MVD Entertainment sends word that they’re about to release a second wave of films from the Yari Film Group. New titles include Bob Yari’s film debut, Mind Games, along with four other films slated for the MVD Marquee Collection. The deal was negotiated by Eric D. Wilkinson for MVD Entertainment and Moonstone Entertainment on behalf of the Yari Film Group.
According to the press release, additional titles include First Snow starring Guy Pearce and J.K. Simmons; Mark Rydell’s drama Even Money starring Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, Danny Devito and Ray Liotta; Haven starring Orlando Bloom, Zoe Saldana and Anthony Mackie; and Possession starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Read on for all the details!
Mind Games (1989)
Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Dana Lund (Edward Albert: Galaxy of Terror) and his wife, Rita (Shawn Weatherly: Baywatch), try to breathe new life into their relationship by taking a trip through northern California with their 10-year-old son, Kevin (Matt Norero: Roseanne). Along the way, they pick up Eric (Maxwell Caufield), an amiable hitchhiker who’s a psychology student. But Eric’s charm masks the fact that he is psychotic. Sensing the Lund’s vulnerability, he decides to take control of the family, then destroy it through deceit and emotional manipulation. At first, the Lunds are easy prey until they realize they’ve become victims of a bizarre reign of terror. They begin to fight back in a desperate attempt to save themselves from Eric’s madness and perverse Mind Games.
Bonus materials include an all new documentary, featurettes, trailer, and mini poster. Mind Games releases on special edition Blu-ray, DVD, and digital February 11, 2020.
First Snow (2006)
After his car breaks down in a desolate town, a slick salesman named Jimmy Starks (Guy Pearce: Memento) visits a fortune teller (J.K. Simmons) to kill some time. But the psychic’s ominous reading sends Jimmy’s life into a tailspin when he learns that his life will soon end, but he is safe… at least until the first snow of the season. Now, with his ultimate fate looming nearer, Jimmy becomes obsessed with revisiting his past in hopes of changing his destiny before it’s too late.
Bonus features include trailer, featurette, and exclusive, reversible artwork. The Blu-ray and DVD release on April 14, 2020.
Even Money (2006)
Struggling writer Kate (Kim Basinger) loses her family’s savings at a casino; a washed-up magician (Danny DeVito) tries to help Carol regain her money; Clyde (Forest Whitaker) owes so much money to his dangerous bookie (Jay Mohr: Go) that he asks his NBA-destined nephew (Nick Cannon: Drumline) to throw the game. Also starring Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Even Money is a cautionary thriller about addiction and deception that hits a jackpot of suspense.
Release includes the theatrical trailer. DVD and Blu-ray have a street date of April 14, 2020.
On the idyllic shores of the Cayman Islands, Shy (Orlando Bloom: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Andrea (Zoe Saldana: Guardians of the Galaxy) share a secret her parents can never know… they are in love. But a night of passion leads to their discovery and a devastating act of vengeance by Andrea’s brother (Anthony Mackie: Captain America: Civil War). Meanwhile, a shady American businessman (Bill Paxton: Aliens) has fled with his daughter to the Islands to avoid federal prosecution, only to be drawn into a dangerous web of deceit. As lives intersect and truths are revealed, a chain reaction of violence is set in motion that will determine whether love can survive the fall of paradise.
This is the film’s Blu-ray debut. Bonus material includes a behind the scenes featurette and original trailer. Street date: April 14, 2020.
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), leads an all-star cast including Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) and Michael Landes (Lakeview Terrace) in this mesmerizing thriller. Newlyweds Jess (Gellar) and Ryan (Landes) seem to have it all until a car accident renders both Ryan and his brother Roman (Pace) comatose. But things spin even more eerily out of control when Roman awakens and tries to convince Jess that he is her husband. Beside herself with fear and grief, Jess grapples with one question: Could the man before her actually be the man she lost….or does something far more sinister await her in his arms?
Bonus features include making of featurette, deleted and alternate scenes, trailer, and reversible artwork. This title hits store shelves April 14, 2020.
Great stuff! Lots of gems in this lot. What amazing casts! Particularly Haven and Even Money. Wow! I’m definitely looking forward to checking those out. All five titles are currently available to pre-order on Amazon.
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