by Malakie Peters
It’s New Release Tuesday! James Bond, the Jurassics Park in 4K, Juggalos, Sopranos, tons and tons of catalog blu-rays, and lots more!
AMERICAN MASTERS: AMY TAN: UNINTENDED MEMOIR (2021) (DVD)
In 1989, Amy Tan’s first novel, The Joy Luck Club, was published to great commercial and critical success. With the blockbuster film adaption that followed, as well as additional novels, a libretto, short stories, and memoirs, Ms. Tan has firmly established herself as one of the most prominent and respected American literary voices working today.
THE AUSCHWITZ REPORT (2021) (DVD)
When two young Slovak Jewish men finally manage to escape the Auschwitz concentration camp, they compile a detailed report about the systematic genocide at the camp. However, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their account seems to be too harrowing to believe.
THE BEAST (1970) / THOU SHALT NOT KILL (1969) (DVD)
A Steven Tedd double feature! In The Beast, a sex-crazed bandit (Klaus Kinski) cuts a violent path across the frontier. In Thou Shalt Not Kill, after robbing a bank, several bandits arrive at an inn in the desert where they kill or take all present captive. When their stolen wealth disappears, the bandits begin to accuse each other of hiding the stolen money and soon the killing begins…
BLUE BAYOU (2021) (DVD)
From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon and inspired by true events, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and stepdad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
CENSOR (2021) (BLU-RAY)
Enid Baines, a film screener at the BBFC, has earned an unsavory reputation for being the organization’s strictest censor of violent films. Unexpectedly, Enid is contacted by Frederick North, a notorious director of exceptionally brutal, low budget horror movies, who has requested that she personally review his work for classification. While viewing one of North’s films, Enid is struck by its narrative similarities to the disappearance of her own sister years earlier. But when she finds another of North’s films which stars a woman who bares a striking resemblance to her sister, Enid’s life begins spiraling out of control, sending her on a mysterious and terrifying journey into the dark and violent recesses of her past.
CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER (2019) (DVD)
After twenty years apart, sisters Elizabeth and Alma attempt to reconnect with their friend Wesley, who may or may not be a vampire.
CREATURE (1985) (BLU-RAY)
It’s been sleeping peacefully for 2000 centuries… until now! A team of American scientists land on Saturn’s moon Titan to find their competing German counterparts mysteriously slaughtered. Now, one by one, the remaining scientists are hunted by an alien creature that can control its undead victims.
DEATH OF NINTENDO (2020) (DVD)
It was the spring of ’91 in Manila, and the power blackouts stemming from earthquake season meant that kids had to find something besides video gaming to fill the days. A trio of 13-year-old pals were busy coming up with alternatives – including a journey to the countryside for a cockeyed plan to have a witch doctor accelerate their incipient manhood. Flavorful slice-of-life farce stars Noel Comia, Jr., John Vincent Servilla, Jigger Sementilla, and Kim Chloe Oquendo.
DRUGSTORE COWBOY (1989) (BLU-RAY)
Gus Van Sant’s acclaimed drama, a sometimes blackly funny – but always graphic and harrowing – look at the troubled lives of a close-knit group of nomadic drug addicts in the early-’70s Pacific Northwest, is based on the autobiographical novel by career criminal James Fogle. Matt Dillon stars as Bob Hughes, the group’s leader, who, after a bungled pharmacy robbery, decides to go straight. With Kelly Lynch, James LeGros, Heather Graham, and writer William S. Burroughs.
EBOLA SYNDROME + EBOLA SYNDROME (UNCUT) (1996) (4K + BLU-RAY)
A serial rapist (Anthony Chau-Sang Wong) contracts Ebola from one of his victims and starts an outbreak in Hong Kong.
FILM NOIR: THE DARK SIDE OF CINEMA V (1952-57) (BLU-RAY)
This collection features three film noir classics. Loretta Young and Jeff Chandler star in the noir romance Because of You. Blonde bombshell Christine Carroll (Young) finds out too late that her fiance Mike Monroe (Alex Nicol) is a gangster and she’s his unwitting accessory. Emerging from prison with dark hair and an interest in nursing, she becomes a nurses aide in a war hospital and soon marries a battle-fatigued patient, Steve Kimberly (Chandler). The happy couple have a daughter, Kim, but Christine’s secret past threatens to tear her family apart when Mike reappears, forcing Christine to help him escape across the Mexican border.
Ray Danton, Leigh Snowden, and Grant Williams star in the riveting film noir Outside the Law. Ex-con Johnny Salvo (Danton) is given the chance to redeem himself, and revenge the murder of an old Army buddy, by going undercover and helping the authorities break up a ring of international counterfeiters who will stop at nothing, including murder, to protect their operation. But first, Johnny must earn the respect of his Treasury-man father (Onslow Stevens) and the trust of his buddy’s widow (Snowden).
Screen great Tony Curtis gives a powerful performance in the superb 50’s film noir The Midnight Story. When beloved priest Father Tomasino is murdered in a San Francisco alleyway, traffic cop Joe Martini (Curtis) vows to catch the killer. Ordered off the case by homicide detective Kilrain (Ted de Corsia), Martini turns in his badge and investigates alone. He follows a hunch that Italian restaurant owner Sylvio (Gilbert Roland) could be involved and decides to hide his previous life as a cop in order to become friendly with his suspects family. But as Martini starts to unravel the truth behind Father Tomasinos murder, he falls in love with the suspects cousin (Marisa Pavan), and his world is torn apart by old and new loyalties.
FINAL JUSTICE: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (1985) (BLU-RAY)
Thomas Jefferson Geronimo, III is a deputy sheriff working in a small town in South Texas. When Joseph Palermo and his brother Anthony, two Mafia hitmen, attempt to escape across the border into Mexico, Geronimo moves into action. With lightning speed, he kills Anthony and captures Joseph, but Geronimo’s fight with the underworld isn’t over yet. He is ordered to escort Palermo back to his native country, Italy. But Geronimo is unprepared for the battle that awaits him as Palermo’s cohorts plan for their expected arrival and plot to halt his final justice!
HELL HATH NO FURY (2021) (BLU-RAY) (DVD)
In WWII-era France, accused collaborationist Marie DuJardin (Nina Bergman) is on the cusp of being tarred and feathered when she is rescued by an outfit of American GIs. The Yanks’ motives aren’t exactly pure, though, as they expect her to lead them to a cache of Nazi gold. With the Germans and the Resistance in pursuit as well, she takes the fateful opportunity to play all sides against the middle.
I AM SYD STONE (2020) (DVD)
While shooting a film in a small town, a famous actor puts his personal life and career in jeopardy by starting an intense affair with another man.
LADY IN A CAGE (1964) (BLU-RAY)
Alone in her residence over a sweltering holiday weekend, a widow (Olivia de Havilland) is accidentally trapped in her home elevator during a power failure. Her meticulous, well-organized world is shattered as the elevator, stalled nine feet above the floor, becomes a claustrophobic torture chamber — a cage. Unable to escape, her situation becomes desperate when the emergency alarm attracts a swarm of terrifying intruders — a drunken derelict (Jeff Corey) and his boozy lady friend (Ann Sothern), as well as a trio of young delinquents (James Caan, Rafael Campos, Jennifer Billingsley) who embark on an orgy of wanton vandalism and sadistic brutality that culminates in murder.
THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) (BLU-RAY)
Elliott Gould gives one of his best performances as a quirky, mischievous Philip Marlowe in this fascinating and original send-up of Raymond Chandler’s classic detective story from maverick filmmaker Robert Altman. Private eye Philip Marlowe (Gould) faces the most bizarre case of his life, when a friend’s apparent suicide turns into a double murder involving a sexy blonde, a disturbed gangster, and a suitcase full of drug money. But as Marlowe stumbles toward the truth, he soon finds himself lost in a maze of sex and deceit, only to discover that in L.A., if love is dangerous… friendship is murder.
THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK (2021) (4K + BLU-RAY) (DVD)
Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.
MEMORY HOUSE (2020) (DVD)
An Indigenous Black man from rural northern Brazil moves to an industrialized southern town to work in a milk factory. Immediately confronted with their virulent racism, he becomes increasingly estranged from the white world.
MESSALINA (AKA MESSALINA VENERE IMPERATRICE) (1960) (BLU-RAY)
Scheming Messalina (Belinda Lee) marries Roman Emperor Claudius but goes too far with a gladiator.
NO TIME TO DIE (2021) (4K + BLU-RAY) (DVD)
A mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond (Daniel Craig) onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY (1968) (BLU-RAY)
A crafty serial killer plays a game of cat-and-mouse with a harried police detective trying to track him down.
RESIDENT EVIL: INFINITE DARKNESS – SEASON 1 (2021) (DVD)
Federal agent Leon S. Kennedy teams up with TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield to investigate a zombie outbreak.
ROH (2019) (DVD)
Cut off from civilization, a single mother puts her children on high alert when they bring home a young girl caked in clay. She tells of spirits and spirit hunters, but these are not mere superstitions. As more strangers show up on her doorstep, she quickly finds another reason to fear the forest.
SAINT-NARCISSE (2020) (DVD)
The latest from Bruce LaBruce, Canada’s reigning ”King of Kink,” follows Dominic, a young man with a fetish… for himself. Nothing turns him on more than his reflection, with much of his time spent taking Polaroid selfies. When his loving grandmother dies, he discovers a deep family secret: his lesbian mother didn’t die in childbirth and he has a twin brother, Daniel, raised in a remote monastery by a depraved priest, held captive against his will! The power of destiny brings together the two beautiful identical brothers, who, after being reunited with their mother Beatrice, are soon embroiled in a blasphemous web of sex, revenge and redemption.
SPARROWS: 4K RESTORATION (1926) (BD/DVD)
Molly (Mary Pickford) is the eldest resident of a prison-like orphanage run by the abusive Mr. Grimes (Gustave von Seyffertitz), his neglectful wife (Charlotte Mineau) and their diabolical son, Ambrose (“Spec” O’Donnell). When Mr. Grimes becomes involved in a kidnapping plot, Molly realizes she must somehow escape, and struggles to lead the younger children to freedom through the treacherous swamps that surround the orphanage where they have all been enslaved.
STEEL AND LACE (1991) (BLU-RAY)
A rape victim returns from the dead to seek vengeance on her rapists in this gory horror film.
TC 2000 (1993) (BLU-RAY)
A futuristic cop and his lethal comrade battle ruthless gangs, corruption and a nearly indestructible killing machine.
TIGER CLAWS TRILOGY (1991-2000) (BLU-RAY)
A mysterious martial artist is going around and killing martial arts masters with his unique style, Tiger Claw. Two police detectives, who’re also martial arts experts, use unorthodox methods to track down the serial killer. Their story continues in Tiger Claws II and III!
TIME OF THE WOLF (2003) (BLU-RAY)
Following a global cataclysm, Anne (Isabelle Huppert) and her family set out for a safe haven at their holiday home. But, when they arrive, the home is already occupied by other survivors. Their hopes for safety are immediately dashed by a violent tragedy. Accompanied by a fierce young boy (Hakim Taleb), the family eventually reaches a train station with the prospect of escaping.
TRAUMA (1993) (BLU-RAY)
From the acclaimed Italian horror master Dario Argento comes an eerie, unforgettable tale of terror. Aura (Asia Argento), a suicidal anorexic preparing to jump off a bridge, is rescued by David (Christopher Rydell), an artist whom takes an interest in her, and makes it his personal mission to help her. When Aura’s mother (Piper Laurie), a psychic, dies just as she is about to divulge the identity of a vicious psychopath, David decides to help Aura find the killer. The pair work to protect one another while embarking on a dangerous search for a murderer who’s been slaughtering innocent people with a homemade decapitation device…
TROG (1970) (BLU-RAY)
When a wild half-man/half-ape emerges from his countryside cave, TV cameras are there to observe the event — and the terror! People call him Trog, short for a prehistoric cave dweller called a troglodyte. To an anthropologist (Joan Crawford in her final film), he’s the scientific discovery of the age. To others, he’s walking death. A grocer is impaled on a meat hook, a car is tossed aside like a twig, a child is kidnapped — all after local resident Sam Murdock (Michael Gough) prods the brute into a blind rampage. Part-man, part-monster, all Trog!
THE UNITED STATES OF INSANITY (2021) (DVD)
”The World’s Most Hated Band,” notorious rappers Insane Clown Posse, find themselves as unwitting warriors for the First Amendment after they and their one million die-hard fans (called Juggalos) are labeled a gang by the FBI. With the help of the ACLU, the band fights to uncover the reasons behind the designation and get removed from the gang list as their fans begin losing their jobs, have their children put into protective custody, and face jail time all because of their musical tastes.
THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (1970) (BLU-RAY)
A general and a baron hunt a vampire named Carmilla who seduces and bites their daughters.
VENOM (AKA THE LEGEND OF SPIDER FOREST) (1971) (BLU-RAY)
A demented grab-bag of sinister cinematic tropes set in the picturesque Bavarian countryside, Venom (aka The Legend of Spider Forest) spins a wicked web complete with a winsome seductress who lures curious young men to a nasty death, all in the shadow of a Nazi-styled scientist aiming to craft an arachnid-derived nerve drug. Meanwhile, an unsavory brood of conspiratorial locals is keen on maintaining the mythos of the lethal “spider goddess,” while an undaunted artist perilously investigates.
WE OF THE NEVER NEVER (1982) (BLU-RAY)
Adapting one of Australia’s most beloved books, We of the Never Never (1982) is an immersive, visually breathtaking period tale of a resilient lady, a steadfast love and a landscape both unforgiving and reinvigorating. Marrying the new station master of a Northern Territory cattle ranch, the well-bred Jeannie joins her husband in the Outback, considered “no place for a woman” circa 1902. There, she strives to establish a homestead, overcome the misogyny of the male workforce, and understand and learn from the local Aboriginal nomads.
THE WEASELS’ TALE (2019) (DVD)
A retired actress from the golden age of Argentine cinema shares a mansion with a screenwriter, a director, and her husband. They will do anything to preserve the world they created for themselves.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR: SEASON 1 (1962) (DVD)
Stories of terror, horror and suspense by Alfred Hitchcock.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR: SEASON 2 (1962) (DVD)
Even more stories of terror, horror and suspense by Alfred Hitchcock!
FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN (1973) (4K + BLU-RAY) (3D BLU-RAY)
Baron Frankenstein (Udo Kier) dreams of restoring Serbia to glory, so he builds male and female monsters whose children will become the new master race. Determined that they be fruitful, he aims to equip the male body with the brain of someone possessing a powerful libido. Thinking local stable boy Nicholas will be perfect, he mistakenly gets the head of Nicholas’ pious friend instead. Meanwhile, Nicholas seduces the baron’s wife.
ILLICIT DREAMS (1994) (VHS)
A tycoon (Joe Cortese) would rather kill his wife (Shannon Tweed) than lose her to another man (Andrew Stevens).
ISN’T ANYONE ALIVE? (2012) (CODE 2 DVD)
In a Japanese military hospital, a mysterious pandemic strikes and quickly kills seemingly at random. A group of unconnected individuals must come to terms with their own impending deaths, and the fragile absurdity of life.
JURASSIC PARK (1993) (4K + BLU-RAY)
In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.
JURASSIC PARK III (2001) (4K + BLU-RAY)
After being persuaded by a wealthy businessman to conduct an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen’s second site for a failed Jurassic Park experiment, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) discovers the true reason for his invitation. A tragic accident maroons the party of seven, and they must attempt to escape with their lives.
JURASSIC WORLD (2015) (4K + BLU-RAY)
Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, it’s up to a former military man and animal expert to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.
THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS (1985) (BLU-RAY)
A shady music mogul brings together two wannabe stars—punk rock rebel Kan and new-wave crooner Shingo—and transforms them into the Stardust Brothers, a girl-friendly, silver-jumpsuited, synth-pop sensation. Along with their #1 fan, who herself dreams of a music career, the duo rockets to stardom.
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997) (4K + BLU-RAY)
John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information — while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, his engineers happened to have a second site, where other dinosaurs were kept in hiding. It seems the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; and Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond’s financiers can get to them.
MADE IN HONG KONG (1997) (CODE B BLU-RAY)
After his father abandons the family, Autumn Moon drops out of high school and becomes a money collector for organized criminals the Triads. On his rounds, he meets and falls in love with Ping, a daughter of one of the Triads’ debtors. She is suffering from a fatal kidney disease, and to pay for her medical expenses, Autumn Moon takes an assassination contract, but as he slips deeper into the criminal underworld, he’s haunted by a figure from his past.
PLUTO (2012) (CODE B BLU-RAY)
Joon is arrested for the murder of the top student at his prestigious school. When he is released, Joon holds students accusing him of the crime in a room and forces them to reveal their dark secrets.
RUINED HEART: ANOTHER LOVE STORY BETWEEN A CRIMINAL AND A WHORE (2014) (BLU-RAY)
A merciless hit man rescues a sex worker from a violent incident in a Philippine slum before the two take flight.
SOME MOTHERS DO ‘AVE ‘EM: COMPLETE COLLECTION (1974) (DVD)
Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.
TEZUKA’S BARBARA (2019) (BLU-RAY) (DVD)
An adult-orientated fantasy tale filled with love and the occult from Osamu Tezuka’s reimagining of “The Tales of Hoffmann”.
TOKYO RAMPAGE (1998) (BLU-RAY)
A young man gets off the train in the morning and wanders the business districts aimlessly. He runs across some yakuza gangsters and goes on a killing spree, but soon becomes involved with a subordinate gang.
WOLFWALKERS (2020) (BLU-RAY)
In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn, comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when Robyn saves a wild native girl, Mebh, their friendship leads her to discover the world of the Wolfwalkers and transform her into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
ANGIE: COMPLETE SERIES (1979) (DVD)
Angie Falco is a middle class Italian-American who marries the wealthy Brad Benson, and she soon learns how to adjust to her new lifestyle the hard way.
ANYTHING ELSE (2003) (BLU-RAY)
Jerry Falk is an aspiring writer in New York who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like `anything else’, but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn’t like anything else at all.
BARBERSHOP (SPECIAL EDITION) (2002) (BLU-RAY)
Calvin (Ice Cube) is a would-be entrepreneur with big plans, but running his family’s barbershop isn’t one of them. When he impulsively sells the shop to a shady loan shark, he soon realizes just how important the neighborhood parlor is to him and just how far he’ll go to get it back!
BEER LEAGUE (2006) (BLU-RAY)
Artie DeVanzo has no job, no girlfriend and still lives with his mother. But he does have two things to look forward to in life: beer and softball. With his best buddy Maz, Artie plays on a softball team for Ed’s Bar and Swill — until their brutish behavior threatens to get them kicked out of the league. In order to maintain their place, they’ll have to defeat the champions at Manganelli Fitness — no easy task when their blood-alcohol levels exceed their batting averages.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (1994) (BLU-RAY)
Struggling 1920s playwright David Shayne, having failed to secure financing for his latest work, reluctantly makes a deal with mob boss Nick Valenti: a Broadway debut with the chance to direct, as long as Nick’s flibbertigibbet girlfriend, Olive, plays one of the lead roles. As Olive and star Helen Sinclair attempt to upstage each other, Olive’s gangland bodyguard Cheech starts suggesting changes to David’s script.
CELEBRITY (1998) (BLU-RAY)
The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to another and engages in numerous empty romances, he starts to doubt the worth of his work. Meanwhile, top TV producer Tony falls for Robin and introduces her to the world of celebrity.
