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Movie and Home Video News Roundup: September 1st, 2019

Movie and Home Video News Roundup: September 1st, 2019

Aeronauts

Amazon Studios / THE AERONAUTS gets a Trailer & Poster

Aeronauts

Amazon Studios will release THE AERONAUTS in theaters on December 6, 2019

Available on Prime Video December 20, 2019

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

Directed by Tom Harper

Story by Tom Harper and Jack Thorne

Screenplay by Jack Thorne

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

 

101 Minutes

Buckle up for what has to be the wildest tell-all behind the scenes peek into action movie history: FROM THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN TO THE HALLS OF HOLLYWOOD!

Streets of Brooklyn movie

Buckle up for what has to be the wildest tell-all behind the scenes peek into action movie history: Prolific stuntman and stunt coordinator Steven Lambert’s brand new thrill-a-second book has just been published and is bursting at the seams with incredible, can-hardly-believe it stories never before told until now!

FROM THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN TO THE HALLS OF HOLLYWOOD chronicles the nearly impossible to fathom origin and rise of self-proclaimed “punk kid from Brooklyn” Lambert, who trained in the martial arts before becoming an in-demand stuntman in the final golden age of Hollywood, as he went from glory to glory, working with and beside screen legends such as Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sho Kosugi, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Ford, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, and James Woods, and filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, and Roland Emmerich, and the infamous producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus of the infamous Cannon Group.

Lambert relates his unfathomable adventures of putting his life on the line for death-defying stunts in films such as Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) where he literally hung from the Statue of Liberty without a harness, doubling Sho Kosugi, the original screen ninja, in films such as Revenge of the Ninja (1983) and Ninja III: The Domination (1984), witnessing the meltdowns and bad behavior from Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn on Racing With the Moon (1984) while doubling Penn, being present during the now-mythic behind-the-scenes fight between “Judo” Gene LeBell and Steven Seagal on the set of Out for Justice, working and boarding the immense production of Titanic (1997) and being a part of the mayhem, Lambert’s tales are as tall as they come … except they’re all true!

At a break-neck pace you can’t imagine, Lambert’s chapter-esque book tells it all, with a uniquely authentic style all his own, and with the inside look you’ve always wished you could see and read, FROM THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN TO THE HALLS OF HOLLYWOOD is truly a one-in-a-lifetime reading experience, the kind of story Hollywood can only dream of adapting into a movie someday because it’s just that incredible.

FROM THE STREETS OF BROOKLYN TO THE HALLS OF HOLLYWOOD is now available to purchase directly from Amazon.

Cult Epics presents John Aes-Nihil’s MANSON FAMILY MOVIES re-issue with bonus disc “Sharon Tate Home Movies” as a 2 Disc DVD set on August 13, 2019

Cult Epics presents on the 50th Anniversary of the Manson Family Murders the long out-of-print MANSON FAMILY MOVIES with new bonus disc “Sharon Tate Home Movies” as a 2 Disc DVD set with Slipcase limited to first 1000 copies. Proceeding the release is the CHARLES MANSON EXHIBIT at Lethal Amounts in Los Angeles from the collection of John Aes-Nihil, August 8TH – until late September, curated by Nico B.

Manson Family Movies

Synopsis: Manson Family Movies is a painstaking recreation of the daily lives of the members of Manson’s cult, from the banal to the brutal. Filmed on the actual locations where the family lived and killed, filmmaker John Aes-Nihil blends dramatic footage with real recordings of the Manson family singing and performing music to chilling, gritty effect and audacious authenticity. “Manson Family Movies is a primitive, obsessional, fetishistic tribute to mayhem, murder and madness.” – John Waters

PREY Arrives in Theaters and VOD September 27

This horror-thriller from Blumhouse & Hyde Park with Director Franck Khalfoun (Amityville: The Awakening) follows Toby Burns (Logan Miller), a millennial coldly floating through life and disconnected from his family. After his father is tragically killed in a carjacking, Toby is left stricken with guilt. He is begrudgingly enrolled in a “Lost and Found” program, in which he will spend three days and three nights on a remote jungle island. Toby soon finds that this “uninhabited” island is not so lonely when he meets a mysterious girl named Madeleine (Kristine Froseth). It soon becomes clear that neither of them are safe here and time is running out. Someone or SOMETHING bloodthirsty lurks in the jungle, and Toby must find a way off this island before becoming its PREY…

