From the Big Screen: This Week's Best Bets: There's so many good, collectible titles this week that we can almost forgive the studios for the duds they sent us this week see above. With this arresting drama based on notorious real-life events, Cristian Mungiu mounts a complex inquiry into faith, fanaticism, and indifference.
At a desolate Romanian monastery, a young novice nun, Voichita Cosmina Stratan , reunites with her former companion Alina Cristina Flutur , who plans to take her to Germany. A naturalistic tragedy with the dark force of a folktale, anchored by the fraught dynamic between cinema newcomers Flutur and Stratan who shared the best actress prize at Cannes , "Beyond the Hills" bears powerful witness to individuals at cross-purposes and institutions ill-equipped to help those most in need.
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But as her "fame" spread, so too did her exploitation. Centered on a remarkable performance by Cuban actor Yahima Torres as Baartman, Black Venus provides a bleak but barbed exploration of sex, science, race, colonialism and social attitudes. Inspired by the runaway success of the British and American gothic horror films of the sixties, Toho studios brought the vampiric tropes of the Dracula legend to Japanese screens with "The Vampire Doll" , "Lake of Dracula" and "Evil of Dracula" — three spookily effective cult classics collectively known as "The Bloodthirsty Trilogy.
His sister and her boyfriend trace him to the creepy mansion, but their search becomes perilous when they uncover a gruesome family history. Eighteen years later, the dream is revealed to be a hellish prophecy when a strange package containing an empty coffin mysteriously turns up at a nearby lake.
On Blu-ray, with high definition presentation transferred from original film elements, with uncompressed Mono 1. Set in Austria in the early s, the film stars Ewa Aulin as Greta, a beautiful young woman abused by her brother Franz Luciano Rossi and left to die in childbirth by her illicit lover, the aristocrat Dr. Bereft with grief, Franz reanimates his dead sister using a formula engraved on an ancient Incan medallion.
On Blu-ray, with new 2K restoration from the original camera negative and original Italian and English soundtracks with uncompressed Mono 1. Blending rigorous naturalism with the precise construction of a thriller, this Cannes award—winning drama from Cristian Mungiu sheds light on the high stakes and ethical complexities of life in contemporary Romania.
As his daughter nears high-school graduation, Romeo Adrian Titieni , an upstanding doctor, counts on her winning a competitive scholarship that will send her to university in England. Suffused with quiet dread, "Graduation" takes a humane and deeply ambiguous look at how corrosive rampant corruption is to moral convictions. With its rich cinematography by John Bailey, exquisite sets and costumes by Eiko Ishioka, and unforgettable, highly influential score by Philip Glass, "Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters" is a tribute to its subject and a bold, investigative work of art in its own right.
She decides to run away from home and sneaks into a car driven by two escaped convicts, Alvie Mark Miller and Boots Donovan Scott , in a crazy comedy of errors. Hiding in an abandoned house, the two bumbling crooks initially try to hold the adorable Savannah for ransom to obtain a hefty reward for her return, but an unexpected bond grows among Savannah, Alvie and Boots, creating a surrogate family they have never known before.
Their relationship is tested when the convicts, now seen as kidnappers, must choose between their freedom and their new friend in this classic comedy. From TV to Disc: The 13th season of television's beloved Western follows Dillon as he corrals dangerous outlaws and deals with problems of the Wild West: Volume 1 is a four-disc set with 15 episodes, Volume 2 is a three-disc set with 10 episodes.
Season 1" — Israel is a two-disc set with 10 episodes. When four masked men violently break into the Danon family home, taking them hostages, the family of four will be shaken to the core and their lives will change forever. In season one, the kidnappers demand that Yael, the matriarch of the family and a brilliant surgeon, kill the Israeli Prime Minister during a routine surgery. If the Prime Minister does not die, Yael's family soon will.
Desperate to save her family but keep her patient alive, Yael uses her wits to delay the decision until the last possible moment. During this terrifying time in which the kidnappers and hostages are bound together, a tangled web of secrets and lies are revealed. It Gets Louder — Season 1, Volume 2" is a two-disc set with all 13 episodes of the chaotic animated family comedy in which Lincoln Loud is an year-old boy who lives with 10 sisters.
With the help of his right-hand man Clyde, Lincoln finds new ways to survive in such a large family every day. Forced to enter a rat race of an entirely different sort, Bart takes a stand, with his survival and sanity at stake. New 2K scan from the interpositive. On Blu-ray from Scream Factory … In "Night Zero" , starring Katie Maloney, Eric Swader, Dawnelle Jewell, Vincent Bombara and Umar Faraz, a dinner party turns deadly when a group of friends are trapped inside of their house after a massive alien invasion threatens to take over the world.
Things take a turn for the worse when they discover that the chemical the military is using to destroy the aliens is also turning humans into zombie-like savages. Under the guidance of their mother Marmee, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: Accompanied by the charming boy next door Laurie Laurence, their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March and benevolent neighbor Mr.
Laurence, "Little Women" is a coming-of-age story that is as relevant and engaging today as it was on its original publication in On the Indie Front: David McDonnell is a recently out of work designer going through a divorce.
Lately, he's been having difficulties in the bedroom with his girlfriend Alice Anaya , a journalist, so the two begin to investigate ways to shake things up. After a stimulating encounter with two swingers adds the missing spice to their relationship, they decide to expand their sexual boundaries and explore even more intimacy with strangers. Marina, a young transgender waitress and aspiring singer, and Orlando, an older man, are in love and planning for the future.
After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language film of the year. The two form a platonic relationship, but Jean grows increasingly convinced that he recognizes Liliane from a European singing contest he saw as a child. Eventually, Jean convinces Liliane to confront her past. A beautiful portrayal of a friendship between two people from different generations, who come together to make a life changing comeback.
Along with the help of her best friends Blair and Rox, and her loyal and lovable puppy Doodle, Sunny confidently takes on any challenge thrown her way. The characters in the series celebrate individuality and self-expression, while the show's social-emotional curriculum highlights leadership, innovative thinking and teamwork. But not everything is as innocent as it seems as mysterious disappearances begin to plague the top-performing students on campus. Can Daphne and Velma learn to work together and save the students or will they become the next victims?
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