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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, September 29 -- Monday, October 5

All DVD Releases

  • Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

    photo for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Good intentions wreak havoc when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) unwittingly creates Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying A.I. monster who vows to achieve "world peace" via mass extinction. Now, Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) -- alongside Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) -- must reassemble to defeat Ultron and save mankind ... if they can! Vitals: Director: Joss Whedon. Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 141 min., Action, Box office gross: $456.282 million, Disney. Extras: Making-of featurette. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes, more making-of Featurettes, gag reel, commentary. Due October 2. 3 stars


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  • Spy

    photo for Spy Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster. Vitals: Director: Paul Feig. Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz, Morena Baccarin, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 120 min., Comedy Action, Box office gross: $110.213 million, Fox. 2 stars

  • Entourage The Movie

    photo for Entourage While hanging with pals Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), movie star Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) gets a phone call from Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), his former agent, who now runs a major studio. Ari offers Vince the leading role in his first production, but the actor insists on also directing the film. Things get out of hand when the $100 million flick goes over budget, leaving Ari, Vince and the boys at the mercy of the cutthroat world of Hollywood. Vitals: Director: Doug Ellin. Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment. 2014, CC, MPAA rating: R, 106 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $32.297 million, Warner. Extras: Deleted scene. Blu-ray adds "The Gang -- Still Rockin' It," "Hollywood, Baby!" "The Making of Hyde," deleted scenes, gag reel, "Meet the Newest Member of Entourage," "Lucas Ellin is Jonah Gold." 2 stars

  • Poltergeist

    photo for Poltergeist Remake of the classic 1982 film about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever. Vitals: Director: Gil Kenan. Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, Jane Adams, Kennedi Clements, Nicholas Braun. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 94 min., Horror, Box office gross: $47.296 million, Fox. 2 stars



    Blu-ray Debuts

  • Christine (1983)
  • The Honeymoon Killers" (1969) (Criterion)
  • A Room With a View (1986) (Criterion)

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Aloft (2014) Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Melanie Laurent. A mystical new-age drama that follows the lives of three wounded characters; a mother, her son, and a hopeful stranger, all wrestling with the meaning of life and transcendence. A young journalist (Laurent) brings about an encounter between a renowned artist and healer (Connelly) and her abandoned son (Murphy), who has become a peculiar falconer, and the three examine the meaning of life and art. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. (Sony).

photo for The Bear (25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) The Bear (25th Anniversary Collector's Edition) (1989) Notable for its stunning cinematography, minimal dialogue, and outstanding animal performances, director Jean-Jacques Annaud's ("Quest For Fire," "The Name of the Rose") astonishing tale of wilderness survival has thrilled and charmed audiences and critics alike. Set in 19th-century British Columbia, "The Bear" follows the story of a young cub and an adult Grizzly as they join forces to survive the perils inherent in their mountain habitat. With each passing obstacle, the two bears develop a friendship that can only make them stronger -- but will it be enough for them to overcome their most deadly enemy? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Making-of" featurette. (Shout! Factory).

Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014 -- China) Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang, Jingchun Wang, Ailei Yu. Stylishly frosty neo-noir drama follows a cynical ex-cop and his bitter ex-partner who have a second photo for Black Coal, Thin Ice chance to redeem themselves when a series of murders begin that are identical to the murders that ended their careers five years earlier and shamed them. Ex-cop Zhang Zili, seriously wounded while working on a gruesome coal-plant murder case, was forced to retire from the police force due to his injuries. Now, the killer strikes again, and Zhang, now a factory security guard, is determined to redeem himself and solve the case on his own. After his investigation, he discovers that all of the victims seem to be related to a mysterious woman named Wu Zhizhen who works in a dry cleaning shop. Zhang ends up falling in love with her, but in uncovering the truth finds himself in great danger. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).

Bones: The Complete Tenth Season (2014-15) Six-disc set with all 22 episodes. (Fox).

photo for Christine BLU-RAY DEBUT Christine BLU-RAY DEBUT (1983) Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Harry Dean Stanton. Mastered in High Definition with 5.1 Audio. John Carpenter brings Stephen King's best-selling novel to life in this chilling thriller. She was born in Detroit ... on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is Christine -- a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. She seduces 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon), who becomes consumed with passion for her sleek, rounded chrome-laden body. She demands his complete and unquestioned devotion and when outsiders seek to interfere, they become the victims of Christine's horrifying wrath. Extras: Deleted scenes; commentary with John Carpenter and Keith Gordon; three featurettes: "Christine: Ignition," "Christine: Fast and Furious" and "Christine: Finish Line." (Sony).

The Connection (2014 -- France) Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Celine Sallette, Melanie Doutey, Benoît Magimel. A love letter to the 70's and French cinema. A stylish, '70's-period crime thriller inspired by true events that tells the story of real-life Marseille magistrate Pierre Michel (Dujardin) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection. In his crosshairs is charismatic and wealthy kingpin Gatean, who runs the largest underground heroin trade into the States. Though the fearless and tenacious Michel, aided by a task force of elite cops, will stop at nothing to ensure the crime ring's demise, Zampa's "La French" always seems one step ahead. As La French mounts its retaliation, Michel will be forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: to continue waging his war, or ensure his family's safety, before it's too late. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Making-of featurette, deleted scenes. (Drafthouse Films/Cinedigm).

photo for Cop Car Cop Car (2015) Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Wigham, Camryn Manheim. A corrupt small-town sheriff (Bacon) is on the hunt for two runaway kids who took his car on a joy ride in this unnervingly funny thriller. When a pair of 10-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field and take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small-town sheriff goes looking for his missing car -- and the illicit cargo he left in the trunk -- and the kids find themselves at the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don't understand. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Their First and Last Ride: The Making of Cop Car." (Universal).

Deadly Revisions (2013) Bill Oberst Jr., Mikhail Blokh, Cindy Merrill, Lise Hart. International genre favorite Bill Oberst Jr. plays an amnesiac horror writer who becomes trapped in his own nightmare as terrifying images emerge that may or may not be memories, madness ... or both. Formats: DVD. Extras: Blooper reel. (SGL Entertainment/MVD Entertainment).

Death's Door (2015) Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Obba Babatunde, Chico Benymon, Andrew Cappelletti. A dozen people invited to a party in a dilapidated mansion have the time of their lives ... until it's time to go. The front door doesn't open; the back door doesn't open. Doors that once led to familiar rooms now lead to new ones. Some doors open to yet other doors, and some go straight to dead ends. Only one thing is constant: Every door is a trap, and there's only one way out. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, Shorty Wassup music video. (Leomark Studios/MVD Entertainment).

Dog Years (2012 -- Japan/USA) Warren Sroka, Brent Willis, Mariko Yasui, Etsuko Willis, Masaki Sekine. Elliot, an emotionally withdrawn Japanese-American, wants nothing to do with his current business trip to Tokyo. However, when Elliot is ambushed by his estranged, yet good intentioned half-brother, he is forced to battle with the ghosts from his past and attempt to engage in his first meaningful relationship in years. Formats: DVD. (Green Apple Entertainment/MVD Entertainment).

Entourage The Movie (2015) Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment. Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back -- and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince's directorial debut. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Deleted scene. Blu-ray adds "The Gang -- Still Rockin' It," "Hollywood, Baby!" "The Making of Hyde," deleted scenes, gag reel, "Meet the Newest Member of Entourage," "Lucas Ellin is Jonah Gold." (Warner).

Five Films by Patricio Guzman Eight-disc box set collection of films by Patricio Guzman, featuring five of the master documentarian's seminal works. Filmed over more than 35 years, Guzman's films depict Chile's path over that time, coping with political trauma and trying to come to terms with its history. From "The Battle of Chile," filmed in black and white, on 16mm film, in the midst of social upheaval and revolution, to "Nostalgia for the Light," filmed with modern digital technology, photo for Five Films by Patricio Guzmanfilled with vibrant colors, poetic connections and introspection, Guzman's epic body of work is the unprecedented record of one country's journey and one filmmaker's evolution. Born in Santiago de Chile in 1941, Guzman is one of the leading documentary filmmakers in the world. He studied filmmaking at the Film Institute at the Catholic University of Chile, and at the Official School of Film in Madrid. After the 1973 Chilean coup, he left the country and has lived in Cuba, Spain and France, where he currently resides. Six of his films have premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, including "The Battle of Chile," "The Pinochet Case," "Salvador Allende," "Nostalgia for the Light," for which he received the Grand Award from the European Film Academy in 2011. "The Battle of Chile" remains one of the most widely praised documentary films of all time, and was named "one of the 10 best political documentary films in the world" by Cineaste. The films: "The Battle of Chile: Part One" (1975), "Part Two" (1976) and "Part Three" (1978), the epic and universally acclaimed chronicle of Chile's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it in 1973. "Chile, Obstinate Memory" (1997), the poignant portrait of a nation battling with historical reminiscences. "The Pinochet Case" (2001), the haunting story of the landmark legal case against General Augusto Pinochet before and after his arrest in London in 1998; "Salvador Allende" (2004), the poetic and definitive portrait of the Chilean leader; and "Nostalgia for the Light" (2011), the gorgeous, personal meditation on astronomy, archaeology, and politics. Formats: DVD, VOD. Extras: A 24-page booklet with a new essay written by Jose Miguel Palacios; the documentary film "Filming Obstinately, Meeting Patricio Guzman" (2014) by Boris Nicot, an intimate journey of the filmmaker's work in the shadow of the tumultuous history of Chile. (Icarus Films).



Great Performances: Driving Miss Daisy (2015) This 2010 hit on Broadway stars Tony Award winner and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones as Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn, respectively. The filmed stage production follows the relationship between a 72-year old woman deemed to old to drive and an African-American who serves as her chauffeur. Although the friendship starts off troubled due to societal boundaries, both find that their relationship is life-altering and that the boundaries of race mean nothing to them. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).

Grimm: Season Four (2014-15) Five-disc set with all 22 episodes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Gag reel, "A Morphed Reality: Behind the Scenes of Grimm," set tour with Jacqueline Toboni, highlight reels, Grimm Guide. (Universal).

photo for The Honeymoon Killers The Honeymoon Killers (1969) Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) is sullen, overweight, and lonely. Desperate for affection, she joins Aunt Carrie’s Friendship Club and strikes up a correspondence with Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco), a charismatic smooth talker who could be the man of her dreams -- or a degenerate con artist. Based on a shocking true story and filmed in documentary-style black and white by the confident and inspired first-time filmmaker Leonard Kastle, "The Honeymoon Killers" is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love. New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New interview program featuring actors Tony Lo Bianco and Marilyn Chris and editor Stan Warnow; interview with writer-director Leonard Kastle from 2003; "Dear Martha," a new video essay by writer Scott Christianson, author of "Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House"; trailer; an essay by critic Gary Giddins. (The Criterion Collection).

iZOMBIE: The Complete First Season (2015) Three-disc set with 13 episodes, $39.98. Rose McIver stars as Olivia "Liv" Moore, a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life ... until she’s turned into a zombie. Now stuck between half-alive and undead, Liv transfers to the city morgue to reluctantly access the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity -- human brains. But there are side effects to Liv's new diet. With each brain she consumes, she experiences flashes of the corpse’s memories -- including, at times, clues as to how they were killed. Her boss, a brilliant but eccentric conspiracy theorist, encourages her to embrace this gift and to work with an unproven homicide detective to help solve these murders ... and quiet the voices in her head. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, iZombie: 2014 Comic-Con Panel. (Warner).

