UK Home Entertainment Release Schedule – March 2020

As the UK faces an unprecedented lockdown in the wake of the evolving pandemic, here’s a handy schedule of all UK home entertainment releases – including VOD, DVD and more – to keep your spirits up in these trying times.

Thanks to Strike Media for the schedule

Trick
Release Date: March 30
Distributor: The Movie Partnership
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Formats: VODAn elusive serial killer, Trick, returns each Halloween to kill innocent victims. Detective Mike Denver (Omar Epps) faced Trick once before, shooting him off a five-storey building. When Trick’s body disappears into the town river, everyone thinks he’s dead. Only Denver believes he’s still alive.

But now, as strange occurrences disrupt the peace of the town, nobody can deny that Trick has returned. Obsessed with catching the murderer, Denver will do whatever it takes to stop Trick claiming their next victim.

Available on iTunes


The Occupation
Release Date: March 30
Distributor: Lightbulb Film Distribution
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Format: DVD, DigitalBased on the true-life story of a 13 year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September of 1942.

Available on iTunes and Amazon


StarDog & TurboCat
Release Date DVD:  March 30 (Out NOW on VOD)
Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Ent.
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Format: Digital, BD, DVDA madcap animated adventure starring Luke Evans , Nick Frost and Bill Nighy; new friends Buddy and Felix set out to find Buddy’s lost owner… and discover their inner superpowers along the way!

Available on iTunes


The Last Right
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Entertainment One
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Format: Digital (Sky,  BT,  TalkTalk,  Rakuten,  Chili,  Amazon,  Apple,  Google Play,  Microsoft,  Sony)Two brothers and a woman they’ve just met journey across the island of Ireland to bury a stranger.

Available on iTunes


Skid Row Marathon
Release Date:  OUT NOW
Distributor: CinEvents
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Format: DigitalSkid Row Marathon is the uplifting and inspiring story of an unlikely group of individuals from LA’s Skid Row, who receive a second chance at life, all brought on by a simple act of kindness.

Available on Vimeo


The Jesus Rolls
Release Date:  Out Now!
Distributor: BlueFinch
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Format: DigitalTHE JESUS ROLLS is a US comedy in which a man is released from prison and goes on a chaotic road trip with his best friend and an eccentric Frenchwoman.

Available on iTunes


BUSTER KEATON: 3 FILMS (Volume 2)
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Eureka Entertainment
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Format: Blu-rayBetween 1920 and 1929, Buster Keaton created a peerless run of feature films that established him as “arguably the greatest actor-director in the history of the movies”. Collected here are three further films from that era; The Navigator, Seven Chances and Battling Butler. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present all three films from stunning 4K restorations in their UK debuts on Blu-ray.

Available on Eureka Store


Jin Roh
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: Blu-rayJapanese anime set in an alternate Japan during the 1950’s.

Public unrest leads the government to set up the Capitol Police Organisation (CAPO), an elite unit of soldiers tasked with restoring order and combating terrorist forces. However, CAPO becomes discredited when one member, Kazuke Fuse (Michael Dobson), fails to act when confronting a young female suicide bomber.

Having witnessed her death Kazuke becomes plagued with doubt about his role in the force and visits the dead girl’s grave where he meets Kei (Moneca Stori), who claims to be her sister. An unlikely relationship develops between the pair and soon Kazuke finds himself having to make a decision about where his loyalties truly lie.

Available on Amazon


Beyond the Door
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Arrow Films
Format: Blu Ray, Limited EditionJuliet Mills and Richard Johnson star in this 1970s Italian horror written and directed by Oliver Hellman.

In San Francisco, young mother Jessica Barrett (Mills) begins to notice her behaviour changing when she discovers she is pregnant with her third child. When her moods worsen and she becomes possessed, she starts to believe she is carrying the child of the Antichrist…

Available on iTunes


Knives Out
Release Date: March 30
Distributor: Lionsgate
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Format: VOD, Blu-ray, DVDRian Johnson writes and directs this American crime drama starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon and Ana de Armas.

To celebrate his 85th birthday, best-selling crime writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) invites his eccentric family, including his three heirs and their children, to attend a party at his mansion. The following morning, however, the patriarch is found dead in an apparent suicide.

Renowned private investigator Benoit Blanc (Craig) is hired to deduce the circumstances of the writer’s mysterious demise and quickly surmises there is one guilty party spinning a twisted web of intrigue for him to unravel. The cast also includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette and Katherine Langford.

Available on iTunes


For Sama
Release Date: March 30
Distributor: Republic
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Format: DVDBritish documentary co-directed by Edward Watts and Waad Al-Khateab.

Beginning in 2012, the film follows student turned-film-maker Al-Khateab over the course of five years as she documents the everyday atrocities of the Syrian Civil War.

Initially chronicling the conflict as an activist, Al-Khateab falls in love with Hamza, a medical student, and begins volunteering in a hospital while those around her flee the war zone. After she gives birth to her first child, Sama, Waad faces the agonising decision of whether to flee her war-torn home and live in exile or stay and aid the fight.

Available on Amazon


Ant-Man
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Format: Blu-ray / 4K Ultra HD + Blu-rayPaul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas star in this sci-fi action movie following the Marvel Comics superhero.

Decades earlier scientist Hank Pym (Douglas) invented a special suit that would allow him to transform to the size of an ant and give him super-strength. The ageing hero approaches petty thief Scott Lang (Rudd) and, with the help of his daughter Hope van Dyne (Lilly), Hank trains him to become the new Ant-Man.

After Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) takes over his former mentor Pym’s business he produces a similar suit to be worn by the military as well as a more powerful suit for himself, transforming him into Yellowjacket. This results in chaos and it’s up to Ant-Man to use both his thieving skills and his new-found abilities to save the day.

Available on Amazon


Military Wives
Release Date: March 27
Distributor: Lionsgate
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Format: DigitalFollowing a group of women in England whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with the men’s absences, they form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement. Inspired by global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base.


Standing Up, Falling Down
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
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Format: DigitalAmerican comedy starring Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz.

Stand-up comedian Scott Rollins (Schwartz) moves back to his hometown after four years in Los Angeles where his career has stagnated. Scott finds himself at a loose end as he realises that his friends have all moved on, including his ex-girlfriend Becky (Eloise Mumford).

However, a number of chance encounters with an alcoholic dermatologist named Marty (Crystal) results in an unlikely friendship developing between the pair as they share past regrets about their life choices.

Available on iTunes


Frozen II (and Frozen Boxset I & II)
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
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Format: Blu-ray, 3D, 4K & DVDKristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad return to provide their voice talents to this Disney animated sequel.

Three years after the events of ‘Frozen’ (2013), Elsa (Menzel), now Queen of Arendelle, and her younger sister Anna (Bell) are celebrating the arrival of autumn when Elsa hears a mysterious voice calling out to her from the north.

With their kingdom under threat from reawakened elemental spirits, the sisters, joined by Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Olaf (Gad), embark on an adventure to the Enchanted Forest as Elsa searches for the source of the voice and seeks answers about the origin of her magical abilities.

Frozen II Available on Amazon
Double pack available on Amazon


Joanna Lumley’s Hidden Caribbean: Havana to Haiti
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Dazzler
Format: DVDThis new series sees Joanna travel across two of the most enigmatic countries in the Caribbean – Cuba and Haiti – to explore, uncover and share the hidden gems that these countries have to offer. Joanna kicks off her adventure in the back of a classic car in Havana, outlining her 1500-mile Caribbean adventure.

Available on Amazon


Motherless Brooklyn
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Ent.
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Format: DigitalEdward Norton writes, directs and stars in this American crime drama based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem.

Set in 1950s New York, the film follows the eccentric and troubled private investigator Lionel Essrog (Norton), who suffers with Tourette’s, as he investigates the murder of his mentor, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). The trail leads him to civil rights activist Laura Rose (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and the powerful, corrupt city planner Moses Randolph (Alec Baldwin). The cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Leslie Mann, Bobby Cannavale and Michael K. Williams.

Available on iTunes


Vivarium
Release Date:  Out Now!
Distributor: Vertigo
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Format: DigitalVIVARIUM is a sci-fi horror in which a couple become trapped in an labyrinth-like housing estate made up of identical empty houses.

Available on iTunes


The Truth
Release Date:  Out Now!
Distributor: Curzon
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Format: DigitalFor his first feature outside his native Japan, Kore-eda Hirokazu unites French screen legend Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in a charming and moving story of family dynamics and human relationships.

Available on Curzon Home Cinema


4 Kids  & IT
Release Date:  April 3
Distributor: Sky Cinema
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Format: Sky CinemaNew couple Alice (Patton) and David (Goode) take their less than enthusiastic children on a family holiday to a Cornish cottage to meet each other for the first time. The holiday takes an unexpected turn when, on the local beach, the kids discover a magical and very grumpy Psammead (Caine), a creature with the power to grant magical wishes.

Unfortunately, they also run into local aristocratic oddball Tristan (Brand), who wants to capture the Psammead for his own gain. The ensuing adventure brings the new siblings together and helps them to accept their parents’ newfound happiness.


My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Spring, Sunsets, Holidays
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership
Format: DVDCollection of children’s animations set in the magical world of Equestria and based on the line of toys created by Hasbro Inc. In ‘My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Spring Breakdown’ (2019) Rainbow Dash (voice of Ashleigh Ball) and her friends go on a cruise ship as part of their spring break celebrations.

However, Rainbow Dash visualises about fighting off evil and does all she can to attract danger in order to use her magic. When a storm arrives Rainbow Dash has her wish fulfilled, but in order to save the day she will have to rely on the help of her friends.

Available on Amazon


Honeyboy
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: DigitalShia LaBeouf writes and stars in this drama based on his childhood and rise to fame, focusing on his relationship with his father.

As a child, Otis Lort (Noah Jupe) is encouraged by his overbearing father James (LaBeouf) to embrace the world of acting, fulfilling a lifelong dream that passed him by. As Otis ages and James’s encouragement turns to extreme pressure, Otis (Lucas Hedges) finds himself rebelling away from his father and his dreams.

Available on iTunes


Bloodshot
Release Date: March 27
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
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Format: DigitalBased on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too.

Available on iTunes


The French Lieutenant’s Woman- The Criterion Collection
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Criterion Collection / Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Format: Blu-ray, RestoredThis adaptation of John Fowles’ novel casts Jeremy Irons and an Oscar-nominated Meryl Streep as Anna and Mike, two actors filming a Victorian drama in a quiet English fishing village. As the production runs its course, the performers’ relationship off-set begins to mirror their on-camera romance. Scripted by renowned playwright Harold Pinter.

Available on Amazon


LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar – Season 1
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Format: DVDSet in 2012, newly hired animal behaviourist, Owen Grady, and Assistant Manager of Park Operations, Claire Dearing, team up on Isla Nublar to deal with everything the Jurassic World park throws their way, including runaway dinosaurs, ongoing construction to expand the park, throngs of tourists, unpredictable tropical weather and an impulsive boss!

In LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, there’s also a mysterious saboteur, with surprising ties to the park’s past, who is on a quest to find a legendary treasure and destroy Jurassic World forever. What could possibly go wrong? Well… everything

Available on Amazon


21 Bridges
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Formats: Blu-ray/ DVDChadwick Boseman stars as an NYPD detective leading a Manhattan manhunt in this American crime thriller.

After eight police officers are murdered in New York City, Captain McKenna (J.K. Simmons) tasks detectives Andre Davis (Boseman) and Frankie Burns (Sienna Miller) with catching the killers. To ensure they don’t escape, Davis seals off Manhattan and orders that the island’s 21 bridges are shut down. However, as he investigates the crime scene, Davis begins to question the NYPD’s role in the case and McKenna’s motives for ordering the manhunt.

Available on Amazon


Villain
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: Studio Canal
Formats: DVD/ Blu Ray/ Digital1970s crime drama starring Richard Burton, Ian McShane and Nigel Davenport.

Based on James Barlow’s novel ‘The Burden of Proof’, the film follows East End gangster Vic Dakin (Burton) as he plans what he hopes will be a lucrative heist, while also struggling to get to grips with his sexuality. Meanwhile, his long-suffering mother (Cathleen Nesbitt) attempts to keep her wayward and vicious son in line.

Available on Amazon


Fire Will Come
Release Date: Out Now!
Distributor: New Wave FilmsFIRE WILL COME is a Spanish language drama in which a pyromaniac goes to live with his mother after being released from prison.


Escape from Auschwitz
Release Date:  March 30
Distributor: High Fliers Video Distribution
Format: DVD

Low budget historical drama about prisoners incarcerated in Auschwitz who attempt a daring escape.

Available on Amazon

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