‘The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial’ Available for Digital Purchase Oct. 24

The World War II drama The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial will arrive for digital purchase on Oct. 24 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Clarke, and Jake Lacy star in the drama, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and stage play by Oscar-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist). In the film, amidst a violent storm aboard the USS Caine, Commander Queeg’s (Sutherland) erratic behavior sparks revolt. Now, those who challenged him face a high-stakes court-martial where the line between valor and duty blurs, and the fate of their careers and reputations hang in the balance.

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Season One of Thriller Series ‘Rabbit Hole’ Headed to DVD Oct. 17

CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment will release season one of “Rabbit Hole” on DVD Oct. 17.

The release features all eight episodes of the first season along with bonus content.

In “Rabbit Hole,” nothing is what it seems when John Weir (Emmy Award winner Kiefer Sutherland, “24”), a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces with the ability to influence and control populations. He finds himself in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy in a world at odds with misinformation, behavioral manipulation, the surveillance state, and the interests that control these extraordinary powers.
 
The series, which streams on Paramount+, also stars Rob Yang (“Succession”), Meta Golding (“Empire”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”). 

Special features include “Digging the Rabbit Hole,” “The Look of Rabbit Hole” and “Stunts.”

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1986 Sean Penn Thriller ‘At Close Range’ Due on Blu-ray Nov. 1 From MVD

The 1986 thriller At Close Range, starring Sean Penn and Christopher Walken, will be released on Blu-ray Disc Nov. 1 as part of the MVD Rewind Collection from MVD Entertainment Group.

In the film, a teenage farm boy looking for excitement finds himself on a collision course with his smooth-talking gang leader father in this tale based on the story of real-life killer Bruce Johnston.

Juvenile delinquent Brad Whitewood Jr. (Penn) knows about petty theft, but he wants big money — enough to blow the lid off his boring life, enough to get out of town and to find his old man (Walken). He wants to be like his dad, a big-time thief, who knows “the business.” Seductive and sinister, Brad’s father is full of toxic wisdom that makes his illicit life appear eerily sexy. But when Brad witnesses his father deliberately killing someone, he realizes he may not only be in over his head, he may also lose it for good.

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The film — which features the single “Live to Tell” by Madonna — also stars Mary Stuart Masterson, Crispin Glover, Tracey Walter, Kiefer Sutherland, David Strathairn, Stephen Geoffreys and Candy Clark.

At Close Range is written by Academy Award nominee Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune, Fallen, Bicentennial Man, Enough), who is also the son of legendary director Elia Kazan. It’s directed by James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross, Fear, After Dark, My Sweet, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed).

’80s Classic ‘The Lost Boys’ Headed to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Sept. 20

The 1987 classic The Lost Boys will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack and digital Sept. 20 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, the comedic horror film follows Michael (Patric) and Sam Emerson (Haim), who after their parent’s divorce move with their mother to their grandfather’s house in a California town nicknamed “The Murder Capital of the World.” Soon after arriving, Michael gets involved with a hell-raising motorcycle gang of vampires with a charismatic leader (Sutherland).  When Sam becomes involved with the Frog Brothers (Feldman and Jamison Newlander), who confess to being undercover Vampire hunters, he realizes it’s up to them to save Michael and the rest of the town from the vampire gang.

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The cast also includes Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Barnard Hughes, Dianne Wiest, Jamison Newlander and Alex Winter.

The 4K disc includes commentary with Schumacher. Special features on the Blu-ray Disc include his commentary, several featurettes, the trailer, the Lou Gramm “Lost in the Shadows” music video, and “The Lost Scenes.”

‘Flatliners’ on 4K, Hong Kong Action Collection Due on Blu-ray in August From Arrow and MVD

The 1990 science-fiction thriller Flatliners and the “Running Out of Time Collection” of Hong Kong action are being released on Blu-ray in August from Arrow Video and MVD Entertainment Group.

Known for his eclectic filmography and for helping to launch the careers of several young Hollywood stars of the ’80s and ’90s, Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys, St. Elmo’s Fire) tackles the question of what happens after death in Flatliners, due Aug. 2 on both 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc. The film, which stars Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt, follows five ambitious medical students who subject themselves to a daring experiment, temporarily inducing their own deaths, hoping to glimpse the afterlife before being brought back to life. As competition within the group intensifies and their visions of the world beyond increasingly bleed into their waking lives, they learn that the greatest threat comes not from the spirit world but from the long-suppressed secrets of their own pasts. Each release features a new 4K restoration from the original negative, approved by the director of photography Jan de Bont (Basic Instinct). First pressings will include an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes and Peter Tonguette.

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Next, on Aug.30, Arrow will bow the “Running Out of Time Collection” on Blu-ray. The two-disc set includes two Hong Kong action thrillers from director Johnnie To. In 1999’s Running Out of Time, Andy Lau stars as a cancer-ridden criminal who challenges a police negotiator (Lau Ching-wan) to a 72-hour battle of wits and courage. The film earned six nominations at the 19th Hong Kong Film Awards including Best Film and Best Director. For his performance as the complicated criminal, Lau took home the award for Best Actor. Two years later, Ching-wan returned to the role of Inspector Ho Sheung Sang in the 2001 sequel Running Out of Time 2. In this go-around, Ching-wan battles wits with a clever criminal (Ekin Cheng) that has plans to extort money from a wealthy businesswoman (Kelly Lin). Running Out of Time 2 earned five Golden Horse Awards nominations, including wins for Best Action Choreography and Best Film Editing. Special features include new audio commentary tracks for each film with Hong Kong film expert Frank Djeng and the 2003 documentary Hong Kong Stories.

Creepshow: Season 2

BLU-RAY REVIEW:

RLJ/Shudder;
Horror;
$34.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray;
Not rated.
Stars Kevin Dillon, Ted Raimi, Ali Larter, C. Thomas Howell, Iman Benson, Josh McDermitt, Ashley Laurence, Keith David, Ryan Kwanten, Breckin Meyer, Molly Ringwald, Eric Edelstein, Barbara Crampton, Denise Crosby, Justin Long, D’Arcy Carden, Kiefer Sutherland, Joey King, Anna Camp, Adam Pally. 

The Shudder original series “Creepshow” returns with a second season consisting of five new episodes, an animated special and a holiday special.

The anthology-style episodes offer two stories each, except for the season finale, which consists of one single story — “Night of the Living Late Show,” a tribute to classic horror films in which Justin Long plays a man who invents a VR device that allows him to insert himself into his favorite movies. The hourlong Christmas special also presents a single story.

Other highlights include “The Right Snuff,” in which an unhinged astronaut who dreams of surpassing his father’s legacy jeopardizes a meeting with alien life; and “Model Kid,” another vintage-movie tribute in which a kid uses his love of scary movie monster toys to cope with an abusive uncle.

The show’s quaint production values evoke the feeling of 1950s ‘B’-movies, with retro-style practical effects and cheesy-looking monsters.

The Blu-ray also includes several behind-the-scenes featurettes, a WonderCon@Home interview with producer Greg Nicotero and photo galleries, and comes with a nifty comic-book-style episode guide.

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Sony Releasing ‘Stand By Me’ on 4K Blu-ray Aug. 27

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the 1986 coming-of-age movie Stand By Me on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Aug. 27.

Directed by Rob Reiner and based on a Stephen King short story, the film stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell as a group of friends searching for a dead body in the woods. The cast also includes Kiefer Sutherland.

Newly scanned from the original camera negative in 4K and presented with high dynamic range, Stand By Me also includes a new Dolby Atmos immersive audio mix and both the original theatrical mono audio and the 5.1 remix.

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In addition to the archival special features on the combo pack’s standard Blu-ray disc — including a reunion commentary, director’s commentary and making-of featurette — the 4K disc includes never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes.