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Ballers: The Complete Third Season

(2017) Single disc with 10 episodes. This season, retired football superstar Spencer Strasmor (Dwayne Johnson), along with longtime colleague Joe Krutel (Rob Corddry), return with a new outlook and fresh goals, hoping to forge bonds with new players across the country while improving his relationships with existing clients. In an ever-changing business where the shelf life for stardom and multi-million-dollar contracts are short, Spencer is intent on proving that the key to successful sports management isn't just about making money and having fun -- it's about delivering on the promises you make. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital. (HBO).


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Basmati Blues

(2017) Brie Larson, Saahil Sehgal, Utkarsh Ambudkar. A musical romantic comedy about two people who reach across cultures, fight against corporate greed, and find love. Academy Award-winner Larson leads an ensemble cast as Dr. Linda Watt, a sheltered but brilliant young scientist who is sent on a work trip to India. She's welcomed by almost everyone, and embraces a world she is unfamiliar with. She's also assigned a guide, an ambitious young bureaucrat, who immediately takes a liking to her. But when Linda meets Rajit, a rebellious college student forced to drop out by lack of funds, there's instant chemistry. And through their playful antagonism, Linda’s eyes are ultimately opened to the fact she has unknowingly become part of a destructive plan against the farmers. When she and the villagers discover her company’s greedy agenda, they work together to fight against the abusive agricultural giant. Features original songs written for the film by global artists Pearl Jam, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Goldspot, Dave Baerwald, and Sonu Nigam. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Dan Baron, producers Monique Caulfield and Jeffrey Soros, and actor Utkarsh Ambudkar; behind-the-scenes featurette; theatrical trailer. (Shout! Factory).

Dance Academy: The Comeback

(2018) Starring the original members of the Dance Academy “troupe” -- Xenia Goodwin, Thomas Lacey, Keiynan Lonsdale, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan and Jordan Rodrigues -- along with fresh faces Nic Westaway and Miranda Otto, the new film, based on the two-time Emmy-nominated "Dance Academy" Australian TV series, continues the story of Tara Webster (Xenia Goodwin), who was destined to become one of the top dancers of her generation before a devastating injury crippled her career. Although she tried to embrace life as a university student, Tara cannot give up her dream of dancing professionally. In her quest to defy the odds in a near impossible comeback, Tara leaves her life and love behind in Sydney and travels to New York. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: “3 Words,” “Filming the Stage,” “The Choreographers,” “Shooting in NYC,” “Resilience & Mentors.” (Cinedigm).
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Father Figures

(2017) Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, J.K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Terry Bradshaw, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer, Christopher Walken, June Squibb. Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him. Read more about "Father Figures" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: Deleted scenes. Blu-ray adds a gag reel. (Warner).

The Governor: The Complete Collection

(1995-96) Five-disc set with all 12 episodes. Two-time Academy Award-nominee Janet McTeer stars in this gritty prison drama by acclaimed British crime writer Lynda La Plante ("Above Suspicion," "The Commander"). After a disastrous riot at Barfield Prison, Helen Hewitt (McTeer) helps investigate an inmate’s suspicious death. When the governor of Barfield is subsequently ousted, Helen takes the job, becoming the youngest woman in charge of an all-male prison. Determined to clean up the place, she causes resentment among both prisoners and officers with her new ideas and no-nonsense attitude. Despite the odds stacked against her, Helen works tirelessly to earn the respect she deserves. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

Insidious: The Last Key

(2018) Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Josh Stewart, Kirk Acevedo, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Bruce Davison. Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet -- in her own family home -- in this fourth installment of the franchise. Read more about "photo for Insidious: The Last KeyInsidious: The Last Key" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Alternate ending, eight deleted scenes, Franchise Recap: “Dive Into the Insidious Universe,” three featurettes: "Becoming Elise,” “Going Into the Further” and “Unlocking Keyface.” (Sony).

My Friend Dahmer

(2017) Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel about one of the most notorious serial killers of our time. Jeffrey Dahmer committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. Jeff Dahmer (Lynch) was an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collected roadkill, fixated on a neighborhood jogger (Kartheiser), and coped with his unstable mother (Heche) and well intentioned father (Roberts). He began to act out at school, and his goofball antics won over a group of band-nerds who formed The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Wolff). But this camaraderie didn't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Dahmer spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (FilmRise).

Nature: The Last Rhino

(2017) The tragic story of the last Northern White Rhino who has survived against all odds, and how experts are working to save the rest of the species from extinction. Meet Sudan, the last male of his sub-species, the Northern White Rhinoceros. His harrowing journey is told through the international cast of characters who have been involved in Sudan’s life, from when he was snatched as a calf from his mother’s side in war-torn Central Africa, to his captivity as a prized exhibit in a cold, concrete zoo behind the Iron Curtain while poaching devastated his kind to extinction back home. Now at 43 years old and half-blind, Sudan is living out his days under 24-hour armed guard, on a protective sanctuary in Kenya. As his kind nears its last hour, scientists and animal experts turn to technology in a race to save the Northern White Rhino before it dies out forever. Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).

Nova: Black Hole Apocalypse

(2018) Black holes: they are the most enigmatic, mysterious, and exotic objects in the universe. NOVA investigates recent surprising discoveries about black holes that have raised deep questions and brought astrophysics to a major crossroads. Guided by astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin, viewers journey to the weirdest places in the cosmos to explore the profound mysteries of these gravitational monsters. Where do they come from? What’s inside them? What happens if you fall into one? And what can they tell us about the nature of space, time, and gravity? Through dynamic CGI animation, Levin illustrates the principles of gravity, and even takes a trip to the edge of the black hole at the center of our galaxy. What will happen if she gets too close? Formats: DVD, Digital. (PBS Distribution).
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Permanent

(2017) Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Kira McLean. Set in 1982 in small town Virginia, the film centers around the newly relocated Dickson family, Jeanne and Jim (Arquette and Wilson) and their 13-year-old daughter Aurelie (McLean). In this awkward and unique story full of wit and wisdom of a hairstyle gone wrong, the Dicksons are struggling through major life changes together all the while trying desperately to emerge intact on the other side. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted/alternate scenes, "Getting Permanent with Rainn Wilson," "Virginia Is for Lovers," trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

The Railway Children

(2016) Adapted from E. Nesbit's classic novel, this Olivier award-winning production follows the story of Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter, three sheltered siblings who suffer a huge upheaval when their father is mysteriously taken away. Along with their photo for The Railway Childrenmother, they move from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire, where they befriend the local railway porter, Perks, and embark on a magical journey of discovery, friendship and adventure. But the mystery remains - where is their Father, and is he ever coming back? Dove Approved for All Ages, the film, from York Theatre Royal's Olivier award-winning production features the original locomotive from the original 1970 film. The film captures every moment of Mike Kenny and Damian Cruden's imaginative, fast-paced production which was staged at England's National Railway Museum. Formats: DVD. (Film Movement).

