Monday, April 16, 2018

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

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


 DVD New Additions:


Alakazam Magic
04/10/18 — Released Chris Congreave: Omen

Alchemy Werks, LLC
04/10/18 — Released Voyeur: Sabina, Elle And Victoria

Artiflix (MOD)
03/27/18 — Released Flying Scotsman, Four Feathers (1939 version), Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake, Foxy Brown, Freckles Comes Home, Fresh from Paris, Funeral for an Assassin, Gammera the Invincible, Gangster Story, Giant Leeches (aka: Attack of the Giant Leeches), Giant of Metropolis, Girl in Lover's Lane, Git Along Little Doggie and Glen or Glenda

Asylum Home Entertainment (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Atlantic Rim Resurrection, Bad Blood, Bad Girl, Haunting of Winchester House: Unrated and Uncut, Tomb Invader, Tonight She Comes: Original Uncut Version and Zombie Spring Breakers

BBC Home Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released Coroner: Season One (3 disc set), Dolphins: Spy in the Pod and NW

Bayview Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released Christine Felstead's Yoga for Runners, Episode 5: Hamstrings and Christine Felstead's Yoga for Runners, Episode 6: Hips

Big Blind Media
04/17/18 — Sets John Bannon: Dealing With It, Season One

Central Home Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela (Malayalam), Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam) and Vimaanam (Malayalam)

Championship Productions
04/10/18 — Released Greg McDermott: Special Situations & Offensive Sets, Jason Papalio: Basketball Core Strengthening & Balance Drills and Jason Papalio: Dynamic Warm-Up for Basketball

Cheezy Flicks
04/10/18 — Released 4D Man

Cinedigm Entertainment (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Anunnaki and First American

Cleopatra Music & Films
05/01/18 — Sets Elis (Portuguese)
05/22/18 — Sets Sheikh Jackson (Arabic)

Coaches Choice/Healthy Learning
04/10/18 — Released Gaining a Competitive Edge: Current Concepts in Sports Performance Training, Health Care Transformation: Volume to Value, Hot Off the Press/Sports Medicine in Motion: Leading the Change, Keep ‘Em Running: Advances in the Evalution and Management of Exertional Leg Pain, Mental Health in Athletes: New Awareness and Novel Challenges, Taking Care of Professional Athletes: What Works, What’s Evidence-Based and What You Need to Know and Youth Sports Solutions

DreamScape Media, LLC
04/10/18 — Released Keeping the Castle and Scotch

04/10/18 — Released @ Home with Jim & Joy: Project Lead Center for Medical Progress - Davai Dalieden, @ Home with Jim & Joy: Serra Club of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, EWTN Live: Introduction to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas - Dr. Steven Jensen, Journey Home: Former Jehovah's Witness - Oscar Herrera, Life on the Rock: Battle Ready - Doug Barry, Mother Angelica Classics: Calls, Thoughts and Other Things, Sunday Night Prime: Belief in God - CFR's and Fr. Groeschel, Women of Grace: Revisioning Women's Health Care: The Guiding Star Approach and World Over with Raymond Navarro: Fr. Gerald Murray and Robert Royal / Dr. Kerry Cronin
04/17/18 — Sets @ Home with Jim & Joy: Paralympic Athlete & Motivational Speaker - Bob Lujano, @ Home with Jim & Joy: Process of Becoming a Saint and How Every Catholic Can be Involved - William Gallo, EWTN Live: Ministering to the Church in Northern Alaska - Fr. Robert Fath, Journey Home: Non-Denominational Evangelical- Keith Albert Little, Life on the Rock: Department of Evangelization - Fr. Stephen Pullis and Sunday Night Prime: Belief in Christ - Fr. Groeschel and the CFR's
04/24/18 — Sets @ Home with Jim & Joy: Pro-Life Speaker Helping Those Conceived Through Rape - Rebecca Kiessling and Journey Home: Revert - Katie Wing
05/01/18 — Sets Journey Home: Former Lutheran, Presbyterian, Anglican - Dr. Leroy Huizenga

Film Movement
04/10/18 — Released Jasper Jones

Films Around the World, Inc. (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Accomplice

Fox Hollow Features, LLC
04/10/18 — Released Midtown: Season One

Frolic Pictures (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Double Feature (2 film set: Attack of the Monsters, Creature of Destruction)

Full Moon Empire, Inc.
04/10/18 — Released Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil

Grapevine Videos (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Crainquebille (silent-1922), Detour, Risky Business (silent-1926) and Sundown

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
04/03/18 — Released All at Once, Bomb City (ARR of 53 days; box office: $59,329), Survivor’s Guide to Prison (ARR of 39 days; box office: $8,982) and Valley of Shadows (Swedish)
04/10/18 — Released Condo

Hallmark Channel
04/10/18 — Released Firelight, Hailey Dean Mystery: Murder with Love and Have a Little Faith

Hallmark Channel (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Perfect Catch

Hoshin Kan (MOD)
03/20/18 — Released Sweep'em Off Their Feet
04/10/18 — Released Princesses, Pirates, & Predators: Trick or Treat Safety

04/10/18 — Released Giac Mo Thien Duong, Part 3 (16 disc set) and Giac Mo Thien Duong, Part 4 (16 disc set)

Icarus Films
06/12/18 — Sets Six Films by Nikolas Geyrhalter (6 film set: Over the Years (German), Abendland (German), Pripyat (Russian), Homo Sapiens, Elsewhere (2 disc set), with bonus Our Daily Bread Blu-ray)) (7 disc set)

Indican Pictures
04/24/18 — Sets Who’s Jenna?
05/01/18 — Sets The Happys (ARR of 46 days; box office: $14,496)

In the Studio with Dianne Mize (MOD)
04/03/18 — Released Parenting Children Course, Part 1, Parenting Children Course, Part 2, Parenting Children Course, Part 3, Parenting Children Course, Part 4, Parenting Teenagers Course, Part 1, Parenting Teenagers Course, Part 2, Parenting Teenagers Course, Part 3 and Parenting Teenagers Course, Part 4

Jadat Sports
04/10/18 — Released 1992 Memphis Wrestling Yearbook, Volume 1, Barry Owen Presents Portland Wrestling, Series Volume Four, Barry Owen Presents Portland Wrestling, Series Volume Five, Best of Big Time Wrestling, Volume 2 and Memphis Wrestling Video Yearbook: 1987, Volume Four

Kino Lorber
04/10/18 — Released Bad Company, Best of the Wiggles, Consenting Adults, Deceived, Manhandled (silent-1923), Psychopath and Stage Struck (silent-1925)

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released Braven, Gone are the Days and Pinocchio

MPI Home Video
04/10/18 — Released Mohawk

Mill Creek Entertainment
05/01/18 — Adds Big Box of Kids Favorites (7 disc set)

Movie Channel
04/10/18 — Released Masterpiece (Malayalam) and Shikkari Shambhu (Malayalam)

Ocean Avenue Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released Price of Fame

Opsgear (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Lethal Encounters

PBS Direct
04/10/18 — Released Caillou: Caillou Goes Camping, Child in Time, New York Cantors, NOVA: Impossible Flight, Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, Victorian Rebel: Marianne North, Wild Kratts: Madagascar Madness and WordWorld: Let's Eat

PDSD, Inc. – Shami Media
04/10/18 — Released Kaikou: The Encounter (Japanese)

PR Studios/GI Studios
04/10/18 — Released Lightspeed Esper, Volume 2 (4 episodes)

Passion River
04/10/18 — Released For Ahkeem (ARR of 179 days; box office: $23,136) and Young Karl Marx (German) (ARR of 46 days; box office: $118,735)

Random Media (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Amazing Adventure of Marchello the Cat (aka: A Cat's Tale), Fare, I Am Alone, Josephine Doe, Mighty Ground, Ovum and Unattainable Story (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Army of Shadows (French), Bel Ami (German), Das Sonntagskind (German), Death is Nimble; Death is Quick (English-dubbed), Die Sieben Raben (German), Give Us This Night, Lilli Marlene, Pour Le Merite (German), Sixth (Russian), Three Golden Serpents (English-dubbed) and Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin (Italian)

Reality Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released Mind Control: HAARP & the Future of Technology

Reel Nightmare Entertainment (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Hotel Camarillo

