New on DVD: April 9

This week on DVD, Bill Murray gives an award-winning performance as former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson

Bill Murray stars as US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in this biopic which centers on the man’s long-standing love affair with his own distant cousin (Laura Linney) and the time surrounding a royal visit from the King and Queen of England in 1939.

Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts

In the latest of this Western film series, Luke Perry returns as John Goodnight, a judge who travels the west doling out justice. When he meets the survivor (Katharine Isabelle) of a stagecoach attack, he soon discovers that she is harbouring a dark secret and hiding out from a rich man (Ricky Schroder) who wants to see her jailed. (eOne)

Woochi the Demon Slayer

In this action-packed Korean fantasy, a wizard named Woochi is wrongfully accused of a crime he didn’t commit by some evil goblins and imprisoned in a tapestry during the 1500s. When the goblins return in modern times, he is released from carpeted-prison to battle them again. (Shout Factory)

Kristin Schaal: Live at the Fillmore

Daily Show correspondent and 30 Rock regular (Hazel the creepy NBC page) presents her first stand-up special that was filmed at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. A bizarre blend of surrealistic jokes, skits and performance art, Schaal’s style is definitely not going to appeal to the masses. (Paramount)

Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy

Heavy-set comedian Iglesias returns with his latest special, this one from Hawaii where he shares his insight on family and other topics. This DVD includes his encore, outtakes and much more. (Paramount)


Howdy, Kids: A Saturday Afternoon Western Roundup

Back in the 1950s, Westerns were more than a staple for TV, they made up the majority of programming. This was also true for what kids wanted to watch. While some were happy with cartoons or Howdy Doody, many wanted to ride the range with their favourite Western heroes like Roy Rogers or Gene Autry. Now, with this 3-DVD set Shout Factory has brought together episodes from many of those classic shows including The Lone Ranger, The Rifleman, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon, Annie Oakley, The Cisco Kid and others. This would go perfectly with a bowl of cereal. (Shout Factory)

Boss: Season Two

Kelsey Grammer returns in his Golden Globe-winning role as tough-guy Chicago mayor Tom Kane for the second (and at this point – final) season of this drama series. While battling a terminal brain illness, Kane still manages to take on corrupt city government while slowly building an army of enemies out of his former colleagues. This 3-disc set features all 10 episodes.

Family Ties: The Sixth Season

As this 1980s sitcom neared its end (one more season to go), Paramount finally releases this set after a four-year hiatus. With guest stars including Courtney Cox, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Robert Klein, this 28-episode 4-disc set is a must-have for fans. (Paramount)

Hit & Miss: The Complete First Season

Chloe Sevigny has always been an actress that you couldn’t pin down, and after a five-season run as one of the sister-wives on Big Love and a shocking supporting role on this season’s American Horror Story, she took on this 6-part British drama as Mia, a pre-op transsexual assassin. When she discovers that she has a child she never knew she had fathered, she tries to juggle her career as a hired killer to travel to rural England to get to know her son. (eOne)

Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season

This British fantasy series picks up three years after the conclusion of last season with Arthur now the strong and powerful King, but not all is well. Across the land to the north, some of the kingdom’s men are disappearing into the wilderness and the King, his servant Merlin and his knights must take on the dark and mysterious mission to find out why. This 6-disc set features all 13 episodes.

Dance Moms: Season 2, Volume 2

This 3-DVD set features the final 13 episodes of the season of this reality series surrounding Abby Lee, the owner of a children’s dance studio, her young dancers and their pushy mothers as the children rehearse and prepare for dance competition season and the inevitable Nationals. (eOne)