Horror Flick ‘The Cursed’ and Thriller ‘Sundown’ Due on Disc From Decal and Distribution Solutions in May

The horror film The Cursed and the thriller Sundown are available on disc in May from Decal and Distribution Solutions. 

In Neon’s The Cursed, due on Blu-ray May 10, a once-peaceful remote country village is under attack — but by who or what, no one knows. Villagers spread rumors of a cursed land, supernatural forces, and even demonic creatures, as the disappearances and killings continue. Pathologist John McBride arrives to investigate the danger, only to discover something much deeper and more sinister. The film stars Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly and Alistair Petrie.

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In Bleecker’s Sundown, available on DVD and Blu-ray May 17, when an emergency disrupts a family vacation in Mexico, rising tensions erupt. Nothing is quite as it seems in this film starring Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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’ 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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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.

Nicolas Cage Drama ‘Pig’ Hitting PVOD Aug. 3

The Nicolas Cage starrer Pig will be available for PVOD rental and sale Aug. 3.

In the dramatic thriller from Neon Films, Cage plays a truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness. He must return to his past in Portland after his beloved foraging pig is kidnapped.

The film, directed by Michael Sarnoski, also stars Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin. Released in theaters July 16, Pig has earned $2.6 million at the box office.

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Golden-Globe Winning ‘Parasite’ Due Digitally Jan. 14, on Disc Jan. 28

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release the South Korean black comedy Parasite through digital retailers Jan. 14, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Jan. 28.

Parasite tells the story of a poor Korean family who manipulate a wealthier family into hiring them into indispensable jobs, and then must protect their newfound position from an interloper.

The film earned $23.9 million at the domestic box office and won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Film. It was directed by Bong Joon-ho, who previously directed The Host and Snowpiercer.

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The Blu-ray and DVD will include a Q&A with director Bong Joon-ho.

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MoviePass Films Invests in Sports-Themed Documentary

MoviePass Films, the theatrical ticket subscription service’s content acquisition unit, Nov. 1 announced an agreement with Art of Sport, the newly-formed, sports-centric distribution entity behind upcoming feature-length documentary, In Search of Greatness.

MoviePass Films, which is owned by MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics, has come on as an investor and strategic marketing partner ahead of the film’s early-November theatrical release.

In Search Of Greatness, directed by documentarian Gabe Polsky, best known for Red Army, which debuted in Cannes in 2014, and his work on Nat Geo’s Emmy-award-winning TV show, “Genius,” examines the importance of creativity in determining athletic ability, in addition to analyzing the roles nature and nurture play in the development of young athletes.

The film, which includes interviews with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, superstar wide receiver Jerry Rice, and soccer icon Pele, opens in 11 major U.S. markets on Nov. 2, and expands to theaters across North America by mid-month.

“We are pleased to be able to continue supporting independent creators and helping them bring their artistic visions to life on the big screen,” MoviePass Films chairman Ted Farnsworth and co-CEO Randall Emmett, said in a statement.

The investment follows a busy month of deal-making for the MoviePass Films. In September, it partnered with indie distributor Neon to co-release Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Sundance award-winner Monsters and Men (currently in theaters), and is preparing to co-release the second film in that partnership, Ali Abassi’s Cannes award-winner Border (which debuts in theaters this week).

MoviePass Films also recently wrapped production on its Bruce Willis-starrer 10 Minutes Gone and green-lit Neil Marshall’s The Reckoning, which starts production in Wales in January. The MoviePass Films team intends to produce 10-12 films annually, in addition to acquiring 8-10 films per year, starting in 2019.

MoviePass Films via MoviePass and Moviefone, will mount a marketing campaign to support the film’s success, while in theaters. In Search of Greatness will be made available to MoviePass subscribers as a “Bonus Movie,” which will not count toward their monthly in-theater movie ticket allotment. MoviePass™ subscribers will also have a chance to attend the films’ red-carpet premieres and receive other special perks throughout the duration of the partnership.