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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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Molly’s Game Deals It’s Blu-ray Out For Players This April

From Aaron Sorkin, the mind behind The Social Network, Moneyball, and The West Wing, comes the astounding true story of 26-year-old Molly Bloom, who through sheer nerve, wits, and acumen builds an empire and takes over the ultimate boys club: exclusive high-stakes poker in Molly’s Gamearriving on Digital March 27, 2018 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and On Demand April 10, 2018 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Nominated for an Academy Award®for Best Adapted Screenplay, this sensational film is “one of the most radically entertaining things Aaron Sorkin has ever written” (David Ehrlich, Indiewire) and “Unendingly satisfying” (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair). Molly’s Game on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital comes with special bonus content that takes viewers deeper into the life of Molly Bloom and the making of the film.

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LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES Season Two Arrives On DVD March 13th!

The second season of “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” delivers all 12 action-packed episodes plus five bonus shorts on DVD! The Emmy®-nominated animated television series is set between Stars Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and focuses on the three Freemaker siblings as they explore new worlds, meet new characters and Star Wars icons, and have unforgettable adventures. The second and final season follows Rowan, Kordi and Zander as they are thrown into battle after they join up with the Rebels!  Bring home the out-of-this-galaxy adventure on DVD March 13, 2018!

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Homeland Season Six Heads To New York And Arrives on Blu-ray This February

Another year and another season of Showtime’s hit drama. Emmy® Award winner Claire Danes gives another riveting performance in Season Six of the Emmy®Award Winning Drama Series, HOMELAND. Now living in New York City, Carrie (Danes) gets swept up in the aftereffects of the U.S. presidential election as she struggles to deal with an injury-ravaged Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) and an increasingly suspicious Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). When the president-elect battles the CIA during her transition to power, Carrie finds herself caught in the crossfire in the acclaimed series that continues to deliver stunning twists and edge-of-your-seat suspense. Get ready to own the latest season of the Homeland on Blu-ray February 6 and continue on to learn more about this Blu-ray set and the extra features that come with it.

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The Bellas Are Back In PITCH PERFECT 3 On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray March 20th!

Now graduated from college, the fabulous Bellas of Barden University are back for one last call in Pitch Perfect 3. Beca, Fat Amy and the rest of the Bellas are off to face a post a cappella champion world in the high-spirited closing act to the franchise that sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Pitch Perfect 3 arrives on Digital on March 1, 2018 and Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and and via the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on March 20, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with all-new musical performances, a hilarious gag reel, never-before-seen deleted footage and more, the exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus features makePitch Perfect 3 a must-own film. Continue reading ‘The Bellas Are Back In PITCH PERFECT 3 On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray March 20th!’

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FERDINAND Will Be Availa-BULL On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray March 13th!

From the creators of Ice Age and Rio comes the most love-a-bull family comedy of the year! Ferdinand (John Cena) is a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast and torn from his home, he rallies a misfit team of friends for the ultimate adventure to return to his family. Based on the classic children’s book, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover! Movie fans can add FERDINAND to their digital collection on Movies Anywhere beginning Feb. 27th; and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 13.

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‘Shirley: Visions of Reality’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD March 19, 2018

Austrian filmmaker, architect and experimental artist Gustav Deutsch reproduces 13 of American painter Edward Hopper’s oil paintings on film in Shirley: Visions of Reality, connecting them through the fictitious story of a red-haired New York actress through the years 1931-63. Shirley’s reflective and contemplative inner monologues cover her involvement in three decades of political, social and cultural upheaval that changed a country and its people forever. Pearl Harbour and WWII, the atomic bomb and the “conquest of space”, McCarthyism and the Cold War, the assassination of JFK and the start of the Vietnam War, Billie Holiday and the Southern blues, Elvis Presley and rock n’ roll, and finally Martin Luther King and the March on Washington. Presented as a series of nearly static tableaux’s, with stunning cinematography from Jerzy Palacz, Shirley: Visions of Reality is an experimental tour-de-force.  Continue reading ‘‘Shirley: Visions of Reality’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD March 19, 2018′

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Oscar Nominated DARKEST HOUR Starring Gary Oldman ON Blu-ray February 27th!

Just in time for the Oscars®, experience one of the most gripping performances of the year when Darkest Hour arrives on Digital February 6 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD February 27. Nominated for six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Actor, discover how Gary Oldman made his extraordinary transformation into Winston Churchill through riveting behind-the-scenes featurettes and comprehensive commentary from director Joe Wright.

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CHILDREN OF THE CORN: RUNAWAY On Blu-ray March 13th!

From director John Gulager (Piranha 3DDFeast) comes a horrifying new chapter in the Children of the Cornseries when Children of the Corn: Runaway arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 13 from Lionsgate. Based on the original story “Children of the Corn” by Stephen King, the tenth installment of the legendary horror series follows a young woman who can’t escape her nightmarish past. Written by Joel Soisson (Children of the Corn: GenesisDracula 2000), the Children of the Corn: Runaway Blu-ray and DVD will be available, respectively.

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‘Strangled’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD February 5, 2018!

Based on real-life events, Strangled is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s at the height of socialism, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martf. A psychotic killer is on the prowl, strangling young women. Amidst the media frenzy, an innocent man is accused and sentenced for the crimes he could not possibly have committed. A determined detective becomes obsessed with finding the real killer, whilst under pressure from his superiors who just want to see a man hang.   Continue reading ‘‘Strangled’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD February 5, 2018!’

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‘House’ (Hausu) [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray February 12, 2018

An unforgettable mixture of bubblegum teen melodrama and grisly phantasmagoria, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s deranged fairy tale House is one of Japanese cinema s wildest supernatural ventures and a truly startling debut feature. Upset by her widowed father s plans to remarry, Angel sets off with six of her schoolgirl friends in tow for a summer getaway at her aunt s isolated mansion. In this house of dormant secrets, long-held emotional traumas have terrifyingly physical embodiments and the girls must use their individual talents if any are to survive.   Continue reading ‘‘House’ (Hausu) [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray February 12, 2018′

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‘The Housemaid’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD February 19, 2018

First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid [Cô Haû Gaí], a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread. Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille Sebastien s late wife and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.  Continue reading ‘‘The Housemaid’ [Montage Pictures] on Blu-ray & DVD February 19, 2018′

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‘The Barefoot Contessa’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD March 12, 2018!

Humphrey Bogart plays down on his luck writer and director Harry Dawes, reduced to working for an egotistical and abusive producer, Kirk Edwards (Warren Stevens). Whilst scouting for the female lead in his new movie, Dawes meets the beautiful and charismatic Maria Vargas, a barefooted flamenco dancer, in a Madrid night club and convinces her to star in his movie. Maria is an overnight sensation, but cannot find satisfaction in the shallow world of Hollywood, and the men in her life who treat her as nothing more than a commodity.   Continue reading ‘‘The Barefoot Contessa’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD March 12, 2018!’

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Scream Factory Presents THE STRANGERS – Collector’s Edition Blu-ray March 6th!

Scream Factory has announced the March 6 Blu-ray release of The Strangers [Collector’s Edition]. Bonus features include new HD masters derived from the 2K digital intermediate for both the theatrical and unrated versions, interviews with the cast and crew, new interviews with writer/director Bryan Bertino, actors Kip Weeks and Laura Margolis, editor Kevin Greutert, as well as deleted scenes, TV spots, the theatrical trailer, and still gallery.

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‘Legend of the Mountain’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD March 19, 2018!

A young scholar, Ho Yunqing (Shih Jun, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn), is tasked by an eminent monk to transcribe a Buddhist sutra said to have immense power over the spirits of the afterlife. To execute his work in peace, he travels to an isolated monastery deep in the mountains, where he encounters a number of strange people, including the mysterious and beautiful Melody (Hsu Feng, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn). As malicious spirits attempt to steal the sutra, Ho becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil. Will he leave the mountain alive?  Continue reading ‘‘Legend of the Mountain’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD March 19, 2018!’

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GATE II: On Blu-ray From Scream Factory February 27th!

Loyal fans of cult film director Tobor Takacs (The Gate, I, Madman, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) know well the terrifying supernatural thrillers THE GATE and GATE II, based on characters created by Michael Nankin (Battlestar Galactica, Hell on Wheels).  GATE II stars Louis Tripp (The Gate) and Pamela Segall (King of the Hill, Californication). On February 27, 2018, SCREAM FACTORY™ Home Entertainment is proud to present GATE II on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, new interviews, and insightful extras. A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, GATE II is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘GATE II: On Blu-ray From Scream Factory February 27th!’

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Ingrid Bergman, Sofia Coppola, Jim Jarmusch & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in April 2018

This April, Sergei Parajanov’s masterpiece The Color of Pomegranates, a revelatory film-poem overflowing with sensuous imagery, will join the Criterion Collection, on Blu-ray for the first time and in a stunning new 4K restoration. Also making its Blu-ray debut, Leo McCarey’s genre-defining comedy The Awful Truth stars the irresistible Irene Dunne and Cary Grant as would-be ex-spouses who can’t get enough of each other. The latest entry in our Eclipse line provides an origin story for another one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years collects six of the actor’s earliest performances and showcases her extraordinary range, which spanned crime thrillers, comedy, and melodrama. And there’s more: Dead Man, an ambitious, hypnotic western by Jim Jarmusch that enlists the poetry of William Blake and the music of Neil Young to turn the genre on its head, appears in a new 4K restoration supervised by the director. Plus, Sofia Coppola joins the collection with her debut, The Virgin Suicides, an ominously dreamy coming-of-age reverie adapted from Jeffrey Eugenides’s celebrated novel, appearing in a 4K digital transfer supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman and approved by the director.

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