BlackRefer.com - tons of info about black/african american new dvd releases

Black/African American dvd releases here on BlackRefer.com

HOME
black authors

Latest dvd's most recently added to this page.

Custom Search

To advertise on this site, click here

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 
 



NEW DVD RELEASES

   



    Black Dynamite Season Two Premieres October 2014 on Adult Swim

    Black Dynamite, the 30-minute animated series, is back for a second season on Adult Swim. Based on 2009’s critically acclaimed feature film, the Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew. Under the direction of Executive Producer Carl Jones (The Boondocks), the series features the voice talents of Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley and Byron Minns, all of whom starred in the feature film.


    Black Dynamite



    Black Dynamite Makes Its Explosive Blu-Ray™ and DVD Debut In All-New Adult Swim Release

    Black Dynamite Season One

    Available July 15, Series’ Inaugural Blu-ray and DVD Release Includes 10 First Season Episodes Plus Behind-The-Scenes Featurette Original Pilot and Video Commentaries


    This July, bust out your best polyester pants suit because Black Dynamite and his crew are about to explode onto the scene in all-new Blu-ray and DVD release, Black Dynamite Season One. The inaugural home entertainment release from the top-rated Adult Swim series will be available to own on July 15, 2014. Featuring all ten 30-minute episodes from the series’ first season, the Blu-ray and DVD release also contains a host of bonus content including the original pilot, a behind-the-scenes featurette and video commentaries with series creator Carl Jones (The Boondocks) and cast members. Black Dynamite Season One will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 on Blu-ray and $29.98 on two-disc DVD set, with a retailer pre-order date of June 10.

    The series’ titular character Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is a 1970s renaissance man with a kung-fu grip. He is a lover and a fighter who is not afraid to leap before he looks. His sidekick extraordinaire is Bullhorn, the brains and cunning that complements Black Dynamite’s hard-hittin’, bone-crushin’ style. Providing comic relief on the mean streets is Cream Corn (Tommy Davidson) and classing up the place is the gorgeous Honey Bee (Kym Whitley).

    Based on 2009’s critically-acclaimed feature film, the Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character and his crew. Under the direction of Carl Jones, the series features the voice talent of Michael Jai White (For Better or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Married?), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color, Bamboozled), Kym Whitley (The Cleveland Show, Brian McKnight Show), and Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), all of whom starred in the feature film. The animated series is produced by Ars Nova, with Jon Steingart, Carl Jones, and Jillian Apfelbaum as executive producers. Brian Ash is co-executive producer. Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns are producers. Monica Jones is associate producer. Lesean Thomas is creative producer/supervising director. Original music is provided by Adrian Younge. Black Dynamite is being animated by Titmouse, Inc.

    The series’ first season, which aired on Adult Swim during the summer of 2012, was the top-rated show in its timeslot for both adults and men 18-34, with more than five million adults and three million men tuning in to get a piece of Black Dynamite, according to Nielsen Media Research. The second season of the series will debut this summer on Adult Swim.

    Black Dynamite Season One Basics
    Street Date: July 15, 2014
    Order Due Date: June 10, 2014
    Blu-ray SRP: $39.99
    DVD SRP: $29.98
    Blu-ray UPC Code: 883929277032
    DVD UPC Code: 883929277049
    Languages: English
    Subtitles: English
    Feature Running Time: 264 minutes

    About Warner Home Video:
    With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

    About Adult Swim:
    Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network among persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.

    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.






    The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete

    Oscar® Winner Jennifer Hudson, Golden Globe® Winner Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Mackie And Jordin Sparks Star In The Critically-Acclaimed Film Arriving On DVD, Digital HD, Video on Demand And Pay-Per-View February 4 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment


    The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete


    “Unique and uplifting…Part coming-of-age story, part survival story” (IndieWire), The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete arrives on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View February 4 from Codeblack Films and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. An official selection at the Sundance Film Festival, the American Black Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete was hailed as a “beautiful…touching melodrama” (New York Times). The film features an outstanding ensemble cast including 2007 “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks (Sparkle), *Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), with Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, 2006) in a “gripping, fearless performance,” (Access Hollywood), and presents up-and-coming talents Skylan Brooks (General Education) and Ethan Dizon (upcoming Get a Job) as Mister and Pete. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete is the compelling and emotional story of two inner city kids’ quest for survival and salvation through friendship.

    One summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s hard-living mother is apprehended by the police, leaving him and 9-year-old Pete to survive alone while dodging Child Protective Services. Faced with more than any child should be expected to bear, Mister is an unstoppable force against all the challenges and dangers of life in the Brooklyn projects. But what really keeps Mister and Pete in the survival game is Mister’s vulnerability rather than his larger-than-life attitude.

    The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete DVD includes audio commentary, rehearsal footage, skateboard training footage and deleted scenes and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

    *HBO’s “Angels in America,” 2003

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES**

    · Audio Commentary with Director George Tillman, Jr., Writer Michael Starrbury and Actors Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon

    · Rehearsal Footage

    · Skateboard Training Footage

    · Deleted Scenes






    I'm In Love With A Church Girl

    SOMETIMES GOD NEEDS TO USE EXTREME MEASURES TO DEAL WITH EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES


    I'm In Love With A Church Girl


    Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins, Adrienne Bailon And Stephen Baldwin Star In The Uplifting Story of Redemption Arrives On All Platforms January 14 From Cinedigm

    A heart-warming story about the transformative power of love and redemption, I’m In Love With A Church Girl debuts on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and digital January 14 from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), following its successful theatrical release this fall. Based on the real-life events of executive producer Galley Molina, the film stars Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins (Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn), Adrienne Bailon (The Coalition, The Cheetah Girls), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects), Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs). The film, the first from RGM-NewBreed, received the coveted Dove Foundation “Family Approved” seal of approval, including a review that reads in part, “this one should not be missed.” The film was executive-produced by RGM-NewBreed founder and CEO Galley Molina along with vice president and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Israel Houghton, known around the world as worship leader for Pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, America’s largest congregation.

