Physical media is getting rarer and rarer and people have just come to accept streaming as the way they watch movies. As with all things that become more niche though, the ones who still support physical media are fervent. So, there is still a strong market for Blu-Ray releases of films that cater to that devoted, core fanbase.
Labels like Criterion, Arrow, Shout Factory, Vinegar Syndrome, and many more are lauded for putting out discs targeted to film genre enthusiasts. One group though, that doesn’t get nearly enough praise for their release is MVD Entertainment. Their “Rewind Collection” has done a remarkable job of taking video store-era staples and presenting them on disc in the highest quality possible.
They have followed up that successful on-going collection with another. This one, known as the “Marquee Collection”, focuses on newer films that have been underappreciated on home video but are not (yet) considered “cult classics.”
They have just recently announced their Spring/Summer additions to the Marquee Collection and we think there are a few titles here you’ll want to be on the lookout for in the coming months. Do you like Scott Adkins? Zoe Bell? Jeff Goldblum? Willem Dafoe? Christian Bale? What about man-eating monsters? If any of that strikes your fancy, then MVD has got some treats on the way for you. Check out the details:
CAMINO: SPECIAL EDITION – Celebrated war photographer Avery Taggert (Zoë Bell, Death Proof, The Hateful Eight) is on assignment in the Columbian jungle following a group of missionaries led by Guillermo (played by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo) as they bring meds to the poor. But when Avery’s lens captures the leader conducting a cocaine deal and murdering a child witness, Guillermo tells his troops that Avery is a threat to locals and, and orders them to kill her. She now has to flee into the wild jungle and a relentlessly brutal chase begins in this action thriller co-starring Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men), Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) and from director, co-writer and producer Josh C. Waller (Mandy, Color Out of Space, Cooties).
• High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 2.35:1 aspect ratio
• Audio: English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround, 2.0 Stereo Sound (LPCM)
• Optional English & French Subtitles
• Camino Behind the Scenes Part 1: “The Shoot” (11:10)
• Camino Behind The Scenes Part 2: “The Fights” (7:20)
• Camino Behind the Scenes Part 3: “Electro-Jungle-Western” (9:15)
• Camino – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Promo (3:09)
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Original International TrailerFEED THE GODS – Two brothers (Shawn Roberts, Resident Evil: Afterlife and Tyler Johnston, The Killing) return to a small mountain town in search of their long lost parents only to discover that the place has a monstrous “taste for tourists.” Rumors of a Bigfoot creature at first seem silly, but soon the unthinkable becomes real and the town’s insidious past emerges. Writer-director Braden Croft (Hemorrhage) delivers horror, blood and laughs in equal measure in a nod to Sam Raimi’s early films.SPECIAL FEATURES:•High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 2.35:1 aspect ratio•Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD Surround, 2.0 Stereo Sound (LPCM)•Optional English Subtitles•Feed The Gods Behind the Scenes Featurette (HD)•Original Theatrical Trailer•Reversible Artwork
ADAM RESURRECTED – Tormented in a World War II concentration death camp by a high-ranking Nazi officer (Academy Award® Nominee* Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project), Adam Jeff Goldblum (The Fly) spends the next fifteen years tucked away in a remote experimental insane asylum with fellow Holocaust victims. Clinging to the remains of his sanity, Adam uses his amazing magic and comic skills to entertain the residents and develops a relationship with an attractive nurse (Ayelet Zurer, Man of Steel). But only when he reaches out to a mentally scarred young boy does he begin to confront his own pain and guilt and start to heal in this extraordinary testament to the fierce resilience of the human spirit. Also starring Derek Jacobi (Murder on the Orient Express) and directed by Academy Award Nominee® Paul Schrader (First Reformed, Taxi Driver).SPECIAL FEATURES:•High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 2.35:1 aspect ratio•Audio: English 5.1 Surround, 2.0 Stereo (LPCM)•English SDH and Spanish Subtitles•Audio Commentary with Director Paul Schrader•Behind the Scenes featurette•Deleted Scenes•Haifa International Film Festival Q & A
•Original Theatrical Trailer
These three Blu-Ray titles have a street date of June 22, 2021. Coming, the next month to Blu-Ray, on July 20, 2021 are:
CLOSE RANGE + SAVAGE DOG [SCOTT ADKINS ACTION DOUBLE FEATURE]:CLOSE RANGE: After rescuing his kidnapped niece from a powerful drug cartel, Colton MacReady (Scott Adkins, Hard Target 2) begins a relentless fight to save his family. The cartel has descended upon his secluded ranch with a thirst for revenge. In tow are a corrupt local sheriff and his crew of deputies, ensuring that help won’t be coming any time soon. What ensues is a non-stop assault on the ranch, a blow-by-blow survival marathon for Colton to protect his loved ones and save his life.BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES:• High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 1.78:1 aspect ratio.• Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo• Subtitles: English• Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)
SAVAGE DOG: Indochina, 1959. A Wild West town controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war criminals. Den-Dhin-Chan Labor Camp is run by four such dangerous men. The worst prison in the land, it is here that a European, former-champion boxer Martin Tilman (Scott Adkins, Avengement) has made a name for himself fighting tournaments, on which wealthy criminals gamble in high stakes events. When Tilman is due for release, he just wants to return home, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down. When all that Tilman holds dear is taken away in a vicious act of violence, he is forced to confront the five men responsible and take his revenge.BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES:• High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 2.20:1 aspect ratio.• Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo• Subtitles: English• “The Art Of Making It” – Behind the Scenes Featurette (HD)• “The Fights” – Behind the Scenes Featurette (HD)• Original Theatrical Trailer (HD)
ROYAL DECEIT – Academy Award® Winner Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) stars with Golden Globe® Winner* Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) and Academy Award® Winner* Helen Mirren (The Queen) in one of the year’s most powerful looks at passion and betrayal… among royalty.A young prince (Bale), after discovering that his father has been murdered, vows to avenge the death and regain the crown. Plotting his revenge, he cleverly bides his time waiting and watching – and hoping – for the precise moment to execute the deadly plan! Get ready for edge-of-your-seat action and suspense… Royal Deceit is riveting motion picture entertainment from the director of the Academy Award® Winning Babette’s Feast and featuring an all-star supporting cast that includes Brian Cox (HBO’s “Succession”), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Andy Serkis (War For the Planet of the Apes) and Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton).