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Watch brand new interviews with the team that brought ROCKETMAN to the screen.
Hear personal stories about bringing Elton John’s story to life and the exceptional artistry that went into making this electrifying film.
ROCKETMAN is on Digital now and arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD August 27.
View the all-new ROCKETMAN featurette:
Arlington, VA – July 30, 2019 – This September, PBS Distribution will release COUNTRY MUSIC, a film by director and producer Ken Burns, on DVD/Blu-ray/Digital coinciding with the national broadcast on PBS. In this new landmark documentary series, Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, country music. Starting from its early days in the 1920s and following it through the mid-1990s, Burns takes viewers on a compelling journey of “America’s Music.” The DVD and Blu-ray include over 3 hours of extra bonus footage that will not be airing, including a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made and additional material gleaned from hours of interviews. Information about the program is listed below.
Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns
The series focuses on the personal stories of the fascinating characters who created and shaped the genre – from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills, to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times and places in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.
Country Music digs deep to uncover the roots of the music, including ballads, minstrel music,hymns and
the blues, and its early years in the 1920s, when it was first recorded and called “hillbilly music.” It then
shows how the music sprouted many new branches during the twentieth century: Western swing and
singing cowboys, bluegrass and honky tonk, rockabilly and the "outlaws," the smooth Nashville Sound and
harder-edged Bakersfield Sound, and many others––showing that country music never was just one style
but a broad American mixture that became a major cultural force.
Country Music is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, DC. Directed by Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan, and produced by Duncan, Julie Dunfey and Burns
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
“Close to a work of genius”
“Watch it, but not when you need to sleep”
The Haunting of Hill House
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.
“The Godfather on a ranch”—Los Angeles Times
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
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 River, Hell 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.
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!
Disc 1 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
Disc 3 (CD):
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
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 Runaways, Faking It, Wizards 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 Heart, Garage 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 Giver, St. Vincent, both Agent Cody Banks films), keeper of the A Cinderella Story franchise, returns for his fifth turn as producer. Trygge Toven (Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War, Trolls) and Toko Nagata (Shaft, The Predator, Pitch 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.