May 17 new releases include ‘Licorice Pizza’, ‘Infinite’ on disc, ‘Morbius’ on digital – Media Play News


Licorice Pizza

John Latchem

Titles new to DVD and Blu-ray Disc on May 17 include Licorice Pizza and Infinitewhile Morbius becomes available through digital retailers.

MGM Oscar nominee Licorice Pizza will be released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 17 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From Oscar-nominated director, screenwriter, producer and cinematographer Paul Thomas Anderson (boogie nights, ghost yarn), the film was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture. It stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper and Benny Safdie. It’s the story of Alana Kane (Haim) and Gary Valentine (Hoffman) growing up, running and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley in 1973.

sci-fi actor Infinite will arrive for digital purchase April 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 17 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film is based on the book The reincarnationist papers by D. Eric Maikranz. The film follows characters who must use memories and skills from past lives to protect the future of humanity in a race against time in the struggle between good and evil. Wahlberg plays Evan McCauley, who is haunted by skills he never learned and memories of places he never visited. While he is self-medicating and on the verge of a nervous breakdown, a secret group calling themselves “Infinites” come to his rescue, revealing that his memories are real – but are from several past lives. The Infinites bring Evan to their extraordinary world, where a gifted few have the opportunity to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over centuries. With critical secrets buried in his past, Evan must work with the Infinites to unlock the answers within his memories in a race against time to save humanity from one of their own (Ejiofor) who seeks to destroy it. The film also stars Sophie Cookson, Jason Mantzoukas, Rupert Friend, Liz Carr, Toby Jones and Dylan O’Brien.

The third season of “Succession” will be released on DVD and digital on May 17 from Warner Bros. HomeEntertainment. The third season of “Succession,” the HBO original series that follows the saga of a powerful media family, includes all nine episodes. The drama series traces the life of a wealthy patriarch and his four adult children who control one of the largest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. “Succession” explores themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his children Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Connor (Alan Ruck). ). The show’s second season won a total of seven Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series. The third season finds Logan in a perilous position, struggling to secure family, political, and financial alliances after being ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall. After Kendall’s impulsive decision to expose the sprawling corporate scandal, the family must each consider their own future. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war, with the Roy family navigating looming questions of who will take over in a post-Logan world.

The action movie based on Marvel Comics Morbius will be available for digital purchase May 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film, Oscar winner Jared Leto plays the enigmatic anti-hero Michael Morbius, who is dangerously afflicted with a rare blood disease. Determined to save others suffering the same fate, Dr. Morbius takes a desperate gamble. While at first glance it seems like a radical success, a darkness in him is unleashed. It’s coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 14.

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The first season of the landmark series “Great Escapes With Morgan Freeman” arrives May 17 on DVD from Lionsgate. Hosted and narrated by Morgan Freeman, the series delves deep into the inner workings of some of the most notorious prison escapes in history across the globe. The eight-part docuseries explores prison escapes from Alcatraz and Rikers Island to Germany’s Stalag Luft III and HM Prison Maze in Belfast. With state-of-the-art recreations and visual effects, as well as interviews with some of the prisoners themselves, their families, cellmates, and the guards who were there, “Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman” uncovers every step of the greatest escapes. complex and audacious – by convicted criminals, prisoners of war and political prisoners – and the exhaustive manhunts that followed.

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West The man who shot Liberty Valance will arrive on May 17 for the very first time on 4K Ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR) as part of Paramount Home Entertainment’s Paramount Presents line. Four-time Oscar-winning director John Ford has assembled an all-star cast for what is considered by many critics to be a quintessential – yet trailblazing – Western at the end of his career. Starring James Stewart and John Wayne (together for the first time), alongside Vera Miles, Lee Marvin, John Carradine and Lee Van Cleef, the film tells the story of a senator (Stewart), his old friend (Wayne) and a despicable outlaw named Liberty Valance (Marvin). Adapted from a short story by Dorothy M. Johnson, the screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck gave us the oft-quoted line “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”

Eddie Murphy’s action comedy Beverly Hills Cop II will be released on May 17 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment for its 35th anniversary. Directed by Tony Scott, who followed Superior gun with this sequel, Beverly Hills Cop II was originally released on May 20, 1987. Produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, it was a box office success, earning over $153 million domestically and becoming the #1 movie of 1987. The film also earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. for Best Original Song for “Shakedown”. In the film, Axel Foley (Murphy) is back where he doesn’t belong, this time going “deep, deep, deep undercover” to stop a gang of international ammunition smugglers. Judge Reinhold and John Ashton also return as Murphy’s crime-fighting sidekicks. The version includes Dolby Vision and HDR-10 and Dolby 5.1 DTS Master Audio.

Vestron Video’s 1987 Action Western Extreme harm, starring Nick Nolte, will be released on Blu-ray Disc on May 17 from Lionsgate. Besides Nolte, the film directed by Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 hours.) with a story co-written by Oscar-nominated John Milius (1979, Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Revelation now), also stars Powers Boothe, Maria Conchita Alonso (The running man, Predator 2, propagated), Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Total recall, Superior gun) and Rip Torn. The gritty, modern western follows Texas Ranger Jack Benteen (Nolte) as he locks horns with a former friend, Cash Bailey (Boothe), now a ruthless drug kingpin. Although they are on opposite sides of the law, they share a love interest in the sultry Sarita (Alonso). When a team of rogue soldiers lands in the border town on a clandestine mission, all roads lead to a bloody showdown to the death, as loyalties shift and the lines between good and evil blur.

Kino Lorber May 17 releases 1970 revenge thriller violent city, with Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and Jill Ireland. The film, which predates its iconic “Death Wish” franchise, finds Bronson playing a former hitman framed by his ex-boss and left for dead. He tracks the shooter and his beautiful mistress (Ireland) to New Orleans. But when he exacts revenge on both the woman and the woman, he finds himself blackmailed by a powerful crime boss (Savalas) who wants the fiercely independent gunman to join his organization. He refuses and finds himself the target of another blow. The two-disc set includes both the original violent city – in a 2K restoration in English and Italian with optional English subtitles – and the 1973 American Cut, Family.

Beautiful, the critically acclaimed animated film from Oscar-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda, is available as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack May 17 from GKIDS and Shout! Plant. A heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media, Beautiful will also be available in a Target-exclusive steelbook edition.

The drama of coming of age abroad fashion lover will be released through digital retailers on May 17 by Ariztical Entertainment. In the Italian film, the young Sardinian shepherd Giovannino dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Unfortunately, his small rural town is far from bright lights. With his cheating father out of sight, Giovanni must contend with an angry mother. But two friends, a fashion teacher with connections and a boyfriend ready to do anything for him, give Giovanni hope. Directed by Marco Pollini, the film stars Pino Ammendola, Frencesco Desogus, Mariandrea Cesari, Valentina Sulas and Davide Garau.

A comprehensive list of new disc and digital releases, compiled weekly by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.


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