Monday, October 3, 2022

CELEBRATING ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY, JOHN HUGHES’ COMEDY CLASSIC LANDS ON 4K ULTRA HD WITH OVER AN HOUR OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED FILM FOOTAGE



Written and directed by the incomparable John Hughes, the celebrated comedy PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES comes in for a landing on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on November 22, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

Originally released on November 25, 1987, PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES celebrates its 35thanniversary this year.  Starring comedy greats Steve Martin and John Candy, the uproarious film has become a beloved holiday classic.

 

Newly remastered on 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and HDR-10, PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES looks better than ever and is packaged with a bonus “LOST LUGGAGE” Blu-ray Disc containing over an hour of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes that were recently discovered in the archives of writer, producer and director John Hughes.  The newly uncovered footage offers a unique glimpse into the filmmaking and editing process and features even more hilarious moments between Steve Martin and John Candy.

 

In addition to the newly discovered footage, the bonus Blu-ray Disc also includes Dylan Baker’s original audition for the character of Owen.  The 4K Ultra HD Disc includes the feature film and the following legacy bonus content:

·       Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains and Automobiles

·       John Hughes: Life Moves Pretty Fast (2-Part Documentary):                         

    • John Hughes: The Voice of a Generation                                                         
    • Heartbreak and Triumph: The Legacy of John Hughes                                      

·       John Hughes for Adults

·       A Tribute to John Candy

 

The release also includes access to a Digital copy of the film.

 

Synopsis

Steve Martin and John Candy star in this hysterical tale of travel gone awry. Neal Page (Martin) is an uptight ad exec trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family. When rerouted to Wichita, Neal reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), an obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure filled with outrageously funny situations and a generous helping of warmth.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

TOM AND JERRY: SNOWMAN’S LAND Available on Digital & DVD November 29, 2022


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

 

TOM AND JERRY: SNOWMAN’S LAND


NEW DATE 

Available on Digital & DVD November 29, 2022

 

BURBANK, CA September 29, 2022) – Just in time for the holidays, everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo are back in action as Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land releases on Digital and DVD November 29, 2022 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, full-length animated family holiday film is filled with 72 minutes of toe-tapping tunes and hilarious hijinks and 3 classic episodes. Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land will be available to own on Digital for $14.99 SRP (US and Canada) and on DVD for $19.98 SRP ($24.98 in Canada). 

 

It’s time to chase that holiday spirit with Tom and Jerry! With magic in the air, Jerry and his nephew, Tuffy, make a snow mouse that miraculously comes to life! To keep their new friend, Larry the snow mouse from melting, Tuffy and Jerry must race him to the fabled Snowman’s Village. In hot pursuit, Tom and devious Dr. Doublevay have their own plans for Larry’s magic. Get ready to go dashing through this epic tale filled with songs, snow, thrills, laughs and even a bit of holiday magic!​

 

Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land features the voice talents of Kevin Michael Richardson as Larry, Kath Soucie as Tuffy, Laraine Newman as Mrs. LePage, Stephen Stanton as Doctor Doubleyay and Lightning, and Rick Zieff as Meathead and Narrator, Carlos Alazraqui as Floyd, Kimberly Brooks as Snow Cop and Little Girl, Joey D’Auria as Butch, and Regi Davis as Snow Mayor,. Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land is produced and directed by Darrell Van Citters (The Tom and Jerry Show). Story by credit Will Finn (The Tom and Jerry Show) and Jase Ricci (Teen Titans Go! and DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse). Teleplay by credit Jase Ricci.

 

ABOUT DIGITAL

Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

 

BASICS

Release Date: November 29, 2022

Feature Running Time: Approx. 72 min

Enhanced Content Running Time: Approx. 27 min

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1 & 2 Arriving on DVD November 29, 2022

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 


THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT:

THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1 & 2


Arriving on DVD November 29, 2022

 

BURBANK, CA (September 27, 2022) – Buckle-up as the HBO Max dark comedy series that hooked audiences all around the world travels to your home as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Flight Attendant: The Complete Season 1 & 2 on DVD November 29, 2022. Follow all 16 episodes from seasons 1 and 2, plus more than an hour of bonus content that goes behind the scenes of the series for the ultimate fan! The Flight Attendant: The Complete Season 1 & 2 is priced to own at $39.99 SRP for the DVD. The series is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.


