MISS BALA
Sony Pictures | 2019 | 104 min | Rated PG-13


Official Synopsis: Gina Rodriguez stars in Miss Bala as Gloria, a young woman who discovers a strength she never knew she had when her closest friend is kidnapped. As she’s drawn into the dangerous world of cross-border crime, Gloria begins a journey of empowerment that will test her under the most extreme circumstances and force her to undergo a stunning transformation into an extraordinary and relatable hero. A large-scale and thrilling action-adventure.

  • Feature Commentary with Director Catherine Hardwicke, Executive Producer Jamie Marshall, and Associate Producer Shayda Frost – Commentary track played over the film where Hardwicke and her producers.
  • Gina: The Strength of a Woman – Featurette in which cast, crew, and Gina Rodriguez herself discuss her character, role and strength in the film.
  • The Bigger the Bang – Featurette in which cast and crew, namely stunt coordinator Justin Yu, discuss the film’s various action set pieces.
  • Making of Miss Bala – Featurette discussing the idea of remaking the original 2011  Mexican film, but coming from the perspective of an American going back to Mexico.
  • Wardrobe Tests with Commentary by Director Catherine Hardwicke – Featurette that has unused pre-production and production footage of the various cast members in prototype costuming with commentary from director Catherine Hardwicke where she breaks down the creative decisions that went into the look of the cast.
  • Action Rehearsal with Commentary by Director Catherine Hardwicke – Featurette that has unused pre-production and production footage of the cast and crew rehearsing the film’s big action set piece with commentary from director Catherine Hardwicke in which she breaks down the planning and filming of the sequence.
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Previews


TV SPOTLIGHT


ADVENTURE TIME: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Warner Bros. | 238 Episodes | 2010-2017 | Rated TV-PG


Official Synopsis: Every single episode of Adventure Time in one amazing collection? This is bazonkers! Grab your friends and enjoy all of Finn and Jake’s algebraic adventures. Finn facing off against Candy Kingdom zobmies? It’s in here! James Baxter the horse? You better believe he’s in here! The fun will never end! The Adventure Time Complete Series Deluxe set includes all 238 episodes from the Emmy-Award winning series. The collectible packaging features an immersive 25-page storybook, including a centerpiece pop-up with custom illustrations showcasing all the beloved characters. The box set also includes a bonus disc with hours of content, including over an hour of exclusive documentaries.


CRITERION CORNER


MY BRILLIANT CAREER
Criterion | 1979 | 110 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: For her award-winning breakthrough film, director Gillian Armstrong drew on teenage author Miles Franklin’s novel, a celebrated turn-of-the-twentieth-century Australian coming-of-age story, to brashly upend the conventions of period romance. Headstrong young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis, in a star-making performance), bemoans her stifling life in the backcountry, where her writerly ambitions receive little encouragement, and craves independence above all else. When a handsome landowner (Sam Neill), disarmed by her unruly charms, begins to court her, Sybylla must decide whether she can reconcile the prospect of marriage with the illustrious life’s work she has imagined for herself. Suffused with generous humor and a youthful appetite for experience, My Brilliant Career is a luminous portrait of an ardently free spirit.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features
  • New 2K digital restoration, approved by director Gillian Armstrong, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2009 featuring Armstrong
  • New interview with Armstrong
  • Interview from 1980 with actor Judy Davis
  • New interview with production designer Luciana Arrighi
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

New cover by F. Ron Miller


POLICE STORY / POLICE STORY 2
Criterion | 1985-1988 | 2 Movies, 3 Cuts | 222 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive action comedies, two smash hits that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil spectacle. The director/star/one-man stunt machine plays Ka-kui, a Hong Kong police inspector whose methods are, ahem, unorthodox; the phenomenal Maggie Cheung, in a star-making role, plays his much-put-upon girlfriend, May. Packed wall-to-wall with astoundingly acrobatic fight choreography, epic explosions, charmingly goofball slapstick, and awesomely 1980s electro soundtracks, Police Story and Police Story 2 set a new standard for rock-’em, sock-’em mayhem that established Chan as a performer of unparalleled grace and daring and would influence a generation of filmmakers, from Hong Kong to Hollywood.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
  • New 4K digital restorations of Police Story and Police Story 2
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtracks
  • Alternate English-dubbed soundtracks
  • Alternate version of Police Story 2, presented in a 2K digital transfer for the first time from a subtitled 35 mm Hong Kong–release print
  • New interview with filmmaker Edgar Wright and a 2017 podcast conversation between Wright and actor-director Jackie Chan
  • New programs on Chan’s screen persona and action-filmmaking techniques featuring author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix
  • Episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show from 1989 featuring interviews with Chan and actor Maggie Cheung
  • Archival interviews with Chan and actor and stuntman Benny Lai
  • Excerpts from Jackie Chan: My Stunts, a 1999 documentary codirected by and starring Chan
  • Excerpt from a 2017 television program reuniting Chan with the original members of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team
  • Television program from 1964 detailing the rigors of Beijing-opera training, akin to the education that Chan received as a child
  • Chan stunt reel
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nick Pinkerton

New covers by Jeremy Enecio


HIGHLIGHT RELEASES OF THE WEEK


ARCTIC
Universal Studios | 2018 | 97 min | Rated PG-13


Official Synopsis: Mads Mikkelsen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doctor Strange) delivers an engrossing tour de force performance as Overgård, a resourceful yet increasingly desperate man stranded in a remote, snow-covered wilderness. After a plane crash in an icy wasteland, Overgård must live by his wits as he waits for help to arrive. But when a long-awaited rescue effort fails, he faces a life-or-death decision: remain in the relative safety of his camp and hope to be found, or embark on an arduous trek that may be the only hope for both him and a critically injured stranger. Critics are calling this captivating, white knuckle film “chilling and thrilling, heart-wrenching and heart-lifting” (Los Angeles Times).

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Story Behind Arctic
  • Mads Mikkelsen Featurette


DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE
Lionsgate Films | 2018 | 158 min | Rated R


Official Synopsis: Writer-director S. Craig Zahler’s neo-noir crime thriller film features Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as a pair of police officers who are suspended without pay after an incident of police brutality is picked up by the media. The disgraced duo decide to tap into their criminal connections to make ends meet.

  • “Elements of a Crime” 3-Part Featurette
  • “Moral Conflict: Creating Cinema that Challenges” Featurette


MISSION OF HONOR
Cinedigm | 2018 | 107 min | Not rated


Official Synopsis: Mission of Honor is the story of Squadron 303, a group of heroic pilots who fought in the skies over England in the Battle of Britain during WWII. These brave men were not just fighting to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the memories of their own countries, which had been caught in the cross fire as Germany tore across Eastern Europe. Equipped with nothing more than obsolete RAF planes and secondhand uniforms, they flew for all of those who had become casualties in one tyrant’s quest for power. A Film By Award Winning Director, David Blair.

  • Q&A Session with director David Blair
  • On set with Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Rosie Gray, Stefanie Martini, and Emily Wyatt
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature


SERENITY
Universal Studios | 2018 | 107 min | Rated R


Official Synopsis: From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen’s appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he’d tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.


TV BOX SETS


ABSOLUTE DUO: THE COMPLETE SERIES
FUNimation Entertainment | 2015 | Season 1 | 300 min | Not rated

Official Synopsis: Welcome to the prestigious Koryo Academy! A special school where students train to fight with weapons that are manifestations of their souls. On the outside, Tor Kokonoe seems like a regular academy student. But while his classmates carry swords, kunai, and axes into battle, his soul becomes a shield.

As the students pair up in order to reach their full potential, Tor is partnered with the mysterious and exotic Julie. What he doesn’t realize is that their partnership means they’ll have to do everything together—fight, attend class, and even sleep in the same room! As the strangely affectionate girl begins pushing his boundaries to the limit, the other girls in his class start taking notice. While he’s fighting to make the grade, he’ll have to fend off the advances and attention from the tomboyish Tomoe, the meek Miyabi, and the exceptionally talented Lilith—a shield might be just what he needs after all!

  • Episode 10 Commentary
  • Episode 12 Commentary
  • Textless Opening Song – “”Absolute Soul””
  • Textless Closing Songs – “”Believe × Believe””, “”Appuru Tii no Aji”” and “”2/2″”
  • Promotional Videos
  • Commercials
  • U.S. Trailer
  • Trailers

MORE TV BOX SETS

  • 90210: Season Two
  • 90210: Season Three
  • 90210: Season Four
  • 90210: Season Five
  • Absolute Duo: The Complete Series (2015)
  • Adventure Time: The Complete Series
  • America’s Next Top Model: Cycle Six
  • America’s Next Top Model: Cycle Eight
  • Barakamon: The Complete Series (2014)
  • Finding Joy: Season One
  • Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!: The Complete Series (2007)
  • Hakyu Hoshin Engi: The Complete Series (2018)
  • High School DxD Hero: Season Four (2018)
  • Kyo Kara Maoh! Season One (2004-2009)
  • The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume Five (1976-1978)
  • The Rolling Girls: The Complete Series (2015)
  • Wire In The Blood: The Complete Collection

NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD


HANNIBAL
Kino Lorber | 2001 | 132 min | Rated R


Brand New 4K Restoration Supervised by Cinematographer John Mathieson! The silence has been broken… Dark, absorbing and entertaining, this follow-up to The Silence of the Lambs is an audacious success. Screen legend Anthony Hopkins (Nixon) is perverse perfection in his return to the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the sophisticated killer who comes out of hiding to draw FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore, Far from Heaven) into a high-stakes battle that will test her strength, cunning… and loyalty. Meanwhile, the good doctor’s only surviving victim plots a particularly nasty revenge. Drenched in baroque terror and hair-raising visuals, Hannibal is as compelling as it is shocking. Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian) served up this smash-hit thriller from a screenplay by David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List), based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Harris (Red Dragon). Ray Liotta (Unforgettable), Giancarlo Giannini (Seven Beauties) and Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) round out the delectable cast.

DISC 1
Hannibal (4KHUD) with optional English subtitles

  • Brand New 4K Restoration – HDR Color Graded by Cinematographer John Mathieson
  • Dolby Vision HDR
  • Audio Commentary by director Ridley Scott
  • 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo

DISC 2
Hannibal (BLU-RAY) with optional English subtitles

  • Brand New 4K Restoration – SDR Color Graded by Cinematographer John Mathieson
  • Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
  • Breaking the Silence: Making-of Hannibal Doc – including rare footage and interviews
  • Anatomy of a Shoot-Out: A Five-Angle Breakdown of the “Fish Market” Action Scene
  • Ridleygrams: A Featurette on the Art of Storyboarding
  • An Exploration of the Film’s Opening Title Design
  • Over 33 Minutes of Deleted and Alternate Scenes with optional director commentary
  • Alternate Ending with optional director commentary
  • 19 TV Spots
  • Theatrical Teaser
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo
  • Limited O-card Slipcase

X-MEN: BEGINNINGS TRILOGY
20th Century Fox | 2011-2016 | 3 Movies | 405 min | Rated PG-13


Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.


SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES


  • American Masters: Charley Pride
  • Bardo Blues
  • The Bastards of Pizzofalcone
  • The Boxer (1997)
  • The Brain (1988)
  • Chippendale’s: Off the Cuff
  • The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)
  • The Corruption Of Chris Miller (1973)
  • Darkroom (1989)
  • Death Warmed Up (1983)
  • Emanuelle and Francoise (1976)
  • Escape from Women’s Prison (1978)
  • Fantomas 1960s Collection (1964-1967)
  • Gatchaman (Collector’s Edition)
  • Grandmother’s House (1989)
  • The Great Flip-Off (2019)
  • Green Card (1990)
  • The Hole In The Ground (2019)
  • Homo Spatius
  • John Wick Two-Film Collection
  • Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
  • Kuffs (1992)
  • Level 16 (2019)
  • Lost & Found
  • Lupin the 3rd Part IV: The Italian Adventure (2015)
  • Melody Cruise (1932)
  • Messiah (2001)
  • Mitsuboshi Colors: The Complete Collection (2018)
  • Moscow Never Sleeps (2015)
  • Motel Mist
  • The Mountain (2017)
  • Nature: Living Volcanoes
  • Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2016)
  • New Moon (1930)
  • NOVA: Decoding the Great Pyramid
  • Premeditated (2014)
  • Protect, Serve, & Care
  • The Rainbow
  • Screaming for Sanity: Truth or Dare Part Three (2006)
  • The Sculpture
  • Sixteen Candles (1984) (35th Anniversary Limited Edition)
  • Skin Flicks (1978)
  • Strangers All (1935)
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
  • Summer Stock (1950)
  • Tarantula (1955)
  • Tenspeed and Brown Shoe Pilot
  • That Way Madness Lies… (2018)
  • They Returned (2015)
  • Treasure
  • The Tutor (2016)
  • Unlisted Owner (2013)
  • Us Too
  • Wicked Games: Truth or Dare Part Two (1994)
  • Wildland
  • X-Men: Trilogy Vol. 1 (2000-2006)
  • X-Men: Trilogy Vol.2 (2011-2016)

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