VENOM (2018)


Official Synopsis: The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?

  • Venom Mode
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
    • Ride to Hospital
    • Car Alarm
    • San Quentin
  • From Symbiote to Screen
  • The Lethal Protector in Action
  • Venom Vision
  • Designing Venom
  • Symbiote Secrets
  • 8 Select Scenes Pre-Vis sequences
  • “Venom” by Eminem – Music Video
  • “Sunflower” by Post Malone, Swae Lee (From Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sneak Peek


TV SPOTLIGHT


THE SINNER: SEASON TWO


Official Synopsis: Following the murder of a couple by their 11-year old son, Detective Harry Ambrose returns to his hometown in rural New York to assess the unsettling and heart wrenching crime. As Ambrose realizes there’s nothing ordinary about the boy or where he came from, the investigation pulls him into the hidden darkness of his hometown. He finds himself pitted against those who’ll stop at nothing to protect its secrets — and the mysterious Vera who proves to be a complicated, enigmatic piece to this haunting puzzle.


CRITERION CORNER


PANIQUE (1946)


Official Synopsis: Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he feels drawn to a pretty young newcomer to town (Viviane Romance), discovers that his neighbors are only too ready to suspect the worst of him, and is framed for the murder. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Julien Duvivier’s first film after his return to France from Hollywood finds the acclaimed poetic realist applying his consummate craft to darker, moodier ends. Propelled by its two deeply nuanced lead performances, the tensely noirish Panique exposes the dangers of the knives-out mob mentality, delivering as well a pointed allegory for the behavior of Duvivier’s countrymen during the war.

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural sound­­track on the Blu-ray
  • The Art of Subtitling, a new short documentary by Bruce Goldstein, founder and copresident of Rialto Pictures, about the history of subtitles
  • New interview with author Pierre Simenon, the son of novelist Georges Simenon
  • Conversation from 2015 between critics Guillemette Odicino and Eric Libiot about director Julien Duvivier and the film’s production history
  • Rialto Pictures rerelease trailer
  • New English subtitle translation by Duvivier expert Lenny Borger
  • PLUS: Essays by film scholar James Quandt and Borger

New cover by Katherine Lam


SAWDUST AND TINSEL (1953)


Official Synopsis: Ingmar Bergman presents the battle of the sexes as a ramshackle, grotesque carnival of humiliation in Sawdust and Tinsel, one of the master’s most vivid early works and his first of many collaborations with the great cinematographer Sven Nykvist. The story of the charged relationship between a turn-of-the-twentieth-century circus owner (Åke Grönberg) and his younger mistress (Harriet Andersson), a horseback rider in the traveling show, the film features dreamlike detours and twisted psychosexual power plays, making for a piercingly brilliant depiction of physical and spiritual degradation.

  • New 2K digital restoration (Blu-ray) or restored high-definition digital transfer of the film (DVD), with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2007 by Ingmar Bergman scholar Peter Cowie
  • Introduction by Bergman from 2003
  • PLUS: An essay by critic John Simon

Cover by Sarah Habibi


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


ASSASSINATION NATION (2018)


Official Synopsis: High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a world of selfies, emojis, snaps and sexts. But when their town of Salem is besieged by a massive data hack, resulting in half the citizens’ private info spewed into the public view, the community descends into anarchy. Lily is targeted after being falsely blamed for the hack—and bands together with her friends to survive a long, blood-soaked night.

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Trailers


THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (2018)


Official Synopsis: In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches. Based on the beloved children’s classic book.

  • Features High Dynamic Range (HDR10) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
  • Alternate Opening and Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Feature Commentary with Director Eli Roth and Actor Jack Black
  • Warlocks and Witches
  • Movie Magic
  • Tick Tock: Bringing the Book to Life
  • Eli Roth: Director’s Journals
  • Owen Goes Behind the Scenes
  • Theme Song Challenge
  • Do You Know Jack Black?
  • Abracadabra!
  • Jack Black’s Greatest Fear
  • The Mighty Wurlitzer


THE PREDATOR (2018)


Official Synopsis: The hunt has evolved – and so has the explosive action – in the next chapter of the Predator series, from director Shane Black (Iron Man 3). Now, the most lethal hunters in the universe are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before….and only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Touch of Black
  • Predator Catch Up
  • Predator Evolution
  • The Takedown Team


A SIMPLE FAVOR (2018)


Official Synopsis: A SIMPLE FAVOR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

  • 3 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
  • 8 Featurettes
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Flash Mob


TV BOX SET


OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT: SEASON ONE

Official Synopsis: This animated series offers a satirical look at life in the White House and explores the President’s relationships with his family, his staff, politicians, and members of the media. Season 1 of the comedy show is inspired by real-life events such as Donald Trump’s State of the Union and his refusal to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but it also imagines absurd situations such as his opening monologue to the Academy Awards and an extravagant marriage renewal ceremony.


  • Blue Seed: The Complete Series
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Five
  • Elemental Gelade: The Complete Series
  • Mars: Season Two
  • Our Cartoon President: Season One
  • Takunomi: Complete Collection
  • Tales of Zestiria the X: The Complete Series
  • Urahara: The Complete Series

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


Schindler’s List Special Features:

  • Schindler’s List: 25 Years Later
  • USC Shoah Foundation Story with Steven Spielberg (2018)
  • Voices from the List
  • Let Their Testimonies Speak – Stronger Than Hate
  • About IWitness (2018)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (4K)
  • Predator: 4-Movie Collection (4K)
  • Schindler’s List (1993) (25th Anniversary Edition) (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • 1985 (2018)
  • Air Strike (2018)
  • All About Nina (2018)
  • Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Arc: A Love Story (2016)
  • The Ballad Of Shirley Collins
  • Bloody Birthday (1981)
  • Book Of Evil
  • The Captain (2017)
  • Charlie Steel (1984)
  • The Comedians
  • Damn You Roland Ruby! (2018)
  • Dark Highlands (2018)
  • Dark Of The Sun (1968)
  • Deep Throat (Collector’s Edition)
  • The Dick Cavett Show: And That’s the Way It Is
  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness (Collector’s Edition)
  • Dust 2 Glory (2017) (Deluxe Edition)
  • Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
  • Evol
  • Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
  • The Farm (2018)
  • A Frozen New Year’s (2018)
  • GameChangers: Dreams of Blizzcon (2018)
  • Harold’s Going Stiff
  • Hells
  • Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017)
  • Horror of Dracula (1958)
  • House Of War (2018)
  • I Miss You When I See You
  • In A Relationship (2018)
  • The Jerk (40th Anniversary Edition)
  • Little Women (2018)
  • Losing Breen (2017)
  • Loss Prevention (2018)
  • Lovespell (1979)
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon
  • Manhandlers
  • Marwencol (2010) (Special Edition)
  • Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (2018)
  • Méliès: Fairy Tales in Color
  • Mercy’s Girl (2018)
  • The Miracle Worker (1979)
  • Monster Party (2018)
  • Murder by Death
  • Neanderthal
  • Not Without My Daughter (1990)
  • On the Seventh Day (En El Septimo Dia) (2017)
  • Poor Boy (2016)
  • Raven (1997)
  • Revenge (1986)
  • The Riot and the Dance: Earth (2018)
  • Romance on the Orient Express (1985)
  • Satan Never Sleeps
  • Saw: 8-Film Collection
  • The Sea Hawk (1940)
  • The Secret of Dorian Gray (1970)
  • Sleepover (2004) (Special Edition)
  • Space Guardians 2 (2018)
  • Starman (1984) (Collector’s Edition)
  • Suburban Coven
  • The Super (2017)
  • Tailspin Tommy and the Great Air Mystery (1935)
  • Take Light (2018)
  • Terror! Death!! Revenge!!!
  • Topper Takes a Trip (1938)
  • Transformer (2018)
  • Unbreakable (2000)
  • Zee and Co.
  • The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018)

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