Acceptable Risk (Acorn) follows Sarah Manning (Elaine Cassidy, The Paradise, No Offence, The Others) as she comes to realize how little she knew about her husband, Lee, before he was murdered.
Her growing suspicions around his death lead Sarah to confront a powerful conspiracy of corporate, police and political interests, extending from Dublin to Montreal, in which her own family may be complicit.
Acceptable Risk will be in stores on December 26th.
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Best known for his work with Neil Gaiman and his Harvey Award-winning graphic novel Cages and Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash, Dave McKean also created inventive, surreal short films. McKean’s films have been collected in this Blu-ray release, accompanied by a behind-the-scenes hardcover book.
While I’ve only seen McKean’s excellent feature-length film, Mirrormask, I have to expect that Dave McKean: Short Films will be a darkly delightful collection of weirdness and empathy. The book should go down a treat, too.
Dave McKean: Short Films will be in stores on June 27, 2018.
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In the popular anime series, Bleach (based on the hit manga by Tite Kubo), for as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, his life is changed forever.
Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling – to protect the world of the living and the dead as a Substitute Soul Reaper.
Bleach Set 3 – containing episodes 56-83 – finds Soul Reaper fighting Soul Reaper; Yoruichi battles her former subordinate Soi Fon; Ichigo struggles to survive his own fight with Captain Byakuya, and more.
Bleach Set 3 will be avialable on Blu-ray on October 24th.
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VIZ Media has announced the home media release date for the Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection.
The complete collection of three Ranma ½ feature films and eleven OVAs based on the iconic anime series will be in stores on September 19th .
The three-disc Blu-ray set will come with a 24-page full-color booklet, upcoming OVA previews, and clean opening and ending segments. The set will also be available on DVD – minus the booklet.
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Maurice (pronounced Morris) is a landmark film. Based on E.M. Forster’s novel, it is the first (or one of the first) film to depict a gay love story with a happy ending. It also clearly depicted the attitude toward homosexuals in the Edwardian era – and how courageous it would have been to be oneself in those days. If that was all Maurice did, that would be enough, but it’s also a very, very good film.
As part of the Chen Film Collection, Maurice gets a classy package with some excellent bonus material.
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At long last you can see Kenny’s multiple deaths in high definition – Paramount Home Media Distribution is releasing the first eleven seasons of South Park on Blu-ray.
As an added bonus, the Season 1 Blu-ray set will include uncensored episode commentary by series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, which was not available on the previously released DVD.
Seasons 1-5 arrive on November 21st – with Seasons 6-11 hitting shelves on December 19th.
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Lightning McQueen learns to move on in Disney*Pixar’s Cars 3.
In Cars 3, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) team up to beat the new generation of blazing-fast racers.
Cars 3 will be available on Digital HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on October 24th – and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7.
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The third season of Star Wars Rebels is the best yet – and the Blu-ray comes with some very good bonus material.
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Series/season ten of the rebooted Doctor Who found Peter Capaldi’s grumpy Scottish Doctor with the angry eyebrows ending his three-year run on Doctor Who – capping a series that mixed whimsy with horror with Doctor Twelve regenerating.
Doctor Who: The Complete Tenth Series will materialize on Blu-ray and DVD on November 7th – with over six hours hours of bonus content including the 2016 Christmas special The Return of Dr. Mysterio (and my personal favorite bonus category – audio commentaries!).
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is not as fresh and unexpected as Vol. 1 – how could it be?
Instead, Vol. 2 follows the Star Wars plan of taking the characters who came together in Vol. 1 and separating them into unexpected combinations to dig into who they are – while engaging in explosive hijinx and, yes, saving the galaxy (and probably the universe), again.
It’s a fun ride that almost equals the original for brashness, humor and wit – but with a bit more real drama. And yes, we do learn more about the characters – Star Lord in particular.
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Maybe it was just the mood I had going into Baywatch (looking for a laugh or two after a day of packing up to move), but I quite enjoyed it.
The question is, would I feel the same way about the movie without an audience, in my living room? The answer is yes.
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