Venezuelan Thriller ‘Jezabel’ Due on VOD and Digital Nov. 7 From Film Movement

The Venezuelan psychological thriller Jezabel will be released on VOD and digital Nov. 7 from Film Movement’s Omnibus Entertainment label.

In the film set in Venezuela, where political and social chaos reigns, four best friends, Lolo, Cacá, Eli and Alain, live a carefree lifestyle as wealthy young adults in Caracas. Their hedonistic relationship, full of drugs, group sex and dangerous games, comes to an abrupt end when one day Eli is brutally murdered. Still haunted by her death 16 years later, Alain is shocked to discover that Eli’s alleged killer is not who everyone believes it to be. With the help of a journalist, Alain must confront the ghosts of his past in this erotically charged psychological thriller.

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Festival wins include at Barcelona-Sant Jordi International Film Festival Best Actor (Gabriel Agüero) and at Festival del Cine Venezolano Best Movie, Best Actor (Gabriel Agüero), Best Supporting Actress (Johanna Juliethe, Shakti Maal, Eliane Chipia), Best Editing (Clementina Mantellini), Critics and Press Award (Hernán Jabes) and Amy Courvoisier Special Press Award.

Dutch Thriller ‘AmnesiA’ Available on DVD and Blu-ray From MVD and Cult Epics

The Dutch psychological mystery thriller AmnesiA (2001) is available now on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from MVD Entertainment Group and Cult Epics.

Directed by Martin Koolhoven (Winter in Wartime, Brimstone), the film follows a photographer (Fedja van Huêt) who returns home to find his family’s dark secrets uncovered.

The debut feature film of actress Carice van Houten (Black Book, “Game of Thrones”), AmnesiA won Fedja van Huêt (Character, Speak No Evil) the Golden Calf Award for Best Actor for his dual role.  

Cult Epics presents the film in a two-disc Blu-ray limited edition set which includes a bonus disc with Martin Koolhoven’s debut TV movies: the award-winning Suzy Q (1999), featuring the first TV movie appearances by Carice van Houten and Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones,” The Age of Adaline), and Dark Light (1997), with Viviane de Muynck and Marc van Uchelen (The Assault).

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Other extras on both the Blu-ray set and DVD of the release — which features a 4K HD transfer from the original camera negative and restoration — include an introduction by Martin Koolhoven; audio commentary by Martin Koolhoven and Fedja van Huet, moderated by Peter Verstraten; a conversation with Martin Koolhoven and Carice van Houten (2022); “The Making of AmnesiA” (2001); a behind-the-scenes featurette with Carice van Houten (2001); and the theatrical trailer.

Thriller ‘Alice, Darling’ Headed to Blu-ray and DVD March 14

The dramatic thriller Alice, Darling arrives March 14 on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD from Lionsgate.
 
Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Best Supporting Actress, Up in the Air, 2009) is Alice in this psychological thriller about a woman pushed to the breaking point by her psychologically abusive boyfriend Simon. While on vacation with two close girlfriends, Alice rediscovers the essence of herself and gains some much-needed perspective. Slowly, she starts to fray the cords of codependency that bind her. But Simon’s vengeance is as inevitable as it is shattering — and, once unleashed, it tests Alice’s strength, her courage, and the bonds of her deep-rooted friendships.

From first-time director Mary Nighy, the film also stars Kaniehtiio Horn, Wunmi Mosaku and Charlie Carrick.

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Guy Pearce Thriller ‘The Infernal Machine’ Due on Digital and in Theaters Sept. 23

The psychological thriller The Infernal Machine will be released in theaters and on digital Sept. 23 from Paramount Pictures.

Based on “The Hilly Earth Society” written by Louis Kornfeld and produced by Jonathan Mitchel for The Truth Podcast, the film follows Bruce Cogburn (Guy Pearce), a reclusive and controversial author of the famed book The Infernal Machine, who is drawn out of hiding when he begins to receive endless letters from an obsessive fan. What ensues is a dangerous labyrinth as Bruce searches for the person behind the cryptic messages, forcing him to confront his past and ultimately reveal the truth behind The Infernal Machine.

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Swedish Thriller ‘Mareld’ Due on Digital Aug. 9 From Mill Creek

Mutiny Pictures’ Swedish psychological thriller Mareld will be released on digital Aug. 9 from Mill Creek Entertainment.

In the story, a film crew sets sail on a catamaran to film a horror film where the scenes are improvised in chronological order, keeping the cast in the dark about the story. But what happens behind the scenes may be the real horror.

Director Ove Valeskog mixes documentary style with narrative film, blending lush cinematography with behind-the-scenes documentary film and blurring the boundary between fiction and reality. 

Mareld stars Hanna Oldenburg (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Animalistic), Viktor Akerblom (Border, Agent Hamilton), Moa Malan (The Giant) and Matti Boustedt (The Unlikely Murder). 

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The film has won more than 50 awards (and been nominated for 34 more) at film festivals around the world, including the Around International Film Festival, New York International Film Awards and IndieFEST Film Awards. It picked up Best Feature at the Creation International Film Festival 2021.

Apple TV+ to Bow Thriller Series ‘Constellation’

Apple TV+ has greenlighted “Constellation,” a new conspiracy-based psychological thriller drama series.

The series stars Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, You Won’t Be Alone) and Emmy Award nominee Jonathan Banks (Mudbound, “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”).

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“Constellation” will star Rapace as Jo, a woman who returns to Earth after a disaster in space — only to discover that key pieces of her life seem to be missing. The action space adventure is an exploration of the dark edges of human psychology, one woman’s desperate quest to expose the truth about the hidden history of space travel and recover all that she has lost.

Mystery Thriller ‘Here Before’ Due on Digital Feb. 15 From Saban Films and Well Go

The Saban Films mystery thriller Here Before will be released on digital in the United States Feb. 15 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

In the film, when a young girl and her family move next door, a grieving mother is convinced the child may be the reincarnation of her own deceased daughter, killed years earlier in an auto accident. As the mother’s obsession deepens, and the child claims to have been “here before,” a sinister secret surfaces that threatens to destroy both families.

Here Before stars Andrea Riseborough (“Black Mirror,” “Possessor”), Jonjo O’Neill (“The Queen’s Gambit”) and Niamh Dornan.

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‘Escape Room: Tournament of Champions’ Due on Digital Sept. 21, Disc Oct. 5

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions will come out on digital Sept. 21, and on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In the sequel to the 2019 psychological thriller Escape Room, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive and discovering they’ve all played the game before.

The never-before-seen extended cut, available on Blu-ray and digital, reveals the masterminds behind Minos and features more deadly escape rooms with more than 25 minutes of new footage.

Special features include “Go Inside the Minos Escape Rooms,” “Meet the Players” and director Adam Robitel on raising the stakes.

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Warner’s ‘The Little Things’ Due on PVOD March 19, Digital April 20, Disc May 4

The crime drama The Little Things is coming to premium VOD rental March 19 at $19.99, digital sale April 20, and Blu-ray and DVD May 4.

The film debuted in theaters and on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max SVOD service Jan. 29.

The psychological thriller stars Academy Award winners Denzel Washington (Training Day, Glory), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club). It follows Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington), who is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt is L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

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The film was written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, The Founder) based on his own original screenplay.

Hilary Swank Thriller ‘Fatale’ Arrives on Disc and Digital March 2 From Lionsgate

The psychological thriller Fatale will arrive on Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital), DVD and digital March 2 from Lionsgate.

The film is currently available on premium VOD and in select theaters.

Fatale stars Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (2004, Best Actress, Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry, Logan Lucky, TV’s ”BoJack Horseman”), Michael Ealy (Barbershop, The Intruder, TV’s “Stumptown”), Mike Colter (Black and Blue, TV’s “Luke Cage,” “Jessica Jones,” “The Defenders”), Danny Pino (TV’s “Cold Case,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Scandal”), Tyrin Turner (Menace II Society, Meet the Blacks, TV’s “Black-ish”) and Damaris Lewis (BlacKkKlansman, TV’s “Pose,” “Titans”).

In the thriller, after a wild one-night stand, successful sports agent Derrick (Ealy) watches his perfect life unwind when he discovers the mysterious woman he risked everything for is a police detective (Swank) who has entangled him in her latest investigation. Derrick desperately tries to put the pieces together, plunging him into a dangerously unpredictable game of cat and mouse that risks his family, his career and even his life.

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Special features include an audio commentary with the filmmakers, featurettes and an alternate ending.