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Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its May Releases

April 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

NEW YORK, NY — APRIL 13, 2015 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce its May releases on its Studio Classics label. These dozen hit films showcase some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, such as Burt Lancaster, Mickey Rooney, Sidney Poitier, Ray Milland, Robert Vaughn, Yul Brynner and Martin Landau, and leading directors including John Frankenheimer, Roger Corman, Gordon Douglas and J. Lee Thompson.

Streeting on May 5 are John Frankenheimer’s hit suspense thriller The Train (DVD only, $19.95), Roger Corman’s war drama The Secret Invasion (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), and the WWII thriller The McKenzie Break (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) starring Brian Keith.

Roger Corman’s cult hits The Premature Burial (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) and X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) both street on May 12, each packed with special features. Premature Burial includes an introduction to the film by Joe Dante, an on-camera interview with Roger Corman, and “Trailers from Hell” with Roger Corman, and X includes an introduction by Dante, two audio commentary tracks (one with Corman, the other with film historian Tim Lucas), the rare prologue, and “Trailers from Hell” with Mick Garris.

Also streeting on Blu-ray May 12 are They Call Me Mr. Tibbs! (Blu-ray only, $29.95) and The Organization (Blu-ray only, $29.95), the gripping sequels to the 1967 classic In the Heat of the Night, both starring Sidney Poitier.

Streeting May 26 are the martial arts classics Enter the Ninja (Blu-ray only, $29.95) and Revenge of the Ninja (Blu-ray only, $29.95), the latter featuring audio commentary by director Sam Firstenberg and stunt coordinator Steven Lambert, an intro by Sam Firstenberg, and a behind-the-scenes gallery. Also streeting May 26 is the adventure hit River of Death (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), starring Michael Dudikoff, Donald Pleasence and Herbert Lom, and two films starring the great Yul Brynner: the Western drama Invitation to a Gunfighter (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) directed by Richard Wilson, and the historical classic Kings of the Sun (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), directed by J. Lee Thompson and also starring George Chakiris.

 

The Legend of Korra-Book Four: Balance available on Blu-ray and DVD March 10, 2015

January 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

KORRA FACES HER TOUGHEST BATTLE YET IN THE
FINAL BOOK OF NICKELODEON’S FAN-FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES,
THE LEGEND OF KORRA–BOOK FOUR: BALANCE
Two-disc set includes all 13 episodes of the fourth and final season
Available on Blu-ray and DVD March 10, 2015
“One of television’s best shows.“ – Hollywood.com
 “Nickelodeon’s ‘Korra’ is a fighter for the ages.” – New York Daily News

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NEW YORK–Jan. 12, 2015 – The Legend of Korra–Book Four: Balance arrives on Blu-ray and DVD March 10 for fans to relive all the excitement from the final season. Book Four finds Korra in a journey of self-discovery and survival as the power-hungry Kuvira and her military rise up and put the Earth Kingdom in danger. The series was recently nominated for IGN’s Best TV Animated Series, Best TV Episode “Korra Alone,” and Best TV Series of 2014.  The Legend of Korra–Book Four: Balance Blu-ray and DVD, created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, is available March 10, 2015, for the suggested retail price of $34.99 (Blu-ray) and $19.99 (DVD).

In Book Four, Avatar Korra is now broken and bruised and begins a journey of self-discovery and survival in a new world where the strong prey upon the weak. When an aggressive military force rises up led by the power-hungry Kuvira, the fate of the Earth Kingdom hangs in the balance and only the Avatar can set things right.

About The Legend of Korra
From the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender comes an epic series that continues the exciting adventures of element bending. The time of Aang the last Airbender has passed, but the spirit of the Avatar lives on in Korra. In Book 1: Air, Avatar Korra struggles to fight an anti-bender movement led by the mysterious masked leader, Amon. In Book 2: Spirits, Korra and Team Avatar embark on a new journey deep into the mythology of the mystical Spirit World to defeat a dark spirit once and for all. In Book 3: Change, the world enters a new age when Airbenders begin to reappear and Korra finds herself pitted against a group of dangerous criminals seeking to overthrow not only governments, but the Avatar herself.

The Legend of Korra–Book Four: Balance Fast Facts:
Street Date: March 10, 2015
Running Time: 294 Minutes
Blu-ray SRP: $34.99
Blu-ray Catalogue: 5916739000 (US ) 59167391000 (Canada)
Audio on Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
DVD SRP: $19.99
DVD Catalogue: 59167388000 (US) 59167389000 (Canada)
Audio on DVD: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Blu-ray Special Features:
·       Audio Commentaries from series creators, cast and crew for all 13 episodes
·       Exclusive poster designed by co-creator, Bryan Konietzko
·       Kuvira vs. Prince Wu
·       Republic City Hustle: Part 1
·       Republic City Hustle: Part 2
·       Republic City Hustle: Part 3
·       The Legend of Korra: New York Comic-Con Panel Featurette
·       The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part Il”

DVD Special Features:
·       Audio Commentaries from series creators, cast and crew for 4 episodes
·       Exclusive poster designed by co-creator, Bryan Konietzko
·       Kuvira vs. Prince Wu
·       Republic City Hustle: Part 1

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

 

Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse – On Blu-ray and DVD 2/24/15

December 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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FROM THE PRODUCER OF DRAGONHEART COMES AN ALL NEW ACTION ADVENTURE FEATURING THE VOICE OF
ACADEMY® AWARD WINNER BEN KINGSLEY

DRAGONHEART 3:
THE SORCERER’S CURSE

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD FEBRUARY 10, 2015
AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD FEBRUARY 24, 2015
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, November 24, 2014 – Fans will embark on an all new adventure featuring Ben Kingsley as the voice of Drago the Dragon in Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse, debuting on Digital HD on February 10, 2015, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and on DVD on February 24, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Renowned producer Raffaella De Laurentiis returns with a brand-new installment of the legendary fantasy franchise that has delighted audiences worldwide. Packed with non-stop excitement and mind-blowing special effects, the Blu-ray and DVD showcase a special behind-the-scenes featurette taking fans deeper into the thrilling journey.

In Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse aspiring knight Gareth goes in search of a fallen comet rumored to contain gold and is shocked to instead find the dragon Drago. After Drago saves Gareth’s life the two become intricately bonded, and must work together to defeat an evil sorcerer and stop his reign of terror. Along the way, Gareth learns the true meaning of being a knight in this action adventure for the ages!

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™.
• 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 and theater-quality surround sound.
• DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
• DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ and DVD
• A Dragon’s Life – a behind-the-scenes featurette with Ben Kingsley

FILMMAKERS
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Julian Morris, Tazmin Merchant, Jonjo O’Neill
Director: Colin Teague
Written by: Matthew Feitshans
Produced By: Raffaella De Laurentiis
Casting: Gillian Hawser, CDG, CSA
Editor: Fiona Colbeck
Music By: Mark McKenzie
Production Designer: Dan Toader
Director of Photography: David Luther
Costume Designer: Oana Păunescu

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – Blu-ray™:
Street Date: February 24, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 63127605 / 63142417 (CDN)
Running Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG-13
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: February 24, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 63127604 / 63142418 (CDN)
Running Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG-13
Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles

 

About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the brand-new animated feature-length film The Little Engine That Could; the Daytime Emmy®–winning Curious George television series on PBS KIDS; and a string of hit Barbie movies, based on the world-renowned Mattel-branded doll. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action franchises, most recently launching the Tony Award®–nominated hit touring stage production Bring It On: The Musical; the adrenaline-fueled actioner Death Race 3: Inferno; and the latest in the terrifying suspense saga Curse of Chucky. Among the projects currently readying for release include Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power and the newest installments of the beloved family franchises, Beethoven and The Land Before Time.
Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE). UPHE is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

Disney and Studio Ghibli present TALES FROM EARTHSEA, PORCO ROSSO and POM POKO on Blu-ray February 3rd, 2015!

November 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Own All Three and Elevate Your Experience with all New Digital Masters
Featuring HD Picture and Sound on February 3rd.

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Synopsis: POM POKO
Studio Ghibli presents a film about the clash between modern civilization and the natural world from acclaimed director Isao Takahata. The raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter, they decide to band together and fight back. The raccoons practice and perfect the ancient art of transformation until they are even able to appear as humans. In often hilarious ways, the raccoons use their powers to try to scare off the advance of civilization. But will it be enough? Or will the raccoons learn how to live in balance with the modern world? Celebrate the magic of the forest and the beauty of the creatures who live among us in “Pom Poko”—now on Disney Blu-ray for the first time ever.

PORCO ROSSO
Take flight with “Porco Rosso,” a valiant World War I flying ace! From tropical Adriatic settings to dazzling aerial maneuvers, this action-adventure from world-renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki is full of humor, courage and chivalry. When “Porco”—whose face has been trans- formed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell—infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a rival pilot, to get rid of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete for the affections of the beautiful Gina. But it’s in the air where the true battles are waged. Will our hero be victorious? For the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray, “Porco Rosso” is a thrilling ride you’ll never forget!

TALES FROM EARTHSEA
An epic animated adventure directed by Goro Miyazaki, “Tales From Earthsea” features the voices of Timothy Dalton, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin and Mariska Hargitay. Based on the classic “Earthsea” fantasy book series by Ursula K. Le Guin, “Tales From Earthsea” is set in a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment. In the land of Earthsea, crops are dwindling, dragons have reappeared and humanity is giving way to chaos. Journey with Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk, a master wizard, and Arren, a troubled young prince, on a tale of redemption and self-discovery as they search for the force behind the mysterious imbalance that threatens to destroy their world. Featuring a timeless story and magnificent hand-drawn animation, “Tales From Earthsea” is now available for the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray.
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US Cast: POM POKO – Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Starship Troopers”) as Gonta, J.K. Simmons (“Spider-Man,” “The Closer”) as Seizaemon, Jonathan Taylor Thomas (“The Lion King,” “Home Improvement”) as Shokichi, John DiMaggio (“Futurama,” “Adventure Time”) as Ryûtarô and Olivia d’Abo (“The Wonder Years,” “Conan the Destroyer”) as Koharu.

PORCO ROSSO – Michael Keaton (“Batman,” “Toy Story 3”) as Porco Rosso, Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride,” “Saw”) as Curtis, Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“According to Jim,” “Father of the Bride”) as Fio, Susan Egan (“Hercules,” “13 Going on 30”) as Gina, David Ogden Stiers (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Pocahontas,” and TV’s “M*A*S*H”) as Grandpa Piccolo and Brad Garrett (TV’s “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Ratatouille,” “Finding Nemo”) as Mamma Aiuto Boss.

TALES FROM EARTHSEA – Mariska Hargitay (“Law and Order: Special Victims,” “Leaving Las Vegas”) as Tenar, Willem Dafoe (“Spider-Man,” “Finding Nemo”) as Cob, Timothy Dalton (“The Living Daylights,” “License to Kill”) as Ged, Cheech Marin (“The Lion King,” “Nash Bridger”) as Hare.

Directors: POM POKO – Isao Takahata (“Grave of the Fireflies”, “Heidi: A Girl of the Alps”)
PORCO ROSSO – Hayao Miyazaki (“Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke”)
TALES FROM EARTHSEA – Goro Miyazaki (“From Up on Poppy Hill”)

Original Story and POM POKO – Isao Takahata (“Grave of the Fireflies,” “Heidi: A Girl of the Alps”)
Screenplay: PORCO ROSSO – Hayao Miyazaki (Concept)
TALES FROM EARTHSEA – Based on the “Earthsea” series by Ursula K. Le Guin (Novel), Inspired by “Shuna’s Journey” by Hayao Miyazaki (Concept), Screenplay by Goro Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa (“The Secret World of Arrietty,” “From Up on Poppy Hill”).

Producers: POM POKO – Ned Lott (“My Neighbor Totoro,” Howl’s Moving Castle”), Toshio Suzuki (“Spirited Away”, “Princess Mononoke”)
PORCO ROSSO – Rick Dempsey (“Howl’s Moving Castle”, The Real Ghost Busters”) and Toshio Suzuki (“Spirited Away”, “Princess Mononoke”)
TALES FROM EARTHSEA – Steve Alpert (“Spirited Away,” Princess Mononoke”), Javier Ponton (“Malachance,” “Souvenir Views”) and Toshio Suzuki (“Spirited Away”, “Princess Mononoke”)

Release Date: February 3, 2015

Bonus Features: POM POKO – Original Japanese Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailers
PORCO ROSSO – Original Japanese Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailer, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Behind the Microphone
TALES FROM EARTHSEA – Original Japanese Storyboards, Original Japanese Trailers & TV Spots, the Birth of the Film Soundtrack, Origins of Earthsea

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Ratings: POM POKO – PG For Violence, Scary Images and Thematic Elements
PORCO ROSSO – PG For Violence and Some Mild Language
TALES FROM THE EARHSEA – PG 13 For Some Violent Images

Feature Run Time: POM POKO – Approx. 119 minutes
PORCO ROSSO – Approx. 93 minutes
TALES FROM THE EARTHSEA – Approx. 115 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (all three titles)

Audio: POM POKO & PORSO ROSSO – 2.0 DTS
TALES FROM THE EARTHSEA – 5.1 DTS

Languages: English, French, Japanese (all three titles)

Subtitles: English, French (all three titles)

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

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Pom Poko – © 1994 Hatake Jimusho∙GNH
Porco Rosso – © 1992 Nibariki∙GNN
Tales from Earhsea – © Nibariki∙GNDHDDT

 

THE EQUALIZER Available Dec. 16 on Digital HD, & Blu-ray, DVD Dec. 30

November 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

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Available Dec. 16 on Digital HD, & on Blu-ray™, DVD Dec. 30

Blu-ray Bonus Features Include Six Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes,
Plus “Vengeance Mode” and a Photo Gallery

CULVER CITY, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2014) – Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) reunites with Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington (Best Actor, Training Day, 2002) for the gritty, action-packed thriller THE EQUALIZER, available on Digital HD Dec. 16 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD Dec. 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. After retiring from the world of government intelligence, Robert McCall (Washington) believes he has put his past behind him and is determined to dedicate himself to a new, quiet life. Instead, he forms a friendship with Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young and desperate girl under the control of Russian gangsters, and decides to use his expert and resourceful combat skills to help shake her loose from their powerful grasp. THE EQUALIZER also stars Marton Csokas (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), David Harbour (“Manhattan”), Haley Bennett (The Haunting of Molly Hartley), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), and Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo (Best Actress, The Fighter, 2011).

In addition to six behind-the-scenes featurettes that give viewers insight into the making of the film, the Blu-ray bonus features include “Vengeance Mode.” When viewers turn on this feature, they get an inside look during the major action sequences as Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua break down the deadliest moves in the scene and reveal how their collaboration helped reinvent action choreography as seen in THE EQUALIZER.

Synopsis:
In THE EQUALIZER, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by, he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is THE EQUALIZER.

The film is directed by Antoine Fuqua from a screenplay by Richard Wenk based on a television series by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. Executive producers include David J. Bloomfield, Ezra Swerdlow and
Ben Waisbren. Producers include Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Tony Eldridge, Mace Neufeld, Alex Siskin, Michael Sloan, Steve Tisch, Denzel Washington, Richard Wenk, Lance Johnson, Molly Allen and Kat Samick.

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:
o Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
§ Home Mart: Taking Care of Business One Bolt at a Time – On the film’s climactic Home Mart sequence.
§ Children of the Night – Moretz discusses her character, Teri and the research she did to play the young, exploited girl.

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include:
o Vengeance Mode
o Photo Gallery
o Four Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
§ Inside The Equalizer – Exploring the creative process of re-imagining and bringing Robert McCall to life.
§ Denzel Washington: A Different Kind of Superhero – A behind-the-scenes look at how Washington trained for his physically demanding role in this film.
§ Equalizer Vision: Antoine Fuqua – A firsthand look at the movie-making process from the Director.
§ One Man Army: Training and Fighting – A discussion with Washington, Csokas & stunt coordinator, Keith Woulard, on the process of building a one-man army.

THE EQUALIZER has a run time of approximately 131 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody violence & language throughout, including some sexual references.

Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

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

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.

 

Scorpion Releasing & Kino Lorber present The Dirt Bike Kid on DVD and Limited Edition Blu-ray, and Masque of the Red Death on DVD

November 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 7, 2014 – Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber announce the release of the sought-after family classic THE DIRT BIKE KID, starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story), in a brand new HD master on DVD and a limited edition Blu-ray, both available on November 18th with bonus features including interviews with co-star Stuart Pankin and producer Julie Corman; and MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, producer Roger Corman’s 1989 version of the Poe classic starring Patrick Macnee (TV’s The Avengers), which will become available on DVD on November 25th.

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THE DIRT BIKE KID
Brand New HD Master
Blu-ray (Limited Edition) and DVD Street Date: November 18, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Blu-ray UPC: 738329151621
DVD UPC: 853765005311
1985/USA/English/Family-Comedy-Fantasy/90 mins./PG/Color/1.78:1

Director: Hoite Caston
Starring Peter Billingsley, Stuart Pankin, Anne Bloom

Synopsis: This highly requested family classic is now available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray, from a brand new HD master. 14-year-old Jack Simmons (Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story) takes it on himself to help his friend, coach Mike (Patrick Collins, TV’s Checking In) and save his hot dog stand. Mr. Hodgkins (Stuart Pankin, TV’s Falcon Crest) is a greedy, self-serving banker who is determined to raze Mike’s hot dog stand and build a new bank on its site. Jack’s primary resource in his fight against Mr. Hodgkins is a motorbike that does everything except speak French. With this motorized wonder, Jack tackles a gang of tough bikers and the notorious Mr. Hodgkins, taking them for a ride they will never forget. The first and only film directed by Hoite C. Caston (TV’s Not Necessarily the News).

Bonus Features:
Interview with co-star Stuart Pankin
Interview with producer Julie Corman

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MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
DVD Street Date: November 25, 2014
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD UPC: 853765005427
1989/USA/English/Horror/85 mins./R/Color/1.78:1

Director: Larry Brand
Starring: Patrick Macnee, Adrian Paul, Clare Hoak, Tracy Reiner, Richard Keats

Synopsis: Produced by Roger Corman (Bloody Mama), who directed the first adaptation starring Vincent Price, this R-rated imagining of the Edgar Allan Poe (The Pit and the Pendulum) classic stars Adrian Paul (TV’s Highlander) fame and Patrick Macnee (TV’s The Avengers).

 

Palisades Tartan and Kino Lorber Release Park Chan-wook’s Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance on Blu-ray

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

“Savage yet spellbinding.”
- V.A. Musetto, New York Post

“It is perfect.” (#1 Film of the Year)
- Harry Knowles, Ain’t it Cool News

“A remarkable masterpiece”
- Travis Crawford, Film Comment

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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 1, 2014 – Palisades Tartan and Kino Lorber are proud to announce the Blu-ray release of SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE, Park Chan-wook’s revenge-fueled tale from South Korea about a man who turns to the black market and kidnapping for the sake of his sister, only to be cast down a road of violence and mayhem. This acclaimed film won the Best Film awards at both the Seattle International Film Festival and the Deauville Asian Film Festival.

SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE will be available on Blu-ray July 22nd, 2014, with a SRP of $29.95. This Blu-ray edition comes packed with special features including Audio Commentary with Director Park Chan-wook and Actor/Filmmaker Ryoo Seong-wan, The Process of Mr. Vengeance, My Boksu Story, Crew Interviews, Jonathan Ross on Park Chan-wook, Soundtrack & Photos, Storyboards, Original Behind-the-Scenes Feature, and the Trailer.

Starring Song Kang-ho (Secret Sunshine), Shin Ha-Kyun (Thirst) and Bae Doo-na (The Host), SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE was the first entry in Park’s Vengeance Trilogy, including Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, and matches its successors with its mesmerizing brutality.

Synopsis:
Unable to afford proper care for his sister dying from kidney failure, Ryu turns to the black market to sell his own organs, only to end up cheated of his life savings. His girlfriend urges Ryu to kidnap the daughter of wealthy industrialist Dong-jin, who recently laid him off. Ryu agrees, but unforeseen tragedies turn an innocent con into a merciless quest for revenge.

 

Toy Story Of TERROR comes to Blu-ray 8/19

May 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD August 19th

Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features Include Parody Vintage Toy Commercials,
Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary, and Much More!

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Burbank, Calif., May 16, 2014 – Everyone’s favorite Toys are back in Disney•Pixar’s frightfully fun adventure “Toy Story OF TERROR!” available for the first time ever on Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere August 19th. Reuniting after the events of the blockbuster smash “Toy Story 3,” Buzz, Woody and the gang join new friend Combat Carl for a spooky tale full of mystery and humor that’s a must-own for “Toy Story” and Disney•Pixar fans this summer!

“Toy Story OF TERROR!” makes its in-home debut loaded with never-before-seen bonus features, including three Vintage Toy Commercials, which can be viewed as act breaks during the film or separately with Director Introductions. Additional all-new bonus features include Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes with Editor Introductions and “Team of Specialists,” in which director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make this fun-filled “Toy Story” adventure!

Additional in-home special features include three “Toy Story Toons” shorts: “Small Fry,” “Partysaurus Rex” and “Hawaiian Vacation” – each with Audio Commentary; and the rarely seen, especially spooky teaser created for the D23 fan conference. Also available only on Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is a new short piece about film references featuring Mr. Pricklepants and a Bonus Deleted Scene with Editor’s Introduction.

Written and directed by Angus MacLane, animator on such Disney•Pixar classics as “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Toy Story 2 & 3” and produced by Galyn Susman, “Toy Story OF TERROR!” features an original score by composer Michael Giacchino (“Ratatouille,” “Up,” “Cars 2”).

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story OF TERROR!

“Toy Story OF TERROR!” features the voice talents of original “Toy Story” cast members Tom Hanks as “Woody,” Tim Allen as “Buzz Lightyear,” Joan Cusack as “Jessie,” Timothy Dalton as “Mr. Pricklepants,” Don Rickles as “Mr. Potato Head,” Kristen Schaal as “Trixie” and Wallace Shawn as “Rex,” along with series newcomer Carl Weathers as “Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr.”

Bonus Materials for This Product:
Blu-ray + Digital Copy
Includes:
· “Toy Story Toons” Shorts:
o Hawaiian Vacation
o Small Fry
o Partysaurus Rex
· Audio Commentaries:
o Toy Story of Terror!, Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry, and Partysaurus Rex
· Team of Specialists – Director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make Toy Story OF TERROR!
· 3 Deleted Scenes + Editor Introductions
o Pencil Topper Trilogy
o Travel Brochures
o Road Trip Roulette
· Vintage Toy Commercials + Director Introductions
o Old Timer
o Combat Carl
o Transitron
· D23 Teaser

Bonus Materials for This Product:
DVD
Includes:
· “Toy Story Toons” Shorts:
o Hawaiian Vacation (5:50)
o Small Fry (7:07)
o Partysaurus Rex (6:31)
· Audio Commentaries:
o Toy Story OF TERROR!, Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry and Partysaurus Rex
· Team of Specialists – Director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make Toy Story OF TERROR!
· Vintage Toy Commercials + Director Introductions
o Old Timer
o Combat Carl
o Transitron
· D23 Teaser

Bonus Materials for This Product:
DMA (Disney Movies Anywhere)
Includes:
· A new short piece about film references featuring Mr. Pricklepants
· Deleted Scene – Bob’s Boatyard w/Editor’s Introduction (2:00)

Digital HD for This Product Also Includes:
· Toy Story Toons Shorts*:
o Hawaiian Vacation
o Small Fry
o Partysaurus Rex
· Vintage Toy Commercials + Director Introductions
o Old Timer
o Combat Carl
o Transitron

Digital HD Bonus Materials for This Product**:
· Team of Specialists – Director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make Toy Story OF TERROR!
· 3 Deleted Scenes + Editor Introductions
o Pencil Topper Trilogy
o Travel Brochures
o Road Trip Roulette
· D23 Teaser
*Also available for separate purchase from select digital retailers
**Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

Street Date: August 19, 2014 (Direct Prebook: 6/24/14; Distributor Prebook: 7/8/14)

Feature Run Time: Approximately 22 minutes

Rating: Feature Film: “TVG” in U.S., G in Canada (CE and CF) [TBD]
Additional Bonus Features Not Rated

Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1.78:1 • 1080p High Definition
DVD Feature Film = 1.78:1 • Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions

Audio: Blu-ray Feature Film: English 7.1, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and English 2.0, DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

DVD Feature Film = English 5.1, 2.0 and DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital; Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

Languages/Subtitles: English ESL, SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles (Applies To Film Content Only)

To learn more visit: Our Facebook page @ Facebook.com/ToyStoryofTerror or
Facebook.com/PixarToyStory
Follow us on Twitter at @ Twitter.com/DisneyPixar

About Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA):
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is a cloud-based digital movie service that offers a hassle-free way for consumers to buy, watch, and manage Disney digital content across platforms and devices via the easy-to-use DMA app or atDisneyMoviesAnywhere.com. A DMA-eligible digital title purchased from an iTunes-connected account or redeemed in DMA will be accessible in a user’s DMA and iTunes lockers. There are currently over 400 films from Disney’s rich history available through DMA for streaming and download, including Disney Branded Animation, Disney Live-Action, Pixar, and Marvel titles, along with exclusive, original content. For more information or to redeem Digital Copy codes to build your library and earn Disney Movie Rewards Points for digital purchases, visitwww.disneymoviesanywhere.com..

About The Walt Disney Studios:
For 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!

 

VIZ MEDIA RELEASES NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON ON DVD AND BLU-RAY

February 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Naruto Is Accused Of Murder And Imprisoned In An Escape Proof Penitentiary In Exciting New Feature Film Release

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San Francisco, CA, February 10, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers a thrilling dose of ninja action with the Blu-ray/DVD release of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON on February 18th.

The new release is rated ‘TV-14’ and will carry a DVD MSRP of $19.98 U.S. / $24.98 CAN and Blu-ray MSRP of $24.98 U.S. / $27.50 CAN. Each version also features a special full-color variant O-card that will have different artwork than what is featured on the actual Amaray cases.

A host of special bonus material for the DVD and Blu-ray editions includes an animated short film, Chunin Exam on Fire! Naruto vs. Konohamaru!, as well as a production art gallery and the original Japanese theatrical trailers. The Blu-ray edition additionally contains a personal message from NARUTO creator Masashi Kishimoto and an interview with Junko Takeuchi, the Japanese voice of Naruto Uzumaki.

In the film, Naruto is convicted of a serious crime he didn’t commit and is sent to the inescapable prison, Hozuki Castle. The warden, Mui, quickly seals away Naruto’s chakra to prevent him from rebelling. Refusing to give up, Naruto plans his escape while also befriending his fellow inmates Ryuzetsu and Maroi. But he can’t help but wonder what their ulterior motives are…

“In BLOOD PRISON, Naruto is behind bars in a shinobi Alcatraz, accused of murder and attempted assassination, and the storyline and action that ensue makes this the most exciting NARUTO SHIPPUDEN feature film yet,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Manager, Animation Marketing. “Audiences are in for a wild ride as Naruto tries to prove his innocence and also help his new friends uncover the secrets surrounding the mysterious Box of Paradise, and their ties to what it contains. Catch all the action on DVD and Blu-ray!”
Created by Masashi Kishimoto, NARUTO was first introduced in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan in 1999 and quickly became that country’s most popular ninja manga targeting tweens and teens. The manga series (rated ‘T’ for Teens, in print and digital editions) and animated counterpart (NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN both rated ‘TV-14’) are some of VIZ Media’s most successful properties and have captivated millions of fans across North America, Europe and South America.

The latest episodes of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN animated series may be streamed on the company’s own VIZAnime.com site and also on Hulu. In addition, Download-To-Own dubbed episodes are available for purchase through iTunes®, PlayStation®Network, Xbox Live®, Amazon Instant Video, and the Google Play store.

To read a free chapter 1 preview of the NARUTO manga series, please visit http://www.vizmanga.com/naruto.

Additional information on NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN is available at www.Naruto.com.

For more information on VIZ Media anime properties, please visit www.viz.com/anime.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

 

The Little Rascals Save The Day – On Blu-ray and DVD April 1st

January 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

AMERICA’S FAVORITE PINT-SIZED MISCHIEF-MAKERS ARE BACK IN AN ALL-NEW HEARTWARMING AND HILARIOUS MOVIE!

THE LITTLE RASCALS SAVE THE DAY

 
BE THE FIRST TO OWN IT ON DIGITAL HD ON MARCH 18, 2014
 
AND BRING HOME THE BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK
INCLUDING BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET™ APRIL 1, 2014
 
NOW MOVIE FANS CAN WATCH THE LITTLE RASCALS SAVE THE DAY ANYWHERE ON THEIR FAVORITE DEVICES

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The most adorable rabble-rousers in film history return in The Little Rascals Save the Day, a fun-filled, all-new adventure featuring Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Petey the Dog and all their friends. Directed by Alex Zamm (Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2), The Little Rascals Save the Day arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on April 1, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD two weeks early on March 18, 2014.
In the spirit of the treasured Our Gang comedies, The Little Rascals Save the Day finds the most entertaining bunch of third graders in town hatching a series of madcap schemes to earn enough money to keep Grandma’s (Doris Roberts of “Everybody Loves Raymond”) bakery out of the clutches of conniving businessman Big Ray (Greg Germann of Here Comes the Boom). From caddying to pet care to taxi service, each of their plans goes hilariously awry until they are left with just two options: find a way to win the local talent show or wave goodbye to the best cupcakes a kid ever tasted!
Eden Wood of the hit reality series “Toddlers and Tiaras” makes her feature film debut as pint-sized coquette, Darla, along with the fresh young faces of Camden Gray, Chase Vacnin, Connor Berry, Drew Justice, Grant Palmer II, YouTube sensation Isaiah “Zay-Zay” Fredericks, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Jenna Ortega and Rio Mangini in the iconic Rascals family-friendly original comedy.  Adult actors Valerie Azlynn (“Sullivan and Son”) and Lex Medlin (“Drop Dead Diva”) complete the cast.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet.
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.
DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray players, game consoles, and more.
Bonus Features on Blu-ray:
DELETED SCENES
GAG REEL
ANIMATICS
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DVD:
DELETED SCENES
CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Doris Roberts, Greg Germann, Lex Medlin, Valerie Azlynn, Jet Jurgensmeyer, Drew Justice, Connor Berry, Jenna Ortega, Isaiah “Zay Zay” Fredericks, Camden Gray, Eden Wood, Grant Palmer, Chase Vacnin, Rio Mangini
Casting by:  Jeff Gerrard DiGerolamo
Music Supervisor:  Paul DiFranco
Music by:  Chris Hajian
Costume Designer:  Denise Wingate
Editor:  Heath Ryan
Production Designer:  Rusty Smith
Director of Photography:  Levie Isaacks, ASC
Associate Producer:  Greg Holstein
Produced by:  Mike Elliott, Jerry P. Jacobs
Written by:  William Robertson & Alex Zamm
Directed by:  Alex Zamm
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – BLU-RAY:
Street Date: April 1, 2014
Copyright: 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 63124916 (US); 63129743 (CAN)
Running Time: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: PG for some mild rude humor
Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), DTS Digital Surround 5.1(Spanish and French)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: April 1, 2014
Copyright: 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 63124915 (US); 6319742 (CAN)
Running Time:  1 Hour 38 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: PG for some mild rude humor
Technical Info: Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, Spanish and French)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French
About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

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