‘Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar,’ ‘Shadow in the Cloud’ Lead April 6 Home Video Releases

A pair of Lionsgate releases, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar and Shadow in the Cloud, top a modest slate of titles debuting on disc April 6, while Paramount’s Assault on VA-33 arrives for digital purchase.

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, from co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids), arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD following a March 26 digital sellthrough release. The film debuted on PVOD Feb. 12. The comedy follows lifelong friends Barb and Star, who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever. The trip includes romance, friendship and a villain’s evil plot. The film also stars Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr., Fortune Feimster, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rose Abdoo, Vanessa Bayer, Phyllis Smith and Kwame Patterson.

Also new on Blu-ray and DVD April 6 from Lionsgate is Shadow in the Cloud. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a World War II flight officer on a secret mission when her bomber is attacked by gremlins. The film was previously available on disc as a Redbox-exclusive rental from Vertical Entertainment.

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RLJE Films and Shudder April 6 presents the Blu-ray and DVD of horror film The Reckoning, starring Charlotte Kirk, Joe Anderson, Steven Waddington and Sean Pertwee. The film was directed by Neil Marshall, who co-wrote the film alongside Kirk (making her feature screenwriting debut) and Edward Evers-Swindell. After losing her husband during the Great Plague, Grace Haverstock (Kirk) is unjustly accused of being a witch and placed in the custody of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter, Judge Moorcroft (Pertwee). Forced to endure physical and emotional torture while steadfastly maintaining her innocence, Grace must face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

In the thriller Assault on VA-33, available digitally from Paramount Home Entertainment and Saban Films, Sean Patrick Flanery stars as a decorated Army veteran fighting terrorists who invade is local VA hospital. It was released in select theaters April 2. Directed by Christopher Ray, the film also stars Rob Van Dam, Weston Cage Coppola, Gina Holden, Mark Dacascos and Michael Jai White.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.

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