THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2018)


Official Synopsis: All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.

  • On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland
  • Unwrapping “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”
  • Deleted Scenes
    • “The Stahlbaums Arrive”
    • “Follow Your Ribbon”
    • “Clara Asks About Her Mother”
    • “Left, Left, Left, Left, Left”
    • “Out with the Old”
  • Music Videos:
    • “Fall On Me” By Andrea Bocelli, Featuring Matteo Bocelli
    • “The Nutcracker Suite” By Lang Lang


TV SPOTLIGHT


KIDDING: SEASON ONE


Official Synopsis: As Jeff’s life continues to unravel, he begins to push back against the limits of the well-oiled machine that is Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time, and of his executive producer, Seb. Seb fears Jeff’s mental state could ruin the branding empire they’ve built and thus begins preparing the show for life after Jeff, while Deirdre, the head puppet maker, grapples with her own personal and professional life issues.


CRITERION CORNER


IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)


Official Synopsis: Passing through the backwoods town of Sparta, Mississippi, Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) becomes embroiled in a murder case. He forms an uneasy alliance with the bigoted police chief (Rod Steiger), who faces mounting pressure from Sparta’s hostile citizens to catch the killer and run the African American interloper out of town. Director Norman Jewison splices incisive social commentary into this thrilling police procedural with the help of Haskell Wexler’s vivid cinematography, Quincy Jones’s eclectic score, and two indelible lead performances—a career-defining display of seething indignation and moral authority from Poitier and an Oscar-winning master class in Method acting from Steiger. Winner of five Academy Awards, including for best picture, In the Heat of the Night is one of the most enduring Hollywood films of the civil rights era.

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Norman Jewison and actor Lee Grant
  • Segment from a 2006 American Film Institute interview with actor Sidney Poitier
  • New interview with Aram Goudsouzian, author of Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Jewison, Grant, actor Rod Steiger, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler
  • Turning Up the Heat: Movie-Making in the ’60s, a 2008 program about the production of the film and its legacy, featuring Jewison, Wexler, producer Walter Mirisch, and filmmakers John Singleton and Reginald Hudlin
  • Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound, a 2008 program about Jones’s innovative soundtrack, including the title song sung by Ray Charles, featuring interviews with Jones, lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and musician Herbie Hancock
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic K. Austin Collins

New Cover by Sean Phillips


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


BOY ERASED (2018)


Official Synopsis:Boy Erased tells the courageous story of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who must overcome the fallout of being outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe). His parents struggle with reconciling their love for their son with their beliefs. Fearing a loss of family, friends, and community, Jared is pressured into attending a conversion therapy program. While there, Jared comes into conflict with its leader (Joel Edgerton) and begins his journey to finding his own voice and accepting his true self.

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Jared Revealed
  • Becoming the Eamons
  • Man Consumed: Joel Edgerton


HUNTER KILLER (2018)


Official Synopsis: Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) uncovers secret plans for a Russian coup while responding to a distress signal from a U.S. submarine beneath the Arctic Ocean. In an effort to protect world peace, he assembles a group of seasoned Navy SEALs to help rescue the kidnapped Russian President (Alexander Diachenko) before tensions between countries arise.

  • Audio Commentary with Director Donovan Marsh
  • “Surface Tension: Declassifying Hunter Killer”  (Two-Part Featurette)


INDIVISIBLE (2018)


Official Synopsis: Indivisible is the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather, whose lives are fully devoted to serving God, family, and country. But when war etches deep battle scars – both overseas and on the home front – the Turners’ rock-solid marriage is shaken to its core. Carrying the burdens the other can’t comprehend, they must decide if they’re willing to face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage. From the director of The Grace Card and the studio that brought you Fireproof and War Room comes Indivisible, the story of one marriage…one family…under God.

