Mort is a Vietnam vet, a one-time poet and now a staggering drunk who decides to get his life together and return to his family home in suburban Chicago. It’s been 20 years since he’s seen his estranged sister Eileen, who still lives with her son Abe, who dreams of buying a boat and sailing with a friend from Lake Michigan to the Atlantic and beyond. Eileen is wary of her screwed up brother, but Abe finds a sympathetic ear in his downtrodden uncle and begins to manipulate the older man into helping him buy a sailboat from two shady operators, who in addition to peddling rickety vessels also push wholesale liquor. Just the thing Mort doesn’t need. Featuring memorable performances from its first-rate cast (John Malkovich, John Goodman, Dana Delany), Drunkboat (Virgil Films) is less than smooth sailing and a great flick to watch.
When does myth give way to reality? For the tiny, isolated hamlet of Cold Rock, the line between what’s real and what’s not becomes all too frighteningly real. Witness The Tall Man (Image Entertainment), written and directed by Pascal Laugier, and starring Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Samantha Ferris and Stephen McHattie.
In an isolated, slowly dying mining town, children are vanishing without a trace–abducted, the townsfolk whisper, by a mysterious entity known locally as “The Tall Man.” Town nurse Julia Denning seems skeptical . . . until her young David disappears in the middle of night. Frantic to rescue the boy, Julia lives every parent’s darkest nightmare in this terrifying, shock-around-each-corner thriller. Filled with twists and turns that both thrill and chill, The Tall Man is an unforgettable journey into the dark recesses of madness.
To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey (Virgil Films) tells the moving real-life story of a Eurasian girl from Hong Kong who while studying at London’s Royal Ballet School was spotted by famed movie producer Ray Stark and would captivate the world as Nancy Kwan, star of the 1960 classic The World of Suzie Wong. Kwan would follow that Academy Award-nominated motion picture debut the following year with the groundbreaking all-Asian Rodgers & Hammerstein hit musical Flower Drum Song. Kwan instantly become one of the most sought after young actresses in Hollywood and went on to star in more major movies opposite such leading men as Tony Curtis and Dean Martin. But at the height of her sex symbol fame she returned to Hong Kong to care for her ailing father–and remained there for a decade.
International superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme delivers non-stop action and excitement in the all-new action thriller 6 Bullets, exploding onto DVD and Digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In his latest action-packed, high-octane film, Van Damme stars as Samson Gaul, an unstoppable ex-mercenary with a dark past who reluctantly returns to action in order to help rescue a kidnapped American girl from a foreign crime syndicate. Co-starring Joe Flanigan, Bianca Bree and Anna-Louise Plowman, the film is packed with the kind of gritty fight scenes and pulse-pounding suspense only Van Damme can deliver. Action fans won’t want to miss Van Damme’s latest round of hard-hitting thrills with 6 Bullets.
Two parallel universes continue to collide as mysterious forces work to overwrite the laws of physics in the release of Fringe: The Complete Fourth Season from Warner Home Video. The critically acclaimed fourth season of television’s most thrilling sci-fi series features 22 mind-bending episodes with over two hours of brand new special features, including two Blu-ray exclusive featurettes, and an offer for a free 23-page digital comic.
Set in two parallel universes, the FBI’s Fringe Division investigates unusual incidents that defy explanation. When unimaginable events threaten existence on a universal scale, Special Agent Olivia Dunham, eccentric fringe scientist Walter Bishop and his alternate-universe born son, Peter, continue their mission to heal the rifts between the two worlds. To complicate matters further, Peter has mysteriously returned to a universe in which he never existed – a virtual stranger to the Fringe team–while a God Complex–driven madman is crossing between realities with an absolute endgame in mind that will destroy both worlds! Wrestling with questions of identity, destiny and existence, the Fringe team must not only struggle to reset their reality and find each other again, but save both universes . . . by sacrificing more than one of their lives!
Meet The Samaritan (IFC Films), starring Samuel L. Jackson.
After 25 years in prison for killing his partner in crime, mournful con man Foley is finished with the grifter’s life. When he meets a beautiful yet damaged and mysterious young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion: Ethan, the headstrong son of Foley’s former partner, has come up with an ingenious plan for a score involving his mobster boss and he wants Foley in on it.
Can Foley trust this bitter young man who may have scores to settle? And what is the dark secret that the enigmatic Iris carries with her? The harder Foley tries to escape his past, the tighter he is ensnared in Ethan’s web of deception, until it becomes all too clear to Foley that some wrongs can never be made right and that maybe the ultimate con man is being conned. The Samartian shows how redemption often comes at a dangerously high price.