4-DISC 4K ULTRA HD + BLU-RAY: $39.96
4-DISC BLU-RAY: $34.95
4-DISC DVD: $29.95


Warner Bros. | 2023 | Season 1 | 474 min | Rated TV-MA
Directed by Neil Druckmann, Craig Mazin, & Peter Hoar

In 2003, a parasitic fungal infection ravages the planet, turning humans into violent creatures known as the Infected. Twenty years later, hardened survivor Joel (Pedro Pascal) is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone in hopes of delivering her to the rebel Fireflies. But what should be a quick job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they traverse a desolate U.S. – while depending on each other’s unique skills for survival. Created, written, and executive produced by Emmy® winner Craig Mazin (HBO’s Chernobyl) and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, this riveting series brings the acclaimed video game to life, painting a grim vision of the future of humanity – and the lives of those who would risk everything to save it.

  • NEW The Last of Us: Stranger Than Fiction – Series cast and filmmakers are joined by experts in survival, microbiology, and parasitology for a chilling discussion on the realities of the invasive fungus and subsequent apocalypse in The Last of Us.
  • NEW Controllers Down: Adapting The Last of Us – Follow the journey of The Last of Us from console to screen as cast and filmmakers take us inside the process of expanding the world and breathing new life into the game’s beloved characters.
  • NEW From Levels to Live Action – Discover how The Last of Us incorporated and expanded fan-favorite game moments in the series
  • Getting to Know Me (4 Featurettes)
  • The Last Debrief with Troy Baker (2 Featurettes)
  • Inside the Episode (9 Featurettes)
  • Is This A The Last of Us Line? (2 Featurettes)
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, and French s8ubtitles for the main feature





BLU-RAY: $31.96
DVD: $23.96

Breathless (#408)

Criterion | 1960 | 90 min | Not Rated
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

There was before Breathless, and there was after Breathless. Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the film scene in 1960 with this jazzy, free-form, and sexy homage to the American film genres that inspired him as a writer for Cahiers du cinéma. With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.

  • 4K restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • Interviews with director Jean-Luc Godard; actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, and Jean-Pierre Melville; director of photography Raoul Coutard; assistant director Pierre Rissient; and filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker
  • Two video essays: filmmaker Mark Rappaport’s Jean Seberg and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum’s “Breathless” as Criticism
  • Chambre 12, Hôtel de Suède, a 1993 French documentary about the making of Breathless, featuring members of the cast and crew
  • Charlotte et son Jules, a 1959 short film by Godard featuring Belmondo
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Dudley Andrew, writings by Godard, François Truffaut’s original treatment, and Godard’s scenario

    Cover by Rodrigo Corral


The Ranown Westerns: Five Films Directed by Budd Boetticher (#1184)

(The Tall T / Decision at Sundown / Buchanan Rides Alone / Ride Lonesome / Comanche Station)

Criterion | 1957-1960 | 5 Movies, 6 Cuts | 380 min | Not Rated
Directed by Budd Boetticher

The five briskly entertaining, vividly performed westerns made by director Budd Boetticher and strapping star Randolph Scott in the second half of the 1950s transcend their B-movie origins to become rich, unexpectedly profound explorations of loyalty, greed, honor, and revenge. Often grouped under the name Ranown (after producer Harry Joe Brown and Scott’s production company) and colorfully scripted by Burt Kennedy and Charles Lang, these films seem to unfold in a world unto themselves, staking a claim between traditional westerns and the subversive genre revisionism of the 1960s—and representing the crowning achievement of the underappreciated auteur Boetticher.

  • New 4K digital restorations by Sony Pictures Entertainment, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Three 4K UHD discs of the films presented in Dolby Vision HDR and three Blu-rays with the films and special features
  • Introductions to the films by filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Taylor Hackford
  • New program featuring film critic Farran Smith Nehme on actor Randolph Scott
  • Three audio commentaries, featuring film scholar Jeanine Basinger on The Tall T, film historian Jeremy Arnold on Ride Lonesome, and Hackford on Comanche Station
  • Archival programs featuring interviews with director Budd Boetticher
  • Audio conversation with Boetticher and film scholar Jim Kitses
  • Super 8 home-movie version of Comanche Station
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: Essays by film scholar Tom Gunning and critic Glenn Kenny

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

8-DISC BLU-RAY SET: $39.99
8-DISC DVD SET: $21.98

South Park: Seasons 21-25

Paramount Pictures | 2017-2022 | 5 Seasons | 856 min | Rated TV-MA
Directed by Douglas Camfield, Barry Letts, & Christopher Barry

COME ON DOWN TO SOUTH PARK WITH THIS EPIC BOX SET! Over 35 classic episodes from Seasons 21 through 25 of South Park have been packed into this one kick-ass Collector’s Edition! The residents of everyone’s favorite little mountain town contend with the vaping epidemic, the Underbelly of Social Media, and the return of ManBearPig! So join Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny as they take on COVID-19, tackle the consequences of immigration, and correct a long-held misconception about one of their classmates. For them, it’s all part of growing up in South Park! SOUTH PARK: SEASONS TWENTY-ONE TO TWENTY-FIVE COLLECTION stars creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Mona Marshall (“Blue Exorcist”), April Stewart (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Jessica Makinson (“Maron”).

  • Audio commentaries from creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone
  • Deleted scenes
  • Concept art
  • Optional English SDH subtitles



  • The Devil Is A Part Timer: Season Two (2022)
  • Medaka Box: The Complete Collection (2012)
  • Moonhaven: Season One (2022)
  • Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger: The Complete Series
  • Tokyo Mew Mew New: Season 1 Collection (2022)
  • When Will Ayumu Make His Move? The Complete Collection (2022)
  • Your Honor: Season Two (2020-2021)
  • Your Honor: The Complete Series (2020-2021)

Limited Mediabook Edition Blu-Ray Digibook: $33.71
DVD: $13.39


RLJ Entertainment | 2022 | 87 min | Not Rated
Directed by Joseph Winter

After a backfired stunt so tasteless that even his following was turned off, crash-comedy vlogger Shawn Ruddy (Joseph Winter) thought he could rebound by breaking into a legendary haunted house and livestreaming his night. Between a nutty superfan (Melanie Stone) crashing the party and the very annoyed spirits that don’t appreciate the intrusion, he’ll be questioning whether the likes were worth his life.

  • Audio Commentary with Writers/Directors Vanessa & Joseph Winter, Producer Jared Cook, and Actress Melanie Stone
  • Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • Monsters & Makeup FX: Bringing Deadsteam to Life
  • On the Set of Deadstream
  • Bloopers
  • Daystream: Test Footage and Rehearsals
  • The Cameras & Lighting of Deadstream
  • Sound Designing and Mixing: Deadstream
  • True Scary Stories from the Set of Deadstream


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Fool’s Paradise

Lionsgate Films | 2023 | 97 min | Rated R
Directed by Charlie Day

Fame, fortune, and friendship collide in this hilarious comedic romp that follows a hapless publicist (Ken Jeong) as he exploits a quirky but loveable silent man recently released from a mental health facility (Charlie Day). As the Doppelgänger of a method actor who refuses to leave his trailer, the wordless man is swept up into a fever dream of Hollywood movie stardom as he encounters boozy co-stars, a self-obsessed leading lady, irascible directors, and shallow super agents, brought to life by a star-studded cast that includes Ray Liotta, Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Edie Falco, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and John Malkovich.

  • Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional Enlgish SDH, Spanish, and French subtitles for the main feature


DVD: $14.98

How To Blow Up A Pipeline

Decal Releasing | 2022 | 99 min | Rated R
Directed by Daniel Goldhaber

A crew of young environmental activists execute a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline in this taut and timely thriller that is part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of the climate crisis.

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Love Again

Sony Pictures | 2023 | 104 min | Rated PG-13
Directed by Jim Strouse

What if a random text message led to the love of your life? In this romantic comedy, dealing with the loss of her fiancé, Mira Ray (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) sends a series of romantic texts to his old cell phone number…not realizing the number was reassigned to Rob Burns’ (Sam Heughan) new work phone. A journalist, Rob is captivated by the honesty in the beautifully confessional texts. When he’s assigned to write a profile of megastar Celine Dion (playing herself in her first film role), he enlists her help in figuring out how to meet Mira in person…and win her heart.

  • Finding Love Again
  • 6 Deleted Scenes
  • Optional English, English SDH, French, Spanish subtitles



DVD: $19.98


Universal Studios | 2023 | 120 min | Not Rated
Directed by Ric Roman Waugh

Reuniting with renowned action director Ric Roman Waugh (Angel Has Fallen, Greenland), Butler stars alongside an incredible cast including Navid Negahban (Aladdin, “Homeland”), Ali Fazal (Victoria & Abdul, “Mirzapur”), Tom Rhys Harries (“White Lines”, The Gentlemen), Rebecca Calder (Love Me Do, The Dark Mile), and Travis Fimmel (“Vikings”, Warcraft) in this “unmissable” (Austin Chronicle), high-tech cat-and-mouse thriller. Filled with exhilarating explosions, high-speed chases, and intense combat sequences amidst deadly surroundings set in the Middle East, KANDAHAR delivers non-stop action that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.

Tom Harris (Gerard Butler), an undercover CIA operative, is stuck deep in hostile territory in Afghanistan. After his mission is exposed, he must fight his way out to an extraction point in Kandahar, all while protecting his Afghan translator, avoiding elite enemy forces and relentless foreign spies tasked with hunting them down.

  • Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish



Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD + 3D + BLU-RAY: $34.99
Limited Edition 3D + BLU-RAY: $26.99


Arrow | 2011 | 126 min | Rated PG
Directed by Martin Scorsese

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs this audacious adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award winning novel, a magical, mysterious adventure and an exhilarating ode to cinema itself.

Hugo Cabret is an orphan, living secretly in the walls of a Paris train station, tending to the many clocks, stealing what he needs to survive and hiding from the ruthless station inspector. But his clandestine life and precious secrets are threatened when he is caught thieving by the bitter old man who runs a toy booth at the station, and Hugo’s world becomes enmeshed with that of the shop owner and his bookish granddaughter. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo’s dead father are all connected to a place where dreams are made.

A heartfelt love letter to the magic of moving pictures, Hugo is a triumph of imaginative movie making and a gift for film-lovers everywhere. This epic Arrow Video edition marks the film’s debut on stunning 4K UHD and comes packed with a bounty of new extras.



  • 4K Ultra HD (2160p) debut of the 2D version of the film
  • Includes High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the film in 2D and 3D
  • Double-sided fold-out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet with writing by film critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tommy Pocket


  • 4K Ultra HD (2160p) presentation of the 2D version of the film in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the film in 2D and 3D
  • DTS-HD MA 7.1 and 2.0 audio options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by filmmaker and writer Jon Spira, publisher of The Lost Autobiography of Georges Méliès
  • Theatrical trailer


  • Inventing Hugo Cabret, a new interview with Brian Selznick author and illustrator of the original novel on which the film is based
  • Capturing Dreams, a new interview with director of photography Robert Richardson
  • The Music of Dreams, a new interview with composer Howard Shore
  • Ian Christie on Hugo, a new interview with the acclaimed film historian and editor of Scorsese on Scorsese
  • Secret Machines: Hugo and Film Preservation, a new visual essay by filmmaker and critic Scout Tafoya
  • Creating New Worlds, a new featurette in which French film historian and author Julien Dupuy examines the life and the legacy of Georges Melies and his impact on cinema and special effects
  • Papa Georges Made Movies, a new featurette in which film critic and historian Pamela Hutchinson explores the days of early cinema
  • Melies at the time of Hugo, a new a visual essay by filmmaker and writer Jon Spira
  • Five archival featurettes on the making of the film – Shoot the Moon: The Making of Hugo, The Cinemagician: Georges Meliés, The Mechanical Man at the Heart of Hugo, Big Effects, Small Scale and Sacha Baron Cohen: Role of a Lifetime

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Les Miserables

Universal Studios | 2012 | 158 min | Rated PG-13
Directed by Tom Hooper

Hugh Jackman and Academy Award® winners Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this critically-acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenon. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman), hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe), after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. This enthralling story is a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit and “an unforgettable experience” (Richard Roeper,

  • Audio Commentary with Director Tom Hooper
  • The Stars of Les Misérables
  • The West End Connection
  • Les Misérables on Location
  • Creating the Perfect Paris
  • Battle at the Barricade
  • Les Misérables Singing Live
  • Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables
  • Optional English SDH, Spanish, French, Complex Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, and Swedish subtitles for the main feature

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4K ULTRA HD + BLU-RAY: $26.57
BLU-RAY: $16.59

To Live And Die In L.A.

Kino Lorber | 1985 | 116 min | Rated R
Directed by William Friedkin

William Petersen (Manhunter, TV’s CSI) and Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Mississippi Burning) face off in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this riveting action-thriller directed by cinema legend William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer). Full of style and grit, this raw tale of corruption and revenge boasts one of the most harrowing car chases ever caught on film and a shockingly explosive ending. Federal agent Richard Chance (Petersen) has a score to settle, and he’s through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter (Dafoe) by any means necessary. But as the stakes grow higher, will Chance’s dark obsession with vengeance destroy him? The ultimate ’80s neo-noir, To Live and Die in L.A. features John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Darlanne Fluegel and Dean Stockwell, with cinematography by Robby Müller (Paris, Texas) that captures the City of Angels from the trendy elegance of Rodeo Drive to the seedy, neon glow of Hollywood.


DISC 1 (4KUHD): 

  • Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision Master – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative 
  • Audio Commentary by Director William Friedkin 
  • 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio 
  • Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc 
  • Optional English Subtitles 


  • Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative 
  • Audio Commentary by Director William Friedkin 
  • TAKING A CHANCE: Interview with Actor William Petersen (20:41) 
  • RENAISSANCE WOMAN IN L.A.: Interview with Actress Debra Feuer (14:55) 
  • DOCTOR FOR A DAY: Interview with Actor Dwier Brown (8:52) 
  • SO IN PHASE – SCORING TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: Interview with Composers Wang Chung (12:43) 
  • WRONG WAY – THE STUNTS OF TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: Interview with Stunt Coordinator Buddy Joe Hooker (35:38) 
  • Deleted Scene and Alternate Ending with Introductions (13:06) 
  • Radio Spot
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio 
  • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc 
  • Optional English Subtitles


BLU-RAY: $16.59

52 Pick-Up

Kino Lorber | 1986 | 110 min | Not Rated
Directed by John Frankenheimer

Greed! Extortion! Revenge! Based on the explosive bestseller by the great American crime writer, Elmore Leonard (Out of Sight), and with top-notch direction by legendary filmmaker John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin), 52 Pick-Up evokes the chilling reminder that if you have a lot, you have a lot to lose. Life is good for Los Angeles entrepreneur Harry Mitchell (Roy Scheider, The Seven-Ups, Jaws)—great business, beautiful home and gorgeous wife (Ann-Margret, Viva Las Vegas, Carnal Knowledge). Just when Harry thinks he’ll land a seat on the city council, his life suddenly spins out of control when a trio of pornographers, led by the ruthless Alan Raimy (John Glover, Masquerade), shows up with a videotape of Harry in bed with his mistress (Kelly Preston, The Experts). And when Harry goes on the offensive and tries to pit one blackmailer against the other, the tension mounts—as does the possibility of murder. The stacked cast also features Vanity (Neon City), Clarence Williams III (Reindeer Games) and Doug McClure (At the Earth’s Core).

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmakers/Historians Steve Mitchell and Edwin Samuelson
  • Isolated Music Track: Featuring an Audio Interview with Composer Gary Chang
  • TV Spots & Theatrical Trailer
  • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
  • Optional English Subtitles


Audie Murphy Collection II

(Sierra / Kansas Raiders / Destry)

Kino Lorber | 1950-1954 | 3 Movies | 250 min | Not Rated
Directed by Alfred E. Green & Ray Enright

This collection features three western 1950s classics, starring screen legend Audie Murphy.