    Miles Montego (Atkins) is a retired high-level drug trafficker who has gone legitimate—though he has not yet left his old friends and his old lifestyle behind. When he meets Vanessa (Bailon), a “church girl” in every sense of the word, he is drawn to her spirituality even though she’s nothing like the girls he’s used to dating. As Miles struggles to stay on the right side of the law, both he and Vanessa find that their faith in God— and each other—is tested to its limits.

    An inspiring story about God’s power, the I’m In Love With A Church Girl Blu-ray and DVD include a “making of” featurette, deleted scenes and an inside look at the life and story of - the real Miles Montego.

    SYNOPSIS:
    Miles Montego (Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins) has it all. Including a past. He was king of the streets as a high-level drug trafficker, and although he has tried to move on, the DEA isn’t convinced. Miles is still rolling with his old friends, and the feds are certain he has not fully retired from his criminal past. When Miles meets Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon), a woman who is different from every other woman he’s met, he is drawn to her beauty and her spirituality. As their connection grows deeper, both are tested to their last ounce of faith in God and in each other.

    BONUS FEATURES
    The Making Of
    Deleted Scenes
    Galley Molina: The Real Miles Montego
    Trailer

    DVD/BLU-RAY BASICS
    Price: $19.95 (DVD) / $29.95 (Blu-ray)

    Street Date: January 14, 2014
    Pre-Book: December 3, 2013
    Catalog Number: RG3142 (DVD) / RG3143 (Blu-ray)

    Language: English
    Running time: Approx. 118 minutes
    Rating: PG







    Things Never Said

    DVD release of the captivating drama, Things Never Said, starring Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s “Shameless”) and Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls).


    Things Never Said


    Dig deeply into the journey of an aspiring artist who has yet to find her true talents in Things Never Said, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD and Video on Demand December 3 from Codeblack Films and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s “Shameless”), Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls) and Tamala Jones (TV’s “Castle”), “audiences no doubt will be captivated” (Wiles Magazine) by this winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). A love story centered on the trials and tribulations of life, Things Never Said DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

    Kal (Hampton) is an aspiring poetess, but truthfully, she’s an artist who’s lost. Wounded by a miscarriage and saddled with an angry husband, Kal tries desperately to find an outlet for her struggling artistic voice. This turmoil, and the surprise and uncertainty of a new love, hits Kal where she’s most vulnerable. Just as Kal helps Curtis (Hardwick) with his unchallenged perceptions about his damaged past relationship and estranged young daughter, Curtis’ influence leads Kal to dig deeper, to ultimately find her voice and sense of self worth.






    20 FEET FROM STARDOM


    - “A gift! This generous, fascinating documentary seeks to rewrite the history of pop music by focusing attention on voices at once marginal and vital.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

    “Infectious and irresistible. Their voices are powerful enough to tear your apart and put you back together again, and their stories will do the same.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

    “Sheer perfection. Just watch Morgan Neville’s exhilarating documentary and try not to stand up and cheer.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone -


    MEET THE UNSUNG HEROES BEHIND ONE OF THE YEAR’S BIGGEST CROWD PLEASER

    ON DVD and BLU-RAY™ JANUARY 14, 2014

    20 FEET FROM STARDOM


    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – On the heels of this week’s home entertainment release announcement of FRUITVALE STATION, Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC are proud to announce that the universally acclaimed 20 FEET FROM STARDOM will also be available on DVD and Blu-Ray™ starting January 14, 2014. The smash hit film provides an intimate look at the lives of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

    After much success on the festival circuit, RADiUS-TWC released 20 FEET FROM STARDOMon June 14, 2013. As the highest grossing documentary of the year thus far, the film has already earned nearly $5 million at the box office.

    In his Huffington Post review, Marshall Fine proclaims “It's hard to imagine another documentary this year that will be as uplifting, entertaining and moving as Morgan Neville's 20 Feet From Stardom.” New York Magazine critic, David Edelstein calls the film “marvelous” and asserts “to watch and listen to Morgan Neville's marvelous portrait of sundry under-sung backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom, is to understand how many things Auto-Tune can't do, foremost among them change the pitch of a person's soul." Billboard Magazine’s Phil Gallo raves “It takes the ordinary and transforms it into the exceptional.”

    They are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. In this award-winningfilm, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love (known for her hit “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home”), Merry Clayton (whose voice haunts the classic 1969 track by the Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter”), Lisa Fischer, Claudia Lennear, Judith Hill and more. These are the triumphs and heartbreaks of music's greatest unsung talents, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances, and interviews with superstars Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder and Bette Midler. The film features rare archival footage of musical legends Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and Luther Vandross.

    20 FEET FROM STARDOM has a running time of 91 minutes and is rated PG-13 for some strong language and sexual material. DVD and Blu-Ray™ special features include deleted scenes, Q&A with Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and director Morgan Neville, and Short Film: The Buddy System.

    To learn more about the film, please visit www.twentyfeetfromstardom.com

    ABOUT RADiUS-TWC
    RADiUS-TWC is the boutique label from the Weinstein Company (TWC) and the first studio division dedicated to both multi-platform VOD and theatrical distribution. Utilizing both traditional and digital media, RADiUS-TWC brings the highest quality films and other specialty entertainment to a wider audience than ever before. Founded and led by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the label continues to develop innovative distribution strategies to make marquee content available to consumers where, when and how they want it. The label’s inaugural slate included such films as BACHELORETTE (the first multi-platform film to hit #1 on iTunes and the only multi-platform release to ever reach #4 for top Cable VOD performers) and Cannes competition entry ONLY GOD FORGIVES directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas. Recent releases include: Morgan Neville's audience favorite and the highest grossing documentary of 2013, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM; Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s LOVELACE; Zachary Heinzerling’s CUTIE AND THE BOXER (Sundance U.S. Documentary Directing Award), Jacob Kornbluth’s INEQUALITY FOR ALL (Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award); Jonathan Levine's long awaited horror debut ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE; Stacie Passon's CONCUSSION and Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut – MAN OF TAI CHI in which he also stars. In 2014, RADiUS’ slate features (among others): BLUE RUIN (winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival), Errol Morris’ THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, Mike Myers’ directorial debut – SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON and Alexandre Aja’s HORNS starring Daniel Radcliffe both of which premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

    ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
    Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray(tm) formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business,www.starz.com.

    20 FEET FROM STARDOM BLU-RAY ™

    Street date: January 14, 2014
    Pre-book: December 18, 2013
    Catalog #: BD60906
    UPC: 013132609065
    Run time: 91 Minutes
    Rating: PG-13
    SRP: $24.99
    Format: Widescreen
    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
    Audio: 5.1 DTSHD-MA

    20 FEET FROM STARDOM DVD

    Street date: January 14, 2014
    Pre-book: December 18, 2013
    Catalog #: WC60904
    UPC: 013132609041
    Run time: 91 Minutes
    Rating: PG-13
    SRP: $19.98
    Format: Widescreen
    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.40:1
    Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1






    “House Party: Tonight’s The Night”


    - The Party Continues as
    HOUSE PARTY: TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT
    ARRIVES ONTO DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    ON JULY 23 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP -


    Prepare to keep the party going all night as Warner Premiere’s “House Party: Tonight’s the Night,” the latest in the successful and hilarious “House Party” franchise, arrives onto DVD and Digital Download on July 23, 2013 from Warner Home Entertainment Group.

    HOUSE PARTY


    “House Party: Tonight’s the Night” stars Tequan Richmond (television’s “Everybody Hates Chris”), Zac Goodspeed (television’s “Modern Family,” “True Jackson, VP”), Rolonda Watts (television’s “Days of our Lives”), Christopher “Kid” Reed (“House Party”), Christopher “Play” Martin (“House Party”), Gary Anthony Williams (television’s “Weeds,” “Malcolm in the Middle”), and Tristin Mays (“Thunderstruck”).

    The film is directed by Darrin Scott (“Dark House”) from a script by Don D. Scott (“Barbershop,” “Barbershop 2: Back in Business”) and produced by Doug McHenry (“New Jack City,” “House Party 2,” “House Party 3”, television’s “Malcolm & Eddie”).

    “House Party: Tonight’s the Night” will be available on single disc DVD for $28.98. The DVD also includes UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray™ players.*

    SYNOPSIS
    Chris has it all worked out: he’s ready to leave high school behind and head to college in his sweet new ride. The problem is, he’ll be leaving behind his best friend and partner in rhyme, Dylan. And he still has to get with Autumn, the girl he’s had a crush on since second grade. The solution? Throw one last party where Chris and Dylan can show off their skills with words and women. But a little get-together becomes a hilariously epic disaster where anything can happen and anyone might turn up… including the original house partyers, Kid ‘n Play.

    DVD ELEMENTS
    “House Party: Tonight’s the Night” DVD contains the following special features:

    · House Party 5: Keepin’ it Old School – featurette
    · Deleted Scenes

    DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
    On July 23, “House Party: Tonight’s the Night” will be available for download from online retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

    The film will also available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

    ULTRAVIOLET
    *UltraViolet allows you to collect, watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices.

    BASICS
    PRODUCT SRP
    Single Disc DVD $28.98
    Standard Street Date: July 23, 2013
    DVD Languages:
    DVD Subtitles:
    Running Time:
    Rating: R for sexual content, crude humor, language, drug and alcohol use – all involving teens.

    DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
    The Credits

    About Warner Home Video
    A division of Warner Bros. Entertainment Group with operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, Village Roadshow, HBO Home Video, and New Line Home Entertainment.

    About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution
    A Division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD also distributes content through third party digital retailers and licensees. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio’s E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com. Twitter: @WBDigitalDist







    VENUS AND SERENA


    - Directed by Emmy® Nominee Maiken Baird (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer) and Michelle Major

    Starring Tennis Superstars Venus and Serena Williams
    Available on DVD and Blu-ray July 2, 2013 -


    “AN ENGAGING PORTRAIT THAT WINS THE GAME”
    – The Hollywood Reporter

    “WHAT IS ARGUABLY THE GREATEST STORY OF MODERN SPORTS”
    – USA Today

    Venus and Serena Williams


    View Trailer:
    http://youtu.be/3Jf8d04uyig

    For more info:
    http://www.magpictures.com/venusandserena/

    Synopsis
    Venus and Serena takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. With unprecedented access, the film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but with the help of visionary parents, made it to the top.

    Bonus Features
    --Deleted Scenes
    --Interview Director Maiken Baird
    --Interview Director Michelle Major
    --AXS TV: A Look at Venus and Serena
    --Trailer

    Blu-ray Disc
    Blu-ray Price: $29.98 SRP
    Street Date: July 2, 2013
    Running Time: 100 minutes
    Catalog #: 10566
    MPAA Rating: PG-13

    DVD
    DVD Price: $26.98 SRP
    Street Date: July 2, 2013
    Running Time: 100 minutes
    Catalog #: 10565
    MPAA Rating: PG-13

    About Magnolia Home Entertainment
    Magnolia Home Entertainment is the home video division of Magnolia Pictures. Launched in November 2005, the company releases a diversified slate of films both under Magnolia Home Entertainment and the Magnet Releasing label, including Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, Kevin Macdonald’s Marley, Rob Reiner’s TheMagic of Belle Isle, Andrew Rossi's New York Times documentary Page One, David Gelb’s Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Jay Baruchel’s Goon, the SXSW Official Selection Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, James Marsh’s Academy Award® winning Man on Wire and Academy Award® nominated documentary Food, Inc. Magnolia Home Entertainment is part of a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that includes distributor Magnolia Pictures, the Landmark Theatres chain, production companies HDNet Films and 2929 Productions, and high-definition cable networks AXS.tv and HDNet Movies. For more information visit http://www.magpictures.com.







    42

    ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAYÔ COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON JULY 16 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT


    - Blu-ray and Digital Download include exclusive behind the scenes interviews with Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman - All disc versions feature UltraVioletÔ -

    Burbank, CA, June 4, 2013 – Watch the true story of an American legend when “42” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on July 16 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures. Starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman as two men who changed baseball forever, “42” follows the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey and the great Jackie Robinson as they take a stand against racism and baseball’s infamous color line.

    42


    Directed by Academy® Award winner Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”), “42” also stars Nicole Beharie as Jackie’s beloved wife Rachel Robinson; Christopher Meloni as Leo Durocher; Andre Holland as Wendell Smith; Lucas Black as Pee Wee Reese; and Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca.

    “42” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the single disc DVD include UltraViolet which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.*

    SYNOPSIS
    Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men – the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey – whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.

    In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking – ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

    BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

    “42” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

    · Stepping into History
    · Full-Contact Baseball
    · The Legacy of the Number 42

    “42” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

    · Stepping into History

    DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

    On July 16, “42” will be available for download from online retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.

    The film will also be available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

    ULTRAVIOLET

    *UltraViolet allows you to collect, watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices.

    BASICS

    PRODUCT SRP
    Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
    Single disc Amaray (WS) $28.98
    Standard Street Date: July 16, 2013
    DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
    BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
    DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
    BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
    Running Time: 128 minutes
    Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements including language
    DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
    The Credits

    About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.






    Summoned
    street date: 6/18/13


    DVD Release Fact Sheet

    Synopsis: Recently divorced artist LAURA lives a quiet life in Marin County, spending time preparing for an upcoming show. One day she sees a news story that a man, NATHAN, has been found dead, suspected of having jumped off the roof of his San Francisco apartment building. Something about this bothers her, and we follow her to a local retirement home, where she tells her friend FRANK what happened.

    It turns out that Laura, Frank and Nathan all served on the jury for one of San Francisco’s most high profile cases: EVAN BARBER, an infamous serial killer known as the Midnight Murderer. The jury ultimately found Evan guilty and he was executed soon after. While the authorities are quick to dismiss Nathan’s death as a suicide, Laura is suspicious. When Frank also turns up dead, the coincidence is too great to ignore. She starts looking into Nathan’s last days, and learns that he’d been working on a book about his experiences, and re-examining some of the evidence from the case. Meanwhile Laura starts to get the feeling that someone, or something, is following her. Could she be next?

    Summoned


    CAST

    Cuba Gooding, Jr. "Pearl Harbor", "Jerry McQuire", "As Good As It Gets"
    Ashley Scott "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", "Into the Blue"
    Bailey Chase "Longmire"
    Kristen Kerr "Old School"

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
    Widescreen Presentation
    English 5.1 Dolby Surround Audio
    English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio
    Stills Gallery
    Director and Producer Commentary
    Extended Promo Trailer
    Spanish Subtitles

    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2012
    Title Copyright: © 2013 Hybrid, LLC
    Genre: Horror, Thriller
    Rating: PG-13 For some violence, disturbing images and a scene of sexuality.
    Closed Captioned: English
    Subtitles: Spanish
    DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
    Running Time: 90 Minutes
    DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Surround Audio and 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio
    Pre-Order Date: 5/22/13

    Street Date: 6/18/13
    DVD Catalog Number: 43185
    UPC Code: 031398169130
    Trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BchRdElO41k





    "LUV"
    Common, Danny Glover and Meagan Good Star in Riveting Drama


    DVD or digital copy available on April 2nd, 2013

    An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story featuring standout performances by Common, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Charles S. Dutton, Meagan Good and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr.

    Watch the trailer here:
    http://youtu.be/GJLsTwz8tT4

    LUV


    LUV


    Synopsis
    A special day of bonding takes a dark and dangerous detour for an 11-year-old boy when his uncle’s violent past dramatically changes both their futures in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story featuring standout performances by Common, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Charles S. Dutton and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr. With his mother in rehab and his father out of the picture, young Woody Watson (Michael Rainey Jr.) lives with his grandmother (Lonette McKee) in suburban Baltimore and longs for his family to be reunited. His charismatic Uncle Vincent (Common) has just returned home after eight years in prison, determined to straighten out his life by opening a high-end crab shack.

    One morning, instead of dropping Woody off at school, Vincent decides to give the boy a tutorial on how a man gets things done. After a trip to a tailor to get Woody a customfitted suit, the pair heads to the bank to sign off on the loan Vincent needs to fulfill his dreams. But when a problem with the collateral puts the brakes on Vincent’s plans, his lack of legitimate business experience and his criminal record leave him with no good options. Desperate not to lose his only chance at success, Vincent throws back in with his former associates, convinced that one last score will set him free. With Woody in tow, he plunges into the violent world he thought he had escaped, running a drug deal for his exemployer, Baltimore crime boss Mr. Fish (Dennis Haysbert) and Fish’s brother Arthur (Danny Glover).

    In the course of one harrowing day, Woody comes face to face with double-crossing thugs and brutal turf wars, and sees his beloved uncle in a tragic and frightening new light. Ultimately, the boy will have to decide whether to follow his flawed hero…or become his own man.

