SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018)


Official Synopsis: Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

  • Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable
    Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.
  • Team Chewie
    See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes.
  • Kasdan on Kasdan
    Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together.
  • Remaking the Millennium Falcon
    Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.”
  • Escape from Corellia
    Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia.
  • The Train Heist
    Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects.
  • Becoming a Droid: L3-37
    Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life.
  • Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso
    Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac.
  • Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run
    Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Proxima’s Den
    • Corellian Foot Chase
    • Han Solo: Imperial Cadet
    • The Battle of Mimban: Extended
    • Han Versus Chewie: Extended
    • Snowball Fight!
    • Meet Dryden: Extended
    • Coaxium Double-Cross


TV SPOTLIGHT


DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: SEASON THREE (2017 – 2018)


Official Synopsis: After the defeat of Eobard Thawne and his equally nefarious Legion of Doom, the Legends face a new existential threat created by their actions at the end of last season.

  • The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2017
  • Inside the Crossover: Crisis on Earth-X
  • Post Production Theater
  • Gag Reel


CRITERION CORNER


ANDREI RUBLEV (1966)


Official Synopsis: Tracing the life of a renowned icon painter, the second feature by Andrei Tarkovsky vividly conjures the murky world of medieval Russia. This dreamlike and remarkably tactile film follows Andrei Rublev as he passes through a series of poetically linked scenes—snow falls inside an unfinished church, naked pagans stream through a thicket during a torchlit ritual, a boy oversees the clearing away of muddy earth for the forging of a gigantic bell—gradually emerging as a man struggling mightily to preserve his creative and religious integrity. Appearing here in the director’s preferred 183-minute cut as well as the version that was originally suppressed by Soviet authorities, the masterwork Andrei Rublev is one of Tarkovsky’s most revered films, an arresting meditation on art, faith, and endurance.

  • New high-definition digital restoration of the director’s preferred 183-minute cut, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Passion According to Andrei, the original 205-minute version of the film
  • Steamroller and Violin, Tarkovsky’s 1961 student thesis film
  • The Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film’s script
  • On the Set of “Andrei Rublev,” a 1966 documentary about the making of the film
  • New interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev and cinematographer Vadim Yusov by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne
  • New interview with film scholar Robert Bird
  • Selected-scene commentary from 1998 featuring film scholar Vlada Petric
  • New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic J. Hoberman

New cover by Nessim Higson


A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961)


Official Synopsis: Lorraine Hansberry’s immortal A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be performed on Broadway. Two years later, the production came to the screen, directed by Daniel Petrie. The original stars—including Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee—reprise their roles as members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. The Youngers await a life-insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how to use the money. Vividly rendering Hansberry’s sharp observations on generational conflict and housing discrimination, Petrie’s film captures the high stakes, shifting currents, and varieties of experience within black life in midcentury America.

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 1961 with playwright/screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry
  • New interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine
  • Episode of Theater Talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis
  • Excerpt from Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978), with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr.
  • New interview with film scholar Mia Mask, coeditor of Poitier Revisited
  • Interview from 2002 with director Daniel Petrie
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Sarita Cannon and author James Baldwin’s 1969 tribute to Hansberry, “Sweet Lorraine”

Cover based on a poster for the theatrical production of A Raisin in the Sun


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


GOTTI (2018)


Official Synopsis: GOTTI follows infamous crime boss John Gotti’s (John Travolta) rise to become the “Teflon Don” of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Rocco Lofranco), GOTTI examines Gotti’s tumultuous life as he and his wife (Kelly Preston) attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences.


HOT SUMMER NIGHTS (2018)


Official Synopsis: Daniel Middleton (Timothée Chalamet), a likable but socially awkward recent high-school graduate, is spending the summer before wealthy “summer bird” dropping in for the season, Daniel struggles to find his place-until he meets Hunter Strawberry (Alex Roe), the local bad-boy who peddles marijuana to well-off vacationers when he isn’t protecting his younger sister McKayla (Maika Monroe) from overzealous male suitors. Sensing an opportunity, Daniel persuades Hunter to go into business, dealing weed up and down the Cape together as the summer heat intensifies. Newly confident, Daniel falls for McKayla, keeping their relationship secret until it becomes explosive. Set in the summer of 1991 against the backdrop of a looming hurricane, Hot Summer Nights is the confident and assured debut feature from writer-director Elijah Bynum. Featuring a wry and charming performance by Chalamet, a stellar turn by Monroe (It Follows), and a breakout performance by Roe-who remarkably seems to be channeling James Dean-Hot Summer Nights is a torrid thriller about small-town misdeeds that erupt in passion and violence.

  • “Don’t Be Boring: Making Hot Summer Nights” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Elijah Bynum and Actor Emory Cohen ​

MOUNTAIN (2018)


Official Synopsis: Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind , and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.

  • Behind the Scenes
  • Director Jennifer Peedom interview
  • Author Robert Mcfarlane (“Mountains of the Mind”)

THE SEAGULL (2018)


Official Synopsis: One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Adapted by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam (“The Humans”) from Anton Chekhov’s classic play and directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”), THE SEAGULL explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.

  • Cast and Crew Red Carpet Interviews
  • Post-screening Q&A from the Tribeca Film Festival with director Michael Mayer, Bening, Ronan, Stoll, Winningham, Tenney, Fleshler, Zegen, Howle, Dennehy and Karam
  • City Cinemas Q&A with Mayer and Bening.​

UNCLE DREW (2018)


Official Synopsis: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (LilRel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.

4K ULTRA HD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
· DEAR DREW Animated Short
· 7 Deleted Scenes
· “Who is Uncle Drew? The Making of a Basketball Icon” Featurette
· “Youngbloods of Comedy” Featurette
· “Bucket Seats & Boom Boom Rooms: Uncle Drew’s Van” Featurette
· Enhanced Audio Commentary with Director Charles Stone III

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
· “Youngbloods of Comedy” Featurette
· “Bucket Seats & Boom Boom Rooms: Uncle Drew’s Van” Featurette


TV BOX SET


BILLIONS: SEASON THREE (2018)

Official Synopsis: Season three of BILLIONS finds Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) in a world that has shifted on its axis. Both men are still determined to destroy the other, but must also battle for their own survival amid new forces and powerful enemies. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) Chuck’s wife and Axe’s performance coach, is all in for both of them, an uneasy and dangerous position for her, and one that ultimately puts her to a decision that could alter the direction of her life irrevocably. Money, power, justice and revenge are all on the line for each of these characters as well as for the rest of the stellar cast, including Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Asia Kate Dillon and Jeffrey DeMunn. Clancy Brown guest stars this season as Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat, the new Attorney General, who has a compelling portfolio of accomplishments, a wicked intellect and a serious interest in both Chuck and Bobby Axe.

  • 911: Season One (2018)
  • Ancient Aliens: Season Eleven (2016)
  • Billions: Season Three (2018)
  • Brave Witches: The Complete Series (2016 – 2017)
  • Bubblegum Crisis: High-definition Disctopia (1987 – 1991)
  • Deception: The Complete Series (2018)
  • Dynasty: Season One (2017 – 2018)
  • Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series (1990 – 1995)
  • Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series (1983 – 1987)
  • Marmalade Boy: The Complete Series (1992 – 1995)
  • Perfect Strangers: Season Five (1989)
  • Police Story: Season Three (1975 – 1976)
  • Preacher: Season Three (2018)
  • Stellvia: The Complete Series (2003)
  • Tokyo Ghoul: Season Two (2018)

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


X-MEN TRILOGY (4K)

  • American Psycho (2000) (4K)
  • Doctor Who: Twice Upon A Time (2017) (4K)
  • The Punisher (2004) (4K)
  • Punisher: War Zone (2008) (4K)
  • X-Men: Trilogy (2000 / 2003 / 2006) (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • 13 Souls (2017)
  • 14 Cameras (2018)
  • Accel World: Infinite Burst (2016)
  • Absurd (1981)
  • After Louie (2017)
  • All Styles (2018)
  • An American in Texas (2017)
  • Angel Town (1989) (Special Edition)
  • Anthropophagous (1980)
  • The Baby (1973)
  • Battle in Outer Space (1959)
  • Being Black Enough (2018)
  • Beyond The Brink (2018)
  • Body Melt (1993)
  • Born Free: The Complete Collection
  • The Bride (1985)
  • The Chronicles of Melanie (2016)
  • The Cyclops (1957)
  • The Day of the Jackal (1973)
  • Demon House (2018)
  • Die In One Day (2018)
  • Don’t Open Your Eyes (2018)
  • Double Feature: Strait-Jacket/Berserk (1964 / 1967)
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) (Collector’s Edition)
  • Family Pictures (1993)
  • The Farmer’s Daughter (1947)
  • A Flower From Heaven 2: Perilous Journey (2017)
  • Freaky Friday (2018)
  • Gabe (2017)
  • A Good Dream (2017)
  • Good Times (1967)
  • The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (1976)
  • Grief (2017)
  • Holiday (2018)
  • The House on Tombstone Hill (1989)
  • Izzy Gets the F–k Across Town (2018)
  • Joaquim Pedro de Andrade: The Complete Films
  • Ken Foster (2016)
  • King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2018)
  • The Legend of Hillbilly John (1972)
  • Making A Killing (2018)
  • The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)
  • Memories Within Miss Aggie (1974)
  • Molly (2017)
  • Occupation (2018)
  • One October: A Nightmare In Las Vegas (2018)
  • Our Daily Bread (2005)
  • Out Of The Shadows (2017)
  • Pathways (Sean’s Lament) (2017)
  • Pin Cushion (2017)
  • Princess Principal: Complete Collection
  • The Principal (1987)
  • Queen of Outer Space (1958)
  • Quigley Down Under (1990)
  • Ramen Heads (2017)
  • The [REC] Collection
  • Records Collecting Dust (2015)
  • Red Eye (2017)
  • Red Scare Double Feature: Invasion U.S.A. / Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1985 / 1958)
  • Regina (2013)
  • The Row (2018)
  • Sangaree (1953)
  • Save Me from Love (2016)
  • Scarlet Diva (2000)
  • Screwball: His Girl Griday / Front Page
  • Screwball: My Man Godfrey / Nothing Sacred
  • Scum’s Wish: Complete Collection
  • The Shepherd (2016)
  • Sid Caesar: The Works
  • Sleepless Nights (2016)
  • Sollers Point (2017)
  • The Swarm (1978)
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
  • Train Set (2018)
  • The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
  • Trapeze (1956)
  • WeedWolf (2011)
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
  • White Rabbit (2018)
  • The Wild Heart (1950)

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