Nick’s Picks – May 13, 2015

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THE DROWNSMAN – Anchor Bay

After almost drowning in a lake accident, Madison (Michelle Mylett, Antisocial) develops hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. After shutting the world and her friends out for over a year, her friends attempt an intervention. But, instead of curbing Madison’s fear, they unknowingly unleash something far worse: The vision of serial killer turned supernatural psychopath Sebastian Donner known as The Drownsman who begins to stalk the women one by one, dragging them into a lair of submerged torment from which there is no escape.

[REC] 4: Apocalypse – Sony

Television reporter Ángela is rescued from the building and taken to an oil tanker to be examined. However, it is unknown whether it is her who is carrying the seed of the mysterious demonic virus. The apocalypse has begun as the quarantined virus takes on an even more deadly form setting the scenes for horrors we could only have imagined.

THE BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW – StarVista

Simply put, Ed Sullivan was a cultural icon. Digitally remastered for your home viewing pleasure and taken from over 1,000 hours of classic television, The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show brings you the biggest names in comedy, variety, and music captured live in the prime of their careers. You’ll see rock n roll s greatest including Elvis Presley and The Beatles, classic Broadway appearances from My Fair Lady and West Side Story, rare appearances by Barbra Streisand and Humphrey Bogart, and plenty of comedy with Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Carol Burnett and more! Plus, astonishing animal acts and the best of the acrobats, juggles, and balancing acts selected by Ed as his personal favorites. Bonus features include the only surviving on-camera interview with Ed and Sylvia Sullivan and exclusive interviews with Joan Rivers, Johnny Mathis, Milton Berle and many more!

UNFORGETTABLE: Season Three – CBS Paramount

In the third season, join Detective Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) as she works high-profile cases in the NYPD Major Crimes Department while using her unique skill a perfect memory that lets her remember every detail of her life to help solve the crimes. She s committed to protecting Manhattan, along with her ex-boyfriend-turned-partner, Lieutenant Al Burns (Dylan Walsh), and team, including Detective Jay Lee (James Hiroyuki Liao), Detective Cherie Rollins-Murray (Tawny Cypress), Dr. Joanne Webster (Jane Curtin), and Captain Eliot Delson (Dallas Roberts). The third season finds Carrie and Al dealing with a dangerously illegal underground poker ring, a murdered high-profile television star, and the death of a college dropout who lived in an abandoned island community.

MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW – Criterion

Leo McCarey’s Make Way for Tomorrow is one of the great unsung Hollywood masterpieces, an enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap. Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi headline a cast of incomparable character actors, starring as an elderly couple who must move in with their grown children after the bank takes their home, yet end up separated and subject to their offspring’s selfish whims. An inspiration for Ozu’s Tokyo Story, Make Way for Tomorrow is among American cinema’s purest tearjerkers, all the way to its unflinching ending, which McCarey refused to change despite studio pressure.

BROADCHURCH: Season 2 – E1 Entertainment

The hit mystery drama series, set in a Dorset coastal town, returns starring David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman as DS Ellie Miller. Also starring, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Eve Myles.

TRACERS – Lionsgate

Wanted by the Chinese mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.

TEXAS RANGERS: The Real Stories – Lionsgate

The Real Stories of the Texas Rangers is a powerful presentation of true crime from the perspective of the legendary Texas Rangers combined with actual police video, photographs, interviews and court documents. In addition, Cold Case with Nellie Gonzalez is a crucial part of every show, where the details of a cold case are summarized and the public is invited to get involved if they have any information.

MISTER ED: The Final Season – Shout Factory

The world’s most famous talking horse returns for thirteen more equestrian exploits in the sixth and final season of the sitcom, Mister Ed. Architect Wilbur Post (Alan Young) and his wife Carol (Connie Hines) are once again up to their ears in trouble, and hilarity, with the mischief brought on by their meddlesome talking horsey. This season finds Ed winning a radio game show, considering his career options via higher education and even taking on spies for the Secret Intelligence Agency!

THESE FINAL HOURS – WellGo USA

The End Is Here. The extinction of mankind is at hand. As a meteor hurtles toward the globe, the citizens of Earth have 12 hours to choose their fate. Some will party, some will pray, and still others will unleash their inner animals, embracing the chaos and destruction of the coming firestorm. James (Nathan Phillips) only wants to escape the pain of annihilation, and is on his way to his friends apocalyptic blowout when he discovers Rose (Angourie Rice), lost and searching for her father. Reluctantly, he agrees to help but this final good deed will prove far more dangerous than he ever expected.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: Berry Best in Show – Fox

Join Strawberry Shortcake and some new furry friends in these delightful tails about being yourself and encouraging others to do the same. During his road trip to find homes for his orphan puppies, Huckleberry Pie and his four-legged crew get stranded in Berry Bitty City. Luckily, Strawberry and her berry best pals decide to help out with the strays in “A Boy and His Dogs.” Blueberry Muffin and Huck become “Partners in Crime” when they try to write a mystery story together…with surprising results. And the fur is sure to fly when the girls try to help Huck start a dog shelter in “The Mystery of the Disappearing Dog Show.” It’s a howling good time with sweet doggy delights for everyone!

BELOVED SISTERS – Music Box Films

Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the controversial young writer, Friedrich Schiller. Defying the conventions of their time, the sisters to share their love with Schiller. What begins playfully as a game among the three of them soon turns into something quite serious.

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL – StarVista

Featuring an incredible array of the greatest musicians of the 1970s and early 80s. The Midnight Special stands alone in the history of Rock N Roll as the first ever late-night live concert show on TV, capturing the spirit of a time when rock was exploding in so many new, exciting directions. For nine thrilling years, The Midnight Special brought audiences the very best live music from every genre—rare performances right into homes every week—complete with the intimacy of close-ups and multiple camera angles that placed you right there with the on-stage action. It was an exciting time, and it s now been restored and re-mastered in this exclusives series. So kick back, relax and enjoy the show—from the best seat in the house.

BLACKHAT – Universal

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

MURDER IN THE FIRST: Season One – TNT

A single murder case is dissected from the committing of the crime through to the investigation, arrest and trial.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: Definitive Edition

The ultimate collection for the classic series that launched one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of all time, enjoy Battlestar Galactica in both its original television format and in widescreen format for the first time – all in high-definition! Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series: Hopeful for lasting peace following centuries of intense warfare, the Twelve Colonies gather to sign a treaty with their dreaded enemies, the Cylons. But after an act of treachery on the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons launch a devastating surprise attack, destroying the Colonies’ home planets and most of their military strength. A lone flagship battlestar, the Galactica, remains to aid the surviving colonists on their epic journey for a new home to a far-off legendary planet—Earth. Galactica 1980: The Complete Series: 30 years after the events of Battlestar Galactica, the original crew finally makes the long-anticipated descent to Earth. With time running out and the Cylons closing in on their trail, Commander Adama and the Galactica must work harder than ever before to help Earth create the technology necessary for battle. Battlestar Galactica: The Original Movie: The original movie that started it all, this theatrical version of the pilot episode includes several alternate scenes different from the televised version.

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