Home Entertainment releases W/C13th April

Our good friends over at Strike Media have been beavering away yet again to bring you a comprehensive roundup of Home Entertainment releases coming your way from Monday. Have a look at the list below and you’ll see that there’s something for everyone!

Rogue Warfare 3: Death of a Nation
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Format: VOD

The stakes are higher than ever. The Black Masks are on the run, Daniel is back from capture, and the team is finally ready to finish their mission.

Available on iTunes

Sonic The Hedgehog
Release Date:  April 10
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
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Format: EST

The world needed a hero — it got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic embraces his new home on Earth — until he accidentally knocks out the power grid, sparking the attention of uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik. Now, it’s supervillain vs. supersonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s unique power to achieve world domination.

Available on iTunes

Dreamland
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Bulldog Film Distribution
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Format: DVD / VOD / EST

A unique, stylish, genre-bending neo-noir from cult Canadian indie filmmaker Bruce McDonald (PONTYPOOL, WEIRDOS) starring Stephen McHattie (MOTHER!), Henry Rollins (LOST HIGHWAY) and Juliette Lewis (NATURAL BORN KILLERS). DREAMLAND is a hypnotic descent into a diabolical underworld where doppelgängers, vicious child-traffickers and a creepy vampire cross paths and tells the story of a hitman hired by a gang to cut off a finger from a heroin-addict trumpet maestro.

Available on iTunes

Blue Story
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
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Format: VOD

Best friends Timmy (Stephen Odubola) and Marco (Micheal Ward) go to the same high school in Peckham but live in neighbouring London boroughs. When Marco’s beaten up by one of Timmy’s primary school friends the two boys wind up on rival sides of a never-ending cycle of postcode gang war in which there are no winners … only victims.

Available on iTunes

The Rhythm Section
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
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Format: VOD

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When Stephanie discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Based on the novel by Mark Burnell, from director Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and the producers of the James Bond film series, The Rhythm Section also stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown.

Available on iTunes

Just Mercy
Release Date:  Out now on Digital, DVD 25th May
Distributor: Warner Bros
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Format: VOD

Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.

Available on iTunes

Ordinary Love
Release Date:  Out now on Digital
Distributor: Universal Pictures
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Format: VOD

Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to Joan. Ordinary Love is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.

Available on iTunes / BFI Player

Misbehaviour
Release Date:  April 15
Distributor: Pathe
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Format: VOD

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers.  Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

Available on iTunes

Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
Release Date:  April 10
Distributor: Dogwoof
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Format: VOD

An intimate profile of Martin Margiela, one of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time. From Jean-Paul Gaultier’s assistant to creative director at Hermes to leading his own brand, Margiela never showed his face publicly but reinvented fashion with his radical style for over 20 years, through 41 provocative collections.

Available on iTunes

Like A Boss
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
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Format: VOD

Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly. LIKE A BOSS also stars Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair and Karan Soni.

Available on iTunes

Playing With Fire
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
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Format: VOD

When firefighter Jake Carson (John Cena) and his team (Keegan-Michael Key & John Leguizamo) rescue three siblings in the path of a wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could have prepared them for their most challenging job yet – babysitting. While trying to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire station turned upside down and learn that kids – much like fires – are wild and full of surprises.

Available on iTunes

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
Release Date: April 13
Distributor: Disney
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Format: VOD

When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.

Available on iTunes

Richard Jewell
Release Date:  Out on Digital April 13, DVD June 8
Distributor: Warner Bros
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Format: VOD

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, Richard Jewell tells the story of the security guard who discovers a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Games and takes swift, heroic action, saving countless lives. But in a turn of events, he becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by the press and public alike. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast, including Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Houser, Us Weekly calls the film “one of the most intriguing and powerful movies of the year.”

Available on iTunes

Curling
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray

Canadian drama directed by Denis Côté starring Emmanuel Bilodeau as Jean-François.

Available on Amazon

The Wind
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu-Ray

When mystery novelist Sian Anderson (Meg Foster, They Live) arrives in the remote Greek town of Monemvasia, Elias Appleby (Robert Morley, The African Queen), the pompous British landlord of the house she’s renting warns her of two dangers: the wind, which gets dangerously strong at night, and Phil (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad), his sleazy and suspicious American handyman. As night falls and the wind starts howling, Sian witnesses the shocking sight of Phil burying Elias’s dead body in a shallow grave in his front garden! Trapped indoors from the raging, tree-branch-breaking wind, Sian must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the murderous Phil, who’ll stop at nothing to silence this inconvenient witness!

Available on Amazon

Clan of the White Lotus
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: 88 Films Limited
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Format: Blu-Ray

Lieh Lo directs and stars in this 1980s Hong Kong action feature. The film follows Buddhist monk Hung Wen-Ting (Chia Hui Liu) as he attempts to take down the evil Priest White Lotus (Lo).

Available on Amazon

Seven Blood-stained Orchids
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: 88 Films Limited
Format: Blu-Ray

1970s Italian thriller co-written and directed by Umberto Lenzi. While travelling aboard a train on her honeymoon, Giulia Torresi (Ushi Glas) becomes the latest young woman to be attacked by a prolific serial killer known as the Half-Moon Killer. While the killer believes her to be dead, Giulia and her husband, Mario (Antonio Sabato), set out to discover the killer’s identity before he strikes again.

Available on Amazon

Anonymous Noise
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-Ray

 

Nino, a girl who loves singing, made a childhood promise with her first crush Momo and song-composing Yuzu to someday find her voice. The three went their separate ways, but Nino kept her promise and continued to sing. Years later, the three are now high school students, and Nino is drawn into the world of keionbu or band club.
Available on Amazon

The Little Dragon
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: VOD

A young girl named Clara lives in an amazing fairy world inhabited by dwarves, dragons and sorcerers. Great adventures await Clara when she comes across an adorable dragon cub…

Shooting the Mafia
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Modern Films
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Format: DVD

Kim Longinotto directs this documentary focusing on Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia. Battaglia narrates her life from her working-class upbringing in Palermo, Sicily, marrying young, and beginning her photography career in her forties, when she became the first female photographer to be employed by an Italian paper. Despite setting out to document women, children and daily life on Sicilian streets, Battaglia instead found herself capturing acclaimed images of the ever-present violence around her during the 1970s and ’80s.

Available on Amazon

My Friend the Dolphin
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: VOD

Family adventure set in Florida. Siblings Holly (Lola Sultan) and Kevin (Logan Allen) are reunited with their favourite dolphin Bernie. However, when their old enemy Winston (Kevin Sorbo) is seen around town they know that Bernie and the rest of the pod may be in danger. The pair do all they can to ensure their safety and rely upon the help of their father, Bob (Patrick Muldoon).

Available on iTunes

The Kill Team
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: DVD / VOD

From two-time Academy Award nominated director, Dan Krauss, comes a war thriller based on dramatic true events.Specialist Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff) is an ambitious young soldier, whose quiet temperament and naive demeanour set him apart from his platoon. Everything changes when he meets his new squad leader, Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård), a natural born soldier. Andrew immediately falls under Deeks’s spell, but when a young Afghan farmer is killed under questionable circumstances, Andrew’s admiration for Deeks becomes increasingly tainted. Trapped between his conscience and his survival when members of his platoon carry out a murderous scheme in the desolate wasteland of Southern Afghanistan, Andrew must face off against his once friends, ultimately forced to make an impossible split-second decision that will change him forever.

Available on iTunes

Infected
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: 4DigitalMedia
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Format: DVD

Mark, a failed artist who wakes one morning to find his apartment block on lockdown. With no idea what’s going on, Mark enlists the help of his neighbours to get some answers while men in hazmat suits surround the block and try to control the situation…

Available on Amazon

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle / Jumanji: The Next Level
Release Date: April 13
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Format: Blu-Ray

Double bill of action adventure sequels to the 1995 film ‘Jumanji’.

Available on Amazon

The Cranes Are Flying – The Criterion Collection
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Format: Blu-Ray

Mikhail Kalatozov’s critically-acclaimed, romantic tragedy. One of the first post-war Soviet films to receive any exposure outside the USSR, it won both the Palme d’Or and the Best Actress Award (for Tatyana Samojlova) at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for two BAFTAs the following year. It went on to become a staple of the American arthouse repertory circuit into the 1970s. Young Moscow couple Veronika (Samojlova) and Boris (Aleksey Batalov) are deeply in love, but are separated when Boris volunteers to join the army during World War II. While she waits for her lover to return, Veronika is raped by his cousin, Fyodor (Vasily Merkuryev), and later – having become resigned to the fact that Boris will never return – agrees to marry him.

Available on Amazon

Bone Breaker
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: DVD & VOD
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A group of friends looking for an extreme weekend, get more than they bargain for when they mistakenly cross the land of the infamous Bone Breaker. What should have been a fun weekend has now turned into a fight for survival.

Available on iTunes

Chasing Molly
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: VOD

Molly, a paranormal con artist who cleans people of their valuables instead of their demons, accidentally rips off a Drug Kingpin. Now she must save her kidnapped partner and herself while battling through the under belly of Los Angeles.

Available on iTunes

Never-ending Man
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: Blu-Ray / DVD

Shot over two years, Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki provides a unique, fascinating glimpse into the mind and creative process of one of animation’s most iconic storytellers.

Available on Amazon

Convoy 48 – The War Train
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
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Format: VOD

Winter, 1941-1942. Maria Yablochkina is a young school-girl with a dream to have a career in railway field. But WW2 had a different plan for her… Maria is sent to work on construction of the Shlesselburg through-passage, called “Corridor of immortality”.

Available on iTunes

CUCK
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Bounty Films
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Format: VOD

When a frustrated loner gains popularity as an Alt-Right vlogger, the online echo chamber turns his fears into a deadly rage.

Available on iTunes

What a Crazy World
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
Format: Blu-Ray

Michael Carreras directs this 1960s British musical comedy starring Joe Brown as a young man whose dreams of pop stardom unexpectedly come true. As an unemployed dreamer rattling round the arcades, cafés and nightspots of London’s East End, Alf Hitchens (Brown)’s prospects would look grim to some. However, despite issues with his family and a tempestuous relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn (Susan Maughan), Alf maintains an upbeat attitude – the very quality that ultimately propels him to stardom…

Available on Amazon

When Marnie Was There
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Studio Canal
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Format: Blu-Ray

Hiromasa Yonebayashi directs this Japanese anime from Studio Ghibli. When her asthma takes a turn for the worse, 12-year-old tomboy Anna (voice of Hailee Steinfeld) is sent by her foster mum to stay with relatives in a seaside town in the hope that the clear air will help Anna’s condition. While there Anna sees an old, abandoned mansion across a salt marsh, but on repeated visits finds the building to be in pristine condition and learns that Marnie (Kiernan Shipka), a young blonde girl, lives there. The two girls become friends but the lines between Anna’s reality and her dream world become blurred, leaving her confused about who Marnie really is. As she attempts to discover the truth about her new friend, Anna also makes some discoveries about herself…

Available on Amazon

My Neighbours the Yamadas
Release Date:  April 13
Distributor: Studio Canal
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Format: Blu-Ray

Hiromasa Yonebayashi directs this Japanese anime from Studio Ghibli. When her asthma takes a turn for the worse, 12-year-old tomboy Anna (voice of Hailee Steinfeld) is sent by her foster mum to stay with relatives in a seaside town in the hope that the clear air will help Anna’s condition. While there Anna sees an old, abandoned mansion across a salt marsh, but on repeated visits finds the building to be in pristine condition and learns that Marnie (Kiernan Shipka), a young blonde girl, lives there. The two girls become friends but the lines between Anna’s reality and her dream world become blurred, leaving her confused about who Marnie really is. As she attempts to discover the truth about her new friend, Anna also makes some discoveries about herself…

Available on Amazon

Other releases of note include
The Host, Noughts and Crosses, The Trouble With Maggie Cole, The Vinyl Revival, Chain of Life – The Rick Boyle Story, Memory After Belsen/Hitler’s Courts, Voices Beyond the Wall – Twelve Love Poems from the Murder…, We, Babylon Berlin, Your Lie in April: Part 1 & 2, From Zero to I Love You & The Guardian

Happy watching!!

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