Action-Adventure ‘Sabotage’ Due on Blu-ray May 7 From MVD

The action adventure Sabotage will be released on Blu-ray Disc May 7 from MVD Entertainment Group in its MVD Rewind collection.

In the 1996 film, Colonel Michael Bishop’s (Mark Dacascos, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum) last mission went horribly wrong — destroyed from within, sabotaged. His was the only body dragged from the ashes of a black operation that never happened. After years of recovery, Bishop thought he had escaped the Black Ops and he began a successful new life as a bodyguard to the rich and famous. He was the best, with skills most men died learning. But his past caught up with him. His clients began to die violently, at the same shadowy hand that conspired against his Black Op unit. Now he must go own one last mission to destroy the faceless men that run an army that doesn’t exist. From director Tibor Takács (The Gate), the film also stars Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix), Tony Todd (Candyman) and Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves).

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Special features include a new interview with actor Mark Dacascos; a new interview with actor Tony Todd; a Mark Dacascos trailer reel; double-sided artwork; and a collectible mini-poster.

Korean Action-Adventure ‘Night of the Assassin’ Due on Hi-Yah! July 21, Digital and Disc Aug. 8 From Well Go

Well Go USA Entertainment will release the Korean action-adventure Night of the Assassin on the Hi-Yah! streaming service July 21 and on digital, Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 8.

Set in Korea’s Joseon era, the film follows a deadly assassin who comes out of retirement to exact revenge on a group waging a brutal campaign of terror against local villagers. In the film, after a deadly, long-dormant health condition surfaces during a mission, Joseon’s most lethal assassin goes into hiding to seek a cure without revealing his identity. But upon witnessing a ruthless campaign of terror against local villagers, the region’s deadliest killer comes out of retirement in order to exact his own brutal brand of vigilante justice.

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The film stars Shin Hyun-joon (Guns & Talks, Son of a General II and III), Lee Mun-sik (Night in Paradise) and Kim Min-kyung (Pipeline, Spiritwalker).

 

Jackie Chan Actioner ‘Gorgeous’ Due on Blu-ray April 11 From MVD and 88 Films

The Jackie Chan action adventure Gorgeous (1999) will be released on Blu-ray Disc April 11 from MVD Entertainment Group and 88 Films.

In the film, young and beautiful Bu (Shu Qi, The Transporter) finds a romantic message in a bottle near her family restaurant in Taiwan. On a whim, she flies to Hong Kong to meet her potential soulmate, who turns out to be Albert (Tony Leung, Infernal Affairs), a gay beautician pining for his ex. Taking pity on the girl, he brings her to his workplace, where she falls for the wealthy and lonely C.N. Chan (Jackie Chan, Rush Hour, Supercop). But when Chan’s lifelong enemy Lo discovers Chan has a new love, he decides to ruin their happiness.

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The film, which garnered a 36th Golden Horse Award nomination for Jackie Chan (Best Action Choreography) and a 19th Hong Kong Film Awards nomination for Jackie Chan (Best Action Choreography), also stars Emil Chau (Rumble in the Bronx) and Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle).

1991 Sci-Fi Actioner ‘The Grand Tour’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray March 14 From Unearthed and MVD

The 1991 sci-fi action-adventure The Grand Tour will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (sporting a new 4K scan from the negative) from Unearthed Classics and MVD Entertainment Group.

Directed by David Twohy (Pitch Black, The Arrival), the film follows a widowed innkeeper (Jeff Daniels ) who battles a band of disaster-groupies from the future with explosive results. Ben Wilson (Daniels) and his daughter (Ariana Richards) buy an old Victorian mansion and begin renovations with plans to open up an inn. Their first guests are a strange and mysterious covey of tourists led by the eccentric Madame Lovine (Marilyn Lightstone). In a race against time, Ben must battle the seductive time bandits as well as his own personal demons in an attempt to save his daughter and the town from total destruction.

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Chinese Action-Adventure ‘Code of the Assassins’ Due on Hi-Yah! Streaming Channel March 3, Digital and Disc March 28 From Well Go

The Chinese fantasy action-adventure Code of the Assassins will be available on the martial arts streaming service Hi-Yah! on March 3 and will be released on digital, Blu-ray and DVD March 28 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Directed by Daniel Lee (Dragon Blade, 14 Blades, The Climbers), Code of the Assassins stars William Feng (Wolf Totem, White Vengeance), Jun Hu (Red Cliff, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils), Gina Jin (Wuxin: The Monster Killer, Hope All Is Well), Qingxiang Wang (The Grandmaster, Red Cliff), Ray Lui (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Flash Point, Raging Fire) and Jack Kao (A Place of One’s Own, Witness).

