SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Sony Pictures | 2018 | 117 min | Rated PG



Official Synopsis: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

  • Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • We Are Spider-Man
    • Spider-Verse: A New Dimension
    • The Ultimate Comics Cast
    • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
    • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters Featurettes:
    • Heroes & Hams
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels
  • Alternate Universe Mode Viewing Experience (with filmmakers)
  • 2 Lyric Videos:
    • Sunflower by Post Malone
    • Swae Lee and Familia by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA feat. Bantu
  • All-new original short Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham


TV SPOTLIGHT


DOCTOR WHO – TOM BAKER: SEASON SEVEN
BBC | 1980-1981 | Season 18 | 700 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: Re-discover seven classic adventures from Tom Baker s final year as the much-loved Fourth Doctor. In these twenty nine episodes, the Doctor and his companions encounter the Foamasi, Meglos, the Marshmen, vampires and Tharils, building to a final deadly showdown between the Doctor and his arch nemesis the Master. Each episode has been brilliantly restored for Blu-ray and comes with in-depth special features, both old and new.

  • Special Features exclusive to this set include:
    • A new Making-Of documentary and updated special effects for Logopolis
    • Revealing new 2019 commentaries moderated by Matthew Sweet (Tom Baker on The Leisure Hive, Lalla Ward & Rachel Davies on State Of Decay)
    • Surround sound mix for Warriors’ Gate
    • Rare behind-the-scenes footage from The Leisure Hive, Full Circle and Logopolis
    • Eight more editions of Behind The Sofa
    • Band new documentaries The Writers Room and Weekend With Waterhouse
    • A new interview with K9 & Company’s Ian Sears
    • Another dip into the Panopticon convention archives with Tom Baker
    • HD photo galleries plus scripts, production files and rare documentation provided as PDFs
    • The eight-disc box set also includes hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD
  • Plus the following stories from 1980/81:
    • The Leisure Hive (four episodes)
    • Meglos (four episodes)
    • Full Circle (four episodes)
    • State Of Decay (four episodes)
    • Warriors’ Gate (four episodes)
    • The Keeper Of Traken (four episodes)
    • Logopolis (four episodes)
    • Plus K9 & Company – A Girl’s Best Friend


CRITERION CORNER


DETOUR
Criterion | 1945 | 69 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: From Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run—a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera. Working with no-name stars on a bargain-basement budget, B auteur Edgar G. Ulmer turned threadbare production values and seedy, low-rent atmosphere into indelible pulp poetry. Long unavailable in a format in which its hard-boiled beauty could be fully appreciated, Detour haunts anew in its first major restoration.

Detour was restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation in collaboration with the Cinémathèque Française, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with actor Ann Savage and filmmakers Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Wim Wenders 
  • New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins 
  • New program about the restoration
  • Janus Films rerelease trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic and poet Robert Polito 

New cover by Jennifer Dionisio


WANDA
Criterion | 1970 | 103 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: With her first and only feature film—a hard-luck drama she wrote, directed, and starred in—Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema, bringing to life a kind of character seldom seen on-screen. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape, and shot in an intensely intimate vérité style, the film takes up with distant and soft-spoken Wanda (Loden), who has left her husband, lost custody of her children, and now finds herself alone, drifting between dingy bars and motels, where she falls prey to a series of callous men—including a bank robber who ropes her into his next criminal scheme. An until now difficult-to-see masterpiece that has nonetheless exerted an outsize influence on generations of artists and filmmakers, Wanda is a compassionate and wrenching portrait of a woman stranded on society’s margins.

  • New 2K digital restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, The Film Foundation, and Gucci, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • I Am Wanda, an hour-long documentary by Katja Raganelli featuring an interview with director Barbara Loden filmed in 1980
  • Audio recording of Loden speaking to students at the American Film Institute in 1971
  • Segment from a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Loden
  • The Frontier Experience (1975), a short educational film about a pioneer woman’s struggle to survive, directed by and starring Loden
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin

New cover by Eric Skillman


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


THE FINAL WISH
NVG | 2019 | 96 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: From the creator of the Final Destination franchise comes a new tale of death. Following the passing of his father, Aaron Hammond (MICHAEL WELCH) returns to his hometown to help his devastated mother (LIN SHAYE) and to confront his past demons. Sifting through his father s belongings, Aaron comes upon a mysterious item that is far more than it seems.

