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Saturday, February 29, 2020

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Bloodroots
Video Game Description: In Bloodroots, the world is your weapon - improvise and adapt to an ever-changing ballet of ultraviolence, in a bloody revenge quest across the Weird West.

Genre: Action, Beat-'Em-Up

Publisher: Paper Cult

Developer: Paper Cult

Rating: T for Teen (Blood, Language, Violence)

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Product Description: This masterful adaptation of Prévost s 1731 novel Manon Lescaut marks quite a departure for Henri-Georges Clouzot, the French director lauded for his acclaimed thrillers The Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques.

A classical tragic romance transposed to a World War II setting, Clouzot s film follows the travails of Manon (Cécile Aubry), a village girl accused of collaborating with the Nazis who is rescued from imminent execution by a former French Resistance fighter (Michel Auclair). The couple move to Paris, but their relationship turns stormy as they struggle to survive, resorting to profiteering, prostitution and even murder. Eventually escaping to Palestine, the pair attempt a treacherous desert crossing in search of the happiness which seems to forever elude them...

Clouzot s astute portrayal of doomed young lovers caught in the disarray of post-war France wowed the jury of the 1949 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Golden Lion award. Unjustly overshadowed ever since by the director s suspense films, Manon now returns to screens in glorious High Definition with a selection of elucidating extras.

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Product Description: A one-of-a-kind silver-screen illusionist, Czechoslovak filmmaker Karel Zeman devoted his career to transporting viewers to realms beyond their wildest imagining.

The deft, breathtaking combinations of live-action and animation techniques that he pioneered in the postwar years earned him comparisons to legends such as Georges Méliès, and an array of followers that includes Jan Švankmajer, Terry Gilliam, and Wes Anderson.

Presented here are three of Zeman’s most enchanting fantasies—a boys’ adventure into the mists of prehistory, a Jules Verne–derived flight of fancy, and an exotic eighteenth-century tall tale—all of them treasure chests of wondrous sights, tactile textures, and headlong yarn-spinning that helped put Czechoslovak cinema on the international map.

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Product Description: Disturbing tale about a group of college students, led by Claudia who decide to investigate a local campus tower that has figured prominently in disturbing reoccurring dreams Claudia has been having. The dream also consists of a hanged woman's body. They are suspended from the school for the antics, but Claudia learns from one of the female staff members that the person in the dream is a student who killed herself years before, and that the school principal knows the situation more than she's willing to admit. Remade in 2007.

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Product Description: Can't Kill This is a fictional documentary that depicts the adventure of Tony and Kacy, two hippies with one obsession: find their old friend Joe who apparently never aged a day since they were young. Vegans, drug enthusiasts, and with their roots firmly planted in the 70s, the couple will soon discover that Joe is immortal, but tired of his eternal life. In the name of their old friendship, Tony and Kacy will try their best to help their friend die, but nothing seems working.

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Product Description: Before he became NYC's favorite '80s action auteur with hits like THE EXTERMINATOR, THE PROTECTOR and SHAKEDOWN, as well as executive producer of grindhouse classics that included MANIAC COP, FRANKENHOOKER and BASKET CASE 2 & 3, writer/director James Glickenhaus made his feature debut with this bizarre tale of government skullduggery, satanic killings, zodiacal mayhem and messianic horror. Playboy centerfold Monica Tidwell (NOCTURNA) stars in the "ultra-obscure and undeniably fascinating" (Fright.com) thriller. Also known as SUICIDE CULT and a one-time U.K. Section 3 'Video Nasty', THE ASTROLOGER is based on the acclaimed novel by John Cameron. Now featuring a 4k scan from the director's personal answer print and loaded with all-new Special Features.

