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OnVideo's Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases

Tuesday, November 21 -- Monday, November 27

All DVD Releases

  • The Hitman's Bodyguard

    photo for The Hitman's Bodyguard The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years, and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades, and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. Vitals: Director: Patrick Hughes. Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: R, 118 min., Action Comedy, Box office gross: $74.660 million, Lionsgate. Extras: “Big Action in a Big World” featurette, director’s commentary. Blu-ray adds outtakes, deleted scenes, extended scenes, alternate scenes, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard: A Love Story” featurette, “Hitman vs. Bodyguard” featurette, “Dangerous Women” featurette. 2 stars


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  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    photo for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Based on the best-selling French comic series “Valérian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, published by Dargaud -- visionary writer-director Luc Besson ("The Fifth Element," "Lucy") advances this iconic source material into a contemporary and unique science fiction saga. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha -- an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force that threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Vitals: Director: Luc Besson. Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Rihanna, Rutger Hauer, Herbie Hancock. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 137 min., Science Fiction, Box office gross: $40.479 million, Lionsgate. Extras: “Citizens of Imagination: Creating the Universe of Valerian” five-part documentary: "Paper, Ink, Flesh, Blood: Origins and Characters," "To Alpha and Beyond: Production and Stunts," "Denizens of the Galaxy: Humans and Aliens," "The Final Element: Visual Effects" and "Wrap Up"; Enhancement Pods; “The Art of Valerian” photo gallery. 2 stars

  • Leap!

    photo for Leap Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream -- to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own -- to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen), who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars. Vitals: Director: Eric Summer, Éric Warin. Stars: Voices of Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon. 2017, CC, MPAA rating: PG, 89 min., Animated Family, Box office gross: $12.760 million, Lionsgate. Extras: “In the Recording Booth with Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff, and Maddie Ziegler” featurette; Behind-the-scenes video gallery: "The Birth of a Dream," "Animating the Dance" and "Reconstructing 19th Century Paris." 3 stars


    This Week's Digital Releases

    November 21:

    Crooked House: Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, starring Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, with Gillian Anderson & Christina Hendricks. (Day & Date with theatrical)

    The Defiant Ones: Documentary about the unlikely but unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two street-smart men from different worlds who have shaped many of the most exciting and extreme moments in recent pop culture. (DVD, Blu-ray release: November 28)

    Despicable Me 3: Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. (DVD, Blu-ray release: December 5)

    Trumping Democracy: Donald Trump became the 45th president by winning three key states, a victory engineered by an ultra-conservative faction that quietly mapped its way to power using fake news, lies and psychometrics. (DVD: December 5)

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  • Jabberwocky (1977) (Criterion)

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All DVD Releases

After Love (2016 --France) Cédric Kahn, Bérénice Bejo. Tells the stark story of Boris (Kahn) and Marie (Bejo), a couple who have decided to separate after 15 years together. They have two girls that they adore. However, cash-strapped Boris is still living in the family home. When all is said and done, neither of the two is willing to give up. Now this apartment is a war zone and their situation a nightmare. The film is a painfully intimate, harrowingly and fascinating drama about the emotional and financial photo for Atheist Americacomplexities of a separation and the end of a long love story. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Icarus Films/Distrib Films US).

Atheist America (2017) Every Sunday afternoon two atheists in Austin debate callers for one hour on the only atheist television show in America. Over the span of 20 years, The Atheist Experience has grown from local oddity to nationwide internet phenomenon. Along the way it has provided concentrated and entertaining insight into the culture wars that divide the nation today. This documentary portrays the show, its protagonists, and the funny, touching and often shocking discussions that arise between the hosts and their audience. The film also reveals how religion has permeated public life in Texas -- from prayers before rodeos, NASCAR races and Republican party rallies to Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church and David Barton's "WallBuilders" radio show. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Film Movement).

photo for Birth of the Dragon Birth of the Dragon (2016 -- China) Philip Ng, Yu Xia, Billy Magnussen. Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, the film is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man -- a battle that gave birth to a legend. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Becoming the Dragon" featurette, "Building the Story," "The Stunts," "The Fight." (Universal).

Bob Hope: The Ultimate Movie Collection Features 21 of the funniest movies from the legendary comedian. As a recognized genius of American comedy, Bob Hope has no equal. From his early days in vaudeville to his years as a top Hollywood boxoffice draw and star of radio, TV and live performances, Bob Hope’s innocent charm and lightning-quick wit have delighted millions of fans throughout photo for Bob Hope: The Ultimate Movie Collectionthe world. Co-starring some of Hollywood’s greatest stars including Lucille Ball, W.C. Fields, Dorothy Lamour, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Paulette Goddard, Jane Russell and, of course, Bing Crosby, this collection will entertain longtime fans and introduce a whole new generation to the unforgettable style of one of the most famous comedians of all time. Check out the complete list of titles here. Formats: DVD. Extras: New documentary, "American Masters: This Is Bob Hope"; "Bob Hope and the Road to Success"; "Entertaining the Troops"; "Command Performance 1944"; "Command Performance 1945"; "Hollywood Victory Caravan." (Universal).

Crown Heights (2017) Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Amari Cheatom, Marsha Stephanie Blake. Based on an incredible true story. In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to dentify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid photo for Crown Heightsifrom nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. Adapted from the acclaimed "This American Life" piece. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Broad Green Pictures).

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Series (2000-15) Every episode from all 15 seasons, plus the finale, of the drama that changed the television landscape. CSI was the second most-watched show on television by 2002, taking the top position for Season 3, and was named the most-watched show in the world six times, more than any other show (2016 Monte-Carlo TV Festival). All-star cast: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Laurence Fishburne, Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue. During its 15-year run, "CSI" became a global phenomenon producing three spin-off series: "CSI: Miami," "CSI: NY," and "CSI: Cyber"; a book photo for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Complete Seriesseries; several video games; and an exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. 93-disc set includes 19 hours of special features, all 15 seasons and all 337 episodes, plus the two-hour finale. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Procedures of Handling Evidence," "The Autopsy Theater Tour," "The Gun Lab Tour," "The Trace Lab Tour," "The A/V Lab Tour," commentaries, deleted scenes, gag reels, behind-the scenes featurettes, more. (CBS/Paramount).

CSI: Miami: The Complete Series (2002-12) Horatio Caine (David Caruso), a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy, tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. His team includes Calleigh Dusquene, a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics; Tim Speedle, a cocky yet disarming investigator who is well connected on the street, and photo for CSI: Miami: The Complete SeriesEric Delko, an underwater recovery expert who knows all the twists and turns of the Florida waterways. Rounding out the team is Alexx Woods, the no-nonsense, know-it-all coroner. And, after Speedle is killed in Action, Former Patrolman Ryan Wolfe joins the team. Together, these investigators collect and analyze the evidence to solve the crimes and to vindicate those who often cannot speak for themselves. Formats: 65-disc DVD. Extras: "CSI: Miami Uncovered," "Creating CSI: Miami," "The CSI Tour: Polie Station," "The CSI Shot: Making It Real," "The Writers' Room," "CSI Moves Into Season Three," "Crime Scene Field Kit," "The Evolution of an Episode From Concept to Completion," "Pre-Production," "Production," "Post-Production," commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, character profiles. (CBS/Paramount).

The Film Critic (2013 -- Argentina) Rafael Spregelburd, Dolores Fonzi, Blanca Lewin. Víctor Tellez, a prestigious film critic who has lost faith in the art form sparks with a young woman whose tastes run opposite of his. Crotchety Buenos Aires film critic -- whose "capacity for gusto" has been sucked out of him -- until he learns that all that those sappy, feel-good romantic comedies that he’s come to disdain in Hollywood cinema can be more than simply a movie genre -- much more. Tellez is a man who has spent the last 20 years sitting, and must now take action. The excuse is this girl in the movie, but she could very well be the product of his imagination, something created by his unconscious that drives him out of that very rigid structure that traps him. Formats: DVD. (Music Box Films).



photo for Free To Rock: How Rock & Roll Brought Down The Wall Free to Rock: How Rock & Roll Brought Down The Wall (2017) Broadcast on PBS stations and worldwide, "Free to Rock" is a multi-award winning documentary directed by four-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland. It captures the dramatic -- and at times even humorous -- story of how rock 'n' roll tore a hole in the Iron Curtain and spread like a virus across the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe despite Communist attempts to outlaw it. Thousands of underground bands -- including the Flowers, Kino and the Plastic People of the Universe -- and millions of young fans who yearned for Western freedoms helped fuel the nonviolent implosion of the Soviet regime. Free To Rock features presidents, diplomats, spies and rock stars from the West and the Soviet Union who reveal how rock music helped bring down The Wall. This 10-year production features interviews and performances including: Presidents Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev and Latvian President Vike-Freiberga, former KGB General Oleg Kalugin, former NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Elton John, Billy Joel, Scorpions, Cyndi Lauper ("The Wall - Live in Berlin"), Metallica, Stas Namin, Pits "Pete" Anderson, Boris Grebenshikov, Andrey Makarevich, Valery Saifudinov, Yuri Schevchuk and more. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bonus disk: "Rockin The Kremlin": Outtakes and original stories behind the making of "Free To Rock." (Pop Twist/MVD Visual).

From the Land of the Moon (2016 -- France) Marion Cotillard, Àlex Brendemühl, Louis Garrel. In 1950s France, a passionate, free-spirited woman in a loveless marriage falls for another man when she's sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

Good Time (2017) Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taliah Webster, Buddy Duress. Racing against the clock to get his brother out of jail, Connie Nikas (Pattinson) finds himself trying to make some quick hustles while evading arrest on the colorful streets of New York. An official selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival that received a six-minute standing ovation. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “The Pure and the Damned: Good Time” photo for High School Loverfeaturette; audio commentary with directors Josh and Benny Safdie, producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, and actors Taliah Lennice Webster and Buddy Duress; Music Video. (Lionsgate).

High School Lover (2017) Paulina Singer, François Arnaud, James Franco. When 17-year-old Kelly (Singer) sneaks out to the city one night with her friends, she isn’t expecting to meet Hollywood’s hottest actor, Christian Booth (Arnaud). To Kelly’s surprise, Christian contacts her and they begin spending time together. When her father (Franco) finds out about the relationship -- and the wide age gap -- he demands that Kelly stop seeing Christian. As Christian’s adoration turns into obsession, Kelly realizes that she’s put her family in danger. Formats: DVD. (Lionsgate).

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, photo for The Hitman's BodyguardSalma Hayek. When Michael Bryce, an elite bodyguard, and Darius Kincaid, a renowned hit man, are forced to work together, they don’t just have to avoid getting killed…they also have to avoid killing each other. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “Big Action in a Big World” featurette, director’s commentary. Blu-ray adds Outtakes, deleted scenes, extended scenes, alternate scenes, “The Hitman’s Bodyguard: A Love Story” featurette, “Hitman vs. Bodyguard” featurette, “Dangerous Women” featurette. (Lionsgate).

Jabberwocky (1977) Amid the filth and muck of England in the Dark Ages, a fearsome dragon stalks the land, casting a shadow of terror upon the kingdom of Bruno the Questionable. Who should emerge as the town’s only possible savior but Dennis Cooper (Michael Palin), an endearingly witless bumpkin who stumbles onto the scene and is flung into the role of brave knight? Terry Gilliam’s first outing as a solo director -- inspired by Lewis photo for JabberwockyCarroll’s poem “Jabberwocky” and made on the heels of Gilliam’s success as a member of the iconic comedy troupe Monty Python -- showcases his delight in comic nonsense, with a cast chock-full of beloved British character actors. A giddy romp through blood and excrement, this fantasy remains one of the filmmaker’s most uproarious visions of society run amok. On DVD and Blu-ray, with new 4K digital transfer from a restoration by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation, approved by director Terry Gilliam; 5.1 surround mix, supervised by Gilliam and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Gilliam and actor Michael Palin; new documentary on the making of the film, featuring Gilliam, producer Sandy Lieberson, Palin, and actor Annette Badland; new interview with Valerie Charlton, designer of the Jabberwock, featuring her collection of rare behind-the-scenes photographs; selection of Gilliam’s storyboards and sketches; an essay by critic Scott Tobias. (The Criterion Collection).

Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth (2007) David Lee Smith, John Billingsley, William Katt, Ellen Crawford, Tony Todd, Annika Peterson, Alexis Thorpe, Richard Riehle. The provocative final screenplay by renowned science fiction author and screenwriter Jerome Bixby ("Star Trek", "The photo for The Man From Earth Twilight Zone", "Fantastic Voyage," "It! The Terror From Beyond Space") tells the story of a mysterious professor named John Oldman (David Lee Smith). During a cold night in a remote cabin, an uneventful, impromptu goodbye party for Oldman becomes something extraordinary when he makes a prodigious announcement: He is an immortal who has migrated through 140 centuries of evolution and now must move on. Is Oldman truly Cro-Magnon or simply insane? Now one man will force five scholars to confront their own notions of history, religion, science and humanity, all reading to a final revelation that may shatter their world forever. Bixby's script explores themes first presented in the classic season three "Star Trek" episode "Requiem For Methuselah". He began work on the script in the early 1960's and completed it on his death bed in 1998. A decade after its initial release "The Man From Earth" has become a world-wide cult classic and has become a favorite film among fans of the genre. The film currently ranks among the top 50 science fiction films of all time on the IMDb, was selected by AOL's "Sci-Fi Squad"as one of the Top 10 "Best Science Fiction Films of the Decade" (2000 - 2009) and was nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in 2008. The movie's success has spawned a sequel, "The Man From Earth: Holocene," which is scheduled for release in theaters Fall 2017. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo with original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Extras: New feature-length retrospective documentary "The Man From Earth: Legacy" chronicling the history and the phenomenon of the film with all-new interviews with the director, producers and the cast; commentary with producer-director Richard Schenkman and actor John Billingsley; commentary with executive producer Emerson Bixby and author/sci-fi scholar Gary Westfahl; "From Script To Screen" (2007 featurette); "Star Trek: Jerome Bixby's Sci-Fi Legacy" (2007 featurette); "On the Set" (2007 featurette); "The Story of the Story" (2007 featurette); original theatrical trailer; "The Man From Earth: Holocene" teaser trailer, the "mini-short" film "Contagion" (2016) from the producers and director of "The Man From Earth" (Richard Schenkman and Eric D. Wilkinson) starring William Katt; before/after comparison of the new HD digital restoration of the feature film; photo gallery. (MVD Entertainment).

photo for Leap Leap! (2017) Voices of Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “In the Recording Booth with Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff, and Maddie Ziegler” featurette; Behind-the-scenes video gallery: "The Birth of a Dream," "Animating the Dance" and "Reconstructing 19th Century Paris." (Lionsgate).


Lemon (2017) Bret Gelman, Michael Cera, Judy Greer, Gillian Jacobs, Jeff Garlin. Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac photo for LemonLachmann (Brett Gelman) is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn't help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, interviews with writer-director Janicza Bravo and writer-actor Brett Gelman, theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

My Journey Through French Cinema (2016) Bertrand Tavernier, one of modern cinema's most revered directors, gives a personal guided tour of his country's film history. Tavernier became an internationally acclaimed director with his first feature, 1974's "The Clockmaker," and in the more than four decades since, he has created such classically rigorous masterpieces as "The Judge and the Assassin," "Coup de Torchon," "A Sunday in the Country," "Life and Nothing But" and "It All Starts Today." Here he looks back over his nation's rich, complicated legacy in a deeply rewarding and highly personal documentary that is both educational and revelatory. He discusses -- and shows copious clips from -- films he enjoyed as a boy to those of his contemporaries and his own early career. The three-hour-plus film is told through portraits of key creative figures, including such towering directors as Jean Renoir, Marcel Carné, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Pierre Melville, as well as Jean Gabin (regarded by many as the "French Spencer Tracy") and the composers who've added so much to the films. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. Extras: An interview with Tavernier and writer Jean Ollé-Laprune. (Cohen Media Group).

The Pulitzer at 100 (2017) This new documentary by Academy Award-winning director Kirk Simon celebrates the centenary of the Pulitzers – the revered national award for excellence in journalism and the arts. The Pulitzers have had an immeasurable impact on American sensibility and beyond over the past 100 years. The riveting tales of the winning artists give an insider's view of how these pinnacles of achievement are selected and how the award has the power to change lives and communities. The diverse stories explored in the film relate to immigration, race, gender, and above all freedom of speech – all issues that are ever more relevant in America today. Featuring interviews with notable prize recipients including authors, journalists, playwrights and musicians such as Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon, Junot Díaz, Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel, Carl Bernstein, Robert Caro, Nicholas Kristof, Thomas Friedman, David Remnick and Wynton Marsalis, the film also brings Pulitzer-winning works to life through readings by John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber, Martin Scorsese, and Yara Shahidi. Interwoven with the stories and readings is the history of the man who created it. Joseph Pulitzer came to America to fight as a mercenary in the Civil War, made a fortune in publishing, and, upon his death in 1911, left money to Columbia University, a portion of which was used to establish the Pulitzer Prizes. First awarded in 1917, the iconic prizes represent the highest standards of integrity and excellence in the arts. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (First Run Features).

Saving Christmas (2017) Ed Asner, Patrick Muldoon, Brooke Langton, Jack Brunault. Danny and his brainy buddies launch an “X-Files”-style investigation to discover the truth about Santa. But they have no clue that St. Nick (Asner) is real -- and he’s making toys right in their hometown. As Danny’s flirty mom (Langton) gets wrapped up with Santa’s social-media director (Muldoon), Danny and his gang of secret sleuths unravel the funny, festive truth that’s out there. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016 -- Germany) Tells the story of the Austrian writer and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig was one of the most famous writers of his time, but as a Jewish intellectual he struggled to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany. Driven to emigrate to South America at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig fell into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (First Run Features).

Time to Die (1966 -- Mexico) Jorge Martinez de Hoyos, Marga López, Enrique Rocha. Arturo Ripstein's landmark Mexican Western comes to home video for the very first time in a pristine 2K restoration. Fresh from serving 18 years in jail for shooting a man in self-defense, Juan Sayago comes back to his hometown to start life anew and reunite with old flame Mariana. However, the two sons of the man he killed, consumed by an overwhelming thirst for revenge, have been anxiously awaiting his return ... they have other plans for him. From an original story by Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez ("One Hundred Years of Solitude"), and featuring dialogue by iconic Mexican novelist/essayist Carlos Fuentes ("The Death of Artemio Cruz," "The Old Gringo"). Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Video introduction by director Alex Cox ("Repo Man"); commentary by director Ripstein and actor Enrique Rocha; new essay by Carlos A. Gutiérrez, co-founder of Cinema Tropical. (Film Movement).

photo for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Dir: Luc Besson; Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Rihanna, Rutger Hauer, Herbie Hancock. A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: “Citizens of Imagination: Creating the Universe of Valerian” five-part documentary: "Paper, Ink, Flesh, Blood: Origins and Characters," "To Alpha and Beyond: Production and Stunts," "Denizens of the Galaxy: Humans and Aliens," "The Final Element: Visual Effects" and "Wrap Up"; Enhancement Pods; “The Art of Valerian” photo gallery. (Lionsgate).

photo for The Villainess The Villainess (2017 -- South Korea) Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun, BangG Sung-jun. Honed from childhood into a merciless killing machine by a criminal organization, assassin Sook-hee is recruited as a sleeper agent with the promise of freedom after 10 years of service -- and she jumps at the chance for a normal life. But soon enough, secrets from her past destroy everything she’s worked for, and now nobody can stand in her way as she embarks on a roaring rampage of revenge. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Making-of featurette. (Well Go USA).

The Violent Years (1956) Written by legendary Hollywood outsider Edward D. Wood, Jr. ("Plan 9 From Outer Space," "Glen or Glenda") and helmed by B-film director William Morgan, the gang-girl saga "The Violent Years" is the story of Paula Parkins (Jean Moorehead), a good-girl-gone-bad who leads her degenerate teenage hellcats down a path of gas station hijackings, pajama party orgies, and cold-blooded murder. From Wood's patently deranged dialogue to the scene where the gang performs a "man attack," "The Violent Years" is an essential exposé on crime, gender politics, and sweater-stealing. Remember, "This is a story of violence!" New 4K scan from the original camera negative. Formats: Blu-ray Disc. Extras: Commentary track with filmmaker Frank Henenlotter ("Basket Case," "Frankenhooker") and Ed Wood biographer Rudolph Grey; gutter-noir trailers from the Something Weird vault; memorabilia scrapbook; bonus movie: "Anatomy of a Psycho" (1961), with a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print; reversible cover art. (American Genre Film Archive/Something Weird).


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