An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman” reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten year- old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
Eden (Janelle Monáe) came to understand the worst degradation that a plantation slave in the Confederate South could know. African-American academic Veronica Henley (Monáe, again), on the road in Louisiana to promote her latest book, lived a happy and comfortable modern-day existence. Their fates would indeed prove to be intertwined-but in the last way you'd expect-in this socially charged shocker; Gabourey Sidibe, Marque Richardson, Jena Malone, Jack Huston also star. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
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Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975 (Criterion Collection)
In 1954, an enormous beast clawed its way out of the sea, destroying everything in its path-and changing movies forever. The arresting original Godzilla soon gave rise to an entire monster-movie genre (kaiju eiga), but the King of the Monsters continued to reign supreme: in fourteen fiercely entertaining sequels over the next two decades, Godzilla defended its throne against a host of other formidable creatures, transforming from a terrifying symbol of nuclear annihilation into a benevolent (if still belligerent) Earth protector. Collected here for the first time are all fifteen Godzilla films of Japan's Showa era, in a landmark set showcasing the technical wizardry, fantastical storytelling, and indomitable international appeal that established the most iconic giant monster the cinema has ever seen.
Eight-disc set includes:
Atomic testing in the Pacific awakens a gigantic reptilian creature dubbed Godzilla off the coast of Japan and sends the monstrous menace on a rampage across Tokyo and its environs. Director Ishiro Honda's "kaiju" classic spawned innumerable sequels; Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kochi, and Haru Nakajima star. Includes the original Japanese release "Gojira" and the 1956 re-dubbed American version "Godzilla, King of the Monsters," with Raymond Burr. 96 min. In Japanese with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
While flying over a remote island, two pilots spot Godzilla (which may or may not be the same Big G supposedly destroyed in the first film) fighting with another creature, the spine-covered Anguirus. When the beasts' battle brings them to mainland Japan, officials must find a way to stop their destructive "monster mash." Minoru Chiaki, Hiroshi Koizumi star. 82 min. In Japanese with English subtitles
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
It's the showdown monster fans dreamed of, as the great ape is found alive and well (!) in the South Seas and brought to Japan, where he has an all-out slugfest atop Mt. Fuji with the mean, green lizard king. Michael Keith, James Yagi, and Mie Hama co-star alongside the two biggest titans in movie history. 91 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
A giant egg washes up on a Japanese beach and is taken to a Tokyo amusement park. But when the egg's mother--the winged wonder known as Mothra--shows up to reclaim it, and a revived Godzilla is on the rampage in Tokyo, the stage is set for a monster-sized showdown. Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, and the Ito Sisters star. 89 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Mothra, Rodan, and the king of them all, Godzilla, join forces to protect the Earth from the alien menace of King Ghidorah, a thrice-domed, golden-scaled, bat-winged beastie with designs on widespread property destruction. This spectacular monster mash solidified the green guy's conversion from villain to hero. Yosuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi star. 93 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Invasion Of Astro-Monster (1965)
An alien planet asks to "borrow" Earth monsters Godzilla and Rodan to help them defeat their own indigenous menace, triple-headed Ghidorah, who moved off-world after his defeat in the 1964 film that bore his name (how embarrassing). Little do the gargantuan good guys know it's all part of a sinister invasion plot. Nick Adams stars as an Earth astronaut. 94 min. In Japanese with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.
Ebirah, Horror Of The Deep (1966)
Remember those Sea Monkeys you had as a kid? Well, one of them's 160 feet long and being used by a terrorist group out to take over the world! Good thing their island base is also home to Godzilla, who teams with Mothra to turn the colossal crustacean into so much shrimp cocktail. Akira Takarada, Jun Tazaki star. AKA: "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster." 88 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Son Of Godzilla (1968)
It's not easy being a single parent, especially when your island home is invaded by giant spiders and praying mantises and teeny little Japanese scientists. Watch as Godzilla fils and pere make the world safe for giant lizards. Stars Akira Kubo, Tadao Takashima, Akihiko Hirata; directed by Jun Fukuda. 86 min. In Japanese with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
The "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" of Japanese creature features finds invaders from the planet Kilaak taking control of Rodan, Mothra, Angurus, Baragon, and Godzilla and his son, plus the other inhabitants of Monster Island, then dispatching them to attack the world's major cities as part of the aliens' plan to conquer Earth. All this, and Ghidrah, too! 85 min. In Japanese with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.
All Monsters Attack (1969)
Jolly green goliath Godzilla teams up with son Minya to help a young boy cope with troubles from school bullies, while simultaneously defending Monster Island from the nasty Gabara, in this lighthearted entry in the Toho series. Tomonori Yazaki, Kenji Sahara, Eisei Anamoto star. 69 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
When Hedorah, a glistening glob of goo created from man's pollution, starts stinking up Tokyo, everybody's favorite lethal lizard makes like Woodsy Owl to eliminate the monster and his mess. Action-filled and relevant sci-fi slugfest features the hit song "Save the Earth." With Akira Yamauchi, Toshie Kimura. AKA: "Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster." 86 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
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It can be anything. A fanged monster that won't stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. No matter what your biggest fear is, no one knows It better than Stephen King. Based on the King Of Horror's 1986 bestseller, It is a jittery, jolting excursion into personal fear. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but he's not clowning around. Instead, he terrifies youngsters and brings some to their untimely doom - until some wily kids fight back. The evil resurfaces 30 years later: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And friends who vividly remember youthful terrors reunite to fight It.
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Based on the terrifying novel by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King (It)... After the Creed family relocates from Boston to rural Maine, they soon discover an ancient burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, the grief-stricken father is driven by the cemetery’s sinister power, setting off a perilous chain of events that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences. Some secrets are best left buried in this twisted thrill ride.
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A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited for Zombieland: Double Tap. In the sequel where the comic mayhem stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.
If Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) thought his "graboid"-battling days were behind him, he'd better think again. Grudgingly recruited to help the staff of a remote island research station that's under attack from the mammoth monsters, Gummer finds himself up against graboids that have been genetically modified by rich big game hunters looking for the perfect prey. Jon Heder, Jackie Cruz, Caroline Langrishe also star in the thrilling seventh chapter in the "Tremors" saga. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurettes.
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In this subversive satire, a group of elites gather for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans for sport. But the elites' master plan is about to be derailed because one of The Hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, Glow), knows The Hunters' game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off one by one as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.