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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, September 22 -- Monday, September 28

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    September 22

    Beckman: Aaron Beckman (Daniel A. R. White) is finished -- done with a life lived in the shadows as a cruel gun for hire. In desperation, he appeals to the church and is welcomed by an ailing pastor (Jeff Fahey). However, his journey towards salvation is cut short when his adopted daughter is kidnapped by a deranged cult leader named Reese (William Baldwin). Blinded by rage, Beckman sets off on a dangerous rescue mission and is forced to revert back to his old violent ways. (DVD release: Day & date)

    Jay Sebring ... Cutting to the Truth: A fascinating, in-depth look at the legacy of revolutionary sixties Hollywood trendsetter Jay Sebring, a cultural icon of the 1960s who created a billion-dollar men’s hair and fashion industry and defined iconic Hollywood styles for men ... and who was murdered (along with Sharon Tate and others) at the hands of the Manson family in 1969. (AppleTV, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay, XBOX, hoopla, Fandango Now, Verizon, DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Charter, AT&T U-verse)

    Let It Snow: Separated from her fiancé after sneaking onto a restricted slope, a free-riding snowboarder must survive not only against nature, but also the masked snowmobile rider in black who is out for her blood. (DVD: Day & date)

    Resisterhood: Examining the ongoing reverberations of the 2016 U.S. presidential election from a women’s perspective, this film is a compelling and impactful documentary urging us all to use our voice and our vote to shape the future of our country -- and never has it been more urgent than today. Showcases the inspiring stories of six incredibly diverse activists as they work tirelessly to enact change to protect our civil rights and to motivate others to do the same -- including peace movement leaders from the African-American, Latina, Muslim and LGBTQ+ communities. (Digital: Amazon, Vimeo on Demand, more)

    Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story: The documentary goes behind the scenes with the female stunt performers who drive the action and thrills of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster movies from the silent age to the present day. It's the inspiring untold story about the unsung professionals, their struggles on screen to perform at the highest level, and their fight off-screen to be treated fairly and equally. (VOD, AppleTV, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay, hoopla, Fandango Now, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Charter)

    The Swerve: Holly seems to have it all: two kids, a nice house, a good job as a teacher, and a husband with his career on the way up. But there are troubling signs that all is not right in her world. With the weight of a dark secret her already delicate balance collapses, sending her spiraling out of control. (Digital, VOD: iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox, YouTube, Amazon, Fandango Now, DirecTV, Breaker, Playstation, Redbox TVOD)

    September 23

    I'll Be Around: Against the backdrop of a post-punk music festival, dozens of struggling thirty-somethings deal with a wide variety of social and philosophical issues in their respective lives, from generational angst to premature ejaculation. (VOD only)

    September 25

    Dead: Marbles, a hapless stoner, can see ghosts. Tagg, a recently dead wannabe super-cop, needs to find a serial killer. Can a critical ghost cop and a directionless stoner get over their prejudices and work together to save lives ... and deaths? (Virtual cinema release; Digital, VOD: October 6)

    LX 2048: In the near future, the sun has become so toxic people can no longer leave their houses in daytime, and normal life is conducted mostly inside the virtual realm. Against this dystopian backdrop, a dying man seeks to ensure the future well-being of his family, while coping with what it means to be human in this new reality. (VOD: Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, Spectrum, Dish, DirecTV, Vudu)

    Misbehaviour: A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London. When the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favorite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. (VOD only)

    September 27

    John Lewis: Good Trouble: Documentary follows the revolutionary life of Rep. John Lewis, exemplifying a life well lived in defense of civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration. Told using rare archival footage and new interviews with Lewis, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family, and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957. (Digital: Apple TV, Google Play, Amazon, FandangoNOW and more; DVD: September 29)

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    All DVD Releases

    photo for Amor Amor Amor Amor (2017 -- Portugal) Over one New Year's Eve in Lisbon, five friends discover that love is a many-sided thing in a bittersweet romantic drama. A loose adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 17th-century play "La Place Royale," the film tells the story of a group of friends living love's zigzags. There are those who come to discover themselves. Those who come to discover love. And those who come to discover the limits of their own freedom. Formats: DVD, Digital. (IndiePix Films).

