Monday, April 13, 2020

For the period ending April 10, 2020 ... New DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD selections added to the DVD & Blu-ray Release Report's database





DVD New Additions


123 Go Films

04/07/20 — Released Wind Walker

1091 Media (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Kid from Coney Island

Acorn Media
04/07/20 — Released Midsomer Murders: Series 21 (4 episodes: The Point of Balance, The Miniature Murders, The Sting of Death, With Bated Breath) (2 disc set)

Aflick TV (MOD)
02/25/20 — Released Angels Whip, Anger of the Ghost 1, Anger of the Ghost 2, Being Single, Captain of the Night, Cartel, Devils Adjure, Disclosed 1, Disclosed 2, Disclosed 3, Disclosed 4, Extra Miles, Fidelia, Incredible Father 1, Incredible Father 2, Instaguru, Just Before I Do, My War of Love, Nwuka 1, Nwuka 2, Nwuka 3 and Painful Betrayal

Blaze Bayley
04/07/20 — Released Bruce Bayley: Live in Czech - Melodka, Brno (2 disc set)

Championship Productions
04/07/20 — Released 4-Out 1-In Primary & Secondary Sets Out of Transition, Basketball Conditioning: 1-on-1, Big Men and Team Competition Drills, Breakdowns and Continuities for the Ball Screen Motion Offense, Daily Practice Structure + 14 Drills for Any Team, Elite Player Development: Movement and Shooting Skills and Man-to-Man Defense: It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It

Chrome Dreams
04/07/20 — Released Metallica: From the Off

Conscious Films (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Dr. Llaila O. Africa: Fasting, Dr. Llaila O. Africa: Herbal Remedies from A-Z, Dr. Llaila O. Africa: MAAT, Dr. Llaila O. Africa: Prostate Disease, Dr. Llaila O. Africa: Psychic & Spiritual Healing, Dr. Llaila O. Africa: The Female Reproductive System, Part 1 and Dr. Llaila O. Africa: The Female Reproductive System, Part 2

04/07/20 — Released Darla's Book Club: Discussing Harry Potter and Tech Talk Time: Facebook in 30 Minutes

DreamScape Media, LLC
04/07/20 — Released Lost Legacy Reclaimed, Magnificent Homespun Brown and One and Only Wolfgang

Eagle Rock Entertainment
04/07/20 — Released Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2 disc set) (ARR of 228 days; box office: $614,101)

Epicleff Media
04/07/20 — Released Score: The Interviews (2 disc set)

Frolic Pictures (MOD)
03/31/20 — Released Double Feature (2 film set: Night Wars, Fireback), Double Feature (2 film set: Robowar, Kickboxer Robocop), Double Feature (2 film set: Shotgun, Slow Burn), Double Feature (2 film set: Stryker, Thunder), Double Feature (2 film set: Terror Eyes, Night Terror) and Double Feature (2 film set: War Dog, Commander)

GVN Releasing
04/07/20 — Released Bravestorm (Japanese)

Get Digital World (MOD)
03/24/20 — Released 30 Minute Affiliate Marketing, Captivate With YouTube Live, Captivate With YouTube Live: Advanced Edition, Next Level Linkendin Marketing Made Easy, Peak Productivity Blueprint, Receive Payments With Stripe, Receive Payments With Stripe Advanced, Take Your LinkedIn Marketing To the Next Level and Unplug

Gravitas Ventures (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released 2/1 (aka: Two/One), 40: The Temptation of Christ, Daffodils, One of the Good Ones and Rest of Us

Hallmark Channel
04/07/20 — Released 2-Movie Collection (2 film set: Paris, Wine & Romance, Rome in Love)

High Octane Pictures, LLC (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Gold Dust and Rootwood

ITN Distribution
04/07/20 — Released America Martyr, Devil's Fairground (aka: Anna 2) and Vendetta Games

04/07/20 — Released Bang Chung Thep 4 (12 disc set), Bao Tap Gia Nghiep (12 disc set) and Tiem An Di Ghe (11 disc set)

John Emmett (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Haunted 3: Art by John Emmett, New: Art by John Emmett and Z: Art by John Emmett

Kerurgma Productions (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Characteristics of the Disciples: A Visit to Galilee and How Jesus Grew Up: A Visit to Nazareth

Kino Lorber
04/07/20 — Released Cold Blue (ARR of 319 days; box office: $420,177) and Great Leap (German)

Leomark Studios, LLC (MOD)
03/31/20 — Released Alien Trespass, Crack in the Floor and Dread

Lit Cardio (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Salsa Cardio Dance Workout and Soca Cardio Dance Workout

MVD Entertainment Group
06/12/20 — Sets Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones

Maverick Entertainment
04/07/20 — Released Dear Younger Me

Moksha Media (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Aldous Huxley: The Gravity of Light, From Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines and I Am My Own Laboratory

04/07/20 — Released Benvenuto Cellini

PCN Productions (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Pennsylvania Country Roads: Meadow Spring Farm & Gobbler's Knob

Paramount Home Media
06/30/20 — Sets Evil: Season One (3 disc set)

Pireate Shade Productions (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Creepy Ballz: The Movie

Reel 2 Reel Films
04/07/20 — Released We Go in at Dawn

Rogue Video (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Manos the Hand of Fate

Shout! Factory
04/07/20 — Released Camp Cold Brook and Swift

Smart Mark Video (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released H2O Wrestling: Extreme Epidemic - Williamstown, NJ

Sony Pictures Home Ent.
05/05/20 — Sets Bloodshot (ARR of 53 days; box office: $9,176,695)

Starry Night Publishing, LLC (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Adventures of Frank Merriwell (12 chapter serial), Best of Betty Boop, Green Hornet Strikes Again (15 chapter serial) and Phantom (15 chapter serial)

The Video Beat (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Story of Ready Steady Go

Uncork’d Entertainment (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Dead by Dawn

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
04/07/20 — Released Escape From Pretoria
05/26/20 — Sets Invisible Man (ARR of 88 days; box office: $64,310,490)

Warner Bros. Home Ent.
05/19/20 — Sets Way Back (ARR of 74 days; box office: $13,376,988)

Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)
04/14/20 — Sets Broadway Melody of 1936, Broadway Melody of 1938, Du Barry was a Lady, Footlight Parade, Guys and Dolls and Love Me or Leave Me
04/28/20 — Sets Curse of the Cat People, Desperate Journey, Innocent Blood, Them! and Village of the Damned/Children of the Damned

Wild Eye Releasing (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Impact Event

WOWnow Entertainment
04/07/20 — Released Cinco de Mayo Dance and Pup School: Bird Watching

Blu-ray New Additions


Arrow Video
05/26/20 — Sets Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto (10 film set: Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, Tokyo Fist, Bullet Ballet, A Snake of June, Vital, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo, Haze) (Japanese) (4 film set)
07/28/20 — Sets Gamera: The Complete Collection (12 film set: Gamera, Gammera the Invincible, Gamera vs. Barugon, Gamera vs. Gyaos, Gamera vs. Viras, Gamera vs. Guiron, Gamera vs. Jiger, Gamera vs. Zigra, Gamera: Super Monster, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, Gamera the Brave) (Japanese) (8 disc set)

Bayview Entertainment
06/02/20 — Sets All That Matters, Tony (Hindi) and Mistaken
06/09/20 — Sets Beatles: Up Close and Personal, Bon Jovi: Music In Review, Bruce Springsteen: In Performance, David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust, Deep Purple: Rock Review, Deep Purple: Videobiography, Essential Music of AC/DC: The Bon Scott Years, Jimi Hendrix: Smash Hits, Metallica: Live Sh*T Binge and Purge and Pink Floyd: In Their Own Words

Bill Zebub Productions
05/12/20 — Sets Absurd Horror Double Feature (2 film set: Holocaust Cannibal (aka: Die Nazi), Nightmare on Elmo's Street (aka: Deprived))

Critical Mass
06/02/20 — Sets Classes in Seduction

Eagle Rock Entertainment
04/07/20 — Released Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (with bonus DVD disc)

Flicker Alley
04/07/20 — Released 3D Rarities II

04/07/20 — Released Anime-Gataris: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Casshern Sins: The Complete Series (4 disc set), Cat Planet Cuties: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Chaos; Head: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Fruits Basket: The Original Complete Series (4 disc set), Helpful Fox Senko-san (2 disc set) (with Digital Copy) and Hinomaru Sumo, Part 2 (2 disc set) (with Digital Copy)

Image Entertainment
04/07/20 — Released VFW

04/07/20 — Released Angel, Beau Geste, Cold Blue, General Died at Dawn, Great Leap (German), Lives of a Bengal Lancer, Murder, He Says and Supernatural

Maku Pakku, LLC
04/07/20 — Released Hellarious and Livescream

Mascot Label Group
04/07/20 — Released Ayreon: Electric Castle Live and Other Tales

Mill Creek Entertainment
07/14/20 — Sets 12 Monkeys: The Complete Series (8 disc set)

New Blood Entertainment
04/07/20 — Released Jason Stephenson Triple Threat Collection (3 film set: Doomed to Consume, Terror Overload, Strip Club Slasher)

