SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO (2018)


Official Synopsis: In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules–and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict–but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

  • “From Film to Franchise: Continuing the Story”
  • “An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Soldado”
  • “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast & Characters” ​


TV SPOTLIGHT


BARRY: SEASON ONE (2018)


Official Synopsis: Starring Bill Hader as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest. Lonely and dissatisfied in his life, he reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor. Barry follows his “mark” into an acting class and ends up finding an accepting community in a group of eager hopefuls within the LA theater scene. He wants to start a new life as an actor, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away — can he find a way to balance both worlds?


CRITERION CORNER


THE NAKED PREY (1965)


Official Synopsis: Glamorous leading man turned idiosyncratic auteur Cornel Wilde created in the 1960s and ’70s a handful of gritty, violent explorations of the nature of man, none more memorable than The Naked Prey. In the early nineteenth century, after an ivory-hunting safari offends a group of South African hunters, the colonialists are captured and hideously tortured. A lone marksman (Wilde) is released, without clothes or weapons, to be hunted for sport, and he begins a harrowing journey through savanna and jungle back to a primitive state. Distinguished by vivid widescreen camera work and unflinchingly ferocious action sequences, The Naked Prey is both a propulsive, stripped-to-the-bone narrative and a meditation on the concept of civilization.

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2007 by film scholar Stephen Prince
  • “John Colter’s Escape,” a 1913 record of the trapper’s flight from Blackfoot Indians—which was the inspiration for The Naked Prey—read by actor Paul Giamatti
  • Original soundtrack cues created by director Cornel Wilde and ethnomusicologist Andrew Tracey, along with a written statement by Tracey
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson and a 1970 interview with Wilde

Cover by Michael Boland


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


THE CATCHER WAS A SPY (2018)


Official Synopsis: In the midst of World War II, major league catcher Moe Berg (Paul Rudd) is drafted to join a new team: the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor to the CIA). No ordinary ballplayer, the erudite, Jewish Ivy League graduate speaks nine languages and is a regular guest on a popular TV quiz show. Despite his celebrity, Berg is an enigma – a closeted gay man with a knack for keeping secrets. The novice spy is quickly trained and sent into the field to stop German scientist Werner Heisenberg before he can build an atomic bomb for the Nazis.


THE FIRST PURGE (2018)


Official Synopsis: Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

  • Includes a digital copy of The First Purge (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Deleted Scene
  • A Radical Experiment
  • Bringing the Chaos
  • The Masks of The First Purge

LEAVE NO TRACE (2018)


Official Synopsis: Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.

  • Includes a digital copy of Leave No Trace (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes Vignettes
  • Creating Leave No Trace
  • Location Scout Photo Gallery

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (2018)


Official Synopsis: Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret — a secret with radical repercussions for us all.

  • Includes a digital copy of Three Identical Strangers (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Q&A with David Kellman, Robert Shafran, Brenda Galland, Ellen Cervone, and Director Tom Wardle
  • Feature Commentary with Director Time Wardle and Editor Michael Harte
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trailer

TV BOX SET


VIKINGS: SEASON FIVE – PART ONE

Official Synopsis: Season five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death. Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. This season is full of startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors”) joins the cast in season five as “Bishop Heahmund” along with series regulars Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”), Gustaf Skarsgård (“Floki”), Alexander Ludwig (“Bjorn”) and Alex Høgh Andersen (“Ivar the Boneless”).

  • The Adventures of Aquaman: The Complete Collection
  • Angel: The Complete Series
  • Animaniacs: The Complete Series
  • The Beverly Hillbillies: Season Five
  • Bones: The Complete Series
  • Burn Notice: The Complete Series
  • Cartoon Network Hall of Fame – Courage the Cowardly Dog: The Complete Series
  • Community: The Complete Series
  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Season One
  • Doctor Who: The Christopher Eccleston & David Tennant Collection
  • Doctor Who: The Matt Smith Collection
  • Doctor Who: The Peter Capaldi Collection
  • Galaxy Angel: The Complete Series
  • Glee: The Complete Series
  • Good Witch: Season Four
  • How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Series
  • Hyouka: The Complete Series
  • The Love Boat: Season Four – Volume One
  • The Love Boat: Season Four – Volume Two
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Series
  • MAS*H: The Complete Series
  • The New Adventures of Batman
  • The New Adventures of Superman
  • The Originals: The Complete Series
  • Pop Team Epic: Season One
  • Reba: The Complete Series
  • The Resident: Season One
  • Rosario + Vampire: The Complete Series
  • Saved by the Bell: The Complete Collection
  • Shetland: Season Four
  • Sons of Anarchy: The Complete Series
  • Soul Food: The Complete Series
  • Superman: The Complete Animated Series
  • Vikings: Season Five – Volume One

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


STEP BROTHERS (2008)

Official Synopsis: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly re-team with that film’s director, Adam McKay, to tell the tale of two pampered best friends whose single parents fall in love and decide to marry. McKay and Ferrell share screenwriting credits, and Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller produce.

Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Job Interviews
  • Gag Reel
  • Extended & Alternate Scenes
  • Line-O-Rama
  • Prestige Worldwide Full Presentation
  • Boats ‘N Hoes – Full Music Video
  • Therapy Sessions
  • Dale Vs Brennan – Sibling Rivalry
  • The Making of Step Brothers
  • Audio Commentary with Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Adam McKay, Special Guest NBA Star Baron Davis and Scored by Jon Brion
  • The Music of Step Brothers
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) (4K)
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001) (4K)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) (4K)
  • The Purge (2013) (4K) (Steelbook)
  • The Purge: Anarchy (2014) (4K) (Steelbook)
  • The Purge: Election Year (2016) (4K) (Steelbook)
  • Step Brothers (2008) (10th Anniversary) (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • 3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story
  • The 12th Man (2017)
  • Ace in the Hole (1951)
  • Afraid
  • All Light Will End
  • Alright Now
  • Alterscape
  • An American Werewolf In London (1981) (Steelbook)
  • Annabella / Annabelle: Creation – 2-Film Collection
  • Apartment 407
  • Aquaman and Friends
  • Battle in Outer Space (1960)
  • Battle of the Bulge: Wunderland (2018)
  • Beetlejuice (1988) (Steelbook)
  • Behold the Earth (2017)
  • Benji: Off The Leash (2004)
  • Betrayed
  • Blade of the Immortal / 13 Assassins
  • Blood Fest (2018)
  • Blue Iguana (2018)
  • Born Racer (2018)
  • Bramble House Christmas (Hallmark Holiday Collection)
  • Breath (2017)
  • Cafe Diego: Cost of a Dream
  • Christmas at Holly Lodge (Hallmark Holiday Collection)
  • Christmas Next Door (Hallmark Holiday Collection)
  • The Conjuring – 2-Film Collection
  • Corpse Prison: Part One (2017)
  • A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream
  • Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (2018)
  • Death Race – 4-Movie Collection
  • Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow (Hallmark Holiday Collection)
  • Descendants 1 & 2
  • The Devil’s Doorway (2018)
  • Domain (2018)
  • Dreamworks 6 Wild Adventures
  • Dwayne Johnson – 5 Film Collection
  • Elena Ferrante on Film
  • End Of Fall
  • Engaging Father Christmas (Hallmark Holiday Collection)
  • Feral (2017)
  • Free! Take Your Marks (2017)
  • Halloween (2007) (Collector’s Edition Steelbook)
  • Home / Home: For The Holidays (Holiday Double Feature)
  • The Housewife (2018)
  • How to Train Your Dragon / Dragons Holiday: Gift of the Night Fury (Holiday Double Feature)
  • I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • Illumimation Presents: 6-Movie Collection
  • IT (2017)
  • Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
  • Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Christmas Miracle (Hallmark Holiday Collection)
  • Kim Swims
  • The King (2018)
  • Kung Fu Panda / Kung Fu Panda: Holiday (Holiday Double Feature)
  • La Familia
  • Lake Fear 3
  • The Legend Of Halloween Jack
  • Madagascar / Merry Madagascar (Holiday Double Feature)
  • Maximum Impact (2017)
  • The Misandrists
  • Monster Family
  • Nick Movie Collection
  • The Night Stalker (1972)
  • The Night Strangler (1973)
  • Number One Fan (2014)
  • Pokémon: The Movies Collection
  • Police Squad TV / Movie Collection
  • The Purge: 4-Movie Collection
  • Rififi (1955)
  • The Rock Collection
  • Rodin (2017)
  • Sailor Moon S: The Movie (1993)
  • Salem’s Lot (1979) (Steelbook)
  • Saturday Night Laughs: 5-Movie Collection
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Haunted House
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Skeletons
  • Scooby-Doo!: Carnival Capers Triple Feature
  • Shrek / Shrek The Halls
  • Sleep No More (2018)
  • S.M.A.R.T. Chase (2017)
  • The Snow Queen 3: Fire & Ice (2016)
  • Space Force: Battlefront
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • Strange Nature (2018)
  • Strangers On The Earth (2017)
  • The Star (2017)
  • Suicide Squad: Theatrical & Extended Cut
  • Tales from the Hood 2 (2018)
  • Teen Beach Movie 2 / Zombies
  • Trolls / Trolls Holiday (Holiday Double Feature)
  • Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
  • The Way
  • West Of Hell (2018)
  • William and the Windmill (2013)
  • WolfCop: Wolfpack

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