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‘Boogie’ on Blu-ray June 1st!

From acclaimed writer, producer and restauranteur Eddie Huang (“Fresh Off the Boat,” “Huang’s World”) comes a rousing and inspiring New York story about basketball, young love, fractious families, and pursuing big dreams against all odds in BOOGIE, available to own for the first time on Digital May 18, 2021 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand June 1, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Showcasing a breakout performance by first-time actor Taylor Takahashi, who was Huang’s personal assistant at the time he was cast, BOOGIE also features a diverse and eclectic supporting cast including Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Pamelyn Chee (Princess of Nebraska), Domenick Lombardozzi (The Irishman), and the late rapper Pop Smoke, in his first screen performance.

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SPACE JAM Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray July 6th!

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved classic, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the perennial family film Space Jam will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on July 6th.  Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes linchpin Bugs Bunny star in the family comedy classic that introduced a whole new dimension of entertainment. The film also stars Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, and the voice of Danny DeVito. Bill Murray, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Patrick Ewing appear as themselves. Space Jam was produced by Ivan Reitman and directed by Joe Pytka. Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.    Space Jam will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own Space Jam in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on July 6th.  Space Jam received an Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Technical Achievement and a Grammy® Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television (1997). Continue reading ‘SPACE JAM Arrives On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray July 6th!’

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GODZILLA VS KONG Faces Off On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray June 15th!

On June 15, “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. “Godzilla vs. Kong” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers. Witness a spectacular battle for the ages when “Godzilla vs. Kong” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on May 21. From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is directed by Adam Wingard (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”) and stars Alexander Skarsgård (“The Legend of Tarzan,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) and Millie Bobby Brown (TV’s “Stranger Things”). The film will also be available on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD beginning on June 15.

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‘Shoplifters of the World’ on Blu-ray June 1, 2021!

Shoplifters World Blu-rayIn the Summer of 1987, four friends, reeling from the sudden break-up of the iconic British band The Smiths, embark on a night out of partying to mourn their musical loss. At the same time, an impassioned Smiths fan takes a local radio DJ hostage at gunpoint and forces him to play nothing but Smiths tracks. With the radio station playing as the soundtrack to their night, the friends go on a wild journey of self-discovery that will transform them forever. Featuring an incredible soundtrack – including 20 songs from The Smiths – Shoplifters of the World is a glorious ode to the craziness of the ‘80s and the power of music to change people’s lives. Shoplifters of the World is released on Blu-ray June 1, 2021!  Continue reading ‘‘Shoplifters of the World’ on Blu-ray June 1, 2021!’

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On June 29th, No Need For Pure Imagination As WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Hits Pristine 4K UHD!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the perennial family classic Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on June 29.  Called a “genuine work of imagination” by Roger Ebert, the film stars Gene Wilder in one of his most famous roles. Directed by Mel Stuart from a screenplay by Roald Dahl, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory was produced by Stan Margulies and David L. Wolper. The film is an adaptation of Dahl’s 1964 novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”  Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory stars Gene Wilder as Wily Wonka, Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe, Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket, Roy Kinnear as Mr. Salt, Julie Dawn Cole as Veruca Salt, Leonard Stone as Mr. Beauregarde, Denise Nickerson as Violet Beauregarde, Dodo Denney as Mrs. Teevee, and Paris Themmen as Mike Teevee. Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.    Continue reading ‘On June 29th, No Need For Pure Imagination As WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Hits Pristine 4K UHD!’

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‘Time and Tide’ on Blu-ray May 24, 2021!

Time and Tide Blu-rayA streetwise young man becomes a bodyguard to score quick cash. He soon befriends a once disillusioned mercenary determined to make a fresh start with his new wife. Although the two men find themselves working together to foil an assassination attempt, their partnership is short-lived. Through uncontrollable circumstances, they will unknowingly be propelled toward the opposite sides of a deadly confrontation. A noir infused Hong Kong action thriller from Tsui Hark (Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain; Once Upon a Time in China) starring Nicholas Tse and Wu Bai (who would later appear together in New Police Story), Time and Tide was nominated for six Hong Kong film awards and remains one of Tsui’s most acclaimed features. Time and Tide is released on Blu-ray in the UK May 24, 2021!  Continue reading ‘‘Time and Tide’ on Blu-ray May 24, 2021!’

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‘Wild Search’ on Blu-ray July 19, 2021!

Wild Search Blu-rayChow Yun-fat gives a career best performance in Wild Search, his third collaboration with director Ringo Lam (City on Fire, Full Contact). Yun-fat plays Lau, a widowed police officer investigating a gang of gun runners. When a shootout with the criminals leaves a woman dead, and her daughter the only surviving witness, Lau must protect the young girl from the ruthless gang that wants her dead. A loose re-imagining of Peter Weir’s 1985 film WitnessWild Search showcases Ringo Lam’s often underrated versatility as a director. With beautiful cinematography by Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and a dreamy score by Lowell Lo, Eureka Classics is proud to present Wild Search in its UK debut on Blu-ray July 19, 2021!  Continue reading ‘‘Wild Search’ on Blu-ray July 19, 2021!’

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‘The Millionaires Express’ on Blu-ray July 26, 2021!

Millionaires Express Blu-rayThe Far East meets the Old West in this iconic action-packed adventure from the inimitable Sammo Hung. Hung plays a loveable rogue who teams up with an incorruptible Sheriff (Yuen BiaoProject A, Wheels on Meals) to save their home town from certain destruction. Featuring an explosion of brawls, bandits, and bordellos; The Millionaires’ Express [Foo gwai lip che] is Sammo Hung’s loving tribute to classic Western tropes, but also one of his finest pieces of action cinema. An electrifying fast-paced fusion of dynamic martial artistry, death-defying stunts, and physical comedy. Also starring Rosamund Kwan, Richard Ng, and Cynthia Rothrock (plus an abundance of cameos from other Hong Kong cinema legends) – The Millionaires’ Express makes its UK debut on Blu-ray in this definitive edition as part of Eureka ClassicsThe Millionaires’ Express is released on Blu-ray in the UK July 26, 2021!

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‘Spare Parts’ on Blu-ray June 1, 2021!

Spare Parts Blu-raySPARE PARTS is set in a godforsaken bar in the middle of nowhere where an all-girl band – Ms. 45 – rips the stage apart with their punk spirit. But their performance impresses an enthusiastic fan who lures the girls into a trap, sedates them, and starts…customizing them. Slowly they begin to gain consciousness and, in total shock, realize their arms have all been replaced with axes and chainsaws to fight gladiator-style in a junkyard arena owned by a sadistic “emperor,” forcing them into the battle of their lives with one prize in mind – their freedom. RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release SPARE PARTS  on VOD, Digital, DVD and Blu-ray on June 1, 2021. It will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.96.  Continue reading ‘‘Spare Parts’ on Blu-ray June 1, 2021!’

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‘Siberia’ on Blu-ray June 22, 2021!

Siberia Blu-rayWillem Dafoe stars in the dark and hypnotic thriller SIBERIA, opening in select theaters and everywhere movies can be rented June 18, and on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital June 22 from Lionsgate. The keeper of a snowbound bar is pursued by sinister phantasms in this mind-blowing film written and directed by cult filmmaker Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant). Clint (Dafoe) tends bar at a snowbound roadhouse whose patrons speak a language he doesn’t understand, and things may not be what they seem. Desperate for answers, he drives a sled team to a nearby cave, but finds no peace. Are the spirits that confront him mere figments of his imagination — or will they slowly tear his body and soul to pieces? This mind-blowing psychological thriller is directed by Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) and stars Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man). Continue reading ‘‘Siberia’ on Blu-ray June 22, 2021!’
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Bringing Up Baby, Deep Cover & More Coming to The Criterion Collection July 2021

This July, Andrei Tarkovsky’s most renowned and personal film, Mirror, a mesmerizing collage of his memories and dreams, will join the Criterion Collection. Bronzed and beautiful, Romy Schneider and Alain Delon bring palpable chemistry to the French Riviera in the slow-burn thriller La piscineBill Duke’s stylish and subversive Deep Cover stars Laurence Fishburne in a noir gem that doubles as a seething indictment of the war on drugs. Screwball sparks fly between Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby, the madcap classic from Howard Hawks, considered one of the greatest comedies of all time. And, long unavailable on home video, Lizzie Borden’s Working Girls offers an immersive, richly detailed portrait of a day in the life of a sex worker.

