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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New on DVD and Blu-ray: June 6, 2017

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The new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of June 6, 2017 include Disney's live-action remake "Beauty and the Beast", Gore Verbinski's chilling horror film "A Cure for Wellness", the biopic "A United Kingdom", the fantasy actioner "Enter the Warriors Gate" written by Luc Besson, the supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone" starring Emilia Clarke, the dramedy "The Last Word" starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, the drama "The Ticket" starring Dan Stevens and "Aftermath" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The new home video releases also include the first part of "Doctor Who" Series 10, and the first season of the Syfy show "Van Helsing".

The oldies but goldies released on Blu-ray this week include the 25th Anniversary editions of "Juice" and "Akira", the 50th Anniversary edition of "Fahrenheit 451", "Ugetsu" Criterion Collection release, "Bambi" Signature Collection, the Collector's Edition of "Where the Buffalo Roam" and Ridley Scott's "1492: Conquest of Paradise".

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





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MOVIES


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)


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Product Description: Disney's Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. "Beauty and the Beast" is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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

Director: Bill Condon

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson

Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical

Runtime: 129 min

Rating: PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images

Language: English

Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Enchanted Table Read – Join the cast for the movie's elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.
  • A Beauty of a Tale – Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
  • The Women Behind Beauty and the Beast – Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
  • Making a Moment with Celine Dion – Celine Dion shares what it's like to sing "How Does a Moment Last Forever" – and be a part of the legacy of Beauty and the Beast.
  • From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from Beauty and the Beast
  • Deleted Scenes with Introduction by Director Bill Condon
  • Extended Song: "Days in the Sun" – Learn more about Beast's childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
  • "Beauty and the Beast" Music Video – Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
  • Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend's "Beauty and the Beast" music video."Beauty and the Beast"Disney Song Selection – Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.




A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2017)


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Product Description: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

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

Director: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Runtime: 146 min

Rating: R for disturbing violent content and images, sexual content including an assault, graphic nudity, and language

Language: English

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Special Features:
  • Meditations - Featurette
  • The Score - Featurette
  • Deleted Scene: "It's Wonderful Here" (a.k.a. Embryonic Sequence)
  • Trailers




A UNITED KINGDOM (2016)


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Product Description: A UNITED KINGDOM is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.

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

Director: Amma Asante

Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport, Laura Carmichael

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

Runtime: 111 min

Rating: PG-13 for some language including racial epithets and a scene of sensuality

Language: English

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Special Features:
  • None




ENTER THE WARRIORS GATE (2016)


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Product Description: Epic fantasy-adventure meets martial arts action in this thrilling film written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. After a mysterious chest opens a gateway through time, teen gamer Jack (Uriah Shelton) is transported to an ancient empire terrorized by a cruel barbarian king (former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista). Jack will need all of his gaming skills as he battles to defeat the barbarian, protect a beautiful princess, and somehow find his way back home.

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

Director: Matthias Hoene

Starring: Mark Chao, Ni Ni, Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Runtime: 108 min

Rating: PG-13 for martial arts fantasy violence

Language: English

Studio: Lionsgate

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scene
  • "Beyond the Gate: Making Enter the Warriors Gate" Featurette
  • "The Journey East: Bridging the Cultural Divide" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Matthias Hoene




VOICE FROM THE STONE (2017)


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Product Description: A haunting thriller set in an isolated castle in 1950s Tuscany, Voice From the Stone tells the story of Verena, a determined young nurse who is hired to help the mute young heir within. But the more she observes him, the more Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa’s stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.

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

Director: Eric D. Howell

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 94 min

Rating: R for some sexuality/nudity

Language: English

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




THE LAST WORD (2017)


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Product Description: In The Last Word, Shirley MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishments, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried), to pen her life's story. When the initial result doesn't meet Harriet's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet's legacy, but also Anne's future.

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

Director: Mark Pellington

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, AnnJewel Lee Dixon

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Runtime: 108 min

Rating: R for language

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




THE TICKET (2017)


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Product Description: After James (Dan Stevens), a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements (a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car) leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Akerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Director Ido Fluk paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a tale of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind.

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

Director: Ido Fluk

Starring: Dan Stevens, Malin Akerman, Ekaterina Samsonov

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 97 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Ido Fluk And Writer Sharon Mashihi
  • Original Theatrical Trailer




AFTERMATH (2017)


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Product Description: A man's life is changed forever after losing his family in a plane crash. He attempts to move on, but soon finds that he cannot face life without confronting the man responsible.

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

Director: Elliott Lester

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scoot McNairy, Maggie Grace, Martin Donovan, Hannah Ware

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Runtime: 94 min

Rating: R for a scene of violence

Language: English

Studio: Lionsgate

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Elliott Lester and Producer Eric Watson
  • Interviews with Director Elliott Lester and Director of Photography Pieter Vermeer
  • Theatrical Trailer




THE ASSIGNMENT (2017)


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Product Description: Legendary director Walter Hill gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hit man Frank Kitchen (Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he's not the man he thought he was — he's been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person who transformed him, Dr. Rachel Kay (Weaver), a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.

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

Director: Walter Hill

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Runtime: 95 min

Rating: R for graphic nudity, violence, sexuality, language and drug use

Language: English

Studio: Lionsgate

Special Features:
  • "Filmmaking Portraits" Photo Montage




KILL'EM ALL (2017)


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Product Description: After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge. With enough twists and turns, Kill 'Em All will keep you guessing until the final bullet is fired!

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

Director: Peter Malota

Starring: Peter Stormare, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Maria Conchita Alonso, Autumn Reeser

Genre: Action

Runtime: 96 min

Rating: R for violence and language

Language: English

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




OPERATION MEKONG (2016)


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Product Description: A band of elite narcotics officers are sent by the Chinese government to uncover the truth behind the ambush of two Chinese commercial vessels traveling down the Mekong River. When it s discovered the drugs seized from the ships had been planted by a notorious drug cartel, a multi-country joint task force is assembled to stop the criminals. The road to justice is, however, paved with dangerous and deadly obstacles.

Purchasing Links: DVD + Blu-ray Combo

Director: Dante Lam

Starring: Joyce Wenjuan Feng, Baoguo Chen, Xudong Wu

Genre: Action, Adventure

Runtime: 140 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Studio: Well Go USA

Special Features:
  • 6-Part "Making of" Featurette




SKY ON FIRE (2016)


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Product Description: In this driving, non-stop action thriller, the chief security officer at a top-secret medical facility finds himself caught in an explosive battle when a young thief and his accomplices steal a groundbreaking curative medicine. After discovering the true origins of the medicine, the officer must decide whom he can trust to protect the cure from falling into the wrong hands and prevent an all-out war from bringing the city to its knees. Famous for his dedication to realism and his use of practical effects, Ringo Lam is known as one of the most acclaimed action directors of all time. Now, teaming up with emerging superstar Daniel Wu (AMC s Into the Badlands), Lam s latest opus Sky on Fire promises to take the filmmaker s craft to a whole new level, with operatic gunfights and a twisting plot that will be immediately familiar and immensely satisfying to any fan of Hong Kong action cinema.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Ringo Lam

Starring: Hsiao-chuan Chang, Andrew Dasz, Amber Kuo

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Runtime: 99 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Studio: Well Go USA

Special Features:
  • Trailer




LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR (2016)


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Product Description: "Let Me Make You a Martyr" is a cerebral revenge film about two adopted siblings who fall in love and hatch a plan to kill their abusive stepfather. From an interrogation room, Drew Glass (Niko Nicotera) recounts the events that led to his fate. In a series of flashbacks, Drew is shown arriving back to his hometown which he has been absent from for six years. In this midwestern underworld, his father Larry Glass (Mark Boone Junior) is running a lucrative business comprised of drugs and women. Upon his return, Drew sets out to dismantle his father's empire and leave town with his adoptive sister and lover June (Sam Quartin). Once Larry gets wind of his prodigal son's arrival, he enlists an estranged hitman named Pope (Marilyn Manson) to put him down and maintain order. What Drew doesn’t realize is that June has become a pawn in her father's game and what Larry doesn’t realize is that Pope has an agenda of his own.

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

Director: Corey Asraf, John Swab

Starring: Marilyn Manson, Mark Boone Junior, Sam Quartin

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Runtime: 102 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: FilmRise

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary track
  • Official "Let Me Make You a Martyr" trailer




THE AXE MURDERS OF VILLISCA (2016)


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Product Description: On a June night in 1912, the peaceful town of Villisca suffered an unfathomable crime. Eight people (a mother, father, their four children, and two guests) were brutally murdered by an axe-wielding killer in a case that remains unsolved to this day. 104 years later, Caleb (Robert Adamson) and Denny (Jarrett Sleeper), two friends who share an interest in ghost hunting, and new girl in school Jess (Alex Frnka) sneak into the house where the infamous bloodbath occurred in hopes of recording paranormal activity. But nothing has prepared them for the supernatural force waiting to write the next chapter in the home’s bloody history.

