From a misunderstood satire inspired by The Most Dangerous Game to a season of Doctor Who that changed everything to releases from the Warner Archives and beyond, June rolls on with another incredible batch of new Blu-ray and DVD releases. Check out what titles are now available below!
The Hunt (2020)
Twelve strangers learn that they’ve been selected to be the human prey in a deadly hunt conducted by wealthy upper-crusters after they wake up in a field with no idea how they got there. But what the hunters didn’t count on was one of their targets (Betty Gilpin) turning the tables on them. Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” was used as the loose inspiration for this satirical commentary on the divisive political climate in the U.S. With Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, and Hilary Swank.
All 10 episodes of the game-changing twelfth season are featured in this three-disc set.
An Unmarried Woman (Criterion Collection)(1978)
In a tour-de-force performance, Jill Clayburgh plays Erica Benton, a New York art gallery worker trying to cope with life after her husband (Michael Murphy) walks out on her following a 15-year marriage. After seeing a therapist and exploring the singles scene, can Erica finally find happiness with expressionist painter Saul Kaplan (Alan Bates)? Sensitively written and directed by Paul Mazursky, the film also stars Cliff Gorman, Kelly Bishop, Patricia Quinn, Lisa Lucas.
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.
This erotic Euro-shocker stars Edwige Fenech as Julie Wardh, the wife of an American diplomat (Alberto de Mendoza) stationed in Vienna, who begins to suspect that the man (Ivan Rassimov) with whom she recently had a kinky, blood fetishistic affair may be the serial killer who’s been slicing up the city–and who may add her name to his list of victims. Things become even more bizarrely complicated as Julie has reason to believe that the murderer could also be her husband, or her new lover (George Hilton). AKA: “Blade of the Ripper,” “Next!,” “The Next Victim.”
The Last Bridesmaid (2019)
Having faithfully served as a bridesmaid on many occasions, Becca Foster (Rachel Boston) was undoubtedly beginning to think she’d never be the one to be saying “I do.” Will her groom come in the unlikely form of Kyle (Paul Campbell)–a handsome videographer who’s emphatically anti-marriage–with whom Becca’s been bickering non-stop while he documents the planning of her cousin’s wedding? Jeremy Guilbaut, Stephanie Bennett, Brandi Alexander co-star in this likable Hallmark Channel romance.
My 20th Century (1989)
Twins Dóra and Lili were orphaned match girls on the streets of 1880s Budapest when they were separated by fate. On New Year’s Eve 1900, courtesan/grifter Dóra (Dorota Segda) and political radical Lili (Segda, again) would each book passage on the Orient Express…and find their lives again intertwining in darkly comic fashion. Acclaimed seriocomedy, the debut feature for writer/director Ildikó Enyedi, also stars Oleg Yankovskiy, Paulus Manker, Péter Andorai.
All 21 episodes from the second season are included in a three-disc set.
A Perfect Plan (2020)
A quartet of strangers (William Forsythe, Kathleen Munroe, Gia Sandu, Michael Hough) woke up to find themselves trapped in a fortified warehouse basement. It didn’t take much comparing of notes to establish that each was a notorious thief–and that they were expected to pool their skills for a seemingly impossible heist if they were ever going to find their way to daylight. Distinctive caper film also stars Carlo Rota, Yannick Bisson, Alli Chung.
We Summon the Darkness (2019)
Following a death metal concert in the late-’80s Midwest, a trio of leather- and studs-clad young ladies (Alexandra Daddario, Maddie Hasson, Amy Forsyth) invited three very interested headbangers (Logan Miller, Austin Swift, Keean Johnson) back to one girl’s palatial home to keep the party going. Will it go downhill and end badly? Oh, of course–but you won’t believe for whom…or why. Darkly satirical shockfest also stars Johnny Knoxville, Tanner Beard, Allison McAtee.
All 18 episodes from the eleventh and final season are included in this three-disc set.
This three-disc celebration of Deanna Durbin includes the films 100 Men and a Girl (1937), Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939), and It Started with Eve (1941).
Princess Caraboo (1994)
Delightful comedy, based on a true story, about a mysterious young woman who appears one day in a 19th-century English village and, believed to be a princess from a distant country, is taken in by the townsfolk. But is she actually an impostor who’s taking them in? Phoebe Cates, Stephen Rea, John Lithgow, Kevin Kline, and Wendy Hughes star.
All 15 episodes from the sixth season are collected in this three-disc set.
Cannery Row (1982)
Seriocomic adaptation of John Steinbeck’s twin novellas “Cannery Row” and “Sweet Thursday” chronicles the rocky and unlikely romance that develops between a has-been baseball star-turned-marine biologist (Nick Nolte) and a flighty hooker (Debra Winger) as it plays out along Monterey’s waterfront. Frank McRae, Audra Lindley, M. Emmet Walsh also star; narrated by John Huston.
Anne Frank Remembered (25th Anniversary)(1995)
This Academy Award-winning documentary is a compelling look at the real Anne Frank which uses eyewitness accounts from those who knew her and her family to trace her life, from her childhood in Germany to the two years of hiding in an Amsterdam attic and her death at Bergen-Belsen at age 16 in 1944. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh and Glenn Close.
Blindsided by the discovery of her pregnancy, rural Pennsylvania teen Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) opted for abortion–and knew that she couldn’t inform her parents as was legally required. Together with cousin and confidante Skylar (Talia Ryder), they boarded a bus for Manhattan to have the procedure…but that far from meant that the challenges and obstacles were behind them. Writer/director Eliza Hittman’s frank, sobering odyssey co-stars Ryan Eggold, Sharon Van Etten, Théodore Pellerin.
Love, Take Two (2019)
When reality-TV honcho Lily Bellenger (Heather Hemmens) returned to her hometown to produce a wedding competition show, it’s safe to say she wasn’t expecting ex-boyfriend Scott (Cornelius Smith, Jr.) to be among the contestants. But even as Scott’s televised nuptials loom large, Lily finds that the sparks may still be flying between her and her old beau. Appealing Hallmark Channel original also stars Tara Erica Moore, Leanne Lapp, Casey Manderson.
This fondly remembered 1986-1991 ABC sitcom starred Howard Hesseman as Charlie Moore, an NYC substitute history teacher handed responsibility for Millard Fillmore High’s honors class, and who steered his gifted charges towards emotional maturity that would complement their book smarts. Amongst the kids were Robin Givens, Dan Frischman, Dan Schneider, Leslie Bega, Khrystyne Haje, Brian Robbins. All 22 episodes from the first season are featured in this three-disc set.
The Champ (1931)
Wallace Beery earned an Oscar for his performance in this original version of the father-son boxing tearjerker that still packs a potent punch. Beery plays Andy “Champ” Purcell, a gin-soaked, gambling-addicted pugilist whose confidence is shaken when he is separated from young son Dink (Jackie Cooper). A demonstration of the boy’s adoration and loyalty restores the Champ’s vitality just in time for an all-important bout. King Vidor directs; Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates, Edward Brophy co-star.
Arrived in America after his liberation from the camps, cellist Karel Novak (Paul Henreid) ran into the love he thought he’d lost–music teacher Christine Radcliffe (Bette Davis). After his wartime disappearance, though, she became the kept woman of renowned composer Alexander Hollenius (Claude Rains)–and now, the jealous and controlling maestro will go to any lengths to sabotage Karel’s efforts to reclaim life and career. Signature Davis melodrama also stars John Abbott, Benson Fong.
Battle Cry (1955)
Gritty war saga, based on the Leon Uris novel, follows a group of marines from basic training to combat fighting during World War II. Van Heflin is the disciplinarian major who whips his men into shape, while Aldo Ray and Tab Hunter are among the jarheads prepping for battle and dealing with domestic predicaments. Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson, James Whitmore, Raymond Massey, and John Lupton also star; directed by Raoul Walsh (White Heat).
The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
Intense Western drama starring Robert Taylor as Jake Wade, a former bank robber who now works as a lawman in a New Mexico town. When Wade discovers that ex-partner Clint Hollister (Richard Widmark) is about to be hanged, he helps him break jail, but a less-than-grateful Hollister forces Wade to help him find the hidden loot from their last job together. Patricia Owens, Henry Silva, DeForest Kelley, Robert Middleton co-star; John Sturges directs.