December and January have a lot to offer for video releases, but it’s December that should get the most attention with the Christmas Holiday. A number of adventure, drama, romance and some action films are being released on DVD, Blu-ray, and On-Demand as well. Whether you are looking for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, crime or suspense — the next two months will have a little something for most everyone.
December 2, 2014
Field of Lost Shoes- DVD
FIELD OF LOST SHOES Based on a true story of the American Civil War, this film shows the bravery of a group of teenage cadets who were called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley against General Grant’s (Tom Skerritt) Union forces,under the leadership of Captain Henry DuPont (David Arquette). 274 young men from the Virginia Military Institute are ordered to provide support for the more seasoned troops in the strategic battle. When the Confederate soldiers are outnumbered, General John C. Breckenridge (John Isaacs) makes the agonizing decision to send the young men into the melee.
Into the Woods- Blu-ray
INTO THE WOODS A baker and his wife journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of golden slippers and some magic beans to lift a curse that has kept them childless. Tony Award winners Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason and the rest of the original Broadway cast weave their magic spell over you in Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, directed by James Lapine, a seamless fusion of fairy tale characters and what happens after “happily ever after.” With oft-recorded songs such as Children Will Listen and No One Is Alone, INTO THE WOODS is a music lover’s delight from start to finish—and will forever cement Stephen Sondheim’s unparalleled position as the giant of the American musical theater.
The Hundred Foot Journey- Blu-ray/DVD
THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY starring Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Monsters University,” “The Debt”), tells a flavorful tale of cultural differences, shared passions, and the unifying nature of food.
As Above, So Below- Blu-ray/DVD
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. A journey into madness and terror, As Above/So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all.
December 9, 2014
CALVARY Father James (Gleeson) is a good priest who feels sinister forces closing in after being threatened by a mysterious parishioner. As he continues to comfort the troubled members of his community, including his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly), Father James begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.
DAY OF THE MUMMY Welcome to Egypt, land of the Pharaohs. A place steeped in history and legend; Gods and spiritual guides; untold wealth – and the bone-cracking, blood-spilling guardians of its riches. Jack Wells has arrived in Egypt in search of the famous diamond known as The Codex Stone. His journey leads him to the tomb of the cursed King Neferu, cursed not by name but by nature. With his centuries-old slumber disturbed by timeless human greed, the King rises from the dead with a blood-lust that cannot be quenched and a raging fury that will shred flesh from bone, bringing terrible and tormented death to all who dare witness the Day of the Mummy.
December 16, 2014
Love the One Your With- DVD
LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH The Wright sisters have made a solemn pact never to let a man stop them from achieving their dreams, but that’s easier said than done! Diane’s (Nadine Ellis) new interior design business leaves no room for her husband and their dreams a having a baby. A shot at fame for solid gold diva Miki (Kiki Haynes) may have her new boyfriend, Jeremy, walking off stage. And heartbreak won’t stop Sky (Kelly Jenerette) from becoming an author, but she just might be writing love out of her life for good. Also starring D.B. Woodside, Carl Payne, Brad James and Ronreaco Lee, this story of three strong women walks the path between following your passion and learning to Love the One You’re With.
The Device- DVD
THE DEVICE What if the rumors and urban legends are real… that aliens walk among us, abducting people for unthinkable experiments? Sisters Abby and Rebecca are about to discover the horrifying truth when they find a harmless looking object in the woods near their family’s cabin. The small black sphere is the key to a shocking mystery that will change the course of human destiny. The Device has plans for us, and this world is no longer ours.
December 30, 2014
ONE SHOT Kevin Sorbo stars in this sci-fi action film in which a squad of elite human soldiers faces down a powerful extraterrestrial army. When Kyle Matthews (Matthew Reese), a top sniper from the World Defense Force, is trapped in enemy territory, his survival skills are put to the ultimate test as he takes on a battalion of Cerulean soldiers, hell bent on wiping all humans from existence.
January 6, 2015
Get on Up- Blu-ray/DVD
GET ON UP Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, Get On Up gives a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Chadwick Boseman (42) stars as Brown, and is joined by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson, and Dan Aykroyd in the Tate Taylor directed drama.
The Guest- Blu-ray/DVD
THE GUEST From the creators of You’re Next comes The Guest, a pulse-pounding thriller starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Maika Monroe (Labor Day). Recently discharged from the Army, David Collins (Stevens) unexpectedly shows up on the Petersons’ doorstep, claiming to be their late son’s best friend. Welcomed into their home, the well-mannered stranger becomes part of the family until a shocking wave of violence raises daughter Anna’s (Monroe) suspicions that the mysterious ex-soldier is not quite what he seems.
January 13, 2015
Jimi: All Is By My Side- DVD/Blu-ray and VOD
JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE The film covers a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966-1967. He was unknown backup guitarist playing New York’s Cheetah Club. He made his mark in London’s music scene and eventually captured the respect of audiences during his Monterey Pop triumph. The film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.
Zarra’s Law- DVD
ZARRA’S LAW Retired cop Tony (Tony Sirico) finds he is unable to forget the murder of his younger brother, who was in the mob. He’s outraged when he finds out the man he holds responsible is getting out of prison after only two years. He needs to find answers fast and if necessary, seek revenge, Italian-style. Joined by his attorney nephew, Gaetano (Brendan Fehr), he infi ltrates the seamy world of organized crime and gets lost in a labyrinth of greed, dead ends, and lies.
Walk Among the Tombstones- Blu-ray/DVD
WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Liam Neeson stars in A Walk Among the Tombstones, an action-thriller based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels. Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an ex-cop turned unlicensed private investigator who reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens, TV’s Downton Abbey) hunt down the men who brutally murdered his wife. When the PI learns that this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, he must blur the line between right and wrong as he races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.
RACING HEARTS Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) stars in this romantic, drama-filled love story of unraveling secrets and discovery. Colin (Dornan) is a wealthy New York businessman who always gets what he wants. But when a deal with a wealthy Dubai sheikh hinges on his acquisition of a coveted racing bird, Colin finds himself in unfamiliar territory with the trusting Belgian townspeople who protect the creature. As Colin falls for the owner’s gorgeous granddaughter (Charlotte De Bruyne), will he resort to his ruthless techniques of the past or give in to a passion he never knew existed?
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power- Blu-ray/DVD
THE SCORPION KING 4: QUEST FOR POWER Mathayus (Victor Webster) and his only remaining allies, a mysterious woman and her unconventional father, are the last hope to stop the evil heir to the throne on his quest for an ancient and almighty mystical power. Featuring Lou Ferrigno (“The Hulk”) and an all-star cast of fighters, including Roy “Big Country” Nelson (Winner of “The Ultimate Fighter”), Royce Gracie (UFC Hall of Fame) and Don Wilson (Three-time World Kickboxing Champion).
January 20, 2015
A Little Game- DVD
A LITTLE GAME Ostracized at her posh new uptown school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10 year-old downtown girl finds an unlikely mentor in the form of an irascible chess-master, who uses the game to teach Max lessons in resilience, perseverance, and how to embrace inevitable change.
LUCY an action-thriller about a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors. Altered by a dangerous new drug allowing her to use 100% of her brain capacity, Lucy transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
The Boxtrolls- Blu-ray/DVD
THE BOXTROLLS are a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of a city called Cheesebridge. The story is about a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator, the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher. When Snatcher comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls. Eggs decides to venture above ground and “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie. Together, they devise a daring plan to save The BoxTrolls family. The film is based upon the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow
January 27, 2015
My Old Lady- Blu-ray/DVD
MY OLD LADY New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) arrives in Paris on a mission to visit the homestead of his late father who has willed the very enchanting yet valuable piece of property to him. He arrives at the nicely located mansion and after an impromptu walk inside the home comes across Madame Mathilde Girard (Dame Maggie Smith) who introduces herself. After a brief chat about the inheritance, spending the balance of his savings to get to Paris and his intentions of selling the estate, Mme Gerard informs him that she is a “viager”. In France a person who sells their home, if agreed by the buyer, may remain in the house for life if desired.