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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New on DVD and Blu-ray: May 16, 2017

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The new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of May 16th, 2017 include the Vin Diesel sequel "xXx: Return of Xander Cage", the Milla Jovovich sequel "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter", the sci-fi romance "The Space Between Us" starring Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson, and the Commemorative Edition of the 2009 animated "Wonder Woman" film.

Some classic films have received brand-new Blu-ray editions this week, including "Vision Quest", "Streets of Fire", "Game of Death", "Return of the Dragon" and "Willard". Universal is also getting ready for its "Mummy" reboot with two new Blu-ray/DVD Legacy Collections for "The Mummy" and "Dracula", which include all the classic films released by the studio for each of its iconic monsters.

Check out all the new movies and TV shows released on DVD and Blu-ray after the jump.





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MOVIES


XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (2017)


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Product Description: The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the series' signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, "xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE" will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, 3D, 4K Ultra HD, Amazon Instant Video

Director: D.J. Caruso

Starring: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Kris Wu, Tony Jaa, Samuel L. Jackson, Ice Cube

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Runtime: 107 min

Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of gunplay and violent action, and for sexual material and language

Language: English

Studio: Paramount Home Video

Special Features:
  • Third Time's the Charm: Xander Returns
  • Rebels, Tyrants & Ghosts: The Cast
  • Opening Pandora's Box: On Location
  • I Live for This Sh#t!: Stunts
  • Gag Reel




RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER (2017)


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Product Description: Picking up after Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Eoin Macken, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Rola

Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 107 min

Rating: R for sequences of violence throughout

Language: English

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • "Explore the Hive" Featurette
  • Retaliation Mode
  • Sneak Peek: Resident Evil: Vendetta
  • "Stunts & Weaponry" Featurette
  • The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil" Featurette




THE SPACE BETWEEN US (2017)


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Product Description: Sixteen-year-old Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) has lived his whole life with a team of scientists on Mars. He's always longed to see Earth to find the father he's never known and to meet a beautiful street-smart girl named Tulsa he's become friends with online. But when his chance finally comes, doctors discover his heart can't withstand the Earth's atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner and Tulsa escape on a cross-country race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be and where he belongs in the universe. Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino also star in this heartfelt and inspiring romantic adventure about how far one person can go for love.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Peter Chelsom

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, BD Wong, Peter Chelsom

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance

Runtime: 120 min

Rating: PG-13 for brief sensuality and language

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios

Special Features:
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • "Love" Featurette
  • Feature Commentary with Director Peter Chelsom




DESPICABLE ME: 2 Movie Collection


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Product Description: Despicable Me Get ready for a minion laughs in the funniest blockbuster hit of the year! Vying for the title of "World's Greatest Villain," Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) - along with his hilarious crew of mischievous minions – plots to pull off the craziest crime of the century: steal the moon! But when Gru enlists the help of three little girls, they see something in him nobody else has ever seen: the perfect dad. From executive producer Chris Meledandri (Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age 3), and featuring the voices of an all-star comedic cast, including Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove and Julie Andrews, Despicable Me is “rousingly funny, heartfelt and imaginative” (Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine). Despicable Me 2 Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in "one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!" (MovieGuide)

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin

Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Benjamin Bratt

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Runtime: 95 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Disc 1 - Despicable Me:
    • Gru-Control
    • Despicable Me Mini-Movies
    • The Voices of Despicable Me
    • The World of Despicable Me
    • Despicable Beats
    • Super Silly Fun Land
    • Gru's Rocket Builder
    • Miss Hattie's Top Secret Cookie Recipes
    • A Global Effort
    • Despicable Me Games Previews
    • Commentary with Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin Featuring the Minions
    • My Scenes
    • D-BOX
    • BD-Live
    • pocket BLU App
  • Disc 2 - Despicable Me:
    • The World of Despicable Me
    • Despicable Beats
    • Gru's Rocket Builder
    • A Global Effort
    • Despicable Me Games Previews
    • Commentary with Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin Featuring the Minions
  • Disc 3 - Despicable Me 2:
    • Deleted Scene – Gruties
    • The Minions
    • Evil Minions
    • A Gru-Some Transformation
    • El Hombre Malo: The Villainy of El Macho
    • Gru’s Girls
    • Gadgets Galore
    • Feature Commentary with Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin
    • Mini-Movies with Introductions By Steve Carell
    • Making of the Mini-Movies
  • Disc 4 - Despicable Me 2:
    • Deleted Scene – Gruties
    • The Minions
    • Evil Minions
    • A Gru-Some Transformation
    • El Hombre Malo: The Villainy of El Macho
    • Gru’s Girls
    • Gadgets Galore
    • Feature Commentary with Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin
    • Mini-Movies with Introductions by Steve Carell
    • Making of the Mini-Movies




