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I SAW THE LIGHT debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital July 5

May 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

“See it for the magnificent Tom Hiddleston, who honors Hank Williams’ greatness.”
~ Stephanie Zacharek, TIME

“Few movies work their way into an artist’s soul like director Marc Abraham’s drama about Hank Williams.” ~Joe Neumaier, WOR RADIO

I SAW THE LIGHT

Tom Hiddleston Stars as Legendary Country Music Icon Hank Williams

Debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital July 5

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 23, 2016) – Tom Hiddleston (Thor & The Avengers franchises) gives a critically-acclaimed performance as the iconic, tormented singer-songwriter Hank Williams in Sony Pictures Classics’ and RatPac Entertainment’s I SAW THE LIGHT, debuting on Blu-ray®, DVD and digital July 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Williams revolutionized country music with his raw charisma, haunting voice and original songs, creating one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. I SAW THE LIGHT, written and directed by Marc Abraham, chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life, leading to his untimely death at age 29. The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as William’s first wife Audrey, Cherry Jones (“24”), Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”), Maddie Hasson (“Twisted”), Wrenn Schmidt (“Boardwalk Empire”) and David Krumholtz (This Is The End).

Bonus features on the I SAW THE LIGHT Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases include two featurettes. Fans can go behind-the-scenes to explore the making of this intimate and gripping portrait of a musical icon in “Illuminating A Legend: Inside I Saw The Light,” while in “Talking Hank,” Hiddleston and multi-Grammy winner, member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and musical director Rodney Crowell sit down with Peter Cooper from The Country Music Hall of Fame to discuss Hank Williams, his music and how Tom prepared to portray the musical visionary. Also included are acoustic performances of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Move It On Over,” and “Long Gone Lonesome Blues.” Exclusive Blu-ray and digital extras include 10 deleted scenes with introductions from the director Marc Abraham and the featurette “A Night in Nashville: Premiere and Musical Performance by Tom Hiddleston,” where fans join the cast on the red carpet for the Nashville premiere and attend the exclusive after party where Tom Hiddleston performed classic Hank Williams tunes.

Synopsis:
I SAW THE LIGHT is the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, and Wrenn Schmidt.

Written and Directed by Marc Abraham and based on the book “Hank Williams: The Biography” by Colin Escott with George Merritt and William MacEwen, I SAW THE LIGHT was produced by Brett Ratner, Aaron L. Gilbert, Marc Abraham and G. Marq Roswell; with Patty Long, Jason Cloth, John Raymonds and James Packer serving as executive producers.

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Bonus Materials Include:
§ Two Featurettes:
o “Illuminating A Legend: Inside I Saw The Light”
o “Talking Hank”
§ Commentary with Director Marc Abraham*

Blu-ray & Digital Exclusive Materials Include:
§ Deleted Scenes
§ “A Night in Nashville: Premiere and Musical Performance by Tom Hiddleston” featurette

* Commentary available digitally on iTunes only.

I SAW THE LIGHT has a run time of approximately 123 minutes and is rated R for some language and brief sexuality/nudity.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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Guernica Available on DVD and Digital August 2

May 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean) & María Valverde (Exodus) Star in the War Drama

GUERNICA

Available on DVD and Digital August 2

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 23, 2016) – Experience the epic action, history and romance of GUERNICA, available on DVD and Digital August 2, 2016 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by award-winning Spanish filmmaker Koldo Serra (Bosque de sombras, El tren de la bruja), this riveting war drama stars James D’Arcy (TV’s “Agent Carter,” Cloud Atlas) as Henry, an American news correspondent living in 1930’s Spain. When the Basque village of Guernica comes under attack by Hitler’s Condor Legion, Henry’s fate become inextricably linked with a local government official, played by María Valverde (Exodus: Gods and Kings). Co-starring Jack Davenport (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Pirates of the Caribbean series), Burn Gorman (Crimson Peak, The Dark Knight Rises) and Ingrid García-Jonsson (Sweet Home, Beautiful Youth), GUERNICA was shot on location in Spain and brings to life the tragic events immortalized in Pablo Picasso’s painting “Guernica.” Movie lovers and history buffs alike won’t want to miss this sweeping tale when it arrives on DVD and Digital with exclusive deleted and extended scenes.

Synopsis: 1937 Spain: lines are being drawn, sides are being chosen… and the world will never be the same. As the citizens of the village of Guernica live with the day-to-day realities of the Civil War, an American journalist (James D’Arcy) secretly joins forces with a local press-office censor (María Valverde) to work against the stringent restrictions that are becoming more common. But everything changes when German forces attack the town, and the freedom of the press becomes a vital weapon. Based on the historical events of the bombing that set the stage for World War II.

GUERNICA was written by Carlos Clavijo (La presa, TV’s “Nuevos cómicos”) and Barney Cohen (TV’s “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter). It was produced by Jose Alba and Daniel Dreifuss.

It has a run time of 111 minutes and is rated R for war violence, brief nudity and language.

DVD and Digital Bonus Material:
· Deleted and Extended Scenes

 

Kino Lorber Releases Rabin, The Last Day on Blu-ray & DVD

May 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

“Powerful, Political, Provocative.”
– Indiewire

“I hope a lot of Americans see this film — for the warning it offers…”
– Thomas Friedman, The New York Times

“Both a political thriller and a work of conscience.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

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New York, NY — May 23, 2016 — Kino Lorber is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of RABIN, THE LAST DAY, the latest film from award-winning Israeli director Amos Gitai (Kippur, Yom Yom). Delving deep into the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, Gitai paints an unflinching portrait of his home country, managing to blend the tension of a political thriller with a documentary feel by integrating archival footage to the narrative.

RABIN, THE LAST DAY was released theatrically by Kino Lorber earlier this year, opening at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinema in January before moving on to engagements in key national markets including Los Angeles, Miami, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Washington DC, among others. The film was an Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, won the Golden Mouse and Human Rights Nights Awards at the Venice Film Festival, and also won the Special Jury Award at the Seville European Film Festival.

Synopsis:
On the evening of Saturday, November 4th, 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated with three bullets at the end of a political rally in the center of Tel-Aviv. His killer, apprehended at the scene, was a 25-year-old student (and observant Jew). The following investigation reveals a frightening world that made this killing possible: a subculture of hate fueled by hysterical rhetoric, paranoia and political intrigue.

In RABIN, THE LAST DAY, acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai (Kadosh) masterfully combines staged re-enactments with actual news footage of the shooting (and its aftermath) to create a thought-provoking political thriller with ongoing relevance today.

RABIN, THE LAST DAY
Director: Amos Gitai
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 28, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95

Technical Specs:
1.85:1, 1920x1080p (Blu-Ray) 16×9 (DVD) | 156 minutes
Hebrew with optional English subtitles | 5.1 Surround | Color

 

Miracles from Heaven Debuts on Digital June 21 and on Blu-ray and DVD July 12

May 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

From the Producers Who Brought You Heaven is for Real

Starring Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers and Martin Henderson, with
Eugenio Derbez and Academy Award® Nominee Queen Latifah

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN
The Incredible True Story of a Young Girl’s Miracle

Debuts on Digital June 21
On Blu-ray™ & DVD July 12

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 23, 2016) – Jennifer Garner (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and Academy Award® nominee Queen Latifah (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago, 2002) star in the inspirational box office hit MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, the incredible true story of a young girl’s medical miracle debuting on digital June 21 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD July 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films. Based on the story of the Beam family, Garner plays Christy Beam, whose daughter Annabel (Kylie Rogers, Fathers and Daughters) suffers from a rare digestive disorder, but finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. The family film also stars Martin Henderson (“Grey’s Anatomy”), John Carroll Lynch (“American Horror Story”) and Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included).

Bonus content on the MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases include two featurettes, as well as commentary. Join Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, their costars and crew for a behind the scenes look at the making of this very special film, in “Miracles Abound: The Making of Miracles From Heaven.” Viewers will also meet the real-life Beam family and Dr. Nurko, learn about the casting of the film and the challenge of “the tree.” Shot at the Beam family ranch in Burleson, TX, “Bearing Witness,” features the Beam Family, their pastor, friends, first-responders and community as they gather around the tree and celebrate their faith and the miracles that brought them together. In the “Your Words” montage, experience some of the film’s most touching and memorable moments set against Third Day’s powerful rendition of the inspirational song. The Blu-ray and digital releases exclusively contain deleted scenes and the featurette “Accounts from Annabel,” where Christy and Anna reflect together on their past, present, future, faith and bonding over the past four years since the incident.

Synopsis: When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Annabel (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Annabel has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.

Based on the memoir by Christy Beam with a screenplay by Randy Brown, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is directed by Patricia Riggen. The film is produced by Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin.

Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Extras include:
§ Featurettes:
o “Miracles Abound: The Making of Miracles From Heaven”
o “Bearing Witness”
o Creating Heaven: Concept Art Exploration
o “Your Words” Music Montage
§ Commentary with Director Patricia Riggen and Screenwriter Randy Brown

Additional exclusive Extras to the Blu-ray & Digital include:
§ Deleted Scenes
§ Featurette:
o “Accounts From Annabel”

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN has a run time of approximately 109 minutes and is rated PG for thematic material, including accident and medical issues.

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ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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AFFIRM FILMS
Affirm Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films which inspire, uplift, and entertain audiences. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://affirmfilms.com.

 

Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty: The Complete Second Season Gets Schwifty on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 7

May 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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The Season Two Blu-ray and DVD Includes Guest Commentaries, Animatic Sketches, a Premiere Party Featurette and a Plumbus Manual, Broh!

This June, the #1 Adult Swim show will teleport into homes when Rick and Morty: The Complete Second Season debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 7th. The release features all 10 of the hilarious inter-dimensional episodes with guest stars Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Keith David (Community), Tom Kenny (Adventure Time) and more! Plus exclusive special features such as deleted animatic sketches, as well as animatics for every episode including an alternative version of this season’s first episode. Other bonus features include commentaries for every episode with guest commentary tracks. Furthermore, each Blu-Ray™ and DVD contains a featurette of the season’s premiere party with live drawing/animation by the series’ creator Justin Roiland (House of Cosbys) and a performance by the band Chaos Chaos. Lastly, and most importantly, the release comes with a manual for the fictional, yet essential, household item – the Plumbus – created by Roiland.
Following the wildly successful first season of Rick and Morty, in season 2 we find that Rick is still living with his daughter Beth’s family and causing more trouble than ever. And this time, the whole family is dragged into Rick’s intergalactic adventures, as he faces new threats and mysteries of his secret past are revealed. Can the family survive Rick’s insanity and all the chaos the universe throws at them?

Rick and Morty: The Complete Second Season Basics
Street Date: June 7, 2016
Order Due Date: May 5, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.02
DVD SRP: $24.98
Blu-ray UPC Code: 883929534289
DVD UPC Code: 883929534272
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Feature Running Time: Approximately 220 minutes

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

About Adult Swim:
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 

The Finest Hours – On Blu-ray and Digital HD May 24

May 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Film Storms Home on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,

and Packaged with A Host of Bonus Features Including An All-New Documentary With A Look at the True Life Heroes Behind the Story, Making-of Featurettes and Deleted Scenes

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BURBANK, Calif., March 25, 2016 — “THE FINEST HOURS,” a heroic action-thriller based on the true story of a 1952 U.S. Coast Guard rescue, storms home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand on May 24th, 2016. Starring Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”), “THE FINEST HOURS” makes its in-home debut packaged with a host of bonus features about the making of the movie and the remarkable true-life events that inspired it.

Based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias, viewers can enjoy diving into the thrilling eye of the storm with: An all-new documentary “Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story,” in which real-life residents of Chatham recall the events that set the stage for the film’s historic rescue mission; Four making-of featurettes highlighting cast members experiences and reflections by members of the U.S. Coast Guard; as well as two never-before-shared Deleted Scenes.

Directed by Craig Gillespie (“Million Dollar Arm”), “THE FINEST HOURS” stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films); Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”); Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”); Holliday Grainger (“Cinderella”); John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”); and Eric Bana (“Lone Survivor”). The film is produced by Jim Whitaker (“Cinderella Man”) and Dorothy Aufiero (“The Fighter”), the screenplay is by Oscar® nominee Scott Silver (“8 Mile”) and Oscar nominees Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (“The Fighter”) based on the acclaimed non-fiction book of the same name by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. Doug Merrifield (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) serves as executive producer.

BONUS FEATURES*:

Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Digital SD, Disney Movies Anywhere

· AGAINST ALL ODDS: THE BERNIE WEBBER STORY – Visit the quaint and close-knit town of Chatham, and experience the events surrounding the most heroic Coast Guard rescue ever through the eyes of the people who witnessed them.

· BROTHERHOOD – Cast members reflect on the bonds they forged during the shoot.

· TWO CREWS – Chris Pine and Casey Affleck share insights into Bernie Webber and Ray Sybert, men who led their respective crews against all odds.

· WHAT IS YOUR FINEST HOUR? – A Coast Guard member recounts an incredible rescue.

· THE FINEST INSPIRATION: THE U.S. COAST GUARD Meet the people who put their lives on the line for others.

· DELETED SCENES:

o A Desperate Idea

o The Story of How They Met

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· BROTHERHOOD

· THE FINEST INSPIRATION: THE U.S. COAST GUARD

*Bonus Features may vary by retailer

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Feature Run Time: Approximately 117 min.

Rating: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF

Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1

DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1

Audio: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD = 5.1 Dolby Digital (English, French, & Spanish), English 2.0 DVS Dolby Digital

Languages/Subtitles: English, English SDH, French & Spanish

 

Season 4 of Acclaimed Political Drama HOUSE OF CARDS on Blu-ray July 5, Digital HD July 4

May 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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House of Cards’ remains eminently watchable…” – Variety, Brian Lowry

Created by Oscar® Nominee Beau Willimon
Executive Produced and Starring Two-Time Academy Award® Winner Kevin Spacey and Starring Golden Globe® Winner Robin Wright

HOUSE OF CARDS:
THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON

Available on Digital HD July 4 & on Blu-ray™ & DVD July 5

Featuring Guest Stars Cicely Tyson, Neve Campbell, Ellen Burstyn,
Joel Kinnaman and Colm Feore

Culver City, CA (May 9, 2016) – Critically acclaimed, politically charged drama HOUSE OF CARDS: THE COMLETE FOURTH SEASON arrives on Digital HD July 4 and Blu-ray™ and DVD July 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and MRC. Two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1999; The Usual Suspects, Best Actor in a Supporting Role; 1995) returns as Frank Underwood alongside Robin Wright in her Golden Globe Award® winning role as his wife, Claire Underwood. Season four, hailed by Mark Perigard (Boston Herald) as the “most diabolical season yet,” reveals even more of the dark twisted underbelly of politics as the Underwood’s continue their pursuit of power, battling everyone in their way, including each other.

With its “delicious writing, parceled out in typically sharp one-liners and asides,” (Katy Waldman, Slate), Jeff Jensen (EW.com) notes that, “Kevin Spacey, that wicked walking wink, remains a spellbinding hoot as Frank. But more than ever, it’s the First Lady–and Robin Wright–who rules this term.” The compelling series features notable guest stars Cicely Tyson ( “How To Get Away With Murder”), Neve Campbell (the Scream franchise), Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar), Joel Kinnaman (“The Killing”) and Colm Feore (Thor) alongside the talented ensemble cast including Michael Kelly (“Person of Interest”), Molly Parker (“Dexter”), Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Derek Cecil (“Treme”), Rachel Brosnahan (Manhattan), Jimmi Simpson (“The Newsroom”), Nathan Darrow (Rigged), Jayne Atkinson (“Criminal Minds”), Larry Pine (“Hostages”) and Curtiss Cook (“Blue Bloods”).

All 13 episodes of HOUSE OF CARDS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON will be available in four-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD sets.

Created by award-winning playwright and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon (“Farragut North;” The Ides of March, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, 2011), HOUSE OF CARDS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON is executive produced by Beau Willimon, Eric Roth, Joshua Donen, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs, John David Coles and David Fincher. The one-hour drama is produced by Wade/Thomas Productions and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital.

Synopsis
They’ve always been a great team. But now Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) become even greater adversaries as their marriage stumbles and their ambitions are at odds.

Broadcast Year: 2016. HOUSE OF CARDS: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON is not rated.

 

Hello, My Name is Doris Debuting on Digital May 31 and on Blu-ray & DVD June 14

May 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER SALLY FIELD STARS IN THE HILARIOUS AND HEARTWARMING COMEDY

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS

Debuting on Digital May 31
On Blu-ray™ & DVD June 14

Bonus Features Include an Alternate Opening,
Deleted & Extended Scenes and Filmmaker Commentary

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (May 3, 2016) – Two-time Best Actress Academy Award® winner Sally Field (Norma Rae, 1979; Places in the Heart, 1984) leads an all-star ensemble cast in the hysterical late-life coming-of-age-story HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, on Digital May 31 and Blu-ray®™ and DVD June 14 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Field stars as Doris, a quirky sixty-something woman who takes a chance on love with a (much) younger co-worker. “Certified Fresh” by critics on Rotten Tomatoes and recipient of the Audience Award Winner at SXSW Film Festival, the charming comedy also stars Max Greenfield (“New Girl”), Beth Behrs (“2 Broke Girls”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Stephen Root (Office Space), Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight franchise), with Natasha Lyonne (“Orange is the New Black”), Tyne Daly (“Cagney & Lacey”) and musician Jack Antonoff.

Bonus features on HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Extras include an alternate opening to the film where viewers meet Doris’ mother, 15 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes that give viewers an inside look on the filming process and filmmaker commentary with director/writer Michael Showalter.

Synopsis:
After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris (Sally Field) finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new coworker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru that inspires her to take a chance on love. Hello, My Name Is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story that will make you cheer and want to say, “I’m Possible!”

Directed by Michael Showalter from a screenplay by Laura Terruso and Michael Showalter, HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS was produced by Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Daniel Crown, Jordana Mollick, and Kevin Mann. The film was executive produced by Michael Showalter and Mauricio Betancur.

Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Extras* Include:
§ Alternate Opening
§ Deleted & Extended Scenes
§ Filmmaker Commentary

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS has a run time of approximately 95 minutes and is rated R for language.

* Digital Extras only available with iTunes Extras

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ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

 

Kino Lorber, in association with Lobster Films, Releases Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection on Blu-ray & DVD

April 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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New York, NY – April 28, 2016 – Kino Lorber, in association with Lobster Films, is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD releases of BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS COLLECTION, a five-disc collection of Keaton’s 32 extant silent short films, presented in 2K restorations, newly scanned using archival film elements from around the world. This set includes the short comedies that Keaton made with pioneering silent comedy genius Roscoe Arbuckle, as well as all 19 of his independently-produced silent shorts that have cemented his reputation as one of silent cinema’s most unique and respected artists.

Set to street on May 24, 2016, with a SRP of $59.95 for the Blu-ray and $44.95 for the DVD, BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS COLLECTION includes 13 of the Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle comedies produced between 1917-1920, in which Keaton co-starred alongside Arbuckle and Al St. John. In these formative works, Keaton honed his craft performing for the camera, and learned the art of filmmaking from Arbuckle, an extremely gifted comedy performer and director who, at the time, was second only to Chaplin among the screen’s most popular clowns.

The set also showcases all 19 of Keaton’s independently-produced silent shorts, made between 1920 and 1923, including such classics as One Week, which follows the disastrous efforts of Keaton and his new bride to put together a prefabricated house; Cops, in which Keaton finds himself pursued by the entire city police force; and The Playhouse, a technical tour-de-force with Keaton playing all of the members of the cast (and audience) of a theatrical show. This edition also features the restored version of Hard Luck, Keaton’s own favorite of all his short comedies, which includes the “missing” ending with the final sight gag intact. These films, all of which were co-directed by Keaton, show him emerging as a fully-formed film artist, demonstrating both his remarkable slapstick abilities as a performer, and sophisticated visual style as a filmmaker.

The films in this collection are presented with orchestral scores by Frank Bockius, Neil Brand, Timothy Brock, Antonio Coppola, Stephen Horne, Robert Israel, The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Dennis Scott, and Donald Sosin.

Special features include alternate versions of some of the shorts, such as a newly-rediscovered alternate version of the 1922 comedy The Blacksmith, containing four minutes of previously unseen material, an alternate ending of My Wife’s Relations, and an alternate (politically incorrect) ending of the 1917 Arbuckle-Keaton short, Coney Island.

Other special features include a 24-page booklet with detailed film notes and essay by Jeffrey Vance, author of Buster Keaton Remembered, an introduction by film preservationist Serge Bromberg (6 min.), and an excerpt from Buster Keaton’s television show Life with Buster Keaton (1951), in which he reenacts Roscoe Arbuckle’s “Salomé Dance”, first performed in their 1918 two-reeler The Cook.

Synopsis:
As new generations discover the magic of silent cinema, Buster Keaton has emerged as one of the era’s most admired and respected artists. Behind the deadpan expression and trademark porkpie hat was a filmmaking genius who conceived and engineered some of the most breathtaking stunts and feats of visual trickery, while never losing sight of slapstick cinema’s primary objective: laughter.

Produced by Lobster Films, BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS COLLECTION includes all 32 of Keaton’s extant silent shorts (thirteen of which were produced under the tutelage of comedian Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle). These 2k restorations were performed utilizing archival film elements from around the world, and promises to be the definitive representation of Keaton’s early career. Watching these films in succession, one witnesses the evolution of an artist — from broad knockabout comedian into a filmmaker of remarkable visual sophistication.

THE BUSTER KEATON SHORTS COLLECTION
Directors: Buster Keaton, Roscoe Arbuckle, Eddie Cline, Malcolm St. Clair
Genre: Silent/Comedy
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 24, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $59.95
Blu-ray UPC: 738329205898
DVD SRP: $44.95
DVD UPC: 738329205881

Complete List of Films Contained in This Collection:

The Arbuckle-Keaton comedies, 1917-1920
All films directed by Roscoe Arbuckle.
The Butcher Boy (1917)
The Rough House (1917)
His Wedding Night (1917)
Oh Doctor! (1917)
Coney Island (1917)
Out West (1918)
The Bell Boy (1918)
Moonshine (1918)
Good Night, Nurse! (1918)
The Cook (1918)
Back Stage (1919)
The Hayseed (1919)
The Garage (1920)

The Keaton silent short comedies, 1920-1923
All films directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline unless otherwise noted.
One Week (1920)
Convict 13 (1920)
The Scarecrow (1920)
Neighbors (1920)
The Haunted House (1921)
Hard Luck (1921)
The “High Sign” (1921)
The Goat (1921) (directed by Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair)
The Play House (1921)
The Boat (1921)
The Paleface (1922)
Cops (1922)
My Wife’s Relations (1922)
The Blacksmith (1922) (directed by Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair)
The Frozen North (1922)
The Electric House (1922)
Day Dreams (1922)
The Balloonatic (1923)
The Love Nest (1923)

Special Features:
* 24-page booklet with detailed film notes and essay by Jeffrey Vance,
author of Buster Keaton Remembered

* The Blacksmith – Newly rediscovered alternate version of the 1922 comedy,
containing four minutes of previously unseen material

* Coney Island – alternate (politically incorrect) ending

* My Wife’s Relations – alternate ending

* Introduction by film preservationist Serge Bromberg (6 min.)

* Life with Buster Keaton (1951, excerpt) – Keaton reenacts Roscoe Arbuckle’s “Salomé dance”,
first performed in The Cook

Technical Specs:
U.S. | Total Running Time: 738 Min. | B&W/Color Tinted | 1920x1080p (1.33:1) | 2.0 Stereo

 

Risen Debuting on Digital May 10 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD May 24

April 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Debuting on Digital May 10

On 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD May 24

 

Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes,

Three Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes & Commentary

 

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (April 25, 2016) – Joseph Fiennes (Hercules), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise), Academy Award® nominee Peter Firth (Best Supporting Actor, Equus, 1977) and Cliff Curtis (“Fear the Walking Dead”) star in the biblical epic RISEN, debuting on digital May 10 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and next-generation 4K Ultra HD™ May 24 from AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The faith-based drama follows Clavius (Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide Lucius (Felton), who are tasked with disproving the rumors of a risen Messiah in the weeks following the crucifixion of Christ.  RISEN also stars María Botto (“Mad Dogs”), Antonio Gil (Quantum of Solace) and Luis Callejo (The Boat).

 

Bonus content on the RISEN Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats includes three featurettes. In “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen,” director Kevin Reynolds, his cast and crew detail the making of the compelling film; in “A.D. Jerusalem,” fans learn how the production brought the ancient settings to life; and in “Script to Screen,” producers discuss the making of RISEN. Blu-ray and digital exclusive content includes deleted scenes and “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed,” a featurette that goes behind the scenes to see how one of the film’s most epic sequences was shot.

 

4K Ultra HD features four times the resolution of high definition, high dynamic range (HDR)–which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays–and Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

 

Synopsis:

RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer.  Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

 

Based on the story by Paul Aiello with a screenplay by Kevin Reynolds and Paul Aiello, RISEN is directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is produced by Mickey Liddell, Patrick Aiello, and Pete Shilaimon, with Robert Huberman and Scott Holroyd serving as executive producers.  

 

4K Ultra HD

§  Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)

§  Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*

§  Includes high-def Blu-ray featuring the film and special features

 

Blu-ray Extras Include:

§  Deleted Scenes

§  Four  Featurettes:

o   “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed”

o   “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen”

o   “A.D. Jerusalem”

o   “Script to Screen”

§  Commentary

 

Digital Extras Include:

§  Deleted Scenes

§  Four Featurettes:

o   “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed”

o   “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen”

o   “A.D. Jerusalem”

o   “Script to Screen”

 

DVD Extras Include:

§  Three Featurettes:

o   “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen”

o   “A.D. Jerusalem”

o   “Script to Screen”

§  Commentary

 

RISEN has a run time of approximately 108 minutes and is rated PG-13 for Biblical violence including some disturbing images.

 

*To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

 

Academy Award® is the registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

 

AFFIRM FILMS

Affirm Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films which inspire, uplift, and entertain audiences.  Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://affirmfilms.com/

 

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