New Releases On DVD/Blu-Ray

by | December 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM | General

'Sanitarium' (Image Entertainment)

Sanitarium

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, proudly announces the release of the horror/thriller ‘Sanitarium,’ now available on DVD. Directed by Bryan Ortiz, Bryan Ramirez, and Kerry Valderrama, the film stars Malcolm McDowell (Halloween, “Franklin & Bash”) as the sinister Dr. Stenson. Abandon everything you’ve ever believed about that brittle concept we call “reality” and prepare to enter a macabre netherworld of shadows, fiends and phantoms – a twisted realm of waking nightmares and warped minds, locked away in unrelenting torment. Welcome to the Sanitarium.  Behind the walls of the Sanitarium, Dr. Stenson holds dominion over the inmates of a most unusual asylum. Horror Legend Robert Englund (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street) also stars with John Glover (“Smallville”), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls) and Lou Diamond Phillips in three chilling tales of unspeakable terror that will drive you over the edge of reason – and beyond. Buy the DVD right here.

Perry Mason Movie Collection

An ideal collection for crime-drama fans, the ‘Perry Mason Movie Collection Volume 1′ is now available on DVD and includes some of the legendary attorney’s most dramatic cases. Boasting six made-for-TV movies that originally aired between 1985-1987, this must-own three DVD set includes “Perry Mason Returns,” in which Raymond Burr reprises his role and gives up a judgeship in order to defend his former secretary (Barbara Hale); “The Case of the Notorious Nun” in which a nun is suspected of murdering a priest; “The Case of the Shooting Star,” in which an on-air joke goes horribly wrong; “The Case of the Lost Love,” in which Mason must defend the husband of an old flame; “The Case of the Sinister Spirit,” in which a horror writer mysteriously falls from a building; and “The Case of the Murdered Madam,” in which Mason defends and old friend of Della’s when the man’s wife is murdered. Buy the Volume 1 DVD right here.

Don Jon

Don Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a handsome, good old-fashioned guy known as ‘Don Jon’ for his ability to bed beautiful women at will. But ironically, even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss Jon finds alone—watching porn on his computer. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a gorgeous, good old-fashioned girl raised on romantic movies, and she’s determined to find her Prince Charming. Wrestling with expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against false fantasies to find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Shaolin Warrior

Sensational action and extraordinary displays of kung fu drive the dynamic story of the ‘Shaolin Warrior,’ now available on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Featuring an epic martial arts showdown, this is a gripping tale of one young man’s quest to prove his ability and worth. After qualifying to become a warrior of the Shaolin Temple, a young man’s request is denied.  Looking to escape a crime-filled past, he refuses to give up and impresses the king with his dedication. He’s hired as a groundskeeper at the temple, and works long days while mastering his kung fu skills at night as he prepares for a second chance at becoming a warrior. His test comes sooner than expected when the opposing king of Chu declares war, leaving him to defend the temple alone and prove he is worthy of becoming a ‘Shaolin Warrior.’ Buy the DVD right here.

Last Love

The heartwarming drama ‘Last Love,’ based on Francoise Dorner’s French novel “La Douceur Assassine,” is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. ‘Last Love’ is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, and stars Oscar-winner Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows I & II), Justin Kirk (Goats, Showtime’s “Weeds”), Gillian Anderson (The X Files) and Jane Alexander (Dream House, Terminator Salvation). Two-time Oscar-winner Michael Caine stars with Clémence Poésy in this richly nuanced, emotionally-charged story of lost souls, new-found hope and a Last Love. Matthew Morgan (Caine) is a widowed, world-weary professor living alone in Paris. The cynical Matthew sees no meaningful future for himself – until he meets Pauline (Poésy), a free-spirited young dance instructor. From their first chance meeting, each instinctively provides what the other so desperately needs: someone to call family. Even as they both struggle to heal the wounds of their troubled pasts – including Matthew’s attempts to reconnect with his estranged children (Justin Kirk, Gillian Anderson) – the unlikely bond they form ultimately leads them to rediscover the joy that only family and true friendship can offer. Buy the DVD right here.

Una Noche

Trapped in the desperate slums of Havana, young Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. After he is accused of assault, his only option to save himself is to flee the country. He begs his best friend Elio to abandon his life in Cuba and help him reach the forbidden land 90 miles across the ocean. But Elio is torn between helping Raul escape and protecting his twin sister Lila, and soon the trio commitment to their homeland and their desire of starting life anew in America is put to the test. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana’s restless youth, ‘Una Noche‘ follows one sweltering day in the crumbling sun-bleached capital, a day full of hope and fraught with tension that  burns to a shocking climax. Buy the DVD right here.

Ritual

From After Dark Films, the creators of original movies and America’s leading Horror Festival, comes the terrifying tale ‘Ritual,’ now available on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Lisa Summerscales (Web Series “Destroy the Alpha Gammas”), Dean Cates (TV’s Freshman) and Derek Phillips (TV’s “Friday Night Lights”), Ritual tells the tale of a young woman and her estranged husband, who become entangled with a horrifying cult and find themselves swept into a world of kidnapping, violence and satanic rituals. A long time ago, Tom and Lovely were married and everything was perfect. But that’s over. When Lovely kills a man after he tries to drug and kidnap her, she calls Tom for help and while cleaning up, they find a VHS tape that depicts a satanic ritual in which a woman is brutally murdered. When they’re forced to return to the scene they discover just how far this cult will go to perform their ritual. Buy the DVD right here.

Angel of the Skies

When Britain declares war against Germany, a young South African pilot leaves his pregnant fiancé behind and volunteers to serve in the British Royal Air Force.  But when a combat mission goes awry, a crash landing in enemy territory leaves him and his surviving crew fighting to find their way back to the Allied lines. Buy the DVD right here.