Shakespeare Wallah

(1965) Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell, Shashi Kapoor, Madhur Jaffrey. One of the first Merchant Ivory productions, the sumptuous film established the tone for so many of the collaborations to come from producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory: the deft, multilayered screenplay by their frequent collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, luminous cinematography, a wry sense of humor and a cast of characters rich in their very human complexity. The true story of British actor-manager Geoffrey Kendal and his family of traveling theatrical players is used as a fascinating lens into the ever-evolving relationship between Great Britain and India. The film follows Tony Buckingham and his wife, Carla, as the actor-managers of a troupe who travel through 1960s post-colonial India staging Shakespeare's plays. But the Buckinghams come to realize to their dismay that classic English theater is falling out of favor in a changing country where the public has become more excited by the explosion of vibrant Bollywood films -- and, more deeply, is looking to move beyond everything British. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: A conversation with the filmmakers, featuring Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Shashi Kapoor and Felicity Kendal; original trailer; 2017 rerelease trailer. (Cohen Film Collection).
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Sweet Virginia

(2017) Christopher Abbott,Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWit. A mysterious stranger sends shock waves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood checks into a motel run by Sam, a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their outsider status, the two men strike up an uneasy friendship: a dangerous association that will set off a new wave of violence and unleash Sam’s darkest demons. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films/Shout! Factory).

The Tag-Along 2

(2017 -- Taiwan) Rainie Yang, Wei-Ning Hsu, Francesca Kao. Based on 1998 home video footage that spawned an urban legend with never-before-seen viral activity, this Sequel to 2015’s "The Tag-Along" (Taiwan’s highest grossing horror film), continues the frightening mystery of “The Little Girl in Red” to critical praise and box office success. When social worker Shu-fen (Yang) discovers her pregnant teenage daughter has disappeared, the only clue to the teen’s whereabouts is a video of her being led away by a mysterious girl in red. As she attempts to unravel the mystery behind the little girl and the disappearance of her daughter, Shu-fen is drawn to the Red Forest where her discovery of an abandoned hospital leads to a series of terrifying experiences that can all be traced back to the legend of the girl in the red dress. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Cinedigm).
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13 Reasons Why Season One

(2017) Four-disc set with all 13 episodes of the critically acclaimed ground-breaking drama. Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) returns home from high school to discover a box of cassette tapes, recorded by Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), his classmate and secret crush, who died by suicide only two weeks before. Hannah’s tapes reveal the 13 reasons that led to her untimely death, and the people she felt were responsible. This begins an emotional journey of suspense and heartbreak to uncover the mystery behind Hannah’s tragic end. Based on the best-selling mystery by author Jay Asher. Named one of the top 15 pop culture moments that defined 2017 by USA Today, “13 REASONS WHY” inspired more than 11 million tweets, becoming one of the top 10 most-tweeted about television shows and Google’s most-searched show of the year. Season Two will debut on Netflix in 2018. Formats: DVD. Extras: "Hannah & Clay: An Unfinished Love Story," "Justin Foley: Not Your Typical Jock," "Discovering Jessica Davis," "Bringing the Book to Life," "13 Things About Me: Dylan Minnette," "13 Things About Me: Justin Prentice," "Beyond the Reasons" special. (Paramount).
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Trouble Is My Business

(2018) Vernon Wells, Brittney Powell, Thomas Konkle, Steve Tom, Jordana Capra, Ben Pace. Classically inspired neo-noir follows Roland Drake, a 1940s private investigator trying to untangle a mystery that’s only landing him in deeper trouble, in an adventure that ticks all the classic boxes -- seductive femme fatales, corrupt cops, murder, a weary PI, troublesome thugs and dames, a priceless gem, and a journey into a world peeled back to reveal a twisted family and the immoral underbelly of human nature. Features the film in color and black & white. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Random Media).



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April 10

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All the Money in the World

(2017) Dir.: Ridley Scott; Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer. The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather, Jean Paul Getty, to pay the ransom. Read more about "All the Money in the World" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray,, VOD, Digital. Extras: Eight deleted scenes, "Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller” featurette, “Hostages to Fortune: The Cast”; “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed” featurette that follows the unprecedented recasting of the character J. Paul Getty a little over a month before the film's theatrical release. (Sony).

Braven

(2018) Jason Momoa, Garret Dillahunt, Stephen Lang. When Joe (Jason Momoa) and his father (Stephen Lang) arrive at their remote hunting cabin, they’re hoping for a quiet weekend. What they find is a stash of heroin, hidden in the cabin by drug traffickers. When the criminals suddenly descend upon the cabin, Joe and his father must make a kill-or-be-killed stand for survival. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: “The Braven’s Views” featurette. (Lionsgate).

Caillou: Caillou Goes Camping

(2018) Twelve adventure-packed episodes from the PBS KIDS series about the lovable four-year-old who has a boundless imagination. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).

Condorito: The Movie

(2017 -- Peru) The beloved comic strip is now a feature-length movie adventure for the whole family. Condorito, a fun-loving, feather-brained condor, is finally ready to propose to his girlfriend, Yayita. But before Condorito pops the question, Yayita’s mother, Tremebunda, is abducted by evil aliens. Now, Condorito and his nephew, Chicky, must rocket into space on a quest to rescue Tremebunda and save planet Earth. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Lionsgate).
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Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years

Ingrid Bergman appeared in 10 films in her native Sweden before the age of 25, and while that work tends to be overshadowed by her time in Hollywood, it showcases the actor summoning an impressive depth of emotion to deliver astute, passionate performances. Under the guidance of filmmakers including the prolific studio director Gustaf Molander, Bergman embraced a range of roles and worked with some of the most celebrated actors in the Swedish film industry, including Gösta Ekman, Karin Swanström, Victor Sjöström, and Lars Hanson. Comedies, romances, and thrillers, the six fascinating films collected here -- including "Intermezzo," the movie that brought Bergman to America -- exhibit the precociously assured talent of a young artist with an illustrious international career ahead of her. The films included here: "The Count of the Old Town" (1935), "Walpurgis Night" (1935), "Intermezzo" (1936), "Dollar" (1938), "A Woman's Face" (1938) and "June Night" (1940). Formats: DVD. (The Criterion Collection).

Enigma Rosso (Red Rings of Fear) BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1978 -- Italy) Fabio Testi, Christine Kaufmann, Ivan Desny, Jack Taylor, Helga Liné. Restored version of the giallo film begins when the brutally violated body of a young woman is dragged from the river. The investigating law officer, Inspector Gianni Di Salvo (Testi), is drawn to dark deeds at an exclusive girls’ school where the beautiful members of a group known as “The Inseparables” are being targeted with sinister letters and murder attempts. Following a clue in the dead girl’s diary, Di Salvo meets an unlikely ally in the form of the victim’s young sister, and as the pair begins to put the pieces together, he realizes that the school’s web of sex and homicide is more tangled then he ever could have imagined. A prime slice of sordid shocks from the golden age of the Italian giallo, "Enigma Rosso" is the final film in a trilogy of schoolgirl thrillers following Massimo Dallamano’s "What Have You Done to Solange?" (1972) and "What Have They Done to Your Daughters?" (1974). And, like all giallo entries, it comes complete with the genre’s requisite plot twists, psychological terror, startling violence and stylized eroticism. (Doppelgänger Releasing/ Scorpion Releasing).

