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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, November 15 -- Monday, November 21

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  • Finding Dory

    photo for Thirteen years after the original, audiences get a new chapter in the story of their favorite forgetful blue tang. As returning director Andrew Stanton describes, "I realized that I was worried about Dory. The idea of her short-term memory loss and how it affected her was unresolved. What if she got lost again?" His response is a touching tale of friendship and family that’s truly unforgettable -- perhaps even for Dory. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them … with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Vitals: Director: Andrew Stanton. Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton, Hayden Rolence.. 2016, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 97 min., Animnated Family, Box office gross: $482.974 million, Pixar/Disney. Extras: Theatrical Short: "Piper" – A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is that the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore. Blu-ray adds "Marine Life Interviews" mini short; "The Octopus That Nearly Broke Pixar" unravels the challenges, frustrations, and rewards of bringing to life the studio’s crankiest and most technically complicated character ever; "What Were We Talking About?" showcases the complex routes Dory’s story took as the filmmakers worked to construct a comprehensive narrative involving a main character with short-term memory loss; "Casual Carpool" with "Finding Dory" writer-director Andrew Stanton as he drives Albert Brooks, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell and Ed O’Neill to work; "Animation & Acting" behind-the-scenes look examines the process of constructing believable performances through a unique collaboration between the director, voice actors and animators; "Creature Features" in which the cast share cool facts about the creatures they voice in the film; "Deep in the Kelp" research trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to show how far the "Finding Dory" crew went to make Dory’s world feel real; "Skating & Sketching With Character Art Director Jason Deamer"; "Dory’s Theme" discussion among the composer, music editor and director about the musical elements that shape Dory's quirky and joyful theme; "Rough Day on the Reef": Sometimes computers make mistakes. Here you'll see some of the funny, creepy and just plain bizarre footage the crew encountered while making "Finding Dory"; commentary; deleted scenes; "Losing Nemo": While watching the stingray migration, Dory starts to follow two fish that remind her of her parents, leaving Nemo all alone; "Little Tension in Clown Town" alternate version of the film in which Dory tries to "follow her fins" to her parents, but ends up in a strange place with even stranger fish fashion; "Dory Dumped" early version of the story in which Dory's parents had short-term memory loss as well; "Sleep Swimming," in which Dory begins to talk and swim in her sleep, revealing what seem to be clues to her past; "Meeting Hank" the cranky octopus; "The Pig," in which Dory, frantically navigating the pipes of the Marine Life Institute in search of her parents, crosses paths with a terrifying cleaning device; "Starting Over" in which director Andrew Stanton presents four different versions of the movie's opening scene to illustrate the filmmakers' search for the best way to introduce Dory's backstory and to connect this new film to "Finding Nemo." Digital exclusives: "Tank Gang": After a close encounter with a squid leaves them separated from Dory, Marlin and Nemo unexpectedly meet up with the Tank Gang from "Finding Nemo," who make it their mission to get to the Marine Life Institute … by any means necessary; "Hidden Seacrets of Finding Dory": Take a deep dive to catch secret Easter Eggs throughout the movie. 3 stars


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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa brings eight of the beloved director's own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master's photo for Akira Kurosawa's Dreamsunconscious, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic visions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power-plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of art, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (played by Martin Scorsese), "Akira Kurosawa's Dreams" is both a showcase for its maker's imagination at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance. New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Masaharu Ueda, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: New audio commentary featuring film scholar Stephen Prince; "Making of Dreams" (1990), a 150-minute documentary shot on-set and directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi; new interview with assistant director Takashi Koizumi; new interview with production manager Teruyo Nogami; "Kurosawa's Way" (2011), a 50-minute documentary by Kurosawa's longtime translator Catherine Cadou, featuring interviews with filmmakers Theodoros Angelopoulos, Bernardo Bertolucci, Clint Eastwood, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Bong Joon-ho, Abbas Kiarostami, Hayao Miyazaki, Martin Scorsese, Julie Taymor, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, and John Woo; trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and Kurosawa's script for a never-filmed ninth dream, introduced by Nogami. (The Criterion Collection).

The Anatomy of Monsters (2014) Tabitha Bastien, Jesse Lee Keeter, Conner Marx. Indie thriller revolves around a seemingly normal yet homicidal young man who ventures out one night in search for prey. At a lonely bar he meets a young woman, takes her to a hotel room, ties her up and prepares for the kill ... until he discovers the woman harbors secrets far worse than even he could imagine. What unfolds is a diabolical game of cat and mouse, and a soul bearing confession of love and death. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Artsploitation Films).

