Monday, May 21, 2018

For the period ending May 18, 2018 ... New DVD and Blu-ray selections added to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report's database.

For the period ending May 18, 2018 ... New DVD and Blu-ray selections added to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report's database.

 

DVD New Additions:

 

BBC Home Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released Cold Feet: The New Years Season One (2 disc set), Little Women, Mum: Season One and Silent Witness: Season 5 (2 disc set)

Bayview Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released Bodystrikes by PowerStrike: Workout One, Bodystrikes by PowerStrike: Workout Two, Bodystrikes by PowerStrike: Workout Three and Callanetics: Tone Zone

Big Blind Media
05/15/18 — Released Steve Rowe: Gumfounded

Blue Forge Films (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Jared's House and Trade

Camina Entertainment, Inc. (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Upstairs Inferno

Championship Productions
05/15/18 — Released Creating Man-Up Situations in the 7-Star Motion Offense, Frank Martin's Half Court Pressure Man-to-Man Defense (3 disc set), Greg Kampe: Bunch Series & Change of Pace Offensive Sets, Leveraging the Faceguard in a Motion Offense and Run and Gun Basketball: The Complete Guide to the Grinnell System

Comedy Dynamics (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood!

Criterion Collection
08/14/18 — Sets Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
08/21/18 — Sets Heaven Can Wait and Smithereens
08/28/18 — Sets Memories of Underdevelopment (Spanish) (2 disc set) and Tree of Life (3 disc set)

DreamScape Media, LLC
05/15/18 — Released Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion

Eagle Rock Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story

Eros
05/15/18 — Released Mukkabaaz (Hindi) (ARR of 123 days; box office: $75,929)

Five Carat Films (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Je T'amie

Freestyle Digital Media (MOD)
05/08/18 — Released Generational Sins and Swing Away

Frolic Pictures (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Double Feature (2 film set: Fright Night, Karate Kids U.S.A. (aka: The Little Dragons)), Double Feature (2 film set: Get Christie Love, Children of the Night (aka: Daughters of Darkness)), Double Feature (2 film set: Hollywood Man, Maybe I'll Come Home in Spring), Double Feature (2 film set: Lazarus Syndrome, Against a Crooked Sky) and Double Feature (2 film set: Santa Claus vs. the Devil (aka: Santa Claus), A Christmas without Snow)

Full 52 Productions
05/15/18 — Released David Forrest: Focus and Mark Elsdon: Simplimental

FUNimation
05/15/18 — Released One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage Five (2 disc set)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released 101 Seconds, Apartment 212, Miracle (Russian) and Sax Man

Hallmark Channel
05/15/18 — Released Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream

I-Cine
05/15/18 — Released Bi Mat Ngot Ngao, Part 1 (13 disc set), Bi Mat Ngot Ngao, Part 2 (13 disc set) and Co Vo Bat Dac Vi (16 disc set)

Icarus Films
07/17/18 — Sets Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg

Indican Pictures
06/12/18 — Sets Intersection

In the Studio with Dianne Mize (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Exploring Value Relationships: Contrasts for Focal Points, Exploring Value Relationships: Contrasts Within Gradations, Exploring Value Relationships: Degrees of Contrasts, Working with Shadows: Cool Light, Warm Shadows, Working with Shadows: Textures in Shadows and Working with Shadows: Warm Light, Cool Shadows

J&R Adventures
05/15/18 — Released Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Explosion Live (2 disc set)

Kino Lorber
05/15/18 — Released Crew, Forbidden Films (German), How Do I Love Thee, Lady Takes a Chance and Mastermind

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released Bent, Forgiven, Honor List and Manor

Maverick Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released Moma's Spirit

Mill Creek Entertainment
08/07/18 — Adds Documentary Now! (2 disc set) (with Digital Copy)

Multicom Entertainment Group (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released M.I.A.: A Great Evil and Rooftop in Gaza (Hebrew)

