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Saturday, July 19, 2014

"THE RECKONING" From Anchor Bay Entertainment -- Coming October 28th to DVD

On October 28th, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the gritty crime thriller The Reckoning on DVD. Written and directed by John V. Soto, The Reckoning stars Viva Bianca (“Spartacus,” Scorned), Luke Hemsworth (“Neighbours” and the upcoming The Anomaly), Hannah Mangan Lawrence (“Spartacus: War of the Damned,” Thirst) and Jonathan LaPaglia (“Underbelly,” “Cold Case”). SRP is $19.98, and pre-book is September 24th.
Investigating the roadside execution-style murder of his partner Jason (Hemsworth), troubled detective Robbie Green (LaPaglia) discovers a memory card from a video camera. Shot by two teenagers, the mysterious footage contained on the card reveals murky details behind the death of a sibling in an unsolved hit and run case. The teens have since gone missing, and as the detective retraces their journey to find them, he quickly uncovers a bloody trail of murder...that leads all the way back to him!
Bonus features on The Reckoning DVD include:
  • Making of The Reckoning Featurette;
  • Director John V. Soto Interview;
  • Cast interviews with Jonathan LaPaglia, Luke Hemsworth, Hannah Mangan Lawrence & Viva Bianca;
  • Director of Photography Jason Thomas Interview;
  • Photo Gallery;
  • Red band trailer
The Reckoning DVD
Genre:                         Thriller/Crime-Drama
Languages:                  English 
Format:                        Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio:                         Dolby 5.1 Surround
Subtitles:                     N/A
Year:                           2014
SRP:                            $19.98
Street Date:                 October 28th, 2014
Pre-Book:                    September 24th, 2014
Rating:                        R for language, some violence and brief sexuality
Length:                        85 minutes
UPC:                           0 1313 26234-6 7
Cat#:                           DV62346


Thursday, July 17, 2014

$1.75m Worth of Original Film & Television Props and Costumes to be Sold Via Live Auction

$1.75m worth of original film & television props and costumes to be sold via live auction, including Marty Mcfly’s Hoverboard, with highlights previewing at Comic Con International in San Diego July 23rd 27th

LOS ANGELES, July 21st, 2014: Prop Store is proud to announce its first live auction event produced in partnership with the UK’s Leading Cinema Chain Vue Entertainment. In the most exciting sale of its kind, over 375 original film and television props and costumes will go under the hammer in October at Vue’s flagship cinema in Westfield, London.

Prop Store’s display at this year’s Comic Con Internationalthe annual entertainment mega-convention held in San Diego each Julywill include a wide range of memorable props and costumes from the upcoming auction. The show runs July 23 July 27 and attendees will be able to hear the stories behind them through discussions with prop experts Stephen Lane, Brandon Alinger and Tim Lawes.

An original prop Marty McFly hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II, with an estimated auction price of £15,000 ($25,700) is just one of the highlights of the display. Con-goers will also see an original Batmobile model miniature used in Batman Forever estimated at £20,000 ($34,200), an original prop Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory estimated at £15,000 ($25,700), Michael Keaton’s battle-damaged bat suit from Batman estimated at £10,000 ($16,100) and C-3PO’s hands from Star Wars estimated at £8,000 ($13,700).

These items will be offered for sale at Prop Store’s live auction, presented in partnership with Vue Cinemas, in London October 16, 2014.

Also on display at the Prop Store display booth (#3845) will be a key selection of assets from the film Pacific Rim. The Pacific Rim items display at Comic Con, along with several hundred others, will be available in an online Pacific Rim prop and costume sale in late August.

Additional information is available at the Prop Store booth, where fans can also enter in drawings for daily prize give-a-ways, including original props and costumes.

Brandon Alinger, COO at Prop Store, says "We’ve assembled a fantastic collection of material for our October 2014 live auction. The auction is being held in London at Vue Cinemas’ flagship location. One of the many benefits of working with Vue, who are one of the UK’s largest movie theatre chains, is that we can host a two-week public preview of many of the auction lots. But if you can’t wait until October or you aren’t based in London, we’re inviting interested bidders and fans to see some of the highlights of the auction at Comic Con. Our Comic Con display also present a preview of items to be sold in our online Pacific Rim auction, which launches at the end of August. We’re excited to be working with Legendary on the Pacific Rim sale and have some great material to showcase on that front as well."

For more information contact:

Name: Brandon Alinger COO
Tel: +1 818 727 7829

About Prop Store:
Prop Store sells original movie memorabilia, with over 7,500 items available for sale on
Operating since 1998, Prop Store founder Stephen Lane’s love for movies led him to begin hunting for the same props and costumes that were used to create his favourite films. He found that he could not only provide collectors with access to their most coveted pieces, but also establish archival standards for a new, pop-culture hybrid of fine art and memorabilia collecting prop art.
Prop Store facilitates prop disposal, sale, archival and auction services to production companies and distributors as well as fixed price item sales on its website.

About Vue Entertainment
Formed in May 2003, Vue Entertainment International is a world class operator and developer of modern state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas. Following the recent acquisition of the Apollo UK circuit in May 2012, the takeover of CinemaxX in July 2012 and the acquisition of Multikino in May 2013, Vue is now operating over 1,368 screens across 151 multiplex cinemas in 9 territories comprising the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Taiwan.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pulse-Pounding Thriller "ANNA" on DVD Aug. 5



Don’t Let Her In

From the Producer of The Conjuring, Available on DVD Aug. 5th

" … satisfyingly twisty plotline … a sharp-witted film …"
—The Hollywood Reporter

"… keeps the mind on edge … a scent of classic noir cinema …"

LOS ANGELES — Aug. 1, 2014 — For Immediate Release — Nothing is what it appears in the pulse-pounding thriller Anna, coming to DVD Aug. 5 from Vertical Entertainment.

Broken by personal struggles, "mind detective" John Washington (Mark Strong, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass) – blessed (and damned) with the ability to observe people’s memories – reluctantly returns to his job, a shell of his former self.

His superior (Brian Cox, Bourne Supremacy, RED) assigns him to what he believes to be a simple case. Brilliant and talented, but deeply troubled, 16-year-old Anna Greene (Taissa Farmiga, FX’s American Horror Story, The Bling Ring), the daughter of a wealthy family, has been severely traumatized by violence and desperately needs help.

But in this darkly twisted, pulse-pounding thriller, nothing is what it appears … Is it possible the beautiful and haunted Anna isn’t as innocent as she seems?

Anna is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (2.35:1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. 

About Vertical Entertainment
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Vertical Entertainment was founded in 2013 by entertainment industry veterans Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin and has quickly become a notable force in indie film distribution for theatrical, television, DVD, VOD and digital platforms. With a focus on family fare and theatrical genre films with A-list casts in the $5-10 million budget range, the company plans to release up to 24 films a year.  High-profile titles acquired to date  include The Hot Flashes, starring Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Camryn Manheim; Scenic Route, starring Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler; Rushlights with Josh Henderson, Beau Bridges and Aidan Quinn; the animated Freedom Force, voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christopher Lloyd; and the 3-D animated film The Snow Queen, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and produced by Timur Bekmambetov.

Vertical Entertainment
Genre: Thriller
Rated: R
Format: DVD & VOD
Running Time: Approx. 98 Minutes
Suggested Retail Price: $20.99
DVD Pre-Order Date: July 8, 2014
DVD Street Date: August 5, 2014
VOD Release: May 6, 2014
Catalog #: 03364
UPC Code: #037117033645

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Monday, July 14, 2014




Los Angeles, CA – Level 33 Entertainment delivers an action-packed sci-fi adventure this summer with the release of Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising on DVD and all On Demand platforms including iTunes and Amazon Instant beginning on August 12, 2014.

Starring Brigitte Kingsley (Frequency), Landy Cannon (American Psycho, Catwoman)Michael Ironside (X-Men:First Class, Total Recall, Top Gun), Julia Schneider (American Pie Presents Delta House) and Angel Williams, aka Angelina Love, of TNA Wrestling fame, Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising will be available at an SRP of $14.99 to buy and $4.99 to rent in HD.

Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising was written and directed by Andrew Cymek (Night Cries) and produced by Brigitte Kingsley.

Synopsis: When the "Rising Dark Agency," a black ops division of the Government headed by Colonel Haggerd (Michael Ironside), suspects that a sudden surge of supernatural activity and violent attacks on Earth are the work of an evil Demon-God capable of destroying worlds, it must call upon the services of super soldier Summer Vale (Brigitte Kingsley) to solve the mystery and prevent the coming apocalypse. But no one is prepared for who and what they find behind these attacks. When the Dark Rises... Bring out the Big Guns!

Follow this link for a look at the official trailer:

About Level 33 Entertainment
Los Angeles based Level 33 Entertainment is an entertainment company dedicated to redefining the landscape for independent film distribution. Level 33 provides innovative sales, marketing and distribution services for feature films and entertainment content, delivering a flexible and transparent distribution solution for all platforms including Theatrical, Home Entertainment, Digital and Broadcast. 

Twitter: @Level33_ent

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Friday, July 11, 2014

"THE BIG OPERATOR" Starring Mickey Rooney -- Coming to Blu-ray and DVD September 16th from Olive Films



Newly remastered in HD and on Blu-ray™ for the First Time!

Chicago, IL – Olive Films releases the 1959 hardboiled crime drama, The Big Operator, on Blu-Ray™ and DVD September 16th.  Directed by Charles Haas (Tarzan and the Trappers, Girls Town), this is a gritty big city story featuring Mickey Rooney (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, National Velvet) as the curliest and most crooked union boss this side of Johnny Friendly from On the Waterfront. It’s all big, bold and brash B-movie fun, with just a touch of film noir edge, and a celebrity-filled cast that can only be described as eclectic.

In a dark departure from his musical comedy roles, and his well-scrubbed Andy Hardy films, Mickey Rooney stars in The Big Operator as Little Joe Braun, a shady labor union boss who uses strong-arm tactics to evade a federal corruption probe. Two honest factory-workers—Steve Cochran (Private Hell 36) and velvet-voiced Mel Tormé (“Night Court”) find themselves caught in the gang lord’s struggle for power, but come to realize they have the power to end Little Joe’s reign of terror...if they can survive Little Joe’s attempts to silence them.

Produced by Albert Zugsmith (Touch of Evil, High, School Confidential!), the king of the tawdry and trashy B-picture, The Big Operator is a sublime specimen of Cold War-era noir, highlighted by the special appearances by cool pop culture icons including Mamie Van Doren (High School Confidential!), Vampira (Plan 9 From Outer Space), Jim Backus (“Gilligan’s Island”), and Jackie Coogan (“The Addams Family”).

Mickey Rooney was looking to change his image and mature into more serious roles at this time, and in The Big Operator, he makes a break from his lovable all-American boy with a vengeance. This is truly a bare-knuckled tale of power, corruption and lies that starts on the mean streets and flows into the gutter, with a tough operator who calls all the shots and plays it real big…that is, until he’s cut down to size.

About Olive Films
Olive Films was founded in 2003 by Farhad Arshad as a boutique theatrical and distribution label. Currently located in Chicago, Illinois, its catalog boasts over 500 titles cultivated from the libraries of Paramount, Republic, Warner and HBO and includes such Hollywood classics as the Oscar® winners High Noon starring Gary Cooper and John Ford’s The Quiet Man starring John Wayne, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers starring Kevin McCarthy, Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 starring Robert DeNiro, the John Wayne classics Rio Grande, McLintock! and Sands of Iwo Jima, along with such contemporary classics as Stephen King’s Cujo, the Wachowski’s Bound, The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ironweed starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.

The Big Operator Blu-ray™
Street Date:                  September 16, 2014    
Pre-book:                     August 12, 2014
Cat. #:                          OF828
UPC:                            887090082808
Run Time:                     90 Minutes
Rating:                          N/A
SRP:                            $29.95
Format:                        2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W
Audio:                          Mono
Subtitles:                       N/A             

The Big Operator DVD
Street Date:                  September 16, 2014    
Pre-book:                     August 12, 2014
Cat. #:                          OF827
UPC:                            887090082709
Run Time:                     90 Minutes
Rating:                          N/A
SRP:                            $24.95
Format:                        2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W
Audio:                          Mono
Subtitles:                       N/A

GHOST IN THE SHELL 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Blu-ray Materializes September 30th from Anchor Bay Entertainment

"Mind-blowing Hard Science Fiction that live action has yet to match."
-- Harry Knowles, AICN

25 years ago, a breathtaking leap in the history of animation stunned and amazed audiences, with the release of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell. Now, to celebrate a quarter century of its groundbreaking blend of traditional cel and CGI animation, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly announces the Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™. Boasting an all new HD transfer, the GitS 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™ streets September 30th with an SRP of $29.99. Pre-book is August 27th.

2029 – A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of a "The Puppet Master" – a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed "Project 2501", this 'hacker' is actually a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body outside of the electronic net. Now the two agencies must maneuver against each another in a violent, high-tech race to capture the omnipresent entity.

When released in 1995, Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented and mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle broke through the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. The film has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and has become the most revered anime feature of all time. Veteran anime writer/director/producer Mamoru Oshii, working in conjunction with the animators at Production I.G. (Blood: The Last Vampire, Kaidohmaru, Kill Bill) brought to life Masamune Shirow’s vision.

This excellent cyberpunk thriller was co-produced by Manga Entertainment and enjoyed both critical and popular success at the U.S. box office and was the first Japanese animated film to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top Video Sales Chart.

Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray
Genre: Sci Fi, Anime
Languages: Japanese
Format: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English;
                            Dolby Digital 2.0 Japanese
Subtitles: English SDH
Year: 1995
SRP: $29.99
Street Date: September 30th, 2014
Pre-Book: August 27th, 2014
Rating: Not Rated
Length: 82 minutes
UPC: 0 1313 26241-3 6
Cat#: BD62413


"NEVERLAKE" - Coming to DVD July 29 from Uncork’d Entertainment

Uncork’d Entertainment Proudly Presents


Its Murky Waters Shroud a Deadly Secret …

Supernatural Thriller Available on VOD Now & DVD July 29th

LOS ANGELES — July 1, 2014 — For Immediate Release — On a trip to visit her estranged father in Italy, an American teenager is thrown into a world of legend, mystery and horror in Neverlake, coming to VOD (June 6) and DVD (July 29) from Uncork’d Entertainment.

When an American teenager visits her estranged father’s home in Italy, she expects to see the world and bond with her dad. But Jenny soon discovers her expectations are far from reality.

With her father immersed in his work, she encounters a peculiar group of children who take her to the Neverlake, which ancient legend calls the "Lake of Idols" for the healing powers of its water. In this mystical place, she is thrust into the mystery of three missing children and called upon by the 3,000-year-old spirits of the lake to retrieve ancient artifacts stolen from its murky depths.

She soon uncovers an evil world of horrific secrets, cruel medical experiments and lies … which may lead closer to home than she knows.

Following a limited theatrical run in early June, Neverlake will be available June 6 through Comcast, iTunes, Xbox Live, Vudu and Amazon; and on inDemand and DVD July 29.

Neverlake is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (2.35) and 5.1 digital surround sound.

About Uncork’d Entertainment:
Founded in 2012, Uncork’d Entertainment distributes English- and Spanish-language films across a variety of genres for theatrical, television, DVD, VOD and other digital platforms. The company is helmed by Keith Leopard, an entertainment industry veteran with more than 23 years of experience, who has consulted on acquisitions, merchandising, marketing and distribution for both major studios and independent producers. Recent releases include Patrick, The Returned, Hazmat, The Dinosaur Experiment and the hit Chilean comedy Best Worst Friends. Visit us at:

Uncork’d Entertainment
Genre: Drama/Supernatural Thrille
Not Rated
Format: DVD & VOD
Running Time: Approx. 86 Minutes
VOD Release Date: June 6, 2014
DVD Street Date: July 29, 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
Catalog #: UE1143
UPC Code: #816943011436

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