by Malakie Peters
New Release Tuesday! Starring Spider-Man, Joaquin Phoenix, Robocop, Frankenstein, Chucky, Seattle, and a giant octopus.
AMERICAN FLYERS (1985) (BLU-RAY)
Kevin Costner and David Grant star as brothers struggling to win a world-class cycling competition and regain the respect and affection they once shared. The painful events surrounding their father’s death have caused a rift. To bridge the gap, both enter the Hell of the West, a grueling race through the Rocky Mountains. While training and racing together, each confronts the fear that the congenital ailment that struck down their father could suddenly strike one of them.
CHUCKY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (2021) (BLU-RAY, DVD)
The notorious Chucky slashes his way to television in a killer new series written and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, who penned the iconic film franchise. After teenage loner Jake Wheeler discovers a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll at a suburban yard sale, a quiet American town soon erupts into mayhem as a blood-chilling murder spree begins to spill everyone’s deepest and darkest secrets. While Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif) unleashes havoc, familiar faces from his past return and threaten to reveal his shadowy origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became the legendary murderous doll.
C’MON C’MON (2021) (BLU-RAY, DVD)
Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.
FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS (2021) (BLU-RAY)
In 1931 Berlin, Jakob Fabian works in a cigarette factory by day and drifts through bars, brothels and art studios by night. When Fabian meets the beautiful and confident Cornelia, he manages to shed his pessimistic attitude and fall in love. Not long after, he loses his job and plunges back into a depression while Cornelia’s career as an actress begins to take off thanks to her wealthy boss and admirer.
FANDANGO (1985) (BLU-RAY)
Originally a student film made while director Kevin Reynolds studied at USC, Fandango stars Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, and Sam Robards as college students from 1971 Texas who embark on one last road trip together before facing the perils of adulthood, including graduation, marriage, and the draft for the Vietnam War.
KIMI (2022) (DVD)
A tech worker with agoraphobia discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime, but is met with resistance when she tries to report it. Seeking justice, she must do the thing she fears the most: she must leave her apartment.
LAST LOOKS (2021) (BLU-RAY, DVD)
A disgraced ex-cop seeks solace by moving to the woods, but his quiet life comes to an end when a private eye recruits him to investigate a murder.
MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (1994) (4K UHD, BLU-RAY)
At the turn of the 19th century, visionary scientist Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh) embarks on an obsessive quest to conquer the mysteries of human mortality. But his hubristic bid to create life out of death goes hideously wrong, and succeeds only in begetting a deformed monster (Robert De Niro). Horrified by what he has wrought, the scientist attempts to destroy his creation, but fails. Rejected by his creator and shunned by the world of man, the tormented creature swears vengeance against Frankenstein and his family. As the monster begins to enact his murderous revenge, Victor must face a terrible reckoning with the tragic consequences of attempting to play God.
NEW YEAR’S EVIL (1980) (BLU-RAY)
Lonely women on New Year’s Eve become easy prey for a misogynistic maniac whose resolution is to kill!
THE NOVICE (2021) (DVD)
A college freshman joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost.
ROBOCOP [LIMITED EDITION] (1987) (4K UHD)
Set in Detroit in the not-too-distant future, heroic cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is gunned down in the line of duty, only to be resurrected as RoboCop – a cybernetic mix of spare human parts and Motor City steel, and the latest defense against crime designed by the all-powerful OCP Corporation. As RoboCop’s memories of his former life as Murphy resurface, only his ex-partner (Nancy Allen) stands beside him to fight against the vicious thugs responsible for his death, as well as a nefarious top-level OCP executive orchestrating the chaos from above.
SERVANTS (2020) (DVD)
In Czechoslovakia, 1980, the totalitarian Communist regime demands allegiance from all its subjects, including the clergy. Servants follows Michal and Juraj, two conflicted novitiates whose seminary is under increasing pressure by the Party to mold its students into satisfactory citizens. With the school on the brink of dissolution, and its head priest a target for blackmail, Michal and Juraj will have to choose between collaborating with the government as informants, or becoming targets of the secret police.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021) (4K + BLU-RAY, BD/DVD)
With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
SPIRITWALKER (2021) (DVD)
Unable to remember anything about his life, a man begins regaining consciousness in a new body every 12 hours. Now, he must piece together his identity, all while evading attacks from pursuing agents and dangerous criminals alike.
TENTACLES (1977) (BLU-RAY)
A marine biologist uses his trained killer whales to rid the California coast of a giant octopus.
WALKER (1987) (BLU-RAY)
A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Walker, from director Alex Cox, tells the story of nineteenth-century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who abandoned a series of careers in law, politics, journalism, and medicine to become a soldier of fortune and, for many months, the dictator of Nicaragua.
WARHUNT (2022) (DVD)
A military commander (Mickey Rourke) dispatches an elite team of American soldiers on a deadly rescue mission after a WWII plane crashes. Trapped behind enemy lines in Germany’s Black Forest, the men are confronted by a coven of witches.