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Video Releases For January, February, March 2018

Video Releases For January, February, March 2018

Upcoming in the next few months are a very good selection of movies on video.  Genre’s include romance, children’s/family animation, horror, drama, comedy and action films on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital HD and 4K.  The releases are of titles that were  in theaters and TV series, VOD as well as direct to video.  The most notable are Battle of the Sexes, Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder, Jigsaw, Coco and Blade Runner 2049.  We will be updating the column so please frequent our Video Release page. The films may also be available on VOD or just Digital HD so look for the download information inside the video release box.

We will be reviewing select titles so keep in touch at www.acedmagazine.com to get opinions from our writing staff.  You might also discover a gem that you didn’t know existed or a hilarious comedy to brighten your day. Whether you’re on the lookout for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, thriller, romance, crime, foreign, children’s or lifestyles— the list below has a lot to offer.

JANUARY  2018

January 2, 2018

Breathe- Blu-ray/DVD

BREATHE when Robin is struck down by polio at the age of 28, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together – raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients. Drama, Biography. Stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy. PG-13

 

American Made- Blu-ray/DVD/4K

AMERICAN MADE The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. Drama, Biography. Stars Tom Cruise. R

Battle of the Sexes- Blu-ray/DVD

BATTLE OF THE SEXES  The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Comedy, Drama. Stars Emma StoneSteve Carell. PG-13

The Houses October Built 2- Blu-ray/DVD

THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT 2  recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton – a group who take “extreme haunt” to another level – five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins. Horror, Thriller. Stars Brandy Schaefer. Not Rated

January 9, 2018

My Little Pony: The Movie- DVD

MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland. Kids.  Animated, Stars Emily Blunt. PG

The Foreigner- Blu-ray/DVD

THE FOREIGNER A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities. Drama, Action. Stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan. R

It- Blu-ray/DVD/4K

IT seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.  Written by Stephen King. Horror. Stars Bill Skarsgård. R

Marshall- Blu-ray/DVD

MARSHALL  About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Drama, Biography. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Kate Hudson. PG-13

Crazy Famous- DVD/VOD/Digital HD

CRAZY FAMOUS  follows Bob, an average Joe whose obsession to be famous lands him in a mental hospital. When a patient claims Bin Laden is still alive, Bob escapes with a band of misfits in a last-ditch effort to get Bin Laden and the fame he so deeply desires. Action, Comedy.  Stars Catherine Curtin. Not Rated.

 

January 16, 2018

Blade Runner 2049 

BLADE RUNNER 2049 Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years. Action, Sci-fi. Stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling. R

 

The Snowman- Blu-ray/DVD

THE SNOWMAN For Detective Harry Hole, the death of a young woman during the first snowfall of winter feels like anything but a routine homicide. His investigation leads him to “The Snowman Killer,” an elusive sociopath who continuously taunts Hole with cat-and-mouse games. As the vicious murders continue, Harry teams up with a brilliant recruit to try and lure the madman out of the shadows before he can strike again. Crime, Drama. Stars Michael Fassbender. R

Happy Death Day- Blu-ray/DVD

HAPPY DEATH DAY A teenage girl, trying to enjoy her birthday, soon realizes that this is her final one. That is, if she can figure out who her killer is. She must relive that day, over and over again, dying in a different way each time. Can she solve her own murder?

Loving Vincent- Blu-rayDVD

LOVING VINCENT In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. Animation, Biography, Drama. Stars Douglas Booth. PG-13

I, Daniel Blake- Blu-ray/DVD

I, DANIEL BLAKE A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humor, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end. Drama. Stars Dave Johns. R

January 23, 2018

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel- Amazon Instant Video

SURGE OF POWER: REVENGE OF THE SEQUEL Surge’s nemesis, the Metal Master, is out of jail and trying to reconcile with his estranged parents (Blair, Gerard) and tempted to continue a life of crime by Augur (Roberts), archnemesis of the wise Omen (Nichols, Picardo).  Augur sends Metal Master to Las Vegas for mysterious crystals.  Needing more crime fighting help, Surge activates the artificial intelligence in the Surgemobile (Vilanch, Farnon). Augur emerges from the shadows back in Big City, causing Omen to step into the fray, which alerts The Council, a supervillain cabal bent on world domination.  Facing more enemies than ever before, Surge must do whatever it takes to save mankind.

Geostorm- Blu-ray/DVD

GEOSTORM  When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program’s malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet. Action, Sci-fi. Stars Gerard Butler. PG-13

Jigsaw- Blu-ray/DVD

JIGSAW Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years. Horror, Crime. Stars Matt Passmore. R

 

FEBRUARY 2018

February 6, 2018

Kill Order-DVD, VOD, DHD

KILL ORDER  chaos erupts when a group of armed men break into a high school classroom. They target David, a quiet kid who secretly suffers from unexplained memories of a horrifying past. Tapping into a previously unknown strength, David fights off his attackers and goes on the run. With his life and the lives of his loved ones in jeopardy, David must master the use of his new superhuman strength and fighting skills to find the people responsible and get his revenge.