Rogue Video (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Death Steps in the Dark (English dubbed), House that Vanished and Invasion of the Vampires (Spanish)

Sentai FilmWorks
04/10/18 — Released Ajin Demi-Human: Season 2 (5 disc set)

Smark Mark Video (MOD)
04/03/18 — Released IWA Mid-South Rajun Not in Cajun - Memphis, IN
04/10/18 — Released Alpha 1 Wrestling: Keep the Dream Alive - Hamilton, ON, Alpha 1 Wrestling: Maximum Effort - Hamilton, ON and IWA Mid-South Spring Tryout Show 2018 - Memphis, IN

SOFA Entertainment
05/25/18 — Sets 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley (2 disc set), 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles: Revised (2 disc set), Elvis: The Great Performances (2 disc set), Just Elvis: All His Ed Sullivan Show Performances, Motown: The Best of the Supremes on the Ed Sullivan Show: Revised and Motown: The Best of the Temptations on the Ed Sullivan Show: Revised

Strand Releasing
04/10/18 — Released Tales of Mexico (Spanish)

The Orchard (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Us and Them

Universal Pictures - TCM (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Further Adventures of the Kettles: Double Feature (2 film set: The Kettles in the Ozarks, The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm)
06/12/18 — Sets The Strangers: Prey at Night (ARR of 95 days; box office: $24,075,961)

Vinegar Syndrome
05/29/18 — Sets Naughty Girls Need Love Too and Peekarama (2 film set: The Seduction of Cindy, Tara Tara Tara)

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
04/10/18 — Released Puppy Dog Pals: Going on a Mission
05/15/18 — Sets Black Panther (ARR of 88 days; box office: $665,630,708)

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Mask: The Complete First Season (2 disc set)

Wild Eye Releasing
06/26/18 — Sets Cat Sick Blues

World Wide Multi Media
04/10/18 — Released Hot Air Balloon Races and Killer Gimps

WOWnow Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released Sea Monsters

04/10/18 — Released Know the Creeds and Councils (2 disc set)


Blu-ray New Additions:


Aniplex of America
04/10/18 — Released March Comes in Like a Lion, Volume 2 (2 disc set)

04/10/18 — Released Disembodied

04/10/18 — Released ACCA 13 Territory Inspection Dept (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack), Puzzles and Dragons X, Part 2 (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack) and Super Lovers: Season Two + OVA (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack)

Grapevine Videos (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released Risky Business (silent-1926)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
04/03/18 — Released Bee Nation, Bill Murray Experience, Bomb City, Butterfly Queen, Condo, Desolation, Greatest Adult Stars, Mask, Messi and Maude (Spanish), Queen of Ireland, Ring Thing and Survivor’s Guide to Prison 

Honey Releasing (MOD)
04/03/18 — Released Underneath

Indie Rights, Inc. (MOD)
04/03/18 — Released Fell, Jumped or Pushed

Kino Lorber
04/10/18 — Released Bad Company, Deceived, Luther, Manhandled (silent-1923), Psychopath and Stage Struck (silent-1925)

Kraken Releasing
04/10/18 — Released GARO: Red Requiem

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released Braven (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) and Gone are the Days (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

MPI Home Video
04/10/18 — Released Mohawk

Sentai FilmWorks
04/10/18 — Released Ajin Demi-Human: Season 2 (3 disc set)

Scorpion Releasing
04/10/18 — Released Enigma Rosso (Italian)
04/17/18 — Sets Aloha, Bobby and Rose and Caravan to Vaccares

Shout! Factory
04/10/18 — Released Crucible of Horror, Full Moon High, Superbeast and Tribes of Palos Verdes

Smark Mark Video (MOD)
04/10/18 — Released IWA Mid-South Spring Tryout Show 2018 - Memphis, IN

04/10/18 — Released Grindsploitation Trilogy (2 disc set) and Rednecks

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
04/10/18 — Released All Quiet on the Western Front (with UltraViolet Digital Copy), Cleopatra, Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers
06/12/18 — Sets Strangers: Prey at Night (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Vinegar Syndrome
05/29/18 — Sets Bloodsuckers from Outer Space (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack), Her Name was Lisa (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)

Well Go U.S.A.
04/10/18 — Released Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (Korean)
04/17/18 — Sets Taxi Driver (Korean)




Paramount Home Media Readies The Entire Mission: Impossible Film Series For 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack Release On Jun 26

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Paramount Home Media continues the 4K Ultra HD hit parade with an onslaught of six new Tom Cruise theatrical hits on June 26.

Included in the mix are all five of the current Mission: Impossible films — Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible 2, Mission: Impossible III, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation — which puts them in the market and on retailer shelves about 30 days before director Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout hits theatres nationwide on July 27.

All of the Mission: Impossible 4K Ultra HD SKUs will be Combo Packs featuring Blu-ray editions of each film.

Rounding out the Tom Cruise blitz on June 26 is director Christopher McQuarrie’s 2012 film release of Jack Reacher.   It too will be a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack … the second film in the series, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, is already available as a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack (Jan. 31, 2017).

In recent weeks Paramount Home Media has announced 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack editions of Saving Private Ryan, Braveheart and Gladiator (all on May 9), Terminator Genisys and Forrest Gump on June 12.

Mill Creek Entertainment To Release The Seven-Disc DVD Collection Of The Big Box Of Kids Favorites On May 1

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Mill Creek Entertainment has tabbed May 1 for the DVD release of a massive seven-disc collection featuring a full-days worth (technically 25 hours and 35 minutes) of kidvid entertainment … all for just an SRP of just $19.98 (and that’s before discounts at your favorite retail outlet).   

Titled Big Box of Kids Favorites, you get over 100 episodes from Johnny Test, Paddington Bear and Hey Vern, It’s Ernest!   So load’em up and enjoy endless hours of Johnny and his super dog Dukey — and those irritating brainiac twin sisters of his — the loveable Paddington Bear and Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell in this bargained-priced collection.   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Indican Pictures To Release The Writing/Directing Team Of Tom Gould And John Serpe's The Happys On DVD On May 1

Indican Pictures announced this past week that the writing and directing team of Tom Gould and John Serpe’s debut feature film, The Happys, will be making its way to the DVD marketplace on May 1.

Before having a limited two-screen theatrical run in mid-March to garner critical reviews, The Happys worked the festival circuit and picked wins at the Anchorage International Film Festival, Durango Film Festival and the Rhode Island International Film Festival (among others) … it arrives on DVD with an ARR of just 46 days.

The knee-jerk upon hearing that a couple of guys have made a small-budget movie that has gotten distribution is, “oh, wow … another indie film on DVD.”  For the most part that is true, people are making films at a helter-skelter pace these days, which makes for a lot of “filmmakers,” but it doesn’t mean that they know what they are doing.   Tom Gould and John Serpe are the exception, they’ve learned the craft from the ground-up — Gould has been a film editor for over 15 years and Serpe has been an actor and writer for going on 20 years.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
This experience — this “learn the trade” experience — shows in the lighting, the editing and general craft of the film (and we are not even talking about the acting or the story as of yet).   The final product belies its modest budget, which will make The Happys a welcome addition to anyone’s viewing list — in fact, it’s up against Peter Rabbit, 12 Strong and Winchester on May 1, which are all major studio releases, but The Happys from Indican Pictures can easily stands its ground with all three.

As to the story, think along the lines of writer/director Gary Ross’ 1998 film, Pleasantville and Reese Witherspoon’s character.  Tracy (Amanda Bauer — The Myth of the American Sleepover) is a perky, trapped-in-a-1950s-sitcom sort of girl, who wants to live with her boyfriend in her own perfect little Pleasantville.   Her boyfriend, Mark (Jack DePew), is a would-be actor, who has left Wisconsin behind to find fame and fortune in Hollywood, well, actually the two live nearby in the Las Feliz area of Los Angeles ... but close enough.   That’s your set-up, perfect pastel-and-flowers-girl-next-door and her soon to be famous boyfriend.   Perfect in every way.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Now you wouldn’t have much of a movie — or story to tell — if things were left like that.   So, Tracy comes home one day and finds Mark cheating on her … with another man!!!   Cut to phone conversation with her sister back in Wisconsin: “Trust me, you don’t want to come back home,” so Tracy decides to stick it out.

Her solution is that they will get married, she’ll cook him wholesome dinners and keep a spit-spot home and things will be just fine.   Even his tough-as-cinderblocks agent, Krista (Melissa McBride — as Carol in The Walking Dead television series), thinks that’s a good idea (or expedient) … she doesn’t want to get her client typecast.

Of course Tracy soon discovers that this is a quick and easy path to an absolutely miserable life.   Which brings us to the body of the story and the fun that is to be found in The Happys.   She decides to explore her Las Feliz neighborhood — which literally translates from Spanish to English as “The Happys” — and soon gets to know entrepreneurial landlord Luann (played by Janeane Garofalo), a former child actress who invested her money wisely by buying lots of homes in the Las Feliz area.   She acts as sort of a Greek chorus … full of information and wisdom, ever so wise in the way of “The Happys” and the quirky characters that reside therein.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyNice writing and nice comedy bits that lead us, and Tracy, to the local Mexican roach coach run by Ricky (Arturo del Puerto).   There’s chemistry between them, but it won’t last as Ricky is going to throw in the towel on his meals-on-wheels business … he’s just not very good at it.   But wait!   Tracy just might have a solution that could make Las Feliz a perfect little paradise for all.

The Happys is a nice romantic comedy, with some terrific insights on the business of “Hollywood” as a bonus … a solid debut effort from filmmakers Tom Gould and John Serpe.

In other release news from Indican Pictures this week, Apr. 24, will mark the DVD debut of writer/director Thomas Baldinger’s screwball-like comedy, Who’s Jenna?.

Jonathan (Bill Sorvino), a top financial adviser, has fallen in love with a beautiful lawyer named Jenna (Tracey Birdsall), which is all well and good.   Except for one nagging little detail … his best friend since childhood, Andy (Joseph D'Onofrio) is absolutely convinced that Jenna is really a former porn star … the spitting image.

This sets in a motion a series of events that would have Frank Capra and Preston Sturges clapping with glee.   Financial adviser, top clients, porn star … how does all that work out.  Oh but it gets better as Jonathan’s world gets very, very complicated!   Apr. 24 … join in the fun and find out if Jenna is really Jenna in Who’s Jenna?!!!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Wild Eye Releasing Selects June 26 For The Domestic DVD Debut Of Aussie Filmmaker Dave Jackson’s Cat Sick Blues

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Wild Eye Releasing, with sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, will be going Down Under for a trip — a very, very weird trip — into the bizarre world of pet cat grief during the month of June.

The film in question is writer/director Dave Jackson’s award-winning Cat Sick Blues, which will be making its domestic DVD debut on June 26.

We are first introduced to the underground network of cat-grief support groups with Claire (Shian Denovan), whose internet darling, Imeida — lots of worldwide fans; web fame, etc. — met with an untimely death.   Claire is trying to cope with her loss.   

Who knew that cat-grief support groups even existed — like AA, 12 steps, sharing, etc. — but there you have it.  Joining the group one evening is Ted (Matthew C. Vaughan), who seems ever so odd, even by cat-grief support group standards — which is exactly why the film works (he is indeed ever so odd).   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyTed has also lost his beloved cat, Patrick, which, as it turns out, has been more traumatic than he has been able to cope with.   The support group, where he develops a friendly relationship with Claire — they can share their experiences and grief over a meal — is, as we soon will find out, not really going to get Ted past his current issues.   He tells Claire that he doesn’t have to get through the steps of grieving Patrick’s loss, because Patrick is coming back!!!

Oh boy, Ted is one strange ranger, who has constructed a cat suit — a cat mask and razor-sharp kitty cat claws — and has gotten it into his head that if he can slaughter nine human beings (hint: a cat has nine lives) Patrick, who is stashed away in Ted’s freezer, will magically come back to life.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The local Melbourne news outlets are full of a slasher-on-the-prowl news as our boy Ted is out and about working on getting the body count up to nine.   Will Claire make the connection?   Will Claire join Ted’s “nine lives” campaign?   Will Patrick come back from the dead?   These questions, and more, will be answered to the delight of genre fans on June 26.

Cat Sick Blues is a wicked mix of deadpan/black humor — you just got to love Matthew C. Vaughan, he’s perfect as Ted — and all-out slasher flick. 

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey