New to Streaming:
The Rental (2020) Actor Dave Franco makes his directorial debut in this tale of two couples who suspect that the owner of the house they’ve rented may be spying on them and collecting secret info that, if revealed, could prove disastrous for certain parties. Allison Brie stars.
Stockton on my Mind (2020) The journey of Michael Tubbs, a troubled youth who at the age of 26 became the youngest mayor of Stockton, Ca., is chronicled in this documentary.
We Are The Radical Monarchs (2020) In Oakland, California, a group of girls aged 8-13, put together a socially conscious alternative to the girl scouts. Their story is told in this documentary from director Linda Goldstein Knowlton.
New to Disc:
Pride and Prejudice (1940) Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier star in what is considered to be one of the best of the many adaptations of Jane Austen’s celebrated 1813 novel. Extras include a vintage short and cartoon and the film’s trailer.
Girl Crazy (1943) and Strike Up the Band (1940) Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were two of MGM’s top stars of the 1940s thanks to films like these where the premise always consists of the duo putting on a show, which they do in their own inimitable fashion. Tommy Dorsey appears in Girl Crazy while bandleader Paul Whiteman appears in the latter film. Both discs (sold separately) feature bountiful extras that include a stereo musical number from each film and intros from the late Mickey Rooney.
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) Esther Williams stars in this loose adaptation of the life and times of famed Australian swimmer, Annette Kellerman, a pioneer in the art of synchronized swimming.
The Tenant (1976) Roman Polanski’s follow up to his celebrated film, Chinatown, is a fascinating psychological thriller wherein an loner rents an apartment whose previous tenant committed suicide. This new edition includes multiple featurettes, including a new conversation with star/co-writer/director Polanski himself.
Thirteen Ghosts (2001) The 1960 William Castle produced horror film gets the remake treatment in this film produced by Robert Zemeckis and Joel Silver. Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham and Shannon Elizabeth star. Extras include new talent interviews and commentary.
Graveyard Shift (1990) A very large infestation of rats in an old Maine textile mile is the setting for this adaptation of a Stephen King short story. New extras include interviews and commentary.
L’Innocente (1976) was the final film for celebrated director Luchino Visconti. In the latter part of the 19th century, a restless aristocrat cheats on his wife and then is confronted with the knowledge that his mistress is having her own affair. This leads to much mental anguish for the aristocrat. Giancarlo Giannini and Jennifer O’Neil star. Extras include a video essay and a 16 page booklet.
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