Paddington Blu-ray

This Week on Blu-ray and DVD: April 28, 2015

This is a huge week for recent big screen releases with Rob Cohen’s pulpy thriller The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez, kicking things off. The Gambler, meanwhile, features Mark Wahlberg as an in-debt professional gambler with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directing from a screenplay by William Monahan (The Departed). Warner Bros., then, turns back the clock to 1970s Los Angeles with There Will Be Blood and The Master‘s Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest, Inherent Vice, adapting Thomas Pynchon’s best selling tale of Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix’s drugged out detective “Doc” Sportello.

On the lighter side of things, Paul King’s delightful Paddington comes home on both Blu-ray and DVD while Josh Gad and Kevin Hart unite for the over-the-top comedy The Wedding Ringer.

If you loved his performance as Stick on “Marvel’s Daredevil,” be sure to check out Scott Glenn in the stylish crime drama The Barber, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD from Arc Entertainment.

Admittedly more than a cinematic curiosity that anything, Accidental Love offers a recut version of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle helmer David O. Russel’s unfinished feature Nailed, which features a cast that includes Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Catherine Keener, James Marsden and more.

The Criterion Collection this week both upgrades Peter Yates’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle to Blu-ray and delivers a brand-new release in Le Cercle Rouge and Le Samourai director Jean Pierre Melville’s first feature, Le Silence de la Mer (bringing us only a couple titles away from having the complete Melville in the Criterion Collection).

Scream Factory, meanwhile, has an exciting treat for Vincent Price fans with a special edition of the 1987 horror anthology From a Whisper to a Scream (also known as The Offspring).

On the television front, we’re getting DVD-only releases for recent seasons of two hit USA Network shows, Suits (its fourth season) and Covert Affairs (its fifth and final season). CBS, finally, has the seventh and final season of The Mentalist hitting today with a seven season complete series also available.

You can check out all the cover art in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):


Marvel and DC