New DVD Releases – April 2014

I used to send out a monthly email with some highlights of what was coming out on DVD each month for those poor souls who – unbelievably – chose not to go to the theater or for some reason missed a film in a brief run. I saw it as a public service. Thus…here it is again on one handy site. Hundreds of films come out on DVD each month; recent theatrical releases, straight to DVD, re-releases, and I will pare them down to those I feel are truly noteworthy. So, yes, you will bend to my viewing will…and you will like it!

April 1

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – If I need to tell you about this one, then you should be reading someone else’s film blog. Ron Burgundy is the man.
47 Ronin – Keanu Reeves as a samurai. Yes, you heard me right.
Fargo Remastered Edition – Can it get better?

April 8

The 400 Blows – Fran├žois Truffaut’s debut feature. ‘The 400 Blows’ is considered to be the seminal film of the French New Wave movement.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Part 2 of the trilogy of Tolkien’s novel “The Hobbit” which never needed to be a trilogy in the first place. Cool dragon though…
I Am Divine – Everything you ever wanted to know about Harris Glenn Milstead, aka: Divine. A whole lotta “woman” in a man and John Water’s muse.

April 15

The Invisible Woman – directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, the story of Charles Dickens’ secret lover.
Philomena – The story of a woman’s search for a child she was forced to give up for adoption. Dame Judy Dench & Steve Coogan (who also wrote the screenplay) star, with direction by Stephen Frears.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Ben Stiller’s take on James Thurber’s VERY short story which first appeared in The New Yorker magazine on March 18, 1939.

April 22

Bettie Page Reveals All – An entertaining documentary about the famous pin-up and cult style icon with narration by Bettie herself.

April 29

Gloria – Critically acclaimed film from Chilean director Sebasti├ín Lelio.
The Rise and Fall of The Clash – The ecstasy and then the agony of one of the greatest bands to have ever been.

I hope you have hours of elation and fun with some or all of this month’s New DVD Releases!

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