Crispin Glover Reunites With Roger Avary As A Hitman In ‘Lucky Day’

Penned and directed by Oscar winning scribe Roger Avary, Lucky Day centers on Red (Luke Bracey), a just released convict who attempts to lead a law abiding life with his wife (Nina Dobrev) and daughter. A French hitman named Luc (Crispin Glover) has other plans in mind, as he is on a revenge mission to snuff out Red.

Glover previously worked with Avary on the Robert Zemeckis directed Beowulf (Glover voiced Grendel and Avary co-penned the film). That said, the actor didn’t have ample time to prepare for the role. “It was obvious this was a great character and I had 7 days from reading the script to being in front of the camera shooting,” said Glover. “Luckily it was a really good character and it worked out well.”

Click on the media bar to hear Glover talk about the biggest challenges of shooting Lucky Day:

Co-starring Clifton Collins, Lucky Day is now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Special features on the disc include audio commentary from Avary and a making-of featurette.

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Bill Hader Reflects On ‘It Chapter Two’ Collaboration With Finn Wolfhard

It Chapter Two may not have been as critically beloved as the first installment, but it did make over $472 million worldwide at the box office. The feature is now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital, and one of the feature’s strongest aspects is Bill Hader’s performance as the grown up version of Richie (Finn Wolfhard plays Richie as a youth).

Click on the media bar to hear Bill Hader talk about how Finn Wolfhard helped him get the role in It Chapter Two:

Special features available on the 4K UHD Combo Pack includes audio commentary from director Andy Muschietti and several featurettes (“Pennywise Lives Again!,” “Finding the Deadlights,” “The Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun,” “Finding the Deadlights,” and “The Summers of It”).

It Chapter Two is now out a 4K UHD Combo Pack and DVD (digital code also included).

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Bruce Willis Action Thriller ‘Trauma Center’ Lands On Blu-Ray In February

Bruce Willis, seen this year opposite Edward Norton in Motherless Brooklyn and the M. Night Shyamalan directed flick Glass, plays a police detective out to solve the murders of his partners and informant in Trauma Center. The thriller hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 4 via Lionsgate.

Teaming up with Lt. Wakes (Willis) is Madison (Nicky Whelan), a witness who was injured during the shootings. The two culprits are actually corrupt vice cops who are attempting to covering their tracks, and it’s up to Wakes to bring these criminals to justice. Willis has played police detectives way too many times to count (my personal favorite, not including the Die Hard films, is the underrated Richard Donner cop film 16 Blocks).

Rounding out the cast for Trauma Center are Tito Ortiz, Texas Battle and Steve Guttenberg. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Lars Von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In February

The House That Jack Built, the latest feature from revered filmmaker Lars von Trier (Antichrist, Breaking the Waves), hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 4 via Scream Factory.

The narrative centers on a failed architect and killer named Jack (Matt Dillon) as he recounts his elaborately planned murders, each of which help define his “career” as an accomplished serial killer. This black comedy which, like many of Lars Von Trier’s films has its devotees and detractors, co-stars Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD versions come with the theatrical cut and director’s cut of the flick.Special features include Sonning Prize: An Interview With Director Lars Von Trier, a teaser trailer, and theatrical trailer.

Are you a fan of Lars von Trier’s body of work, or is his approach to cinema a bit too much for you? Feel free to comment below!

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Samara Weaving Explores “Terrifying And Hilarious” Nature Of ‘Ready or Not’

The critically acclaimed thriller Ready or Not centers on Grace (Samara Weaving), a young bride whose wedding night turns out to be a nightmare. Her new family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) place her smack center in a deadly game of “Hide and Seek,” and she must use her wits and resourcefulness to survive the evening. Directed by Radio Silence (aka Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett), the unpredictable nature of the feature was an immediate draw for Weaving.

“It’s terrifying and hilarious,” said Weaving, whose previous credits include The Babysitter and Mayhem. “It doesn’t stick to one genre. It plays them really well together.”

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include the featurette “Let the Games Begin: The Making of Ready or Not,” audio commentary by Radio Silence and Samara Weaving, and a Gag Reel.

Click on the media bar to hear Weaving talk about the seventeen wedding dresses she wore for Ready or Not:

Ready or Not hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 3.

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4K Restoration Of ‘Joan The Maid’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In December

Joan The Maid, a two-part epic that centers on the life of Joan of Arc (Sandrine Bonnaire), hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms on December 3 via the Cohen Film Collection.

Directed by Jacques Rivette (La Belle Noiseuse, Celine and Julie Go Boating), the feature is being released with a new 4K restoration of the 1994 feature. Joan The Maid: The Battles, centers on Joan’s experiences on in war as the French battle against the English. The second installment (Joan The Maid: The Prisons) centers on Joan’s final two years of life. Bonnaire received a César Award nomination for her work in the second installment.

Though its 336 minute run time is intimidating, the film is lensed by  William Lubtchansky, a cinematographer who, along with his Rivette collaborations, has also worked with directors Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, and Agnés Varda.

Bonus features on the set include the original and re-release trailers.

 

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