10 Forthcoming Films for Your Queue | Coming Attractions

Forthcoming DVDs and Blu-rays include a restoration of the deliciously cheesy Cold-War classic Invaders from Mars and Scorcese’s cult-classic nightmare After Hours

After Hours. 97 min. Martin Scorsese, Criterion. 1985. Blu-ray UPC 715515285513. $39.99. Rated: R. COMEDY

Looking for a little adventure, a bored uptown Manhattan office worker (Griffin Dunne) gets more than he planned when he travels downtown for a date with a stranger (Rosanna Arquette) in Scorsese’s cult-classic nightmare. Restored in high-def.

The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future. 99 min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Francisca Alegria, Kino Lorber. 2023. DVD UPC 738329263287. $19.95. DRAMA

Magical realism sets the tone for this fantastic tale about the resurrection of a long-dead woman (Mia Maestro) from the waters of a polluted river, bringing with her a past rife with dark family secrets with which the living are going to have to reckon.

Force of Evil. b/w. 79 min. Abraham Polonsky, Kino Lorber. 1948. Blu-ray UPC 738329263362. $24.95. NOIR

The hip-pocket lawyer (John Garfield) for a nasty numbers-racket kingpin is torn between loyalty to his protective older brother and pursuing a lucrative scheme to put small-time illegal lottery financiers out of business in this restored classic noir.

Gloria. 123 min. John Cassavetes, Kino Lorber. 1980. Blu-ray UPC 738329263386. $24.95. Rated: PG. DRAMA

Indie-movie actress Gena Rowlands (A Woman Under the Influence) got an Oscar nomination for her studio-film leading role as a onetime gangster’s girlfriend and showgirl shielding a six-year-old boy from the mob. Restored with bonus features.

Invaders from Mars. 78 min. William Cameron Menzies, Ignite Films. 1953. DVD UPC 760137126294. $19.99; Blu-ray UPC 760137113980. $39.99. SCIENCE FICTION

Told from a child’s point of view, this Cold War cult classic concerns a small town invaded by aliens who brainwash its citizens, including the protagonist’s parents. Low-budget filmmaking at its cheesiest best gets a restoration and special features.

Master Gardener. 107 min. Paul Schrader, Magnolia. 2022. DVD UPC 777235035816. $30.99; Blu-ray UPC 777235035823. $36.99. Rated: R. DRAMA

A devoted horticulturist (Joel Edgerton) tending the lush estate of a society matron (Sigourney Weaver) takes on a young apprentice (Quintessa Swindell) in the third film—after First Reformed and The Card Counter—of Schrader’s “tortured men” trilogy.

Paint. 96 min. Brit McAdams, IFC Films,dist. by RLJ Entertainment. 2022. DVD UPC 014381001921. $27.97; Blu-ray UPC 014381001938. $28.96. Rated: PG-13. COMEDY

A tightly permed Owen Wilson stars as Carl Nargle, the veteran host of a popular PBS painting-instruction show who’s being replaced with a younger, woman artist. The painter’s signature hairstyle suggests that real-life Bob Ross provided inspiration.

Persian Lessons. 127 min. In German, French, Italian, English & Persian w/English subtitles. Vadim Perelman, Cohen Media Group. 2020. DVD UPC 738329263256. $19.99; Blu-ray UPC 738329263263. $29.99. DRAMA

In occupied France, Gilles (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart), a young Jewish man from Belgium, pretends to be Persian to avoid execution in a concentration camp. But problems arise when he’s forced to teach his native language to a German officer.

Scream VI. 123 min. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett, Paramount. 2023. DVD UPC 191329248638. $19.96; Blu-ray UPC 19132924855. $24.96. Rated: R. HORROR

A few years after the last Ghostface murders in Woodsboro, four of the survivors try to turn the page in the Big Apple. But they find that the ghoulish killer has pursued them with a vengeance in the latest installment of the undying hit slasher franchise.

The Watermelon Woman. 90 min. Cheryl Dunye, Criterion. 1996. Blu-ray UPC 715515285315. $39.99. DRAMEDY

Groundbreaking Black lesbian writer-director Dunye stars as a video-store clerk–cum–filmmaker making a mockumentary about a fictional 1930s Hollywood actress who played stereotypical “mammy” roles while romancing a white director.


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