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Thursday, April 20, 2017

New on DVD and Blu-ray: April 18, 2017

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The new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of April 18th, 2017 include M. Night Shyamalan's new horror film "Split", the McDonalds biopic "The Founder", the crime thriller "Sleepless" starring Jamie Foxx, and the comic book animated adaptation "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract".

Two shows also have new seasons out now on home video: the British drama "Home Fires" (Season 2) and the sci-fi series "Killjoys" (Season 2).

Among the classic films released this week we have the 4-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo for "Donnie Darko", Criterion Collection editions for "Buena Vista Social Club" and "Woman of the Year", Studio Ghibli's "Ocean Waves" for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray, the 25th anniversary edition of "A League of Their Own", and the Collector's Edition of "Tales From the Hood".

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





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MOVIES


SPLIT (2017)


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Product Description:
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man's fractured, gifted mind. Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has revealed 23 personalities to his psychiatrist, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him – as well as everyone around him – as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

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

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 117 min

Rating: PG-13 for disturbing thematic content and behavior, violence and some language

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios

Special Features:
  • Alternate Ending
  • 9 Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of Split- Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss what attracted them to the project and how they were able to bring such a unique premise to life.
  • The Many Faces of James McAvoy- A look at how James McAvoy approached the challenge of playing so many different identities.
  • The Filmmaker's Eye: M. Night Shyamalan - Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan has a singular, big-picture vision of his projects. Producers, cast, and crew discuss how Night's process gives them the freedom to execute their roles to the fullest.




THE FOUNDER (2016)


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Product Description: Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc's first wife Ethel, John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.

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

Director: John Lee Hancock

Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Runtime: 115 min

Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language

Language: English

Studio: Starz/Anchor Bay

Special Features:
  • "The Story Behind the Story" Featurette
  • "Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc" Featurette
  • "The McDonald Brothers" Featurette
  • "The Production Design" Featurette
  • "Building McDonald's: Time Lapse Video"
  • Press Conference with Filmmakers and Cast




SLEEPLESS (2017)


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Product Description: Undercover police officer Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) thrives in the high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground of Las Vegas. But when a heist goes wrong and a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs' teenage son, Downs must evade an internal affairs investigation, rescue his son, and bring the kidnappers to justice all in one pulse-pounding, action-packed sleepless night.

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

Director: Baran bo Odar

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy, T.I., David Harbour, Gabrielle Union

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Runtime: 95 min

Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios

Special Features:
  • One Long Night: The Making of Sleepless - Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes




TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT (2017)


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Product Description: Led by Starfire, the Teen Titans – Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and the just-returned Nightwing – have built a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil but their newest teammate, the mysterious, and powerful, Terra, may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil – Brother Blood – has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke is lurking in the shadows, both waiting to pounce. Ultimately, the Teen Titans will need to battle their enemies and their own internal doubts to come together and overcome the malicious forces around them in this twisting tale of intrigue, adventure and deception.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD Combo, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Sam Liu

Starring: Stuart Allan, Jake T. Austin, Christina Ricci, Taissa Farmiga, Sean Maher, Gregg Henry

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure

Runtime: 84 min

Rating: PG-13 for language, some violence, sensuality, thematic elements and brief drug use

Language: English

Studio: Warner Bros.

Special Features:
  • Batman and Harley Quinn – Sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Batman and Harley Quinn, featuring the talented creators and voice cast.
  • Titanic Minds: Wolfman and Perez – This revealing documentary explores a creative partnership that has lasted decades as Marv Wolfman and George Pérez come together to discuss their careers and one of the most famous runs in Teen Titan history, The Judas Contract.
  • Villains United: Deathstroke – When the super-soldier Deathstroke appears, the forces of good will be in the fight of their lives. This short featurette reveals the origin and unique abilities of this villain.
  • Additional Sneak Peeks
  • From the DC Comics Vault - Two Bonus Cartoons




PUNCHING HENRY (2016)


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Product Description: In this hyper-intelligent comedy, a journeyman comedian is lured to L.A. by a TV producer (J.K. Simmons, Whiplash) who wants to make him a reality star. As reality sets in, he must decide whether his legacy will be to tell jokes for a living or become the butt of them. With an all-star cast including Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Jim Jefferies, Doug Stanhope, and more, PUNCHING HENRY is a hilarious and heartwarming glimpse behind the curtain at the weird world of comedy.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray, Amazon Instant Video

Director: Gregori Viens

Starring: Henry Phillips, Tig Notaro, J.K. Simmons, Sarah Silverman

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 95 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Well Go USA

Special Features:
  • Deleted Scenes: "Threesome" Song, The Folksinger
  • Brendon Walsh Suffers
  • Stupid Joe
  • Trailer




LOVE THY NATURE (2014)


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Product Description: Narrated by Liam Neeson, the award winning film Love Thy Nature vividly illustrates how we've lost touch with nature and presents a compelling case that reconnecting with the natural world is the key both to good health and to solving our environmental and climate crises. Traversing the globe, the film celebrates the dazzling natural spectacles of our planet, while also revealing how a deeper connection with nature can transform each of us and inspire us to restore endangered ecosystems, as well as our human family. Ultimately, Love Thy Nature reveals how a connection with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches the very core of what it means to be human.

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

Director: Sylvie Rokab

Starring: Liam Neeson, Elijah Ahmadi, Zach Allen

Genre: Documentary

Runtime: 76 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Passion River

Special Features:
  • None




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TELEVISION


HOME FIRES Season 2 (ITV)


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Product Description: Great Paxford's eclectic band of women return for more stories from the home front as they deal with imminent threat during the Battle of Britain. As the nation finds itself increasingly beleaguered, relationships, friendships, and loyalties within the community will be tested as never before. The women find they must heighten their efforts to boost morale amidst the chaos and uncertainty enveloping the village.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Creator: Simon Block

Starring: Francesca Annis, Daisy Badger, Mark Bazeley, Leanne Best, Samantha Bond

Genre: Drama, War

Runtime: 360 min

Rating: PG

Language: English

Studio: PBS Distribution

Special Features:
  • None




KILLJOYS Season 2 (Space)


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Product Description: The galaxy's most bad ass bounty hunters are back in Killjoys: Season Two. It's now up to Johnny and Dutch to rescue a kidnapped D'avin. As our trio continues to hunt deadly warrants threatening a bloody, multiplanetary war – they face old enemies, the tyrannical Company and the mysterious agenda of Khylen, Dutch's former mentor.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Creator: Michelle Lovretta

Starring: Hannah John-Kamen, Luke MacFarlane, Aaron Ashmore, Sarah Power

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 427 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Special Features:
  • None




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CLASSIC FILMS


DONNIE DARKO (2001)


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Product Description: Fifteen years before Stranger Things, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Described by its director as "The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick", Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and ER star Noah Wyle and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.

Purchasing Links: 4-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray + DVD

Director: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Holmes Osborne

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Runtime: 113 min

Rating: R for language, some drug use and violence

Language: English

Studio: Arrow Video

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary by writer-director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal on the Theatrical Cut
  • Audio commentary by Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross and James Duval on the Theatrical Cut
  • Audio commentary by Kelly and filmmaker Kevin Smith on the Director's Cut
  • Deus ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko, a brand-new documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures on the making of Donnie Darko, containing interviews with writer-director Richard Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick, director of photography Steven Poster, editor Sam Bauer, composer Michael Edwards, costume designer April Ferry, actor James Duval and critic Rob Galluzzo
  • The Goodbye Place, Kelly's 1996 short film, which anticipates some of the themes and ideas of his feature films
  • The Donnie Darko Production Diary, an archival documentary charting the film's production with optional commentary by cinematographer Steven Poster
  • Twenty deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Kelly
  • Archive interviews with Kelly, actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duval, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Noah Wyle and Katharine Ross, producers Sean McKittrick, Nancy Juvonen, Hunt Lowry and Casey La Scala, and cinematographer Steven Poster
  • Three archive featurettes: They Made Me Do It, They Made Me Do It Too and #1 Fan: A Darkomentary
  • Storyboard comparisons
  • B-roll footage
  • Cunning Visions infomercials
  • Music video: Mad World by Gary Jules
  • Galleries
  • Trailers
  • TV spots
  • Exclusive collector's book containing new writing by Nathan Rabin, Anton Bitel and Jamie Graham, an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly, introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal and contemporary coverage, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials
  • Limited edition packaging featuring new artwork by Candice Tripp




BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB (1999)


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Product Description: Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected brush with world fame. The veteran vocalists and instrumentalists collaborated with American guitarist and roots-music champion Ry Cooder to form the Buena Vista Social Club, playing a jazz-inflected mix of cha-cha, mambo, bolero, and other traditional Latin American styles, and recording an album that won a Grammy and made them an international phenomenon. In the wake of this success, director Wim Wenders filmed the ensemble’s members—including golden-voiced Ibrahim Ferrer and piano virtuoso Rubén González—in a series of illuminating interviews and live performances. The result is one of the most beloved music documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Wim Wenders

Starring: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González

Genre: Documentary, Music

Runtime: 105 min

Rating: G

Language: English

Studio: Criterion Collection

Special Features:
  • Audio commentary from 1999 featuring director Wim Wenders
  • New interview with Wenders
  • We Believe in Dreams, a new piece featuring never-before-seen outtakes from the rehearsals for the Buena Vista Social Club’s Amsterdam concerts
  • Interview from 1998 with musician Compay Segundo on his career and the Cuban music scene
  • Radio interviews from 2000 featuring musicians Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, and others
  • Additional scenes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by author and geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro




TALES FROM THE HOOD: Collector's Edition (1995)


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Product Description: Welcome to the hood of horrors! It’s a place where your worst fears can come to life. A place where it’s hard to tell nightmares from reality. A place where you will discover Tales From The Hood. Stack, Ball and Bulldog arrive at a local funeral parlor to retrieve a lost drug stash held by the mortician Mr. Simms (Clarence Williams III). But Mr. Simms has plans for the boys. He leads them on a tour of his establishment, introducing them to his corpses. Even the dead have tales to tell and Mr. Simms is willing to tell them all. And you better listen: because when you’re in the hood, even everyday life can lead to extraordinary terror.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Rusty Cundieff

Starring: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry

Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller

Runtime: 98 min

Rating: R for graphic brutal violence and strong language

Language: English

Studio: Scream Factory

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary
  • Featurette
  • Trailers
  • Still Gallery




OCEAN WAVES (1993)


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Product Description: From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, comes a poignant and wonderfully nuanced story of adolescence and growing up. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude shifts wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships. Never before released in North America, Ocean Waves is a beautifully animated adaptation of Saeko Himuro's best-selling novel, and a true discovery.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD

Director: Tomomi Mochizuki

Starring: Nobuo Tobita, Toshihiko Seki, Yoko Sakamoto

Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance

Runtime: 72 min

Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material

Language: Japanese

Studio: Universal Studios

Special Features:
  • None




A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: 25th Anniversary Edition (1992)


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Product Description: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna star in this major league comedy from the team that brought you Big. Hanks stars as Jimmy Dugan, a washed-up ballplayer whose big league days are over. Hired to coach in the All-American Girls Baseball League of 1943 - while the male pros are at war - Dugan finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his all-girl team. Teammates Lori Petty and Rosie O'Donnell round out this all-star roster, with Jon Lovitz adding a scene-stealing cameo. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail for generations of athletes, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is "a home run!" (Joel Siegel, ABC-TV)

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Penny Marshall

Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family

Runtime: 128 min

Rating: PG for language

Language: English

Studio: Sony

Special Features:
  • Commentary with Penny Marshall, Lori Petty, Megan Cavanagh, and Tracy Reiner
  • Deleted scenes with video introductions by Penny Marshall
  • Nine Memorable Innings Pre-Game
  • "This Used to Be My Playground" music video
  • ALL-NEW: "Bentonville, Baseball & The Enduring Legacy of A League of Their Own"




THE HANDMAID'S TALE (1990)


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Product Description: With a "cool eroticism, intelligence and intensity", (Playboy), this eerie futuristic thriller, based on Margaret Atwood’s controversial and critically acclaimed best-selling novel, is filled with "large themes and deep thoughts quot;, (Roger Ebert). Boasting a phenomenal cast including Natasha Richardson (Nell) and Oscar winners Faye Dunaway (Network) and Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies), this film "dazzles with its ingenuity and shocks with its outrageousness quot;, (WNCN Radio)!

In the not-so-distant future, strong-willed and beautiful Kate (Richardson) possesses a precious commodity that most women have lost and most men want to control... fertility. In a brain-washing bootcamp that turns fertile women into surrogate mothers for social-elite men and their infertile wives, Kate thinks she’s made out well when she’s assigned to an eminent party leader (Duvall). But when she learns that he’s sterile, she’s faced with the impossible choice: produce him an heir or die!

Purchasing Links: Bluray/DVD Combo

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Starring: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Robert Duvall, Elizabeth McGovern

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Runtime: 109 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Shout! Factory

Special Features:
  • None




THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES (1972)


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Product Description: At the height of the Italian giallo boom in the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers.

In The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, an age-old family curse hits sisters Kitty (Barbara Bouchet, Milano Calibro 9) and Franziska (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark) following the death of their grandfather Tobias (Rudolf Schündler, The Exorcist, Suspiria). Every hundred years, so the legend goes, the bloodthirsty Red Queen returns and claims seven fresh victims. Was Tobias just the first... and are Kitty and Franziska next?

Director Emilio P. Miraglia (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave) once again combines a conventional giallo whodunit narrative with supernatural chills, concocting a gripping horror/thriller hybrid which moves effortlessly between the world of high fashion and creepy gothic locales. Co-starring B-movie legend Sybil Danning (Grindhouse, Howling II), The Red Queen Kills Seven Times shows that there s more to gialli than black-gloved killers!

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: Emilio Miraglia

Starring: Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Malfatti

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 100 min

Rating: PG

Language: Italian

Studio: Arrow Video

Special Features:
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless DTS-HD Master Audio)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Exclusive interview with actress Sybil Danning
  • New interview with critic Stephen Thrower
  • Archival introduction by production/costume designer Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Dead à Porter archival interview with Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Rounding Up the Usual Suspects archival interview with actor Marino Masé
  • If I Met Emilio Miraglia Today archival featurette with Erika Blanc, Lorenzo Baraldi and Marino Masé
  • My Favourite... Films archival interview with actress Barbara Bouchet
  • Alternative opening
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx




THE MEPHISTO WALTZ (1971)


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Product Description: When was the last time you were afraid? Really afraid? Brace yourself for the ultimate transplant... the human soul! The devil is in the music in this sleek and scary piece of movie necromancy - when a failed musician-turned-journalist (Alan Alda, M*A*S*H) interviews a reclusive aging pianist (Curt Jurgens, The Enemy Below), he doesn't realize he's being interviewed himself... to be the vessel for the Satanist's dying soul! Back in a youthful body, the pianist plans for a long life in the spotlight, but when the journalist's wife (Jacqueline Bisset, Bullitt) realizes her husband's twice the man he used to be, she prepares to make his new life a living Hell! Television veteran Paul Wendkos (Cannon for Cordoba) directs this cult horror classic, based on a novel by Fred Mustard Stewart (The Norliss Tapes) with a screenplay by Ben Maddow (The Asphalt Jungle). The stellar cast includes Barbara Parkins (Valley of the Dolls), Bradford Dillman (Chosen Survivors), Pamelyn Ferdin (The Beguiled), and William Windom (TV s The Farmer s Daughter).

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Runtime: 115 min

Rating: R

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Bill Cooke
  • Audio Commentary by actress Pamelyn Ferdin, moderated by filmmaker Elijah Drenner
  • Trailers




THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE (1971)


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Product Description: At the height of the Italian giallo boom of the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers.

In The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, director Emilio P. Miraglia (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) melds the giallo s trademark twisty whodunit storytelling with gothic chills, concocting a gripping horror/thriller hybrid. Troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen, Django the B*stard), haunted by the death of his first wife Evelyn, tries to move on by marrying the seductive Gladys (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark). Marital bliss is short-lived, however, as various relatives meet untimely and gruesome deaths, prompting speculation that a vengeful Evelyn has risen from the grave...

Populated by an array of Euro cult stars, including Giacomo Rossi Stuart (Caltiki the Immortal Monster) and the unforgettable Erika Blank (Kill, Baby... Kill!), and featuring a lush lounge score by giallo maestro Bruno Nicolai, The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave offers up a beguiling, unique and downright insane twist on a familiar formula.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Emilio Miraglia

Starring: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Runtime: 103 min

Rating: R

Language: Italian

Studio: Arrow Video

Special Features:
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless DTS-HD Master Audio)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • New audio commentary by Troy Howarth
  • Exclusive introduction by Erika Blanc
  • New interview with critic Stephen Thrower
  • The Night Erika Came Out of the Grave exclusive interview with Erika Blanc
  • The Whip and the Body archival interview with Erika Blanc
  • Still Rising from the Grave archival interview with production designer Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Original Italian theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx




THE ROUNDERS (1965)


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Product Description: What do you call a cowboy with his brains kicked out? A bronc rider. Ben Jones and Howdy Lewis, heaven help them, are bronc riders. Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda portray the pair who are cowboy enough to do just about any job, except for the one at hand. That job: Saddle a clever, ornery, blaze-faced roan named Old Fooler and make him as gentle as a milk-pen calf. Can’t be done – and that gets the cowpokes to thinking. Maybe they can make a dollar or two by wagering that no one at the rodeo can stay atop him either. Place your bets as filmmaker Burt Kennedy matches the warmth of his two stars with an unadorned ease that makes this modern Western as welcome as a get-together with old friends at a Sunday social.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, Sue Ane Langdon

Genre: Comedy, Western

Runtime: 85 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Warner Archive Collection

Special Features:
  • Original Trailer




SPENCER'S MOUNTAIN (1963)


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Product Description: Grandpa Spencer fathered nine boys in the shadow of the Grand Teton mountain bearing their name. His son Clay (Henry Fonda) married Olivia (Maureen O’Hara) and had nine more kids, “all thoroughbreds.” Now the eldest son is out of high school, eager for more in life. But college money is hard to come by. Spencer’s Mountain has deep roots too. It’s based on the Earl Hamner Jr. novel that later inspired TV’s The Waltons. The pleasures of Delmer Daves’ film are as plentiful as trout in its swirling streams. Fonda and O’Hara shine in a cast that includes Wally Cox, Donald Crisp and James MacArthur. Max Steiner supplies an evocative score. Breathtaking fields and forests add visual splendor. All enhance this beloved story of human values – and reaching for your dreams.

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Delmer Daves

Starring: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James MacArthur

Genre: Drama, Family

Runtime: 118 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Warner Archive Collection

Special Features:
  • Vintage Documentary Featurette "Spencer's Mountain:Grand Teton Premiere"
  • Vintage Henry Fonda Interview
  • Original Theatrical Trailer




THE ASSASSIN (1961)


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Product Description: Released within months of Fellini's La Dolce Vita and Antonioni's La Notte, Elio Petri's dazzling first feature The Assassin (L'Assassino) also stars Marcello Mastroianni, this time as dandyish thirtysomething antiques dealer Alfredo Martelli, arrested on suspicion of murdering his older, far wealthier lover Adalgisa (Micheline Presle). But as the increasingly Kafkaesque police investigation proceeds, it becomes less and less important whether Martelli actually committed the crime as his entire lifestyle is effectively put on trial.

Best known for Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and The Tenth Victim, Petri was one of the finest and yet most underrated Italian directors of the 1960s and 70s. Highly acclaimed on its original release but unjustly neglected since, The Assassin is a remarkably assured debut from one of the cinema's sharpest chroniclers of Italian social and political realities. Petri said that he wanted to reflect the changes wrought by the early sixties, and to examine ''a new generation of upstarts who lacked any kind of moral scruple''.

Purchasing Links: 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD

Director: Elio Petri

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Micheline Presle, Cristina Gaioni

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Runtime: 97 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: Italian

Studio: Arrow Academy

Special Features:
  • Elio Petri and L'Assassino, an introduction by Italian cinema expert Pasquale Iannone
  • Tonino Guerra: A Poet in the Movies: Nicola Tranquillino's documentary about the great Italian screenwriter
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Petri expert Camilla Zamboni, Petri's own critical analysis of 1950s Italian cinema, plus a selection of contemporary reviews




A FAREWELL TO ARMS (1957)


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Product Description: Brand New 4K Restoration! Based on the classic novel by Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls). This gripping version of the legendary writer's World War I masterpiece stars Rock Hudson (Giant, Seconds) as an ambulance driver and Jennifer Jones (Portrait of Jennie, Duel in the Sun) as the nurse he falls in love with. Initially strangers, the two find they must suddenly grapple with difficult decisions about their life together until fate steps in and their future becomes uncertain. Featuring a stellar cast that includes Vittorio De Sica (The Earrings of Madame de...), Mercedes McCambridge (All the King s Men) and Oskar Homolka (Sabotage). A Farewell to Arms is one of the cinema's more poignant portraits of war and survival, beautifully directed by the great Charles Vidor (Gilda).

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Charles Vidor

Starring: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica

Genre: Drama, Romance, War

Runtime: 152 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sheila O'Malley
  • Trailer Gallery




BROKEN ARROW (1950)


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Product Description: A 2K Restoration! The year is 1870, and former Union soldier Tom Jeffords (James Stewart, No Highway in the Sky) is recruited to remove a tribe of Apache warriors from a U.S. Mail delivery route by any means necessary. Jeffords chooses peace instead of more killings and decides to learn the Apache way of life. He agrees to a peace treaty with Apache chief Cochise (Jeff Chandler, Ten Seconds to Hell) and marries a beautiful Native American woman (Debra Paget, Cry of the City). Tragedy strikes after the settlers break the peace treaty, but now it s Cochise trying to stop Jeffords from acting out in vengeance. Delmer Daves (3:10 to Yuma) directed this classic action-packed western that was nominated for three Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor (Chandler), Best Color Cinematography by Ernest Palmer (Blood and Sand) and Best Screenplay by the blacklisted Albert Maltz (Two Mules for Sister Sara).

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Delmer Daves

Starring: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget

Genre: Drama, Romance, Western

Runtime: 93 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kent Jones
  • Fox Movietone News: Broken Arrow Ceremony
  • Trailer Gallery




SUNSET IN THE WEST (1950)


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Product Description: Newly Mastered in HD from a 4K scan! A gang of vicious crooks has been running guns and ammunition out to foreign revolutionaries. Gordon MacKnight (Pierre Watkin, Meet John Doe) is the mastermind behind these elaborate schemes hijacking freight trains and killing the crews, leaving no witnesses. Sheriff Tad Osborne (Will Wright, Adam s Rib) is discouraged and has not been able to catch the killers. His niece Dixie (Penny Edwards, Trail of Robin Hood) urges him to quit while he can, but when Roy (Roy Rogers, My Pal Trigger) and his Purple Sage riders arrive in the border town, they persuade the sheriff to stay in office and help them capture the criminals. MacKnight tries to escape, but Roy and Trigger follow to ride him down and bring him back to justice. Beautifully shot in TruColor by Jack A. Marta (Cat Ballou) and wonderfully directed by the great William Witney (Daredevils of the Red Circle).

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: William Witney

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez

Genre: Western

Runtime: 67 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Western Historian Toby Roan
  • Trailers




THE SCAR / HOLLOW TRIUMPH (1948)


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Product Description: Newly Re-mastered in HD! Originally released as Hollow Triumph, this top-notch film noir suspense thriller gave actor Paul Henreid (Casablanca) a chance to trade in his romantic image for not one, but two sinister performances. After a botched hit on a casino, gambler John Muller (Henreid) has nowhere to run and with a band of killers hired by a rival mobster on his trail, he s mistaken for the psychiatrist Dr. Bartok, his dead ringer. He decides to kill Bartok and impersonate him, but it s not long before the doctor s beautiful secretary (Joan Bennett, The Woman in the Window, Scarlet Street) is on to him and Muller discovers the doctor had a few of his skeletons in the closet. Written by film noir veteran Daniel Fuchs (Criss Cross, Panic in the Streets), beautifully shot by the great John Alton (He Walked by Night) and wonderfully directed by Steve Sekely (The Day of the Triffids).

Purchasing Links: Blu-ray

Director: Steve Sekely

Starring: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz

Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

Runtime: 83 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Kino Lorber

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Noir Historian Imogen Sara Smith
  • Trailers




WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942)


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Product Description: Before Katharine Hepburn ever met Spencer Tracy, she wanted him as her costar in this film. George Stevens’s Woman of the Year, conceived to build on the smashing comeback Hepburn had made in The Philadelphia Story, is the story of rival newspaper reporters who wed only to find that their careers aren’t so compatible, and in it the pair forged a fresh and realistic vision of what marriage could be. The freewheeling but pinpoint-sharp screenplay by Ring Lardner Jr. and Michael Kanin won an Academy Award, and Hepburn was nominated for best actress. Woman of the Year marks the beginning of the personal and professional union between Hepburn and Tracy, who would go on to make eight more films together, and it stands as a dazzling, funny, and sometimes rueful observation of what it takes for men and women to get along—both in the workplace and out of it.

Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Director: George Stevens

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Runtime: 114 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Criterion Collection

Special Features:
  • New interview with George Stevens Jr., the director’s son
  • New interview with George Stevens biographer Marilyn Ann Moss
  • New interview with writer Claudia Roth Pierpont on actor Katharine Hepburn
  • 'The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn,' an 86-minute documentary from 1986
  • 'George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey,' an 111-minute documentary from 1984
  • Audio Interview from 1967 with director George Stevens
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek




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