Comedy Thriller ‘Breakup Mountain’ Due on Blu-ray Disc July 25 From BayView

BayView Entertainment will release the comedy thriller Breakup Mountain on Blu-ray Disc on July 25 through manufacture-on-demand company Allied Vaughn.

In the film, Ben and Yasmina have been dating on and off for years, but things have reached a breaking point. Ben suggests they take a trip to a cabin for a last hurrah, to finally end the relationship. Once there, a stranger shows up at their door, seeking help. When he attacks them and is killed in the process, things really begin to spin out of control.

Directed by Joe Leone, the film stars Leone, Vincent Kevin Daniels and Jade Haley.

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BayView to Release Mystery Thriller ‘Devils Lake’ on Blu-ray July 25

BayView Entertainment will release the mystery thriller Devils Lake on Blu-ray Disc July 25 through manufacture-on-demand company Allied Vaughn.

The film follows Jake Barker, who thought he left Devils Lake, but Devils Lake never left him. As soon as he returns to Devils Lake, murders begin to happen — again.

Directed by Ted Pfeifer, the film stars Pfeifer, Justin Ament and Ryan Deal.

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Drama ‘The Strange Case of Normalcy’ Due on Blu-ray July 25 From BayView

BayView Entertainment will release the drama The Strange Case of Normalcy on Blu-ray July 25 through manufacture-on-demand service Allied Vaughn.

The film follows five ethnically diverse friends who graduated from an Ivy League institution and consider themselves smart. They are aware though, of the fragile boundaries of the human mind. The story unfolds how each of them experiences serious issues of isolation, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and how they live on the edge of time. The film is a subtle examination of how each of us lives on the edge of normalcy while we construct an illusion of “the normal” by which we define ourselves.

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The film is a winner of six festival awards, including the Best Post-Modern Film award at one of India’s leading film festivals, the Mumbai International Film festival; Best Dialogue from the Jaipur International Film Festival, India; Best Feature film at the Symbiotic Festival, Ukraine; the Best Post-Modern Film award from the Druk International Film Festival, Bhutan; the Best Women’s Film award from the Gangtok Film Festival, Sikkim; and the Best Narrative feature award, World Film Carnival.

MOD Distributor Allied Vaughn Entertainment Inks Deal With Alpha Video

Manufacture-on-demand disc distributor Allied Vaughn Entertainment has inked an exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreement with Alpha Video.

Alpha has a 4000-plus title collection and specializes in the marketing of public-domain movies and TV shows on DVD, including hundreds of rare films and TV shows from Hollywood’s past.

The collection is now available through Allied Vaughn’s sales network. More than 2,700 titles have already been released with the balance launching over the coming weeks.

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MOD Service Allied Vaughn Releases First 4K Ultra HD Title, Warner’s ‘Batman v Superman’

Manufacture-on-demand service Allied Vaughn is bowing its first 4K Ultra HD title, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — Ultimate Edition, March 23.

The extended cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice includes 30 more minutes of story and action not seen in theaters. The disc set also includes the theatrical version of the film and more than two hours of bonus content.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

This new edition of the “Ultimate Cut,” which was released on Blu-ray in 2016, has been remastered by Snyder to include scenes shot for Imax screens in a 4:3 ratio rather than the cropped 16:9 for most widescreen TVs. This will better match it to Snyder’s footage for his upcoming four-hour director’s cut of 2017’s Justice League which premieres on HBO Max March 18. The remastered BvS — Ultimate Cut also arrives on HBO Max March 18.

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‘The Office’ Complete Series Available on Blu-ray Via MOD

Universal’s The Office: The Complete Series will come out from Allied Vaughn via manufacture-on-demand.

The release features 34 Blu-ray dual-layer discs at $119.98.

“The Office” is a documentary-style look at the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the 9-to-5 world. Episodes include Michael’s (Steve Carell) infamous encounter with a breakfast grill, Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) power plays, Jim’s (John Krasinksi) pranks, Andy’s (Ed Helms) struggles with anger management, and Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim’s evolving romance.

Developed for American television by Primetime Emmy Award winner Greg Daniels, The Office: The Complete Series includes every episode plus bonus commentaries, webisodes, blooper reels and more than 15 hours of deleted scenes.

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Well Go Joins Allied Vaughn MOD Service

Well Go USA Entertainment has joined manufacture-on-demand service Allied Vaughn, launching the deal with four Blu-ray releases available now in the Asian action and horror genres.

The Korean actioner Unstoppable stars Don Lee as a legendary gangster enjoying a quiet retirement. When his wife is kidnapped, he must once again become the brutal criminal he left behind.

In the Chinese actioner Line Walker 2, a car crash sparks a war between local police and an international terrorist organization. After Superintendent Yip (Francis Ng) and Inspector Ching (Nick Cheung) arrest a hacker named Yiu involved in the accident, the two police officers are suspected by Superintendent Cheng (Louis Koo) as double agents. Clues lead the three officers to the far foreign soil of Myanmar and Spain, but as the investigation continues the lines between good and evil become blurred.

The Chinese actioner Chasing the Dragon 2: Wild Wild Bunch is based on real-life crimes that terrorized Hong Kong in the 1990s. Logan (Tony Leung Ka Fai) is the head of leading a notorious human trafficking gang, abducting the children of the city’s elite. Police forces decide to send in Sky (Louis Koo), an undercover agent whose mission is to save the hostages, all while bringing the gang and their leader to justice in this action-packed thriller.

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The Chinese horror compilation Lucid Dreams presents four stories in which the director recounts four of his own dreams. The explored dreams are Tung, a down on his luck young man who decides to hold a fake wedding in order to pay his debt to a finance company; Fan, a depressed white-collar worker whose boss is trying to steal his girlfriend; Tung Tung, a writer who reunites with her long-lost mother; and Chun, a bus driver inspired by four ‘ghost ladies’ to believe in his musical talent.

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In other news from the MOD service, Allied Vaughn in its newsletter stated, “Despite the operating climate, our internet, food & drug, and catalog based resellers report brisk sales throughout the past month. General merchandise retailers along with specialty outlets have definitely been impacted by stay-at-home orders. But, overall home video sales for AV Entertainment titles remain strong.”

MOD Service Allied Vaughn Announces Plans to Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak

Disc manufacture-on-demand service Allied Vaughn March 18 announced plans to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Our focus continues to be the health and safety of our Allied Vaughn Team, families, clients as well as the communities where we work and live,” wrote president Doug Olzenak in a letter to clients. “With this in mind, we are committed to the same high quality and timely service you have always experienced with Allied Vaughn. Accordingly, we have implemented a Readiness and Response Plan for this unique situation.”

The company has moved as many positions as possible to working from home, has eliminated international travel and is limiting domestic travel to critical need, and has limited visits to its facility to critical need only.

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“In the event Allied Vaughn offices in Edina, MN, Aurora, IL (office) or Livonia, MI should be affected for a period, we have a Business Continuity Plan in place to serve our clients,” read the letter. “With an operational infrastructure designed to accommodate working virtually, most Allied Vaughn team members can work remotely, and many are doing that now. You can continue to reach them using the phone numbers and email addresses you have on file.”

For manufacturing and distribution in Aurora, the company has “developed a compartmentalized workforce, diversified distribution plan and increased manufacturing capacity,” read the letter.

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“In addition, our contingency plan includes strategies to respond to team members diagnosed with the virus, or any mandated quarantine,” Olzenak wrote. “Our goal is to ensure key functions of our business operate seamlessly so essential services continue uninterrupted. In addition, we are in contact and working with our suppliers and supply chain partners. Changes are coming daily. But, by working closely with our partners, any interruptions in the supply chain will be minimized to the degree possible.”


Allied Vaughn VP Richard Skillman to Retire

Richard Skillman, VP of manufacture-on-demand service Allied Vaughn Entertainment, has announced that he will retire.

“It is with bittersweet news that I share with you the news that I will be retiring at the end of this month,” he wrote in its latest newsletter. “I recently celebrated my 40th year with the Allied Vaughn organization and have been proud to be involved in its evolution from the early days of film processing to today’s leading technologies in entertainment distribution. I am looking forward to traveling in the coming year with my family, many know my passion for film location adventures around the world, so you may hear from me around the locations of a famous film secret agent.

“I have treasured my working relationship with all our customers and wish you all the best of success in 2020.”

Allied Vaughn creates on-demand Blu-rays and DVDs for a long list of studios in the home entertainment market.

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Screen Media, 3rd Fathom Films Join Allied Vaughn MOD Service

Screen Media Ventures and 3rd Fathom Films have joined the Allied Vaughn manufacture-on-demand service.

Screen Media Ventures, owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquires the rights to independent feature films for the United States and Canada and has a library of more than 1,500 motion pictures. The company also owns Popcornflix, an ad-based direct-to-consumer online video service with five channels and thousands of television episodes and movies. The first Screen Media titles under the deal, streeting Oct. 22, include the family film Fishtales (2007), starring Billy Zane and Kelly Brook; the horror flick Evil Feed (2014), about group of young martial artists who infiltrate an underground pit fighting ring where the loser is chopped up and served in a Chinese restaurant; the comedy FDR: American Badass (2011), in which FDR fights werewolves and saves the world, all from the comfort of his wheelchair, starring Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye and Kevin Sorbo; the comedy Freshman Orientation (2004), about a college freshman who feigns being gay to be near a beautiful co-ed; and the drama Getting High (2006), about two artists on the verge of success who are determined to find a way out of their drug-fueled abyss.

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3rd Fathom Films is an independent studio based in Atlanta. Its library includes two feature films and 25 short films. Its first release on MOD, due Oct. 18, is The Final Project (2016), about six college students making a documentary about one of the most notorious haunted houses in America.