It’s that time again! What time? NEW RELEASE TIME! We’ve got your rundown of this week’s best Blu-ray and DVD releases right here, so get ready for hot hits, recent faves and yesteryear classics!
Family ties left Cincinnati corporate lawyer Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) obliged to hear out Wilbur Tennant (Bill Camp), a West Virginia farmer claiming his livestock sickened and died from downriver chemical dumping. With the polluter in question being one of his firm’s biggest clients, an investigation that started as crisis management became a fixation that might cost him family and career. Todd Haynes’ fact-based stunner co-stars Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham.
Queen & Slim (2019)
Cleveland criminal lawyer Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and retail worker Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) weren’t finding a lot of sparks from their Tinder diner meet. They’d find all they could handle on the drive home, when an aggressive police pullover escalated into an accidental shooting–and they embark on a tense road race to safe harbor down south as their story makes an inflammatory takeover of the news cycle. Taut and topical thriller co-stars Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Indya Moore.
Over the Moon in Love (2019)
The good news for Brooklyn Moore (Jessica Lowndes) was that she could salvage her foundering matchmaking company with a favorable profile in a popular lifestyle magazine. The problems came when she sought to impress assigned journalist Stephanie Carlton (Amanda Frigon) by fixing her up with her own ex-beau, singer Devin Knight (Wes Brown)…and then realized some of the old spark still remained. Hallmark charmer co-stars Naika Toussaint, Rachel Hayward.
Easter Under Wraps (2019)
With employee morale and market share flagging at the family chocolate-making concern, marketer Erin Cavendish (Fiona Gubelmann) was tasked by her CEO dad with working undercover at the flagship plant and finding out how the rank and file really felt. Her contact with widowed chocolatier Bryan Bailey (Brendan Penny) found them connecting on several levels–but will things turn bitter if the truth of her identity comes out? Hallmark confection co-stars Fred Henderson, Aaron Craven.
Bad Manners (1984)
Wacky comedy follows troubled teen Piper (Georg Olden) to the Home of the Bleeding Heart, an orphanage where he fits right in with the other delinquents. When one of his new pals (Michael Hentz) is adopted by a wealthy couple (Karen Black, Martin Mull), Piper and the rest of his band of ne’er-do-wells concoct a crazy plan to bust their buddy out of his new digs, whether iron-handed headmistress Sister Serena (Anne De Salvo) likes it or not. With Murphy Dunne, Pamela Adlon. AKA: “Growing Pains.”
Gifted teenager Reese (Brighton Sharbino) had a knack for playing and designing virtual reality survival scenarios. However, things got real after an electromagnetic pulse knocked out half of America’s systems–and she has to apply all her skills if she and her widowed dad (Dominic Monaghan) are to make it cross-country to sanctuary with her off-the-grid grandfather (Will Patton). Distinctive doomsday tale co-stars Fionnula Flanagan, Miles Anderson, Michael Filipowich, Kyle Collin.
The first original series from DC Universe offered up a stunningly dark spin on the Teen Titans, as an adult Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites)–looking to put his bitterly fractured partnership with Batman behind him–took on new allies in the form of alien warrior princess Starfire (Anna Diop), half-demon sorceress Raven (Teagan Croft), and animal shapeshifter Beast Boy (Ryan Potter). Minka Kelly, Alan Ritchson, Curran Walters, Conor Leslie also star. All 13 episodes from the second season are included in this two-disc set.
Pray for the Wildcats (1974)
A trio of conflicted admen (William Shatner, Robert Reed, Marjoe Gortner) were willing to do anything to land the account of an overbearing tycoon (Andy Griffith)–including meeting his insistence that they join him for a motorcycle trek across the Baja. They’ll soon be questioning their judgment, and riding for their freedom and lives, as their sociopathic client starts revealing the depths of his depravity. Long-remembered telefilm also stars Angie Dickinson, Janet Margolin, Lorraine Gary, John Barbour.
Taut made-for-TV thriller stars David Janssen as pro football team manager Mike Shelley, whose Cougars are the favorites to win the upcoming Super Bowl. But while the players deal with their own personal and professional issues, Shelley unexpectedly finds himself tracking a ruthless killer who’ll stop at nothing to see that the Cougars lose the big game. Edie Adams, Ken Howard, Donna Mills, Van Johnson, Jane Wyatt, and Tom Selleck co-star.
Playmobil: The Movie (2019)
Since the death of her parents when she was a teenager, Marla (voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy) has been caring for younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman). Their relationship strained, the siblings discover an unexpected way to reconnect when they’re whisked away to a world where Playmobil toys are alive, and soon find themselves off on a thrilling adventure. Based on the German toy line, this computer animated tale also features the voices of Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Lambert.
I Am Fear (2019)
Cable journalist and provocateur Sara Brown (Kristina Klebe) was never shy in projecting her sentiments about terrorism…and they certainly caught the attention of the Los Angeles sleeper cell that kidnapped her with the intent of livestreaming her beheading. However, this hostage is harboring an unholy secret…and her captors are close to discovering what terror really is. Politically charged chiller also stars Faran Tahir, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe, Eoin Macken, Guinevere Turner.