Monday, September 10, 2018

For the period ending September 07, 2018 ... New DVD and Blu-ray selections added to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report's database





DVD New Additions:

4 Digital Media
09/04/18 — Released Hostile

Acorn Media
09/04/18 — Released Good Karma Hostipal: Series 2 (2 disc set)

Breaking Glass Pictures
09/04/18 — Released Epidemic

Breakthrough Chinuch (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released First Day in an Al Pi Darko School 1, First Day in an Al Pi Darko School 2, First Day in an Al Pi Darko School 3, First Day in an Al Pi Darko School 4 and First Day in an Al Pi Darko School 5

CMI Education/PESI Publishing
08/28/18 — Released Disarming the Suicidal Mind: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention

Championship Productions
09/04/18 — Released 4-Out Ball Screen Continuity Offense, Chaos Full Court Pressure Defense, Defending the Dribble Drive Motion Offense and Ball Screens, Pack Line Defense for High School Basketball, Porter Moser: Creating a Culture of Success & My Favorite Practice Drills and Steve Smith: Transition & Dribble Drive Offense

Cinedigm Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Assassin's Revenge, Bad Nun (aka: The Sinister Nun), Truth or Dare and Wolfblood: Season Four (2 disc set)

Cohen Media Group
09/04/18 — Released Godard Mon Amour (French) (ARR of 137 days; box office: $82,264)

DAR-APP Entertainment (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Crazy Dog Knapper and Noam L Egyptian

DreamScape Media, LLC
09/04/18 — Released Clack, Clack, Quack to School and Dreamers

E1 Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released SAF-3 and Ouija House

Eagle Rock Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Yes: 50th Anniversary - Live at the Apollo

Empire Video
09/04/18 — Released Kamuki (Malayalam)

FilmRise (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Dark River (ARR of 67 days; box office: $7,714)

Grapevine Video (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Last Warning (silent-1929) - new 2K transfer, Made for Love (silent-1926) and Miracle Rider (15-Chapter Serial) (3 disc set)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Barn, Butterfly Caught, Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks, End of Meat, Pickle Recipe and Root Cause

HBO Home Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Silicon Valley: The Complete Fifth Season (2 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

HBO Home Entertainment (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released The Tale

Hallmark Channel
09/04/18 — Released Darrow and Darrow: In the Key of Murder and Love at First Bark

High Octane Pictures, LLC (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Dwarves of Dragon Mountain (aka: The Dwarves of Demrel) and It Lives Inside

Hollywood Scrapheap (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Incident at Phantom Hill

I-Cine
09/04/18 — Released Con Tau Y Duc (10 disc set), My Nhan Sai Thanh (16 disc set), Nha Toi La Nhat, Part 1 (14 disc set), Nha Toi La Nhat, Part 2 (14 disc set), Nu Canh FBI (12 disc set) and Phan Lam Dau (12 disc set)

ITN Distribution
09/04/18 — Released Slammed

Image Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Bee Team and Trench 11

Inspirational Films (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Pawnz

International Historic Films
09/04/18 — Released Die Entlassung (German), Prague '68 Summer of Tanks (Czech) and Unterehmen Michael (German)

Kino Lorber
09/04/18 — Released Blame it on the Bellboy and Once Upon a Crime

Lamb & Lion Ministries
09/04/18 — Released God's Prophetic Voices to America: 2018 Bible Conference (3 disc set)

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Beast (ARR of 116 days; box office: $800,365) and Urban Country

Live Here Now
09/04/18 — Released Bananarama: Live At The London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo

Magnolia Home Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Footage Found 3D

National Geographic (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released National Geographic: When Sharks Attack - Season 4 (2 disc set)

Naxos
09/04/18 — Released Berg: Violin Concerto, Europakonzert 2018: Berliner Philharmoniker, Rossini: The Early Operas (5 disc set) and Tchaikovsky: Iolanta/Stravinsky: Perséphone - Teatro Real, Madrid (2 disc set)

PCN Productions (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Voices of Veterans: Jim Millikan

Paramount Home Media
11/06/18 — Sets Good Fight: Season Two (4 disc set)
11/20/18 — Sets Hey Arnold!: The Ultimate Collection (2 film set: Hey Arnold!: The Movie, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, plus the Hey Arnold!: The Complete Series) (18 disc set) and Rocko’s Modern Life: The Complete Series (8 disc set)

Rarefilmsandmore.com (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Hide and Seek, La Signora di Tutti (Italian), The Organ (Slovak), Rossini (Italian) and Wallenstein (German)

Screen Media
09/04/18 — Released 85: Greatest Team in Football History

Shout! Factory
09/04/18 — Released Ghost Stories (ARR of 137 days; box office: $132,887), My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Pony Trick of Treat, Peter Gunn: The Complete Series (12 disc set), Sid Caesar: The Works (5 disc set) and When Calls the Heart: The Storm

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Absolute Intense Wrestling: WrestleRage 3 - Now That's Class War - Cleveland, OH and C*4 Wrestling: Fighting Back 8 - Ottawa, CN

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Any Bullet Will Do, Big Take, Goldbergs: Complete Fifth Season (3 disc set), Ideal Home, Lake Placid: Legacy, Mis-Education of Joy, Timeless: Season Two (3 disc set) and UFO
10/09/18 — Sets Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) (ARR of 88 days; box office: $162,844,423)

Strand Releasing
09/04/18 — Released Desert Bride (Spanish) (ARR of 123 days; box office: $29,764)

Sunrise, Inc.
09/04/18 — Released Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer and Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Special Edition (2 disc set)

The Film Collectors Society (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Johnny Ringo (10 disc set)

Thuy NGA, Inc.
09/04/18 — Released Mua Thu La Bay

Time-Life Video
09/04/18 — Released Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Sixth Season (6 disc set)

Tyndale Publishing
09/04/18 — Released Eternity Is Now in Session and Eternity Is Now in Session (with bonus 74 page book)

Uncork’d Entertainment (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Lighthouse and Minutes to Midnight

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
09/04/18 — Released Curious George: Halloween Double Feature (2 disc set)
10/02/18 — Adds Leave No Trace (ARR of 95 days; box office: $5,857,532)
10/23/18 — Sets Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (ARR of 95 days; box office: $118,120,770)

Upper Management Music
09/04/18 — Released Rhonda Vincent and the Rage with Blue Grass Legengs - Live at the Ryman

Vertical Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Damascus Cover

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
11/06/18 — Sets Incredibles 2 (ARR of 144 days; box office: $602,579,381)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Cartoon Network: Adventure Time - The Final Seasons (4 disc set) and Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season (5 disc set)

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Mom: The Complete Fifth Season (3 disc set) and Young Sheldon: The Complete First Season (2 disc set)

Well Go U.S.A.
09/04/18 — Released Brothers (Mandarin)

Blu-ray New Additions:

 

Acorn Media
09/04/18 — Released Good Karma Hostipal: Series 2 (2 disc set)

Arrow Video
09/04/18 — Released Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji (Japanese)
09/18/18 — Adds Horrors of Malformed Men (Japanese) and Pyjama Girl Case (Italian)
10/23/18 — Sets Deadbeat at Dawn: 30th Anniversary Edition

Cohen Media Group
09/04/18 — Released Godard Mon Amour (French)

Dark Entity Music, LLC
09/04/18 — Released Leaving Eden: Live - Xtreme Rockumentary

Eagle Rock Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Yes: 50th Anniversary - Live at the Apollo

FilmRise (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Dark River

Flicker Alley (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Berlin Symphony of a Great City (silent - 1927), Valentino Collection, Volume 1 (2 film set: Eyes of Youth (silent-1919), Moran of the Lady Letty (silent-1922)) and Valentino Collection, Volume 2 (2 film set: Virtuous Sinners (silent-1919), The Young Rajah (silent-1922), plus two silent short films: A Society Sensation (1918), Stolen Moments (1920))

FUNimation
09/04/18 — Released Bungo Stray Dogs: Season Two (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy), Death Parade (2 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy), Future Diary: The Complete Series + OVA (4 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy), High School DxD (2 disc set) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) and New Game!: Season Two (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack)

Grapevine Video (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Last Warning (silent-1929) - new 2K transfer, Made for Love (silent-1926) and Miracle Rider (15-Chapter Serial) (2 disc set)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Barn, Butterfly Caught, Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks, End of Meat, Pickle Recipe and Root Cause

Gunpowder and Sky (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Summer of 84

Kino Lorber
09/04/18 — Released Blame it on the Bellboy, Once Upon a Crime and Oscar

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Beast (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) and Shark Week: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Live Here Now
09/04/18 — Released Bananarama: Live At The London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo and Bananarama: Live At The London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with two bonus CDs)

MVD Entertainment Group
11/13/18 — Sets Bright Lights, Big City

Magnolia Home Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Footage Found 3D

Maiden Japan
09/04/18 — Released Glass Mask: The Complete Original Series (4 disc set)

Naxos
09/04/18 — Released Berg: Violin Concerto and Europakonzert 2018: Berliner Philharmoniker

SPV - Napalm
09/04/18 — Released Alter Bridge: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack with 2 bonus CDs)

Screen Media
09/04/18 — Released 85: Greatest Team in Football History

Sentai FilmWorks
09/04/18 — Released Frame Arms Girl: The Complete Series (2 disc set)

Shout! Factory
09/04/18 — Released Ghost Stories

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
08/14/18 — Released GCW: Joey Janela's Lost in New York - Queens, NY

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Ideal Home
10/09/18 — Sets Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Sunrise, Inc.
09/04/18 — Released Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer and Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Special Edition OVA (2 disc set)

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
09/04/18 — Released Cop and a Half
10/02/18 — Adds Death Race: Beyond Anarchy (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy) and Leave No Trace (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)
10/23/18 — Sets Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Upper Management Music
09/04/18 — Released Rhonda Vincent and the Rage with Blue Grass Legengs - Live at the Ryman

Vertical Entertainment
09/04/18 — Released Damascus Cover

Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
09/04/18 — Released Hocus Pocus: 25th Anniversary Edition (with Digital Copy) and Nightmare Before Christmas: Sing Along Edition (with Digtial Copy)
11/06/18 — Sets Incredibles 2 (2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
09/04/18 — Released Young Sheldon: The Complete First Season (2 disc set)


 

 

MVD Entertainment Group Preps Rewind Collection Edition Of Bright Lights, Big City For Blu-ray Release On Nov. 13


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Director James Bridges’ 1988 film adaptation of Jay McInerney’s novel, Bright Lights, Big City, will be getting “Rewind Collection” status on Nov. 13, so says MVD Entertainment Group.

Michael J. Fox joins the likes of Nicole Kidman (Windrider … on Blu-ray July 24), Jean-Claude Van Damme (Lionheart … on Blu-ray June 12), Olivier Gruner (Angel Town … heading to Blu-ray on Sept. 25) and cult filmmaker Jesus Franco's “guilty pleasure” Blu-ray action gems, Golden Temple Amazons and Diamonds Of Kilimandjaro (debuting Sept. 11) with this Rewind Collection film entry; an anthem of sorts about the rapidly changing “fast lane” culture of the 1980s.

Fox plays Jamie Conway, a mid-20s New York City-based journalist, who finds the party scene more compelling than work.  Alcohol and cocaine are the fuel which hasten his descent to the bottom.  His mother has died and Amanda (Phoebe Cates), his wife of a fleeting marriage, has kicked him to the curb, so he has plenty of reasons to dull his sorrows.

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His guide to world of “bright lights” in the big city is Tad (played by Kiefer Sutherland), who acts as sort of a one-man Greek chorus … a voice of unreason while the drugs consume our hero and the music beats on.   

Bright Lights, Big City is indeed an ode to ‘80s culture; a moment captured beautifully in time by filmmaker James Bridges … and an outstanding new entry in MVD’s “Rewind Collection” of Blu-ray special editions. 

Bonus features include not one, but two commentary options.   The first features author and screenwriter Jay McInerney, and the second comes from cinematographer Gordon Willis.   There are also two featurettes — “Big City Lights” and “Jay McInerney's The Light Within” — and an extensive photo gallery.

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Paramount Home Media Selects Nov. 6 For The DVD Release Of The Good Fight: Season Two


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It started off as a spin-off of the creative duo of Robert and Michelle King’s hit series, The Good Wife, but during the second season it came into its own and The Good Fight is now a complete stand-alone (already renewed for a third season).

Paramount Home Media will be teaming up with CBS Home Entertainment on Nov. 6 for the DVD launch of The Good Fight: Season Two, a four-disc set featuring all 13 episodes starring Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie and Cush Jumbo.

Bonus features include a gag reel and deleted scenes.

In other DVD release news this week, Paramount Home Media and Nickelodeon have targeted Nov. 20 for the 18-disc collection titled Hey Arnold!: The Ultimate Collection.

For fans of the animated adventures of Arnold and his pals, Gerald and Helga, this is the one to own come Thanksgiving.   You get all five seasons of Hey Arnold! (100 episodes) and the two feature-length films, Hey Arnold!: The Movie (released theatrically in June of 2002) and Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie (which served as a vehicle to sketch in the loose threads from the series).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyBonus goodies include the Claymation short film titled Arnold Escapes from Church, the original pilot episode, “Drawing Arnold” and more!

Also being released on Nov. 20 is the Nickelodeon eight-disc DVD collection of Rocko’s Modern Life: The Complete Series.   All 53 episodes from this Emmy-winning animated series are included here.

Bonus features include selected commentary, four featurettes — “Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Rocko,” “Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Heffer,” “Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Filburt” and “Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: The Bigheads” — and more!

Arrow Video Restores Writer/Director Jim Van Bebber’s Deadbeat At Dawn For Blu-ray Delivery On Oct. 23


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Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has a brand new 2K restoration of writer/director Jim Van Bebber’s 1988 cult-status revenge thriller, Deadbeat at Dawn, ready for Blu-ray distribution on Oct. 23.

This Blu-ray edition will mark the 30th Anniversary of Bebber’s bloodlust classic that has been around as VHS and various DVD product offerings over the years — the original DVD release had seven different street date changes before finally reaching retail outlets in early 2000 (it was originally set for Jan. 4, 1999 and then delayed until April … and then May … August … October and finally one year later it arrived).

