Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future’ Due on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 9 From Distribution Solutions

David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future will be released on Blu-ray and DVD Aug. 9 from Neon, Decal and Distribution Solutions, a division of Alliance Entertainment. 

In the sci-fi thriller, a performance artist — who turns the removal of organs into real-time theater — is forced to consider the most shocking performance of all as the government and a strange subculture take note of his act. 

Written and directed by Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence), the film marks his directorial return to the science-fiction and horror genres for the first time since the 1990s.

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The thriller, recently in 500-plus theaters, stars Viggo Mortensen (“The Lord of the Rings,” A History of Violence), Best Actress Academy Award nominated Kristen Stewart (Spencer, “The Twilight Saga”), Léa Seydoux (No Time to Die, The French Dispatch) and Scott Speedman (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Felicity”). 

 

Apple TV+ Orders Thriller Series ‘Criminal Record’

Apple TV+ has ordered the eight-episode thriller series “Criminal Record,” starring Academy Award winner Peter Capaldi and Critics Choice Award nominee Cush Jumbo as detectives in a tug of war over a historic murder conviction.

“Criminal Record” is a character-driven thriller set in the heart of contemporary London. An anonymous phone call draws two brilliant detectives into a confrontation over an old murder case — one a young woman in the early stages of her career, the other a well-connected man determined to protect his legacy. The series touches on issues of race, institutional failure, and the quest to find common ground in a polarized Britain. Capaldi (“Doctor Who,” “The Thick of It”) stars as Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty, and Jumbo (“The Good Wife,” “The Good Fight,” “The Beast Must Die”) stars as Detective Sergeant June Lenker.

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From BAFTA Award nominee Paul Rutman, the series is currently in production in London and is produced for Apple TV+ by Tod Productions and STV Studios.

Rutman (creator of “Vera” from the Anne Cleeves novels and “Indian Summers”), BAFTA Scotland Award winner Elaine Collins (“Shetland,“ ”Vera“), Capaldi and Jumbo serve as executive producers.

Thriller ‘Infinite Storm’ Due on DVD and Blu-ray June 14

The thriller Infinite Storm, starring Naomi Watts, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc June 14 from Decal, Bleecker and Distribution Solutions.

In the film, when a climber (Watts) gets caught in a blizzard, she encounters a stranded stranger and must get them both down the mountain before nightfall.

The film also stars Billy Howle, Denis O’Hare, Parker Sawyers, Eliot Sumner and Joshua Rollins.

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Horror-Thriller ‘Mid-Century’ Headed to Digital June 17, Disc July 26

The  horror-thriller Mid-Century is being released in select theaters, on demand and for digital purchase June 17, and on Blu-ray and DVD July 26 from Lionsgate.

Mid-Century follows a husband and wife on a weekend in a mid-century modern vacation rental that turns deadly when the husband discovers the owner is a psychopath with a backyard of buried secrets and designs on his wife.

Directed by Sonja O’Hara (Best Director winner for Mid-Century at this year’s L.A. Film Festival), the film stars Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Stephen Lang (“Avatar” franchise) and Shane West (“Gotham”).

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Psychodrama ‘Losing Addison’ Due on Digital June 28 From Mill Creek

Mutiny Pictures’ psychodrama Losing Addison will be released on digital June 28 from Mill Creek Entertainment, a division of Alliance Entertainment.

Adapted from the novella published in 2011 by author Marty Beaudet, the thriller follows Les McCubbin, who spent his whole life in his twin brother Addison’s shadow. When Addison severs their psychic connection, Les doesn’t just lose his brother — he begins to lose himself. 

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The Oregon Independent Film Festival 2021 Winner stars Sherilyn Fenn (“Shameless,” “Twin Peaks”), Ted Rooney (Legally Blonde, Gone), Jana Lee Hamblin (“The West Wing,” “Z Nation”) and Reine Swart (Triggered, The Hex), and is directed by Martin Bannon Beaudet.

 

Tom Cruise Action Thriller ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Headed to 4K July 5

The 2014 Tom Cruise action thriller Edge of Tomorrow will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack and digital July 5 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Co-starring Emily Blunt and directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), the film takes place as an alien race, undefeatable by any existing military unit, has launched a relentless attack on Earth, and Major William Cage (Cruise) finds himself dropped into a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage is thrown into a time loop, forced to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again and again. Training alongside Rita Vrataski (Blunt), his skills slowly evolve, and each battle moves them a step closer to defeating the enemy.  ​

The film also stars Bill Paxton (Aliens, HBO’s “Big Love”), Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Noah Taylor (Lawless), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s “Tangle”), Dragomir Mrsic (Snabba Cash II), Charlotte Riley (World Without End), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s “Robin Hood”), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block), Masayoshi Haneda (Emperor) and Tony Way (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

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Special features include “Operation Downfall — Adrenaline Cut,” “Storming the Beach,” “Weapons of the Future,” “Creatures Not of This World,” “On the Edge With Doug Liman” and deleted scenes.

‘Angel Heart’ 4K Steelbook Due July 12 Exclusively at Best Buy

Writer-director Alan Parker’s 1987 psychological horror-thriller Angel Heart will arrive July 12 for the first time ever on 4K Ultra HD plus Blu-ray plus digital SteelBook from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy.
 
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Parker (Mississippi Burning), Angel Heart stars two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro (The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull), Primetime Emmy nominee Lisa Bonet (TV’s “The Cosby Show,” High Fidelity, Enemy of the State), Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Sin City, The Expendables), and Oscar and Primetime Emmy nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Swimming Pool, Melancholia). 

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In the film, Rourke is Harry Angel, a down-and-out Brooklyn detective who is hired by the mysterious Louis Cyphre (De Niro) to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite on an odyssey that will take Angel through the desperate streets of Harlem, the smoke-filled jazz clubs of New Orleans, and the swamps of Louisiana and its seedy underworld of voodoo in this cult thriller that is at once eerily thrilling, darkly sensual, and completely unforgettable.

Special features include:

  • introduction to Angel Heart by Parker
  • audio commentary with Parker
  • Parker interview excerpt from Cineastes Des Annees
  • news features
  • personality profiles
  • additional interviews
  • behind-the-scenes footage
  • teaser trailer
  • a background in voodoo
  • behind-the-scenes gallery

‘Wild Things’ on 4K Ultra HD Among Titles Available From Arrow and MVD in May

The thriller Wild Things on 4K Ultra HD, the horror title Girls Night Out, and the martial arts actioner One-Armed Boxer are available on Blu-ray from Arrow Films and MVD Entertainment Group in May.

In the early 1980s, the slasher film reigned supreme. On May 17, Arrow will shine a light on one of these lesser-known efforts, Girls Nite Out. Originally released as The ScaremakerGirls Nite Out is an oddball slasher directed by a former documentarian and produced by a pair of Ohio attorneys. In the film, a group of college coeds participates in an all-night scavenger hunt when the fun is interrupted by a killer in a bear costume. Arrow is releasing the film in a new 2K restoration with special features including new interviews with stars Julia Montgomery, Laura Summer, Lois Robbins, Paul Christie, Lauren-Marie Taylor and John Didrichsen.

On May 24, Arrow will celebrate the life of the late Jimmy Wang Yu with the release of One-Armed Boxer. Yu directs and stars as Tien Lung, a martial arts student that loses an arm in the same attack that leaves his classmates and master dead. Fueled by revenge, Lung studies the art of one-arm boxing with plans to track down the Hook gang responsible for his unfortunate predicament. One-Armed Boxer is widely regarded as one of the most influential martial arts films of the 1970s and the film that put Jimmy Wang Yu on the map. Director Quentin Tarantino has referred to it as “one of the best martial arts films ever made,” and it paved the way for an iconic sequel in Master of the Flying Guillotine. The new release from Arrow features a 2K restoration, audio commentary with Frank Djeng from the NY Asian Film Festival, and a career retrospective interview with Wang Yu.

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Due May 24 is John McNaughton’s Wild Things on both standard Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. In the film, Matt Dillon stars as a high school guidance counselor accused of rape by two students (Denise Richards and Neve Campbell). During the highly controversial trial, a police detective (Kevin Bacon) begins to suspect the trio may be in cahoots. Arrow presents the film with 4K restorations of both the original theatrical version and the unrated edition from the original camera negatives by Sony Pictures Entertainment. Special features include two audio commentary tracks, new interviews with McNaughton and Richards, a making-of documentary, and a double-sided fold-out poster.

Thriller ‘Umma’ Headed to Digital May 10, Disc May 24

The thriller Umma will be released on digital May 10, and on Blu-ray and DVD May 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Umma, which is the Korean word for “mother,” follows Amanda (Sandra Oh) and her daughter (Fivel Stewart) living a quiet life on an American farm. When the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her.

The film is produced by Sam Raimi and is directed by Iris K. Shim. Additional stars include MeeWha Alana Lee, Tom Yi with Odeya Rush and Dermot Mulroney.

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Thriller ‘Private Property’ Available Via On Demand and Digital May 13 From Lionsgate

The neo-noir thriller Private Property will be available via on demand and digital May 13 from Lionsgate. It will also be available in select theaters.

The film stars Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars”), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Logan Miller (Escape Room: Tournament of Champions) and Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction).

In the film, stuck in a marriage to a rich Hollywood producer (Jay Pharoah, “SNL”), struggling actress Kathryn (Benson, “Pretty Little Liars”) finds herself attracted to Ben, her new gardener. Then she meets Ed, the eccentric millionaire who’s just moved in next door, and a BBQ turns into a drunken party. Kathryn awakens to discover that Ben and Ed have been hiding secrets, and that her home — and life — may now be in grave danger.

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