JUNE 26TH, 2018
TYLER PERRY’S ACRIMONY (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.


TV SPOTLIGHT
BLACK LIGHTNING: SEASON ONE (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: High-school principal Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) suits up once again as Black Lightning to save his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) from trouble. In doing so, he breaks his promise to his ex-wife Lynn (Christine Adams) to retire from being a superhero for good. What Jefferson intended to be a one-time stint, however, becomes a full-time return to wearing the cape when he learns that he and his family are being targeted by the criminal organization that calls itself the 100 and the shadowy government agency ASA. James Remar, Damon Gupton, and Marvin “Krondon” Jones III join the cast as Pierce family friend Peter Gambi, police inspector Billy Henderson, and the 100 leader Tobias Whale respectively.


CRITERION CORNER
FEMALE TROUBLE (1974)

Official Synopsis: Glamour has never been more grotesque than in Female Trouble, which injects the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence. Divine, director John Waters’ larger-than-life muse, engulfs the screen with charisma as Dawn Davenport, the living embodiment of the film’s lurid mantra, “Crime is beauty,” who progresses from a teenage nightmare hell-bent on getting cha-cha heels for Christmas to a fame monster whose egomaniacal impulses land her in the electric chair. Shot in Waters’ native Baltimore on 16 mm, with a cast drawn from his beloved troupe of regulars, the Dreamlanders (including Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey, and Cookie Mueller), this film­—the director’s favorite of his work with Divine—comes to life through the tinsel-toned vision of production designer Vincent Peranio and costume designer/makeup artist Van Smith. An endlessly quotable fan favorite, Female Trouble offers up perverse pleasures that never fail to satisfy.

Disc features include:

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Waters
  • New conversation between Waters and critic Dennis Lim
  • New and archival interviews with cast and crew members Mink Stole, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Susan Lowe, Mary Vivian Pearce, Hilary Taylor, and Van Smith
  • Interview from 1975 featuring Waters and cast members Divine, Stole, and David Lochary
  • Deleted scenes and alternate takes
  • Rare on-set footage
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Ed Halter
    New cover design by Eric Skillman

THE VIRGIN SPRING (1960)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. With austere simplicity, the director tells the story of the rape and murder of the virgin Karin, and her father Töre’s ruthless pursuit of vengeance against the three killers. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity.

Disc features include:

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2005 by Ingmar Bergman scholar Birgitta Steene
  • Interviews from 2005 with actors Gunnel Lindblom and Birgitta Pettersson
  • Introduction by filmmaker Ang Lee from 2005
  • Audio recording of a 1975 American Film Institute seminar by Bergman
  • Alternate English-dubbed soundtrack
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film scholar Peter Cowie and screenwriter Ulla Isaksson and the medieval ballad on which the film is based

Cover by Eric Skillman


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK
THE ENDLESS (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic SPRING, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.


ESCAPE PLAN 2: HADES (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: Years after Ray Breslin [Academy Award (R) nominee Sylvester Stallone (Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Creed, 2016)] fought his way out of the escape-proof prison called “The Tomb,” he’s organized a new top-notch, for-hire security force. But when one of his team members goes missing inside a computerized techno-terror battle-maze known as HADES, Breslin together with Trent DeRosa (Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy) must now decipher a way to break into the world’s best hidden prison, release their kidnapped team, and make it out alive.


GEMINI (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Lola Kirke – MISTRESS AMERICA, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, GONE GIRL) and her Hollywood starlet boss (Zoë Kravitz – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, DIVERGENT). As the assistant travels across Los Angeles to unravel the mystery, she must stay one step ahead of a determined policeman (John Cho – STAR TREK, HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE) and confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.


TERMINAL (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.


TV BOX SETS

BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES – BACK IN ACTION! (2017)

Official Synopsis: Six friends, including a tech genius and his compassionate robot, protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.

  • Bananya: The Complete Series (2016)
  • Big Hero 6 The Series: Back In Action (2017)
  • Clockwork Planet: The Complete Series (2017)
  • Girlfriends: Season One (2018)
  • Grimoire Of Zero: Complete Collection (Premium Box Set) (2017)
  • The Heart Guy: Season Two (2017)
  • Kenka Bancho Otome – Girl Beats Boys: The Complete Series (2017)
  • The Last Post: Season One (2017)
  • The Martian Chronicles: The Mini-Series (1980)
  • The Mick: Season Two (2017)
  • Peyton Place: Part Four (1967–1968)
  • Sakura Quest: Part One (2017)
  • Sister Princess: The Complete Series (2001)

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD

GROUNDHOG DOG (1993)
  • Groundhog Day (1993) (4K)
  • Jack Reacher (2012) (4K)
  • Mission: Impossible (1996) (4K)
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000) (4K)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006) (4K)
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) (4K)
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES

  • The Addiction (Special Edition) (1995)
  • Adventures In Public School (2017)
  • All For One (2017)
  • Ant-Man (Steel Book) (2015)
  • Assisi In Silence (2017)
  • Back To Burgundy (2017)
  • The Banishment (2018)
  • Beauty and the Dogs (2017)
  • Beauty Mark (2017)
  • Beyond The Edge (2018)
  • Bikini Chain Gang (2005)
  • A Breed Apart (1984)
  • Cat Sick Blues (2015)
  • China Salesman (2018)
  • Christmas In Evergreen (2017)
  • Disorganized Crime (1989)
  • Easy Money: Hard To Kill (2012)
  • Easy Money: Life Deluxe (2013)
  • The Escape Of Prisoner 614 (2018)
  • Fiesta (1947)
  • Finding Forever In Love (2014)
  • Francis & Clare Of Assisi (2007)
  • Garlic & Gunpowder (2017)
  • Garo Special: Beast Of The Demon Night (2006)
  • German Angst (2015)
  • Ground Zero (2010)
  • Gus: An American Icon (2009)
  • Hannah (2017)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone/Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 2 Film Collection (2001 / 2002)
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban/Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 2 Film Collection (2004 / 2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix/Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: 2 Film Collection (2007 / 2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and 2: 2 Film Collection (2010 / 2011)
  • Hell House LLC (2015)
  • Hunter X Hunter: Set 4 (2011)
  • In Darkness (2018)
  • John Wayne: 20 Film Collection
  • Like The Clouds Like The Wind (1990)
  • Lupin The 3rd: Bye, Bye Lady Liberty (2005)
  • Madame (2017)
  • Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) (Warner Archive Collection)
  • Miracles (1986)
  • Pagan Love Song (1950) (Warner Archive Collection)
  • The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume Two
  • Plonger (2017)
  • The Return (2003)
  • Sheikh Jackson (2018)
  • Sister Princess (2001)
  • Sleepless In Seattle (1993) (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Smoke Screen (2010)
  • Space Warrior Baldios: The Movie (1981)
  • Spinning Man (2018)
  • Stranger Fruit (2017)
  • Survive! (1977)
  • A Taste of Phobia (2017)
  • Thrill Of A Romance (1945)
  • Turtle Tale (2015)
  • Ultimate Puppet Master Collection (13 Disc Set w/ Trunk) (1989 – 2017)
    • Puppet Master (1989)
    • Puppet Master II (1990)
    • Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge (1991)
    • Puppet Master 4 (1993)
    • Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994)
    • Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)
    • Retro Puppet Master (1999)
    • Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003)
    • Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010)
    • Puppet Master X: Axis Rising (2012)
    • Puppet Master: Axis Termination (2017)
  • Vigil (1984)
  • What Is Classic Rock? (2018)
  • What We’ve Become (2016)

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