Tuesday, January 25, 2022

New DVD • Blu-ray • 4K Ultra HD Activity For The Period Ending January 21, 2022


New DVD Additions



4 Digital Media

01/18/22 — Released Jack in Box: Awakening


Acorn Media

01/18/22 — Released Sommerdahl Murders: Series 2 (2 disc set)


Alpha Video (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Brown of Harvard (silent-1926), Indie Horror Double Feature (2 film set: RIP, Violent Instinct), Love'em and Leave'em (silent-1926), Magnum Cop, Mr. Lobo's Cinema Insomnia: The Terror, Sadist and Snake People



01/18/22 — Released Sword of Desperation (Japanese)


Buck Cody (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Accusing Finger, Strange Case of Doctor Rx and Tarnished


CMI Education/PESI Publishing

01/18/22 — Released Deactivating the Polyvagal Response to Racial Trauma (2 disc set)


Championship Productions

01/18/22 — Released Building a Championship High School Baseball Program, Practice Organization + Hitting, Baserunning and Defending the Short Game, Running a Modern Double Wing Offense, Running a Modern Double Wing Offense: Power Series, Tim Walton Softball Coaches Academy: Creating a Championship Culture, Tim Walton Softball Coaches Academy: Defensive Strategies to Win Championships, Tim Walton Softball Coaches Academy: Everything Coaches Need to Know On & Off the Field, Tim Walton Softball Coaches Academy: Hitting & Team Offensive Drills, Tim Walton Softball Coaches Academy: Infield & Outfield Skills & Drills and Tim Walton Softball Coaches Academy: Practice Checklist Before Your First Game


Cinedigm Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released Red Stone


DVD Treasures (MOD)

01/11/21 — Released Truth Below


Decal Releasing

01/18/22 — Released Last Son

02/01/22 — Sets Ailey (ARR of 193 days; box office: $196,929)


DreamScape Media, LLC

01/18/22 — Released Ghosts of the West: The End of the Bonanza Trail and Masdar, Exploring Our Future



01/18/22 — Released Journey Home: Melissa Slagle - Former Baptist, Women of Grace: Theresa Bonapartis - Abortion: An Unacknowledged Grief and World Over with Raymond Navarro:  Raymond Cardinal Burke / Fr. Gerald Murray and Robert Royal


Elvis DVD Collector & Movie Store (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released 10th Victim (Italian), Amazing Adventure, Beast and the Vixens, Beyond Desire, Black Belly of the Tarantula (Italian), Bloody Pit of Horror (Italian), Confessions of a Police Captain (Italian), Cut-Throats Nine, Day of the Cobra (Italian), Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears, Dirty Pool, Django Strikes Again (Italian), Dr. Christina of Sweden, Embalmer, Family of Cops , Family of Cops II, Family of Cops III, Famous T & A, Fifth Cord (Italian), Getting into Heaven, Golden Earrings, Goodbye Texas (Italian), Heroes Without Glory, High Crime, Hired Killer (Italian), I Passed for White, Impact, Island of Crime (Italian), Love Games People Play in Denmark (German), Loves and Times of Scaramouche, Marianne Bouquet (French), Midnight Party (French), My Name is Pecos, Orgy Machine, Pastries, Playboy: Sexiest Amateur Videos, Playboy: Sexy Lingerie IV, Sandra: The Making of a Woman, Scream Queens Naked Christmas, Sensuous Nurse, Snow Honeys, Southern Star, Stateline Motel, Street Law and Torchy Gets Her Man


Glasshouse Distribution

01/18/22 — Released Infrared Dreams (aka: Ava) and Outsource


High Fliers Films

01/18/22 — Released Ripper Untold


Hope of the World (MOD)

01/11/22 — Released Word for the Year 2021



01/11/22 — Released Chuyen Nha Poong Sang (10 disc set)

01/18/22 — Released Cai Gia Cua Danh Vong (12 disc set) and Quyen Vuong (10 disc set)


IMD Films Limit - Trionic

01/18/22 — Released Super Vixens 4


ITN Distribution

01/18/22 — Released Haunting of Hythe House and Rocket Hunter Rise of the Nazi Komet


Icarus Films

03/15/22 — Sets Josep (French/Spanish)


Image Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released The Dry (ARR of 242 days; box office: $364,023) and Unquiet Grave



01/18/22 — Released Walk in Her Shoes


Just for the Hell of It (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Public Access (4 Public Access TV Shows: Bummer Patrol (3 episodes), Colin's Sleazy Friends, Life Without Shame (2 episodes), Art Fein's Poker Party) (2 disc set)



01/18/22 — Released Witches of the Orient


Leomark Studios, LLC (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released War Cake


Media Blasters

01/18/22 — Released Grenadier: The Beautiful Warrior (2 disc set), Oracle, Very Private Lesson and Zeiram (Japanese)


Movie Buffs Forever (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas


National Geographic (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released National Geographic: Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 8 (4 disc set)


NCircle Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released Barbie Dreamtopia


Nostalgia Family/Reel Vault (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Torrent (silent-1926)


PBS Direct

01/18/22 — Released Nature: Born in the Rockies and WBCN and the American Revolution


PCN Productions (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released 2022 PA Farm Show: Draft Horse Hitched Competition and 2022 PA Farm Show: Sale of Champions & Scholarship Awards


Paramount Home Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released Hide and Seek


TWM Media Group (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Barack Obama - His Own Story, Black Women in America & Their Fight for Voting Rights, Michelle Obama - The First Lady of Style and Muhammad Ali - Fighting Spirit


Vertical Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released Alpha Rift

02/08/22 — Sets After We Fell (ARR of 151 days; box office: $2,125,430)


Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released This Is Us: The Complete Season 4 (5 disc set)


Warner Bros. Home Ent.

02/08/22 — Sets Stargirl: The Complete Second Season (2 disc set)


Warner Bros. Home Ent. (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Animal Kingdom: The Complete Fifth Season (3 disc set) and Riverdale: The Complete Fifth Season (4 disc set)


Well Go U.S.A.

01/18/22 — Released Escape from Mogadishu (Korean) (ARR of 165 days; box office: $252,913)


Wild Eye Releasing

01/18/22 — Released Dead Fury, Girl Who Wasn't Missing, Shock Invasion and Tales of the Dim

03/08/22 — Sets Noah’s Shark



New Blu-ray Additions



01/18/22 — Released Sword of Desperation (Japanese)


Asuka the Disc Dog (aka: Fred the Blu-ray Dog) (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Bananaman: The Complete Series, Big Bad Beetleborgs & Beetleborgs Metallix: The Complete Series (2 disc set), BNA: Brand New Animal - The Complete Series, Dead Lands: Season One, DOTA: Dragon's Blood - Seasons 1 & 2, Expanse: Season 5, Expanse: Season 6, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight: The Complete Series, Lilo & Stitich: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Lizzie McGuire: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Love Hard, Luna Nera: Season One, Mayor of Kingstown: Season One, Mysterious Cities of Gold: The Complete Series, Pepper Ann: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Spider Riders: The Complete Series, Tenchi Muyo! GXP, VR Troopers: The Complete Series (2 disc set) and Wing Commander Academy - The Complete Series


Cinedigm Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released Red Stone


Collector’s Heaven (MOD)

01/11/22 — Released Dexter: New Blood, Dragnet 1967: The Complete Series (3 disc set) and Petticoat Junction: The Complete Series (5 disc set)

01/18/22 — Released Being the Ricardos, Eternals, Palmer: Season One and Sleeping with Danger


Criterion Collection

04/12/22 — Sets Walker

04/19/22 — Sets Girl Can't Help It and Miracle in Milan (Italian)

04/26/22 — Sets Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) and ‘Round Midnight


Decal Releasing

01/18/22 — Released Last Son and Titane



01/18/22 — Released Beans


Full Moon Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released Evil Bong

03/08/22 — Sets Mansion of the Doom



01/18/22 — Released Assault Lily Bouquet: The Complete Season (2 disc set) (with Digital Copy)


Good Deed – Cranked Up Films

01/18/22 — Released This Game’s Called Murder


Gravitas Ventures (MOD)

01/11/22 — Released Beyond Impossible, Love Thy Neighbor, Never Alone and Old Strangers

01/18/22 — Released Entropy and Ideal Host


Image Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released The Dry


Kino Lorber

01/18/22 — Released Inherit the Wind and Three Women (silent-1924)


Lionsgate Home Entertainment

01/18/22 — Released Candyman: Day of the Dead (with Digital Copy)


Media Blasters

01/18/22 — Released Doomed Megalopolis and Grenadier: The Beautiful Warrior (2 disc set)


Mill Creek Entertainment

02/22/22 — Sets Side Out


Movies R U.S.A. (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released 13 Minutes, Alex Rider: Seasons 1 & 2, Betty White Goes Wild, Bob's Burgers: Seasons 1 - 10 (6 disc set), Brain on Fire, Dexter: New Blood, Double Feature (2 film set: Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles) (2 disc set), Emily in Paris: Seasons 1 & 2, Emperor's New School - The Complete Series, Encounter, Highlander: The Complete Animated Series, Kim Possible: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Milk Money, Onward, Pets United, Rules of Engagement: The Complete Series (2 disc set), Silent Sea: Season One, Teenage Bounty Hunters: The Complete Series and True Story



01/18/22 — Released David Garrett: Unlimited - Live from the Arena di Verona


PCN Productions (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released 2022 PA Farm Show: Draft Horse Hitched Competition and 2022 PA Farm Show: Sale of Champions & Scholarship Awards


Powerhouse Films

01/18/22 — Released Blockhouse, Brute, Girl Stroke Boy and Hoffman


Rising Sun Media

01/18/22 — Released Beyond Fury, Planet Zee and Space Vampire


Sandpiper Pictures, LLC

01/18/22 — Released Nicholas Nickleby and Salsa


Shout! Factory

01/18/22 — Released Awakener (Portuguese) and Liar Liar: 25th Anniversary Edition



01/18/22 — Released Blood Hook (2 disc set), Sexy Box (3 film set: Waitress!, Stuck on You!, The First Turn-On!) (3 disc set) and VHS Massacre 2


Vertical Entertainment

02/08/22 — Sets After We Fell


Well Go U.S.A.

01/11/22 — Released Escape from Mogadishu (Korean)



New 4K Ultra HD Additions 


Criterion Collection

04/26/22 — Sets For All Mankind (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack)


Movies R USA (MOD)

01/18/22 — Released Captain Marvel and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil



Icarus Films Looks To Mar. 15 As The DVD Debut Date For French Filmmaker Aurel's Josep


Icarus Films latest collaboration with France’s premiere film production and distribution company, Distrib Films, arrives in the domestic DVD marketplace on Mar. 15.  

If you are a fan of animation, then you can set aside your Pixar films for an evening and enjoy French filmmaker Aurel’s 2020 César Awards-winner for Best Animated Film (the French equivalent of our Oscars), Josep, the biographical story of famed Catalan newspaper illustrator and artist Josep Bartolí and his experiences as a young man in France.

Josep, a rare French animated film, joins the sweet company of director Sylvain Chomet’s Oscar-nominated The Illusionist (2010) and The Triplets of Belleville (2003), René Laloux’s Fantastic Planet (1973), Simon Rouby’s haunting Adama (2015) and the writing and directing team of Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi’s Oscar-nominated Persepolis (2007).   It is that good, and quite a feat for a debut feature film from Aurel (a French newspaper cartoonist and comic book author).  Josep worked the international film festival circuit beginning in June of 2020, moved into selected European theatrical venues (pulling in a solid $1.6 million in ticket sales) and in March of 2021 captured the Best Animated Film award at the 46th annual César Awards.


Told in flashback by a dying prison guard, on his deathbed some 50 years after the events, we learn how he met and befriended Josep Bartolí, the famed Spanish newspaper cartoonist and anti-Franco fighter, who escaped Spain and ended up in a French prison camp.   We learn of Bartoli’s struggles, his eventual release, his love-affair with Frida Kahlo and more.

Josep is presented in French and Spanish with English subtitles.





Director Derek Stockton's Quiet, Pretty Things On DVD On Mar. 22 From Bayview Entertainment

Bayview Entertainment has zeroed-in on Mar. 22 as the DVD debut date for director Derek Stockton’s Quiet, Pretty Things.

What do you get when the hunter becomes the target of the hunted?  That’s what Rion (Eli Taylor — Man in the Box), a clever serial killer has decided to do.  He will become the hunter and go after the troubled detective, Quentin Robichaud (Casey Bales in his feature film debut), who swings between inept and obsessed with his attempts at bringing Rion to justice.  

But now, the obsession and the interest has swung over to Rion, a mass murderer who has taken an interest in the man who is pursuing him … a very personal interest!  Detective Robichaud knows everything there is to know about the serial killer, except his identity.   Not so for Rion, we know who his nemesis is, and he knows all the little details.  

Robichaud is so far off the mark that he is in therapy — that’s not a good sign — and his wife, Emily (Kayla Brooks) has mistaken his “distant” behavior as a clear sign that he is having an affair.  It really can’t get more messed-up than this … oh, but wait, it will!

Out of desperation, Robichaud decides to recruit the media and invent some fictions about the unknown, but very prolific killer.   Little does Robichaud know, but Rion has developed some “ticks” of his own … some screw-loose behavior that is accelerated when the “lies” begin to go public!!

With this last move things are set in motion that will make this hunt very, very personal!!





Monday, January 24, 2022

Full Moon Features Targets Mar. 08 For Blu-ray Debut Of Director Michael Pataki's Mansion Of The Doomed


Full Moon Features, with sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has announced a new film restoration (from the original 35mm camera negative) of director Michael Pataki’s 1976 ultra-creepy horror tale, Mansion of the Doomed, which will be making its Blu-ray debut on Mar. 8.

Iconic producer, director, writer Charles Band didn’t always have Full Moon Features, his early films were distributed by others — Group 1 International, Irwin Yablans Company, Compass International Pictures and so on.  

Mansion of the Doomed was his first “official” producer credit, with long-time actor Michael Pataki making his debut as a director (as Korax in the famous Star Trek episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles” … The Return of Count Yoga, Grave of the Vampire, The Baby, as Count Dracula in director Albert Band’s Dracula’s Dog and more, many more).   

Also of note, the screenwriter for Mansion of the Doomed was another long-time Charles Band associate, the late Frank Ray Perilli, whose writing credits included The Doberman Gang, the aforementioned Dracula’s Dog, Laserblast and She Came to the Valley (also directed by Albert Band, Charles Band’s father, who was a prolific writer, director, producer and actor in his own right).


In other words, this early non-Full Moon Feature (which is now back home and making its Blu-ray debut), was nothing short of a family affair.

While the directing, producing and writer components — and distribution — were all indies and just starting out, the acting compliment was anything but.   A-list, established actors, including Richard Basehart and Gloria Grahame as the co-stars … and there are some real treats among the rest of the cast and crew, including genre-fan favorite Lance Hendrickson in one of his early pre-Terminator/pre-Aliens film roles and future three-time Oscar-winner Stan Winston as the genius behind the eye-gouging make-up effects.  

Other members of the cast included Trish Stewart in her feature-film debut as Nancy, the much-operated-upon guinea pig of her father’s (Basehart) insane eye-transplant experiments, and Vic Tayback as Detective Simon.


This is a mad scientist gem, with Basehart as Dr. Chaney, a noted ophthalmologist, who goes off the deep end in search of a cure for his daughter’s blindness (caused by an auto accident where he was the driver) and begins abducting people and cutting out their eyes.   He is assisted by his nurse, Katherine (Grahame) … and the test subjects (now blinded) are imprisoned in the basement!!   We told you from the get-go that this is an “ultra-creepy horror tale.”  Twisted!!

A DVD edition will also be available from Full Moon Features on Mar. 8.