DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: April 2018

  • Publish Date: March 28, 2018
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April 3

All movies are 2017/18 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster Insidious: The Last Key Trailers

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The fourth chapter in the Insidious franchise focuses on Dr. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) as she faces her most personal haunting—her family home. The Last Key is scripted by Leigh Whannell, the writer behind the first three chapters (and the director of Insidious: Chapter 3) and directed by Adam Robitel, and the result is about on par with the previous installments.

poster Jane Trailers

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One of last year's most heralded documentaries, Jane offers an intimate portrait of legendary primatologist Jane Goodall using newly discovered footage from the 1960s. The film comes from Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture).

poster Thelma Trailers

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The first supernatural thriller from Danish writer-director Joachim Trier (Louder than Bombs, Oslo, August 31st) follows Thelma (Eili Harboe), a young student at a university in Oslo who begins to experience increasingly violent seizures as she becomes attracted to her classmate, Anja (Okay Kaya). When Thelma discovers her seizures are a symptom of inexplicable supernatural powers, she must confront buried secrets from her past.

More movie releases on April 3, 2018
Blu-ray and DVD Basmati Blues ROM-COM/MUSICAL | Brie Larson Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Beast of Burden ACTION/DRAMA/THRILLER | Daniel Radcliffe Amazon
DVD Dead on Arrival THRILLER | Billy Flynn, Chris Mulkey, D.B. Sweeney Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Father Figures COMEDY | Owen Wilson, Ed Helms Amazon
DVD Half Magic ROM-COM | Heather Graham, Angela Kinsey Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Like Me DRAMA | Addison Timlin Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Looking Glass THRILLER | Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Permanent COMEDY | Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson Amazon
  Blu-ray Shakespeare Wallah (1966) DRAMA Amazon
  Blu-ray A Study in Terror (1965) DRAMA/THRILLER | John Neville, Donald Houston Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Sweet Virginia DRAMA/THRILLER | Jon Bernthal Amazon
  DVD True to the Game DRAMA | Columbus Short, Vivica A. Fox, Erica Peeples Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
DVD 13 Reasons Why SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Ballers SEASON 3 Amazon
  DVD Chesapeake Shores SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD The Governor COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray My Hero Academia SEASON 2 PART 1 Amazon
  DVD A Place to Call Home SEASON 5 Amazon
  DVD Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD We'll Meet Again SEASON 1 Amazon

April 10

poster All the Money in the World Trailers

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Like Danny Boyle's new FX series Trust, Ridley Scott's 2017 film follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his mother (Michelle Williams) and Getty's advisor (Mark Wahlberg) to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay a ransom. The movie is most notable for its last-minute recasting (after the movie was already filmed) of the role of J. Paul Getty—first played by Kevin Spacey—with Christopher Plummer, who earned an Oscar nomination for his few weeks of work.

poster The Greatest Showman Trailers

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It's not great, but if you are looking for a new original musical, you don't have many other options. This long-gestating film is a period biopic starring Hugh Jackman as circus impresario P. T. Barnum. Alongside him are Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. Bill Condon co-wrote the screenplay for first-time director Michael Gracey, and the original music comes from the in-demand team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Oscar winners for recent best picture nominee La La Land (and recent Tony winners for Dear Evan Hansen).

poster Molly's Game Trailers

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Accomplished screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with this true-story crime drama starring Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, whose high-stakes poker game caught the attention of the FBI when the Russian mafia attended one evening. Though it didn't make a huge impression with moviegoers, Game did earn Sorkin his third Oscar nomination for writing.

poster Phantom Thread Trailers

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One of 2017's best-reviewed movies, Phantom Thread is the second collaboration between director Paul Thomas Anderson and actor Daniel Day-Lewis following 2007's There Will Be Blood, and both films ultimately went on to score best picture nominations. The star, in what he has declared to be his final film role, plays a fashion designer in 1950s London who runs a successful fashion house with his sister, Lesley Manville. Critics found the result to be a can't-miss work that's utterly strange, sensuous, and funny.

