Ukrainian War Movie ‘Sniper: The White Raven’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 13 From Well Go

The Ukrainian war movie Sniper: The White Raven debuts on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

It is available now on digital.

In the film based on a true story, after suffering a senseless tragedy at the hand of invading soldiers in the Donbas region in 2014, a former Ukrainian physics teacher renounces his peaceful way of life and seeks revenge. Upon joining the military and earning a coveted spot as a sniper, he sets his sights on an elite Russian sniper whose elimination could change the tide of the conflict.

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The action drama from first-time feature film director Marian Bushan stars Pavlo Aldoshyn, Maryna Koshkina, Andriy Mostrenko, Roman Semysal, Oleg Drach, Roman Yasinovskyi and Oleg Shulga.


1999 Crime Drama ‘The Limey’ Headed to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack Steelbook Oct. 11

The 1999 crime-drama The Limey arrives on 4K Ultra HD plus Blu-ray plus digital Steelbook combo pack Oct. 11 from Lionsgate.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film stars Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren and Peter Fonda.

The Limey follows British ex-con Wilson (Stamp), who arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the mystery of his daughter’s “accidental” death. His prime suspect, the wealthy, heavily guarded music promoter Terry Valentine (Fonda), is no easy target. Propelled into an increasingly brutal search for truth, Wilson, with single-mindedness and terrifying precision, moves unstoppably toward revenge.

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Special features include audio commentary with Soderbergh and writer Lem Dobbs; audio commentary with Soderbergh, Dobbs, Fonda, Stamp, actor Barry Newman and Warren; and the isolated score.

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 on digital 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 InsurrectionThe Snow QueenOnce Upon a Time in Deadwood), The Legend of Hawes stars Emily Whitcomb (The Vampire and the VigilanteSerious Profession), Mike Markoff (Escape to the CoveDeath Squad), Richard Tyson (Black Hawn DownThere’s Something About Mary) and Karin Brauns (The Obsidian Curse).

‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’ Due on Digital Aug. 16, Disc Oct. 18

The animated family film Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank will be available for digital purchase or rent Aug. 16, and on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 18 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon.  

In the film, hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (voice of Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s (voice of Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, the underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. Other voice talent includes Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou and Michelle Yeoh.

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Special features on digital and Blu-ray includes an introduction to the cast of characters, a character drawing tutorial with director Rob Minkoff, and a peek behind-the-scenes with voice cast members Cera, Jackson, Gervais, Brooks and more.

The DVD includes the feature film in standard-definition and the “In the Drawing Room With Director Rob Minkoff” featurette.

‘The Phantom of the Open’ Due on Digital Aug. 16, Disc Aug. 30

The dramatic comedy The Phantom of the Open will be released on digital Aug. 16, and on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film tells the true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist. The humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness managed to gain entry to the British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976, despite never playing a round of golf before. He shot the worst round in Open history and drew the ire of the golfing elite, but became a folk hero in the process and, more importantly, showed his family the importance of pursuing your dreams.

Special features include the “Finding Flitcroft” featurette.

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Family Adventure ‘Guardians of Time’ Headed to On Demand, Digital and DVD Oct. 11

The family adventure Guardians of Time will be released via on demand, digital and DVD Oct. 11 from Lionsgate.

In the film, when Sybil, her kid sister Alex, and two cousins discover a magical book in the family manor, it opens a hidden door into the forest of Keoherus. As the powerful Warriors Four, the girls must now locate secret temples and solve intricate puzzles to gather crystals that will allow them to control time. When Alex is captured by an evil force, they must rescue her and find a way home — or stay trapped in Keoherus forever.

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Action Thriller ‘Into the Deep’ Available Via On Demand and Digital Aug. 26

The action-thriller Into the Deep will be available in select theaters, via on demand and for digital purchase Aug. 26 from Lionsgate.

From first time director Kate Cox, the film stars Matthew Daddario (“Shadowhunters”), Ella-Rae Smith and Jessica Alexander.

