COLD PURSUIT
Lionsgate Films | 2019 | 119 min | Rated R


Official Synopsis: Featuring a wildly entertaining mix of dynamic action and dark humor, COLD PURSUIT stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver whose quiet family life is upended after his son’s murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking’s associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his actions bring even more unexpected and violent consequences, as he proves that revenge is all in the execution.

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interview with Actor Liam Neeson
  • Interview with Director Hans Petter Moland
  • “Welcome to Kehoe: Behind the Scenes on Cold Pursuit” Featurette

TV SPOTLIGHT


WWE: WRESTLEMANIA 35
WWE Home Video | 2019 | 540 min | Rated TV-14


Official Synopsis: On WWE’s biggest night of the year witness the greatness and the grandeur of The Showcase of The Immortals, WrestleMania. Witness Superstars from Raw and SmackDown Live come together to become immortal.


CRITERION CORNER


FUNNY GAMES
Criterion | 1997 | 109 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, Funny Games spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. In a series of escalating “games,” the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the genre’s threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing queasy attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for atrocity. With this controversial treatise on violence and entertainment, Haneke issued a summation of his cinematic philosophy, implicating his audience in a spectacle of unbearable cruelty.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features
  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Haneke and actor Arno Frisch
  • New interview with film historian Alexander Horwath
  • Press conference from the 1997 Cannes Film Festival featuring Haneke and actors Susanne Lothar and Ulrich Mühe
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

HOUSE OF GAMES
Criterion | 1987 | 102 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director’s chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author and therapist who wants to help a client by making restitution for the money he owes to a gambler. After she meets the attractive cardsharp (Joe Mantegna), her own compulsions take hold as he lures her into his world of high-stakes deception. Packed with razor-edged dialogue delivered with even-keeled precision by a cast of Mamet regulars, House of Games is as psychologically acute as it is full of twists and turns, a rich character study told with the cold calculation of a career con artist targeting his next mark.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features
  • High-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photog­raphy Juan Ruiz Anchía, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring director David Mamet and consultant and actor Ricky Jay
  • Interviews with actors Lindsay Crouse and Joe Mantegna from 2007
  • David Mamet on “House of Games,” a short documentary shot on location during the film’s preparation and production
  • Detail from a storyboard of a short con suggested by Jay
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and excerpts from Mamet’s introduction to the published screenplay

Cover illustration by Eric Skillman, design by Jamie Keenan


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


APOLLO 11
Universal Studios | 2019 | 93 min | Rated G


Official Synopsis: From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

  • Apollo 11: Discovering the 65MM
  • Trailer

BACKDRAFT 2
Universal Studios | 2019 | 102 min | Rated R


Official Synopsis: Fire investigator Sean McCaffrey, son of the late Steven “Bull” McCaffrey, is now working at the same Chicago firehouse along with his uncle Brian (William Baldwin). When Sean is assigned to investigate a deadly fire, he and partner Maggie soon realize that they are dealing with something much more than a routine fire. The clues they discover lead them down a treacherous path of arson, murder, and international terrorism. Sean must use his intuition, along with the help of infamous jailed arsonist Ronald Bartel (Donald Sutherland), in a race to find out who is behind the fire and stop them from accomplishing their devious plans.


FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
Universal Studios | 2019 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 108 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cut-throat world alone. Based on the incredible true story, this heartwarming comedy follows Paige as she proves that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

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  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • A Family’s Passion: A Making Of
  • Learning the Moves
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Stephen Merchant
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Stephen Merchant (Director’s Cut)
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Stephen Merchant

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U
Universal Studios | 2019 | 100 min | Rated PG-13


Official Synopsis: It’s déjà vu all over again for Tree Gelbman, the snarky sorority sister who solved her own murder by repeatedly reliving her death. When the masked campus killer mysteriously returns to terrorize new targets, Tree cycles through another time loop of clever chills and suspense in Happy Death Day 2U, the inventive follow-up to Blumhouse’s hit thriller Happy Death Day.

