News Roundup: Second Act, The Prodigy, Blue Underground Spring DVDs, Ernie Kovacs, Captain Underpants

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Jennifer Lopez Stars in SECOND ACT Available on Digital 3/12 and Blu-ray & DVD 3/26

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Jennifer Lopez (Maid in Manhattan, “Shades of Blue”) returns to the big screen and proves it’s never too late to pursue your dreams in the hilarious and relatable romantic comedy, Second Act, coming to Digital on March 12, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 26, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From the director of 50 First Dates and Get Smart,Second Act is a heartfelt comedy that will inspire and empower audiences of all ages to reach for their biggest dreams. With an honest and moving performance from Jennifer Lopez, the film also features Lopez’s latest single “Limitless” and stars an incredible supporting cast including Leah Remini (“The King of Queens,” “Kevin Can Wait”), Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Switch, High School Musical franchise) and Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us,” “Gilmore Girls”).

Maya (Lopez) is a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations of not having achieved more in life. As an experienced, quick-witted, perceptive employee, she is passed over for a promotion solely because she doesn’t have a college degree. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.

Filled with funny and genuine moments from beginning to end, Second Act “delivers smiles for miles” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital, packed with special bonus content including funny and insightful commentary from the cast and filmmakers as well as entertaining featurettes that will take viewers behind the scenes of this incredibly thoughtful romantic comedy.


  • Connecting with Milo Ventimiglia – See how Jennifer Lopez and Milo Ventimiglia connected on and off screen in this behind-the-scenes piece.
  • The Empowering Women of Second Act– Get an inside look at how the women of Second Act empowered and supported each other.
  • Friendship On and Off Screen – See how real life best friends Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini had fun on set and how their real chemistry played on screen.
  • Working with the Ones You Love – Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the whole cast had fun while filming Second Act.

Second Act will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

Orion Pictures’ THE PRODIGY Starring Taylor Schilling has a new clip!

Unspeakable horror awaits in the New Clip for THE PRODIGY. Starring Taylor Schilling, THE PRODIGY follows a mother (Schilling) who must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect her son Miles (Jackson Robert Scott) in favor of investigating what – or who – is causing his dark turn. Find out what’s wrong with Miles in theaters nationwide February 8th!

BLUE UNDERGROUND New Release Announcement – May 28, 2019

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Order Due Date: April 23, 2019

Street Date: May 28, 2019


…the story of her journey into perversion


Marie Liljedahl (the luscious star of INGA) is Eugenie, an innocent young woman taken to an island paradise where she is initiated into a world of pleasure and pain controlled by the sinister Dolmance (the legendary Christopher Lee). But when she surrenders to her own forbidden fantasies, Eugenie becomes trapped in a frenzy of drugs, sadomasochism and murder. Can a frightened girl in the grip of carnal perversion find sanctuary in the orgies of the depraved?


Jack Taylor (SUCCUBUS) and Maria Rohm (MARQUIS DE SADE’S JUSTINE) co-star in this legendary erotic classic from Jess Franco, the infamous director of VAMPYROS LESBOS and VENUS IN FURS. Based on the notorious novel Philosophy in the Boudoir by the Marquis de Sade, this rarely seen shocker is presented completely uncut in a beautiful new 4K transfer, and remains one of the most controversial explorations of extreme sexuality in European cinema history!




Extra Features / Sell Points

· Perversion Stories – Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers, and Stars Marie Liljedahl & Christopher Lee

· Stephen Thrower on EUGENIE – Interview with the author of “Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco”

· Theatrical Trailer

· Poster & Still Gallery


Sell Points:

· Jess Franco’s erotic masterpiece is now available in a newly Remastered Special Edition DVD!

· Brand new 4K High Definition transfer from the original uncensored camera negative

· Directed by Jess Franco (VAMPYROS LESBOS, VENUS IN FURS)

· Written & produced by Harry Alan Towers (THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU, THE MANGLER), based on Philosophy in the Boudoir by the Marquis de Sade

· Starring Marie Liljedhal (INGA, DORIAN GRAY), Maria Rohm (MARQUIS DE SADE’S JUSTINE, 99 WOMEN), Jack Taylor (SUCCUBUS, THE NINTH GATE), Paul Muller (LADY FRANKENSTEIN, EUGENIE DE SADE), and the legendary Christopher Lee (COUNT DRACULA, THE LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy)

· Features an amazing score composed by Bruno Nicolai (THE BLOODY JUDGE, THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS)

· “EUGENIE Is Franco’s Masterpiece!”Horrorview

· “Enough Nudity, Decadence, And Pretty People Doing Awful Things To Satisfy The Vast Majority Of Franco Fans!”All Movie

· “A Very Erotic Film… A Serious Attempt To Grapple With Some Of De Sade’s Ideas!” Cult Movie Reviews

· “If De Sade Were Alive Today, I Have A Feeling He Would Approve Of Franco’s Adaptation!”DVD Drive-In


National Comedy Center To Celebrate Ernie Kovacs with Never-Before-Seen Centennial Exhibit

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The National Comedy Center will celebrate the centennial year of legendary comedy innovator Ernie Kovacs with the acquisition and display of never-before-seen material and rare artifacts courtesy of the comedian’s estate. The acquisition and exhibit were announced today – on Ernie Kovacs’ 100th birthday – by the National Comedy Center and Kovacs estate executive Josh Mills.
The Ernie Kovacs Collection is comprised of one-of-a-kind creative material that offers a glimpse into one of comedy’s most inventive minds. The Collection includes notes and sketches in Kovacs’ own hand, annotated scripts, candid backstage photography, screen-used props and wardrobe, personal effects, and rare production documents that chronicle the career of Ernie Kovacs, who has been called “Television’s Original Genius,” as well as the history of the early television industry. National Comedy Center archivists, in collaboration with the Kovacs estate, recently identified the material, which was personally retained by Ernie Kovacs and his wife/creative collaborator, Edie Adams, and had been packed away since Kovacs’ untimely 1962 death at the age of 42.
“The Ernie Kovacs Centennial Exhibit” will debut in August 2019, during the National Comedy Center’s annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. The installation will showcase never-before-exhibited creative papers, rare audiovisual content and original, screen-used artifacts from Kovacs’ influential 1950s and early 1960s television shows and specials. The Festival week (August 7-11) will also feature a panel event honoring Kovacs’ art and legacy.
“We are so pleased to partner with the National Comedy Center to celebrate Ernie Kovacs’ centennial,” said Josh Mills, executive for the Kovacs estate and son of actress/comedienne Edie Adams, who was Kovacs’ wife, co-star, and creative collaborator. “Most of this material has never been exhibited before, so it’s an unprecedented, first-hand look at Ernie’s comedic genius and his unique approach to his work.”
“Ernie Kovacs’ pioneering comedic spirit has influenced generations of comedians and entertainers,” said Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Executive Director. “We are honored and thrilled to present our visitors with this wonderful opportunity to learn about, and be inspired by, one of the true legends of comedy, as we showcase his archives in this very special exhibit.”
Ernie Kovacs influenced generations of comedic artists including Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Andy Kaufman, and laid the groundwork for the creation of franchises as diverse as Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,Saturday Night Live, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and The Muppet Show. His pioneering approach to television was noteworthy for its improvisational and spontaneous style, often featuring experimental visual effects and blackout gags, as well as a propensity to break the “fourth wall,” bringing the cameras behind the scenes, into the studio control room and onto the streets. Kovacs was killed at the age of 42, at the height of his popularity, in an automobile accident. His posthumous 1962 Emmy Award is currently on view in the National Comedy Center’s galleries.
George Schlatter, the pioneering producer behind TV’s Laugh-In and National Comedy Center advisory board member, found a mentor and close friend in Ernie Kovacs: “Ernie saw life differently than the rest of us. The idea that TV is a playpen – not work, but just play – permeated his work. He was an original; he was not another anything. The National Comedy Center’s exhibit will be an opportunity for visitors to watch him closely, enjoy what he does, and learn.” Schlatter attended the grand opening of the National Comedy Center in August 2018, along with his wife, Jolene Brand, an actress who appeared alongside Ernie Kovacs in several of his landmark television specials in the 1960s.
The Kovacs exhibit joins rare artifacts and creative material already on display at the National Comedy Center from the likes of artists and creators including George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Charlie Chaplin, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Lily Tomlin, Phyllis Diller, and Rodney Dangerfield, in addition to over 50 state-of-the-art interactive and immersive exhibits.
The Ernie Kovacs Archive is the latest acquisition for the National Comedy Center, which houses creative papers from comedy innovators including George Carlin, Lucille Ball, Shelley Berman, Lenny Bruce and Rose Marie, among others.

NEW TRAILER DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Season 2 Premieres Friday, February 8th Only On Netflix!

Based on the epic books by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants is back for a second season with more adventures for George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two best friends who’ve bonded through their love of pranking, comic books and being the thorns in Principal Krupp’s side. In Season 2, George and Harold must try to keep their grades up in order to go to summer camp! But with Principal Krupp sent away, will they come out on top in a school run by Melvin and a Cyborg Melvin from the future? All new episodes of DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants debut exclusively on Netflix February 8, 2019.

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