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Tuesday, October 29 -- Monday, November 4

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    October 29

    The Angry Birds Movie 2: Family friendly sequel. When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant, Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig, Garry (Sterling K. Brown), to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely super team to save their homes. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 12)

    The Art of Racing in the Rain: Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 5)

    The Farewell: A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 12)

    47 Meters Down: Uncaged: Four teenage girls explore a submerged Mayan city and discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly great white sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell. (DVD, Blu-ray, VOD release: November 12)

    Good Boys: Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. (DVD, Blu-ray, VOD release: November 12)

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    photo for An American Werewolf In London An American Werewolf In London [Limited Edition] (1981) One of the greatest directors of the 1980s, John Landis ("The Blues Brothers," "Trading Places"), expertly combines macabre horror with dark humor in the lycanthropic classic. American tourists David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are savaged by an unidentified vicious animal while hiking on the Yorkshire Moors. David awakes in a London hospital to find his friend dead and his life in disarray. Retiring to the home of a beautiful nurse (Jenny Agutter) to recuperate, he soon experiences disturbing changes to his mind and body, undergoing a full-moon transformation that will unleash terror on the streets of the capital. "An American Werewolf in London" had audiences howling with laughter and recoiling in terror upon its cinema release. Landis' film has gone on to become one of the most important horror films of its decade, rightly lauded for its masterful set-pieces, uniquely unsettling atmosphere and Rick Bakers' truly ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special makeup effects. New 2018 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by John Landis. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by "Beware the Moon" filmmaker Paul Davis; audio commentary by actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne; "Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf," newly produced, feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more; "An American Filmmaker in London," a newly filmed interview with John Landis in which he reflects on his time working in Britain and British cinema; "I Think He's a Jew: The Werewolf's Secret," new video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira ("Elstree 1976") about how Landis' film explores Jewish identity; "The Werewolf's Call," Corin Hardy, director of The Nun, chats with writer Simon Ward about their formative experiences with Landis' film; "Wares of the Wolf," new featurette in which SFX artist Dan Martin and Tim Lawes of The Prop Store look at some of the original costumes and special effects artefacts from the film; "Beware the Moon," Paul Davis' acclaimed, feature-length exploration of Landis' film that boasts extensive cast and crew interviews; "Making An American Werewolf in London," a short archival featurette on the film's production; "An Interview with John Landis," a lengthy archival interview with the director about the film; "Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London," the legendary make-up artist discusses his work on the film; "I Walked with a Werewolf," an archival interview with the make-up artist about Universal horror and its legacy of "Wolfman" films; "Casting of the Hand," archival footage from Rick Baker's workshop as they cast David Naughton's hand; outtakes; original trailers, teasers and radio spots; extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera; reversible sleeve featuring original poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys; double-sided fold-out poster; six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions; limited 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Travis Crawford and Simon Ward, archival articles and original reviews. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

    Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition BLU-RAY DEBUT (1999-2001) Six-disc set with all 52 episodes, digitally remastered for this Blu-ray debut, individually numbered for a Limited Edition release of 50,000. The animated adventures of The Dark Knight were taken to even greater heights with this series, providing an edgier, faster-moving, more contemporary take on crime-fighting in Gotham. Extras: Fifteen featurettes, select commentaries, "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" feature-length film), an exclusive chrome Batman Beyond Funko POP, and four beautifully-designed lenticular art cards. (Warner).

    photo for The Blob Collector’s Edition The Blob Collector’s Edition (1988) Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn, Candy Clark,Joe Seneca. The Blob is back in this horrific tale about a vile, malignant life-form that crashes to Earth in a cozy, rural American town called Arborville. Untroubled by conscience or intellect, the Blob does only one thing -- and it does it well. It eats anything and everything that moves: men, women, and children. It wants to swallow the entire town of Arborville. The original version of the "Blob" thrilled and terrified movie audiences back in 1958. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with director Chuck Russell, special effects artist Tony Gardner and cinematographer Mark Irwin, moderated by filmmaker Joe Lynch; new audio commentary with actress Shawnee Smith; new "It Fell From the Sky!" interview with director Chuck Russell; new "We Have Work to Do" interview with actor Jeffrey DeMunn; new "Minding the Dinner" interview with actress Candy Clark; new "They Call Me Mellow Purple" interview with actor Donovan Leitch Jr.; new "Try to Scream!" interview with actor Bill Moseley; ; new "Shot Him!" interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin; ; new "The Incredible Melting Man" interview with special effects artist Tony Gardner; new "Monster Math" interview with special effects supervisor Christopher Gilman; new "Haddonfield to Arborville" interview with production designer Craig Stearns; new "The Secret of the Ooze" interview with mechanical designer Mark Setrakian; new "I Want that Organism Alive!" interview with Blob mechanic Peter Abrahamson; new "Gardner’s Grue Crew" behind-the-scenes footage of Tony Gardner and his team; audio commentary with director Chuck Russell, moderated by film producer Ryan Turek; theatrical trailers; TV spot; still gallery. (Scream Factory).

