February 12, 2019: This Week on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD
Having taken the Best Motion Picture, Drama award at the recent Golden Globes, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody comes home today on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD. Other new releases include the Willem DaFoe led Vincent Van Gogh biopic At Eternity’s Gate and another true story with The Front Runner, which sets Hugh Jackman as 1988 Presidential candidate Gary Hart. Then, wrapping up new releases, is Tyler Perry’s comedy Nobody’s Fool, starring Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter.
Warner Archive has a double serving of catalogue blu-rays. Howard Hawks’ The Thing From Another World (the inspiration for John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’) finally makes its Blu-ray debut alongside the Todd Phillips comedy adaptation of the 1970s cop series Starsky & Hutch.
It’s a Valentine’s Day themed week over at Shout! Factory. Joining the Shout! Select line is director Mike Newell’s 1994 romcom Four Weddings and a Funeral. Then, the Scream Factory label expands with both the 2001 slasher Valentine and the four film Poison Ivy Collection, bringing to blu-ray 1992’s “Poison Ivy,” 1996’s “Poison Ivy II: Lily,” 1997’s “Poison Ivy: The New Seduction” and 2008’s “Poison Ivy: The Secret Society”.
The Criterion Collection continues to celebrate the work of German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. It doesn’t get much bigger than this week’s release of his 15-hour Berlin Alexanderplatz, now available in HD for the first time.
Arrow Video has a spooky double feature hitting store shelves. Horror legends Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee team for the 1972 creature feature Horror Express. Then, the incomparable Takashi Miike helms one of the most disturbing thrillers of all time with 1999’s Audition, the story of a man who decides to pick his new wife with a fake movie casting call.
When it comes to the small screen, February 12th brings us the first season of Nightflyers. Based on the novella and short stories by George R.R. Martin, “Nightflyers” is set at the end of the 21st century and detailed mankind’s terrifying first encounters with alien life.
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