HELL FEST (2018)


Official Synopsis: Director Gregory Plotkin’s slasher film revolves around a masked serial killer terrorizing a group of college students during Halloween night at a horror-themed amusement park. The three college friends (Amy Forsyth, Bex Taylor-Klaus, and Reign Edwards) and their boyfriends eventually realize that the murders occurring in front of them are real, but everyone else is convinced that it just a part of the spectacle.

  • “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer


TV SPOTLIGHT


CASTLE ROCK: SEASON ONE


Official Synopsis: A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

  • Blood on the Page Featurette
  • A Clockwork of Horror: Merging the styles of Stephen King & J.J. Abrams
  • HULU – Behind the episode

CRITERION CORNER


24 FRAMES (2017)


Official Synopsis: For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated each one into its own subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignette, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.

  • 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami, who helped finish the film after his father’s death
  • New conversation between Iranian film scholar Jamsheed Akrami and film critic Godfrey Cheshire
  • New short documentary about the making of the film by Abbas Kiarostami collaborator Salma Monshizadeh
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

New cover by Sarah Habibi


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN (2018)


Official Synopsis: After getting fired by her scheming husband Shane Danger from his cappuccino shop, dissatisfied Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) is stunned when a TV commercial for “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only” reveals a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson). When Shane and his bumbling cohorts steal the cashbox from Lulu’s adopted vegan brother Adjay, specialist Colin (Jemaine Clement) enters the fray to retrieve the stolen funds. But Lulu seizes the opportunity to run off in search of her mystery man—and events only become stranger from there. This is a story of love, theft, athletic swimming, and a magical magical event.

  • Includes a digital copy of An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn


MID90S (2018)


Official Synopsis: Lost teen Stevie (Sunny Suljic) seek. to find his place in the world as he struggles to fit in at school, and faces an unsettling home life. After meeting a gang of older skaters in L.A., Stevie finally feels like he belongs. Safe for now away from his violent brother Ian (Lucas Hedges) and his emotionally despondent mother (Katherine Waterston), Stevie knows summer can’t last forever in a 90s haze. Jonah Hill wrote, directed, and produced this coming-of-age film, which co-stars Na-kel Smith, Gio Galicia, and Ryder McLaughlin.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Jonah Hill and Cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt


MONSTERS AND MEN (2018)


Official Synopsis: When a young father witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man, the tight-knit community of Bed-Stuy is pushed to the brink in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Sundance Award-winning portrait of race, family, and consequence.

  • Stop – A Short Film by Reinaldo Marcus Green
  • Trailer




Official Synopsis: Desperate to rectify his failed relationship, a genius teenage boy invents a time-machine to try and prevent his break-up.

  • Commentary with writer-director Andrew Bowler and producers Raymond Mansfield, Matthew Rhodes, and executive producer Gigi Causey
  • Time Freak: the original Academy Award®-nominated short film
  • “Making Time Freak” Featurette
  • Trailer Gallery


TV BOX SET


THE PURGE: SEASON ONE

Official Synopsis: From Blumhouse Productions comes the “darker, freakier, better” (Daily Beast) TV series. During a 12-hour period when all crime — including murder — is legal, a group of seemingly unrelated characters cross paths in a city in an altered America. While the clock winds down, some will fight, some will hide, others will embrace what it means to Purge to its fullest extent—whether for revenge, personal gain, protection, or unadulterated glee. As each character is forced to reckon with their past and plot how to better their futures, they soon discover how far they will go on Purge Night. Dive deep into the psyche of the Purgers with Season 1 of the series that critics rave is “bloody good fun” (AV Club).

  • Disc 1 – The Purge Season One:
    • Take What’s Yours
  • Disc 2 – The Purge Season One:
    • The Giving Time is Here
    • I Will Participate
    • A Conversation with Cast & Crew
    • Anatomy of a Scene
    • Costumes & Props
    • Table Read

  • Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season One
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu – Season 8
  • Longmire: The Complete Series
  • Peanuts by Schulz: The Complete Series
  • The Purge: Season One
  • Silent Witness: Season Nine

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • 8MM
  • After Everything
  • All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)
  • Asher (2018)
  • Beast Legends 2
  • Bent (1997)
  • Blind Date (1984)
  • The Captain (2017)
  • The Car: Road to Revenge
  • A Chef’s Life: The Final Harvest
  • Deadly Friend
  • Dogs on the Job: A 7-Part Documentary Series
  • Dragon Ball Super: Part Six
  • Eyes Of The Roshi
  • Far From The Tree
  • Frontline: Facebook How Do You Like Me Now?
  • The Great Battle (2018)
  • The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
  • Hold The Sunset
  • Hounds Of Love
  • The House That Would Not Die (1970)
  • Human Crossing: Complete Collection
  • The Human Race (2018)
  • The Hunting
  • I’d Like to Be Alone Now (2018)
  • Il Cittadino si Ribella (1974)
  • Intensive Care
  • Judgment Night
  • The Karate Kid: Part III & The Next Karate Kid
  • Kusama: Infinity
  • The Last Boy
  • Legendary Beasts
  • LEGO DC Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis/The Flash
  • Let the Corpses Tan (2017)
  • Lez Bomb (2018)
  • Memoir Of War
  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
  • The Naked and the Dead
  • Nature: Super Cats
  • Nemesis (1992) (Collector’s Edition)
  • Nova: Addiction
  • Nova: Volcano on Fire / Volcano on the Brink
  • The Oath (2018)
  • Oddsockeaters (2016)
  • Office Space (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Osmosis Jones
  • A Paris Education
  • The Party’s Just Beginning (2018)
  • Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing
  • Poop Talk
  • Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution
  • A Quest For Meaning
  • Rockaway (2017)
  • Sinking Cities
  • The Spanish Prisoner
  • Spiral (2017)
  • Stay Tuned (1992)
  • Street Law
  • Symbiotic Earth (2018)
  • Teen Star Academy
  • Time Freak (2018)
  • TransMilitary (2018)
  • Umbilical World
  • Wallflower
  • We Are Thr3e
  • What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
  • What They Had
  • When Harry Met Sally (30th Anniversary)
  • Where The Day Takes You (1992)
  • Willie Dynamite (1973)

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