Bad Moms Christmas- Blu-ray/DVD

BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS Under-appreciated and overburdened moms Amy, Kiki and Carla rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. As if creating the perfect holiday for their families isn’t hard enough, they’ll have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own respective mothers when they come to visit.

Only the Brave- Blu-ray/DVD

ONLY THE BRAVE Through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families and communities, the Granite Mountain Hotshots become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. While most people run from danger, they run toward it — watching over lives, homes and everything people hold dear, forging a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire in Yarnell, Ariz.

Suburbicon- Blu-ray/DVD

SUBURBICON  is a peaceful, idyllic, suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns — the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence.

Demons- DVD

DEMONS Eight years ago, Father Colin Hampstead oversaw an aborted exorcism that resulted in the gruesome death of seventeen-year-old Jewel Grant, in rural Louisiana. The deceased girl’s older sister, Kayleigh, grew immediately attached to Hampstead and sought him out, at first for grief counseling and then, for much more. Eight years later, Hampstead has left the priesthood and become a celebrated fiction writer, specializing in stories about the occult, and he and Kayleigh, now his wife, have a beautiful daughter and run a well-known bed and breakfast in Savannah, GA. When the couple agrees to host a wedding for one of Colin’s college friends, what begins as a Big Chill-type reunion turns into something much more macabre, as the seemingly omnipresent ghost of her dead sister Jewel compels Kayleigh to engage in bizarre, destructive behaviors that endanger the lives of both her friends and herself.

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton-DVD

TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world’s mightiest waves. Among the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionized the sport often to the dismay of purists. The documentary traces his remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood in Hawaii to his fearless first forays into surfing to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves, a quest that ultimately led him to conquer what’s been called “the heaviest wave ever ridden.”

February 13, 2018

Dealt- DVD

DEALT One of the most renowned card magicians of all time, Richard Turner astounds audiences around the world with his legendary sleight of hand. What they may not even realize – and what makes his achievements all the more amazing – is that he is completely blind. Charting Turner’s colorful life from his tumultuous childhood to the present, the film reveals how through determination and force of will, he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to rise to the top of his profession.

Blade of the Immortal- Blu-rayDVD

BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Cursed with immortality, a highly skilled samurai in feudal Japan promises to help a young woman avenge the death of her parents. Their mission leads them into a bloody battle with a ruthless warrior and his band of master swordsmen

The Ballad of Lefty Brown- Blu-ray/DVD

THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN Set in the vast, desolate plains of Montana, the movie  is an ode to the traditional revenge western. When famed frontier lawman and Montana’s first elected senator Eddie Johnson is brutally murdered, his longtime sidekick and friend, Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman), will stop at nothing to avenge his death.

Roman J, Israel, Esq- Blu-ray/DVD

ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man’s former students – the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) – and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.

Wonder- Blu-ray, DVD, 4K, VOD

WONDER follows the inspiring story of the Pullman family, whose youngest child, Auggie, is a boy born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school, and his community, and proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

 

February 16, 2018

POOP TALK- VOD

POOP TALK is an open and honest (and hilarious) look at a taboo topic in today’s society. The docu-comedy gives an inside look at all things poop — from uncensored, embarrassing moments to scientific explanations recounted by 50 experts and comedians including Kumail Nanjiani, Nicole Byer, Adam Carolla, Rob Corddry, Nikki Glaser, Pete Holmes, Eric Stonestreet, Randy and Jason Sklar, Nick Swardson, Dr. Drew Pinsky and many others.

 

February 20, 2018

Daddy’s Home 2- Blu-ray/DVD

DADDY’S HOME 2 Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Thor: Ragnarok- Digital HD, 4K

THOR: RAGNAROK  Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).

February 27, 2018

Just Getting Started- Blu-ray/DVD

JUST GETTING STARTED A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri- Blu-ray/DVD

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon — an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence — gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated.

Murder on the Orient Express- Blu-ray/DVD

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS  A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world’s greatest detective — Hercule Poirot — arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

Coco- Blu-ray/DVD, 4K, VOD

COCO  Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.Disney/PIXAR

Lady and the Tramp- (Signature Collection) Blu-ray/DVD

LADY AND THE TRAMP This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady’s household, threaten to keep them apart.

MARCH 2018

March 6, 2018

The Man Who Invented Christmas- Blu-ray/DVD

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in “A Christmas Carol,” forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.

Wonder Wheel- Blu-ray/DVD

WONDER WHEEL Four peoples’ lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.

Thor: Ragnarok- Blu-ray/DVD, VOD

THOR: RAGNAROK  Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).

The Sandman- DVD

THE SANDMAN Madison is a little girl with the unfortunate ability to bring her nightmares to life. As death follows her close ones she realizes the Sandman in her nightmares is the real killer. Starring Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite) and Tobin Bell (Saw Franchise), they must help Madison fight the monster to end the killings for good.

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