Maureen O'Hara, to lead the search for his kidnapped grandson and the ruthless outlaw John Fain (Richard Boone). The aging gunfighter sets off to deliver the ransom to his grandson's kidnappers, but has little intention of handing it over without a good fight. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Paramount).

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Eric Bana. Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Arthur with Swagger" featurette: Charlie Hunnam is a gentleman, a hunk and a badass, setting new standards as king and new rules with the ladies. (Warner).

photo for Kung Fu Yoga Kung Fu Yoga (2017 -- China) Jackie Chan, Disha Patani, Amyra Dastur, Aarif Rahma, Sonu Sood. Jack (Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture in this breakneck action-comedy that reunites Chan with acclaimed director Stanley Tong ("Rumble in the Bronx," "Supercop"). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Bloopers, five featurettes: "Best of Both Worlds," "The Dynamic Duo," "The Making-of," "Jackie Chan" and "Bollywood Dance.". (Well Go USA).

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain (2017) All-new animated film. When Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Katana suddenly realize they cannot remember a single moment from their Monday at Super Hero High, the young DC Super Heroes spring into sleuthing action. Suspecting foul-play, they band together to retrace their steps and uncover the mystery of who exactly stole their memories -- and what nefarious plan might be afoot. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

Louise by the Shore (2016) On the last day of summer at a small seaside resort town, 75-year-old Louise misses the last train out. After a torrential rainstorm, she emerges from her room the next morning to find the streets flooded and the town utterly deserted. Days, weeks and months pass in this dreamlike interlude as Louise learns to fend for herself, her solitude interrupted only by a talking dog and memories of her past. Evoking Jacques Tati’s "Mr. Hulot’s Holiday," "The Twilight Zone," and Post-Impressionist watercolors, this lovely, imaginative film is an “animation for adults” only in the sense of its mature and reflective sensibility. An animated film by Jean-François Laguionie ("The Painting"). Formats: DVD, VOD. (First Run Features).

Mouton (2013 -- France) The randomness of daily life is explored to mesmerizing effect in Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone's highly original debut feature, which captured the "Best First Film" and "Jury Award" at Switzerland's prestigious Locarno Film Festival. Mouton ("Sheep") is the nickname of Aurelien (David Mérabet), who at 17 is granted independence from his alcoholic mother and runs off to live on his own in the seaside town of Courseulles-sur-Mer. Hired as a chef's assistant, Sheep fits in well with the rest of the community as he and his co-workers diligently go about their chores; he even begins dating the new waitress (Audrey Clement). During a rowdy late-night celebration for the Feast of St. Anne, however, a man inexplicably cuts Mouton's arm off with a chainsaw; he survives, but moves away to another town. The film then shifts to follow some of Mouton's friends remaining in Courseulles-sur-Mer, such as twins (Emmanuel and Sebastien Legrand), kennel worker Mimi (Michael Mormentyn), and his wife, Louise (Cindy Dumont). Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (IndiePix Films).

photo for My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Magical Movie Night My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Magical Movie Night (2017) The Equestria Girls step through a magical mirror and are transported from the world of My Little Pony, transforming into teenage girls at Canterlot High. Full-time students and part-time magical pony-girls, the Equestria Girls are always ready to save the day with the Magic of Friendship. Three episodes: "Dance Magic," "Movie Magic" and "Mirror Magic." Formats: DVD. Extras: Sing-Alongs. (Shout! Kids).


Night School (2016) A documentary about three students determined to graduate from their high school in Indianapolis, despite the fact that the institution has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country. Victims of circumstance and a broken system, Greg, Melissa, and Shynika are optimistic that they don’t need to be on the wrong side of statistics. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn’s absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits going back to school, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many Americans as they strive to improve their lives in the face of adversity. Formats: DVD. Extras: Audio commentary by director Andrew Cohn and director of photography Zachary Shields. (Oscilloscope Laboratories).

Re-Animator (Limited Edition) (1985) One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon's enduring splatter-comedy classic "Re-Animator" returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features. When medical student Dean Cain advertises for a roommate, he soon finds one in the form of Dr. Herbert West. Initially a little photo for Re-Animator (Limited Editioneccentric, it soon becomes clear that West entertains some seriously outlandish theories -- specifically, the possibility of re-animating the dead. It's not long before Dean finds himself under West's influence, and embroiled in a series of ghoulish experiments that threaten to go wildly out of control. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's classic terror tale "Herbert West – Reanimator" and featuring a standout performance from Jeffrey Combs as the deliciously deranged West, "Re-Animator" remains the ground-zero of '80s splatter mayhem and one of the genre's finest hours. Formats: Blu-ray Disc with 4K restorations of the Unrated (86 minutes) and Integral versions (105 minutes) of the film, in original Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 Audio, with photo for Re-Animator (Limited Edition) Digipak packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Erickson. Extras: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer Michael Gingold; "Re-Animator," the original 1991 comic book adaptation, reprinted in its entirety. Disc 1 – Unrated Version: Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon; audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna, actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, and Robert Sampson; "Re-Animator Resurrectus," documentary on the making of the film, featuring extensive interviews with cast and crew; interview with Gordon and Yuzna; interview with writer Dennis Paoli; interview with composer Richard Band; music discussion with Band; interview with former "Fangoria" editor Tony Timpone; "Barbara Crampton In Conversation," a career-spanning discussion with journalist Alan Jones; deleted and extended scenes; trailer & TV spots. Disc 2 – Integral Version – Limited Edition Exclusive: "A Guide to Lovecraftian Cinema" new featurette looking at the many various cinematic incarnations of H.P. Lovecraft's work. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

