Monday, July 16, 2018

For the period ending July 13, 2018 ... New DVD and Blu-ray selections added to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report's database


DVD New Additions:

AFM Records
07/10/18 — Released All for Metal, Volume V (DVD/CD Combo Pack)

Acorn Media
07/10/18 — Released Keeping Faith: Series One (3 disc set)

Bayview Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Gilad X4celerate, Volume 1: Burn it Off, Gilad X4celerate, Volume 2: Tone Every Inch, Gilad X4celerate, Volume 3: Best Butt and Abs and Gilad X4celerate, Volume 4: Strength in Motion

Cheezy Flicks
07/10/18 — Released 2069: A Sex Odyssey

Cinedigm Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Kung Fu Traveler 2 (Mandarin)

Cinema Libre
07/31/18 — Sets Lou Andreas-Salome, The Audacity To Be Free (German) (ARR of 102 days; box office: $12,589)

Cleopatra Records
07/10/18 — Released Modern Life is Rubbish

DreamScape Media, LLC
07/10/18 — Released Money Art, Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters and To Auschwitz and Back

Ei Independent Cinema
07/10/18 — Released 42nd Street Pete Presents: Hot for Teacher

Eagle Rock Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Rolling Stones: From the Vault - San Jose '99 (DVD/CD Combo Pack)

Factory Film Studio
07/10/18 — Released Miss in Her Teens

Film Movement
07/10/18 — Released Hotel Salvation (Hindi)

Films Around the World, Inc. (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Man With Two Heads and Out of the Blue

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Assassin’s Code (ARR of 60 days; box office: $11,218), Before Someone Gets Hurt, Little Stones and Who's Watching Oliver

HBO Home Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Mosiac (2 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Hallmark Channel (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Date with Love and Summer Love

I-Cine
07/10/18 — Released Mat Danh Hang Xom (10 disc set), Ong Bo Vo Giau Co (8 disc set), Tham Cung Ke (14 disc set) and Vong Xoay Tinh Yeu (14 disc set)

iChess, LLC
07/03/18 — Released Bulmaga Method (3 disc set), End Game: Masterclass (2 disc set), The Grunfeld: GM Sam Shankland - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier (2 disc set) and King's Indian Defense (2 disc set)

Imavision
07/10/18 — Released Karaoke: Pop and R&B and Karaoke: Rock and Pop

In the Studio with Dianne Mize (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Merging Shapes: From General to Specific

Indican Pictures
08/07/18 — Sets Freaks

IndiePix
07/10/18 — Released Desert Blue (Portuguese)

Kino Lorber
07/10/18 — Released Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Bill of Divorcement, Fire Birds, Hitler's Hollywood (German) (ARR of 88 days; box office: $40,670) and One Good Cop

levelFILM (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Dim The Fluorescents

Lionsgate Home Ent.
07/10/18 — Released Future World, I Am Elizabeth Smart and Krystal (ARR of 88 days; box office: $37,516)
07/17/18 — Sets Traffik (ARR of 88 days; box office: $9,166,792)

Milestone Films
07/10/18 — Released Maborosi (Japanese) and Rocco and His Brothers (Italian)

Momentum Pictures, LLC
07/10/18 — Released 211

Multicom Entertainment Group (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Broken Ones, Buzzard Hollow Beef, Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard, Operation Cross Eagles and Strange Affair (aka: A Husband, a Wife and a Lover)

Nandar Home Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Nowhere to Hide (aka: Inclusion Criteria)

Naxos
07/10/18 — Released Rossini: Le Comte Ory

PBS Director
07/03/18 — Released Rwanda: The Royal Tour
07/10/18 — Released 20 Music Tales, Civilizations (3 disc set), Endeavour: The Complete Fifth Season (3 disc set) and Wild Kratts: Adventures on the African Savannah

PCN Productions (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Pickett's Charge: Commemorative Walk and Wounded and the Dead: Joe Onofrey and Pamela Neil at the Weikert Farm

PDSD, Inc. - Shami Media
07/10/18 — Released Belly Timber and Venus Obscura (French)

Paramount Home Media
08/28/18 — Sets Book Club (ARR of 95 days; box office: $67,172,334)

Pentrex
07/10/18 — Released Ozark Country Cab Ride: BNSF Cuba Sub

Rarefilmsandmore.com (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released The Cycle (Farsi), Hamlet (silent-1921), Heimatlos (German), Keine Angst Vor Grossen Tieren (German), Men Behind the Sun (Mandarin), No Body Wanted to Die (Lithuanian), Prey of the Wind (silent-1927), Queen's Necklace (French), Sohn Ohne Heimat (German) and Tank Brigade (Czech)

