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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, December 12 -- Monday, December 18

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  • Detroit

    photo for Detroit In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten. Vitals: Director: Kathryn Bigelow. Stars: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 143 min., Drama, Box office gross: $16.790 million, Fox. Extras: "The Truth of Detroit," "The Cast of Detroit," "The Invasion of Detroit," The Hope of Detroit," "Detroit – Then and Now," Algee Smith and Larry Reed: “Grow” music video. 2 stars


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  • Home Again

    photo for >Home Again Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice (Reese Witherspoon)decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice's unlikely new family and new romance come to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. A story of love, friendship, and the families we create, and one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners. Vitals: Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 97 min., Comedy-Romance, Box office gross: $26.984 million, Universal. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and producer Nancy Meyers. 2 stars

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    photo for Kingsman: The Golden Circle The Kingsmen face a new challenge when their headquarters is destroyed and the world is held hostage. Their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, and in a new adventure, these two elite, secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy in order to save the world. Vitals: Director: Matthew Vaughn. Stars: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 141 min., Action-Adventure Comedy, Box office gross: $99.554 million, Fox. Extras: "Black Cab Chaos: Anatomy of a Killer Chase"; Kingsman Archives: Concept Art: Sets, costumes, stills: Behind the scenes, sets, props, the cast. Blu-ray adds "Kingsman: Inside the Golden Circle" nine-part documentary. 2 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    December 11:

    The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Volumes 1-3: Never before available on any digital platform, each nine-roast volume will be available for $14.99; individual episodes are $1.99

    Vice Principals: Season 2: Two vice principals in a Southern school wage an epic power struggle to become school principal.

    December 12:

    All Saints: The inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett) who, ordered to shut down a tiny church, bands together with a group of refugees from Southeast Asia to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

    Cops and Robbers: A police hostage negotiator returns to the force following a leave of absence and is immediately thrown into a volatile hostage situation. (DVD release: Day & Date)

    Dunkirk: The story of the evacuation of 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk in May 1940. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 19)

    Flatliners: Contemporary take on the 90’s fan favorite supernatural thriller that follows five medical students obsessed with what lies beyond the confines of life. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 26)

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle: When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US, and the two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a common enemy. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & Date)

    The LEGO Ninjago Movie: Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 19)

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  • General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait (1974 -- France) (Criterion)

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photo for All Saints All Saints (2017) John Corbett, Cara Buono, Myles Moore, Nelson Lee, Barry Corbin, David Keith. The inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock. Ordered to shut down a tiny church, Spurlock (Corbett), with a group of refugees from Southeast Asia, band together to risk everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. Michael’s first assignment as their new pastor is to actually close down All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen devoted members ... and a mortgage well beyond its means. But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming refugees from Burma -- former farmers striving for a fresh start in America -- Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its people. Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do -- close the church and sell the property -- or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: Four featurettes: “Act of Faith,” “All Saints: The Cast & Community,” "All Saints: On Location in Tennessee,” “All Saints: Ye Win and the Karen.” Blu-ray adds “The Pastors of All Saints” featurette, deleted scenes. (Sony).

photo for Architects Of Denial Architects Of Denial (2017) The annals of history are stained with brutal purges along ethnic, racial and religious lines: among them, the Nazi "Final Solution" and latter-day genocides in Sudan, Rwanda, Cambodia and Guatemala. One of the least well known is the systematic persecution and genocide of millions of Armenians since the early 1900s. This theatrical documentary explores how the silence surrounding such tragedies and a lack of accountability may set the stage for more worldwide massacres in the future. A first person account of genocide through the eyes of survivors, the film also includes interviews with Julian Assange, Sibel Edmonds (founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition), Genocide Watch founder Dr. Gregory Stanton, and Oscar-winning actor-director George Clooney, as well as experts who graphically illustrate the real connection between historical "denial" with present day mass exterminations. Tackling the persecution of innocent individuals along with the countries -- and the politicians -- who refuse, even today, to acknowledge the enormity of these mass crimes, this documentary delivers the powerful and chilling message that genocide denied is genocide continued. Formats: DVD. Extras: (Omnibus Entertainment).

photo for Bad Lucky Goat< Bad Lucky Goat (2017 -- Colombia) Honlenny Huffington, Kiara Howard. After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible teenagers embark on a journey of reconciliation and comedic misadventure along Colombia's breathtaking Caribbean coast. With no money, Cornelius "Corn" Denton and his older sister, Rita, must find a way to get the damaged truck fixed in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family's hotel. While struggling to conceal the accident, the siblings visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, a pawn shop and even a witch doctor during the course of an amazing 24-hour odyssey around Port Paradise. Official Selection of SXSW 2017. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus short film: "Miss World" (directed by Georgia Fu, 20 minutes); a young woman comes home to Taiwan to say goodbye to her father before he goes to prison. (Omnibus Entertainment).

The Complete Monterey Pop Festival On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few performers in a wildly diverse lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the photo for The Complete Monterey Pop FestivalWho, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style -- and a camera crew that included the likes of Albert Maysles and Richard Leacock -- D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend smashing his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his, Mama Cass being blown away by Janis Joplin’s performance. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of the Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced, featuring the films "Monterey Pop," "Jimi Plays Monterey," and "Shake! Otis at Monterey," along with every available complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 16-bit 4K digital restoration of "Monterey Pop," supervised by director D. A. Pennebaker, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack; restored high-definition digital transfers of "Jimi Plays Monterey" and "Shake! Otis at Monterey" with uncompressed stereo soundtracks; alternate soundtracks for all three films featuring 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio. Extras: "THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES": Two hours of performances not included in "Monterey Pop," from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues Project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who; audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick; new interviews with Adler and Pennebaker; "Chiefs," (1968), a short film by cameraman Richard Leacock, which played alongside "Monterey Pop" during its inaugural theatrical run; interviews from 2002 with Adler and Pennebaker and with Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager; audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby; photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes; Monterey International Pop Festival scrapbook; trailers and radio spots; essays by critics Michael Chaiken, Armond White, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, and Michael Lydon. (The Criterion Collection).

Cops and Robbers (2016) Michael Jai White, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Tom Berenger. When Michael (Michael Jai White), a police hostage negotiator, returns to the force following a leave of absence, he is immediately thrown into a volatile hostage situation. After learning that he has more in common with the suspect than anyone expected, Michael has no choice but to lead negotiations. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

photo for Detroit Detroit (2017) Dir.: Kathryn Bigelow; John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie. Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Truth of Detroit," "The Cast of Detroit," "The Invasion of Detroit," The Hope of Detroit," "Detroit – Then and Now," Algee Smith and Larry Reed: “Grow” music video. (Fox).

Doc Martin, Series 8 (2017) Three-disc set with all eight episodes. Martin Clunes returns as Dr. Martin Ellingham in the eighth series of this smash-hit British comedy. In these all-new episodes, the doctor continues his practice in the picturesque seaside town of Portwenn, while raising his son with wife Louisa. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurettes, interviews with the cast and guest stars. (Acorn Media).

Election (1999) Perky, overachieving Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) gets on the nerves of history teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) to begin with, but after she launches her campaign for high-school president and his personal life starts to fall apart, things spiral out of control. In Alexander Payne’s satire "Election," the teacher photo for Electionbecomes unhealthily obsessed with cutting his student down to size, covertly backing a spoiler candidate to stop her from steamrolling to victory, and putting in motion a series of dirty tricks and reckless promises with uncanny real-world political parallels. Adapting a then-unpublished novel by Tom Perrotta, Payne grounds the absurdity of his central dynamic in the recognizable -- the setting is his hometown of Omaha, and the accomplished cast is rounded out with nonprofessionals -- and distills his closely observed take on deeply flawed humanity to its bitter but stealthily sympathetic essence. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by co-writer-director Alexander Payne, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Payne; new interview with Payne; new interview with actor Reese Witherspoon; "The Passion of Martin," Payne’s 1991 UCLA senior thesis film; "TruInside: Election,” a 2016 documentary featuring on-set footage and interviews with cast and crew; Omaha local-news reports on the film’s production; an essay by critic Dana Stevens. (The Criterion Collection).

Fuller House: The Complete Second Season (2016) Two-disc set with all 13 episodes. There’s no place like home, as the Tanner-Fuller-Gibblers serve up a whole new set of adventures. D.J. finally decides between Matt and Steve. Kimmy’s ex-husband, Fernando moves into the Tanner house. Ramona thinks she’s ready for her first kiss. The entire Tanner family shows up to the house for Thanksgiving, pushing D.J.’s organizational skills to the extremes. Kimmy tries to get her childhood band Girl Talk back together again. Uncle Jesse and Becky consider making an addition to their family. A famous ‘90s boy band makes a guest appearance and much more. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (2017) The latest season of "Game of Thrones" featured the most-watched premiere and finale episodes in HBO history, and the series remains the most-awarded drama series in Emmy history, with 109 nominations to date and winning the 2015 and 2016 trophy for Best Drama Series. In Season 7, Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies, dragons and new Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister. Jon Snow has been named King in the North after defeating Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and photo for Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Seasonreturning Winterfell to House Stark. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne by incinerating the High Sparrow, his followers and her rivals in the Sept of Baelor. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge, an army of dead men marches on the Wall, threatening to end the game of thrones forever. Formats: Four-disc DVD, three-disc Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: "From Imagination to Reality: Inside the Art Department" extensive two-part featurette detailing the astonishing work of production designer Deborah Riley and her art department, dissecting the process behind the creation of this season’s incredible new sets; "Fire & Steel: Creating the Invasion of Westeros" behind-the-scenes featurette, including interviews with key cast and crew; audio commentaries on every episode with cast and crew; Bonus Disc: "Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms": From the "Game of Thrones" realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous events that shaped the world of Westeros for thousands of years before the series start. Cast members Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) team up to narrate the animated telling of Aegon Targaryen’s attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill. Blu-ray adds "Histories and Lore": seven new animated pieces that give the history and background of notable Season 7 locations and storylines including The Dragonpit, Highgarden, Prophecies of the Known World, the Rains of Castamere and more, all narrated by cast members including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen and more; "In-Episode Guides" in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters and locations. (HBO).



George Gently, Series 8 (2017) In the final season of the acclaimed BBC detective drama, Tony nominee Martin Shaw returns as DCI George Gently, a brilliant and honorable cop investigating murders in the rugged North East of England. It’s 1970, the start of a new decade. Radical social and political change is in the air, and Gently is on the brink of retirement. Tasked with investigating two last homicides, Gently finds himself at odds with his cocky protégé, DI John Bacchus and questioning the legacy he will leave behind. When a victim’s body is discovered eight years after his wife was convicted of killing him, Gently reopens the case against the wishes of Bacchus, who was part of the original investigation. Later, a cold case leads Gently to suspect a charismatic politician billed as a future prime minister. Along with DS Rachel Coles, Gently and Bacchus must enter a shadowy world of political intrigue and risk everything—even their own lives—to uncover the truth. Formats: Two-disc DVD, single Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Interviews with the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes featurettes. (Acorn Media).

George Gently: The Complete Collection (2007-17) The 25-Disc DVD and 13-Disc Blu-ray sets include all 25 feature-length mysteries from all eight series; 37.5 hours of gripping storylines, plus behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast interviews, production notes, and a photo galler. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. (Acorn Media).

photo for General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait (1974 -- France) In 1974, Barbet Schroeder went to Uganda to make a film about Idi Amin, the country’s ruthless, charismatic dictator. Three years into a murderous regime that would be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans, Amin prepared a triumphal greeting for the filmmakers, staging rallies, military maneuvers, and cheery displays of national pride, and envisioning the film as an official portrait to adorn his cult of personality. Schroeder, however, had other ideas, emerging with a disquieting, caustically funny brief against Amin, in which the dictator’s own endless stream of testimony -- charming, menacing, and nonsensical by turns -- serves as the most damning evidence. A revelatory tug-of-war between subject and filmmaker, "General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait" is a landmark in the art of documentary and an appalling study of egotism in power. On DVD and Blu-ray, with a new, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by Schroeder, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with Schroeder; new interview with journalist and author Andrew Rice about Idi Amin’s regime; an essay by critic J. Hoberman. (The Criterion Collection).

photo for Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill! (2017) Sara Malakul Lane, Richard Grieco, Demetrius Stear, Margaret O’Brien, Dave Mustaine. On Halloween, an all girl rock 'n' roll band called “Kill Pussy Kill” ventures out to play their biggest show to date. Before hitting the road, however, they manage to unwittingly upset a man who turns out to be an evil genius dead set on revenge. He manages to lure the girls into his Hell House, and when they wake up from being gassed, they find themselves trapped inside an unescapable room filled with a vicious variety of devices that can kill them ... as well as a variety of weapons that can be used on each other. The rules are simple: advance through all three rooms and you are allowed to go free. The catch is, in order to make it to the next room, someone must die. Formats: DVD. (Cleopatra Entertainment/MVD Entertainment).