Room on the Broom (2012) Based on the children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Features the voices of Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes, Simon Pegg, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, and David Walliams. It's the story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, must to the frustration of her cat. When the witch encounters a fearsome and hungry dragon, her animal friends come to her rescue. To show her gratitude, the witch rewards them with a magnificent new broom with room for everyone. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes documentary, Julia Donaldson live performance, artwork gallery. (Public Media Distribution).

photo for Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy Limited Edition Seijun Suzuki's The Taisho Trilogy Limited Edition After over a decade in the wilderness following his firing from Nikkatsu for "Branded to Kill" (1967), maverick director Seijun Suzuki returned with a vengeance with his critically-praised tryptic of cryptic supernatural dramas set during the liberal enlightenment of Japan's Taisho Era (1912-26). In the multiple Japanese Academy Award-winning "Zigeunerweisen" (1980), two intellectuals and former colleagues from military academy involve their wives in a series of dangerous sexual games. In "Kageroza" (1981), a playwright is drawn like a moth to a flame to a mysterious beauty who might be a ghost, while "Yumeji" (1991) imagines the real-life painter-poet Takehisa Yumeji's encounter with a beautiful widow with a dark past. Presented together on Blu-ray for the first time outside of Japan, the films in the Taisho Trilogy are considered Suzuki's masterpieces in his homeland. Presenting a dramatic turn from more his familiar tales of cops, gangsters and unruly youth, these surrealistic psychological puzzles drip with a lush exoticism, distinctively capturing the pandemonium of a bygone age of decadence and excess, when Western ideas, fashions, technologies and art fused into everyday aspect of Japanese life. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo with High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations, with original stereo audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray). Extras: New introductions to each film by critic Tony Rayns, making-of featurette, vintage interview with Seijun Suzuki, limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley. (Arrow Academy/MVD Entertainment).

Sesame Street: Elmo’s Wonderful World (2016) Everyone’s favorite furry monster stars in an all-new, updated, fun and fresh version of "Elmo’s World." In each episode, lessons are taught through the lens of fun and familiar pre-school relevant topics, live action films, and interactive thinking games such as matching, sorting, and counting. Little learners will accompany Elmo and his friend Smartie, an animated cell phone, as he uses his imagination to transform his bedroom into the beautiful chalk-drawn environment of Elmo’s World and dives into the topic of the day. Formats: DVD. Extras: Two bonus episodes of the new series, the "Furchester Hotel." (Warner).

Snatched (2017) Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni. When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scenes, extended and alternate scenes, gag reel, commentary by director Jonathan Levine. (Fox).

The Summer of All My Parents (aka July-August) (2016 -- France) Luna Lou, Pascale Arbillot, Alma Jodorowsky. 14-year-old Laura and her older sister Joséphine spend the summer holidays shuttling between their divorced parents -- secretly pregnant Mom and bachelor Dad. But when Joséphine falls for a hunk and winds up in the wrong crowd, Laura turns out to be more responsible than the grown-ups who spend their time "educating" her. Formats: DVD, VOD. (First Run Features).

photo for Teen Wolf Teen Wolf (Collector’s Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT (1985) Michael J Fox. New high-definition film transfer taken from the interpositive. Extras: "Never. Say. Die. The Story of Teen Wolf," original theatrical trailer, still gallery. (Shout! Factory).

Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition) BLU-RAY DEBUT (1987) Jason Bateman. Extras: "Working with the Wolf" interview with director Christopher Leitch; "Otherworldly" interview with co-star Kim Darby; "A Man of Great ‘Stiles’" interview with co-star Stuart Fratkin; "Nerdy Girl Saves the Day" interview with co-star Estee Chandler; :A Wolf in ‘80s Clothing" look at the wardrobe of "Teen Wolf Too" with costume designer Heidi Kaczenski; still gallery. (Shout! Factory).

The Transfiguration (2016) Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine. An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer-director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, "The Transfiguration" is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, notebook artwork, theatrical trailer. (Strand Releasing).

Wolves (2016) Taylor John Smith, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino. Anthony is a standout player on his Manhattan high school's basketball team with seemingly everything going for him: a killer three-point shot, a loving girlfriend and a chance at a scholarship to Cornell. But Anthony's dreams of playing college ball are jeopardized by his volatile father, a hard-drinking writer whose compulsive gambling threatens to derail the lives of both his wife and son. Though it goes against his nature, Anthony must summon the strength to step out from his father's shadow and reclaim his future. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).


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