ESCAPE ROOM
Sony Pictures | 2019 | 100 min | Rated PG-13


Official Synopsis: An intriguing invitation brings six strangers together. Initially, they think they have gathered for a highly immersive escape room, but they soon make the sickening discovery that they are pawns in a sadistic game of life and death. Together, they move from one terrifying scenario to the next as they find clues and solve puzzles. But the players soon learn that exposing their darkest secrets may hold the key to survive.

  • Alternate Ending
  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Ben Liquor Store
    • Jason Motorcycle
    • Mirror Flashback
    • Jason Office
    • Technician and Zoey
    • Gaslight
  • Four Featurettes:
    • “Games, Set, Match”
    • “The Lone Survivors”
    • “Would You Ever Part 1 & 2”


TV SPOTLIGHT


SHAMELESS: SEASON NINE
Warner Bros. | 2018 | 780 min | Rated TV-MA


Official Synopsis: Political fervor hits the South Side in Season 9, and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands. Frank sees financial opportunity in campaigning and decides to give voice to the underrepresented South Side working man. Fiona tries to build on her success with her apartment building and takes an expensive gamble hoping to catapult herself into the upper echelon. Lip distracts himself by taking in Eddie’s niece, Xan. Ian faces the consequences of his crimes as the Gay Jesus movement takes a destructive turn. Debbie fights for equal pay and combats harassment. Carl sets his sights on West Point and prepares himself for cadet life. Liam must develop a new skillset to survive outside of his cushy private school walls. Kevin and V juggle the demands of raising the twins with running the Alibi as they attempt to transform the bar into a socially conscious business.


CRITERION CORNER


A FACE IN THE CROWD
Criterion | 1957 | 126 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: A Face in the Crowd chronicles the rise and fall of Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith), a boisterous entertainer discovered in an Arkansas drunk tank by Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal), a local radio producer with ambitions of her own. His charisma and cunning soon shoot him to the heights of television stardom and political demagoguery, forcing Marcia to grapple with the manipulative, reactionary monster she has created. Directed by Elia Kazan from a screenplay by Budd Schulberg, this incisive satire features an extraordinary debut screen performance by Griffith, who brandishes his charm in an uncharacteristically sinister role. Though the film was a flop on its initial release, subsequent generations have marveled at its eerily prescient diagnosis of the toxic intimacy between media and politics in American life.

Special Features
  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Ron Briley, author of The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan
  • New interview with Andy Griffith biographer Evan Dalton Smith
  • Facing the Past, a 2005 documentary featuring actors Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Anthony Franciosa; screenwriter Budd Schulberg; and film scholars Leo Braudy and Jeff Young
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic April Wolfe, excerpts from director Elia Kazan’s introduction to the film’s published screenplay, and a 1957 New York Times Magazine profile of Griffith

New cover by Marc Aspinall


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


DESTROYER
20th Century Fox | 2018 | 123 min | Rated R


Official Synopsis: A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.

  • Commentary with Director Karyn Kusama
  • Commentary with Writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi
  • Breakdown of an Anti-Hero: The Making of Destroyer
  • Gallery


TV BOX SET


A PLACE TO CALL HOME: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Official Synopsis: Gorgeously filmed and masterfully acted, this acclaimed period drama brims with romance and intrigue. When nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp, Jack Irish, Janet King) returns home to 1950s Australia after 20 years in Europe, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of the wealthy Bligh family. Sparks fly with dashing widower George (Brett Climo, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga), but she clashes with his formidable mother, Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst, Little Fish), who enlists George’s devious sister-in-law (Jenni Baird, The 4400) to disrupt their romance.

As Sarah settles into rural Inverness, she befriends a good-natured farmer (Frankie J. Holden, Something in the Air) and finds an unexpected ally in the local doctor, Jack (Craig Hall, The Doctor Blake Mysteries), who has a complicated past with George’s bohemian sister, Carolyn (Sara Wiseman, Rake [Australia]). Meanwhile, George’s daughter, Anna (Abby Earl, The Great Mint Swindle), pursues her own illicit love, and his son, James (David Berry, Outlander), hides a painful secret from his insecure new wife, Olivia (Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Underbelly).

Tackling weighty themes of social class, sexuality, and prejudice with insight and intelligence, this award-winning series has earned rapturous praise from critics and fans alike. Through six captivating seasons, A Place to Call Home explores the ties that hold families together and the betrayals that can tear them apart.

