Mid-Week Roundup: Night School Digital HD, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Perfect Blue, Okko’s Inn, Labyrinth of the Turtles

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Night School Available on Digital Today

Night School hit Digital HD today! It’s coming to Blu-ray later in the month and we might just have a contest setup for it. Just giving you guys a heads-up.

Shout Select Presents ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ (Collector’s Edition) on Blu-Ray January 22, 2019

Mid-Week Roundup: Night School Digital HD, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Perfect Blue, Okko's Inn, Labyrinth of the Turtles 1

Shout Select will release the classic con-men comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in a collector’s edition Blu-ray set for the first time on January 22nd, 2019. This release is mastered from a brand-new 2K scan of the film and comes complete with bonus features including a new interview with writer Dale Launer, behind-the-scenes featurette, and audio commentary with director Frank Oz. Fans can preorder this Collector’s Edition set now at shoutfactory.com.


In the south of France, two rival con men — suave and sophisticated Lawrence (two-time Oscar®-winner Michael Caine, The Cider House Rules) and third-rate American hustler Freddy (Steve Martin, The Jerk) — make a wager. The first one to extract $50,000 from the next woman they meet wins … and the other leaves town. The bet is on, the stakes are high and the blows are low in this hysterically funny, ruthlessly witty, dirty, rotten comedy!

*1987: Actor in a Supporting Role, Hannah And Her Sisters; 2000: Actor in a Supporting Role, The Cider House Rules


Special Features:

  • Mastered from a Brand-New 2K Scan of the Film
  • NEW Interview with Writer Dale Launer
  • Audio Commentary with Director Frank Oz
  • Featurette
  • Trailers

U.S. Streaming Premiere: On 12/14, Sergio Corbucci’s Landmark Spaghetti Western, THE GREAT SILENCE, Premieres on Film Movement Plus

Film Movement recently commemorated Director Sergio Corbucci’s landmark spaghetti western with a new 2K restoration and the film’s North American Theatrical Premiere. Now, via Film Movement Plus, movie lovers will have access to Corbucci’s bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west, widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.
On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski Nosferatu, For a Few Dollars More) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant The Conformist) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren’t always clear and good doesn’t always triumph.
Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, THE GREAT SILENCE rides onto SVOD for the very first time. (1968, 105 minutes, Italian with English subtitles)

GKIDS Acquires Rights to Animated Feature Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES. GKIDS will release the film theatrically next year.

BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES made its world premiere at this year’s Animation Is Film Festival, garnering a Special Jury Prize for its innovative handling of unexpected subject matter. The film from The Glow Animation/Sygnatia and Submarine animation studios, was co-written and directed by Salvador Simó, and produced by Manuel Cristobal. BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF TURTLES captures an early moment in the career of master surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel and his friend and new benefactor Ramón Acin, who set out to make the unexpected and ambitious documentary on the Las Hurdes region in Spain. The film is sold worldwide by Latido Films, and the all-rights deal was negotiated by GKIDS’ CEO and Founder Eric Beckman and Latido Films’ Antonio Saura.

“Luis Buñuel constantly pushed the visual and storytelling boundaries of cinema,” said GKIDS President David Jesteadt. “It’s only fitting that the story of such a unique and legendary artist would be told through animation, in a wonderful film that uses the medium to its full potential.”

In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker, BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES tells the true story of how Luis Buñuel made his second movie. Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel is left penniless after a scandal surrounding his film L’Age d’Or. However, his good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that, if he wins, he will pay for his next film. Incredibly, luck is on their side, and so they set out to make the movie, an ambitious documentary on the Las Hurdes region in Spain. Both a buddy adventure and fascinating episode of cinematic history, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles presents a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.

Groundbreaking Psychological Thriller “Perfect Blue” Makes Blu-ray Debut March 26th from Shout! Factory

Sophisticated yet unsettling, the groundbreaking psychological thriller Perfect Blue makes its North American Blu-ray debut March 26th, 2019 as part of a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

The directorial debut of acclaimed director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Millennium Actress), the critically-acclaimed Perfect Blue has frequently been hailed as one of the most important animated films of all time. This new Blu-ray edition features both a newly digitally remastered version of the film and an original definition presentation, as well as the new to home video bonus features Lectures by Satoshi Kon  and an Into the Blue featurette with new interviews. The bonus features also include the Angel of Your Heart  recording sessions, the full English version of Angel of Your Heart, interviews with the English cast and crew, and theatrical trailers and TV spots. Fans can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com

In Perfect Blue, rising pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go. Encouraged by her managers, Mima takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, when suddenly her handlers and collaborators begin turning up murdered. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of her former self, Mima’s reality and fantasy meld into a frenzied paranoia. As her stalker closes in, in person and online, the threat he poses is more real than even Mima knows, in this iconic psychological thriller.


Perfect Blue Bonus Features

  • NEW digital remastered presentation of the film
  • Original SD Version of Feature (Japanese mono Dolby Digital 2.0 with English subtitles)
  • NEW Lectures by Satoshi Kon featurette
  • NEW Into The Blue featurette – New Interviews
  • Angel of Your Heart Recording Sessions
  • Angel of Your Heart Full English Version
  • Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots—includes new trailers from US and UK re-releases
  • Cast and Crew Interviews

GKIDS Acquires Rights to OKKO’S INN from Kitaro Kosaka | In U.S. Theaters April 2019

Mid-Week Roundup: Night School Digital HD, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Perfect Blue, Okko's Inn, Labyrinth of the Turtles 3

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature OKKO’S INN, the new feature film from Studio Ghibli veteran animator Kitaro Kosaka. The film world premiered at the 2018 Annecy International Film Festival, and additionally played at Animation is Film this past October. GKIDS will release the film theatrically next year in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version.


OKKO’S INN follows Okko, who goes to live with her grandmother in the countryside after losing her parents. While she prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are playful ghosts who live there. However, only she can see them.


The all-rights deal was negotiated by David Jesteadt of GKIDS and Haruko Watanabe of GAGA Corporation.


“From the moment we saw Okko’s Inn at Annecy, we knew this was a film we wanted to share with audiences nationwide,” said David Jesteadt, president of GKIDS. “Director Kitaro Kosaka has made a film of effortless warmth and generosity of spirit, and that feels more necessary than ever.”


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