Monday, February 17, 2020

For the period ending February 14, 2020 ... New DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD selections added to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report's database


DVD New Additions


Arizona Public Media (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Wild Arizona, Episode 1

Character Programs (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Victim Proof: Anti-Bullying Lessons and Victim Proof: Live

02/11/20 — Released Beyblade Burst, Season 3 - Turbo (6 disc set)

Cohen Media Group
03/24/20 — Sets Shooting the Mafia (Italian) (ARR of 123 days; box office: $9,988)

02/11/20 — Released World Over with Raymond Navarro

Freestyle Digital Media (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Sadistic Intentions

Get Digital World (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Advanced Copywriting & Conversion Tips, Amazon Marketing for Complete Beginners, Bullseye Video Traffic, Conversion Booster Pro Training, Discover How to Get Started as an Affliate Marketer and Make a Small Fortune Selling Other People's Products , Effective List Building Blueprint , Email Marketing Mastery, Facebook Ads Authority, Facebook Cash Bandit, Facebook Live Authority, Facebook Live Marketing, FBA Profit Mastery Advanced Edition, Food Pyramid: Eat Right, Be Right, Free Traffic Super Pack , It's Time to Change Your Life: Absolute Yoga, Niche Authority , Keyword Research Goldmind, Leadership Authority, Learn How to Turn Instagram Into a Long-Term Profit-Pulling Machine, Living Your Dream Life, Make a Six Figure Income on DigiResults, Make Money With Kindle, Making Money on Amazon for Dummies, Mastering the Healing Art for Healthy & Tranquility Through Yoga, Million Dollar Copy: How to Crank Up Your Own Highly Profitable Copywriting Business, No Cost Income Stream 2.0 (3 disc set), Online Business Videos Advanced, Power Branding Made Simple, Power of Mindfulness, Private Blog Network Simplified, Relax Trax: Relaxing by the Fireplace on Christmas Eve, Site Speed Secrets, Step by Step Social Media Marketing, Super Charged Productivity, Super Time Management for the Internet Entrepreneur, Video Advertising for Dummies, WordPress List Building Videos, WordPress Site Building Simplified and Work from Home: Dominate ClickBank Strategies

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released After She Wakes, Ayahuasca and The Path of the Shaman, Blowing Up Right Now, Cruel Hearts and Making Waves

Humanist Learning Systems (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released How to Humanistically Handle Bad Bullying Bosses

02/11/20 — Released Vien Det Hoang Gia (14 disc set)

Jewish Educational Media
02/11/20 — Released Living Torah #200

Kalmbach Publishing Company
02/18/20 — Sets Big Boy on Tour, Part 2: 4014 in the Midwest

Music Box Films Jewish Educational Media
03/03/20 — Sets By the Grace of God (French) (ARR of 137 days; box office: $64,403)

National Geographic Video (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Cave (ARR of 116 days; box office: $60,927)

Paramount Home Media (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Bang the Drum Slowly, Breath of Scandal, Casanova's Big Night, Darling Lily, Desperate Hours, Easy Come, Easy Go, Honeymooners, Intersection, Nate and Hayes and Teacher's Pet

Random Media (MOD)
01/14/20 — Released Ernestos Manifesto and Shadowplay
01/21/20 — Released The Divide
02/25/20 — Sets El Coyote (ARR of 144 days; box office: $945,634) (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released 100 Days Before the Command (Russian), Carnival of Illusions (French), Der Herr Senator, Die Fliegende Ahnfrau (German), Der Stammbaum des Dr. Pistorius (German), Die Halbzarte (German), Ein Kind War Zeuge (German), Fortsetzung Folgt (German), Grub und Kub vom Tegernsee (German), Grun ist die Heide (German), House on Chelouche Street (Hebrew), Legend of Suram Fortress (Georgian) and Love Story (Italian)

Silent Hall of Fame (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Winds of Chance (silent-1925)

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released AAW: Unstoppable 2019 - Chicago, IL, AAW: Windy City Classic XV - Merrionette Park, IL, Game Changer Wrestling: Live Fast, Die Young - Tokyo, Japan, Game Changer Wrestling: Ready to Die - Tokyo, Japan and Game Changer Wrestling: The Art of War - Tokyo, Japan

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
03/17/20 — Sets Jumanji: The Next Level (with Digital Copy) (ARR of 95 days; box office: $298,487,090)
04/07/20 — Sets Little Women (with Digital Copy) (ARR of 102 days; box office: $102,724,187)

TMW Media Group (MOD)
02/04/20 — Released Clintons: Highs, Lows and Challenges, Oprah Winfrey: An Icon, Richard Branson: The Rise of Greatness and Tiger Woods: The Rise and Fall
02/11/20 — Released Angelina Jolie: The Incredible Life

The High School Sports Network (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released 2020 Girls NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey Championship Clinton vs. Williamsville, 2020 MHSAA 1A/2A/3A Boys Soccer Championship St. Andrews vs Sacred Heart, 2020 MHSAA 1A/2A/3A Girls Soccer Championship St. Andrews vs Sacred Heart, 2020 MHSAA 4A Boys Soccer Championship Newton County vs St. Stanislaus, 2020 MHSAA 4A Girls Soccer Championship West Lauderdale vs Florence, 2020 MHSAA 5A Boys Soccer Championship Center Hill vs Long Beach, 2020 MHSAA 5A Girls Soccer Championship Lafayette vs East Central, 2020 MHSAA 6A Boys Soccer Championship Madison Central vs Ocean Springs, 2020 MHSAA 6A Girls Soccer Championship Clinton vs Gulfport, 2020 NYSPHSAA Div 1 Girls Hockey Semifinals #1 Salmon River (X) vs. Clinton (III),2020 NYSPHSAA Div 1 Girls Hockey Semifinals #2 Plattsburgh (VII) vs. Williamsville North (VI) and 2020 WIAA State Cheerleading Championship

The Video Beat (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Soul!: Volume 1, 1970-1971

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
03/10/20 — Sets Spies in Disguise (ARR of 74 days; box office: $64,911,273)

Uncork’d Entertainment (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Cupid

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
03/31/20 — Sets Current War: Director's Cut (ARR of 158 days; box office: $5,978,673)
04/07/20 — Sets Dolittle (ARR of 81 days; box office: $63,834,565)

Vinegar Syndrome
03/31/20 — Sets Peekarama (2 film set: Carnal Highways, Carnal Olympics) and Peekarama (2 film set: Frankie and Johnnie Were Lovers, The Mislayed Genie)

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released Step by Step: The Complete Sixth Season (3 disc set)
03/03/20 — Sets Titans: The Complete Second Season (3 disc set)
04/28/20 — Sets Arrow: The Complete Eighth Season (3 disc set) and Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge

Well Go U.S.A.
03/03/20 — Sets Ne Zha (Mandarin) (ARR of 186 days; box office: $3,695,533)
03/31/20 — Sets Captain (Mandarin) (ARR of 165 days; box office: $702,899)

Blu-ray New Additions

Criterion Collection
05/05/20 — Sets Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales (6 film set: The Bakery Girl of Monceau, Suzanne's Career, My Night at Maud's, La Collectionneuse, Claire's Knee, Love in the Afternoon) (French) (3 disc set)
05/12/20 — Sets Great Escape
05/19/20 — Sets Dance, Girl, Dance and Wildlife
05/19/20 — Sets Husbands and Scorsese Shorts (5 short films: What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?, It's Not Just You Murray, The Big Shave, American Boy, ItalianAmerican)

Dark Force Entertainment
04/28/20 — Sets Drive-In Double Feature #4 (2 film set: God's Bloody Acre, So Sad About Gloria) and Drive-In Double Feature #5 (2 film set: Cop Killers, Project: Kill)

02/11/20 — Released Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

Fool’s Errand Productions
02/11/20 — Released Not for Resale: A Video Game Store Documentary

02/11/20 — Released Endride: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Fruits Basket: Season 1, Part 2 (2 Blu-ray/2 DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy), ReLIFE Final Arc and Unbreakable Machine Doll: The Complete Series (2 disc set)

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released After She Wakes, Ayahuasca and The Path of the Shaman, Blowing Up Right Now, Cruel Hearts and Making Waves

Kino Lorber
02/11/20 — Released Blood and Sand (silent-1922), Heartbeeps, Legal Eagles, Sting II and Transylvania 6-5000

Lionsgate Home Entertainment
02/11/20 — Released Great War (with Digital Copy) and Hell on the Border (with Digital Copy)

Lionsgate Home Entertainment (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released In Fabric

MVD Entertainment Group
05/08/20 — Sets Chuck Berry: The Original King Of Rock 'N' Roll

Mill Creek Entertainment
05/12/20 — Sets Dallas Connection (with Digital Copy), Enemy Gold (with Digital Copy) and Ultraman Ace: The Complete Series Five (6 disc set) (with Digital Copy)

Mondo Macabro
02/11/20 — Released Beast and the Magic Sword (Japanese) and Dangerous Cargo (Greek)

02/11/20 — Released Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, La Bayadere, Leo Janáceks: From the House of the Dead and Weber: Euryanthe

Practical Matter Films, LLC
02/18/20 — Sets Different Roads to Heaven

Scorpion Releasing
02/11/20 — Released Killing Time

Shout! Factory
02/11/20 — Released Greener Grass (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) and My Bloody Valentine: Collector's Edition (2 disc set)

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
02/11/20 — Released AAW: Unstoppable 2019 - Chicago, IL, AAW: Windy City Classic XV - Merrionette Park, IL, Game Changer Wrestling: Live Fast, Die Young - Tokyo, Japan, Game Changer Wrestling: Ready to Die - Tokyo, Japan and Game Changer Wrestling: The Art of War - Tokyo, Japan

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
03/17/20 — Sets Jumanji: The Next Level  (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)
04/07/20 — Sets Little Women (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

02/11/20 — Released Terror Firmer: 20th Anniversary Edition (2 disc set)

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
03/10/20 — Sets Spies in Disguise (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
04/07/20 — Sets Dolittle (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Vinegar Syndrome
03/31/20 — Sets Deadline (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack), Hell Riders, Malabimba (Italian) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) and Olivia (aka: A Taste of Sin) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)

VIZ Media
02/11/20 — Released Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, Chapter 1 (Japanese)

Well Go U.S.A.
02/11/20 — Released First Love (Japanese) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)
03/03/20 — Sets Ne Zha (Mandarin) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)

4K Ultra HD New Additions

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
03/17/20 — Sets Jumanji: The Next Level (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

20th Century-Fox Home Ent.
03/10/20 — Sets Spies in Disguise (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
04/07/20 — Sets Dolittle (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Well Go U.S.A.
03/03/20 — Sets Ne Zha (Mandarin) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Mill Creek Entertainment Announces Its First Wave Of Blu-ray Releases For The Month Of May • Ultraman Ace • Enemy Gold • Dallas Connection All On May 12

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Mill Creek Entertainment announced its first wave of Blu-ray releases that will be available for consumers to collect and savor during the month of May … and this first wave is a stunner!!!

Not only is there another full collection from the wildly-popular Ultraman series, but Mill Creek has two new Blu-ray gems from “BBB” filmmaker Andy Sadaris … all streeting on May 12.

Ultraman Ace: The Complete Series, a six-disc collection, is the latest to be made available as a result of Mill Creek Entertainment’s monster output deal with Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd, which was announced last summer.

Fans have already been given access to Ultra Q: The Complete Series (Oct. 14), Ultraman: The Complete Series (also Oct. 14), Ultraman Geed: The Series + The Movie (Nov. 19), Ultraman Orb: The Series + The Movie (Nov. 19) and Ultraman X: The Series + The Movie (available Apr. 21).

Ultraman Ace is a 52-episode cycle, the fifth installment in the series chronologically-speaking, that aired over the course of a full year, beginning in March of 1972 and wrapping up the following April.

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Yapool, from another dimension, unleashes a series of attacks on Earth using bio-monsters that are called “Terrible-Monsters” by the EDF (Earth Defense Force) … Verokron is the first, and things look desperate for the planet, this just might be the end of mankind.

But wait, a most unlikely pair, Seiji Hokuto (Keiji Takamine) and Yuko Minami (Mitsuko Hoshi), are killed in the first wave, but are brought back to life and become the powerful Ultraman Ace when they “fuse” together using the gift of “Ultra Touch.”   But will Ultraman Ace be enough to stop Yapool’s evil plans?

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyUltraman Ace: The Complete Series, 22 hours worth of non-stop action, presented with its original Japanese language track, complete with English subtitles … and with Digital Copy!!!

Also on May 12 are the next two editions to be released on Blu-ray that are plucked from the classic Andy Sidaris Collection of “Bullets, Bombs and Babes” films.

Beginning in April of last year, Mill Creek Entertainment has been giving Sidaris fans all they could hope for … Blu-ray editions of all of his famous action films, featuring former Playboy and Penthouse centerfolds.   

Thus far we’ve been treated to Hard Ticket to Hawaii (Apr. 16), Malibu Express (Apr 16), Picasso Trigger (July 9), Savage Beach (July 9), Do or Die (Sept. 17), Guns (Sept. 17), Fit to Kill (available on Mar. 17) and Hard Hunted (also available on Mar. 17).

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This fit-to-die-for collection of Sidaris action classics will be joined by the 1993 release of Enemy Gold, which was directed by Andy Sidaris’ son, Christian, and stars Playboy’s 1992 “Playmate of the Month,” Suzi Simpson as agent Becky Midnite, who is double-crossed after she — and her fellow agents Chris Cannon (Bruce Penhall — Sidaris regular, beginning with Picasso Trigger and eventually appearing in eight of the “BBB” films) and Mark Austin (Mark Barriere) — make a big drug bust.

Who double-crossed them?   But, wait, the trio, while on administrative leave, have uncovered a cache of Civil War gold, which doesn’t solve their problem, it old makes things worse.  

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Santiago (Rodrigo Obregón) wants revenge for the drug bust and now with the incentive of a fortune in gold, Becky Midnite must die!!   He dispatches his own personal “hit lady” to take care of it, Jewel Panther (played by none other than Julie Strain).   It’s all out war, but Becky has a secret weapon!!

The other Sidaris BBB classic making its way to Blu-ray on May 12 is the 1994 direct-to-video release of The Dallas Connection, which reunites Santiago and Jewel Panther, along with agents Cannon and Austin, with the new shapely additions of Wendy Hamilton as Scorpion and Julie K. Smith as Cobra. 
Both Enemy Gold and The Dallas Connection feature Digital Copy.

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Writer/Director John Krasinski's A Quiet Place Gets A 4K Ultra HD Release On Mar. 10 • On The Eve Of A Quiet Place 2

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Paramount Home Media has tabbed Mar. 10 for the release of a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack edition of writer/director John Krasinski’s 2018 sci-fi thriller, A Quiet Place, starring the husband and wife team of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski (who also produced).

This will be a SteelBook Edition.

This modest budget production generated $340 million worldwide in ticket sales, including $187.9 million domestically.   That yells FILM FRANCHISE!!

The timing for this new 4K Ultra HD edition is spot-on with the long-awaited sequel, A Quiet Place 2, opening on Mar. 20 nationwide.   And, indications from the trailer (which, yes, they can be misleading) points to A Quiet Place 2 as being every bit as good as the first edition … Eyelyn (Blunt) knows the weakness of the invading creatures, but what about the other survivors, are they just as dangerous?   Whew!!

