SEARCHING (2018)


Official Synopsis: After David Kim’s (John Cho) 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

  • “Changing The Language Of Cinema”
  • “Update Username: Cast and Characters”
  • “Searching For Easter Eggs”
  • “Audio Commentary with Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian”

TV SPOTLIGHT


SHARP OBJECTS: LIMITED SERIES (2018)


Official Synopsis: For Camille Preaker, it’s a dark path down memory lane. Based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) and directed by Emmy(R) winner Jean-Marc Vallee (HBO’s “Big Little Lies”), this thrilling limited series stars five-time Oscar(R) nominee Amy Adams as a city journalist with a history of psychiatric issues who returns to her rural hometown to cover the apparent murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself clashing with her overbearing mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson), falling back into a dangerous series of self-destructive habits, and identifying with the young murder victims a bit too closely.


CRITERION CORNER


THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942)


Official Synopsis: Orson Welles’s beautiful, nostalgia-suffused second feature—the subject of one of cinema’s greatest missing-footage tragedies—harks back to turn-of-the-twentieth-century Indianapolis, chronicling the inexorable decline of the fortunes of an affluent family. Adapted from an acclaimed Booth Tarkington novel and featuring restlessly inventive camera work and powerful performances from a cast including Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, and Agnes Moorehead, the film traces the rifts deepening within the Amberson clan—at the same time as the forces of progress begin to transform the city they once ruled. Though RKO excised over forty minutes of footage, now lost to history, and added an incongruously upbeat ending, The Magnificent Ambersons is an emotionally rich family saga and a masterful elegy for a bygone chapter of American life.

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Two audio commentaries, featuring scholars Robert L. Carringer and James Naremore and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
  • New interviews with film historians Simon Callow and Joseph McBride
  • New video essay on the film’s cinematographers by scholar François Thomas
  • New video essays by scholars François Thomas and Christopher Husted
  • Director Orson Welles on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970
  • Segment from a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Audio from a 1978 AFI symposium on Welles, and audio interviews with Welles conducted by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • Two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The Magnificent Ambersons (1939)
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Molly Haskell and (Blu-ray only) essays by authors and critics Luc Sante, Geoffrey O’Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles

New cover by Eric Skillman


TRUE STORIES (1986)


Official Synopsis: Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show—all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Byrne and cinematogra­pher Ed Lachman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, supervised by Byrne, on the Blu-ray
  • New documentary about the film’s production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Edward Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, casting director Victoria Thomas, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and artist and songwriter Terry Allen
  • CD containing the film’s complete soundtrack, compiled here for the first time (Blu-ray only)
  • Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel made on the set of the film
  • No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set
  • New documentary about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and work on the film, featuring Byrne and artist Maira Kalman, Tibor’s widow
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Essays by critic Rebecca Bengal and journalist and author Joe Nick Patoski, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, an essay by Byrne; a 1986 piece by actor Spalding Gray on the film’s production; and a selection of production photography, along with Byrne’s tabloid clippings and writing about the film’s visual motifs

New cover based on concepts by Tibor Kalman/M & Co.


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


THE LITTLE STRANGER (2018)


Official Synopsis: In the summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to attend to a patient at Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayers family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline and its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own. Based on the book by bestselling author Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger stars Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Brooklyn) and is directed by Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room).

  • Includes a digital copy of The Little Stranger (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • The Power to Haunt
  • Inside
  • Hundreds Hall

WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE (2018)


Official Synopsis: In writer/director Colin Minihan’s suspense horror film, lesbian couple Jackie and Jules (Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen) decide to spend their first wedding anniversary in an isolated cabin in the woods. After Jackie’s childhood friend Sarah and her husband appear, ominous tension explodes into an urgent and desperate struggle for survival.


TV BOX SET


PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (2018)

Official Synopsis: Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games) stars in this gripping reimagining of the iconic Australian novel that explores the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and their governess in 1900. The event has a far-reaching impact on the students and staff of Appleyard College and its enigmatic headmistress, as theories soon abound, paranoia sets in, and long-held secrets surface.


  • Dinosaur King: Season One & Two
  • Elizabeth I and Her Enemies: Series One
  • Gatchaman Crowds: The Complete Collection
  • Jack Irish: Season Two
  • King’s Game: The Complete Series
  • Negima!?: Complete Collection
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock: The Mini-Series
  • Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars – The Complete Series
  • Tales of the Abyss: The Complete Series
  • Three Leaves, Three Colors: The Complete Series
  • What I Like About You: Season Three

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


  • Atomic Blonde (2017) (Steelbook) (4K)
  • Philadelphia (1993) (25th Anniversary Edition) (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • After Party (2017)
  • Agony
  • Almost Human (1974)
  • Armenian Haunting (2018)
  • At First Light
  • Basic Instinct 2 (2006) (Collector’s Edition)
  • Blitz (2010)
  • The Borrowers
  • Brewster McCloud (1970)
  • Brutality
  • The Captain (2017)
  • Cold Ground
  • The Critters Collection
  • Dark Harvest
  • Death Rides A Horse (1969)
  • Deep Throat (1972) (Collector’s Edition)
  • De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films
  • Dogtown Redemption
  • Elf (Buddy’s Sing and Cheer Along Edition) (2003)
  • Flowing Water
  • Gosford Park (2001)
  • The Grissom Gang (1971)
  • Hells (2008)
  • Her Kind Of Man (1946)
  • How to Prepare for Prison
  • Janie/Janie Gets Married
  • The Killing of Sister George (1968)
  • Killing Season (2013)
  • Last American Horror Show
  • Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon
  • Mahogany Sunrise
  • Mame (1974)
  • Meg-A-Shark Collection
  • Memories of Me (1988)
  • The Morricone Duel
  • Munchies
  • Nicolas Cage Triple Feature (Trespass / Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call – New Orleans / Stolen)
  • Ninja Double Feature (Ninja / Ninja II)
  • Ouija: Death Trap
  • Patlabor: The Mobile Police – The Ultimate Collection
  • Reindeer Family & Me
  • Saving Brinton
  • The School
  • Screams Of The Night (2018)
  • Steven Seagal 4-Film Collection
  • Topper Takes a Trip (1938)
  • Towards Mathilde (2005)
  • Wesley Snipes Double Feature (The Recall / Nine Lives)
  • Wings For The Eagle (1942)
  • Zombie (1979) (3-Disc Limited Edition)

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