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‘Son’ on Blu-ray May 18, 2021!

Son Blu-rayRLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, will release SON on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18, 2021. In  SON, after a mysterious group of individuals breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to abduct her eight-year-old son, David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasingly sporadic psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts to save him, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive, but soon she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.
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TOM & JERRY Debuts On Blu-ray May 18th!

One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when “Tom & Jerry” arrives on Premium Video on Demand (PVOD), Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. The film is directed by Tim Story (“Fantastic Four,” “Think Like a Man,” “Barbershop”) and stars Chloë Grace Moretz (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” “The Addams Family”), Michael Peña (“Cesar Chavez,” “American Hustle,” “Ant-Man”), and Colin Jost (“How to be Single,” TV’s “Saturday Night Live”).

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BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN PART ONE Arrives On Blu-ray June 22nd!

Atrocious serial killings on holidays in Gotham send The World’s Greatest Detective into action – confronting both organized crime and a mysterious murderer – in Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, the next entry in the popular series of the DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the feature-length animated film – which will be accompanied by the latest DC Showcase animated short, The Losers – is set for release on Digital and Blu-ray on June 22, 2021.

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6-Time Academy Award Nominee Minari Arrives on Blu-ray 5/18

Golden Globe® winner for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language Film, winner of the Grand Jury Prize and U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and winner of two Critics Choice Awards, with nominations for six Academy Awards®, including for Best Picture, as well as three SAG Awards®, Minari arrives on DVD and Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) May 18 from Lionsgate. A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream.

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‘PTU’ on Blu-ray June 21, 2021!

PTU Blu-ray Set against a Hong Kong that never sleeps, a stolen police gun triggers a suspenseful chain of events. Tracking down his missing gun before dawn, Sergeant Lo first has his car vandalized and is then beaten up. Suddenly he finds himself edged between two gangs on the brink of a bloodbath, whilst at the same time staving off investigations by both Vice Squad and Homicide Units embroiled in their own turf war. His only lifeline is a maverick Police Tactical Unit squad who have one night to help him find his gun. An atmospheric noir thriller from director Johnnie To, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present PTU in its UK debut on Blu-ray June 21, 2021! Continue reading ‘‘PTU’ on Blu-ray June 21, 2021!’

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‘The Hands of Orlac’ on Blu-ray June 14, 2021!

Hands of Orlac Blu-rayReuniting the star and director of Das Cabinet des Dr. CaligariThe Hands of Orlac [Orlac’s Händeis a deliciously twisted thriller that blends grand guignol thrills with the visual and performance styles of German Expressionism.vBased on a novel by medical-horror novelist Maurice Renard, it charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist (Conrad Veidt) whose hands are amputated after a train crash, and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac’s father is murdered by the dead man’s hands, Orlac begins a steady descent towards madness. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Hands of Orlac for the first time on home video in the UK in a special Blu-ray edition. The Hands of Orlac is released on Blu-ray in the UK June 14, 2021! Continue reading ‘‘The Hands of Orlac’ on Blu-ray June 14, 2021!’

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KING KONG (1976) Debuts On US Collector’s Edition Blu-ray May 11th!

On May 11, 2021, Scream Factory proudly presents King Kong (1976) on Blu-ray for the first time in North America. The sweeping 70s remake of the classic tale comes home in a 2-disc definitive collector’s edition set including both the theatrical cut with a new restored theatrical stereo track and an extended TV broadcast cut with a new 2k scan of the additional TV footage from the internegative. The release also comes packed with bonus features including new audio commentary with film historian Ray Morton (author of KING KONG – THE HISTORY OF A MOVIE ICON) and several new interviews with cast and crew. Fans who order from shoutfactory.com will also receive an exclusive poster featuring brand-new artwork, while supplies last.

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