Home Entertainment releases w/c 25th May

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to post Strike Media’s list of dvds, Blu-rays and digital releases heading your way soon.

Check out the list right here:

I See You
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Video
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Format: Blu-ray & Digital

Behind the seemingly perfect Harper household, Greg (Jon Tenney, True Detective), the lead investigator of a child abduction case, is struggling to come to terms with the recent infidelity of his wife Jackie (Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets). The already strained family harmony is further threatened when Connor (Judah Lewis, The Babysitter), their son, appears to be the victim of a mysterious malevolent presence in their house. As the secrets start to unravel, the plot threads prove to be more interlinked than it would appear at first glance.

Available on AmazoniTunes
The Lighthouse
Release Date: 25th May Digital, DVD 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hynotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Available on iTunes
By Light Of Desert Night
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Alarm Pictures
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Format: Digital

April and her two school besties are re-united for one last camping trip to Raven Rock, ahead of her small town ‘wedding of the year’ to high school sweetheart Richie. However, events unfold that expose their seemingly solid relationships as a dark web of jealousy, deceit and betrayal. Whether or not Raven Rock truly holds a mystical energy or the only evil in the desert comes from the girls themselves – the harsh reality behind the girls’ friendship is revealed and sets them on a path of destruction.

Available on Amazon, Sky, Virgin, iTunes & Microsoft
Queen & Slim
Release Date: 25th May Digital, DVD 8th June
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Digital

From Emmy®-winning writer Lena Waithe and Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas, comes the unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim. On a first date, a black man and woman are stopped by a policeman over a minor traffic infraction. As the situation spirals, the man kills the officer in self-defense, forcing the two to go on the run. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives discover themselves in the most dire of circumstances, forging a powerful love that reveals their shared humanity and shapes the rest of their lives.

Available on iTunes
Jinn
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital

17-year-old Summer’s world is turned upside down when her mother, Jade, abruptly converts to Islam, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity.

Available on iTunes
 Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series 4
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Network Distributing
Format: Blu-Ray & DVD
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of a genuinely iconic series, we present Monty Python’s Flying Circus, starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin in all its HD glory! This unrivalled restoration has been produced from the best available materials, painstakingly restored, and terror and destruction are sure to follow.

Previously edited sketches have been returned to their original length, while filmed sequences and Terry Gilliam’s animations have been newly scanned in High Definition, adding unimaginable depth and clarity to classic moments.

From the archive come genuine rarities including previously unseen studio outtakes and extended versions of filmed sketch material, making this the ultimate in television restoration and a must-have for every generation of Python fan!

Available on Amazon & Network On Air
Abduction
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: Digital

This pulse-pounding thriller pits two strangers against a nefarious alien force, with the future of mankind hanging in the balance.

Available on iTunes
Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword
Release Date: 25th May Digital,  6th July DVD
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD & Digital

Based on the ever-popular European children’s book and TV series, Vic the little Viking stars in his first feature length film – his biggest and most colourful adventure yet!

Produced by one of Europe’s leading animation production companies, Studio 100 (Maya the Bee, Heidi), Vic the smallest of all the Vikings, proves you don’t have to be big to be brave when he ventures to a dangerous land to save the life of his Mum, who has been turned to solid gold by an ancient curse.  Can he succeed, and become a giant among his people?

Available on AmazoniTunes
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Format: Digital

Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys star in this biographical drama about children’s television presenter Fred Rogers (Hanks). Assigned to write an article about heroes, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Rhys) interviews much-loved broadcaster Fred Rogers, star of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’. Struggling with problems in his personal life, Lloyd doubts the authenticity of the kindly presenter, but when he seizes the opportunity to get Fred’s opinion on his family issues, he begins to see what everyone else sees in Mister Rogers.

Available on iTunes
Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Universal Pictures
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Format: DVD

IT’S THE ADVENTURE BAY 500 and legendary race car driver, The Whoosh, can’t compete!The pups speed into action to help Marshall take the wheel against cheating rival, The Cheetah, for the championship trophy in this ALL-NEW PAW PATROL MOVIE!

Available on Amazon
Snowpiercer
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Format: Blu-Ray & DVD
After a failed global-warming experiment, a post-apocalyptic Ice Age has killed off nearly all life on the planet. All that remains of humanity are the lucky few survivors that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system has evolved aboard the train, fiercely dividing its population—but a revolution is brewing. The lower-class passengers in the tail section stage an uprising, moving car-by-car up toward the front of the train, where the train’s creator and absolute authority resides in splendor. But unexpected circumstances lie in wait for humanity’s tenacious survivors…
Available on Amazon
Pink Films Vol. 3 & 4
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Third Window
Format: Blu-ray / with DVD – Double Play

The debut film of the director of the international hit comedy SHALL WE DANCE (1996) follows the Mamiya family after the latest arrival of the voluptuous new bride of over-sexed eldest son Kôichi. Kazuo sees his new sister-in-law as a source of release from study stress, while his sister Akiko, after donning her Office Lady uniform heads straight to a workplace that offers much more in the way of financial incentive. Suo’s only ever pink film is a bawdy pastiche of the works of Ozu Yasujirô, presenting this far-from-typical family through idiosyncratic editing and compositional.

Blue Film Woman is a feverish mishmash of horror, blackmail sexploitation and trippy nightclub sequences revolving around the daughter of a stockbroker who is brought to his knees by an unexpected financial crash. In order to stave off bankruptcy, he offers up his wife to his sleazy, reptilian creditor Uchiyama who, after prodding and pawing over her, locks her up in the shed at the bottom of the garden where his mentally challenged son Hiroshi lurks in the attic.

Available on Amazon
Just Mercy
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Warner Bros
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Format: DVD & Digital
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
Available on Amazon & iTunes
The Final Wish
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: Digital
Be careful what you wish for because every wish comes at a price. Following the death of his father, Aaron (MICHAEL WELCH) returns to his hometown to help his devastated mother (LIN SHAYE) pack up his father’s belongings. Discovering one item of unknown origin, Aaron soon comes to believe wishes are being granted but as he approaches his final wish, he realises that a dark genie known as a Djinn will claim his life and soul once THE FINAL WISH has been granted.
Available on iTunes
Police Squad!
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Mediumrare
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. Here are six. Join Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) and Capt. Ed Hocken (Alan North) as they solve the toughest cases – full of all the sight-gags, puns, and nonsequiturs that made the series famous! Created by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, who gave us other classics such as Flying High! and The Naked Gun series. Be an eye-witness to all the comedic action for the first time in stunning High Definition.
Available on Amazon
Screamers 
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd
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Format: Blu-Ray
101 Films presents Screamers (1995), an action-packed sci-fi thriller starring Peter Weller (Robocop), based on Philip K. Dick’s short story Second Variety, and title 013 on the 101 Films Black Label. Set on a war-ravaged mining planet in 2078, ‘Screamers’ are manmade killing machines, employed by The Alliance against the soldiers of the New Economic Bloc, burrowing underground and dispatching the enemy with brutal efficiency. As the respective sides seek to negotiate an end to hostilities, a new enemy emerges.
Available on Amazon
Rabid
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd
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Format: Blu-Ray

An enduringly tense and gruesome horror that marked a landmark in David Cronenberg’s early career, Rabid (1977) is title 009 on 101 Films’ Black Label. This double Blu-ray is stacked with extras, including Part 1 of a new feature length documentary on Canadian horror film.

Available on Amazon
Wyatt Earp
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd
Format: DVD

Wyatt Earp is one of the best lawmen in the West and a first-rate gunfighter. But he is a conflicted individual who is haunted by what he was taught early in his career; never, ever shoot first. But even a good man learns that sometimes, rules must be broken to survive.

Available on Amazon
Flavia the Heretic
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray

The most notoriously graphic and nasty descent into the nunsploitation genre with Gianfranco Mingozzi’s unforgettable masterpiece of shock cinema that is FLAVIA THE HERETIC starring the legend of arthouse and grindhouse Italian cinema , the sensuously beautiful Florinda Bolkan. Includes extras.

Available on Amazon
And Then We Danced
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Saffron Hill
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Format: DVD

Passionate about dance, young Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has trained at the National Georgian Dance Ensemble since childhood. His sole aim in life; to join the Main Dance Ensemble, break free from the confines of Georgian society and travel the world. When a dancer in the main ensemble is disgraced and his place becomes available, Merab’s ambitions finally feel within reach.

When Irakli (Bachi Valishvili), a virile, talented male dancer unexpectedly joins his group, Merab fears the newcomer is the only thing standing between him and his dreams. Charismatic and carefree, Irakli, has an effect on Merab that he can’t quite explain. As they compete, Irakli becomes both Merab’s fiercest rival and strongest desire, a desire that, in conservative Georgian society, threatens to throw his dance career, livelihood and family into turmoil.

With a breath-taking central performance from breakout star Levan Gelbakhiani, Levan Akin’s luminous AND THEN WE DANCED explores forbidden desire, ambition and liberation set against the backdrop of traditionalist Tblisi.

Available on Amazon
Blood Tide
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Video
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Format: Blu-Ray & Digital

Terror strikes in paradise as Academy Award-winning actors James Earl Jones, José Ferrer and Lila Kedrova star in this thrilling tale of sea monsters and sacrificial virgins, from the people that brought you the notoriously gruesome Island of Death!

When treasure hunter Frye (James Earl Jones) accidentally awakens an ancient sea monster that has been lying dormant on a Greek island, the inhabitants are forced to resume the practice of sacrificing virgins in order to placate the demonic creature. Meanwhile a couple, Neil and Sherry, arrive on the island in search of Neil’s missing sister, Madeline.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
White Fire
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray & Digital
Robert Ginty (The Exterminator) and Belinda Mayne (Krull) play Bo and Inga, brother and sister jewel thieves who target the legendary White Fire diamond a priceless rock so hot it actually burns those who try to lay their hands on it!

When tragedy strikes, Bo undertakes an outrageous plan involving plastic surgery and explosives to infiltrate the mine where the diamond awaits. Bo s plan hits an unexpected snag with the arrival of smooth-talking badass Noah Barclay, played by Fred Williamson (From Dusk Til Dawn). Noah’s hunting for a missing prostitute and he thinks Bo and Inga hold the key to her disappearance!

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Spring Night Summer Night
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
With its non-professional cast, this sensitive drama, which explores the intimate relationship between a coal-miner’s daughter and her half-brother, is American independent cinema’s closest relation to Italian Neorealism. Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a beautiful new restoration, Joseph L Anderson’s film played international festivals in 2019 to great acclaim.
Available on Amazon
Watermelon Man
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
A bigoted, white salesman (played by stand-up comedian Godfrey Cambridge) wakes up one morning to find he has become black. Although it has been somewhat overshadowed by Melvin Van Peebles’ next film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Watermelon Man has never felt more relevant than it does today.
Available on Amazon
Moscow on the Hudson
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Vladimir, a musician with the Moscow circus, defects to the US and must navigate a new life in New York. An early dramatic role for star Robin Williams, the actor undertook a crash course in Russian and learned to play the saxophone in order to play the part.
Available on Amazon
This Island Earth
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Mediumrare
Format: Blu-Ray & DVD
Prepare to blast off from planet Earth with one of the most popular classic sci-fi films of all time! When atomic scientist Dr. Meacham (Rex Reason, The Creature Walks Among Us) is chosen to take part in a top-secret research experiment in a remote lab, he quickly discovers that he is really involved in an evil scheme by alien Metalunans to take over Earth. After he and the gorgeous Dr. Adams (Faith Domergue, It Came From Beneath The Sea) make their escape shortly before the lab explodes, they are whisked away in a flying saucer to Metaluna, where they are blamed for the destruction. Will interstellar negotiation save the day or will the scientists be forced to take part in a treacherous battle to the death?
Available on Amazon
Dragonwyck
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Echoing Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940), and reuniting stars Tierney and Price for the third time in as many years (having previously starred together in Otto Preminger’s Laura, 1944, and John M Stahl’s Leave Her to Heaven, 1945), Dragonwyck is a magnificently creepy chiller with a career-defining performance by Price, luminous cinematography by the legendary Arthur C Miller, and a wonderful Alfred Newman score.

The directorial debut of the great Joseph L Mankiewicz (All About Eve, Suddenly, Last Summer), Dragonwyck is a glorious melding of Gothic chills and baroque melodrama. A beautiful Connecticut farm girl (Gene Tierney) finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy of madness, murder and intrigue after she agrees to become governess and nurse to the family of her distant cousin (Vincent Price).

Available on Amazon
The Big Heat
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Fritz Lang’s iconic film noir masterpiece is an uncompromising exploration of corruption and violence at the dark heart of small-town America. Glenn Ford is the good cop in a bad town, who single-handedly takes on local mobsters headed by Alexander Scourby and his psychotic right-hand man Lee Marvin.

Available on Amazon
The Lady from Shanghai
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Orson Welles’ delirious and inventive film noir classic is a dazzling cinematic jigsaw puzzle. Welles plays a sailor who rescues a young woman (played by his real-life ex-wife Rita Hayworth) from a violent assault only to fall under her spell…

Available on Amazon
Suddenly, Last Summer
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz (Dragonwyck, All About Eve, Cleopatra) from the play by Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and brilliantly adapted for the screen by Gore Vidal (Ben-Hur, Myra Breckinridge), Suddenly, Last Summer casts three of Hollywood’s most iconic talents (Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift) in a daring and often delirious mix of lurid drama and Gothic horror. Sensational and wildly controversial at the time of its release, Suddenly, Last Summer now stands as a classic – and stills packs a provocative punch.

Available on Amazon
The Deadly Affair
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Based on John le Carré’s first novel, Call for the Dead (which introduced spymaster George Smiley), The Deadly Affair sees an ageing British secret agent (James Mason) set out to uncover the truth behind a government employee’s apparent suicide. Eschewing the glamour of the era’s Bond thrillers, Lumet’s chilling and intelligent take on the spy drama presents a palpable and darkly sinister picture of Cold War intrigue. The exemplary cast also includes Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Roy Kinnear and Lynn Redgrave

Available on Amazon
Distant Journey
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Made in 1948, just a few short years after the horrors it strives to process, Distant Journey is one of the first feature films to tackle the subject of the Holocaust, and was the debut film from controversial avant-garde visionary of Czech theatre, Alfréd Radok.

Set in the Bohemian town of Terezín as the Nazi transports to German extermination camps began in earnest, Radok’s vividly experimental film blends documentary footage with a fictional love story between a Jewish woman and her gentile husband. A mix of raw expressionist intensity and analysis, Distant Journey presents a harrowing account of the Nazi horrors of the recent past and remains a stark, ever-relevant warning from history.

Available on Amazon
See No Evil
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Recently blinded in a horse riding accident, young Sarah (Mia Farrow) returns to her uncle’s English country home, unaware that a psychopathic killer is stalking the family. This wonderfully creepy suspense-thriller from director Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place), from a script by British writer Brian Clemens (The Avengers, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad), features a note-perfect performance by Mia Farrow, and sterling support from a cast of formidable British character actors. Released in America as See No Evil and in the UK and Europe as Blind Terror (with subtle differences between the cuts).

Available on Amazon
A Rebel Born
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: High Fliers Films
Format: DVD

A Rebel Born follows the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a brilliant Confederate general and one of the most controversial figures in the American Civil War. Responsible for the massacre at the Battle of Fort Pillow, he was an expert cavalry leader, and one of the few soldiers to be promoted to general with no military training. Even now, more than 150 years after the end of the war, Forrest remains shrouded in controversy

Available on Amazon
The Woman + Offspring Limited Edition
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Arrow Video
Format: Blu-Ray & Digital
Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a Master of Horror in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date: The Woman, an instant cause célèbre on its Sundance premiere.

The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) is the last surviving member of a deadly clan of feral cannibals that has roamed the American wilderness for decades. When successful country lawyer Chris Cleek (Sean Bridgers, Room) stumbles upon her whilst hunting in the woods, he decides to capture and civilize her with the help of his seemingly perfect all-American family, including his wife Belle (Angela Bettis, May) and daughter Peggy (Lauren Ashley Carter, Darling). The Cleeks will soon learn, however, that hell hath no fury like The Woman scorned

Experience McKee and Ketchum s uncompromisingly twisted vision of the dark side of the American family in a definitive new edition, including a 4K remaster, brand new bonus features, and a bonus disc featuring a brand new restoration of its gut-churning 2009 predecessor Offspring, also starring McIntosh.

Available on Amazon & iTunes
Who Is America?
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Mediumrare
Format: DVD

Famous for creating some of the funniest movies the world has known, Sacha Baron Cohen return to TV for the first time in 15 years.

Golden Globe® and DGA Award nominated Who is America features incendiary characters so believably performed that they can exist in the real world and even convince some of America s most notable political and pop culture figures. This biting satire created news headlines around the world, became the most talked about comedy of the year and even ended a political career. The collection features all seven episodes from the acclaimed comedy series alongside over 30 minutes of never-before-released extended interviews and deleted scenes.

Available on Amazon
Fire Will Come
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: New Wave
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Format: DVD

Amador has been imprisoned for setting fires. When he is released from prison after two years, nobody is awaiting his return. He moves back to his hometown, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his elderly mother, Benedicta, and their three cows. Amador does not speak much and remains guarded and stern when the villagers make small talk with him. He becomes aware that there is gossip about his past. Amador has a chance encounter with Elena, a local veterinarian who has been studying abroad, which hints at a possible romance or at least a meaningful human connection. The rhythm of nature persists until one night when a fire starts to devastate the region and Amador is unfairly blamed for it.

Available on Amazon
Night Tide
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a new 4K restoration, Curtis Harrington’s acclaimed fantasy-thriller, featuring Dennis Hopper (The Last Movie) in his first starring role, is an offbeat classic of American cinema. Hopper plays a sailor on shore leave, when he meets a young woman (Linda Lawson) who may not be as she seems…
Available on Amazon
The Chase
Release Date: 25th May
Distributor: Powerhouse Films
Format: Blu-Ray
Preceding Bonnie and Clyde by a year, Arthur Penn’s (Mickey One) acclaimed film boasts enviable pedigree – produced by the legendary Sam Spiegel, with a screenplay by Lillian Hellman from the novel by Horton Foote, a rousing score by John Barry, and a stellar cast of the hottest stars of the day (including Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Angie Dickinson and James Fox). The story of an escaped con making his way back to the corrupt Texas town and the people who sent him to prison, The Chase is a telling indictment of violence in American society. A seminal work which is ripe for rediscovery.
Available on Amazon
Toys & Pets
Release Date: Out Now!
Distributor: Dazzler Media
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Format: Digital

FRIENDSHIP IS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ALL! Nathan and his band of toy sidekicks live happily in a teashop. When a robot from the future arrives, Nathan and the Time Bot go on magical animated adventure to rescue their friend May from evil rat Flash and find an all-knowing mystic to grant Nathan s special wish. They discover that teamwork, friendship, and a little luck are all they need to save the day!

Available on iTunes
Other releases of note include

Griff Off the Rails: Down Under (Digital), The Worst Witch – Series 4, Blade 1-3, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Rich Man, Poor Man,  Penance (2020), Black Cover Season 2 Part 2, Boruto: Natuto Next Generations Set 3,  Star Blazers Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Part One,  Radiant: Season One Part Two, Cisco Pike, The Apu Trilogy – The Criterion Collection, Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 – Part One.

Happy watching!

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