More movie releases on April 10, 2018
Blu-ray and DVD Bomb City ACTION/THRILLER | Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Braven ACTION | Jason Momoa Amazon
  Blu-ray Deep Red (1975) FOREIGN/HORROR Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Gone Are the Days WESTERN | Lance Henriksen, Tom Berenger Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Proud Mary ACTION/THRILLER | Taraji P. Henson Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDThe Tribes of Palos Verdes DRAMA | Maika Monroe, Jennifer Garner Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Young Karl Marx DRAMA | August Diehl Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD The Child in Time TV MOVIE Amazon
  DVD The Coroner SEASON 1 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Outlander SEASON 3 Amazon
  DVD Star Talk With Neil deGrasse Tyson SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD Vice Principals COMPLETE SERIES Amazon

April 17

poster The Commuter Trailers

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The only thing that makes Liam Neeson angrier than taking away his daughter? Making him late for work. The latest installment in Neeson's unlikely (but wildly successful) late-career action phase finds him playing an insurance salesman who is drawn into a murder conspiracy while on his daily train commute. Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop) directs, maintaining his uninterrupted streak of mediocrity.

poster The Post Trailers

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Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated drama tells the timely true story behind the Washington Post's risky unveiling of government secrets with the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. The incredible cast is led by Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, appearing together for the first time, and also features Sarah Paulson, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Matthew Rhys, Jesse Plemons, Alison Brie, and a mini-Mr. Show reunion of Bob Odenkirk and David Cross.

More movie releases on April 17, 2018
Blu-ray and DVD American Folk DRAMA | Joe Purdy, Amber Rubarth Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Awful Truth (1937) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Color of Pomegranates (1969) Criterion Collection release Amazon
DVD A Demon Within HORROR Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Honor Up ACTION | Damon Dash Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Humor Me COMEDY | Jemaine Clement, Elliot Gould Amazon
DVD Killing for Love DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray Les Girls (1957) MUSICAL | Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor Amazon
  Blu-ray The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) THRILLER | George C. Scott, Kirk Douglas Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD A Taxi Driver FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD 12 Monkeys SEASON 3 Amazon
DVD Claws SEASON 1 Amazon
DVD Genius SEASON 1 (Einstein) Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Interview With Monster Girls COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Killjoys SEASON 3 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Mystery Science Theater 3000 SEASON 11 Amazon

April 24

poster Hostiles Trailers

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Christian Bale plays an Army captain who must escort a Cheyenne family home under difficult conditions in 1892 in this bleak but slow-paced western from director Scott Cooper (Black Mass). A fairly strong debut at Telluride (where, in a somewhat unusual move, the film screened without a distributor) prompted a bidding war, with relative newcomer Entertainment Studios ultimately grabbing the rights, though Hostiles didn't turn out to be the Oscar contender they once envisioned it to be.

poster Paddington 2 Trailers

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Need something to watch with your kids? Look no further than this sequel to Paddington that currently ranks among the best films of 2018 so far. The new film catches up with the Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw), now happily settled with the Brown family. In hopes of surprising Aunt Lucy on her 100th birthday, Paddington takes on a series of jobs to buy the perfect present, only for it to be stolen. Boasting even better reviews than the first film, Paddington 2 returns director Paul King, as well as Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi and Jim Broadbent. Joining the fun are Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson.

More movie releases on April 24, 2018
Blu-ray and DVD Backstabbing For Beginners DRAMA/THRILLER | Theo James, Ben Kingsley Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Bill Nye: Science Guy DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Dead Man (1995) Criterion Collection release Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Dear Dictator COMEDY | Michael Caine Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Den of Thieves ACTION/THRILLER | Gerard Butler, 50 Cent Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Escapes DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool DRAMA | Annette Bening Amazon
DVD The Final Year DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Forever My Girl DRAMA | Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Maze Runner: The Death Cure ACTION/SCI-FI | Dylan O'Brien Amazon
DVD The Strange Ones DRAMA/THRILLER | Alex Pettyfer Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Virgin Suicides (1999) Criterion Collection release Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Impossible Builds SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Shameless SEASON 8 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Unforgotten SEASON 1 Amazon

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