SIX STRINGS: "2017 BEST OF SCORES/SOUNDTRACKS"


There was a great amount of music released in 2017, this is not any where near the awesome soundtracks out there... this is just the stuff I found myself listening to the most, the first ten are CAR/HOME and the second ten are mostly at "HOME". Here are my choices and strictly my opinion... THANKS to all the labels, artists and films that made this possible!

2017 "TOP TEN" MOST LISTENED:

Furious: The Legend of Kolovrat [2017] (Lakeshore)
Serj Tankian

The Black Prince [2017] (Caldera Records)
George Kallis

Blade Runner 2049 [2017] (Epic Records)
Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion [2017] (MovieScore Media)
George Kallis

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword [2017] (WaterTower)
Daniel Pemberton

LIVIDE [2017] (Kronos Records)
RAPHAEL GESQUA

Poltergeist II: The Other Side [1986-2017] (Intrada)
Jerry Goldsmith

Eloise [2017] (Mediant Music: http://ronenlanda.com/)
Ronen Landa

Blue Earth II [2017] (Silva)
Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, David Fleming

The Great Wall [2017] (Milan)
Ramin Djawadi

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2017 2ND RUNNERS UP:

The Last Warrior [2017] (Disney)
George Kallis

Knock [2017] (MovieScore Media)
Cyrille Aufort

Harlots [2017] (Silva)
Rael Jones

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [2017] (Disney)
Geoff Zanelli

The Mummy [2017] (Back Lot)
Brian Tyler

OJ: Made in America [2017] (Lakeshore)
Gary Lionelli

The Promise [2017] (Lakeshore)
Gabriel Yared

Centaur [2017] (Plaza Mayor)
Andre Matthias

Netflix: House of Cards V [2017] (Varese)
Jeff Beal

The Hustler [1961-2017] (Intrada)
Kenyon Hopkins

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2017 BEST BOX SETS:

Stephen King Collection (8CD) (Varese Sarabande)
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS: THE FRANZ WAXMAN COLLECTION (4CD) (Intrada)

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MY FAVORITE FOR 2017!

Blade Runner 2049 [2017] (Epic Records)
Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch

THANK YOU "2017"
-Jeremy [Six Strings]

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MVD Entertainment Group: "Cat O' Nine Tails" (1971) [Blu-ray + DVD Limited Edition]


Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as "nine times more suspenseful" than its predecessor, was The Cat O' Nine Tails. When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò (Karl Malden, Patton, One-Eyed Jacks), who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute's scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani (James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) to crack the case. 


But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperiled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori (Cinzia De Carolis, Cannibal Apocalypse), Franco's young niece, may also be in the killer's sights... This second entry in the so-called "Animal Trilogy" found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O' Nine Tails remains one of Argento's most suspenseful and underrated films.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Intrada: "ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES" (2CD) Music by Michael Kamen


Intrada kicks of the 2018 soundtrack year with a 2-CD expanded edition of Michael Kamen's adventurous score for the Morgan Creek production of Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves.  The original album featured 50 minutes of score (plus two vocals, not available for this release), whereas the film contains nearly two hours.  Combined with alternates, this release showcases an additional 85 minutes of music not previously released.  The theme became such a signature sound that Morgan Creek used it for their logo attached to their movies from that point on.  Joined by horns, Robin is given a heroic theme during the opening credits, drawing in the audience to the deeds and misdeeds to come from this new vision of Robin Hood.  The orchestration is traditional—featuring brass in action scenes, strings in scenes of intense emotion, and pastoral woodwinds to evoke the beauty of Sherwood Forest. It roars, it whispers. It sings, it dances. It excites, it calms. Sometimes it even frightens. With a strong heroic theme, a "stalking bass line" for needed menace, and a simple, yet delicate and romantic love theme, Kamen had composed a film score worthy of the mighty thief prince.

The film opens in Jerusalem, during a crusade led by King Richard I. Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) is a prisoner, escaping to return to England—but his homecoming is hardly joyous. The sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman) has brutally murdered Lord Locksley, destroyed his estate and despoiled the countryside, hoping to amass enough wealth to bribe English barons to betray their lawful king. The events that follow mostly adhere  to the established story and feature the usual ensemble: sheriff’s henchman Guy of Gisborne (Michael Wincott), Little John (Nick Brimble) and Friar Tuck (Michael McShane). But there are several new twists. Robin is accompanied back to England by a new character, Azeem (Morgan Freeman), a moor whose life he has saved, and who has vowed to return the favor. Maid Marian (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) is a feisty, independent female who initially disdains Robin and manages to be an empowered woman until the very end, when she becomes a traditional damsel-in-distress.

