Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s week of April 27 new releases column! We’ve highlighted this week’s Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD releases below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon or other retailers!
Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
The critically acclaimed Best Picture winner is out on Blu-ray this week. “In the wake of the Great Recession, Fern (Frances McDormand), an aging woman who lost her livelihood, begins a soul-searching solo expedition through the western United States.”
Starring Morgan Freeman and Ruby Rose, this action-thriller is now on Blu-ray. The official synopsis reads, “When her daughter is kidnapped, a former drug courier is forced by an ex-cop to take out a series of gangsters.”
Lupin III: The Elusiveness of the Fog
Discotek Media publishes this 2007 anime special on Blu-ray. This Lupin adventure finds himself and Jigen excavating “the seafloor in Kiritappu to search for a lost underwater treasure that supposedly holds the secrets of time travel.”
“While waiting for her test results, a frustrated Blake (Sam Quartin) robs a pharmacy, kidnaps a drug addict, Luke (Dylan Sprouse) and ditches her insolent boyfriend (Max Madsen) to distribute the stolen-lifesaving-medication in the fringe lands of a free city. As they are chased through the labyrinth of the lawless wasteland by Tammie (Eden Brolin) and Uncle Joe (Craig Stark) can they distribute the lifesaving medication to Emerald (Thea Sofie Loch Næss) — and make it out together?”
Four classic anime films in the Saint Seiya series are included: Evil Goddess Eris, The Heated Battle of the Gods, Legend of the Crimson Youth and Warriors of the Final Holy Battle.
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1966 classic has a 4K digital restoration approved by cinematographer Willy Kurant. The film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as a man that is attempting to forge a relationship with pop star Madeleine (Chantal Goya). Criterion says, “Through their tempestuous affair, Godard fashions a candid and wildly funny free-form examination of youth culture in pulsating 1960s Paris, mixing satire and tragedy as only Godard can.”
Another French film, this is Oliver Assayas’ breakthrough film starring Maggie Cheung as a movie star that arrives in Paris to star in a remake of Les vampires. Criterion says, “What she finds is a behind-the-scenes tangle of barely controlled chaos as egos clash, romantic attractions simmer, and an obsessive director (a cannily cast Jean-Pierre Léaud) drives himself to the brink to realize his vision.”
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
Authored by the late Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever, this book on his travels is an essential travel guide. It also features essays by friends and family that include “sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher, a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini and more.”
WandaVision: Music from the Disney+ Show
This songbook features piano, guitar and vocal instructions for eight songs from the hit Disney+ series. It features “the series end credits theme by original score composer Christophe Beck, ‘Wanda’s Theme’ plus seven individual episode themes by the talented Disney Frozen and Coco songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.”
Donnie Darko 4K
The 2001 cult classic starring Jake Gyllenhaal finally gets released in 4K. It features “new 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director’s Cut from the original camera negatives by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by director Richard Kelly and cinematographer Steven Poster.”
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Clint Eastwood classic is now available in 4K. It comes with a number of special features as well as looking better than ever including a making of documentary and audio commentary from film historian Tim Lucas.
Fun With Dick and Jane
The 1977 comedy starring George Segal and Jane Fonda is now on Blu-ray.
New On Digital HD
This buddy comedy starring Mary Holland and Betsy Sodaro is out on April 30. It sees an unlikely baker become an arm-wrestling star as she processes her upcoming divorce and finds herself.
The Outside Story
Releasing on April 30, this light-hearted drama stars Brian Tyree Henry as Charles Young, who winds up locking himself out of his apartment after a spat with his girlfriend. This leads to a misadventure around his neighborhood as he meets his neighbors that he had previously been avoiding.
Murder Bury Win
This comedy sees a famous game creator die in a freak accident, which leads to three aspiring game designers attempting to get rid of the body.
Justice Society: World War II
This animated DC film sees The Flash battling alongside Wonder Woman and The Justice Society.
New on digital is this Liam Neeson film that has a hardened border town rancher helping a young boy escape to safety across America
TV on Blu-ray and DVD
Discotek Media releases the 2001 anime on Blu-ray. It features all 26 episodes in high definition with original Japanese language and English subtitles. It takes place in a future where Tokyo is destroyed by an earthquake and the abandoned city has given rise to Alter Users, which are people with psychic abilities.
This classic anime that began airing in 1979 is now available on Blu-ray in 1080p. It features the first 20 episodes of the series. Set in the 1700s, it focuses on General Jarjayes of France’s Royal Guard, who curses the birth of his fifth daughter and then decides to raise her as a son. The synopsis reads, “Oscar Jarjayes dresses in men’s clothes, is peerless with the rapier, and is never afraid to take (or give) a punch. When it comes time to appoint a bodyguard to protect the Dauphine Marie Antoinette, the king of France declares that Oscar must duel Count Girodelle’s son for the honor.”
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