  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scene
  • The Never-ending Birthday
  • Web of Love: Tree’s Nightmare
  • Multiverse 101

TV BOX SETS


POWER: SEASON FIVE
Lionsgate Films | 2018-2019 | Season 5 | Rated TV-MA

Official Synopsis: A drama series loosely based on the life of Curtis ’50’ Jackson. The story revolves around James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.


MORE TV BOX SETS

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Complete Series
  • Armored Trooper Votoms: OVA Collection One (1983-2008)
  • The Donna Reed Show: Seasons One – Five
  • Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Season Five
  • Guilty Crown: The Complete Series (2011-2012)
  • Kokkoku: The Complete Collection
  • The Lone Ranger: Seasons One & Two
  • Lucky Star: Complete Series & OVA (2007-2008)
  • Mission: Impossible: Seasons One – Three
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The Complete Collection
  • NCIS: Seasons One – Four
  • NCIS: Seasons Five – Eight
  • NCIS: Los Angeles – Seasons Five – Eight
  • Patrick Melrose: The Mini-Series
  • Petticoat Junction: Seasons One – Three
  • Power: Season Four (2017-2018)
  • Power: Season Five (2018-2019)
  • The Shield: The Complete Series
  • South Park: Season One – Five (1997-2001)
  • South Park: Season Six – Ten

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


FIELD OF DREAMS (30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
Universal Studios | 1989 | 106 min | Rated PG


Official Synopsis: An Iowa farmer hears a voice in his cornfield accompanied by a vision of a baseball field. He takes it as a sign to build a baseball diamond which would ennable Shoeless Joe Jackson of the infamous Chicago “Black” Sox to play ball again.

  • HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • ENGLISH DTS: X IMMERSIVE AUDIO TRACK
  • Feature Commentary with Director Phil Alden Robinson and Director of Photography John Lindley
  • Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Phil Alden Robinson
  • From Father to Son: Passing Along the Pastime
  • Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Bret Saberhagen, George Brett and Johnny Bench
  • The Diamond in the Husks
  • Galena, IL Pinch Hits for Chisholm, MN
  • Field of Dreams: A Scrapbook
  • Bravo Special: From Page to Screen
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English SDH, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Spanish

GODZILLA
Sony Pictures | 1998 | 139 min | Rated PG-13


Official Synopsis: Following French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla® then makes its way north, landing in Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city.

  • BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE
  • HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • ENGLISH DOLBY ATMOS AUDIO TRACK
  • Visual Effects Commentary
  • Behind the Scenes of Godzilla with Charles Caiman
  • All-Time Best-of Godzilla Fight Scenes
  • “Heroes” Music Video by The Wallflowers
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature

KING KONG
Universal Studios | 2005 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 200 min | Rated PG-13


Flamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmaker, Carl Denham, sails off to remote Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady, Ann Darrow. Native warriors kidnap Ann to use as a sacrifice as they summon “Kong” with the local witch doctor. But instead of devouring Ann, Kong saves her. Kong is eventually taken back to New York where he searches high and low for Ann, eventually winding up at the top of the Empire State Building, facing off against a fleet of World War I fighter planes.

  • 2006 Introductions by Peter Jackson
  • Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of King Kong
  • Production Diaries
  • Post Production Diaries
  • Deleted Scenes with Introductions
  • The Eighth Blunder of the World
  • The Making of a Shot: The T-Rex Fight
  • Skull Island: A Natural History
  • Kong’s New York, 1933
  • A Night in Vaudeville
  • King Kong Homage
  • Pre-Visualization Animatics
  • Conceptual Design Video Galleries
  • “The Present”
  • WETA Collectibles
  • The Volkswagen Touareg & King Kong
  • Trailers

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • An Afternoon In Monte Carlo
  • Alien Overlords
  • Amazonia Inc.
  • American Exit (2019)
  • American Mummy (2014)
  • Anaconda (1997)
  • Another Shot
  • Ashes In The Snow (2018)
  • Backdraft 2-Movie Collection
  • Becoming Evil: Serial Killers
  • The Bedroom Window (1987)
  • Beer League (2006)
  • The Big Clock (1948)
  • Bigfoot Blood Trap
  • Bigfoot Exists!: American Sasquatch Hunters/Bigfoot/Hunting Sasquatch
  • The Big White (2005)
  • Birds of Passage (2018)
  • Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story
  • Blood Paradise (2018)
  • Boo! (2019)
  • Boogie Boy (1997) (Special Edition)
  • Bosch: The Garden of Dreams
  • Broke
  • Buster Keaton Collection: Vol. One (1926-1928)
  • Captain Maya and the Space Explorers
  • Cherokee Creek (2018)
  • The Chosen (1977)
  • Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
  • Darrow & Darrow: Body of Evidence
  • The Devil’s Nightmare (1971)
  • Don’t Call The Police!
  • Don’t Look (2018)
  • The Dragon Unleashed (2018)
  • Extreme Horror Video Vault
  • Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
  • Fair Hope (2012)
  • The Found Footage Festival, Vol. Seven + Eight
  • For Love Or Money (2019)
  • The Four Feathers (1977)
  • Fourth Quarter
  • Frank And Ava (2018)
  • Get Big (2017)
  • Ghosts of Mars (2001)
  • God With Us: The Coming of the Savior (2016)
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • The Gorilla Man (1942)
  • Grace and Gravity (2018)
  • The Greatest Miracle (2011)
  • Guilty Until Proven Guilty
  • A Hero’s Welcome: Never Surrender/Until They Are Home/Return to Tarawa
  • Hornet (2018)
  • Hum Do
  • Industrial Animals
  • Invasion Of The Bee Girls (1973)
  • I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye
  • It’s Gonna Blow!!!: San Diego’s Music Underground – 1986-1996 (2014)
  • Jack Hunter’s Paranoia Tapes 2: Press Play
  • Jack Hunter’s Paranoia Tapes 3: Siren
  • Jack Hunter’s Paranoia Tapes 4: Kennel House
  • The Jinx
  • Jumbo
  • The Jurassic Dead (2017)
  • A Killer Awaits
  • Killing Spree (1987)
  • Kiss Kiss
  • Korea: The Never Ending War
  • The Landlord (1970)
  • The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story
  • Life Like (2018)
  • Link (1986)
  • The Lone Ranger Double Feature: The Lone Ranger/The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold
  • Magna Carta Unlocked (2016)
  • Mark Borchardt’s The Dundee Project
  • Masked Mutilator (2019)
  • The Messengers: The Birth of the Church
  • Mortuary (2005)
  • Moses: The Lawgiver (1975)
  • Mosul (2019)
  • My Online Valentine (2019)
  • The Navigator (2014)
  • Never Grow Old (2019)
  • Never Look Away (2018)
  • The Next Pompeii
  • Pitch Black (2000) (Steelbook)
  • Pocketman and Cargoboy
  • Princess Mononoke (1997) (Collector’s Edition)
  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1974)
  • Pup Scouts 2
  • Quatermass 2
  • Quatermass and the Pit
  • Return of the Hero (2018)
  • Rocky
  • Saint Bernard (2013)
  • The Salted Egg/The Salted Egg 2/The Salted Egg 3 (2018)
  • Secrets of the Dead: The Nero Files
  • The Shape Of Now
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Road Less Traveled
  • The Skin Of The Teeth (2018)
  • South Of Suez (1940)
  • Spaceballs
  • Standing Tall (1978)
  • A Star Is Born (1954)
  • A Star Is Born (1976)
  • Stay Human
  • Supercock (1975)
  • Surviving Birkenau: The Dr. Susan Spatz Story (2019)
  • This Gun For Hire (1942)
  • Three Cheers For The Irish (1940)
  • To Every Nation: Faith That Changed the World
  • Triple Threat (2018)
  • Valentine: The Dark Avenger (2017)
  • Viral Viral
  • The Wedding March 4: Something Old, Something New
  • What Is Democracy? (2018)
  • The Witch In The Window
  • Yakuza Law (1969)

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