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Spike Lee’s BLACKkKLANSMAN Available on Digital 10/23 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 11/6

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Follow the incredible true story of Ron Stallwortth, an African-American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in the unbelievably bold, BlacKkKlansman, arriving on Digital and the all-new digital move app MOVIES ANYWHERE on October 23, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on November 6, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Based on the book Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth, BlacKkKlansman is filled with outstanding performances from an all-star cast led by John David Washington (“Ballers,” Malcolm X), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Logan Lucky), Topher Grace (Interstellar, “That 70’s Show”) and Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Last Five Years) alongside an incredible roster of supporting talent including Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live,” Mission Impossible – Fallout), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, Kong: Skull Island), Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist,” “Sons of Liberty”) and Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya, Super Troopers 2).

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s Ron Stallworth (Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Driver), into the undercover investigation.

Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal. BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant in today’s tumultuous world.

Packed with bold and provocative moments from beginning to end, BlacKkKlansman on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital comes with exclusive bonus content that will take viewers deeper into this timely and moving true story.

BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

  • A Spike Lee Joint – Producer Jordan Peele, cast and film subject Ron Stallworth discuss the unique experience of working with iconic director Spike Lee.
  • BlacKkKlansman Extended Trailer Featuring Prince’s “Mary Don’t You Weep”

THE CATCHER WAS A SPY comes to Digital & DVD October 2nd

Paul Rudd stars as Moe Berg in the incredible true story of how a professional baseball player became a World War II spy.  A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the U.S. government’s wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher’s mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce and Paul Giamatti costar in this remarkable slice of forgotten history.

THE CATCHER WAS A SPY is rated R for some sexuality, violence and language. The film will be available on DVD with deleted scenes or on Digital beginning October 2, 2018.

On 10/30, Do Some Time with Shout! Factory’s Arresting Blu-ray DRAGNET: COLLECTOR’S EDITION, Starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks

The Shout! Select Blu-Ray features a new 4K HD scan, and arresting
bonus features including a new interview with co-star Alexandra Paul and audio commentary; consumers ordering directly from shoutfactory.com
will receive a free 18×24 poster featuring brand new artwork
This is the city … and only Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks can save it in DRAGNET, a hilarious box-office blockbuster paying homage to the famed original police dramas of the ’50s and ’60s. A contemporary and uproarious update of one of the best-known police procedurals of all time, DRAGNET: COLLECTOR’S EDITION from Shout! Factory delivers a criminally funny viewing experience on a special edition Blu-ray loaded with arresting bonus features – and those are just the facts, m’am!
Aykroyd is at his comedic best as the namesake nephew of Detective Sgt. Joe Friday (originally played by Joe Webb). Like his no-nonsense uncle, he’s a blue-suited, by-the-rules Los Angeles cop who’s forced to reluctantly team up with the footloose, wisecracking Pep Streebek (Hanks). Ordered to investigate a seemingly unrelated series of bizarre ritual killings and robberies, they eventually uncover a dastardly plot by an underground pagan group to undermine all authority in Los Angeles.
Can this mistmatched duo rescue the City of Angels from the machinations of a power-mad Reverend and corrupt Police Commissioners before it’s too late? Harry Morgan (“M.A.S.H.”) reprises his original TV series role as Bill Gannon; co-stars adding to the hijinks and hilarity include Dabney Coleman, Christopher Plummer and Alexandra Paul.
Though the names have been changed to protect the innocent, Shout! Factory is guilty as charged for creating a criminally good line-up of bonus features including a brand new interview with co-star Alexandra Paul entitled “A Quiet Evening in the Company of Connie Swail” and new audio commentary from pop culture historian Russell Dyball. Additionally, consumers interested in intercepting the Blu-ray prior to its retail parole, can order the collector’s edition directly from shoutfactory.com ; the Collector’s Edition will ship two weeks early and, while supplies last, will include a free 18×24 rolled poster featuring brand new artwork.
Special Features:
 
  • NEW “A Quiet Evening in the Company of Connie Swail”: An Interview With Co-Star Alexandra Paul
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball
  • “Just the Facts!”: A Promotional Look at Dragnet with Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks
  • Original Theatrical Trailers & Promos
  • Photo Gallery

Support The Girls Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD & More on Dec 4

Lisa (Regina Hall, Girls Trip) is the last person you’d expect to find in a highway-side “sports bar with curves,” but as general manager at Double Whammies, she’s come to love the place and its customers. An instinctive den mother, she nurtures and protects her ‘girls’ on the staff fiercely – but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction. Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it?

 

Blu-Ray™, DVD & Digital HD

Street Date:   December 4, 2018

Run Time:     90 minutes

Rating:           R

Price:              $29.98 (Blu-ray), $26.98 (DVD)

Catalog:         11634 (Blu-ray), 11633 (DVD) 

Stand Up Comedian Drew Michael Presents First HBO Comedy Special, DREW MICHAEL, Available on Digital Download September 24

Acclaimed comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer for the “Weekend Update” Drew Michael stars in his first HBO® comedy special, Drew Michael, available for Digital Download September 24. Directed by comedy actor and writer Jerrod Carmichael (HBO’s Jerrod Carmichael: 8), Drew Michael is “inventive and cerebral, and insists that you ponder the mechanics of comedy” (Vulture).

Michael has been called “The Man Behind the Most Experimental Stand-Up Special of 2018” (Rolling Stone) in this uniquely filmed, stripped-down stage setting with no audience. In his confessional-style delivery, Michael searches through his own identity against a black void and his solo musings are intermingled with footage of FaceTime conversations with his “girlfriend,” a young British woman played by Suki Waterhouse (Love, Rosie).

This one-hour special marks the latest addition to HBO’s recent comedy specials including: Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma; Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady; George Lopez: The Wall-Live From Washington, D.C. and more.

Bold Coming-of-Age Drama THE CHI SEASON 1 Arrives on Digital 9/24 and DVD 9/25

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents THE CHI SEASON ONE, arriving on Digital September 24th and DVD September 25th.

On Chicago’s South Side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, young adults trying to make a living, and the elders keeping an eye on things from their front porches. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life-or-death consequences. THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age drama series, centered on a group of South Side residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

Get the first three episodes free through October 8th via an exclusive offer on VUDU.

‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Released in 30th Anniversary Edition Set December 11 from Studio Ghibli and GKIDS

Studio Ghibli and GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue My Neighbor Totoro in a beautiful 30th anniversary collector’s edition release on December 11, 2018. The limited-edition set comes housed in an elegant hard slipcase and includes a new 40-page book with stunning art and essays. Featured in a deluxe disc portfolio will be a Blu-ray™ of the film paired with hours of special features, and the film’s soundtrack made available on CD for the first time in North America.

The set’s 40-page book features new essays by The New York Times’ film critic A.O. Scott and film writer Lauren Wilford, alongside gorgeous art and statements from director Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki, and more.

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, this classic tale of magic and adventure is one of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time. My Neighbor Totoro here celebrates its 30th anniversary with a release perfect for collectors and animation fans who have adored the film since its initial release.

When Satsuki and her sister Mei move with their father to a new home in the countryside, they find country life is not as simple as it seems. They soon discover that the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, including a gigantic but gentle forest spirit called Totoro, who can only be seen by children. Totoro and his friends introduce the girls to a series of adventures, including a ride aboard the extraordinary Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki which features the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, in one of their earliest roles.

*2002: Best Animated Feature, Spirited Away

Special Features:

  • Behind the Microphone
  • Creating My Neighbor Totoro
  • Creating the Characters
  • The Totoro Experience
  • Producer’s Perspective: Creating Ghibli
  • The Locations of Totoro
  • Scoring Miyazaki

LA FAMILIA, Venezuela’s Official Submission for Best Foreign Film, Arrives on DVD on 10/2 from Film Movement

Twelve-year-old Pedro roams the concrete jungle of Caracas with his friends, learning how to live by the law of the streets.  His single father, Andrés, struggles to provide for his son, working multiple odd jobs in order to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.  But when Pedro fatally injures another boy during an altercation, Andrés realizes they face imminent danger. Fearing retribution, the two flee the city and go into hiding, setting into motion a series of events that will bring father and son closer to each other than they have ever been before.
With stunning cinematography that captures the vibrant yet foreboding Venezuelan landscape and devastating performances by Giovanni Garcia (Andrés) and newcomer Reggie Reyes (Pedro), LA FAMILIA, a nominee for both the Critic’s Week Grand Prize and the Golden Camera at Cannes,  provides a stark reminder of the importance of what it means to be a family.
 
BONUS FEATURE
  • Bonus Short Film – Les Misérables (Directed by Ladj Ly | France | French with English Subtitles | 15 minutes) – A trio of cops acting badly on their neighborhood patrol suddenly realize they are being watched. 

Join an Acclaimed Kiwi Dog Whisperer and His 40 Shaggy Colleagues in the Engaging Doc, OLD DOG, Available Exclusively on iTunes on 9/25

 

OLD DOG_TRAILER from Sally Rowe on Vimeo.

New Zealand farmer Paul Sorenson has a unique connection with his colleagues – a team of sheep dogs. For 40 years, he’s worked to develop smarter and more intuitive training methods for fellow farmers, while grappling with memories of a difficult childhood. Reaching retirement, the veteran dog whisperer passes his knowledge to the next generation of shepherds, and reflects on the sacrifices he’s made to pursue his intense passion for dogs.
OLD DOG (2017)
Directed by: Sally Rowe
Produced by: Sally Rowe, Regina Sobel, Alan Oxman, Roland Rojas
Associate Producers: Hanna Beaton, Isabel Ponte
Editor: Regina Sobel
RT: 79 minutes
Genre: Documentary

Jamie Foxx, Ben Affleck, Geena Davis in CinemAbility, releasing everywhere on VOD October 5.

A cavalcade of stars, including superstars Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, William H.Macy and Geena Davis, feature in CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, releasing October 5 on digital from Leomark Studios.

>From Director Jenni Gold, the 1st wheelchair using female in the Director’s Guild, and released to coincide with October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CinemAbility reveals a compelling and often amusing look at the history of disability portrayals in entertainment. From the early days of silent films to present-day Hollywood blockbusters, this historic film takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment over the last 120 years by going behind the scenes to interview celebrities, filmmakers, and studio executives.

With heart and humor, CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion utilizes clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to shine a light on how the media impacts society and the  monumental effect  these  portrayals  have  on  inclusion.

Featuring Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Marlee Matlin, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour, Adam Arkin, William H.Macy, Helen Hunt, Kyle MacLachlan, Daryl Mitchell, Beau Bridges, Richard Donner, Peter Farrelly, Randal Kleiser and many more!

CinemAbility : The Art of Inclusion, written by  Jenni Gold and Samuel W. Reed, releases on VOD October 5 from Leomark Studios.

 

TroyAnderson

Troy Anderson is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of AndersonVision. He uses a crack team of unknown heroes to bring you the latest and greatest in Entertainment News.

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