Jane The Virgin: The Complete First Season (2014-15) All 22 episodes, $49.99. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Jane the Virgin: Immaculate Creation" behind-the-scenes featurette, "Getting to Know the Cast of Jane the Virgin," deleted scenes, gag reel. (Warner).

photo for The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015) The six-part HBO documentary series is a compelling look at the life of New York real estate scion Robert Durst and the string of deaths that follow in his footsteps. Directed, produced, and written by Academy Award nominee Andrew Jarecki and written, produced and shot by Marc Smerling ("Capturing the Friedmans"), "The Jinx" results from nearly a decade of research by the filmmakers, who expose police files, key witnesses, never-before-seen footage, private prison recordings, and thousands of pages of formerly hidden documents. This edge-of-your-seat, addictive documentary examines the life of the reclusive millionaire at the heart of three killings spanning four decades. Robert Durst, the scion of a New York real estate empire, has long been a suspect in the notorious 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathie. Further suspicion was raised with the unsolved killing of his best friend, Susan Berman, thought to be a key witness in the investigation into Kathie's disappearance in 2000, as well as the subsequent killing and dismemberment of a neighbor in Galveston, Texas. Durst has consistently maintained his innocence, but throughout the film, new evidence is uncovered that may link Durst to one of the murders. He was arrested the day before the series' finale aired and charged with Berman's murder in Los Angeles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Blu-ray extras: "8 Years in the Making" featurette. (HBO).

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Dir. Joss Whedon; Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 3D Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: Making-of featurette. Blu-ray adds deleted scenes, more making-of featurettes, gag reel, commentary. (Disney). Due October 2.

photo for Monster High: Boo York, Boo York Monster High: Boo York, Boo York (2015) It's fright lights, big city when the Monster High ghouls head to Boo York. Cleo de Nile is invited to attend a fancy gala celebrating the return of a magical comet and, of course, she brings along her beast friends. But their trip isn't all fun and frightseeing because Nefera, Cleo's sister, uses the comet's powers for her own spooktacularly sneaky plans. Can the monsters unwrap the mystery of the comet in time to stop Nefera? This edition of the popular animated franchise is the first-ever Monster High musical, featuring eight original songs. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Ever After High Special: Spring Unsprung." (Universal).

Murder in the Park (2014) Documentary filmmakers assert that Anthony Porter -- a former death-row inmate who was spared the death penalty thanks to the efforts of a college journalism program -- was actually guilty, and an innocent man was sent to prison. Provides a fascinating glimpse into a very broken criminal justice system and re-examines one of the most pivotal conviction reversals in American history. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

photo for My Little Pony -- Friendship Is Magic: Games Ponies Play My Little Pony -- Friendship Is Magic: Games Ponies Play (2015) Sportsmanship is put to the ultimate test in Equestria as the Ponies -- Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy -- prepare for the Games Ponies Play in six adventures that will teach kids all about overcoming the challenges of competition through the magic of friendship. Formats: DVD: $14.98. (Shout! Factory Kids).

9 Full Moons (2013) Amy Seimetz, Bret Roberts, Donal Logue. A brooding love story about two disparate souls in Los Angeles: Frankie, an emotional train wreck, careening around the East Los Angeles music scene drinking and getting lost with strangers, and Lev, a taciturn and tormented soul who drives a limo and aspires to work in the music business. Meeting in an after hour seedy night club, they embark on a roller-coaster relationship exploring what love is like for two quiet people who may be damaged beyond repair. Formats: DVD. (Indie Rights/MVD Entertainment).

Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot (2014) Documentary about friendship, the fulfillment of dreams and the indestructible desire to win follows the success of Dallas Maverick's star Dirk Nowitzki from second league German basketball to the NBA. The film touches on the fascinating relationship between Nowitzki and his personal coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner, the German basketball legend and scientist who helped invent the perfect jump shot by merging German engineering and the love of basketball. Also features an inside look at billionaire Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks and how the team has become one of the top to play in the NBA. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Extended interviews, theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Outlander: Season 1, Volume 2 (2015) Two-disc set with all eight episodes. The second half of the popular sci-fi adventure further explores the epic relationships of Claire Randall, a World War II nurse who inexplicably travels back in time to 18th Century Scotland, where she meets Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous Scottish warrior. Available as a Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray with exclusive collectible packaging with 3D art and a 32-page book with photographs, excerpts from the script and an introduction from Ronald D. Moore. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: "Weaving Authentic: Making the Fabrics of Outlander," gag reel, "Outlander" podcasts on every episode. Blu-ray adds "The Reckoning" extended episode with introduction by Ronald D. Moore, 15 deleted scenes with introductions by Ronald D. Moore, three new featurettes: "Diana Gabaldon Tours Outlander," "Outlander Cast & Crew Table Read" and "A Triangle in Time." (Sony).


photo for A Plague So Pleasant A Plague So Pleasant (2013) Eva Boehnke, David Chandler, Maxwell Moody. In the near future, zombies have become a protected, endangered species, held in captivity and legally wandering the streets free from harm by the living. But for the loved ones of those who die, sometimes coping is just too much to handle, especially when not everyone feels the dead have a right to exist, and are willing to break the law to rid the world of this new population of the dead. Formats: DVD. (Wild Eye Releasing/MVD Entertainment).

Poltergeist (2015) Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Saxon Sharbino, Jane Adams, Kennedi Clements, Nicholas Braun. Remake of the classic 1982 film about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. Formats: 3D Blu-ray Combo, DVD/Bluray Combo, DVD, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox).

Return to Sender (2015) Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim, Rumer Willis, Illeana Douglas. When a dedicated nurse agrees to a blind date, the wrong man comes to her door and her world is shattered by a brutal assault. Even after her attacker is convicted and locked away for the crime, she can't overcome the fear and trauma enough to put her orderly life back together. Desperate for closure, she reaches out to him -- first through letters, then prison visits -- and slowly builds a relationship with him. But when he's paroled and comes looking for her, she seizes the opportunity to exact revenge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (RLJ Entertainment).

Rock 'n' Roll Revue and Rhythm & Blues Revue (1955-1956) Two-disc collector’s set -- featuring 54 musical performances by some of the most legendary music artists of the 50s. Filmmakers Joseph Kohn and Leonard Reed present legendary greats from the golden era of rock 'n' roll and rhythm & blues in these two historic variety show revues, hosted by Willie Bryant, recorded live at the Apollo Theater in 1955 and photo for Rock 'n' Roll Revue and Rhythm & Blues Revue featuring music and vocal performances, along with comedy and dance routines: Rock 'n' Roll Revue: Featuring Duke Ellington & His Orchestra ("The Mooche"), Larry Darnell ("What More do You Want Me to do?), Coles & Atkins (tap dance), The Clovers ("Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ but Trash"), Dinah Washington ("Only a Moment Ago"), Nat King Cole ("The Trouble With Me is You"), Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, featuring Louie Bellson (jazz interlude), Big Joe Turner ("Okimoshebop"), Lionel Hampton & His Band (jazz number), Larry Darnell ("Better be on my Way"), Little Buck (tap dance), Delta Rhythm Boys ("Take the A Train"), Martha Davis & Spouse ("Vippety Bippety Bop"), Nat King Cole ("You Call it Madness"), Ruth Brown ("The Tears Keep Tumbling Down") and Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra (jazz finale). Rhythm & Blues Revue: Featuring Lionel Hampton & His Band (jam session), Faye Adams ("Everyday"), Bill Bailey (tap dance), Herb Jeffries ("In My Heart There’s a Song"), Amos Milburn ("Bad, Bad Whiskey"), The Larks ("The World is Waiting for the Sunrise"), Lionel Hampton & His Band (jam session), Sarah Vaughan ("Perdido"), Count Basie & His Orchestra ("One O’clock Jump"), Big Joe Turner ("Shake, Rattle & Roll"), Delta Rhythm Boys ("Dry Bones"), Martha Davis & Spouse ("Goodbye, Honey, Goodbye"), Little Buck (tap dance), Nat King Cole ("Calypso Blues"), Cab Calloway ("Minnie the Moocher"), Ruth Brown ("It’s Raining Teardrops From My Eyes") and Count Basie & His Orchestra ("He Plays Bass in the Basie Band"). Formats: DVD, $19.98. Extras: "Rock, Rock, Rock!" full-length, rock 'n' roll feature film from 1956 in which a teenage girl (Tuesday Weld) desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school dance. Also starring disc jockey and rock 'n' roll impresario Alan Freed and featuring performances by legendary music artists including Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers, Connie Francis, The Moonglows, Chuck Berry, The Flamingos, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and others. (Film Chest Media Group).

photo for A Room With a View A Room With a View (1986) Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, became a household name with "A Room With a View," the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels. A cherubic 19-year-old Helena Bonham Carter plays Lucy Honeychurch, a young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit (Julian Sands) she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm (Daniel Day-Lewis) to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this gargantuan art-house hit features a sublime supporting cast -- including Simon Callow, Judi Dench, Denholm Elliott, Maggie Smith -- and remains a touchstone of intelligent romantic cinema. New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts, with 2.0 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New interviews with director James Ivory, Pierce-Roberts, costume designer John Bright, and actors Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Callow, and Julian Sands; segment about Merchant Ivory Productions from a 1985 NBC television program; trailer; an essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme. (The Criterion Collection).

Soul Boys of the Western World (2014) Set against the backdrop of the 80's music scene, this documentary charts the meteoric rise, fall and ultimate reunion of pop sensation Spandau Ballett, told by the band members themselves with unseen archive footage. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (IFC Films).

Spy (2015) Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz, Morena Baccarin, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). (Fox).

Theresa Is a Mother (2012) C. Fraser Press, Edie McClurg, Richard Poe. Singer-songwriter and single mother Theresa McDermott has finally hit the end of the line in NYC. Unable to make ends meet, she is forced to pack up her life and her three girls and move back to the small town and parents she ran from a decade ago. Teresa needs a job, her parents need their space and a family tragedy that was never dealt with from years past needs closure. Old wounds, unattainable dreams and a few other things expose themselves as a fractured family works to become whole and a single mom, a responsible mother. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Garden Thieves Pictures).

37: A Final Promise (2014) Randall Batinkoff, Scottie Thompson. Haunted rock star Adam Webb plans to fulfill a vow to kill himself on his 37th birthday to atone for a horrible crime he committed as a child. With only 12 weeks to go before his expiration date (and release of his final album), he meets and falls madly in love with a woman who has a dark secret of her own. Formats: DVD. (MVD Visual).

photo for White Shadow White Shadow (2015 -- Tanzania) Hamisi Bazili, James Gayo, Glory Mbayuwayu, Salum Abdallah. Witch doctors in Tanzania offer thousands of dollars for albino body parts, believed to bring good fortune, prosperity and the ability to cure any illness. As a result, albinos, including children, have been murdered by gangs of men who hack off arms, legs or genitals. There is a saying in East Africa, "Albinos don't die, they just disappear" and 73 such documented killings have occurred in the past several years as well as hundreds of unreported attacks since 2007. After witnessing his father's murder, Alias' mother sends him away to find refuge in the city and the young albino boy is brought to the care of his uncle, Kosmos, a truck driver struggling with a few small businesses. In the city, Alias is a quick learner, selling sunglasses, DVDs and mobile phones. He is fond of his uncle's daughter, Antoinette, although his uncle disapproves. Unfortunately for Alias, however, the city becomes no different than the bush and wherever he travels the same chilling rules of survival apply. One part drama, one part surreal cinema verite. Winner of the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut at the Venice International Film festival and an official selection at more than three dozen other international festivals. Formats: DVD, Digital. (IndiePix).

Zipper (2015) Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, John Cho, Patrick Wilson, Alexandra Breckenridge. A federal prosecutor on the fast track to political success risks his promising career and family life in order to indulge the ever-obsessive impulses of his secret sex addiction. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Alchemy).


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