Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Just Announced - Get Into Survival Mode - Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray & DVD June 1st

“A piece of elemental storytelling that finds some real emotional depth without either of its protagonists uttering a single word of dialogue.” – IndieWire

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal:
 The Complete First Season
Available on Blu-ray & DVD June 1, 2021
BURBANK, CA (March 30, 2021) – Eat, or be eaten! Kill, or be killed! Get into survival mode with Adult Swim’s #1 prehistoric animated series with the release of Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on June 1, 2021. The critically acclaimed series displays a perfect 100% rating by critics & 99% by audience on Rotten Tomatoes, and recently won 3 Juried Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Animation. Travel back in time and binge on all 10 fascinating episodes from the first season and go behind the scenes with interviews from the incredible talent from this wordless series. The edge-of-your-seat thriller is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD ($30.99 in Canada) and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($39.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only). Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete First also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

Coming off an award-winning final season of “Samurai Jack,” Adult Swim reunites with creator Genndy Tartakovsky on a new animated series. “Primal” features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.
  • Behind the Scenes Interviews 

  1. Spear and Fang
  2. River of Snakes
  3. A Cold Death
  4. Terror Under the Blood Moon
  5. Rage of the Ape-Men
  6. Scent of Prey
  7. Plague of Madness
  8. Coven of the Damned
  9. The Night Feeder
  10. Slave of the Scorpion

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete First Season is available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 1, 2021
Total Runtime: Approx. 220
Enhanced Content Runtime: Approx. 10 min
1 BD-50 / 2 DVD-9 Blu-ray Audio – English (5.1), 
DVD Audio – English Blu-ray Subtitles – English SDH, Dutch
DVD Subtitles – English SDH
Rated: TV-MA
Blu-ray Price: $29.98 SRP ($39.99 in Canada)
DVD Price: $24.98 SRP ($30.99 in Canada)


Monday, March 29, 2021

“Life moves pretty fast…” CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF THE BEST DAY OFF EVER


Limited-Edition 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Steelbook Arrives June 8, 2021


Blu-ray Steelbooks of Pretty In Pink andSome Kind of Wonderful Also Debut June 8

Writer/director John Hughes’ seminal comedy about a high school student’s wild adventures in the Windy City during a single, glorious day off continues to be enjoyed, quoted and revered 35 years after its theatrical debut.  Originally released on June 11, 1986, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF captures the uproarious antics of Ferris and his friends as they relish the freedom of being not quite grown up.


In celebration of the film’s 35th anniversary, Paramount Home Entertainment will release aFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF Limited-Edition Blu-ray Steelbook on June 8, 2021, which includes access to a digital copy of the film, as well as the following legacy bonus content:


·       Getting the Class Together: The Cast of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

·       The Making of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

·       Who is Ferris Bueller?

·       The World According to Ben Stein

·       Vintage Ferris Bueller: The Lost Tapes

·       Class Album


Matthew Broderick stars as the delightfully charming Ferris who, with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck), ditches school to enjoy one perfect day as a kid with no responsibilities.  In 2014, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, which serves as a compendium of films that have been judged to be culturally, aesthetically or historically important. 

Two more John Hughes classics will arrive in Blu-ray Steelbooks on June 8Pretty In Pink, which also celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and Some Kind of Wonderful.  Both films were written by Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch.  The Steelbooks include access to digital copies of the films, as well as previously released bonus content.

MOMMIE DEAREST debuts on Blu-ray June 1st


Latest Addition to the Paramount Presents Line Debuts June 1, 2021 
with New Special Features


The endlessly quotable and unforgettable dramaMOMMIE DEAREST celebrates its 40thanniversary with a brand-new Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line, debuting June 1, 2021from Paramount Home Entertainment.


Newly restored from a 4K film transfer, MOMMIE DEAREST 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.  TheBlu-ray includes a new Filmmaker Focus with biographer Justin Bozung on the film and its director Frank Perry, a new audio commentary with American drag queen Hedda Lettuce, access to a Digital copy of the film, as well as previously released bonus content.  Special features are detailed below:

·       Commentary by American drag queen Hedda Lettuce –NEW!

·       Filmmaker Focus: Biographer Justin Bozung on director Frank Perry –NEW!

·       Commentary by filmmaker John Waters

·       The Revival of Joan 

·       Life with Joan 

·       Joan Lives On 

·       Photo Gallery 

·       Original Theatrical Trailer



Based on Christina Crawford’s controversial best-selling tell-all novel, MOMMMIE DEARESTfeatures a powerhouse performance by Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, struggling for her career while battling the inner demons of her private life. While the public Crawford was a strong-willed, glamorous object of admiration, behind the scenes is a private Crawford—the woman desperate to be a single mother and trying to survive in a devastating industry that swallows careers thoughtlessly.


Friday, March 26, 2021

HAPPILY arrives on DVD May 25th

Release dates: Now In Select Theaters, On Digital & On Demand

On DVD May 25, 2021

Written & Directed by:  BenDavid Grabinski

Starring: Joel McHale, Kerry Bishé, Stephen Root, Paul Scheer, Breckin Meyer, Natalie Zea, Natalie Morales

Produced by: Jack Black, Spencer Berman, Ross Kohn, Nancy Leopardi

Runtime: 95 minutes

Rating: R for sexual content, language throughout and brief violence

Synopsis: A ehappily married couple (Joel McHale and Kerry Bishé) discover their friends are resentful of their lustful relationship. When a visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, they begin to question the loyalty of their so-called friends.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

April to Highlight Filmmaking Documentaries, Westerns & Takeshi Kitano 30 Day Trial Available Alongside Monthly & Yearly Subscriptions


April to Highlight Filmmaking Documentaries,
Westerns & Takeshi Kitano
30 Day Trial Available Alongside Monthly & Yearly Subscriptions
London, UK - Arrow Video is excited to announce the April 2021 lineup of their new subscription-based ARROW platform, available to subscribers in the US, Canada and the UK.
The April lineup is anchored by the April 19release of Justin McConnell's Clapboard Jungle. "An insightful and engaging look at the trials and tribulations of indie genre filmmaking" (Daily Dead), Clapboard Jungle follows filmmaker Justin McConnell through five years of getting his latest feature off the ground, warts and all. McConnell enlisted an impressive number of directors and producers to share their ups and downs, including Guillermo del Toro, Mick Garris, Paul Schrader, Lloyd Kaufman, George Romero, Frank Henenlotter, Heather Buckley, Jovanka Vuckovic, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Travis Stevens, Izzy Lee and Graham Skipper, among others. Clapboard Junglestreams on ARROW in the US and the UK, while only the extras for the feature will be available in Canada.

ARROW Stories will be home to a host of over 50 exclusive extras for Clapboard Jungle, including short films, deleted scenes almost 30 extended interviews with filmmakers.
April 1 will see the arrival of Justin McConnell’s Skull WorldDeath Has Blue EyesSwitchblade Sisters and ARROW heads to Japan for the Takeshi Kitano Collection, featuring Violent Cop and Boiling Point.

April 5 ARROW Essentials: Westernswill debut with Django and Django, Prepare a Coffin as focus releases.

April 9 sticks to the behind-the-scenes theme with Keeping it Reel, documentaries that take audiences behind the curtain of making and releasing indie genre films, home grown horror and more. Titles include: VHS Lives!, Nightmares in Red White and Blue and That Guy Dick Miller. 

April 12 serves up gristle and gore on the menu as ARROW debuts Bad Meat and Slaughterhouse alongside a collection of early shorts from Clapboard Jungle director Justin McConnell featuring Damned Selfie, Open Invitation and Cat, Lover.

April 16 brings audiences Marina Sargenti’s demonic Mirror Mirror and a second collection of shorts - Do you See What I See?and Soul Contact - from Justin McConnell.

Also coming in April: Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape and Video Tape Nasties: Draconian Days. 

Arrow Keepd It Reel In April With Clipboard Jungle.

Navigating the current film business is more difficult than ever before. Rapidly changing technology and an overcrowded marketplace have led to an industry in which anyone can now make a film, but few can make a living.

Following five years in the life and career of independent filmmaker Justin McConnell (Lifechanger), this documentary explores the struggles of financing, attracting the right talent, working with practical effects and selling the finished product in the hope of turning a profit. Featuring interviews with a range of industry luminaries – including Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak), Sid Haig (Spider Baby), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Mick Garris ("The Stand"), Dick Miller (Matinee), Tom Holland (Fright Night) and George A. Romero (The Crazies), alongside a host of others – not only are technical aspects and interpersonal skills discussed but also the emotional stamina and little-known tips needed to survive in the low budget film industry.

A warts-and-all exploration of what it takes to get a film made and released, Clapboard Jungle serves as a survival guide for the modern independent filmmaker and offers a fascinating insight into a side of the industry with which few are likely to be familiar.

PIXIE arrives on DVD May 11th


Release Dates:


Directed By:

Now In Select Theaters, On Digital & On Demand

On DVD May 11, 2021

Barnaby Thompson

Written By:

Preston Thompson


Olivia Cooke, Ben Hardy, Daryl McCormack with Colm Meaney and Alec Baldwin

Run Time:

93 mins


R for violence, language, drug content and some sexual references.


Thriller, crime, action, comedy


Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) and Alec Baldwin (The Departed) star in this action-packed crime story set in Ireland.  On a path to avenge her mother’s death, Pixie Hardy (Cooke) attempts a heist that will give her the means to leave her small-town life behind.  When the plan goes horribly wrong, she’s forced to team up with a pair of misfits who are clearly in over their heads.  On the run from an organized gang – criminal priests and nuns, led by Father McGrath (Baldwin) –  the trio will scheme fand swindle anyone they come across in this hilarious and thrilling adventure.


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Zach Snyder’s Justice League Minireview (No Spoilers)

 Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a triumphant masterpiece of a film in the superhero genre that delivers everything one could have hoped for and brought tears of joy to my eyes at the same time. It would be unfair to compare this film to an Avengers film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because the two are so different that it is like comparing apples to oranges. Both are good fruit, but you need to be in the mood for it just like anything else. Mr. Snyder’s soul is in this film and he dedicated the film to his daughter Autumn. I hope this brings as much comfort and redemption for the Snyder family as much as it has for his and his wife’s career. 

This film left me wanting more. It is four hours long, but it did not feel like it either. I hope somehow the other two Justice League films find their way to live action dramatization on the big screen. Everyone shines and Jared Leto’s Joker is redeemed in a fantastic dialogue exchange I hope to see more of. In the United States, you can watch it right now on HBO MAX as well as on big screen at IMAX theaters globally. It is well worth it.

(C) Copyright 2021 By Mark A. Rivera

All Rights Reserved.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark with All Four Indiana Jones Movie Adventures on 4K Ultra HD for the First Time


Deluxe 4K Ultra HD Set Arrives June 8, 2021



HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (March 15, 2021) – Relive the unforgettable exploits of world-renowned, globetrotting hero Indiana Jones in spectacular 4K Ultra HD when the INDIANA JONES 4-MOVIE COLLECTION arrives in a new 4K Ultra HD set June 8, 2021 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment.


The cinematic classic that started it all—Raiders of the Lost Ark—celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, having first introduced audiences to the man with the hat on June 12, 1981.  Forty years later, the legendary hero continues to captivate new generations of fans.


Now, for the first time ever, all four films are available together in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision® and HDR-10 for ultra-vivid picture quality and state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos® audio*.  Each film has been meticulously remastered from 4K scans of the original negatives with extensive visual effects work done to ensure the most pristine and highest quality image.  All picture work was approved by director Steven Spielberg.


In addition, all four films were remixed at Skywalker Sound under the supervision of legendary sound designer Ben Burtt to create the Dolby Atmos®soundtracks.  All original sound elements were used to achieve the fully immersive Dolby Atmos® mixes while staying true to each film’s original creative intent.


The INDIANA JONES 4-MOVIE COLLECTIONincludes a collectible booklet with behind-the-scenes images from all four films.  Each film is presented on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc with original theatrical trailers and access to digital copies.  The set also includes a Blu-ray with seven hours of previously released bonus content as detailed below:

·       On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark

§  From Jungle to Desert

§  From Adventure to Legend

·       Making the Films

§  The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981 documentary)

§  The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark

§  The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

§  The Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

·       The Making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (HD)

·       Behind the Scenes

§  The Stunts of Indiana Jones

§  The Sound of Indiana Jones

§  The Music of Indiana Jones

§  The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones

§  Raiders: The Melting Face!

§  Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies (with optional pop-ups)

§  Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations (with optional pop-ups)

§  Indy’s Women: The American Film Institute Tribute

§  Indy’s Friends and Enemies

§  Iconic Props (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)

§  The Effects of Indy (Kingdom of theCrystal Skull) (HD)

§  Adventures in Post Production (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)


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