Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Opening 8/30: IFC’s OFFICIAL SECRETS Starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes

***OPENING IN THEATERS ON AUGUST 30***
New York: IFC Center & AMC Lincoln Square
Los Angeles: The Landmark and ArcLight Hollywood

Directed by Gavin Hood
Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, and Rhys Ifans
She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.

Release Date: August 30, 2019
Distributor: IFC Films
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein, Gavin Hood
Starring: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Adam Bakri, Matthew Goode, John Heffernan, Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, Rhys Ifans, Conleth Hill, Tamsin Greig, Kenneth Cranham, Myanna Buring, Katherine Kelly, Shaun Dooley, Jeremy Northam

Monday, August 19, 2019

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE arrives on Blu-ray & DVD October 15

“Close to a work of genius”

—Stephen King

 

“Watch it, but not when you need to sleep”

—Forbes

 

THE TERRIFYING SERIES ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY & DVD 
JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN

 

The Haunting of Hill House

 

All 10 Episodes Debut on Blu-ray & DVD October 15, 2019 with Exclusive Bonus Content Including Three Extended Episodes and Director Commentary 

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Hailed as “one of the best TV shows of 2018” (RogerEbert.com) and “absolutely terrifying” (Rolling Stone), “THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE” arrives on 
Blu-ray and DVD October 15, 2019 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  

           

Certified Fresh with a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and nominated for six Saturn Awards, including Best Streaming Horror & Thriller Series, “THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE” has been renewed by Netflix as an anthology series, telling a new story each season.

           

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE” 3-Disc Blu-ray and 4-Disc DVD sets feature all 10 episodes from the acclaimed first season, including, for the first time, three Extended Director’s Cut episodes with never-before-seen content.  The Blu-ray and DVD also include exclusive commentary by creator and director Mike Flanagan on four episodes.

           

“THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE” is the critically acclaimed, modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's legendary novel about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they're reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts... some of which lurk in their minds... and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.

 

 

 

“THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE” Blu-ray & DVD sets include the following:

·         EP 101: Steven Sees a Ghost

o    Steven Sees a Ghost Extended Director’s Cut

o    Steven Sees a Ghost Extended Director’s Cut Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan

·         EP 102: Open Casket

·         EP 103: Touch

·         EP 104: The Twin Thing

·         EP 105: The Bent-Neck Lady

o    The Bent-Neck Lady Extended Director’s Cut

o    The Bent-Neck Lady Extended Director’s Cut Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan

·         EP 106: Two Storms

o    Two Storms Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan

·         EP 107: Eulogy

·         EP 108: Witness Marks

·         EP 109: Screaming Meemies

·         EP 110: Silence Lay Steadily

o    Silence Lay Steadily Extended Director’s Cut

o    Silence Lay Steadily Extended Director’s Cut Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan

 

“THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE” is an Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm and Paramount Television production.

 

YELLOWSTONE SEASON 2 arrives on Blu-ray & DVD November 5

 

The Godfather on a ranch”—Los Angeles Times

 

“Phenomenal”—Cinemablend

 

 

 

YELLOWSTONE

SEASON 2

 

Blu-ray & DVD Arrive November 5, 2019 with Over 45 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Content, Including a Behind-the-Scenes Making Of Featurette with Kevin Costner & Deleted Scenes

 

Season 2 of Yellowstone is the #1 Original Cable Series of Summer

               

                HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Kevin Costner returns to the ranch as the Dutton family fights for its survival in “YELLOWSTONE” Season 2, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD November 5, 2019 from Paramount Home Entertainment. 

            From writer/director Taylor Sheridan,”YELLOWSTONE” is an engrossing family drama that follows the epic story of a multi-generational family that controls the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S.  In Season 2, John (Kevin Costner), Kayce (Luke Grimes) and the rest of the clan battle constant encroachment from ruthless enemies on all sides.  

            A huge hit with viewers,“YELLOWSTONE” is the most-watched original cable entertainment telecast this summer.  The second season debut episode drew 5M+ viewers in Live+3, surpassing the series premiere by 6%.  The show has already been renewed for a third season on Paramount Network.

            The “YELLOWSTONE Season 2 three-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD sets include all 10 hour-long episodes from the second season, plus over three hours of additional content, including over 45 minutes of exclusive, never-before-seen footage.  Among the exclusive content is an in-depth, 30-minute exploration of the second season, detailing the show’s heightened drama and rising stakes through interviews with Kevin Costner and other cast members.  The disc collections also include exclusive deleted scenes and a look at the show’s stunts, along with “Behind the Story” and “Stories from the Bunkhouse” segments for each episode, and more.

 

“YELLOWSTONE” Season 2 Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features:

  • Behind the Story for each episode
  • Inside Yellowstone: Season 2
  • Costner on Yellowstone: Season 2
  • Working the Yellowstone: Fight Choreography - Exclusive!
  • Only Devils Left - Making Yellowstone: Season 2 - Exclusive!
  • Yellowstone Tintype Photography Behind the Scenes
  • Stories from the Bunkhouse for each episode
  • Deleted Scenes - Exclusive!

 

“YELLOWSTONE” stars world-renowned actor and Oscar®-winner Kevin Costner as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. “YELLOWSTONE” is co-created by critically acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind RiverHell or High Water and Sicario), and John Linson. The impressive cast list for “YELLOWSTONE” also includes Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston and Gil Birmingham. Neal McDonough joined the cast for Season 2.  

 

The Season 2 finale of “YELLOWSTONE” airs on Paramount Network Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.

 

The Paramount Network original drama is co-produced by 101 Studios.  Executive producers for “YELLOWSTONE” are John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser and Bob Yari.

 

TWO EVIL EYES 3-Disc Limited Edition / 4K Restoration coming October 29th

The Masters of Modern Horror - George Romero and Dario Argento - bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In Romero's The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's The Black Cat, a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own?
 
Martin Balsam (PSYCHO), E.G. Marshall (CREEPSHOW), John Amos (THE BEASTMASTER) and Tom Atkins (NIGHT OF THE CREEPS) co-star in this wild horror hit that also features grisly makeup effects by Tom Savini (MANIAC). In celebration of its 30thAnniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present TWO EVIL EYES in a new 4K restoration from its original camera negative, packed with exclusive new and archival Extras!
BONUS FEATURES:

Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
  • NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Murder By Design: The Unsane Cinema of Dario Argento
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster & Still Gallery
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
  • Two Masters' Eyes - Interviews with Directors Dario Argento & George Romero, Special Make-Up Effects Supervisor Tom Savini, Executive Producer Claudio Argento, and Asia Argento
  • Savini's EFX - A Behind-the-Scenes look at the film's Special Make-Up Effects
  • At Home With Tom Savini - A personal tour of Tom Savini's home
  • Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero
  • NEW! Before I Wake - Interview with Star Ramy Zada
  • NEW! Behind The Wall - Interview with Star Madeleine Potter
  • NEW! One Maestro And Two Masters - Interview with Composer Pino Donaggio
  • NEW! Rewriting Poe - Interview with Co-Writer Franco Ferrini
  • NEW! The Cat Who Wouldn't Die - Interview with Assistant Director Luigi Cozzi
  • NEW! Two Evil Brothers - Interview with Special Make-Up Assistant Everett Burrell
  • NEW! Working With George - Interview with Costume Designer Barbara Anderson
Disc 3 (CD):
  • TWO EVIL EYES Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Pino Donaggio
BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

MVD Entertainment Group and Rue Morgue Magazine To Launch MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY A New Horror-centric Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
MVD Entertainment Group and Rue Morgue Magazine To Launch 

MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY

A New Horror-centric Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) Service

MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP and RUE MORGUE have teamed up to launch the MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY, a curated Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service specializing in Extreme Underground, Taboo and Cult Horror movies. Now genre fans can gain access to a film library of shocking underground, outrageous gore, creature features, cult classics and much more. Those with a taste for the weirdest and wildest reaches of genre cinema will not be disappointed!
 
"The bigger platforms are catering to the masses and have gone puritanical in many cases, making it very difficult for filmmakers to reach their audience," says Ed Seaman, C.O.O. of MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. "MVD has a great deal of this type of content and when it is live on major platforms, it performs really well. Maybe too well for some of the mainstream platforms."
 
MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY will also cater to more traditional horror fare as well, pulling from the thousands of film hours from in MVD's vast catalog. In addition, RUE MORGUE will also be finding and curating fresh and unusual content for the service. 
 
"As larger streaming platforms continue to crack down on content, there's an urgent need to create a space for boundary-pushing films unencumbered by strangling content restrictions," said Adrianna Gober, Director of Programming. "As a lifelong horror fan, I'm proud and excited to be working with MVD Entertainment Group and genre champions Rue Morgue Magazine to bring Midnight Movie Society to the masses."
 
"We're thrilled to be partnering with MVD to give fans access to films that are becoming increasingly harder to come by,commentedRodrigo Gudino, President of RUE MORGUE.
 
Rob Hyman, MVD's Digital Director says, "Working with Rue Morgue is a dream so far. They are a household name amongst horror fans, and we anticipate our SVOD service and selection will be embraced by their fans." 
 
MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY will be available for $4.99 per month, or $47.88 per year subscription, and will launch on iOS, Roku and web on Friday the 13th, September 2019.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish – Bring Home The Music and Magic on October 15 on Digital & October 29 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Relive the Beloved Timeless Tale of Cinderella with a Modern-Day, Holiday Twist
 

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

 
Bring Home the Music & Magic 
October 15 on Digital, October 29 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD
 
BURBANK, CA (August 14, 2019) – Break out the mistletoe and holly and get ready to sing and dance as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish on Digital beginning October 15, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 29. The enchanting all-new original movie stars Laura Marano (Disney’s Austin and Ally) as Kat Decker, Gregg Sulkin (Marvel’s RunawaysFaking ItWizards of Waverly Place) as Dominic Wintergarden, Barclay Hope (Riverdale) as Terrence Wintergarden, three-time Leo® Award winner and Hallmark Channel favorite Johannah Newmarch (When Calls The HeartGarage Sale Mystery franchise) as the cruel stepmother Deirdra Decker, Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time) as Kat’s best friend Isla, and evil-stepsisters Joy and Grace are played, respectively, by Lillian Doucet-Roche (The Miracle Season) and Chanelle Peloso (Syfy’s Deadly Class).
 
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish will be available on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP ($34.97 in Canada) and DVD for $19.98 SRP ($24.99 in Canada) as well as on Digital for $19.99 SRP.  The Blu-ray Combo Pack (and Blu-ray in Canada) include a digital version of the film.
 
Brimming with overtones from the classic fairytale, this contemporary musical follows Katherine “Kat” Decker dreaming of becoming a famous singer-songwriter. Her reality, however, is suffocated by her conniving and cruel stepfamily and a demoralizing job working as a singing elf at billionaire Terrence Wintergarden’s Santa Land. When she starts to fall for Nick, the handsome new Santa at the tree lot, things begin to look up. Unfortunately, when her stepmother and stepsisters realize Kat has been invited to the prestigious Wintergarden Christmas Gala, they’ll stop at nothing to procure their own invitation and keep Kat from attending. With the help of her attentive dog, a true friend, and a little bit of holiday magic, Kat may just make it to the gala, discover the true identity of Nick, and experience the true meaning of Christmas.
 
“The Cinderella fairytale is iconic and has captivated audiences for many generations," said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. ”We are delighted to bring a fresh, new spin to this timeless fairytale just in time for holiday gift giving!”
 

This is the fifth installment in the A Cinderella Story movie series, and first one with a Christmas theme. Other titles include A Cinderella Story (Hilary Duff), Another Cinderella Story (Selena Gomez), A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (Lucy Hale) and A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (Sofia Carson). A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish is written and directed by Michelle Johnston (Nickelodeon’s Blurt), who directed the last installment of A Cinderella Story after choreographing the first four and serving as a producer on the past three. Dylan Sellers (The GiverSt. Vincent, both Agent Cody Banks films), keeper of the A Cinderella Story franchise, returns for his fifth turn as producer. Trygge Toven (Captain MarvelAvengers: Infinity WarTrolls) and Toko Nagata (ShaftThe PredatorPitch Perfect 3) serve as the music supervisors. Production Services were provided by Front Street Pictures Inc. The film is produced in association with Blue Ribbon Content for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

 

 

BONUS FEATURES
  • The Look and Costumes of ‘A Christmas Wish’ (New Featurette)
  • The Mic and The Stage (New Featurette)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER CASEY AFFLECK WRITES, DIRECTS AND STARS IN THE EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT SUSPENSE THRILLER LIGHT OF MY LIFE Now in Theaters, on Digital and On Demand On Blu-ray™ & DVD October 8, 2019 at Participating Retailers

ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER CASEY AFFLECK WRITES, DIRECTS AND STARS IN THE EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT SUSPENSE THRILLER

 

LIGHT OF MY LIFE

 

Now in Theaters, on Digital and On Demand

 

On Blu-ray & DVD October 8, 2019 at Participating Retailers 


HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Academy Award® winner* Casey Affleck writes, directs and delivers “a superb performance” (Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily) in the “truly breathtaking” (Paul Heath, THN) survivalist thriller LIGHT OF MY LIFE, which is now in theaters, on Digital, and On Demand. The movie will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD October 8, 2019 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

A decade after a plague has wiped out nearly all of the world’s female population, a father (Affleck) and daughter live on the outskirts of what’s left of civilization as they once knew it.  Disguising his daughter as a boy, the father struggles to protect her from newfound threats as they are forced from their home into dangerous territory.  Prepared to defend his daughter at all costs, their bond and the character of humanity is tested.  LIGHT OF MY LIFE also stars newcomer Anna Pniowsky.

 

The LIGHT OF MY LIFE Blu-ray includes access to a Digital copy of the film.

 


SABAN FILMS presents a BLACK BEAR PICTURES production a COMPANY A production

CASEY AFFLECK “LIGHT OF MY LIFE” ANNA PNIOWSKY TOM BOWER and ELISABETH MOSS casting by AVY KAUFMAN, C.S.A.  music by DANIEL HART 
costume designer MALGOSIA TURZANSKA production designer SARA K. WHITE 
editor DODY DORN, ACE CHRISTOPHER TELLEFSEN, ACE 
director of photography ADAM ARKAPAW

co-producers GEOFFREY QUAN GEOFF LINVILLE
executive producers MICHAEL HEIMLER BEN STILLMAN WHITAKER LADER

produced by TEDDY SCHWARZMAN, p.g.a. CASEY AFFLECK, p.g.a. JOHN POWERS MIDDLETON written and directed by CASEY AFFLECK

 

© 2019 BBP LOML, LLC.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

JORDAN PEELE’S GLOBAL BLOCKBUSTER, US, TO BE ALL-NEW TERRIFYING “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” MAZES AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT

 

“We are our own worst enemy.”

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort BringUniversal Pictures and Academy Award®-Winning Filmmaker Jordan Peele’s Global Blockbuster, Us, to Life in All-New Terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” Mazes

Click Here for a Look at the Horror that Awaits and Here to Purchase Tickets

 

Universal City, CA, Orlando, Fla., August 7, 2019 – The reality unearthed in Universal Pictures’ global horror film blockbuster, Us, from visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, becomes perilously tethered to Universal Studios Hollywoodand Universal Orlando Resort in all-new terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” mazes, debuting this September.

Featuring the unnerving labyrinth of underground tunnels that stretch from coast to coast below America, to the disorienting and the ominous uprising of “The Tethered”— doppelgängers of every living man, woman and child in the country—the “Us” maze will place guests at the heart of this living nightmare where they quickly realize they are their own worst enemy. 

The journey begins circa 1986 as guests follow in the footsteps of the young girl they first meet as Adelaide Wilson as she innocently ventures through a mirror funhouse at the Santa Cruz boardwalk and has a fateful and traumatic encounter with her tethered doppelgänger, an event that will forever alter both of their lives.  The harrowing experience will then transition to present day, thrusting guests into the chaos of “The Tethered” uprising as they emerge from their tunnels to murder their privileged doubles in a nationwide coordinated act of rebellion. 

"It's very exciting to know that fans of Uswill get to experience firsthand the terror of being stalked and tormented by ‘The Tethered.’ It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to create a monster that would scare people on Halloween, so having ‘The Tethered’ join such esteemed company is a dream come true,” said Jordan Peele.

“Jordan Peele has put his indelible stamp on a new genre of psychological horror films with the Academy Award®-winning movie, Get Out and the critically-acclaimed film, Us,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer, “Halloween Horror Nights,” Universal Studios Hollywood.  “And, it’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with him and his talented team to bring his unique vision for Us to life as a ‘living horror movie’ as part of ‘Halloween Horror Nights.’” 

“The idea that ‘we are our own worst enemy and the visuals around that notion are what made the story of Us so compelling, personal and exciting for our design team to translate,” said Michael Aiello, Sr. Director of Entertainment Creative for Universal Orlando Resort. “Surrounding our guests in that horrific world of duality Jordan Peele created is a perfect fit for Universal’s ‘Halloween Horror Nights.’”

Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims within their own horror film.  Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner. 

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins Friday, September 6 in Orlando and on Friday, September 13 in Hollywood. Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. All tickets for Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resortare on sale now. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Director Frank Capra’s Beloved Masterpiece Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ For the First Time Ever IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE Fully Restored from the Original Negative, Perennial Favorite Arrives in 4K Ultra HD Combo October 29, 2019

Director Frank Capra’s Beloved Masterpiece Arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 
For the First Time Ever 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Fully Restored from the Original Negative, Perennial Favorite Arrives in 
4K Ultra HD Combo October 29, 2019

 

Also Available in 2-Disc Blu-ray with Newly Remastered Black-and-White Film, Along with Colorized Version

 

Return to Bedford Falls to experience the life-affirming message of director Frank Capra’s enduringly popular classic all over again when IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time ever October 29, 2019.  Fully restored from the original negative IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in 4K delivers amazing clarity with sharper and brighter images for a sensational home viewing experience. 

 

Paramount spent over a year painstakingly restoring this treasured film, using the original nitrate negative along with two fine grain masters made in the 1940s.  Each element was carefully scanned using the very latest technology to both preserve the delicate negative and create the best possible digital image.  Fortunately, 13 of the 14 reels of the original negative survived, but portions had begun to deteriorate so the best image was selected from one of the three original sources on a shot-by-shot basis.  The result is a more vibrant and detail-rich picture that brings this classic to life like never before.

 

The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack includes the black-and-white film in 4K high definition, as well as a colorized version on Blu-ray, along with three special features new to 4K Ultra HD disc: “Restoring a Beloved Classic,” “Secrets from the Vault,” and “It’s A Wonderful Wrap Party.”  A 2-Disc Blu-ray set will also be available that includes the newly remastered film in black-and-white, along with a colorized version and the three special features listed above.

 

GALAXY QUEST All-Star Comedy Classic Arrives in a Blu-ray™Steelbook For the First Time September 17, 2019

“Never give up!  Never surrender!”

 

The Outrageously Hilarious Sci-Fi Spoof Celebrates Its 20thAnniversary 

 

GALAXY QUEST

 

All-Star Comedy Classic Arrives in a Blu-raySteelbook For the First Time September 17, 2019

 

By Grabthar’s hammer, the intrepid crew of the NSEA Protector is back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the uproarious classic GALAXY QUEST, arriving in our solar system September 17, 2019 in a Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook exclusively at Best Buy from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Featuring an out-of-this-world all-star cast including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Enrico Colantoni, Daryl Mitchell and Justin Long, this rollicking send-up of sci-fi fanaticism is as funny today as it was when it premiered in theaters 20 years ago.  

 

The Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Steelbook includes:

·         Galactopedia—On-screen information about characters, ships, aliens and more

·         Historical Documents: The Story of Galaxy Quest—Cast and filmmakers discuss how the film came together

·         Never Give Up, Never Surrender: The Intrepid Crew of the NSEA Protector—Celebrates the incredibly talented cast

·         By Grabthar’s Hammer, What Amazing Effects—Explores the effects by ILM and Stan Winston

·         Alien School—Creating the Thermian Race—Actor Enrico Colantoni’s process of developing the voice and manner of an alien race

·         Actors in Space—Delves into the psyche of the cast

·         Sigourney Weaver Raps—Needs no further explanation

·         Deleted Scenes

·         Theatrical Trailer

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

HBO Max Adds to its Arsenal of Strategic Acquisitions with Exclusive Streaming Rights to the Current ‘Doctor Who’ Series in New Deal with BBC Studios

Is There a Doctor in the House?
 
HBO Max Adds to its Arsenal of Strategic Acquisitions with Exclusive Streaming Rights to the Current ‘Doctor Who’ Series
in New Deal with BBC Studios

 
All 11 Seasons, Including the Streaming Premiere of Season 11 Starring Jodie Whittaker,
Will be Available at Launch
 
Deal Also Locks in HBO Max as the Exclusive SVOD Home for Future Seasons Including the Upcoming Season 12 After It Airs on BBC AMERICA
 
In Addition, HBO Max Has Licensed 700 Episodes of Iconic BBC Series Including
“The Office” and Many More
LOS ANGELES  August 1, 2019 – HBO Max adds to its arsenal of strategic, fan-favorite acquisitions by securing the exclusive streaming rights to BBC’s longest running global franchise, “Doctor Who.” All 11 seasons of the British sci-fi hit drama will be available on WarnerMedia’s streaming service at launch in spring 2020, marking the SVOD premiere of season 11. As part of HBO Max’s new long-term deal with BBC Studios, the streamer will also be the exclusive SVOD home for future seasons after they air on BBC AMERICA.
 
In addition to “Doctor Who,” HBO Max has licensed 700 episodes of iconic BBC series such as “The Office,” “Top Gear,”“Luther,” and “The Honorable Woman.” 
 
“‘Doctor Who’ is one of television’s all-time, most beloved series, on both sides of the pond, and we are happy to be the exclusive streaming stewards for this BBC gem” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and president, TNT, TBS, and truTV. “Another series to further define the high-quality content experience consumers can expect from HBO Max.”
 
“As any ‘Doctor Who’ fan knows, the iconic TARDIS is ‘bigger on the inside’ – and it’s a good thing because the TARDIS is about to welcome a whole new slew of fans coming to the show through this deal with HBO Max,” said Nigel Gaines, Interim President, BBC Studios – Americas. “HBO Max’s ambitious content line-up is the perfect complement to the ‘Doctor Who’ global franchise, in addition to some of our most award-winning and game-changing UK dramas and comedies.”
 
“’Doctor Who’ is a program like no other - an incredibly rich world of stories, packed with adventure, regeneration, heart (two actually) and hope. Our audience is incredibly dedicated and engaged, and we can’t wait to work with HBO Max to tell our stories from across all of time and space,” said Sally de St Croix, Doctor Who Global Franchise Director.
  • Doctor Who is a British TV Series, that follows the stories of a regenerating Time Lord who travels on adventures through all of space and time . The deal includes Seasons 1-11. Chris Chibnall is the current showrunner and writer.
  • The original British television mockumentary, The Office, created, written and directed by Golden Globe and Emmy winners Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, follows the day-to-day lives of office employees of the fictional Wernham Hogg paper company. Deal includes two seasons and two specials.
  • Long running hit car show Top Gear featuring several seasons with original hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May plus the most recent casts including Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff. The deal includes multiple seasons. 
  • The British crime drama Luther stars Idris Elba as Detective John Luther working for the Serious Crime Unit who becomes consumed by the crimes he investigates. Created and written by Neil Cross, the series has received eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations with Elba also receiving a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Television Award, NAACP Image Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance.  Deal includes all five seasons.
  • Nine-part mini-series The Honorable Woman, centers on Nessa Stein, played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, who inherits her father’s arms business and finds herself in an international maelstrom as she continues to promote the reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. It was created, written and directed by Hugo Blick.
 In addition to these iconic shows, the deal also includes new titles “Pure, “Trigonometry, “Stath Lets Flats”, “Home and “Ghosts” which will all be available exclusively to HBO Max upon launch of the service.
 
All of these shows join HBO Max’s already-robust library, which is anticipated to boast 10,000 hours of programming at launch, including key licensed third-party programming and a rich array of content that brings the HBO service together with WarnerMedia’s portfolio of powerful brands: Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Hello Sunshine, Looney Tunes and more.
 
In addition to HBO Max’s vast selection of beloved library titles, the service will also feature the entire HBO library of hits including fan favorites “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” “Veep,” and “Game of Thrones,” as well as previously announced acquisitions “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Pretty Little Liars,” and all 236 episodes of “Friends.”
 
HBO Max will also be the exclusive out-of-season streaming home to a string of new Warner Bros. produced dramas for The CW, including the highly-anticipated new DC series “Batwoman” and “Katy Keene” (spinoff of “Riverdale”). The streamer will also be home to the critically acclaimed DC series “Doom Patrol,” with the first-season available at launch and new episodes set to debut simultaneously on DC Universe and HBO Max.
 
HBO Max is also developing a strong originals slate with film and television projects geared toward all audience segments in the home.

Max Original series previously announced include:
  • “Gossip Girl,” eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. 
  • “Dune: The Sisterhood,” an adaptation of Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson’s book based in the world created by Frank Herbert’s Dune, from director Denis Villeneuve
  • “Tokyo Vice,” based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat starring Ansel Elgort
  • “The Flight Attendant,” a one-hour thriller series based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian, which will star Kaley Cuoco, who is also executive producing alongside Greg Berlanti
  • “Love Life,” a 10-episode half-hour romantic comedy anthology series starring Anna Kendrick, who will also executive produce alongside Paul Feig
  • “Station Eleven, a post-apocalyptic limited series based on Emily St. John Mandel’s international bestseller, adapted by Patrick Somerville and directed by Hiro Murai
  • “Made for Love,” a 10-episode, half-hour, straight-to-series adaptation based on the tragicomic novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting, also from Somerville and directed by S.J. Clarkson
  • “Gremlins,” an animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment based on the original movie
On the film side, HBO Max has secured exclusive movie production deals with Greg Berlanti, one of Hollywood’s most prolific and successful producers, and Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award® and Emmy Award®-winning actress and producer. Berlanti will produce an initial four movies focused in the young adult space, while Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine will produce at least two films.
 
Highlights of HBO original programming previously announced for 2020 and 2021 that will be part of HBO Max include:
  • Stephen King’s “The Outsider,” a dark mystery starring Ben Mendelsohn, produced and directed by Jason Bateman
  • “Lovecraft Country,” a unique horror series based on a novel by Matt Ruff, written and executive produced by Misha Green, and executive produced by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams
  • “The Nevers,” Joss Whedon’snew science fiction series starring Laura Donnelly
  • “The Gilded Age,” the opulent world of 1885 New York from “Downton Abbey’s” Julian Fellowes
  • “Avenue 5,” high satire aboard a space-bound cruise ship fromArmando Iannucci (“Veep”), starring Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad
  • “The Undoing, a psychological thriller from David E. Kelley, directed by Susanne Bier starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant
  • “The Plot Against America,” reimagined history based on Phillip Roth’s novel written and executive produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, starring Winona Ryder and John Turturro
  • “Perry Mason,” the classic legal drama for a new generation, executive produced by Robert Downey, Jr. and Susan Downey, with Matthew Rhys in the title role
  • “I Know This Much Is True,” a complex family drama starring Mark Ruffalo playing twin brothers, one of whom has schizophrenia, based on the best-selling novel by Wally Lamb, written and directed byDerek Cianfrance.
About HBO Max 
HBO Max is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer service debuting in spring 2020. With 10,000 hours of curated premium content anticipated at launch, HBO Max will offer powerhouse programming for everyone in the home, bringing together HBO, a robust slate of new original series, key third-party licensed  programs and movies, and fan favorites from Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and more. Sign up for updates at HBOMax.com.