• "You Talking To Me? Well I'm The Only SteelBook Here" - Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver' Returns For a new 4K UHD Release June 25th

    Posted Wed Apr 17, 2024 at 07:33 AM PDT by
    Taxi Driver - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro

    At long last, Martin Scorsese's iconic "Taxi Driver" is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in a solo SteelBook release June 25th. Long sought after by fans, the film has been kept as part of the Columbia Classics Vol 2 4K set. Now fans who only want the one film can pick it up at a better price point complete with fancy SteelBook packaging too! 

    Here's our 4K UHD Blu-ray review from 2021 

    Doing a quick lookover of the press release, it doesn't appear that anything new has been added (or removed for that matter). You're still getting Dolby Vision HDR, with DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 1.0 audio, and what looks to be a list of the same extra features which isn't a bad thing at all since this disc was fantastic. Now those who held out hope for a solo release can jump on this one without having to buy five other films with it! 

    Taxi Driver - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

     

    So far, this disc isn't up for pre-order yet but we expect that to change soon and we'll update listings ASAP. Here's all the gory details:

    SYNOPSIS Winner of the prestigious Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival (1976) and nominated for 4 Academy Awards® including Best Picture (1976), TAXI DRIVER stars Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's classic film of a psychotic New York cabbie driven to violence by loneliness and desperation. Co-starring Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle and Cybill Shepherd.

    DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
    4K ULTRA HD DISC 

    • Restored from the original camera negative, presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • English 5.1 + mono
    • Special Features:
      • Making Taxi Driver Documentary
      • Storyboard to Film Comparisons with Martin Scorsese Introduction
      • Animated Photo Galleries
      • 20th Anniversary Re-Release Trailer

    BLU-RAY DISC

    • Feature presented in high definition, sourced from the 4K master
    • English 5.1
    • Special Features:
      • 40-Minute Taxi Driver Q&A featuring Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster and Many More Recorded Live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
      • Commentary with Director Martin Scorsese and Writer Paul Schrader Recorded by the Criterion Collection
      • Commentaries by Writer Paul Schrader and by Professor Robert Kolker
      • Martin Scorsese on Taxi Driver
      • Influence and Appreciation: A Martin Scorsese Tribute
      • Producing Taxi Driver
      • God’s Lonely Man
      • Taxi Driver Stories
      • Travis’ New York
      • Travis’ New York Locations
      • Theatrical Trailer

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  • Neon Conceives The U.S. Blu-ray Release of 'Immaculate' Starring Sydney Sweeney June 11 German 4K Mediabook July 18

    Posted Tue Apr 16, 2024 at 07:21 AM PDT by
    Immaculate Coming to Blu-ray from Neon - 4K UHD Mediabook from Capelight

    Neon's latest horror effort Immaculate from director Michael Mohan will birth its first domestic Blu-ray release on June 11th. Those who have moved on to digital streaming collecting will be able to pick up the film today, April 16th. 
    4K UHD collectors can look to import from Capelight in Germany. 

    Between The First Omen and Immaculate - 2024 has been one hell of a devilishly delicious year for religiously-themed female body horror films. Given recent legal events of the past couple of years in the U.S., the timing of these films couldn't be more perfect - and they're both actually pretty damn good! Now if we can get Late Night with the Devil on disc soon, we can have a devilishly great triple feature for the collections. Taking a page from Italian Giallo and Nunsploitation classics, Immaculate enjoyed a successful theatrical run and is ready to take over your home video collection. Neon hasn't been bountiful about the disc details of A/V specs or bonus features, but we have a firm street date and it's up for pre-order right now! 

    Immaculate - Blu-ray 

    Now for all those asking, "Where's the 4K, where's the 4K?" - well, right now you're going to have to import that. Thanks to Germany's Capelight Pictures. A two-disc 4K UHD + Blu-ray Mediabook; this edition is set to offer Dolby Vision HDR (and HDR10), DTS-HD MA 5.1 in German and English language tracks. Capelight hasn't yet listed any bonus features yet either. For fans who don't want to wait for a 4K to maybe, hopefully, possibly get a 4K release here stateside, importing looks to be the best way to go. So far, no other foreign territories have offered up a 4K disc release, but that could change. We'll keep an eye out.

    Immaculate - 4K UHD Mediabook (German Import)

    Both of these releases are now up for pre-order. As soon as we get updated info for either of these releases or if another import release enters the market, we'll update listings ASAP - Happy collecting!

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  • Take Those Old DVDs Off The Shelf - Criterion Announces July 2024 Blu-ray and 4K UHD Titles

    Posted Mon Apr 15, 2024 at 09:56 AM PDT by
    Criterion Collection - July 2024 4K UHD Bluray Announcement

    The Criterion Collection's July's wave of 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray titles include Glauber Rocha's western Black God, White Devil on Blu-ray only; Wim Wenders' drama Perfect Days; Sam Peckinpah's western Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid; Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine; and Paul Brickman's classic Risky Business starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay - all arriving on both formats.

    Not only that, there is a 4K upgrade of Jean-Pierre Melville's classic, Le samouraï.

    First up on July 2 comes Sam Peckinpah's western Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid - arriving on 4K UHD Blu-ray as well as Blu-ray.

    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Sam Peckinpah’s cycle of genre-redefining westerns came to a close with this blood- and dust-caked elegy for the American West, which marries his renegade style with a fatalistic sense of finality. As newly minted lawman Pat Garrett (James Coburn) stalks the outlaw Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) across the plains, their old friendship is twisted into rivalry, and mythic ideals of freedom come up against an emerging ruling-class order—all to the strains of a haunting soundtrack by Bob Dylan (who also appears as the mercurial Alias). Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid—presented here for the first time in three separate versions—stands as perhaps the maverick auteur’s richest, most mature work, a world-weary ballad that bears the solemn weight of history passing into legend.

    4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration of the 50th Anniversary Release, supervised by editors Paul Seydor and Roger Spottiswoode, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • New 4K digital restoration of the Original Theatrical Release, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Audio commentary for the 50th Anniversary Release featuring Seydor, Spottiswoode, and critic Michael Sragow
    • Two 4K UHD discs of the films presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the films and special features
    • New 2K digital master of director Sam Peckinpah’s Final Preview Cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Dylan in Durango, a new interview with author Clinton Heylin about the film’s soundtrack
    • Passion & Poetry: Peckinpah’s Last Western, a new program about the making of the film
    • Archival interview with actor James Coburn
    • Trailer and TV spots
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by author Steve Erickson

    The week after that on July 9, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le samouraï will be getting its long-awaited 4K UHD Blu-ray debut.

    Le samouraï - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Le samouraï - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts. After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him. An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean?Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

    4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Interviews with Rui Nogueira, editor of Melville on Melville, and Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris
    • Interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, and Cathy Rosier
    • Melville-Delon: D’honneur et de nuit (2011), a short documentary exploring the friendship between the director and the actor and their iconic collaboration on Le samouraï
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar David Thomson, an appreciation by filmmaker John Woo, and excerpts from Melville on Melville

      New cover by Polly Dedman

    Then a Blu-ray of Glauber Rocha's Black God, White Devil will be hitting stores on July 16.

    Black God, White Devil - The Criterion Collection 

    Black God, White Devil - The Criterion Collection 

    Myth, mysticism, and revolution collide in a blistering existential western from Glauber Rocha, the father of Brazil’s socially committed Cinema Novo movement. After killing his swindling boss, ranch hand Manoel (Geraldo Del Rey) goes on the run with his wife, Rosa (Yona? Magalha?es). In the stark hinterlands, they join forces with armed bandits and pledge allegiance to a self-styled holy man who preaches revolt against rich landowners while perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence against the innocent. Suffused with antiauthoritarian fervor and the intensity of life in the desert, this landmark work of radical cinema is a scorched-earth allegory about mindless fanaticism and the allure of dead-end ideologies.

    TWO-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • Audio commentary by restoration producer Lino Meireles
    • New interview with film scholar Richard Peña
    • Glauber the Movie, Labyrinth of Brazil (2003), a documentary on director Glauber Rocha
    • Cinema Novo (2016), a documentary on the Brazilian film movement
    • Memória do cangaço (1964), a short documentary on the origins of cangaço, a form of social banditry in northeastern Brazil
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Fábio Andrade

      New cover based on the original poster by Rogério Duarte

    Also on July 16, Wim Wenders' Perfect Days will be available on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray.

    Perfect Days - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Perfect Days - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    A perfect song that hits at just the right moment, the play of sunlight through leaves, a fleeting moment of human connection in a vast metropolis: the wonders of everyday life come into breathtaking focus in this profoundly moving film by Wim Wenders. In a radiant, Cannes-award-winning performance of few words but extraordinary expressiveness, Koji Yakusho plays a public-toilet cleaner in Tokyo whose rich inner world is gradually revealed through his small exchanges with those around him and with the city itself. Channeling his idol Yasujiro Ozu, Wenders crafts a serenely minimalist ode to the miracle that is the here and now.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • 4K digital master, approved by director Wim Wenders, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • New interview with Wenders
    • Interview with actor Koji Yakusho
    • Some Body Comes into the Light (2023), a short by Wenders, featuring a new introduction by the director
    • Interview with producer Koji Yanai, founder of the Tokyo Toilet project
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

      New cover by Michael Boland

    Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine will be available on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on July 23.

