HIGH DEF DIGEST – The action thriller starring Ethan Embry is coming to Blu-ray in February.
In an early announcement to retailers, MPI is preparing ‘Convergence’ for Blu-ray on February 9.
After suffering an explosion at the hands of a terrorist bomber he’s been tracking, detective Ben Walls (Clayne Crawford) awakens in a hospital surprisingly uninjured and ready to go back into the field. But at the behest of his Captain (Mykelti Williamson) and the hospital’s few but eerily incongruous patients and staff, Ben is forced to remain inside the building. As Ben navigates the hospital’s alarmingly empty hallways, he soon finds himself hunted by a self-proclaimed avenging angel (Ethan Embry) who may be the terrorist he’s been looking for, and haunted by apparitions whose deadly motives remain a mystery. As Ben’s sense of reality begins to spiral out of control and the demons that surround him close in, he must find a way to both stop the supernatural forces that want him dead and catch the bomber before he strikes again.
Specs and supplements have not been detailed yet.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.98.
You can find the latest specs for ‘Convergence’ linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it’s indexed under February 9.
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THE WRAP – Sundance series follows man who returns home after 19 years on death row
“Rectify” will end its run on SundanceTV following its upcoming fourth season, the network announced Friday.
The series follows Daniel Holden (Aden Young) who returns home after spending 19 years on death row. Having spent his whole life waiting to die, Daniel must try to establish a normal life.
“Rectify” was created and written by Writers Guild Award-nominated Ray McKinnon, the writer and director of the Oscar-winning short film “The Accountant” and an actor in “Deadwood” and “Sons of Anarchy.”
It is executive produced by McKinnon, as well as Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.”
In addition to Young, the show stars Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, Luke Kirby, and Jake Austin Walker.
The show premiered on Sundance in 2013. It has received critical praise, winning a Peabody Award in 2015.
“‘Rectify’ is in many ways a existential story that was allowed to come to life during an existential era in serial storytelling,” McKinnon said in a statement. “And the timing of this ‘non-end’ end feels exactly right. SundanceTV has been a dream to work with on this journey.”
Here’s a little bit about Clayne’s movie, Spectral, from Female First.
– Spectral – released 12th August
Spectral is one of the science fiction films that has, so far, gone under the radar as Nic Mathieu is set to make his feature film directorial debut.
Ian Fried, John Catins, and George Nolfi have all teamed up to pen the film’s screenplay. Universal Pictures will release the movie.
Spectral is set to mix elements of action, sci-fi and war as the film follows a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over a major city.
Another terrific cast has been assembled as Emily Mortimer, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Bruce Greenwood, and Clayne Crawford are just some of the names on board.
We haven’t been treated to the first official trailer or images for Spectral just yet, but it is certainly one of the more intriguing sci-fi films of 2016.
I talked about how The Americans is one of the best shows on the air that no one is watching, but Rectifyhas to take the crown when it comes down to it. The series, which airs on a channel most people probably don’t even know about, is in its third season and is without a doubt the best character drama you can find on TV. With award worthy performances from each and every primary cast member, it’s no surprise that Rectify is as strong as it has ever been. Taking its time with its primary story, Rectify has now, three seasons in, finally begun addressing plot points raised in its first episode.
Dealing with themes in such a way that you really only get to see in books, Ray McKinnon unspools this story that so perfectly showcases the Southern Gothic genre in such a way that you can’t help but appreciate. He takes his time to let these characters grow, even if the season only takes place over a couple of days. With standout performances from Aden Young and Clayne Crawford, it’s no surprise that with the depth provided by the scripts, these relatively under-seen actors are producing some of the best performances of any show on television.
I’m so happy to announce that Clayne has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for his role in Rectify! Aden Young was also nominated so its great to see the show finally getting some recognition! The Critics Choice Awards will air January 17 on A&E.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Clayne Crawford – Rectify – Sundance
Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers – HBO
Andre Holland – The Knick – Cinemax
Jonathan Jackson – Nashville – ABC
Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA
I’ve changed the theme to be mobile friendly which means you can read it or view the gallery easily on your tablet or smart phone. Hope you like it!
I’ve updated the gallery and video gallery with the final two Rectify episodes for this season.
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- TV Shows > Rectify > Season 3 > 3.06 “The Source” Screencaps
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I could pick any Rectify actor’s name out of a hat for TV Performer of the Week, and it would be more than well-earned. That’s not meant to be flippant, but rather to recognize that every single actor (in major and minor roles) has had an extraordinary turn on the show. Ray McKinnon’s Sundance series about a Georgia man, Daniel Holden, (Aden Young) who is released from Death Row after 19 years because of a DNA error is thoughtful, beautiful and difficult, and the Holden/Talbot family is made up of outstanding actors: J. Smith-Cameron, Bruce McKinnon, Abigail Spencer, Clayne Crawford, and Adelaide Clemens (with special mention to Sean Bridgers as Trey Willis). But there’s something about Crawford’s performance in this third season that has truly stood out even from this outstanding group.
The best word to associate with Rectify is “authentic.” Southerners have long been forced to watch too many terrible shows with terrible accents and tired (or just plain ignorant) stereotypes of small-town Southern life. But not only do the Holdens and Talbots feel knowable, but the (fictional) town of Paulie feels wholly familiar. Ray McKinnon’s scripts pick up a particular cadence of Southern speech, and the interactions he fashions — filled with repressed emotions and quiet glances — are hauntingly real.
No one in the cast embodies these elements though as fully as Clayne Crawford, who plays Teddy Jr., Daniel’s step-brother and occasional adversary. The two have had several encounters, including a haunting assault when Daniel choked him out and laid him unconscious on the floor of the tire store with coffee grounds in his behind. It was in that moment viewers really thought Daniel might have committed that crime so many years ago, and it was act that has resonated through three seasons now, and filtered through the family, shocking and confusing each in turn. Teddy and Daniel have also tussled over Daniel’s attraction to Teddy’s wife Tawney (Clemens), and worse for Teddy, her attraction back.