Home Again (2017) Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell. Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn photo for Home Againwhen she allows three young filmmakers to move in with her and her two young daughters. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Commentary with writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer and producer Nancy Meyers. (Universal).

Inflame (2017 --Turkey) Psychological thriller follows Hasret, (Algi Eke) a female editor working at an Istanbul TV news channel, who has been having recurring and unsettling nightmares about her parents’ death. Are these experiences at night fictional recreations or repressed memories? Hasret edits documentaries at a local news channel. After a position shuffle, she is moved to the newsroom, which has recently been monopolized by politics. Displeased at work day after day, disagreeing with the whitewashing of any anti-government dissent that she has to splice and edit together, she finally decides to quit. Isolating herself in the flat left to her after her parents’ death 20 years earlier, paranoia and obsession slowly begin to creep in and take hold of her psyche. Did her parents really die in a car crash or was it something politically charged? Ceylan Özgün Özçelik's feature film debut. Since bursting onto the film festival scene, Özçelik has become a vanguard of the recent Turkish cinematic movement. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. (FilmRise).

K-SHOP (2016 -- UK) Ziad Abaza, Reece Noi, Darren Morfitt, Ewen MacIntosh, Scott Williams, Kristin Atherton, Chris Wright, Harry Reid, Sean Cernow. After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah is forced into running the family kebab shop alone. When a fight with an angry customer goes fatally wrong, he finds himself with a dead body on his hands and he disposes of it in the one place he knows best: the kebabs. As the shop's gullible customers devour the new recipe, Salah develops a taste for the kill and seizes the opportunity to turn vigilante, seeking vengeance on the abusive drunkards plaguing the streets. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Film Movement).

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Elton John, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy. photo for Kingsman: The Golden CircleFormats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Black Cab Chaos: Anatomy of a Killer Chase"; Kingsman Archives: Concept Art: Sets, costumes, stills: Behind the scenes, sets, props, the cast. Blu-ray adds "Kingsman: Inside the Golden Circle" nine-part documentary. (Fox).

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (2017) An in-depth chronicle of celebrated fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his remarkable dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker, an icon revered by celebrities, stylists, industry luminaries, and fashion lovers everywhere. The documentary follows Blahnik from his childhood in the remote city of Santa Cruz de la Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands, to his beginnings as a shoemaker and designer, up through his first store opening in London in 1973 and coming of age in the fashion capitals of the world, where he now has shops and?department store concessions in over 20 countries. And through it all -- through Madonna offering that his shoes are “better than sex” and Carrie Bradshaw getting mugged in an episode of "Sex and The City" as she begs to hold onto her signature -- Blahnik has retained full control of his business, still creating every shoe and even hand-carving the wooden forms himself. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Music Box Films).

Monterey Pop (1968) The standalone "Monterey Pop" from the above set. On DVD and Blu-ray. (The Criterion Collection).


photo for Mysteries of China (2017) Documentary captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of Ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, viewers explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China's past. The discovery of the Terracotta Warriors and the Tomb of the First Emperor offers a unique time capsule into the past, revealing many things about this great country, which tells a larger story about the growth of China into a true superpower. From modern China to ancient China and back again, "Mysteries of China" is a visual adventure, using beautiful aerial photography and cutting-edge time lapse techniques to reveal great majesty, tragedy, splendor, and growth in a nation that continues to excel quickly into the future. Formats: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, Digital. (Shout! Factory).

Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017) Simon Phillips, Sayla Vee de Goede. Santa and Mrs. Claus terrorize a small town when they go on a spree, forcing a teen girl and local cop to solve the pattern behind the mysterious murders. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

photo for Pulp Pulp (1972) A year after they'd created one of the defining British gangster pictures with "Get Carter," three Michaels -- writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine -- reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavor. Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as "My Gun Is Long" and "The Organ Grinder," who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections -- but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined. A favorite of J.B. Ballard, "Pulp" has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different -- "Get Carter" never had the time for sight gags and one-liners -- but it's a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This release aims to right that wrong. Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements, supervised and approved by director of photography Ousama Rawi, produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release, with original 1.0 mono sound. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Nnew interview with writer-director Mike Hodges; new interview with director of photography Ousama Rawi; new interview with assistant director John Glen; new interview with Tony Klinger, son of producer Michael Klinger; original theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh. (Arrow Video/Arrow Academy).

photo for The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon (2016 -- Serbia) Ken Foree, Katarina Cas, Monte Markham, Dragan Micanovic. An American military satellite crash lands in Eastern Serbia and a team of US and Serbian agents are dispatched to secure the remains of the satellite, but when they locate the crash site all is not as it seems. Features a soundtrack of music from Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" performed by Rick Wakeman (Yes), John Wetton (Asia), Robbie Krieger (The Doors), Colin Moulding (XTC) and more. Formats: DVD.(Cleopatra Entertainment/MVD Visual).

