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 Paramount: 

Overlord (2018) JJ Abrams produced this hybrid horror/action film about a group of WWII paratroopers battling Nazi concocted zombies. Extras include multiple featurettes.  Nobody’s Fool (2018) Tiffany Hadish stars in this Tyler Perry comedy/drama about a woman who gradually realizes her sister’s ‘perfect’ life isn’t exactly what it appears.  Extras include deleted scenes, gag reel and featurettes.  

Warner Brothers: 

A Star Is Born (2018) The fourth version of the well-worn tale is one of the best of the bunch thanks to the chemistry of stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Extras include bonus footage, making of featurette and music videos. 

 Fox Home Entertainment: 

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The lackluster biopic of Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury, boasts a very good, Oscar-winning lead performance by Rami Malek. That alone makes it worth seeing. Extras include the complete Live Aid performance and featurettes.  

Disney Home Entertainment: 

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) The sequel to Wreck It Ralph is likely to please fans of the original as the title character trades his comfortable existence in the game world for the virtual world of the internet. Extras include deleted scenes, easter eggs and featurettes. 

 Criterion: 

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) is director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s fifteen hour German television adaptation of Alfred Doblin’s modernist novel. Extras include multiple documentaries on filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, making of doc and the full-length previous 1931 film version of the story.  

Kino Lorber: 

Kotch (1971) Actor Jack Lemmon’s sole feature directing credit is the touching tale of a dislocated senior citizen (Walter Matthau) friendship with a pregnant teen. Extras include audio commentary and promotional trailer. 

 The Rover (1967) Anthony Quinn stars in this tale of a pirate’s romance with a mentally unstable woman during wartime.  Extras include audio commentary and trailers.  

The Group (1966) Sidney Lumet directs the saga of a group of graduates from Vassar College in the 1930s/40s. No extras. 

 The Midnight Man (1974) Burt Lancaster co-directed/co-wrote this gritty crime tale regarding a college campus security man’s attempts to solve a young girl’s murder.  Filmed at Clemson University in South Carolina. Extras include audio commentary and trailer. 

 Charly (1968) Cliff Robertson scored an Oscar for his affecting portrayal of a mentally challenged man whose life is changed when a surgical procedure allows him to increase his intellect.  Extras include audio commentary and trailers. 

 Warner Archive: (Available for purchase at www.wbshop.com)

 Year of the Dragon (1985) Michael Cimino (Deer Hunter) directs this engaging crime thriller set in Chinatown. Mickey Rourke stars. Extras include director commentary and the film’s trailer. 

 Wild Rovers (1971) Ryan O Neal and William Holden are bank robbers on the run in this entertaining western from director Blake Edwards.  Extras include vintage featurette.

 Starsky and Hutch (2004) Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller star in this funny big screen adaptation of the 70s TV show.  Extras include gag reel, deleted scenes, commentary and making of mockumentary. 

 Twilight Time (Limited to 3,000 units and available for purchase at www.screenarchives.com and www.twilighttimemovies.com) 

 Bedazzled (1967) Well done cerebral comedy about a burger flipper (Dudley Moore) who sells his soul to the devil (Peter Cook) in exchange for seven wishes. Extras include isolated music/effects track original trailer and Peter Cook/Dudley Moore vintage interview.  

 The Admirable Crichton (1957) Delightful British comedy about a shipwrecked group of aristocrats who must rely on their butler to survive. Extras include isolated music track and the original trailer. 

 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter (1957) Director Frank Tashlin’s uproarious satire of advertising helped to cement Jayne Mansfield’s star status. Tony Randall also stars. Extras include isolated music track, audio commentary, trailer and movietone newsreels. 

 Talk Radio (1988) Oliver Stone directs this riveting portrait of a talk radio host (the terrific Eric Bogosian) who incites and provokes his listeners. Extras include isolated music track, making of featurette and trailer. 

 Arrow Video:

 My Name is Julia Ross (1945) Nina Foch stars in this tale of a recently unemployed woman whose new employer insists she’s his wife. Extras include commentary.  

 Scream/Shout Factory:

 Valentine (2001) Horror tale of four friends being stalked by a killer around Valentine’s Day. Extras include new director commentary, new interviews, vintage interviews and theatrical trailer. 

 Poison Ivy Collection (1992-2008) All four of the Poison Ivy films are together for the first time in this set sure to please fans.  Extras include theatrical trailers and audio commentary on the first film. 

 Backbeat (1993) Stephen Dorff stars in this interesting take on the early days of The Beatles.  Extras include deleted scenes, director/actor interview, audio commentary and featurette. 

 Maquia (2018) A girl with the gift of immortality forms a bond with a normal boy in this beautiful Japanese animated film.  Extras include featurette and trailers. 

 Lu Over the Wall (2017) A lonely teenager befriends a mermaid in this charming animated Japanese import. Extras include filmmaker commentary, director interview and trailers/TV spots. 

 The Vengeance of She (1967) This Hammer effort is a continuation of the 1965 film, She. Extras include new talent interviews, audio commentary, trailer/TV spots and still gallery. 

 The Mole People (1956) John Agar discovers a race of underground dwellers in this Universal Sci Fi effort. Extras include audio commentary, theatrical trailer and MST3K Mole People episode.  

 The Return of the Vampire (1943) Bela Lugosi’s final appearance as a vampire, although it isn’t Dracula this time around. Extras include multiple audio commentary tracks, trailer and still gallery.  

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 Photo: Rami Malek is brilliant in Bohemian Rhapsody

 

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