SUNDAY ROUNDUP: ALLEGIANT/CODE OF HONOR/BELLADONNA OF SADNESS/ART BASTARD/WE DO IT TOGETHER/TOP GUN AT 30

SUNDAY ROUNDUP: ALLEGIANT/CODE OF HONOR/BELLADONNA OF SADNESS/ART BASTARD/WE DO IT TOGETHER/TOP GUN AT 30 1

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Arrives On Digital HD 6/21 and 4K, Blu-ray & DVD 7/12

Tris and Four risk everything to save their world in the third installment of the worldwide hit franchise when The Divergent Series: Allegiant arrives on Digital HD on June 21 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), and On Demand July 12 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.

 

Directed by Robert Schwentke (The Divergent Series: Insurgent), written for the screen by Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner) and Adam Cooper (Exodus: Gods and Kings) & Bill Collage (Exodus: Gods and Kings), and based on the novel by Veronica Roth, The Divergent Series: Allegiant stars Golden Globe® nominee Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars) and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) as Tris and Four, alongside Jeff Daniels (The Martian), Miles Teller (Whiplash), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), Maggie Q (TV’s “Nikita”), Ray Stevenson (The Book of Eli), Bill Skarsgård (TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) with Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011) and two-time Best Actress Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts (21 Grams, 2003; The Impossible, 2012).

 

In this third exciting film in The Divergent Series, Tris and Four lead a team of rebels in a daring escape over the city wall—into a strange new world where they face a threat more dangerous than they ever imagined. Together, Tris and Four wage a furious battle for survival, fighting not only for their factions and loved ones, but for the future of an entire city in this dynamic, action-packed adventure.

 

The Blu-ray and Digital HD releases feature an in-depth look behind-the-scenes with six all-new featurettes plus audio commentary with producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. The Blu-ray is encoded in Dolby TrueHD and features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack, which delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. The Divergent Series: Allegiant will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively. For viewers who need to catch up on the series, the first two installments, The Divergent Series: Divergent and The Divergent Series: Insurgent, will be available on 4K Ultra Combo pack on July 12 as well.

 

BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio Commentary with Producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher
  • Six Featurettes:

o   Allegiant: Book to Film

o   Battle in the Bullfrog: The Stunts and Choreography Behind This Thrilling Sequence

o   Finding the Future: Effects & Technology

o   Characters in Conflict: The Motivations Behind the Film’s Antagonists

o   The Next Chapter: Cast & Characters

o   Building the Bureau

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio Commentary with producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher
  • Two Featurettes:

o   Allegiant: Book to Film

o   Battle in the Bullfrog: The Stunts and Choreography Behind This Thrilling Sequence

*Subject to change

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CODE OF HONOR On Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD July 5

Martial arts icon Steven Seagal tests his moral code in the action-packed Code of Honor on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD July 5 from Lionsgate. Code of Honor follows an ex-Special Ops agent as he protects his city from a vigilante. Currently available On Demand, the film also stars Craig Sheffer (Stand Up Guys), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise), Helena Mattsson (Iron Man 2), Griff Furst (Focus), Rafael Petardi (Angels & Demons), Michael Flynn (feature film debut), R.D. Call (Waterworld), and James Russo (Django Unchained).

 

When his family is killed in a drive-by shooting, Robert Sikes (Seagal), a former Special Ops operative, vows to rid his city of every last criminal. Sikes’s former protégé, FBI agent Porter (Sheffer), with help from a witness (Mattsson), tries to find his vigilante friend before the police — or the maniacal mobster Romano — are able to.

 

Code of Honor will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2015

Title Copyright: © 2015 Code of Honor Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for Strong Bloody Violence, Sexuality/Nudity, Some Language and Drug Use

Genre: Action

Blu-ray Closed-Captioned: NA

DVD Closed-Captioned: English

Blu-ray Subtitles: English and Spanish; English SDH

DVD Subtitles: English and Spanish

Feature Run Time: 106 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Cinelicious Pics: Belladonna Of Sadness On Blu-ray For July

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One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.S., BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism. The last film in the adult-themed Animerama trilogy produced by the godfather of Japanese anime & manga, Osamu Tezuka and directed by his long time collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto (ASTRO BOY and KIMBA THE WHITE LION), BELLADONNA unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolor paintings that bleed and twist together. An innocent young woman, Jeanne (voiced by Aiko Nagayama) is violently raped by the local lord on her wedding night. To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai, from Akira Kurosawa’s RAN) who appears as an erotic sprite and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire.

Extremely transgressive and not for the easily offended, BELLADONNA is fueled by a mindblowing Japanese psych rock soundtrack by noted avant-garde jazz composer Masahiko Satoh. The film has been newly restored by Cinelicious Pics using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements — and including over 8 minutes of surreal and explicit footage cut from the negative. On par with Rene Laloux’s FANTASTIC PLANET and Ralph Bakshi’s WIZARDS as an LSD-stoked 1970s head trip, BELLADONNA marks a major rediscovery for animation fans. If Led Zeppelin had a favorite film, this would be it. In other words, Stairway to Hell.

Bonus Features:

  • New Video Interviews with Director Eiichi Yamamoto, Art Director Kuni Fukai, and Composer Masahiko Satoh
  • Red Band Trailer
  • Green Band Trailer
  • Original Trailer
  • 16 page booklet

30th Anniversary release of TOP GUN on Digital HD includes all-new interviews with Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer

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The pop culture touchstone that captured the imagination of moviegoers around the world celebrates its 30th anniversary as TOP GUN arrives today on Digital HD from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  With loads of special features available digitally for the first time, the Digital HD release also includes brand new interviews with Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer recorded in 2016 to mark the film’s 30th anniversary.

Relive the action-packed thrill-ride and return to 1986 as Cruise and Bruckheimer share their memories of making the film and what it took to bring the story of an elite group of pilots competing to earn the title of “Top Gun” to the big screen.  Hear their personal stories as they reminisce about the challenges they faced and share their thoughts on the film’s enduring cultural impact.  Plus, discover what may lie ahead for Maverick.

 

TOP GUN was originally released on May 16, 1986 and ultimately earned a worldwide box office of over $350 million.  Tom Cruise is superb as the cocky but talented pilot Maverick and Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches him a few things you can’t learn in a classroom.  Featuring a sensational soundtrack with unforgettable songs including Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, the film also stars Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan.

 

TOP GUN is also available in a Limited Edition Blu-ray Combo Steelbook.  The Combo Pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film that can be redeemed through iTunes, along with the new interviews with Cruise and Bruckheimer.

 

ART BASTARD – Film About Famed NYC Artist Moves to June 3rd

ART BASTARD, the tale of a rebel who never fit into today’s art world…yet has become one of its most provocative, rabble-rousing characters nevertheless, is now hitting theaters on JUNE 3rd in NYC and JUNE 17th in Los Angeles.

‘WE DO IT TOGETHER’ featuring Robin Wright, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche

WE DO IT TOGETHER, the non-profit production company dedicated to finance and produce female driven films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media has announced its first feature film entitled: Together Now – a omnibus of short films created by internationally renowned luminaries. Each segment will pair a female director with a prominent actress in a lead role to tell an inspiring story.

Golden Globe® Winner Robin Wright (House of Cards, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Catherine Hardwicke (Miss You Already, Twilight, Thirteen), Katia Lund (City of God, All The Invisible Children), Patricia Riggen (Miracles From Heaven, The 33), Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda), Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name Of) and Melina Matsoukas (Rihanna’s We Found Love, Beyoncé’s Formation) are confirmed to each direct a short in Together Now. Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Academy Award® Winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat) will each star in one of the seven shorts. Carol Polakoff, Shelby Stone and Chiara Tilesi will produce the film.

Production of the film is set to begin in July this year with principal photography taking place in various international locations. All profits generated through the film’s release will be reinvested back to the non-profit production company.

The goal of Together Now is to empower women both creatively in front and behind the camera and to implement a clear action plan that will contribute towards closing down the gender gap in a male dominated industry.

“We are so privileged and excited to have some of the most intelligent and creative artists be part of the first WE DO IT TOGETHER feature film project” said founder Chiara Tilesi. “The goal is to take immediate steps to generate fresh new content that is both insightful and entertaining in order to tell our own stories in our own ways.  If we dream it together, we do it together.”

“I am honored to join We Do It Together as they build a platform for women to create and share stories.” adds director Robin Wright. “The amount of knowledge and ideas are endless. I am thrilled to witness this movement and watch them bring their goals into fruition. It is with great pleasure to announce I will be collaborating with WDIT on my own short on subject that I am deeply passionate about. I look forward to making a mark for women in film.”

As part of the new announcement, the following industry leaders will join the previously announced WE DO IT TOGETHER advisory board: Golden Globe® Winner Robin Wright, Academy Award® Winner Jodie Foster, Grammy Award Winning songwriter Diane Warren, director-actress Valeria Golino (Rain Main), Marvel’s EVP Victoria Alonso, producer Keri Selig, actress Leonor Varela, producer Lucas Akoskin, CAA talent agent Cameron Mitchell, producer Paula Vaccaro, and entertainment attorney Orly Ravid.

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