JULY 24TH, 2018
READY PLAYER ONE (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.


CRITERION CORNER
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (1946)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) encounters the American radio operator (Kim Hunter) to whom he has just delivered his dying wishes, and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the hereafter arrives to correct the bureaucratic error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth—painted by production designer Alfred Junge and cinematographer Jack Cardiff as a rich Technicolor Eden—climbing a wide staircase to stand trial in a starkly beautiful, black-and-white modernist afterlife. Intended to smooth tensions between the wartime allies Britain and America, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s richly humanistic A Matter of Life and Death traverses time and space to make a case for the transcendent value of love.

Disc features include:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Interview from 2008 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie
  • New interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell’s widow
  • New short documentary on the film’s special effects featuring film historian Craig Barron and visual-effects artist Harrison Ellenshaw
  • The Colour Merchant, a 1998 short film featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff
  • The South Bank Show: “Michael Powell,” a 1986 television program featuring Powell
  • Restoration demonstration
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

New cover by Laura Smith


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK
THE CON IS ON (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: This stylish, star-studded caper comedy stars Uma Thurman (Kill Bill franchise) as Harriet and Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) as Peter, a con-artist couple cooking up a jewel-theft scam in L.A. to pay off sexy gangster Irina (played by Maggie Q). Having squandered Irina’s loot one drunken night, Harriet and Peter escape to Hollywood, where they plot to steal a priceless jewel from Peter’s loopy ex-wife (Alice Eve) to repay the debt. The dazzling cast also includes Parker Posey (Superman Returns) and Sofia Vergara (TV’s “Modern Family”).


HAPPY END (2017)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: Michael Haneke returns with a drama about a well-off French family living in a bourgeois bubble in northern France, oblivious to the human misery unfolding in migrant camps around the port town of Calais, a few miles from their home.


OPERATION RED SEA (2018)
Best Buy Co, Inc.

Official Synopsis: Famed action director Dante Lam returns with this explosive follow-up to his 2016 box office smash OPERATION MEKONG. When a terrorist plot to obtain nuclear materials is hidden under the cover of a violent coup, only the Chinese Navy’s elite Jiaolong Assault Team have the deadly skill and precision needed to take on the situation.


TV BOX SETS

GRAVITY FALLS: THE COMPLETE SERIES (2012-2016)

Official Synopsis: Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their uncle’s tourist trap in the enigmatic town of Gravity Falls.

  • Battle Girl High School: The Complete Collection
  • Gravity Falls: The Complete Series
  • Legend Of The Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set
  • Knots Landing: Season One
  • Spiral: Season Six

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES

  • 50 Cent: Who Dares Wins (2005)
  • Another Soul (2018)
  • The Belle Of Amherst (1976)
  • Belly Timber (2016)
  • Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
  • Birthmarked (2018)
  • Blood Mountain (2017)
  • Cradle of Filth: From The Cradle To The Grave (2002)
  • Dagon (2001)
  • The Dead Bodies in #223 (2017)
  • The Devil Dogs Of Kilo Company (2015)
  • Dim The Fluorescents (2017)
  • Dream Big: Engineering Our World (2017)
  • Edge Of Darkness (1943)
  • Emily (2017)
  • Firesign Theater: Just Folks Live At The Roxy
  • The Flame And The Arrow (1950)
  • For Better Or For Worse (2014)
  • The Garden Of Eden (1928)
  • The Great Game (2015)
  • Half The Picture (2018)
  • The Helper (2017)
  • House Shark (2017)
  • I Am A Hero (2015)
  • The Incantation (2018)
  • Incident In A Ghostland (2018)
  • Indivisible (2016)
  • In the Mouth Of Madness (Collector’s Edition) (1994)
  • I Walk Alone (1948)
  • The League Of Superheroes (2015)
  • Little Pink House (2017)
  • Love After Love (2017)
  • Love Me Deadly (1976)
  • Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992)
  • The Midnighters (2017)
  • My Gal Sunday (2014)
  • The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)
  • Night Of The Virgin (2016)
  • No Good Heroes (2016)
  • Northern Pursuit (1943)
  • O Fantasma (2000)
  • One Strange Rock (2018)
  • Pretty Bad Actress (2011)
  • Razzia (2017)
  • Saiyuki Reload Blast (2017)
  • A Strange Adventure (1956)
  • Streets Of Vengeance (2016)
  • Sunset Society (2018)
  • Supergirl (1984)
  • Tainted Souls (2017)
  • The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
  • Tiger By The Tail (1970)
  • Twin Star Exorcists – Part One (Collector’s Edition) (2016)
  • Uncertain Glory (1944)
  • Venus Obscura (2017)
  • When Calls The Heart: My Heart Is Yours (2018)
  • Windrider (1986)
  • The Wreck Of The Mary Deare (1959)
  • You Will Be Mine (2009)

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