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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New on DVD and Blu-ray: May 2, 2017

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The new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of May 2nd 2017 include the dramedy "A Dog's Purpose", the horror sequel "Rings", the true story drama "Gold" starring Matthew McConaughey, the Oscar-winning drama "The Salesman" from writer/director Asghar Farhadi, and the comedy "The Comedian" starring Robert De Niro.

In the TV category, the complete third season of the Michael Bay-produced series "The Last Ship" is now available on home video.

We also have some new Blu-ray releases for the 1999 horror film "Virus" starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the John Travolta classic "Saturday Night Fever", "The Hindenburg", "Brewster's Millions" and "Seven Days in May".

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





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MOVIES


A DOG'S PURPOSE (2017)


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Product Description: Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The Hundred-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

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

Director: Lasse Hallström

Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, K.J. Apam, Britt Robertson

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Runtime: 100 min

Rating: PG for thematic elements and some peril

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Lights, Camera, Woof!
  • A Writer's Purpose




RINGS (2017)


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Product Description: A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before…

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

Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez

Starring: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio

Genre: Drama, Horror

Runtime: 102 min

Rating: PG-13 for violence/terror, thematic elements, some sexuality and brief drug material

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios

Special Features:
  • Terror Comes Full Circle - Featurette
  • Resurrecting the Dead: Bringing Samara Back - Featurette
  • Scary Scenes
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes




GOLD (2016)


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Product Description: Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and they set off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray, AmazonInstantVideo

Director: Stephen Gaghan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Corey Stoll, Bryce Dallas Howard

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Runtime: 120 min

Rating: R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity

Language: English

Studio: Lionsgate

Special Features:
  • Deleted Sequence
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Stephen Gaghan
  • The Origins of 'Gold' Featurette
  • The Locations of 'Gold' Featurette
  • Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells




THE SALESMAN (2016)


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Product Description: After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.

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

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Runtime: 124 min

Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image

Language: Farsi

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • A Conversation With Writer-Director Asghar Farhadi




THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE (2016)


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Product Description: Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is a former child star whose hard-partying ways get him in trouble, forcing him to do 200 hours of community service at a church in his hometown. Gavin pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in the church's annual Passion Play and discovers that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood in this inspirational comedy about faith, forgiveness and second chances from the director of What If…. Also starring Neil Flynn (The Middle), D.B. Sweeney (The Cutting Edge) and WWE legend Shawn Michaels.

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

Director: Dallas Jenkins

Starring: Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Neil Flynn, Shawn Michaels, D.B. Sweeney

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family

Runtime: 91 min

Rating: PG for thematic elements including a crucifixion image.

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Church Uniform Advice - Featurette
  • Cast Interviews with James MacDonald




THE COMEDIAN (2017)


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Product Description: An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro), has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another, resulting in surprising consequences.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 120 min

Rating: R for crude sexual references and language throughout

Language: English

Studio: Sony

Special Features:
  • None




BEYOND THE GATES (2016)


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Product Description: Welcome, curious viewers…have you the courage to go Beyond The Gates? After their father’s unexplained disappearance, two estranged brothers (responsible Gordon (Graham Skipper) and reckless John (Chase Williamson)) reunite to sift through the contents of his stubbornly anachronistic VHS rental store. Among the inventory, they find an old interactive VCR board game. Intrigued, the brothers pop in the tape… and soon discover that this video is no ordinary game, but a portal to a nightmarish alternate reality: one with deadly consequences for anyone who dares to press play.

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

Director: Jackson Stewart

Starring: Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson, Brea Grant

Genre: Adventure, Horror

Runtime: 84 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • Audio commentaries with Director Jackson Stewart, Actress Barbara Crampton and the cast and crew
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • And More!




I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016)


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Product Description: Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

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

Director: Raoul Peck

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin

Genre: Documentary

Runtime: 93 min

Rating: PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Language: English

Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Interview with Director Raoul Peck
  • Q&A Session with Samuel L. Jackson
  • Q&A Session with Director Raoul Peck
  • Video Photo Gallery




MINDGAMERS (2015)


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Product Description: Starring Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) and Tom Payne (The Walking Dead), MindGamers takes the mind-bending thriller to the next level. A group of brilliant young students create a wireless neural network, linking multiple minds via a quantum computer. Capable of transferring motor-skills from one brain to another, they have brought into existence the first shareware for human motor- skills. They freely spread this technology, believing it to be a first step towards a new equality and intellectual freedom. But they soon discover that they themselves are part of a much greater plan.

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

Director: Andrew Goth

Starring: Sam Neill, Tom Payne, Dominique Tipper

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 97 min

Rating: R for violence, language, some sexuality and drug use

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • The Making of MindGamers




THE WINDMILL (2016)


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Product Description: Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a coach-load of tourists embarking on a tour of Holland's world famous windmills. When the bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she and the other tourists are forced to seek shelter in a disused shed beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshiping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain. As members of the group start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common - a shared secret that seems to mark them all for doom.

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

Director: Nick Jongerius

Starring: Patrick Baladi, Ben Batt, Charlotte Beaumont, Fiona Hampton, Noah Taylor

Genre: Drama, Horror

Runtime: 85 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Xlrator Media

Special Features:
  • None




THE RED TURTLE (2016)


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Product Description: Marking the much-anticipated return of Studio Ghibli, this masterfully animated fantasy film tells the story of a man shipwrecked at sea who becomes stranded on a beautiful but desolate island. He learns to live in isolation, seemingly tormented in his efforts to escape the island by a giant red turtle. Miraculously, he soon comes upon a young woman also lost at sea and they create a family together.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Starring: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy

Genre: Animation, Fantasy

Runtime: 80 min

Rating: PG for some thematic elements and peril

Language: English

Studio: Sony

Special Features:
  • The Birth of The Red Turtle
  • The Secrets of The Red Turtle
  • AFI Fest Q&A with Director Michael Dudok de Wit




THE AGE OF SHADOWS (2016)


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Product Description: Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is thrown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Jee-woon Kim

Starring: Byung-hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Kang-ho Song

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

Runtime: 140 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: Korean

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Cast Interviews
  • Video interview with dierctor Kim Jee-woon
  • Original Theatrical Trailers




RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN (2015)


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Product Description: Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture, he stops by a restored palace and meets a fledgling artist. She s never seen any of his films, but knows he s famous. They talk, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, and they have sushi and soju. More conversation follows, along with more drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different. An uncanny romantic comedy, Right Now, Wrong Then is a deliciously intricate masterwork from filmmaker Hong Sangsoo.

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

Director: Sang-soo Hong

Starring: Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 121 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: Korean

Studio: Grasshopper Film

Special Features:
  • Lost in the Mountains (2009, 31 minutes), a short film by Hong Sang-soo
  • Video introduction by filmmaker/critic Dan Sallitt (25 minutes)
  • Press Conference with director Hong Sangsoo and actress Kim Minhee at the 68th Locarno Film Festival (19 minutes)
  • Original theatrical trailer




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TELEVISION


THE LAST SHIP Season 3 (TNT)


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Product Description: The crew of the Nathan James shifting their attention to Asia after President Michener hears rumblings that the Chinese leader has been hoarding the "Scott cure" instead of distributing it to the people in the region. Michener sends Chandler to a global summit to investigate this allegation, as well as rumors of a possible mutation of the original virus that has caused a fresh outbreak in Japan.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Steven Kane, Hank Steinberg

Starring: Eric Dane, Bridget Regan, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 572 min

Rating: Not Rated, TV-14

Language: English

Studio: WarnerBrothers

Special Features:
  • Exclusive Navy and The Last Ship Documentary
  • Inside the Episodes
  • Behind the Scenes




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CLASSIC FILMS


VIRUS (1999)


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Product Description: Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Scream Queens) plays the navigator of a tugboat crew which loses its cargo during a hurricane. In the calm eye of the storm, they come across a Russian research ship floating dead in the water. Boarding the vessel, they initially believe it to be deserted… but they soon realize they’re not alone. First, they discover a terrified survivor (Joanna Pacula), and then they find that the ship has been taken over by a ruthless alien intelligence. Now, the small band must fight for their lives against an entity that has come to claim Earth for its own, and creates bio-mechanical monstrosities with one goal: eliminating the virus called humans.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: John Bruno

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Joanna Pacula, Cliff Curtis

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 99 min

Rating: R for sci-fi violence/gore, and for language

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • NEW Eye Of The Storm – An Interview With Director John Bruno
  • NEW Science & Fiction – An Interview With Writer Dennis Feldman
  • NEW Into The Woods – An Interview With Actor Marshall Bell
  • NEW Men, Monsters And Machines: The Special Effects Of VIRUS Featuring Interviews With Robotics Effects Designers Steve Johnson And Eric Allard, Special Makeup Effects Artist Joel Harlow And Special Makeup Effects Supervisor: Second Unit Vincent J. Guastini
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Director John Bruno And Writer Dennis Feldman
  • Audio Commentary With Director John Bruno And Actor Marshall Bell
  • Vintage featurette – Virus: Ghost In The Machine
  • Vintage Featurette – Interviews With Cast And Crew
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery




SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (1983)


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Product Description: He's an interstellr adventurer. She's a young rebel. Together they set out on a mission to rescue three stranded women, from a planet no one has warned them about. Because no one has ever returned.

In the year 2136, Wolff (Peter Strauss), a wily salvage pilot and intergalactic bounty hunter, answers a distress signal on Terra Eleven. Agreeing to pick up three women who've been shipwrecked, he lands on the planet only to discover they've been kidnapped. Following their trail, Wolff soon encounters Niki (Molly Ringwald), a spunky orphan who agrees to guide him across the Forbidden Zone, a vast wasteland populated by plague-infested mutants. After many battles, Wolff and Niki finally reach the lair of Overdog (Michael Ironside), the planet's half-man/half-machine ruler. Discovering the women are held captive in Overdog's slave pens, Wolff's rescue mission finally begins.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Lamont Johnson

Starring: Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Michael Ironside

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 90 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




THE NAKED CAGE (1986)


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Product Description: From the director of Chained Heat comes a new tale of survival behind bars! Michelle (Shari Shattuck, Arena) is young and pretty… and in prison for someone else’s crime. Soon, the naive newcomer is making enemies in all the wrong places. Diane, a kinky warden, wants to maneuver Michelle into her plush private pleasure room. The sadistic guard wants to pay her a visit in solitary confinement. And a ruthless, psychotic fellow inmate just wants to see her dead. As a full-blown cell block riot explodes around her, Michelle plunges into a desperate, deadly confrontation with the treacherous foe that can prove her innocence: or destroy her life!

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Paul Nicholas

Starring: Shari Shattuck, Angel Tompkins, Lucinda Crosby

Genre: Drama, Action

Runtime: 97 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer




BREWSTER'S MILLIONS (1985)


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Product Description: Comedy legends Richard Pryor and John Candy star in the hilarious rags-to-riches story, Brewster's Millions. Minor league baseball pitcher Montgomery Brewster (Pyror) finds himself in a most preposterous situation: he must spend $30 million in 30 days as a condition to inherit a much greater fortune. Making things even more difficult, he will forfeit everything if he reveals to anyone the real reason he seems to be throwing away all that cash. With the help of his pal Spike (Candy), they set off on a frantic spending spree the likes of which would bring any self-respecting accountant to his knees.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Walter Hill

Starring: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 102 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




REAL GENIUS (1985)


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Product Description: Chris (Val Kilmer) is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch (Gabe Jarret) is the 16-year-old whiz kid, and Lazlo (Jonthan Gries), America's number one brain, literally lives in a world of his own... Chris's closet. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project, they still find time to turn the dorm into an ice-skating rink, dismantle a nerd's car and reassemble it in his room, and throw a beach party in the auditorium complete with a lagoon and bikini-clad beauties. When the geniuses discover that their unscrupulous mentor Professor Hathaway (William Atherton) has had them working on a secret weapon for the military, they plot an elaborate revenge. Their plan culminates in an incredible scheme that outsmarts the military and convinces the professor that it doesn't pay to fool with a Real Genius!

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 108 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Sony Pictures

Special Features:
  • None




SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: 40th Anniversary Edition Director's Cut (1977)


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Product Description: From John Travolta's electrifying Oscar-nominated performance to the Bee Gees' top 10 soundtrack to the unforgettable dancing, Saturday Night Fever is a movie sensation that captured the world's attention like never before. Now catch the fever all over again with this 30th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition that goes behind-the-scenes with special features on the history, culture and fashion of disco, the smash-hit soundtrack, an exclusive look at Hollywood legend John Travolta, and so much more. Now more than ever before, Saturday Night Fever is the one film that'll make you feel like dancing.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Genre: Drama, Music

Runtime: 118 min

Rating: R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content

Language: English

Studio: Paramount

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by director John Badham (Theatrical Version Only)
  • '70s Discopedia (Theatrical Version Only)
  • Catching the Fever
  • Back to Bay Ridge
  • Dance Like Travolta with John Cassese
  • Fever Challenge!
  • Deleted Scenes




THE HINDENBURG (1975)


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Product Description: George C. Scott leads an all-star cast in The Hindenburg, a gripping suspense thriller that attempts to reveal the intricate plots behind the historic airship disaster of 1937. Assigned as a colonel by the German government to prevent any plans of sabotage during the Hindenburg's transatlantic voyage, Franz Ritter (Scott) suspects everyone aboard the luxury ship, especially a German countess (Bancroft) vehemently opposed to the Nazi regime. Stylishly directed by Robert Wise and co-starring Burgess Meredith, Gig Young, Charles Durning and Richard Dysart, The Hindenburg brings to life one of the most infamous events in aviation history and one of the screen's most engrossing mysteries.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Robert Wise

Starring: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton

Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

Runtime: 125 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964)


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Product Description: It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d’état can’t happen here. Or can it? A classic of suspense directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin) and written for the screen by Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), Seven Days in May tautly explores that possibility. At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman (Burt Lancaster) and an unpopular president (Fredric March) with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel (Kirk Douglas) uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a takeover? The clock is ticking.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Fredric March

Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

Runtime: 1964 min

Rating: Not rated

Language: English

Studio: Warner Archive Collection

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with director John Frankenheimer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer




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