New Releases On DVD/Blu-Ray

by | June 16, 2014 at 8:34 AM | General

'House of Cards' (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)

House of Cards

The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed political drama, ‘House of Cards’ Season 2 is produced by Media Rights Capital, and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The series returns with two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role; 1995) as the newly appointed Vice President of the United States, along with Robin Wright, this year’s Golden Globe winner for her role as his wife, Claire Underwood (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama). This series continues to sizzle with intensity as the ruthless Underwoods stop at nothing to climb the political food chain. All 13 episodes will be available on the four-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD sets forHouse of Cards’ Season 2 with stunning collectible packaging on both releases, along with five bonus featurettes. “Two Houses” explores the differences between the classic ’90s British mini-series, as well as the history of how this project came together. “Table Read” gives a behind-the-scenes look at table reads cut together with the actual scenes from the show, demonstrating how the scene changes from script to screen. “Direct Address” focuses on the way Francis talks directly to viewers, breaking the 4th wall, and the differences between how it’s done in the original show versus how it is used in this series. “Politics for Politics Sake” explores the universal themes of the show, including relationships and power, not just politics. Finally, in “Line of Succession,” fans can get a closer look at the creative process that goes into producing an episode. Buy the Season 2 DVD right here.

The LEGO Movie

Everything is awesome with the release of ‘The LEGO Movie,’ now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”), ‘The LEGO Movie’ is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody. ‘The LEGO Movie’ stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet’s rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (‘Oblivion’) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (‘The Hunger Games’) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (‘The Millers’) as the mysterious BatmanÔ, a LEGO minifigure with whom Wyldstyle shares a history; Nick Offerman (‘Parks and Recreation’) as the craggy, swaggering pirate Metal Beard, obsessed with revenge on Lord Business; Alison Brie (‘Community’) as the sweet and loveable Unikitty and Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as Benny, the 1980-something Spaceman. Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Teen Wolf

While Scott struggles to find his place as an Alpha, he, Allison and Stiles begin to experience strange side effects as a result of re-igniting the power within Beacon Hills. They soon discover that the answer to their problems may be found in a new student named Kira, a girl with remarkable powers of her own. The series is a co-production with, and distributed by, MGM, in adssociation with Los Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa. As an added incentive, consumers who purchase the Season 3 Part 2 DVD will enjoy a gift with purchase: a Fan Art Collection booklet, which includes 19 illustrious, fan-produced art pieces inspired by ‘Teen Wolf‘ characters and Season 3 Part 2e vents. This booklet is available for a limited time only, and includes a Forward by Creator and Executer, Producer, Jeff Davis. Buy the Season 3, Part 2 DVD right here.

Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel‘ recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.Buy the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack right here.

Alexander’s Lost World

Following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and exploring a region rarely explored on film, ‘Alexander’s Lost World’ is now available on DVD from Athena, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Photojournalist and documentarian David Adams leads this extraordinary adventure through Central Asia, journeying 1,500 miles along the Oxus River, exploring the civilizations that predated the Macedonian conqueror’s arrival. Gorgeously filmed on location in Greece, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, among many other sites, Adams’ travels reveal surprising insights about this corner of the world before it was touched by western civilization. Currently airing on select public television stations via APT, Alexander’s Lost World seamlessly blends current events with points of historical interest. The DVD 2-Disc set includes six episodes, plus a 16-page viewer’s guide with a map and timeline of Alexander’s conquests, an interview with presenter David Adams, deleted scenes, and more. Throughout the wild highlands and war-torn plains of Afghanistan and Central Asia lie tantalizing traces of the ancient world. It was here, 2,300 years ago, that iconic hero Alexander the Great became the first European to rule the East. In a major turning point in human history, he crossed into Asia in 334 BCE, crushed the Persian Empire, and discovered a highly developed eastern civilization along the banks of the mighty Oxus River. In this six-part series, photojournalist David Adams explores the footprints of this ancient world, today almost entirely erased. Following the course of the Oxus, he takes us on an extraordinary journey, from Greece in the West to the approaches to India in the East, along the way passing through Taliban territory and some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth. Suspecting that Alexander’s conquest may not have been all that it appears, Adams sets off on an amazing quest to separate fact from fiction and reveal what this world would really have looked like to Alexander’s eyes. In a career spanning nearly a quarter century, David Adams has been a widely published photojournalist, a war correspondent, and an acclaimed documentarian whose numerous films include Journeys to the Ends of the Earth. Buy the DVD right here.

DCI Banks

Based on the bestselling “Inspector Banks” novels by Peter Robinson, DCI Banks: Season One follows the tenacious Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks (Stephen Tompkinson, Ballykissangel) and his headstrong partner Annie Cabbott (Andrea Lowe, The Tudors) as they attempt to solve three gruesome crimes in the Yorkshire, England countryside. Fire engulfs two canal boats in a deliberate act of arson over a million-dollar painting – a woman is found dead on the moors with her throat slashed in a case eerily close to the murder of a young girl in the center of town – and Chief Superintendent Rydell recruits Banks to find his missing teenage daughter. Shocking twists and stunning revelations await the unlikely duo on their path to set things right. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Joe

Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995) gives the performance of a lifetime in the pulse-pounding action-filled drama,’Joe,’ now available on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Joined by rising star Tye Sheridan (Mud, Tree Of Life), the heart-wrenching film from director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche) was an official selection of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Cage delivers an intensely powerful performance as Joe, an ex-con with a hair-trigger temper who is trying to stay out of trouble, making an honest yet meager life for himself, and the unlikeliest of role models. But when he meets a troubled 15-year old homeless boy (Sheridan) in need of help from a violent and destitute father, Joe is faced with the heart-breaking choice of redemption or ruin. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

The Machine

Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon. Buy the Blu-ray right here.

This is America, Charlie Brown

Snoopy and the Peanuts gang inspire viewers to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday with the release of ‘This is America, Charlie Brown,’ now available on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). This entertaining collection is comprised of eight delightful animated Peanuts television specials that have been re-mastered for superior picture and sound quality. Each of the animated specials centers on various important events in the course of American history, as seen through the eyes of the Peanuts gang. From the voyage of the Mayflower to the bold exploration of outer space, join the Peanuts gang as they take viewers on a journey through American history. Groove along with Charlie Brown and Snoopy as they discover the beginnings of jazz and ragtime music, cleverly accompanied by Lucy’s speech about American heroes. Soar with the Wright brothers, blast into orbit on the NASA space station, and create some of the world’s most influential inventions alongside such greats as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford! So all aboard the transcontinental railroad with Peanuts because This is America, Charlie Brown. Buy the DVD right here.

Dr. Kildare

Jim Kildare, MD (Richard Chamberlain) starts his third year at Blair General Hospital newly promoted to the position of Chief Resident by mentor and Chief of Staff Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey). Dr. Kildare now adds the care, training and protection of Blair General’s staff of interns to his duties in addition to grappling with challenges as far-reaching and prescient as steroid-psychosis, low calorie weight gain, and the tragic fall-out from Nagaski. Far more than “Three Stars Will Shine” down on this 34-Episode, 9-Disc Collection as some of Golden Age Hollywood’s greatests guest star alongside some noteworthy up-and-comers including Claude Rains, Charles Bronson, Yvette Mimieux, Walter Pidgeon, Gena Rowlands, Cesar Romero, Yvonne Craig, Jack Lord, Ralph Bellamy, Celeste Holm, Sal Mineo, Lauren Bacall, Glenda Farrell and Joan Blondell in a season that spells romance for Dr. Gillespie and heartbreak for Dr. Kildare. Buy the Season 3 DVD at WBshop.com.

