Cargo Film & Releasing’s arcade game documentary Insert Coin will be released on Alamo Drafthouse on Demand Nov. 25.
The film is the behind-the-scenes story of video game studio Midway Games. Led by the “Godfather of Video Games” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live-action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits such as Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam.
Through intimate and often hilarious interviews with the people who were there, the film chronicles how a small, tight-knit group of friends faced next level success and the roller coaster ride that came with it.
“It is truly my love letter to the early days of Midway and how it influenced the transition from classic coin-operated games to ushering in a new generation of console gaming,” said Insert Coin director Joshua Tsui.
ABKCO Films has announced the Nov. 20 release of Psychomagic, A Healing Art, a film from the internationally lauded Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Initially released in the United States by Alamo On Demand, the film will now be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD, including hours of bonus features, an 100-page booklet, and more.
Psychomagic, A Healing Art serves as an intimate exploration of the visionary director’s theory of trauma therapy. Jodorowsky’s unique concept of healing uses performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal “acts of confrontation” in real world applications, according to a press release. The film illuminates his vision with themes evident since the start of his career, “while contemporaneously breaking the wall between reality and performance,” the press release stated.
Bonus features include a link to an exclusive digital 100-page book featuring original art, essays, interviews and original testimonial letters. Through a unique code, fans will have access to two hours of additional digital bonus video content, including an interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky and his wife Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky, a mini-documentary about the film’s poster, journalist Philippe Rouyer’s commentary on key scenes and a psychomagic act carried out by Alejandro’s son Adan Jodorosky at the end of the shoot, titled “Poesia Sin Fin.”