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April 3

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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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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April 10

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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).

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 the town’s vengeful sheriff (Berenger) — who has an old score to settle with Taylon. photo for Molly's GameFormats: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo, VOD, Digital. Extras: “Behind the Scenes of Gone Are the Days” featurette, cast and crew Interviews. (Lionsgate).

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 ran 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).

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 photo for Phantom Threadcarefully 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).

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).



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April 17

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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).

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).

Rave Party Massacre (aka DeadThirsty

(2017) Sara Bess, Evan Taylor Williams, Melissa Kunnap. On the eve of an abandoned hospital’s demotion, 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).

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).



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April 24

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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).

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).

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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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).


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All listings are based on information from the home video studios. Some release dates may change and titles may come out after a specified date (with no announcement from the studio). Additionally, some titles may be released with little or no advance announcement. And since all DVDs are priced at sell-through and are available for substantial discounts at both online and brick-and-mortar stores, we only list suggested retail prices for some special editions, box sets and collections.



All DVDs are screened on a reference system consisting of a Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player w/SACD & DVD-Audio, a Rotel RSX-972 Surround Sound Receiver, and Phase Technology 1.1 (front), 33.1 (center), and 50 (rear) speakers and Power 10 subwoofer.


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