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Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND On 4K Ultra-HD September 19th!

Following its exclusive one week engagement in theaters across the country starting September 1, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg’s epic adventure CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE vTHIRD KIND on September 19 with the new 4K restoration available on 3-disc 4K Ultra HD, a Limited Edition 3-disc 4K Ultra HD “Light and Sound” Gift Set, and in high-def on 2-disc remastered Blu-ray. A must-own for all true fans, the highly collectible Limited Edition Gift Set features illuminated packaging that plays the iconic 5-tone motif. Also included is an expanded booklet with rare archival photos. Both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD releases include all three restored versions of the film, including the 1977 theatrical version, the 1980 Special Edition and the 1997 Director’s Cut. Continue reading ‘Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND On 4K Ultra-HD September 19th!’

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The Philadelphia Story, Le Samouraï & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in November 2017

This November, golden-age Hollywood’s wittiest romantic comedy will join the Criterion Collection: The Philadelphia Story, starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart, all at the height of their dazzling charms. Our edition will feature a new 4K restoration, along with new supplements exploring the film’s production, which launched Hepburn back to stardom thanks largely to her own shrewd orchestrations. Next up, Donna Deitch’s swooning love story Desert Hearts – a landmark in queer cinema and a triumph of independent filmmaking – will appear in a special edition featuring a new, restored 4K digital transfer and interviews in which the cast and crew revisit the film’s production and discuss its impact three decades later. Terry Gilliam stepped out from the ranks of Monty Python for his solo-directing debut, Jabberwocky, which stars Michael Palin as a clueless bumpkin traipsing through a medieval kingdom terrorized by a fearsome dragon. Our edition marks the film’s first appearance on Blu-ray, in a new 4K restoration with special features including new interviews with the cast and crew. And that’s not all: Jean-Pierre Melville’s ice-cold gangster classic Le samouraï, starring Alain Delon, will now be on Blu-ray in a new high-definition digital restoration.

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Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Open THE HOUSE On Blu-ray This October

Get lit, win big. Then go home to the kids when “The House” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 10. The comedy stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in their first big-screen pairing. Andrew Jay Cohen makes his feature film directorial debut with “The House.” When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) learn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford. With the help of their friend and neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas)—also in need of a major payday—they decide to open an illegal casino in his suburban house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are off.

 

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Dream Casting Pits Shatner Vs West in BATMAN VS TWO-FACE On Blu-ray October 17th!

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture’s all-time heroes – TV’s original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively – to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will make the all-new movie available October 10, 2017 on Digital and October 17, 2017 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.

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Dan O’Bannon’s THE RESURRECTED Debuts On Blu-ray September 12th!

Loyal fans of visionary writer/director Dan O’Bannon (The Return of the Living Dead) know well the terrifying thriller from his 1991 cult classic THE RESURRECTED, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars John Terry (ZodiacFull Metal Jacket), Jane Sibbett (Arrival II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Laurie Briscoe (Breaking Point) and Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High).  OnSeptember 12, 2017SCREAM FACTORY™ Home Entertainment is proud to present THE RESURRECTED on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, interviews and revealing extras.  A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, THE RESURRECTED Blu-ray is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘Dan O’Bannon’s THE RESURRECTED Debuts On Blu-ray September 12th!’

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CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD September 12th!

Hold onto your capes! Based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks Animation presents CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. “…One of the funniest, most heartwarming films of the year” (William Bibbiani, Crave Online). Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com, this outrageous family comedy tells the story of two overly imaginative best friends, George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch), who hypnotize their principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he’s the hero from their comic books: Captain Underpants. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE also features the voice talent of Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants. Continue reading ‘CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD September 12th!’

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Batter Up! The Walking Dead: Season 7 Runs Home This August

The dead aren’t the only things to fear when “The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 22 from Lionsgate and Anchor Bay Entertainment. Rick Grimes and his hardened band of survivors face their greatest challenge yet in Negan, the volatile leader of an opposing group. “The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints franchise), Lauren Cohan (The Boy), Danai Gurira (All Eyez On Me), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s “Magic City”). The five-disc home entertainment release of “The Walking Dead” The Complete Seventh Season features hours of never-before-seen bonus features including audio commentaries, deleted and alternate scenes, and nine featurettes looking behind the scenes of the show, delving deeper into the characters and checking in with “The Walking Dead” writers.

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IT COMES AT NIGHT Comes At Blu-ray September 12th!

Fear knows no limits when the suspenseful horror-thriller It Comes at Night creeps its way onto Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD September 12 from Lionsgate. From acclaimed writer/director Trey Edward Shults (Krisha), It Comes at Night tells the story of a man who will do anything to protect his family, no matter who or what the threat might be. Theatrically released by A24 and starring Joel Edgerton (Loving), Chris Abbot (A Most Violent Year), Carmen Ejogo (Alien: Covenant), and Riley Keough (American Honey), the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh It Comes at Night is an “all-consuming and deeply disturbing chiller” (Collider) that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Pre-order below to have your copy ready and waiting September 12th! Continue reading ‘IT COMES AT NIGHT Comes At Blu-ray September 12th!’

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The Acclaimed Comedy-Drama The Big Sick Comes To Blu-ray This September

Based on the real-life love story between star and cowriter Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley,” Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) and his wife, The Big Sick arrives on Digital HD September 5 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand September 19 from Lionsgate. Produced by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids) and Barry Mendel (Trainwreck, Bridesmaids), the winner of the 2017 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award is Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh with a 97% critic score. A New York Critics’ Pick, the hilarious film takes a comical look at the clash of two cultures in a moment of crisis. Filled with laugh-out-loud moments, the unconventional and authentic comedy also stars Oscar® winner Holly Hunter (Best Actress, The Piano, 1993), Emmy® winner Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Zoe Kazan (What If, Ruby Sparks).  Co-written by Nanjiani’s wife Emily V. Gordon (“The Carmichael Show,” “Explored”), the film is directed by Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer).

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A Ghost Story Haunts Blu-ray and DVD October 3rd

Written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon), and boasting a top-notch cast including Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck (Best Actor, Manchester by the Sea, 2016) and two-time Academy Award®nominee Rooney Mara (Best Supporting Actress, Carol, 2015 and Best Actress, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2011), A Ghost Story arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD October 3 from Lionsgate. A Ghost Story debuted to critical acclaim at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and seems to have picked just the right month for its blu-ray release. See below for all the details.

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TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Available on 4K Ultra-HD & Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set October 31st!

Director James Cameron’s iconic sci-fi action classic returns in pristine clarity when Terminator 2: Judgment Day arrives in a Limited Collector’s Edition EndoArm box set including a 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on October 31st from Lionsgate. Still lauded by critics today as one of the greatest action films of all time, only 6,000 of the Limited Collector’s Edition EndoArm box sets will be released in the U.S., allowing fans to own a life-sized replica of the T-800 EndoArm mounted on a uniquely numbered stand with James Cameron’s signature. Say “hasta la vista, baby” to SD and relive each quintessential moment in four times the resolution with Full HD and High Dynamic Range on the film’s first-ever 4K scan. The Terminator 2: Judgment Day EndoArm Limited Collector’s Edition 4K Combo Pack box set is loaded with bonus content, including an all-new, never-before-seen documentary featuring commentary from the cast and crew (including James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Edward Furlong). The groundbreaking masterpiece written by James Cameron and William Wisher will also be available as a standalone 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD) on October 31st. Continue reading ‘TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Available on 4K Ultra-HD & Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set October 31st!’

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THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI Celebrates 60 Years With A 4K Ultra-HD Release!

A must-own for film fans and adventure-seekers alike,Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI on next-generation 4K Ultra HD for the first time October 3 to commemorate its diamond anniversary. One of the crown jewels in the Columbia Pictures catalog, the release also includes the existing Blu-ray with incisive special features and historical context, making it the perfect holiday gift. Fully restored in 4K resolution and presented with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos audio, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI won seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director (David Lean) and Best Actor (Alec Guinness.)* William Holden also stars in this epic WWII drama of POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. Continue reading ‘THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI Celebrates 60 Years With A 4K Ultra-HD Release!’

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STARSHIP TROOPERS & New Animated Sequel Come To 4K Ultra-HD September 19th!

Original Starship Troopers stars Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer return to voice the iconic sci-fi action heroes Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores in the all-new CG animated sequel STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS, available to own on digital August 22 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD September 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The 4K Ultra HD disc will feature both Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio. The new film will also be released in select movie theaters nationwide on August 21 for a special one-night event from Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Continue reading ‘STARSHIP TROOPERS & New Animated Sequel Come To 4K Ultra-HD September 19th!’

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Barry Lyndon, Twin Peaks, Personal Shopper & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in October 2017

This October, Stanley Kubrick’s breathtaking period epic Barry Lyndon will join the Criterion Collection in a new 4K restoration. Our edition will feature a host of supplements that explore how Kubrick and his team brought the eighteenth century to life with unprecedented achievements in cinematography and production design. Then, it is happening again: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, the centerpiece of David Lynch’s newly revived Twin Peaks saga, receives its first standalone Blu-ray release, featuring ninety minutes of deleted scenes and new interviews with members of the film’s cast and crew. And in time for Halloween: Vampyr, the hallucinatory horror masterpiece by Carl Theodor Dreyer, on Blu-ray for the very first time; The Lure, a flesh-eating mermaid musical hot off its theatrical run; and Personal Shopper, a genre-bending ghost story from Olivier Assayas that features the magnetic Kristen Stewart in her most mesmerizing performance to date.  And there’s more: Orson Welles’s towering Shakespeare adaptation Othello, in an edition featuring two versions of the movie, and now including Filming “Othello,” the great filmmaker’s last completed feature.

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THE LION KING Joins Disney’s Signature Collection Blu-ray Series August 29th!

Disney announced today at D23 Expo that in August, one of the biggest animated films in history, The Lion King, the coming-of-age masterpiece, filled with humor and heart, breathtaking animation and soul-stirring Academy Award®–winning music (1994: Best Original Score and Best Original Song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”), joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. The Lion King roars to Its rightful place in the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital Aug. 15th and on Blu-ray™ Aug. 29th. Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”

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976-EVIL Debuts On Blu-ray October 3rd!

“Out of the darkness and into light, comes your Horrorscope on this dark and stormy night.”  Director Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL, debuting on Blu-ray for the first time October 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Presented in its original aspect ratio and remastered for high definition, 976-EVIL includes an all-new commentary track for the film by Robert Englund, along with his wife, Nancy Booth Englund, who was the set decorator on the film. In addition, bonus materials on the release include an alternate home video version of the film featuring 12 extra minutes of footage. Starring Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night), Jim Metzler (L.A. Confidential), Pat O’Bryan (No Holds Barred) and Academy Award® winner Sandy Dennis (Best Supporting Actress, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966), 976-EVIL is the number to dial to receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. Hoax (Geoffreys) uses the powers the number gives him to exact revenge against everyone who has wronged him, inadvertently allowing his soul to be slowly taken over by Satan. Continue reading ‘976-EVIL Debuts On Blu-ray October 3rd!’

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BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA Comes To 4K Ultra-HD October 3rd!

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, the Academy Award® winning* sensual horror classic, celebrates its 25th anniversary by debuting on next-generation 4K Ultra HD for the first time on October 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The release also includes the existing Blu-ray with hours of thrilling and insightful special features. Fully restored in 4K resolution and presented with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Dolby Atmos audio, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA follows the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince, Dracula (Gary Oldman) who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love. After centuries alone, the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love and the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror. Continue reading ‘BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA Comes To 4K Ultra-HD October 3rd!’

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray October 3rd!

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a rollicking new tale of the high seas, infused with all the elements of fantasy, humor and action that have resulted in an international phenomenon for the past 13 years. Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow, and is joined by Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush. It was announced today at D23 Expo, that “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”—the fifth film in the now-iconic “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise—will sail home on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on September 19, and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on October 3. Continue reading ‘PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray October 3rd!’

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