Crime Thriller ‘Ted K’ Due on Blu-ray and DVD May 24 From Distribution Solutions

The crime thriller biopic Ted K will be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD May 24 from Distribution Solutions, Super and Decal.

A journey into the tortured mind of America’s most notorious and enigmatic terrorist, the film follows the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, who becomes radicalized with rage as the outside world encroaches on his mountain sanctuary deep in the Rocky Mountains. What begins with small acts of sabotage culminates in deadly bomb attacks, national media attention, and the largest manhunt in American history. 

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The film stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), Drew Powell (Ray Donovan, “Gotham,” “The Mentalist”) and Wayne Pyle (“The Blacklist,” “Succession,” What We Found).

 

Oscar-Nominated Animated Documentary ‘Flee’ Due on Blu-ray March 1 From Distribution Solutions and Decal

The Oscar-nominated animated documentary Flee will be released on Blu-ray March 1 from Neon’s Decal label and Distribution Solutions.

The film has been nominated for three Academy Awards, Best Documentary, Best Animated Feature Film and Best International Feature Film (Denmark).

Recounted through animation, the documentary tells the story of Amin Nawabi’s extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan to Denmark.

The film is directed by Jonas Poher Rassmussen and features the voices of Daniel Karimyar, Daniel Karimyar and Daniel Karimyar.

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‘The Year of the Everlasting Storm’ and ‘Ailey’ Available on DVD From Distribution Solutions

The anthology film The Year of the Everlasting Storm and the documentary Ailey are available on DVD from Neon’s Decal label and Distribution Solutions.

The Year of the Everlasting Storm, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, features seven stories from seven auteurs from around the world shot in the United States, Iran, Chile, China and Thailand, chronicling the unprecedented moment in time during the pandemic. Segment directors include Anthony Chen, David Lowery, Jafar Panahi, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, Malik Vitthal and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
 

Ailey (2021) chronicles the story of Alvin Ailey, a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. The documentary traces the full contours of the brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience.

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Decal’s Thriller ‘Titane’ and Western ‘The Last Son’ Due on DVD Jan. 18 From Distribution Solutions

The thriller Titane and the Western The Last Son are being released on DVD Jan. 18 from Decal and Distribution Solutions.

In Titane, with a titanium plate surgically fused to her skull following a car crash as a child, car model Alexia embarks on a wild and ultimately unpredictable journey that questions our assumptions about family, identity, and love.

In The Last Son, a murderous outlaw learns he is cursed by a terrible prophecy: that he will be killed by one of his children. The film stars Sam Worthington, Machine Gun Kelly and Thomas Jane.

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Spencer

BLU-RAY-REVIEW:

Street Date 1/11/22;
Decal;
Drama;
Box Office $7.09 million;
$22.99 DVD, $25.99 Blu-ray;
Rated ’R’ for some language.
Stars Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins.

Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Spencer chronicles a series of events in 1991 that led Princess Diana to seek a separation from the royal family.

Part historical drama and part psychological horror film, it finds Diana (Kristen Stewart) attending a hellish Christmas at the Queen’s spacious Sandringham Estate. Strained by the confines of her royal image, and isolated by her husband Prince Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, Diana yearns for a normal life with her two sons, though she knows that is impossible.

She finds a biography of Anne Boleyn and begins to see her as a kindred spirit, hallucinating images of the former queen who was executed by Henry VIII. Diana herself worries if the royals would have her killed if she stepped out of line. Her desire to escape leads to attempts to visit her childhood home nearby, where she can reclaim her family name, Spencer.

While the close proximity of the productions will no doubt lead the film to be likened to “The Crown,” which just depicted its own season of Charles and Diana’s troubled marriage, Spencer is much more a fictionalized interpretation of the situation, rather than the dramatization of actual events preferred by the show.

Spencer mostly serves as an acting showcase for Stewart, who shines as Diana.

The Blu-ray includes a decent eight-minute behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Lockdown Comedy ‘Together’ Due on DVD Jan. 4 From Distribution Solutions

The lockdown comic drama Together will be released on DVD Jan. 4 from Distribution Solutions and Bleecker Street’s Decal.

The film, starring James McAvoy, Sharon Horgan and Samuel Logan, follows a husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of the COVID-19 lockdown. She is a coordinator for all of Europe at a refugee charity. He is a self-employed, self-made man who runs a boutique computing consultancy. 

Together is directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin.

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‘Spencer’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 11 From Distribution Solutions

Spencer, starring Kristin Stewart, is being released on DVD and Blu-ray Jan. 11 from Distribution Solutions, Neon and Decal.

In the film based on the life of Princess Diana, the marriage of Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. The film is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

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In addition to Stewart (“The Twilight Saga,” Charlie’s Angels, Snow White and the Huntsman), the drama also stars Timothy Spall (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Jack Farthing (“Poldark”) and Sean Harris (Mission Impossible, The Green Knight). Spencer is directed by Pablo Larrain (Jackie).

The discs include a making-of featurette.

Cannes Award Winner ‘Titane’ Traveling to Blu-ray Jan. 18 From Distribution Solutions

The Cannes Film Festival award winner Titane will debut on Blu-ray Jan. 18 from Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment, along with Neon and Decal.

From director Julia Ducournau (Raw), the erotic French thriller follows car model Alexia, who has a titanium plate surgically fused to her skull following a car crash as a child. She embarks on a wild and ultimately unpredictable journey that questions assumptions about family, identity and love.

The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and stars Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man, My Cousin, Another World), Agathe Rousselle (Loving, 5 Vagues de L’avenir) and Garance Marillier (Raw, Warning, Ad Vitam).

Bonus features include the New York Film Festival Q&A with Julia Ducournau, Vincent Lindon and Agathe Rousselle.

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Pig

BLU-RAY REVIEW:

Decal;
Drama;
Box Office $3.19 million;
$17.99 DVD, $19.99 Blu-ray;
Rated ‘R’ for language and some violence.

Stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin.

A smoldering Nicolas Cage performance highlights this mesmerizing tale of a man’s quest to recover his beloved pet pig, which he uses to make a living digging up and selling truffles.

Cage plays a former gourmet chef who has turned to a life of seclusion in the woods of Oregon. He makes a living using his pig to sniff out truffles, which he sells to Amir (Alex Wolff). However, one day he is attacked and the pig is stolen, leaving him desperate to find her.

With Amir’s help, he returns to Portland to reconnect with the network of contacts he thought he left behind, seeking clues to the whereabouts of his beloved pig.

Cage’s quiet, seething intensity in the role and the way the plot uses a pet to drive the main character’s motivation would at first blush seem to set the movie up to be a sort of “John Wick with a pig” type of movie. But that’s not what it ends up being. The film is more of a dramatic meditation on the nature of loss, the pitfalls of the culinary world, and finding purpose in even the simplest aspects of life.

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The Blu-ray offers a few interesting bonus materials, including two cooking segments with Cage that run about 20 minutes each. Seeing Cage’s fascination with the culinary techniques is almost worth picking up the Blu-ray on its own.

There are also three superfluous deleted scenes that run seven minutes in total.

Nicolas Cage Film ‘Pig’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 2

The Nicolas Cage starrer Pig will come out on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 2 from Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment.

In the film from Decal and Neon, Cage (National Treasure, Mandy, Gone in 60 Seconds) stars as a truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness who must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

This thriller also stars Alex Wolff (Jumanji: The Next Level, Patriots Day, Hereditary), Adam Arkin (“Northern Exposure,” “Chicago Hope,” Halloween H20: 20 Years Later), and is directed by Michael Sarnoski.

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Bonus content on DVD and Blu-ray include “Nicolas Cage Cooks,” which follows the actor as he learns to cook two dishes from renowned chefs in preparation for the film, as well as deleted scenes.