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Brave (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

September 17th, 2019|

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

Do or Die (Blu-ray)

September 13th, 2019|

Two undercover federal agents (Dona Speir and Roberta Vasquez, both former Playboy playmates) are captured by their nemesis Kaneshiro, a big-time crime lord (Pat Morita). Instead of killing them, Kaneshiro plays a cat-and-mouse game involving six separate assassin teams.

John Carpenter’s Vampires (Blu-ray)

September 12th, 2019|

After destroying a vampire nest in rural New Mexico, Team Crow is savagely ambushed during the victory celebration by the unholy Valek, a vicious 600-year-old vampire. With most of his team massacred, and accompanied only by a young priest and the sole surviving member of his team, Montoya, Crow pursues Valek through the high deserts, culminating in a fateful confrontation between faith and immortality.

True Believer (Blu-ray)

September 10th, 2019|

The only True Believer at the beginning of this drama is idealistic young attorney Robert Downey Jr., who apprentices under the guidance of celebrated civil-rights activist James Woods. Alas, in the years since the sixties, Woods has become a disillusioned, dope-smoking ambulance chaser.

I-Spy (Blu-ray)

September 5th, 2019|

Special agent Alex Scott and middleweight world champion Kelly Robinson are reluctantly paired for a dangerous mission to recover the Switchblade, the U.S.'s latest and most technologically sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype spy plane has fallen into the hands of a nefarious arms dealer, Arnold Gundars, who plans to sell it to the highest bidder - a rogue terrorist with access to nuclear warheads.

Double Face (Blu-ray)

September 5th, 2019|

When wealthy businessman John Alexander (the legendary Klaus Kinski, giving an atypically restrained performance)'s unfaithful wife Helen (Margaret Lee, Circus of Fear) dies in a car crash, it initially looks like a freak accident. However, the plot thickens when evidence arises suggesting that the car was tampered with prior to the crash.

Poms (Blu-ray)

September 4th, 2019|

An uplifting comedy about Martha (Diane Keaton), a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams.

Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

September 3rd, 2019|

Horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi created some of the most memorable characters in cinematic history. Their unforgettable performances as Dracula and Frankenstein's monster terrified a generation of moviegoers and when these two legendary actors came together for a series of films in the 1930s, audiences could not get enough.

Brave (Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray)

September 17th, 2019|

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

Do or Die (Blu-ray)

September 13th, 2019|

Two undercover federal agents (Dona Speir and Roberta Vasquez, both former Playboy playmates) are captured by their nemesis Kaneshiro, a big-time crime lord (Pat Morita). Instead of killing them, Kaneshiro plays a cat-and-mouse game involving six separate assassin teams.

John Carpenter’s Vampires (Blu-ray)

September 12th, 2019|

After destroying a vampire nest in rural New Mexico, Team Crow is savagely ambushed during the victory celebration by the unholy Valek, a vicious 600-year-old vampire. With most of his team massacred, and accompanied only by a young priest and the sole surviving member of his team, Montoya, Crow pursues Valek through the high deserts, culminating in a fateful confrontation between faith and immortality.

True Believer (Blu-ray)

September 10th, 2019|

The only True Believer at the beginning of this drama is idealistic young attorney Robert Downey Jr., who apprentices under the guidance of celebrated civil-rights activist James Woods. Alas, in the years since the sixties, Woods has become a disillusioned, dope-smoking ambulance chaser.

I-Spy (Blu-ray)

September 5th, 2019|

Special agent Alex Scott and middleweight world champion Kelly Robinson are reluctantly paired for a dangerous mission to recover the Switchblade, the U.S.'s latest and most technologically sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype spy plane has fallen into the hands of a nefarious arms dealer, Arnold Gundars, who plans to sell it to the highest bidder - a rogue terrorist with access to nuclear warheads.

Double Face (Blu-ray)

September 5th, 2019|

When wealthy businessman John Alexander (the legendary Klaus Kinski, giving an atypically restrained performance)'s unfaithful wife Helen (Margaret Lee, Circus of Fear) dies in a car crash, it initially looks like a freak accident. However, the plot thickens when evidence arises suggesting that the car was tampered with prior to the crash.

Poms (Blu-ray)

September 4th, 2019|

An uplifting comedy about Martha (Diane Keaton), a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams.

Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

September 3rd, 2019|

Horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi created some of the most memorable characters in cinematic history. Their unforgettable performances as Dracula and Frankenstein's monster terrified a generation of moviegoers and when these two legendary actors came together for a series of films in the 1930s, audiences could not get enough.

Do or Die (Blu-ray)

September 13th, 2019|

Two undercover federal agents (Dona Speir and Roberta Vasquez, both former Playboy playmates) are captured by their nemesis Kaneshiro, a big-time crime lord (Pat Morita). Instead of killing them, Kaneshiro plays a cat-and-mouse game involving six separate assassin teams.

John Carpenter’s Vampires (Blu-ray)

September 12th, 2019|

After destroying a vampire nest in rural New Mexico, Team Crow is savagely ambushed during the victory celebration by the unholy Valek, a vicious 600-year-old vampire. With most of his team massacred, and accompanied only by a young priest and the sole surviving member of his team, Montoya, Crow pursues Valek through the high deserts, culminating in a fateful confrontation between faith and immortality.

