Monday, August 31, 2020

New DVD • Blu-ray • 4K Ultra HD Additions For The Period Ending August 28, 2020

DVD New Additions

Acid Bath Productions (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Mind Melters 2


Acorn Media

08/25/20 — Released Dead Still: Season One (2 disc set)


Alpha Video (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Cisco Kid, Volume 4, Euro-Thriller Double Feature (2 film set: The Invisible Dr. Mabuse, The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse), Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (silent-1921), Mr. Lobo's Cinema Insomnia: Xenia: Priestess of Night, New Three Stooges, Run for the Hills, Three Silent Men, Wine of Youth (silent-1924), Without Children and Without Warning (aka: When London Sleeps)



08/25/20 — Released Benjamin


Bayview Entertainment

11/03/20 — Sets Kickboxing Champion Techniques: Peter Sugarfoot Cunningham, Kids Defense - Martial Arts Made Easy, Kyusho-Jitsu: Self Defense, Kyusho-Jitsu: Triple Warmer, Law Enforcement Equipment, Legends Kickboxing Techniques: Bernie Willems, Legends Kickboxing Techniques: Joe Lewis the Golden Boy and Way Of Kubotan - Self-Defense For Beginners


08/25/20 — Released Complete Hal Roach Streamliner Collection, Volume 4: The Musicals (3 film set: All-American Co-Ed, Fiesta, Flying with Music)



08/25/20 — Released @ Home with Jim & Joy: Jim and Joy Pinto Answer Viewer Calls, Questions, And E-Mails Live From the Pinto House, @ Home with Jim & Joy: Steven Hemler / Proposes answers that will bring true happiness and strengthen the Catholic Faith,  Called to Communion, EWTN Live: Fr. Mitch Pacwa & Doug Keck / Discuss praying through the crisis in the Church as describe in "Wheat & Tares" and Journey Home: John Davidson / Catholic Revert


Freestyle Digital Media (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Divos, Pressure and What We Found


Gravitas Ventures (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released aTypical Wednesday, Birth of Deceit, CBD Nation, Cruiser, Hold Fast, Good Luck, Lost Bayou and Prison Within


Greenwich Entertainment

08/25/20 — Released Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

09/29/20 — Desert One


Hallmark Channel (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart


Image Entertainment

10/20/20 — Sets Spree (ARR of 67 days; box office: $20,480)


Lionsgate Home Entertainment

08/25/20 — Released One Night in Bangkok and Washington (2 disc set)


MPI Home Media

08/25/20 — Released Trip to Greece (ARR of 95 days; box office: $8,340)

11/17/20 — Sets Summerland (ARR of 109 days; box office: $55,564)


Movie Detective (MOD)

08/11/20 — Released Casa Ricordi (Italian) and Hando Rubato un Tram (Italian)

08/18/20 — Released Crime in the Night Club (Czech), Dead of Summer (Italian) and Diary for My Children (Hungarian)

08/25/20 — Released Les Copains (French) and Rise Against the Sword (Japanese)


National Geographic (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released National Geographic: Everest Double Feature (2 short films: Lost on Everest, Expedition Everest)


PBS Direct

08/25/20 — Released Endeavour: The Complete Seventh Season (2 disc set) and Poetry in American: Season Two (2 disc set)


PCN Productions

08/25/20 — Released Women's Vote Centennial


Paramount Home Media

10/20/20 — Sets Vanished (with Digital Copy)


Passion River

08/25/20 — Released Heroin's Grip


Passion River (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released On Putin's Blacklist (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Golgotha (French)


SRS Cinema

08/25/20 — Released Hallucinations


Shout! Factory

11/17/20 — Sets Relic (ARR of 137 days; box office: $1,044,473)


Showtime Networks (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Season with Florida State Football (3 disc set), Season with Navy Football (3 disc set) and Season with Notre Dame Football (3 disc set)


TMW Media Group (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Basic Math Tutor: Add, Subtract, & Multiply Decimals, Basic Math Tutor: Adding & Subtracting Fractions, Basic Math Tutor: Adding & Subtracting Fractions & Finding Common Denominator, Basic Math Tutor: Adding 1 & 2 Digit Numbers, Basic Math Tutor: Adding 3 & 4 Digit Numbers, Basic Math Tutor: Decimal Place Value, Basic Math Tutor: Dividing 2, 3, & 4 Digit Numbers with Remainder, Basic Math Tutor: Dividing Decimals, Basic Math Tutor: Dividing Fractions, Basic Math Tutor: Division with a Remainder, Basic Math Tutor: Division with no Remainder, Basic Math Tutor: Introduction to Multiplication, Basic Math Tutor: Learn Your Multiplication Tables,Basic Math Tutor: Multiplication Problems, Basic Math Tutor: Multiplying Fractions, Basic Math Tutor: Percents, Basic Math Tutor: Ratio and Proportion, Basic Math Tutor: Simplyfying Fractions, Basic Math Tutor: Subtracting 1 & 2 Digit Numbers, Basic Math Tutor: Subtracting 3 & 4 Digit Numbers, Training in Digital Filmmaking - Everything You Need to Know About: Heavy Studio Dollies, Dolly Tracks, Dolly Moves Pro Mike Booms and Jib Moves, Training in Digital Filmmaking - Everything You Need to Know About: Matteboxes, Sunshades, French Flags, Electro-Monic Follow Focus & Monitor Holders and Training in Digital Filmmaking - Everything You Need to Know About: Tripods, Bags, Reflectors, Fluid Heads, Picking the Right Tripod, Camera Mounts


Universal Pictures Home Ent.

08/25/20 — Released Chicago Med: Season Five (6 disc set) and Chicago Fire: Season Eight (6 disc set)


Vertical Entertainment

08/25/20 — Released Infamous (ARR of 74 days; box office: $310,736) and Yes, God, Yes


Vision Films

08/25/20 — Released Last Shot


Warner Bros. Home Ent.

08/25/20 — Released Best of DC Animated Movies (8 movie set: Wonder Woman, All-Star Superman, Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman vs. the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Death of Superman, Justice League: Dark, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Suicide Squade: Hell to Pay) (3 disc set)


Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Strike Back: Season Seven (2 disc set) and Taz-Mania: The Complete Third Season (2 disc set)


Wild N True Marketing (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released 9 to 5, Aspen's Arrows and Antlers, Big Bucks Shore Nuff, Bowhunting Busts: Blunders & Breakdowns, Cuttin' Loose, Enon, Gobbler Bustin', Hard Times: Shouda, Woulda, Coulda, High Velocity: Spring Gobblers, Legacy of the Longbow, Longbeard Headquarters, Powder n Balls Whitetales, Ruttin' It, Totally Elusive and Whitetales Wild N True


Wild Eye Releasing

08/25/20 — Released Alien Scum, Are We the Waiting, Dark Tales, Evil Tale and Mind Rage


Zamora (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Instrumental Oasis, Volume 1, Instrumental Oasis, Volume 2, Instrumental Oasis, Volume 3, Instrumental Oasis, Volume 4, Instrumental Oasis, Volume 5, Instrumental Oasis, Volume 6 and Instrumental Oasis, Volume 7




Blu-ray New Additions




Arrow Video

11/17/20 — Sets Silent Running


Blue Underground

08/25/20 — Released Cecilia (Spanish) and Eugenie (Spanish)


Eastern Star

08/25/20 — Released Caligula (2 disc set), Combattler V, Crusher Joe: OVA Series, Lupin III: The Third Dragon of Doom and VS Knight Lamune & 49 Fire


Epic Pictures Group, Inc.

08/25/20 — Released Uncle Peckerhead


Flicker Alley

08/25/20 — Released City Without Jews (silent-1924) (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)



08/25/20 — Released Fuuka: The Complete Series (2 disc set) and Human Lost: The Movie (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)


Gravitas Ventures (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released aTypical Wednesday, Birth of Deceit, CBD Nation, Cruiser, Hold Fast, Good Luck, Lost Bayou and Prison Within


Image Entertainment

10/20/20 — Sets Spree


Kino Lorber

08/25/20 — Released All I Desire, Balcony, Breezy, Hell Bend (silent-1918), Hollywoodland, Reginald Denny Collection (3 silent film set: The Reckless Age (1924), Skinner's Dress Suit (1926), What Happened to Jones? (1926)) (2 disc set), Sign of the Cross and There's Always Tomorrow


MPI Home Media

08/25/20 — Released Trip to Greece

11/17/20 — Sets Summerland


Menemsha Films

08/25/20 — Released Tobacconist (German)


Mill Creek Entertainment

11/17/20 — Sets Rita Hayworth: Ultimate Collection (12 film set: Music in My Heart, You'll Never Get Rich, Tonight and Every Night, Down to Earth, The Lady from Shanghai, The Loves of Carmen, Affair in Trinidad, Salome, Miss Sadie Thompson, Fire Down Below, Pal Joey, They Came to Cordura) (6 disc set)



08/25/20 — Released Berliner Philharmoniker - New Year's Eve Concert 2019, DvoraK: Rusalka - Glyndebourne and United States Army Field Band: Soundtrack of the American Soldier (with Bonus CD)


PBS Direct

08/25/20 — Released Endeavour: The Complete Seventh Season (2 disc set)


PCN Productions

08/25/20 — Released Women's Vote Centennial


Sentai Filmworks

08/25/20 — Released Domestic Girlfriend: Premium Box Set (2 disc set) and Pet Girl of Sakurasou: Complete Collection - English Dubbed (4 disc set)


Severin Films

08/25/20 — Released Aenigma (Italian), Beast Must Die: Uncut, Demonia (Italian), Fulci For Fake (Italian) and Shining Sex (French)


Shout! Factory

08/25/20 — Released Tales from the Darkside: The Movie and Universal Horror Collection, Volume 6 (4 film set: The Black Castle, Cult of the Cobra, The Thing That Couldn't Die, The Shadow of the Cat) (4 disc set)

11/17/20 — Sets Relic


Smart Mark Video (MOD)

08/25/20 — Released Guantos Hardcore Crew: Murder Mansion - There Goes the Neighborhood and Zona 23: Sin Respeto


Sony Pictures Home Ent.

08/25/20 — Released Burnt Orange Heresy


Universal Pictures Home Ent.

08/25/20 — Released King of Staten Island (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)

09/01/20 — Sets Irresistible (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) (with Digital Copy)


Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)

09/01/20 — Sets Young Sheldon: The Complete Third Season (2 disc set)

09/08/20 — Sets Bad Education and Kentucky Kernels





4K Ultra HD New Additions




Kino Lorber

11/24/20 — Sets Mad Max (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack)











Mill Creek Entertainment Tabs Nov. 17 For The 12-Film Blu-ray Promotion Of Rita Hayworth: The Ultimate Collection

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Mill Creek Entertainment stunned genre film fans last week with news of the release of a 20-film collection on Blu-ray titled Hammer Films: The Ultimate Collection on Nov. 17 featuring such horror and action classics as The Revenge of Frankenstein, The Strangler’s of Bombay, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, These are the Damned and The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb.

This week, Mill Creek Entertainment is at it again.   Only this time the focus is on the glamor of Hollywood as embodied by 1940s and 50s screen legend Rita Hayworth.

Also streeting on Nov. 17 will be the 12 film/6 disc Blu-ray collection titled Rita Hayworth: The Ultimate Collection, which not only showcases many of her greatest film achievements, but comes priced — on Blu-ray, mind you — to collect at just $3.82 per film.   Film fans, you can’t own classic movies on Blu-ray at that price point … except when Mill Creek Entertainment steps up and makes it so.

Without further ado, let’s get to it.   It is no secret that throughout the 1930s Rita Hayworth’s career was going nowhere fast.   Minor parts, bit parts, unbilled walk-ons, but she endured and caught the eye of Columbia Pictures head, Harry Cohn, who made her first a star … and then a legend.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

The film that changed the direction of her career was the 1940 romantic comedy directed by Joseph Santley, Music in My Heart, co-starring Tony Martin.   It is the earliest film included in this collection.  

This success was followed with the 1941 romantic comedy, You’ll Never Get Rich, which featured Hayworth with Fred Astaire.   Of course, everyone knows of the dancing talents of Fred Astaire, but Hayworth had been a “hoofer” since her teens and this was the first time, on screen, that she was given the opportunity to strut her stuff!!  It too is included in this wonderful Blu-ray collection from Mill Creek Entertainment.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Things slowed down during World War II, but in February of 1945 she was back in director Victor Saville’s
Tonight and Every Night … and then came the musical, Down to Earth, which was followed by Orson Welles’ 1948 film noir gem, The Lady from Shanghai.   All three films are here.

