On Demand DVD New Releases April 8-14 highlights include Bill Murray in a Golden Globe award-nominated role as FDR and Laura Linney as the president’s cousin Daisy in Hyde Park on Hudson, James Gandolfini and Famke Janssen in Down the Shore, Kevin Farley in the horror movie spoof Paranormal Movie, Seth Green and Katee Sackhoff in Sexy Evil Genius and Tom Sizemore in Company of Heroes. Josh Duhamel narrates Planet Ocean.
Down the Shore James Gandolfini turns in a powerhouse performance as the operator of a rundown children’s amusement park whose world is upturned by the emergence of a stranger whose presence could bring painful childhood secrets to light. (R, 1:33) Also stars Famke Janssen, Edoardo Costa 4/9
Hyde Park on Hudson Bill Murray portrays FDR in this unconventional biopic about the president’s love affair with his distant cousin. It takes place during a weekend in 1939 when FDR met with the king and queen of Great Britain. (R, 1:34) Also stars Laura Linney, Olivia Williams 4/9
Planet Ocean This astonishingly photographed documentary follows people exploring the oceans and makes a plea for audiences to get involved with saving these immense, mysterious bodies of water. (NR, 1:33) Narrated by Josh Duhamel 4/9
Sexy Evil Genius Four strangers are called to gather at a downtown Los Angeles bar and learn they are all ex-lovers of the same woman, who has mysterious and deadly plans for them. (R, 1:25) Seth Green, Katee Sackhoff, William Baldwin 4/9 (same day as theatrical release)
Paranormal Movie This horror spoof centers around a man long haunted by the paranormal who uses cameras to capture the strange goings-on at the new house he and his girlfriend have moved into. (NR, 1:26) Kevin Farley, Carly Craig, Eric Roberts 4/9 (same day as theatrical release)
Company of Heroes American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect. (R) Tom Sizemore, Alastair Mackenzie, Chad Michael Collins 4/12
Other titles premiering On Demand and/or as DVD new releases this week include: He’s Way More Famous Than You 4/8 (coming to theaters May 10), Awesome Adventures Vol. 4: Preschool Party Surprise 4/9, Stoned Bros. 4/9, and 100° Below 0 4/12
Availability dates subject to change. Check your cable provider for ordering information. 3-D movies require a 3-D TV.
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