Monday, September 13, 2021

THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED Street Date: September 28, 2021




 “The Picasso of our profession”

–  Jerry Seinfeld
 
“Complete genius” 
– Jamie Foxx
 
“Transcendent” 
– Jon Stewart
 
“There’ll never be anybody as important as Richard Pryor.” 
– Howie Mandel
 
THIS SEPTEMBER, EXPERIENCE GREATNESS WITH 
A REMARKABLE DVD COLLECTION BRINGING TOGETHER THE 
VERY BEST OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL COMEDIAN OF ALL TIME 
-- NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE!
 
THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED
 
Street Date: September 28, 2021
DVD SRP: $99.95
 
Capturing the Full Scope of Pryor’s Groundbreaking, Rule-Bashing Career, 
This 13-Disc Set, Packed with More Than 26 Hours of Raw, Uncensored Pryor – from His Unforgettable Stand-up to His Fan-Favorite TV Appearances and Shows – Along with Never-Before-Released Footage, Acclaimed Documentaries and a No-Holds-Barred Interview with Pryor’s Widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, 
Will Be Available Exclusively at TimeLife.com/RichardPryor
 
Fairfax, VA (September 13, 2021) -Richard Pryor was born to tell it like it is. From Peoria, Illinois poverty to Hollywood affluence. From abandonment by his mother to adoration from millions. From school class clown to one of the top entertainers of the ‘70s and ‘80s. From tragedy to triumph and back again, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was a legendary stand-up and multi-talented entertainer who reached a broad audience with his keen observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential comedians of all time.
 
This September, get ready to experience greatness when Time Life releases THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED. Featuring all of Pryor’s most memorable stand-up and television performances together in one collection for the very first time, the 13-disc collector’s set contains more than 26 incredible hours of comedy. The groundbreaking stand-up, the mesmerizing TV appearances, the NBC show that was too hot for TV, and so much more.
 
Raw, sometimes shocking and always thrilling, Pryor -- a once-in-a-generation innovator -- pushed the envelope and was almost single-handly responsible for the comedy evolution that continues to this day. He won an Emmy®, five Grammys®, was the recipient of the very first Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (1998) and in 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him #1 on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. There has simply never been a comedian like him: totally genius and outrageously funny, and that’s on full display in this superlative set, which features:
 
  • All four of Richard’s full-length concert films – Live & SmokinLive in ConcertLive on the Sunset Strip, and Here and Now
  • Richard’s 1977 NBC TV Special and all four controversial episodes of The Richard Pryor Show, featuring Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, and more!
  • Richard’s most memorable TV appearances on The Merv Griffin ShowThe Dick Cavett Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • The feature film, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, written, produced, and directed by Pryor
  • Never-before-released footage from Richard's infamous first film, Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales, lost since 1968
  • Exclusive footage of Richard's final performances and a tribute event at The Comedy Store
  • Two acclaimed documentary films – Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and I Am Richard Pryor 
  • Extras including deleted scenes, outtakes, and a no-holds-barred interview with Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor
  • Plus, a Collector's Booklet with personal photos, diary entries, tour notes and more!
 
Pryor’s comedy will live on forever in our hearts, our minds and now in THE ULTIMATE RICHARD PRYOR COLLECTION: UNCENSORED, available exclusively from Time Life at TimeLife.com/RichardPryor

EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR MARTIN SCORSESE’S CINEMATIC TRIUMPH ON 4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME

 



Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Global Hit Debuts on 4K Ultra HD December 14, 2021

 

Directed by Martin Scorsese and hailed as “a bolt of brilliance” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) and “a masterpiece for a new generation” (James Verniere, The Boston Herald), the electrifying story of American excess THE WOLF OF WALL STREET arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever December 14, 2021from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter), THE WOLF OF WALL STREET was one of the most acclaimed films of 2013, earning over $390 million worldwide.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio delivers one of the best performances of his career as a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills where corruption is king and more is never enough.  The film features a sensational supporting cast, including Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, and Jean Dujardin.

 

The 4K Ultra HD release features exceptional picture quality courtesy of a new film transfer supervised by Scorsese.  The disc includes access to a digital copy of the film and the previously released bonus content detailed below:

  • The Wolf Pack (HD)
  • Running Wild (HD)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street Round Table (HD)

 

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET will also be available on 4K Ultra HD in a limited-edition SteelBook®.

 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Twenty Years And A Day Ago.

20 years and one day ago I had just finished watching Star Trek: Enterprise on the now long defunct UPN and I was planning on going to the Borders Book Store, which was located in the lower level of WTC. There was a shopping mall like area where commuters could connect to many subways and commuter rail lines beneath the World Trade Center. I was feeling a bit under the weather though and I asked my mother about whether or not I should go to lower Manhattan the following morning and she talked me into staying home, stating “There’s nothing there that is so important that you absolutely positively have to go buy it tomorrow so if you’re not feeling well then stay home.” 

So I listened to her and I stayed home and then I got a phone call early in the morning from my friend Robert who told me that plane hit the World Trade Center. I thought you was joking so I turned on the television and I saw the smoke coming from the first building that was hit and it was so surreal to me that I actually thought that a pilot made a real bad navigation decision or some thing. The idea of people committing that type of an attack on some thing as prominent as the World trade Center seemed unthinkable. This was even after the original attack that many people don’t even acknowledge any more than occurred 10 years earlier we’re a bomb went off deep in the basement of the World Trade Center. I remember when that occurred because I was in Manhattan working and it totally screwed up my commute home. However had I gone early in the morning like I was going to, I might have been in the chaos that errupted after the first plane hit. I’m not gonna say that I might have been a victim because how can I possibly say that? I am just grateful that I didn’t go to Borders that day because it would have been a nightmare for me. I loved that area of Manhattan and it was my favorite area too.  I used to think if I could afford to live anywhere in Manhattan I would live in Tribeca. I worked in that area at various places for many years. So I was familiar with it and they were a lot of things that were a short distance away that I loved. 

Then the second plane hit the building and it looked like a special effect, but it was real. My friend hung up his phone and it was just a surreal morning as a Pearl Harbor like event occurred in New York City. Now all over Brooklyn, which is the area that I live in, there are many streets named after first responders and the like who either lost their lives during or as a result of trying to save lives during that disaster. What would seem like the untouchable city of New York suddenly became a fragile place in my mind. Now as we head toward what I hope will be a post Covid world, I find myself feeling a bit melancholy because in the 20 years since and though completely unrelated both my friend and my mother are no longer here for reasons that those of you who are my friends already know. I don’t know why things happen the way they do. I try to take some comfort in being grateful and believing in the idea of God’s plan even if God is an impersonal God. However I would be remiss if I did not state that everything changed on September 11, 2001 and nothing has ever been the same in this country since. Just like COVID-19 will have a profound effect on the history of this country and on the planet especially for those of us who lost somebody. I don’t know what the future will bring for us obviously because life is filled with surprises both good and bad and a lot in between. So all that I think we should do is be grateful to be here and to console those who need consoling and to remember what was lost. While you can’t start a new chapter of a book if you keep rereading the old one, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to reread it one more time before you move on just to refresh yourself on the story. Thank you and God bless you all.


Mark A. Rivera - South Brooklyn, NY September 11, 2021.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Newly Restored and Remastered for Its 40th Anniversary, Director Milos Forman’s Acclaimed Drama is Latest Addition to the Paramount Presents Line presents Ragtime.



 Debuting November 16, 2021, Limited-Edition Two-Disc Blu-ray Includes Newly Discovered Director’s Cut Workprint, Deleted & Extended Scenes, and a New Look Back at the Film 

 

 

Oscar®-winning* director Milos Forman’s cinematic epic RAGTIME arrives for its 40th anniversary in a Limited-Edition two-disc Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line on November 16, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film was originally released on November 20, 1981.

 

Based on E.L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel,RAGTIME tells an unforgettable story of disparate characters in New York City in the early 1900s.   From the emerging New York suburb of New Rochelle to the flashy spectacle of Atlantic City, a family faces racial tensions, scandals, and violence that will test everything they believe in.  With music by Randy Newman, the film features a spectacular cast including James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan, Pat O’Brien, Donald O’Connor, James Olson, Mandy Patinkin, Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Mary Steenburgen, Debbie Allen, Jeff Daniels, Fran Drescher, Samuel L. Jackson, Norman Mailer, John Ratzenberger.

 

RAGTIME has been remastered from a 4K film transfer and is presented in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.  The two-disc Blu-ray includes a newly discovered director’s cut workprint version of the film (along with the theatrical version), deleted and extended scenes, a look back at RAGTIME with Larry Karaszewski and screenwriter Michael Weller, access to a Digital copy of the theatrical version, and the additional legacy bonus content detailed below:

 


Disc 1

·       Newly remastered theatrical version

·       Deleted and Extended Scenes—NEW!

·       Ragtime Revisited: A Conversation with Larry Karaszewski and screenwriter Michael Weller onRagtimeNEW!

·       Commentary by director Milos Forman and executive producer Michael Hausman

·       Deleted Scene

·       Remembering Ragtime

Disc 2

·       Director’s Cut Workprint—NEW!

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Younger The Complete Series All Seven Seasons of the Fan-Favorite Show Debut on DVD November 9, 2021

 


THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES FROM “SEX AND THE CITY” CREATOR DARREN STAR ARRIVES ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

 

Younger

The Complete Series

 

All Seven Seasons of the Fan-Favorite Show Debut on DVD November 9, 2021 with Over an Hour of Bonus Content, Including Bloopers and Deleted Scenes,

Plus a Collectible #TeamJosh and #TeamCharles Bookmark

 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Available on DVD for the first time ever, YOUNGER The Complete Series arrives in a deluxe 10-disc set on November 9, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

With an unforgettable seven-season run, series creator Darren Star’s YOUNGER earned a 98% Tomatometer*score on Rotten Tomatoes®, garnering raves from critics for its witty and riveting storylines.  The show stars two-time Tony Award® winner Sutton Foster with Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis. The seventh season of YOUNGER debuted on ViacomCBS’ streaming platform, Paramount+, earlier this year. The final season is currently airing weekly on TV Land, making it the brand’s longest running original series.

 

YOUNGER The Complete Series 10-DVD set includes all 84 episodes, plus over an hour of bonus content, including over 45 minutes of deleted scenes spanning all seven seasons, more than 30 minutes of hilarious bloopers, and episode commentaries for the series premiere and finale by creator Darren Star.  The set also includes a collectible #TeamCharles and #TeamJosh bookmark. A complete list of special features follows:

  • Audio Commentary with creator Darren Star on Episodes 101 and 712
  • Deleted Scenes from Seasons 1-7
  • Bloopers from Seasons 2-7

 

Foster is Liza Miller, a 40-year-old mom passing herself off as a 20-something assistant. Though her ruse lands her a dream job in publishing, a hot young boyfriend, and a fun new millennial squad, cracks began to form in her plan as she realizes that her secret was hurting those closest to her. YOUNGER follows Liza’s journey through professional and personal ups and downs, on her way to discovering that the truth can be so much better than fiction.

 

Younger” is created, executive produced and written by Darren Star, with Tony Hernandez of JAX Media also executive producing. Dottie Zicklin, Eric Zicklin and Alison Brown serve as executive producers and writers on the series. ViacomCBS MTV Entertainment Studios’ Keith Cox and Antonia Covault are the executives in charge of production. The series is produced by Darren Star Productions, JAX Media and MTV Entertainment Studios.

 

Emily In Paris SEASON ONE Arriving on DVD November 9, 2021 with Deleted Scenes and Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes


 “A sparkly sensation from start to finish” 

– Glamour

 

“Binge-able escape”

—Vanity Fair

 

FROM THE CREATOR OF “SEX AND THE CITY” COMES A TRÈS CHIC 
NEW EMMY® AND GOLDEN GLOBE®-NOMINATED* SERIES 

 

Emily In Paris

SEASON ONE

 

Arriving on DVD November 9, 2021 with Deleted Scenes and 
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes 

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – From Darren Star, the creator of “Sex and the City” and “Younger,” comes the delightfully fun and deliciously frisky new comedy EMILY IN PARIS Season One, arriving on DVD November 9, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Golden Globe® nominee* Lily Collins stars as the title character, Chicago marketing executive Emily Cooper.  After suddenly landing a dream job in Paris, Emily embraces her adventurous new life and says oui to possibility as she juggles work, friendships and romance while navigating a whole new culture.

 

EMILY IN PARIS Season One received an Emmy®nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.  The show was Netflix’s most watched program for 38 consecutive days and attracted nearly 60 million viewers worldwide to make it the most popular comedy series of 2020.

 

The EMILY IN PARIS Season One DVD includes all 10 episodes from the inaugural season, and over 30 minutes of deleted scenes and exclusive featurettes that delve into the casting process, the show’s exquisite fashion, and what it’s like to actually film in Paris.  A full list of bonus content follows:

·       Deleted Scenes

·       A Parisian Dream Come True

·       Just Risqué Enough: The Cast of Emily In Paris

·       Like Wearing Poetry

 

 

 

EMILY IN PARIS is produced by Darren Star Productions, Jax Media and MTV Entertainment Studios.  In addition to Star, Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns of Jax Media, and Andrew Fleming serve as executive producers with Lily Collins also serving as producer on the series.  Andrew Fleming, Peter Lauer, Katina Medina Mora and Jennifer Arnold direct with Star’s longtime collaborator Patricia Field consulting on costume design with Marylin Fitoussi.

 

 

Monday, August 30, 2021

Newly Remastered Version of Cameron Crowe’s Mind-Bending Dramatic Thriller Arrives in a Limited-Edition Blu-ray™ for Its 20th Annivers



Latest Addition to the Paramount Presents Line Debuts November 16, 2021 with New Bonus Content

 

Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz star in Cameron Crowe’s VANILLA SKYarriving on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line on November 16, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Written for the screen and directed by Crowe and newly remastered from a new 4K film transfer under his supervision, VANILLA SKY is presented in a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc™ with collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.  The Blu-ray includes a new Filmmaker Focus with Crowe, access to a Digital copy of the film, and the extensive legacy bonus content detailed below:

 

·       Filmmaker Focus: Cameron Crowe on Vanilla Sky (HD)—NEW! 

·       Commentary by Cameron Crowe & Nancy Wilson

·       Alternate Ending with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)

·       Prelude to a Dream (SD)

·       Hitting It Hard (SD)

·       An Interview with Paul McCartney (SD)

·       Gag Reel (SD)

·       Music Video “Afrika Shox” by leftfield/afrika bambaataa (SD)

·       Photo Gallery with Audio Introduction by photographer Neal Preston (HD)

·       Mask Test with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)

·       Kurt Russell single take with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)

·       Trailers (SD)

·       Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Cameron Crowe (HD)

·       Credits (HD)                                   

 

A mind-bending roller coaster ride of romance, suspicion, sex and dreams, VANILLA SKY was produced by Crowe, Cruise and Paula Wagner and features visually stunning cinematography by Academy Award® winner* John Toll (Braveheart, Legends of the Fall), including an unforgettable sequence in New York City’s Times Square.   The film was originally released on December 14, 2001 and follows a self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate (Cruise) who finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident.