THE MEG (2018)


Official Synopsis: A deep-sea submersible filled with an international research crew lies disabled at the bottom of the Pacific after having been attacked by a massive shark previously thought to be extinct. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao) to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now he must risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time!

  • Chomp on This: Making The Meg
  • Creating the Beast
  • New Zealand Film Commission

TV SPOTLIGHT


PREACHER: SEASON THREE


Official Synopsis: In Season 3, Jesse Custer’s quest for God takes him back to the place he’s been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past… because the future of the world depends on it.


CRITERION CORNER


A STORY FROM CHIKAMATSU (1954)


Official Synopsis: One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the first half of the 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker’s wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this delicately delivered indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a “great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi.”

A Story from Chikamatsu was restored by Kadokawa Corporation and The Film Foundation with the cooperation of the Japan Foundation.

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with actor Kyoko Kagawa
  • Mizoguchi: The Auteur Behind the “Metteur-en-scène,” a new illustrated audio essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Haden Guest

New cover by Michael Boland


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


ALPHA (2018)


Official Synopsis: Alpha is an epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. While on his ¬ first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone, he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learns to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to ¬ find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

  • Director’s Cut
  • Alternate Opening  & Ending
  • Deleted Scenes with Director’s Commentary
  • Meet the Wolf Behind Alpha
  • Boy and Wolf
  • A Hero’s Journey
  • Building The World

MILE 22 (2018)


Official Synopsis: In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and little-known unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must transport an asset (Iko Uwais) who has vital information to an airfield for extraction before the enemy closes in.

  • Overwatch
  • Introducing Iko Uwais
  • Iko Fight
  • Bad Ass Women
  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Stunts
  • Modern Combat
  • Colombia
  • Trailers

JULIET, NAKED (2018)


Official Synopsis: Once madly in love with Annie, his longtime girlfriend, Duncan has become more dedicated to faded rocker Tucker Crowe than to her, causing the relationship to flounder. But in a surprising twist of fate, it’s Annie who ultimately connects with Tucker.

  • “Making Juliet, Naked” Featurette

PUZZLE (2018)


Official Synopsis: After years of concerning herself exclusively with the needs and wants of her husband and sons, Agnes has found something that she wants to do: puzzling. Stepping out of her domestic bubble to pursue her new hobby, Agnes meets Robert, a wealthy, reclusive inventor who recruits her as his partner for an upcoming world jigsaw tournament. Each day she spends out in the world takes Agnes further along on the road to a new understanding of herself.


TV BOX SET


STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – SEASON ONE

Official Synopsis: This sci-fi series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their quest to explore new planets and new life forms. Set 10 years before the events of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” the show sees the Klingons waging war against the United Federation of Planets, with starship Discovery being the most important weapon on the Federation’s side. Science Specialist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) must learn that to truly understand all things alien, first she must understand herself. Notable guest stars include Michelle Yeoh and Rainn Wilson.

  • The 100: Season Five
  • Bates Motel: Season One – Five
  • A Christmas Story Live!
  • The Crown: Season Two
  • Detectorists: The Complete Collection
  • Drifters: The Complete Series
  • Elementary: Season Six
  • The Expanse: Season One – Two
  • Hidden: Season One
  • Joker Game: The Complete Series
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  • Killjoys: Season One – Two
  • The Librarians: Season Four
  • The Magicians: Season One – Two
  • Narcos: Season Three
  • The Outer Limits: Season Two
  • ReLIFE: Final Arc
  • Sailor Moon Super S: Season Four – Part Two
  • Scorpion: The Complete Series
  • A Sister’s All You Need: The Complete Series
  • Star Trek: Discovery – Season One (Steelbook)

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (Commemorative Edition) (4K)
  • Rambo III (1988) (4K)
  • Rambo: First Blood (1982) (4K)
  • Rambo: First Blood – Part II (1985) (4K)

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • The 12
  • Agony
  • Ancient Invisible Cities [DVD] – Front_Original
  • Ancient Invisible Cities
  • Another Time
  • Apotheosis
  • Basic Instinct 2 (2006) (Special Edition)
  • Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome (2013)
  • Bigfoot
  • Bloodlust (1977)
  • The Blue Dahlia
  • The Boy Downstairs (Special Edition)
  • Breaking Big
  • Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
  • Brothers In Arms
  • Cargo (2018)
  • The Chamber (1996)
  • The Children Act (2017)
  • A Christmas Story Live!
  • Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth
  • Conny Plank: The Potential Of Noise
  • Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (2001) (Steelbook)
  • Dances with Wolves (Limited Collector’s Edition Steelbook)
  • The Dating Game Killer
  • Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (2018)
  • Divorce In The Family
  • The Family I Had (Special Edition)
  • The Fifth Floor (1978)
  • Final Score (2018)
  • Forever My Love (1962)
  • Four Hands
  • Future Vedettes (1955)
  • The Game Warden
  • Gas, Food, Lodging
  • The Gate: The Dawn of the Baha’i Faith (2018)
  • Good Manners (2017)
  • Heysoos
  • Hide-Out
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1981) (Anniversary Edition)
  • House of Forbidden Secrets
  • Humanity Insanity
  • The Ice Harvest
  • The Interpreter
  • The Jerk (40th Anniversary Edition)
  • Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (2018)
  • Lacuna Coil: The 119 Show
  • The Last Movie
  • Learning to See: The World of Insects
  • Long John Silver (1953)
  • Long Strange Trip
  • Look Away (2017)
  • Lost
  • Maniac (1980) (Limited Edition)
  • Man Of The People
  • The Marine 6: Close Quarters
  • MDMA (2017)
  • Monsoon Tide
  • Mrs. Claus
  • My Christmas Loove
  • The New Romantic
  • Nothing Sacred (1937)
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)
  • One Piece: Collection 23
  • The Owl’s Legacy
  • Passion Flower (1930)
  • Perversion Story (1969)
  • Pixar Short Films: Collection 3
  • Pondemonium 3
  • Pumpkin Man
  • Radar Men from the Moon (1952)
  • The Rape of Recy Taylor
  • Ray Meets Helen
  • The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
  • School Daze (30th Anniversary Edition)
  • Sheborg
  • Single White Female
  • Snowmance
  • Take it Out in Trade
  • Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure (1958)
  • Teenage Zombies (1958)
  • The Third Murder (2017)
  • The Thirteenth Chair (1929)/The Thirteenth Chair (1937)
  • This Is Christmas
  • Time Trap
  • Topper Returns (1941)
  • Twin Star Exorcists: Part Three
  • Without Name
  • The Wizard of Gore
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