Reagal Films, LLC – Intrinem Films
07/10/18 — Released Camila Cabello: Reinvention, Cardi B: Her Life, Her Story, Logic: Passion, Miggs: Evolution and Post Malone: The Life

Reality Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released UFO Chronicles: The Black Vault

Reel Enterprises (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Double Feature (2 film set: His Girl Friday, Molly and Me), Double Feature (2 film set: Missouri Traveller, Proud Rebel), John Wayne Double Feature (2 film set: Blue Steel, Lawless Frontier), John Wayne Double Feature (2 film set: Hurricane Express, Blue Steel), John Wayne Double Feature (2 film set: McLintock, The Lucky Texan), John Wayne Double Feature (2 film set: Sagebrush Trail, Star Packer), John Wayne Double Feature (2 film set: Texas Terror, Winds of the Wasteland), John Wayne Double Feature (2 film set: The Lucky Texan, A Man from Utah), Roy Rogers Double Feature (2 film set: Bells of Rosarita, Bells of San Angelo), Roy Rogers Double Feature (2 film set: Billy the Kid Returns, Come on Rangers), Roy Rogers Double Feature (2 film set: Eyes of Texas, Grand Canyon Trail), Roy Rogers Double Feature (2 film set: Gay Ranchero, Man from Cheyenne) and Roy Rogers Double Feature (2 film set: Nevada City, Saga of Death Valley)

S’More Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror

Samuel Goldwyn Films
07/10/18 — Released The Price

Serpent Films (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Classic Action Movie Double Bill (2 film set: Bush Pilot, Guerilla Girl)

Shemaroo Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Thai Jashe (Gujarati) and Vodka Diaries (Hindi)

Shout! Factory
07/10/18 — Released Green Acres: The Final Season (4 disc set)

Silent Hall of Fame (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Flower of the North (silent-1921)

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
07/03/18 — Released IWA Mid-South: Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Memphis, IN and IWA Mid-South: We're Still Breathing - Memphis, IN
07/10/18 — Released IWA Mid-South: Guardians of the Hardcore 2 - Memphis, IN

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
07/10/18 — Released Sweet Country (ARR of 95 days; box office: $104,297)

Sony Pictures Home Ent. (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Golden Exits (ARR of 151 days; box office: $41,888)

Time-Life Video
07/10/18 — Released Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Fifth Season (7 disc set)

T-Series
07/10/18 — Released Raid (Hindi) (ARR of 116 days; box office: $1,010,385)

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
08/21/18 — Sets Dead Pool 2 (ARR of 95 days; box office: $314,546,474)

Uncork’d Entertainment (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Killing Joan

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
07/10/18 — Released Magicians: Season Three (4 disc set)

WWE
07/10/18 — Released WWE: The Shield - Justice for All (3 disc set)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Teen Titans Go!: Back to School

Wild Eye Releasing
07/10/18 — Released All Strippers Must Die (aka: The G-String Horror)

World Wide Multi Media
07/10/18 — Released Die Gest: Flesh Eater and Scarecrows of the 3rd Reich


Blu-ray New Additions:

AGFA
07/10/18 — Released Godmonster of Indian Flats/The Legend of Bigfoot

Acorn Media
07/10/18 — Released Keeping Faith: Series One (3 disc set)

Aniplex of America
07/10/18 — Released Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summoned the Stars and Katsugeki Touken Ranbu (2 disc set) (with 2 bonus CDs)

Arrow Video
07/10/18 — Released Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! (Japanese)
09/18/18 — Sets The Hired Hand

BBC Home Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released SS-GB (Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack)

Cinema Libre
07/31/18 — Sets Lou Andreas-Salome, The Audacity To Be Free (German)

Eagle Rock Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Rolling Stones: From the Vault - San Jose '99 (DVD/CD Combo Pack)

Full Moon Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Puppet Master 4 and Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter

FUNimation
07/10/18 — Released Ai Tenchi Muyo (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) and Cargo: Divine Flame (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
07/10/18 — Released Assassin’s Code, Before Someone Gets Hurt, Little Stones and Who's Watching Oliver

HBO Home Entertainment
07/10/18 — Released Mosiac (2 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Kino-Lorber
07/10/18 — Released Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Bill of Divorcement, Fire Birds and One Good Cop

Lionsgate Home Ent.
07/10/18 — Released Future World (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
07/17/18 — Sets Traffik (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

MVD Entertainment Group
09/25/18 — Sets Angel Town

Maiden Japan
07/10/18 — Released Tibetan Dog

Milestone Films
07/10/18 — Released Maborosi (Japanese) and Rocco and His Brothers (Italian)

Momentum Pictures, LLC
07/10/18 — Released 211

Mondo Macabro
07/10/18 — Released Who Can Kill a Child? (aka: Island of the Damned)

Naxos
07/10/18 — Released Rossini: Le Comte Ory

PBS Director
07/10/18 — Released Endeavour: The Complete Fifth Season (3 disc set)

Paramount Home Media
08/28/18 — Sets Book Club (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Sentai FilmWorks
07/10/18 — Released Love and Lies: The Complete Collection (2 disc set)

Shout! Factory
07/10/18 — Released Born Losers

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
07/03/18 — Released IWA Mid-South: Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Memphis, IN and IWA Mid-South: We're Still Breathing - Memphis, IN
07/10/18 — Released IWA Mid-South: Guardians of the Hardcore 2 - Memphis, IN

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
07/10/18 — Released Sweet Country (ARR of 95 days; box office: $104,297)

Troma
07/10/18 — Released Spiderlings: Arachny in the U.K.

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
08/21/18 — Sets Dead Pool 2 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
07/10/18 — Released Bigger Fatter Liar, Bring it On Again, Bring it On: All or Nothing, Bring it On: In it to Win it, Casual Sex?, Cop and a Half: New Recruit and Magicians: Season Three (3 disc set)

Warner Bros. Home Ent.
08/14/18 — Sets Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season (4 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
08/21/18 — Sets Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season (4 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
08/28/18 — Sets Freedom Fighters: The Ray (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
09/04/18 — Sets Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season (4 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
09/11/18 — Sets Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season (2 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
09/18/18 — Adds Supergirl: The Complete Third Season (4 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)










FUNimation
07/03/18 — Released Assassination Classroom: 365 Days' Time (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack), Centaur's Life (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack) and In Another World With My Smartphone (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
07/03/18 — Released Alex and the List, Christian Audigier the VIF, Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story and Wacken

Gunpower & Sky (MOD)
07/03/18 — Released Mansfield 66/67

Image Entertainment
07/03/18 — Released Another Wolfcop

Indie Rights (MOD)
07/03/18 — Released Lesson in Cruelty

Kino Lorber
07/03/18 — Released Jericho Mile and Personal Problems

MVD Entertainment Group
09/11/18 — Sets Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Magnolia Home Entertainment
07/03/18 — Released Don't Grow Up

Multicom Entertainment Group (MOD)
07/03/18 — Released Streaker (German)

Nozomi
07/03/18 — Released Sweet Blue Flowers (2 disc set)

SRS Cinema
07/03/18 — Released House Shark

Sentai FilmWorks
07/03/18 — Released Magic of Stella (2 disc set)

Shout! Factory
07/03/18 — Released Midnighters

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
06/26/18 — Released IWA Mid-South: Wrestlemaniwa - Memphis, IN

Sunrise, Inc.
07/03/18 — Released Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Collection One (4 disc set) and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Memory of Eden OVA

Uncork’d Entertainment (MOD)
07/03/18 — Released Jurassic Games and The Lullaby

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
07/03/18 — Released Where is Kyra? (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

VCI Entertainment
10/23/18 — Sets Blood and Black Lace (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)

VIZ Media
07/03/18 — Released Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Season 2 (4 disc set)

Virgil Films & Entertainment
07/03/18 — Released Borg vs. McEnroe

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
07/24/18 — Adds Supergirl (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)

MVD Entertainment Group Picks Sept. 25 For The Blu-ray Debut Of Director Eric Karson's Angel Town — A Rewind Collection Selection


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
MVD Entertainment Group has tabbed Sept. 25 as the street date for the Blu-ray debut of director Eric Karson’s incendiary streets-of-L.A. thriller, Angel Town.   

The film, which sparked armed conflict at two Southern California drive-in venues when it opened theatrically in February of 1990, will be the latest edition to MVD’s popular “Rewind Collection” promotional line of film products.

In something of a prologue to the film, we are introduced to the mysterious Angel Diaz (Tony Valentino — Lionheart, Menace II Society) and his custom ‘67 Pontiac “low-rider,” who happens upon a gang fight between black and white kids that quickly escalates into murder.  That is just a preview of what is to come.

We then jump to Paris, where we are introduced to Jacques (Olivier Gruner in his film debut — Savage, Velocity Trap, Interceptor Force, The Circuit, etc.), who is a world-renown French kickboxer.   He has — through some family connections — landed an exchange student spot at SCU (aka: USC) and is about to depart for Los Angeles.   A quick visit to his father’s grave and an amorous goodbye from his girlfriend and he is on his way.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyTalk about a fish-out-of-water, not only has Jacques arrived a couple of days late to the start of the semester, but he has no place to stay.   The school issue is resolved (although he spends precious little time going to class) and he finds a place to stay in the home of a family who live nearby in a gang-infested area … the gang is run by the aforementioned Angel.

The family, Maria (played by the late Theresa Saldana — Raging Bull, The Evil That Men Do, etc. … perhaps best known as Rachel Scali on the TV series The Commish), her son Martin (Frank Aragon) and her mother, are under constant harassment from Angel’s thugs, especially enforcers Chuwey (James Carrera), Jesus (Daniel Villarreal) and Stoner (Gregory Cruz).   They have Martin on their radar as a new gang recruit, but the arrival of Jacques upsets that applecart … BIG TIME!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Filmmaker Eric Karson holds nothing back as Angel Town — once the dynamic of sociopath Angel’s plans being thwarted by a “stranger” — kicks in with an ever-increasing (in their violence) series of assaults.   Los Angeles becomes a war zone and there will be only one left standing in the end in this all-out action rush of a film!!

The film opened in the Southern California area, violence erupted, several theatres pulled the film and then, with limited prints, the indie distributor (Imperial Entertainment Corporation) moved to a few venues back east and then the film was gone.   It then resurfaced in the early days of DVD and has long-since been out of print.   MVD has an action gem on its hands here.

As to bonus goodies, there is an archival commentary track featuring director Eric Karson (who also produced the film … he also produced the Jean-Claude Van Damme action thriller, Lionheart) and three newly-prepared video session featuring Karson, Frank Aragon and cinematographer John LeBlanc (Stripped to Kill, The Outsider, etc.).

Additional bonus features include the original “Making-Of” featurette and two archival video sessions with filmmaker Eric Karson and the film’s star, Olivier Gruner.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey




Paramount Home Media Selects Aug. 28 As The Street Date For DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Editions Of Writer/Director Bill Holderman's Book Club


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Paramount Home Media has selected Aug. 28 as the street date for DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack editions of writer/director Bill Holderman’s summer surprise counter-programming hit, Book Club.

The ARR works out to 95 days and box office receipts were a very tasty $67.2 million … with seemingly every multiplex screen exploding with super hero noise, it was refreshing to have something without a decibel level of 120 (the sound of sirens blazing).

If you had read the cast list out loud, you might get some curious looks.  Jane Fonda, boy there’s some baggage.   Hanoi Jane!   Diane Keaton, she can be really annoying on screen … the same mannerisms that endeared her to audiences in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall have grown stale.   Candice Bergen?   Mary Steenburgen?  Their combined age is 289 years old … the United States isn’t that old.

On paper this looks like a Hallmark or Lifetime movie, not a commercial theatrical hit from a major studio.  And that speaks volumes about the state of the movie business these days … loud, loud and louder, story be damned (think: The Player) and actors, even those “old” decrepit actors (with baggage), if given the proper material, can actually shine … no CGI needed.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyThe story revolves around four life-long friends who all belong to the same book club.   It can be pretty dull, but things got spiced up a bit when E.L. James’ trilogy of erotic novels — “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed” — were added to the reading mix.   

All of the fun — and romance — spins out from there as Fonda, Keaton, Bergen and Steenburgen realize that they are not dead quite yet.   Audiences embraced that, and chick flick or not, Book Club was hit … and that mojo will certainly carry over to the home entertainment market place come Aug. 28.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
As to bonus goodies, which are limited to the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack SKU, there are deleted and extended scenes, and four production featurettes — “It All Started with a Book,” “Casting Book Club,”  “Location, Location, Location” and “A New Chapter.”

Also added to the release calendar for delivery during the post-Labor Day period this past week by Paramount Home Media were a pair of full-season TV-on-DVD collections.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyMaking its debut on Sept. 25 is the new reboot of the Carrington family battles story, Dynasty: Season One.   All 22 episodes starring Grant Show as Blake Carrington, with Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon and Nathalie Kelley as Cristal.   Different decade, same battles … enjoy.   

And, CBS has re-upped this new Dynasty for a second season, which will begin airing on Oct. 12 … timing is spot-on for the DVD launch.

Also heading home on Sept. 25 is the next round of high-stakes legal tussles between U.S. Attorney Charles "Chuck" Rhoades Jr. (Paul Giamatti) and Robert “Bobby” — the Axe — Axelrod (Damian Lewis), Billions: Season Three.   All 12 episodes on DVD!   And yes, Billions will be back for a fourth season this fall.