Wednesday, July 31, 2019

VERONICA MARS (2019): THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Uncover the Mystery on DVD October 22, 2019

Starring Original Cast Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni and Jason Dohring from the Iconic Series 





Uncover the Mystery on DVD October 22, 2019


Coming to Blu-rayTM via Warner Archive Collection


BURBANK, CA (July 31, 2019) –Hey Marshmallows…The wait is over! Television’s favorite super-sleuth is back, and on a mission to save Neptune! Discover more secrets, snooping, and seduction like you have never seen before as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Veronica Mars (2019): The Complete First Season on DVD October 22, 2019Veronica Mars (2019): The Complete First Season contains all 8 edge-of-your-seat episodes from the first season along with exhilarating extra content including the Veronica Mars at Comic Con 2019 bonus feature! The DVD is priced to own at $24.98 SRP ($30.99 in Canada). Veronica Mars (2019): The Complete First Season will also be available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers (available on August 19th in the U.S.).


Veronica Mars (2019): The Complete First Season will be available on Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-rayTM release includes all bonus features on the DVD and is also arriving October 22, 2019. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are found at and your favorite online retailer.


Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town's lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son's killer, Veronica (Kristen Bell) is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave's wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast's answer to Daytona Beach.


“You don’t need to be a superfan to get hooked on this new series,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “Both fans and newcomers of the critically-acclaimed series alike will be in for a treat as they relive their favorite episodes from the first season, along with the Veronica Mars at Comic Con 2019 extra feature for a deeper investigation behind the scenes.”


Veronica Mars (2019) is executive produced by Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, 2004; Veronica Mars, 2014 feature film; iZOMBIE), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (iZOMBIEVeronica MarsThe Ex List), Dan Etheridge (Veronica MarsParty Down), and Kristen Bell (Veronica MarsThe Good PlaceBad Moms) and stars Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni (Veronica MarsPerson of Interest), and Jason Dohring (Veronica MarsRinger).




  • Veronica Mars at Comic Con 2019



  1. Spring Break Forever
  2. Chino and the Man
  3. Keep Calm and Party On
  4. Heads You Lose
  5. Losing Streak
  6. Entering a World of Pain
  7. Gods of War
  8. Years, Continents, Bloodshed



The first season of Veronica Mars will be available to own on Digital on August 19 (in the U.S.). Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others. 


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Pretenders With Friends: Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD + CD Version: Three Disc Set Review

Absolutely a must see and must own collection for fans of the legendary band The Pretenders and it's extraordinary lead singer Chrissie Hynde, MVD Visuals Pretenders With Friends captures the band live at the Decades of Rock Arena in Atlantic City, NJ where special guests join Hynde and company to sing and share songs. Guests include Iggy Pop, who sings "Candy" with Chrissie and Shirley Manson of Garbage, whose voice steals the show whenever she appears. She sings "I'm Only Happy When It Rains." Incubus joins in with "Message of Love" and there is an encore where all the artists and Kings of Leon sing "Middle of the Road."

The complete playlist is detailed as follows:

The Wait
The Losing
Back In The Chain Gang
Talk Of The Town
I'm Only Happy When It Rains With Shirley Manson
Day After Day
The Bucket with Kings Of Leon
Up The Neck
Drive with Incubus
Message Of Love
Fools Must Die
Candy with Iggy Pop
Mystery Achievement
Brass In Pocket
Middle Of The Road

The three disc set includes the complete concert in high definition on Blu-ray Disc and standard definition on DVD as well as the show ready to listen to on audio CD. The discs are all NTSC region free and come housed in a glossy gate fold large CD jewel case in size digipack set with a glossy booklet containing liner notes and information within the sleeve too. It is a very good looking set.

Bonus features includes interviews, trailers, stills and more. The picture quality is sharp as one would expect on both the Blu-ray and DVD and both feature an outstanding English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtrack too. The audio CD simply rocks. 

The Pretenders With Friends: Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD + CD Version: Three Disc Set is now available at retailers on and offline courtesy of MVD Visual and it is highly recommended for fans of this legendary band.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Monday, July 29, 2019


American Dad!

"Eight Fires"
Monday, August 19 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Roger helps Francine with her terrible cooking by bringing her to a remote Patagonian island. Stan gets a nail in his head and can’t speak.

Monday August 19 through Thursday August 22 at 11:00pm ET/PT
The Detour


"The Groom" 
Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30pm ET/PT

Nate finally gets married to save his family.

AMERICAN MASTERS Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Worlds of
Ursula K. Le Guin
Explore the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin whose groundbreaking work, including “The Left Hand of Darkness,” transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.






Arlington, VA – July 27, 2019 – Don’t miss the chance to own all the drama of “Downton Abbey” before the release of “Downton Abbey” the feature film this fall. Catch up on the entire series with “Downton Abbey: The Complete Limited Edition Collector’s Set.” Fans can re-watch all six seasons of the Emmy®, Golden Globe®, and SAG® Award-winning original series that became the highest rated drama on PBS and created a world-wide phenomenon. Viewers became hooked by the splendor, romance, heartbreak, scandal and rumors that flourished both upstairs and downstairs in the Crawley household. The ensemble cast of the original six seasons includes Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech and Joanne Froggatt.

Manifest: The Complete First Season DVD Review

Manifest: The Complete First Season has a plot that sounds a bit like LOST with a transoceanic flight suddenly reappearing after five years with all the passengers present and accounted for only for the passengers, no time has passed at all so they must pick up the pieces of their life in a world where they were moved on and now must figure out how to reinsert these people back into society all the while the passengers are left to ponder why this has happened to them.

The series is Co-Executive Produced by Robert Zemeckis and is one of the most viewed programs on NBC. All sixteen episodes are presented in standard definition 16 by 9 broadcast aspect ratio across four DVDs housed within a DVD keep case within a cardboard slip and an English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Soundtrack is provided for each. 

The series is also available for digital streaming at various online outlets. Manifest: The Complete First Season is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Major League Blu-ray Disc Review

Major League debuted thirty years ago and has become a classic for baseball fans.  It is back in stores now on Blu-ray. I just remember it as the film where Charlie Sheen had that ugly haircut.

The 1080p high definition video quality with an aspect ratio of (1.78:1) is decent. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 is average.  Bonus materials  include  previously released extras: My Kinda Team: Making 'Major League'A Major League Look at 'Major League'Bob Uecker: Just a Bit OutsideAn Alternate Ending with filmmaker introduction, A Tour of Pedro Cerrano's Locker and a Photo Gallery.

If your a fan of the film and don't already own it on Blu-ray, now is the time to buy.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Pet Sematary (2019) 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Review

Pet Sematary (2019) is the second big screen adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel. I remember seeing the original back in 1989 and I liked it. Sometimes I think remaking a film is a mistake, but I can understand why the film was produced because much like The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick took liberties with the source material, Kubrick's version also could not bring to life some of the things the novel featured like the Topiaries. Unfortunately, when Mick Garris and Stephen King got to remake The Shining as a television miniseries, the ability to create things like CGI Topiaries that come to life looked horrible and while that version communicates things that are lost in the Kubrick version, it was just not the same. I kind of feel the same problem occurs with this remake too. The filmmakers take some liberties, but ultimately what should have been scary, just comes off as offensive. The bright spot is the great John Lithgow in the role of the neighbor who tells the father about the Sematary and sets off the events that occur thereafter. Even though the film more than hints that Lithgow's character is under the fell influence of the evil in the woods, it still does not justify certain aspects in the film. So in my opinion the remake is worth a look, but if you did not like the original or if you do, you should read the book. 

The 4K UltraHD version looks sharp with deep blacks and fine details, which is complemented by the English Dolby ATMOS Soundtrack included for the 4K version. A high definition version is also provided on Blu-ray Disc and there is a limited time redeemable code for a digital copy on an insert within the BD case. The extra value features run over 90 minutes and include a set of four featurettes that focus on various aspects of the production, such as adapting the original novel, the production design, casting and characters and so on.

Other bonus features include extended and deleted scenes as well as an alternate ending.

Pet Sematary (2019) is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2019 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Announce: Disney's Aladdin (live-action) and Aladdin Signature Collection on Digital 8/27 and Blu-ray 9/10




The live-action adaptation of the animated classic, Aladdin, lands in homes on Digital and Movies Anywhere August 27and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD September 10. Starring Will SmithNaomi Scott and Mena Massoud, the release includes all new bonus features, such as deleted scenes, a blooper reel and more!

The release of the live-action adventure coincides with the addition of the original animated classic to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, granting Aladdin fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies. In 4K for the first time, the new release features all new bonus content, including alternate endings! 

Arrives on Digital 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere Aug. 27
and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Sept. 10
Extras illuminate a whole new world behind the scenes of “Aladdin,” including on-set visits with Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Guy Ritchie, a deleted song, deleted scenes and side-splitting bloopers 
BURBANK, Calif. (July 25, 2019) — Disney's "Aladdin," the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, lands in homes on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on Aug. 27, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Sept. 10. Fans of all ages will enjoy the exciting, humorous tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin (Mena Massoud), courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) with all-new bonus features. The release of the live-action adventure coincides with the addition of the original animated classic to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection  —  granting “Aladdin” fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies.

Extras explore elements of “Aladdin” that audiences adore, from the film’s treasured, iconic award-winning music to its beloved characters and their hilarious antics on and off screen. Viewers get the first look at an all-new song “Desert Moon,” deleted from the final film, written by eight-time Academy Award® winning composer Alan Menken and Oscar®-and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“The Greatest Showman,” “La La Land”). Features document Guy Ritchie’s joyful, easy-going approach to directing that led to movie magic; Will Smith’s fresh take on the infamous shape-shifting blue entity confined to an oil lamp; Naomi Scott’s powerful performance as the spirited princess who yearns to lead the people of Agrabah; and the indescribable feeling of playing Aladdin chronicled personally by Mena Massoud. Deleted scenes and a blooper reel round out the fun.
In addition, early owners of “Aladdin” gain access to exclusive bonus features. Fans who pre-purchase will receive a feature showcasing the making of the massive musical number “Prince Ali,” and those who bring home the film first on Digital will secure an exclusive extra detailing the creation of Jasmine’s new song “Speechless.”
“Aladdin” is sure to become an instant classic for viewers of all ages and will be packaged several ways to ensure the entire family gets the most out of its in-home entertainment experience. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD and HD. A Digital bundle, which includes both the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of the original animated classic “Aladdin” and the live-action adaptation, is also available for early purchase. A physical copy of the film will be released as a 4K Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code) and a single DVD.
Bonus features include*:

  • MAKE WAY FOR PRINCE ALI – Take a look at the gigantic design extravaganza that came together for this scene of Genie-sized proportions.
  • “SPEECHLESS”: CREATING A NEW SONG FOR JASMINE – Follow the story of Jasmine’s inspirational song “Speechless,” written by Alan Menken, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul especially for this version of “Aladdin.”
  • ALADDIN’S VIDEO JOURNAL: A NEW FANTASTIC POINT OF VIEW – Watch behind-the-scenes moments captured by Mena Massoud (Aladdin) in this fun, fast-paced look at his personal journey.
  • DELETED SONG: “DESERT MOON” – Experience a moving duet performed by Jasmine and Aladdin, fully shot and edited, with an introduction by Alan Menken.
  • GUY RITCHIE: A CINEMATIC GENIE – Discover why director Guy Ritchie was the perfect filmmaker to tackle this exhilarating reimagining of a beloved classic.
  • A FRIEND LIKE GENIE – Discover how Will Smith brings talent, experience and his own personal magic to the iconic role of Genie.
    • Falling Petals Into OJ
    • Jafar’s Magic Orrery
    • Anders’ Gift
    • Wrong Wishes
    • Silly Old Fool
    • Post Yam Jam Debrief
  • BLOOPERS – Laugh along with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of outtakes from the set.
    • "Speechless" – Music video performed by Naomi Scott
    • “A Whole New World” – Music video performed by ZAYN and Zhavia Ward
    • “ A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal”) – Music video performed by ZAYN and Becky G.
*Bonus features may vary by retailer
Product SKUs: 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital 4K UHD/HD/SD, DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 128 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S. (bonus material not rated), PG in CE, G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio; Japanese, Spanish, French, German & Italian 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus; French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD = English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (some platforms); English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
HD Digital = English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
SD Digital = English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
UHD Blu-ray = English SDH, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Italian and French-Canadian
Blu-ray = English SDH, French-Canadian and Spanish
DVD = English SDH, French-Canadian and Spanish
Digital = English SDH, French-Canadian and Spanish
Closed Captions: English (DVD and Digital)
“Aladdin” stars Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders and Numan Acar as Hakim. “Aladdin” is directed by Guy Ritchie from a screenplay by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin animation screenplay by Ron Clements & John Musker and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio.
The film is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and new music written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

In 4K for the First Time, The Animated Classic “Aladdin” Joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere Aug. 27 and on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Sept. 10
Relive the adventure with the film’s iconic characters, timeless humor and award-winning music, available for the first time in shining, shimmering, splendid 4K Ultra HD™ with fresh extras, including original cast recordings and a brand-new sing-along version
BURBANK, Calif. (July 25, 2019) — Embark on a magic carpet ride with the entire family when Disney’s original animated classic “Aladdin” soars into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, granting nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure and Academy Award®–winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time in 4KUltra HD. The Signature Collection Edition of “Aladdin” takes flight two weeks early in 4K Ultra HD, Digital in HD and Movies Anywhere Aug. 27 and lands on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Sept. 10 — with a brand-new sing-along version; all-new bonus features, including original cast recordings; and classic bonus material. The arrival coincides with the in-home release of 2019’s live-action film adaptation “Aladdin,”granting fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies. 

The Signature Collection Edition invites every member of the family to join Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine to belt out the unforgettable songs from “Aladdin” — such as “A Whole New World,” “Friend Like Me” and “Prince Ali” — through a new sing-along version. Other fresh features include a walk down memory lane with Scott Weinger (speaking voice of Aladdin) as he reflects on his personal journey portraying the diamond in the rough and meeting with the original cast and filmmakers, and one jump into the recording booth during the original recording sessions. Digital exclusive features legendary animator Eric Goldberg reminiscing about drawing Genie. Also included are hours of classic bonus gems, from hilarious outtakes with the legendary Robin Williams (voice of Genie) to an in-depth discussion with directors John Musker and Ron Clements.

Disney’s tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin, self determined Princess Jasmine and the all-powerful Genie has remained a family favorite for over a quarter of a century. It all began with the animated classic “Aladdin,” the highest-grossing film of 1992 and a two-time Academy Award®–winner, and continued with the hit Broadway musical “Aladdin” and 2019’s live-action film adaptation “Aladdin,” directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine. 

Families can decide how, when and where they wish to enjoy “Aladdin” in their households. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD and HD with an exclusive extra— and a Digital bundle doubles the fun with both the Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition and this year’s thrilling, live-action adventure “Aladdin.” A physical copy of the film will be released as a 4K Ultra HD(4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code) and a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code).

“Aladdin” is the 10th title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Peter Pan,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella.”


  • Sing Along With The Movie – Sing along to your favorite tunes as you watch the film. With magical on-screen lyrics. 
  • Aladdin on Aladdin – Join the speaking voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger (“Fuller House”), as he reflects on almost 30 years of being Aladdin. 
  • Let’s Not Be Too Hasty”: The Voices of “Aladdin” – Take your seat in the recording booth and watch as the voice actors of “Aladdin” work their microphone magic.
  • Alternate Endings – Enter the realm of “what if” and see just how differently the movie could have ended.
  • Drawing Genie – Join prolific animator Eric Goldberg as he draws and reminices about the Genie.
CLASSIC BONUS – Revisit over 40 exciting bonus features from previous releases including:
  • The Genie Outtakes
  • “Aladdin”: Creating Broadway Magic
  • Unboxing “Aladdin”
*Bonus features may vary by retailer

Product SKUs: 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital 4K UHD/HD/SD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 91 minutes
Rating: G in U.S. and Canada
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 1.66:1
4K UHD BD: English Dolby Atmos, Latin Spanish, & French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Latin Spanish and French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital
4K UHD Digital: English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital
HD Digital:  English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital
4K UHD BD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish & French
BD Subtitles: English SDH & ESL, Spanish & French
Digital Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish
Digital Captions: English


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

TBS Taps Keenen Ivory Wayans as Showrunner for The Last O.G.

TBS Taps Keenen Ivory Wayans as Showrunner for The Last O.G.

