A Knife in the Head (Drama)
The 1978 German drama “A Knife in the Head” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, November 29, from Cohen Film Collection.
Bruno Ganz gives a tour-de-force performance as Hoffman, an innocent bystander who survives a gunshot to the head by the police during a raid on a group of revolutionaries. In order to justify the shooting, the police claimed he is a dangerous radical who attacked a policeman. The leftist revolutionaries in turn claim him as a hero and victim of police brutality. As Hoffman struggles to recover from the trauma to his brain and memory loss, he must try to piece together what really happened that fateful night.
Featuring a stunning first solo score by Irmin Schmidt, co-founder of the legendary krautrock band CAN, “A Knife in the Head” is presented in German with English subtitles. Special features include an interview with director Reinhard Hauff, an interview with executive producer Eberhard Junkersdorf and the film’s trailers.
Don’t Worry Darling (Drama, Thriller)
The audacious, twisted and visually stunning psychological thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” comes home on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, November 29, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film is also now available on Digital and streaming on HBO Max.
In “Don’t Worry Darling,” Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Chris Pine) — equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach — anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives — including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Gemma Chan) — get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they are doing in Victory and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
Directed by Olivia Wilde from a screenplay by Katie Silberman, “Don’t Worry Darling” is based on a story by Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke and Silberman. The Digital, 4K UHD and Blu-ray releases contain two special features: “The Making of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’” and the deleted scene “Alice’s Nightmare.”
Emergency Declaration (Action, Drama, Thriller)
When an unprecedented terror threat occurs inflight, a passenger jet must declare an emergency in the action-packed hostage thriller “Emergency Declaration,” landing on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, November 29, from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Writer/director Han Jae-rim (“Rules of Dating,” “The King”) assembled a strong cast for the South Korean thriller, including Song Kang-ho (“Parasite,” “Snowpiercer”), Lee Byung-hun (“Squid Game,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), Jeon Do-Yeon (“No Blood, No Tears”), Kim Nam-Gil (“Pandora,” “Public Enemy 3”), Kim So-jin (“Escape from Mogadishu,” “The Drug King”) and Park Hae-joon (“Believer,” “Bakugan: Battle Force”).
While investigating a terroristic threat that goes viral online, Korean authorities discover that a suspect has recently boarded an international flight bound for the United States. When a healthy passenger on the same flight suddenly dies a gruesome death of unknown cause, panic erupts both in-flight and on the ground. With steadily decreasing fuel and international refusals to offer aid, the captain and crew will be forced to take unprecedented emergency measures in an attempt to save the lives of their passengers.
“Emergency Declaration” comes loaded with bonus features, including Cannes Film Festival interviews, featurettes on “The Characters,” “Making Of” and “The 360 Shot” and the film’s trailer. An English language track is also available.
Entre Nous (Biography, Drama, War)
The 1983 French drama “Entre Nous” releases on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, November 29, from Cohen Film Collection.
In the bittersweet, often funny, semi-autobiographical period drama, director Diane Kurys (“Peppermint Soda”) reimagines the post-War years of her parents and the passionate friendship between two women. We first meet Léna (Isabelle Huppert, playing a role modeled after Kurys’ mother) in 1942, a young Jewish woman in an internment camp run by the Vichy authorities. She accepts a proposal of marriage by one of the camp workers in the hopes of escaping deportation to Nazi Germany. They escape on foot, crossing the Alps to Italy, and settle in Lyon after the war to raise two daughters. At a school event she meets another mother, Madeleine (Miou-Miou), a charismatic artist, and the two form a special bond that offers the promise of escaping the mundane domestic life they’ve grown dissatisfied with.
“Entre Nous” is presented in French with English subtitles. Bonus features include a 38-minute interview with director Diane Kurys and the film’s trailers.
Ghosts: Season One (Comedy, Fantasy)
The silly and the supernatural come together when “Ghosts: Season One” debuts on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, November 29, from Lionsgate. The hit CBS series is also streaming on Paramount+.
Freelance writer Samantha (Rose McIver) and aspiring chef Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) throw both caution and money to the wind to leave New York City and convert a rundown country estate they inherited into a bed and breakfast — only to find that it’s inhabited by a close-knit, eclectic group of spirits of deceased former residents! Adding to the supernatural surprises, Samantha discovers that she can see and hear ghosts everywhere, including those with whom she now shares a home. Old-school haunting and oddball humor fuel this sharp-witted, quirky comedy series that gives new meaning to the real estate phrase, “It’s got great bones.”
The Offer (Biography, Drama)
Discover the fascinating story behind the making of the cinematic masterpiece “The Godfather” when “The Offer” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, November 29, from Paramount Home Entertainment. The series will also be available to purchase on Digital and is currently streaming on Paramount+.
From Paramount Television Studios, “The Offer” is based on Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-revealed experiences of making “The Godfather.” The series stars Miles Teller as Albert S. Ruddy, Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo and Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt.
“The Offer” follows the journey of Al Ruddy, a Hollywood outsider who starts as a programmer and ends up producing one of the greatest films of all time: “The Godfather.” Over the course of the production, Ruddy, along with his assistant Bettye McCartt and director Francis Ford Coppola, contend with all the problems of a making a movie: from battles over casting and scripting to the involvement of the real-life mafia. Ruddy’s rise parallels the ascent of crime boss Joe Colombo and the Italian-American Civil Rights League, which condemns Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel. Ruddy’s film adaptation puts him and Colombo on a collision course that will ultimately make or break the movie. Hanging in the balance is Paramount Pictures, a last place studio on the verge of being scrapped by parent company Gulf and Western. Robert Evans, the iconic studio executive, gambles on “The Godfather” to save Paramount and put it where it belongs: at the top.
“The Offer” four-disc Blu-ray or DVD set includes all 10 episodes of the limited event series, plus more than two-and-a-half hours of bonus content, including deleted scenes and the never-before-seen featurettes “Parallels: Art Imitates Art,” “‘The Offer’: Sending a Message” and the four-part “No One Can Refuse: Making ‘The Offer.’”
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