Historical Blu-ray Release Dates

This page lists all available information for new and upcoming releases in the Blu-ray format.
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Tales of the Abyss Complete Series contains episodes 1-26 of the anime directed by Kenji Kodama. Based off the popular game, Tales of the Abyss will take you to a fantastic world where fate is written in Fonic Stones and the will to defy it lies in those who are mere replicas. Pampered prince Luke fon Fabre is suddenly thrown from his life of luxury into an adventure unlike any other. Together with a group of magic-users, he’ll learn about his world and the dark truth about his existence. Special Features: Trailers

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Season Five begins six years after our heroes escaped Earth’s second nuclear apocalypse. Bellamy’s team is in space. Clarke is on the ground. Hundreds are trapped in a bunker below. When a massive prison ship descends upon the last survivable place on Earth, The 100 must come together to reclaim their home. As two armies converge on one valley, alliances shift, friends become foes and the march to war threatens to destroy the remnants of the human race. Can our heroes break the cycle? Or are they doomed to repeat the past? In this epic battle for survival, one thing is certain: There are no good guys. In a kill-or-be-killed world, these 13 episodes are filled with acts of courage and carnage, bravery and betrayal, desperation and devotion.

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Diana (Zosia Mamet) moves back to New York City after a few years abroad and finds the perfect Brooklyn apartment for a fresh start. Yet on the first night in her new home, she discovers that her ex-boyfriend Ben (Matthew Shear) lives in the apartment below hers. After an awkward reunion, Diana proclaims her intentions for a genuine friendship. But as old wounds are opened, both Diana and Ben are forced to confront the true nature of their feelings. Blu-ray includes: Behind the Scenes Photo Slideshow, Theatrical Trailer 5.1 Surround, Stereo English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired Bonus features include: Behind the Scenes Photo Slideshow, Theatrical Trailer

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NEW CRITTERS Audio Commentary with producer Barry Opper and star Don Opper
[1] => NEW CRITTERS Audio Commentary with Critter designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo
[2] => NEW They Bite!: The Making of CRITTERS featuring interviews with actors Dee Wallace, Don Opper, Terrence Mann and Lin Shaye, producer Barry Opper, writer Brian Muir, Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo, make-up artist R. Christopher Biggs, special prop supervisor Anthony Doublin, composer David Newman and second unit director Mark Helfrich, Critter Voice actor Corey Burton and Miniature Effects Supervisor Gene Warren Jr.
[3] => NEW For Brian: A Tribute to Screenwriter Brian Domonic Muir
[4] => Behind-the-Scenes Footage
[5] => Alternate Ending
[6] => Theatrical Trailers & TV Spots
[7] => Still Galleries
[8] => NEW CRITTERS 2 Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris
[9] => NEW CRITTERS 2 Audio Commentary with Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo
[10] => NEW The Main Course: The Making of CRITTERS 2 featuring interviews with director Mick Garris, actors Liane Curtis, Don Opper, Terrence Mann and Lin Shaye, producer Barry Opper, Critter designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo and make-up artist R. Christopher Biggs
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[12] => NEW CRITTERS 3 Audio Commentary with producer Barry Opper and star Don Opper
[13] => NEW You Are What They Eat: The Making of CRITTERS 3 featuring interviews with producer Barry Opper, screenwriter David J. Schow, stars Don Opper and Terrence Mann, director of photography Thomas J. Callaway and Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo
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[15] => NEW Space Madness: The Making of CRITTERS 3 featuring interviews with producer Barry Opper, screenwriter David J. Schow, stars Don Opper and Terrence Mann, director of photography Thomas J. Callaway, Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo ) [preview_genres] => Array ( [0] => Horror, Comedy ) [preview_actors] => Array ( [0] => Scott Grimes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Dourif, Angela Bassett ) [preview_plot_synopsis] =>

They're back and ready to devour your Blu-ray player!

The terrifying and tiny menaces are out in full force with this four-film collection packed with enough Special Features to make any fan's mouth water!

In Critters, the terrified Brown family are trapped in a deadly nightmare and must fight for their lives against a litter of extraterrestrial, bloodthirsty monsters. But it's a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive, determined to blow the creatures off the planet! In Critters 2: The Main Course, some eggs have survived and are popping open, bringing another horde of the little creatures! Brad Brown (Scott Grimes) returns to fight them along with three bounty hunters. Critters 3 stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Josh, a beleaguered Angelino who must lead the fight against the little monsters as they invade an L.A. apartment building. In the final film, Critters 4, a super strain of genetically engineered monsters are designed to take over the universe. This time, Brad Dourif and Angela Bassett must battle the little bloodthirsty hairballs.

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Charity walks a fine line between love and fear of her son Paris. It has been ten years since he killed her daughter and she is left questioning his chance at redemption and her ability to forgive. We peel back the layers to reveal a family history previously marked by intra-family violence as she embraces motherhood for a third time with a new baby boy. Multiple accounts allow for conflicting points of view, leaving the audience questioning where the ultimate truth and accountability lie. Blu-ray includes: Deleted Scenes (40 Years, Abilene, Box, New Car, Reunion, Vermillion), Theatrical Trailer 5.1 Surround, Stereo English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired Bonus features include: Deleted Scenes (40 Years, Abilene, Box, New Car, Reunion, Vermillion), Theatrical Trailer

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Barbara Blandish, a young Kansas City heiress, gets kidnapped by some inept local hoodlums for the diamond necklace she is wearing, and then gets kidnapped a second time by the Grissom gang demanding a million dollar ransom. The Grissoms are led by Ma Grissom, a fury whose mustache and house dress clash, whose belief is that kidnapping plots go awry because the victim is allowed to live. Her bulletproof plan, however, does go haywire when her son Slim, a psychopathic, knife-wielder, falls in love with Barbara. Her billionaire father then hires Dave Fenner, a cynical private detective, to find her. A remake of the 1948 British film No Orchids for Miss Blandish. Starring starring Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Robert Lansing, and Connie Stevens.

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June is an actress who portrays the popular Sister George in a British soap opera. The actress spends her time drinking and engaging in lesbian sex with her much younger lover Alice. A television executive decides she likes Alice and wants to write Sister George off the show. June watches as her behavior and insecurity drives Alice away. Starring Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne, Ronald Fraser, and Patricia Medina.

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In the summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to attend to a patient at Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayers family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline and its inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own. Based on the book by bestselling author Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger stars Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Brooklyn) and is directed by Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abramson (Room).

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Orson Welles’s beautiful, nostalgia-suffused second feature—the subject of one of cinema’s greatest missing-footage tragedies—harks back to turn-of-the-twentieth-century Indianapolis, chronicling the inexorable decline of the fortunes of an affluent family. Adapted from an acclaimed Booth Tarkington novel and characterized by restlessly inventive camera work and powerful performances from a cast including Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, and Agnes Moorehead, the film traces the rifts deepening within the Amberson clan—at the same time as the forces of progress begin to transform the city they once ruled. Though RKO excised over forty minutes of footage, now lost to history, and added an incongruously upbeat ending, The Magnificent Ambersons is an emotionally rich family saga and a masterful elegy for a bygone chapter of American life.

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A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, former deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is drawn out of self-imposed exile by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter, Suyin (Li Bingbing), who thinks she can rescue the crew on her own. But it will take their combined efforts to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from this seemingly unstoppable threat—a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. Thought to be extinct, the Meg turns out to be very much alive…and on the hunt.
 
Five years before, Jonas had encountered this same terrifying creature, but no one had believed him. Now, teamed with Suyin, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life to return to the ocean depths…bringing him face-to-face once more with the apex predator of all time.

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Director Jon Turtletaub delivers a brainless rip-roaring fish tale featuring Jason Statham doing what he does best as he hunts a massive prehistoric CGI shark. It's not smart, but it never tries to be. It's just big-budget spectacle fun that proves to be an improvement over the literary series that spawned it. Whether or not this is your sort of fish story, Warner Bros. has delivered a 3D Blu-ray that makes full use of the format for the shark chomping spectacle. The 3D showcases fun and engaging foreground and background image depth. It's a shame Atmos wasn't included, but the DTS-HD MA 5.1 track works pretty well. Recommended for 3D junkies.

(We have also reviewed this movie on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray.)

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"I'm going to make this thing bleed."

Jason Statham is Jason Statham pretending to be Jonas Taylor - a disgraced former Navy rescue sub commander. Years ago, a rescue at the deepest depths of the Pacific in the Marianas trench went horribly wrong with several casualties. Jonas says it was a prehistoric sea creature that attacked them and blew up the sub before everyone could be rescued including two of his team members. The Navy says he cracked up under pressure. Now eccentric nerd billionaire Jack Morris (Rainn Wilson), Dr, Zhang (Winston Chao) and his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing) are conducting experiments in the depths of the trench to prove that ancient prehistoric life is hidden under a thermal cloud. When a gigantic 75-foot Megalodon attacks the exploration team, Jonas is called back into action because his ex-wife is trapped thousands of feet below the surface. During the rescue attempt, Jonas and Suyin unwittingly allow the Meg to rise from the icy depths. The massive mindless eating machine becomes an unstoppable menace attacking and swallowing whole an entire cast of disposable characters. 

The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

The Meg is not smart - not even close. But I give it credit for being a whole lot more clever than the source novels by Steve Alten. This movie has been in development hell since the late 90s. The first novel was a huge hit and I devoured it quickly slamming through the pages while on vacation. As the sequel novels started churning out one after the other, the plots became daffy and ridiculous disposing of any genuine science and going full pulp science fiction. The first book would have been unwieldy to adapt on its own and take seriously, but the idea that this could be a series of films outside of the SyFy Channel seemed impossible. Thanks to the barrage of Megasharks, Giant Octopuses, annual Sharknados, and the box office bite shark flicks have been chomping the last couple of years, the time was right for The Meg to surface. And without staying completely true to the original novel, the movie sheds a lot of hokum baggage that was little better than soap opera dramatics.

This film only works because it knows exactly what it is - a fishy fleshy B-movie with a Megalodon-sized budget. You're not here to find Oscar-worthy performances. It's a full-on special effects buffet offering up plenty of impressive CGI creatures with some occasionally impressive practical effects work. I give Turteltaub and his team of writers full kudus for finding the pace of the film and never letting the energy dip for long. Character development is virtually non-existent. Any character conflicts are resolved within a matter of minutes. Seriously, Statham enjoys the most amicable and friendly relationship with his ex-wife in the history of legalized divorce. The Navy doctor that blackballed him and killed his career? It's resolved with a quick handshake. While for most movies this would be a problem, it works for The Meg because audiences paid good money to see Jason Statham fight a giant shark - and there is plenty of that to pass around. There's a love subplot and a cute kid, but that's just filler to give the effects crew time to work on the big set pieces. 

It may sound like I'm jaded or cynical about this movie, and maybe I am a little bit, but I have to admit that I enjoyed the hell out of it. This was one of the best 3D theater-going movies, after Infinity War, that I saw all summer. Skyscraper was similar brainless 3D fodder, but The Meg really knew how to work the whole show offering plenty of nods and nudges to past shark movies while staking a claim all its own. It's big dumb spectacle fun. It never tries to be high art and it doesn't have to be to work.

The trailers are every indication of what to expect with this movie. If you're not enticed by what you saw in two and three-minute snippets, you're probably not going to love this one nearly half as much as you would have hoped. At first, I was only mildly entertained but after a couple more viewings I've had a lot more fun with it. The only real surprise for me was how Statham takes out the titular creature. It may be completely impossible and ridiculous, but trust me it works 100-times better than what was in the book. Since this flick bit out about half a billion bucks at the global box office, a sequel is apparently already in the works. If they add a little more blood and guts to the mix with a lot more wholesale carnage, they will already have a solid sequel. As it is, The Meg is easy disposable fun. 

Vital Disc Stats: The 3D Blu-ray

The Meg rises from the deep on 3D Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Bros in a single disc BD-3D + Digital HD set. Yes, you read that right. The copy I ordered from Amazon was a single disc set, not a traditional 2-disc release with the standard Blu-ray. The disc is housed in a sturdy Blu-ray case and did not have a slipcover. The disc loads directly to a static image main menu with WB's standard navigation options. 

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The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

The Meg enjoys the deep of 3D in this 1080p MVC 2.40:1 3D transfer. As a post-conversion effort, it's pretty darn good - there are many sequences throughout where 3D lends itself perfectly. The best use of 3D can be found in any of the tightly confined scenes like the opening rescue or any time someone is in a little submersible. The staging of these shots allows for a distinct foreground object to sit front and center while sides showcase depth back along the Z-axis. The more objects in a space - the better the effect renders. Even in the dark depths of the trench the explorations shots of the sub roaming around and the fish and tiny microorganisms floating around gives the image a great sense of three-dimensional depth. When big action set pieces like when the shark cage is being swallowed by the Meg, that's a great effect as well - similar to when the shark is chasing Statham as he's being towed as bait works really well as the shark emerges from the murky water. 

Where the 3D suffers a bit is in the boring talky sequences where there just isn't a lot going on. Doing a quick glasses test you can see that there really isn't very much applied-depth or little if any difference to the standard 2D 1080p presentation. Details are just as strong and present as the standard 2D presentation with the same robust color pallet. Black levels are spot on with some deep inky blacks. All in all, I'm very happy with this 3D presentation. If you're still on the 3D bandwagon, you'll want to add this one to your collection. 

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The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

The Meg 3D, sadly, doesn't sport the same Dolby Atmos audio mix as the standard 2D Blu-ray or 4K UHD disc, but, the DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix is no slouch where it counts! It's obviously not as active as the Atmos mix, but there is plenty of surround activity to make a go of it. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout without any issue. The sound effects are aggressive and pronounced offering plenty of imaging - especially when the action takes place underwater. The score by Harry Gregson-Williams keeps the energy going and punches up the LFE nicely. All around, there's nothing wrong with this 5.1 mix, but when comparing it to the Dolby Atmos iteration, you'll miss the greater immersion provided by the Atmos track's overhead, atmospheric elements.

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The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

Unlike the 4K and standard Blu-ray releases, The Meg 3D includes no bonus features.

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The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

The Meg is a SyFy channel shark movie with a gargantuan budget and plenty of Jason Statham badass snark to spark an aquatic giant shark franchise. Whether or not the rumored sequels arise, this first outing was a good way to burn a couple of disposable hours. Warner Bros. serves The Meg onto 3D Blu-ray with a 3D presentation that gives this shark flick a lot of visual punch. Unfortunately, my copy didn't include a standard 2D Blu-ray so it didn't contain any bonus features and it sports only a DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix - which is still good but not nearly as impressive as the Atmos mix available in 2D and 4K. 3D Fans should have a great time with the visuals, but for what you get in this package, The Meg 3D is Recommended for 3D junkies, preferably if you can find it on sale.

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A cop begins tracking down a psychotic serial killer targeting sexy cocktail waitresses. NEW REMASTER OF THE FILM FROM AN IP.

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Before John Carpenter tackled John W. Campbell Jr.'s terrifying science fiction short story, Howard Hawks unleashed his vision of the horrifying alien creature from outer space with 1951's The Thing From Another World. It may be a somewhat looser adaptation of the source material, but it's steeped in early Soviet paranoia giving the film a suspenseful mood and atmosphere all its own. It's held up brilliantly over the years and is a true sci-fi classic. Warner Archive brings The Thing From Another World to Blu-ray in fine order with an aged but still impressive remastered transfer and an effective audio mix. Sadly, no genuine bonus features were supplied for this otherwise excellent release. Time to retire that old DVD. Recommended. 

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"Spread out everybody, we're going to try and figure out the shape of this thing."

Something strange is happening in the Arctic. Army pilot Captain Pat Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) and his crew are ordered to a remote Arctic research station after esteemed Dr. Arthur Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) issues reports of strange scientific phenomena. They discover that a flying saucer has crashed - and its occupant is encased in ice. Bringing The Thing (James Arness) back to the research station, the alien is accidentally thawed and unleashed upon the compound. With a storm hitting and no way to call for help, Captain Hendry and the rest of the stranded team will have to survive the onslaught of an alien being that needs human blood in order to reproduce and take over the world!

The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World is a true classic in my book. It's suspenseful, it's action-packed, it's steeped in a creepy mood and atmosphere of dread populated by a cast of characters you actually care about. Just like the 1982 John Carpenter version, The Thing. Both films are sourced from the same short story, "Who Goes There?", by science fiction author and editor John W. Campbell Jr., but they each take radically different approaches to the titular monster. While Carpenter's film is a closer adaptation with the Thing being a shapeshifter, the Howard Hawks monster is a creature capable of limitless reproduction - so long as it has a constant supply of human blood. Both films are of their respective eras and both are excellent pieces of horror/sci-fi in their own unique ways. 

For The Thing From Another World Howard Hawks amps up the Red Scare elements by making the creature a specimen that once given a chance to thrive or left unchecked could destroy us all. The metaphor is completed with an overzealous scientist eager to give the monster a chance to explain itself - at the risk of killing everyone in the station. It's the kind of political hyperbole that can either be a detriment to a film or be one of its strengths. Here it's a strength. One could easily write off Robert Cornthwaite's Dr. Carrington as a blind "sympathizer," but Kenneth Tobey's Captain Hendry doesn't come off much better as he's steadfastly unwilling to listen to any alternate theories or arguments. 

Both men are given plenty of time to state their case and their dialogue drives the increasing sense of suspense and foreboding - Hendry is only right because this is a scary movie. You can't spend 90% of the movie scared out of your mind and have the creature turn out to be a lovable critter like E.T.! When the power goes out at an Arctic research station - you know the beast isn't there to make friends!

While Christian Nyby is the credited director, it's widely known that Howard Hawks had a heavy hand in the production often directing many scenes himself. When you look at a film like Rio Bravo as a comparison, these moments are easy to spot. Hawks always had a knack for fast-paced, almost lyrical banter. Much of the dialogue rattles off breathlessly and the cast does a great job not only managing the pace but owning the lines in tune to their characters. Hawks also had a knack for some particularly sexually suggestive lingo if you read between the lines. Kenneth Toney's charged dialogue with Margaret Sheridan's Nikki Nicholson is some pretty spicy stuff for a film of this era! I also love all of the visual tricks that added to the suspense. The use of a flashing Geiger counter to let you know the Thing is getting closer is amazingly effective - especially when the lights go out.

I have an unending love for both Hawks' The Thing From Another World and Carpenter's The Thing. I honestly don't remember which one I saw first - they were both on T.V. a lot when I was a kid - and I've spent the last 30 years or so loving them equally. I honestly don't prefer one over the other. If I put one on, chances are pretty good I'll watch the other soon after. When winter comes around, I turn off the heat, kill the lights, grab some blankets and let this sci-fi creature feature roll. It never fails to entertain. 

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

The Thing From Another World invades Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection in a single disc set. Pressed onto a BD-25 disc, the movie is housed in a standard sturdy Blu-ray case. The disc loads directly to a static image main menu with traditional navigation options. 

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The Thing From Another World

I've long hoped for The Thing From Another World to travel its way to Blu-ray and this 1.37:1 1080p transfer makes the journey in fine form. Sourced from a new 1080p HD master done this year, the image does have some small quibbles, but overall it's a dramatic improvement over the old DVD. Details are uniformly very good - especially in close-ups and medium shots. Since they cut all of his close-ups, the improved clarity lets you see a couple good shots of the full makeup James Arness endured as the Thing. Facial features, clothing, and the film's production design enjoy a nice uptick in detail but don't completely leap off the screen. Fine film grain is apparent but never overly noisy looking. Black levels and contrast are on point giving the film stable blacks, grays, and whites with a nice sense of depth. 

The only real issue of note surrounds footage accompanying optical transfers. During these stretches of adjacent footage, the image becomes a bit softer and a little crunchier. It's most prominent through the credits and for about a minute into the main film. Then things clear up and look terrific. This is common for films of the era and is a baked in side effect of the optical work. All in all, the source elements are in great shape without any visible scratches or speckling issues. Obviously a fresh new 4K scan and restoration would have been ideal - however - this transfer is very good and makes it easy to retire the old DVD. 

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The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World lands with a cracking good English DTS-HD MA 2.0 mono mix. This is a huge improvement in the dialogue department which I always thought sounded a bit soupy on the old DVD - especially during rapid-fire dialogue exchanges. It felt like I was hearing some of the sexually-charged banter for the first time! I can't count how many times I've seen this movie but I finally heard some really great jokes. Sound effects are well managed and provide a nice sense of atmosphere even through the narrow soundscape. Things get really creepy and unsettling when everyone is trying to be quiet and hide from the creature in the wood-floored corridors and their shoes scrape and scuff along the boards. To top things off, the theremin-heavy score by Dimitri Tiomkin sounds great and really kicks the mix where it counts. 

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The Thing From Another World

Unfortunately, Warner Archive didn't pull together any notable bonus features beyond a couple of trailers. While I'm happy to have the film on Blu-ray in good shape, I really wish The Thing From Another World had been given the full Collector's Edition treatment. 

  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD 1:50)

  • Re-release Trailer (with Spanish Subtitles SD 1:35) 

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The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World is a true science fiction classic. Made by legendary filmmaker Howard Hawks, it's stuffed with snappy dialogue, colorful characters, and when the action kicks in, it doesn't let up. It's a masterclass in suspense filmmaking using dialogue, sound effects, and lighting to terrify an audience rather than put the weight entirely on a special effect as you never really get a good look at the monster. I feel to truly love John Carpenter's equally effective version, you must have an appreciation for this original fright flick.

At long last, The Thing From Another World is out on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive. With a solid remastered image transfer and a moody and effective audio mix, this is the best this Thing has looked or sounded on home video. I just wish the bonus features were more robust as it deserves more than a couple of trailers. But, if it's this disc or nothing, I'll gladly replace my old DVD. Recommended. 

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40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!


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40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!


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40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!


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Lucio Fulci's undead masterpiece Zombie rises from the Blu-ray grave for a second time courtesy of Blue Underground. This pseudo-prequel/sequel to Romero's seminal Dawn of the Dead is just as ooey gooey gory as it ever was with plenty of flesh-ripping, eye-gouging viscera to please zombie fans. This pancake-makeup zombie flick is a hell of a lot of fun if you love your horror excessively gory and very Italian. Blue Underground delivers one hell of a Round 2 Blu-ray release for Zombie with a transfer sourced from a fresh new 4K restoration that adds even more fleshy details to the show with dramatically improved black levels and depth. The cooler color temp may be a bit of a sticking point for some, but overall this is the best the film has ever looked. Add in a new DTS-HD MA mono mix alongside the aggressive 7.1 track with a complete array of new and archival bonus features and the film's original score, this 3-disc 40th Anniversary release of Zombie is Highly Recommended! 

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Click Here for a great review of the previous 2-Disc Ultimate Edition release of Zombie from Blue Underground!

"What is all this about the dead coming back to life again and... having to be killed a second time? I mean, what the hell's going on here?"

I know people who love Fulci's Zombie, and I know people who drag out get down - hate it. They don't like that it works as a sort of pseudo-prequel/sequel of Dawn of the Dead (depending on your country of origin). They hate the overly Italian feel with badly looped dialogue and outlandish sound effects. That eye-gouge sequence makes their stomach flip. The zombies are spawned from voodoo and look like they're covered in pancake batter. Take all those reasons to hate the movie and you have a list of many reasons for why I love this movie. That isn't to say that I put Zombie in the same league as Dawn of the Dead or Night of the Living Dead, I just enjoy it for what it brings to the show. 

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I've got a big soft spot for zombie movies and Zombie is just damn good entertainment value for my dollar. While Fulci never wanted it to tie to Dawn of the Dead and that marketing decision was made without his consent, the film lives on that way and in my opinion is better as a Bizarre-o World sequel or prequel. It adds a little extra layer of goofy fun that I find charming. You've got voodoo zombies, an underwater zombie battle with a half-naked scuba diver and a shark, the infamous eye-gouge sequence, the iconic worm-eye zombie, and then the final shot of an army of lumbering bloody zombies marching across the Brooklyn Bridge (with traffic still going underneath). In my book, it's a complete package. 

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More than the iconic zombie bits, I actually appreciate the plot - this zombie movie actually has one beyond the tried and true survivors hiding in a building trope! Tisa Farrow's Anne Bowles being aided by Ian McCulloch's reporter Peter West to help her find her missing father is a great setup for a zombie movie. The explanation of voodoo as the cause of zombies may be a bit daffy but I kinda dig the sort of Island of Dr. Moreau storyline of a mad doctor experimenting on the local people of an obscure Caribbean island and the plague of undead gets out of hand. Because of the opening Zombie attack on the boat in New York, the movie provides an explanation for the opening events of Dawn of the Dead. It's a fun alternate living dead universe that connects to Romero's movie without completely discounting NOLD or Day of the Dead.

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Some folks feel this one is too silly for its own good, and while there are some good laughs to be had intentional or otherwise, Fulci's Zombie is still a good creepy time. The film moves at a brisk pace building dread as it goes along until our cast of characters are boxed in and forced to fight for their lives in an explosion of fire, bullets, and grotesque gore and viscera. It's pure guilty pleasure zombie gore fun that I throw on at least a couple times a year. Sometimes you just want to watch some Italian zombies! 

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

Zombie 40th Anniversary 3-Disc Limited Edition devours Blu-ray for the second time thanks to the HD voodoo of Blue Underground. Housed in a clear three-disc case, with reversible artwork and offered with three different lenticular slipcovers, the film is pressed on a Region-Free BD50 disc. Disc One is the feature film. Disc Two is the archival bonus features. Disc Three is the soundtrack CD. The disc loads directly to an animated main menu with traditional navigation options. Also included is a booklet containing stills from the film as well as an excellent essay by author Stephen Thrower. 

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Blue Underground digs up a brand new 2.40:1 transfer culled from a fresh 4K restoration for the 40th Anniversary of Zombie. While the results generally offer notable improvements over BU's previous disc from 2011 - no doubt this transfer will spark a measure of fan debate. Before we get to that, let us start with the indisputable positives. The image maintains a wonderfully natural film-like quality to it with stable and present film grain throughout without becoming thick or too intrusive. Detail levels also are a huge step up over the previous 2011 disc allowing fans to soak in all the pancake batter zombie makeup and the incredible gore effects.

That wood splinter never looked so foreboding! Even small facial hairs and beads of sweat stand out now where the previous release could look smeary and undefined. Black levels are also much stronger and inkier allowing for some wonderful depth to the image without crossing into crush territory. This is most notable towards the end of the film when the zombies mass and attack Dr. Menard's hospital. These dark scenes are creepy and ominous while allowing for natural whites to come through and improved details. You'll also notice that the image has been slightly reframed with a little more image information on the top and bottom. Nothing too dramatic, but the difference is there. 

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Now where some folks will take umbrage with this new transfer over the previous release that was supervised by Cinematographer Sergio Salvati is the color timing. The previous release pushed yellows hard and the image had an overall lighter, golden-brown color to it. Immediately, you'll see that this new 4K restoration has pulled back the yellows and pushed for stronger blues. Thankfully this image does not suffer from a teal orange punch but instead favors a cooler quality. While yellows may not be as prominent as before, the cooler approach gives whites a much more natural, crisper quality. Flesh tones are also more natural and healthy looking. Reds and blues still offer plenty of primary pop.

It more or less comes down to preference at this point. On one hand, the original 2011 release was approved by Salvati, on the other, it came packaged with unfortunate negative issues that this new restoration mitigates and makes vast improvements in clarity and detail. I've owned this movie now on LaserDisc, a couple DVDs, and Blu-ray releases and they each have a different look and feel to them so it's a bit of a toss-up which one is "correct" and true to Fulci's intentions. I for one am very happy with this new 4K restoration as the positives outweigh any negatives - even if I'd gotten used to those pushed yellow/brown tones.

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It would seem that Zombie resurrected the same English DTS-HD MA 7.1 audio mix from the 2011 Ultimate Edition release. After doing a bunch of disc swapping between releases during a variety of scenes, I honestly couldn't discern any difference. I was always okay with this mix even if it sounded a bit overworked and the element placement and spacing felt a tad forced with some hollow tinny effects. 

However, Blue Underground delivers a new DTS-HD MA 1.0 mono track that is much more in keeping with the film's original presentation. Dialogue, sound effects, the iconic Frizzi score all have a more natural presence to them that sounds more organic to a 70s Italian horror picture. While the mix loses a bit of the imaging qualities of the 7.1 track, key elements like dialogue and the sound effects are front and center and sounds like gunshots get that wonderful howitzer cannon quality. For this sort of film, I'm glad BU decided to offer a traditional mono mix - it's how I'll be watching the film going forward. 

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Blue Underground has always done a gangbuster job with their bonus features and this 40th Anniversary 3-Disc Limited Edition is no exception. All of the previous bonus features are included here along with a new Audio Commentary by author Troy Howarth that's a great listen and companion track to the previous Audio Commentary. There's also a new interview with author Stephen Thrower that gives some valuable insight into the show. On top of that, BU included a CD with the film's score as well as a booklet containing stills and a terrific essay by Thrower. Combined, there are a few hours of quality bonus features for fans to pick through.

Click Here for a breakdown of the previous bonus features. 

New Bonus Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary featuring author Troy Howarth

  • NEW When The Earth Spits Out The Dead (HD 33:05) Interview with author Stephen Thrower

Archival Bonus Features:

  • Guillermo del Toro Introduction

  • Audio Commentary featuring star Ian McCulloch and Jason J Slater.

  • Zombie Wasteland (HD 22:19)

  • Flesh Eaters on Film (HD 9:38)

  • Deadtime Stories (HD 14:30)

  • World of the Dead (HD 16:29)

  • Zombi Italiano (HD 16:34)

  • Notes on a Headstone (HD 7:25)

  • All in the Family (HD 6:08)

  • Zombi Lover (HD 9:36)

  • Theatrical Trailers

  • TV Spots

  • Poster and Still Gallery

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Zombie

For its 40th Anniversary, Lucio Fulci's Zombie is given a fitting 3-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray release from Blue Underground. The film is a gory delight complete with plenty of blood, guts, eyeballs, and missing limbs to go around. Whether or not you loop it into a series with Dawn of the Dead, the flick is a riot from start to finish as a true gory audience pleaser. Blue Underground brings the film to Blu-ray once again with a brand new transfer sourced from a fresh 4K restoration. The image has more detail than ever before with an improved sense of depth and stronger black levels. Some out there may take issue with the cooler color temperature, but the positives outweigh any negatives. Toss in a new more traditional DTS-HD MA 1.0 mono mix as well as the massive collection of new and archival bonus features with the film's soundtrack, this new Limited Edition release of Zombie is an easy one to call Highly Recommended

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They're back and ready to devour your Blu-ray player!

The terrifying and tiny menaces are out in full force with this four-film collection packed with enough Special Features to make any fan's mouth water!

In Critters, the terrified Brown family are trapped in a deadly nightmare and must fight for their lives against a litter of extraterrestrial, bloodthirsty monsters. But it's a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive, determined to blow the creatures off the planet! In Critters 2: The Main Course, some eggs have survived and are popping open, bringing another horde of the little creatures! Brad Brown (Scott Grimes) returns to fight them along with three bounty hunters. Critters 3 stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Josh, a beleaguered Angelino who must lead the fight against the little monsters as they invade an L.A. apartment building. In the final film, Critters 4, a super strain of genetically engineered monsters are designed to take over the universe. This time, Brad Dourif and Angela Bassett must battle the little bloodthirsty hairballs.

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Charity walks a fine line between love and fear of her son Paris. It has been ten years since he killed her daughter and she is left questioning his chance at redemption and her ability to forgive. We peel back the layers to reveal a family history previously marked by intra-family violence as she embraces motherhood for a third time with a new baby boy. Multiple accounts allow for conflicting points of view, leaving the audience questioning where the ultimate truth and accountability lie. Blu-ray includes: Deleted Scenes (40 Years, Abilene, Box, New Car, Reunion, Vermillion), Theatrical Trailer 5.1 Surround, Stereo English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired Bonus features include: Deleted Scenes (40 Years, Abilene, Box, New Car, Reunion, Vermillion), Theatrical Trailer

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A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, former deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is drawn out of self-imposed exile by a visionary Chinese oceanographer, Dr. Zhang (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter, Suyin (Li Bingbing), who thinks she can rescue the crew on her own. But it will take their combined efforts to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from this seemingly unstoppable threat—a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. Thought to be extinct, the Meg turns out to be very much alive…and on the hunt.
 
Five years before, Jonas had encountered this same terrifying creature, but no one had believed him. Now, teamed with Suyin, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life to return to the ocean depths…bringing him face-to-face once more with the apex predator of all time.

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Director Jon Turtletaub delivers a brainless rip-roaring fish tale featuring Jason Statham doing what he does best as he hunts a massive prehistoric CGI shark. It's not smart, but it never tries to be. It's just big-budget spectacle fun that proves to be an improvement over the literary series that spawned it. Whether or not this is your sort of fish story, Warner Bros. has delivered a 3D Blu-ray that makes full use of the format for the shark chomping spectacle. The 3D showcases fun and engaging foreground and background image depth. It's a shame Atmos wasn't included, but the DTS-HD MA 5.1 track works pretty well. Recommended for 3D junkies.

(We have also reviewed this movie on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray.)

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"I'm going to make this thing bleed."

Jason Statham is Jason Statham pretending to be Jonas Taylor - a disgraced former Navy rescue sub commander. Years ago, a rescue at the deepest depths of the Pacific in the Marianas trench went horribly wrong with several casualties. Jonas says it was a prehistoric sea creature that attacked them and blew up the sub before everyone could be rescued including two of his team members. The Navy says he cracked up under pressure. Now eccentric nerd billionaire Jack Morris (Rainn Wilson), Dr, Zhang (Winston Chao) and his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing) are conducting experiments in the depths of the trench to prove that ancient prehistoric life is hidden under a thermal cloud. When a gigantic 75-foot Megalodon attacks the exploration team, Jonas is called back into action because his ex-wife is trapped thousands of feet below the surface. During the rescue attempt, Jonas and Suyin unwittingly allow the Meg to rise from the icy depths. The massive mindless eating machine becomes an unstoppable menace attacking and swallowing whole an entire cast of disposable characters. 

The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

The Meg is not smart - not even close. But I give it credit for being a whole lot more clever than the source novels by Steve Alten. This movie has been in development hell since the late 90s. The first novel was a huge hit and I devoured it quickly slamming through the pages while on vacation. As the sequel novels started churning out one after the other, the plots became daffy and ridiculous disposing of any genuine science and going full pulp science fiction. The first book would have been unwieldy to adapt on its own and take seriously, but the idea that this could be a series of films outside of the SyFy Channel seemed impossible. Thanks to the barrage of Megasharks, Giant Octopuses, annual Sharknados, and the box office bite shark flicks have been chomping the last couple of years, the time was right for The Meg to surface. And without staying completely true to the original novel, the movie sheds a lot of hokum baggage that was little better than soap opera dramatics.

This film only works because it knows exactly what it is - a fishy fleshy B-movie with a Megalodon-sized budget. You're not here to find Oscar-worthy performances. It's a full-on special effects buffet offering up plenty of impressive CGI creatures with some occasionally impressive practical effects work. I give Turteltaub and his team of writers full kudus for finding the pace of the film and never letting the energy dip for long. Character development is virtually non-existent. Any character conflicts are resolved within a matter of minutes. Seriously, Statham enjoys the most amicable and friendly relationship with his ex-wife in the history of legalized divorce. The Navy doctor that blackballed him and killed his career? It's resolved with a quick handshake. While for most movies this would be a problem, it works for The Meg because audiences paid good money to see Jason Statham fight a giant shark - and there is plenty of that to pass around. There's a love subplot and a cute kid, but that's just filler to give the effects crew time to work on the big set pieces. 

It may sound like I'm jaded or cynical about this movie, and maybe I am a little bit, but I have to admit that I enjoyed the hell out of it. This was one of the best 3D theater-going movies, after Infinity War, that I saw all summer. Skyscraper was similar brainless 3D fodder, but The Meg really knew how to work the whole show offering plenty of nods and nudges to past shark movies while staking a claim all its own. It's big dumb spectacle fun. It never tries to be high art and it doesn't have to be to work.

The trailers are every indication of what to expect with this movie. If you're not enticed by what you saw in two and three-minute snippets, you're probably not going to love this one nearly half as much as you would have hoped. At first, I was only mildly entertained but after a couple more viewings I've had a lot more fun with it. The only real surprise for me was how Statham takes out the titular creature. It may be completely impossible and ridiculous, but trust me it works 100-times better than what was in the book. Since this flick bit out about half a billion bucks at the global box office, a sequel is apparently already in the works. If they add a little more blood and guts to the mix with a lot more wholesale carnage, they will already have a solid sequel. As it is, The Meg is easy disposable fun. 

Vital Disc Stats: The 3D Blu-ray

The Meg rises from the deep on 3D Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Bros in a single disc BD-3D + Digital HD set. Yes, you read that right. The copy I ordered from Amazon was a single disc set, not a traditional 2-disc release with the standard Blu-ray. The disc is housed in a sturdy Blu-ray case and did not have a slipcover. The disc loads directly to a static image main menu with WB's standard navigation options. 

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The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

The Meg enjoys the deep of 3D in this 1080p MVC 2.40:1 3D transfer. As a post-conversion effort, it's pretty darn good - there are many sequences throughout where 3D lends itself perfectly. The best use of 3D can be found in any of the tightly confined scenes like the opening rescue or any time someone is in a little submersible. The staging of these shots allows for a distinct foreground object to sit front and center while sides showcase depth back along the Z-axis. The more objects in a space - the better the effect renders. Even in the dark depths of the trench the explorations shots of the sub roaming around and the fish and tiny microorganisms floating around gives the image a great sense of three-dimensional depth. When big action set pieces like when the shark cage is being swallowed by the Meg, that's a great effect as well - similar to when the shark is chasing Statham as he's being towed as bait works really well as the shark emerges from the murky water. 

Where the 3D suffers a bit is in the boring talky sequences where there just isn't a lot going on. Doing a quick glasses test you can see that there really isn't very much applied-depth or little if any difference to the standard 2D 1080p presentation. Details are just as strong and present as the standard 2D presentation with the same robust color pallet. Black levels are spot on with some deep inky blacks. All in all, I'm very happy with this 3D presentation. If you're still on the 3D bandwagon, you'll want to add this one to your collection. 

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The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

The Meg 3D, sadly, doesn't sport the same Dolby Atmos audio mix as the standard 2D Blu-ray or 4K UHD disc, but, the DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix is no slouch where it counts! It's obviously not as active as the Atmos mix, but there is plenty of surround activity to make a go of it. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout without any issue. The sound effects are aggressive and pronounced offering plenty of imaging - especially when the action takes place underwater. The score by Harry Gregson-Williams keeps the energy going and punches up the LFE nicely. All around, there's nothing wrong with this 5.1 mix, but when comparing it to the Dolby Atmos iteration, you'll miss the greater immersion provided by the Atmos track's overhead, atmospheric elements.

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The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

Unlike the 4K and standard Blu-ray releases, The Meg 3D includes no bonus features.

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The Meg 4K 3D Blu-ray

The Meg is a SyFy channel shark movie with a gargantuan budget and plenty of Jason Statham badass snark to spark an aquatic giant shark franchise. Whether or not the rumored sequels arise, this first outing was a good way to burn a couple of disposable hours. Warner Bros. serves The Meg onto 3D Blu-ray with a 3D presentation that gives this shark flick a lot of visual punch. Unfortunately, my copy didn't include a standard 2D Blu-ray so it didn't contain any bonus features and it sports only a DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix - which is still good but not nearly as impressive as the Atmos mix available in 2D and 4K. 3D Fans should have a great time with the visuals, but for what you get in this package, The Meg 3D is Recommended for 3D junkies, preferably if you can find it on sale.

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A cop begins tracking down a psychotic serial killer targeting sexy cocktail waitresses. NEW REMASTER OF THE FILM FROM AN IP.

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Arctic researchers discover a huge, frozen spaceling inside a crash-landed UFO, then fight for their lives after the murderous being (a pre-Gunsmoke James Arness) emerges from icy captivity. Will other creatures soon follow? The famed final words of this film are both warning and answer: “Keep watching the skies!” A snappy ensemble. An eerie theremin-infused Dimitri Tiomkin score. Rising suspense. Crisp Christian Nyby direction. All merge in an edgy classic produced by Howard Hawks (Bringing Up Baby, Rio Bravo) and filled with Hawksian trademarks of rapid-fire dialogue and of people united by do-or-die stress. Keep watching the skies and the screen. Don’t miss a moment of “one of the best sci-fi thrillers of the ‘50s” (John Stanley, Creature Features).

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Before John Carpenter tackled John W. Campbell Jr.'s terrifying science fiction short story, Howard Hawks unleashed his vision of the horrifying alien creature from outer space with 1951's The Thing From Another World. It may be a somewhat looser adaptation of the source material, but it's steeped in early Soviet paranoia giving the film a suspenseful mood and atmosphere all its own. It's held up brilliantly over the years and is a true sci-fi classic. Warner Archive brings The Thing From Another World to Blu-ray in fine order with an aged but still impressive remastered transfer and an effective audio mix. Sadly, no genuine bonus features were supplied for this otherwise excellent release. Time to retire that old DVD. Recommended. 

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"Spread out everybody, we're going to try and figure out the shape of this thing."

Something strange is happening in the Arctic. Army pilot Captain Pat Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) and his crew are ordered to a remote Arctic research station after esteemed Dr. Arthur Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) issues reports of strange scientific phenomena. They discover that a flying saucer has crashed - and its occupant is encased in ice. Bringing The Thing (James Arness) back to the research station, the alien is accidentally thawed and unleashed upon the compound. With a storm hitting and no way to call for help, Captain Hendry and the rest of the stranded team will have to survive the onslaught of an alien being that needs human blood in order to reproduce and take over the world!

The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World is a true classic in my book. It's suspenseful, it's action-packed, it's steeped in a creepy mood and atmosphere of dread populated by a cast of characters you actually care about. Just like the 1982 John Carpenter version, The Thing. Both films are sourced from the same short story, "Who Goes There?", by science fiction author and editor John W. Campbell Jr., but they each take radically different approaches to the titular monster. While Carpenter's film is a closer adaptation with the Thing being a shapeshifter, the Howard Hawks monster is a creature capable of limitless reproduction - so long as it has a constant supply of human blood. Both films are of their respective eras and both are excellent pieces of horror/sci-fi in their own unique ways. 

For The Thing From Another World Howard Hawks amps up the Red Scare elements by making the creature a specimen that once given a chance to thrive or left unchecked could destroy us all. The metaphor is completed with an overzealous scientist eager to give the monster a chance to explain itself - at the risk of killing everyone in the station. It's the kind of political hyperbole that can either be a detriment to a film or be one of its strengths. Here it's a strength. One could easily write off Robert Cornthwaite's Dr. Carrington as a blind "sympathizer," but Kenneth Tobey's Captain Hendry doesn't come off much better as he's steadfastly unwilling to listen to any alternate theories or arguments. 

Both men are given plenty of time to state their case and their dialogue drives the increasing sense of suspense and foreboding - Hendry is only right because this is a scary movie. You can't spend 90% of the movie scared out of your mind and have the creature turn out to be a lovable critter like E.T.! When the power goes out at an Arctic research station - you know the beast isn't there to make friends!

While Christian Nyby is the credited director, it's widely known that Howard Hawks had a heavy hand in the production often directing many scenes himself. When you look at a film like Rio Bravo as a comparison, these moments are easy to spot. Hawks always had a knack for fast-paced, almost lyrical banter. Much of the dialogue rattles off breathlessly and the cast does a great job not only managing the pace but owning the lines in tune to their characters. Hawks also had a knack for some particularly sexually suggestive lingo if you read between the lines. Kenneth Toney's charged dialogue with Margaret Sheridan's Nikki Nicholson is some pretty spicy stuff for a film of this era! I also love all of the visual tricks that added to the suspense. The use of a flashing Geiger counter to let you know the Thing is getting closer is amazingly effective - especially when the lights go out.

I have an unending love for both Hawks' The Thing From Another World and Carpenter's The Thing. I honestly don't remember which one I saw first - they were both on T.V. a lot when I was a kid - and I've spent the last 30 years or so loving them equally. I honestly don't prefer one over the other. If I put one on, chances are pretty good I'll watch the other soon after. When winter comes around, I turn off the heat, kill the lights, grab some blankets and let this sci-fi creature feature roll. It never fails to entertain. 

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

The Thing From Another World invades Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection in a single disc set. Pressed onto a BD-25 disc, the movie is housed in a standard sturdy Blu-ray case. The disc loads directly to a static image main menu with traditional navigation options. 

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The Thing From Another World

I've long hoped for The Thing From Another World to travel its way to Blu-ray and this 1.37:1 1080p transfer makes the journey in fine form. Sourced from a new 1080p HD master done this year, the image does have some small quibbles, but overall it's a dramatic improvement over the old DVD. Details are uniformly very good - especially in close-ups and medium shots. Since they cut all of his close-ups, the improved clarity lets you see a couple good shots of the full makeup James Arness endured as the Thing. Facial features, clothing, and the film's production design enjoy a nice uptick in detail but don't completely leap off the screen. Fine film grain is apparent but never overly noisy looking. Black levels and contrast are on point giving the film stable blacks, grays, and whites with a nice sense of depth. 

The only real issue of note surrounds footage accompanying optical transfers. During these stretches of adjacent footage, the image becomes a bit softer and a little crunchier. It's most prominent through the credits and for about a minute into the main film. Then things clear up and look terrific. This is common for films of the era and is a baked in side effect of the optical work. All in all, the source elements are in great shape without any visible scratches or speckling issues. Obviously a fresh new 4K scan and restoration would have been ideal - however - this transfer is very good and makes it easy to retire the old DVD. 

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The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World lands with a cracking good English DTS-HD MA 2.0 mono mix. This is a huge improvement in the dialogue department which I always thought sounded a bit soupy on the old DVD - especially during rapid-fire dialogue exchanges. It felt like I was hearing some of the sexually-charged banter for the first time! I can't count how many times I've seen this movie but I finally heard some really great jokes. Sound effects are well managed and provide a nice sense of atmosphere even through the narrow soundscape. Things get really creepy and unsettling when everyone is trying to be quiet and hide from the creature in the wood-floored corridors and their shoes scrape and scuff along the boards. To top things off, the theremin-heavy score by Dimitri Tiomkin sounds great and really kicks the mix where it counts. 

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The Thing From Another World

Unfortunately, Warner Archive didn't pull together any notable bonus features beyond a couple of trailers. While I'm happy to have the film on Blu-ray in good shape, I really wish The Thing From Another World had been given the full Collector's Edition treatment. 

  • Original Theatrical Trailer (SD 1:50)

  • Re-release Trailer (with Spanish Subtitles SD 1:35) 

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The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World is a true science fiction classic. Made by legendary filmmaker Howard Hawks, it's stuffed with snappy dialogue, colorful characters, and when the action kicks in, it doesn't let up. It's a masterclass in suspense filmmaking using dialogue, sound effects, and lighting to terrify an audience rather than put the weight entirely on a special effect as you never really get a good look at the monster. I feel to truly love John Carpenter's equally effective version, you must have an appreciation for this original fright flick.

At long last, The Thing From Another World is out on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive. With a solid remastered image transfer and a moody and effective audio mix, this is the best this Thing has looked or sounded on home video. I just wish the bonus features were more robust as it deserves more than a couple of trailers. But, if it's this disc or nothing, I'll gladly replace my old DVD. Recommended. 

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40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!


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40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!


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40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!


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Lucio Fulci's undead masterpiece Zombie rises from the Blu-ray grave for a second time courtesy of Blue Underground. This pseudo-prequel/sequel to Romero's seminal Dawn of the Dead is just as ooey gooey gory as it ever was with plenty of flesh-ripping, eye-gouging viscera to please zombie fans. This pancake-makeup zombie flick is a hell of a lot of fun if you love your horror excessively gory and very Italian. Blue Underground delivers one hell of a Round 2 Blu-ray release for Zombie with a transfer sourced from a fresh new 4K restoration that adds even more fleshy details to the show with dramatically improved black levels and depth. The cooler color temp may be a bit of a sticking point for some, but overall this is the best the film has ever looked. Add in a new DTS-HD MA mono mix alongside the aggressive 7.1 track with a complete array of new and archival bonus features and the film's original score, this 3-disc 40th Anniversary release of Zombie is Highly Recommended! 

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Click Here for a great review of the previous 2-Disc Ultimate Edition release of Zombie from Blue Underground!

"What is all this about the dead coming back to life again and... having to be killed a second time? I mean, what the hell's going on here?"

I know people who love Fulci's Zombie, and I know people who drag out get down - hate it. They don't like that it works as a sort of pseudo-prequel/sequel of Dawn of the Dead (depending on your country of origin). They hate the overly Italian feel with badly looped dialogue and outlandish sound effects. That eye-gouge sequence makes their stomach flip. The zombies are spawned from voodoo and look like they're covered in pancake batter. Take all those reasons to hate the movie and you have a list of many reasons for why I love this movie. That isn't to say that I put Zombie in the same league as Dawn of the Dead or Night of the Living Dead, I just enjoy it for what it brings to the show. 

Zombie 40th Anniversary

Zombie 2011 Ultimate Edition

I've got a big soft spot for zombie movies and Zombie is just damn good entertainment value for my dollar. While Fulci never wanted it to tie to Dawn of the Dead and that marketing decision was made without his consent, the film lives on that way and in my opinion is better as a Bizarre-o World sequel or prequel. It adds a little extra layer of goofy fun that I find charming. You've got voodoo zombies, an underwater zombie battle with a half-naked scuba diver and a shark, the infamous eye-gouge sequence, the iconic worm-eye zombie, and then the final shot of an army of lumbering bloody zombies marching across the Brooklyn Bridge (with traffic still going underneath). In my book, it's a complete package. 

Zombie 40th Anniversary

Zombie 2011 Ultimate Edition

More than the iconic zombie bits, I actually appreciate the plot - this zombie movie actually has one beyond the tried and true survivors hiding in a building trope! Tisa Farrow's Anne Bowles being aided by Ian McCulloch's reporter Peter West to help her find her missing father is a great setup for a zombie movie. The explanation of voodoo as the cause of zombies may be a bit daffy but I kinda dig the sort of Island of Dr. Moreau storyline of a mad doctor experimenting on the local people of an obscure Caribbean island and the plague of undead gets out of hand. Because of the opening Zombie attack on the boat in New York, the movie provides an explanation for the opening events of Dawn of the Dead. It's a fun alternate living dead universe that connects to Romero's movie without completely discounting NOLD or Day of the Dead.

Zombie 40th Anniversary

Zombie 2011 Ultimate Edition

Some folks feel this one is too silly for its own good, and while there are some good laughs to be had intentional or otherwise, Fulci's Zombie is still a good creepy time. The film moves at a brisk pace building dread as it goes along until our cast of characters are boxed in and forced to fight for their lives in an explosion of fire, bullets, and grotesque gore and viscera. It's pure guilty pleasure zombie gore fun that I throw on at least a couple times a year. Sometimes you just want to watch some Italian zombies! 

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

Zombie 40th Anniversary 3-Disc Limited Edition devours Blu-ray for the second time thanks to the HD voodoo of Blue Underground. Housed in a clear three-disc case, with reversible artwork and offered with three different lenticular slipcovers, the film is pressed on a Region-Free BD50 disc. Disc One is the feature film. Disc Two is the archival bonus features. Disc Three is the soundtrack CD. The disc loads directly to an animated main menu with traditional navigation options. Also included is a booklet containing stills from the film as well as an excellent essay by author Stephen Thrower. 

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Zombie 40th Anniversary

Zombie 2011 Ultimate Edition

Blue Underground digs up a brand new 2.40:1 transfer culled from a fresh 4K restoration for the 40th Anniversary of Zombie. While the results generally offer notable improvements over BU's previous disc from 2011 - no doubt this transfer will spark a measure of fan debate. Before we get to that, let us start with the indisputable positives. The image maintains a wonderfully natural film-like quality to it with stable and present film grain throughout without becoming thick or too intrusive. Detail levels also are a huge step up over the previous 2011 disc allowing fans to soak in all the pancake batter zombie makeup and the incredible gore effects.

That wood splinter never looked so foreboding! Even small facial hairs and beads of sweat stand out now where the previous release could look smeary and undefined. Black levels are also much stronger and inkier allowing for some wonderful depth to the image without crossing into crush territory. This is most notable towards the end of the film when the zombies mass and attack Dr. Menard's hospital. These dark scenes are creepy and ominous while allowing for natural whites to come through and improved details. You'll also notice that the image has been slightly reframed with a little more image information on the top and bottom. Nothing too dramatic, but the difference is there. 

Zombie 40th Anniversary

Zombie 2011 Ultimate Edition

Now where some folks will take umbrage with this new transfer over the previous release that was supervised by Cinematographer Sergio Salvati is the color timing. The previous release pushed yellows hard and the image had an overall lighter, golden-brown color to it. Immediately, you'll see that this new 4K restoration has pulled back the yellows and pushed for stronger blues. Thankfully this image does not suffer from a teal orange punch but instead favors a cooler quality. While yellows may not be as prominent as before, the cooler approach gives whites a much more natural, crisper quality. Flesh tones are also more natural and healthy looking. Reds and blues still offer plenty of primary pop.

It more or less comes down to preference at this point. On one hand, the original 2011 release was approved by Salvati, on the other, it came packaged with unfortunate negative issues that this new restoration mitigates and makes vast improvements in clarity and detail. I've owned this movie now on LaserDisc, a couple DVDs, and Blu-ray releases and they each have a different look and feel to them so it's a bit of a toss-up which one is "correct" and true to Fulci's intentions. I for one am very happy with this new 4K restoration as the positives outweigh any negatives - even if I'd gotten used to those pushed yellow/brown tones.

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It would seem that Zombie resurrected the same English DTS-HD MA 7.1 audio mix from the 2011 Ultimate Edition release. After doing a bunch of disc swapping between releases during a variety of scenes, I honestly couldn't discern any difference. I was always okay with this mix even if it sounded a bit overworked and the element placement and spacing felt a tad forced with some hollow tinny effects. 

However, Blue Underground delivers a new DTS-HD MA 1.0 mono track that is much more in keeping with the film's original presentation. Dialogue, sound effects, the iconic Frizzi score all have a more natural presence to them that sounds more organic to a 70s Italian horror picture. While the mix loses a bit of the imaging qualities of the 7.1 track, key elements like dialogue and the sound effects are front and center and sounds like gunshots get that wonderful howitzer cannon quality. For this sort of film, I'm glad BU decided to offer a traditional mono mix - it's how I'll be watching the film going forward. 

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Zombie 40th Anniversary

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Blue Underground has always done a gangbuster job with their bonus features and this 40th Anniversary 3-Disc Limited Edition is no exception. All of the previous bonus features are included here along with a new Audio Commentary by author Troy Howarth that's a great listen and companion track to the previous Audio Commentary. There's also a new interview with author Stephen Thrower that gives some valuable insight into the show. On top of that, BU included a CD with the film's score as well as a booklet containing stills and a terrific essay by Thrower. Combined, there are a few hours of quality bonus features for fans to pick through.

Click Here for a breakdown of the previous bonus features. 

New Bonus Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary featuring author Troy Howarth

  • NEW When The Earth Spits Out The Dead (HD 33:05) Interview with author Stephen Thrower

Archival Bonus Features:

  • Guillermo del Toro Introduction

  • Audio Commentary featuring star Ian McCulloch and Jason J Slater.

  • Zombie Wasteland (HD 22:19)

  • Flesh Eaters on Film (HD 9:38)

  • Deadtime Stories (HD 14:30)

  • World of the Dead (HD 16:29)

  • Zombi Italiano (HD 16:34)

  • Notes on a Headstone (HD 7:25)

  • All in the Family (HD 6:08)

  • Zombi Lover (HD 9:36)

  • Theatrical Trailers

  • TV Spots

  • Poster and Still Gallery

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Zombie

For its 40th Anniversary, Lucio Fulci's Zombie is given a fitting 3-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray release from Blue Underground. The film is a gory delight complete with plenty of blood, guts, eyeballs, and missing limbs to go around. Whether or not you loop it into a series with Dawn of the Dead, the flick is a riot from start to finish as a true gory audience pleaser. Blue Underground brings the film to Blu-ray once again with a brand new transfer sourced from a fresh 4K restoration. The image has more detail than ever before with an improved sense of depth and stronger black levels. Some out there may take issue with the cooler color temperature, but the positives outweigh any negatives. Toss in a new more traditional DTS-HD MA 1.0 mono mix as well as the massive collection of new and archival bonus features with the film's soundtrack, this new Limited Edition release of Zombie is an easy one to call Highly Recommended

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Michael has a routine. Every day at noon, he heads to his favorite local park where he sits and enjoys the sun on the same bench. However, this time is slightly different, he is greeted by a mysterious woman who soon seems to know everything about him. However, he doesn't recall ever meeting her.

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY RELEASE contains a new transfer of the film made from a 4K digital intermediate, a new audio mix and new added features!

NEW FEATURES
• Brand new transfer of the film created with a 4K digital intermediate file
• Music Only Audio Track
• The Untouched Version
• The Impossible Line BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE
• Trailers for "I Promise" and "Seclusion"

ORIGINAL RELEASE SPECIAL FEATURES
• Audio commentary with Shawn Martin and John Houston
• Sound Effects Only Track
• Alternate Cut of the Film
• Meet Peter: The Opening Scene that Almost Was
• Uncensored Blooper Reel
• Behind-the-Scenes Making-of Footage
• Raw Footage
• Visual Effects: Before and After
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• Trailers for "The Bench" "Chest Pain" and "Retaliate"

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All the Colors of Giallo features a black-gloved barrage of trailers, featurettes, music and more! There is even a disc devoted to Krimi films, the German cousin to the Giallo. PLUS! Exclusively as part of our Black Friday sale you can pick up a limited edition dual slip case so you can house ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK and ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO together.

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BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVE
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They're Coming To Get You - Alternate US Cut
[1] => Color My Nightmare - Interview with Director Sergio Martino
[2] => Last of the Mohicans - Interview with Screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
[3] => Giallo is the Color - Interviews with Actor George Hilton & Italian Horror Expert Antonio Tentori
[4] => Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, Author of All The Colors of Sergio Martino
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A desperate and psychotic criminal targets Jane, a young woman who stands to inherit a fortune. Slashed and scarred. Jane tries to believe it's only a nightmare but everywhere she turns - in the subway, on the street the man with the knife is there. A mysterious woman offers to cure her by means of black magic, but the satanic rituals only aggravate her condition, catapulting her into a kaleidoscope of psychedelic horror!   

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High school can be murder. Just ask Paula. Her over-protective father disappears during a weekend hunting trip. She's being romantically pursued by a creepy classmate, who recently graduated from a mental institution. Her jealous jock boyfriend is looking for any reason to release his juvenile rage. The lecherous school principal is after her tight student body; her friends and teachers are rapidly falling victim to a silent, shadowy mass-murderer. As the body count rises, Paula begins to suspect that any one of her reckless suitors could be the twisted killer. But unless she learns his identity soon, her high school education will quickly come to a very nasty end.

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The Bandit - Producer David Goldstein remembers Bob Cresse
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Let George Sanders guide you through "a world Beyond Yur Dreaming" in Ecco which means "Look, Witness, Observe and Behold" such sights as... The final performance of the Grand Guignol Theatre in Paris...A modern-day Black Mass performed outside London...A Human Pincushion who rams a rapier through his waist and a needle into his throat...And a young lady who castrates reindeer the old-fashioned way - with her teeth! Plus French Lesbians; the incredible Japanese ritual of Saidachi; a muscleman show for bored housewives; and a Parisian contest for "the Most Beautiful Butt." All served with a lush score Official Mondo Composer Riz Ortolani!

Plus: A "Mermaid" Stripper! A Nazi Stripper! "Authentic Virgin Strippers"! A School for Strippers A Swiss Lesbian Club! A Portable Topless Bar! "One of the most fantastic Murder-for-Love cases in French history"! And a violent Nudie-Movie that's actually a Karate-School Commercial! They're just some of the Forbidden scenes on display in this deranged mondo skinflick from the men who made Mondo Freudo and Mondo Bizarro.

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Armed with hidden cameras, infra-red film and plenty of naked women, the guys who made House on Bare Mountain go sociologically insane with Mondo Bizarro and Mondo Freudo, two hilariously sex-crazed shockumentaries from the Swinging Sixties that run the gamut from the real to the unreal to the downright surreal! Witness the orgiastic excesses of a Voodoo ritual "held every Thursday night" in the Bahamas, and Puerto Rican black mass performed "just 17 blocks off Times Square!" Gawk as beautiful Asian strippers are whipped and clawed for the amusement of a blasé audience at a Japanese nightclub "dedicated to sadism!" Cringe as a creepy guy named Jack Schwartz proves he can't bleed by lying on a bed of rusty carpentry nails, then gleefully jamming one through his mouth! Marvel at the wild underworld of underwear with a peek at Frederick's of Hollywood naughty mail-order lingerie and big-breasted gals trying on brassieres in a Chicago department store! Plus: Lesbian prostitutes in London, male hustlers in L.A., topless bars in Tijuana, and even an "Arab slave auction" held right in front of Robot Monster's Bronson Canyon cave! They're all here and more in Mondo Bizarro and Mondo Freudo, the mutant mondo double feature that asks the question: "How do you know what is beyond the Beyond? For that matter, do you even know what is behind the Beyond?"

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A Touch of Scandal - Interview with Director Ivan Nagy
[1] => Under His Skin - Interview with Star Ted Raimi
[2] => Bargain Bin VHS For A Buck -- Interview with Screenwriter Paul Hart-Wilden
[3] => Cutting Skinner - Interview with Editor Jeremy Kasten
[4] => Flaying Sequence Out-takes & Extended Takes
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Whoever you are, whatever you know, nothing will prepare you for the horror of Heidi's (Traci Lords) nightmare. Stalking the backstreets & rivers of the city where he preys, psychopath Dennis Skinner (Ted Raimi), wields a sickening assortment of blades & cleavers for his grotesque mission of murder. Heidi vows to stop him before he strikes again as he stalks unsuspecting hookers & his landlady (Ricky Lake).

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Michael has a routine. Every day at noon, he heads to his favorite local park where he sits and enjoys the sun on the same bench. However, this time is slightly different, he is greeted by a mysterious woman who soon seems to know everything about him. However, he doesn't recall ever meeting her.

SPECIAL EDITION BLU-RAY RELEASE contains a new transfer of the film made from a 4K digital intermediate, a new audio mix and new added features!

NEW FEATURES
• Brand new transfer of the film created with a 4K digital intermediate file
• Music Only Audio Track
• The Untouched Version
• The Impossible Line BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE
• Trailers for "I Promise" and "Seclusion"

ORIGINAL RELEASE SPECIAL FEATURES
• Audio commentary with Shawn Martin and John Houston
• Sound Effects Only Track
• Alternate Cut of the Film
• Meet Peter: The Opening Scene that Almost Was
• Uncensored Blooper Reel
• Behind-the-Scenes Making-of Footage
• Raw Footage
• Visual Effects: Before and After
• "Walrus" - a plotless superhuman short skit shot on the set of theBench
• Trailers for "The Bench" "Chest Pain" and "Retaliate"

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A live musical event inspired by the perennial holiday movie favorite and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical production, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, who dreams of finding a genuine Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun under the tree on Christmas morning. The over-two-hour TV movie stars Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer and talented newcomer Andy Walken as Ralphie. This winter-wonderful extravaganza features stunning choreography on massive sets and family-friendly songs with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, lyricists of La La Land’s Academy Award-winning* song, “City of Stars.” Get ready to sing and dance along to your new favorite holiday tradition!

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The iconic Charlton Heston stars in and makes his directorial début with Antony and Cleopatra (1972), playing Shakespeare’s titular hero, a man torn between grand plans for Rome and his passion for the Egyptian queen (Hildegard Neil). The supporting cast features a panoply of great character actors – Eric Porter, Fernando Rey, Freddie Jones, and Julian Glover among them – and the score from the singular John Scott is available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.  PLEASE NOTE: This title is Region A.

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Cold-blooded crime comes to Gotham City: Ultra-cool style and excitement reign in the theatrical feature Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, where we meet a hunted criminal named...Batman. Accused of murders carried out by a sinister masked figure, Batman is determined to clear his name. And that sets in motion a menacing, multilayered tale filled with surprising revelations about our caped hero’s past. Expect the unexpected in “a mystery that is genuinely absorbing, suspenseful and moving” (Cincinnati Enquirer ). Archvillain Mr. Freeze kidnaps Batgirl, and the Dark Knight and Robin scramble to rescue her before she’s forever iced in the animated chiller-thriller movie Batman & Mr Freeze: SubZero.

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Wyld Stallyns Ride Again!

In Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the titular time travelers aren’t making history: they are history! When an evil doer from the future sends eviler robot twins of Bill & Ted to assassinate and replace good, non-robot Bill & Ted, the guys wind up face to face with the Grim Reaper (William Sadler)! Can the now-dead duo escape, defeat their evil doppelgangers, and win their Battle of the Bands contest?

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Collin (Diggs), a parolee facing his final three days of probation, needs to stay clear of trouble. Miles, (Casal), Collin’s hot-tempered best friend, can’t stay out of it. When Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested, sending Collin and Miles on a collision course with each other in this bold and thought-provoking film that bursts with energy, style, and humor.

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Blood Blockade Battlefront and Beyond contains anime episodes 1-12 of the Second Season. Having saved the city from the King of Despair, Leonardo Watch is now a full-fledged member of the crime-fighting organization known as Libra. But things won’t be easy. No matter what new monster plagues this metropolis of mayhem, every talented misfit at Libra will go to the sky and beyond to maintain peace. Special Features: Episode 10 Video Commentary, Promo Videos, TV Spots, Commercial Collection, Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers

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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

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One could make the case that Candyman is the most underrated horror film of the 90’s. In a time where slasher films forced us into Freddy and Jason’s viewpoints, Candyman stands out as a true gem that subverts that very expectation with its constant protagonist viewpoint, never getting too cuddly with the villain of Candyman. Pair that with a shocking number of special features and a decent video and audio transfer, and I am left with no doubt that the Candyman Collector's Edition Blu-ray hangs the competition on his rusty hook and gives us a release that is Highly Recommended.

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You know what I miss? A good old-fashioned slasher villain. Whatever happened to Freddy and Jason? As a kid, I enjoyed the hell out of the slasher flicks that came out every October, but now they are very few and far between. We became too cuddly with our horror killers and neglected the victims. Instead of sympathizing with the victims, we were given a group of despicable people who were just meat for the grinder that would inevitably tear through them, which takes all suspense away from the film itself. But while Freddy was dying and Jason was going to hell, Candyman came out and largely got lumped into the same pile, when actually it deserved more credence than what it was given.

Based on the book written by Clive Barker, Virginia Madison stars as Helen Lyle. Helen and her friend Bernadette (Kasi Lemmones) are grad students who are determined to make their college thesis meaningful by basing it on a series of murders that happened in South Chicago. Murders shrouded with Urban Legends, such as that they were killed by the Candyman. According to legend, if you speak Candyman into a mirror five times, a mythical killer with a fishhook for a hand will gut you and leave you for dead. Of course, Helen and Bernadette don’t believe in such things, so they say the magical words and nothing happens. That is only because Candyman has something special in store for Helen that will change the rules of the myth forever.

Now Virginia Madison isn’t the greatest actress in Hollywood, but she does have enough cachet to elevate the material here, giving this film a strong core to lean on. I will admit she is pretty wooden, at first, as an overeager grad student. But once this plot gets rolling and she becomes the tortured soul this movie will make her out to be, she gives as nuanced a performance as any scream queen on the roster. It only takes once for Candyman to get into Helen’s mind, and from then on out, all the murders that take place involve her in some shape or form.  However, it is unclear whether Candyman is there, or if Helen is just going crazy and committing the acts of violence herself. Madison is excellent at convincing us of both theories while the script and direction by Bernard Rose never tip their hand as to what is fact and what is a hellish fever dream driven by a woman that just might be going mad.  Whichever reality it is, it puts us on Helen’s side, and that is a fete that very few horror films pull off. 

And who could blame Helen for going insane after seeing Candyman in the flesh? Tony Todd is genuinely frightening as the titular baddie. Forget the man's tall imposing stature, but his voice and how it’s enhanced is nightmarish, while at the same time oddly hypnotic. He is a creation that should go down in the pantheon of slashers like Freddy or Jason. In fact, I would say that the way in which this film is constructed makes it a more suspenseful and therefore engaging horror film than most slashers. Is Candyman real? Is he a manifestation of Helen’s broken psyche? It is pretty ambiguous throughout, and it is quite fascinating to see how far down that rabbit hole goes.

Besides a few minor issues I had with the odd relationship with Helen’s obviously scumbag husband and the performances in the first act, Candyman proves itself to be one of Clive Barker’s best adaptations. Helen’s descent into madness is played perfectly by Virginia Madison never revealing who or what Candyman truly is, if anything at all. At the same time, I didn’t care. Whatever the outcome, I was deeply sympathetic to her plight that almost seem predestined. Candyman stands out from the pack of early 90’s horror dreck, and could be in the same class as John Carpenter’s original Halloween at the top of the slasher genre. 

Vital Disc Stats: The Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Shout! Factory brings out all the stops with this Candyman Collector's Edition Blu-ray. It features a slipcover-to-hardcover casing that displays brand new cover art that is worth the pickup alone. Like a lot of Scream Factory releases, the hardcover artwork is reversible, providing the original cover art we have all come to know as well. Enclosed lies a BD-50 Blu-ray for the original cut of the film, and a separate BD-50 Blu-ray that features the unrated version. Both versions go straight to the main menu without any trailers that let you navigate from there. 

There is also a Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray available to purchase. The included-discs are exactly the same, but if you go that route, you get a numbered copy and early shipping as well as a couple posters and an extra slipcover.

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Candyman has had a long road to Blu-ray, with this being its first outing here in the states (we previously reviewed a UK import). Boasting a new 4K scan of the film and a 2K DI, this MPE-4 AVC encode looks pretty damn good depending on what version you watch. To make matters complicated here, it seems the theatrical cut of the film was supervised by the DP of the film. As for the Unrated Cut of the film, even though it was put through the same process, it was not supervised by the DP and there are some small differences that I will discuss.

I am happy to report that whichever version you watch, this is a huge step up from the DVD copy I have had kicking around since the early 2000’s. Detail and clarity are strong here with the theatrical version getting the slight edge up. Grain haters beware, this was shot on 35mm with a shoestring budget so grain is heavy in both versions while only being intrusive on the Unrated Version. Closeups reveal detail in pores and freckles on faces, especially on Helen after she goes mad. Textures on environments are strong, with the apartment complex where Candyman resides being a high point featuring detail on the graffiti on the walls and the urban decay. The highlight for the entire transfer is the depth here. Specifically, when looking through the bloody hole in the wall into Candyman’s lair, foregrounds pop right out of the background and provide the kind of depth you see in some newer releases. Black levels remain deep and inky throughout, with only a handful of scenes where it becomes an issue.

Whether you pick the theatrical or unrated cut, you get a solid transfer that gives a nice update from the dated DVD with the supervised theatrical cut being more refined than the uncut version.

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Candyman slices and dices his way onto Blu-ray with a DTS-HD 5.1 track that is a welcome upgrade from its Dolby Digital counterpart previously on the DVD. Bass response is immediately a noticeable improvement, with the classic score hitting hard through the LFE Channel. Speaker separation gets a noticeable boost as well, with swarms of bees buzzing left to right creating a more immersive mix. This is a pretty front heavy track for the most part, though the score hits the surrounds when needed. I was a bit disappointed that even Tony Todd’s eerie voice wasn’t carried over to the surrounds. I would have liked to hear more from the surrounds, but what we do get widens the field of sound and opens up the room a bit from what feels smaller in comparison; for instance, Maximum Overdrive. Vocals are crisp and clear and at a decent volume. This is a decent audio track that with a little more time could have been even better. But for what it is, it’s still a leap forward from the Dolby Digital DVD track.

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Theatrical Disc

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Bernard Rose and Actor Tony Todd - You just can't go wrong with Tony Todd on a commentary track.  He and Rose delve deep into the lore and the changes the character of Candyman took throughout the production. It is stated that when all is said and done, the least we know about Candyman, the better for the audience to project their own fears onto him, and I couldn’t agree more.
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman – A interesting commentary where two horror writers and movie enthusiasts get together and discus their takes on Candyman, and provide some insight into the film's subtext. 
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul and Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons – You won't find too many commentaries with the writers of the source material in them, but here he is, and it is all the better for it. Clive Barker bounces his original conception with the filmmakers, and all their differences make for a very unique commentary track.
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bernard Rose, Moderated by The Movie Crypt’s Adam Green and Joe Lynch – This commentary kind of feels like a retread of the second one, but featuring the actual director. However, they still have a whole lot of fun revisiting the film for what is definitely the lighter commentary track here.
  • Clive Barker: Raising Hell (SD, 10:46) – A intriguing doc that has Clive Barker discussing not just his inspiration for Candyman, but what inspired his entire career’s work. As someone who has never delved too deep into Barker’s work, I found this to be quite informative. 
  • Sweets to The Sweets: The Candyman Mythos (SD, 23:49) - The usual EPK doc extended a little longer with the actors and crew talking up the film.
  • The Heart of Candyman (HD, 7:07) – Tony Todd is absolutely gripping as he goes through what Candyman meant to him, and the differences between Candyman and other slashers. 
  • Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:05)
  • TV Spots (SD, 1:36)
  • Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Script

Unrated Disc

  • Be My Victim (HD, 9:47) – This is the first new featurette here and unfortunately, it feels like a little bit of a retread.  But hey, at least we get more Tony Todd. He again talks about what the character means to him, and discloses an odd piece of trivia where he talks about the original conception of the character being an Eddie Murphy type.
  • It Was Always You, Helen (HD, 13:11) – Virginia Maddison takes the driver's seat as she talks about the experience she had playing such a tortured character. She went deep for this one, including working with the bees in the film. I've actually never heard Maddison talk about one of her films, and here she comes across very candid and enjoyable.
  • The Writing on The Wall: The Production Design of Candyman (HD, 6:22) – A short but interesting enough featurette where Production Designer Jane Ann Stewert talks about creating a sense of place in the film and giving it its own style.
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX Of Candyman (HD, 8:02) – I always love learning how makeup artists do their thing, and here it is no different; they go deep into every blood spurting artery that was spilt.
  • A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” (HD, 18:39) – Douglas E. Winters is a fellow writer of Clive Barker’s and he goes over the differences between the short story and the screenplay. I usually don’t like when outside writers comment on other writers' films, but here he goes into such great detail, and is so unbiased, that it subverts my usual attitude and gave yours truly some enjoyment. 
  • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman (HD, 20:41) – Writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes have a deep and lengthy discussion on the film and what makes it unique. From the ambiguity and racial politics, no stone is left unturned and we are left engaged throughout.
  • Reflections in The Mirror with Kasi Lemmons (HD, 9:48) – Another great interview where the actress shares her personal experiences with the film and expresses how underrated it is in the horror genre. What I found rather selfless about her is she spends just as much time talking about Virginia Madison and how good she is in the film.
  • A Kid in Candyman With Dejuan Guy (HD, 13:36) – Yet another great sit down with the person who played the little kid in the projects that befriends Helen. He talks about auditioning as a child actor and the struggles that brings, and jokes how at the time he didn’t have a clue what the film was about.
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Candyman is one of the most underrated horror films of all time, and without a doubt of the 90’s. In a time where we were asked to root for the killer rather than sympathize with the victim, Candyman never takes us away from Helen and her plight. Whether she is insane or seeing things we don’t, it doesn’t matter. We are always on her side and Virginia Madison creates empathy for a character that could be seen as a serial killer depending on your perspective. As for this release, it is the absolute definitive version to own. Any fan of Candyman can’t ask for a better looking and sounding version, and the Supplemental Material here is more than worth the price alone. This is without a doubt a Highly Recommended release for any horror fan, and Shout! Factory should be proud of what they have done here. 

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This gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead! When Helen Lyle hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for her thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can't really exist ... until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, grisly slayings. But the police don't believe in monsters, and charge Helen with the crimes. And the only one who can set her free is Candyman.

This Deluxe Limited Edition contains:

    The collector's edition Blu-Ray with slipcover
    A limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson
    A second slipcover — made exclusively for ShoutFactory.com — featuring newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
    A limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
    Early shipping to arrive two weeks before the national street date

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One could make the case that Candyman is the most underrated horror film of the 90’s. In a time where slasher films forced us into Freddy and Jason’s viewpoints, Candyman stands out as a true gem that subverts that very expectation with its constant protagonist viewpoint, never getting too cuddly with the villain of Candyman. Pair that with a shocking number of special features and a decent video and audio transfer, and I am left with no doubt that the Candyman Deluxe Limited Edition hangs the competition on his rusty hook and gives us a release that is Highly Recommended.

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You know what I miss? A good old-fashioned slasher villain. Whatever happened to Freddy and Jason? As a kid, I enjoyed the hell out of the slasher flicks that came out every October, but now they are very few and far between. We became too cuddly with our horror killers and neglected the victims. Instead of sympathizing with the victims, we were given a group of despicable people who were just meat for the grinder that would inevitably tear through them, which takes all suspense away from the film itself. But while Freddy was dying and Jason was going to hell, Candyman came out and largely got lumped into the same pile, when actually it deserved more credence than what it was given.

Based on the book written by Clive Barker, Virginia Madison stars as Helen Lyle. Helen and her friend Bernadette (Kasi Lemmones) are grad students who are determined to make their college thesis meaningful by basing it on a series of murders that happened in South Chicago. Murders shrouded with Urban Legends, such as that they were killed by the Candyman. According to legend, if you speak Candyman into a mirror five times, a mythical killer with a fishhook for a hand will gut you and leave you for dead. Of course, Helen and Bernadette don’t believe in such things, so they say the magical words and nothing happens. That is only because Candyman has something special in store for Helen that will change the rules of the myth forever.

Now Virginia Madison isn’t the greatest actress in Hollywood, but she does have enough cachet to elevate the material here, giving this film a strong core to lean on. I will admit she is pretty wooden, at first, as an overeager grad student. But once this plot gets rolling and she becomes the tortured soul this movie will make her out to be, she gives as nuanced a performance as any scream queen on the roster. It only takes once for Candyman to get into Helen’s mind, and from then on out, all the murders that take place involve her in some shape or form.  However, it is unclear whether Candyman is there, or if Helen is just going crazy and committing the acts of violence herself. Madison is excellent at convincing us of both theories while the script and direction by Bernard Rose never tip their hand as to what is fact and what is a hellish fever dream driven by a woman that just might be going mad.  Whichever reality it is, it puts us on Helen’s side, and that is a fete that very few horror films pull off. 

And who could blame Helen for going insane after seeing Candyman in the flesh? Tony Todd is genuinely frightening as the titular baddie. Forget the man's tall imposing stature, but his voice and how it’s enhanced is nightmarish, while at the same time oddly hypnotic. He is a creation that should go down in the pantheon of slashers like Freddy or Jason. In fact, I would say that the way in which this film is constructed makes it a more suspenseful and therefore engaging horror film than most slashers. Is Candyman real? Is he a manifestation of Helen’s broken psyche? It is pretty ambiguous throughout, and it is quite fascinating to see how far down that rabbit hole goes.

Besides a few minor issues I had with the odd relationship with Helen’s obviously scumbag husband and the performances in the first act, Candyman proves itself to be one of Clive Barker’s best adaptations. Helen’s descent into madness is played perfectly by Virginia Madison never revealing who or what Candyman truly is, if anything at all. At the same time, I didn’t care. Whatever the outcome, I was deeply sympathetic to her plight that almost seem predestined. Candyman stands out from the pack of early 90’s horror dreck, and could be in the same class as John Carpenter’s original Halloween at the top of the slasher genre. 

