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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Arrives On 4K UHD Blu-ray May 21st!

Nearly ten years after the first movie wowed audiences around the world, Hiccup and Toothless return to captivate fans with an adventure of a lifetime in DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD. The final quest from Dean DeBlois’ (Lilo & StichHow to Train Your Dragon trilogy) arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on May 7, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD, and On Demand May 21, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “the perfect conclusion to one of the best animated trilogies of all time” (Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment) and certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes®, the film opened at #1 in over 40 markets. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital versions feature over an hour of exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content including an alternate opening, two DreamWorks animated shorts, deleted scenes and more. Continue reading ‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Arrives On 4K UHD Blu-ray May 21st!’

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‘The Woman In The Window’ [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD May 20, 2019!

One of legendary director Fritz Lang’s first noir films, The Woman in the Window is also rightfully considered one of the most important examples of the genre, a landmark movie that became one of the initial representations of noir first singled out by French critics after WWII. A triumph for Lang, legendary writer/producer Nunnally Johnson (The Grapes of Wrath), and leading man Edward G. Robinson (shedding his earlier gangster roles to portray a love-struck obsessive), the film remains a classic American nail-biter. Robinson is Richard Wanley, a successful psychiatrist biding his time while his wife and children are on vacation when he encounters beautiful Alice (a radiant Joan Bennett), who bears an uncanny resemblance to the subject of a portrait he had just admired. When Richard and Alice retire to her home, her wealthy, jealous boyfriend intrudes, and is killed after a struggle. Alice convinces Richard to cover up the crime, but as Richard’s district attorney friend (Raymond Massey) investigates and the boyfriend’s bodyguard (Dan Duryea) begins to apply pressure to Richard, the walls begin to close in… Continue reading ‘‘The Woman In The Window’ [Eureka! Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD May 20, 2019!’

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Scream Factory Brings THE BRAIN To Blu-ray April 30th!

The sci fi horror film The Brain comes to Blu-ray™ on April 30, 2019, from Scream Factory. The release is packed with extensive new bonus features, including new audio commentaries with director Ed Hunt (Halloween Hell), composer Paul Zaza and actor Tom Bresnahan (The Kingdom), and interviews with actress Cynthia Preston (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), actor George Buza (X-Men), assistant art director Michael Borthwick, and more.

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Shoots It Out on 4K UHD 6/11

Director Michael Bay’s powerful and engrossing drama 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi arrives on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time ever June 11, 2019 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Debuting just in time for Father’s Day, the 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack includes the film in 4K Ultra HD as well as a second Blu-ray Disc with over an hour of bonus content. Go behind-the-scenes with the ex-military operators recounting the extraordinary detail involved in recreating the events from the attack. Plus, join the cast and crew as they highlight the filmmaking process and how director Michael Bay brought the film to life.  The must-own set also includes access to a digital copy of the film. Continue reading ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Shoots It Out on 4K UHD 6/11′

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THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Master Builds Onto 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray May 7th!

It’s time to go where no brick has gone before when “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part”arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jurassic World”) as Emmet; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games” movies, “Love & Mercy”) as Lucy, aka Wyldstyle; Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movies,” TV’s “Arrested Development”) as LEGO Batman; Alison Brie (TV’s “GLOW,” TV’s “Community”) as Unikitty; Nick Offerman (“Fargo,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as MetalBeard; and Charlie Day (the “Horrible Bosses” movies, TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia”) as Benny. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip,” “Keanu”) and Stephanie Beatriz (“Short Term 12,” TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as new characters Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi and General Mayhem, respectively, and Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” TV’s “Big Mouth”), as Mom. Continue reading ‘THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART Master Builds Onto 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray May 7th!’

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TARANTULA Crawls Onto Scream Factory Blu-ray April 30th!

Giant spider strikes! Scream Factory proudly presents the ‘50s horror classic Tarantula on Blu-ray for the first time on April 30th, 2019. This release comes packed with bonus features such as a new 2K scan of the original film elements and new audio commentary. Fans can preorder the film now at shoutfactory.com. Biochemist Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll, North by Northwest) has a plan to feed the world by using a special growth formula on plants and animals. Instead he creates terror beyond imagining when his work spawns a spider of mammoth proportions!
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Batman vs. TMNT Coming to 4K Ultra HD!

In December of 2015, DC and IDW crossed paths in the form Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles making a most unlikely alliance to fight their respective ways back home. Almost two years to the date later, the heroes of five grouped together once more in another six-issue comic book mini-series. Strap on your shells, folks, because another meeting of these iconic crime fighters is about to go down, this time on Ultra 4K Blu-ray!

