FIRST MAN (2018)


Official Synopsis: Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Shooting for the Moon
  • Preparing to Launch
  • Giant Leap in One Small Step
  • Mission Gone Wrong
  • Putting You in the Seat
  • Recreating the Moon Landing
  • Shooting at NASA
  • Astronaut Training
  • Feature Commentary with Director Damien Chazelle, Screenwriter Josh Singer and Editor Tom Cross


TV SPOTLIGHT


KILLJOYS: SEASON FOUR


Official Synopsis: Scattered to the far corners of the J galaxy and beyond, our Killjoys find themselves united by the knowledge of the name of their true enemy: The Lady. An immeasurable manifestation of evil without beginning or end, The Lady is making her play and our trio has something she wants – the Hullen Heir. While Dutch is on a journey to face her biggest foe yet, D’av and John are trapped in an elevator in deep space with a pregnant Delle Seyah.


CRITERION CORNER


4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (2007)


Official Synopsis: Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu shot to international prominence with this rigorously realistic Palme d’Or–winning second feature. In 1987, during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, college roommates Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) and Găbița (Laura Vasiliu) seek an illegal abortion for Găbița. In unflinching but empathetic detail, the film recounts the events of twenty-four perilous hours in their lives, culminating in their encounter with a manipulative and menacing abortionist (Vlad Ivanov). With powerful performances that accentuate the characters’ flawed humanity, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a gutting account of the impossible choices women face when taking control of their bodies means breaking the law.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • New interview with film critic Jay Weissberg on the New Romanian Cinema
  • The Romanian Tour, a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s reception in Romania
  • Press conference from the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu; director of photography Oleg Mutu; and actors Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, and Alexandru Potocean
  • Alternate and deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

New cover by Steve Chow


MIKEY AND NICKY (1976)


Official Synopsis: Elaine May crafted a gangster film like no other in the nocturnal odyssey Mikey and Nicky, capitalizing on the chemistry between frequent collaborators John Cassavetes and Peter Falk by casting them together as small-time mobsters whose lifelong relationship has turned sour. Set over the course of one night, this restless drama finds Nicky (Cassavetes) holed up in a hotel after the boss he stole money from puts a hit out on him. Terrified, he calls on Mikey (Falk), the one person he thinks can save him. Scripted to match the live-wire energy of its stars—alongside supporting players Ned Beatty, Joyce Van Patten, and Carol Grace—and inspired by real-life characters from May’s own childhood, this unbridled portrait of male friendship turned tragic is an unsung masterpiece of American cinema.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Elaine May, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New program on the making of the film featuring interviews with distributor Julian Schlossberg and actor Joyce Van Patten
  • New interviews with critics Richard Brody and Carrie Rickey
  • Audio interview from 1976 with actor Peter Falk
  • Trailer and TV spot
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nathan Rabin

New cover by Connor Willumsen


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


BEST F(R)IENDS (2018)


Official Synopsis:
VOLUME 1: Their cult-classic hit THE ROOM inspired the Oscar-nominated THE DISASTER ARTIST. Now Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero star in a new comedy-thriller, the surreal tale of a friendship gone dangerously wrong. Homeless drifter Jon (Sestero) is rescued by Harvey (Wiseau), an eccentric mortician who steals corpses’ gold teeth. But just as Jon concocts a scheme to make them both fabulously rich off the loot, he learns horrific facts about Harvey’s life that threaten to tear them apart.

VOLUME 2: This comedy-thriller continues the bizarre saga of a dangerous drifter and a creepy mortician. With his friend Harvey out of the way, Jon and his girlfriend escape into the Arizona desert. But their quest to open a safe full of loot leads them to a gang of desperate, deadly characters. As he fights to survive, Jon is haunted by freakish memories of the long-lost Harvey.

  • Audio Commentary with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero
  • “Welcome to My Paradise” Featurette
  • “Tommy and Greg: Best F(r)iends Forever” Featurette
  • “The Tommy Diaries” Featurette
  • 8 Deleted Scenes


THE HATE U GIVE (2018)


Official Synopsis: A young black student (Amandla Stenberg) from a poor neighborhood who attends a prep school in an affluent area finds her uneasy life balance further disrupted when she witnesses her childhood friend being shot by a police officer. Caught in the middle of the subsequent turmoil, she is forced to look inside herself and figure out just where she stands in her young life. Based on a book of the same name by Angie Thomas and directed by George Tillman Jr.

  • Extended scenes:
    • Maverick and Seven Protecting Their Home
    • Uprising
    • Seven’s Graduation
  • Featurettes:
    • Starting a Conversation
    • The Talk
    • Code Switchin
    • The Heart of Georgia
    • Thank U Georgia
  • Shine Your Light (4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ only)
  • Audio Commentary by George Tillman, Jr., Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby, Angie Thomas and Craig Hayes


JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN (2018)


Official Synopsis: Rowan Atkinson returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope is called out of retirement. English’s new mission is his most critical to date: Dive headfirst into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analog methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology—or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last.

  • EThe Comedy Genius of Rowan Atkinson
  • A Cast of Characters
  • The Johnny English Legacy
  • Virtual Reality Johnny English Style
  • The Gadgets
  • The Cars
  • Locations and Design
  • Feature Commentary with Director David Kerr


THE WIFE (2018)


Official Synopsis: After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage thirty plus years later, with a lifetime’s shared compromises.


