DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: April 2019

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April 2

All movies are 2018/19 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster Bumblebee Trailers

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This surprisingly decent spin-off of the Transformers series actually has a higher Metascore than any other film in the franchise. Set in 1987, Bumblebee follows Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) as she discovers the titular Transformer in a junkyard, only to learn that it’s no ordinary VW bug. Travis Knight makes his live-action directing debut after the critical hit Kubo and the Two Strings.

poster The Mule Trailers

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Clint Eastwood steps in front of the camera for the first time since 2012’s Trouble with the Curve in this film based on the life of World War II veteran Leo Sharp. Directing himself for the first time since 2008’s Gran Torino, Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man facing foreclosure on his business who unknowingly signs up to be a drug courier for the Mexican cartel. Bradley Cooper plays the DEA agent who takes an interest in Earl. There's a strong supporting cast (including Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood, and Taissa Farmiga), but critics mostly found it unsubstantial and underdeveloped.

poster A Silent Voice Trailers

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Based on Yoshitoki Oima’s best-selling, seven-volume manga series, this winner of Best Film at the Tokyo Anime Awards is an incident-packed coming-of-age drama that tackles bullying and suicide. Directed by Naoko Yamada, the 2017 film (which is only now making its way to disc in the West) tracks the evolving relationship between Shōya Ishida, a school bully, and Shōko Nishimiya, a young girl with a hearing disability.

poster Vice Trailers

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Nominated for eight Academy Awards (and a 2018-leading six Golden Globes) but not as well-liked by critics (who found it too glib and shallow), director Adam McKay’s follow-up to The Big Short explores how Dick Cheney became vice president to George W. Bush and reshaped the country and the world during his eight years in power. Christian Bale stars as Cheney (and he certainly looks convincing after gaining 40 pounds for the role), and he's joined by Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, Tyler Perry as Colin Powell, LisaGay Hamilton as Condoleezza Rice, and Lily Rabe and Alison Pill as Liz and Mary Cheney.

More movie releases on April 2, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD A Breath Away SCI-FI | Romain Duris Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Egg COMEDY | Christina Hendricks Alysia Reiner, Anna Camp Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Great Buster: A Celebration DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
DVD In the Intense Now DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
DVD The Isle HORROT/THRILLER Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot ADVENTURE/SCI-FI Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Patrick FAMILY/COMEDY | Ed Skrein, Jennifer Saunders Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Pledge HORROR/THRILLER | Zachery Byrd Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Rust Creek DRAMA/THRILLER | Hermione Corfield Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD A Violent Man DRAMA/THRILLER | Chuck Liddell Prime Video
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  DVD Archer SEASON 9 (DANGER ISLAND) Prime Video
  DVD The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco SERIES 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Dances with the Dragons COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Dragon Ball Super PART 7 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Golden Kamuy SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD The Heart Guy SERIES 3 Prime Video
  DVD Last of the Summer Wine VINTAGE 2009 Prime Video
DVD My Brilliant Friend SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD Rake SERIES 5 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Space Battleship Tiramisu SEASON 1 Prime Video

April 9

poster Mirai Metacritic Must-See Trailers

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The latest from anime writer-director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast) is a fantastical take on a simple story. In order to come to terms with the arrival of his baby sister, a little boy travels through time to meet his relatives at different ages, including his sister as a teenager. John Cho, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Dae Kim head the English voice cast.

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Of the two Ruth Bader Ginsburg movies to screen in 2018, this—the fictionalized biopic—is the inferior one. Felicity Jones stars as the future Supreme Court justice in Mimi Leder's drama, which focuses on Ginsburg's early career and, in particular, a landmark gender discrimination case she was a part of. Critics admired the film's intentions, but not its execution.

