DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: September 2016

  • Publish Date: September 1, 2016
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September 6

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poster . A Bigger Splash Trailers

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Tilda Swinton reunites with her I Am Love director for this remake of Jacques Deray’s 1969 film La Piscine. In this simple but effective tale, Swinton plays a rock star whose idyllic Italian island vacation with her filmmaker boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) is disrupted by her ex-boyfriend (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson).

poster . Love & Friendship Trailers

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A fine pairing of material with director, this comedic adaptation of Jane Austen’s early novella Lady Susan reunites director Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Damsels in Distress) with his The Last Days of Disco stars Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny. Beckinsale delivers a scene-stealing performance as Lady Susan Vernon, a widow scheming to find suitors for herself and her daughter, Frederica (Morfydd Clark), while Sevigny is an American who is her best (and maybe only) friend, Stephen Fry plays Sevigny’s husband, and Tom Bennet plays a rich but dim-witted potential husband. It's one of this year's best films to date.

poster . The Meddler Trailers

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Susan Sarandon stars as Marnie Minervini, the meddler of the title, in the latest from writer-director Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World). In this modest but charming dramedy, Marnie is a recent widow who moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne). J.K. Simmons, Lucy Punch, Billy Magnussen, Casey Wilson, Cecily Strong and Jason Ritter round out the cast.

poster. Money Monster Trailers

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In this only somewhat successful thriller that unfolds in real time, George Clooney stars as Lee Gates, a Jim Cramer-esque financial cable host who is taken hostage on live TV by an angry investor played by Jack O’Connell (Starred Up). Helping to defuse the situation and uncover the truth behind the crash of a high-tech stock is Gates’ producer (Julia Roberts). Also starring Caitriona Balfe, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, and Greta Lee, this is Jodie Foster’s fourth film in the director’s chair following The Beaver, Home for the Holidays and Little Man Tate.

poster . Neon Bull Trailers

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Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second narrative feature surprised critics (in a good way) when it showed in Venice and Toronto last fall. Coming just a year after he found festival success with his first feature, August Winds, Neon Bull takes viewers into the world of vaquejada, a traditional sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls down by their tails. (Don't try this at home.) The elliptical narrative focuses on Iremar (Juliano Cazarré), who designs outfits for dancers in his spare time while dreaming of making fashion his vocation.

poster. The People v. O.J. Simpson (American Crime Story)

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The true-crime analogue to American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series (created with Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski of The People vs. Larry Flynt fame) spends its entire, excellent first season focusing on the 1994-95 murder trial of O.J. Simpson. The cast is (with a few possible exceptions) almost uniformly excellent. Sarah Paulson plays prosecutor Marcia Clark, joined by David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J., John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, Nathan Lane as F. Lee Bailey, Bruce Greenwood as Gil Garcetti, and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran—and those are just some of the recognizable faces—plus breakout star Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden. Critics loved it, and Emmy voters did too: it received 22 nominations this year, second only to Game of Thrones.

More movie releases on September 6, 2016
. Blu-ray and DVD Buddymoon COMEDY | David Giuntoli Amazon
. DVD Compadres ACTION/COMEDY | Omar Chaparro, Joey Morgan Amazon
  Blu-ray Daddy Long Legs (1955) MUSICAL | Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Darkness HORROR/THRILLER | Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Equals SCI-FI/DRAMA | Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart Amazon
. DVD From Afar FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
. DVD Genius DRAMA | Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman Amazon
. DVD Hockney DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Iron Giant (1999) ANIMATION (Director's cut) Amazon
  Blu-ray Night Train to Munich (1940) Criterion Collection Blu-ray release Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Nina DRAMA/MUSIC | Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Now You See Me 2 THRILLER | Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Ones Below THRILLER | Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Tale Of Tales FANTASY | Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Urge THRILLER | Justin Chatwin, Pierce Brosnan Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD What Happened, Miss Simone? DOCUMENTARY/MUSIC Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Center Stage: On Pointe TV MOVIE Amazon
  DVD Charlie's Angels COMPLETE SERIES SET Amazon
  DVD Coach SEASONS 1 & 2 Amazon
  DVD CSI: Cyber SEASON 2 Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Flash SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Friday the 13th: The Series COMPLETE SERIES SET Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Hunt MINISERIES Amazon
. DVD Limitless SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Necessary Roughness COMPLETE SERIES SET Amazon
. DVD Rectify SEASON 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD South Park SEASON 19 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Supernatural SEASON 11 Amazon
  DVD Tales from the Darkside COMPLETE SERIES SET Amazon

September 13

poster . Captain America: Civil War Trailers

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One of the highest-scoring Marvel films to date (and this year's best comic book film so far) is this third Captain America film, which kicks off Marvel's Phase 3 while picking up after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Returning directors Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) have a huge cast to work with, including regulars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., William Hurt, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Emily VanCamp, and Paul Rudd, plus newcomers Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and Tom Holland (who makes his debut as Spider-Man).

poster . The Conjuring 2 Trailers

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James Wan (Furious 7) directs this sequel to his 2013 horror hit The Conjuring. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return for a new story based on the Enfield Poltergeist. Reviews were comparable to those for the first film, so if you liked that one, you should like this too.

poster . De Palma Trailers

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Noah Baumbach (Mistress America) and Jake Paltrow (Young Ones) combine to direct this look at the life and work of director Brian De Palma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible, Passion).

poster . The Fits Trailers

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Quick: Name the best-reviewed movie released so far in 2016. Yes, it's this under-the-radar indie drama (unless you caught a screening at Sundance or Venice, in which case you already know how good it is). Director Anna Rose Holmer’s feature narrative debut is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni (Royalty Hightower), a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati's West End.

poster . Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Trailers

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One of this summer's more notable box office flops (despite fairly good reviews and a good reception among moviegoers who saw the film), the Lonely Island's spoof of modern pop stardom follows clueless singer/rapper Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) as his sophomore album flops, forcing him to reunite with his old boy band.

More movie releases on September 13, 2016
. Blu-ray and DVD Marauders ACTION/THRILLER | Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista, Adrian Grenier Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Measure of a Man FOREIGN/DRAMA | Directed by Stéphane Brizé Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Standing Tall FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) COMEDY | Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda Amazon
  Blu-ray Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman 25-film Criterion Collection Blu-ray set Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Back to the Future (The Animated Series) SEASON 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Big Bang Theory SEASON 9 Amazon
  DVD Chicago PD SEASON 3 Amazon
  DVD The Doctor Blake Mysteries SEASON 2 Amazon
. DVD Empire SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Father Brown SEASON 3 PART 2 Amazon
  DVD Hawaii Five-0 SEASON 6 Amazon
  DVD Law & Order: SVU SEASON 17 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Longmire SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD Madam Secretary SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Newhart SEASON 6 Amazon
. DVD Quantico SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Scorpion SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Suspects SERIES 3/4 Amazon

September 20

poster . Free State of Jones Trailers

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Another unsuccessful summer release, Gary Ross’ first directorial effort since The Hunger Games tells the true story of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey) and his rebellion that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keri Russell also star. Critics found this period drama well-meaning but largely unsuccessful as entertainment.

More movie releases on September 20, 2016
  Blu-ray and DVD Beauty and the Beast (1991) 25th Anniversary Edition Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Blackout Experiments DOCUMENTARY/HORROR Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Blood Simple (1984) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Cat People (1942) Criterion Collection release Amazon
. DVD Colliding Dreams DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray The Enemy Below (1957) ACTION-ADVENTURE | Robert Mitchum Amazon
  Blu-ray High Noon (1952) WESTERN | Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly (new restoration) Amazon
  Blu-ray Johnny Guitar (1954) WESTERN | Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden (new restoration) Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Labyrinth (1986) 30th Anniversary Edition Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Ma Ma FOREIGN/DRAMA | Penélope Cruz Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising COMEDY | Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron Amazon
. DVD Pele: Birth of a Legend DRAMA/SPORTS Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Sacrifice THRILLER | Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves Amazon
. DVD Sunday Ball DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ACTION/COMEDY | Will Arnett Amazon
. DVD Under the Sun FOREIGN/DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. DVD Wedding Doll FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD 2 Broke Girls SEASON 5 Amazon
  DVD Blue Bloods SEASON 6 Amazon
. DVD Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Doctor Who SERIES 8 PART 1 Amazon
  DVD The Good Wife SEASON 7 Amazon
  DVD Gunsmoke SEASON 12 (VOLS. 1 & 2) Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Midsomer Murders SERIES 18 Amazon
  DVD Modern Family SEASON 7 Amazon
  DVD The Originals SEASON 3 Amazon
  DVD Rookie Blue COMPLETE SERIES SET Amazon

September 27

poster Dekalog [The Decalogue] (1989)

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A major achievement in a career filled with them, The Decalogue comes from legendary Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski. Originally airing as a TV miniseries in his home country (and occasionally screened in theaters around the world), The Decalogue consists of 10 one-hour films, each one loosely revolving around modern-day moral issues raised by one of the Ten Commandments. (The films—mostly dramas, save for one more comedic hour—are meant to be viewed independently, as there is little overlap between them other than a common setting.) This Criterion Collection release features new restorations of all of the films (including longer cuts of two of the chapters), as well as interviews, a book, and more.

poster . Hunt for the Wilderpeople Trailers

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New Zealand writer-director Taika Waititi’s follow-up to cult comedy hit What We Do in the Shadows is an adaptation of Barry Crump’s novel Wild Pork And Watercress. The well-reviewed film follows Ricky (Julian Dennison), a city kid who warms to his new foster family, Aunt Bella and Uncle Hec (Rima Te Wiata and Sam Neill), even though they live in the New Zealand countryside. Unfortunately for Ricky, foster care threatens to move him to a new home, so he and Uncle Hec flee into the bush.

poster . The Neon Demon Trailers

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While its critical reception at Cannes was an improvement on that of 2013’s Only God Forgives, Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest feature failed to match the accolades of Drive (for which he won best director in 2011). Starring Elle Fanning as Jesse, a model whose youth and vitality are preyed upon by the Los Angeles fashion industry, this modern horror story features plenty of Refn’s hyper-stylized imagery as well as his predilection to shock (think cannibalism, necrophilia, and more). Reviews are all over the map, ranging from "hot garbage" to "magnificent."

poster . The Shallows Trailers

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Blake Lively must become “self-reliant” when she’s attacked by a great white shark and stranded 200 yards from the shore. (Either that, or she becomes "lunch.") Stalked by the shark, she devises a plan to remain alive. This survival thriller is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Run All Night) from a Black List script by Anthony Jaswinski (Vanishing on 7th Street). It is indeed shallow, according to critics, but it nevertheless offers some escapist fun.

poster . Warcraft Trailers

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The world is still waiting for the first good videogame movie. This latest failed attempt—based on Blizzard's long-running fantasy videogame series—comes from director Duncan Jones, who previously did much better work with Source Code and Moon. Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, and Dominic Cooper star. A slight box office dud despite setting records as the highest-grossing videogame movie of all time (again, why do they keep making these things?), Warcraft was envisioned as potentially kicking off a film series, but the results would suggest that a sequel may not happen anytime soon.

More movie releases on September 27, 2016
  Blu-ray An American Werewolf in London (1981) Restored edition Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Cell SCI-FI/THRILLER | John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Central Intelligence ACTION/COMEDY | Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart Amazon
. DVD City of Gold DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. DVD Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Innocents FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates COMEDY | Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam DeVine Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
. DVD The Catch SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Grimm SEASON 5 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Indian Summers SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Reign SEASON 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Ripper Street SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD The Wonder Years SEASON 6 Amazon

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