August 1, 2023

THE POOP SCOOP: Classic (& New Classic) Kibbles

🙀THE EXORCIST 50th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD September 19th from Warner Bros.
As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the iconic supernatural film The Exorcist from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 1973 release, on September 19 The Exorcist 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. The Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs include both the 1973 theatrical version of the film and the 2000 Extended Director’s Cut of the film which features eleven additional minutes of footage not seen in theaters. The Exorcist tells the now-famous story of a girl's demonic possession, and a gripping fight between good and evil. Linda Blair, in a breakout role, plays Regan, a young girl who starts to exhibit strange, arcane behavior. Her mother (Ellen Burstyn) calls upon a priest, Father Karras (Jason Miller), to investigate. But Karras, who has a spiritual crisis of his own, is suddenly confronted with the unimaginable evil of Regan's possession. Father Lankester Merrin (Max Von Sydow), an archeologist-priest, is called to help, and a horrific battle for her soul begins. 

🎃HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER New Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD SteelBook Coming September 26th
from Paramount.
Get ready for horror season with iconic duo Laurie Strode and Michael Myers as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise classic HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER with a new Limited-Edition 4K Ultra HD SteelBook arriving September 26, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Oscar winner Jamie Lee Curtis* returned as Laurie Strode in 1998 for a terrifying reunion with Michael Myers, 20 years after the original Halloween.  Now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, Laurie must face the horrifying events of her past as the life of her own son hangs in the balance. Directed by Steve Miner and written by Debra Hill, John Carpenter, and Robert Zappia, HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER features a sensational supporting cast, including Josh Hartnett (in his feature film debut), Michelle Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Adam Arkin, LL Cool J, and horror icon (and mother of Jamie Lee Curtis) Janet Leigh.  Leigh was of course famous for her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER makes multiple allusions to the classic thriller.

😺SCHOOL OF ROCK 20th Anniversary Limited-Edition Blu-ray SteelBook Coming September 26th from Paramount.
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the comedy classic SCHOOL OF ROCK with a collectible, Limited-Edition Blu-ray SteelBook, arriving September 26, 2023 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring the incomparable Jack Black, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused), and written by Mike White (“The White Lotus”), SCHOOL OF ROCK arrived in U.S. theaters on October 3, 2003 and remained the #1 film in the country for 10 weeks straight. The uproariously funny film stars Jack Black as Dewey Finn, a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kicked out of his band and desperate for work, Dewey impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers.  The film boasts a sensational ensemble cast, including Joan Cusack, Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, Mike White, and a host of talented young actors, including Miranda Cosgrove, who made her feature debut in the film.

🙀FALL arrives September 19 on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook from Lionsgate.
The fear of heights is confronted in last year’s edge-of-your-seat thriller, Fall, arriving September 19 on 4K Ultra HD SteelBook + Blu-ray + Digital from Lionsgate, exclusively at Best Buy. Fifty-one painful weeks after a life-altering incident that scarred her for life, emotionally fragile rock climber Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) reluctantly decides to confront her fears, and along with her thrill-seeking friend Hunter (Virginia Gardner), attempts what may be the hardest ascent in their young lives. Featuring all-new artwork from Chris Christodoulou, Fall will be available on 4K Ultra HD™ SteelBook at Best Buy. SYNOPSIS: For best friends Becky and Hunter, life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. But after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now Becky and Hunter’s expert climbing skills will be put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights in this adrenaline-fueled thriller from the producers of 47 Meters Down. Costarring Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

🎬Orson Welles’ THE TRIAL on 4K/Blu-ray Combo & Blu-ray September 19th from Criterion Collection.
A feverishly inspired take on Franz Kafka’s novel, Orson Welles’s The Trial casts Anthony Perkins as the bewildered office drone Josef K., whose arrest for an unspecified crime plunges him into a menacing bureaucratic labyrinth of guilt, corruption, and paranoia. Exiled from Hollywood and creatively unchained, Welles poured his ire at the studio system, the blacklist, and all forms of totalitarian oppression into this cinematic statement—a bold, personal film that he himself considered one of his greatest. Dizzying camera angles, expressionistic lighting, increasingly surreal locations—Welles unleashed the full force of his visual brilliance to convey the nightmarish disorientation of a world gone mad. This disc features a 4K digital restoration, along with a selection of new and vintage bonus features.

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