• Varsity Blues Tackles 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the Film's 25th Anniversary on January 9th

    Posted Wed Nov 15, 2023 at 11:18 AM PST by
    Varsity Blues James Van Der Beek and Jon Voight

    Brian Robbins' 1999 coming-of-age football film starring James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Amy Smart and Scott Caan will debut on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for its 25th anniversary on January 9th.

    At first, backup quarterback Jonathan "Mox" Moxom (James Van Der Beek) is nowhere close to being a star athlete. Perfectly content to stay on the bench, he has no time for coach Kilmer’s (Jon Voight) win-at-all-cost strategies. But when the starting quarterback (Paul Walker) is injured, Mox is in the game and confronting the pressures and temptations of gridiron glory. Soon everyone will realize there's not just a new star quarterback in town, there's a new kind of hero.

    Varsity Blues - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Varsity Blues - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital combo pack will include a newly remastered transfer from the original camera negative, a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and supplements (all legacy) include: 

    • Commentary with director Brian Robbins and producers Tova Laiter and Mike Tollin                             
    • Football is a Way of Life: The Making of Varsity Blues
    • Two-A-Days: The Ellis Way
    • QB Game Analysis
    • Billy Bob with No Bacon
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Pre-orders for Varsity Blues - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray are up - happy collecting!

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  • Knight Rider Returns for a Stripped-Down Swag-Free Blu-ray Special Edition from Turbine

    Posted Fri Nov 10, 2023 at 06:37 AM PST by
    Knight Rider - Special Edition Turbine Medien Blu-ray Review

    Turbine returns to the action-packed world of David Hasselhoff's Michael Knight with a new
    swag-free Knight Rider: Special Edition Blu-ray collection! 

    Around this time last year German label Turbine Medien unleashed a massive (in size and scope) Knight Rider: 40th Anniversary Edition featuring every episode fully restored spread over 20 discs with two discs reserved for the follow-up films, the short-lived Team Knight Rider series, with an extra disc with over three hours of bonus features on top of posters, books, and a bunch of swag items. It was a lot and commanded a pretty hefty price tag. Now fans of the series anxious to get their hands on the excellent Blu-ray discs can now pre-order the stripped-down special edition. Reduced to the same 20 discs fo the main series and an additional Blu-ray for all of the same excellent extra features content, the set ditches the swag items, Team Knight Rider as well as the rather uneven follow-up TV films. Best of all for collectors, the price point is half the cost of the still available and very awesome 40th Anniversary Collection. Here's a look at what this set has to offer:

    Knight Rider: Special Edition Blu-ray 

     

    He's coming. A car, a computer, a man. Knight Rider!
    Michael Knight and his talking wonder car K.I.T.T. hunt down criminals of all kinds on behalf of the Law and Constitution Foundation. The team includes Foundation director Devon Miles, computer experts Dr. Bonnie Barstow and April Curtis, and brave driver RC III. Together, they fight against Goliath, K.A.R.R. and numerous other villains to ensure that justice prevails.

    20 Blu-ray Discs offer the classic series - uncut and with complete dubbing.
    Bonus Blu-ray with three hours of world-exclusive interviews with the creators and much more.Special Edition with world-exclusive retro artwork by Paul Shipper.

    Specifications:

    • Language/Sound: BD 1-20 (Series): German DTS-HD MA 2.0 English DTS-HD MA 2.0. Bonus Blu-ray: English
    • Aspect ratio: BD 1-20: 4:
    • 3 (1080p24 Full HD). Bonus Blu-ray: 4:3
    • Subtitles: German, English
    • Runtime: 4230 minutes

    Bonus material:
    + Bonus Blu-ray with brand new world-exclusive interviews (HD, approx. 3 hours):
    - Stu Phillips (composer - approx. 11 min.)
    - Steven E. de Souza (Producer & Writer - approx. 32 min.)
    - Rebecca Holden (Actress - approx. 25 mins)
    - Jack Gill (Stunt Coordinator & KITT Driver - approx. 34 mins)
    - Tom Greene (Producer & Writer - approx. 50 min.)
    - Deborah Davis (author - ca. 17 min.- Knightcon 2011 - with Tom Greene (ca.
    28 min.)
    - myKITT.de - The fulfillment of a childhood dream (approx. 13 min.).
    - Universal Archive (approx. 30 min.):
    - Knight Rider - Under the Hood (approx. 16 min.)
    - Knight Stunts (approx. 6 min.)
    - Knight Sounds (approx. 7 min.)
    - Sketch gallery (approx. 3 min.)
    - Photo gallery (approx. 3 min.)
    + Audio commentary on the pilot by David Hasselhoff and Glen A. Larson.

    All features with optional German & English subtitles.
    Number of discs: 21 Genre: Action

    The set is set to start shipping on November 23rd - so get those pre-orders in now before you over-commit to holiday shopping for friends and family! 

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  • Denzel Washington Returns in The Equalizer 3 Bringing Bloody Vengeance to 4K UHD and Blu-ray on November 14

    Posted Mon Nov 6, 2023 at 10:34 AM PST by
    The Equalizer 3 Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington reprises his role as former government assassin Robert McCall in Antoine Fuqua and Sony's The Equalizer 3 targeting 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBbook and Blu-ray with 3-film sets all arriving on November 14th.

    Digital will be available on November 7.

    Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) has struggled to reconcile the horrific things he’s done in the past and finds a strange solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. Finding himself surprisingly at home in Southern Italy, he discovers his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends’ protector by taking on the mafia.

    The Equalizer 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Equalizer 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Equalizer 3 - Blu-ray 

    The Equalizer 3 

    The Equalizer 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The Equalizer 3 - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital combo pack will include a Dolby Atmos soundtrack and supplements for include:

    • Special Features
      • Over 15 Minutes of Deleted Scenes (exclusively on 4K & Blu-Ray™)
      • Blood Brothers: The Collaboration of Denzel Washington & Antoine Fuqua
      • Call To Action
      • Robert McCall: A Man of The People
      • Denzel and Dakota: A Reunion
      • Postcards from the Amalfi Coast
      • Jacob Banks “Monster” Lyric Video

    There will also be 3-film Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray collections and the latter exclusively includes IMAX-Enhanced disc-based presentations of the films, with immersive DTS-X audio for THE EQUALIZER 2 and THE EQUALIZER 3.

    Denzel Washington is Robert McCall, an ex-assassin with a mysterious past, who returns to action to serve vengeance for the exploited and oppressed. Witness his transformation from a solitary avenger to an unstoppable force, fighting ruthless adversaries from Russian gangsters to the Italian mafia in this heart-pounding 3-movie collection of action, justice, and redemption.

    Pre-orders for The Equalizer 3 are up and here is the full press release:


    .

    DENZEL WASHINGTON RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE IN ‘THE EQUALIZER 3’ 
    “DENZEL DOES IT AGAIN.” - SIMON THOMPSON, FORBES
    AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOVEMBER 7 AND ON 4K, BLU-RAY™, AND DVD NOVEMBER 14

    A MULTI-FEATURE INCLUDING ALL FILMS WITHIN THE FRANCHISE WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE
    The 3-film 4K Ultra HD multi-feature exclusively includes IMAX-Enhanced disc-based presentations of the films, with immersive DTS-X audio for THE EQUALIZER 2 and THE EQUALIZER 3.
    SYNOPSIS
    Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) has struggled to reconcile the horrific things he’s done in the past and finds a strange solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. Finding himself surprisingly at home in Southern Italy, he discovers his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends’ protector by taking on the mafia. 

    Multi-feature:
    Denzel Washington is Robert McCall, an ex-assassin with a mysterious past, who returns to action to serve vengeance for the exploited and oppressed. Witness his transformation from a solitary avenger to an unstoppable force, fighting ruthless adversaries from Russian gangsters to the Italian mafia in this heart-pounding 3-movie collection of action, justice, and redemption.

     
    SPECIAL FEATURES
    THE EQUALIZER 3
    4K & BLU-RAY™
    • Special Features
      • Over 15 Minutes of Deleted Scenes (exclusively on 4K & Blu-Ray™)
      • Blood Brothers: The Collaboration of Denzel Washington & Antoine Fuqua
      • Call To Action
      • Robert McCall: A Man of The People
      • Denzel and Dakota: A Reunion
      • Postcards from the Amalfi Coast
      • Jacob Banks “Monster” Lyric Video
    DVD AND DIGITAL
    • Special Features
      • Blood Brothers: The Collaboration of Denzel Washington & Antoine Fuqua
      • Call To Action
      • Robert McCall: A Man of The People
      • Denzel and Dakota: A Reunion
      • Postcards from the Amalfi Coast
      • Jacob Banks “Monster” Lyric Video
    4K, Blu-ray™ and DVD include 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
    Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
    Written by: Richard Wenk
    Produced by: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua, Steve Tisch, Clayton Townsend, Alex Siskin, Tony Eldrige, Michael Sloan
    Executive Producers: David Bloomfield, Tarak Ben Ammar, Andy Mitchell
    Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Gaia Scodellaro, Remo Girone, Andrea Sarduzio 
    SPECS
    Run Time: Approx. 109 Mins.
    Rating: R. Strong Bloody Violence and Some Language. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian.
     
    4K UHD™: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible), 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 • Color
    Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English & French (Doublé au Québec) 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
    DVD: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital,  English & French (Doublé au Québec)- Audio Description Tracks Stereo • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color

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  • Marvel Origins Vintage Collection Blu-ray + DVD Mediabooks Coming from Turbine November 9th

    Posted Fri Nov 3, 2023 at 06:13 AM PDT by
    Marvel Origins Vintage Collection - Blu-ray & DVD Turbine Medien Reb Brown Christopher Lee

    Before the MCU, after The Incredible Hulk, Marvel made three of the weirdest wildest made-for-television comic films ever! Witness the first appearance of Doctor Strange on Blu-ray and Reb Brown's plastic-clad Captain America and Captain America II on DVD! 

    Not to simply bring these deep-cut fan favorites to disc, Turbine offers three stylish Mediabooks. All three films appear in each set, so you have to decide which cover is best for your collection... or get all three! Honestly, it's impossible to pick just one so buying all three is rather sensible if you think about it not from a financial perspective but from saving yourself mental anguish. That said, I'd be happy with any one of these, but I'm partial to the Captain America II if for no other reason it replicates the international posters with Reb Brown right out there in the flesh. But then you've got that Frank Bruner-inspired Doctor Strange art and that first Captain America that looks like a stylish mashup of old-school John Romita and Steve Ditko. Too many choices... so yeah just get all three while you can! Each cover has a limited run of 500 units so move fast! Each set comes with a 56-page booklet by Tobias Hohmann on the origin story of the Marvel heroes and the film adaptations.

    Marvel Origins Vintage Collection - All Three Mediabooks 

    Marvel Origins Vintage Collection - Doctor Strange Mediabook
    Limited 500 Units 

    Marvel Origins Vintage Collection - Captain America Mediabook
    Limited 500 Units 

    Marvel Origins Vintage Collection -Captain America II Mediabook
    Limited 500 Units 

     

    Technical specifications:

    • Speech / Sound: German DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono, English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono, German DD 5.1, German DD 2.0, English DD 5.1,English DD 2.0
    • Aspect ratio: 4:3 (full screen) (original format) 1080p24 Full HD, 4:3 (full screen) (original format) PAL / NTSC
    • Subtitles: German, English
    • Runtime: 267 minutes


    Bonus material:

    • Trailer DR. STRANGE
    • Trailer CAPTAIN AMERICA I + II


    All sets are up for pre-order right now! 

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  • Ernest & Célestine: A Trip to Gibberitia Travels to Blu-ray on January 16

    Posted Mon Oct 30, 2023 at 02:32 PM PDT by
    Ernest & Célestine

    Ernest & Célestine: A Trip to Gibberitia - the sequel to the Academy Award nominated Ernest & Célestine is headed for Blu-ray on January 16th. The film will be available on digital platforms on December 9.

    Ernest and Celestine return in this delightful and joyous follow-up to their first Academy Award®-nominated adventure, where the bear and mouse became the unlikeliest of friends. When Celestine accidentally breaks the beloved violin of her grouchy companion, they embark on a journey to Gibberitia, home to the only artist who can repair it as well as Ernest's family. But when the duo arrives, they are shocked to discover that all forms of music have been banned for many years and the land once known for its incredible musicians has fallen silent. It is up to Ernest and Celestine and their new friends, including a mysterious masked outlaw, to bring music and happiness back to the land of bears.

    From the producers of The Triplets of Belleville, Ernest & Celestine, and The Secret of Kells, the cheerful Ernest & Celestine: A Trip To Gibberitia was co-directed by Julien Chheng (Star Wars: Visions), and Jean-Christophe Roger (New Adventures of Lassie). It has become a fan favorite thanks to its uplifting tale and two characters that everyone can enjoy. 

    Ernest & Célestine: A Trip to Gibberitia - Blu-ray

    Ernest & Celestine: A Trip To Gibberitia Special Features

    • Making Of
    • Interview with the Directors
    • Interview with the Cast
    • Interview with Producer Didier Brunner
    • How to Draw Ernest & Celestine
    • Trailers

    Pre-orders for Ernest & Célestine: A Trip to Gibberitia will be available in the coming days and the release will be in stores on January 16. 


    GKIDS Presents

    ERNEST & CELESTINE: A TRIP TO GIBBERITIA,

    THE FOLLOW-UP TO THE ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED ADVENTURE ERNEST & CELESTINE,

    COMING TO BLU-RAY™ ON JANUARY 16 

    On January 16 the beloved cinematic characters Ernest & Celestine are back with Ernest & Celestine: A Trip To Gibberitia arriving on Blu-ray™, from GKIDS with distribution from Shout! Studios. Special features include a Making Of, interviews with cast and directors, and more. Ernest & Celestine: A Trip To Gibberitia is available for pre-order now from GKIDS.com/storeShoutFactory.comAmazon.com, and other retailers. The film will also be available on all major digital platforms beginning December 19.

    Ernest and Celestine return in this delightful and joyous follow-up to their first Academy Award®-nominated adventure, where the bear and mouse became the unlikeliest of friends. When Celestine accidentally breaks the beloved violin of her grouchy companion, they embark on a journey to Gibberitia, home to the only artist who can repair it as well as Ernest's family. But when the duo arrives, they are shocked to discover that all forms of music have been banned for many years and the land once known for its incredible musicians has fallen silent. It is up to Ernest and Celestine and their new friends, including a mysterious masked outlaw, to bring music and happiness back to the land of bears.

     

    From the producers of The Triplets of Belleville, Ernest & Celestine, and The Secret of Kells, the cheerful Ernest & Celestine: A Trip To Gibberitia was co-directed by Julien Chheng (Star Wars: Visions), and Jean-Christophe Roger (New Adventures of Lassie). It has become a fan favorite thanks to its uplifting tale and two characters that everyone can enjoy. 

    Ernest & Celestine: A Trip To Gibberitia Special Features

    • Making Of
    • Interview with the Directors
    • Interview with the Cast
    • Interview with Producer Didier Brunner
    • How to Draw Ernest & Celestine
    • Trailers

     

    About GKIDS

    Celebrating its 15th anniversary, GKIDS is the producer and distributor of artist-driven and award-winning animation from around the world. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding 12 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, The Breadwinner in 2018, Mirai in 2019, and Wolfwalkers in 2021. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others; as well as the critically acclaimed television series, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION.GKIDS also hosts ANIMATION IS FILM (AIF), an annual LA-based film festival which embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form, and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of the medium to its fullest range of artistic expressions www.gkids.com

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  • Up For Preorder - Nia Vardalos' My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 coming to Blu-ray 10/31

    Posted Tue Oct 24, 2023 at 09:15 AM PDT by
    Nia Vardalos' My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

    Academy Award-nominee Nia Vardalos' My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 - co-starring John Corbett, Louis Mandylor, Andrea Martin, and more arrives on Blu-ray and Digital from Universal on October 31.

    A 3-Film Collection will be available on the same date.

    When Toula (Vardalos) plans a trip to Greece to honor her late father Gus’ (Michael Constantine, The Juror) final wish, the family’s reunion becomes complicated with the reveal of a deep family secret. With non-stop laughter at every twist and turn, the highly anticipated third installment of the franchise brings a heartwarming reunion that honors the essence of what makes the original so unique. 

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 - Blu-ray

    BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL for your collection:

    • GAG REEL
    • DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
    • ON SET WITH NIA VARDALOS – The MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING franchise comes full circle as writer and star Nia Vardalos adds a new role, and takes Toula’s ongoing adventure to another level, by taking a seat in the director’s chair.
    • OPA! THE MAKING OF MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3 – Enjoy even more fabulous fun with the Portokalos family as the cast and crew takes you to Greece for revealing behind-the-scenes interviews, sneak peeks of beautiful locations and inside stories on the film’s creation.
    • WEDDING DRUM SONG – EXTENDED TAKE
    • FEATURE COMMENTARY - with Writer/Director Nia Vardalos

    Pre-orders for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is up for pre-order and the release will be in stores on October 31


    YOUR FAVORITE GREEK FAMILY IS COMING HOME WITH HILARIOUS, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS FEATURES
    INCLUDING DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES

    OWN ON DIGITAL, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD OCTOBER 31, 2023 
    FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

    Universal City, California, October 24, 2023 – “The Portokalos family is back for another serving of ouzo and opa” (Tori Brazier, METRO) in MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3, available on Digital, Blu-rayTM and DVD October 31, 2023, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek WeddingMy Life in Ruins, Connie and Carla), MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3 follows the Portokalos family to Greece for their grandest adventure yet that Collider calls “a family reunion worth flying out for.” Featuring commentary from Nia Vardalos and a behind-the-scenes look at making the film with interviews from the cast and crew, sneak peeks, and inside stories.
     
    When Toula (Vardalos) plans a trip to Greece to honor her late father Gus’ (Michael Constantine, The Juror) final wish, the family’s reunion becomes complicated with the reveal of a deep family secret. With non-stop laughter at every twist and turn, the highly anticipated third installment of the franchise brings a heartwarming reunion that honors the essence of what makes the original so unique.
     
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 stars Nia Vardalos along with John Corbett ("Sex and the City," "And Just Like That...), Louis Mandylor ("NCIS," "Desperate Housewives,"), Elena Kampouris (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2)Gia Carides (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Joey Fatone (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)Maria Vacratsis (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Elias Kacavas (“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”), Lainie Kazan (Beaches, Tango Shalom), and Andrea Martin (“Only Murders in the Building,” “Evil”).
     
    MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3 features an Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music by Grammy® Award-winning composer Stephanie Economou. The soundtrack also features the original song “OLI MAZI (We Are All Together)" co-written & performed by film producer & celebrated singer/songwriter Rita Wilson p.g.a. and Academy Award®-winning songwriter Diane Warren, featuring guest vocalist Christos Mastoras. The Remix version of the song is also out, remixed by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - a Belgian-Greek DJ duo composed of brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios who have remixed artists including Lady Gaga and The Chainsmokers.
     
    Rita Wilson p.g.a., Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman return as producers, with Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian, and Nia Vardalos serving as executive producers.
     
    BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL for your collection:

    • GAG REEL
    • DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
    • ON SET WITH NIA VARDALOS – The MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING franchise comes full circle as writer and star Nia Vardalos adds a new role, and takes Toula’s ongoing adventure to another level, by taking a seat in the director’s chair.
    • OPA! THE MAKING OF MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3 – Enjoy even more fabulous fun with the Portokalos family as the cast and crew takes you to Greece for revealing behind-the-scenes interviews, sneak peeks of beautiful locations and inside stories on the film’s creation.
    • WEDDING DRUM SONG – EXTENDED TAKE
    • FEATURE COMMENTARY - with Writer/Director Nia Vardalos


    For more information on MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3, please visit:
    Press Advisory: https://www.uphe.com/press-release/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-3-press-release
    UPHE Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-3
    UPHE Trailer: https://uni.pictures/MyBigFatGreekWedding3_HomeEntTrailer
    X: @MBFGreekWedding
    Instagram: @mbfgreekwedding
    Facebook: @MyBigFatGreekWeddingMovie
    #MyBigFatGreekWedding3

    FILMMAKERS:
    Cast:
     Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Louis Mandylor, Elena Kampouris, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone with Lainie Kazan and Andrea Martin
    Music By: Stephanie Economou
    Production Designer: Grant Armstrong
    Edited By: Annette Davey ACE, Craig Herring
    Director of Photography: Barry Peterson
    Co-Producer: Jonathan Shore
    Line Producer: Michael P. Flannigan
    Executive Producers: Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steven Shareshian, Nia Vardalos
    Produced By: Rita Wilson p.g.a., Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
    Written and Directed By: Nia Vardalos
     
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
    Street Date: October 31, 2023
    UPC Number: 191329252871 (US)
    Layers: DVD 9
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material and some nudity
    Languages/Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish
    Sound: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1 for Feature)
    Run Time: 01:31:50

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
    Street Date: 
    October 31, 2023
    UPC Number: 191329252765 (US)
    Layers: BD 50
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material and some nudity
    Languages/Subtitles: English, Latin American Spanish
    Sound: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 for Feature, Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content), Latin American Spanish (DTS Digital Surround 5.1 for Feature)
    Run Time: 01:31:50 

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  • Neill Blomkamp's Gran Turismo Races to 4K and Blu-ray from Sony on November 7

    Posted Mon Oct 23, 2023 at 10:52 AM PDT by
    Gran Turismo - 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Announcement

    Neill Blomkamp's Gran Turismo based on a true story and starring David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner and Djimon Hounsou will part itself on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on November 7. The film is on digital/on demand now.

    SteelBook fans will need to put the pedal to the metal and head on over to Best Buy (4K) and Walmart.

    Gran Turismo is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you’re fueled from within.

    Gran Turismo - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Gran Turismo - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Gran Turismo - Blu-ray 

    Gran Turismo 

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray will have Dolby Atmos soundtracks and bonus features for the Blu-rays include:

    4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL EXTRAS

    • Special Features:
      • Deleted & Extended Scenes
      • The Engine: Driving the Visuals
      • The Pit Crew: Action and Stunts
      • The Garage: The Amazing Automobiles
      • The Plan: The True Story of Jann Mardenborough
      • The Wheels: The Fast-Acting Cast 

    Here are some of the retailer exclusives coming our way:

    Gran Turismo - Best Buy 4K Ultra HD SteelBook 

    Gran Turismo - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)  

    Gran Turismo - Walmart Exclusive Blu-ray SteelBook

    The Expendables Walmart Exclusive SteelBook 

    Pre-orders for Gran Turismo on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray are up now and here is the full press release:


    EXPERIENCE THE TRIUMPH OF AN UNDERDOG: 
    "GRAN TURISMO: BASED ON A TRUE STORY" 
    SPEEDS INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM
    “THE FEEL-GOOD MOVIE OF THE YEAR!” - Shawn Edwards / FOX TV KANSAS CITY

    AVAILABLE ON 4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ & DVD NOVEMBER 7
    ON DIGITAL NOW
    SYNOPSIS
    Gran Turismo is based on the unbelievable true story of a team of unlikely underdogs – a struggling working-class gamer (Archie Madekwe), a failed former racecar driver (David Harbour), and an idealistic motorsport executive (Orlando Bloom). Together, they risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. Gran Turismo is an inspiring, thrilling, and action-packed story that proves that nothing is impossible when you’re fueled from within.
     
    SPECIAL FEATURES
    4K UHD, BLU-RAY™ AND DIGITAL EXTRAS
    • Special Features:
      • Deleted & Extended Scenes
      • The Engine: Driving the Visuals
      • The Pit Crew: Action and Stunts
      • The Garage: The Amazing Automobiles
      • The Plan: The True Story of Jann Mardenborough
      • The Wheels: The Fast-Acting Cast 
    Blu-ray™, 4K UHD and DVD include 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
    Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
    Produced by: Doug Belgrad, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Dana Brunetti
    Screenplay by: Jason Hall and Zach Baylin
    Story by: Jason Hall and Alex Tse
    Based on: The Play Station Studios Video Game
    Executive Producers: Matthew Hirsch, Jason Hall, Kazunori Yamauchi, Hermen Hulst
    Cast: David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell Horner and Djimon Hounsou
    SPECS
    Run Time: Approx. 134 Mins.
    Rating: PG-13. Intense Action and Some Strong Language
     
    4K UHD: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 1,90:1 • Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible), French (Doublé au Québec) 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish, English & French (Doublé au Québec)  – Audio Description Tracks 5/1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color
    Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition / 1.90:1 • Audio: English & French (Doublé au Québec) 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish, English & French (Doublé au Québec) - Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition • Color
    DVD: 1.90:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English & French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish, English - Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital, French (Doublé au Québec) - Audio Description Track Dolby Surround • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition • Color

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  • Criterion Kicks Off 2024 with New 4K UHD and Blu-ray Upgrades and Debuts

    Posted Mon Oct 16, 2023 at 08:00 PM PDT by
    Trainspotting Danny Boyle

    Criterion's January titles include Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 and Dee Rees' Mudbound on Blu-ray, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, and John Sayles's Lone Star on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and 4K upgrades of Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy and Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple.

    Up first on January 2 comes Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy making its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray debut.

    The Apu Trilogy - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    The Apu Trilogy - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    A breathtaking milestone that brought India into the golden age of international art-house film, Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy follows one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and, finally, a sensitive man of the world. Ray’s delicate masterworks—Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)—based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey. These films—which have risen from the ashes in meticulously reconstructed restorations, after the original negatives were burned in a fire—are among the most achingly beautiful, richly humane movies ever made.

    4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • 4K digital restorations of all three films, undertaken in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and L’Immagine Ritrovata, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks

    • Three 4K UHD discs of the films and three Blu-rays with the films and special features

    • Audio recordings from 1958 of director Satyajit Ray reading his essay “A Long Time on the Little Road” and in conversation with film historian Gideon Bachmann

    • Interviews with actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Shampa Srivastava, and Sharmila Tagore; camera assistant Soumendu Roy; and film writer Ujjal Chakraborty

    Making “The Apu Trilogy”: Satyajit Ray’s Epic Debut, a video essay by Ray biographer Andrew Robinson

    “The Apu Trilogy”: A Closer Look, a program featuring filmmaker, producer, and teacher Mamoun Hassan

    • Excerpts from the 2003 documentary The Song of the Little Road, featuring composer Ravi Shankar

    The Creative Person: “Satyajit Ray,” a 1967 documentary short by James Beveridge, featuring interviews with Ray, several of his actors, members of his creative team, and film critic Chidananda Das Gupta

    • Footage of Ray receiving an honorary Oscar in 1992

    • Programs on the restorations by filmmaker Kogonada

    • PLUS: Essays by critics Terrence Rafferty and Girish Shambu, as well as a selection of Ray’s storyboards for Pather Panchali

    Joel and Ethan Coen's Blood Simple will also lend on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on January 9.

    Blood Simple - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Blood Simple - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Joel and Ethan Coen’s career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neonoir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner releases a torrent of violence with one murderous thought. Actor M. Emmet Walsh looms over the proceedings as a slippery private eye with a yellow suit, a cowboy hat, and no moral compass, and Frances McDormand’s cunning debut performance set her on the road to stardom. The tight scripting and inventive style that have marked the Coens’ work for decades are all here in their first film, in which cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld abandons black-and-white chiaroscuro for neon signs and jukebox colors that combine with Carter Burwell’s haunting score to lurid and thrilling effect. Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene.

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

    • Restored 4K digital transfer, approved by cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld and filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Conversation between Sonnenfeld and the Coens about the film’s look, featuring Telestrator video illustrations
    • Conversation between author Dave Eggers and the Coens about the film’s production, from inception to release
    • Interviews with composer Carter Burwell, sound editor Skip Lievsay, and actors Frances McDormand and M. Emmet Walsh
    • Trailers
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by novelist and critic Nathaniel Rich

      Cover by Michael Boland

    John Sayles's Lone Star will arrive on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on January 16.

    Lone Star - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    Lone Star - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    A keen observer of America’s social fabric, writer-director John Sayles uncovers the haunted past buried beneath a small Texas border town in this sprawling neowestern mystery. When a skeleton is discovered in the desert, lawman Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper), son of a legendary local sheriff, begins an investigation that will have profound implications both for him personally and for all of Rio County, a place still reckoning with its history of racial violence. Sayles’s masterful film—novelistic in its intricacy and featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, including Joe Morton, Elizabeth Peña, and Kris Kristofferson—quietly subverts national mythmaking and lays bare the fault lines of life at the border.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Sayles and director of photography Stuart Dryburgh, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • New conversation between Sayles and filmmaker Gregory Nava
    • New interview with Dryburgh
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by scholar Domino Renee Perez

      New cover by Jacob Phillips

    The boxed set - Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 - on Blu-ray on January 23.

    Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 - The Criterion Collection 

    Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978 - The Criterion Collection 

    In the revolutionary first decade of her filmmaking career, Chantal Akerman devoted herself to nothing less than the total resculpting of cinematic time and space. Journeying between Europe and New York City, Akerman forged a highly personal style that fuses avant-garde influences with deeply human expressions of alienation, desire, and displacement—themes that she would explore in a series of increasingly ambitious shorts, documentaries, and features, including the towering Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. With immersive rhythms that render the most minute details momentous, these landmarks of twentieth-century art continue to reveal new ways of experiencing cinema and framing reality.

    THREE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration of Les rendez-vous d’Anna and 2K digital restorations of Saute ma ville; L’enfant aimé, ou Je joue à être une femme mariée; La chambre; Hotel Monterey; Le 15/8; Je tu il elle; Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles; and News from Home, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
    • Hanging Out Yonkers, an unfinished film from 1973 by Chantal Akerman
    • Film-school tests
    • New program on Akerman featuring critic B. Ruby Rich
    • New visual essay on Akerman featuring archival interviews with the director
    • Autour de “Jeanne Dielman,” a documentary made during the filming of Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, shot by actor Sami Frey and edited by Agnès Ravez and Akerman
    • Interviews with Akerman, cinematographer Babette Mangolte, actors Aurore Clément and Delphine Seyrig, and Akerman’s mother, Natalia
    • Appreciation by filmmaker Ira Sachs
    • PLUS: An essay and notes on the films by critic Beatrice Loayza

    On January 30, Dee Rees' Mudbound will be available on Blu-ray.

    Mudbound - The Criterion Collection
    Mudbound - The Criterion Collection
     

    In the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s, two farming families—one of white landholders, one of Black tenant farmers—are bound by the unforgiving soil they share as they struggle to survive amid the upheavals of World War II and the poisonous hatred of the Jim Crow South. Each family sends a young man off to battle; when they return home, scarred, and find a common bond, the community is ripped apart. Writer-director Dee Rees, with cowriter Virgil Williams, crafts a uniquely American tragedy, imbuing bitter historical realities with a timeless weight. Featuring bone-deep performances from her ensemble cast—including Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, and Jonathan Banks—and backed by Rachel Morrison’s darkly burnished cinematography, Mudbound is a searing humanist study of inheritance based upon Hillary Jordan’s novel.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 2K digital master, supervised by director Dee Rees and director of photography Rachel Morrison, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack
    • New audio commentary featuring Rees
    • New documentary featuring Rees, composer Tamar-kali, editor Mako Kamitsuna, and makeup artist Angie Wells
    • New documentary made on set, featuring members of the cast and crew
    • Interview with Morrison
    • New interview with production designer David J. Bomba
    • Trailer and teaser
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and English descriptive audio
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Danielle Amir Jackson

      New cover by Prinston Nnanna

    And last but certainly not least, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting will hit Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on the same date.

    Trainspotting - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Trainspotting - The Criterion Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    A jolt of adrenaline shot straight to the heart of 1990s British cinema, this darkly funny adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel was a major breakthrough for director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, and screenwriter John Hodge. With live-wire energy and stylistic verve, Trainspotting bounces across the life and times of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a Scottish heroin addict who, along with his misfit mates, gets high, gets in trouble, gets clean, and gets high again, all in a bid to outrun the banality of modern existence. Kinetically cut to an iconic soundtrack of techno, rock, and Britpop, this indie phenomenon chooses life in all its ugly, beautiful, terrifying exhilaration.

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

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Danny Boyle, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • Audio commentary featuring Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, screenwriter John Hodge, and actor Ewan McGregor
    • Nine deleted scenes with commentary from the filmmakers
    • Off the Rails: The Making of “Trainspotting,” a documentary featuring archival interviews with cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage
    • Memories of “Trainspotting,” a documentary from 2008 featuring the filmmakers and actors McGregor, Kelly Macdonald, Ewen Bremner, and Robert Carlyle
    • Reflections from soundtrack artists Iggy Pop, Jarvis Cocker, Bobby Gillespie, Damon Albarn, Leftfield, Underworld, and more
    • Theatrical teaser and trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • More!
    • PLUS: Essays by critic Graham Fuller and author Irvine Welsh, Welsh’s glossary of terms from the film and book, and glow-in-the-dark packaging

      New cover by Mark Blamire

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  • COWABUNGA! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 4K UHD and Blu-ray Arriving December 12

    Posted Tue Oct 10, 2023 at 10:03 AM PDT by
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Announcement

    Just in time for the holiday season, Paramount's acclaimed animated feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem featuring the voices of Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and many more is coming out of the sewers and onto 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on December 12. Best Buy will also have a 4K exclusive SteelBook.

    After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - Blu-ray 

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD SteelBook
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)
     

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem - Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD SteelBook 

    Both Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and supplements will include:


    • TEENage Mutant Ninja Turtles— For the first time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are voiced by actual teenagers! Hear how each Turtle was cast and how having all four boys record together helped create the authentic camaraderie seen on screen. 
    • The Mutant Uprising— Get to know the Turtles’ mutant antagonists, led by the wild and original character Superfly, voiced by Ice Cube.
    • New York, New York: The Visual World of MUTANT MAYHEM— Take a deep dive into the breakthrough visual style of the film’s characters and environments and how they evolved over time.  
    • Learn to Draw Leo—Try your hand at drawing the Turtle leader with this fun tutorial!

    Pre-order your copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray today and here is the full press release:


    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM
    arrives on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 12

    Shell-ebrate the holidays with the wildly entertaining and action-packed hit TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM, arriving on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook™, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD just in time for gift-giving on December 12, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment!

    Certified Fresh with a 96% critic score* on Rotten Tomatoes® and acclaimed by both audiences and critics alike, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM delivers a fresh and fun-filled adventure that the whole family can enjoy together.  

    The 4K Ultra HD SteelBook, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray™ releases include over 40 minutes of bonus content so fans can delve deeper into the making of the hilarious and original movie.  Join the young new voice cast as they explore the "teen" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then go behind-the-scenes with the all-star voice cast, including Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, and many more! Explore the film’s unique animation style, plus learn to draw the leader of the Ninja Turtles, Leonardo.  Bonus content is detailed below:

    • TEENage Mutant Ninja Turtles— For the first time the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are voiced by actual teenagers! Hear how each Turtle was cast and how having all four boys record together helped create the authentic camaraderie seen on screen. 

    • The Mutant Uprising— Get to know the Turtles’ mutant antagonists, led by the wild and original character Superfly, voiced by Ice Cube.

    • New York, New York: The Visual World of MUTANT MAYHEM— Take a deep dive into the breakthrough visual style of the film’s characters and environments and how they evolved over time.  

    • Learn to Draw Leo—Try your hand at drawing the Turtle leader with this fun tutorial!

    Synopsis
    After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

    TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM is rated PG for sequences of violence and action, language and impolite material.

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  • Indiana Jones Cracks A Whip for Dial of Destiny on 4K UHD and Blu-ray December 5th

    Posted Tue Oct 10, 2023 at 07:35 AM PDT by
    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Harrison Ford

    After a long early run on streaming retailers, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny rides off for fortune and glory on 4K UHD and Blu-ray 

    While we diligently get our listings built and hunt down those pre-order links, I wanted to get this news out ASAP for the fans looking to complete their collection of Harrison Ford's famous swashbuckling archeologist. While I lament Disney only using BD-66 discs, UPDAT - we have confirmed that the 4K will be rocking BD-100 discs now -I am excited to see Atmos audio in the mix but also a John Williams Score-Only Atmos track as well! We haven't heard the final HDR grade, but have made inquiries to that point. Once our listings are built we'll update this article and hopefully have some pre-order links ready for you too.

    Here's the full press release:

    ON DECEMBER 5, THE FINAL ADVENTURE COMES HOME!
    INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY ARRIVES ON 4K,
    BLU-RAY & DVD WITH OVER 2 HOURS OF EXTRA CONTENT!



    Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
    Comes To Physical Media December 5 with bonus features
    including an exclusive new score-only version of the movie!

    Also Available: Exclusive Best Buy SteelBook® Design
    and a Walmart Exclusive Including Enamel Pin

    BURBANK, CA (October 10, 2023) – From Academy Award®–nominated writer-director James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) comes the final chapter in the saga of one of cinema’s greatest heroes. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny sees Harrison Ford reprise his iconic role as the whip-smart archaeologist one last time for a “rip-roaring adventure” (Maureen Lenker, Entertainment Weekly) full of “exciting action, wonderful banter and fantastic twists and turns” (Germain Lussier, io9).

    The 4K and Blu-ray are loaded with incredible bonus content including five chapters that chart the making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Join the cast and crew on an epic, globe-trotting adventure that showcases new characters, stunts, music, locations, production design and visual effects whilst also bidding a fond farewell to one of cinema’s greatest heroes. Fans of Academy Award®-winner John Williams will be delighted to learn that there is a new, exclusive “score-only” version of the movie allowing viewers to listen to the composer’s iconic music on an isolated track as they watch the film.

    Additionally, collectors can find a limited-edition SteelBook® design only at Best Buy.


    Walmart will also offer an exclusive 4K Ultra HD edition with custom artwork and a limited-edition enamel pin.


    Film Synopsis
    Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this highly anticipated final installment of the iconic franchise-- a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure. Starring alongside Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther), Thomas Kretschmann (Das Boot), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivier Richters (Black Widow), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) and newcomer Ethann Isidore. Directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) and written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has returned once again to compose the score.

    Bonus Features
    The Making of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
    • Chapter 1 – Prologue – Harrison Ford leaps back into action as Indiana Jones! Journey to 1944 as this featurette reveals the filmmakers, characters, stunts, locations, and incredible visual effects that make up the thrilling opening of Dial of Destiny!
    • Chapter 2 – New York – Blast off to adventure as James Mangold showcases the re-creation of 1969 Manhattan for the Moon Parade chase. This featurette spotlights Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as John Williams conducts his beautiful new theme for this compelling character.
    • Chapter 3 – Morocco – The man in the hat is back! Explore Morocco as this featurette breaks down the white-knuckle stunts of the medina tuk-tuk chase and hotel brawl. Meet Teddy (Ethann Isidore), Indy’s precocious new ally in the hunt for the dial!
    • Chapter 4 – Sicily – Meet Renaldo (Antonio Banderas) as he guides our heroes on a perilous underwater treasure hunt! Catch up with Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on location in Sicily and explore the caverns, traps, and bugs surrounding Archimedes’ tomb!
    • Chapter 5 – Finale – This featurette breaks down the thrilling climax to the Indiana Jones series. Cast and filmmakers James Mangold, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford bid farewell to one of the greatest heroes of all time.

    Score Only Version of the Movie
    Listen to John Williams’ iconic music on an isolated track as you watch the film.

    *bonus features vary by product and retailer

    Cast
    Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw
    Antonio Banderas as Renaldo
    John Rhys-Davies as Sallah
    Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason
    Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber
    Toby Jones as Basil Shaw
    Boyd Holbrook as Klaber
    Olivier Richters as Hauke
    Ethann Isidore as Teddy Kumar
    Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Jürgen Voller

    Directed by
    James Mangold

    Written by
    Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold

    Produced by
    Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Simon Emanuel

    Executive Produced by
    Steven Spielberg, George Lucas

    Music by
    John Williams

    Product Specifications
    Street Date
    Physical: December 5, 2023

    Product SKUs
    Physical:
    National: 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD

    Retail Exclusives:  
    Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook® (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code)
    Walmart Exclusive w/ Enamel Pin (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code)

    Feature Run Time
    Approx. 154 minutes
     
    Rating
    U.S. Rated PG-13

    Aspect Ratio
    Digital: 2.39:1
    Physical: 2.39:1

    Disc Size
    4K UHD: 100GB
    Blu-ray: 50GB
    DVD: 8.5GB

    U.S. Audio
    4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital
    DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

    U.S. Audio (for the score-only version of the movie)
    4K Ultra HD: 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos
    Blu-ray: 7.1 Dolby Digital
    DVD: N/A

    U.S. Subtitles
    4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French
    Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
    DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French

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  • Say Your Prayers... The Nun II Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray November 14

    Posted Thu Sep 28, 2023 at 04:22 PM PDT by
    The Nun II

    Warner Brothers' horror sequel in "The Conjuring" universe will scare the devil out of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray discs for November 14. Digital will be available on October 3.

    Read our theatrical review here.

    1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

    The Nun II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    The Nun II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
     

    The Nun II - Blu-ray
    The Nun II
     

    Both Blu-ray packages will include Dolby Atmos soundtracks and supplements will include: 

    • Demons in Paradise – featurette (5:35)
    • Handcrafter Nightmares – featurette (7:28)

    Pre-orders for The Nun II on Blu-ray and 4K UHD Blu-ray are live and here is the full press release:


     

    “A gripping and tense, unholy trinity of terror”

    Forbes / Simon Thompson

     

     

    The Nun II

     

    Sequel to the 2018 supernatural horror film arrives for

    Premium Digital Ownership on October 3

     

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on November 14

     

     

    Burbank, CA, September 28, 2023 – Prepare for the next terrifying chapter in “The Conjuring” universe, when “The Nun II” from New Line Cinema arrives for purchase Digitally at home on October 3. The film is directed by Michael Chaves (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) and stars Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons, returning in their roles from the first film.  The film will also be available to purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 14.

    • On October 3, “The Nun II” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $24.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $19.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and more.

     

    • On November 14, The Nun II” will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. The Nun II” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.

    Along with Farmiga, Bloquet and Aarons, “The Nun II” also stars Storm Reid and Anna Popplewell, surrounded by an ensemble cast of international talent.

    The Nun II” is produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, with Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michael Polaire serving as executive producers.

    The screenplay is by Ian Golding & Richard Naing and Akela Cooper from a story by Cooper, based on characters by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.

     

     

    Synopsis:

    1956 – France.  A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

     

    DIGITAL, 4K AND BLU-RAY ELEMENTS

    The Nun II” Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:  

    • Demons in Paradise – featurette (5:35)
    • Handcrafter Nightmares – featurette (7:28)

     

    BASICS

     

    Premium Digital Ownership: October 3, 2023

    PVOD: October 3, 2023

    4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: November 14, 2023

     

    4K Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

    4K Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French 

    BD Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

    BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

    DVD Languages: Parisian French, English, Latin Spanish

    DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

     

    Running Time: 110 minutes

    Rating: R for action/violence, some bloody images, language and brief suggestive material

     

     

    DVD: DLBY/DGTL

    Blu-ray: ATMOS TrueHD

    4K UHD: ATMOS TrueHD

     

    PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP

    4K UHD + Digital                                                                              $29.99

    Blu-ray + Digital                                                                                 $24.99

    DVD                                                                                                   $19.99

     

    THE CREDITS

     

    New Line Cinema brings you the horror thriller “The Nun II,” the next chapter in the story of “The Nun,” the highest grossing entry in the juggernaut $2 billion “The Conjuring” Universe.

    1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun.

    Taissa Farmiga (“The Nun,” “The Gilded Age”) returns as Sister Irene, joined by Jonas Bloquet (“Tirailleurs,” “The Nun”), Storm Reid (“The Last of Us,” “The Suicide Squad”), Anna Popplewell (“Fairytale,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy) and Bonnie Aarons (reprising her role from “The Nun”), surrounded by an ensemble cast of international talent.

    Michael Chaves (“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”) directs, from a screenplay by Ian Goldberg & Richard Naing (“Eli,” “The Autopsy of Jane Doe”) and Akela Cooper (“M3GAN,” “Malignant”), with a story by Cooper, based on characters created by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.

    The Safran Company’s Peter Safran and Atomic Monster’s James Wan produce, continuing their collaboration as filmmakers on all of the previous “Conjuring” films. “The Nun II” is executive produced by Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michael Polaire.

    Joining Chaves behind the camera are director of photography Tristan Nyby (“The Dark and the Wicked”), production designer Stéphane Cressend (“Les Vedettes,” “The French Dispatch”), editor Gregory Plotkin (2022’s “Scream,” “Get Out”), visual effects producer Sophie A. Leclerc (“Finch,” “Lucy”) and costume designer Agnès Béziers (“Oxygen,” “The Breitner Commando”), with composer Marco Beltrami (2022’s “Scream,” ”Venom: Let There Be Carnage”) providing the score.

    The Conjuring” Universe is the highest grossing horror franchise in history with $2+ billion worldwide. Globally, four of “The Conjuring” Universe titles have earned more than $300 million worldwide each (“The Nun,” $366 million; “The Conjuring 2,” $322 million; “The Conjuring,” $320 million; “Annabelle: Creation,” $307 million), and all seven have each grossed more than $200 million. “The Nun” is the top-earning film in the franchise, with more than $366 million worldwide.

    New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, “The Nun II,” distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.ment programming.

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  • Blu-ray Comes to the Motor City in Justified: City Primeval Season One November 14th

    Posted Thu Sep 21, 2023 at 07:08 AM PDT by
    Justified: City Primeval - Season One Blu-ray Timothy Olyphant

    You can't keep a good lawman down for long. After the thrilling and satisfying conclusion of Justified, Timothy Olyphant dusts off the white hat for one last rodeo. 

    With just about every series or film getting some sort of legacy revival, Olyphant and friends returns for FX's Justified: City Primeval, based on the unrelated but excellent novel from Elmore Leonard. What's most intriguing about this announcement is that what was apparently supposed to be a limited series event may be getting another spin with this Blu-ray being dubbed "Season one." Considering the breadth of Leonard's novels and characters, Kentecky's finest Rayland Givens could pop up in any of them. If we're going to keep bringing back Michael Keaton, I say we bring back his Ray Nicolette from Jackie Brown and Out of Sight. "Givens and Nicolette - they're cops!" 

    Justified: City Primeval Season One - Blu-ray

     

    We don't have a list of bonus features yet, and the Amazon listing is up but not yet up for pre-order. Here's the disc specs as we know 'em from the press release:
    Having left the hollers of Kentucky 15 years ago, Raylan Givens now lives in Miami, a walking anachronism balancing his life as a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 15-year-old girl. His hair is greyer, his hat is dirtier, and the road in front of him is suddenly a lot shorter than the road behind.
     
    A chance encounter on a desolate Florida highway sends him to Detroit. There he crosses paths with Clement Mansell, aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped through the fingers of Detroit’s finest once and aims to do so again. Mansell’s lawyer, formidable Motor City native Carolyn Wilder, has every intention of representing her client, even as she finds herself caught in between cop and criminal, with her own game afoot as well. These three characters set out on a collision course in classic Elmore Leonard fashion, to see who makes it out of the City Primeval alive.

    CAST AND CREW
    Executive Producers: Dave Andron, Michael Dinner, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Graham Yost, Peter Leonard, Timothy Olyphant, Taylor Elmore, Chris Provenzano, VJ Boyd

    Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Aunjanue Ellis, Vondie Curtis Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Marin Ireland, Victor Williams, with Norbert Leo Butz, and Boyd Holbrook
    Developed for Television by: Dave Andron & Michael Dinner
    Based on: “City Primeval” and “Fire in the Hole” by Elmore Leonard

    SPECS

    Run Time: Approx. 372 Mins.
    Rating: Not Rated

    Blu-ray™: 1080p High Definition / 2.00:1 • Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Mastered in High Definition • Color
    DVD: 2.00:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish • Color

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  • Turbine Scares Up The World Premiere Blu-ray Release of Repossessed on 9/29/23!

    Posted Fri Sep 15, 2023 at 06:27 AM PDT by
    Repossessed - Blu-ray Mediabook Turbine Medien Leslie Nielson Linda Blair

    Did you think William Friedkin's The Exorcist just wasn't funny enough?
    Turbine is set to unleash the world-first Blu-ray of Bob Logan's hilarious Repossessed! 

    The king of spoof comedy Leslie Nielson took a break in between Naked Gun films to compel audiences to check out this hilarious satire of The Exorcist and its sequels and point a few fingers at shilling televangelists at the same time. Not a huge hit at release but it steadily grew a cult following and now after enduring years of a crappy DVD release, it's finally coming to Blu-ray with a two-disc Mediabook from German label Turbine Medien with four limited edition covers! 

    It's time for a Blu-ray world premiere: REPOSSESSED! Bob Logan's 1990 parody will be released on September 29 as an exclusive special edition in four limited mediabooks with Blu-ray and DVD. After her milestone performance in THE EXORCIST Linda Blair plays the role of the possessed again. However, this time around the devil will have to deal with none other than THE NAKED GUN legend Leslie Nielsen as the exorcist. What could possibly go wrong?

    Bonus Features

    • Truly honest audio commentary by writer and director Bob Logan*
    • New interviews with writer/director Bob Logan, editor Jeff Freeman and actors Anthony Starke, Benj Thall and Dove Dellos*
    • Retrofassung (SD, 4:3 Open Matte)*/**
    • Trailer from Germany and USA
    • Part of the book by Christoph N. Kellerbach with photos from the archive of actor Benj Thall

    Repossessed - Mediabook Cover A
    Limited to 750 Units

     

    Repossessed - Mediabook Cover B
    Limited to 250 Units 

    Repossessed - Mediabook Cover C
    Limited to 750 Units 

    Repossessed - Mediabook Cover D
    Limited to 250 Units

     

    Pre-orders are live - so get your order in while you can! 

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  • Kino Lorber Launches New Physical Media Label - Kino Cult Bringing New 4K UHD & Blu-ray Releases

    Posted Thu Aug 31, 2023 at 06:29 AM PDT by
    Kino Cult - Blur-ay and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray announcement

    Breaking beyond a streaming service for obscure cult classics, horror, and sci-fi - Kino Cult promises to bring these miscreant cinematic gems to disc-based media. 

    Looking to add more titles to your collection? As Kino has dropped the news over Facebook the last few weeks, we now have official word from the horses mouth about their new label - Kino Cult. Starting in October 2023, fans can expect to see a stream of old favorites scoring quality disc releases on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Here's what we know is on the way - 

    Lorna... The Exorcist - Blu-ray
     

    Underworld (1985) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

     

    Alien Outlaw - Blu-ray 

     

    The Dark Power - Blu-ray

    With more to come! These aren't up for pre-order yet, but they should be soon. 

    Here's the full press release

     


    KINO CULT LAUNCHES PACKAGED MEDIA LABEL

    New York, NY – AUGUST 31, 2023 – Kino Lorber is launching its popular Kino Cult genre brand as a packaged media imprint focusing on collector-oriented Blu-ray and 4K UHD releases.

    Kino Cult will debut as a packaged media label in October 2023 with special Blu-ray editions of Jess Franco’s erotic horror masterpiece Lorna…the Exorcist (1974, featuring Lina Romay) as well as 4K restorations of Alien Outlaw (1985) and The Dark Power (1985), two video rental favorites from North Carolina indie Phil Smoot.

    Kino Cult’s premiere 4K UHD release will be a deluxe edition of Clive Barker’s Underworld (1985), directed by George Pavlou, and featuring Denholm Elliott and Ingrid Pitt. Upcoming 4K UHD releases for 2024 include the exploitation classic Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS (1975) and its sequels, Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976), Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977), and Ilsa, the Wicked Woman (1977).

    While focusing mainly on horror and science fiction, Kino Cult will continue to embrace its trademark brand of "unapologetically weird" with such diverse genres as European erotica, grindhouse classics, and cinematic rediscoveries that defy categorization.

    "Some of the most exciting rediscoveries are happening in the realm of cult cinema," say Kino Cult curators Frank Tarzi and Bret Wood, "These strange and twisted movies are so unique that we feel they deserve their own imprint within the Kino Lorber family of labels."

    Kino Cult will expand its partnership with legendary cult label Something Weird, with collector's edition releases to be announced soon.

    Additional Kino Cult releases will be announced monthly.

    About Kino Lorber
    With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 45 years, releasing 35 films per year theatrically and garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. The company also brings over 350 titles annually to the home entertainment and educational markets through digital and physical media releases. Kino Lorber handles ancillary media for an expanding family of distributed labels – including Zeitgeist Films, Milestone Films, Cohen Media Group, Menemsha Films, and Greenwich Entertainment – and licenses titles digitally to all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In recent years, Kino Lorber has expanded its own direct digital platforms through the launch of TVOD service Kino Now and the acquisition of MHz Choice and Topic, the two leading North American streaming services featuring international series.

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  • The Walking Dead: The Complete Collection Nibbles A New Blu-ray Box Set October 17th

    Posted Fri Aug 25, 2023 at 11:15 AM PDT by

    Own the entire AMC hit series The Walking Dead in one Blu-ray box set hitting stores just in time for Halloween on October 17.  There will also be a DVD set that will be exclusive to Walmart.  

    After sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma in an abandoned hospital, he’s immediately thrust into a life-or-death struggle in an apocalyptic, walker-ravaged world. This complete collection of the Primetime Emmy® Award-winning series, based on Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed comic book, follows Rick and his band of survivors – Daryl, Morgan, Maggie, Carol, Michonne, Glenn, and more – as they struggle to survive their bleak new reality where the living pose as much of a threat as the hungry, roaming undead. From Alexandria and its promise of a better life to Negan’s ruthless Saviors to the Commonwealth’s corruption, every harrowing, suspenseful moment is here. But hope never dies, for as Rick defiantly puts it, "We’re the ones who live.”

    The Walking Dead: The Complete Collection 

    The Walking Dead: The Complete Collection 

    The Blu-ray + Digital set includes all 11 seasons on 54 discs and this set features artwork by Clio Award-winning artist Oliver Barrett. 

    • Behind-the-scenes documentary “The Walking Dead: Making of the Final Season”
    • Additional bonus features from all previous single season releases

    Pre-orders for The Walking Dead: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray (with a suggested list price of $209.97) are live and here is the full press release:


    Street Date: 10/17/23
    Blu-ray™+Digital SRP: $209.97
    DVD SRP: $149.98 (Walmart exclusive)
     
    SANTA MONICA, CA (August 25, 2023) – Here on August 25, the anniversary of the Wildfire Virus that destroyed the modern world – nearly wiping out the human race – a pandemic was declared in the universe of “The Walking Dead,” the Complete Collection of the two-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning TV series arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 17 from Lionsgate. Created by Academy Award® nominee Frank Darabont, “The Walking Dead” The Complete Collection follows the survivors of the walker apocalypse as they fight the dead and fear the living. The series features Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints franchise, Blade II), Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Penguin Bloom, TV’s “Teachers” and “Afterlife”) and Academy Award® nominee Steven Yeun (Nope, Minari, Okja, Mayhem). “The Walking Dead” The Complete Collection includes all 11 seasons on 54 discs including a bonus disc containing a 42-minute documentary on the making of the final season, as well as a still gallery. The Blu-rayTM + Digital version will feature never-before-seen original packaging and disc artwork by Clio Award-winning artist Oliver Barrett. “The Walking Dead” The Complete Collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $209.97 (Blu-rayTM + Digital) and on DVD exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price $149.98.
     
    OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
    After sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma in an abandoned hospital, he’s immediately thrust into a life-or-death struggle in an apocalyptic, walker-ravaged world. This complete collection of the Primetime Emmy® Award-winning series, based on Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed comic book, follows Rick and his band of survivors – Daryl, Morgan, Maggie, Carol, Michonne, Glenn, and more – as they struggle to survive their bleak new reality where the living pose as much of a threat as the hungry, roaming undead. From Alexandria and its promise of a better life to Negan’s ruthless Saviors to the Commonwealth’s corruption, every harrowing, suspenseful moment is here. But hope never dies, for as Rick defiantly puts it, "We’re the ones who live.”
     
    BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
    • Behind-the-scenes documentary “The Walking Dead: Making of the Final Season”
    • Additional bonus features from all previous single season releases
    CAST
    Andrew Lincoln                       Love Actually, Penguin Bloom, TV’s “Afterlife”
    Norman Reedus                      The Boondock Saints franchise, Triple 9, Blade II
    Steven Yeun                            Nope, Minari, Okja
    Melissa McBride                      The Mist, The Reconstruction of William Zero, The Happys
    Lauren Cohan                          Casanova, TV’s “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural”
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan              Watchmen, Rampage, TV’s “Leopard Skin”
    Danai Gurira                            Black Panther franchise, Avengers: Infinity War, The Visitor
     
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2010-2022
    Copyright: The Walking Dead © 2010–2022 AMC Film Holdings LLC. Artwork and Supplementary Materials are ™, ® and © 2023 AMC Network Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: New Release
    Rating: TV-MA
    Genre: Horror, Drama
    BD Run Time: 135 Hrs., 17 Mins.
    Blu-ray Format: 16x9 (1.78:1) Presentation
    Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD (Season 1), English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD (Seasons 2-11), French 2.0 Dolby Surround (Seasons 2-7 and 9-11), French 5.1 Dolby Surround (Season 8), Spanish 2.0 Dolby Surround (Seasons 9-11)
    DVD Run Time: 135 Hrs., 9 Mins.
    DVD Format: 16x9 (1.78:1) Presentation
    DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 2.0 Dolby Surround (Seasons 2-7 and 9-11), French 5.1 Dolby Surround (Season 8), Spanish 2.0 Dolby Surround (Seasons 9-11)
    Closed-Captioned: No
    Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French (Seasons 9-11)

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  • The Criterion Collection Announces November 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Line-Up

    Posted Tue Aug 15, 2023 at 07:37 PM PDT by
    The Last Picture Show

    The titles include Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show, Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, and Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets each on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray. Plus Claude Chabrol's La cérémonie as well as the boxed set Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar on Blu-ray.

    Leading the charge on November 7 is Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar - a boxed set of six of martial arts legend Jackie Chan's films.

    Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar - The Criterion Collection 

    Jackie Chan: Emergence of a Superstar (Criterion) 

    Originally tapped as a potential successor to Bruce Lee, Hong Kong martial-arts phenom Jackie Chan soon established his own unique screen persona, blending goofball slapstick and bone-crunching kung fu into intricate feats of supercharged athleticism. Tracing his rise from breakout star to full-fledged auteur, these six unabashedly silly, unstoppably entertaining early-career highlights find Chan refining the lovably mischievous image that would make him a global icon, while also assuming greater creative control over his projects—first as his own martial-arts choreographer, and later as a writer-director who set a thrilling new standard for daredevil action comedy.

    The films included are Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (1978), Spiritual Kung Fu (1978), The Fearless Hyena (1979), Fearless Hyena II (1983), The Young Master (1980), and My Lucky Stars (1985).

    FOUR-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • 2K digital restorations of Spiritual Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, Fearless Hyena II, The Young Master, and My Lucky Stars and high-definition digital restoration of Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks 
    • Alternate stereo and 5.1 surround Cantonese soundtracks
    • New audio commentaries for The Fearless Hyena and The Young Master featuring Hong Kong cinema expert and producer Frank Djeng (Enter the Clones of Bruce)
    • Interview with author Grady Hendrix (These Fists Break Bricks) about actor-director Jackie Chan
    • Archival interviews with Chan, actor-director Sammo Hung, actors Michiko Nishiwaki and Hwang In-shik, and more
    • The Young Master promo reel from the 1980 Cannes Film Festival and deleted scenes from the film 
    • Interview from 2005 with Hong Kong cinema critic Paul Fonoroff about producer-director Lo Wei
    • NG shots from The Young Master and My Lucky Stars 
    • Trailers
    • New English subtitle translations
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Alex Pappademas

    Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show will arrive on 4K UHD Blu-ray as well as Blu-ray on November 14.

    The Last Picture Show - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    The Last Picture Show (Criterion) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    One of the key films of the American seventies cinema renaissance, The Last Picture Show is set in the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movie screen. This aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens—enigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), wayward jock Duane (Jeff Bridges), and desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybill Shepherd)—and the aging lost souls who bump up against them in the night like drifting tumbleweeds, including Cloris Leachman’s lonely housewife and Ben Johnson’s grizzled movie-house proprietor. Featuring evocative black-and-white imagery and profoundly felt performances, this hushed depiction of crumbling American values remains the pivotal work in the career of invaluable film historian and director Peter Bogdanovich.

