Every week we will be bringing you some highlights of the new Blu-ray and 4K UHD releases coming to home media. We won’t feature every release because there may be more than you think. Especially true if you are normally just used to what you see in Best Buy or Target on your trips. For a full list of releases please take a look at our coming soon release list. For now, kick back and see what releases we here at TNM think you should take a look at and we most likely will be buying ourselves. We’ll also note which of those we already have reviews for or any upcoming. These are the New Blu-ray Releases for the Week of 04/03/18.
Compared to the next couple weeks, this one is very light. Apparently, distributors think people will be too hung over on Easter ham to spend money? The only logical conclusion I can think of.
Ballers: The Complete Third Season – From the producers who brought you Entourage, catch-up with Dwayne Johnson as retired football superstar Spencer Strasmore alongside an endearing assortment of colleagues, rivals, and pro-football clients in this HBO® hit comedy.
This season, Spencer, along with longtime colleague Joe Krutel (Rob Corddry), return with a new outlook and fresh goals, hoping to forge bonds with new players across the country while improving his relationships with existing clients. In an ever-changing business where the shelf life for stardom and multi-million-dollar contracts are short, Spencer is intent on proving that the key to successful sports management isn’t just about making money and having fun – it’s about delivering on the promises you make. John David Washington, Donovan Carter, and Omar Miller also return this season, with guest appearances by sports stars Stephen Curry and Eddie George.
Like Me (2017) A reckless loner (Addison Timlin, Little Sister) sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. After releasing a video of herself robbing a convenience store, she amasses a huge following. While traveling along the coast, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll, and a paint-huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs. Robert Mockler’s visually arresting debut feature, produced by indie horror veteran Larry Fessenden, takes the viewer into a world of fabricated personalities and offers a thought-provoking portrait of isolation in our increasingly digital world.
The 6th Man (1997) – Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of the team. Sometime later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in the game and in life, but Kenny changes in the process and doesn’t quite like it.
Celtic Pride (1996) Comedy stars Damon Wayans (I’m Gonna Git You Sucka), Dan Aykroyd (The Couch Trip) and Daniel Stern (City Slickers) score big-time laughs in this outrageous comedy about team spirit has gone way out-of-bounds! Lewis Scott (Wayans) is a stuck-up superstar who’s about to lead his team to the NBA Championship. Jimmy (Aykroyd) and his buddy Mike (Stern) are a pair of die-hard Boston Celtic fans who’d do anything to help their team win… even if it means kidnapping Scott before the final game!
My Father the Hero (1994) Gerard Depardieu stars as an overprotective father who lands in hot water when his overactive teenage daughter gets in over her head at a tropical vacation resort! Soon, the mischievous teen is getting dad in big trouble-hurling him into one madcap misadventure after another. Combining uproarious comedy and a beautiful island setting, My Father the Hero simply overflows with nonstop fun in the sun. Discover for yourself the comedy hit that left critics and audiences alike drowning with laughter.
Antonio Banderas (Play It to the Bone) joins Melanie Griffith (A Stranger Among Us) and Daryl Hannah (The Tie That Binds) in this sexy screwball comedy! Art (Banderas) would like to break off his engagement with his fiancée Betty (Griffith)… only her mob boss ex-husband makes it impossible for him to say no to the wedding! It’s then that Art unexpectedly falls in love with Betty’s beautiful sister (Hannah) and becomes entangled in an outrageous charade when he invents his own twin brother, so he can date both women at the same time. Directed by Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and co-starring Danny Aiello (The Cemetery Club), Joan Cusack (Married to the Mob) and Eli Wallach (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). —–
Antonio Banderas co-stars with Sarah Jessica Parker (TV’s Sex and the City) in this hilarious sexy comedy. Parker is a recently engaged young woman about to make a shocking discovery: Marriage and fidelity don t always go hand-in-hand, especially in her own family. Directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) and co-starring Mia Farrow (Avalanche), Paul Mazursky (Scenes from a Mall), Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Kevin Pollack (Indian Summer) and supermodel Naomi Campbell (Zoolander 2).
Permanent (2017) Set in 1982 in small-town Virginia, PERMANENT centers around the newly relocated Dickson family, Jeanne and Jim (Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson) and their 13-year-old daughter Aurelie (Kira McLean). In this hilariously awkward and unique story full of wit and wisdom of a hairstyle gone wrong, the Dicksons are struggling through major life changes together all the while trying desperately to emerge intact on the other side. Trailer at the end*
Beast of Burden (2018) The skies over the border of the United States and Mexico can be as dangerous and unforgiving as the desert below. Sean Haggerty (Daniel Radcliffe) has flown a route between the two countries many times with a secret cargo of heroin for a Mexican cartel. But tonight Sean isn’t just a drug mule – he’s a DEA informant with a stolen cartel laptop. His plan is sound… until it isn’t. Sean’s wife, Jen,(Grace Gummer) is kidnapped by the cartel and the only way she makes it through the night is if Sean ditches his deal with the DEA. He’s forced to fight for his life, and Jen’s, all from the cockpit of his plane.
Looking Glass (2018) A psychosexual thriller following a couple that buys an old motel in the desert looking for a new beginning, but what seemed at first as an escape is soon a thrilling ride through a mysterious world when Ray (Nicolas Cage) discovers a two-way mirror and witnesses a horrifying murder. In a twisted game of cat and mouse, Ray must race to save his wife and himself from a gruesome secret connected to the motel and the strange people who visit there.
Insidious: The Last Key (2018) The creative minds behind the hit Insidious franchise bring you the most horrifying chapter of the series, Insidious: The Last Key. In this gripping Blumhouse film, Lin Shaye reprises her role as parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier, who returns to her family home to face the unrelenting demons that have plagued her since childhood. Accompanied by her two investigative partners, Specs and Tucker, Elise must delve deeper into the Further to unlock the mystery and destroy her greatest fear.
Insidious: The Last Key comes packed with never-before-seen special features, including an alternate ending, more than 20 minutes of chilling additional scenes, a franchise recap and three all-new featurettes. “Becoming Elise” delves into the mythology of Elise’s origin story and how this “sequel to the prequel” fits into the Insidious-franchise. “Going into the Further” examines what the Further represents to the cast and crew and how the production design in the film differs from the previous films. “Unlocking Keyface” introduces fans to the newest iconic demon in the Insidious-franchise and explores the symbolism behind its creation.
New Blu-ray Releases for the Week of 04/03/18
So that is it for this week. These are some of the Blu-rays we here at The Nerd Mentality will be picking up. Did we miss anything you wanted to see? Let us know what you’ll be picking up and be on the lookout for some reviews featuring some of these releases. Thanks for checking us out, we hope you enjoy watching and collecting Blu-rays as much as we do!