    Beckman (2019) David A.R. White, Jeff Fahey, Burt Young, Kira Reed Lorsch, William Baldwin. Aaron Beckman (White) is finished -- done with a life lived in the shadows as a cruel gun for hire. Now, his soul cries out for healing, peace, forgiveness, and grace. In desperation, he appeals to the church and is welcomed by an ailing pastor (Fahey). However, his journey towards salvation is cut short when his adopted daughter is kidnapped by a deranged cult leader named Reese (Baldwin). Blinded by rage, Beckman sets off on a dangerous rescue mission and is forced to revert back to his old violent ways. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Gabriel Sabloff and executive producer/star David A.R. White; “The Making of Beckman: Faith and Hope Amidst the Storm”; bloopers. (Universal).

    photo for Christ Stopped At Eboli Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979) An elegy of exile and an epic immersion into the world of rural Italy during the Mussolini years, Francesco Rosi’s sublime adaptation of the memoirs of the painter, physician, and political activist Carlo Levi brings a monument of 20th-century autobiography to the screen with quiet grace and solemn beauty. Banished to a desolate southern town for his anti-Fascist views, the worldly Levi (Gian Maria Volontè) discovers an Italy he never knew existed, a place where ancient folkways and superstitions still hold sway and that gradually transforms his understanding of both himself and his country. Presented for the first time on home video in its original full-length, four-part cut, "Christ Stopped at Eboli" ruminates profoundly on the political and philosophical rifts within Italian society -- between north and south, tradition and modernity, fascism and freedom -- and the essential humanity that transcends all. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, with new 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New introduction by translator and author Michael F. Moore; documentary from 1978 on Italian political cinema, featuring director Francesco Rosi and actor Gian Maria Volontè; excerpt from a 1974 documentary featuring Rosi and author Carlo Levi; excerpt from Marco Spagnoli’s short 2014 documentary "Unico," in which Rosi discusses Volontè; trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by scholar Alexander Stille and a 1979 director’s statement by Rosi. (The Criterion Collection).

    photo for The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova (2018) Katherine Fogler, Douglas Nyback, Doroftei Anis. On a cold winter night, estranged siblings Sarah and Aaron Cotler arrive at an empty train station in Dombrova, Poland. With their only available ride being a silent cab driver, they embark on a quest to fulfill their dying grandmother’s wish – find, dig up, and bring home the bones of her favorite childhood dog, Peter. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Film Movement).

    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Explore the Outdoors (2020) A six-episode compilation featuring adventures and lessons as Daniel Tiger, with his friends and family, explore the great outdoors. In these episodes, Daniel learns about lizards after spotting one in his backyard, plays in the park with Prince Wednesday, goes on a nature walk, and much more. Throughout the stories, young viewers learn about the best ways to play with friends, how to be understanding and compassionate, the importance of selfless acts, dealing with conflicting emotions, and more. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).

    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season (2020) Three-disc set with all 15 episodes of the series that follows a group of misfit heroes as they fight, talk, and sing their way through protecting the timeline from aberrations, anomalies, and anything else that threatens to mess with history. After saving the world via the power of song and themed entertainment in last season’s finale, the Legends are major celebrities. Some struggle with the transition from lovable losers to A-list stars, while others start letting fame go to their heads. When a documentary crew decides to film the Legends in action, distracting them from their original mission, Astra Logue frees history’s most notorious villains from Hell in a bid for power. It’s up to the Legends to forgo fame and stop these reanimated souls (who they quickly dub “Encores”) from wreaking havoc on the timeline, whether it’s Rasputin popping out of his coffin and trying to become an immortal tsar or Marie Antoinette (and her head) turning the French Revolution into a deadly, non-stop party. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital. Extras:Blu-ray adds bonus disc with all five epic episodes of the DC Crossover Event "Crisis on Infinite Earths" from Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. (Warner).

    Extra Innings (2020) Aidan Pierce Brennan, Alex Walton, Geraldine Singer, Simone Policano, Natasha Coppola-Shalom, Mara Kassin. Set against the backdrop of 1960's Brooklyn, the film tell the story of a young man who is caught between pursuing his dream of playing baseball and staying devoted to his Syrian Jewish family that is afflicted with mental illness. Based on the life story of writer and director Albert Dabah. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).

    photo for The Good Fight: Season Four The Good Fight: Season Four (2020) Two-disc set with all seven episodes. This season finds Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart navigating a very different landscape. After they lost their biggest client, Chumhum, and their founding partner's name was tarnished, Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart was forced to accept an offer by a huge multi-national law firm, STR Laurie, to become a small subsidiary. Suddenly, all of their decisions can be second-guessed by the giant firm that is literally on top of them. While STR Laurie initially seem like benevolent overlords, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and her colleagues (Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo and Audra McDonald) are chafing at their loss of independence while simultaneously investigating the emergence of a mysterious Memo 618. Co-stars Formats: DVD. (CBS/Paramount).

    I Am a Dancer (1972) One of the greatest ballet dancers of his generation, Rudolph Nureyev is at the height of his powers in this intimate 1972 documentary portrait, which offers an unprecedented look at the training and dedication behind his electrifying art. Providing a unique glimpse into photo for I Am a DancerNureyev's personality, preparation and technique,the film includes excerpts from his performances in the classical ballets "La Sylphide" with Carla Fracci, and "The Sleeping Beauty" with Lynn Seymour; in addition to sequences from the modern ballet "Field Figures" with Deanne Bergsma, and Frederick Ashton's "Marguerite and Armand" with his long-time partner Margot Fonteyn. Restored in HD. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Terese Capucilli (Juilliard, Martha Graham) on Nureyev and Fonteyn, Skylar Brandt (American Ballet Theatre) on "I Am a Dancer," 16-page booklet with new essay by arts critic Kenji Fujishima. (Film Movement).

    Let It Snow (2020 -- Ukraine) Ivanna Sakhno, Alex Hafner, Tinatin Dalakishvili. As Mia and Max visit a remote European resort for a free-ride snowboarding vacation, they ignore the receptionist’s disturbing tales of unexplained deaths on the nearby trails. But when they sneak onto a forbidden slope, Max goes missing, and Mia finds herself attacked by a masked snowmobile rider. Now she must brave the rider’s vicious attacks – as well as a massive avalanche– if she hopes to survive. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Making-of. (Lionsgate).

    Most Wanted (2020 -- Canada) Josh Hartnett, Amanda Crew, Jim Gaffigan, Stephen McHattie, J.C. MacKenzie, Antoine Olivier Pilon. Inspired by a gripping true story, an investigative reporter (Hartnett) fights to expose the twisted truth behind a heroin bust orchestrated by dirty cops to frame an innocent man -- sentencing him to life in a Thai prison. Formats: Blu-ray. (Paramount).

    On a Magical Night (2019 -- France) Chiara Mastroianni, Benjamin Biolay, Vincent Lacoste. Maria, a woman dissatisfied with her marriage, has a heated argument with her husband of 20 years and spends the night in room 212 of the hotel across the street from their home. There, she has a bird's eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. In this comic romp, she confronts her past lovers and relationships, fantasizing about the lives she could've lived and wondering if she's made the right decisions. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).

    photo for Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2020) Voices of Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Claflin, Gina Gershon, Patrick Warburton, Jim Rash. This outrageous fairy tale spoof starts as Snow White steals a pair of red shoes that transform her into a princess. Meanwhile, a witch’s curse turns seven brave princes into dwarfs, forcing them to seek out the princess, hoping for a kiss to break their spell. Together, they must face Snow White’s wicked stepmother – who will stop at nothing to get her precious shoes back – and, along the way, learn that true beauty lies within. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Making of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs” featurette, “From Storyboard to Animation: Creating Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs” featurette; “Start of Something Right” music video; “Something So Beautiful” music video. (Lionsgate).

    Rick and Morty: Season 4 (2019-20) Two-disc set with all 10 of Adult Swim’s hit series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson into multi-universes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "A Day at Rick and Morty: Inside Season 4," "Inside the Episode" for each episode, "Creating Snake Jazz," "Directing Rick and Morty," "Samurai and Shogun," "Prop Process," "Character Creation," "Animation Challenges." (Warner).

    Riverdale: The Complete Fourth Season (2019-20) Four-disc set with all 19 episodes. The fourth season of Riverdale begins with a farewell to Fred Andrews (Luke Perry). As Independence Day approaches, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) receives a phone call that will forever change his life. Through an emotional journey, with support from his girlfriend, Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), and best friends Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse), Archie and the citizens of Riverdale grieve the loss of the town’s heart and soul. Our story continues with senior year at Riverdale High, which means varsity football games, cheerleading, back-to-school parties and college applications. But it also means bittersweet moments, like the first last day of high school. In the meantime, Archie honors his father and develops a deeper connection with his mother, Betty uncovers more about her mother and sister, Veronica goes unsupervised while her parents spend time in jail, and Jughead turns more to writing. Formats: DVD. (Warner).

    photo for Sanctuary Sanctuary (2019) Two-disc set with all eight episodes. Estranged Swedish identical twins Siri and Helena (Josefin Asplund) have always had a complex relationship. When Helena receives an invitation to visit Siri at an exclusive residential sanatorium in the breathtaking and picturesque Alps, she is reluctant but figures it will be a nice break from her monotonous life. Despite the peacefulness of the clinic, Helena refuses Siri’s plea for help in taking care of some business and swapping places for a few days but ends up waking up to find Siri gone. Soon she realizes that Siri isn’t coming back, and that the clinic is far from a place of recovery; it’s a facility for studying psychopaths. Helena is now trapped in a waking nightmare in which no one is who they seem to be, and everyone believes that she is Siri. Surrounded by the most predatory and manipulative people imaginable, including the director of the Sanctuary, Dr. Marvin Fisher (Matthew Modine), escape is now only the second order of business: Helena’s first problem is simple survival. Formats: DVD. (Sundance Now).

    photo for The Secret: Dare to Dream The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas, Celia Weston, Jerry O’Connell. Based on the groundbreaking best-selling book by Rhonda Byrne, the film follows Miranda (Holmes), a young widow trying to make ends meet while raising her three children and dating her boyfriend (O’Connell). A devastating storm brings an enormous challenge and a mysterious man, Bray (Lucas), into Miranda’s life. Bray reignites the family’s spirit but, unbeknownst to Miranda, also holds an important secret — one that will change everything. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Secret on Set." (Lionsgate).

    The Wind Rises (2013 -- Japan) Acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away") delivers a modern masterpiece with this Academy Award®-nominated exploration of creative passion in a hostile world. Jiro Horikoshi is fascinated by aviation but unable to become a pilot due to a medical condition. He moves to Tokyo in 1923, surviving the Great Kanto Earthquake to become a highly accomplished airplane designer. As rumors of war escalate, Jiro reunites with Nahoko, a young woman he met during the earthquake years earlier. The two fall deeply in love, just as Nahoko falls ill with tuberculosis. Inspired by visions of Italian aeronaut Caproni, Jiro must confront mounting tragedies with dignity in this epic tale of love and perseverance. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Exclusive booklet, feature-length storyboards, "10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki" documentary episode, "Behind the Microphone," film completion press conference, original theatrical trailers, TV spots. (GKIDS/Shout! Factory).

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