FILM INFORMATION:
Distribution Company: Cinedigm
Theatrical/VOD Release Date:  September 27, 2019
Written by: David Coggeshall, Franck Khalfoun
Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
Starring: Logan Miller, Kristine Froseth
Running Time: 85 minutes
Rating: PG-13

Tone-Deaf arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital October 22

Tone Deaf

It won’t be a quiet death when Tone-Deaf arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital October 22 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. An entertaining, over-the-top genre bender, the home invasion thriller has been called “pure insanity” by Film Threat and was an official selection of SXSW 2019. The “unflinchingly brutal” (Boston Hassle) film stars Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew. Written and directed by Richard Bates, Jr., the Tone-Deaf Blu-ray and DVD will include a making-of featurette, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
After being dumped by both her boss and her boyfriend, Olive (Amanda Crew) flees the city for the weekend and rents an ornate country house from an old-fashioned widower named Harvey (Robert Patrick). She’s hoping for a few days of peace. What she gets is a weekend of sheer terror, as Olive awakens Harvey’s darkest urges—and is plunged into a blood-soaked fight for her life.

BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “The Struggle Is Real: Making Tone-Deaf” Featurette

CAST
Robert Patrick             Terminator 2: Judgment Day, TV’s “The X-Files,” “True Blood”
Amanda Crew             TV’s “Silicon Valley”

‘SHAKIRA IN CONCERT: EL DORADO WORLD TOUR’ in Theaters 11/13, Tickets Available Now

Trafalgar Releasing today announced that they will bring Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour to cinemas worldwide for a one-night event on November 13 with encore screenings to follow in select locations. The film is due to be shown in more than 2000 theatres in over 60 countries, underlining Shakira’s status as a truly global icon.

Following the hugely successful release of international superstar Shakira’s album El Dorado – which earned her a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album – she returned to the world stage with her most celebrated show yet, performing recent smashes such as Chantaje and La Bicicleta as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including Hips Don’t Lie, Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) and Estoy Aqui, to sold out stadiums and arenas across the planet.

Directed by Shakira and James Merryman, the film relives the thrilling show on the big screen and, through documentary footage and Shakira’s own words, highlights what it took to bring the career-highlight show to 22 countries and nearly a million fans, after having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury in November 2017.

The stunning concert footage was predominantly filmed at Shakira’s triumphant Los Angeles show in August 2018, which had Los Angeles Times raving, “Shakira’s show at the Forum had the feel of a hero’s return” with further scenes shot throughout the US, Europe and Latin America.

Marc Allenby, CEO of Trafalgar Releasing has said: “Trafalgar Releasing are really excited to be bringing to cinemas this incredible story, which illustrates Shakira’s determination and drive from her vocal cord injury through to bringing her amazing El Dorado shows to almost a million fans around the world. Through a mixture of behind the scenes, Shakira’s own words and the hit fuelled shows, this film will bring together Shakira fans everywhere to celebrate her 20 year+ career.”

“This was one of the most memorable tours of my career. After I recovered my voice, my fans inspired me to get back onstage as they always do, and it’s pretty surreal to be reliving it with them now in over 60 countries in theaters throughout the world. I know they’ve been asking on my socials for this concert film and now it’s finally ready, so I hope it will be something to remember both for me and all those who have supported me throughout the years.”
– Shakira, August 2019

The event will be screened in cinemas around the world on November 13 with encore screenings in select locations. Tickets are on-sale now at Shakira.film, where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters and sign up for event alerts.

New Trailer for THE DEAD CENTER, Arrives in Theaters & 4K Digital 10/11. On Blu-ray & DVD 10/15

 

ARROW FILMS is pleased to make available the International trailer for THE DEAD CENTER, the brand-new thriller from “a masterful new voice in terror” (Nerdist), Billy Senese, director of the acclaimed A Frankenstein Story. Helmed by genre stalwart Shane Carruth, the creator of Primer and Upstream Color, THE DEAD CENTER is a unique tale of existential terror that explores the demons that live inside of all of us. The film features exceptional supporting performances from Jeremy Childs (Preacher) and Poorna Jagannathan (Big Little Lies).

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In further news, ARROW FILMS is also delighted to announce that they have acquired world-wide rights to the film. Fran Simeoni, Arrow’s Director of Content and Distribution, had this to say:

“We have had a fantastic experience working on THE DEAD CENTER with Billy, from the trade and critical response to fans and our own enjoyment of building the campaign and assets. It’s always a gift to be able to work on films you enjoy and that offer so many opportunities and this has been a pleasure to do so in collaboration with Billy. To extend our investment on the film to a global level was the next logical step and we look forward to bringing the film to more audiences.”

Director / Producer Billy Senese adds:

“My relationship with Arrow began with them acquiring the rights to my film, THE DEAD CENTER, in a few of the larger territories. But as we worked closely together on the release, I knew I was in the right place. It was a natural transition to lock in a worldwide deal with them. They’ve shown a true investment in my film. Not only with the money side of things, but with their time and care. They are curators. As a filmmaker, this is very important to me. Being with Arrow has been a great partnership, and I look forward to our upcoming release.”

The Dead Center will be released in UK and US Cinemas, and on 4k Digital HD, on October 11, 2019 and available to buy on DVD & Blu-ray from October 14. Pre-order the Blu-ray here: http://bit.ly/DEADCENTER.

SYNOPSIS
WHEN JOHN DOE ROSE FROM THE DEAD, HE BROUGHT SOMETHING BACK.

When a very dead suicide victim (Jeremy Childs, Preacher, Nashville) disappears from the morgue, it sets in motion a chain of events that has the power to immolate everything, and everyone, it touches.

Troubled psychiatrist Daniel Forrester (Shane Carruth, Primer, Upstream Color) is drawn to help a mysterious patient who is brought to the emergency psych ward in a catatonic state with no memory of how he reached the hospital. As if to exorcise his own demons, the doctor feverishly tries to break through to his mysterious patient. But as a spate of mysterious deaths shake the ward to its core, Forrester comes to suspect that there is more to his new ward than meets the eye. As he comes to realize what he’s unleashed, a desperate race against the forces of evil threatens to swallow him whole.

The Dead Center is a smart supernatural thriller that explores the demons that live inside all of us from writer-director Billy Senese, recently hailed as a “masterful new voice in terror” (Nerdist).
Be sure to follow us at https://www.facebook.com/ArrowVideo/, @ArrowFilmsVideo Twitter and @arrowvideo Instagram for future updates and news on the release.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Runtime:         93 mins approx. (DVD and BD)
Certification:  18

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
  • 5.1 DTS-HD master audio and lossless stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Commentary with writer-director Billy Senese, producer-actor Shane Carruth and co-star Jeremy Childs
  • Commentary with writer-director Billy Senese, producers Denis Deck and Jonathan Rogers, and cinematographer Andy Duensing
  • A Walk Through The Dead Center, an in-depth making-of documentary featuring new interviews with writer-director Billy Senese, producer-actor Shane Carruth, cinematographer Andy Duensing, and many others revisiting the locations and discussing the production
  • Nine deleted scenes, including an alternate ending
  • On-set interviews with actors Shane Carruth and Poorna Jagannathan
  • Head-Casting with Jeremy Childs, a brief look at the creation of the make-up effects seen in the climax of the film
  • Intruder, a short film from 2011 directed by Billy Senese and starring Jeremy Childs
  • The Suicide Tapes, the original short film from 2010 directed by Senese and starring Childs that later inspired The Dead Center
  • Midnight Radio Theater, six chilling radio plays (“Insomnia”, “The Long Weekend”, “Disposable Life”, “The Suicide Tapes”, “The Woman In The Basement”, “Blood Oath”, “Flu”) written, produced and directed by Billy Senese
  • Theatrical trailer and teasers
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jamie Graham