The Rise of the Nazi Party

Telling the true story of the rise and fall of the Nazis from Hitler’s recuperation in a hospital bed at the end of World War I to his dramatic final days in a Berlin bunker, the 10-part documentary series, ‘The Rise of the Nazi Party’ is now available on DVD from Athena, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. With rich archival film footage, interviews, and dramatic reconstructions, the 2013 series demonstrates how Germany’s National Socialists successfully exploited an economic crisis in order to rise to power on a wave of nationalistic sentiment. The DVD 3-disc set includes ten episodes, plus a 16-page viewer’s guide with a timeline, articles on Hitler’s early life, Fascism around Europe, and more. The Military Channel has picked up the series but the airdates are to-be-determined. How did Adolf Hitler and his small band of criminal conspirators persuade the German people to follow him into a nightmare of brutality, genocide, and military defeat? This 10-episode documentary chronicles how Hitler and his inner circle rose to power by exploiting the economic turmoil of their time. The National Socialists created an illusion of justice and legality, but behind the scenes they subverted democracy and planned a monstrous secret conspiracy. Their gangster regime used violence and suppression to groom the German people into willing complicity in history’s worst crimes. Buy the DVD right here.

The Monkey’s Paw

One wish. A thousand regrets. Scream Factory presents ‘The Monkey’s Paw,’ from Chiller Films and now available on Blu-ray and DVD with bonus features including behind the scenes footage, a theatrical trailer, and commentary with director Brett Simmons, cinematographer Scott Winig, and actor CJ Thomason. After Jake Tilton (C.J.Thomason, Sutures) acquires a mystical “monkey’s paw” talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, he finds his world turned upside-down after his first two wishes result in his malevolent coworker, Tony Cobb (Stephen Lang, Avatar), being resurrected from the dead. When Cobb pressures Jake into using the final wish to reunite Cobb with his son, his intimidation quickly escalates into relentless murder – forcing Jake to outwit his psychotic friend and save his remaining loved ones. Also starring Corbin Bleu (High School Musical, Nurse 3D), Charles S. Dutton (Legion), Michelle Pierce (NCIS) and Daniel Hugh Kelley (Cujo), The Monkey’s Paw is adapted from the renowned short story by W.W. Jacobs, and picks up where the short story left off. Buy the DVD right here.

The Attorney

Fictionalized from actual events, the South Korean blockbuster hit ‘The Attorney’ is now available on DVD and digital from Well Go USA Entertainment. International superstar Song Kang-ho (Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Snowpiercer) stars in this courtroom drama as a shady lawyer who takes on an important case involving government brutality. The film was nominated for Best Actor (Song Kang-ho), Best Newcomer (YIM Si-wan) and Best Supporting Actress (KIM Yeong-ae) at the 2014 Asian Film Awards. Song Woo-seok has no clients, connections, or a college degree, but his eye for business and appetite for money make him the most successful lawyer in town. But at the peak of his success, a local teenager is falsely accused of a crime, then beaten and tortured while waiting in jail. Shocked by these conditions, Song takes the case no one else will, and changes the course of his life. Buy the DVD right here.

Desire Me

What happens when a lost love returns? After Marise Aubert (Greer Garson) learns her husband Paul (Robert Mitchum) was killed trying to escape from a Nazi prisoner-of war camp, she shares her grief with the man who saw him die: Paul’s comrade jean, who escaped in the same attempt. Despite Marise’s initial resistance, the two share a tender romance – then Paul comes home very much alive. Marise is overjoyed, but jean may turn murderous to keep the woman he loves. With two iconic stars in their only film pairing and an emotionally resonant plot, Desire Me appealed to audiences reconstructing their lives after the horrors of World War II. A note of interest: during a seashore scene, Garson and costar Richard Hart, who plays Jean, were swept away by an errant wave. Thrown against rocks, Garson suffered back injuries that plagued her for years and disrupted the film’s production schedule. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

We Always Lie to Strangers

Americans from across the heartland and beyond flock year-round to Branson, Missouri, making it a multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry. Now a new film looks at the theatrical boomtown through the eyes of its entertainers. Five years in the making, ‘We Always Lie to Strangers’ is a story of family, community, music and tradition set against the backdrop of Branson, Missouri, one of the biggest tourist destinations in America. A remote Ozark Mountain town of just 10,500, Branson hosts more than 7.5 million tourists a year and generates nearly $3 billion in annual tourism revenue. At the heart of Branson’s appeal are the more than 100 staged music shows that have earned the town the moniker of “the live music capital of the world” (its theaters boast more total seats than Broadway). These shows are well known for their traditional, family-style entertainment – no profanity, no nudity, no gambling, healthy doses of gospel and respect for veterans. Crowds from around the country, and particularly from the Midwest, flock to Branson for this return to old-fashioned values. Stars closely associated with Branson include Dolly Parton, the Osmonds, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Lettermen, illusionist Rick Thomas, Neal McCoy, Yakov Smirnoff, Larry Gatlin, Mickey Gilley and many more. Buy the DVD right here.

Bible Quiz

A love-struck girl’s quest for a Bible quiz championship becomes a journey of self-discovery in the charming and poignant ‘Bible Quiz.’ The award-winning, critically acclaimed film is now available on DVD from Virgil Films. ‘Bible Quiz’ is hot off heels of a successful theatrical from Slamdance Studios, the rapidly expanding distribution arm of the Slamdance Film Festival. ‘Bible Quiz’ had its world premiere at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature, as well as being chosen to join Slamdance’s acclaimed On The Road series in 2013. Its other honors include the Jury Award at the United Film Festival: San Francisco and the Local Audience Award at the Tacoma Film Festival. Nicole Teeny’s debut feature explores coming of age in the face of faith, doubt, fierce competition, sexuality and love. Mikayla Irle is just like any other normal 17-year-old girl with a crush; except unlike other girls, Mikayla has memorized more than several books of the Bible – more than 2,000 verses – and the object of her affection is her studious Bible Quiz team captain, JP. But this year JP only has eyes for the National Bible Quiz Championship. Last year he placed third and now he is determined to win. In order to succeed, though, he and Mikayla must compete against thousands of other teens from across the U.S. Mikayla hopes that if she can help lead her team to victory she will find the love she lacks in her own family and win the ultimate prize: JP’s heart. Buy the DVD right here.

A Fighting Man

Oscar nominee James Caan (Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather, 1973), Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (Best Supporting Actor, An Officer and a Gentleman, 1983) and action-fan favorite Dominic Purcell (TV’s “Prison Break”) headline the powerful boxing drama ‘A Fighting Man,’ now available on DVD and Digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Famke Janssen (Taken 1 & 2) and Michael Ironside (X-Men: First Class) join these Hollywood heavyweights onscreen for the intense and inspiring tale of two men who meet head-to-head in the ring for a fight that will change their lives forever: one fighting for redemption; the other fighting for hope. Written and directed by Damian Lee (A Dark Truth) and co-starring Kim Coates (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Sheila McCarthy (The Day After Tomorrow), and Izaak Smith (Mirror Mirror), ‘A Fighting Man’ packs an unforgettable emotional punch with its potent mix of human drama and hard-hitting fight sequences. Action film enthusiasts and fans of Rocky, Raging Bull, and The Fighter won’t want to miss this exciting new entry in the pantheon of rousing boxing dramas. Buy the DVD right here.

The Odd Way Home

Breaking Glass Pictures is excited to announce the DVD  release of Rajeev Nirmalakhandan’s ‘The Odd Way Home,’ starring Chris Marquette (Alpha Dog, Fanboys, The Girl Next Door) and Rumer Willis (The House Bunny, Wild Cherry, “90210″).  Supporting cast includes Brandon Sexton III (Seven Psychopaths, “The Killing”), Veronica Cartwright (The Witches of Eastwick, Alien) and Bruce Altman (Matchstick Men, Game Change).   The Odd Way Home premiered at the Austin Film Festival in 2013 to audience and critical praise. The oddest couple takes an unforgettable journey through the American Southwest, finding happiness in the unlikeliest of places and seeing in each other what no one else has seen before. Maya (Willis) is a product of childhood abuse who escapes her shattered life in Los Angeles and meets Duncan (Marquette), a hermit from a tiny town. Obsessed with pattern and routine, Duncan is a master of map-making and directions. Their journey is filled with unexpected surprises and hard realities. Maya learns how to care for someone else and Duncan discovers the world outside of his maps. They are alone in the world, but together they redefine the notion of family. Buy the DVD right here.

The Law and the Lady

Why should the rich have all the wealth? From London to Monte Carlo to San Remo to Shanghai, lady’s maid Jane Hoskins (Greer Garson) is out to grab her share of the good life. Passing herself off as noblewoman Lady Loverly and teaming with an accomplice (Michael Wilding) who sometimes poses as a butler, she uses beauty and guile to fleece the well-to-do. But during a stay at the home of prominent San Francisco doyenne (Marjorie Main), the lady’s feelings for a Spanish royal (Fernando Lama) may cause her scheme’s silken strings to unravel. The Law and the Lady brings a light-fingered, lighthearted touch to Frederick Lonsdale’s famed drawing-room comedy The Lady of Mrs. Cheyney, adapted earlier for the screen in 1929 with Norma Shearer and in 1937 with Joan Crawford. Packed with wit and charm, it is rare (with Garson in an atypical comic role) treat. Buy the DVD at WBshop.com.

Death in Paradise

Quintessentially British cop Richard Poole (Ben Miller, Johnny English, Primeval) is a fish out of water when he is sent to the tiny Caribbean island of Saint-Marie to investigate a murder in the first season of Death in Paradise. Richard is more suited to London rains than a tropical paradise, and the assignment threatens to be his personal hell on earth – especially when he sees the ramshackle police station complete with a goat in one of the cells. His new partner, DS Camille Bordey (Sara Martins, Paris, je t’aime), is instinctive, feisty, brilliant and beautiful, and the rest of the Saint Marie police force certainly have their own unique way of doing things. Though Richard would never admit it, they make a perfect team – so perfect that his temporary assignment becomes permanent. Tackling a mind-boggling new mystery every episode, Death in Paradise is a light-hearted, intriguing detective drama series. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Four of Hearts

One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD release of Four of Hearts. The romantic drama is written and directed by Eric Haywood and stars Darrin Dewitt Henson (Stomp the Yard), Nadine Ellis (Tropic Thunder), Michelle Krusiec (What Happens in Vegas), Gabriel Olds (Surrogates) and Victoria Gabrielle Platt (Guiding Light). Like many couples, April (Nadine Ellis) and Derrick (Darrin Dewitt Henson) feel like the spark is missing from their marriage. With the demands of work and their hectic schedules, they find themselves in a six-month dry spell. Desperate to shake up their love life and rekindle their passion for each other, they decide to share a steamy night with their free-spirited friends, Christy (Michelle Krusiec) and Matt (Gabriel Olds). Soon after, April and Derrick find themselves dealing with unexpected feelings and must find a way to let go of the mistrust and fall in love with each other all over again. Buy the DVD right here.

Tosh.0

Collas and Exposed Arms is 21 episodes of comedic hysterics. It’s double the wardrobes and double the laughs. This 2 disc set include the first delves into all aspects of the Internet, featuring razor sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh. From the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious, the series features viral clips, sketches, and “Web Redemptions” which give subjects of infamous viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they’ve become synonymous. It’s cable TV’s most trusted source for exhibitionist weirdos, injurious idiots and all things Web. Buy the Collas plus Exposed Arms DVD right here.

Scott & Bailey

Gripping murder mysteries face Detective Constable Rachel Bailey (Suranne Jones, The Secret of Crickley Hall) and her partner Detective Constable Janet Scott (Lesley Sharp, Afterlife) in the first season of Scott & Bailey, from award-winning writer Sally Wainwright (Last Tango in Halifax). Beyond their work with the Major Incident Team in Manchester, Bailey and Scott maintain a close friendship; Bailey, who is argumentative and impulsive, is balanced well by the wry and diplomatic Scott. Whether these two tough women are facing challenges in their complex personal lives or in their cases, Scott & Bailey proves to be a refreshing, funny and honest crime drama. The series was the highest rated new drama in the UK for 2011. Buy the Season 1 DVD right here.

Sinbad: Make Me Wanna Holla

Make Me Wanna Holla is an exclusive one night event featuring a riotous original performance by the king of comedy, Sinbad, recorded live in his hometown of Detroit. The performance covers everything he sees in his life, from the life advice his parents gave him, to why he is tired of people with no talent having clothing lines, as well as explaining who he “really” is.  Don’t miss the chance to experience the “hit ‘em in the face” style of this legendary comic. Buy the DVD right here.

Jimmy P

At the end of World War II, Jimmy Picard (Academy Award-winner Benicio Del Toro, Traffic, Sin City, 1 Grams), a Native American Blackfoot, is admitted to a military hospital. Suffering from headaches, dizzy spells, hearing loss and bizarre dreams, Jimmy’s unusual symptoms classify him as schizophrenic by the baffled medical staff. Enter French anthropologist and Native American researcher Georges Devereux (Mathieu Amalric, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Venus in Fur, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), who helps Jimmy navigate the labyrinth of his troubled memories and visions, leading to a compelling and surprising friendship. An IFC Films theatrical release, ‘Jimmy P’ is the latest from director Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale, Kings & Queen) and was an Official Selection at the New York Film Festival and was in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Buy the DVD right here.

Regular Show

Cartoon Network’s Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series ‘Regular Show’ now available again on DVD with the release of Regular Show: The Complete Third Season. Building on the success of the previous season one and two home entertainment release, the three-disc DVD set will include all 40 season three episodes starring Mordecai, Rigby and their collection of pals, along with a bodacious assortment of special features, which add up to more than 7 hours of content. Bonus features include “Characters Come to Life: Live Episode Read”, “Four Things You Didn’t Know about JG” and “JG Answers Why” featurettes, as well as 10 episode commentaries by series creator JG Quintel, writers and crew from the show.Buy the Season 3 DVD right here.

Power Rangers Megaforce

Earth is in serious danger and it is up to the Power Rangers Megaforce to defend it in ‘Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders,’ now available on DVD, Digital HD and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. When menacing robots attack using a powerful weapon, the Megaforce team looks to the sixth Ranger, Robo Knight, along with Rico the Robot to help fend off major destruction. With over four million viewers watching each week on Nickelodeon, the Power Rangers series continues to lead as the #1 boys live-action series. When the powerful but dangerous Aurora Box gives mutants Bluefur, Bigs and Dream Snatcher one hundred times their normal strength, it’s up to the Power Rangers to stop their destructive rampage! When the evil robots Metal Alice and Rotox attack, the Power Rangers Megaforce must rely on Robo Knight and their new ally, Rico the Robot, to prove that humans and robots can work together. Buy the Ultra Defenders DVD right here.

Ernest & Celestine

Garnering France’s César Award for Best Animated Feature and a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards, the visually stunning and brilliantly comedic film ‘Ernest & Celestine‘ earned standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals. ‘Ernest & Celestine’ features the voice talents of a collection of celebrated actors including Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring, The Twilight Saga), Oscar nominee and Honorary Award Winner Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces), Oscar nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man, Sideways), Oscar and Golden Globe nominee William H. Macy (Fargo, “Shameless”), Golden Globe nominee Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”), Nick Offerman (“Parks And Recreation”) and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Wright (Angels In America). Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine takes place in a beautiful, water-colored world in which a society of mice live underground in constant fear of the bears that dwell in the city above. When one of them, Celestine, comes face to face with Ernest, a bear, an unlikely, but beautiful friendship begins. Buy the Blu-ray combo pack right here.

No Clue

When Kyra, a beautiful, mysterious woman (Amy  Smart, Crank, Varsity Blues, “Justified”) bursts into Leo’s) office begging for help in finding her missing brother, it’s just another day in the life of a seasoned detective. The problem: Leo (stand-up comedian and Canadian TV legend Brent Butt) is not a detective.  He’s a premiums salesman from across the hall.  Thinking it’s not as hard as it looks, Leo digs deep into Kyra’s background and finds there is more to the story than meets the eye. Tangled in a web of corruption, fraud and murder, Leo gets in too deep for his own good in this comedic homage to pulpy film noir, also starring David Koechner (Anchorman 2, Get Smart, “The Office”) and Kirstin Prout (Elektra, “Kyle XY”). Buy the DVD right here.

Alpha Alert

Nothing is as it seems with the release of ‘Alpha Alert,’ now available on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Jennifer Morrison (TV’s “Once Upon A Time”), Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises) and James Frain (TV’s “Grimm”) star as three veterans forced to face old wounds in the tense thriller. Featuring bonus behind-the-scenes cast and crew interviews, the ‘Alpha Alert’ DVD is not to be missed. When a terrorist attack on Washington D.C. leaves three war veterans suffering from PTSD trapped in an elevator together, the isolation and highly stressful situation brings previous wartime experiences to the surface. While dark forces are at work outside the elevator, a battle for control and survival ensues inside. Buy the DVD right here.

Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector

VHSh*tfest, in conjunction with Horror Boobs and Lunchmeat, are excited to announce the Special Edition DVD release of ‘Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector.’ The acclaimed documentary from co-directors Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic dispels the myth that the original home video format is dead and buried and has received audience and critical praise around the world since its premiere at Days of the Dead in Los Angeles. Some see VHS as worthless plastic, but Adjust Your Tracking shows a vibrant world of collectors and movie fans who are keeping the format, and the movies, alive. Over 100 collectors, filmmakers, producers, and video store owners express how VHS changed their lives. Travel back to the days of video rental stores with those who still buy, sell, rent and trade the format that will not die – VHS. Buy the DVD right here.

Blood Soaked

Wild Eye Releasing is excited to announce that Peter Grendle’s ‘Blood Soaked’ is now available on DVD. ‘Blood Soaked’ was a horror festival favorite throughout 2013, winning Best Effects at the Jersey Gore Film Festival and playing to audience applause at Pollygrind in Las Vegas, the Horror at Sea Film Festival, the Dark Matters Film Festival and the Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival. Wicked Channel raved, “More chills than any Wrong Turn or Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” On her first day of college, a beautiful young freshman is seduced by an older co-ed and they share a sleepless night in the New Mexico desert.  But the couple’s bliss is violently interrupted by a pair of orphaned sisters with a taste for kidnapping, torture and the creation of flesh-eating zombies in their underground bunker! As they fight for their lives, the couple uncovers the sisters’ terrifying plan for a Fourth Reich army of the dead. Only wits and survival skills will save them from this undead Nazi nightmare. Buy the DVD right here.

Invasion of the Scream Queens

Wild Eye Releasing is honored to announce that the classic documentary ‘Invasion of the Scream Queens,’ now available on DVD. Originally shot in the early 1990s, during the heyday of direct to video and cable TV B-movie horror, the film has been rescued from obscurity and is now available on a Special Edition 20th Anniversary DVD by Wild Eye. Get an inside look at what it takes to be a scream queen and hear the behind-the-scenes stories about the making of some of the most classic horror films of our time, including The Hills Have Eyes, I Spit on Your Grave, Slumber Party Massacre, and many more.   Invasion of the Scream Queens takes you back to a time when the term “Scream Queen” was brand new and promised the hottest actresses in the most outrageous low budget horror movies. Directed by cult horror icon Donald Farmer (Demon Queen, Savage Vengeance) and featuring interviews with legendary horror divas Brinke Stevens (1313: Cougar Cult, Bloody Mary 3D), Mary Woronov (House of the Devil, The Devil’s Rejects), Melissa Moore (Samurai Cop, Sorority House Massacre 2), Michelle Bauer (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, 3 Scream Queens), Elizabeth Kaitan (Friday the 13th Part VII, Silent Night, Deadly Night, Part 2) and more. All the babes and the blood are on full display here in this classic, rare document from the history of horror. Buy the DVD right here.

Breaking Through

Breaking Glass Pictures and QC Cinema are proud to present the award-winning documentary ‘Breaking Through’ on DVD. As the United States moves ever closer to equality for all its citizens, filmmakers Cindy L. Abel and Michael Bruno took their camera to the elected men and women in DC and across the nation who have played a key role in advancing progress. In ‘Breaking Through,’ openly LGBT elected officials at all levels – including the first gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin – share their stories of self- doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation, revealing a deeply personal, rarely-seen side of politicians and gay people. Though featuring politicians, it isn’t about politics: it’s about people who feel fear and shame, yearning to live meaningful lives.  They reveal how they broke through barriers internally – daring to believe something different than what they were told – and externally to achieve the future they envisioned. By showing that “anything is possible,” they impact people from all walks of life. Buy the DVD right here.