Three thrillers, Possession, Haven and Even Money, are available in April on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from MVD Entertainment Group.
Possession (2008), a U.S. remake of the Korean thriller Addicted, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Grudge and The Grudge 2) along with Lee Pace (TV’s “Pushing Daisies”) and Michael Landes (Lakeview Terrace). Newlyweds Jess (Gellar) and Ryan (Landes) seem to have it all until a car accident renders both Ryan and his brother Roman (Pace) comatose. Things spin even more eerily out of control when Roman awakens and tries to convince Jess that he is her husband. Bonus features include a making-of featurette with Gellar, deleted and alternate scenes, the original theatrical trailer, and reversible artwork with an alternative cover.
Haven (2006) comes from the producers of the Academy Award Winning Crash and Dallas Buyers Club. On the idyllic shores of the Cayman Islands, Shy (Orlando Bloom, “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy”) and Andrea (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) share a secret her parents can never know — they are in love. But a night of passion leads to their discovery and a devastating act of vengeance by Andrea’s brother (Anthony Mackie, Captain America: Civil War). Meanwhile, a shady American businessman (Bill Paxton, Aliens) has fled with his daughter to the Islands to avoid federal prosecution, only to be drawn into a dangerous web of deceit. Bonus features include a making-of featurette and the original theatrical trailer. It’s the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray.
Even Money (2007) features Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker and Danny Devito in a story that follows the lives of nine individuals as their fates become increasingly entwined in a web of addiction and gambling, culminating at one critical moment where their lives will be lost or reclaimed. Struggling writer Kate (Basinger) loses her family’s savings at a casino; a washed-up magician (Devito) tries to help Carol regain her money; Clyde (Whitaker) owes so much money to his dangerous bookie (Jay Mohr) that he asks his NBA-destined nephew (Nick Cannon) to throw the game. The film also stars Kelsey Grammer, Tim Roth, Ray Liotta and Carla Gugino. It’s the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray.
Amazon Prime’s “Carnival Row” took the top spot on the TV Time “Shows on the Rise” list, while the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” retained the No. 1 spot on its “Binge Report” chart for the week ended Sept. 1.
TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the company. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.
Top rising show “Carnival Row” hit screens Aug. 30. The Victorian fantasy stars Orlando Bloom as a human detective in a dangerous affair with a fairy (Cara Delevingne) while he investigates a string of murders.
The third season of the high school drama “13 Reasons Why” (No. 1 binge, No. 4 rising show) dropped Aug. 23. The teen drama revolves around a high school boy whose friend commits suicide and leaves cassette tapes explaining her action. Season three chronicles further tragedy at Liberty High School.
Netflix’s serial killer series “Mindhunter,” season two of which hit screens Aug. 16, retained the No. 2 spot on the binge chart.
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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Sept. 1 by Share of Binges:
- “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix) — 13.99%
- “Mindhunter” (Netflix) — 2.41%
- “Friends” (NBC) — 2.28%
- “Lucifer” (Neflix) — 1.88%
- “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix) — 1.76%
- “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) — 1.41%
- “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — 1.28%
- “Stranger Things” (Netflix) — 1.26%
- “Glee” (Fox) — 1.24%
- “Money Heist” (Netflix) — 1.23%
Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Sept. 1 by Rise Ratio:
- “Carnival Row” (Amazon Prime Video) — 99.9%
- “Workin’ Moms” (CBC [CA]) — 64.3%
- “Peaky Blinders” (BBC One) — 59.8%
- “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix) — 45.2%
- “Young Justice” (DC Universe) — 43.7%
- “Love Alarm” (Netflix) — 38%
- “The Good Place” (NBC) — 18.2%
- “Locked Up” (Fox Espana) — 17%
- “Breaking Bad” (AMC) — 13%
- “Queen of the South” (USA) — 8.3%
Amazon Prime’s “Carnival Row” is the most anticipated new show and Netflix’s “Mindhunter” is the most anticipated returning show coming in August, according to TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” chart.
TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.
“Carnival Row,” a fantasy series about mythical creatures starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, debuts Aug. 30. “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” a series prequel to the Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal, also debuting Aug. 30, is the No. 2 anticipated new series.
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Among returning shows, the second installment of “Mindhunter,” Netflix’s crime thriller series, debuts Aug. 16. TV Time users also anticipate three other Netflix returning series at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively: “Cable Girls,” hitting Aug. 9; “Dear White People,” debuting Aug. 2; and “GLOW,” coming Aug. 9. Starz’s drug kingpin drama “Power,” the sixth and final season of which hits Aug. 25, took the No. 5 spot among returning series.
Most Anticipated New Shows for August:
- “Carnival Row” (Amazon Prime) — Aug. 30
- “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Netflix) — Aug. 30
- “Infinity Train” (Cartoon Network) — Aug. 5
- “Why Women Kill” (CBS) — Aug. 15
- “BH90210” (Fox) — Aug. 7
Most Anticipated Returning Shows for August:
- “Mindhunter” (Netflix) — Aug. 16
- “Cable Girls” (Netflix) — Aug. 9
- “Dear White People” (Netflix) — Aug. 2
- “GLOW” (Netflix) — Aug. 9
- “Power” (Starz) — Aug. 25