DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: April 2016

  • Publish Date: March 30, 2016
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April 5

All movies are 2015/16 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster 81 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailers

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There were a few criticisms about J.J. Abrams' wildly successful first Star Wars film, most notably that the story beats are derivative (of A New Hope, in particular). That merely makes it the best Star Wars film in 32 years, rather than the greatest installment in the entire franchise. After the previous three films, we'll gladly take it. And the fact that some of the film's best moments involve new characters (including new cast additions Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis, plus BB-8, who plays himself) bodes well for future sequels. This home video release adds deleted scenes and a table read among numerous extras.

More movie releases on April 5, 2016
. DVD Bad Hurt DRAMA | Karen Allen Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Cherry Tree HORROR Amazon
. DVD Dixieland DRAMA | Chris Zylka Amazon
  Blu-ray The Gallant Hours (1960) DRAMA | James Cagney Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Hallow HORROR Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD #Horror HORROR/THRILLER | Chloe Sevigny, Timothy Hutton Amazon
. DVD How to Change the World DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. DVD Identicals SCI-FI | Lachlan Nieboer Amazon
. DVD Mojave THRILLER | Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac Amazon
. DVD Of Men and War DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. DVD Prescription Thugs DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray The Purple Plain (1955) DRAMA | Gregory Peck Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Tumbledown ROM-COM | Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Banshee Season 3 Amazon
. DVD Casual Season 1 Amazon
  DVD The Dick Van Dyke Show Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (remastered) [separate sets] Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Doctor Who Series 9 Amazon
. DVD Episodes Season 4 Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Expanse Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Father Brown Season 3 Part 1 Amazon
  DVD Heartland Season 6 Amazon
  DVD House of Lies Season 4 Amazon
  DVD NYPD Blue Season 9 Amazon
. DVD The Odd Couple Season 1 (2015) Amazon
  DVD A Place to Call Home Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Salem Season 2 Amazon

April 12

No notable releases this week.

More movie releases on April 12, 2016
  Blu-ray Bride of Re-Animator (1990) New 3-disc limited edition Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Forest THRILLER | Natalie Dormer Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun THRILLER Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Criterion Collection release Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Standoff DRAMA/THRILLER | Laurence Fishburne, Thomas Jane Amazon
  Blu-ray Suspicion (1941) THRILLER | Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Family Matters Season 6 Amazon
  DVD Finding Your Roots Season 3 Amazon
. DVD Grace and Frankie Season 1 Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Heroes Reborn Season 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Jackie Robinson Miniseries Amazon
. DVD London Spy Miniseries Amazon
  DVD Prisoners Wives Complete series Amazon
  DVD Sisters Season 4 Amazon
  DVD Welcome to Sweden Season 2 Amazon

April 19

poster 70 The Lady in the Van Trailers

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Director Nicholas Hytner’s big-screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s play tells the story of the bond Bennett (Alex Jennings) formed with Miss Shepherd, a homeless woman who lived in a van on his property for 15 years. Maggie Smith reprises her Olivier-nominated stage role in a performance that was praised by critics and rewarded with a Golden Globe nomination.

poster 76 The Revenant Trailers

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Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's first film since his best picture winner Birdman, The Revenant collected 12 Academy Award nominations of its own, with Iñárritu taking home the Oscar for best director for the second straight year. Based on Michael Punke's novelization of the story of early 19th century frontiersman Hugh Glass, this bleak, wintry revenge western stars Leonardo DiCaprio (also an Oscar winner) and Tom Hardy, and reunites the director with his Birdman cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who collected his record-setting third consecutive Oscar win.

More movie releases on April 19, 2016
. DVD All Mistakes Buried DRAMA/THRILLER | Sam Trammell Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Barcelona (1994) Criterion Collection release Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Fifty Shades of Black COMEDY | Marlon Wayans Amazon
  Blu-ray The Holcroft Covenant (1985) THRILLER | Michael Caine Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Ip Man 3 ACTION/DRAMA | Donnie Yen Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Misconduct DRAMA/THRILLER | Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Norm of the North ANIMATION/FAMILY Amazon
  Blu-ray Panic in Year Zero (1962) SCI-FI | Ray Milland Amazon
. DVD Sembene! DOCUMENTARY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
. Blu-ray and DVD And Then There Were None Miniseries (2016) Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Haven Season 5 Amazon
  DVD Haven Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Little House on the Prairie Season 9 (remastered) Amazon
  DVD Pretty Little Liars Season 6 Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Silicon Valley Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Top Gear Season 22 Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Veep Season 4 Amazon

April 26

poster 89 Phoenix Trailers

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Barbara director Christian Petzold reunites with his frequent star Nina Hoss for this tale of a concentration-camp survivor, Nelly (Hoss), who searches post-war Berlin for her husband (Ronald Zehrfield). The trauma of the Holocaust is expressed both physically (Nelly undergoes reconstructive surgery for a facial wound) and emotionally (her husband doesn’t recognize her) as Nelly is pulled into a scheme by the man who may have betrayed her to the Nazis. With echoes of Hitchcock and a great central performance by Hoss, the film earned exceptional reviews in 2014 and 2015. This Criterion Collection release adds interviews and a documentary.

poster 89 Son of Saul Trailers

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This week's other Holocaust-related release is equally as acclaimed, and won an Academy Award (as best foreign language film) and the Grand Prix at Cannes on top of all that praise. László Nemes’ debut feature follows Saul Ausländer (Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian member of Auschwitz-Birkenau’s Sonderkommando, a group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of extermination.

More movie releases on April 26, 2016
. Blu-ray and DVD Backtrack DRAMA/THRILLER | Adrien Brody Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Burning Bodhi DRAMA | Kaley Cuoco Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Jane Got a Gun WESTERN | Natalie Portman Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Krampus HORROR/COMEDY/FANTASY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Last Man on the Moon DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Ride Along 2 ACTION/COMEDY | Kevin Hart, Ice Cube Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD The Beverly Hillbillies Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Hot in Cleveland Season 6 Amazon
  DVD Hot in Cleveland Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Royal Pains Season 7 Amazon

More on home video

View DVD releases from previous months, or take a look at the latest titles just added to stream on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

 

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