Bonus goodies for this 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack release of A Quiet Place include a trio of production featuettes — “Creating the Quiet,” “The Sound of Darkness” and “A Reason for Silence.”

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Dark Force Entertainment Announces Two First-Time Blu-ray Double-Features For Release On Apr. 28

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It was called “bicycling the prints.”  Independent filmmakers often couldn’t afford a national theatrical launch, complete with what is termed “prints and advertising” — just “P&A” for short — so they finished their film and had the nearest lab strike a dozen 35mm prints (maybe a little more, maybe a little less) and then they would take their baby on the road.   

We have news about some of these famous “road stories” this week … making their way to Blu-ray for the first time!!!

Dark Force Entertainment, with sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has a pair of Blu-ray double features — again, all making their first-time appearances on Blu-ray — ready for release on Apr. 28.

Bicycling prints to local venues was common in the 1950s through the 1970s, and then a more efficient way to get micro-budget and indie films out to a wider audience was found in the form of VHS and a new term, “Direct to Video” was born.   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyHowever, Dark Force has some classics that were pre-VHS theatrical releases.  All four films are newly re-mastered from the best surviving source material … in some cases going so far as to go into scene-by-scene correction to achieve Blu-ray standard quality.

So let’s get to it.    First up is Drive-In Double Feature #4, fans get the double-bill of writer/director Harry Kerwin’s summer of 1975 release of God's Bloody Acre (filmed in Florida and bicycled around the area), which is teamed with director Harry Thomason’s 1973 axe-murdering tale, So Sad About Gloria (filmed in Arkansas, released locally in Little Rock and then shelved for two years before being picked up by Libra Films in 1975).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyGod's Bloody Acre features a trio of backwoods-dwellers, Monroe (played by William Kerwin … a long-time associate of Herschell Gordon Lewis back in the day, starring in Two Thousand Maniacs! and Blood Feast), Benny (Sam Moree) and Ezra (Daniel Schweitzer), who suddenly find that civilization is encroaching on their domain — construction workers — and so they decide to do something about it.

But wait, the victim pool isn’t quite big enough, so enter a footloose couple, David (played by Wayne Crawford, who co-wrote … he also was scriptwriter for the likes of Jake Speed, Valley Girl and Tomcats) and Leslie (Jennifer Stock — Bloodsucking Freaks, Shriek of the Mutilated).   There is also a vacationing couple in an RV.   Now you can have enough for carnage and rape … and of course not everyone makes it to the end-credits.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAs to So Sad About Gloria, producer Harry Thomason, who was nominated for Emmys three times for his Designing Women comedy series, got his start here with this story of a would-be heiress — fresh from the nut house — by the name of Gloria (played by Lori Saunders, who had starred for five of the seven seasons in the comedy series Petticoat Junction) who is released to the care of her kindly uncle Fred (played by Dean Jagger).  

As she tries to get back to a normal life, she meets Chris (Robert Ginnaven), falls in love and marries him.   Meanwhile, lovely young ladies are being hacked to pieces by an axe-murderer and all signs point to an unhinged Gloria … but is it really her or someone else?   Whack, whack, whack … who is next?

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAlso arriving on Apr. 28 from Dark Force Entertainment is the action double-bill titled Drive-In Double Feature #5, which features writer/director Walter Cichy’s 1977 murder spree film, Cop Killers (filmed in and around Tucson, Arizona), starring Jason Williams (Flesh Gordon, Down and Out in Beverly Hills) and Bill Osco (The Being) as two drug runners who see things spin wildly out of control when they are stopped at a road block.  

Teamed with Cop Killers is director William Girdler’s Project: Kill, starring none other than Leslie Nielsen as a government agent involved in a drug-infused mind-control experiment who goes on the run … eventually everyone is after him, either to shut him up or get the secrets he possesses.

This one was shot in the Philippines, which was very popular at the time.  Girdler was on a roll after Project: Kill, with the smash indie hit Grizzly, which was followed by Day of the Animals … he then returned to the Philippines for his next film, The Manitou, but was killed in a helicopter accident.

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