By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
The suspense horror movie “Pay the Ghost,” is available Tuesday, Nov. 10 on Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Uli Edel (“The Baader Meinhof Complex”) from a screenplay by Dan Kay, who adapted it from the Tim Lebbon novel, it stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (“Leaving Las Vegas,” the “National Treasure” films) and Sarah Wayne Callies (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”). The DVD is available for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $29.96 and the Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97.
Cage plays a desperate father who won’t give up on finding his missing child. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Lawford (Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages that he can’t explain. Together with Kristen, his estranged wife (Callies), he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in so doing, he unearths an unearthly legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.
Also debuting on DVD Tuesday is the star-studded BBC thriller, “Restless.” Hayley Atwell (“Captain America,” Marvel’s “Agent Carter”), Rufus Sewell (“The Pillars of the Earth”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”), Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years,” “Broadchurch”) and Michael Gambon (the “Harry Potter” films) star in this two-episode series that recounts a young woman’s discovery that her mother was a spy during World War II. Switching between the 1970s and 1939, “Restless” encompasses mystery, deception, romance, and action.
Dockery plays Ruth Gilmartin, who is discovers that her mother, Sally (Rampling), has been living a double life. Born Eva Delectorskaya (played as a young woman by Atwell), she was recruited during the 1940s by the suave persuasive Lucas Romer (Sewell) and trained for a crucial spy mission for the British Secret Service. Eva/Sally thought she had put her past behind her but now in her twilight years, someone is stalking her, and she turns to her daughter for help, which ultimately brings face to face with her former spymaster, now Lord Romer (Gambon). The DVD includes a behind-the-scenes photo gallery.
Thinking of holiday gifts? Available on DVD Tuesday, Nov. 10 is “Dick Van Dyke Show: Complete Remastered Series.” Directed by Jerry Paris (“Happy Days”) and John Rich (“All in the Family”), the show stars Dick Van Dyke (“Diagnosis Murder”) and Mary Tyler Moore (“Rhoda”) as an upwardly mobile couple in the 1960s. This elaborate box set is available for an SRP of $199.98.
Laugh along with one of the most beloved and acclaimed comedy classics of all time. This 15 Emmy Award-winning series explores the hilarious and heartwarming everyday world of Rob Petrie (Van Dyke), his lovely wife Laura (Moore) and his gifted crew of co-workers, (Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Deacon and Carl Reiner), in one outrageous episode after another.