SIERRA (1950)

Adventure… Raging to the Very Peaks of Excitement! Ring Hassard (Audie Murphy, Ride a Crooked Trail) and his father Jeff (Dean Jagger, Rawhide) live in a hidden mountain valley where they capture and tame wild horses. When Ring comes to the rescue of Riley Martin (Wanda Hendrix, Prince of Foxes), a lawyer who has lost her way on the trail, it leads to a romance between them—but also opens an investigation into Jeff’s shadowy past. Even more trouble comes when they encounter a gang of horse thieves led by the dastardly Big Matt Rango (Richard Rober, Jet Pilot). Directed by Alfred E. Green (Four Faces West) in dazzling Technicolor, Sierra features a villainous early role for Tony Curtis (Son of Ali Baba) and a jolly performance by Burl Ives (The Big Country), who performs several frontier ballads. And Hendrix, who was married to Murphy at the time, makes a fierce and fetching heroine.


The Furious, Fighting Story of Quantrill’s Guerrillas! During the Civil War, young Jesse James (Audie Murphy, The Duel at Silver Creek), his brother Frank (Richard Long, The Stranger) and their soon-to-be-legendary gang ride into Kansas on the trail of Colonel William Quantrill (Brian Donlevy, Canyon Passage). Seeking revenge against the Union, Jesse wants to join Quantrill’s Raiders, who are plotting to claim Kansas for the Confederacy. The more time Jesse spends with Quantrill, however, the more he realizes that the colonel isn’t a hero fighting for the South, but a bushwhacking madman. Directed by Ray Enright (The Spoilers), Kansas Raiders blazes with bold Technicolor and brilliant supporting performances by Marguerite Chapman (The Amazing Transparent Man), Scott Brady (Undertow), Tony Curtis (Flesh and Fury), Richard Arlen (Thunderbolt), James Best (Seminole) and Dewey Martin (The Big Sky).

DESTRY (1954)

The Classic Story of the West! Ruthless gambler Decker (Lyle Bettger, All I Desire) and his cronies are causing unrest in the sleepy frontier town of Restful. After the local sheriff dies under mysterious circumstances, Decker arranges to have the town drunk (Thomas Mitchell, Stagecoach) appointed sheriff, thinking he will be easily controlled. But the new sheriff sends for Tom Destry (Audie Murphy, No Name on the Bullet), son of a famous two-fisted lawman, to be his deputy. When Tom arrives, he isn’t exactly the swaggering hero the sheriff had in mind. In fact, Destry doesn’t even carry a gun. But the new deputy’s mild exterior masks a wild determination to see justice done, as Decker and the other locals soon discover. Directed by George Marshall (When the Daltons Rode), Destry is a glorious Technicolor retelling of Marshall’s own 1939 gem, Destry Rides Again, starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart.

  • NEW Audio Commentary for SIERRA by Film Historian Toby Roan
  • NEW Audio Commentary for KANSAS RAIDERS by Author/Screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner and Film Historian Henry Parke
  • NEW Audio Commentary for DESTRY by Film Critic/Author Lee Gambin and Actor/Film Historian Gary Frank
  • Theatrical Trailers (All Three Films)
  • Optional English Subtitles

BLU-RAY: $19.99

Big Time Gambling Boss

Radiance Films | 1968 | 95 min | Not Rated
Directed by Kôsaku Yamashita

Tokyo, 1934. Gang boss Arakawa is too ill and a successor must be named. The choice falls on Nakai, but being an outsider he refuses and suggests senior clansman Matsuda instead. But Matsuda is in jail and the elders won’t wait for his release, so they appoint the younger and more malleable Ishido to take the reins. Clan honour and loyalties are severely tested when Matsuda is released, resulting in an increasingly violent internal strife. An atmospheric tale of gangland intrigue written by Kazuo Kasahara (Battles Without Honour and Humanity) and starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, (Lone Wolf and Cub, The Bounty Hunter Trilogy) and genre legend Koji Tsuruta, Big Time Gambling Boss is one of the all-time classics of the yakuza genre. Paul Schrader called it the richest and most complex film of its type, while novelist Yukio Mishima hailed it as a masterpiece. Radiance Films is proud to present this crucial re-discovery for the first time ever on Blu-ray.

  • High Definition digital transfer of the film
  • Original LPCM audio
  • Serial Gambling: A video essay by Chris D., author of Gun and Sword: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Gangster Films 1955-1980, on Big Time Gambling Boss’s origins in the Toei studio’s serialized yakuza movie production and what sets the film apart (2022)
  • Ninkyo 101: In this video essay, Mark Schilling, author of The Yakuza Movie Book, delves into the history and impact of the classical style of yakuza film, the ninkyo eiga or “chivalry films” (2022)
  • Gallery of original promotional stills
  • Trailer

BLU-RAY: $19.99

End of the World

Kino Lorber | 1931 | 105 min | Not Rated
Directed by Abel Gance

End of the World is director Abel Gance’s (Napoleon) first sound film, and France’s first all-talking feature. It is a multi-million-dollar super-production depicting an approaching apocalypse. Following the discovery of a comet heading straight for the Earth, a scientist, helped by his brother, manages to unify all the nations of the world and have a Universal Republic proclaimed.

  • On the Trail of a Dream: Interviews About the Film with Laurent Véray, Serge Bromberg, Christophe Gauthier and Léon Rousseau
  • Trailer

BLU-RAY: $16.59


Kino Lorber | 1980 | 121 min | Rated PG
Directed by John Cassavetes

The brilliant Gena Rowlands (Lonely Are the Brave, A Woman Under the Influence, Opening Night) gives an Oscar-nominated performance (Best Actress, 1980) as an ex-gun moll and showgirl suddenly forced to protect a six-year-old kid in Gloria. Pioneering director and Rowlands’ partner, John Cassavetes (Faces, Husbands), known for his unique approach to filmmaking, creates a powerful, tension-filled story. An accountant (Buck Henry, Heaven Can Wait) is in possession of a ledger which could put a number of mob bosses behind bars for a long time. Before he is killed, however, he manages to entrust the ledger and his son to a neighbor, Gloria, for protection. Gloria reluctantly takes the kid on the run while keeping the mob at bay, sometimes at the point of a gun. Finally, tired of running, she decides to confront them head on!

  • Two Theatrical Trailers
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
  • Optional English Subtitles

BLU-RAY: $22.99

The Iron Prefect

Radiance Films | 1977 | 118 min | Not Rated
Directed by Pasquale Squitieri

Based on the true story of the Iron Prefect, Cesare Mori, who was sent to Sicily for an Eliot Ness-in-The Untouchables style clean up of the mafia. Mori approaches organised crime on the island with uncompromising force even in the face of mass murders designed to scare him off. Pasquale Squitieri (The Climber) directs this stunning period piece which won the David di Donatello award for best film and features spaghetti western icon Giuliano Gemma brilliantly playing against type as the titular hero, winning him an award for his performance at the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Alongside Gemma are the cream of international film from the period with co-stars Claudia Cardinale (The Day of the Owl) and Francisco Rabal (Sorcerer), the key surveyor of Italy’s civic cinema screenwriter Ugo Pirro (The Working Class Goes to Heaven) and legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in America).

  • 2K RESTORATION from the original negative presented with Italian and English audio options
  • Uncompressed mono PCM audio
  • Archival interview with director Pasquale Squitieri and star Giuliano Gemma (2009)
  • New interview with Squitieri biographer Domenico Monetti (2023)
  • New appreciation of Giuliano Gemma and the film by filmmaker Alex Cox (2023)
  • Original trailer
  • New and improved English subtitles for Italian audio and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for English audio
  • Reversible sleeve featuring designs based on original posters
  • Limited edition booklet featuring new writing by Italian cinema expert Guido Bonsaver and an original article on the real-life Cesare Mori and his Mafia raid as depicted within the film
  • Limited edition of 2000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings

BLU-RAY: $19.99

Land of the Pharaohs


Warner Bros. | 1955 | 104 min | Not Rated
Directed by Howard Hawks

Director Howard Hawks, who worked brilliantly in virtually every genre, shows his mastery of the large-scale epic with this gigantic production filmed on location in Egypt. Thousands of extras (9,787 in one scene alone!), magnificently detailed sets (including the pyramid’s inner labyrinth, booby-trapped so no one can learn its secrets and live) and vast desert vistas fill the screen and astonish the eye. There are also human-scaled stories. Of the Pharaoh (Jack Hawkins) who orders the pyramid as his tomb, dooming untold numbers to unending toil. Of the architect (James Robertson Justice) designing it to earn his people’s freedom. Of the slaves constructing it of blood and sinew. And a beautiful queen (Joan Collins) whose greed leads to murder- and a stunning revenge!

  • Audio Commentary by Director Peter Bogdanovich (with archival interview comments by Howard Hawks)
  • Classic Warner Bros. Cartoon SAHARA HARE (HD)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

BLU-RAY: $21.98


Kino Lorber | 1924 | 90 min | Not Rated
Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Danish film master Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Michael is a mature and visually elegant period romance that remains one of the earliest and most compassionate overtly gay-themed films in movie history. Based upon Herman Bang’s 1902 novel, Dreyer’s Michael refashions the classical Greek myth of Jupiter and Ganymede into a love triangle between an aging artist, Zoret (director Benjamin Christensen), his protagonist Michael (Walter Slezak, Lifeboat) and Princess Zamikoff (Nora Gregor, Rules of the Game), an aristocratic femme fatale as entranced by Michael’s youthful beauty as Zoret is. Co-written by Fritz Lang’s wife and collaborator Thea von Harbou (M, Metropolis), this intimate and compelling film possesses a bold level of emotional detail and depicts the twilight of a male-male romance with unusual daring and subtlety.

  • BRAND NEW 2K RESTORATION of the film
  • Score by Pierre Oser (piano, clarinet, cello) presented in uncompressed LPCM stereo
  • Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles
  • Full-length audio commentary by Dreyer scholar, Casper Tybjerg
  • An exclusive video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
  • An illustrated audio interview with Dreyer from 1965
  • A collector s booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp; a reprint of Tom Milne s The World Inside Me from 1971; Jean Renoir s 1968 tribute, Dreyer s Sin; a translation of the original 1924 Danish programme; a reprint of Nick Wrigley s essay from the film s 80th anniversary DVD release; and a selection of archival imagery.

BLU-RAY: $16.59

Nevada Smith

Kino Lorber | 1966 | 139 min | Not Rated
Directed by Henry Hathaway

Half-breed Max Sand (Steve McQueen) witnesses the brutal murder of his parents and vows to track down and kill the gang of men who did it. On his quest, he meets Jonas Cord (Brian Keith), a gunsmith who unsuccessfully tries to persuade Max to give up his vendetta. Instead, Cord teaches Sand how to shoot, and the young avenger uses that skill as he tracks down the killers one by one, a bloody journey that takes young Sand, now calling himself Nevada Smith, to Louisiana and back out West.

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Number One With A Bullet

Kino Lorber | 1987 | 103 min | Rated R
Directed by Jack Smight

Detectives Barzak (Robert Carradine) and Hazeltine (Billy Dee Williams) are trying their hardest to bring down a drug ring, but they’re meeting with trouble at every turn, which leads the officers to suspect a mole in their midst. When the detectives are dissuaded by their superiors from following a lead about the man behind the whole operation, Barzak and Hazeltine are forced to find the truth on their own without the support of their department.

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Persian Lessons

Cohen Media Group | 2020 | 128 min | Not Rated
Directed by Vadim Perelman

Occupied France, 1942. Gilles (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) is arrested by SS soldiers alongside other Jews and sent to a camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids sudden execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but Gilles gets assigned a life-or-death mission: to teach Farsi to Head of Camp Koch (Lars Eidinger), who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Through an ingenious trick, Gilles manages to survive by inventing words of “Farsi” every day and teaching them to Koch. The particular relationship between the two men sparks the jealousy of other prisoners and SS guards towards Gilles. And while the suspicions of Koch grow every day, Gilles understands that he will not be able to keep his secret very long…

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