Home Entertainment releases W/C 27th April

Once again, those helpful badgers over at Strike Media have compiled a comprehensive list of HE releases coming your way to help make staying home the new going out.

A Second Chance
Release Date: Out Now
Distributor: Blue Finch
Format: Digital

An inspiring story of an athlete fighting for a second chance at life. Starring Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara.

Available on iTunes

Birds Of Prey
Release Date: April 24
Distributor: Warner Bros
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Format: Digital

It’s open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women — Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.

Available on iTunes

JoJo Rabbit
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: FOX
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Format: Digital

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.

Available on iTunes

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy
Release Date: May 1
Distributor: Dogwoof
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Format: Digital

Master chef, teacher, writer, and activist Diana Kennedy has become one of the most celebrated culinary legends of Mexican cuisine but has also been fighting unapologetically for change in the environment to produce and sustain fresh food for future generations.

Available on iTunes

Astronaut
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Parkland Entertainment
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Format: Digital

ASTRONAUT is the directorial debut of Shelagh McLeod, and features a charismatic central performance from Hollywood legend Richard Dreyfuss as a lonely widower who lies about his age when entering a competition to win a trip into space.

Available on iTunes

Olympic Dreams
Release Date: Out Now
Distributor: Blue Finch
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Format: Digital

In this heart-warming romantic comedy, an athlete and volunteer form an unexpected bond at the Olympic Games.

Available on iTunes

Homeless Ashes
Release Date: Out Now!
Distributor: Aptitude Films
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Format: Digital

Frankie runs away after a traumatic incident at home and ends up on the streets where he discovers drugs and violence are just a way of life. With the help of his friends such as Chico and his childhood friend Nicole he faces up to reality and makes the decision to change his life for the better.

Available on Amazon

Alien Parasite
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Blue Finch
Format: DVD

When an alien parasite turns people into killing machines, a town must come together to fight back.

Available on iTunes

The Easy Bit
Release Date: April 29
Distributor: Snap Dance Films
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Format: Digital

The film, directed by Tom Webb and produced by Zara Ballantyne-Grove, received its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in September 2019 and follows six men speaking candidly on the various stages of fertility treatment. From the initial diagnosis through to making the decision to try fertility treatment, going to the clinic, the hormone treatments, egg collection and sample giving, the implantation procedure, the two-week wait and finally taking the test.

Available on Vimeo

Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin V – VI Standard Edition
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Anime Ltd / Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray

Universal Century 0079. Humanity has turned even space itself into a battlefield, and the Principality of Zeon forces advance after wiping out half the world’s population by carrying out Operation British (the colony drop). In response, the Earth Federation Forces mobilize their overwhelming fighting strength to regain the advantage.

Available on Amazon

Calm With Horses
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Altitude Films
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Format: Digital

Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong is the faithful and violent right-hand-man to the drug-dealing Devers clan, ready to dole out beatings at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna.

Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack.

Available on iTunes

Tsukamoto: Killing / Haze / Denchu – Kozo
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Arrow Films / Third Window Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Collection of Japanese horrors from director Shin-ya Tsukamoto. The films are ‘Killing’ (2018), ‘Haze’ (2005) and ‘The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo’ (1987).

Available on Amazon

The Gentlemen
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Entertainment in Video
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Format: Blu-Ray

Guy Ritchie directs this action comedy starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant and Colin Farrell. When American businessman Mickey Pearson (McConaughey) decides to sell his booming marijuana business in London to fund his retirement, he sparks a deadly battle for control of his empire. His preferred buyer is Oklahoma billionaire Matthew Berger (Jeremy Strong) but East End gangsters, Chinese rival Dry Eye (Henry Golding) and scheming private investigator Fletcher (Grant) want their own cut of the deal.

Available on Amazon

Kwaidan – The Masters of Cinema Series
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Eureka
Format: Blu-Ray

Four classic traditional ghost stories from director Masaki Kobayashi. In these stories, mortals find themselves caught up with strange supernatural forces beyond their comprehension. The individual stories are: ‘Black Hair’, ‘The Snow Maiden’, ‘Hoichi the Earless’ and ‘In a Cup of Tea’.

Available on Amazon

Sátántangó
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Artificial Eye Film
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Format: Blu-Ray

Béla Tarr directs this epic drama following life in a small post-communist Hungarian village where nothing ever happens and nobody wants to be there. Adapted from the novel by László Krasznahorkai, the saga is presented through chapters looking at life from the viewpoint of each of the villagers, all of whom want to leave as soon as they receive a much-anticipated cash payment following the collapse of their plans for a collective farm

Available on Amazon

An English Haunting
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: High Fliers Video Distribution
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Format: DVD

In 1960s England, Blake Cunningham and his alcoholic mother are forced to move into the mysterious Clemonte Hall, a vast isolated manor house, to care for his dying Grandfather who resides in the attic room. Soon, ghostly goings-on fill the house with dread, as it becomes apparent Grandfather’s illness may have a supernatural cause that can only be cured by uncovering the terrifying secrets of the house and its dark history.

Available on Amazon

The Cabin Murders
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: 4 Digital Media
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Format: DVD

Two sisters fight for survival when masked intruders invade their vacation cabin.

Available on Amazon

Bacurau
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: MUBI
Format: Blu-Ray

Portuguese Western co-written and directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho. Teresa (Bárbara Colen) returns home to Bacurau for her grandmother’s funeral and finds the sertão village decimated by a corrupt mayor and under attack from a band of wealthy American tourists. With no one coming to their aid, the villagers unite to fight back, boosted by the effects of a psychoactive drug.

Available on Amazon

Mickey One
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Powerhouse Films UK,Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray

Arthur Penn directs this 1960s crime drama starring Warren Beatty. When an unremarkable stand-up comedian finds himself on the wrong side of the Mafia he flees Detroit for Chicago and takes on the identity of ‘Mickey One’ (Beatty), a name picked up from a stolen social security card. In Chicago, Mickey lies low, living a rough life in an attempt to avoid being hunted down by the Mob. Despite these fears, Mickey eventually finds himself drawn to the stage once again, but knowing any level of publicity will likely lead the Mafia straight to him, just how long can he continue to evade capture?

Available on Amazon

The Strange One
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Powerhouse Films UK,Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray

1950s film noir starring Ben Gazzara. Jocko De Paris (Gazzara) is a bullying cadet staff sergeant at a Southern military academy. When he decides to frame cadet George Avery Jr (Geoffrey Horne), son of Major George Avery Sr (Larry Gates), Jocko’s past misdeeds begin to come back to haunt him as his fellow students unite against him.

Available on Amazon

Happy Birthday to Me
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Ltd,Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video,Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

1980s Canadian slasher horror starring Melissa Sue Anderson as Virginia, a pretty, young student at the exclusive Crawford Academy, whose disturbing past holds the key to a set of grisly murders that take place just before her 18th birthday. The denouement takes place at a macabre birthday party where the guests all have one thing in common – they are all corpses.

Available on Amazon

Ip Man 4
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Universal Pictures HE
Format: DVD / Blu-Ray

Donnie Yen reprises his role as the legendary Wing Chun master in the grand finale of the revolutionary martial arts series. Following the death of his wife, Ip Man travels to San Francisco to ease tensions between the local kung fu masters and his star student, Bruce Lee, while searching for a better future for his son. From the action visionary behind Kill Bill and The Matrix, witness the heroic sendoff to the saga that inspired a new wave of martial arts movie fans.

Available on Amazon

VE Day – Forever in their Debt
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: DVD & Digital

“V-E Day – Forever in their Debt” tells the stories of those who experienced the end of the war in all its many forms. It features a wide range of interviews from children who remember the street parties, to the servicemen who remember not having to buy a single drink that day.

Available on Amazon

The Prince of Tides – The Criterion Collection
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Format: Blu-Ray

Tom Wingo (Nick Nolte) is unable to stop his marriage from disintegrating and cannot come to terms with his brother’s recent death. After his sister Savannah (Melinda Dillon) attempts suicide, Tom flies to New York and agrees to work with her psychiatrist (Barbra Streisand) to unlock family secrets from his childhood.

Available on Amazon

The Card
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

A young man who hasn’t a bean in the world, turns fate around to find fame, fortune, love and success in this light dramatisation of the Arnold Bennett novel starring Alec Guiness.

Available on Amazon

Rudyard Kipling: A Secret Life
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: 4 Digital Media
Format: DVD

Documentary exploring the private life of English writer Rudyard Kipling. The documentary pays particular attention to the loss of his two children and how this grief manifested itself through Kipling’s writing.

Available on Amazon

Inmate Zero
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Format: DVD

The most extreme medical trials are conducted on the inmates of St. Leonards, a re-purposed prison for some of the world’s most violent criminals. But when one experiment goes wrong, the entire facility becomes a terrifying, disease-ridden maze for the desperate survivors.

Available on Amazon

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Ent.
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Format: Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital

Once a generation, a tournament is held to between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm. This tournament will determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles – Mortal Kombat!

Available on Amazon

Talking About Trees
Release Date: April 27
Distributor: Drakes Avenue / Wildstar Sales
Format: DVD

Documentary following four elderly Sudanese film-makers as they attempt to restore an old outdoor cinema in Khartoum. United by their love of cinema and a desire to highlight Sudanese film history, the four members of the Sudanese Film Club, founded in 1989, must navigate politics, bureaucracy and their lack of financial resources as they bid to reopen the cinema.

Available on Amazon

Other releases of note include

Accel World: The Complete Series,  John Ford at Columbia 1935-1958, Honour, Black Clover: Season 2 – Part 1, Ajin: Demi-human – Season 1, 2 & 3, SAS: Who Dares Wins: Series Five, WWE: Super Show-down 2020, In Bed With Madonna

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