Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s April 23 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!
New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
Destroyer The moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results.
Escape Room Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.
Hagazussa In a remote Alpine village in the 15th century, the orphan Albrun grows up to become a marked woman. The scapegoat of ancient superstitions and monstrous misogyny, this self-styled witch begins to assert her otherworldly birthright. The plague she conjures makes human cruelty look pathetic and small by comparison.
Scared Stiff A singer moves into an old colonial mansion with her son and psychologist boyfriend David. But when they make a strange and gruesome discovery in the boarded-up attic, it soon becomes clear that the mansion carries with it a dark and blood-stained past and one that is about to terrorize them in the present.
Scream and Scream Again A deranged scientist, seeking to create a race of super humans by means of organic transplant, commits a series of brutal murders in order to utilize the bodies. Screen and horror legends Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing star!
The House of the Seven Gables Based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, this classic film follows a family feud between two brothers (George Sanders and Vincent Price) and an ancient curse that haunts them.
The Land Unknown A Navy expedition led by Commander Hal Roberts (Jock Mahoney) is sent to explore a mysterious warm-water region shrouded in the ice of Antarctica. When a fierce storm drives them into a cloud bank, their helicopter is disabled. Descending through the heavy fog into a deep chasm, they encounter a hot, tropical landscape of prehistoric terror!
The Informer Based on Liam O’Flaherty’s popular Irish novel, this gripping thriller is set among a group of revolutionaries in the newly independent Ireland of 1922.
Underground The story of an electrician (Cyril McLaglen) and an underground porter (Brian Aherne) who both fall in love with the same shop girl (Elissa Landi).
Shooting Stars Boasting a boldly Expressionist shooting style, dramatic lighting and great performances from its leads (Annette Benson, Brian Aherne and Donald Calthrop), this is a sophisticated, modern morality tale, while also offering an affectionate critique of the film industry and a celebration of its possibilities.
Alien: 40th Anniversary (4K) Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece comes to 4K in a stunningly gorgeous new transfer.
The Witch (4K) In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
New on Digital HD
What Men Want (exclusive clip) A successful sports agent (Taraji P. Henson) mysteriously gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With this newfound power, she looks to outsmart her colleagues but the lengths she goes to put her relationships to the test in this hilarious comedy!
TV on Blu-ray and DVD
A Place to Call Home: The Complete Collection (exclusive clip) Gorgeously filmed and masterfully acted, this acclaimed period drama brims with romance and intrigue. When nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) returns home to 1950s Australia after 20 years in Europe, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of the wealthy Bligh family. Sparks fly with dashing widower George (Brett Climo), but she clashes with his formidable mother, Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst), who enlists George’s devious sister-in-law (Jenni Baird) to disrupt their romance. As Sarah settles into rural Inverness, she befriends a good-natured farmer (Frankie J. Holden) and finds an unexpected ally in the local doctor, Jack (Craig Hall), who has a complicated past with George’s bohemian sister, Carolyn (Sara Wiseman). Meanwhile, George’s daughter, Anna (Abby Earl), pursues her own illicit love, and his son, James (David Berry), hides a painful secret from his insecure new wife, Olivia (Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood). Tackling weighty themes of social class, sexuality, and prejudice with insight and intelligence, this award-winning series has earned rapturous praise from critics and fans alike. Through six captivating seasons, this series explores the ties that hold families together and the betrayals that can tear them apart. The box set comes in an exquisite package with a golden ribbon wrapping two three-season sets along with 6 drink coasters, 6 note cards and envelopes and an informative 8-page booklet featuring an interview with series creator Bevan Lee. This will make a fantastic gift for fans of the Acorn series!