  • Includes exclusive extras: Set of 6 drink coasters and stirrers, 6 note cards and envelopes, and an 8-page booklet featuring an interview with series creator and writer Bevan Lee
  • Bonus: Behind-the-scenes featurettes and interviews (92 min.), Season 2 original cliffhanger ending (4 min.), and a Q&A with Jenni Baird (22 min.).

  • 12 Monkeys: Season One (2015)
  • Defiance: Season One (2013)
  • Defiance: Season One (2014)
  • The Heart Guy: Series One
  • The Heart Guy: Series Two
  • The Heart Guy: Series Three (2018)
  • The High Chaparral: Season Three
  • Maria the Virgin Witch: The Complete Series (2015)
  • Merlin: The Complete Series
  • Mikagura School Suite: The Complete Series (2016)
  • A Place To Call Home: Season Six
  • A Place To Call Home: The Complete Collection (Limited Edition)
  • Sankarea Undying Love: The Complete Series (2012)

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD



  • Justice League Vs The Fatal Five (2019) (4K)
  • The Karate Kid (1984) (35th Anniversary) (4K)
  • Pandas (2018) (4K)
  • Alien (1979) (40th Anniversary Edition) (4K) (BB Steelbook)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016) (4K) (BB Steelbook)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) (4K) (BB Steelbook)
  • The Witch (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • 1st Summoning
  • Acceptable Risks (1986)
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
  • The Barchester Chronicles (1982)
  • Big Fat Liar (2002)
  • Bisbee ’17 (2018)
  • Book Of The Dead (2018)
  • The Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi Collection
  • Boss: The Black Experience in Business
  • Brainy Bubbly Bug Buddies 1-3
  • By War & By God (2016)
  • Charm City (2018)
  • Childhood’s End (2015)
  • Coyotaje (2019)
  • The Curse Of La Llorona
  • Dark Sister (2018)
  • Death Is A Number (1951)
  • Delibes: Coppélia (2018)
  • Doll Murder Spree (2017)
  • Doreiku (2018) (The Complete Collection)
  • Dorothy L. Sayers Mysteries: Strong Poison/Have His Carcass/Gaudy Night
  • Farinelli (1994)
  • Frontline: Predator on the Reservation
  • Frontline: Right to Fail
  • The Gospel According to André (2018)
  • Growing Up with I Spit On Your Grave
  • Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse (2019)
  • Hal (2018)
  • The House of the Seven Gables (1940)
  • The Hurricane (1999)
  • The Informer (1929)
  • I Spit On Your Grave (1977)
  • I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019)
  • Jailbreak (1936)
  • Jane Austen: The Complete Collection
  • King Lear
  • The Land Unknown (1957)
  • The Lightest Darkness (2018)
  • Light in the Water (2018)
  • Lise Meitner: The Mother of the Atomic Bomb (2016)
  • The Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver (2013)
  • Man Of Iron (1935)
  • Margaret: The Rebel Princess
  • Modern Romance (1981)
  • Mother’s Day (2019)
  • Naples In Veils (2017)
  • National Geographic: Dead By Dawn
  • Nature: Wild Way of the Vikings
  • Noir Archive: 9-Film Collection (1944-1954)
  • Paradise Alley (1978)
  • Please Teacher!: The Complete Collection (2002)
  • Robot Ninja (1989)
  • Rottentail (2019)
  • Rust
  • Scared Stiff (1987) (Special Edition)
  • Scream and Scream Again (1970) (Special Edition)
  • Second Spring
  • Shooting Stars (1928)
  • A Simple Wish (1997)
  • The Sinking Of The Rainbow Warrior (1993)
  • The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
  • Stevie’s Trek to the Holy Land: Abraham’s Promise (2014)
  • Stevie’s Trek to the Holy Land: Messiah’s Promise
  • Stevie’s Trek to the Holy Land: The Carpenter’s Son
  • Stevie’s Trek to the Holy Land: The Miracle of Moses (2014)
  • Stevie’s Trek to the Holy Land: The Throne of David
  • The Strange Door (1951)
  • Strangers At The Door (2017)
  • Sunburn (2018)
  • Supercock (1975)
  • Target: St. Louis (2018)
  • Team Khan (2018)
  • Tickled (2016)
  • Tito and the Birds (2018)
  • Torment (1950)
  • Underground (1928)
  • Until Forever (2015)
  • Wheely (2018)
  • White Sands (1992)
  • Yesterday
  • You, Me, and Dupree (2006)

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