The Western Desperate Riders will debut on demand Feb. 25 from Lionsgate. The film is also getting a limited theatrical release.
Directed my Michael Feifer and featuring country Western star Trace Adkins, Tom Berenger and Drew Waters, the film follows a loner hero and a pretty sharpshooter who help a boy rescue his mother, who’s been taken by an outlaw. The action begins as Kansas Red (Waters, “True Detective”) rescues young Billy from a card-game shootout. The boy asks Red for help protecting his family from the outlaw Thorn (Adkins), who’s just kidnapped Billy’s mother Carol. As Red and Billy ride off to rescue Carol, they run into beautiful, tough-as-nails Leslie, who’s managed to escape Thorn’s men. The three race to stop Thorn’s wedding to Carol.
Shout! Factory will release the Western Old Henry on Blu-ray Disc Nov. 9. The film from Shout! Studios and Hideout Pictures is currently in theaters and available digitally.
Old Henry stars Tim Blake Nelson as a widowed farmer who along with his son (Gavin Lewis) warily take in an injured man (Scott Haze) with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide who to trust. Defending against a siege of his homestead, he reveals a talent for gunslinging that surprises everyone, calling his true identity into question.
The cast also includes Trace Adkins and Stephen Dorff. The film was written and directed by Potsy Ponciroli.
The Western Apache Junction arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD Nov. 23 from Lionsgate.
The adventure stars multiple Grammy Award-nominated country music star Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer, Deepwater Horizon), Stuart Townsend (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Queen of the Damned), Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween, An American Crime), Thomas Jane (Hunter’s Moon, The Vanished), Ed Morrone (TV’s “The Fugitive Chronicles,” Hellblazer) and Danielle Gross (TV’s “Heels,” Final Kill).
In the film, Apache Junction is an outpost of lawlessness, a haven for thieves and cold-blooded killers. After big-city reporter Annabelle Angel (Taylor-Compton) arrives to write an article on the town, she becomes a target when notorious gunslinger Jericho Ford (Townsend) comes to her aid. Now Annabelle must entrust her future to a man with a deadly past, as Jericho heads toward a tense showdown.
Adventures of Dally & Spanky, about a real-life dog and pony friendship popularized on the Web, will be released on DVD and digital Sept. 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Inspired by the true animal friendship of a Jack Russell Terrier and a rescued miniature horse, the film stars Brenna D’Amico (TV’s “Descendants”), whose father is played by country music star Trace Adkins, and Reylynn Caster (TV’s “American Housewife”) as half-sisters whose animal companions form an unlikely bond.
Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap) and Denise Richards (Starship Troopers) also star.
The story follows Addy and Ella, teenaged half-sisters with little in common. When 17-year-old Addy loses her father, she retreats from her family and struggles to deal with his loss. Ella, with her dog Dally, reaches out to create a bond with Addy and Spanky, the miniature horse she’s just inherited from her father. The animals quickly become a dynamic duo thanks to Addy and Ella’s training, and their act quickly goes viral and wins their high school talent show, bringing the girls closer. When the family realizes that the cost to keep Spanky is too high and they’ll have to send him away, Addy submits their routine to a popular TV talent show.