Wednesday, April 17, 2019

GLORY The Modern Classic Directed by Edward Zwick Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes & Morgan Freeman Celebrates its 30th Anniversary on 4K Ultra HD™ July 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

GLORY

 

The Modern Classic Directed by Edward Zwick 

Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington,

Cary Elwes & Morgan Freeman

Celebrates its 30th Anniversary on 4K Ultra HD July 30

 

Film Returns to Movie Theaters Nationwide July 21 and 24

 

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (April 17, 2019) –Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Academy Award®-winning classic directed by Edward Zwick, GLORY, debuting on 4K Ultra HD and in 4K with HDR via participating Digital platforms on July 30.  Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington—in his first Oscar®-winning performance (Best Supporting Actor, 1989)—Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman star in the compelling story behind the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, where they fight prejudices from both the Union and the Confederate Armies.  Nominated for five Academy Awards and winning three,* the 4K Ultra HD release truly showcases both the film’s imagery and sound. Freddie Francis’ win for Cinematography is highlighted by the film’s 4K resolution scan from the original camera negative, with a resulting 4K HDR master approved by director Edward Zwick, while the all-new Dolby Atmos audio mix, as well as the original theatrical audio mix, spotlight the team who won the Best Sound Oscar (Donald O. Mitchell, Gregg Rudloff, Elliot Tyson, Russell Williams II).

 

To mark the 30th anniversary of this Civil War epic, Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures will presentGlory as part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series. The film will play in more than 600 movie theaters nationwide for two days only: July 21 and 24. Tickets and more information are available atwww.FathomEvents.com

 

Synopsis:

Commemorate the 30th anniversary of Edward Zwick’s GLORY: the heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Academy Award®-winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts. Screenplay by Kevin Jarre.

 

Bonus Materials Include:

§  Director’s Commentary

§  Deleted Scenes with Commentary

§  Virtual Civil War Battlefield Interactive Map

§  “The True Story Continues” Documentary

§  “The Voices of Glory” Featurette

§  “The Making of Glory” Featurette

§  Visual Feature-Length Commentary (on the 4K Ultra HD disc)

§  Theatrical Trailer (on the 4K Ultra HD disc)

 

GLORY has a run time of approximately 122 minutes and is rated R. 

 

*In addition to its wins for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Sound,GLORY was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Norman Garwood, Garrett Lewis) and Best Film Editing (Steven Rosenblum).

 

Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

What No One Seems To Be Asking...

Microsoft announce the XBOX ONE S All Digital Edition, which effectively kills the 4K optical drive on the game system. You will still pay $250 dollars or so for it, but in a way you are getting less for your money.

I am sad to see the 4K optical drive go because I love physical media and miss being able to browse a store and buy a few discs of whatever the content I wanted. Of course I am in the minority on this so I don't expect my opinion to matter, but this has larger implications and personally, I don't see anyone addressing how this ties into the death of brick and mortar stores in general.

The move toward "shoe box" apartments and tiny homes where you will pay more for less now. You see the world seems to change fast, but if you look at history, the roots go back further. So who is profiting from this? Ask yourself why have people become increasingly isolated. Why is there a push to make everyone stream or download everything? It may be a good thing or it may not. Just think for yourself because ultimately the future depends solely on your actions now. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Manifest: The Complete First Season Flight 828 Disappeared in 2013. Today, it Came Home. Brace Yourself. The DVD is Landing July 23rd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
#1 Series On NBC

Manifest: The Complete First Season

Flight 828 Disappeared in 2013. Today, it Came Home.
 
Brace Yourself. The DVD is Landing July 23rd  
 
BURBANK, CA (April 16, 2019) – This is your calling. You are on the verge of discovering something new! From Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (Forrest GumpCast Away) and executive producers Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura), Jack Rapke (Flight, Cast Away), Jackie Levine (Allied, The Walk) and Len Goldstein (Hart of Dixie, Roadies), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you NBC’s #1 hit series Manifest: The Complete First Season on DVD July 23, 2019. Fans can uncover the mystery from all 16 exhilarating episodes from season one for the suggested low retail price of $29.98 for the DVD ($34.99 in Canada). Manifest: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
 
A plane inexplicably disappears on a trans-oceanic flight and returns five years later after being presumed lost at sea. While no time has passed for those on the flight, years have gone by for their loved ones who have learned to live with their loss. In addition to the outward mystery of what happened on that flight, there’s also an inward mystery of what has happened to the passengers…and why. Nothing will ever be the same as you follow the unexpected journey full of hope, heart and destiny!
 
“With 16.4 million fans tuning-in weekly, Manifest is one of the most talked about series on television,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "We are delighted to release the first installment of the series on DVD so fans can binge on each episode and relive their favorite moments again and again.”
 
Manifest stars Melissa Roxburgh (“Valor,” “Supernatural”), Josh Dallas (“Once Upon a Time”), Athena Karkanis (“House of Cards,” “Zoo”), J.R. Ramirez (“Power”), Luna Blaise (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Jack Messina (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Parveen Kaur (“The Strain,” “Saving Hope”). The series is produced by Jeff Rake Productions and Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
 
 
16 ONE-HOUR EPISODES 
  1. Pilot
  2. Reentry
  3. Turbulence
  4. Unclaimed Baggage
  5. Connecting Flights
  6. Off Radar
  7. S.N.A.F.U.
  8. Point of No Return
  9. Dead Reckoning
  10. Crosswinds
  11. Contrails
  12. Vanishing Point
  13. Cleared for Approach
  14. Upgrade
  15. Hard Landing
  16. Estimated Time of Departure

 
DIGITAL
The first season of Manifest is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. 
 
BASICS
Street Date: July 23, 2019
Order Due Date: June 18, 2019
DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx. 704 min
 
US 
Price: $29.98 SRP 
4 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.1)
 
CANADA
Price: $34.99 SRP 
4 DVD-9s
Audio – English (5.

Monday, April 15, 2019

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT WEEK OF MAY 5

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT
WEEK OF MAY 5
American Dad!
 

"Rabbit Ears"
Monday May 6 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Stan gets obsessed with a 1960s television show after picking up a secondhand TV. Roger decides to live as a baby and the family cares for him.
CONAN
 

Monday May 6 through Thursday May 9 at 11:00pm ET/PT
The Last O.G.
 

"Keep Their Heads Ringing"
Tuesday May 7 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Tray takes Shahzad to a proper black barber shop for the first time. Shay takes Amira to the beauty shop after discovering a dick pic on her phone.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
 

Wednesday May 8 at 10:30pm ET/PT

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ASIANCRUSH & MIDNIGHT PULP April Streaming Premieres: KARAOKE CRAZIES, MICROWAVE MASSACRE, a Romero Celebration with THE CRAZIES & SEASON OF THE WITCH + More!






PREMIERE
MICROWAVE MASSACRE
 
In this twisted '80s cult classic, a man kills his wife and disposes of the body as economically as possible--by heating her up in the microwave and enjoying her flesh as a TV dinner. But now he's acquired a taste for human flesh one serving can't satisfy. (1983, 76 minutes)


PREMIERES
THE CRAZIES + SEASON OF THE WITCH: 
A CELEBRATION OF GEORGE ROMERO                
 
When iconic Master or Horror George Romero passed away in 2017, the filmmaking community lost a legend. From introducing zombies to the silver screen with 1968's Night of the Living Deadand his popular undead sequels to his cult classics such as Knightriders and Creepshow, the Godfather of the Dead was revered for his fantastical, gruesome and satirical P.O.V. To commemorate Romero's groundbreaking and inimitable career, Midnight Pulp is proud to stream two of his early classics: SEASON OF THE WITCH and THE CRAZIES.


  
 
SEASON OF THE WITCH
 
In 1972, Romero followed up his undead masterpiece, with his most "unclassifiable" and "thought-provoking" following a upper-crust housewife who turns to the Dark Arts to shake up her suburban monotony. Remade in 2011 with Nicholas Cage, the original starred Jan White, Bill Thunhurst and  Romero regular Raymond Laine. (130 minutes)
 


THE CRAZIES
 
Romero combineed conspiracy theories with real-life horror in 1973's THE CRAZIES, wherein the government tries to contain a virus accidentally spread by the military in a small Pennsylvania--only to become victims of the victims themselves. TV Guide called it "a nightmarish expose of government omnipotence and paranoia... one of Romero's most underrated efforts". (103 minutes)




PREMIERE
DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT

Luciano Giraldo's giallo masterpiece, second in the Death Walks series, tells the tale of a model who witnesses a brutal murder. When the police discount her story, she decides solve the crime herself.  Legendary director Sergio Corbucci (The Great Silence) was credited with the story. (1972, 102 minutes)




PREMIERE
THE SLAYER
                                    
For years slasher fans were desperate to get their hands on a copy of The Slayer, an elusive but beloved paragon of the genre. Now, this HD restoration of the tale of an island paradise-turned-bloody-nightmare is available to stream right here on Midnight Pulp. (1982, 80 minutes)

Spring Programming at the French Institute Alliance Française

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Spring Programming at the 
French Institute Alliance Française 

May 8 — US Premiere of Molière-Award winning play, The Heart

May 1 — Immersive exhibit, Elodie Blanchard: Fabrications, opens in FIAF Gallery

April 30 — Focus on French Cinema closing-evening celebration with screenings of two new French comedies

April 23 — FIAF:Talks present Art and Wine at Versailles

New York, NY (April 10, 2019)— The US premiere of an acclaimed theatrical adaptation, an immersive exhibition created out of recycled and high-tech materials, screenings of two new French films, and a cross-cultural talk celebrating French icons are highlights this spring at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).

As New York’s premier French cultural and language center, FIAF is dedicated to presenting innovative works and ideas by inspiring artists and thinkers from all over the Francophone world. The next several months offer engaging programs in Florence Gould Hall, its first-floor gallery, and the intimate Skyroom.

At the center of FIAF’s spring season is The Heart, a one-night-only presentation of the award-winning French play adapted from Maylis de Kerangal’s best-selling novel, Réparer les vivants. Starring and directed by Emmanuel Noblet, FIAF’s presentation on May 8 marks the 300th performance of this theatrical gem, a poetic interpretation of a 24-hour race against time to successfully transplant a human heart.

On view from May 1 to June 1 in the FIAF Gallery, the exhibition Fabrications presents the work of Elodie Blanchard, a multifaceted French-born artist currently working in New York. Employing materials from threads and fibers to recycled cloth and high-tech textiles, Blanchard creates whimsical and inviting environments for viewers to explore. In conjunction with this show she will also offer a pair of art-making workshops for families.

Continuing its collaboration with Focus on French Cinema, FIAF will present the closing evening of the 2019 festival with a pair of new French comedies on Tuesday, April 30. Les Invisibles (2018), at 4pm, has been wildly successful in France for its humorous yet sensitive look at a women’s shelter on the verge of closing. Screening at 7:30pmL’Amour flou (2018) documents the conscious uncoupling of a once romantic relationship. A closing party and reception follows.

This spring also offers an intimate luncheon celebrating Art and Wine at Versailles. Château de Versailles director Catherine Pégard and owner of Château Mouton Rothschild Philippe de Rothschild will discuss their institutions’ shared legacy of commissioning some of the greatest artists of their time. Several of Château de Rothschild’s unparalleled wines will be served with lunch.

Tickets to these events can be purchased at fiaf.org. A chronological listing of events follows.


  

FIAF:Talks 
Art and Wine at Versailles 
Tuesday, April 23 at 12:30pm 
FIAF Skyroom

Honoring more than 400 years of art, wine, and the Château de Versailles, Catherine Pégard, president of the Château de Versailles, and Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Château Mouton Rothschild, will join for an intimate conversation and luncheon delving into the cultural history of this iconic landmark. Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will moderate. This talk centers around the recent creation of Mouton Rothschild's limited edition Versailles Celebration cases, featuring labels designed by five celebrated contemporary artists who have exhibited at the palace: Jeff Koons, Giuseppe Penone, Anish Kapoor, Bernar Venet, and Lee Ufan. The cases will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on May 4 to raise funds for the restoration of the Château de Versailles. Château Mouton Rothschild 2005 and Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2010 will be served with lunch.

More information is available here


  

FOCUS ON FRENCH CINEMA 2019 
Tuesday, April 30 
Florence Gould Hall 
In partnership with the 15th edition of Focus on French Cinema, running from April 26 to 30, FIAF will present closing-night screenings of two new French comedies, as well as a closing-night party.

INVISIBLES (LES INVISIBLES) — 4pm 
Dir. Louis-Julien Petit, 2018, 102 minutes, DCP 
With Audrey Lamy, Corinne Masiero, Noémie Lvovsky, Déborah Lukumuena 
In French with English subtitles

When a town in France decides to close a homeless shelter for women, the social workers have only three months to help the residents get back on their feet and reintegrate into society. Inspired by a book and documentary by author/filmmaker Claire Lajeune, director Louis-Julien Petit cast well-known comedic actors alongside nonprofessional ones, including a few women who appeared in Lajeune’s film. The result is a story that humorously honors the resiliency of the human spirit while poignantly bringing attention to an underserved community.

More information is available here.

IN THE MOVE FOR LOVE(L’AMOUR FLOU) and 
Focus on French Cinema Closing-Night Party — 7:30pm

Dir, Romane Bohringer, Philippe Rebbot, 2018, 97min, DCP 
With Romane Bohringer, Philippe Rebbot, Rose and Raoul Rebbot-Bohringer, Reda Kateb 
In French with English subtitles

After 10 years together, two children, and a dog, Romane and Philippe find that they have fallen out of love. But they still love each other. Rather than separate completely, they decide to build a “separtment”: two distinct living spaces connected through the children’s room. A play on the phrase l’amour fou, crazy love, (which was also the title of a 1969 Jacques Rivette film), L’Amour Flou translates to uncertain love, which Romane and Philippe navigate with comedic flair. Obscuring fact and fiction, it stars the real-life couple Romane Bohringer as Rose and Philippe Rebbot as Raoul whose own long-term relationship broke up.

More information is available here.

Monday, April 8, 2019

An All-New Les Misérables Debuts & More!

MASTERPIECE
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo's masterpiece comes to television in a six-part adaptation by award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies. Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as the luckless single mother Fantine. The full series will be available for Members to stream with THIRTEEN Passport on the night of the premiere.
Reconstruction: America After The Civil War
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the definitive history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself amidst profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change.
AMERICAN MASTERS
Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
Discover the man behind the award. A journalist who became a media mogul with an outspoken, cantankerous editorial voice and two bestselling newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free press in a democracy.