Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For the period ending October 18, 2019 ... New DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD selections added to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report's database


DVD New Additions

1091 Media (MOD)
09/24/19 — Released Shut Up and Play the Piano

10/15/19 — Released Making Montgomery Clift

Adult Source Media
10/15/19 — Released Maid's Indiscretion

Alpha Video (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Adventures of Sir Lancelot, Volume 5, Affair in Monte Carlo, Around the World in 80 Minutes, Euro-Horror Double Feature (2 film set: The House by the Cemetery, The Hatchet Murders), I Led 3 Lives, Volume 2, Lost Silent Classics Collection (2 silent films: A Child of the Paris Streets (1916), The Eyes of Julia Deep (1918)), Michael Shayne, Volume 2, Mr. Lobo's Cinema Insomnia: Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome, Mr. Lobo's Cinema Insomnia: Monster From A Prehistoric Planet, Mr. Lobo's Cinema Insomnia: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, Randolph Scott Double Feature (2 film set: To the Last Man, The Fighting Westerner) and Singing Blacksmith

Ammo Content, LLC
10/15/19 — Released Round of Your Life (ARR of 116 days; box office: $20,941)
11/05/19 — Sets Leo Da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa (ARR of 95 days; box office: $19,978)

Arizona Public Media (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Desert Speaks: A 21st Century Museum, Desert Speaks: Ancient Peoples of the High Desert, Desert Speaks: Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos, Desert Speaks: Argentina’s Upside-Down Desert, Part 1, Desert Speaks: Argentina’s Upside-Down Desert, Part 2, Desert Speaks: Baja Boojums - Bizarre Plants, Desert Speaks: Baja Journeys - Volcanoes/Oceans, Desert Speaks: Baja People - Oases/Mountains, Desert Speaks: Bats Among Us, Desert Speaks: Bikes, Boats and Big Bend, Desert Speaks: Bolivia - Volcanoes, Flamingos and Salt Lakes , Desert Speaks: Building a Desert Home, Desert Speaks: Costal Civilizations of Ancient Peru , Desert Speaks: Crossing the Great Basin Desert, Desert Speaks: Death Valley, Desert Speaks: Desert Missions , Desert Speaks: Desolation Canyon River Journey, Desert Speaks: Faces of the Argentine Desert, Desert Speaks: Gateway to the Galapagos, Desert Speaks: Giants on a Galapagos Island, Desert Speaks: Goat Packing in the Red Desert, Desert Speaks: Grand Canyon, Floating Through Time, Desert Speaks: Grand Canyon, The Human Touch, Desert Speaks: Heart of a Pueblo, Desert Speaks: Heart of the Sonoran Desert , Desert Speaks: Journey to the Rio Grande , Desert Speaks: Kickin’ West on Route 66, Desert Speaks: Life Along the Rio Sonora, Desert Speaks: Livin’ Large, Desert Speaks: Mending Australia’s Ancient Forest , Desert Speaks: Monumental Dunes, Desert Speaks: Of Drought and Fire , Desert Speaks: People and Their Prickly Plants , Desert Speaks: Peru’s Amazon Desert, Desert Speaks: Pilgrimage to a Party, Desert Speaks: Prickly Pear - Cactus of Plenty, Desert Speaks: Royal Road Across the Frontier, Desert Speaks: Royal Road to the Final Outpost, Desert Speaks: Saving Australia’s Wild West, Desert Speaks: Sea to Sky - Along an Incan Road, Desert Speaks: Seasons of the Mojave, Desert Speaks: The Devil’s Highway, Desert Speaks: The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora, Desert Speaks: The People of Peru’s Cloud Forest, Desert Speaks: Tracking the Giant Cactus, Desert Speaks: Tracks in the Shifting, Desert Speaks: Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands and Desert Speaks: Wyoming’s Red Desert

Breaking Glass Pictures
10/22/19 — Sets She’s Just a Shadow
11/05/19 — Sets Papi Chulo (ARR of 151 days; box office: $82,080)

CBS Home Entertainment (MOD)
10/08/19 — Released Ben Casey: Season 1, Volume 1 (4 disc set) and Ben Casey: Season 1, Volume 2 (4 disc set)  
10/15/19 — Released Our Miss Brooks: Season 1, Volume 1 (3 disc set) and Our Miss Brooks: Season 1, Volume 2 (3 disc set)

Championship Productions
10/15/19 — Released Bill Zadick: Neutral Position and Mental Preparation, Effective Use of Indoor Practice Time and Kevin Jackson: Advanced Stance, Sprawl and Countering Leg Attacks

Cinema Guild
10/15/19 — Released Gebo and the Shadow (French)

Cohen Media Group
10/22/19 — Sets Return of Martin Guerre (French)
11/12/19 — Sets Tel Aviv on Fire (Arabic) (ARR of 102 days; box office: $492,497)

Conscious Films (MOD)
09/24/19  — Released Rev. Ishaamusa Barashngo: Stop Worshipping the White Man
10/01/19 — Released Rev. Ishaamusa Barashngo: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up, Part 1 and Rev. Ishaamusa Barashngo: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up, Part 2
10/08/19 — Released Rev. Ishaamusa Barashngo: Last Speech and Rev. Ishaamusa Barashngo: Portraits of Eternal People
10/15/19 — Released Chancellor Williams: Destruction of Black Civilizations, Malcolm X: Debate on City Desk, Malcolm X: El Hajj Malik Shabazz, Malcolm X: Keep an Open Mind, Part 1 and Malcolm X: Keep an Open Mind, Part 2

Covenant Communications, Inc.
10/22/19 — Sets Fighting Preacher (ARR of 88 days; box office: $855,178)

Criterion Collection
01/07/20 — Sets Holiday (1938)/Holiday (1930)
01/14/20 — Sets Fugitive Kind
01/21/20 — Sets Le Petit Soldat (French)
01/28/20 — Sets Fugitive Kind

10/15/19 — Released House by the Cemetery

Eagle Rock Entertainment
10/15/19 — Released Cure: 40 Live Curaetion 25 + Anniversary (2 disc set)

Freestyle Digital Media (MOD)
09/24/19 — Released Human Affairs

Fridgejam Productions (MOD)
09/24/19 — Released Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare

Get Digital Video (MOD)
10/08/19 — Released Discover The Secrets To Muscle Growth, Supreme Strength And Maintaining a Healthy Diet!, How to Easily Setup Your First Sales Funnel In Just Minutes!, Just 1 Hour A Day Internet Marketing Business, Leveraging The Power of the Internet to Create and Sell Products, Start Shedding the Pounds Using the Right Tools … Today!, Webinar Techniques For Maximum Impact and Your Very Own 60 Minute A Day Internet Marketing Business
10/15/19 — Released 15 Minute Fitness Program For Women, Art Of Driving Traffic To Your Website: Newbies Version, Art Of Driving Unlimited Targeted Visitors To Any Website (3 disc set), Closing Offline Deals Without Selling Made Easy, Continuity Mastery 2.0 Advanced Series, Converting Website Visitors Into Buyers Made Easy, Earn a Small Fortune Online From Freely Available Materials, Earn Money Online With Zero Cost, Effective Note Taking Made Easy, Facebook Fanpage Mystery For Local Businesses, Facebook Marketing Tutorials, Fast Cash Online Marketing Exposed (3 disc set), Find & Dominate Profitable Online Employment, Google Adsense Websites That Pay, How To Earn $3500+ Per Month On The internet (2 disc set), Google Hacks Training Course (2 disc set), How To Make Money Online As An Udemy Instructor, Make Money Online Without Being Scammed! (2 disc set), Making Money On Udemy For Dummies, Making Money Online With ZERO Cost For Dummies, Newbies Guide To Modern SEO, Online Marketing Mastery Training Course, Online Marketing Ultimate Training Course, Profitable Google Adsense Sites For Dummies, Profiting From WordPress Plugins For Dummies, Reversing The Effects Of Aging Made Easy and Super Fast Success Blast

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Already Gone, Among Thieves, Doubting Thomas, Inside Lehman Brothers and Pig Hag

Hallmark Channel (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Christmas Getaway

Hope of the World (MOD)
10/08/19 — Released Altogether Joyful
10/15/19 — Released Waters of Sukkot

10/15/19 — Released Chuyen Tinh Quan Vuong (12 disc set), Hoa Bay (13 disc set), Oan Tinh 34 Nam (10 disc set) and Truyen Thuyet Phuong Hoang (14 disc set)

Image Entertainment
10/15/19 — Released Noonday Witch (Czech)

Indican Pictures
11/05/19 — Sets Gliksmans (ARR of 39 days; box office: $4,080)

John Pechulis Media (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Railfanning with the Bednars Volume 11

Kino Lorber
10/08/19 — Released Baby Blood (French), Father Hood, Monster (Italian) and My Boyfriend's Back
10/15/19 — Released And Soon the Darkness, Mind Benders, Queen of Spades, Simple Twist of Fate and Sudden Terror
10/22/19 — Sets Chambermaid (Spanish) (ARR of 116 days; box office: $82,507)
11/15/19 — Sets Mountain (ARR of 109 days; box office: $60,880)
12/17/19 — Sets Long Day's Journey Into Night (Mandarin) (ARR of 249 days; box office: $520,431)

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
10/08/19 — Released American Woman (ARR of 116 days; box office: $235,083)
10/15/19 — Released Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (ARR of 102 days; box office: $1,008,373)
10/29/19 — Sets Them That Follow (ARR of 88 days; box office: $158,973)

Magnolia Home Entertainment
10/29/19 — Sets Mike Wallace is Here (ARR of 95 days; box office: $278,789)

Music Box Films
10/15/19 — Released Returned: The Complete Second Season (3 disc set)

Onesmedia (MOD)
09/24/19 — Released American Film Institute, Volume 2 (6 disc set)

PBS Direct
11/26/19 — Sets Chaperone (ARR of 242 days; box office: $599,639)

PCN Productions MOD)
10/15/19 — Released History of PCN

Paramount Home Media
11/26/19 — Sets Official Secrets (with Digital Copy) (ARR of 88 days; box office: $1,895,122)

Passion River
10/01/19 — Released Intelligent Lives and Pennhurst
10/15/19 — Released To Be a Miss and Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain (ARR of 354 days; box office: $14,905)
11/05/19 — Sets To End a War
11/12/19 — Sets Who Killed Lt Van Dorn?
11/19/19 — Sets I Am Evidence and Liyana (ARR of 403 days; box office: $40,175)
11/26/19 — Sets Tre Maison Dasan
12/10/19 — Sets Before You Know It (ARR of 102 days; box office: $140,068)

10/15/19 — Released Englewood Railway: North Americas Last Logging Railroad

Pontastic Films (MOD)
09/24/19 — Released Within the Woods of Undead County

Rarefilmsandmore.com (MOD)
10/08/19 — Released Duell in Den Bergen (German)
10/15/19 — Released Backbiters (silent-1924), Diva Bara (Czech), Last Bullet (Romanian), Pleasure Shoppe and Swastika (German)

Remember When Classic Movies, Ltd. (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Fabulous Dorseys, Perils of Pauline, Rock, Rock, Rock, Stranger and Woman on the Run

Screamtime Films (MOD)
09/24/19 — Released Semester's End

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Absolute Intense Wrestling: Bad Boy for Life - Lakewood, CO, H2O Wrestling: Mystery, Violence, Theater - Williamstown, NJ and Lehigh Valley Wrestling Club: Mall Madness - Philipsburg, NJ

Synergetic (MOD)
10/08/19 — Released High: True Tale of American Marijuana and Les Formidables (Korean)
10/15/19 — Released Dark Legacy: George Bush and the Murder of John F. Kennedy and Us and the Game Industry

TMW Media Group (MOD)
10/08/19 — Released Magic of Audrey Hepburn: An Unauthorized Tribute, Marilyn Monroe: An Unauthorized Tribute and Nelson Mandela: An Unauthorized Story
10/15/19 — Released Beyonce: An Unauthorized Story, Elvis Presley Lives On: An Unauthorized Tribute, Kennedy the Legacy: An Unauthorized Story,  Lewis Hamilton: An Unauthorized Story and  Rolling Stones Rock of Ages: An Unauthorized Story

The Film Collectors Society of America (MOD)
10/08/19 — Released 49th Man, Aces and Eights, Aces Wild, Along Came Love, Amateur Gentleman, Amazing Adventure of Ernest Bliss, Ambush Valley, American Experience: D-Day, Andromeda Nebula (Russian), Anna Lucasta, Around The World In 72 Days, As You Like It, Atlantic Records Story, August Week End, Avenging Hand, Bait, Behind the Mask, Below the Deadline, Benny Goodman: Let's Dance - A Musical Tribute, Between Time and Timbuktu, Big Show, Biography: Florence Henderson, Blazing Justice, Border Patrolman, Born to Fight, Brigand of Kandahar, Brilliant Marriage, Captain Calamity, Caryl of the Mountains, Cat Creature, Cavalcade of the West, Cavalry, Cheers For Miss Bishop, Chinese Typewriter and Cleopatra

The Video Beat (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released History of Country Music, Volumes 1-4 (2 disc set), History of Horror, Volumes 1-3 (2 disc set), Honky Tonk Blues: The Hank Williams Story, Horror Europa, Mondo Topless, Ray Charles Live in Brazil, 1963 and Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music (6 disc set)

Tucson, Pearl of Sonora - Steve Henke MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Tucson, Pearl of Sonora, Volume 125: Greer, AZ

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
11/26/19 — Sets Where'd You Go, Bernadette (ARR of 102 days; box office: $9,195,524)
12/03/19 — Sets Ready or Not (ARR of 102 days; box office: $28,675,534)

Uncork’d Entertainment MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Child Remains, Desolate and Dragon Kingdom

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
10/15/19 — Released Emanuel, Haunt, Lone Ranger: Season 1 (8 disc set) and Lone Ranger: Season 2 (4 disc set)
10/22/19 — Sets Honeyland (ARR of 88 days; box office: $672,388)
11/19/19 — Sets Indian Horse (ARR of 585 days; box office: $1,924,320)
11/26/19 — Sets Don’t Let Go (ARR of 88 days; box office: $5,215,062)
12/10/19 — Sets Suits: Season Nine (3 disc set)

WOWnow Entertainment MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Brainy Bubbly Bug Buddies 3 and Space Hounds

Blu-ray New Additions

Arrow Video
12/03/19 — Sets Jake Speed

BBC Home Entertainment
10/15/19 — Released Doctor Who: Jon Pertwee - The Complete Season Four (6 disc set)

Cinema Guild
10/15/19 — Released Gebo and the Shadow (French)

Covenant Communications, Inc.
10/22/19 — Sets Fighting Preacher

Criterion Collection
01/07/20 — Sets Holiday (1938)/Holiday (1930)
01/14/20 — Sets Fugitive Kind
01/21/20 — Sets Le Petit Soldat (French)
01/28/20 — Sets Fugitive Kind

10/15/19 — Released Chaos; Child: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Golden Kamuy: Season Two (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy and Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight (2 disc set) (with Digital Copy)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
10/15/19 — Released Already Gone, Among Thieves, Doubting Thomas, Inside Lehman Brothers and Pig Hag

Image Entertainment
10/15/19 — Released Noonday Witch (Czech)

Kino Lorber
10/15/19 — Released And Soon the Darkness, Our Hospitality (silent-1923), Queen of Spades and Sudden Terror
10/22/19 — Sets Chambermaid (Spanish)
11/15/19 — Sets Mountain
12/17/19 — Sets Long Day's Journey Into Night (Mandarin)

Music Box Films
10/15/19 — Released Returned: The Complete Second Season (2 disc set)

Passion River
11/19/19 — Sets Liyana

Sentai FilmWorks
10/15/19 — Released Mr. Tonegawa Middle Management: The Complete Collection (4 disc set)

Shout! Factory
10/15/19 — Released Genius Party/Genius Party: Beyond

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
11/26/19 — Sets Where'd You Go, Bernadette (with Digital Copy)
12/03/19 — Sets Ready or Not (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Unearthed Films
12/17/19 — Sets Famine

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
10/15/19 — Released 90 Minutes in Heaven, American Made, Lone Survivor,  Mama,  Nocturnal Animals, Sisters, Stray and Visit

4K Ultra HD New Additions

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
12/03/19 — Sets Ready or Not (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Paramount Home Media Targets Nov. 26 For The DVD Release Of Director Gavin Hood's Official Secrets

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Paramount Home Media will be bringing the IFC Films release of director Gavin Hood’s film adaptation of the Marcia and Thomas Mitchell’s 2008 tell-all book, “The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion,” to the DVD marketplace on Nov. 26 … the title was mercifully shortened for its theatrical run to Official Secrets.

The film opened at Sundance in January of this year and then proceeded to work the film festival circuit for next seven months as something of an arthouse entry (with a number of wins along the way, including the Provincetown International Film Festival and Traverse City Film Festival) before being picked up by IFC Films for domestic theatrical distribution at the end of August.

For the record, the ARR for the limited theatrical run works out to 88 days and box office revenues currently stand at $1.9 million.

Keira Knightley plays the real-life Katherine Gun, who is a British citizen born and raised in Taiwan, which meant that she could speak fluent Mandarin.   Why is that important?

She returned to England, completed her education as a linguist, but found little in the way of a rewarding career along those lines.   She ended up working as a translator for GCHQ — which alphabet speak for “Government Communications Headquarters” — a top-secret government operation tasked with monitoring foreign-language transmissions for hints of terrorist operations and the like.
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It’s now 2003 and the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, and his subsequent pounding and retreat, which has left his Iraq as something of a rogue state in the eyes of the United States.   The drums are beating loud for an invasion (WMD and all) and it is during this tension that a secret document from an intelligence officer from the United States crosses her desk.    