The Emmy-Winning Comedian Signs On for Season Three
of Cable’s #1 Sitcom Starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish
LOS ANGELES, JULY 24, 2019 – TBS has tapped writer, director and producer Keenen Ivory Wayans to serve as showrunner on season three of The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Co-created and executive-produced by Academy Award-winner Jordan PeeleThe Last O.G. launched as cable’s #1 comedy in 2018 and continues to be a ratings success with season two reaching a multiplatform audience of 32.5 million viewers thus far. Wayans, a New York native, will also direct four episodes in the newest season of the Brooklyn-centric comedy series.
“I’m thrilled and excited to be working with such a great cast, team of producers and reuniting with Tracy Morgan,” said Wayans. “Together we’re all going to take the show to the next level.”
Wayans is best known for creating, executive producing and hosting the influential Emmy-winning sketch comedy series In Living Color. The groundbreaking variety show introduced audiences to a new type of comedy while smashing cultural barriers and launching the careers of Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey, among others. Wayans additional credits include directing the highly successful feature films White Chicks, Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2, co-writing Hollywood Shuffle with actor/director Robert Townsend, and co-producing Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. 
“We can’t wait to see where Keenen takes this series next,” said Brett Weitz , general manager of TBS, TNT and truTV. “It’s honestly a dream scenario to work with one of the true trail-blazers of social humor; he’s the perfect fit for The Last O.G.”
The Last O.G. is executive-produced by Wayans and Tracy Morgan; Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions; Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaumfor The Tannenbaum Company; and Joel Zadak of Artists First.

On 8/13, Film Movement Classics Delivers THE REFLECTING SKIN, a Haunting Cult Classic Starring Viggo Mortensen on Blu-ray in North America for the First Time!

"Like a vivid dream, you'll have a difficult time forgetting it."
-- Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle
"Haunting...hypnotic...confronts us with our own primal fear of the dark." 
-- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Street Date: August 13, 2019
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital: $39.95/$29.95
Available for the First Time in the U.S. on Blu-ray, Philip Ridley Made His 
Directorial Debut with This Darkly Humorous Award-Winner; Bonus Features 
Includes "Angels & Atom Bombs: The Making of The Reflecting Skin", 
Commentary with Writer/Director Ridley and More!
An instant cult classic when it premiered to sold out screenings at Cannes in 1990, THE REFLECTING SKIN is a darkly humorous, nightmarish vision of the American dream. 
As mysterious deaths plague a small prairie town in 1950s Idaho, eight year-old Seth (Jeremy Cooper) comes to believe that Dolphin Blue (Lindsay Duncan), the reclusive English widow living next door, is a vampire, stealing the souls of his neighborhood friends one by one. Seth's worst nightmares come true when his older brother Cameron (Oscar® nominee Viggo Mortensen in one of his first starring roles) returns home from military service and falls in love with the widow. Could he be her next victim? 
Featuring luminous cinematography by Oscar®-nominee Dick Pope (Mr. TurnerThe IllusionistSecrets & Lies), THE REFLECTING SKIN, winner of a Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival, marked the haunting directorial debut of Philip Ridley and has been celebrated as "stunningly beautiful...a Gothic masterpiece," by Rowan Righelato of The Guardian.
  • Oscar®-nominee Viggo Mortensen (Green Book, Captain Fantastic, The Road)
  • BAFTA-nominee/Tony®-winner Lindsay Duncan ("The Leftovers", Birdman, About Time)
  • Jeremy Cooper
  • Sheila Moore (It, Snow Falling on Cedars)
  • Duncan Fraser ("When Calls the Heart", Eight Below) 
  • Angels & Atom Bombs: The Making of The Reflecting Skin(running time: 44 minutes)
  • Commentary with writer/director Philip Ridley
  • Booklet with introduction by Philip Ridley and new essay by Travis Crawford and Heather Hyche 
Type: Blu-ray/DVD/Digital (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu)
Running Time: 96 minutes
Rated: R
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen
Audio: 2.0 Stereo

ROCKETMAN Comes to Digital Aug. 6th and Blu-ray/4K UHD/DVD Aug. 27th | New Trailer Available Now

Gloriously off the charts.”

--Stephanie Zacharek, Time


“When I watch the movie I don’t see
an actor playing me, I see myself.” 

- Elton John







Launching on Digital August 6, Three Weeks Before Blu-ray & DVD

Blu-ray and 4K Combo Packs Touch Down August 27 with Collectible Booklet:
A Message from Elton John for Fans of Rocketman**

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Hailed as “a spectacular journey through the mind of a genius” (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)) and “one of the best films of the year” (IGN), ROCKETMAN blasts off three weeks early on Digital August 6, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 27 from Paramount Home Entertainment.


Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes,ROCKETMAN “explodes with energy” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV) and boasts incredible performances of Elton John’s beloved songs by Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service). This electrifying film also stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”) as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World) as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.


The Digital***, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over 75 minutes of must-see bonus content, including four extended musical sequences introduced by director Dexter Fletcher that showcase even more of the spectacular singing and dancing by Taron Egerton and the cast.  The releases also include breakthrough moments not seen in theaters with 10 deleted and extended scenes with an introduction by Dexter Fletcher; sing-along tracks of 13 select songs; behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Elton John, the cast, and filmmakers; intimate footage from recording studio sessions; plus, aROCKETMAN jukebox that allows viewers to skip straight to the music.  Also, for a limited time while supplies last, the Combo Packs will include a collectible booklet with a special message from Elton John for fans ofROCKETMAN.


In addition, the Digital release will include access to three more featurettes and two more deleted/extended scenes.  Apple TV (iTunes) will additionally offer exclusive access to rehearsal footage from “The Bitch Is Back” and a look at Elton John’s lasting impact.


The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases feature Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker****.  The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead****.  In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.



“His music inspires you, his life will surprise you” (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)).ROCKETMAN is a one-of-a-kind musical celebration set to Elton John’s most beloved songs. Discover how a shy, small-town boy becomes one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll. Featuring an all-star cast, this truly spectacular and utterly electrifying ride is filled with show-stopping musical performances and is “unlike anything you’ve ever seen” (Jake Hamilton, WFLD-TV (FOX)).                     



·       Extended Musical Numbers:

o   Introduction by Dexter Fletcher

o   The Bitch Is Back

o   Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

o   Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache

o   Honky Cat

·       Deleted and Extended Scenes:

o   Introduction by Dexter Fletcher

o   I Love Rock And Roll

o   You’ve Got to Kill the Person You Were Born To Be

o   Arabella

o   Elton in the Gas Oven

o   Stylish Boots

o   You’re Not the First Closet Queer with a Mummy Complex

o   The Blood Test

o   The Heart Attack

o   The Launderette

o   Do You Want Anything?

·       It’s Going to Be a Wild Ride: Creative Vision

·       Becoming Elton John: Taron’s Transformation

·       Larger Than Life: Production Design & Costuming

·       Full Tilt: Staging the Musical Numbers

·       Music Reimagined: The Studio Sessions - Behind the scenes in the recording studio with Taron & Elton​

·       ROCKETMAN Lyric Companion: Sing-Along with Select Songs (English only):

o   The Bitch Is Back

o   I Want Love

o   Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

o   Your Song

o   Crocodile Rock

o   Tiny Dancer

o   Honky Cat

o   Rocket Man

o   Bennie and the Jets

o   Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

o   Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

o   Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

o   I’m Still Standing

·       ROCKETMAN Jukebox: Jump Straight to the Music



·       The Right Chemistry: The Ensemble Cast

·       Rocket Man: Anatomy of a Scene

·       Rocket Man Music Video -Taron Egerton sings the classic

·       Deleted and Extended Scenes:

o   That’s My Grandad’s Name

o   The Morning After



·       Be True to Yourself: Elton John’s Lasting Impact

·       Rehearsal Shoot for “The Bitch Is Back”


The ROCKETMAN DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.









Original Score by MATTHEW MARGESON

Costume Designer JULIAN DAY Edited by CHRIS DICKENS, ACE

Production Designer MARCUS ROWLAND Music Producer GILES MARTIN

Director of Photography GEORGE RICHMOND, BSC

Executive Producers ELTON JOHN


Produced by MATTHEW VAUGHN, p.g.a. DAVID FURNISH, p.g.a.

ADAM BOHLING, p.g.a. DAVID REID, p.g.a. Written by LEE HALL Directed by DEXTER FLETCHER


Soundtrack Album on Virgin-EMI UK / Interscope Records