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The film follows a young assassin, trained by an elite organization, who receives his first mission, only to find himself tangled in a covert political intrigue. He is ensnared in an intricate plot laid by powerful people pulling strings from the shadows. Upon failing to complete the assignment, he is forced to go on the run — from the government and rival assassin groups alike — as he seeks to unmask the players behind the conspiracy.

 

Troma Comedy ‘Waitress!’ and Action Adventure ‘Divide & Conquer’ Due on Blu-ray Feb. 7 From MVD

The comedy Waitress! and the action adventure Divide & Conquer are being released on Blu-ray Feb 7 from Troma Films and MVD Entertainment Group.

In Waitress! (1981), an actress, a writer and a preppie wait on tables in a New York City restaurant. During their shift, the attractive women have to deal with inebriated customers and a slow chef, as well as mutinous patrons. Directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, the film features early on-screen appearances from Chris Noth (“Sex and the City”) and Scott Valentine (“Family Ties”). The release features “Chef’s Deliciously Mastered Feature Presentation”; a new intro by Lloyd Kaufman; commentary by Uncle Lloydie; “In the Kitchen” interviews with some of Troma’s staff; a “Foodporn” photo gallery; a “Before There was Toxie” DVD intro; “Gizzard Face 2: Troma Now” promo; and Troma trailers.

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In Divide & Conquer (2021), three women warriors find themselves on the run and kicking in the teeth of every misogynist that dares to cross their path. Lloyd Kaufman calls it, “A feminist movie for the 21st century!” The estrogen fueled grindhouse tribute is written, directed and starring Mercedes the Muse (Honor Killing, Rose & Viktor: No Mercy). Special features include an introduction by Lloyd Kaufman; cast and crew commentary; “Making a Damn Movie: The Making of Divide & Conquer“; “The Three Muses” featurette; the Los Angeles premiere Q&A session; the premiere at the Balboa Theatre; trailers; and American Cinematheque honors Troma.

‘All About Evil,’ ‘Faceless,’ ‘The Female Executioner’ Due on Blu-ray From MVD and Severin Aug. 30

The horror films All About Evil and Faceless and the action adventure The Female Executioner are being released on Blu-ray Aug. 30 from MVD Entertainment Group and Severin Films.

The 2010 cult classic All About Evil stars Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll,” “Orange Is the New Black”) as the mad projectionist, Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” Kaboom), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the DarkRob Zombie’s The Munsters), John Waters muse Mink Stole (Serial MomHairspray) and Noah Segan (Knives OutLooper).  In the film, a mousy librarian inherits her father’s beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer — and a legion of rabid gore fans — when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts. What her fans don’t realize yet is that the murders in the movies are all too real. Special features include audio commentary with driter/director Joshua Grannell and actors Thomas Dekker, Ashley Fink, Jade Ramsey and Nikita Ramsey; a making of featurette with Grannell, producer Darren Stein, and actors Dekker, Fink, Cassandra Peterson, Jade Ramsey, Nikita Ramsey, Noah Segan, and Mink Stole; a roundtable discussion; “Evil Live: The Peaches Christ Experience In 4D” world premiere at The Castro Theatre in May 2010; “Grindhouse,” a 2003 short film by Grannell; “Children of the Popcorn — Behind The Scenes With Peaches Christ”; the 2010 making-of featurette; the trailer; a teaser; the soundtrack CD; and a bonus booklet by Michael Varrati.

Due on both Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is Faceless. For his 1987 big-budget EuroSleaze classic inspired by Eyes Without a Face, director Jess Franco brought together an international all-star cast, including Helmut Berger (The Damned), Brigitte Lahaie (The Female Executioner), Chris Mitchum (Summertime Killer), Stéphane Audran (Coup de Torchon), Caroline Munro (Maniac) and Telly Savalas, for a glossily depraved tale of disfigurement, dismemberment, libidinous brutes, Nazi surgeons, Parisian discos, face-ripping, throat-stabbing, eyeball-piercing and a rewardingly ambiguous ending. Anton Diffring (Circus of Horrors) and Florence Guérin (Caligula & Messalina) co-star, with appearances by Howard Vernon (The Awful Dr. Orloff) and Lina Romay. The film, scanned for the first time in 4K from the original negative, include the following special features: audio commentary with director Jess Franco and actress Lina Romay; “The Female Predator,” an interview with actress Brigitte Lahaie; “Facial Recognition,” an interview with Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies; “Parisian Encounters — Face-To-Face With Actress Caroline Munro”; “Predators of the Night,” an interview with Stephen Thrower, author of Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco; EPK interviews with actors Helmut Berger, Chris Mitchum and Telly Savalas; an archival interview with Franco; an archival interview with actor Chris Mitchum; selected scene commentary with Chris Mitchum; Therese II: The Mission (1987), a parody short starring Brigitte Lahaie; the French trailer; and the English trailer.

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The 1986 French action adventure The Female Executioner stars legendary adult film performer Brigitte Lahaie, who launched her mainstream acting career — and subsequently became a French cultural icon — with this exploitation hit. Lahaie is Detective Martine Savignac, a tough vice cop who specializes in busting the most extreme pornographers. When a porno queenpin snatches her kid sister for revenge, Martine takes on a city full of pimps, pushers, human traffickers, the Chinese mob and every man she can. Michel Modo (“Highlander: The Series”), Pierre Oudry (Dirty War) and Dominique Erlanger (The House of the Missing Girls) co-star in this vigilante thriller written and directed by Euro-smut veteran Michel Caputo and produced by Lahaie’s then-lover René Chateau (Faceless). Scanned in 2K from the original negative, the film features new interviews with Caputo and Lahaie. Special features include “The Cop In Nylon Stockings,” an interview with Caputo and Lahaie; “Hold On Tight, Girly!,” a location visit with Caputo and Lahaie; The Blue Shutters, a 1987 short film starring Lahaie; and the trailer.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Headed to Disc July 5

The multi-universe action-adventure Everything Everywhere All at Once arrives on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray plus digital), Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD July 5 from A24 and Lionsgate.

Directed and written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the writing-directing duo collectively known as the Daniels (Swiss Army Man), the film stars Michelle Yeoh as an unlikely hero who must channel newfound powers to fight fearsome dangers from the multiverse. Evelyn Wang (Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother, is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family and herself.

The film also stars Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Special features include audio commentary with Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert; the “Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Everything Everywhere All at Once” featurette; the “Putting Everything on a Bagel: Cooking up the Multiverse” featurette; deleted scenes with optional audio commentary; outtakes; a music visual; and the theatrical trailer.

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Headed to Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook June 14

The action classic Raiders of the Lost Ark will arrive June 14 in a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook from Lucasfilm and Paramount Home Entertainment. 

Director Steven Spielberg’s cinematic classic starring Harrison Ford as legendary hero Indiana Jones also stars Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott and Alfred Molina. In the film, Indy (Ford) and his feisty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood (Allen) dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare down snakes in their incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant.

Available individually on 4K Ultra HD for the first time, the Raiders of the Lost Ark Steelbook is the first of four planned limited-edition releases of each “Indiana Jones” movie. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom will debut on July 12, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on Aug. 16, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Sept. 20.

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With packaging celebrating the iconic original theatrical artwork, the films are presented in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and HDR-10 and Dolby Atmos audio. Each Steelbook also includes access to a digital copy of the corresponding movie, as well as a mini-poster reproduction.

‘The Siege of Robin Hood’ Due on Digital and On Demand June 7 From Saban

The action-adventure The Siege of Robin Hood will be released in select theaters June 3, and on digital and on demand June 7 from Saban Films.

In the film, when the Sheriff of Nottingham’s soldiers brutally attack his family, a young man named Robin vows bloody revenge on the men responsible. He recruits a team of outcasts, mavericks and fugitive warriors, each has a grudge to settle with the sheriff and an extreme fighting skill to match. Together they devise a plan to exact revenge and lay to rest the ghosts of his past.

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Directed by Paul Allica (who stars as Robin Hood), the film also stars John Fallon, Peter Roordink, Keanu Gonzalez, Dave Beamish, Kahli Williams, David Macrae, Tom McCathie, Wallis Murphy-Munn, Steve Young and Sophie Hardy.