WEEKEND ROUND-UP: STAR WARS, THE WITCH, BLING

WEEKEND ROUND-UP: STAR WARS, THE WITCH, BLING 1

THE WITCH COMES TO BLU-RAY on MAY 17TH, 2016.

The Witch, the ground-breaking horror film “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes and winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, will be available on May 17 on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) from Lionsgate. A Puritan family banished to the edge of the known wilderness suspects an unseen, unspeakable evil is at work after the disappearance of one of their five children. Drawing from actual accounts of witchcraft and possession in New England, the critically acclaimed film features authentic settings and a creepy atmosphere. From debut writer-director Robert Eggers and theatrically released by A24 Films, The Witch stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Viking Quest), Ralph Ineson (Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Katie Dickie (TV’s “Game of Thrones”).

 

New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with their five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. The Witch is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey to an inescapable evil.

 

Featuring audio commentary with the director, a behind-the-scenes featurette and more, The Witch will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus digital) for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98.

 

BLU-RAY/ DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio Commentary with Director Robert Eggers
  • “The Witch: A Primal Folklore” Featurette
  • Salem Panel Q&A
  • Design Gallery

*Subject to change

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2015

Title Copyright: The Witch © 2015 Witch Movie, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for Disturbing Violent Content and Graphic Nudity

Genre: Horror, Suspense

Closed Captioned:  NA

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 92 minutes

BD Format: 1080p High Definition16x9 Widescreen (1.66:1)

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.66:1)

BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS HD-MA

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS HAS AN ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURE ON iTUNES.

iTunes Extras is the ultimate way for fans to get instant access to a film’s bonus content — along with any additional Extras content, like ‘Dressing the Galaxy,’ that becomes available even after the film’s initial digital release.  
For Costume Designer Michael Kaplan and his team there were many elements to be considered with designing the look for Daisy Ridley as Rey. “We knew she was going to be in a world of men doing things like climbing and dealing with rocket parts and living this Spartan life, so we had to make her practical, but we also wanted a glimmer of femininity about her,” says Kaplan. “I also knew there were going to be sandstorms and dust, so I wanted the character to be in light colors. It also felt right for her emotionally and for the desert. It also felt very Star Wars especially when you look back at Luke and Leia.”
Continuing, he says, “We eventually gave her a wrap, which could protect her face against dust storms. Everything is there for a reason, but it gives her a very beautiful image when all the pieces are put together. Rey wears the costume throughout the film, although we had 25 copies made and about 12 pairs of boots.”
We first encounter Rey as she rides across the desert on this large, almost tractor-like speeder, her face covered with her wrap and goggles. It is intentional that audiences won’t know whether she’s a man, woman or even an alien.  “J.J. [Abrams] wanted her to be mysterious,” continues Kaplan “So she has this frog mouth and strange goggles. You really don’t know what you’re looking at, and then as she unwraps her face you see that it’s this young girl. Fans can learn more about the origins of Rey’s goggles when they check out “Dressing the Galaxy.”

BLING OPENS IN SELECT THEATERS ON MAY 6TH, 2016.

Featuring the voice talents of Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,), Jennette McMcurdy (“iCarly”, “Sam & Cat”), Carla Gugino (Spy Kids) and James Woods  (“Justice League Action,” Hercules) and distributed by Momentum Pictures and produced by DigiArt in association with Digital Idea and Celsius Entertainment. BLING follows the tale of lowly theme park mechanic Sam whose plan to marry the girl of his dreams is thwarted by a super villain. It is up to him and his team of superhero robots to save the city. Can this accident-prone amusement park mechanic get back his ring, stop the villain, and win the girl before it’s too late?

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