Home Entertainment releases W/C May 4th

It’s Tuesday again and that means it’s time for our friends at Strike Media to do the hard work so we don’t have to. Here’s their comprehensive guide to what’s heading your way on disc and digital next week.

Can You Keep A Secret

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: The Movie Partnership

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Format: Digital

On a return flight from a botched client meeting, Emma reveals all of her deepest secrets to a handsome stranger when her plane hits turbulence and she believes she is going to die. Emma thinks she will never see the guy again. But when she comes to work Monday morning, Emma’s office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO and founder… and the stranger from the plane. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Over the course of the coming weeks, Emma must navigate her developing relationship with Jack, what he knows of her secrets, and a life she discovers is in need of transformation.

Available on iTunes

Reborn

Release Date: 4th May (Digital), 11th May (DVD)

Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution

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Format: Digital, DVD

In a seedy Los Angeles hospital, a stillborn girl is brought back to life by an electrical storm and abducted by a deranged morgue attendant. On her sixteenth birthday, empowered with the gift to manipulate electricity with her mind, she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a bloody trail of destruction behind her.

Available on iTunes

Corporate Animals

Release Date: Out Now!

Distributor: UPHE Content Group

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Format: Digital

Think your office is hard-work?  Then you haven’t worked with Lucy.

Lucy (Demi Moore) is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles,  company provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff on a corporate team-building caving weekend to New Mexico. When disaster strikes, not even their useless guide,  Brandon (Ed Helms),  can save them.

Available on iTunes

Playing With Fire

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Paramount

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Format: DVD

When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires –are wild and unpredictable.

Available on Amazon

Incidental Characters

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Toffee Hammer

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Format: Digital

Incidental Characters addresses some of the key challenges of modern life – overcoming loneliness, finding purpose and being true to your identity.

Available on iTunes

1917

Release Date: 4th May (Digital), 18th May (DVD, BD, 4K)

Distributor: Universal Pictures UK

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Format: Digital / DVD / BD / 4K

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

Available on iTunes

Butt Boy

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing

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Format: Digital

In this dark science fiction comedy, Chip’s life changes forever after a prostate exam leads to a deadly addiction.

Available on iTunes

The Beach Bum

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Blue Finch Film Releasing

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Format: DVD

Matthew McConaughey stars in this comedy written and directed by Harmony Korine. Funded by his wife Minnie (Isla Fisher), laidback poet Moondog (McConaughey) is a stoner who lives a wild, bohemian lifestyle in the Florida Keys, where he has assumed the status of a local legend. Following a tragic accident, Moondog is compelled to finish his long-delayed novel if he wants to continue his hedonistic ways. The cast also includes Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg, Martin Lawrence and Jonah Hill.

Available on Amazon

Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Screenbound Pictures

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Format: DVD

Cleanin Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is the definitive retrospective documentary, charting the making of Ghostbusters, featuring Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Ivan Reitman. The documentary hallmarks the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working in the photo-chemical era. It reveals a story of ingenuity, innovation and emphasises just how ambitious an undertaking the making of Ghostbusters really was. 46 insightful, entertaining and heartfelt cast and crew interviews accompany a wealth of never before seen archive material. The documentary demonstrates how the filmmakers collectively defied adverse time constraints and all manner of technical challenges to make Ghostbusters, the movie that inadvertently changed the film industry forever.

Available on Amazon

#AnneFrank – Parallel Stories

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

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Format: DVD

Documentary about the life of Anne Frank and her continuing legacy, featuring Helen Mirren reading from her diary. The documentary features five female Holocaust survivors as well as one of their granddaughters who learns more about Anne Frank as she journeys across Europe visiting different sites associated with the Holocaust, including Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and the Holocaust memorial in Paris.

Available on Amazon

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Sparky Pictures

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Format: Digital

Toby, a disillusioned film director, is pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes him to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality. Terry Gilliam directs this long-awaited epic adventure starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce

Available on iTunes

 

Enemy Lines

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Signature Entertainment

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Format: DVD & Digital

Many Men Crossed. Few Came Back. Courage has no borders in action-packed World War II thriller ENEMY LINES. November 1943. A British commando squad is teamed with an American officer (Ed Westwick: Gossip Girl) on a covert mission into Poland, deep behind enemy lines. Working with the resistance they cross the harsh Polish wilderness intent on kidnapping and extracting a sought-after Polish scientist, Dr Fabian (Pawel Delag: Schindler s List) from the Germans. Fabian is known to hold information on secret innovations that would prove vital to the Allied efforts. With a German hunter unit on their tail and a Russian squad also intent on kidnapping Fabian for their own ends, it becomes a race against time, that for the winners, will change the shape of the war.

Available on Amazon

The Man With The X-Ray Eyes

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership

Format: Blu-Ray

Obsessed with expanding the powers of human sight, renowned scientist Dr James Xavier aims to develop a formula that will allow the user to see beyond the visible spectrum. Experimenting on himself, he finally perfects a serum that gives him the power to see through solid objects. As he continues experimenting his ambition turns to obsession. No longer able to control the effects, his vision extends beyond the realms of human comprehension until he finally sees more than he can bear.

Available on Amazon

Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Sandboy & Other…

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Spirit Entertainment

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Format: DVD

When Paris is in peril, Marinette becomes Ladybug. Little does she know, her school crush Adrien is actually Car Noir, another city-saving superhero.

Available on Amazon

Mob Town

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership

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Format: DVD & Digital

Based on the true story of the notorious 1957 “mob summit” in upstate New York. Spearheaded by Vito Genovese, more than 50 leaders of the organized crime syndicates from around the country converged on the sleepy town to discuss top-secret plans to expend their criminal empire across America.

Available on Amazon

The Overlanders

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Network

Format: Blu-Ray

Australia, 1942. Under threat of Japanese invasion the government initiate a scorched earth policy and Dan McAlpine is ordered to shoot his cattle. Refusing point blank, Dan and his helpers are determined to drive the herd 2,000 miles over some of the toughest country in the world.

Available on Amazon

Hidden Season 2

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Dazzler Media

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Format: DVD & Digital

Nine months after the events of the first series we return to North Wales as DCI Cadi John and DS Owen Vaughan investigate a brutal and senseless murder. As with the first series, the investigations is multi-faceted which draws them into the lives of a group of characters and into a world of lies, revenge, cruelty and neglect.

Available on Amazon

Strike Back: The Complete Collection

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: 2 Entertain

Format: DVD

Section 20: an elite covert military intelligence and counter-terrorism unit, sent to track down and stop terror threats, by any means necessary. Their mission takes them across the globe, from the deserts of Jordan, to the jungles of Malaysia, through the cities of Europe, to South Africa, Iraq, India, Thailand and beyond, as they face an ever-increasing threat. Featuring high-octane action and breath-taking stunts, Strike Back spans three teams and eight seasons of twists, turns and adventure.

Available on Amazon

Victory & Hell: WWII War Stories

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership

Format: DVD

Victory and Hell offers three DVD discs showcasing the trials and tribulations of those innocent men, women and children caught up in a hell not of their making. The films are Normandy: The Last Rescue, The Butcher of Prague and Spring 1941.

Available on Amazon

Gundam 0083 Collector’s Edition

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership

Format: Blu-Ray

Set during October and November U.C. 0083 (2183 A.D.), the series focuses on the crew of the Earth Federation Space Force assault carrier Albion as they try to recover from a base in Australia a nuclear-armed Gundam mobile suit stolen by a Zeon group.

Available on Amazon

Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshal

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Modern Films

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Format: DVD

Documentary focusing on the career of American photographer Jim Marshall, who captured iconic images of rock musicians and the civil rights movement in the 1960s and ’70s. The film chronicles Marshall’s early career in 1960s San Francisco where he photographed artists including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix, explores his troubled personal life and features interview footage in which he discusses his approach to his craft and some of his best shots.

Available on Amazon

Dambusters – Great Escape

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: IMC Vision

Format: DVD

Christened ‘The Beast’ by Churchill, Tirpitz was Nazi Germany’s most powerful and dangerous battleship. Protected by an elite squadron of German fighters, it was seen as invincible. After 34 attempts to sink it in its Norwegian lair had failed, the RAF sent in the 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron and 9 Squadron, and in a spectacular raid on 14 November 1944 they managed to slip through German defences and sink Tirpitz. With eyewitness accounts from surviving RAF crew, one of the Luftwaffe fighter pilots and German sailors who were on Tirpitz that day, this documentary tells this extraordinary story from a uniquely intimate and personal perspective and offers new and intriguing evidence to explain the raid’s improbable success.

Available on Amazon

Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: HiT Entertainment

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Format: DVD

The Queen has invited The Fat Controller to London to receive an award and Thomas is selected to take him there! But Thomas has never been to London before and, with no knowledge of how to get there, their journey is soon filled with confusion and delay. During the journey, Thomas befriends a very important looking engine, who has broken down just outside of London. Despite being pressed for time, Thomas helps her to the station. But little does he know just how important she is!

Available on Amazon

North America With Simon Reeve

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Dazzler Media

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Format: DVD & Digital

Simon Reeve is one of the BBC’s most popular presenters and this series marks his biggest project yet. Meeting engaging and colourful characters along the way, Simon’s adventure uncovers a side to the Americas we rarely see, highlighting serious social and political issues alongside the epic landscapes and sheer fun of an endlessly fascinating part of the world.

Available on Amazon

Tomorrow

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Stronghold Europe Limited

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Format: DVD

Martha Pinson directs this drama in which a war veteran struggles to adapt to his new civilian life after a life-threatening injury leaves him unable to walk. However, ex-soldier Tesla (Sebastian Street) soon makes new friends and sets about trying to live his new life to the fullest, regardless of the challenges he faces. The cast also includes Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark and Stephen Fry.

Available on Amazon

The Family Way

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Warner Home Video Ltd, Studio Canal, British Lion Films, British Lion Film Corp Ltd

Format: DVD

Based on Bill Naughton’s warm-hearted play, The Family Way, directed by Roy Boulting is a thought-provoking exploration of the emotional impact of the Sixties sexual revolution. Featuring a soundtrack by Paul McCartney and starring Hayley Mills (Whistle Down the Wind) and Hywel Bennett (Loot) as two sensitive youngsters who fail to consummate their marriage, following the vulgar ribaldry of their typically working-class Lancashire wedding. The Family Way, considered controversial at the time, remains a warm, gentle comedy of manners, morals and manhood.

Available on Amazon

Salem’s Lot

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Format: Blu-Ray

Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul) fascinated with an old hilltop house; a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac; and the dealer’s mysterious, pale-skinned “partner” (Reggie Nalder) in Salem’s Lot – a blood-curdling shocker based on Stephen King’s novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist).

Available on Amazon

Taste The Blood of Dracula

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Format: Blu-Ray

It’s the boys night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can’t satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There’s still an adventure theycan be duped into trying, onr that will transform a certain Count from moldering dust into bloodlusting flesh. Taste the Blood of Dracula, another film in Hammer Studios’ cycle of hemogobbling Victorian-era horror, is a showcase of why Hmmer became the name in Gothic terror. The solid cast and rich production design raise goosebumps of real-life fear and otherworldy dread. And Christopher Lee dons his red-lined cape again to become Evil Incarnate. He’s Count Dracula. a being neither dead nor alive…but his movies are livelier than ever.

Available on Amazon

Dracula A.D. 1972

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Format: Blu-Ray

London’s become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end, he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny’s coming from, try spelling his last name backwards. Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker that’s “quite well done” (John Stanley, Creature Features). Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing, fellow horror legend Peter Cushing clutches a vial of holy water and edges within throwing distance. Their harrowing battle royale is not to be missed. In fact, it’s the living end.

Available on Amazon

The Haunting

Release Date: 4th May

Distributor: Warner Bros

Format: Blu-Ray

No one lives in the 90-year-old Hill House. Or so it seems. But come in. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, there’s no denying the terror of The Haunting. Robert Wise, whose started his directorial career with The Curse of the Cat People (1944), returned to psychological horror for this first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Four people (Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn) come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn at least one of them to it? The answer will unnerve you.

Available on Amazon

Other releases of note include

Black Clover: Season 2 – Part 2,  Cobra Kai: Season 1 & 2, Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 14, Our Girl: Series 1-4 Boxset & Season 4, Fairy Tail: Collection 3, Strike Back: Vendetta, Liar Season 1 & 2 Boxset, Liar Season 2,  Fire Force Season 1 Part 1, Ajin Season 2 / Collectors Edition, Hellsing Ultimate Volume 9-10

Happy watching!!

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