Monday, May 6, 2019

For the period ending May 03, 2019 ... New DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD selections added to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report's database


DVD New Additions


Adler & Associates Entertainment (MOD)
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04/30/19 — Released Us Too

Adult Source Media
04/30/19 — Released Daddy's Little Princess 2

Anime Midstream
04/30/19 — Released B't X Neo (2 disc set)

Asylum Home Entertainment (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released San Andreas Mega Quake

Blue Ridge Services (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Transfer Station Safety Training: Personal Protective Equipment and Water Facility Training: Dozer Operations - Ripping and Sloping

Championship Productions
04/30/19 — Released Ball Screen Continuity & Quick Hitters vs. Zone Defense, Building and Rebuilding a Program, Charli Turner Thorne's Favorite Drills, Ganon Baker: Basketball IQ Development Drills, Volume 3, Motion Offense vs. 2-3 Zone & My Favorite Shooting Drills and Practice Drills to Ramp Up Defensive Pressure

Cinedigm Entertainment
04/30/19 — Released Mission of Honor

Conscious Films (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Dr. Sebi: Eat to Live or Eat to Die #1, Dr. Sebi: Eat to Live or Eat to Die #2, Dr. Sebi: The Nuwuapian #1 and Dr. Sebi: The Nuwuapian #2

DreamScape Media, LLC
04/30/19 — Released Alma and How She Got Her Name

04/30/19 — Released Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Freestyle Digital (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Bardo Blues

Get Digital World (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Disciplined Mind For Dummies, Disciplined Mind Video Course, Facebook Ad Tracking, Facebook Ad Tracking for Dummies, Functional Fitness Course and Functional Fitness for Dummies

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Chippendale's Off the Cliff, Great Flip-Off, In Search of Greatness, Lost & Found (ARR of 32 days; box office: $28,365) and Rainbow

04/30/19 — Released Khong Nhu Ngay Hom Qua (14 disc set), Phong Bao Tinh Thu (15 disc set), Tan Thuy Hu, Part 1 (14 disc set), Tan Thuy Hu, Part 2 (14 disc set) and Tra Tao Do (18 disc set)

Icarus Films
07/02/19 — Sets Heiresses (Spanish)

Indican Pictures
05/28/19 — Sets Zilla and Zoe

Kerugma Productions (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Amazing Prophecies from Scriptures, Journey Through the Bible, Occult Invasion of the Church and What is the Purpose of Our Existence

Kill the Lion Films (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Rehearsals and Shredder

Leomark Studios, LLC (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Protect and Serve, Sculpture (Italian) and Treasure

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
04/30/19 — Released Dragged Across Concrete and Hole in the Ground (ARR of 60 days; box office: $21,072)

MVD Entertainment Group
04/30/19 — Released Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me

Meridian Releasing (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released They Returned (Spanish) and Tutor (Spanish)

Movie Detective (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Birth Certificate (Polish), Eloisa is Underneath an Almond Tree (Spanish), Enamorada (Spanish), Eva Fools Around (Czech), La Chanson d'une Nuit (French) and Le Secret du Chevalier d'Éon (French)

Movie Time Video (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Power of People (Telugu)

North Point Resources
04/30/19 — Released Andy Stanley: The Unsettling Solution for Just About Everything

PBS Direct
04/30/19 — Released Charley Pride: I'm Just Me, Homo Spatius, Nature: Living Volcanos, NOVA: Decoding the Great Pyramid, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (2 disc set) and Right to Fail

Rogue Video (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Scream Bloody Murder

Saina Video Vision
04/30/19 — Released Oru Adaar Love (Malayalam)

Scenic Workouts (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Nude House Cleaning: Mid-Century Modern Maid and Scenic Workouts: Yosemite Valley

Serpent Films (MOD)
04/23/19 — Released 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: Hill Number One, I Love Trouble), 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: Invisible Avenger, Iron Angel), 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: Meet the Boyfriend, Martin Luther) and 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: Pilot X (aka: Death in the Air), Q Planes (aka: Clouds Over Europe))
04/30/19 — Released 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: Isle of Destiny, It Couldn't Have Happened, But it Did), 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: Men of Action, Midnight Manhunt), 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: Night Alarm, Night Tide), 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: No Hands on the Clock, No, No, Nanette) and 2 Classic Movies (2 film set: Non-Stop New York, Oh, Susannah!)

Shemaroo Entertainment
04/30/19 — Released Hotel Milan (Hindi) and Ranbanka (Hindi)

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Absolute Intense Wrestling: Slumber Party Massacre - Jersey City, NJ, BRAWL: Night of the Brawlers - Williamstown, NJ, Game Changer Wrestling: Orange Cassidy is Doing Something, or Whatever, Who Knows? - Jersey City, NJ, Glory Pro Wrestling: Aces High - Belleville, IL, H2O Wrestling: 2 Tuff 2 Quit - Williamstown, NJ, IWA Mid-South: Spring Tryout Show - Jeffersonville, IN, IWA Mid-South: Thunder Before Thunder - Jeffersonville, IN and IWA Mid-South: We are IWA - Jeffersonville, IN

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
05/07/19 — Sets Better Call Saul: Season Four (3 disc set)
05/14/19 — Sets Never Look Away (German) (ARR of 165 days; box office: $1,258,670)

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
06/18/19 — Sets Hotel Mumbai (ARR of 88 days; box office: $9,293,070) and Us (ARR of 88 days; box office: $172,877,890)
07/02/19 — Sets Best of Enemies (ARR of 88 days; box office: $10,008,6881)

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
05/07/19 — Adds Gangway for Tomorrow, Lady Scarface, Let's Make Music, Unexpected Uncle and What a Blonde
05/14/19 — Sets Gorilla Man, Prisoner of Second Avenue, South of Suez and Three Cheers for the Irish
05/21/19 — Adds Beauty for Sale, Espionage and Sinner Take All
05/21/19 — Sets Girl of the Port, Golden Arrow, Gridiron Flash, Make Way for the Lady and Man Who Found Himself

07/30/19 — Sets Retablo (Spanish)

Blu-ray New Additions


Ammo Content, LLC (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Deadly Crush

Arrow Video
04/30/19 — Released Khrustalyov, My Car! (Russian)

Cinedigm Entertainment
04/30/19 — Released Mission of Honor

Cinetrove International
04/30/19 — Released L'Eau a la Bouche (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (French)

Cri-One (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Chris Brown Turns a Colorburst Blank

Eastern Star
04/30/19 — Released Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! (2 disc set) and Kyo Kara Maoh!: The Complete First Season (4 disc set)

04/30/19 — Released Absolute Duo: The Complete Series (2 disc set) (with Digital Copy), Barakamon (2 disc set) (with Digital Copy), Hakyu Hoshin Engi: The Complete Collection (4 disc set) (with Digital Copy), High School DxD Hero: Season 4 (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy) and Rolling Girls: The Complete Collection (2 disc set)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Chippendale's Off the Cliff, Great Flip-Off, In Search of Greatness, Lost & Found and Rainbow

Kino Lorber
04/30/19 — Released Fantomas: Three Film Collection (3 film set: Fantomas, Fantomas Unleashed, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard) (French) (3 disc set), Hannibal and Pink Panther Cartoon Collection, Volume 5
05/07/19 — Sets Kind Hearts and Coronets, Lavender Hill Mob and Man in the White Suit

Kuma Telefilms
04/30/19 — Released Konodan Collection, Volume 1

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
04/30/19 — Released Dragged Across Concrete

MPI Home Entertainment
04/30/19 — Released Level 16

MVD Entertainment Group
04/30/19 — Released Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me

Meridian Releasing (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released They Returned (Spanish) and Tutor (Spanish)

Mill Creek Entertainment
07/09/19 — Adds NASA: A Journey Through Space (2 disc set) With Digital Copy)

Sentai FilmWorks
04/30/19 — Released Mitsuboshi Colors: Complete Collection (2 disc set)

Severin Films, LLC
04/30/19 — Released Death Warmed Up, Emanuelle and Francoise (Italian) and Escape From Women's Prison

Shout! Factory
04/30/19 — Released Boxer, Brain, Kuffs, Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) and Tarantula

Silent Hall of Fame (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Rags (silent-1915)

Tempe Video (MOD)
04/30/19 — Released Unlisted Owner

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
06/18/19 — Sets Hotel Mumbai (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy) and Us (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)
07/02/19 — Sets Best of Enemies (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

4K Ultra HD New Additions

Mill Creek Entertainment
07/09/19 — Sets Space Station (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

04/30/19 — Released Carl Maria von Webers: Der Freischütz

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
06/18/19 — Sets Us ((4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack Edition) (with Digital Copy)

Warner Bros. Home Ent.
06/04/19 — Adds Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack Edition) (with Digital Copy)


Mill Creek Entertainment Tabs July 9 For The 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack Release Of IMAX: Space Station

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Last week Mill Creek Entertainment announced its first priced-to-collect Blu-ray product offerings for the month of July.   These were two new 4K transfer (both first time in widescreen) from cult filmmaker Andy Sidaris’ “Bullets, Bombs and Babes” hit series of films from the 1980s.   

Already in place and released on Apr. 16 were Malibu Express and Hard Ticket to Hawaii and now July 9 will see the arrival of Dona Speir and Hope Marie Carlton starring in Picasso Trigger and Savage Beach (both include Digital Copy).

That’s a tough act to follow, but Mill Creek Entertainment has matched the excitement of these action classics with an eye towards the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s moon landing on July 20, 1969.   Available on July 9 will be a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack edition of documentary filmmaker Toni Myers’ 2002 IMAX presentation of Space Station (complete with Digital Copy).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyThis film about the construction of the International Space Station, space walks and more has grossed over $93 million in its long-term IMAX theatrical run.  Tom Cruise serves as the narrator and the visuals are nothing short of spectacular!

Bonus goodies included with the 4K Ultra HD debut include the featurette titled “Adventures in Space,” featuring Tom Cruise, filmmaker Toni Myers and ISS astronauts, plus two technical featurettes — “Expedition 7” (a tour of the ISS) and “STS-108” (a tour of the Endeavor on its way to the ISS).

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Wait!   Mill Creek Entertainment’s celebration of space continues on July 9 with the double-disc Blu-ray release of NASA: A Journey Through Space (complete with Digital Copy).

This seven-part history of the United States space program includes the following segments — “The History of Flying and the Space Race,” “Operation: Lift Off,” “Shooting for the Moon,” “The Apollo Missions,” “After a Giant Leap,” “The Shuttle and Living in Space” and “The 21st Century and Beyond.”

Bullets, Bombs and Babes and the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Moon Landing … and Mill Creek Entertainment is just getting started!

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Cinetrove International Restores French New Wave Filmmaker Jacques Doniol-Valcroze's L’eau a la Bouche For Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Release On June 18

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The French New Wave produced the likes of François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer and in early 1960 a new “filmmaker” member to the movement made his feature film directing debut … Jacques Doniol-Valcroze.   

His role, however, with the New Wave film movement in France was from its very beginning in the post-war period … and as a co-founder of the New Wave film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, Doniol-Valcroze credentials are impeccable.   It just took a tad longer for him to sit in the director’s chair.

Word arrived this past week that Cinetrove International has a new restoration of Doniol-Valcroze’s debut feature film, L’eau a la Bouche (aka: A Game for Six Lovers) ready for domestic consumption on June 18 as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.

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The film, starring Bernadette Lafont (three-time César Awards nominee — Prête-Moi Ta main, Masques, L'Effrontée) Françoise Brion and Alexandra Stewart, was released theatrically in France in January of 1960, but when it arrived in the United States two years later, the French language track had been stripped out and the film was dubbed — can you imagine Truffaut’s 400 Blows or Godard’s Breathless as only English-dubbed viewing options!!   Fortunately, Cinetrove International has the original French-language version for cinephiles to enjoy.

Miléna (Brion) lives in her wealthy grandmother’s château and suddenly finds her comfy world coming unraveled when the old lady dies.   The attorney for the estate insists that Miléna’s estranged cousins be at the reading of the will and soon enough Fifine (Stewart) arrives … and just as quickly starts hitting on the attorney.   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyFifine’s brother, Jean-Paul (who is really her lover) also shows up and is quickly smitten with his “cousin,” Miléna.   This complicated series of affairs of the heart expands to include the long-time butler who is trying to score with the new maid!

So how does it all work out?   Cousins with “cousins” and the legal affairs of the estate in obvious conflict … June 18 on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack to find out how it all comes out.
L’eau a la Bouche is presented in French with English subtitles.   Bonus features include an extensive photo gallery and the featurette titled “The French 60s and theme to L’eau a la Bouche by Serge Gainsbourg.”

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MVD Entertainment Group To Release DVD And Blu-ray Editions Of Documentary Filmmaker Olivia Lichtenstein’s Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me On Aug. 23

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On July 13, 1985 the Live Aid benefit concerts took place simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London and at John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.  The recent Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody was capped off with a 20-minute recreation of Freddie Mercury and Queen’s performance at Wembley Stadium (an amazing bit of filmmaking) … “across the pond” (as they say) an equally emotional performance took place on that date. 

MVD Entertainment Group has announced that documentary filmmaker Olivia Lichtenstein’s Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me will be heading to the home entertainment marketplace on Aug. 23 as both DVD and Blu-ray product offerings.

Teddy Pendergrass was at the top of his career and then came the night of March 18, 1982.  He was involved in a car crash in Philadelphia that left him a quadriplegic and paralyzed from the chest down.   It was, however, not the end of his career and filmmaker Lichtenstein chronicles that, and more, in her look at the life of this five-time Grammy nominee and five-time Platinum and three-time Gold recording artist.   

The Live Aid concert was his return to the limelight after three years of recovery from the near-fatal accident.   After Live Aid he would go on to record six additional albums, including the 1988 release of the Gold-certified “Joy,” which yielded two top ten R&B chart toppers, “Joy” (no. 1) and “2 A.M. (no. 3).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyFilmmaker Olivia Lichtenstein examines Pendergrass’ early life, his breakthrough with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, his solo-career management by the legendary Shep Gordon (who actually staged female-only venues to promote Pendergrass’ sexual allure) and even the dark side … his first manager and love interest, Taaz Lang, was murdered execution style (the crime has never been solved). 

The film blends vintage performances with a no-nonsense storyline that highlight both the good and bad in Pendergrass’ amazing life and career.

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Icarus Films Tabs July 2 For The Domestic DVD Debut Of Paraguayan Filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi’s The Heiresses

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Icarus Films will be teaming up with France’s premiere film production and distribution company, Distrib Films, on July 2 for the domestic DVD debut of Paraguayan filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi’s award winning and internationally acclaimed film, The Heiresses.

Martinessi’s tale of a relationship between two women — who are essentially stuck in time — opened the Berlin International Film Festival in mid-February of 2018 and captured the Silver Bear for Ana Brun’s performance as Best Actress and Marcelo Martinessi won for Best Director (his first feature film).  

An extended film festival tour — reaching all corners of the world — followed for an entire year, with Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director awards piling up along the way.   During that period, Distrib Films picked up The Heiresses for domestic theatrical distribution, which includes the home entertainment arena through the Icarus Films agreement.

The ARR works out to 165 days and domestic box office receipts recorded during the film’s brief arthouse run were $72,505 (just 6 screens at its widest point).

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Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) are a lesbian couple who have lived together in Paraguay’s capital of Asunción for going on three decades.   They are in many ways, polar opposites … Chela is an introspective artist, while Chiquita is a free spirit, and therein lies the problem.   It seems that Chiquita’s “free spirit” nature has earned her some prison time and to make ends meet during her absence, Chela has been selling off the furniture and other heirlooms. 

What makes Martinessi’s The Heiresses an interesting look at culture in South America is not the relationship between Chela and Chiquita, but the imperative that their “upper class” status be maintained … or at the least the appearances of that status.   

Their home may be a little spare about now, but at least Chela has a domestic — the illusion of class and status within the community must be observed.

Meanwhile, Chiquita seems to fit right in at prison, while Chela has a difficult time adjusting, but she is soon distracted by both an impromptu business opportunity and the allure of a younger woman by the name of Angy (Ana Ivanova).

The Heiresses is presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

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Arrow Video's 4K Film Restoration For Writer/Director John Hughes' Weird Science Arrives On Blu-ray On July 23

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Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has a new 4K restoration (from the original camera negative) of writer/director John Hughes’ summer of 1985 high school nerd fantasy comedy, Weird Science, ready for Blu-ray release on July 23.

Wedged between The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, this fantasy comedy from Hughes, although a theatrical hit, has never achieved the iconic status of the aforementioned films that proceeded and followed it — or Sixteen Candles, for that matter.

All four films have similar themes … high school, nerds, outcasts and an the underlying sexual angst of those formative years.   Weird Science doesn’t go for the more insightful (subtle) story-telling aspects of its three brethren, which Hughes was very good at, but instead is an all out fantasy tale about two high school nerds — Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) — who know that their romantic lives will be unfilled and so they create their own “wonder woman.”   The results are nothing short of amazing!!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyThe filming was done on closed sets to tamp down speculation as to what the film was about (three weeks of location shooting in the Chicago and then to Universal Studios for closed-set filming and post production).    
The production itself actually got off to a rocky start when the original Lisa walked off the set after two days and had be replaced at the last minute with Kelly LeBrock (who had made her film debut in the Gene Wilder comedy, The Woman in Red, the previous summer).

In addition to the fantasy elements of two high school nerds creating the perfect woman (god-like with her powers as it turns out), the film has a cast that makes it a fun watch … you have the likes of Bill Paxton (as Wyatt’s bullying older brother), Robert Downey, Jr. (in a very early role) and Michael Berry from The Hills Have Eyes.

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As to bonus goodies, there are two viewing options.   The first is the original theatrical cut (clocking in at 94 minutes) and an extended cut, which features an additional three minutes of restored footage.  

Additionally, there are new-prepared video sessions with special makeup creator Craig Reardon (seven Emmy nominations for his work, including wins for The X Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), composer Ira Newborn, casting director Jackie Burch and support actor John Kapelos (as Dino), plus a vintage documentary titled It’s Alive: Resurrecting Weird Science.

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