COMING TO AMERICA (1988) (4K UHD)
Can a 21-year-old African prince find happiness and the girl of his dreams while working incognito at a fast food restaurant in Queens? In this hit comedy, Eddie Murphy plays the young royal who flees his country to escape an arranged marriage and find an American wife – but his deception could just as easily spoil the romance he starts up with the daughter of his employer.
CROSSINGS: COMPLETE MINI-SERIES (1986) (DVD)
An industrialist meets the wife of a French ambassador on a transatlantic voyage to Europe. As time and the war progresses, she returns to America when Paris becomes occupied by the Nazis and again encounters the industrialist. An affair ensues. Meanwhile, her husband is rumored to be a Nazi collaborator, but whose side is he really working for?
CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION (2001) (BLU-RAY)
Woody Allen stars as CW Briggs, the top insurance investigator in New York in 1940 – or so he keeps telling the firm’s new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt). Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.
DAN AUGUST: COMPLETE SERIES & MOVIE (1970) (DVD)
A homicide detective pursues cases while dealing with friends and foes in his hometown.
DOWNTOWN 81 (2000) (BLU-RAY)
After being released from the hospital, the artist Jean Michel Basquiat wanders around Manhattan trying to sell art to make money and find a place to stay.
DRIVE (DIRECTOR’S CUT) (1997) (DVD)
Toby Wong (Mark Dacascos) is on a martial arts mission impossible. With a bio-energy module placed on his chest, Toby’s awesome martial arts skills are tuned to a super-human level. The only problem is that Toby doesn’t want the power. Now, only an army can stop him, and that’s just what’s hunting him down. As he makes his escape from an ammo-packing posse of hitmen, Toby needs a hostage, Malik (Kadeem Hardison) to drive him to freedom in Los Angeles.
ENIGMA (1982) (BLU-RAY)
An emotionally fragile code-breaker is called back to the scene of his mental breakdown when the Enigma machine fails to crack the new German code. However, these U-boat cryptograms are not the only problem to contend with when it is discovered that a German mole has infiltrated the Enigma project. Based on a true story.
M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY (2018) (BLU-RAY)
Diary musings, excerpts from lectures, and striking images offer insight into the life and work of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher.
EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU (1996) (BLU-RAY)
D.J., the daughter of wealthy Manhattanites Joe and Steffi, has to contend with her extended family after her parents’ divorce. The entire clan is abuzz about the impending wedding of her half-sister, Skylar, and her fiancé, Holden. However, when gruff former criminal Charlie enters the picture, things take an unexpected turn.
FIRST SNOW (2006) (BLU-RAY)
After his car breaks down in a desolate town, a slick salesman, Jimmy Starks, visits a fortune teller to kill some time. But the psychic’s ominous reading sends Jimmy’s life into a tailspin when he learns that his life will soon end, but he is safe until the first snow of the season. Now, with his ultimate fate looming nearer, Jimmy becomes obsessed with revisiting his past in hopes of changing his destiny before it’s too late.
THE FLINTSTONES: SEASON 1-3 (1960-66) (BLU-RAY)
The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.
THE FLINTSTONES: SEASON 4-6 (1960-66) (BLU-RAY)
Even more misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families. Yabba dabba doo!
FULL METAL JACKET (1987) (4K UHD)
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits, from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
GETTING EVEN WITH DAD (1994) (BLU-RAY)
Macaulay Culkin is a clever kid out to reform his wayward father (Ted Danson) in this exuberantly zany, heartwarming comedy for the whole family.
HOLLYWOOD ENDING (2002) (BLU-RAY)
Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. Art really imitates life, doesn’t it?
HOME ALONE (1990) (4K + BLU RAY)
Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister has become the man of the house overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!
THE IMMORTAL: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1969) (DVD)
Ben Richards is a man whose blood cures disease and bestows an eternal fountain of youth. When an aging billionaire learns Ben’s blood can give other men a second life, he sends his henchman, Fletcher, in pursuit of the immortal man, who finds himself forever on the run.
JUNGLE CRUISE (2021) (4K + BLU RAY)
Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles.
LEARNING TO SEE: THE WORLD OF INSECTS (2018) (DVD)
A vibrant journey of discovery for both father and son as director Jake Oelman documents the work of his father, nature photographer Robert Oelman. Struggling with a midlife crisis, Robert leaves his established psychology career in the early 1990s to pursue his real passion of photography. Moving from the U.S. to the rainforests of Colombia, he records and connects with over 15,000 previously undiscovered species of bugs, magnifying the tiniest of creatures in the most spectacular fashion. A beautiful portrait of discovery, connectivity and harmony.
LONGSTREET: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1971) (DVD)
Following a bomb blast that leaves him blind and a widower, New Orleans insurance detective Mike Longstreet refuses to quit the business. Together with the help of his dog Pax, assistant Nikki, and friend Duke, Longstreet continues to investigate thefts, kidnappings and murders.
LOST IN THE STARS (1974) (BLU RAY)
Stephen Kumalo, a Black South African minister, searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom.
MARIO LANZA: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING (2017) (DVD)
Mario Lanza was a Hollywood film star, but the most dramatic role he ever played was that of Mario Lanza himself. It was a life overflowing with fame, passion, tantrums, success, vices, generosity, and incomprehensible tragedies, played to a soundtrack of one of the most beautiful singing voices ever heard. This is the Mario Lanza story.
MIGHTY APHRODITE (1995) (BLU RAY)
When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy’s birth mother: a ditzy porn star and sex worker.
THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (2019) (BLU RAY)
Desperate for work, a young drifter applies for a job at the local mortuary on the outskirts of town. There, she meets Montgomery Dark, an eccentric mortician with more than a few skeletons in his closet. Montgomery chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last.
MURDEROUS TRANCE (2018) (DVD)
The most incredible series of hypnosis crimes in history sends an investigator and a hypnotist into a world of psychological manipulation.
NIGHTHAWKS: SPECIAL EDITION (2019) (DVD)
Wide-eyed Midwest transplant Stan agrees to play wingman to his calculating and privileged roommate Chad, as they embark upon an exploration of glittering New York nightlife, whose darkest secrets are held captive by an elite band of millennials known as Nighthawks.
PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! (1975) (BLU RAY)
A young boy in conflict with his father wants to leave the family business in Ireland and go to America.
POSSESSION (2008) (BLU RAY)
Newlyweds Jess and Ryan seem to have it all, until a car accident renders both Ryan and his brother, Roman, comatose. But things spin even more eerily out of control when Roman awakens and tries to convince Jess that he is her husband. Beside herself with fear and grief, Jess grapples with one question: Could the man before her actually be the man she lost….or does something far more sinister await her in his arms?
THE PROJECTIONIST (2019) (BLU RAY)
Abel Ferrara and a theatre owner discuss the edgier, sleazier era of film that existed in the 1970s.
REBORN (2018) (DVD)
In a seedy Los Angeles hospital, a stillborn girl is brought back to life by an electrical storm and abducted by a morgue attendant. On her sixteenth birthday, empowered with the ability to manipulate electricity with her mind, she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a trail of destruction behind her.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010) (4K + BLU RAY)
In a magically realistic version of Toronto, a young man must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes one by one in order to win her heart.
SMALL TIME CROOKS (2000) (BLU RAY)
A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job’s cover business becomes a spectacular success.
THE SMITH FAMILY: COMPLETE SERIES (1971) (DVD)
Chad Smith is the protagonist in this light-hearted, family-oriented show about a police detective, his wife, and their three children.
SPECIAL UNIT 2: COMPLETE SERIES (2001) (DVD)
A top-secret division of the Chicago Police Department is tasked with hunting down threatening supernatural creatures known as Links. It’s a harrowing, laborious, and perilous job chasing monsters, folklore, and mythological creatures that evolved from the missing link between man and beast. The clandestine unit is such a mystery that the other police divisions know only to stay out of their way.
STAR TREK BEYOND (2016) (4K + BLU RAY)
A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall, a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that’s aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.
SUMMER IN LA GOULETTE (BLU RAY) (1996)
Girls from different families are forbidden to see one another after they are caught flirting with boys from other religions.