04/07/20 — Released Aria: The Natural, Season 2, Part 1 (2 disc set)
05/05/20 — Sets Aria: The Natural, Season 2, Part 2 (2 disc set)
06/02/20 — Sets Aria: The Origination - Season 3 (5 disc set)

PCN Productions (MOD)
04/07/20 — Released Pennsylvania Country Roads: Meadow Spring Farm & Gobbler's Knob

Scorpion Releasing
04/07/20 — Released Terror Train

Sentai FilmWorks
04/07/20 — Released No Game, No Life: Collector's Edition (3 disc set) and Revue Starlight (2 disc set)

Shout! Factory
04/07/20 — Released Camp Cold Brook, Knives and Skin (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) and Swift (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)

Sunrise, Inc.
04/07/20 — Released After War Gundam X (3 disc set)

Universal Pictures Home Ent.
04/07/20 — Released American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile – Unrated, Breach, Empire, Escape From Pretoria, Thunderbirds and Wimbledon
05/19/20 — Sets Emma. (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)
05/26/20 — Sets Invisible Man (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

Warner Bros. Home Ent.
05/19/20 — Sets Way Back (with Digital Copy)

4K Ultra HD New Additions


Sony Pictures Home Ent.
05/05/20 — Sets Bloodshot (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)


Mill Creek Entertainment Preps DVD And Blu-ray Collections Of 12 Monkeys: The Complete Series For Release On July 14

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyPerfect.   Genius.   Those are just a couple of words that describe the latest DVD and Blu-ray release news coming from Mill Creek Entertainment.

On July 14 sci-fi fans — and for that matter, binge-hungry series consumers — can dive into 12 Monkeys: The Complete Series as either eight-disc DVD or Blu-ray product offerings.
Back in 1995, director Terry Gilliam, with inspiration gleaned from Chris Marker’s 1962 short film, La Jetée, teamed up with the writing duo of Janet and David Peoples to deliver the sci-fi thriller, 12 Monkeys.   

A few notes about this.   First, David Peoples had previously teamed up with Hampton Fancher back in 1982 for the film adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, Blade Runner, so adapting the concept of La Jetée was right in his wheelhouse.   

Next, in 1992 he was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay, Unforgiven, so he was a hot commodity when he and his wife, Janet, joined former Monty Python member-turned-filmmaker Terry Gilliam (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Time Bandits, Brazil, The Fisher King, etc.) for the film production of 12 Monkeys.

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It quickly became a sci-fi favorite among genre fans, earning Brad Pitt his first Oscar acting nomination.   It was just too good a concept to be limited to a single motion picture and so in January of 1995, 12 Monkeys began a four-year, 47-episode run on SYFY channel.

It’s 2043 and a deadly virus has ravaged the planet (sound familiar), but “Project Splinter,” headed by physicist Katarina Jones (played by German actress Barbara Sukowa — Johnny Mnemonic, Hannah Arendt, etc.), has a unique solution to the problem.   Go back in time to 2015 and stop the Kalavirus outbreak before it begins.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyTo this end, a nobody by the name of James Cole (Aaron Stanford — The Hills Have Eyes, X-Men: The Last Stand, Live Free or Die Hard), who seems to have a connection to the past, is recruited to be the guinea pig to go back in time and stop the mysterious Army of the 12 Monkeys, who were (are) responsible for the development of the Kalavirus.

In the past (2015), Cole meets an expert on viruses, Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull — Suits), and together they must do the dangerous detective work before time in the future runs out for the human race (the virus continues to mutate).

Does Cole succeed in his mission?   The answer is … no, no, you have to wait until July 14 for the release of both DVD and Blu-ray (for the first time) collections of 12 Monkeys: The Complete Series from Mill Creek Entertainment.

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Evil: Season One On DVD From Paramount Home Media On June 30

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Paramount Home Media will be bringing the CBS supernatural mystery series, Evil: Season One, to the DVD marketplace on June 30 as a three-SKU collection featuring all 13 episodes from the show’s first season.  

Yes, the series was so well-received that it has been renewed for a second season.
So what’s the buzz?   We are introduced to Dr. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers — Westworld, Manhattan, Divorce), a psychologist working in one of the New York boroughs (Queens) for the DA’s office, who runs into a nut job who claims that he committed crimes because, get this, he’s possessed.   When she butts heads with the prosecutor on the case — because she wants to run some additional tests on the guy — she is fired.   

That does not bode well for a series … being fired in the first episode.   No problem, the defense includes this guy by the name of David Acosta (Mike Colter — as Luke Cage in The Defenders and the follow-on series, Luke Cage), who has something to do with the Catholic Church and convinces her to join the defense.   She needs a job, so she agrees.

