Visually mesmerizing and refreshingly cerebral, the sci-fi thriller Identicals presents a future where cloning is simply the order of business. The film’s tagline is “a new face, a new life, a new you,” and though the story treads on familiar ground, writer/director Simon Pummell manages to put an indelible stamp on the material.
Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, Ricki and The Flash stars Mery. Streep as Ricki, a rock singer who attempts to reconnect with her daughter Julie (Mami Gummer) who is heartbroken over the breakup of her marriage.
Director Frank Capra’s classic screwball comedy You Can’t Take It With You, which stars James Stewart debuts on Blu-ray December 8 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Digitally restored and mastered in 4K, the Blu-ray also comes with a 24-page collectible Digibook which features rare photos and a new essay from film historian Jeremy Arnold.
Into The Grizzly Maze, an action-thriller that boasts an all-star cast (Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton, Covert Affairs’ Piper Perabo, James Marsden) heads to DVD on August 4 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The Salt of the Earth, a documentary which centers on the compelling and inspiring life of photographer Sebastião Salgado, hits Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD July 14 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Wim Wendersand Sebastião’s son Juliano Ribeiro Salgadoare the doc’s directors.
Though it was shot in Teriberka, a small coastal town in Russia, Leviathan’stale is a universal one, as a person’s struggles against a corrupt bureaucracy is a heartbreaking tale that transcends time and weather. Winner for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, the drama is now out on Blu-ray and DVD.
50 to 1 is the story of longshots, as racehorse Mine That Bird beat overwhelming odds to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Directed by producer Jim Wilson(Dances With Wolves, Wyatt Earp) and penned by Faith Conroy, the engaging drama will appeal to fans of Seabiscuit and the underrated Secretariat.
In celebration of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing a digitally restored and 4K mastered Blu-ray on December 2nd. The edition will feature collectible Digibook packaging which contains rare photos and an essay from film historian Jeremy Arnold.
Released in 1939, the Frank Capra directed feature centers on a naive guy (James Stewart) who is called to become a member of the U.S. Senate. Initially hired for his perceived naivete, Mr. Smith wages a one man war with the jaded politicians of Capitol Hill, thus leading to a sea change in political and social consciousness.
Bonus features on this edition include: commentary from Frank Capra Jr., the original theatrical trailer, a rare international trailer which features deleted footage from the movie, and the Ron Howard narrated documentary Frank Capra’s American Dream. Several other featurettes, including “Frank Capra Jr. Remembers…Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” are also featured in this edition.
Nominated for 11 Oscars, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of James Stewart’s most beloved films (It’s a Wonderful Life was also directed by Frank Capra).
In the Soundcloud bar below, Jim Caviezel (during his When The Game Stand Tall interviews) reflects a memorable moment he had with James Stewart.