Official Synopsis: From the imagination of Wizarding World creator J.K. Rowling comes the Fantastic Beasts film series, magical adventures set before the time of Harry Potter. At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Le Ministére des Affaires Magiques: The French Ministry
  • J.K Rowling: A World Revealed
  • Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life
  • Distinctly Dumbledore
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt’s Menagerie
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus
  • Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée
  • Deleted Scenes


TV SPOTLIGHT


THE LAST SHIP: THE COMPLETE SERIES


Official Synopsis:Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet’s population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction. Executive Producer Michael Bay presents The Last Ship..


CRITERION CORNER


THE KID BROTHER (1927)


Official Synopsis: Silent-comedy legend Harold Lloyd goes west in this irresistible blend of action, romance, and slapstick invention. The bespec­tacled everyman is at his inimitable best as Harold Hickory, the gentle son of a prominent lawman who lives in the shadow of his rough-and-tumble brothers. When a traveling medicine show rolls into town, it brings with it excitement, the possibility of love, and a chance for Harold to prove his mettle. Deftly balancing Lloyd’s brilliant sight gags and thrilling set pieces—including an epic, knock-down, drag-out fight aboard an abandoned ship—with one of the actor-filmmaker’s most fully realized, root-for-the-underdog narratives, The Kid Brother is a hilarious and heartwarming high-water mark of early screen comedy.

  • New 4K digital restoration
  • Orchestral score by composer Carl Davis from 1989
  • Alternate archival organ score performed by Gaylord Carter
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Annette D’Agostino Lloyd, and Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd
  • Harold’s Leading Ladies, a new conversation between author Cari Beauchamp and Suzanne Lloyd
  • Anatomy of a Gag: Monkeyshoes, a new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
  • Behind-the-scenes stills gallery curated by Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Simonton Jr.
  • Close to Home, a new video essay on the film’s shooting locations by author John Bengtson
  • Dutch television interview with Lloyd from 1962
  • Featurette from 2005 about Greenacres, Lloyd’s estate, hosted by Suzanne Lloyd
  • Two restored rare early Lloyd shorts: Over the Fence (1917) and That’s Him (1918), with new Wurlitzer theater pipe organ scores and a discussion of their early film formats by archivist Dino Everett
  • New tour of the Wurlitzer organ with composer Nathan Barr and organist Mark Herman
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

New cover by F. Ron Miller


THE MAGIC FLUTE (1975)


Official Synopsis: This scintillating screen version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera showcases Ingmar Bergman’s deep knowledge of music and gift for expressing it cinematically. Casting some of Europe’s finest soloists—Josef Köstlinger, Ulrik Cold, Håkan Hagegård, and Birgit Nordin among them—the director lovingly recreated the baroque theater of Sweden’s Drottningholm Palace to stage the story of the prince Tamino and his zestful sidekick Papageno, who are sent on a mission to save a beautiful princess from the clutches of evil. A celebration of love and forgiveness that exhibits a profound appreciation for the artifice and spectacle of the theater, The Magic Flute is among the most exquisite opera films ever made.

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview with director Ingmar Bergman recorded in 1974 for Swedish television
  • New interview with film scholar Peter Cowie
  • Tystnad! Tagning! Trollflöjten! (1975), a feature-length documentary produced for Swedish television about the making of the film
  • PLUS: An essay by author Alexander Chee

New cover by Anna and Elena Balbusso


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK




Official Synopsis: Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali star in Green Book, a film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class, and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

  • Virtuoso Performances
  • An Unforgettable Friendship
  • Going Beyond the Green Book




Official Synopsis: A manipulative woman named Nicola Six (Amber Heard) believes her own murder will take place on her upcoming birthday. She attempts to control her fate by beginning romantic relationships with three very different but potentially violent men: a criminal (Jim Sturgess), a controlling, uptight millionaire (Theo James), and an American novelist seeking inspiration to overcome his writer’s block (Billy Bob Thornton). Gemma Chan, Cara Delevingne, Jaimie Alexander and Jason Isaacs co-star. Directed by Matthew Cullen. Based on the novel by Martin Amis.




Official Synopsis: Based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST follows the titular character (Chloë Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle, Zero Dark Thirty) and her brother, Reverend Rick (John Gallagher Jr., 10 Cloverfield Lane) — himself an example of how those in the program can be ‘cured’ — the center is built upon repenting for ‘same-sex attraction. ‘ In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow ‘sinners, ‘ including the amputee stoner Jane (Sasha Lane, Hellboy) and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit Adam (Forrest Goodluck, The Revenant). Together, this group of teenagers forms an unlikely family as they fight to survive.

  • Audio Commentary Track with Director/Co-writer Desiree Akhavan & Producer/Co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Accolades Trailer




Official Synopsis: Visionary filmmaker Peter Jackson presents a startling new adventure unlike any you’ve seen before. Hundreds of years after our civilization was destroyed, a new world has emerged. A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw leads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London – now a giant predator city on wheels – from devouring everything in its path.

  • Welcome to London
  • Feature Commentary with Director Christian Rivers
  • End of the Ancients
  • Character Series
  • In the Air
  • Film New Zealand


TV BOX SET


Official Synopsis: From the studio that brought you Fullmetal Alchemist and Eureka Seven comes a fantasy adventure full of laughter, heartbreak, and the secrets of a time long forgotten. Pacifica Cassul is a kindhearted girl living on the run, for prophecy has named her the poison that would destroy the world. Known as the Scrapped Princess, she’s the target of countless followers of a powerful religion. But even when it seems like the whole world is out to get her, she always has her two adoptive siblings-Shannon and Raquel. Together they travel the countryside, making new friends and battling countless foes. Bit by bit, they uncover the incredible truth behind the prophecy and its ties to mysterious events from 5,000 years ago. With the fate of the world in her naïve hands, Pacifica and her siblings must learn who to trust and take on enemies of godly power. But for all their struggle, should such a poison be allowed to live?


  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends: The Complete Series
  • Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody: The Complete Series
  • The Last Ship: Season Five
  • Man from Atlantis: The Series
  • Scrapped Princess: The Complete Series
  • The Simple Heist: Series One

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • 6-Headed Shark Attack (2018)
  • Acts of Desperation (2019)
  • Agave: The Spirit of a Nation (2018)
  • A.I. Rising (2018)
  • Alien Messiah (2018)
  • American Brothers (2019)
  • American Futbol (2019)
  • The Architect (2016)
  • Avenues (2019)
  • The Beast
  • Beneath The Leaves (2019)
  • Beyond Atlantis (1973)
  • A Breath Away (2018)
  • Broadway Musketeers (1938)
  • Carga
  • Chef Flynn (2018)
  • Chokehold (2018)
  • Cleek (2017)
  • Climate Warriors (2019)
  • Clowna Nostra (2018)
  • The Craft (Collector’s Edition)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (2018)
  • Darkness Visible
  • Dark River (2017)
  • Daughter Of Mine (2018)
  • Deadwood ’76 (1965)
  • Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018)
  • Don’t Drink The Milk (2018)
  • Dorm of the Dead (2006)
  • The Earthling (1980)
  • Easter Bunny Tales (2019)
  • Easter Sing (2019)
  • Edwin Brienen 5 Film Collection
  • Faith Double Feature (2008-2011)
  • False Flag (2018)
  • Farhope Tower (2015)
  • Fishtales 1-3
  • Footprints/Friends for Life
  • Fort Yuma Gold/Damned Hot Day of Fire (1966-1968)
  • Frazier Park Recut (2017)
  • Freddie Mercury: The Greatest Showman
  • Garden Party Massacre (2018)
  • Girl Slaves of Morgana le Fay (1971)
  • Godzilla
  • Golden Temple Amazons/Diamonds of Kilimanjaro
  • Goodland (2017)
  • The Greasy Strangler (Special Director’s Edition)
  • Groundhog Dave (2019)
  • Guard Dog (2015)
  • Heidi (1965)
  • Hostage (1986)
  • Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission (2013)
  • Hunting Evil (2018)
  • If You’re Gone (2018)
  • Isiboshwa (1989)
  • Jane and Emma (2018)
  • The King And The Chorus Girl (1937)
  • Kingdom of Gladiators II
  • Kolobos (1999)
  • The Last Appeal
  • The Last Man (2019)
  • Latex 2
  • A Leaf Of Faith
  • The Legend of Billie Jean
  • Life in the Doghouse (2018) (Special Edition)
  • Like Cats & Dogs
  • Little Gandhi
  • Lolita: Vibrator Torture (1987)
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The Man From Atlantis (1977)
  • Man’s Best Friend (1993)
  • Monsieur & Madame Adelman (2017)
  • Neighbors (1981) (VHS Retro Look)
  • Outlaws and Con Men: 4-Film Collection
  • Over The Limit (2017)
  • Piercing (2018)
  • The Prisoner (1955)
  • Rich Girl (1985)
  • Ritual: A Psychomagic Story (2012)
  • Roy Rogers: The Happy Trails Collection
  • The Run (2016)
  • Save Yourself
  • The Scarehouse (2014)
  • Sheena (1984) (VHS Retro Look)
  • She Wolf (2011)
  • Showdown (1993)
  • Silk Scream (2016)
  • Snowed Under (1936)
  • Social Media Apocalypse
  • Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
  • Songwriter (1984) (VHS Retro Look)
  • Sonic Boom: Here Comes The Boom!
  • Spunk’s Not Dead
  • The Star Witness (1931)
  • Strange Events 2 (2019)
  • Then Came You (2018)
  • To Be A Soldier
  • Tyrel (2018)
  • Unbridled (2017)
  • Unknown Soldier (2017)
  • Vampz (2018)
  • Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
  • Victor Goodview (2016)
  • Violentia (2018)
  • The Wild Pussycat (1969)

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