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May, June and July 2018 VIDEO RELEASE DATES




Upcoming in the next few months are a very good selection of movies on video and VOD.  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,  TV series, VOD as well as direct to video.  The most notable are 12 Strong,  Phantom Thread, Wonderstruck and Pacific Rim Uprising.  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.

MAY 2018

May 1. 2018

Mary and the Witch’s Flower- Blu-ray/DVD

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER a young girl who discovers a flower that grants her magical powers – but only for one night. Mary gets taken away to Endor College – a school of magic run by Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But the school is not all that it seems, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

Peter Rabbit- Blu-ray/DVD

PETER RABBIT  When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter — a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent. Animated

12 Strong- Blu-ray/DVD

12 STRONG based on a true story. In the wake of Sept. 11, Capt. Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners.


All I Wish-Blu-ray/DVD

ALL I WISH Zipping around Los Angeles on her Vespa and living a shaggy, freewheeling existence of her own design, Senna marks her 46th birthday as she has many others: Talking to her loving-but-concerned mom Celia (Ellen Burstyn), hanging out with her pal Darla (Liza Lapira), and hoping to make a sale with boutique store owner Vanessa (Famke Janssen), who thinks Senna’s handbag fashions aren’t working. As each year brings another birthday, Senna re-evaluates her life – and reconsiders dating Adam (Tony Goldwyn), the transplanted Boston lawyer Darla once set her up with. But as consecutive birthdays come and go, Senna has her own “coming of age.” Now she just has to figure out which parts of her colorful life she should unwrap.

Lazer Team 2- Blu-ray/DVD

LAZER TEAM 2 A few years after Lazer Team has saved the planet from Aliens, Woodrow “Woody” Johnson was kidnapped, and is now lost somewhere in the Galaxy. A girl by the name of Maggie has received an encrypted alien file that leads into Woody’s kidnapping, And now Lazer Team must try and find him.

In the Fade- Blu-ray/DVD

IN THE FADE Katja’s life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.

Nostalgia- Blu-ray/DVD

NOSTALGIA Throughout the film there are threads that bind each of the subjects in different ways. The following touches on the main characters and how they all come to grips with their losses, loves and future.

Please Stand By Me- Blu-ray/DVD

PLEASE STAND BY ME Wendy sees things differently: she’s fiercely independent, with a brilliant mind and a mischievous sense of hilarity. Wendy also has autism. To her, people are an indecipherable code and the world’s a confusing place. Inspired by her no-nonsense caregiver, Wendy comes of age and escapes from her care home on the road trip of a lifetime to deliver her 500-page script to a writing competition


Winchester- Blu-ray/DVD

WINCHESTER The most haunted house in the world sits on an isolated stretch of land that’s 50 miles outside of San Francisco. Built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester fortune, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To an outsider, it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah’s actually building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts — and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters.

May 8, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed- Blu-ray/DVD

FIFTY SHADES FREED Believing they’ve left behind the shadowy figures from the past, billionaire Christian Grey and his new wife, Anastasia, fully embrace their inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. Just as the Greys begin to step into their new roles, sinister events come to light and jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

Phantom Thread- 4K

PHANTOM THREAD renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps). 

May 15, 2018

Black Panther- Blu-ray/DVD/4K/Digital HD and VOD

BLACK PANTHER The film features a fierce group of Wakandan women, including Nakia (Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o), a War Dog and Wakandan spy; Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s little sister and tech wizard; and the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces led by Okoye (Danai Gurira). They team up with reluctant ally CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) to help T’Challa defend Wakanda against the forces threatening to destroy it.

Samson- Blu-ray/DVD

SAMSON A Hebrew with an unusual gift of strength must respond properly to the call of God on his life in order to lead his people out of enslavement. After his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, his acts of revenge thrust him into direct conflict with the Philistine army. As his brother mounts a tribal rebellion, only Samson’s relationship with a Philistine seductress and his final surrender – both to the Philistines and to God – turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

May 22, 2018

15:17 To Paris- Blu-ray/DVD

15:17 TO PARIS tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a high-speed railway ride. In the early evening of August 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris—an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. The film follows the course of the friends’ lives, from the struggles of childhood through finding their footing in life, to the series of unlikely events leading up to the attack. Throughout the harrowing ordeal, their friendship never wavers, making it their greatest weapon and allowing them to save the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board. The heroic trio is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, who play themselves in the film. 

Wonderstruck- Blu-ray/DVD

WONDERSTRUCK  Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish that their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he’s never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline, they both set out on epic quests to find what they’re missing.

The Party- DVD

THE PARTY Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet’s husband provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun.

JUNE 2018

June 5, 2018

Escape Plan- 4K Ultra HD Combo

ESCAPE PLAN One of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongfully imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. Escape Planis the first pairing of action legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in leading roles, and costars Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, with Vincent D’Onofrio, and Amy Ryan.


Death Wish- Blu-ray/DVD

DEATH WISH Dr. Paul Kersey is a surgeon who often sees the consequences of the city’s violence in the emergency room. When home intruders brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the perpetrators. As the anonymous slayings grab the media’s attention, the public begins to wonder if the deadly avenger is a guardian angel — or the Grim Reaper itself.

A Wrinkle in Time- Blu-ray/DVD

A WRINKLE IN TIME Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.


The Hurricane Heist- Blu-ray DVD

THE HURRICANE HEIST The rural town of New Hope, Ala., has a pair of super-sized problems heading its way: There’s a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf coastline, and there’s a team of 30 well-armed mercenaries intent on looting the local treasury facility.

Freak Show- Blu-ray/DVD

FREAK SHOW Billy Bloom is one-of-a-kind: a fabulous, glitter-bedecked, gender-bending teenager whose razor-sharp wit is matched only by his outrageous, anything-goes fashion sense. When his glamorous mother is forced to send him to live with his straight-laced father, Billy discovers that he’s like a diva-out-of-water at his new ultra-conservative high school. 

Gringo- Blu-ray/DVD

GRINGO Mild-mannered U.S. businessman Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of backstabbing colleagues, local drug lords and a black ops mercenary after traveling to Mexico. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold fights to survive an increasingly dangerous situation.

Devil’s Gate- Blu-ray/DVD

DEVIL’S GATE When a woman and her son mysteriously vanish, FBI agent Daria Francis is dispatched to the small town of Devil’s Gate, N.D., to investigate the primary suspect: religious fanatic Jackson Pritchard, husband and father of the missing persons. But when Francis and local deputy Colt arrive at Pritchard’s foreboding property, they discover much more than they bargained for lurking in the basement.

Thoroughbreds – Blu-ray/DVD

THOROUGHBREDS Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished upper-class teenager who has a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume. Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair eventually bond and hatch a plan to solve both of their problems.

June 12, 2018

Orange is the New Black: Season 5- Blu-ray/DVD

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 5 The power dynamics at Litchfield shift dramatically as the inmates react to tragedy in the explosive fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black.” When the standoff at the prison turns into a full-blown riot, the inmates take advantage of the confusion by conducting séances, holding prisoner auctions, and preening for the morning news. But with relationships tested and friendships starting to fray, will life at Litchfield ever return to normal?


Sherlock Gnomes- Blu-ray/DVD

SHERLOCK GNOMES After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.

Tomb Raider- Blu-ray DVD

TOMB RAIDER Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

I Can Only Imagine- Blu-ray/DVD

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Bart suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son. Years later, Bart’s troubled childhood and mended relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song “I Can Only Imagine” .

Love Simon- Blu-ray/DVD

LOVE SIMON 17-year-old Simon Spier has fallen in love, but it’s a little more complicated than most relationships. He hasn’t told anyone that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online.

An Ordinary Man- Blu-ray/DVD

AN ORDINARY MAN A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world, his maid.

The Humanity Bureau- Blu-ray/DVD

HE HUMANITY BUREAU  In the near future, a government agency exiles unproductive members of American society to a colony known as New Eden. A caseworker soon makes it his mission to expose the bureau’s secrets while also trying to save a banished woman and her young son.


June 19, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising- Blu-ray/DVD

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Jake a promising Jaeger pilot has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy.

Paul, Apostle of Christ- Blu-ray DVD

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST   Haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds, Apostle Paul wonders if he’s been forgotten as he awaits his grisly execution in a dungeon in Rome. Before Paul’s death, Luke writes a book that details the birth of what will come to be known as the church.

Unsane- Blu-ray/DVD

UNSANE Sawyer Valentini relocates from Boston to Pennsylvania to escape from the man who’s been stalking her for the last two years. Her therapist gets her to voluntary sign in to a behavior center. Her doctors begin to question her sanity and they extend her stay only to find out her stalker may be among her. 


Midnight Sun- Blu-ray/DVD

MIDNIGHT SUN Midnight Sun centers on Katie, a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

Flower- DVD

FLOWER Seventeen year olds Erica (Zoey Deutch), Kala (Dylan Gelula) and Claudine are best buds who have their own special click. Totally in tune with each other, they stare down bullies, are sexually hyper and trap the unsuspecting into giving them money. When Luke (Joey Morgan) is about to be sprung from a drug rehab center and added to the family, he reveals a heinous crime that was committed.

June 26, 2018

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony- Blu-ray/DVD

Tyler Perry’s ACRIMONY A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

The Endless- Blu-ray/DVD

THE ENDLESS Two brothers receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t find as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult. 

Gemini- Blu-ray DVD

GEMINI A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a Hollywood starlet and her tenacious personal assistant. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth and celebrity.


July 3, 2018

Seven Days in Entebbe- Blu-ray/DVD

SEVEN DAYS IN ENTEBBE In July 1976, four terrorists hijack an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris and force the flight crew to land in Entebbe, Uganda. There, the Jewish passengers are held hostage, with their safety contingent on the release of dozens of terrorists jailed in Israel, Germany and Sweden. After considerable debate, the Israeli government employs the Israeli Defense Forces to execute a daring rescue.

Beirut- Blu-ray/DVD

BEIRUT American Diplomat to Lebanon Martin Skiles (Jon Hamm) along with his wife Nadim (Khalid Benchegra) are living in Beirut, Lebanon in 1971. They throw a party at their upscale residence with 13-year-old Palestinian ward Karim (Yoav Sadian Rosenberg) being a wonderful host. During the party his best friend and CIA Agent Cal Riley (Mark Pellegrino) arrives and notifies Martin that Karim’s brother has been identified as one of the group who kidnapped the Israeli weight lifting team at the Munich Olympics. Moments later the party gets attacked by Palestinian dissidents who take Karim, killing Nadim in the melee.

Journey’s End- Blu-ray/DVD

JOURNEY’S END It’s 1918 and the war in Europe has taken deathly turn where we find a battalion of British soldiers each waiting if their squad will be called up to the front. Changing out every six days, the men relieve those who have been losing ground against the German Army who is about to begin an all-out attack on the tired and meagerly armed British. Showing no fear and wanting the exhilaration of being in the thick of things, newly commissioned Second Lieutenant Raleigh (Asa Butterfield) requests to be with his former military instructor Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin) who commands squads on the front lines. Granted his wish he gets sent to the front. There he begins to understand the temperament and devastation that war brings on an uneven battlefield.

The Cured- Blu-ray/DVD

THE CURED A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.

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