Press release: A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, AIRPLANE! celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020 with a brand-new Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line, as well as a limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook, both arriving on July 21, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Originally released in July of 1980, AIRPLANE! was a major hit and become a pop culture touchstone. Voted “one of the 10 funniest movies ever made” by the American Film Institute, the film continues to be widely referenced and quoted 40 years after its theatrical debut. The Paramount Presents Blu-ray and limited edition Steelbook each includes the newly remastered
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Contains all 19 exhilarating episodes from Season Five, plus all-new special features.
Press release: Adventure awaits as one of TV’s favorite DC Super Heroes flies into homes with the release of Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Fans can purchase the sets which, in addition to all 19 super-powered episodes from season five, also contains The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes and a gag reel. A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. Supergirl: The Complete Fifth
The world’s most epic race against time continues.
Press release: The fate of the world is in their hands as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22, 2020. Suit up for all 15 captivating one-hour episodes from the fifth season, plus enjoy the epic extra content including a post-production featurette, deleted scenes and a gag reel. A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at $24.98
A collection of early shorts by the legendary Martin Scorsese headlines a new week of stellar releases.
As we all know, Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema. His style, techinque, and craft have been imitated and influential since his 1967 debut, Who's That Knocking at My Door? However, he is also a truly gifted artist who became a major figure of the New Hollywood era during the late '60s and '70s, especially when he made short films during his time at NYU. The five shorts that accompy the release from Criterion, signify his artistic and innovative developments that would eventually lead to one of the most seminal and important directing
The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season - The Electrifying Season Comes to Blu-ray & DVD on August 25th
Contains all 19 electrifying episodes plus a never-before-seen “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” episode with commentary.
Press release: Just in time for the seventh season premiere of the highest-rated series on The CW, fans will be zooming into stores to pick up The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray and DVD on August 25, 2020. Averaging over 1.8 million viewers weekly, viewers will be able to speed-watch all 19 gripping episodes from the #1 series on The CW, plus a never-before-seen “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach - Noir” episode with commentary by showrunner/ executive producer Eric Wallace. Other special features include: The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego
A flamboyant, but highly important watermark of feminist filmmaking headlines a new week of eclectic releases.
The iconic Dorothy Arzner was definitely an legend in the history of cinema. She was the only female director working in Hollywood during the "Golden Age", from the 1920s to the early 1940s, where she retired in 1943. She subverted the expectations of how women were depicted in film. Most of her characters were independent women trying to forge their own lives, and careers, without the usual scornful male dominance. Despite her body of work, it was her 1940 landmark, Dance, Girl, Dance, that would confirm her place in film lore. The film stars Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball as
Spend your hot August nights with these titles.
As the dog days of summer continue, Criterion has these offerings to help you beat the heat. They are the previously reported The Complete Films of Agnès Varda, Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker's Town Bloody Hall, Paul Schrader's The Comfort of Strangers, and Jean Renoir's Toni. Also given a Blu-ray upgrade is Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta's The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum. Read on to learn more about them. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (#177) out Aug 4 When a young woman spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins.
Studio Ghibli Steelbooks 'Kiki's Delivery Service' & 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' Out August 25 from GKIDS, Shout! Factory
Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers.
Press release: Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will release Kiki’s Delivery Service and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, from the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, on August 25, 2020 in limited edition SteelBook packaging with striking new art. Each SteelBook will house a Blu-ray & DVD combo pack, presenting the film alongside hours of bonus features and a booklet with stunning art and statements from the filmmakers. With this release, two films from one of the world’s most coveted animation collections can come home to collectors in limited edition SteelBook packaging for the
James McAvoy leads outstanding ensemble in first-ever audio adaptation.
Press release: Audible Inc., the world’s largest producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, today announced the star-studded cast of the first-ever, exclusive audio adaptation of New York Times best-selling graphic novel series, The Sandman, written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC. Adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs and narrated by Gaiman, who serves as creative director and executive producer, the powerhouse cast is led by James McAvoy in the title role of Dream and includes Riz Ahmed, Justin Vivian Bond, Arthur Darvill, Kat Dennings as Death, Taron Egerton, William Hope, Josie Lawrence, Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Morton, Bebe
Performers from Muppet Guys Talking livestream a conversation about Henson to raise funds for Covid-19 frontline workers.
Press release: Thirty years after the untimely loss of Muppets creator Jim Henson, four legendary Muppets performers will reunite online Saturday, May 16, in a livestream event to help raise funds for frontline workers who have battled the Covid-19 virus. Bill Barretta, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz, and Frank Oz will take part in the live discussion, which also invites fans to submit questions in advance that may be answered during the event. The reunion of the Muppet performers, who also appeared in Oz’s acclaimed documentary Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched, is scheduled to begin
A slightly flawed, but still exciting 1963 John Sturges classic starts off a new week of releases.
A lot of things have been said about director John Sturges' admire 1963 anti-war classic, The Great Escape. Audiences and critics have enjoyed it as one of the great ensemble films ever made; a rousing and thrilling escapist film with many memorable set pieces; and another star-making vehicle for 'The King of Cool', Steve McQueen. McQueen, James Garner, Sir Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, among other iconic actors, star as allied prisoners of war who plan an impossible escape for themselves and several hundred others from a German war camp during World War II. In typical fashion,
Fifteen-disc collector's set includes all 39 features, shorts, and documentaries, 200-page book, and more.
Press release: We're celebrating the boundless creative vision of Agnès Varda with a comprehensive collection of her genre-blurring, culture-shaping films. Bringing together all thirty-nine of her features, shorts, and documentaries for the first time, this fifteen-Blu-ray box set also contains extensive special features- many created by Varda herself- including introductions to the films, interviews with and tributes from family and friends, once-banned and unfinished works, behind-the-scenes footage, archival programs, and more. The edition is accompanied by a lavishly illustrated 200-page book, with notes on the films and essays on Varda's life and work, as well as a selection of her
A "Goodbye" and "Gratitude" sale for their incredible supporters commences Monday May 11th.
Press release: After nine years of successful operations in which 380 motion pictures from the 1930s to the 2010s have been released on DVD and Blu-ray disc, the home video label Twilight Time founded by veteran Hollywood studio executives and filmmakers Brian Jamieson and the late, dearly celebrated Nick Redman, will not release any further titles and we will be winding down operations this summer. A changing market, the rising costs of title acquisitions and the passing of longtime partner and company spokesman Nick Redman, are key reasons for the closure. As part of our winding down process, there will
Women, apes, and science. What could go wrong?
Press release: The collection includes four tales of terror from the archives of Universal Pictures, the true home of classic horror. A mobster's brain is transplanted into an ape who carries out his revenge in The Monster And The Girl. A mad scientist turns an ape into a beautiful, but deadly woman in Captive Wild Woman. Jungle Woman, the sequel to Captive Wild Woman, is an eerie thriller with all the danger of wild animals on the loose and a sexy killer on the prowl! And in The Jungle Captive, a scientist has experimented on re-animating animals ... but now
Following the festival run, many of the films will remain available to OVID subscribers, with future revenue going to the filmmakers.
Press release: For two weeks viewers can purchase viewing 7 day access to films screened at the January 2020 in Los Angeles. Through the generosity of the presented filmmakers, the box office will support DCW’s programs. Following the festival run, many of the films will remain available to OVID subscribers, with future revenue going to the filmmakers. One of the beauties of an event like Dance Camera West is that it is part of a very large international community of performing artists and filmmakers that are particularly hard hit due to the COVID crisis because of the very public nature
Six legendary films by one of the most revered filmmakers of all-time headlines a new week of releases.
The late, great Eric Rohmer (1920-2010) was a film critic, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and teacher. However, he was best known for his gifts as a legendary director, especially of his portraits of the complexities of love and relationships between fragile, albeit clueless men, and the strong, somewhat elusive women who tempt or seduce them (or in certain cases, try to). The six films in the box set, which is going to be released on Blu-ray for the first time, don't exactly have compelling, and complicated plots, they are all a series of boy meets girl, boy flirts or falls for
A way to unite the "weirdo" community of the paranormal during this time of physical distancing.
As the Spring moves towards Summer, for many of us these seasons are usually full of conventions. Conventions that celebrate our love of comics, the paranormal, and horror to name a few. But in the face of the COVID-19 precautions, many conventions have been cancelled. So what is one left to do? Attend an online convention, that’s what! And this past weekend I had the privilege to attend Phenomenacon, the first online paracon. From haunted places and psychic witches to UFO’s and conspiracy theories, this convention had a little bit of the paranormal and occult for everyone. Phenomenacon is the
'Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire' Original Video Game Soundtrack to be Released on LP for the First Time Via Varèse Sarabande Records
As part of the Shadows of the Empire multimedia project, a full soundtrack was composed by Joel McNeely and recorded with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Press release: May the 4th be with you! In celebration of Star Wars Day, Varèse Sarabande Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming special release of the Original Video Game Soundtrack for Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by GRAMMY-nominated composer Joel McNeely. The soundtrack will be released for the first time on LP and reissued on CD on August 7, 2020, exclusively from Varèse Sarabande Records. Pre-order for LP and CD are available now. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was developed and published by LucasArts for Nintendo 64 on December 3, 1996, and sold one million copies in
Fans are encouraged to cue up their version of the film, reading along with the actors'/filmmakers' thoughts, and posing questions via Twitter to each of the participants.
Pres release: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is hosting a Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge viewing party - featuring actor Dave B. Mitchell, the voice of Raiden, and filmmakers Rick Morales & Jeremy Adams - on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET to celebrate the wide release of the hit animated film on Digital, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge viewing party will feature the live-tweeting of the actors and filmmakers throughout the 80-minute film. They’ll offer personal insights into their roles, the experience of making the film, and
Contains all 20 exhilarating episodes from the first season, plus all-new special features.
Press release: The future of Gotham is in her hands with the release of Batwoman: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on August 18, 2020 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride with all 20 episodes from the first season, plus The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes and a gag reel. A limited-edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. Batwoman: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $39.99
Look back at one of TV’s most beloved comedies serves as lead-in to highly anticipated special that reunites Leslie Knope and Pawnee gang.
Press release: As a lead-in to the highly anticipated special that brings back one of the most admired comedies in TV history, NBC and the Paley Center for Media are collaborating on “The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation,” scheduled to air Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will highlight many of the show’s most memorable moments as well as all that went on behind the scenes. The series, which ran from 2009-15, starred Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta. “There has been
A 2014 Wes Anderson modern classic tops a new week of releases.
Wes Anderson is one my favorite directors. His films combine quirky characters and deapan humor, but in mostly modern settings. Despite all the comedy, whimsicality, and unpredictability, there is always a subtle emotional streak that lingers underneath. Arguably, I think he has reached his zenith with his 2014 masterwork, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which on the surface seems like a mystery, but oddly enough, it also confronts a very dark side of 20th century European history that was mostly swept under the rug. The film stars Ralph Fiennes as head concierge Gustave H., who tries to keep everything afloat at
Features two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood.
Press release: On May 29, Eagle Rock Entertainment will present legendary British Rock ‘N’ Roll icons and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Def Leppard: London to Vegas. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: Hysteria At The O2 and Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood. Filmed in December 2018, Hysteria At The O2 captures Def Leppard celebrating the groundbreaking Hysteria, one of their two diamond-certified 10x platinum albums (the other being Pyromania). Performed in its entirety before a ravenous sold-out crowd, this momentous homecoming event is made all the more powerful
“I love jabbering about movies almost as much as I enjoy watching them,” said Brad Bird.
