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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, June 19 -- Monday, June 25

All DVD Releases

  • Pacific Rim Uprising

    photo for Pacific Rim Uprising Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in Pacific Rim Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them. John Boyega stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (Scott Eastwood), 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (Cailee Spaeny), returning veterans and a talented crew of fiercely young cadets. Vitals: Director: Steven S. DeKnigh. Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Da, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Tian Jing, Adria Arjona. 2018, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 121 min., Sci-Fi Action-Adventure, Box office gross: $58.941 million, Universal. Extras: Deleted scenes; "Hall of Heroes" about the awesome weaponry and cutting-edge enhancements of the latest generation of Jaegers featured in the film; "Bridge to Uprising" in which the cast and crew discuss how the world of Pacific Rim has changed in the 10 years since the events of the original film; "The Underworld of Uprising" tour of the coastal “Relief Zones”; "Becoming Cadets"; "Unexpected Villain"; "Next Level Jaegers"; "I Am Scrapper" backstory of Scrapper, Amara’s incredible self-built Jaeger and its many unique abilities; "Going Mega" about the technical and creative challenges of creating the most deadly threat the Pan Pacific Defense Corp has ever faced: the Mega Kaiju"; "Secrets of Shao"; "Mako Returns"; commentary with director Steven S. DeKnight. 2 stars


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  • The Death of Stalin

    photo for The Death of Stalin The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire. Moscow, 1953: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast. Vitals: Director: Armando Iannucci. Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine. 2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 107 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $7.958 million, Paramount. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette “Dictators, Murderers, and Comrades…Oh My!”, deleted scenes. 3 stars

  • Unsane

    photo for Unsane Still scarred from the trauma of being terrorized by a stalker, Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) receives treatments at the Highland Creek Behavioral Center. However, shortly after she unwittingly commits herself to the mental institution and is unable to leave, she catches sight of a facility staffer who, she is convinced, is actually her stalker. But is he real or a product of her delusion? Vitals: Director: Steven Soderbergh. Stars: Claire Foy, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving, Joshua Leonard. 2018, CC, MPAA rating: R, 98 min., Horror, Box office gross: $7.732 million, Universal. Extras: "Unsanity" featurette. 2 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    June 18:

    Barry: Season 1: Barry (Bill Hader) is a depressed hitman from the Midwest, and while on a job in Los Angeles, he follows his mark into an acting class and has a career epiphany when he discovers the intoxicating world of theater acting. (Digital only)

    Fahrenheit 451: Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel of the same name, the thought-provoking parable depicts a frighteningly plausible future where media is an opiate, history is purged and dissent is outlawed. (DVD, Blu-ray release: September 18)

    June 19:

    Blockers: When three parents (Cena, Mann and Barinholtz) stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. (DVD, Blu-ray release: July 3)

    The Death of Stalin: Parody follows the tyrannical ruler’s hapless inner circle in the days after his death. As they scramble to come up with the next evolution of the revolution, it’s clear everyone is really out for themselves. (DVD release: Day & date)

    Frat Pack: When Moira (Beverly D’Angelo) decides to marry into a larger-than-life American family, her son, Elliot (Richard Alan Reid), is dragged on a road trip across the country with his soon-to-be stepbrothers for an epic alumni-weekend fraternity rager. (DVD: Day & date)

    Furious: In the 13th century, a Russian soldier vows to get his revenge on the Mongol army that ransacked his village. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

    Pressing On: The Letterpress Film: The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretaker’s age -- but, younger printers are attempting to make the letterpress survive in a digital age. (DVD, Blu-ray release: Day & date)

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    All DVD Releases

    Alex & Me (2018) Soccer superstar Alex Morgan, Siena Agudong, Jerry Trainor, Matt Cornett. Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras:"Getting to Know Alex," "Aspire to Inspire: Success in Hard Work," "Soccer, Script to Set: A Playbook on Alex & Me," outtake. (Warner).

    Back To Burgundy (2018 -- France) Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil, Jean-Marc Roulot. From celebrated French writer-director Cédric Klapisch ("L'Auberge Espagnole," "Russian Dolls," "Chinese Puzzle") comes this comedy-drama that is an absorbing tale of three thirtysomething siblings who reunite at their vineyard in Burgundy to save the family wine business while re-examining their life choices and relationships. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Two featurettes: “Shooting Back to Burgundy” and “The Wine of Burgundy”; "The Genesis of the Film"; commentary by director Klapisch; additional scenes; blooper reel. (Music Box Films).

    photo for Bowling for Columbine Bowling for Columbine (2002) In the wake of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, the intrepid documentarian Michael Moore set out to investigate the long, often volatile love affair between Americans and their firearms, uncovering the pervasive culture of fear that keeps the nation locked and loaded. Equipped with a camera and a microphone, Moore follows the trail of bullets from Littleton, Colorado, and Flint, Michigan, all the way to Kmart’s Michigan headquarters and NRA president Charlton Heston’s Beverly Hills mansion, meeting shooting survivors, militia members, mild-mannered Canadians, and musician Marilyn Manson along the way. An unprecedented popular success that helped usher in a new era in documentary filmmaking, the Oscar-winning "Bowling for Columbine" is a raucous, impassioned, and still tragically relevant journey through the American psyche. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new high-definition digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: "Michael Moore Makes a Movie," a new documentary featuring Moore, chief archivist Carl Deal, field producers Jeff Gibbs and Meghan O’Hara, and supervising producer Tia Lessin; programs covering Moore’s return to Colorado in 2002, his 2003 Oscar win, and three film-festival Q&As with Moore; excerpt from a 2002 episode of "The Charlie Rose Show" featuring Moore; "Corporate Cops," a segment from Moore’s 2000 television series "The Awful Truth II"; trailer; an essay by critic Eric Hynes. (The Criterion Collection).

    photo for The Death of Stalin The Death of Stalin (2018) Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine. Follows the tyrannical ruler’s hapless inner circle in and depicts the chaos of the regime in the days after his death. As they scramble to come up with the next evolution of the revolution, it’s clear everyone is really out for themselves. Parody follows the Soviet dictator's last days Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Behind-the-scenes featurette “Dictators, Murderers, and Comrades…Oh My!”, deleted scenes. (Paramount).

    El Sur (1983 -- Spain) Ten years after making his mark on Spanish cinema with "The Spirit of the Beehive," Víctor Erice returned to filmmaking with this adaptation of a novella by Adelaida García Morales, which deepens the director’s fascination with childhood, fantasy, and the legacy of his country’s civil war. In the North of Spain, Estrella grows up captivated by her father, a doctor with mystical powers -- and by the enigma of his youth in the South, a near-mythical region whose secrets photo for El Surseem to haunt him more and more as time goes on. Though Erice’s original vision also encompassed a long section set in the South itself, which was never made, "El Sur" remains an experience of rare perfection and satisfaction, drawing on painterly cinematography by José Luis Alcaine to evoke the enchantments of memory and the inaccessible, inescapable mysteries of the past. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: Interview from 2003 with director Víctor Erice; new piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2012 with actors Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, and Icíar Bollaín; cinematographer José Luis Alcaine; and camera operator Alfredo Mayo; episode of "¡Qué grande es el cine!" from 1996, featuring film critics Miguel Marías, Miguel Rubio, and Juan Cobos discussing "El Sur"; an essay by novelist and critic Elvira Lindo, and a new edition of the 1985 novella by Adelaida García Morales on which the film is based. (The Criterion Collection).



    Flower (2017) Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker, Adam Scott. Coming-of-age film tells the story of an outspoken rebellious teenage girl who conspires with her new stepbrother to expose a high school teacher’s dark secret. Formats: DVD. Extras: Commentary with director Max Winkler and Zoe Deutch. (Lionsgate).

    Frat Pack (2018) Beverly D’Angelo, Richard Alan Reid, Danny Trejo, Rachel Risen, Lochlyn Munro, Hana Mae Lee. When Moira (D’Angelo) decides to marry into a larger-than-life American family, her son, Elliot (Reid), is dragged on a road trip across the country with his soon-to-be stepbrothers and their sweet, sensible neighbor, Skylar (Risen), for an epic alumni-weekend fraternity rager. On the road, the gang meets drug dealers, tattoo artists, snooty clerks, and party gals who don’t act like ladies. All the while, Elliot’s dying to make a pass at cute Skylar -- but will he pass out instead? Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Trailer gallery. (Lionsgate).

    photo for Furious Furious (2017 -- Russian) Ilya Malakov, Alexander Ilyin Jr., Yuliya Khlynina, Alexey Serebryakov. Russian historical epic. A story of a legendary battle, where 17 fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands of well-trained soldiers. In the 13th-century, Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. As the Mongols move towards Europe, they invade the last Russian principality standing in their way. Little do they know, their plans are about to be ruined by a small detachment of heroic men led by a mysterious warrior. This is a story about courage, endurance and self-sacrifice for the sake of one’s country. This is the story of Evpaty the Furious. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, Digital. (Well Go USA).

    In Syria (2017 -- Belgium | France | Lebanon) Hiam Abbass, Diamand Abou Abboud, Juliette Navis. Berlin Film Festival Audience Award Winner shows the civilian side of a war too often ignored by the media ... a unique look at one of the most troubling photo for In Syriahumanitarian crises in recent memory. Trapped in a city under siege, mother of three Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) struggles to keep her family and neighbors safe by converting her Damascus apartment into a barricaded shelter. But with war raging outside and snipers preventing any means of escape, their situation grows even more dire when armed bandits infiltrate the building and begin to threaten them from within. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus Short Film: "Le Pain" (Directed by Hiam Abbass: French with English subtitles -- In rural France, a woman goes out to buy bread for her family's lunch and makes a devastating discovery. (Film Movement).

    Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975) Elly Stone, Mort Shuman, Joe Masiell, Jacques Brel. A freewheeling adaptation of the perennial cabaret-style musical, "Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" is a kaleidoscopic romp through the Brel songbook. Songwriter (and original cast member) Mort Shuman worked with stage producer Eric Blau to transform Brel's chansons into lushly romantic yet unsentimental English-language tunes. Shuman, Elly Stone and Joe Masiell give voice to Brel's tangos and boleros in an explosion of settings that are inexhaustively imaginative and intimate. But the true showstopper offers Brel himself singing his signature "Ne Me Quitte Pas," in a sequence that ranks as one of the most powerfully understated and sincere musical performances ever captured on film. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary by film historian Bret Wood, with Addison Wood; interview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre; gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre. (Kino Classics).


    The Maids (1974)Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant. Glenda Jackson and Susannah York provide a volatile mixture of class confrontation, Freudian passion, and criminal mischief in this unbridled, expertly cinematic rendering of the play by Jean Genet, one of the most creative and provocative minds of the 20th Century. Solange and Claire are Paris maids who tend to the domestic needs of a cruel socialite (Vivien Merchant). Whenever Madame is away, the bonnes obsessively act out complex psychodramas of domination and control that fuel a lust for revenge upon the haughty woman they serve. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Interview with director Christopher Miles; photo for Midnight Suninterview with Edie Landau; "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre; gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre. (Kino Classics).

    Midnight Sun (2018) Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle. 17-year-old Katie Price (Thorne) has been sheltered since childhood with a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. During the day she is housebound, but after nightfall, Katie can venture out to the local train station and play her guitar for travelers. One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed by Charlie (Schwarzenegger), whom she has secretly admired for years, and decides to hide her condition from him as the two embark on a uniquely powerful romance over one nearly perfect summer. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Midnight Sun: An Inside Look." (Universal).

    photo for Night of the Lepus BLU-RAY DEBUT Night of the Lepus BLU-RAY DEBUT (1972) Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley. Giant mutant rabbits are on the loose in this campy 70’s cult classic. A hormone intended to alter the breeding cycle of rabbits overrunning Arizona ranchlands ends up turning them into flesh-eating, 150-pound monsters. New 2K scan of the original film elements. Extras: NEW audio commentary with author Lee Gambin ("Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film"), new audio commentary with pop culture historian Russell Dyball, theatrical trailer, TV spot, radio spot, still gallery. (Shout! Factory).

    Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Charlie Da, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Tian Jing, Adria Arjona. Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in Pacific Rim Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them. photo for Pacific Rim UprisingFormats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 3D Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo,VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: Deleted scenes; "Hall of Heroes" about the awesome weaponry and cutting-edge enhancements of the latest generation of Jaegers featured in the film; "Bridge to Uprising" in which the cast and crew discuss how the world of Pacific Rim has changed in the 10 years since the events of the original film; "The Underworld of Uprising" tour of the coastal “Relief Zones”; "Becoming Cadets"; "Unexpected Villain"; "Next Level Jaegers"; "I Am Scrapper" backstory of Scrapper, Amara’s incredible self-built Jaeger and its many unique abilities; "Going Mega" about the technical and creative challenges of creating the most deadly threat the Pan Pacific Defense Corp has ever faced: the Mega Kaiju"; "Secrets of Shao"; "Mako Returns"; commentary with director Steven S. DeKnight. (Universal).

    Pressing On: The Letterpress Film (2018) The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretaker’s age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age? Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives -- joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary -- are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD. (Giant Interactive/Bayonet Media).

    photo for Unsane Unsane (2018) Claire Foy, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving, Joshua Leonard. A young woman is committed to a mental institution after being terrorized by a stalker, where she's confronted by her greatest fear -- but is it real or is it a product of her delusion? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: "Unsanity" featurette. (Universal).


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