David Bowie Doc ‘Moonage Daydream’ Headed to Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 15

Moonage Daydream, Neon and Decal Releasing’s documentary on global superstar David Bowie, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 15 from Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment.

Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of the late Bowie, one of the most influential artists of our time. Featuring never-before-seen footage, this cinematic odyssey explores the creative, musical and spiritual journey of Bowie. 

Written and directed by Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck, 30 for 30), the documentary on the global superstar highlights footage and performances spanning Bowie’s 54-year career, including “The Jean Genie,” “Aladdin Sane,” “Space Oddity,” “Heroes,” “Let’s Dance,” “Modern Love,” “Young Americans,” “Changes” and many more. 

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The film is the first and only documentary done on Bowie in conjunction with the Bowie Estate, giving viewers a more intimate look into the man who captivated fans across the globe.

 

Horror Film ‘He’s Watching’ Headed to DVD Sept. 13 From Decal and Distribution Solutions

The horror film He’s Watching will be released on DVD Sept. 13 from Decal and Distribution Solutions.

In the film, a brother and sister play pranks on each other when they are left alone while their parents are in the hospital suffering from a mystery illness that only seems to affect adults. The game becomes a nightmare when they discover a presence watching them that wants to play, too.

The siblings team up to discover what the presence is and how to escape it.

The film stars Gerald Davis, Iris Serena Estes and Jacob Estes.

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Heist Thriller ‘Bitcon’ Due on Digital and DVD Oct. 18 From Mill Creek

The crime thriller Bitcon will be released on digital and DVD Oct. 18 from Mill Creek Entertainment, a division of Alliance Entertainment.

The cryptocurrency heist story stars Jeremy Davies (Twister, TV’s “Lost,” Saving Private Ryan), Tom Cavanagh (TV’s “Scrubs,” “Ed,” “The Flash”), Noah Anderson (Realm of Shadows, Broken Cross), Ella Ma (Bridge and Tunnel), and Frank Whaley (Field of Dreams, Pulp Fiction), and is directed by Matt Osterman (400 Days, Hover). 

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In the film, Lew Harbour (Emmy Award winner Davies) has a good problem for a bad person. He just received the biggest score of his life and needs to hide the money ASAP. Enter reformed criminal and current Bitcoin miner Ty Adams (Anderson). Ty initially refuses his offer to launder the money, but Lew’s guarded girlfriend Jess (Ma) engineers the situation to get him on board. When the hard drive containing the keys to the $800,000 in Bitcoin goes missing, Lew and his deadly partner (Bohne) suspect Ty of double-crossing them. As the value of Bitcoin skyrockets, the pressure is on, forcing Ty to turn to a network of thieves and dirty cops (Whaley) in order to get out alive. 

Special features include three deleted scenes.

‘Kingdom of the Dinosaurs’ Due on DVD Sept. 6 From Uncork’d and Distribution Solutions

The action adventure Kingdom of the Dinosaurs is being released on DVD Sept. 6 from Uncork’d Entertainment and Distribution Solutions. 

In the film set in 2030 during World War III, a small group of survivors make it into a bunker. Two years later they have to exit to find new supplies, but they are greeted by dinosaur predators.

Directed by Scott Jeffrey, the film stars Mark Haldor, Darcie Rose, Chelsea Greenwood, Chrissie Wunna, Stephen Staley and Clint Gordon.

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Romance ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ Due on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 23 From Distribution Solutions

Decal/Bleecker’s romance Mr. Malcolm’s List will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Distribution Solutions.

Based on the novel of the same name, the film, set in 19th century England, follows a wealthy young lady named Julia who engages in courtship with Mr. Malcolm, a mysterious, wealthy suitor. But she is unaware that he has a list of qualities required of a future wife.

Mr. Malcolm’s List stars Feida Pinto, Sope Dirisu, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Ashley Park.

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Archstone’s ‘The Legend of Hawes’ Due on Digital Sept. 13 From Distribution Solutions

Archstone’s horror-in-the-Old-West title The Legend of Hawes will be released for digital purchase Sept. 13 from Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment.

In the film, a mountain homestead is attacked by a raiding party made up of ravenous marauders. The lone survivor, a beautiful young woman, hires a dangerous gunman to help her track and exact revenge on the marauders. Together they trek to a forbidding mountain only to find that the savage marauders have a deadly secret.

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Written and directed by indie horror filmmaker Rene Perez (The Insurrection, The Snow Queen, Once Upon a Time in Deadwood), The Legend of Hawes stars Emily Whitcomb (The Vampire and the Vigilante, Serious Profession), Mike Markoff (Escape to the Cove, Death Squad), Richard Tyson (Black Hawn Down, There’s Something About Mary) and Karin Brauns (The Obsidian Curse).

Alliance Entertainment Expands Credit Line by $50 Million Ahead of SPAC Merger

Home entertainment distributor Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation Aug. 4 announced the expansion of its line of credit to $225 million from $175 million. The Sunrise, Fla.-based distributor and wholesaler of music CDs, DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies, video games, electronics, arcades and collectibles, secured the asset-based loan from Bank of America with syndication partners including Fifth Third Bank and Bank of Montreal.

Alliance has been with the trio of banks since February of 2017. The line of credit is used to finance operations supporting accounts receivable and inventory purchases.

“The support of our bank group over the last five years has helped Alliance to grow rapidly,” Chairman Bruce Ogilvie said in a statement. “We truly value their partnership to help us expand organically and through acquisitions.”

On June 23, 2022, Alliance Entertainment announced that it would become publicly listed through a merger transaction with Adara Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022, at which point the combined company’s common stock is expected to trade on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol “AENT.”

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Swedish Thriller ‘Mareld’ Due on Digital Aug. 9 From Mill Creek

Mutiny Pictures’ Swedish psychological thriller Mareld will be released on digital Aug. 9 from Mill Creek Entertainment.

In the story, a film crew sets sail on a catamaran to film a horror film where the scenes are improvised in chronological order, keeping the cast in the dark about the story. But what happens behind the scenes may be the real horror.

Director Ove Valeskog mixes documentary style with narrative film, blending lush cinematography with behind-the-scenes documentary film and blurring the boundary between fiction and reality. 

Mareld stars Hanna Oldenburg (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Animalistic), Viktor Akerblom (Border, Agent Hamilton), Moa Malan (The Giant) and Matti Boustedt (The Unlikely Murder). 

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The film has won more than 50 awards (and been nominated for 34 more) at film festivals around the world, including the Around International Film Festival, New York International Film Awards and IndieFEST Film Awards. It picked up Best Feature at the Creation International Film Festival 2021.

Thriller ‘Frank and Penelope’ Headed to Digital July 12 From Mill Creek

The thriller Frank and Penelope will be released on digital July 12 from Mill Creek Entertainment and Distribution Solutions.

In this tale of love and violence, a man on his emotional last legs finds a savior seductively dancing in a run-down strip club. Suddenly, a life most certainly headed off a cliff suddenly becomes redirected — as everything is now worth dying for.

The film stars Kevin Dillon, Caylee Cowen and Billy Budinich.

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Alliance Entertainment Acquires Think 3Fold, Distributor of Toys and Collectibles

Home entertainment distributor Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation on July 7 announced the closing on the acquisition of Think 3Fold, a wholesaler of toys and collectibles.

The acquisition aims to bring additional licensed toy and collectible products and sales channels. Think 3Fold has established relationships with vendors, including McFarlane, Bandai, Little Buddy, The Loyal Subjects, Mego Toys and Figures, WETA, and Great Eastern, among others. Adding products from these vendors into the Alliance Entertainment distribution channel strategically will be a significant opportunity for the suppliers, retailers, and Alliance to increase revenue.

Think 3Fold currently has a “Stranger Things” endcap feature in Walmart stores showcasing collectibles associated with Netflix’s most-popular English-language original series.

Think 3Fold has established rack space in Walmart and will enhance the services Alliance is providing for Walmart. Alliance currently ships weekly orders of vinyl music records, CD’s, movie DVD’s and video games to more than 3,800 Walmart Stores, and the acquisition will add a shipment of collectibles to the weekly orders. The collectibles will also be managed with Alliance’s Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) proprietary software that includes all sales history and detailed traits of each Walmart store to maximize sales.

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The leadership team of Think 3Fold will be joining Alliance and bringing their extensive experience in the curation and distribution of licensed toy and collectibles.

“This is a very valuable and strategic acquisition for Alliance as it elevates us to become the leading toy and collectible distributor in the Unites States,” Jeff Walker, CEO of Alliance Entertainment, said in a statement. “We are very excited to add the All Star Think 3Fold team to Alliance as they will have a major positive impact to our future growth.”

Alison Biggers, co-founder and partner at Think 3Fold, said integration with Alliance creates “massive opportunities” to bring an “even stronger” collectible solution to retailers and consumers.

“In a short two and a half years, we are very proud of the business we started and are incredibly bullish on our future growth with the team at Alliance,” Biggers said.

On June 23, Alliance Entertainment announced that it would become publicly listed through a merger transaction with Adara Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter, at which point the combined company’s common stock is expected to trade on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol “AENT.”