😺Fully Restored STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE—THE DIRECTOR’S EDITION Debuts on Paramount+ April 5th and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in September
Eagerly anticipated by Star Trek fans for over two decades, Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition will make its long-awaited debut exclusively on Paramount+ on April 5, 2022, in celebration of First Contact Day. The film will be available to stream on Paramount+ in 4K Ultra HD on supported devices and platforms. The newly restored film will subsequently arrive on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in September from Paramount Home Entertainment. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to see the restored version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director’s Edition on the big screen for the first time when Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures bring it to theaters for an exclusive two-day event on May 22 and May 25. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 8 at FathomEvents.com.
A group of actors set out to make an adult film in rural Texas under the noses of their reclusive hosts — an elderly couple with a farm and boarding house for rent. But when the couple catches their young guests in the act, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives. Representing filmmaker Ti West’s long-awaited return to Horror, A24’s X arrives May 24 on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital) and DVD, from Lionsgate. From critically acclaimed director Ti West (The Innkeepers, The Sacrament), the horror film stars Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness, Suspiria, Emma.), Brittany Snow (Prom Night, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2), Jenna Ortega (“You,” 2022’s Scream, The Babysitter: Killer Queen) as well as Grammy Award® nominee Scott Mescudi (better known as Kid Cudi, Don’t Look Up). X will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD.
😺BEVERLY HILLS COP II arrives on 4K Ultra HD 5/17 from Paramount
Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back where he doesn't belong, this time going "deep, deep, deep undercover" to stop a gang of international munitions smugglers. Also returning are Judge Reinhold and John Ashton as Murphy's crime-busting sidekicks, ready to unleash blazing gunfire alongside rapid-fire gags. Directed by Tony Scott, who followed up Top Gun with this highly anticipated sequel, BEVERLY HILLS COP II celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, having been originally released on May 20, 1987. Produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, BEVERLY HILLS COP II was a massive box office success, earning over $153 million domestically and becoming the #1 film of 1987. The movie also earned Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song for “Shakedown.”
😺VICIOUS FUN on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray April 5
In VICIOUS FUN, Joel is a caustic film critic for a national horror magazine who unwittingly finds himself trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, he attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim. “Bloody, heartfelt, and hilarious, VICIOUS FUN is one of the best horror comedies in years” (Dread Central). Directed by Cody Calahan (Antisocial, The Oak Room), and written by James Villeneuve (The Ticket), VICIOUS FUN stars Evan Marsh (Shazam!), Amber Goldfarb (“Sex/Life”), Ari Millen (“Orphan Black”), Julian Richings (Man of Steel), Robert Maillet (Sherlock Holmes) and David Koechner (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy).
😺THE TALES OF HOFFMAN on Blu-ray in June from Criterion Collection
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind take on a classic story. In Jacques Offenbach’s fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffmann, a poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer—all of whom break his heart in different ways. Powell and Pressburger’s feverishly romantic adaptation is a feast of music, dance, and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever produced. Bonus features include: Audio commentary from 1992 by filmmaker Martin Scorsese and critic Bruce Eder, newly updated by Eder; Interview with filmmaker George A. Romero from 2005; The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1956), a short musical film based on the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe story and directed by Michael Powell; Collection of production designer Hein Heckroth’s design sketches and paintings; Gallery of production and publicity photographs; An essay by film historian Ian Christie; Trailer