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Cohen Film Collection brings QUARTET to DVD and Blu-ray on September 24th

Quartet movie

Charles S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Cohen Media Group, today announced that Cohen Film Collection will release QUARTET, Merchant Ivory’s classic drama of sexual intrigue starring Isabelle Adjani, Alan Bates and Maggie Smith, on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as digital platforms, on September 24, 2019.
QUARTET, originally released in 1981 and now restored for Cohen Film Collection’s deluxe home video release, is based on the novel by acclaimed author Jean Rhys. Isabelle Adjani (The Story of Adele H., Possession) won the 1981 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for her performance as the vulnerable but complicated West Indian Marya, who, after her shady husband Stephan (Anthony Higgins, The Draughtsman’s Contract, Malice in Wonderland) is imprisoned, finds shelter in the home of a manipulative and lecherous English art patron (Alan Bates, King of Hearts, Women in Love) and his painter wife (Oscar winner Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie).
The twisted dynamic that develops between this trio plays out against a stunning re-creation of the golden age of 1920s Paris and its café culture and extravagant nightlife. In adapting Jean Rhys’ 1928 autobiographical novel, producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory – working with their longtime screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and César-winning cinematographer Pierre Lhomme – achieved an artistic breakthrough that remains one of the finest works of the team behind such acclaimed and distinguished films as Howard End, The Remains of the Day, A Room with a View and The Bostonians.
Andrew Sarris, the dean of American film critics, wrote in The Village Voice, “QUARTET is a brilliantly articulated expression and a lively entertainment to boot.” “Powerhouse acting infuses [the film] with depth and meaning,” wrote Life magazine. “The direction, intimate yet retaining a sense of distance, is true both to Rhys and to Ivory,” said Time Out London. The New York Post’s Archer Winsten, raved, “QUARTET must be ranked as one of the few excellent movies of this year.”
The QUARTET Blu-ray and DVD both contain a wealth of bonus material, including “The Making of QUARTET: A Conversation with James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme,” two new interviews with director James Ivory, conversations with the filmmakers, the film’s original trailer and the restoration trailer.

John Wick Road Trip Hits the Road in August and September

Get set for pedal-to-the-metal excitement as the John Wick Road Trip hits the road in August and September. On display will be John Wick’s hottest rides (including the Ford Mustang from the first two movies and a Zero DSR motorcycle from John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum), a traveling museum of John Wick memorabilia, and much more – all specially curated to create a unique and unforgettable fan experience.

The iconic Mustang from the first two installments of the John Wick franchise, as well as the motorcycle from John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, will travel across the Midwest and East Coast from August 31 to September 18 to visit select Best Buy Stores, NASCAR events, and the Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings NFL game. Fans will have the opportunity to take a photo with the Mustang, escape an army of assassins with a John Wick motorcycle green screen, check out real props from the films, and experience the John Wick universe in person. They’ll even be given a chance to win fun John Wick swag. Full details and location information can be found at JohnWickRoadTrip.com

JOHN WICK ROAD TRIP ROUTE

  • NASCAR Darlington Raceway Series                 8/31 – 9/1                    Darlington, SC
  • Best Buy                                                               9/3                               Alpharetta, GA
  • Best Buy                                                               9/4                               Buford, GA
  • NASCAR Indianapolis Motor Speedway Series  9/6 – 9/8                      Indianapolis, IN
  • Best Buy                                                               9/10                             Minneapolis, MN
  • Best Buy                                                               9/12                             Burbank, IL
  • Best Buy                                                               9/13                             Downers Grove, IL
  • NFL: Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings 9/15                             Green Bay, WI
  • Best Buy                                                               9/17                             Mayfield Heights, OH
  • Best Buy                                                               9/18                             Reynoldsburg, OH

 

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Amazon Studios / THE AERONAUTS gets a Trailer & Poster Amazon Studios will release THE AERONAUTS in theaters on December 6, 2019 Available on Prime Vid

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