  • The Heart of Indivisible
  • Finding Hope for Your Marriage
  • Haven’t We Seen You Somewhere?
  • Meet the Real Turners
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Tia Mowry: Proud Army Brat
  • Sarah Drew: My Marriage Story
  • Skye P. Marshall: Air Force Veteran
  • Madeline Carroll: God Can Heal Wounds
  • Jason George: Honoring My Father
  • Samara Lee: Real Life Meets Reel Life


SUSPIRIA (2018)


Official Synopsis: Director Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 movie of the same name stars Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion, an American dancer accepted into a prestigious German academy. The school, run by director Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton), houses sinister secrets that mysteriously drive away two of the program’s dancers, Patricia (Chloe Grace Moretz) and Olga (Elena Fokina). As psychotherapist Dr. Jozef Klemperer and fellow dancer Sara (Mia Goth) probe into the academy’s evils, Susie gives herself over to its dark powers.

  • “The Making of Suspiria” Featurette
  • “The Secret Language of Dance” Featurette
  • “The Transformations of Suspiria” Featurette


TV BOX SET


BALLERS: SEASON FOUR

Official Synopsis: After refusing to compromise his principles by joining an alliance with the filthy-rich Anderson brothers to move a football franchise to Las Vegas, Spencer and his partner Joe set out to expand their foothold in the client-management business, weighing an opportunity to purchase an extreme-sports LA outfit. Meanwhile, Ricky eyes a comeback while chafing at his new life as a father; Charles faces the challenges of being a general manager; Vernon continues his profligate ways, to the chagrin of his sidekick, Reggie; and Jason tries to set Spencer up with a high-school prodigy, Quincy Crawford, and his equally impressive mother, Jayda.


  • Acquitted: Season One
  • Acquitted: Season Two
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Complete Series – Part One
  • Ballers: Season Four
  • Beyblade: The Original Classic First Series
  • Crashing: Season Two
  • Divine Gate: The Complete Series
  • Doctor Who: Season Eleven
  • The Game: The Complete Series
  • Gangsta.: The Complete Series
  • Girls’ Last Tour: Complete Collection (Limited Edition)
  • Humans: 3.0
  • Jamestown: Seasons One & Two
  • Shin Tetsujin 28: The Complete 1980’s TV Series
  • Spring Tide: Season One

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


REIGN OF SUPERMAN (2019)

Official Synopsis: After the death of Superman, several new people present themselves as possible successors.

Special Features:

  • Lex Luthor: The Greatest Nemesis (Featurette)
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five
  • From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “Heavy Metal”
  • From the DC Vault: Justice League Unlimited, “Panic in the Sky”
  • Reign of the Supermen (2019) (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • All That Jazz (1979)
  • All the Colors of Giallo (1972)
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Part One
  • Athena (2014)
  • Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls
  • Blood Brother (2018)
  • Captain Hagen’s Bed & Breakast (2019)
  • The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
  • Cecil
  • Citizen Clark: A Life of Principle
  • A Climax of Blue Power
  • Close But No Cigar
  • Crossed the Line (2014)
  • Dead in a Week or Your Money Back (2018)
  • Deadly Force (1983)
  • Devil’s Cove (2018)
  • Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA War on Musicians & Activists (2018)
  • Eat Local
  • Ecco / The Forbidden
  • For Now (2018)
  • Girls’ Last Tour: Complete Collection
  • The Human Element
  • King of Beasts (2018)
  • Legal Action (2018)
  • Living in the Future’s Past
  • Lupin the 3rd: Part II – Collection 3
  • Mondo Freudo/Mondo Bizarro
  • The Moose Head Over the Mantel (2017)
  • Nature: Dogs in the Land of Lions
  • Never Quit (2016)
  • The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2018)
  • Postcards from London
  • Pure Country / Pure Country 3: Pure Heart
  • The Remarkable Life of John Weld (2018)
  • Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic
  • Screamers
  • Slice (2018)
  • Soldiers Three
  • Splatter University
  • Studio 54: The Documentary (Limited Edition)
  • Suburbia (Collector’s Edition)
  • Sweet Nothing In My Ear
  • Tarzan Goes to India (1962)
  • Tarzan’s Three Challenges (1963)
  • Tetsujin 28: Morning Moon of Midday
  • There’s Nothing Out There
  • They Met In Argentina (1941)
  • Those Who Kill
  • Trust No 1
  • Uninvited (1988)
  • Valley Of Light
  • Wee Dragons (2018)
  • Willow (1988) (30th Anniversary)
  • Woman Wanted
  • The Workers Cup (2017)
  • The Yeti Adventures (2017)
  • You For Me

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