Code of the Assassins (Action, Adventure)
The Wuxia fantasy action-adventure extravaganza “Code of the Assassins” lands on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Tuesday, March 28, from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film is also currently available on the martial arts streaming service Hi-YAH!
After completing his training, an elite young assassin embarks on his first mission and is quickly ensnared in an intricate plot laid by powerful people pulling strings from the shadows. Upon failing to complete the assignment, he is forced to go on the run — from the government and rival assassin groups alike —as he seeks to unmask the players behind the conspiracy.
Directed by Daniel Lee (“Dragon Blade,” “The Climbers”), “Code of the Assassins” stars William Feng (“Wolf Totem,” “White Vengeance”), Jun Hu (“Red Cliff,” “Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils”), Gina Jin (“Wuxin: The Monster Killer,” “Hope All is Well”), Qingxiang Wang (“The Grandmaster,” “Red Cliff”), Ray Lui (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Raging Fire”) and Jack Kao (“A Place of One’s Own,” “Witness”). The film is presented in Mandarin with available English subtitles.
Let It Be Morning (Drama)
Israel’s official submission for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards and an official selection at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, “Let It Be Morning” is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Cohen Media Group.
Sami (Alex Bakri, “Mars at Sunrise”) lives in Jerusalem with his wife and child, and an invitation to his brother’s wedding forces him to return to the Arab village where he grew up. After the wedding, with no warning or explanation, the village is put under military lockdown by Israeli soldiers and cut off from the outside world. Chaos rises overnight amongst those stuck within the walls.
Writer-director Eran Kolirin (“The Band’s Visit”) brings Sayed Kashua’s bestselling novel to life, exposing the absurdist world of Palestinian reality while highlighting human stories of being trapped in an unexpected situation. The film is presented in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.
M3GAN (Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
She’s more than a toy. She’s family. And now she’s unrated. “M3GAN” is available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD in an all-new unrated edition from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The hit film is also currently streaming on Peacock.
M3GAN is a marvel of artificial intelligence, a life-like doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. Designed by brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams, “Get Out”), M3GAN can listen and watch and learn as she becomes friend and teacher, playmate and protector, for the child she is bonded to. As Gemma faces pressure at work from her boss (Ronny Chieng, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) to deliver a finished version of M3GAN, she suddenly becomes the unprepared caretaker of her newly orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, “The Haunting of Hill House”). Gemma decides to pair the M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems — a decision that will have unimaginable consequences.
Produced Atomic Monster’s James Wan (“Saw,” “Anabelle”) and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum (the “Halloween” franchise, “The Black Phone”) and directed by Gerald Johnstone (“Housebound”), “M3GAN” delivers more distressing violence and profanity with its unrated version. Fans can also enjoy the film’s theatrical version as well as never-before-seen bonus content on the release, including a breakdown of the creation of “M3GAN” (“A New Vision of Horror”), a behind-the-scenes featurette showcasing the movie’s complex stunts and gory deaths (“Getting Hacked”) and a look at how the animatronics, puppets and actor Amie Donald made M3GAN seem as real as possible (“Bringing Life to M3GAN”).
Missing (Drama, Thriller)
The thrilling roller-coaster mystery that makes you wonder how well you know those closest to you, “Missing” appears on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, March 28, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is also now available on Digital.
When her mother (Nia Long, “The Best Man”) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June’s (Storm Reid, “A Wrinkle in Time”) search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try to find her before it’s too late. But as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers — and when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that she never really knew her at all.
Viewers can dive deeper into the mystery of “Missing” with bonus materials found on the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital releases, including a filmmaker commentary track and three behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Storm Reid and the Challenge of ‘Missing,’” “Misdirects, Online Crimes and the Social Media Mystery” and “The Screens that Rule Our Lives.” Additionally, the Blu-ray and Digital releases include deleted scenes and “Hunting for the ‘Missing’ Easter Eggs.”
Secret Defense (Crime, Drama)
New Wave master and former Cahiers du Cinema editor-in-chief Jacques Rivette’s “Secret Defense” is now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Cohen Film Collection.
When a brilliant scientist (Sandrine Bonnaire, “Vagabond”) discovers that her father did not die accidentally but was murdered by a family friend, she swears vengeance. However, she soon finds herself deeply embroiled in a mystery of lust and intrigue. And when she discovers the truth about her father, it threatens to shake her very foundations in this fascinating thriller.
“Secret Defense” is presented in French with English subtitles. Bonus features on the release include the re-release trailer and an audio commentary track by Richard Peña, director emeritus of the New York Film Festival and professor of film and media studies at Columbia University.
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