  • New audio commentary by HORRORPEDIA.com’s Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Sex and Death with a Smile, a new video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger on giallo and sex comedy icon Edwige Fenech
  • A Good Man for the Murders, a newly edited video interview with actor Nino Castelnuovo
  • The Blonde Salamander, a new video interview with actress Erna Schurer
  • The Art of Helping, a new video interview with assistant director Daniele Sangiorgi
  • Jack of All Trades, a new video interview with actor and production manager Tino Polenghi
  • Two versions of the opening scene: tinted and untinted viewing options
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Rachael Nisbet


MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Disney / Buena Vista | 2018 | 130 min | Rated PG



Official Synopsis: Due to some financial problems, Michael Banks’ house is set to be repossessed and his only hope of saving his home is by finding a small fortune his father left him upon his passing. In his most desperate hour, his old babysitter Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to help him find his way. With a lot of hard work, and a little magic, their favorite nanny just might save the day.

  • Deleted Song—“The Anthropomorphic Zoo” – In this early song sequence, Mary Poppins and the children visit a very special zoo where the humans and animals trade places.
  • The Practically Perfect Making of “Mary Poppins Returns” – Join filmmakers and cast on an amazing journey to embrace the legacy of the original film while making a fresh modern sequel.
    • Introduction – Filmmakers and cast remember the first Mary Poppins movie and share the thrill of working on “Mary Poppins Returns.”
    • “(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky” – Discover how the team mined PL Travers’ books for a fresh perspective on a much-loved character. Plus, meet the Banks children!
    • “Can You Imagine That?” – Be on location for Mary’s iconic entrance from the sky, and explore the movie’s original songs, inspired by the Sherman Brothers.
    • “Nowhere to Go but Up” – Experience being on set with the legendary Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury, and celebrate the joy of choosing the right balloon!
  • Seeing Things From a Different Point of View”: The Musical Numbers of “Mary Poppins Returns”
    – Go behind the scenes and experience the film’s production numbers from a new angle.
    • “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – Led by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the cast performs the film’s biggest production number, with dancing lamplighters, bicyclists and more!
    • “The Royal Doulton Music Hall” / “A Cover Is Not the Book” – Find out what it takes to create two musical extravaganzas inside an animated world, highlighted by dancing animated penguins!
    • “Turning Turtle” – Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy Turvy, played by Meryl Streep, has an unusual house that turns this musical number upside-down.
    • “Can You Imagine That?” – Dive under the bubbles with the cast and crew to see how this exuberant number was created.
  • Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns – Dick Van Dyke, who played Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in the first film, returns after 54 years to Cherry Tree Lane as Mr. Dawes Jr.
  • Practically Perfect Bloopers – There’s nowhere to go but up with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of flubs, goofs and prop fails!
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Leaving Topsy’s – After their visit to Cousin Topsy, Mary, Jack and the children pause to take a look back.
    • “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – The leeries light up the screen in this extended clip from the movie’s biggest musical production.
  • Play Movie in Sing-Along Mode – Sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch the movie.


ON HER SHOULDERS
Oscilloscope Pictures | 2018 | 94 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: At only twenty-three years old, Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of important undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. Security Council to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews, emotionally draining speeches, and an endless succession of one-on-one meetings with top government officials. Though it all takes an enormous toll, this once ordinary girl has survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who once dreamed of opening a beauty salon in her village, as she fights to bring ISIS to justice and save her people from extinction.