National Geographic Video (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released National Geographic: The Incredible Dr. Pol - Season 12 (2 disc set) and National Geographic: Planet of the Birds

Oceanus Pictures (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Sand Castles

PBS Direct
05/15/18 — Released NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers, Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Pinkamagine It! and Unforgotten: Season Two (2 disc set)

Paramount Home Media
06/12/18 — Adds Sherlock Gnomes (ARR of 81 days; box office: $41,760,161)
06/19/18 — Sets Death of Stalin (ARR of 102 days; box office: $7,752,079)

Rarefilmsandmore.com (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released 491 (Swedish), Battle of Okinawa (Japanese), Der Mann Der Den Mord Beging (German), Desert of the Tartars (Italian), Ein Walzer Um Den Stephansturm (German), El Sexto Sentido (Spanish), Empire M (Arabic), Inkognito (German), Intermezzo (German), Le Monde Tremblera (French), Liebelei und Liebe (German), Paul und Pauline (German), Savoy Hotel 217 (German), Schatten Der Vergangenheit (German), Singende Jugend (German), Soldaten - Kameraden (German), Unsterbliche Melodien (German), White Bim Black Ear (Russian) (2 disc set) and Wide Road (Finnish)

Reel Nightmare Films (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Stealing Sunrise 2: Malibu Trail

Reliance
05/15/18 — Released 1921 (Hindi) and Aiyaary (Hindi)

Revelation Video (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Railroad Video Quarterly #103: Spring 2018

Saina Video Vision
05/15/18 — Released Carbon (Malayalam)

Serpent Films (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Across The Bridge, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory, By Appointment Only, Chained for Life, Come on Rangers, Concrete Cowboys, Invisible Killer, Mother (silent-1926), Night Fright, Oh, Mr. Porter!, Project: Kill, Rattlers, Rim of the Canyon, Riders of the Rockies, Riders of the Whistling Pines, Rock River Renegades, Rocketship X-M, Round-Up Time in Texas, Salome Where She Danced, Sphinx and World Accuses

Silent Hall of Fame (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Craving (silent-1916)

Smark Mark Video (MOD)
05/08/18 — Released Freelance Wrestling: Freelance Underground vs. GCW – Chicago, IL, Glory Pro Wrestling: Only the Strong Survive - Collinsville, IL and IWA Mid-South: In Like a Lion - Memphis, IN
05/15/18 — Released IWA Mid-South: Mance Warner: Birth of the Southern Psycho, Volume 1 and IWA Mid-South: Running with the Bulls - Memphis, IN

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
05/15/18 — Released Submergence

Synergetic Distribution (MOD)
05/08/18 — Released Amateur Teens, Cracking the Shakespeare Code, James Mullinger: Anything is Possible, Kira Soltanovich: You Did This To Me?, Mary Loss of Soul, Mystery Beneath and Object: Urim & Thummin

The Orchard (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released They

Time-Life Video
05/15/18 — Released Jackie Gleason Show in Color: Deluxe Edition (3 disc set)

Uni Music – Gaither Music Group
05/15/18 — Released Gaither Vocal Band: We Have This Moment

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
05/15/18 — Released Bold Type: Season One (3 disc set) and Samson (ARR of 88 days; box office: $4,719,494)

Universal – Vault Series (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Boom!, FM, Misleading Lady, Phantom President and Zaza

Vertical Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released 10X10

Vinegar Syndrome
06/26/18 — Sets Ms. Magnificent and Naughty Network

Virgil Films & Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released I Am MLK Jr. (ARR of 11 days; box office: $1,333)

Vision Video
05/15/18 — Released Jesus Dead and Buried

WWE
05/15/18 — Released WWE: WrestleMania 2018 (3 disc set)

Warner Bros. Home Ent.
05/15/18 — Released Rick & Morty: The Complete Third Season (2 disc set)

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
06/05/18 — Adds Baby Face Harrington, Band Plays On, Kid Nightingale, Man From Down Under and Modern Hero
06/12/18 — Adds Air Raid Wardens/Nothing But Trouble, Devil's Brother/Bonnie Scotland and Lost in a Harem / Abbott and Costello in Hollywood  
06/19/18 — Sets Chaser, My Past and Tender Comrade
06/26/18 — Sets Million Dollar Mermaid, Pagan Love Song and Thrill of a Romance

Wild Eye Releasing (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released House on Elm Lake

YRF Home Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released Hichki (Hindi) (with bonus CD)

Zondervan
05/15/18 — Released Apologetics at the Cross Video Lectures (2 disc set)

Blu-ray New Additions:

 

Arrow Video
07/17/18 — Sets Doom Asylum

Criterion Collection
08/14/18 — Sets Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
08/21/18 — Sets Heaven Can Wait and Smithereens
08/28/18 — Sets Memories of Underdevelopment (Spanish) and Tree of Life (2 disc set)

Eagle Rock Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story

FUNimation
05/15/18 — Released elDLIVE (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack) and TsukigaKirei (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released 101 Seconds, Apartment 212, Miracle (Russian) and Sax Man

J&R Adventures
05/15/18 — Released Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Explosion Live

Kino Lorber
05/15/18 — Released Crew, How Do I Love Thee, Lady Takes a Chance, Mastermind, Pyromaniac’s Love Story and Sacrifice (Swedish) (2 disc set)

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
05/15/18 — Released Bent (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) and Forgiven (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Maiden Japan
05/15/18 — Released Yona Yona Penguin

Mill Creek Entertainment
08/07/18 — Adds Documentary Now! (2 disc set) (with Digital Copy)

Nuclear Blast
05/15/18 — Released Over Kill: Live In Overhausen (Blu-ray/2 CD Combo Pack)

PBS Direct
05/15/18 — Released Unforgotten: Season Two (2 disc set)

Paramount Home Media
06/12/18 — Adds Sherlock Gnomes (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Shout! Factory
05/15/18 — Released Carbon Copy, Doctor Blood's Coffin and It's Alive Trilogy (3 film set: It's Alive, It Lives Again, It's Alive III: Island of the Alive) (3 disc set)

Smark Mark Video (MOD)
05/08/18 — Released Freelance Wrestling: Freelance Underground vs. GCW – Chicago, IL and IWA Mid-South: In Like a Lion - Memphis, IN
05/15/18 — Released GCW: The Untouchables - Villa Park, IL, IWA Mid-South: Running with the Bulls - Memphis, IN and IWA Mid-South: Mance Warner: Birth of the Southern Psycho, Volume 1

Tempe Video (MOD)
05/15/18 — Released Platoon of the Dead and Poison Sweethearts

Thunderbean Animation
05/15/18 — Released Fleischer Rarities: Treasures from the Fleischer Studios

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
05/15/18 — Released Die Hard: 30th Anniversary Edition (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) and Super Troopers (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
05/15/18 — Released Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, K-9, Kicking and Screaming, Problem Child 2, Samson (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) and The Wizard
07/17/18 — Sets Truth or Dare (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

VIZ Media
05/15/18 — Released Bleach: Set Four (4 disc set)

Vinegar Syndrome
06/26/18 — Sets Blood Theatre/The Visitants (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) and Grave Robbers (aka: Dead Mate) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)

WWE
05/15/18 — Released WWE: WrestleMania 2018 (2 disc set)

Warner Bros. Home Ent.
05/15/18 — Released Rick & Morty: The Complete Third Season
05/22/18 — Adds Daphne & Velma (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
06/05/18 — Adds Last Ship: The Complete Fourth Season (2 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
06/19/18 — Sets Alex & Me (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
06/26/18 — Sets Black Lightning: The Complete First Season (2 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
07/31/18 — Sets LEGO DC Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
06/05/18 — Adds Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (2 disc set)
06/12/18 — Adds Designing Women
06/19/18 — Sets 2 Weeks in Another Town
06/26/18 — Sets Colossus of Rhodes and Super Fly

Well Go U.S.A.
05/15/18 — Released Monkey King 3 (Mandarin)










 

 

Paramount Home Media Targets June 12 For The Release Of DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Editions Of Sherlock Gnomes


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Paramount Home Media announced this past week that director John Stevenson’s animated sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet, Sherlock Gnomes, will be available on June 12 as DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack selections.

The ARR works out to 81 days and domestic box office receipts currently stand at $41.8 million.

Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) team up with the famous Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) and his sidekick, Gnome Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), to solve the mystery of the missing garden gnomes!   

Of course, the evil Moriarty (voiced by Jamie Demetriou) is behind the theft, but in an exciting open sequence this dastardly villain is seemingly crushed to smithereens by a dinosaur skeleton.   But, we soon learn that Moriarty is the master of deception.

Clues must be followed, misunderstandings must be resolved and the garden gnomes must be saved before Moriarty works his evil mischief and crushes them!!!    

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyBonus goodies are limited to the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack SKU.   There is a behind-the-scenes presentation titled “Gnome is Where the Heart Is,” plus three featurettes — “All Roads Lead to Gnome,” “Miss Gnomer” and “Animating Sherlock Gnomes” — the Mary J. Blige music video, “Stronger Than I Ever Was” and animation tutorial title “How to Draw” (Sherlock Gnomes, Watson, the Goons and Moriarty).

In other release news from Paramount Home Media this past week, look to June 19 for the DVD debut of director Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin, a devastatingly funny black comedy about the death of Joseph Stalin in March of 1953.

The ARR for IFC Films theatrical release 102 days and the box office take was $7.8 million.

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This is the “Cliff Notes” version of the events that occurred in the immediate aftermath of Stalin’s (played by Adrian McLoughlin) sudden death from a cerebral hemorrhage in early March of 1953.   Since he was a dictator, there was no clear line of succession, which means a power vacuum was created … which is precisely what filmmaker Armando Iannucci focuses on (with satirical glee, we might add).

Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale), the head of the secret police, immediately begins to plot a rise to power — Beria was even a suspect in “poisoning” Stalin — and his puppet will be Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), but Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi) and Molotov (Michael Palin) have plans of their own.   Throw in Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana (Andrea Riseborough) and his crazy son, Vasily (Rupert Friend), and you have plenty of comrades with a lust for power to go around.  Thus begins a Machiavellian dance of power, which history records that Khrushchev won by year-end.

Bonus features include deleted scenes and the behind-the-scenes featurette titled “Directors, Murderers and Comrades … Oh My!”


Mill Creek Entertainment Adds DVD And Blu-ray Editions Of Documentary Now! To Its Aug. 7 Release Calendar


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Even though it has been nominated for the Emmy Awards twice for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, there’s a pretty good chance you might have missed a certain cable series from producers Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas. 

After all, there is just so much time in the day and those “500 channels” hum along 24/7 and upon seeing the title Documentary Now! in the cable listings it might not be an attention grabber for you.   Documentaries can be a tad dry and usually targeted for a specific audience.

Documentary Now! is not what you think.   If you thought Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show were hilarious as muckumentaries, then Documentary Now! is something that you are going to want to discover!

And coincidently, Mill Creek Entertainment has just announced that double-disc DVD and Blu-ray helpings of Documentary Now! have been added to its Aug. 7 price-to-collect release calendar featuring the first two seasons.   How convenient is that!!

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All 14 episodes from the series first two seasons are included here.   Each “documentary” is hosted by Helen Mirren and features Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, plus guest stars, which include the likes of Anne Hathaway, Jack Black, Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Peter Fonda and filmmakers Paul Thomas Anderson and Cameron Crowe … and more!

You can now get the details — with tongue firmly planted in cheek — on all of the juicy stories that didn’t happen!!!


MVD Entertainment Group Preps "Rewind Collection" Blu-ray Edition Of Director Jamie Dixon's Shadow Builder For Delivery On Aug. 28


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
MVD Entertainment Group was out last week with news about director Vincent Monton’s Windrider joining the company’s popular “Rewind Collection” series as a Blu-ray product offering on July 24.   

The spray of the surf hasn’t settle on that news quite yet when a long-lead announcement for the company’s next “Rewind Collection” special edition on Blu-ray surfaced.   Drum roll please … mark it, Aug. 28.

The candidate for a new hi-def push on that date is none other than director Jamie Dixon’s 1998 “soul eating” horror gem, Shadow Builder.

Drawn from Bram Skoker’s 1881 short story, “The Shadow Builder,” we are witness to a fiendish plan by a rogue Catholic Archbishop who summons a demon from hell to seek out and destroy a future saint while still a child.   

The beast (Andrew Jackson — Sea Wolf) has the power to control people’s minds and turn its victims into “solid” shadows that crumble to dust when sunlight shines upon them.   This same sunlight is the beast’s Achilles heel in that sunlight can destroy it … it moves from shadow to shadow in seek of its target.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyPitted against the creature is an unlikely priest by the name of Father Vassey (Michael Rooker — Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, JFK, Cliffhanger, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc.), who doesn’t look or act like your typical “father.”

Bonus features for this “Rewind Collection” special edition Blu-ray release of Shadow Builder include commentary from director Jamie Dixon (who founded Hammerhead Productions in 1995 and became one the film industry’s top visual effects techs with credits that include Prometheus, The Chronicles of Riddick, Titanic, Deep Blue Sea, etc.) and three newly-prepared production featurettes — “Making of Shadow Builder,” “Shadow Builder: Visual Effects” and “Shadow Builder: Kevin Zeger.”

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Indican Pictures Taps June 12 For The DVD Debut Of Director Tim French's Neo-Noir Thriller Intersection


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Indican Pictures announced this past week that director Tim French’s award-winning neo-noir thriller, Intersection, will be making its DVD debut on June 12.

We are introduced to Cobb Mills’ (Hoyt Richards) backstory, the death of his teenage daughter in an auto accident, which serves to define his character and explain his annual pilgrimage to the remote Central Valley town of Dusty Springs (filmed in Taft, California).  Each year he returns and places a memorial wreath at the site of the accident.   

He is caught in an endless cycle of blame and grief.   It has destroyed his marriage, his life … and reduced him to a man who finds solace, courage and redemption in the nearest bar.   This year could be his last trip, maybe next year, but with his downward spiral, it is just a matter of time when this horrific event claims its final victim.

French does an excellent job of quickly setting up the character of Cobb Mills.   A man stuck in the past for reasons that make all the sense in the world to him.  

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After laying the wreath, he retires to a local watering hole to drown his sorrows, but soon returns to the site of the accident for one last moment before hitting the road.   He discovers that something has changed, roses have been added to his memorial.   It is a curious thing.

Cobb soon learns that a woman by the name of “Nash” (played by Anabella Casanova) is the one who added the flowers and thanks her for her kindness and then prepares to leave, but his car won’t start.   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
For mystery fans, especially with a femme fatale involved, there are two big red flags flying … the “chance” meeting with a beautiful woman, followed suddenly by being stranded in a small town.   What are the odds?

Intersection turns into a devilishly-good neo-noir thriller as Cobb has to wait three days for his car to be fixed, which is just enough time for Nash to work her seductive ways on him.   Maybe it is just two strangers hitting it off … or maybe it is something else.

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That “something else” soon materializes in the form of a nasty fellow by the name of Jake (Scott King), who makes a show of flashing Nash’s picture around places that Cobb might have visited in the little hamlet of Dusty Springs.   Sure enough, word gets to Cobb that someone is looking for his friend, which she immediately confesses as being her ex-husband, who she betrayed and he is mean as a snake.

Circle June 12 on your DVD viewing calendar if you are a fan of mystery thrillers as Jake is everything as advertised.    Has our hero, Cobb, been cleverly maneuvered into being the champion of a desperate woman … or has he been played?

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey