June 22, 2023

THE POOP SCOOP: Cult Kibbles Edition

😺ENTER THE DRAGON Arrives on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on August 8 from Warner Bros.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 1973 release, on August 8 Enter the Dragon will be available to purchase on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more. Enter the Dragon is considered one of the most influential action films of all time and is credited with bringing interest in the Asian martial arts genre to mainstream Western cinema. The Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc includes both the theatrical version of the film and the Special Edition of the film which features three additional minutes of footage.Directed by Robert Clouse, Enter the Dragon stars Bruce Lee in his final completed film role. Lee is widely regarded as one of the most influential martial artists of all time and was a pop culture icon of the 20th century. In 2004, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 1999, Bruce Lee was listed in Time magazine’s “100 most influential people of the century.”

😻The Original SWAMP THING on 4K UHD + Blu-ray July 25 from MVD Rewind Collection.
THE RELEASE INCLUDES BOTH THE ORIGINAL PG-RATED THEATRICAL CUT, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORTH AMERICA, THE UNRATED INTERNATIONAL CUT. Swamp Thing is an American superhero horror film written and directed by Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream), based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Released theatrically in 1982 and featuring a supporting cast that includes David Hess (The Last House on the Left), Nicholas Worth (Barb Wire) and Dick Durock as “Swamp Thing” (who reprised the role in the 1989 sequel The Return of Swamp Thing and the 1990 – 1993 “Swamp Thing: The Series”), SWAMP THING became a cult hit upon its release on home video back in the 1980’s and its countless airings on cable television in the 80’s and 90’s. Critic Roger Ebert loved the film, giving it three out of four stars saying, “Swamp Thing had already won my heart before its moment of greatness, but when that moment came, I knew I'd discovered another one of those movies that fall somewhere between buried treasures and guilty pleasures.”  

👽INVADERS FROM MARS on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD July 11 from Ignite Films.
The must-have restoration for all Invaders From Mars fans, both Earthlings and Martians alike, features spectacular special bonus features on the 4K UHD and Blu-ray versions, including a restored 4K version of the original 1953 trailer and a newly commissioned 2022 remix of the trailer, an interview with the film’s star, Jimmy Hunt, an in-depth look at the restoration process led by Scott MacQueen, Restoration Supervisor, plus a new featurette about the film featuring interviews with directors Joe Dante (Gremlins), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), multiple Visual Effects Academy-Award winner Robert Skotak (Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day), and other luminaries. The DVD version does not include bonus materials. The response to the love and attention to detail given to the restoration has been overwhelmingly positive. The restoration process was spearheaded by renowned film preservationist Scott MacQueen, former Head of Preservation at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. MacQueen and Jansen, of Ignite Films, literally scoured the planet to locate any and all materials to help ensure the restoration was as complete and true to the original as humanly possible. The 4K restoration of INVADERS FROM MARS recently won the inaugural Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Jury Award for Restoration and Preservation, and the prestigious Rondo Awards for Best Blu-ray and Best Restoration

😺ABOUT MY FATHER arrives July 25 on Digital, and August 1 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate.
Sebastian Maniscalco’s hilarious comedy about what it means to be family, About My Father arrives on Digital July 25, and Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand August 1 from Lionsgate. Maniscalco both co-writes and stars along with Robert De Niro (The Irishman), Leslie Bibb (Iron Man), Anders Holm (TV’s “Workaholics”), Brett Dier (TV’s “Jane the Virgin”), David Rasche (TV’s “Succession”), and Kim Cattrall (TV’s “Sex and the City”). Written by Austen Earl & Sebastian Maniscalco, About My Father is directed by Laura Terruso. Generations collide in this hysterical comedy starring Sebastian Maniscalco and two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro (including Best Actor, Raging Bull, 1980). Sebastian (Maniscalco) is encouraged by his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) to bring his Italian hairdresser father Salvo (De Niro) to a weekend get-together to meet her wealthy and eccentric family (Anders Holm,  David Rasche, Brett Dier, and Kim Cattrall). As the weekend turns into an outrageous clash of cultures, Sebastian and Salvo discover that the great thing about family is everything about family.

😺ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET arrives on Digital June 6, On Demand June 27, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD July 11 from Lionsgate.
In this long-awaited movie adaption of Judy Blume’s classic, groundbreaking novel, eleven-year-old Margaret (Abby Ryder Fortson) is uprooted from her life in New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara (Rachel McAdams), who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia (Kathy Bates). A timeless coming-of-age story, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret sparkles with insightful humor while candidly exploring life’s biggest questions. Written for the Screen and Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. Based on the Book by Judy Blume. Produced by James L. Brooks, p.g.a., Julie Ansell, p.g.a., Richard Sakai, Kelly Fremon Craig, p.g.a., Judy Blume, Amy Lorraine Brooks, Aldric La’auli Porter. Executive Producer Jonathan McCoy.

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