  • Telling Her Story – A new interview with director Alexandria Bombach 
  • Theatrical trailer


THE QUAKE
Magnolia Pictures | 2018 | 107 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: After discovering signs that an impending massive earthquake is about to hit Oslo in Norway, a geologist must race against the clock to evacuate his wife and children to safety from the coming disaster – before it’s too late.

  • English SDH


TV BOX SET


BURST ANGEL: THE COMPLETE SERIES
FUNimation Entertainment | 2004 | Season 1 | 750 min | Rated TV-14

Official Synopsis: A new law and a dark underground syndicate have delivered devastating chaos to Tokyo. The city’s only chance for survival is a fearless mercenary, her dangerously beautiful comrades and a massively armed and armored mech. In this land where war has spread like a disease, they will have to put their very existence on the line and fight to be the cure. Burst Angel is a cyber-punk action entertainment thriller based on a near-future Tokyo and is inspired by hilarious spaghetti westerns and the fierce gun battles reminiscent of a Hong Kong gangster movie.


  • Burst Angel: The Complete Series (2004)
  • Chesapeake Shores: Season Three
  • Dies Irae: The Complete Series (2017-2018)
  • Dimension W: Season One
  • Freezing: Season One (2011)
  • Freezing Vibration: Season Two (2013)
  • Ultimate Otaku Teacher: The Complete Series (2015)

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


LORD OF WAR
Lionsgate Films | 2005 | 121 min | Rated R

Official Synopsis: Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage thrills in this action-packed true story of a gunrunner who supplied dictators and outran the law for nearly 20 years.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Andrew Niccol
  • “The Making of Lord of War” Featurette
  • “Making a Killing: Inside the International Arms Trade” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • Accident (2017)
  • Acrocats! (2017)
  • Adult Life Skills (2016)
  • Angel Unchained (1970)
  • Beau Bandit (1930)
  • Becoming Astrid (2018)
  • Behind the Walls (2017)
  • Being Rose (2019)
  • The Big Fix (1978)
  • Big Kill (2018)
  • Born in East L.A. (Collector’s Edition)
  • Braid (2018)
  • Caged No More (2016)
  • Cleopatra Jones (1973)
  • Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (2018)
  • Containment
  • Craig of the Creek: Itch to Explore
  • Crone Wood (2016)
  • Damepri Anime Caravan: Complete Collection
  • The Deadly Mantis (1957)
  • The Devil’s Restaurant
  • Eagle’s Wing (1979)
  • Easter Land (2019)
  • Edge Of Obedience (2017)
  • Far From Heaven (2002) (Special Edition)
  • Frontline Heroes Collection
  • Hakumei & Mikochi: Complete Collection (2018)
  • Headline Shooter (1933)
  • Herbert West: Reanimator (2017)
  • Hillbilly (2018)
  • The Iceman (2012)
  • Impulso (2017)
  • In Person (1935)
  • The Jazz Singer (1927)
  • Just Friends
  • The Last Resort (2018)
  • Little Miss Dolittle (2018)
  • Losin’ It (1982)
  • Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
  • Mary Poppins (1964) (SteelBook)
  • The Minion (1998)
  • Ned Kelly (2003)
  • The Nightmare Room: Camp Nowhere
  • The Nightmare Room: Scareful What You Wish For
  • One Piece: Episode of Sabo
  • Our Betters (1933)
  • Oyster Farmers
  • Patrimonio (2018)
  • PawParazzi
  • Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us (2018)
  • The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
  • Red Room
  • Rehearsal
  • The River’s Edge (1957)
  • Rockabye (1932)
  • The Russell Girl
  • The Russian Bride (2019)
  • The Second Time Around (2017)
  • Sharkwater Extinction (2018)
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again
  • Spiders (Triple Feature) (2000-2013)
  • Steel Arena (1972)
  • Strangers Within
  • Strawberry Estates (2001)
  • Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
  • Super-Sleuth (1937)
  • Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? (1970)
  • Survival
  • This Mountain Life
  • Tucked (2019)
  • Untogether
  • USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter
  • The Whole Town’s Talking (1935)
  • The Wild Heart (1950)
  • The Witches (1966)

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