True Believer (Blu-ray)

September 10th, 2019|

The only True Believer at the beginning of this drama is idealistic young attorney Robert Downey Jr., who apprentices under the guidance of celebrated civil-rights activist James Woods. Alas, in the years since the sixties, Woods has become a disillusioned, dope-smoking ambulance chaser.

I-Spy (Blu-ray)

September 5th, 2019|

Special agent Alex Scott and middleweight world champion Kelly Robinson are reluctantly paired for a dangerous mission to recover the Switchblade, the U.S.'s latest and most technologically sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype spy plane has fallen into the hands of a nefarious arms dealer, Arnold Gundars, who plans to sell it to the highest bidder - a rogue terrorist with access to nuclear warheads.

Double Face (Blu-ray)

September 5th, 2019|

When wealthy businessman John Alexander (the legendary Klaus Kinski, giving an atypically restrained performance)'s unfaithful wife Helen (Margaret Lee, Circus of Fear) dies in a car crash, it initially looks like a freak accident. However, the plot thickens when evidence arises suggesting that the car was tampered with prior to the crash.

Poms (Blu-ray)

September 4th, 2019|

An uplifting comedy about Martha (Diane Keaton), a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it's never too late to follow your dreams.

Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

September 3rd, 2019|

Horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi created some of the most memorable characters in cinematic history. Their unforgettable performances as Dracula and Frankenstein's monster terrified a generation of moviegoers and when these two legendary actors came together for a series of films in the 1930s, audiences could not get enough.

Vice Squad (Blu-ray)

August 30th, 2019|

When pimp Ramrod (Wings Hauser) is wanted by the police for murder, an undercover detective, Tom Walsh (Gary Swanson), enlists the aid of prostitute Princess (Season Hubley), a loving mother struggling to support her kid, to help capture the fiend.

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Blu-ray)

August 28th, 2019|

From the creators of the Academy Award (R)- nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus.

Ma (Blu-ray)

August 23rd, 2019|

A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

The Shield: The Complete Series

May 9th, 2019|

A corrupt and brutal L.A. detective runs an elite squad by his own rules in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs and gangs. Unusually gritty and graphically violent, but seldom less than riveting, 'The Shield' gets its biggest jolt from the breakout performance by Michael Chiklis as the complex and volatile Vic Mackey.

Free Solo

March 5th, 2019|

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi ("MERU") and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film's FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world's most famous rock... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

February 21st, 2019|

Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Family Guy: 20 Greatest Hits

January 9th, 2019|

Are you tired of loving Family Guy just for the hilarious jokes, sidesplitting sight gags and outrageously absurd cutaways? We’ve got you covered! Celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary with this marvelously musical collection of 20 song-and-dance-filled episodes, along with a symphony of extras created exclusively for this release.

The Orville: Season One

December 13th, 2018|

The Orville is a live-action, one-hour, ensemble comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, as its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life.

Family Guy: Season 16

December 6th, 2018|

Season 16 of the animated series opens with Peter trying to make "Family Guy" similar to other award-winning shows in order to win an Emmy. Later the family gets a nanny for the kids so that Peter and Lois can focus on their relationship, Chris loses a valuable item, Meg takes up drinking, Brian gets kicked out of the house because of a racist tweet, and Stewie is forced to speak to a psychologist.

Money

July 13th, 2017|

Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest.

Tommy’s Honour

July 3rd, 2017|

Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between "Old" Tom Morris and "Young" Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf.

Joe Bullet

March 2nd, 2017|

When a mysterious gangster starts sabotaging soccer team The Eagles' chance at winning the upcoming championship final, there is only one man who can save the day...Joe Bullet.

Impractical Jokers: The Complete Fourth Season

September 27th, 2016|

Four comedians and lifelong friends compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public with a series of hilarious and outrageous dares. When Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr challenge each other to say or do something, they have to do it. And if they refuse, they lose. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions. This season, the guys pose as hot dog vendors, gymnasts, waiters, clerks at a bridal shop and more. As for the punishments, from skydiving to the rodeo to the body piercing shop, they are bigger, badder, and funnier than ever before.

Impractical Jokers: The Complete Third Season

October 28th, 2015|

Plot: What's it about? You know, I think I've found more "hidden gems" while channel surfing in the past few years than in the last ten years combined.  What?  I guess what I mean is that there is so much television programming on these days, it's nearly impossible to keep track of what's on and what's not unless you do a little exploring.  Case in point, a few years ago [...]

iZombie: The Complete First Season

October 19th, 2015|

Plot: What's it about? Ahhh...zombies! They've made a big comeback in the last decade and have no signs of slowing down. Much like their nature, the zombie is a juggernaut that seems to have a life of its own. Shows like The Walking Dead have probably made the most of this newfound love for the undead, though there are dozens of films that have cashed in on these brain-loving specimens. [...]

Jane the Virgin: The Complete First Season

October 16th, 2015|

Plot: What's it about? At last count, I think I've got about 1298+ cable TV channels to choose from. Yeah, most of them aren't HD so I won't even consider watching something if it doesn't make full use of my television. Then again, a LOT of them are, so I've never got an excuse to say "there's nothing on." Then again, I've not said that in a while since I've [...]