In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Apocalypse Now underwent a 4K Restoration and it’s headed for theaters August 15. On August 27, Lionsgate will releases the newly restored Apocalypse Now Final Cut on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K disc, three Blu-ray discs, and Digital copy) and Digital 4K Ultra HD.
As witnessed by The Messenger and Rampart, director Oren Moverman is a pinpoint storyteller, seamlessly blending social themes sans a heavy handed touch. His latest feature The Dinner hits Blu-ray and DVD August 8. Details on the Richard Gere headlined film is below!
We already knew that Vin Diesel was “fast and furious,” but can he stand his ground amidst a coven of witches? In The Last Witch Hunter, Vin Diesel is Kaulder, a warrior who seeks revenge against the Queen Witch, an evil force who has returned to wreak havoc on Earth. Co-starring Elijah Wood, Michael Caine and Rose Leslie, the film’s latest trailer, titled “Live Forever,” was recently released.
One of my favorite moviegoing experiences this year was John Wick, an immersive and adrenaline filled action flick propelled by Keanu Reeves’ intense performance as a hitman with vengeance on his mind.
Lionsgate is releasing the feature, which also stars Adrianne Palicki, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane, as a Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD, and On Demand February 3. For Digital HD viewers, John Wick comes out January 13.
Special Features Include:
- “Don’t F*#% With John Wick” featurette
- “Calling in the Cavalry” featurette
- “Destiny of a Collective” featurette
- “Assassin’s Code” featurette
- “Red Circle” featurette
- “NYC Noir” featurette
- Audio Commentary with Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch (Blu-ray only feature)
The film’s boilerplate summary is below:
When sadistic young thugs senselessly attack John Wick – a brilliantly lethal ex-assassin – they have no idea that they’ve just awakened the boogeyman. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, Wick embarks on a merciless rampage, hunting down his adversaries with the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend.
The Skeleton Twins, a drama which received excellent reviews for Saturday Night Live vets Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, hits Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand December 16.
The storyline centers on Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader), estranged twins who reunite after a ten year hiatus from each other. Directed and co-penned by Craig Johnson (Mark Heyman is the other scribe), the picture won Best Screenplay at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Luke Wilson and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell also star in the feature.
Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include:
- Gag Reel
- Deleted scenes with optional commentary from filmmaker/co-writer Craig Johnson
- Two featurettes: “To Whom It May Concern: Making The Skeleton Twins” and “Sweet Moves”
- Commentary with Johnson, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader
- Commentary with Johnson, co-writer Mark Heyman and producer/editor Jennifer Lee
Hopefully I’ll have my hands on a Blu-ray copy of The Skeleton Twins, and I’ll be posting a review of the title shortly.