This is the definitive Blu-ray edition from Arrow Video!   The others are just footnotes to history now.

Van Bebber (who would go on to direct and produce The Manson Family) stars as Goose, the leader of the Dayton, Ohio-based Ravens, who are in a perpetual turf war against their crosstown rivals, the Spyders.   Naturally, it is over drugs and other illicit activities.   

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When Christy (played by Megan Murphy — Money Buys Happiness, Freedom State, Brand Upon the Brain!, etc.), his girlfriend — with some brains — tells Goose that he has to find a real life away from the crime and violence or she is going to look for greener pastures, he realizes that she is right.   

He figures that it will be one last score (to set them up) and then he will be on the path to the straight and narrow.  However, during his absence a couple of the Spyders decide to have their way with Christy and end up beating her to death in the process.   Goose is devastated!

What separates Deadbeat at Dawn from the normal revenge-type thrillers is that Van Bebber doesn’t do the ABC — cause and effect — pattern with his script.   Instead, he takes his time as Goose is genuinely defeated by Christy’s murder and even contemplates suicide.   It’s a slow boil.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyOnly when he learns that his Raven buddy, Keith (Ric Walker), has teamed up with Danny (Paul Harper) and “Bone Crusher” (Marc Pitman) of the Spyders for a big score, does he snap out of it and extract his many pounds of flesh!

Bonus goodies include commentary from Van Bebber, who is joined by actor Paul Harper and documentary filmmaker Victor Bonacore (Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim Van Bebber).   Arrow Video is also including Bonacore’s documentary on the film, outtakes and a vintage making-of documentary (circa 1986).

Additionally, four of Van Bebber’s short films have been restored and are included here — Into the Black, My Sweet Satan, Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin and Gator Green.

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Writer/Director Ol Parker's Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment On Oct. 23


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One good turn deserves another.   And one musical hit spawns another … it took ten years, but they are back — Donna, Sophie, Tanya, Rosie and of course Sam, Bill and Harry — in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment made it official this past week, the home entertainment rollout will take place on Oct. 23.  Or, should we say, the big commences on Oct. 23!

The ARR works out to 95 days and multiplex receipts hummed to the tune of $118.1 million. The original, back in the summer of 2008, pulled in $143.7 million, so a hit is a hit … even ten years later!!!

As to SKU configuration, Universal is offering up a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a DVD edition … and both Target and Best Buy special editions.

Bonus features common to all SKU configurations include two commentary options — one featuring writer/director Ol Parker (screenwriter of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and the second is with film producer Judy Craymer.   Plus there are deleted songs and scenes (with commentary by Parker), ten “enhanced sing-alongs” and a half-dozen production featurettes — “The Story,” “Mamma Mia! Reunited,” “Playing Donna,” “Meeting Cher,” “Costumes and The Dynamos” and “Curtain Call.”

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Exclusive to the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray editions are eight additional “enhanced sing-alongs,” five additional featurettes — “Sophie's Story,” “Choreographing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” “Dancing Queen: Anatomy of a Scene,” “Performing for Legends” and “Class of '79” — plus “Cast Meets Cast” and “Cast Chats” videos.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Picks Nov. 6 For The Home Entertainment Rollout Of Director Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2


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Walt Disney Home Entertainment gets it right with the home entertainment launch of director Brad Bird’s animated smash hit, Incredibles 2.   When you have gold, there is no reason to rush to market.  Take it slow, pick your spot and maximize sales.   That’s gold!

Instead of a theatrical to home entertainment window of 88 or 95 days, which is the new normal, Disney street-date selection of Nov. 6 — for a three-SKU helping (plus Best Buy and Target exclusives) of Incredibles 2 works out to an ARR of 144 days.

With domestic box office receipts of $602.6 million (and counting), the studio can, and did, pick a street-date Tuesday that works best for them.   Nov. 6 is just fine.   Perfect.

As to SKU configuration, there will be a stand-alone DVD edition, a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack selection.

As to bonus nuggets — and there are quite a few — Disney begins with commentary from the animation team, which includes Alan Barillaro (The Incredibles, WALL-E, Brave, etc.), Tony Fucile (The Incredibles, Coco, Brave, etc.), Dave Mullins (Coco, Inside Out, The Incredibles) and Bret Parker (yes, he too was part of The Incredibles team, plus Brave, Monsters University and more).

There are also ten deleted scenes, outtakes, the mini-movie titled Auntie Edna and six featurettes — “Super Stuff,” “Heroes & Villains,” “Ralph Eggleston: Production Designer,” “Strong Coffee,” “Paths to Pixar: Everyday Heroes” and “SuperBaby.”

Wait, wait … there’s more.   Director Domee Shi’s theatrical short film titled Bao is included here, plus a making-of featurette, character theme songs and more!