Vital Disc Stats: The Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray

Shout! Factory brings out all the stops with Candyman’s first (USA) trip to Blu-ray with slipcover-to-hardcover casing that displays brand new cover art that is worth the pickup alone. Like a lot of Scream Factory releases, the hardcover artwork is reversible, providing the original cover art we have all come to know as well. If you were to preorder this as a bonus it also includes a separate slipcover with new cover art, and a full-size poster. Enclosed lies a BD-50 Blu-ray for the original cut of the film, and a separate BD-50 Blu-ray that features the unrated version. Both versions go straight to the main menu without any trailers that let you navigate from there. 

This Deluxe Limited Edition contains:

  • The Collector's Edition Blu-Ray with slipcover
  • A limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson
  • A second slipcover — made exclusively for ShoutFactory.com — featuring newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
  • A limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
  • Early shipping to arrive two weeks before the national street date

There is also a Collector's Edition -- which is exactly the same in terms of the discs -- available to purchase.

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Candyman has had a long road to Blu-ray, with this being its first outing here in the states (we previously reviewed a UK import). Boasting a new 4K scan of the film and a 2K DI, this MPE-4 AVC encode looks pretty damn good depending on what version you watch. To make matters complicated here, it seems the theatrical cut of the film was supervised by the DP of the film. As for the Unrated Cut of the film, even though it was put through the same process, it was not supervised by the DP and there are some small differences that I will discuss.

I am happy to report that whichever version you watch, this is a huge step up from the DVD copy I have had kicking around since the early 2000’s. Detail and clarity are strong here with the theatrical version getting the slight edge up. Grain haters beware, this was shot on 35mm with a shoestring budget so grain is heavy in both versions while only being intrusive on the Unrated Version. Closeups reveal detail in pores and freckles on faces, especially on Helen after she goes mad. Textures on environments are strong, with the apartment complex where Candyman resides being a high point featuring detail on the graffiti on the walls and the urban decay. The highlight for the entire transfer is the depth here. Specifically, when looking through the bloody hole in the wall into Candyman’s lair, foregrounds pop right out of the background and provide the kind of depth you see in some newer releases. Black levels remain deep and inky throughout, with only a handful of scenes where it becomes an issue.

Whether you pick the theatrical or unrated cut, you get a solid transfer that gives a nice update from the dated DVD with the supervised theatrical cut being more refined than the uncut version.

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Candyman slices and dices his way onto Blu-ray with a DTS-HD 5.1 track that is a welcome upgrade from its Dolby Digital counterpart previously on the DVD. Bass response is immediately a noticeable improvement, with the classic score hitting hard through the LFE Channel. Speaker separation gets a noticeable boost as well, with swarms of bees buzzing left to right creating a more immersive mix. This is a pretty front heavy track for the most part, though the score hits the surrounds when needed. I was a bit disappointed that even Tony Todd’s eerie voice wasn’t carried over to the surrounds. I would have liked to hear more from the surrounds, but what we do get widens the field of sound and opens up the room a bit from what feels smaller in comparison; for instance, Maximum Overdrive. Vocals are crisp and clear and at a decent volume. This is a decent audio track that with a little more time could have been even better. But for what it is, it’s still a leap forward from the Dolby Digital DVD track.

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Theatrical Disc

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Bernard Rose and Actor Tony Todd - You just can't go wrong with Tony Todd on a commentary track.  He and Rose delve deep into the lore and the changes the character of Candyman took throughout the production. It is stated that when all is said and done, the least we know about Candyman, the better for the audience to project their own fears onto him, and I couldn’t agree more.
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman – A interesting commentary where two horror writers and movie enthusiasts get together and discus their takes on Candyman, and provide some insight into the film's subtext. 
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul and Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons – You won't find too many commentaries with the writers of the source material in them, but here he is, and it is all the better for it. Clive Barker bounces his original conception with the filmmakers, and all their differences make for a very unique commentary track.
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bernard Rose, Moderated by The Movie Crypt’s Adam Green and Joe Lynch – This commentary kind of feels like a retread of the second one, but featuring the actual director. However, they still have a whole lot of fun revisiting the film for what is definitely the lighter commentary track here.
  • Clive Barker: Raising Hell (SD, 10:46) – A intriguing doc that has Clive Barker discussing not just his inspiration for Candyman, but what inspired his entire career’s work. As someone who has never delved too deep into Barker’s work, I found this to be quite informative. 
  • Sweets to The Sweets: The Candyman Mythos (SD, 23:49) - The usual EPK doc extended a little longer with the actors and crew talking up the film.
  • The Heart of Candyman (HD, 7:07) – Tony Todd is absolutely gripping as he goes through what Candyman meant to him, and the differences between Candyman and other slashers. 
  • Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:05)
  • TV Spots (SD, 1:36)
  • Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Script

Unrated Disc

  • Be My Victim (HD, 9:47) – This is the first new featurette here and unfortunately, it feels like a little bit of a retread.  But hey, at least we get more Tony Todd. He again talks about what the character means to him, and discloses an odd piece of trivia where he talks about the original conception of the character being an Eddie Murphy type.
  • It Was Always You, Helen (HD, 13:11) – Virginia Maddison takes the driver's seat as she talks about the experience she had playing such a tortured character. She went deep for this one, including working with the bees in the film. I've actually never heard Maddison talk about one of her films, and here she comes across very candid and enjoyable.
  • The Writing on The Wall: The Production Design of Candyman (HD, 6:22) – A short but interesting enough featurette where Production Designer Jane Ann Stewert talks about creating a sense of place in the film and giving it its own style.
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX Of Candyman (HD, 8:02) – I always love learning how makeup artists do their thing, and here it is no different; they go deep into every blood spurting artery that was spilt.
  • A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” (HD, 18:39) – Douglas E. Winters is a fellow writer of Clive Barker’s and he goes over the differences between the short story and the screenplay. I usually don’t like when outside writers comment on other writers' films, but here he goes into such great detail, and is so unbiased, that it subverts my usual attitude and gave yours truly some enjoyment. 
  • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman (HD, 20:41) – Writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes have a deep and lengthy discussion on the film and what makes it unique. From the ambiguity and racial politics, no stone is left unturned and we are left engaged throughout.
  • Reflections in The Mirror with Kasi Lemmons (HD, 9:48) – Another great interview where the actress shares her personal experiences with the film and expresses how underrated it is in the horror genre. What I found rather selfless about her is she spends just as much time talking about Virginia Madison and how good she is in the film.
  • A Kid in Candyman With Dejuan Guy (HD, 13:36) – Yet another great sit down with the person who played the little kid in the projects that befriends Helen. He talks about auditioning as a child actor and the struggles that brings, and jokes how at the time he didn’t have a clue what the film was about.

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Candyman is one of the most underrated horror films of all time, and without a doubt of the 90’s. In a time where we were asked to root for the killer rather than sympathize with the victim, Candyman never takes us away from Helen and her plight. Whether she is insane or seeing things we don’t, it doesn’t matter. We are always on her side and Virginia Madison creates empathy for a character that could be seen as a serial killer depending on your perspective. As for this release, it is the absolute definitive version to own. Any fan of Candyman can’t ask for a better looking and sounding version, and the Supplemental Material here is more than worth the price alone. This is without a doubt a Highly Recommended release for any horror fan, and Shout! Factory should be proud of what they have done here. 

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It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.

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Crazy Rich Asians is a crazy good romantic comedy that‘s funny, perceptive, emotional, appropriately over-the-top, and surprisingly substantive. It’s also beautifully filmed, briskly paced, and well acted by its top-notch Asian cast. Terrific video and audio transfers heighten the impact of this captivating film that comes highly recommended.

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What Black Panther did for superhero movies, Crazy Rich Asians does for romantic comedies. Proving once again that a diverse cast can effortlessly cross social, cultural, and (dare I say it?) prejudicial boundaries to become a runaway box-office blockbuster, director John M. Chu’s breath-of-fresh-air look at the lives, loves, conflicts, and bloated checkbooks of an insanely wealthy Chinese family has helped 2018 become arguably the most progressive year in Hollywood history. This breezy, nuanced, and visually arresting film is a flat-out blast from start to finish and injects newfound energy into what long has been an anemic genre.

When Nick Young (Henry Golding) asks his girlfriend Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an Asian-American university professor in New York City, to accompany him to his hometown of Singapore to attend the wedding of his best friend and meet his family, Rachel has no idea what’s in store for her. She also has no idea Nick‘s tight-knit clan is one of China's wealthiest...and he’s the heir apparent. Much like the Alice of Lewis Carroll’s famed fable, Rachel finds herself in a strange and fantastic Wonderland where everything isn’t exactly as it seems. She’s welcomed with open arms at first, but soon discovers a fair amount of anti-American prejudice pervades Nick’s social circle and family. His protective and possessive mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), worries the American Rachel isn’t a suitable match because her values and ideals are more shallow and selfish than theirs. She fears Rachel will alter Nick's perspective, take him away from his family obligations, and make him unable to fulfill his professional destiny.

Rachel is understandably intimidated, and as she struggles to fit in without caving in, she begins to question whether she wants - or can handle - an über-wealthy lifestyle and all the familial stress that goes with it. Meanwhile, Nick tries to become his own man and not bow to his mother’s wish that he give up Rachel and assume his duties as an upstanding Chinese son. Other subplots involving family and friends are woven into the narrative and help paint a textured portrait of a crazy rich - and sometimes just plain crazy - Asian society.

All the tried-and-true elements of romantic comedy are here - dewy young love, sexy actors, sassy sidekicks, exotic locales, a requisite amount of heartache, a fairy tale climax, and a heaping helping of glorious excess. Yet what sets Crazy Rich Asians apart from a plethora of forgettable rom-com cousins are its dimensional characters and a story that wears its substance on its sleeve. While Chu's film is steeped in good old-fashioned fun and zips along at a breakneck clip (there’s nary a dull moment in its two-hour running time), it never shies away from the real-life issues that threaten to sabotage the hero’s relationship with his strait-laced family and his happily-ever-after with his soul mate.

Crazy Rich Asians, first and foremost, is a smart, sophisticated, well-made movie that eclipses others in its class, and that - more than the exposure to and celebration of a foreign culture - is the basis of its appeal. Credit Chu and Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim’s excellent adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel with striking the right balance between style and substance, escapism, and reality. Of course the film extols Chinese culture (as well it should) and exposes us to its myriad charms (a depiction of a Singapore street feast looked so delectable I almost booked a flight on my iPhone during the film), but it's not afraid to spoof its goofier aspects, acknowledge and lampoon Asian stereotypes, or shine a beacon on the constrictive codes of duty, sacrifice, and honor that often corrode relationships and incite crises of character. It also incisively depicts social and economic prejudice and addresses the demanding nature of many Asian parents. Crazy Rich Asians may not be a complete warts-and-all portrait of the bonds and schisms of Chinese families, but the movie goes farther beneath the skin than 98% of other romcoms.

Though Asian films have always had an enthusiastic fan base that revels in the works of legendary director Akira Kurosawa and martial arts master Bruce Lee, Hollywood has been loath to embrace Asian culture on screen, preferring instead to relegate Asian actors to supporting roles and assimilate them into American plot lines. The breakout success of Crazy Rich Asians has hopefully shattered the last glass ceiling for Asian actors and the narratives that showcase them, as American filmgoers have shown they’re not as close-minded or judgmental as Tinseltown has long feared them to be. It's about time Hollywood honchos realize an intelligent story, dimensional and accessible characters, and technical craftsmanship are all any movie fan craves.

And Crazy Rich Asians checks all those boxes. The literate script produces the requisite amount of laughs, but it’s the humanity that oozes from almost every character - even the caricatures - that draws us in. The plot is also more plausible and relatable than most romantic comedies. Yes, it borrows some elements from other films and has a few holes, but overall, it’s tightly stitched. And boy, does Chu give his movie a slick, gorgeous look. Colors pop, the camera work is fluid and elegant, sets and costumes are out of this world, and an infectious creative energy infuses the entire enterprise. The result is a joyful depiction of an intoxicating culture that has skirted beneath the mainstream radar for far too long.

The cast is impeccable, too. Constance Wu perfectly embodies the wide-eyed Rachel, whose street savviness masks a surprising naïveté she must overcome - without compromising her principles - in order to keep her Prince Charming. And that Prince Charming is a role Henry Golding was born to play. As the dashing Nick, the heir to a mega-empire worth bajillions, Golding projects a disarmingly natural air and genuine sincerity that belie his character’s stature and make him instantly attractive to both women and men. Together, they are a truly golden couple who merit our investment and for whom we avidly and unashamedly root.

The breathtaking Gemma Chan shines as Nick's statuesque cousin Astrid, who seems to be made of ice, but is really as fragile as a porcelain doll, while the always outrageous Awkwafina (as Rachel's former college roommate) steals every scene in which she appears with her raucous brand of uninhibited, improvisational humor. Ken Jeong contributes his share of laughs, but isn’t on screen nearly enough, and Michelle Yeoh, who wowed us 18 years ago in the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, makes the strongest impression of all as Henry’s rigid mother who can’t quite release her precious son from the strangulating grasp of Chinese culture, tradition, and social mores. Yeoh douses the film’s bright aura with some necessary darkness, yet she somehow achieves a unique and captivating radiance.

Crazy Rich Asians is a bubbly cocktail with plenty of comic zing and even more heart. It’s also one of the most delightful and exhilarating movies of the year. Rarely do I look forward to sequels, but these characters are so rich (both literally and figuratively), I wouldn’t mind spending another few hours with them. And because America has embraced these awesome Asians with such fantastic fervor, it’s a pretty sure bet I’ll get my wish.

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

Crazy Rich Asians arrives on Blu-ray packaged in a standard case inside a sleeve. A standard-def DVD and leaflet containing a code to access the Movies Anywhere digital copy of the movie are tucked inside the front cover. Video codec is 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 and default audio is DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Once the disc is inserted into the player, previews for A Star Is Born and Ocean’s 8 precede the full-motion menu with music.

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Crazy Rich Asians is a bright, colorful, glamorous film, and its superior 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 transfer from Warner beautifully reflects those elements. Excellent clarity and contrast produce a crisp, vibrant image that draws us into the insane affluence that engulfs all the characters. Lush colors leap off the screen, bringing the opulent sets and cosmopolitan locations to brilliant life, while deep black levels provide the picture with welcome weight. Patterns are rock solid, background details are easy to discern, crush is largely absent, flesh tones are accurate and stable, and razor-sharp close-ups highlight fine facial features well. No dirt or noise mar the pristine source material, and the transfer’s silky smoothness makes this eye-candy presentation very yummy indeed.

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Romantic comedies don’t usually maximize the capabilities of multi-channel sound, but Crazy Rich Asians is a notable and glorious exception. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track often fires on all cylinders, providing a much-better-than-average surround experience. Any time there’s an opportunity for the rear speakers to become engaged they rise to the occasion. Most of the effects are subtle, but they’re noticeable nevertheless and produce an enveloping, immersive soundscape. Bass frequencies are also strong, the music selections exude both tonal brightness and depth, and all the dialogue is clear, well prioritized, and - for the most part - easy to comprehend. Distortion is absent and no other imperfections inhibit the power or dull the impact of this top-flight track.

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Just a few supplements are included on the disc.

  • Audio Commentary - Director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan sit down for a pleasant commentary that goes down easy, but isn’t quite as substantive as I might have liked. The pair shares a nice rapport, but the discussion focuses almost exclusively on the film and its production, and only briefly touches upon the narrative's larger cultural issues. Chu talks about his desire to emulate the style of old Hollywood movies and praises his actors and crew, while both men relate their personal connections to the story. They also note the differences between the novel and movie, relate some on-set anecdotes, and discuss the film’s visual style and upcoming sequels. Though far from essential, this commentary does take us behind the scenes of this ground-breaking production, and fans will certainly appreciate the insights.

  • Featurette: “Crazy Rich Fun” (HD, 7 minutes) - This breezy EPK touts the importance of the all-Asian cast and includes interviews with novelist Kevin Kwan, director Jon M. Chu, several of the actors, and a couple of crew members. Casting, locations, the impact of the book, and busting stereotypes are some of the topics covered in this briskly edited piece.

  • Deleted Scenes (HD, 12 minutes) - This collection of seven excised and extended scenes is actually better than most, providing several additional character beats and filling in a couple of plot holes.

  • Gag Reel (HD, 2 minutes) - More of a clowning-around reel than a true gag reel, this compendium of mugging and giggles provokes yawns instead of guffaws.

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Crazy Rich Asians is a crazy good movie - glitzy, colorful, romantic, funny, and surprisingly believable and substantive. Yes, it breaks ground with its all-Asian cast, but this stylish, seductive comedy tackles the intricacies of culture, family, and love with equal aplomb. Superior video and audio transfers distinguish Warner’s Blu-ray presentation, which also includes a few fluffy supplements. Without question, Crazy Rich Asians isn’t just the best romantic comedy of the year, it’s also the best romantic comedy in recent memory. It’s impossible not to fall in love with it.

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Fred Beckey is the legendary American "Dirtbag" mountaineer whose name is spoken in hushed tones around campfires. This rebel climber's pioneering ascents and lifestyle form an iconic legacy that continues to inspire generations.

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Art Mathews (Rick Lundgren) is a washed up drunk. He was a Las Vegas police officer. But after the murder of his wife, Helen, Art's attempt to find and bring the killer to justice ended with multiple incidents of police brutality for which Art was indefinitely suspended. Henry Falcon (Stephen Medvidick) is a driver and a serial killer with multiple personality disorder. The murder of Helen is officially unsolved, but clues from a dead call girl will lead back to Reggie (Lorenzo Lamas, star of Falcon Crest). Reggie manages an escort service, former manager of the dead call girl, and current manager of Henry's new obsession. Detective Hutchins (Jason James Richter, star of Free Willy) is Art's former partner and had been watching over him, but as Art gets closer, Hutchins loses control. Henry begins to break; his inner demons are unleashed; and the casualties begin to rise.

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Fanchon the Cricket, based on an adult fairy tale by George Sand, stars Mary Pickford as the title character, a strong-willed waif ostracized by acceptable society until she shows them the power of love and understanding. Directed by James Kirkwood and boasting exquisite cinematography by Edward Wynard, Fanchon the Cricket was filmed on location in Delaware Gap, Pennsylvania. A natural, sensual and uninhibited Pickford breaks through today s stereotype of her as the girl with the curls. It is also the only surviving film in which both siblings Jack Pickford and Lottie Pickford are featured alongside their sister.

Once believed to be a lost film, Fanchon the Cricket's restoration is the result of a unique international collaboration between the Mary Pickford Foundation, the Cinematheque Francaise and the British Film Institute. A new negative and 35MM prints were created from the restored digital version and are paired with a new, original score by Julian Ducatenzeiler and Andy Gladbach, comissioned by the Mary Pickford Foundation.

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From the producer of Your Name comes a beautifully-animated teenage drama with a sci-fi twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke are both enraptured by the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother's decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don't go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-colored ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether.

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A woman with no name teams up with a resourceful militiaman and a video store clerk-turned-wandering gunslinger to rescue a scientist who may hold the key to ridding the world of the undead. The Blu-ray edition features... High-def widescreen presentation of the movie; original trailer; two filmmaker commentary tracks - one with directors Chuck Hartsell and Chance Shirley, one with actors Catherine Kinsey, Michael Shelton, and Chris Hartsell; four short movies - “Bait,” “Alien Invasion USA,” “Transfers,” and “Monster Hunt With James and Kevin”; behind-the-scenes featurettes; English SDH subtitles. “For a Few Zombies More” is a post-apocalyptic adventure movie from the creators of cult favorite “Hide and Creep.”

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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to New York in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

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GARO Vanishing Line Part 1 contains anime episodes 1-12. Hang on to your seats for a gripping story unlike any other Garo adventure! Horrors teem in the shadows of Russel City, where something sinister has just awakened. Seeking to vanquish this darkness is Sword, the legendary knight in golden armor, with simple desires and a reputation for getting the job done. When a headstrong teen named Sophie comes along in search of her missing brother, she and Sword get caught in a twisted fate. Banding together, they chase their only clue—El Dorado. Special Features: Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers

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HIGH VOLTAGE is a mashup of genres combining horror, thriller, musical, and noir into a bloody and beautiful rock n' roll fantasy. Industry vet Keledjian, creator of Project Greenlight—no stranger to behind-the-scenes drama—also wrote the rocking soundtrack: "The script and the score are based on my experiences of living and working in Hollywood, and the scope and spectacle of film is the perfect vehicle to tell this story. SP Releasing just ‘got’ that, and is releasing it in theaters, which for me is a dream come true.”

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A captain of industry. A beggar. A motion capture performance artist. A horrific creature. A father. An accordionist. A hitman. A victim. A dying man. A lover. A family man. These are the "appointments" Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) must keep over the course of single day. He travels throughout Paris in his white limousine, transforming from character to character, plunging headlong into each part, accompanied only by his chauffer and confidant Céline (Édith Scob). His journey from life to life takes him on a ravishing, shape-shifting, fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Leos Carax (Pola X, Boy Meets Girl), and featuring Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors is a genre-melding experience that encompasses monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, science fiction and fantasy.

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In honor of Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday, the Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive collection of his films ever released on home video. One of the most revelatory voices to emerge from the postwar explosion of international art-house cinema, Bergman was a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical and spiritual questions. The struggles of faith and morality, the nature of dreams, and the agonies and ecstasies of human relationships—Bergman's films range from comedies whose lightness and complexity belie their brooding hearts to groundbreaking formal experiments and excruciatingly intimate explorations of family life.

Arranged as a curated film festival with 'opening' and 'closing' nights bookending double features and 'centerpiece' programs, this selection spans six decades and thirty-nine films—including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life.

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema traces themes and images across Bergman’s career, blazing trails through the master’s unequaled body of work for longtime fans and newcomers alike.    

 
OPENING NIGHT:

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
Crisis (1946)
A Ship to India (1947)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
To Joy (1950)
Summer Interlude (1951)
Summer with Monika (1953)
Dreams (1955)
A Lesson in Love (1954)

CENTERPIECE ONE:

Scenes from a Marriage - Television version (1973) | U.S. theatrical version (1974)
Saraband (2003)
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Shame (1968)
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Fårö Document (1970)
Fårö Document 1979 (1979)
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Winter Light (1963)
The Silence (1963)
The Virgin Spring (1960)

CENTERPIECE TWO:

The Seventh Seal (1957)
The Devil's Eye (1960)
All These Women (1964)
Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
The Rite (1969)
The Magician (1958)
The Magic Flute (1975)
After the Rehearsal (1984)
The Touch (1971)
The Serpent's Egg (1977)

CENTERPIECE THREE:

Persona (1966)
Thirst (1949)
Port of Call (1948)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Waiting Women (1952)
Brink of Life (1958)
Autumn Sonata (1978)

CLOSING NIGHT:

Fanny and Alexander - Television version (1983) | Theatrical version (1982)

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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.

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K-ON! the Complete Collection Premium Box Set contains anime episodes 1-14 of Season 1, episodes 1-27 of Season 2, and K-ON! the Movie directed by Naoko Yamada and housed in a Collector's Chipboard Box along with 3 Booklets, 6 Guitar Picks, Vinyl Stickers, Characters Keychain, Enamel Pins, 6 Double Sided Art Cards and the Original Soundtrack. The Sakuragoaka Girls’ Academy curriculum traditionally focuses on the three “R”s of reading, writing and arithmetic, but Ritsu Tainaka wants to add two more “R”s: Rock and Roll! To do that, however, Ritsu has to save the Light Music Club from being shut down due to little problems like not having any other members or a faculty advisor. After strong-arming her best friend Mio into joining and convincing Tsumugi Kotobuki to make it a trio, Ritsu’s would-be rockers are soon only one talented guitarist short of the quartet they need for school approval. What they get, unfortunately, is Yui Hirasawa, who’s never held a guitar in her life, but she’s determined to learn! Will the school halls come alive with the sound of music? Find out as four outrageous girls band together in K-ON! the Complete Collection! Special Features: Clean Opening Animations (x2), Clean Closing Animations (x3), and Shorts (x16)

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Kevin Smith is anything but quiet in this new comedy special that was recorded an hour before his heart attack in February. Before he nearly died backstage, onstage he discusses his marriage, his kid and his work (or lack thereof).

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Recently released from prison, Jimmy (Jack Reynor) hopes to reconnect with his younger adopted brother, and estranged father (Dennis Quaid). But after a run-in with a vengeful criminal (James Franco), Jimmy and Eli become fugitives with one hope for survival: a metallic box from another dimension that transforms into a superpowered weapon and leads Eli to discover his true identity—a hero destined for greatness—in this thrilling action-adventure with a sci-fi twist. From the producers of Arrival and TV's "Stranger Things".

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Recently released from prison, Jimmy (Jack Reynor) hopes to reconnect with his younger adopted brother, and estranged father (Dennis Quaid). But after a run-in with a vengeful criminal (James Franco), Jimmy and Eli become fugitives with one hope for survival: a metallic box from another dimension that transforms into a superpowered weapon and leads Eli to discover his true identity—a hero destined for greatness—in this thrilling action-adventure with a sci-fi twist. From the producers of Arrival and TV's "Stranger Things".

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LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE tells the inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices when it comes to man’s best friend. This Blu-ray includes 5.1 surround sound, stereo and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired.

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Mary Pickford plays a tomboy of the tenements in this comedy drama, which she also wrote. Filmed over ten weeks, Little Annie Rooney was shot entirely on a set created by art director John D. Schulze at the Pickford Fairbanks Studio. Co-starring William Haines and a wide-ranging, multi-ethnic cast, Little Annie Rooney met with huge critical and commercial success upon its original release, proving fans and critics alike wanted the then 33-year old Mary to stay a child forever.

Created from the original tinted nitrate print in Mary Pickford s personal collection at the Library of Congress, Little Annie Rooney was preserved photochemically by the Academy Film Archive. A new 35mm preservation master was then scanned at 4K high definition so that the Mary Pickford Foundation, in cooperation with AMPAS, could create a digital version to perfectly match the original nitrate tints and tones. Andy Gladbach composed a new, original soundtrack for the film, which features a 12 piece orchestra, including three percussionists.

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From the director of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Miss Congeniality, People’s Choice Awards nominee Emma Roberts and Golden Globe® nominee Hayden Christensen (2001, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Life as a House) star in the heartwarming romantic comedy Little Italy.

Alyssa Milano, Oscar® nominee Danny Aiello (1989, Best Supporting Actor, Do the Right Thing), and two-time Golden Globe® winner Jane Seymour (1996, Best Television Actress – Drama Series, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”; 1982, Best Actress – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, “East of Eden”) also star in this “cute, feel-good” (Hypable) comedy about two lifelong pals whose romance is threatened by their families’ rival pizzerias.


