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Blu-ray Releases for July 17, 2018

Releases have been flying fast and furious over the last few weeks; below is a ridiculous but still not comprehensive list of what’s now available — everything from big studio garbage like Rampage to mini studio garbage like The Spinning Man. (Recommended releases from the below include the Universal comedy Blockers, the political drama Chappaquiddick, Arrow Video’s staggering release of the spaghetti western set The Complete Sartana, and WellGo USA’s strangely beautiful cult horror flick The Endless. Blu-ray reviews as you know them will return shortly. For now, take a gander at what to drop your hard-earned shekels on.


Distributor: Arrow Video 

The mid-nineties were a fertile period for the vampire movie. Big-name stars such as Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy flocked to genre, as did high-calibre filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola, veterans Wes Craven and John Landis, independents Michael Almereyda and Jeffrey Arsenault, and up-and-comers Quentin Tarantino and Guillermo del Toro. Amid the fangs and crucifixes, Abel Ferrara reunited with his King of New York star Christopher Walken for The Addiction, a distinctly personal take on creatures of the night. Philosophy student Kathleen (Lili Taylor, The Conjuring) is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class by Casanova (Annabella Sciorra, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle) and bitten on the neck. She quickly falls ill but realises this isn’t any ordinary disease when she develops an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood…

Special Features:

  • New restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative by Arrow Films, approved by director Abel Ferrara and director of photography Ken Kelsch
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Restored 5.1 audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by Abel Ferrara, moderated by critic and biographer Brad Stevens
    Talking with the Vampires (2018) A new documentary about the film made by Ferrara especially for this release, featuring actors Christopher Walken and Lili Taylor, composer Joe Delia, Ken Kelsch, and Ferrara himself
  • New interview with Abel Ferrara
  • New interview with Brad Stevens
  • Abel Ferrara Edits The Addiction, an archival piece from the time of production
  • Original trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by critic Michael Ewins

Distributor: RLJ Entertainment

A year has passed since the dark eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) into the infamous lycanthrope crime-fighter. Although the evil that controlled Woodhaven was defeated, the community is far from returning to normal. A villainous entrepreneur (Yannick Bisson) is looking to open a new brewery and revive the local hockey team, but it’s clear he has ulterior motives. With a new mayor (Kevin Smith) and the new chief of police (Amy Matysio), WolfCop has his work cut out for him when he has to save the town all over again.

Special Features:

  • The Making of Another WolfCop
  • Friends & Foes: Meet the Cast
  • The Monster Shop: Special FX
  • Shoot or Die! Surviving On Set
  • Barn Burner music video by Shooting Guns

Distributor: Universal Pictures

When three parents stumble upon their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal. Leslie Mann (The Other Woman, This Is 40), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Suicide Squad) and John Cena (Trainwreck, Sisters) star in Blockers, the directorial debut of Kay Cannon (writer of the Pitch Perfect series).

Special Features:

  • Audio commentary by director Kay Cannon
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Line-O-Rama
  • Rescue Mission
  • Prom Night
  • The History of Sex with Ike Barinholtz.
  • John Cena’s Prom Survival Kit for Parents
  • Chug! Chug! Chug!
  • Puke-a-Palooza

Distributor: Arrow Video

One of the major consequences of Western Europe’s post-war Economic Miracle was the proliferation of international travel. Eager to tap into audiences’ desire to experience the glamour of the jet set lifestyle, the popular filmmakers of the day rushed to make the most of the exotic locales at their disposal.

Arguably no other giallo captured this trend as vividly as The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail. The film begins in London, where Lisa Baumer (Evelyn Stewart, The Psychic) learns that her husband has died in a freak plane accident. Summoned to Athens to collect his generous life insurance policy, she soon discovers that others besides herself are keen to get their hands on the money – and are willing to kill for it. Meanwhile, private detective Peter Lynch (George Hilton, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh) arrives to investigate irregularities in the insurance claim. Teaming up with a beautiful reporter, Cléo Dupont (Anita Strindberg, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key), Lynch resolves to unearth the truth… before he too ends up on the wrong end of the murderer’s straight razor.

The second giallo by genre master Sergio Martino (Torso, The Suspicious Death of a Minor), The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail combines stunning views of Athens and the Greek coastline with brutal bursts of violence, a typically tangled script by Ernesto Gastaldi (Death Walks on High Heels), and a cast overflowing with Euro cult talent, including Alberto de Mendoza (A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin), Janine Reynaud (Jess Franco’s Succubus) and Luigi Pistilli (A Bay of Blood).

Special Features:

  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with writer Ernesto Gastaldi, moderated by filmmaker Federico Caddeo (in Italian with English subtitles)
  • New interview with star George Hilton
  • New interview with director Sergio Martino
  • New analysis Sergio Martino’s films by Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
  • New video essay by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Rachael Nisbet and Howard Hughes, and a biography of star Anita Strindberg by Peter Jilmstad

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The tragic and haunting events that defined the life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy unfold in the riveting thriller, Chappaquiddick. This suspenseful historical thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week.

Special Features:

  • “A Reckoning: Revisiting Chappaquiddick” Featurette
  • “Bridge to the Past: Editing the Film” Featurette

Distributor: Arrow Video

Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name spawned imitations, variations and shameless rip-offs keen to emulate his success at the box office. Within months of A Fistful of Dollars’ release, Giuliano Gemma was playing Ringo, who was then followed by Franco Nero’s Django, Tony Anthony’s The Stranger and Gianni Garko’s Sartana each providing their own twist on the Eastwood antihero, and each of them then subject to their own spate of unofficial sequels, spoofs and cash-ins.

Sartana tapped into more than just his Spaghetti Western predecessors a mysterious figure, he has a spectral quality, aided by his Count Dracula-alike cloak which also nods towards comic strip figure Mandrake the Magician, with whom he shares he shares a penchant for card tricks. He takes pride in his appearance unlike the Eastwood’s dusty wanderer or Nero’s mud-caked drifter. And there’s a dose of James Bond too in his fondness for gadgetry and the droll sense of humour.

Unsurprisingly, this unique figure in the genre was treated to four official follow-ups. The Complete Sartana collects all five films, presented here in brand-new restorations: If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death, I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay, Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming, and Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, in which George Hilton replaced Garko in the lead role.

Special Features:

  • Limited Edition Blu-ray collection of all five official Sartana films (2500 copies)
  • Brand-new 2K restoration of If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death from original film materials, carried out by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
  • Brand-new 2K restorations of I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death, Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay, Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming, and Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin from original camera negatives, carried out by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks on all five films
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary on If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death by filmmaker Mike Siegel
  • Audio commentary on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death by Spaghetti Western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke
  • Gianfranco Parolini on If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death, a brand-new interview with the writer-director
  • Fabbio Piccioni on If You Meet Sartana… Pray for Your Death, a brand-new interview with the writer
  • Sal Borgese on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Light the Fuse… Sartana Is
  • Coming, two brand-new interviews with the actor
  • Ernesto Gastaldi on I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death and Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming, two brand-new interviews with the writer
  • Roberto Dell’Acqua on Have a Good Funeral My Friend… Sartana Will Pay, a brand-new interview with the actor
  • Sartana Lives, an archive featurette on Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming featuring interviews with actor Gianni Garko and director Giuliano Carnimeo
  • Sartana Shoots First, a brand-new interview with George Hilton on Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin
  • Erika Blanc on Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, a brand-new interview with the actor
  • Tony Askin on Sartana’s Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, a brand-new interview with the actor
  • Brand-new video essay on the major actors and supporting players in the official Sartana films
  • Galleries of original promotional images from the Mike Siegal Archive for all five films
  • Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Roberto Curti and an extensive Spaghetti Western timeline by Howard Hughes

Distributor: IFC Midnight via Shout! Factory
What happens when the undead return to life? In The Cured, the world has been ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, until a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley, This Must Be The Place), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page, Juno), Senan attempts to restart his life — but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart?

Special Features:

  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

A group of teenage delinquents living in a youth center wake up to find themselves all alone with no one to watch over them. The teens celebrate their newfound freedom by partying, playing loud music and visualizing a life without guardians. After the excitement fades, they decide to leave the group home for good. Upon arriving in the nearby town, they find the streets deserted, and in a post-apocalyptic state. The few adults they do encounter all seem to be infected by a mysterious epidemic, making them blood-thirsty and psychotic. In order to survive, they need to band together and find a route to safety.

Special Features:

  • Making of Don’t Grow Up
  • On The Set: Languages And The Director
  • Inside The Group: Cast And Characters

Distributor: Arrow Video

If you thought Sex and the City 2 was a stomach-churner, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Long before playing one of Carrie Bradshaw’s best gal pals, actress Kristin Davis found herself up against an altogether different kind of horror in 1987’s Doom Asylum: a riotous mix of gore, gags and goth girl groups galore!

When a group of horny teens wind up on the grounds of a creepy abandoned asylum, they think they’ve found the perfect place to party. Little do they know that inside the building’s crumbling walls lurks a freakishly deformed maniac, driven to madness by the tragic loss of his fiancée in a car accident. With an array of grisly surgical tools at his disposal, it’s only a matter of time before the youngsters begin meeting various splattery ends at the hands of the ghoulish Coroner.

Helmed by director Richard Friedman (Scared Stiff and Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge), and also starring Penthouse Pet of the Year 1988 Patty Mullen (Frankenhooker), Doom Asylum combines outlandish gore and a wise-cracking villain to create one of the most wildly entertainingly blood-spattered slashers of the late ’80s.

Special Features:

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 versions of the feature
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with screenwriter Rick Marx
  • Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
  • Tina’s Terror – a brand new interview with actress Ruth Collins
  • Movie Madhouse – a brand new interview with director of photography
  • Larry Revene Morgues & Mayhem – a brand new interview with special make-up effects creator Vincent J. Guastini
  • Archival Interviews with producer Alexander W. Kogan, Jr., director Richard Friedman and production manager Bill Tasgal
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourne    
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes

Distributor: WellGo USA

Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic SPRING, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with the two directors and the producer of the film
  • Making of – Featurette
  • Behind the scene – featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • VFX Breakdown
  • “Ridiculous Extras” – Featurette
  • Trailers
  • Extended bonus features

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried-up, a prince from the oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) must venture out to find medicine for the ailing queen (Liu), but along the way he gets mixed up with the warlord (Franco) and his robot Ash (Waterhouse), which leads to a daring journey through the desolate wastelands.

Special Features:

  • “Behind the Scenes Featuring Interview with James Franco” Featurette

Distributor: Artsploitation Films

Three German tales of love, sex and death in Berlin from Germany’s most shocking directors. “Final Girl” (Jörg Buttgereit) The first episode, tells the story of a young girl who lives with her guinea pig in a dirty apartment in Berlin. Seemingly a little lonely except for that bound and gagged man tied to her bed. “Make a Wish” (Michal Kosakowski) This gut-wrenching tale involves a young deaf-mute couple who are attacked by a group of skin-head hooligans. However, they are in possession of a mysterious talisman that could help them. “Alraune” (Andreas Marschall) The finale follows a man who stumbles upon a secret sex club that promises the ultimate sexual experience by using a drug made from the roots of the legendary Mandragora plant. But the ecstatic experiences have horrific side-effects.

Special Features:

  • Teaser #1 (1 min 55 sec)
  • Crowdfunding Video for Startnext featuring all three directors (7 min 27 sec)
  • Alraune Teaser with footage extra shot for crowdfunding campaign and not part in the final movie (1 min 59 sec)
  • Crowdfunding Video for Kickstarter featuring all three directors in English (6 min 36 sec)
  • Teaser #2 with extra shot material not used in the final movie! (2 min 11 sec)
  • Alraune Cannes Film Festival trailer extra edited for the festival (2 min 16 sec)
  • Official Trailer 1 (2 min 2 sec)
  • Official Trailer 2 with a completely different concept (1 min 48 sec)
  • “Behind the Scenes” Beautiful Making of Movie shot on Super 8 (7 min 56 sec)
  • “Behind the Scenes” Photos more than 350 high quality photos
  • Audio Commentary In German (only) (1 hour 45 min 47 sec)
  • Q&A at Fantastic Fest 2015 (15 min 37 sec)

Distributor: Arrow Video

Starring original Diamond Guy, Jo Shishido, Seijun Suzuki’s Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! is a hard hitting, rapid-fire yakuza film that redefined the Japanese crime drama.

Detective Tajima (Shishido) is tasked with tracking down a consignment of stolen firearms, as the investigation progresses things take an anarchic, blood-drenched grudge match.

Rapidly paced, darkly funny, and extremely stylish, Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! is unlike anything seen before and rightly deserves its cult status. Suzuki’s send up of post-war greed would go on to cement his domestic and international status as one of the leading directors to come out of Japan.

Special Features:

  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles
  • Interview with historian and Japanese cinema expert Tony Rayns
  • Gallery of original production stills
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Amy Schumer stars as Renee, a woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis. After suffering a fall, she wakes up believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? This hilarious and relatable comedy also stars Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Busy Philipps, Aidy Bryant and Emily Ratajkowski, and is being hailed by critics as “funny and emotionally revealing” (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times).

Special Features:

  • Being Pretty – Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

Distributor: Arrow Video

The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favourites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release.

On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder.

Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalise on its success. It is Wes Craven’s original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history. MARI, SEVENTEEN, IS DYING. EVEN FOR HER THE WORST IS YET TO COME!

3 DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

  • Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • 6 x collector’s postcards
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • Limited edition 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower
  • Soundtrack CD

DISC ONE [BLU-RAY] THE UNRATED CUT

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Unrated Version
  • Isolated score newly remastered from the original 17.5″ magnetic tracks
  • Brand new audio commentary with Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Archival introduction to the film by Wes Craven
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on the Left archival interview with Wes Craven
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century Archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
  • Scoring Last House archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It’s Only a Movie: The Making of Last House in the Left archival featurette
  • Forbidden Footage the cast and crew discuss the film’s most controversial sequences
  • Junior’s Story a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
  • Blood and Guts- a brand new interview with makeup artist Anne Paul
  • The Road Leads to Terror a brand new featurette revisiting the film’s original shooting locations
  • Deleted Scene: “Mari Dying at the Lake
  • Extended Outtakes and Dailies, newly transferred in HD
  • Trailers, TV Spot and Radio Spots
  • Image Galleries

DISC TWO [BLU-RAY] THE ‘KRUG & COMPANY’ AND R-RATED CUTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug & Company and R-Rated cuts of the film
  • The Craven Touch a brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven’s collaborators including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
  • Early Days and “Night of Vengeance” filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left
  • Tales That’ll Tear Your Heart Out unfinished short film by Wes Craven
  • Q&A with Marc Sheffler from a 2017 screening of the film at The American Cinematheque
  • Krug Conquers England archival featurette charting the theatrical tour of the first ever uncut screening of the film in the UK

DISC THREE [CD] ‘THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT’ ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

  • CD featuring the complete, newly remastered film score

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

A true cultural phenomenon that transformed the film-going experience for millions of viewers, A QUIET PLACE is a taut and original thriller that follows a family who must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back.

Special Features:

  • Creating the Quiet – Behind the Scenes
  • The Sound of Darkness – Editing Sound
  • A Reason for Silence – The Visual Effects

Distributor: Artsploitation Films (DVD only)

This unnerving horror anthology is crafted by 14 innovative directors who aren’t afraid to explore mankind’s most bizarre and frightening phobias. Can you imagine being so freaked out by body hair that you would do absolutely anything to remove it? You may have caetophobia. Did you ever look up at the stars and realize how small and insignificant that you really are and start to question your own existence? You might have Astrophobia. How about standing in the voting booth and making a decision on the next political election when an insurmountable amount of panic takes you over. You probably have Politicophobia. Each deranged segment magnifies a specific phobia and proves that people can be afraid of just about anything including dreaming, bacteria, cooking, darkness, blood, medication even young virgins.

Special Features:

  • None

Distributor: Warner Bros.

In 1993, a breakthrough new technology gave scientists a path to treat incurable diseases through genetic editing. In 2016, due to its potential for misuse, the U.S. Intelligence Community designated genetic editing a “Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.” Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created super creatures tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.  

Special Features:

  • Not A Game Anymore – From arcade sensation to movie monster epic, we explore how the Midway video game inspired the filmmakers to create the ultimate disaster film.
  • Gag Reel – Hilarious outtakes and mishaps captured during production.
  • Deleted Scenes – Deleted scenes that barely missed the final theatrical cut.
  • Rampage – Actors in Action: Strap in for a wild ride as Dwayne Johnson, Joe Manganiello and the cast prepare for the film’s demanding stunts and explosive set pieces.
  • Trio of Destruction – Follow the innovative design team and the artists at Weta Digital as they bring to life the biggest and baddest monsters for the film’s climactic battle royal.
  • Attack on Chicago – Director Brad Peyton reveals the challenges of filming on-location in Chicago and turning digital destruction into a cinematic reality.
  • Bringing George to Life – Discover the wonder of what it’s like to be a gorilla, as movement coordinator Terry Notary teaches actor Jason Liles how to move, behave and become “George.”

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

When a 17-year-old girl goes missing, family man and distinguished college professor Evan Birch’s (Guy Pearce) life is turned upside down as circumstantial evidence convinces gruff Detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan) that Birch is a prime suspect. As Malloy begins to peel back the layers of Birch’s past indiscretions with female students, and Birch’s wife (Minnie Driver) begins to question his alibi, Birch’s life starts to unravel, and suddenly the questions that he faces aren’t merely academic — they’re a matter of life and death.

Special Features:

  • Director’s Commentary
  • “Inside Spinning Man” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

Distributor: RLJ Entertainment, Inc.

In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

Special Features:

  • “The Cast of Terminal” featurette
  • “Building the World of Terminal” featurette
  • “From Concept to Creation” featurette
  • Photo Gallery

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Terminator 2: Judgment Day shattered the definition of action-filmmaking to become one of the most celebrated sequels of all time. Even in an age of anything-is-possible digital blockbuster filmmaking – with onscreen action often entirely fabricated and “unreal” – T2 remains a touchstone for both filmmakers and movie fans on the use of visual effects, fusing high-tech thrills with an emotional and compelling story.

Special Features:

  • NEW “T2: Reprogramming the Terminator” 55 Minute Documentary Including Exclusive Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and More
  • 2 Feature Commentaries including 23 members of the cast and crew, including director James Cameron and co-author William Wisher
  • “The Making of T2” 30 Minute Featurette
  • Seamless Branching to View 3 Different Versions of the Movie
  • 2 Deleted Scenes with Audio Commentary
  • Trailers

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

In this action-packed thriller, a weekend getaway at a secluded mountain estate turns deadly for Brea (Patton) and her boyfriend, John (Epps), after they accidentally discover the hidden world of a brutal biker gang. Joined unexpectedly by their friends, Darren (Alonso) and Malia (Sanchez), Brea and John wage a desperate fight for their lives against a gang who will stop at nothing to protect its shocking and murderous secrets.

Special Features:

  • “Journey into the Depths: Making Traffik” Featurette
  • “Deon & Dante: The Look of Traffik” Featurette

Distributor: Arrow Video

This collection brings together Women is the Future of Man and Tale of Cinema, the fifth and sixth films by Hong Sangsoo, the masterful South Korean filmmaker who has been favourably compared to that great French observer of human foibles, Eric Rohmer.

Women is the Future of Man tells of two long-time friends, a filmmaker (Kim Taewoo) and a teacher (Yoo Jitae), who have had an affair with the same woman (Sung Hyunah). The friends decide to meet the girl one more time and see what happens…

Tale of Cinema uses the trope of a film within a film to tell two stories, that of a depressive young man (Lee Kiwoo) who forms a suicide pact with a friend (Uhm Jiwon); and the tale of a filmmaker (Kim Sangkyung) who sees see a film that he believes was based on his life, and who meets the actress from the film with view to turning their onscreen relationship into reality.

With these critically-acclaimed films, presented here in High Definition for the first time with a wealth of extras, Hong Sangsoo employs his idiosyncratic, measured style to create two compelling and truthful tapestries of human emotion and behaviour.

Special Features:

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Newly translated optional English subtitles
  • Newly filmed introductions to both films by Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns
  • Interviews with Kim Sangkyung, Lee Kiwoo and Uhm Jiwon, the stars of Tale of Cinema
  • Introduction to Woman is the Future of Man by director Martin Scorsese
  • The Making Woman is the Future of Man, a featurette on the film’s production
  • Interviews with the actors of Woman is the Future of Man
  • Original trailers
  • Stills gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Michael Sicinski

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J. Tonzelli is a writer, film critiquer, and avid Arnold/Van Damme/Bronson enthusiast who resides in rural South Jersey. He is the author of "The End of Summer: Thirteen Tales of Halloween" and the "Fright Friends Adventure" series, co-authored with Chris Evangelista. He loves abandoned buildings, the supernatural, and films by John Carpenter. You can read some of his short fiction at his website, JTonzelli.com, or objectify him by staring at his tweets: @jtonzelli. He apologizes for all the profanity.

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