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Swing Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in June 2019

This June, John Cameron Mitchell’s trailblazing queer rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch will join the Criterion Collection, making its Blu-ray debut in a new 4K restoration. Sergei Bondarchuk’s Oscar-winning epic War and Peace, an awe-inspiring adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel, will appear in a major new restoration. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers play out a fine romance and perform some of Hollywood’s greatest dance numbers in the irresistible musical comedy Swing Time, appearing on Blu-ray for the first time. The French iconoclast Bruno Dumont explores the human condition through the brutality and beauty of small-town life in his first two films, La vie de Jésus and L’humanité, both appearing in new 4K restorations approved by the director. And that’s not all-our year of releases commemorating Ingmar Bergman’s centennial draws to a close with a Blu-ray edition of the Swedish master’s trilogy of chamber dramas exploring faith and alienation: Through a Glass DarklyWinter Lightand The Silence.

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‘The Man Who Laughs’ [Flicker Alley] on Blu-ray & DVD May 28, 2019!

Flicker Alley, in partnership with Universal Pictures, are proud to present Universal Pictures new 4K restoration of the 1928 silent classic, The Man Who Laughs, accompanied by a newly recorded orchestral score by the Berklee School of Music. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the story centers on the extraordinary adventures of Gwynplaine (Conrad Veidt), whose wide and mirthless grin inspired DC Comics legendary Batman villain, the Joker. Veidt’s character has become well known to most cinephiles. Orphaned as a child, Gwynplaine is punished by the king for his father s transgressions, by having face carved into a hideous grin. Disfigured and alone, Gwynplaine rescues a blind girl Dea (Mary Philbin), and both end up starring in a sideshow where they fall in love. Because she cannot see, Dea does not know about her lover’s tormented grin.  Part of Universal Pictures ongoing silent restoration initiative, The Man Who Laughs honors the studio’s rich film history that has spanned more than a century. The primary source element for this restoration was a 35mm composite fine grain from the Universal Pictures vault, created in 1954 from the nitrate original camera negative. NBCUniversal’s restoration team was able to stabilize and deflicker the film as well as repair scratches, warps, and dirt. The 4K digital restoration was completed by NBCUniversal StudioPost.  Continue reading ‘‘The Man Who Laughs’ [Flicker Alley] on Blu-ray & DVD May 28, 2019!’

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‘The Last Warning’ [Flicker Alley] on Blu-ray & DVD May 28, 2019!

Universal Pictures and Flicker Alley present Universal Pictures new 4K restoration of the 1929 silent classic, The Last Warning, accompanied by a newly recorded score from Arthur Barrow. Adapted from Thomas F. Fallon s 1922 Broadway play of the same name, The Last Warning is based on the story The House of Fear by Wadsworth Camp and centers on an unsolved murder that occurs during a live Broadway performance. When the victim s body goes missing, the death remains unsolved and the theater is condemned. That is, until years later when a suspicious new producer arrives to restage the play with the original cast and crew. As one of the last silents Universal produced, The Last Warning was later released as a part-talkie with roughly sixty feet of sound scenes added. Part of Universal’s ongoing silent restoration initiative, The Last Warning honors the studio’s rich film history that has spanned more than a century. Universal’s team of restoration experts conducted a worldwide search for The Last Warning’s available elements, ultimately working with materials from the Cinémathèque française, and the Packard Humanities Institute Collection in the UCLA Film & Television Archive. NBCUniversal’s restoration team was able to stabilize and deflicker the film as well as repair scratches, warps, and dirt. The 4K digital restoration was completed by NBCUniversal StudioPost. Continue reading ‘‘The Last Warning’ [Flicker Alley] on Blu-ray & DVD May 28, 2019!’

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Own BETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON FOUR On Blu-ray May 7th!

S’all good, man!  The prequel to the Emmy®-winning phenomenon Breaking Bad, BETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON FOUR lands on Blu-ray™ and DVD May 7 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  In the critically acclaimed show’s fourth season, the death of Jimmy McGill’s brother catalyzes his transformation into the bigger-than-life legal legend Saul Goodman.  Now, Jimmy steps into the criminal world, putting his future as a lawyer — and his relationship with Kim Wexler — in deep jeopardy. BETTER CALL SAUL: SEASON FOUR stars Bob Odenkirk (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) as Jimmy McGill, Jonathan Banks (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) as Mike Ehrmantraut, Rhea Seehorn (TV’s “Franklin & Bash”) as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian (The Last Exorcism) as Howard Hamlin, Michael Mando (TV’s “Orphan Black”) as Nacho Varga, and Giancarlo Esposito (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) as Gus Fring. The AMC drama series, produced by Sony Pictures Television, hails from creators Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould, who serve as executive producers along with Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz, and Gennifer Hutchison.

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Destroyer Debuts This April on Blu-ray!

DestroyerI’m so excited to finally check this film out!  Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman* gives a Golden Globe-nominated performance in this gritty, suspenseful crime drama. In the years since she engaged in an undercover drug ring assignment that ended tragically, L.A.P.D. detective Erin Bell (Kidman) has stumbled along a path of self-destruction. But now that the ring’s boss has resurfaced, Bell is drawn back into action to try to stop a violent new crime wave. Forced to face the demons of her past, she begins an odyssey that’s as deeply personal as it is dangerous. Continue reading ‘Destroyer Debuts This April on Blu-ray!’

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‘November’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD May 13, 2019!

One of the most inventive, magical, and also exceedingly funny films of recent international cinema, November evokes influences as varied as Guy Maddin and The Brothers Grimm, Bela Tarr and Jan vankmajer, while also remaining wholly and deliriously original. It’s unlike anything else you’ve ever seen and that’s even if you’ve seen a bunch of black-and-white Estonian fairy tale films. Young Lina and Hans are preparing to marry in their village in the woods, when Hans becomes entranced by the arrival of a visiting baroness. Love spells are conjured so that each receives their intended mate, but there are more sinister things afoot. Death can visit in the form of a farm animal…but it’s fine because one can hide by wearing trousers on the head. And, besides, the dead can come back to the village and chat anyway…although when the devil arrives, don’t try to cheat him. And then there are the “kratts” supernatural servants made from discarded bones, tree branches, and trash…just make sure to give them work to do, or else. Continue reading ‘‘November’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD May 13, 2019!’

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THE NATURAL Swings Its Way To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray June 4th!

Just in time for Father’s Day, celebrate the 35thAnniversary of one of the most beloved sports films ever made when THE NATURAL debuts on 4K Ultra HD and in 4K via participating Digital platforms June 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Robert Redford stars as man who seemingly comes out of nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent in this classic film that also stars Robert Duvall, Glenn Close in an Academy Award®-nominated performance and Kim Basinger. THE NATURAL was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Cinematography and Best Original Score,* both vibrantly presented as part of this all-new 4K presentation.  The 4K Ultra HD disc includes both versions of the film: the original Theatrical version and the Directors Cut, each fully restored from the original camera negative, supervised and approved by Director of Photography Caleb Deschanel and Director Barry Levinson. Both versions of the film also include newly remixed Dolby Atmos audio, along with the original stereo and 5.1 tracks for the Theatrical version.  THE NATURAL includes hours of archival special features, including a variety of featurettes that go inside the making of this iconic classic and its greater context within baseball history and mythology.

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Crank Gets Announced for 4K in May!

Crank 4KThis is exactly the format for this one.  I am super pumped about this Lionsgate announcement!  One of action-superstar Jason Statham’s most iconic roles – as Chev Chelios – will be seen in Ultra High Definition for the first time ever when Crank arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital) and on Digital in 4K Ultra HD May 21 from Lionsgate. Starring alongside Statham are Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Carlos Sanz, and Dwight Yoakam in a film that “Access Hollywood” calls “an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride!” Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision  HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features Dolby Atmos audio mixed specifically for the home, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, and available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, the Crank 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will include two all-new featurettes. Continue reading ‘Crank Gets Announced for 4K in May!’

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ESCAPE ROOM …Ahem… Escapes To Blu-ray April 23rd!

You’re invited to play for your life when the twisted survival thriller, ESCAPE ROOMunlocks on Digital April 9, and on Blu-ray and DVD April 23 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Capturing the adrenaline-fueled essence of the popular mystery-solving rooms, director Adam Robitel (Insidious: The Last Key) masterfully crafts a suspenseful mind-bender with a diverse cast starring Taylor Russell (Lost in Space), Logan Miller (Love, Simon), Deborah Ann Woll (“True Blood), Jay Ellis (“Insecure), Tyler Labine (“New Amsterdam”) and Nik Dodani (Atypical) with Yorick van Wageningen (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Continue reading ‘ESCAPE ROOM …Ahem… Escapes To Blu-ray April 23rd!’

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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE Oozes Onto Standalone Blu-ray June 4th!

Shout! Factory is proud to announce the fan-favorite Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie available June 4, 2019 for the first time on Blu-ray as a stand-alone piece. Bonus features include new interviews, original featurette, and the theatrical trailer. Power up with six incredible teens who out-maneuver and defeat evil everywhere as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! But this time, the Power Rangers may have met their match when they face off with the most sinister monster the galaxy has ever seen – Ivan Ooze.

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THE MANITOU & SUPERSTITION Blu-ray s On The Way From Scream Factory April 16th!

Horror enthusiasts and classic movie collectors rejoice! On April 16, SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present the 1978 supernatural cult classic THE MANITOU Blu-ray and horror classic SUPERSTITION Blu-ray. Produced and directed by William Girdler (Grizzly, Day of the Animals) and based on the best-selling novel by Graham Masterton, THE MANITOU stars Tony Curtis (Spartacus), Michael Ansara (I Dream of Jeannie), Susan Strasberg (Scream of Fear), Stella Stevens (The Silencers), Burgess Meredith (Rocky), Jon Cedar (Death Hunt), and Ann Sothern (The Whale of August). Directed by James Roberson (The Giant of Thunder Mountain) and produced by Ed Carlin (Battle Beyond the Stars), SUPERSTITION stars James Houghton (The Colbys), Albert Salmi (Caddyshack), Lynn Carlin (Faces), and Larry Pennell (Bubba Ho-Tep). Continue reading ‘THE MANITOU & SUPERSTITION Blu-ray s On The Way From Scream Factory April 16th!’

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