    Farewell My Concubine - The Criterion Collection 4K UHD Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Farewell My Concubine - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    A breathtakingly intimate romance unfolds against a sweeping backdrop of social upheaval in renowned director Chen Kaige’s sumptuous saga of passion, fate, and the transcendent possibilities of art. Spanning fifty years of twentieth-century Chinese history, Farewell My Concubine follows aspiring actors Dieyi (a heartbreaking Leslie Cheung) and Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) as they emerge from a childhood of brutal training to become Beijing-opera stars, with life mirroring art as Dieyi’s unrequited love for Xiaolou and the country’s changing political tides engulf them in their own personal tragedies of jealousy and betrayal. The first Chinese film to win the Palme d’Or is epic filmmaking of the highest order—visually and emotionally ravishing from frame to exquisite frame.

    4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration of the original director’s cut, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • New conversation between Chinese-cultural-studies scholar Michael Berry and producer Janet Yang
    • Documentary from 2003 on the making of the film
    • Interview from 1993 with director Chen Kaige conducted by journalist Charlie Rose
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by author and scholar Pauline Chen

      New cover by Eric Skillman

    And finally the film that launched Tom Cruise into super-stardom, Paul Brickman's Risky Business will hit stores on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on the same date.

    Risky Business - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Risky Business - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    A sly piece of pop subversion, this irresistible satire of Reagan-era materialism features Tom Cruise in his star-is-born breakthrough as a Chicago suburban prepster whose college-bound life spirals out of control when his parents go out of town for the week and an enterprising call girl (Rebecca De Mornay) invites him to walk on the wild side. While Cruise boogying in his briefs yielded one of the most iconic pop-cultural moments of the 1980s, it is the film’s unexpected mix of tender romance (enhanced by a moody synth score by Tangerine Dream) and sharp-witted capitalist critique that remains fresh and daring.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restorations of the director’s cut and the original theatrical release, supervised and approved by director Paul Brickman and producer Jon Avnet, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Audio commentary for the original theatrical release featuring Brickman, Avnet, and actor Tom Cruise
    • New interviews with Avnet and casting director Nancy Klopper
    • New conversation between editor Richard Chew and film historian Bobbie O’Steen
    • The Dream Is Always the Same: The Story of “Risky Business,” a program featuring interviews with Brickman, Avnet, cast members, and others
    • Screen tests with Cruise and actor Rebecca De Mornay
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by film curator and critic Dave Kehr

      New cover illustration by Jeremy Enecio

    Pre-orders for The Criterion Collection's July releases should be available soon!

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  • Redeem Those Points! Universal All-Access Rewards Closing June 30th 2024

    Posted Thu Apr 11, 2024 at 08:39 AM PDT by
    Universal All-Access Closing

    Have you been redeeming those digital copy slips that come with your discs? Universal Studios' popular rewards program Universal All-Access which lets you redeem points for swag, tickets, and digital copies will be closing on June 30th. Last day to redeem points will be July 31st, 2024 

    For a number of film fans out there who have loved building a physical media collection, they've also been building their digital streaming collections redeeming the codes on those little slips of paper. Like fellow studios Disney and Sony, Universal Studios gave collectors a little extra incentive with their own branded rewards program - Universal All-Access. This service gave members the opportunity for a little extra juice from their media purchases by redeeming their accumulated points for fun swag items like posters and such, movie tickets, or redeem for more digital copies of favorite films. Every month a new batch of rewards would arrive giving you all the more reason to keep redeeming those codes. Well, that's all coming to a close within the next three months.

    Per an email that was sent out to members this morning, Universal All-Access' last days are on the horizon. The final day to redeem codes for their point values will be June 30th. The last day to redeem those points will be July 31st. As a parting gesture to users, the final batch of new digital rewards will go live in June and they're saying it's supposed to be a much larger selection than normal. So if you've been hoarding those points (I regularly forget to redeem them for rewards and have over 21,000 points), you'll only have a couple of months to get all the goodies you can. 

    Here's what was in the email:

    "Dear Valued Members,

    • We regret to inform you that the Universal All-Access Rewards Program will be closing on June 30th, 2024 with points redemption opportunities remaining open until July 31st, 2024. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your loyalty and enthusiastic participation in our rewards program, which has been centered around our shared love for movies.
    • As we wind down the program, we encourage you to redeem your accumulated points by exploring the new rewards for March.

    Please note the following important dates and information regarding the program’s closure:

    1. Last Day to Earn Points: The last day to earn points is June 30th, 2024. We encourage you to make any planned movie purchases by this date to maximize your Points earning potential.
    2. Last Day to Redeem Points: The last day to redeem points is July 31st, 2024. We encourage you to redeem any outstanding rewards points accumulated by this date. Any points not redeemed by this date will be forfeited.
    3. Redeeming Your Points: You can continue to redeem points for rewards until July 31st, 2024. In a special final gesture, we're excited to announce that the last batch of free movie rewards, available in early June, will be significantly larger than usual, providing an extensive selection for you to choose from. This is our way of saying thank you and ensuring you have ample opportunity to enjoy a wide array of movies, making the most of your accumulated points. Stay tuned for more details.
    4. Customer Support: Our customer service team is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about this change. Whether you need help with redeeming your points or have questions about your account, we’re here to ensure a smooth transition.
    • We understand this may be disappointing news, and we want to extend our sincerest appreciation for your engagement with the Universal All-Access Rewards Program. Your passion for movies has made this program a wonderful journey, and we’re excited about what the future holds for our community.
    • Please expect further communications over the next few months regarding the closure to ensure you are fully informed. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please reach out to our Customer Support Team.

    Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

    Best regards,
    Universal All-Access Rewards Staff" 

    That just about does it. While it sucks to see the program close - it's been a nice and easy way to grow my digital collection, I'm glad they're not simply turning the faucet off. You've got time to get those reward slip codes in and they're at least going to be adding more titles to the program for a couple more months so you can burn through those points. 

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  • Francis Ford Coppola's 'One from the Heart: Reprise' Sings its Way to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on May 7

    Posted Mon Apr 8, 2024 at 11:45 AM PDT by
    Francis Ford Coppola's One from the Heart: Reprise - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Lionsgate is preparing Francis Ford Coppola's romantic musical One from the Heart: Reprise has been restored and will be available on 4K Blu-ray on May 7.

    The Reprise version of the film includes new footage approved by Coppola and will be available in a 4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital combo pack with a SRP of $30.99 . Digital will be available on April 9 with the SRP of $7.99 (SD) and $9.99 (HD/UHD).

    One from the Heart: Reprise is a spectacular 4K restoration and reimagining of the 1982 cult classic from Francis Ford Coppola. Six minutes of footage have been added to replace the original negative, previously thought to be destroyed, resulting in a brand-new Reprise version, approved by Coppola himself. One from the Heart: Reprise tells the story of a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the Fourth of July leads them both to a night on the Strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice? Featuring breathtaking design, show-stopping set pieces, the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor) and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar®-nominated music of the one and only Tom Waits, this neon explosion of color, sound, and innovation is a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers.

    One from the Heart: Reprise - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    One from the Heart: Reprise - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack includes Reprise on 4K Blu-ray and the 1982 cut on Blu-ray with the following supplements:

    4K DISC – ONE FROM THE HEART: REPRISE
    • Francis Ford Coppola Feature Commentary
    NEW The Look of One from the Heart
    NEW The Cast of One from the Heart
    NEW The Choreography of One from the Heart
    NEW Reinventing the Musical: Baz Luhrmann One from the Heart
    NEW One from the Heart: Reprise, Restoration Comparison
    NEW 2024 Trailer
     
    BLU-RAY DISC – ONE FROM THE HEART 1982 CUT
    • The Making of One from the Heart
    • The Dream Studio
    • The Electronic Cinema
    • Tom Waits and the Music from One from the Heart
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Videotaped Rehearsals
    • Francis Ford Coppola Speaks to the Exhibitors
    • Press Conference at the Studio
    • This One’s from the Heart Music Video
    • Stop-Motion Demo
    • The Tom Waits Score: Alternate Tracks
    • 1982 and 2003 Theatrical Trailers

    Pre-order listings for One from the Heart: Reprise - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are up on Amazon, but it's not quite for sale yet, but it should be soon. Here's the full press release:


    ONE FROM THE HEART: REPRISE

    One from the Heart: Reprise

    EST SD: $7.99 SRP  

    EST HD/UHD: $9.99 SRP

    Digital Street Date: 4/9/24

     

    4K+BD+Digital: $30.99

    PKG Street Date: 5/7/24

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    One from the Heart: Reprise is a spectacular 4K restoration and reimagining of the 1982 cult classic from Francis Ford Coppola. Six minutes of footage have been added to replace the original negative, previously thought to be destroyed, resulting in a brand-new Reprise version, approved by Coppola himself. Featuring breathtaking design, show-stopping set pieces, the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor) – and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar®-nominated music of the one and only Tom Waits – this neon explosion of color, sound, and innovation is a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers. The newly restored version of the visually stunning romantic musical is available for the suggested retail price of $7.99 EST (Standard Definition) and $9.99 EST (HD/UHD). And the wonders don’t end there! Included in the 4K + Blu-rayTM + Digital package are six brand-new special features (available on the 4K restoration) plus the 1982 cut on Blu-ray, filled with classic 1982 bonus content. The One from the Heart: Reprise package comes straight from the heart, and arrives 5/7/24 with an SRP of $30.99.

     

    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

    One from the Heart: Reprise is a spectacular 4K restoration and reimag ining of the 1982 cult classic from Francis Ford Coppola. Six minutes of footage have been added to replace the original negative, previously thought to be destroyed, resulting in a brand-new Reprise version, approved by Coppola himself. One from the Heart: Reprise tells the story of a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the Fourth of July leads them both to a night on the Strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love another roll of the dice? Featuring breathtaking design, show-stopping set pieces, the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor) and accompanied by the wonderful Oscar®-nominated music of the one and only Tom Waits, this neon explosion of color, sound, and innovation is a cinematic valentine for all movie lovers.

     

    CAST

    Frederic Forrest         Apocalypse Now; The Conversation; The Rose

    Teri Garr                  Tootsie; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Young Frankenstein 

    Nastassja Kinski        Tess; Paris, Texas; Cat People

    Raul Julia                 The Addams Family; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Presumed Innocent

    SPECIAL FEATURES (PKG RELEASE ONLY)

     

    4K DISC – ONE FROM THE HEART: REPRISE

    • Francis Ford Coppola Feature Commentary

    • NEW The Look of One from the Heart

    • NEW The Cast of One from the Heart

    • NEW The Choreography of One from the Heart

    • NEW Reinventing the Musical: Baz Luhrmann One from the Heart

    • NEW One from the Heart: Reprise, Restoration Comparison

    • NEW 2024 Trailer

     

    BLU-RAY DISC – ONE FROM THE HEART 1982 CUT

    • The Making of One from the Heart

    • The Dream Studio

    • The Electronic Cinema

    • Tom Waits and the Music from One from the Heart

    • Deleted Scenes

    • Videotaped Rehearsals

    • Francis Ford Coppola Speaks to the Exhibitors

    • Press Conference at the Studio

    • This One’s from the Heart Music Video

    • Stop-Motion Demo

    • The Tom Waits Score: Alternate Tracks

    • 2003 Theatrical Trailer

    • 1982 Theatrical Trailer

     

    PROGRAM INFORMATION

    Year of Production: 2023

    Title Copyright: One from the Heart: Reprise © 2023 Zoetrope Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    Type: New Release

    Feature Run Time: Reprise Cut Approx. 93 Mins., 1982 Cut Approx. 102 Minutes

    Rating: Not Rated

    Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama

    Closed-Captioned: N/A

    Subtitles: English, German, English SDH

    Format: 16x9 (1.37:1) Presentation

    Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM, English 2.0 LPCM Stereo

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  • It's Madamin' Time! 'Madame Web' Spins Up a 4K UHD, Blu-ray, & SteelBook Release April 30th

    Posted Mon Apr 8, 2024 at 10:06 AM PDT by
    Madame Web - 4K UHD, Blu-ray, SteelBook Dakota Johnson Researching Spiders in the Amazon when she died

    Witness the origin of all of the Dakota Johnson memes with Sony's Madame Web! The latest extension into the Spider-Man universe can be yours on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and a limited edition SteelBook April 30th

    Some movies are made to entertain, and some movies entertain because they become awkward memes. From the first trailer, Madame Web didn't have an easy time getting fans excited for this latest Spider-Man spin-off (no pun intended). Bad reviews, poor box office, and some amazing Dakota Johnson interviews later the film is finally coming home to Blu-ray and 4K UHD letting you research spiders in the Amazon... 

    Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing's most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures...if they can all survive a deadly present.

    Madame Web - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Madame Web - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    Madame Web - Blu-ray 

     

    BONUS FEATURES

    • Gag Reel 
    • Easter Eggs
    • Oracle Of The Page 
    • Fight Like A Spider 
    • Future Vision 
    • Casting The Web 
    • Deleted Scene

    CAST AND CREW:

    • Directed by: SJ Clarkson 
    • Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura
    • Based on The: Marvel Comics
    • Story by:  Kerem Sanga and Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless 
    • Screenplay by: Matt Sazama &  Burk Sharpless and Claire Parker & SJ Clarkson
    • Executive Producers: Adam Merims, SJ Clarkson, Claire Parker
    • Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott

    SPECS:

    Run Time: Approx. 116 minutes

    Rating: PG-13 for violence/action and language

    4K UHD: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 2.39:1• Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible), English & French (Doublé au Québec)- Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features or the Blu-ray disc ™

    Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English & French (Doublé au Québec)- Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features.

    Pre-orders for Madame Web and all her disc formats are live and ready - Happy Collecting!

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  • Ethan Coen's 'Drive-Away Dolls' Hits the Road to Blu-ray on April 23

    Posted Fri Apr 5, 2024 at 08:34 AM PDT by
    Drive-Away Dolls - Blu-ray Announcement Ethan Coen

    Universal is preparing to release Ethan Coen's film Drive-Away Dolls on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack on April 23.

    The road-trip comedy starring Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan, Beanie Feldstein, Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Colman Domingo, and Bill Camp will be streaming exclusively on Peacock April 12. Digital purchases and rentals will also be available on the same date.

    Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, the story follows Jamie (Margaret Qualley), an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian (Geraldine Viswanathan), who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.

    Drive-Away Dolls - Blu-ray 

    Drive-Away Dolls 

    The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack includes a English Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack and the following supplements: 

     

    • THE DRIVE-AWAY GANG – Sit down with the cast and filmmakers of DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS as they discuss their roles, getting into character, and the exciting cameo appearances.
    • DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS: AN ETHAN AND TRICIA PROJECT – Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke discuss what inspired them to write this story, why they waited 20 years to bring it to life, and what it was like working together on a project from start to finish for the first time.
    • ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS

    Pre-orders for Drive-Away Dolls are up and here is the full press release:


    WATCH THE LATEST FILM FROM  ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR ETHAN COEN AND WRITER TRICIA COOKE

    Drive-Away Dolls

    AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DIGITAL & BLU-RAY™ 

    EXCLUSIVE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT

    AVAILABLE ONLY ON DIGITAL APRIL 12, 2024 

    AND BLU-RAY™ APRIL 23, 2022

    THE HILARIOUS ROAD-TRIP COMEDY CAPER ALSO STREAMS EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK APRIL 12

    Universal City, California, April 5, 2024 – Bring home Academy Award® winner Ethan Coen’s (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Big Lebowski) solo directorial debut with DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS. The film will be making its streaming premiere exclusively on Peacock beginning April 12th. It will also be available to own with exclusive bonus features, including a sit down with the cast and filmmakers, on Digital April 12, 2024 and on Blu-rayTM April 23, 2024, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

     

    This new road trip comedy caper film showcases an all-star cast including Primetime Emmy Award® nominee Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers), Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, Lady Bird), Matt Damon (Oppenheimer, Ford v Ferrari), Primetime Emmy Award® nominee Pedro Pascal (“The Last of Us”),  Colman Domingo (Rustin, The Color Purple), and Primetime Emmy Award® nominee Bill Camp ( “The Queen’s Gambit,” “The Night Of”).

     

    Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, the story follows Jamie (Margaret Qualley), an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian (Geraldine Viswanathan), who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.

     

    BONUS FEATURES on DIGITAL, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD: 

    • THE DRIVE-AWAY GANG – Sit down with the cast and filmmakers of DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS as they discuss their roles, getting into character, and the exciting cameo appearances.

    • DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS: AN ETHAN AND TRICIA PROJECT – Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke discuss what inspired them to write this story, why they waited 20 years to bring it to life, and what it was like working together on a project from start to finish for the first time.

    • ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS

    For more information on DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS please visit:

    Press Advisory: https://www.uphe.com/press-release/drive-away-dolls-press-release

    UPHE Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/drive-away-dolls

    Peacock: www.peacocktv.com/stream-movies/drive-away-dolls

    Trailer: https://uni.pictures/DriveAwayDolls_HomeEntTrailer

    Facebook: /Drive-Away Dolls |/UniversalPicturesAllAccess

    X: @DriveAwayDolls | @UniAllAccess

    Instagram: @DriveAwayDolls | @UniAllAccess

    #DriveAwayDolls

     

    FILMMAKERS:

    Cast: Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan, Beanie Feldstein, Colman Domingo, Pedro Pascal, Bill Camp, and Matt Damon

    Casting By: Ellen Chenoweth and Rachel Tenner

    Music By: Carter Burwell

    Costume Designer: Peggy Schnitzer

    Edited By: Tricia Cooke

    Production Designer: Yong Ok Lee

    Director Of Photography: Ari Wegner, ACS, ASC

    Produced By: Ethan Coen, Tricia Cooke, Robert Graf, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner

    Written By: Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke

    Directed By: Ethan Coen

     

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:

    Street Date: April 23, 2024

    Selection Number: 191329255988

    Layers: BD 50

    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen

    Rating: R for crude sexual content, full nudity, language and some violent content

    Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish

    Languages/Sound: English (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital Surround 5.1), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Run Time: 01:23:37

     

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

    Street Date: April 23, 2024

    Selection Number: 191329255766

    Layers: DVD 9

    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

    Rating: R for crude sexual content, full nudity, language and some violent content

    Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish

    Languages/Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature), and Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)

    Run Time: 01:23:27

     

    ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT:

    Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

     

    ABOUT PEACOCK:

    Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service providing audiences a singular, unmatched content destination. As one of the most complete streaming products on the market, Peacock offers exclusive breakout original series; more than 8,000 hours of live sports and entertainment programming; hit movies right after theaters from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation and Illumination; next-day access to all new shows from NBC and Bravo; fan-favorite library content; daily live news; as well as live channels from brands including Hallmark and WWE. Built on the foundation of NBCUniversal with a spirit that is all Peacock, the platform delivers for its audiences with innovative technology, creative partnerships, and entertainment that is truly entertaining.