WONDER WOMAN: Commemorative Edition (2009)


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Product Description: On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a princess of untold beauty, grace and strength – Diana. When U.S. fighter pilot Steve Trevor crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the God of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge by starting a World War that will last for centuries and wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons. It is up to Diana to save her people and the world – by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Lauren Montgomery

Starring: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Oliver Platt, Virginia Madsen, Rosario Dawson, Marg Helgenberger

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Runtime: 74 min

Rating: PG-13 for violence throughout and some suggestive material

Language: English

Studio: Warner Home Video

Special Features:
  • Featurette – What Makes A Wonder Woman: For 75 years, Wonder Woman has resonated with audiences because of her loving nature and quest for truth. Hear some of her biggest fans and fellow creators discuss how her qualities have crafted her into the icon we know today.
  • Sneak Peek - Batman and Harley Quinn: Sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, featuring the talented creators and voice cast.
  • Creative Team Commentary: Scene and film analysis by producers Bruce Timm & Gregory Noveck, director Lauren Montgomery and screenwriter Michael Jelenic.
  • Featurette – Wonder Woman: A Subversive Dream – A definitive look at a psychologist' s dream, and the rich history of one of the pillars of DC Comics.
  • Featurette – Wonder Woman: Daughter of Myth – This revealing documentary explores the archetype and tradition of the female DC Comics Super Hero.




AJIN: DEMI-HUMAN (2016)


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Product Description: When the truck slammed into Kei Nagai’s body, he should have died instantly. Instead, the high-school student finds himself resurrected, with all of his wounds somehow healed. However, Kei’s real problems are just starting. Now revealed to be an Ajin, one of a mysterious new breed of demi-human that have begun appearing around the world, he’s been marked with an international bounty, and in the eyes of the world’s governments, Kei is a specimen to be contained by any means possible. Now he’s on the run, unable to trust anyone except his closest friend, and his only hope is to discover the terrifying secrets behind his new abilities before he’s forced to use them in battle! When you have an infinite number of lives ahead of you, death is only the beginning.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro

Starring: Takeru Satoh, Tetsuji Tamayama, Gô Ayano

Genre: Anime, Action

Runtime: 325 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English, Japanese

Studio: Section 23

Special Features:
  • Clean Opening Animation
  • Clean Closing Animation
  • Animatic Process Scenes
  • Movie Teasers
  • Sentai Trailers




JOE'S WAR (2017)


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Product Description: U.S. Marine Sergeant Joe Caruso returns home, having completed two grueling tours of duty in Iraq. Physically, he’s fine, but emotionally he’s a wreck. Flashbacks of a horrid firefight plague him, and he can’t seem to relate to anyone. Before joining the Marines, Joe was a highly touted hockey player, headed for pro consideration in the NHL and was making plans to marry. His military duty not only ended his hockey career, it’s practically destroyed his relationship. Joe’s grandfather Ray, himself a Veteran, doesn’t coddle Joe and his attempts to push Joe to forget the past backfire. Joe seeking solace in the bottle, further alienating himself from his friends. Joe’s only hope for salvation turns out to be another advocate of “tough love” psychologist Michael Galante, who finally gets Joe to reveal his inner torment. Joe meets Max Schell, Veteran with his own traumatic memories and they quickly bond. Together, they face the excruciating daily pressures of surviving with PTSD.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Phil Falcone

Starring: Michael Markiewicz, Armand Assante, Tom Sizemore

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 107 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Special Features:
  • None




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CLASSIC FILMS


VISION QUEST (1985)


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Product Description: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who’s the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest...until the day a sexy drifter (Linda Fiorentino) threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love. The hit soundtrack features Journey’s “Only the Young,” Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded” and John Waite’s “Change.” In her first film, Madonna shines while performing “Gambler” and “Crazy for You.” You’ll go crazy for Vision Quest.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Harold Becker

Starring: Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport

Runtime: 107 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Warner Archive Collection

Special Features:
  • Original Trailers




STREETS OF FIRE: Collector's Edition (1984)


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Product Description: Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe, John Wick), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane, Man of Steel). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Pare, Bad Moon) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan, The Dark Half). Joined by Ellen’s manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.

This cult favorite features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by The Blasters and The Fixx. Directed by cult filmmaker Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.), Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.

Purchasing Links: Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Director: Walter Hill

Starring: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan, Willem Dafoe

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Runtime: 93 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • NEW SHOTGUNS & SIX STRINGS: The Making Of A Rock N Roll Fable -- A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Producer Lawrence Gordon, Actors Michael Paré, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, Elizabeth Daily, Lee Ving, Screenwriter Larry Gross, Editor Freeman Davies, Associate Producer Mae Woods, Art Director James Allen, Costume Designer Marilyn Vance, Assistant Director David Sosna, Choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday, Sound Editor Richard Anderson, Music Producer Kenny Vance And Many More...
  • RUMBLE ON THE LOT: Walter Hill's Streets Of Fire Revisited -- A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Actor Michael Paré, Amy Madigan And Art Director James Allen
  • Vintage Featurettes: Rock And Roll Fable, Exaggerated Realism, Choreographing The Crowd, Creating The Costumes, From The Ground Up
  • Music Videos
  • On Air Promos
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer




LAST PLANE OUT (1983)


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Product Description: He was a journalist in search of the truth! In 1970s Nicaragua, under the Somoza regime Texas journalist Jack Cox (Jan-Michael Vincent, The Return, Defiance, White Line Fever) arrives in Managua on assignment to see his old friend General Somoza (Lloyd Batista, Get Mean). While in town he also meets Maria Cardena (Julie Carmen, The Milagro Beanfield War), a member of a prominent family close to Somoza. Unknown to Cox, Maria is a member of the Sandinista movement who participates in raids against her government. When the two become romantically involved, he asks her to take him to the rebel camp so he can file his report including both sides of the story. David Nelson (Childish Things) directed this exciting thriller in the tradition of The Year of Living Dangerously, with a screenplay by Ernest Tidyman (The French Connection, High Plains Drifter, Shaft) and co-starring Mary Crosby (Dallas, The Ice Pirates), David Huffman (Wolf Lake, Firefox) and William Windom (TV s The Farmer s Daughter).

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: David Nelson

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Julie Carmen, Mary Crosby

Genre: Action, Thriller, War

Runtime: 92 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Trailers




HIGHPOINT (1982)


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Product Description: Who says being a chauffeur is easy? When unemployed Richard Harris (A Man Called Horse, Juggernaut) accepts a job as chauffeur to the wealthy Hatcher family, he finds himself in the middle of an adventurous comedy murder mystery involving the CIA, the Mafia, a supposedly dead playboy and ten million dollars. He soon discovers there s more to his job than just driving when gets kidnapped and flown to New York in a coffin, finding himself in the middle of a counter espionage plot by the CIA and ends up falling in love with the beautiful Hatcher daughter (Beverly D Angelo, National Lampoon s Vacation Series), which doesn t simplify matters. The stellar cast includes Christopher Plummer (The Silent Partner), Peter Donat (The China Syndrome), Kate Reid (Death of a Salesman), Saul Rubinek (Unforgiven), Maury Chaykin (The Vindicator) and George Buza (The Brain).

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Peter Carter

Starring: Richard Harris, Christopher Plummer, Beverly D'Angelo

Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller

Runtime: 88 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Interview with Executive Producer William J. Immerman
  • Interview with Composer Chris Young



GAME OF DEATH: Collector's Edition


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Product Description: Billy Lo (Bruce Lee) is a young kung fu star with a promising career. As the leader of a syndicate known for its exploitation of entertainers, Dr. Land (Dean Jagger) jumps at the chance to capitalize on Billy's status and that of his singer girlfriend (Coleen Camp). Refusing to sign with Land, Billy's marital arts mastery is put to the test when he is brutally harassed by Land's men. In a stunning showdown, Billy must take on a group of martial arts masters in the final showdown. Tragically, Bruce Lee passed away during the production of the film. See this martial arts legend in his last role!

Purchasing Links: Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Director: Robert Clouse

Starring: Bruce Lee, Gig Young, Colleen Camp

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Runtime: 85 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • Commentary with Asian Film expert Mike Leeder
  • Game of Death Revisited
  • Game of Death Locations
  • Outtake Montage
  • Alternate Opening and Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • Japanese Print in HD




PAYBACK TIME: Triple Feature (1975)


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Product Description: 'Blind Fury' - He's lucky he can't see what he's up against. Blinded and left to die in Vietnam, Nick Parker returns to the States and uses his highly-tuned senses to help an old Army buddy in an action-packed cross-country battle. Starring Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, and Lisa Blount. 'Silent Rage' - Science created him. Now Chuck Norris must destroy him. Sheriff Stevens (Norris) is faced with stopping a crazed murderer, made virtually indestructible through genetic engineering. Starring Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Steven Keats, Toni Kalem, and William Finley. 'White Line Fever' - In the 1970s Arizona, a young married man becomes an independent long-haul driver and he risks his life fighting the corruption in the local long-haul trucking industry. Starring Jan-Michael Vincent, Kay Lenz, Slim Pickens, L.Q. Jones, and Sam Laws.

Purchasing Links: Triple Feature Blu-ray

Director: Various

Starring: Chuck Norris, Rutger Hauer, Jan-Michael Vincent, Terry O'Quinn, Ron Silver

Genre: Action

Runtime: 277 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None



THE CLIMBER (1975)


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Product Description: After shooting cult favourites Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula in Europe, Joe Dallesandro spent much of the seventies making movies on the continent. In France he worked with auteurs like Louis Malle and Walerian Borowczyk, and in Italy he starred in all manner of genre fare from poliziotteschi (Savage Three, Season for Assassins) to nunsploitation (Killer Nun).

The Climber follows in the tradition of gangster classics such as The Public Enemy and Scarface as it charts the rise and inevitable fall of small-time smuggler Aldo (Dallesandro). Beaten and abandoned by the local gang boss after he tries to skim off some profits for himself, Aldo forms his own group of misfits in order to exact revenge...

Written and directed by Pasquale Squitieri (Gang War in Naples, I Am the Law), The Climber is a prime example of Italian crime cinema a high-octane action-thriller full of brawls, fistfights, shootouts and explosions!

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray + DVD

Director: Pasquale Squitieri

Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Stefania Casini, Benito Artesi

Genre: Thriller

Runtime: 102 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Arrow Video

Special Features:
  • Little Joe s Adventures in Europe, a brand-new interview with Joe Dallesandro on his numerous European film appearances during the 1970s and early 1980s
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Roberto Curti, author of Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980



BEN (1972)


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Product Description: When detective sergeant Cliff Kirtland (Joseph Campanella, Meteor) investigates the horrifying murder of Willard Stiles by a band of rats, he discovers that the rats are now an organized army, and he must destroy the murderous rodents before it is too late. But the rats, led by Ben, the only survivor of the Willard attack, take to the challenge with full force and little fear.

With an Oscar-nominated* theme song, Ben "presents some genuinely creepy scenes… [and] manages to deliver the goods expected of the genre while getting the audience all misty-eyed…" (TV Guide). Put your feet up – way up – and watch: Ben is an absolute must for everyone who likes a good scare!

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Phil Karlson

Starring: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 94 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • NEW audio commentary with actor Lee Montgomery
  • NEW interview with actor Lee Montgomery
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Original TV Spots
  • BEN/WILLARD Double Feature Trailer and TV spot
  • Original Radio Spot
  • Still Gallery




RETURN OF THE DRAGON: Collector's Edition (1972)


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Product Description: Tang Lung (Lee) flies to Rome to help a friend of the family, Chen Ching-hua (Nora Miao). She is being threatened by local gangsters to sell her restaurant and they will stop at nothing to get the property. When Tang proves to be a treat to the syndicate’s plans they hire the best martial artists to take out Tang Lung. In one of the film's most famous sequences, Bruce Lee takes on American martial arts expert Colt (Chuck Norris) in the ancient city’s majestic Coliseum. This martial arts classic, also known as WAY OF THE DRAGON, is written and directed by Bruce Lee.

Purchasing Links: Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Director: Bruce Lee

Starring: Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

Runtime: 100 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • NEW Japanese Opening and Closing Credits
  • NEW Alternate Final Fight Music Cue
  • NEW Trailer Gallery
  • Audio Commentary with Asian Film expert Mike Leeder
  • Alternate Title Sequence
  • Interviews with Sammo Hung, Simon Yam and Wong Jing
  • Kung Fu? Jon Benn Remembers Return of the Dragon
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery




WILLARD (1971)


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Product Description: Willard Stiles (Bruce Davison, Insidious: Chapter 4) is a young man with a big problem. He lives alone in a crumbling house with his ailing mother (Elsa Lanchester, Arnold, Bride of Frankenstein). His boss, Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine, Escape from New York) is a vulgar, cruel man who stole his business from Willard’s father and is now working Willard to death at his factory job.

Lonely, depressed and isolated, Willard is on the verge of a breakdown when he makes a new friend: Ben, one of the many rats who inhabit his dilapidated home. Not only can Willard communicate with the rodent, but he can actually command him to do his bidding. Using Ben and his furry friends as instruments of retaliation, Willard commands his pets to carry out his vengeance…

Purchasing Links: Bluray + DVD Combo

Director: Daniel Mann

Starring: Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 95 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • NEW audio commentary with actor Bruce Davison
  • NEW interview with actor Bruce Davison
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original TV Spot
  • Original Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery




GOOD MORNING (1959)


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Product Description: A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational relationships, Good Morning (Ohayo) tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking as an act of resistance after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his childish protagonists. Shot in stunning Technicolor and set in a suburb of Tokyo where housewives gossip about the neighbors’ new washing machine and unemployed men look for work as door-to-door salesmen, this charming comedy reworks Ozu’s own silent classic I Was Born, But . . . to gently satirize consumerism in postwar Japan.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Yasujirô Ozu

Starring: Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, Chishû Ryû

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Runtime: 93 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: Japanese

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • I Was Born, But . . ., Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy masterpiece, with a score composed by Donald Sosin in 2008
  • Surviving excerpt from A Straightforward Boy, a 1929 silent film by Ozu
  • New video essay on Ozu’s use of humor by critic David Cairns
  • New interview with film scholar David Bordwell
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum



THE MUMMY: COMPLETE LEGACY COLLECTION (1932)


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Product Description: The original Mummy is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the terrifying classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the ancient Egyptian monster and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Mummy to this day. Contains: The Mummy / The Mummy's Hand / The Mummy's Tomb / The Mummy's Ghost / The Mummy's Curse / Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Charles Lamont, Karl Freund, Christy Cabanne, Harold Young, Reginald Le Borg

Starring: Boris Karloff, Dick Foran, Jr. Lon Chaney, Bud Abbott, David Manners

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Runtime: 404 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
  • He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce
  • Unraveling The Legacy of The Mummy
  • The Mummy Archives
  • Feature Commentary with Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Paul M. Jensen
  • Trailer Gallery
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era
  • My Scenes



DRACULA: COMPLETE LEGACY COLLECTION (1931)


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Product Description: The original Dracula is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the frightening classic starring Bela Lugosi and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the famed vampire and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Dracula to this day. Includes: Dracula / Dracula's Daughter / Son of Dracula / House of Frankenstein / House of Dracula / Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Tod Browning, Lambert Hillyer, Robert Siodmak, Erle C. Kenton, Charles Barton

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Otto Kruger, Jr. Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bud Abbott

Genre: Horror, Comedy

Runtime: 449 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • The Road to Dracula
  • Lugosi: The Dark Prince
  • Dracula: The Restoration
  • Monster Tracks
  • Dracula Archives
  • Alternate Score by Philip Glass - Performed by the Kronos Quartet
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian David J. Skal
  • Feature Commentary with Steve Haberman, Screenwriter of Dracula: Dead and Loving It
  • Trailer Gallery
  • My Scenes
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Gregory W. Mank
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • 100 Years at Universal: Unforgettable Characters



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