Starring Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian.


In addition to Cuoco, The Flight Attendantstars Zosia Mamet, Griffin Matthews, Deniz Akdeniz, T.R. Knight and Rosie Perez. Season one also starred Michael Huisman, Michelle Gomez, Colin Woodell, Merle Dandridge and Nolan Gerard Funk. Joining season two are Mo McRae, Callie Hernandez and J.J. Soria as well as new recurring guest stars Alanna Ubach, Cheryl Hines, Jessie Ennis, Mae Martin, Margaret Cho, Santiago Cabrera, Sharon Stone and Shohreh Aghdashloo.


The Flight Attendant is developed by showrunner Steve Yockey, who serves as executive producer alongside co-showrunner and executive producer Natalie Chaidez. Greg Berlanti, Kaley Cuoco, Sarah Schechter, Suzanne McCormack and Silver Tree are executive producers. Jess Meyer is co-executive producer and Bonnie Munoz is producer. The series is produced by Yes, Norman Productions and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Inside the Series
  • Invitation to the Set
  • Episode Commentary


16 EPISODES

Season 1:

  1. In Case of Emergency
  2. Rabbits
  3. Funeralia
  4. Conspiracy Theories
  5. Other People’s Houses
  6. After Dark
  7. Hitchcock Double
  8. Arrivals & Departures

 

Season 2:

  1. Seeing Double
  2. Mushrooms, Tasers, and Bears, Oh My!
  3. The Reykjavík Ice Sculpture Festival Is Lovely This Time of Year
  4. Blu Sincerely Reunion
  5. Drowning Women
  6. Brothers & Sisters
  7. No Exit
  8. Backwards and Forwards

 

DIGITAL

The Flight Attendant is currently available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and others.


BASICS

Release Date: November 29, 2022

Presented in 16x9 widescreen format

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 720 mins

Running Time: Extra Content: Approx. 80 mins

DVD Price: $39.99 SRP

4 Discs (4 DVD-9s)

Audio: English (5.1)

Subtitles: ESDH

 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Paranormal Activity: The Ultimate Chills Collection Debuting October 11, Must-Own Blu-ray™ Set

For the first time in one complete set, all seven terrifying PARANORMAL ACTIVITY movies come together in PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE ULTIMATE CHILLS COLLECTION on Blu-ray October 11, 2022.  This limited-edition, collector’s set includes the latest chapter on Blu-ray for the first time: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: NEXT OF KIN, which debuted exclusively on Paramount+.

 

Packed with chills and horrifying surprises, this must-own collection also features the 90+ minute documentary UNKNOWN DIMENSION: THE STORY OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.  This definitive documentary chronicles the complete story of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY from indie sensation to blockbuster franchise.  Featuring interviews with cast and crew, newly revealed footage from the terrifying films, and insight from fans, it’s a must-see exploration of the movies that reimagined the “found footage” genre for a whole new generation of viewers. 

 

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE ULTIMATE CHILLS COLLECTION includes 9 Blu-ray discs, including the out-of-print 3D Blu-ray of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION, digital codes for each film, and an exclusive “home security sticker”—all housed in deluxe packaging containing reversible artwork for each title.

  

See below for a list of contents:

  • Paranormal Activity Blu-ray
    • Includes Theatrical and Unrated Version with Alternate Ending
  • Paranormal Activity 2 Blu-ray
    • Includes Theatrical and Unrated Version
  • Paranormal Activity 3 Blu-ray
    • Includes Theatrical and Unrated Version
  • Paranormal Activity 4 Blu-ray
    • Includes Theatrical and Unrated Version
  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Blu-ray 
    • Includes Theatrical and Unrated Version
  • Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Blu-ray
    • Includes Theatrical, Unrated, and Unrated Version with Alternate Ending
  • Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension 3D Blu-ray  
    • Includes Theatrical 3D Version
  • Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Blu-ray
    • Includes over 20 minutes of deleted scenes and an alternate ending
  • Unknown Dimension: The Story of Paranormal Activity Blu-ray

 

SCREAM 2 arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time on October 4, 2022!

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the fan favorite SCREAM 2 arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time on October 4, 2022!

 

Originally released on December 12, 1997 in the U.S., SCREAM 2 has been newly remastered in 4K and will be released both on Digital and in a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray set that includes legacy bonus content (detailed below), as well as access to a Digital copyof the film.