     

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  • 'Imaginary' Makes Blu-ray Its New BFF on May 14

    Posted Tue Apr 2, 2024 at 10:02 AM PDT by
    Imaginary - Blumhouse Blu-ray

    Lionsgate and Blumhouse are set to release Jeff Wadlow's horror film Imaginary on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack on May 14. Digital arrives a week earlier on May 7.

    Imaginary features Blumhouse's next horror icon Chauncey the Bear and the Blu-ray will include several supplements and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. 

    When Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter, Alice, finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey. As Alice's behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

    Imaginary - Blu-ray

    Imaginary 

    The Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo pack includes Dolby Atmos audio and the following supplements: 

    • Audio Commentary by Producer-Cowriter-Director Jeff Wadlow and Executive Producer-Actress DeWanda Wise
    • Meet Your New Imaginary Friends
      Meet the cast of Imaginary as they discuss the meaning behind their characters and the terrifying creatures of the Never Ever. They also discuss the universal childhood experience of imaginary friends and how that plays such a crucial part in how they worked through this film.
    • Frills and Thrills
      Costume designer Eulyn C. Hufkie uncovers the real-life inspirations behind her designs for the leading ladies of Imaginary. 
    • Crafting the Beasts of Imaginary
      Meet Mark Viniello, Claire Flewin, Richard Landon, and Tim Huizing, the Spectral Motion team and puppeteers behind Chauncey the Bear and Bear Beast. Prepare to be amazed as they guide you through a captivating showcase, unveiling their remarkable creations. Immerse yourself in the behind-the-scenes and feature footage that reveals the magic behind each practical effect and how they breathe life into the world of Imaginary.
    • Bringing Nightmares to Life
      Step into the realm of nightmares as you embark on the Never Ever created by production designer Meghan C. Rogers. We’re guided through the home’s terrifying rooms, each infused with an unsettling sense of dread. We unveil the builds, craftsmanship, and attention to detail that brings Jessica’s nightmares to life, from the writing on the walls to the haunting crawl space entrance into Never Ever. Here you’ll gain insight into the twisted world of Imaginary. 

    Pre-orders for Imaginary are up and here is the full press release:


     

    Imaginary Blu-ray

    On Electronic Sell-Through May 7 and Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital May 14 from Lionsgate® 

    Hold Blumhouse’s newest nightmare in your own arms!

    SANTA MONICA, CA (April 2, 2024) – Keep your new best friend forever when IMAGINARY arrives on Electronic Sell-Through May 7 and Blu-ray™ (+ DVD and Digital), and DVD from Lionsgate. IMAGINARY stars Chauncey the Bear, Blumhouse’s latest horror icon, now ready to play in your imagination at home! But remember, Chauncey is not imaginary, and not your friend. Alongside Chauncey are his human castmates DeWanda Wise (Jurassic World Dominion), Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”), Taegen Burns (“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”), Pyper Braun (Desperation Road), Betty Buckley (Carrie), Matthew Sato (“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”), and Veronica Falcón (“Ozark”).

    When Jessica moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter, Alice, finds a stuffed bear named Chauncey. As Alice's behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize that Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.

     

    Lionsgate and Blumhouse present, a Tower of Babble production. Written by Jeff Wadlow & Greg Erb & Jason Oremland. Directed by Jeff Wadlow.

     

    On May 7, Imaginary will be available on Electronic Sell-Through for $14.99 and on May 14, Imaginary will also be available on Blu-ray™ (+ DVD and Digital) for $39.99 and on DVD for $29.96.

     

    CAST:

    • DeWanda Wise                Jurassic World Dominion, The Harder They Fall

    • Tom Payne                      “Prodigal Son,” “The Walking Dead”

    • Taegen Burns                  “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,” “Blue Ridge”

    • Pyper Braun                     Desperation Road, “Erin & Aaron”

    • Betty Buckley                  Split, The Happening, Carrie

    • Matthew Sato                  “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”

    • And Veronica Falcón       “Ozark,” “Perry Mason,” The Forever Purge

     

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    • Audio Commentary by Producer-Cowriter-Director Jeff Wadlow and Executive Producer-Actress DeWanda Wise

    • Meet Your New Imaginary Friends

    Meet the cast of Imaginary as they discuss the meaning behind their characters and the terrifying creatures of the Never Ever. They also discuss the universal childhood experience of imaginary friends and how that plays such a crucial part in how they worked through this film.

    • Frills and Thrills

    Costume designer Eulyn C. Hufkie uncovers the real-life inspirations behind her designs for the leading ladies of Imaginary. 

    • Crafting the Beasts of Imaginary

    Meet Mark Viniello, Claire Flewin, Richard Landon, and Tim Huizing, the Spectral Motion team and puppeteers behind Chauncey the Bear and Bear Beast. Prepare to be amazed as they guide you through a captivating showcase, unveiling their remarkable creations. Immerse yourself in the behind-the-scenes and feature footage that reveals the magic behind each practical effect and how they breathe life into the world of Imaginary.

    • Bringing Nightmares to Life

    Step into the realm of nightmares as you embark on the Never Ever created by production designer Meghan C. Rogers. We’re guided through the home’s terrifying rooms, each infused with an unsettling sense of dread. We unveil the builds, craftsmanship, and attention to detail that brings Jessica’s nightmares to life, from the writing on the walls to the haunting crawl space entrance into Never Ever. Here you’ll gain insight into the twisted world of Imaginary. 

     

     

    Official Site: https://www.imaginary.movie/

    Publicity Materials: https://www.lionsgatepublicity.com/theatrical/imaginary

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imaginaryfilm

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImaginaryFilm/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImaginaryFilm

    Hashtag:#ImaginaryFilm

     

    PROGRAM INFORMATION 

    Year of Production: 2024

    Title Copyright: Imaginary © 2024 Lions Gate Films Inc. and Blumhouse Productions, LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2024 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    Type: New Release

    Rating: PG-13 for some violent content, drug material and language

    Genre: Horror, Mystery

    Feature Run Time: 1hr 44min

    Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish, French

    Closed-Captioned: No

    Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation 

    DVD Format: 16x9 (2.39:1) Presentation 

    Blu-ray Audio:  English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio

    DVD Audio:  English 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio

     

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  • Forget it Jake, it's 4K - Chinatown 50th Anniversary - Paramount Presents 4K UHD Coming June 18

    Posted Mon Apr 1, 2024 at 12:18 PM PDT by
    Chinatown - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Roman Polanski Jack Nicholson

    Paramount celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic noir Chinatown starring Jack Nicholson with a limited edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on June 18. Pre-orders are now available.

    Chinatown was nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and is now preserved in the U.S.'s National Film Registry at the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." This limited-edition release not only includes Chinatown fully restored on 4K UHD Blu-ray, but also the sequel - The Two Jakes on Blu-ray as well as new and legacy content.

    Jack Nicholson is unforgettable as private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night.

    Chinatown 50th Anniversary - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Chinatown 50th Anniversary - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Digital Limited Edition release presents the fully restored Chinatown in 4K, plus the film's sequel, The Two Jakes, on Blu-ray. The release also includes new and legacy supplements as follows:

    New bonus content is detailed below:

    • A State of Mind: Author Sam Wasson On Chinatown – Sam Wasson, film historian and bestselling author of The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years Of Hollywood, on the importance of the film and its legacy.   
    • Chinatown Memories Legendary producer Hawk Koch shares stories from his time as assistant director on the film.  
    • The Trilogy That Never Was – Sam Wasson discusses the planned third installment of what would have been a trio of movies featuring the character Jake Gittes. 

     

    Additional legacy bonus content:

    • Commentary by screenwriter Robert Towne with David Fincher
    • Water and Power
      • The Aqueduct
      • The Aftermath
      • The River & Beyond
    • Chinatown: An Appreciation
    • Chinatown: The Beginning and the End
    • Chinatown: Filming
    • Chinatown: Legacy
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Pre-orders for Chinatown 50th Anniversary - Paramount Presents 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are now live!

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  • 'The First Slam Dunk' Dribbles to Blu-ray on June 25

    Posted Mon Apr 1, 2024 at 10:42 AM PDT by
    The First Slam Dunk

    The critically-acclaimed animated sports thriller The First Slam Dunk is coming to Blu-ray on January 25 from GKIDS.

    The animated feature film is based on the manga "Slam Dunk" by Takehiko Inoue and has broken box-office records in several countries and won the Japan Academy Film Prize for Best Animation in 2023.

    Shohoku’s “speedster” and point guard, Ryota Miyagi, always plays with brains and lightning speed, running circles around his opponents while feigning composure. Born and raised in Okinawa, Ryota had a brother who was three years older. Following in the footsteps of his older brother, who was a famous local player from a young age, Ryota also became addicted to basketball.

    In his second year of high school, Ryota plays with the Shohoku High School basketball team along with Sakuragi, Rukawa, Akagi, and Mitsui as they take the stage at the Inter-High School National Championship. And now, they are on the brink of challenging the reigning champions, Sannoh Kogyo High School. 

    The First Slam Dunk - Blu-ray
    The First Slam Dunk
     

    The first print of the Blu-ray will include team stickers and the following supplements: 

    • Interview with the Director Takehiko Inoue
    • Behind the Starting Line-up: English dub featurette
    • Color commentary with the English dub team
    • Trailers & Teasers

    Pre-order your copy of The First Slam Dunk now - Happy Collecting! 

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  • Blue Underground Reveals 'Goodbye Uncle Tom' Restored and Uncut 4K UHD & Blu-ray April 23rd

    Posted Thu Mar 28, 2024 at 09:09 AM PDT by
    Goodbye Uncle Tom

    Blue Underground presents directors Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi's infamous 1971 Italian mondo-docudrama Goodbye Uncle Tom in limited edition 4K UHD/Blu-ray releases arriving April 23.

    The American south slave trade themed shocker was so graphic that the film was heavily cut in the U.S. prior to its release - with Roger Ebert calling this cut version, “… the most disgusting, contemptuous insult to decency ever to masquerade as a documentary.” Blue Underground includes both the original uncut Italian version and the cut version fully restored in 4K from the original camera negatives.

    The film considered too shocking for the world! Written, edited, produced and directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi of MONDO CANE fame, this epic recreation of the American slave trade atrocities was both condemned as depraved exploitation and acclaimed as an unprecedented cry of Black anguish and rage. The Detroit Chronicle hailed it as "a graphic, moving, nerve-paralyzing film." Legendary film critic Pauline Kael called it "the most specific and rabid incitement of the race war." It became one of the most reviled and misunderstood films of its time. Five decades cannot diminish GOODBYE UNCLE TOM's impact or quiet its controversy as it has become even more relevant TODAY!

    In 1971, distributors forced the filmmakers to completely re-cut the film and radically re-write its extreme narration, removing more than 13 minute of race-war politics and inserting alternate scenes - creating what would become an entirely different film - before it could be released. Now more than 50 years later, both versions of GOODBYE UNCLE TOM can finally be seen in brand-new restorations, scanned in 4K 16-bit from their original negatives, with Dolby Vision HDR (on the 4K Blu-ray) & newly restored DTS-HD Master Audio, and packed with over 5 hours of Extras!

    Goodbye Uncle Tom - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Goodbye Uncle Tom - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Goodbye Uncle Tom - Blu-ray 

    Goodbye Uncle Tom 

    • Ultra HD Blu-ray Dolby Vision (2160p) Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentations
    • Audio: 1.0 DTS-HD MA (English); 1.0 DTS-HD MA (Italian)
    • English Version (123 Mins.) with Optional English SDH and Espanol Subtitles + English Trailer
    • Italian Version (136 Mins.) with Optional English and English SDH Subtitles + Italian Trailer
    • THE IMPORTANCE OF SHOCKING: GUALTIERO JACOPETTI – A feature-length documentary by Director Andrea Bettinetti (94 Mins.)
    • THE GODFATHERS OF MONDO – A feature-length documentary by Director David Gregory (89 Mins.)
    • Goodbye Cruel Mondo - Interviews with Writers/Directors Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi, and Composer Riz Ortolani (20 Mins.)
    • Behind-the-Scenes 8mm Footage with Audio Commentary by Production Manager Giampaolo Lomi (50 Mins.)
    • Mondo Mercenaries - Interview with Author & Academic Mark Goodall (27 Mins.)
    • Abjection Under Authoritarianism - Interview with Professor Matthew J. Smith (20 Mins.)
    • Extensive Still Galleries, including Giampaolo Lomi’s Behind-the-Scenes Photos
    • BONUS! GOODBYE UNCLE TOM Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Riz Ortolani
    • BONUS! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Dan Madigan

    You can pre-order Goodbye Uncle Tom on 4K UHD and Blu-ray now!

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  • The Game Of Clones: Bruceploitation Collection, Vol.1 Blu-ray Limited Edition Box Set Available for Pre-order!

    Posted Wed Mar 27, 2024 at 08:16 PM PDT by
    The Game of Clones - Brucesploitation Collection Vol 1 Severin Films

    If you like Bruce Lee and exploitation movies, you'll love the Blu-ray boxed set of "Bruceploitation" films being put out by Severin now available for pre-order only available on their website with limited quantities  so if you need this for your collection don't wait too long!

    Also available is the 2023 documentary 'Enter the Clones of Bruce' that delves deep into the Bruceploitation genre.

    The Game Of Clones: Bruceploitation Collection, Vol.1 (Limited Edition Website Exclusive)

    The Game Of Clones: Bruceploitation Collection, Vol.1 (Limited Edition Website Exclusive) 

    “Many films tried to capitalize on the popularity of Bruce Lee. Some amped up the craziness as far as it would go. Others played it straight, delivering seriously good films. At its best, Bruceploitation was some of the most uninhibited and exciting martial arts cinema of the age.”

     Den Of Geek

    Hours after Bruce Lee’s death, Bruceploitation was born. And for the next 10 years, talented martial artists were enlisted to mimic iconic aspects of Lee’s life, style and mannerisms. Fueled by equal parts deception and demand, these films instead created one of the most wildly entertaining sub-genres in movie history. THE GAME OF CLONES: BRUCEPLOITATION COLLECTION, VOLUME 1 now presents 14 of the very best – and frequently very bizarre – films starring Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Dragon Lee, Bruce Liang and more, all restored for the first time ever from original film elements. 

    Each of these 14 Bruceploitation classics – THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE (1980), ENTER THREE DRAGONS (1978), ENTER THE GAME OF DEATH (1978), GOOD BYE, BRUCE LEE: HIS LAST GAME OF DEATH (1975), THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN (1977), BRUCE AND THE IRON FINGER (1977), CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER (1980), CAMEROON CONNECTION (1984), SUPER DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY (1974), THE DRAGON LIVES (1976), THE DRAGON, THE HERO (1980), RAGE OF THE DRAGON (1980), THE BLACK DRAGON VS. THE YELLOW TIGER (1974), and the never-before available THE BIG BOSS PART II (1976) – also feature exclusive bonus programming that includes all-new interviews, audio commentaries and revealing featurettes, as well as a 100-page Bruceploitation book filled with essays, posters, rare photos and more.

    THE GAME OF CLONES: BRUCEPLOITATION COLLECTION, VOLUME 1

    Blu-ray: $199.95srp

    Catalog #: SEV15660BR

    Disc 1:

    ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE (2023)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Co-Executive Producer/Director David Gregory, Co-Producers Frank Djeng, Vivian Wong And Michael Worth And Director Of Photography Jim Kunz

    • Working At Shaw Brothers – Outtakes With Godfrey Ho, David Chiang, Yasuaki Kurata, Lee Chiu, Lo Meng, Mars And Phillip Ko 

    • Bruce Lee And I – Outtakes With Sammo Hung, Phillip Ko, Yasuaki Kurata, Mars, Angela Mao, Andre Morgan, Lee Tso Nam And More 

    • The Lost World Of Kung Fu Film Negatives – Outtakes With Godfrey Ho, Joseph Lai, Angela Mao, Lee Tso Nam And Film Preservationists 

    • Bruce's Hong Kong – Location Tour With Frank Djeng 

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth 

    • Trailers

    Runtime: 94 mins
    Audio: Stereo Audio / English Subtitles, Chinese Subtitles, French Subtitles
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

    Disc 2:

    THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE (1980)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Michael Worth And Frank Djeng, Co-Producers Of ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE; Bruce Lee Historian Brandon Bentley; Chris Poggiali, Co-Author Of These Fists Break Bricks; Matthew Whitaker, Co-Host Of The Clones Cast; Action Film Historian Mike Leader; Stunt Coordinator/Author John Kreng; And Rick Benn, Brother Of Actor Jon T. Benn

    • The Big Boss Remembered – Interview With Actor Jon T. Benn 

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 90 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

    ENTER THREE DRAGONS (1978)

    Special Features:

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 87 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Disc 3:

    ENTER THE GAME OF DEATH (1978)

    Special Features:

    • Partial Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth

    • Scene Specific Commentary With Actor Chi Ling Chiu

    • Kung Fu Movie Hustle – Interview With Chi Ling Chiu 

    • Talking A Good Game – Roundtable Discussion With Martial Artists/Kung Fu Film Experts Tatevik Hunanyan, John Kreng, Ron Strong And Michael Worth 

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 90 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions/
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    GOODBYE, BRUCE LEE: HIS LAST GAME OF DEATH (1975)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Frank Djeng, Co-Producer Of ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE, With Contributions From Chris Poggiali, Co-Author Of These Fists Break Bricks 

    • The Last Kung Fu Picture Show – The Bay Area's Movie Theater Era 

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth 

    • Radio Spot

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 83 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Disc 4:

    THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN (1977)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Michael Worth And Frank Djeng, Co-Producers Of ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE

    • Deleted Scenes From French Version

    • Audio Essay By Cult Cinema Critic Lovely Jon 

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 91 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    BRUCE AND THE IRON FINGER (1979)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth

    • My First Bruceploitation – Roundtable Discussion With Martial Artists/Kung Fu Film Experts Tatevik Hunanyan, John Kreng, Ron Strong And Michael Worth 

    • Deleted Scenes

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth 

    • U.S. Trailer

    • Hong Kong Trailer

    Runtime: 89 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    Disc 5:

    CHALLENGE OF THE TIGER (1980)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth And Film Historian C. Courtney Joyner

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 89 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    CAMEROON CONNECTION (1984)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Writer/Criterion Reflections Podcast Host David Blakeslee 

    • Lights... Cameroon... Action! – The Life And Films Of Alphonse Beni 

    • 2022 Q&A With Alphonse Beni At Cine Club N'Kah

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth 

    Runtime: 91 mins
    Audio: French Mono / English Subtitles
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Disc 6:

    SUPER DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY (1974)

    Special Features:

    • Partial Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth 

    • TV Spot

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 93 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    THE DRAGON LIVES (1976)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Actress Caryn White Stedman And Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth 

    • Audio Interview With "He’s A Legend, He’s A Hero" Songwriter Anders Gustav Nelsson

    • The Taiwan Connection – Interview With Caryn White Stedman 

    • Bruce Biopics – Roundtable Discussion With Martial Artists/Kung Fu Film Experts Tatevik Hunanyan, John Kreng, Ron Strong And Michael Worth 

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth 

    • TV Spots

    Runtime: 87 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    Disc 7:

    THE DRAGON, THE HERO (1980)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Director Godfrey Ho And Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth

    • Godfrey, The Hero – Interview With Director Godfrey Ho 

    • Deleted Scenes

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 87 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    RAGE OF THE DRAGON (1980)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth With Contributions From Chris Poggiali, Co-Author Of These Fists Break Bricks 

    • Kung Fu Theaters – Roundtable Discussion With Martial Artists/Kung Fu Film Experts Tatevik Hunanyan, John Kreng, Ron Strong And Michael Worth 

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 90 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Disc 8 (Limited Edition Bonus Disc):

    THE BIG BOSS PART II (1976)

    Special Features:

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 91 mins
    Audio: Cantonese Mono / Burned-In English Subtitles, Burned-In Chinese Subtitles
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    THE BLACK DRAGON VS. THE YELLOW TIGER (1974)

    Special Features:

    • Audio Commentary With Actor/Director/Bruceploitation Expert Michael Worth With Contributions From Actor Clint Robinson

    • Severin's Kung Fu Theater With Michael Worth 

    • Trailer

    Runtime: 88 mins
    Audio: English Mono / Closed Captions?
    Region: Free
    Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

    Enter the Clones of Bruce
    Enter the Clones of Bruce
     

    In the “fascinating gem of a documentary” (Culture Mix) ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE, director David Gregory tracks down the surviving Bruces – along with martial arts legends, producers, directors, distributors, historians and more – to reveal the entire shocking and bittersweet saga behind a celluloid phenomenon that still refuses to die. Gregory – whose award-winning documentaries include LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU and BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON – now examines this fascinating phenomenon via interviews with Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Bruce Liang and Dragon Lee; martial arts legends like Angela Mao, David Chiang, Phillip Ko and Sammo Hung; and the producers, directors, distributors and experts – along with copious clips from the films themselves – that for the first time reveal the history, controversy and legacy behind one of the most bizarre genres in movie history. The documentary will also be available on all leading digital outlets on April 30, and as a standalone Blu-ray on May 21.

    Pre-orders for The Game Of Clones: Bruceploitation Collection & Enter the Clones of Bruce are up now and there are very limited quantities available!

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  • "The Karate Kid" Celebrates 40 Years of Crane Kicks with a New 4K UHD Blu-ray June 18th

    Posted Wed Mar 27, 2024 at 07:31 AM PDT by
    The Karate Kid: 40th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray VHS Style

    Get ready to sweep your collection's leg! Sony continues to dive deep into their archives for a new 40th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of John G. Alvidson's classic The Karate Kid. If you didn't pick up the trilogy collection, this edition kicks in the door with weathered VHS-style packaging with some exciting new bonus features. 

    While the previous trilogy set is barely two years old, Sony is already revisiting the first The Karate Kid on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. More than a simple repressing with weathered VHS-style packaging, this disc offers some new bonus features in the form of a new audio commentary track with the creators of Cobra Kai and if that wasn't enough, the disc also comes with 30-minutes of never-before-seen deleted scene dailies. Maybe not enough for some to go for a double dip, but for fans that only wanted the classic first film, they can now have it in the collection. 

    The Karate Kid: 40th Anniversary - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

     

    SYNOPSIS
    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the coming-of-age classic — from Academy Award®-winning director John G. Avildsen (1976, Rocky) — that will leave you cheering! There is more to karate than fighting. This is the lesson that Daniel (Ralph Macchio), a San Fernando Valley teenager, is about to learn from a most unexpected teacher: Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita in his Academy Award®-nominated performance, Best Supporting Actor, 1984), an elderly handyman who also happens to be a master of the martial arts. His training and these vital lessons will be called into play when an outmatched Daniel faces Johnny (William Zabka), the skilled leader of the Cobra Kai — a vicious gang of karate school bullies — in a no-holds-barred karate tournament for the championship of the Valley. 

    DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
    4K ULTRA HD DISC:

    Restored from the original camera negative, presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    English Dolby Atmos + English 5.1 + English Stereo
    Special Features:

    • ALL-NEW: Commentary with the Creators of Cobra Kai Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
    • ALL-NEW: Over 30 Minutes of Deleted Scene Dailies – go behind the scenes of this classic favorite like never before with raw footage from a variety of unused scenes!
    • 4 Deleted Scenes
    • Remembering The Karate Kid Featurette
    • Theatrical Trailer

    BLU-RAY DISC™

    Feature presented in high definition
    English 5.1
    Special Features:

    • Blu-Pop™ Pop-Up Track
    • Commentary with Director John G. Avildsen, Writer Robert Mark Kamen and Actors Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita
    • “The Way of The Karate Kid” Multi-Part Making-Of Featurette
    • “Beyond the Form” Featurette
    • “East Meets West: A Composer’s Notebook”
    • “Life of Bonsai” Featurette

    CAST AND CREW

    • Directed By: John G. Avildsen
    • Produced By: Jerry Weintraub
    • Written By: Robert Mark Kamen
    • Cast: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka

    SPECS

    • Run Time: Approx. 127 minutes
    • Rating: PG
    • 4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 1.85:1
    • 4K UHD Feature Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 Compatible) | English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | English Stereo DTS-HD MA

    Pre-orders aren't live yet - but as soon as they are we'll update our listings ASAP. Happy Collecting! 

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  • 'American Sniper' Shoots for a May 14th Deployment on 4K UHD and SteelBook

    Posted Tue Mar 26, 2024 at 07:38 PM PDT by
    Clint Eastwood's American Sniper - 10th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Bradley Cooper

    Warner Brothers is preparing Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated 'American Sniper' starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller for a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on May 14. There will also be a 4K SteelBook edition arriving on the same day.

    The 2014 film based on Chris Kyle's best-selling autobiography received six Academy Award nominations including Best Actor and Best Picture.  It will be presented for the first time in 4K with HDR and comes with a Digital download.

    From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind

    American Sniper - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    American Sniper - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    American Sniper - Limited Edition 4K SteelBook 

    Amélie Limited Edition 4K SteelBook 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray includes the following supplements: 

    • One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper
    • Chris Kyle: The Man Behind the Legend
    • Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy – The Heart of a Hero
    • Navy SEALs: In War and Peace
    • Bringing the War Home: The Cost of Heroism
    • The Making of American Sniper
    • Guardian

    Pre-orders for American Sniper 4K UHD Blu-ray and SteelBook are up and here is the full press release:


     

    AMERICAN SNIPER
    COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM AND DIGITAL 

    THE 2014 BIOGRAPHICAL WAR DRAMA DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD AND STARRING BRADLEY COOPER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

    Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc with Collectible Steelbook Packaging, 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on May 14

     
    Burbank, Calif., March 26, 2024 – American Sniper, the 2014 biographical war drama directed by Academy Award®-Winning Director Clint Eastwood and starring Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on May 14. 

    American Sniper will be available to purchase on May 14 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. 

    American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle. A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, Cooper stars alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell. 

    Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven) directed American Sniper from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one. 

    The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

    American Sniper was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor and won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. 

    American Sniper will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc with collectible steelbook packaging for $40.43 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own American Sniper in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on May 14.  

    About the Film
    From director Clint Eastwood comes American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. 

    Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production. 

    American Sniper Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:
    •    One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper
    •    Chris Kyle: The Man Behind the Legend
    •    Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy – The Heart of a Hero
    •    Navy SEALs: In War and Peace
    •    Bringing the War Home: The Cost of Heroism
    •    The Making of American Sniper
    •    Guardian
     
    BASICS
    PRODUCT                                                               ERP
    American Sniper 4K Ultra HD Steelbook                $40.43           
    American Sniper 4K Ultra HD                                $33.99           

    American Sniper
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, French, Spanish
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English French, SDH, Spanish
    Run Time: 132 minutes
    Rating: R
     Street Date: May 14, 2024
    Digital Street Date: May 14, 2024

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  • Crowdfund Your Entertainment - 3-D Film Archive, Deaf Crocodile, & Rifftrax on Kickstarter Right Now!

    Posted Mon Mar 25, 2024 at 08:30 AM PDT by
    Deaf Crocodile 3-D Film Archive Rifftrax - Kickstarter

    If keeping up with your collection wasn't already tough enough, some amazing independent labels dropped some great opportunities on Kickstarter! 3-D Film Archive, Deaf Crocodile, and Rifftrax have some exciting campaigns running right now! 

    Sometimes a project needs a little extra cash or a guaranteed number of sales to get going. Ever since crowdfunding took off, it's been a fantastic revenue stream for independent levels and entertainers to fund their next projects. Restorations of films and media of all kinds is rarely cheap. It's often a laborious process and if a title is a little obscure or not a big noteworthy release, the prospect of funding a project like that out-of-pocket can be dodgy financially. In recent years Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sources have become a haven for companies to not only fund their restoration efforts but also guarantee a number of unit sales. Right now on Kickstarter, there are a bunch of great campaigns rolling that physical media fans won't want to miss out on. 

    Deaf Crocodile - Aleksandr Ptushko Fantastika Box 

    In the last couple of years, Deaf Crocodile has been steadily delivering one amazing Ptushko disc after another. Right now on Kickstarter you can punch in a pledge of $100 to get a beautiful boxset with Ilya MurometsSampo, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, and the upcoming Ruslan and Ludmila. These discs are the same ones available through Vinegar Syndrome's Partner Label selections, but now with a new box set and new slipcovers. But what if you already have the previous Ilya MurometsSampo, and The Tale of Tsar Saltan discs? Don't worry, the great people at Deaf Crocodile has your back. You can pick up the box on its own for $20 or snag the box with a copy of Ruslan and Ludmila with the Vinegar Syndrome slipcover for $50! So you've got some nice cash-affordable options if you don't want to break the bank re-purchasing discs you already have. But act fast - as of this writing there are only four days left in the campaign! 

    3-D Film Archive - Arch Obler's Domo Arigato 3-D  

    Next, the masters of stereoscopic Blu-ray releases, 3-D Film Archive has designs to unleash Arch Obler's final film Domo Arigato with a new fully restored 3-D Blu-ray release. No stranger to the crowdfunding process, 3-D Film Archive had delivered incredible 3-D Blu-ray releases time and again. Their previous crowdfunding effort Robot Monster was a phenomenal success and this shouldn't be any less impressive. The entry point for this release is nice and low; $30 guarantees your copy. Stretch goals have already flown by so you're going to get a fully-loaded disc with plenty of great bonus features. Now if you don't have a 3-D ready TV or projector, do not worry, this disc will also include an Anaglyph 3-D (Red/Cyan) version with a pair of glasses so you can experience the film on any home theater setup. As of this writing, you have nine days left in the campaign. So a little time yet to jump on the preorder option, but don't wait too long! 

    Rifftrax Live - Point Break! 

    For years now, MST3K alums Mike, Kevin, and Bill have been delivering hilarious new commentaries for our favorite A-list blockbusters and Z-list forgotten gems. A staple of Rifftrax has been their annual live-show events streamed to theaters. Past heavy hitters included Plan 9 From Outer SpaceReturn of Swamp ThingThe Room and the biggest title (so far) has been Starship Troopers. MKB and the Rifftrax team are digging in for their biggest show yet - Point Break! That's right, the classic 90s Swayzee/Reeves action thriller will be riffed live in theaters across the country. Backers can choose their entry point to get a bunch of swag items and digital goodies, but best of all - there will be a physical media release for this show! Unlike Starship Troopers and Anaconda which only got a studio-recorded commentary track, we'll be able to enjoy the full show on DVD or Blu-ray! The campaign was quickly funded and stretch goals were destroyed opening up a Blu-ray release option! But to get that physical media option, you do have to punch in at the $100 tier level, but if you just want a digital release - you can opt-in at $40 to secure your spot. As of this writing, the show is already fully funded with fourteen days left in the campaign. 

    Of course when and where possible as these releases come to our home collections we aim to offer a thorough review - until then, happy collecting! 

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  • Luc Besson's "La Femme Nikita" Targets 4K UHD SteelBook Release June 11th

    Posted Mon Mar 25, 2024 at 07:19 AM PDT by
    La Femme Nikita (1990) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Luc Besson's action thriller classic La Femme Nikita aims for its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release from Sony on June 11th with a single-disc SteelBook release.

    And just like that, Sony keeps the deep catalog classics coming. On top of their massive range of Columbia Pictures 100th Anniversary releases, Sony is making sure fans keep feeling that collecting pinch with another heavy from their archive. La Femme Nikita (or just "Nikita" depending on where you live in the world) was a surprise smash hit for Luc Besson leaping from the Parisian theater houses to become an international sensation spawning the Americanized remake No Return and the Hong Kong version Black Cat. Nearly 35 years after its theatrical run, we'll soon be able to enjoy this great action thriller in full Dolby Vision glory!

    La Femme Nikita - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

     

    From director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) comes the must-see thriller about a vicious street punk turned sexy, sophisticated and lethally dangerous assassin. Starring Anne Parillaud, Jeanne Moreau and Jean Reno, La Femme Nikita is "slick, stylish and tremendously entertaining" (The New York Times)! Rescued from death row by a top-secret agency, Nikita (Anne Parillaud) is slowly transformed from a cop-killing junkie into a cold-blooded bombshell with a license to kill. But when she begins the deadliest mission of her career, only to fall for a man who knows nothing of her true identity, Nikita discovers that in the dark and ruthless world of espionage, the greatest casualty of all...is true love. 

    CAST AND CREW

    • Directed By: Luc Besson
    • A Gaumont-Gaumont Production-Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica France-Italy Co-Production 
    • Original Screenplay By: Luc Besson
    • Cast: Anne Parillaud, Jean Hugues Anglade, Tcheky Karyo

    DISC DETAILS & BONUS MATERIALS - 

    4K ULTRA HD DISC:

    • Restored from the original camera negative and presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision
    • French & English 5.1 + French 2-Channel Surround

    *This 4K UHD release does not include a Blu-ray

    SPECS:

    • Run Time: Approx. 117 minutes 
    • Rating: R
    • 4K UHD Feature Picture: 2160p Ultra High Definition, 2.35:1
    • 4K UHD Feature Audio: French, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

    At the moment this one isn't up for pre-order yet, but it should be soon. As soon as that pre-order goes live, we'll update our listings ASAP. Happy Collecting!

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  • Bend A Knee for The Book of Clarence on Blu-ray March 26th

    Posted Fri Mar 22, 2024 at 06:51 AM PDT by
    The Book of Clarence Blu-ray Disc Sony Pictures

    From director Jeymes Samuel and starring LaKeith Stanfield, The Book of Clarence is finally officially announced for March 26th on Blu-ray Physical Media. Preorders are now live! 

    From visionary filmmaker Jeymes Samuel, The Book of Clarence is a bold new take on the timeless Hollywood era Biblical epic. Streetwise but struggling, Clarence (LaKeith Stanfield) is trying to find a better life for himself and his family, make himself worthy to the woman he loves, and prove that he’s not a nobody. Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah and His apostles, he risks everything to carve his own path to a divine life, a journey through which he finds redemption and faith, power and knowledge. 

    The Book of Clarence - Blu-ray 

     

    DISC DETAILS AND BONUS MATERIALS
    BLU-RAY™, DVD & AND DIGITAL EXTRAS 
    • Commentary with Jeymes Samuel & LaKeith Stanfield
    • Band of Brothers: Meet the Cast 
    • Song of Songs: An Epic Collaboration
    • The Gospel of Jeymes: On The Set with Jeymes Samuel
    • Book 4: Making the Film - Gag Reel

    *DELETED SCENES ONLY AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL EXTRAS
     

    Blu-ray™ & DVD includes a digital code for movie and bonus materials as listed above, redeemable via Movies Anywhere for a limited time. Movies Anywhere is open to U.S. residents age 13+. Visit MoviesAnywhere.com for terms and conditions.
    CAST AND CREW

    Written and Directed by: Jeymes Samuel
    Produced by: Jeymes Samuel, Shawn Carter, James Lassiter, Tendo Nagenda
    Executive Producers: Garrett Grant
    Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Omar Sy, Anna Diop, RJ Cyler, David Oyelowo, Micheal Ward, Alfre Woodard, Teyana Taylor, Caleb McLaughlin, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, with James McAvoy, and Benedict Cumberbatch

    SPECS
    Run Time: 129 minutes
    Rating: PG-13 Strong Violence, Drug Use, Strong Language, Some Suggestive Material, and Smoking
     
    Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English, Spanish 5.1 DTS-HD MA, English - Audio Description Track 5.1 Dolby Digital  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features.
    DVD: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English, Spanish, English - Audio Description Track 5.1 Dolby Digital, Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color • Some of The Information Listed May Not Apply To Special Features. 