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Season Six of Longmire finds Sheriff Walt Longmire, deputies Vic Moretti and The Ferg, best friend Henry Standing Bear and daughter Cady facing personal and professional crises. Walt's job and home are under threat from a powerful, unscrupulous lawyer. Vic must decide what to do about her secret pregnancy. The Ferg struggles to balance a new relationship with his commitment to duty. Henry is a target, and Cady's loyalty is torn. With their world in turmoil, Walt and everyone he cares about must make the most difficult decision of their lives. Is it time to pack it in? Or is it time to fight? The final 10 episodes of the suspenseful, action-packed series build to a dramatic finish under the wide-open, wild skies of Absaroka County.

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Argentinean Gonzalo Calzada directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil spectacularly collide. Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a  world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

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MAKING THE GRADE invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own particular goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the trans-formative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade.

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Myriad Colors Phantom World contains anime episodes 1-13 and an OVA. When people become capable of seeing “phantoms”, trouble begins brewing from the few creatures looking to cause mischief. Luckily, people like Haruhiko Ichijo have special abilities to face them. Together with the vivacious Mai and his fairy-phantom companion, they take on the danger born from the human mind. But their team needs a lot of work and some fresh new faces to be successful! Special Features: Episode 7 Commentary"Limitless Phantom World" 1-7, Web Previews, Promo Video & Commercial Collection, Textless Opening & Closing Song, Trailers

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Aaron Davis is accused of murder and incarcerated for a crime he swears that he did not commit. His son Jalen is forced to grow up on the streets of Los Angeles without the guidance of a father and primarily raised by his mother Shala and Grandmother Camilla. Jalen finds himself in hot water with his life at risk after his friend Diggy decides to partner with one of the biggest drug dealers in the city leaving a large debt to be recouped. Everything seems to turn around when Aaron is reminded to put his faith in God first and use the power of prayer to help solve his problems. Will Aaron find a way to prove his innocents and save his son's life before it is too late?

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Director-producer Stanley Kramer’s hugely entertaining action-drama, Oklahoma Crude (1973), stars Faye Dunaway as an independent wildcatter during the pre-World War I oil boom, and George C. Scott as a rough-and-tumble oil field drifter who signs on to help her fight the depredations of a big conglomerate (represented, fiendishly, by Jack Palance) bent on taking her well away. John Mills is also on hand as Dunaway’s n’er-do-well dad, and the great Henry Mancini provides the music, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

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Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan's prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun's Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei's abnormal love film series. Ishii's politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture.

Told in anthology style by an impassive physician (Teruo Yoshida), the first story follows Oito (Masumi Tachibana), an innocent young girl deceived by a handsome yakuza and sold into prostitution who finds herself in a doomed love affair with the man who brought her to ruin. The tale of Ochise (Mitsuko Aoi) is about the daughter of a rich merchant whose insatiable appetite for filth and perversion draws her deeper into violence, darkness and betrayal. Finally, the story of Omitsu (Miki Obana) follows a sadistic lord (Asao Koike) whose eye is caught one day by a beautiful member of his harem who shares his strange taste for pain and blood, but who holds a secret of her own that will destroy his entire household.

A stylistic about-face from the director's prior work for Toei on the successful Abashiri Prison action series starring Ken Takakura, Ishii's erotic films grew increasingly shocking, violent and strange, and Orgies of Edo finds him combining period film detail with carnivalesque grotesquerie to create his own particular vision of love and sex. This landmark ero-guro film allowed Ishii to experiment with elements that would later show up in his masterpieces Horrors of Malformed Men and Blind Woman's Curse, including the participation of sideshow performers and butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata.

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Foster child Shelly (Alexa Nisenson) runs away from home and stays the night in a nearby barn. In the morning wolves attack and kill a mother horse--leaving an orphaned horse behind. Ben Crowley (Jon Voight) recognizes the bond between the runaway and the young horse and offers her a place to stay in exchange for her help in training the fiery foal.

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The final chapter in the wildly successful Outrage trilogy.

Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle among the top echelons of the Hanabishi. When eventually Chang's life is endangered, devoted yakuza Otomo returns to Japan to settle things once and for all.

Bonus features include Outrage Offstage Making-Of Documentary, and 'Beat' Takeshi Trailers.

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Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers continues the legacy begun by Pioneers of African-American Cinema, equally ambitious in scale, and every bit as historically significant. Presented in association with the Library of Congress (and drawing from the collections of other world-renowned film archives), Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers is the largest commercially-released video collection of films by women directors, focusing on American films made between 1911 and 1929 -- a crucial chapter of our cultural history.
 
Featuring 2K and 4K restorations of more than 50 films, including features, shorts and fragments, this collection includes more than 25 hours of material, not only showcasing the work of these under-appreciated filmmakers, but also illuminating the gradual changes in how women directors were perceived (and treated) by the Hollywood establishment. Included are films by such pioneering filmmakers as Ruth Ann Baldwin ('49-'17), Grace Cunard (The Purple Mask), Dorothy Davenport (Linda, The Red Kimona), Alice Guy-Blaché (Algie the Miner, The Little Rangers, Matrimony's Speed Limit, The Ocean Waif), Zora Neale Hurston (ethnographic films), Cleo Madison (Eleanor's Catch), Frances Marion (The Song of Love), Alla Nazimova (Salome), Mabel Normand (Caught in a Cabaret, Mabel's Blunder), Ida May Park (Bread), Nell Shipman (Back to God's Country), Lois Weber (Hypocrites, Suspense, Scandal, Where Are My Children?), Elsie Jane Wilson (The Dream Lady), Marion E. Wong (The Curse of Quon Gwon), and many more.

By showcasing the ambitious, inventive films from the golden age of women directors, we can get a sense of what was lost by the marginalization of women to "support roles" within the film industry.

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One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, in landmark performances) skip town by donning drag and joining an all-female band en route to Miami. The charm of the group’s singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her bombshell powers) leads them ever further into extravagant lies, as Joe assumes the persona of a millionaire to woo her and Jerry’s female alter ego winds up engaged to a tycoon. With a whip-smart script by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, and sparking chemistry among its finely tuned cast, Some Like It Hot is as deliriously funny and fresh today as if it had just been made.

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Some Like It Hot represents the pinnacle of movie comedy, and this Criterion edition honors Billy Wilder’s iconic farce like no other home video release before it. With a brand new 4K restoration that further ignites an already frenetic film and a host of absorbing supplements, this marvelous Blu-ray rendering beautifully captures the near-perfect work of Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. It’s a must-own release and an essential disc for every film lover.

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The joke is an old one. Desperate men put on a dress, slip into high heels, slather their faces with pancake makeup, and talk in falsetto tones to try and fool the establishment, beat the system, or dodge a rap. Hollywood can’t get enough of it, and for decades, Tinseltown has recycled and refashioned the premise until it’s become a tired cliché. Yet the best cross-dressing comedies don’t just rely on the inherent outrageousness of what is essentially a lowbrow burlesque gag; they make statements about sexual roles, male-female equality, and personal acceptance. And the best of the best of gender-bending farces is undeniably Some Like It Hot.

Packed with memorable lines, hilarious situations, and a deceptively high degree of insight, director Billy Wilder’s captivating classic continues to charm audiences 60 years after it was first released. Because Wilder and co-writer I.A.L. Diamond set their zany tale in a nostalgic era - the roaring 1920s - the film doesn’t have to fit the constraints of any contemporary context. Instead, it can concentrate on the timeless interactions and misunderstandings between men and women, as well as their often warped perceptions of each other. It’s a clever conceit that keeps the movie wonderfully fresh, no matter how many times we’ve seen it.

The story of two down-on-their-luck Chicago musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who unwittingly witness the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, then masquerade as women and join an all-female band in a frantic attempt to escape the wrath of a vengeful mob kingpin (George Raft) is just a setup for a surprisingly frank examination of sexual and gender psychology. Before the guys can get comfortable in their pumps and undergarments, they meet the bubbly, jiggly, and oh-so-blonde Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), the band’s lead singer and every man’s fantasy girl. And while both men are attracted to Sugar like flies to honeycombs, they become her best bosom gal pals and in turn see the vulnerability and insecurities that make her human.

The dilemma then becomes do they exploit what they learn about Sugar as women and use it to their advantage as men to get her in the sack? Joe (Curtis) initially does, masquerading a second time as Sugar’s fantasy guy, a rich, bespectacled yachtsman with a Cary Grant accent and inferiority complex. Meanwhile, Jerry (Lemmon) takes his feminine role too seriously, summoning his inner gold-digger and leading on dirty old millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown), who’s unabashedly smitten with Jerry’s sassy alter ego, Daphne. What will happen when Sugar finds out her Mr. Right is really her best girlfriend who isn’t really a girl at all but a wolf in sheep’s stockings? And what will happen when Osgood discovers the dreamy Daphne is a baritone with a beard?

As the film’s hilarious last line so perceptively points out, nobody’s perfect, and that really is the point of what may seem to some like a pointless comedy. We’re all a jumble of inconsistencies, aberrations, quirks, and fetishes, and who the hell really cares! We’re people. We’re silly, we’re messy, we’re weird. But we’re all wonderful in our own way. Wilder presents this viewpoint with an intoxicating vivacity and a tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Everything is just outrageous enough to be funny, but there’s always an underlying reality, and that’s what makes the movie resonate and endure.

On top of that, it’s pretty darn risqué for a film made in 1959. Sexual allusions - both straight and gay - abound, and several scenes exude a palpable degree of heat. That should be expected for a movie titled Some Like It Hot and starring arguably the world’s most iconic sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. The titillation, though, has a purpose, and Monroe, with a delightful lack of abandon, both celebrates and lampoons her sultry image. Like everything in the movie, it’s an angle, a ruse, and when Sugar shows us her inner dimensions, we see Marilyn’s, too. Both women use their sexuality, but it’s not who they are. And both are objects of desire who desire to be wanted for what’s underneath their beautiful skin.

Curtis and Lemmon rightfully receive the lion’s share of praise for their broad, supremely funny dual portrayals. Both nail their respective parts and seem to be having just as much of a blast as we are. Yet Monroe, who was often considered a dumb blonde and perfectly portrays one here, should not be overlooked or dismissed. Though elements of the Monroe persona exist in Sugar, Marilyn fleshes out (pardon the pun) the character, imbuing her with copious warmth and tenderness and a doe-eyed naïveté that’s irresistible. Monroe was under tremendous strain during shooting - she was pregnant (and would tragically suffer a miscarriage two weeks after production wrapped), her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller was beginning to crumble, and her innate insecurities and dependence on prescription drugs made it difficult for her to keep up with the rigors of filming - yet rarely does she seem more natural or carefree on camera. Her inextinguishable luminosity casts a glow over the movie and lends it essential humanity. In an ocean of caricatures and disguises, she’s the real thing.

Wilder, who directed her in The Seven Year Itch, brings out her best, and his impeccable sense of comic timing, appreciation of the absurd, masterful pacing, and supreme ability to implant nuggets of truth in a farcical morass help him transform this merry mélange of madcap mayhem into cinematic art. Joe E. Brown’s memorable closing quip, “Nobody’s perfect,” remains all too true, but in the annals of screen comedy, Some Like It Hot comes closer than most to achieving that elusive and lofty distinction.

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

The Criterion edition of Some Like It Hot arrives on Blu-ray packaged in a standard Criterion case. A fold-out, 12-page booklet featuring an essay by Sam Wasson, cast and crew credits, transfer notes, and a collection of black-and-white scene publicity stills are tucked inside the front cover. Video codec is 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 and audio is LPCM mono. Once the disc is inserted into the player, the static menu with music immediately pops up; no previews or promos precede it.

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The liner notes state this brand-new 4K restoration of Some Like It Hot was struck from the 35 mm original camera negative, with some scenes that were missing from that negative taken from a 35 mm duplicate negative and a 35 mm fine grain positive. The result is a stunning presentation that lifts this classic film to new heights. Grain is evident, but it’s beautifully resolved, maintaining the feel of celluloid. Excellent clarity helps the film achieve a new degree of immediacy, but contrast is the biggest asset here, as rich blacks constantly play off crisp whites like the sandy beach, Monroe’s terry cloth robe, Curtis’s bubble bath, and Monroe’s platinum hair. The grays in between are varied enough to bring out background details and make the day-for-night scenes look realistic. Other home video versions of Some Like It Hot look overly bright and washed out, but this transfer embraces the lushness of Charles Lang’s cinematography. A few scenes exhibit a bit of crush, but it never overwhelms the image, and nary a nick or scratch dots the pristine print. Without a doubt, this is the best Some Like It Hot has ever looked, making this Criterion restoration definitely worthy of an upgrade.

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According to the liner notes, “the original monaural soundtrack was remastered from the 35 mm magnetic track.” The LPCM presentation is clear and well modulated, and free of any age-related hiss, pops, or crackles. Atmospherics like howling wind and sonic accents like gunfire, sirens, and the iconic puffs of steam that bounce off Monroe’s derrière are all crisp and distinct. Excellent fidelity and tonal depth enhance Monroe’s musical numbers, although a slight bit of distortion afflicts the opening bars of ‘Running Wild.’ The jazzy music score by Adolph Deutsch sounds appropriately bold and brassy, and all the priceless dialogue is easy to understand.

The previous Blu-ray release of Some Like It Hot included a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that only occasionally widened the soundscape. Though the scope of this mono track is limited, it’s authentic to the film and serves it well.

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Criterion packs on the extras for this iconic comedy, importing almost all the supplements from the previous Blu-ray edition (with the exception of the audio commentary and expendable “Virtual Hall of Memories”) and adding some great new material and vintage interviews. For a look at the imported extras from the 2011 Blu-ray release, click here; for a rundown of the exclusive Criterion content, read on.

  • Audio Commentary with film scholar Howard Suber featuring remarks from actor Jack Lemmon - In this engaging and informative commentary recorded in 1989 for the laserdisc edition of Some Like It Hot, film scholar Howard Suber provides a structural analysis of the film, discusses the building blocks of comedy and different styles of humor, and examines the brilliance of Billy Wilder’s direction. Yet his most insightful and moving comments pertain to Marilyn Monroe, whom he analyzes with acute perception. Remarks from Jack Lemmon extracted from an interview he did with Suber for the commentary are interspersed throughout and provide a valuable perspective.

  • Costumes by Orry-Kelly (HD, 19 minutes) - Costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and archivist Larry McQueen salute the great and underrated Orry-Kelly and his distinctive style. In addition to Some Like It Hot, the duo examines the designer’s contributions to Auntie Mame and other films, as well as his fashion philosophy.

  • Vintage Billy Wilder Interview (HD, 56 minutes) - Utterly fascinating is the best way to describe this lively, revealing interview that was broadcast over two nights in mid-January 1982 on Dick Cavett’s PBS talk show. Wilder covers a wide range of topics, including life in decadent Berlin during the 1920s, the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany in the early 1930s, directing such classics as Sunset Boulevard and Some Like It Hot, and his intimate experiences with such legends as Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Sigmund Freud, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Raymond Chandler. Anyone who admires Wilder and his movies should not miss this absorbing, entertaining one-on-one chat.

  • Vintage Jack Lemmon Interview (HD, 10 minutes) - In this interview excerpt from a 1988 French television program, an animated Lemmon talks about his experiences working with Monroe, the perfection of the Some Like It Hot script, how fear often makes him accept challenging parts, and his approach to playing a man trying to pass himself off as a woman.

  • Vintage Marilyn Monroe Radio Interview (9 minutes)  - It’s always a treat to hear Marilyn Monroe talk about her life, and this interview with host Dave Garroway, broadcast on June 12, 1955 - just after Monroe moved permanently to New York City - finds the star in especially good form. Monroe, who sounds relaxed and happy, discusses her acting ambitions (she would soon begin intensive classes at Lee Strasberg’s Actor’s Studio), love of Brooklyn, loss of privacy, and the pros and cons of being a sex symbol.

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Cross-dressing comedies come and go, but Some Like It Hot has remained the sub-genre’s high water mark for 60 years. Often imitated but never equaled, Billy Wilder’s iconic farce is a masterwork from start to finish, thanks to its impeccable direction, perfectly constructed script, top-flight production values, and wonderful performances. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon make a dynamite trio, and their work is as fresh today as it was six decades ago. Criterion finally gives this Hollywood classic the restoration it has long deserved, and the stunning video transfer will dazzle new and seasoned fans alike. Solid mono audio and a marvelous collection of new, vintage, and recycled supplements enhance this superior presentation. Must Own.

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Space Patrol Luluco contains episodes 1-13 of the anime directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi. Luluco’s dad has been frozen in a block of ice, and there’s only one way for this middle schooler to pay for the treatment—by taking his place in the Space Patrol! It’s a total pain, until she gets partnered with some perfect crush material, a.k.a. the handsome Nova from outer space. After her hometown of Ogikubo gets sucked into a black hole, it’s up to Luluco and a bunch of weirdos to track it down. Special Features: Textless Closing Song, Trailers

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Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe, John Wick), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane, Man of Steel). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Paré, Bad Moon) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan, The Dark Half). Joined by Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.

This cult favorite features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by The Blasters and The Fixx. Directed by cult filmmaker Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.), Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.

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Kate's got everything she wants. Her husband her baby, but just a few months to live. Sunshine, a true story, based on the journals of a young wife and mother diagnosed with terminal cancer, was originally a Made-for-Television Docu-Drama and aired on CBS November 9th, 1973.

It was the most watched Television Film in history and its emotional impact still resonates to this day. Directed by Joseph Sargent and Produced by George Eckstein it features an iconic soundtrack with words and music by John Denver.

Redwind Productions went back to the original film elements to create a 4K DPX scan, fully restoring the film to its original aspect ratio for presentation in the stunningly superior Blu-Ray Master format. This is a lost treasure, as movies go, and Redwind Productions are privileged to have the opportunity to bring this poignant, beautiful motion picture to home video for the very first time in any format.

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In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

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Set in a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by murderous gangs divided into deadly factions, Nina (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Tyler Hoechlin) race desperately across the lawless countryside in search of safety. As one depraved group narrows their search for the couple, they must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.

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In the mood for a movie that swings like no other? The Glenn Miller Story is here to take the stage!

Screen legend James Stewart and America's Sweetheart June Allyson star in this delightful tribute to one of the world's most cherished bandleaders and composers, charting Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and fortune as the man whose music would define the ever-quickening pulse of the 1940s.

The toe-tapping score serenades you with original Miller music, performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and a fantastic line-up of musical guests, including Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Frances Langford, and The Modernaires. Vibrantly directed by Anthony Mann (El Cid), The Glenn Miller Story is a dynamic big-band biopic nominated for three 1954 Academy Awards® – Best Screenplay, Best Score, and Best Sound Recording [winner]!

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Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and a marriage to Clay, a wealthy physician (Bill Pullman). But everything isn't enough for Bridget, who persuades her husband to make dirty deals on prescription drugs and then runs with the profit. Now incognito in a mid-American small town. Bridget draws a naive local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg) into a smoldering affair.

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A biting black comedy, THE LAST SUPPER details the lives of five grad students who suddenly murder a bigoted, ultra right-wing dinner guest and then decide to rid society of its most offensive members. Featured in cameos as the reprehensible victims are Bill Paxton, Charles Durning, Jason Alexander and Ron Perlman.

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Contains:

The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)

A party girl is murdered, and everyone in a Utah motel is a suspect. Directed by Howard W. Koch (Big House, U.S.A.) and co-starring Anne Bancroft (The Graduate), Lex Barker (Tarzan's Peril) and Marie Windsor (The Killing). 

Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (1959)

In Las Vegas, a group of criminals plan to rob an armored truck hauling casino loot to the bank. Directed by Edward L. Cahn (Invisible Invaders) and co-starring Lee Van Cleef (Sabata), Gerald Mohr (The Angry Red Planet) and Paul Fix (El Dorado).

Vice Raid (1959)

A prostitution syndicate sends one of their callgirls (Van Doren) to New York City to frame a police officer. Once again directed by Cahn and co-starring Brad Dexter (99 River Street), Richard Coogan (Three Hours to Kill) and Barry Atwater (TV's The Outer Limits).

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In this thriller, set in France, Donald Houston is a man sentenced to life imprisonment in an insane asylum after murdering the man who raped his daughter, Annette. Several years later, Geoff Farrell, a traveling American artist, is seduced by Annette's stepmother, who convinces him to help with her husbands escape. After the escape, the countryside has a reign of terror.

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The Morose Mononokean contains episodes 1-13 of the anime directed by Akira Iwanaga. Ashiya Hanae’s life is turned upside down when he’s possessed by a yokai! His only help comes in Abeno Haruitsuki, a handsome young man known as the “Master of the Mononokean.” But his aid comes at a price, one that has Ashiya working as his assistant to pay it off! Can they stop bickering with each other long enough to help the yokai trapped in this world? Special Features: Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers

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There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set… Do Not Attempt To Adjust The Picture… We Are Controlling Transmission... The entire second season – 17 Episodes – You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever; a compendium of portals into worlds unknown.

A five-disc set that controls over 15 hours of transmission from the 1964-1965 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to The Outer Limits! Guest stars include William Shatner, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Duvall, Robert Culp, Eddie Albert, Patrick O'Neal, Dabney Coleman, Robert Webber, Lloyd Nolan, James Sikking, Ted Knight, Michael Ansara, Marianna Hill, Tim O'Connor, Skip Homeier, James Doohan, Warren Stevens, Grant Williams, Dewey Martin, Michael Constantine, Ted de Corsia, Mary Murphy and Mark Richman.

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Get ready for The Prince and the Nature Girl, an entertaining nudist play by the American cult director Doris Wishman, is waiting for you. We recreated the worldwide lost American original dubbing with American voice actors in the U.S. according to the original dialogues found at the New York State censor board. So now you can enjoy this adorable fairy tale in its original version again, just as the director intended.

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Follow Dean & Darren as they struggle to get hitched at the Rainbow Bridge Motel, the self proclaimed, #1 gay wedding destination in Niagara Falls!

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That superb chronicler of youthful disaffection, director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause, They Live by Night), brings us the ultimate rebel in The True Story of Jesse James (1957). Robert Wagner stars as the notorious outlaw, Jeffrey Hunter as brother Frank, Hope Lange as wife Zee, and Agnes Moorehead as Mother James. Shot in CinemaScope™ by the one and only Joseph MacDonald (My Darling Clementine).

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Raúl Ruiz's most ambitious literary adaptation and considered his greatest cinematic achievement. An Official Selection at both the Cannes and New York Film Festivals and starring an outstanding cast of international film stars, including Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Emmanuelle Beart, and Vincent Perez, Ruiz's Time Regained distills all of Marcel Proust's iconic In Search of Lost Time into a single epic feature. Lovingly restored and remastered by Le Petit Bureau with support from the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image anime (CNC, France) and enriched by stellar performances, Time Regained is a gorgeous, meticulously crafted spectacle (Jack Matthews, New York Daily News).

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Specially priced box set of legendary Japanese director/actor and two-time Palme d'Or nominee, Takeshi Kitano's early work. Includes acclaimed releases of Violent Cop, Boiling Point and Hana-bi (Fireworks).

The box set includes 3 individual Blu Ray packages featuring Collector's Edition art by Benjamin Marra, the influential comic creator, commissioned exclusively for the Blu Ray/DVD re-release of Violent Copand Boiling Point, as well as a slew of bonus features on each disc.

Bonus Features include: Violent Cop 20-minute featurette, That Man Is Dangerous: The Birth of Takeshi Kitano; original Violent Cop trailer; new Violent Cop HD re-release trailer; Boiling Point 20-minute featurette, Okinawa Days: Takeshi's Second Debut; Original Boiling Point trailer; Hana-Bi Commentary by film writer for Rolling Stone magazine, David Fear; Hana-Bi Making-of featurette.

Package includes: Violent Cop and Boiling Point Collector's Booklet, featuring film essay by Tom Vick, the Asian film Curator for the Freer and Sackler Galleries (The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art); cast and crew credits; Hana-Bi Collector's Booklet, featuring essay by film writer, Jasper Sharp; chapter breaks; stills.

Violent Cop:
In his explosive directorial debut Japanese renaissance man-cum-comedian-extraordinaire Takeshi Beat Kitano plays vicious rogue homicide Detective Azuma who takes on a sadistic crime syndicate only to discover widespread internal corruption in the police force. Facing criminal charges for his unorthodox Dirty Harry type methods, Azuma finds himself caught in a web of betrayal and intrigue that sends him on a bloody trail of vengeance. But when his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma's tactics escalate towards an apocalyptic climax.

Boiling Point: Ono Masahiko is an unlucky gas station attendant who belongs to a losing junior baseball team. When the local yakuza threaten and capture his coach, he and a friend get more than they bargained for when they travel to Okinawa seeking revenge. This is the second feature film from renowned action auteur Takeshi Beat Kitano.

Hana-Bi (Fireworks): Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop's widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness. A highly original crime drama written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano.

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NEW audio commentary with director Jamie Blanks, producer Michael McDonnell, assistant Edgar Pablos, moderated by author Peter M. Bracke
[1] => Audio Commentary with director Jamie Blanks, writer Silvio Horta and actor Michael Rosenbaum
[2] => Theatrical Trailer
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[5] => NEW Extended interviews from the eight-part documentary
[6] => Archival Making of Featurette
[7] => Gag Reel
[8] => Deleted Scene
[9] => TV Spots
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When New England college student Natalie (Alicia Witt, TV’s The Exorcist) finds herself at the center of a series of sadistic murders seemingly inspired by urban legends, she resolves to find the truth about her school’s own legend: a twenty-five-year-old story of a student massacre at the hands of an abnormal Psych professor. As the fraternities prepare to celebrate the macabre anniversary, Natalie discovers that she is the focus of the crazed killer’s intentions in the ultimate urban legend: the unfolding story of her own horrific murder.

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NEW The Legend Continues: Urban Legends: Final Cut including interviews with producers Gina Matthews, Michael McDonnell, executive producers Nick Osborne, Brad Luff, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, writer Silvio Horta, actors Loretta Devine and Rebecca Gayheart
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[2] => Audio Commentary with director John Ottman
[3] => Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director John Ottman
[4] => Vintage Making of Featurette
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The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in Urban Legends: Final Cut, the suspenseful follow-up to the smash hit Urban Legend.

At Alpine University, someone is determined to win the best film award at any cost - even if it means eliminating the competition. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. Urban Legends: Final Cut is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the shocking climax. Starring Jennifer Morrison (Stir of Echoes), Matthew Davis (Tigerland), Joseph Lawrence (TV's Blossom), Anthony Anderson (Me, Myself & Irene), Hart Bochner (Die Hard) and Loretta Devine (from the original Urban Legend).

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Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

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Good weather for a hanging. Billy the Kid's outlaw ingrates are penned like sows in a Lincoln County pit and the Kid is strapped in a nearby hotel. But the hangman will go home disappointed tonight. Billy cleverly breaks himself - then his gang - free. One of the West's greatest legends lives to ride another day.

Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips and Christian Slater saddle up for Young Guns II, featuring Jon Bon Jovi's Oscar - nominated and Golden Globe Award - winning Best Original Song Blaze of Glory. By 1879, the Lincoln County Wars have ended but bad blood endures. Billy and his men look to Mexico for haven - if they can elude Billy's one-time friend, pursuing sheriff Pat Garrett (William Petersen).

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A live musical event inspired by the perennial holiday movie favorite and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical production, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, who dreams of finding a genuine Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun under the tree on Christmas morning. The over-two-hour TV movie stars Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer and talented newcomer Andy Walken as Ralphie. This winter-wonderful extravaganza features stunning choreography on massive sets and family-friendly songs with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, lyricists of La La Land’s Academy Award-winning* song, “City of Stars.” Get ready to sing and dance along to your new favorite holiday tradition!

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The iconic Charlton Heston stars in and makes his directorial début with Antony and Cleopatra (1972), playing Shakespeare’s titular hero, a man torn between grand plans for Rome and his passion for the Egyptian queen (Hildegard Neil). The supporting cast features a panoply of great character actors – Eric Porter, Fernando Rey, Freddie Jones, and Julian Glover among them – and the score from the singular John Scott is available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.  PLEASE NOTE: This title is Region A.

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Cold-blooded crime comes to Gotham City: Ultra-cool style and excitement reign in the theatrical feature Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, where we meet a hunted criminal named...Batman. Accused of murders carried out by a sinister masked figure, Batman is determined to clear his name. And that sets in motion a menacing, multilayered tale filled with surprising revelations about our caped hero’s past. Expect the unexpected in “a mystery that is genuinely absorbing, suspenseful and moving” (Cincinnati Enquirer ). Archvillain Mr. Freeze kidnaps Batgirl, and the Dark Knight and Robin scramble to rescue her before she’s forever iced in the animated chiller-thriller movie Batman & Mr Freeze: SubZero.

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Wyld Stallyns Ride Again!

In Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the titular time travelers aren’t making history: they are history! When an evil doer from the future sends eviler robot twins of Bill & Ted to assassinate and replace good, non-robot Bill & Ted, the guys wind up face to face with the Grim Reaper (William Sadler)! Can the now-dead duo escape, defeat their evil doppelgangers, and win their Battle of the Bands contest?

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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

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One could make the case that Candyman is the most underrated horror film of the 90’s. In a time where slasher films forced us into Freddy and Jason’s viewpoints, Candyman stands out as a true gem that subverts that very expectation with its constant protagonist viewpoint, never getting too cuddly with the villain of Candyman. Pair that with a shocking number of special features and a decent video and audio transfer, and I am left with no doubt that the Candyman Collector's Edition Blu-ray hangs the competition on his rusty hook and gives us a release that is Highly Recommended.

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You know what I miss? A good old-fashioned slasher villain. Whatever happened to Freddy and Jason? As a kid, I enjoyed the hell out of the slasher flicks that came out every October, but now they are very few and far between. We became too cuddly with our horror killers and neglected the victims. Instead of sympathizing with the victims, we were given a group of despicable people who were just meat for the grinder that would inevitably tear through them, which takes all suspense away from the film itself. But while Freddy was dying and Jason was going to hell, Candyman came out and largely got lumped into the same pile, when actually it deserved more credence than what it was given.

Based on the book written by Clive Barker, Virginia Madison stars as Helen Lyle. Helen and her friend Bernadette (Kasi Lemmones) are grad students who are determined to make their college thesis meaningful by basing it on a series of murders that happened in South Chicago. Murders shrouded with Urban Legends, such as that they were killed by the Candyman. According to legend, if you speak Candyman into a mirror five times, a mythical killer with a fishhook for a hand will gut you and leave you for dead. Of course, Helen and Bernadette don’t believe in such things, so they say the magical words and nothing happens. That is only because Candyman has something special in store for Helen that will change the rules of the myth forever.

Now Virginia Madison isn’t the greatest actress in Hollywood, but she does have enough cachet to elevate the material here, giving this film a strong core to lean on. I will admit she is pretty wooden, at first, as an overeager grad student. But once this plot gets rolling and she becomes the tortured soul this movie will make her out to be, she gives as nuanced a performance as any scream queen on the roster. It only takes once for Candyman to get into Helen’s mind, and from then on out, all the murders that take place involve her in some shape or form.  However, it is unclear whether Candyman is there, or if Helen is just going crazy and committing the acts of violence herself. Madison is excellent at convincing us of both theories while the script and direction by Bernard Rose never tip their hand as to what is fact and what is a hellish fever dream driven by a woman that just might be going mad.  Whichever reality it is, it puts us on Helen’s side, and that is a fete that very few horror films pull off. 

And who could blame Helen for going insane after seeing Candyman in the flesh? Tony Todd is genuinely frightening as the titular baddie. Forget the man's tall imposing stature, but his voice and how it’s enhanced is nightmarish, while at the same time oddly hypnotic. He is a creation that should go down in the pantheon of slashers like Freddy or Jason. In fact, I would say that the way in which this film is constructed makes it a more suspenseful and therefore engaging horror film than most slashers. Is Candyman real? Is he a manifestation of Helen’s broken psyche? It is pretty ambiguous throughout, and it is quite fascinating to see how far down that rabbit hole goes.

Besides a few minor issues I had with the odd relationship with Helen’s obviously scumbag husband and the performances in the first act, Candyman proves itself to be one of Clive Barker’s best adaptations. Helen’s descent into madness is played perfectly by Virginia Madison never revealing who or what Candyman truly is, if anything at all. At the same time, I didn’t care. Whatever the outcome, I was deeply sympathetic to her plight that almost seem predestined. Candyman stands out from the pack of early 90’s horror dreck, and could be in the same class as John Carpenter’s original Halloween at the top of the slasher genre. 

Vital Disc Stats: The Collector's Edition Blu-ray

Shout! Factory brings out all the stops with this Candyman Collector's Edition Blu-ray. It features a slipcover-to-hardcover casing that displays brand new cover art that is worth the pickup alone. Like a lot of Scream Factory releases, the hardcover artwork is reversible, providing the original cover art we have all come to know as well. Enclosed lies a BD-50 Blu-ray for the original cut of the film, and a separate BD-50 Blu-ray that features the unrated version. Both versions go straight to the main menu without any trailers that let you navigate from there. 

There is also a Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray available to purchase. The included-discs are exactly the same, but if you go that route, you get a numbered copy and early shipping as well as a couple posters and an extra slipcover.

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Candyman has had a long road to Blu-ray, with this being its first outing here in the states (we previously reviewed a UK import). Boasting a new 4K scan of the film and a 2K DI, this MPE-4 AVC encode looks pretty damn good depending on what version you watch. To make matters complicated here, it seems the theatrical cut of the film was supervised by the DP of the film. As for the Unrated Cut of the film, even though it was put through the same process, it was not supervised by the DP and there are some small differences that I will discuss.

I am happy to report that whichever version you watch, this is a huge step up from the DVD copy I have had kicking around since the early 2000’s. Detail and clarity are strong here with the theatrical version getting the slight edge up. Grain haters beware, this was shot on 35mm with a shoestring budget so grain is heavy in both versions while only being intrusive on the Unrated Version. Closeups reveal detail in pores and freckles on faces, especially on Helen after she goes mad. Textures on environments are strong, with the apartment complex where Candyman resides being a high point featuring detail on the graffiti on the walls and the urban decay. The highlight for the entire transfer is the depth here. Specifically, when looking through the bloody hole in the wall into Candyman’s lair, foregrounds pop right out of the background and provide the kind of depth you see in some newer releases. Black levels remain deep and inky throughout, with only a handful of scenes where it becomes an issue.

Whether you pick the theatrical or unrated cut, you get a solid transfer that gives a nice update from the dated DVD with the supervised theatrical cut being more refined than the uncut version.

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Candyman slices and dices his way onto Blu-ray with a DTS-HD 5.1 track that is a welcome upgrade from its Dolby Digital counterpart previously on the DVD. Bass response is immediately a noticeable improvement, with the classic score hitting hard through the LFE Channel. Speaker separation gets a noticeable boost as well, with swarms of bees buzzing left to right creating a more immersive mix. This is a pretty front heavy track for the most part, though the score hits the surrounds when needed. I was a bit disappointed that even Tony Todd’s eerie voice wasn’t carried over to the surrounds. I would have liked to hear more from the surrounds, but what we do get widens the field of sound and opens up the room a bit from what feels smaller in comparison; for instance, Maximum Overdrive. Vocals are crisp and clear and at a decent volume. This is a decent audio track that with a little more time could have been even better. But for what it is, it’s still a leap forward from the Dolby Digital DVD track.

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Theatrical Disc

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Bernard Rose and Actor Tony Todd - You just can't go wrong with Tony Todd on a commentary track.  He and Rose delve deep into the lore and the changes the character of Candyman took throughout the production. It is stated that when all is said and done, the least we know about Candyman, the better for the audience to project their own fears onto him, and I couldn’t agree more.
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman – A interesting commentary where two horror writers and movie enthusiasts get together and discus their takes on Candyman, and provide some insight into the film's subtext. 
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul and Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons – You won't find too many commentaries with the writers of the source material in them, but here he is, and it is all the better for it. Clive Barker bounces his original conception with the filmmakers, and all their differences make for a very unique commentary track.
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bernard Rose, Moderated by The Movie Crypt’s Adam Green and Joe Lynch – This commentary kind of feels like a retread of the second one, but featuring the actual director. However, they still have a whole lot of fun revisiting the film for what is definitely the lighter commentary track here.
  • Clive Barker: Raising Hell (SD, 10:46) – A intriguing doc that has Clive Barker discussing not just his inspiration for Candyman, but what inspired his entire career’s work. As someone who has never delved too deep into Barker’s work, I found this to be quite informative. 
  • Sweets to The Sweets: The Candyman Mythos (SD, 23:49) - The usual EPK doc extended a little longer with the actors and crew talking up the film.
  • The Heart of Candyman (HD, 7:07) – Tony Todd is absolutely gripping as he goes through what Candyman meant to him, and the differences between Candyman and other slashers. 
  • Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:05)
  • TV Spots (SD, 1:36)
  • Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Script

Unrated Disc

  • Be My Victim (HD, 9:47) – This is the first new featurette here and unfortunately, it feels like a little bit of a retread.  But hey, at least we get more Tony Todd. He again talks about what the character means to him, and discloses an odd piece of trivia where he talks about the original conception of the character being an Eddie Murphy type.
  • It Was Always You, Helen (HD, 13:11) – Virginia Maddison takes the driver's seat as she talks about the experience she had playing such a tortured character. She went deep for this one, including working with the bees in the film. I've actually never heard Maddison talk about one of her films, and here she comes across very candid and enjoyable.
  • The Writing on The Wall: The Production Design of Candyman (HD, 6:22) – A short but interesting enough featurette where Production Designer Jane Ann Stewert talks about creating a sense of place in the film and giving it its own style.
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX Of Candyman (HD, 8:02) – I always love learning how makeup artists do their thing, and here it is no different; they go deep into every blood spurting artery that was spilt.
  • A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” (HD, 18:39) – Douglas E. Winters is a fellow writer of Clive Barker’s and he goes over the differences between the short story and the screenplay. I usually don’t like when outside writers comment on other writers' films, but here he goes into such great detail, and is so unbiased, that it subverts my usual attitude and gave yours truly some enjoyment. 
  • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman (HD, 20:41) – Writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes have a deep and lengthy discussion on the film and what makes it unique. From the ambiguity and racial politics, no stone is left unturned and we are left engaged throughout.
  • Reflections in The Mirror with Kasi Lemmons (HD, 9:48) – Another great interview where the actress shares her personal experiences with the film and expresses how underrated it is in the horror genre. What I found rather selfless about her is she spends just as much time talking about Virginia Madison and how good she is in the film.
  • A Kid in Candyman With Dejuan Guy (HD, 13:36) – Yet another great sit down with the person who played the little kid in the projects that befriends Helen. He talks about auditioning as a child actor and the struggles that brings, and jokes how at the time he didn’t have a clue what the film was about.
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Candyman is one of the most underrated horror films of all time, and without a doubt of the 90’s. In a time where we were asked to root for the killer rather than sympathize with the victim, Candyman never takes us away from Helen and her plight. Whether she is insane or seeing things we don’t, it doesn’t matter. We are always on her side and Virginia Madison creates empathy for a character that could be seen as a serial killer depending on your perspective. As for this release, it is the absolute definitive version to own. Any fan of Candyman can’t ask for a better looking and sounding version, and the Supplemental Material here is more than worth the price alone. This is without a doubt a Highly Recommended release for any horror fan, and Shout! Factory should be proud of what they have done here. 

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This gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead! When Helen Lyle hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for her thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can't really exist ... until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, grisly slayings. But the police don't believe in monsters, and charge Helen with the crimes. And the only one who can set her free is Candyman.

This Deluxe Limited Edition contains:

    The collector's edition Blu-Ray with slipcover
    A limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson
    A second slipcover — made exclusively for ShoutFactory.com — featuring newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
    A limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
    Early shipping to arrive two weeks before the national street date

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One could make the case that Candyman is the most underrated horror film of the 90’s. In a time where slasher films forced us into Freddy and Jason’s viewpoints, Candyman stands out as a true gem that subverts that very expectation with its constant protagonist viewpoint, never getting too cuddly with the villain of Candyman. Pair that with a shocking number of special features and a decent video and audio transfer, and I am left with no doubt that the Candyman Deluxe Limited Edition hangs the competition on his rusty hook and gives us a release that is Highly Recommended.

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You know what I miss? A good old-fashioned slasher villain. Whatever happened to Freddy and Jason? As a kid, I enjoyed the hell out of the slasher flicks that came out every October, but now they are very few and far between. We became too cuddly with our horror killers and neglected the victims. Instead of sympathizing with the victims, we were given a group of despicable people who were just meat for the grinder that would inevitably tear through them, which takes all suspense away from the film itself. But while Freddy was dying and Jason was going to hell, Candyman came out and largely got lumped into the same pile, when actually it deserved more credence than what it was given.

Based on the book written by Clive Barker, Virginia Madison stars as Helen Lyle. Helen and her friend Bernadette (Kasi Lemmones) are grad students who are determined to make their college thesis meaningful by basing it on a series of murders that happened in South Chicago. Murders shrouded with Urban Legends, such as that they were killed by the Candyman. According to legend, if you speak Candyman into a mirror five times, a mythical killer with a fishhook for a hand will gut you and leave you for dead. Of course, Helen and Bernadette don’t believe in such things, so they say the magical words and nothing happens. That is only because Candyman has something special in store for Helen that will change the rules of the myth forever.

Now Virginia Madison isn’t the greatest actress in Hollywood, but she does have enough cachet to elevate the material here, giving this film a strong core to lean on. I will admit she is pretty wooden, at first, as an overeager grad student. But once this plot gets rolling and she becomes the tortured soul this movie will make her out to be, she gives as nuanced a performance as any scream queen on the roster. It only takes once for Candyman to get into Helen’s mind, and from then on out, all the murders that take place involve her in some shape or form.  However, it is unclear whether Candyman is there, or if Helen is just going crazy and committing the acts of violence herself. Madison is excellent at convincing us of both theories while the script and direction by Bernard Rose never tip their hand as to what is fact and what is a hellish fever dream driven by a woman that just might be going mad.  Whichever reality it is, it puts us on Helen’s side, and that is a fete that very few horror films pull off. 

And who could blame Helen for going insane after seeing Candyman in the flesh? Tony Todd is genuinely frightening as the titular baddie. Forget the man's tall imposing stature, but his voice and how it’s enhanced is nightmarish, while at the same time oddly hypnotic. He is a creation that should go down in the pantheon of slashers like Freddy or Jason. In fact, I would say that the way in which this film is constructed makes it a more suspenseful and therefore engaging horror film than most slashers. Is Candyman real? Is he a manifestation of Helen’s broken psyche? It is pretty ambiguous throughout, and it is quite fascinating to see how far down that rabbit hole goes.

Besides a few minor issues I had with the odd relationship with Helen’s obviously scumbag husband and the performances in the first act, Candyman proves itself to be one of Clive Barker’s best adaptations. Helen’s descent into madness is played perfectly by Virginia Madison never revealing who or what Candyman truly is, if anything at all. At the same time, I didn’t care. Whatever the outcome, I was deeply sympathetic to her plight that almost seem predestined. Candyman stands out from the pack of early 90’s horror dreck, and could be in the same class as John Carpenter’s original Halloween at the top of the slasher genre. 

Vital Disc Stats: The Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray

Shout! Factory brings out all the stops with Candyman’s first (USA) trip to Blu-ray with slipcover-to-hardcover casing that displays brand new cover art that is worth the pickup alone. Like a lot of Scream Factory releases, the hardcover artwork is reversible, providing the original cover art we have all come to know as well. If you were to preorder this as a bonus it also includes a separate slipcover with new cover art, and a full-size poster. Enclosed lies a BD-50 Blu-ray for the original cut of the film, and a separate BD-50 Blu-ray that features the unrated version. Both versions go straight to the main menu without any trailers that let you navigate from there. 

This Deluxe Limited Edition contains:

  • The Collector's Edition Blu-Ray with slipcover
  • A limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson
  • A second slipcover — made exclusively for ShoutFactory.com — featuring newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
  • A limited edition 18" x 24" poster of the newly-designed art from artist Laz Marquez
  • Early shipping to arrive two weeks before the national street date

There is also a Collector's Edition -- which is exactly the same in terms of the discs -- available to purchase.

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Candyman has had a long road to Blu-ray, with this being its first outing here in the states (we previously reviewed a UK import). Boasting a new 4K scan of the film and a 2K DI, this MPE-4 AVC encode looks pretty damn good depending on what version you watch. To make matters complicated here, it seems the theatrical cut of the film was supervised by the DP of the film. As for the Unrated Cut of the film, even though it was put through the same process, it was not supervised by the DP and there are some small differences that I will discuss.

I am happy to report that whichever version you watch, this is a huge step up from the DVD copy I have had kicking around since the early 2000’s. Detail and clarity are strong here with the theatrical version getting the slight edge up. Grain haters beware, this was shot on 35mm with a shoestring budget so grain is heavy in both versions while only being intrusive on the Unrated Version. Closeups reveal detail in pores and freckles on faces, especially on Helen after she goes mad. Textures on environments are strong, with the apartment complex where Candyman resides being a high point featuring detail on the graffiti on the walls and the urban decay. The highlight for the entire transfer is the depth here. Specifically, when looking through the bloody hole in the wall into Candyman’s lair, foregrounds pop right out of the background and provide the kind of depth you see in some newer releases. Black levels remain deep and inky throughout, with only a handful of scenes where it becomes an issue.

Whether you pick the theatrical or unrated cut, you get a solid transfer that gives a nice update from the dated DVD with the supervised theatrical cut being more refined than the uncut version.

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Candyman slices and dices his way onto Blu-ray with a DTS-HD 5.1 track that is a welcome upgrade from its Dolby Digital counterpart previously on the DVD. Bass response is immediately a noticeable improvement, with the classic score hitting hard through the LFE Channel. Speaker separation gets a noticeable boost as well, with swarms of bees buzzing left to right creating a more immersive mix. This is a pretty front heavy track for the most part, though the score hits the surrounds when needed. I was a bit disappointed that even Tony Todd’s eerie voice wasn’t carried over to the surrounds. I would have liked to hear more from the surrounds, but what we do get widens the field of sound and opens up the room a bit from what feels smaller in comparison; for instance, Maximum Overdrive. Vocals are crisp and clear and at a decent volume. This is a decent audio track that with a little more time could have been even better. But for what it is, it’s still a leap forward from the Dolby Digital DVD track.

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Theatrical Disc

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Bernard Rose and Actor Tony Todd - You just can't go wrong with Tony Todd on a commentary track.  He and Rose delve deep into the lore and the changes the character of Candyman took throughout the production. It is stated that when all is said and done, the least we know about Candyman, the better for the audience to project their own fears onto him, and I couldn’t agree more.
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman – A interesting commentary where two horror writers and movie enthusiasts get together and discus their takes on Candyman, and provide some insight into the film's subtext. 
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bernard Rose, Author Clive Barker, Producer Alan Poul and Actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons – You won't find too many commentaries with the writers of the source material in them, but here he is, and it is all the better for it. Clive Barker bounces his original conception with the filmmakers, and all their differences make for a very unique commentary track.
  • Audio Commentary with Director Bernard Rose, Moderated by The Movie Crypt’s Adam Green and Joe Lynch – This commentary kind of feels like a retread of the second one, but featuring the actual director. However, they still have a whole lot of fun revisiting the film for what is definitely the lighter commentary track here.
  • Clive Barker: Raising Hell (SD, 10:46) – A intriguing doc that has Clive Barker discussing not just his inspiration for Candyman, but what inspired his entire career’s work. As someone who has never delved too deep into Barker’s work, I found this to be quite informative. 
  • Sweets to The Sweets: The Candyman Mythos (SD, 23:49) - The usual EPK doc extended a little longer with the actors and crew talking up the film.
  • The Heart of Candyman (HD, 7:07) – Tony Todd is absolutely gripping as he goes through what Candyman meant to him, and the differences between Candyman and other slashers. 
  • Theatrical Trailer (SD, 2:05)
  • TV Spots (SD, 1:36)
  • Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
  • Still Gallery
  • Original Script

Unrated Disc

  • Be My Victim (HD, 9:47) – This is the first new featurette here and unfortunately, it feels like a little bit of a retread.  But hey, at least we get more Tony Todd. He again talks about what the character means to him, and discloses an odd piece of trivia where he talks about the original conception of the character being an Eddie Murphy type.
  • It Was Always You, Helen (HD, 13:11) – Virginia Maddison takes the driver's seat as she talks about the experience she had playing such a tortured character. She went deep for this one, including working with the bees in the film. I've actually never heard Maddison talk about one of her films, and here she comes across very candid and enjoyable.
  • The Writing on The Wall: The Production Design of Candyman (HD, 6:22) – A short but interesting enough featurette where Production Designer Jane Ann Stewert talks about creating a sense of place in the film and giving it its own style.
  • Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX Of Candyman (HD, 8:02) – I always love learning how makeup artists do their thing, and here it is no different; they go deep into every blood spurting artery that was spilt.
  • A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” (HD, 18:39) – Douglas E. Winters is a fellow writer of Clive Barker’s and he goes over the differences between the short story and the screenplay. I usually don’t like when outside writers comment on other writers' films, but here he goes into such great detail, and is so unbiased, that it subverts my usual attitude and gave yours truly some enjoyment. 
  • Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman (HD, 20:41) – Writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes have a deep and lengthy discussion on the film and what makes it unique. From the ambiguity and racial politics, no stone is left unturned and we are left engaged throughout.
  • Reflections in The Mirror with Kasi Lemmons (HD, 9:48) – Another great interview where the actress shares her personal experiences with the film and expresses how underrated it is in the horror genre. What I found rather selfless about her is she spends just as much time talking about Virginia Madison and how good she is in the film.
  • A Kid in Candyman With Dejuan Guy (HD, 13:36) – Yet another great sit down with the person who played the little kid in the projects that befriends Helen. He talks about auditioning as a child actor and the struggles that brings, and jokes how at the time he didn’t have a clue what the film was about.

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Candyman is one of the most underrated horror films of all time, and without a doubt of the 90’s. In a time where we were asked to root for the killer rather than sympathize with the victim, Candyman never takes us away from Helen and her plight. Whether she is insane or seeing things we don’t, it doesn’t matter. We are always on her side and Virginia Madison creates empathy for a character that could be seen as a serial killer depending on your perspective. As for this release, it is the absolute definitive version to own. Any fan of Candyman can’t ask for a better looking and sounding version, and the Supplemental Material here is more than worth the price alone. This is without a doubt a Highly Recommended release for any horror fan, and Shout! Factory should be proud of what they have done here. 

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An inspiring drama that illustrates the anguish, brutality, and violence associated with drug dealers in a community which wants to protect its citizens from the epidemic.

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It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.

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Crazy Rich Asians is a crazy good romantic comedy that‘s funny, perceptive, emotional, appropriately over-the-top, and surprisingly substantive. It’s also beautifully filmed, briskly paced, and well acted by its top-notch Asian cast. Terrific video and audio transfers heighten the impact of this captivating film that comes highly recommended.

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What Black Panther did for superhero movies, Crazy Rich Asians does for romantic comedies. Proving once again that a diverse cast can effortlessly cross social, cultural, and (dare I say it?) prejudicial boundaries to become a runaway box-office blockbuster, director John M. Chu’s breath-of-fresh-air look at the lives, loves, conflicts, and bloated checkbooks of an insanely wealthy Chinese family has helped 2018 become arguably the most progressive year in Hollywood history. This breezy, nuanced, and visually arresting film is a flat-out blast from start to finish and injects newfound energy into what long has been an anemic genre.

When Nick Young (Henry Golding) asks his girlfriend Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an Asian-American university professor in New York City, to accompany him to his hometown of Singapore to attend the wedding of his best friend and meet his family, Rachel has no idea what’s in store for her. She also has no idea Nick‘s tight-knit clan is one of China's wealthiest...and he’s the heir apparent. Much like the Alice of Lewis Carroll’s famed fable, Rachel finds herself in a strange and fantastic Wonderland where everything isn’t exactly as it seems. She’s welcomed with open arms at first, but soon discovers a fair amount of anti-American prejudice pervades Nick’s social circle and family. His protective and possessive mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), worries the American Rachel isn’t a suitable match because her values and ideals are more shallow and selfish than theirs. She fears Rachel will alter Nick's perspective, take him away from his family obligations, and make him unable to fulfill his professional destiny.

Rachel is understandably intimidated, and as she struggles to fit in without caving in, she begins to question whether she wants - or can handle - an über-wealthy lifestyle and all the familial stress that goes with it. Meanwhile, Nick tries to become his own man and not bow to his mother’s wish that he give up Rachel and assume his duties as an upstanding Chinese son. Other subplots involving family and friends are woven into the narrative and help paint a textured portrait of a crazy rich - and sometimes just plain crazy - Asian society.

All the tried-and-true elements of romantic comedy are here - dewy young love, sexy actors, sassy sidekicks, exotic locales, a requisite amount of heartache, a fairy tale climax, and a heaping helping of glorious excess. Yet what sets Crazy Rich Asians apart from a plethora of forgettable rom-com cousins are its dimensional characters and a story that wears its substance on its sleeve. While Chu's film is steeped in good old-fashioned fun and zips along at a breakneck clip (there’s nary a dull moment in its two-hour running time), it never shies away from the real-life issues that threaten to sabotage the hero’s relationship with his strait-laced family and his happily-ever-after with his soul mate.

Crazy Rich Asians, first and foremost, is a smart, sophisticated, well-made movie that eclipses others in its class, and that - more than the exposure to and celebration of a foreign culture - is the basis of its appeal. Credit Chu and Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim’s excellent adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel with striking the right balance between style and substance, escapism, and reality. Of course the film extols Chinese culture (as well it should) and exposes us to its myriad charms (a depiction of a Singapore street feast looked so delectable I almost booked a flight on my iPhone during the film), but it's not afraid to spoof its goofier aspects, acknowledge and lampoon Asian stereotypes, or shine a beacon on the constrictive codes of duty, sacrifice, and honor that often corrode relationships and incite crises of character. It also incisively depicts social and economic prejudice and addresses the demanding nature of many Asian parents. Crazy Rich Asians may not be a complete warts-and-all portrait of the bonds and schisms of Chinese families, but the movie goes farther beneath the skin than 98% of other romcoms.

Though Asian films have always had an enthusiastic fan base that revels in the works of legendary director Akira Kurosawa and martial arts master Bruce Lee, Hollywood has been loath to embrace Asian culture on screen, preferring instead to relegate Asian actors to supporting roles and assimilate them into American plot lines. The breakout success of Crazy Rich Asians has hopefully shattered the last glass ceiling for Asian actors and the narratives that showcase them, as American filmgoers have shown they’re not as close-minded or judgmental as Tinseltown has long feared them to be. It's about time Hollywood honchos realize an intelligent story, dimensional and accessible characters, and technical craftsmanship are all any movie fan craves.

And Crazy Rich Asians checks all those boxes. The literate script produces the requisite amount of laughs, but it’s the humanity that oozes from almost every character - even the caricatures - that draws us in. The plot is also more plausible and relatable than most romantic comedies. Yes, it borrows some elements from other films and has a few holes, but overall, it’s tightly stitched. And boy, does Chu give his movie a slick, gorgeous look. Colors pop, the camera work is fluid and elegant, sets and costumes are out of this world, and an infectious creative energy infuses the entire enterprise. The result is a joyful depiction of an intoxicating culture that has skirted beneath the mainstream radar for far too long.

The cast is impeccable, too. Constance Wu perfectly embodies the wide-eyed Rachel, whose street savviness masks a surprising naïveté she must overcome - without compromising her principles - in order to keep her Prince Charming. And that Prince Charming is a role Henry Golding was born to play. As the dashing Nick, the heir to a mega-empire worth bajillions, Golding projects a disarmingly natural air and genuine sincerity that belie his character’s stature and make him instantly attractive to both women and men. Together, they are a truly golden couple who merit our investment and for whom we avidly and unashamedly root.

The breathtaking Gemma Chan shines as Nick's statuesque cousin Astrid, who seems to be made of ice, but is really as fragile as a porcelain doll, while the always outrageous Awkwafina (as Rachel's former college roommate) steals every scene in which she appears with her raucous brand of uninhibited, improvisational humor. Ken Jeong contributes his share of laughs, but isn’t on screen nearly enough, and Michelle Yeoh, who wowed us 18 years ago in the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, makes the strongest impression of all as Henry’s rigid mother who can’t quite release her precious son from the strangulating grasp of Chinese culture, tradition, and social mores. Yeoh douses the film’s bright aura with some necessary darkness, yet she somehow achieves a unique and captivating radiance.

Crazy Rich Asians is a bubbly cocktail with plenty of comic zing and even more heart. It’s also one of the most delightful and exhilarating movies of the year. Rarely do I look forward to sequels, but these characters are so rich (both literally and figuratively), I wouldn’t mind spending another few hours with them. And because America has embraced these awesome Asians with such fantastic fervor, it’s a pretty sure bet I’ll get my wish.

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

Crazy Rich Asians arrives on Blu-ray packaged in a standard case inside a sleeve. A standard-def DVD and leaflet containing a code to access the Movies Anywhere digital copy of the movie are tucked inside the front cover. Video codec is 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 and default audio is DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Once the disc is inserted into the player, previews for A Star Is Born and Ocean’s 8 precede the full-motion menu with music.

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Crazy Rich Asians is a bright, colorful, glamorous film, and its superior 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 transfer from Warner beautifully reflects those elements. Excellent clarity and contrast produce a crisp, vibrant image that draws us into the insane affluence that engulfs all the characters. Lush colors leap off the screen, bringing the opulent sets and cosmopolitan locations to brilliant life, while deep black levels provide the picture with welcome weight. Patterns are rock solid, background details are easy to discern, crush is largely absent, flesh tones are accurate and stable, and razor-sharp close-ups highlight fine facial features well. No dirt or noise mar the pristine source material, and the transfer’s silky smoothness makes this eye-candy presentation very yummy indeed.

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Romantic comedies don’t usually maximize the capabilities of multi-channel sound, but Crazy Rich Asians is a notable and glorious exception. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track often fires on all cylinders, providing a much-better-than-average surround experience. Any time there’s an opportunity for the rear speakers to become engaged they rise to the occasion. Most of the effects are subtle, but they’re noticeable nevertheless and produce an enveloping, immersive soundscape. Bass frequencies are also strong, the music selections exude both tonal brightness and depth, and all the dialogue is clear, well prioritized, and - for the most part - easy to comprehend. Distortion is absent and no other imperfections inhibit the power or dull the impact of this top-flight track.

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Just a few supplements are included on the disc.

  • Audio Commentary - Director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan sit down for a pleasant commentary that goes down easy, but isn’t quite as substantive as I might have liked. The pair shares a nice rapport, but the discussion focuses almost exclusively on the film and its production, and only briefly touches upon the narrative's larger cultural issues. Chu talks about his desire to emulate the style of old Hollywood movies and praises his actors and crew, while both men relate their personal connections to the story. They also note the differences between the novel and movie, relate some on-set anecdotes, and discuss the film’s visual style and upcoming sequels. Though far from essential, this commentary does take us behind the scenes of this ground-breaking production, and fans will certainly appreciate the insights.

  • Featurette: “Crazy Rich Fun” (HD, 7 minutes) - This breezy EPK touts the importance of the all-Asian cast and includes interviews with novelist Kevin Kwan, director Jon M. Chu, several of the actors, and a couple of crew members. Casting, locations, the impact of the book, and busting stereotypes are some of the topics covered in this briskly edited piece.

  • Deleted Scenes (HD, 12 minutes) - This collection of seven excised and extended scenes is actually better than most, providing several additional character beats and filling in a couple of plot holes.

  • Gag Reel (HD, 2 minutes) - More of a clowning-around reel than a true gag reel, this compendium of mugging and giggles provokes yawns instead of guffaws.

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Crazy Rich Asians is a crazy good movie - glitzy, colorful, romantic, funny, and surprisingly believable and substantive. Yes, it breaks ground with its all-Asian cast, but this stylish, seductive comedy tackles the intricacies of culture, family, and love with equal aplomb. Superior video and audio transfers distinguish Warner’s Blu-ray presentation, which also includes a few fluffy supplements. Without question, Crazy Rich Asians isn’t just the best romantic comedy of the year, it’s also the best romantic comedy in recent memory. It’s impossible not to fall in love with it.

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Fred Beckey is the legendary American "Dirtbag" mountaineer whose name is spoken in hushed tones around campfires. This rebel climber's pioneering ascents and lifestyle form an iconic legacy that continues to inspire generations.

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Art Mathews (Rick Lundgren) is a washed up drunk. He was a Las Vegas police officer. But after the murder of his wife, Helen, Art's attempt to find and bring the killer to justice ended with multiple incidents of police brutality for which Art was indefinitely suspended. Henry Falcon (Stephen Medvidick) is a driver and a serial killer with multiple personality disorder. The murder of Helen is officially unsolved, but clues from a dead call girl will lead back to Reggie (Lorenzo Lamas, star of Falcon Crest). Reggie manages an escort service, former manager of the dead call girl, and current manager of Henry's new obsession. Detective Hutchins (Jason James Richter, star of Free Willy) is Art's former partner and had been watching over him, but as Art gets closer, Hutchins loses control. Henry begins to break; his inner demons are unleashed; and the casualties begin to rise.

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Fanchon the Cricket, based on an adult fairy tale by George Sand, stars Mary Pickford as the title character, a strong-willed waif ostracized by acceptable society until she shows them the power of love and understanding. Directed by James Kirkwood and boasting exquisite cinematography by Edward Wynard, Fanchon the Cricket was filmed on location in Delaware Gap, Pennsylvania. A natural, sensual and uninhibited Pickford breaks through today s stereotype of her as the girl with the curls. It is also the only surviving film in which both siblings Jack Pickford and Lottie Pickford are featured alongside their sister.

Once believed to be a lost film, Fanchon the Cricket's restoration is the result of a unique international collaboration between the Mary Pickford Foundation, the Cinematheque Francaise and the British Film Institute. A new negative and 35MM prints were created from the restored digital version and are paired with a new, original score by Julian Ducatenzeiler and Andy Gladbach, comissioned by the Mary Pickford Foundation.

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From the producer of Your Name comes a beautifully-animated teenage drama with a sci-fi twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke are both enraptured by the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother's decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don't go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-colored ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether.

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A woman with no name teams up with a resourceful militiaman and a video store clerk-turned-wandering gunslinger to rescue a scientist who may hold the key to ridding the world of the undead. The Blu-ray edition features... High-def widescreen presentation of the movie; original trailer; two filmmaker commentary tracks - one with directors Chuck Hartsell and Chance Shirley, one with actors Catherine Kinsey, Michael Shelton, and Chris Hartsell; four short movies - “Bait,” “Alien Invasion USA,” “Transfers,” and “Monster Hunt With James and Kevin”; behind-the-scenes featurettes; English SDH subtitles. “For a Few Zombies More” is a post-apocalyptic adventure movie from the creators of cult favorite “Hide and Creep.”

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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to New York in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

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GARO Vanishing Line Part 1 contains anime episodes 1-12. Hang on to your seats for a gripping story unlike any other Garo adventure! Horrors teem in the shadows of Russel City, where something sinister has just awakened. Seeking to vanquish this darkness is Sword, the legendary knight in golden armor, with simple desires and a reputation for getting the job done. When a headstrong teen named Sophie comes along in search of her missing brother, she and Sword get caught in a twisted fate. Banding together, they chase their only clue—El Dorado. Special Features: Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers

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HIGH VOLTAGE is a mashup of genres combining horror, thriller, musical, and noir into a bloody and beautiful rock n' roll fantasy. Industry vet Keledjian, creator of Project Greenlight—no stranger to behind-the-scenes drama—also wrote the rocking soundtrack: "The script and the score are based on my experiences of living and working in Hollywood, and the scope and spectacle of film is the perfect vehicle to tell this story. SP Releasing just ‘got’ that, and is releasing it in theaters, which for me is a dream come true.”

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A captain of industry. A beggar. A motion capture performance artist. A horrific creature. A father. An accordionist. A hitman. A victim. A dying man. A lover. A family man. These are the "appointments" Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) must keep over the course of single day. He travels throughout Paris in his white limousine, transforming from character to character, plunging headlong into each part, accompanied only by his chauffer and confidant Céline (Édith Scob). His journey from life to life takes him on a ravishing, shape-shifting, fever dream of becoming, unraveling and starting all over again. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Leos Carax (Pola X, Boy Meets Girl), and featuring Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors is a genre-melding experience that encompasses monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, science fiction and fantasy.

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In honor of Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday, the Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive collection of his films ever released on home video. One of the most revelatory voices to emerge from the postwar explosion of international art-house cinema, Bergman was a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical and spiritual questions. The struggles of faith and morality, the nature of dreams, and the agonies and ecstasies of human relationships—Bergman's films range from comedies whose lightness and complexity belie their brooding hearts to groundbreaking formal experiments and excruciatingly intimate explorations of family life.

Arranged as a curated film festival with 'opening' and 'closing' nights bookending double features and 'centerpiece' programs, this selection spans six decades and thirty-nine films—including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life.

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema traces themes and images across Bergman’s career, blazing trails through the master’s unequaled body of work for longtime fans and newcomers alike.    

 
OPENING NIGHT:

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
Crisis (1946)
A Ship to India (1947)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
To Joy (1950)
Summer Interlude (1951)
Summer with Monika (1953)
Dreams (1955)
A Lesson in Love (1954)

CENTERPIECE ONE:

Scenes from a Marriage - Television version (1973) | U.S. theatrical version (1974)
Saraband (2003)
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Shame (1968)
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Fårö Document (1970)
Fårö Document 1979 (1979)
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Winter Light (1963)
The Silence (1963)
The Virgin Spring (1960)

CENTERPIECE TWO:

The Seventh Seal (1957)
The Devil's Eye (1960)
All These Women (1964)
Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
The Rite (1969)
The Magician (1958)
The Magic Flute (1975)
After the Rehearsal (1984)
The Touch (1971)
The Serpent's Egg (1977)

CENTERPIECE THREE:

Persona (1966)
Thirst (1949)
Port of Call (1948)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Waiting Women (1952)
Brink of Life (1958)
Autumn Sonata (1978)

CLOSING NIGHT:

Fanny and Alexander - Television version (1983) | Theatrical version (1982)

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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.

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K-ON! the Complete Collection Premium Box Set contains anime episodes 1-14 of Season 1, episodes 1-27 of Season 2, and K-ON! the Movie directed by Naoko Yamada and housed in a Collector's Chipboard Box along with 3 Booklets, 6 Guitar Picks, Vinyl Stickers, Characters Keychain, Enamel Pins, 6 Double Sided Art Cards and the Original Soundtrack. The Sakuragoaka Girls’ Academy curriculum traditionally focuses on the three “R”s of reading, writing and arithmetic, but Ritsu Tainaka wants to add two more “R”s: Rock and Roll! To do that, however, Ritsu has to save the Light Music Club from being shut down due to little problems like not having any other members or a faculty advisor. After strong-arming her best friend Mio into joining and convincing Tsumugi Kotobuki to make it a trio, Ritsu’s would-be rockers are soon only one talented guitarist short of the quartet they need for school approval. What they get, unfortunately, is Yui Hirasawa, who’s never held a guitar in her life, but she’s determined to learn! Will the school halls come alive with the sound of music? Find out as four outrageous girls band together in K-ON! the Complete Collection! Special Features: Clean Opening Animations (x2), Clean Closing Animations (x3), and Shorts (x16)

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Kevin Smith is anything but quiet in this new comedy special that was recorded an hour before his heart attack in February. Before he nearly died backstage, onstage he discusses his marriage, his kid and his work (or lack thereof).

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Recently released from prison, Jimmy (Jack Reynor) hopes to reconnect with his younger adopted brother, and estranged father (Dennis Quaid). But after a run-in with a vengeful criminal (James Franco), Jimmy and Eli become fugitives with one hope for survival: a metallic box from another dimension that transforms into a superpowered weapon and leads Eli to discover his true identity—a hero destined for greatness—in this thrilling action-adventure with a sci-fi twist. From the producers of Arrival and TV's "Stranger Things".

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Recently released from prison, Jimmy (Jack Reynor) hopes to reconnect with his younger adopted brother, and estranged father (Dennis Quaid). But after a run-in with a vengeful criminal (James Franco), Jimmy and Eli become fugitives with one hope for survival: a metallic box from another dimension that transforms into a superpowered weapon and leads Eli to discover his true identity—a hero destined for greatness—in this thrilling action-adventure with a sci-fi twist. From the producers of Arrival and TV's "Stranger Things".

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LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE tells the inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices when it comes to man’s best friend. This Blu-ray includes 5.1 surround sound, stereo and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired.

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Mary Pickford plays a tomboy of the tenements in this comedy drama, which she also wrote. Filmed over ten weeks, Little Annie Rooney was shot entirely on a set created by art director John D. Schulze at the Pickford Fairbanks Studio. Co-starring William Haines and a wide-ranging, multi-ethnic cast, Little Annie Rooney met with huge critical and commercial success upon its original release, proving fans and critics alike wanted the then 33-year old Mary to stay a child forever.

Created from the original tinted nitrate print in Mary Pickford s personal collection at the Library of Congress, Little Annie Rooney was preserved photochemically by the Academy Film Archive. A new 35mm preservation master was then scanned at 4K high definition so that the Mary Pickford Foundation, in cooperation with AMPAS, could create a digital version to perfectly match the original nitrate tints and tones. Andy Gladbach composed a new, original soundtrack for the film, which features a 12 piece orchestra, including three percussionists.

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From the director of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Miss Congeniality, People’s Choice Awards nominee Emma Roberts and Golden Globe® nominee Hayden Christensen (2001, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Life as a House) star in the heartwarming romantic comedy Little Italy.

Alyssa Milano, Oscar® nominee Danny Aiello (1989, Best Supporting Actor, Do the Right Thing), and two-time Golden Globe® winner Jane Seymour (1996, Best Television Actress – Drama Series, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”; 1982, Best Actress – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, “East of Eden”) also star in this “cute, feel-good” (Hypable) comedy about two lifelong pals whose romance is threatened by their families’ rival pizzerias.


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Season Six of Longmire finds Sheriff Walt Longmire, deputies Vic Moretti and The Ferg, best friend Henry Standing Bear and daughter Cady facing personal and professional crises. Walt's job and home are under threat from a powerful, unscrupulous lawyer. Vic must decide what to do about her secret pregnancy. The Ferg struggles to balance a new relationship with his commitment to duty. Henry is a target, and Cady's loyalty is torn. With their world in turmoil, Walt and everyone he cares about must make the most difficult decision of their lives. Is it time to pack it in? Or is it time to fight? The final 10 episodes of the suspenseful, action-packed series build to a dramatic finish under the wide-open, wild skies of Absaroka County.

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Argentinean Gonzalo Calzada directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil spectacularly collide. Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a  world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

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MAKING THE GRADE invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own particular goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades. This is a story of the trans-formative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade.

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Myriad Colors Phantom World contains anime episodes 1-13 and an OVA. When people become capable of seeing “phantoms”, trouble begins brewing from the few creatures looking to cause mischief. Luckily, people like Haruhiko Ichijo have special abilities to face them. Together with the vivacious Mai and his fairy-phantom companion, they take on the danger born from the human mind. But their team needs a lot of work and some fresh new faces to be successful! Special Features: Episode 7 Commentary"Limitless Phantom World" 1-7, Web Previews, Promo Video & Commercial Collection, Textless Opening & Closing Song, Trailers

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Aaron Davis is accused of murder and incarcerated for a crime he swears that he did not commit. His son Jalen is forced to grow up on the streets of Los Angeles without the guidance of a father and primarily raised by his mother Shala and Grandmother Camilla. Jalen finds himself in hot water with his life at risk after his friend Diggy decides to partner with one of the biggest drug dealers in the city leaving a large debt to be recouped. Everything seems to turn around when Aaron is reminded to put his faith in God first and use the power of prayer to help solve his problems. Will Aaron find a way to prove his innocents and save his son's life before it is too late?

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Director-producer Stanley Kramer’s hugely entertaining action-drama, Oklahoma Crude (1973), stars Faye Dunaway as an independent wildcatter during the pre-World War I oil boom, and George C. Scott as a rough-and-tumble oil field drifter who signs on to help her fight the depredations of a big conglomerate (represented, fiendishly, by Jack Palance) bent on taking her well away. John Mills is also on hand as Dunaway’s n’er-do-well dad, and the great Henry Mancini provides the music, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

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Legendary Toei director Teruo Ishii tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan's prosperous Genroku era in this bloody follow-up to his sexploitation classic Shogun's Joy of Torture, and the fourth entry in Toei's abnormal love film series. Ishii's politically incorrect moral lessons paint a trio of tales of tragic heroines caught up in violence, sadomasochism, incest and torture.

Told in anthology style by an impassive physician (Teruo Yoshida), the first story follows Oito (Masumi Tachibana), an innocent young girl deceived by a handsome yakuza and sold into prostitution who finds herself in a doomed love affair with the man who brought her to ruin. The tale of Ochise (Mitsuko Aoi) is about the daughter of a rich merchant whose insatiable appetite for filth and perversion draws her deeper into violence, darkness and betrayal. Finally, the story of Omitsu (Miki Obana) follows a sadistic lord (Asao Koike) whose eye is caught one day by a beautiful member of his harem who shares his strange taste for pain and blood, but who holds a secret of her own that will destroy his entire household.

A stylistic about-face from the director's prior work for Toei on the successful Abashiri Prison action series starring Ken Takakura, Ishii's erotic films grew increasingly shocking, violent and strange, and Orgies of Edo finds him combining period film detail with carnivalesque grotesquerie to create his own particular vision of love and sex. This landmark ero-guro film allowed Ishii to experiment with elements that would later show up in his masterpieces Horrors of Malformed Men and Blind Woman's Curse, including the participation of sideshow performers and butoh dancer Tatsumi Hijikata.

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Foster child Shelly (Alexa Nisenson) runs away from home and stays the night in a nearby barn. In the morning wolves attack and kill a mother horse--leaving an orphaned horse behind. Ben Crowley (Jon Voight) recognizes the bond between the runaway and the young horse and offers her a place to stay in exchange for her help in training the fiery foal.

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The final chapter in the wildly successful Outrage trilogy.

Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle among the top echelons of the Hanabishi. When eventually Chang's life is endangered, devoted yakuza Otomo returns to Japan to settle things once and for all.

Bonus features include Outrage Offstage Making-Of Documentary, and 'Beat' Takeshi Trailers.

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Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers continues the legacy begun by Pioneers of African-American Cinema, equally ambitious in scale, and every bit as historically significant. Presented in association with the Library of Congress (and drawing from the collections of other world-renowned film archives), Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers is the largest commercially-released video collection of films by women directors, focusing on American films made between 1911 and 1929 -- a crucial chapter of our cultural history.
 
Featuring 2K and 4K restorations of more than 50 films, including features, shorts and fragments, this collection includes more than 25 hours of material, not only showcasing the work of these under-appreciated filmmakers, but also illuminating the gradual changes in how women directors were perceived (and treated) by the Hollywood establishment. Included are films by such pioneering filmmakers as Ruth Ann Baldwin ('49-'17), Grace Cunard (The Purple Mask), Dorothy Davenport (Linda, The Red Kimona), Alice Guy-Blaché (Algie the Miner, The Little Rangers, Matrimony's Speed Limit, The Ocean Waif), Zora Neale Hurston (ethnographic films), Cleo Madison (Eleanor's Catch), Frances Marion (The Song of Love), Alla Nazimova (Salome), Mabel Normand (Caught in a Cabaret, Mabel's Blunder), Ida May Park (Bread), Nell Shipman (Back to God's Country), Lois Weber (Hypocrites, Suspense, Scandal, Where Are My Children?), Elsie Jane Wilson (The Dream Lady), Marion E. Wong (The Curse of Quon Gwon), and many more.

By showcasing the ambitious, inventive films from the golden age of women directors, we can get a sense of what was lost by the marginalization of women to "support roles" within the film industry.

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Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn star as the legendary lovers Robin Hood and Maid Marion, who reunite twenty years after their first meeting. Now the mother superior of a nunnery, Marion finds herselfdrawn to a somewhat less agile Robin Hood when he returns from a lengthy Crusade in the Holy Lands.

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One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, in landmark performances) skip town by donning drag and joining an all-female band en route to Miami. The charm of the group’s singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her bombshell powers) leads them ever further into extravagant lies, as Joe assumes the persona of a millionaire to woo her and Jerry’s female alter ego winds up engaged to a tycoon. With a whip-smart script by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, and sparking chemistry among its finely tuned cast, Some Like It Hot is as deliriously funny and fresh today as if it had just been made.

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Some Like It Hot represents the pinnacle of movie comedy, and this Criterion edition honors Billy Wilder’s iconic farce like no other home video release before it. With a brand new 4K restoration that further ignites an already frenetic film and a host of absorbing supplements, this marvelous Blu-ray rendering beautifully captures the near-perfect work of Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. It’s a must-own release and an essential disc for every film lover.

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The joke is an old one. Desperate men put on a dress, slip into high heels, slather their faces with pancake makeup, and talk in falsetto tones to try and fool the establishment, beat the system, or dodge a rap. Hollywood can’t get enough of it, and for decades, Tinseltown has recycled and refashioned the premise until it’s become a tired cliché. Yet the best cross-dressing comedies don’t just rely on the inherent outrageousness of what is essentially a lowbrow burlesque gag; they make statements about sexual roles, male-female equality, and personal acceptance. And the best of the best of gender-bending farces is undeniably Some Like It Hot.

Packed with memorable lines, hilarious situations, and a deceptively high degree of insight, director Billy Wilder’s captivating classic continues to charm audiences 60 years after it was first released. Because Wilder and co-writer I.A.L. Diamond set their zany tale in a nostalgic era - the roaring 1920s - the film doesn’t have to fit the constraints of any contemporary context. Instead, it can concentrate on the timeless interactions and misunderstandings between men and women, as well as their often warped perceptions of each other. It’s a clever conceit that keeps the movie wonderfully fresh, no matter how many times we’ve seen it.

The story of two down-on-their-luck Chicago musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who unwittingly witness the bloody St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, then masquerade as women and join an all-female band in a frantic attempt to escape the wrath of a vengeful mob kingpin (George Raft) is just a setup for a surprisingly frank examination of sexual and gender psychology. Before the guys can get comfortable in their pumps and undergarments, they meet the bubbly, jiggly, and oh-so-blonde Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), the band’s lead singer and every man’s fantasy girl. And while both men are attracted to Sugar like flies to honeycombs, they become her best bosom gal pals and in turn see the vulnerability and insecurities that make her human.

The dilemma then becomes do they exploit what they learn about Sugar as women and use it to their advantage as men to get her in the sack? Joe (Curtis) initially does, masquerading a second time as Sugar’s fantasy guy, a rich, bespectacled yachtsman with a Cary Grant accent and inferiority complex. Meanwhile, Jerry (Lemmon) takes his feminine role too seriously, summoning his inner gold-digger and leading on dirty old millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown), who’s unabashedly smitten with Jerry’s sassy alter ego, Daphne. What will happen when Sugar finds out her Mr. Right is really her best girlfriend who isn’t really a girl at all but a wolf in sheep’s stockings? And what will happen when Osgood discovers the dreamy Daphne is a baritone with a beard?

As the film’s hilarious last line so perceptively points out, nobody’s perfect, and that really is the point of what may seem to some like a pointless comedy. We’re all a jumble of inconsistencies, aberrations, quirks, and fetishes, and who the hell really cares! We’re people. We’re silly, we’re messy, we’re weird. But we’re all wonderful in our own way. Wilder presents this viewpoint with an intoxicating vivacity and a tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Everything is just outrageous enough to be funny, but there’s always an underlying reality, and that’s what makes the movie resonate and endure.

On top of that, it’s pretty darn risqué for a film made in 1959. Sexual allusions - both straight and gay - abound, and several scenes exude a palpable degree of heat. That should be expected for a movie titled Some Like It Hot and starring arguably the world’s most iconic sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. The titillation, though, has a purpose, and Monroe, with a delightful lack of abandon, both celebrates and lampoons her sultry image. Like everything in the movie, it’s an angle, a ruse, and when Sugar shows us her inner dimensions, we see Marilyn’s, too. Both women use their sexuality, but it’s not who they are. And both are objects of desire who desire to be wanted for what’s underneath their beautiful skin.

Curtis and Lemmon rightfully receive the lion’s share of praise for their broad, supremely funny dual portrayals. Both nail their respective parts and seem to be having just as much of a blast as we are. Yet Monroe, who was often considered a dumb blonde and perfectly portrays one here, should not be overlooked or dismissed. Though elements of the Monroe persona exist in Sugar, Marilyn fleshes out (pardon the pun) the character, imbuing her with copious warmth and tenderness and a doe-eyed naïveté that’s irresistible. Monroe was under tremendous strain during shooting - she was pregnant (and would tragically suffer a miscarriage two weeks after production wrapped), her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller was beginning to crumble, and her innate insecurities and dependence on prescription drugs made it difficult for her to keep up with the rigors of filming - yet rarely does she seem more natural or carefree on camera. Her inextinguishable luminosity casts a glow over the movie and lends it essential humanity. In an ocean of caricatures and disguises, she’s the real thing.

Wilder, who directed her in The Seven Year Itch, brings out her best, and his impeccable sense of comic timing, appreciation of the absurd, masterful pacing, and supreme ability to implant nuggets of truth in a farcical morass help him transform this merry mélange of madcap mayhem into cinematic art. Joe E. Brown’s memorable closing quip, “Nobody’s perfect,” remains all too true, but in the annals of screen comedy, Some Like It Hot comes closer than most to achieving that elusive and lofty distinction.

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

The Criterion edition of Some Like It Hot arrives on Blu-ray packaged in a standard Criterion case. A fold-out, 12-page booklet featuring an essay by Sam Wasson, cast and crew credits, transfer notes, and a collection of black-and-white scene publicity stills are tucked inside the front cover. Video codec is 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 and audio is LPCM mono. Once the disc is inserted into the player, the static menu with music immediately pops up; no previews or promos precede it.

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The liner notes state this brand-new 4K restoration of Some Like It Hot was struck from the 35 mm original camera negative, with some scenes that were missing from that negative taken from a 35 mm duplicate negative and a 35 mm fine grain positive. The result is a stunning presentation that lifts this classic film to new heights. Grain is evident, but it’s beautifully resolved, maintaining the feel of celluloid. Excellent clarity helps the film achieve a new degree of immediacy, but contrast is the biggest asset here, as rich blacks constantly play off crisp whites like the sandy beach, Monroe’s terry cloth robe, Curtis’s bubble bath, and Monroe’s platinum hair. The grays in between are varied enough to bring out background details and make the day-for-night scenes look realistic. Other home video versions of Some Like It Hot look overly bright and washed out, but this transfer embraces the lushness of Charles Lang’s cinematography. A few scenes exhibit a bit of crush, but it never overwhelms the image, and nary a nick or scratch dots the pristine print. Without a doubt, this is the best Some Like It Hot has ever looked, making this Criterion restoration definitely worthy of an upgrade.

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According to the liner notes, “the original monaural soundtrack was remastered from the 35 mm magnetic track.” The LPCM presentation is clear and well modulated, and free of any age-related hiss, pops, or crackles. Atmospherics like howling wind and sonic accents like gunfire, sirens, and the iconic puffs of steam that bounce off Monroe’s derrière are all crisp and distinct. Excellent fidelity and tonal depth enhance Monroe’s musical numbers, although a slight bit of distortion afflicts the opening bars of ‘Running Wild.’ The jazzy music score by Adolph Deutsch sounds appropriately bold and brassy, and all the priceless dialogue is easy to understand.

The previous Blu-ray release of Some Like It Hot included a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that only occasionally widened the soundscape. Though the scope of this mono track is limited, it’s authentic to the film and serves it well.

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Criterion packs on the extras for this iconic comedy, importing almost all the supplements from the previous Blu-ray edition (with the exception of the audio commentary and expendable “Virtual Hall of Memories”) and adding some great new material and vintage interviews. For a look at the imported extras from the 2011 Blu-ray release, click here; for a rundown of the exclusive Criterion content, read on.

  • Audio Commentary with film scholar Howard Suber featuring remarks from actor Jack Lemmon - In this engaging and informative commentary recorded in 1989 for the laserdisc edition of Some Like It Hot, film scholar Howard Suber provides a structural analysis of the film, discusses the building blocks of comedy and different styles of humor, and examines the brilliance of Billy Wilder’s direction. Yet his most insightful and moving comments pertain to Marilyn Monroe, whom he analyzes with acute perception. Remarks from Jack Lemmon extracted from an interview he did with Suber for the commentary are interspersed throughout and provide a valuable perspective.

  • Costumes by Orry-Kelly (HD, 19 minutes) - Costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and archivist Larry McQueen salute the great and underrated Orry-Kelly and his distinctive style. In addition to Some Like It Hot, the duo examines the designer’s contributions to Auntie Mame and other films, as well as his fashion philosophy.

  • Vintage Billy Wilder Interview (HD, 56 minutes) - Utterly fascinating is the best way to describe this lively, revealing interview that was broadcast over two nights in mid-January 1982 on Dick Cavett’s PBS talk show. Wilder covers a wide range of topics, including life in decadent Berlin during the 1920s, the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany in the early 1930s, directing such classics as Sunset Boulevard and Some Like It Hot, and his intimate experiences with such legends as Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Sigmund Freud, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Raymond Chandler. Anyone who admires Wilder and his movies should not miss this absorbing, entertaining one-on-one chat.

  • Vintage Jack Lemmon Interview (HD, 10 minutes) - In this interview excerpt from a 1988 French television program, an animated Lemmon talks about his experiences working with Monroe, the perfection of the Some Like It Hot script, how fear often makes him accept challenging parts, and his approach to playing a man trying to pass himself off as a woman.

  • Vintage Marilyn Monroe Radio Interview (9 minutes)  - It’s always a treat to hear Marilyn Monroe talk about her life, and this interview with host Dave Garroway, broadcast on June 12, 1955 - just after Monroe moved permanently to New York City - finds the star in especially good form. Monroe, who sounds relaxed and happy, discusses her acting ambitions (she would soon begin intensive classes at Lee Strasberg’s Actor’s Studio), love of Brooklyn, loss of privacy, and the pros and cons of being a sex symbol.

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Cross-dressing comedies come and go, but Some Like It Hot has remained the sub-genre’s high water mark for 60 years. Often imitated but never equaled, Billy Wilder’s iconic farce is a masterwork from start to finish, thanks to its impeccable direction, perfectly constructed script, top-flight production values, and wonderful performances. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon make a dynamite trio, and their work is as fresh today as it was six decades ago. Criterion finally gives this Hollywood classic the restoration it has long deserved, and the stunning video transfer will dazzle new and seasoned fans alike. Solid mono audio and a marvelous collection of new, vintage, and recycled supplements enhance this superior presentation. Must Own.

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Space Patrol Luluco contains episodes 1-13 of the anime directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi. Luluco’s dad has been frozen in a block of ice, and there’s only one way for this middle schooler to pay for the treatment—by taking his place in the Space Patrol! It’s a total pain, until she gets partnered with some perfect crush material, a.k.a. the handsome Nova from outer space. After her hometown of Ogikubo gets sucked into a black hole, it’s up to Luluco and a bunch of weirdos to track it down. Special Features: Textless Closing Song, Trailers

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Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe, John Wick), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane, Man of Steel). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Paré, Bad Moon) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan, The Dark Half). Joined by Ellen's manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.

This cult favorite features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by The Blasters and The Fixx. Directed by cult filmmaker Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.), Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.

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Kate's got everything she wants. Her husband her baby, but just a few months to live. Sunshine, a true story, based on the journals of a young wife and mother diagnosed with terminal cancer, was originally a Made-for-Television Docu-Drama and aired on CBS November 9th, 1973.

It was the most watched Television Film in history and its emotional impact still resonates to this day. Directed by Joseph Sargent and Produced by George Eckstein it features an iconic soundtrack with words and music by John Denver.

Redwind Productions went back to the original film elements to create a 4K DPX scan, fully restoring the film to its original aspect ratio for presentation in the stunningly superior Blu-Ray Master format. This is a lost treasure, as movies go, and Redwind Productions are privileged to have the opportunity to bring this poignant, beautiful motion picture to home video for the very first time in any format.

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In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

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Set in a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by murderous gangs divided into deadly factions, Nina (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Tyler Hoechlin) race desperately across the lawless countryside in search of safety. As one depraved group narrows their search for the couple, they must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.

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In the mood for a movie that swings like no other? The Glenn Miller Story is here to take the stage!

Screen legend James Stewart and America's Sweetheart June Allyson star in this delightful tribute to one of the world's most cherished bandleaders and composers, charting Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and fortune as the man whose music would define the ever-quickening pulse of the 1940s.

The toe-tapping score serenades you with original Miller music, performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and a fantastic line-up of musical guests, including Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Frances Langford, and The Modernaires. Vibrantly directed by Anthony Mann (El Cid), The Glenn Miller Story is a dynamic big-band biopic nominated for three 1954 Academy Awards® – Best Screenplay, Best Score, and Best Sound Recording [winner]!

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Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and a marriage to Clay, a wealthy physician (Bill Pullman). But everything isn't enough for Bridget, who persuades her husband to make dirty deals on prescription drugs and then runs with the profit. Now incognito in a mid-American small town. Bridget draws a naive local, Mike Swale (Peter Berg) into a smoldering affair.

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A biting black comedy, THE LAST SUPPER details the lives of five grad students who suddenly murder a bigoted, ultra right-wing dinner guest and then decide to rid society of its most offensive members. Featured in cameos as the reprehensible victims are Bill Paxton, Charles Durning, Jason Alexander and Ron Perlman.

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Contains:

The Girl in Black Stockings (1957)

A party girl is murdered, and everyone in a Utah motel is a suspect. Directed by Howard W. Koch (Big House, U.S.A.) and co-starring Anne Bancroft (The Graduate), Lex Barker (Tarzan's Peril) and Marie Windsor (The Killing). 

Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (1959)

In Las Vegas, a group of criminals plan to rob an armored truck hauling casino loot to the bank. Directed by Edward L. Cahn (Invisible Invaders) and co-starring Lee Van Cleef (Sabata), Gerald Mohr (The Angry Red Planet) and Paul Fix (El Dorado).

Vice Raid (1959)

A prostitution syndicate sends one of their callgirls (Van Doren) to New York City to frame a police officer. Once again directed by Cahn and co-starring Brad Dexter (99 River Street), Richard Coogan (Three Hours to Kill) and Barry Atwater (TV's The Outer Limits).

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In this thriller, set in France, Donald Houston is a man sentenced to life imprisonment in an insane asylum after murdering the man who raped his daughter, Annette. Several years later, Geoff Farrell, a traveling American artist, is seduced by Annette's stepmother, who convinces him to help with her husbands escape. After the escape, the countryside has a reign of terror.

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The Morose Mononokean contains episodes 1-13 of the anime directed by Akira Iwanaga. Ashiya Hanae’s life is turned upside down when he’s possessed by a yokai! His only help comes in Abeno Haruitsuki, a handsome young man known as the “Master of the Mononokean.” But his aid comes at a price, one that has Ashiya working as his assistant to pay it off! Can they stop bickering with each other long enough to help the yokai trapped in this world? Special Features: Textless Opening & Closing Songs, Trailers

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There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set… Do Not Attempt To Adjust The Picture… We Are Controlling Transmission... The entire second season – 17 Episodes – You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever; a compendium of portals into worlds unknown.

A five-disc set that controls over 15 hours of transmission from the 1964-1965 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to The Outer Limits! Guest stars include William Shatner, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Duvall, Robert Culp, Eddie Albert, Patrick O'Neal, Dabney Coleman, Robert Webber, Lloyd Nolan, James Sikking, Ted Knight, Michael Ansara, Marianna Hill, Tim O'Connor, Skip Homeier, James Doohan, Warren Stevens, Grant Williams, Dewey Martin, Michael Constantine, Ted de Corsia, Mary Murphy and Mark Richman.

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Get ready for The Prince and the Nature Girl, an entertaining nudist play by the American cult director Doris Wishman, is waiting for you. We recreated the worldwide lost American original dubbing with American voice actors in the U.S. according to the original dialogues found at the New York State censor board. So now you can enjoy this adorable fairy tale in its original version again, just as the director intended.

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Follow Dean & Darren as they struggle to get hitched at the Rainbow Bridge Motel, the self proclaimed, #1 gay wedding destination in Niagara Falls!

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That superb chronicler of youthful disaffection, director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause, They Live by Night), brings us the ultimate rebel in The True Story of Jesse James (1957). Robert Wagner stars as the notorious outlaw, Jeffrey Hunter as brother Frank, Hope Lange as wife Zee, and Agnes Moorehead as Mother James. Shot in CinemaScope™ by the one and only Joseph MacDonald (My Darling Clementine).

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Raúl Ruiz's most ambitious literary adaptation and considered his greatest cinematic achievement. An Official Selection at both the Cannes and New York Film Festivals and starring an outstanding cast of international film stars, including Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Emmanuelle Beart, and Vincent Perez, Ruiz's Time Regained distills all of Marcel Proust's iconic In Search of Lost Time into a single epic feature. Lovingly restored and remastered by Le Petit Bureau with support from the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image anime (CNC, France) and enriched by stellar performances, Time Regained is a gorgeous, meticulously crafted spectacle (Jack Matthews, New York Daily News).

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Specially priced box set of legendary Japanese director/actor and two-time Palme d'Or nominee, Takeshi Kitano's early work. Includes acclaimed releases of Violent Cop, Boiling Point and Hana-bi (Fireworks).

The box set includes 3 individual Blu Ray packages featuring Collector's Edition art by Benjamin Marra, the influential comic creator, commissioned exclusively for the Blu Ray/DVD re-release of Violent Copand Boiling Point, as well as a slew of bonus features on each disc.

Bonus Features include: Violent Cop 20-minute featurette, That Man Is Dangerous: The Birth of Takeshi Kitano; original Violent Cop trailer; new Violent Cop HD re-release trailer; Boiling Point 20-minute featurette, Okinawa Days: Takeshi's Second Debut; Original Boiling Point trailer; Hana-Bi Commentary by film writer for Rolling Stone magazine, David Fear; Hana-Bi Making-of featurette.

Package includes: Violent Cop and Boiling Point Collector's Booklet, featuring film essay by Tom Vick, the Asian film Curator for the Freer and Sackler Galleries (The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art); cast and crew credits; Hana-Bi Collector's Booklet, featuring essay by film writer, Jasper Sharp; chapter breaks; stills.

Violent Cop:
In his explosive directorial debut Japanese renaissance man-cum-comedian-extraordinaire Takeshi Beat Kitano plays vicious rogue homicide Detective Azuma who takes on a sadistic crime syndicate only to discover widespread internal corruption in the police force. Facing criminal charges for his unorthodox Dirty Harry type methods, Azuma finds himself caught in a web of betrayal and intrigue that sends him on a bloody trail of vengeance. But when his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma's tactics escalate towards an apocalyptic climax.

Boiling Point: Ono Masahiko is an unlucky gas station attendant who belongs to a losing junior baseball team. When the local yakuza threaten and capture his coach, he and a friend get more than they bargained for when they travel to Okinawa seeking revenge. This is the second feature film from renowned action auteur Takeshi Beat Kitano.

Hana-Bi (Fireworks): Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop's widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness. A highly original crime drama written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano.

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NEW audio commentary with director Jamie Blanks, producer Michael McDonnell, assistant Edgar Pablos, moderated by author Peter M. Bracke
[1] => Audio Commentary with director Jamie Blanks, writer Silvio Horta and actor Michael Rosenbaum
[2] => Theatrical Trailer
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[5] => NEW Extended interviews from the eight-part documentary
[6] => Archival Making of Featurette
[7] => Gag Reel
[8] => Deleted Scene
[9] => TV Spots
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When New England college student Natalie (Alicia Witt, TV’s The Exorcist) finds herself at the center of a series of sadistic murders seemingly inspired by urban legends, she resolves to find the truth about her school’s own legend: a twenty-five-year-old story of a student massacre at the hands of an abnormal Psych professor. As the fraternities prepare to celebrate the macabre anniversary, Natalie discovers that she is the focus of the crazed killer’s intentions in the ultimate urban legend: the unfolding story of her own horrific murder.

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NEW The Legend Continues: Urban Legends: Final Cut including interviews with producers Gina Matthews, Michael McDonnell, executive producers Nick Osborne, Brad Luff, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, writer Silvio Horta, actors Loretta Devine and Rebecca Gayheart
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[2] => Audio Commentary with director John Ottman
[3] => Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director John Ottman
[4] => Vintage Making of Featurette
[5] => Gag Reel
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The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in Urban Legends: Final Cut, the suspenseful follow-up to the smash hit Urban Legend.

At Alpine University, someone is determined to win the best film award at any cost - even if it means eliminating the competition. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. Urban Legends: Final Cut is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the shocking climax. Starring Jennifer Morrison (Stir of Echoes), Matthew Davis (Tigerland), Joseph Lawrence (TV's Blossom), Anthony Anderson (Me, Myself & Irene), Hart Bochner (Die Hard) and Loretta Devine (from the original Urban Legend).

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Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

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Good weather for a hanging. Billy the Kid's outlaw ingrates are penned like sows in a Lincoln County pit and the Kid is strapped in a nearby hotel. But the hangman will go home disappointed tonight. Billy cleverly breaks himself - then his gang - free. One of the West's greatest legends lives to ride another day.

Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips and Christian Slater saddle up for Young Guns II, featuring Jon Bon Jovi's Oscar - nominated and Golden Globe Award - winning Best Original Song Blaze of Glory. By 1879, the Lincoln County Wars have ended but bad blood endures. Billy and his men look to Mexico for haven - if they can elude Billy's one-time friend, pursuing sheriff Pat Garrett (William Petersen).

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After her unforgettable rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on "American Idol" in 2006, Katharine McPhee catapulted to instant stardom. Further propelling her success was the hit single “Over It” from her 2007 chart-topping debut album. McPhee’s talents also extended to acting, which she put to good use in two popular television series, "Smash" and "Scorpion," and she is no stranger to PBS specials, having guested on "Foster and Friends" and "Chris Botti in Boston." In this jazz-filled installment of "Soundstage," McPhee gets the spotlight to herself (with a little help from her friends David Foster, Eric Benet, and Frederic Yonnet) performing selections from her fifth studio album, "I Fall In Love Too Easily." Audiences across America will fall in love very easily with this "Soundstage" performance.

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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead is The Grateful Dead’s first official career-spanning documentary. Includes never-before-seen live performance footage woven with intimate interviews from surviving band members and insiders, and, of course,deadheads, executive producer Martin Scorsese and award-winning director Amir Bar-Lev deliver an enthralling 4-hour narrative of theDead’s ‘long strange’ journey. A must-have for anydeadhead or rock-doc enthusiast.

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Voodoo Lounge Uncut presents for the first time the full, unedited show filmed on November 25th 1994 at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium. Originally directed by the legendary David Mallet, this new version features 10 performances omitted from its previous release in the 90s, and the full show is now presented in its original running order. With its ahead-of-its-time cyberworld staging, guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray and Bo Diddley, and a setlist combining classic tracks with (then) new material from the Voodoo Lounge album, this phenomenal show can now be enjoyed as originally intended. As an added bonus, all visual formats feature five tracks from an earlier date on the Voodoo Lounge Tour that weren't performed in Miami - making this the definitive record of The Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge Tour. BONUS PERFORMANCES FROM GIANTS STADIUM, NEW JERSEY 1. Shattered 2. Out Of Tears 3. All Down The Line 4. I Can't Get Next To You 5. Happy Track Listing: Disc 1 [Blu-Ray] 1. Whoopi Goldberg Intro 2. Not Fade Away 3. Tumbling Dice 4. You Got Me Rocking 5. Rocks Off 6. Sparks Will Fly 7. Live With Me< 8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 9. Beast Of Burden 10. Angie 11. Dead Flowers 12. Sweet Virginia 13. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 14. It's All Over Now 15. Stop Breakin' Down Blues 16. Who Do You Love? 17. I Go Wild 18. Miss You 19. Honky Tonk Women 20. Before They Make Me Run 21. The Worst 22. Sympathy For The Devil 23. Monkey Man 24. Street Fighting Man 25. Start Me Up 26. It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It) 27. Brown Sugar 28. Jumpin' Jack Flash Disc 2 [audio CD] 1. Whoopi Goldberg Intro 2. Not Fade Away 3. Tumbling Dice 4. You Got Me Rocking 5. Rocks Off 6. Sparks Will Fly 7. Live With Me 8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 9. Beast Of Burden 10. Angie 11. Dead Flowers 12. Sweet Virginia 13. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 14. It's All Over Now 15. Stop Breakin' Down Blues 16. Who Do You Love? Disc 3 [Audio CD] 1. I Go Wild 2. Miss You 3. Honky Tonk Women 4. Before They Make Me Run 5. The Worst 6. Sympathy For The Devil 7. Monkey Man 8. Street Fighting Man 9. Start Me Up 10. It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It) 11. Brown Sugar 12. Jumpin' Jack Flash

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Twenty-five years ago, on September 25, 1993, beneath the golden glow of the Parthenon, a standing-room-only crowd assembled to witness a stunning spectacle of sight and sound. The majestic stone arches of the 2,000 year-old Herod Atticus Theater became the setting for the performance of a lifetime. The passionate crowd warmly embraced its native son, internationally-known composer and performer, Yanni, who was returning home after two decades in America. With Live at the Acropolis, Yanni delivered a heart-stopping, emotion-filled program of his timeless masterpieces brought to life by his innovative band. The concert captures Yanni at the height of his artistry. The most successful concert video of all time, the Yanni Live at the Acropolis 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box Set is a must have for all Yanni fans. The video has been digitally restored and the music has been digitally re-mastered and remixed by Yanni for full 5.1 surround sound. This special limited edition CD/DVD and Blu-ray also includes a brand new interview with Yanni a look back on Live at the Acropolis 25 years later, three bonus tracks and a 60 page booklet with never-before-seen photos from the making of Live at the Acropolis.

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After her unforgettable rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on "American Idol" in 2006, Katharine McPhee catapulted to instant stardom. Further propelling her success was the hit single “Over It” from her 2007 chart-topping debut album. McPhee’s talents also extended to acting, which she put to good use in two popular television series, "Smash" and "Scorpion," and she is no stranger to PBS specials, having guested on "Foster and Friends" and "Chris Botti in Boston." In this jazz-filled installment of "Soundstage," McPhee gets the spotlight to herself (with a little help from her friends David Foster, Eric Benet, and Frederic Yonnet) performing selections from her fifth studio album, "I Fall In Love Too Easily." Audiences across America will fall in love very easily with this "Soundstage" performance.

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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead is The Grateful Dead’s first official career-spanning documentary. Includes never-before-seen live performance footage woven with intimate interviews from surviving band members and insiders, and, of course,deadheads, executive producer Martin Scorsese and award-winning director Amir Bar-Lev deliver an enthralling 4-hour narrative of theDead’s ‘long strange’ journey. A must-have for anydeadhead or rock-doc enthusiast.

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Voodoo Lounge Uncut presents for the first time the full, unedited show filmed on November 25th 1994 at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium. Originally directed by the legendary David Mallet, this new version features 10 performances omitted from its previous release in the 90s, and the full show is now presented in its original running order. With its ahead-of-its-time cyberworld staging, guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray and Bo Diddley, and a setlist combining classic tracks with (then) new material from the Voodoo Lounge album, this phenomenal show can now be enjoyed as originally intended. As an added bonus, all visual formats feature five tracks from an earlier date on the Voodoo Lounge Tour that weren't performed in Miami - making this the definitive record of The Rolling Stones' Voodoo Lounge Tour. BONUS PERFORMANCES FROM GIANTS STADIUM, NEW JERSEY 1. Shattered 2. Out Of Tears 3. All Down The Line 4. I Can't Get Next To You 5. Happy Track Listing: Disc 1 [Blu-Ray] 1. Whoopi Goldberg Intro 2. Not Fade Away 3. Tumbling Dice 4. You Got Me Rocking 5. Rocks Off 6. Sparks Will Fly 7. Live With Me< 8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 9. Beast Of Burden 10. Angie 11. Dead Flowers 12. Sweet Virginia 13. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 14. It's All Over Now 15. Stop Breakin' Down Blues 16. Who Do You Love? 17. I Go Wild 18. Miss You 19. Honky Tonk Women 20. Before They Make Me Run 21. The Worst 22. Sympathy For The Devil 23. Monkey Man 24. Street Fighting Man 25. Start Me Up 26. It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It) 27. Brown Sugar 28. Jumpin' Jack Flash Disc 2 [audio CD] 1. Whoopi Goldberg Intro 2. Not Fade Away 3. Tumbling Dice 4. You Got Me Rocking 5. Rocks Off 6. Sparks Will Fly 7. Live With Me 8. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 9. Beast Of Burden 10. Angie 11. Dead Flowers 12. Sweet Virginia 13. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 14. It's All Over Now 15. Stop Breakin' Down Blues 16. Who Do You Love? Disc 3 [Audio CD] 1. I Go Wild 2. Miss You 3. Honky Tonk Women 4. Before They Make Me Run 5. The Worst 6. Sympathy For The Devil 7. Monkey Man 8. Street Fighting Man 9. Start Me Up 10. It's Only Rock'n'Roll (But I Like It) 11. Brown Sugar 12. Jumpin' Jack Flash

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Twenty-five years ago, on September 25, 1993, beneath the golden glow of the Parthenon, a standing-room-only crowd assembled to witness a stunning spectacle of sight and sound. The majestic stone arches of the 2,000 year-old Herod Atticus Theater became the setting for the performance of a lifetime. The passionate crowd warmly embraced its native son, internationally-known composer and performer, Yanni, who was returning home after two decades in America. With Live at the Acropolis, Yanni delivered a heart-stopping, emotion-filled program of his timeless masterpieces brought to life by his innovative band. The concert captures Yanni at the height of his artistry. The most successful concert video of all time, the Yanni Live at the Acropolis 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box Set is a must have for all Yanni fans. The video has been digitally restored and the music has been digitally re-mastered and remixed by Yanni for full 5.1 surround sound. This special limited edition CD/DVD and Blu-ray also includes a brand new interview with Yanni a look back on Live at the Acropolis 25 years later, three bonus tracks and a 60 page booklet with never-before-seen photos from the making of Live at the Acropolis.

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A Sister's All You Need. Complete Series contains anime episodes 1-12 Shin Oonuma. Itsuki Hashima is kind of a disaster. Between struggling to meet deadlines for his novels and being constantly bothered by his friends, he has one oddity that makes life even more difficult—he’s obsessed with little sisters! Luckily, he has his younger stepbrother, Chihiro,