Press release: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced that two-time Oscar-winning director, screenwriter, animator, producer and voice actor Brad Bird will join The Essentials, TCM’s popular franchise showcasing “must-see” classic films. Bird, known for films such as The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, joins TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz for the new season, where they will introduce a hand-picked film each Saturday and offer commentary on its cultural significance, its influence on other films, behind-the-scenes stories and their own personal reflections. The new season of The Essentials, which airs every Saturday night, premieres May 2
A disturbing, but highly underrated 1969 once-banned black comedy tops a new week of interesting releases.
The now-ancient Czech New Wave was a limited, but highly influential cinema movement that took place from 1963 to 1968. In 1968, during the Prague Spring, the movement came to a disastrous end after the country's new hardened government came into play and destroyed the liberation that it was so famous for, and caused the most celebrated directors, such as Milos Forman and Jan Nemec, to flee while others who remained saw their films censored and banned. Despite this rather unfortunate event, the movement unleashed incredible works of art that contained dark humor, sheer absurdity, and even elements of surrealism,
This year with the festival having been canceled and TCM running a virtual festival on the channel and online, choosing is much easier.
The best and worst thing about attending the TCM Classic Film Festival was having to choose between multiple films showing at the same time. Decisions were made based on multiple factors such as taking a gamble on a movie one has always wanted to see or finally seeing a beloved classic on the silver screen for the first time. Maybe the screening was the world premiere of a new restoration or was a rare nitrate print out of the vault or was going to be talked about with a member of the cast or crew. Some times, the decisions weren't
Celebrate United States independence and movies this July.
With no sports this summer, folks will have more time to watch movies at home, so it's a good thing Criterion has some titles coming to the collection in July. They are the previously reported Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits, Byron Haskin's The War of the Worlds, and Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story. Also given Blu-ray upgrades are Preston Sturges’s The Lady Eve and Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry. Read on to learn more about them. The War of the Worlds (#1037) out Jul 7 A mysterious, meteorlike object has landed in a small California town. All clocks have stopped. A
Ben Mankiewicz, Pola Changnon, and Charlie Tabesh talk about what's ahead (mostly) for the TCM brand.
If not for the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world, the TCM Classic Film Festival would have been held this week. Thousands of attendees coming to celebrate their celluloid heroes would have, according to Ray Davies, "seen all the stars as [they] walked down Hollywood Boulevard" among the tourists and several costumed folks trying to hustle a buck for a photo op. In response to the festival cancellation, TCM has focused their programming and online presence to create a Home edition, which is something I am surprised hasn't already occurred in conjunction with the festival. The technology is available and the
A 1984 John Hughes gem rounds up a new week of releases during continuous quarantine.
When iconic director John Hughes passed away in 2009, he definitely left behind a legacy of teen cinema that remains influential and groundbreaking to this day. His stories of teenage drama in the midst of sex, drugs, and peer pressure continues to strike a chord with youth, and his 1984 classic debut, Sixteen Candles, did just that. He also brought us the charming actress who would define the '80s and its teen culture, Molly Ringwald. Ringwald stars as Samantha, an adorable, if not extremely popular teenager reaching her 16th birthday. Adding to her angst is not only her older sister's
The Criterion Collection Tribute to Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits, A Seven-Disc Collectors Set of Five Kung-Fu Classics, Available on Blu-ray July 14
A collection of high-flying classics from the ultimate fighter, whose unmatched persona and influence in cinema live on.
Press release: The Criterion Collection couldn't be more excited to announce our tribute to the life and work of the iconic Bruce Lee with five dazzling, action-packed kung-fu landmarks starring the international martial-arts legend. Capturing Lee at the height of his artistry and superstardom, this seven-disc Blu-ray box set is loaded with special features, including alternate versions of the films, interviews with Lee's collaborators and admirers, documentaries about his life and philosophies, commentaries, promotional materials, and so much more! Coming this July, Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits is a collection of high-flying classics from the ultimate fighter, whose unmatched persona