New HBO Home Entertainment Titles Available in August 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY (July 29, 2019)
Available on DVD and Blu-ray:
Strike Back Season 6 - Available on DVD and Blu-ray on 08/06/2019
Available for Digital Download:
Song of Parkland - Available for Digital Download 08/12/2019
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti - Available for Digital Download 08/12/2019
Maria Full of Grace - Available for Digital Download 08/12/2019
Boycott - Available for Digital Download 08/12/2019
In the Gloaming - Available for Digital Download 08/12/2019
Los Espookys Season 1 - Available for Digital Download 08/19/2019
VICE Special Report: The Future of Work - Available for Digital Download 08/19/2019
Years and Years - Available for Digital Download 08/19/2019
Euphoria Season 1 - Available for Digital Download 08/26/2019
Share - Available for Digital Download 08/26/2019
AVAILABLE August 6th Strike Back Season 6 (DVD and Blu-ray) When a Russian bomber crashes in the South China Sea, the covert special-ops soldiers of Section 20 — Thomas “Mac” McAllister (Warren Brown), Samuel Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) and Gracie Novin (Alin Sumarwata) — are sent to investigate. There, they cross paths with Katrina Zarkova (Yasemin Allen), a rogue Russian operative with questionable loyalties. Under orders of the new commanding officer, Col. Alexander Coltrane (Jamie Bamber), Section 20 pursues stolen contents of the Russian jet across Southeast Asia. They work alongside the Malaysian police to shut down a Triad gang in Kuala Lumpur, uncover a corrupt plot by a wealthy Indian businesswoman running for Parliament and plunge into the jungles of the Golden Triangle in Myanmar, facing off against mercenary drug agents and terrifying warlords as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens to push the world to the brink of global conflict.
AVAILABLE August 12th Song of Parkland (Digital Download) When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama teacher Melody Herzfeld heard the fire alarm on Feb. 14, 2018, she was in rehearsals with her students for their annual children’s musical. Moments later, a Code Red sounded. Herzfeld rushed her 65 students into a storage closet while a shooter killed 17 teachers and students nearby. Filmed in the months following the shooting, when the Florida school community is grappling with the tragedy, SONG OF PARKLAND chronicles the dedication of teacher Melody Herzfeld and her theater students as they return to school and resolve to continue with their production.
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti(Digital Download) THE MANY LIVES OF NICK BUONICONTI intimately captures the 78-year-old NFL Hall of Famer by taking viewers through every step of his extraordinary life and remarkable journey as a linebacker, lawyer, sports agent, broadcaster, executive and philanthropist. The son of a baker from the south end of Springfield, Mass., Nick Buoniconti’s early inner drive propelled him to find great success on the field and in the workplace. But after his son's crippling accident in 1985, he dedicated the latter part of his life to philanthropy and soon after co-founded The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Today, thanks in large part to his singular devotion, more than a half-billion dollars has been raised for spinal cord research.
Maria Full of Grace (Digital Download) Seventeen-year-old Colombian Maria (Catalina Sandino Moreno) is desperate: pregnant and with a large family to care for, she's forced to leave a demanding job after an altercation with her boss. Needing work as soon as possible, she encounters charming Franklin (John Álex Toro), who offers her a dangerous job as a drug mule. With cocaine pellets in her stomach, Maria flies to New York for the drug drop-off, but finds her new line of work may be far riskier than it initially seemed.
Boycott (Digital Download) When Rosa Parks (Iris Little-Thomas) defiantly refuses to take a back seat, she sets into motion a tumultuous string of events centered around the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala. Using archival footage to establish the strained atmosphere of the era, this dramatization of that chapter of the Civil Rights Movement's history shows her interactions with such major figures as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Jeffrey Wright), Coretta Scott King (Carmen Ejogo) and Ralph Abernathy (Terrence Howard).
In the Gloaming (Digital Download) In this drama that marks the directorial debut of Christopher Reeve, 33-year-old AIDS sufferer Danny (Robert Sean Leonard) returns to his parents' home in the New York suburbs to spend his final days. While his father, Martin (David Strathairn), finds it difficult to accept his son's sexuality, and his self-concerned sister, Anne (Bridget Fonda), avoids the issue, his mother, Janet (Glenn Close), forges a deeper and more honest relationship with her dying son.
AVAILABLE AUGUST 19th Los Espookys Season 1 (Digital Download) LOS ESPOOKYS follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life. The group is led by the noble, kind, and naïve, Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), and joined by Ursula (Cassandra Ciangherotti), a tenacious dental assistant who eventually handles the logistics and execution of all projects; Ursula's sister, Tati (Ana Fabrega), who juggles several (very) odd job's while acting as the group's test dummy; and Renaldo's longtime best friend, Andrés (Julio Torres), the brooding heir to the chocolate empire, who unlocks secrets to his past while avoiding his trophy boyfriend, Juan Carlos (José Pablo Minor).
VICE: Special Report: The Future of Work (Digital Download) Hosted by VICE News correspondent Krishna Andavolu, with contributions from correspondents Gianna Toboni and Michael Moynihan, the special looks at how entire industries are being disrupted and how these changes are creating ripple effects throughout the global economy. VICE’s correspondents sit down with a wide variety of experts, including Nobel Laureate economists, CEOs, and workers whose jobs will radically change in the years to come. They document how industries that long seemed immune from automation, such as fast food, contract law and long-haul trucking, are rapidly being automated, with workers replaced by AI and algorithms.
Years and Years (Digital Download) Following the day-to-day lives of the Lyons family beginning on one crucial night in 2019, YEARS AND YEARS chronicles one family’s determination to survive the future as society changes faster than ever before, focusing on: Stephen Lyons (Rory Kinnear), a financial advisor, who serves as the family’s peacekeeper; his wife, Celeste (T’Nia Miller), an ambitious accountant; his brother, Daniel (Russell Tovey), a housing officer; Edith (Jessica Hynes), their radical, calculating and potentially dangerous sister; Rosie (Ruth Madeley), their spirited youngest sibling, who was born with spina bifida and is a single mother of two; and their grandmother, Muriel (Anne Reid), the family’s wise, opinionated matriarch
AVAILABLE AUGUST 26th Euphoria Season 1 (Digital Download) An American adaptation of the Israeli show of the same name, EUPHORIA follows the troubled life of 17-year-old Rue, a drug addict fresh from rehab with no plans to stay clean. Circling in Rue's orbit are Jules, a transgender girl searching for where she belongs; Nate, a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities; Chris, a football star who finds the adjustment from high school to college harder than expected; Cassie, whose sexual history continues to dog her; and Kat, a body-conscious teen exploring her sexuality. As the classmates struggle to make sense of their futures, the series tackles the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candor.
Share (Digital Download) A cautionary tale about social media, SHARE follows 16-year-old Mandy, who, after discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, must figure out what happened — and how to navigate the escalating fallout. Rhianne Barreto leads as Mandy, alongside Charlie Plummer (Boardwalk Empire) as Dylan, Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of) as Kerri J.C. MacKenzie as Mickey, Nicholas Galitzine as A.J., Lovie Simone as Jenna and Danny Mastrogiorgio as Tony.
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