Hello TNM readers and welcome to the TNM Home Media News Recap for 04/09/18. We are going to be trying a new format so you, our reader, will be informed of what is going on in the world of Blu-ray and Home Media News. We’ll also at times include some indie gaming items that we love and the big guys might miss. This will also be a way to support our partners and let you stay abreast of what they have coming out. Just click on the links and it will scroll to the news you want to see.
TNM Home Media News Recap for 04/09/18
- Film Movement
- Shout! Factory
- Universal Pictures
- Universal Pictures
The Great Silence (1968) – If you read our theatrical post each week, then you know that Film Movement was already screening their new restoration in select theaters. Film Movement will celebrate the 50th anniversary of director Sergio Corbucci’s classic western The Great Silence (1968) with a new Blu-ray edition of the film which will be available for purchase on June 5th.
Synopsis: On an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski, Nosferatu the Vampyre) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant, The Conformist) stands between the innocent refugees and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren’t always clear and good doesn’t always triumph.
Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci’s (Django, Companeros) bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW 2K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
- Cox on Corbucci – filmmaker and author Alex Cox (Repo Man) surveys Sergio Corbucci’s career and how The Great Silence fits within the maestro’s oeuvre.
- Western, Italian Style – This 1968 documentary on Italian westerns includes prime behind the scenes footage of The Great Silence.
- Two never-before-seen alternate endings, including the option to play one of the alternate endings with Alex Cox commentary.
- The Great Silence original theatrical trailer.
- The Great Silence 2018 theatrical trailer.
- Italian and English language versions.
- Ending the Silence – a new essay about The Great Silence by film critic Simon Abrams.
Spinning Man (2017) – Lionsgate Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray Simon Kaijser’s action thriller Spinning Man (2017), starring Pierce Brosnan, Guy Pearce, Minnie Driver, and Odeya Rush. The release will be available for purchase on June 12.
Synopsis: Evan Birch (Guy Pearce) is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular. When a female student named Joyce goes missing, Evan’s previous off-campus dalliances make his wife (Minnie Driver) question his alibi. Gruff police Detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan) has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Joyce’s disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan faces aren’t merely academic – they’re a matter of life or death.
- Audio commentary by director Simon Kaijser
- “Inside Spinning Man” Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
The Housemaid (2016) – Shout Factory and IFC Films will bring to Blu-ray Derek Nguyen;s thriller The Housemaid (2016), starring Kate Nhung, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, Leon Bown, and Rosie Fellner. The release will be available for purchase on July 17.
Synopsis: A forbidden passion awakens vengeful spirits within a haunted mansion in this bloodcurdling, erotic tour-de-force. Vietnam, 1953: Linh (Nhung Kate), a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumbling rubber plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent (Jean-Michel Richaud). Soon, a torrid love affair develops between the two — a taboo romance that rouses the ghost of Laurent’s dead wife, who won’t rest until blood flows. Submerged in moody Gothic atmosphere, this stylish supernatural saga confronts the dark shadows of Vietnam’s colonial past while delivering heart-stopping scares.
Thoroughbreds (2017) – Universal Studios Home Entertainment has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Cory Finley’s film Thoroughbreds (2017), starring starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Kaili Vernoff, and Leah Procito. The release will be available for purchase on June 5.
Synopsis: Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another’s most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
- The Look of Thoroughbreds – Featurette
- Character Profiles
- Deleted Scenes
- English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
- Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
- French: Dolby Digital 5.1
- English DVS 2.0
- English SDH
Flower (2018) – “Zoey Deutch [gives a] magnetic performance” (Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter) in Flower arriving on DVD June 19 from Lionsgate. Featuring all-star comedy veterans Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Tim Heidecker, this coming-of-age film tells the story of an outspoken rebellious teenage girl who conspires with her new stepbrother to expose a high school teacher’s dark secret. “Entertaining from start to finish” (David Ehrlich, IndieWire), the Flower DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
A rebellious, quick-witted teenage girl (Deutch) conspires with her troubled stepbrother to expose a high school teacher’s (Scott) dark secret.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURE
- Audio Commentary with Director Max Winkler and Actress Zoe Deutch
- English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
- English SDH
ALL I WISH (2018) Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group brings you ALL I WISH. Written and directed by Susan Walter (TV’s “Caroline in the City”), the romantic comedy stars Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct, Casino), Tony Goldwyn (Ghost, The Mechanic), Famke Janssen (X-Men: The Last Stand, GoldenEye), Academy Award® Winner Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream, The Exorcist), and Gilles Marini (“Sex and the City,” “Daredevil”). ALL I WISH will be available on DVD in the United States and Canada for a SRP of $19.98 USD and $22.99 CAD respectively on May 1, 2018.
Career, friendships, hardships, relationships, hook-ups, credit card debt, being a daughter, being a grown-up … it’s all a bit much for Senna Berges (Sharon Stone) in writer-director Susan Walter’s wry romantic comedy ALL I WISH. Zipping around Los Angeles on her Vespa and living a shaggy, freewheeling existence of her own design, Senna marks her 46th birthday as she has many others: Talking to her loving-but-concerned mom Celia (Ellen Burstyn), hanging out with her pal Darla (Liza Lapira), and hoping to make a sale with boutique store owner Vanessa (Famke Janssen), who thinks Senna’s handbag fashions aren’t working. As each year brings another birthday, Senna re-evaluates her life – and reconsiders dating Adam (Tony Goldwyn), the transplanted Boston lawyer Darla once set her up with. But as consecutive birthdays come and go, Senna has her own “coming of age.” Now she just has to figure out which parts of her colorful life she should unwrap.
BONUS FEATURES ON DVD AND DIGITAL HD
- Interviews with the cast and crew
- Gag reel
- Dolby Digital 5.1
High Maintenance Season 2 – Sit back, relax and celebrate April 20th with the delivery of High Maintenance Season 2 on Digital Download. The “brilliant dramedy” (The Washington Post) returns for a new season of diverse stories about multi-faceted New Yorkers who all have one thing in common: their bike-riding, free-spirited pot dealer, The Guy.
Coming off a first season which landed on several critics’ “Top 10” lists, including The Atlantic and New York Times, High Maintenance Season 2 delves deeper into contemporary anxieties of New Yorkers who face a volatile world of political tensions and the rise of real estate. Introducing new customers and revisiting favorites, The Guy is needed more than ever. However, he might not always be on the clock.
Starring Ben Sinclair (Sisters, No Pay, Nudity), who also co-created the series with Katja Blichfeld (Emmy®-winning casting director of “30 Rock”), new guest stars include Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black), John Gallagher Jr. (HBO’s Newsroom), Jessica Hecht (The Forgotten), Luzer Twersky (Félix & Meria) and Kate Lyn Sheil (Girlfriend), with Abdullah Saeed (Bong Appétit) and Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black) returning.