    4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • 4K digital restoration of the director’s cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
    • Texasville (1990), the sequel to The Last Picture Show, presented in both the original theatrical version and a black-and-white version of Peter Bogdanovich’s director’s cut, produced in collaboration with cinematographer Nicholas von Sternberg
    • Two audio commentaries, featuring Bogdanovich and actors Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, and Frank Marshall
    • Three documentaries about the making of the film
    • Q&A with Bogdanovich from 2009
    • Screen tests and location footage
    • Introduction to Texasville featuring Bogdanovich, Shepherd, and actor Jeff Bridges
    • Excerpts from a 1972 television interview with filmmaker François Truffaut about the New Hollywood
    • Trailers
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Graham Fuller and excerpts from an interview with Bogdanovich about Texasville, with a new introduction by Bogdanovich biographer Peter Tonguette

      Cover by F. Ron Miller

    Also on November 14 comes Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven on 4K UHD Blu-ray with what looks like a new Blu-ray version, too.

    Days of Heaven - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Days of Heaven (Criterion) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting films of the twentieth century, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them. In 1910, a Chicago steelworker (Richard Gere) accidentally kills his supervisor, and flees with his girlfriend (Brooke Adams) and his little sister (Linda Manz) to the Texas panhandle, where they find work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer (Sam Shepard). A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating a timeless American idyll that is also a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

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

    • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Audio commentary featuring editor Billy Weber, art director Jack Fisk, costume designer Patricia Norris, and casting director Dianne Crittenden
    • Audio interview with actor Richard Gere
    • Interviews with camera operator John Bailey, cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and actor Sam Shepard
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Adrian Martin and a chapter from director of photography Nestor Almendros’s autobiography
    • Cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

    On November 21, Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets will hit 4K UHD Blu-ray. The release will also be available on Blu-ray.

    Mean Streets - The Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Mean Streets (Criterion) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

    Martin Scorsese emerged as a generation-defining filmmaker with this gritty portrait of 1970s New York City, one of the most influential works of American independent cinema. Set in the insular Little Italy neighborhood of Scorsese’s youth, Mean Streets follows guilt-ridden small-time ringleader Charlie (Harvey Keitel) as he deals with the debts owed by his dangerously volatile best pal, Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), and pressure from his headstrong girlfriend, Teresa (Amy Robinson). As their intertwined lives spiral out of control, Scorsese showcases his precocious mastery of film style—evident in everything from his propulsive editing rhythms to the lovingly curated soundtrack—to create an electrifying vision of sin and redemption.

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

    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
    • Excerpted conversation between Scorsese and filmmaker Richard Linklater from a 2011 Directors Guild of America event
    • Selected-scene audio commentary featuring Scorsese and actor Amy Robinson
    • New video essay by author Imogen Sara Smith about the film’s physicality and portrayal of brotherhood
    • Interview with director of photography Kent Wakeford
    • Excerpt from the documentary Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood (2008) featuring Mean Streets cowriter Mardik Martin as well as Scorsese, journalist Peter Biskind, and filmmaker Amy Heckerling
    • Martin Scorsese: Back on the Block (1973), a promotional video featuring Scorsese on the streets of New York City’s Little Italy neighborhood
    • Trailer
    • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Lucy Sante
    • New cover by Drusilla Adeline/Sister Hyde Design

    And lastly also on November 21 is Claude Chabrol's La cérémonie on Blu-ray.

    La cérémonie - The Criterion Collection 

    La cérémonie (Criterion) 

    Claude Chabrol’s forty-ninth feature stands as the crowning achievement of his prolific career—a coolly riveting study of class dynamics, the psychology of crime, and the sordid secrets lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life. A fascinatingly enigmatic, César Award–winning Isabelle Huppert is the chaotic yin to Sandrine Bonnaire’s tightly coiled yang. They are, respectively, a small-town postal worker and a maid to a wealthy family, a pair of outsiders who form a mysterious alliance that gradually, almost imperceptibly, goes haywire. With a master’s control of sound, editing, and suspense, Chabrol constructs a tour de force of sustained tension that delivers each brilliant shock with ice-pick precision.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

    • New 4K digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
    • Selected-scene commentary featuring Claude Chabrol
    • New introduction by filmmaker Bong Joon Ho
    • Making-of program
    • Archival interviews with Chabrol, actor Sandrine Bonnaire, and cowriter Caroline Eliacheff
    • Episode of the Criterion Channel series Observations on Film Art about the use of offscreen sound
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation
    • PLUS: An essay by crime-fiction and true-crime authority Sarah Weinman
    • New cover by Eric Skillman

    Pre-orders should be available sometime in the next week or two and we'll be sure to update the website as soon as they are.


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  • Disc News Round-up: SteelBooks, Sleaze, and...Charlize?

    Posted Wed Jul 26, 2023 at 11:00 AM PDT by
    Fast X Charlize Theron

    In case you have missed any of our recent announcements, we've provided an abridged version here for your convenience.  It also includes some of the titles that we think you might find interesting that have recently been added to the release calendar.

    Speeding its way to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 8 is Universal's Fast X starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Cena, Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, and many more. The 10th film in The Fast and the Furious franchise is directed by Louis Leterrier and will also have a Walmart exclusive as well as a SteelBook only at Best Buy.

    On September 12, Lionsgate and Walmart will be wrapping up some horror flicks in Blu-ray SteelBooks just in time for Halloween. Choose from The Leprechaun Collection, Rob Zombie's Firefly Trilogy, Rob Zombie's Halloween 1 & 2, Blair Witch & The Blair Witch Project, and Saw 1-8.

    We've also added to our release calendar 4K Blu-ray SteelBooks for William Friedkin's horror classic The Exorcist from Warner Brothers, and for those afraid of heights - Netflix and Lionsgate's thriller Fall.. Both arrive on September 19 only at Best Buy.

    Lionsgate doesn't stop there, on August 7 they will be reissuing the 2013 novel-inspired science fiction action-adventure Ender's Game starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in a Best Buy exclusive SteelBook.

    Ender's Game - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook)

    Warner Brothers has revealed that they are prepping a 30th anniversary edition of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. The 4K UHD Blu-ray + Digital package will include a fully remastered HDR/SDR transfer and audio as well with a September 12 release date.

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 4K

    RLJ Entertainment has a slew of SteelBooks coming exclusively to Walmart this fall: Werewolves Within, Vesper, PG: Psycho Goreman, and Bone Tomahawk on Blu-ray, as well as Arizona, Color Out of Space, and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot on 4K UHD Blu-ray. The SteelBooks will hit stores on November 14.

    Two more erotic horrors from sleaze-maestro Jean Rollin have been announced by Powerhouse Films for limited edition home video releases. Fascination will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray and Lips of Blood will also be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray. They will be available on October 24.

    Fascination 4K        Lips of Blood 4K

    Imprint has six more Blu-rays for their library. They are: The Orphanage (2007), Wind Chill (2007), Bug (2006), The Skeleton Key (2005), The Mad Room (1969), and Night of the Eagle (1962). All six limited edition Blu-rays will be available in early November.

    And finally, The Criterion Collection and Janus Films' new Janus Contemporaries line is coming this fall beginning with Jerzy Skolimowski's EO, Jafar Panahi's No Bears, and Louis Garrel' The Innocent on Blu-ray. The three releases will hit stores October 17.

    EO     No Bears     The Innocent

    That's all we have for now so until next time...Have a great weekend!

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  • Make Some Shelf Space Exploitation and Sexploitation Collectors - Vinegar Syndrome and Distribpix Are Teaming Up!

    Posted Wed Jul 26, 2023 at 07:51 AM PDT by
    Vinegar Syndrome Combines Forces With Distribpix

    Your collection of guilty pleasure exploitation and sexploitation titles is about to get a whole lot... bigger! 

    Do you remember going to your local video rental shop back in the day and there was that mysterious adjacent room just past the Horror section full of "Adult Only" titles? Back then the only thing that separated you from those alluring flicks was a soft velvety curtain. For fans of classic exploitation and sexploitation cinema, you may just want to recreate that fabled room in your home complete with curtain and red twinkle lights now that Vinegar Syndrome and Distribpix are joining forces to bring some of the biggest, best, and kinkiest titles to home video! 

    Full details of which titles haven't been fully hashed out but we're talking about hundreds of titles potentially coming to Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray - let alone picking up their very first disc releases ever! With a new distribution partner comes some exciting new labels populating the already broad swath of genres and labels under the Vinegar Syndrome umbrella. 

    Take a look at the press release for all the details:


    A Home Video Merger of Epic Proportion  

    Bridgeport, Connecticut - Vinegar Syndrome is excited to announce an exclusive distribution partnership with legendary NYC-based exploitation and sexploitation producer and distributor, Distribpix Inc. 

    This partnership will bring Distribpix’s extensive catalog of close to 300 feature films to Home Video, including countless never-on-disc titles as well as classic exploitation films from genre masters such as Michael and Roberta Findlay, the  Amero Brothers, Joe Sarno, Chuck Vincent, Radley Metzger, Ron Sullivan, and  Shaun Costello, among dozens more. Additionally, Distribpix’s unprecedented archive of key 1960s and early 70s exploitation rarities, many of which have been completely unavailable since the VHS and early DVD era, will, at last, be making their return to disc, all newly restored and presented in the type of deluxe, collector-centric editions that both Distribpix and Vinegar Syndrome are known for creating. 

    Vinegar Syndrome co-founder Joe Rubin, in describing the collaboration said, “Vinegar Syndrome and Distribpix have worked together before Vinegar  Syndrome existed. This venture has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more excited to be working on preserving, restoring and releasing this collection.  So many of the best and most significant sexploitation and early hardcore features were produced by Distribpix and it is an honor to finally be able to  consider them part of the Vinegar Syndrome family.” 

    Head of Distribpix Inc, Steven Morowitz responded “The gang at Vinegar  Syndrome is wonderful; they opened their doors and welcomed me into their family. I am honored and grateful for this opportunity and together we are going to produce some absolutely amazing packages. Vinegar Syndrome is the best at what they do, from the highest quality restorations, to top-notch physical releases, so this really is a perfect match and the best spot for Distribpix. Our  companies not only thrive on excellent restorations and releasing, but there is a  major emphasis on film preservation and archiving, which was equally attractive  to me.” 

    While schedule specifics are still being worked out, Radley Metzger and Gerard  Kikoine’s, The Tale of Tiffany Lust (1981), starring Veronica Hart, Vanessa Del  Rio, Desiree Cousteau, Samantha Fox, George Payne, and Dominique St Clair,  will be making its world 4K UHD and Blu-Ray debut late this summer, while  Michael Findlay’s notorious Flesh Trilogy is being prepared for a Blu-Ray release this fall, in partnership with Something Weird Video. Additionally, the Command  Cinema line which has been distributed by Distribpix for the last several years will also be joining the Distribpix/Vinegar Syndrome family and will see both Blu-ray and 4K debuts of producer/director, Cecil Howard’s acclaimed erotica.  

    This monumental merger coincides with the launch of Mélusine, a new online  marketplace for premium home video editions of sexploitation and hardcore  cinema primarily produced during both genres’ golden ages: the early 1960s through the late 1980s. In addition to serving as the new retail home for Command Cinema, several other brandings will be launched:  

    Mélusine, which will serve as the flagship brand, will offer deluxe 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo pack editions of some of the landmark works in hardcore theatrical features, with an emphasis on works by the genre’s most acclaimed filmmakers.  

    Quality X, the name of which pays homage to what was one of the most esteemed early home video distributors of erotic entertainment, will offer single film Blu-ray editions of standout and hidden gem theatrical hardcore features from around the globe.  

    Distribpix itself will become home to all things sexploitation, pulling from both  Vinegar Syndrome and Distribpix’s vast libraries and ranging from the earliest nudie cuties all the way through the tail end of theatrical softcore. Releases will be single, double and triple feature Blu-rays.   

    Finally, Vinegar Syndrome’s acclaimed hardcore feature branding, Peekarama, will continue to offer double feature Blu-rays of hardcore films in all genres. In keeping with Vinegar Syndrome and Distribpix’s focus on film preservation,  releases under all branding will meet the highest standards in presentation quality and the most comprehensive available extras. 

    The union between the two companies will produce the widest and most diverse catalog of exploitation, sexploitation, and classic hardcore features, available on disc anywhere in the world.

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  • More Blu-rays! More 4Ks! More Blu-ray 3D! OCN Distribution Adds Two New Labels!

    Posted Thu Jul 6, 2023 at 05:30 AM PDT by
    OCN Distribution - New Labels and New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray for 2023 and 2024

    NEW OCN Distribution Partner Labels Ensure Physical Media Will Have A Long Shelf Life

    Vinegar Syndrome's sister company OCN Distribution adds two exciting new labels to their growing consortium of companies dedicated to preserving popular, weird, wild, and obscure films on physical media. That means more Blu-rays, more 4K UHD, and yes - even more Blu-ray 3D discs coming our way! 

    News broke earlier this week ahead of the 4th of July holiday that exploitation label Culture Shock would be leaving the OCN Distribution partner catalog to go their own way as they expand their collection of titles. While exploitation fans may miss seeing new Culture Shock titles in the new monthly OCN releases, there's good news on the horizon. In a press release OCN Distribution details they've added two new exciting partner labels to their catalog ensuring that not only will their monthly assortment of exciting titles continue to grow, but see films earn their first-time releases on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and even new Blu-ray 3D releases! 

    The first big highlight of the press releases is the news that the new imprint Art Label run by Warren Xian, formally of Culture Shock releasing, will be joining the OCN Distribution collective. As the name implies, Art Label aims to expand beyond horror and exploitation titles to encompass rare, obscure, and well-known art house titles.

    The next big piece of news in this press release is that independent cinema caretakers IFC Films will be joining OCN Distribution! On top of their expansive back catalog, IFC continues to give new films a shot on home video rather than letting them get lost (or deleted) in the streaming weeds. This means back catalog titles that were only issued on DVD may see their Blu-ray debuts and even some 4K UHD upgrades as new titles continue to reach physical media!

    Collectors should see the first releases from both Art Label and IFC Films arrive in December!

    While it may be sad to see Culture Shock leave this exciting network, it's awesome to hear they're not going away either. When we have more news about where they land and when their next releases arrive we'll let you all know. HDD has had a great time checking out their discs so we're happy and excited to see what's next in store for them. At the same time, it's impossible to hold back enthusiasm for what's coming from OCN with two new labels and current partners expanding their collections. That just means more awesome new movies, more slick exclusive slipcovers, and more money happily vanishing from our wallets every month!

    For all the gory details, check out the full OCN press release below:


    OCN DISTRIBUTION ADDS TWO NEW PARTNER LABELS FOR FALL 2023

    [Bridgeport, CT July 6th, 2023] – OCN Distribution, sister company of popular boutique genre home video label Vinegar Syndrome, is expanding its roster of Partner Labels in 2023 (and beyond) with at least two more new labels introduced in this calendar year. 

    Following up the addition of labels like the Australian based Umbrella and the US based XYZ Films and Film Desk in 2023 thus far, OCN Distribution is adding two more exciting labels to its consistently expanding lineup this fall, while the current lineup will continue regular releases including the first 4K UHD from Canadian International Pictures and the first 3D BD release from any of the OCN partner labels, via Dekanalog. 

    The first addition to the OCN roster has been years in the making and we are very excited to announce that IFC Films will be joining OCN, with extras packed upgrades of select titles, including some previously only released on DVD, alongside future UHD upgrades and new to home video releases. It’s a relationship that will build on IFC’s exquisite curation at the forefront of independent cinema both domestic and abroad, which has been cultivated for decades.

    The first IFC Films release will land in December’s Partner’s Only month and its director, Alex Ross Perry, had the following to say about working with OCN on the release: "The work being done by OCN is invaluable when it comes to creating essential physical media home video releases of films that might otherwise not be given the luxury treatment. IFC's catalog is nearly unparalleled when it comes to crucial and significant independent cinema over the past few decades. The possibilities of this partnership are endless, and I am flattered that my previous work with OCN on the definitive Her Smell blu-ray - and their desire to release more of my films - has played a small role in building this relationship”. 

    Also launching in December’s Partner’s Only month will be brand new imprint Art Label, run by Warren Xian, formerly of Culture Shock Releasing which will operate without Xian going forward. As many OCN fans are aware, Culture Shock Releasing will be parting ways with OCN this summer and will seek alternative means of distribution. Xian had the following to say about staying with OCN and forming his own label: “With Art Label, I am excited to broaden the horizons of what I was doing with Culture Shock Releasing. We will be expanding beyond horror and exploitation into past and present art house cinema, from the deep fringe to the well known. Working with OCN has been very liberating, allowing me to focus my energy on acquiring more titles and gathering more bonus material for each release, and I am delighted to be continuing that relationship.”  

    OCN is very excited about these two new partner labels, and more labels to come in 2024! This fall will be a banner season for OCN Distribution, with an average of 15 releases per month from September through December and that will only increase going into the following year, which will contain even more surprises, including never before on disc titles, unexpected UHD upgrades, comprehensive filmmaker box sets and more! 








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  • Family Favorite Harry and the Hendersons Picks Up Six New Blu-ray Mediabooks from Turbine!

    Posted Tue Jun 13, 2023 at 06:51 AM PDT by
    Harry and the Hendersons (Big Foot Und Die Hendersons) - Mediabook Blu-ray Turbine Median

    The film that made giant cryptids everyone's family friend, Harry and the Hendersons - or Big Foot Und Die Hendersons is getting SIX new Limited Edtion Mediabook releases from Germany's Turbine Medien.

    Seriously though, where would The History Channel or The Learning Channel even be today without Harry and the Hendersons? Already the subject of numerous horror films including the infamous Charles B. Pierce flicks The Legend of Boggie Creek and Boggie Creek II... and the Legend ContinuesHarry and the Hendersons took a page out of Spielberg's playbook and made the shoewear-challenged beast everyone's favorite family friend. This movie delighted me as a kid and amazingly it still holds up well today. There was also a half-way decent sitcom that ran for three seasons. Now Turbine gives fans of this family favoite six new limited edition Mediabooks for the collection.

    Harry and the Hendersons - Mediabook A
    555 Units

    Harry and the Hendersons - Mediabook B
    333 Units

    Harry and the Hendersons - Mediabook C
    222 Units

    Harry and the Hendersons - Mediabook D
    333 Units

    Harry and the Hendersons - Mediabook E
    222 Units

    Harry and the Hendersons - Mediabook F
    333 Units


    And here's everything you're going to get in this Mediabook release of "Big Foot Und Die Hendersons"

    On a trip to the woods, the Hendersons run into the legendary Bigfoot in front of their car. Believing they killed the shaggy giant, George, Nancy and children Sarah and Ernie secretly take him home. However, when Bigfoot wakes up there again, he turns the house completely upside down. There is panic at first before the Hendersons realize the good-natured nature of their furry new roommate, Harry. But when not only the neighbors but also the press and a Bigfoot hunter find out about them, a race against time begins to bring the supposed monster to safety again...

    With BIGFOOT AND THE HENDERSONS, Steven Spielberg's production company Amblin created a wild adventure comedy for the whole family. Rick Baker designed Harry's costume and won the 1988 Oscar(R) for it, having previously done so with An American Werewolf in London.

    Technical specifications:
    Language / sound: German DTS-HD MA 5.1, German DTS 2.0, English DTS-HD MA 5.1, English DTS 2.0, German DD 5.1, German DD 2.0, English DD 5.1, English DD 2.0
    Bildformat: 1,85:1 (1080p24 Full HD), 1,85:1 (16:9 anamorph, PAL)
    Subtitles: German, German for the hearing impaired, English, English for the hearing impaired
    Running time: 111 minutes

    Bonus Material:

    • Audio commentary by director William Dear*
    • Anniversary discussion with William Dear & Rick Baker*
    • Removed Scenes*
    • In the footsteps of Bigfoot*
    • Making of*
    • Promo-Featurette*
    • Trailer USA / D

    * with optional German/English subtitles

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