Friday, May 22, 2015

The Who's Pete Townshend Talks with Baker & Taylor About His New "Classic Quadrophenia" Release

It’s a rare event to pose questions to the great Pete Townshend - one of the world’s greatest living songwriters and a sea-change musical visionary. Pete is very enthused to release his classic rock opera, Quadrophenia, finally in a classical and operatic form, on June 9, 2015, and he graced Baker & Taylor with an illuminating, personal interview. Without further introduction, we present Pete’s feedback (of the written kind) on Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia.
B&T: What would you tell a customer in a music store or library that would encourage them to pick up Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia?

Pete: This is a modern opera, or cantata – the story is one that we have all lived through. It will connect because the story is so simple. It’s about a few very difficult days in the life of a young person. We’ve all been there. What is unusual in this case perhaps is that the hero’s difficulty becomes a conduit for an explosion of passion, sexual frustration, anger and awkward love. My music seems to be especially good at expressing all this, and The Who band members were great at performing it. Audiences respond according to their ability (or need) to reconnect with this part of their growing up. Or, they might simply look back sadly or fondly to the way they got through it all. In literature there are many examples of this kind of inconclusive story. Catcher in the Rye is maybe the most well-known. This orchestral version unlocks an entire range of new shades in this tale of teenage struggle.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Luke Bryan Reveals "Kill the Lights" Album News

        Luke Bryan appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and announced the news of his next album, KILL THE LIGHTS, will release on Friday, August 7th. Luke also performed the first single from the album, “Kick The Dust Up,” which debuted at country radio today. Tonight he will perform the single on the season finale of The Voice.
Reigning CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year

“We’ve been performing the new song on tour this spring, using it to open the shows,” shares Luke. “We love the crowd reaction to it and I cannot wait to be able to share more new music this summer. It’s been two years since we’ve had a new album and I don’t think I’ve been this eager yet to get it out to the fans.”

Luke will perform on Good Morning America on album release day, August 7th, as part of their 2015 Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Arrives July 21 on DVD/Blu-ray

Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) pack a powerful one-two punch in the blockbuster action-adventure, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, arriving on Digital HD July 21 and on 3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital)  from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label.

Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel Insurgent, The Divergent Series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris (Woodley) as she searches for answers and allies in this star-powered, action-packed second installment of the Divergent series. On the run and targeted by ruthless faction leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Tris fights to protect the people she loves, facing one impossible challenge after another as she and Four (James) race to unlock the truth about the past—and ultimately the future—of their world.

Joining Woodley and James, The Divergent Series: Insurgent features a superb ensemble cast including Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011), Jai Courtney (upcoming Terminator: Genesis, A Good Day to Die Hard), Ray Stevenson (Thor), ZoŃ‘ Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road), Miles Teller (The Fantastic Four, Whiplash), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars, Carrie), Maggie Q (TV’s “Nikita,” “Stalker”), Mekhi Phifer (Showtime’s “House of Lies”), Daniel Dae Kim (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O,” “Lost”) and Ashley Judd (Double Jeopardy), with Naomi Watts (Summit Entertainment’s The Impossible, King Kong) and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Best Actress, The Reader, 2008; Titanic). The film is directed by cinematic mastermind Robert Schwentke (RED) and written for the screen by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback. The first two Divergent films have grossed more than $550 million at the worldwide box office.

James Taylor Releases "Montana" Tune- LISTEN

Today James Taylor debuted a song called "Montana," from his new studio album Before This World.

Before This World is the iconic singer/songwriters first album of new songs since 2002's platinum-selling October Road. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave O'Donnell, Before This World features ten songs, nine of which are new James Taylor compositions, and is due out June 16th, 2015 on Concord Records.

Recorded at his home studio TheBarn, in Washington, MA, Taylor enlisted the longtime members of his band for the sessions including bassist Jimmy Johnson, drummer Steve Gadd, guitarist Michael Landau, keyboardist Larry Goldings, percussionist Luis Conte, fiddler and vocalist Andrea Zonn and vocalists Arnold McCuller, David Lasley and Kate Markowitz. Taylor also called on close friends Yo-Yo Ma and Sting to add their remarkable talent to the new album, (Ma's cello is heard on "You And I Again" and "Before This World"; Sting added vocals to "Before This World.") Additionally, Taylor's wife Kim and son Henry sing harmony on "Angels Of Fenway" and the classic folk tune "Wild Mountain Thyme."


Friday, May 15, 2015

Music Industry Moves to a Friday Street Date on July 10, 2015

The shift to Fridays as the music industry's global release day for music cds, vinyl and digital will begin on July 10, 2015.  Friday will be the new Tuesday beginning this summer, when the worldwide music industry begins putting out new releases on most music buyers' paydays. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the British-based organization that acts as a music-biz United Nations, announced that the new plan would go into effect this summer.

The organization is saying that the change will benefit the industry as a whole, since it would reduce piracy (since albums very often come out before the USA internationally), allow artists to focus their social-media campaigns and, using the words of the IFPI's statement, "re-ignite excitement and a sense of occasion around the release of new music." The decision, which had been in the works since at least last summer, came after the IFPI talked with artists, unions, labels and retailers. It also cited consumer research that suggested Friday and Saturday were the days people would be most interested in buying new music.

The Music Business Association, an organization that represents USA music retailers, as well as firms such as Spotify, Rdio and many international music stores have stated their support of the initiative.

GET HARD to DVD, Blu-ray on June 30

Receive an education in incarceration when Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart join forces in the feature comedy “Get Hard,” arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on June 30 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film also stars Tip “T.I.” Harris, Alison Brie and Craig T. Nelson.  “Get Hard” is directed by Etan Cohen, who makes his feature directorial debut following a successful writing career (“Tropic Thunder,” “Men in Black 3”). The screenplay is written by Etan Cohen, Jay Martel & Ian Roberts and the story is by Adam McKay, Jay Martel & Ian Roberts. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy produced the film alongside executive producers Ravi Mehta, Kevin Messick and Jessica Elbaum.

“Get Hard” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD versions include an unrated cut of the film featuring footage never before seen in theaters. Per Warner Home Entertainment policy, public libraries are required to purchase a "Rental Ready" version without special features.

When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. 

"Home" Delivers on July 28

Celebrate family, friendship and fun in the surprise smash comedy hit of the year from the creators of How To Train Your Dragon and Shrek! In DreamWorks Animation’s HOME.  Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet meets a girl named Tip. The two unlikely friends embark on the greatest journey of all time...the journey HOME. Hailed by critics as “an animated triumph” (CBS Radio News) that is “family fun with tons of heart” (Fox TV), Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release DreamWorks Animation’s HOME PARTY EDITION on  Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD July 28.

Directed by Tim Johnson (Over The Hedge, Antz), HOME features the voice talents of Golden Globe and Emmy winner Jim Parsons* (“The Big Bang Theory,” The Muppets), Grammy winner Rihanna** (Battleship), Oscar and Emmy winner Steve Martin*** (The Pink Panther, Father of the Bride) and Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Lopez (“American Idol,” Maid In Manhattan).

“HOME is smart, fun and funny” proclaims Bill Bergoli of CBS Radio. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore®.

The HOME Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD feature a Boov-tastic party of never-before-seen bonus features that will persuade the entire family to get their groove on, including “Oh’s Boovy Jukebox” of top tracks, “Oh’s Shake Your Boov Thing,” a toe-tapping, music video mash-up, hilarious deleted scenes, character-drawing tutorials and more!

"The Longest Ride" Arrives on July 14

What would you do for the love of your life? Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you to grab the bull by the horns in THE LONGEST RIDE, which releases on Blu-ray and DVD July 14., 2015.   Up-and-coming stars Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood will tug at your heartstrings as they bring Nicholas Sparks’ beloved novel to life.
Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.  As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
THE LONGEST RIDE Blu-ray comes packed with 45 minutes of extra features that will take you further into the film’s two central love stories. Join Eastwood on the ranch as he learns from the world’s best bull riders to control the beasts and learn more about the production with audio commentary from director George Tillman, Jr. and star Oona Chaplin.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


On the morning of January 7th, 2015, the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were attacked, and twelve people were killed. Two brothers affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) carried out the crime, a reaction to Hebdo's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

The documentary Tough Being Loved by Jerks (2008) turns back the calendar to 2006, just after the publication of the caricatures of Muhammad, and documents the firestorm of controversy that it provoked. Because he had published the twelve Danish cartoons that had triggered the wrath of Muslims worldwide, Philippe Val, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, was cited to court by the Great Mosque of Paris, the World Muslim League and the Union of Islamic Organizations of France.

Director Daniel Leconte captured the court proceedings brought against Charlie Hebdo by the Great Mosque of Paris, the World Muslim League and the Union of Islamic Organizations of France. He had been covering this extraordinary trial in real time, aiming at deciphering the international political, ideological and media-related stakes with the key participants. The film features lawyers, witnesses, the media, editorial conferences, demonstrations of support... as well as the stances of intellectuals and politicians, the reactions of the prosecutors and of Muslim countries...

Doctor Who: The Daleks Releases on July 14

The Daleks; the fan-favorite mutant creatures and the Doctor’s greatest enemy, are about to make life
miserable for the Time Lord and delightful for Whovians thanks to BBC Home Entertainment.  Take a trip through time and space as the Doctor and his companions battle the most feared race in the universe in this amazing video collection of iconic Doctor Who episodes, which includes an adventure with each of the modern Doctors.

Bonus materials include Genesis of the Daleks, the extraordinary 6-part Classic Doctor Who story starring Fourth Doctor Tom Baker, and Dalek Origins, a new documentary chronicling the history of these iconic monsters.

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (mini-series) to DVD and Blu-ray

A compelling look at the life of New York real estate scion Robert Durst and the string of deaths that followed in his footsteps, the six-part HBO documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, directed, produced, and written by Academy Award nominee Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans), arrives on DVD and BD for crime fans.

The broadcast will be followed this summer with a Blu-ray ($24.98; also includes Digital HD copy) and DVD ($19.98) release on July 7, 2015.  Heralded as "...gut-wrenching, remarkable television" by The New York Times, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst on Blu-ray includes brand new bonus content, including the new feature "8 Years in the Making," which details the lengthy, meticulous, creative process involved in unfolding this murder mystery.

An edge-of-your-seat, addictive documentary series, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst examines the life of the reclusive millionaire at the heart of three killings that spanned four decades. Robert Durst, the scion of a New York real estate empire, has long been a suspect in the notorious 1982 disappearance of his wife, Kathie. Further suspicion was raised with the unsolved killing of his best friend, Susan Berman, thought to be a key witness in the investigation into Kathie's disappearance in 2000, as well as the subsequent killing and dismemberment of a neighbor in Galveston, TX.  Durst has consistently maintained his innocence, but throughout the film, new evidence is uncovered that may link Durst to one of the murders. He was arrested in New Orleans in March and charged with Berman's murder in Los Angeles.

Texas Songwriter Robert Earl Keen Announces 2016 Hall Of Fame Honorees For The Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association

The tenth Annual Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association(TxHSA) Hall of Fame Awards Show will take place Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Texas.  In collaboration with both the TxHSA and The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Texas songwriting troubadour Robert Earl Keen announced a new class of inductees during the Key West Songwriters Festival last week. The TxHSA will honor the late Roy Orbison, Joe Ely, J.D. Souther and Will Jennings in 2016.

These artists join past inductees, who embody the spirit of Texas and its distinctive culture through songwriting, such as Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, and many more. Both Ely and Souther will deliver a featured performance after accepting their awards.

Every year, one person is also recognized for their support of the songwriting community with The Darrell K Royal Texas Music Legend Award.  "The 2016 Hall of Fame show will be a music aficionado's dream," said Joe Ables, Texas Heritage Songwriters' board member and founder of Austin's landmark Saxon Pub. "If live performances from Joe Ely and J.D. Souther aren't enough, just wait until you hear which great artists will be performing some of the incredible songs of Roy Orbison and Will Jennings!"

Sunday's Hall of Fame Awards Show will finish out TxHSA's weekend-long Homecoming celebration, which takes place February 19-21, 2016, packed with performances from past inductees, Grammy award nominees and recipients, and renowned songwriters and recording artists.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City" CD Arrives June 16

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, featuring a previously unreleased version of Bob Dylan's "If Not For You" and 35 other essential tracks, will be releasing Tuesday, June 16.

The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum exhibition, "Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City Presented by Citi," opened March 27, 2015 and will run through December 31, 2016. The museum will celebrate the album's launch later this summer with a concert to be held on 5th Avenue between Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard on July 7, 2015 at 6 pm. The line-up for the concert will be announced soon.

"Bob Dylan surprised many when he came to Nashville and began working with the city's unmatched session musicians the Nashville Cats," said Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum historian Michael Gray. "Around this same time, Johnny Cash was recruiting folk and rock musicians—including Dylan—to appear on his groundbreaking network television show. This album and Spotify playlist, with commentary from Nashville Cat Charlie Daniels, explore this magical time in 'a new Music City.'"

Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City explores the relationship between pop, rock, folk and country music through a variety of essential recordings that define an American era and sensibility that continue to shape and influence contemporary culture across the world.

Seeds of Yesterday To Grow on DVD, July 21

The fourth and final installment of Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic film series, Seeds of Yesterday, Seeds of Yesterday, as the sins of the past rise to the surface. Starring Heather Graham (Showtime’s “Californication”) and Jason Lewis (HBO’s “Sex and the City”) and based on the best-selling V.C. Andrews book series, the Seeds of Yesterday DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
arrives on DVD July 21 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  Beginning with Flowers in the Attic; the highest-rated made-for-cable movie in over two years, the four-part Dollanganger tale comes to a dramatic conclusion in

In Seeds of Yesterday, the Dollangangers continue to coexist miserably, as their deeply troubled relationships, dark secrets and tragedies come to a head in a way that will haunt the family and its progeny forever. Jason Lewis and Rachael Carpani reprise their roles from If There Be Thorns as Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger, while James Maslow portrays Bart Dollanganger and Sammi Hanratty plays Cindy Sheffield, the rebellious adopted daughter of Christopher and Cathy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sony Pic's INFERNO Starts Filming!

Sony Pictures has announced that principal photography has started on Inferno, the new film in Columbia Pictures' Robert Langdon series.  A series of films that has taken in more than $1.2B  worldwide a the box office!  The film is currently scheduled for release in theatres on October 14, 2016, no word yet on DVD/BD release.

In the film, Academy Award winner Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon.  He is joined by an international cast of actors, including Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, and Sidse Babett Knudsen.  The film is directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.  The screenplay is by David Koepp, based on the book by Dan Brown.  The project's executive producers are David Householter, Dan Brown, Anna Culp, and William M. Connor.

Pictured: (Left to Right) Tom Hanks ("Robert Langdon"); Sidse Babett Knudsen ("Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey"); Ron Howard, director/producer; Omar Sy ("Christoph Bouchard"); Dan Brown "Inferno" Author; Felicity Jones ("Dr. Sienna Brooks");

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's "The Traveling Kind" Out Now!

Today marks the release of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's new album, The Traveling Kind.  Order it now from B&T!   "This is what it sounds like when true equals, both deep into their journeys, draw out the best in each other," says NPR.

USA Today names it Album of the Week.

"Artists such as Harris and Crowell, of course, sustain their longevity by using time, and the experience it brings, to enrich their creative and interpretive work." "Their first duo album, Old Yellow Moon, won a Grammy," says the Boston Globe, "and this follow-up is even better."

MAGGIE Invades on July 7 from Lionsgate

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back and better than ever in the post-apocalyptic story, Maggie, arriving
on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) July 7th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  The film also stars Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Best Supporting Actress, Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) and Joely Richardson (TV’s “Nip/Tuck,” The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Maggie follows the outbreak of a deadly zombie virus that sweeps the nation.

As the nation reels from a lethal virus that turns its victims into zombies, Wade's (Schwarzenegger) daughter Maggie (Breslin) has been infected. Now, as Maggie's condition worsens, Wade will stop at nothing to protect her from the authorities seeking to kill her to eradicate the virus.

With bonus materials including a “making of” featurette, an audio commentary with the director, a deleted scene and cast and crew interviews, Maggie will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.

The Dunwells Share "Lucky Ones" Music Video, Check It Out-

The Dunwells have shared the video for their new song "Lucky Ones." Watch it here:

The four-piece, made up of brothers Joseph and David Dunwells and friends Robert Clayton and Adam Taylor, were drawn together by their shared love of bands like Bon Iver, Damien Rice and elbow. Their Lucky Ones EP is follow-up to 2014's Show Me Emotion EP and is set for release May 26th.  B&T was fortunate to have the guys perform at our annual Nat'l Sales Mtg in Charleston, and we love them!!

Richard Thompson Announces "Still" , Tweedy Produced, Album

Richard Thompson is the kind of guitar player other guitar players revere. It’s not just his technique, nor the fact that he’s equally at home with an electric or an acoustic guitar. He’s also a songwriter of uncommon skill.”—NPR

Renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson will release Still, an album of new music produced by Jeff Tweedy, on June 23, 2015 via Fantasy Records (part of the Concord Music Group). 
Still will be available in several configurations including a twelve-track CD, a twelve-track double 180-gram vinyl album and a deluxe CD package that includes a five-song EP from a previously un-released session, all available from B&T.

Still was recorded in a two-story rehearsal loft in Chicago over the course of just nine days with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy at the helm, backed by several longtime players from both Thompson’s and Tweedy’s bands.  "Richard's been one of my favorite guitar players for a very long time,” said Tweedy. "When I think about it, he's also one of my favorite songwriters and favorite singers. He's the Ultimate Triple Threat. Getting to work closely with him on this record was a truly rewarding experience, not to mention a great thrill.  And he keeps alive my streak of working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer."

Thursday, May 7, 2015

"Can't Stand Losing You:Surviving the Police" Arrives on DVD/Blu-ray

Based on the acclaimed memoir by renowned guitarist Andy Summers, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police follows Summers' journey from his early days in the psychedelic ‘60s music scene, when he played with The Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, The Police.
During the band’s phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the early '80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs. Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist’s side of the stage, Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police is a rock documentary that brings together past and present as the band members reunite, thirty years later, for a massive world tour.  Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police hit theaters this past March and will arrive on DVD/BD via Cinema Libre on 7/14/15.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" on DVD !

“Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high...” is the opening to the instantly recognizable theme song for the iconic series READING RAINBOW. PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing four episodes from READING RAINBOW on the new DVD “IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE.” Since 1983, this beloved children’s television series has been bringing stories to life.

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READING RAINBOW aired on PBS from 1983-2009. Hosted by LeVar Burton (“Roots,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Perception”) for its entire 26-year run, the program encouraged a love of literature in millions of children and garnered more than 200 awards, including 26 Emmys and a Peabody Award.  
READING RAINBOW has helped children build lasting relationships with books at home and in the classroom. The four episodes and books, featured in this DVD are “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” read by Beth Howland, “Owen,” read by Matthew Broderick, “Two Old Potatoes and Me,” read by Jordan Puryear, and “Mr. George Baker,” read by Wayne Brady.

 “IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE” will be available on DVD May 12, 2015.
 The DVD run time is approximately 120 minutes and its SRP is $6.99. Additional details about the episodes included on this DVD are below.

Rock Out with "Revenge of the Mekons" on DVD/BD

Revenge of the Mekons, the film rock-umentary charts the unlikely career of the genre-defying collective notorious for being, as rock critic Greil Marcus notes, "the band that took punk ideology most seriously." 

The group, born out of the 1977 British punk scene, progressed from a group of socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Joe Angio's exuberant documentary of the Mekons follows their improbable history, a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music; forays into the art world (collaborations with Vito Acconci and Kathy Acker); and consistent bad luck with major record labels.

The film arrives on DVD on July 28 via Music Box Films.



"Just Before I Go" is Coming to DVD, Blu-ray

Anchor Bay Entertainment is proud to announce the home entertainment release of Courteney Cox’s directorial debut, JUST BEFORE I GO.

Courteney Cox gained overnight fame as she endeared herself to millions as the neurotic yet loveable Monica Gellar on NBC’s hit comedy “Friends”. Just ending her run on the Golden Globe nominated “Cougar Town”, Cox brings her comedic timing behind the camera with JUST BEFORE I GO —a quirky comedy, firmly grounded in the dramatic moments of real life. The story centers around Ted Morgan—a man who has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for creating the shell of a person he has become. But life is tricky. The more determined Ted is to confront his demons, to get closure, and to withdraw from his family, the more Ted is yanked into the chaos of their lives. So, when Ted Morgan decides to kill himself, he finds a reason to live.

JUST BEFORE I GO features an ensemble cast of comedic actors lead by Seann William Scott (ROAD TRIP, AMERICAN PIE). His co-stars round out the film’s zany cast of characters and include Olivia Thirlby (JUNO, DREDD), Garret Dillahunt (“Raising Hope”, “Justified”), Kyle Gallner (“Veronica Mars”, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Rob Riggle (21 JUMP STREET, LET’S BE COPS), Evan Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY), and Kate Walsh (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Private Practice”). The screenplay was written by David Flebotte and the film was co-produced by Courteney Cox, Gabriel Cowan and Thea Mann.

Monday, May 4, 2015

"The Dog Who Saved Summer" Arrives Soon on DVD

A paws-itively delightful treat for the whole family, The Dog Who Saved Summer arrives on DVD  June 2 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Mario Lopez (“Extra” host, “Saved by the Bell”), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), Gary Valentine (“The King of Queens,” Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 and 2, Jack & Jill), Elisa Donovan (Clueless, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”), Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers) and Joey “Coco” Diaz (The Longest Yard) reprise their roles in the sixth installment of the popular franchise and are joined once again by director Sean Robert Olson and screenwriters Michael Ciminera and Richard Gnolfo. The hilarious fun-in-the-sun comedy also stars Martin Kove (“Cagney & Lacey,” The Karate Kid), Francesca Capaldi (“Dog with a Blog”), Cole Jensen (“Crash & Bernstein”) and the voice of William Zabka (The Karate Kid).
When former police K-9 Zeus (voiced by Lopez) accidentally destroys an important party, the Bannister family decides it’s time to send him to obedience school. Classes start off on the wrong paw when the no-nonsense instructor Vernon (Kove) and his Marine K-9 assistant Apollo (voiced by Zabka) fail Zeus on every lesson. Fearing the pound may be his next stop, Zeus and the Bannister children (Capaldi and Jensen) enlist help from a janitor who teaches them his unique training methods that could help Zeus win “Top Dog” at the school’s showcase. Meanwhile, a familiar trio of bumbling burglars (Cain, Muldoon and Diaz) is planning a daring diamond heist. Zeus must outsmart the thieves, as well as his hard-nosed instructor, in order to win the big tournament and foil the jewelry robbery before it’s too late.