New DVD Releases
Aviron Pictures, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 103 minutes
The story follows Tessa, a dedicated student, dutiful daughter, and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott, a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 109 minutes
In postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
NEON, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 93 minutes
From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncataloged audio recordings, the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 98 minutes
Overgärd is a resourceful yet increasingly desperate man stranded in a remote, snow-covered wilderness. After a plane crash in an icy wasteland, Overgärd must live by his wits as he waits for help to arrive. But when a long-awaited rescue effort fails, he faces a life-or-death decision: remain in the relative safety of his camp and hope to be found or embark on an arduous trek that may be the only hope for both him and a critically injured stranger.
ASPERN PAPERS, THE
Cohen Media Group, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 90 minutes
Set in Venice in the late nineteenth century and based on Henry James’s eponymous novella, it is a story of obsession, grandeur lost, and dreams of Byronic adventures. Ambitious editor Morton Vint is fascinated by his favorite romantic poet and by his icon’s short and wildly romantic life. Having traveled from America to Venice, he is determined to get his hands on the letters the poet wrote to his beautiful lover and muse, Juliana Bordereau.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, released in 2019
When fire investigator Sean McCaffrey is assigned to investigate a deadly fire, he and partner Maggie soon realize that they are dealing with something much more than a routine fire. The clues they discover lead them down a treacherous path of arson, murder, and international terrorism. Sean must use his intuition, along with the help of infamous jailed arsonist Ronald Bartel, in a race to find out who is behind the fire and stop them from accomplishing their devious plans.
BEACH BUM, THE
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 95 minutes
The adventures of rebellious stoner Moondog, a beach bum and lovable rogue who lives life on his own terms.
BEST OF ENEMIES, THE
STX Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 133 minutes
Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader, who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina, during the racially charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.
Marvel Studios, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 124 minutes
Set in the 1990s, this is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2019, 110 minutes
A decade since an extraterrestrial force occupied the planet, deceiving humanity with the promise of peace and unity, Chicago police officer William Mulligan is tasked with maintaining law and order in a city on the brink of rebellion. Gabriel, the young brother of a fallen militant and the son of Mulligan’s ex-partner, is faced with the crucial choice: collaborate, or fight back.
Summit Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 119 minutes
An action thriller infused with irreverent humor that stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a family man whose quiet life with his wife is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels’s search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking, a drug lord he believes is connected to the death. As one by one Viking’s associates ‘disappear,’ Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante, letting nothing, and no one, get in his way.
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
Universal Studios Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 109 minutes
Reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, and their daughter Saraya and son Zak make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children, and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true, and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes.
FRANK AND AVA
Gravitas Ventures, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 112 minutes
A down-and-out Frank Sinatra, trying to hold on to his voice and salvage his career, falls hard and fast for the sultry starlet, Ava Gardner, in this tumultuous, heart-stirring Hollywood romance.
Lionsgate, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 101 minutes
Gloria is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 99 minutes
A sweet, naive young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. The two become fast friends, but the older woman’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing is what it seems in this suspense thriller.
Gunpowder & Sky, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 136 minutes
Forced to get sober and reckon with the past, a self-destructive punk rock superstar retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.
Lionsgate, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 113 minutes
Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew, death row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.
IN LIKE FLYNN
Blue Fox Entertainment, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 96 minutes
The biographical film depicts Errol Flynn’s life before he was an internationally known celebrity. In his early life Flynn was a street fighter, gambler, gold prospector, womanizer, opium smuggler, and adventurer.
ISN’T IT ROMANTIC
New Line Turner, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 88 minutes
New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare, a romantic comedy, and she is the leading lady.
Lionsgate, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 100 minutes
In this thrilling Western, a young boy, Rio, is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister from his villainous uncle. Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett, on the hunt for an infamous outlaw.
KILLING EVE (SEASON 2)
BBC, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 360 minutes
Season two begins 30 seconds after the final episode of the first season, Eve is reeling, and Villanelle has disappeared. Eve has no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead, and now both of them are in deep trouble. Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does, but unfortunately, she’s not the only person looking for her.
KING OF THIEVES
Lionsgate, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 108 minutes
A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London’s jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on the infamous true events.
TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL
Lionsgate, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 109 minutes, $72M, sales rank: 35
Tyler Perry revives his signature character, the tough and vindictive Madea Simmons, for her final film performance in this comedy to die for! Madea and her family head out to a family reunion, but the trip becomes a nightmare when the party suddenly turns into a funeral and threatens to reveal sordid family secrets. Only Madea can bring the entire family together and save the day in her own special way.
PBS Home Video, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 360 minutes
Against the backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest, this is the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict unable to escape his past life. His future is threatened by his nemesis, the chilling prison guard Javert, who is determined to bring him to justice. As revolution ignites on the streets of Paris, Jean Valjean begins an epic journey towards self-acceptance, redemption, and love.
Screen Media Films, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 101 minutes
Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor, competes in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to singlehandedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife Clare and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat, the Teignmouth Electron.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 96 minutes
Roman Coleman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his past, rediscovers his own humanity in a social rehabilitation program. There he must gentle an especially unbreakable mustang named Marcus. During the program, Roman is helped by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider. His journey with Marcus inspires a heartfelt connection and challenges him to be a better person.
OUTLANDER (SEASON 4)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, produced in 2014, released in 2019, 746 minutes
Season Four continues the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America. The Frasers in North Carolina are at another turning point in history, the edge of the American Revolution. Along the way, the Frasers cross paths with notorious pirate Stephen Bonnet in a fateful meeting that will haunt the family. Meanwhile, Brianna and Roger grow closer in the twentieth century but make a shocking discovery that has them following in Claire’s footsteps.
Blue Fox Entertainment, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 107 minutes
The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood as she represents and fights for Asefa Ashwari, an Afghan woman who fled her home country after being persecuted by the Taliban. Despite setbacks and losses, their efforts culminate in arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as they seek to save not only Asefa’s life but countless others across the world.
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (Blu-ray Combo Pack)
Warner Bros., produced in 2019, released in 2019, 99 minutes
Marking the centenary of the First World War, internationally renowned director Peter Jackson uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage has been colorized and transformed with modern production techniques to present never-before-seen detail.
Good Deed Entertainment, produced in 2018, released in 2019, 92 minutes
Grieving the recent death of his wife, Shmuel decides that, in order to move on, he must understand the science behind the decomposition process of his wife’s body, despite the blasphemy inherent in any scientific inquiry. He seeks out Albert, a community college biology professor who Shmuel enlists to teach informal science lessons. As their macabre misadventures and unlikely friendship grow, they prove they will stop at nothing to satiate their curiosity and find Shmuel the peace he seeks.
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 127 minutes
A recently paroled ex-convict, Dell, strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Philip Lacasse, in this ‘funny and warm-hearted buddy comedy.’ From worlds apart, Dell and Philip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.
UNIVERSAL, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 116 minutes
Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. The endearing American family faces doppelgangers of themselves.
WHAT MEN WANT
Paramount, produced in 2019, released in 2019, 117 minutes, $55M, sales rank: 33
Ali Davis is left on the outside by her fellow sports agents because she is a woman in a male-dominated profession, but she acquires an unexpected edge when she develops the ability to hear men’s thoughts.