The Strain Season 4 (2017) Three-disc set. In the final 10 episodes of this terrifying series from the visionary minds of Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan, nuclear winter envelopes the planet and a desperate, weakened humanity -- existing only as slave labor for “The Partnership” -- is controlled by the bloodthirsty strigoi. Meanwhile, the sinister “Master” grooms Eph’s son Zack to rule the post-apocalyptic dystopia. With nothing left to lose, Eph and a tiny group of survivors plot to defeat The Master and save what’s left of humanity — and the planet. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel, "Coping with The Strain: A Therapy Session," 11 featurettes. (Fox).

The Strain Season 1-4 Complete Series (2014-17) Fourteen-disc set. Formats: DVD. (Fox).

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Chapters (2017) Two-disc set with 10 episodes. In this final collection of episodes, the half-shelled heroes must band together once and for all in order to be the heroes they were destined to be. Whether they are battling mutants in another dimension, teaming up with a rabbit samurai to defeat an evil sorcerer, or clashing with classic movie monsters to protect New York City, the Turtles will have to use all of their ninja-knowledge to defeat their enemies. Formats: DVD. (Nickelodeon/Paramount).

The Unknown Girl (2016 -- Belgium) Dir.: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne; Adèle Haenel, Jérémie Renie. A conscientious and dedicated young doctor is devastated after making what appears to be a fatal mistake. One evening after work hours, Jenny), a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It's only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten. Formats: DVD, Digital. (IFC Films).

photo for Whiskey Galore Whiskey Galore! (2016 -- UK) Eddie Izzard, Gregor Fisher, Sean Biggerstaff, James Cosmo, Ellie Kendrick, Kevin Guthrie, Naomi Battrick. Remake of the 1949 Alexander Mackendrick/Ealing Studios classic. The charming and heart-warming tale of a community of Islanders on a remote Scottish Island during WW2 coming together to relieve a sinking ship of its amber cargo. Based on the true story of the cargo ship SS Politician running aground off the coast of Eriskay in 1941 and the ensuing battle between the Excise Men and the locals trying to salvage the lucrative cargo, that of 50,000 cases of Whiskey. The shipwreck and its cargo was like manna from heaven to the Islanders, whose community was totally "dry," without any type of alcohol, which some would say is part of the life blood of the Scottish Islands. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: (Arrow Video/Arrow Academy).

Wolf Warrior 2 (2017 -- China) Wu Jing, Frank Grillo, Celina Jade, Wu Gang, Hans Zhang, Ding Haifeng, Chungyu Shanshan. The Wolf Warrior is back in this sequel to the 2015 blockbuster Chinese hit. photo for Wolf Warrior 2With his career in tatters, China’s deadliest Special Forces operative (Wu Jing) has settled into a quiet life on the sea. But when he crosses paths with a sadistic band of mercenaries terrorizing innocent civilians, he must reaffirm his duty as a soldier and save the day once again. Fists (and bullets, tanks, missiles and much more) fly in this tour de force of bravura action filmmaking, all culminating into a climactic battle between the Wolf Warrior and the mercenary leader (Grillo). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. Extras: Four-part behind the scenes featurette: “Action Scenes,” “Filming in Africa,” “Director Wu Jing,” "Wu Gang”; trailer. (Well Go USA ).

Zoo: Season Three (2017) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes of the CBS drama that portrays a dwindling human population battling against a devastating army of unstoppable lab-made creatures who are hell-bent on destroying mankind. The year is now 2027 and the world has reached a tipping point. The human population continues to dwindle due to a sterility problem and a devastating threat rises in the form of “the hybrids,” the photo for Zoo: Season Threearmy of unstoppable lab-made creatures . Although the team has become estranged over the past decade, they're are forced to overcome their differences and reunite. As the planet’s future hangs in the balance, the team must race to stop the hybrids and their creator – a shadowy figure with a startling connection to the team’s past. Formats: DVD. Extras: Deleted scenes, gag reel. (Paramount).


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