CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2018)


Official Synopsis: “Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

  • Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu and Novelist Kevin Kwan
  • Crazy Rich Fun
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

TV SPOTLIGHT


LONGMIRE: THE COMPLETE SERIES


Official Synopsis: Based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson, Longmire stars Australian actor Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. A man in psychic repair after the murder of his wife, Longmire buries his loss behind a brave face and dry wit. At the urging of his daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman), and close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips), he sets out to rebuild his personal and professional life one step at a time. But with his county in turmoil, Sheriff Longmire relies on his loyal deputies Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff), Branch Connally (Bailey Chase) and the Ferg (Adam Bartley). At the end of the day, it’s Longmire’s job to keep the peace in Big Sky Country in this contemporary crime thriller.


CRITERION CORNER


INGMAR BERGMAN’S CINEMA


Official Synopsis: In honor of Ingmar Bergman’s one hundredth birthday, the Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive collection of his films ever released on home video. One of the most revelatory voices to emerge from the postwar explosion of international art-house cinema, Bergman was a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical and spiritual questions. The struggles of faith and morality, the nature of dreams, and the agonies and ecstasies of human relationships—Bergman explored these subjects in films ranging from comedies whose lightness and complexity belie their brooding hearts to groundbreaking formal experiments and excruciatingly intimate explorations of family life.

Arranged as a film festival with opening and closing nights bookending double features and centerpieces, this selection spans six decades and thirty-nine films—including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life. Accompanied by a 248-page book with essays on each program, as well as by more than thirty hours of supplemental features, Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema traces themes and images across Bergman’s career, blazing trails through the master’s unequaled body of work for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

  • Thirty-nine films, including eighteen never before released by Criterion
  • Digital restorations of the fi lms, including a new 4K restoration of The Seventh Seal and new 2K restorations of Crisis, Persona, Fanny and Alexander, and many others, with uncompressed monaural and stereo soundtracks
  • Eleven introductions by director Ingmar Bergman
  • Six audio commentaries
  • Over five hours of interviews with Bergman
  • Interviews with Bergman’s collaborators, including actors Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Bergman, Erland Josephson, Gunnel Lindblom, Liv Ullmann, and Max von Sydow and cinematographer Sven Nykvist
  • Daniel and Karin’s Face, two rarely seen documentary shorts by Bergman
  • Documentaries about the making of Autumn Sonata, Fanny and Alexander, The Magic Flute, The Serpent’s Egg, The Touch, and Winter Light
  • Extensive programs about Bergman’s life and work, including Bergman Island, . . . But Film Is My Mistress, Laterna Magica, Liv & Ingmar, and others
  • Behind-the-scenes footage, video essays, trailers, stills galleries, and more
  • PLUS: A lavishly illustrated 248-page book, featuring essays on the films by critics, scholars, and authors including Cowie, Alexander Chee, Molly Haskell, Karan Mahajan, Fernanda Solórzano, and many others, along with selections from remarks and texts by Bergman himself

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)


Official Synopsis: One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, in landmark performances) skip town by donning drag and joining an all-female band en route to Miami. The charm of the group’s singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her bombshell powers) leads them ever further into extravagant lies, as Joe assumes the persona of a millionaire to woo her and Jerry’s female alter ego winds up engaged to a tycoon. With a whip-smart script by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, and sparking chemistry among its finely tuned cast, Some Like It Hot is as deliriously funny and fresh today as it was when it first knocked audiences out six decades ago.

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1989 featuring film scholar Howard Suber
  • New short program on Orry-Kelly’s costumes for the film, featuring costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and costume historian and archivist Larry McQueen
  • Three behind-the-scenes documentaries
  • Appearances by director Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show from 1982
  • Conversation from 2001 between actor Tony Curtis and film critic Leonard Maltin
  • French television interview from 1988 with actor Jack Lemmon
  • Radio interview from 1955 with actor Marilyn Monroe
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson

New cover by F. Ron Miller


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


BLINDSPOTTING (2018)


Official Synopsis: Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in. Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style, and humor, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Straight from the Town: Making Blindspotting
  • Carlos Lopez Estrada: A Director’s Diary
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Director Carlos Lopez Estrada
  • Feature Audio Commentary with Writers-Actors Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal

DOG DAYS (2018)


Official Synopsis: You’ll fall head over paws in love when the lives of a group of strangers intertwine in this sweet and lovable film. When a barista (Vanessa Hudgens) finds a stray Chihuahua, she learns that a lovestruck customer (Jon Bass) heads a rescue agency. Meanwhile, a widower’s Pug changes life for adoptive parents, pups help a newscaster cope with her co-host, and a slacker musician reluctantly pet-sits his sister’s scruffy Labradoodle. With its irresistible cast and satisfying story of love and face laps, Dog Days is one hilarious romp in the park!


KIN (2018)


Official Synopsis: Recently released from prison, Jimmy (Reynor) hopes to reconnect with his younger adopted brother, Eli (Truitt), and estranged father (Quaid). But after a run-in with a vengeful criminal (Franco), Jimmy and Eli become fugitives with one hope for survival: a metallic box from another dimension that transforms into a superpowered weapon and leads Eli to discover his true identity—a hero destined for greatness—in this thrilling action-adventure with a sci-fi twist.

  • Audio Commentary with co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker and screenwriter Daniel Casey
  • “Thicker Than Water: The Making of Kin” 8-Part Documentary
  • “Enhanced Visual FX Breakdown” Featurette
  • “Bag Man: Original Short” with optional audio commentary by co-directors Jonathan and Josh Baker
  • 10 Deleted Scenes
  • “Learned Behavior: Special Features at Work” hour-long roundtable discussion between Jonathan and Josh Baker and renowned filmmakers including “10 Cloverfield Lane” director Dan Trachtenberg, “Swiss Army Man” directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, legendary special features producer Laurent Bouzereau (“Jaws,” “Back to the Future,” “Ready Player One”) and special features godfather Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” “Tusk”).

SKATE KITCHEN (2018)


Official Synopsis: In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film’s authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. SKATE KITCHEN precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.


TV BOX SET


ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Official Synopsis: Take a break from all the pesky neighbors, free-loading pals and hazardous household chores with Rocko’s Modern Life: The Complete Series! For the first time ever, every single episode of one of Nickelodeon’s biggest animated series is all in one place. Here’s a pro tip for your modern life: grab your copy now!

Special Features:

  • ‘Trash-O-Madness’ original pilot version
  • Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Rocko
  • Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Heffer
  • Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Filburt
  • Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: The Bigheads


  • Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond: Season Two
  • Fancy Nancy: Volume One
  • Hey Arnold! The Ultimate Collection
  • The Morose Mononokean: The Complete Series
  • Myriad Colors Phantom World: Complete Series
  • No Offence: Series Two
  • Rocko’s Modern Life: The Complete Series
  • Space Patrol Luluco: Complete Series
  • Step By Step: Season Three

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
  • Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Steelbook)
  • Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
  • Cabaret (1972)
  • Candyman (Collector’s Edition)
  • The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
  • Clouzot: Early Works
  • Crackdown: Big City Blues
  • Discarding Santa
  • The Domestics
  • Don’t Leave Home
  • The FBI Story (1959)
  • Fireworks (2017)
  • Freejack (1992)
  • Frontline: Left Behind America
  • Garo: Vanishing Line – Part One
  • The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
  • Heavy Trip
  • High Voltage (2018)
  • Holy Motors (Collector’s Edition)
  • Inside Daisy Clover
  • The Iron Horse (1924)
  • Kevin Smith: Silent but Deadly (Extended Edition)
  • The Ladybug
  • The Last Seduction
  • The Last Supper (1995)
  • Life In The Doghouse (2018)
  • Little Italy (2018)
  • The Little Mermaid (2018)
  • Luciferina (2018)
  • Luther And I
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Malicious
  • The Mamie Van Doren Film Noir Collection
  • Maniac (1963)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Never Heard
  • Never Steady Never Still (2017)
  • Oklahoma Crude
  • Orphan Horse
  • Outrage Coda (2017)
  • Pioneers: The First Women Filmmakers
  • Planetary (2015)
  • Puppy Star Christmas
  • Reformation
  • Road North (2012)
  • Robin And Marian (1976)
  • Star Pilot / King of Kong Island
  • Streets of Fire (35th Anniversary Steelbook)
  • The Sun at Midnight (2017)
  • The Teahouse Of The August Moon
  • Time Regained
  • The True Story of Jesse James
  • Urban Legend (1998) (Collector’s Edition)
  • Urban Legends: Final Cut
  • We The Animals
  • Women In The Sand
  • Young Guns II (1990)

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