TV BOX SET


CITRUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Official Synopsis: Fashionable and friendly Yuzu Aihara is ready to face her brand-new school and find her first love. The only problem? It’s an all-girls’ school. Determined to make a good impression and lots of friends, Yuzu puts on her best looks—only to wind up in trouble on day-one! After a close encounter by the beautiful yet harsh student council president Mei and having her phone confiscated, Yuzu is losing hope that this will be a perfect high school story. But nothing compares to the shock when she gets home to find out Mei is her brand-new stepsister—who suddenly kisses her! With her heart beating wildly and her emotions a complete mess, Yuzu wonders something: Is she falling for Mei? Torn between being a good stepsister and dealing with her feelings, Yuzu does everything she can to become close to Mei. But can she melt the ice around Mei’s heart and heal the pain she hides?


  • Citrus: The Complete Series
  • Dimension W: The Complete Series
  • Fuller House: Season Three
  • Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn -The Complete Series
  • The Wayans Bros.: The Complete Fourth Season

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


Official Synopsis: A winner with audiences and critics alike, the Academy Award-nominated DreamWorks Animation film, How to Train Your Dragon, rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes — a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in this “wonderful good-time hit!” (Gene Shalit, Today)

Special Features:

  • Features High Dynamic Range (HDR10) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
  • Feature Commentary by Directors/Co-Writers Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois and Producer Bonnie Arnold
  • “Frozen” Episode of DreamWorks’ Dragons: Defenders of Berk
  • Book of Dragons Short
  • The Ultimate Book of Dragons
  • The Animator’s Corner
  • Trivia Track
  • Viking-Sized Cast
  • How to Draw a Dragon
  • The Story Behind the Story
  • The Technical Artistry of Dragon
  • Gobbler’s Training Secrets
  • Filmmakers’ Commentary
  • How To Train Your Dragon (2010) (4K)
  • How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • The 6th Friend
  • 10 to Midnight (Collector’s Edition)
  • American Renegades (2017)
  • The Angel
  • Antz (1998)
  • The Apparition (2018)
  • Araby (2017)
  • Arcadia (2016)
  • Beast of the Water (2017)
  • Beaten To A Pulp (2008)
  • Bee Movie (2007)
  • Black Shampoo (1976)
  • Border (2018)
  • The Boss Baby (2017)
  • Brainy Bubbly Bug Buddies 2
  • Breath (2017) (Special Edition)
  • Callous (2011)
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
  • CarousHELL (2016)
  • Charlemagne (2013)
  • The Cheetah Girls 3-Movie Collection
  • Chicken Run (2000)
  • The Chocolate Diet
  • City of the Vampires
  • Cobra (1986) (Collector’s Edition)
  • Cor Values (2018)
  • The Croods (2013)
  • Death From A Distance (1936)
  • Death Note Live Action Movies: Movies One and Two
  • Death Note: Light Up the New World
  • Definitely Dangerous (1945)
  • The Delinquent Season (2017)
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) (Collector’s Edition)
  • Dis (2017)
  • Double Dragon (1994)
  • Enigma (1982)
  • Fancy Piece Of Homicide (2017)
  • Farmtastic Fun
  • Food Fight: Inside The Battle for Market Basket
  • Freaky Friday 3-Movie Collection
  • Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018)
  • Getting Even with Dad (1994)
  • The Giant Behemoth (1959)
  • Go Grandriders
  • Greaser’s Palace (1972)
  • Hataraki Man: The Complete Collection
  • Heart of the North (1938)
  • Henri (2017)
  • Here And Now (2018)
  • Home (2015)
  • House Of Ravens (2014)
  • How To Train Your Dragon 1 & 2
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Short Film Collection
  • Hurricane Express (1932)
  • I Am Not A Witch (2017)
  • I’d Prefer Your Problems Princess (2018)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Set 3 – Stardust Crusaders – Battle in Egypt (Limited Edition)
  • Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
  • Julienne Taylor: Live at the Lyric
  • Kiss of the Tarantula (1975)
  • Kung Fu Masters 1-3
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  • Land of the Lustrous: The Complete Collection
  • The Last Tsarinas (2017)
  • Living In the Future’s Past (2018)
  • Madagascar (2005)
  • Megamind (2010)
  • Modern Classic (2017)
  • Monsters Vs. Aliens (2009)
  • Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)
  • A Natural Disaster (2018)
  • Navajo Code Talkers of World War II
  • Noctambulist (2018)
  • Oceans: Our Blue Planet (2018)
  • One Piece: 3D2Y – Overcoming Ace’s Death!
  • Open Wound (2018)
  • Outpost Earth
  • Poldark
  • The Prince Of Egypt (1998)
  • Professional Sweetheart
  • Puss In Boots (2011)
  • Rise Of The Guardians (2012)
  • Road House 2 (2006)
  • The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  • Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)
  • Sheborg (2016)
  • Shrek (2001)
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
  • Terror In Paradise
  • Tesla Declassified
  • To Err Is Human (2018)
  • Trolls (2016)
  • Turbo (2013)
  • Unashamed (1932)
  • The Viking War
  • The Wandering Muse (2014)
  • Waterworld (Limited Edition)
  • The Widowed Witch (2017)
  • Without Orders
  • The Workers Cup

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