More movie releases on April 9, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD The Amityville Murders HORROR Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Aspern Papers DRAMA | Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Vanessa Redgrave Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Berlin, I Love You ANTHOLOGY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Divorce Party COMEDY | Katrina Bowden Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD A Dog's Way Home FAMILY/ADVENTURE Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Holmes & Watson COMEDY | Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Iguana With the Tongue of Fire (1971) FOREIGN/HORROR Prime Video
DVD Moynihan DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Night on Earth (1991) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Stranger Than Paradise (1984) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Touch Me Not DRAMA Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD We Die Young DRAMA | Jean-Claude Van Damme Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Welcome to Marwen DRAMA | Steve Carell, Leslie Mann Prime Video
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  Blu-ray and DVD Black Clover SEASON 1 PART 4 Prime Video
DVD Dirty John SEASON 1 Prime Video
DVD Mrs. Wilson MINISERIES Prime Video
  DVD National Geographic Explorer SEASON 11 Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Project Blue Book SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD Ray Donovan SEASON 6 Prime Video
DVD You're the Worst SEASON 5 Prime Video

April 16

poster Glass Trailers

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It is becoming increasingly clear that Split was a fluke. While that 2017 film was M. Night Shyamalan's first positively reviewed release in 17 years, this recent sequel—which concludes a trilogy that began with 2000's Unbreakable—finds Shyamalan back in "wobbly," "moralizing," "pedantic,' and "confused" territory, according to critics. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy reprise their roles from the prior film(s), while newcomers include Sarah Paulson.

More movie releases on April 16, 2019
DVD Chimera Strain SCI-FI/THRILLER Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Diamonds of the Night (1964) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Dragon Ball Super: Broly - The Movie ANIME Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Kid Who Would Be King ACTION-ADVENTURE/FAMILY/FANTASY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Replicas SCI-FI/THRILLER | Keanu Reeves Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Sex Trip COMEDY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Stray ACTION/THRILLER Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD The Big C COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
DVD Escape at Dannemora MINISERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Victoria SEASON 3 Prime Video

April 23

poster Bisbee '17 Metacritic Must-See

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The latest acclaimed documentary from Robert Greene (Actress, Kate Plays Christine) delves into the heart and history of Bisbee, Arizona, an old mining town near the Mexican border. In 1917, 1200 immigrant miners were taken from their homes, forced into cattle cars, shipped to the desert,  and left to die. Greene captures the community’s struggle to come to grips with the deportation on its 100th anniversary.

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Karyn Kusama’s follow-up to The Invitation stars a barely recognizable Nicole Kidman as LAPD detective Erin Bell. As a young cop, Bell was placed in an undercover job that ended tragically. When her past reemerges in her present, she must deal with the demons still troubling her. Kidman's performance is certainly the highlight of the film for critics, who found the film's other components somewhat less interesting.

More movie releases on April 23, 2019
DVD Charm City DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Escape Room THRILLER | Taylor Russell, Logan Miller Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD A Face in the Crowd (1957) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
DVD The Gospel According to Andre DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Informer (1929) DRAMA Prime Video
  Blu-ray Shooting Stars (1928) DRAMA Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD The High Chaparral SEASON 3 Prime Video
  DVD A Place to Call Home SEASON 6 Prime Video
  DVD A Place to Call Home COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Public Defender SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD Shameless [U.S.] SEASON 9 Prime Video

April 30

poster Arctic Trailers

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Brazilian director and YouTube star Joe Penna’s debut feature first earned notice at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it earned comparisons to All Is Lost thanks to its minimal dialogue and story of survival against brutal elements. Mad Mikkelsen stars as a man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash who must decide whether to remain at his makeshift camp and wait for rescue or to trek into the unknown in hopes of making it out alive.

More movie releases on April 30, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD Level 16 SCI-FI | Katie Douglas Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Miss Bala ACTION/DRAMA/THRILLER | Gina Rodriguez Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD My Brilliant Career (1979) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Police Story (1985) + Police Story 2 (1988) Criterion Collection set Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Serenity SCI-FI/THRILLER | Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Finding Joy SERIES 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD High School DxD HERO SEASON 4 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD The Pink Panther (Cartoon Collection) VOLUME 5 Prime Video
  DVD Wire in the Blood COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video

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