An ecstatic voyage through the creative and spiritual universe of David Bowie, Moonage Daydream is a fittingly unclassifiable tribute to the shape-shifting rock iconoclast and his singular sound and vision. Exploding the conventions of the music documentary, director Brett Morgen remixes dazzling, never-before-seen footage of the artist throughout his career, reveling in his otherworldly presence while revealing the restless philosophical inquiry that guided his myriad metamorphoses. Graced with soulful narration by Bowie, this immersive audiovisual head rush transmits the essence of a phenomenon that cannot be explained—only experienced.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- 4K digital master, supervised by writer-director-editor-producer Brett Morgen, with Dolby Atmos and stereo soundtracks
- Audio commentary featuring Morgen
- Q&A with Morgen, filmmaker Mark Romanek, and musician Mike Garson at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
- Interview with rerecording mixers David Giammarco and Paul Massey
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Jonathan Romney and a collectible poster insert
A feverishly inspired take on Franz Kafka's novel, Orson Welles's The Trial casts Anthony Perkins as the bewildered office drone Josef K., whose arrest for an unspecified crime plunges him into a menacing bureaucratic labyrinth of guilt, corruption, and paranoia. Exiled from Hollywood and creatively unchained, Welles poured his ire at the studio system, McCarthyism, and all forms of totalitarian oppression into this cinematic statement-one of his boldest and most personal, and the film that he himself considered his greatest. Dizzying camera angles, expressionistic lighting, increasingly surreal locations-Welles unleashed the full force of his visual brilliance to convey the nightmarish disorientation of a world gone mad.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- New audio commentary featuring film historian Joseph McBride
- Filming "The Trial," a 1981 documentary about the film's production
- Archival interviews with Welles, actor Jeanne Moreau, and director of photography Edmond Richard
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- PLUS: An essay by author Jonathan Lethem
- Studio ? : ? The Criterion Collection
- Media Format ? : ? Blu-ray, Subtitled
- Number of discs ? : ? 1
- MPAA rating ? : ? NR (Not Rated)
The Trial (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Welcome to the ‘War of Being’, the new album from the British prog-metal pioneers TesseracT. The band returns with a career-high release that is their most conceptual, dynamic and sonically intricate to date.Throughout its hour-long run time, the band treat listeners to sprawling atmospherics, impassioned vocal performances from Daniel Tompkins and atom bomb level heavy riffs. War Of Being is TesseracT’s defining moment, an album that will be remembered as the beginning of a new era for this forward-thinking, dynamic band.
One of Jean Rollin's least-seen and most underrated works, The Night of the Hunted (La Nuit des traquĂ©es) finds the director moving away from his trademark tales of vampirism to explore a nightmarish, dystopian world.
In the dead of night, Elisabeth is rescued from unknown pursuers by Robert and taken to safety. But, after she is kidnapped and taken to an austere clinic whose distressed and abused patients are suffering from progressive memory loss, Robert sets out to find her and discover what is taking place in the clinic.
Shot at night on a shoestring budget, with a cast mostly drawn from France's adult-film industry, The Night of the Hunted stars Rollin regulars Brigitte Lahaie (Fascination) and Natalie Perrey (Lips of Blood), and offers a stark and melancholic take on contemporary society.
INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
- New 4K restoration from the original negative by Powerhouse Films
- Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by RuairĂ McCann, archival writing by Jean Rollin on the making of the film, archival interviews with actor Brigitte Lahaie and collaborator Jean-Pierre Bouyxou, and full film credits
- Limited edition of 10,000 numbered units (6,000 4K UHDs and 4,000 Blu-rays) for the UK and US
- Original French mono soundtrack
- Selected scenes audio commentary with writer-director Jean Rollin and actor Brigitte Lahaie and Jean Rollin (2006)
- Audio commentary with film expert and author Tim Lucas (2023)
- Jean Rollin Introduces `The Night of the Hunted' (1998): filmed appraisal
- Jean Rollin on the `The Night of the Hunted' (2007): the director in conversation with festival programmer and journalist Joshua T Gravel at the Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal
- Perdues: La Nuit des traquĂ©es (2023): updated documentary on the making of The Night of the Hunted, directed by Rollin's personal assistant, Daniel Gouyette, and including interviews with Lahaie, critic Daniel Bird, and key collaborators Jean-Pierre Bouyxou and Natalie Perrey
- Le Pont (2023, 5 mins): short film revisiting the aqueduct seen in The Night of the Hunted
- Newly edited archival interview with producer Lionel Wallmann (2023)
- Archival interview with porn performer Alain Plumey, who acted in The Night of the Hunted and Fascination, filmed at the Museum of Eroticism (2006)
- Filmed critical appreciation by author and musician Stephen Thrower (2023)
- Alternative sex scenes
- Image galleries: promotional and publicity material, and behind the scenes
- New and improved English translation subtitles
Worlds collide in "The Flash" when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian. albeit not the one he's looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry's only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Format: Blu-ray + Digital
Jennifer Lawrence produces and stars in No Hard Feelings, a laugh-out-loud, edgy comedy from Gene Stupnitsky (director Good Boys, co-writer of Bad Teacher).Maddie (Lawrence) thinks she's found the answer to her financial troubles when she discovers an intriguing job listing: wealthy helicopter parents looking for someone to "date" their introverted 19-year-old son, Percy, and bring him out of his shell before he leaves for college. But awkward Percy proves to be more of a challenge than she expected, and time is running out. She has one summer to make him a man or lose it all.
- Genre: Comedy
- Rating: R
- Disc Format: BLU-RAY
NO HARD FEELINGS
Driven by a desire to forge a socially conscious Swedish cinema-one that broke with the inward-looking psychodrama of Ingmar Bergman to give dynamic expression to the everyday experiences of working-class Swedes-writer Bo Widerberg turned to filmmaking in the early 1960s, realizing his ambition in politically committed yet poetic works that merge social-realist themes with a refined, often breathtakingly beautiful visual sensibility. Dramatizing the struggles of ordinary people fighting to chart their own destiny, these four acclaimed, popular, and pivotal films from Widerberg's most prolific period live and breathe with a rare vitality-and helped launch a new Swedish cinema.
The Baby Carriage (1963)
Infused with a jazzy, nouvelle vague-inspired energy, Bo Widerberg's feature debut has the freshness of youth. Building on his manifesto's call for a socially relevant Swedish cinema, the writer turned director offers a vivid portrait of a young factory worker (Inger Taube) finding her way toward independence as she weathers unexpected pregnancy, learns hard lessons from relationships with two very different men, and leaves behind the only home she has ever known. Abetted by fellow filmmaker Jan Troell's coolly beautiful monochrome cinematography, Widerberg takes a bold first step in his mission to create a cinema that is both engaged and engaging.
Raven's End (1963)
A period piece that forgoes nostalgia in favor of a stark examination of working-class struggle, Bo Widerberg's second feature unfolds in 1936 in the director's hometown of MalmĂ¶. It's there, in the poor district of Raven's End, that young Anders (Widerberg's regular collaborator Tommy Berggren) chases his dream of becoming a writer while growing increasingly disillusioned with the dead-end world that surrounds him: an alcoholic father, a toiling mother, and the ominous specter of Nazism. Delivering a bracing jolt of kitchen-sink realism to Swedish cinema, Widerberg paints an unsparing portrait of youthful idealism bumping up against economic despair.
Elvira Madigan (1967)
Bo Widerberg reached new heights of visual lyricism with this sublime retelling of a real-life nineteenth-century romantic tragedy. Bound by their all-consuming desire, a young circus tightrope walker (Pia Degermark, winner of the Cannes Best Actress prize) and a lieutenant (Tommy Berggren) with a wife and children forsake everything to be together and escape to the countryside-only to see their lovers' idyll gradually give way to poverty and desperation. With its painterly, sun-dappled images and indelible use of Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 21, this 1960s art-house sensation is the most ravishing expression of Widerberg's recurring theme of the tension between individual freedom and social responsibility.
Ă…dalen 31 (1969)
One of Bo Widerberg's most explicitly political works imbues the true story of a 1931 labor strike with a powerful contemporary resonance. In the industrial district of Ă…dalen, in the north of Sweden, a peaceful demonstration takes a tragic turn, leading to a historic general strike. Amid these events, the teenage Kjell (Peter Schildt) experiences sacrifice and strife, love and loss, and the consequences of this shocking violence. Working once again with Elvira Madigan cinematographer JĂ¶rgen Persson-who captures shimmering, light-filled images in graceful widescreen-Widerberg entwines a stirring portrait of resistance with an intimate coming-of-age journey for a vision of history that feels vibrantly, urgently alive.
FOUR-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
- New introduction to director Bo Widerberg by filmmaker Ruben Ă–stlund
- New interviews with actor Tommy Berggren and cinematographer JĂ¶rgen Persson
- The Boy and the Kite (1962), a short film by Widerberg and Jan Troell, with an introduction by Troell
- Swedish television interviews with Widerberg from the 1960s
- Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Elvira Madigan
- RATED: ? R (Restricted)
- STUDIO: The Criterion Collection
- Number of DISCS: ? 4
PLUS: An essay by film historian Peter Cowie and excerpts by Widerberg from his 1962 book Vision in Swedish Film
BO WIDERBERG'S NEW SWEDISH CINEMA (CRITERION COLLECTION)
Blu-Ray: $99.95 Buy
A classically trained actor and director, Robert Englund has become one of the most revolutionary horror icons of our generation. Throughout his career, Englund starred in many well-known movies but shot to super-stardom with his portrayal of supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. This unique and intimate portrait captures the man behind the glove and features interviews with Englund and his wife Nancy, Lin Shaye, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Heather Langenkamp and more.
In the fifthe season of The Handmaid's Tale, June faces consequences for killing Commander Waterford while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. The widowed Serena attempts to raise her profile in Toronto as Gilead’s influence creeps into Canada. Commander Lawrence works with Nick and Aunt Lydia as he tries to reform Gilead and rise in power. June, Luke and Moira fight Gilead from a distance as they continue their mission to save and reunite with Hannah.
TULSA KING follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone), just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. This Season 1 release includes all 9 episodes with over 90 minutes of content that goes behind the scenes with the cast and crew in 6 never before seen making of featurettes.
STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND: GENESIS
CARPE D.M.: STALLONE
MERCY AND MALICE: THE CAST
HABERDASHERY: COSTUME DESIGN
OUTTHINK YOUR ENEMY: STUNTS
THE HERE AND NOW: ON LOCATION IN TULSA
PLUS, BEHIND THE STORY FOR EVERY EPISODE!
creen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurette.
Directed by George Scott and produced by Lou Adler and John McDermott, the film presents the complete multi-camera 16mm footage filmed and recorded by Adler in 1973 but never before released. Home Again: Carole King Live In Central Park provides an inside view of a generational talent at her prime, performing one of the biggest and most momentous concerts of her career in the city where she was born. The film features exclusive interviews and never before seen performance footage.
Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult Super Hero alter-egos. But when the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy-aka Shazam-and his family are thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of their world.
- FORMAT: BD Combo
- GENRE: Action/Adventure
- RATING: PG-13
- RUNTIME: 77 minutes
- LANGUAGE: English
- DISC COUNT: 1
Shazam! Fury of the Gods - Blu-ray + DVD + Digital
Woody Harrelson stars in the hilarious and heartwarming story of a former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.
Blu-Ray: $34.98 Buy
COCAINE BEAR - Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow-and blood.
- GENRE: Dark Comedy, Action
- MPAA Rating: R
- Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital
- BD Combo