New Releases for April 4!

It’s New Release Tuesday!


Screen great Joel McCrea (Union Pacific, Ride the High Country) and the dazzling Yvonne De Carlo (Tomahawk, TV’s The Munsters) have a date with destiny in the powder-keg of the West, beyond the Border River. Desperately hoping to turn the tide of the Civil War, Confederate soldier Clete Mattson (McCrea) steals $2 million in gold bars from the Union and heads for the Mexican border town of Zona Libre, where he hopes to buy munitions and supplies. With Yankee troops in hot pursuit, Clete soon discovers he might be in a worse situation with a greedy despot (Pedro Armendáriz, 3 Godfathers), crooked businessmen and other shady characters intent on double-crossing him. Directed by action-adventure ace George Sherman (Larceny, The Comancheros) in glorious Technicolor. (BLU-RAY)


In this delightful comedy romp, Jon Hamm stars as the roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch, who becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit – from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend. Crime, in fact, has never been this disorganized. (BLU-RAY and DVD)


His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won’t – or can’t – bend to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. A cast of fine character actors, including George Kennedy in his Oscar-winning role of Dragline and the indelible Jo Van Fleet as Luke’s mother, give Newman solid support. And Strother Martin is the Captain who taunts Luke with the now-legendary line, “What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate”. No failure here. With rich humor and vibrant storytelling power, Cool Hand Luke succeeds resoundingly. (BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)


Directed by the illustrious William Wyler (The Good Fairy, Detective Story, The Big Country, Ben-Hur), the briskly paced Counsellor at Law is often cited as the best film to ever tackle the intricacies and pitfalls of the legal profession. George Simon (Hollywood legend John Barrymore, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) is a successful attorney, climbing from a Jewish ghetto to elegant Art Deco offices in the Empire State Building. After allowing one of his former clients to commit perjury to win a case, George realizes he could be disbarred. The scandal convinces his wife to run away to Europe with another man, leaving George shattered and desperate to find out who his true friends really are. Flavored with social commentary and wry humor, Counsellor at Law is an exceptional example of the hard-boiled dramas that defined the Pre-Code cinema of the early 1930s. Co-starring Melvyn Douglas (Angel). (BLU-RAY)


King Richard of England (Henry Wilcoxon) has no desire to marry the awful Princess Alice of France (Katherine DeMille). The Third Crusade offers him a good excuse to flee, so he sets off with his knights on a long journey to the Holy Land. When supplies diminish, Richard marries Princess Berengaria of Navarre (Loretta Young) in exchange for food from her father. Nearing their destination, Berengaria is captured by Saladin, Sultan of Islam (Ian Keith), whom Richard is determined to destroy. (BLU-RAY)


Hollywood great John Agar (Sands of Iwo Jima, Shield for Murder) stars as Joe, a death row inmate with one final request before his impending hanging: to spend the night with a woman. The police bring him a down-on-her-luck former “waitress” named Dora, played by femme fatale extraordinaire Cleo Moore (On Dangerous Ground, The Other Woman). At first these two tormented souls meet with disdain, but soon gain each other’s respect. After a night of raw and unexpected passion, Joe informs Dora that, with her love, he will not be afraid to die. The nihilistic noir two-hander Hold Back Tomorrow comes written, produced and directed by Czech star and cult auteur, Hugo Haas (The Girl on the Bridge, Bait). (BLU-RAY)

HUNTERS, THE: SEASON 1 & 2 (2018) 

Rolf Lassgard stars as a retired Stockholm cop drawn into a mystery in Sweden’s far north. (DVD)


To prevent his inheritance from going to his greedy family, a steel tycoon (Richard Bennett) chooses eight random strangers and gives them each $1 million. Among those chosen are an entertainer (W.C. Fields) who uses the money to clear bad drivers from the road, a Marine (Gary Cooper) who believes the check is an April Fool’s Day prank, and an office clerk (Charles Laughton) who finally sees an opportunity to quit his job. The unexpected windfalls bring joy — or tragedy — to the recipients. Segments directed by James Cruze (The Great Gabbo), H. Bruce Humberstone (I Wake Up Screaming), Ernst Lubitsch (Broken Lullaby), Norman Z. McLeod (It’s a Gift), Lothar Mendes (The Man Who Could Work Miracles), Stephen Roberts (The Story of Temple Drake), William A. Seiter (Hot Saturday) & Norman Taurog (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). (BLU-RAY)

JUNIPER (2021)

Ruth (Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling) is a worldly former war correspondent now bored in retirement with a drinking problem and a newly fractured leg. Sam (George Ferrier) is her unruly grandson, recently kicked out of boarding school and grieving the death of his mother. When the two are brought together under the same roof, they form an unexpected bond. (DVD)


A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why – and who’ll take the fall for his pertner’s murder. An all-star cast (including Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in this crackling mystery masterwork written for the screen (from Dashiell Hammett’s novel) and directed by John Huston. This nominee for 3 Academy Awards Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Greenstreet) and Screenplay (Huston) – catapulted Bogart to stardom and launched Huston’s directorial career. All with a bird and a bang! (BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)

MEET CUTE (2022)

When Sheila and Gary meet, it’s love at first sight. Turns out, their magical date wasn’t fate at all: Sheila’s got a time traveling tanning bed hidden inside a nail salon, and they’ve been falling in love over and over again. But when the perfect night is never quite enough, Sheila travels to Gary’s past to change him into the perfect man. (DVD)


Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is a tough ex-cop turned bounty hunter. Jonathan “The Duke” Mardukas (Charles Grodin) is a sensitive accountant who embezzled $15 million from the Mob, gave it to charity and then jumped bail. Jack’s in for a cool $100,000 if he can deliver The Duke from New York to L.A. on time…and alive. Sounds like just another Midnight Run (a piece of cake in bounty hunter slang), but it turns into a cross-country chase. The FBI is after The Duke to testify. The Mob is after him for revenge and Walsh is after him to just shut up. If someone else doesn’t do the job, the two unlikely partners may end up killing each other in this hilarious, action-filled ride from producer-director Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop). (BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)

ORGAZMO (1998)

oe Young (Trey Parker) is a devout Mormon visiting Hollywood to convert the unenlightened. While spreading the word, Joe is offered $20,000 to play Captain Orgazmo in a porn director’s film. Mindful of the financial burdens of his upcoming wedding, Joe reluctantly accepts the role, not certain of what he’s in for! Written, directed and starring SOUTH PARK co-creator Trey Parker and featuring his SOUTH PARK partner Matt Stone, this hilarious send-up of the porn industry will have you laughing long after the credits roll. (BLU-RAY)


Richard Basehart (He Walked by Night) stars as Larry Nelson, paroled from prison after serving nearly half of his thirty-year sentence. Larry is determined to not fall into the clutches of the law again and takes a quiet job at a country sanitarium. There he meets and falls for a gold-digging nurse, Charlotte Maynard (Marilyn Maxwell, Race Street), and he knows the only way to enter her web is to make a lot of fast money. So when Larry learns that the sanitarium is a front for a robbery syndicate, he soon finds himself a clay pigeon for the gang. Meanwhile, sweet-and-wholesome nurse Ann Taylor (Dorothy Hart, Undertow) does her best to help Larry out of the unpleasant situation. Also starring Swedish sensation Signe Hasso (The House on 92nd Street), Outside the Wall is a classic noir story of an ex-con’s struggle to go straight. (BLU-RAY)


A traveling party of royals from central Europe arrives in England in 1911, as the host country prepares to celebrate the coronation of a new king. But when the visiting Regent (Laurence Olivier) goes to a musical theater, his attraction to American performer Elsie (Marilyn Monroe) makes it hard to stay focused. Soon, Elsie learns of a potential coup in the Regent’s home country, and it’s up to her to smooth things out — or watch as the nation hurtles toward instability. (BLU-RAY)


The final season of Sanditon continues the story of our high-spirited heroine, Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams), and her friend Georgiana Lambe (Crystal Clarke). What adventures, scandals, intrigue and above all else—romance—await our favorite characters? (DVD)


Serial star Buster Crabbe (Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Tarzan the Fearless) and the great Ida Lupino (Road House, Woman in Hiding) star in Search for Beauty, a romantic Pre-Code comedy about two amorous Olympic athletes (he a swimmer; she a diver) brought in to run a health-and-beauty magazine. Don (Crabbe) and Barbara (Lupino) are really excited about their new venture, but they are completely unaware that the owners of the magazine are con artists who have different plans for the publication’s future as a salacious “skin” rag. In the process of finding a way to resist the conspirators’ schemes, Don and Barbara must fight to keep their relationship together. Get ready for laughs, romance and extraordinary dance sequences worthy of a golden medal! Delightfully directed by Erle C. Kenton (Island of Lost Souls, You’re Telling Me) and co-starring Robert Armstrong (King Kong) and James Gleason (Here Comes Mr. Jordan). (BLU-RAY)


Kids say the foulest-and funniest-things in Comedy Central’s off-the-wall, “adults only” animated series that quickly became a cult favorite. Join good-natured Stan Marsh, brainy Kyle Broflovski, big-boned miscreant Eric Cartman, and born-to-die Kenny McCormick as they struggle with grade-school life in the twisted town of South Park, Colorado. (DVD)


Office drone Maria Barbizan leads what looks like a meaningless life. She’s lonely, and she doesn’t really exist, at her job or within her family. One day, she does everything we’ve all dreamed of – she throws her purse and old life in the trash, and joins an enigmatic contest to win… a car. Locked in a room with four strangers, each more eccentric than the next, she must go through a series of challenges – a “competition to probe the very essence of mind-body articulation”, lead by Homunculus, an intriguing and curious host. (DVD)


Captain Jean-Luc Picard leads the newly commissioned USS Enterprise E in a fight against the Borg, who go back in time to “assimilate” Earth by preventing the first warp space flight by Zefram Cochrane. (BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)


Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D become ensnared in the deadly plan of a madman, Soran, as he plots to destroy an entire planet to summon the energy ribbon known as the Nexus. In an explosive battle, Picard is thrown in the Nexus and comes face-to-face with Captain Kirk, who has been trapped for decades. Facing powerful enemies at every turn, Kirk and Picard must come together in a heart -stopping series of events to prevent to genocide of an entire planet.


While observing the tranquil Ba’ku, Data violently malfunctions and the Starfleet sends for Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew to retrieve him. When Picard uncovers a plot by members of Starfleet to takeover the Ba’ku’s planet and do away with the entire race, he must stand against Starfleet to save this peaceful people. (BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)


Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E face off against a clone of Picard named Shinzon who rules the planet Remus. The dying Shinzon needs Picard’s genetic material to survive but his attempt to kidnap Picard fails, setting the stage for an all-out battle for control of the universe. The crew will take a stand. Characters will die. but the spirit of the Enterprise will live on forever. (BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)

SUMURUN (1920)

Originally released under the title One Arabian Night, Sumurun was among Lubitsch’s early triumphs and helped secure his invitation to Hollywood. This exotic spectacle stars Jenny Hasselqvist (The Saga of Gosta Berling) as Sumurun, a rebellious member of a harem who has committed the greatest of sins: she has rejected the old sheikh (Paul Wegener, The Golem) and fallen in love with a charming cloth merchant. Pola Negri co-stars as a traveling dancer who is drawn to both the harem and to the sheikh’s handsome son, and Lubitsch himself appears as a hunchbacked clown in love with the dancer. Sumurun was based on a pantomime that had been a popular success for Lubitsch’s mentor, theater director Max Reinhardt. The New York Times labeled the film “an exceptional production,” and film historian Lewis Jacobs wrote that Sumurun “not only revealed Lubitsch as an ingenious director of comedy, but introduced a risqué wit that killed the heavy-handed American sex and style displays.” (BLU-RAY)


Directed by action-adventure ace George Sherman (Against All Flags, Big Jake), Tomahawk stars screen great Van Heflin (Shane, Wings of the Hawk) as the legendary mountaineer and Native American sympathizer, Jim Bridger. When the U.S. government decides to build a wagon route to Montana’s gold in 1866, they must run through the middle of the Sioux hunting grounds. Bridger fights for justice and territorial rights for the Sioux, which leads to a full-scale conflict with the cavalry.

This Technicolor classic boasts superb scenery, grand-scale action and a strong supporting cast, with Yvonne De Carlo (Border River, Buccaneer’s Girl) as a wagon-show singer, Alex Nicol (The Redhead from Wyoming) as a prejudiced lieutenant, Preston Foster (I Shot Jesse James) and Rock Hudson (The Last Sunset) as other members of the cavalry, and Susan Cabot (The Duel at Silver Creek) as Bridger’s traveling companion. (BLU-RAY)


Best known for fright fare such as House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler and Let’s Kill Uncle, cult director William Castle turns his lens on guns and gangsters for the film noir gem Undertow. Scott Brady (I Was a Shoplifter) stars as Tony Reagan, a gambler just out of wartime military service. No longer interested in wagers and speculations, Reagan wants only to open up a mountain vacation lodge. Before this can take place, however, he is framed for murder and forced to go on the run from both the police and the unknown killers. Dorothy Hart (Larceny) and Peggy Dow (Shakedown) play the love interests in this serpentine tale of mob-and-moll double-crosses, with John Russell (Yellow Sky), Bruce Bennett (Mildred Pierce) and future star Rock Hudson (The Tarnished Angels) in his second film appearance. (BLU-RAY)

VOGUES OF 1938 (1937)

For the first time on home video comes an engaging Technicolor musical comedy with a romance set against the background of Fifth Avenue fashion!

Debutante Wendy Van Klettering (Joan Bennett) is being forced into a loveless marriage to wealthy Henry Morgan (Alan Mowbray) for the purpose of restoring the family’s sagging financial outlook. But on the “big day”, she jilts Morgan and escapes the media mob with a little help from fashion designer George Curson (Warner Baxter).

Owner of the prestigiously stylish House of Curzon, George has “designs” of his own on Wendy and hires her to model, gambling that her “”runaway bride”” notoriety will give his establishment a much-needed publicity boost. Romance soon starts to blossom between George and Wendy, particularly once George’s wife Mary (Helen Vinson) neglects him because she’s set her sights on a stage career.

Directed by Irving Cummings from a screenplay penned by Bella and Samuel Spewack, Wanger assembled a top-notch cast for Vogues including Mischa Auer, Jerome Cowan, Alma Kruger, Marjorie Gateson, Hedda Hopper and Penny Singleton (later known to millions as “Blondie” and still being billed as “Dorothy McNulty”). (DVD)

WAR TRAP (2022)

During the Second World War, following an ambush carried out in a fort by German troops, Eugène, an Allied soldier, finds himself trapped underground. Now fighting for his survival, his destiny will play out alongside that of another survivor. Both will try to find the resources to extricate themselves from certain death. They are unaware that terrible battles await them outside.(DVD)

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