From zombie comedies to movie serials, this week’s new Blu-ray and DVD offerings have something for everyone! Check out the latest batch of titles that are now available!
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
It’s a decade into the zombie apocalypse, and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) are as dysfunctional as ever. Joined by fellow survivors Nevada (Rosario Dawson) and Madison (Zoey Deutch), can the group defeat a batch of the undead monsters that have evolved into even deadlier creatures? Avan Jogia and Luke Wilson also star in this action-packed sequel to the 2009 horror/comedy hit.
The Addams Family (2019)
Frighteningly fun-filled computer-animated family comedy, based on Charles Addams’ cartoons, finds Gomez (voiced by Oscar Isaac), Morticia (Charlize Theron), Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz), Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard), and the other members of the creepy and kooky Addams Family trying to save their house from a reality-TV host (Allison Janney) who wants to demolish it because it doesn’t fit in the planned community she’s developing. Also features the voices of Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Snoop Dogg as Cousin Itt.
Pain and Glory (2019)
With his body giving out from the excesses of his adult life, veteran filmmaker Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) finds himself invited to a revival screening of the project that made his name over 30 years ago. As he self-medicates with heroin provided by his long-estranged leading man (Asier Etxeandia), he revisits episodes from his past in hopes of finding a way forward. Personal narrative from Pedro Almodovar co-stars Penélope Cruz, Julieta Serrano, Nora Navas.
Black and Blue (2019)
Taut and timely crime thriller focuses on Alicia West (Naomie Harris), a rookie New Orleans police officer whose body cam records the killing of a drug dealer by some of her fellow cops. Framed for the murder, Alicia must turn to a childhood friend (Tyrese Gibson) for help as she attempts to safeguard the footage while dodging the corrupt officers and ruthless crooks who are all trying to kill her. With Mike Colter, Frank Grillo, Reid Scott.
The War Lord (1965)
In the 11th century, noble Norman knight Chrysagon de la Cruex (Charlton Heston) was sent to a Druid village and charged with establishing a bulwark against the invading Frisians. The world-weary warrior might find his mission compromised by his passions for a betrothed local maiden (Rosemary Forsyth) and the duplicity of his resentful brother (Guy Stockwell). Franklin J. Schaffner’s epic adventure co-stars Richard Boone, Maurice Evans, James Farentino, Henry Wilcoxon.
Sprung from a Vichy POW camp in Algiers, a British officer (Rock Hudson) learns that he’s been tasked to lead a cadre of English and German-Jewish commandos across the Sahara. Their endgame: a certain suicide bid to knock out Rommel’s crucial fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya. Thrilling, fact-based tale of action and intrigue co-stars George Peppard, Nigel Green, Guy Stockwell, and Leo Gordon (who scripted).
Goofy gridiron comedy, based on Dan Jenkins’ novel, follows pro football teammates and pals Billy Clyde Puckett (Burt Reynolds) and Marvin “Shake” Tiller (Kris Kristofferson). After completing a self-help program, Shake starts romancing team owner’s daughter Barbara Jane (Jill Clayburgh)…whom Billy Clyde also has his sights set on. With Robert Preston, Roger E. Mosley, Brian Dennehy, and Burt Convy.
The Phantom Creeps (Remastered) (1939)
The always-sinister Bela Lugosi stars as evil Dr. Zorka, whose weapons in his scare-a-minute battle for world domination include an invisibility belt, mechanical spider bombs, a giant robot, and a substance that causes suspended animation. Exciting 12-chapter serial also stars Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold.
Gordon of Ghost City (1933)
Hired by desperate ranchers to rout the gang of rustlers bleeding them dry, sharp-shooting cowboy Buck Gordon (Buck Jones) tracks the desperadoes to the ghost town where they’re holed up. Can he also help an old prospector (Tom Ricketts) and his beautiful daughter (Madge Bellamy) when the same owlhoots try to jump their gold claim? Universal sagebrush chapterplay also stars Francis Ford, Walter Miller, William Desmond, Ethan Laidlaw. 12 chapters.
An app that can tell you precisely when you’re going to die reveals that nurse Quinn Harris (Elizabeth Lail) has but a few days before she bites the dust. Matt Monroe (Jordan Calloway) has received a similarly imminent prediction. Joined by Quinn’s younger sister Jordan (Talitha Eliana Bateman), can they beat death and alter their destiny…while there’s still time? Fast-paced horror tale also stars Peter Facinelli, Tichina Arnold, Dillon Lane.
This second epic screen take on Edna Ferber’s best-selling American West saga stars Glenn Ford as late 19th century adventurer Yancy Cravat, whose bid to claim a stake of territory and a different chapter in his life during the Oklahoma Land Rush may ultimately cost him a happy existence with new wife Sabra (Maria Schell). Arthur O’Connell, Anne Baxter, Russ Tamblyn, Mercedes McCambridge, Vic Morrow, Harry Morgan also star; Anthony Mann directs.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)
It seems like Hollywood suits never get it–not in greenlighting a remake of “Bluntman and Chronic” with Kevin Smith (Kevin Smith) in the director’s chair, and certainly not in cutting creators Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) out of their percentage again! Our aging stoner heroes road trip west on another mission of sabotage, as writer/director Smith knowingly tweaks franchise filmmaking and woke casting; with Shannon Elizabeth, Harley Quinn Smith, Justin Long, and tons of cameos.
Sliding Doors (Collector’s Edition) (1998)
How much difference can a single decision and a few minutes make in a person’s life? That question is the basis for this romantic tale featuring Gwyneth Paltrow as Helen Quilley, a Londoner taking the subway home after being fired from her PR job. As the film’s parallel scenarios show, whether Helen catches or misses a train determines her relationship with a two-timing boyfriend (John Lynch)…and a possible new romance. John Hannah, Jeanne Tripplehorn also star.
Ulzana’s Raid (1972)
In 1880s Arizona, with settlers being terrorized by the renegade Apache Ulzana (Joaquin Martinez) and his followers, the Army dispatches a cavalry troop spearheaded by a self-righteous young officer (Bruce Davison) and a cynical veteran scout (Burt Lancaster). Their grueling hunt for the war party, though, may leave all irrevocably changed, in Robert Aldrich’s sobering Vietnam allegory; Richard Jaeckel, Jorge Luke also star.
Silver Lode (1954)
Western action is mixed with an allegorical look at ’50s McCarthyism in this tale starring John Payne as Dan Ballard, a frontier sheriff who must fight to prove his innocence when a U.S. marshal (Dan Duryea) comes to town with a warrant for his arrest on theft and murder charges. Lizabeth Scott, Dolores Moran, Emile Meyer, Alan Hale Jr. co-star; directed by Allan Dwan and written by blacklisted writer Karen DeWolf.
Le Petit Soldat (The Criterion Collection) (1963)
Made in 1960 but unreleased for three years due to French censors, Jean-Luc Godard’s controversial look at the French-Algerian War stars Michel Subor as Bruno Forestier, an army deserter recruited by right-wing forces to assassinate a pro-Algerian journalist. Captured and subjected to torture, Forestier manages to escape with help from a leftist sympathizer (Anna Karina, in her film debut). With Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais.
Born and bred in Georgia, possessing a country-boy exterior, and spouting folksy nuggets of wisdom, attorney Ben Matlock (Andy Griffith) was actually a razor-sharp defense lawyer who would not only prove his clients innocent of murder but would often find the real killer. The 1986-95 CBS series’s changing cast included Kene Holliday, Linda Purl, Nancy Stafford, Julie Sommars. 178 episodes on 52 discs.
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