DVD & Blu-rays Released July 23, 2013

Tuesday, July 23

The Bitter Buddha

The film takes an unconventional journey with a true “comic’s comic”. Eddie Pepitone, a startling voice in the alt-comedy scene, has been battling on-stage for over 30 years. Now in his fifties, he is attempting to take his comedy to the next level. Throughout the film, we follow Eddie as he struggles to break through his cult status while dealing with self-doubt, sobriety and a challenging past.

Original animation, stand-up material and hilarious interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron and others help us gain insight into this fascinating character. Above all, “The Bitter Buddha” is an unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.
Steven Feinartz
Comedy Documentary
104 mins

Pieta

In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently and mercilessly collects the debts without regard to the pain he causes his countless victims. One day, a mysterious woman appears in front of him claiming to be his long-lost mother. After coldly rejecting her at first, he gradually accepts her in his life and decides to quit his cruel job and seek a decent, redemptive life. However, he soon discovers a dark secret stemming from his past and realizes it may be too late to escape the horrific consequences already set in motion from his previous life.
Kim-Ki-Duk, Lee Jung-jin
Drama

Welcome to the Punch

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive.
Andrea Riseborough, James McAvoy, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Ridley Scott, Christopher Woodrow, Mark Strong, Stuart Ford, Molly Conners
Action Thriller Crime
96 mins

Kiss of the Damned

Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered...
Riley Keough, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Rapaport, Xan Cassavetes, Anna Mouglalis, Josephine de LaBaume, Roxane Mesquida
Drama Erotic Vampires
87 mins

Detention of the Dead

Tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night?
Justin Chon, Christa B. Allen, Alex Craig Mann, Rob Rinow, Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Jayson Blair, Max Adler
Comedy Horror Zombies
96 mins

Kiss of the Damned

Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered...
Riley Keough, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Rapaport, Xan Cassavetes, Anna Mouglalis, Josephine de LaBaume, Roxane Mesquida
Drama Erotic Vampires
90 mins

Ginger & Rosa

London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger and Rosa ­- are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered - by the clash of desire and the determination to survive.
Elle Fanning, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Sally Potter, Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening, Alessandro Nivola, Oliver Milburn
Drama Coming-of-Age
82 mins

Vehicle 19

A recently paroled man is given the wrong vehicle at a rental company and stumbles upon key evidence in a corruption trial. After being framed by crooked cops, he must circumvent an entire police force in a city he doesn't know if he is to clear his name and get the evidence to the prosecution in time.
Peter Safran, Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Mukunda Michael Dewil, Ryan Haidarian, Leyla Haidarian, Gys de Villiers, Tshepo Maseko
Thriller
109 mins

Starbuck

At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she's pregnant, David's past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he's the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck.
Ken Scott, Martin Petit, Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand
Comedy

Trance

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.
Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Christian Colson, Danny Boyle
Thriller Crime Heist
82 mins

Vehicle 19

A recently paroled man is given the wrong vehicle at a rental company and stumbles upon key evidence in a corruption trial. After being framed by crooked cops, he must circumvent an entire police force in a city he doesn't know if he is to clear his name and get the evidence to the prosecution in time.
Peter Safran, Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Mukunda Michael Dewil, Ryan Haidarian, Leyla Haidarian, Gys de Villiers, Tshepo Maseko
Thriller
118 mins

The Silence

The Silence begins 23 years ago on a hot Summer day, when a young girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat. Now, on the exact same date in the present, 13-year-old Sinikka is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot. As Krischan, the retired investigator of the unresolved case, and his younger colleague David struggle to solve the mystery of these parallel crimes, Sinikka’s distraught parents are trapped in an agonizing period of waiting and uncertainty. Meanwhile, their daughter’s fate rips open old wounds in the heart of Pia’s mother, who is visited by an unexpected guest with an eerie connection to her daughter. The unrelenting Summer heat lies over the quaint family homes like a bell jar and behind closed doors, worlds begin to fall apart
Ulrich Thomsen, Baran bo Odar
Drama

Love and Honor

When Dalton, a young soldier in Vietnam, gets dumped by his hometown girlfriend Jane, he and his best friend Mickey decides to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Teresa Palmer, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Lowell, Aimee Teegarden, Danny Mooney, Chip Diggins, Jim Burnstein, Garrett Schiff
Action War

Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun

The film captures Aerosmith at seven different venues during their 2011 tour across Japan. The footage that makes up the film was originally only intended for Aerosmith’s personal archives, but the band and its management found it so captivating that they wanted to make it available to their fans.
Casey Tebo
Documentary Concert
110 mins

Hunky Dory

Minnie Driver plays Viv, a fiery high school drama teacher determined to fire up her hormonal, apathetic students by putting on the best end-of-the-year show the school has ever seen… a glam rock-infused musical version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. But as the Welsh summer begins to heat up, can she compete with the typical teenage distractions of sex and drugs with some great rock and roll?
Aneurin Barnard, Marc Evans, Laurence Coriat, Minnie Driver, Danielle Branch, Robert Pugh, Haydn Gwynne, Steve Speirs
Drama

Tuesday, July 23