    Pre-orders are now live - Happy Collecting!

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  • Lisa Frankenstein Will Shock Your Blu-ray Collection on April 9

    Posted Thu Mar 21, 2024 at 09:40 AM PDT by
    Lisa Frankenstein - Blu-ray

    Universal Pictures and Focus Features' film Lisa Frankenstein starring Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse is headed for a Blu-ray release on April 9.

    The PG-13 dark romantic comedy inspired by the 1980s was written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody.  Zelda Williams makes her directorial debut.

    A coming of RAGE love story about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness … and a few missing body parts along the way.

    Lisa Frankenstein

    Lisa Frankenstein 

    The Blu-ray + Digital Collector's Edition Blu-ray includes lossless 5.1 audio and the following supplements:

    BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM AND DVD:

    • DELETED SCENES
      • Get Me Out of Hell!
      • Knock Knock
      • Music Lovers
      • Incredible Friend
      • Breaking News
    • GAG REEL
    • RESURRECTING THE 1980’s – Set in 1989, LISA FRANKENSTEIN is a loving tribute to the wacky, tacky, yet totally awesome 80s. Every department of production embraced the stylized world Diablo Cody created in her script and brought their A-game to making this colorful world a reality.
    • AN ELECTRIC CONNECTION – While it's no easy feat to turn a 19th century dead guy into the perfect boyfriend, this piece explores Lisa and her charming Creature and what makes their relationship work. Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, and filmmakers explore how Lisa and Creature really need each other to truly thrive, why Creature is the “perfect man,” and Lisa’s choice at the end of the film.
    • A DARK COMEDY DUO – Well-known for her ability to subvert genres, Diablo Cody delves into the inspiration behind LISA FRANKENSTEIN, what made her want to give the Frankenstein story a youthful, modern twist full of both horror and hilarity, and why Zelda Williams was the perfect choice to bring her story to life.
    • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR ZELDA WILLIAMS 

    Pre-orders for Lisa Frankenstein are up and here is the full press release:


     

    RESURRECT THE NEWEST HORROR COMEDY FILM

    COMING TO LIFE ON DIGITAL TO OWN OR RENT

    FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

    OWN OR RENT ON DIGITAL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

    THE ONLY WAY TO WATCH AT HOME WHILE STILL IN THEATERS
    FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT


    Universal City, California, February 26, 2024 – Love has never been so cutthroat! Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse play this season’s “it” couple in the new hilarious and frightful film from Focus Features, LISA FRANKENSTEIN, available exclusively on digital platforms to own or rent tomorrow, February 27, 2024, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
     
    LISA FRANKENSTEIN is directed by Zelda Williams in her feature-length directorial debut and written by Academy Award® winning scribe Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body). The film stars Kathryn Newton (Blockers, “Big Little Lies”), Cole Sprouse (Big Daddy, “Riverdale”), Liza Soberano (Alone/Together, “Make It with You”), Henry Eikenberry (“Euphoria,” “The Crowded Room”), Joe Chrest (Killers of the Flower Moon, “Stranger Things”), and Carla Gugino (Watchmen, San Andreas).
     
    A coming of RAGE love story about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, who happens to be a handsome corpse. After a set of playfully horrific circumstances bring him back to life, the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness … and a few missing body parts along the way.

    For more information on LISA FRANKENSTEIN, please visit:
    Website:
     https://www.focusfeatures.com/lisa-frankenstein
    Trailer: https://uni.pictures/LisaFrankenstein_PVODTrailer
    Facebook: /LisaFrankensteinFilm | /UniversalPicturesAllAccess
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    FILMMAKERS:
    Cast: Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, Liza Soberano, Henry Eikenberry, Joe Chrest, and Carla Gugino
    Casting By: Nancy Nayor
    Music By: Isabella Summers
    Costume Designer: Meagan McLaughlin Luster
    Editor: Brad Turner
    Production Designer: Mark Worthington
    Director Of Photography: Paula Huidobro, AMC
    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Lampert
    Produced By: Mason Novick, Diablo Cody
    Written By: Diablo Cody
    Directed By: Zelda Williams

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  • 'The Lair of the White Worm' & 'The Gate' Walmart Exclusive Blu-ray SteelBooks Coming May 14

    Posted Tue Mar 19, 2024 at 10:54 AM PDT by
    Walmart SteelBook Lionsgate Blu-ray Lair of the White Worm & The Gate

    Two cult classic fantasy horror favorites - 'The Lair of the White Worm' & 'The Gate' - will be getting new Walmart-exclusive Blu-ray SteelBook releases on May 14.

    The releases both appear to have all of the previously released as part of Lionsgate's growing Vestron Video series. As we saw with Shivers, Little Monsters, and Kickboxer it looks like these are just going to be repackaged discs with new art and SteelBooks. Which is great if you never bought them previously! It's nice to see Walmart picking up the pace with more store-exclusive packaging ever since Best Buy exited the market. The trick will be if these actually make it to store shelves, we've seen a lot of pictures of bare racks on the interwebs - so hopefully these will be coming to a store near you! 

    Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, and Catherine Oxenberg star in this mix of heart-stopping horror and campy humor. James D’Ampton (Grant) returns to his country castle in England. Legend has it that James’s distant ancestor once slayeed the local dragon — a monstrous white worm with a fondness for the sweet flesh of virgins. The young lord dismisses the legend as folklore, until archaeology student Angus Flint explores James’s property and unearths a massive reptilian skull and a pagan snake god’s ancient site of worship. When James’s virtuous girlfriend, Eve Trent (Oxenberg), suddenly disappears, James and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm’s lair, where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil.

    The Lair of the White Worm Walmart Exclusive SteelBook 

    The Lair of the White Worm Walmart Exclusive SteelBook 

    SPECIAL FEATURES (Previously Released)

    • Audio Commentaries:
      • Director Ken Russell
      • Lisi Russell, in conversation with Film Historian Matthew Melia
    • Featurette: “Worm Food: The Effects of The Lair of the White Worm”
    • Interviews
      • “Cutting for Ken” with Editor Peter Davies
      • “Mary, Mary” with Actress Sammi Davis
    • Trailers and Gallery
      • “Trailers from Hell” featuring Producer Dan Ireland
      • Theatrical Trailers
      • Still Gallery

    When best friends Glen and Terry stumble across a mysterious crystalline rock in Glen's backyard, they quickly dig up the newly sodden lawn searching for more precious stones. Instead, they unearth The Gate — an underground chamber of terrifying demonic evil. The teenagers soon understand what evil they've released as they are overcome with an assortment of horrific experiences. With fiendish followers invading suburbia, it's now up to the kids to discover the secret that can lock The Gate forever . . . if it's not too late.

    The Gate Walmart Exclusive SteelBook 

    The Gate Walmart Exclusive SteelBook 

    SPECIAL FEATURES (Previously Released)

    • Audio Commentaries
      • Director Tibor Takacs, Writer Michael Nankin, and Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook
      • Special Effects Designer & Supervisor Randall William Cook, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Craig Reardon, Special Effects Artist Frank Carere, and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor
    • Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview
    • Featurettes:
      • The Gate: Unlocked
      • Minion Maker
      • From Hell It Came
      • The Workman Speaks!
      • Made in Canada
      • From Hell: The Creatures & Demons of The Gate
      • The Gatekeepers
      • Vintage Featurette: Making of The Gate
    • Teaser Trailer
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot
    • Storyboard Gallery
    • Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery

    Pre-orders for the Walmart Exclusive Blu-ray SteelBooks for The Gate and The Lair of the White Worm are now live!

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  • Let's Get Together and Watch 'Bob Marley: One Love' - Arriving on 4K UHD and Blu-ray on May 28

    Posted Mon Mar 18, 2024 at 08:29 AM PDT by
    Bob Marley: One Love - 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Announcement Preorder

    Paramount's brings the story of the legendary music icon to home video when Bob Marley: One Love arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on May 28.

    The 4K UHD and Blu-ray releases of the legendary musician's biopic starring Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch will include over 50 minutes of bonus materials, and the film will also be available for rental or purchase on Digital March 19.

    Celebrate the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love, peace, and unity. In One Love, discover Bob Marley's powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music that changed the world.

    Bob Marley: One Love - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Bob Marley: One Love - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Bob Marley: One Love 

    Bob Marley: One Love 

    Bob Marley: One Love - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [SteelBook] 

    Bob Marley: One Love - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [SteelBook] 

     

    Bonus content is detailed below:

    • Becoming Bob Marley—Go inside the making of a legend and see Kingsley Ben-Adir transform himself into the iconic Bob Marley to capture the musician's essence.
    • The Story: Bringing Bob Marley's Story to Life—See how filmmakers structured the film around Bob's music, message, and family.
    • The Cast—Sit down with the actors including Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch as they discuss their process.
    • On Location: Jamaica and England—Discover where Bob Marley lived and created some of his best music, from the beaches of Jamaica to the streets of London.
    • The Band—Explore the real-life musicians involved throughout the making of the film, including some family members of the original Wailers.
    • 8 Extended and Deleted Scenes                    

    You can pre-order Bob Marley: One Love now - happy collecting!

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