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April 2017

In a Valley of Violence

A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog Abbie make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey they cut through the center of a large valley - landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton - a place now dubbed by locals as a 'valley of violence.' As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, the troublemaking son of the town’s unforgiving Marshal (John Travolta), Denton's remaining residents bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction.

Genre: Westerns

DVD VRN 303484

March 2017

The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.

BAFTA Award nominee for Best Documentary.

Genre: Documentaries

DVD VRN 304805

February 2017

Morris from America

A heartwarming and crowd-pleasing coming-of-age comedy with a unique spin, Morris From America centers on Morris Gentry, a 13-year-old who has just relocated with his single father, Curtis (Craig Robinson), to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris, who fancies himself the next Notorious B.I.G., is a complete fish out of water - a budding hip-hop star in an EDM world. To complicate matters further, Morris quickly falls hard for his cool, rebellious, 15-year-old classmate, Katrin. Morris sets out against all odds to take the hip-hop world by storm, and win the girl of his dreams

Genre: Comedy

DVD VRN 302918

January 2017

Minimalism - A Documentary About the Important Things

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many aspects of the growing 'minimalist' movement that is challenging compulsory consumerism and seeking a different path. The authors of two bestselling books on minimalism, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, take viewers on a road trip across America that reveals the core ideas behind minimalism and meets people who share their transformational stories.

Genre: Documentaries

DVD VRN 303809

The Accountant

Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise

Genre: Drama

DVD VRN 303466

Blu-Ray VRN 303364

December 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings

From the acclaimed animation studio LAIKA (Coraline) comes an epic original action adventure like you have never seen before! Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson, TV's Game of Thrones) mesmerizes the people of a local fishing village, with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.

Genre: Child Fiction

DVD VRN 301942

Blu-Ray VRN 301953

Hell or High Water

Two desperate brothers - one a divorced father (Chris Pine), the other a hard living ex-con (Ben Foster) - commit a string of bank robberies in order to raise the money needed to protect their family farm from foreclosure. Meanwhile, an ageing sheriff (Jeff Bridges) tracks the heists in an attempt to hunt down those responsible.

Genre: Drama

DVD VRN 302861

Blu-Ray VRN 302486

September 2016

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Season 1

From the executive producers of 30 Rock (Tina Fey and Robert Carlock) comes Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Rescued after fifteen years in an underground doomsday cult, Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) decides to rebuild her life in New York City armed with only a fifth-grade education and a firm belief that truly anything is possible. She quickly finds a roommate, Titus Andromedon (Primetime Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess), a job working for a spoiled Manhattan mom, Jacqueline Voorhees (Primetime Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski), and a new beginning. Watch season one of the Primetime Emmy-nominated series on these shiny discs that Kimmy is only now just learning about!

Genre: TV Series - VRN 295071

Sebastian Maniscalco. Aren't You Embarrassed?

In his highly anticipated follow-up to What's Wrong With People? Sebastian Maniscalco now asks Aren't You Embarrassed? In this all new comedy event, Sebastian returns home to Chicago to perform in front of a live sold-out audience where no topic is off-limits. With his inimitable delivery, he skewers modern-day society through the lens of his old-world Italian-American upbringing. From reviewing restaurants online to the spectacle that is Chipotle, Sebastian has us laughing as we believe that perhaps we all should be just a little embarrassed.

Genre: Special Interest - VRN 301682

July 2016

The Last Man on the Moon

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped on the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. Five years in the making,The Last Man on the Moonunveils a wealth of rare archives, and takes Cernan back a past that refuses to let him go.

Genre: Documentaries - VRN 298122

Supergirl: The Complete First Season

Born on the doomed planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped at the same time as her cousin, Superman, but didn't arrive on Earth until years later after being lost. Raised by her adopted family, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be.

Genre: TV Series - VRN 300133

June 2016

The Family Farm

In its journey across the majestic Canadian countryside, The Family Farm explores the diverse agricultural pursuits of earnest farm families, and serves as a window into the small-scale food production process that modern day consumers have become estranged from.

Genre: Documentaries - VRN 297587

A Sailor's Guide to Earth

Produced by Simpson, A Sailor's Guide To Earth was written - beginning to end - as a letter to his first child who arrived during the summer of 2014 and features eight original songs as well as a rendition of Nirvana's "In Bloom." Recorded primarily at Nashville's The Butcher Shoppe, Simpson was joined in the studio by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson (Johnny Cash, John Prine, "Cowboy" Jack Clement) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan.

Genre: Country Compact Disc - VRN 298511

May 2016

Scandal.  The Complete 5th Season

Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these “gladiators in suits,” who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand - their own.

Genre: TV Series - VRN 298707

Flight of the Navigator

In Flight of the Navigator, David has an extraordinary adventure abroad a futuristic spacecraft. He returns possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe.

This was one of my favourite movies when I was kid and I recently watched it with my daughters.  I realized, Max, the spacecraft's robot, was voiced by Pee-Wee Herman.

Genre: Family DVD - VRN 125042

April 2016

All the Time in the World: Disconnecting to Reconnect

In search of a new perspective, a family of five leave the comforts of home to live remotely in the Yukon wilderness during the long northern winter and amidst the surprises that the rawness of nature provide. The parents leave their jobs and take their three children, ages 10, 8 and 4, to spend nine months living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, and no internet, no TV, no phone and, most importantly, no clocks or watches.

Filmed over 9 months, off the grid, without external crew, and featuring the unique perspectives of children, All The Time In The World explores the theme of disconnecting from our hectic and technology laden lives in order to reconnect with each other, ourselves and our natural environment – parents connecting with children, children connecting with nature.

Genre: Documentary DVD - VRN 294892

March 2016

Slow Learners

A school librarian and a guidance counsellor, who are also coworkers and friends, spend their summer vacation trying to figure out how to attract the opposite sex.   These social outcasts work on fitting into gender stereotypes with Jeff fine tuning a bad boy attitude and Anne trying to perfect a coy and emotionally unstable persona.  This off-beat romantic comedy is hilarious.

Genre: Comedy DVD - VRN 292440

February 2016

Glen Campbell.  I'll Be Me

Watching this documentary was a moving and bitter sweet experience.  No one can escape the aging process and the vulnerability that comes with it.  In this case, viewers watch a legend hit with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and the subsequent tour after the fact.  Aided with a teleprompter to remember his lyrics, Glen’s almost innate ability to play his guitar is amazing.  It is heartbreaking to see the effects of the disease take hold.  His daughter lamenting the day when her father will look at her and she will mean nothing to him.  What I really got from the documentary is what a good-natured man Glenn is.  His best line, “My father thought I was so bright, he called me son.”

Genre: Music DVD - VRN 289690

Soundtrack VRN 285206

January 2016

Departures

Aimed at the adventure seeker, Departures is an action-packed and personal journey about two travelers. In this series, Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach leave their lives behind in search of unique experiences through some of the most beautiful and remote places on earth. From epic landscapes and unforgettable culture, to the often trying times that come with international travel, the series chronicles the unforgettable friendships, personal successes and sometimes crushing disappointments that befall them on their journey. Accompanied by their friend and cameraman, Andre Dupuis, Departures showcases the revelations of two travelers who strive to find themselves and new perspectives while trekking across the globe and is as much about the journey as it is the destination. No prizes, no contests, just real life and real travel.

This is a Canadian travel series that I stumbled upon on Netflix.  I really enjoyed not only the destinations, but the antics between the three guys, Scott, Justin and Andre.

Genre: Travel DVD

Season 1 VRN 209263

Season 2 VRN 209264

Season 3 VRN 212947

December 2015

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for.  A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Genre: Child Fiction DVD - VRN 291525 Blu-Ray VRN 290990

November 2015

The Wolfpack

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favourite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood.

Genre: Documentary DVD - VRN 291499

Inside Out

When 11-year-old Riley moves to a new city, her Emotions team up to help her through the transition. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness work together, but when Joy and Sadness get lost, they must journey through unfamiliar places to get back home.

Genre: Child Fiction DVD - VRN 291142 Blu-Ray VRN 289469

October 2015

Cop Car

When two rebellious young boys stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a joyride. When the small town sheriff (Kevin Bacon) goes looking for his missing car, the boys find themselves in the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse and the only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them.

Genre: Thriller DVD -VRN 290528 Blu-Ray VRN290419

September 2015

Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die explores one of America’s most remote subcultures, following five people who have left the modern world behind to live in backwoods and swamps where they hunt their own food, build their own shelters, and survive only on what they can produce with their own two hands and sharp intuition. A favourite in the Kardas house!

Genre: TV Series DVD - VRN 284533

August 2015

"True Story"

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo—who has taken on Finkel’s identity—his reporting job morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit, and redemption.

DRAMA DVD - VRN 289667

"Coming Home" by Leon Bridges

Coming Home, the anticipated debut album from Fort Worth, TX based R&B singer-songwriter Leon Bridges was released on June 23rd, 2015 via Columbia Records. An artist with a strong visual and aesthetic element to his work, Leon beautifully mixes classic soul and R&B to create something completely fresh. Through word of mouth, fans quickly and organically gravitated to Bridges’ well crafted songs and honeyed voice. This charismatic fusion of soul makes Leon Bridges’ upcoming album one of the must-listen works of the year.

Genre: R&B Compact Disc - VRN 288187

July 2015

"Ex Machina"

When a young programmer arrives at his reclusive CEO's private mountain retreat, he learns that he will be a key player in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence. The subject is Ava, a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.

DRAMA DVD - VRN 288662 Blu-Ray VRN 288634

June 2015

"Kingsman: the Secret Service"

Based upon the acclaimed comic book, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

ACTION DVD - VRN 287456 Blu-Ray VRN 287457

May 2015

"LP1" by FKA Twigs

FKA twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer. Although Twigs (as her friends call her) has only officially released 2 EPs to date - one self-released and one for Young Turks, she has racked up more than 6 million Youtube views for her assorted videos - 2.5 million on the video for "Water Me" alone. Currently gracing the covers of both Fader and Dazed magazines, FKA twigs is one of the most exciting new artists around. Her debut record showcases FKA twigs' acclaimed songwriting and production talents. News of the album release follows a series of live performances around the globe (including London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris), all of which sold out within hours of being announced solely via FKA twigs' personal Instagram.

Genre: Dance - Compact Disc VRN 276424

"Magical Universe"

Filmed for over a decade, Magical Universe is a portrait of Al Carbee, an 88 year old reclusive outsider artist who spends his days alone in a massive house in Maine creating art—mostly featuring Barbie Dolls in elaborate dioramas. The documentary profiles Carbee's amazing body of work and his relentlessly creative lifestyle. Carbee’s story is explored through the prism of his unlikely friendship with New York filmmaker Jeremy Workman, who unexpectedly becomes Carbee’s closest friend and only link to the outside world.

DOCUMENTARY DVD - VRN 287106

April 2015

"After Tiller"

After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they've done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way.

DRAMA DVD - VRN 267416

March 2015

"Nightcrawler"

Freelance crime journalism isn't a world that most people are aware exists. The seedy underground is usually left to the criminals and their unfortunate victims, which are usually each other. Not many journalists will risk their lives to report stories that exist when the rest of the world is sleeping the dreams of the innocent. In the dead of night, one young man driven to succeed will venture out to find the stories nobody else will cover. He'll find that dark world of crime in Los Angeles and shine a light on it if he lives through it with his morals intact.

DRAMA DVD - VRN 281990

Februrary 2015

"The Boxtrolls"

In the village of Cheesebridge, a Victorian-era berg obsessed with wealth, class and stinky fine cheeses, Eggs, a young orphan boy raised by the Boxtrolls, a lovable group of underground cave-dwelling trash collectors, tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher, with the help of a wealthy local girl named Winnie. Based on the novel Here Be Monsters!

Child Fiction DVD - VRN 282882 Blu-ray VRN 282768

December 2014

"Polar Express"

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Child Fiction DVD - VRN 111779

November 2014

"Stretch"

Kevin Stretch is a Hollywood limo driver with a dark past. When Stretch is in need of quick cash to pay back his debts to a notorious gangster, he takes a job with a billionaire client in hopes of a big payday. His client's eccentricities soon escalate into a wild night of adventure, sex, and danger which begins to make the fate of returning to the mob empty-handed seem reasonable.

Action DVD - VRN 281488

October 2014

"Edge of Tomorrow"

Based on the Japanese novel called ‘All You Need is Kill.”  Edge of Tomorrow is a sci-fi Groundhog Day starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

Action DVD - VRN 275953

Blu-Ray- VRN 275780

September 2014

"Superbad"

School's back in and the whirlwind of back-to-school activities are in full force, so in honour of back-to-school, here's an oldie but a goodie.

From the guys who brought you Knocked Up andThe 40-Year-Old Virgin comes Superbad. Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) want nothing more than to lose their virginity before heading off to college. To do that, though, they need to get liquor for the big party that night. With the help of their friend Fogell, a.k.a. McLovin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and his fake I.D., the three of them go on a hilarious chase for that elusive booze, dodging incompetent cops (Knocked Up's Seth Rogen and Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader) while attempting to reverse a lifelong losing streak in one hilarious night.

COMEDY DVD - VRN 162335

August 2014

"Le week-end"

From Notting Hill, Director Roger Michell comes a story about a British couple who return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. British Independent Film Award winner.

DRAMA DVD - VRN 271219

July 2014

"Blue Ruin"

A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. Winner of five film festival awards including the Cannes Film Festival.

THRILLER DVD - VRN 271448

June 2014

"Are We There" by Sharon Van Etten

Following up from her 2012 album Tramp, Sharon shares an album not only fully-formed and extravagant in sound but also completely self-produced. Her writing also continues to explore personal experience drawing from feelings of emptiness, loss, fear of change, desire, waiting, and self-healing.

Genre: Rock      Compact Disc - VRN 26977

May 2014

"Moon"

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

DVD - VRN 203096

"Serving Life"

Serving Life is the first OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) original documentary, narrated and produced by Forest Whitaker.

Serving Life takes viewers inside Louisiana's maximum security prison at Angola, where the average sentence is more than 90 years. With prison sentences so long, 85 percent will never again live in the outside world. Instead, they will grow old and die in Angola.

DVD - VRN 232153

April 2014

"Rectify: Season One"

The first Sundance Original Series from the producers of Breaking Bad. Rectify takes place in Anna's home state of Georgia.

After spending 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence, thrusting him back into a world he no longer knows. Having spent his adult life waiting to die, Daniel must now learn how to live again.

DVD - VRN 254672

March 2014

"Dallas Buyers Club"

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

DVD - VRN 263914 Blu-ray LBN 263662

February 2014

"About Time"

At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life.

His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.

DVD - VRN 263958 Blu-ray LBN 263661

January 2014

"Don Jon"

Jon Martello is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to 'pull' a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn't compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography.

Barbara Sugarman is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she's determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

DVD - VRN 261475 Blu-ray LBN 262016

December 2013

"Prancer"

Anna's Favourite Christmas movie!

A little girl finds a wounded reindeer in the woods and believes it is Prancer. Her efforts to nurse it back to health so she can return it to Santa bring about wonderful changes in the lives of everyone- her father, their neighbor, a grouchy vet, a department store Santa and the people of the town.

DVD - VRN 111703

November 2013

"Blackfish"

Killer whales are beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously.

Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who-unlike any orca in the wild-has taken the lives of several people while in captivity.

DVD - VRN 259890 / Blu-Ray - VRN 261252

October 2013

"The Kings of Summer"

Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, The Kings Of Summer is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends - Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) - who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

Free from their parents' rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family - whether it is the one you're born into or the one you create - is something you can't run away from.

DVD - VRN 256568 / Blu-Ray VRN 257832

September 2013

"Shadow Dancer"

Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare. Andrea Riseborough was stunning in her role as the inside source for the MI5.

Shadow Dancer is based on the book by Tom Bradby (LBN 839759), it won several awards including a British Independent Film Award and an Irish Film & Television Award.

DVD - VRN 253020 / Blu-Ray VRN 255903

August 2013

"Trance"

Simon (James McAvoy), a fine art auctioneer, teams up with a criminal gang to steal a Goya painting worth millions of dollars, but after suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting.

When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang's leader Frank (Vincent Cassel) hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb (Rosario Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon's psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon's broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion, and deceit begin to blur.

DVD - VRN 251816 Blu-Ray VRN 254254

"The Place Beyond the Pines"

The highly anticipated new drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) powerfully explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke's (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident renders him targeted by policeman Avery (Golden Globe Award nominee Bradley Cooper), and the two men become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following.

DVD - VRN 250661 / Blu-Ray VRN 255039

July 2013

"Adventure Time: The Complete Second Season"

It’s one crazy adventure after another for human boy, Finn, and his best friend, Jake, a 28-year old dog with magical powers. They're out to have the most fun possible and they sure do find it exploring the Land of Ooo! Whether it's saving Princess Bubblegum, battling zombie candy, taunting the Ice King or rocking out with Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn & Jake it's always adventure time!

I watch a fair amount of kids’ cartoons having two children, ages 3 & 6.  Adventure Time is so different and strangely addictive. It’s been nominated for Emmy Awards, Annie Awards and recently a Teen Choice Award.  This is one all the kids are talking about, ages 3 and beyond.

DVD - VRN# 250605 Blu-Ray VRN# 253198

"56 UP"

The premise behind the Up series is deceptively simple: take a cross-section of children at age 7, ask them about their hopes for the future, and then return every seven years to mark their progress. However, the results of these experiments, launched in 1963 by Britain'sGranada Television, are anything but mundane, and their revelations about society, maturation, and the human condition were compiled into six extraordinary films.

56 Up is the latest installment.  If you've missed out on this series, a boxed set containing all 8 films is also available (VRN: 253200).

DVD - VRN 250661

June 2013

"Side Effects"

A provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) - intended to treat anxiety - has unexpected side effects.

DVD - VRN  249056