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It is a life-changing decision.   During the first episode we focus on the defense of Orson LeRoux (Darren Pettie), and Bouchard becomes convinced that he may not be as crazy as he first seemed.   She also discovers that there is more going on — beyond just this case — than meets the eye.   She joins the team.

Her major nemesis is a Dr. Leland Townsend (played by Michael Emerson, perhaps best known as Ben Linus in the Lost television series), who is not what he seems, but is obsessed with demons and the occult.   What has Dr. Bouchard gotten herself into?    

Find out on June 30 with the DVD debut of Evil: Season One.

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MVD Entertainment Group Selects June 12 As The DVD Debut Date For Documentary Filmmaker Danny Garcia's Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones

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Documentary filmmaker Danny Garcia, who has examined the music careers of The Clash, Johnny Thunders and Sid Vicious, turns his focus on Brian Jones and the Rolling Stones with the June 12 DVD debut of Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones from MVD Entertainment Group. 

The year was 1969 and the Rolling Stones were on the eve of their legendary “American Tour 1969,” which saw a series of smash concerts, the Muscle Shoals recordings and Altamont.   It was nothing short of legendary.

1969 also was witness to the death of one of the original members, Brian Jones, who drowned — under mysterious circumstances — in July of that year.   It had already been determined, because of legal issues, that he would not be able to make the tour.

Garcia covers his life, his seven years as a Rolling Stone — the drugs and drinking that destroyed his career — and his untimely death.   Vintage footage, interviews and more are included in filmmaker Danny Garcia’s insightful production of Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones.

Bonus features include deleted scenes, a “Behind the Scenes” featurette and the featurette titled “Scott Jones Files.”

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Bayview Entertainment To Release Writer/Director Alfred Robbins' Mistaken On DVD On June 2

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Bayview Entertainment has circled the first street-date Tuesday in June (June 2) as the DVD release date for writer/director Alfred Robbins’ Mistaken (aka: Raltat).

Based on the mistaken identity experiences of Sophie Atta, identified as Laila Bassir (played by Nadia Kounda) in the Robbins film, we are introduced to her (thought a series of flashbacks) first in Morocco (younger version played by Mustarha Chikar), growing up.   Later Laila (Sophie) comes to the United States to study to be a nurse and meets Gary (Jonathan Regier), they marry, but eventually things go south.   

Now a citizen and working as a nurse, she meets an Egyptian-born doctor, who has also become a United States citizen.   His name is Mohammed Atta (Firas Natour) … no, not the Mohammed Atta who flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, but Dr. Mohammed Atta, who lived at the time near Baltimore and had a practice, as a kidney specialist, at Johns Hopkins University Hospital (in the film he is an engineer).

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With the introductions out of the way and Laila’s character firmly established as anything but an international terrorist, she enters the very depths of hell in the days following the 9/11 attacks.   On a routine commuter flight from New York to Baltimore she is snatched up by the F.B.I. and interrogated for hours, despite the fact that she is six-months pregnant.
It matters not as Special Agent Valerie Cooper (Chantal Nchako) and her associates rip into her with threats and accusations to the point of abuse.   

Filmmaker Alfred Robbins delivers a cautionary tale, not just of mistaken identity, but about making assumptions about people based on their religion or how they “look” … these biases can influence the judgment of people who are normally cold-stone sober as they search for the truth.

The great irony is that as Atta was boarding Flight 11 in Boston, Dr. Atta was seeing his first patient of the morning at Johns Hopkins.   One Atta, a mass murderer, the other Atta … a doctor out to save lives.

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Arrow Video To Release 12-Film Gamera: The Complete Collection On Blu-ray This Coming July 28

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Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has selected July 28 for the release of an eight-disc Blu-ray collection featuring all 12 films in the Japanese “kaiju” series featuring Gamera.

Titled Gamera: The Complete Collection, consumers get both the Japanese-language presentation, as well as English-dubbed viewing options for all 12 films.

Included in the collection are: Gamera (aka: Gammera the Invincible), Gamera vs. Barugon (aka: War of the Monsters), Gamera vs. Gyaos (aka: Return of the Giant Monsters), Gamera vs. Viras (aka: Destroy All Planets), Gamera vs. Guiron (aka: Attack of the Monsters), Gamera vs. Jiger (aka: Gamera vs. Monster X), Gamera vs. Zigra, Gamera: Super Monster, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris and Gamera the Brave.

Of note, Arrow Video will be doing 4K film restorations of the “Heisei” reboot trilogy for this collection — Gamera the Guardian of the Universe (1995), Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996) and Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999).

Bonus features for this collection are currently being worked on by Arrow Video, but they promise to include archived featurettes, commentary tracks and a number of newly prepared items (update to follow).

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