Synopsis:

Away at college, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) thought she’d finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her… until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel.  Now, as history eerily repeats itself, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and other SCREAM survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe or beyond suspicion. 


Bonus Content:

·         Audio Commentary by Director Wes Craven, Producer Marianne Maddalena and Editor Patrick Lussier

·         Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary by Director Wes Craven, Producer Marianne Maddalena and Editor Patrick Lussier)                           

·         Outtakes                                   

·         Featurette                                

·         Music Videos                                          

o    Master P - "Scream"                                     

o    Kottonmouth Kings - "Suburban Life"                                   

·         Theatrical Trailer                                   

·         TV Spots                   

Rating: R for language and strong bloody violence

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

STAR TREK: DISCOVERYTM: SEASON FOUR ARRIVES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD, LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAYTM STEELBOOK AND DIGITAL ON DECEMBER 6



 STAR TREK: DISCOVERYTM: SEASON FOUR

ARRIVES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD, LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAYTM STEELBOOK AND DIGITAL ON DECEMBER 6

The Paramount+ Original Series Arrives With Over 90 Minutes of Special Features, Including Exclusive Cast and Crew Interviews, Commentary,

Deleted Scenes and Gag Reel

“Star Trek: Discovery has never been better.”

– SCREEN RANT

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 19, 2022) – “Their most thrilling adventure to date” (CinemaBlend), STAR TREK: DISCOVERYTM: SEASON FOUR arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Limited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook and Digital on December 6 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, fans can enjoy every thrilling episode from the Paramount+ original series with the four-disc collection, packed with over 90 minutes of special features, including exclusive cast and crew interviews, gag reel, deleted scenes and episode commentary.

Season four of STAR TREK: DISCOVERYTM finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non- Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all. The fourth season stars Sonequa Martin-Green (“Commander Michael Burnham”), Doug Jones (“Commander Saru”), Anthony Rapp (“Lt. Commander Paul Stamets”), Mary Wiseman (“Ensign Sylvia Tilly”), Wilson Cruz (“Dr. Hugh Culber”), David Ajala (“Cleveland “Book” Booker”) and Blu del Barrio (“Adira”). Ian Alexander (“Gray”) also appears in season four.

The STAR TREK: DISCOVERYTM: SEASON FOUR Blu-ray, DVD, Limited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook and Digital offers over 90 minutes of special features, including:

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● STAR TREK DISCOVERY: THE VOYAGE OF SEASON 4 - A continuation of the series, this behind-the-scenes featurette includes writers and producers as they discuss how their visions were realized by the cast, sets, costumes and props in Season Four.

● BEING MICHAEL BURNHAM: THE CAPTAIN’S LOG - From Sonequa Martin-Green, fans are taken through her personal journey as Captain Michael Burnham. Follow Martin-Green, as she sits in the Captain’s chair and shares intimate videos taken throughout the season, behind-the-scenes moments and interviews.

● CREATING SPACE - Fans can explore the VFX department to see their use of an AR wall for the immersive on-screen experience created for The Holodeck, which utilizes the largest AR wall to date.

● THE TOLL IT TOOK - From the writer’s room and prop building to costume fittings, the production stage and post, the cast and crew discuss the toll COVID took during the development of Season Four.

● COMMENTARY: EPISODE 413 - COMING HOME (Exclusive)

● DELETED SCENES (Exclusive)

● GAG REEL (Exclusive)

The collections will be released internationally on the following dates:

● United Kingdom – December 5, 2022

● France – December 7, 2022

● Japan – December 7, 2022

● Australia – December 7, 2022

● Germany – December 8, 2022

● Italy – December 15, 2022

● Spain – December 15, 2022

● Nordics – January 9, 2023

STAR TREK: DISCOVERYTM: SEASON FOUR was executive produced by Alex Kurtzman (Secret Hideout), Michelle Paradise, Heather Kadin (Secret Hideout), Aaron Baiers, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry (Roddenberry Entertainment), Trevor Roth (Roddenberry Entertainment) and Jenny Lumet.

Episodes:

● 401: “Kobayashi Maru”

● 402: “Anomaly”

● 403: “Choose to Live”

● 404: “All Is Possible”

● 405: “The Examples”

● 406: “Stormy Weather”

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● 407: “...But to Connect”

● 408: “All In”

● 409: “Rubicon”

● 410: “The Galactic Barrier”

● 411: “Rosetta”

● 412: “Species Ten-C”

● 413: “Coming Home”

Seasons one, two and three of STAR TREK: DISCOVERYTM are currently available on Blu-ray and DVD, and available to stream now on Paramount+, and is distributed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The series is distributed concurrently by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group on Netflix in 188 countries, and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave, and produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERYTM: SEASON FOUR Blu-ray, DVD and Blu-ray Steelbook are presented in widescreen format and offer English SDH subtitles. The Blu-ray and Blu-ray Steelbook include English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 5.1 Dolby Digital in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish (Castilian) audio; as well as English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish (Castilian) and Swedish subtitles. The DVD features 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital audio, as well as English and French subtitles.

Monday, September 19, 2022

I don’t know if we could have a filmmaker like David Lynch without Jean-Luc Goddard

 

From the Vault: Cohen Film Collection
 

Restorations of Jean-Luc Godard films, in loving memory of the cinematic titan 
 

He Became Immortal, and then he died: Jean-Luc Godard (1930 - 2022)

The Quad presents a selection of films by the iconoclastic, visionary director Jean-Luc Godard. These titles will screen every Wednesday this October as part of our ongoing "From the Vault: Cohen Film Collection" repertory series. 
 

A Married Woman

Jean-Luc Godard, 1964, France, 95m, DCP
Macha Méril proves an ideal leading lady for Godard to continue his exploration of the modern feminine condition. Charlotte has a husband and a lover; which — if either — of them is most important to her sense of self, and which will decide her future? The narrator is Godard himself, the cinematographer is Raoul Coutard, and famed actor Jean-Pierre Léaud takes on the behind-the-scenes role of assistant director.

In French with English subtitles

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival

"An extraordinarily rich and provocative picture… Une Femme Mariée remains among the least well-known films of Godard’s early period… It’s time that changed." —Calum Marsh, The Village Voice

"A seldom seen masterwork from Jean-Luc Godard's most fecund era."
—Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine

Wed October 5: Showtimes TBA
 

La Chinoise

Jean-Luc Godard, 1967, France, 95m, DCP
Godard’s "film in the making" dances merrily on the line between politics and performance art, as summer break for students turns to embracing Maoist principles in a shared apartment. Among the nascent radicals: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, and Anna Wiazemsky, increasingly determined to take revolutionary action. During filming, Wiazemsky and Godard fell in love; they were married just before the movie debuted.

In French with English subtitles

"One of Jean-Luc Godard’s most underrated and misunderstood films."
—Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader 

"Maybe Andy Warhol didn't make the quintessential Pop Art masterwork. Maybe Jean-Luc Godard did." —Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Wed October 12: Showtimes TBA
 

Hail Mary

Jean-Luc Godard, 1985, France, 107m, DCP
Mary (Myriem Roussel) is a teenage basketball-playing gas-station attendant who receives the Annunciation by jetliner. Following a warning from an angel, a confused and innocent Mary unexpectedly falls pregnant and is forced to wed her taxi-driving boyfriend Joseph (Thierry Rode). Mary and Joseph, along with their family and friends, struggle to cope as the provocative theme unfolds. Hail Mary is a sensational and bold work from Godard, which touched off an uproar of protest heard around the world.

In French with English subtitles

Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival 

"Deeply wounds the religious sentiments of believers."
—Pope John Paul II 

"A film of great sensitivity and yearning... A meditation on the phenomenal, manifested as nature, biology, kinship, and sexual desire."
—Noel Murray, The Dissolve

Wed October 19: Showtimes TBA
 

For Ever Mozart

Jean-Luc Godard, 1996, Switzerland/France, 86m, DCP
Structured into four distinct but tangentially related parts, Jean-Luc Godard’s postmodern rumination on the role of art plays out in a variety of locales honing in on the horrors of war and the need to create order by way of beauty. An elderly film director is working on an art film. His daughter goes to war-torn Sarajevo to stage an Alfred de Musset play. A youth orchestra plays Mozart in a grand music hall. For admirers of Godard, this densely packed fugue is something, as The New York Times‘s Stephen Holden wrote, to be savored.

In French with English subtitles

Official Selection: Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival

"A film to be savored." —Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Wed October 26: Showtimes TBA