AQUAMAN
Warner Bros. | 2018 | 143 min | Rated PG-13



Official Synopsis: An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman” reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

  • Becoming Aquaman
  • Going Deep Into the World of Aquaman
  • James Wan: World Builder
  • Dark Depths of Black Manta
  • The Heroines of Atlantis
  • Villainous Training
  • A Matchmade in Atlantis
  • Atlantis Warfare
  • Creating Undersea Creatures
  • Aqua Tech
  • Scene Study Breakdown: The Submarine
  • Scene Study Breakdown: Sicily Showdown
  • Scene Study Breakdown: The Trench
  • Kingdoms of the Seven Seas
  • Shazam Sneak Peek


CRITERION CORNER


I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND
Criterion | 1978 | 99 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: On February 9, 1964, the Beatles made their first live appearance on American television on The Ed Sullivan Show, ratcheting up the frenzy of a fan base whose ecstatic devotion to the band heralded an explosive new wave of youth culture. I Wanna Hold Your Hand looks back to that fateful weekend, following six New Jersey teenagers, each with different reasons for wanting to see the Fab Four, on a madcap mission to Manhattan to meet the band and score tickets to the show. With this rollicking first feature, director Robert Zemeckis and cowriter Bob Gale established themselves as a film­making team par excellence, adept at mining America’s cultural memory for comedy and adventure with a winning mixture of sweet nostalgia and playful irreverence.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features
  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Robert Zemeckis and cowriter Bob Gale, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation among Zemeckis, Gale, and executive producer Steven Spielberg
  • New interview with actors Nancy Allen and Marc McClure
  • Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Zemeckis and Gale
  • The Lift (1972) and A Field of Honor (1973), two early short films by Zemeckis
  • Trailer and radio spots
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Tobias

New cover by Manasseh Johnson


JAPÓN
Criterion | 2002 | 134 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: In this preternaturally assured feature debut by Carlos Reygadas, a man (Alejandro Ferretis) travels from Mexico City to an isolated village to commit suicide; once there, however, he meets a pious elderly woman (Magdalena Flores) whose quiet humanity incites a reawakening of his desires. Recruiting a cast of nonactors and filming in sublime 16 mm CinemaScope, Reygadas explores the harsh beauty of the Mexican country­side with earthy tactility, conjuring a psychic landscape where religion mingles with sex, life coexists with death, and the animal and spiritual sides of human experience become indistinguishable. A work of soaring ambition and startling visual poetry, Japón is an existential journey through uncharted cinematic territory that established the singular voice of its director.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features
  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Carlos Reygadas, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between Reygadas and filmmaker Amat Escalante
  • Video diary shot by actor Alejandro Ferretis during the film’s production
  • Adulte, a 1998 short film by Reygadas
  • Deleted scene
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by novelist Valeria Luiselli, behind-the-scenes photographs, and a selection of Reygadas’s original storyboards

New cover by Sam Smith


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


CAPERNAUM
Sony Pictures | 2018 | 121 min | Rated R


Official Synopsis: Capernaum, a new film by Nadine Labaki and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child, as he flees his negligent parents. He survives on the streets through his wits while taking care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil and her baby son, Yonas. After being arrested and put in jail, Zain finally seeks justice against his parents in court for the crime of giving him life.

  • Commentary track with director-writer Nadine Labaki and composer-producer Khaled Mouzanar
  • Q&A with Labaki, Mouzanar and actor Zain Al Rafeea
  • Making-of featurette detailing the process of bringing the story to life


IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
20th Century Fox | 2018 | 117 min | Rated R


Official Synopsis: African-American teen sweethearts Fonny (Stephan James) and Tish (Kiki Layne) are ripped apart when Fonny is wrongly arrested for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman because of the machinations of a racist cop. While seeking justice for Fonny, a pregnant Tish relies on her Harlem community, including her sister (Teyonah Parris), mother Sharon (Regina King) and future mother-in-law (Aunjanue Ellis). Directed by Barry Jenkins. Based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name.

  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurette: If Beale Street Could Talk: Poetry in Motion
  • Audio Commentary by Barry Jenkins


SECOND ACT
Universal Studios | 2018 | 104 min | Rated PG-13


Official Synopsis: Maya is a 40-year-old woman (Jennifer Lopez) struggling with frustrations of not having achieved more in life. As an experienced, quick-witted, perceptive employee, she is passed over for a promotion solely because she doesn’t have a college degree. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act. This inspirational comedy also stars Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens and Milo Ventimiglia.

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  • Connecting with Milo Ventimiglia
  • The Empowering Women of Second Act
  • Friendship On and Off Screen
  • Working with the Ones You Love
  • Second Act Trailer

STAN & OLLIE
Sony Pictures | 2018 | 97 min | Rated PG


Official Synopsis: Laurel & Hardy, one of the world s greatest comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. Even as the tour becomes a hit, Stan & Ollie can t quite shake the specter of Laurel & Hardy s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

  • Four Featurettes
    • “Making Stan & Ollie”
    • “Playful Prosthetics”
    • “The Dancing Duo”
    • “Q&A with Cast and Crew”
  • Three Deleted Scenes

TV BOX SET


LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES: SEASON ONE
FUNimation Entertainment | 2018 | Season 1 | 300 min | Rated TV-14

Official Synopsis: Legends collide in the enthralling reboot of this classic space drama!Caught in a 150-year-long war, interstellar nations reach the pinnacle of strategic combat at the hands of two genius leaders. Reinhard of the Galactic Empire, and Yang of the Free Planets Alliance lead the charge from opposing fronts. Fighting is their destiny, but in this vast universe torn by political intrigue, their greatest enemy may not be each other.


  • Bad Banks: Season One
  • Beyblade G-Revolution: The Complete Series (2003)
  • Bikini Warriors: The Complete Series
  • Dragons – Race to the Edge: Seasons Five & Six
  • Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory: The Complete Series (2018) (Limited Edition)
  • Game Of Thrones: Season One
  • Game Of Thrones: Season Two
  • Game Of Thrones: Season Three
  • Game Of Thrones: Season Four
  • Game Of Thrones: Season Five
  • Game Of Thrones: Season Six
  • Game Of Thrones: Season Seven
  • Legend Of The Galactic Heroes: Season One (2018)
  • Midnight, Texas: Season Two (2018)
  • Ninja Slayer: The Complete Series (2015)
  • Rampo Kitan Game Of Laplace: The Complete Series (2015)
  • Space Battleship Yamato – Part One
  • Star Fleet X-Bomber: The Complete Series
  • The Wayan Bros.: Season Five

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


PET SEMATARY
Paramount Pictures | 1989 | 103 min | Rated R

Official Synopsis: The terrifying tale by Stephen King is also a beloved adaptation of the best-selling author’s work. Newly remastered in 4K for its 30th Anniversary, Pet Sematary, follows the tragic story of the Creed family. After their cat is accidentally killed, a friendly neighbor advises its burial in a mysterious nearby cemetery. When the cat comes back, it’s only the beginning of an unthinkable evil leading to hell and back. Sometimes, so it seems, dead is better.

Special Features:

  • Fear and remembrance
  • A look back at this classic with the cast and crew of 2019’s Pet Sematary
  • Revisitation – new interview with Mary Lambert
  • Director Mary Lambert shares memories of the movie
  • 3 new behind the scenes image galleries
  • Never before seen storyboards
  • Commentary by director Mary Lambert
  • Stephen King Territory. The characters. Filming the Horror

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