Also in 1948 was director Charles Video’s The Loves of Carmen, co-starring Glenn Ford.    Marriage issues during the late 40s and early 50s put a gap in her film career, but she was back with Glenn Ford in Affair in Trinidad in 1952, which was followed in 1953 with the first sound version of the story of Salome, which teamed Rita Hayworth (as Princess Salome, of course) with Stewart Granger and Charles Laughton.

Miss Sadie Thompson (an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s short story, “Rain”) arrived in 3D in 1954 — with José Ferrer and Aldo Ray — and then we continue with director Robert Parrish’s all-star thriller, Fire Down Below, teaming Hayworth with Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon in the summer of 1957.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

And wrapping up this wonderful salute to the film career of Rita Hayworth are director George Sidney’s Christmas of 1957 musical triumph, Pal Joey, with Hayworth as Vera Simpson, co-starring with Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak and last, but certainly not least, we have director Robert Rossen’s 1959 Western, They Came to Cordura, teaming her with Gary Cooper, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter and Richard Conte … WOW!!


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey



Paramount Home Media Selects Oct. 20 For The DVD Debut Of Writer/Director Peter Facinelli's The Vanished

The pandemic has really taken a toll on the theatrical market.  Last year at this time, as an example, we had 54 films that had pulled in over $25 million at the box office.  This year, there are just nine.   Nine … nothing in that range since March.


So many films that could have been released have either been shelved until sunnier times, or have been given a very expensive direct-to-streaming, followed by a direct-to-video launch.


Another one of these surfaced this past week from Paramount Home Media as news arrived that writer/director Peter Facinelli’s The Vanished will be making its way to the DVD on Oct. 20.


The film got a sneak-peek film festival release last February to generate “buzz.”  The plan was to take the reviews and either expand the film festival play dates or move the film into a summer theatrical release window.   March 15 came and all of that went down the drain.


The Vanished
, starring Thomas Jane (The Mist, Deep Blue Sea, Dreamcatcher, etc.), Anne Heche, Jason Patric, and Peter Facinelli (directing only his second film), starts off simple enough.   Wendy (Anne Heche) and Paul (Thomas Jane) are on vacation with their daughter Taylor (played twins Sadie and Kennedy Heim), rolling down the highway in their RV.   End of day, RV park, rest for the night … simple.


If you are a fan of filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and his misdirection stories; his wicked twists, then you get a hint of that here.   Wendy and Paul arrive at the RV park and a series of scenes play out that create tension and set up all sorts of red herrings … the people running the place are down-right nasty.


And there is the “cute” woman in the neighboring RV that catches Paul’s eye.  Before you can say “start the BBQ,” little Taylor has vanished.


Panic!!   The law arrives, Sheriff Baker (Jason Patric) and his sidekick, Deputy Rakes (Facinelli), and before we even get into searching for the missing girl, the family is informed that dangerous convicts have escaped from. the local prison, so that might be the reason for their daughter’s disappearance.  


From this point on, nothing is going to be normal.   Buckle up, grab the popcorn and settle in for a rollercoaster ride that will keep you guessing as to what comes next … and what comes after that!!




Arrow Video Restores Director Douglas Trumbull's Silent Running For Release On Blu-ray This Coming Nov. 17

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, announced this past week that a new 2K film restoration from the original camera negative (personally approved by director Douglas Trumbull) of Trumbull’s spring of 1972 sci-fi tale, Silent Running, will be available on Blu-ray on Nov. 17.


Douglas Trumbull had gained acclaimed as a f/x and visual effects wizard with his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Andromeda Strain, and was given the opportunity to direct for the first time.   The cast included Bruce Dern in the lead, with support coming from Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin and Jesse Vint … filming took place, not in an elaborately build set, but in the interior of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Valley Forge — if you think about it, that makes perfect sense for a spacecraft on a long “voyage.”


Of note, other members of the film crew making their debuts, were both Michael Cimino (future Oscar-winner for The Deer Hunter) and John Dykstra (Oscar-winning for his work on Star Wars and Spider-Man 2).


As to bonus goodies for the Blu-ray release of Silent Running, Arrow Video is providing two commentary options — a vintage commentary teaming Trumbull with Bruce Dern and a newly-prepared commentary option with film critics Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw.


Additionally, there are a half-dozen featurettes — “No Turning Back,” “First Run,” “The Making of Silent Running,” “Silent Running by Douglas Trumbull,” “Douglas Trumbull: Then and Now” and “A Conversation with Bruce Dern” — and extensive still galleries.


DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey