New DVD Releases April 6th, 2021

DVD movie releases this week include Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Shadow in the Cloud, Earwig and the Witch ( Âya to majo ), and more. Read our latest DVD and Blu-ray releases blog for our picks.

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

DVD Release Date: 04/06/2021
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 07/16/2021
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Actors: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Damon Wayans Jr., Tom Lenk
Plot: A pair of Midwest best friends go on their first ever vacation to Vista Del Mar where they encounter sun, fun and adventure - along with romance and a plot to destroy the entire town.

Shadow in the Cloud

DVD Release Date: 04/06/2021
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2021
Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Roseanne Liang
Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale, Taylor John Smith, Callan Mulvey, Benedict Wall

Earwig and the Witch ( Âya to majo )

DVD Release Date: 04/06/2021
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 02/03/2021
Language: Japanese
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Gorô Miyazaki
Actors: Taylor Henderson, Vanessa Marshall, Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves, Dan Stevens, Kokoro Hirasawa

Defending Your Life

DVD Release Date: 03/30/2021
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 03/22/1991
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Albert Brooks
Actors: Albert Brooks, Michael Durrell, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, James Eckhouse, Gary Beach
Plot: When you die, you go to Judgment City, the gateway to the afterlife. Here you spend the days "defending" certain events in your life during a courtroom-style proceeding. At night you are free to enjoy the posh accommodations.

Daniel Miller (Brooks) finds himself in Judgment City after he is hit by a car. While reviewing his life before a tough panel of judges with the assistance of a less-than-helpful defense attorney, he meets and falls in love with Julia (Streep).

Daniel must prove he has overcome is fear of living in order to be allowed to be with Julia in the afterlife.

Wonder Woman 1984

DVD Release Date: 03/30/2021
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2020
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Patty Jenkins
Actors: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright
Plot: Now with better control of her power and abilities, Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, finds herself in the excess and Cold War tension of the 1980s. She faces two dangerous foes - a freind-turned-enemy in Barbara Minerva aka Cheetah, who teams up with the charismatic, dangerous media mogul Max Lord.

Soul

DVD Release Date: 03/23/2021
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2020
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
Actors: Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Graham Norton, Rachel House
Plot: A musician finds his passion for music waning and then he finds himself without a body. Now he must rely on the help of an infant soul, still learning about herself, in order to return back to himself.

News of the World

DVD Release Date: 03/23/2021
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2020
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Western
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Paul Greengrass
Actors: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Elizabeth Marvel, Mare Winningham, Neil Sandilands, Chukwudi Iwuji
Plot: A widowed Civil War veteran finds himself taking on the task of escorting a young woman - against her will no less - from the Kiowa people. Across the wild, dangerous Texas territory, the duo will form a delicate bond as each are hoping to find a new place to call home.

Promising Young Woman

DVD Release Date: 03/16/2021
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 04/17/2020
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Emerald Fennell
Actors: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Plot: A tragic event in her past causes a young woman to seek vengeance against the men who enter her life.

Songbird

DVD Release Date: 03/16/2021
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 12/11/2020
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Adam Mason
Actors: K.J. Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Alexandra Daddario, Peter Stormare

Rent-A-Pal

DVD Release Date: 03/09/2021
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 09/11/2020
Language: English
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jon Stevenson
Actors: Wil Wheaton, Brian Landis Folkins, Amy Rutledge, Kathleen Brady, Adrian Egolf, Olivia Hendrick
Plot: In the 1990s a lonely bachelor named David, tired of the drudgery of caring for his ailing mother, decides to try a video dating service but is intrigued by a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. He soon finds himself watching the affable video of "Andy" offering his advice and friendship as a service - but David soon finds the price of this friendship is much too steep.

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