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Product Description: Maya Deren is one of the most important American experimental filmmakers of all time and Kino Classics and Re:Voir are proud to present new 2K restorations of her essential work. Along with being a filmmaker, Deren was a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer and photographer, and she brings all of these disciplines together in her dreamlike and ecstatic films. Her most famous and influential is Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), co-directed with Alexander Hammid, which depicts a surrealist slippage in reality as a woman’s home becomes a shifting landscape of beauty and menace. At Land (1944) is another psychogeographical journey where Deren washes up on a beach and encounters a multiplicity of selves. Also included are four 1940s dance films (A Study in Choreography for Camera, Ritual in Transfigured Time, Meditation on Violence, and The Very Eye of Night) in which, as Deren wrote, “I have attempted to place a dancer in limitless, cinemato-graphic space.” She and Hammid put felines through a similarly intimate process in The Private Life of a Cat (1947), which foresaw the future of cat videos. A different exploration of movement occurs in Divine Horsemen (1947-1951, 1979), a remarkable hour-long montage of footage that Deren shot of Haitian Voodoo ceremonies. Stan Brakhage called Maya Deren “the mother of us all.” The history of avant-garde film is unthinkable without her.

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Product Description: Directed and animated by Academy Award® Winner* FRED WOLF (Free To Be You & Me, The Flintstones), with story and songs written by Grammy Award® Winner** HARRY NILSSON and narration by RINGO STARR, THE POINT is a timeless enchanting fable for the whole family to enjoy!

Years ago there was a place called The Land of the Point, because everything in The Land of the Point had one the barns, the houses, the cars, everything even the people. Everyone, that is, except Oblio (Mike Lookinland, The Brady Bunch), who was born round-headed. Since he had no point, Oblio along with his trusty dog, Arrow was banished to the Pointless Forest. Join them to see what wonders await these two intrepid travelers as they make their way on their amazing, song-filled journey of discovery!

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Composer:
Mychael Danna
Jeff Danna

Total Time:
62:32

Label:
Walt Disney Records

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
February 28, 2020



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Artist:
Caribou

Genre:
Electronic

Total Time:
43:29

Record Label:
Merge Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
February 28, 2020



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Product Description: In order to retain their immortality, a nest of vampires is dependent on the formula of alchemist Perenelle Flamel. But when Perenelle's first and favorite among her brood brings home a more modern alchemist it sparks a conflict with the traditionalist "Old Blood" vampires, who take a dangerous interest in this new breed of artificially sustained undead.

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Product Description: Canada, Nineteenth century... The Hudson Bay Company, with James Sullivan (Santiago Rivero) at the helm and supported by the British Mounted Police, impose unacceptable conditions on native trappers. A group led by Leo Limoux (Franco Fantasia), rebel in retaliation. Victor DeFrois (George Martin), a trapper who, until the execution his brother by the British soldiers had remained neutral, kidnaps Ann Sullivan (Giulia Rubini), daughter of the ruthless owner of the Hudson Bay Company, to use as a bartering tool while the rebels seek to disrupt and gain control of the company's business. What Victor didn't count on was falling in love with his hostage, in this classic spaghetti western written and directed by Amando de Ossorio (Tombs of the Blind Dead).

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Product Description: THE ORIGIN SAGA is a prequel to the ULTRAMAN ORB series, detailing the early days of hero Gai Kurenai (Hideo Ishiguro) and his arch-enemy, Juggrus Juggler (Takaya Aoyagi), when they were friends and allies fighting together in their first mission against an alien threat. ULTRA FIGHT ORB - BORROW THE POWER OF FATHER AND SON – a sequel miniseries to ULTRAMAN ORB that introduces Lightning Attacker and Emerium Slugger, plus the debut of Ultraman Geed.

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Product Description: Cardia Beckford is a monster—or so she's been called due to a deadly poison dwelling in her body. Unable to touch anyone or anything, she is locked away in her home and abandoned by her father. But one fateful night, everything changes. Rescued by the dashing phantom thief, Arsène Lupin, Cardia is swept into a brand-new adventure! With a group of handsome young men to protect her and a mission to find her father, Cardia is determined to get answers about her condition—and the Horologium jewel that sits inside her chest. But with the entire country and the dangerous Twilight soldiers against them, can they uncover the truth? And will Cardia's wish to feel the warmth of another finally come true?

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Product Description: A group of Americans, on what they assumed would be a relaxing and fun-filled vacation in the Caribbean, soon find themselves trapped in the island wilderness after their tour bus breaks down. Alone and stranded, the group begin to fall prey to an unknown, voodoo mask wearing assailant who bumps them off in various nasty ways, ranging from decapitation and evisceration, to impalement. As the surviving members of the group frantically search for help, they begin to suspect that not all of them might be who they claim they are, and that one of them might be a cold-blooded killer...

John N. Carter's ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE, the production of which is still somewhat shrouded in mystery, was produced at the height of the 80s slasher craze and features all of the genre hallmarks including gruesome death, gratuitous nudity, and an entirely original looking 'killer guise,' along with a score by genre favorite Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th). Previously viewable only in dark and drab video sourced editions which mask its impressive special effects and surprisingly colorful cinematography by Robert Baldwin (The Exterminator), Vinegar Syndrome brings ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE to Blu-ray, newly restored from its 35mm original negative.

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Product Description: Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it's not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and emigre friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and discenchantment.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

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Product Description: Young Soma Yukihira - who has honed his cooking skills while working as an assistant at "Yukihira," the family eatery - has successfully entered Tohtsuki Fine Dining Academy, a cooking school for the ultra elite. At the academy, he meets various chefs and develops his skills while striving to create his own unique brand of cooking. It is during the Lunar Feast, a time-honored Tohtsuki tradition, that Soma chooses to take on one of the members of The Ten, which comprises the academy's most accomplished chefs. Meanwhile, Azami Nakiri - the father of one of Soma's fellow students - has worked behind the scenes to found Central, a pivotal organization dedicated to haute cuisine, yet has remained barred from cooking aside from select recipes taught in his lectures. Finding themselves at opposition with how Central operates, Soma and some of the other Tohtsuki students decide to stand and confront this threat head-on. As this is going on, Soma and the others will be faced with the Promotional Exam, referred to as one of the greatest hurdles at Tohtsuki. An even more heated battle is about to begin!

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Product Description: Harkin Banks (Patrick Houser) is an American hot-dogger who enters a winter skiing competition and goes pole-to-pole with Rudi (John Patrick Reger), an arrogant Austrian pro who will do anything to win! As Harkin's "Rat Pack" and Rudi's "Rudettes" battle on and off the slopes, Rudi's ultra-sexy ex-girlfriend (Shannon Tweed, Playboy's 1982 Playmate of the Year) sets her sights on Harkin with a few "pointers" of her own. Culminating in a final and dangerous "Chinese Downhill" race, only one will be victorious! See and hear HOT DOG … THE MOVIE the way it was always meant to be in this "Unrated Producer's Cut" of the iconic '80s T&A ski-comedy classic! Remastered in 4K from the uncut 35mm camera negative and remixed in 5.1 surround sound, this is writer/co-producer Mike Marvin's original version of the film containing additional nudity, sex and restored scenes not included in the 1984 theatrical release.

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Product Description: From René Clément, the iconic director of Forbidden Games, Purple Noon, Joy House, Rider on the Rain and The Deadly Trap, comes this action-packed crime film starring Jean-Louis Trintignant (Les Biches, The Conformist), Robert Ryan (Day of the Outlaw, The Wild Bunch) and Aldo Ray (God’s Little Acre, Nightfall). Antoine “Froggy” Cardot (Trintignant), a French criminal on the run, heads to Canada where he joins a gang of criminals, Charley (Ryan), Mattone (Ray) and Rizzio (Jean Gaven, The Story of O), who are plotting a complicated robbery. Their foolproof plan blows up in their faces when they end up kidnapping a crime lord’s daughter and accidently killing her. Sébastien Japrisot (A Very Long Engagement, Farewell, Friend) wrote the screenplay for this suspenseful thriller, based on a bestselling novel by David Goodis (Dark Passage, Shoot the Piano Player). Music by legendary composer Francis Lai (Love Story).

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Composer:
Flemming Nordkrog

Total Time:
31:22

Label:
MovieScore Media

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
February 21, 2020



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Artist:
Royce da 5'9"

Genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

Total Time:
68:05

Record Label:
eOne Music

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, iTunes

Release Date
February 21, 2020 (MP3)
March 27, 2020 (CD)



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Artist:
Allie X

Genre:
Pop

Total Time:
43:16

Record Label:
Twin Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
February 21, 2020



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Universal's sci-fi horror film "The Invisible Man" is this week's only new wide release, and it's expected to score big at the box-office. The film is a reboot of the 1933 Universal classic, and it was originally supposed to be part of the studio's Dark Universe of reboots, but that plan fell through when the 2017 film "The Mummy" tanked. Starring Elisabeth Moss, the Blumhouse production has already raked in $1.65 million from previews and could finish the weekend with as much as $28-30 million from 3,610 theaters.

We also have an interesting roster of limited releases like the true story drama "Burden" starring Garrett Hedlund and Forest Whitaker, John Turturro's crime comedy "The Jesus Rolls", which is a "Big Lebowski" spin-off of sorts, and the fantasy drama "Wendy", a Peter Pan reimagining from filmmaker Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild").

Synopses, details, critical/audience reception, trailers, and more after the jump.

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Today we have new trailers for:
  • Amazon's new sci-fi series "Tales From the Loop" inspired by the concept paintings of Swedish futurist artist Simon Stalenhag, which was also turned into a crowd-funded role-playing game of the same name. The show stars Rebecca Hall, Paul Schneider, Jonathan Pryce, Jane Alexander and Tyler Barnhardt. The premiere episode is directed by Mark Romanek ("One Hour Photo").
  • Netflix's new medieval fantasy-adventure "The Letter for the King" written by screenwriter Will Davies ("How to Train Your Dragon"). The show is based on the classic 1962 Dutch young-adult novel by Tonke Dragt. The cast features Amir Wilson, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Gijs Blom, Jonah Lees and Jack Barton.
  • Netflix's upcoming three-chapter anime series "Transformers: War for Cyberton Trilogy" produced by Rooster Teeth, the company behind "RWBY" and "gen:LOCK".
  • HBO's upcoming drama "Betty" from Crystal Moselle, the director of the Sundance-winning documentary "The Wolfpack".
  • The third season of Hulu's sci-fi comedy series "Future Man starring Josh Hutcherson, Derek Wilson, Eliza Coupe and Seth Rogen.
  • FX's fourt-part true-crime documentary series "The Most Dangerous Animal of All" that explores the history of the Zodiac killer.

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"The Invisible Man" is a Blumhouse sci-fi horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell ("Saw", "Insidious") based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells. The film also serves as a reboot of Universal's classic monster film series.

The plot follows Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist. WHen he commits suicide, leaving her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax, and soon finds herself facing a series of lethal coincidences that can only mean she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Harriet Dyer co-star.

"The Invisible Man" opened in theaters on February 28, 2020.

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Video Game Description: Conquer the stars in this straightforward multiplayer real-time strategy game from the creators of First Strike and become a Stellar Commander!

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Blindflug Studios AG

Developer: Blindflug Studios AG

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Video Game Description: The RPG classic rises from the nuclear ashes! Wasteland Remastered is an overhaul of the 1988 title that brought the post-apocalypse to video games. See where the Wasteland series began and experience the character and world the sequels are built on.

Genre: RPG

Publisher: inXile Entertainment

Developer: Krome Studios

Rating: T for Teen (Violence, Blood, Sexual Content, Use of Alcohol, Simulated Gambling)

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Product Description: After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story, Color Out of Space is “gorgeous, vibrant and terrifying” (Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central).

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Product Description: The crustal movement and the abnormal climate had occurred repeatedly on a global scale and dormant monsters started to awaken from sleep. A young man named Hideki Go, who was chasing his dream to be a race car driver, lost his life in saving a boy and a puppy that failed to escape in the midst of Monster Takkong’s rampage. However, the new Ultraman, who had come from Nebula M78 to defend Earth, was deeply touched by Go’s brave action and resurrected him by uniting as one. After that, Go is determined to fight any enemy that threatens the freedom and happiness of humanity and joined MAT, the Monster Attack Team. While he struggles with his identity gap between Ultraman and Hideki Go, he grows through fighting against the monsters and aliens.

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