Fall is finally upon us, and although the weather may be cooling down, we’ve got a scorching batch of new releases available for you! Check out these film and TV titles that are now available and we think that you’ll agree that while seasons may change, watching great Blu-rays and DVDs is something you can always depend on!
The Art of Love (1965)
Struggling painter Paul Sloane (Dick Van Dyke) was about to chuck bohemian life in Paris and go home to his fiancée (Angie Dickinson) when he jumped into the Seine to rescue a young woman (Elke Sommer). Presuming Paul dead, roommate Casey (James Garner) starts selling his works–at inflated prices. Once the “late” artist turns up, they agree to continue the profitable charade…but will they paint themselves into a corner? Norman Jewison’s agreeable farce co-stars Ethel Merman, Carl Reiner.
Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
On the New York waterfront, cheerfully corrupt union stalwart Jake Macllaney (James Cagney) wasn’t about to let anything come between him and the presidency of the longshoreman’s local. If that meant wooing away the attractive wife (Shirley Jones) of the straight-arrow lawyer (Roger Smith) dogging his tracks, he’ll make the sacrifice! Long-sought confection that was Cagney’s last musical co-stars Cara Williams, Nehemiah Persoff; score includes “I’m Sorry, I Want a Ferrari.”
The Passenger (1975)
While on assignment in post-colonial Northern Africa, burned-out TV journalist David Locke (Jack Nicholson) comes across the corpse of a recent acquaintance–and makes the audacious choice of assuming his identity. Unfortunately, the dead man was a gunrunner embroiled in the regional civil war–and Locke now finds himself with more than a few deadly enemies. Michelangelo Antonioni’s stunning, mysterious masterwork co-stars Maria Schneider, Ian Hendry, Jenny Runacre, Steven Berkoff.
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
The American frontier of the 1880s was supposed to be a land of opportunity…but for roguish low-end theatrical impresario Tom Healy (Anthony Quinn), frustrated leading lady Angela Rossini (Sophia Loren), and their ragtag barnstorming troupe, they just got the opportunity to try and outrun disgruntled patrons, creditors, and the law. Chaotic take on the Louis L’Amour tale co-stars Steve Forrest, Ramon Navarro, Eileen Heckart, Margaret O’Brien.
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
Compelling biodrama stars Anthony Perkins as 1950s Major League centerfielder Jimmy Piersall. Following a nervous breakdown due to pressures to succeed on the field placed on him by his domineering father, Piersall found himself institutionalized. Upon his release, he returned to baseball and attempted to find his way back to sports glory. Robert Mulligan directed this adaptation of Piersall’s memoir, co-starring Karl Malden, Norma Moore.
Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Scathing social satire stars Roddy McDowall as Alan Musgrave, a brilliant high schooler who helps sexy classmate Barbara Ann Greene (Tuesday Weld) get whatever she wants. Among the wishes he “grants” her are high grades, a starring role in a beach party movie, a marriage to a handsome college man (Martin West)–and said husband’s eventual murder. Lola Albright, Ruth Gordon, Harvey Korman co-star in this unique gem adapted from Al Hine’s novel; directed by George Axelrod.
Most Wanted (2020)
In the late ‘80s, low-end dealer Daniel Léger (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) proved the perfect patsy for the Canadian cops to involve in an overseas drug sting–and he’d wind up looking at the death penalty while incarcerated in Thailand’s most notorious prison. His stunning odyssey, as well as the laser-focused efforts of investigative reporter Victor Malarek (Josh Hartnett) to shed light on his plight, are presented in this riveting fact-based tale; Jim Gaffigan, Amanda Crew, Stephen McHattie co-star. AKA: “Target Number One.”
Rick and Morty: Season 4 (2019)
Debuting on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block in 2013, this offbeat animated series follows Rick Sanchez, a mentally unstable alcoholic who also happens to be a scientific genius. When he moves in with his daughter, Beth, and her family, Rick finds an instant sidekick in Morty, his teenaged grandson who becomes his companion in a series of wacky adventures involving aliens, robots, alternate realities, and more. Features the voices of Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Sarah Chalke. All 10 episodes from the fourth season are included in this two-disc set.
Iconic Films of the ’80s & ’90s: 10 Movie Collection
Twenty-disc set includes “Airplane!,” “48 Hrs.,” “An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Flashdance,” “Footloose” (1984), “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Better Off Dead,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “The Untouchables” (1987), “Fatal Attraction,” “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!,” “Major League,” “Ghost” (1990), “Juice,” “Wayne’s World,” “Indecent Proposal,” “Tommy Boy,” “Clueless,” “Election,” and “Payback” (Straight Up: The Director’s Cut).
The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020)
Uplifting drama, based on author Rhonda Byrne’s enormously successful self-help book “The Secret,” focuses on widowed mother-of-three Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes). In the wake of a destructive hurricane, the financially troubled Miranda strikes up an unexpected romance with Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), a handyman who teaches her and her kids about the dramatic effects positive thoughts can have on your life. With Jerry O’Connell, Celia Weston, Sarah Hoffmeister.
Let It Snow (2020)
Affianced adventurers Mia (Ivanna Sakhno) and Max (Alex Hafner) were in search of the ultimate snowboarding experience, and they shrugged off their lodge’s cryptic warnings about the local restricted slope. That would turn out to be the wrong move, as they became separated by a blinding pop-up storm…and Mia would find herself at the mercy of a black-clad snowmobiler with an unholy agenda. Scenic Ukraine-shot thriller also stars Tinatin Dalakishvili.
Riverdale: The Complete Fourth Season (2019)
The eternal American teenagers of Archie Comics fame received a stylish, strikingly dark, and compelling re-imagining with this hit CW series. The benign little burg of Riverdale, USA, was rocked by a stunning murder…and the web of deceit and old vendettas underlying the small-town facade started enveloping local kids like aspiring musician Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa), school journalist Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), rich transplant Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), and cynical outsider Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse). Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick, Marisol Nichols also star. All 19 episodes from the fourth season are included in this four-disc set.
The Good Fight: Season Four (2020)
Reprising her role from “The Good Wife,” Christine Baranski stars as attorney Diane Lockhart in this legal drama that debuted in 2017. Broke and out of a job after being caught up in a financial scandal, Diane must go to work at a rival Chicago law firm, bringing young lawyer and goddaughter Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) along with her. With Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, Delroy Lindo, Justin Bartha, and Cush Jumbo (also making the jump from “The Good Wife”). All seven episodes from the fourth season are featured in this two-disc set.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season
Set in the same universe as “Arrow” and “The Flash,” this thrilling DC Comics-inspired series debuted in 2016. Time-traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) must assemble a group of heroes and villains in an effort to prevent a future where the Earth is conquered by an evil despot. The team includes shrinking crimefighter the Atom (Brandon Routh), reincarnated warriors Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée), the icy Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), and Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson Jackson (Franz Drameh), who join together to become the heroic Firestorm. All 15 episodes from the fifth season are included in this four-disc set.
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