The gist of the document that Gun reads was asking the Brits to help gather “blackmail” information on certain United Nations members to secure their cooperation in a UN sanctioned invasion vote.   She was shocked and went to the press with the information.   All true.

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It gets better.   First there was a hunt to try and figure out who leaked the information and Gun, fearing that her innocent co-workers would be swept up in such an investigation, stepped forward.  

She was arrested and charged with treason.   Coming to her defense is Ben Emmerson (played by Ralph Fiennes), a specialist in international law and human rights (also a real-life character).   Official Secrets follows the year-long detention and pressure that she was put under for violation of the UK's Official Secrets Acts … which finally leads to Katharine Gun’s day in court and a twist ending (which will not be revealed here).

Official Secrets plays out like an Orwellian spy thriller, with the weight of an entire nation’s government trying to crush one of their own for stepping out of line.   

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Indican Pictures Selects Nov. 05 As The Street Date For The DVD Debut Of Writer/Director Michael Skolnick's The Gliksmans

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Indican Pictures announced this past week that writer/director Michael Skolnick’s The Gliksmans, a black comedy ripped from the back streets and alleyways of L.A. Story (an octogenarian adventures along the same streets, so to speak) will be making its DVD debut on Nov. 5.

As an indie film with an edge, Skolnick first took The Gliksmans on the road as a film festival entrant and worked that circuit for the better part of a year … and then Indican Pictures, a company that seems to have a special knack for spotting films that are askew of the mainstream, picked up the vibes and acquired it for both theatrical and home entertainment distribution.

Indican opened the film in three theatrical venues in late September — not expecting to set the world on fire, but to add some critical review buzz to what already was in the wind.    With that said, the ARR is a swift-to-market 39 days.

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As the film begins, we meet Barry (Jon Jacobs — Lepke, Truck Turner, The Baltimore Bullet) and Barbara Gliksman (Bryna Weiss — one of the co-founders of Buffalo’s famed The Playhouse theatre … plus such films as Taxi, Keeping Up with the Steins, etc.), an “eighty-ish” couple, living in Beverly Hills, on a day like any other day, except that this particular day won’t be like any “normal” day.

Check that, since it is the only day we are spending with the Gliksmans, this might be normal for them.  Who knows!!   In any, it begins with pills and breakfast (a fun bit, Barry takes so many pills that he has a double-row, days of the week pill box … morning and evening rounds), except on this particular morning they are out of eggs.   That will require a trip to the market.   

And, they have to go to the bank as well.   That’s two errands in one day, which is stretching it for this pair.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyOne other thing you should know about Barbara and Barry.    Barbara is a motor-mouth who nags, nags, nags … nags to point that Barry just sort of ignores her, which means that she just nags louder on the off-chance that he is going deaf.

If Steve Martin knew all of the shortcuts in L.A. Story, so too does Barbara, she could give him quite the run for his money.   This we soon learn when the couple heads off to run their errands and Barbara spots a car following them.  Seriously, the car is following them.

A frantic 911 call and a turn here, a turn there and more turns here and there and we suddenly find ourselves out in the San Fernando Valley and that’s when Barry reaches him limit and bails.   Barbara speeds off and Barry, disoriented starts wandering the valley streets, stops into a store and buys a lot of eggs, for reasons he’s not sure of, and bumps into an old pal (a cameo by Ed Asner) who is flummoxed over the very busy day that Barry is having … such a thing!!

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Eventually he comes across a synagogue, where he figures that the rabbi will have a phone (Barry’s not into technology) and he can track down the wayward Barbara.As luck would have it, however, a Minyan is just being formed and Barry’s timing as the tenth man is spot-on … morning prayers first and then phone calls.

We are just getting warmed up.   Barry will nearly go mad over being stuck in a Minyan and begins to have surreal flashbacks (filmmaker Michael Skolnick began his career with animated short films — The Elephant in the Room and The Moscow Game — and makes good use of that talent).   Barbara takes the wrong pills and has a few of her own.

The Gliksmans is an insane adventure on the streets of Los Angeles (think: La La Land without the music and the love birds a half-century older than Sebastian and Mia), that is populated with sight gags, Jewish humor, satirical insights on aging and fun cameos (Cloris Leachman, the aforementioned Ed Asner, porn icon Ron Jeremy and more).

Oh, and why were Barbara and Barry being followed in the first place?   Nov. 5, The Gliksmans on DVD will answer that … and more!!!

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