Army of One (2015) Dir: Larry Charles; Nicolas Cage, Russell Brand, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rainn Wilson, Paul Scheer. Gary Faulkner (Cage) is an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote who receives a vision from God (Brand) telling him to capture Osama Bin Laden. Armed with only a single sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his mission. While on his quest, Gary encounters old friends back home in Colorado, the new friends he makes in Pakistan, the enemies he makes at the CIA -- and even God and Osama themselves. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD. (Dimension Films/Anchor Bay Entertainment).

photo for Better Call Saul: Season Two Better Call Saul: Season Two (2016) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes. Season 2 follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) journey toward becoming his Breaking Bad alter ego, Saul Goodman, along the way soaring to new heights and sinking to new lows. Season 2 finds Jimmy leaving shortcuts behind for his budding romance with Kim (Rhea Seehorn). With his stern brother Chuck (Michael McKean) keeping watch and fixer Mike (Jonathan Banks) drawn into a menacing cartel web, how long can "Slippin’ Jimmy" stay on the straight and narrow? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Cast and crew commentaries on every episode, gag reel, two featurettes: "Settling the Score: Original Music by Composer Dave Porter" with a never-before-heard piece of music written for a pivotal scene in the episode "Klick," and "Building the Shot" breaking down the single-shot border crossing camera move from the episode "Fifi." Blu-ray adds "HSC: Beaches 'n' Peaches," four commercials, five additional featurettes: "Jimmy and Kim: A Complicated Relationship," "The Takedown," "In Conversation: Jonathan Banks and Mark Margolis," "Constructing Davis & Main" and "Landing FIFI." (Sony).

photo for Cardboard Boxer Cardboard Boxer (2016) Thomas Haden Church, Terrence Howard, Boyd Holbrook Rhys Wakefield, Macy Gray, David Henrie. Church plays Willie, a good man living rough on the dangerous streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, who finds himself coerced by two rich teenagers into fighting other homeless men for cash. Stuck in a violent world he doesn't fully understand; Willie finds solace when he discovers the discarded diary of a troubled young girl. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Well Go USA).

Christmas Ranch (2016) Taylor Lyons, Francine Locke. A rebellious girl is sent to stay on her grandmother's horse ranch for Christmas, where she develops a friendship with her grandmother's pony and becomes determined to help save the ranch from foreclosure. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Virgil Films).

Citizen Kane 75th Anniversary Edition (1941) Remastered and restored from original nitrate elements in 4K resolution. Voted AFI's #1 film of all time and firmly atop critics' best lists. The film's central character is powerful publisher Charles Foster Kane, who aspires to be president of the photo for Citizen Kane 75th Anniversary EditionUnited States. Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst claimed "Citizen Kane" was a thinly veiled and slanderous account of his own life and sought to use his formidable muscle to halt the film's production and distribution. By the early 1960s "Citizen Kane" had been out of circulation for many years when a panel of top industry tastemakers, selected by the AFI, voted it as the Greatest Film of All Time. Since then, "Citizen Kane" has remained #1 or #2 on countless critics' lists and other surveys including those from Roger Ebert, The BBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, Pauline Kael, among many others. Not only did he star in the film, but the then only 25-year-old Orson Welles also produced, directed and co-wrote the film which won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz) and captured nine nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director (Welles). Joseph Cotten made an impressive screen debut as Jedidiah Leland, newspaper reporter and Kane's longtime friend, from whom he had become estranged over the issue of journalistic integrity. Other actors included Everett Sloane, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Paul Stewart and William Alland as the investigative reporter who delves into Kane's life and his mysterious "Rosebud." Alan Ladd and Arthur O'Connell appear uncredited as reporters. Gregg Toland was the film's cinematographer and Robert Wise, later a two-time Academy Award-winning director, edited the picture. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Warner).