    Connect with LUV
    http://luvthefilm.com/index.html
    http://www.facebook.com/LUVTheFilm
    http://twitter.com/LUVTHEFILM





    THE COALITION
    Available on DVD and Blu-Ray February 5, 2013


    Co-Written and Produced by Terrell Suggs (NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2012; Baltimore Ravens)

    Starring Adrienne Bailon (“The Cheetah Girls” Franchise, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “That's So Raven”), Denyce Lawton (“Tyler Perry's House of Payne”), Golden Globe Nominee Jackée Harry (“Sister, Sister,” “Everybody Hates Chris”), Nadine Ellis (“Let’s Stay Together”), Shanti Lowry (“The Game”), J.R. Ramirez (“Tyler Perry's House of Payne”)

    Synopsis
    Dating a professional athlete opens up an A-list whirlwind of VIP nightclubs, charity galas, upscale spas, and lavish gifts - but it can also lead to a world of deception, cheating and heartache. A group of women form an unlikely alliance to get revenge on a superstar baller and his friends for playing them. For these playboys used to getting whatever they want when they want it - all that’s about to change. But in this game of who’s playing who, some discover that revenge has a price all its own.

    THE COALITION


    https://www.facebook.com/TheCoalitionFilm

    About Magnolia Home Entertainment
    Magnolia Home Entertainment is the home video division of Magnolia Pictures. Launched in November 2005, the company releases a diversified slate of films both under Magnolia Home Entertainment and the Magnet Releasing label, including Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, Kevin Macdonald’s Marley, Rob Reiner’s The Magic of Belle Isle,Andrew Rossi's New York Times documentary Page One, David Gelb’s Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Jay Baruchel’s Goon, the SXSW Official Selection Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, James Marsh’s Academy Award® winning Man on Wire and Academy Award® nominated documentary Food, Inc. Magnolia Home Entertainment is part of a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that includes distributor Magnolia Pictures, the Landmark Theatres chain, production companies HDNet Films and 2929 Productions, and high-definition cable networks AXS.tv and HDNet Movies. For more information visit http://www.magpictures.com.





    Caught On Tape February 5, 2013 DVD Release Fact Sheet


    A young boy, a video camera, and a bank robbery gone wrong, set the stage for this hip-hop musical drama. With nothing to go on but video footage, Detectives Roberts (Malik Yoba) and Detectives Brown (David Marciano) try to piece together the crime by interrogating the one surviving crewmember Mark (Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones). As the inquiries build, pieces start to come together, and the story unfolds, inadvertently revealing a major conspiracy to the heist, when Mark finds out he was, “Caught on Tape,” or was he?

    Caught On Tape Caught On Tape Caught On Tape Caught On Tape Caught On Tape
    Caught On Tape Caught On Tape Caught On Tape Caught On Tape Caught On Tape


    CAST
    Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones Member of hip-hop group Onyx, Flight of Phoenix, TV’s “Blade”

    Vivica A. Fox Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2, Independence Day

    Cedric The Entertainer Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (voice of Maurice)

    Ian Somehalder TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”

    David Marciano TV’s Homeland

    Bokeem Woodbine Total Recall, TV’s “Southland”

    Malik Yoba My Girlfriend’s Back, Tyler Perry’s Why I Did Get Married?

    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
    · Widescreen Presentation
    · Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    · Stills Gallery
    · Spanish Subtitles

    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2012
    Title Copyright: © 2013 Hybrid, LLC
    Type: Urban Action Musical
    Genre: Action & Adventure
    Rating: R
    Closed Captioned: English
    Subtitles: Spanish
    DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
    Running Time: 65 Minutes
    DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Surround Sound
    Street Date: 2/5/13
    DVD Catalog Number: 42067
    UPC Code: 031398165095





    On August 28, 2012 - Lionsgate will distribute the feature film, "Changing the Game", on DVD.


    - “This modern morality play of Shakespearean proportions packs an emotional punch while sending a sobering message about what really matters most.”
    Kam Williams, Newsblaze.com -

    “Suspenseful, intriguing, wise and genuinely heartfelt.”
    Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru


    On August 28, 2012 Lionsgate will distribute the feature film, "Changing the Game", on DVD.

    FACTS BELOW:

    Credits: Tony Todd (Candyman, 24, The Event); Sean Riggs (Stomp the Yard) and actor/rapper Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones (A Day in the Life, Blade: The Series, Law & Order, NCIS: LA) and Irma P. Hall (Soul Food). Co-writer / Director: Rel Dowdell

     Lionsgate's


    Synopsis:
    An epic tale about a supremely intelligent young African-American male who rises from the ferocious and oppressive streets of North Philadelphia to being a shining star in the lucrative world of high finance at Wall Street's most prestigious firm. However, he soon finds that the white-collar world is filled with crime and death just like the drug-filled hood he left behind. His only chance of survival is to fully integrate a mysterious gift from a slain childhood friend fully into the fabric of his character.

    Studio: Philly First Entertainment
    Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
    DVD Item# 32726
    DVD UPC Code: 031398155232
    Order date: 8/1/12
    Street Date: 8/28/12
    Rating: R
    Screen Format: Widescreen
    Language: English
    Subtitles: Spanish
    Run Time: 103 minutes
    Genre: Thriller





    BISHOP T.D. JAKES’ “WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED!: ON THE 7TH DAY,” RELEASES ON DVD, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL


    Synopsis: David (Underwood) and Kari (Leal) Ames seem to have the perfect life until their young daughter is kidnapped, and over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that threatens to destroy their marriage and divide their lives. As they race against time to find their child, who is believed to have been abducted by a serial killer that symbolically murders his victims ‘On the 7th Day,’ a series of secrets unveil a troubling past, putting their marriage and their future in jeopardy.

    WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED!


    Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day is directed by award-winning filmmaker Neema Barnette, produced and distributed by Codeblack Enterprises and executive produced by T.D. Jakes for T.D.J Enterprises. Surpassing industry expectations, the Barnette film earned $6,376 per screen beating “The Hunger Games” finishing as the #1 independent feature its opening weekend.

    The film has a run time of 101 minutes and is rated PG-13 for Sexuality, Drug and Alcohol Content, Mature Thematic Material, Language and Violence. Priced at $29.95 (BD) and $19.97 (DVD), Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day will be available at major retailers and online wherever DVD’s are sold.

    * Official Film Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGP4ON7SkOI

    * Official Film Site: www.tdjakeswtalmovie.com

    * Official Film Facebook: facebook.com/WomanThouArtLoosed7thDay

    (BOX ART ATTACHED)
    Studio: Codeblack Enterprises
    DVD Item#: CM9126DVD
    DVD UPC Code: 883476091266
    DVD SRP: $19.97
    Blu-Ray Item #: CM9127BD
    Blu-Ray UPC: 883476091273
    Blu-Ray SRP: $29.95
    Order Date for All: 7/24/12
    Street Date: 9/4/12
    Rating: PG-13
    Screen Format: Widescreen
    Language: English
    Run Time: 101 minutes
    Genre: Thriller





    SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP


    - Director Ice T’s Critically-Lauded Documentary Debuts on DVD, Digital, and Video on September 18th -

    what goes on inside the minds and erupts from the pens of rap legends, when Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, Ice-T’s critically-acclaimed film, debuts on DVD, Digital, and Video on Demand on September 18th. Directed and hosted by rap legend Ice-T, the release of The Art of Rap on DVD follows the documentary’s premier at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and successful theatrical runs in the United States and England.

    SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP


    A performance documentary about the runaway juggernaut that is hip-hop, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap features some of the genre’s biggest talents, including Chuck D, Grandmaster Caz, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Melle Mel, Q-Tip, Redman, Mos Def, Afrika Bambaataa, B Real, Immortal Technique, Ice Cube, MC Lyte, Nas, Dr. Dre, KRS One, Common and Kanye West.

    The film has won raves from hip-hop specialists and more mainstream media alike. Allhiphop.com’s Tim Sanchez wrote, “Ice-T has produced one of the finest and most detailed film documentaries about Hip-Hop in existence…a source of inspiration and education for all Hip-Hop fans young and old.” Time Out London’s Tom Huddleston wrote, “On the big screen, the sheer force and energy of these poets is extraordinary. These guys are legends for a reason.”

    BACKGROUND
    “Rap is an American art form and it needs respect,” Ice-T said in a recent interview with Hip-Hop Weekly. “I wanted to do a film that makes people totally understand how great it is to me. Rap saved my life. So I called my friends up and asked if they’d be in my movie: ‘I’m not gonna ask you about the money, the cars, the jewelry, the beef. I just wanna ask you about the craft.’ It was a labor of love.”

    DIRECTOR: Ice-T
    CO-DIRECTOR: Andy Baybutt
    LANGUAGE: English
    GENRE: Documentary
    RUN-TME: 111 Minutes
    STUDIO: Indomina Releasing
    RATING: R

    BONUS FEATURES:
    Commentaries by Ice-T and producer Paul Toogood

    Outtakes featuring Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, Kanye West, KRS-One, Busy Bee, Craig G., Jim Jones, Too Short, Diabolic, CNN, Trigga Da Gambler and Smooth Da Hustler, Just-Ice, Freddie Foxx, Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, King Tee.

    “The Making Of Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap.” A Historical Perspective with Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, Assistant Professor, Black Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    QR Code inside packaging unlocks additional bonus features online.

    Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
    Available 9/18 in DVD & Digital Video Formats Indomina
    www.theartofrap.com
    www.facebook.com/artofrap
    www.twitter.com/artofrap





    African Consciousness


    My Website consist of a wide collection of lectures and documenties on DVD by many great black historians, scholors.groits and others. Over the weekend of Labor day 2012 I'll be visiting family and friends in youngstown. I'll have with me a a large collection of wholesale DVD's that may interest you, your family or others. peace and love, Bro. Sah Bey

    AFRICAN CONSCIOUSNESS


    www.africanmoorishlectures.com






    WE THE PARTY
    Written and Directed by Mario Van Peebles
    Available on VOD on July 19, 2012 and In Stores July 31, 2012


    “Message to Teenagers: There’s More to Life Than Bling" – NYTimes.com

    "A Mario Van Peebles film, you really don't need much more than that to go see it. Especially when you add Tiny Lister, Snoop Dogg, Ben J, and almost the entire Van Peebles family." – Vibe.com

    "It's hard to dislike Party; the tempo is brisk and the message — that success stems from more than a car and bling — is hard to argue against. It should resonate with any parents coping with high school kids, particularly rowdy boys." --USAToday.com


    LOS ANGELES (July 2, 2012) – XLrator Media proudly announces the VOD and DVD release of WE THE PARTY. Written and directed by Mario Van Peebles, WE THE PARTY takes a close look at today’s youth culture. The film stars Snoop Dogg, YG, The New Boyz, The Rej3ctz, The Pink Dollaz, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tiny Lister, Melvin Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles, Simone Battle, Moises Arias, Orlando Brown and Quincy Brown.

    WE THE PARTY


    The film is available on VOD on all providers on July 19, 2012, and in stores on July 31, 2012 at an SRP of $20.99 for the DVD and $26.99 for the DVD/Blu-Ray combo.

    A revealing look at contemporary youth culture, writer-director Mario Van Peebles’ WE THE PARTY shows teenagers as they are, not as adults would like them to be. Set amidst the latest trends in music, dance and fashion, WE THE PARTY is a colorful, cutting-edge comedy set in an ethnically diverse Los Angeles high school during America’s first black president. The film focuses on five friends as they deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves. Evoking such classic teen comedies as The Breakfast Club and House Party but with an attitude and style all its own, WE THE PARTY captures the hopes, confusion, challenges and dreams of today’s teenagers as they plunge headlong into an uncertain future.

    The DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include a feature-length commentary by writer-director Mario Van Peebles and actors Mandela Van Peebles and Makaylo Van Peebles, 4 music videos from the film (“Truth,” “She’s a Vegan,” “A Light at the End of the Tunnel,” and “Forever”), and the theatrical trailer.

    WE THE PARTY was released in theaters on April 6, 2012 by XLrator Media in association with MVP Filmz.

    Connect with We The Party online at www.Facebook.com/wethepartymovie, www.Twitter.com/Wethepartymovie, www.Youtube.com/wethepartymovie and www.Statigr.am/wethepartymovie

    WE THE PARTY –Specifications
    Running Time: 104 Minutes
    Rated: R
    Street Date: July 31, 2012
    Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
    SRP: $20.99 for the DVD and $26.99 for the DVD/Blu-Ray Combo
    Aspect Ratio: 16x9 1.79

    Special Features: Feature-length commentary by writer-director Mario Van Peebles and actors Mandela Van Peebles and Makaylo Van Peebles, 4 music videos from the film (“Truth,” “She’s a Vegan,” “A Light at the End of the Tunnel,” and “Forever”), and the theatrical trailer.

    ABOUT XLRATOR MEDIA, LLC
    XLrator Media, LLC is a multi-platform releasing company founded by industry veteran Barry Gordon. It is focused on acquiring feature films, event programming and libraries, in addition to producing programming for enthusiast genres and categories that are under-served by the major studios and most independents. Recent XLrator Media releases include Ironclad, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Bunraku, Killing Bono and the Sundance documentary Knuckle. Upcoming releases include Mario Van Peebles’ We The Party and 96 Minutes, both opening in theaters April 2012.

    ABOUT MVP FILMZ
    MVP Filmz’ founder Mario Van Peebles believes there are three loves in your life: Love what you do, love who you do it with and love what you say with it. With his new coming of age film, WE THE PARTY, he gets to do all three. In addition to directing and acting in features, Van Peebles is passionate about supporting education and eco- consciousness through media. With his reality show “Mario’s Green House,” Mario got to team up with his kids and his filmmaker father Melvin Van Peebles. The show chronicled the Van Peebles family’s often-humorous attempts to raise their eco- consciousness as they try to go green in Hollywood. “We never got to the full green, more like Olive green,” jokes Van Peebles. With Bring Your “A” Game, Van Peebles encourages young brothers to resist the pop culture of anti-intellectualism and educate themselves beyond conventional academics. His documentary Fair Game? explores such topics as the prison industrial complex as a form of modern day slavery, and eco-apartheid.

    A graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University, Van Peebles worked for two years for New York’s Department of Environmental Protection before moving to Hollywood to act, write, and direct.

    “It’s called ‘show business’ not ‘show arts.’ I needed the business savvy to turn what I love into a career,” says Van Peebles. After three years of saving and sleeping on a kitchen floor, Van Peebles got his first break acting in Heartbreak Ridge opposite Clint Eastwood. He took that money and funded his first short film. Soon after he was directing episodic TV including his own series for NBC produced by Stephen J. Cannell called Sonny Spoon. His theatrical directing debut was the urban gangster hit New Jack City, which became Warner Brothers’ most profitable movie of 1991. Van Peebles followed up with his multi-cultural western, Posse.

    Van Peebles then directed and produced Panther, while his father wrote and produced it. Panther is the story of the Black Panther Party’s rise to power. The film became a political classic, earning both controversy and awards including the Locarno Film Festival’s Silver Leopard award.

    BAADASSSSS!, Van Peebles’ odyssey about the making of his father’s groundbreaking film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was one of Ebert and Roeper’s 10 best movies of the year for 2004.

    Recently, Van Peebles directed and acted in All Things Fall Apart alongside 50 Cent and Ray Liotta. He also directed Redemption Road, about two men on a spiritual journey with Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Skerritt.

    Van Peebles received critical acclaim for his portrayal of political icon Malcolm X alongside Will Smith in Michael Mann’s Ali. When not doing features, Van Peebles directs award winning shows like “Damages,” “Lost” and “Boss.”





    MEETING EVIL


    “Samuel L. Jackson has never been this Terrifying.” ~ Ryan McLelland, Aint It Cool News

    Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Wilson and Leslie Bibb Star in the Intense, Psychological Thriller Debuting on DVD and Digital July 24th, 2012


    CULVER CITY, CALIF. (May 29, 2012) – Academy Award® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Best Supporting Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels, Legally Blonde) star in the action thriller MEETING EVIL, debuting on DVD and Digital July 24th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The action-packed, edge-of-your-seat suspenseful film also stars Leslie Bibb (Iron Man 2, Zookeeper) and Peyton List (TV’s “Mad Men”) in the story of a family man who meets a stranger in need of his help… and then must protect his family when the stranger turns out to represent unspeakable evil.

    MEETING EVIL


    Synopsis:
    Samuel L. Jackson and Luke Wilson star in MEETING EVIL, an intense psychological thriller that will bring you face to face with pure terror. Jackson is Richie, a mysterious stranger who shows up at John’s (Wilson) door asking for help with his car. All too soon, the mild-mannered John discovers he has become an unwilling passenger, trapped in a murderous ride through town and deep into the countryside. When Richie decides to pay a visit to John’s wife (Leslie Bibb) and kids, John has no choice but to confront this sadistic and unpredictable killer - But saving his family will ultimately come at a terrible price.

    Screenplay and directed by Chris Fisher from the novel by Thomas Berger, MEETING EVIL was produced by Brad Krevoy, Justin Bursch and Mike Callaghan.

    MEETING EVIL has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated R for violent content and language.

    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries.

    For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/





    This is Civilization


    Debuts on DVD from Athena June 19, 2012
    “Illuminating dash through the history of culture” —The Independent
    “Entirely riveting” —The Observer


    Silver Spring, MD — Following the common threads of inspiration and influence that link diverse art movements over centuries and continents, This Is Civilization, debuts on DVD from Athena on June 19, 2012. Artist and broadcaster Matthew Collings travels from London to Beijing in this sweeping four-part series and contemporary update of the BBC’s landmark 1969 series Civilization, with an expanded focus on non-Western art. The program was shot on location in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, China, Turkey, Egypt, and the U.S. and aired on the Ovation Channel in March 2009. This is Civilization includes a 12-page viewer’s guide with articles including Muse vs. Master, Living in the Material World, and the Art of War, as well as biographies of featured artists (DVD 2-vol. boxed set, $39.99, (www.athenalearning.com).

    This is Civilization


    Collings traces the currents of emotion, money, and politics that shaped art through the centuries as he walks the halls of London’s Tate Gallery, the temples of ancient Egypt, a munitions-factory-turned-art space in Beijing, and other locales. As Collings shows, intricate patterns on mosques exude the same unifying aesthetic found in Jackson Pollock’s paintings, and kitschy reprints of Mao Zedong echo the devotional zeal of medieval church mosaics. At the same time, cultural forces as diverse as fascism and Christianity leave their own distinctive stamps on the art of their eras.

    Broadcaster, critic, and author Matthew Collings has written extensively on contemporary art and hosted television programs including This Is Modern Art and Beautiful Equations. A classically trained artist, he collaborates with his wife, Emma Biggs, on abstract paintings.

    Episodes: Ye Gods; Feelings; Save Our Souls; Uncertainty

    BONUS FEATURES: 12-page viewer’s guide with articles including Muse vs. Master, Living in the Material World, and the Art of War; biographies of featured artists; plus discussion questions and more at athenalearning.com

    Street: June 19, 2012 SRP: $39.99
    DVD 2-Vol. Boxed Set: 4 episodes; approx. 192 min.; SDH subtitles
    Contains nudity.

    Athena releases provide an authoritative and entertaining learning experience through high quality, informative, non-fiction programming. 2011 Athena releases included: The Making of the President: The 1960s, Discovering Hamlet, The Battle for Marjah, Joseph Campbell: Mythos III, and Art of the Western World. 2012 releases include Bill Moyers: Capitol Crimes and Amazing Grace, In Their Own Words, The Windsors, Time Team, Treasure Houses of Britain, Secret War, Battlefield Detectives and The Code. Clips available at www.athenalearning.com. Athena’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com





    IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE HILARIOUS MUSICAL COMEDY “SHE’S NOT OUR SISTER” FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD


    A Beloved Father’s Passing Takes His Family On A Roller Coaster Ride Towards Redemption

    "She's Not Our Sister" - Official Trailer
    http://youtu.be/pqdfGgeWIZI

    CHATSWORTH, CA – Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is proud to announce the release of “She’s Not Our Sister,” playwright Johnnie Johnsons’ biting, bickering and hilarious musical comedy, to the Home Entertainment arena. An All-Star cast including Kellita Smith (“The Bernie Mac Show”), Drew Sidora (“The Game”), Azur-De (Somebody Help Me 2), Christian Keyes (Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail), Clifton Powell (Ray), Tony Grant (“Why Did I Get Married” and “A Madea Christmas” stage plays) and Jazsmin Lewis (“Meet the Browns”) brings this contemporary tale of family, tragedy and triumph to life.

    SHE’S NOT OUR SISTER


    “She’s Not Our Sister” is the highest-rated GMC World Premiere Gospel Play to date; and has since become a hit GMC television series titled, “She’s Still Not Our Sister.” “She’s Not Our Sister” will be released on DVD and Digital Download with an on-sale date of May 1, 2012 at an SRP of $14.98, pre order date is April 3, 2012.

    Sibling relationships are complicated--on a good day; but when three sisters learn that their estranged father may have left them a multi-million dollar inheritance, fireworks really ignite! Oh, and then there’s the half-sister they soon discover was one of their father’s deep secrets!

    Directed by Vernon Snoop Robinson, this powerful, intimate and inspiring musical stage play demonstrates the range of emotions the sisters experience as they attempt to deal with the unexpected death of their father, long-buried family secrets, and the shocking revelation of an extra-marital affair that nearly exploded their parents’ seemingly idyllic marriage. Questions of family loyalty, honesty and acceptance are raised; tempered by the realization that maybe love can conquer all.

    ABOUT ONE VILLAGE ENTERTAINMENT
    Launched in 2007, One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, is devoted to the development, production and acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries and music content targeting the African-American consumer and urban market. The programming is distributed across multiple platforms including theatrical, broadcast, Blu-ray™/DVD and digital streaming and downloading.

    Among the more than 50 titles that carry the One Village imprimatur are live stand-up performances featuring Kevin Hart and Charlie Murphy, documentaries 2 Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay and Soulmate, and the feature films American Violet starring Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard and the acclaimed theatrical romantic comedy Russ Parr’s 35 & Ticking. Bestsellers in the One Village line also include the stage play production Love in the Nick of Tyme by David E. Talbert, who is described by Variety as "the acknowledged kingpin of urban musicals."

    About Image Entertainment:
    Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,700 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 300 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to approximately 2,200 video programs and approximately 500 audio titles containing more than 5,700 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to http://www.image-entertainment.com.

    She’s Not Our Sister DVD
    Genre: Musical, Family/Kids, Urban, Performing Arts, Stage Plays
    Year: 2011
    Rating: Not Rated
    Language: English
    SRP: $14.98
    Street Date: 05/01/2012
    Pre-Book Date: 04/03/2012
    Length: 90 Minutes
    UPC: 014381792324
    Cat#: SWR7923DVD
    Special Features: Photo Gallery





























black city info



 




Terms of Use    Privacy Policy