Fox Home Entertainment Announces School Curriculum Based on Acclaimed Film THE POST
Journeys in Film, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating inspiring educational materials and classroom lesson plans based on popular films and documentaries, has partnered with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to create an eight-part curriculum guide based on the Academy Award-nominated film, THE POST.
THE POST, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, follows legendary publisher of The Washington Post Katharine Graham (Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) as they join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up brought to light in a series of leaked military documents dubbed the Pentagon Papers. The ensuing legal battle with the Nixon White House over the right to publish went all the way to the Supreme Court and set an important precedent for the fate of journalistic freedom in the United States.
The curriculum guide is made up of an eight-part lesson plan, designed for students in grades 6-12, examining the story behind this landmark event that continues to shape the way Americans view their government over 40 years later. Teachers can use the curriculum guide in conjunction with the film to create immersive programs for their students centered on journalistic principles and ethics, the important roll that the press play in a democratic society, the historical context of the Pentagon Papers and more.
THE POST Curriculum Guide is available as a free download from the Journeys in Film website. The film is available now on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
HBO’s Here and Now Arrives on DVD August 7; Available for Digital Download May 14
Creator and executive producer Alan Ball (True Blood® and Six Feet Under®) brings an “engaging and provocative” (Newsday) exploration of America through the eyes of a multiracial family in Here and Now, available for Digital Download May 14, and arriving on DVD on August 7, 2018. Starring Oscar®-winners Tim Robbins (Mystic River) and Holly Hunter (The Piano), the new HBO drama offers a darkly comic meditation on complicated forces at work during contemporary times, exploring what it’s like to be an “other” in today’s America.
Here and Now follows the Bayer-Boatwrights, a progressive, suburban family led by philosophy profesor, Greg (Robbins), and conflict-resolution consultant, Aubrey (Hunter), in Portland, Oregon. They’re a Caucasian couple with three now-grown adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam, and Colombia, as well as one teenage biological daughter. Although the Bayer-Boatwrights are materially rich, each member lacks happiness or fulfillment behind a seemingly perfect façade. Jerrika Hinton, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee, Andy Bean, Sosie Bacon, and Joe Williamson also star in the series, which is also executive produced by Peter Macdissi, and David Knoller.
Here and Now DVD
Street Date: August 7, 2018 Order Date: July 3, 2018 Rating: TV-MA Runtime: Approx. 600 minutes
Cult Epics presents FRANK & EVA (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) May 22, 2018
Frank (Blue Movie’s Hugo Metsers) and Eva (The Lift’s Willeke van Ammelrooy) cannot live with or without each other. In the liberal 1970s, Frank sleeps with every woman he can get. Eva, meanwhile, is looking for more security and wants to start a family. Frank’s behavior frustrates her so much that she starts an affair with their mutual friend. This social drama offers a view on relationships not much different than today. For Sylvia Kristel (her debut prior to Emmanuelle), a special role was written after she said to Pim de la Parra, “Why won’t you discover me? I’m the best.” Frank & Eva is the second artsploitation film by director Pim de la Parra, after he produced Blue Movie with his partner Wim Verstappen. Cult Epics presents its worldwide premiere on Blu-ray & DVD, in High-definition with extensive bonus features.
New High-definition transfer
Audio Commentary by Pim de la Parra (2018)
Up Front & Naked: Sex in Dutch films (2017) featurette with Willeke van Ammelrooy a.o. Frank & Eva
Poster & Photo Gallery
Sylvia Kristel Film Poster Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailers
On 6/5, Film Movement Classics Delivers a Stunning 2K Restoration of Sergio Corbucci’s Landmark Spaghetti Western, THE GREAT SILENCE, in Loaded BD/DVD Sets!
This June, Film Movement Classics commemorates the landmark spaghetti western, THE GREAT SILENCE, with a stunning 50th Anniversary Restoration. Restored in 2K from original elements, the film, heralded as “one of the finest westerns ever,” directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski will be available for cineastes everywhere in both Blu-ray and DVD formats. The loaded release also includes bonus features such as the rarely seen alternate endings, both original Italian and English language versions, the 1968 documentary featurette “Western, Italian Style” and more.
On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. Only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Trintignant) stands between the innocent refugees and the corrupt bounty hunters. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong are not always clear, and good does not always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, Corbucci’s bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless West is widely considered to be among the best and most influential Westerns ever made.
Cox on Corbucci– Alex Cox pays tribute to the maestro
Western, Italian Style – 1968 documentary featurette
Two Alternate Endings
Original Theatrical Trailer
Original Italian and English language versions
Ending the Silence – a new essay by film critic Simon Abrams
Running Time:105 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Language: Italian with English Subtitles/English Language
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Steelbook Edition Comes August 7, 2018 from Shout! Factory
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the multi-generational pop culture phenomenon, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, is proud to announce a stunning Power Rangers collection, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Edition Steelbook). Spanning the first 3 seasons of the Power Rangers television series and spotlighting Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie for the first time on Blu-ray, this home entertainment collection features over 60 hours of action-packed entertainment across 19 DVDs and 1 Blu-ray, including hours of bonus content with brand-new interviews specific to the movie.
A must-have for the most dedicated Power Ranger fans, return to where the series began and re-live these thrill-packed adventures on August 7, 2018, when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, unleashes the 20-disc stunning steelbook edition of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series.
Fans who buy from shoutfactory.com will also receive an exclusive, limited-edition 18”x24” lithograph, featuring art by Paul Shipper.
In 1993 two unsuspecting astronauts unleashed the greatest evil Earth had ever known — the heinous witch Rita Repulsa. In the 25 years since, with each new villain more sinister than the last, the citizens of Earth have relied on the Power Rangers to protect them. As a superhero team comprising “teenagers with attitude,” the Power Rangers must use their individual strengths combined with the virtue of teamwork to vanquish their foes, keeping Earth safe for another day.
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture franchise, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 25 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.
MMPR: The Movie Synopsis
Power up with six incredible teens who out-maneuver and defeat evil everywhere as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! But this time, the Power Rangers may have met their match when they face off with the most sinister monster the galaxy has even seen –Ivan Ooze. Unleashed upon the good citizens of Angel Grove after six thousand years of imprisonment, Ivan Ooze strips the Power Rangers and their leader, Zordon, of their powers. Now the Power Rangers must journey to a distant planet to learn the secrets of the ancient Ninjetti. Only then will they become empowered with a force strong enough to restore their Morphin ability and defeat the evil Ivan Ooze. Join the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their new Ninja Megazord as they fight to save Angel Grove, and the world, from the forces of evil!
MMPR: The Movie Bonus Features (Blu-ray)
· The Mighty Leap to the Silver Screen: A look back at the movie with the cast and crew, including brand-new interviews with director Bryan Spicer and stars Johnny Yong Bosch and Paul Freeman
· Theatrical Trailer
MMPR TV Series Bonus Features (DVDs)
Bonus Disc 1
· “Morphin Time!” – A Look Back At Mighty Morphin Power Rangers With Interviews Featuring Members Of The Cast And Creative Team
· “A Morphenomenal Cast” – Casting Director Katy Wallin And the Cast Recall What It Took to Become Power Rangers
· “Lord Zedd’s Monster Heads”
· “Alpha’s Magical Christmas”
· “The Good, The Bad And The Stupid!”
Bonus Disc 2
· “The Fans Power Up” – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fans Remember the Series
· Rare Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fan Club Video
· “MMPR Karate Club” – The White Ranger Kata
· “Power Rangers Live” – The World Tour
From Hitlist to Watchlist: International thriller THE HITMAN AGENCY hits VOD and Cannes
The independent action thriller production THE HITMAN AGENCY, about competing hitmen in a web of conspiracies by writer/director Dominik Starck, just hit VOD with a release on Amazon Instant Video.
Shot with an international cast – including 11 time kickboxing champion Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson – and just a fistful of euros, this underdog-production with compelling storytelling also makes its film market debut in Cannes looking for further worldwide distribution. Starck, a writer and producer on the “Krautsploitation” action film ATOMIC EDEN, starring Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson and Lorenzo Lamas, delivers his action thriller for fans of martial arts, multi-layered stories, and self-financed independent genre films to audiences worldwide and even before the movie’s premier in his home country Germany.