Dead Ringers BLU-RAY DEBUT (1988) David Cronenberg's haunting tale of twin gynecologists and the woman they both love makes its Blu-ray debut in a two-disc collector's edition. Claire Niveau (Geneviève Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It's uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle (Jeremy Irons) are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women -- including unsuspecting Claire. Extras: New audio commentary with writer William Beard, author of "The Artist As Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg"; "audio commentary with actor Jeremy Irons; new 2K scan at the director's preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1); new "Carey's Story" interviews with Heidi Von Palleske; new "Working Artis" interview with Stephen Lack; new "Connecting Tissues" interview with special effects artist Gordon Smith; new "Double Vision" interview with director of photography Peter Suschitzky; vintage interviews with Jeremy Irons, director/co-writer David Cronenberg, producer Marc Boyman and co-writer Norman Snider; vintage behind the scenes featurette; theatrical trailer. (Scream Factory).

Finding Dory (2016) Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton, Hayden Rolence. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them … with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who's convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Formats: 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, DVD, VOD, Digital, Disney Movies Anywhere (cloud). Extras: Theatrical Short: "Piper" – A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is that the food is buried beneath the photo for sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore. Blu-ray adds "Marine Life Interviews" mini short; "The Octopus That Nearly Broke Pixar" unravels the challenges, frustrations, and rewards of bringing to life the studio's crankiest and most technically complicated character ever; "What Were We Talking About?" showcases the complex routes Dory's story took as the filmmakers worked to construct a comprehensive narrative involving a main character with short-term memory loss; "Casual Carpool" with "Finding Dory" writer-director Andrew Stanton as he drives Albert Brooks, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell and Ed O'Neill to work; "Animation & Acting" behind-the-scenes look examines the process of constructing believable performances through a unique collaboration between the director, voice actors and animators; "Creature Features" in which the cast share cool facts about the creatures they voice in the film; "Deep in the Kelp" research trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to show how far the "Finding Dory" crew went to make Dory's world feel real; "Skating & Sketching With Character Art Director Jason Deamer"; "Dory's Theme" discussion among the composer, music editor and director about the musical elements that shape Dory's quirky and joyful theme; "Rough Day on the Reef": Sometimes computers make mistakes. Here you'll see some of the funny, creepy and just plain bizarre footage the crew encountered while making "Finding Dory"; commentary; deleted scenes; "Losing Nemo": While watching the stingray migration, Dory starts to follow two fish that remind her of her parents, leaving Nemo all alone; "Little Tension in Clown Town" alternate version of the film in which Dory tries to "follow her fins" to her parents, but ends up in a strange place with even stranger fish fashion; "Dory Dumped" early version of the story in which Dory's parents had short-term memory loss as well; "Sleep Swimming," in which Dory begins to talk and swim in her sleep, revealing what seem to be clues to her past; "Meeting Hank" the cranky octopus; "The Pig," in which Dory, frantically navigating the pipes of the Marine Life Institute in search of her parents, crosses paths with a terrifying cleaning device; "Starting Over" in which director Andrew Stanton presents four different versions of the movie's opening scene to illustrate the filmmakers' search for the best way to introduce Dory's backstory and to connect this new film to "Finding Nemo." Digital exclusives: "Tank Gang": After a close encounter with a squid leaves them separated from Dory, Marlin and Nemo unexpectedly meet up with the Tank Gang from "Finding Nemo," who make it their mission to get to the Marine Life Institute … by any means necessary; "Hidden Seacrets of Finding Dory": Take a deep dive to catch secret Easter Eggs throughout the movie.(Pixar/Disney).

Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season (2016) Five-disc set with all 10 episodes of the HBO series that has consistently been the top selling TV on DVD/BD for the past five years. The most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide TV phenomenon, "Game of Thrones" returns with another power season. This year, after the shocking developments at the end of Season 5 -- including Jon Snow's bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' near-demise at the fighting photo for Game Of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Seasonpits of Meereen, and Cersei's public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing -- survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Battle of the Bastards" in-depth look behind-the-scenes examining the production challenges of creating this epic event, including explorations of VFX, stunts, and interviews with key cast and crew; "Recreating the Dothraki World" behind-the-scenes piece looking at the creation of Vaes Dothrak and its importance to Dany's evolution; "18 Hours at the Paint Hall" follows all three shooting units as they converge in this behind-the-scenes snapshot of a day in the life of the largest show on television; audio commentaries on each episode. Blu-ray adds "In-Episode Guide" digs deeper into the show to provide background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories; "Histories and Lore" 18-piece featurette on the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves: "The Old Way": narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk), "The Kingsmoot": narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk), "The Sunset Sea": narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk), "War of the Ninepenny Kings": narrated by Brother Ray (Ian McShane), "The Great Tourney at Harrenhal": narrated by Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick), "Robert's Rebellion": narrated by Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), "Vaes Dothrak": narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), "The Dothraki": narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), "Northern Allegiances to House Stark": narrated by Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), "Children of the Forest vs. the First Men": narrated by the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow), "Brotherhood Without Banners": narrated by Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye), "Oldtown": narrated by Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover) and Qyburn (Anton Lesser), "House Dayne": narrated by Young Ned Stark (Robert Aramayo), "The Little Birds": narrated by Lord Varys (Conleth Hill), "Knights of the Vale": narrated by Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (Aidan Gillen), "House Tarly": narrated by Randyll Tarly (James Faulkner), "Riverrun": narrated by Brynden ‘the Blackfish' Tully (Clive Russell), "Great Sept of Baelor": narrated by the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). (HBO).

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2015) Oscar-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works -- from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. Features interviews with famed internet pioneers and visionaries including Bob Kahn (co-Inventor of Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol), Elon Musk (founder and CEO of SpaceX) and Kevin Mitnick (hacker, author and computer security consultant). Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Interview with director Werner Herzog, theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Looking: Season 2 (2015) Two-disc set with 10 episodes. The series revolves around three thirtysomething friends living in San Francisco, who explore the exciting, sometimes overwhelming, options available to a new generation of gay men. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick is a 29-year-old video game designer returning to the dating world in the wake of his ex's engagement; aspiring artist Agustín, 31, questions the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group's oldest member, longtime waiter Dom, 39, is facing middle age with dreams still unfulfilled. The trio's stories intertwine dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an unparalleled era for gay men. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (HBO).

Looking: The Complete Series (2014-15) Four-disc set with 18 episodes. The series revolves around three thirtysomething friends living in San Francisco, who explore the exciting, sometimes overwhelming, options available to a new generation of gay men. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick is a 29-year-old video game designer returning to the dating world in the wake of his ex's engagement; aspiring artist Agustín, 31, questions the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group's oldest member, longtime waiter Dom, 39, is facing middle age with dreams still unfulfilled. The trio's stories intertwine dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an unparalleled era for gay men. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (HBO).

Mia Madre (2015 -- Italy) Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Beatrice Mancini, Giulia Lazzarini. The latest film from the acclaimed Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti offers a characteristically wry blend of drama and humor as it tells the tale of a movie director attempting to balance the demands of her latest movie and her crisis-filled personal life. Buy portrays an Italian filmmaker coincidentally named Margherita, who's shooting her latest film while she tries to stave off a nervous breakdown, simultaneously contending with a charming but difficult American actor (Turturro), a romantic break-up, a non-communicative teenage daughter (Mancini) and her beloved mother’s (Lazzarini) progressive illness. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD. Extras: Making-of documentary, deleted scenes, more. (Music Box Films).


Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Chaos lurks in every corner of this giddily off-kilter foray into romantic comedy by Paul Thomas Anderson. Struggling to cope with his erratic temper, novelty toilet plunger salesman Barry Egan (Adam Sandler, demonstrating remarkable versatility in his photo for Punch-Drunk Lovefirst dramatic role) spends his days collecting frequent-flyer-mile coupons and dodging the insults of his seven sisters. The promise of a new life emerges when Barry inadvertently attracts the affections of a mysterious woman named Lena (Emily Watson), but their budding relationship is threatened when he falls prey to the swindling operator of a phone sex line and her deranged boss (played with maniacal brio by Philip Seymour Hoffman). Fueled by the careening momentum of a baroque-futurist score by Jon Brion ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Magnolia"), the Cannes-award-winning "Punch-Drunk Love" channels the spirit of classic Hollywood musicals and the whimsy of Jacques Tati into an idiosyncratic ode to the delirium of new romance. 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Paul Thomas Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: "Blossoms & Blood," a 12-minute 2002 piece by Anderson featuring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, along with music by Jon Brion; new interview with Brion; new piece featuring behind-the-scenes footage of a recording session for the film's soundtrack; new conversation between curators Michael Connor and Lia Gangitano about the art of Jeremy Blake; additional artwork by Blake; Cannes press conference from 2002; NBC News interview from 2000 with David Phillips, "the pudding guy"; "Twelve Scopitones"; deleted scenes; "Mattress Man" commercial; trailers. (The Criterion Collection).

Shared Rooms (2016) Christopher Grant Pearson, Alec Manley Wilson, Ryan Weldon, Alexander Neil Miller, Justin Xavier Smith, Robert Werner, Daniel Lipshutz. Romantic comedy brings together three interrelated tales of gay men seeking family, love and sex during the holiday season. Married couple Laslo and Cal unexpectedly take in a gay teen relative who’s been kicked out of his home; Sid and Gray have a casual online hookup which unexpectedly deepens; and roommates Julian and Dylan confront their secret mutual attraction when forced to share a bed for a week. At a New Year’s Eve party, these stories come together. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Wolfe Video).

Space Jam (1996) 20th anniversary edition in new steelbook packaging. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Commentary from director Joe Pytka, Bugs Bunny (voiced by Billy West) and Daffy Duck (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker); "Jammin" with Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan" featurette; music videos including Seal's "Fly Like an Eagle" and Monstars' anthem "Hit ‘Em High." (Warner).

Summertime (2015 -- France) Cécile De France, Izïa Higelin. Sensual and elegant, the film follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

The Syndicate: All or Nothing (2015 -- UK) Two-disc set with six episodes. The stately home of Hazelwood Manor has been in the family of Lord Hazelwood (Anthony Andrews) since the 18th century. But the once-impressive manor is crumbling, and its owners are burdened with 6.5 million in debt. Lord and Lady Hazelwood (Alice Krige) have been forced to let go of most of the staff, and only five servants help maintain the estate. But when the remaining staff wins the lottery, the lines between upstairs and downstairs begin to blur. BBC One aired two previous seasons of "The Syndicate" in 2012 and 2013. Each installation is a standalone season that features a different cast centered around five members of a betting pool winning the lottery in different settings. "The Syndicate: All or Nothing" was broadcast on BBC One in June 2015.Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

True New York (2016) True New York is an anthology of five award-winning short documentaries about New York City and the amazing characters who call the city home: C-Rock (Director: Jordan Roth). Featuring stunning cinematography and staggering footage of cliff-diving, C-ROCK tells the story of a group of Bronx boys who leap off the 100-foot tall cliff known as "C-Rock" and into the Harlem River. A dangerous rite of passage going back generations in the Bronx, the film captures the rawness of youth while also revealing a wistful nostalgia for a changing neighborhood. Taxi Garage (Director: Joshua Z Weinstein). A powerful and touching look inside a taxi depot in Queens filled with classic New York personalities and a melting pot of immigrants with big dreams of making it in America. The film focuses on Johnnie "Spider" Footman, a colorful octogenarian who has driven a taxi all his life and is New York's oldest taxi driver. One Track Mind (Director: Jeremy Workman). Rreveals the amazing story of Philip Coppola, who has devoted four decades to cataloging, archiving, and sketching every station in the New York City subway system. Filmed over the course of four years, this is a portrait of a man consumed by a singular obsession as well as a loving exploration of the city's unique artistic idiosyncrasies. A Son's Sacrifice (Director: Yoni Brook). The award-winning film is a classic immigrant story and father/son tale. Imran is just another 27-year-old New Yorker struggling to take over his family's business, which happens to be a halal slaughterhouse in Queens. Imran must confront his mixed Bangladeshi-Puerto Rican heritage and gain acceptance from his father's conservative community. Black Cherokee (Directors: Sam Cullman & Benjamin Rosen). Focuses on street performer Otis Houston Jr., a self-taught artist from Harlem who performs before a captive audience of car-bound commuters along Manhattan's FDR Drive. A meditation on family, inspiration, creativity and success, the film pays homage to a New York City icon and opens a lyrical window onto Houston's unique charisma and art. Formats: DVD,. Extras: Director interviews. (First Run Features).

Wentworth, Season 1 (2013 -- Australia) Three-disc set with 10 epiosdes. Set in modern-day Australia, the series is a contemporary reimagining of the famed Australian "Prisoner" series about women behind bars, in particular Bea Smith, who is sent to prison after being charged with the attempted murder of her husband and rises to the top of the prison hierarchy. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? "Wentworth" is a dynamic, often confronting drama series that begins with Bea’s early days in prison. Set in the present day, it con temporizes the "Prisoner's" legendary characters and their stories for today’s audience. The first season takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment that explores the politics of women in a world without men, and how such a threatening experience both challenges and often changes those confined and working behind the razor wire. Formats: DVD. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette, crew interviews, set tours, cast interviews, photo gallery. (Acorn Media).


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