By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
Bruce Willis stars in the action-packed sci-fi thriller “Breach,” arriving on DVD Tuesday Feb. 2, from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Fleeing a devastating plague on Earth, an interstellar ark comes under attack from a new threat—a shape-shifting alien force intent on slaughtering what is left of humanity.
The film, directed by John Suits from a screenplay by Edward Drake and Corey Large, also stars Cody Kearsley, Rachel Nichols and Thomas Jane.
“Breach” also is available now on Digital and On Demand and can be seen in select theaters.
Do the Right Thing (Drama)
In 1989, budding filmmaker Spike Lee mesmerized audiences with one of the most insightful and provocative films of its time, “Do the Right Thing.” Universal Pictures Home Entertainment presents this now classic urban film in 4K Ultra HD for the first time Tuesday Feb. 2.
The story is set on one scorching day in the inner city, where racial tensions have reached a boiling point in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood. Featuring more than four hours of bonus features, this new edition includes a brand-new introduction by the Academy Award winning filmmaker, a retrospective documentary with the original cast and crew, a feature commentary by Lee, deleted and extended scenes. The film will also be available in 4K Ultra HD format on Digital.
“Do the Right Thing’s” original perspective on American race relations earned two Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Screenplay. The ensemble cast created a gallery of unforgettable characters, with standout performances by Danny Aiello (Oscar nominated for Best-Supporting Actor for his role in the film), Ossie Davis (“Get on the Bus”), Ruby Dee (“American Gangster”), Rosie Perez (“Fearless”), John Turturro (“Barton Fink”) and Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction”).
Horror Noire (Documentary)
RLJE Films, a unit of AMC Networks, will release “Horror Noire,” from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday Feb. 2.
Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, “Horror Noire” traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting professor Robin Means Coleman’s seminal book, “Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present,” presents the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators, from the voices who survived the genre’s past trends to those shaping its future.
Written by adjunct professor of film Ashlee Blackwell and Danielle Burrows and directed by Xavier Burgin (“Giants”), “Horror Noire” features Tony Todd (“Candyman”), Rachel True (“The Craft”), Ernest Dickerson (“Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight,” “The Walking Dead”), Rusty Cundieff (“Tales from the Hood,” “Chappelle’s Show”), Tina Mabry (“Mississippi Damned,” “Queen of the South”), Paula Jai Parker (“Hustle & Flow”), Tananarive Due (“The Twilight Zone”) and Dr. Coleman.
RLJE Films will release “Horror Noire” on DVD for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for $28.96 (SRP).
Let Him Go (Drama)
The gripping suspense drama “Let Him Go,” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday Feb. 2, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
After their life is set off course following the tragic loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, “Yellowstone,” “Hidden Figures”) and his wife Margaret (Academy Award nominee Diane Lane, “Trumbo,” “Unfaithful”) leave their Montana ranch on a mission through the North Dakota desert to rescue their young grandson from a dangerous family living off the grid.
Navigating tragedy and tumult, the couple soon discover that the Weboy family, a deep-rooted local clan led by ruthless matriarch Blanche (Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville; “Phantom Thread,” “Ordinary Love”) has no intention of letting the child go, forcing George and Margaret to ask how far they will go to fight for their family.
Adapted from the novel by Larry Watson, “Let Him Go” is written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. The film also is available now on Digital platforms.
Peggy Lee: Things are Swingin’ (Musical Performance)
Peggy Lee was a singer, songwriter, actress and artist who spanned genres and generations with music that remains vital and captivating. Sultry and swinging, Peggy’s biggest hits that she performed on various TV shows are compiled on the DVD “Peggy Lee: Things are Swingin’,” available on DVD Tuesday Feb. 2, from MPI Media Group.
Peggy’s performances include: “Fever,” “I’m A Woman,” “Alright, Okay You Win,” “Lover,” “Big Spender,” “It’s A Good Day” and the Grammy Award-winning “Is That All There Is.”
This special collection of Peggy’s television appearances also offers an enticing variety of more favorites: “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Unforgettable,” “I Don’t Know Enough About You,” “Somebody Loves Me,” “Mañana,” “Me & My Shadow,” “The Lonesome Road,”
“He’s Gone Away,” “So What’s New,” “Louisville Lou” and “Things Are Swingin’”—plus duets with Johnny Cash, Petula Clark, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, a featurette with Michael Feinstein and a salute from Paul McCartney.
Wild Mountain Thyme (Romantic Comedy)
John Patrick Shanley, who created the classic, “Moonstruck,” brings his sweeping romantic vision to Ireland with “Wild Mountain Thyme,” arriving on Digital and DVD Tuesday Feb. 2, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt, “Mary Poppins Returns”) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan, “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy) seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony Reilly’s (Christopher Walken, “The Deer Hunter”) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.