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

Director: Tony E. Valenzuela

Starring: Robert Adamson, Jarrett Sleeper, Alex Frnka

Genre: Horror

Runtime: 78 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • None




JOURNEY TO THE WEST: THE DEMONS STRIKE BACK (2017)


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Product Description: The Monkey King is back in this sequel to the 2013 Stephen Chow film JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS. Now tamed by Tang Sanzang, Monkey King has become one of Tang's disciples. Tang, Monkey King, Sandy and Pigsy band together to fight demons as they continue their journey west.

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

Director: Hark Tsui

Starring: Kris Wu, Kenny Lin, Chen Yao

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Runtime: 109 min

Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some suggestive content, rude humor and thematic elements

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




I AM DRAGON (2017)


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Product Description: In the midst of the wedding princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon and carried away into his castle on the remote island. Mira left everything behind in the past - family, friends and groom. Now the only things she has are a stone cage and a mysterious young man named Arman ... but who is he and what is he doing on that island? Miroslava will know the truth too late: loving a dragon will reveal the bitter truth.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Indar Dzhendubaev

Starring: Ieva Andrejevaite, Alyona Chekhova, Vyacheslav Chepurchenko

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Runtime: 110 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




CHILD OF SATAN (2016)


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Product Description: After a freak accident during her baby shower, Allison, a dedicated nurse, is rushed to the hospital. After the premature birth of her son Neron, strange events emerge: illusions, vivid dreams, and unexplained killings. The events are linked back to Neron as Allison is taken by sudden premonitions that reveal the victims of her son's next choice.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Mitesh Kumar Patel, Sam Son

Starring: Kacey Clarke, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Yves Bright

Genre: Horror

Runtime: 100 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Cinedigm

Special Features:
  • None




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TELEVISION


DOCTOR WHO: SERIES 10 PART 1 (BBC)


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Product Description: Doctor Who Series 10 will see Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole.

Fantastic adventures and terrifying monsters await the team of heroes as they journey through space and time in this latest installment of the globally-renowned drama. Expect laughter, danger and exhilarating escapades in this final series under the helm of lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Creator: Sydney Newman

Starring: Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Pearl Mackie

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 300 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: BBC

Special Features:
  • None




VAN HELSING: Season 1 (Syfy)


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Product Description: From the producers of Fargo and Hell on Wheels, Van Helsing is set in the near future where vampires have risen and taken control. Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton) is humanity's last hope for survival, as her unique blood composition gives her the ability to turn vampires human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires. Enjoy every spine-chilling Season 1 episode back-to-back and uninterrupted of the series that critics rave has "got bite" and gives "Buffy a run for her money" (Hollywood Reporter).

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Starring: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Terry Chen

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy

Runtime: 560 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




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CLASSIC FILMS


MAJOR PAYNE (1995)


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Product Description: Damon Wayans stars in Major Payne, a hilarious escapade that commands laughs aplenty! When peace breaks out in America, killing machine Major Benson Winifred Payne (Wayans) of the United States Marine Corps Special Forces is given his marching orders ... to the unemployment line. Unable to cope with civilian life, Payne is thrust back into the military regimen as commander of the Madison Academy Junior ROTC. How does the military's most dangerous secret weapon discipline a few good men when none of them are even old enough to shave? Any way he wants! At least until the school counselor, Dr. Emily Walburn (Karen Parsons), joins his tour of duty...

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Nick Castle

Starring: Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, Scott Bigelow

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Runtime: 95 min

Rating: PG-13 for some crude humor and behavior

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios

Special Features:
  • None




JUICE (1992) - 25th Anniversary Edition


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Product Description: A tale of four friends determined to make some money on the harsh streets of Harlem and featuring an outstanding soundtrack by hip-hop heroes Eric B and Rakim, Cypress Hill, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane and many more. Bishop, Q, Raheem and Steel are from the hood, they're drifting through life spending their days cutting school, fighting and shoplifting for fun. Q dreams of becoming a DJ but Bishop has other ideas. He buys a gun and is soon making plans for his crew to rob the local store. But things don't go to plan and their lives are changed forever.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson

Starring: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Runtime: 95 min

Rating: R for strong language, and for some violence

Language: English

Studio: Paramount

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by director Ernest R. Dickerson
  • You've Got the Juice Now
  • The Wrecking Crew
  • Sip the Juice: The Music
  • Stay in the Scene: The Interview
  • Photo Gallery




1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE (1992)


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Product Description: It is not enough to dream. Dreams become the stuff of history when people are bold enough to live them. 1492: Conquest of Paradise is adventure on a grand scale, filled with the dazzling visuals of director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, The Martian) and starring French legend Gérard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac), Armand Assante (I, the Jury) and Sigourney Weaver (The Alien Quadrilogy). Depardieu plays Christopher Columbus, fearless in his vision of a new route to the East… yet not faultless in the treachery and carnage his voyage would bring. The film chronicles the first two landmark voyages of his Admiral of the Ocean Sea and takes us to the brink of his third and last. Throughout, it reveals the power and passions of history in the making: bravery and blindness, triumph and despair, Old World arrogance and New World innocence. It is the Conquest of Paradise, the beginning of a new age. Two of the film's best features are the stunning cinematography by Adrian Biddle (Aliens, V for Vendetta) and original musical score by the great Vangelis (1982 Academy Award® Winner: Best Music, Original Score for Chariots of Fire).

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver

Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Runtime: 154 min

Rating: PG-13 for historical violence and brutality

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Deleted Scenes




AKIRA (1988) - 25th Anniversary Edition


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Product Description: Akira isn’t just a movie – it’s the genesis of a genre. Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic obliterated the boundaries of Japanese animation and forced the world to look into the future. Akira’s arrival shattered traditional thinking, creating space for movies like the The Matrix to be dreamed into brutal reality. Without Kaneda and Tetsuo, without espers and psionic assassins, without that badass motorcycle – our world would be a far less exciting place to exist. But the manga became the movie and the movie became a phenomenon and the world took notice. Now, Akira is everywhere. If you can’t see it in the streets – if you can’t feel it crawling around inside your brain – then you have yet to be initiated. What. Are. You. Waiting. For?

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray + DVD Combo

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo

Starring: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata

Genre: Animation, Action, Drama

Runtime: 124 min

Rating: R for graphic violence and brief nudity

Language: Japanese, English

Studio: Funimation

Special Features:
  • Interview with the Japanese Director
  • Akira Sound Clip
  • Storyboard Collection
  • The Writing on the Wall
  • Original Japanese Trailers
  • Original Japanese Commercials
  • Restoring Akira
  • Glossary
  • U.S. Trailer (2013)
  • Trailers




WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM (1980): Collector's Edition


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Product Description: Bill Murray is at his wildest as America's leading "Gonzo", journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the legendary underground reporter whose passion for writing was second only to his love of weird chemicals, alcohol, violence and insanity. Along with best friend (Peter Boyle), Murray offers a manic look back at the Sixties and Seventies as an eyewitness to everything from a free-for-all San Francisco drug trial to a one-on-one bathroom interview with then Presidential candidate Richard Nixon. This off-the-wall comedy also boasts a musical score by rock superstar Neil Young.

Purchasing Links: Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Director: Art Linson

Starring: Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, Bruno Kirby

Genre: Biography, Comedy

Runtime: 96 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • Presented With ALL The Original Music
  • Inventing The Buffalo: An Interview with Screenwriter John Kaye
  • Original Trailer




THE MAN IN THE GLASS BOOTH (1975)


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Product Description: A manic Jewish millionaire (Maximilian Schell), already teetering on the edge of sanity, becomes purely diabolical when he is abducted from his Manhattan penthouse by Israeli agents and put on trial for war crimes committed while serving as colonel in a Nazi concentration camp. Testifying within a sound-proof, bullet-proof glass case, he unleashes a torrent of vitriol upon his accusers, and exposes a secret that is as tragic as it is terrifying. Upon its release, the Los Angeles Times called the film, daring, outrageous, utterly provocative, endlessly ambiguous and strikingly effective. In this new 2K restoration from the original 35mm negative, the film proves itself to be just as powerful today as it was more than forty years ago.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman

Genre: Drama

Runtime: 117 min

Rating: PG

Language: English, German

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Interview with Director Arthur Miller
  • Interview with Producer Edie Landau
  • Edie Landau: In From of the Camera - A Promotional Film For The American Film Theatre
  • Gallery of "The American Film Theatre" Trailers




THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE (1970)


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Product Description: It’s 1908. The West has changed. Grizzled frontiersman Cable Hogue (Jason Robards) hasn’t. Despite the fortune he’s made selling water to thirsty desert travelers, he lies in wait. Someday two no-account desert rats – who long ago robbed Hogue and left him to die in the baking Arizona sand – will drop by for a drink. After the violence of The Wild Bunch, director Sam Peckinpah shifted moods with this memorable fable, less a tale of revenge than it is a lyrical, touching tribute to the last days of the West’s pioneering spirit. Stella Stevens and David Warner lead an excellent supporting cast that also includes L.Q. Jones and Strother Martin as Hogue’s old enemies.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Slim Pickens

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Runtime: 121 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Warner Archive Collection

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
  • Featurette - "The Ladiest Damn'd Lady: An Afternoon with Stella Stevens"
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)




FAHRENHEIT 451 (1966): 50th Anniversary Edition


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Product Description: Ray Bradbury's best-selling science fiction masterpiece about a future without books takes on a chillingly realistic dimension in Fahrenheit 451. Montag (Oskar Werner), a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden books, meets a revolutionary school teacher (Julie Christie) who dares to read. Suddenly, he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between his rebellious mistress and his pleasure-seeking conformist wife (also played by Julie Christie), but between personal safety and intellectual freedom. Directed by one of the most important screen innovators of all time, Francois Truffaut, this classic film is an eerie tale where mankind becomes the ultimate evil.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: François Truffaut

Starring: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 112 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • The Making of 451
  • The Novel: A Discussion with Author Ray Bradbury
  • The Music of Fahrenheit 451
  • Original Title Sequence of Feature
  • Photo & Poster Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer




UGETSU (1953) - Criterion Collection


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Product Description: Having refined his craft in the silent era, Kenji Mizoguchi was an elder statesman of Japanese cinema fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other younger directors by the time he made Ugetsu. And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose pursuit of fame and fortune leads them far astray from their loyal wives. Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Starring: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War

Runtime: 96 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: Japanese

Studio: Criterion Collection

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary by filmmaker, critic, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975), a 150-minute documentary by Kaneto Shindo
  • Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda
  • Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu
  • Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa
  • Trailers
  • An essay by film critic Phillip Lopate (Blu-ray and DVD)
  • Three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film (Blu-ray only)




BAMBI (1942) - Signature Collection


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Product Description: A timeless classic that has been loved for generations, BAMBI now joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection. In this life-changing adventure, Bambi sets off with his best friends Thumper and Flower to explore the wonders and challenges of the woods -- and fulfill his destiny as prince of the forest. Full of humor and heart, and featuring awe-inspiring animation, BAMBI remains a family favorite, ready to delight a whole new generation.|In striving for realism, the artists heard lectures from animal experts, made field trips to the Los Angeles Zoo, watched specially filmed nature footage shot in the forests of Maine, and even studied the movements of two fawns that were donated to the Studio.|"Fellas, this stuff is pure gold," Walt Disney told the animators. The story of the little deer coming of age has endured, and today, BAMBI is universally regarded as one of Walt Disney's most charming films.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield

Starring: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn, Thelma Boardman, Tim Davis

Genre: Animation, Drama, Family

Runtime: 70 min

Rating: G

Language: English

Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making Of Bambi: A Prince Is Born
  • Trick Of The Trade (Excerpt)
  • Inside The Disney Archives
  • The Old Mill: Animated Short
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • The Golden Age
  • The Bambi Effect
  • Studio Stories: “Bambi”
  • Deleted Scene: Bambi’s Ice And Snow
  • Deleted Scene: The Grasshopper
  • Bambi Fawn Facts
  • Oswald The Lucky Rabbit: “Africa Before Dark”




ZAZA (1923)


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Product Description: Gloria Swanson is all flounce and swagger as Zaza, a street gamine turned music hall star, strutting her stuff, tossing off quips and taunts with her irrepressible backside, which is sometimes adorned with a pert bow for emphasis. Over the course of the film, directed by Allan Dwan (Robin Hood), she engages in two knock-down drag-out cat fights, frisks through playful love scenes, writhes in a hospital bed, nurses a broken heart, and evolves into a soberly dignified woman. Her physicality dominates the film, which does not suffer from being essentially a well-crafted frame for her performance. Swanson s ebullience in Zaza was unfeigned; she called it the fastest, easiest, most enjoyable picture I ever made. Imogen Sara Smith

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Allan Dwan

Starring: Gloria Swanson, H.B. Warner, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Genre: Romance, Drama

Runtime: 66 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Piano score composed and performed by Jeff Rapsis, adapted from the original 1923 cue sheet
  • Audio commentary by Frederic Lombardi, author of Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios
  • Booklet essay by film historian Imogen Sara Smith



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