    A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019) Laura Marano, Gregg Sulkin, Barclay Hope, Johannah Newmarch. Contemporary musical take on Cinderella follows Katherine “Kat” Decker, who dreams of becoming a famous singer-songwriter. Her reality, however, is suffocated by her conniving and cruel stepfamily and a demoralizing job working as a singing elf at billionaire Terrence Wintergarden’s Santa Land. When she starts to fall for Nick, the handsome new Santa at the tree lot, things begin to look up. Unfortunately, when her stepmother and stepsisters realize Kat has been invited to the prestigious Wintergarden Christmas Gala, they’ll stop at nothing to procure their own invitation and keep Kat from attending. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Look and Costumes of A Christmas Wish" featurette, "The Mic and the Stage" featurette. (Warner).

    The Devil Rides Out (1968) Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi, Leon Green, Patrick Mower, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Sarah Lawson, Paul Eddington. Hammer Films classic. The debonair Duc de Richleau has been entrusted with the care of his deceased friend’s son, Simon Aron. The Duc discovers that the young man has been seduced into joining a satanic cult headed by the diabolic Mocata, who is intent on making Simon one of the Devil’s disciples. Having rescued Simon from a bloodied ritual, de Richleau is pursued by Mocata, who will stop at nothing to destroy the Duc and his friends, even summoning the Angel of Death himself. New 2K scan of the 20th Century Fox interpositive (also included is the Studio Canal restored master). Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman, filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr and author/screenwriter Richard Christian Matheson; new "Satanic Shocks" in which author/film historian Kim Newman discusses the film; new "Folk Horror Goes Haywire" with author/film historian Jonathan Rigby; audio commentary with actors Christopher Lee and Sarah Lawson; "Black Magic: The Making of The Devil Rides Out"; theatrical trailers; still gallery. (Scream Factory).

    A Discovery of Witches (2018) Two-disc set with all eight episodes. Supernatural thriller and Sundance Now/Shudder Original Series based on the critically acclaimed and bestselling “All Souls” trilogy by Deborah Harkness is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and demons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight. Brilliant historian Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer) is a witch denying her own heritage. But when she unexpectedly calls up an ancient, bewitched manuscript from Oxford’s Bodleian library, she finds herself thrown into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the enigmatic geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode). Their unlikely alliance to find the book before it falls into the wrong hands – and their deepening relationship – threatens to violate age-old taboos and shake the fragile peace that exists between the species. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Featurettes about characters, mythology, and TV magic. (Acorn Media).

    Door in the Woods (2018) John-Michael Fisher, Katherine Forbes, Lauren Harper. A family is haunted by a group of evil spirits that they accidentally release after finding a mysterious gateway during a hike in the woods. They turn to a shaman who must help them save their child and send the entities back to the spirit world forever. Formats: DVD, Digital. (WildEye Releasing).

    photo for Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975 Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975 Criterion celebrates the arrival of spine number 1000, a Blu-ray collector's set fit for the granddaddy of all movie monsters. This landmark edition gathers for the first time all the Godzilla films from Japan's Showa era: 15 kaiju rampages, presented in high-definition digital transfers and accompanied by a slew of supplemental material, including a giant deluxe hardcover book with notes on each film and new illustrations from sixteen artists, new and archival interviews with cast and crew members, and much, much more. In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path -- and changing movies forever. The arresting original "Godzilla" soon gave rise to an entire monster-movie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in 14 fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector. Collected here for the first time are all 15 Godzilla films of Japan's Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen. Formats: Eight Blu-ray Discs, $224.95. More information, and a list of bonus features, can be found here. (The Criterion Collection).

    photo for Jirga: A Soldier's Story Jirga (2018 -- Australia) Sam Smith, Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad, Amir Shah Talash. Australia's pick for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2019 Oscars. A unique look at the impact of war on both sides, and specifically at the war in Afghanistan, where armies from all over the world have fought for the United States. Here, a former Australian soldier returns to a village where he was involved in war crimes. Seeking relief from his torment, he puts his life in the hands of the village justice system - the "Jirga." Shot in Afghanistan after the Pakistani Secret Service cancelled permission to film, director Benjamin Gilmour took his star Sam Smith and filmed in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan, using some incredibly natural non-actors, a few being former members of the Taliban itself. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Lightyear Entertainment).

    photo for Man of a Thousand Faces Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) One screen legend pays homage to another in "Man of a Thousand Faces," an enthralling biopic that sees Oscar-winning tough guy James Cagney give a multifaceted portrayal of silent cinema legend Lon Chaney. In early horror classics such as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "The Phantom of the Opera," Lon Chaney captivated audiences with his vivid personifications of grotesque and afflicted characters. His extraordinary make-up skills, and miraculous ability to completely transform into grisly yet sympathetic and tragic monsters, garnered him international acclaim and the famous moniker of this film's title. Yet, despite his talent and success, Chaney led a life plagued by hardship and heartache. This insightful film-portrait traces the trajectory of the actor's career: from impoverished vaudeville clown to Hollywood stardom, while also capturing the drama that surrounded his private life. Presented here for the first time in High Definition from the original negative. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by film scholar Tim Lucas; "The Man Behind a Thousand Faces," a newly filmed look at Lon Chaney and his legacy by the critic Kim Newman; image gallery; original trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully Illustrated booklet with a newly commissioned essay by Vic Pratt of the BFI. (Arrow Academy/MVD Entertainment).

    photo for Matewan (1987) Written and directed by John Sayles, this wrenching historical drama recounts the true story of a West Virginia coal town where the local miners' struggle to form a union rose to the pitch of all-out war in 1920. When the town of Matewan's miners go on strike, organizer Joe Kenehan (Chris Cooper, in his screen debut) arrives to help them, uniting workers white and black, Appalachia-born and immigrant, while urging patience in the face of the coal company's violent provocations. With a crackerjack ensemble cast-including James Earl Jones, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and Will Oldham -- and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler, "Matewan" taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Sayles, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary featuring Sayles and cinematographer Haskell Wexler; new documentary on the making of the film featuring Sayles, producer Maggie Renzi, production designer Nora Chavooshian, and actors Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, and David Strathairn; new interview with composer Mason Daring on the film's soundtrack; new program on the film's production design featuring Chavooshian; trailer; an essay by critic A. S. Hamrah. (The Criterion Collection).

    Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) An archival look at the legendary career of investigative journalist Mike Wallace. For over 50 years, "60 Minutes'" fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the 20th century's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, this documentary interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today's precarious tipping point. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

    Queens of Mystery (2019) Three-disc set withs ix episodes of the contemporary mystery series that follows the adventures of three crime-writing sisters and their niece, Detective Sergeant Mattie Stone. Using their knowledge of crime -- both real world and fictional -- together they solve murders in the picturesque English region of Wildemarsh. But no matter how many cases they’re able to crack, the unsolved mystery that still haunts the Stone family is that of Mattie’s mother’s disappearance 25 years ago. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Acorn Media).

    photo for Ringu Ringu (1998 -- Japan) In 1998, director Hideo Nakata unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introduced a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film's success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata's original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology. A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week -- unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse. Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary by film historian David Kala; "The Ringu Legacy," a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the "Ringu" series and its enduring legacy' "A Vicious Circle," a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata; "Circumnavigating Ringu," a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ringu series; "Sadako’s Video"; theatrical trailers; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

    photo for Ringu Collection [Limited Edition] Ringu Collection [Limited Edition] The genre-defining trilogy: "Ringu" (1998), the film that started it all, plus Hideo Nakata's chilling sequel, "Ringu 2" (1999) and the haunting origin story, "Ringu 0" (2000) as well as the "lost" original sequel, George Iida's "Spiral" (1998). Brand New 4K restoration of "Ringu" from the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary on "Ringu" by film historian David Kalat; new audio commentary on "Ringu 0" by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas "The Ringu Legacy," a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the "Ringu" series and its enduring legacy; "A Vicious Circle," a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata; "Circumnavigating Ringu," a new video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger on the evolution of the "Ringu" series; "Spooks, Sighs and Videotape," a new video essay by critic Jasper Sharp on the J-horror phenomenon; "The Psychology of Fear," a newly edited archival interview with author Koji Suzuki; archival behind-the-scenes featurette on "Ringu 0"; "Ringu 0" deleted scenes; "Sadako's Video"; multiple theatrical trailers; FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing from Violet Lucca, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jasper Sharp, Kieran Fisher and Kat Ellinger; limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

    Susana (1951 -- Mexico) Dir.: Luis Buñuel; Rosita Quintana, Fernando Soler, Víctor Manuel Mendoza. Set on a gorgeous Mexican farming estate, "Susana" reveals how quickly the moral conventions of society can shatter. The titular Susana, armed with nothing more than her sensuality, pushes a family to the brink of collapse. She escapes from a reformatory and finds her way to the estate presided over by the kind Don Guadalupe, his loving, devout wife Doña Carmen, and their intelligent son Alberto. Before a full day has passed Susana begins to seduce Don Guadalupe, Alberto, and ranch hand Jesús, drawing them in with an innocent façade that conceals her ingenious schemes. "Susana" highlights the fragility of the bourgeoisie family and the hypocrisy of the seemingly honorable characters. With only the slightest temptation from a beautiful woman, even the most upstanding characters toss aside the constraints of morality. In Susana, Buñuel reveals both the power of female sexuality and the inability of society to contain it. Formats: DVD. (Facets).

    10 Minutes Gone (2019) Bruce Willis, Michael Chiklis. Crime boss Rex (Willis) hires Frank (Chiklis) and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash -- but the job goes wrong when someone tips off the cops. After Frank suffers a blow to the head, he wakes up to find the jewels gone and no memory of his attacker. Now, Frank must confront his team members one by one to find the traitor -- before Rex covers his tracks by having Frank murdered. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Making 10 Minutes Gone” featurette, cast/crew interviews. (Lionsgate).

    Them That Follow (2018) Walton Goggins, Alice Englert, Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Thomas Mann, Lewis Pullman. Unique thriller tells the story of a community of snake handlers dealing with a terrible secret that endangers their livelihood. Deep in Appalachia, Pastor Lemuel Childs (Goggins) presides over an isolated community of Pentecostal snake handlers. As his devoted daughter Mara (Englert) prepares for her wedding under the watchful eye of Hope Slaughter (Colman), Mara reveals a deadly secret that threatens to shatter the entire community. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

    photo for Two Evil Eyes (Limited Edition) Two Evil Eyes (1990) Three-disc set; new 4K restoration from the original camera negative; 30th anniversary. The Masters of Modern Horror -- George Romero and Dario Argento -- bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In Romero's "The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar," a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's "The Black Cat," a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own? Martin Balsam, E.G. Marshall, John Amos and Tom Atkins co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly makeup effects by Tom Savini. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Disc 1: new audio commentary with Troy Howarth, author of "Murder By Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento"; theatrical trailer; poster & still gallery. Disc 2: "Two Masters' Eyes" interviews with directors Dario Argento & George Romero, special make-up effects supervisor Tom Savini, executive producer Claudio Argento, and Asia Argento; "Savini's EFX " behind-the-Scenes look at the film's special make-up effects; "At Home With Tom Savini" personal tour of Tom Savini's home; Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero; new "Before I Wake" interview with star Ramy Zada; new "Behind the Wall" interview with star Madeleine Potter; new "One Maestro and Two Masters" interview with composer Pino Donaggio; new "Rewriting Poe" interview with co-writer Franco Ferrini; new "The Cat Who Wouldn't Die" interview with assistant director Luigi Cozzi; new "Two Evil Brothers" interview with special make-up assistant Everett Burrell; new "Working With George" in interview with costume designer Barbara Anderson; Disc 3 (CD): "Two Evil Eyes" original motion picture soundtrack by Pino Donaggio. BONUS: Collectable booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold. (Blue Underground).

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