A young woman desperate for an escape, meets a mysterious and attractive stranger who promises a romantic trip. What follows is deceit, mistrust, and violence. Jess (Ella-Rae Smith) is swept off her feet by Ben (Matthew Daddario), who takes her to his boat docked nearby. Dangerously adrift miles from shore, their romance is interrupted when Lexie (Jessica Alexander) shows up, and soon the three get wasted and play sexy games. When the party takes a sudden turn for the worse, it’s clear that either Ben or Lexie is a dangerous liar.

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Horror Thriller ‘Margaux’ Due on Digital Sept. 9

The horror thriller Margaux will be released on digital Sept. 9 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

In the film ,as a group of seniors celebrate their final college days at a smart house, the house’s highly advanced AI system Margaux begins to take on a deadly presence of her own. A carefree weekend of partying turns into a dystopian nightmare as they realize Margaux’s plans to eliminate her tenants one way or another. Time begins to run out as the group desperately tries to survive and outsmart the smart home.

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The film stars Madison Pettis, Vanessa Morgan, Richard Harmon, Lochlyn Munro, Jedidiah Goodacre, Phoebe Miu, Jordan Buhat, Brittany Mitchell and Louis Lay.


Animated ‘Rumble’ Headed to Digital Aug. 30, Disc Oct. 18

The animated family comedy Rumble arrives for purchase on digital Aug. 30, and on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 18 from Paramount Home Entertainment. 

Based on the popular graphic novel Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell, the film is set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and superstar athletes are larger than life. Teenage Winnie (voice of Geraldine Viswanathan) teams up with a loveable underdog monster (voice of Will Arnett) in hopes of training him to be a champion. The duo learns the value paving your own unique path to success.

Rumble also features the voice talents of Terry Crews, NBA All-Star Charles Barkley, and WWE professional wrestlers Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoai and Becky Lynch. 

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Special features on digital and Blu-ray include “The Super-Secret Playbook,” in which Winnie (Viswanathan) narrates an exploration of her dad’s championship-winning plays for Rayburn, Sr., with pages that turn and reveal moves with fully animated wrestlers that leap off the pages; “The Mon-Stars of Wrestling,” featuring the hulking behemoths inside the six-sided Monster Wrestling ring; “Salsa with Rayburn, Jr.,” a tutorial in which Rayburn invites viewers to learn some of his signature moves step-by-step; “Massive Monsters, Wrestling Moves, and Dazzling Dances,” in which director Hamish Grieve offers a behind-the-scenes look at creating the monsters, their textures and their signature arsenal of moves; “Four Rounds in the Animation Ring”; and deleted scenes.

Doc ‘Explorer’ Headed to Digital and On Demand Aug. 30

The documentary Explorer, a portrait of Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be available via digital and on demand Aug. 30 from Universal Pictures Content Group.

The documentary peels back the layers of the explorer’s life to go beyond his record-breaking achievements and reveal the man behind the myth. Fiennes is credited with the sensational title of being the World’s Greatest Living Explorer. Amongst his extraordinary achievements, he was the first to circumnavigate the world from pole to pole, crossed the Antarctic on foot, broke countless world records and discovered a lost city in Arabia. He has traveled to the most dangerous places on the planet, lost half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and was nearly cast as James Bond (He also happens to be a cousin to Ralph and Joseph.).  

The film also features appearances from HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, and fellow explorer Bear Grylls, as well as exclusive access to Fiennes, his film archive, preserved and cared for by the BFI National Archive, covering decades of expeditions and contributions from life-long friends and colleagues.

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“In Explorer, I wanted to create a compelling portrait of the real man behind the myth, and between the cracks of the ordinary and the extraordinary, I hope audiences see for themselves an intimate side to his personality and the motivations that drive him,” said director Matt Dyas in a statement.

Explorer is a Good Productions film in association with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Universal Pictures Content Group.