By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
Faith and compassion prevail in the faith-based drama, “Joseph & Mary” arriving on DVD and Digital HD Tuesday July 5 from Cinedigm. Starring Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) and Lara Jean Chorostecki (“The Masked Saint”), the film from director and Oscar winner Roger Christian (for Art Direction-Set Direction, “Star Wars”), “Joseph & Mary” is a recipient the Dove Foundation’s Faith-based seal. The film also stars Katie Boland (“People Hold On”) and Stephen McCarthy (“Picture Day”).
“Joseph & Mary” follows Elijah (McCarthy), a devout Rabbi, during a time of unrest when King Herod’s slaughter of innocents claims the lives of two boys Elijah swore to protect. Elijah makes it his life’s mission to avenge their deaths, but when he meets Joseph (Sorbo), Mary (Chorostecki) and their young son Jesus, the beliefs fueling his revenge are put into question. When the time comes to face his life-long enemy, Elijah finds himself warring within whether or not to kill or choose forgiveness.
“Code of Honor,” starring legendary action hero Steven Seagal, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Tuesday July 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
When his family is killed in a drive-by shooting, Robert Sikes (Seagal, “Above The Law”), a former special-ops operative, vows to rid his city of every last criminal. Sikes’ former protégé, FBI agent Porter (Craig Sheffer, “The Program”), with help from a witness (Helena Mattsson, “Iron Man 2”), tries to find his vigilante friend before the police—or the maniacal mobster Romano—are able to. Currently available On Demand, the film also stars Louis Mandylor (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”), Griff Furst (“Focus”), Rafael Petardi (“Angels & Demons”), Michael Flynn, R.D. Call (“Waterworld”) and James Russo (“Django Unchained”).
“Code of Honor” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the action-comedy “Vigilante Diaries,” Tuesday July 5 On Demand, Blu-ray and DVD. Based on the popular web series carried on Chill.com, the film features a cast led by Paul Sloan (“I Am Wrath”), Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (UFC Light Heavyweight Champ), action icon Michael Jai White (“The Dark Knight”), Jason Mewes (“Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back”) and Michael Madsen (“Kill Bill”). Christian Sesma (“Shoot the Hero”) directs the action film from a script he wrote with Paul Sloan.
Seen recently in theaters and available on iTunes, “Vigilante Diaries” centers on a team of black-ops agents turned crime fighters, led by an elusive, brooding anti-hero of near-mythical physical and weapons skills, known only as The Vigilante (Sloan). Abandoned by governments, corporations and his handlers and with a bounty on his head, The Vigilante’s jam-packed missions of rescue and revenge take the audience from the mega-mansions and underbelly of Los Angeles to far-flung locales including Iraq, Armenia, Russia and the UK.
The film introduces a cast of colorful and dangerous characters. Mewes plays Beverly Hills documentary filmmaker Michael Hanover, who records the exploits of The Vigilante and is thrust headfirst into the middle of the story he is documenting—becoming a high-value target himself in the process. Mix in a trio of Asian femme fatales, a cadre of ruthless Armenian mobsters, and at the top, a pair of deep cover super-spies determined to throw the world into chaos, and it’s no wonder it’s up to The Vigilante to sort them all out.
The DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD have a ton of bonus materials including a behind-the-scenes featurette.
Evil goes viral when “The Levenger Tapes” arrives on DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand July 5 from Lionsgate. Johanna Braddy, Lili Mirojnick, Morgan Krantz, and Chris Mulkey star in the terrifying found-footage thriller.
When three college students inexplicably disappear, a team of small-town detectives must scour through disturbing videos left behind to try and piece together their whereabouts. As the clues come to light, it seems their disappearance may be connected to another sinister crime. “The Levenger Tapes” will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.98.
Calling all Steven Seagal fans! Front Row Features is giving away a copy of Lionsgate’s “Code of Honor” on Blu-ray to two lucky readers. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win. The release also includes a Digital HD copy of the movie so you can watch every action-packed moment on the go. All entries must be received by Tuesday, July 12 to be entered into the drawing. Good luck!