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In-home Releases: April 10, 2018: PHANTOM THREAD, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, MOLLY’S GAME, & More

 

In-home Releases: April 10, 2018

New films and TV shows have been released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, and Digital HD today (April 10, 2018), including new Criterion Collection films. Some of these releases are on single discs while others come in large collections, filled with extras, behind-the-scenes footage, and cloud capabilities. Below you find a listing of those films and TV programs.

Our Picks of the Best DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K Ultras, and Digital HDs Out Today

Phantom Thread
The Greatest Showman
Molly’s Game
All The Money In The World
Knowing
Push
Up In Smoke

Thoughts on This Week’s In-home Releases

Leading off my number one pick for this week’s in-home releases is the latest film from director Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread.  Starring three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis in what he has said is his final film role, the film tells the story of a dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman.  Anderson has always been an auteur that is interested in exploring different periods of time, and has transitioned from early on in his career from ensemble pictures (Boogie Nights, Magnolia) to one’s focusing on two or three characters (There Will Be Blood, The Master, and now Phantom Thread).  I have yet to see the film, but will definitely be checking it out.

Next up is Hugh Jackman’s period musical The Greatest Showman.  A surprising hit with audiences, the film grossed $420 million worldwide.  The film celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of P.T. Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.  The soundtrack is very well done, and having listened to some of the songs on their own, I am intrigued by seeing them in context.

Also releasing this week is the Oscar-nominated directorial debut of celebrated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game.  A biography of the true story of Molly Bloom (played by Jessica Chastain) an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

In his review FilmBook writer Sam Joseph said about the film:

Overall, I was left with the impression that I was granted a seat at a VIP table – an outsider allowed to watch the insiders at their best & worst. Aaron Sorkin does have a knack for that (considering his directorial debut worthy of his own writing skills should be the oddest thing I say about the man, at the moment), but the cast really sold the idea of extraordinary people still being people. People you might want to share a table with – for better or worse.

Much like some of its card players, Molly’s Game may leave you more satisfied with the experience, than the outcome. I’d consider myself a winner, in that regard; but I recommend you go for the pleasure of just watching the game play out.

Also releasing this week for the first time on 4K courtesy of LionsGate are two films from 2009, Knowing and Push.  For a detailed look at the Nicolas Cage led film Knowing, please listen to the Podcast from FilmBook contributors Mike Smith and Mike DeCriscio.

Let us know your thoughts and which new In-Home Releases for April 10, 2018 you plan on purchasing (or renting) below in the comments section. Readers seeking more In-Home release news can visit our Home Entertainment News Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook.

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About the author

Kyle Steininger

Born and raised in Chicago, Kyle has loved movies ever since his father took him to the theater to watch Home Alone. Since then, he has developed a passion for films and everything about them from watching endless DVD extras, interviews with cast/crew, and attending screenings of older films when available. Some of his favorite directors include Kubrick, Fellini, Scorsese, Tarantino, Leone, and Nolan.

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