Universal Bringing ‘Beckman’ Home Sept. 22

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release Pure Flix’s revenge thriller Beckman on DVD and digitally Sept. 22.

The film focuses on a gun for hire named Aaron Beckman (David A.R. White) who decides to give up his life of crime when his soul cries out for healing, peace, forgiveness and grace. In desperation, he appeals to the church and is welcomed by an ailing pastor (Jeff Fahey) like a long-lost son. However, his journey toward salvation is cut short when his adopted daughter is kidnapped by a deranged cult leader named Reese (William Baldwin). Blinded by rage, Beckman sets off on a dangerous rescue mission and is forced to revert back to his old violent ways.

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Extras include commentary with writer-director Gabriel Sabloff and executive producer/star David A.R. White; the featurette “The Making of Beckman: Faith and Hope Amidst the Storm”; and bloopers.

Faith and Family SVOD Service Pure Flix to Bow Sitcom Starring Donna Mills

Faith and family subscription service Pure Flix (pureflix.com) Oct. 24 will debut a new sitcom “Mood Swings,” starring Donna Mills and Crystal Hunt.

New episodes will be released every Thursday for eight weeks on the $10.99-per-month service (following a free trial).

In the comedy, created by Hunt (“One Life To Live,” “The Guiding Light”), four generations of women are thrown together by circumstance to live under one roof and survive in Los Angeles. Newly divorced from her mega-successful, controlling and philandering husband, Farrah (Hunt) is awarded the couple’s Malibu mansion along with an enormous mortgage and minimal financial support to take care of herself and 8-year-old son Ryder. Recognizing she needs an income, she decides to rent out rooms in her house in order to pay the bills.

In addition to Mills and Hunt, the series stars Robin Riker (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “General Hospital”), Sophia Gasca (“Ballers”), Christina DeRosa (Bad Moms), Scott Bailey (“The Bay,” “Ray Donovan”) and Jason Earles (“Hannah Montana”) and Dyan Cannon.

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The series is written by sitcom veteran Bob Colleary (“Golden Girls,” “The Facts of Life,” “Touched by an Angel”), Danielle Bisutti and Hunt, and directed by Sean Lambert (“The Larry Sanders Show,” “Kickin’ It,” “Grounded for Life”). Hunt is the executive producer.

“We felt there was a need for a great female ensemble comedy,” said Hunt in a statement. “Right now, you can only watch reruns of shows like ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Designing Women’ to enjoy a female-driven show. Our thinking was to embrace the legacy of these programs while adding a modern twist.”

Scottsdale Ariz.-based Pure Flix features faith, family-friendly and wholesome entertainment in the United States and Canada, according to the company, with a vision “to positively influence the global culture for Christ through media.”