Entertainment One is releasing Decoding Annie Parker this October, a film based on true events that chronicles the tribulations of a breast cancer survivor and a geneticist, trying to beat the disease.
Waged on both scientific and emotional fronts, “Decoding Annie Parker” is the hopeful and touching story of two remarkable women and their 15-year battle against the cruel and insidious illness, breast cancer. Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) has a personal relationship with the disease. Her mother and her sister died of it and, ultimately, she is diagnosed with it too. Naturally affable with an offbeat sense of humor—even in the face of her own mortality—she struggles to hold her family and life together, as her body betrays her.
Meanwhile, geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is convinced there is a link between DNA and cancer—even if no one in her profession shares her belief. Against the advice of nearly all of her colleagues, she persists in her research and it's her dogged pursuit for funding that leads to the groundbreaking study that draws the two women together. Joined not just by the disease, Parker and King discover their shared determination and unconventional approaches to their research and lives. With grace and humor, “Decoding Annie Parker” chronicles how these remarkable women work to make one of the most important genetic discoveries in recent history.
“Decoding Annie Parker” will be available on September 30 for $29.98 on Blu-Ray Disc and $24.98 on DVD.
In their line of Scream Factory titles, Shout! Factory will release Clive Barker’s Nightbreed on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc this October, finally unleashing the highly sought-after Director’s Cut of the film.
Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he'll hide by crossing the threshold that separates “us” from “them” and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who's really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you've seen.
Featuring a newly designed cover artwork, the release will be available as a Limited Edition Blu-Ray version, as well as a Special Edition Blu-Ray and DVD version.
Only 5,000 of the numbered Limited Edition sets will be available, containing the Unrated Director’s Cut, and the 1990 R-Rated Theatrical Version of the film on Blu-ray. It will also include an Exclusive Bonus Disc available only in this Limited Edition, packed with extras. It will also come with a Collector’s Book with an essay and rare photos.
The Special Edition of the release will feature the Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on a Blu-Ray Disc, accompanied by yet-to-be-announced bonus features, as well as the Unrated Director’s Cut of the film on DVD.
“Nightbreed: Director’s Cut” will be available on October 28 for $79.95 as a Limited Edition set and for $29.93 as the Blu-Ray/DVD combo.
This morning, Anchor Bay Entertainment announced details about the upcoming release of the post-apocalyptic thriller by Korean director Bong Joon Ho.
After a failed global-warming experiment, a post-apocalyptic Ice Age has killed off nearly all life on the planet. All that remains of humanity are the lucky few survivors that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system has evolved aboard the train, fiercely dividing its population—but a revolution is brewing. The lower-class passengers in the tail section stage an uprising, moving car-by-car up toward the front of the train, where the train's creator and absolute authority resides in splendor. But unexpected circumstances lie in wait for humanity’s tenacious survivors...
The surprise summer hit, featuring an all-star cast lead by Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Ed Harris, will make its way to Blu-Ray Disc and DVD this fall.
The release will feature a Critics’ Commentary Track hosted by Scott Weinberg, as well as an additional disc jam-packed with special features, comprised of The Birth of Snowpiercer, The Characters, Animated Prologue, Concept Art Galleries, Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton on Snowpiercer, The Train Brought to Life, which gives you a look behind the scenes of a special screening, and Transperceneige, discussing the transformation from blank page to the black screen.
The sci-fi epic “Snowpiercer” will be in stores on October 21 for $29.99 on Blu-Ray Disc and $24.98 on DVD.
Transformers: Age of Extinction blasts to Blu-Ray and DVD in September
Paramount Home Entertainment has scheduled Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction for release on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in September.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” begins after an epic battle left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history…while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs.
With help from a new cast of humans (led by Mark Wahlberg), Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.
The film will be releases as a Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, a Blu-Ray Combo Pack and as a single-disc barebones DVD version.
On Blu-Ray you will find a slew of bonus materials, including Bay On Action, an in-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film’s mind-blowing action sequences.
The Multi-Part documentary ”Evolution Within Extinction” is also included, consisting of the following parts. Generation 2—A look at where the fourth film picks up as we meet new faces—both man and machine—and a Transformers world after the Battle of Chicago. Drive Like Hell—Two entirely re-envisioned models of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee appear in the film, along with an intimidating new nemesis, Lockdown, as a Lamborghini Aventador plus other incredibly cool cars including a sophisticated Bugatti Veyron and a sleek Pagani Huayra. Check them out and see how actor Jack Reynor learned how to drive his Sonic rally car for the intense chase sequences. Small Town, Big Movie—When Transformers rolls into some small Texas towns, the normally quiet and picturesque countryside is suddenly alight with explosive action. Explore the different locations with members of the show's art department and hear from robotics students whose designs appear as part of Cade’s lab. Shadow Protocol Activated—Follow the production to Detroit with unprecedented access to GM's Lansing plant and Milford Proving Grounds test track; watch an impressive indoor car chase created in an auto parts factory; return to Chicago where location managers discovered a historical movie theater that served as the backdrop for Cade’s fateful first encounter with Optimus Prime; and finally travel to Washington state and the unlikely site of a never-used nuclear power plant. The Last Stand—A vacant lot in downtown Detroit is turned into a square block of Hong Kong. Watch as it literally takes shape from the ground up—then marvel as the crew blows it up piece by piece. The People’s Republic—China plays an extremely prominent role in the film both on-screen and behind-the-scenes; in fact, four Chinese actors were chosen from thousands of applicants on a reality TV show to appear in the movie. In addition, the production traveled to Hong Kong, the beautiful valley of Wulong Karst National Park in Chongqing and the Great Wall in Beijing to capture breathtaking footage. Rise of the Dinobots—Several new Transformers characters make their live-action debut in this film. Get a brief history of the new recruits and then go inside Industrial Light & Magic to see how they were designed and conceptualized for the film. The Finishing Touch—Watch Michael Bay work like you’ve never seen him before. The director connects virtually with his Santa Monica headquarters, visits the editing bay and then checks in on the visual effects house in San Francisco—all from the comfort of his Miami home office. Also, get an in-depth look at the music contributions of Imagine Dragons as they collaborate with the film's composer Steve Jablonsky. Finally, get exclusive red carpet access to the film's world premiere in Hong Kong.
Also included on the release is Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie, in which you can discover the fun, frenetic and amazing way a movie like Transformers: Age of Extinction gets made. A Spark of Design let’s you enjoy an exclusive look inside Hasbro's creation of Transformers: Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock action figure from concept and development to sculpting and painting, and then ultimately to the assembly line. T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie shows how actor/comedian T.J. Miller never imagined he’d be part of a massively successful franchise like Transformers so he sets off to personally thank the people who made it possible. Come along as he visits Bay Films, gets some pointers from Kelsey Grammer, and even stops by Mark Wahlberg’s house in this funny piece.
In the Kre-O Transformers: Take Us Through the Movies! feature Optimus Prime will bring you up to speed on all of the Transformers movies one by one in this hilarious, animated short where the Transformers Kreon figures act out the movies while building and rebuilding each scene…brick by brick. The Angry Birds Transformers: Origin Story tells the origin story of how the EggSpark has landed on Piggy Island causing the eggs on the island to turn into evil Egg-bots, wreaking havoc across the whole island. The EggSpark has also caused the Birds and Pigs to turn into Autobots and Deceptihogs, who must team up in order to stop the Egg-bots before it's too late!
The release is rounded out by the movie’s Trailers .
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” will come to stores on September 30 and can be yours for $49.99 as the Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD Combo, $39.99 as a a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD Combo and $29.99 on DVD.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment debuts Sex Tape in October
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has unveiled details about the upcoming release of the comedy Sex Tape, scheduling it for Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in October.
Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in THE JOY OF SEX in one three-hour marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure – tracking down leads, roping in friends and duping Annie’s boss – all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity and, most importantly, their marriage.
The release will also contain the Featurette ”Capturing the Moment” in which Cameron and Jason talk about what it was like to film the infamous sex tape created by their characters, including some awkward moments while filming, the hysterical positions they twisted themselves into, and what it was like for Jason to see Cameron in a bikini on roller skates.
Also included is the Featurette ”Meet Hank Rosenbaum”, in which Hank welcomes viewers into his luxurious Brentwood mansion for a tour of his renowned art collection. He explains his love of art, showcasing three large oil paintings that he had commissioned, which were inspired by iconic fairy tale characters, but with his face replacing those characters. The tour continues into Hank’s world as we meet his German Shepherd, Ariel.
The Blu-Ray version will also include Bloopers and a selection of Deleted & Extended Scenes, as well as Line-O-Rama, footages of alternate takes on the jokes.
The Featurette ”Romance Reboot with Dr. Jenn Berman” is also included, in which a well-known relationship expert gives audiences advice on various relationship topics, including the best ways to keep things fresh in a relationship, tricks for increasing effective communication, rescue remedies to salvage a waning sex life, and much more.
“Sex Tape” will arrive on October 21 and will carry a $35.99 sticker price on Blu-Ray, and a $30.99 price tag for the DVD version.
Doctor Who jas returned to television screens this week, and the twelfth doctor has just officially stepped out of the Tardis. To satisfy fans around the world, BBC Home Entertainment has just announced the feature-length season premiere episode Deep Breath for release on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD.
When the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It’s time you knew him. Directed by Ben Wheatley and written by Emmy-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, the beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Catrin Stewart as Jenny Flint and Dan Starkey as Strax.
As bonus features the release also includes the Prequel Scene only seen in theaters, as well as a Behind the Scenes Featurette that has only been seen in theaters before. Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor is the live announcement of the casting of Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor, while The Real History of Science Fiction: Episode 4 - TIME is a documentary that series delves into the real history of science fiction, with this particular episode focusing on time travel. Steven Moffat, David Tennant, Karen Gillan, and Neil Gaiman offering a unique perspective on the Doctor.
“Doctor Who: Deep Breath” will be in stores on September 9 for $24.98 on Blu-Ray Disc and $19.98 on DVD.
Entertainment One has revealed details about their upcoming release of The Hunted, scheduling the film for DVD in September.
“The Hunted” follows family-man, hunter, Jake, played by Josh Stewart, alongside his best friend Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins) as they journey deep into the Appalachians of West Virginia on the hunt for a legendary buck. Chasing their dream of landing a television hunting show, the duo head into the dense, secluded mountains armed with only their bows and camera equipment. The friends quickly realize there is something else that stirs within the woods. Something that, turn by turn, begins to hunt them...
Featuring an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, the release will also include a Commentary Track by director Josh Stewart and the movie’s Producers. Also included on the disc is the Featurette "The True Story".
“The Hunted” will be in stores on September 9 for $19.98.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just announced the upcoming release of Edge of Tomorrow, the science fiction thriller starring Tom Cruise.
The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
The DVD version will feature the movie along with the Featurettes “Weapons Of The Future” and ”Creatures Not Of This World”.
The Blu-Ray version, arriving as a Blu-Ray 3D combo pack and a Blu-Ray combo pack, will feature a high definition version of the movie along with a selection of Deleted Scenes and the Featurettes “Operation Downfall - Adrenaline Cut,” “Storming The Beach,” “Weapons Of The Future,” “Creatures Not Of This World” and ”On The Edge With Doug Liman”.
“Edge of Tomorrow” will be in stores on October 7. You can own the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95 and the Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, while the DVD version can be yours for $28.98.