INTRADA Special Collection 395

For track listing and sound samples, please: [CLICK HERE]
 
OK, this is an awesome start... cannot wait to hear more of this one!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "BABES WITH BLADES" Action-Fantasy’s North American DVD & VOD


Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the steampunk, action-fantasy film BABES WITH BLADES. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in August in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Brian Sweet of APL Films. The film will arrive on DVD & VOD January 2.

Featuring UK stuntwomen from the infamous Babes with Blades Theater Group, BABES WITH BLADES stars Cecily Fay (Prometheus, The Huntsman: Winters War, Star Wars), Lauren Okadigbo (Justice League, Wonder Woman), Yennis Cheung (Skyfall, Death Race 4), and punk icon John Robb.

On the dark streets of Draiga, a mining colony occupied by the Visray Empire, lives Azura, the last of a fearsome warrior race known as the Sarnians. After witnessing her once beautiful home world turn into a lifeless husk, Azura must fight to the death in the gladiatorial ring to stay alive.

Meanwhile, a group of human freedom fighters form a resistance, seeking to try and protect their families from the oppressive and cruel rule of the Visray Section Commander Sorrentine. Unbeknownst to Azura, the fate of all humans on Draiga is about to rest in her hands. Can she survive long enough to save her colony?

Starting January 2, BABES WITH BLADES will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and On Demand through local cable and satellite providers. "http://www.babeswithblades.co.uk/"
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

HWR RELEASES: "CHRISTMAS WITH A CAPITAL C" MUSIC BY EDWIN WENDLER

http://howlinwolfrecords.com/

It's the end of the year and it's a time to celebrate the good things in 2017, why not share this wonderful new music by composer great "Edwin Wendler" and on our label "Howlin' Wolf Records". I am proud to be part of this release, many talented people from start to finish were involved... so experience it and Happy Holidays!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Howlin' Wolf Records Proudly Presents: "FINAL JUDGEMENT/TERROR WITHIN II" music by Terry Plumeri


Both scores are composed, orchestrated, and conducted by Terry Plumeri. A chamber orchestra and choir are used to create a Gothic, "brooding harmonic vocabulary" to match the psychological journey of FINAL JUDGEMENT. For THE TERROR WITHIN II, "dark and sometimes forceful accompaniment" match the extreme, post-nuclear war landscape. In the liner notes the composer reflects on the love theme for THE TERROR WITHIN II, proclaiming it as "one of my favorite love themes I have written for cinema."


Jeremy [Six Strings]

Random Media: "BLUE WORLD ORDER"


Random Media brings humankind to the edge of ruin in Blue World Order.  Starring Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom), Jake Ryan ("Home and Away", The Great Gatsby) and Stephen Hunter (Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy), Blue World Order will premiere nationwide January 16th on Cable and Digital VOD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, inDemand, Dish and more. 

Blue World Order is the first feature from writer-directors Che Baker and Dallas Bland.  The duo collected the awards for Best Film at the Canberra International Film Festival and the LA Invasion Film Festival amid screenings around the world.  Bruce Spence (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Matrix Revolutions), Jack Thompson (The Man from Snowy River, Around the Block) and newcomer Billie Rutherford round out the cast of survivors in search of a new beginning after nuclear war and a deadly plague have pushed humankind to the edge.


After a nuclear war decimated the Northern Hemisphere, the surviving population was infected with a deadly bacterium. In an attempt to rebuild civilization, a self-appointed government called The Order distributed an immunization to the bacteria, which inadvertently killed all the children. Only one man, Jake Slater, remained immune. The only child that survived is his daughter, Molly. Now, Jake scavenges the wasteland searching for a way to keep her alive, unaware that she is the key to the survival of humankind.
 
The poster reveals a "big something" and why is that connected to Billy Zane? I have to know...
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment: "The Mountain Between Us"


After the cancellation of their flights out of Boise Airport due to stormy weather, Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Bass (Idris Elba) and photojournalist Alex Martin (Kate Winslet) contact Walter (Beau Bridges), a local private pilot to get to Alex's wedding (scheduled for the following day) and Ben's emergency surgery appointment in Baltimore, Maryland. They board an uncharted flight with Walter's dog. Shortly after takeoff, Walter suffers a stroke, causing the plane to crash on a mountaintop. Ben, Alex and the dog survive the incident with various injuries, but Walter is killed.

Ben buries Walter and tends to Alex's wounds, realizing they must find civilization for any hope of survival. Alex asks Ben to leave her behind as he has a better chance of surviving, but Ben refuses. Instead, he climbs a peak to see if there are any structures nearby. On his descent, he nearly falls off a cliff face. Meanwhile, a cougar approaches the plane wreckage, attacking and injuring the dog. The cougar then approaches Alex within the plane wreckage, but she wounds it with a flare. Ben returns to find a blood trail and rushes to the plane. He provides medical attention to the dog and later retrieves the body of the cougar and barbecues it for food.


Stranded for days with dwindling sustenance, Ben and Alex find strength in each other. Alex becomes skeptical that help will come, though Ben continues to insist they press on. After a heated argument, they both sleep, with Alex resolving that she will leave. At first light, she proceeds to leave the wreckage and start a descent down the mountain. Ben wakes and gives chase, eventually catching up with Alex, and they make up over past grievances. While making shelter in a cave, Alex uses her camera to locate a man-made structure and spots a reflective material flashing at her. They agree to make it down to this structure. As they continue their walk, they become separated from the dog. Ben goes after him and finds an abandoned cabin. As he looks through it, Alex feels the ground beneath her cracking. She realizes she is standing over thin ice, and she falls through into the ice cold water. Ben hears the cracking and sees Alex fall down. He runs over and pulls her out, but she is unconscious and almost blue. Ben brings her to the cabin and starts a fire to warm her up. He takes a risk of administrating her an injection he crafted out of materials in the cabin in a resourceful way. A couple of days later, Alex eventually wakes up to the sound Ben makes with the piano in the cabin.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Lôi Báo" Music by Christopher Wong


MovieScore Media presents the music from the action thriller Lôi Báo, the latest collaboration between Vietnamese-American composer Christopher Wong and writer/director Victor Vu. The film tells the story of a man dying of a terminal illness receives an experimental medical treatment and soon discovers he has superhuman powers. But the origins of the treatment are intertwined in a dark history that becomes unraveled in his life… The film and the score is a follow-up to last year’s releases of Sword of the Assassin and Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, two other MovieScore Media soundtrack which featured music from Christopher Wong / Victor Vu collaborations.

”Lôi Báo is an unconventional film in that it has elements of both a superhero movie and a suspense thriller” explains the composer about the project. ”In listening to the score, one will encounter action cues and heroic anthems, but might be surprised to hear a great deal of mystery and suspense, and even some dramatic music suggesting dark secrets of a family.  As with many of Victor Vu’s films, lost memories are an important story theme and so you might even hear music that hints at a mysterious love that can’t quite be remembered.” Due to its genre-bending plot, the music has a lot of ground to cover from its piano-based love theme to its orchestral treatment of gradually discovered superpowers.

Composer Christopher Wong has established himself as the go-to composer for the rising generation of Asian American directors. Christopher’s interest in film music began late in college when he was selected by the music department to study privately under Jerry Goldsmith. His first major credit was Journey from the Fall, the debut feature from director Ham Tran – the film received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival, while the score earned a nomination from the International Film Music Critics Association for Best New Composer of 2007. Apart from Journey from the Fall, MovieScore Media has also released Christopher’s score for The Rebel, a historical drama set in 1920 French Indochina, the romantic comedy How to Fight in Six Inch Heels and Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass which was Vietnam’s submission for the 2016 Academy Awards. "http://moviescoremedia.com/"
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MovieScore Media: "Skybound" Music by Andrew Reich


MovieScore Media takes to the skies with Skybound, the new action thriller score by German composer Andrew Reich. Written and directed by Alex Tavakoli, Skybound finds five friends on a small airplane in the middle of some strange events. When the group mysteriously loses their its radio connection on a trip from New York to LA, it turns out that maybe they are better off in the air. As they continue their flight, they’re forced to assume that a major disaster happened on the ground. They discover a stowaway, Erik, who urges them not to land at any cost. Before they run out of fuel, they must find out the truth…

The high-octane action thriller score is provided by Andrew Reich, who combines the reflective piano parts for the majesty of flying with heart-pounding percussion as the simple plane ride turns into a nightmare.  As the composer explains: “Besides a typical score with orchestral elements, Alex wanted some let’s called them ’up-in-the-sky’ sounds. We had to create a palette of flying 3D effects to give the images more depth especially in scenes where you have exterior shots.”

Andrew Reich is an award-winning film composer, who previously worked on several European and American feature films. Trained by Hollywood veteran composer Christopher Young and German Film Score Guitarist Andreas van Wangenheim, Andrew started scoring for films in 2006, while graduating with a diploma degree in classical music. In 2011 Andrew’s score for Quirk of Fate gained him a Tech Award at the Long Island Film Expo, NY. Besides Skybound, his more recent credits are the 360 Virtual Reality adventure Walhalla and the upcoming western Bullet Vein. "http://moviescoremedia.com/"
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)"


In This Game, It's Either Win - Or Die! Get ready for Beverly Hills to crash and burn as Ken Wahl (The Soldier, The Wanderers) takes a one-man stand against one of the most daring heists ever conceived. When a toxic chemical spill sends fumes billowing through the city, emergency teams are on the spot in minutes to evacuate all civilians and set up quarantine. But it turns out that the spill is really a hoax and the emergency personnel are a crew of criminals executing an epic scheme on the entire city. There's only one hitch in their plan: Boomer Hayes (Wahl), a pro quarterback and local resident, and an undisputed master of moving downfield against the odds. Boomer skillfully evades a deadly SWAT tank and dozens of hired guns, but as the army of criminals are closing in fast, he'll have to use every trick in his playbook and more - if he's going to survive this real-life sudden-death match. 


Veteran filmmaker Sidney J. Furie (The Ipcress File) directed this action-packed thriller that features unrelenting suspense, spectacular stunts, colossal pyrotechnics and the irreverent destruction of this haven of the rich and famous. The stellar cast includes Harley Jane Kozak (Arachnophobia), Matt Frewer (Max Headroom) and Robert Davi (Die Hard).
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)"


The event the world will never forget! Winner of two Academy Awards including Actor in a Leading Role (Maximilian Schell, Topkapi) and nominated for eleven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Judgment at Nuremberg is a magnificent achievement in filmmaking, boasting brilliant performances by an all-star cast. American judge Dan Haywood (Spencer Tracy, Inherit the Wind) presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities. But as graphic accounts of sterilization and murder unfold in the courtroom, mounting political pressure for leniency forces Haywood to make the most harrowing and difficult decision of his career. 


This masterpiece, considered by many as one of the greatest films of all time, was directed by the great Stanley Kramer (On the Beach) with a stupendous cast that includes Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift and William Shatner.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Kino Lorber: "Blame it on Rio (1984)"


Blame it on Rio (1984): Welcome to the most exciting and sensual city in the world... Rio de Janeiro! The ultimate naughtiness of Brazil's hottest town is captured in this wild and wacky, zany screwball romantic comedy with a red-hot cast that includes Michael Caine (The Holcroft Covenant), Joseph Bologna (Cops and Robbers), Michelle Johnson (Waxwork), Valerie Harper (Rhoda) and Demi Moore (Ghost). Upon arriving in exotic Rio, longtime friends Matthew (Caine) and Victor (Bologna) and their teenage daughters (Moore & Johnson) barely unpack before this infamous pleasure spot begins to cast its torrid spell. 



Matthew quickly succumbs to Cupid's arrow, but when guilt gets the better of this married man, he vows to end the affair and keep it a secret... even from Victor. But as his white lies grow, so does his libido, and Matthew continues his indiscretions... until his wife shows up! Legendary filmmaker Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain, Charade, Funny Face) directed this romantic comedy, the final feature film in his glorious career.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Tor Books: "Nemo Rising" - C. Courtney Joyner


An exciting sequel to the Captain Nemo adventures enjoyed by millions in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize...

C. COURTNEY JOYNER is an award-winning writer of fiction, comics, and screenplays. He has more than 25 movies to his credit, including the cult films Prison, starring Viggo Mortensen; From a Whisper to a Scream, starring Vincent Price; and Class of 1999, directed by Mark Lester. A graduate of USC, Joyner's first produced screenplay was The Offspring, which also starred Vincent Price. Joyner's other scripts have included TV movies for CBS, USA, and Showtime. He is the author of The Shotgun western series and Nemo Rising.

 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "BAD DAY FOR THE CUT"


A mild-mannered farmer becomes a gun-totin’ vigilante on a bloody quest to avenge his beloved mother’s brutal murder in the witty and ultra-violent neo-noir BAD DAY FOR THE CUT, blasting its way onto Blu-ray™ January 9 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Chris Baugh makes his explosive directorial debut with this action-packed tale of revenge starring Nigel O’Neill (The Old Irish Washer Woman), Susan Lynch (From Hell), Józef Pawlowsku (Warsaw '44), Stuart Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), David Pearse (“Vikings”), Brian Milligan (Leap Year), Anna Prochniak (The Innocents), with Stella McCusker (Five Minutes of Heaven) and Ian McElhinney (Rogue One, “Game of Thrones”). BAD DAY FOR THE CUT made its world debut in the Midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival.


In this witty and ultra-violent thriller, a mild-mannered farmer sets off on a bloody quest for vengeance after his elderly mother is murdered. As he tracks her killers through the criminal underworld of Belfast, he begins to realize that there was a darker side to his beloved mother – and to himself.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "MAYHEM" on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the action, horror film MAYHEM on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo on Dec. 26, 2017. Directed by Joe Lynch (Everly, Chillerama), the feature film debut from writer Matias Caruso stars Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead,” Okja), Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Babysitter, “SMILF”) and Steven Brand ("Teen Wolf," "Secrets and Lies"). RLJE Films will release MAYHEM on DVD, on Blu-ra and on Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo.

Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all.


The MAYHEM DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo includes the bonus features “Creating MAYHEM: The Making of the Film,” an audio commentary with director Joe Lynch, Director of Photography Steve Gainer & Editor Josh Ethier and more.
 
Getting the case of the RED EYE!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99" Available on DVD, DVD/Blu-ray and Ultra High-Def 4K/Blu-ray Combo Packs


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) is set to release the action/thriller film BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 on DVD, DVD/Blu-ray and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo packs on Dec. 26, 2017.  Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk), BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 stars Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Udo Kier (Blade), Marc Blucas (“Underground”) and Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”). RLJE Films will release BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 on Dec. 26, 2017 on DVD , DVD/Blu-ray combo and on Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo. 


A former boxer named Bradley (Vince Vaughn) loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier. This vocation improves his situation until the terrible day that he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: THE ADVENTURERS [Blu-Ray/DVD]


Hong Kong Superstar Andy Lau (House of Flying Daggers, Internal Affairs) as a charismatic thief is pursued by French icon Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional, The Da Vinci Code, Mission Impossible) as a tenacious detective in the globetrotting caper film THE ADVENTURERS, stealing onto on digital December 5 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack  January 2 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Infamous thief Cheung Tan (Lau) has recently been released from prison. Cheung immediately plots a heist with his partners in order to steal precious jewels in Europe. Meanwhile, French detective Pierre (Reno) has been hot on Cheung’s trails for many years. This time, he decides to capture Cheung and his gang of thieves for good. Directed by Stephen Fung (Tai Chi Zero, Tai Chi Hero), THE ADVENTURERS also stars Shu Qi (The Transporter, The Assassin) and Zhang Jingchu (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation).  Bonus materials include a three-part Making-of featurette that highlights the talented cast.


In this slick, high-stakes action-adventure, the world’s top thieves – the infamous and charismatic Cheung (Andy Lau), his former partner in crime, Xiao (Tony Yang), and beautiful chameleon Ye (Shu Qi) - join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective (Jean Reno), they’ll have to take their game to the next level.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

MVD Entertainment Group: "The Apartment" [1960] Limited Edition (12/26)


In 1960, following on from the success of their collaboration on Some Like it Hot, director Billy Wilder (Ace in the Hole, Sunset Boulevard) reteamed with actor Jack Lemmon (The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross) for what many consider the pinnacle of their respective careers: The Apartment.

C.C. "Bud" Baxter (Lemmon) is a lowly Manhattan office drone with a lucrative sideline in renting out his apartment to adulterous company bosses and their mistresses. When Bud enters into a similar arrangement the firm's personnel director, J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray, Double Indemnity), his career prospects begin to look up... and up. But when he discovers that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine, Irma la Douce), the girl of his dreams, he finds himself forced to choose between his career and the woman he loves...


Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, The Apartment features a wealth of Hollywood's finest talent - on both sides of the camera - at the top of their game. By turns cynical, heart-warming and hilarious, Wilder's masterpiece now shines like never before in this all-new, 4K-restored edition from Arrow Films.

Trailer: [CLICK HERE]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Lionsgate Home Entertainment: "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" arrives on 4K



Director James Cameron’s iconic sci-fi action classic returns in pristine clarity when Terminator 2: Judgment Day arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) December 26 from Lionsgate. Loaded with bonus content, including an all-new, never-before-seen documentary featuring commentary from the cast and crew (including James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Edward Furlong), the groundbreaking masterpiece written by James Cameron and William Wisher. 


Terminator 2: Judgment Day shattered the definition of action-filmmaking to become one of the most celebrated sequels of all time. Even in an age of anything-is-possible digital blockbuster filmmaking – with onscreen action often entirely fabricated and “unreal” – T2 remains a touchstone for both filmmakers and movie fans on the use of visual effects, fusing high-tech thrills with an emotional and compelling story.
  
Jeremy [Six Strings]