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Midnight Cowboy, Mishima, Moonrise & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in May 2018

This May, John Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy, the era-defining classic of New American Cinema whose sexual frankness helped earn it both an X rating and an Oscar for best picture, will join the Criterion Collection in a new 4K digital restoration. But first, a major rediscovery: Moonrise, the long-unavailable final triumph by neglected Hollywood master Frank Borzage, will appear in a new, restored 4K digital transfer. Then, fresh from its celebrated theatrical run, Aki Kaurismäki’s award-winning The Other Side of Hope, the dryly comic tale of a Syrian refugee and the restaurateur who helps him find a foothold in Finland, arrives on home video. Cristian Mungiu, leading light of the New Romanian Cinema, examines the fine line between faith and fanaticism in Beyond the Hills, and shows how a father’s concern for his daughter draws him into a network of corruption in Graduation, both new to home video. And that’s not all: Robert Bresson’s profoundly compassionate masterpiece Au hasard Balthazar and Paul Schrader’s wildly unconventional biopic Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters will make their first appearances on Blu-ray, in new restorations.

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Stoner Classic UP IN SMOKE Celebrates 40 Years With New Blu-ray April 10th!

Fire up the home entertainment system and call your buds because the ultimate stoner comedy is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  The high-larious cannabis cultural epic  breakthrough UP IN SMOKE will “… grab you by the poo poo” all over again when it arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  A special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, pairing the Blu-ray with the original soundtrack on CD and VINYL LP in deluxe packaging, will arrive the following week on 4/20 from Rhino, featuring a newly recorded “2018 version” of the title song “Up In Smoke.”

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BATMAN NINJA Comes To Blu-ray & Blu-ray Steelbook May 8th!

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before when Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present Batman Ninja. The all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray™ Steelbook, Blu-ray™Combo Pack and DVD on May 8, 2018. The film will be available in 4K UHD for Digital only in a release planned for Summer 2018.  Batman Ninja is PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and for some suggestive material.

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Tell Me More, Tell Me More, GREASE 40th Anniversary Edition On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray April 24th!

It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning…and it’s still a cultural phenomenon 40 years after its original release.  The iconic celebration of high school life in the 1950s, GREASE is the way you’ll be feeling with a new 40th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital April 24, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Featuring an explosion of song and dance, as well as star-making performances from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, GREASE made an indelible impact on popular culture.  40 years later, the film remains an enduring favorite as legions of new fans discover the memorable moments, sensational soundtrack and classic love story.  Boasting unforgettable songs including “Greased Lightnin,” “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Beauty School Drop Out” and, of course, “Grease,” the film is a timeless feel-good celebration.

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Ready Player Rock – JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 20

The monster hit is coming home. Experience this year’s biggest and best family fun adventure starring some of Hollywood’s most popular actors when JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE debuts on digital March 6 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD March 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In addition, the physical skus will also include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App. Explore the vast and exciting world of Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson (Fast and the Furious franchise), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) as they work together to beat the mysterious game they were drawn into so they can return to the real world. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE also stars Nick Jonas (“Scream Queens”) and Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man).

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BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON Slashes Its Way Onto A Scream Factory Collector’s Edition March 27th!

You know legendary maniacs Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger. Now meet Leslie Vernon, the next great psycho-slasher, in the cult favorite Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Available as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray March 27th, 2018 from Scream Factory, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon comes loaded with bonus features, including interviews with actors Angela Goethals, Ben Pace and co-writer/co-producer David Stieve, an audio commentary with co-writer/director Scott Glosserman, moderated by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch, an audio commentary with Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Britain Spelling and Ben Pace, Making of Behind the Mask and Casting of Behind the Mask featurettes, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON Slashes Its Way Onto A Scream Factory Collector’s Edition March 27th!’

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‘Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Three Films 1980-1983’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray April 16, 2018!

One of world cinema s most dynamic and highly regarded auteurs, Hou Hsiao-hsien has influenced entire generations of filmmakers and was once dubbed one of the three directors most crucial to the future of cinema . The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present three films from early in his career, Cute Girl, The Green, Green Grass of Home and The Boys from Fengkuei, all making their worldwide debut on Blu-ray. Eureka Entertainment to release Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Three Films 1980-1983 (Cute Girl / The Green, Green Grass of Home / The Boys From Fengkuei), a two disc set of formative films by one of world cinema’s greatest directors, on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world from 16 April 2018, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series featuring a Limited Edition O-card [First 2000 copies only].  Continue reading ‘‘Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Three Films 1980-1983’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray April 16, 2018!’

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‘Marty’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD April 9, 2018!

A beloved classic of American cinema, Delbert Mann’s Marty was the first ever recipient of the Palme d Or at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, one of only two films to ever win both organisations grand prizes (the second being Billy Wilder s The Lost Weekend). I ve been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life, says Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine, The Vikings, Violent Saturday). Yet, despite all his efforts, this 34-year old Bronx butcher remains as shy and uncomfortable around women today as on the day he was born. So when he meets Clara (Betsy Blair, Il Grido), a lonely schoolteacher who s just as smitten with him as he is with her, Marty s on top of the world. But not everyone around him shares his joy. And when his friends and family continually find fault with Clara, even Marty begins to question his newfound love… until he discovers, in an extraordinary way, the strength and courage to follow his heart.  Continue reading ‘‘Marty’ [Eureka Classics] on Blu-ray & DVD April 9, 2018!’

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Play Ball! The Sandlot – 25th Anniversary Collector Edition Arrives on Blu-ray 3/27

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating a quarter century of laughter and friendship with THE SANDLOT – 25TH ANNIVERSARY Collector Edition, arriving on Blu-ray™ March 27. In this beloved family-favorite, it’s the early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) has just moved into town with his folks (Karen Allen and Denis Leary). Kids call him a dork — he can’t even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It’s the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses and fearsome confrontations with the dreaded beast and its owner (James Earl Jones) who live behind the left field fence. Soon nine boys have become best friends, Scotty is part of a team, and their leader has become a local legend in this hilarious and warmhearted comedy.

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Prepare Breakfast And Put On Your Nicest Dress, PHANTOM THREAD Comes To Blu-ray April 10

Here’s a film that only gets better the more I think about it – Three-time Oscar® winner Daniel Day-Lewis earns his sixth Academy Award® nomination as Reynolds Woodcock, the fastidious and controlling fashion designer  whose glamorous and carefully tailored life is disrupted by love in Phantom Thread, arriving on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on March 27, 2018 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on April 10, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Daniel Day-Lewis reunites with multi-Oscar®nominated director, writer and producer Paul Thomas Anderson in this spectacular film praised as a “pure delicious pleasure” (Guardian). The Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital versions include special bonus features to give viewers a more in-depth look into the behind the scenes of the film. Phantom Thread received six Academy Awards® nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.

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Things Get Gross In TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL, On Blu-ray May 1st!

Gear up for the next chapter of the beloved Tremors franchise when Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy return in Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, arriving on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand on May 1 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Explore the fully loaded bonus features the delve further to unearth the secrets of the cult horror franchise. Additionally, Tremors: The Complete Collection will also be available on DVD on May 1, 2018, which will include Tremors, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Tremors: The Legend Begins, Tremors 5: Bloodlines and the newest film Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell. Continue reading ‘Things Get Gross In TREMORS: A COLD DAY IN HELL, On Blu-ray May 1st!’

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Fall Into The “TOMB RAIDER Trap” When Both Angelina Jolie Films Come To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray February 27th!

This March, we are getting another crack taken at the Tomb Raider game franchise being adapted to the big screen with Alicia Vikander as the new Lara Croft. Let us not forget the early 2000s when much excitement came and the perfect bit of dream casting in that of Angela Jolie in the title role. While the film did solid box office, most found it to be a bit of a disappointment, though still led to a sequel The Cradle of Life. Many will tell you that was a much better and actually good film. However, people didn’t trust their dollars on it after the first and its box office failure effectively shut down the franchise. But, with a reboot comes the great think in that the home video editions of the originals usually see a nice upgrade. And here we are with both Tomb Raider films seeing a 4K Ultra-HD format jump. You can pre-order these and have them ready to go on February 27th. Continue reading ‘Fall Into The “TOMB RAIDER Trap” When Both Angelina Jolie Films Come To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray February 27th!’

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Sleep With The Fishes in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water On Blu-ray This March

Hey, a new PR for my favorite film of 2017! From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Up for 13 Oscars and featuring special features to bring you closer to del Toro’s world, add THE SHAPE OF WATER to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere beginning February 27 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 13.

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Jason Momoa Throws Axes In Braven, Which Arrives on Blu-ray This April

Now this is a 90s action throwback that I can get behind. Jason Momoa stars in the slick action-thriller, Braven, arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and Digital April 10 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. The edge-of-your-seat action film tells the tale of Joe Braven (Momoa) and his father on a remote hunting trip that very quickly goes wrong, forcing them to defend their home and family at all costs. Also starring Garret Dillahunt and Stephen Lang, the Braven Blu-ray and DVD include a never-before-seen featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

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Own THE FLORIDA PROJECT On Blu-ray…In Two Weeks!

Earning a 2018 Academy Award® nomination for Willem Dafoe’s performance (Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture), the warm, winning, and gloriously alive drama, The Florida Project, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD February 20th from Lionsgate. Directed by Sean Baker (Tangerine) and featuring Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite in breakout performances, The Florida Project follows a precocious 6-year-old whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder amidst hard times. Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes, see what the A.V. Club calls “one of Willem Dafoe’s most moving performances”. Co-written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project Blu-ray and DVD will be available, respectively. Continue reading ‘Own THE FLORIDA PROJECT On Blu-ray…In Two Weeks!’

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Oh Hai, THE DISASTER ARTIST BLU-RAY! Everybody Betray Me March 13th!

Based on the making of the cult-classic The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), the critically acclaimed The Disaster Artist arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and Digital HD March 13 from Lionsgate. Nominated for a Golden Globe Award® for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, The Disaster Artist is being hailed as one of the funniest comedies of the year. Directed by and starring Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (2018, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, The Disaster Artist;2011, Best Actor, 127 Hours), the film also has an all-star cast including Dave Franco (Now You See Me, 21 Jump Street), Emmy® nominee Seth Rogen (2005, Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, “Da Ali G Show”), Golden Globe® nominee Alison Brie (2018, Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, “GLOW”), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games, The Kids Are All Right), Paul Scheer (“Veep,” “The League”), Zac Efron (Neighbors, High School Musical), Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”), as well as countless surprise cameos. Continue reading ‘Oh Hai, THE DISASTER ARTIST BLU-RAY! Everybody Betray Me March 13th!’

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DOWNSIZING On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray March 20th!

Hailed as “a tremendously entertaining heart-felt comedy” (Julian Roman, Movieweb), director Alexander Payne’s (The Descendants, Nebraska) hilarious DOWNSIZING arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital March 20, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safranek (Academy Award winner** Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to ditch their stressed out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community.  Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger.  “Brilliant and daring” (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) and “full of surprises” (Noah Gittell, Nerdist), DOWNSIZING also stars Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz*** and Hong Chau in a breakthrough performance that earned her Golden Globe® and SAG nominations.

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is Available to Shock and Delight this February on Blu-ray

Award-winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo) delivers a stunningly powerful performance in this darkly comic drama that has been hailed as one of the year’s best films. A murdered girl’s defiant mother (McDormand) boldly paints three local signs with a controversial message, igniting a furious battle with a volatile cop (Sam Rockwell) and the town’s revered chief of police (Woody Harrelson). Add THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere beginning Feb. 13; and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on Feb. 27.

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