Gone Are the Days

(2018) Tom Berenger, Lance Henriksen, Meg Steedle, Danny Trejo. Western saga of a fading gunman’s quest for justice. Seeing his days are growing short, Taylon (Henriksen) rises from his deathbed, puts on his spurs, and hits the trail in search of redemption. He crosses the desert to a gold-rush town, where he finds his estranged daughter working in a brothel. But to earn her freedom, he must confront photo for The Greatest Showman the town’s vengeful sheriff (Berenger) — who has an old score to settle with Taylon. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Behind the Scenes of Gone Are the Days” featurette, cast and crew Interviews. (Lionsgate).

The Greatest Showman

(2017) Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, the film is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation: the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Read more about "The Greatest Showman" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Two hours of behind the scenes footage, sing-alone edition and music machine “jukebox” features. (Fox).

Jasper Jones

(2017 -- Australia) Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving. The story of Charlie Bucktin (Miller), a bookish 14-year-old boy living in a small Australian town. One night during the scorching summer of 1969, he's startled by photo for Jasper JonesJasper Jones (McGrath), the town's mixed race outcast, who appears outside his window desperate for help. Entrusted with a dangerous and terrifying secret, Charlie's life is forever changed as he embarks on a journey to solve a chilling mystery, all while defeating the local racists, dealing with the breakup of his parents and falling head over heels in love. Formats: DVD. Extras: Director & cast interviews; bonus short film: "Death for a Unicorn" (Directed by Francesca Reverdito and Riccardo Bernasconi, narrated and voiced by Tilda Swinton, from Switzerland) (Film Movement).

Mighty Ground

(2018) There are more than 57,000 homeless people in Los Angeles. This is the story of one of them. In the documentary, Ronald Troy Collins makes his way through the days by singing to people on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. As with most of the homeless, Collins is nearly invisible to the majority of passers-by, with all but a few refusing to even acknowledge his presence. But those who stop to listen photo for Mighty Groundfind themselves captivated by the depth of his prophetic voice, and by the mystical songs he composes on the spot and directs at the listener’s soul. Enchanted, these listeners find themselves making a deep and unfathomable connection with Ronald that crosses racial and economic lines. Recognizing that they need to hear his song as much as he needs to sing it to them, they stay. This is exactly what happened to producer Aimee Schoof and music supervisor William Dane in January of 2016. What began as a random encounter on a downtown LA street quickly turned into a tale of vitality, heartbreak and ultimately, redemption for all involved. Picking up where the homeless as mere statistics drop off, "Mighty Ground" captures those auspicious moments when the people Collins has sung into his life collectively support and pray for his transformation, but the weight of his addiction threatens to derail his chances for redemption and recovery. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Random Media).

Mohawk

(2017) Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington, Eamon Farren, Justin Rai, Ian Colletti, Noah Segan, Jonathan Huber, Robert Longstreet, Sheri Foster. After one of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze, a young Mohawk warrior finds herself pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods they call home, Oak and Calvin, along with their British companion Joshua, must now fight back against the bloodthirsty Colonel Holt and his soldiers -- using every resource both real and supernatural that the winding forest can offer.Unfolds over the course of one bloody day during The War of 1812. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (Dark Sky Films).

Molly's Game

(2017) Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp. The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who photo for Molly's Gameran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Read more about "Molly's Game" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Building an Empire" featurette. (Universal).

Outlander: Season Three

(2017) Five-disc set with all 13 episodes. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie’s epic time-traveling love story continues. Based upon "Voyager," the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling "Outlander" series about a British WWII nurse who is mysteriously swept back in time to Scotland in 1743. The third season picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make lives apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them, and the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago? Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, Limited Edition features special packaging, including 28 pages of behind-the-scenes photographs, VOD, Digital. Extras: Deleted and extended scenes, gag reel, two featurettes: "A Traveling Show Takes Sail,” “The Transformation of Geillis Duncan.” Blu-ray adds “Of Lost Things” additional scene with Lord John Grey & Lady Isobel Dunsany, Original Chemistry Test with Caitriona & Sam, "Outlander" Podcasts, additional featurettes: “Claire & Jamie: Together Again,” “Jamie’s Revolution,” “Claire: Through Time,” “Saying Goodbye to Frank & Jonathan Randall.” (Sony).
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Phantom Thread

(2017) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson; Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps. Daniel Day-Lewis earns his sixth Academy Award nomination as Reynolds Woodcock, a fastidious and controlling fashion designer whose glamorous and carefully tailored life is disrupted by love. Read more about "Phantom Thread" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: Camera tests with audio commentary by Anderson, "For the Hungry Boy" collection of deleted scenes, "House of Woodcock Fashion Show," behind the scenes photographs from the film by Michael Bauman with demo versions of Jonny Greenwood's score. (Universal).

Proud Mary

(2018) Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Danny Glover, Neal McDonough. A hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston gets completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses during a professional hit. Read more about "Proud Mary" in the April Calendar. photo for Proud MaryFormats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Three featurettes: “Mary’s World," “The Beginning of the End” and “If Looks Could Kill.” (Sony).

Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

(2018) Feature-length animated film finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” -- Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead -- on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize … and, to stay alive, second place isn’t an option. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, "The Death of Superman." Blu-ray adds "Outback Rogue: Captain Boomerang" featurette; "Nice Shot, Floyd! The Greatest Marksman in the DCU" featurette; "The Power of Plot Devices, MacGuffins and Red Herrings" featurette; "Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay" commentary. (Warner).

Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

(2017) All-new animated adventure follow-up to 2013's "Tad, The Lost Explorer." Tad dreams of becoming an archeologist traveling the world, uncovering hidden secrets and lost treasure, but his job working construction keeps him daydreaming instead of exploring. The chance of a lifetime comes when he is invited to attend archaeologist Sara Lavrof’s presentation of her latest discovery–the papyrus that proves the existence of the Necklace of Midas, the legendary King who turned everything he touched into solid gold. When an evil billionaire forces Sara to help him find the enchanted talisman, Tad must rescue the girl of his dreams on a trip around the world. Formats: DVD Digital. (Paramount).
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The Tribes of Palos Verdes

(2017) Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe, Cody Fern, Justin Kirk, Alicia Silverstone. When teenage Medina (Monroe)and her family moves to the picture-perfect paradise of Palos Verdes, California, they seem headed for a happy new chapter in their lives. But old troubles soon catch up to them, as her parents’ marriage disintegrates, her mother (Garner) spirals into an emotional freefall, and her twin brother (Fern) turns to drugs. Caught in the middle of it all, Medina must rely on her inner strength to become the stabilizing force in her family, while finding refuge in a new passion: surfing. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. Extras: Deleted scenes. (IFC Films/Shout! Factory).

Vice Principals: The Complete Series

(2016-17) Comedy series tells the story of a southern suburban high school and the two people who conspire to run it, the vice principals. Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star as Neal Gamby and Lee Russell, a pair of ambitious administrators wagged in an epic power struggle to become school principal. After the long-time principal steps down to tend to his ailing wife, these bitter antagonists are forced to put their mutual disdain aside to form an unholy alliance in order to sabotage the new appointed principal, Dr. Belinda Brown. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Audio commentaries with cast and crew, deleted scenes, blooper reels.(HBO).

Wild Kratts: Madagascar Madness

(2018) Four episodes from the series that transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning “Kratts’ Creatures” and Emmy-winning “Zoboomafoo,” into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each episode presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt Brothers -- and young viewers -- meet. Formats: DVD (PBS Distribution).

Wordworld: Let’s Eat!

(2018) Eight episodes with the WordFriends as they have fun with food and learn how to follow directions, make words plural, and work together. “WordWorld” was developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Ready To Learn initiative. Incorporating the latest research into the most effective ways for kids to build reading skills, “WordWorld” produces delightful educational experiences for preschool children, on screen, in print, and online. Formats: DVD. (PBS Distribution).



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April 17

The Accident (L’accident)

(2016 -- France) Two-disc set with six episodes. Kindhearted construction boss Gabriel Cauvy lives with his wife, Rebecca, and daughter, Luna, in Sainte Lune, a picturesque but struggling village in Brittany, France. One day, Gabriel notices his wife behaving strangely, and hours later she is killed in a car wreck. Amid his grief, Gabriel also contends with the bizarre circumstances of the crash. Why was Rebecca’s car stopped in the middle of the road, facing the wrong way? Why did she have an empty bottle of vodka in the passenger seat when she didn’t drink liquor? Was it truly an accident? Or could it have been something more sinister? When the police and the rest of Sainte Lune blame Rebecca for the crash, Gabriel determines to clear her name. But as he starts his own investigation, the residents of his quaint little town all seem to be hiding something -- and the search for the truth is more dangerous than he could have imagined. Formats: DVD. (Acorn Media).

Aloha, Bobby and Rose BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1975) Paul le Mat, Dianne Hull, Robert Carradine, Tim McIntire, Edward James Olmos, Noble Willingham. Written and directed by Floyd ("The Hollywood Knights," "American Hot Wax") Mutrux, "Aloha, Bobby and Rose" sets its sights on the good-looking titular twosome: Bobby (Le Mat), who has a souped-up ‘68 Camaro and a dead-end job; and Rose (Hull), who’s got a 5-year-old son and a nowhere life. The two meet and quickly fall in love, which gives way to Rose’s fantasy of leaving the Hollywood streets behind and saying “aloha” to life in exotic Hawaii. But when a seemingly safe attempt to rob a liquor store to bankroll their journey goes tragically awry, Bobby and Rose find themselves on the run from the law ... and for their lives. Barreling across nighttime L.A. in a bid to make it to the tropics, the young lovers learn that “aloha” can also mean “goodbye.” Remastered in high definition transfer with extensive color correction. Extras: Interviews with actors Le Mat and Hull and writer-director Floyd. (Doppelgänger Releasing/Scorpion Releasing).
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The Awful Truth

(1937) In this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other's infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. Try as they each might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can't help but meddle in Lucy's ill-matched engagement to a corn-fed Oklahoma businessman (Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey, a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, "The Awful Truth" is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey; new video essay by film critic David Cairns on actor Cary Grant's performance; illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring actor Claudette Colbert and Grant; an essay by film critic Molly Haskell. (The Criterion Collection).

Claws: The Complete First Season

(2017) Three-disc set with all 10 episodes of the midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Claws is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It's the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).
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The Color of Pomegranates

(1969 -- Russia) A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov's masterwork overflows with images and sounds that burn into the memory. In a series of tableaux that blend the tactile with the abstract, "The Color of Pomegranates" revives the splendors of Armenian culture through the story of the 18th-century troubadour Sayat-Nova, charting his intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth through iconographic compositions rather than traditional narrative. The film's tapestry of folklore and metaphor departed from the realism that dominated the Soviet cinema of its era, leading authorities to block its distribution, with rare underground screenings presenting it in a restructured form. This edition features the cut closest to Parajanov's original vision, in a restoration that brings new life to one of cinema's most enigmatic meditations on art and beauty. In Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Georgian with English subtitles. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, undertaken by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New audio commentary featuring critic Tony Rayns; new video essay on the film's symbols and references, featuring scholar James Steffen; new interview with Steffen detailing the production of the film; "Sergei Parajanov: The Rebel," a 2003 documentary about the filmmaker, featuring him and actor Sofiko Chiaureli; "The Life of Sayat-Nova," a 1977 documentary about the Armenian poet who inspired "The Color of Pomegranates"; an essay by film scholar Ian Christie. (The Criterion Collection).
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The Commuter

(2017) Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern. Liam Neeson stars as an insurance salesman whose commute home suddenly takes a dangerous turn. Read more about "The Commuter" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “End of the Line” featurette, “Off the Rails” featurette. (Lionsgate).

Deep Blue Sea 2

(2018) Danielle Savre, Michael Beach, Rob Mayes, Nathan Lynn, Kim Syster. Sequel to the 1999 hit directed by Renny Harlin that featured Thomas Jane, Samuel L. Jackson, Saffron Burrows and LL Cool J. Shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Beach). She believes the project, performed at a remote, sea-based facility, focuses on extracting shark antibodies to help work toward cures for human diseases. However, Dr. Calhoun is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable bull sharks as its test subjects, and Durant has bio-engineered a shiver of highly intelligent, super-aggressive bull sharks. When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be deadly. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "Returning to the Deep – The Making of Deep Blue Sea 2" featurette, "Deep Blue Sea 2: Death by Shark" featurette, "Deep Blue Silliness" (gag reel), deleted scenes. (Warner).
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Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey

(1991) A celebration of one of Hollywood's biggest and most beloved stars. Doris Day began her legendary career as a big band singer in the 1940s, made her motion picture debut in 1948 and became box office magic for the next two decades in musicals, comedies and dramas such as "Calamity Jane," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "The Pajama Game," "Please Don't Eat the Daisies," "The Thrill of It All" and three iconic romantic comedies with Rock Hudson, including her Oscar-nominated "Pillow Talk." In the late 1960s, Doris moved to television with her top-10 self-titled sitcom followed by music specials in the 1970s and "Doris Day's Best Friends" in the 1980s. Since retiring from show business, Day has devoted herself to her first love with the Doris Day Animal Foundation.This documentary details her dramatic life story and career, guided by Doris along with famous friends (Betty White, Clint Eastwood) and admirers (film critics Roger Ebert and Molly Haskell). Also featured is rare footage and archival materials from the star's own collection. Formats: DVD. (Dark Sky Films/MPI).

The Happys

(2018) Melissa McBride, Janeane Garofalo, Stephen Guarino, Rhys Ward, Tim Abell, Jack DePew, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Arturo Del Puerto. Twenty-one year old Tracy walks in on her newly minted "movie star" boyfriend having sex with a man and, after assessing her limited options, she returns to him with a deal -- if he agrees to marry her, she’ll forget the whole thing ever happened. Their relationship quickly deteriorates, but Tracy’s world blossoms when she befriends the quirky residents in her Los Feliz (The Happys) neighborhood. As she discovers her sense of self and true passion for cooking, she's a catalyst that forces everyone around her to grow and connect in unforeseen ways. Features an original score by Patrick Sansone (Wilco). Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Indican Picture).

Honor Up

(2018) Damon Dash, Cam’ron, Murda Mook, Blackface, Smoke DZA, Nicholas Turturro. OG is a drug lord’s lieutenant struggling to maintain the code of honor -- protect the family -- within his unruly crew after a Harlem shootout. The film reveals a deadly underworld where beats pound as bullets fly, and even outlaws must live by the code. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director-actor-producer Damon Dash and producer-actress Raquel M. Horn. (Lionsgate).
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Humor Me

(2017) Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould,Ingrid Michaelson, Annie Potts, Bebe Neuwirth. With an interminable case of writer’s block and a personal family crisis, playwright Nate (Clement) is forced to move into his father’s (Elliott Gould) retirement community. But a chance encounter with the local community theatre group may help turn his life around -- or signal the end of his once promising career for good. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD. Extras: Commentary with writer-director Sam Hoffman and producer Courtney Potts, deleted scenes, trailer. (Shout! Factory).

Killing for Love

(2016) March 30, 1985: Derek and Nancy Haysom are discovered brutally murdered at their home in Lynchburg, Virginia. The arrest and conviction of the couple's daughter Elizabeth, a scholarship student at the University of Virginia, and her boyfriend Jens Söring, the brilliant son of a German diplomat, set off a media frenzy, becoming the first trial of its kind to be nationally televised. But what if the justice system got it all wrong? This gripping true crime documentary untangles the web of romantic obsession and betrayal that may have led an innocent man to make the ultimate sacrifice for love: take the fall for a murder he didn't commit. Features the voices of Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots. Formats: DVD. (IFC Films).

The Post

(2017) Dir.: Steven Spielberg; Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, Bradley Whitford, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Greenwood, David Cross, Matthew Rhys, Bob Odenkirk. A thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's photo for The PostKatharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Read more about "The Post" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: "The Style Section: Re-Creating an Era," "Stop the Presses: Filming The Post," "Arts and Entertainment: Music for The Post." Blu-ray adds "Layout: Katharine Graham, Ben Bradlee & The Washington Post," "Editorial: The Cast and Characters of The Post." (Fox).

Rave Party Massacre (aka DeadThirsty

(2017) Sara Bess, Evan Taylor Williams, Melissa Kunnap. On the eve of an abandoned hospital’s demolition, evil walks its empty corridors to the pulsating echo of 150 beats per minute. It’s 1992, an uncertain time of uprising, of violent revolution against the so-called New World Order. When Rachel, Branson, and others attend an illegal rave party held in the facility, they encounter the malevolent presence lurking within. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).

Russian Doll

(2016) Melanie Brockmann Gaffney, Kristine Sutherland, Sarah Hollis, Marem Hassler, Jason T. Gaffney. Veteran lesbian police detective Viola Ames (Gaffney) is assigned to investigate the case of a missing woman who uncovered a murder plot set in the theatre world, behind the scenes of a play called "The Russian Doll." As the play moves towards opening night, Viola and her police partner uncover a complicated and enigmatic series of twists and turns to uncover the identity of the kidnapper as well as a surprising murder suspect. At the same time that Viola deciphers clues to solve the case, Viola's tough and emotionally closed world begins to change as she falls for a new woman in her life, Faith. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Wolfe Video).
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Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years. Vol. 2 Limited Edition

Boundary-breaking early crime thrillers, mob dramas and action movies from legendary cult director Seijun Suzuki. Includes: "Eight Hours of Terror" (1957), "The Sleeping Beast Within" (1960), "Smashing the 0-Line" (1960), "Tokyo Knights" (1961), "The Man with a Shotgun" (1961). Available for home-viewing for the very first time ever outside of Japan, this collection of bleak crime thrillers, brash mob dramas and exuberant action movies, made across the first five years of Seijun Suzuki's career within Nikkatsu's Borderless Action (mukokuseki akushon) line, presents a heady mix that laid the ground for what was to come. "The Sleeping Beast Within" (1960) is a gripping crime thriller that sees a newspaper reporter's search for his girlfriend's missing father lead him into heart of the criminal underworld of Yokohama's Chinatown. Its companion piece, "Smashing the 0-Line" (1960), follows two reporters' descent into a scabrous demimonde of drug and human trafficking. In "Eight Hours of Terror" (1957), a bus making its precarious way across a winding mountain road picks up some unwelcome passengers. In "Tokyo Knights" (1961), a college student takes over the family business in the field of organized crime, while "The Man with a Shotgun" (1961) marks Suzuki's first entry into the territory of the "borderless" Japanese Western. Formats: Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Extras: Audio commentary by critic and author Jasper Sharp on "Smashing the 0-Line"; "Tony Rayns on the Crime and Action Movies" in which the critic and historian discusses the background to the films, their place within Suzuki’s career and the talent involved with them; trailers; stills gallery; reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys; 60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).
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Sleeping Dogs

(1977) Adapted from C.K. Stead's novel "Smith's Dream," "Sleeping Dogs" almost single-handedly kickstarted the New Zealand New Wave, demonstrating that homegrown feature films could resonate with both local and international audiences, and launching the big-screen careers of director Roger Donaldson ("No Way Out," "Species") and Sam Neill ("Jurassic Park," "Possession"). Neill -- in his first lead role in a feature -- plays Smith, a man escaping the break-up of his marriage by finding isolation on an island off the Coromandel Peninsula. As he settles into his new life, the country is experiencing its own turmoil: an oil embargo has led to martial law and civil war, into which Smith reluctantly finds himself increasingly involved. Co-starring Warren Oates as the commander of a US army unit drawn into the conflict, "Sleeping Dogs" is simultaneously a political thriller, a personal drama and a true landmark in New Zealand cinema. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Commentary by writer-director Roger Donaldson, actor Sam Neill and actor-writer Ian Mune; "The Making of Sleeping Dogs' (2004), a 65-minute retrospective documentary on the film's production featuring interviews with Donaldson, Neill, Mune, Geoff Murphy; "The Making of Sleeping Dogs" (1977), a contemporary behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with Donaldson and Neill; theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips; First Pressing Only: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, a contemporary review by Pauline Kael and the original press book. (Arrow Academy/MVD Entertainment).
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A Taxi Driver

(2017 -- South Korea) Song Kang-Ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hai-Jin, Ryu Jun-Yeol. In this powerful true story set in 1980, a down-on-his-luck taxi driver from Seoul is hired by a foreign journalist who wants to go to the town of Gwangju for the day. They arrive to find a city under siege by the military government, with the citizens, led by a determined group of college students, rising up to demand freedom. What began as an easy fare becomes a life-or-death struggle in the midst of the Gwangju Uprising, a critical event in the history of modern South Korea. South Korea's official entry in the 2018 Academy Awards best foreign-language film category. Formats: Blu-ray. (Well Go USA).



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Cyborg Collector's Edition

(1989) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dayle Haddon, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels, Vincent Klyn. Deteriorating from a deadly plague, 21st-Century America is descending into a barbaric nightmare. Only Pearl Prophet (Haddon), a beautiful half human/half cyborg, has the knowledge necessary to develop a vaccine. But during her quest to gather data and bring the cure to the world, Pearl is captured by cannibalistic Flesh Pirates who plot to keep the antidote for themselves and rule the world. Now, only saber-wielding hero Gibson Rickenbacker (Van Damme) can rescue her and save civilization. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: New 4K scan from the original film elements; new audio commentary with writer-director Albert Pyun; new "A Ravaged Future – The Making of Cyborg" featuring interviews with Pyun, actors Vincent Klyn, Deborah Richter and Terrie Batson, director of photography Philip Alan Waters and editor Rozanne Zingal; new "Shoestring Fantasy - The Effects of Cyborg" featuring interviews with visual effects supervisor Gene Warren Jr., Go-Motion technician Christopher Warren and rotoscope artist Bret Mixon; extended interviews from Mark Hartley’s documentary "Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films" with Pyun and Sheldon Lettich; theatrical trailer; still gallery. (Scream Factory).
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Dead Man

(1995) With "Dead Man," his first period piece, Jim Jarmusch imagined the 19th-century American West as an existential wasteland, delivering a surreal reckoning with the ravages of industrialization, the country's legacy of violence and prejudice, and the natural cycle of life and death. Accountant William Blake (Johnny Depp) has hardly arrived in the godforsaken outpost of Machine before he's caught in the middle of a fatal lovers' quarrel. Wounded and on the lam, Blake falls under the watch of the outcast Nobody (Gary Farmer), a Native American without a tribe, who guides his companion on a spiritual journey, teaching him to dispense poetic justice along the way. Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, "Dead Man" is a profound and unique revision of the Western genre. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New Q&A in which Jarmusch responds to questions sent in by fans; new readings of William Blake poems by members of the cast, including Mili Avital, Alfred Molina, and Iggy Pop; new selected-scene audio commentary by production designer Robert Ziembicki and sound mixer Drew Kunin; new interview with actor Gary Farmer; deleted scenes; Jarmusch's location scouting photos; essays by critic Amy Taubin and music journalist Ben Ratliff. (The Criterion Collection).
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Den of Thieves

(2018) Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jordan Bridges, Evan Jones, Dawn Olivieri, Cooper Andrews, Sonya Balmores, Eric Braeden, Brian Van Holt, Maurice Compte, Lewis Tan, Meadow Williams, Michael Papajohn. The inevitable clash between an unbeatable crew addicted to heists and an elite unit of Los Angeles detectives comes to a head as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. Includes unrated and theatrical versions. Read more about "Den of Thieves" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: Alternate ending, "Alpha Males," "Into the Den," "Alameda Corridor," outtakes, commentary with director Christian Gudegast and producer Tucker Tooley, theatrical trailers. (Universal).
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Doctor Detroit BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1983) Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Kate Murtagh. When fast-talking pimp Smooth Walker (Hesseman) finds himself in hot water with Chicago crime boss Mom (Murtagh), he claims that there’s a new player in the game: Doctor Detroit, a cat who’s badder than bad -- and completely fictitious. In need of a patsy until the heat dies down, Smooth hits paydirt with mild-mannered professor Clifford Skridlow (Aykroyd) -- and promptly skips town, leaving his bevy of sexy “employees” in Clifford’s hapless hands. Charmed by the ladies and spurred by his dedication to chivalry, Clifford agrees to become their protector and ally, transforming himself from a power-walking professor to a heroic hustler ... and throwing down the gauntlet to save his college from financial ruin and the four damsels from the wrath of Mom. Extras: New audio commentary with director Michael Pressman and pop culture historian Russell Dyball; new interview with Pressman; “Radio Free Detroit: Inside the Doctor Detroit Audio Press Kit," featuring rare and vintage interviews; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; TV spots; radio spots. (Shout! Factory).

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

(2017) Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave. Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. Extras: Commentary with director Paul McGuigan, producer Barbara Broccoli & author Peter Turner; "You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way" by Elvis Costello music video; four featurettes: “Elvis Costello Performance & Conversation,” “Making of the Music Video: You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way,” “In Conversation with Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, director Paul McGuigan & author Peter Turner,” “Annette Bening on Gloria Grahame.” (Sony).
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The Final Year

(2017) The documentary gives a look at the inner workings of the Obama administration as they prepare to establish a legacy when leaving power after eight years. The film revolves around Obama's foreign policy team: Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Deputy National Security Adviser and presidential confidant Ben Rhodes, as well as National Security Adviser Susan Rice and President Obama himself. Over the course of 2016, they travel the world attempting to solidify and "lock-in" policies that they believe will define their legacy, promote diplomacy over large-scale military action, and fundamentally alter how the US government confronts questions of war and peace, as they prepare to hand over the machinery of American power to a new administration. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: Deleted scenes, photo gallery, theatrical trailer. (Magnolia Home Entertainment).

Forever My Girl

(2018) Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, John Benjamin Hickey, Tyler Riggs, Peter Cambor, Gillian Vigman. The story of country music superstar Liam Page (Roe), who left his bride, Josie (Rothe), at the altar, choosing fame and fortune instead. But Liam never got over his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown, he's torn between his two worlds. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, Digital. Extras: Photo gallery. (Lionsgate).

Have A Nice Day

(2017 - China) Changlong Zhu, Kai Cao, Jian Liu. An official selection at the Berlin International Film Festival, this animated neo-noir thriller from Chinese auteur Liu Jian mixes follows interweaving storylines that lead an eccentric cast of characters to a bloody climax over one bag of stolen money. Formats: DVD. (Strand Releasing).
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Henry Miller Asleep & Awake

(1973) The quiet ticking of a clock gives way to the stirrings and rumblings of a lump hidden under the blankets. Pajama-clad, the lump throws back the covers, stretches, groans and grumbles. He rises and goes to his mirror in a tiled room he knows well. The man is literary legend Henry Miller, the author of the infamous, groundbreaking "Tropic of Cancer," and the room is his bathroom. It's a miraculous shrine covered with photos and drawings collected by Miller over the course of his long and fruitful life. Graciously, in his raspy, sonorous voice, he points out the highlights of his improvised gallery, speaking on various Buddhas, Blaise Cendrars, Hieronymous Bosch and Gaugin, several Japanese writers, Hesse, a stone carving by Jung, women he found attractive, his tendency to hear "celestial music" in airplanes, the relationship between Zen and sex, the fact that "most writers don't look so hot" (because they spend so much time alone), and the question of identity, which "harasses" him. This verité portrait from Emmy Award-winning director Tom Schiller ("Saturday Night Live"), filmed in 1973 when the author was 81, is a voyage of ideas about life, writing, sex, spirituality, nightmares, and New York that captures the warmth, vigor and high animal spirits of a singular American artist. Formats: DVD. (IndiePix Films).
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Hostiles

(2017) Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster Wes Studi. In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Read more about "Hostiles" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “A Journey to the Soul: The Making of Hostiles” three-part documentary. (Lionsgate).

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

(1988) Step aside Pennywise ... These Killer Klowns from Outer Space are outta this world -- literally! -- and they're packing deadly popcorn guns and cotton candy cocoons. When Mike and his girlfriend Debbie warn the local police that a gang of homicidal alien-clowns have landed in the nearby area (in a spaceship shaped like a circus big-top, no less), the cops are naturally skeptical. Before long however, reports are coming in from other anxious residents detailing similar run-ins with the large-shoed assailants. There can no longer be any doubt -- the Killer Klowns photo for from Outer Space are here, and they're out to turn the Earth's population into candy floss. Written and produced by the Chiodo brothers -- known for their work on a host of special-effects laden hits such as "Team America: World Police" and the Critters movies -- "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" is a cinematic experience unparalleled in this galaxy, now newly restored by Arrow Video for this stellar edition. Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, with newly remastered stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options.s Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Archive audio commentary with the Chiodo Brothers; "Let the Show Begin! Anatomy of a Killer Theme Song" new interview with the original members of the American punk band, The Dickies; "The Chiodos Walk Among Us: Adventures in Super 8 Filmmaking" new documentary highlighting the making of the Chiodo Brothers childhood films, from the giant monster epics made in their basement to their experiments in college; new HD transfers of the complete collection of the Chiodo Brothers 8mm and Super 8 films, including "Land of Terror," "Free Inside," "Beast from the Egg", and more; "Tales of Tobacco" interview with star Grant Cramer; "Debbie's Big Night" interview with star Suzanne Snyder; "Bringing Life to These Things" tour of Chiodo Bros. Productions; "The Making of Killer Klowns" archive production featurette; "Visual Effects with Gene Warren Jr." archive interview with co-writer/producer Charles Chiodo and visual effects supervisor Gene Warren Jr.; "Kreating Klowns" archive interview with Charles Chiodo and creature fabricator Dwight Roberts; "Komposing Klowns" archive interview with composer John Massari; "Klown Auditions"; deleted scenes; bloopers; image galleries; original theatrical trailer; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

Last Seen in Idaho

(2018) Hallie Shepherd, Casper Van Dien, Wes Ramsey, Shawn Christian. A young woman witnesses a crime and flees the scene, wrecking her car as she tries to escape. Days later at the hospital, she awakens from a coma but has no recollection of the events that put her there. However, she is having some very strange aftereffects ... when the doctors brought her back from the brink of death, she brought back a little something extra: she’s having visions of her future kidnapping and murder. Now it's a race against the clock as she tries to solve and prevent her own murder. Formats: DVD, VOD. (Breaking Glass Pictures).
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The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

(2018) Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien, Walton Goggins, Nathalie Emmanuel, Katherine McNamara, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Patricia Clarkson, Barry Pepper, Ki Hong Lee, Jacob Lofland, Paul Lazenby, Dylan Smith, Jake Curran. Read more about "The Maze Runner: The Death Cure" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo, VOD, Digital, UltraViolet (cloud). Extras: Audio Commentary by Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin and Joe Hartwick Jr.; exclusive 24-page prequel origins comic book written by screenwriter T.S. Nowlin. Blu-ray adds deleted and extended scenes; five featurettes: "The Final Run” “Dystopia,” “Allies Reunited,” “A Look Back,” “Going Out on Top”; "Visual Effects"; gallery of over 300 images. (Fox).
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Paddington 2

(2018) While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. Read more about "Paddington 2" in the April Calendar. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital, Movies Anywhere. Extras: "Paddington: The Bear Truth." Blu-ray adds "How to Make a Marmalade Sandwich," music video with Phoenix Buchanan, "The Magical Mystery of Paddington's Pop-Up Book," "The Browns and Paddington: A Special Bond," "Knuckles: A Fistful of Marmalade," "The (Once) Famous Faces of Phoenix Buchanan," audio commentary by director/co-writer Paul King. (Warner).

A Pistol for Ringo & The Return of Ringo: Two Films by Duccio Tessari

(1965) The original Ringo films introduced another iconic hero to the spaghetti western; a clean-cut sharp shooter who was markedly different to Clint Eastwood's photo for Man With No Name. In "A Pistol for Ringo," the eponymous hero, played by Giuliano Gemma, infiltrates a ranch of Mexican bandits to save a beautiful hostage (Nieves Navarro). In "The Return of Ringo," the gunslinger, now a veteran of war, disguises himself as a Mexican in order to take revenge on outlaws who have stolen his property and taken his wife. Hugely successful upon their original release, thanks in part to the skilled direction of Duccio Tessari ("The Bloodstained Butterfly," "Death Occurred Last Night"), the Ringo films proved influential on the Italian Western, spawning numerous unofficial sequels, due to their gripping set-pieces and unforgettable musical scoring by Ennio Morricone. Arrow Video is proud to present both films in sumptuous new restorations that truly brings their stylish cinematography to life. Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio. Formats: Blu-ray. Extras: Audio commentaries for both films by Spaghetti Western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke; "They Called Him Ringo," an archival featurette with star Giuliano Gemma; "A Western Greek Tragedy," an archival featurette with Lorella de Luca and camera operator Sergio D'Offizi; original trailers; gallery of original promotional images; reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx. (Arrow Video/MVD Entertainment).

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concert

(2017) Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors rock music's pioneering figures during a prestigious, black-tie ceremony. As the Hall of Fame enters its third decade, it's these singular induction ceremonies -- featuring the biggest names in classic rock from the '60s, '70s and '80s - that have become nearly as photo for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Concerticonic as the artists they celebrate. The four most recent live induction concert events are filled with the kind of collaborations and jam sessions that have made Rock Hall concerts legendary. With egos set aside -- in many cases original band lineups perform together for the first time in years -- inductees and friends take the stage to deliver once-in-a-lifetime performances, often with a truly mind-blowing combination of talent. Included here: Bruce Springsteen joining inductees E Street Band for the deep cut classic "E Street Shuffle" from the Boss's second album, from 1973; legendary grunge-rock group Pearl Jam delivering thundering performances of "Alive," "Given to Fly" and "Better Man"; the two surviving members of Nirvana joined on stage by Lorde, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon and Joan Jett for emotional renderings of the group's biggest hits; Cat Stevens performing a spine-tingling version of "Father & Son" that turned the massive Barclay Center quiet as a church; Journey performs three classics: "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," "Lights" and "Don't Stop Believin'"; Ringo Starr being welcomed into the Rock Hall with a little help from Paul McCartney; original Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos joining the band for the first time in six years tearing through their early hits including "Surrender" and "Dream Police"; five of the original members of Chicago performing on stage for the first time in 25 years; complete Hall of Fame Induction speeches including Coldplay's Chris Martin inducting Peter Gabriel and Metallica's Lars Ulrich inducting Deep Purple. In four-disc DVD and two-disc Blu-ray sets. (Time Life).

Shameless: The Complete Eighth Season

(2017) Three-disc set with all 12 episodes of the Showtime series. The Gallaghers are finally on an upswing in season eight! Frank (William H. Macy), tries to become a contributing member of society. Fiona (Emmy Rossum) finds success as a landlord. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) struggles to stay sober while Ian (Cameron Monaghan) takes up a cause. Debbie (Emma Kenney) tries life as a single working mom, while Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) gets creative finding tuition money after losing his military school scholarship. Meanwhile, Kev (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) wrestle with Svetlana (Isidora Goreshter) at The Alibi. Formats: DVD, Digital. Extras: "My Shameless Sister" featurette: Emma Kenney (Debbie Gallagher) takes center stage as host of this funny and insightful interview with her very own Shameless sister, Emmy Rossum; "My Shameless Mentors" featurette: The talented women of Shameless sit down for a "no holds barred" conversation with host Emma Kenney. Her interviewees include costume designer Lyn Paolo, writer-producer Nancy Pimental, and actresses Isidora Goreshter and Shanola Hampton; deleted scenes. (Warner).
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Strings

(2018) Jason Michael Carroll, Katie Garfield, Robert Wagner, Karen Boles, David Sweeney. After paying his dues in every bar from New York to Pennsylvania, rocker Jimmy Ford trades in his rock 'n' roll fantasy for the bright lights of Nashville. Success proves elusive until Malinda Price, an up-and-coming country singer, takes an interest in him. But just as his career and personal life begin to take off, his past comes calling -- reminding him that there are always strings attached. Formats: DVD. (Monarch Home Entertainment).

Unforgotten Season 1

(2015) Two-disc set with six episodes of the UK crime drama. Season 1 opens with a human skeleton found beneath a basement. The remains could be centuries old -- or four decades, as comes to light upon further investigation of the crime scene. Detective Chief Inspector Cassie Stuart and Detective Sergeant Sunny Khan eventually discover the victim was a young man, Jimmy Sullivan and his nearly-disintegrated pocket diary leads the detectives to a list of names that may hold the key to solving the murder. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray. (PBS Distribution).
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The Virgin Suicides

(1999) With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, which explores the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. A faithful adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides's popular first novel, "The Virgin Suicides" conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui in its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents -- as told through the collective memory of a group of boys who yearn to understand what happened. Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone. Formats: DVD, Blu-ray Disc with new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman and approved by director Sofia Coppola, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: New interviews with Coppola, Lachman, actors Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett, author Jeffrey Eugenides, and writer Tavi Gevinson; "Making of The Virgin Suicides," a 1998 documentary directed by Eleanor Coppola and featuring Sofia Coppola, Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola, actors Dunst, Hartnett, Scott Glenn, Kathleen Turner, and James Woods, Eugenides, and more; "Lick the Star," a 1998 short film by Coppola; official music video for Air's soundtrack song "Playground Love," directed and shot by Coppola and her brother Roman Coppola; trailer; an essay by novelist Megan Abbott. (The Criterion Collection).

Wacky Races: Start Your Engines Season 1 Volume 1

(2017) The legendary Hanna-Barbera animated series is back in an all-new, reimagined edition; the wacky racers from the original series are hitting the road with a brand-new set of vehicles, colorful characters and adventures. Single-disc with 10 episodes. Formats: DVD, Digital. (Warner).

Who's Jenna?

(2018) Jonathan Burke (Bill Sorvino), a successful financial advisor, starts dating Jenna Casey (Tracey Birdsall), an accomplished lawyer. But Jonathan's best friend, Andy Roma (Joseph D’Onofrio) is convinced she looks exactly like a famous adult film star. Not only does Jonathan have to deal with his friend’s nonsense, but he also has to juggle his relationship with his boss (Garry Pastore), who is possibly black mailing him, and is Jenna's brother in-law. A case of mistaken identity creates a whirling storm of chaos in Jonathan’s world. Formats: DVD, VOD, Digital. (Indican Picture).

Z-O-M-B-I-E-S

(2018) Disney Channel original movie is filled with music, dances, and high school woes -- plus zombies! Set 50 years after a zombie apocalypse, zombies are finally allowed to enroll in Seabrook High School. The charming zombie Zed, who is determined to play football, meets freshman Addison who dreams of being a cheerleader -- the ultimate form of status in the community. Zed and Addison work together to show Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community. Formats: DVD. Extras: Bloopers, deleted scenes, "Zombie Survival Guide to High School," more. (Disney).


April 27

Schlock BLU-RAY DEBUT

(1973) Director John Landis' long out-of-print first feature film in an exclusive dual-format mediabook Blu-ray/DVD worldwide-playable combo set limited to 2000 copies. This low-budget prelude to Landis' brilliant career that includes "Animal House," "The Blues Brothers," and" An American Werewolf In London," "Schlock" is an ingenious monster comedy filled with wild movie references and absurd gags, with the then 22-year-old filmmaker paying respect to some of his favorite films like "King Kong," "2001," "The Blob," and "Frankenstein." The long-slumbering banana monster Schlock wakes up after 20 million years and escapes from his cave, befriending a blind girl who thinks he's a dog, and causes mass panic in the small town with a shocking bloody massacre setting the scene. Schlock tries to escape but the military is fast approaching. Extras: Exclusive new introduction by Landis; exclusive newly shot interview with Landis; vintage audio commentary by Landis and monster maker Rick Baker (from the 2001 Anchor Bay DVD); "Trailers from Hell" clip: John Landis on SCHLOCK; original trailers (theatrical release, re-release, "Banana Monster" title, the original German 35mm trailer, and a new transfer of the German version); original 1970s radio spots. (Turbine Media Group).


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